September 12th, 2012

Young Tory Chairman Says Time to Get Over 9/11, on 9/11

Gaffe-prone Conservative youth chairman Ben Howlett has put his foot in it once again. Famed for claiming Gerry Adams was a hero, a move that went down well with Lord Tebbit, blundering Ben last night told us all to get over 9/11. On the aniversary of 9/11:

He also claims the death of over 3,000 people had the silver lining of bringing communities together. Yes, to kill each other. 

Video via The Commentator


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Words fail me.


  2. 2
    Guido kosher cock shiner says:

    Murdoch rocks! Scousers can go fuck themselves!


  3. 3
    Guido's charity says:

    Filth in lying scum shocker! In other news bears believed to shit in woods!


  4. 5
    jgm2 says:

    Fucking hell. If some jackass right-on bedwetter had done this then I wouldn’t have been surprised. Is this the future of the T*ry party?

    [Edging towards the exit]


    • 7
      Lord Stansted says:

      I don’t think the Tory party exists anymore. They are all green, eu-loving tossing bastards.


    • 22
      Only in the Graun says:

      Yeah. It’s over, isn’t it?

      Once the sainted Margaret pops her clogs and the left have tired of pissing on her plot then I think the Conservative and Unionist Party can be consigned to the dustbin of history.

      Labour will narrowly win the next GE with a helpful rimming from the LibDems.

      I can’t stand UKIP, so that leaves me somewhat disenfranchised.

      Fuck it!


      • 81
        HM The Queen says:

        It really is time for a “NON OF THE ABOVE” box to be added to ballot papers at the next GE.


        • 140
          Richard says:

          As I posted yesterday, CBC (Continuity Brown Cameron) has to go

          Ben Howlett is the future of the Conservatives

          “He works as a Senior Consultant in a private sector recruitment consultancy, working on behalf of the NHS, which he cares about passionately.”

          ie. left wing parasite


      • 189
        Anonymous says:

        How about the Greens?


  5. 6
    Lord Stansted says:

    Isn’t he just some kid out of school?


  6. 8
    Cllr Paul Wells says:

    Admittedly this shows a degree of poor judgement but remember that Ben Howlett is a young politician putting his neck on the line to represent the Conservative Party and communicate our ideals to voters from a wide diversity of backgrounds. As with his comments on Gerry Adams I personally disagree with Ben but I maintain a level of respect both for the challenging position of CF Chairman and the way which Ben has, on the whole, risen to meet it.


  7. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Isn’t there some sort of psychiatric ward somewhere who has just noticed one of its patients missing?


  8. 10
    Benny NetandYahoo, Psycho. says:

    Guido, be a good mensch and pop round and polish me knob.


  9. 11
    Moussa Koussa says:

    When can we expect an apology from The Witch.

    It was her boot boys, on her orders after all


    • 20
      jgm2 says:

      Fatcher ordered the police to herd in a bunch of Liverpool fans without tickets so that they would crush each other to death?

      Wow. That is a shocking revelation.


      • 31
        SP4BS says:

        Of course, its nothing to do with thatcher, But opening “gate C” was a stupid thing for the police to do. Which the police did indeed decide to do.


        • 50

          Thankth again Moutha! Making it look like ath if therieth of aweful, wandom acthidenth coupled with Polithe thtupidity wath all down to “Fatcher” is a thtroke of geniuth…. on no, thorry, Mithter Balth thays you’re thtill a thtupid arth licking little cu.nt. “Fatcher” wathn’t actually at the match to give thoth orders ath the tragedy unfolded.

          He although thaid to thay that fi he thees you trying to pick food out of the binth at Milwank Tower agin he’th going to kick your cock off.

          Thorry – I wike you perthonally, but what can I do….. (whimpers and blubs a bit….)


        • 108
          AC1 says:

          Jumping over the wall was even stupider.


      • 73
        Sir William Waad says:

        It was principally caused by an insane piece of legislation that required senior football clubs to build cages at their grounds. Once that was done, a major disaster became inevitable, whether by fire, panic or police incompetence. It was merely a question of where and when it would happen. The legislation was supported by all the major parties.


        • 90

          Perfect answer – thank you for some sanity.


          • SP4BS says:

            Its not the only answer: the newspapers did push hard to “cage the animals”. Althought they might have just been trying to sell newspapers with scare stories about horrible people.


          • headmistress says:

            … and that, folks, is when “kettling” came into our wonderful language.


        • 102
          jgm2 says:

          And it was supported by all major parties because football matches at the time were nothing more than an excuse for a pitched battle between certain sections of the crowd.

          I grew up in Birmingham. There wasn’t a year would go by without somebody being killed (murdered) at a Villa-City match.

          If football fans were being treated like animals it was because so many of the fuckers were behaving like animals. Heysel anybody?


    • 38
      Dellers for PM says:

      Die of AIDS.


  10. 12
    annette curton says:

    Does he hold the same opinion on 7/7?.


  11. 13
    Only in the Graun says:

    Oh no. Look out it’s Ben Howler!!

    The YCs have always been c unts.

    You can’t a Conservative until you’re at least 35.

    Little wanabee wankers.


  12. 14
    keredybretsa says:

    Howlett….seems to be great for Howlers. Should have his lips sown up NOW!!!!


    • 53

      I agree – If nothing else it’ll stop him adding to his multiplying chins – he’s got more of them than a Soho telephone directory.

      If this is what he said with no contextual mitigation – what a wanker.


  13. 16
    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL…A grass roots Neo Nut. They ALL seem to be loons at “Tory No Future”


  14. 18
    Dellers for PM says:

    If he’d repeated a Bernard Manning joke about puffs he’d be kicked out of the party and probably in police custody right now. Saying terrorism is not that bad is fine though.


    • 24
      jgm2 says:

      He’s like the worst kind of bedwetter. Empathising in the (heavily edited) piece with some folk who had experienced (I think) racist abuse by slipping in that he’s had similar abuse on account of his sexuality.

      He’s like some Sacha Baron Cohen type who has infiltrated the T*ries just to take the piss.

      It’s like some homage to ‘Borat’ or ‘Bruno’.


    • 143
      Julian Clary says:

      It’s “poofs” darling. “Puff” is what we do when we bum each other!


  15. 19
    Jimmy says:

    Conservative Future is still my favourite oxymoron.


  16. 23
    Fish says:

    Hiilsborough Press Conference and the BBC is straight in there with their questions. The first gets a double whammy in – asking about Thatcher and News International, then another (Newsnight) asks another Thatcher question; Another Beeboid (how many have they got there?) at least asks a medical question.

    And the bastards say they can’t make ends meet.


    • 39
      Moussa Koussa says:

      errrrrrr “””Thatcher and News International”””” clearly involved in the scandalous aftermath to the disaster

      So your point is what exactly.

      Call me Dave’s apology couldn’t come quick enough, minutes after reports disclosed…..He knows that this has repercussions on his party and its past, hence the urgency in his apology….You don’t know much about politics do you Fishy !!!


    • 41
      Rupert Murdoch's foreskin says:

      Oy vey! Bomb Iran Now!


      • 71

        And in all the time that lovely, cuddly wuddly LieBore were in power, with their hands on the levers and the Police to command, they couldn’t do this?

        13 fuc.king years of “errrrrrr “””Thatcher and News International”””” clearly involved in the scandalous aftermath to the disaster”

        Do us all a favour and tell your handler at Milwanker Tower that watching Teletubbies on your own is out of your league, intellectually, you illiterate, ill educated and ill informed twat.


    • 116
      ToonBob... says:

      Did they mention the innocents and peace makers on the Belgrano ? :)


  17. 25
    Abu Qatada says:

    Oy Vey,such a meshuggah is this Moishe Ben Howlett.


  18. 26
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Let’s make the “Soldiers of God” a deal: they stop killing people who “blaspheme” their “Prophet,” and we stop killing them. Put 11 September behind us? Having a laugh, are we?


    • 42
      "Lucky" Larry Silverstein says:

      Oy vey! “Pull the building now – the one with the explosives in it!”


    • 85
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      “Attention, shoppers, special on tin foil hats, aisle 6…”

      The Izzies are always behind everything, right? So why do they let you live? Wouldn’t they be so scared you’re going to blow the lid off their control of the world that they’d arrange for you to have an unfortunate “accident”? (Unless, of course, YOU’RE taking the piss out of all the conspiracy theorists…I applaud your attempt at clever satirical humour, then; it’s offensive in the extreme, but then, hey, comedy is a dirty business, but someone’s got to do it, right?)


    • 165
      Stale Porridge says:

      There was some raghead loon (ex-Taliban or similar) on the box yesterday announcing that they will renounce all violence against the west – so long as the entire western and northern halves of the hemisphere become Muslim. What’s not to like?


      • 176
        YouWhat says:

        That would be if it’s still there after the sane Izzies apply their publicised Samson option and nuke Europe and the rest of the world?


  19. 27
    Roscoe Rules says:

    I know where a lot of our troops currently serving in Afghanistan were on 9/11.
    Fucking primary school.


    • 57
      Only in the Graun says:

      Yup. Hard to grasp that it’s 11 years ago.

      I remember the day. Watching the telly and saying to my missus “the world will only get worse from now on”.


  20. 29
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrrr does this make him a bigot !!!.. I think it does.


  21. 32
    George Galloway says:

    I would like to apologise to our American allies for the murder of their Ambassador in Libya earlier today.


    • 105
      Whippersnapper2 says:

      Yes, surely it’s a clerical error. But that’s what you get when you allow the vermin out….tell that to the Muslim Hussein when he gets back from dancing in the streets.


  22. 36
    OMG says:

    I think he would be more suited to the Lib Dems.

    He doesn’t stand for anything except some bland meaningless twaddle.

    Show him the door Dave…Nick’s door.


  23. 45
    343 FDNY says:

    “Being Gay…” “Put it behind us”

    O AR Missus, naughty boy

    He was on work experience at the time…so we should forgive him…It was a tough day in the warehouse and nobody could find the long weight he was sent to look for.

    It was a trick question!

    You can’t actually put the 2,977 victims behind you as most of them were vaporised or crushed into dust. Even if you could it would be a big pile of dust to move.

    The question should have been:

    As there is nothing left of the majority of the 2,977 victims except the worlds biggest memorial shall we stop looking at it.

    Cupid Stunts…and I include the program makers.


  24. 47
    Terrible But True says:

    He’s probably booked solid from Newsnight to Today to offer his insights into today’s events then, from Ch4 pulling its show to Cairo that ‘bit of a do’ in Libya.

    Lots of community cohesion going on if you look at it the proper way.


  25. 51
    Boris Johnson says:

    I will certainly not apologise for my remarks made in 2004 about Liverpool.

    Never, ever forget that I both an Old Etonian and a Tory.


    • 127

      And we had 13 years failing do what it took a Tory Prime Minister to do in 2 years, even though it put them in a difficult light… go figure?


      • 142
        jgm2 says:

        It’s an odd one alright. As I speculated earlier, perhaps the convention is that you can only get your hands on your own parties inquiries before the 30 years is up. Or, perhaps because you have access to your own parties records then so did the LibDems and Cameron was afraid they’d blow the story.

        Or perhaps he’s publishing this story prior to publishing something far more damaging to the reign of idiocy.

        Or perhaps he’s ‘doing the right thing’. Although that seems unlikely.


  26. 54
    the savant says:

    why are most — not quite all — tories so incompetent at gauging the public mood

    is it genetic ??


    • 60
      Only in the Graun says:

      Um. I think the point of the article was that this idiot fucker DID NOT gauge the ‘public mood’ let alone the mood of the vast majority of Conservatives.

      I suggest you take some reading comprehension classes – or is your disability of a genetic nature?


  27. 55
    hunts a hunt says:

    I think the tories should get over the fact that maggiw will die and some Hunts (not inc myself) will like it!


  28. 58
    Dave says:

    He’s just not Butch enough.


  29. 59
    the savant says:

    is this howlett character the SLIGHTLY better looking version of Chris Moyles half brother ??


  30. 61
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Get over it” was what the Yanks told us when the IRA were dismembering people.


    • 109
      JadedJean says:

      Try saying that to the chosen ones about you-know-what and the only response you’ll get is a foaming at the mouth hissy-fit followed up with accusations of being a “wacist”.

      Maybe it’s something about their genetic/mental make-up?


  31. 62
    Anonymous says:


  32. 69
    Thick as a Planck says:

    What will be The Sun’s Headline tomorrow?


    • 76
      nellnewman says:

      It’s a fair bet to reckon that what it won’t say is Sorry!


    • 101
      It woz Fatcher wot dun it ? says:

      The BBC had 4 reporters asking questions at the Hillsborough Report Panel Press Conference….and all asked the same question in different forms which Norman Smith is banging on about on BBC News Channel as I type and that is what was Margaret Thatcher’s involvement and what did SHE know and where are the papers proving HER culpability and the Tory Government cover up…..I don’t know what she knew or didn’t know at the time but I would suggest that if any Prime Minister visiting a tragedy is according to the report personally briefed by the respective force’s Chief Constable and other Senior Officers/Officials and they are ALL telling her the same story now proven to be at the very least favourable to the S Yorks Police/Ambulance Service etc then how could she not believe what was being told her …but of course the BBC knows better and will strain all their collective sinews to prove her guilt…no doubt Newsnight will continue the theme tonight


      • 122
        ToonBob... says:

        Was there any mention of the drunken fans and those without tickets that triggered the events ?


        • 125
          jgm2 says:

          None. There were no drunken fans who showed up late without tickets. Nope. No drunken Scousers at all. Without tickets. Trying to get in. Nope.

          Everybody was stone cold sober and in possession of a ticket. And on time.

          It was all the police’s fault.


          • Judgment Day says:

            What a sad c’unt you are.


          • SP4BS says:

            Almost as good as Jimmy’s earlier entry for “false dichotomy of the day”.


          • fuck the bbc says:

            Despicable pieces of shit trying to make a political point out of all this. Police panicked when dealing with a dangerous situation outside failed to react to unfolding disaster and tried to cover it up. That is correct and has been widely accepted. However there is no context in any of this. Less than 4 years before these tragic events fans of this football club had materially contributed to the death of 39 Italians – something that is forgotten and I suspect played a large part in the minds of those who failed to comprehend what was happening around them.I suspect those in charge have had their own sentence for the last 23 years knowing they fucked up – no consolation to those who lost loved ones


        • 136
          Judgment Day says:

          Fuck off, Filth.


  33. 74
    I have an idea says:

    He and Salma Yaqoob should get together and jump off a cliff.


  34. 83
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    beware the jabberwock and shun the frumious bandersnatch


  35. 87
    This is why Rushdie is a great man says:


  36. 89
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    is it something in the educational system that is producing all these gays ?


  37. 93
    Michael Moore says:

    It’s lucky young Ben didn’t mention 9/11 being an inside job!

    Just what did bring down WTC building #7 down at freefall speed?

    Next he’ll be denying the Holohoax!


    • 97
      Sir B i l l y Dickwaad says:

      Anti-semite! Arrest him!!! Oy vey! He’s exposing our scams!


    • 107
      jgm2 says:

      ust what did bring down WTC building #7 down at freefall speed?

      Gravity. If it fell any slower than freefall or floated away that would take some explaining


      • 117
        SP4BS says:

        Most things, especially buildings, do fall slower than freefall.
        Because there are forces acting upwards to slow down the fall.

        However, the forces that hold up a building are a lot lot less than the forces exerted by a falling concrete floor, so unless you attatched one of those ticker timers from school physics, you probably wouldn’t be able to measure the difference between “free fall” and “just a bit less than free fall”.

        I have a feeling we’re heading for the post graveyard here though.


      • 118
        AC1 says:

        The more elaborate, unlikely and crazy the theory, the more conspirarazoids like it.


        • 184
          EffOff says:

          Indeed. That’s why fake conspiracies are started, to discredit those who spotted the obvious conspiracy (Like the Govt.knew it was going to happen and made sure it did).


      • 119
        A Butch Demolition Expert says:

        A building cannot collapse at freefall speed unless all of the main supporting columns on all floors are simultaneous removed (i.e. removed by coordinated explosive charges).

        A steel framed tower block has never ever collapsed due only to fire prior to 911 or since.


        • 123
          Cocksucker, Blackmailed Israel-Firster Nick says:

          Ant-semite Bigot!


        • 126
          Thick as a Planck says:

          With a brain and Civil Engineering knowledge like that. stay away from the blue touch paper. This has been modeled a number of times and given the extreme heat and the weight of the floors above , the building collapses exactly as it did.


          • Barry Singleton says:

            Building 7 was not hit by a plane. There were only a few relatively minor fires on one or two floors and yet the building collapsed at free fall speed.

            Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization that has grown to include 1,700 experts have signed a petition to Congress strongly querying the collapse of the building being caused by any other than demolition explosives on 9/11.


        • 128
          jgm2 says:

          ‘Only to fire’?

          Wasn’t there a plane full of aviation fuel involved as well?


          • SP4BS says:

            No. Only “small” bits of the plane hit it. Enough to be a “bloody mess” if it happend in other circumstances.

            Note that no large burning building has ever been without sprinkler system, and is allowed to burn without any attempts to put the fires out. I have no explanation as to why the fire services didn’t bother putting it out, must have been lizards.


          • jgm2 says:

            I have no explanation as to why the fire services didn’t bother putting it out,

            Probably had something to do with them all being buried under 110 floors of masonry.


          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

            there’s loads of arguments on the interweb to convince anybody that 9/11 was an inside job, especially conclusive is destruction of WTC7.


  38. 98
    Subeditor says:

    Should the headline not have been “Harry still doesn’t like Ben.”

    If we don’t put 9/11 behind us, the US may still feel the need to invade random countries and as Ben clearly explains, communities will struggle to get along. That’s really not the same as forgetting it which, as one who cowered in a basement in the USA while it was afoot, I never shall.

    Let’s not undermine this site’s credibility with faux outcries to further personal vendettas.


  39. 103
    Jimmy says:

    We like Ben.


    • 121
      Hard working family says:

      Why did Thatcher get elected 3 times? Because she was a conviction politician.

      Why did Blair get elected 3 times? Because he acted like he was a conviction politician

      Why won’t Cameron be elected 3 times? Because he’s neither


  40. 111
    Lord Tebbit of Semtex says:

    Hang him!


  41. 151
    Trouble on the Estate says:

    This excerpt from last night’s Panorama sums up the benefits culture and anti-social behaviour in the shitholes of the UK.

    This mum says she’s got better things to do than look for a job.


    • 153
      jgm2 says:

      Talk about giving somebody enough rope…

      It’s time the T*ry program makers ‘outed’ a lot more bedwetter fodder like this.

      When the bedwetters are there in parliament swooning about folk who ‘struggle to get a job’ or kids that ‘don’t do well in school’ and lets spend some more money to ‘fix’ it. These are the fuckers they’re talking about. These are the fuckers we’re supposed to be feeling sorry for.


    • 156
      joescotus says:

      set her on fire then beat the flames out with a golf club


      • 162
        The Yorkshire Ripper says:



        • 168
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

          It’s like listening to MP’s defending their perks and expenses. To have no shame is applicable to classes of society. Oh sorry, there’s no such thing as society.


    • 173
      Mr Natural says:

      So Doreen’s Story was genuine after all.


  42. 152
    Geoffrey H. Hindsmath (Major) British forces (ret) says:

    If the future of the Tory party lies in the hands of TW*TS like this then there is no hope! Except maybe just in the hands of UKIP! Oh, and of course the Millitwit party!! Vote Tory to elect more out of touch, diplomatically inept, elitist twats! The next Tory campaign slogan I wonder?


  43. 155
    Disco Biscuit says:

    “He also claims the death of over 3,000 people had the silver lining of bringing communities together.”
    It also made available prime real estate for redevelopment. I’m surprised he didn’t also mention this…


  44. 167
    Angry #41 says:

    Drop the little shit out of a plane at high altitude – over the sea somewhere will do nicely.


  45. 171
    Simon Lewis says:

    Typical Tory prat


Seen Elsewhere

Mirror’s ‘UKIP Goggles’ App Backfires | Press Gazette
Woolas Agent Standing for UKIP | MEN
Compassionate Left in Action | Mark Wallace
Sainsbury’s Distance Themselves From Sick Cam Tweeter | Speccie
Elites Pay Price for Killing Grammar Schools | Jago Pearson
Thornberry Makes Burnham Leadership Favourite | Matthew Norman
Guido’s Column | Sun
BBC Still Ignoring Savile Evidence | Telegraph
Politicians Brought Down by Twitter | CityAm
Ed the Biggest Loser in Rochester | Trevor Kavanagh
A Just Way to Manage Migration | Mats Persson

Find out more about PLMR AD-MS

Boris on his fellow Islingtonista Emily Thornberry:

“It was an entirely run-of-the-mill English townscape, with some straightforward words to go with it. There was no obvious insult, no abuse, no overt sneering. She might have got away with it entirely, had some alert blogger not spotted it. He instantly detected the coded message that Emily Thornberry was sending to all her right-on, bien-pensant, Labour-luvvie friends in Islington, or wherever else it is that they follow her on Twitter.”

Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.

Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:


AddThis Feed Button

Guido Reads

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,604 other followers