December 6th, 2011

The Dark Arts

A good hit for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which they have handed to the Indy on a plate. While pretending to be representatives of the Uzbek government, they have stung lobbyists Bell Pottinger something rotten. The video is fairly cringe-worthy, not least because when the words weren’t put in their mouths, the promises seemed either implausible, or hardly worth the fees. They were clearly in full BS-mode, especially former Tory MP Tim Collins, who boasts that he was once Ed Llewellyn and Steve Hilton’s boss. Guido isn’t sure he’ll be getting calls from his one time minions any time soon though…

The BIJ got them:

“* Claiming they have used their access to Downing Street to get David Cameron to speak to the Chinese premier on behalf of one of their business clients within 24 hours of asking him to do so;

* Boasting about Bell Pottinger’s access to the Foreign Secretary William Hague, to Mr Cameron’s chief of staff Ed Llewellyn and to Mr Cameron’s old friend and closest No 10 adviser Steve Hilton;

* Suggesting that the company could manipulate Google results to “drown” out negative coverage of human rights violations and child labour;

* Revealing that Bell Pottinger has a team which “sorts” negative Wikipedia coverage of clients;”

“Sorting” Wikipedia? Guido hadn’t realised they had hired Johann Hari…


153 Comments

  1. 1
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Yes but with all the big issues of the day, people have no real concern, just a passing interst.

    • 12
      Anonymous says:

      When Cameron leaves office he needs to make money. Like Blair he also needs to make millions for serving the public, a bit here a bit there all helps.

      • 50
        Sssh! Sir Fred Goodwin is a 'chosen one' and Kosherpedia erased it, post RBS' bust says:

        Let’s all pretend the chosen ones’ lobby/treasonous/fifth columnist organisations AIPAC, CFI, LFI etc. don’t exist and the UK and US are not co-opted into wars on Izzy’s behalf.

        • 77
          Will no one think of the house prices! says:

          +++ Bedwetter Alert! +++

          UK house prices down -2.1% seasonally unadjusted in November.

        • 84
          Will no one think of the bust Frog/Eyetie/Hindu car makers!? We must spend UK taxpayer money now! says:

          UK new car registrations down 4% in November. Private sales down 15%.

          Fleet buyers receive 40% discount typically meaning private sales/leasers make the bulk of car manufacturers’ profits, so the collapse of private sales – down about 40% compared to 2007 level – means huge losses for the likes of Renault, Fiat, PeugeotCitroen, Honda, Jaguar particularly. Meanwhile, the mighty VW and its fellow German makers march on.

        • 102
          David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Cameron was going to sort out lobbying, Clegg was going to clean up politics. The public rightly deserves the corrupt world of Westminster to be cleansed. Levison is going to achieve what exactly? Help corrupt politicians by curtailing the free press for the likes of the vile Campbell FFS.

    • 17
      Rage Against the Political Elite says:

      YEAH. Any one work out how much Finance and influence the intelligence agencies have over the PRESS. Why would News international be able to Track and Spy on Prince William. GCHQ, have the ability to track the hackers, We need answers about the Sacking of GREG DYKE for telling the truth about the IRAQ WAR dossier.
      What about the Phoney Drug WAR. Like the Phoney Prohibition of Drinking in the USA, putting Billions into the Political Elites Pockets. Cmon What is going on. Police officers infiltrating and organising attacks on Power Stations. Are the MET the Protesters smashing windows in LONDON? Did the MET have Firebugs in the crowd at the Tottenham riots. Is that the reason the COPS stood by and watched.
      The Truth is that we DONT KNOW, Due too the RULE OF LAW being trampled by the STATE APPARATUS.

      • 79
        Asian Grooming Gang says:

        The police, press and politicians would never ever collude with each other.

        • 90
          Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson says:

          And that’s what the Leveson Report will conclude. You can make book on that. (nod, wink)

      • 119
        ex-Tory says:

        Keep taking the pills. You must be a nightmare when you step outside (if you ever do)…..”they out to get me, see that old lady over there, she’s a CIA asassiin”.

        • 130
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          Yeah just keep reading the SUN. ha ha.

        • 131
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          Is that the Cocaine Import Agency. you refer to. or the Criminal intelligence Agency. I just was wondering??? he he he.

      • 142
        Sungei Patani says:

        When reading any comment by this contributor one should bear in mind that he is such a paranoid conspiracy theorist that he believes that the IRA are part of Military Intelligence.

        • 152
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          This is a blog for conspiracy theorists, No.1 Please do your own research dont take any notice of me. Question everything and dont be a thick C-nt like Sungei Patani who obviously believes everything printed by the SUN.

          I unlike most people dont like to be fed the usual Media Shit, stop being lazy and do the research. Enough evidence is in the public domain, or go out and talk to people.

        • 153
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          I forgot to ask. Why are you MONITORING what I am saying??? Ha Ha Ha.

    • 20
      Sophie says:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/8936750/Argentina-launches-naval-campaign-to-isolate-Falkland-Islands.html

      Cameron is more than willing to create new Is_lamic states with British blood & treasure, yet does nothing to protect British citizens on British sovereign territory.

      Cameron, you duplicitous Heathite traitor – if you lose the Falk_lands the Tory party will be finished.

      • 26
        Jabba the Cat says:

        Looks like it’s time to torpedo another Argentine naval vessel…

      • 30
        Storms gather in the South Atlantic says:

        Getting near to the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation next year and the fact that a senior royal will be stationed on the island all suggest to me the possibility to me of an Argentine “event” in the South Atlantic…we all remember the so called scrap metal merchants and their visit to Gritvyken and hoisting the Argentine flag which was a prelude to the war in 1982. Cameron needs to be under no illusions…if he loses the Falklands or there is an incursion on to the islands by the Argentine which we fail to repel he is finished as both Prime Minister,Leader of his party and MP ….he may think europe is the key to retaining his leadership but the Falklands is definitely the endgame for him if he loses them…..we have of course a slightly better military prtesence than 1982 but we don’t have the same fall back position and it’s unlikely the Americans will step in this time during an election year…so Cameron needs to ensure an adequate response…at the very least he needs a couple of naval vessels down there pronto(oops no sorry forgot we haven’t any spare !)

        • 53
          Jabba the Cat says:

          It is worth noting that the current Argentine military is a pale shadow of the era of the generals, and we do have a submarine on permanent patrol down there plus the fighter aircraft and troops stationed on the islands. However, it is reasonable to expect the Argentinians will require a sharp rap across the knuckles in the near future to persuade them back in their box.

          • Pte. Faye Turney says:

            I’ll protect the sheep shaggers! Where’s my iPod?

          • Dave says:

            That’s the ticket! Spirit of Drake and all that! Too bad we have ten times more Admirals on £250k p.a. plus benefits and gilt-edged pensions than boats, what?

          • Sophie says:

            They have Chavez in their camp now – check out their military reach.

            There is a cabal of SA & Caribean countries who are forming a new alliance to kick Britan out of our land there & share the mineral wealth.

            When will the PM actually say something about the escalating crisis there?

            Are British Fa_lkland dwelling citizens second class to Cameron?

          • kiss me hardy says:

            All the nice girls love a sailor

        • 56
          Autumnwatch on an earner says:

          Will no one think of the penguins?!

      • 109
        Rage Against the Political Elite says:

        Cameroon wont be able to Fight himself out of a Paper Bag. Skint and No Ark Royal, Do you really think they decommisioned it because they had too???
        NO. The Foreign forces operating within Whitehall decommisioned it, maybe someone has done this as a deliberate ploy and back door deal so that we dont have to protect the Falklands any more, especially after coming up empty on the first rounds of Oil and Gas Exploration.. With Fraudsters running the country anything is possible. You would never Know Tony Bliar might have something to do with it.

      • 125
        ex-Tory says:

        The Spanish fishing fleet plundering the Falklands’ waters! What’s the point in protecting the Islands? Any minerals will be plundered by foreign companies and teh tax receipts then wasted abroad by the political elite.

    • 39
      Ah! Monika says:

      Talking about Big Issues. The seller arrives in our village in 3 year old car. She begs about £200 quid a day. Tax free!

      She has been “roofless” ( sic ) for years it seems.

      Good idea to get the unemployed off the streets by putting them on the streets.

  2. 2
    Sir Ian Paisley says:

    What and I thought ‘they work for us’ that’s the lie on all these MPs websites.

  3. 3
    Smuggie says:

    Indeed they caught on fast to that one.

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    Aren’t they just boasts?

    Yah we manipulated the PM to intervene in Libya. Yah we tottally influence everything

    • 10
      Nemo says:

      Yah B’Liar manipulated 45 mins weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

    • 51
      Henry says:

      Yes it can’t be a huge surprise that PR blokes in the city boast about connections can it?

      They probably boast in their sleep, yeah I know everybody, blah blah

      Cameron used to work in PR so he probably does have vague, dodgy, but gossamer-thin connections to their sort.

      All the left have to do is find a PR person near him who boasts about connections and they’ve got another way of painting the tories as sleazy

      • 134
        gossamer-thick says:

        “Cameron used to work in PR so he probably does have vague, dodgy, but gossamer-thin connections to their sort.”

        Including his next door neighbour, who sold him the land

        • 138
          BBC Auditor. says:

          Ha Ha – we set this up to cover up any future Labour corruption scandal such as the one Guido Fawkes exposed with Andy Denham and Lee Communications.
          As the world notes we broadcast this to the plebs this morning on the news, and will continue to broadcast this ad nauseum to drown out the Denham and any other Labour or Union fiasco.

  5. 5
    Nemo says:

    Contratulations to “manwith a view” and picked up by Billy B from the Independent

    • 49
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      it was someone before “manwith a view”, but alas the first one fell foul of the mod and then manwithaview posted it and his tweet did not fall foul of the mod (thinks the mod caught Guidos and Neos cold)

  6. 6
    Jock Strapped says:

    There is nothing sinister about Search engine optimisation (SEO)

    • 25
      Henry says:

      Yep the boasts made about Search Engine Optimisation are not quite as newsworthy as all that.

      I’d be willing to bet that all PR companies do the same (a lot of web developers do it too – to get a site higher up in Google rankings – SEO is always on the front of webdev magazines, so it’s a real grey area). I hope this comes out in the press coverage

  7. 7
    Henry says:

    Aside from all the boasts about connetions, I bet that fellow wishes he hadn’t used the words “dark” and “arts” together like that…

  8. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Dave is a Labour mole fact!

    his sole mission is make sure the tories are extinct and ED MIliband is the next PM.

    clarkson him!

  9. 9
    Smuggie says:

    ”Suggesting that the company could manipulate Google results to “drown” out negative coverage of human rights violations and child labour;”

    I like how they naively but sincerely believe that no one else knows how to Google Bomb.

  10. 13
    The Office of Guido Fawkes says:

    Message for Billy Bowden ref last Friday’s Caption Competition

    “Thank you for entering our competition.

    The winners will be notified shortly.”

  11. 14
    EdButLookBalls says:

    What’s this about Yvette Bollox complaining and instigating a ‘free’ Police Inquiry! Liebour had 13 years to do it but somehow it wasn’t deemed important enough when in power as they were busy organising the public’s lives!! Twats!

    • 41
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Ah, but they haven’t got anything better to do now, have they.

    • 108
      Greychatter says:

      If the left and Liabour have anything to do with it – look for the ulterior motive.

      If the Government is looking at Tax Payer Funded pilgrims, and the Unions lose this “income stream” – this Inquiry will be more to do with placating the Union Bosses who run Liabour’s cash cow.

      • 140
        Pundit Too says:

        This morning it came out that the Chairman, a Labour placemen, had done some two years working with the NOTW after he resigned his Met job. He stated he broke his contract with the NOTW when he discovered the phone hacking.
        This is a totally flawed and biased review and who the hell is paying for it? The unions?
        BBC on the totally biased radio 4 World at One with the odious Caroline Quinn is at this moment broadcasting parts of the Bell Pottinger set up and shreiking hell to cover up known Labour corruption.
        Time for Cameron to hit Labour and the BBC with its total bias.

  12. 16
    Anonymous says:

    BUT WE DO KNOW HE IS NOT THE LEAST A TRAITOR

    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!

    • 45
      Sophie says:

      Cameron could not win an outright GE win against Brown – how on earth does he imagine he will get the Tory vote out after his complete failure in office?

      Cameron is finished – I just hope he does not enslave us to EU_SSR & bargain away the Fa_lklands before he joins Blair on the money go round.

    • 137
      Dave - silly as a bag of bollocks - Cameron says:

      calm down dear

  13. 18
    Steve says:

    Someone call for a taxi ?

  14. 19
  15. 23
    Hari Pooter says:

    The real shock is that there is some actual news in the Independent.

  16. 31
    nellnewman says:

    Well Guido you have been saying for a while that lobbying would be the next big scandal and here it is.

    Cameron had better be taking note and deciding to do something about it before it gets even more embarrassing. At the moment I don’t have much in his ‘decision taking’

  17. 32
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Right, another open goal for Ed tommorrow, bet he missis yet again.

    • 38
      nellnewman says:

      Cameron is very lucky to have this weak , very weak, opponent.

      • 46
        RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

        My Union bosses tell me I’m brilliant.

        I always get their questions asked.

        • 80
          Loungelizard. says:

          Ed will probably try and make something out of the Police. Guardian and LSE report, followed by Labours BBC hyped police review. Should get the Cooper thingy leaping about in her seat.

  18. 33
    Arch Stanton says:

    I fear you are correct annonymous they are brain washing the Kids RIGHT now in the Schools not just about the EU but also the myth about Climate Change

    Its only us oldies preventing complete integration with the EU and total Governance

    The loathsome Clegglet is already trying to poke his nose into Corporate affairs how long before we all work for the super state of Europe with the Germans telling us how much we can earn, what we can produce and who we sell it to

    Cameron sold out long ago and made Blairs manifesto look honest

  19. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Good to see Nick Herbert on Newsnight demonstrating that the liblabcons are still in total denial over what’s going to be done to them. Wankers.

  20. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Oh and Guido, what on earth did Neo do in Russia?

    news reports said 1000 protested against putin yesterday?

  21. 37
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Nice one Guido!

  22. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron will never make history, there will be no legacy, just like Blair.

    Thatcher the only prime minister to achieve a legacy; least of all for the working class and the poor,IF YOU WANTED TO WORK!

    She was the only PM ever, to make work pay.

    • 43
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      There will be a legacy.

      It’s called debt.

      • 47
        Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

        Can’t we rack up some more debt ??

        Gordon always said, ‘It’s the right thing to do’.

    • 65
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      There are several Blair legacies the most obvious being debt and Iraq. There are also subtler ones – the corruption of public life and politicisation of the Civil Service and the police.

  23. 52
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Wouldn’t be hard would it , he’s a thick twat !

  24. 54
    Gordon Brown says:

    I like my bell potty chair.

  25. 57
    tube_thumper says:

    they are modding another post. I am trying to spot what is causing offense

  26. 59
    tube_thumper says:

    Perhaps
    Another
    Kit kat
    Initiative

  27. 61
    tube_thumper says:

    hahahahahha

  28. 62
    tube_thumper says:

    somalian

  29. 66
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I wish someone would fix my wikipedia entry. How much do you think Bell Pottinger would charge me to manipulate my google pages, there are thousands of them, and give me back my anonymity? Boaz.

    • 95
      Bell Pottinger says:

      Much more than it cost you for your two new cars, Range Rover Evoque and Mini Cooper SUV. Approximately five times as much. Will your ‘boys’ in Portsmouth be paying our fees?

  30. 67
    tube_thumper says:

    P

  31. 69
    muppetfinder says:

    so they establish apparently “independent” blogs —— aha so which famous lobbying firm is running this one?

  32. 71

    FYI Bell Pottinger was also responsible for the PR & Media relations of Trafigura some time after the toxic waste dump scandal in Ivory Coast. Remember all those super injuctions targeting the Guardian?

  33. 72
    tube_thumper says:

    I

  34. 75
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How quick until opinion changes from Anyone but gordon to anyone but Dave?

  35. 76
    Add to my stories says:

    you don’t moderate to suit you handlers doyou pal

    • 81
      tube_thumper says:

      they moderate anything that might make them look like a proper grown up and honest blog conveying proper opinions. Instead it is just a toady silly schoolboy excercise design to carry the bloted body and inflated ego of fatty fawkes to ever more column inches. Pathetic

  36. 83
    tube_thumper says:

    the advertising here is clearly worth more than openess and honestly

    • 93
      Jus Saying says:

      Well just last night alone I posted the Robert and John Kennedy assassination videos on this blog, I’ve also posted Budd Dwyers famous epic suicide video as well without being moderated so really the whole censorship thing on this blog is blown out of the water.

      • 123
        tube_thumper says:

        try posting something about the immigration and mention those countires you feel are flooding ours

  37. 86
    Sadly made the mistake of voting for David Cameron says:

    Dave ‘peace in our time + an cast iron guarantee’ Cameron is a political dead man walking.

  38. 87
    STARS IN THEIR EYES says:

    And Tonight Matthew i’m going to be a Tory Prime Minister!

    Oh how we laughed at young Dave.

  39. 88
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Isnt that knob head, and all round Cameron cock sucker Danny Boy Fu*ckastein involved here somewhere

  40. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is THE threat to Britains interests.

    Along with Heseltine, Howe, Clarke, Brittain; they even brought Thatcher down for the sake of Germany and France.

    They are the threat.

    • 98
      Loungelizard. says:

      Cameron is not unique in this. None of the three main political parties in this country will take us out of Europe.

  41. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Vote Liberal Democrat, Labour or Dave’s Tory party for a United States of Europe without a referendum.

    Their recent 3 line Commons Whip should now tell you every thing you need to know about their views on Europe and how they could not give a toss about yours.

    Cameron is a disaster and a threat to our nation. At least Neville Chamberlain came back with a piece of paper, Cameron couldn’t even manage that!

  42. 94
    Anonymous says:

    The Tory treat to our nations existance,

    Cameron,Osbourne, Heseltine,Clarke,Brittain,Howe.

  43. 97
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Campbell still directing the Media?

    • 105
      nellnewman says:

      More like time to shine a light on alycampbell.

    • 126

      I hate to say this.

      Add the fact that Alastair Campbell is someone whom I loath and mistrust.

      But when you consider that it is the same credit rating agencies that bestowed triple-A ratings on sub-prime securitised debt, all of which blew over and crashed at the first moderate breeze, then what they are doing running the world for us is a good question.

      As someone with overall responsibility for a major lender’s credit function in the 1990s, I have watched the delegation of credit underwriting skills as an apocalypse unfolding before our eyes.

  44. 99
    Jus Saying says:

    Now we all see why the France desperately made the grab for the IMF with that old slapper Lagrande, they knew they were fucked.

  45. 101
    Jus Saying says:

    Tube Thumber why not save yourself the trouble and just say Joe Dakis or other slang words to get around it, we will all know what you mean.

  46. 103
    Private Fraser says:

    We’re all doomed. Doomed I tell ye…

  47. 107
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  48. 110
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I’ve started using Viagra. It’s nothing sexual, I just want to be an upstanding member of the community.

  49. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron,Hague,Osbourne, fully paid up members of the PRO EU ELITE members club along with

    Hesletine,Clarke,Brittain and Howe.

    The next time you see a photo op of Cameron and Thatcher together or in No10;

    TRAITOR

  50. 113
    Lou Scannon says:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/bye-bye-england-snp-plans-closer-scandinavian-ties-after-independence-6272337.html
    Interesting – but can you believe anything they print in the light of Guido’s post ?

  51. 114
    Anonymous says:

    CAMERON ASSIGNS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CITY TO FRANCE AND GERMANY.

  52. 117
    Anthony Blair says:

    Oh come on, if people aren’t entitled to try to earn a living by being lying conniving shysters aren’t, where would we be?

  53. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Just exactly what do the Tory Eurosceptics do apart from give us a load of hot air and moan. Especially Dan Hanaan, lots of nice articulate speeches but no action.

    Well so would you though if you were paid the amount of money he is for being an MEP?

    They still let the EU gravy train roll on.

    Afraid of losing your seats if you take positive action are you?

    • 121
      Jus Saying says:

      Fight fire with fire, destroy the thing from the inside like it’s supporters do to their home countries.

      Funny how the Pro Euros suddenly find a conscience and are suddenly bothered about the rules of war now they are on the downward slope after years of undermining countries from the inside and being a fifth column trojan horse themselves.

      • 122
        Weimar Republic Redux says:

        The old maxim:

        ”Be careful how you treat people on your way up, because you will meet them again on the way back down.”

        Is certainly coming home for the little EUSSR chickenhawks.

  54. 124

    If I ruled the world … I’d surrender.

    Mr Milligan

    • 128
      Lou Scannon says:

      Just think, if Michael Foot had won we’d be under Argentine rule now.

      • 132
        Anonymous says:

        Foot Foot Foot,.. Foot Foot ..& Foot were walking down the road when Foot took il l& died ,they walked on when Foot Foot Foot complained he did’t feel Well ,When Foot Foot said pull your self together ,We’ve already got ONE Foot in the Grave,

    • 150
      Milligan from beyond the grave. says:

      Ah, so many true words spoken in seeming jest.

  55. 127
    Ron Kray says:

    No different to what me bruvva Reg and I used to do back in the day– we were influence pedlars of a sort, you might say. For example: some bloke’d come into the neighbourhood and set up as a wrongski of some sort or another; why, then Reg and me would pay him a little visit, and tell ‘im, “You ain’t gonna do yer family no good if yer in the nick, yeah? You don’t know who the bent rozzers are, pally boy– but we DO. And for a nominal consideration, say half of what you make, we’d be only too glad to grease the appropriate personages on your behalf. I know, free enterprise, the spirit that made England great, but business is like football– play by the rules, or yer outta here, yeah? We hope our message has not fallen on deaf ears, mate.” The ones that ‘ad a few brain cells working caught on fast, and the others? Don’t ask, ‘coz you don’t really wanna know, do ya now?

  56. 129
    Westmorland Farmer says:

    Grubby little Essex boy shit Tim Collins was once my MP here in Westmorland. Most sensible Tories disliked him, some despised him, many voted against him. We thank family man Tim Farron for sending him back to Chingford where he belongs.

    PS He earns £250k+ with Bell Pottinger
    PPS Definitely not the sharpest pencil in the box

    • 151
      Chapps says:

      Collins was a shit but Farron is a complete T W A T .
      And Er family man? I think someone put it in for him.

  57. 136
    dr. sipp says:

    i dont buy big issue anymore–i give £1 an say keep it

    on the subject

    manipulate Google results to “drown” out negative coverage of human rights violations and child labour

    its ok then—YOU F-UCKING MONEY GRABBING UNMORALISTIC SLEAZY B-ASTARDS

    • 139
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      I’ve always just given them a quid and not taken the paper. It’s unreadable. The Guardian, though, I take a butcher’s at online – it’s unpayable.

  58. 145
    Nemo says:

    Yup Guido’s entry in wikipedia was altered at least once to my knowledge cannot remember when it last changed


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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