March 29th, 2012

BREAKING: Liam Byrne to Resign from ShadCab

As predicted here, Baldamort is off to run for Mayor of Birmingham. A smart move…

UPDATE: Comrades greet the news:

UPDATE II: Byrne’s people are said to be furious that this has leaked today. He won’t go until a referendum has gone through in Brum, but had told Ed his intention to run today. The Watson-backed Sion Simon campaign, which will be the Brownite alternative to Byrne, are being accused of dirty tricks in spoiling their rivals launch and briefing the news out on a busy day for minimal impact. This one is going to get nasty…


274 Comments

  1. 1
    Ha says:

    No money left?

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    • 6
      Pie Tax says:

      Fingers in dodgy pies? Embarrassing revelations? Leadership bid?

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    • 37
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      I would say the Shadow Cabinet is a major block to Labour ever offering a credible alternative to the Tories.

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      • 68
        Anonymous says:

        Well said, i actually feel ill when i think of that lot getting in again. Did you see the 2 Eds and some woman buying pasties at Greggs ? future PM, i dont think so ! Why are we suffering Owen Jones again ?

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    • 66
      PM says:

      “There’s no hair left”

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    • 70
      Byrne says:

      I spent it all before you got in, mate. He he he he he!

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      • 97
        Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

        I wish Liam all the best in his contest for Mayor of Birmingham. I also wish him better luck than I am having in Portsmouth. Some B*stards are finding out about all the scams I am involved in, with my ‘boys’ and a few bent council officers. They keep publishing the information and it is so devastating that even the local News, which is in my pocket, is not moderating comments. Oh woe is me. Boaz.

        http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/calls-for-views-on-portsmouth-s-shared-houses-1-3676012?commentspage=0

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        • 183
          Margaret Thatcher says:

          Wow!. More dynamite revelations of corrupt Portsmouth, Handycock, and the involvement of the last Labour Government’s deliberate policy of immigration. What is really amazing is the then Chancellor of the Exchequer and his crony Scottish Banking Chief attending a businessman of the year dinner in the Portsmouth Civic Offices. Guest of Honour? A big time drug dealer, laundering his money through property development, invited to deliver housing for asylum seekers in Portsmouth. One of Hanycock’s ‘boys!’

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          • Bristol Boy says:

            Good to see you are still up to speed with the political gossip Margaret. Amazing that the people of Portsmouth have had to wait so long to hear this story about Gordon Brown, the RBS boss, Handycock and the drug dealers? The party bosses (and brothers) there have done well to keep this one under wraps for so long. Perhaps Portsmouth should also go for an elected Mayor who could then shake the tree and flush out the corrupt officers, elected members and their cronies there.

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          • Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

            Where is the Panorama Special on this then? Thought not.

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        • 192
          Red Rose Dinners says:

          Labour/organised crime/ Drug dealers ? hmmmm Sounds familar

          http://www.scotsman.com/news/on-the-trail-of-the-first-minister-1-1377712

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        • 218
          HRH Duke of Edinburgh says:

          Mr Fawkes has always said that Handycock is a ‘wrong un’ and I have long agreed with him. Even though I was forced to become a Freemason by the late King before I married his daughter, I soon stopped attending Lodge meetings, and advised my sons not to join, and none of them have, in fact, Charles will be the first King for a long time not to be a Brother. This is what is clearly at the bottom of all this political corruption in Portsmouth. This man, Handycock, brings this country, Parliament and Portsmouth into disrepute and he should be locked up forthwith. It saddens me to see that this political corruption has also been going on elsewhere, in Scotland, and is a reflection of the depths that politics have sunk to in this country.

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          • HM The Queen says:

            One has to agree with one’s husband about this piece of shit, Handycock. One is also informed that his businessman of the year referred to, is one Grant Murphy. I am also totally disillusioned by the former Labour Government’s immigration policies, which neither of their two Prime Ministers informed me about at any time.

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    • 216
      PinStripedChancer says:

      Finally got the point. Thought this site might be trying to achieve something.? But no. A winky-wanky, mutual masterbation experience for those on the fringe of descision-making. Pure tittle-tattle. Fuck off and die you losers and blog till till you drop. The big picture? You don’t have a clue.

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      • 227
        Olga Bonkalot says:

        Hey Handy, you still haven’t sent that cheque to St Petersburg that you owe me and the girls. When are we going to get our money?

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    • 273
      jrand says:

      “Labour Group Leader Sir Albert Bore will join Byrne as number two on a Byrne/Bore ticket.” Gets better by the minute – Byrne as Bore.

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  2. 2
    Clifton Fields says:

    What’s he done?

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  3. 3
    smoggie says:

    Leadership challenge?

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  4. 8

    Guido encouraged Boris to stand in London. Now let’s get Jeremy Clarkson to stand in Brum!

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    • 24
      Jimmy says:

      Boris is likeable though.

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      • 41
        Joe says:

        I guess for once Jimmy, your right.
        He’s a buffoon for sure but nevertheless a likeable and trustworthy sort, unlike that hideous two-faced schemer RedKen who needs to be dragged outin to the street and shot in front of the sharia4UK scum.

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        • 48
          Anonymous says:

          I like him very much for this quote alone.

          “I’ve given the matter a great deal of thought all week, and I’m afraid I’ve
          decided that it’s no good putting Petеr Mandеlson in a prison. I’m afraid
          he will have to be tied to the front of a van and driven round the country
          until he isn’t alive any more.”

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    • 29
      Petrol Head says:

      Would be very apt.

      The place is nothing but a big fucking fume-filled car park.

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      • 51
        Tachybaptus says:

        Except that you can’t drive to anywhere, and can’t park when you get there.

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      • 52
        Tachybaptus says:

        Fuck, I used one of Guido’s Words of Fear. Meant to say:

        Except that you can’t dryve to anywhere, and can’t park when you get there.

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        • 92
          Psycho Quack says:

          Yes. You dare to say pe@s or dr1ve and you’re a gonna! What goes on in Guido head I wonder? What childhood traumas provoked this abhorrence to perfectly normal English works.

          Perhaps Guido was beaten as a child for not eating up his pe@s and was later chastised by his wife for his lack of sex dr1ve. We will never know.

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    • 272
      Anonymous says:

      Right show (given its automotive heritage), wrong presenter.

      Richard ‘The Hamster’ Hammond is a local boy and would need little encouragement to stand, given his known fondness for reckless and self-destructive action.

      The loss of his gig sitting in a studio providing narrative context for footage showing people falling from inflatables into water might prod him into standing.

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  5. 9
    Anonymous says:

    It’s go, for the Byrne..

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  6. 10
    a non says:

    Horses for courses. Mares and mayors strive for the top

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  7. 11
    Sophie says:

    Mayor of Birmingham?

    £3.5 billion budget per year?

    I wonder how long it will take before the fiscal incompetent Baldemort writes another “sorry, there is no money left” note?

    Socialists always run out of other peoples money – it is what they do, it is all they do.

    Vote UKIP

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    • 12
      The only way is anal says:

      Byrne and Birmingham are made for each other – a useless cun*t for a city of useless cun*ts.

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    • 14
      strauss can't says:

      I did balance the books you know. And its not “all that i do”.

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    • 18
      Beness says:

      Well he wont get my vote.

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    • 26
      Jimmy says:

      “Vote UKIP”

      Hear hear.

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    • 38
      The Labour Party says:

      Vote UKIP

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      • 42
        The Conservative Party says:

        Dear sweet Jesus, don’t vote UKIP!! It cost us an overall majority last time! We promise we’ll be anti-EU after the next election. We’ll stop being lick-spittle traitors, honestly, we will!

        Would we lie to you?

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        • 125
          Sophie says:

          The wet Heathite, pro immigration, pro EU, pro Sharia two faced duplicitous lying hypocrit Cameron cost the Tories a majority against the fiscal lunatic Brown.

          Like many life long Tories, I will be voting for the UKIP cure – not the disease as continued by the heir to war criminal Blair – even if that means the Inheritance Tax dodging Ed (I have never worked a proper job in my life) Liliband getting into Number 10.

          Vote UKIP – it is the only way to stop the Lab / Con / Lib cabal of crooks, liars & war criminals.

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    • 43
      taC eht abbaJ says:

      Meanwhile in the real world UKIP are losing votes again…

      Broxtowe Borough- Toton and Chillwell Meadows: C 831, Lab 385, Lib Dem 300, UKIP 228 . (May 2011 – Three seats C 1529, 1491, 1413, Lab 926, 925, 837, Lib Dem 377, 334, UKIP 305, Lib Dem 304). C hold. Swing 3.1% Lab to C. UKIP vote down 77 votes since May 2011.

      Nottinghamshire County. – Chillwell and Toton: C 1958, Lib Dem 1375, UKIP 682. (June 2009 – Two seats – Two seats C 3388, 3356, Lab 1442, 1135, Lib Dem 1076, 998, UKIP 786, Green 658, BNP 546, Green 500). C hold. Swing 8.0% C to Lib Dem. UKIP vote down by 104 votes since 2009.

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    • 58
      Sir William Waad says:

      Birmingham has a long tradition of relatively intelligent, co-operative local government, rather than the personality-based, pseudo-antithetical posturing and graft that generally passes for politics in the UK. Then along comes Liam Byrne, the Westminster reject……

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      • 64
        Fish says:

        Exactly – that’s why (if it had to be a Labourite) Gisela Stuart would be many people’s choice.

        Sion Simon FFS?

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    • 60
      I would have thought says:

      EU election = vote UKIP
      General election = vote Tory
      Local election = vote for whoever to keep lefties out.

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  8. 13
    Captain Birdseye says:

    good riddance to the bald tosser,wonder if he will get a big payoff and pension the worthless twat

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  9. 15
    bergen says:

    I can’t say I blame him-running Birmingham sounds more interesting than listening to the two Eds spout garbage for the next few years.

    And a one-time Lord Mayor of Birmingham once reached No. 10. Sadly for Byrne it was Neville Chamberlain….

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    • 91
      Perse O'Nally says:

      I have in my hand a piece of paper. It says….’There’s no money left’…plus ca change

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  10. 16
    Malcolm Redfellow says:

    A nation mourns …

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  11. 19
    Nick says:

    UKIP up to second place behind Labour when Byrne causes a by-election in Birmingham Hodge Hill?

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    • 21
      Gooey Blob says:

      UKIP couldn’t come second in a two-horse race.

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    • 22
      smoggie says:

      And what? Form a coalition in Hodge Hill.

      Cameron is quaking no doubt.

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    • 59
      Sir William Waad says:

      UKIP is for people who would join the EDL if only they couldn’t help quite liking Mr Sidhu at the dentist’s…….who is really quite a decent chap, I mean, for….you know.

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      • 65
        Bill Quango MP says:

        My dentist isn’t Mr Sidhu. its Mr Anderson from Bongabaliwazumba beach, Melbourne.
        Mr Sidhu is his accountant.

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      • 150
        c.eng says:

        UKIP is for people who used to vote Tory, until they realised that what that gets you now is Socialism applied by incompetent public school PR twerps.

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        • 232
          Gooey Blob says:

          Close, but no cigar.

          UKIP is for those who used to vote Tory (and sometimes Labour) but who think that wasting their vote on a party that will never win a seat at a general election will persuade the Tories (or Labour) to take a more euro-sceptic line, people who are prepared to inflict decades of socialist dogma and financial and fiscal incompetence upon 62 million people just to satisfy their egos and those who think the Tories’ and Labour’s massed ranks of chav voters will eventually come around to their way of thinking and join them in their protest by wasting their votes too.

          On the left, protest parties such as the Greens and Respect occasionally win a seat. If you’re a loony leftie you can vote for Respect with some sort of hope that they might get an MP. UKIP hold out no such promise.

          Of course, UKIP are still worth a vote at the Euro elections…

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      • 165
        Funambulist says:

        Sir William, there are several Mr Sidhus in the EDL along with a number of Mr Singhs. The EDL isn’t anti-Asian, it’s anti-Islamisation/Sharia.

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  12. 25
    Guardian Bed-wetter says:

    My iPhone cures cancer, doesn’t yours?

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    • 54
      Owen Jones says:

      I had AIDS once and a friend of mine said he had an app for that, so I downloaded it on to my iPhone turned it on and stuck it up my arse hole. Now I’m completely cured! Although I do have one long lasting side effect, I can’t add up any more. :(

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  13. 27
    Mulberry's Harbour says:

    I see Owen’s twitter account has ’84’, that would make him …

    … a c*nt!

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    • 32
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      It’s either his IQ or the number of braincells in his head.

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    • 56
      Just saying says:

      Could be the amount of cock he’s had this week.

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    • 61
      Sir William Waad says:

      It’s how old someone would have to be go to bed with him without payment.

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    • 71
      Gooey Blob says:

      He’s wrong, in any case. The biggest block to Labour offering an alternative government is Ed Balls. There are a few others who might also have to make way before Labour are to become electable again, but Ed Balls is the biggest obstacle.

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      • 77
        my dad used to shout at the telly when Gordoom was on with Millitwat he just laughs says:

        Harman
        Millitwat
        Abbott
        Khan
        Cooper
        Burnham
        Umunna
        Reeves to name but a few

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        • 90
          Ex Conservative Voter says:

          I’m not sure Harman will be with us much longer. Chuka is a sort of pre-cancerous tumour on Labour’s hopes of re-election. Outside of this blog, no-one knows who he is.. yet.

          Balls really is the block on Labour’s hopes.

          Balls who advised Brown to sell 395 tonnes of gold for 28p.
          Balls who asked “so what?” when told people were too heavily taxed.
          Balls “schools must not produce winners”. And now he complains that we have tens of thousands of unemployable young people.

          If Labour get rid of Balls, they have a very good chance of winning in 2015.

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          • c.eng says:

            I think you’re right.

            In fact they only have to lean to the right to be well to the right of Dave.

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  14. 28
    trinny says:

    What have the people of Birmingham done to deserve this?

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  15. 30
    Disgusted, of Purley. says:

    Owen Jones, what does that shitty arsed brat know about anything?

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    • 33
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      He’s a teenager, ergo he knows everything there is to know about .. everything.

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    • 34
      Guardian Bed-wetter says:

      I know the difference between assets and earnings as does my bum chum Owen Jones!

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  16. 35
    Owen Jones, professional yoof says:

    Seeing as how I am so well-versed in the questions surrounding the tax policies of this nation, and mostly because I am a younger handsomer gay version of Hugh Laurie, I have decided to stand for the seat in Birmingham Hodge Hill which will be vacated.

    O.J. indahouse!

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  17. 36
    happy days says:

    This means Labour are going full retard.

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  18. 39
    Shabby Cabinet says:

    Who cares? There wil be no money left for Birmingham.

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    • 44
      Birmingham is surplus to requirements says:

      Isn’t it technically part of India now?

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      • 49
        WVM says:

        No, it’s part of the country whose name I can’t type here as I may end up jailed for 56 days.

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        • 82
          Birmingham is surplus to requirements says:

          You mean Pah Kiss Tan?

          Hang on, there’s someone outside the front door, I’ll go and

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          • Marion the cat says:

            I had a leaflet shoved through my letter box the other day, from the nearest outpost of the religion of peace. It started off by saying that I may not know but we all worship the same God. Oho thought I, No we don’t, mine specifically is, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. Yours doesn’t accept Jesus or any other part of the Trinity. So sod off back to Pakistan and leave me alone with my English religion, you miserable tossers. Rip, rip, bin.

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  19. 50
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Oi Guido

    WTF are you giving airtime for that airhead wankstain Owen “Gobshite fuckwit” Jones for ????

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  20. 62
    Owen Jones age 13 3/4 says:

    I’ve got Luvli, Katsuma, Diavlo, and Zommer on Moshi Monsters.

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  21. 63
    Gooey Blob says:

    I see the BBC are trying to stoke up a fuel crisis. Doesn’t seem to be working around these parts though.

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    • 69
      Anonymous says:

      Whats going on at the BBC ? hysteria over pasties, a non existant petrol shortage etc. Is the Boss on holiday or something ?

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      • 191
        Owen Jones, BBC Director General says:

        Listen TV Tax fodder. If we want to create fuel panic we will. If we want to blame it on the Tories we’ll do that too.

        Not long now suckers – our mission is nearing its conclusion.

        Bye

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  22. 67

    i was in Brum just last week.

    That city is in desperate need of a mayor. Once you move outside the bull ring its like an old bombsite..

    Place looks like a bit like Erith and Deptford.

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    • 86
      I've got a full tank of diesel so fuck you lot says:

      Erith is not as bad as Birmingham, not as many Mosques for starters.

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    • 95
      Perse O'Nally says:

      Blimey, Deptford must have gone down a bit then.

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    • 171
      jgm2 says:

      I was born, raised and left Birmingham aged 18. In the (almost) thirty years since then I’ve returned less times than I have fingers. And I’m not from Norfolk. And two of those days were for my parent’s funerals. And one was for a brother’s wedding.

      Birmingham was a shithole all my youth and has got worse since I left.

      Labour are welcome to it.

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      • 175
        Gonk says:

        Not a big supporter of the Blues then.

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        • 180
          jgm2 says:

          No. For my sins, when I do express a preference, it is for the mighty Villa. The Blues fans at schoo, were always the really hard of thinking ones. Visible prison tatoos in primary school kind of kids. In the ’70’s.

          Still have memories of watching Villa winning the European Cup on TV. The only time I successfully identified an offside was when Rummenigge ‘scored’ and, in a moment of teenage clarity, I announced ‘That’s offside’. I was right too.

          Happy for the Villa.

          Still wouldn’t want to live there.

          Birmingham – there’s a reason all the factories shut down and all the white people left. Destroyed by the unions and culturally enriched to the point of no return.

          Labour is welcome to it. As a city it perfectly embodies the Labour vision.

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        • 181
          jgm2 says:

          No. For my sins, when I do express a preference, it is for the mighty Villa. The Blues fans at schoo, were always the really hard of thinking ones. Visible prison tatoos in primary school kind of kids. In the ’70′s.

          Still have memories of watching Villa winning the Europe*an [caught out again] Cup on TV. The only time I successfully identified an offside was when Rummenigge ‘scored’ and, in a moment of teenage clarity, I announced ‘That’s offside’. I was right too.

          Happy for the Villa.

          Still wouldn’t want to live there.

          Birmingham – there’s a reason all the factories shut down and all the white people left. Destroyed by the unions and culturally enriched to the point of no return.

          Labour is welcome to it. As a city it perfectly embodies the Labour vision.

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  23. 73
    Fenton says:

    If successful he must remember to brief them in detail on his coffee requirements.

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  24. 74
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    I thought bald men couldn’t win elections, at least that was all the babble when Billy sfood for leader.

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  25. 78
    Jimmy says:

    “Sion Simon campaign”

    Don’t even joke about it.

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  26. 79
    not a machine says:

    If the new script for yes minister is based on labours term in office , shouldnt it be “yes banker” .

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  27. 80
    English for Dummies says:

    “dirty tricks in spoiling their rivals launch”

    RIVAL –>'<– S

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  28. 84
    I've got a full tank of diesel so fuck you lot says:

    Anyone else hear Alex Crawford on Radio 5 today? What a daft bitch. She’s decided that she doesn’t need to be impartial in her reporting and that what she tells us is the truth.

    Oh and men are useless and only women make great reporters, something to do with men being more interested in the tanks than people. Well I guess if the tank is shooting at you I’d be interested in that as well.

    She’s been a massive cheerleader for the west starting a war with Syria for weeks now, almost every report she does is full of crap and lies.

    She’s the idiot that helped the so called ‘rebels’ in Libya, you know the ones who then smashed up British war graves and is infested with Al Qaeda supporters.

    Fuck off you silly bitch.

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    • 101
      I've got a Browning 9mm, so hand over the keys says:

      Agreed.

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    • 202
      To be fair says:

      To be fair she did get a lot of attention during the “Liberation” of Tripoli and we know how women love attention it fair turns their heads.

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  29. 85
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    I thought bald men couldn’t win elections, at least that was all the babble when Mr H stood for leader.

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  30. 94
    crazy says:

    why on Earth would anyone vote for that fucking wanker?

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  31. 96
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    There is something of The Kinnock about this fellow.

    Bald, nasty and a grin like a 1950 Cadillac grill.

    Horrible!

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    • 103
      Captain Jean Luc Piccard says:

      Oi! Bald people are further along the evolutionary scale than everyone else.

      Apes – hairy.
      Cavemen – fairly hairy.
      Knuckle-dragging chavs – quite hairy
      Most people – some hair
      Bald men – less hair.

      See? Evolution in progress. One day, humans will have no hair at all. But until that day, bald is best. We’re move evolved than you.

      (as for Kinnock, though – fuck knows. Genetic defect?)

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      • 104
        Captain Jean Luc Piccard says:

        move = more. Baldness is not infallibility.

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      • 189
        jgm2 says:

        If bald people ‘evolve’ to the point that they’re hairless then they’ll stop being mammals and be vying with reptiles and worms for dominion of the Earth.

        Back in the early days of AIDS there were hard-core homosexualists wilfully looking to contract AIDS so they could die young and proclaim their lifestyle choice to the medical record.

        I’ve worked in Africa where you’d have to beat the local girls off with a stick because it was so culturally ingrained that a half-caste kid (in Africa) would have better life outcomes than a native kid.

        I’ve been to Spain, Maine and Spokane. I’ve travelled round the world three times. I’ve seen goats killed in the mar*ket place but I’ve yet to hear of folk scalping themselves in a bid to be more ‘evolved’.

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        • 193
          jgm2 says:

          I’ve known folk wear glasses to app*ear more ‘intellectual’ (or ‘evolved’). I’ve know of mayoral candidates proclaim they don’t need glasses on account of their youthful vigour.

          I’ve known women get breast enlargements to look more youthful and sexually app*ealing and women get breast reductions for the same reason.

          I’ve known men get hair transplants to make ‘em look younger. I’ve heard of swimmers and cyclists shaving to reduce the hydrodynamic/aerodynamic drag but I’ve never heard of anybody getting their hair removed so they’ll look ‘more evolved’. Ever.

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    • 174
      Gonk says:

      He’s also only 4 feet 10 inches tall. And when excited talks like an evangelical preacher from the Mississippi delta.

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  32. 99
    Kebab time says:

    Have your say on Gay marriage here : http://kebabtime.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/gay-marriage.html

    (sorry for the shameless blog plug)

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    • 102
      I've got a Browning 9mm, so hand over the keys says:

      Fuck off ℬilly!

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      • 119
        Billy's Blogging Madness says:

        Βilly’s got a blog! THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT! Karl Pilkington, do one.

        Jeez, this is gonna be so much fun.

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      • 128
        the chronicles of tat says:

        Willy Wowden’s got a blog, and he’s linking it on here! Yippee!

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    • 106
      David Camoron says:

      Gay marriage is simply wonderful. I think it should be mandatory. In fact, in these troubled times, the biggest single issue that gets more of my attention than anything else is “gay marriage”. I have made it a core-Conservative value. I will have the wonders of same-sex relationships taught to all children from the age of 5.

      I know this is what the public want.

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    • 109
      cunt watch says:

      C’unt!

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    • 110
      nellnewman says:

      You are right Bill. If folks want to marry because they want to spend their life together then they should be allowed to do it. It’s a hell of a commitment to take on whatever sex you are!

      And you shouldn’t be sorry. Stop saying sorry. The world needs more people expressing views not less.

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      • 111
        Call me Dave - windy miller, eco loon, trougher, europhile and closet socialist says:

        I agree. One up the bum, no harm done!

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        • 118
          nellnewman says:

          Bless. You are kenlivingstone and I claim my £5.

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          • let them eat cold pastie says:

            nell, gays are like kids, the more you give them the more they want, and then like every spoiled brat, they realise they didn’t really want it in the first place. Do you really have to encourage them ffs?

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          • Worzel Gummidge says:

            A cup o’ tea and a slice o’ cake?

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          • nellnewman says:

            ‘let them eat cold pastie’ I actually think you are wrong.

            People who want to make a lifetime commitment to one another in this fastmoving, fastchanging, stabintheback unstable world are very brave.

            We need more of them not less.

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          • nellnewman says:

            Oh and it isn’t the gays who are like kids it is the politicians. During the last five years politics has proved itself to be a forum for extremely immature folks.

            You only have to look at people like gordonbrown, bullyballs and vincecable and yes the tories have their ‘kids’ too!!

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          • old compton street says:

            nell the only true commitment gay males make is to their cocks, believe me.

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          • nellnewman says:

            Very sorry sweetie but you are wrong about that.

            People who are prepared to make a genuine lifetime commitment to another person regardless of their gender are very rare in this day and age and very valuable.

            As for sexual preferences. I don’t know who it was who said it in parliament but they were right ‘ the government has no right in the nation’s bedrooms’!

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          • bareback mountain says:

            You’re wrong nell, the government should stop pervs having sex. It only encourages the spread of unnatural viruses like AIDS. Selfish bastards.

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          • nellnewman says:

            barebackm – silly person!! It’s not sex that damages society. It’s self serving greed !!

            Go look at someone like bliar or prezza or gordon!!

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          • bareback mountain says:

            OK, so AIDS in nells world isn’t a killer disease spread about by certain kinds of sexual activity.

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      Charles Darwin says:

      My understanding is that the current scientific establishment believes there is a genetic element to the homosexual behaviour of these gayers you speak of. That being so then the best way of lowing the numbers of incidents for future generations would be to allow as much copulation as possible between them for as long as possible.

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    nellnewman says:

    Oh sorry what an absolute Hoot. +++Laugh+++

    Poor old Brummies – liambyrne – he of ‘ there’s no money left’ because I helped to spend it all on nothing or sionsimon – that immature idiot that thought he was a comedian taking off cameron on youtube!!

    Not much gravitas there then?

    What a choice!!

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  34. 107
    ToonBob... says:

    Another one bites the dust……….. :)

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  35. 108
    nellnewman says:

    liambyrne “was a major block to Labour ever offering a genuine alternative to the Tories”

    And then there is the short trousered owenwhatsisname thinking labour will ever be a viable government again!!

    Not in this life nor the next and not even after 10 Downing Street have just made an absolute pigs ear of pasties and petrol!

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  36. 113
    Joss Askin says:

    Does the host fancy Owen? Loads of crap devoted the idiot.

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  37. 124
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    Birmingham’s loss is London’s gain !!

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    • 127
      nellnewman says:

      Actually I suspect if ken loses in London he might be thinking of trying his hand at getting onto the mayoral gravy train in Birmingham as an Independent.

      These labour troughers have got to earn a crust somewhere haven’t they?

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  38. 129
    simon says:

    who the fuck is owen jones?

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    • 134
      nellnewman says:

      Dear Mr Sion Simons Owen is the next labour idiot who is going to transplant you in the affections of the labour electorate. He also might be standing for Brummie Mayor .

      How much does it pay again?!

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  39. 132
    Mad frankies older sister says:

    Shit floats

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  40. 141
    Brummie Lad says:

    Oh please god no! My only hope is that Birmingham rejects this nonsense altogether in the referendum.

    The thought of any of the so far declared “candidates”, being Mayor and having all that power and authority, from any of the parties or groupings, is a pretty hideous one!

    As for fatty Watson and his sausage roll eating simple minded friends, for god’s sake please god in the name of god NO NO NO!!!!!!!!

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    • 152
      nellnewman says:

      Well let’s face it twatson got himself elected in that neck of the woods and feathered his nest very comfortably from taxpayers money paying his wife as well.

      No doubt he’s expecting to do the same in 2015.

      Why are taxpayers electing and paying through the nose for these troughers?!

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  41. 143
    Baron Hogwash says:

    He will be lucky, I am voting big FAT NO to elected mayor in Brum!

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    • 151
      Brum till I die! says:

      Amen to that Baron! It’s bad enough that the total TwatFace Albert Bore and his left wing loonies are going to be back in charge of Birmingham as a poltiical group in a few weeks. Which is a crying shame, as the Tory/Liberal coalition have run Birmingham pretty well for the last 8 years. We’ve actually seen sensible council rule rather than PC Brigade Union dominated overspending left wing single-mother, gay and “transpeople” friendly Euro-phile Labour nonsense that we saw in the 20 years before

      But the thought of a Tom Watson backed Mayor, or worse a Blairite Mayor, or a Militwat backed Mayor, or even a lefty university professor or has-been tv news presenter or some Tory businessman running the show is an appalling grotesque thought to me!

      VOTE NO!

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      • 156
        Baron Hogwash says:

        Ex MP for Erdington, what was his name (so popular) – I got it was Sion something. He quit being an MP at last election, apparently he wanted to be first elected mayor for Brum. All jumping the gun before hearing what the public wants. Or may be quit to let Mad Hattie’s hubby Jack ‘Union Boy’ Drownmey take the safe seat (with a reduced majority).

        The Tory/Lib have done well in Brum apart from throwing money into project to build tram system for linking Snowhill and New Street (less than 5 minute walk).

        I want less bureaucracy in Brum, not more mayoral assembly jokes like they have in London. The new yuppies in town making decisions for the masses.

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        • 160
          Brum till I die! says:

          Sadly Baron under Twatface Bore, you won’t get less bureaucracy in Brum with his left-wing lunatics running the show again.

          My hope against hope is that somehow the voters firstly reject the Mayoral proposal in the referendum, and by the miracle of gods the Tories/Libs remain in charge. Sadly, I doubt either of those things will happen. Voters lose their sense and nerve after a while, and throw out perfectly good right wing administrations from office.

          The Tories have never been able to sustain a long period of office in Birmingham unfortunately. This is a shame. Labour are eggheads and need politically exterminating. No good ever comes out of their rule, either locally or nationally. Just look at nearby Sandwell, Coventry and Wolverhampton for your evidence of failure, as well as what they have regressively done to our once great country whenever they have been in government!

          Cameron needs to get a jolly good grip and start winning again!

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      • 168
        Birmingham? says:

        Isn’t that the place that was ONCE a hard working industrial town at the centre of innovation and exporting useful tools and other products?

        What happened?

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        • 196
          jgm2 says:

          The Welsh. They brought their perverse, twisted unionist agenda from the coal-fields of Wales up along the railway to Birmingham. When I was growing up half the teachers, council workers, railway workers and professional bedwetters of Birmingham – essentially the same national millstone as today – were occupied by the Welsh.

          In the ten-pound tourist era of the 1960s they also exported their non-working ethic to Fucking Australia where the country is still in the grip of the same c*unts who couldn’t be bothered working in the UK during the years of 100% employment. Australia is like a white Saudia Arabia. A few thousand folk working in natural resources and the rest of the country piggy-backing along.

          The Welsh succeeded in shutting down the engine of the industrial revolution just as they succeeded in shutting down all their own mines. And wrecking Fucking Australia too.

          As well as being a Scottish Nationalist I’m a fervent Welsh Nationalist too.

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          • Marion the cat says:

            Um, I think I have a problem here, when the Black Country (not Birmingham I do know) started firing on all cylinders, otherwise known as the Industrial Revolution, there was a great influx of Welsh, look at the shop names, look in the telephone directories. These Welsh came to work a bit like the American prospectors, they came and the worked and they built. And yes my family is part of the Black Country heritage and yes my name is Welsh and no we didn’t sit back and destroy.

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          • Blowhard watch says:

            I’m a jgm2 nationalist myself.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Suck. Don’t Blow.

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    Question time live chat says:

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    • 158
      Blue Nun says:

      Fuckin’ hell is it Thursday already, where do the weeks go?

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    • 162
      Edwin Poots says:

      I’m going to knock your block off, Vance

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      • 215
        Fish says:

        Wasn’t expecting much tonight, but pleasantly surprised at the audience reaction. Coomon sense on fuel, on pasties.

        Wee Dougie bombed, Anna Soubry needs a good promoting

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        • 248
          Tron says:

          Yes I was surprised the BBC let a few sensible people in audience speak.

          Also, Labour get out numbered by the Con-Dems.

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  43. 147
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Slimey turds on all sides of politics, only got voting paper for referendum today in post, 1 month to go – ZILCH debate in Birmingham about whether anyone wants an elected mayor.

    Its just shove it under the carpet and lets get another quango set up.

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  44. 149
    MP's ... Honesty never the best policy says:

    Given that labour are shameless at wooing distasteful minorities like muslim terrorists/extremists, rioters and guardian readers … Owen Jones must be Labours attempt to woe the pae-do-phile in the electorate

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    • 157
      nellnewman says:

      ‘labour wooing distasteful minorities’

      That’ll be the unions first then – they don’t come anymore distasteful than that!

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    • 166
      A Pee do file says:

      Actucally even tho I am a kiidy fidla – no onli jokn – I have that well know socialist complaint – depression -and stress – and fatcha made me do it an it wernt mi folt an Gordo savd me wiv his benfit scam and Prezzar 4 PM nowotimeen innit

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  45. 173
    Saffron says:

    Liam Berk
    What a complete and utter no money left tosser this scrounger is,but having said that why is it no surprise.
    The liebour gaggle of so called we are for the people,what a feckin farce that is,no folks they are in it for themselves and what they can screw out of the system.
    In fact the only guy I can recollect who got rid of freeloaders in parliament by force was Mr Cromwell.
    How times have changed for the worst,now we see how parliament has dropped into the gutter,where they are now the most distrusted bunch of freeloaders in British history.
    Where this will end is God knows where but it won’t be pleasent.

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    • 209
      jgm2 says:

      In fact the only guy I can recollect who got rid of freeloaders in parliament by force was Mr Cromwell.

      Unfortunately he rather queered his egalitarian reputation by seeking to get his son proclaimed ruler in the same stylee as the ‘popular’ revolutions of Assad, Gaddaffi, Kim-Il-Sung, Omar Bongo and their like.

      Cromwell put back the cause of republicanism in the UK by 350 years and counting.

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  46. 178
    nellnewman says:

    ‘Night Folks, Sweet Dreams.

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  47. 182
    Ozzy Osbourne says:

    Sharrrrrrrrrrrrrrrron, I don’t want this cnut anywhere near Birmingham, I’ll bite his fucking head off.

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  48. 186

    David Dimbleby is joined on Question Time in Portsmouth this week by the usual bused in lefty liberal audience with hand picked questions for the panellists.

    On the biased prominently lefty panel tonight will be:

    The comedian and professional Maxist wanker : Mr Alexei Sayle.
    Shadow foreign secretary and lefty toss-rag : Douglas Alexander MP.
    Children’s minister and Capivara lookalike : Sarah Teather MP.
    Conservative MP and the thinking man’s MILF : Anna Soubry MP.
    Columnist for both The Guardian and London’s Evening Standard : Sir Simon Jenkins.

    Join us at the Biased BBC : Question Time LiveBlog

    http://tinyurl.com/c9a9bda

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  49. 194
    BZ Dave. says:

    The BBC just does not get it (or perhaps it does). The largest fuel bunker in the UK by far is the nation’s car fuel tanks and once they are full the tanker drivers can not block it. Dave’s government would have known there was a political hit from transferring our fuel reserves from the refineries to the people and all credit to them for doing so.

    Short term pain for long term gain.

    I can just imagine the advice he was given at the Cobra meetings. Prime Minister it is essential to make our fuel reserves available to the public and the best way to do that is to encourage the public to stock up before any future strike by the Unite tanker drivers.

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  50. 198
    Sprog watch says:

    Something very odd here. A young lad with the name Owen Jones does not have a Welsh accent.

    Was he sent to England as a baby?

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  51. 208
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    The leader of HM opposition finally speaks out….

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  52. 213
    I've got a full tank of diesel so fuck you lot says:

    Ha ha George Galloway is going to win in Bradford tonight…….because of the Muslim postal vote, I can’t stop fucking laughing.

    Even with the Tories as popular as dog shit Labour can’t win.

    How long before questions are asked about the postal votes?

    About time they were banned

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    • 225
      Post hoc says:

      u have a point! Millibore hoist with his own petard. Poetic. Just poetic.

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    • 249
      Tron says:

      Labour could lose many inner cities to Respect.

      Just like the Scots, Labour thought the immigrants would always vote for them.

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  53. 214
    I've got a full tank of diesel so fuck you lot says:

    I see some Tory mong who works for Cameron is upset at the way the BBC have been beating up on them.

    WELL SORT THE FUCKING BBC OUT THEM CAM-MORON YOU FUCKING TOSSER.

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  54. 217
    I've got a full tank of diesel so fuck you lot says:

    fuck me that Camila Parker Bowles has really let herself go on This Week. What does Charles see in her?

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  55. 219
    handypara says:

    Another This Week, another loony guest.

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  56. 220
    Politicians simply have no idea. says:

    Listening to this week these people have not realised that they were not riots. They were orgies of criminal looting. And it happened because they could….the police just stood back and let them. There was no protest just full on something for nothing looting.

    And I will tell them something else, if cameron prices booze out of the pockets of chavs then he will be creating eben bigger problems.

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  57. 222
    Joe says:

    I’ve never been into or even seen a Greggs in my life and I’ve worked for most of it. So why should I expect millionaires Dave, George, Ed, Ed and Nick to frequent these pie shops?

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  58. 224
    Too many Pies says:

    Alan Johnson is bursting out of his shirt.

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  59. 226
    Gorgeous George says:

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  60. 230
    handypara says:

    FFS! Even a freshly hair-straightened Neil giving credence to the utterly overblown nonsense about petrol and and pasties and the cash for influence fairy story with not a mention of Ecclestone.

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    • 231
      Intelligent design says:

      Don’t worry about the petrol. The largest petrol can in the UK is the collective of all its private vehicles and once full the Unite union can not touch it. The government was not naive when it triggered the filling of that can. Time will show.

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      • 243
        handypara says:

        Precisely! If people are smart it would take a strike of more than a week to leave most drivers without petrol.
        And, in a major fall from last week’s ripping of the silly little Jones boy, unbelievably Neil said he couldn’t understand why filling up now would help. Sometimes he really is a thick bastard – or is that just BBC “balance”?

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      • 263
        Rhonddapurple says:

        Not sure they’ve timed it very well, if by some miracle someone has implemented a properly thought-out plan. Won’t many of those tanks be empty by the time anyone goes on strike?

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  61. 233
    Gorgeous George MP says:

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  62. 235
    Gorgeous George MP Graced by God says:

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  63. 241
    Fresh and Minty says:

    f#ck the lot of them!

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    not a machine says:

    A 37% swing from labour to respect , Eds policy advisor jumps ship to try for Birmingham mayor , George Osbourne to challenge Ed Balls in budget showdown , wee dougie says his party will vote down pasty tax but not much to say if all we need is unite tanker strike ,in the most indepted economy on the planet …….

    NN had some interesting discussion , as did sky news papers review , I presume Ed Davy is having a bit of a re adjustment on the surprise news that 85% of the dept of energies budget is spent decommissioning so called cheap nuclear . I suppose we could blame chris Huhne , but hold on a mo , did I spy former lab mp , now lobbiest for nuclear , how can this be , surely the wonkness in energy has not been going on for some considerable time …… As for GMBs job calculation , are we not discussing change in investment rather than loss .

    Fancy that olde Huhne , being lib dem leader contender an all , and having to reflect on his infamous telegraph piece on energy , that may turn out to be little more than a one time Labours contrivenece ……

    Sally wants to try some mexxy ? , if it is retracted and alledged to be a typo , what would the real word have been?

    Re Andrew Neils , empty tank problem , whilst his logic of any strike being 10 days away (trying not be cynical about £32mn in revenues) , was a fair point , the strategy of building up reserves has some benefit , I agree the regular user having a weekly fill up will be in the same boat , but overall should allow for some service if any strike appears .

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  66. 250

    The Bradford West outcome reflects the recent strong and assured leadership shown by Ed Miliband.

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    • 258
      A pragmatist says:

      LABOURING IN CRISIS!

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      • 261
        Gooey Blob says:

        With the Tories’ difficulties of late, it had been looking like a decent week for Labour. However, this is a kick in the teeth for the two Eds, no doubt about it.

        It might actually stop the BBC fuel scaremongering in its tracks.

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  67. 251
    GlobalGaz says:

    Galloway, love him or hate him….he was pretty clear about Milli-Vanilli….he’s no leader!

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  68. 252
    George and the muzees says:

    Just came home to the news that Galloway has won a seat in the Islamic Republic of Bradford West. Is it pure coincidence that he only ever stands in seats with a majority muzbot population? I’m sure it’s just lucky happenstance that his campaign literature only ever talks about muzee issues. At least he deprives Labour of a seat. One has to look at the bright side.

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    • 254
      It will end in tears says:

      It makes no sense that Labour welcomed them here by the millions and the Conservatives gave their blessing. But even more strange is that the famous aetheist Polly Toynbee wants to destroy Christianity but supports the Islamic faith.

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  69. 253
    Dave says:

    Really bad news that Galloway has defeated Ed’s man. Miliband is my best hope.

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  70. 255
    albacore says:

    So what have we got? We’ve got Dave, Nick and Ed
    It’s hardly worth that lot getting out of bed
    Their parties it was brought in George’s electors
    Quelle dommage! They just ain’t LibLabCon respecters

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  71. 256
    Cressida's Dick says:

    TV pictures of queues outside an Esso station in Nuneaton yesterday reveal where Plod’s priorities lie. In the foreground was a sign ‘ Warwickshire Police ANPR in use’. So while the public struggle to get on with their daily lives PC 49 prioritises some easy nicks to help with the clear up figures.

    Pity they’re not on the same page as Dorset Plod who have asked motorists not to queue for health & safety reasons.

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    • 260
      Whitestone Capers says:

      There’s a notorious double-mini roundabout and a series of speed humps as well just nearby….at school run time(also a primary school close by )it’s bloody chaos….!!!!!

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  72. 259
    Franks's son says:

    Whislt Guido sleeps we have the news that George Galloway wins the Bradford-West seat. Oh well, to coin a phrase…’You’re either beihind Guido, or in front of him!’ Political blog, my backside.

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    • 262
      Tory High Command says:

      This proves that Labour is as out of touch as we are…it’s now wide open for the 2015 election !!!

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    • 264
      jgm2 says:

      Jimmy proven wrong again.

      The bedwetters never tire of being wrong.

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    • 265
      Anonymous says:

      Since guido got successful and started employing staff, the ‘cutting edge’ timing of this blog has been notably absent.

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  73. 267
    Johnny "Budgie " Byrne Britains firts 65k footballer. says:

    Nephew,

    You s aid yourself there was no wonga left when you left Treasury .

    Question is ::
    Will there be any money left when /if you ARRIVE in Blue Nose country .
    ( Watch out for that Trevor Francis !!)

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  74. 271
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Baldamort is off to run for Mayor of Birmingham. A smart move…
    Not for Birmingham, should the little twerp win.

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