March 21st, 2012

Peston BBC Blithering Budget Special

The Reithian qualities of Robert Peston have been much remarked upon here. Yesterday evening he gave us the benefit of his contacts and insight into the budget. As you can see above over a two hour period last night on the Twitter he invited us to call him a “blithering idiot”. Peston, you are a  blithering idiot.

We, along with many people in the City and business, just wish he’d shut up. Today is a good day to try CNBC’s coverage or Jeff Randall on Sky…


  1. 1
    jgm2 says:

    Peston should be arrested to discover the source of these national security leaks.

  2. 2
    Flanders and Scum says:

    Hopefully this will add fuel to the poisonous gay bitch-feud with Eddie Meir. And can Ed Balls’ favorite ex-spunk bucket have her say?

  3. 3
    Who voted for Shami?? says:

    One of the many BBC economic illiterates.. Like Mason… the grumpy old Northern Marxist on Newsnight.. Marxist commenting on economics? I don’t let Vegans cook my steak old boy.. It would never do… To early for a G&T??

  4. 4
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    Yes, arresting journos we disagree with is a sure sign of a thriving democracy

  5. 5
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    I hope Osborne doesn’t put up the rent-boys!

  6. 6
    jgm2 says:

    Is it better or worse than arresting MPs we disagree with?

  7. 7
    Showbizforugly people says:

    Going on past performance the concept of correcting yourself when you later find out you’re wrong is a concept entirely foreign to gweedo.

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    bergen says:

    On Today this morning there was a report on the final passing of the Health Bill and its consequences. This was not about its implementation but how it could continue to be opposed. I don’t suppose the extent of the underlying bias of the tone of the item occurred to them.

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    Capt says:

    The Ironies too blog this morning sums up today’s charade regarding the budget.

  10. 10
    Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

    Peston is just a Lightweight. Period. He somehow managed to get this aura of credibility in the BBC-Lefty-Guardianista sphere go knows how. It’s classic case of the one eyed man in the land of the blind.

    He should really stick to things he knows, like ranting on about the evils of Thatcherism and completley mis-understanding the Banking system.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Steady on old bean, Mason’s got a music degree and is amazingly well qualified to spout irrelevant drivel, Peston’s dad got him his job and Stiffany Flanders was started by Blinky Balls who was directed through Gordon Brown who was nurtured by Kinnock and for that, blame the Welsh.

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    Obviously both are wrong, numb nuts.

  13. 13
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    Peston is a clueless fuckwit, that is all I have to say on the subject….

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    Glyn H says:

    Sometimes difficult to take La Flanders seriously when you think she dated Balls and Miliband minor. But it got her advancement with the BBC!

  15. 15
    Gonk says:

    The only thing worse than listening to Peston is watching him on TV.
    I’d rather jam my digit in a heavy iron gate.

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    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    The things women do to get on,she must still need counselling poor girl……..

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    Terrible But True says:

    ‘It’s classic case of the one eyed man in the land of the blind.’

    Someone should write a book about that.

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    Presumably you have 21.

    Any one in particular?

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    fredblog says:

    lets have an enquiry into the way the bbc got leaked news from the labour party spin machine when they were in power or are they untouchable…

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    Gonk says:

    You can understand her dating Balls if she wanted a short term labourer to shift a load of used toilets. But Miliband. It must have been a bet or a temporary chemical imbalance.

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    One imagines that this entry, timed as it is, was penned by the one with kids…

  22. 22
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I work in business and the widely held view is that Peston knows little about business. He just parrots what his political sources tell him.

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    jgm2 says:

    Well done. I think you’ve got the point I was making.

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    Gordon Brown saviour of the world says:

    I have already done so – I think?

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    Ctesibius says:

    No, Gordon, you are the one eyed man in the world of people with binocular vision.

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    And then there was Toenails this morning, apparently unaware that stamp duty is paid on *purchases*, not sales…

    But be fair, the BBC must have been expecting another wall to wall assault on those nasty French ‘far right’ killers, and then reality went and burst their infantile little bubble. You can’t expect the correspondents filling in, till another hyped up pack of lies is found, to put any sensible views…

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Ha ha, the poor old BBC have hundreds of leftists who have just had their heads explode. For days now the BBC have been brainwashing us that the French gunman MUST and IS a right wing nutter.

    But now of course it turns out he’s a MUSLIM, so the BBC suddenly go quiet on the story. Sky News have live coverage but over at the BBC it’s zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The BBC must be pissed off it’s not a right wing nutter.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Spot on.

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    BBC Watcher says:

    This morning the BBC got a very bloody nose.
    It has been advocating with some heat that a white right wing person was the killer of the schoolchildren and others in France; so much so that the French minister got irate with radio 4 News at 10 to tell them in no uncertain terms that they were making assumptions from ignorance, but they still persisted.
    This morning the Toady Programme stated “they had been led to believe” it was a white far right person, and the very embarrassed reporter in France stated this was his interpretation from government sources.
    The fact that they carried this message with some venom was it met with their left wing agenda. Now we know it is a moslem killer they will quickly move on to their next disinformation target.

  30. 30

    Peston, Robinson, Marr, Davis, Cellan-Jones, Witchell

    A total Blitherfest

  31. 31
    Showbizforugly people says:

    Well done you for working in ‘business’ and having priviliged access to those who also work in ‘business’

    Any other insider tips for us?

  32. 32

    Now I’m not a cynic but I have learned that if you think the worst of a Tory they rarely disapppoint. So let me put a little theory out for consideration.

    Housing benefit cuts mean much of southern England is unaffordable – poor are shipped out.
    Loclalised pay is brought in for cheaper areas.

    This over-looked consultation document ( , page 30, para 9) suggests localised benefits, and as poor have been shipped out this will save even more.

    2010 back to 1834 in 1 parliament.

    The Grayling and Maria ‘Antoinette’ Miller behaving as expected. A Liberal Democrat demonstrating why here in Scotland they have achieved the almost impossible feat of getting less support than the Tories.

    P.S. Do you know how many legal challenges are curently being prepared against the WRB – I already have heard of 4 different groups preparing them on grounds ranging from Minimum Wage legislation to obligations under EU law, ho hum.
    Just because Ministers don’t like Equality and Human Righhts laws doesn’t give them the authority to ignore them.

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    By going quiet on the story I presume you mean the fact that this story is leading every aspect of its news coverage?

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    BBC Watcher says:

    This must be the most closely guarded budget in the last 20 years; and I say congratulations are in order to George for achieving this.
    The Independent, Guardian, BBC and all others including the talking heads are in total dissarray over the 50% tax cut and have’nt a clue as to other budget news. Obviously George has got rid of left wing inclined civil servants in his immediate entourage.

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    Thw Hate Peston Society says:

    Peston is easily the biggest wanker on the BBC, and that’s against some world-class competition.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    You miss the point. Peston parrots whatever he is told to, he has zero critical ability to analyse whether what he is told is a crock of shite or not, but blathers it anyway. The man is a cretin.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Really? Well watching BBC 1 breakfast it’s hardly been mentioned, in fact right now some short bloke is doing the sport.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Are you sure?

    Nicky Campbell, Richard Bacon, endless left wing comedians, Andrew Marr, Paul Mason, Steph I’ve slept with most of the Labour front bench Flanders, Jim Naughtie, Mark Mardell to name a few others.

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    Burnistoun Butcher says:

    Peston should had his collar felt by the quality polis for his HBOS share bashing.

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    Islam strikes again says:

    French police have surrounded a flat where the school shooter is said to be. And what a surprise, his name is mohamed and he’s a follower of the religion of piss.

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    A rent boy says:

    It’s my hole and it needs renting if I’m to keep a roof over my head and my feet in Manolo’s…. I just hope he’s cutting the top rate as it’s playing bollocks with my finances!

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    Did you watch or listen yesterday? It’s gone from 90% to 10%. Leading, but not dominating.

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    are you taking the piss? Gideon et al have leaked virtually every aspect of this budget, leaving very little to guess about (didn’t stop Preston from trying seemingly)

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    Lee Jasper is a bell-end says:

    He’s incapable of talking coherently, so why would his writing be any different?

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    A rent boy says:

    I thought the invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan etc… Was to stop terrorists being trained. French are reporting the Toulouse suspect was trained in Afghanistan? Makes you proud to be British and have voted with Tony to have the war in the first place. Socialists don’t you just love them!

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    sandy says:

    A far right white person from Algeria called Mohammed Merah.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:


  48. 48
    sandy says:

    I’d rather jam my cock in an automatic potato peeler and turn it on at full power.

  49. 49
    nellnewman says:

    Anybody know if the NHS is still there this morning? labour and the beeb were adamant last night it would collapse once the Bill had been passed.

  50. 50
    sandy says:

    So what is the top rate of tax going to be?

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Did you ever doubt it ?

  52. 52
    Showbizforugly people says:

    cognitive lock / dissonance in full effect.

    Btw you BBC obsessives do seem to watch an awful lot of BBC content for people who are so convinced of its Stalinist bias

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    nellnewman says:

    Oh that’s absolutely wrong because the beeb says so & they know better than the french police.

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    Showbizforugly people says:


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    BBC Mong says:

    No he’s just a naughty boy and he’s not a Muslim he’s a “shooting suspect” now. He was a right wing extremist when we thought that’s what he was, but we at the BBC never call child murdering Muslims ‘muslims’

    We might call his an ‘Asian’ later on.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Anyone hear that Radio 4 programme File on 4 last night?

    Basically we follow EU law to the letter for procurement. The rest of the EU don’t. Consequently we are the only EU country who don’t award contracts to companies in their own country.

    EG New Forth Road bridge – the steel is coming from mills all over Europe – apart from the steel mill 20 miles away.

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

    Unfortunately the National Death Service still exists.

  58. 58
    nellnewman says:

    +1 and then some

  59. 59
    sandy says:

    Unfortunately the sacred cow is still in excellent health. That can’t be said of its service though.

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    good thing the Tories objected isn’t it?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    George W Bush. Socialist?

  62. 62
    Steve Miliband says:

    My GP doesn’t come in until 10.00 am. Don’t how they manage on their salaries.

  63. 63
    Andy Vermin Fan says:

    Well I’m confused. Yesterday the NHS was destroyed by the evil coalition, but the BBC showed Holby City as usual last night as if nothing had changed.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “Asian”?? seems bloody unlikely if you know the demographics of france.

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    rain check says:

    I have no doubts that you’re not all there spazza.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I think its a problem of the subtelties of language. you see the word “Law” in English doesn’t translate into french.

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    Anonymous says:

    Muzzies ARE nazi, right wing extremists.

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    No shit sherlock says:

    Despite the best efforts of The BBC and others French gunman identified as an islamic extremist NOT a neo nazi , white supremicist or any other “more acceptable” face of terrorism.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    You might note that it wasn’t just the BBC sniffing down that passage.
    Most French politicians had thought it was a right winger, even Mme. LePen.

    There was the story of a tatoo on the cheek that was swinging things in that direction.

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    Do you want me to draw diagrams says:

    Nazis are LEFT wing

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Piss soaked tramp alert !

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    Andy Marr says:

    The BBC is institutionally biased, get over it.

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    sandy says:

    Why don’t they just lob some gas or stun grenades into the house?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Very silly route to go down.
    Unless you can only cope with the whole of politics and history in one dimension.

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    sandy says:

    In French the word for law is lerr.

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    Anonymous says:

    Correction accepted. Hitler was indeed a socialist, but that didn’t stop the leftie revisionism that turned him into a right winger monster.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well done jgm2 and maybe one day you will also get the point of my postings about the inglish

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    sandy says:

    French mustard can be quite tasty.

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    jgm2 says:

    He was just following orders.

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    EdButLookBalls says:

    ‘Start State’, did that wanker Pesto mean ‘Sure Start’ of Ballsian fame!! Sounds like he needs to attend one FFS!

  81. 81
    Robert Maxwell says:

    Your forgetting my role in all this but I prefer it that way

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    jgm2 says:

    Bigotted Little Scotlander.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    It is traditional in the UK that the opposition support the government when the armed forces are sent into conflict.

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    Anonymous says:

    The sounds that issue from Peston’s cakehole do rather suggest that that’s what he’s doing.

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    sandy says:

    I think he meant to say ‘dart state’. A country full of pot-bellied drunks chucking a sharp stick at a board and hoping it sticks.

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    Anonymous says:

    I don’t know about GW, but Britain has been marxist/socialist for about 60 years.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Only because the French politicians were frightened to say anything.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    How are your socialist landlord friends doing, hoon vaz and blair for starters.

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    Anonymous says:

    Obviously not, maybe I should use coloured crayons for you

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    Alex says:

    More BBC bullshit. The police had their suspect yesterday if you were following the French media, while the BBC were still putting out their fables about the Front National.

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    Hide the truth says:

    Lets not forget the BBC are the ones who make episodes of Casualty and Spooks in which the main terrorist threat to our way of life are errr some militant vegans or something.

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    Ichabod says:

    Either way, La Montague still presented surrounding items with her customary giggles and insincere laughter. God what a ghastly racket she makes, trying to be one of the boys–grumpy Humphries, clever dick Naughtie, gay Davies and interrupting Webb. Wonder what sort of noise she makes in bed.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Sarkozy. Well known for self control when it comes to saying daft stuff.

    Apart from the scar, the most unusual thing was the tactics. Unlike anything your usual Al-Q’ers have ever used. No bombs, staying alive. Targetting French soldiers first, rather than something more american.

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    taking the piss with our license fee says:

    Panel games on Radio 4 are exclusively reserved for the employment of leftie clowns like Marcus Brigstock and Jeremy Hardy, with the odd, and I mean very odd Libdem, like Sandy Toksvig.

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    Ichabod says:

    You know Robinson is the worst of the lot–not quite hopeless but nearly so. And to compound it I suspect that he’s really a closet Tory, though of the Ken Clarke and ‘Chris’ Patten type.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    That wasn’t in the news yesterday, that link is from half an hour ago.

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    Dick Desmond, top City and business person - not a porn peddler says:

    Guido, are you upset with Robert because due to the plaster you can’t stick your cock in his mouth?

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    old bag watch says:

    “Wonder what sort of noise she makes in bed.”


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    Richard Bacon - not the smack head and knob jockey one says:

    Guido, would you agree with me that Robert’s rather a dish?

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    EUSSR says:

    The literal English translation for the French word for “law” is “European Super State”

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    Ichabod says:

    Mark Mardell–are you sure about that ? Seems ok to me, but that epically ghastly Nickie Campbell. Oh God the mere thought of him, makes me want to vomit. Wasn’t he invoved in that injunction business a year or so ago ?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    PS: I guess you really really havent read that article.

    Et, encore hier, “si certains des différents éléments nous ont renforcés sur notre certitude, d’autres nous faisaient nous interroger encore”

    So yesterday, they weren’t sure.

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    don't mention ze var! says:

    It is a laugh the way they twist themselves in knots over these issues though.

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    You disingenuous cretin

    Are you saying the Tories endorsed a war they didn’t support based on tradition?

    That would make them spineless scum surely?

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    Lord Amstrad says:

    I think Robert’s kosher.

  107. 107
    Ichabod says:

    Or Jews pretending to be M*sl*ms.

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    Anonymous says:

    Have you ever listened to his reports from America ffs? It’s so obvious he’s a shill for Obama, it’s fucking embarrassing.

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    jgm2 says:

    Would those be your special Mel Gibson crayons? Also available in woad?

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    Candy Darling says:

    BBC Watcher above is correct. The Red Channel’s news website had two articles by reporter Hugh Schofield pushing the unlikely fiction that the Toulouse terrorist was from a right wing or neo-Nazi group, and poopooing the more likely scenario that the killings were M*slim related. The articles have vanished overnight. These days I don’t even believe the football scores if they’re on the Beeb!

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    Ah! Monika says:


    I think Cameron would offer you an Irish Knighthood if you got the cross-hairs out for ” The Window Cleaner ” ( Squeaker )

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    tuck-me-in Dave - not a knob jockey says:

    Rejoice!!! Public sector borrowing in February £15 billion; an increase of £6bn on Feb 11. Thank fuck we can monetise debt with Merv’s printed funny money and devalue the peasants’ savings and pensions. Hurrah!

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    taC eht abbaJ says:

    It will be interesting to see if ‘les flics friction’ his ass…

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    heterosexual tuck-me-in Dave says:

    Rejoice!!! Public sector borrowing in February £15 billion; an increase of £6bn on Feb 11.

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    Anonymous says:

    Eh? You do know how he got his nickname ‘toenails’, don’t you?

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    People should not pick fights with dwarfs.

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    Lord Wayne of Trombone says:

    everyday is a good to try SKYnews
    I know some well hot totty working there

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    Anonymous says:

    All the more surprising when you realise that if these islamist nutters ever seize power, many at the BBC will be amongst the first to swing from one of those cranes or have a few walls shoved over them.

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    hmmm says:

    Is that why he actually sounds like a parrot with a speech impediment?

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    ! says:

    enjoy your meal

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    guido most of these window lickers are F*kin boring, can we have a system to vote them out of sight? maybe then i dont have to trawl through the excrement to see a comment i agree with.

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    AC1 says:

    How did Lord Peston’s (Labour Peer) son get a cushy job?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Classic piss take there. very funny, pretending to be the kind of cock who wants only to hear things they want to hear. “don’t let me see disagreement guido”.

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    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    The time to have arrested this person was when he was divulging price sensitive info about Bradford & Bingley outside market .

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    Anonymous says:

    Spineless scum just about sums up the whole of the HoC, IMHO.

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    Ah! Monika ex Telegraph says:

    Pesto’s not alone

    “Drayton Manor
    New to the theme park’s 4D Cinema is The Little Prince, which charts an intergalactic journey, in which the title character battles mechanical dragons, rides flying sheeps and befriends a gentle giant.”

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I have two sons, both called Ed I think, and there’s a mother too I recall, also called Ed.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    The media speculate on everything to justify their own overpaid jobs. This is particularly so with the BBC.

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    Gonk says:

    Mine has a house so big he needs a golf cart to travel from kitchen to dining room. He employs two gamekeepers and a maintenance team to patch the little old place up. You can see the worry lines on his face. Tragic.

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    amongymous watch says:

    You don’t half talk some bollocks Anonymous.

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    Check your local Hospital says:

    But wil we hear any spending cuts?


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    Anonymous says:

    jgm2 its about time you got yourself a new joke writer, Mel Gibson, deep fried Mars Bars, Iron ( sic) bru , etc all so last year. By the way did you see the story in the papers a few weeks ago about the Tory councilor from some village in middle ingland who was caught behind the wheel pissed up on “Special brew” , what a headfuck for people like you.

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    Give Bercow a pair of stilts first.

  134. 134
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The NHS hospitals are still open today. What went wrong Andy Vermin of labour?
    What will labour’s union masters get them to diagree with next?

  135. 135
    Question of the day says:

    Why don’t people “die” any more. They all seem to “pass away”?

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    Ah! Monika says:

    That’s what the ladder is for.

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    Eric Joyce says:

    So much worse than getting pissed up and assaulting another MP eh?

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    Showbizforugly people says:


    Hie suspect

    He should have got his cushy job via a call from Buckingham palace like Dave did

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    The writing was on the wall that Stumpy would turn out to be a crypto-socialist.

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    heterosexual tuck-me-in Dave says:

    Guido, a question for you and the bedwetters. How come if UK under Gideon is in recovery tax receipts are lower now than two years ago?

    Feb 2012 total tax receipts £43.3bn
    Feb 2010 total tax receipts £43.5bn

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    Yes, Maggie was a total communist

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    Alex says:

    Peston also screwed up on Radio4 this morning talking about stamp duty avoidance on UK property. According to Preston, selling shares in offshore property companies reduces the stamp duty charge from 5% to 1/2%. Probably not. If the company whose shares are sold is an foreign incorporated company that owns a UK incorporated company that owns the property, chances are there will be no stamp duty. Peston was referring to the circumstance where the property company is onshore, not offshore, but he generally makes up his financial knowledge as he goes along.

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    It’s on account of the amount of beer they consume.

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    Mervyn shalom King says:

    Fear not, English spastics, the only thing up in this “Recovery” is money printing and inflation. WE’ve never had it so good!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Of course, mr anon, whoever you are, I’m not quite like jgm2 in many ways, but have some things in common when it comes to experience and views on Scotland. you might therefore place us in the same box in your mind. Marked Inglish Git.

    I am far from surprised to see English people drunk. This is because I see them as “people”, and don’t see some magic line or magic water feature that makes some “people” entirely different from others. But on the other hand, that guy was a bloody southerner.

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    AC1 says:

    BIOLOGISTS EXPLAIN how organisms adapt to their physical environment, but ideologues also adapt to their social environment. The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.

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    How Long says:

    You are not the first to note this, however sadly for those you mention they are so far removed from reality it totally passes them by.

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    AC1 says:

    Funny (In an ironic way)….

    Even sky can’t say Islamist, muslim etc.

    They said Neo-Nazi on seemingly no evidence. Why are they trying to cover for Mo’s cult?

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    Mrs Radio 3 Listener says:

    Dear Marje,

    My husband refuses to listen to anything but Radio 3 because news coverage on Radios 4 & 5 has driven him to distraction. Will I miss anything if I am forced-fed classical music and don’t hear another word about the Budget for the foreseeable future?

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    Greychatter says:

    Nepotism, old boy, got to keep it in the Family

  151. 151
    David Camoron says:

    Arse-banditry is a core Conservative value.

  152. 152
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Stalinist bias?

    Stalinist method of funding too.

  153. 153
    you plonker says:

    And Gordon Brown before him, who didn’t even have a tested electoral mandate I presume?

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    Peter Tatchell - campaigner for bugger all says:

    Where do I join?

  155. 155
    Chris Bryant says:

    The Strangers Bar is riddled with them……my husband daren’t let me go in there these days!

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC News 24 is discussing the France shootings, and saying that the guy suspected of the shootings was already under the radar of the french police. The BBC is also asking why nothing was done sooner. Because, you twats at the BBC, of all the human rights arsewipes that would go on about the rights of the suspect. And you at the BBC would be one one of the biggest backers of his human rights. Fucking arseholes.

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    Anonymous says:

    Mr Sockpuppet & Mr joyce, the whole point is trying to show bigots like jgm2 and his merry band that those faults he finds in others with his stereotyping can also be found in his own camp, but it kinda looses its subtlety when you have to explain it in capital letters

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Norman Smith of the BBC. Over the top useless leftie twat.

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I do fear that jgm2 would be required to report coloured crayons to his leader Mr Griffin. Do you have any non-coloured crayons?

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    The BBC says:

    We wish to make plain – our undying love, adoration, and general gratitude for Robot Pissdon – our link with the Great Helmsman who will one day return to save us.

    That is all.

    Now pay your telly tax – and be grateful!

  161. 161
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I think you are mixing up the Pest with Ed(na).

  162. 162
    Belchers Brew says:

    No mate, that’s ‘pass wind’.

  163. 163
    The BBC says:

    It doesnt matter if he gets it wrong the whole point is getting the”right” message out there into the public consciousness.

  164. 164
    The BBC says:

    ……or we’ll threaten you with imprisonment.

  165. 165
    Anonymous says:

    The BBC would not even allow consideration that this wicked c unt was muslim.

  166. 166
    Greychatter says:

    So we can see what qualifications from Oxford one needs to get a job at the BBBC and then progress into Politics.

    We always hear about Benefit scroungers at the bottom of the pile.
    What we should be focusing on are the Scroungers at the top, who get their jobs with a nod and a wink and are immediately experts in telling everyone else how to run their lives and businesses.

  167. 167
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Must be fair though. He is the journo who has falllen out most spectacularly with Campbell. That does excuse many things.

  168. 168
    My Lord Mandlescum of BumFluff and Boyz says:

    Gordo, – I would come straight to the point. But as you haven’t got a luxury yacht in the Med – tough! You’re on your own!

  169. 169
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Look at every conflict that has happened in the last century where the UK forces have been involved. Has there been unity in the HoC.

    You leftie wankers are so blinkered.

  170. 170
    nellnewman says:

    Well we don’t need george to take up his time giving us the budget. The libdems leaking like a sieve have told us everything that’s in it.

    Only fun left is going to be listening to labour (edm or edb?) respond.

  171. 171
    Airey Belvoir says:

    “Mardell has the overweight, sweaty demeanour of a Squire who has just been chasing a serving maid around the dining table.”

  172. 172
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want a puppet for Christmas.

  173. 173
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Not strictly true. The only witness reported a gunman with a facial tattoo – a mark of French neo-nazis. As I have previously mentioned the greatest argument against this identification was that if the French neo nazis are like the British ones the gunmana would have accidentally shot himself in the eye.

  174. 174
    Alex Salmond says:

    jgm2 is – like all Inglish bastards – a detestable bigot.

  175. 175
    Barreness AshCan of WTF-Cares, speaking from her huge Office says:

    I work for understanding as to why I’m paid 300k (+ plane) for doing fukc all.

    Anyway, I’d better say that all mussos are innocent – whatever.

  176. 176
    BBC says:

    DAMN DAMN DAMN – emergency switch to plan B – pull all spots given over to Guardian journalists criticising wh1te people .

    Need another story. FAST.

  177. 177
    Barreness AshCan of WTF-Cares, speaking from her huge Office says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  178. 178
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Omaha is the most left wing, statist President of America ever and Mardell swoons like a teenage girl over him. He really does wear his heart on his sleeve for socialist Oprompta.

  179. 179
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    It happens everywhere. Bollox Balls gets the job so Yvette can keep a close eye on him. Oik Osborne gets the job because of those dodgy photos he has from the late 80s and early 90s. James Murdoch gets the job, presumably, because of his amazing business skills. No possibility of connections there.

  180. 180
    The BBC says:

    We’re still hoping and praying there’s a ‘far right’ angle on this story. Perhaps the gunman was a lovely p*eaceful Muslim who was FORCED to do what he did by evil far right extremists.

  181. 181
    Desperate Dan says:

    I think I’ve met them. Fat Ted and Schnozzle Ted.

  182. 182
    made to resign from the labour party joyce says:

    @ Anonymous

    So you equate an obscure Tory councilor getting done for drink driving with a member of the House of Parliament assaulting another MP, and getting caught out having an affair with a vulnerable lass who was supposed to be under his care and protection?

    You’re fucking sick.

  183. 183
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Unfair. It has been known. The real problem is the trolling acolytes of Dick Sniffin who roam this blog. Best to give them all guns and wait for the accidents.

  184. 184
    Pesto says:

    I’m afraaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiid……………………………Imadeamess of MYYYYYYY……….tweetslast nieauoght .

  185. 185

    I would suggest that you have an a in the penultimate word where you should have had i.

  186. 186
    Slutz R Uz - with news of a Special Budget Day Offer says:

    It’s 2-for-1 today boys!!

    Anything you can do to get us knoct up by the time the benfits squeeze starts will be gratefully received.

  187. 187
    Sooty says:

    Go fuck yourself.

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t give the BBC ideas – they’ll probably make a soap for darts lovers called Distenders.

  189. 189
    John Bercow says:

    Axes of the dwarves! The dwarves are upon you!!

  190. 190
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Piers Merchant anyone?

  191. 191
    Hang em High - REALLY High! (own piano wire supplied) says:

    Not hanging 50′ up from a crane jib!

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    You are aware that he was the chairman of the Young Conservatives?

  193. 193

    Bob by name, bob by nature.

    Anyone for a snorkel?

  194. 194
    Gordon Brown also says:

    If it wasn’t for me you wouldn’t be where you are today!

  195. 195
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    That article in french is quite interesting. More detail than you get from UK plod. Apparently the current suspect – ie the bloke throwing hand guns out the window and ranting about the middle east – the french police had never seen him on a motorbike before.

  196. 196
    A Prick posing as PM says:

    Yes I’m sure you’re right there! Watt?

  197. 197
    Mornington Crescent says:

    That’s easy for you to say.

  198. 198
    Um . . . says:

    . . . perhaps you mean “protestor” or “extremist” ?

  199. 199

    institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive – Is that why most teachers are left-leaning? Those that can do etc….

    Still teaching kids that ring a ring a roses is about the plague – what chance have they got with the more important things?

    (Don’t know what they’re left leaning on though)

  200. 200
    Marcel Dassault says:

    had he been “under the radar” there would be a very good reason why they hadn’t got him.

  201. 201
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    History lesson for a sockpuppet.

    “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” –Adolf Hitler

  202. 202
    grobdj says:

    Peston’s preoccupation with the top rate of tax is a window into the clique to which he belongs

    When this rate was introduced, did he and the rest of the clique not tell us that it would cause ‘talent’ to flee the country?

    Unfortunately all that ‘talent’ is still here

  203. 203
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    One dimensional.
    He was also pretty vehemently opposed to communism wasn’t he?

    Do you actually understand what I mean by “one dimensional”?

    And I bet you’d find the reality “today’s capitalistic economic system” rather protectionist and isolationist. Hitler hated the system too, partly because he thought it wasn’t run by Germans.

  204. 204
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Peston is a typical bias left-wing useless tosser.

    I dont listen to a word the no-mark says. Watch Sky its more factual

  205. 205
    Fish says:

    I have seen an ambulance today

  206. 206
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    No. The real question is why the board of B&B (and other bank boards at the time) were not making announcements about significant information as they were required to do under stock exchange rules.

  207. 207
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I do prefer the full quote; those who can,do; those who can’t, teach; those who cannot even teach become HR managers (and for the Care in the Community releases there is always the job of IT Director).

  208. 208
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Bloody hell! Who has been leaking the initiation ceremony of the Westminster S&M Club?

  209. 209
    sandy says:

    Why do the BBC always choose to have an interview in front of hundreds of screaming morons, so nobody can hear what anybody says?

  210. 210

    New Labour – nothing to do with me.

  211. 211
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Wrong. Peston should be sacked from the BBC for not following up the facts about the HBOS takeover. Brown and Darling strongarm a perfectly solvent bank in Lloyds to take over a crock of shit like HBOS, defrauding Lloyds shareholders who, when asked to approve the takeover, are not told about the appalling BOE liabilities of HBOS. If this was not criminal then I might change career.

  212. 212
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Ah, Dick Sniffin – back from a visit to his old chum Martin.

  213. 213
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Sorry; ones equipped with straitjackets do not count.

  214. 214
  215. 215
    Desperate Dan says:

    Sky is fantastic. If the BBC had its way they would have a monopoly and we’d have no choice but to listen to their hysterical garbage.

  216. 216
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    This is why Bercow avoids New Zealand and rugby clubs.

  217. 217
    Spfsefolologist says:

    This explains why French translations are at least 20% fatter than English language originals. Cockwaffle is in its DNA; the whole point is never to get around to saying anything specific or direct.

  218. 218
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Ah; so daddy has found a new job for little James.

  219. 219

    What did Cameron just mention – local benefits by any chance?

  220. 220
    Alex says:

    But if the police had their suspect days ago they wouldn’t be putting out stories linking the killer with far right. They may be stupid, but not that stupid, and not as stupid as you.

    Also if you followed the French media yesterday you would have seen the report when the police said they had dismissed reports linking the killings to 3 ex-paratroopers, which was conveniently ignored by the BBC.

  221. 221
    Orla Foreskin says:

    Yesterday the story was a win-win for the BBC – dead jews and a white neo-nazi killer. Today things have been somewhat spoiled…

  222. 222
    rich bastard says:

    So Hitler sounded like a commie but wasn’t one? A bit like Ken Livingslime in fact.

  223. 223
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    old thread now. I did catch a bit of french TV yesterday, they seemed mainly interested in why he might have had a camera on him.

    Nice to see you’re flapping and calling me stupid. you’re the one who provides a link that is the polar opposite of the point you’re trying to make.

    If you read it, it does say that the french police had two different lists of suspects, both of which they were taking seriously yesterday.

    your article states clearly that the police had not got “their suspect” yesterday.

  224. 224
    Reconstruct says:

    Correct. As big a financial scandal as we’ve seen in this country for a very long time. BBC and Peston at the very least active accessories before the fact. And Peston still presumably guarding the secret of who in the Cabinet Office or government leaked him the information. Who was it? Brown? (most likely), Darling? O’Donnell? Tens of billions defrauded, and no justice.

  225. 225
    Anonymous says:

    Exactly. Last night BBC news at 10 went “labour tonight has failed to defeat the NHS bill….” as though this was what everyone wanted and expected.

  226. 226

    ‘, the Opposition have proposed the interesting idea of regional benefit rates.’

    next wiill be regional minimum wage rates

  227. 227
    John Harrumphries says:

    Pesto versus Paxo ??

    No contest !!

  228. 228
    Somebody called Darroch who works for the competition says:

    To better hide their own imbecilities old boy !!

  229. 229
    Marie Stopes says:

    Most interesting …. can you clarify a ” …lightweight .Period . ” ??

    Could that possibly be a short time menstrual cycle ?

    if so could it be used to curb the population explosion ?

  230. 230
    Desperate Dan says:

    They’re both crap.

  231. 231
    Observer says:

    Peston also has a very annoying speech pattern.

  232. 232
    Fred Goodwin says:

    i’d rather call him a shit stirring Hunt

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