February 17th, 2012

Union Leader Says No Sympathy if Tories are Blown Up

After Labour suspended a Sunderland councillor yesterday for celebrating the bombing of Tories, Dave Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners Association, has weighed in:

“There wouldn’t be much sympathy if things like that did happen.”

Things like that did happen Dave. People were killed or maimed because of it, but don’t let that get in the way of cheap shot. With Ken calling for bankers to be hanged and the noisy celebration of Lansley being “shot”, far from fighting against violent political rhetoric, it seems it’s now a stable part of lefty attack.

Jeremy Clarkson was not available for comment.


  1. 1
    Lefties are scum says:

    Sick fucker!

  2. 2
    Doctor Mick says:

    Where’s Jeremy Clarkson for it a bit of balance?

  3. 3
    Rh- says:

    to socialists the end always justifies the means no matter who gets killed/burned/maimed … just so long as they get what they want. Hang the lot of them!

  4. 4

    If it were obvious that they were joking, it wouldn’t be a problem… but it’s not obvious… indeed, some of them seem deadly serious…

  5. 5
    MrAngry61 says:

    Of course the left hate Thatcher – everything (including the last 13 years) is all her fault.

    (Their fellow socialists are blameless, naturally.)

  6. 6
    Lefties are scum says:

    Right union C-unt.

    Let me tell you something you hate filled shit head!

    I grew up in London while the IRA were bombing it, I invite you to come a visit people who were affected.

    and you reliese that when you call for a bombing of a Tory conference you reliese most workers at these places are low paid and useally Labour voters.

    You and your hate filled comrades are so fuckin sick.

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    MAOIst Conspiracy says:

    Have a look at this profile and see if it applies the idealogues of the left


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    Desperate Dan says:

    Ed likes that sort of thing. He even encourages it by never withdrawing Labour membership no matter how extreme the comments.
    So I think its OK to say I hope Ed and his entire shadow cabinet die a horrible lingering death at the hands muslim extremists – the ones who specialise in skinning people alive. I know Ed would approve.

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    Johnny Norfolk says:

    Labour are such a nasty lot preaching hatred.

  10. 10
    Desperate Dan says:

    He’s not allowed to speak because he doesn’t support Labour.

  11. 11
    Neo-Guido , can you confirm this? says:

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    This ersatz ‘I am so offended’ reminds me of Diane Abbott for some reason.

  13. 13
    Black Cab says:

    Sidebar link to Murdoch email… isn’t. Funny, though.

  14. 14
    NelsonsGoodeye says:

    Lefties! Evil bastards the lot of them!

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    Terrible But True says:

    ‘it seems it’s now a stable part of lefty attack’

    Take the point on the consistent ideology, but if that’s them stable I’d hate to be around when the loons take over.

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    Disgraceful says:

    That is disgraceful. Who do we complain to? This mentally is unacceptable.

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    sir humphrey says:

    where’s Anders Behring Breivik (Scandinavia’s Nelson Mandela) for a bit of balance?

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    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Very heavy vitrolic rhetoric. Although, all been heard before, years ago different language of course but similar message.

  19. 19
    sir humphrey says:


    Labour voters should be rounded up an gassed.

  20. 20
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    What utterly obnoxious creatures they are. How any decent right minded people could tolerate belonging to the same party as these guttersnipes is beyond me.

  21. 21
    Fish says:

    Grow up little boy

  22. 22

    We tried to warn you Ed and Co.
    we tried to tell you that if you kept kicking the big bad giant you’d better make sure you killed him and cut off his head to be sure.
    Not just…you know..provoke him a bit.

    Murdoch is going to launch The Sun on Sunday.

    Rupert is coming back.
    And he’s as pissed off as only a tyrant megalomaniac billionaire with a deep, deep grudge can be.

  23. 23
    Desperate Dan says:

    The Labour Party should change its name to the National Socialist Party, or Nazis for short. They both share the same views about how to get rid of people you don’t like.

  24. 24
    john in cheshire says:

    These socialist sh*ts really are evil. Our children need to be taught in school about the evil that is done by people a left-wing mental disease. Otherwise, we’ll just keep on churning out replacements for the excrement that currently holds sway.

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    The two show says:

    “Jeremy Clarkson should be sacked by the BBC over his “appalling” comments about killing striking public sector workers, trade union Unison has said.
    The union said it was reporting the Top Gear presenter to the police over comments on The One Show.”

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    sir humphrey says:

    That won’t help hi bid to be chief cunstable although he is well qualified

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    sir humphrey says:

    There would be a lot of sympathy if that did happen – from decent people. Not from leftie scum.

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    Iraqi orphan with no legs awaits deportation. says:

    The Labour pocket fillers are extremely blood thirsty. I can’t wait to be deported. Thanks for nothing Labour. My country is a mess for decades to come. It is riddled with sectarian violence and a corrupt puppet government which is nastier than Saddam. Thanks!

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    Ed Balls {Standartenführer} says:

    We prefer to be known as the New Socialist Democratic Alliance Party.
    NSDAP for short.

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    Pundit Too says:

    Listen to the BBC Radio 4 Feeback programme today on iplayer to hear how the BBC Editor of news views the great British public.
    She proved so sickeningly arrogant, loud. and bossy that you soon realise that to turn the BBC culture around will take someone forceful, dynamic and with the integrity to overcome such attitudes – based on the interview a P45 is definately in order.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    The full quotation was

    “Bombing ios (sic) a bit severe but I’ll not be shedding any tears for the demise of any Tories.”

  32. 32
    Doctor Mick says:

    You can get magazines which cater for your sort of taste.

  33. 33
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wished Rangers well the other day. I now realise I got the club name wrong.
    Of course I meant Portsmouth.

  34. 34
    Doctor Mick says:

    What about Tony Benn? Most of the mines closed in Durham were closed for economic reasons long before Magaret Thatcher came on the scene by … you guessed

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    I think that profile sums up exactly the nasty lefties.

    I am astounded to hear the constant vile comments coming from the left, which may I add are never commented from the Labour front bench who seem willing to allow this to go on and support it in their silence.

    God forbid, any right winger made such a comment ! Oh hang on, didnt Clarkson make a joke that nearly caused civil war according to the BBC ?

  36. 36
    Rat's arse says:

    Yes, how do we get in touch with this toe-rag?

  37. 37
    Mr Hammond says:

    He’s probably out shooting …. shooting the next series of Top Gear.

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    Some Geezer wot says it's all fun & games till someone gets hurt says:

    Don’t even joke about bombing people around these people’s families and friends– I’m sure they wouldn’t take it very kindly.

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    Tall Jock who isnae ginger says:

    The English may be the Auld Enemy but we Scots will just chuck oor haggis at them
    Labour awa an bile yer heid! You are unacceptable pathetic excuses for human beings. Take your chav, protesting, rioting, thieving supporters and go and do one!

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    jgm2 says:

    Say what you like about the Nazis but they didn’t put up with any shit from the unions.

    Every cloud has a silver lining.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Just who funds the Durham miners leader ?
    as it’s been quite a few years since durham mined anything ?

    with the exception of Boulby potash mine

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    jgm2 says:

    Just as long as they don’t take them to England I agree 100%.

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    TwistedBloodStainesHic says:

    Do any of you people leaving comments ever actually read the “offending” news stories and quotes. Or do you really lap up this nonsense as fact without ever checking what was actually said and what context?

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    In reply to my own post !

    Just what would he class as an acceptable ratio of civilians killed per Tory ?
    as to get one Tory you would probably have to kill several hundred civilians
    Socialists the party that keeps on killing !

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    stomak ulcer says:

    seen in Hereford Times

    Most shared

    Electrician | Job Details | Hereford Times
    Syphilis increase in Herefordshire

  46. 46
    Scamp - The Excitable Dog. says:

    The one theory in my house is that the old school hard Left have Thatcher down as such a hate figure because they’re unconsciously blowing off some extremely bilious and repressed sexism steam.

    It’s simply very convenient to hide it under a party political bonnet as they always do.

    You’ve only got to look at the extra dig they give to people like Baroness Warsi when they get a chance for more evidence of this, they’re maybe killing two birds with one stone with that one there as well, if you get my drift.

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    Durham miners man is a hardworkingpilgrim supported in solidarity by such other essential industries and associations as;

    The telegraph operators society
    The association of stokers.
    The blacksmith’s league
    The typewriter manufacturers board
    The analogue tv repair and restoration order
    The stagecoach wheel rim body
    The guild of gentleman’s gladius manufacturers
    & the Labour party.

  48. 48
    Desperate Dan says:

    Hooray. I love Rupert.

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    Show Business for ugly people says:

    Was it a Lefty who was calling for Lansley to be shot?

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    Sir Aston Martin says:

    A very fine word, “guttersnipe”, and not heard nearly enough.

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    Scamp - The Excitable Dog. says:

    Another in an almost daily showing of some very bitter true colours buried under years of the fact he thinks he’s ‘helping others’.

    What an angel.

    Ultimately, people like Hopper are bleating hypocritical dead ends who simply only like to flaunt their ‘altruism’ to help them sleep at night.
    It takes very little of a scratch to the surface to see what seething self-centred dinosaurs and one-dimensional thinkers they really are.

  52. 52
    albacore says:

    You apply negative feedback to an electronic circuit to eliminate distortion.
    Make a negative comment to BBC’s “Feedback” and you will get your impertinent bottom spanked.
    (It was ever thus. I stopped listening to that bullshit decades ago).

  53. 53
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Alas, in the modern world you cannot say what you like. I remember when freedom of speech, like the rule of law, was one of the bedrocks of our society. However vile or barmy you were, you could get up on a soapabox at Speakers’ corner, say whatever you wanted, and draw a crowd accordingly.

  54. 54
    Joss Taskin says:

    Didn’t Red Ed and Red Ken’s Comrades murder about 60,000,000 people in the last century ?

  55. 55
    Cicero says:

    You forgot the handloom-weavers’ conglomerate.

  56. 56
    Cicero says:

    Yes, but that was just a practice run. Now they’re gearing up for the real thing.

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    Move along. Nothing to see here.

  58. 58
    Henry Higgins says:

    Repeat after me:
    “guttersnipe, guttersnipe, guttersnipe, guttersnipe”.

    That should help, although it probably uses up our EU-allocated quota.

  59. 59
    Holy moly says:

    Leech Collector’s cooperative
    Elevator Operator’s union
    Lamplighter’s century
    Switchboard operator’s circle

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    Abu Mucktada says:

    What’s wrong with a bit bombing now and again?

  61. 61
    Henry Higgins says:

    And he loves you, Dan.

    Although not in quite the same way.

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    Iraqi orphan with no legs awaits deportation. says:

    Let’s take the socialists argument to a logical conclusion. Is it ok for an Iraqi to bomb the next Labour conference? We lost more than pointless, unprofitable jobs. We had no homes water, electricity, medicine, hospital, schools, food markets and little money, etc. So is it ok for the Labour Party to be bombed? Think about that Labour fools! It is not so nice when the shoe is on the other foot, is it?

  63. 63
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Mass murder is a standard socialist “solution”.

    Far better to just ban anyone who votes socialist from voting again for twenty years. By then they may have realised their mistake and error of their ways.
    If they vote socialist again, deport them to a socialist shithole anywhere in the world, there are plenty of them and refuse ever to let them back.

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    Mr Tangerine Man says:

    A most assured, dignified and steely week for Team Ed.

  65. 65
    Comprehensively Illiterate says:

    “Lodon Bombings”? They bombed Lodon too? The bastards.

  66. 66

    During ww2 in the USSR, a worker in one of the relocated Ural factories where the women worked 18 hour days, 7 days a week, 30 days a month, asked if they could have two days off in a month instead of one. She wanted her and her fellow workers, some 200 women, to be allowed time to build a shack as they were sleeping in dynamited holes in the earth.

    She was shot on Stalin’s orders. So was the factory manager who was stupid enough to pass up the request.

    The hero of the left wasn’t really very union friendly.

    Mind you at the same time workers in British dockyards and mines WERE on strike.
    If we’d have had a true socialist worker’s paradise instead of the evil capitalist regime of the Churchill coalition they might have met the same fate.

  67. 67
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    They history of socialism is littered with gulags, death camps and millions of corpses. Violence is the only thing that socialism excels at.

  68. 68

    Being offended is the new ‘that’s racist.’

    Saves having to think of an argument. Just claim offence and act outraged if the opponent doesn’t withdraw.

  69. 69
    sandy says:

    If they are not being americophobic racists they come out with this kind of utter hypocrisy, after their condemnation of the Clarkson. What awful people.

  70. 70
    nellnewman says:

    ‘There wouldn’t be much sympathy if things like that happened’ davehopper says.

    There sure wouldn’t davehopper of a certainty for you and that leftwing sunderland councillor or for the leftwing generally.

    I thought militwit was trying to make a case for labour to be fit for government. Hardly seems so does it?

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    sandy says:

    It worked for the National Socialists in Germany for quite a while.

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    sandy says:

    Another theory why they hate Thatcher is that deep down they want to fuck their mothers.

  73. 73
    Marmalade says:

    Many alternative sources on the Web, some free!

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    Helpful says:

    I was there; all the wreckage came down where me and my wife were sat. Luckily we left about 20 minutes or so before it went off. Some of our friends who stayed behind weren’t so lucky. One chap only survived because he went to the bar. I was stood next to Denis Thatcher the next morning in one of the bars, he was already drinking; he looked to me like he was in shock and completely shattered by it. What happened was very real, people died and some were maimed; it wasn’t a movie.

    Glad to see the left has sympathy for everyone except anyone who would disagree with them.

    If the people applauding the bombing of political opponents were not of the Left you would never hear the end of it. Where is The Guardian’s High Horse now?

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    ToonBob... says:

    Hopper is a Huhne. A toss pot, a dick heed and if he was at school today would be considered ‘special needs’ !!

  76. 76
    Fine Cut says:

    Common purpose have that wrapped up for a while, look at the sh1t the’re teaching the kids, and have been for years.

    Mass producing tomorrows’ voters, and teachers, or programmers.

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    ToonBob... says:

    Just great the way the ‘real labour’ keep raising their head, just like the ‘real ira’ :)

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    Popeye says:

    These are the scum that would be your Government if you are stupid enough to vote for them!
    Cameron is a fool but not disgusting filth such as this.

  79. 79
    Fine Cut says:

    Was hoping George Osborne’s comments earlier this week about BBC was the start of something. Ever optimistic

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Nah, they just can’t get over she was the first British FEMALE prime minister.

    It flies in the face of all their empty equality rhetoric, and goes against their carefully constructed Tories are sexist (prejudiced) narrative.

    They will never ever get over it, it burns their brains.

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    Famines and Firing Squads says:

    But you dont understand we have to kill all the people who disagree with us so we can perfect a “pure” socialism and we can all begin again at year zero.

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    stun says:

    Indeed. I think Lord Tebbitt may have something to say about this too.

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    Misconduct in public office says:

    Chief Cun tstable more like

  84. 84
    Some Geezer wot didn't upload the video to YouTube says:

    Now THAT, you CAN joke about.

  85. 85
    FFS says:

    Allied to causing offence is that other major crime of the 21 st century namely making someone “uncomfortable” as in “I’m not comfortable with what you have just said and Im going to report you”

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    Andy Marr is a jug eared cunt says:

    Did I not read only weeks ago an article by some leftist rag saying that right wing political diatribe and opinions are far too violent in todays society? These pricks just can’t help themselves, can they?

  87. 87
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Decontamination of the Labour brand is going to be even more difficult if that Hunt’s views get an airing.

    However, the world’s favourite state funded broadcaster will be leading on the arrests of NI staff, and polis corruption rather than do anything about the sick views of Trade Unionists and third rate councillors.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Helpful’ is another one of the words. As in, ‘When you said Miliband/Clegg/Cameron was a cretin that was not helpful.’ As if we have any obligation to help someone trying to pick our pocket.

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    Abu Twatada says:

    So was Hitler a leftie?

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    Back off the net says:

    When someone says that what you have just said is “not helpful” what they mean is that you have just spoke the truth but they dont want to hear it.

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    It also sums up most investment bankers.

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    £5 Million BBC pilgrim with gold-plated pension says:

    There are some very nervous sphincters among the Labour f1lth MP’s, the Sunday Sun is coming! Start hiding away your underage boys Watson and Bryant. The rest of the Labour f1lth need to start buying off the people who know things. The truth will out and soon.

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    As with Tony Bliar, when asked if he knew how many civilians had been killed in the bombing and occupation of Iraq.

    He responded that it was ‘not helpful’ to know.

    After all, massive civilian deaths are an inconsequential irrelevance when you have started a war on false pretences, aren’t they?

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    £5 Million BBC pilgrim with gold-plated pension says:

    I really can’t wait for the Sunday Sun to start ripping into the Labour f1lth. There must be so much scandal, secrets and corruption to report on that it will probably last for decades. Make sure your young children are safe as the Labour f1lth may try and snatch them.

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    National SOCIALIST party says:

    Big state = Left Wing
    Small State= Right Wing

    Work it out Sherlock

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    Johnny Logic says:

    I’m surpsied there aren’t more people calling for bringing back hanging. That will soon bring a stop to violent rhetoric.

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    just saying says:

    The left is a big fan of violence.
    That’s why Blair and Brown’s governments spent so much of their time fighting pointless and unpopular wars rather than running the country successfully.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Tried to reply Three feckin times All disappeared !

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    Religion is the opiate of the masses says:

    Hang Abu Fatlardarse.
    That would be a good start.

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    £5 Million BBC pilgrim with gold-plated pension says:

    Has Dave Hopper still got that underage boy in his office?

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    Anonymous says:

    Was she “comfortable” with being shot and were any of her family “offended” by it. Notwithstanding the fact that you raise this matter is not helpful.

  102. 102
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Wheeltappers & Shunters Club.

  103. 103
    Lest we forget says:

    I’d just like to take the opportunity to remind the outspoken female Labour councillor and union leader about 12 year old Tim Parry and three year old Jonathon Ball.
    Both children and both murdered in the 1993 IRA Warrington bombing.

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    History teacher says:

    Hitler was leader of the German National Socialist Workers Party.

  105. 105
    Draven says:

    I note they now hold their meetings in Spennymor Town Hall. Wonder if it is at our expense?

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    do me a favour says:

    I don’t take any notice of boys whose balls haven’t dropped yet.

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    Laughing hangman says:

    Nah, not even that, she, the blessed one, stood up to the employment destroying small minded fookers in the unions and told them to embrace sex and travel.

    I remember in the 70s when Fords Vauxhall Britsh Leyland or should that be Cars by KGB, Dockers Miners and local council workers shipbuilders were more on strike than in work. I’m sure Fords at Halewood had a revolving door that moved at light speed on the way out.

    The left hate her because she made people open their eyes that Socialism is a system to control the masses from literally the cradle to the grave, from owing your house, to saying if you can work or not through the closed shop. She let people deceide for themselves, not allowing the Milislugs, Bliars, Broons or Benns and Foots to control them.

    If socialists want to live in a democratic republic go live in North Korea China or Russia and see how long they last if they complain.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour’s hate knows no bounds.

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    Anonymous says:

    Mother was a university lecturer and he went to Oxford Uni.
    Yeah- really in touch with the British working Class.

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    jgm2 says:

    Labour’s talent knows no beginnings.

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    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps Prescott could explain his stance to Simon Weston and the citizens living in the Falklands?

  112. 112
    Dr David says:

    It would have been helpful to have known if there were WMD in Iraq.
    But Prescott and his cronies didn’t care when they were voting for that war.

  113. 113
    Dr Nuttjob and Nurse Doppelganger with a fat arse and warty face. says:

    Perhaps Draper and Campbell can set up business, curing Labour of its insanity. Starting with the juvenile mentalist Brown.
    Psychiatry on NHS is crap and its needs to go and do one. :) :)
    Private is better. :)

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    Terrytory says:

    Hopper is a bloody nutter, but a nasty and dangerous nutter.
    He is “leader” of the Durham Miners, all NIL of them.
    But, he has a salary, an expense account, a Cuban wife (!), and a fawning following among Labour Party members.

    Like Scargill, he is living off the misguided rules of a Union which bears no relation whatever to everyday life.

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    Sir Alex Ferguson Labourmember and tax avoider says:

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    Lord Sake says:

    NIMBY — capital punishment for the workers but NOT for the bankers….hang the bastards with piano wire from every lamp standard strong enough to bear the weight of a fat cat, sums up my opinion on this debate.

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    maggie the dog says:

    line them up and shoot the left wing shites

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    All the usual funny monkiers but you know who I am says:

    81lly is not a little boy – he is a sado huhne

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    Tee Hee says:

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    Tim Cook says:

    Bombing ios is correct. iPhones and iPads are appalling over pryced pieces of rubbish.

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    Fish says:

    Just for the record here are the numbers of pit closures in the Durham and Northumberland coalfield.

    1990’s 6*
    1980’s 17*
    1970’s 19
    1960’s 73
    1950’s 16

    * Thatcher years

    At the end of the first world war there were 223,000 miners there. By nationalisation that had more than halved to 108,000.
    Seems like nothing much has changed – Thatcher always get the blame.

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

    It’s that word ‘socialist’ again. Does it mean ‘psychopathic, bigoted, anti-democratic thug’ by any chance?

  123. 123
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Socialists don’t have a sense of humour. I thought everybody knew that.

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    Fruitbat says:

    Sir Humphrey said “Labour voters should be rounded up an gassed”….

    I’m sorry, but I cannot agree with this at all and find the idea very disturbing as it could be seen by some as a kindness…

    Industrial meat grinders, that’s what you need..

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    Fog on the Tyne says:

    Or as we used to call it “backward”.

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    Dead Ed says:

    Any bandwagons?

  127. 127
    Labour filth spreaders says:

    another example of the human filth that is the Labour Party

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    The Shoe Throwing Peaceful Protest. says:

    All muslims must rise and throw their shoes at the Labrats at the next Labour Conference. That would be fucking hilarious. :)

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

    That’s why I was a bit disappointed that Condi Rice didn’t run for President. Can you imagine how much wind would have been taken out of the Left’s sails if the first woman and non-white President had also been a Republican?

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    Alison Campbell In a shitty flat! says:

    Jog On! Mentalist Mong!

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    Jimmy says:

    I take it this mock outrage whinge was written by the one who wasn’t a terrorist groupie in the 80s?

  132. 132
    Winny in a wheelchair says:

    @Jimmy. The spineless one?

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    sir humphrey says:

    hitler was just a different flavour of leftie. people on the right favour individualism over collectivism. a demagogue can only be left wing by definition.

  134. 134
    Expat Geordie says:

    Phrases last heard in Britain on 30th April 1997.

    “It’s a free country.”

    “There should be a law against it.”

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    Anonymous says:


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    Gordoom Brown says:

    I would also like send my best wishes to Arsenal for their tie at the San Siro.

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    Nigel Doughty's Ghost says:

    Wait till you hear what they say about the 4 BY 2’S and I S R A E L in private, they make the toytown n*zis sound like amateurs.

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    BBC Head of HR says:

    Mr Linaker, please report to me in HR first thing on Monday morning. You are not allowed to publicly criticise fellow media colleagues unless they work for NI or the Daily Mail.

    Please bring your staff pass with you, Trot downstairs on your way out and hand it to our new fave, Owen Jones. He will in turn Trot you to the main gate so you can catch the tube home.

    We are not prejudging your disciplinary hearing by the way.

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    sick sick sick says:

    meanwhile in other news, the NI Executive has approved £18million to build an IRA shrine at the Maze Prison and will contribute £61million to build the GAA a 40000 all seater stadium on the site where two British soldiers, Corporals Howes and Wood, were dragged from their car and executed in front of the world in 1988….and which will be used for IRA parades such as this one..


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    Nigel Doughty's Ghost says:

    Yeah right on Rio ‘i’m a member of Bupa and can afford the best private treatments in the world’ Ferdinand you tell them……..

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    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    I suspect someone has been pulling Guido’s plonker here.

    There are no working coal mines in Durham for miners to go down for Christsake.

    We have closed them all.

    The guy might like dressing up and waving his Davey lamp on Durham’s Miners Gala day but I can guarantee you that the guy has not mined Durham Coal in the last 20 years.

    It is nice though to see independent investigative journalism in action.

    We are all having a good laugh in the Seven Stars tonight at Guido’s expense!

  142. 142
    Expat Geordie says:

    And all the Durham men, some of them ex-miners or sons of miners, who served in the forces and were killed in Ulster. I particularly remember one young lad from Stanley killed in the 1988 Omagh bus bombing. 18 years old on his first tour.

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    Best news of the week: the Sun on Sundays. Rejoice.

  144. 144
    Nigel Doughty's Ghost says:

    Credit us all with a little intelligence please, we all know about these left wing jokers and their non jobs taking the piss. Look how well Arthur Scargill still dines out in his fairyland role.

  145. 145
    sick sick sick says:

    what aort of sick fucker thought it a good idea to permit Jo Brand to make a programme on kissing.
    I’d rather kiss a pig’s hole than consider that ugly freak

  146. 146
    maggie the dog says:

    te he

  147. 147
    jgm2 says:

    Has he still got his grace and favour flat in London?

  148. 148
    Watch says:

    3 uni courses, zero proper jobs. We’ve paid for him to spout his crap.


  149. 149


    Ice Axe

    Property of Leon Trotsky

    Only used once

    Should be good for another 2m applications

    What am I bid?

  150. 150
    jgm2 says:

    Oooooh. Diversion. Not seen that tactic from the Labour apologists before.

  151. 151
    Xavier Onassis says:

    I worked in the NE in an industrial workplace during the 80s. Every misfortune or occurrence that happened was blamed on “Thatcher,” the name was always spoken with venom. To hear them talk you’d thing they would have all been brain surgeons or captains of industry had it not been for “Thatcher.” People like this dickhead just can’t face up to their own shortcomings, failing and general inadequacies, far better to blame the hated Tories.

    Transfer them all to Scotland when Alex S gets his wish. Let’s get shot of the whining Geordies!

  152. 152
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    They must have some sense of humour. Just read their manifesto.

  153. 153
    The Peoples Hangman says:

    Oh I see so with your logic we should not be imprisoning people either as thats “Abduction” and decends to the same level as kidnapping.

  154. 154
    Rev Titwank says:

    Will it be all tarts and vicars then?

  155. 155
    Socialism is for the little people says:

    Hey Sir Alex, I take it when one of your star players gets injured and requires an operation , you send him along to his nearest NHS hospital ?

  156. 156
    Gary Lineker says:

    The fact that he spends the odd Sunday on a Murdoch TV property, FoxSoccer, as an in-studio analyst of football matches usually involving Arsenal, could conceivably make him “fair game,” as it were, if you really want to get down to cases, sir. Talk to my solicitor in future.

  157. 157
    For those who wish to destroy the UK says:

    Essentially you wont be happy until you get full independence for the Home Counties and even then……

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  159. 159
    Fidel Castro says:

    If only my good friend Che Guevara was alive today . He would take issue with all that you say . Your grotesque disregard for human sweat perspiration and endeavour.

    Che is not here today to rectify the perfiduous trash you seek to peddle. But rest assured there is one man left standing who single handedly will raise his ghost and thrash you with a simple argument based upon humanity basic common sense a lifetime of seeking to do best for his people.

    I swear with all that i hold dear that I will speak to you only the truth. alse prophet am i not. Have seen injustice and inequality throughout my long life.

    Your Ameriian friends have even had the temerity to seek to murder me and disredit in front of my people. lthough the blood of my good friend Mo Ghadaffi is running thriough their hands as I speak to you here. Mo stood up for what was right. He had no money. He lived in a tent and only had women in his tent as his bodyguards. He loved those women and they loved him too because he was a real man in his tent who cared for people unlike the English who seek to poison and impregnate with thrush which they claim to have contracted from an Arnitage and Shanks toilet seat hand built by craftsmen in Stoke on Trent

    I General and grand Leader of the cuban people will tell you only the truth . I am the longest serving leader in the modern world and when I speak people listen
    the whole world over particularly here in Cuba where the sun shines and the cigars are long and not taxed.

    I remember many years ago being on an absolute belter of a saturday night in newcastle big market with a game young Bambino from Birtley Colliery.

    As we went back to her place on the 365 Northern Transport night service bus at 3.00. a.m. On sunday morning as we got out of Gateshead some very strange things started happening in the rain and sleet and cold of that passionate August night.

    Th bus filled up seat after seat with miners. Miners who were going to start their working weeks down Birtley Colliery at 4.00 a.m. On a sunday morning when you lot of self righteous holier than though caring loving sharing people were fast asleep in your ronco tossing beds.

    These are the people you vilely deprived of all dignity and employment. You may have taken their money and coal away from them but you cannot take their courage and ale.

    If they think you are a lot of gobby weak kneed shits who wouldn’t last ten minutes down a flooded coal pit they will tell you to your face and yes they have earned the right to do so .

    This is only a short address tonight because i have an appointment with my nurse. But rest assured i will return and speak further about your monstrous imperial attitudes racist and ugly footballers and drunken women i would not give to my dog.

    I trust my short address makes you realise the errors of your ways.

    Remember it was not me who killed Kennedy and I still have my own hair and as you can all hear I am far from senile.


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    The Tories are the nasty party !

  161. 161
    In the beginning was Fatcher ! says:

    The BBC helpfully provides a number of online articles on the history of Pit closures which for some reason only go back to 1984. Do you know why that might be children ?

  162. 162
    Tell it like it is says:

    DO you mean the bbc – the official opposition to the present government?

  163. 163
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    how many associated durham miners work in a pit?

    almost exactly approximately none

  164. 164
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Mission accomplished !

  165. 165
    Dave, a disappointing dilettante dipstick says:

    I have first rate PR skills, – and wind farms are the future. You DO trust me, don’t you? You did Tony!

  166. 166
    H@rridan, the people's happiness says:

    Me and me wimmin are here to help you in any way we can, – aren’t we girls?

  167. 167
    Jack Dromey says:

    Put me on that shortlist.

  168. 168
    Working out your arse from yor elbow says:

    I dont think its a case of favouring individualism over collectivism as most people think theres a place for both, its more about how much collectivism or individualism works best. The more you think collectivism( as organised by the State) should dominate then the more left wing you are and similarly the more idividualism then the more right wing.
    Thus extreme left wing would favour very little individualsm and extreme right wing would favour very little collectivism.
    With that in mind both Communism AND National Socialism are clearly left wing.

  169. 169
    Oedipus says:

    Hhhhhmm…….. I think you may have something there..

  170. 170
    The BBC says:

    Pitt closures only occured from 1984 onwards


  171. 171
    Hugh Mann-Wright says:

    You can’t take Abu Catada off benefits and deport him as he’s now got a Cat.

  172. 172
    Political Straplines for every occassion says:

    I can exclusively reveal that Labours New Campaign slogan will be

    “Look over there ! “

  173. 173
    Some fuckwit on the bench in Strasburg says:

    No he hasnt but he would loose his human right to own a cat if he was deported so thats a good enough reason not to deport him

  174. 174
    81IIy 8owden i5 7he gre@test ump1re ever ! says:

    Long live DUEMA

  175. 175
    thick as pigshit says:

    He’s bang out of order wishing anyone dead, the Hunt. He deserves to die for that.

  176. 176
    Winny in a wheelchair says:

    Those diversity c’unts on C4 keep harassing me into joining their paralympic entourage. My 4thoughts on this are fuck off chavvy 4 and go and take your chavvy socialist plukes for a jog! Air that!
    Mind you if its darts, I might be interested if there is not a Dale gypsy on the team!

  177. 177
    Joss Taskin says:

    Why is the Scottish N@tional P@rty perfectly acceptable but the British N@tional P@rty totally unacceptable ?

  178. 178
    Hugh Mann-Wright says:

    Catada has got a Cat.

  179. 179
    Eds got a strategy says:

    The old adage about sticks and stones is being appleid but as the eds have no words that are worth listening too they revert to the sticks and stones tactic as the last resort.

  180. 180
    Mentalist Brown says:

    I am doing a Bobby Sands masterpiece by wiping my shite all over my wall.

  181. 181
    Mentalist Brown says:

    I am doing a Bobby Sands masterpiece by wiping my shite all over my wall. While eating a bacon butty

  182. 182
    Stu says:

    Tell you what when you read what a Labour councillor and trade unionist say it must make Labour voters proud to be a member of the Labour party.

    National Socialism leads the way. Lets ask the IRA who murder innocent people, children and babies to support our cause.

    Suspended, those two useless pieces of humanity should should both be jailed.

  183. 183
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Great idea for the Sunday Sun have a page 3 fella.

    Here’s one that would offer his services I’m sure

  184. 184
    Mrs Jaqueline Dromey says:

    Enuff off the fighting ladies. Put them handbags down and queue up to fondle my Balls. Lets start with you Willimena Quango MP.

  185. 185
    The Paragnostic says:

    Waste of good gas, anyway.

  186. 186
    Tony B.Liar says:

    Very good.

  187. 187
    The Paragnostic says:

    I’ll give you two Milibands and a Prescott for it, but you’ll have to pluck and draw them yourself, ’cause they need to hang for a week or two first.

  188. 188
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    So labour are bringing out the big sham pane socialists out on the CLASS WAR meme (gotta keep hamering away at the client voters least they forget that prime ) labour life peer Lord melvin barge is to do a Bbbc (where else) program on class.

    barge, who claims that “We have lived in a semi, the same semi, for 30-odd years.” * forgets to add that some properties in his road are valued at £5million, or any of his other properties for that matter, willbe blaming the public schools “it’s the public schools, he says, that are the bedrock of the inequality that cripples the country still.”

    and that ” had Clement Attlee abolished public schools .. , we wouldn’t have the current “apartheid” system we have now, as he calls it.

    So abbot was right all along sending your children to private school is a divide and rule strategy.

    Thats what she said, wasn’t it?


    * http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/feb/12/melvyn-bragg-interview-class-system-culture

  189. 189
    The Paragnostic says:


    But you owe me a new keyboard because this on just got drenched in Talisker. That’ll teach me to click on a link even when I know it’s a picture of that self-aggrandising wanker.

  190. 190
    Jimmy says:

    On the contrary, the point is there are dickheads like this right and left, it’s just the right tends to be more indulgent of them.

    Am I going to have to include subtitles for the hard of thinking in every post?

  191. 191
    Labour boycott sky? says:

  192. 192
    Fish says:

    Saw what you did there Mr BBC. You’ll get the sack too!

  193. 193
    Tell it like it is says:

    So the Toffs are bucking at the reality eh!


    In spite of everything thrown against him, Ed tells it like it is!

  194. 194
    Fish says:

    Yeth. The cotht of Diethel. 145.4p per litre.

    I will be bringingth thith up at Prime Minitherth Quethionth on Wednethday. I will be throng and athured.

  195. 195
    Let's hear it from the Lefties says:

    C’mon lad and lasses, – tell the wicked right what horrors they really are!

    Left is RIGHT!!

  196. 196
    B£iar and Brownstainovich says:

    We won didn’t we?

  197. 197
    Ctesibius says:


  198. 198
    Billy's Bones says:

    Quousque tandem abutere, Milibandius, patientia nostra?

  199. 199
    Tom Fatson says:

    Censorship. You know it makes sense.

  200. 200
    Gaius Gracchus says:

    I did it all in the name of the people.

  201. 201
    Susie says:

    And my friend Ed Henty, News of the World sports photographer and father of two small children, who was murdered at Bishopsgate. His wife has never recovered.

  202. 202
    Chris Bryant says:

    I get someone to wank me thanks.

  203. 203
    A Horse's Arse From Labour says:

    Oh no it won’t!

  204. 204
    Sir Barnabas Scudamore says:

    what about the shocking ” Grill pan fire at Hereford flat ” story ?

    or the ” Shed fire on Kingsland to Eyton road, near Leominster ” AMAZING !

  205. 205
    Sir Barnabas Scudamore says:

    Hear hear !

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  207. 207
    Sociopath says:

    Doesn’t look like BQ work.

  208. 208
    Trigger says:

    Perhaps hanging a Labour MP a week would be more acceptable, considering the shit they left the UK in..

  209. 209
    Latin pig says:

    What use are you joined-at-the-hip pair of Milibands, will the mob wait ?

  210. 210
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    He’s after facial reconstruction !
    The ugly c*nt

  211. 211
    Lord Flashman says:

    Guido many years ago you ran a T-Shirt printing company. Some of your T-shirts supported various organisations that may be described as ‘Terrorists’. What I want to know, given your expert knowledge of the Looney Right T-Shirt printing market. Who printed and distributed the ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ T-Shirts? They must be quite grown up by now.

  212. 212
    JimmyCarterUSM says:

    While Ken Clarke and Nadine Dorries are champions of women’s liberation…

    Also, if you haven’t noticed, Baroness Warsi is particularly hateful – and not elected. So, while I agree with you to some extent, you’re spouting bollocks mate.

  213. 213
    expat overseas says:

    Hi Chris,
    Saw you on BBC World news this morning saying how dreadful Mr Murdoch is for thinking of launching the Sun on Sunday. If you are really nice to him he might print your piccy on the new page 3. You might even become England’s leading undies model as an alternative employment when you get kicked out of Parliament shortly.

  214. 214
    JimmyCarterUSM says:

    I wish to alert you to bloody Sunday, you ignorant fuckers. There were two sides to the conflict, though English people weren’t killed by the loyalists, they were fucking brutal. You’re just indifferent to poor little Irish children dying because you’re xenophobic Hunts.

  215. 215
    Lennie the Lion says:

    Let’s be fair here, it isn’t just the Left. I’ve known for quite a while now that, if Gordon Brown died, I’d hold the party of the ages.

  216. 216
    Anonymous says:

    The Tartan Racists are OK. Simple as that. They be Lefties. Mind you so is the BNP.

  217. 217
    maggie the dog says:

    if brown died what a good idea

  218. 218
    M says:

    Sums up all control freaks where ever they spring up in society from church , business , politics , the press etc their common trait of telling people what every one should think is the usual give sway

  219. 219
    Grim says:

    String him up with piano wire.

  220. 220
    this is what labour think about miscounting 2 billion for 12 billion. says:

  221. 221
    Jabba the Cat says:

    Bloody Sunday was merely a demonstration that you don’t fuck with the Parachute Regiment…

  222. 222
    this is what labour think about miscounting 2 billion for 12 billion. says:

  223. 223
    Southern Softy says:

    Too late – the Useless Scorrish Hunt should have been taken out before 1997.

    The damage is now done.

  224. 224
    Karma says:

    I’m not a violent person but I’d piss myself laughing if Tony Blair got his head caved in by a disgruntled Iraqi.

  225. 225
    What's Left? says:

    Apart from the mass murders of the National Socialist Workers Party (aka Nazis), their fellow people hating comrades Josef Stalin & Mao Tse Tung murdered some 180,000,000 people between them according to UN estimates.

    The Left love violence, disorder & murder. Hence their current love affair is Isamofascism now that the Soviet Empire has collapsed & the IRA gone to ground.

  226. 226
    What's Left? says:

    Yes, right bunch of murderers, crooks and leftist elitists

  227. 227
    Golly says:

    Just wait a minute will you.

    Speaker Martin still has to be sorted out and i have not even managed to mention Victor Blank.

    There will be plenty of time to sort out Mr & Mrs S after this year’s summer riots.

  228. 228
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    We could start with the HoC.

  229. 229
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    And what of Ken Livingstone’s comments? Is he about to be hauled over the coals?

    I don’t think so.

  230. 230
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I don’t think there’s enough time for all that.

    And who would listen to Dolly?

  231. 231
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Better give your underpants a good wash first, Chris.

    They do look a bit grey.

  232. 232
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    God, she’s ugly.

  233. 233
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    40 Asylum seeking children have been paid a million pounds between them because
    We locked them up !
    they also had to pay another million in “Legal” costs

    What a fucking joke this dustbin of a country has become !

  234. 234
    Raving Loon says:

    Who is “Ames”, and when do we get to enjoy her?

  235. 235
    Taxfodder says:

    You have to laugh…

    Nobody but nobody would care if Westminister went up in smoke along with the crooks liars cheats and muderers that infest those corridors.

    Indeed one could argue a cleen sweep of the creeping detritous that stinks up the place would be a refreshing and highly positive action.

    Indeed I am of the firm opinion the country would be much better off, in anycase I have no doubt another set of crooks liars cheats and murderers would quickly replace those that went before…but at least, they would be wary!

  236. 236
    Expat Geordie says:


  237. 237
    Jabba the Tit Watch says:

    You are such a wanker Jabba

  238. 238
    Cicero says:


  239. 239
    Jonathan says:

    As long as the left control the education of our children, that’s not really likely.

  240. 240
    Anonymous says:

    LOL it were dead ard in my day. I remember my first day as an apprentice brickie – a 4 year apprenticeship, 1 year laying bricks, 3 years fucking around. An old carpenter carpenter came up to me one day, who looked about 80 years of age and with a pained expression asked me to pull his sore finger, which I did, at which point he let off a collossal fart! Happy days…

  241. 241
    MUMPS says:

    You use the expression ‘executed’ – which implies some sort of legitimacy. The word you need is MURDERED.

  242. 242
    MUMPS says:

    Selective memories, selective investigation. I understand what preceded Jeremy’s comment was an agreement with the people involved followed by a statement about it being the BBC and balance was required hence the ‘shooting in front of families’ follow on.

    As Blair might be para-phrased ‘its just Jeremy being Jeremy’.

  243. 243
    Anonymous says:

    Carter USM- promised so much and delivered so little.

  244. 244
    Grave Digger says:

    Looks like the northern loony left is a bit pi$$ off


  245. 245

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