February 21st, 2012

Ken’s £319,478 of Chicken Feed

If Ken’s twitter “lines to take” sheet was leaked, Guido would wager this week’s focus is on Boris being a “part time” Mayor. Time and again his cronies and activists have mentioned the 900 words Boris bangs out for the Telegraph for some £250,000-a-year as evidence that he’s not pulling his weight. Even his biographer Sonia Purnell, who didn’t pull her punches in Just Boris“, says BoJo is anything but lazy.

On the surface it would seem that Ken has spent the last four years doing nothing much except sit in the public gallery at City Hall. However a quick delve into the records of Silveta Limited, which he runs with his latest wife Emma Beal, shows he’s hardly one to talk about outside interests. Ken’s last filed set of accounts show a far from chicken feed £319,478 sitting in the bank.

Not that hypocrisy has ever really bothered Ken…


185 Comments

  1. 1
    ROFL says:

    Kens time has gone, now rejected by voters yet has the nerve to ask them again..

    Where have we seen that before….

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      A man jailed for life for torturing five gay men to death has died at Wakefield jail, the Prison Service has said.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17117441

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          Tell it like it is says:

          Only because they have been shamed (if it’s posssible for them to know what shame is) into reporting it and even now they are obfuscating by saying it is 11 enrichments and not the 47 it actually is.

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        • 126
          Tell it like it is says:

          Shamed into reporting this (unfamiliar with shame as they are) yet they still misrepresent the true number of 47 enrichments on trial. Quelle surprise.

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      • 118
        Why are you glorifying this c unt ? says:

        Colin Ireland was a vicious evil c unt who should have ad has necked snapped at the end of a rope in 1993. Fuck him I hope he burns in hell.

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        • 175
          DelBoy says:

          To cheer up dyed in the wool tories…

          This is preposterous! A doctor told me that a woman in her late 20’s came to the hospital today with her 8th pregnancy.
          She told the first doctor she saw: “My mum told me that I am the breadwinner for the family.”
          He asked her to explain. She said that she can make babies and babies get money from the State for the family.
          It goes like this:
          The Grandma calls the Department for Work and pensions,
          and states that the unemployed daughter is not capable of caring for all of her kids.
          DWP agrees, and tells her the children will need to go into foster care.
          The Grandma then volunteers to be the foster parent, and receives a cheque for £700per child each month.
          Total yearly income:
          £58,800 soon to become £67200 when the 8th one is born, tax-free and nobody has to go to work!
          In fact, they get more if there is no husband/father/man in the home! The brother does not count.

          Not to mention free dental treatment, free housing, free council tax, free school dinners,
          free tuition fees at college or Uni, free eye care and glasses,
          free prescriptions and various other benefits…
          Total value of all benefits combined probably approaching £100,000 per annum
          which would require an income of around £148000 to create.
          About my salary as a senior consultant with years of experience and surgical skills in a central London teaching hospital
          Indeed, Grandma was correct that her fertile daughter is the “breadwinner” for the family.

          This is how the liberal politicians spend your taxes. When this generous programme was invented in the ’60s,
          the Great Society architects forgot to craft an end date… and now we are hopelessly overrun
          with people who vote only for those who will continue to keep them on the dole…..
          No wonder the UK is broke! Worse, your Muslim brothers have been paying attention,
          and by mandating that each Muslim family have eleven children,
          they will soon replace the voting bloc above and can be running this country.

          Don’t forget to pay your taxes!!

          There are a lot of “breadwinners”
          depending on you!

          ——————————————————————————–

          Glory to God in the Higest! luke2:14

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    • 51
      A snivelling, snot nosed, two-faced lying cheating bully and morally defective git says:

      Ah, it n’er cood be me – ah sav’d tha wuld!

      An’ nuthn’s ma fult ye un’stand!

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    • 57
      Bloke says:

      Our Ken is such a cu’nt.

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    • 77
      Anonymous says:

      That cash in hand figure is handy. No 50% tax for Ken. He can take it out when the top rate is reduced..

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      • 177
        Newt Grinrich says:

        You aint seen nothing yet. Wait till you see the 2011 balance sheet due for filing next month: (or did I put it all into my pension before they changed the rules?)

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    • 147
      Satellite dish says:

      I wonder how much money Livingscum was paid for all his presenter appearances on Press TV? (Recently closed down by Ofcom because its editorial control came straight from Iran)
      Yet Livingscum never misses the chance to lecture us about infringement of human rights, whilst working as the mouthpiece of the Iranian government. What a hypocrite!

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  2. 2
    Dick the Prick says:

    Fair enough being a hypocritical git but which idiots have paid that wanker?

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  3. 4
    Magic Monger says:

    What a sad pathetic excuse for a human being.

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  4. 5
    Brunswicksq says:

    Of course that cash in a company is tax avoidance …

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  5. 6
    onwemarch says:

    Wait… he wants Boris to concentrate only on being mayor.
    Ken’s not the mayor, but is hypocritical for making money doing something other than being mayor when… he’s not the mayor?

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    • 82
      Jimmy says:

      Apparently so. Guido’s (let’s call it) point appears to be that he is that Ken is hypocrite for engaging in commercial activities which distract him from not being mayor.

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  6. 7
    seenitallbefore says:

    Where’s that bloke with the piano wire when you need him?

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  7. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    You’ve flushed him out!

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  8. 9
    Tony Bliar that straight kinda guy says:

    Show me a lefty socialist wanker and I will show you a hypocritical wanker……

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    • 48
      Bill d'Sarse says:

      Ask not what you can do for your country, but how much you can bleed from the taxpayer.

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    • 52
      Stander by says:

      Fancy you needing to wank Tone! I thought Big Gob would ‘of’ kept you dry as dust.

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    • 59
      M says:

      Ken , Polly & all those types use socialism as an image right thing ,
      It’s a way of making a living out of the deluded , uneducated & emotionally flawed ,
      They don’t actually believe in any of the shite

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  9. 10
    Lord Leveson says:

    I hope you did not *blag* those details? Oh and what day is it?

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    • 45
      Hang 'em all says:

      Duh. Company accounts are public documents, available to anyone from the Registrar of Companies for a few quid.

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  10. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Ah but what are the liabilies and other calls on the money

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    • 47
      Hang 'em all says:

      The signature’s just under it. Unless Guido’s chopped it about, that’s the entire balance sheet (which would be pretty normal for a small consultancy company).

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      • 76
        Arthur Hyanes (Comedian) says:

        Doubt that. Even the smallest limited company would have some liabilities (other than Kenneth himself that is) which offset the assets. Current assets are those which could be converted to cash within one year. There’s a lot more of this account but I suspect it cannot be seen due to the small company rule.

        Who are the debtors at £27k? Is Kenneth owed some ‘rent’ money from clients?
        When Dermot was collecting ‘rent’ in the 1960s his charge was half a crown a go. 3/6= for Ronnie and Reggie. How times have changed!

        AH (C)

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        • 125
          Director1 says:

          Nah.

          A consultancy company like Ken’s would have little or no liabilities.

          £27k is probably one month’s invoice that hasn’t been paid yet; it could be on 30, 60 or 90 days payment terms.

          The statement says cash.

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      • 148

        We have to be fair “chopped it about” to highlight the free cash in the bank. I suspect Ken has kept it in the company so someone like moi couldn’t say “he made more than Boris”.

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  11. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Well of course he’s promised to give up his spot on the radio and that dodgy TV channel before launching this “attack”

    oh, he hasn’t? what a surprise.

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  12. 14
    MrAngry61 says:

    More to the point, who are the debtors?

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    • 50
      Hang 'em all says:

      Probably just the last few bits of work he did before the year-end; either not yet invoiced or invoiced just before the year-end and not paid. Unlikely to be anything to get excited about.

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  13. 16
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Whats Sid James got to do with it ?

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  14. 17
    innit says:

    A group of 11 men plied girls as young as 13 with drink and drugs so they could use them for sex, a court has heard.

    Kabeer Hassan, 24, Abdul Aziz, 41, Abdul Rauf, 43, Mohammed Sajid, 35, Adil Khan, 42, Abdul Qayyum, 43, Mohammed Amin, 44, Qamar Shahzad, 29, Liaquat Shah, 41, and Hamid Safi, 22, have all pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16.

    A 59-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also denies the same charge.

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  15. 19
    Ed the fed says:

    Given the shit you give newspapers for not hat-tipping your stories, surely you wouldn’t neglect to hat-tip the Telegraph, who covered this story more than 4 months ago, would you?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/london-mayor-election/8815597/Red-Ken-Livingstone-wins-the-mullahs-vote.html

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  16. 21
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    Whoever wins should have to pay half of all outside earnings to the GLC.

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  17. 30
    This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and Lib Dems says:

    Bíllý will be having kittens at the prospect of pmqs returning tomorrow.

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  18. 31
    ToonBob... says:

    What a slimy toad, no doubt pished as a newt !!

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  19. 32
    ToonBob... says:

    Wonder what the ex-mayor thinks of this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17117530

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  20. 38
    Old Labour hacks should just shut up says:

    Guido

    Jack Straw the eternal coat turner spinning and weaving politico attacks in your referenced article…

    Europe has been “a project of the elites”

    And he, who was a founder member of the New Labour elite in power for 13 years since sweet fuck all about it when he was in the “elite”

    Who does this joker think he is kidding ?

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  21. 41

    If a socialist has £319,478 in his bank account you can be sure that he is bent as hell.

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  22. 42
    Question Time line up. says:

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      I don't need no doctor says:

      Will Thornberry be able to extract her head out of her pompous arse in time for the show. Another rich labourite playing at socialism.

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        will says:

        Emily thornberry

        During the course of a campaign run by Thornberry on the subject of social housing, the Islington Tribune, a local newspaper, discovered her husband had bought ex-social housing stock for over half a million pounds and receives rental income from the property. It also emerged that the new residents are Labour Party activists

        from wikipedia, typical socialist

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          will says:

          also shades of diane abbot here

          In April 2005 it emerged that Thornberry had sent her son to the selective Dame Alice Owen’s School 14 miles away from her home and outside her constituency. The Labour Party opposes selection and Thornberry was widely criticised over the issue as a result. Thornberry’s daughter now also attends the school.[32] She defended her position by stating she felt the school should not have moved from its original location

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          • Leftie Hypocrite Analyst says:

            There’s a little more to it than that, I think. As I understand it, Dame Alice Owen school reserves 20 places annually for children from the Borough of Islington. As the schools in Islington are complete shit, the competition for these 20 places is great. It’s a bit like a little lottery win to get a place..

            Emily seems to have won this this lottery twice. Which is nice. I think there is one more young Thornberry to account for. The hat-trick is on.

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          • Your Friendly Neighbourhood Update Service says:

            For those of you who haven’t been following the story of the Thornberry family’s ups and downs closely, it is available on DVD:

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  23. 43
    John Boulton says:

    Hello Guido

    Thanks for promoting my views

    We must attacke Ir

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  24. 49
    Civil Servant says:

    He’s not the mayor. He’s a private citizen. He’s earned money, and you are just fucking jealous. How is he a hypocrite?

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    • 55
      Anonymous says:

      Er…..because he’s attacking Boris for doing the same thing? Much how the Guardian attacked the banks for tax avoidance when it was doing exactly the same thing. The left are expert hypocrites I’ll think you’ll find.

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    • 105
      Anonymous says:

      Yeah, you earn money as a civil servant – a lot more than you’d earn outside of state employment, as you’d not be fit to do a proper job.

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  25. 53
    Scandals galore says:

    Guiod

    Perhaps you are aware

    London is now the litigation centre for the world’s most corrupt

    This man brings an action and then lies to the High Court is convicted of contempt and nows cannot be found !!

    http://www.thelawyer.com/kazakh-billionaire-ablyazov-in-contempt-high-court-rules/1011434.article

    Is there no end to the greed of bent London lawyers representing overseas crooks ?

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    • 62
      Sir William Waad says:

      This joke was told to me by Anthony Julius QC:

      What’s the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?

      One’s a slimy-skinned, scum-dwelling bottom-feeder. The other’s a fish.

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  26. 54
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Red Ken is a nasty bastard and a Marxist to boot – where is that bloke with the Piano wire when you need him?

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    • 58
      to boot or not to boot, that is the question says:

      I’d love to boot him, right up the chufter and then in the balls.

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    • 88
      Hang em High! REALLY HIGH!! (own piano wire supplied) says:

      Here I am my hearty! – ready, very willing, and with a thirst for putting things right that’s gonna take time to slake.

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  27. 61
    Interpol says:

    How much of that money was paid by Caracus? The 6 million quid penalty clause that BoJo had to pay them for breaking that ridiculous oil deal, has to come back to Ken somehow. I believe he is a consultant on “urban affairs” to Venezuela.

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  28. 64

    I think I could be a catfish.

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  29. 65
    I believe everything the BBC tell me says:

    Don’t you just love the left? When they are not shoving coke up their noses, they’re spouting shit.

    The BBC and C4 are ‘annoyed’ that the west is ‘hand wringing’ over Syria. But of course it’s not the west stopping any action being taken is it? It’s the fucking chinks and the commies in Russia.

    So I ask myself where is the BBC and C4 on this? Why are they not having a go at the chink and commie politicians? Where are the mass protests outside their London and Washington Embassies then?

    How come neither the BBC or C4 news have bothered to report the Iranian ships delivering weapons to Syria on an almost daily basis?

    They were all quick enough to line up when ‘Boosh’ was in power.

    Personally I don’t give a fuck about Syria, they and their stinking fucking kids can burn in hell, but you lefty mongs really are a bunch of two faced wankers.

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  30. 66
    Some Geezer wot asks who do you know AND who do you owe says:

    The more interesting thing to ask about that balance sheet entry is who owes him the 27k, for what products or services, and what are the terms for payment? It would be interesting to find out who might be manipulating their accounts, possibly, to accommodate what would seem to fairly scream out “bung” if the answers were to turn out dodgy. Of course, the French have an expression to the effect of you really don’t want to ask how the family fortune was made because you really might rather not know.

    Nobody there at Order-order.com is French, are they?

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    • 78
      John from Hull says:

      I’m going to start a rival site called hors d’oeuvre, hors d’oeuvre.

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      • 87
        Some Geezer wot appreciates a good understated moniker (from everyone else, that is) says:

        Oh no, Your Lardship, in your case it would be Odour-odour.com or Ordure-ordure.com

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  31. 68
    Breaking News says:

    Ken Livingstone to buy Greece

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  32. 70
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ken Livingstone is yesterday’s trotsky. Go away Livingstone and take your socialist hypocrisy with you.

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  33. 72
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I see Toenails was on the BBC again wanking on about “evil Tories” and making the poor work for their benefits.

    Funny thing is I swear if you go to the BBC jobs section you can ‘volunteer’ to do unpaid work with the BBC.

    So what exactly is the difference between Tesco and the BBC I ask myself? Will Toenails tell us?

    At least ITV told us the protesters were a bunch of left wing rabble rousers.

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  34. 79
    Archie says:

    Meanwhile, oop North: http://www.lbc.co.uk/grooming-trial-girls-plied-with-drugs-51363 Vote for Ken and get more “enrichment”!

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    • 81
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Ah well they are only following the teachings of their leader.

      The thought of an old man becoming aroused by a child is one of the most disturbing thoughts that makes us cringe as it reminds us of pedophilia and the most despicable people. It is difficult to accept that the Holy Prophet married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and consummated his marriage with her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old.

      http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/sina/ayesha.htm

      But the left excuse that of course.

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      • 99
        Johnny Logic says:

        Presumably there are right wingers who excuse that sort of thing as well. I don’t. Does that make me a liberal or simply someone with morals?

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        • 133
          Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

          Don’t know but plenty of left wing groups want the age of consent lowered or abolished.

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  35. 80
    Jimmy says:

    “However a quick delve into the records of Silveta Limited, which he runs with his latest wife Emma Beal, shows he’s hardly one to talk about outside interests.”

    Or even quicker just copy a Torygraph story from last October. No-one will notice.

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    • 83
      Alex says:

      You can guarantee that the Hunt above will always leap to the defence of a wife beater – especially one who counts those who think gays should be stoned to death amongst his friends.

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      • 92
        Jimmy says:

        Can’t stand the man. It’s only the existence of racist bottom feeders like you that would persuade me to hold my nose. Unless of course you really are a committed feminist and gay rights activist in which case I take it all back. Somehow I don’t think that situation will arise.

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        • 97
          Johnny Logic says:

          Why does everyone have to be an ‘ist’? I don’t hapen to believe in unlawful violence or much like people advocate it.

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        • 100
          Joss Taskin says:

          Jimmy, what’s it like, being a permanent victim ? Are those chips on your shoulders very heavy ?

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        • 101
          baaa says:

          We’re not herd animals like you Jimmy, who jump on every fucking bandwagon ‘ism’ going, just because it’s fashionable, and you can boast to your dopey friends that you’re going on a gay march with a pink ribbon stuck up your arse. We take each individual as they come, and I reserve the right to hate gays and blacks just like any other person I may dislike.

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        • 102
          Alex says:

          So you need to be a committed activist to think it’s wrong to beat up women and want to see gays stoned to death in Jimmyworld do you?

          Nope, I just think it’s wrong, and that people who indulge in it or support those who do are scum.

          Love the racist accusation too – zero evidence, you know nothing about me, yet you think you know what my views on race are? Sterling work!

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        • 113
          'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

          Jimmy, you really are a fucking prick.

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  36. 89
    Bobg says:

    Yeah but boris is an old Etonian cock sucker though.

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  37. 90
    jm says:

    Ooh, a limited company eh?

    Salary below the personal allowance and the rest in dividends then, Ken?

    Classic tax (NI) dodge. Does Richard thingy approve?

    Well, you’re all socialists dedicated to paying as much tax as possible, and Richie did the same thing, so I guess it’s ok.

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  38. 93
    Bollock Ed says:

    So What?

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  39. 95
    MandyPickleSniffer says:

    I need a drink…I’ve just been trolling around on the Guardian site where these labour twits are foaming at the mouth about this shrill 75 yr old grannie and all the NHS stuff. The level of intellect is astoundingly low over there.

    God help us if Red Ken or any of these miserable socialist Hunts ever get back into power. Just the thought of it alone made me just throw up a little bit in my mouth…

    I’m actually quite shocked at how rabid these people are.
    I always thought that the Yanks were terribly polarised, with half the country willing to club to death the other half over issues like Iraq, abortion, religion, taxes, deficits. You name it, pretty much every issue is split 50-50 and there’s absolutely zero chance of anyone giving any ground, and no hope for compromise.

    And yet, I find more and more that the people here in the UK are developing the same kind of intense hatred. These guys on the Guardian site are going absolutely bananas over this NHS mess, and their comments reveal a serious loathing that’s been marinading away for decades. And you only need to troll around on a few Polly Toynbee type sites (and even here on Guido) to realise that a huge number of people are filled with overwhelming murderous rage over political differences.

    Reminds me of the good old Mr Eugenides blog. Murderous rage!

    It’s gone way beyond the kind of “spirited debate” one used to see on a Sunday at Speakers Corner.

    And you know what? I fucking despise them just as much. Would gladly pummel them senseless. They made a complete and utter mess of the country and yet they have the goddamn audacity to get up and voice an opinion? No, I’m sorry, you totally lost any right to having an opinion and the right to voice any protest because of the sheer scale of ineptitude and mind-boggling stupidity with which you handled the last 13 years in power.
    You had your chance. Now please fukk off and leave us to get on with cleaning up your diarhea stains!

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    • 152
      Bill Quango MP says:

      +5

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    • 161
      Yeah! Let's You And Him Fight! says:

      And then you can harangue them as did the woman on The Thick Of It: “Do you know what it’s like cleaning up your diarrhoea? Do you? Your diarrhoea? Having to clean it up? Do you?” (BTW: can you use that “s” word after “diarrhoea” and not get modded? Just lower-case the “s” and leave out the “e”?)

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  40. 115
    Tony '180eeeeeee' Green says:

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  41. 119
    Derek Hatton says:

    Q: When is a socialist really a capitalist?

    A: As soon as they get the chance

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    • 131
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      A: As soon as they get a load of someone else’s hard earned money.

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    • 172
      Scandals galore says:

      Socialists are the unacceptable face of capitalism

      They create nothing but influence peddle to make their money

      Socialists are the real predators

      Just look at Blair, Mandelson, Hoon etc and the list would cover a page…

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  42. 120

    Great name for my latest energy white elephant: ‘Kenron’.

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  43. 121

    I just asked my wife to pass me the remote, and she refused. I had to get it myself. I am writing to Newsnight to report this – it’s SLAVERY, literally. Modern slavery. LITERALLY.

    Fuck’s sake.

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    • 130
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Tell her to do as she’s told or you’ll flog her off to a Muslim rape gang, plenty of them in action in the UK

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    • 132
      Tell it like it is says:

      I’ve just watched the three complainers against working whilst on benefits (Newsnight) and I wouldn’t employ any of ‘em……..watch it, you will only have to see them for a couple of minutes to find yourself thinking, employ any of them = a recipe for trouble and pain.

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      • 162
        Sam Beaux-Luxe says:

        But why exactly does their lazy stupidity justify us giving them free money? Dim as they may be they can be taught how to use a broom for a spot of daily road sweeping activity or similar.

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  44. 124
    Displaced Brummie says:

    That’s only ONE set of Ken’s accounts…

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  45. 129
    Anonymous says:

    And yet, and yet, you still run adverts supporting Ken for Mayor. So it’s ok to do private things for money, second rate Fawkes?

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  46. 136
    J. Pig Grim says:

    Why are trades union apparatchiks such pig scarers ?

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  47. 137
    EdButLookBalls says:

    That leftie ex grauniard Austin Allegra on Newsshite as political deaditor being anti-tory for the second night running…given a free run as the huhne is ‘investigating’ Feck off you bbc liebours!!

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    • 144
      Synic says:

      Repeat after me:
      1. The NHS is the envy of the World
      2. Our Police are Wonderful
      3. The BBC is the best broadcasting outfit in the Universe.
      Got the message yet — you stupid serf?
      If not just keep repeating it until you do fecking believe it.

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  48. 138
    Arthur Hyanes (Comedian) says:

    Tories put up useless spokesperson re:workfare on Newsnight. It’s a dead project now.

    Same dude:

    Worcs MP & former investment banker Harriet Baldwin got a payment of £1000 for 22.5 hrs work (Registered 27/1/11)

    That’s £45/hour, a lot more than the minimum wage and even more than sod all for working for nothing.

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  49. 141
    Chucky says:

    I will be your next prime minister!

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  50. 143

    Nothing is as it seems.

    Neil Armstrong’s first words upon walking on the moon were actually Holy living fuck!

    Read about it here:

    http://tinyurl.com/meqp9p

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  51. 155
    Edgar Winter's false teeth says:

    We only come out at night.

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  52. 156
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want to be prime minister again.

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  53. 159
    not a machine says:

    Kens campaign has been interesting so far , in that Ed Millitant hasnt really been seen with him , the rest has been a sort of fumbleing approach based on hoping coalition policys get hated . its a tribute band to a defunct way of running the capitol .

    I rather fear the Lib dems have painted themselves into a bit of a corner , no one uses uranium toothpaste these days but it was once wildly popular , well perhaps radium toothpaste was . As todays outing showed the perils of whistling the benevolence of the imperative to help people , and a sort of socilist conscience , yet getting round , it was precisely the same sort of claim of rain in drought that ultimately led to the ecnomic mess we have . 55000 jobs for £152mn doesnt immediately seem the sort of good value that will help to bring real jobs , if we get the deficet under control . However I am not one of those who says nothing should be done , up pops they same thoughts on putting them into more education until things improve , this was the same slight of hand in university places ie not on the unemployment stats and progressive dual question solver .
    The strange thing was his interaction with what is a relatively small , solution , as yesterday no lib dem was at NHS meeting and yet this is a big problem solver in deficet terms .
    This sort of brand preservation as being necessary for when , some sort of tap appears to turn on again , has been putting pressure on the coalition for some time . In the film the fly , in a brilliance of teleportation , the genes get mixed up producing a human turning into a monster , and a fly becoming a puny human . Now if the fly had been conservative , well it might have had a happier outcome , but it just seems this sugar sucking thing buzzes around alighting on certain policeys and distesting others .
    The alledged inherent flexibilty of Lib dem spiel , by being unproud in anything but unproudness itself , is not much use , when you have to ask the country , to swallow the bill , for Starus Khans approach to women , in that he thought they were for free at a party . The libs are choking on the enviromental externals of austrerity , at first I thought they would just shake it all off and adapt , they certainly enjoyed labour dressing downs , as it seemed to favour a new form of progressiveness could muscle in . Yet you have to think about what the lib dems are coupled up to , not just the conservatives , but a time of ecnomic uncertainity , when the whims of think tanks , re quire the most serious examination , in keeping the executive from losing essentail activities .

    Being accomplices to Labour , no doubt put them in a different indigestive problem , Labour just sat back and cooked various left wing positions , quite a few of which have wrestled with the reality and lost , The libs however , not only proceeded with a few untruths about the EU and eurozone costs and governance (noting Ed has said absolutely nothing) , but then went on to try and clense there wounds of being socialist betrayer , with a pick and choose approach as to what sound progressive , when conservatives seem to be delivering woe and troubling reform .
    At first the gene splice just looked like the libs soaking up a lot of flak , as the ineviatbale once standards words of the left in power , became the ammunition of a rightly , betrayed british public . Parliament only just beginning to regain some of its powers and purpose . I am unsure if the Libs have ever really liked , proper parliament and accountability . can we afford it vs we cannot afford not too has been for far too long , the pass limits of standards of parliament .
    With coalition 2 being pondered , the libs have to consider if coalition 1 , inst in trouble due to playing side show politics too much . I expected a few toxic mixes and outbursts , but i never expected to see things like not enagageing in the business of governement , as though plotting a path through a dense field of cowpats that must be dealt with a shovel and some graft , rather than an entertaining few piruetes and no sweat broken , arriving on the other side .
    At conference the consistant unwilling ness to acknowledge , Labour commited a massive fraud , may have had a little lefty voter attraction , but has left them behind seeminly trying to be on x factor with , a wash board , thimbles and spoons . The coalition should have produced good ideas , but I now wonder what the lib dems good ideas were, going into the election , they certainly seem to have no austerity ideas and I assume that they must have thought labours budget would have worked in getting through the great recession , ie the borrowing would have gone on work schemes , for that time when growth returned , except that they seem to have completely miscaluclated what the previous wonkenomics would actually do .

    Optimissim and enthusiam is a good thing , it shows engagement with some of the realities , part of any government intent on recovery , but if not grounded in the reality that , some of the previous politics is now as defunct as uranium toothpaste , then it turns into intolerbale toxic self harm.
    Carving a situation of cold conservatism unreacting to popular and good news Liberalism having little to do with the clearence operation must indeed have many conservatives puzzled , in what the meaning of coalition is . Having to eat the bill racked up must seem alien to lib dems , as they havent any foundational ecnomic accountability or determination on taxation and spending , they still seem stuck on labours thinking .
    What they do at there conference is up to them , but I doubt a repeat of the last few will do anything further for them and if they continue weakening some key sounds of the goverment (not accepting them in full as necessary due to labours blowing all the money) , them they become not just the enemy within a conservative majority , but just of accountable and neccessary goverment in diffciult circumstances. They have come close to this one or two times , useually when Ed Militant is making noise . In fairness they have took a lot of flack from labour , but that was all early tactics .
    They must also be aware that quite few people see what the conservatives are doing as right , not really firing on all cylinders in some areas yet, but getting some of the crap out of the way .
    Being junior has a latency about being senior , conservatives have a history of goverment , the lib dems do not , and so far if they only have a rendition of Terry scots “my bruvver” (bit of nostalgia for some readers) , liittle more than light entertainment to political necessity .

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    smoggie says:

    EAT THE RICH !!!!!!

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      albacore says:

      Taking into account the power cut we had this morning, the rivers running dry in what used to be known as February Fill Dyke; and, best of all, the foreign-owned Parliaments we’ve had for decades, it could just be later than you think.

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  55. 167
    I Driver-White says:

    Is it OK to say van on here ?

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  56. 171
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Nothing to do with the fact that Ken would like to be Mayor at the London Olympics, then?

    Didn’t think so.

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  57. 174
    albacore says:

    Fancy querying Ken’s motivation
    You just shouldn’t knock that generation
    All those pure, dedicated socialists
    Who fought the good fight with their minds and fists
    King Arthur the Great, he’s back in the news
    It’s a shame he’s got the NUM blues

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2104336/Arthur-Scargill-wins-13-000-damages-union-led-20-years.html

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  58. 183
    Ken Mackintosh (1974) says:

    ” K R ” Livingstone

    Does that stand for “Kenneth Roger(s) ” ??

    He certainly did it to me back in the day.

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  59. 184
    Yes we Ken says:

    I’ll tell you what Livingstone has been doing these past four years. He’s appeared as a presenter on Iranian state television, Press TV. Do we assume that he did this for free or is some of the money in Livingstone’s coffers courtesy of this Iranian government propaganda mouthpiece ? I’m only asking cos I don’t know ! I am getting increasingly frustrated that the Boris Johnson team and the Tories don’t make more of his previous employ at Press TV. They need to expose Livingstone for what he is – a hypocrite !

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