May 29th, 2012

Ken’s Blind €ye

It is the demand of a few right-wing journalists and a few extreme nationalist politicians” say Ken Clarke of an EU referendum. Those extreme nationalist politicians like Zac Goldsmith? Or how about those well know right-wing journalist who ended up as Labour MPs like Ronnie Campbell, Rosie Cooper, Jon Cruddas, John Cryer, Natascha Engel, Roger Godsiff, Tom Harris, Kate Hoey, Kelvin Hopkins, George Howarth, Austin Mitchell and Keith Vaz?

They have all called for an In/Out vote.

One too many at the cricket yesterday Ken?


  1. 1
    Good cause says:

    Kens wrong!


  2. 2
    50 Calibre says:

    But what will the question(s) be?

  3. 3
    Airey Belvoir says:

    One of his Hush Puppies seems to have run away.

  4. 4
    question and answer options says:

    Do you want to stay as a memebr of the EU.

    Yes or yes.

  5. 5
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    There really is no need to pander to a few right wing nationalists, we in the LibDems know what the people want and we’ll make sure they get it no matter what.

  6. 6
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Here we go again, if all you have as an argument for something, is smearing and lying regarding opponents. Then it’s pretty clear you have nothing.

  7. 7
    Kay Burley says:

    I want to enter politics.
    A straight in/out with Chuka will satisfy me,thankyou.

  8. 8
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    There see you’ve already revealed the correct attitude, and I’m sure you’ll be welcoming the next wave of Serbian, Macedonian and Croation EU citizens to our shores. Just keep paying the tax and let us do the hard thinking

  9. 9
    Old Curmudgeon says:

    Indeed, Ken is wrong. Again.

  10. 10
    Scary Biscuits says:

    Ken is the the father of the Cameroons. Like him, they are unable to argue against anybody without being rude. For them all, politics is content free and only about who your friends are. No wonder we are in such a mess.

  11. 11
    Rasta Scouse says:

    What happens if we leave, do we still get free trade with Europe?

  12. 12
    jgm2 says:

    What ‘smear’ are you referring to?

  13. 13
    jgm2 says:

    Paying an annual subscription of 15bn quid a year is not what I understand by ‘free’.

  14. 14
    Selohesra says:

    Wise old Ken knows what is best for us – we the electorate are not smarty enough to take important decisions like this

  15. 15
    Jonathan says:

    A washed up has-been. Totally out of touch and typical of the so-called political elite – “we know what is best”. And, if that were true, then take a good hard look at the mess into which you have got us.

  16. 16
    genghiz the kahn says:

    nice legs, shame about the face.

  17. 17
    Kevin T says:

    I think if you grabbed Ken’s scalp, one of those Mission Impossible face masks would slip off and reveal Polly Toynbee. Only right wing tabloids want tough criminal sentencing. Only right wing extreme nationalists want out of the train wreck known as the EU. This is the sort of crap the Guardian’s dumber columnists like to trot out.

  18. 18
    Kevin T says:

    Well, do you think Tony Benn is genuinely an “extreme nationalist”?

  19. 19
    Penfold says:

    The man is a complete dipstick.
    Ken is rather like is namesake Livingstone, he operates in a complete vacumn, and is rather bemused by this idea that the proles should have a say in anything, as he knows best.

    He’s past his sell by and use by date and it is high time that he was retired, prefably without a peerage.

  20. 20
    The Cyclops of Kirkcaldy says:

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. As long as he shows up for work:

  21. 21
    AC1 says:

    Do you want to Stay as a member of the EU
    1) Yes,

    2) Try again.

  22. 22
    Binkie Braithwaite says:

    Libdems, are pro European and look what a state they are in, broke bust and probably over here in a couple of months, that is really going to solve our problems,
    Rising unemployment, further reduction in interest rates, in fact we will be paying the banking system whilst they remove our free services.

    Just what we need, 25% unemployment in Spain, Greece and not far off in Italy, France is creeping up and Holllande will help that piece of socialist f*ck-up.
    Sod it, I am off for a pint.

  23. 23

    Dave really does need to call a plumber.
    His cabinet is soaking wet.

  24. 24
    Dead man found under a tree says:

    So Amelia Hill and her boyfriend escape prosecution as it’s not in the public interest, more like the CPS doesn’t want to open a can of corrupt worms with the Guardian

  25. 25
    AC1 says:

    We get free trade with solvent parts of the world, rather than the failing countries in the EU’s customs cartel.

  26. 26
    The Golem says:

    We don’t get free trade now, the costs of association with the Brussels Octopus amount to eye-watering extortion.

  27. 27
    Frau Doktor says:

    We are asking the questions.

  28. 28
    AC1 says:

    “Plumber” was the original BBC adjective for disguising iSlamic terrorists.

  29. 29
    Sesuna says:


    HEY!! I’m not a politician or a fucking journalist but I do exist. And you wonder why real people have become disenchanted with the whole political process Ken, you roly-poly-shaped buffoon?

  30. 30
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    He might be an extreme internationlist from what I recall

  31. 31
    San Dalwearing-Lefty says:

    Anyone who disagrees with me is obviously a fascist and should probably be put in a camp to prevent them contaminating the pure seed of liberalism of we, the chosen people

  32. 32
    Whoda Thunkit. says:

    The Guardian nothing to answer says the CPS?

  33. 33
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    If its only a few you fat C.U.N.T. let the people decide, in or out its that fuckin simple…

  34. 34
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    What mess? Some people have had to do without a holiday or two, and switch supermarkets that that sell a range of amusingly named basic goods. We here in Parliament have never been more active and succesful and as such are an example to the nation. You really just need to work a little bit harder that’s all.

  35. 35
    man who sleep on problem wake up in solution says:

    A sponge would suffice, surely?

  36. 36

    Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.

    Its June. And he’s turned up twice. And one of those was to lie over Murdoch.
    What a turd the man is.

  37. 37
    Cast Iron Dave says:

    The question would be

    “Should the UK remain part of the EU? Place your “X” below”

    1. YES

    2. NO*

    (I understand that if I vote “No” I am only requesting that another referendum will be carried out at a later date)

  38. 38
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    Not quite a Vacuum old chap its actually a bit smokey in here, but one has do one’s bit for the chaps at BAT

  39. 39
    Hugh Janus says:

    Typical Clarke – completely out of touch, and always ready to brand opponents of his lefty views as ‘extremists’. With prats like him in high office we are surely doomed.

  40. 40
    Good Intentions Paving Corporation. says:

    It’s for the best.

  41. 41
    21 weeks inside for speaking your mind says:

    Fuck off PC c’unts.

  42. 42

    Not really.
    There’s an almighty leak problem too.

  43. 43
    Sad Dick Khan says:

    I am really keen on the EU – the potential for wages and expenses is just HUGE – I really admire the Kinnokers for what they have done for er…… Britain?

  44. 44
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    I refer you to my earlier reply, work harder that’s all you have to do

  45. 45
    Sir Henry Flogham says:

    I didn’t spend all those years in politics just to let YOU decide dear boy! Now out of the way or I’ll set the dogs on you!

  46. 46
    Mando Lynne says:

    It’s only a test with cold frozen spatulas. Come on girls it is worth the effort to maintain good health, let’s not get to hung up about it

  47. 47
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    Work harder not smarter

  48. 48
    Laura Bottle says:

    He’s a socialist, which makes him 50% of a Nazi.

  49. 49
    Mando Lynne says:

    Wrong Place Oop’s sorry should be under a different post, apologies

  50. 50
    Adam West says:

    Due to cuts they now use Mini Milks. Of course they have to eat the ice cream first.

  51. 51
    Bushy Cunt says:

    The Moon landings were better photoshopped than this picture. That’s progress, eh?

  52. 52
    Ken Clarke says:

    I feel it unfair to label me as out of touch, I know the price of a waistcoat and what a bottle of port costs as well as any costermonger in Covent Garden

  53. 53
    Borda Linepsycho says:

    He can’t turn up for work, he’s busy working in a charity shop or teaching or whatever he said he’d do before he was kicked out at the last election.

  54. 54
    Sophie says:

    Arrogant frenzied Europhile afraid of the will of the people.

    Clarke, Clegg & Cameron & Miliband are hell bent on stuffing as many EU friendly newcomers into Briotain before they give us a referendum.

    I remind all those Tories here that im_migration is higher now than under Labour.

    Vote UKIP – end this madness.

  55. 55
    NotKen says:

    Ken says it’s a bad idea. Doesn’t that automatically mean it’s necessary?

  56. 56
    Yo Gert-Knitter says:

    And of course it will reduce unemployment, they will all have plenty to do in the camp! You’ve seen the sign above the gate – “Hard work never hurt anybody”

  57. 57
    Nigel "I hit the ground at 200mph and walked away with some fag ash on my lapel" Farage says:

    I’d phrase the question thus:

    Should the UK remain part of the EU?

    1. Très certainement, oui. L’Union européenne est benficial à mon patrimoine personnel et le bien-être.

    2. No.

  58. 58
    john in cheshire says:

    If the EU countries want to trade with us (and they sell to us more than we sell to them) I’d say they are more than welcome to do so. But if they want to turn nasty (or rather even nastier) towards us, then the world’s a bigger place than them. That’s their choice; as good socialists, they’ll probably prefer to cut off their nose to spite their face.

  59. 59
    Maddy Sahata says:

    He looks a little damp himself. I wouldn’t mind betting he has secret fantasies about performing a “Face Off” style switch with Cleggy.

  60. 60
    Dithering Dave says:

    Now you know why PMQs was reduced from one 30 minute session to two 15 minute affairs, 15 minutes was maximum we could keep Ken awake!

  61. 61
    Vacant Possession says:

    To quote Ken Clarke quoting Benjamin Franklin this morning in the mail…

    ‘Those who would give up their liberty to purchase a little safety deserve neither. So said Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States’

    If he doesn’t understand his swivel eyed europhilia for thae lack of democracy it represents, he is not fit for office; If he does understand he’s a hypocrite and is still not fit for office.

  62. 62
    UKIPMAN says:

    In a TV interview, Ken compared us outside the EU with ‘countries like … Iceland’.

    For some reason he never mentioned Switzerland or Norway, the only country in Europe with a budget surplus.

  63. 63
    UKIPMAN says:

    Anyone who believes in an undemocratic, Europ*ean Empire is not fit for office.

  64. 64
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
    inevitable. (JFK)

  65. 65
    Ken's Hush Puppies says:

    Yes and he has over 50 pairs of Hush Puppies so he really is a happening jazz dude daddyo ! Nice!

  66. 66
    Bradford South says:

    Why is it that my MP never seems to get any mention in any list at all?

    Could there not be a list of the most useless MPs, where he would figure prominently?

  67. 67
    Tom Paine says:

    I wouldn’t put much store on what Franklin said the chap owned slaves and ran adverts for slave sales in his paper
    As always with a Yank in the 18th Century only get on a bandwagon if hit hurts the Brits first.

  68. 68
    jgm2 says:

    He gets 65K a year so he’s just pro-rating his after-dinner rates. 30K a time.

    Plus being an MP is good for a bunch of other free stuff, free connecting flights to London which he can double-charge, free overnight accommodation in London which he can double-charge. Free meals, likewise. A London office address with free secretary.

    And the folk of Kirkcaldy will continue to vote for him because he bought them all off with a 5bn quid carrier contract. Using borrowed money. That we’ll have to pay back.

    What a vile piece of garbage he is.

  69. 69
    jgm2 says:

    Indeed. The main reason George Washington was opposed to British rule was they (Britain) were planning to abolish slavery and he (Washington) owned more of them than practically anybody else in North America.

    Which, conversely, was why the Canadians were reasonably content with British rule since they didn’t have any slaves to ‘lose’.

  70. 70
    jgm2 says:

    Still. It worked out well in the end. At least we don’t have the kind of inner city racially segregated ghettos they have in the US.


    Well it worked up until the 1950s anyway.

  71. 71
    Distraught master & commander says:

    Ken bit of a cricket fan, so why does he need to get into bed with countries apart from Holland who are not in any of the competitions relating to the game.

  72. 72
    thegrauniadisaworthlessrag says:

    So spreading confidential information is a free-for-all from now on? Can’t we just as well shelve the CPS once and for all?

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve heard Iceland has gone from strength to strength lately, since it kicked out it’s parasitic politicians, but unsurprisingly we never hear about it on the news.
    As for Clarke. Even when proven wrong about the benefits of Britain joining the euro, he still said it was the right thing. He’s a blue marxist fascist and a traitor. No wonder he calls all who don’t agree with him ‘far right’. Vile tub of lard.

  74. 74
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    How about me darling, you might be a bit old for me, but I will make an exception?

  75. 75
    oddly helpful says:

    Unless the WTO agreement collapses first, yes.

  76. 76
    M says:

    can we leave if we give them Scotland ?

  77. 77
    M says:

    the function of the EU is to give the failed & useless politicians a job for life & no accountability .
    oh yes then the big fat gold plated pension paid for by the public

    You don’t actually think you’ll ever have a real say ?

  78. 78
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Notional Socialist.

  79. 79
    MrCynical says:

    Now we know what happened to Comical Ali – he’s Ken’s SpAd !

  80. 80
    cu*ts bo*th wa*ys says:

    Of course, from their point of view, he has the extremist position.

  81. 81
    Pop goes the weasel says:

    It is long past the time for him to be put out to pasture – or maybe Dave can give him the health portfolio again to keep him occupied.

  82. 82
    Pop goes the weasel says:

    Comment of the day.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    The other reason why George Washington rebelled against Britain was because he was coming under government investigation for trying to take over too much land from the Indians. Being a surveyor, he had a rather creative way with the fenceposts …

    It is typical of Kenneth Clarke to quote Benjamin Franklin — another hypocritical traitor — in support of his own views, and expect us to be impressed by that.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    You live in Bermondsey then? Simon Hughes?

  85. 85
    Lizzie says:

    A few extremists … and the more than 2.5 MILLION people who voted UKIP at the last European elections!

    It will be interesting to see how UKIP does in the European elections due in 2014, a year before the next General Election … and what the manifestos of the main parties say then!

  86. 86
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    And to pump loads and loads of money into Merseyside.

  87. 87
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    We still don’t have any racially segregated ghettos in Liverpool apart from a few streets in Toxteth and they will disappear soon.

  88. 88
    lastofthesummervintage says:

    F*****g country is going to hell in a handcart and our politicians are watching cricket FFS. No wonder were doomed. Mind you with the way they run the bloody place it makes me feel like yawning.

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