August 8th, 2012

Fools Gold


213 Comments

  1. 1
    o/t says:

    The Labour Party candidate due to stand in the Avon and Somerset police commissioner election has stepped down due to a previous criminal conviction.

  2. 2
    just me says:

    Brown is an arsewipe.

  3. 3
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Mong.

  4. 4
    Sally Bercow says:

    I’d love a mouthful of Beefy’s t-bone! [@SallyBercow]

  5. 5
    Well it's a thought says:

    Mmmmm

    Well it’s a thought says:

    August 8, 2012 at 8:16 am
    It’s a good job the athletes are winning gold medals, otherwise we wouldn’t have any gold after Gordy the lunatics sell off of 400tons? of gold for 99p

  6. 6
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Ha ha ha – nice one beefy

  7. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    In a recent survey my twinkies came 3rd.

  8. 8
    Liebour says:

    Well we thought it was important to get someone with previous experience of police procedures and our criminal justice system

  9. 9
    hmmmm says:

    BBC going back to type – torys selling off school fields ….. not spending enough … holding back asports people……all the economic mess is down to them … eating babies …. its like 1997 -2010 never happened.. How we wish that was true.

  10. 10
    never did anything for me says:

    Don’t bogart that spliff, Beefy….

  11. 11
    Liarpoliticians says:

    Rubbish!

    There’s next to no gold in an Olympic gold medal, it’s plated junk.

    “.. the gold medal consists of just over one per cent actual gold. The rest is made up of 92.5 percent silver and 6.16 per cent copper.

    Rules laid down by the International Olympics Committee specify that the medals must contain 550 grams of high-quality silver and six grams of gold. ”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180868/London-2012-Olympics-Medals-worth-just-3.html

  12. 12
    AC1 says:

    Obviously unfit to stand for Labour as he wasn’t able to use CPS connections to avoid getting charged (unlike most MPs..).

  13. 13
    Blowing Whistles says:

    What did the Mirror really get up beefy’s nose about …?

  14. 14
    Botham, you are a cock. says:

    6 grams of gold per gold medal, Brown sold 395 tonnes (395 million grams) = 65 million 833 thousand 333 medals, to replace what Brown sold off.

    I see why he went into sports, rather than anything involving intellect.

  15. 15
    Magic mong's nlp says:

    Can’t decide if he is a pathetic excuse for a man or a pathetic excuse for a human being? Which?

  16. 16
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Nothing better to do, dear?

  17. 17
    A socialist old witch meddling in other people's lives says:

    Parasites. kerrchiiing.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    I presume you mean McMoron?

  19. 19
    mind numbing says:

    When is the crappy olympics ending? Utter shit!

  20. 20
    OnBenefits says:

    They want you poor, they want you stupid and they want you weak.

  21. 21
    Attention Span says:

    Yeah, bring on Eurovision

  22. 22
    My wiser triplet says:

    So many to choose from. Lmao

  23. 23
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Even if a ‘gold’ medal doesn’t exactly do what it says on the tin, I wouldn’t call silver and copper ‘junk’.

  24. 24
    Stupid boy Ian says:

    we would need 66,000,000 gold medals containg 6 g of gold to replace the gold that Brown sold

  25. 25
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Botham, the kind of man you’d like to have on your side: ‘… accused of racism and ball tampering by Imran Khan. This would become the subject of a court case later on, one that Imran Khan would go on to win. Botham was liable for all expenses in the court case in the ruling, even those incurred by Imran Khan… His private life has also made occasional dramatic appearances in Britain’s tabloid newspapers, with at least one extramarital affair prompting a public apology to his wife Kathy. Botham was also sacked from the Queensland team after being arrested for assault of a fellow airline passenger.’

  26. 26
    Sarah says:

    By the way. Where’s Gordon?

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    I’m getting pissed off with employment agencies taking a 3rd of my poxy little wage.I bet if someone checked these 800’0000 new jobs are all fucking new employment agencies.

  28. 28

    Prime qualification.

    Judging from recent experience.

  29. 29

    Wrong.

    He is not even that good.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Gordy thought he was running a 99p store so he sold at that price.

  31. 31

    Have you had any extramarital affairs yourself, CSC, you cuпt.

  32. 32
    No one says:

    No – the annual Cowell humiliationfest and bloody dancing.
    No wonder I’m deeply depressed.

  33. 33
    The Big C says:

    Botham has raised colossal sums for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

  34. 34
    Izzy or Izn't he says:

    Gordon Brown is in fact “The Third Krankie” – the one Wee Jimmy and her Dad Ian don’t like to talk about.

  35. 35

    The pound rose against other major currencies after Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, said that further interest rate cuts in the UK could be counterproductive. FT (behind the paywall.)

    M@rkets have long memories. They extent to longer than five minutes. I have some pounds maturing soon, so excellent news for me there. But after September?….

  36. 36
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Oh FFS just post the link to wikipedia, whydon’tcha?
    And as long as you’re at it throw in the part where he’s raised 12 mill for charities, notably to fight leukaemia, please!
    I don’t know what’s worse, the selective false-light quoting, or the Johann Hari-style lack of citation!
    We get it, he CAN be an arsehole– but it seems he can also be Mr Nice Guy too!
    (Surprised you didn’t mention his being a Tory– curious…)

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

  37. 37
    Izzy or Izn't he says:

    Well old cat, I think we can rest assured that no aspect of CSC’s ‘life’ will make any sort of appearance in the national press, dramatic or otherwise (unless he goes ballistic in his Thursday night nitting circle).

  38. 38
    Alexsandr says:

    and all the sporty types bleating about needing more facilities. Its become an industry. No mention where the money comes from for the gyms, pools, playing fields etc.

    just so we can see a few people do PE on the telly

  39. 39
    Botties sticky wicket says:

    a great all rounder then

  40. 40
    John says:

    What has this to do with the topic at hand?

    Let’s rather point out that with all the gold being taken home by athletes from former colonies the overall picture is more one of colonialism in reverse!

  41. 41
    nellnewman says:

    Poor gordon. Even as TeamGB is doing us proud and winning Golds , their achievements are highlighting his abject failure.

    I hope he’s never forgotten for the mess he made of our country.

  42. 42
    A nameless left wing BBC Editor says:

    Actually Jen Weddell the bars bronze medallist stated in an interview that it was the National Lottery that enable this and that coaches and athletes could train all the time.

    As that was the Tories who set that up don’t expect to see that repeated on the BBC / Guardian or lefty circles any time soon.

  43. 43
    nellnewman says:

    And don’t forget he sold it at brownbottom after he’d given the markets 48hours notce of his intentions (or rather Ball’s had) so that the price fell dramatically before he put it up for sale!

  44. 44

    It’s people like him that steer me towards Tourettes.

  45. 45
    A labour voting numbnut coz my dad did too says:

    he will be

  46. 46
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    All very touchy about it I see.

  47. 47

    Don’t think he has even learned the lesson yet, nell. In a way I hope your canonical views are correct.

    Because he will then face judgment.

  48. 48
    A labour voting numbnut coz my dad did too says:

    To sell was bad enough but that announcement alone was utterly unbelievable. Until he used the cash generated to buy Euros.

    People say he kept us out of the Euro but that’s bollox he sold the gold reserves and bought the euro. There should have been an enquiry and Brown should be in Jail and his entrails hanged from tower bridge

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    Its all Bales of course says:

    no …..more touchy feely

  50. 50
    david says:

    Talking about Gordon I seem to remember that this site made much of his nose picking habit.

    http://playpolitical.typepad.com/uk_conservative/2012/08/watch-david-cameron-defends-overseas-aid-budget-as-a-moral-obligation-during-tense-radio-interview.html

    It appears he isn’t the only one, I do hope Guido will give Dave’s little habit equal prominence.

  51. 51

    King John’s treasure was lost in The Wash. Gordon topped that. He just gave it away.

  52. 52
    50 shades of Turnip says:

    How come that blinky eyed English idiot who was his sidekick is still mouthing off from the sidelines ?

  53. 53
    Tracey says:

    Not my Prezza again?

  54. 54
    Pundit Too says:

    Botham definately has a crackpot idea of economics and the price of gold.
    Perhaps he is now an economist on Fuller’s Earth.

  55. 55
    Mrs Duffy says:

    He’s Pigot!

  56. 56
    Gordon Brown says:

    You forget. I saved the world. It was the right thing to do.

  57. 57
    nellnewman says:

    I feel sure my canonical view’s must be shared by gordon himself. After all he was very fond of telling us that he was a ‘son of the manse’.

    A favorite saying of mine to my now darling departed Mum was ‘when God’s ready’

    I sincerely hope God’s going to have something severe to say to gordon when he finally arrives at the Pearly Gates, when God calls him, not least about his claims for being a squeaky clean Christian whilst he was selling off our gold, stabbing folks in the back and throwing childish rages that culminated in him chucking his nokia at people.

  58. 58
    nellnewman says:

    Oh and God Bless Blinky.

    Best advert for never voting Labour Ever!

    Please let him stay as shadow chancellor or shallow chancer as someone calls him on here.

  59. 59
    Engineer says:

    Ah – the Alistair Campbell approach. If you can’t counter the argument with facts, smear the protagonist instead.

    Contemptible.

  60. 60
    Beeboid One says:

    We are totally committed to our left wing ideology and the Labour Party and any semblence of truth does not come into it.
    This week we will continue our attack on the government as the Olympics are now gearing down. Wave the Red Flag.

  61. 61
    Deputy speaker says:

    Sorry dear, he’s not that hard up. Try every Regiment in the British Army if you haven’t done so already.

  62. 62
    People of Kirkcaldy says:

    We love having our concerns ignored.

  63. 63
    nellnewman says:

    He bought Euros with that pittance he got from selling Our Gold.??!! I didn’t know that bit!

    Talk about his crowning glory!! What an utter idiot and financial failure he and his sidekicks balls were!

  64. 64
    Engineer says:

    After September, even the usual economic suspects are being very tight-lipped about what will happen with (or to) the Euro. A longish period of economic turbulence awaits, methinks. Not inconceivable that Sterling could become a safe haven.

  65. 65
    nellnewman says:

    The peoplle of Kirkcaldy voted for him and they’ve got what they deserved.

  66. 66
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Mr Cato, who has never been CONVICTED of fooling around with little kiddies” might be technically 100% accurate, in the sense that since you’ve never done so, hence nobody has ever brought charges against you, nor have you ever needed to defend yourself at trial for it; of course, saying it with THAT particular emphasis conveys quite a different message (“*cough*Michael Jackson*cough*”). Careful how you talk about people and their faults. Guido has to do so, to a certain extent anyway, just to maintain credibility, leaving to one side the question of defamation of character and libel suits. You had better, also, and for the same reason.

  67. 67
    Expat Geordie says:

    Isn’t there something that you missed? Could it be shagging half the rent boys in Edinburgh? Not sure that the old boy upstairs would approve of that either.

  68. 68
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    A little difficult for the Tories to take the high ground over the (always) venal Labour Party given that they were forced to tell Kieron Mallon he could not be considered due to a conviction for assaulting schoolboys and have nominated Michael Mates, close friend of criminal fugitive Asil Nadir for Hampshire commissioner. Presumably he will stand on the platform of “Elect me, I know where my friends can be found”.

  69. 69
    nellnewman says:

    If that is true God will know about it.

    Not sure however that in God’s eyes that would be a sin.

    The sin would be in denying that you felt that way about things, as that would be a lie and hence a sin.

  70. 70

    nell. I had not realised your Mum had gone but suspected it during your hiatus from posting.

    My sincere condolences. But as I have experienced with my Dad, now gone for over five years, there are the memories. They sustain you.

    SC

  71. 71
    Chris Hoy entering the 1000m back-pedalling race with synchronised bunny hopping. Gold, gold, gold. says:

    I’d better get cracking on then.

  72. 72
    Lou Scannon says:

    King John didn’t have a laundry marker but Gordon had something of the sort. Pity he used it on Brenda’s Despatch Box instead of our money.

  73. 73
    Gordon Brown says:

    Shut the fuck up you old bitch…i’ll fucking arrange for you to be found dead in the woods.

    Who put me with that woman…I Bet it was Sue.

  74. 74

    That situation plays into my hands – both ways, Engineer.

    Having admitted that, I have no desire to see it happen (except in a very narrow selfish sense.)

    However, the average adult citizen of the UK has a potential debt liability of some £650,00 per head if you factor in all public debt, mortgages, loans, credit cards etc. (More possibly depending on whose figures you use.) Work out how long that will take to repay against the average disposable income (never.) No other country, Greece included, gets remotely near this.

    Sorry, but I will pile the pain on further. Just consider the extra pain that would ensue for every 1% in interest rates…

  75. 75

    I reckon it can be found, Lou! ;-)

  76. 76
    nellnewman says:

    Guido OT sorry.

    Thank you SC after long illness she died yesterday. God finally decided it was time though I’d told him off , lots in last few weeks,for not coming for her before this.

    Today my sisters and I have been having conversation about a particularly evil cockerel she kept with her chickens. As kids we were scared to death of it. I shall forever remember it’s name as gordon!

    As for Mum loved her to bits and well you know……………..

  77. 77
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Will Isreal Bomb or will they ‘get’ others to do it for them?

  78. 78
    nellnewman says:

    That’s OK talking of woods – Dr K is waiting to welcome you and bliar and alastairC to the Pearly Gates.

  79. 79

    Yes, nell.

    For what little it is worth, I will think of you.

    Yours affec.

    SC

  80. 80
    Thompson and Thompson says:

    You’ll find him listed on page 19, dear.

  81. 81
    Engineer says:

    Sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing, Nell. Even though common sense tells you that that’s the natural order of things, it’s still a wrench. I know it was when I lost my Dad. As SC wisely says, it’s remembering the good times that’s a help.

  82. 82
    Blowing Whistles says:

    And don’t forget Nell – he sold it because his Government advisers were Goldman Sachs and they made a huge ‘fee’ for being Government advisers. GS made a £4 million fee for advising Mouchel recently about restructuring their £180m debt. £87m of the debt – was ‘written off’ just like that! …..

    If betweeen Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Goldman Sachs – they ‘can between themselves ‘write off’ £87m Pounds just! like! that! – then I put it – why can’t all these ‘debts’ … [Its all based on falsities and a false market] … throughout Europe and farther afield – also be ‘written off’ just! like! that!?
    GS have ‘form’ – decades of it. No, No, Never – they’re not all running a cartel … Never – wash my mouth out.

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  84. 84
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Gary Linekar of course is also a ‘celebrity’ paragon of virtue / a role model [?] / a shyster milking it for all he can on the Blitish Bloodcasting Co-operation …

  85. 85
    Raving Loon says:

    I think he might be trying to make a joke, rather than delving into the specifics of mathematics, economics and, apparently, metallurgy.

  86. 86
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    As I said on an earlier thread I cannot understand all the cheering about GB and gold. The association of those initials and that metal does not cheer me one little bit.

  87. 87
    Blowing Whistles says:

    We are all being ‘hoody’ [Brother] ‘winked’ – the issue is of what happens in November with the election of a President in that far off country who have only taken 200 years or so to screw up the rest of the world. There are 2 candidates – it’s like voting for evil or evil / Stalin or Stalin. But don’t expect them lot to wake up any time soon.

  88. 88
    Raving Loon says:

    How about devoting 0% and leaving us all alone, we’ve had enough of your help.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    From the Office of Gordon Brown Ltd.

  90. 90
    Moussa Koussa says:

    I love having a wank whilst wearing my sisters lingerie.

  91. 91
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Nell – I think he doesn’t want too many to know tht he’s also part of that deluded group of society gits the Scottish Rite of Freemoosenary – who themselves were twatted by some financial trickmeisters.

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    Land of the midges and men in skirts. says:

    Botham is not so daft. For some reason most people do LEJOG and he had the good sense to do JOGLE. Quite why people usually opt to leave England and travel to Scotchland is bewildering.

  93. 93
    Monty Merle Travis says:

    I’d rather Gordon became intimately acquainted with 16 tons of carbon.

  94. 94
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Petra mandlesohns Islington Mob I believe. All of ‘em buggered buggers’.

  95. 95
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Brenda as is a constitutional Sovereign – only answers to her ministers. [Even when the whole damned lot of them are corrupt]

  96. 96
    Larry the cat says:

    And just what is it with you and dead cats Schrödinger?

  97. 97
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Nell – surely some mistake there – aren’t they already condemned to Hell?

  98. 98
    Blusea socialist says:

    It dosn’t give us much confidence when the Chancellor of the Exchequer comes out with such a stupid statement as 110%.

  99. 99
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Are you that big firm of Cowboys who have huge Offices in Cardiff near the prison?

  100. 100

    My theory BW is that history speeds up.

    The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years. The British Empire lasted for a century and a half. The American Empire (yes, I know what the theory is…) has not even lasted a century – and they are now on the way out. The Chinese Empire will last 25 years maximum. The Indians will take over but for how long. Then South America…

    (I know I have left out Macedonian 5 minutes, Byzantium 1000+ years, the Ottoman at 700+ years, Holy Roman at 850 years and Austro-Hungarian half a century. But the principle holds.)

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Hoy’s OK.
    Following Alex Salmond’s pathetic attempts to stir up anti-GB feeling, Hoy said he was proud to cycle for Team GB and any attempts to launch a Scottish cycling team would be hampered by a lack of training facilities north of the border.

  102. 102
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Couldn’t stop laughing when I heard Gideon state that the other day. Even the Indy printed a letter to that effect today.

  103. 103
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Were you running drugs into the US for the mob or the Cia?

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    Brown and Balls had crackpot ideas of economics and the price of gold. Sadly the country is still suffering from their failures.

  105. 105
    Mervyn says:

    Actually it’s about 5% gold, the rest mainly cupro nickel – bit like our gold bars we sell the punters – 95% tungsten, ha ha! Although given how much money we are printing for our mates down the road an ounce of copper will soon be worth as much as a schmuck Brit’s castle. G_d I love this country! It’s so fucking easy.

  106. 106

    I have absolutely no idea what you can possibly be talking about…

    ..................................
  107. 107
    AC1 says:

    Interest rates need to rise at least 4% and probably to 7%.

  108. 108
    AC1 says:

    Chinese “empire” will blow up on the pad.

  109. 109
    Al-CIAda says:

    Read, steady, BANG!

  110. 110
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I have a cunning plan. Put Piggy Pickles on a diet and the savings in food costs can pay for a doubling of the sport budget for the next 10 years.

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    just asking says:

    Isn’t it heartening to see athletes achieve their lifetime ambition?

  112. 112
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Which, coincidentally, was the motto of Botham and Shagger Gower in the 1980s.

  113. 113
    AC1 says:

    @Nell,
    Hope the loss does not linger too long and you remember the good and forget the bad.

  114. 114
    nellnewman says:

    Thanks SC and Eng . She was 97 and 1 month so many would say her time had come. But to lose your Mum or your Dad who’s been the most loving person to you since you were a baby – well there are no words…..

    When parents are good – it is an amazing blessing = and we were poor but very blessed.

    When I read the story of poor =Shafil.ea*Ahm.ed this last few weeks and those dreadful cold uncaring parents I couldn’t help but compare our carefree childhood to hers and grieve for her.

    We have so much to celebrate!

  115. 115
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    But he is accurate about the other side of Botham’s character. In the 80s I worked for a company that retained Botham for promotional activity. On occasion I had to contact him and would call his home, only to be told by his wife that she had no idea where he was or where he had been for the last week.

  116. 116
    Alky Campbell says:

    And even if you CAN counter with facts, why? Lies, fabrications, calumny, innuendos, insinuations, rumourmongering, insults, vituperation, derision– they’re all just too much fun to do to just simply abandon them! Why deny yourself the pleasure of kicking your opponent in the nuts out of some misplaced idea of fair play and honesty in the transacting of Government business? Hey, that’s just the way I roll, boss!

    And in all fairness to me, Sir Ian Botham and I have both worked, even together at times, to raise money for Leukaemia Research. I may be a complete and utter scumbag, but even I can play well with others when “It’s all in a good cause, innit?”

  117. 117
    AC1 says:

    Overheard someone mention that it was mathematically impossible amount of time to devote, and this might be why the economy is not recovering as the chancellor is innumerate…

  118. 118
    AC1 says:

    “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'”
    Ronald Reagan (PBUH)

  119. 119
    nellnewman says:

    Actually I don’t think so . I don’t think God would commit anybody to that hell thingy. God’s too kind to do that. But that’s only my personal point of view.

  120. 120
    Lord Cashbox of DeSleaze says:

    Someone’s set up in competition to me?

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    erm.... says:

    .
    one day for the sake of peace debt will be written off. only when ppl become honest. until then it’s a game of who has a bigger willie.

  122. 122
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Missionary work.

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    erm.... says:

    .
    i am afraid we are past the time of might is right. now you can become who you want to be. you have the power…..all you need is the will.
    .
    Guido island anyone?

  124. 124
    erm.... says:

    setup a collective…and run your own show.

  125. 125

    I risk all sorts of censure for saying this but I actually met him myself in the early 80s. To be honest, if someone had not introduced him to me, I would have passed him by in the street without knowing. But I am not obsessed by celebrity culture. Never was. He seemed to be a nice guy and we had a short chat before moving on.

    I would not judge him in case anyone would want to judge me. Look for the underneath character, not the superficial.

  126. 126
    nellnewman says:

    Yes Thank U AC1 . We shall remember the good.

    She spent a lifetime doing two jobs to earn enough money to make our lifetime good. We shall remember that.

    When I was registering her death today one of the questions I was asked was what benefits , other than the state pension had she claimed. Don’t ask me why they needed to know that ’cause I don’t know.

    Answer was she didnt- She didn’t have any money or property or investments other than her pension so she could have done. But she wouldn’t. She said she was entitled to her state pension because she worked past her age of retirement and paid for it in full and then some. But she wouldn’t claim anything else that she could have had.

    Proud of her independence.

  127. 127

    There is only one way to discuss what the country’s position will be, AC1, if or when that happens.

    It begins with an F.

    A capital one, at that.

  128. 128
    Knife Wielding Maniac says:

    Parkinson’s disease sufferer, 54, held by police at Olympic cycling race ‘for not smiling’

    Read more:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2185494/Olympics-2012-Parkinsons-disease-sufferer-54-held-police-Olympic-cycling-race-smiling.html#ixzz22zWvB8iQ

  129. 129
    Land of immigrants and men with sheep bladders says:

    ^

    What a ( . )

  130. 130
    UKIP.i.am says:

    My mate had a game of golf with him once because they were both on their own and Beefy had no superior attitude at all – as many others would have.

  131. 131
    George "spank me now" Osborne says:

    Today I will mainly be fisting myself.

    Louise!

  132. 132
    Call me "1600rpm" Dave says:

    I’ve been called worse!

  133. 133
    Tay King-dePisse, serious for once says:

    At the risk of mawkishness, nellnewman, let me offer my condolences to you, and the whole Newman family, in the form of a song which was by coincidence a hit right at the time of my father’s passing, and helped me get through it. It is sincerely meant and I am in complete earnest on this one:

    “Beyond the door, there’s pe*ace, I’m sure;
    And I know, there’ll be no more tears in heaven.”

  134. 134
    nellnewman says:

    Oh TK Thank You for that . I had forgotten about that EricClapton absolute Gem. He wrote it I think after he lost his son in terribly tragic circumstances – but it really touches a cord at times like this. Masterpiece!

  135. 135
    365 Economists says:

    If only he’d bought magic beans instead of euros he could have climbed up the beanstalk, nicked two bags of gold coins and the hen that laid golden eggs from the giant.

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    nellnewman says:

    Well let’s not forget alycampbell’s biggest and greatest & most wicked act of all times -the character assassination of Dr K.

    RIP Dr K – there are some of us who will never forget how disgracefully bliar’s government treated you.

  137. 137
    Daily Mirror says:

    Well done to the Team GB Dutch dressage team

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Alistair Campbell – ‘Uses’ the leukaemia charities – to ‘promote himself’ – why do the charity associate themselves with a low-life like him and so many other ‘2 faced, fork-tongued’ celebrities? Why indeed.

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    Julian Clary says:

    Talk about a red box.

    Ithankyou

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    Fish says:

    The Mirror faking photos again?

  141. 141
    AC1 says:

    Getting f****d is the best way to create and give birth to something.

  142. 142
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Agreed there Nell – Heaven & Hell are just ‘words’ – that trigger people’s minds – there are many ‘trigger words’ that nasty people use to twist peoples minds. Hollow words.

  143. 143

    It rather depends how.

    An old joke about an elephant and a dog springs to mind…

  144. 144
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Is that a statement of 110% truthfulness?

  145. 145
    annette curton says:

  146. 146
    Kevin Turvey says:

    Beefy has been my hero since childhood…but then I grew up!

    He needs investigating.

  147. 147
    Fish says:

    Where Milipeed disappeared to?

    He seems to be strangely silent at the moment…I reckon he doesn’t like all of this Olympicy winning things and Union Flag waving loonies – probably because it upsets the losers (especialy his Froggy friend Monsieur Hollande and his USSR chum and soul mate, Putin).

    Gold medalth for everone.

  148. 148
    Sir Jimmy Saville's ghost says:

    I need investigating too.

  149. 149
    Undecided says:

    Away from all this bullshit – even if I had the will to do it – is it better to vote for Hunt Cameron or shoot oneself in the foot? or arse with a shotgun? (I know from persoinal expeience that’s very painful – and if you wonder why – try going duck shooting and climbing a style with a lorded shotgun – and the saftey off- and an early morning dram) – and for all you ‘elf n safety twats – FUCK OFF TO YOUR FOETID LITTLE DESKS AND FORMS!)

  150. 150
    Kevin Turvey says:

    Womens boxing in the Olympics…awesome!

  151. 151
    Gordon, with muffled reply says:

    Ah’m here in the shitter precious! – doing ma jobby – so ah dinae shit the bed agin!

  152. 152
    Jim fixed it for me! (courtesy of the BBC) says:

    Too right…my arse is still so sore!

  153. 153
    The Tory's as at present led and fed says:

    We are, with few exceptions arse wipes and bottom feeders.

    Our leader, such as he is, has no moral compass or direction (remember Gordon?) and Millitwat is your next PM!

    And it could have been so very different!

  154. 154
    The Tit in No 10 says:

    Whatever it is you want – I give you my word! – and I think you can trust me by now! . . .

  155. 155
    elf advisor says:

    go and get something scraped yer fucking old bag!

  156. 156
    Bystander #41 says:

    Sick!!!

  157. 157
    Jim fixed it for me! (courtesy of the BBC) says:

    It’s Savile btw…but between you and me it was still an l of a pain…ooh my poor arse…hows about that boys ‘n’ girls.

  158. 158
    The Right Stuff says:

  159. 159
    VOMIT says:

    SICK SICK SICK

  160. 160
    Diane Fatbott says:

    Wascist!

  161. 161
    Dave Camerloon says:

    I’m doing my best to hide but Boris keeps outing himself and I have to be seen to keep up.

  162. 162
    Planet Zog. Check the Messionic Hands says:

  163. 163
    Lib/Lab/Con = utter wankers says:

    My stomach will drive me elsewhere. Fuck off already with this Boris love in crap. Really, just do one you wankers.

  164. 164
    Jimmy S says:

    agh agggggh agh aggggggggh ! !

  165. 165
    Sheriff John Prescott says:

    Open your beef curtains for me luv. I’m gagging for it.

  166. 166
    Say cheese or else ! says:

    Even the Chinese didnt go that far during their Games.

  167. 167
    South of the M4 says:

    It is a brave man who says what has to be said – but it it is a wise man who says nothing when nothing has to be said. Cameron could be a little wiser.

  168. 168
    Gonkione says:

    I think you’re right, but some people don’t have a sense of humour.

  169. 169
    AC1 says:

    It’s more going to be like an a nation of addicts going through “cold-turkey”. The alternative is a nation of debt scags.

    Reality may be harsh, but believing your own hallucinations are real is harsher.

  170. 170
    not a machine says:

    Chancellor certainly giving 110% to EDF , given that 80% of dept of energy budget is going on decomissioning , to ask again if hes happy with maths of it , noting Finlands promise of cheap energy became very expensive ….. I never thought not any , just am still not sure how many more than first proposal .

    Still might be consumer cheaper if google chips in , £6mn tax on £3.4 bn uk sales , still driverless cars have clocked up miles without an accident , what an interesting world that will be …… so if your drunk , can you just ask car to take you home ?? Ah but what if people actually enjoy driving oooppppss

  171. 171
    teechin profeshunal says:

    and of course Scots who actually know how to ride a bike?

  172. 172
    Legacy WHAT FUCKING LEGACY???? says:

    Fuck the legacy

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9463115/Britain-must-seize-upon-Olympics-success-to-keep-legacy-alive.html

    Amount of funding for schools and local sports clubs over next 3 years £200 million

    Amount of funding for elite olympians to win olympic medals £400 million

    Fuck off cameron

  173. 173
    Rat's arse says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family too Nell.

    It’s rotten when you lose a beloved mum, no matter how old she was.

    Chin up, and remember all the happy times you shared.
    xx

  174. 174
    Phil says:

    In Milliband’s case I subscribe to the view that “a fool can easily be mistaken for a wise man until he opens his mouth”

  175. 175
    albacore says:

    “The Play’s the Thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”

    The political elite, what consummate actors
    All acting their heads off that they ain’t malefactors
    If, at last, Nadine’s sniffed out one conscience in there
    Do you reckon that she’ll ever make it a pair?

  176. 176
    The Truth that dare not speak its name says:

    The Stone Roses are shit overated and totally tuneless .

  177. 177
    Thompson and Thompson says:

    As in Have you stubbed your toe on a raised paving slab ? Do you want to sue the arses off your local council who will then raise the rates so that everyone else loses ? We would be on the case but we’re actually in Farnborough. We’ve revived an old idea from 1814 :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigot's_Directory

  178. 178

    Are you all sitting comfortably two-square on your botty?

    Now we’ll begin!

  179. 179

    Are you all sitty comftybold two square on your botty?

    The very great Stanley Unwin:

  180. 180
    Piers Morgan says:

    Morning you Libertarian tossers,stand to attention and sing the national anthem.

    Come on the Arsenal !!

  181. 181
    Lou Scannon says:

    When are you going to come back here and face the music ?

  182. 182
    twinkle twinkle burnt out star says:

    Shouldn’t you be looking for more braindead to watch your tv show or have even the braindead figured you out.

  183. 183
    Moussa Koussa's budgie says:

    So Murdoch loses £1bn. How I laughed.

  184. 184
    George Osborne says:

    I am going to devote 110% of my energies to achieving 0% growth whilst spending 50% of my time as Tory party strategist.

  185. 185
    Forkbender says:

    Undecided, you are Dick (Dead Eye) Cheney and I claim my £5 or you could sent me one of those “gold” Olympic©® thingies

  186. 186
    Raving Loon says:

    No funding by taxation for anyone. It should all be done from gifts, donations and from the lottery.

  187. 187
    Raving Loon says:

    “whatever it takes” is a pretty scary phrase as well.

  188. 188
    twinkle twinkle burnt out politician's says:

    He’s only following the last few chancellors in achieving immortality in the banking industry, when you have zero % growth your still a winner, after all one chancellor saved the world a few years ago.

  189. 189
    Tomorrow's Chip Wrapper says:

    RFLMAO

  190. 190
    Ernestine Tentions says:

    Sadly, we also got what they deserved!

  191. 191
    Chief Scalded Bollock says:

    It is with regret that I announce that African Village in Kensington has closed as a result of unpaid bills.

    What a surprise that is.

  192. 192
    GORDON McMENTAL McMAD says:

    And as for Sir Mervin King , his reward for continued Failed predictions
    Will be a large bonus and a seat in the lords

  193. 193
    Only 3 days 13 hours 34 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    Which 50% will be the most wasted?

    (doesn’t it worry people that we had one chancellor who believed in 0% growth, and now we’ve got a chancellor who thinks he can concentrate on something for 110% of his time? Because it f*cking worries me.)

  194. 194
    I don't need no doctor says:

    “Mirror faking photos again”. Is Piers Morgan back?

  195. 195
    Smiler says:

    Thanks Gordon that was class – I nearly pissed in me nappy.

  196. 196
    GORDON McMENTAL McMAD says:

    What is the difference between a career criminal and a politician ?

    .

    .

    A suit

  197. 197
    A sad old poof that talks to itself all day says:

    This had got to be the dullest thread in the history of order-order. Utterly mind-numbing.

  198. 198
    Political Scrapbook says:

    “Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith met Miss Essex and spent the whole time staring at her breasts, it has been claimed. Twenty year-old Chingford resident Amber Zakrzewski triumphed in the county’s beauty pageant in March, after which her MP arranged a meeting in an attempt to recruit her to the Tories.

    Having previously attempted to elicit details of the meeting with the aid of a £280 magnum of Grey Goose vodka, The Sunday Times’ Taya Gold finally got Zakrewski to spill the beans at a society polo meeting:

    “Her reticence cracks and she finally tells me something interesting about her meeting with Duncan Smith, which is he stared at her breasts for 20 minutes.”

    IDS even invited her to the House of Commons — to see PMQs, of course.”

  199. 199
    Her Mage says:

    Arise Sir Del.

  200. 200
    Aunt Mat says:

    Cameron/Hunt vs Shooting yourself.

    Like you, I am undecided.

    We are still giving away gold medals to the US and China.

    Can’t we make them out of milk bottle tops just for them?

  201. 201
    Number Cruncher says:

    22,000 — messages Louise Bagwashe posted on Twitter
    22 — mentions of her constituency in parliament

  202. 202
    GORDON McMENTAL McMAD says:

    “Having previously attempted to elicit details of the meeting with the aid of a £280 magnum of Grey Goose vodka, The Sunday Times’ Taya Gold finally got Zakrewski to spill the beans at a society polo meeting:”

    .
    And after a quick phone call The Daily Star managed to get her to flop her tits out on page three for £50 and a cream egg !

  203. 203
    GORDON McMENTAL McMAD says:

    Wewl owl the toyme he just kept staring at my Thrupenny bit’s , the dirty old sod
    nah wot i meeeen

  204. 204
    OnBenefits says:

    Is £50 and a creme egg the going rate for appearing in the Star (On Sunday)?

  205. 205
    Omar Sharif says:

    One club. ♣

  206. 206
    Bob ♦ says:

    A cheap diamond.

  207. 207
    Light-Ed Fuse says:

    No hearts.

  208. 208
    George Osborne says:

    Seven spads. ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠

  209. 209
    erm.... says:

    very good point about history speeding up.
    .
    is this called evolution. Things get easier so less of a need for an external big stick.
    .
    .
    time feels longer when we detest something …i.e boredom and shorter when we love something ..for instance being in the moment.. why it feels longer is as we are meant to learn something from the situation and we are allowed more time. wierd but true.

  210. 210
    Grimy Miner says:


    The Big C says:
    August 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Botham has raised colossal sums for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.”

    Jimmy Savile also had his hand in a lot of ‘Charidee’ fundraising. No recommendation that!

  211. 211
    Mike Oxenfire says:

    Only Dr K’s “character” assssination…?

  212. 212
    Mark Wouters says:

    Dont you Mean a crown

  213. 213
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Also think of Barrymore and his murdering mates – all ‘conveniently’ covered up!


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