November 9th, 2011

The 1% Club Meet in Central London

Organisers of today’s demo put the number at 10,000, while the police say it’s more like 2,000. An attempt to expand the camp at St Paul’s down to Trafalgar Square was dispersed with short shrift. Back up the road there’s quite a gathering of speakers. Jet set multimillionaire Polly Toynbee, who owns properties in both London and Italy, addressed the crowd, while fellow 1%er and millionaire Billy Bragg provided the tunes…

But panic not, the former Viscount Stansgate, Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn has taken a stroll down from his two million pound plus Holland Park mansion to give them a dose of reality…

UPDATE: Rage Against the Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello was spotted at the occupiers camp today. He’s worth $60m.


434 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    One day the Looney left will grow up.

    I hope….

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  3. 3
    UB40 says:

    I am the one in ten of the one in ten

  4. 4
    Pollys Love Child says:

    Leave my mum out of this! I’m set to inherit that villa in Tuscany.

  5. 5
    JH says:

    How generous the likes of Polly, Billy and Tony Benn are.

    With other people’s money of course, but it’s the thought that counts.

    Sniff.

  6. 6
    BillyBob... says:

    The usual mantra of these idiots, most of who were still in nappies when she was PM !!

  7. 7
    Smig says:

    Quick lads! Leave the tents and head for Tuscany! There’s a lovely big empty villa there.

  8. 8
    BillyBob... says:

    No they will not, but nice to see the political classes, millionaires and the like turning out to look at the sheep …….

  9. 9
    Smig says:

    Perhaps you could arrange for a little accident. Then you’ll get the villa sooner.

    There are other positives to come from this course of action too, but don’t worry about those.

  10. 10
    AC1 says:

    You know, with the left it’s immoral to actually earn the millions through work.

    If you inherit it by accident of birth it’s much more agreeable (to them) way of being rich…

  11. 11
    AC1 says:

    Wasn’t M Thatcher (PBUH) out of power before anyone going to uni was even born?

  12. 12
    misterned says:

    People in 20 years could be shouting, “Blair! Blair! Blair! Who? Who? Who?”

    These protesters are not living in the real world are they?

  13. 13
    Smig says:

    I know of a chap that has a very fashionable umbrella for sale. It is Bulgarian in origin and as yet, only used twice.

  14. 14
    Ewanme says:

    lol

  15. 15
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Let’s assume the average of 2,000 & 10,000. About 6,000 dirty, scruffy, bone idle student scum. They represent 0.01% of the population. Hardly the 99%.

    Get a fuckin’ job.

    Hahahahahahaha.

  16. 16
    misterned says:

    Third year students and mature students may have been born. The rest of them? nah!

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  18. 18
    misterned says:

    2000 students Vs 4000 police. Should be a quiet protest.

  19. 19
    EdMiliband says:

    Vey are the Fuschia

  20. 20
    Engineer says:

    If any of them are raiding Fortnum and Mason, would they be kind enough to save me a tin of caviar, please?

    I really wouldn’t trouble them, but unlike Polly, Billy and Tony I can’t afford it myself, and I just wondered what it was like.

  21. 21
    David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

    Is anyone?

  22. 22
    jgm2 says:

    Since it’s poetry week on the blog…

    The 1% club met in London,
    To be lectured by some fucking moron,
    Who told the thick twits,
    ‘It’s the fault of the rich’,
    Then fucked off to Fortnum and Mason.

  23. 23
    Jimmy says:

    The politics of envy. So sad.

  24. 24
    Twins-starring Piggy Pickles and Balls says:

    Yes they will. They will become Theresa May clones and blame their staff for following to the letter the written instructions they were given.

  25. 25
    Deep Froat says:

    Those plastic bullets have best before dates you know. so lads try to use a few at least eh? Aim for the groins.

    FIRE!

  26. 26
    David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

    Avoiding the cunning trap: I like this little ditty –

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  28. 28
    Twins-starring Piggy Pickles and Balls says:

    Well it is safer than chanting “Piggy Piggy Piggy, Pie Pie Pie”. A mere 2000 would be killed in the rush as Piggy Pickles exits the ministry and seeks the goodies.

  29. 29
    Deep Froat says:

    Just remember to keep paying your taxes to fund golden public sector pensions while you eat your gruel in your shack.

    Unite will be round for the shirt off your back tomorrow.

  30. 30
    Twins-starring Piggy Pickles and Balls says:

    Ah, a man of the 80s – the decade music forgot.

  31. 31
    Loungelizard says:

    Catfud

  32. 32
    Engineer says:

    They’ll just have to share. Take turns with the truncheon, as it were.

  33. 33
    NeverRed says:

    1% of the working taxpaying population is 260,000, they certainly don’t represent the the other 25,940,000, who still contribute £billions paying for their education.

  34. 34
    WVM says:

    Indeed, welcome on-board Jimmy!

  35. 35
    BillyBob... says:

    The left leaning is to placate any feeling of guilt ‘cos they are sooooooo rich ??

  36. 36
    Engineer says:

    Or possibly the politics of hypocricy….

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Not every super rich person is greed or bad there are very nice super rich people as well. Same as poor people not every one is nice or decent.

    Protesters are against the greedy and selfish who gives money to conservative and labour party to reduce their taxes and cut employees salaries and benefits.

  38. 38

    Who here are in the 1% club? Both my wife and I are in it. But we are grander than the “British” 1% club, we both belong to the “World” 1% club.

    It’s easier to join, if you are earning £21,000 a year or more you are also in it.

    Yup! Only 1% of the people in this world earn £21,000 or above.

  39. 39
    Engineer says:

    You, sir, are spoiling your cat.

  40. 40
    NeverRed says:

    They obviously can’t aim for the brains as they would be wasted shots.
    Testicles and nipples might calm down the bottle throwers.

  41. 41
    dads for two aircraft carriers says:

    I saw them set off from UCL with two helicopters expensively escorting them. Measly numbers, definitely closer to 2,000.

  42. 42
    A Poet says:

    Not a bad attempt at free verse – but why not try a limerick that rhymes ?

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Bit tricky that. My daughter is back doing postgrad because, despite graduating with a first from a top 5 uni, she (and most of her friends) found all the available jobs taken by the children of management in the companies where they secured jobs. Now whats the word? Oh yes – nepotism.

  44. 44
    Smig says:

    Mind the windowlickers, Tino!

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Hard work fine cheating others not.

  46. 46
    Stuart Baggs Calculator says:

    1% of the UK population is 750,000

    these people represent fuck all

  47. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    So what the protesters want is for government to tax me more so they can have a “free” education?

    They want cheaper goods, higher wages and less profits but more spending by government.

    Guess hey skipped maths lessons.

  48. 48
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Class ! :-)

  49. 49
    Well it's a thought says:

    Envious of what? Jimmy, the capitalists in Londonistan are winning these 2000 or 10000 have to be fed and watered, have your lot of idiots got soup kitchens running for them, sorry Liebour=Capitalism, selling them food, you lose and the British public lose for having Liebour as a political party.

  50. 50
    Bread, P**ce and Gastric Bands says:

    Let’s turn it into the politics of anti-hypocricy, and make the second properties of all these socialists available for the homeless to live in.

  51. 51
    hry says:

    tony benn is more of a man than you’ll ever be Guido…your kids will be ashamed of you

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    If you earn £21,000 in India you will be very rich if you earn £21,000 in UK you are poor.

  53. 53
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    The looney left are in the cabinet- look at Cable, Clegg, Alexander and Huhne. Today lunatic Huhne states wind machines are here to stay and then rants in an attempt to justify global warming and his Energy policy which is economic lunacy. Remember this twat wanted the UK to join the single currency. Come on CPS, charge this twat ASAP and lock him up. He is a deranged pathological liar that has no sense of reality.

    Clegg, you were going to shut the gates of Westminster until parliament was cleaned up. When are you going to start with your MPs????

  54. 54
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    what has he done in his life?

    #cantbefuckedtolookupwiki

  55. 55
    Marmite says:

    Is that you Moussa? Poor sod. What a shame.

  56. 56
    jgm2 says:

    Now whats the word? Oh yes – nepotism.

    Newspaper industry?

    BBC?

    Parliament?

  57. 57
    A little education is a marvellous thing says:

    I had a free university education, and think that free university educations should still be available.

    However, when I went there, only about 10% of the population went and the education which I was given was worth having. Now nearly anyone can go to university, the qualifications of many graduates are nearly worthless.

    Thatcher started it by letting the crappy polytechnics pretend to be universities, and it has been down hill all the way since then.

  58. 58
    jgm2 says:

    Thanks.

  59. 59

    Oh, I wish I had their money!

  60. 60
    How Many says:

    Not according to Tesco

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  63. 63
    Ah! Monika says:

    Why oh why did I stupidly spend £20 on a toaster at Comet yesterday when I could have bought the whole company for £2?

  64. 64
    spot on! says:

    err, youll need to change Huhne to Hunt

  65. 65
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Really?

    Take a look at Hilary.

  66. 66
    jgm2 says:

    With students being lectured by Polly,
    Who’s increasingly gone off her trolley,
    The kids would do well,
    To give the bitch hell
    And ask her to share out her lolly.

    Will this do?

  67. 67
    spot on! says:

    fucks sakes, Guido, C U.n.t
    lol!

  68. 68
    The Dirty Rat. says:

    Did you go to school? Your comments loose any impact when you can’t obey or do not know the elementary rules of English grammar.

  69. 69
    Steve Miliband says:

    Who can forget Vision On

  70. 70
    BillyBob... says:

    wtf ?? ‘cos A W B drinks tea ?

  71. 71
    Gordon Brown says:

    I see Carlos Tevez hasn’t turned up yet again, despite drawing his poxy wages!

    What a Cun’t that man is.

  72. 72
    nell says:

    OK so the 2000 students who claim to be representing all the thousands of others who aren’t interested in turning up are now throwing apples and food at the police .

    If they can afford to throw good food away they’ve clearly got too much money to live on.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:
    November 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    What about Osborne increasing tax on petrol?

  74. 74

    And that series he did where he went into the changing room of a costume shop.
    Great show!

  75. 75
    Titford Hat says:

    Looks like blackberry jam. Tastes of fish. You’re better off eating a (proper, not tinned) sardine.

  76. 76
    baaaaaa says:

    Whatever the view, it’s nice to see someone with backbone telling politicians to go fuck themselves and refusing to stand in line and obey like a load of sheep. Are you going to meekly knuckle under to pay off debts run up by financial crooks and a corrupt political establishment? Have a look at MPs and peers pension plan. i’ll just bet there’s no deficit there.

  77. 77
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Do these people, too, enjoy intimate relations with their deceased loved-ones, dear? I was beginning to feel the odd-one-out for a while.

  78. 78
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Most of them were wet stains on their Mother’s knickers when Maggie was PM.

  79. 79
    Rove says:

    Hasn’t Benn moved out of his Notting Hill mansion into sheltered accommodation?

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Marmite it must be Moussa. I would recognise that half witted rambling anywhere.

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    A Poet says:

    That’s much better…….

    jgm2 for Poet Laureate

  82. 82
    Filthy Lucre says:

    Marmite it must be Moussa. I would recognise that half witted rambling anywhere.

  83. 83
    The Paragnostic says:

    A first in what, though?

    If it was a first in something useful, no doubt she’d have had job offers thrust upon her.

    I surmise that it’s a first class degree in a third-class subject.

  84. 84
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    golf clap

  85. 85
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Will anyone join me in pouring a sweet sherry, dear? It must be that time of the day by now.

  86. 86
    WVM says:

    Let them eat cake.

  87. 87
    Grammar Nazi says:

    I think you’ll find they lose impact.

    The only think you can generally ‘loose’ is fateful lightning.

  88. 88
    Ah! Monika says:

    Glass-houses… Loose?

  89. 89
    The bumpire strikes back says:

    Fuck off

  90. 90
    WVM (40 and a quarter) says:

    No Elsie it’s time we pour out your colostomy bag and fit a new one dear.

  91. 91
    The Paragnostic says:

    Yep – 750 grands worth of sheltered housing.

    Nice to think of him sipping his tea in warden-supervised peace, the destructive old fool.

  92. 92
    Ah! Monika says:

    It’s the Vodka that makes it worthwhile.

  93. 93
    Marmite says:

    Ah, anonymong! Keep taking your mind altering dr*gs, for gawd’s sake, you pathetic spazza.

  94. 94
    WVM says:

    Well well, looking at sky news it seems as though the student protest has turned in to as drug fuelled street rave now, party on dudes!

  95. 95
    MiguelM says:

    I think you will find that the ex Lord Stansgate,Citizen Benn, is the proud possessor of a Holland Park mansion nearer 8 million pounds. This is where you expect to find firebrand revolutionaries of course.

  96. 96
    Marmite says:

    Anonymous, with deepest apologies. My comment was ment for Moussa, not you. So very sorry,

  97. 97
    The Paragnostic says:

    With hypocrites filling their pages
    And a tax shelter paying their wages
    The Guardian crowd
    So shrill and so loud
    Haven’t had it so cushy in ages.

  98. 98
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You and he could form a club, then you’d have a friend

  99. 99
    Marmite says:

    Once again anonymous, my apologies.

  100. 100
    WVM says:

    It show where the lefty brainwashing is coming from, she really did piss ‘em off back in the day didn’t she. :)

  101. 101
    misterned says:

    Superb jgm2, Comment of the Month!

  102. 102
    misterned says:

    Very very good too!

  103. 103
    Get a Grip says:

    On that subject, read Polly’s ramblings in the Guardian a few weeks ago about what she said was ‘class’. What she was actually talking about was nepotism. The champions in that respect are the luvvie professions including the BBC. I am surprised no one in Parliament has made an issue about it because the Left are very vulnerable on that account.

  104. 104
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Someone with backbone? Have they started sleeping in their tents outside St. Pauls then?

  105. 105
    DikiLeaks says:

    I think you may be confusing your love-life with this, Elsie:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepotism

    By the way, how is Reg these days?

  106. 106
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You mean like Polly, Hattie and the Millibands?

  107. 107
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    If you missed it, Chunk of Neo-Guidos Sky interview from earlier, with controversial (awesome) tshirt: http://youtu.be/FBy3H5kmLjU

  108. 108
    yeah, right.. says:

    Labour party PPC list?

  109. 109
    Engineer says:

    He shut a lot of coal mines. More than Maggie did, as it happens.

    And told a lot of anecdotes about the thirties on Any Questions.

    That’s about it, really….

  110. 110
    Selohesra says:

    He might be a crazy old loon but I’ve always had a soft spot for Wedgie – went to see him once and very entertaining. Should never have been anywhere near the levers of power though

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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Rather brittle, dear.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

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    Polly Fuckface says:

    If my hubby still had his quango job we could still eat a slap-up meal in a Michelin starred restaurant on his expenses.

    Oh how I hate that b’stard Pickles.

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    Usually correct says:

    The politics of stopping hoohning scum robbing you, more like!

  116. 116
    Conning the Gullible says:

    When you realise the basic concept that ALL socialists are essentially hypocrits at heart their actions are completely rational !!

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    Engineer says:

    Have a careful think about which governments ran up the debt. Then have a careful think about what best to do about it, with particular reference to the useful (or otherwise) effect of throwing missiles at the police and generally causing disruption.

    Then get back to us.

  119. 119
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Bet you don’t

  120. 120

    Quite right, Paragnostic. When my son came to study for his A levels, I insisted that he did pure maths and applied maths, together with physics and chemistry.

    This was in the early 90s when the ologies were gaining ground, because you could get by on waffle with these. He was not completely happy with what I had said I expected of him, as he had been offered to study the combined maths, but he got down and got his passes and went on to university and graduated, the first from our family to do so.

    It is not that he used all these subjects in his work, he doesn’t – except for the maths. He is now working his way ever upwards in Larry Ellison’s outfit and is earning a bob or two. He would not have been able to get there if he had not been able to show some evidence of rigour. I was glad I pushed him at this particular stage, particularly as my parents had tried to push me and it turned out to be a disaster.

  121. 121
    Usually correct says:

    Baton rounds are supposed to be aimed at the ground in front of protesters, ricocheting into their legs, actually! Any plod firing straight at people could be classed as dangerously incompetent.

  122. 122
    Michael Ostomy-Bag says:

    *Dons hard hat and wellingtons* I’m going in. Wish me luck.

  123. 123
    Investions of the 20th Century says:

    Don’t knock “Wedgie” ……. he invented the “seatcase ”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1285193/Tony-Benn-launches-Seatcase-suitcase-comes-seat.html

  124. 124
    WVM says:

    And drink Starbucks coffee.

  125. 125
    anon says:

    I liked the first one jgm2. It’s the way you tell them.

    There was an old PM called Home
    Who suffered because of Profum
    o he tried to be Cholmondeley
    Cos Ms Christine was cumly
    But John should have stayed out of her womb.

  126. 126

    My HTML has also turned out to be a disaster… :-)

  127. 127
    sitting here pressing the refresh button says:

    Race ya

  128. 128
    AC1 says:

    They want an end to the greed of having to work for things, instead if you just do all the work and (forced to) pay for them.

    See simple.

  129. 129
    Tory Boys always bend the rules to suit says:

    Don’t get too excited. They’re busy commenting on it before they actually publish the next fucking post.

  130. 130

    Since half the comments here are made by people pretending to be Billy, it will probably look like he was first. I see he is still stealing other peoples comments.

  131. 131
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

    Guido pays Billy to post

  133. 133
    AC1 says:

    But when they grown up they’ll be proud of you.

    On the other hand, those marching neotes stuck in endless preadolescence will never reproduce.

  134. 134
    WVM says:

    I recommend installing the latest four Windows updates today and restart your PC as quick as you can. Apparently MS has been caught napping again as the hackers have found yet another back-door and are having a field day by all accounts.

  135. 135
    Anonymous says:

    I remember the days when you used to complain about people posting others comments without making any comment themselves. However, that was before you had various new arseholes torn!

  136. 136
    The Paragnostic says:

    I’m in favour of free tuition for those able to study useful subjects (maths, science, engineering, medicine), and even a bursary to pay for their living expenses.

    Any ologies, economics, or ‘liberal arts’ subjects should be paid for by those foolish enough to think them worth studying.

    After all, getting a PPE degree will pay for itself in HoC expenses / lobbying cash…

  137. 137
    AC1 says:

    The fourth word of your reply will give the poster problems…

  138. 138
    Hugh Janus says:

    Certainly not Toynbee, Bragg and Wedgie. I’m so glad I missed them. Physical violence does not come readily to me, but in their case I would be more than happy to make an exception….

  139. 139
    Protecting Billy's Crease says:

    I know what you mean.

  140. 140
    Taxpayer says:

    Why weren’t the student marchers in college?

  141. 141
    The Paragnostic says:

    Double-charging them usually helps to clear the crowds more quickly…

  142. 142
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s come to the point where I can’t stand listening to labour MPs. Their rank hypocrisy, denial and outright lies has finally become too much.
    They really are scum.

  143. 143
    Bloke from Life of Brian says:

    I’m Billy, and so is my wife.

  144. 144
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Is that what they call it these days, dear? So much nicer than sodomise, don’t you agree?

  145. 145
    Gordon Brown says:

    buy euros

  146. 146
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Occupy Sydney is down to Four!

    I wonder what % they represent?

  147. 147
    The Paragnostic says:

    Haha – posting from my Linux lappie, so not bothered :-P

  148. 148
    jgm2 says:

    Never mind Polly. Stick it on The Gruaniad account.

    Or, failing that, expense it against PollyToynbeeWritesShit plc (directors Mr and Mrs Toynbee – salary 7200pa each, dividends (after expenses) taxed at 20%).

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    Bloke of a certain age says:

    It isnt free ever, someone pays.

  151. 151
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Chocolate ones, Gordron?

  152. 152
    MI6 says:

    I bet Berlisk looney hadn’t spent all that money in Afghanistan with his Pal Bliar. The european union still waging War and borrowing the money to do it. The USA 10 TRILLION WAR. Its being great being apart of it all and being TAXED into the ground to pay for it. I mean the Debt on it. I wonder how much Greece is still spending on?

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Degree is in Law and from UCL so stop talking bollocks. No point in encouraging children from ordinary backgrounds to go to top unis if the jobs go to daddys kids who scrape 2.2s.

  154. 154
    Septic Blatter says:

    Who iz vinning ze war now, youz Englishe dummkopfs?

  155. 155
    To be fair says:

    To be fair he spent a lot of his time droning into a tape recorder and kept the cassette tape industry in business .

  156. 156

    I could not agree more. At the time, I was a governor at his school and I tried to persuade the establishment there that kids who studied the harder subjects, those that employers actually wanted, were more likely to get employment at the completion of their education. I was looked upon as dirt. What could I possibly know? How dare I malign all these other important subjects? I realised then what a disconnect lay deep at the heart of the teaching profession. It is of no satisfaction that I, acting alone, was proved right and they, in their masses, were wrong. I had given my time as an altruistic act at a period when I could have used it instead to earn so much more. But I felt I had ample for myself and my family and wanted to put something back into the system. I never tried anything like that again.

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    Just a thought says:

    If the students want free education for four years why not ask them to spend the same amount of time in the armed forces in recompense for it. They’d be all done by the age of 28, otherwise they can pay for it via student loans.

  158. 158
    Dudley Zoo says:

    It appears that Tony Benn has invented the ‘seatcase”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1285193/Tony-Benn-launches-Seatcase-suitcase-comes-seat.html

    Unfortunately he did not check the government IP office

    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/domestic?domesticnum=2420159

    Class 09:Laptop computer bags.
    Class 18:Luggage, suitcases, hand luggage, backpacks, dufflebags, sports bags, handbags, briefcases, attache cases, trunks, notebook computer bags, satchels, wheeled bags.

    Filing date:25 April 2006Next renewal date:25 April 2016Registration date:24 November 2006

  159. 159
    A Bloke of a certain age says:

    It is now universally accepted that Hypocricy is part of the warp and woof of Socialism and totally consistent with it.

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    The voice of unreason says:

    They weren’t that bright if they gave him a girls name.

  161. 161
    Jimmy says:

    It’s nice to young people enjoying themselves in the fresh air. And if you’re feeling left out there’s a rightie demo on a roof in Switzerland. Poor turnout, looks like they could use your help.

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    A Bloke of a certain age says:

    Has Clare Solomon graduated yet ?

  164. 164
    A Bloke of a certain age says:

    I understand there is a tented university at St Pauls, perhaps the leftie lecturers could use it as a base and give their services for free for a few years and truly provide a free education to anyone who wants it.

  165. 165
    Another Engineer says:

    Law? Is that a useful degree?

  166. 166
    Ewanme says:

    OMG !!

    I thought I woz a bit sad , FFS .

    I sent the four lentil-worshippers some special Ewa hugs .

    E x .

  167. 167
    AC1 says:

    Tax is cheating others. All those in the extortion funded government sector are cheats.

  168. 168
    Engineer says:

    Looking at the general state of the Eurozone, those not in it.

  169. 169
    MartinFatGuts says:

    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler – Vertical windmills have been around for 1000 years – of course they’re here to stay – twit!

  170. 170
    Engineer says:

    She’s saving that for just before she gets her bus pass.

  171. 171
    Engineer says:

    Do I detect the faintest hint of self-interest?

  172. 172
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    so, James Murdoch back in front of Kangeroo court in the morning.

    #stocksuponpopcornasheisquitecute

  173. 173
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    I can’t stand listening to any of them – they are all scumy c’unts

  174. 174
    Steve Jobby says:

    Fuck the MS updates. I do, however, use that fucking annoying UAC after a nasty experience a while back.

    Dell 1721 Turion64x2 2GB 320 hard Turbo with strap on.

    “If we were meant to stare at computers all day, we would have been born wearing thick spectacles.”

  175. 175
    Berny Bridges says:

    I like it. They will have to get a bit dirty though and fire a few bullets now and again and of course , a few will not come back at all.

  176. 176
    The Paragnostic says:

    So she couldn’t get a job in the chambers of her choice.

    Shame – she’ll just have to go and conveyance houses or whatever lawyers do when they can’t suck up to the Bar.

    Like I said – a first class degree in a third-class subject.

  177. 177
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Does that mean what I think it means?

  178. 178
    nell says:

    The london one will go the same way just as soon as we get a blast of winter and a decent snowfall.

  179. 179

    Refer you to my post above at 5:11 pm.

    You are not part of the solution. You are part of the problem.

    You failed to learn to examine what is required by people who will part with cash for graduates services. I grant you that Law is not a soft subject but just ask yourself why my son obtained a well paid job and your poor daughter, with whom I sympathise incidentally, did not. I am sure that you, for all your other faults, are aware of cause and effect. We are discussing that right now.

  180. 180
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Fifa allow Englands players to wear poppy on armbands.

  181. 181
    AC1 says:

    Why not pay squaddies a decent wage so they can buy an education (not waste their time in an ivory towers marxist relic) after they’ve completed a stint.

  182. 182
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  183. 183
    AC1 says:

    Yes. Send both parties a portion or Antibiotics.

  184. 184
  185. 185
    AC1 says:

    and this is only the end of the beginning for EUSoc.

  186. 186
    Poppy Filth says:

    Hooooray !!

  187. 187
    little billy suck_me_off says:

    controversial?

    has to wear a teeshirt because the fat cun*t can’t get a proper shirt to do up.

    a couple of rounds with tatchell should have got some weight off

  188. 188
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “Whatever the view, it’s nice to see someone with backbone telling politicians to go fuck themselves”

    Except of course for one small fact, they are doing nothing of the sort.
    What they demonstrating about, is for politicians to increase debt / taxation, to fund their life choices.
    The parasite mantra of everyone pay for me, as always.

  189. 189

    Dromedary has been working on the lump.

  190. 190
    Doley Doley says:

    This a spurious argument, really. It is the sort of thing one has become accustomed to reading on this blog. And to think that Guido Fawkes was a folk hero at one point for scaling politicians.

  191. 191
    The Paragnostic says:

    I reckon the England team should all wear T-shirts with a big fuck-off poppy on them under their shirts, then when they have a goal celebration they can show the poppies with pride.

    Oh. I forgot – they’re playing Spain, so England goal celebrations will be…

  192. 192

    Man guilty of killing actor from CBBC’s MI High

    “Sadly the use of knives or other such weapons by young men is all too prevalent.”

    Mr Asiedu, who also starred in a Black Police Association anti-knife crime video, had a small role in several episodes of MI High, a children’s programme about youngsters working as spies.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15653551

  193. 193

    100% refund awaits you at the door.

    Fuck off.

  194. 194

    Get removable tattoos of poppies on their cheeks. Fuck FIFA.

  195. 195
    Tessa Tickles says:

    +1

    If they’re speaking (or writing), they’re lying.

  196. 196
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Isn’t there a rule that states that black armbands should only be worn by scousers?

  197. 197
    Jethro says:

    84 – Is Golf Clap what you get for being naughty in the back of a Volkswagen?

  198. 198
    Gentlemen All Rise For Louise Mensch says:

    I laughed at your pseudonym. This whole thing has become so politicised and I shall be remembering those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, for not a lot, in my own, non headline-grabbing, way.
    This annual poppy-frenzy is becoming a farce.

  199. 199
    Stock, Aitken and Waterman greatest hit says:

    Kerrr… chinky chinky chinky chinky chinky chinky

    *deep but slightly camp male voice* “Aaah Yay-uhhh!” kerrr.. chinky chinky chinky chinky chinky chinky

  200. 200
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    A millionaire lefty called Polly
    Said “Meeting you all is quite jolly.
    Though you’re not very bright
    If you read what I write
    You’ll become just like me – off your trolly”.

  201. 201
    AC1 says:

    Fuck You, I’ll take all you pay me.
    Fuck You, I’ll take all you pay me.
    Fuck You, I’ll take all you pay me.
    Rage For the Rent-seeking copyright machine!

  202. 202
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    My great grandfather died so that the France could negotiate lots of money off the germans.

  203. 203
    The Poppy-sellers loitering in supermarket entrances says:

    We shall scowl at you with our cold, dark eyes.

    Yes, you! Mein Gott, how dare you not ware a poppy, Schweinhund!!

  204. 204
    AC1 says:

    > I’m in favour of free tuition

    If you can persuade the Tutors to work for nothing that’s brilliant!

    If your suggest the ministry of Education pick (subject) winners and extort the money to do so by punishing the productive, I suggest you THINK for the first time (not again).

  205. 205
    Heretic says:

    but not to stop me getting home after a hard days work !!!!!!!

  206. 206
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Yes, and only when they’re mourning the ‘untimely’ death of one of their chav skank inbreds, killed in the line of burgling, mugging or housebreaking.

    “He wuz a greet lad, ‘e wa’, he didn’ kick too many pensioners’ heads in, like; he coulda lived another 10 years, like, he had many more years of dr*g dealin’ in ‘im, like.”

  207. 207
    AC1 says:

    Pity you never got an education then.

    I can boil down you screed into one line. “I forced someone to pay for something I liked, and it was all fatchcerz fault”

    Maybe try some learning next time?

  208. 208
    Heretic says:

    Some of us weren’t TOO young,SOME of US DID protest.
    What a waste of fucking time!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    (bit like today really !).
    Plastic bullets for the crowd ? Damnation to the powers that be !
    (now where goes that gibbet ?)

  209. 209
    Nothing But Robust says:

    so Cameron asks Sepp Blatter for a sensible solution and can England have a poppy on their footy shirts.

    Blatter says piss off

    So the Royal family ask Blatter can England have a poppy on their footy shirts

    Blatter says you can have an armband with a poppy on it

    FFS people are still getting killed everyday thanks to politicians all around the world – why can’t we ask for an end to war instead of a fucking poppy???

  210. 210
    Heretic says:

    ‘bloke’ Cameron is a very wealthy dude (thanks wife) he
    really has no problems with the heating !!

  211. 211
    A Kensington resident says:

    you are quite right the house is worth much more than 2m and I would not be surprised if it is more than 8m

    A Kensington resident

  212. 212
    what says:

    You should give it to the victims of socialism if you had an ounce of decency.

  213. 213
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    It’s good to see some of these rich folks joining the rest of us. But they’ll still be up against the wall on the day I’m afraid.

  214. 214
    Heretic says:

    p45 ?

  215. 215
    Alastair Darling says:

    Oh, I think you can also “loose” the hounds of hell.

  216. 216
    Ewanme says:

    GREAT idea , cat !!!

    I’s gonna get a proper poppy tramp stamp on each cheek , darlin x .

    Then , about this time evry year , I’s gonna lower my jeans to half-mast an face away from the watery , autumn sunshine .

    Now , if that don’t focus their brains , they is either already dead or a bit *funny* , if ya gets my drift , babes .

    *Note to self* Has u ever thunk of streakin at a major sportin event Ewa ?*

    *Note to self* Yes , darlin .

    *Note to self* Is u slighty dippy ?

    *Note to self* Maybe , baby .

    Etc etc

    E x .

  217. 217
    Heretic says:

    OH NO we’re back to the Limericks !

  218. 218
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    I can’t even remember what the argument was at the top of the thread now I’m at the bottom. God bless you, my cheeky bottle of Bishop’s Finger.

  219. 219
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    I’ll be right on your side after I’ve just munched on these hash cakes…

    It ain’t ever gonna happen.

  220. 220
    Gordon's Top Financial Tips says:

    My top tip for the day today is 10-year Italian bonds, snap ‘em up quick they’ll be like rocking house shit in days!

  221. 221
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau says:

    Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.

  222. 222
    WVM says:

    Switzerland, really!

  223. 223
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Is “Rocking House Shit” another of those new-fangled musical genres? I must email Chris Moyles immediately so he can pretend to be down with it.

  224. 224
    Anonymous says:

    What tax funded serves you receive? Police, NHS, schools, roads, rubbish collection, etc.

    How do you think all these are paid for? I do agree people are over taxed for stupid government programmes but tax is not cheating others.

    Further more there are number of other cheating going in this country by people who want to get rich quickly.

  225. 225
    WVM says:

    Hahaha, made me laugh tho…

  226. 226
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    bloody Irish footie on later.

  227. 227
    Shauniebabes says:

    Billy Bragg got rich because he produced a product and sold it.

    He didn’t demand a massive bonus and a taxpayer bail out when his latest single failed to chart

  228. 228
    not a machine says:

    The 1% who cannot explain ecnomics only carp about the method of necessary debt reduction from a poptastic VIP lounge , backstage passes all round .

    PMQs was landed in Daves court and 6 on 6 ,Therresa May as I expected made a valiant pose at the despatch box and the subsequent occasionally vicious exchanges were interesting “the home office has walls paved with dynamite” nice of Alan to list upcomming list of engagements , the big guns rolled out , kaufman made some big noises but so little substance admitting grumbly “she had got away this time” , yvette sank back as her governments record became all too apparent .Front man Chris Bryant got all angry “I did not say that , I did not say that ” oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Just caught Chris Grayling deliver the best one on youth unemployment I saw on liam Byrne “who left a note saying there was no money left ” , Liam grappled to put hand on dispatch box ,but it seemed to blow him away .Interesting results from new youth back to work project, hope it is practicle and works , I dare not tell of some the programs under labour that didnt work for the expense . I still maintain that there is problem with actual types of work available but that has been going on for some time and will require some big changes .

  229. 229

    Well done !

    You is not slightly dippy , darlin x .

    I is! :-)

    But I may be talking in a diff sense to u ;-)

    Anyways , whatever you are going to expose , I hopes I gets 2 c it somehow .

    I have had a sheltered upbringin , darlin x .

    (Will anyone buy that line anymore ? Aw shucks , never mind.)

    Hugs x

    SC x

  230. 230
    not a machine says:

    you mean Interweb

  231. 231
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Curiously the left had no problem with Labour and Ed Miliband’s Climate Change Act that will cost taxpayers £780,000,000,000 and achieve precisely nothing, except vastly inflated energy costs.

    No carping about how it would distort the cost of energy, no ranting about energy affordability or fuel poverty, no outrage regarding our complete energy dependence on China and Germany, nothing, not a word.

    Then hey presto, Labour are voted out and the lefties suddenly are concerned about all of those things.
    The gormless lefty twats are a worthless shower of hypocritcal opportunists.

  232. 232
    Dr Rowan Williams says:

    *Yawn* Run outta *petrol*. Gonna hit Tesco. We goin all night again, then?

  233. 233

    And some fell on stony ground.

  234. 234
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    errr.. not really. He got records sold because the tax funded BBC played his dreary shite music, courtesy of lefty media wankers like Jon ( I married a minor) Peel and Andy (wifebeater) Kershaw and have spent 30 years trying to make him into some great sage and voice of the people, when he is just another hypocritical Marxist luvvie who is long overdue a good kicking.

  235. 235
    Dr Rowan Williams says:

    I, too, shall be onside after snorting this line of peppermint cordial.

  236. 236
    WVM says:

    I’m not taking any sides here, the student march today look to be 3,000 to 4,000 max.

    Take a look and see what you think, it certainly wasn’t 10,000 as the BBC would of had you believe.

  237. 237
    Jimmy says:

    Yes, I assumed all you lot would be up on the roof of FIFA today. Poor show.

  238. 238
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    AC1 – you mean agreeable as in Wedgie Hypocrite Benn marrying money in the form of his wealthy American wife? You’re not wrong!

  239. 239
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    The only thing that will put them up against the wall, is your beloved socialism. Think about it.

  240. 240
    Dr Conrad Murray says:

    Dear Jimmy,
    can you please fix it for me to give Gordon his bed time milk tonight?

  241. 241
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    Seriously, Anonymous – do you EVER leave this site, for example to go to the bog or eat or sleep?

  242. 242
    nell says:

    Sky estimated it this afternoon at ‘about 2000′.

  243. 243
    Really? says:

    Could be just about anything they produced in the 80s; less the Limericks than the Pat & Micks.

  244. 244
    nell says:

    http://www.economist.com/node/21534849

    Talking of 1%’s.

    The Economist is depicting the core EU Group in a picture that shows them being launched to sea in a colander. Very appropriate.

  245. 245
    Freudian Slip Showing says:

    From : http://pressinquiry.org

    Yesterday Lord Justice Leveson rejected calls from the Crown Persecution Service (CPS) and the Metropolitan Police to allow them to review evidence and make decision about what can be shared with the participants and the public

  246. 246
    AC1 says:

    and don’t forget to ask for skittle shitting unicorns!

  247. 247
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  248. 248
    AC1 says:

    Shit National Death Service.
    Shit Adolescent Creche service.
    Shit rubbish collection.

    The above 3 have NO need to be extortion funded.

    Roads and Police/Courts/Defence would be best funded via a Land Value Tax.

  249. 249
    annette curton says:

    Polly Toynbee and Billy Bragg, LOL, two millionaire ‘socialists’, one that can’t write and another that can’t sing or play the guitar, what a treat.

  250. 250
    Politically Motivated Harassment says:

  251. 251
    not a machine says:

    Its just nice to post some contagious happiness ……………….

  252. 252
    The Paragnostic says:

    The Greek and the Eurocrat went to sea
    In a fancy Italian boat
    They blew all the money and thought it was funny
    That the Krauts had to keep them afloat.

  253. 253
  254. 254
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Is happy :-)

    Just checked followers (on twitter).

    #shockedandhappyandnotworthy
    :-) :-)

  255. 255
    Morris N Sainsbury says:

    That’s very little help.

  256. 256
    a cock, thick as thieves, his wife and her todger says:

    I’ve got a cock the size of a lefties brain

  257. 257
    Anonymous says:

    False modesty was always one of your strong points Billy.

  258. 258
    HenryV says:

    Can you get Bragg on iTunes? Just wonderin’ ……….

  259. 259
    Seb coe's a cunt says:

    Quick girls there’s a vacation spot outside ST PAULS !!

  260. 260
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Not numbers (stable on about 50-55) but who one was.

    #letmeenjoythenewsforawhileplease

  261. 261
    twattering arseholes says:

    What you’ve got to remember Billy is that the more followers you have, the more of a feckin dick you are. Carry on.

  262. 262
    Petard'n'hoist says:

    The only think?

  263. 263
    Billy Bragg says:

    I agree with these Protesting Students….

    I’d be pissed off too if I was being charged £9,000 a year for lectures that I couldn’t be arsed getting out of bed to attend.

  264. 264
    +++BENDING NEWS+++ says:

    Liberace?

  265. 265
    Heretic says:

    Haven’t we of the soiled hands been saying for a long long time,
    forget the cerebral forage,the delve into the unknown, the once in a lifetime
    ‘hit’ on ‘x’ factory, GET A REAL TRADE (JOB).

  266. 266
    Heretic says:

    I wish my mum had done that,1+1=3.

  267. 267
    The shock of self-sufficiency says:

    The BBC have down-sized their estimate to “several thousands”.

    Met Police say 2K. In short, a total failure for the protesters.

    Poor young leftie mongs. They’ll have to pay for their own education, and not rely on McDonalds’ workers and toilet cleaners to put up the cash.

    “Boo hoo! Life’s so unfair!,” tweeted a leftie-mong with his iPhone. In Starbucks.

  268. 268
    retardEd Miliband says:

    I have theveral thouthound followerth. But that’th mainly becauth they think I’m my brother David.

  269. 269
    Jethro says:

    201 Not a lot of people know that Dylan Thomas actually urged his Father, on his death-bed, to convert: yes, convert! But the proof-readers made an assumption, DT – was ever anyone more aptly abbreviated?- was as newted as an artist, and so we now all know the wrong version of
    ‘Do not go Gentile into that Good night…’

  270. 270
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    No.

    Unfortantly they are straight but is hounored to be followed (on twitter) by the person :-)

  271. 271
    Anon says:

    With the caveat that anyone and everyone who uses Twitter is a twat, do please reveal the identity of the twatty follower you’ve got.

  272. 272
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    It just has to “Black Thursday” tomorrow for the FTSE

    Dow Jones 11761.11 – -409.07

  273. 273
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    nope, because they not a twat.

  274. 274
    Anonymous says:

    Why should people owning land pay tax if other doesn’t need too?

  275. 275

    Actually, your mum did do that, 1+1=3 (or more).

  276. 276
    Anon says:

    Yep, basically Armageddon. Germany bust by Christmas.

    I hope you stocked-up on beans.

  277. 277
    Anon says:

    So it’s Neo Guido.

  278. 278
    annette curton says:

    You need a red wedge hammering up your arse with a lump hammer in the morning.

  279. 279
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Not sayin, could be anyone.

  280. 280
    Anon says:

    Silvio Berlusconi?

    William Hague? (Oh, no, you already ruled him out. Sorry.)

  281. 281
    Hans Acrossthesea says:

    How much am I bid for this beach towel ?

  282. 282
    annette curton says:

    That’s what they always said: the war will be over by Christmas.

  283. 283
    Klaus says:

    I am finding that not funny.

  284. 284
    AC1 says:

    Because there’s a fixed amount of “location”, and they have exclusive use to it.

    You can disagree, but then you’re not really a capitalist anymore.

  285. 285
    A Gentleman Rioter says:

    *Manages to complete four press-ups*

  286. 286
    WVM says:

    Oh dear, censorship and rudeness!

    It’s only Haяяy Col℮ Billy boys got his knickers in a twist about.

  287. 287
    Klaus says:

    Ja, Deutschland will forever be rich, because our customers in Spain, Portugal, Italy und elsewhere (Frankreich, zum beispiel) will always purchase our productions und autowagens und cuckoo-clocken.

    Unless..

  288. 288
    Slimy Chuck-A-Butty says:

    On the moneysavingexpert website is a poll

    “Which Prime Minister would you resurrect?, If you had to draft in one of the last ten Prime Ministers (in their prime) to help out right now and put Britain back into shape, who would it be? ”

    Currently Mrs T is decimating the oppostion with over 60% of the vote, given it’s not a political website I think it’s quite a result (thought this will all change when anyone who votes red or is related to an ex-miner will start foaming at the mouth and rushing to vote)

  289. 289
    Anon says:

    Who’s Harry Cole?

  290. 290
    chase me ladies i'm a tosser says:

    Nah, it’s Jimmy Saville, and he fixed it for Billy.

  291. 291
  292. 292
    Ewanme says:

    Hiya , Billy Botty , honey xxx .

    I’s up for for most things , I spose , but u’d have to pay me read ur tweets , darlin .

    Hows about some nudey ‘Twister’ instead , darlin ??

    Ur E xx .

  293. 293
    ACDC1 says:

    Its a 19th century theory entirely logical to his mind.

    Don’t bother.

  294. 294
    MB. says:

    Laura Kuenssberg is Tweeting that the Germans are looking for ways for countries to exit the Euro without leaving the EU, some are interpreting that as her saying that the Germans want out of the Euro but I don’t think she means that. But stranger things happening at the moment.

  295. 295
    ACDC1 says:

    Unless … the chinese get a taste for beemers as much as the Americans do?

  296. 296
    Robert Peston's peyote supplier says:

    I’m up for some of that.

  297. 297
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Not sure you have the correct equipment, sorry :-)

  298. 298
    Sir Patrick Mower CBE, FRS, FRAS says:

    Count me in, madam.

  299. 299
    Anon says:

    @WVM

    I’m still non-the-wiser, but I’d like to kill whoever wrote:

    “Twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information”

    or, in English, “twitter is a source of unending bollocks spouted by the bovine.”

  300. 300
    6EQUJ5 says:

    And still overpriced by at least 800 points.

  301. 301
    Kate O'Mara says:

    Can I keep my Y-fronts on?

  302. 302

    FIFA = Fucking Intolerable Fascist Arseholes

    That is all.

  303. 303
    Damien 666 Thompson says:

    I’ll just spin the needle and have a good perv at you all.

  304. 304
    Klaus says:

    Ja! America loves BMW cars! Und America is rich und always will be.

    Impossible America go bust. Danke, Gott in Himmel.

  305. 305
  306. 306
    Anon says:

    Foreign Idiots Fucking About.

  307. 307
    Gordon Brown says:

    Can I be manager at the Bank of Toytown ?

  308. 308
    Klaus says:

    Scheisse!

  309. 309
    Simon Heffer says:

    I shall bring the cucumber sandwiches and fizzy pop.

  310. 310
    AC1 says:

    Italy and Greece.

    The 50% haircut club

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/visualizing-where-pain-summary-biggest-exposures-italy

    Italy going WIPES OUT FRANCE.

    BTW Camerons’ Homunculus’ 40Bln gift to the IMF is about equal to U.K. banks loss when Italy has a bond-market shave…

  311. 311
    Simon Heffer says:

    Do what you fucking like, sir. The imaginary world of money is going into meltdown and I have Shirley Bassey blaring out on number eleven,

  312. 312
    Anonymous says:

    Anonymous says:
    November 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    So? Tax should be based on income as well as capital. I don’t support VAT as this doesn’t take account of ability to pay.

  313. 313
    6EQUJ5 says:

    Still 800 points too high.

  314. 314
    AC1 says:

    I’m not aware that logic changed in the last 100 years.

    True = True.
    False = False.

  315. 315
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Is that number eleven Downing Street. What must George think?

  316. 316
    Big Ears (aka Charles Clarke) says:

    Fuck off. That’s Frau Martha Monkey’s job, and you know it full well.

  317. 317
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Sepp Twatter

  318. 318
    Enid Blighter says:

    You stole my line, Mr. Heffer. Is it true that you have never lifted anything in your life?

    DOWN, Timmy.

  319. 319
    A passing Huhne says:

    No problem.

  320. 320
    annette curton says:

    From annex to exit, Stalingrad MK 2, have they been given orders to fight to the last man?, will parachute drops keep the troops supplied?, with Greece, Italy and Spain it now means they are fighting on three fronts and history tells us that the French will capitulate at the first sign of trouble.

  321. 321
    Gordon Brown says:

    I like playing with Monopoly money.

  322. 322
    I don't need no doctor says:

    And how many were students?. The BBC is full of dumbed down third rate journalists.

  323. 323
    Nurse says:

    Stop that at once, Gordon, and eat your greens.

  324. 324
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Ha ha ha ha !
    More people turned out for Sir Jimmy Saville’s funeral
    Than this embarrassment of a student protest march
    i’ve seen bigger crowds outside a fuckin chippy !

  325. 325
    Nurse Botha says:

    You DIRTY dog, Mr. Brown. That set was destined for the charity shop, dear. I doubt they want the notes that crisp.

  326. 326
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    My dear Hoo, f you thin I’m a socialist (or rather, what you mean by a socialist) you’re very much mistaken.

  327. 327
    Hannibal says:

    If the Germans ate their Greens they wouldn’t be in such a mess.

  328. 328
    I don't need no doctor says:

    And all those followers will be retired before you do something useful.

  329. 329
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Was the crowd Tom Watson?

  330. 330
    Jonnie Marbles says:

    Oh, yeah?

  331. 331
    nell says:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/heads-vote-for-pensions-strike-6259372.html

    Talking of percentages here’s another one.

    Approx 53% of the National Association Heat Teachers turned out to cast a vote on whether they should strike over pensions. 75% of those voted to strike. By my reckoning , though I’m not exactly a mathematical whizz and no doubt there are some on here who are, that means about 38% of the union membership voted for a strike – not exactly overwhelming then?!

    I love this myopic leftwing view of democracy.

    Anyway if all these highly paid and gold plated pensioned government employees choose to pointlessly march through London on 30th November just to make more people aware of their unreasonable demands – Yawn! – be my guest . Young Nell and I will be off doing something enjoyable like visiting the theatre or the National Science Museum or something.

  332. 332
    nell says:

    Laugh – well thhat should have read Head Teachers not heat!

  333. 333
    Laurie Penny says:

    Stop the rape – you’re all rapists. Everybody wants to rape me (someone please please do it for real)

  334. 334
    ACDC1 says:

    I said it was “logical to your mind”.
    I am insulting your mind.

    Logic based on 19th century ideas and assumptions might still be “logical”, but its as wrong as the starting points and assumptions.

    For a start: wealth is far less based on farming and raw materials than it was in the 19th century.

  335. 335
    Laurie Penny says:

    Rapist

  336. 336
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Even in the summer these pale skinned bedsit dwellers were sat around campfires freezing their little student arses off !
    But now the weather is getting cold did the organisers really think they could prise The dirty scruffy bastards out of their “Wank Pit’s” ?

  337. 337
    Edmund Testicles says:

    and remember to sell at the bottom.

  338. 338
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  339. 339
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Ps went to follow Tom and found out i was blocked, do the Labour party fear little ole me? :-)

  340. 340
    Anonymous says:

    There are also far too many Lawyers these days , the market is saturated. We dont need many of them. Thats why jobs are hard to come by.

  341. 341
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Yep. I’m blocked too. I only sent him one tweet:

    “Did I pay for that Xbox? Do your pissing job.”

    Seemed reasonable enough to me…

  342. 342
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Watson is that fat he got stuck in the portal. Is this a variant on port hole duff. Billy you might know.

  343. 343
    grobdj says:

    G20 public sector pensions Euro debt crisis poppies on armbands merchant bankers are not all that bad relaxed immigration checks blah blah

    The real problem is our imports just hit a record high, and this is not increasing volume it is further inflation in the pipeline

    Prices of some hard disks have doubled in the last couple of months, we don’t make any so we’re sitting ducks

  344. 344
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC reports the turn out at 120%.

  345. 345
    Engineer says:

    Is Sepp short for Sepptic?

  346. 346
    nell says:

    I’m actually rather shocked! Is portal 2 some sort of online game?

    If it is , is that a suitable time wasting occupation for someone who claims to be an adult and a lawmaker?

    Surely nobody over the age of 16 plays such games?

  347. 347
    Engineer says:

    Your fantasies are clearly a bit too vivid. Try a mug of Horlicks before bedtime – it’ll help calm you down.

  348. 348
    Filthy Rich Capitalist says:

    The seriousness of what is going on is still not recognised generally, but we are very near to the ‘point of recognition’ that we are in a worldwide depression. The liquidation of all this debt is deflationary not inflationary, as some have postulated. I warned last week that we were close to a massive asset price crash and it has now begun in the Stock markets of the world, today. My cyclical bottom for stock markets is June 2016, they therefore have much much farther to fall, at least 80% from today’s levels. All asset classes will fall including precious metals and property. For those of us in the know, and who have the facilities to short assets, there is a fortune to be made, for the majority, sadly, huge losses. You have all been warned, you should be in cash or short assets. Don’t expect politicians to sort things out, they will just exacerbate the situation through their incompetence.

  349. 349
    Engineer says:

    Never mind, Tom. You can save some questions for when you have Mirror Group executives in your sights. Being utterly fair-minded, you will, of course, be just as rigorous with them as you are with NI execs.

  350. 350
    Breaking News says:

    Poppies object to being worn on chavs John Terry , Rooney and Ferdinand.

  351. 351
    Rude comment says:

    or Potion and Antibriotics?

  352. 352
    No conviction politics says:

    Louise Mensch the type of Politician who would if entering Politics 10 years earlier would have been New Labour.

  353. 353
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Yep, Nell – it’s a video game. Unbelievable. I confess that about once a month I might break out my old Xbox for nostalgia’s sake, but I certainly wouldn’t if I had a meeting to prepare for in the morning. Let alone a Select Committee.

    And the fat bloater blocked me from following him for pointing it out…

    Labour.

  354. 354
    nell says:

    Now there was a band and a half! far superior to the Beatles in my view!

    Not sure if this you tube link will work, not being ever so au fait with this technology lark, but this is the one you want – ‘ We are the Champions’ – all about believing in yourself.

  355. 355
    nell says:

    Oh Wow! Look at that – it worked!!

  356. 356
    Anonymous says:

    She is costing us a fucking fortune, her degree is on its 8th year

  357. 357
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    congrats.

    Freddie and Queen = Legends :-)

  358. 358
    nell says:

    He has a ‘massive day’ tomorrow – what sort of expression is that?

    What does he mean? Is he planning some sort of extended lunch with prezza?!

  359. 359
    t says:

    What my gaughter has chosen to do, good deal if you ask me, but it’s 10 years not 3

  360. 360
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    James Murdoch in front of kangeroo court (select commitee) in the morning 11am ish

  361. 361
    Fat Socialist Parasite Tom Watson says:

    Yes, you did.

    So what?

  362. 362
    nell says:

    Oh I doubt it! He’s less active than male 20 year old students who have difficulty in getting up before 4pm in the day when they then hit the student bar.

  363. 363
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Ordinarily, Twatson’s day involves farting around doing sweet fuck all at the taxpayers’ expense. Leeching off the British worker. A Labour speciality.

    But tomorrow, the thick fat communist cunt is actually going to have to do some work.

    This is, in his vernacular, “massive”. Or, as other people with the mentality of a teenager would say, “sooo unfair!!”. So he’s preparing for it by playing video games.

    Poor old fat-fuck Twatson. Isn’t it awful he’s got to do some work? Tomorrow. After the thick cunt’s spent the night playing games?

  364. 364
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You can hear the orgasms at the BBC already.

  365. 365
    Engineer says:

    Have you been pinching merry quips and rapid repartee from your good mate Ed Balls?

  366. 366
    Up the Workers says:

    It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

  367. 367
    nell says:

    Ohhh! Well I’m a bit of a follower of the news but I missed that one.

    More fascinated with the domino collapse in the EU – Greece then Italy- then expected to be Spain – then expected that France will follow…..

    And then there’s this Ir an thing – have they haven’t they got a nuc lear
    bo mb?

    Talking to one of the american murdoch’s is miniscule fry by comparison to all that but how typically out of touch labour that they’d think such an insignificant thing was of major importance?!

    Of course if they’d like to call in the head of the graudian (sorry forget his name now) and maguire of the mirror and ask them some pointed questions about phone hacking I guess they might manage to get themselves some media interest in tomorrow’s ongoing crises.

  368. 368
    This is mad Britain says:

    Bbc are working extra hard to displace May and defend labour placeman Brodie, Postie Johnson has been wheeled out tonight to spout on about how marvellous his “very good friend, I know him very well” man is and how May is totally wrong, wrong wrong.

  369. 369
    Up the Workers says:

    You are Lady Mary off Downton Abbey and I claim my £5.00.

  370. 370
    Goldilocks says:

    You’re pretty much spot on Nell, I make it 39.75% voted to strike, which means more than 60% did not vote to strike.

  371. 371
    Anonymous says:

    You are so gullible ! Did you see their birth certificates.

  372. 372
    Tom Fatson says:

    ‘Massive day’ simply means I’ve eaten mine and Lard Presslott’s week’s pie allocation today and will be evacuating my bowels in Portaloo 2.

  373. 373
    the Nub says:

    The problem with state education is that it is delivered by socialists.

  374. 374
    2112 says:

    Probably a poor turnout because most people on the right have to actually work for a living.

  375. 375
    Doley Doley says:

    So I take it that once your wealth hits a certain level, the political opinions you are allowed to have become restricted? Does this mean that you should give your money away to not be a hypocrite? This is ridiculous.

  376. 376
    Doley Doley says:

    Oh you mean he profited from a system rigged in his favour? Of course he’s alone in having done this. What a scoundrel.

  377. 377
    Dirty Ha*ry ITV4 now says:

    All time classic, never gets dull. Ha*ry Callahan hands out rough justice to punks. One of the best moments is when the police chief tells him the murderer he beat the shit out of “had rights”. Ha*ry’s reply: “Well I’m all broken up about that man’s rights”. :-D

  378. 378
    nell says:

    Just a thought guido/neo guido.

    The 1% club looks to have access to rather more disposable cash than the
    bil der burg bunch.

    No doubt that’s why tolly proddle spends so much time in italy – close to corfu and her nate and mandy heroes.

  379. 379
    smoggie says:

    Farming and primary industries are far more wealth creating (more productive) now than they ever were.

    I see my tax dollars were pissed away on your education.

  380. 380
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    @nell

    will consider it (your last tweet), but it usally goes to a worthwile candidate :-)

    Has to go (running late now )

  381. 381
  382. 382
    John's a berk says:

    Best moment in today’s PMQs was when Berk-oh stood up to make a smug comment about the youth parliament and a whole load of Tory MPs immediately groaned in exasperation.

  383. 383
    nell says:

    Oh well – postmanpat – a greyer man than our worthy johnmajor.

    Doubt whether his little water pistol is going to dislodge the stoic May backed up Cameron’s resolve.

  384. 384
    Socialists says:

    We’ve never forgiven the Tories and Thatcher for abolishing ILEA!

  385. 385
    nell says:

    Alas. Very true.

    But then if you’re a caring parent you make sure that youngnell or littlejimmy get additional tuition to thwart the state’s intention of turning them into welfare benefit dependants!!

  386. 386
    nell says:

    Last thought for the night sweetie. You are always worthwhile.

    Too few worthwhile people around. Don’t work too hard and take care!

  387. 387
    nell says:

    Oh No.

    The Best Bit was where cameron quoted mauriceglasman , militwit’s prized adviser, when he said ‘ labour lied about immigration’!

    Classic. Absolute Classic!!

  388. 388
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    a national one then?

  389. 389
    Anonymous says:

    was Brodie a labour appointment by any chance ?

  390. 390
    Mr Statistics says:

    Other areas have much worse crime figures than Merseyside – but don’t let the facts get in the way of your dumb-arsed bigotry.

    1) http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/news/item.htm?pid=3332
    Crime watch: Where is the safest place to study?
    Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:54 by L. Hodges

    Manchester has the highest numbers of burglaries, robberies and violent crimes outside London. Lucy Hodges of the Independent asks “What does that mean for students?”
    Manchester has toppled Nottingham from pole position of most crime-ridden university city outside London, according to new figures published today. The city famous for its football teams and for its universities (Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Salford) beats all others for the number of burglaries, robberies and crimes of violence put together, says the Complete University Guide in its annual league table of crime.
    2) http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=400938

    Times Higher Education quality-of-life index:

    At the bottom of the table (121st) is Manchester Metropolitan University, with the University of Manchester just three places behind it. Manchester Met did not respond to Times Higher Education’s requests for comment.

    3) http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/hosb0708.pdf
    Crime in England and Wales 2007/08
    Findings from the British Crime Survey and police recorded crime:

    Burglary in a dwelling per 10,000 households:
    Greater Manchester 200
    Merseyside 145

    All burglary per 10,000 households:
    Greater Manchester 552
    Merseyside 378

    All vehicle related theft per 10,000 households:
    Greater Manchester 1011
    Merseyside 600

    Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle per 10,000 population:
    Greater Manchester 49
    Merseyside 34

    Theft from a vehicle per 10,000 population:
    Greater Manchester 121
    Merseyside 73

    Violence against the person per 10,000 population:
    Greater Manchester 197
    Merseyside 153

    Sexual offences per 10,000 population:
    Greater Manchester 12
    Merseyside 7

    Robbery per 10,000 population:
    Greater Manchester 29
    Merseyside 12

    In 2007/08 62% of robberies in England and Wales were recorded by three police forces:
    Metropolitan, Greater Manchester and West Midlands.

    Last year, in 2006/07, there was a concentration of firearm offences (55%) in just three forces: the Metropolitan Police, Greater Manchester and West Midlands.

  391. 391
    joolz says:

    but look how fucked france are, 261 billion owed by italy

  392. 392
    Red Ken ( 'pond life' ) Livingscum says:

    Brink back the GLC !!

  393. 393
    This is mad Britain says:

    Yes, was a labour appointee, how else do you think he got away scot free after being the prison governor who was in charge when explosives etc., were smuggled into his jail.

  394. 394
    AC1 says:

    Which is good for farmland as it has a low location value and will thus be taxed less than housing.

    Let’s see now…

    Adam Smith and David Ricardo say yes to LVT.
    Marx and Malthus say No.

    Which one is the capitalist option???

  395. 395
    nell says:

    He might have downsized his house but he didn’t give away the proceeds of his last one sweetie – the surplus £millions will be invested in trusts for his privileged family.

    No problem with that at all just let’s not deny it!!

  396. 396
    hehehehe says:

    There’s a female Cambridge professor on Newsnight at the moment, she looks like a fuckin’ afghan hound!

  397. 397
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I am both nice and decent but the Guardian Diarist has got it wrong. I was in Baku simply for the shagging and to meet my Handlers and put it down on expenses. I told the wife that I was at a libDem conference in London. Boaz.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/nov/09/hugh-muir-diary-theresa-may?newsfeed=true

  398. 398
    I thought it was Twatson! says:

    Some stale stools to strangle into the stinking sewer I suspect!!

  399. 399
    RedEd'smumcrustyflaps says:

    Oh Shaney, where ismy E45 cream? Can you find it and apply it to my left flap? It is very sore!

  400. 400
    The Paragnostic says:

    Boaz?

    Or Common Porpoise?

  401. 401
    RedEd'smumcrustyflaps says:

    Protect our public services

  402. 402
    The Paragnostic says:

    I think I pointed this out further up the thread.

    But never mind – I’m sure a 750 grand granny flat is far better in Labour eyes than a 7.5 million town house.

    Hope the silly old bastard has a long and peaceful dotage.

  403. 403
    I thought it was Twatson! says:

    All in the NUJ which is the pertinent fact!! Hunts!!

  404. 404
    spot on! says:

    real football, none of that pansy boy stuff in the Premiership

  405. 405
    spot on! says:

    good. fuck ‘em

  406. 406
    not a machine says:

    Well Ok I hear the reasoned calls on new nuclear fisson power stations , I can see that they fill the forthcomming energy gaps , the loan to forgemasters I presume is for new large castings forge to make better reactors , so I think we can say its a done about them .

    What I object and always have objected in neuclear power is that the full costs have never been properly explained or accounted , it is of course cheap energy if you do not include the subsides from government or for that matter the decomissioning .We have had assurances that the new companies invited to build are going to do a complete cost , with it is said inclusion of decommisioning ?? and dumping to repository , as yet though no figures have been realeased to consider , nor what type of reactor is favoured .
    There isnt even any analysis of erm how shall i put it alternative ways of achieveing lower energy use , or the effect of recycling on renewable technology .

    So where shall we start ?
    Each decomission is about £100-£150nm who is going to pay for that ?
    Each new build 1.6 gw nuclear is about £5bn (life span ? running costs?)

    if you pumped that kinda of money into , mixed power generation , better new housing and perhaps changed some energy use thinking , the requirement for peak demand can be changed , and perhaps more importantly it can be done in the time spans with a better dimishing total energy requirement , as the thinking for new nuclear . Why has no move been made for some reservoir capacity that could do some hydro generation ?
    Why has little investment been done on heat recovery power generation systems on high energy use buisness or for that matter super efficent power stations , or high temp waste burns .

    what i am suggesting is that for the same money , you really could get more for less , in terms of future determinations with some lateral thinking and changes .My additional point being that as some fuels become expended , you will be requiring such technology anyhow , so might as well get on with it .
    I will also venture the ecnomics of fuel crops from perfectly good root or cereal food land will become apparent , with feed prices needed to intensively farm (thanks Labour for that wonk).

    Lets have some figures on how this new nuclear is to work (being as not one has ever been built on budget or is sunsidised) and then lets see if the same money could not do somthing better ?? It is a worthy question is it not ??

  407. 407
    400dth ? says:

    This is shit.

  408. 408
    Jimmy says:

    Yes, one wonders how the nation manages during EDL rallies.

  409. 409
  410. 410
    cuntrywatch says:

    hands up for a police state then, come on …..!!!

    where grannies are marched into their local tesco to do their shoppoing and onkly allowed one potato and a carrot

    where the police are the media and the media are the police

    where the politicians continue to scam the nation

    sounds lovely

    FFS

  411. 411
    anonymous says:

    i think it’s got somefink to do with throwing your wood

  412. 412
    anonymous says:

    c’unt

  413. 413
    anonymous says:

    so the best way to protest anything is write on a blog or join facebook then hey???

  414. 414
    Minekiller says:

    Or replacing the plastic shot with equivalent sized Every Ready or Duracell batterries. Worked in Belfast.

  415. 415
    Archer Karcher says:

    Hmm, sounds like a typical socialist country you are describing. Did you have one in mind when you posted your paranoid rant? Russia? Cuba? North Korea? East Germany? Face facts, socialism is doomed to failure and leads directly to the kind of suffering you outline, always.

  416. 416
    Minekiller says:

    Exactly. A ‘GI Bill’ would shake things up a bit. Six years service from either 16 or 18, off to university at 22 or 24, done by 28. Experienced, educated people join workforce.

  417. 417
    Archer Karcher says:

    As well as too many lawyers, there are too many laws.

  418. 418

    OK. So look look at my remarks about being a school governor. At the time I had extensive contacts in Engineering, Chemistry and Computing. They were all telling me that they could not get enough maths grads because there was a shortage. I stood up in front of staff, other governors, the LEA top brass and told them this, to no avail other than being insulted as being a moron who did not know what education was about. I even went to meet the Minister in London.

    So here am I, a moron, but right and there is the entire educational establishment, educated and elite, but wrong. I weep for the kids that I was eventually unable to help despite doing everything but breaking my bones in the effort. I even paid for my own first class train fare to travel with the others to London. They of course all claimed theirs off school expenses.

    No wonder this country is in a mess.

  419. 419

    Money is worth nothing. That is what the interest rates set by the MPC tell us.

  420. 420

    Merseyside Police have been exposed for rigging the statistics…

  421. 421
    U Noitmakessense says:

    Sell money.

  422. 422
    Archer Karcher says:

    It’s not ridiculous at all.

    If you really believe in the redistribution of wealth, then redistribution starts with your own bank account first, not other peoples.

  423. 423
    Anonymous says:

    So in your world, if you’ve been successful you should abandon your beliefs and cease to speak out against unfair policies? Idiot.

  424. 424
    Anonymous says:

    An excellent point.

    Is it safe to assume that anyone offering private tuition is not simply offering ‘further and better’ indoctrination, or have you to keep a beady eye on them to ensure that you and your little one are getting value for money?

  425. 425
    Archer Karcher says:

    Couldn’t have happened to nicer people, the Merkozy double act, are about to be shafted by events of their own creation. Goodbye Barosso, goodbye Van Rumpoy, goodbye Ashton, may you and all your fellow komrade parasites, rot in hell.

  426. 426

    And perpetuate one of the other asset bubbles.

  427. 427
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    What should I do with my villa in Spain, Filthy? I got it for free, should I hang on to it or sell it?

  428. 428
    Plato says:

    No harm in having money AND being disgusted by the way the banking system has brought down our economy.

    The banking system will be the death of capitalism if we do not regulate it properly.

    It has already shown that it can cause governments to tumble – so much for Democracy!

  429. 429
    Anonymous says:

    Tony’s house is probably worth more like 5-6 Million.

  430. 430
    Roger Smith says:

    Has “The Man” made IT there yet?

  431. 431
    Michael Moore says:

    The onesies?

  432. 432
    Michael Moore says:

    If you are not part of the solution then you are the precipitate!

  433. 433
    Michael Moore says:

    Shame on FIFA for allowing the hijacking of poppies. They have been around for 90 years but it is only now that them FA want them worn in international football matches. Were they unaware of their existence before this year?

  434. 434
    Mr Statistics says:

    Guido, a few refs would have been appreciated.

    All police authorities massage their stats. http://thinbluelineuk.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/5126450.stm

    Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 20:20 GMT 21:20 UK
    Merseyside Police has been praised for improving the standard of its crime recording.
    The Audit Commission placed the force in the top 30% of forces in England and Wales in its annual review.
    The force also has an overall management arrangement rating of good, as is the accuracy of crime recorded. Internal leadership was also commended.

    http://www.wirralnews.co.uk/wirral-news/local-wirral-news/2005/07/21/region-third-most-violent-in-the-uk-80491-15762035/

    The British Crime Survey – also released today – surveys 45,000 members of the public about crime and the results on violence are certainly better for Merseyside.

    It believes violent crime has fallen nationally by 11% and found just 4% of people in the region said they had been the victim of a personal crime at least once, significantly lower than other Metropolitan areas.

    The Home Office views the British Crime Survey as a more reliable indicator of crime than the recorded crime statistics, since some forces have not yet undergone audit to check they are using the new recording formulas brought in in 2002 correctly.

    Merseyside has been audited and found to be recording accurately.


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