December 13th, 2011

Farage Blows Lifeboat Raspberry in EU Parliament


230 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Also a good talker is Nige, shame the rest of his bunch arnt as normal as him.

  2. 2
    Judge Dreadful says:

    Can we arrest them all for false accounting?

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    The Titanic was badly built and doomed from the start. It was only a matter of time.

    Like the euro.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Oh come off it. Farage is SEMI-trained at best. Agree the rest are full time loons.

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    Bring Back The Groat says:

    The Titanic was fine till it hit something.

    The Euro has been crap from the start.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Isn’t the latest theory that the rivets were sub-standard and resulted in weak joints?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Captain Black says:

    Weak joints? They should have tried skunk instead.

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    Airey Belvoir says:

    So the dim Scots MEP thinks that the whole UK financial industry is ‘one square mile’. What a pillock.

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    Spirit of '89 says:

    It used to be a crime in Germany to conspire to subvert democracy. Why has no-one been arrested in Germany for what they have done to Greece and Italy’s democratic systems?

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Excellent clip – well, the first 2.5 mins when there is a lion talking. Pity about the bit after, with donkey no 252 whining yet again about wretched Scotland.

    To see this lot sink without trace would be the highlight of my otherwise dull and otherwise inconsequential life.

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    Durr... says:

    I wish it was. It would be easier to gas the bloody lot of ‘em

  13. 13
    Engineer says:

    You could have built the thing from the finest all-welded duplex stainless steel, and it would still have sunk if you rammed it into that iceberg.

  14. 14
    Citi Boi! says:

    If the EU thinks the Chinese will bail them out in any shape or form is utterly deluded.

    They are in the shit at home with the peasants and need to start big time spending domestically or start a massive war with someone to abort a revolution over the suppressed living standards in the mainland.

    It’s going to be fun watching the thick Americans who believe they are too big to fail and that good ole Uncle China will never raise interest rates and the equally stupid EU who think they can borrow and sell out to Uncle China when the shit hits the fan wake up to reality when the Chinese finally say: Mhai

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    Nairnian, not Narnian says:

    He’s a dim politician. The fact he is a Scot does not change matters very much, though it does not bode well for the economy in Scotland if these twits ever get their hands on it.

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    Aenus says:

    Farage must make his mum proud. It was a pity that plane didn’t land a bit harder.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Sorry, overdosing on the otherwise…the second of which is of course superfluous.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    They call that gallows humour…

    IMO it’s condescension – ‘there he goes again’ – it’s questionable whether they actually understand some of the financial points that he makes.

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    Drunk Irishman says:

    *Hick what a terrible thing to say about my workmanship *Hick is it Guinness time again yet.

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    john in cheshire says:

    I’d have more sympathy with the Scottish MEP if we, the UK, hadn’t had 13 years of Scottish rule, prior to the current government, and they didn’t take anyone elses wishes into account when they made their treacherous dealings with the EU.

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    Buffet Bowler says:

    Who was the disgusting toady Scottish MEp? What a prick.

  22. 22
    Ed's Eye Bags says:

    I want to punch Guy Verhofstadt’s face in so badly it hurts.

  23. 23
    Fact: says:

    Cause they are thick, on the losing end of two word wars and they still harbour dreams about domination. What a bunch of thick twats, looks like they are heading for well deserved hiding number three.

  24. 24
    the madcap laughs says:

    ….or Eric Pickles for that matter.

  25. 25
    Scotch Mist says:

    What a Twat that scotch MEP is.

    It really is time they took their independence from financial handouts from the English taxpayer. But how is signing up to the Eurozone freedom for the Scotch?

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    Albeit Mach Freis please says:

    Cause they are thick, on the losing end of two word wars and they still harbour dreams about domination. What a bunch of thick twats, looks like they are heading for well deserved hiding number three.

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    Loungelizard says:

    The SNP are destroying Scotland. Independence followed by a spending spree that will in ten years turn the country into a complete economic waste land.

  28. 28
    A Little Off The Top Please says:

    Pity the best bit of you dribbled down your mothers leg at birth.

  29. 29
    Loungelizard says:

    Independence for Scotland will destroy Labours chances of ever governing at Westminster again.

  30. 30
    Lord Sebastian Coe aka failed MP says:

    I tell you. The Olympic Games will be good for the economy, just ask Greece.

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    Nairnian, not Narnian says:

    You really shouldn’t underestimate how parochial Scottish politics actually is: or how corrupt. There are lots of people in Scotland who think they will be able to pretend to farm haggis andshortbread in return for a subsidy from the CAP.

  32. 32
    AC1 says:

    Scottish Marxist got pwned.

  33. 33
    Manchurian says:

    The Chinese government has already come under significant public criticism for buying too many US treasury bonds. There is no way they will make that mistake again and buy EU debts on any scale.

  34. 34
    AC1 says:

    It’s British Independence for Scotland…

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    AC1 says:

    Marxism next door, is a powerful lesson.

    Of course the MSM will do a Cuba (and try to cover up the dreadful failings).

  36. 36
    Londoner says:

    Let’s hope so.

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    Anonymous says:

    If the US defaults, who’s going to make them pay, really?

  38. 38
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    How is the gurner at number 6 and why did the Scots elect Larry Grayson as their MEP?

  39. 39
    Jimmy says:

    Biggles’ piles still giving him gyp.

  40. 40
    Bruce Give-us-a-twirl Boredom says:

    Ice to see you. Ice.

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    Apathy Rising says:

    Sarkozy seeking re-election as French president.

    It’s just a part of his election campaign and trashing Europe to get another term is the least of what he’s prepared to do. Even Sarkozy states that the budget limits will not be enforced – so what’s it all about ?

    The treaty’s credibility barely lasted the weekend and Cameron is lambasted for not agreeing to something that was bust before it began. If Cameron is isolated and his veto is valueless, then what’s their gripe ?

    Their attitude appears to be that they want unanimity in signing up to their disaster, otherwise Cameron is going to be uniquely positioned to point out their folly. Anyone found any commentator thinking this treaty will work ? Even the signatories are having second thoughts.

    I always believed lemmings were cute furry creatures, uniquely stupid in the animal kingdom. It appears that they have a vicious attitude to anyone not wanting to join their leap into oblivion.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Get in line

  43. 43
    Olympic Levels of Greed says:

    Someone should have a close look at that guy’s personal finances. and lifestyle. Just because he used to run about in circles doesn’t mean he’s straight.

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    AngryEnglishJon says:

    Bloody Jockanese. Living proof that Mancunians copulate with citizens of Barnsley

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    Scotch on the Rocks says:

    How odd. The Scotch MEP is mocking Nigel for wanting independence for the UK at the same time saying he wants independence for Scotchland.

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    tailor to messers farage, swithburn and plott says:

    …i warned him against that shirt and tie combo.

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    Charlotte Hale has deleted her Twitter account says:

    http://twitter.com/lilcharl23

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Only good thing about Scotland?

    They have those cute pandas :-)

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    John Bull. says:

    Nope; they aren’t bl@ck enough.

  50. 50
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    100 million Chinese from the Red Army??

  51. 51
    smoggie says:

    Do they do anything else?

  52. 52
    annette curton says:

    The way the CAP works they probably will be able to along with Panda ranches and Bagpipe plantations.

  53. 53
    Edolf Balls says:

    Time to concentrate on her studies, or whatever it is she does these days

  54. 54
    heed the bells says:

    …so she doesnt wish to trade on her newfound celebrity? shame. still, shes not catalouge model material. the only cups she’ll be filling are in working men’s club canteen in the black country.

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    Cash for OTT opening ceremonies says:

    Is a person who is ” a worldwide ambassador for Nike and owns a string of health clubs with a membership of 20,000″ a fit and proper person to be set free with the public purse to run the biggest show in the world?

    How come the London Olympics has suddenly become the British game and is gobbling up British taxpayer money like crazy. And as for Dave spending hundreds of millions on the opening ceremony, it is just a total waste of money. A well thought out and presented “austerity” ceremony would not have gone amiss on the world stage.

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    BillyBob... says:

    Cast the sweaty socks adrift !!

  57. 57
    smoggie says:

    The A74(M) heading south is not bad.

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    Tartanosity Overload says:

    Nothing strange about that. The Scots spent 13 years mocking the English in their own Parliament and passing laws they exempted themselves from up in Edinburgh.

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    Legal Beagle says:

    My thoughts entirely ….

    But then the Jocks are like the EU – happy to take our cash and try and get one over on us !

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    Jan says:

    When you think of all those brilliant Scottish merchants who went out into the Empire and made shedloads of money,then you see the dross that is left in Scotland now,you wonder where it all went wrong.Then you remember the gurning face of Captain Ahab McDoom Brown and you realise it was the Labour party who ruined Scotland.Anybody with any gumption has upped sticks and left. What remains is turd.

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    my hatstand used to be... says:

    here here. i hear there’re simply millions of barrels of crude under melton mowbray and this fracking malarky sounds like a right barrel of laughs. rebuild the wall.

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    nellnewman says:

    A Breath of Fresh Air in a stale chamber isn’t he?

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    A healthy interest says:

    There is nothing that puts normal people off organised sport more than guys in tracksuits or blazers marching round in circles holding bouquets and preaching diversity. I have never understood why the sporting world goes in for all that crap.

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    annette curton says:

    In 776 BC is was. along with the concept of Democracy but it’s all been downhill ever since (and I don’t mean the slalom).

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    deep fried pizza says:

    They have their work cut out.

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    Anonymous says:

    You’ve mis-spelled “anus”

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    bent as a nine bob says:

    Is that Nige’s sex face?

  69. 69
    Bricktop says:

    They dont like being called “Scotch” and like it even less when called “scotch” stupid scotch scotchers.

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    annette curton says:

    An estimated 300 trillion cubic feet of gas recoverable from shale in Lancashire (not Lanarkshire) to put that in perspective total gas hydrocarbons used in the entire U.K is less than 3 trillion a year.

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    Zero to Nero says:

    Barroso fiddles while Rome burns.

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    john c m says:

    1) Fa-rage from last guy TV must have hit a million by now
    2) what idiots the EU is headed by
    3) where were other British MEP’s standing up for Britain in this debate
    4) let me get this straight the SNP want to swap a small democratic union for a large undemocratic one

    Long Live Nigel, and with any luck if he keeps this up we might get asked what we think, down with the EU

  73. 73
    Apathy Rising says:

    I always said I’d vote for Scottish independence and then they stated that as an Englishman I wouldn’t get a vote. Now that had me totally perplexed.

    Hasn’t it been said that they want to hook up with Sweden ? – a country that it is reported won’t be able to get treaty ratification through their parliament.

    Maybe they don’t get newspapers – or read them.

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    Rat's arse says:

    Alec Salmond on Sky at the moment, whinging as usual about Cameron. I wish the b@stard would choke on his deep fried Mars bar. Apparently, he thinks the EU is b loody marvellous and is very worried about the poor scotch fishermen. What a scotch pillock.

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    Use a Pun, Go to Gaol! says:

    Are you implying he’s a “javelin catcher,” so to speak?

    *Pa DOOM poom!*

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Farage is only speaking the TRUTH. The problem with the United States of Europe is exactly the Same as the Bankrupted United States of America. The Political Elite are out of Control. And have become so stuck up their own Ars- holes that they didn’t see that over regulation and over taxation of business would drag the whole global economies down the drain. The USA have a fiscal, wait for it massive $211 trilliion fiscal gap. A war mongering political class that have dragged the Worlds economic system to near collapse. I wonder how much more money the bankers will need to keep taking the blame???

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    Spartacus says:

    +1

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    Bawbag survivor says:

    Only good thing about England?……Multiculturism,diluting you out of existance?

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    my hatstand ued to be... says:

    based on shaky (factual and seismological) science and an environmental impact for it’s entire extraction that makes deepwater horizon look like an amusing water feature…get fracking.

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    john c m says:

    all british people do, if I hear him say, if the british say no its a good bill, again i will not be able to stop myself

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    But we are number one ranked team in test cricket, where are scotland?

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    annette curton says:

    Thought Nige had just pointed out that the EU takes 80% of the fish from our waters, does Alex want to make it 95%, load of Pollocks.

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    Spartacus says:

    you would think he might want to represent the fishing industry. Oh, forgot, that disappeared when he gave north sea fish stocks away to the common market.

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    Antipc says:

    Mr Farage’s speeches at the EU have been superb throughout 2011,Far superior than anything you hear in our benighted House of Commons.After the expenses scandal you’d have thought our MP’s would have been bending over backwards to court the public they’re elected to serve.But no, all 3 parties are determined to subvert democracy and avoid the referendum on Europe which the vast majority of people want.Anyone who votes for the treacherous Con/Lab/Lib parties in future does so in the full knowledge that they do everything in their power to help themselves not to serve you.

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    rocknrolla says:

    The simple Scotchman is a twat.

    Farage is right, simply by being on the right side of history and being for democracy. How it must sting the wealthy Guardian readers.

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    Disco Biscuit says:

    Amusing that Forage needed the translator’s headphones to understand the intervention from the Scot…

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    Armchair Strategist says:

    Never interupt your opponent when he’s making a mistake.

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    bent as a nine bob says:

    He used to roll around on a mat with Billy Hague, which should tell you all you need to know.

    People who know him say that he’s a pretty straight kind of goy

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    Bawbag survivor says:

    You are very xenophobic……Chill!

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    pissed off voter says:

    A slightly less adversarial Nigel than usual but still talking sense. The EU is very much a busted flush.

    I think the maths are interesting. 12 of the 27 EU members have never held referenda on the EU (including UK, natch). Of the remaining 15, 5 (France, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Ireland) were negative on the EU and some political engineering was employed to ‘put them right’.

    These referenda were all held long before the current shenanigans, so it’s not difficult to see why the EU is so afraid of referenda. Kind of reminds me of Westminster MPs’ desperate struggles to prevent the expenses exposure.

    Last poll I saw showed German Majority against EU and Merkel is not long from re-election time. Sarkozy faces election in a few months and his major opponent is against current EU position. Czek has always been lukewarm and Sweden takes the latest proposal to it’s parliament. Here in the UK, polling shows a significant majority against EU membership. Indeed, just the Lib Dumbs and a few other fanatics are pro-EU.

    Just one brick from the wall …

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    Aenus says:

    How rude. I will show you my python you uneducated rabble. It may have where I was born (but it wasn’t – Google is such an edifying instrument innit?)

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    Spartacus says:

    they beat canada at mannofield a couple of years ago.

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    bent as a nine bob says:

    Quite possibly, but I’d have my todger up him before you could say “Land of Hope and Buggery”.

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    Anonymous says:

    I think it was meant to be “mispelt” anyway.

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    Bawbag survivor says:

    Anyone resident in Scotland will have a vote….irrespective of race,so please move up,put your name on the voters roll and take part.

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    annette curton says:

    Just because the term fracking has become the next big bogey word, this is not oil extraction, gas is extracted by pumping water down under pressure, and there is no such thing as a free lunch.

  97. 97
    Aenus says:

    Yes it was.

  98. 98
    AC1 says:

    He was talking marxist, which is hard for any rational person outside the faith to understand.

  99. 99
    Tony Blair says:

    Oh yes there is

  100. 100
    Spartacus says:

    xenophobic ? and you are without a fishing industry so . . . take the skelf outtayour arse en awarrenbyalyaheed

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    Angela Merkel ( Empress ) says:

    Ha ha, that is what you think Englander swine.

    My crack generals are massing and my shock troops will give you a bloody nose, you will never forget.
    General Sarkozy has the south flank, with his elite White Flag division.
    Barosso with the Lichtenstein Home Guard and Belgian Waffle SS are massed alongside Rompuy and his crack battalion of Papier Kommando to the south west.

    You have until midday friday to surrender, or face the consequences, that is all.

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    AC1 says:

    Those against hydrocarbon extraction should be allowed to live without heating, electricity and powered transport. But shouldn’t be allowed to inflict their hair-shirt nonsense on others.

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    Bawbag survivor says:

    We don’t have the weather for Cricket……hard to run in duffelcoats and furry boots.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The giant that is Canada in world cricket :-)

  105. 105
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Ah those old socialist ‘solutions’ always ready to make a comeback. Socialism is a mental illness, seek help.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ok then, Looking forward to euro 2012?

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    Lord Trombone says:

    the faces of those EURO scum as young Nige (have we got a video?) nails it are classique

    Who is this clegg he refers to?

  108. 108
    Dobby says:

    Are you meant to be Arbeit, Albeit?
    My Kraut is pretty basic but I detect a spelling error.

  109. 109
    Bawbag survivor says:

    I think you mean away and boil your head……..good attempt at Glasweigian though.

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    Sad soul says:

    Has anyone asked them what they are going to do if we take our financial contributions out of the EU as well as our bat and ball ??

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    Lord Trombone says:

    very unlikely to build a ship from stainless steel. please correct.

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    john c m says:

    hurray

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    Dobby says:

    Worrabout Er ic(e) though?

    Does he ever do a whale impression?

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    my hatstand ued to be... says:

    …what difference does it make what youre extracting if the negative impacts outweigh the benefits? the ONLY country that has stuck with hydraulic fracturing as a means of hydrocarbon extraction is the US, and with questionable results to date. the canadians (yes, they who have jsut reneged on kyoto) are about to ban it. the australians and french have done so already under immense environmental pressure. there really is very little empirical evidence to support its fanciful claims of yields oh, and it destroys water potability. sounds like just what lancashire needs.

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    Bawbag survivor says:

    Ok you win……..skulk,skulk ,skulk

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    john c m says:

    true so true, poor marxists they must be so lonely, which is kind of ironic

  117. 117
    Goddess, Empress, Dictator Frau Merkel says:

    You British will not escape my reach and wealth. I buy everything I need for Europe including loyalty and soon I will be your leader.

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    Barroso: Zero to Nero says:

    LOL. Yes.
    Unless he turned the sound off.

  119. 119
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    How long have you been putting “E”‘s in your Anus TaT ?
    i always knew you were on drugs but not taken rectally

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    Lord Trombone says:

    sorry to double dip

    I love the way the cnut in the cheap suit after Farage is so pleased with his 1 mile 86000 mile phrase he fcuks it up.

    I was going to stand as an MEP – I am not a big enough loser

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    merlins beard says:

    yes billy, because england’s fine record at football tournaments is really something to brag about.

    when youve ten times the population, it stands to reason you should have a more reasonable crop of talented footballers to choose from.

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    Dobby says:

    You have crack generals, Angler? That’s a new one on me.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    The Chinese want assets in return for cash and it looks like the EU will cave on that. Expect utilities to be sold off and highways etc, things that they will extract a huge return on.

  124. 124
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Nor with tuition fees etc

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    john c m says:

    clegg?, a long unimportant quisling

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    @Baw
    :-) dont worry i had the champions league and Europa cup still up my sleave

    @merlins

    How many World cups have Scotland won as opposed to England?

  127. 127
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    If you dont explode first you fat fuck !

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    annette curton says:

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    AC1 says:

    Non trillion? is 2 iis bigger?

  130. 130
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Fuck off you southern twat you lot can’t even speak English
    “up the apples me old cock sparra”

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    AC1 says:

    Quarantine/Independence of Scotchland.

  132. 132
    gildedtumbril says:

    Yes, the Anabolic Steroid Games will be a gigantic bore and a gigantic waste of debt and it will lead to a further debt for our great, great, great, great grandchildren to pay interest on.Meanwhile, in a deserted eu wharehouse, down by the river, of unending debt,
    daffy camoron and his boyfriends ruprecht cleggover and that sickening financial dimwit osbought plan even more dastardly treason and even malfeasance. The bastards.
    Damn it I was intending not to use that word. I could delete…Ah, ballox.

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    pissed off voter says:

    O/T but I thought it was very funny

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/matt/

  134. 134
    AC1 says:

    They do now. They couldn’t even prevent the ClimateGate 2 news from getting out…

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    another says:

    Thanks for the remark Dobby.
    I have been reading it as Albert makt Fries since it appe-ared but then each to his own

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Got it in one “That Left for the Empire”
    You don’t think anyone with a brain went back do you ?

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    Bawbag survivor says:

    That must be the least offensive name calling I’ve heard yet!…you Engishi,what are you like?

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    AC1 says:

    circenses are always for emperors to grand stand at the expense of the people.

  140. 140
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    They could always ask the Kinnock’s , they skimmed of a fair few millions

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    weybridgeman says:

    Glad to see the McMafia are still as blinkered as ever…..

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    AC1 says:

    Haha. You keep reciting from your little green book. Fracking has been an amazing success story (about the only source of jobs growth in Obama’s wasteland). It scares the Saudis silly.

    Maybe it’s because you’re a peak-oil branch of the Malthusian faith and it’s rather strong proof you’re wrong…

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Watch this Murdering twat Dewani
    as soon as he beats extradition
    he will make a remarkable recovery
    all the experts say he is mental and unfit to stand trial
    All these so called experts wouldn’t be Asian by any chance would they ?

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    Selohesra says:

    Is it just me or is this site loading a bit slowly today?

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    gildedtumbril says:

    There is ONE British political party. It says so on the tin. All the rest, including UKIP(while they steal) are simply traitors. They are marxist bastards and desperately need treatment. As usual I prescribe tarring, feathering, hanging, drawing and quartering and heads on pikes. Seems reasonable.

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    AC1 says:

    Can we not have a referendum in England to eject the Scots from the Union (caused by their previous bankruptcy) into the next Darrien Schemes.

  147. 147
    AC1 says:

    Can we not have a referendum in England to eject the Scots from the Union (caused by their previous b4nkruptcy) into the next Darrien Schemes.

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    Apathy Rising says:

    What was the reasoning behind the speaker’s statement that we should lose our rebate. Doesn’t that show up how easily the EU adopts an attitude of abusive tyranny. Why not threaten to pollute our rivers ? Do as we tell you or there will be repercussions.

    I think we should lose our rebate too, right after we cancel the DD paying in to this Circus of Fools. A rebate is a partial refund of money paid, and those who would cancel it are usually the money guzzling ne’er do wells whose existence depends on the money of others.

    Anti EU sentiment is being stoked up in the UK – by the EU. They should look at themselves carefully.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Its you :-)

    Fine at my end.

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    TGF UKIP says:

    Guido, some while back, 2009 I think, you posted a table showing debt insurance costs, CDSs I guess, for a range of countries and large corporations, indicating amongst other things, that it was significantly cheaper to insure Ronald McDonald’s debt than it was Gordon Brown’s.

    An updated version for Sarko/Monti/Miss Piggy debt viz a viz Ronald’s etc, would be greatly appreciated.

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    Jabba the Cat says:

    Recovered rivets and steel plate were analysed in a metallurgical lab and found to be ok. Documentary on Discovery on this a couple of years ago.

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    John Ward says:

    Niggle Farrago speaks his mind, but we are losing the propaganda war here.
    The Europhile and Brussels positions are devoid of any stats to support them.
    The eurosceptic argument, on the other hand, is pure reason.
    Guess what 74.9% of Belgian gdp is:
    Ans: EU admin.
    Unbelievable.
    Why isn’t anyone getting those facts out there???

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/britain-the-eu-why-the-europhile-position-is-so-devoid-of-numbers/

  153. 153
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Trouble with the Olympics being held here
    is half the fucking contestants will disappear

    and as for the opening ceremony costing £80,000,000 Remember Dave told us to tighten our belts
    now we know why !

  154. 154
    Sandra says:

    You Liberal Tories are shit scared of Farage.

    He has my vote.

  155. 155
    Wendy Bendy says:

    “I have never understood why the sporting world goes in for all that crap.”

    Simple. They are stupid.

  156. 156
    MrAngry61 says:

    $200+ Trillion?

    Evidence/arithmetic please.

  157. 157
    WVM says:

    Your right it is slowing

  158. 158
    AC1 says:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/gordon-browns-gold-trade

    Proof that Gordon Brown (former UK Chancellor and Prime Minister) is the worst gold trader of all time

  159. 159
    Belfast Man says:

    Well it was allright when it left here

  160. 160
    AC1 says:

    Tinfoil ^ 2 = 200 trillion.

  161. 161
    The Kiautschou Bay Concession says:

    Let’s see how the Germans feel about all their state-owned forests being turned into chopsticks.

  162. 162
    Selohesra says:

    Thanks – glad to hear your end is doing fine :)

  163. 163
    WVM says:

    Maybe Guido has relocated the server in France or Germany?

  164. 164
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Rubbish. I would make speeches in the Houses of Parliament, but I am almost illiterate so I don’t. When I am supposed to be in Parliament, I say I have urgent business to attend to in Portsmouth and when I am supposed to be in Portsmouth, I say I have urgent business to attand to in the House. The truth of the matter is, that in both cases, I am off somewhere else, shagging, on double expenses.

  165. 165
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lol :-)

    well bowled sir :-)

  166. 166
    Apathy Rising says:

    The person at the EU reported as calling for the scrapping of the UK rebate is Joseph Daul.

    I urge you to go and look at his biography on Wikipedia.

    Very illuminating, I’ll say no more.

  167. 167
    Steve Miliband says:

    Flash update? Often conflicts with OS

  168. 168
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Sshh, he’s having a bad day again:

    http://twitpic.com/7sqqhx

  169. 169
    Dobby says:

    Sorry, I said my Kraut was krapp dinnoi.

  170. 170
    Tristram Smallbore-Ffipps MP says:

    When Farage was my fag at Dulwich we knew how to deal with his sort. Always threatening to run to the masters and now risking the best troughing any of us have had since Maggie was handing out the defence contracts (through Mark of course). He’s a bounder.

  171. 171
    Iloathlefties says:

    Camerons so called vetoe was purely about stopping us having a referendum. The patriotic claptrap that followed was all spin and theatre as yesterdays performance confirmed he is a europhile. The reasons he gave about jobs, trade were specious. With a net contribution of £10 billion and a £50 billion trade deficit with the EU last year alone whats in it for us? Its just another gravey train for failing politicos.

  172. 172
    Law Bore says:

    Nah. They are an equal opportunity bunch.

    I used to give legal advice to doctors about their forensic medical evidence. Apart from the surgeons, the vast majority had to have their reports sent back to them because of conjectural statements not supported by the evidence. Especially so where psychological and psychiatric ossies were concerned. Many were borderline perjurors in cases where they thought they would get a chance to do something for ‘human rights’ ( a concept they rarely understood – it seemed to mean anything politically interesting that made them feel warm and fuzzy).

  173. 173
    Gordon Brown says:

    my boiler is leaking

  174. 174
    Frank Carson says:

    Two muslim mothers are watching their sons play. One mother says to the other “They blow up so quickly, don’t they?”

  175. 175
    AC1 says:

    Those Golden Arches are GILTed*

    *OK Gilded.

  176. 176
    gildedtumbril says:

    I must confess I always thought that Rab C. Nesbit would have made a grand wee speaker at the united muslims in New York, an ambassador to be proud of.The late Bernard Manning, also, would have been superb.

  177. 177
    AC1 says:

    Looks like Islamic Terrorism in Belgium today…

    Chances the MSM will mention this?

  178. 178
    confused says:

    What rebate would that be?.

  179. 179
    AC1 says:

    One blew himself up in Belgium today…

  180. 180
    gildedtumbril says:

    Did someone call?

  181. 181
    Rat's arse says:

    Doubt it AC1, and if they do report it, I don’t expect them to mention anything about the isl*mic element. Doubt if the BBC will bother at all, unless they have some hand-wringing im*m to justify the atrocity.

  182. 182
    Anonymous says:

    The Darrien scheme would have been very successful if it wasn’t for England and Spain using their military might to stop it.Trade landing on the east coast of America could be transported accross land to the west (and vice versa).Saving 1000’s of miles of sea travel round South America’s dangerous seas….The Panama canal was built on this very site…..The Spanish didn’t want a rival in their American colonies. and the English wanted to force the Scots into a Union to protect a Protestant succession to the throne….the Scots still being pro Stuart…….You English,what are you like?

  183. 183
    annette curton says:

    That must have been a cheap holiday package, why Belgium for gods sake?, Chocolates flying all over the place.

  184. 184
    Tristram Smallbore-Ffipps MP says:

    It is still cheaper by a long way. For 5 year debt the CDS cost in basis points is 33 for MacDonalds, 101 for UK gilt, 104 for German, 229 for France and (love this) you have to pay 113% to insure Greek five year debt. Best sovereign rates are Switzerland and Sweden (although I guess Norway, which I do not have) would be lower due to its oil fund. You should treat historic data with care as the market was distorted by dodgy behaviour in the past – especially by AIG. Even now a lot of rates are odd. You can insure Avis (which is a shit company going nowhere) for 507 basis points (5%). If I was exposed to them I would regard twice that rate as cheap.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    “he”?

  186. 186
    Martin Shultz says:

    Oh come of it ducky she was great at that wife swapping party

  187. 187
    Apathy Rising says:

    In the Mary Honeyball (Labour MEP) blog she states

    After Mr. Daul had spoken, Guy Verhofstadt, Leader of the EuroParl Liberal Group said in English: “Mr. Cameron, if you do not sit at the table you find yourself on the menu.”

    The extension to that allusion is that if you don’t sit at the table, you don’t pay any of the bill either.

    A threat from a Belgian too – WOW !

  188. 188
    The lights are going out all over Europe...UK proposes to cut EU Budget ?? says:

    Surely he meant a reduction in our budget contribution from £50 Million per day to £10 million…these Europeans might find that if they start down this slippery slope that financially they’ll be worse off as the UK is the second largest net contributor to the EU Budget

  189. 189
    Pygmy Clegg with his minders ?? says:

    This isn’t so much funny as hitting a nerve I think

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/coffeebreak/cartoons/mac.html

  190. 190
    Elf 'n' safet says:

    Bowel functionaries

    Directive Number Two – Risk assessment of prunes

  191. 191
    Rhonddapurple says:

    Is it true that Scotland has more Tory MPs than football teams representing it in any capacity in Europe?

  192. 192
    MM says:

    metal was deemed standard for the time but brittle by todays standards especially at the low temps found in the sea at that time.
    The brittleness contributed to the size of the hole

  193. 193
    MM says:

    with strict border controls to keep the drunken fuckers out

  194. 194
    Albert Canal says:

    Silly Brugge.

  195. 195
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Why don’t you jock c u n t z fuck off? If you love the EU you can stay in it and PAY FOR IT fucking ginger haired mongs.

  196. 196
    The Golem says:

    They believe anyone who criticises them and their ghastly house of cards is a psychiatric case. The arrogance is typical of the totalitarian mind-set. I’d say any indication of amusement is completely fake.

  197. 197
    Gordon "Nokia-Tosser" Brown says:

    I’m playing with my veto today.

  198. 198
    Unstoppable says:

    Shale gas extraction is a worldwide industry now. Look it up.

    Poland is leading the way in Europe…..huge reserves and enormous public support…except for the Pol Pot greenies but they don’t matter when reducing reliance on Russian gas is the big bonus.

  199. 199
    Higgs says:

    Anyone seen my boson?

  200. 200
    Apathy Rising says:

    I hear that they’ll be marketed soon, to place alongside quarks that proved such a commercial success.

  201. 201
    Apathy Rising says:

    For the lemmings of Europe I have some disappointing news. From Wikipedia

    The British government has resisted campaigns to abolish the rebate and the UK has a veto on any decision by the EU to do so.

    I’m so smiling.

  202. 202
    Fog says:

    Someone tell the simple Scot and all the other simpletons who keep saying Cameron only did it to save a few bankers –

    Bloomberg Business Week: Sarkozy and Merkel have endorsed a financial-transactions tax that the European Commission says would raise 57 billion euros ($75 billion) a year. U.K. Chancellor George Osborne has called the plan an “attack” on London firms, which his government estimates would pay 80 percent of the tax.

    London is the world’s biggest market for interest-rate derivatives, with $1.4 trillion of daily revenue, or 46 percent of the world’s total, according to the Bank for International Settlements. The U.K. is also home to the world’s biggest foreign-exchange market and 251 foreign banks, more than in any other country.

    The U.K.’s financial-services industry makes up about 10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and 11 percent of its total tax receipts, according to The City U.K., a lobby group backed by the City of London Corporation, which governs the financial district. Financial-services employ more than 1 million people in the U.K…

  203. 203
    Tristram Smallbore-Ffipps MP says:

    Moron. The 74.9% refers to the % of Belgian GDP from the services sector which includes all the usual such as tourism, financial services, etc. The latest figure is actually 77.4%. The equivalent for the UK is 77.6% – are you suggesting 77% of the UK economy is EU admin. Grow up, get an education and stop undermining the anti-EU case by repeating fallacies printed elsewhere without checking the facts. If you want to check I simply went to the CIA World Factbook (yes, the CIA do have a use).

  204. 204
    john c m says:

    they are idiots though, all they want is some form of united utopia and anything or any country that gets in their way is blamed for all their ills (rating agencies ) or ignored (Ireland ), it doesn’t surprise me they want to take our rebate, the EU hates individuality.

  205. 205
    Jim Clark says:

    Farage does not sound like the greatest statesman we have produced.

    It looks like our precious “City of London” is now going to have to move to Dublin.

    Good riddance

  206. 206
    They are ALL the same says:

    Farage is good at this and he’s right about the EU, but who’d want the likes of him governing the 70 million people of these islands?

    Not me. I don’t want to be ‘represented’ by anyone. A parliament of 500 people governing millions of people is no better than the EU. A tick in a box once every 5 years is not democracy.

    No to the EU, no to the CBI, no to the City of London, no to the state-sanctioned trade unions – no to their minions at Westminster.

  207. 207
  208. 208
    TGF UKIP says:

    Tristram, thanks for that but that 113 PER CENT for Greek debt – more to insure the debt than the debt itself – is my reading correct?

  209. 209
    Duty Pedant says:

    The Kinnock’s what?

  210. 210
    seenitallbefore says:

    So most of the colonists dying from various tropical diseases wasn’t a factor then?

  211. 211
    Apathy Rising says:

    The myth perpetuated, even by the BBC, is that Cameron is alone in his attitude to the treaty.

    Among many others, this one is more significant than most.

    “In an interview to be published in German magazine Der Spiegel, the president of Germany’s federal parliament said he doubted the measures would be considered legal by the country’s constitutional court.”

    It represents little more than wishful thinking – minus the thinking.

  212. 212
    HappyUK says:

    Just listen to that whinging Scottish prick, pretending he’s in a proper job. To paraphrase the mighty Stanislav, this is from the country that foisted that head-banging, eat his own shit, bark at the moon, scratch himself until he’s bleeding, drugs don’t touch him, lock him up for his own good, son of a bullying religious madman, Gordon Brown. Time to show these malevolent Scotch cnuts what’s what, what?

    Farage is indeed a breath of fresh air and nails just what paralyses the EU countries. Hint: tact and diplomacy will not work with these people. It requires straight talking and not Emperor’s New Clothes collusion. These wretches have for too long had none around to tell them.

  213. 213
    Owlett says:

    Sounds unpleasant. Treatable?

  214. 214
    Loftus Road says:

    Me too.

    Farage is a legend.

  215. 215
    Mike Lewis says:

    Pity you had to open your big fat stupid mouth.

  216. 216
    Doddering Old Fart says:

    Being an older fart I have seen this Conman Market turn into a German run Federal EU. I can see nothing in the UK that is any better than it was before it got sucked into a cesspit of nations all trying to get more out than they put in. In particular those that cannot put anything in at all of any value. I think they call them Pigs now. Farage for king is what I say.

  217. 217
    Apathy Rising says:

    “Conservatives take poll lead after Cameron veto”

    Not entirely friendless then.

  218. 218
    Apathy Rising says:

    It’s interesting to note that most of the EU politicians telling Cameron what he must do have presided over calamitous financial predicaments in their own countries and have done nothing to solve them. Mr Guy Verhofstadt (ex Prime Minister of Belgium as he proudly boasts) is a case in point. He is a principle UK basher.

    This article from late November taints any idea that he might have an opinion worth listening to. It’s entitled “Why Belgium Is A Disaster That’s Getting Worse By The Minute

    http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-25/markets/30440107_1_elio-di-rupo-interim-government-guarantees

    I’m no Cameron fan but it’s astonishing that the BBC repeats the silly headline grabbing comments of EU politicians without any background as to their motives.

  219. 219
    What Matters says:

    Say What?

    Exactly. Then everyone will be happy. Win … win. Leave the theory and practice of marxism to new Scotland. It is time to move on.

  220. 220
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    You will find the article in Bloomberg businessweek August 1-7th 2011
    Article by Peter Coy

  221. 221
    michael says:

    I’m glad they see the funny side …. having spent up it’s all they have left.

  222. 222
    Tristram Smallbore-Ffipps MP says:

    Sure is!

  223. 223
    Tristram Smallbore-Ffipps MP says:

    Should have added – you are insuring lost coupon as well since payout will enable you to reinvest for a return………but it is still a real comment on Greece.

  224. 224
    Apathy Rising says:

    A Guardian article states that the Lib Dems will be furious that Cameron

    Dismissed calls by the IMF that Britain should be prepared to provide greater resources to a euro bailout fund.

    I’m fairly livid that he didn’t put in a bid for my reproduction Louis Quatorze faux marble mantelpiece clock but considering both are nothing but tat, perhaps he doesn’t feel inclined to spray the contents of this country’s coffers around like an out of control muck spreader.

    Another article states

    Miliband says PM must get better deal for UK in Europe

    Clearly I’d have a better understanding of the concept if I downed a few bottles of Chablis beforehand. I so wish I could love him. Better than what he would have done if he should ever disclose what that would have been ?

    Sometimes we get affirmation that there’s a reason for the existence of the English Channel – and long may it remain.

  225. 225
    Apathy Rising says:

    Christian Noyer, head of the French central bank, thinks that, if any country should lose its AAA rating, it should be the UK.

    A Frenchman with his culottes in a twist is always amusing, especially when as head of the French Central Bank his name translates as ‘to drown”.You don’t think such things have a subliminal effect on ratings agencies do you ?

    I think we should provide some small amount of money to keep the Euro going a little longer just for comedic purposes alone.

  226. 226
    BulldogBreeder says:

    Without doubt, Nigel Farage is the best British speaker in this menagerie.

    He speaks for the UK – no one else does, outside his party.

    The crude, filthy criticism of him shows how he is upsetting the other political parties.

    Once the euro collapses, it will be followed by the demise of the European Union.

  227. 227
    Not a Nigel Fan says:

    A leg end…yes…

  228. 228
    Annabelle says:

    I know but I’m not saying

  229. 229
    UK Fred says:

    I want to know why people living in England don’t get to vote on continuing the union with Scotland. Most of us would like to get rid of those Buckie-swilling dole-scrounging layabouts. Espoecially the Scots who have emigrated to England.

  230. 230
    UK Fred says:

    Clegg: it’s the Scottish word for horse-fly.


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