November 13th, 2011

Blair Mixing Business and Charity
Risks Conflict of Interests with JP Morgan’s African Investments

The Blair Foundation is undeniably doing a lot of good work, however Blair’s mixing of private consultancy and publicly funded charity is bound to raise conflicts of interest questions. The Jimmy Carter Center doesn’t do for-profit work, Henry Kissinger Associates doesn’t do charity. Blair is trying to have it both ways.

JP Morgan has controversial investments in Africa, was fined $88 million by the US government for sanctions busting, including in war torn South Sudan and pays Tony £2 million-a-year for advice. When the same person and the same office facilities are running two very different operations in the same place it is bound to make people uneasy about cross subsidy and mingling of objectives. At the very least…

Blair tried to dismiss it on Marr this morning as “the usual stuff” coming from the Mail on Sunday. That isn’t really good enough and DfID needs to make sure there is transparency and clear separation of Blair’s interests before public money is handed over. If he doesn’t want to reveal his contracts he shouldn’t get taxpayer funding.

See also: Blair Bids for Slice of DfID’s £8 Billion in Foreign Aid


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

    And will dfid with hold the money? Investigate or just hand it out?

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


  3. 3
    Dick the Prick says:

    Cherie needs the cash for that gigantic diamond butt plug she’s been hankering after.

  4. 4

    Beautifully put – or stuffed, perhaps.

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    Merbitski says:

    What an evil creepy slimey Hunt Blair is.

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    PhilW says:

    After the state that barsteward left this nation in when he quit, compounded by handing over control to a raving lunatic who proceeded to make things even worse by borrowing the next government’s allowance and when that ran out printing funny money FFS. I am surprised that he even had the nerve to ask for a penny but Labour being Labour for the fifth time on the trot nearly bankrupting the country and Blair being Blair still has the brass neck to ask for another suck at the public teat.

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    It also has to be asked whether the charity work is altruistic or just a front for the shady stuff. I am not entirely sure whether he knows the answer to this.

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    t says:

    Border farce suddenly gets bigger

    Charles Clark declaired dept. was unfit for purpose, and nothing changed since. Jaqui Smith should be tried alongside Uddin for fraud, and then for complete incompetance.

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    East India Company wallah says:

    You have to admit he is the greatest actor this island ever produced-he fooled a hell of a lot of people
    “John is John”
    “blub,blub the peeeples princess,blub”
    “Im a pretty straight kinda guy”
    “I can feel the hand of history on my shoulder”
    “these people should be marched to the cashpoint”

    If a romanian gets caught dipping pockets on oxford street he gets prosecuted,Blair dipped the pockets of every taxpayer in the EU but the romanian gets jail,ah yes but one of these thiefs is a lawyer (with little regard for civil liberties)

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    Dick Tinmey says:

    It’s a specialist market, to be sure.

    See my wife there!

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    Lou Scannon says:

    Whenever I hear of some organisation being fined there’s never any explanation about where the money taken off them actually goes.
    As if that wasn’t bad enough, said organisation’s loss almost invariably ends up being recouped from the likes of you and me.
    Fines aren’t the answer; what we need are long-term jail sentences for directors.

  12. 12
    Tony Blair, Millionaire says:

    Hey guys….

    I’m just taking my share of the peace dividend….

    Thirty pieces of silver

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    No mention of Patrick Mercer’s comments on Cameron ? A bit strange at the home of polictical tittle tattle, rumours and gossip…

  14. 14
    Tony likes money says:

    Blair is a top drawer, first class, A1 sociopath.

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    Popeye says:

    You have to ask??

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    Brown Spotting says:

    Breaking News

    Gordon Brown spotted in Westminster at Cenotaph(standing next to Bliar and Major)…nice of him to drop by..before quick train back North ??

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    nell says:

    Just watched bliar at the Remembrance . Sorry can’t agree his secretive for profit charities do anyone any good other than his bank balance. He has created so much evil in the world with his illegal warmongering .

    I’m not a violent person but I hope when his time comes to an end he spends eternity in hell alongside his pal gaddafi.

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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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    nell says:

    I regard him in the same class as people like hitler.

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    Popeye says:

    Should have been put down at birth.
    When is he going to be charged by the Hague of crimes against humanity?

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    nell says:

    I see poor George Osborne was given the job of nursemaid. Bet he was chuffed about that!

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    The real story (briefly mentioned by the Mail’s article) here is that the aid industry has become a complex mess of public, private and not for profit initiatives and relationships that weaken rather than strenthen it. Blair’s potential conflict of interests are nothing when one considers the hundreds of millions of pounds being managed by the likes of PWC and KPMG (who are also members of the Aid Watchdog consortium). Or the millions in contracts awarded to research centres and think tanks, who portray temselves as independent, to implement DFID polices and projects -often subcontracted by consultancy firms. Particularly worrying is that the organisations of civil society that are supposed to hold the government to account are all recepients of contracts and grants from the government. While I share the development objective I worry that this lack of care fore due diligence an transparency is quite damaging andmust be addressed.

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    mongy says:

    Do you think a focus group determined the face Ed Silliboy should be wearing whilst laying his wreath at the Cenotaph. He couldnt even pull that off convincingly.

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    Tory Voter says:

    You can knock him all you want. But it was refreshing to hear him on Marr speking positively and confidently after all we have had to put up with from Gordon and now Dave.

    This Tory would welcome Blair back as PM. I’m fed up with socialist europhile Cameron.

  25. 25
    Anthony Blair says:

    `I think I’m a pretty straight sort of guy’

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    Gordon says:

    I notice that Aetheist Ed said the Lord’s prayer at the Cenotaph service.

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    t says:

    Welcome Tony back? He started this whole spending what you haven’t got in a bid to make people feel middle-class shit storm in the first place! He should be first in the dock!

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

    Blair gave up part of the reabate for CAP reform (that never happened).

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘The Blair Foundation is undeniably doing a lot of good work…’ … for Blair, the disgusting oily creep.

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    albacore says:

    The real story is that it’s ALL borrowed money.
    Dave throws it away.
    The taxpayer has to pay it back with interest.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Yes, it’s the kind of good manners we atheists tend to display out of politeness to believers at ceremonies like this.

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    I beg to differ says:

    Actually, the Blair Foundation is deniably doing a lot of good work. It exists to line the pockets of Blair and his greedy wife. It’s a criminal outfit. I’m not alone in hoping the Blairs get struck down by some terminal illness. Their millions won’t mean shit when they’re six feet under.

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    Full Metal Jacket says:

    I don’t know but I’ve been told
    Eskimo pussy is mighty cold

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    He’s a giant amoungst men. A real mans man. A brave hero. An eminence. A statesman. A Colossus. A giraffe.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    The only reason he can speak positively and confidently is that he is a delusional, narcissistic sociopath.

    You might want a lunatic for PM, but after the experience of 11 years of the mad lying Hunt, I certainly don’t.

    I don’t believe you’re a Tory voter anyway – more likely a ‘fire and forget’ Labour troll.

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    A Hitler says:

    I would not be seen dead next to that thieving prick Blair.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    In vino veritas – Mercer was in his cups at the time, it seems.

    Bob Stewart for PM!

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Aetheist Ed will say anything, do anything, his handlers want him to say or do to further their ends.

  39. 39
    Blaise Pascal says:

    Better to be on the safe side.

  40. 40
    Gordon the Mong says:

    “trust Blair with money, he is a bigger crook than me”

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    Don't sit on the fence, Patrick, tell us what you really think says:

    Mercer’s called Cameron an arse, loathsome, despicable and said his worst mistake was to be born.

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    The Paragnostic says:


    You’ve upset me now, Cato – because I have to agree with you. Some of us have even been known to sing hymns at funerals because we respect the faith of the dead and their family.

    Still, that’s probably the only time I’ll agree with you, so be thankful for small mercies, eh?

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    If what you say about the Blair Foundation being a ‘criminal outfit’, he better watch out or watson might accuse him of being a Mafia boss.

    Or then again, maybe he won’t, after all he is a bit selective in his career moves.

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    Lou Scannon says:

    Any chance of Angela Merkel doing a Miliband (was it Ed or was it Dave ?) and letting us throw questions at her ? I’d like to ask about her plans to annex the Sudetenland.

  45. 45
    The People's Princess says:

    Hey guys….

    That’s me, of course….Tory Voter!

    (Just tweeting from the Remembrance Service….hi Queenie…it’s me, Tone, the Peoples Princess. I’m richer than thee).

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    Lou Scannon says:

    ‘poor George Osborne’ ??? That’ll be the day.

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    annette curton says:

    and curly chips says: “I think I’m a pretty straight kind of fry”, so called charity seems to be a much abused concept these days, to give to charity used to mean an individuals voluntary contribution to a deserving cause of their choice, not hiving off Government funds to give to organisations that often have political agendas, that is bad enough on its own but then to compound that with commercial interests running in tandem is a recipe for free-loading and corruption, such practices should be outlawed immediately before they bring all the genuine charitable institutions into disrepute, try playing with a straight bat for once Blair.

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    Yossarian says:

    I am amazed that some of the contributors to this thread have had time to raise their head’s from the Daily Mail. Fear not, I am sure sure the world is just how it should be “Call me Dave” Cameron is doing a wonderful job, the “loony, socialist left” are stroking their beards and we are all ready for a jolly interesting two page spread on something about the Royal Family….

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

  50. 50
    WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! says:

    FFS Democracy has been suspended in Europe under the excuse of the greater good and everyone seems to be accepting it.


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    The Paragnostic says:

    I’m sure he can justify absolutely anything to himself, Cat.

    The tax avoidance involved in the Windrush money-go-round? Just doing what anyone in his position would do.

    The 7 storey Jerusalem offices? Handy for his second coming.

    The trips to Rwanda and Kazakhstan? His saintly goodness will rub off on the benighted dictators, and milk and honey will flow for the people.

    The J P Morgan money? Hey, he’s just a normal guy, y’know – who wouldn’t want to help the benevolent banker in their munificent mission to make the world fit for Armageddon?

    A narcissistic sociopath can justify anything, and when you add religion to the mix, the justification need not even be rational.

  52. 52
    Gary Glitter says:

    I agree with Ed.

  53. 53
    The Paragnostic says:

    I’ve got nothing left in front
    Froze my cock in an Eskimo …

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    annette curton says:

    Well I would let him off with that one, unlike the Gordon that openly displayed his contempt for our armed forces (except when cynically using them for photo-ops in Afghanistan) for all the World to see at the Cenotaph Wreath laying when he was our Prime Minister.

  55. 55

    Well. You have hit the nail on the head here. I am convinced he sees himself becoming beatified sooner than John Paul I was.

  56. 56

    Wеll. You hаvе hіt thе nаіl on thе hеаd hеrе. І аm convіncеd hе sееs hіmsеlf bеcomіng bеаtіfіеd soonеr thаn John Pаul І wаs.

  57. 57
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I wonder if Tony Blair has already had the nod from Chilcot.

  58. 58
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Who said miracles never happen? Glad to have you aboard Paragnostic.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:


  60. 60
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ed the idiot.

  61. 61
    In Despair says:

    Perhaps X-Factor gets more viewers than we think and to dash all hope I think I’m A Celebrity starts tonight.

  62. 62
    Tom Watson says:

    I’ve just had my 157,854th Big Mac. Now for my main course.

  63. 63
    annette curton says:

    We ain’t got no choice, they wont let anybody have a referendum on the key question:
    Which would you prefer?
    A.) The European Union.
    B.) Democracy.

  64. 64

    I would not go quite that far. I would rather sing Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau…

  65. 65
    Elliot says:

    I’m not dead yet !

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    annette curton says:

    We ain’t got no choice, they wont let anybody have a referendum on the key question:
    Which would you prefer?
    A.) The Europ*an Union.
    B.) Democracy.
    C.) No legumes.

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    smoggie says:

    Or even John Paul II

  68. 68
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    He’s a champagne socialist and therefore untouchable.

    You’re wasting your time Guido.

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    Tony Bliar the champagne socialist says:

    Charity begins at home for our X PM…………………

  71. 71
    The Great British Public says:

    How many times….the UK doesn’t do revolutions….not while its watching X Factor/Strictly and I’m a Celebrity….. on TV…come back after Easter….thank you

  72. 72
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    As long are they are not winners eh Ed.

  73. 73
    The Great British Public says:

    C’mon Patrick now tell us what you really think …..

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    In the old tradition of British justice, swept away by this man, I presume he is innocent unless proven guilty.

    *goes to wardrobe and looks for black cap ready to pass sentence*

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    There are things that my curiosity can resist and I think this is one.

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    AC1 says:

    war was voted for in parliament. It was not illegal.

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    Lou Scannon says:

    Nah, that’s the alien that’s controlling him.

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    AC1 says:

    Yes. Only GENUINE Charity should be funding things outside the U.K. rather than state extortion.

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    The lights are going out all over Europe........"Dave" the Berlin 2011 Tour says:

    Fear not….”Dave” is to fly to Berlin to have a very stern word with the German Chancelllor….

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    AC1 says:

    You are a Thatcher era cabinet member with a Welsh National Anthem problem and I claim my £5 (before they’re hyper inflated away).

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Tom ‘Mr Creosote’ Watson

  82. 82
    Tony Bliar the champagne socialist says:

    Well he’s got a point…………

  83. 83
    AC1 says:

    Will he accuse Alan Rusbridger of racketeering?

  84. 84
    AC1 says:

    Yes, but what did he say that was controversial?

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    Tony Bliar the champagne socialist says:


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    AC1 says:

    He likes looking at groups of children?!?

    Somebody alert social services.

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “This Tory would welcome Blair back as PM”

    Oh dear. This a very pathetic piece of Labour trolling. You are as much a “Tory Voter” as I am a Labour one!

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Tom Watson has the BBC and the Guardian protecting him.

  89. 89
    Frau Merkel. says:

    That’s men for you. I’ve achieved more without firing a single shot than Adolf ever did.

  90. 90
    Major Sanderson says:

    “You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions. You’re dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot !!”

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    £100,000-a-speech says:

    Long may Blair remain to demonstrate what a bunch of hypocrites socialists are

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    No. I’m just a normal British mongrel with background in each of the constituent countries. That is why I am normally a “one-nation” type until the Jocks piss us off and then I say bollocks to the roots – they can fuck off. This is the first year in 30 plus that I have not been to Scotland.

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    Funky Pigeon says:

    No need to shoot the messenger.

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    Anyway says:

    That’s right it was just the lies told to get that vote that were illegal. Splitting hairs I think.

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    Oh! Come on. Even an old cynic like you will recognise that he is harbouring ambitions of sainthood. He had delusions of deity so that is not even an outrageous suggestion.

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    Larry the Cat says:

    Reminds me of someone who once claimed to be PM …..

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    AC1 says:

    I think not.

    Parliament makes law.

    You can disagree with the law, but it’s still legal.

  99. 99
    André Maginot says:

    Is it time to wake up yet ?

  100. 100
    Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    For God’s sake why do you think we all go into politics? To get rich of course. well done Tone, you will be catching up with me soon.

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    Form Filler says:

    There was an amazing fluff piece about Fatty Fatty Watson yesterday morning on Radio 4 (Guido made a quick appearance in it as well). Apparently, Fatty likes listening to “The Doors” and looks sheepishly at his secretary when he makes last minute changes to his diary. I am not joking but I really did think he had died and I was listening to his obituary.

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    kleegish says:

    I once heard a rather cynical wag (he said, as if there were any other kind!) opine that any time you hear of some outfit called “The Joe Bloggs Family Foundation,” you can rest assured its primary focus is to provide employment to the family of one Mr. Joe Bloggs.

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    Fruitbat says:

    Good god! A tory in the Conservative Party! He is toast now.

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    I remember it well and thinking, how did an otherwise intelligent man get caught out so badly. I could say the station with the long name by the time I was 12.

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

    oh Come on people, how else is he going to maintan his 10 houses? use his own money?

    He is just being atypical socialist.

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    If our last three PMs had looked after our affairs half as well as Merkel has looked after her citizens’, we would not be in the mess that we are in now.

    Sorry. But it is the truth.

  107. 107
    Some Geezer wot's got dyslexia says:

    For a hot minute there, I thought it said “edballsup.” Wish is father to the thought, I suppose.

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    when it comes to letting in those undesirable types to the UK, Labour weren’t incompetent, they were being entirely deliberate!

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

    Wonder how many Mps bought poppys/reefs on expenses?

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    André Maginot says:

    That’s really not the point. Hope you like Vichyssoisse.

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    AC1 says:

    You sure about that? Germany’s just as bubbly as the rest of the E.U.

  112. 112
    Mick Jagger says:

    Angie– Angie, you can’t say we never tried…

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    annette curton says:

    Can’t find a direct link of this interview on Morley High street by Sky News (expunged?) but if you follow the link to order/order and look at comment 20 vid @ 7 minutes in, this is what the locals really think of parachute man.

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    nell says:

    Hmm. Lies about wmd to parliament , dodgy dossiers and the death of Dr Kelly. None of that sounds legal to me.

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    nell says:

    “Award of grant would enable Blair to conduct ‘peace-building’ in war-torn countries… such as Iraq”

    Amazing how rich he has become on the back of that Ir aq War that he caused.

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    Lard Presc'unt says:


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    nell says:

    “Award of grant would enable Blair to conduct ‘pe@ce-building’ in war-torn countries… such as Iraq”

    Amazing how rich he has become on the back of that Ir aq War that he created from his own lies.

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    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:


  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    “JP Morgan has controversial investments in Africa, was fined $88 million by the US government for sanctions busting”

    Your sort of people then, Guido.

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    Prudence says:

    Absolutely and I think it scandalous that Obama and Dave and Gordon and Blair say she should bail the Italians and Greeks out. Being penalised for doing the right thing with the economy is just not right.

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    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    The Americans rebuilt the fucking scum country. The useless Krauts would still be living in ruins from WW2 if it wasn’t for us and the USA.

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    What a plonker. says:

    Blair and his money grabbing wife are two faced hypocritical scum
    that lied to the British Electorate about Iraq and have done
    nothing else but line their own pockets in any way they can ,
    He is even worse than Brown who had the excuse that he was a raving lunatic.

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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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    Patrick Mercer says:

    Cameron is the worst politician in British history since William Gladstone.

  125. 125
    ADHD Anonymous says:

    I am wondering if it is time for your medication.

  126. 126
    Backstairs Billy Vague says:

    Lick my back bottom!

  127. 127
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Will you tele be in danger?

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    a doctor says:

    No, however your brain is.

  129. 129
    Patrick Mercer MP says:

    Cameron is a most despicable creature without any redeeming features. If I can think of one… he’s very rich.

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    Here is a reply to everyone. (I did apologise to start with so I will not do so again.)

    Compare German and UK
    1. growth figures.
    2. unemployment rates
    3. trade balance (especially with China)
    4. inflation rates
    5. production standards
    6. durability of product
    7. levels of indebtedness
    8. property markets
    9. attitudes to work
    10. family cohesiveness

    Or if you prefer to be blinded with xenophobia, don’t look at these things because you will find that truth hurts you.

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    concerned of Tunbridge Wells says:

    How is the blue rinse?

  132. 132
    Jack Dromey says:

    Does my bum look big in this?

  133. 133
    Cilla says:

    You and Iain would get on like a house on fire.

  134. 134
    nell says:

    How j p mor gan had a hand in an american county going ba nk ru pt and was involved in the paying of bribes.

    Just the sort of company you’d expect bliar to be employed by.

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    Call me Dave - windy miller, eco loon, trougher and all round good egg says:

    I can’t handle the truth!

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    nell says:

    Interesting thing today -loads of rumours in the mirror about what patrick mercer is supposed to have said and yet there doesn’t appe@r to be any concrete proof of it all at the moment.

  137. 137
    Ctesibius says:

    Patrick Mercer’s constituency is an anagram

  138. 138
    nell says:

    Thing is who paid for that wreath? Us?

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    nell says:

    I thought the blue rinse these days was accredited to militwit’s blue labour.

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    Slotgob says:

    Has he cut his prices ??

  141. 141
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    I might do what I did before and claim back the cost of the poppy wreath.

  142. 142
    Sir Michael Shite says:

    A smoking tape is required.

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    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    Time for another expenses claim !!

  144. 144
    nell says:

    The sulky schoolboy and the brooding failed statesman.

    When are labour going to get themselves a proper leader?

  145. 145
    The HoC freak show says:

    Blair is politically head and shoulders above any others from the current generation, and his exoneration in the Chilcott report will prove that.

  146. 146
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I was talking about Blair, but the same applies to them all.

  147. 147
    Hat trick hero says:

    Come back Tony. All is forgiven.

  148. 148
    Tony Blair, Millionaire says:

    Drat & Double Drat

    If only I had legislated against the free press whilst I had the chance!

  149. 149
    BOGOF says:

    Two boss-eyed mongs for the price of one!

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    Anonymous says:

    Last Three!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:!/Ontablets/status/135732936128462850

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    Arthur Haybes (Comedian) says:

    Blair has to be at the Cenotaph to honour his contracts with the arms suppliers. Money, Money, Money on offer everywhere. Any reasonable-minded government would not touch this tossbag with a halfpenny of public funding.

    Watch out for him at the Olympic Games…he’ll be fulfilling contracts as per usual.

    AH (C)

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    ffs! says:

    It is “wreath” you fucking ignoramus.

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    dragon den says:

    what a load of bollocks

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    AC1 says:

    Still doesn’t make the parliament approved war illegal.

    calling it Illegal makes you sound like one of those “international make it up as you go along law” snake-oil salesmen.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:!/Ontablets/status/135734159170732032

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    Engineer says:

    Bliar is also in part responsible for our soaring electrickery bills. He signed us up to the treaty promising we’d produce 20% of our energy by renewable sources by 2020. He did so at three in the morning without consulting his advisers, who, where in a position to advise him that it just isn’t achievable. (He forgot that ‘energy’ does not just mean electrickery, it also means transport fuels and heating, both of which are heavily dependent on oil and gas.)

    Huhne clearly hasn’t helped much by going along with the falsehood, but the foundations of the cock-up were laid by Bliar.

    Christopher Booker’s column in today’s Telegraph explains in more detail.

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    Call me Dave - windy miller, eco loon and trougher says:

    You have my full confidence.

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

    i give up, lunch still going down.

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    nell says:

    How bliar sells his soul for 30 pieces of silver (equivalent to £millions a time) to foreign governments.

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    Not often we agree. But when these factors are considered (and all 10 are important IMO – and more…) and one pays heed to the fact that Germany is a democracy as well, then it is not difficult to see how a leader would not be lightly forgiven for throwing her country’s heard earned prosperity down the pan. They retire at 67 but are expected to subsidise Greeks retiring at 53. Can’t blame them for being upset. A lot of them wish political union to hell. Since I have contact almost every day with them, I have some insight that was not as apparent when I lived in the UK.

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    Mr P Mercer says:

    At least Blair is a proper Tory unlike liberal socialist Cameron

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    nell says:

    trying to remember who was the last decent leader that labour had ? It’s been a few generations.

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    What a plonker. says:

    Cameron may not be perfect but he is head and shoulders above
    the hypocrite Blair .

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    Hat trick hero says:

    Unlike Plastic Dave and his EU band of gypsies.

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    Hat trick hero says:

    How do you define decent? Successfully trouncing the t*ries three times in a row or being the recipient of the House’s awe?

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    Iloathlefties says:

    No he gave up the rebate as he wanted to be the first President of the EU but van Rumpey got it.

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    nell says:

    bliar is one of the most evil socialists of our time.

    cameron is merely ineffective and disappointing.

    The two things are not the same.

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    Hat trick hero says:

    I don’t see ever more submission to the EU as “ineffective”, do you?

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    nell says:

    bliar is not a proper anything other than a money grubber for his own bank account.

    He claimed socialist principles and then showed how he despised them by making himself rich on the back the ir aq war

    He claimed he was a christian who did what he did because he heard the voice of God. Well we know where that’s going to lead him eventually and it won’t be Heaven.

    He claims he’s a pe@cemaker and yet he’s the greatest lying warmonger we’ve seen in generations.

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    Archer Karcher says:

    Indeed quite pitiful stuff, Bliar was and is an extrordinarily awful specimen of human effluent. A more worthless person would be hard to encounter in ten lifetimes. A ardent fascist ‘progressive’ without a shadow of guilt or real humanity in his filthy soul. May he and his ilk rot in collectivist hell.

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    Hat trick hero says:

    And yet if he returned to front line politics, he’d be PM once again within a year.

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    nell says:

    Personally re the EU I think the tide is turning in the UK. Dave has a problem in that Merkel is calling for major treaty changes by end of 2012 and he has already promised a referendum if that happens.

    The big issue now is can he afford to break his promise for a referendum again . I don’t think so. But it will be interesting to see what happens.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    The whole EU was conceived to look after the manufacturing and agricultural interests of Germany and France
    at the expense of the rest

    Who has prospered and who has suffered ?
    any decent sized company left in Britain is now foreign owned Over the last 30 years both parties have fallen over eachother to sell of everything that wasn’t screwed down
    Since joining the EU , we have gone from being one of the worlds greatest manufacturing nations
    to a fucking service center that produces next to fuck all
    And these thick bastard politicians wonder where all the jobs have gone!

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    nell says:

    Doubt it. The Ir aq War and his appalling lies finished off his reputation. The fact that he’s gone on to get shamelessly rich on the back of all that misery which he inflicted has left him a pariah. He can’t even appe@r at a book signing in the UK now without bodyguards for fear someone will attack him.

    If he tried to return to UK politics now he’d get less votes than the fast declining libdems.

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    AC1 says:

    >not difficult to see how a leader would not be lightly forgiven for throwing her country’s heard earned prosperity down the pan

    Yet she presided over an export-led economy that has done precisely that. Loaned money to foreigners who wont pay it back in return for sending them vast amounts of the countries production.

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    Engineer says:

    Con-men can rarely pull the same stunt twice and get away with it.

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    AC1 says:

    The only good significant difference between Germany and the rest of the west is they didn’t have a significant fall in property affordability.

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

    Time for a sunday tune.

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    Hat trick hero says:

    He never promised a referendum per se, only under certain conditions that he knew wouldn’t apply by the time of his ascendency to PM.
    T*ry voters suckered again.

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    AC1 says:

    If you listen to them whitter on about what the E.U.S.S.R. is doing to democratic countries in southern Europe you’ll think you took a pill.

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

    Two Cabinet members of the conservative led coaltion jump off a cliff, Who wins?


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    And look! She is hanging on by her fingertips now where she had a good majority before. QED.

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    André Maginot says:

    Xenophobia doesn’t enter into it.
    The reality is that there’s a massive power grab going on by people who ought to permanently locked away for the good of humanity.

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    nell says:

    Well said Eng.

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    MI6 says:

    All the same Politco scum bags, no better than Nonces.. Lest we forget on today the 20 million european people massacred in the killing zones set up between the trenches. DONT RUN WALK INTO THE MACHINE GUN FIRE. by the governing elite

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    nell says:

    I believe I’m right in saying that he stated recently at that Monday debate in the HoC about an EU Referendum that he Would give us a Referendum if there are any future Treaty changes.

    Merkel is now saying there will be treaty changes by 2012. Therefore we must see if cameron makes good the statement he made in the HoC just last week or the week before – I forget the precise date.

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    Compare the value of BMWs and Mercs they are selling to China and compare that with RR. No contest, I am sorry to say, but that is the tip of the iceberg.

    Look at their property and non-property loan ratios. Credit card habits. They are in another world (remember this used to be my specialist subject.) We do well economically when there is no problem with raising money and create asset bubbles like mad. Property acquisition costs in Germany/Austria are at the same levels they were 10 years ago. It is a very widely based difference IMO, not a narrowly focused one.

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    Anonymous says:

    Buit quite difficult for the Tories to point this finger given the Atlantic Bridge fiasco.

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    Jim Phelps says:

    Let’s see …. I’ve got one somewhere at the IMF.

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    Snake Oil ladled on with a spoon...a nation beguiled by a promise of...nothing at all says:

    You are aboslutely and utterly wrong Bliar is totally appolitical…he holds no firmly held political beliefs either socialist,liberal or tory and could equally be at home in any of our three political parties without the slightest modification…..he is a “Triimmer” and tacks towards the current view…if he supports any party it is the “Tony Blair Party”…he is a chameleon/chimera able to alter his persona/shape and beliefs to match a current view of the “now”…and above all he is a master thespian able to play many parts…the tragedy for the nation is that so many both in his party and the country were taken in by him(I personally can say that I never was and never voted for him or belived in him even at the zenith of the adulation poured on him by a supine media and adoring public…)He was essentially a showman…all presentation and spin but ultimately was found out…..I hold no candle for Gordon Brown but at least he had convictions and belleifs(albeit the wrong ones that proved ultimately disastrous)

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    Hat trick hero says:

    He pulled the same stunt three times in a row. 400+ con men and women were re-elected to Westminster after being caught scamming the taxpayers.
    It all depends on the gullibility of the punters being fleeced and they don.t come much more gullible than the British voter.

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    Anonymous says:

    Too true. Fox should be drummed out of the party for the ammunition he has given Labour.

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    nell says:

    Neither – I was thinking decency, honesty, personal adherence to good socialist principles, serving one’s country before oneself.

    Harold Wilson, despite his flaws, probably comes closest.

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    Anonymous says:

    And is this straddling of the line what was meant by being dead and alive at the same time?

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Valid point. Any ‘fines’ levied against any corporate body, public or private, should be paid by its executive board members.

    Concentrates the mind wonderfully……

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    Balanced says:

    Polly Twaddle on the BBC this afternoon.

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Too late – Devid M has already annexed Sunderland.

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    Pat Mercer - man of the people says:

    By God you’re a disgrace Hancock – making me agree with a Lib. My only choices are to withdraw my comments about Cameron or commit suicide.

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    nell says:

    Truth is after years of lies and troughing by the disastrous labour lot and a less than effective,decisive coalition, politics in the UK is in the doldrums.

    Like recessions these things go in cycles . The issue is how long this one is going to last.

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    @ Mr Maginot

    I imagine, with your choice of moniker, that you are not a frequent visitor to Germany. You can argue your case as much as you like and totally ignore that it is the Mediterranean EU states + PI who have bent the rules. As Germany is the only country with growth at the moment, are you seriously arguing that she should pay for mismanagement and corruption in other states, whilst at the same time reserving the UK’s right not to contribute? If all other things were equal, then I would be saying she should, but that is not the case. You call it economic imperialism, I call it good management (or at least better management than the rest of them…)

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    nell says:

    I thought she’d be having a siesta in her tuscany palace after helping berlusconni celebrate at his leaving party.

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    Infanta of Castile says:

    I take it you didn’t watch any of the Remembrance day coverage of the families of dead soldiers then.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    On Panorama last week it was said that the agreement to be signed was for 15% of electricity But Blair total ignored his adviser’s and signed us up for 15% of gas 15% of electric and 15% of oil
    when they were told they were stunned by what he had done !
    The programe also pointed out that a megawatt of electricity produced by fossil fuel costs £70 to produce
    where as a megawatt of electricity produced by wind costs £174
    and by 2020 the gov says our electric bills will be the same as today about £1260 per year
    the industry says the could be £2000
    but the watch dog says they could be £2500 or more !

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    Pat Mercer - man of the people says:

    Indeed, Blair was awful – but I stand by my words about Cameron being worse.

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    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    But there is the problem nell you always ‘believe your right’ when you get proven quite wrong later on you pull the other one and say ‘no one can be right all the time’ lol.

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    annette curton says:

    OMG! the BBC’s balanced Politics ‘Show’, Ed Balls, Vince Cable and Polly Toynbee…the Buffalo, Horse and Chicken shits of the media circus.

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Trouble is, even if Cast-Iron Dave were ever forced to give us a referendum, it would simply be a choice between the current situation and a treaty variation – Hobson’s Choice. It will NEVER include the ‘GET OUT NOW’ option we all want.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Cameron and Osborne “couldn’t hit a cows arse with a banjo”
    they are a pair of public school fuckwits who have no experience of life outside their upper class bubble
    They will never sort out this Labour induced mess
    and they are as corrupt as the last lot , failing to deal with expense scandals and too many members of the government having conflicting interests in companies that rely on large government contracts !

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    nell says:


    Did you not hear that recent debate in the Hoc that Monday when more than 100 MP’s voted for a Referendum on the EU and cameron said he couldn’t agree with them at this time but that he would give a Referendum if there were any future treaty changes??!

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    AC1 says:

    AlJaBeebya Balance being Far-Left to Raving Communist.

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    nell says:

    Our farmers and fishing communities have been pretty devastated by the EU too.

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    AC1 says:

    Actually we export more than we did in the past, it’s just a smaller share of the economy.

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    nell says:

    Cometh the hour cometh the man (or woman).

    I just don’t see anyone worthwhile on the political horizon at the moment, well apart from Douglas Carswell and Dan Hannan at the moment.

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    Engineer says:

    Bliar managed to convince his party, the country and himself that he was a politician of integrity. He won three elections (with reduced majorities each time, despite a significant advantage conferred by constituency boundaries and no little gerrymandering). However, when it started to become clear to all (except himself) that he was basically a politician without deep principles, he scarpered.

    He would not be elected again, even if the Labour party allowed him to stand (and Lord knows, they are spectacularly lacking in potential leadership talent at the moment). He knows that, hence his focus on other matters.

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    bluebell says:

    Of course, politicians and big banks will always look after Africa – see link below

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    AC1 says:

    I’d probably compare software exports, but the Chinese just “borrow” software (which is reasonably fair, as I’m not a copyright zealot, even though I run a software(ish) company).

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    Tony Blair, Millionaire says:

    Hi guys

    Hows the spinning going at Labour HQ these days!

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

    There is one Lady in Parliament able to do job.


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    nell says:


    No doubt they’d all been out to the cathedral sympathising with the 30 or so inhabitants of tent city, those ‘representatives of we 99%’ before they arrived at the Biased Beeb.

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    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    No nell, all parties are to blame for the state of the UK today, it was the Tories that signed us into the EU without telling us it was the EU. It goes back thirty+ years.

    People voted for the Common Market not the EU.

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    nell says:

    Bless. She and Churchill were the best PM’s we ever had.

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

    and she would wipe the floor with Ed Miliband and Balls, and it would make the left go even more mental.

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    S.B.S says:

    J.P.Morgan will never get any of my business for paying that Hunt 2 million a year

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    nell says:

    No bored, 13 years of labour mismanagement created more debt for us than two world wars and all the intervening years up to 1997.

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    Engineer says:

    I’m prepared to give Osborne a bit of leeway. He’s inherited the worst national economic mess any Chancellor has been handed in pe@cetime, and the Euro crisis is not of his making either. To have to deal with one of those would challenge the best of our former Chancellors. To have to cope with both at the same time is unprecidented.

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    Philo Byblos says:

    Don’t think it’s entirely a question of the British voters’ gullibility. A major factor is the lack of real choice. Voters are effectively asked to choose the lesser of three evils in most cases. That’s not democracy.
    What we need is a level playing-field (preferably where Westminster once stood).

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Only if you listen to EU propaganda !
    Just look at the amount of exports we were doing back in the 70’s
    just in engineering, steel , coal etc
    we led the fuckin world , now we are led by Europe as we have nothing left

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    BillyBob... says:

    The Blair Foundation is another dubious organisation…. and some scarey followers and members that are new MPs….

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

    And she would tell Obama and the Eu where to go.

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    I am not against the selling of services. I have made it my life’s habit in banking, insurance and IT. But I have always considered that the UK was over-dependent upon both it and oil extraction to the detriment of manufacturing, the latter probably being the lowest building block of true wealth creation.

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    Rumpey Pumpey says:


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    The Paragnostic says:

    Atlantic Bridge? A small misuse of the charity regulations, to fund some lobbying.

    Blair’s AGI – a massive fraud aimed at enriching T Blair and J P Morgan.

    I think the two are on a slightly different scale of venality and awfulness.

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    Camelot Never Existed says:

    She is turning into some sort of a mythical King Arthur like being as the years go by. The truth is more complex: as talented as she was, she was also quite spiteful at times and she got some huge decisions, like the EU, totally wrong.

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    carry on up william hague says:

    One fat kant regurgitates MSM and wonder why he cant make any money

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    Confused says:

    Great barrier?

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    Patrick Tellusmore says:

    MP’s conscience rare tricky tut.

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    Confused says:

    Does it matter as no one lives there any more?

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    Anon Voter says:

    Could not believe mid-day news on Beebs R4. With them choosing to run with fcuking Bliar ponitificating on woes of the Euro he had given an interview on Andrew Marr’s fcuking crap programme. This of all days when we remember our fallen hero’s the fcuking BBC leads with fcuking bliar. Why oh why cant we just shut down this commie left wing bile producing effluent once & for all. Just proves how totally out of touch these commie bastards are & they are allowed to heap a gross insult on our fallen hero’s, which I blame on Patten as the Chairman of BBC (dis)trust & all he’s done since his appointment in April is just suckly on the Licence Payers Free flowing money teat, and absolute disgrace.

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    nell says:

    She earned the nickname of the Iron Lady and respect from leaders around the world. and as you say she is developing iconic status now that she has retired.

    No other PM ever managed that other than Churchill.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    She had the EU on the ropes
    It was stagnating and going nowhere , she demanded a large rebate on what we paid and got it (only for the wanker Blair to give it back)
    without all the money it was at a standstill , and if we knew then what we know now thats where it should have remained !

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    Den of Thieves says:

    Thieves honouring one of their self-serving own is not an honourable exit after a life of public service.

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    nell says:

    Well the gaddafi siblings are hiding out in various pockets. Perhaps that’s what bliar wants the overseas development aid for to ease the discomfort of their enforced exile, he was a bosom pal of the family after all.

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    Self seeking prig says:

    ‘The Blair Foundation is undeniably doing a lot of good work’


    I, for one would deny that.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    You also have to take into account that Merkel can’t be forced by the EU to endanger Germany in order to bail out the Euro, because they have this thing called the Constitutional Court which will stop any political lunacy from being enacted.

    Now if we had a proper constitution in the UK, perhaps we’d have had less sovereignty ceded by useless bastards from Heath onwards.

    The Hausfrau’s doing a good job, and Rusty is pissing in the wind if he thinks that taking his shiny face to Berlin and bleating is going to make a blind bit of difference to what the Germans do.

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    WVM says:

    Indeed, and public spending went up under Maggie. But all in all she was 7″ tall and shot fireballs out of her arse.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    I misread the link in that tweet as “sodomy”.

    Silly me – that can’t have anything at all to do with Mrs Dale!

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    Lord Reith says:

    A least I’m off the hook.

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    AC1 says:

    Exports are, of course, the price we pay for imports (even worse is getting a credit note).

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    J P Morgan and the Old Crusty N says:

    Three wheels on my wagon and I’m still rolling along ….

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    B Bacharach says:

    That’s J P Morgan and the Old Crusty Menstruals, you oaf.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Trouble is, Frankie, we were losing money on every publicly subsidised ton of steel and coal, we were exporting the tools to manufacture goods to low wage economies – in short, we were cutting our own throats.

    If there is a way out of the current hole, it lies outside the EU, and without fettering our industries by lunatic green taxes. In short, we need to repudiate most of the treaties we have signed up to in the last 20 years and more, and go it alone.

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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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    I attended my local Remembrance Service this afternoon. Very moving…..but what pissed me off was among the wreaths that were laid by local dignitaries was one from the local branch of the Labour Party. In the centre of their wreath was a huge Labour Party logo complete with red rose symbol. It was more prominent than the poppies themselves. Looked more like an election poster than a floral tribute. Somehow cheapened the commemorations. Typical Labour, trying to make political capital out of non-partisan commemoration. Lowlife bastards!

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    Howard Webb is the greatest referee in the world ! says:

    What do Billy Bowden and a Silver Medallist have in common?
    They both come in a little behind!

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    Fat Fellow Travellor Watch says:

    Patten has been earning a living by appeasing the communists for much of his career. Why be surprised that the BBC is becoming more and more blatantly left wing with him involved?

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    RIHBYFC says:

    Do people worship turds then?

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    How many of those politicos attending the service will be claiming on expenses for the wreaths they laid?

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Yes it’s doing fuckin marvelous for the Blairs !

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    £145? Fuck off says:

    I find the TV works perfectly well without a licence.

  263. 263
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Anyone recon if we built toilets for Gordon Brown ,
    he’d use them ?

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    Anonymous says:

    Ask why Labour decided the taxpayer will fund 0.7% of tax for Foreign Aid and pass it as law. So Toony can profit.

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    Tony Bliar the Mass Murder says:

    JP Morgan and myself have made huge profits on behalf of those pesky Palestinians who I do not give a stuff about.
    If only we can bomb Iran then I can get in there and make huge profits.

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    Joss Sayin says:


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    I seem to recall an Austrian ex-corporal saying the same thing in Germany in the 1930s. “We have a national emergency and can only triumph if we suspend democratic institutions! ” … or words to that effect. Hitler’s children appear to be thriving in the E.U.

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    nell says:

    Well and then there’s syria.

    Opportunities for bliar are endless.

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    Uncle Herman says:

    Dunno what the mongs are complaining about! We give them a choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee and yet still they’re not happy.
    If only the ungrateful bastards would pipe down and get back to paying their dues, the sooner we can reduce them to an offshore service and leisure zone.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    No fraid not she’s gone in’th ed !
    at the moment she thinks she’s a toothbrush !

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    AC1 says:

    Funded like a tax on letterboxes to fund junk mail

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Yes the middle east could really do with a peace envoy , in these turbulent times !

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    AC1 says:

    Pity he wouldn’t have a clue if there wasn’t a maxism created crisis.

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    Shoot the Looters says:

    Not amazing really. He is a master-criminal. Thefts and fake-charity scams are meat and drink to him.

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    AC1 says:

    It’s not go it alone, it’s cut ties with marxist countries and their trade area cartel and trade with the world instead.

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    AC1 says:

    >the latter probably being the lowest building block of true wealth creation

    We disagree then. I see it as just another service (but with a box).

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    The History Mong says:

    They never had any. All the rest is propaganda and lies.

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    Chloe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    Shh ….. don’t give them ideas.

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    The Public says:

    More importantly, why hasn’t this stupid law been repealed

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    Anonymous says:

    another piece of good journalism, but when you state he’s undeniably being doing good work, what exactly are you referring to?

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    If only we could get Nigel elected !

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    Chloe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    But, just like Huhne (any many more) Brown doesn’t have any convictions.

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    Boodica says:

    Im trying to work out how 666 relates to this creature, our former prime minister. Because it is him. So hold on, I heard somewhere the real number is 616 that the original Hebrew txt was mistranslated. So B L A I R –6 1 6. Hmm have to think about that one. Anyway something to think about whilst I do my calculations:

    (Click my name for the website)

    If things have got that bad, and people are willing to go to those lengths, then all bets are off regarding everything in society, and we should all be out on the streets now really for our own good..

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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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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I agree Paragnostic The four (emerging ) largest economies in the world (BRIC ) don’t give a flying fuck about global warming or climate change
    If they see anything green they fucking eat it .
    This planet will sort itself out as it has for millions of years
    the green/global /climate change issue is just a con where the EU can exploit even more money out of the peasants the rest of the world look after their interests first and just make token gestures to “play along” with the game !

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    Very good point, Anonymong. I am getting concerned that we are agreeing rather too much against expectations today. The fact is that until Blair’s finances are seen, his superposition continues to leave us confused.

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

    +++++++++++++Breaking News++++++++++

    Exculsive picture of presscott :

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Pity it’s Korma, or we could have had “Bostonian Byriani Buggered By Botulism!” as a headline.

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    Uncle Herman says:

    Italians cheering the imposition of an unelected Prime Minister by the EU.

    There’s one born every minute.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Running excessive surpluses without stimulating domestic demand during a global recession is basically exporting problems elsewhere. Germany deserves credit for fiscal discipline but their attitude towards other Eurozone countries is intellectually idiotic.

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

    I just found it funny or as some may say ist Gross-man.

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    bergen says:

    Very odd remark by Mercer since “the People’s William” is deservedly remembered by history as the greatest PM of the 19th century (even if he was barking mad in some ways).

    If that’s the level of intellect of the Tory dissidents then Cameron is truly blessed

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    Meaningless soundbite of the minute says:

    Grant Shapps gives “guidance” to local councils urging priority housing for ex service personel returning from overseas.
    Assuming they have more children than the Somalian asylum seeker or Roma Gypsy, that is.

  295. 295
    buy now billy says:

    Don’t hold back!

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    Give Blair some "milk" says:

    If only Conrad Murray could’ve been Blair’s doctor.

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    There's one born every second says:

    You don’t have to vote LibLabCon. That is just evidence of your gullibility.

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    There's one born every second says:

    If only Harold Shipman could have been Parliamentary Medical Officer responsible for flu jabs.

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    carry on up william hague says:

    And he appened to fuck Nancy dellolio
    as this man no idea of ow to get a top shag?
    Bi gum

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    bergen says:

    I nearly chucked something at the telly during Shagger Marr’s shameless hero worshipping exhibition this morning.It really was disgraceful.

    it shouldn’t be rocket science-“Mr Blair,you came to office to a prosperous country at peace and you left it bankrupt and fighting unnecessary and probably illegal wars. Do you think your time in office was a success.?”

    And afterwards we had a recording of Marr interviewing Gould before he died with the reverence shown to a great servant of the state rather than a party architect of the deceit and spin that have since debauched our public life.

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    Use a Pun, Go to Gaol says:

    OK, I didn’t want to do it– but you made me do it– nobody went for Guido’s bait about same person and same office making for confusion.

    So what Tony will have to do to firewall one from the other is to institute…here it comes now… a “Blair: Which?” project!

    ***PA DOOM POOM!***

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

    The extraordinary transcript of Tory MP, Patrick Mercer’s slurs and rant about David Cameron

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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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    WVM says:

    You couldn’t make it up.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Para – I agree but people should stop shitting on about putting politics above economics because Germany certainly isn’t prepared to.

  306. 306
    WVM says:

    For those that had an interest this gives you a good idea of how this will go down.

  307. 307
    Anonymous says:

    Oh Ratz!

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    Gordon Brown says:


  309. 309

    That Anonymong remark was me of course. Must get to the bottom of my laptop’s, or Opera’s memory handling that it should lose my data so.

  310. 310
    Colonel Blimp says:

    You been on the piss again Haddock? Spent all your social in the pub this afternoon? All your Giro completely pissed against the wall.

    Now your venting your booze fuelled rage at anyone who’s prepared to put up with you.

    And all on Rememberance Sunday.

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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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    nell says:

    Oh Dear. Well he won;t be doinng anything more than backbench work for the forseeable future.

    Methinks Mr Mercer would be better off sticking to orange juice.

  313. 313
    Jac says:

    Er… you find the thought of people dying of food poisoning funny do you Billy? Typical fucking gay insensitivity you horrible nonce.

  314. 314

    @AC1 So be it. But if everyone did service without a ‘box’, we would quickly starve. Corporeals surely rank ahead of incorporeals, if for no other reason, but not eclipse them.

    @Paragnostic. I had begun to think I was in a minority of one. I have always been prepared to take such a position and when the banks started to do funny business, I was out of the game as I said it would go wrong – and look how it did… I am grateful for your support.

    I detect a certain amount of hysteria in the comments of some (not AC1, although we app.ear to be at odds here) and that is nearly always a function of standing on dodgy ground.

  315. 315
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    No , The fact that a chefs food is unfit for human consumption (Irony).

  316. 316

    Flying Spaghetti Monster ends up that way eventually when ingested.

    Bask in His Noodliness and stare agape at His meatitude.

  317. 317
    annette curton says:

    Instant Kormas gonna get you/Anybody stupid enough to eat that shit deserves everything they get.

  318. 318


    And another thing!

    Germany are shipping countless bimmers to China which the latter have to buy and pay for.

    By your own admission, they ‘borrow’ software.

    My corporeals/incorporeals point is ineluctably made.

  319. 319
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    BLiar needs to be investigated, charged and locked up. His asserts seized and given to military personnel and Dr Kelly’s family.

    He is using knowledge and personal contacts gained as PM for his own personal profit. The Coalition needs to stop this ASAP. Start by impeaching him for making agreements with foreign powers.

  320. 320
    Jac says:

    Don’t try and wriggle out of this show of utter contempt you show for normal peoples lives now you slippery fuck. If the subject was AIDS you’d be boo hooing to the fucking rafters. Typical fucking gay selfishness IMHO.

  321. 321

    *** STOP PRESS ***

    Kate Middleton Tits Out shocker!!!!

    (Sorry, fell asleep at the lappy and found I had hit “Submit Comment” just before waking up.)

  322. 322
    nell says:

    You have to admit that that is hilarious.

    The chairman of the Biased Beeb lecturing on Ethics and Journalism!!!!

  323. 323
    annette curton says:

    But on the other hand when you have just got rid of a 21st century version of Mussolini, the law of unintended consequences?.

  324. 324
    Close the BBC says:

    Big Lies. They learned it all from Goebels

  325. 325
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Will someone do the world a favour and string this fucker up from the nearest lamp post.


  326. 326
    Super Mario says:

    Where’s the bunga bunga?

  327. 327
    Beggar Off the Streets says:

    Hardly a revelation. Most of the country already knows Cameron is a despicable arse, leading a crap government caracterised by arrogance and an inability to make a sensible decision.

  328. 328
    The Paragnostic says:

    Opera obliviscit opus felis?

  329. 329
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:


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    The Paragnostic says:

    Did you notice the very, very serious slip of the tongue that Mercer made in his cups, Cat?

    You know, the one about British troops being in Pakistan?


  333. 333
    Foxgoose says:

    It’s all over for European democracy – the BLEUshirt Youth are marching:-

    “Tomorrow Belongs to EU”

  334. 334
    Anonymous says:

    Lefties can’t see further than the next episode of Corrie FFS. The dangers of a fiscally integrated, monolithic EU falling into a fascist federal state under the current global conditions is too much for their 20 watt brains to comprehend. Joined up thinking is not their bag. Take their views of America for example, probably one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse nations on the planet, and yet according to them the number one warmonger. And yet they seem to think that turning Britain into a multi ethnic shithole will stop wars.

  335. 335
    Sad news says:

    Former cricketer Peter Roebuck has committed suicide. Where’s Billy for his reaction?

  336. 336

    He should have said “American” really…

  337. 337
    Beggar Off the Streets says:

    In vino veritas

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  339. 339
    nell says:

    My thought entirely why can’t people make their own food from proper recipes. The world has become so lazy!

  340. 340
    Sound Man says:

    Who uses tapes these days?

  341. 341
    King Kong says:

    Next level up where I’m waiting to drop a barrel on your head.

  342. 342
    Donald Soper says:

    Blair is arguably the most distrusted British politician in living memory. His criminality is patently clear to all except a handful of bankers and tyrants, and their media enablers.

    Now this monster wants to distribute UK aid in Africa… ha ha ha.

  343. 343
    nell says:

    Watching the Remembrance today and feeling general disillusionment with cameron and cleggie I was sharply reminded of worse prospects when bliar the deeply dishonest and brown the completely incompetent came into photoshot.

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    Fuck off Merkel you fat Nazi whore. says:

    Merkel visits Italy after her takeover

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    carry on up william hague says:


    Blair ou are t’next

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I wonder if the one eyed twat was working how much he saved in body armour, helicopters and armoured vehicles he didn’t have to provide in Afghanistan whilst in power?

    Think of all those fat idle single mothers..sorry Labour voters who benefited from those savings.

  347. 347
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    Oh that looks fun

  348. 348
    AC1 says:

    That is where Britain’s enemy is…

  349. 349
    AC1 says:

    As Italy is next to go, all French banks are kaput.

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  351. 351
    carry on up william hague says:

    Big strapping men in smart uniforms?
    Bi eck
    Where I come from thats a result

  352. 352
    AC1 says:

    Was that Guarantee by Dave cast in iron?

  353. 353
    nell says:

    Not here it doesn’t.

  354. 354
    carry on up william hague says:

    Ma Hague noted that Blair wasnt wearing a poppy

  355. 355
    AC1 says:

    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs does include food and water and shelter, it then does the more human things.

    There’s nothing about demand that says it’s economic value is higher because it can go into a box…

  356. 356
    Comet headed for earth says:

  357. 357
    carry on up william hague says:

    She got Harry and the other balding twat out for the lads?
    Bi eckerslike

  358. 358
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Listen you piss soaked tramp , any one who knows me , knows i have worked for 40 years !
    NEVER had one day out of work since leaving school at 15
    So it’s twats like you who know what the inside of a dole office looks like and idiots like me who pay to keep shit like you breathing !

  359. 359
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Thought that the idea of a curry was a good clear out ?

  360. 360
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    They have no idea of the cuts he’s about to impose !
    when they do . Rome will burn again !

  361. 361
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    If only Muslims realised that MP’s burn much better than poppies !

  362. 362
    yawn says:

    The Scousers are all set for a Hillsborough Justice tour now?
    Christ almighty, do they ever get off the victim train?

  363. 363
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    What a beautiful graph !

  364. 364
    W.W. says:

    Gordon, you are criminally insane, Blair is merely a criminal.


  365. 365
    Anonymous says:


  366. 366
    Jimmy says:

    My comment removed?

    Someone’s in a cranky mood.

  367. 367
    Blaire Liar says:

    Not content with screwing up UK PLC he is still attempting to keep his fingers in the pie.

    This lunatic power crazy must not be allowed anywhere near any Govt funding. Without doubt millions will be creamed off in flights, hotels, kick backs and bunga bunga for self crowned king Tony and his hag Cherie.

    Auditors will have a field day on this post 6 months of an award to King Tony.
    Why even go there. Simply remove him now in the process as a person of inadequate integrity. Don’t see too many rushing to back him up except Carole C

  368. 368
    nell says:


    gordon might forget to pin on his poppy but not the sociopath bliar.

    He is the ultimate charmer. The ultimate social mixer. He’d never do anything crass in public and especially today when his end purpose was to get to cameron over lunch and talk about how much money he could trough out of that £8billion Overseas Development Aid Budget.

  369. 369
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    This is so tiresome – we know he’ll get away with it as usual.

    If minor lowlife such as Huhne avoid the law, there’s no hope that Blair will ever be held accountable for his actions.

  370. 370
    Labour paved the way says:

    So Europe has two unelected prime ministers. It’s not unprecedented. We had an unelected prime minister forced on us by Labour for 3 years, who turned out to be the worst prime minister in British history.

  371. 371
    The Paragnostic says:

    Some of them, AC1 – lots of the buggers are over here.

  372. 372
    (Puke + Scum) x Devious = Blalir says:

    The disgusting Blair uses the phrase “in a sense” rather a lot. Is it some sort of devious lawyer-speak when they are trying to obfuscate. I mean, how many “senses” of anything are there? Blair is filthy devious scum.

  373. 373

    We regret your view of your visit and hope you visit again.

  374. 374
    Innit, blud? says:

    If you want to see the detritus of Britain’s chav locales, watch Pick TV (channel 11) for a glimpse of the vile underclass plaguing the country.

  375. 375
    The Paragnostic says:

    Check out the Stress Test calculator – bump up the Tier 1 ratio to a realistic 8% and weep as RBS becomes insolvent (again).

    I read that the FSF was recommending increasing ratios for most banks to between 7.5 and 10%, so Fred Goodwin’s albatross may weigh heavily around our necks.

  376. 376
    Jimmy says:

    I have forgiven you already.

  377. 377
    WVM says:

    Yes Jimmy it’s just down right discussing isn’t it?
    Unlike left foot forward, Political Scrapbook, Liberal Conspiracy, The Staggers, LabourList, Better Nation, Diary of a Benefit Scrounger, Next Left, Alastair Campbell and Labour Uncut where censorship is trodden in to the mud and free speech reigns supreme!

  378. 378
  379. 379
    The Paragnostic says:

    You forgot Censorship Is Free, WVM.

    None of my comments ever lasted more than an hour on there (even the non-sweary ones), so I just gave up.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  381. 381
    Jimmy says:

    His house his rules, I’m not complaining, sometimes it’s so hard to know where the line is. With Dale and Montgomerie for example, you know any backchat concerning his Lordship is out but here it’s so hard to tell. You’re right about LibCon though, can’t joke with those people at all.

  382. 382
    Jimmy says:

    Why only me?

  383. 383
    Gordon Brown says:

    Your right, even I have to admit James Callaghan was a terrible prime minister.


    Quick now, it’s time for my milk, NURSE!

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  385. 385
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Ha! Eddie Izzard was funny for about 3 hours back when I was at university (some marijuana may or may not have been involved at the time), and before I realised that his entire ouvre consisted of saying “jam” and “bees” until ‘hilarity’ ensued.

    Any humour to be found in his work evaporated as soon as I heard him bollock on about politics in the typical know-nothing, rich leftie socialist Toynbee way.

    There’s only room for one comedian at City Hall, and that’s Boris (I really quite like him. Can’t keep his pecker in his trousers, but nor can anyone these days it seems, for some reason…)

  386. 386
    Spartacus says:

    You missed out the important phrase
    ‘Blair is a war criminal’
    and should be treated as such

  387. 387
    Spartacus says:

    Blair, he was just scum

  388. 388
    Yemen for the Yemenis says:

    Izzard is a funny and sometimes interesting man, but I don’t see what London has ever done to him to deserve his predations.

  389. 389
    Give him his due says:

    Ah, but not just any old scum. He was the scum that rose to the surface of the fetid swamp of corruption, lies and organised sociopathy that is the Labour Party.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    He’s seen that the Poles elected a tranny, so thinks he’d get votes from the sheeple in a safe Labour seat.

    Can’t see him beating anyone half sane for London Mayor, though.

  391. 391
    WVM says:

    Fair enough, here’s another bunch of mongs you may want to contribute to and network with Jimmy and hey you can even give us some feedback on the censorship too.

  392. 392
    Heir to Blair says:

    Ah but not just any old scum. He was the scum that rose to the surface of the fetid swamp of corruption, lies and organised sociopathy that is the House of Commons.

  393. 393
    Fair play says:

    Truly a scumster amongst scum.

  394. 394
    cheche says:

    BBC 3

    I know BBC 3 isnt for us : but this weeks episode of family guy isnt appropriate for today.

    Shows what the BBC really thinks IMHO

  395. 395
    Boris's Rear Entry Conveyance says:

    A train? Don’t the good people of Liverpool know the next big thing is a bus?

  396. 396
    Cut your Cloth says:

    Oh yes the old socialist answer to any debt problem, that being to just borrow more money and let the children pay for our utopia.

  397. 397
    WVM says:

    Why does he have a pair of bollocks for a chin?

  398. 398
    The Paragnostic says:

    Family Guy really isn’t “appropriate” at any time.

    It is, however, funny and irreverent.

    You do not have a right not to be offended.

    Get over it.

  399. 399
    Lord Bowden says:

    Presscot on Family Guy then?

  400. 400
    The Paragnostic says:

    Now, now, CYC – it’s called “investing in frontline services”.

    Nothing to do with pissing away money you don’t have on bedwetters you don’t need at all.

  401. 401
    The Paragnostic says:

    Didn’t know the NME was still going.

    Stopped reading it when Julie Burchill started writing her infantile bollocks in it.

    Is it still crap?

  402. 402
    not a machine says:

    I dont know what EdM was singing at the cenotaph but just to help for next time “Oh god our lord in ages past ”

    The poppy wreath laying is of course in part a reminder of yesteryears thanks and for those still serving , I wondered if Blair ,the ruin or EdM had considered how much massive debts affect our ability to look after those that have took IEDs ,bullets and loss of life . We will remember them ! perhaps we will remember them that got us into this mess and near decade it may take for the finances to be put right .

    Edb added to a rather clutching at straws few days for labour , Jim Murphy thought forces housing would be good (doh ! should have not left a £28bn budget shortfall) , kieth vaz went on more trouble for Theresa may (doh given shambles home office was left in and had been run under labour) and then EdB re advertised his 5 point plan as urgently immediate (Doh no idea on what will be either changing or going up in flames across the channel) and as result could not asses how sound certain spending may look in the face of trying to shrink 2trn eu to get lending working .I mean how does a bank lend when it has to write off huge european losses ?? All this was left to mystery in 5 points .

    We now have the scene of a vertibale gold canoe being paddled further up s**it creek , by our ruling EU elite and yet as PMs get changed and placemen appear the possible salvation gets missed , I mean why not make serious cuts into EU budget , stop all unstarted infrastructure , I mean if each country has to contribute less , wont this lead to some growth in the member countries or repair bank balance sheets???
    Eds five point plant , is missing cost of administrative overheads , i mean are they too much , too big , too gross for too long to help the crisis ?? I think ed should tell us what analysis he has done on EU overheads to help with growth , perhaps his 5 point plan will meet a 5 star general one day and the guff will curtail.

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    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    It stopped being funny a season and a half and two Star Wars parody movies ago.

    But the thick Americans will just keep on beating that dead horse ad infinitum as long as long as any money comes in.

    Ala Simpsons etc. etc.

  404. 404
    WVM says:


  405. 405
    cheche says:

    Who are you to tell me what rights I have and dont have?

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    N Imby says:

    I’d rather they did it somewhere suitably remote – Umbriel, for instance.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    An intelligent person would not be offended, nor bitch about “who are you to…” etc.

    Stop whining and grow up.

  408. 408
    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:


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    The Paragnostic says:

    Yeah – most comedies are only good for a couple of series. About the only exception I can think of is Last of the Summer Wine, but that was never exactly rip-roaring to begin with – more comforting in a Sunday evening snooze sort of way.

    I just can’t stand whiny twats who take offence and get on their high horses.

  410. 410
    Cif spokesman says:

    We like to keep our web-site spotlessly clean.

  411. 411
    The Paragnostic says:

    Funny – I could have sworn it was full of crusties last time I looked.

  412. 412
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Suggest you watch this:

    Don’t mention it. Happy to help.

  413. 413
    cheche says:

    sorry I’ll just let you decide for me

  414. 414
    Cleaner who scrapes bogies from off the benches says:

    …and looks sheepishly at his secretary…

    Is the secretary welsh, wearing wellington-boots and standing behind him?

  415. 415
    Cleaner who scrapes bogies from off the benches says:

    Euugh! I pity the nurse who has to milk you…scraping the benches was bad enough.

  416. 416

    Yes. It’s down to criteria of judgment in the end.

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    Angry of London says:

    Not content with killing thousands of the worlds poorest this f_*cker now wants to steal from the rest. Why would we put ANY public funds near this egregious c_*nt. Haven’t he and his shovel-faced b*_tch of a wife stolen enough from the British people?

  418. 418
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    And he is still allowed to represent the UK as peace envoy to the middle east. Are the Coalition mad??

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