September 8th, 2012

Saturday Seven Up

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


  1. 1
    David Bona Laws says:

    I’m free !


    Suckers !

    • 13
      Thanks, Camoron, for promoting a thief says:

      No you’re not, you cost us forty grand, and we had to pay you sixty five grand a year whilst you stole the forty grand.

    • 29
      The finger pointing child in the playground says:

      Thief, thief, thief , thief , thief

    • 58
      Anonymous says:

      if Gove is clean then…..clean and unclean are to co.exist.
      rational and irrational.
      science, reason, technology and the irrational romance of living in the moment.

      #motorcycle.maintenance and zen.

    • 61
      Judge Peter Bowers says:

      Yes you are free. It takes a huge amount of courage to fiddle your expenses and serving time in prison will do you no good.

  2. 2
    Ken Clarke says:

    Spare a tanner for victims of the soft-shoe reshufflle, guv ?

    • 182
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Ken – don’t you think in light of the judge bowers burglary debacle that 2nd sea lord (rear) Admiral Brigstocke has done a fine job over at the JACO – as a Commie-style dupe and ‘Functionary’ as he has been burying many proper cases of judges clearly having got their decisions wrong – but then …. he is just a (rear) Admirable functionary?

  3. 3
    • 4
      M Green says:

      Good investigative journalism by the Guardian!

    • 28
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Better still is the job ad link on that page: 60 fucking grand a year of our money for a Black and Minority Ethnic Communications Officer in the fucking Cabinet Office.

      Cuts – what cuts?

    • 64
      Sleuth says:

      I tried to read it but on the third attempt I gave up as my eyelids shut.. Can someone please explain in simple terms exactly what it is that the Guardian has found of Shapps doing wrong?

      • 91
        Another Engineer says:

        Hе (оr hіs fаmіly) sеlls аnd usеs sоftwаrе thаt scrаpеs cоntеnt frоm оthеr sіtеs аrоund thе wеb, pоsts іt up іn such а wаy аs tо аppеаr hіgh оn Gооglе’s sеаrch rеsults, аnd mаkеs mоnеy frоm аdvеrtіsіng whеn unsuspеctіng wеb usеrs vіsіt.

        Thе sоftwаrе іs cаllеd “TrаffіcPаymаstеr” аnd thіs іs thе kіnd оf shіt іt cоmеs up wіth:

        Lоts оf kеywоrds, but аbsоlutеly nоthіng оf usе tо аnyоnе.

        Gооglе іs tryіng tо stоp thеsе sіtеs аppеаrіng іn іts rаnkіngs, аnd thеіr еxіstеncе іs lеgаlly dubіоus bеcаusе thе cоntеnt іs аutоmаtіcаlly scrаpеd frоm оthеr pеоplе’s wоrk.

        • 149
          Durr... says:

          Confirms my initial suspicion tbh.

        • 156
          Sleuth says:

          Your link does not work for me. So I used th dream book link in the Gruniad article. The odd thing is when you click to buy (no price given) it just takes you to a google search. How are the Shappses making wonga out of that?

          • Another Engineer says:

            It sееms Guіdо іs mаnglіng lіnks sоmеhоw. Thе аddrеss wоrks іf yоu cut аnd pаstе.

            Hоwеvеr, I suggеst іt іsn’t wоrth thе еffоrt.

          • Another Engineer says:

            Just trіеd аnd іt dоеsn’t еvеn wоrk wіth cut аnd pаstе. Nо іdеа why. Prоbаbly fоr thе bеst – dоn’t wаnt tо gіvе thеm аny mоrе pаgе rаnkіng.

        • 229
          Alice Peters says:

          Sounds like Schnapps is worthy of an OBE ….. Other Buggers’ Efforts.

    • 166
      An enemy of the Harmans says:

      Profile on 4 have just done Grant Shapps. He’s gone well up in my opinion.

      Repeat tomorrow tea time

      And even better Mr Harman does not like him.

      • 179
        Mzzzz. HarPerson (whose marital status is no interest to anyone) says:

        A man needs a cock up his arse as much as a fish needs a bicycle.

        Have I got that right?

      • 436
        Marion the cat says:

        Mr Harman seemed to be complaining mostly about the lack of house-building over the last couple of years, however the previous 13 faded into total, utter and complete invisibility, strange that.

    • 212
      The Facts says:

      Except that as the Guardian is trying to suggest. They ain’t breaking any law, but have merely fallen foul of Google rule book.

      Move along now, no story to see here unless you is a Guardianista.

      • 280
        Another Engineer says:

        It іs prоbаbly brеаchіng cоpyrіght.

        Thаt’s hаrdly thе pоіnt thоugh – іt іs а pоllutіоn оf thе wеb wіth junk, аnd аdds nо vаluе tо аnyоnе. Lееchіng, іn оthеr wоrds.

        Thе оnly іnnоvаtіоn іt drіvеs іs Gооglе’s еffоrts tо іgnоrе іt.

      • 379
        Better Facts says:

        Except that it shows Tory boy Snapps up for what he is. Along with his mates.

        Bunch of spivs.

  4. 5
    The Morning Star says:

    “A proposal which could mean former prime minister Tony Blair faces trial for war crimes in Scotland received MSPs’ backing today.

    The motion tabled by Independent MSP Margo MacDonald called for an amendment to the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001 making the waging of aggressive war with the intention of regime change illegal “so that Tony Blair could be brought to trial in Scotland.”

    • 9
      smoggie says:

      Laws cannot be retrospective. Someone explain that to the mad Scotch bint.

      • 10
        Diego Garcia says:

        But it will be interesting to see how they get on.
        All in a good cause.

      • 11
        Lou Scannon says:

        ‘cannot’ ? ‘Shouldn’t’, maybe and, in general, that’s how it ought to be, but Blair went to some trouble to dismantle laws that might be used against him so this is one case where we’d be fully justified in making an exception.

        • 47
          Dibble says:

          I hear B£iar’s involved with the massive mining/marketing take over – making bloody loads I bet.

      • 16
        jgm2 says:

        Tell that to the chaps who were convicted of killing Stephen Lawrence. Almost a millenium of judicial precedent tossed out the window with the repeal of ‘double jeopardy’. And applied retrospectively to boot.

        Because Stephen Lawrence is/was the most important person in the whole world, ever, and needed a millenium of judicial protection to be scrapped just to bring his killers to justice.

        My arse.

        • 22
          Gonk says:

          The stench of lefty/PC/Nation decaying /horror has infected everything in British life for the last 2 or 3 decades. Blair/Brown axis accelerated this process.
          Hard to see where change is coming from. Not from Dave & co, that’s for sure.

          • A Pointless Prick Posing as PM says:

            I stand firm by my decision!

            Err . . . anyone remember what it was?

          • Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

            Anyone who thinks leadership, decisiveness and Tory values is coming from shiny faced Dave is severely deluding themselves.

            Cameron is a Lib Dem in Tory clothing

          • The Privy Chancer says:

            Dave’s a trannie – well I never !

        • 148
          Anonymous says:

          “Chaps” were they? I think not.

      • 53
        Paris Claims says:

        Didn’t seem to apply to the two locked up for the Lawrence murder. ( probably guilty,IMO, but a rigged verdict all the same)

      • 62

        Except where they can. For example the 2008 Finance Act (using the BN66 mechanism) retrospectively amended prior legislation thus creating tax liabilities for many people where no such liability had previously existed.

        • 130
          Expat Geordie says:

          Thanks for that. I was about to state something similar but didn’t know the exact legislation. Is this the one where Gordon Brown changed all the rules on Inheritance Tax planning and then backdated them, or was that another one?

          Then of course there was the War Crimes Act (1991?) where we tried to take responsibility for trying people who were not British citizens when the alleged offence took place, and for offences that happened in foreign countries fifty years earlier.

      • 80
        David Laws says:

        I am

      • 93
        The Writ of Habeas Corpus CAN be suspended says:

        I accept that THAT used to be the case but laws can change i.e. the “double jeopardy rule” and the legal maxim of “innocent until proven guilty ” in 21st Century Great Britain all these things are considered normal…..Parliament can if it so wishes make all legislation inc past legislation retrospective if it so votes ….it has done so on taxation law after all…small step for the same to apply to criminal matters…

        • 146
          Durr... says:

          Just so’s you know, I spent a day in my local Mags Court last Friday. The police and CPS got a severe kicking due to a total failure to comply with a Defence application for information. After about 3 months the Justices gave them about another 4 working days to comply.
          Bad coppering and pretty poor CPS.

      • 98
        smoggie says:

        Sorry legal beagles but it simply isn’t going to happen.

        • 100
          Jimmy says:

          All the Saddamites here are just going to have to get over it. Don’t worry, there’ll be other dictators to fawn over and you know Butch will do nothing to upset them.

        • 109
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Here’s one for you smoggie

          Did David Miliband and Gordon Brown – have any ‘lawful or legal mandate’ from the British Public [Remember neither of them was actually 'elected' by the Greater British Public] to sign the Lisbon Treaty on behalf of the British Public?

          The answer is “No” – they did not.

          But don’t tell the legions of paper hacks/hackettes and legal types.

          Discuss …

          • Expat Geordie says:

            Since when does that make a difference BW?

            I’m with the late Johhny Speight on this one – “The only way that we will get democracy in this country is if we start to shoot a few people”.

          • Whistles says:

            It’s rude to speak with your mouth full.

          • smoggie says:

            I don’t see what the fuck that has to do with the price of eggs.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Smoggie – I am sorry to have troubled you very low IQ. Apologies.

          • Anonymous says:

            Here is BW again blowing his own rusty trumpet. Last week SC. This week smoggie. Next week Paragnostic? He might try someone he could win against for a change.

            Arguments don’t make sense, weird punctuation, can’t even spell. Where do his type come from?

          • Behind the scnes at order order says:

            Thats because Smoggie, Paragnostic and SC are the same person as is expat Geordie whom it would appear believes Stalins approach to democracy is the way to go. Touch these fuckers at your peril.

          • Expat Geordie says:

            That’s the first time that I’ve been compared to Stalin. Not sure that I like that. Now Pinochet, he was more my style and politics.

            As for being the same person as the others, SC, Paragnostic, et al, ‘fraid not. The only time that I don’t post as EG is when the laptop suddenly decides to remove my name and I then briefly post as Anonymous until I notice it.

            The Johhny Speight quote is one that I remember from a recruitment brochure for Army Officers in 1984 that I aquired from my schools careers teacher.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Thanks anonymouse! I hope you’re not one of Carl Gardners mates – or even Carl himselfness. After all I have claimed his scalp and he knows it …. but then you probably don’t know who he is?

          • Carl Gardner says:

            So if I am Carl Gardner, then you are saying I won’t know who I am……

            Your IQ is probably less than 70 whereas your opponents are probably all on around double that from evidence available.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Nice bit of ‘inverted logic’ there Carl. True to form then.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Carl – could you address the original question posed above; about the Lisbon Treaty?

          • smoggie says:

            Didn’t realise Blowing Willies was Brain of Britain. Bloody good disguise there, pal.

          • Geoff Boycott's head master says:

            Blowing Whistles semi-articulate ramblings can best be described as pretension magnified into the metabollocksphere.

            He is a legend in his own lunchtime.

      • 381
        Anonymous says:

        Explain that to the Child Support Agency.

        Just saying.

        • 410
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Smoggie’s comments have been so profound and deeply intellectual – I am lost for words … at his magesty and command of all knowledge. I am not worthy of his imperial wisdom and shall have to contemplate for some time as to whether to post here again.

  5. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Good Morning tory boys

    Are these the sort of people and dealings you enjoy as you government?

    Michael Gove

    Grunt Shapps

    Sacked ministers

    Are you proud of their pathetc behaviours?

    Do you really enjoy these people misusing your hard earned cash?

    Come on toryboys let’s be having you ………..

  6. 12
    Moscow Mike Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    No wonder the Government aren’t doing anything about animals in zoos with me backing the campaign, which I did for two reasons, the name of the kind lady asking me to, and, as part of my rehabilitation campaign so that I can start going back to Moscow again. Woe is me. Boaz

    • 17
      jgm2 says:

      Stupid fucking woman. Who would go to a circus without big cats and elephants?

      How bloody boring is that?

      • 36
        I should cocoa says:

        There are plenty of clowns in the HoC to be fair.

      • 135
        Expat Geordie says:

        My mother went to a circus when she was a kid where the lion tamer got his hand bitten off. Now that’s real entertainment. Better than the one that I went to at Ayr Racecourse with the non-performing pig (bacon butties were very cheap the next day, apparently); or the one at King’s Park, Bournemouth, that had no amimals at all, but did have a few boring clowns and some acrobats who used safety nets.

        • 168
          what an exhibition! says:

          Non-animal circuses might give employment to the legions of smelly leotarded vegan squatter types who’ve been wasting the taxpayer’s shilling the last 20 years by graduating in ‘circus studies’ believing every single one of them who dresses in homemade cyberpunk outfits then farts about less than exhilaratingly on a trapeze or is a pisspoor juggler is owed a living.

      • 139
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        It would end up being just another dog-and-pony show.
        Sorta like how every successive Government does.

    • 158
      Chris Huhne says:

      Is Ms Creamer a personal friend of yours Handy? By the way the Grand Master is coming through on the upcoming trial with the Judge, thanks for the advice. Boaz.

  7. 14

    Does Mitt Romney really understand that Florida is … Up for grabs?

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  9. 18
    IQ 105.1 says:

    Essential reading for uncertain cats

  10. 19

    The quantum world is still full of uncertainty, but at least our attempts to look at it don’t have to add as much uncertainty as we used to think. Aephraim Steinberg and team.

    They are doing well to make any headway at all but the ground shifts little and slowly.

    • 32
      uncertain about everything says:

      Oh dear, another ‘inviolable’ law of physics busted, or perhaps they should just test the reliability of their experimental equipment.

    • 34
      The Paragnostic says:

      It does seem that the Copenhagen interpretation may be on boggy ground – multiverses and hidden variables all round!

      • 59

        I have this theory that Kenny Everett was Hugh Everett III’s secret son…

        • 63
          Let's bomb Russia says:

          ‘When Britain was an Empire we were ruled by an emperor. When we became a kingdom we were ruled by a king. And now we’re a country we’re ruled by Margaret Thatcher.’
          That’s my boy.

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

            …….and now we are ruled by the EUSSR.

          • says:

            I don’t recall an Emperor in British history. Nor would Queen Victoria, Liz 1 or Liz 2 have regarded themselves as King.

          • HM George V, R & I says:

            Weren’t you paying attention in History class,
            And Queen Anne is still dead.
            And don’t forget Bloody Mary. (Or maybe you had a Bloody Mary or four this morning?)

          • Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

            Emperor or Empress of India. Victoria through to George VI.

  11. 24
    I visited this site 14,357 times last week says:

    Unbelievable figures, Guido!

  12. 40
    The Living Daylights says:

    ITV1 screening The Living Daylights this afternoon, a classic starring the underrated Timothy Dalton. True Bond fans know Dalton was ahead of his time in capturing the true nature of Bond’s character. Plus it’s the good old days of the Cold War.

    • 44
      Passer By says:

      Thanks, – they’re the best.

    • 136
      Expat Geordie says:

      There is a dopy bird at work who’s other half changed his name to James Bond by deed pole. They live in a house called Goldeneye and when their first sprog was born called him, yes, you guessed it, James Bond.

      Personally, I think that you are right about Dalton being the best Bond, although my personal preference for the new Bond at the time was Sam Neill. Second best probably Daniel Craig (although I would have preferred Damien Lewis) and third, George Lazenby. As for Connery, Moore and Brosnan – load of shite the lot of them.

    • 197
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Ahh – that old ‘Cold war’ thingy – what a “construct” that was indeed? Mind you it kept them dumbassed US taxpayers paying through their noses for decades – to make many of the corporate very rich indeed. Do you think the Us dumbos have twigged that it was all a ruse – that “FEAR” the commie Bear is coming to get you … they paid up in spades.

      They kept paying billions of dollas per year and – who milked the majority of the dosh … whop made sure that the Bear’s side were given enough info to keep the ruse up? Whoever was backing both side – was on a win-win – they couldn’t lose.

    • 408
      Anonymous says:

      Dalton was the worst Bond ever.

      The only people who liked him were wankers who believe whatever they are told to believe by advertising agencies – i.e tory wankers.

  13. 46
    Gordon Brown says:

    I deeply regret purchasing nylon postmans trousers on ebay as I now have to save my butter ration to grease my bum crack and groin to prevent chafing

  14. 54
    The wrong Miliband says:

    I used to think I had a bent for politics but these days I’m not so sure.

  15. 74
    The Paragnostic says:

    There was a fantastic (in the sense of ‘full of fantasy’) programme on the BBC World Service this morning.

    “In The Balance” was the utterly oxymoronic misnomer for this piece of shameless Keynsian bollocks – a programme with less balance in its contributors could scarcely have been dreamed of.

    To discuss the influence of central banks, we had: Danny Blanchflower (communist and fool), Randall Kroszner (ex Fed, Keynsian and serial apologist for printing money) and Gabriel Stein (LSE alumnus and therefore suspect).

    A more craven bunch of so-called experts could hardly have been procured – and yet the very title of the show leads one to expect balance.

    BBC – fuck ‘em.

    • 76
      annette curton says:

      Did you miss Chukka on Radio 4?, I actually laughed out aloud as he rambled on without interruption for what seemed an age trying to explain to us what pre-distribution was, comedy gold.

      • 81 says:

        Predistribution is Labour’s Big Society.

        • 85
          Dave that'll-be-£250K-in-a-brown-envelope Cameron says:

          My Big Society is all about devolving power to local government. That way I can encourage the next generation of troughers who will fill Westminster.
          It’s going well; local councils are every bit as corrupt, and often more so.

          • You are NOT getting into MY car tonight....Nick !!! says:

            Can’t be doing with that bollocks…..I much prefer to watch the new series of “In the Thick of It !” on BBC2 9.45pm tonight…much more believable plot lines than Dave’s Big Society rubbish……

        • 87
          Well it's a thought says:

          So they create the problem and they are going to sort out the problem, beware of flying pigs, liars, thieves and corrupt inept idiots .

        • 113
          Gonk says:

          Their next big words are reprogramming and reassignment.

        • 198
          Anonymous says:

          pre distribution sounds awful.
          post distribution sounds better.
          sacrifice, duty, truth in the real world welcome.

    • 97
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Shock horror. Daily Mail comment pg 16

      “Good money after bad
      FOR the umpteenth time in recent months, the BBC was yesterday breathlessly hailing the latest miracle cure for the eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis.

      But, as with the previous sticking-plaster bailouts, the European Central Bank’s decision to buy ‘unlimited’ amounts of short-term government debt fails to offer any long-term solution to the fatal flaws inherent within the one-size-fits-all euro.

      Rather, as Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann observed, the ECB’s bond-buying scheme is ‘tantamount to financing government by printing banknotes’.

      The day is surely approaching when even the Brussels elite will have to accept that the single currency cannot survive in its current form. In the meantime, they continue to hurl money on the fire.”

      • 102
        Follow the money says:

        Hurling money on the fire ….. well, no, it doesn’t just vanish in a puff of smoke (although I suppose you could argue that that’s where it came from). No, it’s going to line someone’s pockets. We need to figure out exactly who that is and how they benefit from everyone else’s misery and lock them up for good.

        • 143
          Disliker of Bankers says:

          It will be…….dah dah….. THE FECKING BANKERS!

        • 199
          Disliker of incompetent political regulators says:

          Fuck all politicians who pass all the blame onto others for their fuck-ups.

          “I would like to pay tribute to the contribution you and your company make to the prosperity of Britain,” Mr Brown told Lehman bankers in London’s Canary Wharf . “During its 150 year history, Lehman Brothers has always been an innovator, financing new ideas and inventions before many others even began to realize their potential.”

      • 201
        Anonymous says:

        can debts be written off? is the world operating on that basis? everyone is kinda relaxed.

        • 312
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Debts are written off – e.g. With the demise of Mouchel recently 4 banks agreed to write of £87 million. Barclays, Lloyds group, RBS and Goldman Sachs.

          Between them the banks charged fees of upwards of £18 million for ‘advice’. Well fees for the legal fraternity and the banks that is.

  16. 79
    Gordon Brown says:

    This afternoon I will taking how to talk The Jive lessons from the celebrated urban musician Nigel Kennedy

    Then later this evening a will be taking how to incorporate body scrapings into your finger buffet lessons from Susan Boyle

    • 108
      Nurse says:

      Now Gordon, enough of that! Here’s some medication – you know it helps when you get these delusions.

      Would like it as a drink – or as tablets – or in your botty like we usually do?

    • 162
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Kennedy the artist formerly known as Nige. Time he arranged “Who sold all the gold”, for violin and chorus.

      Great violinist, brings pleasure to millions, as opposed to McMental who takes treasure from millions.

  17. 83
    ToonBob... says:

    Just gotta luv the beeb, confused again!

    Since when did British passport holders or British citizens become British ?

  18. 90
    John Prescott says:

    Now look I want to complaint. What I want to knowe is why you are advertisement a new drink – Sat’dy 7UP – that dunt even existence.

    I went into the local corner shop and asked for that drink. I say in my best posh voice, “Give me some Saturday 7 Up”, and he didn’t knowe what I was twaking about.

    Now stop all this nosensiations and tell me straightener: where is this Sat’dy 7 Up?

    It’s just a wind-up, innit?

  19. 110
    The Living Daylights says:

    Bond fans and Cold War fans! Living Daylights on now!

    • 117
      Edward Elizabeth Hitler says:

      Why would anyone want to watch ITV with adverts every five minutes insulting your intelligence?

      • 157
        Sir Dick Scratcher says:

        Shackleton’s Original High Seats. It’s lovely.

      • 249
        Fog says:

        Miss Hitler, some of the ads are more entertaining than the progs. Plus gives one a chance to have a pee-stop; and best of all don’t have to pay a telly-tax for mostly rubbish.

        • 318
          Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

          I don’t mind advert breaks as they save us from having to watch the Marxist Monopoly that is the BBC.

  20. 114
    B1lly Botty says:

    Good week Guido :-)


  21. 119
    IQ 105.1 says:

    Leading universities are being forced to turn away “hundreds” of gifted students due to new Government admission rules, said a Russell Group university spokesperson today…Telegraph

    Another Fine Mess, Stanley.

  22. 120

    Ex post facto Rules!

    Ain’t no rules like ‘em.

  23. 137
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    I am a nerd,and make no bones about it !!

    • 145
      albacore says:

      Oh, no, you ain’t a nerd
      But there’s a rhyming word
      (It gives ModBot a fit)
      Reckon you can guess it?

    • 155
      Sir Dick Scratcher says:

      No, you are a worthless aristoliberal who should fuck off and let us Tebbitites do the gig.

    • 176
      Ed Miliband says:

      I am a nerd, too, but if that’s what gives some people “the bone,” I don’t mind. I’m not into that sort of thing myself, but there wouldn’t be anything wrong with it even if I were, which I’m not; let’s straighten that out, said the actress to the Bishop. It may turn out to be harder than you think, said the Bishop in reply.

  24. 142
    A nerd says:

    You may aspire to being a nerd, Sir, but you fall far short of that happy state. And as for bones, I don’t think you’ve got any.

  25. 144
    Your comment is awaiting moderation says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  26. 151
    IQ 105.1 says:

    Coming next:- The Obese Olympics

    Britain or USA for majority of All Gold Medals?

  27. 154
    Sir Dick Scratcher says:

    Louise Minge = Mein Fuhrer

    Could we get her in some more Gestapo black leather?

    That jazz mag tried, but they didn’t go far enough. Shame.

  28. 160
    Three Legged race. says:

    Have the Paralympics and Balding Clare finished yet? We don’t watch channel 4 in our ouse.

  29. 165
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Hollande anounces 75% income tax rate.

    Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man and chief executive of luxury group LVMH, said he had applied for Belgian nationality.

    When you take stupid decisions you get these troubling results,” said François Fillon, prime minister under former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

    • 174
      Le Monde correspondent says:

      Arnault has a web of offshore companese like the UK banks, Tony Blair, Mandelson etc and the other gangsters who are into industrial tax avoidance

      SO little loss to the French Treasury

      BTW Did you know that where Mandelson’s two principal partners are domiciled?

      WPP in Ireland

      And Lazards in Bermuda

      We are all in this together

      • 175
        French tax advisor says:

        M Arnault has built an empire worth about $40 billion from very little under one of the most punitive tax systems in the world

        How ? He just declares the minimum in France and all the rest offshore…and lives on massive expenses in France…and builds a huge art collection deducted from taxes, of course…

        All very simple…

        • 190

          The president also said he would set up an independent High Council of the Public Finances, similar to the Office for Budget Responsibility in the UK, to set economic forecasts and monitor the budget, noting that past governments had persistently overestimated growth targets. France has not balanced its budget since 1974.

    • 204
      Anonymous says:

      do the blessed rich pay any taxes?
      it might be too taxing for some….. having said that no pain no gain.

      • 254
        The only way is bumsex says:

        Haven’t the rich suffered enough?

        • 353
          it's a duty. says:

          those who benefit could show their gratitude. With this in mind, this blog is a blessing.
          below arrived in my mailbox today:
          “The cop got out of his car and the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window. “I’ve been waiting for you all day,” the cop said. The kid replied, “Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.”
          When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.”…………………perhaps we all need to connect at the soul level.

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    Prince Harry on duty says:

    Hello Guido

    Just to tell you that it is very slow here in Afghanistan

    My co pilot took me tof my first outing in a super Apache this afternoon

    Orders not toà fire on anyone

    We saw a large tribal group of Pashtouns…SO given, that we could not fire on them, I turned around in the cockpit and hund my bare ass out of the hatch…

    Can you believe it…They all fled…

    So I have just reported to our Commander in Chief Omaha Beach that I have the anwser to all his prooblems…

  32. 172
    Prince Harry on duty says:

    I showed my ass to the Talibani today

    They all ran away

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    Saffron says:

    The political/banksters system is rotten to the core,we are being taken for a ride big time.
    We the people who are in the majority need rapidly to grow some you know what and to stop these money grubbing power mad ass–les dead in their tracks.
    Look around you folks and what do you see?,well you see some people who frankly don’t give a shit about the majority of ordinary people,and these kind of people right now have the upper hand.
    In fact the wheel has now turned full circle and we are back to lords and serfs in a different way,but it achieves the same objectives.

  34. 188
    From the couches of the countrh says:

    Is it just me or is “The Thick Of It” utter shite ?

    • 192 says:

      No but what it portrays (i.e. the UK political system) is. Have they thought of doing an EU version set in Brussels?

      • 193
        From the couches of the countrh says:

        I fear you may be right.

      • 195
        Expat Geordie says:

        There was a Channel 4 “comedy” back in the 90′s (I think) called “The Gravy Train”.

      • 200
        Expat Geordie says:

        Just checked. 1990, 4 episodes and currently available on 4OD. The follow up was “The Gravy Train Goes East” 1991.

        Starred the late great Ian Richardson, at about the same time that he was playing our favourite PM, Francis Urquhart.

        • 205
          Simplicimus says:

          Ah and going back a bit, the mole Bill Haydon in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”.
          Life follows Art.

    • 216
      The Westminster Village fool says:

      It’s not just you. The programme is overated shite and always has been.

      Now, Yes Minister was a different kettle of fish.

      • 237
        Sir Humphrey Appleby says:

        It would seem so, but on the other hand, there are many factors to take into consideration, not the least of which is that personal preference may play a big part in that determination– but this has always been so, and we are not about to change the world, are we? Still, if you wish to pursue this, go ahead, but in the full realisation that you may be seen as standing athwart history should “Thick” improve in later episodes. This is of course a personal viewpoint on your part and one which you are certainly entitled to hold and to act upon, but I had been most remiss if I hadn’t mentioned this.

    • 283
      tripe says:

      Hooray. Its far up its own hole. Self-satisfied nonsense, loved by the luvvies.
      The thick of it can go fuck itself as far as I’m concerned.
      Citizen Khunt is better.

      • 289
        The Paragnostic says:

        Citizen Khunt?

        Give me a break – I watched last week’s episode just to see what all the fuss was about, and it’s so stereotyped and lightweight that if it were not written by and starring various ethnics, the equalities nutters would be up in arms.

        Didn’t catch The Thick of It – Montalbano was on, and I like Sicily.

    • 413
      discerning tv critic says:

      Pleased to say I have never watched ‘Thick’ because it always seemed like shite to me.

  35. 194
    Expat Geordie says:

    It’s been quiet on here today. Has there been something good on the telly?

  36. 196
    Rob Brydon nearly offered me ten bob for this one says:

    There has been huge public interest; well, there has been a headline in the
    Western Mail; well, one or two people have said; well, I told the lady in the
    paper-shop, isn’t it curious, this new Welsh Secretary is the first one ever to
    be called Jones.

    …To which she replied, rather testily, I thought,

    “Can’t be! There’s no bloody J in Welsh.”

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    Moley says:

    Mail on Sunday.

    Front page believed to be

    “Boris in secret talks to make comeback as MP.”

    • 217
      A Foul mouthed fish wife yeaches her children to be equally fouled mouthed. says:
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    BoJo for PM says:

    There is still hope for the Tories at the next Election.

    Zac Goldsmith to resign his safe seat and Boris to take over.

    Then it’s Bye Bye Dave m George and Hello Boris.

    Rock on the heat is on.

    • 215
      The Tory Sisters says:

      I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it.

    • 218
      Tachybaptus says:

      My bet is that the third runway won’t be built, and Goldsmith won’t have to resign. Nor will Boris Island be built. There will be years of wrangling, and nothing will come of it.

      By the way, Boris Island is a lousy idea. It would be sited in the middle of a huge population of water birds, which spend the winter there. Building in this place would involve tearing up the agreement by which it is a Special Protection Area, and driving out tens or hundreds of thousands of birds. That is something that most readers here probably won’t care about much (though I care a lot), but there is more to it than that. Building an airport in the middle of a large bird colony is just bloody silly. Think of what a couple of Canada geese did to the US Airways Airbus 320 in January 2009 — you know, the one that lost both engines and crash-landed in the Hudson.

      • 220
        As free as a bird says:

        Crap. Birds are not bird brained and will not roost on Boris Island. They don’t roost on the crap polluted wastelands of the Southern Thames Estuary anyway. These guys are free to fly away to better places, unlike you.

        • 223
          Tachybaptus says:

          They don’t need to be on the island. They are all down the mudflats on both sides of the estuary, in tens of thousands. From a human point of view it’s a crap polluted wasteland, as you say. But for birds, that means there are plenty of insects and small invertebrates. Building an airport will drive some of them away, yes, but many more will remain to be sucked into engines. If you don’t think that bird strike is a serious problem for airports, you delude yourself. Even inland airports such as Heathrow have major problems with large gulls.

        • 224
          Tachybaptus says:

          Τhеу dоn’t nееd tо bе оn thе іslаnd. Τhеу аrе аll dоwn thе mudflаts оn bоth sіdеs оf thе еstuаrу, іn tеns оf thоusаnds. Frоm а humаn роіnt оf νіеw іt’s а сrар роllutеd wаstеlаnd, аs уоu sау. But fоr bіrds, thаt mеаns thеrе аrе рlеntу оf іnsесts аnd smаll іnνеrtеbrаtеs. Buіldіng аn аіrроrt wіll drіνе sоmе оf thеm аwау, уеs, but mаnу mоrе wіll rеmаіn tо bе suсkеd іntо еngіnеs. Іf уоu dоn’t thіnk thаt bіrd strіkе іs а sеrіоus рrоblеm fоr аіrроrts, уоu dеludе уоursеlf. Еνеn іnlаnd аіrроrts suсh аs Hеаthrоw hаνе mајоr рrоblеms wіth lаrgе gulls.

          • Flying Officer Kite says:

            1. Chek Lap Kok Airport is one of the world’s biggest, built on an island in the Zhujiang River Estuary, Hong Kong.

            2. Birds can be a problem at any airport.

      • 222
        The Wright Stuff says:

        What utter defeatist tosh. Are you a member of the Liberal party?

      • 245
        Flyіng Оffіcеr Kіtе says:

        1. Chеk Lаp Kоk Аіrpоrt іs оnе оf thе wоrld’s bіggеst, buіlt оn аn іslаnd іn thе Zhujіаng Rіvеr Еstuаry, Hоng Kоng.

        2. Bіrds cаn bе а prоblеm аt аny аіrpоrt.

        • 264
          Subtropical Botanist says:

          One of the funniest sights ever has to be the man on the bicycle who scares away the seagulls on the small field that is Tresco’s heliport. We could employ hundreds of Essex layabouts to do the same thing once Boris’s island has been built!

      • 247
        Arthur C Mullard says:

        Let’s try thinking outside the box.
        Surely it’s time we expanded the specs for Gordon’s aircraft carriers and created a floating airport.
        Talk about the need for expanded airport capability seems to be largely focussed on a ‘hub’, i.e. people fly in, meet and fly out again without needing to go anywhere else in the UK. This way we could site the new ‘hub’ wherever we like and maybe even move it around if necessary.

    • 255
      National Socialist says:

      Just remember what a blustering useless buffoon he was when the riots were raging. Being PM isn’t all about spin, bluster about runways and and awarding gold medals in a sunny stadium, we need a leader committed to saving what is left of a ravaged economy, genuinely dedicated to fairness and equal opportunities for all and someone taken seriously by the rest of the world. Boris Johnson is none of these.

      • 256
        Lost In Space says:

        For those of you who see BJ as a viable alternative remember and never forget that he was sacked from a newspaper for falsifying a quote, that he was sacked from a minor shadow post for lying to his party leader about an affair he was having, that he is a serial adulterer, that he described , after meeting with the Murdochs , that hacking was a load of codswallop, that he showed his judgment and disdain by inviting Rupert Murdoch to watch the Olympics swimming with him even as the mogul’s journalists were being arrested and charged in droves for what? Yup ‘hacking’.
        BJ is a proven liar, a proven cheat, a proven lazy person who is now bored with the Olympic stage since there is nowhere for him to strut, swing or boogie anymore so will do the job part time.
        He is a mendacious, untrustworthy, pompous, danger us. Let him wither on the vine.

        • 291
          The Paragnostic says:

          You make him sound like…

          The perfect Labour PM!

          If only the Labour types suffered less from class envy…

        • 294
          A good judge of character says:

          But he did get it right about self pitying Scousers and dog shit city Portsmouth.

        • 378
          what an exhibition! says:

          Yet socialists just adore Bill Clinton who manifested many of the same vices..’somewhere between rock star and elder statesman’ – Toady R4

          • Vince Foster says:

            I once saw a comparison point-by-point of the early lives of Clinton and Ted Bundy, which lined up uncannily similar. I shit thee not. It seemed like the major difference was that, once they were adults, Bundy decided to kill the ones he had forcible carnal knowledge of, and Clinton did not.

            That’s not to say Clinton never engaged in murder, even though not personally by him. And believe me– I would know; remember that scientist/weapons expert who was taking a walk in the woods? Check out my story, ten years earlier; some more uncanny resemblances:

    • 345
      Barney Grumble says:

      This has been an essentially cosmetic re-arrangement of the same toxic cocktail.

      The rehabilitation of David Laws demonstrates that morality is not a factor that influences selection. The retention of ‘George’ Osborne shows that the complete absence of credibilty is not grounds for dismissal. The appointment of Jeremy Misprint as Health Secretary – with his track record of support for witchdoctor cures – shows that professional credibility counts for nothing. Owen Patterson shows that ‘the greenest government ever’ was just a cynical advertising slogan.

      We had very low expectations indeed of Cameron’s reshuffle. In that respect alone he did not disappoint.

      • 347
        Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

        Though you have to admit the reshuffle does pass the WTF test pretty masterfully: I lost count of the number of times I said “what the actual FUCK” as the appointments were announced.

        A justice secretary who isn’t a lawyer and who supported B&B owners in their illegal desire to discriminate against a gay couple.

        A cabinet-level minister for faith who can’t abide secularism in a secular society, who scaremongered that Britain was being “threatened” by a “militant tide of secularism”. Way to go on community-building, Baroness Warsi.

        An equality minister who voted against gay adoption rights and whose portfolio includes women who also voted in favour of Nadine Dorries’ roundly denounced proposals to impose faith-based counselling on women seeking abortions, which would have made access to abortion more difficult.

        A health secretary who believes in homeopathy.

        And a transport secretary who’s afraid of flying.

        You couldn’t make it up. Top marks in the WTF test, Dave.

        • 399
          Sir William Waad says:

          It’s all the more galling when you think of all the coruscating talent on the Opposition front bench!

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    Normalcy Bias Comfort Zone says:

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    Garbage says:

    Bloody Hell, We recorded “In the thick of it” because poliitical anoraks said it was the best thing since sliced bread.

    Had to switch off half way through as it was total crap

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Would Marr be reaching for the injunctions after he has been reaching down some woman’s jeans?

    will he be indisposed today?

    Will the Newspaper review ignore that the jug eared Janus faced Hunt is a groper? He has form, must be due to his huge salary and fame not his looks.

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      Drop TWO Daisy Cutters on the BBC says:

      Just do it FFS!

      • 271
        Business Cat (specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

        Could we have a Daisy Cutter for the CBC in Canada too?

        • 309
          Don't Stop There says:

          Even in the US there’s some taxpayer funding of broadcasting. In fairness, many people who watch Public Broadcasting, though, think it should continue if it will spare them from “Beg Weeks.” Business Cat knows what I’m talking about, if she can watch American stations where she is in Canada.

  47. 257
    Cy Novthetimes says:

    Just in case anyone is still in any doubt about the state we’re in, Australia is now deporting criminals to the UK.

  48. 258
    Yvonne from The Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    So Bob Stewart MP has rejected an approach to become a stalking candidate against Mr Cameron.

    Having rejected the approach he has now gone public which really is a bit like letting the Genie out of the bottle when you have been holding the bottle stopper in your hand for half an hour.

    My friend Sharon told me that the Conservative Party is full of creeps .

    I did not believe her at the time but perhaps with this behavior in public she has a point .

    • 262
      IQ 105.1 says:

      Is that a full stop or the point?

    • 287
      IQ 105.1 says:

      Just visited the Arms on Streetview, but not open yet. Hope the pavement outside has been repaired since the photo. If not departing ‘late-night’ customers may find it a trip Hazard. Hope the SUNDAY LUNCH goes well.

    • 370

      A Major story like this and Guido is nowhere to be seen
      the backbencher’s are revolting , the party is unhappy with useless Dave and by the end of the year he will be toast

      FFS get hold of John Redwood he likes to “stalk a horse” Allegedly !
      Let the Anyone but Dave and Nick campaign begin !

  49. 265
    Brendan Barber says:

    Fraternal greetings comrades,

    It can now be revealed that Guido Fawkes will be a guest speaker at the TUC Congress,here in sunny Brighton.

    Mr Fawkes will be leading the forum at a fringe meeting entitled “Piss artistes against austerity.”

    I do hope you are able to attend.

  50. 268
    One or Two SPADS says:

    At the Foreign Office, Warsi is objecting to the office she’s been allocated. She is also locked in a struggle with No 10 about whether she should be allowed two special advisers, one for each of the departments in which she serves. This would be highly unusual.
    This is further eroding the Cameron circle’s patience with Warsi. But having presented this working-class Yorkshire Muslim as a new face of the Conservative Party, they can’t afford to lose her now.

  51. 270
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish Andy Murray success in winning his first Grand Salmon

  52. 272
    IQ 105.1 says:

    France honours McCartney
    President Hollande presents Sir Paul with the Légion d’honneur

    Next week Obama is to award him The Purple Heart.

    Politics eh?

  53. 279
    Biased BBC's Sunday Morning Live says:

    “Its not just the burgled home owner that’s the victim, it’s the burglar too!”

  54. 281
    Aunty Matter says:

    Jesus, fucking Toynbee on Sky News again. Please Sky and the BBC no ugly women on the TV. No mad ones either.

  55. 282
    Taking the Michael says:

    You plebs should stop being envious of wealth creators. Shut the fuck up and pay your taxes. It goes without saying that wealthy people do not have to pay taxes.And by the way, my expense claims are all above board.

  56. 293
    Judith Law says:

    What a shame nobody has the balls to put the knife in just yet.
    Still those nasty polices of a third Heathrow runway and HS2 are worrying the Nimbys in the Tory heartlands.
    A few posh boys and girls might lose their safe seats but don’t worry it won’t be before the next election. We still have another 3 years of watching the nasty party squabbling like ferrets in a sack; it’s just a PR exercise to sell more copies of the Daily Heil and promote Boris as a credible alternative.
    The loonies have hijacked the asylum and we can only watch as the country flounders and the privileged prevent the only escape their rabble can come up with.

    • 295
      1997 - 2010 says:

      Hahahahaha, this is a wind up, right?

    • 310
      Anonymous says:

      I am beginning to think that they have learned nothing from thirteen years in opposition after all their in-fighting during the John Major years.

      This is nothing to do with the Heathrow runway, that is just the leverage for ‘regime change’

      There is a faction in the Tory party somewhere that lets the happy clappy end of the party put a media smarm in the top job to win an election and then after two years tries to hijack the party to govern the country to an agenda that would never have been voted for by the electorate at large.

      • 320
        Mad Scottie Brown says:

        Captain’s log, stardate 41153.7

        The Dilithium crystals canae take anymore captain!

      • 325
        Anonymous says:

        “….and then after two years tries to hijack the party to govern the country to an agenda that would never have been voted for by the electorate at large.”

        What, you mean fiscal rectitude, and living within ones means? You plank.

  57. 300
    'Andy' Marr says:

    ‘Turning now to a passage at the back ….’

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    Anonymous says:

    the dinosaur Miachel Fallon seems to sum up what many on here say – that makes all of you c’unts not just him!!!

    • 303
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      Morning Mr. Balls. Another coffee, sir ?

    • 307
      Andrew Marrs-Rover says:

      Fallon is totally incapable of independent thought. A sycophantic twat IMHO.
      He’s oilier than Kenneth Baker’s puppet in Spitting Image.

      Oh why can’t they bring that programme back?

      • 369
        Leftie media man like all of them says:

        We probably will, but we need to get the timing right to provide maximum support to Labour. Watch for us shortly before the election.

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    Barney Grumble says:

    Over a period of 35 years, I have witnessed with mounting horror a fundamental shift in the British (or should I write, the south-eastern English) character.
    Where once we were a compassionate people, we have become a callous people, indifferent even to suffering close to home.

    Most of us no longer care that others hurt, just so long as we are doing OK.
    Many of us have become actively spiteful and malicious, seeking to persecute the sick, the unemployed, the disabled, by supporting government moves to reduce them to desperate poverty.

    We are today a thoroughly dislikeable people, those of us who live in the south-east of England, and who constitute the heartland of Torydom.

    I can remember another age, and it was a far better time than this one.

    • 322
      benefit scrounger watch says:

      Oh do fuck off Mabel.

    • 324
      barney crumble says:

      So where would the ‘sick man of Europe’ be if Mrs Thatch hadn’t turned the economy round, fuckwit?

    • 329
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      That must have been under Harold Wilson then – when the then minister for energy Tony Benn started shutting mines faster than Thatcher ever could.

    • 330
      Anonymous says:

      “Where once we were a compassionate people, we have become a callous people, indifferent even to suffering close to home.”


      Where once we were a hard working, productive people, we have become a something for nothing society, addicted to benefits.

      • 334
        Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

        Where there is thrift, let there be profligacy.
        Where there is diligence, let there be lethargy
        Where there is Labour, there will be calamity.

      • 335
        Benny Fitz-Clements says:

        Chuck us another tax credit freebie, willya ?

    • 343
      Anonymous says:

      What a load of crap.
      This summer has just witnessed the very best of British with inspirational events run by thousands of selfless volunteers.
      We’re you one of them, or were you sitting in front of your laptop moaning and feeling sorry for yourself?

      • 349
        Legacy ? What legacy ? says:

        It means absolutely nothing !!! It has achieved nothing ! It has not improved the lot of the majority by one iota !! The UK economy is still in a mess ! Our politicians(Conservative;Labour;LibDem)have not the faintest plan to get us out of the mess !!! It will soon be as it it never happened at all and be just a distant memory !!

      • 357 says:

        The amount the UK gives in aid to the poor of other countries (and some richer than we are) is 0.8% if GDP (not counting the £6billion in charity we give to other EU countries each year). The G8 average is 0.28%. If Britain has become a nasty country under Cameron then what does that say of all the other major countries?

        The ignorant fuckwits who think we have become a nasty country should be lined up in front of their families and shot. They will no doubt be glad to see the back of these dickheads.

      • 366
        Sportsman says:

        Yes, Mclaren are doing reasonably well, though it was a shame about the fuel problem on Button’s care this afternoon. And of course Britain does supply the vast majority of the cars and technicians from factories in the UK, even if the team owners are foreign.

    • 344
      brown-dog says:

      Barney Grumble

      When the EU Project began after WWII as a part of The Marshall Plan, and right through to 1989, Europe was a USA bulwark against statism in the guise of the USSR and Warsaw Pact. It was a Libertarian project. Even so, European nations had far more mixed economies in the 60s through 80s than today. Now it has members of the Warsaw Pact as members, and since 1989 it seems to have moved increasingly towards an ever more rapacious Libertarianism which now threatens to destroy it, much as it seems to have economically and socially destroyed the USA. Either that or it’s been a very elaborate contrivance.

      If the ECB is used to establish fiscal union, it is hard to see how matters can possibly get any better as it will surely just become even more like the USA and probably worse. Is the USA economically and socially improving? Is it still respected across the world? No. Why would Europe improve under the same system? Is it not more likely that Europe’s resources would just be siphoned off to the USA, thus making Europe even less competitive? Does anyone believe that those in the USA have Europe’s interests at heart? They just seem to care about their own interests. That’s in the nature of Libertarianism surely?

    • 361
      J.Edgar Electrolux says:

      Have you compared the view to that of 35 years ago, Barney?

    • 373
      Traitors used to get shot! says:

      “I can remember another age, and it was a far better time than this one.”

      What, the 1970′s?
      Fvcking lefties are so delusional. Yeah! yeah! Trotsky. Tory voters are all nasty baby-eaters and Labour voters are all self-less angels!

      The same old ad-hom unsubstantiated attacks.

      People in the South-East didn’t want socialism destroying the country. However. Labour voting northern brainwashed unwashed, inner city foriegn imports and assorted publicly funded wasters, have made sure that is has been destoyed.

      Enjoy it traitor. If there was any justice you and your ilk will end up swinging from lamposts for the damage you have done to the UK.

      • 411
        Liblabcon enemies of the English says:

        The Tory party is about as pro British as the Labour party is pro white working class.

        Why do you tory tribalists ignore your own party’s terrible record on immigration?

        If the tories had been in power from 1997 to 2010, I doubt the immigration figures would have been any different. It aint difficult to work out that the cheap labour right loves immigration just as much as the gerrymandering left.

        Tories will be sharing lamp post with Labour. They’re both filth.

  60. 328
    You Heard It Here First says:

    Boris Johnson Will Be The Next Tory PM go gets odds on it while you can get a good deal.

  61. 341
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m collecting my bogies for an almighty bogiethon next Sunday.

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    Drop a dozen daisy cutters on CCHQ says:

    Message understood,over and out !

  63. 348
    twatterwilly says:

    Is this funny by accident or design? Discuss.

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    Serial Shaggers says:

    So Boris Boris and Marr have a lot in common then.

    • 352
      Anonymous says:

      They’re both very bad dressers as well, did you see Marr’s outfit ffs? He looked like a creepy geography teacher.

      • 354
        Lets Not Beat Around The Bush says:

        He looks like a peado

      • 364
        Tom Cat says:

        Well considering he had to collect his clothes from the front lawn and wash in the BBC toilets he didn’t do too bad. Wonder where he’s going to doss down tonight?

        • 452
          A woman says:

          He lectures the nation whilst behaving like an ageing creepy drunk who can’t believe his luck.

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    no such client says:

    I’d watch the loony olympics, envisages 800meters competitors all running in different directions.

    • 360
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      If they held it at Westminster and they wore business suits instead of athletic gear, who could tell it was even happening, as nothing would look out of the ordinary!

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    Aunty Matter says:

    Just saw Mark Semonga on Sky News telling us that he has the answer to fixing the economy.

    Would you believe it involves borrowing more and paying public sector workers all a million pounds a year?

    What a genius.

    • 387 says:

      Did he mention which thick tw@s would lend the UK the money to squander because I could do with a new car and a long holiday in Bermuda? I will gladly pay back the money when the next big asteroid hits the earth.

    • 390
      BOB coCROWch says:

      As long as union barons are paid the same as Tony B£iar and are exempt from Vince Scandal’s Wealth Taxes.

    • 405
      I can't find my sunglasses says:

      Well if he has the answer why doesn’t he bottle it and ship it to France then ?

  67. 375
    tripe says:

    Ed Balls looks like Ricky Gervais

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    Aunty Matter says:

    Now we’ve got Bob Crow also demanding we borrow billions more.

    Trade Unionists really are thick c u n t z .

    • 383
      beast says:

      TAKE IT!

  69. 382
    Goodbyeeee says:

    Does Andrew Marr say goodbye to everyone with his hand inside their pants groping their arse?

  70. 384 says:

    D-day -3.

    “Yet on Wednesday this unprepossessing venue will become the most important place in Europe. Germany’s Constitutional Court, which sits in the town of Karlsruhe near the border with France, will essentially pass judgement on whether the eurozone has at least a chance to survive.”

  71. 393
    National Socialist says:

    Amazing – right to recall MPs (i.e the right to sack) : out of question.

    Right to sack your employees at will: “sound like an idea that would boost the economy”.

    In a dictatorship you at least know where you stand.

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    Fag ash Lil says:

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    + + + HAPPY e-BIRTHDAY, E W A N M E + + + says:

    Congratulations, nutter. It is five years to the day that you were forced to think up a groovy first name to go with one of Second Life’s rather meager list of mandatory surnames.
    Plumping for the, seemingly, rather unpromising “Botha” and teaming it with the rather beautiful, but unmentionable, “E” forename launched you on quite a fantastic, roller-coaster of a journey!
    Here’s to another five years of insanity…..*bangs two empty 3-litre cider bottles together*

  74. 412
    nellnewman says:

    Ah andrewmarr was just feeling in her back pockets for loose cash in order to give it to militwit for his big redistribution project .

  75. 416
    Aunty Matter says:

    It’s non ending. Now we have the new idiot in charge of the TUC (some bint) claiming that ‘wimmin’ have been hard done by in this recession.

    That would be the public sector that employs 70% women and 30% men? Women are hard done by in this recession even though 600,000 more men are unemployed than women?

    How are women hard done by when some 40 years after the equal opps bills were passed men still have to work to 65 and women only 60.

    The NHS spends the bulk of its budget on female healthcare and I can’t remember the last time NICE refused a treatment for breast or cervical cancer, yet they never seen to approve anything for prostate cancer (even though prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women)

    I wonder if the new boss of the TUC will be asking why many primary schools don’t have a single male teacher, never mind 50% male staff.

    The new boss of the TUC is also welcome to demand 50% of the dead soldiers returning from Afghanistan are also women.

    Somehow I suspect we won’t hear a word on that.

    Being male = cannon fodder.

    • 417
      Gordon Brown says:

      I have found fig rolls help

    • 420
      nellnewman says:


      Saying male = cannon fodder is as daft as the tuc wimmin saying women are hard done by in this 21st century!!

      If they had been talking about my Mother and her ilk 50 years ago as they worked full time, raised children, did their washing in outhouses with mangles and such, gardened, kept chickens , cooked everything from scratch – then maybe they might have been near the truth. However my Mother would not have agreed with them. She felt unions were all about enslaving folks , stifling their views and using them for political capital and personal gain.

      When I look at the likes of bobcrow and serwotka with their £100k plus salaries plus expenses plus housing – she was proved right. They’re just manipulating people and events for their own benefit and profit.

  76. 421
    Gordon Brown says:

    This evening me and the boys will be playing bell end bingo

    72 in for a poo

  77. 422
    @ontablets says:

    Bollocks to austerity in the UK.

  78. 423
  79. 426
    Andrew Marr says:

    I am Bertice Stinkfinger

  80. 428
    Anonymous says:

    oh, look guys, I ahve something to say that really needs to be said.
    I have come on here occasionally, read the comments and maybe reacted a little too quickly. in the true british style i have understated what I actually meant and although it’s difficult and indeed may come as a surprise to you, i wan tto apologize for calling you c’unts.

    What i really should have said is that you are all fascist nazi bastards and I hope you die in hell

  81. 433
    Bob Crow says:

    Hey up there’s trouble ut mill, right lads, down tools and fuck the job!

    Maggie maggie maggie, out out out!

  82. 442
    HH says:

    The Labour Party is modelled on the Nazi Party

  83. 443
    nellnewman says:

    I bet militwit’s Big Predisribution Plan doesn’t mean he’s going to reduce any of our taxes on our hard earned income.

    Presumably his Predistribution Plan is how to get more of our taxes into the pockets of himself and his mp’s!!

    • 447
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      It’th part of the new genewation’th plan to fill up my blank shyeet of paper.

      • 466
        Well it's a thought says:

        You can fill up a blank sheet of paper with whatever garbage you tossers want but you can’t have any policies, remember you went to law and your tame judge said all your policies are just wet dreams.

    • 467
      Robin Peters says:

      I seem to remember some nutter suggesting that all wages should go to HMRC in the first instance and they would then see if anything was left and dole it out to us.
      The loonies sure ain’t all locked up yet.

      • 478
        Well it's a thought says:

        Thought they had already done that to the people we call “employed people”, we know the people who are on “benefits or MP’s/Lords/uncivil servants/ undesirables/illegal immigrants/China/India/Africa” seem to get loads of money from the HMRC but the “employed people” have to give the HMRC loads of money

        • 501
          Robin Peters says:

          Yes, but that’s not what I said. The suggestion was that all the money you earn goes to HMRC first rather than to you, i.e. you never give money to HMRC, they give a little back to you. This is totally insane, of course, when you consider how incompetent HMRC are and how well government-run IT projects work. Can’t remember who put the idea forward, though.

  84. 446
    Yet another dead British soldier who died for nothing says:

    When will it end?

    • 448
      Harriet Harman MP says:

      I sleep well at night thanks.

    • 500
      JadedJean says:

      When Isra’hell stop making the stupid Goy fight their wars for them.

    • 503
      Bliar is a war criminal says:

      Ask Phony B Liar. He got rich off the backs of our de*.d service men & women. He and Labour should NEVER be allowed to forget the fact that Labour led us into an illegal war with lies & deception.

  85. 454
    Fifty Shades of Grey says:

    Off for a predistribution wank.

  86. 468
    grobdj says:

    Predistribution? Pay people more than they are worth to cure our economic problems. What a laugh! Ed Balls no doubt genuinely believes that his expenses claims made a valuable contribution to GDP.

    When employees put more in than they take out, wealth is created.

    End of

  87. 469

    At an auction in Stockport: A pair of Elvis’ underpants, unwashed since the day they were worn, went unsold. Manchester Evening News

    Now: What if they had been Gordon Brown’s?

  88. 475

    David Laws was treated so so unjustly. Dave, who is simply simply marvellous, and also helped me so so much, is to be commended.

    • 476
      Julie Kirkbriddle. says:

      How dare you try to impersonate me when you knew. These comments do not do Dave any good especially when most people agree that Dave is doing such a magnificent job. David Laws will add enormously to the warm glow that Dave sends around the country to inspire us all.

    • 477
      Anonymous says:

      Be careful Julie, you might end up in prison one day. Whatever Dave might do then, it will not do his reputation any good.

    • 479
      Anonymous says:

      You are all of a kind.

    • 480
      Anonymous says:

      Corrupt Tories! There has been NO cleansing either now or earlier.

    • 481
      The Best Legal System In The World says:

      We should never lose sight of the fact that it takes an enormous amount of courage for a Member Of Parliament in the public eye, to fraudulently exploit their expenses allowances. Punishment is not appropriate for such outstanding acts of courage. The law will not recognise it as fraud.

  89. 484
    les Jeux olympiques says:

    Are the Olympics entertainment or religion?

    I find it hard to understand why extinguishing an exothermic chemical reaction is a criminal offence.

    Why do people revere a man made flame?

  90. 485
    Anonymous says:

    All three major parties advocate the redistribution of wealth. MPs are simply using their expenses to bring their salaries up to a decent working wage. This inequality is underlined by the fact that most local government officials earn more than MPs but do not have the same opportunity to enhance their wages through expenses

  91. 486
    How the left are destroying the West in a nutshell says:

    • 494
      I think you will find it's the libertarian right that is destroying the West/America says:

      • 496
        A small point says:

        The libertarian right isn’t in government.

        • 499
          I think you will find it's the libertarian right that is destroying the West/America says:

          The US operates a political system with a choice between two libertarian parties.

          In the recent nominee conferences, why did not either party raise the question of how can the US economy recover when corporations have offshored millions of US middle class jobs, both manufacturing jobs and professional service jobs. For at least a decade, the US economy has been able to create only lowly paid domestic non-tradable (not exportable) service jobs, such as waitresses, bartenders, and hospital orderlies.

  92. 487
    Stalker watch says:

    I think it is becoming increasingly obvious that this site is frequented by a poster who has a grudge against David Laws.

    The Truth will out as will the poster.

  93. 488
    Ed Miliband says:

    The other Ed said Pre-ejaculate was best.

  94. 489
    There is no hope. says:
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    Nice blog right here! Also your site so much up fast! What host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate link to your host? I desire my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

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