September 1st, 2012

Saturday Seven Up

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You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


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    Kebab Time says:

    Good week back, hope you enjoyed you french holiday :)

    When does first conference start? and any update on Live chat for pmqs?

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    Political Fraud says:

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    The Age of Disenchantment is upon us. People are feeling the heat of monstrously high taxation coupled with failing public services. They are becoming aware that all too many of the people they elect, nationally and locally, are freeloading whilst not even making the slightest pretence to live by the legislation they themselves pass.

    Step forward Tony Blair. No single person has done more towards this state of affairs than he. His astonishingly demagogic enchantment of our mesmerised populace encouraged a feeling in the Conservative Party that the only way to beat Blair was for its leader to become even more like him. Hague, IDS and Howard just did not have it but Cameron was looked upon as ideal. With an irony too complex for the flathead Tories to begin to understand, this occurred precisely as Blair’s unsustainable persona had itself eventually begun to unravel and crumble.

    Now we are becalmed in five more years of Blairism with just a few insufficient tokens, such as the ending of squatter’s rights, thrown out to us.

    The opposition years are the danger ones. It is there that our parties decide how we will be metaphorically imprisoned for the next term. American style presidentiality produces lame ducks.

    Given the prevailing zeitgeist of permissive-laissez faire politics several aphorisms seem apposite:

    People get the government they deserve.
    You can fool enough of the people for enough of the time.
    Political parties often embrace styles at the precise moment the latter have run out of favour.
    Democracy serves us poorly when the country has fallen in a rut.

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    annette curton says:

    Dave was being less than honest when he declared himself to be the heir to Blair, he is in fact the heir to Brown… I am become death the destroyer of Worlds.

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    Jimmy says:

    Please may I be the first to say…fuck off Ɓilly

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bet you can’t translate that into German.

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    Jimmy says:

    I thought that you were agreed that the best you could attribute to Scameron was ‘heir to Major’ or ‘heir to Heath’

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Fuck Cameron, he committed fraud over the EU referendum and if he’s getting screwed by Cleggy then maybe he should wonder why he didn’t go for a minority administration. Cameron’s a duplicitous knave and whilst he may be keeping the EU referendum pledge for 4 months before the next election he’s still a spendthrift empty shirt. Geez – to get bested by Cleggy is humbling!

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    Jimmy says:

    “Dave was being less than honest…”

    Turned out that that wasn’t all he was dishonest about

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    Pay attention at the back! says:


    Do keep up!

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    david says:

    Many have been wondering why England captain Andrew Strauss has quit international cricket. While it’s probably has more to do with his bad couple of years at the crease and major dramas in the dressing room, it’s well known that Andrew is a Tory and rumoured that he has an interest in moving into politics. He raised £25,000 for the party at a 2011 fundraiser…

    With the Tories struggling to find a candidate for the Corby by-election, perhaps it’s time for Strauss to serve again.

    Errr obviously the Tories took ‘yer advice, sticky wicket?

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    Political Fraud says:

    But as was said on this very blog last week, “democracy is where 51 Bob Crows can out vote 50 Einsteins”

    We need to see a considerable change in the way people are permitted put themselves into the political arena, coupled with a whole new way of determining just what kind of person can apply to enter politics.

    None of this ‘never had a real job’ brigade need apply. We need people from business, public life, the upper classes, the church, academia and every other walk of life. Next they must be over a certain age, say 40 and must not have any criminal record.

    Oh, and the most important thing, they should be paid, not even expenses, it should be a calling and a duty, almost like jury service.

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    No, you may not. Fuck off.

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    A deceitful cheating toadying two-faced liar, sanctimonious git, Brussels lapdog and spineless twat says:

    Can’t do without Nick!

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    …almost like jury service. Spot on.

    Read Keith Sutherland’s The Party’s Over. Blueprint for a Very English Revolution

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    annette curton says:

    Who are these ‘you’ of whom you speak?.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    But who will make the rules of who or who can’t be in the political arena?

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    Wir sind alle gefickt.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Well that’s just it – the dumb bastards never even tried. Granted, it’s screwed the Libs like a 5 dollar whore but Labour are gonna walk the next election as every normal Tory is sniffing around UKIP. Any rational politician would have gone for minority, set a stupid trap about free schools or some other drivel, lost the vote, called an election – bish bash bong – majority. But Cameron’s such a weak child he shat himself.

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    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    Please may I be the 11,013th person to say fuck off to you, Jimmy ?

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    Incapable Vince says:

    Be patient: Lord Oldshit has promised me the leadership of the LibDemon lying rabble.

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    Jimmy's piddle says:

    Fuck off 8illy and Jimmy.

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    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    He truly is my and Liebour’s heir.

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    annette curton says:

    Angela Merkel sings:

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    I don't need no doctor says:


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    Gordon Brown says:

    Post neoclassical endogenous growth theory makes my winkle go hard. It started in America.

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    From almost 40 years ago, Bad Motor Scooter:

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    albacore says:

    Oh Lor’, I could swear I’d already read that
    Has forgetfulness overcome that poor cat
    Or is it just me, from senility, who’s
    Got a nasty attack of the deja vus?

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    Call me an old fuddy-duddy but wouldn’t it be a good idea to have as an MP successful people who knew a great deal about private sector business, rather than someone who could hit a ball a bit? Knowledge of the vital contribution that private sector business makes to growth and jobs seems to be totally lacking in Westminster. And then we wonder why the country is in such a shit state.

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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks, I only listened to Bach, Mozart and Beethoven for the first twenty years of my musical life, so it’s good to see and hear what musical giants I’ve been missing.

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    The problem with your analogy is.... says:

    But Juries CAN claim expenses !

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    Political Fraud says:

    No need for them to be in government. Kick them out of all the ministerial and higher government positions, make policy without consulting them, and brief against them on a massive scale. They’ll have to swallow it up or force a general election which will end in annihilation for the LibDumbs

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    annette curton says:

    We have all been here before.

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    Check out dem fookin sideburns says:

    You old fuddy-duddy

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    the tuгd way says:

    With Blair and Cameron, lightning really did strike twice.

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    albacore says:

    Of course we have. I’m not being absurd
    But, now, ain’t that a repeat, word for word?

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    annette curton says:

    We have all been here before…

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    albacore says:


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    annette curton says:


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    J.Edgar Electrolux says:

    Telegraph reporting that TB has agreed to a bust being placed in HOC and’…..minutes from the Commons’ Works of Art Committee meetings, released under Freedom of Information legislation, reveal that Mr Blair has agreed to sit for a portrait bust of himself.’

    Personally I would prefer him to sit for a portrait bust of somebody else, maybe a ham actor of the Carry On variety like Hattie Jacques.

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    annette curton says:


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    Jimmy says:

    I thought I told you to fuck off Ɓilly?

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    albacore says:

    Ms Isaacs, to you I must doff my hat
    As Ms Curton repeats, you are top cat

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    My previous version was about Rhodes Boyson and came at the end of a thread in answer to a question, leading me to believe that it would not be seen. However, I felt there was a larger point to make so I refined it using part of the original but adding some more detail and attempted to make it clearer. I hope no one is against people trying to improve themselves… It is surely better than just posting first on the fifth post of the thread!

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    Page 94 says:

    Personally, I’d like him to sit under a falling 16-ton weight.

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    I have the complete works of JS Bach in two different versions. All of music since has been footnotes to his genius, IMO.

    Mozart and Beethoven have also been with me since my childhood.

    But the period from the mid sixties to the late seventies produced some wonderful rock music, much of which paid tribute in some way to this centuries old heritage. Counterpoint is still very much alive.

    I was lucky enough to see these guys live.

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    S'wot? says:

    So? All Ex PMs have a bust crafted and placed in the HOC. As far as I understand it Gordon won’t until he is no longer an MP.

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    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    I thought I told you to fuck off, Jimmy !

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    Splat says:

    Looks like Dave’s “A” lister has lost the Corby vote then. Her parachute was dropped on the wrong county.

    After the Mensch debacle have they learned nothing?

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    Seb Coe and Menzies Campbell says:

    Being top sportsmen never stopped us being crap MPs

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    annette curton says:

    Déjà vu is the metaphysical,
    not just the repetition-al.

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    Unbiased observer says:

    I just love to see the Tory old guard talking their usual bollocks. They (you) compliment the tosser lefties really well.

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    Unbiased observer says:

    Sometimes, SC talks sense.

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    Seb Baron Coe says:

    I used to run for my country – then I ran for the team that wants to ruin it.

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    SLOTGOB says:

    B£iar’s bust ??

    No chance ! We’ve got MI££IONS !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dobbie says:

    Bring back the Old Grey Whistle Test.

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    You are not trying to wreck my hard fought for reputation, are you???

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    Dobbie says:

    Play nicely children.

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “The ‘Cats'[!] don’t bug him ‘coz they know better (Alley Oop, Oop, Oop, Oop-Oop)
    ‘Coz he’s a mean motor scooter and a bad go-getter (Alley Oop, Oop, Oop, Oop-Oop)…”

    (No prizes for guessing what “mean motor scooter” was a “clean” version of, SCat…)

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    Dobbie says:

    I am a bigger fan of Desmond Tutu then ever.

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    Dave? says:

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    Whatever, it is bound to be better than a Walmart Fat Scooter…

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    Jimmy says:

    You’re all over this blog aren’t you? Why don’t you f’uck off and get a life.

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    J.Edgar Electrolux says:

    Next you’ll be telling me they all sit for busts of themselves.

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    Jimmy says:

    The Tories need to leave office, in fact, leave politics all together. They keep on moaning about the deficit, they can reduce it by resigning. If the crusty duffers love the private sector so much, they should go and work there.

    Gidders, Grayling, IDS etc are all scrounging off the taxpayer – ironic for benefit bashers…

    Has Call me Dave, the millionaire paid back the DLA he claimed? He ought to, he had the money to look after his child without taking public money. Those people who haven’t got servants to wipe their bums have little choice but to claim DLA.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Mad Nads – a bad, sad hag.

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    As thick as a 6.6260695720X10-34 says:


    Well what would BBC, ITV and Sky presenters get?

    ” The 2012 Games legacy for the future”
    ” Where we are today”
    ” Really really magnificent ”
    Add your own…
    As part of their contracts these people ( with the possible exception of Paxo), ought to have a contract included in their contracts, forcing them to listen to repeats of their broadcasts until the achieve a grade B.

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    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    Let’s replace the Tory-led Coalition with a Lib-Liebour Coalition with the two Eds ‘leading’ it; the same two (dick) Eds who assisted the Prime Mentalist in the fiscal destruction of the Nation.

    Ed Balls, the triple-flipper and Ed Miliband who is a lodger in his own home

    Yeah, Jimmy, brilliant ideas.

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    As thick as a 6.6260695720X10-34 says:

    Apostrophe missing cat. Not your usual..

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    uncle joe says:

    You might have got your wish for a one party state if Labour had got into power again in 2010, Jimmy. They were well prepared to rig the electoral system in their favour for perpetuity.

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    Forkbender says:

    Good that is what they have done months ago, they might then be able to get some credibilty back, any later and they will just considered Tory stooges

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    The Fixed Term Parliament Act for Dunmmies says:

    For Gods Sake !! There CANNOT be a General Election until 7 May 2015 however much it might be a Tory “Wet Dream Scenario”

    IF the LibDems pull out of the coalition and the Tories continue as a minority government with or without a “Confidence and Supply” agreement from LibDems…the moment Cameron loses a vote of confidence he has to tender his resignation to HMQ…BUT under the terms of the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2010 HMQ then sends for the leader of the next largest party….i.e. Miliband and Labour.They can then try and form a coalition government with LibDems or form a minority government until defeated on a confidence motion….then there can be a general election BUT Labour would go into to it with the levers of government att heir disposal in the run up to it….relevant part of act “if a motion of no confidence is passed and no alternative government is found”

    There can also be a general election “if a motion for an early general election is agreed either by at least two-thirds of the House or without division”

    So either way the Tories would be fucked big time

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    Brawn says:

    But Gordon said he had ended boom and busts

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    Jimmy, the words “pot” and “kettle” come to mind. Thatis if you are the real Jimmy and not a sockpuppet.

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    As thick as a 6.6260695720X10-34 says:

    And whilst we are on the subject.

    1. I would bet a Grade c pass, doesn’t require you to know what nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs are, let alone prepositions. Nor do most of the teecher’s.

    2. Isn’t a Grade D in English sufficient to allow you to complete a benefits application?
    If so whats the fuss.

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    Forkbender says:

    I think Guido should have put his name forward, he knows he wants to, why the reluctance, they need someone who will not just tow the party line, honest, expenses to the minimum, would not use the HoC resturants and bars, just the chap to show how it’s done

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    Whispering Bob says:

    I’m not on the tele again tonight :

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    Emma Isaacs says:

    We didn’t come here for an argument.

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    Forkbender says:

    Joe, old chap, that’s what all fuss about rearranging constituency boundries is about in the Cons because they would be almost certain to gain 20 more seats, all parties try that on, they are happy if they stand to gain but against it if it means losing seats

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    CORRIGENDA says:

    ‘teecher’s’ = teachers

    ‘whats’ = what’s Question mark at the end of that sentence.

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    nellnewman says:

    Baroness Warsi is pleading with cameron to keep her job as she says she’s good for attracting women, working and ethnic minorities to the tory party.

    hmmm sorry to have to say this but as a working class woman there is nothing about the ineffective warsi that would attract me into voting tory. That’s not to say I’ll not vote tory next time but if I do it’ll be despite the likes of warsi and not because of her!

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    *thought you were a mathematical constant for a moment*

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    black shirt says:

    A shop called Hitler.

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    As thick as a 6.6260695720X10-34 says:


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    uncle joe says:

    Forkbender old chap, you know as well as I do that Labour would have extended the gerrymandering of postal votes and constituency boundaries to levels where they could not be reversed.

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    Bitteschön says:

    Schrödinger’s cat!

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    @annie curton

    Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct. Francis Herbert Bradley

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    Rat's arse says:

    May I be the first to say Hi 8illy and hope all is well with you.

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    @Jimmy, real or sockpuppet.

    Give us a kiss.

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    Rat's arse says:

    Agree entirely PF. :)

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    You wonder how she managed to go to Tampa as an observer at Mitt Romney’s convention and somehow managed not to be featured there; he had every other brown-skinned woman in the joint photo-op’d as often as possible, for the same cynical reason Sayeeda is telling Cameltoe. “But I’m not a Latina, and I’m not even American, Governor Romney!” “Who cares, close enough for Government work, your Ladyship!”

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    Jimmy no brains says:

    Fuck off Jimmy you pathetic little tw*t.

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    Rat's arse says:

    Me too Dobbie. Anyone that snubs that lying tripe hound goes up in my estimation. Hope the millions he made on the backs of our de*d service personnel keep him warm at night.

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    Quite right, nell.

    Baroness Warsi says: I’m a woman, I’m not white, I’m from an urban area, I’m from the North, I’m working class – I kind of fit the bill.

    Er, no you don’t, Baroness. Your statement betrays your shallowness of approach.

    What we want most of all is people whose minds are tuned in to doing what is best for the people.

    Whether they are men or women; black, white or purple; rural or urban; from north or south; working class, middle class or aristocracy; matters not a jot. That they should be good is all we want. You are not the solution, you are the problem because of the inverted way you think.

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    Jimmy no brains says:

    Oh Jimmy, you really are ‘radio rental’ aint ya? Bog off you pillock and trying looking for yer one cell brain in the vat of sick you call a head.

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    Jimmy says:

    Once again I would like to complain about the abysmal quality of my sock. He makes jgm2 look interesting.

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    You need Hands says:

    Lets be honest when you heard of the passing of Max Bygraves today you thought to yourself WTF I thought he already was dead !!!!

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    To be Fair says:

    To be fair if Hitler has been reincarnated as a shop then he’s got off pretty lightly I’d Say

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    East Angular Today says:

    Nell you would be good at attracting Turnips to the party in fact you already have.

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    Rubbish teachers are stirring this up, says:

    To right if only they had been allowed to scrape a c minus, a glittering career at oxbridge has been denied. Oh the humanity !!!

    Alternatively they can knuckle down and do some re sits.

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    I can only commiserate having been through this so many times myself.

    There is something extremely sad about someone who can only parasite off someone else’s moniker.

    I would caution you against setting up jgm2 in such way though. I would have regarded that as the highest accolade…

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    Schrödinger's Scat says:

    What you saw JS Bach , Mozart and Beethoven Live ? Bloody hell to have caught just one of them would have been impressive but all three jeeez !

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    He has died a number of times. How are we to know this one’s for real?

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    Jimmy says:

    I’ve no objection to socks, it’s just the poor quality of this one is so insulting.

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    Gordon Brown MP says:

    I’d like to congratulate Mr Max Bygraves on his birthday today

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    nellnewman says:

    Turnips (which also include the parsnip family amongst others), as I’ve told you before, are an incredible root vegetable . No roast dinner is complete without roast parsnips tossed in butter!

    And turnips are also great at keeping animals going through harsh winters when not much else is available.

    Not all of us believe our meat and veg and fruit is produced in a supermarket!

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    Though I did sing in a choir at Central Hall, Westminster on 19 July 1961. The programme included Bach’s Magnificat in D major BWV 243.

    Fecit potentiam…

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    nellnewman says:

    I wonder if gordon will be congratulation tonybliar on the announcement that he is to have a bust in the Palace of Westminster?

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    I know. I know. It’s a pisser. Been there. Done it. Got the T-shirt…

    Go and have a beer.

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    nellnewman says:

    They tried very hard!

    gordon thought they’d done it only to find at the election that he hadn’t gone far enough with his gerrymandering.

    Thank the Lord!

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    Snork! says:

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    Max Mygrave says:

    Rumours of my timely demise are at present proving accurate

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    AC1 says:

    Jimmy is there to remind to us how imbecilic, tribal and hate-filled the left are.

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    Lard Prescunt says:

    I’ve had a few busts in Westminster

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I am not a fan of Nick Clegg especially now, after he did not write me a sympathy letter when I was pretending to be having heart surgery, but was actually in my villa in Spain, bought for me by my boys. I have therefore had an article planted in my local newspaper which is in my pocket:

    The added benefit is that there is a particularly good photo of me in it, for my many passionate young female fans. Boaz.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    M’eh, quite so as per the cooking of parsnips as described but I find their sweetness slightly off putting; will have maybe 1 or 2 but never classed them as essential unlike my mum. Now brocolli, if you just catch it after about 3.5 minutes can taste of fruit – crazy!

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    Pursuit please, Sir Trev.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I am having a predominantly reading day, today; but thanks PF for the ‘… certain age, say 40… ‘ piece – it comes from an earlier comment this week – as I recall.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I’d like him to fall into the path of a snipers bullet.

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    AC1 says:

    I LOVE good news.

    pity it wasn’t the BBC’s last post.

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    AC1 says:

    He wasn’t invited I guess.

    “The Decline & Fall of Climate Change Hysteria”
    a talk by
    Dr Benny Peiser
    The Royal Overseas League, St James
    Wednesday 26th September 2012

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    AC1 says:

    Histories greatest mass murderer was INTERnational socialist Stalin, not national socialist Adolph.

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    English Liberation Front says:

    Are you that twat “Educator” using a different name or a different twat?

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    Jimmy's sockpuppet says:

    Love it

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    Jimmy says:

    Ah gerrymandering. Wasn’t that that Tesco woman?

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    Jimmy's sockpuppet says:

    Just for you…

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    Jimmy says:

    Fuck off then, cuпt.

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    Maschine Aided Translation says:

    Es ist alles im Arsch.

    Wäre mein bescheidener Beitrag, lieber Herr Schrödinger Katz.

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    feel good... says:

    with f*** ‘em in mind……kim cattrell of sex in the city fame suggests:
    optimum orgasm is achieved by those who are self aware and communicate.
    so …. bonk on…i suppose!

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    nellnewman says:

    So right – I struggle with broccoli – really needs precise steaming and with a bit of butter. Really good! But leave it too long and Oh Dear it is just soggy!

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    Revd. (£rd Fucking Way) Phoney B£iar, sanctimonious git and £iar, emoting and wiv that stupid grin says:

    Hi !!!

    I’ve popped by to say that ‘Dave’ is my chosen successor, – my Heir – as he so kindly puts it himself.

    ‘Dave’ dreamed of filling my place, – he modelled himself on me – all things to all persons – that sort of stuff, …..

    And Now he is!!!

    Goes without saying that, like me, he hasn’t got clue what.

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    D says:

    That means Lots of love.

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    nellnewman says:

    I think dave’s only saving grace is that he does not bliar’s sense of evil.

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    headmistress says:

    “A good idea, Son”. That was his catchphrase when I were a lass listening to Archie Andrews and (Peter Brough, of course!) chuntering on and making us all giggle.

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    nellnewman says:

    Personally spe@king I think we should have have matching terracotta gargoyles made of lardprezza and bliar for display over Traitors Gate at the Tower to remind us for all time what con merchants they were.

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    Incapable Vince says:

    You are totally wrong: you are Dennis Skinner and I claim my £5.

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    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    That was small stuff. Libor went miles further. Remember Neathergate ?

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    annette curton says:

    “he does not bliar’s sense of evil”, well intentioned but dysfunctional ?.

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    Nick Clegg says:

    FFS Handy, you are so thick and uneducated that you are incapable of taking a hint so I am going to spell it out for you. We know you want to stand again so you can continue your shagging trips to Russia. We do not want you in the party because if you stand again none of us will get elected, for the simple reason you are the encapsulation of everything the public despise about MP’s, politicians and Parliament. As far as I can see you have never done anything for your constituents, despite the propaganda you send out of Portsmouth. You have spent your entire as a politician, over 40 years, using taxpayers money to enrich yourself and get sex. You are involved in planning corruption in Portsmouth with drug dealers and using immigrants to make them and yourself rich. Finally the Government have been briefed by MI5, who will certainly blow the whistle on you if you get up to your old tricks again or stand at the next election. Clear now?

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    annette curton says:

    It all depends on whether you are a pink toothbrush or a blue toothbrush.

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    cotedebeaune says:

    Press release: Payouts for attempts to arrest the former PM now exceed £10,000.

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    annette curton says:

    Template supplied.

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    brown-dog says:

    When Osborne was last asked to give an account of matters to the Treasury Committee, he was asked what was being done to strengthen the British economy. Someone might have expected him to say something interesting about what Britain was going to produce for export. Instead he just talked about Northern Rock and Virgin Money creating the impression that Mother Hubbard’s cupboard is bare. Mr Mandelson’s lot didn’t do “metal bashing”, nor did Keith Joseph’s. THAT was what the famous signs at the entrance to concentration camps was about, it really was an old warning (1873), from way before the National Socialists took power about the risks of making money lending and fraud a source of income. “Work makes you free” meant just that, an industrial economy is preferable. Unknown to many, they were trying to get the people/country out of a debt based, service sector, economy. What IF some sub-populations were genetically more brain-feminised and they could not, as a consequence, take to industrial work? We HAVE learned a lot about genes and behaviour since early in the c20th, and though we ARE now more understanding and tolerant of diversity, we STILL have a long way to go towards better managing it.

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    Who are you calling cuпt, cuпt?

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    anon says:

    grant shapps is a short, fat arsed bastard c-un-t

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    George Monbiot says:

    After Capitalism

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    Leader of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization says:

    And he’s Je’wish.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Party conference is basically Scissor Sisters

    C*nts communicating directly with other c*nts.

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    annette curton says:

    I would have thought was some kind of a spoof except for the Guardian logo, moonbats!.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Cameron is basically a Lib Dem or centrist Labour man. He is not a Tory by any definition.

    I hated Brown with a vengeance but I just can’t bring myself to vote for wishy-washy iDave the Eurostooge.

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    Elizabeth R says:

    I will only believe the Duke is fit again when I see him tossing the caber.

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    annette curton says:

    Sadly the best one can hope for now is him not missing the commode with his 12 bore.

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    Hippocrates says:

    Arseholes bullshit carpet-munching dickheads ejaculating fucking Guardian-like herpetic incestuous jizz.

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    annette curton says:

    Or to put it another way.

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    anon says:

    cameron really is a populist c’unt

  165. 165
    Gordon Brown says:

    If I line up the skid,ark in two weeks worth of underpants they create a map leading me to Poo Bay where the treasure is buried

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    Vince Cable says:

    Even I cannot help you now Handy. We could handle you being a super trougher, spy, pervert and sexual predator but now we know about your links with organised criminals in Portsmouth I am afraid the game is up. Sorry old boy.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The word “Sometimes” has been ‘noted’ and logged. Indeed ‘Sometimes’ yes – but on other occasions – no.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Plus you look like a pedo – and a keen one at that.

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s not working is it?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Try a book called “Behind COMMUNISM” – It’s only 96 pages long. Written by Frank L. Britton. [Knox Johnston (press) 1337 – Ware Blvd. Birmingham, Alabama 35235]

    An original copy is growing in value.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    If SC want’s a copy of it for his library – I am sure that our host can pass one on via various channels. BTW – Many copies of it have been made – just in case.

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    From 1976, Kansas Carry On Wayward Son

    Steve Walsh – The Voice

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    Tachybaptus says:

    Full text in various formats is at

    That URL is correct, by the way — it was the typo of the person who put it up. From a quick glance at the pamphlet, it seems both mad and nasty.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    There has been a memorial today at the National Military Arboretium – where the deaths of the military men for the year 2011 have been acknowledged at said memorial. There was a ‘statue’ – (even shown by the BBC) shown of four soldiers raising up a stretcher with a body on it.

    And Tony effing bliar – is still being protected by the ‘stablishment … with on the same day mutterings about him having a bust placed in the HOC of himselfness …

    The ‘stablishment – really are dragging the depths of morality. It is beyond time that they cut loose from the ‘protection racket’ surrounding bliar – “In the Public Interest”.

    Andrew Gilligan – is no saint – he’s just yet another suborned, sad, craven hack journalist -plying his trade for all of its worthless worth.

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    Sorry. I did listen to two thirds of it. But then my patience snapped and I clicked it off. George Monbiot would run any business right into the ground. He would not have a clue as to where to start. Who is going to pay for all his grandiose plans? Not him…

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    feel good... says:

    Desmond Tutu is a good man.
    He is a healer. He is appreciated.

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    Gonk says:

    Rickshaw for Dick

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    I have it and consider it to be prejudice set out as poor argument. Don’t be jealous of successful people. Steal their ideas and do it better. My last business partner was Jеwish and was one of the most trustworthy people I have ever dealt with. We fought each other tooth and nail though and it kept us both on our toes.

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    Britain the ruined Country says:

    Well we did have an idiotic halfwit for Deputy PM with the last Govt and now we have another total dickhead for Deputy PM.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    And don’t forget – Portsmouth City Council – Councillors vote for their Favourite – local Judge to be the elected Recorder of Portsmouth’s Crown Court – all votes are Lodged. Hey ho it’s a stitch up.

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    Gonk says:

    No, go on Cat. Listen to the last minute, it’s the best bit.
    Adolescent bollocks meets commie fringe sub-committee.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Juries – are also quite easily knobbled [duplicitously misled] …. – and by believe it or not judges and prosecuting barristers along with defence barristers – it’s all about the acting qualities of the ‘leading’ [pun 100% intended] actors. Stagecraft! Crafty! eh?

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    A* levle GCSE student says:

    Help! there’s a ‘phone in question I need help in answering. Lines close in 2020 after which…

    What colour are British Post Boxes? Green, Red or Black?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Mozart – was undeniably a brilliant musician – however in the latter stages of his life he became very aware of how he had been ‘used’ by many around him. He did remarkably well to ‘out’ those who had used him before his untimely. A lesson to the likes of many of today’s musicians who for all their genius have also become slaves to their users. Dog Biscuit man is one of the best examples of an utter fool.

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    Scouser says:

    Youse mite have done

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    Revd. (£rd Fucking Way) Phoney B£iar, sanctimonious git and £iar, emoting and wiv that stupid grin says:

    Hi !!!

    But Why a Bounty??? What ‘of’ I done ????

    And … honest – trust me! – I’m a straightkindaguy, – there’s no need to put up a Bounty! Just pay me enough, get enough important people to greet me, – and I’ll turn up by myself!!!

    Anyway, – must rush, – I must get back to the Reception Cherry is giving for some of our Clients!!

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Jimmy & Schrody – you are both but ‘plagerising’ – Derek & Clive live. That’s Peter Cook & Dudley Moore – in case either of you don’t want to acknowledge Cook & Moores work.

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    Peter Cook. The funniest man to draw breath.

    That was not the real Jimmy and I can think of no better response to his. (Actually, it may have been Dud doing that line…)

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Since the downfall of Communism (1991) – some very unpalletable truths & hitherto unseen facts have outed across the whole wide world. Many thought that many of those truths (secrets) would never see the light of day – but they have and many are incandescant with rage – at who the truths have been outed and popinted upon … guess who?

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    feel good... says:

    we are more tolerant as a nation. The next stage could be the Age of Enchantment….as more eyes open more. 50 shades of truth is out there. we just have to feel it.

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    I had thought that 99.9% of the marks awarded were for getting your name right at the top of the paper.

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    annette curton says:

    Trick question, some have been painted gold.

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    Diddums says:

    > we just have to feel it.

    There are laws against that sort of thing.

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    annette curton says:

    That would have left you with 00.1 % then, only a D grade.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Your opinion – and it is ‘your opinion’ only Mr SC – that ‘You’ “consider it to be prejudice” …

    “prejudice” – is that in the term of prejudicial – of judicially affirmed as it being of unchallengeable factually at law?

    You are not as savvy as you ‘think’ [to yourself] or ‘make out’ that you are, in matters of the law Mr SC – au contraire – you are but a front spokesman for those legals whom you appear – not of any want or backbone to challenge. And that is the biggest dilema of your life. i.e. Keeping your head above the parapet – at all times.

    BTW – my answer on another string will be there tommorrow. Slainta, Cheers, Berezovsky, abrapramovitch etc to you.

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    Conditioned reflex, I am afraid.

    I get to the bit where his sinister, disembodied voice asserts We need a political and economic system that redistributes wealth and the decisions about how it is used… and my paw shoots out and stops it.

    Call it Pavlov’s Dog Syndrome, if you will…

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    Pantagruel says:

    Completely barmy, mate, that’s you.

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    Beauregard the Fop says:

    >never classed them as essential unlike my mum.

    Your mum was indeed essential or you wouldn’t be here. Bit disrespectful to compare her to parsnips, though, but that’s modern yoof for you.

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    With your moniker, I suggest we draw a discrete veil across the matter…

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    Expat Geordie says:

    And any idiot can end up on jury service. Like muggins here who did it a while ago. However I held true to the oath to try the case on the evidence, and not on how the bloke looked, or what I thought of him as a person.

    In my case it was a child abuse trial, where the “victim” was a nasty little shit making up the abuse story because he couldn’t get his own way. And there were plenty of witnesses who could place the defendent in another place at the time of the alleged abuse.

    However one jury member stated that her husband said that the police would never bring the case to court if he wasn’t guilty, so he must be guilty. Result – Not Guilty on a majority verdict as the rest of us couldn’t convince the dopy cow that she should have listened to the evidence and not her husband.

    As for the victim, the best line that I heard was “that the only was that he was abused was the same way that my old man abused me by not buying me a Porsche for my seventeenth birthday.”

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    annette curton says:

    What makes you think it’s a moniker?. I got 99.9 %.

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    Articulate your reasons. I will not be offended. But it would be nice to know whether the basis for your views are rational, emotional or otherwise.

    On what you have said, I haven’t a clue.

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    Expat Geordie says:

    The “equality and diversity” training that I was forced to undertake at work, a reasonably large insurance company, specifically ruled out your final paragraph as “inappropriate”. No wonder the whole country is going to hell in a hand cart when even the private sector is being obliged to believe this shit.

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    The UK’s world goods trade deficit – which, with the services trade balance, makes up the overall trade balance – widened more than expected to £10.1 billion in June from £8.4 billion in May.

    What do we pay for our imports with? They don’t accept tolerance…

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    Expat Geordie says:

    Made the mistake of buying Aunt Bessies Parsnips a few years ago. Made my oven smell of stale piss and put me off them for years. I cook them from fresh now – so much nicer and no unfortunate smells.

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    Anti Fabian says:

    Don’t tell Gordon, he’ll try to flog them for less than half their scrap metal value.

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    Well, you may be the Music director at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Goshen, who rejoices in that name, but I assume you are most probably not her.

    There is no reason why a moniker cannot be a real name. As the great Christopher Wren said Look around you.

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    Hey Lordy, pick a bale of cotton. says:

    ……………….or even discreet!

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    Thank you for that. I am so politically incorrect that there is no way any major firm could possibly employ me now. I left corporate life in 1987 and exactly 20 years later left the UK. Both these actions were largely brought about by my refusal to be subjected to such blatant propaganda.

    When people ask me why I still bother to post, it is because I want to do everything I can, insignificant as that might be, to help push this prevailing nonsense out of our culture and into the sea.

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    brown-dog says:


    In 1948, when David Ben Gurion declared UDI, General George Marshall advised Truman not to recognize Israel. Truman rejected the advice.
    Some might say that there was in fact some wisdom to that apparent act of madness, as what it showed the international community in later decades, was that a small group, which for centuries has fought against assimilation and “persecution” (for the advantages of being a small minority group granted asylum and settling amongst others), showed the world that all might be that it seemed i.e. the suggestion to some that this group may not have been “persecuted” throughout the centuries, but censured for opportunistic, if not predatory behaviour at the expense of their neighbours. Many expected far better of Israel.

    Alas, all the evidence shows that censure doesn’t reduce the rate of reoffending, yet many naively live in hope. What we are witnessing, I suggest, is the incorrigible hypocrisy of pathological human narcissism, which always ends in tears.

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    annette curton says:

    Anyway, we won’t will we?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    My reasons are well founded on lawful reasoning. I note how you surreptitiously attempt to undermine and surreptitiously smear by dropping in the “rational, emotional or otherwise.” tag line… indeed – you are a very mendacious little creep MR SC.

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    Aydodge E. Scheisster QC says:

    It has often been observed that when you go to trial, the evidence on the facts of your case, and what weight it is to be given and what it all ultimately means, will be determined by a panel of people who were not clever enough to have avoided having to serve on a jury in the first place.

  217. 217 says:

    What have capitalists ever done for us?

    They’ve bled us white, the bastards. They’ve taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers’ fathers.
    And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers.
    And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers’ fathers.
    All right, Stan. Don’t labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?
    The aqueduct.
    Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That’s true.
    Masked Activist:
    And the sanitation!
    Oh yes… sanitation, Reg, you remember what the city used to be like.
    All right, I’ll grant you that the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Capitalists have done…
    And the roads…
    (sharply) Well yes obviously the roads… the roads go without saying. But apart from the aqueduct, the sanitation and the roads…
    Another Masked Activist:
    Other Masked Voices:
    Medicine… Education… Health… Food…
    Yes… all right, fair enough…
    Activist Near Front:
    And the wine…
    Oh yes! True!
    Yeah. That’s something we’d really miss if the Capitalists left, Reg.
    Masked Activist at Back:
    Public baths!
    And it’s safe to walk in the streets at night now.
    Yes, they certainly know how to keep order… (general nodding)… let’s face it, they’re the only ones who could in a place like this.

    (more general murmurs of agreement)
    All right… all right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and food and roads and railways and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Capitalists done for us?
    Brought peace!
    (very angry, he’s not having a good meeting at all) What!? Oh… (scornfully) Peace, yes… shut up!

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    Oh dear! the very thing you were warning against just a few days ago. The ad hominem.

    And the sum added to our stock of knowledge by this approach? Zero.

    Curious employment of that adjective lawful. Did anyone accuse you of being unlawful? In a libertarian world, very few comments could be regarded as unlawful. You might as well have used the adjectives smokeless or bio-degradable.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    That syndrome Mr SC – is exhibited by many of the older generation of which you are one. Many of you ‘will not and cannot admit – bar saving face – sadly’ that you just might have been lied to, for all of your life on certain issues – which post communism – have been proved to be true.

    Bitter pills are hard to swallow. My elders so to speak – should have the backbone to admit that they and their youngers have all been lied to – by a ‘clique’ of dirty men & women – protecting their own wrongdoings.

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    not a machine says:

    Nice tribute to Max Bygraves from Jimmy Tarbuck , a reminder too about what an entertainer is or was , for more youthfull members of the blogging community , the entertainer was not just someone who was on telly , there used to be a long history of singing in pubs , where ale and songs and entertainment were yer weekends entertainment .To say the least such acts got us through the war and the circumstances beyond it .

    Wrossi recalled the Shamen ….. Es are good , Es are good , bit like D Ream then only conflating the Euro with Ectasy , Ah Ha hahaa ……. :) Still could always ask Clint if he wants to do a spoof “for a few euros more” might as well have an empty chair , for that one .

    mmmm Janet Daly does a fine article , Ka pow , Dave roars into life ,thwack
    cabinet reshuffle not really changes much ,eek eek .

    From the audacity of hope to the pernicousness of debt . Hi Oscar Goldman here, back in 2008 , there was crash and Barack Obama a man barely in office , we can rebuild things (beep beep) , using eurosociliast bionic spin , we put the economy back together and spent loads , we faffed around with painting stuff and roads , spent loads we werent actually making , but we did it , (ne ne ne ne na) The 16 Trillion dollar man …………

    Meanhwile in the UK , were getting a feel for some infrastructure spending ourselves , Ted Heathrow , superfast choos choos why not a brand new Island . I dont know who chap was on early sky papers review but he talked a lot of sense , which is a different strategy to Osbournes . If , we are wanting some new airport capacity for London and Justin Greening has promised to make the case properly , surely a re shuffle of how the airports work could have some promise , I mean airflights from the far east might find gatwick best , and from americas Heathrow. Failing that why not look at somewhere like Brighton and just put 2 runways in , still has the 30 min commute into London ….
    There are other infrastructure projects as important , such as some extra reservoir capacity for crop watering or a water shunt (I prefer river than pipe)from wales to midlands which can be cracked on with without much fuss . The trouble I have had with much of the infrstructure chatter so far , is it just has the whiff of vanity projects ,that are of limited public use and deeply detested as its all about digging up green countryside , rather than the lateral thinking about cleaning up brownfield , sure it has extra cost , but any rational government would be doing it anyway .
    I think Osbournes advisors on infratstructure have got it all wrong , everyone I speak too is infuriated by it and down sarf theres bearly enough green space to walk the dog and get some excercise , I mean if goverment planning policy is akin to the Daleks , you know coat the whole country in flat metal plates so we can all skate around better , does he not have an ounce of sympathey for anything natural he cant tax or sell off . Suppose he thinks the fairys at the bottom of the mansion , make oxygen and the magic sainsburys truck is where food comes from ,, mmm how will food be cheaper if there isnt any soil to grow it in ……. or natural parks that facilitate full natural habitats for those species that can only exits in such places …

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    not a machine says:

    I hope not , I certainly hope not . That will be a very bitter pill indeed .

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    not a machine says:

    I thinks thats your best one yet ……LOL

  223. 223
    annette curton says:

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    not a machine says:

    What ave the Labour party ever done for us ……..

    Stan “they showed us how to turn a manufacturing economy into a scoiety much more on benefits with a load of debt ”
    Reg ” apart from the inability to earn and save yer own wealth and the debt , what have the labour party ever done for us ”

    Nigel “well they increased the ammount that goes on politics and layers of it , particulary the EU where we seem to have been paying them to wipe us off the map”

    Reg “apart from the stealth use of our money , to empower the federalist state that doesnt work , what have the labour party ever done for us ”

    Old Lady “well since they eradicated parental responsibility and discipline at schools , ive stayed in , as its just too dangerous ”

    Reg “apart from the dissambling of the moral workings of children and family for individual riights , creating a much responsive to state mouthpiece society, what have the labour party ever done for us “

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    not a machine says:

    I saw a mouse where ,, there on the stairs , going clip clippety clop on the stairs ..

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Is a certain Mr Heatherington just a bad judge of matters or does he just look forward to his lodgements along with a Mr Coleridge?

  227. 227
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To Aydodge E

    You are Jonathan Sumption Q (?) C and I have already claimed your scalp – Re Dr Kelly David and that ‘Acting facade’.

  228. 228
    Drone Killer says:

    How can it be legal for Obama to fly killer drones exterminating people without trial?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – I admire your skills at practicing to decieve and deception – your quite good at it – but not that good. After all your only an ex-banker aren’t you?

    Hell – why don’t I tell you a little bit more – I have been doing a Cameron Diaz on you – it sort of goes like – “Something about Mary”.

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    annette curton says:

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    Oh dear.

    And you know that you are not subject to this in a different way, I suppose?

    I was having a bit of fun. I did go back and watch the last minute. I could have sat down and written the script for the Monbiot, he is so predictable.

    If you think that the state will always know what is better for the individual than the individual himself, then we have an irresolvable conflict of opinion.

    Whatever you are drinking, or smoking, change it. It is making you morose.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    “tolerance” – what a subject matter SC? – And which religious body is the most intolerant(ing) of all of the religions (not that they don’t all practice intolerance – and who in your opinion please are the most racist racists?

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    Your riddles mean nothing to me. Perhaps someone else here might catch the allusion, if there is one to be had.

    I can engage with people who talk sense. I can even banter with people who are spouting humorous nonsense. Your output does not appear to fall into either basket.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – Sometimes you make sensible comments – but you reveal your Jekyll & Hyde hand far too often – and hence your swaying from character to character – reveals your not so great integrity.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – You can consider all you like – your comment is of your opinion only. I consider you to be wearing permanent blinkers and suffering from temporary and convenient amnesia – as and when things do not suit your world view. That’s life and “Voltaire” as well …. just in case you forgot the Voltaire maxim / phrase or conveniently want to.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Au Contraire – SC yet again you lose the argument by resorting to the personal smear. I am flattered as ever.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    That’s the out of control American Government Jackboot for you.

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    Austin Powers says:

    Sad to hear of the passing of Hal David, lyricist to my fave composer Burt Bacharach’s music. Many of his most famous hits were by and specifically written for Dionne Warwick, but one of their few misfires became a big hit for another Swingin’ 60’s icon, Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien; one of my faves from that era, and I’m “Wishing and Hoping” it’s one of yours, too:

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    annette curton says:

    But that is Dusty Springfield.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Only yesterday I wondered if Max Bygraves was well. Which reminds me, I hope Bob Geldof is well.

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    not a machine says:

    Amazing !

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    Fine. As long as you are happy, the rest of us can engage together rationally.

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    not a machine says:

    So many wonderful songs ……….

    “why do birds suddenly appear , every time you are near , just like me they long to be close to yoooouuuu “

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    not a machine says:

    Ime still backing comment 163 as winner , be a shame if its lost to the world by the time a new post comes up

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    We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.

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    We cannot wish for that we know not.

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    not a machine says:

    mmm dont forget the out of control Alki Aida , Talimen , IED U Like and Extract of poppy , cheap weapon £4 a go to send NHS costs soaring and crime rate up , think about it …… or does Allah say sell narcotics to strangers its only money ….

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    The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.

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    Lou Scannon says:

    And what’s your problem with Des ?
    It strikes me as somewhat ironic the way Christianity blossomed in Africa in the last hundred years or so to the extent that there are far more devout Christians in Africa than there are in Britain and we now need them to remind us of what is right and what is wrong.
    Blair has been one of the main culprits in the subversion and decline of moral standards in Britain since he rose to power.

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    Connor ofImbecilicA mericans says:

    What do you mean, without trial ? They’re ‘trial’ flights.

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    They haven't got a leg to stand on says:

    So thalidomide manufacturer finally apologises.

    I know a few people who won’t be applauding.

    (with a nod to the Eye)

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    David it'll-soon-be-someone-else's-problem Cameron says:

    You remember I said this was going to be the greenest government ever ? Surely you didn’t think that meant I would protect the countryside ? Of course I won’t. Before I go I’m planning to obliterate the countryside with my favourite HS2 vanity project, a new airport and loads of new houses where there used to be fields. The houses will be for all the immigrants; they’ll already be used to jumping on and clinging to the outside of trains as they whistle by.

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    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    No! Annette’s curtain is definitely one of a kind!

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    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    Est-ce que nous avons un Robespierre anglais?

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    Repuglicunts says:

    In the same way it was legal for Dubya/Cheney to do it for 8 years. Or is it only illegal when it’s a ni**er doing it?

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    taC eht abbaJ says:

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Do try to keep up, the LabLibCon party are all stooges.

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    Shergar says:


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    Rt Hon Gordon Brown says:

    Nurse – have you seen my bang bang ?

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    jgm2 says:

    Thanks for the namecheck.

    Labour lost. Get over it.

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    albacore says:

    He ain’t really much of owt
    All he is that’s worth a note
    Is if he’s Tory best of best
    There’s not a hope for all the rest

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    Anonymous says:

    Mozart – was undeniably a brilliant musician

    What amazing insight you possess.

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    weedol says:

    Sick but +1

    Haven’t heard a decent sicker for ages. We all living in PCWorld.

  266. 266
    Amey Roadstone and Barrett Homes says:

    Brown envelope for Mr. Cameron.

  267. 267
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    I have an urge to reshuffle myself.

    That will surely be a first !

  268. 268
    anon says:

    stop your dithering Dave – fuck off outta the country you slimey bastard

  269. 269
    Blair Rich Project says:

    Yo guys! If they do put me on trial for war crimes tickets and advertising rights will be available only from Blair Enterprises. Y’all take care now.

  270. 270

    Squeaking of reshuffles , I shall reshuffle the same old words and Do nothing !
    People will think that i’m a real born leader and we will win the next erection

    What a team !

  271. 271
    Ah! Monika says:

    Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.

  272. 272 says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but how are people going to afford these houses if they either haven’t got a job or can’t afford the massive deposits? Affordable housing? Cuts into the developers’ profits so non-starter.
    Once upon a time we had councils building council houses for people who couldn’t afford to buy (my parents for one) but that isn’t allowed now.
    If there isn’t a fast buck in it then it won’t get done.

  273. 273
    Prime Minister Andrew Strauss says:

    I have decided to request the heavy roller before the Cabinet goes out to bat in the first innings.

  274. 274
    National Socialist says:

    George! Have you sent the EU today’s £50-million cheque?

  275. 275
    National Socialist says:

    We’ve heard it all before. It will never happen. People who ask for this just don’t understand how the world works.
    Read up on ‘Shock Doctrine’ Archbishop. They were just following orders…

  276. 276
    Tutu is a wanker says:

    That settles that argument then

  277. 277
    National Socialist says:

    There are no people in the world who I would rather see in the dock than these two, and that goes even for Mugabe and the twats who run Burma and North Korea. Blair did what he did ‘in my name’ on behalf of ‘my country’. That is why I am no longer patriotic.
    If the objective was to take out Hussein then it could have been done in the same way that Obama took out bin Laden.
    Tutu is being very selective in calling for these two to be tried. For balance let’s see a few of the bigwigs in the Catholic church up before the beaks too. Not just for the kiddie-fiddling charges, but for ruining people’s lives right now (contraception / abortion / remarriage)

  278. 278
    Gideon says:

    Yes Prime Minister. In fact I’m going to send them £350-million for the whole week which will save on cheques.

    Pip pip

  279. 279
    The real Jimmy says:

    Yeah, remember well SC, Blowing Whistles is the only one with any integrity on here, so get over it, then fuck off cuпt.

  280. 280
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    I understood the HOC motion majority threshold was 55% in this case?

  281. 281
    Geoffrey Howe says:

    Its a bit like the captain sending the batmans out to the crease only to find…..

  282. 282
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There is a classic line / retort from Cameron Diaz in the film “There’s something about Mary”.

  283. 283
    Looby Lou says:

    You are a card !

  284. 284
    Looby Lou says:

    At this rate Oxfordshire could end up being wiped off the map.

  285. 285
    Anonymous says:

    @ SC

    That’s because BW a basket case ffs. One thing is certain, BW is absolutely fucking barking, probably posting from a computer in a secure unit somewhere.

  286. 286
    Tomorrow's Chip Wrapper says:

    There are 16 outstanding cases awaiting trial at The Hague already that have been waiting years to come to trial…it’s even doubtfull that they will ever convict Mladic let alone Bush or Blair(and it has already been said…these two will NEVER EVER appear in The Hague that isn’t how the ICC works…the ICC was set up after the WW2 by the victors with USA and UK as main instigators to try people those two nations but principally USA regard as war criminals not themselves)

    So sorry however much the left want it…never ever ever going to happen…both men will doubtless continue in luxurious and lucrative retirement and in 20/30 years be lauded as pre-eminent statesmen of their generation…..the winners write the history books. QED

  287. 287
    David Scameron says:

    We’ve got to stop dithering. And that applies to all you pensioners in the middle of winter, too

  288. 288
    Gordon Brown says:

    OK I get it! and I admit it!

    I am a crazy, demented, nasty fukker:- but more fool the idiots who allowed me to take over the asylum

  289. 289
    Housebuilder says:

    Come on Dave, we gave you the money, time to overrule all those local people so we can make a few bob building lots of little boxes for EU and non EU immigrants. No more donations otherwise.

  290. 290
    Gordon Brown flew over the....... says:

    Mad and nasty and a Marxist to boot…………..

  291. 291 says:

    That’ll be one T Bliar then…

  292. 292
    Demonprats says:

    Tossa !

  293. 293
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    that the batsman’s Holding, the bowler’s Willey.

  294. 294
    Yootha Joyce says:

    I washed Eric’s jeans with Thalidomide tablets instead of my regular washing powder.
    He turned up completely legless.

  295. 295 says:

    South Africa has hardly got a good reputation either, has it? But they are run by blicks. So that’s alright then.

  296. 296
    JadedJean says:

    “That is why I am no longer patriotic.”

    …but that’s how the libertarians/free-marketeers/anarchists want you to feel i.e. no allegiance to any country.

    Can you work out which other “cosmopolitan” group hold no allegiance to any country, even those countries that adopted them and in which they grew up in?
    You will also notice that when this group’s behaviours are attempted to be regaulated because of the damage they do to their adoptive country’s economies, they often start throwing hissy-fits and start threatening to take their money elsewhere.

    It’s the behaviour and responses of the arrested developed. Think of them as reacting to regulation similarly to how children react to being admonished by an adult.

  297. 297
    Repuglicunts says:

    I note Janet Daley’s piece in the Telegraph didn’t mention this story…

    “Fuck You, Tyrants!”: Ron Paul Supporters Rebel on Convention Floor

  298. 298
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Go and pick your own battles Anonymouse. You do have form in interfeering in others’ good if not heated discussions.

  299. 299
    Austin Powers says:

    You think that mouthful of a name is bad? Her brother, Tom Springfield, with whom she performed as a folk act in the early 60’s and who would later go on to produce the Seekers’ records (co-writing Georgy Girl, in fact) is actually named Dionysus P. A. O’Brien, bejeezus!

  300. 300
    Dithering Dave, the Idiot nominally i/c of UK plc says:

    I really am a dithering dilettante dummkopf, – shallow, thick -headed, devoid of common sense or any nous about Britain and it’s people, – except the diversity PC bullshit that Tony left me with.

    So there we are then! Forward to the Conference!

  301. 301
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Tell you what. Have a read through this little gem I found on Bailli. Read it from outside of the box and note all the bigotry and intolernace… by so many involved.

  302. 302
    Baroness Warsi says:

    I’m totally pissed off with Dave.

  303. 303
    Tory backbenchers says:

    So are we!

  304. 304
    annette curton says:

    Frankie Boyles: the Saudi Arabian paralympic team are all thieves, did not go down too well.

  305. 305
    annette curton says:

    So watch another channel.

  306. 306
    Expat Geordie says:

    Speaking of propaganda, there was a story on the BBC yesterday about a new “artwork” – someone has put up 400 balloons along the entire length of Hadrians Wall in Northumberland and Cumbria, the whitest and least ethnically diverse part of the country. The first people that the BBC interviewed – the Khan family.

    Now, like yourself, I don’t care if someone is bl@ck, white or ginger bloody pink, but that was so far outside the norm that I can’t have been the only one who noticed it.

  307. 307
    John Bogie Laird says:

    Reckon UKTV should sue Cameron for bringing the name of their channel into disrepute.

  308. 308
    Expat Geordie says:

    Depends who with. They were talking about it on “The Last Leg – With Adam Hills”, where a bunch of disabled people talk about that day’s paralympics. The Australian comedian Adam Hills, who presents the show, is himself disabled, being born with just one leg (hence, presumably, the name of the programme). Yet when they discussed Frankie Boyle their unaminous response what along the lines of “what’s the fuss about?”

    Perhaps it was able bodied people taking offence on behalf of the non-able bodied? In which case they should just bugger off and let the disabled look after themselves, which they are more than capable of doing.

  309. 309
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens says:

    Don’t forget one of my classics, “Nobody’s life, liberty or property is safe as long as the legislature is in session.”

  310. 310
    annette curton says:

    I agree.

  311. 311
    Nick 'I wanna a turn at being the boss' Clegg says:

    So where’s the party ?

  312. 312
    annette curton says:

    That’s an awful lot of money just for Sky.

  313. 313
    Franklin Roosevelt says:

    Like when a statue of me sitting in my wheelchair was commissioned and done– “Why would any thinking, feeling person who had any sense of decency want to show FDR in a wheelchair?”

    Perhaps because, oh, I don’t know– it was true to life? And wheelchair users were all for the idea?

    Woman in wheelchair with old friend

  314. 314
    Cynically Building Houses for Britain says:

    Identify the green belt land you wish to build on…get some smart-ass graphic artist to draw a few nice drawings etc of how the development will look when complete..remember the drawings should incllude an attractive multi-ethnic young family with adorable smiling kids plus a dog, a few bluebirds overhead in the sky…next.put in an initial outline building application for just below the threshold that will require you to take into account the impact of the development on the road system;schools;doctors surgeries etc which the local council will require you to part fund.. get it approved under this new legislation which will wave aside local “Nimby Action Groups”……build your first tranche of houses(impact on environment – minimal…bung in some social housing units at far end of development to keep local council happy and site these well away from the private housing(possibly the social housing split from the private by a defiining boundary such as a “park” or “play area around man built small pond etc/ wild area to keep environmentailst protests to minimum…it will only take up land for say 30 houses which you can recover by upping sales price of executive houses on development)..then apply to add just a few more houses (again less than the threshold…no requirement to consider infrastructure impact assessments) and so on and so on and before you know it you will have a vaery lucrative development of some several hundred mixed occupancy houses without all the necessity of diluting profit by having to contribute funds to the infrastructure……massive profits for shareholders…….win all round…apart that is from the local taxpayers ..of course this would Never EVER HAPPEN UNDER this LEGISLATION

  315. 315
    annette curton says:

    Has she got the right statue?, it looks like Satchmo.

  316. 316
    The Libor party says:

    Hi, Ed !

  317. 317
    Anonymous says:

    That’s why I left the Conservative party.

  318. 318
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Your party is finished.

  319. 319
    Lord Dipshitt says:

    I feel I have to add my three pennyworth. Handycock you are a disgrace and should have resigned a lot time ago, your reputation is dragging the party’s name through the mud. If you had any honour at all you would put a big bazooka up yours ares and disappear. Resign man now.

  320. 320
    Portsmouth City Council are the most corrupt council in the UK and most probably the World says:

    Robert Mugabe and Goodluck Johnathan. Well done Handy, our hero and role model. Don’t let them make you resign or we will lose our inspiration. Jahbulon.

  321. 321
    Ibrahim bin Fleest says:

    Who’s this Robin Shepherd ? Some kind of apologist for Blair ?

  322. 322
    Hey Lordy, pick a bale of cotton. says:

    “You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…
    First prize for the most meaningless strap-line in the Blogosphere.
    Just THINK carefully what this means!

  323. 323
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Name sounds about right – A Robbing Shepherd!

  324. 324
    U Neak says:

    It means Guido is without equal.

  325. 325
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Wouldn’t their actual heads do?

  326. 326
    feel good... says:

    duty first. feel good second. with morality being the bridge?

  327. 327
    Olga Bonkalot, St Petersburg says:

    Don’t resign Handy, Vladimir does not want you to, whichever party looks like winning next time, join it and get yourself back on the Defense Select Committee. The girls here think your LibDem colleagues want you to resign because they are jealous, because they are not getting as much as you. Hope to see you soon.

  328. 328
    Marion the cat says:

    What a lovely place, I wonder if Stephen Hobbs-Hurrell is still there?

  329. 329
    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – I don’t do the indoctrinated ‘keep a stiff upper lip’ be reserved thing. I strike while the iron is hot – so to speak.

    He who hesitates … is lost.

  330. 330
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Their days of writing them history books – are over. Be positive not a cave in to them man.

  331. 331

    Oh dear!

    You cite Voltaire and then fail to recognise one of his quotes. Not very mentally agile, Blowing Whistles.

  332. 332

    The judge and the child come out as the most balanced in this IMO.

    But interesting and appalling as such a case is, it is miles offbeam to my original comment. It does seem you have serious difficulties because of a tendancy to conflate unrelated issues.

    I hardly like to add the minor point that I answered you with another quotation from Voltaire, a writer you were citing in criticism of me. Voltaire loved irony but this takes le biscuit.

  333. 333

    My reading of late has included David Deutsch, Timothy Sprigge, Daniel Dennett, Barry C Smith (Birkbeck), R G Collingwood, James Connelly, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, J K Galbraith, James Allard and Hugh Mellor.

    I am not aware of anything written by Cameron Diaz and you surely cannot expect me to watch a complete film just in order to ascertain something that you could have simply spelled out in a few words.

  334. 334
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Queen Street says:

    Well done boys. I told you I could fix it for you. Look after Handy and his boys now. Boaz.

  335. 335
    Mark Wouters says:

    hello Yall,
    Well theres no point voting so i will never vote again ,its just like shopping on the internet you can see images and prices but hey it all changes without letting us know then there are the hidden charges and out of stock notes just when you click yes to buy ,and whos behined it ,Home office/police ,the monarchy ,take your pick theyre al S-it Bags

  336. 336
    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – Go on – please watch the film – it will give you a better perspective upon life and besides burying your head in too many books can fry your thinking process. Live a little – you’ll love the film.

  337. 337
    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – I am so glad that you took time to read the 11 pages. I agree with you about the Judge & the Child. But within the judgment – there are many other facets and subjects of intolerance, religious bickering, Adult bullying, parental bullying, grandparent bullying – and the clearest killer lines are to do with ‘sham experts’ – who shimmy up in a letter – but NOT AN AFFIDAVIT. There’s a clue there for every person in the country who may be unfortunate enough to get dragged into the Family Court / Social Services – Torture chambers.

  338. 338
    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – you do a good Tony Bliar impression – by failing to address the issues and concentrating on personal attacks and or anything else which distracts from the real issues. Have a re-read of your overall responses – note your ‘talking down to others’ – while ‘talking yourself up’. It is quite revealing. The heat and the kitchen!

  339. 339
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Miaoowww pussycat.

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