May 2nd, 2012

Guardian Attacks the Tax Status of the Guardian

While mentioning his race-baiting, tax avoidance and warning that if he wins he will be on “probation”, the Guardian has held its snooty nose and endorsed Ken. In an attempt to give some lukewarm covering fire today they claim that Boris has been using campaign office space donated by Lycamobile who have not paid corporation tax – a brave line of attack given Ken’s voodoo accounting.  Lycamobile did not pay tax because they haven’t made any profits yet. HRMC don’t tax companies on their losses. Which is lucky for the Guardian…

Guardian News & Media, which publishes the Guardian, doesn’t pay tax because it makes a loss every year. GNM is subsidised by its investment funds and its joint-ownership of AutoTrader. The joint-ownership is with, of course, a private equity firm. Some may consider the Guardian, on this basis, to be appalling hypocrites…


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  1. 1
    Screw the Guardian says:

    The Guardian is a slighty posher version than the Mirror.

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    • 2
      Screw the Guardian says:

      “Of” not “than”

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        misterned says:

        So labour actually want to tax loss making companies too? On what basis will they calculate the amount of revenue owed?

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        • 37
          AC1 says:

          100% of Turnover. You’ll be allowed to keep some if you publish paeans to the generosity of the state.

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        • 81
          Sir Aston Martin says:

          Gordon says they will only tax negative profits, in the negative future presumably, as he is rather fond of the idea of retrospective (i.e. negatively prospective) legislation.

          Hope this helps.

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          • nickleaton says:

            HRMC don’t tax companies on their losses.

            =============

            He stopped the nationalised banks from offsetting their losses against profits.

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    • 3
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      But you do need longer arms.

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      • 14
        Tachybaptus says:

        And an even longer bargepole.

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        • 30
          Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

          There isn’t a bargepole long enough anywhere in the world for me to touch that lefty bigoted rag with.

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    • 18
      Backwoodsman says:

      Miror readers may not be the sharpest tools in the box, but at least they don’t think they are uniquely qualified to decide how the rest of us should live, unlike the envious, supercilious hypocrites at the graun.

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      • 28
        Glyn H says:

        Hypocrites? On the left? At the Guardian? Well I never!

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        • 91
          Jeffrey Bernard says:

          Hypocrites? At the Guardian? At the newspaper which harrumphed about the level of Boris’s earnings but believes so strongly in free speech that it “moderated” out of existence any comment making a comparison with Rusbridger’s own earnings over the same period? Surely not. Can’t think where you got the idea from.

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          • Guardian reader, foaming at the mouth says:

            I want to see the Sun closed down and all conservative newspapers banned.

            Now excuse me I’m just going to wank myself into a frenzy reading the guardian’s printing of Cameron’s dead father’s will.

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          • Trahison des Clercs says:

            Rusbridger,pianos,russian revolution,use of.

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    • 86
      Sir Michael Shite says:

      Dear boy Guido, you haven’t spent the years I have cozying up to party elites, always supporting the establishment. I have earned the right to print the press releases put out by Ed Miliband. I am well respected by all. You are just a silly little boy who isn’t a real journalist. You even criticise the Labour party!

      I need a lie down and snooze.

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    • 233
      As it happens says:

      Loss making companies regularly pay taxes: not least in the form of the crippling VAT that makes them less competitive and ruins their cash flow

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  2. 4
    Interested says:

    They are a bunch of appalling Hunts.

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  3. 5
    opinion prole says:

    The words ‘socialist’ and ‘hypocrite’ have been synonymous for a long time, describing those who denounce free-market capitalism but take every advantage of it to enhance their personal prosperity.

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    • 7
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Landlord Blair, landlord Vaz and landlord Hoon might not agree with you.

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      • 38
        AC1 says:

        Adam Smith’s Capitalism is specifically opposed to landlord style rent-seeking.

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        • 43
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          What are you classing there as “landlord style”.

          I don’t suppose they own tracts of land so large that it means they are effectively a monopoly, which I guess was the norm when mr.smith was writing his books.

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          • AC1 says:

            Not at all

            Ground-rents are a still more proper subject of taxation than the rent of houses. A tax upon ground-rents would not raise the rents of houses. It would fall altogether upon the owner of the ground-rent, who acts always as a monopolist, and exacts the greatest rent which can be got for the use of his ground. More or less can be got for it according as the competitors happen to be richer or poorer, or can afford to gratify their fancy for a particular spot of ground at a greater or smaller expense. In every country the greatest number of rich competitors is in the capital, and it is there accordingly that the highest ground-rents are always to be found. As the wealth of those competitors would in no respect be increased by a tax upon ground-rents, they would not probably be disposed to pay more for the use of the ground. Whether the tax was to be advanced by the inhabitant, or by the owner of the ground, would be of little importance. The more the inhabitant was obliged to pay for the tax, the less he would incline to pay for the ground; so that the final payment of the tax would fall altogether upon the owner of the ground-rent.

            — Adam Smith , The Wealth of Nations, Book V, Chapter 2, Article I: Taxes upon the Rent of Houses

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          • Learned Brother says:

            Adam Smith baptised 16 June 1723 – died 17 July 1790

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  4. 8
    bonetired says:

    And, of course, no comments allowed !! Well I fucking never !!

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    • 63
      Rayt's arse says:

      Yes bonetired, I tried to comment on Pollywaddledoodle, but couldn’t. I wonder what they’re afraid of? By the way, I had to have a bath after going on the Graud’s website.

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      • 228
        Stu says:

        I would have needed more than a bath to get the stench of the Guardians hypocrisy off me.

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  5. 9
    A milf from Milford Haven says:

    How much tax do the Barclay Brothers pay?

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    • 34
      Dobbie says:

      And how difficult do they make life for their Channel Island neighbours?

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    • 36
      Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

      They probably pay their tax at the corporate tax rate, like Lyingscum and the Grauniad Group, but the ‘Tory’graph doesn’t attack others for using completely legal (if distasteful to some) methods to avoid tax.

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      • 82
        Sir Aston Martin says:

        Distasteful? It is everyone’s duty to minimise his tax bill, (a) because it’s collected by legalised extortion and (b) because they only piss your taxes up the wall. If any wall is to have money pissed up it, I’d rather it were my own.

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        • 164
          Sod em all says:

          Quite.

          They are a bunch of Fraudsters. They clearly know that there debts are massive. On top of the 1 trillion the admit to, there are all the PFI, Pension and losses on guarantees. Massive debts in total. So big they can’t pay them.

          Yet they continue to extort money to keep the Ponzi going for a little bit longer.

          I predict that when people find out, that a few will end up killed as a result. With a population of 60 million, there are enough nutters out there.

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    • 67
      A milf hunter says:

      How often does the DT attack offshore havens?

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  6. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m justified
    And I’m ancient
    And I drive an ice cream van
    I’m justified
    And I’m ancient
    And I’m bound for Mu-Mu Land

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  7. 11
    Dan says:

    Is Cast Iron Dave still stuffing the Guardians pockets with cash for more adverts for non jobs in the public sector?

    Oh yes, he is.

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    • 21
      David Camoron says:

      By borrowing more money and spending more money and hiring more non-job civil servants, I am reducing the nation’s debt.

      erm..

      LOOK! LOOK OVER THERE!! Is it a BIG SOCIETY?! I think it is! Wow! Look everybody! A big society! Isn’t it ermn.. big? Wow.

      (memo to George: It was close, but I think I got away with it.)

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    • 26
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      76% of the BBC’s newspaper job advertising goes to the Guardian.

      So one newspaper with a circulation of 2% of the daily market gets 76% of the BBC’s job advertising spend.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_the_United_Kingdom_by_circulation

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      • 61
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        When you add in Quango, Local Government and Central Government, Charity, EU, and the rest of the extortion funded sectors. The Guardian milks the public purse for an enormous amount of money.
        It’s no wonder they can afford their pious obsessions and vindictive attitude toward non believers of their “caring” socialist principles. It wouldn’t matter if their circulation fell to 0.5%, they would still get millions in public money, pumped into the useless organ.

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        • 72
          Pawn Sandwich says:

          Not very diverse for a so called public service broadcaster to advertise almost exclusively in a paper that has such small circulation.

          Especially as most Guardian readers are white and middle class.

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      • 74
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        Isn’t this evidence of socialist bias at the BBC, if 76% of its job advertising goes to the Guardian? Isn’t it about time the BBC was held to account about this incestuous relationship with the Guardian by OFCOM?

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        • 90
          Cameron says:

          I give you a cast-iron promise that I will stop the BBC subsidising the Guardian in this way.

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        • 180
          BBC says:

          But 100 per cent of the people we wish to employ read the Guardian! There is no bias involved.

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      • 222
        Dick Scratcher says:

        Limp dick Cam was supposed to be sorting that out…

        Has he? Has he fuck.

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  8. 12
    The Grinch says:

    And Rothermere’s a non-dom. They’re all as bad as one another.

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    • 50
      Bent City Solicitor says:

      But for every Rothermere there are ten gangster Russian oligarchs welcomed with open arms in London

      We live off them…

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  9. 15
    Daily Mailygraph school of mangling says:

    HRMC?

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  10. 16
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Fit and proper owners of a newspaper :-
    tax minimising Guardian.
    ex KGB employee – Independent and Evening Standard.
    off shore islanders from Sark – Telegraph.
    purveyor of top shelf specialist naked females magazines – all faiths, colours, creeds and perversions Express.

    Watson has to look again at who is currently fit and proper to run a media group in the UK.

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    • 24
      The Grinch says:

      The Morning Star?

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    • 25
      will says:

      news international if murdoch was not in charge woudl have dumped the sun and times years ago as falling growth businesses. It could still do that and taskover BSkyB which makes money.

      Once rupert goes then news international will most probably do this.

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    • 54
      Caligula told you so years ago says:

      You make rather a good point

      But why do you think that the deadtree press in the UK is so appalling in its lack of thinking, class, style, taste and enything else which resembles civilisation ?

      Doubtful owners produce a doubtful press QED

      Especiallywhen you know that campaigning Gwido has sold himself to the pornograther…says it all really

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    • 201
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Jethou?

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    • 253
      Wake up and smell the coffee peasants says:

      The Public not Watson or any of them (MP’s) need to recognise that every MP in the whole cross party system of Government and Opposition – “Are not Fit for Purpose”.

      Have too many of you peasants forgotten that it is we the people who are the “Masters” …. and not the government of the day – its lobbying firms and bankster mates.

      The low-lifes that inhabit the Houses of Parliament are OUR SERVANTS – And we the people have enough lamp posts to hang the lot of them on.

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  11. 17
    will says:

    The mirror is worse because sly bailey has been paid millions of pounds whilst the share price has dropped like a stone and the company also has asked the pensions regulator to accept less moeny to clear its deficit. the mirror is now a pension fund with a newspaper attached that loses money.

    im betting the mirror goes bankrupt by 2013, given its problems, at least the guardian has a second hand car business to support it.

    Rushburger and bailey are the 2 overpaid executives in this country.

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  12. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Bunch of Hunts from top to bottom

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  13. 20
    Referee says:

    The Murdochs, The Barclays of Brecqhou, The Rothermeres…. all in this together.

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    • 59
      Tom Fatslob says:

      Dial M for Murdoch! (But not, please, Maxwell, Mirror Group, ‘Moron’, oh no – perfectly upstanding people, of course)

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    • 202
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Ah yes,Brecqhou. Knew it was one of those satellites from Sark.

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  14. 22
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m justified
    And I’m ancient

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  15. 23
    Mad Nads goes off on one again! says:

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  16. 27

    “TURKEYS ATTACK CHICKENS OVER WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO BE ON THE TABLE AT CHRISTMAS SHOCKER!” Left wing meeja ranters – don’tcha luvum?

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  17. 31
    Jimmy says:

    “Lycamobile did not pay tax because they haven’t made any profits yet.”

    And yet they manage to fund the conservative party. Obviously as you have access to their accounts, can you pop a copy in the post to Companies House as they appear to be waiting for them.

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  18. 32
    Jimmy says:

    “Lycamobile did not pay tax because they haven’t made any profits yet.”

    And yet they manage to fund the conservative party. Obviously as you have access to their accounts, can you pop a copy in the post to Companies House as they appe@r to be waiting for them.

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    • 41

      You can make contributions from a loss making company Jimmy – it’s only a problem if:

      A) It’s not approved by the board
      B) The company is insolvent.

      Not making a profit is not the same as worthless – the Conservative Party at the moment could be equated with the phrase “not making a profit at the moment” to equate their poor handling of difficult economic levers, whereas the Labour Party are indeed worthless.

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      • 47

        Sorry Jimmy, when I read it back after pressing “submit” I realised that last bit SHOULD have read “whereas the Liebour Party are indeed F>UCKING worthless.”

        Sorry about that.

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      • 117
        Jimmy says:

        I’m not suggesting there is anything in Company Law to prevent it, although from the point of view of campaign finance law it does raise interesting questions as to the ultimate source of the donations.

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        • 158
          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Jimmy, you have a more enquiring mind about the source of donations than Jack Dromey did when treasurer of your beloved Labour Party. Millions in dodgy donations were being added to party funds without him (a) noticing and (b) asking where all the money was coming from. Funny that those who gave all this money somehow received peerages and knighthoods in subsequent Honours lists.

          I’d like to know how Dromey, who signed off these accounts, wasn’t done for false accounting.

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    • 48
      Sandra says:

      And we are still waiting for your fellow leftist traveller Red Kens Silveta millions to be declared.

      Supporting a man who took hundreds of thousands of pounds from regimes actively engaged in killing British troops is a new low for you Jimmy.

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      • 70
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        For the Jimmy’s of this world such details are trivial. All that matters is the gre@ter good of the socialist cause.
        Lives ruined, de@th, loss, suffering and misery, are all worth it if the cause is advanced.
        Every ‘caring’ socialist regime in history, turns in the end, on it’s own people and enslaves them.
        The Jimmy’s don’t mind that either, as long as they are the enslavers, not the enslaved.

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      • 103
        Jimmy says:

        Sandra,

        There are many here who oppose British troops in the middle east and who indeed mourn the passing of Saddam. A cursory glance at the comments will indicate that I am not of their number. Nor am I a member of the Leninspart fan club. I wish we had a better candidate, but we are where we are. Part of me would like to see the smile wiped off the faces of the racebaiting trolls cheering for Boris, but on sober reflection accept it is for the best that we don’t have a result which encourages my less sensible comrades.

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        • 116

          You are almost cured of your lefty nonsense affliction.
          That happens with age.

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          • Jimmy says:

            You may be right. Mrs. Jimmy even had to remind me it was May Day yesterday.

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          • Don’t chuck out that Red Flag just yet.

            1. If you buy some blue paper cups and use white plates it will make a nice table cloth for a diamond jubilee party.

            2. It may come back into fashion. Like flares and parka’s. Put it in the drawer with your old West German flag on the sleeve, camouflage pattern, trot coat.
            In a few years, once the Euro splits up there may be a market for them.

            3. if nothing else, in a good few years, it will be a nice leg cover for your nap time in the sun, when you tire of telling the grand-kids how you fought the fascist state police in the great poll tax riots that ended the dictator Thatcher’s regime of terror and ushered in the glorious Blair epoch of true socialism and everlasting prosperity.

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        • 118
          Anonymous says:

          Sounds like Jimmy is having a silent weep. It’s a good day.

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        • 162
          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Jimmy, the “race baiting trolls” are usually your mates from your wing of politics posting under assumed names.

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        • 206
          Jimmy the Goat says:

          Yawn

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        • 225
          jgm2 says:

          but on sober reflection accept it is for the best that we don’t have a result which encourages my less sensible comrades.

          That’s the worst part for the reality-based community. The knowledge that there are even more stupid bedwetters than you. Probably numbering in their millions. God help us all.

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    • 68
      Rat's arse says:

      Hello Jimmy, stopped taking the tablets again?

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    • 203
      Jimmy the Goat says:

      Boo bloody hoo Jimmy

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  19. 40
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Listening to the radio a couple of days ago and heard spme ome talking about
    GROLI’S turns out it is “guardian reader of limited intelligence” loved it

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    • 188
      Airey Belvoir says:

      It’s a Doctors’ abbreviation on patient notes; GROLIES – Guardian Reader Of Limited Intelligence in Ethnic Skirt.

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  20. 42
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Sorry should have been -some one, must stop masturbating while on the key board

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  21. 44
    Fair and balanced says:

    Of course the Guardian are appalling hypocrites

    But what about the bankers running secretive departments dedicated to tax avoidance while claiming to show “social responsibility” ?

    And the same bankers (like Barclays) running to the teat of the Bank of England, the Fed and the European central bank when they run out of cash ? (all three in the case of Barclays, and for billions)

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  22. 45
    Igotta Rugg says:

    In case you missed it, Leveson is running interference (as the Yanks have it) on enquiries about the missing years. Watch him Guido.

    Judge queries second Leveson probe
    Press Association – 1 hour 5 minutes ago
    Photo Lord Justice Leveson says legal delays may scupper the planned second part of his probe into wrongdoing at News International

    The judge leading the Leveson Inquiry into media standards has suggested the planned second part of his probe – into specific allegations of wrongdoing at the News of the World – may not go ahead.

    The lengthy delay caused by the need to await the conclusion of police investigations and possible trials means that it will be “very many months, if not longer” before the second part of the inquiry can begin, said Lord Justice Leveson.

    Although he did not rule out pressing ahead as planned, he suggested that consideration should be given to the value of a second inquiry which would involve “enormous cost” to taxpayers and participants and would “trawl over” material which is many years out of date.

    In a ruling published late on Tuesday on the inquiry website, Lord Justice Leveson said he believed it was “in everyone’s interests” to allow the first part of his investigation at the Royal Courts of Justice to go “as far as it possibly can” in the hope of answering public concerns about press behaviour.

    When Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned the probe in the wake of revelations about phone-hacking at the News of the World in July 2011, he gave Lord Justice Leveson a remit to carry out an inquiry in two parts.

    The first, to start immediately, would inquire into the “culture, practices, and ethics” of the media, including contacts and relationships between the press, politicians and police, and make recommendations for a more effective policy and regulatory regime in the future.

    Only after the completion of any police investigations or trials would the judge begin the second part of the inquiry, addressing “the extent of unlawful or improper conduct within News International, other newspaper organisations and, as appropriate, other organisations within the media”, as well as allegations of corrupt payments to police and complaints about the initial police response to phone-hacking claims.

    With police currently investigating a number of individuals and no indication of whether or when any prosecutions may be brought, it is thought likely to be 18 months or longer before the second part of the inquiry can begin.

    Lord Justice Leveson stressed that the possibility that the second part of the inquiry may not go ahead has not affected his approach to the first part.

    But he added: “It is undeniably a sensible strategic consideration for those who have participated in this inquiry.”

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  23. 46
    Lord Fawkes says:

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    • 51
      Dan says:

      I hope they have had their jabs & are in full body armour.

      Like Helmand there now – not London at all anymore.

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    • 52
      Pallas Athene says:

      That should lower the turnout to a mere 105%

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      • 58
        Mornington Crescent says:

        And triple the length of the queues.

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      • 234
        Its a rotten system says:

        Liaquat Ali (he’s on the Labour GLA list if you can bear to look him up) was elected to Waltham Forest Borough Council at the last elections for High Street Ward, where he owns numerous properties and runs a rental agency – on an 125% turnout. No-one at the count thought that odd. It was only when the National Audit Office questioned it a week or so later that anyone asked how that could have happened.

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    • 80
      Fog on the Tyne says:

      You’ll know which ones they are – just look for the long queues.

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    • 88
      Raving Loon says:

      Calm down everyone, there won’t be any forced repatriations.

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    • 93
      Jeffrey Bernard says:

      What are they going to do? Open the postal votes?

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      • 115
        Border Control Quango says:

        We are sending them there to celebrate the cultural enrichment of the region. Soon we will have cleansed every Englishman from the region. They will be holding prayers to A11ah throughout the day and immediately arresting any indigenous Englishmen who try to vote.

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      • 121
        Anonymous says:

        There certainly won’t be any arrests if it’s the Border Agency.

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        • 137

          Got a polling card mate?..No…Ok in you go.
          Got a polling card madam? no..well..be quick, like..
          Got a polling card young man? Left it at home? Ok..wait here for two hours then go straight in.

          Right..I’m done for the day. Got a training course to attend about vigilance.

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    • 166
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      The printing presses will be working all night in Brick Lane.

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    • 173
      Ah! Monika says:

      Man the missiles. That’ll do the trick

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    • 260
      Jimmy says:

      Has it really come to this, helping CCHQ with voter suppression black ops?

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  24. 53
    Anonymong OE says:

    You’d think that the Grauniad would now realise that the law eventually catches up with media organisations doing distasteful things…

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    • 55
      Citizen Murdoch says:

      I and my children are laughing all the way to the bank…

      Our employees are entiremy responsible for what has happened

      ROFL

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  25. 56
    going to the mattresses says:

    Just reading that “Mr Guardian” – Editor Alan Rusbridger’s wife is good friends with Tessa Jowell who runs Ken Livingstones campaign.
    After Jowellgate where she chose to “seperate” from her husband David Mills [embroiled and fined for 250ooo euros because of Berlusconi kickbacks ] and she was an earlier Secretary of State who could find no evidence of phone hacking / media irregularities it comes as no surprise she is now one of many “pillars of respectability” supporting Ken.
    And Twatson can accuse the Murdochs of being a mafia!!!!!

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    • 66
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Best comment on an article in today’s Tittygraph:
      “The execrable Watson is proof positive that butt sex can lead to conception.”

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  26. 57
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Apart from the opportunity for a teeny glimpse of La Ms. Mensch’s luscious chest, this is worth a read:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/davidhughes/100155246/who-is-lying-over-the-decision-to-target-rupert-murdoch-as-unfit-to-run-news-corp/

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  27. 60
    Chairman of Ofcom says:

    I think we should break up the BBC and Murdoch empires at the same time

    One of publicly funded and abusive

    The other is criminal and abusive

    Do you see any difference ?

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    • 62
      Russian Oligarch and his bent City solicitors says:

      I would love to but bits of the BBC and of Murdoch

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  28. 69
    Edinburgh can go and fuck itself says:

    The Guardian is pathetic.

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  29. 71
    Not living a lie for a lying gaybo! Brown turd humper. says:

    Hypocritical, lying Mong!

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  30. 73
    Polly Tuscanee says:

    It’s all a storm in chianti glass.

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  31. 75
    Thick,morbidly-obese,opportunistic MP says:

    This hacking scandal has been the making of me. Before this, the only thing people noticed about me is that I look like Billy Bunter. Now the BBC want me on the telly every day.

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  32. 76
    Working with a Brown Magical Turd? No Thanks! says:

    Guardian is hypocritical, bullying, socialist bullshit.

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  33. 77
    Gordon Brown is still on the loose. Members of the public are advised if they see him to not approach him. says:

    Is Bill Quango a comedy writer? His posts are always the funniest in a sea of boring or moronic comments.

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  34. 78
    UKIPMAN says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2138153/Methinks-Mr-Tom-Watson-pleased-himself.html

    “Then one of the Labour members, Tom Watson, started quoting Bob Dylan. Mr Watson (West Brom E) also ranted about a political blogger, one Guido Fawkes, who has had the temerity to take the rise out of him in recent months.

    We were hurtling deep into the belly of a different beast, deep into a cave marked bonkers bathos. A meeting which had begun as an expression of parliamentary clout had been reduced by the dribblings of a wispy-brained 1960s pop poet, by impotent crossness at the libertarian internet, and by a bid to ruin an international publisher for failing to support the Labour Party.

    Yes you may own a media company. But only if you support us. Nice.”

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  35. 79
    Not living a lie for a lying gaybo! Fuck off and do one says:

    Guardian is exploitive shit!

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  36. 83
    Edinburgh is fucked up bullying exploitive shithole! says:

    The Guardian’s has credibility and needs to Jog On!

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  37. 84
    Tim W. says:

    Don’t Guardian journalists check their facts before stating them? Gosh. Who would have thought it?

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  38. 87
    Brown shite on my shoe says:

    The Guardian is for pathetic, brain dead, socialist mongers!

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    • 108
      polly's twaddle says:

      To be fair it does live up to it’s socialist principles of being a vanity publishing exercise which can only exist through subsidy.

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      • 219
        jgm2 says:

        Still, at least it is (largely – apart from all the public sector advertising) the bedwetter’s own money.

        Unlike the BBC. Now there’s a vanity media operation. It’s like some desperate third world nation clinging to its ‘national’ airline. Despite the fact that it seems to exist only as the president’s private jet and for the benefit of the politically connected staff.

        The country going down the shitter and there we are subsidising the broadcasting equivalent of Air Zimbabwe.

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          Air Head says:

          When I lived in Harare, Air Zim was a small comfortable and reliable airline – unless Bob and his mates wanted it to go fishing or something at a moment’s notice.

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  39. 89
    I do not want to share the same air as the Edinburgh, meddling, bullying dogshite. I am out of here! Socialist, junkie, boring shithole! says:

    Guardian? It needs to go! Hypocritical, exploitive left wing garbage!

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  40. 92
    The Grinch says:

    The very day after Rupert Murdoch was described by MPs as “not a fit person” to run a major company in their report into the phone hacking scandal, his flagship Sun newspaper delivered a grim reminder of the “ethical rot” that remains at the heart of his empire with a front page mocking the newly-unveiled England manager Roy Hodgson.

    The front page mocks Hodgson’s pronunciation of his Rs, with its headlines:

    “Woy gets England job”

    “Bwing on the Euwos”

    “(We’ll see you in Ukwaine against Fwance)”

    And you lot mock the Guardian.

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    • 96
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      Are we not allowed to ‘mock the gaurdian’ then?

      Is this another thing the socialist thought police want to make us feel guilty about.

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      • 153
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        What’s to mock about the Guardian? That they are brown hatters who like snorting Cocaine and shagging the arse off small kids and can’t spell?

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    • 97
      Ed Miliband says:

      Shameful! Disgraceful! Just like Life of Brian, Fish Called Wanda and Team America. Ban them all.

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    • 98

      Well, on the one hand , one paper is a lowbrow,populist, take the favourite’s side, pub culture, funny as a fart, phew wot a scorcher! piece of crap that people buy in their millions.

      The other is a snooty, hectoring, hypocritical, disingenuous, hand wringing, biased, ultra Politically Correct, sectarian, pandering piece of crap that people don’t buy in their millions.

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    • 100
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      I am sure you will get over it.

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      • 105

        A 65 year old pensioner is suddenly elevated to head up the national football team weeks before a major tournament. Some people even have trouble understanding what he says. Good news for Ken then.

        Except Hodgson is generally acknowledged to be one of the nicest men in football.
        Whereas Ken is the most divisive person in London.

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    • 104
      you knob says:

      Hahahaha, you precious twat, shares have gone up at NI and Rupert is making a profit hand over fist, year after year and the Guardian makes zippo profit, and the muppets at the kangaroo committee say that Murdoch is unfit to run a company!!! ffs

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  41. 95
    6 year old votes? says:

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    • 101

      Ahh how sweet.
      Lets all hold hands and “ohm” for gaia.

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    • 102
      National Socialist says:

      Wasn’t she on Eastenders?

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    • 122
      Rat's arse says:

      I thought Wendy Richardson had died.

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    • 124
      BBC and Guardian says:

      That’s what we like to see – indoctrinate them when they’re young.

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      • 149
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        I wonder how many cars SHE own then? Presumably like all good lefties she wants no one to own a car except her and everyone (except her) should live in a shoe box flat rather than a nice house with a big garden?

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        • 152
          Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

          Oh and she probably thinks we should be fighting for the rights of Muslim bints to go to school…except she wants the fighting to be done by your sons and not hers who have better things to do like go to university and go on anti war demos oh and not go through life with their arms, legs and testicles missing after being blown off by a bomb.

          But hey if it makes Guardian readers feel good at those nice dinner parties who am I to argue?

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          jgm2 says:

          And nobody should be able to fly abroad. To save the planet. Except for ‘educated’ people like them. Because the masses just don’t appreciate the beautiful architecture and history of the places they travel to. And fuel is too precious to fly the proles about because they’d just waste it by heading down to the beach and dr*i*nk*ing too much instead of visiting a museum.

          Pretentious, holier-than-thou c*unts.

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          • W. Moatsnot (anag) says:

            jgm – I think you have just completed the first half of Ed’s blank piece of paper for him!

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        W. Moatsnot (anag) says:

        But who is JJ? I don’t recall any candidates with those initials asnd I thought Jack Jones died a long time ago.

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    • 157
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      I get it, she want’s less cars and more trees, so why is the moron living in London then? There is a place where there are lots of trees and not many cars, it’s called the country. Wendy Richards, Green idiot and a sexist bitch too.

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        AC1 says:

        Rather proves the voters preference for male leaders. Women politicians are even worse.

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      jgm2 says:

      I bet he likes the idea of the tooth fairy and Father Christmas too.

      It’s all part of growing up.

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  42. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Tebbit hits the nail on the achievements of Blair in the DT …..brilliant comments

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  43. 109
    I would not touch the Aids riddled, junkie, socialist Edinburgh dogshite with a barge pole says:

    Jog On Socialist Mongs

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    Mr 0a says:

    Well done for picking this up Guido, I couldn’t believe the Guardian would be stupid enough to run this given their own affairs. Note that they did not open the article up to comments.

    It appears The Guardian has been given a quota for a number of anti-Boris articles each day (it could hardly be pro could it?)

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  45. 111

    Spain here.

    Look..its utterly shit in our country. Can we come and live in your country now? You lot sent all your wrinklies over to us throughout the 90’s so its only fair.

    And as for your supposed ‘austerity’ that your council workers and teachers can’t cope with. Well just chuck them out and we’ll happily do the work for half the price.

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    Sunny Hundal says:

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      Rat's arse says:

      Get you knob he*d. Re*d the Graud by any chance?

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      • 154
        Dave Spart says:

        Here’s his profile from his Twatter page (if you can bear it):
        “Left-wing writer/activist; editor of Liberal Conspiracy; Guardian contributor; environmentalist, feminist”.

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          Anonymous says:

          Hahahahahahahahahahahaha……I imagine he thinks the feminist bit will make some of the sisters want to sleep with him. Jeez what a creep.

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    • 127
      rocknrolla says:

      Just like when we found out the Gorgon Brown reads this blog it always heartens me to see someone like hundal admit it.

      Like

    • 129
      Pallas Athene says:

      Or, if you don’t like the way the grown-ups speak, you can take your refund and fuck off.

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    • 132
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      A bit daft that.
      If you’re shocked by X on the internet, seek it out.

      Are we allowed to say “markets” by the way?

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    • 144
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      I have seen on many occassions posts removed that are of the nature that you describe. Guido does and hopefully will continue to remove these offending posts.

      Some posters do it to deliberately discredit this blog and they come from ALL political persuasions.

      The MOST offending one I recall was a poster who called himself after the deceased son of David Cameron, he repeatedly came on this site spouting his left wing bullshit. There are many here who will recall this poster.

      Misogyny, racism or sexism are not acceptable.

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    • 161
      First Time here says:

      Thanks for the info. Just my sort of site.

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    • 167
      AC1 says:

      Of course “affrimative action” whereby we discriminate against people based on their sex, race or culture is a GOOD thing.

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    • 194
      Runny mung dhal says:

      Our public figures,especially socialist ones, are models of probity, integrity and selflessness and should not be subject to mockery and abuse.

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    • 210
      jgm2 says:

      Sunny. Mate.

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    • 215
      Dick Scratcher says:

      Can I have chilli sauce on that please?

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    • 216
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Red nob

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    • 229
      WVM says:

      Where’s your passport?

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    • 237
      You lost the argument years ago says:

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    • 238
      A woman says:

      I object to an interfering twat like Sundial presuming to dictate what women are allowed to read or listen to. So kindly mind your own business you scrawny little wanker.

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    • 243
      Typical Socialist says:

      What a smug self-righteous navel-gazing wanker.

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      not a machine says:

      Not really got the hang of traffic links yet eh Sunny .

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      Some Geezer wot says "Orwell" never ends well says:

      Yeah, but taking the piss out of Diane Abbott is by this joker’s definition misogyny, racism and sexism (explain the distinction, Sunny?) merely by the fact of her complexion and genitalia. In other words, to this clown, unless you’re an indigenous male, you have been targeted for oppression in the past, and should not fairly be made fun of even if you are remarkably stupid, all in the name of righting past wrongs. He’s a bit like my Mum who used to point out certain children who were, shall we say, not the sharpest tools in the shed, and told me whilst pointing at her temple and shaking her head, “Leave little Freddie Bloggs alone– he can’t help being like that, he’s ‘special’.” Frederick Bloggs, bless him, is not a public figure and to make fun of him because of his “specialness” is the sort of cruelty Schweinie Hund seems to think we engage in here, as opposed to going after “sacred cows” (Anti-Hindu?)(maybe misogynistic– I said “cow!”) who do not recognise their idiocy or flat out don’t care. (Ooh, I called an Asian a name! I even used a term our former enemies from the early 1940’s used! I reckon you know what that makes ME, don’t you?)

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    joescotus says:

    jimhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwwGc8x7CkMmy jimmy got that bit cant make head nor tail of the rest

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    Dave=Idiot says:

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    Guardian brown hatter hack says:

    We do make a profit, we just like to spend it on 10 year old rent boys and Cocaine…oh and expensive Champagne

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  51. 146
    I says:

    LOST / STOLEN THE SINGLE ADJECTIVE

    Absolutely, absolutely
    Very Very
    Tiny little
    I Myself started it all

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I have seen on many occassions posts removed that are of the nature that you describe. Guido does and hopefully will continue to remove these offending posts.

    Some posters do it to deliberately discredit this blog and they come from ALL political persuasions.

    The MOST offending one I recall was a poster who called himself after the deceased son of David Cameron, he repe.atedly came on this site spouting his left wing bullshit. There are many here who will recall this poster.

    Misogyny, racism or sexism are not acceptable.

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    • 151
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Sorry, should have posted this in reply to Sunny Hundal’s thread at #110.

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        I Remember You Hoo says:

        All free speech is acceptable, opinions or beliefs that differ from your own are just that, opinions. Now demanding others share your opinions or beliefs by force of law, that really is, unacceptable.

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    • 165
      AC1 says:

      > Misogyny, racism or sexism are not acceptable.

      Why not?

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      • 187
        rick says:

        +1

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      • 198
        Mars Attacks says:

        Could it be that some efnic bitch told him to say it, or she wouldn’t suck his trot todger? Just a thought, because he bitch whines like someone who has to beg for it.

        But that is JUST MY OPINION, ya muppet puppet of the discredited Trot Mafia.

        RIP the years 1997-2010.

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        • 227
          Lord Leveson says:

          RIP the years 1997-2010.

          They never happened.

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          • Labour's GCSE history curriculum, 2037 (translated from Arabic), says:

            The years 1997 to 2010 common era were the time when Margaret Thatcher, may she rot in Hell, was resurrected in the form of Tony Bliar (ditto), the Evil One, the deceiver. But when the valiant Labour Party (blessed be they) saw through the shallow deception, they did renounce Bliar’s words and set Gordon upon the throne where he ruled for 1,000 years (calculators are not permitted, children, just shut up and listen) leading us boldly to today and this promised land; this land where we have water, stale bread and occasionally potatoes, and sometimes heating, and we all crowd into our Mosques and worship Allah forever and ever, amen.

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      Pearls before Swine says:

      there is little point in trying to raise these matters here.

      as george carlin once said : “Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

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  53. 156
    Detective Inspector Mong says:

    The Guardian is criminal

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  54. 171
    Woy Hodgson says:

    Is it wong to call me wetard? I am vewy upset!

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    • 176
      Ed Miliband says:

      I feew youw pain Woy.

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      • 183
        Ed Moribund says:

        Big game tomorrow. Hope my lads can score 600-700 seats.
        I’m playing mind games by saying 300 would be a huge success but we all know if it were really so few I’d be in coup territory.

        Still, to get 300 seats without even having any policies or ideas at all would be quite an achievement. The greatest legacy of Gordon Brown was to leave me such an easy target to beat.

        Even a dimwad like me can beat his crappy figures.

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  55. 178
    Woy Hodgson says:

    Just call me Woy! The Guawdian is uttew cwap!

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  56. 181
    Not working with a Brown Magical Bullying Mong! says:

    You couldn’t pay me enough to read the left wing pathetic crap!

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  57. 182
    A man boarding a taxi says:

    The Royal School of Needlework – and drive like hell!!!

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    Red Ken blames his hypocrisy on the 'right wing press' one last time... says:

    I wanted to take time out tonight to send you this brief message on the eve of the London Mayoral Election.

    Dear Moron

    It’s been a long campaign. We’ve mobilised record numbers of volunteers, knocked on thousands of doors, pioneered new campaign techniques and fought hard for our collective values.

    I’m very proud of what we’ve done. I want to thank you for your help.

    Tomorrow is a clear choice between Labour and Conservative. The choice has never been clearer. Vote Conservative for four more years of fare rises, police cuts and economic mismanagement.

    Or vote Labour for a fares cut, more police on the street, more and cheaper housing, the reintroduction of the London EMA, grants for childcare and cheaper heating bills.

    Today, David Cameron is urging voters to elect Boris Johnson. That tells us the stakes for Londoners. Despite the incessant and relentless attacks from the right wing press, this election is going to go to the wire.

    I really hope you can campaign with us tomorrow.

    Best,

    Ken

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    • 191
      Mustapha ben Ephitt says:

      Dear Ken – Be assured, you have my 3,500 votes.

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      Ken is Cancer says:

      I hope Ken doesn’t forget Ken’s dictum: Tax-dodgers are rich scum who should not be allowed to vote.

      I take it he’ll be staying away from the polling booths, for the rest of his miserable life.

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  59. 186
    I don't need no doctor says:

    What is the Guardian the guardian of, hypocrisy?

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      The City Bus Route says:

      Used to be Manchester when it started. They gave up the job though when old rednose took over at you know where. Gone downhill ever since.

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  60. 189
    Roy Hodgson says:

    My first England squad will definitely include Fat Fwank, Gewwo, Rayne Wooney, Wio, John Tewwy, Gaweth Bawwy and Micah Wichards. And the editor of the Sun is fucking ranker.

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  61. 190
    nellnewman says:

    Just laughed. Read a comment on Sky attacking Queen’s speech next week and ‘elitism’ saying if only thy’d abandon it give all the money to the NHS!

    have spent two whole days trying to get local NHS hospital to do GP ordered bloodtests for YoungNells.

    The NHS hospital having had a dispute with a local NHS walk-in clinic over being required to carry out too many blood tests decided it would stop all blood tests for children over 12 regardless of the urgency, as a protest. You can just bet there was a Pilgrim in there making a union decision on this somewhere!!

    So give all the money to the NHS, NHS will just pay for more pilgrims and still keep cutting back on patient care!!

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    • 192
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      I piss on the NHS

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      • 212
        Everyone who works for the NHS is should be shot says:

        But it’s sooo good! So good no other country has copied it.

        I hate Cameron for many reasons, but the main reason is that on Day One of this government, he should have abolished the NHS – the biggest pile of malfunctioning socialist crap ever to disgrace our planet.

        And my hatred of Cameron is nothing to my hatred of Labour for having anything other than feelings of utter revulsion for the its bastard lovechild, the NHS.

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        • 221
          Yet another ex-Tory Voter says:

          So very glad that I won’t have the slightest inclination – or even pang of guilt – to vote for Camerloon and his lackeys tomorrow!

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        • 287
          AC1 says:

          Day 2

          Day one is for the sowing of salt in lands infected by the BBC.

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  62. 205
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Furrrrkkkinell…have you seen the blonde bit co hosting the French debate?

    Why don’t we have trim of that quality in the UK doing that?

    She’s so tasty, she could be in Borgen.

    Newt’s just stepped down – shame. The City Boy has no fucking chance.

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  63. 209
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Ken, would you like your eyes sunny-side up or over-easy in the morning?

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    Polly Toynbee says:

    Oh do fuck off Guido, some of that £39 million paid for my villa in Tuscany!

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  65. 232
    nellnewman says:

    By the way Where is militwit at the moment? Surely he and twatson labour’s election manager are out campaigning for their london mayoral candidate whom they would prefer to to mention by name.

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    AN OUT OF TOUCH BANKER says:

    Mervyn King is giving a lecture on radio 4 about the financial crash and is constantly saying there was no boom to indicate a bust was coming. FFS what planet does he live on? Was he not aware of the housing boom? Was he not aware of 0% credit card loans? Was he not aware of PFI? Was he not aware if Gordon spending money like a sailor on shore leave? Was he not aware of buy to let? Well apparantly not Guv.

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    • 239
      jgm2 says:

      Un-fucking-believable. They really did believe that the Maximum Imbecile had invented a perpetual prosperity machine by the simple expedient of hiring one million extra public sector workers and borrowing an additional 3% of GDP every year to pay them.

      What’s even worse is that now the curtain has been swooshed aside and the Great and Powerful Oz Maximum Imbecile shown to be nothing but a jumped-up show-ground huckster there are still no end of folk trying to claim that all that debt-fuelled ‘prosperity’ was real and not an illusion. That if the banks hadn’t been lending exponentially increasing amounts of money to Brown’s miracle million and millions of other voters to inflate the pr*i*ce of available housing then the economy would have been ‘booming’ anyway and would have just kept on ‘booming’ forever.

      It is a source of immense sadness to me that so many people are so mortally stupid. If I were a Labour politician I would be taking advantage of their childish naivety.

      Oh look. They are.

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      • 245
        Sheep says:

        Well my dad voted Labour and his dad voted Labour and his dad before him and…..

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        • 258
          jgm2 says:

          Look here…

          In a veiled attack on Labour and the FSA, he also revealed that he had pushed for a major recapitalisation of the industry in early 2008 but been rejected because “it wasn’t a popular message”. “From the beginning of 2008, we at the Bank began to argue that UK banks needed extra capital – a lot of extra capital, possibly £100bn or more,” he said.

          There it is. Remember the story we were given by the BBC on the October morning the bailout was announced? With a handy 30 minute presentation complete with graphics and archive footage from the 1980s explaining why it was all the banks fault and certainly fuck all to do with the idiot Labour government?

          Aye. We were told that the ‘crisis’ had only blown up that very weekend and that the Maximum Imbecile had torn himself away from his porridge for a few minutes and come up with a solution on the spot. No mention at all of the previous six months of the banks and Mervyn begging for some soft loans. Nope. The c*unt deliberately let the banks (almost) go to the wall so he could publicly ‘rescue’ them and blame them for the entire clusterfuck. Ten years of ‘prosperity’ perched on nothing more than massive government and personal debt and a housing boom and the c*unt decided to blame the banks. Took credit for the ‘boom’ and then, when reality bit, pulled the rug from under the very people who helped sustain the illusion of his ‘boom’.

          Somebody needs to get out that BBC tape and ask Gordon to square away what the BBC reported ‘crisis occurred overnight’ with the news from Mervyn that the writing was on the wall six months prior. And the C*unt did nothing. Nothing – except engineer a way to tie Lloyds in so the c*unt could claim it was ‘most’ of the UK banks instead of the two Scottish ones.

          What a c*unt.

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      • 249
        Ed Moribund says:

        Good job too
        Vote labour fools!

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      • 255
        joescotus says:

        hammer ,nail, head++++a couple of million

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    • 240
      Gordon Brown says:

      Crash?

      Crisis?

      Boom?

      Bust?

      I abolished them all! as in I ABOLISHED BOOM AND BUST!!!

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      • 241
        Onlooker says:

        should be painted on a board by his scaffold!!

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        • 244
          jgm2 says:

          Just get a headstone made up for the day he finally drops dead.

          GORDON BROWN

          DESTROYED THE UK ECONOMY

          1997 – 2010

          ‘I abolished boom and bust’.

          Then, dead of night, down to the cemetery and replace whatever ‘Gates of Heaven’ monstrosity he’ll have specified in his will with a more accurate reflection of his time on Earth.

          The wicked and malicious, economy-wrecking bastard.

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          • A man with lactose intolerance says:

            “a more accurate reflection of his time on Earth.”

            I intend to dr*ink several pints of milk, wait a bit and then deposit the fermented byproduct on his grave.

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          • P on GB's grave club says:

            That’s a very good idea man with lactose intolerance. But if I join your outing can I drink something a bit harder?

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        • 246
          Do me a favour says:

          Credit people with a little intelligence- they kicked Labour out of office.

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    • 273
      Bollock Ed and his Neoclassical Endogenous Growth Theory says:

      King also kept repeating that no one saw it coming. Well that is simply not true, it is a LIE an utter lie. By no one he must mean no one in the Brown and Balls run treasury saw the bust coming. In the outside world investors saw it coming and bought gold, websites were set up to predict the crash, ADVFN had (still has) a house price crash thread, BBC file on four predicted the crash, Hedge fund managers said it was coming and bet accordingly including the splendid Hugh Hendry.

      Mervyn King you live in cloud Cuckoo land and have even renamed printing money as quantative easing. A bit like rebranding suicide as dignity.

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    • 275
      Bollock Ed and his Neoclassical Endogenous Growth Theory (p & r1ce 3 version) says:

      King also kept repe@ting that no one saw it coming. Well that is simply not true, it is a LIE an utter lie. By no one he must mean no one in the Brown and Balls run treasury saw the bust coming. In the outside world investors saw it coming and bought gold, websites were set up to predict the crash, ADVFN had (still has) a house pr1ce crash thread, BBC file on four predicted the crash, Hedge fund managers said it was coming and bet accordingly including the splendid Hugh Hendry.

      Mervyn King you live in cloud Cuckoo land and have even renamed printing money as quantitative easing, a bit like rebranding suicide as dignity.

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        jgm2 says:

        I can just about accept that people were so complacent or stupid or ideologically blinded to any criticism that they wilfully didn’t see it coming. Choosing to dismiss any warnings as ‘opposition sour grapes’ or whatever.

        What I find utterly incredible is that now that it has arrived they still can’t, even with the benefit of hindsight, see how fucked up it was.

        An economy, that even when the banks were lending bazillions every year and house pr*i*ces were going up 10,15, 20% a year for five years in a row, when consumers were borrowing money and squandering it like there was no tomorrow. When the service industries were booming with all this borrowed money sloshing about, with one million extra bedwetters, boxtickers and bastards ‘employed’, an economy that with all this extra borrowed money sloshing about, all this economic activity, all generating gazillions in extra tax revenue, an economy that still needed an extra 3% of government borrowing to balance the fucking books.

        So, having failed to spot the incredible surge in private borrowing, the house pr*i*ce boom, runaway government spending etc etc as it was happening the same fucking imbeciles persist in the fantasy that without all that reckless borrowing we would still have somehow had the ‘longest continual period of growth since records began’ or whatever the Maximum Imbecile used to proclaim every budget day. Where did these thick c*unts think the money was coming from? Where did they think the ‘growth’ was coming from? Did they really not see that once this insane borrowing returned to more sustainable levels then 3% per year of government money was never going to be enough to keep up Brown’s insane spending commitments?

        How fucking stupid are these people? How fucking stupid are they that not only did they not see it coming but now that it’s arrived they still can’t see what the fucking problem is?

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          A strange world says:

          I wish you were advising Osborne because even he has not seen the light. Bring back David Laws before it is too late. Yes I realise that he did wrong but i think he is the one person with real experience in the real world outside of politics who can help put Britain back on the straight and narrow.

          I do find it strange though that David Laws and Danny Alexander have turned out to be strong politicians following Conservative principles and Osborne an Ed Balls look alike.

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          • Really? says:

            The rehabilitation of Mr Laws proceeds cautiously; a couple of weeks ago he was allowed onto the Daily Politics. It could be that this cautious pace is dictated by the gentleman himself.

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    • 286
      The BBC says:

      Sorry, this programme is not available to listen again

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01gvryl

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    • 306
      jgm2 says:

      Here is how the BBC decided to report then news from Mervyn King that Brown’s FSA was a total clusterfuck.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17929120

      Sir Mervyn King renews push for bank reform

      As to the matter of the banks and Merv himself begging for loans six months before the choreographed bailout…

      Nothing. Not a word.

      Then, naturally, we have Brown’s hand-picked MPC stooge, Blanchflower – the man for whom no interest rate is too low and no amount of QE too much….

      However, David Blanchflower, a former member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee, accused Sir Mervyn of being “disingenuous”.

      “If Mervyn King had thought more regulation was important he could’ve done something about it. And because he didn’t he must take responsibility for the fact the Bank of England missed the biggest financial crisis in a century,”

      This from the stooge who would have been only too happy (and was) to turn a blind eye to Brown’s imbecility. A man they hunted the world for to place on the ‘independent’ MPC.

      Disingenuous? If anybody is being disingenuous it is this Brown enabler, Blanchflower.

      And Brown himself?

      No mention. He never happened.

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        Really? says:

        This reminds me of Brown’s appearance before a parliamentary committee when he was asked about his decision to send our troops into the firing line in Afghanistan with inadequately-armoured vehicles and other severe deficiencies in their supplies: they only needed to ask for them, he claimed, before the meeting adjourned for an agreeable lunch.

        Always blame the subordinates.

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  67. 242
    Ah! Monika says:

    Murdoch 100 … Twatson 0

    The News Corporation board says it has “full confidence” in Rupert Murdoch following a highly critical UK government committee report.

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  68. 257
    Jamal al-Waleed bin Tik Tak says:

    I’m going to buying one year supply of butter ghee with the moneys I gots from the nice Labours person in return for registerings 50,000 cousin at my address for posting vote.

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  69. 259
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Don’t you just love the BBC? They were the ones who kicked pu a fuss (along with the Guardian natch) over these people who work for the Government and are not on PAYE.

    “Foul!” cried the BBC, so naturally the dozy Government decided to look into it, now the BBC are moaning that putting these people on PAYE will potentially cost us even more and the BBC are still moaning.

    Funny thing is although the BBC investigated the government, it doesn’t appear to want to investigate itself. Plenty of beeboids use the same tax scam to avoid paying tax.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/14/bbc-employees-tax-row

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/300-bbc-staff-avoid-income-tax-16134240.html

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  70. 262
    Vote wisely says:

    We have 24 hours to prevent London from becoming a beacon for sharia law, honour killings and anti-semitism.

    That was a party election broadcast on behalf of Boris Johnson.

    We have 24 hours to make London a beacon for sharia law, honour killings and anti-semitism.

    That was a party election broadcast on behalf of Ken Livingstone.

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  71. 264
    French presidential debate on now says:

    Sarkozy’s sucking up to win some of the 6.4 million Le Pen voters and makes a feeble brag in defence of his record on French Muslims:-
    “France treats muslims in France better than Christians are treated in the East”.

    He goes on…
    “The countries of Northern Africa are Muslim, from the other coast of the Mediterranean. The community tensions come from who, from where? The problems of the French republic come from the absolute necessity of having an Islam of France and not an Islam in France.”

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    • 267
      French presidential debate on now says:

      LOL…

      Sarkozy is defending his ban on the burqa, saying that Hollande didn’t even have the courage to oppose the law in the National Assembly and decided to abstain it.

      And goes on to say…
      “You’re like a weather vane that turns on top of a church steeple!”

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    • 268
      Mr Logic says:

      “The problems of the French republic come from..” having a population of 60 million lazy French tossers, I would have thought.

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      • 307
        European politics are a circle of deciet says:

        In France millions still vote communist and socialist Sarkozy is considered ‘right wing’ even more absurdly, national socialist Le Pen, is considered ‘far right’. The French, you couldn’t make them up.

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  72. 271
    Saffron says:

    I for one am hoping that a close watch is being observed on postal voting.
    We have seen in the past that because of this practice we are being seen as nothing less than a bannana republic.
    What a feckin disgrace is this,us lot who actually where the bulwarks of democracy are now it appears subject to thinking about fraud.
    Livingscum has already proved as to what his thinking is.
    My question is this, who in their right mind could be conned by this self declared COMMIE supporter of a byegone age in that they would vote for him.
    Livingscum is of the era of past failed arseholes who can never accept that communism FAILED BIG TIME>

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    • 272
      Saffron says:

      Dear Dear Dear.
      Was A guiness nerve touched here?.

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      • 274
        Saffron says:

        So the guiness comment didn’t touch a nerve,no surprises there.
        What I actually hate is people who are so far op their own a-s-h-les in that they cannot see the forest from the trees.

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  73. 281
    Socialist Entertainment says:

    A Ken Loach Film

    Avengers Disassembled

    In this action packed and uplifting film, heroic fundamentalist Muslims living on benefits do battle with the evil American Avengers, including ruthless capitalist Iron Man, imperialist crusader Captain America, evil infidel Thor who claims to be a god, and racist thug Hulk who only likes green people. Along the way the heroic Muslims also destroy disobedient women by mutilating their genitals and killing their sisters for dishonouring the family.

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  74. 288
    Nad kicks Dave in the Bollocks says:

    Like

  75. 293
    Hello my names Pat and I love Joooows! says:

    Like

  76. 294
    Revd. Phoney £rd Way B£iar, sanctimonious git and £iar, emoting and wiv stupid grin says:

    Hi!

    I’m very RICH !!!

    Look! I’ve called to say that I’m re-engaging with British Politics, – especially to help my boy Dave wiv my heritage.

    I really am quite super aren’t I?

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  77. 296
    Unclean says:

    I think Ken may have made a tactical error. Since when did the beacon for Islam have a pet dog?

    Like

    • 297
      Ken's Hard Working CamPain Team says:

      We’ve been on the go for hours! Anyone fancy a bite? – bacon butty? . . hot dog? . . pork pie?

      Like

  78. 299
    not a machine says:

    mmm new one , post completely vanished …….. that will teach me to say I enjoyed Steve Smith article on NN :)

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  79. 301
    Marmite says:

    Go Bozza; kick that lying sc*mbag where it hurts most – his pride.

    If Livingsc&m wins, then that’s it. This country may as well fly the flag of p.e.a.ce over all it’s national buildings and have done with it.

    I want my country back, but know it’s too late, as we’ve been cowed by 13 years of br.a.in washing & I’m so angry that we don’t f.i.g.ht back & let ourselves keep being sh.it on.

    Our nat.onal iden.t.ity is gone, our sense of h.umour has been squ.ashed, & our fr.eedom of spe.ech abol.ished.

    Thank you Leiber, you utter b.a.s.t.a.r.d.s.

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  80. 302
    Elgin's lost his Marbles says:

    Ken = Brezhnev;
    Boris = Yeltsin;
    Guardian = Pravda;
    Cameron = Gorbachev.

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  81. 304
    Walthamstow Voter says:

    Good morning. Should I bother to go and vote or has my next door neighbour alread voted five times in order to make my vote worthless?

    Like

  82. 317
    Variable This Is Knife says:

    Just read Sir Michael’s gushing praise for that idiotic lard bucket of self regard, Tawtson.
    Apparently Twatson showed “personal courage”.
    What a fucking joke.
    “Personal courage” more like that of Gordon Brown, presumably, that that of teenage infantrymen sent to Afghanistan.

    What do real people think when they read such utter tosh?

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