December 15th, 2011

Steve’s Pitch

They say that history is written by the victors, but that hasn’t stopped the Indy’s Steve Richards trying to buck the trend. Upon reading his “Gordon is still great and should come back and teach us all how to save the world” piece, you could be forgiven for thinking his copy was filed after the festive sherry was passed around the Indy office, but something else piqued Guido’s interest. There are mentions to previous Prime Ministers, as well as their biographies. The whole thing reads like one long job application…

Is Steve lining himself up to write the book?


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

    Will it be filed under fiction? (book)

  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    I saved my jobies for the world.

  3. 3
    BillyBob... says:

    The not so Indy ?

  4. 4
    W.W. says:

    I can write ‘the book’

    In the begining, there was a lunatic. First he just ran the economy, but after bankrupting the Country he was promoted. At the first attempt to get rid of him the public voted him out of office.

    Then he went even madder, but was largelt forgotten.

    The End.


  5. 5
    A Publisher says:

    Is this book as a result of the runaway sucess of his last book ?

  6. 6
    Mike7.5 says:

    Not Fiction Billy but Fantasy

  7. 7
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Cant they just get Johann Hari to copy and paste “Courage” and “Beyonf the Crash” and merge them to have the next book?

  8. 8
    Engineer says:

    Working title; “Gordon Brown: a Terrible Lesson for the Future”.

    Any other suggestions, peeps?

  9. 9
    Bio says:

    I’ve written Brown’s biography already. Here it is free of charge.

    Chapter 1
    Mong is born.

    Chapter 2
    Mong takes bag full of bricks to university party and lies that it’s full of cans of beer.

    Chapter 3
    Mong becomes Chancellor and sells off our gold at bottom and raids private pensions.

    Chapter 4
    Mong has sham marriage.

    Chapter 5
    Mong is allowed by Labour to become unelected prime minister.

    Chapter 6
    Mong bullies staff and fucks up the country.

    Chapter 7
    Mong loses general election.

    Chapter 8
    Mong neglects duties as an MP.

    Chapter 9
    Mong fades into obscurity.

    The End

  10. 10
    Raving Loon says:


    What a f***ing mong

  11. 11
    Raving Loon says:

    “Gordon Brown: What, that actually happened?! They actually let him be PM?”

  12. 12
    Tony Blair, blood money lover says:

    I’m rich.

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown is the greatest PM ever ! says:

    Enough of your cheek, sonny.

  14. 14
    Johann Hari says:

    I would but I’m interviewing Cleopatra and Lee Harvey Oswald for a world exclusive feature.

  15. 15
    Indishite says:

    Quotes courtesy Mat-Hari.

  16. 16
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Cameron is promising to sort out scum families , by having some timid overstretched social worker going round to point out the error of their ways
    What a waste of money !
    They can’t even do anything about them now , when we spend £75,000 per family per year
    So what chance are they going to have by cutting it to £20,000 per year
    There is an alternative !
    Build internment camps miles away from normal civilisation and lock the fuckers away with their ilk Sterilise all of them give them as much free booze , fag’s and drugs and eventually they will die out !
    They wont mine so long as each billet has a 60″ flat screen with access to several thousand Jeremy Kyle DVD’s

    It’s got to be cheaper !

  17. 17
    misterned says:

    Steve Richards has been on the wrong side of every opinion since at least 1983. If he is asking for Brown to come back, I am happy knowing that Brown really was the economy destroying fuckwit we all thought he was.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Is this the same Steve Richards who used to have a very biased Sunday morning program?

  19. 19
    Ed Balls MP says:

    Hitler was a very bad man but he had some good ideas.

  20. 20
    chinky bear keeper says:

    brown will go down in history in the same breath as Genghis khan, the bubonic plague, the great fire of london, justin Bieber, Cheryl Cole and barrymore … Great Fecking Disaters of the World vol I

  21. 21
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Gordon Brown Says After my visit to Obama beach
    I had to go to Helmet Province !

  22. 22
    Gold Bug says:

    Have just processed a huge ,and I mean huge sell order for gold.

    Just thought I ‘d give the heads up !

    Gold 1,570.20 -16.70 -1.05%

  23. 23
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    We wouldn’t be having to put up with shite like this !
    I’m not saying kill them or even ill treat them
    They will do that for themselves
    All i’m saying is give them the tools and every opportunity to do it !

  24. 24
    Toss Pot says:

    Brown doesn’t speak because he was wrong

    A fucking idiot who not only spent all the money for the next 50 years he also signed the cheque that financed the war in Iraq

    Brown’s sole qualification is that his father was a Vicar

  25. 25
    i like gold says:

    never sell gold until the troops are on the streets

  26. 26
    Jimmy says:

    This is the difference. Since leaving office he has chosen not to put out a memoir but rather a book on political economy. Dave Gimmick when the time comes will probably do a cookbook or something about cats.

  27. 27
    smoggie says:

    There should be another comma after your second “huge”. Otherwise your heads up, aka spam, is not of great interest.

  28. 28
    Giveusabreaak says:

    Great man. Would be nice if he turned up at the office once in a while.

  29. 29
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    The new EU treaty is DEAD
    long live the treaty
    Sweden yesterday “won’t get it through our parliament”
    Ireland “We might have to put it to a referendum”
    French opposition leader “We will vote against it”
    Czech PM “we cannot sign up to tax harmonisation”
    Hungarian PM Will not sign tax harmonisation !
    Oh dear Oh dear Oh dear !

    Cameron now stands tall in Europe , Whilst everybody else is looking in !

  30. 30
    Another Engineer says:

    I thought [The Scottish One] was the one doing the book cooking?

  31. 31
    MrAngry61 says:


    – The study of saints.
    – A biography of a saint.
    – A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
    – A biography which is uncritically supportive of its subject, often including embellishments or propaganda.

    Which will Richards’ book be?

  32. 32
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Totally deluded article outdone however by some of the rabid Brown supporters below the line.

  33. 33
    Some Geezer wot actually likes the song The Three Bells says:

    “Gordon Brown: And The Little Congregation Prayed for Guidance From Above”

  34. 34
    Loungelizard says:

    Can’t wait to see Wee Slithery Dougie talk us through this mess.

  35. 35
    a non says:

    Probably under “Pawn”.

    ‘1001 Nights and a cock up every time’

  36. 36
    Former Naval Person says:

    The only book we are looking forward to next year is ‘Katya’s Story’ – with all the gruesome details of the affair with her Lion King, her Darling Teddy Bear – our own Mike Handycock.

  37. 37
    sandywinder says:

    The entire media is blaming Gordon Brown? Hahaha.

    The BBC wouldn’t even mention his name when reporting on the RBS enquiry, in which he was deemed to be partly to blame for its failure.

  38. 38
    The Reader's Digest Version says:

    Gordon Brown was a disastrous MP.
    Gordon Brown was a disastrous Chancellor of the Exchequer.
    Gordon Brown was a disastrous PM.

    THE END.

  39. 39
    annette curton says:

    Andrews Sisters version is the one, the got away with a very good piss take, Rum and Coca cola should be dedicated to Tony Blair.

  40. 40
    BillyBob... says:

    I think I am seeing a trend coming through…….. you do not like him ?

  41. 41
    BillyBob... says:

    You expect unbiased reporting from the Beeb??

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Fuckwit – simply can’t be bothered to comment further….

  43. 43
    the BBBC says:

    never mind about that, it’s old news. We want to talk about Murdoch, Murdoch, Murdoch.

    Here’s a labour spoksperson.

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

    I think he should be taken outside and shot in front of his contracted family.

  45. 45
    Nemo says:

    Guido, why don’t you write a book as you seem to know quite a lot about Jimmy Brown such as “Gordon Brown , and my part in his downfall” who knows it might be a best seller way out selling Gordoon’s dictated masterpiece, (apologies Spike Milligan dec’d)

  46. 46
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Fiction Billy?

    Judging by the BTL comments on the Indy article, the separation between fact and fiction is pretty tenuous for some already.

    The call of “Tory Troll” are more frequent and strident at the “Independent” than they are on CiF.

    I am firmly convinced that many on the left are actually delusional. I don’t just mean that as a jibe. I really do think many of them are. Doublethink and cognitive dissonance are their normal modes of thought.

  47. 47
    bergen says:

    Hardly a surprise from the paper that wouldn’t even sack Johan Hari. The Indy is as much a proper newspaper as the Beano but without the entertaining bits.

  48. 48
  49. 49
    BillyBob... says:

    Steady on there BB ….. this is the man who saved the world !

  50. 50
    Tony Blair says:

    Entitled “Hunt of 1,000 Days” or “The Worst Prme Minister Ever, a biography”

  51. 51
    annette curton says:

    The BBC after being all over him like a rash for over 10 years have obviously sent out a decree that under no circumstances must his name ever be mentioned again, just too embarrassing?.

  52. 52
    AC1 says:

    Most of the left seem to be suffering from borderline mental illness

    Pathological Envy

  53. 53
    AC1 says:

    Gordon Brown: I slaved the world.

  54. 54
    AC1 says:

    Chapter 3 is way too short.

  55. 55
    AC1 says:

    Probably rotating into shotgun shells and farmland…

  56. 56
    AC1 says:

    What Gordon Brown knew about economics he could write in his thick pen on the back of a Higgs Boson.

  57. 57
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    What are sink estates for?

  58. 58
    AC1 says:

    Did AlJaBeebya mention seizing the equipment of a blogger cos he was one of the first to make the climate scammers look silly?

  59. 59
    AC1 says:

    1000 Pages, with just

    Gordon Brown is a C U N T

    on every page.

    This years best seller.

  60. 60
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    That book on “political economy” is nothing but an apology for ruining the UK economy. It tells you a lot about Gordon, but nothing useful about economics apart from how not to do it.

  61. 61
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Yeah. sickening, isn’t it? If we have to have shit PM’s at least make them lucky shit PM’s

  62. 62
    Nemo says:

    I assume that would be delighted to act as commandant

  63. 63
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    BTW. I withdraw all reference to “Heir to Blair”. The way he’s manipulated events the past week, Dave is much more like Harold Wilson, Two-faced and many-sided.

  64. 64
    Nemo says:


  65. 65
    Nemo says:

    for good old Jimmy Brown
    just a lonely bell was ringing
    in the little valley town

  66. 66
    annette curton says:

    There is a top secret underground loop under Kirkcaldy, Gordon is still busy analysing the data, expect an astounding announcement soon.

  67. 67
    Dennis Pennis says:

    Brown should be spending time in prison- that useless self-inflated Marxist arrogant lying bullying BASTARD

  68. 68
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    I felt sick reading this.

    Why do these hopeless lefties try to rewrite history? At least wait until everyone who remembers what a treacherous moron he was, has died.

  69. 69
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I remember when Tony Blair stepped down, in anticipation of a leadership challenge BBC news24 were giving Gordon Brown 10 minutes exposure every hour – it went on for days.

    For an impartial public service provider to have been hijacked by a political minority means it needs shutting down. The checks and balances do not work. They advertise job vacancies primarily in the lefty Guardian (it takes 76% of this specific budget).

    Shut them down.

  70. 70
    Ungrateful and not quite dead says:

    McMad should be made to walk bare foot to every city in the land and beg us for forgiveness he was a total disaster for the country, his constituents and his party. Still Blair is more odious McMad is ultimately a sad sick barm pot with anger issues while Blair is a sinister calculating cash obsessed c_nt who would give his kids to the nearest Catholic care home if he thought he’d be made EU President, that the pair of them ran the country for 13 years is a matter for national shame

  71. 71
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Katya is writing a book about our love affair. It should be a best seller.

  72. 72
    Jimmy says:

    It’s odd to think that there are still people out thee who think the economy is stronger than it was 18 months ago.

  73. 73
    roman says:

    Pray allow me to be the first to sprinkle freshly-broken glass in his path.

  74. 74
    Slug Balancer says:

    ‘Gordon Brown: A Warning from History.’

  75. 75
    Biased Broadcasting Corp. says:

    As someone else pointed out on another thread today, if you read Helen Boaden’s response to the criticism of biased reporting over Europe, it just makes you realise that she believes they are answerable to no-one, no-one at all. I would like to know what power in this country is capable of holding them to account, because they certainly appear to think that they can transmit anything they like. It’s a pity that they cannot be brought before a court of law to justify their reporting.

  76. 76
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I don’t know !
    I’ll have to ask That !

  77. 77
    Phil says:

    13 years of economic lunacy or One man’s ego and the nation’s credit card reduces the next generation to serfdom.
    We know the taxpayer got nothing as they were on the receiving end of every tax demand but where the fxxx did he spend all that money? where has it all gone?

  78. 78
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I’m on the ‘left’ and I’ve put a comment on there saying what a cretin Brown was (and is). So there.

  79. 79
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Flash a-ah
    Savior of the Universe
    Flash a-ah
    He’ll save every one of us

  80. 80
    W.W. says:

    If you where going to leave it three hours while you moderated it, you could have corrected the spelling.

  81. 81
    nuke the BBC says:

    Britain: my major part in its downfall. By Gordon Brown. Published by BBC books with a forward by Bernie Madoff

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    Good evening Meinen Dritten Rieche!

    God, if this is the hateful little country we are going to have under you lot when you aren’t even the government, god help us if you ever are.

  83. 83
    Really? says:

    + several

  84. 84
    Hi sailors! says:

    Silly boy! The word is ban*rupt.

  85. 85
    Hi sailors! says:

    I think this book also needs a Prologue: “Read this book at your own risk. The publishers will accept no responsibilty for any self harm which arises as result of ignoring this advice.”

  86. 86
    Hi sailors! says:

    Close, but no cigar. The great fire of London served to eradicate the plague, so it was not all bad. It’s an ill wind etc…

  87. 87
    Hi sailors! says:

    A multi-faceted cameroon? I must drop by the bakerery on the way home!

  88. 88
    Hi sailors! says:

    oops! “cake shop” then.

  89. 89
    Hi sailors! says:

    Civil disobedience. Don’t buy the licence. They can’t lock 60 million of us up.

  90. 90
    Duty Pedant (again) says:

    foreword. Tit.

  91. 91
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Ah yes, I remember, Gordons GOATS…Government of all the Twats wasn’t it?

    Deluded Tit!!!

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