February 15th, 2012

As Predicted, Rangers Cursed

Some people are sceptical of the Curse of the One Eyed Son of the Manse and think that Guido exaggerates the power and reach of the curse. As this blog would take no pleasure in reporting, stock markets fell in the wake of his visits, natural and political disasters would hit the countries of leaders he met and the most powerful element of the curse was that any association with any sporting figures resulted in them losing. Raith Rovers had cause to regret Gordon Brown’s support…

Back in October 2009 Iain Martin predicted that the jinx would put fear into fans of Glasgow Rangers. With the Club going into bankruptcy, so it has come to pass…

See also: Brown Gets the Celtic Treatment


  1. 1
    Malcom says:

    Guido you should dig about and find out why Rangers were allowed for so long to cheat HMRC and why none of the lefties (Ukuncut) are protesting up there.

  2. 2
    YorkshireLad says:

    In the age-old tradition of PC and even-handedness, he should have displayed a Glasgow Celtic shirt too. In not doiung so, he is surely demonstrating is anti-Catholic leanings and ought to have been prosecuted for religious hatred

  3. 3
    Bliar says:

    I spent ages looking for WMD’s and he was sat beside me along…..

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    Has Ed denounced these predators yet

  5. 5
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Scottish “politician”. Scottish “Football”

  6. 6
    Lickity-Split says:

    This one made Assam pour from my nose when I read this one! Thanks Guido, soggy toast!

  7. 7
    Bongler says:

    This is good news, subsidy-scrounging jocks get done for tax dodging and Labour-style financial management.

  8. 8
    Steve Miliband says:

    Apparently they had an illegal trust to pay wages, so owe tax on that, going back years.

    The new guy is obviously asset stripping and they have a further tax liabaility of £9m since he took over last year. Local Labour MP’s are calling for mercy from HMRC!

    So the new owner takes the company into administration and will just start again without any debt, having bought it for £1! The taxpayers foot the bill.

    Evil bankers fault

  9. 9
    eric spock. says:

    You mean its possible to predict the downfall of a company by noticing that it is spending far more money than they earning?


  10. 10
    RedEd says:

    Guido, you should look into this and follow the money. Seems to be some kind of connection to Octopus/Ticketus and venture capital funds. Might be some sport here for you.

  11. 11
    Ed Balls says:

    This has nothing to do with you being a Celtic fan Guido?

  12. 12
    Tooth fairy says:

    The HMRC will not get anything from the ‘old’ Rangers. The new Rangers will rise like the pheonix from the ashes.

    Salmond should be told that this £79 million will be added to his bill if and when Scotland gets independence.

  13. 13
    A pretentious prick called Dave says:

    I think it’s all about alcohol, – and I’m going to make a speech about it toady.

    And I really do think wind farms are the future, – I really do!

  14. 14
    Gordon Brown says:

    Makes no sense to me!

  15. 15
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish everyone on this blog a long and happy life.

  16. 16
    nellnewman says:


    How soon before a referendum on Independence? Think how much money it will save us when they go their own way!

  17. 17
    Hee Hee! says:

  18. 18
    nellnewman says:

    Bullyballs says the only way is to spend your way out of debt. Chuckourmoney agrees with him!

  19. 19
    nellnewman says:

    Presumably he’s flown down from Kirkcaldy on travel expenses in order to get some free food at our expense whilst sarah is away

  20. 20
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    Like someone posted earlier, which for some reason isnt here anymore its a Raith Rovers shirt…..

  21. 21
    Spartacus says:

    there was some punter – a fan of some sort, on the tv last night blubbing that rangers had lost ten points and were going down the pan . . .
    . . . . its only a game to most of us

  22. 22
    Recess says:

    No pmqs today. Bìllý will be in tears.

  23. 23
    Hang The Bastards says:

    He didnt know it was recess period because he is so out of touch.

  24. 24
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Who were the auditors? Name and shame them.

  25. 25
    Ed the Axeman says:

    The Tax man might get to own the players. Typical government thinking that citizens equals slaves to be sold, recorded in stud books etc.

    They can then trade in the players, and get the transfer money.

  26. 26
    Hang The Bastards says:

    A million quid bank bonus and Labour are up in arms. Civil war style.

    Yet £79 million quid owned by a left wing supported football club, and not a fucking sound !!!

    Hmmmmmm !! Obviously not the right sort of bandwagon this one.

  27. 27
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    Nice one Dave, so I will be paying more for alcohol even though I dont drink to get shitfaced………Nice one Dave, easier than tackaling the social problem this country has had for years…….I blame Fatcher…………

  28. 28
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:


  29. 29
    Ed the Axeman says:

    Yep. He bought the club and the debts. No doubt pumped in some cash to become a secure creditor.

    Smart move if you ask me.

  30. 30
    Tony Blair, Millionaire says:

    Hey guys….

    WMD…..doesn’t mean Win More Dollars?

  31. 31
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:


  32. 32
    Gordon Brown-Stuff says:

    Why do you think I’m banned from the House of Commons?

    Seriously, I’ll turn up one day and surprise them all!

  33. 33
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Thats sort of how football sees players innit?

    Theres an idea. If you realised that the shares of a football club were worth less than the transfer fees of all the players, buy the club, transfer the players, pocket the difference.

  34. 34
    Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

    Excellent news! Make drinking an unaffordable pastime for working people while we siphon off all their disposable income with bigger and bigger subsidies.
    Love it, now pay up granny, you don’t need to waste any money on expensive luxuries like the odd whiskey, you need to invest it in ‘modern’ high cost energy technology!

  35. 35
    What's Left says:

    No it means: Weave More Deceit

  36. 36
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:


    Good name for him, but where does he Chuckourmoney?

    I guess it’s where it suits him.

  37. 37
    The Labour party says:

    Lots of rabid Labourite voters to lose on this one. Steer a course towards some ‘toff’ or banker to bash.

  38. 38
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    And overseas aid.

    Should that be all one word?

  39. 39
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    So you buy ownbrand lager and cider from supermarkets?
    In general, the minimum per unit is for really cheapo drinking habits.

    Ignoring all the sorts of arguments for a second: I still don’t see how its useful.

  40. 40
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Its OK. Granny drinks Bowmore. Admittedly thats not as odd as lagavulin

  41. 41
    The Busby Stoop Curse says:

    Don’t know much about Guido’s curse but…

    Have you heard the story of The Busby Stoop Curse; it’s about a murder, a hanged man and a chair – which it is said to be deathly cursed. If anyone sits in this chair they will die within a couple of days. This chair is so toxic it has been put on the wall of Thirsk museum to stop folk sitting in it.

    The Busby Stoop Curse – dare you sit in this chair???

  42. 42
    Dusty says:

    Bodgit Twistem and Scarper, I believe

  43. 43
    Evil Landlord says:

    They went too far too fast.

    HMRC should not have issued proceedings whilst talks were on going.

    HMRC should not have issued proceedings whilst talks were on going.

    HMRC should not have issued proceedings whilst talks were on going.

    HMRC should not have issued proceedings whilst talks were on going.

  44. 44

    I’ve come to pick up my collection of bogies which I filed on the side of the Despatch Box.

  45. 45
    Loungelizard says:

    Another example of the famous Scottish Prudence that’s been stuffed down our throats since the dust settled on the Darien Scheme. I’ll bet there’s been a Brown and Goodwin involved in every financial disaster since the beginning of time.

  46. 46
    Drop a Daisy cutter on Downing Street says:

    Unemployment under the Tories – a price worth paying?

  47. 47
    David Coleman says:

    They’ll be celebrating on the streets of Raith

  48. 48
    David Coleman says:

    apparently after Aaron Ramsey scores for Arsenal a famous pop star dies

  49. 49
    58 stone and they're still letting him eat what he wants says:

    It costs £50,000 a year to provide him with carers and support. And he’s still being allowed to eat his usual diet. I don’t wish to sound cruel but instead of wasting all this money, I think it would be more humane to just let him die. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100052/Worlds-fattest-man-Keith-Martin-lives-London-58-stone.html

  50. 50
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have decided to buy GOLD


  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    But Guido cares. And why? Well otherwise he’d have to write the odd story on why his beloved useless, fucking Tories are continuing the great work of Labour. Latest story is that the ineffectual, spineless Cameron will approve socialist arse douche, Les Ebdon, (of that great seat of learning – the University of Bedford) as the Tsar of the equally socialist Office For Fair Access (another new quango arising out of the Tories Great Bonfire of the Quangos – oops, my mistake, that never happened.)

    Cameron, never knowingly conservative if doing otherwise will allow him to sleep under the roof of 10 Downing Street.

  52. 52
    Drop a Daisy cutter on Downing Street says:

    So the benefit cap should be in calories, not £s.

  53. 53
    Ah! Monika says:

    Fine, but what about the disposal costs?

  54. 54
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “Was there a lot of inbreeding in your aristo ancestors”

    Class war!

  55. 55
    Gordon Brown says:

    Only last month I wrote to Whitney Houston to tell her what a big fan I am. Today I’m writing fan letters to Cliff Richard, Jamiroquai, Bruno Mars and Robbie Williams.

  56. 56
    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    Taxes are going up on all necessities so leaving less in the economy for private business. The Revenue are killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Private business and the people, without them you dont have an economy.

  57. 57
    58 stone and they're still letting him eat what he wants says:

    Melt down his corpse and use the blubber as fuel. There’s enough there to power a whole city.

  58. 58
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Harsh but perceptive.

  59. 59
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    It’s called asset stripping. Such a process removes capital from a failing enterprise and makes it available for investment in successful businesses. Allowing the taxman to get hold of it merely gives the Govt. more to piss up against the wall, to the benefit of no one.

  60. 60
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Labour in the west of Scotland calling for HMRC to give Rangers a break? They must be fearful of losing some of the Rangers vote next time, because it’s a well known fact that they’re all Celtic fans in Labour up there.

  61. 61
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Very Good.

  62. 62
    UN Agenda 21 says:

    All part of the plan I think you will find.

  63. 63
    Desperate Dan says:

    With a bit of luck Gordon will have invested his money with with Craig Whyte’s stockbroking firm, Pritchard, which was closed down by the FSA yesterday amid concerns about “failing to protect client’s funds” and “serious concerns about its fitness to carry out regulated activities” and “inadequate protection of clients’ assets” etc etc.

  64. 64
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    All Scots footba’ shirts look the same to me …..

  65. 65
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Could you sit right down and write yourself a letter along the same lines?

  66. 66
    graham smith says:

    if this article from ghanaweb doesnt fill mrs brown with fear nothing will
    Tema, Feb. 14, GNA – A 27-year old painter has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour for having sex with an imbecile by the Ashaiman Circuit Court

  67. 67
    Loungelizard says:

    Looking forward to her Tweet on this subject, for once it might be interesting.

  68. 68
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I know its asset stripping. And its destructive unless the company really is on its last legs.

  69. 69
    The Paragnostic says:

    The secure creditor provisions don’t apply in Fucking Scotland, so the Revenue get everything.

    Perhaps they could run the club, and get RBS to sponsor the shirts?

    It would be another subsidy for the sweaties, and might sway the referendum…

  70. 70
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    You havent read the article.

    Terminal ignorance.

  71. 71
    The Paragnostic says:

    What? Does Guido have to get up early on a Sunday? Is he in thrall to the ex Hitler Youth chappie in Rome?

    Heaven forbid!

  72. 72
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Pity no-one closed down Gordon for much the same reasons.

  73. 73

    I always suspected that running football clubs was not a business in the same sense as say Asda or Tesco are.

    However, the money flows are such that they resemble businesses and people trade in them.

    When a business goes bust, activities cease and the premises often become empty shells.

    When a football club goes bust, you can bet your studded boots that a game will be still played the following weekend.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron just the heir to Blair, talking about binge drinking. Doesn’t he have a health secretary for that? Fuckin’ joke!

    He and Osbourne should be meeting to get our economy in shape by reducing taxes.

    Things can only get………………………worse, and they will!!

  75. 75
    tonto says:

    Loan Rangers have problems biting their own silver bullets.

  76. 76
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I have no doubt generally about the curse of Golem but I am wondering about the reference to Raith Rovers. As far as I know, since the rescue in 2005 which may have had a marginal involvement by Golem, Raith has both financially stabilised and gained promotion to division 1. Can anyone shed light on why this is not a rare case of Golem’s curse being ineffective?

  77. 77
    Archer Karcher says:

    I think you will find that Keith Martin is a mere pawn in the establishments false meme about an ‘obesity crisis’. He and others are being used as extreme examples, whilst whitwashing over the fact that the state actively subsidises their eating disorders to ‘prove’ their fatuous ‘we are eating ourselves to de-ath’ statistical propaganda.

  78. 78

    Sean Penn and his ilk should leave the United States and not behave like a colonial power over the lands of the Indians.

  79. 79
    A concerned Tim says:

    Check this out:-http://www.talkceltic.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2710122

    Interesting or what?

  80. 80

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  81. 81
    Archer Karcher says:

    You couldn’t slip in a little letter or two for Bob Geldof and fcuking Bono too could you Gordon? Thank’s in advance.

  82. 82
    sockpuppet #4 says:


    Theres no stronger branding than football. It always puzzles me that they make out that one team has something in common with an entirely different team that worked from the same premises years before. I know it gets irrational and ridiculous in Manchester or Liverpool.

    So in this case its insane brand loyalty, I’m not sure what anyone would want to buy that for unless they were a bond baddie.

  83. 83
    AC1 says:

    Dave’s Labour Continuity party are wittering on about binge drinking again…

    Can they just FUCK OFF!?

  84. 84
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Cameron’s a Lib Dem. Sometimes he talks a good game but he never follows up with concrete action.

    Truly the heir to Blair

  85. 85
    M says:

    No need for boots on the ground send him to Syria to support the government there
    That’s how to deploy WMD

  86. 86
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I’m sure an English fourth division club could take over their ground and supply the same quality of football !

  87. 87
    Loungelizard says:

    Was hoping for something a little more edgy..

  88. 88
    Lord Michael Caine says:

    Dave the new host of Supermarket Sweep.

  89. 89
    Larry King says:

    Check under his seat for bogies.

  90. 90
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    Thought Bliar tryed this shit years ago…………

  91. 91

    Thanks. You got it in one word. Being of a technical disposition, the black art of marketing was always a puzzle to me.

  92. 92
    Archer Karcher says:

    What a small government, low tax, low benefit culture?

    Not a chance with socialists like Cameron and Osborne around. They have problems to ‘solve’* and welfare to hand out all over the world.

    *solve in this context, requires taking by force from you, pissing it away on global vanity projects and ‘nudging’ state coersion in your private life.

  93. 93
    Very cruel and highly unusual punishments says:

    Let all the useless f0ckers die, – or rather, help them k1ll themselves!

    For instance, fat sl0bs, – feed them ’til they can’t move out the chair.

    B1ngers, – give cheap dr1nk til they can’t move

    Stupid kids in cars high on dr0gs – dr0g em up and put ‘em on a disused airfield somewhere in old bangers.

    Monthly clear up, with help from DEFRA (remember them? – sheep / cows etc) – should keep the place reasonably tidy.

    Whole ‘initiative’ to be called FRESH START! – sounds b0llsh1tty enough to succeed

  94. 94

    I think you are a Bigbore, Mr Smallbore.

  95. 95
    Fresh and Minty says:

    Never works when these clowns write to themselves. Gotta be another way but d*mned if I know what.

  96. 96
    AC1 says:

    Food pyramid = FAT body.

    Anyone read this?

  97. 97
    Sarah Twat the Titty Tweeter says:

    We’re just trying a different carpet cleaner, – and we’re having fun with it too!

    Is that the kind of thing you were hoping for?

  98. 98
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    If I read it, it would be to get tips and examplesm and appreciate the depth of psychological techniques to sell bullshit to the gullible.

  99. 99
    UK taxpayer says:

    The tax bill run up by failing to declare millsions paid to “offshore trusts” for players…

    That is called tax evasion to any normal person FFS

  100. 100
    robbie says:

    Brown’s curse about to reach former Dunfermline manager Jim Leishman as he tries his hand at being a Labour Council candidate- endorsed by Raith man McRuin-weird.

    Why isn’t Brown leading the pursuit of corporate cheat Craig Whyte who is trying to walkaway from a debt to HMRC that would pay 2,500 nurses salaries for a year ?

    If he needs a cause to resurrect his reputation he could make a better fist of it than “Stairheid” Curran -who simply wants HMRC to “go easy” on a club that lived a Bollinger lifestyle on a Tennents lager budget.

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Paid for with?

  102. 102
    UK taxpayer says:

    The Revenue should seize Ranger’s fooking stadium and take the gate money until their debt is paid off

  103. 103
    UK taxpayer says:

    What is the problem with the Scotch ?

    Are they in bred or something ?

  104. 104
    Gonk says:

    The association of the horror with sporting organisations is well made and entirely accurate. As far I know he’s never encouraged or supported Wales and England at 6 Nations. But he certainly has supported Scotland and predictably they’re in freefall. Or rather they lose despite playing tough and competitive rugby.

  105. 105
    Anonymous says:

    The power of the curse is waining, taken over 2years to rear its ugly head, but it seems as Rangers had been courting disaster for some time, the HMRC seem to have been a bit slow in chasing for their money. Are there any more clubs about to go belly up overpaid players and management, Gordon hasn’t visited any other club lately has he?

  106. 106
    Archer Karcher says:

    Oh do fuck off, the grandstanding about ‘alcohol abuse’ by socialist Dave is all about increasing tax revenue and nothing else.
    The arsewipe is just regurigitating his EU masters orders to raise taxes on all forms of social activity.
    Go to any country in the EU and you see the same public service advertisments and hectoring bullying, repe-ated ad nauseum.

  107. 107
    Asslick Almond says:

    Look at Gordon Brown and his chumster Des Browne, the answer has to be yes.

  108. 108
    Cal Trask says:

    Surely it can only be a matter of time…….

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    It is a game where 22 overpaid men kick a bag of wind about and throw tamtrums, refereed by 3 men who run up and down the playground

  110. 110
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    spot on AK…….

  111. 111
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    f-off? Eh? Me?

    Read carefully: per unit pricing is an odd restriction, that doesnt make a stroke of difference to anyone who has Stella, goes to the pub, or has wine that isnt paint stripper.

    And you’re getting a bit bloody ridiculous if you think the EU wants more tax on British alcohol.

  112. 112
    Desperate Dan says:

    The Scots are crap at lots of things – banking, governing, football, rugby, keeping terrorists in prison and supporting themselves. Any minute now they’re going to be crap at independence.

  113. 113
    Perse O'Nally says:

    If they didn’t want binge drinking and public drunkenness, then they shouldn’t have liberalised the licensing laws.

    Coppers now too busy on Friday/Saturday nights dealing with drunks than preventing crime.

  114. 114
    Boy Mulcaster says:

    Careful you’ll spoil Guido’s chances of being on Team Cameron 2015. But all true he has simply embraced the Spending State and My Mates policy that Blair kicked off. We need to get the Tory Party run by a Tory the burden of tax on both companies and individuals is now at a critical point, cutting tax and spending is now the only way forward. Paying people to sit at home and pop out kids to the tune of £5k state benefits (not including free education, free health) is not viable. A new Social Contract is needed that rewards work, lets you keep the lion’s share of the wealth you create and keeps the state to small size.

  115. 115

    Gordon Brown on one of his rare visits to Parliament today. … during recess…whilst everyone else is away.

    Its the anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty Signing

  116. 116
    Anonymous says:

    Did he mention the jobless figures or was it a case of ssshhh we don’t talk about that?

  117. 117
    McAdder says:

    Follow the money, sorry I mean the ‘Murray’

  118. 118
    Another tired out old bastard sleepwalking to death says:

    ..and that ugly fucker, Sean Penn.

  119. 119
    Boy Mulcaster says:

    Chaps got fuck all idea of what is going on. Binge drinking its fucking binge taxing that is killing us

  120. 120
    Cassandra says:

    English football is about to experience the pitfalls of selling out to dodgy Russian businessmen

  121. 121
    Jock McJock says:

    The earlier version of Rangers (Oldco) will have a difficulty proving there are player contracts with new Rangers (Newco) unless all these players are given new and more expensive contracts…

    …and so it goes on.

    It’s in the rules you know.

  122. 122
  123. 123
    Jock McJock says:

    The only people allowed to practice religious hatred is the monarchy.

    It’s in the rules you know.

  124. 124
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    This is all the Inland Revenue’s fault.

    If an employer with a Paye scheme misses a single payment then a Statutory demand should be issued straight away followed by a full fucking Winding Petition.

    You can still talk but at least the debt would be kept within manageable proportions.

    That guy with the big ears chukka something or other should get his fingers out of his arse and start demanding from Fatboy Cameron just what standing instructions he has given the Inland Revenue to stop this problem occuring in future.

    I pay my taxes on time and these people in government think they can eat and drink at my expense and fuck me a second time too.

  125. 125

    How about

    **Tweet Tweet*8

    Youngest boy just drew a picture and I said is it a very grumpy dinosaur?
    And he said “No..its daddy!” .. I’m mortified”

    Tweet tweet

  126. 126
    Jock McJock says:

    We”ll be poorer, no doubt but look at the advantages.

    It’s a UKIP wet dream as both countries will need to apply to rejoin the EU and accept the Euro by default.

    Wonder what Dave will do? Call a referendum, no doubt.

  127. 127
    Rob Roy says:

    Well give us our independence and we will leave you alone then.

  128. 128
    Loungelizard says:

    Good stuff. A cutting insight into the fascinating life of one of the worlds most undesirable couples.

  129. 129
    Anonymous says:

    There’s no money left.

  130. 130
    Boudicca says:

    His main claim to fame was that once married Madonna.
    On that basis alone I don’t think his opinion is worth listening to.

  131. 131
    HMRC says:

    You mean like all those wealthy politicians who didn’t pay the poll tax? Or the MPs who cheated capital gains tax like Darling?

    No. We’re far too busy. There is a quiet OAP who can’t keep up with the ever increasing council tax payments needed to fund the local racial awareness centre. We suspect he is a conservative Christian and likely opposed to the enrichment of his homeland by outsiders, So we’re going to push for his prosecution and imprisonment.

  132. 132
    Rob Roy says:

    One Scottish club goes under but eight English clubs are to follow!

    If Aston Villa are not one of them perhaps Cameron should be investigated.

  133. 133
    Freedom for England says:

    The majority of the English population would like independence introduced tomorrow.
    It’s Salmond and his Scottish Nationalism at Some Point in the Far off Future Party who want it delayed.

  134. 134
    jgm2 says:

    Rangers change their strip every game anyway to try and increase merchandising sales as the muppets rush out to buy the latest strip.

    ‘Way-hey, look at Jimmy, he must be poor – his strip is so last month…’

  135. 135
    jgm2 says:

    I wonder if HMRC will go after the players for the money.

  136. 136
    joescotus says:

    best description of that cow curran

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    Archer Karcher says:

    I can’t believe you are this dense, the EU want EU wide taxation incre-ases on all forms of social activity, including alcohol consumption.

    They have even written a report about it and set out guidelines that they want adopted across the 27 nations ( Google it sometime ).

    In the last six months I have been to France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Italy and Spain. In every single one of those countries the same shite is on tv, radio, in hypermarkets, bars and all over “he-althy option lifestyle” fe-atures in every magazine and newspaper.
    All funded of course by obscure quango’s and pressure groups linked back to government and EU funding.

    Of course it could all be a massive coincidence, but even you I am sure, are not thick enough to swallow that.

  138. 138
    jgm2 says:

    HBoS (or, more accurately Bos) bankrolled much of Fucking Scotland’s football with ever-revolving, ever-increasing overdrafts. Or at least that was the case when I lived up there.

  139. 139
    jgm2 says:

    Mervyn King is a Villa fan too. Mind you it was Mervyn who sat through the Imbecility instead of resigning in horror and taking to the newspapers and TV to warn folk of the Imbecile at large in the economy.

  140. 140
    Corruption in Scotland? Surely not says:

    I think the auditors were Goode, Rich & Pickens

  141. 141
    Cherie Blair says:

    Dollars….dollllllaaaaaaarrrrrrrrssssssss…. money *copious dribbling* money money money money moneyyyyyyyyy – i want i want i want

  142. 142
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Certainly not me. My grandparents left that wretched place over 100 years ago. A wise decision. That’s part of their current problems : most of the intelligent ones emigrated.

  143. 143
    Rob Roy says:

    Why don’t you just stuff any referendum and vote us our freedon direct from Westminster?

    As things stand you can out vote those Scottish sitting MP’s.

    Bring it on smart arse!

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    Let Them Eat Brioche says:

    I think this chap needs to be put on Liverpool Care Pathway in his case it won’t kill him just help him lose at least 30 stone. Then I’d cut off all his benefits and make the fucker get a job. I think that will cure his ignorance of how things work, or just send him to the Communist Peoples Republic of China I think he’ll find the state will ensure his rapid recovery

  145. 145
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    In North America we prefer more violent sports. The fans love watching ice hockey players getting brawls — not a good game without one.

    American football a close second.

  146. 146
    Screwed taxpayer. says:

    Taxes are for little people.

  147. 147
    Rob Roy says:

    We promise we will keep them in Scotland if you give us our freedom.

    We don’t want your kind words we just want our freedom.

    Is that really asking too much?

  148. 148
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    And I suggest you get back to sucking off Bill, Moniker.

  149. 149
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    Ask Salmond why the referendum has to be delayed until 2014?

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    And various Yanky setups they now know about

  151. 151
    Zig Zag says:

    Bring back Deadly Doug.

    He was a real bastard to deal with but at least you always knew where you stood with him.

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    I want does not get

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Didn’t the Tories wave that bill on giving full approval

  154. 154
    Anonymous says:

    They don’t get on with the two codes of rugby, they wouldn’t get enough rests

  155. 155
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    Well said HMRC, I could not have put it better myself, keep up the good work. By the way the villa in Spain, in my daughter’s name, and the two new cars, Range Rover Evoque and Mini Cooper SUV, were not bought for me by my ‘boys’ from their ill gotten gains.

    Riding around in my Range Rover Evoque
    Looking for young girls to pick up and poke


  156. 156
    Anonymous says:

    Of course, God’s Vicar on Earth I think is his title

  157. 157
    robbie says:

    the independence angle doesn’t work with Rangers. They failed because they thought Scottish football was dependent on them and would do anything and everything to keep up a cosy duopoly. The SFA and the SPL duly obliged and indulged a pathetic attempt to maintain it using other peoples’ and ultimately HMRC’s money.

    Now if they were independent and competitive…..

  158. 158
    The mind boggles says:

    Can you imagine all those 6’4″ hairy Welsh and Scottish rugby players wearing those tight silky knickerbocker thingies that American “footballers” wear?

  159. 159
    Potkettle says:

    Haha First line of the article

    He once claimed to be a fan of the Arctic monkeys but let himself down when he couldnt remember the name of any of thier songs

    What a Mong

  160. 160
    The mind boggles says:

    If such were within the power of the readers and contribuutors here, your wish would be granted in full by midnight tonight.

  161. 161
    Desperate Dan says:

    It sounds as though Craig Whyte and Sir David Murray have done to Rangers what Gordon Brown and Ed Balls did to our economy.

  162. 162
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Can we give him to the French or better still Argentina ?

  163. 163
    Corrupt and bent as fuck says:

    Was that the same Curran who whilst campaigning the Glasgow East bye election ( which she lost) claimed to have lived all her life in Glasgows East end ? That was a strange thing to say as she in fact resided in one of Glasgows leafy suburbs in the South side and had done or a number of years. That Curran ?

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    The intended ambiguity of the remark meant it could have been interpreted in two ways that are mutually opposite.

    You chose the way that suggests that you must be a socialist. Pity.

  166. 166
    Helpful analogy says:

    Murray is the Goodwin of Scottish Football. Cut from the same cloth.

  167. 167
    filipinomonkey says:

    what? No Marcus Brigstocke?

  168. 168
    A Barber says:

    How is Brown spawn possible ?

  169. 169
    Grant says:

    Well said Handy, that will fool them again. Boaz.

  170. 170
    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:


  171. 171
    Eddie Connachan says:

    This article is something of a departure from Guido’s policy of even-handed cynicism. If Gordon is a closet Rangers fan he certainly went underground early – he sold programmes outside Raith’s ground as a boy. Perhaps the blogger is defter with politics than football – the shirt in the picture is a Raith Rovers shirt, which would seem to contradict the central point of the article.

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