December 13th, 2011

Miliband’s Amateur Grid

Credit where credit is due, so kudos to Sam Coates of the Times for getting hold of Ed’s media grid for this week. Much has been said about the amateur feel of Miliband’s media operation, but nobody had quite realised how bad it was until the written proof emerged. The same message is hammered everyday without deviation, but with plenty of repetition. An opposition needs more than one vacuous, non-costed, promise a day. Only a handful of faces are allowed a look in, though Guido is looking forward to who the “weekend guests” might be.

One thing that did amuse was the assumption that Labour will win on Thursday’s Heathrow airport by-election. The visit is already planned in for the next day. It somewhat undermines the whole “every vote counts, not taking anything for granted” message. An all round PR disaster. 


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

    At least Tony was good at spin.

  2. 2
    Rat's arse says:

    Why oh why do some people take Millitwit seriously? It beggers belief.

  3. 3
    Terry Torial says:

    Come on Billy

  4. 4
    Super Zuffle says:

    And lying

  5. 5
    Passenger does what we've all wanted to do says:

    The video has become an internet hit. Good on him.

  6. 6
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Bring back my blank sheet of paper….

  7. 7
    Demetrius says:

    Fri 16 EM Visit. I come not to bury Labour but to praise it.

  8. 8
    What a plonker. says:

    Millitwat the man who just keeps on giving . Thank you ,thank you.

  9. 9

    I might “fly in” to lend my support. Should help the boyo-band no end, eh?

  10. 10
    Jimmy says:

    Yes he’s really taking a punt on that one isn’t he?

    Looks like Dave Gimmick is predicting the same result given his support for his candidate there.

  11. 11
    MrAngry61 says:

    Oh crap – Saturday is the “International Migrants Day Occupy London Rally” – God only knows what RedEd’s interest is in migrants acting up, other than promising them the Earth to vote Labour…

  12. 12
    Evie Lennon says:

    Jimmy petal, there’s only one politician who deserves the middle name of ‘gimmick’.

  13. 13
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    So true, I seem to always shake my head inadvertently (in disbelief) whenever I see his stupid boat.

  14. 14
    Well it's a thought says:

    Oh yeh!, oh yeh!, oh yeh!, fck that waters cold.

  15. 15
    Nicholas Ridley (deceased) says:

    I can see Big Man getting locked up and the fuckwit student collecting £100K from Scottish Rail for infringement of Human Rights. Sad but likely

  16. 16
    Boy Mulcaster says:

    Millbean will be a sobbing wreck on election night May 2015 as his brother puts the knife in along with what is left of the Labour Party. He makes Kinnock almost look good.
    Dave will be sorry to see him go

  17. 17
    Time To Stand Up says:

    No court in the land should convict him.

  18. 18
    Basil the Cat says:

    Me too.

  19. 19
    Credit Where It Is Due says:

    But how does he rate compared to Michael Foot?

  20. 20
    Popeye says:

    Every time I see Milliband on television I am reminded of a schoolboy (nerd) pretending to be grown up.
    Maybe it’s me?

  21. 21
    Popeye says:

    Foot was inches taller, even in a donkey jacket.

  22. 22
    Jimmy says:

    Put him in charge of taxdodgers.

  23. 23
    Gordon Brown says:

    Why aren’t I a hero?

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Jimmy just doesnt get it.

  25. 25
    A Doctor says:

    That is quite a common reaction at this time of year. It is often accompanied by nausea and, in cases, when the channel changer is not working, spontaneous vomitting.

    Medical science has yet to come up with a cure.

  26. 26
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Ed Who ?

  27. 27
    Rat's arse says:

    Popeye you are right – he is a dork [in fact he gives dorks a bad name].

  28. 28
    Fred the Shred ( knighted by Gordon Brown ) says:

    Er, cos you ruined the U.K. economy ??

  29. 29
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I feel sorry for him, after a lifetime of brainwashing and indoctrination I doubt very much if we will ever get any common sense from him.

    Brought up surrounded by sanctimonius leftie “intellectuals” he is now in a world that has no reality other than the warped definitions spoon fed to him by others.

  30. 30
    smoggie says:

    Cain Miliband

  31. 31
    Selohesra says:

    Foot had principals which he stood by – albeit wrongly. Miliband has no principles and is just opportunist. (note two different spellings of p word to hedge my bets)

  32. 32
    Great British Public says:

    NO IDEA….

  33. 33
    Cell time says:

    Brilliant! It should catch on.

  34. 34
    chinky bear keeper says:

    kinda feeling sorry for ed … still a knut though … just a very sad pathetic one

  35. 35
    Pagan apostacy says:

    Well it saves him from his responsibilities in Doncaster. I think he’s been there once.

    Perhaps he’s got a view on the ‘progressive’ move to eliminate the shield of St George from the ‘branding’ of the parish church that has borne that emblem since the middle ages. Now no Cross of Christ, nor E=nglish flag, nor Shield of the patron Saint of E-ngland marks the church of Saint George of the Church of En=gland, in Engl-and

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

    Have a look as this blog, and have a say?

  37. 37
    joescotus says:

    if this consumate tit was a doctor would you let him anywhere near you or you family

  38. 38
    Cell time says:

    Child Obesity stats out tomorrow! Gripping stuff.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Paris CAC 40: 3078.72 Change: -10.87 (-0.35%)

    FTSE 100: 5490.15 Change: +62.29 (1.15%)

  40. 40
    Family Man says:

    why woud he hvve eny ida hes’ not En=gl.ish

  41. 41
    Superman says:

    Greedy B(w)ankers ruined the country.Brown was seduced by them.But had Tories been in power history would have been the same.Bankers always vote Tory with good (self) reason

  42. 42
    Sarkozy's Investors says:

    FTSE 100 Current: 5490.15, Change: +62.29 (1.15%)

    Paris CAC 40 Current: 3078.72 Change: -10.87 (-0.35%)

  43. 43
    joescotus says:

    fuck knows,,, honestly

  44. 44
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Not quite, Tories warned Brown when he stripped the power from the Bank of England to oversea banks etc that it would cause problems ( see hansard) 1998 .

  45. 45
    Chuka Umunna says:

    Good idea – you might even get me to pay up.

  46. 46
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    No moderation as well ;-) (not my blog btw)

  47. 47
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    No, but the shop owner is.


    I’m here all week, Don’t forget to tip your waitresses.

  48. 48
    AC1 says:

    Why not just change the tax system to not punish success and be un-dodgable?

    LVT; it’s advocated by Capitalists and hated by Malthusians.

  49. 49
    Anon says:

    So it was the greedy bankers who caused the ruinous national debt (which had reached crisis-point before the credit crunch), and it was the greedy bankers who ‘forced’ Gordon Brown to create a record structural deficit, even when tax receipts were at their highest-ever level?

    “Big bad nasty bankers made me do it!” – G. Brown.

  50. 50
    Anon says:

    Loads of blogs aren’t moderated. Mine isn’t.

  51. 51
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just askin people to have a look thats all.

  52. 52

    The words I fear most of all are not from Ed but from Gordon.

    The moment I ever hear him say, “Well the sun will always come up tomorrow”, we are all doomed.

  53. 53
    Cart before the horse says:

    I’m curious – Ed’s sheet bangs on about “5 pt plan, jobs & growth”.

    Shouldn’t it be “growth and (then) jobs”?

  54. 54
    Conservation is in... says:

    All parties go thru amateurish phases. Having said that the world is going conserv….ative.

  55. 55
    Sarah Brown says:

    I’m putting some of Gordan’s old things on ebay to raise some cash for christmas.
    Please bid generously.

    1. Box set of handkerchiefs. Still in shrink wrap.
    2. Oil painting portrait of Tony Blair by renowned artist Tracey Emin. Signed by Tony -“To my good friend and comrade, little Gordy” Slight damage – footprint shaped hole where Tony’s face should be.
    3. Box of about 80 damaged Nokia’s . Various models. Useful for spares.
    4. Box of unwatched DVD’s. In themselves worth about £1.99 each. Unfortunately all are Region 1 and only play in USA. However they have history: Gift from President Obama. Comes with the original receipt;
    [$72.00 – less discount – $28.99] and plastic carrier bag from the ‘Atlanta Video Shack’ Atlanta airport. And a signed card {still price marked -1.79p WH SMITHS} “To my good buddy and go to numbers guy -Mr Prudent! Swell to meet you and your friend Sarah. Obama”
    5. Arctic monkeys CD Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Played once.
    6. Timotei shampoo. 15 gallon drum. Unopened.
    7. 1/300 th scale airfix Model of the Titanic.
    8. 1/3000 replica dolls house. Wood. Authentic. Modeled on the bank of England -{Note* Gold bars missing}
    9. 10,000 copies of ‘Beyond the crash.’ Buyer collects. Accept any reasonable offer.
    10. House of commons MP pass 2011. In original envelope. condition.

    Place your bids!
    I accept offers by tweet too!

  56. 56
    AC1 says:

    No, Gordon Brown ruined the country and bankrupted the world.

    He needed to maximise spend to pay his tax and spend policies. The only way to do that was to maximise debt, and he did that by removing all reserve requirements.

    The FSA made sure everyone followed their vast array of nonsense regulation, except regulating the most important thing, the systematic volume of credit (which was off limits because it was Gordo’s Golden Goose).

  57. 57
    Sarah Brown says:


  58. 58
    the madcap laughs says:

    Journalists, politicians, political bloggers and bottom-feeders will talk about/at themselves until the cows come home.

    It’s what Britain does best. Personally, I wish they would get into something real.

  59. 59
    Fuck Off With The Revisionist History LeftWing BedWetters. Utopia Will Never Come. says:

    ‘But had Tories been in power history would have been the same’

    Who forced Labour to stop following the Tory plans already set out that they followed for their first term to great success?

    Oh yeah that great colossus of crap called Gordon Brown who then spent the next two terms trying to cover up his failures.

  60. 60
    A certain short-arsed Frog says:

    Ah, merde.

  61. 61
  62. 62
    smoggie says:

    They also made him sell the nation’s gold at rock bottom prices. Shame on them.

  63. 63
    Basil the Cat says:

    No he’s a c’unt.

  64. 64
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Nobody reads the a d v e r t s, do they, dear?

  65. 65
    smoggie says:

    I’d need more than 5 pints before I started believing that prick.

  66. 66
    the madcap laughs says:

    Fuck, NO! I’m off to Tescos, Elsie.

  67. 67
    AC1 says:

    Because the facts of life are conservative*.

    *Pity that the Tory party isn’t.

  68. 68
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Please, please, people voting in the Heathrow by-election, do not vote for labour. Show them what up for what they did to the country.

  69. 69
    Screech says:

    That’s ‘coz I taught him everything he knows.

  70. 70
    AC1 says:

    You are a muslim in Belgium and i claim my 5, soon to be worthless, euros.

  71. 71
    smoggie says:

    It was worth looking just to read you telling some young lass that she has bigger balls than you.

  72. 72
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Have a good one, dear. The fenugreek’s slightly stale this week.

  73. 73
    Superman says:

    Right wing press ran campaign against Brown telling him not to interfere in banks affairs.
    “How can government tell banks who they can lend to?” Was general theme. Governments mistake wan not telling them who they could NOT lend to.
    Tories would have been no different.Aren’t Cameron and Clegg banking stock? What stupid people the Brits are.The banks ruin us and we elect bankers with opposition led by a wanker.We deserve what we get

  74. 74
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I had to turn off today’s Daily Politics Show. The left wing biased Jo Coburn had Mark Serwotka and Jack Straw on. Both liars and shysters.
    I notice that she never once interrupted either. If it’s a coalition MP she asks a question and another while the first is being answered.

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

    Brown removed supervison from the Bank Of England to the FSA over banks.

    How banks needed bailing out under Lady thatcher and John Major and how many needed bailing out T Blair and G Brown?

    Answer that.

  76. 76
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You are Ed Balls, come on admit it, gotcha.

  77. 77
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    Ok, yeah but at least she has done it and published.

  78. 78
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    You suffer from ADHD, don’t you Billy, dear? It is one of yours. Try going outside, dear. It won’t kill you.

  79. 79
    Virgin Bankers says:

    Which banker did we elect?
    Can’t think of any front bench or shadow front bench from the banking sector.

    David laws perhaps?

  80. 80
    smoggie says:

    The jawbone of an ass certainly springs to mind.

  81. 81
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him “services” on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note. The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town. No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.
    And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the Greek bailout package works

  82. 82
    Archer Karcher says:

    Of course Ed Bandwagon would not even contemplate for one moment any such behaviour. Why no, he is of such high moral standing that he would never stoop to using de*ad children or cancer sufferers as political pawns to suit his attack lines.

  83. 83
    Ed Miliband says:

    For all those still waiting for an answer to the question “would Labour have signed the new EU treaty?”

    Your question is important to us and we will get back to you with an answer shortly. Probably before 2018.

    2020 at the latest.

  84. 84
    Were in it but not together says:

    Where’s all the bribe money, that’s not been taken into account, Euro and now Britain can’t work without bribes.

  85. 85
    His Lardship John Prescott says:

    This little girl is over the moon about it:

  86. 86
    Ed Miliband says:

    So the debt is only 100 euros?
    Funny, I thought it was more.

  87. 87
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Ed couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.

    He’s not fit to lead a dog, let alone a political party.

  88. 88
    WVM says:

    Are you suggesting after thirteen years of a Labour government they had nothing to do with it?

    I’m not defending the banks here, they fucked up big time, they all did across the whole western world. But the suggestion here that the Tories would have done the same as Labour is laughable. The banks weren’t running the country either, Labour are fully responsible for the role they had in all this and there is no getting away with it.

    Here is a Graph showing you the proven figures, and it’s from the Guardian too so no claims of bias please. As mentioned by the enlighten poster above Labour only stuck to Tory plans for their first term, after that they when back to type. That being spend spend spend and fuck the consequences the Tories can pay it off when they get in and we’ll slag them off wile they do it. No boom and bust, higher taxes a million none jobs and a PC entitlement culture etc etc Gordon fuckin’ Brown.

    They’re both to blame!

  89. 89
    Just Another City Rent Seeker says:

    …but you didn’t claim your five quid, so I WILL do…

  90. 90
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Brown blames a wunch of bankers for his faults, goes AWOL when the FSA point the fingers of blame in his direction.

  91. 91
    a moron touched by a sad twat's pathetic appeal says:

    OK I won’t

  92. 92
    Multiculti Proxi Farmer says:

    Shouldn’t you post that message in Hindi or somesuch?

  93. 93
    WVM says:

    He couldn’t run a fuckin’ bath!

  94. 94
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ed is not allowed near the hot tap.

  95. 95
    man on a tram says:

    I see your cuпt, and raise to useless fucking cuпt.

  96. 96
    until he climbs back onto says:

    Think your appealing to the wrong people on the wrong blog, Camby has just extended his sell by date until he jumps off the lifeboat and goes back onto the Titanic.

  97. 97
    occupy my brain space, it's empty says:

    “I know families who are counting the baked beans on their plates.”

  98. 98
    pulse of the nation says:

    Have you, on your daily business out and about, yet heard a single person condemn Cameron for the stance he took in Brussels?
    I havent.

  99. 99
    Were in it but not together says:

    Wrong blog, wrong people, this blog is a teensy weensy right wing, well until Camby jumps off the lifeboat and back on to the Titanic , then just run.

  100. 100
    Who said this says:

    “The Government’s interest in this area is specific and clear – to safeguard the light touch and proportionate regulatory regime that has made London a magnet for international business.”

    Clue: It wasn’t McFuckwit.

  101. 101
    I don't need no doctor says:

    There’s no money left, well according to that labour arsewipe Liam Byrne.

  102. 102
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    That would work in a zero tax system. However, if you take off approximately 25% tax at each transaction, nobody pays off their debts, and the tax is spent by the politicians on German cars and the benefits brigade on 3D TV’s from China. So the German needs to put down lots more than he can ever hope to get back.

  103. 103
    Unsuccessful applicant for ticket inspector job says:

  104. 104
    Were in it but not together says:

    Most people get on with their lives, us idiots try to tell them but Christmas is a few weeks away and they don’t give a toss.

  105. 105
    I don't need no doctor says:

    A labour policy, more rare than seeing a Higgs Boson particle.

  106. 106
    Jimmy says:

    Has tended to be hated by tories too. I agree it’s worth another look.

  107. 107
    Well it's a thought says:

    Remember a Liebour policy is just a policy until a tame judge says it isn’t a policy but just a dream, not even a wet one

  108. 108
    genghiz the kahn says:


  109. 109
    relieved says:

    Ed’s appeal to the “Floating Voter” fails spectacularly as the only sympathisers are “Voting Floaters” -and they say you can’t polish those.

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

    The Tories are naughty people and labour are angels read more :

  111. 111
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The tory party is conservative – pity about it’s leader.

  112. 112
    joescotus says:

    coburn is a not very talented lefty no mark can’t recall how many times she lets leftys off the hook
    brillo on the other hand try’s to put across joe publics opinion(..look minister i know, the general public know, our faithfull viewers know…….. your’ a lying Hunt… now bearing that in mind why wont you answer the question ,,you lying Hunt?

  113. 113
    Sue Denim says:

    Thu 15th – Parliament

    DCMS Orals


  114. 114
    Well it's a thought says:

    Maybe that’s why Ed has no policies he knows after the Liebour Lisbon referendum lies nobody believes a word they say, he couldn’t have people asking questions about them as he migh tjust slip up and be honest..

  115. 115
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The first P is the head of an institution, the second P is a fundamental moral moral belief, Happily for Socialists, they are devoid of such things. Living on the public teat is not a principle.

  116. 116
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Belgium does really quite well during a record-breaking 541 days without government.

    A government is formed on 6 December, and a week later 3 people die and scores are injured by a crazed gunman.

    I’m just sayin’…

  117. 117
    Engineer says:

    It took an £8bn research project to find the Higgs boson. It will probably cost a lot more to find a Labour policy.

  118. 118
    Pull my Finger says:

    Brown is a financial spastic

  119. 119

    I am curious – yellow?

  120. 120
    History Buff says:

    I know for a fact that Mother Teresa was Labour, so was Gandhi, and Batman, what’s your point Billy?

  121. 121
    Engineer says:

    We’re in imminent danger of being able to name six famous Belgians – Hercule Poirot, Tintin, Herman Van Rumpy-Pumpy, Marc Dutroix, the grenade bloke…

    OK. Five famous Belgians.

  122. 122
    I don't need no doctor says:

    That makes as much sense as listening to Ed Miliband.

  123. 123
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    It is a fact tho ;-)

  124. 124
    Correct says:

    Correct genghiz.

    Ed Balls was instrumental in pushing the FSA to pursue light touch regulation.
    He should be reminded of this and the above at every opportunity.

  125. 125
    WVM says:

    I believe the hotel desk is playing the role of a fractional reserve bank here, made me think about it for a wile as I’m not financially literate or understand economics so thanks for the story Mr Quango. What I found interesting though is that in this circle of debt it only takes one person to not pay there debts on time and a domino effect of defaults takes place.

  126. 126
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Walks through the corridors of life pushing doors marked pull.

  127. 127
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Four actually, the grenade bloke topped himself.

  128. 128
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    While you’re about it, whats the £- Euro rate?

  129. 129
    Durr... says:

    It’s not in government alone either, though many here seem to wish it was. It’s a C O A L I T I O N ‘cos they didn’t get enough votes to win, remember?

  130. 130
    Cell time says:

    Financial is completely superfluous in that sentence.

  131. 131

    It has already been done. £8TN (including unfunded committments).

    All spent.

    And they found nothing.

    And our grandchildren as yet unborn will be still paying the tab.

  132. 132
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Vince was a banker once – he was lefted to spend more time with his family.

  133. 133
    Engineer says:

    Makes the LHC look like a Christmas stocking-filler, doesn’t it?

  134. 134
    Dr Fuckwit says:

    The French typified by de Gaulle have never forgiven us for liberating them from Hitler. Their self loathing finds its expression in a hatred for their saviours, the British. Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome they now embrace their former oppressors. Its that simple.

  135. 135
    Absence of wit says:

    Where are Bill Quango and Sir William Waad? Their posts are always the most amusing in a sea of Billy Bowden’s drivel.

  136. 136
    Rufus Stone says:

    Neither would I if he were a politician

  137. 137
    Daily Bullshit on the BBCEU. says:

    Ed Miliband looks like a schoolboy! He should get himself a glove puppet that whispers all the answers into his ear.

  138. 138
    Absence of wit says:

    And if the commenter who does the Tony Soprano posts can contribute more, that’d be even better.

  139. 139

    1000 LHCs. We could all have one and there would still be hundreds to spare.

    Happy Christmas BTW! To one of the good guys.

  140. 140
    Gordon Brown says:

    Why haven’t Help for Heroes sent me a cheque?

  141. 141
    Mr Garrison says:

    What do you say to that Mr Hat?

  142. 142
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    To all you fucking EU Krauts and gutless Froggies

  143. 143
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    You’re thinking of ‘Help for fucking mongs’ Gordon. Red Ed is first in line for the help.

  144. 144
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Well I hear Red Ed likes a fist up his arse.

  145. 145
    Mr Mackey says:

    Drugs are bad, mmkay?

  146. 146
    Speed Demon says:

    Sky says Chris Huhne made an outburst calling Cameron Billy No-mates. Isn’t that enough for Cameron to sack him?

  147. 147

    Belgium is just like any other country, including ourselves.

    They have perfectly nice people living there, as we do in England (and, dare I mention it(?), those Celtic fringes).

    The problem is the cυnts at the top.

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:

    Given that Ed Mil is clearly in the wrong job (is it the Peter principle – being promoted to your level of maximum incompetence?) I took to musing on what would suit him better. Unfortunately I could only imagine him helping Gwendoline run her knitting emporium. Got any better ideas?

  149. 149
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Or a load of CAC?

  150. 150
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    You ge more than 1.18 to the pound today – but don’t rush to buy any, they’ll just keep getting cheaper.

  151. 151
    Super Zuffle says:

    Its a coalition because of Labours inbuilt %7 advantage! Still that problem should be Ironed out soon :)

  152. 152
    Say What? says:

    Is it true the UK would pay 80 percent of the Europe-wide financial-transactions tax the EU Commission says would raise 57 billion euros ($75 billion) a year? The tax Sarkozy and Merkel endorse to raise bail-out funds for the 17 Euro zone Counties?

    It says yes on

    If true – Why are the UK media and government not trumpeting that fact in debates here and with our EU Partners?

  153. 153

    He already has one. He’s called Dave Prentis. And he’s like the dummy from Magic.

    “I think .. maybe Cameron is right..maybe I should say I’ll cut the deficit.”
    The Prentis dummy turns its head. “Don’t do that..I wouldn’t do that. I’d raise taxes on the rich and double the minimum wage.””

    “No..that’s not a good idea..there’s no money.”

    “Sure there is..plenty of rich suckers wanna give you money Ed. You’re a winner.”

    “No..I think I’ll announce a real spending freeze.”

    “If you do that..I’lll te-eelllllll. I’ll tell how you touch yourself in the bath. Want me to tell? I’ll do it, kid. You know I will.”

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    Engineer says:

    Thank you! All I can say is that it takes one to spot one, and may I heartily reciprocate the sentiment to you and yours.

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    Piss loving muslim man says:

    We demands that you ban alcohols, the porks, the televisionings and Wagon Wheels! This is our countries!

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    According to Gary Gibbon on C4 News, Huhne had the temerity to criticise Cameron for not following the correct procedure.

    Maybe he’d like the Police and the CPS to follow the correct procedure – because we all would.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    Congratulations on summing up the Eurozone so concisely

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    Time will cure all.

    Chris will find plenty of mates before long who want to explore his environment to see if it is as green as he professes.

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    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    In 1966 upon being told that President Charles DeGaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. Troops must be evacuated off French soil President Lyndon Johnson mentioned to Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he should ask DeGaulle about the Americans buried in France. Dean implied in his answer that that DeGaulle should not really be asked that in the meeting at which point President Johnson then told Secretary of State Dean Rusk:

    “Ask him about the cemeteries Dean!”

    That made it into a Presidential Order so he had to ask President DeGaulle.

    So at end of the meeting Dean did ask DeGaulle if his order to remove all U.S. troops from French soil also included the 60,000+ soldiers buried in France from World War I and World War II.

    DeGaulle, embarrassed, got up and left and never answered.

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    There's a reason the LimDums never get elected. says:

    Yes. Cameron is now extremely popular, whereas Chris Huhne is, and always has been, and always will be, a complete cunt, despised by everyone.

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    Comedy stylings says:

    Bill, funnily enough I posted a comment just ten mins ago, which is still awaiting moderation for some reason, asking where you and Sir William are as your posts are usually the most entertaining.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ed was the spolit little brother. You can just hear him say “but David wants to be leader so I do, it’s not fair” Scream, scream, scream.

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    Health & Safety inspector for parks and public spaces.

    Head of tick box management at the council.

    Target on a rifle range

    Mayor of Trumpton

    Geography supply teacher

    Bloke who dashes out during guest shots on the One Show to reattach the presenters lapel mic.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    One so far – a Hampstead Lib Dim. Also thought that a referendum was madness as ‘politicians know much more about it than the people’.

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    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Foot’s principles extended to taking money from the Soviets. Oleg Gordievsky the KGB man in London handed over dosh and said so in his book. The NOTW printed this and Foot sued them for libel. Sadly, Foot did not go as far as to sue Gordievsky’s publisher. Hmmm, I wonder why?

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    There's a reason the LimDums never get elected. says:

    Good point. Did Chris Huhne follow the correct procedure when the police sent him his well-deserved fine for his speeding offence, that he incurred whilst he was driving in a dangerous manner, a manner likely to endanger lives?

    No he fucking didn’t.

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    Tony Soprano says:

    Did I hear my name taken in vain?

    Actually, I have been watching the whole Cameron-taking-on-the-dwarf-and-hausfrau story, and I gotta tell you, that Dave went up miles in my estimation; what a pair of cugliones he’s got! If he needs any back-up, I could lend him some, details to be worked out of course.

    As for that zhethrool Miliband, he’s like that Kevin Pollak character in Casino, one of my favorite movies; doesn’t know too much, doesn’t want to know too much.

    I’m gonna start a betting pool over/under how many seats Labour loses in the next election– we’re gonna get an expert from London to help us on this one.

    You want me to keep commenting? Sure, I’ll do it; Tony Soprano to let you down? Fuhgeddaboudit!

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    Charles De Conk says:

    England must pay! They must pay for their cowardly surrender in 1940.
    If it wasn’t for France liberating the British empire in 1944 they’d all still be speaking German.

    He-haw, he-haw, he-haw.

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    All Labour MPs are subhuman filth says:

    Pressure-chamber tester.

    As in: put him in a pressure chamber and pressurize it to – I don’t know – 20 atmospheres, then de-pressurize it, rapidly.

    Repeat the process non-stop, for several days. Perhaps Ed Balls could sit in there with him, to keep Miliband company.

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    Joe Pesci says:

    You seen Frankie Googootz lately? That motherless fuck owes me money.

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    AC1 says:

    It’s a coalition because Dave’s a major liability.

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    Can’t believe you left off Plastic Bertrand.

    “Ca Plane pour moi!”

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    WVM says:

    That’s Billy’s Kryptonite Superman, suck it up!

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    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:


    The BBC will be broadcasting a play on Radio 4 this Friday afternoon.

    Afternoon Play – Beyond Borders
    How, in 1950, secret French plans created the organization that became the European Union.

    Has Timothy West in it (Isn’t he well known for his right wing sympathies?)

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    WVM says:

    We’re full up so fuck off!

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    Funny how you spend so much time apart from your hero says:

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    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Isn’t TinTin two blokes?

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    Ex-Labour voter says:

    And even if we weren’t full, they should still fuck off.

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    phwoarrr says:

    I know its good to detest France n all, but we have Little Mix, France has this…

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    Bulldog Drummond says:

    Me too.

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    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    He couldn’t run a one ticket raffle.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    And loonies with a pocket full of grenades.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Since retardEd is an atheist Jew, I’d imagine he’s 100% behind the de-anglification of the church.

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    nellnewman says:

    My Goodness that says it all ‘ militwit the all round PR disaster’ !!

    He reminds me very much of Michael Foot

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    WVM says:

    Not everyone, I’ve chosen to detest the Hunt instead.

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    Ronald Kray says:

    I can put you in touch with plenty o’ blokes ‘oo’ll ‘elp ya on that betting pool, my Eyetie-American counterpart; of course, a slight remuneration in advance won’t go amiss for me and bruvva Reg. Of course, once we know which way YOU’RE going on the bet, we can sorta “goose” the results a bit with what we know about certain MPs ‘oose “indiscretions,” shall we say, we know about only too well from up-close-and-personal observation; again, a service charge will be in order per customary practice in these matters. I look forward to our collaboration, Tony!

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    nellnewman says:

    Pity she can’t sing.

    As for the rest well that’s what we expect from the land of the poison french dwarf.

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    Super Zuffle says:

    It’s a coalition because the electorate are a liability

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    anon. says:

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    WVM says:

    Ulala that’s one sexy looking bitch :)

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    Billy Batts says:

    I ain’t seen him, ya li’l finucchio, now go home and get yer freakin’ shine box!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Looks like another load of fucking angst and bullshit to me, Billy – maybe she’ll get signed up by the Independent and become Bridget Jones MkII. Or maybe she’ll just keep posting supposedly insightful bollocks for the metrosexuals to wank over.

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    nellnewman says:


    I thought reading that that you were those handful of folks left in the tents at olsx.

    Their demands are about the same although of course they change every other day as they experiment with different ideas and try and find some sort of cause to latch onto.

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    nellnewman says:

    Let’s see the libdems and labour annihilated at the next election first.

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    Bulldog Drummond says:

    What about Van Damm the Muscles from Brussels. Ah maybe not.

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    smug turd says:

    I’d rather see Jimmy Carr dead

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    AC1 says:

    But first, a detour to London…

    As readers will recall, the actual office that blew up the world the first time around, was not even based in the US. It was a small office located on the top floor of 1 Curzon Street in London’s Mayfair district, run by one Joe Cassano: the head of AIG Financial Products. The reason why this office of US-based AIG was in London, is so that Cassano could sell CDS as far away from the eye of Federal regulators as possible. Which he did. In fact he sold an unprecedented $2.7 trillion worth of CDS just before the firm collapsed due to one small glitch in the system – the assumption that home prices could go down as well as up. Yet the real question is why he sold so much CDS? The answer is simple – in a world of limited real assets, the only way to generate a practically limitless cash flow annuity would be to sell synthetic insurance on a virtually infinite amount of synthetic underlying. Which he did. Only when it came time to pay the claims, AIG blew up, forcing the government to bail it out, and set off the chain of events where we find ourselves now, where every day could be the developed world’s last if not for the ongoing backstops, guarantees and bailouts of the central banking regime.

    What is greatly ironic is that in the aftermath of the AIG collapse, the UK was shamed into admitting that it was its own loose, lax and unregulated system that allowed such unsupervised insanity to continue for as long as it did. As the Telegraph reminds us, “Conservative Party Treasury spokesman Philip Hammond called for a public inquiry into the FSA’s oversight of AIG Financial Products in Mayfair. “We must not allow London to become a bolthole for companies looking for a place to conduct questionable activities,” he said. “This sounds like a monumental cock-up by the FSA,” said Lib Dem shadow chancellor Vince Cable. “It is deeply ironic,” he added, that Brown was in Brussels last week calling for tougher global financial regulation just as the scandal over the FSA’s role in one of the key regulatory failures at the root of the global panic emerged as an international issue.” It is ironic because the trail in the MF Global collapse, where it is yet another infinitely leveragable product that once again comes to the fore, once again goes straight to that hub for “questionable activities” – London.

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    Qui Bono says:

    Parliament on thursday for Ed?

    DCMS Orals Same sex marriages ??????? Check it out.

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    Bulldog Drummond says:

    Either Cameron should sack him or better still The Met arrest him. Game over both ways. Huhne really is a very smug self rightous individual who’s face would make a very nice puch bag.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    That’s what you get for having a minister called Jeremy.

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    AC1 says:

    >“How can government tell banks who they can lend to?”

    They shouldn’t. They should just supervise a decent reserve requirement, and that it is being followed. This then controls the volume of systematic credit.

    Of course if you’re a tax and spend maniac like Gordo Brown you might want systematic credit to go ballistic…

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    Yet another hypocritical left-wing BBC Comedian says:

    It’s perfectly ok when we do it :)

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    AC1 says:

    Well they failed at that. There was REAMS of regulation coming out of the FSA….

    Regulating everything except credit volumes, well morons of all parties thought that property getting less affordable made the country richer, rather than the obvious answer.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    The grenade bloke was some sort of North African muzbot, so it’s still 4 famous Belgians.

    Mind you, I’d add Rene Magritte to the list, so that makes 5.

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    AC1 says:

    and on why transfer taxation is so bad.

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    AC1 says:

    It’s just really netting off the existing debts…

    Off course if you’re a bank bondholder or a state that taxes transactions you’d hate netting off (and the resultant fall in risk).

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    AC1 says:

    We found a load of Bozo’s…

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    [male chauvinist mode]

    Cor Blimey! Crikey!

    I’d be on that quicker than Peter Hain to a mining tragedy.

    [/male chauvinist mode]

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    JH says:

    I call that a ‘Shackleton’ arse.

    It is heading South.

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    AC1 says:

    and a relgious conviction that they need throwing.

    Compare the AlBBC treatment of the Belgium and Italian shootings…

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    The Paragnostic says:

    “the cunts at the top”.

    You mean Jockland?

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    Heaven forbid he would put a labour minister under such pressure.

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    AC1 says:

    Model for Wallace from Aardman animation’s Wallace and Gromit.

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    nell. You need to be in possession men’s genes in order to understand to what Mr phwoarrr is referring. The singing is immaterial when your tongue is lolling out so far as to be unconsciously licking the carpet whilst gazing enrapt at the box. When we get to be 105 plus, we might just be cured of it … possibly. Take pity at the male condition.

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    JH says:

    Oh, let them have their anti-Thatch fun – it’s all they have left. Besides, I can’t wait until Tony Benn dies. The Lefties are fast running out of how-dare-you-question-them heroes. The maximum imbecile didn’t quite make it over the bar for some reason.

    PS – BBC – before you try it on with more attempts to beatify him, Ralph Milliband was just a Marxist c*nt whose self-loathing spilled over onto the country that supported him.

    His c*nt sons continue the process with aplomb.

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    will says:

    Jimmy dont worry when you die the only people who will come to your funeral will be to check that you really are dead.

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Nice crevasse, though.

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    Ahh miss you Neal….

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    Ironic that your interpretation should represent an almost complete Venn diagram overlap when compared with mine.

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    joescotus says:

    tbft i like that little story sums up the french to a tee all fucking mouth & no balls the bastards

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    Anonymous says:

    … at least he did not steal other peoples lines, or go off in a huff when somebody tore him a new one

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Bouncer at Mothercare ?

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    South of the M4 says:

    With ‘ friends’ like Sarkozy – being billy no mates seems the right choice.

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    Mike Hunt says:

    According to Hansard, you were tweeting that you wouldn’t have signed.

    Hypocritical two faced cunt.

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    Transverse, splaying or longitudinal?

    Just arskin?

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    Anonymous says:

    This will only work if the hotel owner is both a debtor and creditor and for the same amount in each case. Oh, it also helps if the “loan” from the German is interest free.

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    Take it that is a pathological ouch?

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    A traffic warden snitch.

    He would sneak around the streets reporting on any traffic wardens who were not diligently doing their job to the up most, reporting behind their back to control centre with names and any car numbers they missed.

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    nellnewman says:


    Not dead yet Cat .

    Suspect it has a parallel to how we females might feel when we view some nicely tanned muscled male.

    Not that one’s likely to find a french one of them. Apparently the gallics are all rather short and scrawny a la sarkozy!

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    joescotus says:

    if ever a useless arse hole deserved a ginormous boot up said arse hole this fucking useless eu carpetbagging , expenses thieving ,play the system “mi wife glinnis has been rock steady buy mi side in the great struggle for social ,,,, fuck and die ya windfilled welsh c*unt

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    Albert Finney says:

    I starred in a film once where a little girl sang that. Only, with her you believed it.

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    Great British Public says:


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    nellnewman says:

    Was trying to think of a modern day leftwing equivalent to Mrs T.

    Difficult because they don’t have anyone with brains. But the man, these days militwit et al worship of course is kinnochio. Presumably because of the personal £millions hes been able to trough out of the eu. It has made him into a leftwing god,

    And it’s no secret that miriam wants cleggie to follow in kinnochios footsteps and make his own personal fortune for the family the same way.

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    It’s hard to say without carrying out stress tests on the arse……er……the surrounding area.

    A firm squeeze should suffice. Science demands it.

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    Gooey Blob says:

    The BBC won’t cover it because they’re biased.

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    annette curton says:

    Well, what a brilliant witticism, no doubt if somebody had said that about him he would have got PC Plod to give a swift knock at the door to those responsible and then demanded compensation via the Leveson enquiry, and as to the rest of the BBC luvvy brigade, don’t we just love them too?. Man in Polar bear suit says: is it safe to come out now?.

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    Giving me a crampon just looking at her.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


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    mr wonderful says:

    nell, don’t mind Sc, he’s just coming to terms with the fact that he’s old and dried up, and nobody fancies him any more.

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    I would say that gordon brown and spastic was a tautology.

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    Work, work work.
    Not that MP stuff. That takes up about 4 hours a week now the interns are up to speed. I mean real work.

    Some times I think about joining Labour and just having the union send me a cheque once a month.

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    Bob Hoskins says:

    The Mafia? I shit ‘em.

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    Anonymous says:

    Did you reply with a tweet, ‘cos I will if not?

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    Gerard Depardieu is not small but he is rather seedy. Even more than I am, God help him!

    I find it one of the wonderful puzzles of life. What is it really like to be a woman who really fancies a man (when you are asking as a man) and vice versa? Unanswerable.

    The older you get, the more experience you have, the less you know… I find it oddly satisfying. (The only exceptions to this are politicians who, of course, know everything and have no mental room for self-doubt.)

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    Ed Miliband"s Handlers says:

    Javelin catcher at the Olympic Games?

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    Fred the Shred ( knighted by Gordon Brown ) says:

    I’ll second that.

    My unregulated, unsupervised financial whizz-kids will slice, dice, innovate and re-package that and earn me a huuuuuge bonus.

    Love you, Gordon xxx

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    A Brit says:


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    nellnewman says:

    I think it’s sad that Attenborough’s sterling reputation has now been destroyed by the the beebs rabid biased devotion to the scientifically insupportable theory of anthropogenic global warming.

    Not only were they happy to make statements about dying polar bears and shrinking icecaps that respectable scientists were telling them were incorrect if not out and out lies; they were also prepared to film sequences in labs that they said were filmed in the wild.

    And all to back up the beebs blind, biased support of agw!

    Discredited Big Time!!!

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    And the barman says “we only have cheese and onion or balsamic vinegar”

    A Higgs Boson particle walks into a bar.

    {I’m told this has them splitting their sides laughing over at Cern. must be an engineer’s joke.}

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    see you says:

    Lol, and that goes for you too Jimmy if you’re reading this!

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    joescotus says:

    50 years time muslims will be running uk

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    Red Eds media grid.

    Monday : these strikes are wrong …{repeat until Sunday}

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    Red Eds media grid.

    Monday : these strikes are wrong …{rep/eat until Sunday}

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Funny, that – Venn’s grandson was one of my teachers at school. I’d imagine the overlap includes both Brown and Goodwin ;-)

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    A Brit says:

    Just to add I have nothing against European peeps. It’s that awful European project/dictatorship that i detest, it is EVIL.

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    nellnewman says:

    ‘politicians who know everything and have no room for self doubt’

    Who on earth could fancy a politician ? their main attributes – to eat at the taxpayers expense and become fat, to tell lies, to live off other people’s hard work, to overestimate your contribution to society…………..

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    ‘Golf sale’ placard holder.

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    Ex-Labour voter says:

    It’s a sad fact of life the Ralph Miliband wasn’t gassed.

    It would certainly have spared the Parasite Party their current hand-wringing. Jeeze, they might even have a decent leader today, if Ed’s beloved Kraut scum had gassed Ed’s dad.

    And let’s be frank here: we save Ed’s Marxist family from richly-deserved extermination, and all Ed wants to do in return is sign us up to German domination. The word for a person who does that is: Hunt.

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    believe me says:

    Women are foul mouthed nutfucks.

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    A Brit (fourth attempt to beat the P-ea) says:

    Just to add I have nothing against Europe-an peeps. It’s that awful Europ-ean project/dictatorship that i detest, it is EVIL.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Looks like she needs a few good feeds to me, but then again I prefer my women to be Teather shaped.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Outrageous! +10^100!

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    Ex-Labour voter says:

    Aw! Ed’s pretending to be Tony Blair. Innit sweet? Bless! Ed’s pretending he’s got a brain.

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    annette curton says:

    Truly cring-worthy, what on Earth were they thinking about?.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    In full Frankie Boyle mode:

    Young Ed had a media grid
    To decide what he said and he did
    But no clever spin
    Could even begin
    To make him look less of a flid.

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    One may wonder what effect would either or both of those have on the truth tables?

    [insert any expression] = false.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


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    nellnewman says:

    Doubt it. Very much Doubt It! You live too much in one spot and need to get out and about more if you think that.

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    After I had finished with her, she would probably look like Teather. ;-)

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:


    There are many types of Credit Card:

    The ‘Ordinary Card’ for Joe Public or people with no money.
    The ‘Gold Card’ for people with some money or at least those trying to pretend they have money.
    The ‘Platinum Card’ for people who actually do have money or at least have the incriminating photographs safely hidden.
    The ‘Black Card’ for people who want nice things without having to go to the annoying trouble of having to pay for them…

    Too lazy, bone idle or coked off your tits to be bothered to work for what you want? With a Black Card, you can just help yourself to whatever you desire for free with nothing down and nothing to pay, and if you get caught? Well, you can simply ‘Play’ The Black Card and instantly have an army of do-gooders, liberal apologists and left-wing lentil farmers to speak up on your behalf. Avoid the rush, bomb down to the high street today and pick up a ‘Black Card’ from any participating business while stocks last.

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    EU must be joking says:

    Nigel Farage does it again! Look at that cuпt Barosso’s face as the truth is spelled out in no uncertain terms.

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    Calamity Clegg says:

    I do NOT want to lose the trappings of power……

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    Got Some Time On My Hands, JUST RESIGNED! says:

    Anyone know the best Quantum Mechanics book to start with?

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    global bollocks says:

    I hope David Bellamy is laughing his balls off at Attenborough the con artist’s predicament.

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    lol Cons 41% says:

    beeboids and labour will be crying into their breakfasts.

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    nellnewman says:

    Good for scotland! Oh Yes. Go on scotland .Clear off go it alone and join the eu and relieve us taxpayers of paying the bliars and browns Barnett formula to keep you in idle wealth.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    It’th thum thort of dethept-thion.

    I think.

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    All Labour-voters are subhuman scum says:

    That, and the French are complete and utter cunts.

    Who needs ‘partners’ like these?

    “a senior French politician warned that Britain will pay a price for Mr Cameron’s veto. Joseph Daul, the French MEP who leads the centre-Right European People’s Party, said the veto should mean that Britain is made to pay more towards the EU.”

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    OK. We have talked about French women and English women so why not American? The longer version of American Woman by Guess Who:

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    Anonymous says:

    I always struggle to fathom just how Brown, Labour and the Bankers could have believed that this age of growth and prosperity would continue forever. Not once in human history has man ever perfected the management of the economy and the management of the country’s finances, yet these arrogant Hunts believed they stumbled upon some sort of winning formula?

    If that government was the best Labour had to offer then god forbid Ed ever clutches onto power!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Just read the full PDF of the survey results, and looking at the weightings used, I’d estimate the true figures to be more like 43-36-7. They have massively underestimated the “others” support due to their weighting taking 80 responses down to 22 in the weighted results, their age related weighting doubles the influence of 18-2 year olds, and their overestimation of Labour is just par for the course.

    I wonder if YouGov will alter their weightings when the boundaries are changed, or whether they will still produce results showing Labour to be far more popular than they really are?

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    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    We’ll have to spin these figures and claim that thousands of Liebour voters have recently died because of the vicious Tory public spending cuts.

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    "His Lardship John Prescott" replying to AC1 says:

    In all seriousness, I’m glad you are concerned about children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, AC1, and you should be commended; it’s a serious disorder which causes agony to the parents of such children and naturally, our hearts go out to those children and the parents looking for a way to cope.

    Jessica Leonard, the little girl featured in the video, however, does not suffer from Prader-Willi. She was just over-indulged by her mother:

    And it’s heartwarming to know she is much healthier now.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    ( puts fingers in ears and shouts la-la-la-la-la-la-la )

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    Fred the Shred ( knighted by Gordon Brown ) says:

    Hold on !!! I don’t fancy the EU being in charge of my pension, thank you !!

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    EdButLookBalls says:

    With his dog after the war!

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    WVM says:

    Who the fuck do they think they are and how many more times do these twats need telling?

    We are NOT in the fuckin’ Euro and never have been, clean up your own mess!

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish the EU well.

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    What Matters says:

    Yes. True.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    Ha! BBBC have the quote & accompanying film clip on 2 separate web pages!

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    Herman van Rumboy says:

    Oh, fuck !!!!!!

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    WVM says:

    Indeed, how ironic.

  295. 295
    The Mighty Fallen says:

    Its usually money at the BBC.

    It’s sad to say it, but Attenborough has turned into a fraudster. What a pathetic end to a career.

  296. 296
    IMF says:


  297. 297
    AC1 says:

    If you have a donation page I will contribute to your Eye Test.

  298. 298

    Many of the good ones cover a number of topics including QM, working towards a Theory of Everything, so it depends upon how wide you wish to spread your net:

    The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene

    The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch

    Finally, out of nepotal piety, I have to recommend the following:

    In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat by John Gribbin

  299. 299
  300. 300
    AC1 says:

    Oh no. Growth and Prosperity have continued to grow throughout history, it’s just that after a while of growth we forget about the working bit, and think we invented a magic money tree, stop work, start spending, and crash the economy.

    Of course Wealth Growth is merely a synonym for comparative advantage.

  301. 301
    Genesis says:

    The Holy Bible would make a good starting point. I recommend the King James translation.

    The author is the origin of ALL and that includes the quantum mechanics thing.

  302. 302
  303. 303
    Reginald Kray says:

    Yeah, right, big talk coming from Mr Rabbit ‘ugger. G’wan ‘ome, yer muvva’s callin’ ya, ya toe rag! And if me an’ Ron ‘ear about ya givin’ us any more stick, well, ya know wha’s gonna ‘appen t’ya!

  304. 304

    Let him be, AC1. After all, he is not after something that either of us want so it makes the fighting for the rest that bit cleaner.

  305. 305
    swiss tony 2 says:

    Nice try AC1, but nobody can beat this Youtube comment IMHO.


    Alizee´s ass looks ok, but it is a kind of  a derriere that will never reach maturity, there will always be some infantile component in it. The same about her face, that is the reason why she resembles a doll. While the Argentinians ladies, whose pictures I recommend for jerking in solitude, are full blossom women.”

  306. 306
    MrAngry61 says:

    According to the FT there’s disquiet amongst some non Eurozone countries that the new treaty provisions will apply to all 27 states.

  307. 307
    AC1 says:

    With that attitude the tories will epic fail.

  308. 308
    AC1 says:

    You gonna get around to correcting that pi = 3 misprint?

  309. 309
    Got Some Time On My Hands, JUST RESIGNED! says:

    The Fabric Of Reality is inticing me, thanks SC I will give it a go.

  310. 310
    Anonymous says:

    Nice face.

  311. 311
    ECB says:

    More paper!

  312. 312
    AC1 says:

    Isn’t there a word for that number?

  313. 313
    Of course we're impartial says:

    Main Media Carrier: HH R4 Radio Show

  314. 314

    If the King James Version was good enough for the apostles, then it should be good enough for me?

  315. 315
    The Paragnostic says:

    The author?

    The authors were: various idiot priests in ancient Judea, copying Babylonian myths and adding bits from their own oral histories / fables, then four Greek dudes trying to popularise their sect and an ex-revolutionary called Paul. Oh, and a mad bloke called John who had some sort of “revelation”.

    I don’t think any of them knew a lot of physics of any kind.

  316. 316
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Daniel Hannan yet again speaks sense today:

  317. 317
    Is jgm2 a Papist intent on the dissolution of the UK? says:

    So let me get this right, all the lib dums abstain yet still we get a 60 odd majority supporting Cameron. Thats a good result in anyones ( except the BBC) language.

  318. 318
    Christians are stupid cunts says:

    Should we still go with that “everyone was created out of mud” bit?
    6And “the earth was made 5,000 years ago” bit?

    And the “there’s no evolution” bit, which doesn’t quite explain why some people are black, some are white, some are yellow etc. Should we still go with that Biblical stuff?

  319. 319
    infinity and Beyoncé says:

    Rationalisations are like Chinese takeaways, once you’ve had one explanation, you want another soon after.

  320. 320
    Impartial Bystander says:

    Brilliant smoggie, quite smug that I saw it first.

  321. 321
    the primordial slime grows a pair and strikes back says:

    Er…..we were created out of mud.

  322. 322
    God says:

    So, you think I created Euro Higgs Boson particle?

  323. 323
    joescotus says:

    every paddy,ming,straw,digby(who the fuck would answer to that)wee dougie no answer, mick dick ‘an arsehole in being wheeled out to give there euros worth,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    any body seen ……GORDON …. the big, in denia,l fucking elephant that is NOT in the room!

  324. 324
    Nicholas Sarkozy: Chief EU Wife Swapper says:

    Ring up Cameron ask him to lend us the John Bull Printing Set and we’ll give him all our wives in return.

  325. 325
    Lobster Throttler says:

    I love how we can say the word “Hunt” again, where is he?

  326. 326
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    According to the the BBC Cameron and the tories are now 2 points clear of labour in the polls !

  327. 327
    WVM says:

    Why thank you, nice beauty spot.

  328. 328
    WVM says:


  329. 329
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I fucking hate the little rubber faced twat !
    oh and Jimmy Carr as well

  330. 330
    Anonymous says:

    A fucking big number.

  331. 331
    The BBC says:

    That is one of the most painful things we have had to report in years.

  332. 332
    WVM says:

    Apparently the Ipsos-MORI poll out tomorrow will be showing a Tory lead, so say BBC Newsnight.

  333. 333
    Gordon Brown says:

    Oh Flower of Scotchland

  334. 334
    Fabians are Evil says:

    OK – the froggies have now gone too far! methinks it is about time that we remind the French that they have been using their Veto to block the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for years!

    The CAP costs the average UK household well over 20 pounds per week to protect french farmers.

  335. 335
    a non says:

    Poll out already.
    This site gives them all as they appe-ar. Enjoy.

  336. 336
    Another Engineer says:

    It is not scientifically unsupportable – the physics of radiation balance is pretty solid. The feedback mechanisms are perfectly arguable although feeding them into a computer model and expecting a sensible output is a bad idea. Adding extra radiative forcing is quite likely to increase the surface temperature by a couple of degrees.

    Where it reaches rock bottom is when the politicians get hold of it.

    It is perfectly possible that a couple of extra degrees may make the earth more habitable, and as long as we don’t trash all natural environments, most species will be able to migrate to a suitable climate. That is what happened over the last few ice ages, never mind the previous 3 billion years.

    I’m sorry David Attenborough has gone this way – he is a proper scientist. Of the BBC Natural History crew I think Chris Packham has the most sensible approach but he won’t be allowed to air it…

    Politicians, he says, “are concentrating all their efforts on controlling carbon emissions, yet the UK generates only two per cent of the global total. What we should be doing in this country is applying 80 per cent of our endeavours to adapting to climate change.”

    PS Nature programmes have always cheated and filmed in the studio. ‘Tis nothing new. Most of the sound is created by people with crisp packets and other suitable props.

  337. 337
    Frog Peasant says:

    And the rest. English Suckers ha ha.

  338. 338
    Frog Pe@sant says:

    And the rest. English Suckers ha ha.

  339. 339
    Taff Jones says:

    Why is Pe@ a bad word ?

  340. 340
    Another Engineer says:

    I have John Gribbin’s tome on the shelf – it isn’t too bad.

    If you want to really bend your mind, try “The Road to Reality” by Roger Penrose. I challenge you to get beyond the first few chapters. I’m still struggling despite doing most of the maths in there at degree level.

  341. 341
    BBC Controller says:

    Labour only two points away from majority government, should do nicely. We can explain away the true facts after interviews with the two Eds and the unions later.

  342. 342
    WVM says:

    My apologies, yes your right that’s the one!

  343. 343
    Harris Tottle says:

    Cameron knew what he was doing. Let them squabble about his veto whilst they sink into the financial abyss. They are the last remnants of the European communist party. This was all planned and if they do get their way what will follow is a rigid undemocratic socialist dictatorship. It has of course already started in Greece and Italy and make no mistake Milliband, Clegg and the elite of the BBC are all part of this utopian plot. We can only hope that the people of Europe wake up before it is too late.

  344. 344
    Careers Advisor says:

    Thpeech therapitht.

  345. 345
    Another Engineer says:

    Heavy elements from a supernova. Via mud.

  346. 346
    Durr... says:

    And essentially a minority. From the tory crap on here I can see why a Labour win is a distinct possibility. It’s not Cameron but the achingly poor little Englanders who are to blame.

  347. 347
    Super Zuffle says:

    Your right and the UK will get the government it deserves for better or worse!

  348. 348
    AC1 says:

    It’s like a web search provider.

  349. 349
    Durr... says:

    Moi aussi.

  350. 350
    Durr... says:

    Remember “No more boom and bust economics”?

    At least he kept us out of the Euro.

  351. 351
    not a machine says:

    Only at some decision at a lib dem mps meeting could they come up with a strategy , that involved entirely abstaining from a vote , on having safeguards to protect the city from a Eurozone currency compact , when one of there former leaders admitted some time ago “euro was a mistake” , and there star ex banker candidate cannot answer if the sfae guards were the correct ones .
    Let alone the fact that they agreed to Daves demands for the city before he went to summit , and knew he would veto them if he didnt get them .

    I was quite sympathetic to them staying in government and perhaps offering some of the muscualr liberalism and re election in 2015 , perhaps it was just bit of westminister village fun , either way still a little stupid to instruct whole group to abstain , as that now means (teachers notes ) “Nick is sometimes prone to sulking and is unable to decide on fairly simple ecnomic models , how much he will make or lose for everyone else , his inability to tell the british people the truth on finance matters or budgets for tutition fees often puts him at odds , with head boy . despite this and his love of science , he remains milk monitor to his group even though his group often huddle in murderous sulks for ages .

    none event on a small vote for me , shame they are not a little more cautious on events on eurozone , might just be there cheif whip being a little techey (was it 1 , 2 or 3 line ?) , lines up for Eds PMQs line I suppose , hope class all watched Gillian Tett and co . Only ms maitlis could say “those gourgeous graphs” ………… mmm “when you look at that graph of unit cost you wonder how on earth anyone ever thought the euro would work” ….. wonder if Nick or Ed agrees with her ?

  352. 352
    Super Zuffle says:


    Durr…. The UK is made up of more countrys than just England! read a map ffs

  353. 353
    WVM says:

    Gave me a chuckle :)

  354. 354
    Hi sailors ! says:

    ooh Sarah! Are you really still a virgin?

  355. 355
    Hi sailors ! says:

    Yes, but in that story the one who loses out is the hotel fellow who has to give the note back to the tourist. So although the hooker gave him what was due, he still does not end up with the cash in his pocket. So everybody gets their debts cleared and the hotelman is 100 smackers out of pocket. Gordonomics in action?

  356. 356
    Hi sailors ! says:

    But surely I was not the only one to notice a quick one liner slipped into Cam’s speech to the effect that “we are in the EU and WE WANT TO STAY IN THE EU”?

    Is that the royal ‘we’ or should we be watching what his other hand is doing instead of the one we see distracting us in front of our faces?

    Keep your ears and eyes open chaps.

  357. 357
    Hi sailors ! says:

    With luck, 5 years’ time Muzbots will be running FROM the UK.

  358. 358
    D L George says:

    Flare and Wit.

    She shouldn’t be working in an office without windows, Definitely has a book in Her.
    Cheers Billy, nice link.

  359. 359
    Hi sailors ! says:

    Is flid an antonym for the chosen ones?

  360. 360
    Hi sailors ! says:

    Oh! I really mean synonym. Long time since I left skool.

  361. 361
    D L George says:

    Oh man what are you like?
    We’re surrounded by G Browns ‘dour’ Britain, we only get our collective rocks off when something disastrous happens to the dictators over the channel, it’s bleak city.

    This young lady is a veritable butterfly.

    Allow some light in Para old man.

  362. 362
    Polly put the kettle on says:

    Search the archives you lazy git.

  363. 363
    Lou Scannon says:

    Stakeholders to a man.

  364. 364
    Dyan Fatbutt says:

    How do you like my chicken, jerk ?

  365. 365
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Moi non plus.

  366. 366
    Frankie Howerd says:

    EU-er missus. Nay, nay and thrice nay.

  367. 367
    Reason says:

    He tried some shit with Ashdown the other night and got slapped down…

  368. 368
    Durr... says:

    In deference to you then : little Englander, little Welshperson, Little Scots person, Little Northern Irish person etc etc etc. You decide.

  369. 369
    Really? says:

    Nobody should. If she was a veal calf or a chicken, it would be illegal.

    Working in an office which enforces a Trappist rule of silence is downright creepy.

    Her forbearance is remarkable.

  370. 370
    Special Ed says:

    As a physicist by vocation, I actually find that rather funny…

  371. 371
    Special Ed says:

    Not quite as good as:

    What is the value of the contour integral around Great Britain?
    Do you know why?
    Because that’s where all the poles are!

    Get’s me every time.

  372. 372
    Ollie says:

    If they didn’t have a visit planned they’d be accused of defeatism.

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    Really? says:

    I suspect the imprecation is to vote UKIP, so as to push the Huhnes into fourth place.

  374. 374
    Really? says:

    As Jeremy Clarkson successfully pointed out, this is the very definition of what the BBC considers to be balanced coverage. ‘Today’s going to be a lovely sunny day, so those of you with a tendency for melanoma should cower in your cellars.’

  375. 375
    Really? says:

    Like all successful Belgians, he is a tax exile, based in next door Luxembourg.

  376. 376
    Really? says:

    It also quotes a senior Czech politician who objects to being asked to sign a blank sheet of paper. Who can blame him?

  377. 377
    Really? says:

    googol it.

  378. 378
  379. 379
    Really? says:

    Report the margin of error before giving the poll result, then repeat that the margin of error is bigger than the lead.

    They can’t touch you for it.

  380. 380
    Really? says:

    It is better to let sleeping dogs lie. Keeps the insurance claims down.

  381. 381
    UK Fred says:

    The first is also the word one would use to describe the people who put the money up for his venture, otherwise known as his backers. Do you mean Foot stood by his backers? Who were they and what policies did he adopt to suit which backers.

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