July 18th, 2012

Lord Coe Lashes Himself to G4S Mast


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    Peter says:

    Oink Oink!

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    Sponge says:

    G4 obviously pay good commissions.

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    martinjbolton says:

    Met Coe once. That was enough!

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    Forkbender says:

    The little fella would not be angling for a directorship on G4S, would he?

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    Andy Gray says:

    Preferred Ovett. No media whoring.

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    annette curton says:

    “Cash transportation” is the phrase that sums up the whole Olympic débâcle.

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    David Icke says:

    What about me?

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    Tomorrow's ( Word Banned unless you have Fish with them)) Wrapper says:

    He also said that this will be the best Games ever…and I didn’t believe him then either

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Nick Buckles, the G4S boss, looks uncannily like one of those 1970s bubblegum-rock stars. Is he David Cassidy’s lovechild mayhap?

    G4S = Good for Sodall?

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    Seth the pig farmer says:

    So G4S will be paying £10m to the Govt (i.e. us) to cover the cost of the additional military and policing cover that G4S haved failed to deliver.

    That is the full cost of the cover not the incremental cost incurred. That will pay the salaries of a whole infantry battalion for a year.

    What’s not to like?

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    Coe says:

    Gizz a job

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    Les Abbey says:

    Isn’t it Coe who likes to grapple with William Hague?

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    Ah! Monika says:

    At this rate we could buy Trident.

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    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Coe is a twat.

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    Let us wait until the Games are over.

    Glad I am a thousand miles away. Just enough of a gap.

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    At what level do they play?

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    Popeye says:

    Is that legal?
    I thought the cat and the birch had been abolished, except in cases concerning MP’s and Miss Whiplash.

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    tottenham chutzpah says:

    What will Lord Coe & Co earn?

    not too taxing a question?

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    SP4BS says:

    nah. I believe that a man is often stuck with the hair that was popular when he was 21. I said this to a teacher who was 21 in 1975 and it sure made his face drop.

    Lets do the maths: he’s 51, so 30 years ago was 1982. Thought so. he looks like a poor quality Wham/phil oakey with a bit of billy the fish.

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    That does not mean he could make you complete, though? ;-)

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    SP4BS says:

    nah. I believe that a man is often stuck with the hair that was popular when he was 21. I said this to a teacher who was 21 in 1975 and it sure made his face drop.

    Lets do the maths: he’s 51, so 30 years ago was 1982. Thought so. he looks like a poor quality Wham/phil oakey with a bit of “viz character that was a football playing fish with a banned name.”

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    Karate Kid says:

    He was a crap MP and a crap advisor to Billy Hague.

    He must have known something to get those two jobs and a lordship.

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    Aunty Matter says:

    Yes but he’s paying us out of the money we’ve already paid him, so how is that helping us exactly?

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    Jimbo says:

    I doubt it, that would mean work !

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    Ah! Monika says:

    A spokesman for Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “The idea Labour is going to impose a fizzy drinks tax is nonsense… But at last we’ve got one idea on our piece of paper”

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    Desperate Dan says:

    British multi-national. World’s largest security company. Operating in 125 countries. 657,000 employees. FTSE 100. Net income 2011 £198,000,000. Lots of taxes.
    Yes, Coe’s right.

    The tin pot Home Affairs Committee is 100% wrong as usual. G4S is just the sort of company that megalomaniac expenses cheats and Vaz-style passport salesmen would like to drive out of business or off-shore.

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    Austin Powers without the brain?

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    Aunty Matter says:

    Anyone know if John Reid has made any big donations to the Labour party since being a G4S director?

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    Market Manipulator Spokesperson says:

    Why does the term very recently been given “Share Options” in a Off-Shore Tax Haven come to mind………hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    £13billion down the toilet says:

    Taxpayers’ Cash transportation Expropriation”.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    HOC Basement, in the gym

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    Desperate Dan says:

    Right. That’s it. I can’t stand this pointless draconian moderation. Goodbye for ever.

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    Your shiny new moniker was not inspired by his organisation, was it? ;-)

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    Ah! Monika says:

    For some reason my accurate answer awaits modbod

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    £13billion down the toilet says:

    or the mojo.

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    concrete pump says:

    Yes, but it’s all honest judo, nothing to be suspicious about at all……………

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    Nullbymouth says:

    Joe 90

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    Great British Public says:


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    SP4BS says:

    I thought I would be able to kid you all and get away with previous misdeeds scot free.

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    Moderator says:

    Keep out of the Zil lane on your way home

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    Ah! Monika says:

    He’d run a mile

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    But with £ 21 million coming his way.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve just varnished my 666th jobbie today, my friend Tony would be proud!

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    It is a good thing that the editorial content on this page is so short though, it actually contains no mistakes.

    Unlike the previous page…

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    annette curton says:

    No problem, plenty more arse-wipe where that came from… Mervyn King Tissue.

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Something tells me that if beverages with carbonation are going to see a rise in tax, it is only fair that quaffers of champagne pay such a tax. We are all in this together. The rich must pay their fair share!

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    Rejoice in your misdeeds! *Effects low voice* Rejoice I say!

    They will be something to remember in your dotage.

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    roadrunner says:

    I t would be very interesting to know how much Coe has made out of the billions this event has cost to produce.

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    Juan Sheet says:


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    RTA says:

    I once ran Coe over just before the Los Angeles games. He bounced across my bonnet and into the middle of the road.

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    Things are going in the wrong direction? says:

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    Owain Glyndwr says:

    As the ancient greeks would say when confronted with coe Glipse Tin Poutsamou Skila

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    Rev Spooner says:

    Jizz a gob?

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    annette curton says:

    Plan B.

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    Lying Bastard says:

    You Can’t Say That!

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    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Lucky bastard, but why did you not reverse?

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    Lord Mandelbum of Shirtlifting says:

    I jizzed on Bob

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    Nullbymouth says:

    Or as the modern Greeks would say – Malaka

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    The Shadow Public Health Minister (no don’t laugh…), Dianne Abbott, wants to slap more taxes on fizzy drinks to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.

    Pies, chips, pasties and other nourishing goodies from the West Indies are unaffected.

    What a Shadow she casts.

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    Seth the pig farmer says:

    Good point – i had assumed that the payments to G4S would be reduced in line with the shortfall and they would pay for the Army personnel drafted in to cover.

    Silly me

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    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Malaka a fine use of the word, better than ours

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    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Malaka material for the millitwat, muttering papa papa

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    Sylvio says:

    Lots of chaps aged 51 would like to have the hair they had at 21 –
    its a matter of regain.

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    annette curton says:

    Have you been informed of the proposed new Labour stealth Tax?, the fizzy drink accelerator.

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    Stick 'em up says:

    Malaka used to be the home of the SE Asian pirates. Looks like we have come full circle.

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    G4S = Gagging 4 Seb says:

    Coe sems to me to be the poster boy for sterilisation.

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    Coelympic crap says:

    Coe-incidentally you mean?

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    Loony Watch says:

    Get back under your stone before the giant alien lizards get you.

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    pedant says:

    you ran him under rather than over, either way well done.

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    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Lot of justifiable fuss about G4S. But what about Coe’s Cnuts suddenly upping security guards required from 2000 to 10000. Aren’t they just as much to blame?

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    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Coe is just like many top footballers — all legs and no fxxking brain

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    erm... says:

    old video.

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    Credit where credits are due ! nowt like stealing thunder etc

    First posted by me on the Farage Eastleigh thread Post 22 at 1.39 pm today
    Your either in front of Guido , or really in front of Guido

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    Big Momma says:

    Guido needs to go with the flow in that on radio 2 speak-in at lunchtime the majority of callers were very critical of Keith Vaz and his show trial in bullying and kicking a man when he was down.
    So we get Westminster incompetent criminals judging and using stasi interrogation processes on private sector bunglers in Westminster show trials – you could not make it up.
    I liked the way many callers believed the MP’s could not run G4S at all, but none mentioned the MP’s never had a job in business and could not run a whelk stall let alone a business – this was probably due to BBC filtering.

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    Gordon Broon says:

    Or an aircraft carrier?

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    John Reid - senior security advisor says:

    I am not in power now and my money is my own and so it shall stay.

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    Ivan Agenda says:

    Interesting that most of the unsold tickets are in soccer, one of our top three sports. But there again who would want to watch a PC inspired British team or is it named England and Wales?

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    Ivan Agenda says:

    It is truly difficult to believe that this incompetent fool is listened to and put on anything except the dole.

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    Ivan Agenda says:

    This point does seem to get swept under the carpet. I can only assume the BBC, Gruniard etc do not take it up as it could come back to Tessa Jowell and her 3 budgets on the back of a fag packet and her forgetting about costing in security.

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    Roger The lodger says:

    I thought G4S was txt splng: guffaws.

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    Forkbender says:

    Ooooo, you are awful

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    Forkbender says:

    There will be plenty of bunce in it for him

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    Forkbender says:


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    Forkbender says:

    I think I could put it this way he need not work again

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    Forkbender says:

    Yes, that does seem rather strange, it seems to have been forgotten, how on earth does a firm CRB check (that can take a long time) 8,000 extra recruits at short notice, the CRB checks would of course come under one Mrs. T. May, train them to the required standard, extra uniforms required, train extra supervisors who know what to do.

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    Forkbender says:

    Coe has brain but does not seem to use it

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    Greychatter says:

    Looks as though she has had her fill of fizzy drinks and wants to stop everyone else looking like she does.

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    South of the M4 says:

    That is because it has 3 vowels in it.

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    South of the M4 says:

    Smokescreen. The army have been deployed for a reason other than GS4’s deficiency.

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    Anthony Blanche says:

    I think the thought of having lots of foreign middle class being mugged by the imported criminal class from failed East European states along with your own special flavour of local thugs gave them a scare. Trouble is I suspect many of the ‘security’ guards are from this very group of people, hence the increasing reliance on your Army, who to be frank should have been given the task from day one, instead of fighting some rather pointless war to keep a corrupt drug dealer in power in Afghanistan. Still your elite are loving it they look important and are making lots and lots of money. That’s how it seems to this old degenerate Dago but I’ve been away a long time and could be wrong. Lets hope the games pass off without incident and are quickly over they do look rather tacky to my old eyes, but you seem to go in for this sort of thing now.

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