August 11th, 2012

Saturday Seven Up

It might be silly season but this week still saw an impressive 123,957 visitors visiting 308,205 times viewing 528,432 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were:


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    Nick says:

    It may be silly season.

  3. 3
    Robert Morritt says:

    You bastards.

    It’s so hard to make a dishonest bob or two these days.

  4. 4
    Innes L Ement says:

    It’s always silly season when you’re around, Clegg.
    (No, I’m not picking up your toys for you.)

  5. 5
    Mitt Romney says:

    I categorically deny that I have picked Boris Johnson to be my running mate for the forthcoming Presidential elections.

    My running mate will be Paul Ryan,one half of the sixties duo,Paul & Barry Ryan.

    Oy Vey.

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    Who is being pre-vious at pole position?

    Titanium marigolds.


    Now that’s what I call silly.

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    Bluebottle says:

    I like Routemaster buses especially when they are cost neutral to the taxpayer just like Boris’s bendy bouncing bicycles.

    Thank you Barclays Bank for all you have done for us.

  8. 8 says:

    Possibility of German Referendum on the EU grows.

    “In the meantime, more and more people within the governing parties have been talking about holding a referendum in Germany on the European Union. Rainer Brüderle, the floor leader of the business-friendly Free Democrats, Merkel’s junior coalition partner, said on Friday that there could come a point “when a referendum on Europe becomes necessary.”

    Horst Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has even called for several referendums. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has also talked about holding a national vote on the EU.”

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    One Term Dave says:

    I promised a referendum once, but I think I got away with it.

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    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Old Jamaican saying:

    A promise is a comfort to a fool.

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    Gordon's nurse says:

    I have to use them all the time, dear.

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    Handycock Capo di Capo Soviet Republic of Portsmouth says:

    Not in Portsmouth it isn’t. Boaz.

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    Lou Scannon says:

    Here we go again with the deliberate confusion between Europe and the EU.
    a) Europe is a group of neighbouring countries which would each be capable of getting along perfectly well for themselves if it wasn’t for …
    b) The EU which is a malignant cancer that’s sucking the life out of Europe and is run by a criminal cabal, the so-called ‘elite’, for their own benefit and definitely not for the ‘little people’ who they prey on.

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    info says:

    Unfortunate choice of subject with similar names. He died of cancer 1992.

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    One of tens of thousands of former-Conservative Party members says:

    That’s what you think.

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    jonthetory says:

    A blatant act of another way to kick the can down the road. Now one is prepared to be responsible or take the blame for the collapse of the euro.

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    WTF???? says:

    Hence the term..”EUSSR”

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    David Camoron (one-term PM) says:

    You’re all too stupid to have any say on our EU membership.

    Obviously, you weren’t too stupid when, as I was desperately trying to become PM, I offered you a referendum. But you’re too stupid now, now that I don’t need your votes. It’s unthinkable that you stupid little people should have any say whatsoever.

    Although this will change in the run-up to the next election, when I’ll almost certainly repeat my bogus offer of a referendum.

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    Fairly talentless compared with what else was around at the time, as well.

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    Agree Lou.

    If the neighbouring countries want to form alliances with each other, economic or political, then that is for them. As it should be for us.

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    Angela Merkel says:

    They love me in the Sudetenland. We should have a party.

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    Mandy says:
    Who would like to grease my pole ?
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    The question of Sudetenland has turned from a politico-historical one, in the decades following the war, into a cultural one, in the last decade, where the connection of the German and Czech influences, extending over many generations, has proved stronger than Hitler’s (he was actually an Austrian) interventions and where (mostly older) Germans are now re-settling again. Some of these people can trace their roots in Russia and Romania so it is a mistake to characterise them (or Merkel for that matter) as Preußisch, if that is what you are attempting to imply.

    I was there just three months ago and talked to many people. The proximity of Germany most regard as a benefit, contrary to what one might be expected to believe.

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    Anne X says:

    That’s me out of a job then.

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    I visited this site 14,361 times last week says:

    These figures are, literally, fantastic, Guido!

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    Anonymous says:

    His mother was a bobbydazzler in her day.

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    The canine's testes says:

    God-damn it – mow it’s the bleeding limpy Olympics to follow.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I have noted that P Eye – have climbed down in this weeks bi-weekly version over Mr David ‘potty’ Potts and his attempt to become a police commissioner under a ukip banner.

    But better still there is a lovely piece about The London borough of Barnet!!! and how they just don’t like it when members of the public assert the right to look at the accounts…. reminds me of Wandsworth Borough council and just about every bent council in the land.

    Plus – people are now asking questions of Sir John Thomas – President of the Queens Bench Division of the RCJ. Was it a Tchenguiz / SFO ‘ruling’ or ‘judgment’ the MSM don’t seem to be able concur on either?

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    Bob Morritt says:

    Are there any Councillor’s jobs going in Portsmouth Handy? I don’t mind switching Parties, after all you did it and we are in a coalition.

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    Handycock Capo di Capo Soviet Republic of Portsmouth says:

    Sure Bob. Bell me and I will arrange for my boys to drive you around town in their Bentleys and explain the operation to you. Then they will take you down the Lodge to meet the other key players, senior council officers, senior police, lawyers, accountants etc. If you have a daughter bring her down and I will personally show her how nice it is to live beside the seaside. Jahbulon.

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    Moussa Koussa's pet hamster says:

    Sir John Thomas? What a prick.

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    G Brown lover of Prudence says:

    Great Britain, Campbell, wipes floor with Irish, Nevin. One more gold to Great Britain!

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    Bob Morritt says:

    Nice one Handy. See you soon, it’s a pity Wandsworth isn’t as entrepreneurial as Portsmouth, if that is the right adjective.

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    NO NAME GIVEN says:

    Standard Chartered Bank PLC is still an operating FTSE100 company despite allegations that it is a ” rogue institution” and has committed fraud not just once or twice but has “masked more than 60,000 transactions” having “schemed with the Iranian Government for nearly a decade to launder 250 billion US Dollars”

    Whilst the UK Press are claiming this is all a US conspiracy to undermine the City of London and Standard Chartered has issued its own Press Release saying that whilst they have done wrong they are not nearly that bad on Wednesday 15 August they are in the Dock to show cause why they should not lose their Banking Licence.

    Let us hope the allegations from New York are thrown out as otherwise another PLC Company will be in the brown stuff.

    Dangerously too good old Lloyds TSB get a mention in dispatches.

    In 2003 they were ditching Iranians bur appear to have said nothing when the business was being transferred elsewhere.

    I am getting the popcorn in.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Indeed not an incorrect analogy. Better still is to have witnessed the Prick attempting to bluff his way through an ‘Appeal against a criminal conviction’ earlier this year at the COA. ‘Contempt … ‘ my Rse – Not when they are in contempt for failing to uphold the law – only to protect their dying trade in duplicity.

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    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    My dear friend I think you are missing the point here.

    Standard Chartered are simply playing the game.

    If you carry our frauds, falsify and alter documents, and pay scant, if any, attention to national laws then as long as you say you are sorry and pay a whole heap of money you have acquired from your actions as a fine then you can continue into the future.

    It is as simple as that and you can rest assured that Standard Chartered will remain a highly regarded and esteemed member of the FTSE100 for many years to come.

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    Golly says:

    I don’t want to hear on Wednesday that Standard Chartered have agreed to pay a shed load of money to New York State.

    What I want to hear is why Standard Chartered’s Banking Licence should not be revoked.

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