August 6th, 2012

Deficit Denying Bloggers Beg For Bailout

Guido was not surprised to learn that the deficit deniers over at Left Foot Forward have gone into debt themselves, ending up £3,000 in the red this year. They’ve been forced to beg their niche readership for money:

“We’re still £3,000 short of what we need this year. We really need every Left Foot Forward reader to step up, make a small donation today and keep us successful. We now have scores of readers making small monthly payments to Left Foot Forward and hundreds making small donations every year. Can you join them and make a one off donation today?”

Turns out that magic money tree doesn’t really exist…


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    At least they’re not claiming it off the state, eh?


    • 7
      Mervyn says:

      No problem, Guido, me old hindu bogtrotter, give me a minute and I’ll run up another £375,000,000,000 for me mates down the road. And the fat pissed up paddy has the temerity to say money doesn’t grow on trees. Course it does, you dumb schmuck fuck!


    • 11
      Anonymous says:

      Another exemplary triumph for the socialist economic model!


    • 19
      AC1 says:

      How can a blog cost anything to run, let alone get 3 grand in debt?

      Looks like Keynesian economics is working as well for left foot forward as it did for the country.


    • 21
      Ah! Monika says:



    • 38
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      So they are succesful yet lost money?

      Only in the la la land fiscal world of the left could losing money be termed thus.

      I am sure that some gravy train fellow traveller will be able to turn you on to EU funding – or other British taxpayer funding via a Union.

      And remember Will – it is one thing running a failed website – it has little consequence – but a failed state is another matter.

      Yet still the left persist with their failed & evil ideology of ruin & despair.


  2. 2
    Peter Grimes says:

    Wanna bet?


  3. 3
    Andrew Efiong says:

    They spout gibberish on economics and the public finances but can’t even control the budget for a website. Hilarious!


  4. 4
    The Bongler says:

    You can’t even trust the left to run a website these days without running up a deficit.

    That blog is as bankrupt as the ideas it supports.


  5. 5
    keredybretsa says:

    Call y’selves Bloggers…I call it a Liberty.


  6. 6
    The Office Of Conservative Home says:

    Meanwhile we are pissing ourselves with laughter.
    Life’s a bitch isn’t it?


  7. 8
    annette curton says:

    Keep us successful with the begging bowl, typical.


  8. 9
    Owen Jones says:

    Sorry guys I spent my last £10 on some very useful arseless leather chaps.


  9. 10
    Glad to help says:

    I’ll donate 5p.

    Come to think of it, make that 1p.


  10. 13
    gordy says:

    why is eton a charity


  11. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Not really a surprise! I’m sure that Will Shaw will be able to get a large donation from his dad. If that doesn’t work I’m sure Tony, Cherie or Lord Fondlebum will dip in to their petty cash boxes to help!


  12. 16
    Alex says:

    I dreamt I was about to give the poor hard-up old lefty bloggers a tenner out of sympathy, but I reckon Guido or that nice Mr Montgomery will put it to better use!


  13. 17
    Engineer says:

    Left Foot Forward – loss-making blog.

    Guardian – loss-making newspaper.

    Labour Party – loss-making political organisation.

    1997-2010 Governments – creators of record peace-time National Debt.

    Can anybody see a pattern emerging, here?


    • 24
      Watermelon says:

      I love making poor people into victims so I can spend other people’s money convincing the poor that all they need is bread and circuses.

      When I grow up i’m going to become a sociopathic liar and a thief MP.


    • 33
      Yeah, right... says:

      As the sainted lady once said, the problem with socialism is that, eventually, you always run out of other people’s money.


  14. 18
    The Paragnostic says:

    3 grand?

    Will Straw could cover that just by selling a kilo in £20 bags.


  15. 27
    william says:

    Will Straw’s work experience at the Treasury,his only proper job,clearly taught him nothing


  16. 28
    Septic Tank says:

    Check out their traffic stats on, they are close to completely dead.
    Alexa Traffic Rank: 401,741 Traffic Rank in GB: 32,680

    Compare that to a far newer site the commentator:
    Alexa Traffic Rank: 169,542 Traffic Rank in GB: 7,305

    Or Guido
    Alexa Traffic Rank: 44,056 Traffic Rank in GB: 1,280

    The Left whinger’s are failing. Look at these two:

    Alexa Traffic Rank: 1,324,284 Traffic Rank in GB: 82,091
    Alexa Traffic Rank: 262,825 Traffic Rank in GB: 12,223

    Lower number is better.


  17. 29
    Les says:

    So, those tosspots don’t have a pot to piss in then eh?


  18. 30
    Harry Krishna says:

    They should have put their right foot forward!!!


  19. 34
    Mr Gove A.K.A Pob says:

    He should have just married someone with a real job and lived off her; maybe a lawyer eh Guido?


  20. 35
    Nonjob says:

    Whining lefties – always expecting someone else to pick up the tab.


Media Reader

Legalise Pot | NY Times
How Police Hack Phones and Email | Times
Guardian Journalists Paid Above Market Worth | Tom Utley
Phillip Blond is the Opposite of a Champagne Socialist | Speccie
Did FBI Informant Hack The Sun? | Guardian
Newmark Was No Fishing Expedition | Press Gazette
Shapps: Voting UKIP Risks Ebola | Sun
Naomi Wolf is a Feminist Conspiracy Theorist | New Statesman
The Insane Conspiracy Theories of Naomi Wolf | Vox
Mirror-Style Sting Might Have Caught Savile | Observer
Tough Reading for Miliband Amidst Party Unrest | LabourList

Find out more about PLMR

Chris Bryant talks to the Times Diary about a famous gay actor:

“I don’t think I’ve had sex with him. He says we had sex in Clapham. I’m fairly certain I’ve never had sex south of the river”

Progressive Inclusion Champion says:

Great to hear Carswell call for inclusive policies and that UKIP must stand for first and second generation immigrants as much as the English.

Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:


AddThis Feed Button

Guido Reads

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,519 other followers