July 4th, 2012

Diamond Hits Back With No Jerk Rule

Yesterday Nell Diamond caused a stir telling George Osborne and Ed Miliband to “hold my dick“, but this afternoon Daddy Diamond taught his daughter a lesson by enforcing his strict “no jerk rule“. With Bob explaining to the Treasury Select Committee how he got “frustrated with his technology“, the Lobby didn’t need an excuse to behave like schoolboys:

Brian wouldn’t stand for this smut…


  1. 1
    Well says:

    Who to believe, politicians or bankers?

  2. 2
    Diamond uses the "Labour defence"...I know nuthin' says:

    Well was that worth waiting for I ask myself…..??? MPs and the rest of us none the wiser after nearly 3 hours

  3. 3
    AC1's rabbi says:

    These Chosen people are so common! Always lowering the tone, with inevitable references to body orifices and er, wanking off!

  4. 4
    a non says:

    That was almost as exciting of re-runs of “Shane”

  5. 5
    Adam Sandler says:

    Fuck off! I’ve made a whole career out of that shit. Literally!

  6. 6
    Backwoodsman says:

    Can we just skip to the bit where he implicates Brown, Balls & Cooper, please.

  7. 7
    UKIP.i.am says:

    So Barclays is much like the NHS. Individuals within it do wrong. And at Barclays they get fired when caught out, whereas there is a culture of cover-ups in the NHS. And as regards Libor what about all the other banks like the nationalised RBS? How much fiddling of the Libor rate has that been doing? Quite a lot I expect so where are the investigations into them?

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    Owain Glyndwr says:

    There are worse things to watch, like the millitwat having a crap in his bidet

  9. 9
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Politicians have a record of lying and thieving well before the time of Crassus

  10. 10
    chuckus yemoney says:

    Me too.
    Since admitting I smoked pot everybody understands why I now spout sh*t

  11. 11
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Politicians, bankers or journalists, surely! Very tricky choice. Blair/Brown, Polly/Mehdi or Bob. Yep, Bob, hands down.

  12. 12
    Cwm Rhondda says:

    You obviously haven’t seen the one dubbed in Welsh by an effeminate Welsh-speaker.

  13. 13
    The BBC says:

    I’m sorry. We can’t seem to find that clip.

  14. 14
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    That is no way to speak about kinnock

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Obviously what we need is New Libor.

  16. 16
    Rat's arse says:

    Tough choice ‘Well’!

  17. 17
    Fish says:

    Memo to the new BBC Director General

    Ross Hawkins
    Robert Peston
    Norman (Labour) Smith
    Paul (Trot) Mason
    Robin Bryant
    Nick (Toenails) Robinson
    Julian Joyce
    Shanaz Musafer
    Hugh Pymm
    Vicky Young

    ALL covering Barclays today. Don’t come fuckinwell whining that you haven’t got enough money to go round. These numbers say that there’s more than enough. Fuckinwell sort it out.

  18. 18
    Hollywood says:

    The Human Millipede

    Shudder in Horror as David Millipede’s face is sewn to the arse of the Labour Party leader and has to swallow his poop.

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    life's a bris says:

    “Brian woudn’t stand for this smut”

    Are you offering him tips about circumcising the debate?

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    Carlos says:

    Soooo some tax & expense fiddling MPs actually tried to play holier than thou to a CEO who fell on his sword for not spotting the fiddling that was going on at the behest of the BoE and LieBour BEFORE he got the job.

    Don’t know what makes me happier, seeing the MPs demonstrate their hypocrisy and ignorance or the BBC’s frustration that they failed to land a blow! Hope the run up to the return leg of this match results in some sweaty nights for Blinky and Co.

  21. 21
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    Labour are going to get away with this one as well arn’t they..sigh.

  22. 22
    Ian says:

  23. 23

    Is it just me or was Bob Diamond’s evidence to the Treasury Select Committee today was not the Armageddon that we had been led to believe it would be.

    It is difficult to see evidence that any scores were trying to be settled here.

    I had posted last night I wonder what sort of arbitrage might be going on right now? Maybe the answer to that is well hidden. Maybe he was just speaking plainly. I have no idea which right now but feel that future events will ultimately inform us. I suspect the middle-east might play a part in these developments…

  24. 24
    Lord of the Manor says:

    Lets scrap the capitalism of the last 200 years and return control to landowning gentry, hey chaps.

  25. 25
    Alan Truss Bodger says:

    Hey! Now you’re learning how the world works.

    Can I interest you in an (unpaid) intern job at the Guardian?

  26. 26
    Carlos says:

    Not so sure.. they want an enquiry and the sheeple think the target are the Beastly Bankers but I think if they push hard enough, they might end up shooting themselves in the foot.

  27. 27
    The Paragnostic says:


    Wait for Paul Tucker to give evidence and name and shame the Labour Libor Lowering Louts.

  28. 28
    a non says:


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    nellnewman says:

    Do you know I don’t think so. And neither do they – Why else have they been running round tv and radio stations like headless chicken publicly declaring their ‘innocence’?

    AlastairDarling – I know nothing about banking and Libor my office was squeaky clean. Bullyballs – I was somewhere else at the time. vadera-Idon’t remember anything about Libor. Gordon? – where is gordon? deafening silence!!

  30. 30
    Alan Trust Fucker says:

    That wasn’t really me you know.

    I’m caring and compassionate.

  31. 31
    nellnewman says:

    Interesting that bobdiamond said vadera was ‘heavily involved’ !!

  32. 32
    Bogeyman says:

    This new BBC chappie – I’m beginning to like him.

    Not for anything he’s done. But on R4 just now a Guardianistess was wailing that the Beeb has chosen “yet another grey-haired white male” and that a wommon should have been considered.

    So it can’t be all bad.

  33. 33
    Carlos says:

    Grasshopper say: “Keep powder dry and pick your battle”
    This was just the opening salvo but did you notice he didn’t drop any other UK banks in it… me thinks there is a plan.

  34. 34
    not a machine says:

    I think Mr Tyries opening remarks of hopeing Mr Diamond would be more helpful , suggested it was an oppertunity , that diminished rather quickly when his answers seemed to centre around Barclays being a great company that he loved . There were quite a few interesting questions , compliance dept , reports to morning meeting , sequence of time criminal actions were happening before compliance picked up. The one that surprised me was Jon Manns question on funding motto from Quakers that set up Barclays ” Honesty and plain dealing ” considering Mr Diamond loved Barclays so much you might have though he would have loved the founding principals so as to recall them….. Mr Thurso also had a very troubling line for SMEs if one beleives such rate drop deals , were too good to be true if you didnt have ability to make them pay out more …..

    I dont think I can recall a select commitee meeting where there was perhaps such a level of illuminating where answers were not forthcomming with some genuine penetence .

  35. 35
    Banker Spod says:

    But the bankers are beastly!

    Hugely fucking beastly! They are like vampires to small and medium sized businesses and individuals. They drain the life blood out of our economy and put nothing in.

  36. 36
    Ian says:

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    The Paragnostic says:

    I wouldn’t imagine the Arab sovereign funds are too happy at the moment – finding out that Labour ministers (or their apparatchiks) were trying to influence the Libor rates at the very time they were agreeing their recapitalisation of Barclays must be a little piquing, to say the least. Although Diamond didn’t drop any smart bombs, I thought he gave a good account of what went on, even if it didn’t chime with the wishes of Red Ed.

    The inability of the Labour members to understand simple answers, and their determination to make their political point to the exclusion of all else, was as sickening as it was inevitable.

  38. 38
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    they are habitual ‘nothing to do with me’ merchants nellie…one some or all of them will be fingered…this doesn’t smack of civil servants asking questions

  39. 39
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Please take note:

    Gordon Brown was apparently telling the whole world what to do during the credit crisis and apparently he achieved it by saving the world. Yet we are also expected to believe he was not involved in telling British bankers what to do. Hmmm. Doesn’t that sound rather odd?

  40. 40
    not a machine says:

    Any change of mind of wishing to downgrade Christmas as well as libor ?.

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    Ian says:

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    UKIP.i.am says:

    “Is it just me or was Bob Diamond’s evidence to the Treasury Select Committee today was not the Armageddon that we had been led to believe it would be.”

    Considering it is US Independence Day you would have expected plenty of fireworks. What we ended up with was a damp squib. Have we been conned again?

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    The Paragnostic says:

    There is clear evidence for the Osborne allegation in the file note produced by Barclays yesterday.

    No names are yet involved, but Tucker should be able to illuminate the matter – in fact it’s likely that Gideon has already spoken with Tucker and knows who applied the pressure.

    New Labour – lying is in its DNA.

  44. 44
    The BBC says:

    Oh Goodness!

    How did another middle-aged white make get through the gates?

    I’ve told them time and time again – people of a different hue and wearing exotic garments ONLY.

  45. 45

    Stranger things have happened, especially when I have been around.

    Changing the subject only slightly, it is often said, but impossible to cite, that Einstein claimed that the average person only used some 10% of their mental ability.

    My supposition is that the figure is more like 1%.

    If I am right, then Einstein will have been correct in theory but mistaken as to quantum.

  46. 46
    nellnewman says:

    OK lets look at what we know.

    Guido published a graph of Barclays Libor rate which was consistently high until that telephone conversation with BofE Paul Tucker when it plummeted and stayed plummeted.

    Barclays have said they have a tape of that telephone conversation – any news Guido on that? can you get it?

    bobdiamond when asked about the westminster folks named shriekyshriti as being ‘heavily involved’

    Evidence is mounting.

    One last point. That tucker chap was supposed to succeed mervking -does he sound like a suitable head of BofE to you? He sounds more like a labour bag man.

  47. 47
    The Paragnostic says:

    A serious question – how can one have a satisfactory wank with a mutilated cock? Foreskins are surely needed?

  48. 48
    D L George says:

    Metaphorically, it already happened.

  49. 49
    anon says:

    Huffing and puffing Austin is obviously out of the loop and afraid to commit himself to a diplomatic rebuttal for fear of being tarred with the same brush in case the fall out against Labour is later proved to be correct.

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    nellnewman says:

    OK lets look at what we know.

    gu ido published a graph of ba rcla ys Libor rate which was consistently high until that telephone conversation with Bo f E Pa *ul Tuc ker when it plummeted and stayed plummeted.

    Barclays have said they have a tape of that telephone conversation – any news Gu ido on that? can you get it?

    bobdiamond when asked about the west minster folks named shrie kyshri ti as being ‘heavily involved’

    Evidence is mounting.

    One last point. That tuc ker chap was supposed to succeed mer vkin g -does he sound like a suitable head of Bo fE to you? He sounds more like a labour bag man.

  51. 51
    Chingrinner Memorial Committee says:

    Ed Miliband must believe he and his shadow cabinet can withstand the inner detail coming out regarding his former governing colleague’s machinations with the banks pre bailout.

    The labour members today behaved as only they can and do….hypocrites.

  52. 52
    nellnewman says:

    Well he did name vadera – but expect they are keeping their powder dry for Tyrie’s forthcoming Inquiry. Wonder if they’ll be calling gordonbrown to attend?

    He appe@red at chilcot and lied (not very convincingly)
    He appe@red at leveson and lied (even less convincingly)
    Perhaps he’ll be more practised for Tyrie.

  53. 53
    Gordon McDoom says:

    My government had a no jerk rule.

    Can’t honestly say it was rigorously enforced.

  54. 54
    The Paragnostic says:

    Most people go through the majority of their lives without engaging in abstract thought, so 1% may be about right.

    A lot of the time, people react to situations on an emotional level, without analysing what they are reacting to (I know I do – whenever I see a socialist spouting nonsense, my hackles rise and I give less attention to the said than to the sayer), and this is enough to cater for most situations – even when actual thought takes place it is more often than not based on rules of thumb derived from experience.

    Anyway – thinking is hard, and interferes with football and sex.

  55. 55
    Jake says:

    How can Cameron expect these buffoons to resolve anything!

    Tyrie – most famous for being man-handled by Steve Hilton (Camerons head of staff) AT TORY Conference for irregular comments

    Fallon – declares an interest in a Brokerage who has filed a complaint against Barclays

    Norman – reminds Diamond he worked with his at BZW


  56. 56
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Hold my dick,” but “No jerks”? (Just a little bit of “edgy” humour there, eh, Guido?)

  57. 57
    The Paragnostic says:

    Tucker studied maths and philosophy at Trinity, Cambridge.

    As a former inmate of Fenlands Poly (also studying maths), I can confidently state that Tucker is far too intelligent to be a Labour bag man.

    My reading of the note is that Tucker was tipping off Diamond about the undue pressure he was being put under by Labour, not that he was pushing the Labour view.

  58. 58
    concrete pump says:

    Now that’s a question you should definitely ask a rabbi, outside a synagogue not in a public toilet…

  59. 59

    What’s the difference between a Yank and a Jerk?

  60. 60
    NooLieBore says:

    Lying, Boring, and NeoCobblers! – it’s what we do! – as do our mouthpieces, – the BBC, Grouniad – and PollyTwaddle

  61. 61

    John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, verbally went for Diamond and asked
    “Tell me the three founding principles of the Quakers who founded Barclays?” “Perhaps I should tattoo them on your knuckles.

    “Honesty. Integrity. Plain dealing.”

    John Mann
    Labour MP for Bassetlaw
    Employs wife, Joanna White, as Office Manager

    Just sayin’ is all.

  62. 62
    Rabbi Chaim Gunnar Kutsher-Dickov says:

    Portnoy didn’t have any complaints– not about that part of it, anyway.

  63. 63
    Aunty Matter says:

    Well I don’t believe the BBC

  64. 64
    A Family Doctor says:

    was NELL Diamond or NEILL Diamond that said

    Hold my dick ..??

  65. 65
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I see the BBC have a new mong in chief. He’s a lefty twat as well.

  66. 66
    pissed off voter says:

    you must pay top money to get the best people. lmfao

  67. 67
    paxo says:


    i’ll cut his bollocks off.

  68. 68
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    Get in there,Andy Murray.

    My job is on the line if you lose

  69. 69
    Archer Karcher says:

    You have just described the government, not the bankers.

  70. 70
    concrete pump says:

    “Honesty. Integrity. Plain dealing……”?

    ACAB and HATE would fit much better.

  71. 71
    BBC wordsmith says:

    The offenders are ‘described’ as black. The woman is clearly a bigot.


  72. 72
    nellnewman says:

    Poor old tucker – his new job to succeed mervking is now on the line. Suspect he’s not going to get it.

    Whatever he was doing; as the graph shows barclays Libor rate fell precipitately, and stayed fallen, right after his call to barclays.

  73. 73
    Tachybaptus says:

    Unless he has 28 fingers, which is what you’d need for ‘HonestyIntegrityPlain Dealing’.

  74. 74
    The Paragnostic says:

    The last rabbi I talked to was trying to persuade me to go to his shul, about 35 years ago.

    My fault for looking a bit swarthy, I suppose.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    450K a year to preside over Labour’s propaganda machine?

    Hell, that’s 3000 households they’ll have to extort just for his salary, with god knows how many more for the bugger’s pension.

  77. 77
    The Libor Party says:

    Diamond is a jerk.

  78. 78
    Tachybaptus says:

    Trinity, the college that gave us Guy Burgess, Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt and John Cairncross (Donald Maclean was at Trinity Hall). I was at Trinity too, a complete waste of three years ending with a degree in Moral Sciences that has never been of the slightest use to me.

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    UKIP.i.am says:

    I have those words tattooed on my dick. Not that I’m bragging mind.

  80. 80
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    He has just been on lbc talking crap trying to deflect osborne saying that we should be working together, crap if liebour are guilty they should be in the dock

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    The double dutch rudder?

  82. 82
    Fog says:

    He knew. He knows we know he knew.

  83. 83
    Well it's a thought says:

    It was his turn.

  84. 84
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Thank god for ITV and Tom Bradby. Bradby just highlighted that Diamond referred to ‘Ministers’ applying pressure to the BoE, yet on the BBC news old Toenails totally ignored it. Waffling on about evil Tories being backed by bankers, typical BBC sleaze.

  85. 85
    keredybretsa says:

    A physically sick Rough Diamond the million bonus-geez,who not only defended such lovely little earners, he demanded them as an in-born right for Investment Bankers. Guess it’ll be ‘am I responsible for the sins of our employees? I am the victim of a witch hunt of unprecedented proportions, leading up to a judicial enquiry which will
    in-turn cost the taxpayers millions. Millions that would pay for an army of nurses, or
    thousands of school places….or the bonuses of a very few Investment Bankers’.
    Where were all the Global Financial Watchdogs? Were they all asleep in their beds or did they choose as in the past few years to turn a blind-eye to such activities.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    John Mann, a trougher with attitude.

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    Tower Hamlets news says:

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Bradby just said it again MINISTERS

    So come on BBC fuckwits time for you to stop handing out blow jobs to the Labour party and do your fucking job.

    And where is Gordon Brown?

  89. 89
    Anyone but Murray says:

    Fuck off Murray you jock arsehole.

  90. 90
    M says:

    politicians , media , police , bankers , EU , unions . All involved in cultures of corruption & lying .
    Next you’ll be announcing that the Higgs Boson particle discovery is false . The in the enquiry that follows they were told to falsify evidence or they would lose their funding
    This is the desperate culture we live in

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    ALAN BENTNOB says:

    I was just wondering if she would “hold my dick”?

  92. 92

    I have never been interested in football (I know, can I really be human?) so other interests in your taxonomical spectrum have had to bear the strain…

  93. 93
    gramma says:

    CY- One is a Dutchism that was attributed to Americans, the other an Americanism attributed to a dumb person.
    Pull the other one.

  94. 94

    Marcus Agius is due to appear tomorrow. As he is now staying on for the recruitment of a replacement, he may chose to say what Diamond has kept quiet about.

    The book is not closed yet.

    IMHO they should now call Jerry del Missier to appear.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Didn’t that new DG at the BBC use to play bass for the Who? Well he looks really tall but his heals are high, substitute.

  96. 96

    Ah! But you give us some entertaining posts… ;-)

  97. 97

    No. Can’t Explain!

    John Entwistle had real class and was one of the top five bassists of all time.

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    Ian says:

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Gramma: I always thought it depended on how well the American fellow could hold his liquor; you may be a Yank, but you don’t have to be a jerk about it.

  100. 100
    just saying. says:

    our leaders need to show loyalty to their teams…and not pass the blame to the team members.

  101. 101
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Too true, fantastic bass player.

  102. 102
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Isn’t that Brown.

  103. 103
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Is Paul Tucker the brother of Malcolm Tucker?

  104. 104
    UKIP.i.am says:

    I fell physically sick when I watch the BBC.

  105. 105
    Sue Brown says:

    He has taught his brat how to be a lying, money grubbing, publicity seeking hoon.

  106. 106
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    I reckon IDNND won’t get fooled again.

  107. 107
    Amongamongstus says:

    …..says the purveyor of the pink oboe.

  108. 108
    Aunty Matter says:

    Interesting that C4 news leads with the Higg’s Boson story, but why do lefties always ask “is it worth it?” when talking about science and discovery?

    I’ve never heard a lefty ask about the NHS or housing benefit (which costs us many times more than what CERN costs to run) “is it worth it?”

  109. 109
    Aunty Matter says:

    I get the same way when I see Victoria Derbyshire on TV, she really has a face for radio (but not the voice or personality)

  110. 110
    South of the M4 says:

    Because they are not capable of strategic thought being driven by envy and a need for a short-term gain. They are in essence selfish. The long-term is somebody else’s responsibility.

  111. 111
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    Is is true that we in the Tory Party have no idea of the national anger over the Libor scandal.

    The peasants need to be reminded that us Tories are bankrolled by the Bankers,bless their cotton socks.

  112. 112
    Liam Byrne says:

    There’s no money left.

  113. 113
    nellnewman says:

    It’s that nasty word p a u l sweetie. The modbot hates it!

  114. 114
    MacGuffin says:

    She will be holding everyone’s dick by the time this is over.

  115. 115
    Jimmy Carr says:

    1% is my favourite figure.

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    EdBallsMutteringIdiot says:

    Agreed Carlos! Listening to the Liebour Mong MPs sneering at Diamond when the hypocrites have been fiddling expenses and triple flipping to enhance their wages is sickening!! Jail the lot of them!

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    Ian says:

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    annette curton says:

    If John Mann could count and had any honesty he would have had the 4 knuckles on the fingers of his right hand tattooed with TWAT and the 4 knuckles on the fingers of his left hand tattooed with FACE.

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    dream on says:

    13 years of strict control and accountability by the Liebour party for the bankers, really worked didn’t it.

  120. 120
    Lou Scannon says:

    Lefties like stuff that goes round in never-decreasing circles while wasting loads of energy.

  121. 121
    Ed Balls says:

    Can I demonstrate my light touch on you?

  122. 122
    Gordon Brown(Live from Ed Miliband's house of Commons Office) says:

    I told you Andy Murray would win at Wimbledon today.

    The curse of Jonah has passed on to David Cameron.

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    just saying says:

    Yvette Cooper was Chief Sec to the Treasury during the crucial time of Libor rigging.

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    concrete pump says:

  125. 125
    annette curton says:

    Seaman St**nes

  126. 126
    Ed Balls says:

  127. 127
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Balls is scum.

  128. 128
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ed Miliband. Tomorrow I will offer the PM three mini inquiries followed by a really big one. And then the next day I will change my mind again. Where is my bandwagon.

  129. 129
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Your boring and I’m snoring.

  130. 130
    TomCatesby says:

    Nell Diamond says. ‘Hold my dick’. She can hold mine!

  131. 131
    concrete pump says:

    Social workers call it a ‘bad touch’.

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

    Mann sums up all thick ignorant stupid Labour MP’s

  133. 133
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    We in the Nasty Party have no Plan B for the UK economy,or anything else for that matter.

    Chipping Norton is totally out of Bollinger tonight.

  134. 134
    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    I mean to say if someone is trying to take 30 million pounds off you do you just hand it to them?

    Why of course not!

    You look for ways of undermining them not openly but ever co covertly. Leave them in no doubt that if you lose 30 million they will lose more than just cash.

    It works every time if you do your homework in advance and the others don’t really know what they are doing.

  135. 135
    nellnewman says:

    Darling says yvette cooper was put into his office as a spy at height of libor crisis. Wonder what gordon wanted her to do? Bet she talked it over with bullyballs who was part of ,what Darling called, gordon’s sinister shadowy treasury based in no10.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Brown when speaking of the credit crunch / 2008 banking crisis – as Labour were in their death throes – always ‘managed’ to speak of issues as being of ‘GloBAL problems’ – and always inferred that those problems were ‘abroad in other countries’.

    He is hooked by his own public domain ‘mutterings’ and deliberately pointed all blame elsewhere overseas.

    In other words – Gordon daren’t mention the sh… it in his own backyard which you created and he connived to cover up. But don’t forget the Tory millionaires and funders who to a man remained silent while they too were filling their boots with the swag and the public coffers.

  137. 137
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    M cat can carry out a better cross examination than that.

    And he is fucking French!

  138. 138
    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    You on the payroll as well?

    This afternoon was a perfect example of a slimeball being “questioned” by a crowd of paid for cun*ts.

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    dream on says:

    I’ll think about it and get in touch with you, say in 500 years.

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    concrete pump says:

    He sells oboes..does he…?

    Not much wrong in that.

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    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    A complete vindication of Cameron’s judgement.

    It showed that our elected representatives are supremely capable of handling an enquiry into this matter.

  142. 142
    dream on says:

    Still waiting on the Labour parties plan B, plan A cost the country dear.

  143. 143
    Jog On Brown Mong says:

    He has no credibility left. Just a liability.

  144. 144
    Alyingstare Campbell says:

    You’re an accomplished liar, Ed. Straight out of the T.B£iar School for Lefty Liars.

  145. 145
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    SKRAAAAAAWWKK!!! (flutter) (retch) A-HUUURRKK!!

  146. 146
    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    And three years learning how to dance at the other end of the ballroom can never be regarded as wasted.

  147. 147
    Blowing Whistles says:

    What they’re all guilty of is Treason. Now …. lets look ‘back just a little’ at who quietly repealed the treason laws – such that he could be a liar and not be done or impeached as he became the most treasonous SOAB who ever found his way to being PM.

    The key is – when someone ‘subverts Parliament unlawfully in order to strengthen their own position and that of his eventual paymasters!!!’ and they do it unlawfully and or illegally – then we can go back and nab the SOAB. Problem is the SOB’s in the Judicial circles who acted to aid anb abet he would be a liar – who did it to protect themselves as well.

    Where’s Charlie boy flatmate falconer these days and one of his other nasty friends Byers the liar? [Mr Network rail cover up man himself]

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    Mcsnide says:

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    Release Roger says:

    At 0930 this morning, in scenes reminiscent of Stasi East Germany, 2 police cars and 4 policemen from Merseyside Police arrested British Constitution Group Chairman Roger Hayes at his Wirral home and drove away.


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    Brown's shitst@ins says:

    The Knob and Balls is smeared with Brown’s shit.

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    G G Allin says:

    Do that shit on stage and I might be impressed.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The joke gets worse – Agius is himself “completely TAINTED”. He’s to stay on to ‘See over’ the next appointee … someone who will so obviously be ‘beholden and craven’ to Agius and his friends ….

    The serial executive Agius – is so “TOXIC” himself – and yet no one in the city or Parliament … ffs … dares to scream out. The illusion of cleansing the system goes on; and as for a press & media who claim to hold the banks and MP’s to account … ffs people wake up.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Who hath thtolen my blank thyeet of paper ?

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Why was he known throughout Westminster as McPoison ?

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    annette curton says:

    I decided it was the right thing to do.

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    Liebour's Damnosa Hereditas says:

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    just saying. says:

    it’s interesting that as soon as Mr Blair shows serious interest in becoming re.elected as UK PM….that we have a witness statement that there was a secret computer in Downing Street during the NewLabour years.
    ….Behind LieBore is the culture of banking….if Mr Brown is going to get it…Then no doubt he would leak stuff to discredit OurTone. Bruised ego and all that….and that may end Mr Blair’s political ambitions. They have always been very very close…..afterall.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Gordoom –

    The RIG and OR MORTICE

    has set in; it seems that you and yours died a long time ago. Your just fighting the inevitable burial.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    The only man who ever propositioned me at Cambridge was a lonely African student who said, ‘Can’t find a woman, so you’ll have to do.’ I declined, but I felt sorry for him.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The card sharks at the HOC and Barclays – just don’t want to and can’t admit that “Their games” were all Rigged. ‘Mea Culpa’ is the game they don’t want to play along with that other pillar group over at the RCJ.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    It’s Mr Twhistle while you shirk -now.

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    Revd. Phoney (£rd Fucking Way) B£iar, sanctimonious git and £iar, emoting and wiv stupid grin says:

    Grodon was my special choice to manage the economy of my £rd Way. Wasn’t that inspired?!

    Cherry says she will go after anyone who imputes me or Grodon!

    And all I can say is, – the shredders were worf every penny!!

    Am I bovvard? Nah!!

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    OFGS!!! says:

    Not even a token eff_nic lesbo one-legged muso misfit!

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Must have been getting something on with Jacqui as well – I guess.

    Funny how McPoison was never asked to have a psychiatric check up from the neck up … but then the idiot pigs at SO19 and FTAC had been totally politicised by then.

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    'Tory' Rust Bucket Dave - says:

    I’m determined to . . . .

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    will says:

    Tower Hamlets a rotten borough full of rotten councillors, voted for by a rotton electorate.

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    will says:

    Maybe we should find a way to harness all the energy that they waste in rightous indicnation and saying its all others fault.

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    nellnewman says:

    Well that sort of seamy gossip is what gordon’s right hand man was famous for isn’t it.

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    will says:

    Oh no you wont because i bet someone at barclays has recorded various conversations to cover thier arses, so what out it could get mucky

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    Mike hunt says:

    the only true statement made by a liebour politician.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


    Ed, you’ve gone into ‘blink’ overdrive….

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    The Paragnostic says:

    The only thing that taints Agius is his membership of the BBC Trust.

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    Snodgrass says:

    Well my “wommon” wouldn’t be up to the job. She can’t even work the remote controller. Goes like Stephenson’s rocket, though.

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    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    In gentler times it might have been regarded as picking up the white man’s burden

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    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    Wake me up when she’s progressed to sucking.

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    concrete wump says:

    concrete pump, the Keith Chegwin of order_order.com.

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    Honest New Labor Spokeperson says:

    This utter criminal greed by Wanker Bankers was started by those nasty Tories when Harold Macmillan was PM from 1957 to 1963 , his nick name was Super Mac, and his most despised saying was “You’ve never had it so good” This of course without a shadow of doubt is how the nasty Tories sowed the seeds for the events that unfolded around 2007 when thankfully New Labor were in Control, literally of everything. Is was only the clear foresight & swift action by our Supreme Leader Our Gordon that stopped the Universe from melting down & we must be eternally grateful for his outstanding brilliance. We are still awaiting for those nasty Tories to apologise for causing these events & to pay compensation to everyone alive & dead, for the actions they started back in 1957. Of course we will hammer these points home without challenge on every BBC TV/Radio channels for the next 100 years as to who are the real culprits who devised this evil plan as the peasants need to be constantly indoctrinated of these clear honest facts…….

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    Amongamongstus says:

    Yeah, his 3¼” pink oboe.

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    Anonymous says:

    He he he. That’s the kind of humour this party wants. Well done.

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    Bogeyman says:

    I’m loving the elegant replies to this tweet. Get ready…

    Ali Mosabbir, Board of Director at Tower Hamlets Community Housing:

    I think it would be fare if they add Ken Livingston?

    Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets:

    I think it is doable-standard nothing has been done when Ken Livington breached the party rules to but no one dare to say any think.


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    My Rabbit says:

    Please stop pulling that monotonous boring worn out old … Trick … out of the hat its so hollow and so many doubts have been cast on it these days.

    Its B-o-r-i-n-g.

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    button rubber says:

    Can I be your right hand man nell?

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    Anonymous says:

    Disgusting nepotism. You must be equally outraged by someone called Nadine Dorries?

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Well, you’re the one who went for the obvious, John Entwistle, whereas I went for a diabolically-clever reference to Neil Entwistle in the Gun Nut thread. I could have gone for an even more tenuous reference, Peg Entwistle, a starlet who killed herself by jumping off the “HOLLYWOOD” sign in Los Angeles in the 1930’s, by claiming Director-General of BBC is a suicide mission, but I decided not to. I may be a lot of things, but boring, as in obvious, I ain’t.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    And he ain’t mates with Mandlebum and fagboyclark at the Build buggering classes then…

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    Fabians are Evil says:

    Labour took the country to war on a lie – so they certainly will regard a bit of a LIBOR fiddle as small beer.

    But if you want an ongoing and shameless example of a BIG fiddle involving millions of tax payer pounds just think on the UNION/Labour Pilgrim SCAM!!!

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    known to social services says:

    It’s amazing what you know about these things cp.

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    Pickled Wizard says:

    This has got absolutely nothing to do with this – I just thought it was worth seeing Piers Moron be made to look a twat!

    Although, on message, wouldn’t it be refreshing to have Ted Nugent chair the LIBOR enquiry?

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    I can't be arsed to think up another new pseudonym says:

    I do not believe that any EMPLOYEE of a business, however big it is, is worth £20 million pounds, either as a salary, or a bonus.
    If a person creates, from scratch a business where he/she owns all the equity and thus takes all the risk, they can pay themselves a trillion pounds a year if the business will support it, but an employee on such inflated salary/bonus deals – never in a month of Thursdays.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    I have gone from Deficit Denier to LIBOR Liar.

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    Saffron says:

    I watched today the Miss Muffet inquisition of Mr Diamantie by a bunch of incompetent assholes.
    Bobby boy was not singing to their tune and they did not like it one little bit,he might as well have been questioned by the local idiot for what it was worth.
    What has this achieved,well absolutely Jack Shit as far as I can see.
    Can this go farther,yes it can provided that politic’os butt out with their scheming and let Plod really get involved as is their duty and the duty of the CPS will it go to this,probably not seeing as they are all into this together.
    Folks what you are seeing now is the establishment covering for one another.
    What we have seen today is in raw detail what goes on in this country and it is a disgrace and the sheeple of this country and in fact the world really need to wake up and smell the coffee or all will be lost to these spiv politic’os and their bankster conspiritors.

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    AC1 says:

    Hello Tat.

    Time for you to increase your medicine. Rampant Anti-Semitism seems to be the first sign of your mental illness.

    From all here, we still want you to

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    Old Troy Bigot says:

    Fuck all this nonsense.

    Eric Sykes has died.

    He had a more postitive impact on my life than any politician.

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    Gordon says:

    But was not the biggest shock Andrew Murray actually playing well?

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    Oi! Nick Hewer GFTO says:

    Oi! Nick Hewer!

    Get off my fucking television you Silver Fox c unt.

    He seems to be the BBC’s authority and pundit on everything nowadays. Why didn’t they make him DG?

    Fuck off Nick!

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    just saying says:

    Bob Diamond uses the same ” I’m a straight kinda guy” hand gestures as Tony Bliar.

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    Anon. says:

    I have read this several time and still havent a clue what your on about !

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    EdBallsMutteringIdiot says:

    It’s called ‘Pillow Talk’ before Yvette donned a strap-on and took Ed’s virginity again!!

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    Anonymous says:

    The plot thickens.

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    Don't Drink the Water in the BBC Green Room says:

    And he’s a bit pissed too.

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    All in this together says:

    MPs investigating bankers is like Catholics investigating the Pope.

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    Anonymous says:

    Murray’s sponsored by Viagra cos he only ever gets a semi.

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    AC1 says:

    Ian doth protest too much (for someone claiming to be oh so innocent)…

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    Chippy inglander watch says:

    Well done Andy Murray. Btw when are the Inglish tennis players going to be playing ?

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    UKIP.i.am says:

    All your rules were enforced as rigorously as the Eurozone debt rules and which is why Britain and Europe ended up in the mess they are in.

    If the government breaks its own rules, as Brown did with borrowing, as MPs did with expenses, and routinely fiddle the figures on things like debt, crime and employment then how can you not expect others not to break the rules?

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    Ed Moribund says:

    I employ my brother – as a bag carrier – haha
    Jaqui had dick on the payroll
    Hattie has Mrs Jack
    Ed has Yvette
    Tonty has little Hillary

    We’re all at the same trough. Nadine is a lightweight.
    She needs to get an old shed and claim 100k a year for it before she can enter the top league.

    Mind you, we’re all jealous of Neil. The whole family on the Brussels gravy train, and all tax free+ expenses.

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    particle physics says:

    But as Eric blinked out of our lives the Higgs Boson blinked into it.

    I think think Eric would have liked that.

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    Ed Moribund says:

    Pleath don’t wisth him well, Gordon.
    Don’t sthpoil it foawr him.

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    UKIP.i.am says:

    I don’t think anyone is expecting the Spanish Inquisition.

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    Hawkeye says:

    How long before other “open secrets” such as Gold & Silver price “manipulation” emerges?


    Any whistleblowers, just be careful on the streets in London! There are some very bad drivers out there:



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    AC1 says:

    In the NHS the death rate compared to decent medical provision is easy to work out. Just no journalist likes to investigate lowest denominator (except the politically connected) treatment rationing.

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    Pump My Libor says:

    Well they do want that nice little sinecure when they reach then end of their greasy pole, don’t they?

    It’s either at a bank or a huge, utterly incompetent American IT provider.

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    AC1 says:


    “Sometimes Being Responsible Means*****ing People Off”

    By Janet Tavakoli – July 3, 2012

    Last week, Gillian Tett of the Financial Times wrote how five years previously, she and her fellow journalists were intimidated into backing off of a huge story about banks manipulating LIBOR. This is the London Interbank Offered Rate set by a poll of leading banks to determine the benchmark interest rate referenced by many home mortgage loans, floating rate notes, collateralized debt obligations, and many other financial instruments:

    “At the time, this sparked furious criticism from the British Bankers’ Association, as well as big banks such as Barclays; the word “scaremongering” was used. But now we know that, amid the blustering from the BBA, the reality was worse than we thought. As emails released by the UK Financial Services Authority show, some Barclays traders were engaged in a constant and pervasive attempt to rig the Libor market from 2006 on, with the encouragement of more senior managers. And the British bank may not have been alone.”

    (“LIBOR Affair Shows Banking’s Big Conceit,” Financial Times, June 28, 2012.)

    At the heart of the allegations is what appears to be a blasé criminal conspiracy within Barclays. Moreover, Tett is correct. Barclays is far from alone.

    Unfortunately, the intimidation was a success. The BBA and Barclays chose their word carefully, because accusing journalists of “scaremongering” suggests they are irresponsible sensationalist hacks. In essence, through lies and intimidation, they threatened to ruin careers.

    The Financial Times backed off. As a result, the best coverage of the ongoing scandal came from a controversial blog with mostly anonymous writers called ZeroHedge. It pounded on the story harder than mainstream financial media. Not only are other banks implicated in the scandal, the Bank of England, a bank regulator, is also implicated.

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    Anon. says:

    Agreed + infinity

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    Twatter says:

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    Pump My Libor says:

    Speed I would suggest.

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    Diane Abbott says:

    You are so right Sarah.

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    Da da daaaa ! says:

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition !

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    Pump My Libor says:


    In the world I grew up in, not so long ago, 100% of mothers would be likely to send their kids to school and give them a good walloping if they bunked off.

    What sort of upsidedown world do these lefties inhabit?

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    Carl Sagan says:

    Evidently not the same planet as the rest of us.

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    El Spanish Inquisition says:

    Ths is why we make it a surprise.

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    Pump My Libor says:

    Paxo on Newsnight sneering at ‘2 Brains’ Willlets about the Higgs Bozon.

    Paxo is such an ignorant oaf, isn’t he?

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    AC1 says:

    They never make sense.

  226. 226
    AC1 says:

    “degree in Moral Sciences” I bet you can serve some nice cripsy fries with a drink though.


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    Diane Fatbott MP aka Hackney Abbot says:

    And West Indian Mums?

  228. 228
    Pump My Libor says:

    Please noooooooo!

    Not the comfy chair!

  229. 229
    Sharon Matthews says:

    Sorry about that Sarah.

  230. 230
    AC1 says:

    rotten imported electorate.

  231. 231
    GOD says:

    Nah. They ain’t found any particle belonging to me.

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    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Too much sauce old boy?

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    Diane Fatbott says:

    They’d go to the wall for their kids.

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    Anonymous says:

    I suspect Diamond must have been leant on.

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    Ed Ballsup says:

    Schools must not produce winners.

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    Chuka Urmunneyaround says:

    Yo !

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    ANDREW I have got nothing new to say. says:

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    Piemania says:

    Yes, and he’s got a very big nose.

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    Lib értar ián my árs*é says:

    Yes, and he’s got a very big nóse.

    ‘nóse’ apparently is on the mo d bót list. What a useless b log this is.

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    Labour Party HQ says:

    Thats ok, no wories. we no U R a gud Labour votr.

    Keap voting 4 Labour.

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    DOG says:

    I dоn’t thіnk yоu undеrstаnd thе grаvіty оf thе sіtuаtіоn.

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    Johnny says:

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    Brown's shitst@ins on the BBC says:

    Why is the BBC employing junkies?

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    Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

    Yep, that bastard Tory government, in power while the LIBOR scandal was taking place. In 2006.

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    The Libor Party says:

    We are innocent. Ed Milibands will drop his pants and show us his Balls.

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    Shut the BBC, sell it for 20p, says:

    They moved their offices to Manchester, so, you know, the pool of available talent is, uhm, ‘restricted’.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Thith ith going too far, too fatht. I will not act in a reckleth and irrethponthible manner.

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    Judge Dreadful says:

    Why isn’t this crooked MP in prison?

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    Fish says:

    Hey Johnny are you sure about this?

    It can’t be true BBC News never mentioned that there was pressure from the Government or that Bobby D mentioned the word MINISTERS,

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    Facts Gentlemen, Please says:

    There is plenty of assertion but no evidence. Which ‘secret’ court do you allege he was tried in? Do you mean a magistrates court? If so, which one? It would be helpful if you provided some facts, not rhetoric.

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    Nurse says:

    Ed could be a first.

    The world’s first ‘special needs’ prime minister.

    Spastics everywhere will rejoice and spill their orange drinks down their bibs.

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    not a machine says:

    Tonights NN pensions debate was topical although didnt quite get beyond the question phase . Oh dear many of you are going to live longer , need more medical care and all this lot is bloody expensive if your not 53k a year in pension ?? I perhaps would first point out that this subjects has a great deal of variety , yes the subject of sorting todays workers to provide for tommorows pensioners , need not be the acctuaries calculation made out , the government could look at a number of ways of , partitioning capital at income , or ensuring good homes have sound ways of financing and low capital costs .
    I dont think I would like any shift anyway from a universal pot , and for some time costs and charges for private pensions have been under review . If the government wishes to back away from certain aspects of provison of care for the elderly , then it must not back away from ensuring certain standards are kept .
    Now I am sure that if Mr Willets considered how he would feel about manually shifting 10 tonne of sand day in day out to get his pension , rather than his more intellectual profession , he might have a different view on what people require in old age or end of life .
    Where acctuary studies fail , is of course the point at which said pension turns from being a holiday and enjoyment of life , to paying for the extra care and help . There is also the problem of trying to build the sort of beaurocracy that is sleek and efficient in use of peoples pensions , as there circumstances change , in other words what we have at the moment isnt really doing much more than placing some people wrong or even spending too much before they are placed right .
    There are a variety of groups which enjoy the success of providng good rates on car or home insurance and holidays , but it all gets a bit messy when we get to care and care homes and some of dark goings on that went on under labour , which I have witnessed my self . If you ask pensioners if they have much faith in the system , you might be surprised at the verdict , more so when you have not much else than state pension . The trouble is of course that pension and health care merge in these later years of life and decisons come down to social services , which have to interact in a much more intimate way in peoples lives .
    The goverment can appear to be wanting things like death taxes and all the additional beaurocracy to suck away at capital , or they can develope ideas that ensure capital is mostly there when they arrive at that stage of life , that people can afford it and that that the small sums of capital can be left to will .
    The tradgey is for those people who become impaired before they have sorted there affairs out , or for those who fall prey to those looking for them as victims . A system where people can sort there affairs out would save a lot of beaurocrcay , we have pre nups , so why not a system that has pre incapable that can allow for some dignity and keep the vultures out ??

    Home carers do save the goverment money , but that all changes when social care comes to home . When Mr Willets becomes infirm would he like to be able to trust the systems he is interacting with …. mmm is that a yes , well then he will know how others feel , about having strangers who may have poor levels of compassion , tending to him .
    The public private debate is interesting , as we saw with southern cross , it is perfectly possible for , directors to run a company so as to stuff there pockets and get good inspection ratings which defy the truth . It is aso possible for local government to run care homes like prisons to put money into other things .
    Perhaps if the design of facilities of any system was given pre thought , then people could make pre incapable choices , and there subsequent implimentation would be much better , kinder and more efficent .

    Still not convinced on HS2 , if new forms of motor vehicle energy are in the pipe line makes even less sense . Why not solve capacity with double deck trains ??? mmmm seems to be no cost analysis comparison avalible . I dont know why rail has ended up being so expensive , perhaps putting it on the correct footing would be a good start , rather than fast unwanted fantasies .The whole premise takes no account of other aspects .

    Why does everyone keep refering to Higgs Bosun as a particle , I thought it was a “field” and even then you cannot ignore that somthing may be on the other side of it . At the moment its being defined as purley somthing in which certain non god related forms have the potential to occure .
    That basic physics question and simple experience is still interesting on “is light a particle or a wave ” perhaps this new confirmation of the theoretical will make that simple , slits and light source experiemnt answerable . It does not change that god could work outside Higgs Bosun .

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    Michael says:

    Calm down, dear !

  255. 255
    Cultural Enrichment Society says:

    From the third world, to the first world, to take it back to the third world. Celebrate diversity folks, these people are the future.

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    Adolf Hilter says:

    No it all started with that ‘nasty’ Tory Churchill. If he hadn’t won WW2 for us we would now have a government who knew how to deal with bankers. There would be no debate, no enquiry. Nuffink.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I have abolished Boom and Bust.

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    UKIP.i.am says:

    It all boils down to this:

    Are we seriously expected to believe that Gordon Brown, the man who was telling world leaders how to save the banking system during the credit crisis, was not involved somehow in getting British Bankers to fiddle LIBOR to make the UK banking system look healthier than what it was? Even if it was done for the best intentions.

    It is not as if politicians have not been manipulating things like debt, crime and unemployment figures for decades, is it?

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    New Labour, New Libor says:

    @IanAustinMP does not actually deny it, does he?

    He is more like Al Capone, saying show me the proof.

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    Sentinel says:

    Let’s remind ourselves who the Nasty party is.

    – illegal wars
    – hundreds of thousands of civilians killed
    – colluding in kidnapping (“rendition”)
    – colluding in torture

    Ah yes, that would be LABOUR.

    Now fuck off.

  261. 261
    Gordon Brown says:

    Just last week I wished the pilots of the two Tornado jets a safe journey flying over Scotland.

  262. 262
    James Brown says:

    It’s a man’s world, luv, put the kettle on.

  263. 263
    The Pope says:

    If it’s mass you like then I’m your guy.

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    bbc powder boy says:

    ey we’re fooking sorted for whizz and charlie though!

  265. 265

    What Diamond did say The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise.

    What Diamond did not say As CEO, I am responsible for what happens under my leadership, whether I am a contributing part of it or not. If I did not know about something this serious – going on right under my nose – then I should have done.

    As Bob Diamond did not say that, I am saying it for him.


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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    ALAN BENTNOB (H M D) says:

    Yet more Quantitive easing to be announced this morning ,
    That should pay the bankers bonuses for another year
    Thanks Georgie

  268. 268
    ALAN BENTNOB (H M D) says:

    Soon as Sky mentioned “Senior government officials” yesterday , i quickly turned over to watch the BBC do everything possible to avoid any mention of labour

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    Anonymous says:

    Remember systems engineering both hard and soft variety is no longer undertaken by HMG it is who you know not what you know that counts.
    The country is just one massive rotten borough stuffed to the gills with Labour voting officials and immigrants.

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    Anonymous says:

    Not . Stop messing about and put the Troops in. the people would support the Army.

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    2 ova kind says:

    Thick as thieves as the saying goes?

  272. 272
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    Never ever forget that the Nasty Party (Tories) are bankrolled by the bankers.

    Here comes the Bollinger truck pulling into Chipping Norton now.

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    One can but dream says:

    Pity Bob didn’t casually say something like “Yeah,I admit we made a buck or two out of these dodgy rates. Oh, by the way, how much did you make out of fiddling your expenses, flipping your houses, employing your relatives etc”.

    Now that would have cause the Beeb to blow (if you’ll pardon the expression) a fuse.

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    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    Wouldn’t his silly hat be rather a distraction?

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    Cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    Almost right.

    Unfortunately Dave beat him to it.

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    One can but wonder says:

    He is relative (by marriage) to the Roths – so ironclad protection. I still wonder how he managed to ‘unresign’ himself though, with nobody saying “Oi, hang about a minute..” etc

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    Raving Loon says:

    Because it was probably Labour policy to condone Libor rigging, that’s why.

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    Dalek alert says:


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    Ready, steady, go says:

    So, this week’s caption comp will be to find as many words as we can rhyming with Tucker?

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    Twat watch says:

    You fucking twat…get off this site.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Surely that should be – Labour ministers asked for Libor fixing?

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    Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner says:

    But regrettably, our future seems to now be behind us.

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    dream on says:

    I thought it was bankers who bankrolled Labour giving them pocket money and the real bank roll was from the unions.

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    dream on says:

    Oh I forgot hiya TwAT, how’s the blog.

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    Ernestine Tentions says:

    In my experience, Systems Engineering is practiced by many people who do not understand systems – e.g. software is not a system. Nor could they engineer a lever.

    SE is utter bollocks.

    Your second sentence ignores the fact that Conservative and Lib Dem parties are also ‘stuffed to the gills’ with corrupt, career politicians (professional liars) whose prime loyalty is to themselves.

    2 / 10 , see me!

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    Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner says:

    …. and the bottomless money called the Union Modernisation Scam

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    Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner says:

    money pit {don’t know where the missing word went}

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    Well it's a thought says:

    What’s up with the camoron lunatic, why is he allowing the magnifying glass to be taken off the Libor scam by giving PR to the army sackings, he’s really lost it or he’s not in control of anything, I hate his guts but I hate Liebour even more, just can’t understand the stupidity.

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    I Yagree says:

    Yup, got it in one.

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    I Yagree says:

    Too late pal, the last bus left 20 minutes ago.

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    ALAN BENTNOB (H M D) says:

    I see Dave has announced which of our regiments he is cutting (after it was leaked to sky yesterday)
    to remove 20,000 of our troops off the payroll
    his long term plan is to replace them with the TA
    who will make up 30% of our forces !
    Are there really that many people wanting to put their life on the line for a country that doesn’t care two fucks about it’s military ? while squandering vast amounts of money on other peoples failed currencies , and giving it to countries who just want to kill us , and stealing it for themselves
    what next , buy your own weapons ?

    Why don’t we have politicians who work for nothing ?

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    I Yagree says:

    If the Span Inq had been as useless at extracting info as that lot yesterday, there would have been no hangings, burnings torture etc.

    How dull it all seems

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    Dalek alert says:


  294. 294
    Encore une fois says:

    All in it together, remember?

  295. 295
    Encore une fois says:

    More to the point, WTF do we actually need any politicians?

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    WTF says:

    Newsnight led on a vital story about pensioners…

  297. 297
    Independence for Scotland Now says:

    Why has Scotland escaped army cuts?

  298. 298
    don't make me laugh says:

    Report on Toady backed by a kids charity and Mumsnet complaining that a million children in the UK are starving and parents are so poor they can only afford one MacDonalds Happy Meal…

  299. 299
    Hannibal from Cathage says:

    If we sign up to a joint EU/NATO intervention force not only will there be financial savings but also a better fighting force can be had.

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    I drive a Skoda says:

    At present there are 13 overseas territories for whose defence we are responsible.

    At the same tIme not one of these territories pays for the full level of service provided.

    I for one would be happy to cancel the cuts if these overseas wallas were prepared to pay the full whack for their own defense

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    Bob the Builder says:

    Bob the Banker
    He can muck it up
    What a wanker
    Yes, he can.

    He’s a Big Boy
    He can fix a rate
    Let’s all dump on him
    And invigorate.

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    Anonymous says:

  303. 303
    A slight dose of CiF says:

    Hardly a ringing endorsement. Like having to pick up a t.urd out of bucket of sh1te and deliberating on which is the cleanest-looking one.

  304. 304
    Evil Landlord says:

    Did you wish good luck to the female Formula 1 driver at the weekend too ?

  305. 305
    the world today. says:

    2 ova kind…..
    one is called Judas,
    the other bonkers.
    one expresses our sentiment…..the other our language…neither is our voice.

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    Curious Anon Viewer says:

    At the end of yesterday afternoon’s 3 hours session in the Wilson Room @ HoP did anyone else notice that “Diamond Cut Bob” former CEO of Barclays appeared to leave his i-phone on the table top as he collected his papers & folder then walked out with his group of people ?

    I wonder if he may have decided to recorded the entire 3 hours of his replies ?? hmmmm

    Perhaps he may have wanted to continue this recording afterwards of what was said off of camera as well ….hhmmmmm

    It looked like one of his group behind him & to the right was keeping a running log of the proceedings directly typing the Q & A info into a laptop …… hhhmmmmmmm

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    Haribo Halfwit says:

    That’s a scary point you just made there.

    Science rests upon the replicability of results by other researchers – that’s how the bluff was called on ‘cold fusion’ a few decades ago. When it comes to this, how many other researchers can falsify the results of a multibillion hadron collider? I doubt there’s even one.

    If it weren’t for the scale and persistence of the global warming fraud, I’d think it impossible. Now, I’m not so sure.

  309. 309
    Stan Lee says:

    His helpoing Iron Fust, Spider-man and the Juman Torch counts for nothing?

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