February 20th, 2012

Life Imitating Art – An Occasional Series

After Lansley’s dire day, it was never going to be long before the internet mashups began:

For those left scratching their heads, Lansley’s resemblance to Hugh Abbott from the Thick of It is uncanny:

This one could stick…


153 Comments

  1. 1
    Jeff says:

    At least he didnt hide like Gordon would!

    Tho that didnt stop the downfall videos..

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        The Red Channel says:

        Why do you think the BBC is a client of BUPA?

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          What's Left? says:

          The BBC is the Red Channel

          Red logo, red politics, red colourways, red faced

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          lying Politician says:

          Is that the Big Brother Corporation. The one that has to sack any one for telling the TRUTH. I always wondered why they had to get rid of Greg Dyke. Mind you the Jill Dando affair would have stopped a lot of journalists telling the TRUTH also. Single Shot part charged round. Very Very Proffesional. I wonder why the MET helped to frame a half wit for Murder, Hope Murdoch didn’t have something to do with it? But maybe the money behind him might?

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    • 29
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Could we get Gordon to shake her hand and wish her well???

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    • 60
      Labour PR machine watch says:

      Though as the ITN news pointed out the old harridan is not just a member of the public with concerns about the NHS but a fully paid up Union activist, now theres a fucking surprise, just another stunt involving a Labour Stormtrooper . Jesus even David Hays punch up was less contrived than this carefully planned ambush.

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      • 68
        Replys for every occassion says:

        What Lansley should have said in reply was “Never mind cleaning up my own Mothers piss, We’ve got our hands full cleaning up the last Governments shit ! “

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          Pundit Too says:

          Loved the statement “why are they so f++++ing fat – could have added the rider “as well as ugly and strident”
          Cannot see the physical resemblence to Abbot myself so it is not uncanny.
          Notice that Bring Back Communism are now going to do a satire on No 10. Total silence while their Labour leaders were “in power” and dictated no spoofs to be broadcast by them.
          Mind you the humour on BBC is treacherously patchy and they constantly rely on papering the walls; and laughter machines, coincidentally invented by a BBC engineer who died a few years ago.

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          • Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

            And why do they employ Alistair Campbell (presumably for money) to make documentaries? Don’t they know that the whole country (apart from them) hates and despises this man with a vengeance?

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      • 69
        Sid the Pig says:

        Yep, she is/was a health union official with her own union agenda. I wonder if she is/was a union pilgrim.

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    • 71
      Gordon says:

      I never hid!!! – I just kept in the bunker! – writing my book on Courage!

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    • 82
      Handycock (Head of Planning, Portsmouth) says:

      http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/asylum_seekers_allocated_to_port#incoming-255690

      My downfall looks imminent now, they are closing in. This is how we made millions in Portsmouth. This is why Gordon Brown and Fred Goodwin attended the ‘Portsmouth Businessman of the year’ award, given to one of ‘my boys,’ the biggest developer in the city – laundering his drug profits of course. Portsmouth accepted more than one quarter of all the allocated Asylum seekers in the south east from 2003 to date. I granted the planning permissions, ‘my boys’ built the houses; we all made millions and all from taxpayer’s money as a direct consequence of Labour’s open door immigration policy. this is the clever bit, we sold off council properties to create more demand for ‘my boys’ properties.

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      • 84
        Handycock (Head of Planning, Portsmouth) says:

        What’s more some nosy bugger has been digging for information about the £7,400 I donated to the Liberal Democrat Party (making me the third highest donor that year) – and even into the contributions of my LibDem colleagues on Portsmouth City Council (over £50,000 in 10 years). How else do they suppose we can finance our Election Campaigns? Good job we also get the odd backhander from the boys down here.

        http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/audit_trail_of_political_donatio#incoming-129956

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      • 85
        Grant says:

        Don’t forget to tell them Handy that Fred provided the mortgages for all the development and it was Gordon, when he was Chancellor, who facilitated it. No wonder you get so much protection, and we have made you so rich. Boaz.

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        • 86
          Rupert Murdoch says:

          This is dynamite! Get on to it right away Editors of the Times and Sun.

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          • Nick Clegg says:

            FFS Handy, you have been too greedy and dropped us all in it. They know that unrestricted immigration was part of our election manifesto. Now all they have to do is look up the LibDem Constituencies in the FOI request above, from the Border Agency, to find out that we were all at it. That will mean we will lose all our seats in the local elections next May and at the next general election. Idiot.

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          • Pissed Off Voter says:

            Wow!.Liebour did it for political engineering and votes. The Lie Dems did it for votes and money. Mass immigration has clearly been deliberate and politically inspired.

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          • Handycock (Politician who turned Portsmouth into an Immigrant City in 9 years) says:

            Me and ‘my boys’ will be OK. We all own villas abroad on the proceeds.

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  2. 2
    BBC 10 O'clock Nonce says:

    The Peedo?

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  3. 4
    nellnewman says:

    We’re sure that militwit or someone from labour hq didn’t pay her to do that aren’t we?

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      Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

      Look at the thread below this one Nell.
      That gobby bint has previous, so I doubt Labour HQ needed to give her a script.

      It does make me wonder if Labour HQ have got some kind of directory of Rent-a-Gobs for short notice appe*arances like this.
      Names, mobile numbers and ‘specialist areas’ of gobbiness- NHS, Fire Brigade, Public sector and so on.
      To be able to rustle up even this small number of R-a-G’s smacks of some kind of, dare I say it, organisation.

      (I know, I know – ‘organisation’ and ‘Labour’ in the same post does stretch the imagination somewhat.)

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        Bill Quango MP says:

        Something I’ve been wondering about too.
        Those protesters in Greece were only 1000-2000 strong. Lighting fires and all that.
        if the whole nation is going down the pan it doesn’t seem very many.

        22% cut to minimum wage and 15,000 civil servants on top of the previous 15,000 being kicked out of work. And an increase in pension age and a decrease in pension payments. {On a % basis here that would be 180,000 jobs cut. }

        So..only 2000 turned up to smash the place up?
        in this country we can get 2,000 to chain themselves to an unlicensed caravan
        Easily get 2,ooo to try and burn down a Tesco in Bristol because ‘they’re not from round ‘ere, loike’.
        We had 50,000 turn up because the future richest in society have to pay a share for their elite education.
        Unison got 300,000 because the most gold plated of pensions might have to wait until 67 instead of 65.
        Bob Crow can get 2,000 on strike just if there’s a decent FA cup match the drivers wants to watch.

        These Greeks are amateurs. I’m surprised the rent-a-gob mob haven’t all flown out there for the winter. Warmer than here and the Greeks couldn’t give a shit if the banks get burnt down as no sensible Greek as got a penny in them.

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        nellnewman says:

        ++++Laugh++++ Yep sorry not been about much today but I see what you mean.

        She definitely looks like a plant.

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  4. 6
    john in cheshire says:

    Is the old bat a useful idiot, or just an idiot?

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  5. 7
    In the shit of it! says:

    I am not exactly sure what the coalition are gaining from this except unpopularity. The writing was on the wall. The NHS reforms should be about debereaucratisation and getting rid of red tape, over management, waste and nothing else.

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      SpAd says:

      Exactly so.

      I’ve yet to hear anyone from the Coalition ascribe a single measurable benefit to its NHS reforms; all I’ve heard is Labour-style blather, management-speak and obfuscation.

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      The Barefoot Doc says:

      What are you some sort of Tory? The NHS exists to create multiple levels of management, vast armies of adminstrators (typists), ongoing outsourced consultants (someone made redundant after 10 years or more paid off in full and then rehired at twice the rate). Actual health care that is delivered in a timely, safe and cost effective way is not its remit. It needs closing down it cannot be reformed.

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    • 14
      albacore says:

      In all seriousness (:o)), have Dave and his motley crew yet done anything at all to show that they are any more fit for government than the gurning nose-picker and his lot?
      Ms May seems, coincidentally, to be panicking nicely, if tardily, over the doomed, useless UK Border Agency.

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      Well it's a thought says:

      The NHS reformsis about which groups are getting their heads in the NHS trough, Liebour or the uconned us, the people don’t matter ill or not ill, the NHS needs a big haircut of admin management and PR shitehawks but that won’t happen so it will go down the drain sooner than later.

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      • 19
        AC1 says:

        It needs to go, and fast. People need to start saving for, insuring and providing for their own health, not begging for a ration of treatment from a bunch of disinterested bureaucrats.

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          Disinterested or uninterested?

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          • Really? says:

            Current usage confuses the two.

            This means we have no clear way to mark whether we mean ‘somebody is above the fray’, or just ‘somebody who is above the fray because they are too busy reading ‘Hello!’ magazine and chewing gum to notice there is any fray at all’.

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          • disinterested and uninterested of penge says:

            Yawn

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          • Dick the Prick says:

            We’d need to maintain the structure of the NHS though and its tentacles spread large. The NHS is probably quite effective if it were either possible or likely that doctors +/or nurses could tell time wasters to fuck the fuck out of their surgery or ward. Not for nothing but i was queing up in our Docs surgery today to get fixed something that really should have got fixed months back but i’ve got a week off, anywho – some lad – at least 30 years old so, yer know, not a kid, was 20 minutes late for his appointment. This was 4.40, place was full of kids getting injections and whatever the fuck it is kids do. But the lad started having a pop at the receptionist saying let me see a fucking doctor and fair play to the lass she told him to phone up tmrw and be punctua next time. Numbnuts with all the acting skills of Sophia Copolla in Godfather 3 feigned some emergency! A&E is an 8 iron away ffs. It’s not provision of service that floats my boat, although I can see the strategic edge of commissioning and procurement floats a lot of boats, it’s the delivery of universal comfort blankets and over arching mission creep that pisses me off. The NHS needs boundaries and i’m more bothered about health tourism, treatment for smackheads other than a cell and soup, over prescription of anti depressants and pharma placebos and the failure of politicians to push forward the narrative that specialism is expensive and much of it is pie in the sky shite anyway.

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          • @DTP +1000 (at minimum)

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          • Bill Quango MP says:

            Well said DP

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          • AC1 says:

            The NHS is a the worst treatment, and it’s funded in the worst way.

            1/ The amount people pay and their risk HAS to be aligned, otherwise we encourage bad health.
            2/ People MUST be able to choose provider, so competition sacks bad hospital management.

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          Cynical-old-bag says:

          If I ever come back to the UK, I will have to be resident for 6 months before I am entitled to any NHS care. Mr Bag and I have paid into this for 30 years. It’s scandalous!

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      Zorba says:

      debereaucratisation

      That’s a good word (although slightly mis-spelt). I’ll see you that and raise you deofficificationalise.

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  6. 8
    Diane Abbott says:

    I just wish to say that I have no connection whatever with Hugh Abbott– he’s not related to me in any way. I realise that this has nothing to do with the Lansley mock-video, but since when has context ever mattered to all you evil people on the Guido blog? I’m always being taken out of context!
    TAXI!!!

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    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Didn’t take long to find some comparison on You Tube. Nice work. Lansley is going Blansley and is not up to this sort of meeting, His Dear Dave letter just needs signing!!! Know what I mean?

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  8. 18
    The IT Crowd says:

    Peter File?

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    meanwhile Office of PR PM says:

    Vince, now we’ve got the data from the team building/economics awayday, Georgie’s waiting for that speech.

    I don’t care if Ebdon does think you’re a genius, just get on with it.

    And make sure you put stuff in about Strategic and Long Term, it’s got to be here by close of business.

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  10. 25
    Tron says:

    I agree with Harriet Harperson.

    If only we had more women in public life we could solve problems with calm, rational debate and avoid the aggressive and confrontational shouting of men.

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      nellnewman says:

      Sweetie sometimes calm and rational doesn’t get the job done!!!

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      Lost her rag says:

      Until they’re on the blob. Then its laptops through the Tv screens and blowing a few extra billion on wind farms ‘because they look prettier than coal plants’.
      Then a good bitch about how all the other women are ball sucking their way to the top jobs. A Häagen-Dazs truck on expenses, good cry in the stationary cupboard and then right as rain. Back to work demanding the decor be changed because the colour doesn’t match the new pot plant.

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  11. 32
    The IT Crowd says:

    Am I the only one who does not give a shit about the old demented socialist mad cow and her views? Much ado about nothing.

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  12. 33
    Gordon Brown MP and great leader says:

    Lansley is a pansy, this is how he should have dealt with her.

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  13. 34
    Jimmy says:

    Carol Thatcher really hasn’t aged well has she?

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  14. 35
    Sean says:

    Is this Spec savers website?

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  15. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Tory minions filling up the comments section here.

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  16. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Also, if Lansley and Davey C insist on thinking they know what’s best for doctors and the medical profession, more so than the doctors and the professionals they’ll ruin the NHS and ruin themselves in the process.

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      the nhs, so great it's copied the world over......not says:

      Good, it needs to be fucking ruined before it ruins the country.

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    • 42
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Haven’t you got some boxes to tick?

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    • 62
      The Paragnostic says:

      Since the whole NHS was founded on politicians telling the doctors that they knew best how to organise a service, and very nearly caused a doctors’ strike, I think this latest bit of window dressing is just par for the course.

      Still no solution to the PFI mess – what should happen is that Labour are found guilty of signing up to stupid contracts, and their leadership at the time surcharged for wasting public money. Blair’s bank account would be a good place to start.

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  17. 43
    annette curton says:

    It’s not funny, do you know what its like to clean up your own mothers piss?, do you, YOUR OWN MOTHERS PISS!, only marginally better than someone else’s.

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  18. 45
    ToonBob... says:

    Just a shame all the leftie pieces of shite require state funding for f*ck all input… in their twilight years !!

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  19. 46
    ToonBob... says:

    Labour and Trots….. such professional outfits :)

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  20. 48
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Channel 4 News reporting the Lansley incident. Nothing like not giving the true facts. Has John Snow and his crew got their own agenda?
    Why does Channel 4 News hide behind the truth, even the BBC reported the woman has a union member.

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  21. 49
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    That was Caroline Flint before the trowel works its magic.

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  22. 50
    Malcolm Tucker says:

    She is not a Socialist. She supports the BñP!

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  23. 61
    Gonk says:

    It’s uncanny. ‘ Mean mouths, beady eyes. And why are they all so fucking fat ‘

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  24. 63
    Your Caring Sharing Tories says:

    The British people should feel proud that even in these hard times we can still stuff the wallets of African dictators, fund the Indian space programme and provide benefits for endless east European chancers.

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  25. 66
    huwwuh says:

    Great shots, great shots?

    The best shot would have been a punch right on the end of her equal rights f***ing nose. Some poor sod is married to that.

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  26. 67
    Christine Lagarde aka The Baglady says:

    I’ve come with my bag to collect some money.

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  27. 76
    TORY BOY on the ROPES says:

    David Cameron ! William Hague ! Michael Heseltine ! Kenneth Clarke , Maggi Thatcher !
    Your Boy Took One hell of a beating !

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  28. 77
    Bill Quango MP says:

    But what is Lansley trying to achieve? PM gave him a week of explaining and I was no wiser at the end.

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    • 87

      That is radio four PM.

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      • 92

        Tat was sitting with his legs stretched across in front of her area, deep in his imaginary phone conversation.
        “Could you move please?” she asked. Flashing her smile that many found attractive, but TaT secretly found disturbing. It wakened the dark thoughts that he didn’t like to have. He pretended not to see or hear her. Babbling on about the amazing time he’d had at Oscars last night.
        “Could you move please?” she asked again, a little louder. Tat looked up. And threw her a furious glare. His number three glare. The one he liked to think was reserved for morons and disabled people.
        “I’m very..very busy..can’t you see? Why must you people always disturb me? It would be better if you all left your locker keys with me. Then i could get things out for you. Why don’t you give me your key?” he barely believed he’d had the courage to suggest it. This was his fantasy! The key to a teen girls lockers. His heart raced just at the thought. As it did in the night when the dream became, at least for a few minutes, reality. Would this stupid slut agree? He hoped. Hoped to all the gods of Warhammer that she would…

        TBC

        Would this stupid slut agree? He hoped. Hoped to all the gods of Warhammer that she would…

        “you what? Give you my key? Why would i do that? Look..i just want to get me fags and me bag, OK?”
        “”I’m sitting here!” said TaT. This is my spot. I’ve sat here for years and years. Long before you came her, I was here. I don’t have to move. I don’t WANT to move…walk round me!” he ordered.
        She was young and in a hurry. The rest of the crew wouldn’t wait for ever. She took a step over TaT’s out stretched legs.

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      • 93

        That is radio fool PM.

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      • 95
        Bill Quango MP says:

        only the very lonely ..continued.

        Tat was sitting with his legs stretched across in front of her area, deep in his imaginary phone conversation.
        “Could you move please?” she asked. Flashing her smile that many found attractive, but TaT secretly found disturbing. It wakened the dark thoughts that he didn’t like to have. He pretended not to see or hear her. Babbling on about the amazing time he’d had at Oscars last night.
        “Could you move please?” she asked again, a little louder. Tat looked up. And threw her a furious glare. His number three glare. The one he liked to think was reserved for morons and disabled people.
        “I’m very..very busy..can’t you see? Why must you people always disturb me? It would be better if you all left your locker keys with me. Then i could get things out for you. Why don’t you give me your key?” he barely believed he’d had the courage to suggest it. This was his fantasy! The key to a teen girls lockers. His heart raced just at the thought. As it did in the night when the dream became, at least for a few minutes, reality. Would this stupid slut agree? He hoped. Hoped to all the gods of Warhammer that she would…

        TBC

        Would this stupid slut agree? He hoped. Hoped to all the gods of Warhammer that she would…

        “you what? Give you my key? Why would i do that? Look..i just want to get me fags and me bag, OK?”
        “”I’m sitting here!” said TaT. This is my spot. I’ve sat here for years and years. Long before you came her, I was here. I don’t have to move. I don’t WANT to move…walk round me!” he ordered.
        She was young and in a hurry. The rest of the crew wouldn’t wait for ever. She took a step over TaT’s out stretched legs.

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        • 99

          The above may have an ulterior motive. Exercise utmost caution.

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          • Bill Quango MP says:

            As she went to walk over his legs TaT made as if to sharply lift up his knee. She jumped, and pulled back.
            He threw back his head and laughed uproariously as if he’d heard the funniest joke of all time. She ignored him & opened her locker took her bag and managed to deliberately clip his ankle with her heel as she crossed over him again.

            That stopped his braying, nasal laugh. “Ouch..ahh..I’m hurt,” he cried, even though he’d barley felt it through his double socks .

            She stopped at the doorway. “You know you’re not really a very nice person are you Tat? The others think you’re weird. But its something else. Something just…”

            TBC

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          • Bill Quango MP says:

            …………..“Ouch..ahh..I’m hurt,” he cried, even though he’d barley felt it through his double socks .
            She ignored him but she stopped at the doorway. “You know you’re not really a very nice person are you Tat?” she asked.

            That cheered him more than the ‘joke’ He began to laugh loudly again. Pleased to have caused her to sp/eak to him at all. His sides shook and he put his hands to his ribs to exaggerate the motion of chuckling.
            Meredith looked pityingly at him. Then she shrugged and said ‘your imaginary friend is still holding. That call on on your phone.”

            TaT stopped laughing and quickly put the phone up to his ear. “Hello!Hello?” he called before the ‘imaginary friend’ words sunk in. He saw her smirk at him. Shake her head sadly and then lightly brush down the corridor to her waiting friends.

            TBC

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          • Bill Quango MP says:

            He saw her smirk at him. Shake her head and then lightly brush down the corridor to her friends.

            …………….

            That little bitch, he thought. She thinks she’s so fucking special. Now she’ll be telling them other turds about his imaginary phone ‘friend.’
            Well It didn’t matter. Didn’t matter at all. He’d never admit there wqs no one on the line. He’d just carry on pretending there was someone there.
            TaT had an idea. later on, when they were all waiting by the exit to leave the store.

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          • Bill Quango MP says:

            Ahh modded!
            You’ll have to wait for the rest of the bedtime story TaT.

            maybe tomorrow.

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      previously on Name Stealer

      Tat was sitting with his legs stretched across in front of her area, deep in his imaginary phone conversation.
      “Could you move please?” she asked. Flashing her smile that many found attractive, but TaT secretly found disturbing. It wakened the dark thoughts that he didn’t like to have. He pretended not to see or hear her. Babbling on about the amazing time he’d had at Oscars last night.
      “Could you move please?” she asked again, a little louder. Tat looked up. And threw her a furious glare. His number three glare. The one he liked to think was reserved for morons and disabled people.
      “I’m very..very busy..can’t you see? Why must you people always disturb me? It would be better if you all left your locker keys with me. Then i could get things out for you. Why don’t you give me your key?” he barely believed he’d had the courage to suggest it. This was his fantasy! The key to a teen girls lockers. His heart raced just at the thought. As it did in the night when the dream became, at least for a few minutes, reality. Would this stupid slut agree? He hoped. Hoped to all the gods of Warhammer that she would…

      *****************************************************************

      Would this stupid slut agree? He hoped. Hoped to all the gods of Warhammer that she would…

      “you what? Give you my key? Why would i do that? Look..i just want to get me fags and me bag, OK?”
      “”I’m sitting here!” said TaT. This is my spot. I’ve sat here for years and years. Long before you came her, I was here. I don’t have to move. I don’t WANT to move…walk round me!” he ordered.

      She was young and in a hurry. The rest of the crew wouldn’t wait for ever. She took a step over TaT’s out stretched legs…

      To be Continued.

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  29. 79
    Joss Taskin says:

    Is June Hottotty Ed Balls’ probation officer ??

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  30. 81
    LARD JOHN PRESCOTT of MOUNT TRACY TEMPLE and the RIDINGS says:

    By ek you lot , is there only me that would give that Christine Le Garde
    a reet gert seeing too ?

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    • 123
      not a machine says:

      I rather think john she could be of the sort thats just after your money , still weve all been down that street eh , some of us frequently and regretabbly of our free will

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  31. 88
    Labour dirty tricks says:

    How much did this granny-for-hire get paid for her stunt?

    At least we still have this.

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    • 121
      not a machine says:

      All sorts of nice warm feelings came back when I heard that clip again .

      Funny really hdefinietly said there would be no more boom and bust and yet has a book out called after the crash , although recent news might adjust to “after the cash”

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  32. 94
    Bill Quango MP says:

    That is radio phwar PM.

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    Saffron says:

    What a complete and utter harlot that excuse of a woman is,apalling language no doubt in keeping with what she is all about.
    Liebour/marxist shite personified which to me makes me realise as how low these people will go.
    Their Liebour/National Socialist crap is being and will be more and more exposed as time goes on.

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  35. 101
    Saffron says:

    Sorry folks,I missed out the word to,heat of the moment event.
    To all genuine bloggers nite nite and sleep tight.

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  36. 103
    annette curton says:

    Fucking finance for my conservatory.

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  37. 112
    Labour says:

    Special casting call. We’re looking for a professional socialist agitator with bad skin and a hunched back to pose as an angry council tenant for a special stunt next month. You’ll be compensated for your time and expenses.

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  38. 114
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Brilliant juxtaposition Guido. Just this one post is worth the annual subscription to your Blog!

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  39. 116
    LARD JOHN PRESCOTT of MOUNT TRACY TEMPLE and the RIDINGS says:

    Cameron has now lost all the lead he had over Labour
    Little Ed must think it’s his fuckin birthday
    As Cameron has made it look like he’s actually being listened to
    I was all for these cuts But to put 80 billion quid in the hands of the GP’s is like putting your cock in the mouth of a crocodile

    most of it will be syphoned off into Asian bank accounts !

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    • 119
      not a machine says:

      from where I sit someone has just ensured he has nowt but reverse gears on poll leads , seems i lost on tonights daily game of beat the moderator . I have a feeling Daves senior advisor has morphed into a michevious sprite and sold him down the swanney

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    • 122
      Thus spoke Zarathustra says:

      Following your advice, I just put my cock in the mouth of a crocodile hoping to get “syphoned off”, and that’s not what happened.

      You’re looking at a lawsuit, mister.

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      • 124
        not a machine says:

        ironic … wasnt it a pop group called the reptiles that had with “money its what i want” no my mistake , it was the flying lizards ,

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        • 132
          ancient pop picker says:

          That was a Beatles original on one their LPs in the early 1960s.

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          • albacore says:

            Ah! That was when Liverpool was all over media, not a black hole from which no, particularly trial, news escapes, as it is today.
            The song was not a Beatles original, though. The Fab Four covered the old Tamla version.

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  40. 117
    not a machine says:

    Sometimes its very difficult to place the exact moment , when a massive tin foil
    hat has been procured , but I will place it 23:52 on monday 20th feb 2012 , the moment when Anna Botting on the Pearce and Mguire show , “and we have just got some breaking news No10 has endorsed Gay marriage”

    Quite who or what No10 is , in endorsing gay marriage is a tricky question , as it inferes the will of whatever people represent whatever no10 is .

    Will the three cabinet ministers , now anoimously appear to say they have grave doubts about marriage reforms , will someone mention the sky news Adam boulton poll showing 60% against .

    Moses must be scratching his head , mmm how did we end up back at the law stage again ……..

    Millenia of marriage being so ordered and unquestioned as part of somthing of gods instruction to mankind , shot in the spirit , at 23:52 on a reasonable late audience , by either a teaxt , twitter or email , by somthing called no10 endorsement group .

    well of course gayness these days , is nt quite so easy to pin down , to a funny sounding accent , interest in bitchy soundbites , or overt dress sense . Rich and powerful are and have been gay for some considerable time , Alexander the great being often singled as the most powerful .
    no more shall fingers be wagged , unthoughtfull crass comedy and agreat misunderstanding about gayness being some sort of rot , that should be fended off and treated with unquestioned bigotory , this is being all rubber stamped because its conservative !!

    I perhaps should mention that doing God , was somthing of relief after all the years of fabian wonk and marxism , however to arrive at a throwaway line late on a monday night , that kinda puts what god (christian one at any rate)
    has put down as a template strectching back millenia , and begs the question “how much does No10 think god is being done by ?”

    I hope we get to know when the vote is , i think the case can be argued , and the promotors should not be shy , the lord works in mysterious ways , and he certainly has me confounded by this one , I mean if its about rights or rites wheres mine not to have gay marriage? dont recall it being in a manifesto and its more intrinsic than mere politics and goverment , pre dating democracy by a long way.

    I dont know if the greek deal has been done , it appears we will all be in it together wether we like or not , seems like the exit from the burning building has not been heeded . The trouble is the debt in the other eurozone countries is not going down , greece will still have debts of 125% of GDP , Italy 100% etc etc . I presume some eurozone scores on the doors are immanent , might as well sit back quaff a beer as the sun sets and place your bets for if George osbourne utters the words , “because it is right to do so” :)

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    not a machine says:

    Whilst David Laws may be significant , he seems to have beaten george Osbourne on tax relief for private pensions , or for that matter savings . The former was about the most backward thinking taxation the ruin ever deployed .
    It is an interesting longer term , do good tax cut , again though interesting that conservative thinking on low tax on incomes , is back in the thoughts , even though a lib dem uttereth it .
    I am uneasy about taking people out of tax , but there is some way to go before the ruins complex ecnomic destruction device is disassembled , I can see the positives of targeting it that way . I would have thought that this year perhaps more than most is the one where the corporate loopholes are closed , a solid wedge of taxation must hit the exchequor , I favour 1p on each text or mobile call , and cutting middle earners income tax , but we shall see

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    albacore says:

    Try this test: are our MPs first-rankers
    Or just a self-serving gang of wankers?
    Answer black or white. Don’t bother with grey
    Judge by what they’ve done and not what they say
    Still think that they’ll sort out the NHS
    When Parliament’s even fouler a mess?

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    polythesis says:

    The silence from the labour party about the EUs demands that the Greek government embark on cutting too far too fast and putting at risk any recovery is strange isnt it? On the one hand austerity risks recovery and on the other it aids recovery.

    Where is Ed Balls on this? Surely as a caring socialist he would be standing up for the Greek people and taking the same line he is taking with coalitions austerity programme OR is the Greek austerity drive somehow different to the UK one? I dont see Ed Balls or his labour party activists leading a demo in support of the Greek people.

    Surely the EU is demanding that the poor Greeks cut too far too fast and so endangering the recovery? Surely the labour party is in talks with its MEPs in Brussels to lodge protests with the EU that austerity and cutting too far too fast will damage the recovery of Greece?

    The silence is deafening, the labour party supports deeper faster further harder cutting for Greece while fiercely opposing far softer smaller cuts in the UK, supports the EU impoverishing millions of already struggling Greeks on the alter of austerity, supports the EU in its drive to ensure that Greece will be locked into terminal economic decline for decades.

    Aaah but the coalition is evil whereas the EU is wonderful and kind and can do no wrong and the Greeks need to be taught a lesson, need to be crushed under the weight of debt repayments that will ensure Greece turns back the clock a century and becomes a peasant filled rural backwater run by eurocrat placemen.

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    Disgusted says:

    So that woman thinks she’s too good to clean up her own mother’s piss, what, does she want, someone else’s daughter to clean up her mothers piss whilst several other mother’s daughter’s work nights at Te*sc*s to pay the taxes for that to be made possible.

    These people had their piss and shite cleaned up by their mothers, perhaps they need to return the favour, it’s called FAMILY!! – Stupid lazy ignorant cow!!!!

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      jgm2 says:

      No newly-qualified British nurse cleans up any p155 or shit. Well, maybe once just to tick a box in order to get a credit towards their classroom degree. After that they just order the Mauritian or Ghanain nursing auxiliary to clean up all the mess.

      They’re too good to do that see. They’ve got a degree.

      And should be paid accordingly.

      Not that this screechy woman, who was apparently a Union rep, ever cleaned up anything either. In the same way that Jane Pilgrim doesn’t clean anything up.

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      Mrs Mary Whitehouse says:

      +100.

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        Osama the Nazarene says:

        So so true. Direct experience of it on an elderly relative of mine. Nurse had to wait for carers to arrive and clean up before examining affected regions.

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      Well it's a thought says:

      We will soon to have a “free” Scotland just like the “free” Ireland and exactly like the “free” Greece, I don’t want a “free” England I want an England having nothing to do with a “free” Europe or should that be a “free” EUSSR.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    I COULD HAVE FORECAST THIS…..

    Met Office ‘needs supercomputers’
    The Met Office needs new supercomputers to make confident extreme weather warnings and more accurate long-term forecasts, a group of MPs says.

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      Lou Scannon says:

      Next thing you know they’ll instigate a witch-hunt against butterflies so that that they can’t interfere with the weather.

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      Alex Higgins says:

      Hope they remember to factor in the disturbance caused by all the heat produced by the super-computers.

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      Well it's a thought says:

      They would do better just getting some seaweed, more accurate and cheaper.

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    Fat Boke says:

    There appears to be a lot of confused thinking about workfare

    As I see it, as an employer, I pay huge, and I mean huge amounts of tax & NI to the government who then give it to some public sector mong people who then pester me to employ some youts.

    Maybe if we cut out the public sector mong club and let me give the money straight to the youts maybe we could get some people back into work

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

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

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

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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