March 22nd, 2012

Damian McBride Enters Rehab

Damian McBride’s 4 a.m. blogpost about the formulation of budgets has got plenty of his old drinking buddies and once loyal hacks excited:

Currently Damian is marking time as head of spin at the Catholic overseas aid charity CAFOD as part of his political rehabilitation programme. As interesting as the behind the scenes look is, the timing of this re-entry into the fray is highly suspicious. Given that Balls wants McBride back in his operation, Guido reckons this will be the first of many such interventions…


91 Comments

  1. 1
    Pete says:

    That scum should not be involved in politcs!

  2. 2
    mitch says:

    At least with ed bollox he will never be in government

  3. 3
    The ghost of Frank Carson says:

    Two muslim boys are walking home from school. One of them asks the other “So what do you want to be when you blow up?”

    Muslim mothers are watching their kids play. One mother says “They blow up so quickly these days, don’t they?”

    A tourist on holiday in Saudi Arabia decides to rent a movie one evening. He goes to the local store and looks for Schindler’s List but can’t find it. He looks in the drama section, the history section and the war section but he still can’t find it. He asks the shop assistant if they have it in stock and he says “Sure. It’s over there” and he points at the comedy section.

  4. 4
    Archy Bishop of Canterbury says:

    One is a . . um . . . shocked and . . er . . . um . . . saddened . . by the um . . . tragic death of the . . . hero of the . . um . . er. . . . siege of Toulouse . . . if I may call it . . um . . that . . . to wit . . and in . . um . . brief . . the innocent . . runaway . . . I mean . . fugitive . . . I mean . . um protestor . . . who was um . . hounded . . . by the police . . and eventually . . . had to jump for his . . er . . life from a . . . um . . window . . all of which . . I am sure will be . .er . . thoroughly . . discussed by our brothers and . . . . sisters at the um . . BBC and . . the um . . .Grouniad . . and . . did he have . . chance to put his hands up? . . . like poor Mr Bin Liner did not?

    . . . . but let us pray . . . for all those who ah. . . er . . . piss loving . . . moderates . . who only shoot others to um . . . . and victims of . . . um . . . budget cuts . . and poor mr and Mrs Balls . . who . . um . . struggle . . mightily . . . Ah! the menu for afternoon tea . . . I believe we have um . . hot buttered scones on Thursday?

  5. 8
    Ken Livingstone says:

    I get my money paid to a company instead of me. This means I don’t have to pay income tax on it like the pe4sants do. There are lots of rich tv presenters, doctors and others doing the same. You work hard and we enjoy it.

    • 88
      Abdel from Tooting says:

      There are over 300 of the little fuckers at the British Bullshit Corporation.

      The Press Barons want to keep it all secret because it could cost them in the long run.

      Goerge Osborne is on a roll. These bastards are all going to get their balls felt and boy is it going to hurt.

      If it is a rip off give us a tip off!

  6. 9
    G says:

    It’s also suspiciously like Sam Seaborne’s description of how Josiah Bartlet’s West Wing put the budget together… Sorkin put it better than Damo though.

  7. 10
    Joss Taskin says:

    Why is he known as McPoison ?

    • 60
      M says:

      Because its what you buy him at the bar

    • 74
      Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

      Probably because he supports Arsenal, another bunch of red filth.

      • 89
        Abdel from Tooting says:

        We will be coming for the Arsenal after we have finished with the Rangers.

        All those blue and white Protestants are going to pay back every penny they have cheated out of the taxpayer.

        No fancy dan Insolvency Practitioner is going to stop us.

  8. 12

    Top website, ultimate paragraph: “I may be totally wrong.”

    You are usually, you thick, pugilistic, Trot-crack sniffing embarrassment.

    Now crawl back into the septic tank/ Millbank.

  9. 13
    just a Thought says:

    It is quite interesting though. He doesn’t come across like a demonic nutter…

  10. 14

    He just looks a wrong un.

    I can spot them a mile off.

  11. 15

    Sorry, forced myself to read more by fighting down my gag reflex. (I now know how Ms. Lovelace must have felt)

    Quote:

    “The days after a Gordon Budget were often difficult as individual measures came under scrutiny, but it was rarely something he wasn’t prepared for”

    One word, plural, five letters: BANKS

    So Damian, One word, singular, six letters: WANKER

  12. 18
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    He just looks like a rong’un…..

  13. 20
    Steve Miliband says:

    Worked well for the 10p tax

  14. 21
    rocknrolla says:

    Already on the Guardian there is an article claiming that the nutter in Toulouse is not representative of Isl4m and there is no need to stop the mass imm1gr4tion into Europe.

    Now imagine had he been a ordinary Frenchman? It would have been Sarkozy’s fault for creating a right-wing atmosphere etc etc etc.

    The lefties really are dimwitted.

    • 24
      AC1 says:

      Toulouse is a beacon for Islam.

      • 90
        Jane Birkin from Tooting says:

        What has gone on can be directly traced back to Sir Anthony Eden and yellow bellied English Foreign policy.

        They know fuck all at the Guardian.

    • 39
      taC eht abbaJ says:

      Nice to see the frogs opted for a head shot to make sure the matter was closed decisively…

    • 41
      Only in the Graun says:

      When they thought it was a white racist nazi they were all over it, saying how it was symptomatic of underlying French right-wing tendencies and innate racism.

      Now it turns out to be a muzzer, they are claiming he was a lone nutter and it isn’t representative of anything.

      The depth of their bias and hypocrisy is unfathomable.

    • 48
      Life of Brian says:

      ….and whilst the world media was reporting that Mr Mohamed Jihad had trained at camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the BBC omit Pakistan, now there’s a surprise.

  15. 22
    SpAd says:

    Damian McBride makes it all sound so professional doesn’t he? The man-hours, the attention to detail, the thorough interrogation of every policy proposal.

    Shame what actually went on was:

    Q – “Has this policy been thoroughly and reliably costed?”
    A – “Who f*cking cares, it sounds good. We’ll just borrow more money to fund it and there’s some gold knocking around that we can flog as well. Don’t worry about it.”

  16. 23
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Is today “national worry about your liver day”

    Good of you to remind us to be careful. I shall stick a photo to the can of Leffe in the fridge.

  17. 25
    I don't need no doctor says:

    McBride and Balls – pile of shit springs to mind.

  18. 28
    annette curton says:

    Rise of the sleath monster.

  19. 37
    Ichabod says:

    But I can definately remember seeing ‘Ed’ Balls quoted as saying that he hardly knew Damian Macbride. Is the shadow Chancellor in the habit of disowning former freinds and acquaintances ?

  20. 40
    The Pope says:

    If that thug is a catholic, i’ve just gone all atheist!

    • 61
      Some Geezer wot needs spiritual guidance in these matters says:

      And bears will no longer defecate in the woods, Your Holiness?

    • 67
      yeah, right.... says:

      Well you, Sir, are a former Nazi and uber coverer-up of systematic abuse of children.

      You’re living in a glass house on this one.

  21. 42

    Dear BBC
    Can you stop with this budget coverage of the ‘ordinary Jo/Joe?’
    Its so boring and so tedious. Joe is on £21,000 and is a moderate smoker, with 2 kids and lives in rented accommodation, drinks two cans of Stella a day, and is £101.78 worse off

    Really?-Who give as flying Nokia?

    if petrol goes up tomorrow, he’s also worse off.
    if he has a garden and lives in the south of England, he’ll be worse off too, as he can’t water it.
    if he eats a lot of crisps he’ll suffer in a few weeks from the potato shortage.
    if he likes Rhianna he’s a lucky sod because she’s got 25% of her CD at HMV..
    Matalan are flogging knitwear at £5, down from £25 in December. He can make a saving there………

    Just stop it BBC. Its pointless and makes for dull, dull TV.

    Can’t you go back to telling us about climate change.
    By comparison that was, amazingly, far more entertaining.

    • 52
      Cerebral Cillit Bang says:

      Manage your BBC equires powerxposure Bill, can be very harmful, requires powerful mind bleach. Better to stay clean.

    • 53
      annette curton says:

      Don’t be so negative Bill, there are plenty of opportunists out there for entrepreneurs, in fact I have just been inspired to open a chain of shops called Climate Change, specialising in smalls and unmentionables.

    • 68
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      £21k and a garden. in the south of england?

      Do broken children’s toys need watering?

    • 72
      Mornington Crescent says:

      …and if he gives up his TV Licence, he’ll be £145 better off and, intellectually, he’ll become a millionaire.

    • 80
      misterned says:

      Serves him right for smoking and drinking. I am on around 24K and will be about 240 quid better off in total. Though the normal cost of living increases will eat into it, the cost of fuel, food, and my mortgage are all going up, but overall I should work out about evens over the year.

      I do not see the BBC clamouring to interview me!

  22. 43
    The Pope says:

    Morbid curiosity, I had to look at that photo again, that awful sweaty head, spotty and riven with alcoholic flush, sweaty, dripping bald head with a comb forward.

    Looks like a mugshot for one of our chaps gone bad in Ireland!

  23. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Surprisingly coherent and lucid report. I don’t believe a word of it of course. The thought of the two Neds questioning the Maximum Imbecile is laughable.

    We all know how the Imbecile’s budget worked.

    1) Decide how much money you wanted to squander
    2) Declare that taxes would cover figure 1

    The following year when your budget is 20bn overspent simply declare that, hey, it’s not as bad as Greece, and repe*at the budget ‘process’.

    Nobody who had been questioned for one second about rep*ealing the 10% tax would have thought it was a good idea.

    Brown? Questioned on a budget? Ahahahahaha …. [pause for breath] ..ahahahahaha

  24. 45
    Ken Livingtomb says:

    I invented Sputnik

  25. 59
    The left are getting desperate says:

    How desperate the left are. They are planning to stay in opposition indefinitely with this tripe.

  26. 63
    Pay me or fuck off says:

    What a mong he is. A time wasting pile of nothing

  27. 66
    Post hoc says:

    McBride – how dare he and Balls utter such sanctimonious drivel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. 70
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Terminate the fucka. Make the world a better place.

  29. 83
    Desperate Dan says:

    Just shows what a pathetic useles organisation the Roman Catholic Church is. They have been completely unable to rehabilitate this vindictive plotter and slanderer. Perhaps they didn’t even try. The Catholic Church – home of Tony blair and Damien McBride, men with too much to forgive.

  30. 84
    Ed "Fatty" Balls says:

    I cried when Damien McBride agreed to be my chief propagandist.

  31. 91
    Displaced Brummie says:

    My God! All we need is McBride and Draper to be joined by other former Labour Stalwart Sir Oswald Moseley and the set is complete!

    What’s that? The famed Labour anti-Semite is dead? No matter. I am sure Ken Livingstone will fill Moseley’s boots admirably.


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