May 2nd, 2012

Confessions of a Former Crony

On the morning that the Sun, Times, Telegraph and City AM come out for Boris, the Mirror have backed Ken, again. The best piece doing the rounds is the confessions of a former crony – Dan Hodges – who gives readers of the Telegraph a glimpse into Ken’s leadership style, having worked for him spinning at TFL:

“We’d received yet another call about a foreign embassy not paying its parking fines. This time it was Russia. We were working up our usual nonsense about what a disgrace it was when a senior Ken aide rang to ask: “What are you saying about the Russians?” I duly explained. “No. Attack the Americans.” “What?” “Attack the Americans.” “But we’re not being asked about the Americans.” “I don’t care. We always attack the Americans. They owe loads as well. Attack them. Nothing about the Russians. This desire for control bordered on the pathological.”

In other news Team Ken are refusing to even discuss tax or that promise to release his earnings. The end is nigh…

UPDATE: Bookies Paddy Power have started paying out on a Boris win.


  1. 1
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Labours determined attack on one company must be thwarted at all costs. By singling out News International when many other players were doing the same thing is an attack on the freedom of the press. Labour are playing a dirty game here.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Ken is a real piece of shit.

  3. 3
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    Until someone drives a wooden stake through his heart, he will keep coming back.

  4. 4
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Has he paid any National Insurance in the last two years? Anyone know?

  5. 5
    Ampers says:

    And, it seems, paying the price.

  6. 6

  7. 7
    Fuct says:

    ‘Because he’s not Boris’ is the weakest argument I’ve heard for voting for someone. Hold your nose and vote anyway sums it up and the fact that came from Ken’s own supporters is laughable.

  8. 8
    Well it's a thought says:

    Get the impression Murdoch is enjoying the attention after all any free PR good or bad is good, people don’t trust the politicians anyway, besides nobody cares, they know the politicians will still be licking his arse behind the scenes.

  9. 9
    Sandra in accounts says:

    So the choice is between a pro EU, pro immigration, pro amnesty for illegal immigrants candidate in the blue corner, or…..

    A curse on both their houses – vote for an independent.

  10. 10

    Guido, anything known about the money Max Moseley offered to any M.P. whose efforts in Parliament damaged Rupert Murdoch? Has Tom Watson taken Moseley’s shilling? If so, has he declared it?

    There’s a scandal waiting to be outed with this one.

  11. 11
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘… the Sun, Times, Telegraph and City AM come out for Boris…’

    Well, blow me down with a feather, that’s a surprise and no mistake.

  12. 12

    Do as you are told, stop asking stupid questions and vote for Ken

  13. 13
    Ah! Monika says:

    Will the next person to meet Ken put out his lights.

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Other media titles will simply sit back and let Labour attack NI, simply because NI is a commercial rival. Labour knows this and is making hay while the sun shines.

    Too bad they didn’t fix the economic roof while the sun was shining, but that’s another matter.

  15. 15
    Sophie says:

    The BBC will be the only major player in broadcast news in the UK & soon enough Europe. All those secret soft loans from the ECB….

    What a shameful spectacle this has been – the BBC crowing & spinning & allowing Tom two dinners unfettered multi platform air time to destroy the only competitor it has.

    Welcome to East Germany. Welcome to Pravda.

    Vote UKIP – end the BBC monopoly on broadcast innovation in the UK.

  16. 16
    Sophie says:

    Vote UKIP

  17. 17
    The Old Todger says:

    I have only one comment on the London mayoral election, Ken boy wins, Cameron loses, if Boris wins, Cameron loses. This election does not both me, it should bother those within the M25, all I can say is whichever party you “support”, get out and vote all you have to ask yourself is, “are things better for you in general in London than they were 4 years ago” it is a local election not a national election.

  18. 18
    Raving Loon says:

    Boris might not be the best candidate, but Ken is definately the worst. Vote anyone but Ken.

  19. 19
    Joseph Stalin says:

    .. and he still can’t grow a proper moustache.
    Trotsky, he kick your ass.

  20. 20
    Joseph Stalin says:

    Fuck you.

  21. 21
    old lefty cunt says:

    Jesus what a dope Hunt guido, state the fucking obvious.

  22. 22
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    The BBC is a relic from the past, it is not relevant in this day and age.

  23. 23
    Tom Fatson says:

    Hold your nose and vote for lying Liebour alky !!

  24. 24
    Felicity Kendal Mint Fake says:

    If the blonde haired neo-liberal booby wins it are you gonna post “It is Guido what won it”? Heaven forbid he should ever get into real power then we will see what an utter nightmare Boris politics really is. It will make Ken look like the master of diplomacy and common sense ( and that is sayings something).

  25. 25
    The Old Todger says:

    ‘… the Sun, Times”, yes but are they a hinderance now, this ongoing freak show will obviously have a bearing, like a lot side shows in the past it will have an effect

  26. 26
    (...) says:

    Pssst, rember we musn’t mention (…) or (…..)

    No, don’t vote for (…) vote for the labour party to stop the tory party becoming the Lord mayor.

  27. 27
    UKIPMAN says:

    Hold your nose and vote for a racist, tax evader. America is just as much a race as Parkhistan.

  28. 28
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Nose Holder alert.

  29. 29
    The Old Todger says:

    Just get out and vote, if you do not vote you can have ground for complaint

  30. 30
    Ah! Monika says:

    Nothing on Members interests ( search Mosley ) in last three years. Does Mosley operate through a company.
    On another note Abbot comes up first on the lists. Interesting reading.

  31. 31
    David Dickinson says:

    Boris is a plummy little fraggle and if he becomes Prime Minister I am going shoot myself in the face.
    ..and that’s the Real Deal.

  32. 32
    smoggie says:

    Anti-blonde hysteria alert

  33. 33
    jgm2 says:

    It will make Ken look like the master of diplomacy and common sense ( and that is sayings something).

    Don’t be silly. Only the North Koreans could make look like he had any common sense or diplomatic skills.

    And I’m not sure about them either.

    This ‘I’ll publish my full audited accounts tomorrow’ is just the same kind of bollocks he (and Labour) do all the time with difficult questions that will show them up to be liars and incompetents if they answer truthfully. Avoid answering the question and hope you get fed up and forget about it. What kind of way is that to run a city/country?

    Good enough for 13 years unfortunately.

  34. 34
    Ah! Monika says:

    Diane slaving away to make a crust
    Mind you if you pay for Private Education…………

    ABBOTT, Diane (Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
    2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
    Fees received for co-presenting BBC’s “This Week” TV programme. Address: BBC
    Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ.
    March 2009, received £3356. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    April 2009, received £839. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    May 2009, received £2517. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    June 2009, received £3356. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    July 2009, received £2517. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    October 2009, received £2517. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    November 2009, received £3356. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    December 2009, received £1678. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    January 2010, received £2517. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
    February 2010, received £3,356. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 24 February 2010)
    March 2010, received £4,195. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2010)
    April 2010, received £3,356. Hours: 12 hours (Registered 3 June 2010)
    May 2010, received £1,687 Hours: 6 hours. (Registered 3 June 2010)
    June 2010, received £839. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 13 July 2010)

  35. 35
    Tom Watson Aka Unite says:

    6. Overseas visits

    Name of donor: Unite the Union

    Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

    Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights and hotel; total cost £6,300

    Destination of visit: Los Angeles, USA

    Date of visit: 20-23 October 2011

    Purpose of visit: to visit the News Corporation Annual General Meeting in the United States in order to raise the issue of company reform as a result of the UK police investigation into phone hacking.

  36. 36
    Spartacus says:

    i’ll be glad when this local election is over – no interest to the larger part of the population.

  37. 37
    The Old Todger says:

    I am not quite sure what UKIP has to do with local politics, their mantra is out of EU, down with the Euro, what else? They have MEPs taking their money, Nigel Farage’s claim to fame is ranting at De Rumpoy in the manner of Denis Skinner< until he did that most people said, "Nigel, who?"

  38. 38
    Tower Hamlets M*slim with a postal vote says:

    I already have – many times !

  39. 39
    Roundell says:

    I note that Ken is advertising on Order Order – Can we all please click his advert and waste some Labour party money

  40. 40
    Quisling says:

    Question of the day for long running Politicians of both the red and blue corners…

    Q- What does the ‘liberation’ of Libya and the Leveson Inquiry have in common?
    (Note you are only allowed one answer as there is only one answer)

    A- Revenge

  41. 41
    Widescreen2010 says:

    Once this nonsense is over and Ken’s Tax clock is removed, can we have a national debt calculator in its place?
    That should help sharpen minds.

  42. 42
    Quisling says:

    I’m voting for Tom Watson’s new party. Given his recent work his mantra must be ‘out of local politics’

  43. 43
    GideonO says:

    Please god let ken get destroyed in Thursday’s vote. But then also please let there be some credible candidates (from All parties) for 2016.

  44. 44
    Quisling says:

    It will not appear in the register if Mosley has agreed to pay by buying 10,000 copies of dial M for Muppet

  45. 45
    Political Hamster says:

    She gives you hours of entertainment. What are you complaining about?

  46. 46
    Quisling says:

    It will not appe@r in the register if Mosley has agreed to pay by buying 10,000 copies of dial M for Muppet

  47. 47
    smoggie says:

    Phew! So nothing about researching his new book then.

  48. 48
    English version says:

    If the blond-haired neo-liberal booby wins it, are you gonna post “It is Guido what won it”? Heaven forbid he should ever get into real power, then we will see what an utter nightmare Boris’s politics really are. It will make Ken look like a master of diplomacy and common sense, (and that is saying something).

  49. 49
    Quisling says:

    More fun would be a counter that show how many copies of dial M for Me have sold (and not been returned)

  50. 50
    The Angel of Dearth says:

    Hell hath no fury like a Labour Party scorned.

  51. 51
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    It ain’t over until:
    1. It’s over
    2. The fat lady sings
    3. They count the postal votes from Tower Hamlets

  52. 52
    Ah! Monika says:

    You know what she is going to say before she opens her mouth. And she takes up more than her fair share of the settee.

  53. 53
    Joseph Stalin says:

    Isn’t Ken mates with Hugo Chavez.. who is also friends with everyone’s favourite ‘retro’ dictator Alexander Lukaskenko? That’d be a great dinner party line up.

    Even the North Koreans might blush if they got an invite to that one..

  54. 54
    The Angel of Dearth says:

    They didn’t so much ‘not fix it’ as blow it to bits with dynamite and roll over the rubble with a bulldozer.

  55. 55
    The Golem says:

    Quite agree, it should have been dealt with long ago by legislation to convert its activities into subscription services. Unfortunately, the present occupier of Number 10 is supportive of the organisation’s political agenda.

  56. 56
    Watson comfort eating says:

    Is it just me or has Tom Watson put on weight again? It wasn’t long ago he had an image revamp, dying his hair and losing weight. But seeing him yesterday on the news, he looked porky and even had a couple of zits on his face.

  57. 57
    Quisling says:

    You can tell when she is going to open her mouth as her eyes shut at least 5 seconds before.
    She obviously cannot multi task even at the subconscious level.

  58. 58
    Gonk says:

    Talking sense and revealing the truth will do Dan Hodges little good in the eyes of the tribalist economy wreckers. Don’t agree to go for any countryside walks Dan and stay clear of the massive bully Watson. Although a dying death cult they can still be dangerous and don’t care about individuals, the Nation, anything. Only the party.

  59. 59
    Quisling says:

    Its the money belt that makes him look larger than he really is

  60. 60
    Kendo Nagasaki says:

    Given that Ken seems rather unstable, if he loses the election he might go on a murderous rampage. He clearly thinks he has a natural born right to be mayor and losing again after all this time may cause him to snap spectacularly. Should be amusing to watch.

  61. 61
    bergen says:

    Watson is playing his old role as Brown’s hatchet man in this business and ultimately may harming his party in the long term. Papers change their stance occasionally- the Sun was Tory for 15 years , Labour for another 15 odd before reverting back to Tory. Before Watson it could just have switched again in a few years time. Now it will attack Labour relentlessly for the rest of the careers of the present Westminster generation.

  62. 62
    Peter Hain says:

    Oi! Dickinson! Stop stealing my cans of spray-on tan.

  63. 63
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I stopped subscribing to them 4 years ago. They won’t get another penny from me.

    Now, as the BBC like repeats, here is yours (for free).

    I stopped subscribing to them 4 years ago. They won’t get another penny from me.

  64. 64
    Ah! Monika says:

    And your qualifications are?????????

  65. 65
    Glyn H says:

    There is a tad of amusment that Labour who instigated the postal votes for all fraud are now being drowned by Our Mutual Friends who turn out to be ever better at the fraund than Broon, Watson, McBride, Miliband and their ilk. And their prophet shall be called Galloway!

  66. 66
    George Hamilton says:

    Peter can I have my presidential strength spray tan back please?

  67. 67
    delerium tremens says:

    “This desire for control bordered on the pathological.”
    Power is the drug and Labour will do anything but anything to gain a fix. From the top down, Ed M, Ken L and Tom W, even the Polly Ts show a tendency to lie , cheat and distort all facts and figures to gain a foothold back into power to re-establish this fix. The fact that part of an illiterate electorate can be swayed to believe this load of guff via ‘brainwashing’ propaganda media outlets must be disheartening to all educated moderates.
    The UK sits at a crossroads that requires decisive balanced leadership to rid the country of this 5th column now. Improvement in living standards via an economic upturn alone will not contain this invasive cancer that destroys the country. Unfortunately, the dream of a future UKIP government to lead the way will be too, too late.
    Cameron. Pull your finger out. My country is going down the tubes.

  68. 68
    David Gulessarian says:

    Gulessarian to you. Dickinson to my friends

  69. 69
    Londonistan resident says:

    And that’s when we will light the touch paper.

  70. 70
    A man in a chair says:

    A debt-interest calculator would focus minds, too. Year to date, we’ve paid £16.7 billion in interest, increasing by £136,986,301 per day.

    And Balls’s solution: borrow more.

  71. 71
    Hain the pain says:

    Barry’s got it.

  72. 72
    The Angel of Dearth says:

    Especially if it happens in Tower Hamlets.

  73. 73
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I stopped subscribing to them 4 years ago. They won’t get another penny from me.

    Now, as the BBC like repe.ats, here is yours (for free).

    I stopped subscribing to them 4 years ago. They won’t get another penny from me.

  74. 74
    Driver Reversing says:

    It would be an easier case to make if the one company were in fact several companies, each with different leaderships and ownership arrangements. Unfortunately, we do not have a very great deal of competition in our national media any more.

  75. 75
    albacore says:

    As Boris or Ken, so Gordon or Dave
    Just phoney choices that Big Brother gave
    Still the turkeys all vote for drawing and stuffing
    It’s the whole LibLibCons need terminal duffing

  76. 76
    A Punter says:

    Paddy Powerful is now paying out on a Boris win. Is there still time to get a bet on?

  77. 77
    JH says:

    “waste some Labour party money”

    Err, waste OUR money you mean. “Union Modernisation Fund” and all that, *cough* taxpayers money channelled to Labour coffers *cough*.

  78. 78
    The Conservative Party says:

    Dear Mr tremens,

    Thank you for your recent comment to us regarding ‘Cameron. Pull your finger out’.

    We regret that we are unable to forward your comment to Dave as our records show you have not paid him the mandatory £250,000 ‘paying attention’ fee.

    Your comment will be held on our files for 48 hours. It will be deleted unread unless you forward payment within that time.

    Thank you for attempting to contact Dave.

  79. 79
    Democracy Now says:

    There is nothing amusing about having your vote rendered worthless by fraudsters. It is a fucking disgrace.

  80. 80
    albacore says:

    Or even “LibLabCons”.

  81. 81
    anzac says:

    I wish you were correct, but Murdoch, normally regarded as a fighter would appe@r subdued in his dotage, with emasculated editors heading his media empire. Were is that Aussie spirit to come out with all guns blazing?
    Who cares if there is collateral damage to some more innocent when releasing his venom. Fallout affecting both left and right will only be good for UK politics in the long run.

  82. 82
    Democracy Now says:

    I think you will find that is also Gideon’s

  83. 83
    I Pistov says:

    But did he

    (a) actually attend the meeting?
    (b) get to ask his questions – and if so with what result?

    or (c) was it a freebie and a jolly good time was had by all?

  84. 84
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Postal voting should be stopped.

  85. 85
    JH says:

    Comfort eating – self loathing is a powerful thing.

    Nothing like a few sausage rolls and an X-Box session to calm one’s nerves eh Tom? That’s it, channel your rage into being Gordon’s attack-hippo.

  86. 86
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Thank goodness I’m not a Londoner. It’s like having to choose from one of The Three Stooges! Red Ken, Bonking Boris or Mrs Paddick?

    Gawd and Bennett!

  87. 87
    JH says:

    I do hope there is a mic under his nose when his mouth really runs away with him.

    Yet another leftie sacred cow turned into dog food.

  88. 88
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Watson’s masterpiece gets a 5-star review (“Compulsive page turner”) from “Karen Michael” at Amazon. But what’s this? Three comments?

    Commenter: This is a PR puff, isn’t it? One of those Amazon Accounts set up to hype a new book. The sh itty style stands out a mile. Tom Watson should look into that subject – corruption in the book trade.

    “Reviewer”: The only thing that is clear is that you’ve not read the book.

    Commenter: oo! I’ve been dissed by a phoney PR account. Real readers / writers don’t write stuff like ‘Buy the book. Read it. Remember it. Vote based on it.’ You should know that kind of propaganda never works.

    And, of course, I’ve read the book; waded through its painfully bad writing, because it is – regardless of fake reviews like yours – a very good story.

  89. 89
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Has he paid anything that he should have?

  90. 90
    Grrr says:

    Isn’t this bog standard Marxist behaviour. Chavez, Castro, Mao. The first thing Marxists do in power, is close down opposition media. Chavez – the great hero of the BBC/Guardian – closed down all opposition TV stations.

    Marxists do not appreciate being challengd, Murdoch was their only true opposition – the Telegraph’s rather weak – and it needed to be hobbled.

    I think we all need to take out a Times subscription.

    Totalitarian Socialism is ugly, whether in a Nazi Uniform or scruffy Leftie Labour MPs fat on the sweat of hard working Southern Voters’ taxes.

  91. 91
    Hooya gonna call? says:

    I had not realised that ‘gonna’ is now English.

  92. 92
    David Camoron says:

    There is no alternative to paying £50billion this year on debt interest. It is unavoidable. We must borrow money, so I can give it to India so they can buy French jetfighters and make plans to put a man on the moon.

    And the £13.3billion I give the EU every year doesn’t grow of trees, either.

  93. 93
    Well Paid Shill says:

    You’ve got Red Ed trying to get Hunt kicked out based on heresay, Labour ruining a perfectly good report to attack Murdoch and Ken shooting himself in the foot day after day. While the Tories may be inept Labour are completely retarded.

  94. 94
    Sophie says:


    Press TV, Chavez TV, Hezbollah TV, North Kroe TV have all come out for Ken – go figure……knock me down with a feather….gast-flabbered & all that.

    Vote UKIP.

  95. 95
    Hooya gonna call? says:

    But has she paid tax on all that little lot? The BBC’s rate of “remuneration” for spouting (Boris’s expression) is fuckin outrageous.

  96. 96
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Politics in the Divided Kingdom is all left and no right these days, certainly until UKIP becomes a lot bigger. You don’t actually think the Tories are right-wing now, do you?

  97. 97
    Alternative C says:

    Both are a bit oily?

  98. 98
    David Camerloon says:

    There is no alte*rnative to pa*ying £50billion this year on de*bt int*erest. It is unavoi*dable. We must b*orrow mo*ney, so I can give it to In*dia so they can buy Fre*nch jetfig*hters and make plans to put a man on the moon.

    And the £13.3billion I give the EU every year doesn’t grow of trees, either.

  99. 99
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    There was a bank robber from Tiflis
    Whose arms were of unequal sizis
    One arm was small
    Really no arm at all
    And the other was large and won prizis

  100. 100
    Quisling says:

    That review reminds me of when Dennis Pennis spoke to Pierce Brosnan about his latest bond film premiere

    Dennis “Gee Pierce can I tell you I was glued to my seat during the premiere”

    Pierce “Why thank you”

    Dennis “Otherwise I would have left as it was crap”

  101. 101
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Women are blonde, and men are blond. My old French teacher would not be impressed.

  102. 102
    AnswersRus says:

    Electro Kevin [blog] has just the fellow to deal with him if he does. Take a look.

  103. 103
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    I’d be very surprised if she’s paid tax on it. The only way Abbott could provide hours of entertainment is having her (very slow) execution televised.




  104. 104
    Gonk says:

    Adult acne is an unfortunate and unsightly condition but on Watson it suits him very well.

  105. 105
    AnswersRus says:

    Whoops! Albacore had a blip
    Forget to mention Nige’s UKIP.

  106. 106
    anzac says:

    Poetic licence dear chap. [Complicated by off licence]
    Still of a mind that UK politics is red, blue, yellow with smatterings of green. The violets, purples now resemble all shades of puce [ or should that be puke] in my undertsanding of modern politics.

  107. 107
    misterned says:

    “I am not quite sure what UKIP has to do with local politics”

    Then read their manifesto and stop making a fool of yourself.

    How many policies have labour got? NONE!

  108. 108
    misterned says:

    It is well worth a vote for UKIP just to see the reaction of beeboids to UKIP thrashing the greens!

  109. 109
    Dave's Oik says:

    Don’t forget the money I gave to the IMF that I said we wouldn’t

  110. 110
    delerium tremens says:

    Dear Conservative Central Office,
    Thank you for your computer generated spam reply.
    Good to know that the Conservative machine, albeit the mechanical parts, as against the human components are still functioning normally.
    May I wish you well in the time you have available. Thoughtful Conservative planning would suggest, that together with the message, you and Dave will shortly be entering self destruct any time soon.
    y.f Delerium Tremens. [MEO.DEO. LLEI & Bar]

  111. 111
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    If you want to make yourself really angry flick to McTwat’s entry and read about his globetrotting whilst being paid by us to be an MP. Runs to several pages.

    At least he isn’t in this country fucking things up I suppose.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Pawn Sandwich aka Murdoch employee, have you not been watching the news for the last couple of years? News Corp sabotaging rival companies etc.

    The committee report yesterday was unified on 95%of it’s findings, i.e. that News Corp was deeply corrupt.

    I hope Ofcom drop kicks News Corp out of Britain.

  113. 113
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Why do you all think there is this constant and unrelenting attack on Sky and Murdoch???? The scum at the BBC are loving every moment of it.

  114. 114
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    You fucked everybody else Mr. Stalin so why not Sophie?

  115. 115
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Some one please tell me why Watson is not in jail. Please, please I beg of you all. Is it something to do with the fact that he is an MP? Which a buch on nutter ooop North voted for.
    You and I would be at ‘Her Majesty’s.’ sewing mailbags, blowing up condoms or just spouting shite.

  116. 116
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    That price looks like a business class flight at least (maybe even first) – imagine how much booze and food Watson could get down his gullet on an 11 hour club class flight.

    No wonder he’s so red in the face.

  117. 117
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    “Pawn Sandwich aka Murdoch employee”
    Not true.

    “I hope Ofcom drop kicks News Corp out of Britain.”
    People like you are DANGEROUS, meddling with freedom of the press, its the sort of thing that nazis do.

  118. 118
    Pallas Athene says:

    The Gruadian are scraping the barrel with a story that a company that paid no tax in the UK for the last few years have donated office space to the Boris campaign. When you actually read the story it turns out that the company made a loss during the years they didn’t pay tax. Even in the UK I don’t think you can pay tax on money you didn’t earn.

    Update – they’ve taken that story down, and replaced it with a New International/Boris sponsorship deal that…..never happened.
    Only in Guardianistan are non-events reported as “news” – comments disabled, needless to say.

  119. 119
    Joseph Stalin says:

    I didn’t fuck them; I sent them all to fucking gulag.
    If I could send those dicks from UKIP to Siberia I would, but I’m fucking dead, ennit?

  120. 120
    Lou Scannon says:

    English is now a goner. It started with Blair’s policy of education, education, education indoctrination, indoctrination, indoctrination.

  121. 121
    Lou Scannon says:

    The zits went to the doctor but sadly there was nothing he could do for them.

  122. 122
    Fish says:

    NI customers are voting with their feet (as Watson would hope). Sky subscriptions have increased by 78,000 in the last quarter (not as Watson would hope)

    Ha bleedin’ Ha!

  123. 123
    Fish says:

    …or totalitarian marxist regimes

  124. 124
    English Grammar Fool says:

    ‘Gonna’ is Sun speak or, Star speak if you prefer

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    Keep up to date Anonymong! That story was kicked out of the courts ten years ago. Even the business rival who was the alleged target said the story was a load of bollocks.

    Still, just like the Milly Dowler hacking allegations proved to be untrue, why let the truth get in the way of a leftie mythmaker?

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    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:


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    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    Vote UKIP.

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    Anonymous says:

    Whippersnapper2 , West Brom midlands old cock, but I suppose anywhere north of Watford is up North, tipical Londoner

  129. 129
    Anonymous says:

    They are so confident they have not even thought box it worth while to post leaflet through the letter box

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    Not with a hachet in his head

  131. 131
    Jimmy the Goat says:

    I hope someone just gives you a good kicking, in or out of Britain

  132. 132
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Don’t forget the ‘Aid’ we give to our allies in S.America- Argentina and Brazil .

  133. 133
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    During the Russian revolution, the p’e@asants had a good use for the lids of Grand Pianos. Given Rusbridger’s known fetish for same pianos, he should keep them closed. I understand that it took several slams to despatch a Kulak . Oh goody, let me be first!

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    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Ticket for the Gravy Train anybody?

  135. 135
    David Dickinson says:

    Too late.. I’ve tecken’ it to auction.
    .. and that’s the Real Deal.. wink. Gold watch.

  136. 136
    David Dickinson says:

    David Cameron loves porn.

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    Marion the cat says:

    But will he regard Cameron as foe or friend, conservative or socialist ?

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    Marion the cat says:

    When I just checked, both Greens and UKIP on 3% of the vote. Yet our (your) darling Beeb listed Jenny as one of the 4 main contenders.

  139. 139
    Marion the cat says:

    English is a living language, and as such is vastly preferable to French etc. You must put up with new words and expressions. Or you could talk Latin or Greek – but no bugger will understand you. And as for Boris becoming Prime Minister, a very real possibility and maybe a good one. Tell you what David Dickinson, don’t shoot yourself in the face, come over here, I’ve got my RAF Marksman Badge.

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    Marion the cat says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Milly Dowler hacking allegations proved to be untrue did they? News Corp scum.

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    Harry says:

    It’s easier to vote fraudulently than it is to respond to a poll fraudulently. Vote-fraud may just tip Ken ahead.

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    filipinomonkey says:

    I think its a shame if Ken loses, after all he’s the one who has pledged to dramatically cut costs on the tube. I must confess I haven’t seen how he plans to do it, but anyone proposing to reduce fares by 7% must have some pretty impressive waste reduction strategies in his back pocket.

    I realise of course that this will alienate the tube workers and the unions, but hey ho, you can’t make omelettes without breaking a few eggs.

    The alternative explanation being that he plans to bribe the gullible with their own money is of course totally unbelievable.

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    Handycock Russian Spy Shagger says:

    How dare you say that about Ken. His attitude vis a vis Russia and the US are absoulutely correct and should be applauded. Boaz

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    Anonymous says:

    I read that Max is backing the solicitor (Lewis) somebody is orchestrating things, even Millibands Millie Dowler obsession now seems even more suspicious. Will anybody be investigating how Watson could publish M for Mordoch a week before the report, how was he allowed to write it given his position on the committee? Guido seems strangely quiet on all of this.

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