June 19th, 2012

In the Thick of It Loop II

Much excitement today about snippets of gossip from Armando Iannucci’s visit to Parliament last night, where he was previewing his American series Veep. Spilling the beans on what to expect from the next season of the Thick of It, Iannucci coughed that the series would be overshadowed by a judge led inquiry. The Times have done a whole piece on it, despite regular Guido readers learning this back in February. Needless to say, Iannucci was rather sceptical about Leveson: “it’s interesting watching them all swear on oath and then say what they say.” 

The good Lord Justice did not escape criticism either: “When Tony Blair was giving what, at best, we can call evidence  and then that protestor invaded and Leveson launched an inquiry into himself…” An inquiry into ethics and practices of Lord Leveson eh?


  1. 1
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Where is Ethics, is it somewhere near Suffuck?

  2. 2
    Gordon gives Nokia Throwing Classes says:

  3. 3
    Lord Leveson says:

    Now Guido, stop it!

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:

    Sounds funnier than Veep anyway.

  5. 5
    Dobbie says:

    I will lay odds that some poor bugger got a right talking to by HH Judge Leveson for leaving that door unlocked.

  6. 6
    Gordon on the rocks says:

    They’ve made him stand on a couple of rocks in this one to make him appear taller on the telly.

  7. 7
    Geronimo says:

    I suggest Leveson is clever enough to realise you catch more flies with honey than vinegar!

  8. 8
    The Office Of Ed Miliband says:

    Comrades,you are cordially invited to the Thatcher Room at the House Of Commons later to watch England v Ukraine on our giant plasma TV.

  9. 9
    I Squiggle says:

    O/T but:

    The irony of it – Jose Barroso, President of the European Commission, berating the G20: “We’re are not coming here to receive lessons in terms of democracy..” . Who elected you, Mr Barossa?

  10. 10
    Alistair Campbell says:

    {from earlier.. the OBE/WMD handbags}


    “Do you know what that means Armando? It means “Watch. My. Dick.”
    Watch it is I ram it down your high pitched,whiny voice box and deep shag your intestines before splurging into your lungs.

    Oh, you can go to the doctors and say its legionaries but they’ll know its a Marc Almond re-release in there.

    Never tweet back to me again, you little effete tartan dago wop along.
    You understand?

  11. 11
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Looks as if the BBC have dropped their coverage on their website of Brian Leveson throwing toys out of the pram.

    It has ‘disappeared’ from the UK page, the Politics page, and the Front page, it is all very odd.

  12. 12
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:

    Barroso and Rompouy are only at the party because they know the fucking DJ

  13. 13
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    Coming to get ya Guido…The end is nigh

  14. 14
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    errrrrrr Still there. Paranoid blue nose

  15. 15
    Take That Ivan says:

    Steady on Hague old boy. Having a war with Libya and Syria is one thing but taking on the Russians is a bit more than we can chew.

  16. 16
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    Any news on Priti Patels Car Hire Expenses. Maybe you should also look at her taxi expenses, gets a taxi from home to westminster £60 a pop, for 40m journey….£16 return on the train

  17. 17
    Nige says:

  18. 18
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:


  19. 19
    Snotty oik! says:

    I went to such a posh school.
    I’m so ashamed!

    Power to the people! Up the workers. Che Castro and John Lenin!
    And Some She is a hero of the oppressed peoples of kazahkstan!

  20. 20
    Jan Hus says:

    Yes I know what you mean mate .

  21. 21
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:

    Even George Orwell in his book ‘1984’ didn’t predict that you couldn’t smoke a fag in public.

  22. 22
    For in the Morning playing tonight says:

    LOL A pub was visited by two plod and two licencing officers after advertising live music “from 4am”. Little did the plod realise that the group was called 4am.


  23. 23
    W V M says:

    I thought Ambrose Evans-Pritchard summed it up nicely, he said…

    “As for the EU itself, the organisation toppled the elected governments of Italy and Greece last year, replacing them with EU technocrats.
    It ignored the NO votes to the Europℯan Constitution in France and The Netherlands, ramming through the slightly-altered text as the Lisbon Trℯaty without referendums – except in Ireland. When the Irish voted NO to that as well, they too were ignored.”

    “That was the moment when the EU crossed the line altogether and lost fundamental legitimacy (at least for me). Lisbon is a rogue Treaty. Mr Barroso – charming though he may be – is a rogue president of a rogue Commission.”


  24. 24
    Loungelizard says:

    Have you had your redundancy notice yet?

  25. 25
    Jumped up Pipsqueeks says:

    If it were up to me I’d tell them they ain’t coming in and to go and do some sightseeing instead.

  26. 26
    Lord Mandelbum of Shirtlifting says:

    Can I bum a fag of you nige?

  27. 27
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:

    I think Lord Leveson’s chair is more well known than him.

  28. 28
    FFS go catch some real criminals says:

    PC Plod drops another bollock.

  29. 29
    Diane Fatbutt says:

    I’ll go to the wall for my expenses.

  30. 30
    Mr. Charrington says:

    Victory Cigarettes are available at all Goodthinkful MiniPlenty outlets. Learn to Love Big Brother and let us liberate you from your freedom.

  31. 31
    The Lives of Brians says:

    Why is it that ‘Brians’ are always rather dull?

    “Brian, leader of Bravo Two-Zero”? Nope.
    “G.I. Brian, Medal of Honor-winning All-American Hero”? No.
    “Brian the Champion Cage-Fighter”? nah.
    “Brian Cox, interesting ex-employee of CERN”? tssssh.

    “Brian, the rather dull and unhappy school janitor”? Bingo!

  32. 32
    Lord Leveson says:

    I’ll scweam and scweam and scweam until I’m sthick!

  33. 33
    Mr. Charrington says:

    They should be vaporised

  34. 34
    Mr. Charrington says:

    Soon to be an unperson

  35. 35
    I Recommend you go electric Nigel says:

  36. 36
    David Camoron says:

    And it only costs you £50,000,000 every day to be a member of this spiffing club!

    Top value, eh, what what? You’re a looney if you disagree.

  37. 37
    We're all going down the pub says:

    Why did the two licensing officers take two plod with them anyway? I assume there were two licensing officers rather than one licesing officer for safety in numbers but really is there any need to employ four to do the work of one?

  38. 38
    Labour in the pockets of the union twats says:

    Because he’s a fucking Socialist twat, who likes to run a dictatorship-like all of the other mad fucker socialists before him, Adolf, Uncle Joe, Chairman Mao. etc. Granted, the mass genocide hasn’t occurred, but give him time, a few more countries voting anti EUSSR might bring it in. I see he’s learned from his fellow Socialist twat, “Mad Gordon Mcdoom” with the “It all started in America” line?

    Do me a favour Jose: FUCK OFF……………..

  39. 39
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Maybe you should inspect your own anus like all wittle boys do, then go and play with your best friend that you have just discovered. Leave the grown-ups to do grown up things Snoddie!!!

  40. 40
    will says:

    well dont worry the daily pravda will not mention any of this as it all started to go wrong when the coalition was elected as the nasty tories and the confederate lib dems are aiding them, never mind that gordon brown admitted defending civil servants who leaked public policies, but no leverson questions on this


  41. 41
    Sayeeda Warsi says:


  42. 42
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:

    The sign should have said ‘Drum an de Bass from 4am gangsta rapper band’ That would have kept the cops and licence officers away.

  43. 43
    Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

    Has the thief Ed Ballsup and his thieving wife apologised for claiming £600 food expenses every month and ‘flipping’ their main home 3 times in 2 years? Whilst they were earning a basic combined salary of £283,732. Any apology from the thieves for trying to pull a fast one by having each submitted two monthly claims for mortgage interest for nearly twice the cost of their actual payments?

    No, thought not.

  44. 44
    Excellent News cheers Laura says:

  45. 45
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:

    I don’t like the way this is going.
    The Last time Europe tried to force Germany to ‘Pay up’ the C*nts invaded Poland.

  46. 46
    Cllr Mustaffa councilhouse (Respec party) says:

    I don’t like the way things are going.
    The Last time Europe tried to make the Germans ‘pay up’ the C*nts invaded Poland.

  47. 47
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    You really are a little man, let me guess you work for the council

  48. 48
    Lord bumwatch says:

    Leavenson has proved he cannot ensure the safety of witnesses – not once but twice!

  49. 49
    Anyone for wiff waff? says:

    “Ambrose Evans-Pritchard” – the sort of name of a chap who wears pink open crotch panties.

  50. 50
    Pip says:

    “it’s interesting watching them all swear on oath and then say what they say.”

    So what action will be taken for perjury ?

    How can ordinary Jo Public get that ball rolling ?

    Murdoch and Brown completely contradicted one another and the reporters have reported that lies have been told under oath – so when and how will this be dealt with ?

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Is poor Alistair having one of his turns ?

  52. 52

    I agree. The fellow will simply have to go, as will the EUSSR.

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