November 17th, 2011

What a Mug

Nothing like a global exclusive for an idle Thursday morning. The Daily Politics mug is a much coveted prize. It’s nearly impossible to win one, so much so that Guido had to steal his old ones. With the rebranding of the show, comes a new mug:

Guido is rather chuffed to have got hold of one of the first new ones…


  1. 1
    Rickytshirt says:

    Did Brillo demand sexual favours for them?

    • 6
      Oo la la says:

      France is going under. Her borrowing costs rapidly approaching 4%.

      • 9

        Virgin Money has just bought France for €35.26 incl. VAT. Italy and Greece are thrown in for free.

        • 19
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          Shit, How is the Afghanistan War going, are we still spending in foreign countries, He he he. OSBOOON, should get the VAT up he he he.
          Wont be long now.

          • Rage Against the Political Elite says:

            The Taliban have played an absolute Blinder, bankrupting the WEST on getting stuck in Afghanistan, $10trillion from the USA.

          • kosher Dave says:

            FFS! Who gives a fuck about a fairy and his mug. BOMB IRAN!

          • Rage Against the Political Elite says:

            Shit Bomb Iran, We will be borrowing the money from IRAN shortly. If we Bomb them who will we get the cash off to Prop up our corrupted State.

        • 25
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          UK State needs to Steal more out of the economy so that it can prop up more businesses, and bankrupt more businesses.

      • 14
        Anonymous says:

        In 80′s and early 90′s borrowing cost in UK was over 10%.

        • 34
          Jabba the Cat says:

          Interest rates in those days were used to successfully control inflation. Unfortunately the current lot of spineless turds won’t grasp this particular nettle for fear of upsetting people.

      • 23
        Jabba the Cat says:

        Be good to see the smug grin wiped off the wannabe Napoleon’s face when they lose their AAA rating.

        • 72
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          I know that the saying COSTS A BOMB, refers to an expression from the second world War from Workers in Munnitions factories once they understood the commerical cost of manufacture, however I dont believe that any one could envisaged that these bombs are going to cost us our economy.

    • 7
      Rickytshirt says:

      Perhaps an Alan Partridge style lapdance?

    • 10
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

      Wish I’d of been there. I bet he’s got a tiny brillo wig for pubic hair too :)

    • 12
      Anonymous says:

      If the Chancellor gets it right, David Cameron’s Conservative Party will probably command a majority after the next general election. If Osborne gets it wrong, his friend Cameron will go down in history as an Old Etonian version of Gordon Brown: a one-term prime minister who never won a general election.
      And this week marks a sombre and very dangerous moment. Eighteen months after David Cameron entered Downing Street, it can be stated with stone cold certainty that George Osborne’s economic strategy is not working.

      • 37
        Jabba the Cat says:

        Cut and paste with no quotation marks? How original.

      • 43
        jgm2 says:

        Eighteen months in and still no 20% public sector pay-cut. Cameron/Osborne have only themselves to blame.

        An overnight 20% reduction in public sector head-count would work wonders for the UK finances.

        • 57
          say what you see says:

          Stop spunking cash at Brussels too FFS!

        • 59
          Anyway says:

          And it will never happen happen with Cleggy’s band of air heads in government?

        • 83
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          Cant do that. Most Women in UK employed by the STATE. If the government keep cutting their money. They might not Vote for them and then they wont have a mandate.
          The country is Fucked no matter how you put it. Going down the toilet fast. Dragged down by the unaccoutable Federal State Pseudo democracy. Caused by the WAR MONGER USA federal State Pseudo democracy.

          • Rage Against the Political Elite says:

            Sorry I missed that the UK GAY BOY politicians controlled by foreign powers also helped to Fuck the country by being poodles.

          • Geoff, England says:

            And how many state employees, male or female, ever vote Tory? None. Certainly not the Guardian-reading types with their office non-jobs, ridiculously over-generous salaries and bomb-proof pensions from age 50 (if they have to ‘work’ that long), so Cameron would have nothing to lose by shedding plenty of these liabilities. If Cameron expects these people to do him a favour in the polling booth, he’s kidding himself badly. His reluctance to shed any public sector non-jobs is further proof of his centre/left views.

        • 104
          Pundit Too says:

          Bringing in new union legislation so that they have to have a 70% vote of audited and confirmed union members will sort out part of the government’s problems with Labour’s taskmasters, as well as a 55+% call for a strike.
          The new QEII prize is going to do nothing for the economy it is only window dressing.
          For the near future, apprenticeship schemes need to be structured and implemented on the German and Turkish models; and national insurance paid for one year on new employees for SME’s, as the last Conservative government did, and it proved fairly successful.
          Vince Cable is learning to talk the talk, but has not the capability to walk the talk.

          • Anonymous says:

            Can we have the same for electing MPs as well. Conservatives got only 17% of the people to vote them, others even less.

    • 96
      Pundit Too says:

      It takes all kinds.

  2. 2
  3. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    Good to see taxpayers money being put to good use

  4. 5
    anon says:

    Politicians and Civil servants see us all as mugs.

  5. 8
    Lord Lavender et al. says:

    You lucky bugger. I have nothing so grand. Unless you count my Skankety-Skank McRuin Chequebook and Pen.

  6. 10
    chriselee says:

    I’ve got one,used to belong to Edward Heath (remember her?)
    I put it on Ebay for 50p,no takers.

  7. 13
    EdMiliband says:

    Will they vote for me? Thomeone thaid only mugth vote labour.

  8. 15
    Billy Bowden is the biggest cunt ever ! says:

    I am a mug.

  9. 16
    J says:

    Taxpayer funded cups.

    Glad to see my hard-earned is being put to such good use.


    • 24
      Selohesra says:

      Did the tax payer fund Dianne Abbots DD cups?

    • 26
      Anonymous says:

      Could be a bit of a loss here too.

      • 119
        The Observer. says:

        If they sell it to Virgin for that price then they should also take a stake of at least 20% to recover our losses over the next 5 years.
        But British governments (of all parties) and win-win negotiations are like oil and water.
        Northern Rock should have been allowed to fail and it was a political decision to retain Labour voters. RBS is another matter but was still handled badly.

        • 142
          Must get a pseudonym one day says:

          I’d recommend checking the money Branson uses to pay for Northern Rock under a UV lamp… and I certainly wouldn’t fall for any of his ‘commitments’ to future payments or jobs…… a slippery character if ever there was one.

          Gideon’s not in the same league – like taking candy from a baby.

  10. 17
    Steve Miliband says:

    Another one of Gordon’s great decisions has come home to roost;

    Northern Rock: £650m loss

    • 29
      jgm2 says:

      650m loss? P*eanuts for the Maximum Imbecile. Towards the end he was literally losing that kind of cash every single day. What was it now? 180bn quid annual deficit? Losing 500 million quid a day?

      650m quid. Fucking p*eanuts.

      • 126
        The Observer. says:

        Perhaps we should follow the laws that Ukraine are enacting on their previous PM?
        She is being jailed and fined $200 million over her gas deal “loss to the nation” with Russia. Totally invalid as we all know it is a purely political decision.
        However in McRuin’s case it is very valid – starting with the robbing of the pension schemes, gold price fiasco, investment in dollars and euro’s, MOD disasters, etc ad nauseum.
        I reckon £3 trillion will just about cover it. Pity he is a part Ninja – No income (except us as a missing MP and idiots to his shows) no job (except taxpayer funded MP) and no assets.
        While we are at it we should include Balls, Harman, and that lefty ranting economist idiot that the BBC keep putting on air, Danny Blanchflower.

    • 40

      Hang on! You have forgotten the £21bn that the “bad bank”, not sold to Virgin, still owes the public purse…

      • 44
        jgm2 says:

        Still p*eanuts. A mere six weeks overspend from the Maximum Imbecile.

        • 64

          That represents £525 for every working person in the UK. On top of all the other shit skyscraper of debt amassed. On top of our own big mortgages, loans, credit card debts. I do not dismiss it lightly.

    • 55
      Hang The Bastards says:

      Branson bought it for £747 m

      funny how he paid 747 when that’s the same as his favourite airplane.

      me finks he is having a little chuckle to himself.

  11. 18
    Go Now says:

    Is Sepp Blatter mad? He may have got away with insulting the Royal family, David Cameron and Beckham but taking on the politically correct brigade will be his downfall.

    • 73
      Col Nut says:

      There is little in the human animal more frightening and vicious than the loony left in high moral shriek mode. It’s ironic that Blatter gets so much support from countries other than the white West. Nothing to do with corruption and money of course.

      • 138
        My other car is a bus stop says:

        They are all as racist as anywhere else. Racism accusations are just a tool in the kitbox to be brought out when other means to get what you want fail.

  12. 21
    jgm2 says:


    Mr Miliband will give a speech in London in which he will say it would be the “height of irresponsibility”

    It should be comedy gold watching Ned Miliband lisp his way through “height of irresponsibility”.

    • 33
      Rage Against the Political Elite says:

      and what’s wrong with having a lisp?

    • 49
      jgm2 says:

      If Labour’s forecasts prove to be accurate, the government will borrow £109bn more than it had planned.

      The figures suggest the government could borrow £11bn more than it thought this year, £22bn next year, £34bn in 2013-14 and £42bn in 2014-15.

      You’d think the wicked and malicious party would be delighted with a government over-spend of 100bn quid. After all – they’re the ones whining about ‘cuts’ being ‘too fast and too deep’.

  13. 27
    anon says:

    See the Iraq enquiry report has been delayed for 6 months Guido.

    Probably to give Blair time to get fungus distemper and rabies shots for the bitch and the litter.

    • 90
      A Bloke of a Certain Age says:

      Its probably delayed in order to give time for the folks at the Oxford Dictionary to change the meaning of the phrase “Beyond Doubt” to mean, “we are not actually sure but it suits us to believe it to be so”.

  14. 31
    Gordon Brown says:

    British jobs for Foreign workers

  15. 32
    Well it's a thought. says:

    Never watch it , that lefty woman killed it.

  16. 35
    muttering says:

    Live the dream!!

  17. 39
    Well it's a thought. says:

    Fkin ell, engineers getting prizes , what no hissin and booing and buying kit from China and Germany and steel from India or is that going too far.

  18. 41
    Tax tax tax says:

    So will Dave abolish Gordon’s luxury tax on air travel that is disguised as a green tax?

    • 45
      Call me Dave - windy miller, eco loon and trougher says:

      Pay your power bills promptly and certainly before you clear your (probably huge) credit card debts.

      Happy Christmas.

      • 61
        Dave makes no sense says:

        Dave won’t bring in the bank tax unless it is global. So why is he bringing in crippling green taxes that are not global?

        • 86
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          His speech on engineering was going great until he mentioned “Climate Change”. Eco-loonery (especially in the power sector) is economic and political suicide.

          Let’s hope Osborne/Cable (known AGW sceptics) prevail against Camerloon/Huhne.

        • 95
          Call me Dave - windy miller, eco loon, trougher and europhile says:

          Ask my in-laws!

    • 79
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Actually fewer Brits going on foreign holidays is to be welcomed. They will spend their money here in the UK, either on a holiday at a seaside resort or on the high street.

      • 91
        Well it's a thought. says:

        It spoils all those second and third holidays that people have in the UK by putting up hotel prices, so it makes it easier and cheaper to fly out on foreign holidays.

  19. 46
    albacore says:

    Erm, if you turn ‘em over, does it read “Made in China”?

  20. 47
    Can I have a receipt for that says:

    Ed Balls is so hard up he said he’ll steal one when he was on The Daily Politics earlier this week.

    • 111
      Gordon F Brown says:

      That man makes my skin crawl. He gave me so much bad advice that I just about bankrupted the country. I should never have listened to him, but then I never had a simple, uncomplicated, workable solution to anything. I don’t do original thinking.

      Bugger! I’ve dropped my comforter and I can’t get off the toilet by myself yet…

  21. 50
    Hang The Bastards says:

    They look at bit biased those mugs

  22. 51
    Ah, Monika! says:

    Anyone for Decision Support? BBC has 4,500 job titles… and 2,000 of them are managers!
    1,000 job titles in the news department, 700 in TV and 500 in radio
    BBC accused of wasting money on ‘sustaining a massive bureaucracy’

    Read more:

  23. 53

    Talking of Brillo I wear a toupée myself, but only on Tuesdays.

  24. 54
    Terry McCann says:

    Quite frankly Guido, this is a bit sad.

  25. 56
    carry on up william hague says:

    You fooking sad t wat
    You have a new tea cup and thats news?

    • 75
      jgm2 says:

      Another dull boring post from Guido you’d think he’d be spoilt for choice with the amount of shit flying around.

      • 146
        EC1 PhD says:

        The mantle by the flying duck
        Where Guido likes to boast his luck
        By showing his new China
        To him the story not minor
        But the rest couldn’t give a fuck

  26. 63
    Gordon Brown says:

    Having watched Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 3 in my bedsit last night I am glad I did not join the IMF. It looks like energetic work.

  27. 71
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Those mugs were bought and commisoned with taxpayers money yet what are he odds of a normal taxpayer every getting one?

  28. 77
    Anyway says:

    Talking about mugs.

    The real mugs are the British people led by the BBC, Sky and ITV. They still put on Labour shadow this that and the other ministers to rubbish a government trying to sort it out whilst they (The Tories) have a brick called the LibDems tied to their bollocks.

    The Labour party set fire to Britain’s economy and then have the nerve to tell Osborne how to put it out.

    At least the Eton Cameron and Osborne chaps know how to manage money, which is more than can be said for the old cloth cap union puppets or the arty farty, never done a day’s work, lithping plonkers who pretend to stand up for the working people and then rob us blind. Then at the same time allowing millions of outsiders and the feckless to sit on their backsides also mugging us taxpayers.

    It was ever thus.

    • 118
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Not fair, Gordon Brown and Ed Scrotum know how to handle money, they just want you to hand it ALL OVER to them.

      2 million Somalis now live in London on benefits in Mayfair thanks to the white working class who voted for Tony ‘I’m a murderer’ Blair and Gordon ‘fucking die you British army twats’ Brown.

  29. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Why did William Hague expose (and excuse) MI6 operations in Iraq?

    A Labour Party war.

    What he meant to say was that MI6 operated in Libya and helped Al-Qaida to offload Gaddafi.

  30. 81
    june says:

    And it’s not as if you can’t customise your own mugs now though, innit?

  31. 85
    MI6 watch says:

    Why did Hague excuse MI6 in Iraq under Labour?
    Why no mention of Libya under Conservatives?
    Who is Abdel Hakim Bel Hadje, military commander of Tripoli?
    Is he an Al-Qaida Jihadist running a terrorist unit for the NTC backed up by Britain?

    • 117
      My other car is a bus stop says:

      Give up, no idea. Should I care? Are you going to tell us or are you just trying to get us interested in your fantasy world?

  32. 99
    Moderated thoughts. says:

    The sun is shining, the EU is still falling apart, I have been modd ed again so I may as well go out and see what’s happening in the real world.

    • 133
      Anyway says:

      Ah hah, yes the dreaded Modder. Apparently it’s all down to Algy’s Rhythms. But who writes Algy’s Rhythms? He/she probably, has no sense of timing; you put effort into your latest master piece of writing only to find it doesn’t appear until our Dear Leader (Guido) starts a new piece.

      The thing is he still thinks it’s his blog, about time it was nationalised or sold to Virgin.

  33. 100
    jgm2 says:

    Boring post, anyone know any good porn sites?

  34. 107
    Sad to See says:

    Guido being seduced by the trough. It starst with the odd pint and invite to canapes, then the freee gifts start and that special feeling of being in the in-crowd. ‘Expenses’ get offered,and pretty soon you are a self-censoring hoon.

  35. 109
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Robert Peston spat his dummy out on Radio 5 this morning, whatever happened to those ‘exclusives’ he used to get?

    Oh hang on he’s no longer able to suck the penis of the PM as the one eyes twat from Fife is gone. Never mind Robert I’m sure he still loves you.

    Peston tells us that selling off Northern Cock is a bad deal, well not as bad as buying the fucking thing in the first place Peston you twat and remind me which one eyed c u n t from Fife did that again?

    Peston and the BBC are moaning that we are losing money, what like the 12 billion pissed away on the NHS computer system? Like the billions pissed away on Scottish jobs from English taxes also known as two useless aircraft carriers?

    Not to mention the tens of billions we are losing on the PFI schemes, all ignored by the BBC c u n t z and Peston.

  36. 112
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Thursday is getting “blacker” by the hour.

    Someone ask “Arse” Cameron to take the refund and fuck off

    FTSE 100 5450.82 – -58.2

    • 122
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Hello, arse.

      Tuesday morning you predicted “black Tuesday”. The market fell by.. 0.3%

      Yesterday morning you predicted “black Wednesday”. At close of business, the FTSE100 had fallen.. by 0.15%.

    • 145
      Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      I think you will find the stock market is falling due to those useless Europeans and not our economy fuckwit.

  37. 113
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:
  38. 115
    Anonymous says:

    “Guido is rather chuffed to have got hold of one of the first new ones…”

    You expanding your criminal activities into receiving stolen property?

  39. 136
    Slack Batter says:

    It’s just banter.

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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”

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It’s money innit.

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