June 14th, 2012

Sally Bercow Strips Off on Barbados Booze Schmooze

Her husband might have caused a storm in the Hunt debate yesterday, but it’s blue skies ahead for Sally Bercow as she suns herself in the Caribbean. The Mail reports that the Speaker’s wife is enjoying a boozy all-expenses-paid holiday at the five-star Hilton hotel in Barbados, where she will be giving a speech on her Twitter cock-ups. What is it with Sally and taking her clothes off on camera…


  1. 1
    But says:

    Grotty watch more like.


  2. 2
    • 4
    • 52
      amongymouse says:

      I see what you did there Sally – you changed the word Mail into Fail. And ‘Fail” is what lots of kids say. Smashing. That joke will never get old.


    • 56
      rocknrolla says:

      Interesting isn’t it – Sally is part of the right-on trendy wealthy liberal set who are always going on about reducing the number of flights people take. And yet this doesn’t apply to her. Strange.


      • 283
        Marmite says:

        At least old smelly drawers doesn’t have to mix with us gre..a..t unwashed. I remember her comments about the Queen’s Jubilee. The air in this country smells fresher without her – don’t know why!


    • 76
      Way past my tether with our stupid ruling class says:

      Another fucking waste of space who thinks the world owes her a living. I am beginning to undertsand why the French Revolution was such a bloodbath.


  3. 3

    Cruising for a bruiser probably. She looks the type to take a docker.


  4. 5
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Seems odd to be defending a Bercow but……. Just because Guido habitually wears oilskins and a fleece on an Irish beach does not make it unusual to wear a bikini in sunnier climes. I am reliably informed that even George Osborne has been seen in one.


  5. 6
    Moral Collapse Blair and Madoff Mandelson says:

    Nothing like us…

    We are in ten star hotels every nite

    And are getting filthy rich to boot, flogging our doubtful contacts to even more doubtful clients

    While telling you all and sundry, of course, that we are doing so much for charity

    Charity begins at home you know…


  6. 7

    No doubt she will be hauled over the coals most for smoking.


  7. 8
    Anonymous says:


    Such low fare and betrays much.


  8. 9
    Jack says:

    A craggy MILF showing off because she is married to Pint Sized Squeaker



  9. 11
    Popeye says:



  10. 16
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    Bercow’s Old Boiler

    proof that a traditional british domestic appliance, properly serviced, can give satisfaction for years


  11. 17
    Mind bleach says:

    Yuk…her bollox are showing.


  12. 20
    Anonymous says:

    What is it she actually does??


    • 24
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      Irritates Guido and assorted loonies – everything has a purpose and a value.


    • 29
      only saying says:

      I thought she looked after the kids whilst trying to make it as yet another talentless media ‘personality’?


      • 51
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        A bit like Jeremy Hunt but with the kids added.


        • 132
          Anon. says:

          No Tristram, Jeremy is the Minister of State for Media, Culture and Sport. Sally is a Z-rated wannabe TV ‘personality’ trying to make it on the (flattened) back of her husband, a Parliamentary official.


          • Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

            You obviously don’t live in Surrey. The only time we see Jeremy is on tv – no interest in the constituency whatsoever.


          • Lord Justice Leveson's Keyboard says:

            Maybe the fact that he is trying to run a Government Department has something to do with it.


    • 70
      Baron Hogwash says:

      Makes the speaker like even smaller than he is by twittering all day and rubbing shoulders with the loony left.


  13. 21
    Throg says:

    Sally Bercow “lying on beach in bikini, smoking cigs, drinking & chatting with ‘male pal’
    Isn’t that how Princess Margaret started out?


  14. 23
    Parasite Party says:

    Another Labour parasite.


  15. 31
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    Herman Munster in a bikini and no warning on the tin, thanks team.


  16. 32
    Dial m for money grubbing says:

    Any pics of flabby Tom Fatson in his speedos? Phwoar!


  17. 35
    Parasite Party says:

    What is it with Sally stripping for the camera? She has a good figure but fuck all else going for her. She uses it to get media attention, cash and free holidays. The joy of being modern woman.


  18. 36
    Harbottle says:

    She looks like a character from Benidorm.


  19. 39
    I've tried it and I'm not going back says says:

    Barbados is a good choice for anyone who fancies bouncing on the end of 12 inches of black cock.


  20. 40
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    Not that it’s any of my business but I thought she didn’t drink?


    • 290
      Krug swilling anti-capitalist parasite says:

      What she really meant was, I don’t drink as much as I used to.


  21. 45
    Sally takes it up the Alley says:

    Shaaadup! I’m havin’ a fag.


    • 65
      But You Didn't Hear It From Me, Dearie! says:

      Let’s just say that, more than likely, so is someone else whom you may know.


  22. 46
    The Dirty Rat says:

    As tight as a moose’s earhole.


  23. 50
    3illy 3owden is a liar says:



  24. 53
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Dear God, it’s enough to make you vomit.


    • 61
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      Now if that were true she could make a full time career as vomit-inducer in chief at Bullingdon dinners.


  25. 57
    W.Anker says:

    I’d knock one out in her honour.


  26. 66
    Greychatter says:

    Not a pretty Sight


  27. 67
    I don't need no doctor says:

    How the BBC are struggling to create a anti Cameron story.
    Which tory will be continually interrupted by Dimbleby on tonight’s QT?


  28. 69
    Louise Mensch says:



    “Whoa I’m going to Barbados” by Typically Tropical is on my i-pod playlist


  29. 72
    Eddie says:

    Not even with yours Guido.


  30. 74

    Have just Googled sally bercow whore and got 100,000 results.

    Not as many as you might expect…


  31. 75
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why doesn’t Chris Bryant accuse Brown and Blair of being liars? Maybe he is not man enough.


  32. 79
    Mr Speaker's Green Hat says:

    Yuck. She’ll be sucking someone’s toe next


  33. 81
    MB. says:

    Don’t forget this couple of lines in the Mail, pure coincidence obviously. :-)

    “The Institute of Travel and Tourism offered her the ‘dream job’ just weeks after her husband allowed the organisation to host a Christmas cocktail party in his official Commons apartment.”


  34. 87
    Aunty Matter says:

    Old Sally has a bigger belly that me and I like 10 pints a night.


  35. 93
    ToonBob... says:

    Some might say “A pig in knickers”


  36. 96
    anonymous says:

    no chance of an investigation into Andrew Lansley’s wife’s job with a drug company that seeks contract with the NHS then?


    • 105
      Aunty Matter says:

      Remind me of how much money the directors of Crapita donated to Nu Liebore and how many government contracts they got?

      Bernie Ecclestone anyone?


      • 109
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        Fair question but what does it have to do with the first point?


        • 159
          Aunty Matter says:

          Because I don’t remember a call for an investigation into Crapita or Bernie Ecclestone. All we got was Teflon Tone saying “I’m a straight kinda guy”

          The BBC, the Guardian etc all just ignored it and moved on, why is it when Tories are invovled we have to have an investigation?

          There are lots of issues around Liebore’s 13 years and backhanders.


          • MB. says:

            Wasn’t it suggested that the first BLiar government devoted so much time to the fox hunting ban because of a very large donation from the anti-hunting lobby?


  37. 99

    Slavoj Žižek: Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots


    This is the type of leftists that I hate. Radical leftists whose fathers are all very rich

    Decide for yourselves:



    • 137
      Ah! Monika says:



      • 176

        It is quite entertaining to look at some of his YouTubes. He is so way out that he can actually can grow on you if you are not too careful. Last year, everyone down here in Istria was talking about him (Slight exaggeration – not Rihanna levels – but amongst thinking people, very much the topic of conversation.)


    • 153
      Тасhуbaрtus says:

      One thing’s for sure: if he started commenting on this blog, he’d be banned before you could say ‘mod’.


      • 169

        I don’t understand how not a machine can post his ramblings (some of which are quite good) in such a haphazard way and still manage to avoid all the landmines, Tachy.

        There are obviously lots of people who are much cleverer than I…


        • 174
          Тасhуbaрtus says:

          Perhaps the modbot only scans the first 50 words.


          • Sehr interessanter gedanke!


          • The Paragnostic says:

            Nah. I’ve read the WordPress code, and it does the whole post.

            Maybe not a machine is a rogue program inserted into Guido’s codebase, and is thus if not self-aware, at least aware of the mod triggers?


          • Would have to agree, Para, that some it *appеars* program generated. Mid you, to me, most of the stuff that James Joyce wrote seems the same.

            Call me a Philistine but it’s what I think.


          • Тасhуbaрtus says:

            Yes, anything Not a Machine writes could easily have been generated by a version of the Postmodernism Generator (won’t give URL as this provokes modding, just google for it).

            But of course there’s two kinds of exclusion: modding for content and having your name manually banned (like Раrаgnоstіс, or me if I spell my moniker in roman letters). The second kind comes from your comments actually being understood by PS or HC. Not a Machine can’t be understood, and is safe from that. So he might be human after all.


          • Or from the Chomskybot:

            For any transformation which is sufficiently diversified in application to be of any interest, most of the methodological work in modern linguistics is not to be considered in determining a corpus of utterance tokens upon which conformity has been defined by the paired utterance test. By combining adjunctions and certain deformations, the theory of syntactic features developed earlier may remedy and, at the same time, eliminate the system of base rules exclusive of the lexicon. Clearly, the fundamental error of regarding functional notions as categorial is unspecified with respect to an abstract underlying order. Furthermore, the notion of level of grammaticalness is to be regarded as the extended c-command discussed in connection with (34). Presumably, relational information appеars to correlate rather closely with the levels of acceptability from fairly high (eg (99a)) to virtual gibberish (eg (98d)).

            Perhaps we should have McBroon’s speeches re-analysed.


          • Beep says:

            Not a Machine always sets off the Dalek alarm.


    • 158
      AC1 says:

      It’s being very unkind to Borat.


  38. 101
    Aunty Matter says:

    Prick Robinson at it again on the news. Now the phone call to the senior lawyer regarding Hunt was ‘brief’ according to Toenails, yet that is NOT the case. Is Robinson an utter fucking penis?

    Why is Robinson obsessed with Cameron’s body language? did he not see Brown at Leveson the other day? Brown looked like he wanted to stab Jay through the heart.

    The simple fact is Jay didn’t land a single blow on Cameron today and it was Brown who came off worst with his denials that c u n t s like McBride went around slapping people about.

    The BBC have been hyping today up for weeks and at the end of it what do we know? Cameron, like Bliar and Brown met with Brooks on a regular basis.

    Wow. Big fucking deal.

    Fuck off BBC and find some real news.


    • 110
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      I am begining to like Jay. He makes enemies of Brown and Murdoch, makes Hunt look like a simpleton and then, best of all, gets Cameron spluttering whilst he searches for an answer to how often he saw RB – and all by asking simple questions politely. We may be no nearer the truth but our leaders have, without many exceptions, appeared as total sleazeballs. Only Cable came out ok by making it clear that he hated Murdoch and didn’t care who knew it.


      • 120
        Aunty Matter says:

        But none of it is new, it’s just stuff we already knew.

        An utter waste of time and money.

        The hacking at the NOTW took place when Liebore were in power, Liebore knew it was going on yet did nothing. Why not? Jay won’t ask that.

        This is supposed to be an investigation into the relationship between the MEDIA and politicians, not just Murdoch. I want to know what lobbying the BBC do when they stick their fucking hand out for more tax payer cash. Who does the BBC lobby in the EU for money as well?

        What does the BBC promise in return?


        • 126
          Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

          Whilst I might agree that your questions should be looked at, you need to look at the Leveson terms of reference. They are dominated by reference to press and newspapers and other media is only mentioned in passing. Cameron drafted the terms (or at least approved them) so it is clear the focus was meant to be the papers – don’t blame Leveson and Jay for doing what they were asked.


          • Lord Justice Leveson's Keyboard says:

            But they aren’t doing what they were asked, that’s the point. They are merely conducting a Murdoch witch hunt as requested by the BBC, Labour and the Guardian.


          • jgm2 says:

            I’ve not been following it but is it not possible that Jay is exposing all manner of wrong-doing and Murdoch schmoozing by Labour but it simply doesn’t get reported by the BBC and Grauniad.

            As usual.


          • Grammer Police says:

            In the normal course of things, I’d post a link to http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/bbc_parliament/newsid_9719000/9719598.stm, where complete recordings of past sessions are available, in order that jgm2’s fears could be allayed.

            For some reason, there’s only an apology for their unavailability at the moment – and you cannot revisit Harriet Harman’s extraordinary coy and simpering performance.

            For a moment, she resembled Steve Bell’s wide-eyes-and-all-eyelashes caricature.


          • Beep says:

            Grammer? Clearly correct spelling is no longer considered as grammar.


      • 144
        Lord Justice Leveson's Keyboard says:

        Wrong, Cable’s views on Murdoch only came out because he was secretly taped, and he was mortified when it came out. Read his evidence. And Cable’s job was only saved by a civil servant who came up with the solution of giving the BSkyB job to Culture Media & Sport. Mr Jay didn’t try to make an enemy of Gordon – it was inevitable once Gordon heard a question he didn’t like. Jeremy Hunt was the most lucid and straightforward – that’s why Labour have had to resort to base insults.


        • 163
          jgm2 says:

          Labour don’t ‘resort’ to base insults. That’s their jumping off point and they go downhill from there.


        • 338
          Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

          LJL; I have read (and seen) the Cable evidence and the undercurrent was obvious to all. I did not intend to suggest that Jay intentionally made an enemy of Brown, but like most people faced with a Scot he succeeded without trying. And all credit to him. As for Leveson not doing what he was asked – read the terms of reference. He is doing just what he was asked. I am not saying the terms are right – just that he is following his brief.


  39. 102

    Who paid all the expenses , was it channel 4 ?

    Is Paddy the Pikey there with her , some one at the tv station must have a bet on that they can get him to knob her and catch it on film !


  40. 111
    champagne all the way says:

    “The Mail reports that the Speaker’s wife is enjoying a boozy all-expenses-paid holiday at the five-star Hilton hotel in Barbados…..”

    Socialism really does work then?


  41. 113
    Charlotte Corday says:

    I’ve been to the Hilton in Barbados. It is right next door to an oil refinery. Anyone got a match?


  42. 118
    Nan Taylor says:

    As slack as a yak in a track, I reckon. The school bike. Worthless woman with a reputation as a gobby, lefty slag.



  43. 123
    The Golem says:

    If we must have pictures of an older woman in a bikini, could we not at least have one who might stir up a bit of enthusiasm? For example, I wouldn’t object to Susanna Reid or Lucy Verasamy. No doubt, too much to ask.


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    • 146
      Ah! Monika says:

      Can anyone tell me what date Christmas Day was on in 2006?


      • 278
        rocknrolla says:

        Are you using the calendar designed by Gordon Brown and Ed Balls?


      • 323
        Beep says:

        That’s easy, but who can recall exactly what day it fell on (except those whose birthday it is)? I can’t remember what I had for dinner last Thursday week, so I do wonder how all these people have such clear memories of what happened or was said on all these obscure dates from years ago.


    • 148
      Aunty Matter says:

      Pointless bollocks.

      How about asking Brown or Bliar or Alistair Campbell “when you decide to dream up a pack of lies about Iraq and invade slaughtering hundreds of thousands of men women and children?”


      • 156
        I don't need no doctor says:

        Each day in Iraq we see Blair’s legacy.


        • 168
          SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

          Every body bag refreshes the memory


        • 265
          The anti-mussie league says:

          Don’t matter – they are only useless rag-heads.


          • Archer Karcher says:

            Whilst I have some sympathy for your comment, I recall a lot of brave Brits died as a consequence of Bliar’s mendacity too. Oil or no oil, the locals are not worth the blood of a single British soldier.
            Ditto Af ghastly st*n.


  45. 143
    Aunty Matter says:

    How come Allen Stanford gets 110 year in jail for running a ponzi scheme yet Angela Merkel who is running a massive ponzi scheme is still free?


    • 151
      Charles Ponzi says:

      I only served 12. He He.


    • 152
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Because she is zee fallen madonna with zee big boobies.


      • 157
        SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

        She’s got a bigger cock than you have !


        • 229
          King Dong says:

          She’s got a bigger cock than I have!


          • Angela Merkel ( Comrade ) says:

            Today I am a leader of the German Conservatives, yesterday I was a committed card carrying communist. Understand that and you understand everything I really stand for.


      • 324
        Der Beep says:

        Er not quite fallen just yet. However, zere iz an election coming up in ze nere future, zo ve must live in hope….

        PS: Are zose boobies real or implanted?


  46. 150
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The Crazy World of Gordon Brown – Fire.
    So if Brown’s story was cooked up, is that where Ed Balls get’s his cooking skills from?


  47. 162
    robbie says:

    what a blimmin’ minger


  48. 165
    PC clitoris says:

    she’s had to go abroad for cock as she only sits on the little guys face.


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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Fuck me !! What an old pig scarer !!!

    It’s like a beached whale.


  51. 189
    Forkbender says:

    “What is it with Sally and taking her clothes off on camera”, why don’t the Two Guidos get the togs off and into their speedos, I bet you haven’t got a six pack like Sally, probably like Watney’s Party Sevens.


  52. 190
    My favourite political moment of the week says:


    • 193
      jgm2 says:

      ‘GUILTY MAN!!!’

      ‘GUILTY MAN!!!’


      • 209
        My favourite political moment of the week says:

        Is that what he’s saying? I thought it was “There’s the man, there’s the man”. It felt so satisfying to see the tables turned on Blinky. He’s always making gestures at the front bench but for once he got a taste of his own medicine. Frankie should always sit there at PMQs.


        • 235
          jgm2 says:

          Yep. Pretty confident it’s ‘Guilty man.’

          Watched it again and looked for ‘There’s the man’. Not seeing it. Or hearing it.


      • 211
        the whole world and his wife says:

        Gordon Brown is a lying little shit.


    • 213
      Manwatching says:

      The two armed point, fucking delicious !


  53. 197
    Chipping Norton Set says:

    Gosh I bet her breath stinks.


  54. 198
    Wouldn't f**k her with yours! says:

    That many rides she has pedals


  55. 202
    Aunty Matter says:

    Irish getting stuffed by Spanish. Today is a good day.


  56. 205
    Old habbits die hard. says:

    No wonder Little John lost the plot at the Hunt debate. In the Mail they show some bloke of normal height that she is shagging.



  57. 206
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    Stringy bitch!


  58. 212

    Q: What is the Pope’s favorite vegetable?
    A: Jesuitical cauliflower

    Thanks to AC1 for enabling me to waste even more time by looking at Googlewhack.

    Fire up the Popemobile.


  59. 214
    Nip and Tuck says:

    Who’s the tranny?


  60. 216
    Aunty Matter says:

    Fucking hell here we go again.

    Osborne is going to lend the banks 80 billion (that WE the public have to pay back with interest) that they can then lend back to us at many times the interest rate they are getting and we end up being shafted again.

    Please tell me George Osborne is actually Gordon Brown with a rubber mask on?


  61. 218

    This week David Dimbleby chairs Question Time from the lovely Stockton-on-Tees.
    So no need to bus in any rabid lefties as the audience will be packed with ‘em!

    On the panel tonight and in no particular order:-
    Television executive and former director general of the BBC Greg Dyke
    President of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP
    Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens
    Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP
    Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry MP.

    So join us as we take the piss out of BBCs pathetic attempt at impartiality.


    Just click here : http://tinyurl.com/c3ovnnq


  62. 224
    Gordon Brown MP says:

    Amusing mental image. A self-important dwarf mounting a barking mad slapper. Ah, the beast with two backs. No good will come from it, mark my words.


    • 227
      BBC NEWS Editor says:

      ITV just gave the PM a right kicking.
      I feel I should write to them and tell them to lay off.

      Kicking the PM’s bollocks is our job.


      • 232
        Channel 4 Editor says:

        ..and ours too!


      • 240
        Rick Nobinson says:

        Let me at ‘em !


      • 245
        Aunty Matter says:

        Sorry but Bradby’s comments were well balanced, unlike Toenails who told lies, distorted facts and wanked on about ‘body language’ when the only person who looked shifty was Gordon Brown and Toenails didn’t even report on his appearance.


  63. 231
    Britain the ruined country says:

    I’m only a common old “working girl”
    As all of you know so well
    But getting a John to take me on
    Was better than I could foretell
    There’s nought I won’t do
    Nought I won’t screw
    Common’s the name of my game.


  64. 236
    Id rather be gay than find myself in Sally Alley says:

    those pics, especially those near the crotch are vomit-inducing. Im sure glad that those internet geeks have not been able to portray the sense of smell on thier web pages. Talk about wrotting trout…yuk!


  65. 239
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Yes, tonight Krusty Squawk and Newsnight will be serving up even more giant dollops of Leveson. We know it’s what our licence payers demand.


    • 244
      Aunty Matter says:

      It’s a fucking joke, the BBC have been spinning this now for months and the only person who looked a cu nt this week was Brown.


  66. 243
    Aunty Matter says:

    Ah fat shit Watson on Newsnight and just mentions “Milly Dowler” once again.

    Labour are c u n ts , they’ve use the name of that poor girl for political purposes so many times now.

    Fuck off and go jump off a cliff Watson you piece of human piss.


    • 249
      Joss Taskin says:

      Didn’t that happen under Liebour’s watch ?


      • 252
        jgm2 says:

        In 2002 apparently. While ‘The Sun’ was lauding Blair and the Maximum Imbecile to the rooftops and printing their every utterance as a divine revelation.

        ‘WMD in Iraq?’ Certainly Prime Minister.

        ”No more boom and bust?’ Your wish is our command Mr Brown.


      • 254
        Aunty Matter says:

        According to the BBC Liebore were never in Government, Fatchur was in power until 2010 then it was Cameron.

        It’s like Dallas, we’ve all woken up in the shower to find the last 13 years were just a bad dream. At least according to the BBC.


  67. 246
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Tim Farton, FibDem nonentity and nauseatingly sanctimonious twonker wetting himself in ecstasy.


  68. 247
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    At the BBC we employ only top talent. After Tom Watson on Newsnight, we’ve got Jackie Smith.


  69. 248
    Aunty Matter says:

    Talking of slappers what the fuck is Flabby Titmus doing on Newsnight? Other than making Krusty Wank look even fucking uglier what’s her relevance?


  70. 250
    Aunty Matter says:

    Newsnight balance 4 v 1 against Murdoch once again.


  71. 253
    Third rate Les says:

    A woman in the sea on her holidays. So?

    You sad, sad, sad c’untard.


  72. 255
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    We feel that our policy of selecting guests by lardage works very well. Tonight we have two real stars, Tom Watson and Jacqui Smith.


  73. 256
    Aunty Matter says:

    Fuck me two more Newsnight lefties, Allegro Stratten and Paul ‘it’s all kicking off’ Mason


  74. 259
    Aunty Matter says:

    How come Leveson hasn’t asked Liebore to produce any emails or text messages between Bliar, Brown, Campbell and the press?

    The more you see of Leveson the more it just seems to be focussed on the Tories and not the 13 years of Liebore.


  75. 269
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    She is tall and refined just like the Eiffel Tower.

    Oh wait not everyone has been up the Eiffel Tower.


  76. 271
    Here we go again! says:

    George Osborne unveiled a £140 billion emergency scheme to try to avoid a second credit crunch caused by the ongoing chaos in the eurozone.


    • 308
      jgm2 says:

      It’s always the first pound that is the most difficult to print.

      After that the billions and trillions follow quite naturally.

      See Comrade Bob and the Zimbabwe Dollar for further details.


  77. 272
    out ta fuck says:

    25000 gypsys on their way to these shores from Eastern Europe tonight.
    Tough shit, republic of Ireland


  78. 281
    Question Timed says:

    Any of you see Question Time tonight? It was a corker. It was handbags at dawn between Peter Hitchens and Emily Thornberry. She feigned indignation at his comments, saying “How dare you, how dare you” which he then mocked. He also made a very long attack on the BBC which they broadcast in full, so you have to give them some credit for doing that. All in all a rather fun edition.


    • 348
      MB. says:

      I liked how she could not answer one question because the Labour Party had not yet told her what to think on the subject (presumably they are waiting to be told by their bosses and paymasters in the unions).


  79. 282
    not a machine says:

    I am always slightly amused by those who cite QE as, not working , of course they can say that, in that events havent quite told the full story yet . I have faith that good stewardship ,provides in difficulty .
    Chancellor Osbournes speech was notable , in that I thought he had wised up from filling Madame Lagardes handbag on mere request , and seemed to have perceived somthing more of the problem and had considered his own country more thoughtfully and how its people should fare . That aside of course the wait for the EU (which is of there own doing) has caused numerous difficulties and at the point we have now reached and far less options on a workable solution.
    I dont know if the 100bn so far described in working is as precison as perhaps what may be needed , but then again the credit desert is an unusual landscape with many feinged crys from pundits ,for help amongst the genuine ones and it is a difficult choice of pondering if the short term highs of credit work better than more considered points of investment .
    for instance I would have thought that lending for new build retail, could have better uses , and certainly ponder how a mini housing boom may work in a longer growth period , after first cycle (ie second wave may suffer impairments) . It is difficult but to me the way is in getting good deals for good quality projects , that help by not requiring attention , when growth becomes more possible and widespread .
    Obama coined and interesting phrase about future sacrifices , which to me said a great deal about his goverments ecnomic policies and no doubt what the EU is facing . When you borrow it has to be for what is needed and not uncertain economic growth alone . The parable of the sower is perhaps somthing worth considering before we spend . I accept though some growth is needed even if stimulated to fend off the seizure causal of the EUs ,poor decison making .
    Talking the EU up as we are currently seeing seems not have changed the debt or its dynamics , perhaps there is a lesson for the EU somewhere ……
    I wonder if there is any cost comparison , on govt cost per head of population in eurozone vs outside of it …….

    Being as there are probebly a few spare tankers on the seas , cant we sell some country some water , we seem overstocked , cough er …….


    • 292

      Here are a few spare apostrophes to assist:
      A their instead of there in line 8.
      cries instead of crys in line 12.
      The abbreviation in line 17 should read i.e.
      By causal of you might mean caused by in line 26.

      No spaces before commas or full stops but always a space afterwards.

      Sentences should always start with capital letters and paragraphs should always have an empty line below.

      I set out the above, not as an exercise in pedantry, but to give a reasonably accurate example of how my school teachers, in the early sixties, would have reacted to this piece. It is hard to accept that the vast majority, but not all, of modern English teachers would not have a clue as how to punctuate their own language properly.


      • 300
        Emperor von rumpuy says:

        But surely you know that we are now standardizing on Euro -English.

        Vee vill zimplify replscing the komplikated zpeling viz a new ztandart from Brussels


      • 301
        gramma says:

        The joys and failings of age CRMM.
        Oldie -worldie education running in parallel with modern SMS mobile text spe@k complicated by a lack of touch typing. Basic grammar standards of a past age now watered down with foreign influences that have no respect for the mother tongue. An arthritic keyboard that refuses to cooperate yet a desire to participate despite the influences of alcoholic fluid refreshment.
        Afraid I too must must offer you the 2 fingered approach; – the typing, not your comment. Should our participation therapy be avoided through fear of failure? Aren’t the modbot and personal hangups / preferences of our hosts problem enough?
        Think ‘Machine’ does his / her best under the circumstances.
        Enjoy the sun today- UK won’t.


        • 304
          not a machine says:

          There was a time on here , when long sentences were mocked , however Mr Gove seems to changed youth cockyness towards crap standards .

          Peter Hitchens on QT came out with gem on primary education poetry question ” furnish the mind with beautiful things”


        • 315

          You seem to miss my point, gramma. I took care to explain that my observation was to show how an early 1960s English teacher would have reacted. For someone not born in that age, it might be interesting as an historic note.

          I do appreciate the (for me impossible) problems of typing with thumbs onto a tiny phone. Having said that my HTC capitalises automatically and all main punctuation marks are available. Maybe other makes/models are less well equipped.

          not a machine‘s comments have been praised by me more than once for their content (although Para and I had some fun above, I am sure our friend is not so tender as to take offence.)

          Language does live and change. However, for as long as I continue to draw breath, I shall uphold good writing on the basis that it furthers understanding and clarity. Without those, we are all doomed.


          • gramma says:

            Not a put down CRMM. On the same wavelength.
            Enjoy both your and Machine’s passion for posting about everything and nothing.
            Always good to see thinking outside the box.


      • 302
        not a machine says:

        You can appologise for line 26 , but apart from that its fine , hope you make progress with texting …..

        Ed Balls up out of the traps early , but making one or two excellent cock ups eh hem “why is it that the Uk and Italy are in recession but not the eurozone ”
        and “the problems in Spain are to do with the eurozone” and “look when I left office had future jobs fund etc etc ” (just how much growth and debt would these have achieved ? ) When ed left office the economy was maxed out , leaving lots of small businesses insolvent , massive cuts needed (which he agrees with) . Low cost borrowing has helped all those with a mortage and to re balance economy , which part of no where near junk bond status and single digit unemployment , does he think the chancellor and BOE govenor deserves
        a medal for , millions of families have been spared the horror of increased mortages , I mean the suffering has been less than what ed balls would have done and its time he recognised that the key decisions have been far more positive than he tells the public .

        He was stuffed on Euro solution . I think hes floundering , all hat and no trouser as they say ….. .


        • 303
          Stackridge says:

          The man with the bowler hat ?


          • not a machine says:

            Certainly seemed to be worried about his street cred , when shown in the penguine suite of last night……..

            Ive just realised how much of labours policy Ed Balls was and is responsible for .


        • 318

          I give way on line 26. By the time I had got there, I was exhausted. How you must feel, keying it all in with your thumbs, I cannot imagine. My notes on clarity @08:47 stand.


          • Dalek alert says:

            Bloody hell, these Daleks are really out in force today. Is it a new moon or something?


  80. 295
    anonymous says:



    Is Osborne
    1. a genius
    2. a twat
    3. stupid
    4. arrogant idiot
    5. not learning from the recent past
    6. dead


    • 298
      Emperor von rumpuy says:

      Dave and Gideon are my little puppets (Nick is my poodle).

      When China looked like slowing down as an export market for us, I told Gideon to print more money so all your public sector “workers” can buy themselves another BMW.

      For the first duty of puppet governments in the EU German co-prosperity sphere is to borrow more so they can prop up the Fatherland.

      Replacing the elected government in Italy with my nominees certainly concentrated the minds of your so called leaders.


      • 311
        Don't Panic! says:

        So Gideon and Swervyn are now saying the way to kick start the economy is for people/businesses to take on more debt (albeit at lower rates).

        Good grief!


        • 317
          jgm2 says:

          If that was what they were proposing I’d be first in line to borrow several million quid at 0.5%.

          But that’s not what they’re proposing. They’re proposing to give the banks billions of quid so they can lend it to businesses and individuals at 8%. Guess what. Business (and sensible individuals) don’t want to borrow money at 8%.

          Maybe I should open a bank. Get the free billions off Mervyn and then lend it at 8%. Or, better still, not lend it to anybody and blow it all on hookers and Learjets.


    • 310
      jgm2 says:

      According to the BBC Toxic Ned has a real problem with printing 140bn quid.

      He reckons we should print more.


      But Labour’s shadow chancellor Ed Balls said the plans did “not go far enough”.

      Good old Labour. They borrowed us into recession. They borrowed us out of recession – 500bn quid to generate 0.1% ‘growth’. Now they want to borrow us out of recession again.

      At least they’re consistent. For Labour there is no economic situation which cannot be improved by more borrowing.


  81. 296
    anonymous says:

    exactly who let this twat out of his cage

    to think this bloke actually falsified his CV

    here he is blaming the poor for being poor


    just like Fatty Pickles – blame blame blame

    new tory policy (old and usual actually) blame blame blame but give the bankers all our money – fucking bastards the lot of them


    • 309
      jgm2 says:

      Isn’t it hilarious that because a higher percentage of highly-paid public sector workers lost their jobs this year this brought the average income down enough to lift 300,000 kids out of ‘poverty’.

      Sack another million public sector workers and I reckon we could lift another million kids out of poverty without it costing a penny. Quite the opposite. Spend less and address ‘poverty’ at the same time. That relative definition of ‘poverty’ is hilarious isn’t it?


  82. 306
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    Argentina thinks it has every right to colonise the Falklands because the UK is 9000 miles away (quietly forgetting that it is also a thousand miles away itself – further than England is to Spain or Italy). Does this mean we should have the right to colonise Greenland because we are nearer to it than Denmark?


    • 313
      jgm2 says:

      The Argentinians can get to fuck.

      The Spanish colonisers almost wiped out the indigenous peoples of South America.

      By contrast, the Falklands were uninhabited until the British got there. So the British are the indigenous people of the Falklands unlike the Spanish descendancy who should be thrown off the native lands of the indigenous people.

      For comedy value the Brits should start allying themselves with various rain-forest tribes to agitate and reclaim South America for the indigenous communities. Such as the British.

      Why don’t you fuck off back to Spain where you came from Kirchner.


    • 346
      MB. says:

      Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner must have a sense of humour to go to the UN Decolonisation Committee for support for her attempt to colonise the Falkland Islands!


  83. 312
    Sally says:

    I’m well open to all comers.


  84. 316
    Vazoline says:

    I like her. We have a lot in common.


  85. 345
    Sarah Smith says:

    ? Didn’t the cocks go up her twat?


  86. 349
    BobRoberts says:

    I quite dislike the Bercows, he’s a biased quisling who brings shame to the post of speaker and she holds views I don’t really agree with, aired mostly due to who her husband is.

    Having said that, I can’t believe I’m actually about to speak up on her behalf, BUT….

    …this is just gutter journalism of the kind that has a lot of people annoyed at the press. “Woman on a beach in bikini. There’s a man somewhere near. Cue blow up shots and vague innuendo laden comments about whorishness”.

    Can’t they just leave it alone?

    And lets be honest here… she looks pretty good. Considering there’s no airbrushing and no time in makeup for a photoshoot… it’s not what we see in Loaded or similar publications – people just have unrealistic expecations of what other people look like. Makes me feel quite sad.

    This just seems like a non story, exhibiting some awful human traits. For shame…


  87. 356
    Anonymous says:

    I find her somewhat attractive…

    …but then again I am out of my mind on bathsalts and want to eat her face off.


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