July 31st, 2012

Vince Spending More Money on Spin

Business Secretary and obvious shoo-in for the next LibDem leader Vince Cable is on the lookout for a new spinner. His department is advertising for new comms man and are offering a generous £80,000 per year to the successful candidate. Apparently “personal credibility, political nous and sound judgement will be essential“. Someone should tell Vince…


250 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    The bloke is bonkers.

  2. 2
    Mitt Romney says:

    Having met with B*lly B*wden for a cold beer yesterday evening,he is best qualified for this vacancy.
    B*lly’s CV is outstanding !

  3. 3
    Good for business Eh? says:

    Olympics ‘hits London retailers as shoppers stay away’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19059880

  4. 4
    Fuck the bbc says:

    Speaking to someone at business department – apparently old vince struggles to make his mind up – changes his mind weekly

  5. 5
    jeremy thorpe says:

    huhne could do the job in his sleep
    even in a prison cell

  6. 6
    Fuck the bbc says:

    London is empty – euston a morgue today – all beeboid scaremongering has worked

  7. 7
    mince table says:

    not so much of the old if you please

    i can still dance the locomotion with the best of them

  8. 8
    Money to Burn says:

    But why is the government paying him so much when the other jobs have pay varying from £20 k to £45 k

    http://www.prweekjobs.co.uk/jobs/2/

  9. 9
    Track and Field says:

    When does the running and spear chucking start?

  10. 10
    Pieman says:

    You only have to read Cable’s wikipedia entry to see he can’t make his mind up

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Cable

  11. 11
    Takes one to know one says:

    indeed

  12. 12
    Backwoodsman says:

    If you had to nominate the most ghastly limpdim, it really would be a straight fight between the spectacular sleazy repulsiveness of simon hughes and the stupid old marxist tosser vince.
    I suppose its a points decision for vince, because he’s currently in a position where he manages to do more damage than hughes.

  13. 13
    Promises Promises says:

    But this can not be true. Ever since the London bid was won All those in the know said the games would be good for London and even Britain. Though I can’t see how having a supermarket open at 7 on a Sunday night, full of staff and no customers is good for business.

  14. 14
    Incapable Vince says:

    The successful candidate will also need to watch what I do with sensitive personal information.

    http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/9344904.EXCLUSIVE__Vince_Cable_whistleblower__read_where_it_all_began/

  15. 15
    Q says:

    Isn’t Kebab Time aka B*lly B*wden ?

  16. 16
    Libdim Ropedick says:

    Me ! Me ! ME !! MEEE !!!!

  17. 17
    Anonymuos says:

    How is the innie majora

  18. 18
    Sebby says:

    This is why we arranged for the 24hour 7 day opening of everything across the nation. It’s to compensate for the poor trading that we really expected in the London area.

  19. 19
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Vince is dangerous because he has delusions of competency when everyone knows he’s just an over promoted school teacher. I’m disappointed that no-one has found his secret off-shore assets yet!

  20. 20
    Only 12 days 05 hours 20 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    Don’t forget the owner of the face you’d never tire of punching – Chris Huhne.

  21. 21
    Paul Newsnight Mason says:

    Nowt wrong with over-promoted teachers.

  22. 22
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    The successful candidate will also need to remind Mr. Cable that tax isn’t just for ‘little people’.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8851542/Cable-embarrassed-after-failing-to-pay-VAT.html

  23. 23
    Only 12 days 05 hours 14 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    In LimpDim circles, Vince is a man-God. They will say (sotto voce) “He used to work in the private sector, you know. Yes! Yes! He has business experience!

    For Shell. For about 18 months. Nearly 20 years ago (at the same time Shell was having ‘undesirables’ ‘liquidated’).

    The rest of his illustrious 46 year career has been spent farting about doing sod-all in politics, alongside all the other muppets..

  24. 24
    Clegg says:

    And what about me?

  25. 25
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Lord Oldshit is my favourite LibDemon loony.

  26. 26
    Tachybaptus says:

    He’s looking for ‘personal credibility, political nous and sound judgement’ because he doesn’t have any of these himself and wants to borrow them.

  27. 27
    Joss Taskin says:

    How can you humiliate people who are already non-entities ??

  28. 28
    Saladista says:

    Vince Cable is looking pretty porky in that photo.

  29. 29
    Cable is a liar and a cheat says:

    Its not just the way he avoided his taxes which stinks, but the way he was given the benefit of discretion as to the size of the penalty – a discretion which HMRC even now swears blind in proceedigs against other taxpayers does not exist.

  30. 30
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Dave and Co – More SpAds than Brown. Guido you must be so disappointed

  31. 31
    The English public says:

    You are Dutch and are not loyal to this country

  32. 32
    Taypayer says:

    We all are

  33. 33
    SaltPetre says:

    There is no fool like an old fool.

  34. 34
    Dobbie says:

    Whatever you say Vince is a better bet than Gideon.

  35. 35
    Vince says:

    I believe I am a Prophet.

    And a true prophet is never honored in his own homeland

    Ergo – I AM a prophet.

  36. 36
    nellnewman says:

    vince as next libdem leader ++++Laugh++++ He has completely lost all credibility since he’s been a minister in the coalition. Lord I think his understanding of sound economics is even more dire than brown and balls.

    So it would be very fitting for him to take over the libdems when they finally hit rock bottom. No libdem with any political ambition is going to want the job.

  37. 37
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Incomes falling
    House prices nose diving
    Shops empty
    Growth falling
    Diesel prices rising
    Boris inviting Scum hole to Olympics
    Tory councils on the fiddle
    Tory MP’s each still taking 56 overpaid jobs outside of parliamentary work
    More SpAds
    More Cuts
    Debt not falling
    Cabinet of planks
    Most of Dave’s mates on bail

    Not going very well – is it.

  38. 38
    ed martin says:

    you quote: “personal credibility, political nous and sound judgement will be essential“

    why should the new con man be so at odds with all the other politicos?

  39. 39
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m going for gold! No, wait, that can’t be right.

  40. 40
    Wotta Tossa says:

    Let Libor in and that would like like Utopia after the two Eds had been office for a year.

  41. 41
    How the Olympics ceremony would have looked if right wingers had done it says:

  42. 42
    Education, Edyerkayshun, Eddyookaashun says:

    Question mark after ‘ is it’.

  43. 43
    How it would look if the Loony Left were in charge says:

  44. 44
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Only if you want an economy that ends up like Greece. The Lib Dems cant wait to join the Euro – even now. Knobheads, the lot of them.

  45. 45
    Perry Neum says:

    Brought tears of pride to eyes.Well done Danny!

  46. 46
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Better than Spain, Italy, Greece, Ireland and Portugal – which is what we would be like now if Labour had got back in. Maybe even worse.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Who cares about 30% unemployment in Spain and Greece as long as the Euro political elite can continue to draw their very large salaries and expenses and it saves the EU dream and the Euro?

    Unemployment is a price worth paying. Just ask Vince, Nick and the other Libdem loonies. If they were in control that unemployment figure would be here too! We would have the Euro too and bankrupt!

  48. 48
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    >Knobheads, the lot of them.

    Political summary of the year!

  49. 49
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    I might go and have a look at that. On the other hand …

  50. 50
    David Bellendamy says:

    V. sexy

  51. 51
    Don't let the facts get in the way says:

    We had all that and illeagal wars under the other shower of shite.

  52. 52
    lapsed pro says:

    So, I hear, is his rectum.

  53. 53
    Anonymuos says:

    Tongue-sized?

  54. 54
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Not to mention changing his mind weakly.

  55. 55
    Nurse Botha says:

    Have you laid another “golden” egg, Mr. Brown? I’ll get the Marigolds, dear.

  56. 56
    Cutie says:

    How big’s your tongue?

  57. 57
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Nobody in the LibLabCon gang is loyal to anybody but themselves, but that’s politicians the world over.

  58. 58
    A says:

    Are you thick?

  59. 59
    Gooey Blob says:

    I seem to recall Menzies Campbell was an “obvious shoo-in” for leader, but once in the job he turned out to be a bit too old for it. The Lib Dems won’t want a repeat with Vince Cable.

  60. 60
    J. Vincent Cable MP says:

    To all those who mock me, and think I’m an old fart who should get out, this is what I say to you, and I don’t need no stinkin’ spinmeister to do it:

  61. 61
    U says:

    It’s all Old Holborn – he who polled 15 votes at the last GE.

  62. 62
    D says:

    Big balls, though *swoons*

  63. 63
    D says:

    wasn’t he playing the keyboards for The Beatles in the famous Savile Row roof rendition of Get Back?

  64. 64
    E says:

    Yep. Linky:

  65. 65
    The *real* Anonymuos says:

    U already knows that, darlin ♥♥x♥x♥x ♥♥…

    An I loves ur innie

    *swoons*

  66. 66
    A Special RelTio says:

    A great comment by Romney that unlike Obama he has Anglo Saxon roots.

  67. 67
    Sharks Fin Soup says:

    So what herbal medicine has that Chink swimmer been on.

  68. 68
    R says:

    Excellent post! A wonderful snapshot of a long-lost time.
    The guy climbing the fire-ladder, with his pipe hanging out, to get a better view, FFS !!

    Classic.

  69. 69
    Cutie says:

    *reclines lazily, arching her back slightly and looking for something to idly flick*

  70. 70
    Davey Jonah says:

    The Daily Mail says Dave’s a Jinx.

  71. 71
    Fiebol Electronics says:

    All Vince has to do is copy our business model. We scam, we do fraud, we make money for nothing. That’s because you pay and get nothing.
    Get ready for our next website to go live.

  72. 72
    ToonBob... says:

    Giz a job yer daft titheed !!

  73. 73
    Aunty Matter says:

    After putting up with the socialist love fest that was the Olympic opening ceremony isn’t it great that team GB is doing so badly? Sort of shutting up the meeja quite a bit now.

    I’m a happy bunny.

  74. 74
    The Paragnostic says:

    Yes, but he came here and slagged off the Olympic preparations, then went straight to Jerusalem to kiss Netanyahoo’s arse.

    A proper Anglo-Saxon would have nothing to do with the Christ-killers. Hell, we didn’t have any of the buggers in England at all until William of Normandy imported loads as moneylenders, and even they were kicked out by Edward the First.

  75. 75
    jgm2 says:

    Violent Labour thug thinks the law doesn’t apply to him shocker…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-19064990

  76. 76
    The Paragnostic says:

    Hello nell – long time no see. Hope all is well :-)

  77. 77
    The *real* Anonymuos says:

    Jus bin for a quick swim in the pool. 28° water temperature still. Look 4 E-male when you feels like it , hun xx .

    TrA xx .

  78. 78
    Eric Joycedick says:

    The law shouldn’t apply to Libor MPs.

  79. 79
    jgm2 says:

    Cheaper houses?

    What’s not to like?

  80. 80
    The Paragnostic says:

    The excuse that a tag would have made it difficult to row is utter bollocks. What is surprising is that Joyce seemingly knows how to row – surely that is an elitist sport unsuitable for comrades?

  81. 81
    The *real* Anonymuos says:

    *wipes knob on curtains* is one of mine. I read 15 years ago that rich Arabs, staying in posh hotels, can’t like toilet paper because they use the curtains instead. It was so gross that it stuck in my mind and I recycled it into current form. Course there may be plenty of others who thought up the same thing… ♥

  82. 82
    jgm2 says:

    Joyce played the game in the army for long enough to acquire the affectations of the officer class. A bit like Prescott and his croquet affectation. It seems it was only when he couldn’t advance beyond the rank of major that he decided it was all due to class oppression and wouldn’t entertain the possibility that it was because they realised he was a chippy, dr*unk*en, violent liability.

    How wrong were they eh?

  83. 83

    The latest new Eco buzzword for what we used to call “mines” is now “Earth Scars”.
    Pay attention BBC.

    http://tinyurl.com/d9gsfam

  84. 84
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    What an utterly obnoxious pig of a man.

    A violent scunner who thinks that tags are only for little people.

    What a vile excuse for a man.

  85. 85
    P.C. Filth says:

    Ahem. Filth was at the concert on duty that day in Savile Row, sir.
    Indeed, one proceeded to meet the, soon-to-be, first Mrs. Filth that fine day in 1969. She was prostrate in the street, with her mini-skirt rucked up to her elbows and a trail of vomit-type ejaculate flowing to the nearest drain, sir.
    It was love at first sight and we divorced in December of that year. Over…

  86. 86
    Londoner says:

    The neighbours

  87. 87
    Cutie says:

    Yeah. Nothin’s that new. I go there in a few mins. *probes gently, enjoyin the sensation* : P ♥♥

  88. 88
    u should have gone to spec savers says:

    pretty?

  89. 89
    Labour 25 says:

    Typical Labour politico.

  90. 90
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Stalin gets a bad press. Let’s face it, anybody that kills 50 – 60 million Russians cannot be all bad.

  91. 91
    How it will look if the LibLabCon stay in charge says:

  92. 92
    Col. M.T. Kernel (rtd.) says:

    SIR- A fine beat-combo, if ever there was one, sir.

    Mrs. K has been inspired enough by this to rummage around for her Lonnie Donegan 78s.

    Yours, watching the old banger’s rump movements with a stiff cocktail, Col. M.T. Kernel (rtd.)

  93. 93
    Winston Churchill says:

    He was a quitter. He should have finished the job.

  94. 94
    O E !! says:

    Don’t tell me: Prof. Dan Gleebitz BSE is coming?

  95. 95
    E says:

    Nah – I forgot how he went :- P

  96. 96
    Alan Mullet says:

    It’s all good fun and you’re The Mummy.

  97. 97
    Dave Figgley says:

    *twitches* *winks* x

  98. 98
    E says:

    I did do shitloads of LSD when I was younger. Do you think that might be coming back to haunt me now?

  99. 99
    Syd Barrett says:

    I think you’re probably through the worst of it, E.

  100. 100
    Deserted Oxford Street. says:

    Front Row have just reported that the West End is having its worst year as are most London tourist attractions because Locog held all the hotel rooms back.

  101. 101
    Alan Mullet says:

    Would you like to buy some Mandys, Ewa?

  102. 102
    Robert Peston's peyote supplier says:

    Coke?

  103. 103
    perfidious prick says:

    I’ll give you Ireland – too many cocksuckers like Guido – but don’t be a prick with this ‘yeah, but we’re still better off than Europe’ shit:

    http://www.istockanalyst.com/finance/story/5966120/the-incredible-shrinking-uk-economy-an-update

  104. 104
    Marion the cat says:

    People can only eat so much and buy so many odds and ends. If the shop/Supermarket is shut at the god-awful time they want something they would have come back later – just like the normal public. No more will be sold by being open more hours – this is FACT.

  105. 105
    Engineer says:

    Is there a new Eco buzzword for wind turbines? “Earth Pustules” perhaps?

  106. 106
    Baron Mandelson says:

    Marmite, Ewaname?

  107. 107
    Tess Coe says:

    Cheap cider?

  108. 108
    Solar Day says:

    I used to like Sundays when there was nothing to so except go down the pub for Sunday lunch and a dinner time sesh.

  109. 109
    E says:

    They say tobacco is harder to give up than heroin but has anyone tried to get clean of order-order yet?

  110. 110
    The *real* Anonymuos says:

    You gorgeous flaky thing! @ 7:10pm you say a couple of minutes and here we is, ¾ hour later and…

    Good thing our understanding goes beyond the here and now , babes ♥♥ .

  111. 111
    Guido says:

    Yep. I like looking at the adverts, though. Do you need ‘ludes, E? Speed?

  112. 112
    Bluebird says:

    When I’m not sure but where I’d guess probably Tottenham.

  113. 113
    Alan Titchy says:

    Mushrooms will be up soon – should be a bumper harvest with all the rain we’ve had. Just trying to be helpful, Ew.

  114. 114
    Tinker says:

    Yorkie?

  115. 115
    Bob says:

    Try solids.

  116. 116
    Joss Taskin says:

    Isn’t that Ed Balls ?

  117. 117
    Ed Dafty says:

    Gyrating Green gobbledegook.

  118. 118
    Nurse Botha says:

    It’s only a blog, dear. Whatever you are looking for, isn’t here. Try Boots.

  119. 119
    CMD aka The True Heir to Bliar who as The Master I totally worship 24/7 says:

    Hallo Peasants I thought you would pleased to know I have achieved one of mid term goals of driving your disposable income’s down to 2003 levels !!

    This takes a real cranial defect, on my part but I will continue along this path without deviation & with my level of incompetence & arrogance along with being totally detached as to what is really happening in your world, which I could not care about, I will achieve my goal.

    I just know you will want to heap all sorts of praise’s for my success, in heading in this direction back to the ’90’s for your disposable income,
    btw thats the 1890’s !!.

    This will not only keep inflation at bay but will make UK Plc much much more profitable for the 1% than its even been for the last 100 years or more.

    Even the BBC has taken the enlightened step of publishing my achievement on there web site.

    OK now get back to work you ungrateful filthy urchins.!!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19060716

  120. 120
    UKIP Ever Increasing Membership Spokesperson says:

    Even more reasons to VOTE for real change

    VOTE UKIP ……………………………………………………………….

    To rid this country for ever of this never ending fcuking curse thats is called

    “ConsLieLaborLibDems Blood Brothers Alliance”

    Vote… UKIP UKIP UKIP UKIP UKIP UKIP UKIP UKIP UKIP

  121. 121
    Ramadamadingdong says:

    For those who missed it first time:

    Muslim Burial Scandal

    Read all about it:

    http://www.thepressnews.co.uk/

  122. 122
    Great British Public says:

    Oh, how we all yearn for those heady, balmy days when Libor ‘ran’ the Country during The Reign of Terror 1997-2010 ! The banks all on the verge of collapsing, the economy built on debt, debt and more debt which we would never have to repay – just leave it to our kids to sort out.

    We’ve even noticed that the weather has deteriorated – obviously caused by those nasty Tory baby-eaters. Bring back Brown, Balls and Milibandwagon ! We can hardly wait.

  123. 123
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    OMG look at all the fat people

  124. 124
    80,000 smakers - and cheep at the price says:

    what things could THAT canary sing

  125. 125
    Cutie says:

    Sorry, babes. Sidetracked by real life. Nice though : )

  126. 126
    The Libor party says:

    ‘ONS have today confirmed that the population growth caused by Labour’s uncontrolled immigration has reduced incomes. This Government is reforming all routes of entry so we can bring net migration back down to sustainable levels in the tens of thousands. Labour have opposed all our reforms and Ed Miliband still refuses to admit that immigration was too high when he was in government.’

  127. 127
    John of Hull and Damnation says:

    Them was good days them was and me wiv no A levorls done bugger all but got praise for sticking it up fer Tony he made Prime Deputy Minister coz I bluddy deserved it ask anyone and Neil he was a bluddy good one I can tell yer and the pies and patsys were buddy good to and I’ll tell yerwhat I’m ungry I aint ‘ad nuffin fer 2 hours and where’s the bluddy Domino pizza delivery late again i like that girl wot knock on the door knocks geddit phwooooaaarrrr!

  128. 128
    The Tit in No 10 says:

    One has to say that you can dashed well rely on an Eton man – I don’t mess! Watt? Whatage???

  129. 129
    In Formant says:

    SMEGMA

    Solar-energised Moving Environmental Gyratory Mechanisms An that

    innit

  130. 130
    Chav brigade says:

    Channel 4 is currently showing a documentary about Labour voters.

    Secrets of the Shoplifters.

  131. 131
    Well paid O£ympic Official - creaming off the best says:

    That’s OK – we – the Officials – got what we want – kudos, nice little earners, PC bullshit Honours, all sorts of fancy titles – and the chance of lots more nice little earners in QUANGOs – no ‘Dave’ never burnt them, – he’s added to them – hahahahahahahah!

  132. 132
    Slutz R Uz says:

    You wait ’til Part 2 comes on orl ’bout uz an’ the babeees wot we turn out reglar every year!

  133. 133
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Sorry Limpdick, I am the obvious candidate, with all the right connections. Boaz.

  134. 134
    Columbo says:

    You are Jimmy and I claim my free choc-ice.

  135. 135
    We must be mad! says:

  136. 136
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    What age ? You’re 7 years old.

  137. 137
    We must be mad, literally mad as a nation says:

    Danny Boyle can take his opening ceremony and stick it up his arse!

  138. 138
    Joss Taskin says:

    You’re off the That take-aways then, your Lardship ?

  139. 139
    Cutie says:

    Question: Is this trolling or just high-spiritedness with a view to add something to the proceedings?

  140. 140
    Fuck Nose says:

    Tricky one. I’m not sure. They haven’t banned you yet, have they?

  141. 141
    Cutie says:

    Hmmm. There are certain words I can’t say properly.

  142. 142
    Shoplifter says:

    Do you mind!

  143. 143
    the less famous E says:

    Dithpenthathion?

  144. 144
    Hugh Janus says:

    “…personal credibility, political nous and sound judgement will be essential“.

    Blimey, try imposing these requirements on MPs and the H of C will look like the Marie Celeste.

  145. 145
    not a machine says:

    Quite an achievement for Mr Phelps although gymnast that held record before him looked rather special , and Mary King on her 5th olympics and still managed to come 4th , and Irish lady Aoini should have had a good chance but those german clean rounds just got it , oh well , good effort though .

    Treasury now has important questions to answer ?? I was wondering if most people werent glad of the brief political respite ….. although I am looking forward to Thursday 2nd of August , a day that will go down in History , assuming that is someone asks the question about the ecnomic differentials and how they are to be funded to reduce inhereant deficets …….ooooppps

    Vince needs a zimmer .

  146. 146
    Dave you really are hopeless and Useless says:

    “personal credibility, political nous and sound judgement will be essential“. Why doesn’t Vince speak to his boy Mark Prisk MP? He has all those qualities

  147. 147
    Whoussa Loussa says:

    Incomes falling
    House prices div –

    Bother, I’ve already forwarded this one.

  148. 148
    Lord Mandelslime says:

    I have a much better idea….

  149. 149
    Let's Build 17,000 houses in East Herts for north London immigrants requiring proper housing says:

    Who?

  150. 150
    Saffron says:

    Danny Boil – A Liebour tosser.
    The Games – How to get rid of cash we have not got.
    The opening gig,a load of multicultural shite.
    How many non british people do we now have in this country?,does anyone know.
    I have watched border control,what a complete and utter farce,this country is leaking like a sieve and immigrants are pouring in.
    Why is this?.
    Would welcome comments on this please,but not from the leftwing bedwetters,they can stick their comments were the sun don’t shine.

  151. 151
    Hugh Janus says:

    Note the final para in the ad:

    “BIS’s mission is to build a dynamic and competitive economy by creating the conditions for business success, promoting innovation, enterprise and science and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed.”

    To think that the bumbling old duffer is in charge of a department that (allegedly) does all these wonderful things….it’s enough to make a cat laugh.

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    So f*cking what if the Palestinians are upset by Romney saying Israel’s economic progress has been a matter of culture. It’s bleedin obvious!

  153. 153
    just asking says:

    Appalling story.
    How on earth could this have happened?

  154. 154
    CMD,All Smoke & Mirrors,the UK Master of Manipulation & Mendacity says:

    I fully intend to make this country the most over populated little island on this planet,

    with the biggest deficit ever that can never be repaid…….

    then bounce whats left of the country into full monetary & political union in EUSSR

    with The Master, St.Toxic Tony as the President of EUSSR ………

    What more could I do for my Country ??????

  155. 155
    Lie Detector Van says:

    “Is this trolling?” Who cares? It breaks up the monotonous background drone.

  156. 156
    Heart of the Matter says:

    File on 4 tonight reported.

    TB was totally eradicated from Britain

    Immigration from the Indian sub continent has re-introduced it.

    Young white woman who has lived in England all her life has had her left lung surgically removed all because she lives in a London immigration hot spot.

  157. 157
    sick of everything, ever says:

    You mean that, seriously, mind-numbing drone that pervades every corner of the internet?

  158. 158
    Lie Detector Van says:

    That would be the one.

  159. 159
    albacore says:

    The Spectator: “ministers will rightly want to steer clear of any statements that suggest they are pointing fingers at immigrants for ‘stealing our disposable incomes’.”
    Well, if Dave had cut down immigration
    There’d be no need for such hesitation
    No wonder the cabinet’s keeping shtum
    They’ve let everyone and his camel come
    As for managing the economy
    They must be trusting to astrology

  160. 160
    Do Ping says:

    There is something velly disturbing about Mr Phelps winning all those medals. It is almost unbelievable that he did so without dlugs.

  161. 161
    Beeboid One says:

    Shhhhhh it took us months to obscure the real root cause of the UK’s new outbreak of TB; as the word immigration and immigrant is still taboo, and must not be spoken of.
    We are now working with the newly formed Metropolitan thought police to enforce a black (whoops! off-white) book of banned words.

  162. 162
    UKIP.i.am says:

    And there’s a whooping cough outbreak and thanks to the French we now have a Legionnaires outbreak. Sacre bleu!

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  164. 164
    UKIP.i.am says:

    The outfit looks familiar.

  165. 165
    Aunty Matter says:

    Perhaps the Tories should elect your twat of a husband Sally?

  166. 166
    Aunty Matter says:

    The beauty of multiculturalism, perhaps Danny Boyle can put it in the closing ceremony of the fucking Olympics?

  167. 167
    Aunty Matter says:

    Just how many events do swimmers need? Why don’t they do the 100,200 and 400 metres running backwards as well or hopping?

  168. 168

    For all who loved Lynyrd Skyntrd in their prime (I went to see them three times including one centre front row time), and who loved Sweet Home Alabama, I bring you this. The Leningrad Cowboys & Red Army Choir singing it. Yes, you read that correctly… If you think this is surreal, wait until you get to 1:48.

    This is serious mind-bending shit. If you don't want to become affected
    by it then *don't watch it*
    
    Really. 
    

    The song is so good and my memories of Skynyrd so great that I still find myself singing along to it. This proves I am a really sad bastard. Would like to see them try Freebird, but perhaps, upon more mature thought, not…

    I won’t say enjoy, just listen:

  169. 169
    get real, you trollop says:

    Boris is damaged goods. It will never happen.

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    Censorship. says:

    Not sure Danny would use a 23 year old white woman who had to have a lung removed because her NHS immigrant doctor could not diagnose TB even though she lived in a London immigration TB hotspot

  171. 171
    Troll Opp says:

    Where is he damaged?

  172. 172
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I mean how hard would it be to invade France ?

  173. 173

    Lynyrd Skyntrd should read Lynyrd Skynyrd of course, at the time, the greatest group in the world.

    Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd, or Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd, if you don’t want the sress marks.

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    get real, you trollop says:

    *giggles* Those quiffs remind me of Dread Zeppelin wot I had the privilege to see a few times.

    Of course, Sweet Home Ala was their riposte to this:

  175. 175
    PFM says:

    Don’t worry about it. Lynyrd Skynyrd are just as over rated as the beatles. Neither grouo lived up to the hype.

  176. 176
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    hair today gone tomorrow

  177. 177
    Anonymous says:

    We have been exposed to TB from immigrants, legal and illegal, particularly young adults, coming from anywhere in south Asia, sub-saharan Africa and even eastern Europe (notably, Romania) for decades.

  178. 178
    fleetstar says:

    Middle England, mainly.

  179. 179
    fleetstar says:

    bollocks but only one group hit the ground playing

  180. 180
    Hard Cash says:

    E Z P Z but think about the consequences. It is far far better that Germany supports them and not us.It’s costly enough supporting the scotch FFS.

  181. 181
    Rebel with a cause says:

    So would Dave not respond if a rebel Muslims shelled our second city?

  182. 182
    The Who says:

    No they were both shite and over hyped.

  183. 183
    Homosexual Marriage, Euro loving Dave says:

    I don’t think so. As for Dave, then middle England detest him.

  184. 184
    Alfred says:

    No. He’d get his butler to tune the televisual device to Sky News.

  185. 185
    fleetstar says:

    So is your blog but people seem to lap that up.

  186. 186
    fleetstar says:

    *hears the giggle*

  187. 187
    On message says:

    The BBC says it is wrong to restore peace in Syria.

  188. 188
    Alfred says:

    Who cares? Life is so cheap, these days. Let them slog it out. Hundreds of new-borns die every day. WTF?

  189. 189

    When the vid completes you see the features of Hughie Thomasson at the top right. Brilliant singer/lead guitarist from the Outlaws, who took over from Ed King, original Skynyrd member, who left after the first three albums and is thereby still alive. He had rejoined in 1987 after the plane crash of the previous year which had claimed the lives of three band members and three crew and seriously injured all the others. Sadly, this is rather a pale version of the song. A better live recording from Wolfgang’s Vault (Bill Graham’s famous stash) is here, recorded three months before that blasted crash:

  190. 190
    My Other Van's A Comma says:

    Don’t go mad, dear. I know where you’re coming from, though.

  191. 191
    Jack says:

    Bluebirds is Dragons! Suck it up, Taffies

  192. 192
    sick of everything, ever says:

    I’m fed up with human suffering being the next

    ++++ BREAKING WIND ++++

    To me, it’s a very sick situation we are in. Maybe I’m just over-sensitive.

  193. 193
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    plonker has taken down the vid
    as to are you hallucinating does this look like an elephants nose ?
    __+______+ _+______).+
    ___+_____ + _+_____(.+

    If yes then your brain is fucked up from all the chemical intake

  194. 194
    Boot other Foot says:

    I think Dave cares but he has not thought it through. If a band of Muslim extremists decided to seize Brum with aid from Al Quida he would do the same as President Assad but ask the Yanks for help rather than the Russians.

  195. 195
    garden shed economist says:

    Let them have it, FFS. At least it will halve the cost of building HS2 at their end of the line.

  196. 196
    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says:

    And wot’s more the Beatles were bubble gum pop until they went all transcendental crap man

  197. 197
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    in the seventies I was with a bunch of Germans socially in Munich and I made the observation that Enoch’s speeches had been compared to Hitlers for delivery and they went very quiet.

  198. 198
    garden shed twat expert says:

    How’s twitter tonight?

  199. 199
    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says:

    I’m up to 247,698 with 13 followers.

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    SAD CUNT says:

    Great stats!

  201. 201
    The Last Tweet of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says:

  202. 202

    …the ultimate irony of “Sweet Home Alabama” is that for so many, the song’s implied put down of Neil Young was NOT meant as criticism but as support of Young’s anti-racism. Thus, for those who think it’s so clever to put down Neil Young using the phrase “Hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don’t need him around anyhow” little do they realize that they have the meaning backwards. Every day, someone blogs or tweets the “Neil Young putdown” without comprehending that they’ve actually praised him.

  203. 203
    Maharishi Mahesh Bogey says:

  204. 204
    This guy does my head in says:

    +++++ MASTER DRUMMER ALERT+++++

    Graham Lear on skins ;- )

  205. 205
    This guy does my head in says:

    Got that x

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    U ain’t buggin me , babes – I jus types slowly ;)

    These words and the ones in the previous post are not mine. I am simply quoting what others say…

    xx ♥

  207. 207
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    100meters water hopping sounds like an event, 3 feet water foot must touch the floor

  208. 208
    This guy does my head in says:

    ++++ MASTER TYE PISSED ALERT +++++

    I knows ; )

  209. 209
    Cutie says:

    Woodstock was his bestest hour. Graham, that is. I fell in love with the video.

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  211. 211


    Holy shit, this is absolutely MIND-BLOWING. Especially if u follow these tips:

    1) Use good speakers or headphones.

    2) Shut out all worldly distractions (i.e. nagging wife, cell phone).

    3) Light up a nice fat joint.

    Top comment which seems to be good advice.

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    Vicious Jenny says:

  213. 213
  214. 214
    Pace, power, precision..... says:

    You lucky fucker :- O

  215. 215
    Pace, power, precision..... says:

    *Follows the handy tips*

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  217. 217
    .....from the deep cupboard... says:

    YAY !! We ROCKIN !! Gonna do 12.15 next x

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    Jag älskar dig också, gör jag inte? says:

    Vill du att korrumpera mig?

  219. 219

    Has you gone off radar, darlin?

    U r right, it is hit an miss. ♥♥

    The answer is yes BTW – cept u is there already xxxxxxx

    LU

  220. 220
    not a machine says:

    Gold medal for best evaluation of twitter storm goes to Cranmers Blog …

    All very interesting stuff , this reading and typing things and the determination of offence . I must admit a few years ago , I was fairly shocked at having , replys that seemed offensive out of nowhere , but some sort of unofficial ettiquet has occured since then although I am not sure what we have seen in the changes in the teen minds it has created are a change for the better , but then they will probebly be moment when I am at the bustop and a group starts up “look theres a bloke reading a book , hey grandad ,you want get with it ” or somthing to that effect . The trouble is , not so much that i dont understand how to get with it , its that I have troubling thoughts about what this sea of immediacy is actually doing , but then again I am on that line of aging where I can remember a world with just the landline and the post (i can even remember telegrams at weddings)

    Interesting thought on NN , genetically engineered atheletes ! shusssh Labour are probebly working on genetically engineered labour voters , now that is scary ….. well when you run out of dellusions might as well cleanse the opponements to make socialism work …..good night and dont have nightmares ….

  221. 221
    You Never Even Call Me By My Name, David Allan Coe says:

    You want redneck? I’ll give you redneck! If this ain’t country, I’ll kiss yer ass!

    Then listen to the song in the moniker line, especially the last verse– it’s the perfect country song!

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    Jag älskar dig också, gör jag inte? says:

    Mind Blowin !! *presses the button AGAIN*

  223. 223
    a true libertarian says:

    Carlos Santana has admitted that the band were peaking on some seriously heavy acid when they knocked this tune out.

    They have left us, and future generations, a wonderful six minutes of pure magic.

    Should drugs be legalised for genuine musicians and their road crews?

  224. 224
    Moussa Koussa Mouskouri says:

    Utterly mesmerising.

  225. 225
    ear-goggles says:

    My ears is beginnin to bleed *presses play an turns it up*

    Tomorrow is for the hopelessly optimistic, I thinks.

  226. 226
    ear-goggles says:

    Cranmer is just 8illy letting his hair down. Ergo, don’t bother ;- )

  227. 227
    egg timer says:

    0514

  228. 228
    ear-goggles says:

    Ta.

  229. 229
    not easily amused says:

    Cranmer’s so far up his own fucking arse, he can’t see the wood.

  230. 230
    bemused says:

    Another PPE waste of time.

  231. 231
    where's my litter tray? says:

    an itellectual spastic

  232. 232
    where's my spell checker? says:

    wrong moniker

  233. 233
    Cutie says:

    Have you ever read him?

  234. 234
    not easily amused says:

    Half of one paragraph was enough.

  235. 235
    Cutie says:

    He thinks he’s clever…

  236. 236
    not easily amused says:

    ….but he’s not. There lies our problem.

  237. 237
    Vicious Jenny says:

    A hopeless situation all round?

  238. 238
    UKIP.i.am says:

    So much for Danny Boyle and his celebration of our putrid nationalised health service.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19073700

    “The first private company to run an NHS hospital claims it has cut waiting times, improved care and delivered savings in its first six months.

    Circle has run Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire since February.

    Regional NHS officials monitoring Circle say the company has made a good start, while warning that improvements at the hospital must be sustainable.”

    Note the word ‘claims’. When do you ever get the qualifying word ‘claims’ whenever the NHS quotes any data?

  239. 239
    Ava Banana says:

    Can anyone get a sample of Edward’s DNA so he can be (re)cloned? We need somebody like him desperately to show us how it should be done.

  240. 240
    The Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Send the Scotch to invade France.
    Job done.

  241. 241
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a figment of my own imagination.

  242. 242
    annette curton says:

    Keep off the figs, another day spent sitting on the crapper.

  243. 243
    All this fuss for a few chocolate coins says:

    Congratulations on the huge benefits from the Titanics, Seb :

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/empty-capital-tells-the-world-were-still-open-for-business-7995041.html

  244. 244
    Jag älskar dig - definitivt på skärmen says:

    Where did you get to? Did you see what I replied to you? Late up today I spose. The website on which the sun never set… ♥

  245. 245
    Grollace says:

    New Years Honours List
    “Sir Vince”

  246. 246
    Tonto says:

    Pretty girl, flash eyes , state confidentiality the window out of.

    confidence no.

  247. 247
    Gustav says:

    Can we not promote the old fart to being our ambassador on Saturn ?

  248. 248
    Anonymous says:

    Your the detective, find out

  249. 249
    moose accuser says:

    twat

  250. 250
    Laughing Out Loud says:

    How much will (s)he be expected to contribute to LibDem funds? There’s an election coming, and the public will have to pay for it.


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