May 5th, 2012

Saturday Seven-Up

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You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


  1. 1
    smoggie says:

    Congrats to the Old Etonian.


  2. 2
    Tom Tomos says:

    Well done, Boris!


    • 42
      My mate Peter Oborne says:

      Is Boris going to tell us about his mate Peter Oborne and of Peter’s meeting in a famous London restaurant some years ago with several other journalists who “held themselves out” to be ‘pushing for the truth’ about Dr David Kelly’s unexplained [No oaths taken at Hutton V Leveson oaths] Death?

      Gilligan – still has some skeletons in his cupboard … and they’re not going to go away either – are the Andrew?


  3. 3
    Well it's a thought says:

    Boris for PM!, time to get rid of Camoron and his wets and those others with the yellow rosettes, the public by voting or not have shown they don’t like what’s going on, Liebour have won by default with about 35% of the country voting.


    • 18
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Boris isn’t PM material; funny, erudite, a wordsmith – yes. But PM – no. Hastings has got the best take on things:

      Milibandwagon’s useless, though – and a truly malign little shit, to boot. He hasn’t got a policy to his name, people don’t like him and he fits all people’s stereotypes of slippery 4x2s.

      The only hope Cameron has is to keep going for another couple of years, hope the economy gets better, snooker the Libs on some policy (gay windmills, or whatever) to the point where the coalition falls apart and call a snap election.


    • 40
      Tory Govt By The Back Door says:

      God help us if he ever gets in No10.


  4. 4
    Make Cameron history says:

    Gideoff Osborne !


  5. 5
    UKIPMAN says:

    Big weekend for Europe. If Hollande gets in tomorrow it will soon be goodbye Euro and probably goodbye EU.

    What these dumb socialists are too stupid to realise is that to survive they NEED to borrow from the markets. Pissing them off all the time does not exactly make good sense.

    Imagine someone forever criticising you all the time and then they come to you asking for a loan. Where would you tell them to go?


    • 6
      smoggie says:

      You need to understand that banks are in the business of making money not friends.


      • 9
        UKIPMAN says:

        And they are not going to make any money by lending to bad risks are they? Isn’t that the lesson to be learned from the credit crunch?


      • 10
        rick says:

        That’s true, but if you also tell the banks that you’re going to piss the loan up against a wall and that you have no visible security and that you’re likely to default in any case, they may think twice before considering future applications.


      • 13

        As my Granddad said to me on his deathbed, ” Keep your money and your friends separate – that way you lose neither”. True, that.


        • 26
          Disliker of Bankers says:

          Banks mis-selling useless “Hedge” very expensive products might be the cause.


          • UKIPMAN says:

            But those ‘expensive products’ being hedged were mainly loans to poor people especially in America to buy houses. Loans and hedges which Gordon Brown praised before they went bad, as all bad risks eventually do. And now the bad risks are mainly European sovereign loans to irresponsibly run countries like Greece and Spain. And France will join the growing list if Hollande gets in. The banks (prodded again by politicians) are repeating their errors and will get caned all over again. But they are not the only ones to blame.


          • Disliker of Bankers says:

            The targets now seem to be middle sized businesses with no real understanding of the risks and eventual cost of these useless Hedge tools, sold by unprincipled sales morons employed by banks to offer “advice”. Yes banks will be caned again by the FSA but not before they rack up billions in profits from these sales.


  6. 7
    The deluded Tosspot in No 10 - like Gordon Brown the deluded tosspot before him says:

    I say chaps!!! Spiffing win last night – proves my policies wa’ correct!!!

    Now I’m just going to dashed well get on with ma jobby – the noo!

    An’ nuthn’s ma fult ye un’stn!!


  7. 8
    nellnewman says:

    I think it’s the first election I’ve ever watched where everybody, whether labour, libdem or tory, despises their own party leaders.


  8. 11
    Britain - the ruined country says:

    Not a surprise that the bbc R4 have this morning devoted most of their time to talking about “But if Ken won, maybe Ken did win really” the only people speaking were Labour people and the conclusion was, “Ed the Red is the greatest leader of our time”…………….delusion upon delusion but just more of the same from what is supposed to be an impartial broadcaster financed by enforced subscription.


  9. 12
    Clegg of the Removed says:

    I did SO want to be a prime minister when I grow up.


    • 15

      Yes, but for you the growing up is more difficult than being PM.


      • 22
        David Camoron says:

        Anything is more difficult than being PM! Being PM is simple!

        First thing every morning, I post a cheque for £50,000,000 to Brussels, then I sit with my fingers in my ears for 6 hours, shouting, “la la la la la la la la la la la I’m not listening!”

        Then I throw a dart at a map of England and say, “we’ll concrete that bit!”

        Toodle pip!


  10. 14
    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch says:

    How do you pronounce BORIS ?


    • 27
      Unaligned voter says:

      W a n k e r


      • 41
        Informed voter says:

        I will promise the electorate the Earth – but when the Banksters tell me what to do I will invariably run with their preferred agenda – after all – every senior RCJ Court judge runs with the banksters – (joe public get out of here) as does every Government Minister – contrary to the ruse that Ministers hold the banking CEO’s to account …. did I state account … oops can’t mention that the world of Accountancy is as corrupted as it could possibly be. The big 4 oh dear the public still believe that old chestnut that they’re to be believed.


  11. 17
    David Miliband says:


    Just in the CO-OP
    A dozen eggs please.


  12. 19
    Ah! Monika says:


    UK Olympic Selection Committee have chosen Boris to run against Bolt.


  13. 20
    Labour HQ says:

    We lost to Boris by only 62538 votes! All we needed was another 63000 postal votes from Tower Hamlets! Fuck!


    • 23
      Postal Vote Pat and his Galloway cat... says:

      Will there be an enquiry into the postal vote scam?


  14. 21
    Pretentious speeches never go out of style says:

    Jenny Jones made the most pretentious speech last night after the results were declared. Whilst Boris ended his speech with “May the 4th be with you”, and whilst Ken admittedly made a gracious speech, Jones ended hers with an irrelevant and instantly forgettable quote from a 17th century Leveller.


  15. 24
    My favourite political moment of the year says:

    Pure comedy gold. He’s almost as sycophantic to his leader as the likes of Oona King.


  16. 28
    Lutfurry Rahman says:

    I arranged 800 million postal votes. Unfortunately Royal Mail delivered 799,950,000 of them this morning. Sorry Mr Ken.


  17. 29
    Harold Hill says:

    Maybe it was the ‘beacon of you know what’ comments that cost Ken the prize. This sort of pandering always goes down badly with the wider electorate even if it flatters the intended recipients. It probably cost Ken more votes than it gained him. London doesn’t need sectarianism of any kind.


    • 31
      George Galloway says:

      I disagree. I’ve based my entire career on pandering to psychopathic, misogynist, murderous, anti-semitic muslims, and it hasn’t done me any harm. Death to the West!


      • 35
        but what kind of beacon? says:

        Yeah, but you only got in where that mob are the majority. My brother – a lifelong labour voter, sadly – voted tory for the first time ever in London, PURELY because of the ‘beacon of Islam’ comments. I’ll bet there were many like him.


  18. 30
    Tower Hamlets resident says:

    We want to become a separate and independent state! We are henceforth to be known as the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets. Praise suicide bombers! Allah akbar!


    • 32
      SAM says:

      Your wish is my command. I’m now wired to fire backwards.


      • 37
        Blair doesn't want you to know says:

        To Sam
        The front cover of Tribune 21st November 2003 read

        “Your command is my wish” ….

        The subheading stated: “When Murdoch says jump, must Blair aleays ask:’How high?'”

        The picture / cartoon depicted Murdoch in his throne with bliar as his Court jester.


        • 38
          oops not a lawyer so can say soory says:

          oops a typo there ref Bliar Tribune it stated ” … must Blair ‘always’ …

          Best to be factual in case Carl Gardner gets his legals in a twist.


  19. 44
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    Bet you 10 centimes that Gideon ends up face to face with Leveson.

    Pass the crisps!


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