May 14th, 2012

Bada Bingle, Bada Boom

On Thursday Bell Pottinger closed down their “Special Projects” division and sacked everyone involved. This division specialised in murky foreign projects – advising governments in lovely places like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa, Yemen and Zimbabwe. Yes, Zimbabwe.

We’re expecting an official announcement at midday that the one and only Peter Bingle is going as well. Restaurant owners across Westminster may have to make further redundancies as a result…

All this is ahead of a management buy-back by Lord Bell himself of the firm he founded. The troubled outfit ironically has a reputation as being closest to the Tories..

UPDATE:


100 Comments

  1. 1
    Hava Nagila says:

    Northern Ireland is “foreign”? When did that happen?

  2. 3
    Murky Man says:

    Ring-a-ding-a-ling!

  3. 4
    Is it? says:

    Huh?

    Do they recive taxpayers money?

  4. 5
    Baldwinscoke says:

    If they Gave Mugabe cancer whilst they were in Zim, then well done to them.

  5. 9
    Tony Bliar says:

    They just could not compete with my credibility. Losers

  6. 12
    Call me 0.7% GDP Dave says:

    Funny most of these places are the ones I like to target with MY foreign aid package, what

  7. 14
    Jebus says:

    i dont like Northern ireland being lumped in amongst tyrannies like Afganistan or Somalia or Zimbabwe…..

  8. 17
    Raving Loon says:

    Northern Ireland – that well known tyrannical tin pot dictatorship.

  9. 18
    Justice Fingers says:

    Why is Bradford not in the list?

  10. 21
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    With that sort of record they ought to have been advising de Cameron

  11. 25

    Would you rather the Septics did the paid work and gathered the tax?
    Or perhaps more enlightened and ethically unencumbered countries like Cuba, Russia, China?
    Or is it the whole Devil and long spoon thing?
    What do the be-spooked ones get back as intel?
    Have you thought through the possibility of the law of unintended consequences?

    Or does dealing with questionable (NOT Northern Ireland!) government offend your Liberal sensitivities, and you’d rather someone else did it?

    Just a few questions. Do carry on.

  12. 28
    DO NOWT DAVE says:

    Can you lot try and work a bit harder
    Sam’s Flora and fauna needs a quick trim
    Toodle Pip

  13. 33
    David Cameron says:

    I intend to refer Bell Pottinger to Leveson in due course.
    Good Afternoon

  14. 35
    BULLISH!!! says:

    Nearly midday :)

    FTSE 100 -1.8pc
    CAC -2.4pc
    DAX -2.2pc
    IBEX -2.9pc
    MIB -3pc

  15. 36
    Boris, - the only one who tells it like it is says:

    …. the guarantee of funding from the licence fee left BBC staff with “an innocent belief that everything in life should be ‘free”‘.
    “No wonder – and I spéąk as one who has just fought a campaign in which I sometimes felt that my chief opponent was the local BBC news – the prevailing view of Beeb newsrooms is, with honourable exceptions, statist, corporatist, deféątist, anti-business, Europhile and, above all, overwhelmingly biased to the Left.”
    …. the next director general, replacing Mark Thompson who is stepping down later this year, should be someone who is “free-market, pro-business and understands the depths of the problems this country faces. We need someone who knows about the work ethic, and cutting costs. We need a Tory, and no mucking around”

    (ack. D. Tel.)

  16. 47

    Bloody hell, Guido! Slow news day, or what? I’ve been reading this item all morning – are you hung over, bored or just taunting us to be creative with minimalism??

  17. 49

    Yes, Guido – there’s plenty of news buzzing out there:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sex-toys-worth-11000-stolen-832323

    Get your finger out boy, or it’ll be lines and detention!

  18. 52
    Penfold says:

    In my humble view lobbyists should be burnt at the stake, and the ashes dissolved in Sulphuric Acid and then dumped.

    Those guilty of association with the devils spawn, should be sent to Siberia for re-education and made to stand on the naughty step for 20 years.

    • 65
      Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

      At Stalingrad, the Red Army used to make captured German soldiers strip naked and stand in the snow. The Russians would then pour water over the Germans’ feet, freezing them to the spot, where they would be left to die.

      Next time Camoron’s man-made global warming causes another snow-storm, we should use it as an opportunity to “get Soviet” with the lobbyists, and the MPs they lobby.

      • 73

        Sadly, Uncle Joe then went on to starve to death and murder 23,000,000 Russians and Ukrainians – so not perhaps the best tactics to suggest to get rid of people who just use words to influence.

        Better JAW,,JAW, than…

        • 82
          Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

          Oh I don’t know – no death could be too grizzly for our scumbag MPs.

  19. 54
    Get in! says:
  20. 55
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m represented by Bell Potty Chair.

  21. 56
    Dizaei Rascal says:

    What’s the latest on that slimy crooked twat Ali Dizaei? Is he due for release? Is he going to launch another appéal at taxpayers expense? Let’s just stick a shisha pipe up his arse and deport the fucker back to raghead land.

  22. 57
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Al1sta1r Campb3ll is at Leveson today, yet the BBC haven’t mentioned it.

  23. 59
    Jimmy says:

    Thank you for resisting the “Bell Ends” headline.

  24. 62
    Authoritarian Abbott says:
    • 68
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Scotland is a lot further away from Calais.

    • 69
      Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

      Isn’t Scotland still part of the UK? Or does Fatbutt know something we don’t?

    • 74
      I send my kids to a private school says:

      No it doesn’t you fat bitch, how about a minimum calorie price on food eh?
      Didn’t think so, now get back on that banana boat and fuck off home.

    • 80
      Chicк℮η ℛic℮ & ℙ℮α says:

      Minimum calorie price on all take away food!

    • 81
      Chicк℮η ℛic℮ & ℙ℮α says:

      How about a minimum calori℮ pric℮ on all take away food you fat bitch!

  25. 64
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Peter Hain quits shadow cabinet to spend more time in the local Tanning Booth

  26. 83
    DO NOWT DAVE says:

    I am a firm believer in “British jobs for British workers” That is why after wasting 250 millions of your quids i’ve opted to buy the F35 from the Americans
    Toodle pip !

    • 85
      Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

      Did you make sure you bought the under-performing one? You know, the short-range jumpjet that can’t actually jump? The one that can’t carry much weapons or fuel? You know, the really awful F35 that only a clown would buy? That one?

      • 90
        DO NOWT DAVE says:

        Yes How did you know ? That’s Classified information
        The Americans gave us a great deal on it
        They took our Harriers in part ex !

        Toodle Pip

  27. 86
    Former Colleague says:

    ‘Murky Foreign Projects’? Sounds like another one for Handycock. Come on Handy – tell us what you got up to with Bell Pottinger.

  28. 87
    What George should be saying says:
  29. 94
    Edinburgh can go and fuck itself up it collective arsehole! says:

    Bingo!

  30. 95
    Edinburgh can go and fuck itself up its collective arsehole! says:

    Bingo!

  31. 96
    Edinburgh can go and fuck itself up its collective arsehole! says:

    Bell Pottinger? Pathetic!

  32. 97
    How to bytch on the phone says:

    Ha ha ha!

  33. 99
    Tony B.liar -God father to Murdoch's kid- nose permanently up Murdoch's ass. says:

    Grrr!

  34. 100
    Jimmy The Cripple says:

    Oh dear!


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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