September 27th, 2012

Sun Roasts Guardian Poll Tax

This week’s commentariat death match is brought to you courtesy of old enemies. In the money-making redtop corner we have the Sun, in the loss-making blue corner we have the Guardian. Following David Leigh’s crazy poll tax proposal earlier this week, the Sun‘s editorial today took no prisoners:

“Those deluded and arrogant hand-wringers at The Guardian have come up with a bonkers scheme to impose a tax on broadband users to fund money-haemorrhaging publications like their own. We have a more sensible proposal. Why not simply put together a product that excites and engages the British public.”



  1. 1
    Nonjob says:

    What a great day it will be, when that sanctimonious waste of wood-pulp, the Grauniad, goes under.

  2. 2
    Close the door behind you Polly says:

    I’m sure every failing business would just love to tax other people to pay for them.

    Luckily this is bonkers. It also shows how desperate The Guardian are getting.

  3. 3
    RIP says:

    I will miss them. Instead of ‘Guardian readers’ we will have to think of some other epithet for smug muddleheaded people who think they know everything but haven’t an ounce of common sense.

  4. 4
    Pat Condell for PM says:

  5. 5
    George says:

    If it was not for the BBC and Sky news the Guardian and the Indepenent (anything but independent) would have been dead and buried ;years ago.

    Instead these TV channels give far too much credence to the comments of these two dying newspapers,inevitably on both channels the first newspapers quoted are the Guardian and the Independent. We are also subjecte4d to the ridiculous oponions of Polly Toynbee.

    Let dying newspapers die.

  6. 6
    CCHQ says:

    We have put together a product that excites and engages the British public……………………….DAVID CAMERON !!!

  7. 7
    Tom Tomos says:

    Well, they’re both full of tits.

  8. 8
    Rodger The Lodger says:

    I call them libdems

  9. 9
    Mrs Farage says:

    this guy is so angry its funny.

    he’s better than my Nige but he’s not a millionaire who can trough me 30k so I can forget his indiscretions

  10. 10
    Pollytwaddle says:

    What do you mean “ridiculous comments”?

    The only thing that that’s ridiculous are vicious Tory cuts ™

  11. 11
    Dr A.M.Bewie says:

    The Grauniad should be in the red corner, nicht war?

  12. 12
    Vince says:

    Good point, well made.

  13. 13
    Ibsen says:

    What’s wrong with Scandi’s?

  14. 14
    lastofthesummervintage says:

    i wish the guardian was printed on a much more softer paper,as i find it can chaff the cheek bottoms a bit

  15. 15
    My Guardian is an arsehole says:

    Quite right.

  16. 16
    Ordinary Joe says:

    Generalise much?

  17. 17
    fitzfitz says:

    Its a tax on broadband ! Its cultural. Its marxist . Its cultural marxist . Expect more of this from the NYT/BBC nexus .

  18. 18
    Red Army faction says:

    Don’t mention the war, night wahr!

  19. 19
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Thanks for the reminder – I’ve just realised why i’ve got NAIDRAUG printed across my arse.

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