October 28th, 2012

Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

In the column this week:

  • Find out how Andrew Marr judges a successful week.
  • Balls loses the argument and changes his tune.
  • They pretend otherwise but we have proof the Tories are worried about UKIP.
  • Pompey Penny’s whip-round.
  • Chris Bryant is out of touch with Labour voters.

Just 90p in newsagents…


  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    i am a cretin


    • 6
    • 8
      Anonymous says:

      who is not a paedo? blairites? thatcherite’s? royalists? IRA? the roman catholic church.
      the list is end.less of
      those who are not.
      in a material.


    • 22
      V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

      Yes but you’re a wealthy cretin just like Ed Multimillionaireband.


    • 215
      Rat's arse says:

      Agree entirely Gordon, and a dangerous cretin at that.


    • 227
      tt says:

      Cost of the high profit games boosting bookmakers’ profits

      Betting shops are to open at 8.30am for the first time on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day at all major chain
      By Sarah Bridge

      He hardly gambled until he was 38, apart from an occasional £2 flutter on the horses.
      But a lunchtime trip to the local bookmaker changed his life. David put £10 into a roulette machine and won £100.

      David (not his real name), now 44, said: ‘I left that shop high as a kite.’

      Thrilled with his easy winnings on the controversial fixed-odds machine, he returned later – and lost his £100 winnings, plus £200.

      David has decided to reveal the horror of his addiction to the controversial machines as bookies gear up for bumper profits from fixed-odds terminals this Christmas.

      Betting shops are to open at 8.30am for the first time on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day at all major chains, even though live racing does not start until the afternoon.

      Instead, punters will be enticed in by roulette and slot machine games, plus virtual horse and dog racing.

      This is despite increasing protests over the fixed-odds machines, which have been described as the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling, able to hook punters such as David.

      He went back every day for the next three years. Sometimes he won, netting £1,700 for a few hours’ play, and once walking out with £5,000. But the winnings would not make up what he had already lost.
      ‘I was always chasing my losses and it just spiralled out of control,’ he said. ‘I knew I was in trouble but it just took over my life.’

      Almost from the start, David was gambling with the takings from his small construction business. He lost his house and his wife and two daughters.
      Desperate, he borrowed from money lenders and was beaten up when he couldn’t meet the sky-high interest payments.

      He stole to pay back the loans, was caught and got a criminal record. He even turned to dealing drugs to try to make some money. In all, he reckons he lost more than £250,000.

      ‘If you had said five years ago that I would be telling you about all the things I have done, I wouldn’t have believed you,’ said David. ‘I’m just a normal, run-of-the-mill bloke.’

      The final straw came one Saturday afternoon. He walked out of the bookmakers having lost £1,000.

      ‘I felt so low, I just had nothing left.’ That was two months ago and he hasn’t been to a bookies since. ‘The first two weeks not gambling were horrific,’ he said, ‘but every time I wanted to gamble I would distract myself, think of something else and just use all the willpower I had.’

      David now lives with his parents, never carries cash and has handed his debit card to his mum.

      He is fighting to save his business and wants his story to be told so others realise the harm these machines can do.

      ‘They should be banned,’ he said firmly. ‘You can win so much money so quickly, but you can lose it all, too, and much more. It’s not like casinos, it’s just so easy to walk into a bookmaker – there are four round the corner from where I live.

      ‘If politicians haven’t the guts to ban them altogether, they should have just one in each shop with a time limit. Otherwise you’ll have many more people like me.



    • 343
      its all explained here... says:


  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Ok, looks interesting this week, will part with 90 English pence for it.


    • 77
      Anonymous says:

      I will not but thing about the Maggie minister, if correct, would be explosive, especially if he/she/it is still alive


      • 162
        Anonymous says:

        why is it when we sully another’s mind…it is called washing the brain.
        to wash is to clean.
        brain.washing cleans the mind, or actually the opposite. we have been played.


      • 278
        Ruma Mungah says:

        I find that searching under “max farquar” “freedom of the press” helps.


  3. 3
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Off to Asda shortly; will part with some coppers for the Observer. The thought of contributing to a pornographer’s coffers by buying the Star is nearly as bad as telling S@vile jokes.


    • 5
      Dick the Prick says:

      When Savile was cremated his ashes were popped into an etchascetch so kiddies could twiddle his knob – ya prurient ejeet.


    • 10
      Anonymous says:

      let’s not be high.n.mighty.
      learn to co.exist,
      be stoic. eat, pray, love.


      • 15
        Comrade Moussa Koussa pet meerkat = enemy of the people says:


        Are you an intellectual dwarf? Religion is more poisonous than politics and has killed far more too.


        • 26
          Ernestine Tentions says:

          I think that you might have a bit of an argument about that. But then, politics pretty much always infects religion and vice versa.


          • Anonymous says:

            Can you remember the raven (represents the Russian Orthodox Church) in Animal Farm, when the animals overthrew Jones, the raven disappeared but when the pigs rose above the animals, so that the animals could not tell the difference between the pigs and the farmers, the raven suddenly reappeared.


          • Quiet Bat Person says:



          • Spode says:

            Did you know that Edgar Allan married his 13-year-old cousin?

            How’s about that, then?


        • 28
          Anonymous says:

          ah yes.
          the passion of fierce emotion.
          organised religion is like any other organisation but with more inherent danger. There i agree. when freedom go unscrutinised…the queen for instance is the person that the prime politician reports to. confesses too.


    • 12
      Comrade Moussa Koussa pet meerkat = enemy of the people says:

      Asda, the UK arm of the hated exploiters Walmart? The Observer? Supporters of child labour sweat shops? And you rail against soft porn? Your priorities are seriously f*kked up MKpm, you need serious re-education comrade.


      • 20
        Dick the Prick says:

        To be fair, Will Hutton in the Observer is pure comedy gold and God alone knows what Katherine Bennett (John Humphries’ lefty bint) is on but it ain’t tea, Vicar.


      • 42
        Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

        Can’t all afford to shop at John Lewis / Waitrose / Debenhams you know.


        • 51
          Anonymous says:

          Most parts of the tree are toxic, except the bright red aril surrounding the seed, enabling ingestion and dispersal by birds.

          This is the description of Operation YewTree.
          Headed by the police. into Savile.


          • Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

            I’ll have some of what you’re sniffing.


          • Anonymous says:

            when you express scorn, perhaps you feel that life is demanding and that your god is indifferent.
            It does not have to be like that.
            does it?

            when you express desire…

            you can shift gear and just accept. The new chinese leader to be apparently showed great stoicism. His god has showed him great mercy.


      • 152
        smoggie says:

        Another fun filled Sunday for Moosey.


    • 27
      Anon says:

      The Beeb will appreciate your support for one of its house newspapers

      as well as your continued contributions to all the B*B*C has to offer,

      as it caters for all types of depr*avity without challenge & has done for

      the last 40+ years !!!


  4. 4
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Is the Star’s front page just regurgitating the rumours about Kenny or have they found another fiddie kidler in Thatcher’s coterie? Let’s get the woman on oath. And no Margaret Moran defence either.


    • 7
      Aunty Matter says:

      Sure, once all the fuckers at the BBC and Nu Labia like Harman have told the truth


      • 13
        Anonymous says:

        everyone tells an element of the truth. an overall truth comes from all this. we need to build. and hence co.exist. everyone makes a contribution.

        question is, low grade truth.
        or something else.
        it’s called class. we can be classy.


      • 229
        Paul Connew says:

        Harman was in the same party as Tom Driberg?

        Did fat Piers know?


    • 11
      B leever says:

      Maggie,Maggie,Maggie. Court,Court,Court.


      • 17
        socialist imbecile says:

        Quite right, let’s get Fatcher in court, let’s torture the old senile cow. After all she shut all the mines down didn’t she? Luckily after her we got thirteen years of Labour and they re-opened them all, right?


        • 30
          Anonymous says:

          They have the nerve to call the conservatives the “nasty” party !


        • 32
          Anonymous says:

          We got 13 years of NuLab traitors.

          Rest easy, after regime change the arrests, torture, and executions for treason will not be confined to that evil, senile old bitch.


          • Archer Karcher says:

            There you go, socialism at it’s ‘finest’. Arrests, torture, executions and no doubt re-education camps and gulags for the non-believers. Socialist really are demented psychopaths.


        • 47
          What a plonker. says:

          It was Scargill who helped to shut down most of the mines.


    • 14
      Fluffy Thoughts says:

      Hows’about young Tom Driberg and Harold Wilson. Gives a new meaning to youthful face-cream dunnit….


    • 18
      Tsunami Watch says:

      “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.”


    • 21
      LibLabCon noncers says:

      You party tribalists might want to throw mud at each other, but to normal people it just confirms how utter sh1te all your parties are. Your parties have hopelessly compromised this country. No wonder it appears we are no longer a sovereign nation any more.


      • 34
        so true says:

        and none of these liblabcon wankers yet understand that the country is falling to pieces because of them far less do they have any conception of what that means wwill be happening to them – it’ll make great TV though, especially in colour


      • 39
        Anonymous says:

        we can take the country back. we can make it different. but you have to want it. and then your friend have to want it and then. the rest is well, actually, history or of hsitorical interest. A bit like that’s how things used to be.


        • 137
          ÁC1 says:

          People don’t want the country back, they’ve been told not to care in school, and to enjoy X-Factor and their OPM addiction.


          • Anonymous says:

            ppl have been told loads, direct and indirect. head.on and subtly.
            free will exists, ppl do what they wish.
            who are we to judge,


  5. 23
    Aunty Matter says:

    Fuck me Esther Rantzen and bummer Bradshaw on TV again praising the BBC. I haven’t seen ONE person on TV actually giving the BBC a kicking.

    Just shows the fear that the BBC manages to cast across the media. Fuck with the BBC and you won’t get another job.

    I often wonder who did murder Dr David Kelly.


    • 255
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Let me have a guess – Michael Dugher?


      • 269
        Blowing Whistles says:

        If the named individual has a problem then he should seek legal advice and if not guilty he should issue a writ for scurrilous libel, defamation and slander. The individual and those who know him / of him [Politicals frequent this site] must report this to him – they are under a duty to do so and any failure to do so can be taken as an inference that they are a party [co-conspirator] to conspiring to conceal evidence of a murder.

        n.b. There are 12 key senior newspaper journalists – who are already guilty for their silence in this matter – Gilligan included. [10th December 2003, Covent Garden, London]

        Norman Baker is a train crash dummy.


  6. 24
    Anon Anon etc says:

    Now brighten up your day with british humour , which may not be PC correct

    but is bloody funny & sums up what’s happened in Bli*ar Brown & Cam*eron




    • 182
      Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

      Immigration is a good thing and the Liberal democrat party have a policy of unrestricted immigration and I certainly have been playing my part. Here in Portsmouth we have taken more than a quarter of all asylum seekers allocated to the south east, proportionately more than any city in the UK:


      Why you ask? Well there are a number of reasons. My boys have to build blocks of flats for them as they are not supposed to be housed in social housing. The Government pays the rents via the Council and the Council gets paid for it, my boys launder their ill gotten gains through this development, make millions and donate to the Liberal Democrat Party and me and my cohorts in thanks. Finally, all these immigrants vote for me in gratitude, so let us keep bringing them in, giving them furnished properties, BMWs, smartphones etc. After all it’s good for me. Boaz.


  7. 29
    bunga says:

    Patten states he was proud when he joined the BBC “praised for its values”

    I am a fat bastard in the west midlands, who eats whatever is reduced at the Co-Op, always looking out what is new from Ginsters

    i am probably as from the metropolitan ideal as you can get, but even I knew in my comprehensive educated brain that the BBC are filth.

    The BBC are filth because they lie about virtually everything they report on or commission


  8. 35
    Have you seen the price of yoghurt lately ? says:

    The Co-op – that’s where you’re going wrong. If food is reduced there it just might be have come down to the price that you would pay anywhere else.
    Besides, why do you choose to fund Liebor via the back door ?


    • 37
      Have you seen the price of yoghurt lately ? says:

      (Aimed at 27 – missed.)


    • 56
      Anonymous says:

      Its not the back door. The Co-Op party is the up-front creature of the purchasing power of a banking and retail conglomerate. People complain about cash for questions and let the Co-op exist? We wouldn’t tolerate a ‘Virgin Media Party’ or a ‘Barclay’s bank Party’, so why the hell do we put up with the -Co-operative Party? The whole fetid gang should be slung out of Parliament and put on trial for corruption.


    • 95
      Backwoodsman says:

      co-op = bunch of anti-hunting nonces, selling the worst quality food you can possibly buy.


      • 109
        Universal Hiss says:

        My local Co-Op is frequented by the poorest in the area but it’s the most expensive.

        Go figure.


        • 178
          Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

          They’d miss Jeremy Kyle if they had to walk/get on a bus to Asda?


        • 217
          ÁC1 says:

          Convenience food for the lazy.


        • 256
          Anonymous says:

          I used to work for the Co-op, they are about as ethical as any other part of the socialist cabal. They would get a smaller supplier to run round getting a quote together for equipment and then they would hand the quote to the main supplier who would just undercut the small company’s price by about 10%. Saved work on the Co-op’s part. Kept the main supplier “sweet” which meant the freebies flowed back to the bosses. The board were kept happy because two suppliers had been contacted. Simples.


    • 121

      Everything about Labour goes in by the back door.


  9. 40
    Sid Snot says:

    I reed the star evry day


    • 45

      Thоugh thе Dаіly Stаr оn Sundаy mаy bе оf ruddy tоp
      Thаt shоuld nоt lеt thаt fооl yоu іt іs а sоcіаlіstіc sоp
      But іf yоur tаstеs аrе sеrіоus, аs mіnе sоmеtіmеs аrе а bіt,
      Yоu wаnt mоrе mеntаl stіmulаtіоn thаn а plаstіcаtеd tіt
      Аnd аs yоu scоur thе pаgеs fоr thе flоw оf mаrkеt* trеnds
      (*Аnd І nеаrly trіppеd thе brutе thаt wоuld gіvе my pоst thе bеnds)
      Yоu rеаlіsе, оf thіs оrgаn, whіlst gеttіng rаthеr hоt:
      Іn truth Dіе Frаnkfurtеr Аllgеmеіnе Zеіtung, іt іs nоt.


  10. 41
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Holly, 23, of Hove is rather good, too:



  11. 43
    A morning cloud in Jersey says:

    Sailor Ted’s stately home is to close, due to lack of interest.

    Comments make interesting reading.


  12. 58
    Sand Shore timing is Barry's Big Headache. says:

    Full moon= Spring tides.
    Hurricane Sandy = Storm surge and Inland Fooding.

    If Sandy goes inland South of New York just before High water the New York subway will flood.

    It’s all a matter of timing.


    • 81
      Ted heath child rapist says:

      I call that a result


    • 88
      Wanna Bet? says:

      Late October is the time of year for Wall St crashes. When the NYC subways flood, it occurs in Lower Manhattan, right where Wall St is located. If Wall St crashes this week, will the usual gang of Lefties blame it on the storm knocking out the subways, and say it was all caused by greedy capitalists and global warming? The usual correlation-is-causation tenuous logic at work? They’ll think they’re getting a “two-fer” here!


    • 262
      Another Engineer says:

      New York’s flood defence height is 5ft above sea level.
      The National Hurricane Center’s prediction for the storm surge from ex-Sandy at New York Harbour is currently 6-11ft.

      This isn’t going to be pretty.

      I hope they’ve got some big pumps.


      • 285
        Spode says:

        Let us hope the computer’s predictions of Sandy’s track are about as accurate as the Met Office forecasts. E’en so, ’twill be a big blow, cap’n.


  13. 60
    Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday says:

    “Hello Mr Roberts”, the police officer said to me, “It’s just a quick call to let you know that we’ve arrested a 70’s Glam Rock legend in connection with the statement you made about Jimmy Savile.”

    “What the dog and duck did you do that for me old china?” I replied, “All I said was that he took me up the Gary Glitter”.


  14. 62

    Harriet Harman demands media regulation.

    What a good idea! It could be run by the BBC.


  15. 64
    Jimmy says:

    Is the Thatcher Paedo front page a new story or one of the ones we already know?


  16. 65
    Boy George says:

    Man attempts to land helicopter in crowd of intoxicated teens at rave… http://drudge.tw/PA3Yxz


  17. 67
    bonga says:

    What is all this about Co Op Labour?

    I am off to Waitrose


  18. 68
    Sir Peter Morrison - best mates with Thatcher says:

    We, in the Con Party, are a bunch of psycho nonces.

    – – – Sent from my iPhone beyond the grave – – -


  19. 71
    Ted heath child rapist says:

    Even I wouldnt have Richarad Desmond around to dinner

    MAO? Yes !


  20. 74
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    just been watching the indian grand prix…………

    im sure i saw an off licence on one of the corners


    • 78
      Ted heath child rapist says:

      You have been away far too long
      its now Sri Lankans , easy to spot they have rounded noses and darker than a n(&%rs ar%sehole


    • 80

      ♪♫ You’ve either got or you haven’t got style ♪♫


      • 90
        Ted heath child rapist says:

        At least some are Christians
        unlike the elephant worshippers or kiddie fiddler followers

        If I ran the UK border Agency I would have a colour chart at check out
        If you dont match a certain shade you dont get in
        I have shares in a sunblock manufacturer


        • 93
          ??? says:

          See todays Mail, seems that W illiam H ague may have known about P eter M orrisons sordid activities at Welsh childrens homes, and turned a blind eye.


          • CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

            what activities? He may have visited a couple of times. Perhaps up to no good but without witnesses you haven’t got anything except insinuation. Especially as he was already dead so couldn’t be questioned without a damn seance. This story is a re-hash of crap that has been in the public domain for years, conveniently, to deflect people from the BBC crisis. All of the London media will be dragged in as the papers should be asked why the hell they never did an expose of what Savile and many other Beeboids were doing, even though it was common knowledge in London media circles.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            To Coab – So let’s suppose that not one senior national newspaper journalist is guilty of child abuse either! Hmm that’s a pretty big ask innit?

            The cover ups, cross all boundaries and frontiers – we’re having part 1 at present the slebs – the icing on the cake is going to be the politicians, the police, the judiciary and the City types – basically the Great and the not so Good – who practice the opposite of what they preach. Oh and then there’s Tatchel and his miltiant political mafia boys.


          • Anonymous says:

            our hidden elite likes to hide. their choice.
            but we have seen what the world of beeb has been like.
            top end, the monarchy runs on state benefits. layer below pay little or no tax. why such phenomenal generosity? at the very least, show such generosity to yourselves.


  21. 79
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Best piece yet re Savile & BBC (via Andrew O’Hagan for LRB) http://tinyurl.com/9a36b33


    • 84

      Young man, this is a devilish contraption. You can’t deceive it – so don’t try.


      • 96
        ÁC1 says:

        Sockpuppetting seems to be a form of Capital punishment.


        • 99

          There was some splendid insight afforded in the late Viv Stanshall’s answerphone message which said If you’re going to say anything filthy, please speak clearly.

          In my case, I wish they would punctuate and capitalise where appropriate and use correct grammar and syntax if they are going to purport to be me.


          • Universal Hiss says:

            I can tell this is you as your name is in grey on my screen. The imposters are black.

            Is it because I’ve clicked on your name in the past?

            I’m a computer idiot so I don’t know about these things.


          • Universal Hiss says:

            Forgot to say Sir Henry At Rawlinson’s End is still one of the funniest,maddest films ever made.


          • There are two colours for highlighting those with their own sites. The blue is where you have not clicked before and the grey is where you have.

            Someone else has posted as me below as they put my site name in. It is pretty pathetic as they can’t then manage to sound like me.

            I only had a site under extreme reluctance as our host once insisted on it for a while, around the last general election.

            BTW I’m a computer idiot too!


          • ÁC1 says:

            Ignorance of IT should be an opportunity to learn.

            OTOH I’ve got a degree in computing maths, started programming when I was 11, run my own computing business, and I’m STILL learning.


          • Quite right about your OTOH, AC1.

            Slightly amended:

            1. A good teacher inspires.

            2. The effect on a child is that he/she is motivated to learn more.

            3. As Wittgenstein said, you need a ladder to get there but when you have you can throw it away. (We don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time we want to use one.)

            4. After that, and with a solid grounding, the maturer individual can question and even reject what he/she has been taught.

            5. His/her experience may be improved/downgraded by such departure from the norm (Darwinism).

            6. Sometimes, one can vary from normative positions and be right but you can still be rejected by your environment (Galileo).

            7. What is regarded as right today is so often regarded as wrong tomorrow. That will probably be reversed in the future – more than once.

            8. Anyone who thinks they have arrived on the academic bus has a rude shock awaiting them. They have only just begun. One must learn every day of your life. The only excuse is death and then it has to be your own.

            9. If I carry on like this there will be a thousand points and I will run out of space. But people might get the picture by now.


          • Trahison des Clercs says:

            Viv Stanshall R.I.P. Sadly missed.


          • Your Friendly Neighbourhood Waggish Quotations Service says:

            To SC @ 2:19 pm: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore’s attractive social butterfly daughter and first cousin of the (shall we say) more austere (in looks and temperament) Eleanor, was known to tell her guests (or fellow partygoers), “If you have nothing nice to say about anybody, be sure to sit by me!” She would probably run a blog today, as does a certain portly gentleman with white-streaked dark hair who adheres to the same principle.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            To SC – I will keep it brief “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” and for those in the highest positions of office – MP Lawyer types (Across the HoC) and their bretheren above their guilt is further compounded – because at the “very least” they of all people ‘ought to know the laws’.

            Problem is that them festering legals – run a ‘closed shop’ and do they not like it [Not a lot] when they are challenged?


    • 117
      jimmy the door... says:

      good article…reveals only the beginning of the scale no doubt


    • 133
      ÁC1 says:


      The BBC manages to purge nearly all non-left-wingers but keeps paedophiles…


      • 261
        Anonymous says:

        are all the trusts packed with Brown appointees?
        was Gordon Brown busy planting an infratstructure that supports kiddie fiddlers.


    • 134
      ÁC1 says:


      The BBC manages to purge nearly all non-left-wingers but keeps p43dophiles…


  22. 91
    questions and answers says:

    So, is it true, as The Mail on Sunday seems to be hinting, that alleged closet-gayboy, Willie Hague knew all about Peter Morrison MPs paedo abuse of kids in care homes, and did sod all about it?

    Is there a paedo ring operating at the top level of the Tory party?


    • 340
      Apache. says:

      Well you certainly will not get a fair answer to that question here.BSKYB murdochians are just saddoes ,obsessed with attacking the bbc.


    • 362
      Blowing Whistles says:

      The answer to the question about the Tory party is – YES. But there equal numbers in the other party’s too. Thus – They’re all in it [to conceal] together.


  23. 103
    Get a Grip says:

    Let me get this straight. A Tory used to have sex with 16 year old boys. Later, Parliament decided that having gay sex with 16 year old boys was perfectly ok.
    So now this same Tory is to be vilified for doing something now legal which was then illegal.
    My question is therefore, are prominent gay people who had gay sex with anyone before legalisation in 1967 (or 1980 in the People’s Republic of Scotland) going to be similarly vilified?
    Top Watson, I think we should be told.
    There are dreadful cynical people who seem to think that Watson’s question was meant to deflect attention away from the behaviour and culture of those twin Socialist Shibboleths, the NHS and BBC.


  24. 106
  25. 110
    what about his gang? says:

    I see that Gary Glitter has once again been thrown to the lions, in the hope no doubt that it will deflect attention from those who really matter.


    • 114
      Jimmy Glitter says:

      I’m a paedo, a paedo, a paedo of the pack I am.


    • 124
      want to be in my gang bang ? says:

      predictably the first call for plod…easy pickings…the other 11 are the interesting bit


    • 144
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Welcome to Pop of Their Tops.

      When are the surviving production team going to be hauled in for turning a blind eye to the activities of Savile and Gadd?

      BBC still trying hard to pretend that nothing untoward ever took place on their premises, which involved under 16s and BBC staff.


      • 198
        Anonymous says:

        I trust that Paul Gadd is not going to be the fallguy/scapegoat to cover up the paedo activities of the BBC hierarchy. He is an odious man but he is not alone in this- hope Patten will show no quarter to others who may be implicated.


        • 265
          Anonymous says:

          patten will throw everyone at the Beeb at the wolves.
          who is he protecting. who does he depend on for his privileges.


      • 220
        despicable beeb says:

        They really are the top of the pits.


  26. 120
    Get a Grip says:

    Schrodinger’s Cat, are you simultaneously real and not real?
    Sorry, sometimes I just can’t help myself.


    • 126
      nommedaploom says:

      grip harder….when the top gets bright red whack it with the mallet..really hard…wait for reaction…if muted hit it again


  27. 136
    Meanwhile in Grauniadland says:

    A free press is not very popular with Grauniad website visitors. In their online poll, as of 2.56 pm, 83% (and rising) want statutory regulation, and only 17% want a free press.



    • 140
      ÁC1 says:

      The left has always been the parent of fascism.


      • 266
        Anonymous says:

        no need to be authoritarian when you have all the privileges. just ask the Queen. Do we need to know why Prince Charles has been using his privileges to bother our politicians.
        He is a bother.


    • 205
      Universal Hiss says:

      Why am I not surprised but they only want regulation of other peoples views.That’s anyone who is not a metrosocialist. Wankers all.

      Its Cifers are very entertaining though.

      I still can’t figure out how quite intelligent people still have any regard for socialism.

      Is it some sort of yet to be discovered mental illness?


      • 239
        ÁC1 says:

        Leftism = “Narcissistic personality disorder”


        • 270
          Anonymous says:

          why not say that the Queen is narcissistic. Is there anything in this country that is not about her. Her majesty’s government, Her majesty’s prison service, Her majesty’s ….

          our brains have not been washed they have been sullied.
          by rubbish.
          but then…it is our rubbish. so no worries.


    • 214
      Blowing Whistles says:

      It is the ordinary public (The not high profile as Rowan Atkinson mused last week) who need protecting from the excesses of bent journalists pumping for salacious stories to feed their proprietors’ [Media Mongrels] greed. And not forgetting the legal whores who the Media Mongrels use as their ‘attack dogs’ also.


  28. 141
    Wanna be in Glitter's (prison) gang? says:

    So we’ve had the first celeb arrest. Who’s next?! Grab the popcorn, nachos and dips


    • 199
      Who the fuck is going to rid us of these predatory paeds? says:

      First celeb?, sorry that passed me by. You cant be refering to Glitter Boy? My question would be ‘how is a convicted bankrupt nonce, living in central London. If plod werre serious about getting this shit wiped from the surface of the earth then all they need to do is look to see who is bankrolling this turd. They wont look because they cant look. Accept it and move on.


    • 223
      The Casablanca Police says:

      It was a tad predictable.


  29. 142
    Sir Jimmy So-vile says:

    People who claim I had sex with corpses have made a grave error. I will under take to stop people digging up rumours about me in the hope that I can put a nail in the coffin of these allegations. It’s time for these lies to be buried once and for all, so that I can rest in peace.


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  31. 171

    Clearly there will be a rush for Garry Glitter costumes at Harlequin costume hire shop in Maidstone. Especially as they have hired out every Jimmy Savile costume they had.

    Like Guildford, another place to steer clear of if looking for property.


  32. 180
    Calamity Clegg says:

    How come we’re on as much as 9% ??


  33. 191
    Bloomberg Acts says:

    As the decision at long last has been taken to shut down New York’s subway (and trains and buses) are they now able to lock down the system to prevent a storm surge flooding it? It also seems the subway is used to carry a lot of the City’s electricty grid.



    • 195
      Gorgon says:

      Serves them right for allowing Jonah Brown to ring the opening Bell the other week.


    • 206
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood Disaster Preparedness Programmes Service says:

      This is the sort of thing they’re talking about, not “tsunamis” (except for a handful of stations right at the tip of Manhattan, and it would take a record surge there). The system is “flooded” everytime there’s a heavy downpour from a thunderstorm, but that’s an hour’s worth of rain at most, and it’s quickly pumped out (from drainage channels fed by grates in the trackbed). A tropical storm is a day’s worth of the same type of rain. What they’re afraid of is the water coming in faster than it can be pumped out (they do have a pumping system), and flowing down the downhill parts of the system to collect in the tunnels under the River, and possibly knocking out the power rails. If a train were to stall with passengers aboard, it would be hard work evacuating them and of course there would be all sorts of lawsuits. That’s why they’re doing it. They did it in August 2011 for Hurricane Irene with no untoward problems, resuming service about 36 hours later, and they think they’ve got it down to a science now as a result.

      (A tip of the hat to our trainspotting friends in the States who know about such things.)


      • 209
        Wotif says:

        what if the storm knocks out the power supplies for the pumps?


        • 212
          Tom the Greek says:

          Then we ask for a bail-out, of course.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Don’t you just love Mother Nature; she might give you a drought or two for seven years or so – but she always comes back to rebalance matters – while there are those who try and meddle with her and use her for profiteering ruses. She is indiscriminate and long may she be so.

            Global bloody warming my Rse.


          • Anonymous says:

            plus plus plus.
            middle eastern countries with their addiction to oil money will get their come uppance too. in the end the greatest balancer of all is nature.natural world.


      • 231
        Flipper says:

        It’s not the rain, it’s the storm surge that they are really concerned about. If it coincides with high water then the low lying areas will be part of the Atlantic ocean and no amount of pumping can deal with that.


        • 234
          The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown® says:

          I saved the world once. I can do it again.


        • 236
          Universal Hiss says:

          I’ve just read a pile of really nasty posts on Cif about this & crowing about the possibility of Americans dying.

          There are a lot of sick people out there that need a head meet baseball bat moment.


        • 267
          Another Engineer says:

          Yup, as posted above:

          NY flood protection: 5ft
          Predicted storm surge: 6-11ft

          If they can’t block all the subway entrances, then the entire system will fill with water. I think they’ll be able to pump it out eventually but it will take many weeks to get the system back up and running.

          The rain and wind are unlikely to cause lasting damage – it won’t be much worse than the stuff Scotland gets almost every winter.

          The lack of tides along these coasts means they are vulnerable – because our tidal range is so large it takes many more coincidences to cause trouble.

          The last storm of this size was in 1938, and New York was on the south side of that one (with offshore winds and therefore no bad storm surge)

          I hope the NYSE has good off-site backups and networks. Otherwise – SELL.


          • Another Engineer says:

            PS This could be Jonah Brown’s second biggest catastrophe (after the crash)


          • Silver bullet says:

            Malala didn’t stand a chance once Gordoom took up her case.


          • Your Friends From 5:13 pm says:

            Actually, the area of the subway system affected by any storm surge per se would be confined to Lower Manhattan, and the city has sad experience (11 September 2001) in knowing how to divert trains away from that area to restore some semblance of “regular service.” Manhattan Island, in the areas north of 14th St, has an elevation well above storm surge levels. In the outlying parts of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island) the Rapid Transit is elevated for the most part, and even the subsurface parts are well out of storm surge danger areas. Mike Bloomberg will channel his inner Benito Mussolini and make the trains run on time through most of the system.
            It’s the kind of thing Mr Napoleon Complex lives for.

            Also, and for the same reason (11 September 2001), the NYSE has upgraded its contingency plans for occasions such as this.


          • Another Engineer says:

            Surely all the tunnels under the East River would fill with water, though?

            That would take months to fix, although as you say, there may be ways around the problem.

            I was mostly joking about the NYSE – I’m sure they will have good disaster recovery plans.


          • With electronic trading, NYSE doesn’t need a floor. That the floor still exists is merely for TV crews as a backdrop and for z-list celebrities like McDoom to ring bells at opening and closing time whilst grinning like monkeys.

            As for the subway, they remove all the parts that are vulnerable to salt water flooding. This can be done within an eight hour timescale and is happening as I write. Then it is a case of pumping out and replacing those parts. Until the severity of this is known, it is not possible to estimate but I would guess it would range between less than a day to seven at the outside. However forecasts of severity are already being downgraded.

            The remaining aspect is the power supply, much of which is routed through the subway. The theory is that it is water-tight. But it only has to go in one spot… But even with bad news on this front, the NYSE data centre is based in NJ and they have generating capacity and fuel for a week of no power with options on further supplies should this period need to be extended.


          • Ha ha. They are now going to close Monday anyway…


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            And the city of Lon FTSE and major banks do not have a disaster recovery centre under the Chilterns.


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    Kebab time says:

    My grandad had many strokes when I was a child until he eventually passed away.

    The hardest part was learning to masturbate without his help.


  35. 200
    Legal Beagle says:


    I have just seen this recent update of one of your old stories


    So after trying thru the infamous Carter Ruck to muzzle the free press, Trafigura have been fined for criminal behaviour by a Dutch Court

    And more to come…


  36. 213
    Commissioner Gordon (Miss). says:

    “He had terrible BO and stank of drink…”
    At the Beeb! That’ll require officers with needle and haystack skills.


    • 222
      don't like to say we told you so says:

      Since this blog began the BBC has been called by various readers a viperous nest of gay, lefty, pedo cokeheads. I think we should all congratulate ourselves on our prescience. A round of applause.


      • 235
        Aunty Matter says:

        Not hard is it? The Guardian is a paper read by perverts and creeps and it’s the most popular paper at the BBC.


  37. 216
    Kebab time says:

    Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

    WTF ?????


  38. 219
    Blowing Whistles says:

    You do like your puffs don’t you Ken – come on ken cleanse your sole for the hush puppies’ sake?


  39. 221
    Not Kebab Time Just Yet says:

    Picture: ‘Jimmy the Beast’ painted on side of Savile’s holiday cottage in Scotland http://www.itv.com/news/story/2012-09-30/jimmy-savile-sexual-abuse-claims/


  40. 225
    Stoned Kebab Time says:

    The best way to smoke weed is this http://bit.ly/PeTmlT#sp


  41. 242
    The Original Kebab Time says:

    I am making pesto chicken stew with cheesy dumplings. Fingers crossed it goes well!


  42. 244
    max clifford's trouser snake says:

    I’ve told ITV that I’ve been contacted by stars of the 60s and 70s who are “concerned and frightened” they may be implicated in the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. They say the girls were gagging for it.


    • 288
      Anonymous says:

      emotionally needy attract the self centered folks.
      self centered folks attract the emotionally needy.

      Blair is self centered and we believed him.
      The establishment in this country are the enablers. No change there since time of Blair.


  43. 245
    Quaker Clark says:

    Could you please stop wearing our shoes ?
    I know that they are comfy and make it easy to creep about hospital wards and childrens homes in the middle of the night, however, you are destroying the brand


    • 316
      Tit watch says:

      Oh I see, we have now got to the stage of bigoted insanity where any English miscreants must somehow be Scottish for your World view to hold true. What a sad stupid fucker you really are.


  44. 247
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Who says crime doesn’t pay?


    Cue for lost deposit.

    Respect, what a bunch of fucking charlatans and chancers.


  45. 248
    Dianne Abbooty says:

    See me dance


  46. 274
    The Original Kebab Time says:

    The X-Factor voting has to be rigged.

    I’m still fuming. Any talent show that rates Rylan, Christopher, District 3, or Kye over Jade Ellis is a fucking joke


  47. 280
    Call me Dave says:

    Fuck, Hunt, bollocks!


  48. 284
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    I am sorry folks, but we may have to face the fact that life is all just a bunch of random events and there is no master plan.

    But enough about the economy.


  49. 287
    Tory p*edo says:

    Mrs T turned a blind eye to me and other ministers fiddling kids.


  50. 290

    Mark Thompson was paid £850,000 p.a. of our money to sit with his fingers in his ears and say la la la la la la la la.

    Goodnight children, everywhere!


    • 323
      Anonymous says:

      that’s a lotta lotta dosh.
      why was he called a general. are the BBC operations run by the troops
      and directed by a general? wierd or what? perhaps it is the what, where the BBC World Service became the softer version of our troops when they invaded the world, in times past.

      BBC, The British Brainwashing Organisation.
      well, no more.


  51. 291
    Moishe Kebab says:

    What do you mean – Obama’s a fine old J*wish name!


  52. 292
    Political Scrapbook says:

    In their focus on the outrageous train travel claims of a “Labour MP”, the Guido Fawkes blog seems to have missed out on a bigger exclusive: a shock defection of a PPS from Conservatives to Labour.

    News of his defection will probably come as a surprise to Kawczynski, however, who is still labouring under the delusion that he is a Tory.

    Strangely, the article seems to have disappeared.


  53. 295
    So many to choose from says:

    So the DS says a high ranking minister from the 80s who nonced kids is still alive. Shall we start placing bets on who the pervert is?


    • 297
      Aunty Matter says:

      Fuck me are there any politicians that are NOT pervs?


    • 299
      Great Britton says:

      Probably so many it would be hard to choose.


      • 313
        So many to choose from says:

        Lots of Tories in the 80s loved cottaging rent boys and then went home to their blue rinse wives. Typical toff behaviour.


      • 326
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Lets be having a guess then – Not Benjamin Britton by any chance or George Robertson … how greedy of me I’ve had two goes.


    • 320
      Worth A Try, Anyhow says:

      Here’s my plan: we get them all in a room, see? Then we let them hear the news– we tell them (one nameless) one among them has finally grassed up another (nameless) one he’s been protecting, after all these years of having it on his guilty conscience. Then we wait for all the finger-pointing. Then, conveniently, the lights will go out for several seconds. Then we’ll turn the lights back on and see how many of them are still in their seats, and how many are being led back into the room on the arms of some rather large policemen! Hey, it used to work in all those old 1930’s detective films, right?


  54. 301
    Saffron says:

    Mark Thompson is just another stubble example of what the beeboids should not be about as the national broadcaster paid for by us.
    He jumped on the cash merrigoround took his fill and then left for pastures new in another country as you do.
    The beeboids now don’t know what to do,their reputation is now shot at long last,they don’t know what to do about it,they are at panic stations.
    This story about Sa-VILE is the tip of the iceberg and has legs and it will run.
    My suggestion is disband this beeboid lot as not fit for purpose,in that they could’nt lie straight in bed.
    The general public are now seeing what has gone on in the past and they do not like one little bit what they are seeing.
    This does not bode well for the beeboids and other organisations who are implicated.


    • 327
      Anonymous says:

      we need, should we wish, to look at those with greater priviliges.
      With great privilege come great responsibility.
      So far all we have seen is the abuse of privilige.


  55. 303

    Lord Patten insists the BBC must not flinch from the truth, however difficult it may be to accept.

    About time then that its enquiries accepts evidence from non-BBC witnesses then. Otherwise it is all a sham.

    Patten one was good. Now he’s a superannuated, pedagogic cuпt.


    • 328
      Blowing Whistles says:

      There is an historical General Patton to this comment – mind you wasn’t the General stopped [murdered actually] from rolling on into Russia to get all of them commie b’strds?


  56. 304
    Bin Liner's Ghost says:

    All flights cancelled to the US East Coast.


  57. 307
    Saffron says:

    When you look at the beeboids and their bias you do have to ask yourself what the hell are this lot of left wing ass-holes all about.
    The so called presenters/dolly birds are frankly a load of unintelligent crap who are not in no way on top of their subject.
    Intelligent interviewing is not in their remit and I for one shudder when I see their so called efforts,which in my opinion are juvenile in the extreme.
    Cammoron,you would do well to take a long hard look at this leftie organisation which is allowed free reign.


    • 332
      Anonymous says:

      He hasn`t got the guts, or more worrying, he hasn`t got the inclination


    • 344
      albacore says:

      But Dave sees on which side his bread is buttered
      If a death sentence on the Beeb were uttered
      Which other rotten props of the status quo
      Would stand out as the next over-ripe to go?
      Who knows, folks might discern the LibLabCon cabal
      As of no earthly use to Old England at all


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    So many to choose from says:

    Every government in history has had its secret cabals of p*edo ministers who, going by the stories, all have a thing for orgies with rentboys or underage girls in luxury mansions. I daresay, the governments of 1997-2010 must have had their fair share of such activity. I suppose the main difference is that whilst the 80s perversions were covered up by a threat to the police that they’d lose their jobs if they pursued an investigation, the 97-10 governments would have made rather more shall we say “lethal” threats. Well, we know what a lovely and totally uncorrupt bunch they were.


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    Calamity Clegg says:


  61. 334
    Aunty Matter says:



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    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish the people of New York and surrounds the best and am pleased that Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a light breeze.


  64. 356
    The one and only Kebab Time says:

    The Sun – “Rod Stewart – I Took Coke Up My Bum”

    When I was 12 years old, I took a Ginger Beer up mine!


  65. 357
    More motorway madness says:

    Another crackpot government idea :



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