November 12th, 2012

Download the App

The new Google Nexus 4 is out tomorrow – 02 sent one to Guido to test. Our app looks great on the 4.7″ screen with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution – bigger and better than an iPhone. It is now the top of the class Android phone available – scorching fast, it feels more fluid and smoother. The first 50 people in the queue outside 02 at 8 a.m. tomorrow get a free 32″ flatscreen TV as well! Details here.

The Android native app can be downloaded hereFor all other devices you can download it here


  1. 1
    Ed Miliband says:

    I demand a judge led inquiry into this App!

  2. 2
    Gooey Blob says:

    I demand an enquiry into how you ever became Leader of the Opposition.

  3. 3
    Denis Macshame says:

    Fuck. I suppose it’s too late to put 14 Nexus phones on expenses.

  4. 4
    Brown out and PAY ME DAMAGES. He can take his useless parasites with him. says:

    Wow. Happy Days.

  5. 5
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Did Cherie Blair get a free phone as well?

  6. 6
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve already broken 8 of these phones. It was the right thing to do.

  7. 7
    Denis MacShameless says:

    YUP !!

  8. 8
    dunstall says:

    Mc Shame will be needing one

  9. 9
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Wow, a phone which can get the BBC News website covering itself for 24/7.

  10. 10
    Govt-By-Cluster-Fuck says:

    Oh stop gushing, just cos you got a freebie Guido.

  11. 11
    Sally Bercow says:

    Does it vibrate?

  12. 12
    National Socialist says:

    No can do. Google are tax avoiders.

  13. 13
    Slotgob says:

    I demand freebies everywhere I go. Of course I do a lot for charity too. Like the time I autographed a copy of the Hutton report. Some accused me of bad taste for signing a copy of an inquiry into the death of someone, but it was sold at auction to raise money for Labour, so it was all for a good cause. Naturally, I charged a fee for signing my autograph, and another fee for being in the same building as that person.

  14. 14
    1984 says:

    Tax avoiders are patriots. Only by starving the beast of government will they get the message.

  15. 15
    Philip Scumfield says:

    A three minute check of the internet reveals so much.

  16. 16
    The Labour Party says:

    So do we – we voted for his brother.

  17. 17
    P45 + legal expenses says:

    Stick to dogs on skateboards Philip.

  18. 18
    The Tory membership says:

    We voted for David Davis.

  19. 19
    Tory nonce in the 80s says:

    Pump up my arse
    Pump it up
    While your hands are trembling
    And my knob is riding
    Pump it up
    A little more
    Get your arse
    Shaking on the Wrexham hotel floor

  20. 20
    Laurie Penny says:

    Not only that, but Google’s phones are made in China by poor workers who are in working conditions that are tantamount to slavery.

    Sent from my iPhone.

  21. 21
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Oi,oi ! Saveloy !!!

  22. 22
    Tachybaptus says:

    Did you copy that puff for the phone word for word from the press handout?

  23. 23
    1984 says:

    Sent from my iPhone.

    Sent from my iPhone (in Starbucks.)

  24. 24
    National Socialist says:

    Bollocks. If I have to pay up then so should they.

  25. 25
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    Tom Watson-Brown’s rabid hippotomus- is groteque. Put me off my dinner. Euurrrgh!

  26. 26
    The Libor party says:

    Hi, Tom !!

  27. 27
    Hattie Harman says:

    Ah, the glorious 80s! When I worked for the nonce-outfit Pae*dophile Information Exchange. They wanted to abolish the age of consent so men could legally have sex with kids. And I worked so hard to try and make that happen.

    Happy days!

  28. 28
    Giving and receiving says:

    I think the only way for the victims of pàedophile politicians to get justice is to round up the guilty perverts from both parties and force them to bugger each other. A Labour nonce won’t want it up the arse by a Tory nonce and vice versa.

  29. 29
    Phill Mitchell says:

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Wrong !!

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Er, don’t think so !!

  32. 32
    1984 says:

    You don’t have to pay up any more than they do.

    Arrange your life so you don’t pay so much tax. Work less hours. Set up a company and pay yourself via dividends. Stop buying so much unnecessary shit. Plan your journeys so you use less fuel. Stop paying the telly tax. Stop eating out or buying processed meals with 20% VAT on them.

    Go on tax strike.

  33. 33

    Gordon, they always sell you an old 2210 at a new price.
    And those apps on your phone..They are just stickers from an in the night garden book.
    There is no such thing as an ‘automatic Obama dialer’. Its just the Ninky Nonk.

    You really should have twigged. Especially as every time you asked a question the phone shop team said “We’ve got a Sap for that!” And stuck another sticker on the screen.

  34. 34
    I think I'll take a rain check on this.. says:

    It does indeed!

    And so does the app:

    “Hardware controls
    control vibrator
    Allows the app to control the vibrator.”

    It can also
    “read phone status and identity
    Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. An app with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, etc.”


    “take pictures and videos
    Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the app, at any time, to collect images that the camera is seeing.”

  35. 35
    No one gives a fuck what you think, you tedious old fart says:

    Austin, isn’t it time you and that other Labour coffin dodger Dennis Skinner rode off into the sunset, preferably headed towards a cliff edge?

  36. 36

    Become an MP. That way you need never pay tax ,or even pay for household expenses ever again. Or even stamp duty. No matter how many homes you might have.

  37. 37

    Sent from my iPhone (in Starbucks.} [ In New York. Home of capitalism]

  38. 38
    Buzby says:

    That’s the trouble with these modern phones, Gordon. All that fragile glass at the front – very breakable. Oh, by the way, it’s a screen, not a mirror. Sorry to “break” it to you, Gordon, but you’re not actually a brightly coloured Angry Bird.

  39. 39
    Laurie Penny says:

    Whilst trying to recruit an unpaid intern.

    Sent from my iPhone.

  40. 40
    Gordon Brown says:

    I don’t like you. You’re a bigot. You’re always making hurtful comments about me. If you were here right now in my toilet in Kirkcaldy, I’d hit you with my Nexus.

  41. 41
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Copies of a shelved report into abuse at north Wales care homes in the 1970s and 80s have been found in local council archives.

  42. 42
    Steve Jobs teddy bear says:

    Fuck off our phone’s better than that

  43. 43
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Makes no difference to the voters what so ever.

  44. 44
    Bill Gates teddy bear says:

    No its not

  45. 45
    1984 says:

    Next to Omaha’s Kenyan Birth Certificate?

  46. 46

    In order of preference.

    1. Pig with red rosette.
    2. Tub of lard with red rosette
    3. Dodgy labour Councillor who’s fraud convictions have almost all been served.
    4. Welsh Muslim lesbian disabled with a green transgenderism + political studies degree.
    5. Euan Blair.

  47. 47
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Are these Tory Councils ??

  48. 48
    Tom Watson- The master of self delusion says:

    Tom Watson needs to get lost. He is creating a witch hunt environment with his innuendos, partisan politics and political point scoring. He is a hinderance, he is not helping anyone.

    To clean this mess up, we need politicians to be non partisan and who feel no need to confuse the public or collude in media smear campaigns. Confusion and smear tactic will solve nothing. Time for a more mature approach.

  49. 49

    if you get stuck in the loo again, just press the ‘iggle piggle’ app and John Prescott will rush to help you out.

  50. 50
    Jackass Straw says:

    Hey !! Willy should be up there !

  51. 51
    1984 says:

    In North Wales? I doubt it.

  52. 52
    Ed Moribund says:

    A more mature approach to politics?
    yes….I like the sound of that..more mature…

    “I demand a judge-led inquiry into why politics isn’t more mature..Resign! resign! resign!”

  53. 53
    Nurse says:

    Put your Nexus away, Gordon. You’ve already been.

  54. 54
    Engineer says:

    Give him a chance. He’s trying to get a grip. Apparently.

  55. 55
    Johann Hari says:

    Not only that, but Google’s phones are made in China by poor workers who are in working conditions that are tantamount to slavery.

    Sent from my iPhone.

  56. 56
    eh? says:

    Or get a job at the BBC and take advantage of the many tax dodges on offer.

  57. 57
    NFC says:

    Well, I have heard of product placement before, but that one goes straight for the jugular, not even a pretence of a story behind it.

  58. 58
    Gordon Broon says:

    Hear hear!!!

  59. 59
    eh? says:

    The dogs are still barking but the caravan’s moved on.

  60. 60
    Newsnight Production Team says:

    Tune in tonight to see what our next fuck up will be!

  61. 61
    1984 says:


  62. 62
    Blatant product placer says:

    Good work!!

  63. 63
    lol says:

    I bet the baksheesh comes in handy down the alehouse.

  64. 64
    National Socialist says:

    My employer won’t let me become self-employed
    I can’t afford to work less hours
    I buy nothing that is unnecessary but do try to enjoy life
    My car is extremely economical
    Can’t afford processed meals or eating out

    Sent from a Payphone

  65. 65
    Johann Hari says:

    I personally invented the mobile phone.

  66. 66
    George Entwistler says:

    What times it on? I’ve never watched it……

  67. 67
    BBC BIAS says:

    Tonight, exclusive on NewsNight…Norman Tebbitt bummed George Michael ….what’s that…now you say it might have been Norman Wisdom? Or Norma Major? Or Major Stanley Cliffburger ? Or it might have just been a spitting image sketch?

    Look..We’ll run the story tonight and deal with any problems tomorrow, ok? So “Norman Tebbit, top sex offender in Thatcher’s cabinet of sex slaves.. “

  68. 68
    Al Gore. says:

    I personally invented the internet.

  69. 69
    Tom Watson says:

    Ruby ruby ruby!

    So that’s three ruby murrays, two sag aloos, four naan, two onion bhajis, a bottle of Kingfisher and an onion raita.

  70. 70
    Gordon Brown says:

    I personally saved the world.

  71. 71
    Swiss Bob says:

    ‘Sent from a payphone’


  72. 72
    Gordon Brown says:

    I also cured cancer and abolished boom and bust.

  73. 73
    Denis MacShane says:

    I personally ran up a load of fake invoices to fight fascism. The B&P made me do it.

  74. 74
    Newsnight says:

    Tonight, an exclusive report into abuse behind the scenes of children’s TV show Rainbow. The victims were George and Bungle who claim they were molested by another member of their team. We can’t name this person for legal reasons but we have reason to believe he has a zip for a mouth.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    bbc glorified so.vile.
    will it undermine now.

    what should it mine?
    ores are extracted through mining.

    If BBC’s demise is in the eyes of its political opponents then it may go for public sentiment via making contents of Operation Ore public. Politicians are going to sacrificed in our deMOCKracy. We have a paedophile protecting political class.

  76. 76
    XXX says:

    What is an iphone for goodness sake?

  77. 77
    Fuct says:

    Access it via the web … use Ad Block

  78. 78
    NFC says:

    I have a sinking feeling it could be devoted to the Ash tree fungus scandal, which as you all should know happened under the watch of a Tory government, Maggie had one in her garden 30 years ago and the BIJ after exhaustive enquiries have identified her tree as the source of all the rot.

  79. 79
    Abdul says:

    What’s your mate having?

  80. 80
    Winnie the Pooh says:


  81. 81
    Harriet Harperson says:

    Can the Minister assure the house that BBC independence remains absolute?

    What is the government going to do about Entwhistle’s enormous payoff?

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    WTF are you on about Fawkes?

  83. 83
    Clyde Barrow says:

    Sirs: I do not wish my name, however unintentionally and tangentially, to be linked in any way with what is going on at the BBC. I had the good grace at least to admit I was a thieving antisocial bastard who didn’t care who else knew it.

  84. 84
    Michael Fucking Parkinson says:

    I’ve met 100s of interesting people

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Did most of it happen during the Thatcher era Denis?

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    How did Margaret Hodges’ family company score?

  87. 87
  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    is there an app for releasing the content of Operation Ore?

  89. 89
    Ehtch says:

    Download my arse!

    What a shower of shite. There is only so many hours in the day, and are they hoping working people live on their farting mobiles?

    “Sorry nurse, could you hang on to this artery forcep, I have just got to get this”

  90. 90
    Nexus 4 says:

    The Nexus 4 is being sold SIM free (no contract) direct from Google for £279: Then get a giffgaff SIM paying £10 a month (no contract). That adds up to £519. Compared to O2’s terrible pricing structure where the phone is free buy the contract is £36 a month for 24 months adding up to £864. A complete rip off.

    Buy direct from Google and go SIM only. Save a fortune!

  91. 91
    1984 says:

    Buy a second-hand Blackberry off E-bay for 80 quid and then get an 6-month T-Mobile (now EE) internet booster for 20 quid. Total cost over two years = 160 quid.

    Or, better still, manage without a mobile phone altogether.

  92. 92
    another dickhead says:

    6 Shane McDenis

  93. 93
    Tom Watson says:

    Before I die, I want to

  94. 94
    Aussie clothes shop says:

    Finally restocked the shelves here

  95. 95
    A voter says:

    Where’s the bladder on a stick?

  96. 96
    Probably says:

    Signed in Arabic by the local imam.

  97. 97
    goofy says:

    I’ve made a good start, I’ve got a giffgaff £10 goody bag, which btw, just cost £10 for a month of 250 mins (not enough for most mobile phone nuts, but enough for me) unlimited texts and 1GB internet. It used to be unlimited internet, but you know how these fuckers erode it over time.

  98. 98
    1984 says:

    Standing as Police Commissioner in Hull.

  99. 99
    Sally of the alley says:

    Cyril Smith is trending.

  100. 100
    Britain in 2012 says:

    The public are forced without choice to fund the BBC. The public are forced without choice to fund the EU. The public are forced without choice to fund benefits and housing for terrorists allowed to stay here. The public are forced without choice to fund new identities for convicted murderers and their accomplices. The public are forced without choice to fund compensation payouts to criminals. The public are forced without choice to fund Tony Blair’s personal security. The public are forced without choice to fund MPs’ expenses.

    Democracy? Pull the other one.

  101. 101
    newshite editor watch says:

    Has Adrian Van Klaveren resigned yet?

  102. 102
    Ehtch says:

    Anyone watching the beeb The One Show at the moment. Talk about bilious – I am almost bringing up tea. Talk about going back to basics, as us Welshl

    Children in Need beeb? Very ironic beeb – bring on again a clip of Jimmy S, or is that too last year?

    Can’t stand the hypocritical Shepherds Bush beeb, total children they are themselves.

    What do you say Jimmy?

    Matt Monro, please sing for the perve,

  103. 103
    BodMot says:

    It’s a crappy phone for people who have more money than sense.

  104. 104
    Probably says:

    The interesting thing about GiffGaff is it runs on (and, I’ve heard, is owned by) O2, and yet it’s shed-loads cheaper than O2. I’ve saved a packet since switching.

    Customer support is non-existent, though. But that seems pretty standard for mobile phone companies (have you ever tried ‘3’ – the worst mobile phone company in the world, bar none?)

  105. 105
    Tom Watson- The master of self deception says:

    We do need a more mature approach to this sensitive issue. What we witnessed last week was worse than a school playground. It was more akin to lord of the flies where all rationality and decency had completely broken down. This is not good for the victims who are caught up in all this. Disgraceful.

  106. 106
    The Original Kebab Time says:

    I tried crowd surfing at a gig over the weekend.

    Probably wasn’t the best thing to do at my niece’s 4th birthday party.

  107. 107
    1984 says:

    That’s more like it. The dead can’t sue.

  108. 108
    Dave Camoron (one-term PM) says:

    I’m also going to force you to accept lower wages and higher crime, when I let up to 29 million Rumanians and Hungarians into Britain in January 2014.

    Remember the Polish invasion of 2004? The invasion I’m orchestrating will be worse. Much worse.

    Guffff-haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw!

    Toodle pip!

    PS: jolly-well remember to vote Conservative in 2015.

  109. 109
    Newsnight says:

    Tonight on Newsnight! We reveal the name of a senior politician who some guy down the pub told us he heard from a mate of his had molested his cousin in 1942.

  110. 110
    Ed Inquirydemand says:

    I Demand an enquiry into the wyth tha some bloggers are ndeed blagger and get thwee phoneth
    Thurley Mithter Thpeaker only honourable memberth thould have thutch privelidgeth

  111. 111
  112. 112
    Denis MacShane says:

    Fatchur made me do it.

  113. 113
    Dr Pontefract Lowcut says:

    LOL! srsly, funny u shd say dat! <3

    Sent from the Theatre on my iphone.

  114. 114
    The BBC are mongs says:

    Yeah. How much did that Rickshaw challenge cost to stage?

    All those police? All the outriders? The support crew? The economic damage caused by the traffic delays (you saw the queues behind them?). Plus the hotel bills.

    Wouldn’t it have been better to just give a wodge of cash to Children in Need?

    (answer: yes).

  115. 115
    NFC says:

    I bought a brand new Nokia clam type about 5 years ago, It cost me £20 with £5 free air time, still going strong and I find if you can resist the urge to hurl it against walls it’s great for telephone communication.

  116. 116
    Tom Watson, in no way partisan says:

    1942? Wasn’t that when Thatcher and the Tories were in power?

  117. 117
    Ken Clarke says:

    Shome mishtake, snorely. I voted for Joe Davis.

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    I’m with XXX here. Gave up mobile phones some years back when I realised they were a recipe for endless expense and pointless chatter. Life is peaceful and I feel happier for the change. If anyone wants me to have one of these infernal things, they can buy me one. It’ll be an amusing relic within twelve months.

  119. 119
    BodMot says:

    Philip Schofield named new boss of BIJ!

  120. 120
    Andrew Pierce says:

    Not only that, but Google’s phones are made in China by poor workers who are in working conditions that are tantamount to slavery.

    Sent from my iPhone.

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    The company I worked for let us keep our Nokia 6310i’s when made redundant. One of the best corporate phones ever, amazing battery life.

  122. 122
    Pdo'sRuS@BBC says:

  123. 123
    BBC stand-in something or other says:


    We haven’t had the time to let our viewers an listeners know about Margaret’s tiny oversight.

  124. 124
    Ehtch says:

    More Red Blooded Women on vimeo here, to show that they have actually got a brain on each of them, in case you think I was making fun, with them,

  125. 125
    Reginald says:

    Don’t resign him ffs that would be another million quid down the swanny. It would have been much cheaper to keep Entwistle on full pay and put him on office tea boy duties and a lot more useful.

  126. 126
    cross party consensus says:

    You’re so naive.

  127. 127
    Ehtch says:

    Bollocks to it, might as well make a good job of it, might as well post a pic of my daughter getting on with things in life, working in some part of the workd, it changes every six months or so, here she is looking after travellers from this country in around the Med, last she told me, She could be anywhere now, Oz even, ready for the brit rush. Given up asking her these days, it is all confusing for an old fella like me,

    She’s the blonde one with the teeth, bu the way, halfish welsh, quarter oirish and AHEM!, quarter engkish Eltham Saff Lahndahn. A hell of a girl she is, but I would say that, wouldn’t I, being her suffering Dad.

  128. 128
    Ehtch says:

    Loads, no doubt friend.

    And don’t tell me that beeb ex-employees don’t get a cut as directors in these charities. Money for old rope for themselves it is. Con merchants the lot of them are. Need shooting, the lot of them.

  129. 129
    Imagine being molested by an obese nonce says:

    So did Cyril Smith diddle some kids? It’s ok, he’s dead. No risk of libel action.

  130. 130
    1984 says:

    Are you sure you’re posting to the right site? This isn’t mumsnet.

  131. 131
    Jimmy says:

    The tories appear to be recycling their Bradford West candidate. Obviously expecting a similar triumph.

  132. 132
    daffy taffy says:

    What kind of a nutjob posts his daughter’s photo on the internet ffs?

  133. 133
    Paxo'd to buggery says:

    Poor old George, I miss him dreadfully.

  134. 134
    stroppycow-gooner4ever!!!!!! says:

    Tom Watson – download the ape…..

  135. 135
    AC1 says:

  136. 136
    1984 says:

    The Tories are expecting another ‘Respect’ victory in a Labour safe seat?

  137. 137
    AC1 says:

    Sent from my iPad (in First Class {thx trust-fund})

  138. 138
    Ehtch says:

    And by the way, Matt Monro is a hero of me, a true honest man he was, so, two song for you all same thinking as I am, hankies at the ready for the first one. Why do the good die young? Stange it is, therefore I havn’t got much time left, but I hope I am the exception, that is if I am “good”…

    Michael Caine and Benny Hill in this, Torino, Italia,

    OK, so it is some englishman in his Alfa Romeo down the english coast somewhere, so?

  139. 139
    AC1 says:

    If the BBC wasn’t left-wing they’d be blaming it on the wave of uncontrolled immigration from Poland during the Blair/Brown despotism.

  140. 140
    Sally Madcow says:

    I would if I had one.

  141. 141
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m the new Director General of Peppa Pig World, it’s the shite thing to do.

  142. 142
    AC1 says:

    Shockingly they forgot to put anything about the Committee chair’s hypocrisy!

    I’m sure AlJabeebya will fix this, after all they get nearly 4 billion quid a year.

  143. 143
    Jerzy says:

    Is it ‘cos i is black?

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    I’m disappointed there wasn’t an accompanying episode of Mr Ed for our entertainment.

  145. 145
    Ehtch says:

    Jealousy will get you nowhere. Anyway, she has friends in high places, and it is on her faceless front page anyway you fucking numbnut! Do you think I am that stupid? don’t answer that….

  146. 146
    Ehtch says:

    1984 – you have hit it right on the head of the nail there, but have slightly missed. I want more mumsnet on here, to bother their married consciousness’. If the torys can carry on, why can’t a leftie like me have a bit on the side, ey?

  147. 147
    stroppycow-gooner4ever!!!!!! says:

    You DO – ffs woman!!

  148. 148
    Justin Poofy Boots. says:

    That phone is for gays. Nothing beats a manly iphone in a nice lilac tone.

  149. 149
    The Odious Denis MacShame says:

    I’m going to prison.

  150. 150
    Winnie the Pooh says:

  151. 151
    Ehtch says:

    bugger it, might as well post Jackie Lee’s song of her version of London, which she wrote in the early 1970 – Jackie of Barbarella, Rupert the Bear, Follyfoot, etc. etc. singing fame, 78 now she is, lives in Canada. She comments on this vid – I am yippitydodah there in comments, speak to her often, about “things”,

    Top drawer, ey?

  152. 152
    1984 says:

    Unfortunately, as a result of the cuts the BBC won’t be able to find time or space to draw attention to Margaret Hodge’s egregious hypocrisy. This problem of cuts is exacerbated by the massive pay-offs currently being handed out to people who were so excited at the prospect of sticking it to the Tories that they forgot they were actually supposed to check their sources.

    Because of the cuts.

  153. 153
    jgm2 says:

    Gilligan must be loving this. The BBC left him twisting in the wind when he exposed Blair’s lies.

    First he gets revenge on Labour via Livingston – now he lives to see the BBC on its knees.

  154. 154
    Just get in the car and drive says:

    Seems another serial nut case has landed, or is it Halloween revisited?.

  155. 155
    Justin Poofy Boots. says:

    A total mong who has posting tripe for a couple of days now. Nothing interesting or funny. Best leave him alone.

  156. 156
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Lord of the Flies,” my Aunt Agatha!
    Bit rich coming from the man who, as a boy, played Piggy:

  157. 157
    Ehtch says:

    woman? I’m a bloke, and welsh, and yes, learned the trade like Tom to make them across to my way of thinking, pied piper of ladies knickers in life some of us are,

    Calm down ladies. OH FOOK!, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

  158. 158
    Anne Idiot Labour Party says:

    He is desperate for attention.

  159. 159
    I demand a hysteria led inquiry says:

    Its Billys latest incarnation.

  160. 160
    Ehtch says:

    : ) nghunnghaa

  161. 161
    Anne Idiot Labour Party says:

    Desperate saddo. Try posting something interesting or funny even.

    Hope it helps.

  162. 162
    Witchy poo says:

    Fucking hilarious. I forgot about poor piggie.

  163. 163
    I demand a hysteria led inquiry says:

    Helen Flannigan nearly lasted as long as George Entwhistle.

  164. 164
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Margaret Hodge really is thick. She couldn’t work out why companies like Amazon, Google and Starbucks located to low tax countries. I don’t get her anger, Ireland is part of the EU and if a company wants to put its head office there and pay corporation tax in that Country what’s the problem?

    Here’s a thought….perhaps if we cut our taxes we might attract more big companies to pay taxes here rather than act like a mental headmistress as today. I thought she was rude and arrogant, she would have been better off having a go at her ex boss McMental who bankrupted us.

  165. 165
    Gordon McBonkers says:

    My balls still ache – and I haven’t been able to make a final decision. Perhaps the Middle’ Way might work – saw one off as suggested and smash the other with a heavy hammer.

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    Count Theunits of Intoxia says:

    Be honest. You’re a little bit squiffy aren’t you?

  167. 167
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Winston Churchill, and a coalition for the duration of the war. But he obviously was a nonce too, you can tell by the poofy way he pronounthed hith eth’th. Have the Tories been covering up for him these past 70 years, Fat Bastard? We know you’re just the man for the job of blowing the lid off these things!

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    Desperate Dan says:


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    The Hidden Engineer says:

    Keep up the good work, break as many as you like. Some of the work was actually done in the UK. That is despite your attempts to ruin our electronics industry here.

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    I demand a hysteria led inquiry says:

    “The organisation aims for its output and editorial processes to be a masterclass, a gold standard for 3 minute google based journalism of this kind.”

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    ewe must be joking says:

    fuck me, another welsh lothario, that’s all we fucking need.

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    imagine there's no nionces, imagine if you can says:

    no thanks.

  173. 173
    Anonymous says:

    BWP, blogging whilst pissed.

  174. 174
    George says:

    Something’s happened at the Office and I can’t put my finger on it but someone is eventually going to say something I think.
    I also heard recently that we may be moving to Salford it’s probably just a rumour.

  175. 175
    Abigail says:

    I had an Alfa Spider back in South Africa and that was not an Alfa.

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    not a machine reloaded says:

    Quote of the day post select commite from sky journo repeated by Jon Craig “even google couldn,t find the answers”. Despite the chairs own tax revelations as erm difficult , I have never been happy with some of the things she let slip through , particulary from Huhne when in office , but that aside when she started demanding calling someone who could give her answers rather than evasions , and some of the more obtuse inquireis such as which web site generates sales and wheres the profit before tax for each , made him look all the more evasive .
    perhaps it isnt the time for irony but looking back dont all that trade by Blair and mandelson and the globalisation rubbish now look a bit , well utterly wrong and thats been kind . Sure you want things like markets and access to them , that is my understanding of trade of the sort that classic economic thinking outlined as wealth . You clearly dont want trade that effectively reduces tax take by profitless growth whilst channeling cash in clever schemes to those places where you locate your HQ to make the best silo ,in a continental debt crisis .All done under labours watch of course via legislation . I believe in competition , but as we have seen from the questions the select commite attempted today , starving a country whilst dominating the market is about as anti Adam Smiths early thoughts going into the industrial revolution , as one could possibly get .
    I might ponder why Dave Nick ,Vince and George hadnt got it in there manifestos so bloody obvious it is .

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    Makka Pakka says:


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    David Camerbrown says:

    Lessons learned, draw a line under going forward and getting a grip. What more do you want?

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    not a machine reloaded says:

    Guido never mind the app, your getting downgraded on the search engine , you have gone from top slot to number 6 in 2 weeks

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    Gog says:

    We don’t want the twats round here

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    Gordon Brown says:


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    not a machine reloaded says:

    Yes but I didnt go to public school nor do I have degree in ecnomics , all I can say Blair must have convinced them all utterly …

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    If child benefit is removed from “rich” parents why do we still pay for Blair etc.

    If it is right that a wealthy person should be treated unequally, then take away the benefits and security for politicians who are wealthy. Especially the ones that transfer to the EU gravy train.

  184. 184
    Witch-King of Angmar says:

    Send forth all legions

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    Saffron says:

    Interesting comments by Andrew Gilligan and I think he is on the right track,in that the BBC is awash with layers of managers.
    Why do you think the executive require these layers,well believe it or not to protect themselves.
    I have worked in private companies all my life until retirement and have sat on numerous executive boards mainly in the chemical/pharma industry as an engineer.I have seen a few instances were high fliers tried to pass the buck but were found out and appropriate action was taken.
    When I look at this BBC debacle and see the buck being passed around I think it is appalling.
    If they were telling me that they know they have failed miserably in their exec/management structures then I would be asking them how they failed to keep up with the real world.
    We as a nation should be demanding to know in years past as to what happened to these abused children.

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    Gifts in Kind says:

    So do you get to keep it now that you have promoted it?

  187. 187
    albacore says:

    Eureka! In an instant, all becomes clear
    We get dumber and dumber, year after year
    At last there’s a rational explanation
    For the British Broadcasting Corporation
    And all those comedians in Parliament
    They’re thick as short planks rather than being bent

  188. 188
    david dimbleby says:

    are we to infer that some of your faithful readers watch TV?

    think(sic) again – ain’t that the problem?

  189. 189
    ed martin says:

    I THINK THEREFORE I AM -somewhat puzzled

    sir – have you a point to make?

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    EdButLookBalls says:

    Alan McLadd !

  191. 191
    ed martin says:

    I THINK THEREFORE I AM -somewhat puzzled

    sir – have you a point to make?

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    You’ve just noticed?

  193. 193
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    You’ve just noticed?

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    What no Jocks? says:

  195. 195
    blub says:

    “we need politicians to be non partisan”

    They’ve always been non-partisan when it comes to covering up for nonces. That’s the problem.

  196. 196
    Bad Bad bad features says:

    Will not accept a SD card or new battery. So not future proof, of use to travellers or long lasting..just like the iphone.

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    The state will provide says:

    It’s an income for life. Once you become unusable in the broadcasting department your mates invent a non job in management for you until you take early gold plated retirement.

  198. 198
    NFC says:

    Erm, Does that mean 100% of 81% are from the UK?.

  199. 199
    A flying shoe says:

    Maybe he will get the chance to walk the corridors and fire a few of the lefty twits

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    Follower says:

    And 99% from mental institutions.

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    A flying shoe says:

    She thinks that London isn’t in England

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    Black spot says:

    No. It means that no one in Wales, Scotchland and NI follow her and most loonies that do are based in London England.

  204. 204
    Abbott World says:

    Fatbot’s Tweet Map. She has more followers in Oz (0.5) than she does in Africa or South America!HackneyAbbott

  205. 205
    Outcast says:

    0.1 followers in Jamaica. Little wonder she is over here then.!HackneyAbbott

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    Anonymous says:

    Yentob inadvertantly gave the game away on Newsnight. He said that Gormless George deserved his payoff because he had given up a “safe” job to become DG. Great insight into the management culture at the beeb.

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    AC1 says:

    The purpose of trade is to allow people to make themselves better off, not to allow the state to rip people off while they’re doing it.
    You seem to have zero knowledge of Adam Smith.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Harsh but…

  211. 211
    Anonymous says:

    These stupid fuckwits we call MPs are going to chase away big companies who employ many many people. That is more important and more cost effective to the Nation than whatever taxes they pay. Fucking imbiciles !

  212. 212
    Ray Sist says:

    What, no West Indian mothers who would go to the wall for their children ??

  213. 213
    The Libor party says:

    Get, a grip, learn the lessons, draw a line under it and move on.

    The B£iar/Campbell mantra.

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    Jimmy says:

    Keep telling yourself it was a safe seat if it makes you feel better.

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    NFC says:

    The trending word is LITIGATION Sally.

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    nadine's big fat hairy blue veined udders says:

    could you please completely rewrite your post and reduce the number of words by 99%.

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    Habeas corpus says:

    I detest the thought of Abu Qatada dodging justice at the expense of the British taxpayer no more than the rest.

    But I have always had this nagging doubt. If he is such a bad man and we Britain have the evidence of this, why have we not made him argue his case in a British court under British law?

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    Ehtch says:

    ed martin. Who is sadder? One who has spawned a life beating daughter, or someone like you.

    Since you have wound me right up to the hilt, I will play the song that I play to my daughter, to teach her about simple kife, since I have been doing since she was young. But it has got to be in one’s DNa, may I say, not learnt overnight.

    Can i Siân bach fi, baban yn fy llaw, un amser,
    (eng trans: Song for my little Siân, once upon a time just a babe in my arms)

    wipe tear.


  219. 219
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Because he’s wanted in his own Country. We should just stick him on a plane. Got really pissed off with Shami Chakrabarti on Newsnight. She’s sat there ranting away at Peter Bone, he’s an elected MP with a mandate, she fronts an organisation of 10,000 with no political mandate.

    If she wants to change the law she should get elected first.

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    Skin Cat Alternative Method. says:

    Could we not ask a more “understanding” EU country to issue a European Arrest warrant and for them to send him to his homeland to face Justice?

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    Hawkeye says:

    I’m no fan of the hypocrite Hodge but in the version I saw she was representing the UK against a bunch of scoundrels! She had worked it out only too well and was f*cked off with their obvious obfuscation, pretence of ignorance, and lying! The response of the company spokesmen was so disrespectful to us that they deserved more than Hodge gave them.
    The issue is not where a company locates its head office per se, but that certain companies with overseas bases can use questionable accounting devices to transfer their UK profits overseas and dodge UK corporation tax while gaining unfair advantage over solely UK-based companies. Companies cannot simply choose where they pay corporation tax. It is liable on profits made on trade in a country.
    These companies are making profits here, no matter how well disguised, and they would not simply abandon the UK and these profits, somewhat reduced, if we closed the loopholes and made them play fair. Even if they did, they would be creating a gap in the market for other companies, potentially UK-based, to fill with an even greater number of jobs.

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    Ehtch says:

    Are you millionaire, or hoping to be a millionaire, inherited I don’t mind, she’s yours, as long as you pass myu basic astrology test with birth signs – found that works best matchmaking. If not you might not line up on the astral plane, you might do with her dark haired mate iberian penninsula extraction Sophia, you never know.

    Anyway, she has loads of available friends like them both, horses for courses and all that bullshit. But if you are interested in my Siân, come into my study and puff cigars and swig whiskey/whisky, and discuss things….

    cough!, don’t i believe I posted that, but still. I must be getting soft in my older age.

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    Let's do it. says:

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    It's is rites ain't it. says:

    Because your New Labour friends destroyed the sensible rule of Law in Britain Lord Sugar

  225. 225
    Ehtch says:

    “Be brave now Sianny bach, I have checked him up, and he is right for you, so fight for him, give him everything you have got, and if he has any problems our clan is ready, he is my family now, just like you, fight fight your corner in life, don’t take any bullshite”.I whispered in her lug ‘ole that night…

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    Dale Winton says:

    Oh I say

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    Reckon he should be rehomed to a terrace in Bradford.

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    Hawkeye says:

    Excellent point, namr. On this occasion certainly worth the effort of wading through the language barrier.

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    Hawkeye says:

    But people can only build wealth from trade conducted in an orderly environment with infrastructure and protection provided by states, eg in the environment and infrastructure that built the British Empire protected by the British Navy and alliances. Without a cut of the profit there is no state to provide infrastructure, order and protection.

  230. 230
    mrjohn says:

    Smart phones, stupid people

  231. 231
    Hawkeye says:

    The Peter Principle pops up again!

  232. 232
    Malaysian boutique owner says:

    Yeah, we did too!

  233. 233
    Anonymous says:

    Did the offer of a phone at all influence the copy that appeared under the photograph? BE careful otherwise the BBC will subject you to a full newsnight grilling …

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    Bee bee sea says:

    By rights the bbc should lose its broadcasting licence over all its recent disasters. But Labour and Lord Patsy will ensure it stays safe. The government should just privatise it and let it compete commercially the same way ITV and all the other channels have to.

  236. 236
    Tom Watson says:

    It’s official: the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012 is OMNISHAMBLES.

    (refer Conservative led coalition)

  237. 237
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Except C4 news, who have zero adverts in their fake advert slots, but they can afford to pump out their crappy socialist hate rants against the Tories, because of public money.

  238. 238
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Saw that alien yentob on NN last night, and boy can he waffle.

    How on earth do they get away with it?

    E mateless at the end of their chat actually said to him “Thanks very much for comming in”

    WTF! The tosser’s paid hundreds of thounsands of pounds to work there FFS.

  239. 239
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    David Cameron: “I look forward to working with Barack Obama for the next four years.”

    Two years, Dave, two years.

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    1984 says:

    Except that England’s navy was successfully protecting the state and the industrial revolution was under way long before the introduction of Income Tax.

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    Pissed Off says:

    I doubt if “hard man” Dave will last another 6 months.

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    SL4 PPA says:

    What does “litigation” mean? It’s got more than four letters!

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    Coffeeeeeee says:

    “Companies cannot simply choose where they pay corporation tax.’ – OF COURSE THEY CAN!

    “they would be creating a gap in the market for other companies,” hmmmm……..the reason Starbuck exists is because uk based taxpaying companies were not filling the gap that Starbucks has filled – you could not get a decent cup of coffee in many major cities 20 years ago

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    I predict a riot says:

    Because of the spineless nonentities in government.

  245. 245
    1984 says:

    Hodge does not represent the UK. She represents a) herself and b) Labour in that order.

  246. 246
    Trev Skint says:

    So what’s this free-market-supporting government going to do about rigging of wholesale gas prices?

    Where are you Prime Minister?

  247. 247
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    The 28 it appears, were not ‘climate scientists’ or even ‘climate experts’.

    The 28 were a collection of rent seeking special interests, environmental pressure groups, a couple of ‘convinced’ scientists and a green overseer from the American government.

    No wonder the BBC refused to reveal, just who is driving their environmental policy.

  248. 248
    Wibbly Wobbly Dave says:

    Chillaxing. Where else?

  249. 249
    1984 says:

    Furthermore – at three quid a cup – it cannot be beyond the wit of a UK-based company to compete at that kind of mark-up. Except obviously it is.

    I see Starbucks as the bell-weather for the end of recession in the UK. Until the UK population regains control of its senses and refuses to pay three quid for a cup of fucking coffee then there are clearly too many people getting too well paid who have lost sight of the value of money. For the recession to end Starbucks must go ba*nk*ru*pt.

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    tube_thumper says:

    o2 sent you one to check out did they?

    What vrap. your ego is nearly as big as your fat gut you twat eyed twot

  251. 251
    1984 says:

    Gave up on his posts long ago.

  252. 252
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Police commissioner elections will end ‘cosy’ relations with officials, says minister

    Damian Green promises that oath of impartiality will ensure commissioners will act on behalf of all constituents.

    John Prescott took an oath to be faithful to his wife!!

  253. 253
    Abu Qatada says:

    I honestly cannot believe how absolutely useless you fuckers are. You pay for me to stay here for years so that I can slag you off. This couldn’t happen in any other country. What a fucking joke.

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    1984 says:

    John Prescott? Oath of impartiality?

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha [wheezing fit, regains breathing…] ahahahahahahaha….

  255. 255
    1984 says:

    It’s proof that God is a muslim. What other explanation would a muslim come to?

  256. 256
    D.MAIL says:

    Eric Pickles, Communities Secretary, was asked if he had voted for Ms Dorries to be buried alive. “Yes, phone on speed dial,” he replied.

  257. 257
    1984 says:

    just who is driving their environmental policy.

    Their pension fund trustees apparently. They’re heavily invested in the green subsidy industry.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s all the BBC top knobs being interviewed, and they are all saying that all will be o.k.. So would I if I was earning £300 – 400k a year.
    Someone should list all of the executives, senior managers etc., so we can see the size of it all. Maybe Philip Schofield could produce a list.

  259. 259
    Your Lord Leveson says:

    ” What is an App? “

  260. 260
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Leveson was heard to ask.

    ” How did Canute stop the tide? “

  261. 261
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    My copy/paste of it is waiting moderation!

  262. 262
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    November 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    The NoTW exposed p4edos.
    The BBC employs them.

  263. 263
    Boom boom says:

    Don’t forget “Jon Plowman, Head of Comedy”

  264. 264
    Anonymous says:

    Gilligan for DG!

  265. 265
    Anon E Mouse says:

    “the top of the class Android phone available”.

    Really ? with only 16Gb storange and no SD Card, I’d say no even though the Nexus will have the latest Android OS. Please try harder.

  266. 266
    Man with rusty Swingometer says:

    Labour since 1923 except for 1931-33. I’d say that was fairly safe.

  267. 267
    JH3 says:

    Er, no, taxpayers extorted to fund Council’s largesse hoisted by said Council’s petard.

    The Council has no money of its own, none.

    If they sell ‘services’ that money should go back to the taxpayer as rebates – the taxpayer provided the capital, they get the reward.

  268. 268
    JH3 says:

    Yup, I keep mine as an emergency phone. Battery lasts about 3 weeks with moderate use.

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    JH3 says:

    We do not face any serious external threats.

    The main threats to free movement, association, trade and prosperity are:

    1. Resurgent Islam, frantically imported by ‘The State’
    2. The State itself, and it’s clients.

    The State is far too big. It should be cut back to a maximum of 30% of GDP.

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    JH3 says:

    It certainly didn’t feel like it was last time I was there.

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    JH3 says:

    Anything to say, Jimmy?


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    Ehtch says:

    Anne Idiot LP – don’t think you get me, do you? Some are sour, some are sweet, but I like people that get me, as in a dish of sweet and sour pork, who can look at both sides, jumping either side of the fence for a look. It is called some sort of perverted artisrty, I suppose, and some say.

    A peculiar, maybe healthy, way of looking at life. There has got to be some like us about, otherwise life will be boring.

  273. 273
    Ehtch says:

    Justin Poofy Boots – climate change observation, buy it’s app, if it’s available, but maybe not – have you noticed the leaves have fallen a few weeks late this year.

    Dylan, who is hundred semi-mortal next year might have to change his line in wherever he is “October lay leaved with October blood”, on his poem on his birthday, as here, read by the old soak himself, years ago, on the radio,

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