December 5th, 2011

How Ron Paul Rolls


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    I'm lonely says:

    Billy who?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ron is consistant but the USA and the UK have grown to dependent on government, until the ublic get it, we will never elect Ron or anyone like him as a majority

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    jeri boam says:

    It would be a good idea to find out who will be taking out these whole depts, Rusty or the EUSSR.

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    He won something here once.

    This is the sort of stuff.

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    Looking bad for your prize, mate.

    Bad luck they had colds today.

    Next time?

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    no longer anonymous says:

    I wish our government would cut a trillion dollars’ worth of spending.

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    I hope and I pray Ron Paul wins the primaries and becomes the first world leader to being the socialist Ponzi scheme, that make us and our children debt-slaves, to its knees.



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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Statement from Guido Fawkes (If i may Guido?)

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    ++BREAKING WIND++ says:

    AFP is reporting that the IMF has approved a €2.2 billion payment to Greece.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    Ron Paul’s got the idea, but can anyone imagine it happening here? The ConDems had the opportunity to cut expenditure in real terms, and they even messed that up.

    British version of harsh cuts = appoint a committee to find savings.

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    Jimmy says:

    Because 0.8% growth is still too high?

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    The plea of every politician….!

    Still he is a good guy.

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    jgm2 says:

    It’s better than the zero percent growth promised by the Maximum Imbecile.

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    Piers striking the wrong (tabloid) chord with an economic titan:

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    jgm2 says:

    Although, in truth, 0.8% growth funded by – what is it now – a 10% annual deficit – is not ‘growth’ at all in any meaningful sense of the word.

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    CutsMeister says:

    Ideas for UK govt. depts. we could get rid of…. how about NHS?
    How do you like them apples? People have to PAY for their healthcare insurance direct?? It’s a theoretical framework, I’m gonna roll with it for a while.

    How about ballistic nuclear submarines? gone. (Keep the physics packages and the physicists on the payroll however, they cost a pittance).
    How about quangos? gone.
    How about JSA? gone.

    Problem solved. Amen.

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    Billy Liar says:

    The man is obviously clinically insane.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I dunno, guido has been nicer to me last few days that last 6 months, think i might have made him chuckle enough to win it?

    tho as no prize offered it wont cost him anything ;-)

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    Billy Bragg says:


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    jgm2 says:

    That should keep their retired-at-40 teachers in index-linked 100% of final salary pensions until next week.

    What then?

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    Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Whig says:

    Ron Paul may be the only person left who can save Western Civilization.

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    A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed in the neck on the east London street where he lived.

    On Saturday Det Ch Insp John MacDonald said Mr O’Shea had been chased by a group of black males.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Or as Brian Leveson would put it – “End Ken Doddyness”.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Print more money. Because that’s the right thing to do.

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    Sophie says:

    Small state

    Low taxes

    Government out of the economy

    Out of the EUSSR

    Close DFID

    Stop immigration – train our own for the jobs here

    Vote UKIP

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    They may be favourites for the X Factor but their bid for fame may be in doubt after an Irish dwarf group have accused Little Mix of stealing their name.

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    Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Whig says:

    While we’re at it, axe: maternity pay, minimum wage, tax credits and University places for those too thick to study a real subject.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    The trouble with Ron Paul is that he is all too sane – he is unwilling to indulge in the lies and omissions that would allow him to be electable.

    He sees the problems of a declining and ever more degenerate political system far too clearly to be trusted to reform it in a comfortable manner, and his habit of calling “Shenanigans!” whenever and wherever he sees hypocrisy and self-interest makes him a hate figure for the vested interests in the political-media complex that is strangling America.

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    jgm2 says:

    He probably did an IP graph of all his ‘hits’ that he’s so proud of on Saturday and realised that you represent over 50% of them.

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    Kicking the can down the road... AGAIN! says:

    The €2.2 billion is part of the latest €8 billion bail-out installment from the joint IMF/EU rescue program. It will be released immediately to Athens.

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    I’ve learnt a lot in the past year. Not sure what it is that I’ve learnt… could somebody tell me?

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    Ministry of Paperclips says:

    Hi Ron,

    Wot. No more eff n safte. No more Paperclips to push around our desks?

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Disist with oddness

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    rocknrolla says:

    Nice to imagine though the reaction of the dolescum, bbc presenters and guardian readers to the election of a politician who thinks that people should work to earn money, that printing money is a bad idea and that invading foreign countries for no good reason isn’t a good foreign policy.

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    You forgot “never win an election”. Lots of our politicians have learned that one already.

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    Can't wait! When's it on at the cinema? says:

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Climate Change? Get rid of it. Energy department should be making it easier to frack shale for gas and build nuclear power stations, not fucking about with windmills and solar panels.

    Agriculture? The latest report from the Met Office says that “climate change” will make most of the country more productive, so it’s time to wind down the subsidies for arable farmers.

    Local government and “Communities”? If there’s a market for the race relations industry, it will flourish. Otherwise, let it go bust.

    I could go on…

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    CutsMeister says:


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    Archer Karcher says:

    You’re wasting your time talking sense to a jock, you may as well debate economics with a dog for all the good it would do.
    The scotchers are beyond salvation, socialism has rotted their brains and ambition.
    All they aspire to these days is enough benefits to keep them drunk from Giro to Giro.

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    Cleaner who scrapes bogies from off the benches says:


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    CutsMeister says:

    EU? gone.

    Just thought of that one! Should probably have been top of my thoughts. I apologise.

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    ++BREAKING WIND++ says:

    The Financial Times is reporting that Standard & Poor’s could downgrade all AAA rated eurozone nations as a result of “deepening economic and political turmoil in the single currency bloc”.
    The article claims that the ratings agency is poised to lower the rating for Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg later tonight.

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    Cleaner who scrapes bogies from off the benches says:

    Ellie’s favourite tickles?

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Funnily enough, given your moniker – if you scratch Ron Paul, you’ll find he’s libertarian all the way through. If he was given equal time in the TV debates, he’d soon wipe the floor with the current set of morons, and you might find his mass appeal would show that.

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    Yeah but in reality says:

    The 4X2ooooooos will have him shot like the Kennedys if he ever gets voted in.

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    jgm2 says:

    Use barite in your cistern. That’ll flush the fucker.

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    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    I’m still counting my millions I made from the US AAA Downgrade I told you all to bet on earlier in the year to give a damn.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido Sir, One for you and Neo :-)

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    I'm Heading for the Pub, the People There Are More Intelligent says:

    “Long-walks-off-short”-Piers Morgan wearing his own metaphorical tin foil hat, afraid to have any thought implanted in his head that in any way conflicts with his own world view. What is this “You and him fight, I’ll hold your coats”-mentality getting us by way of solutions to any real problems? Jeez Louise, you’d think anyone who would bother (a) to watch Piers Morgan instead of some third-rate sitcom and (b) to watch an interview with Dr. Paul, would want to do so because they wanted to find out what the fellow was all about, but Piers goes straight for the who-cares shit, thus offending what few intelligent viewers he may still have left. This idiot should get Clarkson’d.

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    Cross-dressing wife-beating alcoholic says:

    It’s oor oil. Whaaas like ussss? Flower of Shcotland…

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I’m sick of hearing about these useless feckin’ pandas in jockland. Isn’t it about time some budding Chinese entrepeneur started selling sweet and sour panda and panda curries for export. While were on the subject the Norwegians and Japanese should start selling whalemeat stakes for export.

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    CutsMeister says:

    Collectivise farms. Simples.

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    Jim says:

    With the help of the BBC people think that there is still some cash in the bank and it is not necessary to live within our income until after they retire.

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:


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    cheche says:

    Repudiate the Lisbon Treaty.

    Brown signed with group pf nations and not a fiscal block

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    CutsMeister says:

    This is long overdue. I’m not surprised, but this could kick things into overdrive if true. Whoever’s pulling the strings here, they’re playing a dangerous game. I hope and pray our banks are properly recapitalised.

    It’s so funny how little Merkozy gets the markets. The Germans have got their heads in the sand and the ‘markets’ (as the BBC likes to say) are coming to get them. It’s like a slow-motion car crash.

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    Dave Figgley says:

    Ha ha, mate. I’m flattered that you borrowed yet another of my names, son. Your brain is so small that you can’t think of something original? Fair dos. You’re not clever but you are rather boring, geezer.

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    Billy Bragg says:

    NHS? JSA? Don’t care about the vulnerable, will you?

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    Yeah but in reality says:

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    Yeah but in reality says:

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    jgm2 says:

    The Kulaks won’t like it.

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    Billy Gibbons says:

    Olympic Ceremonies?

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    Dave Figgley says:

    Ha ha, son. I find Old Holborn highly unamusing and so do 99.7% of votards in Cambridge, mate.

    Laters blah etc etc

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    :) says:

    It doesn’t matter what name I use, my advice always turns correct.

    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:
    July 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    I’ve come to offer you all another one of my sagely bets to make you lots of money.

    Try and find somewhere that will give you good odds still and put as much money as you can find on America getting downgraded while you still have the chance.

    I will be putting 10 grand up, Top Boy never issues a bet without putting his own money on the line first.

    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:
    July 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    They are going to lose their Triple A rating you heard it here first!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    BBC? That’s 3.6 billion we could free up at a stroke.

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    misterned says:

    I fully and wholly support Dr Ron Paul 100%

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Love the comment on the Boris article in the Telegraph, Ewa.

    Very naughty.

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    Copyright it next time © says:

    You snooze you lose :)

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Isnt “Hollywood” lefty land?

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    misterned says:


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    The Paragnostic says:

    A lump of calcium carbide and a match tossed in flushes even the worst blockages ;-)

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    WVM says:

    Will this day finally be the beginning of the end?

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    Well, we cynics have been proven correct about Cameron refusing to give the UK public a referendum on any EU treaty change. His Downing Street spokesman has confirmed the no referendum decision.

    Cameron has proved to be as big a serial liar as Blair was (is). More votes going to UKIP as a result. Is there any Tory Eurosceptic backbencher who has the backbone to trigger a leadership challenge? I’m not holding my breath, but any of them with small majorities in marginal seats may wish to ponder how many of their decreasing voter base will switch to UKIP at the next election.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Oy vey! It’s not just the Muzzies that like them young!

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    nellnewman says:

    Do you know what I think Cat?

    I think Bill won that prize and they were gonna give him a bottle of Jura. Then they got colds and decided to drink it for themselves!

    Tell you what Bill if you don’t get it I’ll send you a little bottle of Jura for Xmas!!

    Because you’re worth it!!

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    WVM says:

    *Doffs cap at Piss Soaked Tramp*
    Indeed, looking back America’s triple A rating was lost on the 5th of August 2011.

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    Anonymous says:

    Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy agreed the EU needed a new treaty to bring in changes which they insist will prevent a repeat of the current debt crisis.

    The French and German leaders unveiled tough new plans – with sanctions to penalise countries that overspend – that they said would ensure the survival of the single currency.

    They will present their outline, which will involve bringing all changes into a new single treaty, to European leaders at a summit on Thursday.

    Yet while, some British eurosceptics see the drafting of a new document as a chance for Britain to have a referendum, that was today ruled out by a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron.

    Read more:

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    OED says:

    Votard: A person that aimlessly places a cross whilst dreaming of better things.

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    nellnewman says:

    Well he’ll never make it into the labour party!

    And the coalition’s a bit of a dodgy proposition with those ideas as well at the moment!

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    jeri boam says:

    Watched a youtube on Farage after reading the gridiron with that ugly woman trying to play devils advocate, If we ever get chance to vote then I now know who Iam voting for and it won’t be for Cameroon.

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    nellnewman says:

    ‘More votes going to UKIP’ ??!!

    Well you know and I know it won’t be enough to get UKIP into power and that is the problem. Although I wish there was a chance.

    The longer cameron is in power the more like john major he is becoming – a grey, spineless man who does not have the best interests of the British electorate at heart.

    The tories needs to get rid of him before 2015 and install a leader that can reclaim the rights of the individual over the state and the rights of Britain over the EU.

    I suspect the French will do it next year and the germans the year after that – so the tories have plenty of time to think about it!

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    a non says:

    Isn’t Guido pencilled in for participation with his Lordship this week Billy? Thought Wednesday was still open and Thursdays witnesses were yet to be announced.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    misterned says:

    You know how people would love for politicians to be honest and keep their promises and work tirelessly for the people who elected them and not the vested interests?

    Well Dr Ron Paul is almost unique in that he is that sort of politician and has several decades long, consistent record of doing exactly that.

    In addition he is the ONLY candidate in the Presidential election race who understands what is wrong with America’s economy and knows how to fix it.

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    JH says:

    Serious question – what software would an ad of that quality be put together in?

    Not Flash, surely.

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    Gets my vote anyday.

    Just shows you what spineless weak pussies we have for politicans here.

    Call me dave is the school geek compared to Ron

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    You have divined my thoughts entirely, nell.

    If I do see you over Christmas, and it is looking less likely now, I will go halves with you if you like.

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    not a machine says:

    mmm seems as though cutting debt is the new black , whole departments ? ah but would ron paul choose .

    Somthing about the Merkel Sarkozy breifing wasnt quite right , for some reason I thought it was the kind of speech the ruin could give , hectic , full of gonna does and some sort of unquestionable imperative . The luxury seemed to have gone out of them , the crisis seemed very much to be in there hands .
    It was classic ruin , “we are going to impose penalties” “we need a new treaty” , but then there were slight hints that we had moved beyond requests easily fullfilled and onto the demands , voting measures to stop it being torpedoed , countries must accept more german control if they want us to cover the debts . It flickered between paradise and unthinkable .

    Perhaps no one reads there children Hanzel and Grettle and the superstitions of fairy tales , some think of as clutter of the mind , now that reason has become mathematics . Today wasnt quite perhaps a trail of crumbs leading children lost in a dangerous wood to a magical house of sugary things , but there was somthing of the casino about it , both looked a little frought at the all in nature of what they were proposing , rather like unveiling a personal piece of art , to people who dont really enjoy modern art.
    There wasnt any joy with the avant guard though , was there in part because german and french tax payers would be footing any miscalculation for a long time , I wasnt even convinced if they knew if it work , and it lacked the detail what some hacks thought of more of the backroom , when considering what they were talking about I would have thought a detailed plan was needed . It lacked the freedom of Rolf Harris , “can you see what it is yet” as within the austerity there were faint hints of how future trade must work . “we must get competative work practices ” , and I got the idea that socialism perks were going to be reformed big time , but again they have a job on not to make it look too scary even if looking like the return of the gods of greece fables and the rest of us puny humans facing trials and delimmas of capricous games of the gods .
    There was perhaps a little surprise (in the inherant unpredictability of debts ) that ireland had a 16bn eu shortfall and was putting VAT up to 23%, which may suggest the lever of choice post big bazooka .

    There was also no admission that somehow the EU had seriously failed to look after things , as though the debt had materialised without them inducing austerity much much earlier , or recapitalisation , which again reminded me how detached from perhaps reality it seems to behave , but that may be what you would expect , when commisoners dont have voters to worry about ,let alone being able to keep dissenters at distance or make them ineffectual , they soak up the Hannans and Farrages like armour plate because it is run that way , representation of course that is european , but acting on it, is somthing for the special ones to deal in , it is impermable to all but those who spend in its enlargement .

    The only way it could be spun was that the club, after may be 10yrs would be much better , which perhaps is why we were left to fill in what actions were in mind . Yet it is the actions that would determine if it was journey to somewhere you did not wish to go .

    Easing the pain is fairly natural response for civilised humans , perhaps eutopians and europeans are interchangeable in speaking in this way . The possibility of unrest due to rectifying the debts is a natural concern , but then you have to ask what sort of cycle will the debt repayment will create , will eurozone citizens be having there expectations altered to subsistence , will unions wreck the fine controls triggering punative actions or even a more militant state . two teir europe or tear gas europe .

    That is the trouble i have with todays , fiscal demand , who knows what compliance will manefest itself as , what if default occures , what is the ultimate penalty ?

    compliance and cooperation are what the EU wants , it doesnt like considering its mistakes .

    Debts left for others always do infere change in future perceptions , it is perhaps worth considering if other options , reversion back to currencies hold a much better future in political compliance , it may just save the spirit of sovereign cooperation before it transforms into demands of the myhtical gods .

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    Semtex. You never have to do the job again.

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    Fabians are Evil says:

    Can’t we get someone to blend a bit of Ron Paul, Regan and Thatcher’s DNA to make a ‘super-man’ Politician? – Oh and a wee bit of Pinochet to really spook the Marxists and of course Pollytwaddle

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    annette curton says:

    Your point being?.

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    Uncle Joe says:

    deport them to Siberia, or worse still Scotland

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    ‘John Terry has been requestioned by Police over Racism claims’

    “How much apologising do I need to do. I invited Anton around for a drink
    and gave him PG tips. They fucking love that”, he exclaimed.

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    At least Ron is honest says:

    Ha ha – Ron Paul, the ‘libertarian’ who sits in the House of Representatives and runs for the office of President. The ‘libertarian’ whose heroes (Rothbard, Rand, von Mises etc) would turn their society into a mafia state. People complain about the EU; life in such a society would be worse than Stalin’s Russia.

    I wish the Tories would come out with more of this stuff though. It’s a far more honest conception of capitalism than Labour’s, Clegg’s, or Cameron’s.

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    not a machine says:

    I wouldnt call him spineless at all , but he certainly plays some unusual tunes .To put it mildly the euro crisis is not as black and white as I would wish , for Tonys globalisation has a nasty sting , in that if you own the bonds of the largesse of other countries , you die a little also .
    Getting it wrong is not somthing suggested when going into bailouts , but then again he wont be picking up the tab and to be honest , he must realise that if the solutions being proposed across the channel are half cocked , to not go along with it , is his gamble . he talks a lot about outcomes , that is what we hope he has considered .
    This is no time for a novice , or one that thinks niavety will allow him to scrape through, nor those cooing the spin in the sidelines from other parties under the spell . As he chooses , so must we all.

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    annette curton says:

    Who’s buying?.

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    not a machine says:

    perhaps its more honest just to drink alone rather than put an advert out for help.

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    annette curton says:

    It’s the only sure way to kill a vampire fish.

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    not a machine says:

    A person that actually believes what Labour say !

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    nellnewman says:

    One of these days Cat – we mad folks on here will all meet up in London.

    I’m just worried people will think me old , as in, not being young!

    As for Bill he’ll got his tot or two of Jura!

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    Ed Miliband's Well-Hidden Sense of Humour says:

    Not to play with fire, maybe?

    I’m sorry, Ed old man, you DO look like Meat Loaf.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Well it was RT by Freddie Flintoff…….

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    nellnewman says:

    Well as someone from Greece on twitter said about cameron and referendums the other day – ‘if he tries to hold a referendum the eu will have him out’

    The Irish Government are in the same rock and a hard place. Merkel and Sarkozy will do them in if they try to hold a referendum! Democracy is dead!

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    Mr Urban Terrorist says:

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I was clearing out my tool shed when I found a large spade and two dirty hoes.

    I told them to take their business somewhere else.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    annette curton says:

    “Want to drain the swamp ?” is kinda catchy though.

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    You make me uncomfortable when you refer to yourself as old.

    Because you are not intimidated by anything here when it can be quite savage. Old (or young) is how you feel.

    I have got this funny feeling that I am probably very slightly older than you. Yet I think I am still young. I still feel and act as I did when I was in my early 20s.

    Some people may disapprove of that. Their problem not mine.

    So I want you to start telling yourself that you are young again.

    And believe it !!!!

    Will you do that for me?

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Time for a budding Chinese entrepeneur to start exporting sweet and sour pandas, panda curry and panda steaks.

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    The Observer says:

    Its only one trillion in 15 trillion officially but only one trillion in 22 trillion unofficially.

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    Some Geezer wot follows the Forex says:

    And the way things are going to go, one of these days a trillion quid will be equal to a trillion bucks.

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    The Observer says:

    But it is still not clear to me why he is not taken as seriously in the USA as he should be. Yes his age is against him, but that is the only thing.
    Very strange – must do some more research.

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    annette curton says:

    Not as if you can just sneak off and score with a bit on the side is it?, then again it is Scotland, any time after 10 0′ clock and nobody will notice.

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    Remember Milliband is inglish as is Laurie Penny , Ed Balls and Bevanite Ellie says:

    Thats right Fraser Nelson, Douglas Murray, Nial Ferguson some of the most prominent Right wing thinkers and guess what else they all have in common……..go on take a guess ?

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    nellnewman says:

    Cat that’s so funny and so true.

    We don’t age in our heads. My Mum (God Bless) is in her nineties and she talks about her friends , who are as old and older than she is as ‘poor old dears’! She still sees herself as younger than them! Long may it last !!

    Mind I’m still doing treadmills, 3mile hikes and diets to try and keep fit . How sad is that?!!

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    Jimmy says:

    Brain damage?

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    The Observer says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if UKIP could be in the same seat as the Limp Dims as kingmakers?

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    I would hope that, even in Scotland, arrests would occur in the event of a human attempting to couple with a panda in a zoo (or even out of a zoo.)

    Don’t they have any standards up there?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    If true? what then?

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    nellnewman says:

    Ah Alas the truth is out,

    There’s good and bad in the human race . Doesn’t matter the colour, religion or culture. They all have good and bad!!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Tomorrow’s Independent front page is a DISASTER for Cameron if true. (via @suttonnick)

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    nellnewman says:

    Yes. And maybe one day but it won’t be yet!

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    Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Whig says:

    The vulnerable are kept in their place by left wing phonies like you. God forbid they escape from the gutter – who would you feel superior to then?

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    The Observer says:

    Piers Morgan still cannot get his feet or heart out of the gutter.
    As the saying goes he has as much class as a rat up a drainpipe.
    At least he does not keep interrupting like the BBC who believe they know everything.

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    nellnewman says:

    And the thing is when it comes to Kingmakers , the one who would be King has to judge how much power that kingmaker really has.

    Edward IV/ and his brother the eventual RichardIII understood exactly Warwick’s power and played it to a T.

    Cameron overestimated cleggies kingmaking properties and gave him too much power as a consequence. Bad political decision that will impact on his leadership of the tories by 2015!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    He doesn’t get the media coverage that candidates for the two big parties do, because he’s not willing to engage on a level that would satisfy the fifteen second soundbite sellers.

    Very similar to how the press / TV over here treat Hannan / Carswell / Farage, in fact – they struggle to gain coverage because they don’t fit into any of the convenient boxes that lazy and often partisan journalists prefer to use rather than engaging their brains and listening.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    There are now more pandas in Scotland than Tory MP’s.

  132. 132
    nellnewman says:

    Well Bill big question is did those same top lobbyists influennce bliar and brown? Bet they did!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Probarly, But DC boasting about it? Bad bowling, food for the BBC and co.

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    Making progress here. (You know what I am like when I get started.)

    I want to tell you about a friend my family had. She lived in Cannes. Her name was Nan Young, Lady Young. She lived to be 102 years old and passed away about five years ago.

    In the war, she was a prisoner of the Japanese. Who knows what she endured?

    I only knew her in her last three decades. She used to serve meals to what she called the “elderly” at Holy Trinity, Cannes. The elderly were from 65 years upwards. She continued to do this until the age of 97!

    The human spirit at its best IMHO! And you probably know that I am not religious.

    May your mum continue to think like this.

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    Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Whig says:

  136. 136

    I give you Blaster Bates (remember him?):

  137. 137
    nellnewman says:

    Not just her Cat. I want to keep thinking like that too!!

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    nellnewman says:

    Oh Yes Please!! Serve them right!!!

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Have you seen what they do to those poor, wee, furry sporrans? In public? Just to keep their knobs warm?

    Bloody disgrace.

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    nellnewman says:

    ‘Look like meatloaf’??!!

    Well you sure as hell don’t sound like them. They were Amazing!!

    Don’t denigrate them by comparing them to the failure bullyballs!!

    Sugar!!! What Next!!??!!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Your welcome :)

  142. 142
    South of the M4 says:

    There are more pandas in Scotland than brain cells in Ed Milliband

  143. 143
    Ollie Reed says:

    LOL “before the Liberals thought of it”

  144. 144
    The Paragnostic says:

    Remember him? Went to see him live once (as a youngster) – back in Ashton-under-Lyne. Great show – pity he’s not around any more.

    Chap I used to work for had been a demolition expert in the Army, and had “liberated” quite a lot of stuff before he left – I once saw him drop a tree using det cord. Much better than a chainsaw any day.

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    Ed Miliband says:


    Meat Loaf= “Two Outta Three…”
    Balls= Nil outta three.

    Sorry I got your knickers in a knot, Nell! (Alliteration)

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Anonymous says:

    Sarkozy and Merkel confirm EU WILL need a new treaty but Cameron says Britain STILL won’t get a referendum

    Read more:

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    If you look further down the Irish might have a referedum, this will change the game.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    You know what happened to Hari Billy!

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    This is mad Britain says:

    So………………….according to the latest Merkozy plan, a euro country breaks their yet to be made up fiscal rules and is in meg debt (more meg debt) so they then FINE that country tens of millions of Euros.

    What am I not understanding, if I owe tens of thousands £s then I am fined more tens of thousands £s am I out of debt, am I in more debt?

    Just another load of shite eh!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Anon, you should have linked to this (current news) :

  152. 152
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Shame it was a fake Billy eh?

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    There are much better ways of keeping one’s knob warm…

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    apologies to RLStevenson says:

    Three spirit bottles under their belt,- meant for those offerins both good an mispelt
    Three for the comments of goede men, -that had impressed them, now and again
    But all have now gone, most are now dry,-broken promises that make us all cry.
    The Glenfiddich is empty, single barley malt!,-Guido blames Leveson, he says it’s his fault
    The Jura goes too, today we are told, -diluted with lemsip? to cure a sick Cole, D-
    -ont doubt the Vodka has disappiered too, -disinfecting the kidneys, pissed down the loo
    But our Cat and our Nell try to plan compromise, -a bottle of anything to stem Billy’s cries
    The day might be saved to save Guido’s face, but then why make those promises in the first place?.

    Friends Amend All

  155. 155
    Mike Hancock says:

    One of my good Russian friends (no, not one of THOSE “friends” — it’s a “he”) who shall remain nameless assures me that with John Terry, the lift doesn’t go to the penthouse, as it were. Villas Boaz.

  156. 156
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    Public spending is extremely important for me, my lifestyle and my sex life. It should, under no cicumstances be cut. I like my brand new Beckham Range Rover. I don’t want to go back to driving a second hand Ford, the young girls don’t like it. Boaz.

  157. 157
    Alyingstare Campbell says:

    Oh, the putrid Press ! Does Murdoch own the Independent ??

  158. 158
    HandyPara says:

    Newsnight “research” item making excuses for the summer riots. Fucking lefty beeboids distorting the facts to suit their own agenda. Common theme being that it wasn’t criminality but revenge on the police for not respecting them! FFS!

  159. 159
    The Liebour Party says:

    We’re not waving but drowning…..

  160. 160
    Joss Taskin says:

    What came first ? Lawlessness or loss of respect ?

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    domino316 says:

    Ha Ha S & P just threw a hand grenade into the lap of MerkOzy et al…would expecting the idiots who caused it to fix it (including Gormless and Blinky) be akin to expecting the doctor who amputated your healthy leg to carve you a realistic prosthetic replacement?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  163. 163

    From Grateful Dead – Estimated Prophet
    Some good live versions about but only on two vids so here is the studio verson:

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    Petrioniste says:

    There are 15000+ names calling for another debate on a referendum.

  166. 166
    .......Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz says:

    Stick to pretending to be a female with loads of lover boy fans on this blog you fat scottish twat.

  167. 167
    Democracy Now says:

    But not necessarily a disaster for the country. We need to clean up government if government won’t come clean.

  168. 168
    Dimwitwatch says:

    Yeah, cheerio, hun.

    Fuck off.

  169. 169
    George Michael says:

    Sounds ideal.

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    feef says:

    I liked the bit from the disrespected black yoof who had to come back from holiday 9 days early, wif his mates, to fight the police because the Government was reducing the benefits they got.
    Name and shame the Hunt.

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    George Michael says:



    GM x

  172. 172
    George Michael says:


    Like your ring dear

  173. 173
    To be fair... says:

    praps but she gives me a fucking great horn and you dont

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    jeri boam says:

    I hope Cameroon still has his bags packed from his house that was paid for by the taxpayer to number 10 Downing st that is also paid for by the taxpayer, because I don’t believe he will still be needed by the end of the week.

  175. 175
    Jacqui Hancock says:

    Any more of this and I will need another new car and at least a dozen makeovers.

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    not a machine says:

    Ed balls seems to have discovered lemony freshness “lets be honest labour would have to make cuts too” mmm I might counter yes but what about those oh so difficult to remove debt stains , the one where years of personal pleasure and hiding them from the public accounts , led to that ermm little embarrasing election loss .I think you could probebly throw ed and co into a vat of cillit shift it and that lingering smell of shite would still be there .

    In an astonishing NN survey of rioters , it found that 1/3 had no previous conviction mmmm , there were some comments in the package that if true tell me a great deal about what labours approach to respect was and is …… “Is it cos I cant stop being a child needing nanny state and I is gonna do what i like , be nutter teenager an all that for ever, face bovvered wheres my EDA grant you non socialist governemnt “, perhaps da street talk aint really explainin tings like it used to bro

    RBS story was excellent , worth watching perhaps missed quite a bit of cocktail circuit out keep forgetting how many bankers were labour ministers was it 9, and that knighthood but placed words , events and numbers quite well , as well as perhaps offering a lesson on being so clever that you make broke all the little people you in fact conned .

    Strange times for Russia , bit sad really being as they just refurbished the bolshoi , and it had gained some tourist points , perhaps next time round they will crack on with good education , small business , better home life and asking the oligarchs to retire from racketeering and try some more honest politics to serve its people . That said Mr Putin did at least put russia on a better dialogue than decades of his predescessors and better to travel and see the country than have to watch “duck and cover” films .hope they get round the change required that is being hinted at in the election.

    Rowan Williams blames the government , I blame the previous one although I suspect it may be somthing to do with ecnomic theory becomming wonk as well , dont know why he cannot see beyond the shop front or see who , why and how the injustice occured , i mean how can you do more for the poor when all you have is a fist full of debt ?? Where is his morality of work , as fundamental speech ? rather than redistribution ? Still at least he has taken a stance on church being for marriage (as in millenia tradition definition of marriage), although given the number of couples now not in marriage , you might think he took his eye off the ball on that one as well as public accounts during labour .

    mmm looks like being a busy and interesting week , bit of argy bargey to boot
    £10 to the film crew that can muster and save , a dasterdly toxic trump and realease it when talking in close proximity to ed , i luv seeing his eyes water when making a serious statement , whats that economy on PMQs how about “leftwing useless and weak ” mmm no had that one last week “socialist , diminished and lost”

    Dear jim please could you fix it for me to be the third person on the sofa when Peirce and Mcguire are on with Anna , to add that professional polish , yours Sir Les Patterson , Austrailian cultural attache

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    not a machine says:

    i must admit Billy , cant say as I am too impressed , although seems to explain a lot of things about where some ideas have come from .No wonder party isnt talked to anymore , heir to Blair , wont flush away quite so easy on this one .

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    not a machine says:

    As was modded earlier , surprised that after all this time there isnt , a fairly detailed plan to be presented ……… I mean how can you tell if it is viable theres no meat , should have been on with it ages ago .

    Ahh those france 24 ladies , is about all I like about europe , oh that and the food and wine , never realyy taken to sovereign debts

  179. 179
    not a machine says:

    so its not Obiwan Kenobi (from SW 1,2 and 3) ….mmm thats a bitter blow

  180. 180
    Anonymous says:

    T and C*

    Tories and Conservatives referendum promise *(Not applicable in the UK)

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    The Paragnostic says:

    He did get Clarksoned – Jezza punched Piers a few years back.

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    I'm Heading etc says:

    Of course he did, but that incident, for most people, just reeked of what I was speaking about, i.e. media personalities and boys behaving badly, as though that’s all everybody cares about (sadly, that IS all some, perhaps too many, care about). If they’d tangled near the edge of a cliff and got each other in a death grip, pulling each other over, I might be arsed to give a good damn. No, I was referring to the neologism du jour of “to Clarkson,” i.e. to take someone one out and shoot them in front of their family– which might not be all that bad in Jezza’s case either, come to that.

  183. 183
    Lou Scannon says:

    Who’s Ron Paul ? Is he the new pope ?

  184. 184
    Lou Scannon says:

    3rd attempt :
    Whö’s Rön Päul ? Is he the new pöpë ?

  185. 185
    Lou Scannon says:

    What’s Mandy up to these days ?

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    albacore says:

    So why is Cast Iron so frit of a vote?
    Is it that the EU is no good for nowt
    And no amount of spam and spinning
    Would see the Europhile gang winning?
    The Human Rights Act, now there’s a joke
    It’s for foreigners, not English folk

  187. 187
    A bear says:

    Dear Mr. Axe The Telly Tax,

    We did not ask to be sent to jockland – we were sent.

    Yours truely,

    Panda (Mr.)

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    Headmistress on duty today says:

    Cheche, the correct word is either ‘renounce’ or ‘denounce’, not repudiate.

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    Really? says:

    Nah, it’ll be the Yuan, gold, or barter for us both. I’d add something about ‘racing to the bottom’ but you know how that sort of thing gets misunderstood here..

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    fucky nell says:

    It’s already happened. Iron Man Dave Cameron – Defender of the Faith

  191. 191
    D L George says:

    Most NLE’s although you’d have to with one that can handle 3D text and lighting.

    Pretty much any compositing package could also be used (Adobe After Effects, Fusion etc) but they’re more pricey.

    If you really wanted to push the boat out you could do it all in a full 3D package with compositing but that would be overkill for that vid.

  192. 192
    Spartacus says:

    today Europe;
    tomorrow the World

  193. 193
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    These economic terrorists are ruining the Global economy Capitalism is under threat. USA Fed has fiscal gap of $211 Trillion, not the micky mouse 15 trillion we keep hearing about. See what monetary Union has done in the USA coming too the European union.
    WAR MONGER STATE Broken by its own profligate political class coming to europe soon.

  194. 194
    Spartacus says:

    ”deport them to Siberia, or worse still Scotland”

    that’s a bit harsh, true but harsh

  195. 195
    Lou Scannon says:

    BURN the Lisbon Treaty.

  196. 196
    misterned says:

    The rules governing joining the single currency SHOULD have prevented the current sovereign debt crisis too.

  197. 197
    Spartacus says:

    do you mean it is running out of steam

  198. 198
    Spartacus says:

    building here just got hit by a flock of pigs

  199. 199
    Lou Scannon says:

    ‘Scientific research’ is still used to justify the slaughter of whales (as far as I know).
    So when is ‘101 ikezukuri whale recipes’ finally going to be published ?

  200. 200
    Spartacus says:

    i remember the days when you could call a spade a spade

  201. 201
    Spartacus says:

    wait till the boundary changes

  202. 202
    sealordlawrence says:

    David Cameron has made it clear, he does not care for democracy and does not believe that the British people have the right to choose their own destiny. Ian Duncan Smith said what every honest man is saying. Cameron however, the spineless socialist traitor, has decided to sacrifice British freedom at the alter of EUSSR oppression.

    Vote UKIP.

  203. 203
    Spartacus says:

    too long; rambling; and pencil sucking
    3 out of ten.

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    sealordlawrence says:

    Tories are the new EU puppet socialists.
    New Labour was more conservative than the current Tory party.


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    Mr. Putin's Stolen Cat says:

    Es lebe Standard & Poor’s!

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    Jibbo says:

    +2 !!!

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    Jibbo says:

    +1 !!!

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    Really? says:

    Archer’s using a broad brush. For every Adam Smith, there are thousands chronically dependent upon the state. It could be that Salmond and his ‘rise up and be a nation once again’-style rhetoric could wean them off it.

    Projects like Holyrood – very pretty but hopelessly over budget – and the Edinburgh tram – an unfinished vanity project to do the job a one-mile spur into the airport would have done better – hardly inspire confidence that he can succeed.

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    But Cameron and Osbourne enable the Euro Juggernaut to thunder on. And we will have to pay even more for it now.

    Cameron is indeed a traitor, far worse than Blair ever was. At least Blair never campaigned as a Eurosceptic. Cameron is an outright traitor. But the so called Tory Eurosceptics are a complete waste of time. They won’t do any thing, they don’t want to lose their seats!! Dan Hanaan and all of them, just a load of hot air.

    Cameron’s conservatives( the rich, powerful Euro elite), Hesletine,Howe,Clarke will never win an outright election.

    They didn’t in 2010 because Cameron made the mistake of going on the telly to debate, he didn’t need to, a bad error of judgement.

    And he won’t win in 2015 either.

    In any case, any one voting for the LibLabCons in 2015 is voting for a United States of Europe, their recent 3 line Commons Whip proves it.

    I am a real conservative,not blue labour, so I will vote UKIP for the first time ever, as I know so many others will do.

    Enjoy your one term while you can. I know too, how much the current lot of politicians of all parties are waiting for the old war generation to pop their clogs so they can get the young ones to vote for a USE, but they won’t tell you that!

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    Nemo says:

    Well Billy, Lord Bell should be bought before a HoC select committee of he will come out attacking the jurnos like towards the end of the article. Cammers will not have been the only one that would have been sidelled up to by Bell Pottinger, I bet the other mob would have been equally targeted judging by the carryings on by the B’Liar-Broon fiasco. Government and how they manage themselves wants a good shake-out, but do I think we will get one, definitely NO

  212. 212
    Really? says:

    The left is never at a loss for ‘victims’ to smother in its ‘solidarity’. When their monopoly is threatened, they catcall that we’re engaging in ‘repressive tolerance’.

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    John Bercow says:

    I’m on the edge of my seat.

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    Thanks. Think I know who you are. Someone who can deliver that mental firepower at any time – narrows it down a bit.

    Perhaps power always corrupts? The console has become hoarse rather than the horse a consul.

  215. 215
    Nemo says:

    Dave is astride his charger chain mail on, full suit of armour on glinting the the sun, ready for the joust, his lance and shield ready for action, his broadsword already honed to razor sharpness at his side, his hose 19 hands high whata figure of a man, can you not just visulise it.

  216. 216
    Nemo says:

    Oi you two, is this a mutual appreciation society or something

  217. 217
    Nemo says:

    I bet that there is loads of room in that Land Rover you could have a whole netball team in with you instead of the one

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    Taxfodder says:

    Good post worth a read.

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    tube_thumper says:

    why do MP’s and ministers keep poking their greedy noses into how much private and public companies are paying their people in salaries and bonuses. Its fuck all to do with them and entirely in the hands of the shareholders.

    Fuck off Clegg, Cable , Miliband and Balls-up

  220. 220
    tube_thumper says:

    its amazing isnt it.

    I write a post that mentions immigration with no bad language or racist overtones (i dont think) But it is awaiting moderation

    Order order is also cowed by the issue of “race” dare not mention it eh. Thats why we are in this fucking state you twats have some bollocks

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    The Golem says:

    I’d certainly vote for Dr Paul. He would definitely be keeping his enemies closer
    in Washington DC.

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    Really? says:

    You have do admit that EVERY party using a three-line whip on the referendum vote is, well, classier than sending police vans mounted with loudspeakers out into the streets to intone that RESISTANCE IS USELESS.

  223. 223
    Anonymous says:

    It’s the prortions that count.

  224. 224
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    For what sort of offence do you get transported to Jockland? Cruel and unusual punishment I would argue.

  225. 225
    Liberal fa;sc;'ist says:

    In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    That, Jim, is because the BBC has never had to live within its income. Remember the former Controller of BBC1, who said, when he saw the annual budget,’I’ll never be able to spend all that?’ Who on earth would admit that they get enough off the state teat, when they can get more if they shout loudly enough? I had to laugh when I saw Mark Thomson and his cohorts in the Select Committee, when they would not give a straight answer to the question of how much one of their senior employees earned in a year, trying desperately not to quote a figure, presumably out of embarrassment. So much for transparency and accountability. I’m sure they think we’re stupid.

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    The love who cannot spell his name says:


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    Raving Loon says:

    How would you know it would result in a Mafia state? Ron Paul’s ideas have very rarely been tried, yet Socialism has been tested to destruction.

  229. 229
    Boutros Boutros-Car Key says:

    Love that commercial!

    Department of Education? GONE!

    Genius stuff – thanks for posting it.

  230. 230
    Really? says:

    I’m sure they’re closer the truth with that, than their news reporting mostly is.

  231. 231
    Chink in the a(r)mour says:

    Kindly stop pandering to our baser instincts – and pass the soya sauce.

  232. 232
    Chink in the a(r)mour says:

    Yes, we bridge players are having to constantly look over our shoulders at who might be listening as we bid…

  233. 233
    Chink in the a(r)mour says:

    Yes, afraid it’s the usual Dalek rant. WTF can’t he post his thoughts in smaller chunks? We might then contribute to his musings,

  234. 234
    Anonymous says:

    Social services. ZAP !

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