January 27th, 2012

Olympic Order of the OTT for Jeremy Hunt

Poor Jeremy Hunt is getting frightfully carried away with his £12 billion Olympic baby:

“come and enjoy what will be the most exciting time in British history.”

Guido is looking forward to catching up with all the “excitement” after a month at the Maison Secondaire.


213 Comments

  1. 1
    Harry Hill says:

    ” Politics Spotlight of the Week”

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  2. 2
    thanks Labour. says:

    The Olypmics can fuck right off!

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    • 3
      H arry Hil l says:

      Joint first but modded

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    • 29
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Let’s look at the TRUE cost of the Olympics, after what they conveniently count as others budget but is reliant on the “games”.

      Between £12bn and £24bn according to Sky News, I calculated about £18bn three years ago and everyone has been rubbishing that figure for years – more fool you!

      Don’t forget, most of the jobs “created” went to immigrant construction workers who were cheaper than the British, and virtually NO locals have jobs off the back of this 2 week jerk-off event… the same lies of “benefiting the locals” that where told when Canary Wharf was being built.

      Then there’s the obscene pay rises the transport unions have got PUBLIC SECTOR workers for doing their own jobs.

      Who have got mega rich from these “games”? The Labour and Tory politicians who pushed this, the IoC, the corporations, and the crooked athletes. The taxpayers paying a hefty bill to enrich these scumbags. It’s the ultimate confiscation of wealth to enrich the few.

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    • 31
      hundred metres champion says:

      i agree

      the olympics and fuck right off

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      • 61
        Ed the Axeman says:

        It’s a straight forward fraud.

        1. Bid low – 2.4 bn
        2. Slowly ramp up the costs. [Extras]
        3. Apply the blackmail. Government has approved it and bought in. They won’t pull the plug
        4. Get the ticket concessions for your private company, and rack in the cash.

        What should have happened is as soon as the costs went above 2.4 bn, the government calls in the bidders, calls in the Olympic committee, and gets the bidders to say, sorry we have to pull out, we lied over the costs.

        Then they get jailed, assets confiscated, and we all live happily ever after.

        Same applies to defence contracts.

        You only need to do it once or twice, and the scam is over.

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        • 77
          jgm2 says:

          I fully endorse this idea.

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          • Mine d'Boggles says:

            Sorry to rain on the party, but this just isn’t going to happen until the whole corrupt Westminster circus is sanitised. Think decades.

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        • 135
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Good plan. In the meantime, for every £1billion it’s gone over-budget, two of Seb Coe’s fingers should be amputated with a pair of secateurs.

          No anaesthetic.

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        • 186
          Really is really good... says:

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          As time progresses… so the requirement specification evolves. The idea of a fixed price project is a joke. Ultimately the joke is always on the public.

          Wake up.

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      • 84
        A proper right winger! says:

        I wonder if the Olympics would go ahead if Iran and Israel are at war and tossing nuclear weapons at one another? Just a thought….

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        • 128
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          Not an olympic sport.

          It does feature in middle eastern highland games though.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            The Iranian “When you’re in a hole, stop digging” team has unfortunately had to withdraw due to a failure in the digging cessation process.

            The Israelis on the other hand are to field a full team in the “Occupy Palestine” sideshow, and may in fact reinvade Whitechapel. Crack teams of pork butchers have been drafted in to reduce the likelihood of this.

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    • 68
      Wendy Bendy says:

      and take that arrogant bastard “Seb” Coe.

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      • 117
        Saint Seb The Annointed One says:

        I’m not arrogant.
        I’m perfect.

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      • 120
        Thrown out by voters and unelected says:

        All deliveries around the back please. Too fast and too steep with the spending.

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      • 122
        Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

        How in the f.u.c.k.i.n hell cah whoever estimated the cost of the games get it so f.u.c.k.i.n wrong, and the sad thing is everyone with half a brain cell kows its going to be at least 5 times more than the original figure………….

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        • 140
          Tessa Tickles says:

          I worry that it was the same people who guestimated the cost of Camoron’s beloved HS2 at £33billion.

          Be afraid.

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          • Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

            How hard can it be to have a contract drawn up that the figure quoted is the cost you pay no matter what………..Every contract I am involved in has penalty clauses………

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          • Really is really good... says:

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            Penalise the politicians for getting it so wrong. Effing useless.

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    • 211
      Quantrill says:

      +1000

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  3. 4
    Florentine says:

    We need the Olympics as much as we need the EU.

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    • 41
      Very Cruel and Highly Unusual Punishments says:

      I could suggest some games that would boost attendance!

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    • 45
      Victor Ludorum says:

      Even less, I’d say.

      Here in good old Suffolk, we have been told that the police expect to have to spend about £375,000 just to “escort the Torch” through the county. Lord knows how much per mile this is, but I can think of better ways to spend that than this display of hubris.

      The whole thing is a disgraceful waste of money, but I promise I really do feel sorry for people who live and/or work in London, who apparently have to put up with daily trips through the Seven Circles of Hell.

      I attended the same august public school as Hunt, albeit long before, and I don’t remember that it encouraged this sort of gushing hyperbole.

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  4. 5
    Freedom! says:

    Is he going to ban the Argies already?

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    • 44
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Its well worth the money because it will make everyone take up sports and be healthy. I’ve already lost 2 stone you know.

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      • 47
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        That wasn’t supposed to go there. I ws just thinking though, that a nice flypast by the vulcan would be a treat for them.

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        • 172
          The Paragnostic says:

          Saw that fly at Farnborough last year – brought back memories of seeing my first Vulcan flypast with a Concorde in ’71 or ’72.

          Fucking marvellous aeroplane, and well ahead of the game at the time.

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    • 59
      Falkand Islands are ours says:

      The javelin events will be in the shape of an exocet missile?

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  5. 6

    He has a novel way of appe/aling to taxpayers.

    “We’ve already spent all the cash. Billions and billions and more billions. Its all a waste..we all know that..so you might as well enjoy the party. After all, its all paid for now. No refunds. Would be a shame for you to just sit and sulk in the corner when there’s going to be a man with a flame going sort of near your house. And fireworks! You like fireworks don’t you? Want to see what £850 million looks like in fireworks? well just tune in then. Come on..buy a flag..No point moaning..we won’t get the cash back now..”

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    • 10
      Loungelizard says:

      Sounds like a party political broadcast by the last lot.

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    • 176
      The Paragnostic says:

      How ungrateful of the Civis Londonii to fail to appreciate the panem et circenses laid on for them!

      I suppose they won’t be satisfied until Boris wins the whiff-whaff.

      Fucking peasants.

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  6. 7
    Selohesra says:

    Perhaps they could add some interest to Olympics by including a few new porn events – synchronised breast wobbling, fastest manual , greatest volume swallowed etc. I’m sure Britain has some classy girls who do do us proud.

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  7. 8
    Steve Miliband says:

    What could possibly go wrong

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  8. 11
    Gordon Brown says:

    Lies!

    When i signed off on the bid it was only going to cost £2 Billion.

    You cannot trust the Tories on keeping projects on time and on budget.

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  9. 13
    Anonymous says:

    There’s something about Jeremy that gives me a whiff of lavender every time I catch him on TV. I’m reliably informed that he’s also a big fan of musical theatre.

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  10. 14
    R ich & M ark says:

    That’s Ryan Giggs!

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  11. 15
    Winny in a wheelchair. says:

    I hate all sports except darts.

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  12. 16
    JH says:

    It’s going to be three months of hell, isn’t it. Starting soon.

    Just try to get away from it, fucking media maelstrom it will be.

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  13. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    Suppose when it was first envisaged it was going to be the ‘Tony and Ken’ or ‘Gordon and Ken’ show.

    Hope the politicos stay well out of the way

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  14. 19
    Loungelizard says:

    I have tickets for the Duck Upping….should be good.

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  15. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    No wonder I post on here.
    Our gang had our own Olympics in 1948 and the big boys made me enter the boxing. I retired in the first round with a bloody nose.
    OOOOO Bah!

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  16. 21
    HTML says:

    No.

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  17. 22
    annette curton says:

    Ancient Chinese curse…may you live in exciting times, thank fuck David Coleman will not be doing any more BBC commentaries, “and Svetlana Nakarova has smashed the field, (chortle!), she’s left them all for dead (cums in pants)”.

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    • 192
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      Ah, David Coleman…

      ‘If that had gone in, it would have been a goal.’

      ‘The Italians are hoping for an Italian victory.’

      ‘He’s 31 this year: last year he was 30.’

      ‘Forest have now lost six matches without winning.’

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  18. 26
    Bob's mum says:

    Anyone heard from Silent Bob today?

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  19. 28
    Bunhopton says:

    I would prefer a good shit on a saturday morning

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  20. 32
    Dawn French says:

    Ed Miliband on the important issue facing the world…

    “David Cameron’s example of responsible capitalism was the chocolate orange. He’s failed to sort it out, why?”

    ” GUESS”

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  21. 43
    Ceremy Junt says:

    I’m really feeling quite orgasmic! – no really!

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  22. 50
    Ah! Monika says:

    Ed’s Facebook Salmond loaded question

    Do you agree with me that the Government should use its power to block Stephen Hester’s £1million bo…

    But no hat tip to Alex

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    • 63
      Fog says:

      Couldn’t George Osborne have said ‘as the major shareholders the government (people) could have intervened regarding the RBS bonus handout, but potentially it may have caused many more problems, e.g. board resigning, shares plummeting, public losing more money, so we decided not to’ – or does he think we can’t handle the truth?

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      • 69
        jgm2 says:

        Or,

        Last year Gordon Brown, along with his state salary and expenses, received over 600,000 quid and showed up to vote just twice.

        Unlike Mr Brown, Mr Hester had nothing to do with destroying the UK economy or RBS. So who do you think is worth more money?

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    • 67
      annette curton says:

      Ah, now is the time for an upgrade from pot and kettle to pot, kettle, saucepan and cream jug, just watch Question Time to see the full tea-set (and that includes you Dimble the Dormouse).

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  23. 51
    Up sh1t creek says:

    Some athlete named Bolt will be running at the “games” for maybe 20 seconds in total. What is that 20 seconds from £12bn costing taxpayers?

    2 weeks in minutes = 20,160

    1 minute = £595,238.0952

    1 second = £9,920.634

    20 seconds = £198,412 taxpayers wasted to watch a Bolt.

    Money well spent Hunt? You c*nt!

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    • 125
      Frankie to win CBB says:

      And I bet that it’ll be downhill with the wind behind him.

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      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      And, like most of them, he only runs really fast if he’s agreed the amount of winning bonus in the contract……

      Ask fiasCoe about the deal with Ovett.

      Oops…….sorry if some of you still believed it was just honest sport !

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      I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

      A bolt from the blue; oops, a bolt from the black, innit?

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  24. 53
    Sir Ian Paisley says:

    “come and enjoy what will be the most exciting time in British history.”
    “Come and enjoy the British benefits system”…. thousands will be on a one way trip.

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  25. 56
    It's all a load of bollocks says:

    And how did the 1908 games go down in British history and the the 1948 games?

    And in those days the athletes weren’t all on drugs and sponsored to the eyeballs and the Olympic committee not a corrupt organisation.

    By holding the Games, Britain is in effect subsidising the biggest commercial unaccountable show on Earth. We should be boycotting them not hosting them.

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    • 174
      wiggiatlarge says:

      Recently wrote an article on the 1908 games ,stadium built in 10 months ,paid for by Franco-British exhibition next door and it made a small profit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 204
      Aunty Millicent says:

      … and girlcotting, dear. Don’t forget the ladies.

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  26. 60
    Ballroom Swimming says:

    How is synchronized swimming a sport? They could just as well have ballroom dancing by using the same criteria

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  27. 66
    Auntie Flo' says:

    The Olympic opening ceremony is to be called Isles of Wonder.

    Artistic director, Danny Boyle, said it would be about a land that has been poisoned by its industrial legacy and the recovery of that land.

    …by the social chapter and public sector destroying our manufacturing base.

    Who exactly pays your salary, Danny Boyle, and for this disgustingly expensive Olympic jolly for politicians?

    The poisonous industrial sector, you toe rag!

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    • 73
      Industrialist says:

      ” The pipes the pipes are calling “

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    • 89
      jgm2 says:

      I predict that the opening (and closing) ceremony will be beyond parody. It will make the Queen Mother’s 100 Birthday parade look like a well choreographed piece of theatre.

      The amount of excruciating multi-culti bollocks they’ll bring into it. Oh God. Can you picture it?

      The most amazing thing is that the cheapest tickets were hundreds of pounds. It’ll be Millenium Night at the Dome all over again. A non-existent river of flame. Crap fireworks. The place will be fucking empty due to massive hold-ups at security but they’ll go ahead anyway because of the world-wide TV audience…

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  28. 70
    Five Golden Rings says:

    If all the McDonalds’ servers joined hands…………… How would you get served?

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  29. 71
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Seb Coe would run even faster with me running after him

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  30. 72
    what i think about the Olympics says:

    fanny batter

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  31. 80
    Dr Spock says:

    “Résidence secondaire” please

    You are either ahead of the curve or behind it, Guido !

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  32. 83
    Hugh Janus says:

    “come and enjoy what will be the most exciting time in British history.”

    Shit a brick – is he off his head? I find it hard to think of anything as dull or as outrageous at a 17-day sportsfest costing many billions of pounds we haven’t got and will never see back.

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  33. 85
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Can’t get to sleep at night, well listen to Laurie Penny for ten seconds and you’ll be out like a light.
    Brillo, all that good work on the Daily Politics and it now counts for nothing. Why oh why did you have Penny on the show?
    0/10 must do better.

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  34. 86
    That's our Harry says:

    MrHarryCole Harry Cole
    by liarpoliticians
    Laurie: “Labour are going to have to pull some policies out of somewhere”. Well their arse served them well for 13 years.

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  35. 87
    Anna Ballic says:

    Watching a bunch of idiots with an unhealthy dependency on steroids running around a track sure is fun. Look out for the ladies with a six o’clock shadow who have pecs that many a bloke can only dream of having.

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  36. 88
    Another massive hype over not very much at all says:

    The biggest and most expensive hype in history. It’s not as if the Olympics will benefit anyone outside of London

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  37. 90
    A Graphic Designer says:

    I think the logo design was a good portent to the 2012 Olympics.

    What a pile of utter, utter, rancid, eye-bleeding shit!

    Every other professional graphic artist I know thought it was a joke when it first appeared except the young turks you’d been in the industry all of 5 minutes who thought it was hip and radical – the little Hoxton tossers.

    “Lisa Simpson sucking off a slot machine” was everyones best guess as to the inpiration for this monster of bradning.

    Well done Wolff Olins you talentless c unts. You could sell pigs shit to the Savoy grill as caviar.

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    • 183
      Zionist plot says:

      Iran said the 2012 logo really said ‘zion’ and got very upset about it all. So upset they plan to close the Straits of Hormuz so Iranian sports fans cannot row to London to see the Lympics and claim asylum.

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  38. 91
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why haven’t the BBC interviewed Alistair Darling about Hester’s renumeration package? They usually ask him to comment about the coalitions fiscal matters. Running scared again at the BBC are we?

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    A Graphic Designer says:

    think the logo design was a good portent to the 2012 Olympics.

    What a pile of utter, utter, rancid, eye-bleeding shit!

    Every other professional graphic artist I know thought it was a joke when it first appe@red except the young turks you’d been in the industry all of 5 minutes who thought it was hip and radical – the little Hoxton tossers.

    “Lisa Simpson sucking off a slot machine” was everyones best guess as to the inpiration for this monster of bradning.

    Well done Wolff Olins you talentless c unts. You could sell pigs shit to the Savoy grill as caviar.

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  40. 96
    Refined Olympics says:

    Oh Danny Boyle, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From Coryton, the oil now flows so slow
    It will be closed, again the grass will grow for ever
    when KPMG have failed to make a sale

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  41. 98
    Liars and thieves says:

    All paid for by stripping local sport all over the country of its funding.

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    • 198
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Don’t forget the BBC have stripped funding of all sports coverage (excluding Wimbledon) to pay for the Olympics, the most high profile casualty is Formula One and they admitted it (irrespective of liking the sport or not, the deal the BBC did with Sky is grubby).

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  42. 107
    RetardEd Miilipede says:

    Today I have decided to be wadical. I don’t think Balls is doing too good and am suspicious that he’s after my job, he’s going too far and too fast. I’ve been keeping up to speed with the papers and have seen an ideal replacement for Balls. The guy is a financial genius as far as I can determine and has a fantastic knowledge o taxation, second only to Ken Dodd. He’s also hugely popular with footie fans – step forward ‘ar ‘arrie.

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    • 126
      'arry says:

      But how can I help to fill the blank sheet. I can’t rite

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        I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

        Ah!
        Harry Redknapp a dysfunctional illiterate in charge of a mult-million pound “business”.
        Remind you of anyone?

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  43. 112
    cheche says:

    if the Olympics starts with a tribute to the NHS will it end with 1500 doves being released at the end to represent the souls of those patients who have died from MRSA in the last year.

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  44. 114
    Jack says:

    Guido

    Your reference to the article “How sorry is Austria today”

    It would be a good idea to publicise the Racist behaviour of the I s r a e l i s, denounced everywhere else, rather than banking of about WW II !!

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  45. 118
    They kill people don't they? says:

    Ceremonies supremo Danny Boyle reveals the opening ceremony of the Olympics will start with the ringing of the biggest bell in Europe and feature a performance by hundreds of nurses in a tribute to the NHS

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    • 130
      Stockport Nurse says:

      Drip, drip
      Will I be out of prison by then?

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    • 132
      Geriatric Patient says:

      The nurses will all be congregating round workstations and playing Angry Birds then

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      • 148
        Tessa Tickles says:

        The nurses will wheel patients into the stadium, park them in the corner, place a glass of water just out of reach and then forget about them until the closing ceremony two weeks’ later.

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    • 137
      The Olympics is running around in circles (7) says:

      I’d have thought that the bell should be the in the finale to signify the event as being the biggest b e l l s e n d waste of money ever.

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    • 149
      Ah! Monika says:

      I think ” I don’t need no doctor” should give us a second opinion

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    • 150
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Good fcuking god, it sounds like something out of communist era East Europe. Thankfully I will be out of the country on holiday whilst the ghastly spectacle, in all it’s marxist glory is on.

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    • 155
      Jane Pilgrim says:

      I may actually show up for this occasion.

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  46. 121
    Fo Sho says:

    Guido should have used the pic on the front page of ConHome which reveals the Hunt giving a camera the wanker sign…self awareness not often seen among MPs

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  47. 124
    Tachybaptus says:

    What actually was the most exciting thing ever to happen in Britain? Probably the Black Death.

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  48. 131
    White Elephant 2012 says:

    It will be shit. And even that outcome is likely to be too optimistic.

    Legacy of Livingstone – “we will spend anything to make sure the Games come to London”. Of course, no-one was asked.

    Good job that we can afford it without having to cut back on a anything.

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  49. 141
    Jon Shaw says:

    I would love to go after all we Taxpayers (suckers) have paid for the damn thing

    Anyone know where I can get a ticket from ?

    I can get tickets for the Paralympics, worthy though that is it has little appeal for me, there you go Guido how many Tickets has Govt Depts ordered for those ?

    If I see that smug Loed Coe one more time conratulating himself on the News I shall vomit,

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  50. 151
    annette curton says:

    The idiots have fallen into a Bob Crow cunning plan again, Olympic tube drivers will demand £10,000 pounds an hour, I have have got an alternative plan.

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  51. 152
    Unclean, unclean says:

    ‘Last year, it was announced that Martin Creed had devised a public artwork as part of the Cultural Olympiad programme that would attempt to persuade everyone in the country to ring a bell as loudly as possible for three minutes on the morning of the opening ceremony.’

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jan/27/london-olympics-2012-opening-ceremony

    An all incluse diversity-approved event, including as it does any lepers.
    MP’s will be welcomed then.

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    • 156
      Lloyds of London says:

      We’ve already rung the Lutine Bell enough for that poxy Italian ship. What’s worse is that the BBC have signed a £M contract + bonus for the ship’s captain to star as the italian in a remake of ‘allo ‘allo.

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    • 196
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      “attempt to persuade everyone in the country to ring a bell as loudly as possible for three minutes on the morning of the opening ceremony.”

      WTF???

      Who, except a complete retard, is going to ponce around ringing a bell?

      Do they really regard the general public as some sort of demented kindergarten?

      Just how far up their own arses are the people who are planning these events?

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  52. 153
    annette curton says:

    LOL!!!
    Jesus wept, get over it Guido. Dr*ve, Dr8vers anybody would think this is a Chris Huhne facebook of the word that dare not sp*ak its name.

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  53. 154
    His words not mine says:

    Boyle also revealed that nurses would have a starring role in the ceremony sequence because, he said, the NHS is one of things that is “unique about us… along with our sense of humour”.

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  54. 158
    Diane Abbarse says:

    I will be entering the 100metres. This is one of my basic Human Rights.

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  55. 159
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Bob Crowe will lead in the team from Cuba.

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  56. 163
    Danny Boyle says:

    Not forgetting the slums of inner-city Britain.

    He he and guess who’s the millionaire?

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  57. 168
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Well I hope if Boyle’s using nurses he gets some sexy ones and not the fat bitches who work in the NHS.

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    • 179
      George Osborne says:

      I suppose it’s my fault that they are so massive. I’ve got a Vending Machine
      ( VAT 20%) on every corridor.

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  58. 170
    Danny Boy Cameron says:

    The NHS is safe ’till after the Games then.

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  59. 171
    Synic says:

    The Department of Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport is a total waste of money. If Dave had any realistic intention of reducing the deficit, he would disband it immediately. He won’t of course, because the fecking stupid public wants its bread and circuses.

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  60. 173
    Stanley says:

    Who the fuck dreamed up this enormous waste of public money?
    Livingstone – I presume

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    • 181

      Blair I think.
      Livingstone always knew it would be a cash landfill. But he was smart enough to know he’d get a new train line and a free football stadium,shopping centre, some houses and the potholes filled in from Heathrow to Dartford for no cost to him.

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  61. 180
    Supersnaps says:

    Does this guy remind you of anyone?

    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16157826

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  62. 182
    100 yards beats 100 metres says:

    Let me get this straight: we pay billions to host these games (all monies from the taxpayer) and then the Govmint asks the taxpayer to buy tickets to, er, lower the margin of loss.

    Makes sense to me.

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    • 200
      jgm2 says:

      And then gives a billion pound stadium away to a local soccer club.

      There you go. No charge.

      Don’t mention it.

      I’m amazed that the rest of the Premier League isn’t up in arms.

      ‘Hold on a fucking minute – we have to spend 300 million quid on a new stadium, money we can’t spend on players, and you give these fuckers a stadium? Who have I got to give a blow-job to for a free fucking stadium?’

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  63. 185
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    You English are so bloody stupid.

    you did not win the Olympic bid you were set up by the French. they are having a good laugh at your expense. they knew you were quoting Vat exempt figures and kept quiet.

    Who in their right minds build a massive new stadium in London without any clear plan for its long term use after the first month?

    As for that Jermemy Punt bloke he is to slick and smarmy for his own good. He won’t be in Parliament much longer.

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    • 191
      Gaston Glock says:

      Like those suckers the South Affers and their monuments to folly – soccer world cup stadia in the bush.

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  64. 190
    Gaston Glock says:

    The 2011 rugby world cup here in NZ mirrored what you can expect in London.
    1. Outrageous budget blowouts.
    2. Taxpayer money bled into conceited activities.
    3. Cringeworthy promotional hype.
    4. All manner of cash suckers flocking to the honey pot.
    5. Inept crowd and traffic “management”.
    6. Neverneverland economic spin-off “benefits” – nothing empirical you understand, but just take our promotion company’s word for it.
    7. Faux patriotism – I can see Spitfires and Midsomer!
    8. Snowdrifts of made-in-red-china plastic tat.
    9. Early disappointment for many, shouldn’t really be here contestants.
    10. Flat anti-climax – that after-party “what was that all about?” bingeing on budget crisps, acid stomach sensation.

    Let’s hope the weather’s awful and the strikes are national – just for the laughs.

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      jgm2 says:

      You can’t guarntee the awful weather. But you can guarantee the tube dr*iv*ers will be coming away with at least a five figure bonus for a weeks work. Or the trains won’t run.

      Health and safety you see.

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    Big Tits says:

    Can I come and join you there, Guido? I can’t abide Seb and Co. Why does he always close his eyes when being interviewed in that oh so superior way? Not even a glimpse at my tits!.

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  66. 197
    Anonymous says:

    The most exciting time in British history? Surely things like the Battle of Hastings, Waterloo, the odd Viking rape & pillage, various World Wars etc. would rank higher on the historical excitement scale than one pretentious Olympics.

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    Olympics violates human rights says:

    It is an ignored fact that the Olympics violates the European convention on Human rights (Article 14) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 25) due to lack of race- and gene-neutrality in track, field and swimming events.

    Here are the facts.

    Some competitions such as weight lifting are organized to ensure that inherited body differences do not affect who wins. This is done by the use of different classes for inherited body differences and Sinclair adjustment coefficients. Winning in athletics therefore can be race-neutral.

    But with the exception of weight lifting the IOC organizes all other single competitor track, field, and swimming events without regard to inherited body differences. Because inherited body differences vary across the globe, this results in some geographic areas having few or no single competitor event winners. For example, no Indian has ever won a track and field Olympic event and only two Chinese athletes won medals out of a potential 141 at Beijing (Zhou Chunxiu, Bronze, Marathon; Zhang Wenxiu, Bronze, Hammer throw). The example of weight lifting shows that competition could be run to remove the effects of inherited advantage but there is no will in the IOC to change how events are organized to make them race-neutral.

    This is a major violation of rights because exercise is major factor in reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetics, cancer and psychiatric illness. Research shows adult uptake of exercise links to sport participation at schools. Moreover research shows that during adolescence the brain’s reward circuits are maturing and so determining whether people as adults take part in exercise.

    All parents have a right that the reward circuits of their children which affect their exercise uptake mature without being prejudiced by race. Thus it is a human right that all sport and athletic competition is organized to be race neutral. This requires not only that school sports are race-neutral but also adult ones. First, school athletics/sports are closely linked to the international practices at the Olympics (there is even a “Youth Olympics” associated with the IOC). Moreover adolescents look at their potential in terms of engaging in athletics to the Olympics.

    The lack of race-neutrality at London 2012 is therefore a major rights denial to individuals with Indian and Chinese ancestry. The IOC could organize the Olympics so it was race-neutral (weight lifting shows it can) but select that it does not. The IOC thus perpetuates a racially linked competition lack of success in single competitor events and through this a racially linked impairment upon health. This is a major violation of human rights for those of Indian and Chinese ancestry.

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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

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