July 5th, 2012

Sons of Brown Defend Time in Office

There is a right old bunfight going on in the Chamber between Osborne and Balls over the LIBOR scandal. Guido noticed that defending the Brown era of financial regulation on the Opposition front bench were; Brown’s former SpAd Ed Miliband, Brown’s closest aide and henchman Ed Balls, as well as Chris Leslie, Brown’s (uncontested) leadership campaign manager. The government always wants to remind everyone that the people who were in charge of banking regulation when the scandals and collapses happened are still around. Leading the Labour Party…

UPDATE: Osborne has just said the same thing:


  1. 1
    Yep says:

    Balls talking Balls again

  2. 2
    A reader says:

    talking a lot of blinking balls

  3. 3
    Greychatter says:

    Regretably the Loony LEFT have short memories, the Labour disaster has happened three times in the working lifetime of some of us. Learn from History!!

  4. 4
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    £60bn defict before the Lehmans crash…

    2002 £19,046 millions

    2003 £34,004 millions

    2004 £36,797 millions

    2005 £41,355 millions

    2006 £30,755 millions

    2007 £33,718 millions

    2008 £68,003 millions

    Total 2002 – 2008 Deficit of £263,678 millions

    2009 £152,289 millions

    2010 £148,774 millions

    Total 2009 -2010 Deficit of £301,063 millions

    Net total debt accumulated in the period 1998 – 2008 £225,876

    Net total debt accumulated in the period 1998-2010 £526,339 millions

    Figures taken from http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/oct/18/deficit-debt-government-borrowing-data.

  5. 5
    felixthetwat says:

    fuck it!

  6. 6
    I love the FT says:

    “Leading” the Labour Party ….ha ha ha

  7. 7
    Ravinder says:

    It’s about time these people were held accountable.

    I don’t suppose Gordon Brown is there as well?

  8. 8
    Zoro says:

    Who gave young bandwagon two brack eye’s? has he been lippy to Len again?

  9. 9
    Toryboy says:

    Gideon is looking a right chump! Which fool didn’t check their own website which is currently showing both DC & GO demanding a judicial review into banking in 2008!

  10. 10
    I love the FT says:

    calm down dear…one day it will be you

  11. 11
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:



  12. 12
    Quisling says:

    on Skype from his Nokia Smartphone

  13. 13
    Ravinder says:

    The toxic legacy of Labour, it takes years to clean up their mess.

  14. 14
    I love the FT says:

    Three tits in front

    Eight more just behind

  15. 15
    Tron says:

    “He [Osborne] has impugned my integrity” -Ed Balls.

    You’ve got to laugh.

  16. 16
    london man says:

    Bring all the opposition before a judge led inuoiry and swear on oath. We will then see how the libor case will unravel.chair of the inquiry.

  17. 17
    Quisling says:

    Probably ….

    1. 4 years old
    2. No longer subject to legitimate expectation

  18. 18
    Thomas from Tonna says:

    Why doesn’t Balls just knock that little sanctimonious count out.

    It would definitely brighten things up and finish off any hope of a Parliamentary Inquiry working.

  19. 19
    Liebore scandal says:

    Balls should be in prison.

  20. 20
    Jokeline says:

    Higgs Boson goes into a Catholic church.
    The priest says, “You’re not welcome here.”
    Higgs Boson says “You can’t have mass
    without me.”

  21. 21
    I love the FT says:

    To busy watching redundant aircraft carriers being built just across the river from his constituency

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Leading it to disaster.

  23. 23
    Danny Boy says:

    Labour will have no credibility with the productive side of the economy until Ed Balls and Ed Miliband are removed from the front bench.

    Listening to the pair of them – they are like arsonists criticising the fire brigade.

    As long as we have postal voting, the unions, the BBC & the millions of public sector workers in non jobs I guess the Labour Party could be led by a donkey & still win in 2015 – or sooner.

  24. 24
    A liar, cheat, & arrogant bully, economic illiterate & smug git who put Prudence on the streets says:

    Spaekin’ as a’ Son o’ tha’ Manse ah’m as pure as tha’ gold ah’ sold!

    An’ nuthin’s ma’ fult ye un’stn!

    An’ ma’ bonny boyz are makin’ sure ma’ leggy’s unsullied!

  25. 25
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Ed Milliband looks like he wants to die, right there and then.

    I actually feel a bit sorry for him.

  26. 26
    Ed MerelyBland says:

    I’m turning into a panda

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    @Greychatter .. my regular chant too 3 times these idiot socialists vote for a party that runs us into the ground .. why? They dole out more money than the Liberals and that’s saying something. Is there anyway we can create a disease that only attacks this particular strain of human being and banker?

  28. 28
    Mike Hunt says:

    And almost of half of the people would vote for them so that they could do it again.

  29. 29
    Andy Pandy who is getting angry says:

    “I did not know he (Balls) had any integrity to impugn” — George Osborne

  30. 30
    Awaiting what exactly? says:


    Slow quartering?

    …. ?

  31. 31
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Do they deliberately line up all the big bosomed hussys behind the Eds?

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    They dont like it up them, you know !

  33. 33
    Mike Hunt says:

    You cannot impugn something that does not exist.

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Hear Hear

  35. 35
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    If you think I am going to pay a subscription just because you print on pink paper you can think again.

  36. 36
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    And more than half of those people were tending goats under a tree in a far away place the last time the UK had an election.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    I have a feeling Labour wont win for some years to come, people are very fed up with them and the fact that they havent admitted their part in the financial crisis.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    He doesnt look the full shilling in that pic !

  39. 39
    slaphead Dave says:

    FFS, it’s like two baldy bastards fighting over a comb. Every c’unt outside of UK knows Britain’s run by foreign bankers.

  40. 40
    Albert Einstein says:

    It is what happens when an unstoppable farce meets an immoveable Osborne

  41. 41
    YorkshireLad says:

    Given half a chance, leading us all to disaster!

  42. 42
    Greychatter says:

    The four years after Labour came in, in 1997 where when Gordon Brown was still baseing on Ken Clarke’s figures. If the Tories had got back in instead of New Labour we wouldn’t be in the mess we are now in. Voters have short memories,
    Labour has aways been a disaster!!

  43. 43
    Liebore scandal says:

    A 5×5 cell, one meal a day of a cracker and a glass of warm water.

  44. 44
    Bob Diamond's knob polisher says:

    shekel, surely?

  45. 45
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I agree with you Jane.

    I swear by the South Wales Evening Post.

    If it is not in the Post then it is not worth knowing!

  46. 46
    Dan Gelberry says:

    Osborne is rubbing their noses in the Brown stuff.

    Love it!

  47. 47
    Send the Guy News team says:

  48. 48
    Industrial Light & Magic says:

  49. 49
    Bluebottle says:

    I have pink toilet paper.

  50. 50
    yeah, right.... says:

    Now you know this, and I know this, and you’d assume that well educated, well resourced media giants like Paxman, Humphries et al would know it to.

    Yet they constantly allow Balls to peddle his line that growth is the only way to deal with a deficit. The UK had unbroken growth between 1999 and 2007 yet the deficit soared.

    Paxman plays the big beast when he’s got a slip of a girl to bully, less of a merciless inquisitor when dealing with Labour’s Mr Mendacity

  51. 51
    Mike Hunt says:

    But they give better freebies.

  52. 52
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Rubbing our noses in diversity and all that.

    Not as easily undone as a financial fuck up.

    They have fundamentally changed the makeup of our society – for the worse.

    I offer up a small prayer to St. Enoch of Brum, for he was spot on the mark.

  53. 53
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:


  54. 54
    Raving Loon says:

    I’m no fan of Davey boy, but it’s hard to stick the Libor scandal on the Tories. The blame lies with Balls, Brown and Merv.

  55. 55
    Mike Hunt says:

    But that way t won’t report until AFTER the next election, by which time the loonies will have taken over the asylum again.

  56. 56
    nmj says:

    They lie on relex; putting them on oath will mean nothing.

  57. 57
    Raving Loon says:

    I think that joke follows the standard model.

  58. 58
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    What robbie coltrane got to do with it?

  59. 59
    BBC Newsroom lefties says:

    Labour were never in power, how many times do we have to remind you proles? It was all the fault of ‘Fatchur’ she was in charge up until 2010 from 1979.

    Haven’t you all read 1984? Now shut up and pay your TV tax.

  60. 60
    Rinka Scott says:

    I would much prefer him to rub the noses of the Eurozone in the Brown stuff.

    he could have saved us all a few pennies.

  61. 61
    Mike Hunt says:

    See post 50.

    Bread and circuses.

  62. 62
    Mike Hunt says:

    The BBC will be doing their best of course.

  63. 63
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    brown’s protege ed balls making the case for a judge led enquiry is purely and simply a smoke screen so that the labour government’s role in what happened is longgrassed for as long as possible. Balls is a slimey double talking scumbag who isn’t fit for office…even in opposition

  64. 64
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    No Inquiry = Cover Up

    So keep up the bad work Tory Trolls

  65. 65
    Greychatter says:

    Our Grand children and Great Grand Children will still be paying for Labours excesses long after we are gone!!

    But who learns from history?

  66. 66
    Tattoo 'The plane boss the plane' says:

    How come that tall git Bercow is not stopping this?

  67. 67
    knobnuts says:

    hazel blears has changed her look thats for sure..good effort girl

  68. 68
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    Will Boris be renaming his London bikes, from Boris Barclay Bikes, to Boris Bastard Banker Bikes

  69. 69
    Raving Loon says:

    Labour spends more than they receive in taxes – shock report.

  70. 70
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    But It was already there, 40 years ago!

  71. 71
    Rhonddablue says:

    Leading IT to power. Leading US to disaster.

  72. 72
    nellnewman says:

    gordon’s not in the chamber then defending his record? Remind me again what we’re paying him for?

  73. 73
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    thats a paxman tactic..swift to overbear when he can…soft when he has a sympathy

  74. 74
    Not surprised says:

    As soon as “the people” realised they could vote themselves money – that was it! Where do “people” think this money comes from?

    I’m not wealthy and don’t subscribe to any particular politcal colour but our entire system is unsustainable and requires urgent radical reform – Tax – Welfare (I despise the term “Benefits”) Education – Healthcare – Civil Service etc. etc.

    Sadly none of the current residents of the Westminster Village are up to the job IMHO! (See I’m up with yoof culture)

  75. 75
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Granted in deference to Liebor policies they should be renamed to ‘Labour – We hope you enjoyed being taken for a ride – bikes’.

    But first we need to inflate the tyres to 55bn PFI

  76. 76
    Stavros says:

    the benefit of using a good fish and chip shop…

  77. 77
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    Should have said that the excellent financial expose was from


  78. 78
    Smackablinky says:

    I’m practically a zen buddhist when it comes to violence but something about blinkface throws that out of the window.
    What a weapons grade winker

  79. 79
    BBC Newsroom lefties says:

    No, Judge run inquiry means more rich mong lawyers and the findings (that Brown and Balls were leaning on the BoE) will be kicked into the long grass until after the next election.

    We know what went wrong, the banks were poorly regulated by the FSA a system set up by Brown and Balls and they then pressurised the BoE to make political decisions.

    Even Alistair Darling agrees with the Tories and he was the only sane fucker in Nu Labour.

  80. 80
    The Brown Mong can't see the truth. Pay me damages and then Jog On says:

    Same old tripe from the socialists dogshite. Who votes for these lying, corrupt, money grubbing and useless arseholes

  81. 81
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Something should be in the chamber as far as McRuin is concerned

  82. 82
    BBC Newsroom lefties says:

    The BBC already have, by claiming (via Toenails) that this is all political mud slinging.

  83. 83
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Watched skid mark bryant this afternoon, you know the usual thoughts like the things you see when you haven’t got a gun. I thought I do not really know enough about this revolting perv. Found out that he was a priest and left cos it was not compatible with cassock lifting, then the first political he joined was the tories. Now if he isn’t schizophrenic who is

  84. 84
    Greychatter says:

    June 20th 2007 – less than two years later the Taxpayers where left exposed to over ONE POINT THREE TRILLION POUNDS of loans and guarantees to the Banks..

    Thats the Brown /Balls/ Milliband legacy for the next generation to clear up.

    How long/ Twenty Years??

    And they all will be enjoying their pensions from the British taxpayer long before then.

  85. 85
    Rick Nobinson says:

    Not forgetting Noman (sic) Smith.

  86. 86
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Will you be renaming yourself SAS TWAT

  87. 87
    Old, socialist, pished stained, demented bag in Edinburgh says:

    I vote Labour.

  88. 88
    nellnewman says:

    I thought it was very interesting when darling was asked about whether he had intervened on Libor that he said ‘ my office was clean’

    He didn’t say labour was though so I wonder who he was thinking in his own government wasn’t clean over this scandal?

    I think we know the answer.

  89. 89
    nellnewman says:

    well georgie’s not the best but he’s a million times better than gordon was.

  90. 90
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    It’s OK, Zac, we see you being humilated every time you appear on t’telly. Besides, it’s about to piss down again.

  91. 91
    Stavros says:

    hes a smarmy hypocritical c’unt….nothing schizophrenic about that judgement

  92. 92
    Brown Out says:

    Disgraceful! The Libor Party will rip itself apart.

  93. 93
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Sorry, Yvonne, but if it’s about Wales it’s not worth knowing either.

  94. 94
    A better Scot than Brown says:

  95. 95
    Toryboy says:

    But this isn’t a particularly strong argument as the average person would correctly say; yes Labour got it wrong, but the Tories were even less keen to have any Regulations at all!? How is that a winning argument for us??

  96. 96
    Pinkbottle says:

    That’s an incredible coincidence — I have BLUE toilet paper!

  97. 97
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    You really are silly little twat, are you not, SAS that is

  98. 98
    annette curton says:

    Lol, it’s all about Halfords.

  99. 99
    Nom Dom Nom says:


  100. 100
    Greychatter says:

    No Judge led enquiry means the MP’s will be doing the enquiry on their salaries, without the rich lawyers getting richer.

    Isn’t the lawyer doing the questioning in the Leveson thing from the same Chambers as Ed Milliband’s wife?

  101. 101
    Toryboy says:

    what has changed?? We now know that the Banks were even more criminal than we knew previously? If a JIM was needed then, then how can GO et al argue differently now?

  102. 102
    Hancock's Half Hour says:

    I am a firm believer in ‘light touch’, but like to follow it up with firm action.

  103. 103
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    My office was clean meant yvette on her hands and knees scrubbing

  104. 104
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    We should Raleigh(sic) around SAS-SNOT and explain what highly geared means

  105. 105
    Errm says:

    A bunfight is a beanfeast. Perhaps you mean catfight.

  106. 106
    Dream on TwAT says:

    Why bother it’s only TwAT, still waiting for your blog

  107. 107
    Bryant says:

    What sort of a guy do you think I am?…

    Tits first

  108. 108
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    That’s nothing you should have seen jon (fancy socks) snot losing oit n C4 news last night, while cross examining a government minister about Bob Diamond. He was spluttering and ranting shouting Lies, Lies, Lies, and are you going to separate banks not ring fence them at him, then turning to the fat, smug lord minus, he would ask in the softest manner what he thought about Bob Diamond.

    He’s an utter privileged hypocritical leftie tosser.

  109. 109
    Selohesra says:

    envious types who want other peoples money lavished on them

  110. 110
    Loungelizard says:

    Which would be fair comment if they’d accused Milibamd and co of doing the same over Leveson.

  111. 111
    Sue Brown says:

    Reckless. Brown &Balls, both should be held to account for their actions.
    Who is running the Libor Party? Brown or Miliband?

  112. 112
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Because the smell of blood can get in the way of letting Liebor of the hook this time

  113. 113
    Nom Dom Nom says:


  114. 114
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Tory Clare Perry in the House of Commons says the “banks have suffered enough”

  115. 115
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    This is all great stuff but what’s in it for me?

  116. 116
    Gordon Brown says:

    I vote Libor

  117. 117
    annette curton says:

    Mervyn King of the Mountains (mountainous debt).

  118. 118
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have never met the city of London, Mr Greenspan will testify to that, as I never sucked him off.

  119. 119
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    The sad part is, that our Troy Troll Scum are displaying staggering arrogance

    Gideon is doing himself NO favour’s in his Ball’s tack. An unfounded accusation, and then refusing to have that accusation investigated. Will back fire ( believe me )

    And all this on a day when

    20,000 forces to personnel to be dumped on dole
    NHS Trusts cancelling Ops in their 1000,s
    150,000 migrates vanishing
    NHS Walk in centres closing
    RAF pilots dying in poorly maintained aircraft !!!!!

    Keep up this nonsense….The Public despise you, along with The Cock and Gidders; while Clegg is electorally doooomed

    Keep on backing the Bankers Tory Trolls….Bonus day looms, you can defend them then…..Good Luck !!!!!

  120. 120
    Anonymous says:

    My parents were lifelong Labour voters and even when I was 14 I said why do you vote for them when the others say x, y, z. They look after the workers they replied. Yeah right did them a lot of good born poor, worked poor, died poor, that’s Labour for you.

  121. 121
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Has nobody asked what Unite want, parliament to lead the enquiry or second rate judge to lead. After all they are the power behind the throne, or bidet if you are talking about millitwat

  122. 122
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Anyone asked Yvette Cooper about libor fiddling?

  123. 123
    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    Jog On Brown!

  124. 124
    Zoro says:

    I think it’s postal mouth your thinking of.

  125. 125
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    Not sure why the caption on the right hand doesn’t read Dead – or is that a new spelling?

  126. 126
    Pickled Wizard says:

    DAvid k*lly – case in question. I hope Gideon doesn’t go walking in the woods.

  127. 127
    Eunuchonomics says:

    No Balls.

  128. 128

    Can someone lend me £50 quid please, seeing Denmark just decided to steal all my money.

  129. 129
    Gordon Brown says:

    Vote Libor!

  130. 130
    Ed Balls says:

    I like to go downhill fast

  131. 131
    Mother Theresa says:

    Shouldn’t you be MPing instead of fucking about playing games, you Hunt.

  132. 132
    Marvo the great Magician says:

    “150,000 migrates vanishing”

    If only.

  133. 133
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Interesting how all those 4 slimeballs only acquired wives for political purposes.

    Both Brown & Leslie collected beards for cover.
    Balls married Yvette to double his chances/influence.
    Ed M only got married when it became embarrassing as party leader not to be.

    Funny old world, innit ?

  134. 134
    Dream on TwAT says:

    I keep forgetting how many soldiers died in an illegal war, how many more have to die a sandpit that has sucked in two century’s of our soldiers, NHS is political it’s there to keep union members in a job not to help the sick, who let these migrants in without checking, NHS walk in is duplication now Labour has all those doctors in PFI mini hospitals, prove that RAF pilots died in poorly maintained aircraft, prove that the tory politicians did the maintenance on them, dick head.

  135. 135
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    you silly little twat

    20,000 forces to be phased out due to libours 35billion black hole in th MOD
    Only NHS ops being cancelled are in those absolutly phucking disastrous PFI trusts the liebour party set up, billions in debt because of this bizarre policy
    immigrants vanishing 100% down to the liebour party with the open door policy of allowing anyone and I mean anyone into the country
    RAF pilots dying, So you have inside information about this crash that happened a couple of days ago, like you were sent the flight recorders etc, had access to maint logs and records

    Suggest you pick up a phone and talk to your doc. If treated early delusions can be tretaed by meds

  136. 136
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    errrrrr Yeap. Gidders has increased our deficiit. Gideon is on course to borrow more in 5 years, than Labour did in 13.

  137. 137
    Anonymous says:

    Oh do fuck off socialist gobshite.

  138. 138
    Duty Pedant for Dummies says:

    Oh dear, where to start. OK from the top….

    Troy Tory

  139. 139
    Pickled Wizard says:

    The only thing she was scrubbing clean were balls, mcbroon, millitwat and her own fingerprints from the relevant documents, whilst relaying everything to the mcbroon/balls bunker.

  140. 140
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    And skidmark bryant got himself a husband called jared

  141. 141
    Eunuchonomics says:

    @Sasnot. Yes, if the previous Libor government had not mismanaged the economy we would not be in this mess.

  142. 142
    Well it's a thought says:

    I see the green is showing how empty the HOC gets when it must be tea time or claim expenses time.

  143. 143
    Call me Dave says:

    Calm down dear!

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Spot on!

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    SAS NOT !!! says:

    errrrr Not an illegal war, no matter how many times you preclaim it was ( it wasnt )

    Walk in centres have been very successful and cost effective ( keeping people out of A&E )

    RAF Aircraft, cost cutting has seen less money spent on maintence.

  146. 146
    Greychatter says:

    No you’re thinking of Cheri B’liar.


    Justine Thornton (born 1970) is a British barrister, and the wife of Ed Miliband, the current Leader of the Labour Party.

  147. 147
    Equity says:

    Our members need a break

  148. 148
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    LOL. errrr Nope

    Vanishing from Damien ( phone hacker ) Greens records.

    He doesnt know where 150,000 migrants to UK are.

  149. 149
    Duty Pedant for Dummies says:

    Maintenance not maintence

  150. 150
    Tony says:

    Cameron has never been anything other than a “sound bite” politician

    Intellectually bereft of any coherent plan or vision

    He failed to win an “open goal” election in 2010 – the kind of open goal Thatcher in 1979 and Blair in 1997 triumphed in with 100 plus seat overall majorities.

    Cameron and the Cameroon project sees the Tory back benches stuffed with a few hundred “poodles” the likes of Mensch, Patel, McVeigh, James etc…..

    The Tories still have a small window of opportunity…

    SEND THE 1922 IN

    Install Hague and Davis as the TOP TEAM with Ken Clarke in No 11!

  151. 151
    Gordon Brown says:

    Can’t a man enjoy a cigarette on a bus anymore?

  152. 152
    Well it's a thought says:

    Be nice if it was a permanent unpaid one, life would still go on.

  153. 153
    Duty Pedant for Dummies says:

    deficit not deficiit

  154. 154
    just asking says:

    By the same token, if Labour refused to hold a judicial review into banking in 2008, why demand one now?

  155. 155
    Aunty Matter says:

    The Tories were not in power, Cameron can spout all the shit he likes in opposition, what matters is what those in power did. and in the case of Balls and Brown they fucked up.

    It wasn’t light regulation that caused this problem it was the lack of any regulation.

    As I keep pointing out it was only after Labour took over we saw a massive explosion in cheap mortgages, mortgages of 5 or 6 times salary (not the 2.5 times pre Labour) we saw 125% and self certified mortgages.

    Labour try to blame America, but Northern Rock failed a whole year before the US banking system collapsed.

    The BBC and Labour try to say the Tories would have done the same, not true, When Ken Clarke was Chancellor in 1996 he didn’t plan to get rid of the BoE overseeing the banks, it was Labour and if I remember the Tories opposed the FSA being set up, something Toenails likes to forget to tell us on the news.

  156. 156

    Go on Asti.

    (She’s got enormous knockers and you should see her toad in the hole.)

  157. 157
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    Gidders is on course to increase our debt in 2015 to nearly double that of May 2010. This is a fact.

    Gidders has borrowed more in 2010, 2011, 2012 ( 3 Years ) than total borrowed between 2002-2010 ( 8 years ) , which includes the period at the height of the credit crunch

    I suggest you look it up

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    just stating the bleeding obvious says:

    Swearing on oath doesn’t stop Labour lies.

  159. 159
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    Hair-splitter NOT Pedant.

  160. 160
    Cinna says:

    Were Barclays massaging the Libor or Liebor?

  161. 161
    Archer Karcher says:

    “We now know”

    What a crock of shite, Labour knew all along and encouraged it. Labour were hand in glove, doing everything they could to keep the credit bubble growing and the deception of growth that surrounded it. If Labour were called the Gambino crime family, they would all be in jail by now.

  162. 162
    A woman says:

    Can we please try and forget Norman Smith?
    He’s a useless creepy twat.

  163. 163
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Apparently Yvette likes it slimey……………..!!

  164. 164
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    so errrrrr is OK, or should it be Errrrrrrr.

    Keep on apologising Tory Troll.

    Anyone seen Warsi ????

  165. 165
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    They would vote for a poo if you stuck a red rosette in it!

  166. 166
    Lord Stansted says:

    1. “Pound in your pocket Wilson”

    2. “Sunny Jim’s crisis what crisis”

    3. “Watch me start a war before teatime Blair”

    4. “Total f@@@ up Brown”

    That’s 4 in my life so far!

  167. 167
    Archer Karcher says:

    Labour have already started with the “I don’t recall” “I have no recollection” bollocks.
    Imagine what their collective amnesia / premature alzheimers would be like in a couple of years time.
    They would probably be pretending to not even know who they were, or what they were doing in government, by the time they took the stand.

  168. 168
    JH says:

    No Lisa Nandy though, boo.

    Perfect fodder for the fullsome MP appreciation club.

  169. 169
    Mark Ramprakash announces retirement from cricket says:

    Mark Ramprakash announces retirement from cricket

  170. 170
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    No difficult for a scrubber like her

  171. 171
    Pickled Wizard says:

    I thought Liebour were skint? Shouldn’t you be out busking or begging rather than playing on one computer they have left working?

  172. 172
    Archer Karcher says:

    Balls has no balls, he is a typical bully. When bullies are confronted, they shit themselves.

  173. 173
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    SAS i suggest you get treatment, you really are acting a bit silly, now if the big boys are telling you to post, tell daddy

  174. 174
    JH says:

    B’dum Tish.

    Most witty, NDN

  175. 175
    Archer Karcher says:

    Without millions of poor people, Labour and the unions would not exist. While they do, their eternal mission is to turn society against itself, using jealousy, envy and a false sense of exploitation. Labour are the ultimate parasite party.

  176. 176
    Marmite says:

    SASidiot – please make an appointment to see a Psychiatrist a.s.a.p. as you really do need s.e.c.t.i.o.n.i.n.g. for your own good and for the good of the general public.

    Please, please, please, blog on “Left foot (in the mouth) Forward, as they are as i..n..s..*..n..e.. as you.

  177. 177
    Gooey Blob says:

    So the Labour LIBOR scandal is of Old Libor’s making, rather than New Libor.

  178. 178
    Archer Karcher says:

    Probably more likely to be 30-40 years in all honesty. My teenage children will be in their fifties by then and their yet unborn children, in their twenties or thirties and still paying for Labours “economic miracle”.

  179. 179
    Gooey Blob says:

    Funnily enough, they also spend more than they receive in donations.

  180. 180
    Gooey Blob says:

    You mean the ZX Spectrum connected to Prestel via a Prism VTX 5000 modem? Ed Miliband pulled out the plug so he could load Horace Goes Skiing. Unfortunately, it’s a pirated copy so he can’t get it to load properly.

  181. 181
    Archer Karcher says:

    That’s different from Labour’s years of ethnic cleansing and MILLIONS of migrants how? Fcuking Labour hypocrite.

  182. 182
    Ed Balls fisted my hamster says:

    “MPs reject Labour’s motion calling for independent, judge-led inquiry into the rate-fixing scandal by 320 votes to 239″

    Sounds like a big fuck off to Balls, does that. 239 is rather less than Labour’s no. of seats, isn’t it?

  183. 183
    Devil's Dumplings says:

    Two aircraft lost at exactly the same time. You don’t have to be a member of the AAIB to work out that the probable cause for the losses is a mid-air collision in what were poor weather conditions. Therefore, age and maintenance condition of the airframes is very unlikely to be a primary or secondary causal factor. Your apology to the Lossie maintenance teams is required.

  184. 184
    Doolally delaney says:

    too busy

  185. 185
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    New Balls, please.

  186. 186
    Sarah Twatter says:

    How was work today, Gordon ?

  187. 187
    Old Grumpy says:

    We keep hearing from Left Whingers that Cambo and Co. should stop blaming Labour for the ongoing economic woes.

    Well that might well be…………. BUT!………

    This is the gang, who have been caught with their big feet on the accelerator in this LIBOR scandal!…………. AND THEY WANT TO TAKE OVER OUR ECONOMY AGAIN???????????????

    On yer bike Ballsup!

  188. 188
    Fawkbender says:

    I feel one of those old music hall songs coming on

  189. 189
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    I never bother to turn up for these things. Just keep sending me my salary every month.

  190. 190
    Fawkbender says:

    yes my dear

  191. 191
    Fawkbender says:

    Gideon is trying to beat their record

  192. 192

    Oh, yes, Judicial Inquiries, the answer to all our problems according to Labour. Except that previous inquiries, chaired by tame judges, always giving Labour the benefit of the doubt or ignoring their wrongdoing altogether – e.g. Hutton, Leveson and targetting the party’s opponents instead.

    No wonder Labour love Judicial Inquiries.

  193. 193
    Mike Hunt says:

    Don’t argue with the cunt, he’s ‘paid’ by the Liebour party (although they have no money, sound familiar?)

  194. 194

    Too right, Archer. Labour will do nothing to allow the poor to better themselves, that’s why they destroyed education and the economy. They need a population that’s too thick to think for themselves and dependent on the party’s largesse with taxpayers’ money.

    Once anyone begins to think for themselves, they soon come to the conclusion that they have no chance to better themselves while Labour deliberately hold them back.

    Labour’s only ideology is to foment resentment, envy and jealousy. Divide and rule, destroy society and keep the population at each others’ throats.

    The Labour Party are a cancer on society.

  195. 195
    DDC says:

    Don’t expect a reply any time soon as there’s a bit of a domestic at the moment as he burnt the salad while she went out.

  196. 196
    Fawkbender says:

    There are alot swearing of oaths on this blog, a sort of HoC on speed

  197. 197
    Ed Balls fisted my hamster says:

    …”he burnt the salad” … Euphemism?

  198. 198
    Fawkbender says:

    They are taking a note of their one time backer Murdoch

  199. 199
    Fawkbender says:

    They are also learning from the Diamond Geezer

  200. 200
    Susie says:

    Osborne’s got the goods on Balls. One of his closest aides worked at the BoE and is now my MP.

  201. 201
    Susie says:


  202. 202
    HenryV says:

    Gove? Why not Gove?

    Quick referendum on EU. Nothing too stellar just putting us on the same footing as Norway. And away we go.

  203. 203
    Fawkbender says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! didums

  204. 204
    HenryV says:

    I put in an application for a passport when I heard Blair might be thinking about making a return. I would rather be a labourer in God forsaken Western Australia than live here with that smarmy shallow unprincipled rapacious war criminal and his batshit mad wife back in 10.

  205. 205
    Pickled Wizard says:

    They did!

  206. 206
    Pickled Wizard says:

    Only to each others wive and girlfriends

  207. 207
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    McPherson anybody?

  208. 208
    HenryV says:

    Only 3 for me I think. One of my earliest memories is having no electric because of the Three Day Week.

    We shouldn’t forget the NHS as the final nail in the country’s coffin helping to ruin our finances that were shaky due to two wars saving an ungrateful Europe.

  209. 209
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    There there now.

  210. 210
    thine says:

    Voters have short memories,


  211. 211
    Pickled Wizard says:

    Ith not pirated – ith paid for by pfi so it doesnt thow on our balance theet

  212. 212
    DDC says:

    sadly not, as I’m not clever enough

  213. 213
    the happiness industry. says:

    voter have short memory….
    the voters seemed to have moved on.

  214. 214
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Snoddie cnut

  215. 215
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Ooh, Snoddie throwing his rattled ;) out of his pram

  216. 216
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    What do you care Snoddie?

  217. 217
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    I suggest you stick it up, Snoddie

  218. 218
    drphilyerboots says:

    Three day week was under the Heath Government, with Mrs T in the cabinet so cannot blame Labour for that one.

    Blinky is a disaster though!

  219. 219
    Beness says:

    What good will swearing on oath do. Most of them don’t believe in anything but power.
    Want an example look at Blair. He would become a Muslim tomorrow if there were enough votes in it.

  220. 220
    Dr. Sigmund Jethro says:

    149 “preclaim”: did you mean ‘pre-claim’? or ‘proclaim’?
    But perhaps I’m merely splitting hares, or spitting hairs, or spotting tares. You see, it’s little things like this that give you away: can’t spell (‘What does it matter, I’m right anyway!’), can’t do Arithmetic (‘Well, not everyone’s clever with numbers, and it doesn’t invalidate my argument, anyway [nothing will, not least because it is not an argument]!’)… My diagnosis is that you are a Solipsist, with Psychotic tendencies; my prognosis is that you will probably never see the error of your ways, and that, sadly, your condition will not, at present, mean you can be remitted to Broadmoor or Rampton

  221. 221
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    So fucking Osborne after all that fucking posturing backs down and admits that he has no smoking gun against Balls.

    Now I suppose Labour are supposed to roll over onto their backs and agree a half baked Parliamentary Inquiry with Lord Snooty.

    If Milliband has any sense he will tell them to fuck off and remove Balls. He will then be all over the media repeating the phrase “Public Inquiry at Bankers’ Expense”.

    This is how a real man would act.

  222. 222
    Michael Faraway says:

    Wire the bastards up permanently to lie-detectors and taser them after every third lie.

  223. 223
    Complete Innocent says:

    Yvette Cooper has been very quiet; was she not working in the Treasury at the time? Is this an attempt by Ed M to get rid of any future Balls coup?

  224. 224
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    If it was her then Osborne should speak out.

    Christmas will have come early for Ed Milliband.

    My God this is the woman who when in power went on national television and stated she had helped the economic situation by banning the short selling of Banking shares!

  225. 225
    Brown says I'll be back says:

    Well you’ll be able to hear just how I saved the world, the euro and ended boooom and bust when I tell these upstart bigots on the parliamentary committee the facts – I am so into economy I’ll blind them with my sparkling intellect… and they better agree or I’ll set balls and co on to them.

  226. 226
    Greychatter says:

    SAS – obviously doesn’t know the difference between Debt and Deficit.

    Accumulated Government Debt from previous governments is one thing and the Deficit is another.

    If the Debt was doubled that would be something like Two point six Trillion pounds.

    What SAS probably means is the Deficit – the difference between what the Government spends and what it gets in, in Taxes.

    In 2002 the deficit was £19.046 Billion with Gordon Brown as Chancellor
    When Gordon Brown left power – after the Boom Years – in 2010, the 2009 Deficit he left was £152.289 Billions

    George Osbourne had got the Deficit down slightly to £148.774 Billions during 2010

    The Debt increases each year because of the added Deficit figures, hence the total Debt probably arounf One point three Trillion Pounds.

    From 1998 to 2002 the Deficit was in surplus because of Tory Ken Clark’s previous management of the economy.

  227. 227
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Just another unintended consequence of the stupid smoking ban.

    Thousands of pubs and clubs closed, tens of thousands of jobs lost, billions in taxes lost and now the friggin’ roads get closed by twitchy-plod too.

    Repeal the ban and let’s get back to normal living. (Which reminds me, didn’t iDave promise to scrap all the nanny legislation from the last lot ? Seems to have forgotten – bit like all his EU promises).

  228. 228
    This is the very essence of Fraud says:

    Stick your judge led or MP led enquiries up your arse, what is needed is a full scale POLICE enquiry. Jail the fuckers !

  229. 229
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I dont give a shit whether they are left right or centre, black white or from mars .

    If they have done criminal wrongdoing in public office I want them prosecuted and stripped of pensions which my grandchildren may well have to pay for.

    It is that simple.

  230. 230
    Universal Hiss says:

    Edinburgh University gave that twat a pretend doctorate in something or other,perhaps it was wearing fancy socks in a provocative manner, a couple of days before my daughter picked up a real degree.

    One wonders why.

  231. 231

    The efemmant socilist only knows how to bully girls and the week. when faced with someone who knows there subject/stands up for themselves he looks like what he is.

  232. 232
    Universal Hiss says:

    What I still don’t understand is lots but when Diamond said that after that nod & wink that did not take place at all ,ALL banks libor rates plummeted not just Barclays.

    Is that true?

    So did “Whitehall” give the nod & the wink to all banks? Get your libor rates down boys & girls but we never said it & you didn’t hear it?

    On the balance of probability they all have early onset Alzheimer’s or are crooks.

  233. 233
    HenryV says:

    I was 3 for Pete’s sake. The strikers were socialist scum so ultimately their fault. :)

  234. 234
    plato says:

    The Bankers have got away with it

  235. 235
    Throw me a line I'm sinking fast.. says:

    Check out Mac’s cartoon in today’s Mail. Brilliant!

  236. 236
    Golly says:

    I thought that this matter could not get more pathetic than it already is.

    Oh how wrong I was!

    Enter Nick Robinson of the BBC to act as Osborne’s conduit as part of this pitiful political sparring.

    Osborne did not have the guts to speak out against Balls when challenged by him in the House. If he Osborne had told the truth this afternoon he could not have been sued.

    What a little pipsqueak Osborne really is. He comes out of the House and looks for an individual to do his bidding and picks on someone whose salary is paid for by all poor taxpayers who have no choice in the matter.

    Just think how he must behave at these international summits;

    Perhaps that danish Finance Minister can be of some assistance to the UK Electorate

  237. 237
    Mars Attacks says:

    Nice to have you back Mike!

  238. 238
    Legal Crook says:

    Osbourne attacked Balls out of Parliament, knowing he would do nothing about it. If he had attacked without proof in the house. The speaker would have forced him to retract the statement.

  239. 239
    South of the M4 says:

    After 30+ years earning a living which involves interpreting what people really mean by what they say – I can confidently conclude that when they say ” where is the evidence, put up or shut up” – they mean ‘ I have covered my tracks and you will not catch me’. I really hope that the ‘ nasty party’ are just that – and nail these *astards to the wall with no sympathy.

  240. 240
    Balls needs a bucket of water says:

    There’s no smoke without fire.

  241. 241
    Rich union bosses says:

    We are.

  242. 242
    Anon Hacked off Voter !! says:

    What if Joe Public makes a complaint to the Met,( remember they are the organisation, we pay for, that are supposed to catch the baddies & then lock the mother fcukers up !) about Libor Rate Fixing scam won’t the Met be obligated to investigate or does that only apply when LieLabor shirt-lifters raise it, like a quick up & under, before the Met will do anything ?? But of course the end conclusion will be the Nasty Tories are the root cause of this scam for what they done going back centuries ago…….!!!! And nothing to do with Gordon I’m bonkers without One up the Bum Browne & Ed full of Wind,Piss & Shit Milliepeed The Minor, along
    Ed who talks bollacks 24/7 Balls & the rest of the ZanuLieLabor Annal infested rejects !!
    Plus Of course all aided & abetted on every corporation TV & Radio channels they control, by the Biased Broadcasting Company aka BBC…..to blame the nasty party for everything…………!!!! aaah democracy you know with ZanuLieLabor it will never be allowed to work. The supreme leader knows what best for everyone alive or dead !!!!

  243. 243
    Nodrog Nworb says:

    Tit anium?

  244. 244
    c'untmeter says:

    you can be sure that whatever went on re the treasury and the brown henchmen ed ballsup was in the frame

  245. 245
    Bill Bell says:

    Nice idea accept we’d end up with power cuts

  246. 246
    no FT. no Rubbish Comment. says:

    it was the FT who stated how wonderful James Murdoch was in from of the parliamentary committee. when if they were aware they would have realised that the world has changed and it was the beginning of the end for JM. corporate pretence has been revealed to be eactly that.

    No FT. No Rubbish Comment….

  247. 247
    I'll have some of that says:

    The argument is that LIBOR fell in response to the Barclays refinancing – not because B were posting …….Brates were still higher than the rest. Who was telling RBS Lloyds and HBOS to set rates at which they cdn’t possibly borrow money??

  248. 248
    Ting aling says:

    he put the spanner in the spokes, er…

  249. 249
    I can't find my sunglasses says:

    Osborne had the chance to nail Balls to the floor but bottled out like some sort of public school creep.

    Afterwards when pushed by Cameron who wants to do a deal with Milliband Osborne puts out a half apology through a BBC hack who is daft enough to take the bait.

    I do not give a fuck about Balls. But I do give a fuck about the country and with Osborne as Chancellor I have no confidence that things will improve.

  250. 250
    Luvvinnit says:

    He’s going down
    He’s going down
    He’s going
    Ed Balls is going down

    the slaaaaaaag

  251. 251
    Archibald The Dog says:

    Definition of Socialism:” Spend Other Peoples’ Money Until It Runs Out”

  252. 252
    Georgey Allah Galloway says:

    At least he wasn’t being traduced. I was traduced and I can tell you it’s not nice.
    Och the noodle!

  253. 253
    Tacitus says:

    Gideon taking on the most re(pug)nant man in British politics is commendable but only what we expect of him. Sorry to all loving Pug dog owners, but Balls does look like one.
    It has taken too long for this to happen, and the Liebor criminals calling for Diamond’s dismissal are truly hypocritical given that they have damaged the UK vastly more than Diamond; and they are still in place in a corrupt Liebor party.
    Now the bearded sandals wearing Limp Dims are helping the BBC in developing a new overiding agenda by blackmailing the coalition.
    My take on this is Wavy Dave should stop waving and tell Clegg he will ask for a general election if the Limp Dims do not control themselves.
    Clegg and his less than merry men will surely suffer and possibly never recover if there is an election – so all the weight is with Conservatives; so why is Dave not doing this?

  254. 254
    Herodotus says:

    Gove is easily one of the elite band of erudite, untainted, and very capable Conservative MP’s, (much fewer numbers in Labour and even less in Lib Dems), which is why the BBC and Labour attack his so.

  255. 255
    Pundit Too says:

    All the Labour women are headless, seems apt somehow.

  256. 256
    Pundit Too says:

    Seems they have taken a certain quotation to heart in putting the women behind the men. “Behind every corrupt male politician there is a supporting woman MP”.

  257. 257
    Pundit Too says:

    In a few years 50% of British residents will be aged 65 and more. This fact does not seem to have registered with Labour MP’s in their tribal led enclaves.

  258. 258
    Pundit Too says:

    I was also brought up in a Labour family, but they voted for the man and not the machine. If their MP had turned Communist they would have still voted for him as he did so much good for the community.
    Colonel George Wigg was his name MP and Minister of Dudley then in Worcestershire. Bessie Bradock was the only Labour MP with a similar reputation.
    Pity that it has now turned into tribal voting at least in northern cities and inner London.

  259. 259
    Ferdie Chilcott says:


  260. 260
    Bring Back Communism says:

    We have a new agenda now thanks to the Lib Dems, which we will be discussing ad nauseum until another distracting issue comes up.
    The split in the coalition, with Clegg and the Lib Dems threatening to vote with our Labour party associates in bringing the nasty Conservative party down.
    Wave the Red Flag.
    Did you revel in how our James Naughty regaled us with the wonderful story of our Elizabethan hero Michael Foot – did we forget someone? There were rumours we forgot a British scientist that developed the first computer, but there again we are biased and it is only a rumour.

  261. 261
    Real SAS says:

    To SAS NOT!!!
    We know where you live, so listen up and behave yourself and try not telling half truths.

  262. 262
    Earwig O again says:

    First year physics – cast iron is very brittle and breaks very easily; just like a politician’s promises.

  263. 263
    Useless Eustace (remember me?) says:

    That’s OK. I can’t boil and egg without burning the water.

  264. 264
    keredybretsa says:

    Banking Balls more like Ballshit. Nice little earner enquiry. They should all end up with egg on their ties, but otherwise they live to fight another day. Then they wonder why the interest and trust in politicians is sinking and sunking.

  265. 265
    Herodotus says:

    The Labour Party seem to have got loans from the Co-op Bank as Guido intimated – is this why Co-op bank are getting so much free BBC airtime.

  266. 266
    Useless Eustace (remember me?) says:

    Oh dear, where did that spare ‘d’ come from? Told you I was useless didn’t I?

  267. 267
    Useless Eustace (remember me?) says:

    Kindly cease from giving them ideas.

  268. 268
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:

    Indeed, indeed that is the problem with socialism: eventually you run out of other people’s money. I believe Margaret Thatcher coined that one; bless her.

  269. 269
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:

    Hadron Collider?

  270. 270
    Praise Tarvu says:

    Labour will be out of office for many years to come. Ed Milliband and Ed Balls are probably the Tories best pieces of luck-they’ve got no chance of winning any election.

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