August 17th, 2012

Mark Thompson’s Pay Package Revealed


  1. 1
    Ed Miliband says:

    Too far,too fast!


  2. 2
    Jebediah says:

    I think this division of the blog is a mistake.


    • 12
      Moussa Koussa says:

      SEE POST NUMBER 11 Jebediah….expains all.


    • 50
      Hugh Janus says:

      Too right!

      Why stop at two blogs, Guido? You could have one for Tory thieves, one for Liebour thieves, one for the Limp Dumbs….the possibilities are endless. But don’t expect me to visit them – this one is fine. Don’t try to mend what isn’t broke.


  3. 3
    Forkbender says:

    There wouldn’t be a spot of jealousy would there Guido?


  4. 4
    The Paragnostic says:

    Just spotted :


  5. 5
    Ed Milibandwagon says:

    Being a millionaire is WRONG!


  6. 6
    John D Monkey says:

    You reveal how much he’ll be paid, not how much he’ll earn….

    Not the same thing at all!


  7. 7

    A Priest, a Rabbi and Guido walk into a bar. Guido looks around and says, Saints preserve us! I’m in the wrong joke!


    • 15
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Lemme guess… it’s the “priest and rabbi in the bar” part that doesn’t fit?


      • 28

        Considering the current rise of authoritarianism, referred to elsewhere here, Guido’s blog is in the most danger unless one happens to be in the ever widening area of the religion of peace, in which case it’s the Rabbi that cops it.


  8. 8
    Ecuadorian Embassy says:

    We welcome Pussy Riot if they wish to seek asylum.


    • 52
      BBC News Editor says:

      We are not obsessed by this bunch of hooligans – honest.


      • 58
        Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

        Well said BBC. This punk group Pussy riot are blasphemous and totally lacking in any respect for the Russian President and therefore the Russian people. The two year sentence is symbolic of the leniency and decency of the great Vladimir Putin. They would have been much more severely punished in this country! Ecuador is in the news and there are two laws there that would do this country a deal of good, namely a three month automatic gaol sentence for either criticising the President or anyone who works for the Government. Boaz.


  9. 9
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrr LOL is this the politics of envy at work…make your mind up Guido.. It is a Private sector role after all, are you losing you capitalists credentials !!!!!!


    • 11
      Moussa Koussa says:

      PS ….I NEVER…Go Over… to Guido media links. All he is trying to do inflate his traffic numbers to try and justify his ad revenue. Isnt that right Guido. !!!!!

      Massaging figures, a bit like The Gimp


  10. 10
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    At this point in the proceedings,the Cabinet and myself would like to wish the England cricket the very best of luck against the Kaffirs.


  11. 14

    ++++Pussy Riot found guilty++++


    • 18
      Mark Oaten says:


      Now Cock Riot will rule the roost!


    • 19
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Those Russian K’unts!


      • 21
        The Paragnostic says:

        2 years for taking the piss out of Putin in a church?

        You’d have to offend the religion of piss to get that sort of sentence over here.


        • 26

          Authoritarianism is on the rise worldwide.


          • SP4BS says:

            I don’t really believe that.

            The internet opened doors all over the place, and they are busily trying to shut them, but are you really comparing things sensibly to what happened 20 or 40 years ago?


          • Whilst I understand and appreciate your question, SP4BS, I was not making a comparison with that far back. Rather to the position a decade or slightly more ago. Russian was still smarting from the breakup of its empire. USA was pre-Bush2. Even Blair was introducing FOI, notwithstanding all the other considerable harm he was doing. The internet appeared unstoppable.

            I make no predictions. I only warn against bad paths for us to take.


        • 41
          Vladimir Putin says:

          The Occupy LSX protestors didn’t even get arrested for literally taking the piss in a church. We don’t fart around in Mother Russia.


      • 24
        About Time says:

        Whatever, try that nonsense in a mosque and you’ll get your head chopped off.


    • 22
      Backlash says:

      Two years in prison each, good!


    • 23
      SP4BS says:

      I briefly saw the footage of a topless woman cutting down a huge cross with a chainsaw. And she could easily have got something caught in the whirring chain. What are the penalties for health and safety violations like in Russia?


    • 25
      Anonymous says:


    • 43
      Context is Everything says:

      Their behaviour was poor. Wrong place. If a band had done similar things in St Paul’s I’d expect they too would have had the book thrown at them.


  12. 16
    The Paragnostic says:

    45 grand for a choc ice?

    That’s the last time Rio orders dessert the the Fay Duck…


  13. 29
    Fog says:

    Why would the NY Times want Mark Thompson?


    • 31
      Sir William Waad says:

      The New York Times is declining fast and they need somebody to strike a decisive blow.


      • 53
        Gordon 'McBust' Brown says:

        I wish to congratulate the NY times on the appointment of Mark Thompson. May your publication go from strength to strength.


  14. 32
    Moussa Koussa's sockpuppet says:

    Obscene amount of money just for running a newspaper. I mean, Cameron runs the country for under a third of that…


  15. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Put BBC Parliament on, Mark Thompson’s getting a grilling right now.


  16. 37
    Aunty Matter says:

    I see Sky’s Alex ‘bonkers’ Crawford it up to her usual tricks again, trying to stir up trouble in South Africa.

    No doubt the dozy bitch already has her tin hat on and her Sky camera to bring us live footage of her liberating South Africa.


  17. 40

    Russia issues warning to Britain over Assange

    The Russians (under Dictator Putin) correcting us ffs! You could not make this stuff up.

    *gets out the first of his I told you so messages, not thinking he would start to need them quite so quickly*


    • 42
      Demarche says:

      I think the whole international community should be very concerned. The heavy handed threats to invade an embassy were a disgrace. Mr Hague doesn’t get that, he is a bigger fool than i had taken him for.


      • 44
        Billy says:

        It wouldn’t be an embassy, twit features. All the diplomatic staff would have been expelled for activities incompatible with their diplomatic status.


      • 45

        Politics is the art of the possible. Douglas Hurd was one of the best Foreign Secretaries we have had in the last five decades IMHO. He would have never fallen into that trap.


        • 46
          Trahison des Clercs says:

          Asylum, does that mean that the Fart Assange shall not be able to agitate further in his adopted home?


          • SP4BS says:


            As in remind people how governments operate, and that when you send in big fancy weaponry in, it makes big holes in actual people.

            Yeah, you’re right, we’re better not being told about such things. its nice and sunny today innit?


          • Back of beyond says:

            Doe they have broadband in Ecuador?


        • 47

          I will amend that to from the end of WW1 having looked over the list.

          The only others in contention are Carrington and RAB.


      • 56
        Forkbender says:

        Hague is Dynamic Dave’s little Willy


    • 49
      SP4BS says:

      I wonder what happens to you if you piss off uncle sam, and you’ve not been poking your cock about the place.


      • 57
        Forkbender says:

        Well if someone burns the “Stars & Stripes” in public, they could easily get 2 years or more


        • 59
          Blowing Whistles says:

          The question is – is it Uncle Sam or Uncle Benjamin nastyyahoo.

          Burn an EU flag today – in protest at its communist zioloon ‘hidden’ agenda thumping for Le ‘srael.


  18. 61
    Pragmatist says:

    YOUR right to silence is probably your best defence. It’s hard to prosecute silence. Just don’t sing crap political songs in church.


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