October 29th, 2012

Austin Mitchell’s Views on Marriage

What is it with MPs called A Mitchell and their inappropriate outbursts?  A row broke out this weekend after Louise Mensch’s husband seemed to let the cat out of the bag about why she really stood down in Corby. Like or loath her, Labour’s Austin Mitchell’s tweet is spectacularly patronising. The 19th Century called, they want their MP back…


Seems Sandy isn’t the only storm brewing state-side.



  1. 1
    EdMiliband says:

    We need an enquiry

  2. 2
    Fact is says:

    He’s right though.

  3. 3
    Tombo4 says:

    Is irony dead on this site?

  4. 4
    IanVisits says:

    When the rest of us put our clocks back by one hour yesterday, he put his calendar back, by a century.

  5. 5
    Backwoodsman says:

    Thats the practical problem with living in a democratic society – you can’t just put c*nts like austin mitchell out of their misery.

  6. 6
    Hook, line and Sinker says:

    Never thought I would see the day when Guido would take the bait.

  7. 7
    Johnno List says:

    Let’s just check, this guy is definitely Labour right? Now we can pretend we care about sexism!

  8. 8
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    I’ve spent ten years detoxifying this party. It’s been a bit like renovating an old, old council house, yeah? You can take out a sexist beam here, an overspending window there – just as long as you don’t do it too far too fast, replace the odd UK phobic roof tile, but after a while you realise this renovation is doomed because the foundations are built upon what I can only describe as a solid bed of seething hateful hypocritical c**ts.

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Breaking News: Man speaks

  10. 10
    Westminster Wit loses sense of humour says:

    Guido fails to see tongue in cheek.

    He’s come down with a severe dose of Guardianitas.

  11. 11
    Jay says:

    Irony not your strongest point, Guido, I take it?

  12. 12
    Sophie says:

    Austin Mitchell is a patronising bastard anyway – totally old Labour in his views on “wimmin”.

    As Ed is attacking mentally ill jokers today perhaps he could make an example of those who use sexism on his own sode to make a point?

  13. 13
    oldasiahnd says:

    seems like a good guy to me!

  14. 14
    Allan@Aerdeen says:

    Here’s a curiosity. A nanny from the Dominican Republic has apparently murdered two children in her charge, 2-years-old and 6-years-old and then slit her own throat after the despicable deed. However, the father of the murdered children is an Executive with CNBC. CNBC had the day before reported a $43trillion law suit against the Establishment – and this was reported by a ‘mainstream’ media outlet. Here is the lawsuit:

    Plaintiffs now establish the location of the $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000,000.00) of laundered money in a racketeering enterprise participated in by the following individuals (without limitation): Attorney General Holder acting in his individual capacity, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, the brother in law of Defendant California Attorney General Kamala Harris (both acting in their individual capacities), Jon Corzine (former New Jersey Governor), Robert Rubin (former Treasury Secretary and Bankster), Timothy Geitner, Treasury Secretary (acting in his individual capacity), Vikram Pandit (recently resigned and disgraced Chairman of the Board of Citigroup), Valerie Jarrett (a Senior White House Advisor), Anita Dunn (a former “communications director” for the Obama Administration), Robert Bauer (husband of Anita Dunn and Chief Legal Counsel for the Obama Re-election Campaign), as well as the “Banksters” themselves, and their affiliates and conduits. The lawsuit alleges serial violations of the United States Patriot Act, the Policy of Embargo Against Iran and Countries Hostile to the Foreign Policy of the United States, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as the RICO statute) and other State and Federal laws. –

    and here is the site which has the screen-shots of the CNBC report and all the names:


    It is absolute dynamite because all banksters are named.

  15. 15

    I wouldn’t advise the Menschs to go on Mr & Mrs…

  16. 16
    David Eyles says:

    Apparently so.

  17. 17
    tick tock tick tock says:

    Dear Mr Mitchell please report to a Liebour rehabilitation centre immediately.

  18. 18
    No such thing as society says:

    So no comment guido on the reasons mensch jumped ship? just about the ironic comment from Austin.

  19. 19
    Dafter than a Harman says:

    Her only claim to fame was when she used a post at order order and misquoted it anyway.

  20. 20
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    A full, independent, judicial enquiry.

  21. 21
    ed martin says:

    AM used to be regarded as a ‘progressive’

    time flugs!

  22. 22
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Yes we need an enquiry into how many millions Ed Multimillionaireband is worth.

  23. 23

    Labour are the nasty party

    13 years enriching themselves and selling those they pretend to serve into debt slavery

  24. 24

    Less may be more, but to give irony a fighting chance takes more than 140 chars, IMO.

  25. 25
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Austin Mitchell should go the same way as Austin Morris.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Malcolm,you are fab !

  27. 27
    ed martin says:

    whatever the reason – why take note of spoutings from the pop ‘business’

    its taking these seriously (other than as a source of pollution) that should casue concern

  28. 28
    Liebour Rehab Centre says:

    Report to Hattie Harperson on arrival.

  29. 29
    Well it's a thought says:

    Seems Political correctness hasn’t filtered fully through the Libore party, welcome to the real world, lying Libore tw*ts.

  30. 30

    Where is today’s bandwagon ???

    One The Nation awaits my wordth of withdom !!

  31. 31
    Flat Eric says:


    Since when was Inquisition Enquisition?

  32. 32
  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Why cant David Cameron get this across to the electorate ? im sick of seeing the smug faces of the 2 Eds, Hattie, yvette etc etc sitting on the opposition front benches every wednesday ! they seriously think that they will walk back into government in 2015. They have done nothing at all to rehabilitate the party, Milliband doesnt have an original thought in his head! it really is a disgrace.

  34. 34
    Moral Outrage says:

    Guido is affected by the PCs.

  35. 35
    Piers F-D says:

    You can’t accuse the left of being irony-free and then do it yourself.

  36. 36
    Mitchell says:

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron cannot get anything over the electorate because the BBC and the Labour Party are one and the same

  38. 38
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

    Mr Call Me Dave Cockerman said he would look into the case “very carefully”……..shhhhhhhhhhhh

    This is the BIG one Borisido Boriswkes…..but shhhhhhhhhhh

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Sir Peter Morrison shhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ted Heath shhhhhhhhhhhhh


    OH Dear !!!!!!

  39. 39
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:


    Mongo Mencsh Lands in NY…Within days she is evacuated.

  40. 40

    I had an Austin Mitchell once but I could never get it started.

  41. 41
    Hattie says:

    Cameron cannot get any message over because the BBC and the Labour Party are one and the same

  42. 42
    Animal says:

    Er, it was Stewart’s parting shot after being shown the door, not Malcolm.

  43. 43
    Freddie Fraudster says:

    Will he be drummed out of the Party for this? He’s already semi-detached after they stiffed him over his seat

  44. 44

    Err … Austin Mitchell is notorious for an (over-)advanced sense of irony.

    You couldn’t, perhaps, be taking him a trifle too seriously?

  45. 45
    The BBC are cunts says:

    What, no Tories involved ? We won’t be focusing on that then.

  46. 46
    But everyone knows says:

    Allegro con brio?

  47. 47
    New York Stock Exchange says:

    Why didn’t you limeys warn us that Brown was a jinx?

    We would never have let him ring our bell if we had known.

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Austin Mitchell!! It sounds like one of those distemper coloured rust-buckets that came out of Longbridge in the 60s

  49. 49
    jgm2 says:

    Reads like he enjoyed a rather long lunch before tweeting that.

  50. 50
    Wally Wombat says:

    I am sure this is somehow linked to the Jimmy Savile scandal.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    master of good little girls.
    demanding at heart.
    indifferent in outlook
    the hellish world of mit.c.hell.
    your outlook is your world.

  52. 52
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    Austin Mitchell!! sounds like a distemper coloured rust-bucket that came out of Longbridge in the 60s.

  53. 53
    George Dogwhistle - Comrade-in-chief, The BBC says:

    $43,000,000,000,000.00, Wow…just imagine the amount of climate-change documentaries you could make for that, could probably even keep Attenborough alive for another 20 years to present them.

  54. 54
    jgm2 says:

    New York was doomed from the moment they let the Maximum Imbecile ring the opening bell.

  55. 55
    Officer Dibble says:

    Does Mr & Mrs have “aftercare” like on Jeremy Kyle?

  56. 56
    les says:

    Paging Miss Harman!

  57. 57
    Dan D'Lion says:

    I have a square steering wheel.

  58. 58

    The Yanks are all hunkering down at the moment. We never do such things because we have had toilets for longer.

  59. 59
    Fatty Pang says:

    The independence of the BBC must be protected !!

  60. 60

    It is the closest they ever got to the wheel at Longbridge.

  61. 61
    Ed Miliband says:

    It beggars belief

  62. 62
    jgm2 says:

    Stop and think for one second.

    43 trillion dollars.

    The entire US national debt is ‘only’ 16 trillion dollars. – approximately the same as their annual GDP.

    So 43 trillion dollars is over twice the US national debt or if you prefer, over two years GDP for the entire nation.

    Do you seriously think the US somehow ‘missed’ over twice its annual GDP being skimmed off over the last few years? Are you seriously suggesting all this money is sitting around in a bank account somewhere?

  63. 63
    Weygand says:

    Perhaps Guido’s wife does all the irony in their house.

  64. 64
    jgm2 says:

    Another industry wiped out by the trade unions and Labour’s divide-and-rule class war politics.

  65. 65
    jgm2 says:

    Is it ‘irony’ in the same sense as Ricky Gervaise calling people ‘mongs’?

  66. 66
    He WILL be back and this time it WILL be personal says:

    Stewart, I served with Malcolm F Tucker. I knew Malcolm F Tucker. Malcom F Tucker was a friend of mine. Stewart, you’re no Malcolm F Tucker

  67. 67
    Legal Crook says:

    Ed the Red is said to be starting to campaign about the bad attitude to those with a mental illness. Is Ed beginning to feel guilty about supporting Gordon?

  68. 68
    Liam Gallagher ex of the best fookin' band ever - Oasis (Book your tickets for Hyde Park 2017 Now) says:

    He was fookin’ out on the lash wi me and our kid weren’t he?
    I’m thinkin’ of getting him in on Bass for’t next fookin’ tour like, he’s cool as fookin’ fook is our fookin’ Austin, check his fookin’ eyewear, Weller done ‘is hair like, Rock N fookin’ Roll, he knows how to fookin’ treat the birds too like, we’ll smash through the fookin’ fanny like fookin ‘urricane Sandy next tour. knowwarrimeeeeeaaaaanaah?

  69. 69
    W.W. says:

    It was a joke for christ sake.

    Are we now becoming as po faced as those twats on the labour front bench?


  70. 70
    You can ring my bell, ring my bel says:

    Is it a remake of “The Day after Tomorrow” ??

  71. 71
    The Beast of Kircaldie says:

    May I just send my best wishes to the fine people of New York

  72. 72

    I remember the days of Red Robbo and thought it was midnight madness at the time. 523 walk-outs in just two years. The man was a cuпt.

    Thought it was all sorted, then we got Blair… He went eventually, then we got Brown…

    Never underestimate the depths to which humans can stoop.

  73. 73
    The Beast of Kircaldie says:

    There is nothing remotely funny about mental illness,however I am now totally cured and predict that due to all of my actions it will be a balmy 80 degrees on Christmas morning and the sky will open raining down £50 notes upon you all

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    ‘fraid so. Neo Guido has a touch of the Nu Labour progressive about him.

  75. 75
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Andrew Mitchell uses sardonic humour = has to fall on his sword;
    Austin Mitchell uses sardonic humour = now what?

  76. 76
    The Beast says:

    She just the Ironing as she should
    Sadly she never does fattys thats why he always looks like a tramp

  77. 77
    Gordon says:

    .. or enquiry. Means the same.

  78. 78
    Weygand says:

    Do you mean is it apparent misogyny disguised as irony hiding genuine misogyny?

    Even were this true, LM’s failure to assess the task before she took it on and her failure to see it through once she had taken it on are far more harmful to women than this deserved put down from AM.

  79. 79
    A Mitchell says:

    A good wife doesn’t disagree with her master in public which explains why a white middle class MAN was disgracefully selected from an ALL WOMAN shortlist?

  80. 80
    Mitchell Bomber - missed the target as usual says:

    My views are the same as our esteemed leader of the Labour Party. After all he did only get married for convenience.
    I am having a little trouble with the deputy leader though, but I will speak to her better half and sort it out.

  81. 81
    A Mitchell says:

    Tessa Jowell?

  82. 82
    BBC aka Bring Back Communism says:

    Also it is against Obama and he is (or was) our new Messiah.
    Please try to find Romney and the Republicans in the frame and we will broadcast it worldwide.

  83. 83
    jgm2 says:

    Do you mean is it apparent misogyny disguised as irony hiding genuine misogyny?

    Yes. There was no need for it. As you say, Mensch’s sins (vain, arrogant dilettante) speak for themselves. No need to bring any ‘little woman’ ‘irony’ into it at all. Unless, of course, you simply couldn’t help yourself.

  84. 84
    Pundit too too says:

    $16 trillion is the “official” figure which the current administration somewhat reluctantly accepts – more than double that amount is mooted as the real cost ($33 trillion was the last figure I read but I suppose I am out of date).
    Election fever never gets in the way of a good story. Next thing you will know is that a great storm will cover the news over Washington.

  85. 85
    Pundit too too says:

    Liebore edukashun strikes again.

  86. 86
    Hava Nagila says:

    Enquiry or inquiry are equally correct in English. Inquisition is INquisition because it derives from the Latin ‘Inquisitio Haereticae Pravitati’.

  87. 87
    Archie says:

    Cameron deserves everything he gets from the BBC. He had the chance to dismantle it two years ago and did nowt, so…………………………………………….
    Er, by the way, Guido old fruit, that’s “loathe” not “loath”.

  88. 88
    Thompson of the BBC says:

    Don’t forget me. I have great influence you know.

  89. 89
    Pundit too too says:

    Not sure if Mitchell is a bomber or a bummer. Probably a bombed bummer.

  90. 90
    Fecking Labour Party says:

    The beast with two Eds.

  91. 91
    Pundit Too says:

    Millipede is simply climbing on another bandwagon as well as trying to protect his own demise.
    After all the BBC keep talking about such centres and hospitals having maltreated inmates with “learning difficulties”; but in other programmes and news they mention the inmates’ “challenging behaviour”.
    Considering that every day I see people on the streets that while probably not by some considered dangerous, they are certainly not behaving in a rational public manner.
    So where does “learning difficulties” end, and having significant mental problems begin? The Today Programme brought on an “expert”, but did not ask him these leading questions, they simply allowed him to witter on and totally confuse this issue.
    Seems like the BBC could be exposed for twisting the truth yet again over what malfunctions these so called maltreated inmates really suffer from.
    The BBC slippery slope has been self prepared and working.
    Their trying to conjure up new scandals to cover their Savile fiasco will be readily seen through by the public they despise, as I do them.

  92. 92
    [insert name here] says:

    Is that a real account? Not a parody?!

    Fuck a duck. Idiot.

  93. 93
    Double Tap says:

    Stephanie Flanders?

  94. 94
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    Why is Reckless still in Parliament ?

    If I employ someone and they turn up for work drunk they get sacked on the spot .

  95. 95
    Dyslexic grammatician says:

    Enquiry is American, Inquiry is British, IIRC

  96. 96
    Double Tap says:

    Yes but if us plebs are not allowed make such jokes neither are they.

  97. 97
    Superman says:

    Mensch is American now.She never has understood much so we must go easy on our Yankee cousin.

  98. 98
    Superman says:

    For gawds sake Guido. Mitchell always was a comedian and Mensch a liar.All good fun!

  99. 99
    Weygand says:

    Sorry, but hypocrisy and pretentiousness should always be mocked, especially among those who seek to tell others what to do.

    It’s no good posing as an icon for modern women and then behaving (as you say) like a vain, arrogant dilettante.

    The most apt way to mock her is to show how much her behaviour resembles that of the stereotypical ‘silly woman’ that she was supposed to deny; but the jibe is at her not at women per se.

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Sorry if I’m being dim here but what has this got to do with State-side? Bit of a contrived joke really isnt it?

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    american and british.
    our pm in waiting.
    well atleast he not denying it,
    broadcasting it either.

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Irony detection failure much?

  103. 103
    MB. says:

    If a prominent Conservative politician had made such a sexist statement then Harriet Harperson would be calling for their expulsion from the party. I presume there has been nothing from her with him being Labour.

  104. 104
    An attention seeking arsehole says:

    A sad old git in need of media attention!

  105. 105
    Shooty* says:

    Loving La Mensch’s “Stay Classy” response.

  106. 106
  107. 107
    Apple Crumble Blackberry Pie says:

    I think Austin Mitchell secretly fancies the knickers off the woman. As do I.

  108. 108
    Marion the cat says:

    In fairness the management were pretty shite as well.

  109. 109
    Breton says:

    Thank god no one believes you apart from those of us who read this blog.

  110. 110
    A mitchell Bikes. Spares & Repairs says:

    I do,nt know what sardonic humour means,unlike Austin, I just fly into rages against my inferiors [that includes most of you] your,e all fucking plebs.

  111. 111
    Gideon may have a brain but it could be a rumour. says:

    Me too ,giggle, giggle,snigger, snigger.

  112. 112
    mrjohn says:

    bickering in public is for children and idiots

  113. 113
    Xavier Onassis says:

    I wouldn’t kick Louise Mensch out of bed!

  114. 114
    ukfred says:

    Not half as much as your party’s MP’s expecting to get away with their expenses claims. How many false invoices from McShame were there. Why don’t you demand that he lifts his parliamentary privilege and lets himself be prosecuted like his mates Morley & Co.

  115. 115
    ukfred says:

    I don’t know about irony, but when when the misses bought me an i-pod for my birthday I was nearly dead when I bought her an i-ron for hers.

  116. 116
    ukfred says:

    If it were the Labour front bench, it would be more like breaking wind.

  117. 117
    ukfred says:

    Sophie, I think you left in an ‘e’. There are a lot of ‘e’s in a Yorkshire Post journalist like AM but there is no ‘e’ in Chris Bryant. I presume that is who you meant when you were talking about Labour’s sod.

  118. 118
    ukfred says:

    Of course he couldn’t help himself. If he’d laid a finger on LM…oh sorry you mean the tweet. Well, he is Labour, you know.

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