November 18th, 2012

Tory Minister Complained About Thea

The BBC’s Nick Robinson said he was taken by complete surprise when he learnt that his producer had been poached by the Chancellor George Osborne to beef up his dismal telly image. She was, Guido noted at the time, seen drinking with the Treasury team into the early hours at Tory party conference. Many Tories were rather surprised given that Thea Rogers worked for Labour in 2005.

Things might be a bit tense if Thea has to deal with Transport Minister Mike Penning, he once put in an official complaint about Rogers and former Labour cabinet minister James Purnell. The row even made it into Tory press releases

See also: Craig Oliver’s Late Night Lobby Briefing


  1. 1
    jamie says:

    Poached, beef? Is this a recipe?

  2. 2
    Ferrro Roche says:

    With all ze posts you are spoiling us

  3. 3
    @Sally Bercow's little man indoors says:

    After she’s had a hot bath Sally treats me to poached beef curtains.

  4. 4

    There’s a very small gene-pool in the Westminster Village.

    Not healthy.

  5. 5
    jgm2 says:

    She’s got a great figure but the T*ries must be thinking with their cocks to allow a former bedwetter accomplice access.

    Unless it’s so they can deliberately supply her with misinformation to leak to Labour.

  6. 6
    Roscoe Rules says:

    The current Conservative cabinet keep their friends close and their enemies on the back bench.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    “The current cabinet keep their friends close and their Conservative enemies on the back bench.”

    There, fixed that for you.

  8. 8
    jgm2 says:

    And leaking misinformation won’t work because Labour has spent 13 years inserting their spies and accomplices at every level of the civil servie. She’ll soon be spotted as an unreliable source compared to the constant streams of information leaked at every other point.

  9. 9
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

  10. 10
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Libor have spent a lifetime insinuating sneaks, leaks and geeks into every crevice of the civil service.

  11. 11
    Fumm says:

    Does Sarah Teather understand that a worker would need to earn a salary of £34500 p.a. to take home £500 per week, the figure she brands as immorally low amount for housing benefit?

    The country is beyond fucked when you have people like Teather making policy

  12. 12
    jgm2 says:

    She is plankton.

  13. 13
    Engineer says:

    Indeed – positively incestuous. How long do we have to wait until the resulting genetic defects cause their early demises, and allow some fresh, healthy blood into positions of influence?

  14. 14
    albacore says:

    Osborne needs his telly image beefed up?
    What, so he can sell us another pup?
    He’d save everyone a great heap more sorrow
    By reciting these words: “I must NOT borrow!”

  15. 15
    @Sally Bercow says:

    I think the allegations made by the Labour MP Tom Watson,which prompted an investigation by the BBC that caused massive speculation as to which Tory Politician they were talking about and led to me pointing everyone in the direction of an innocent man was,
    A Tory conspiracy.

  16. 16
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Which only goes to show that he who Rogers last, Rogers best?

  17. 17
    jgm2 says:

    Indeed. And a completely political move by the T*ries to target you Sally.

    Is she really so thick that she cannot see the irony? Is this is one of those Freudian projection things again?

  18. 18
    jgm2 says:

    The banality of evil.

  19. 19
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Plankton is more intelligent.

  20. 20
    John Prescott says:

    Up yours everyone I’ve just got the job of commissionaire at the Cleethorpes grand hotel.

  21. 21
    Jonathan Aitkin says:

    Her c*unt is a mile wide. I’ve been there.

  22. 22
    The Plankton Parliament says:

    We resent being compared to Sally Bercow.

  23. 23
    albacore says:

    Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings
    And little fluffy chicks and ducklings
    They’ll soon all be scrapping like rats in a sack
    Wonder who’ll be next for a knife in the back?

  24. 24
    Gary Glitter says:

    How much to fuck the receptionists/waitresses/dogs/cats? Dogs and cats are my first choice.

  25. 25
    Engineer says:

    Thinking about it, I’ll qualify that slightly. Some of the 2010 Conservative MP intake does think for itself from time to time, and does act stroppy on occasion. This makes a pleasant change – compare and contrast with the 1997-2010 Labour backbenches, which (with one or two exceptions) did exactly what Tony and Gordon told them to almost all the time.

    I think we need a few more stroppy back-benchers, especially ones with non-political achievements and backgrounds. 1922 committee, take note, please.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    If truth be known it is a Deck Hand on the New Brighton Ferry

  27. 27
    Roscoe Rules says:

    For fucks sake,now even Rod Hull is being accused of sticking his hand up some birds arse.

  28. 28
    And indict Blair says:

    To add to all of this

    I have just seen Blair talking about the Middle East FFS

    After the disaster of the Irak War which have produced an Iran leaning Irak

    And leading Britain into a financial meltdown and geleranlised financial crime

    And presiding over the continuing colonisation of Palestine and now war

    I am staggered that anyone listens to a word from this discredited walking disaster…

  29. 29
    Selohesra says:

    A real gentleman would not discus such things – I suspec you are an imposter

  30. 30
    Old Etonian says:

    Another G & T please lardarse

    there’s a good chap…

  31. 31
    Jack says:

    Rod who?

    Is he another unknown celebrity?

  32. 32
    The Land of the Politically Correct and Mendacious says:

    It’s all local politics mate…Teather represents Brent(London)…therefore her constituents will be mostly on housing benefits and £26,000 pa will get you zilch even in Brent as landlords obviously are out to make as much as they can from rentals(and why not if the government is stupid enough to keep paying the inflated rents).. AND of course it is totally UNREASONABLE to expect people to travel a few miles to where they work as it’s their ‘uman rights innit to live in their community …?

  33. 33
    Gideon hasn't a clue about what is happeneing says:

    We are going into a triple dip now

    So we need a nice bit of floosy to wash it all down…

    Triple tip triple dip triple dip

    Now repat after me…

  34. 34
    The Bar Steward at the back of the life raft says:

    I ‘ll have you all know that I work for Cunard mate

  35. 35
    Little Sarah Blather says:

    The Libdem position has always been clear. Those who are in work should be prepared to pay their taxes to fund the lifestyles of those who choose not to work. It’s only fair.

  36. 36
    J Purnell says:

    I am James Purnell

    I used to be this girl’s lover

    After having been the BBC’s head of corporate planning

    But I am now another Revolving Door and Senior Adviser Public Policy

    for the Boston Consulting Group

    As you all know, we at New Labour have influence peddling in our genes

    We are taxis for hire for any lobbyist…

    and have no integirity whatsoever

  37. 37
    Sue Brown says:

    Nobinson is an arsehole. Get it up you.

  38. 38
  39. 39
    The Tit in Number 10 says:

    What-ho everyone! Fresh from my triumphs with Police Commissioners, Abu Qatada and windmills, it’ll now be obligatory to promote fudge-packing to primary school children.

    Vote Tory!


  40. 40
    Gooey Blob says:

    It could be worse. Imagine having Ed Balls as chancellor.

  41. 41
    The times they are a changing says:

    Liebour, Librubbish, Camorons Cons, no difference, even trying to get a sliver of paper between them is impossible, still 2015 or earlier will get eally Ed in and we will have armageddon soon after, buy your wheelbarrows early to avoid the rush and price changes and taxes.

  42. 42
    Sir William W says:

    Number of people to whom Osborne’s policies are important: 60,000,000

    Numbrr of people to whom Osborne’s media image is important: 2

  43. 43
    Andrew Marr says:

    Appointing Tony Blair to fight for peace is like getting Jimmy Saville to fuck for Virginity.

  44. 44
    Gooey Blob says:

    Ah, Mr Purnell. Labour’s next PM. Any plans to return to the Commons in 2015, or are you going to leave it until Labour have been in opposition for 3 or 4 terms?

  45. 45
    Ms Take says:

    Now children,today we will learn that your ‘dirty penny’ isn’t just for pooing out of.

  46. 46
    Gooey Blob says:

    You have a far better chance of witnessing Elvis Presley crash-land an UFO on the Loch Ness monster than you have of ever seeing Ed Miliband as PM.

  47. 47
    Algy says:

    Rupert, you still haven’t lent me your boots to try.

  48. 48
    Elvis says:

    I’ve been way out. Uh-huh. Dig the kilt, cats!

  49. 49
    Times Reader says:

    I always preferred Charlie Brown to Rupert Bear, here’s today’s:

  50. 50
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel to prove to your Brent electorate just how ‘in touch’ you are ??

  51. 51
    Shady Florida owner of Carnival says:

    No wonder we were able to buy them for a song

  52. 52
    And continues. says:

    Oh what a night it was, it really was such a night…

  53. 53
    dunstall says:

    It wont make the slightest difference in 2015 shes a gonna like most of her 52 colleagues

  54. 54
    Brent Parasitic Scumbag says:

    Sarah Teather for PM!

  55. 55
    jgm2 says:

    There’s be no double-dip with Balls. He’d use the Mugabe approach to economics. Simply get inflation up to eight figures and increase ‘growth’ by tens of millions of percent a year.

  56. 56
    Lord Sacks of Shit says:

    Nuke the Dagos now! : ers & politicians

    The dual-citizen bankers are doing G_d’s work! – looting the Goy.


  57. 57
    Guido Schmido says:

    Send Cock!

  58. 58
    Ed Miliionaireband says:

    TOAST !!

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    the financial legacy of 2012 is a 4million deal door for bliar.brazil.

  60. 60
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Perhaps she thinks she’s working for a Labour chancellor? After all nothing Osborne has done so far makes me think he’s a Tory. Spending up, taxes up and the economy tanking.

    I think he’s Gordon Brown in disguise.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    the dogs and cats n the east are regarded as children in the west.

  62. 62
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Or Gordon Brown to tell the world how to run an economy.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    if mugabe is a gazillionaire then his growth has been a million percent.
    what if he sure for DFrame.ation.
    or even sued.

    global lootin,
    it’s in season.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    I take it that’s kosher beef curtains?

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    As amusing as me…..

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    the world sleeps, but some are waking up to a stagger.
    when money talks, blair speaks.

  67. 67
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    So Osbourne has hired a Labour cuckoo? Not very bright that! At least it show’s the BBC is a sinking ship. A good time to get out of fiddler city.

  68. 68
    @John Bercow says:

    I must say Sally has been very affectionate lately, getting all cuddly and calling me her ‘big strong protector’ and suchlike.
    Think I might been in for a good fucking *Smiley Face*

  69. 69
    The Libor party says:

    Could you possibly share with us the cunning plan you have to rectify the clusterfuck situation we left behind ?

  70. 70
    Charon says:

    Nice t*ts though!

  71. 71
    Labour Right says:

    Can we all stop talking about politics please. I wept hot tears when I saw the face of that nice Mr Prescott when he lost his election to be a police commissioner. It’s not fair and it’s not funny. Oh no, I’ve gone again.

  72. 72
    Some Twat up North says:

    James Purnell turned up in my local once, a real ale pub.
    he had a Guinnes with his Spad and eulagised about us locals and how quaint we were.

    We told him he was a C*nt and he left.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    ……………….no. of ppl thinking about debt. 60..,whatever.
    no. of ppl who want to see the debt king on our notes……2

    imagine image of osborne on our 50 pund note and we will understand that
    money = debt. debt has been sanctified by the image of the queen.

  74. 74

    Wouldn’t you be happier living in OX5 2QQ ?

  75. 75
    Tracey Gobjob says:

    Could we get a cheap room John?

  76. 76
    up yours parky! says:

  77. 77
    A Dwarf says:

    I think her knees are hot!

  78. 78
    Prick Clogg says:

    The voters of Sheffield Hallam know they can trust me. When they kick me out in 2015 I will fight for them as an EU Commissioner.

  79. 79
    Sleepless in Gaza says:

    Fuck me! It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep around here.

  80. 80
    Tachybaptus says:

    She won’t thank you for mucking about with her aspect ratio. You’ve made her look quite porky.

  81. 81
    Perplexed Blogger says:

    Could you also supply the translation.

  82. 82
    Sue Brown- I have rights too. says:

    Nobinson is a four eyed labour arselicker.

  83. 83
    Gordon Brown says:

    Has anyone seen my good eye?

  84. 84
    Gary Lineker says:

    I saw the Gazza Strip up for sale on e-Bay.Next thing he’ll be selling his England caps.

  85. 85
    John Prescott says:

    I ave very good job as commissionaire at posh bed bug and breakfast establishment on Cleethorpe seafront I’ll have thee kno.
    That reet our Pauline intit.

  86. 86
    A man says:

    That would be the wooden one. The other one’s definitely evil.

  87. 87
    Blowing Whistles says:

    What is He Brew for ‘fuck you’ – Truth me! truth me!

    Some people can’t take a joke ‘cos it gets perhaps too near to the truth.

  88. 88
    pink tourmaline says:

    Well she doesn’t look as though she’ll be any good at cutting budgets!

  89. 89
    Joey Barton says:

    still beating the wife up, Saint Gary?

  90. 90
    You can accuse Giddy Osborne of many things, but being intelligent isn't one of them. says:

    It’s not the smartest move. A bit like Churchill hiring Rudolf Hess as his Armaments Minister.

  91. 91
    AC1, 24/7 arse bandit says:

    For the love of G_d, send cock!

  92. 92
    IMHO says:

    Isobel Gordon

  93. 93
    Blowing Whistles says:

    It is in “The public interest” and published so stop trying to conceal this:- Cross party Political, police, local government and press ‘cover up':-

  94. 94
    Slutty Sally says:

    You know your new crappy Landrover? Well, you might have to sell it PDQ because we’re about to get a fuck-off big bill.

    *sweet innocent come-hither look*

  95. 95
    Gordon Brown ..the never forgotten years...period says:

    just looking at the kisser does it for me …

  96. 96
    Aunt Hilda says:

    unfortunately given the legendary stupidity of the great unwashed I hope thats not a premonition

  97. 97
    I don't want to share the same air as the Labour voting dogshite says:

    Robinson is being knobbed. Ha ha ha.

  98. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Robinson’s been working for Osbourne for years, why shouldn’t she as well?

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    He brew a cuppa.

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Carpet burns?

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    that is funny.
    roscoe riles and rules.

  102. 102
    Mornington Crescent says:

    [Adjusts moniker, zips up fly]

    How are your new bookshelves?

  103. 103
    Calm down dear says:

    whatever happened to Toot-toot?

  104. 104
    only arseking says:

    Anyone know what happened to serial poster Schrodinger’s Cat? The middle-brow 8illy?

  105. 105
    Anonymous says:

    Will he sue. De.Fame.Nation.

  106. 106
    Anonymous says:

    see comment 530.
    saturday 7up.

  107. 107
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    It’s all gone very quiet over the weekend with regard to the Bercows. What’s up with Sally, has she lost her twitter finger? Maybe Speaker Bercow is trying to get more evil out of Watson. Watson himself is very quiet, maybe the labour millionaire leader has told him to stay quiet for the time being.
    Whatever, I wish the worst possible outcome to the Bercows and Watson.

  108. 108
    Ed Ballsup says:

    “Schools must not produce winners.”

  109. 109
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Maybe he is on holiday. Miaow

  110. 110
    Len McCluskey (Labour's millionaire leader) says:

    I’ve told them all to keep shut the fuck up. Ed did open his stupid mouth this morning and talk some utter bollocks about kowtowing to the EU, but I kicked him in his tiny little testes and he’s now whimpering in a corner.

  111. 111
    Mr Netanyahu says:

    8:02 pm: Hamas rocket chief Yihya Abiya was killed in an Israeli assisted martyrdom operation.

    Meanwhile, Ismail Haniyeh went into hiding. I guess his speeches about martyrdom-seeking and sacrificing for both Islam and Palestine don’t apply to him. True-believers, do as I say, not as I do.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Somebody got prior warning that he was gonna buy some extra shelving at the Ikea in Villesse, Italy, and fucking blew the place up.

  113. 113
    Anonymous says:

    money = debt.
    money is a promissary note. an IOU.

    whether we get paid up depends on whether it is relevant or appropriate to the person making the promise.

    The image of the Queen sanctifies the notion of money s debt.

    now look at the conversion of a poud in the bank converted to 7 in circulation s credit. it is not credit it is more iOU, more debt. 7 as number is about both truth and the fact that truth is hidden in plain sight.

    That connects neatly with So.vile and the fact that truth is so out.rage.ous…

  114. 114
    The savant6 says:

    Blackadder. Says :

    No. Baldrick

    We certainly. Cannot !!!

  115. 115
  116. 116
    The savant6 says:

    Schroedinger s Cat says :

    I. ve. been neutered

    And it bloodywell. Hurts !!!

  117. 117
  118. 118
    Silly Sally B13 COW says:

    Am starting to crawl out from under my rock….

  119. 119
    AC1ofThem says:

    I’m feeling randy

  120. 120
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To anony Re: Gazillionaire.

    Some years ago Bush heard that a brazilian had been murdered in London. [J Charles De Menezies]

    On hearing this Bush asked his adviser – Exactly how many is a Brazillion?

  121. 121
    restore the monasteries says:

    Very few people wanted AV,not many people want the EU and nobody wants a libdem PCC.Not alot want a mansion tax,or more baby leave. I think a pattern might be emerging.!!

  122. 122
    Fishy says:

    There’s always a spare room. Much better than over the desk

  123. 123
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To anony – you ned to be more coherent.

    Try undoing the word Mortgage – Mort / Gage – Dead / Pledge.

    Good luck.

  124. 124
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Someone stole my ‘e’ off into the ether.

  125. 125
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There’s a lot more truth to that comment there Joey. Even I had heard similar things about Saint Gary some 10 years ago.

  126. 126
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

    It ceased in the 1960’s when the landing stage was destroyed in a storm.

  127. 127
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I decline to make any further catty comments – for the moment.

  128. 128
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Research the Stern Gang terrorists … the truth is out there.

  129. 129
    Blowing Whistles says:

    What is it about Ch4 news that they give more air time to Carl [in denial that he is a comletely found out pratt] Gardner – the low-life lawyer who was AG Goldsmith’s minion?

    I’m still waiting for his libel, defamation and slander writs – eh Mr no balls!

  130. 130
    Keep Yer Feet Still Geordie Hinny says:

    So what? We aall work ferCunard up here Marra.

  131. 131
    rights and responsibilities says:

    At long last the internet may get the policing it needs thanks to this appalling smearing of the Tory peer. These morons like Bercow who think they can just post anything they want need to be taught a lesson that there are serious consequences to their unacceptable behaviour.
    Same goes for the many idiots who post offensive racist and gay-bashing comments on blogs like this one.
    The Daily Mail site has the right idea: all posts are pre-moderated so anything deemed offensive, racist, unacceptable etc can be censored before it appears on the thread.
    Let’s put the anti-social elements back in their box!

  132. 132
    Incapable Vince says:

    The Mansion Tax: a levy on aspiration, the class warrior’s sop to lefty hate and envy.

  133. 133
    Philip Scumfield says:

    But a quick, three minute search on the internet reveals everything !

  134. 134
    M Moran ( Depressed) says:

    Monday 19 November
    …Channel 4 Dispatches: Examines whether MPs are still abusing their expenses, uncovering problems with a lack of transparency and evidence that some MPs are still cashing in.

    Crack open the bolly and popcorn.

  135. 135
    fuck right off says:

    I’ve seen the future and you’re not it wanker.

  136. 136
    M Moran ( Really Depressed) says:

    Will she never learn.

  137. 137
    rights and responsibilities says:

    You should be banned for starters you uncouth little oik. People like you shouldn’t be allowed to pollute the internet and ruin it for decent people.

  138. 138
    not a machine reloaded says:

    That post assumes people may not be living in the slavery and poverty of what others legislate . When you end up with a press that just kisses ass , you kinda end up with a limited view of life ! :)

  139. 139
    albacore says:

    Come now, Master Pug, let’s not be silly
    Those boots would look cute on Tigerlily
    If you absolutely must be a cadger
    You might moot approaching that nice Bill Badger

  140. 140
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Lol !

  141. 141
    Anonymous says:

    an inflated self view….is a step….
    it is part of a demanding world.
    it takes courage to leave an e out.
    hope you don’t mind.

    in.coherance is stimulating.
    but not if content irrelevant or timing in.appropriate.

  142. 142
    rights and responsibilities says:

    It’s pathetic the way people on blogs like this are always attacking Members of Parliament and democratic politicians generally.
    These grossly unfair and highly dishonest attacks are simply attempts by extremists from both left and right to bring our system of Parliamentary democracy in to disrepute. Guido and other bloggers should exercise far more control over posts to keep out the “undesirables” and to put a stop to these vile smears against decent, hard-working politicians like William Hague on the right to Gordon Brown on the left. If the bloggers won’t do it then the authorities must take action to police the internet.
    The cesspit must be cleaned up.

  143. 143
    pink tourmaline says:

    With the help of davidbell ,leveson will once again allow MP’s to defraud the taxpayer of £millions without being exposed!!

  144. 144
    Saffron says:

    Completely O/T.
    Am more interested in what is going on re: Israel and the other lot.
    When in heavens name will this killing insanity stop.
    Personally I don’t care if two forces want to sort out their differences on a battlefield remote from the rest of us.
    However I do care if politics leads to innocent people being killed on a basis of political dogma.
    Over time we have seen this scenario again and again in that power corrupts certain elements into ruthless actions which have had and continue to have dire results.
    When oh when will we the people put an end to this past carnage which the power brokers seem to relish in for their own ends.
    Everything now seems to be in shit state and are the masses to be blamed for this?,absoluteley not in my opinion.

  145. 145
    pink tourmaline says:

    Just a thought what parliamentary democracy are you taking about? Since there is none at present!

  146. 146
    pink tourmaline says:

    I suspect for the carnage to stop someone has to cut off the funds from Iran to Hamas leaders bank accounts in swiss places!

    Of course bliar-the middle east peace officer person could try to help but suspect he’s holidaying in the bahamas at the Mo with a bottle of bollinger!

  147. 147
    Taxpayer says:

    There is a community on Brent? Who knew? Who cares?

  148. 148
    blowing cocks says:

    We’re not bothered – but it’s a cool name

  149. 149
    A music critic says:

    Utter crap

  150. 150
    A Concerned Bystander says:

    The poor poor woman. Its very very sad when you see someone so totally unsuited to what they do and continually making such a total arse of themselves. Does she have no friends at all who can give her a steer towards a happier existence in another line of work?

  151. 151
    The British Public says:

    Stay under the rock Sally. We all loath you.

  152. 152
    Casual Observer says:

    Eezrael is defending itself. 3 dead. Circa 70 dead Palestinians. A disgusting ratio.

  153. 153
    The British Public says:

    We have a wholly unacceptable political system which has been hijacked by party placemen and troughers. When MPs put the British public’s interest first and debate matters which the public are concerned about ahead of their private hobbyhorses and those things the lobbyists pay them to blather on about, then i will have some respect for them and maybe, just maybe, think about trusting them again. Till then, they can go to hell.

  154. 154
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    You are Lord Justice Leveson and I claim my five quid.
    We’re “equal-opportunity” on this blog; MP’s, judges, lawyers, the Guardian, the BBC, the NHS, pseudo-celebs, quasi-celebs, dead celebs, foreigners– you name ‘em, we defame ‘em!

  155. 155
    Netenyahoo says:

    Looks good for the forthcoming elections though, doesn’t it?

  156. 156
    The ship of fools says:

    We quite like french music.

  157. 157
    rights and responsibilities says:

    Offensive bloggers, smearing tweeters and all the other lowlife on the internet have been taught a lesson that signals an end to their anti-social and unacceptable behaviour. The lawyers have put the fear of God up these pondlife as the admirable Grace Dent writes in The Independent:

    We said Grace!!

  158. 158
    The ship of fools says:

    We doubt very much that you are decent.

  159. 159
    BBC coke head employee says:

    Shaddup and pay for my white powder!

  160. 160
    That, Ah Say, That's A Joke, Son, says:

    A science teacher trying to get a job at a Tennessee high school about a hundred years ago:
    The Principal asks: “Temmie, son, yew teach eevil-ution, or cree-ation?”
    The teacher replies: “Yew jes’ temmie whutcha wan’, ‘cuz Ah can go eether way on that deal!”

    Maybe our Thea’s politics are similar?

  161. 161
    Saffron says:

    Re Sally Ally.
    Just when is she going to cotton on as to what she writes on twitter could lead to prosecutions.
    I would expect that now she knows that loose gobs can mean that she now knows that this can lead to expenditures of moneys from her/his bank accounts.
    Will this see this loose cannon shut her trap,well we will see.

  162. 162
    Jaded Jean says:

    SHe was probably called up by the IDF.

  163. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Wherever there’s a war there’s a politician.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    A lawyer on telly this morning reckons that retweeting a libel makes you just as liable as the tweeter.

  165. 165
    The ship of fools says:

    The only people who read tweets in their raw form are other tweeters, consenting adults in the main, some of whom do it to impart and receive information but most of whom are just twats who want to overcome their insignificance by being fatuous. No-one here is interested in your pompous twaddle or censorship.

  166. 166
    A Conference Delegate says:

    I’m at the end of my Teather. Phew!!

  167. 167
    The ship of fools says:

    A lawyer without a client is not giving a considered legal opinion, he’s soliciting for trade.

  168. 168
    Sir William Waad says:

    Wanted – alive and dead – Schrodinger’s Cat

  169. 169
    Saffron says:

    Osbourne chooses a former liebour asshole,what a surprise not,osbourne is a
    prize amatuer in politics.
    He has never had a job in the real life,how in heavens name does this asshole understand what real people with real jobs are suffering now.
    These real people are hurting big time,is it their fault,no it it the fault of financial gangsters who are intent on raping countries for their ill gotten gains.
    All the three parties are complicit in this,this should mean that people should see through this corrupt system and put an end to it.
    Will sheeple do this?,probably not as they appear braindead as to what goes on.

  170. 170
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    I never spotted that.

  171. 171
    albacore says:

    Well, if the tweeter’s a huffer and puffer
    Where does that leave the mid-range and the woofer?

  172. 172
    A fine pair of lungs and I can prove it says:

    Mod! GRRRR!

  173. 173
    shaddap ya face says:

    There are a lot of people spouting off online who should be made to shut their traps. Including YOU.

  174. 174
    shaddap ya face says:

    Well a lawyer would say that wouldn’t he? More work for lawyers innit!

    If it was up to bloody lawyers none of us would be able to fart without consulting a lawyer, and paying a fat fee, first.

  175. 175
    IMHO says:

    Re-tweet of Charles Dickens, “the lawyer lies in his chamber like a maggot in a nut”.

  176. 176
    Bristolian says:

    Them thighs would make your ears sore my luvver

  177. 177
    splooge says:

    does it?

  178. 178
    Sue Brown says:

    @Rights & Responsibilities. I agree with you up to a point. The Tories are up against a nasty smear and propaganda machine. We have to fight back!

    There are very few racists and gay bashers on here. So check your facts. This is a libertarian blog which upholds free speech. Respect that. If you don’t like it. Tough.

    As for the Daily Fail, I would not waste my time reading the tripe.

  179. 179
    shaddap ya face says:

    Oh stop kvetching and shut up you tin foil hat wearing lunatic. Shit stirring idiots like you should be kicked off the internet and put in a padded cell out of harms way.

  180. 180
    shaddap ya face says:

    ship of shite
    Sounds to me sunshine, like you’re the one full of pompous twaddle. You’re certainly a twat who wants to overcome your insignificance by being fatuous.

  181. 181
    shaddap ya face says:

    Who cares what an anti-semitic Nazi like you thinks?

  182. 182
    Kunta Kinti says:

    Yes master, please may I lick your boots. Master, what ever say goes.

  183. 183
    fuck right off says:

    fuck right off

  184. 184
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Never mind eh – Sol Kerzner or one of his casino buddy’s in america might give Presclott a job as a croupier / hotel bell boy!

  185. 185
    IMHO says:

    a surround sound 5 to 1 hoofer?.

  186. 186
    JH3 says:

    Anyone who was willing to go on TV with a hairstyle like that should have been marched straight into the courtyard and shot.

    And no, I’m not talking about Bough.

  187. 187
    albacore says:

    Not so much brain-dead as in despair
    Too impotent to let themselves care
    The last straw may be, though, the shit-storm that’s brewing
    That will prove the ruling mafia’s undoing

  188. 188
    Sue Brown says:

    Alan Davies works for who? The BBC. We are expected to pay for the nasty smear machine.

  189. 189
    Blowing Whistles says:

    In various of your anonymous guises you do have the lilt of Schrody’s cat …

    Try Seven Up – 420, 510 or better still “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the fucking kitchen” Box 244 then last comment [at present No 533]

    You are Schrodingers new bookshelf and I claim my gulag made Ikea furniture.

  190. 190
    JH3 says:

    “Same goes for the many idiots who post offensive racist and gay-bashing comments on blogs like this one.”

    The thing is, the second you start using subjective words like ‘offensive’ it all goes a bit vague.

    I find the concept of a left-wing cabal in control of the media believing it has the right to influence government policy in order to channel taxpayers money into the pockets of themselves and their fellow travellers highly offensive.

    Do I get to press the ‘SILENCE THEM’ button?

    Do I? Why not?

    Gayers in particular have had a spectacular field of play in the last 20 years. They should really shut the fuck up, before anyone notices.

  191. 191
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Would an anonymous skinned one suffice?

  192. 192
    Bruce from Down Under says:

    G’day, mate.

  193. 193
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Be bothered – be afraid – be very afraid ‘cos your time is up and your tricks are over. “Get” to duper.

  194. 194
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Huh – “pre-moderation” ain’t that what a “free press” are screaming out for?

    btw – if you and those who you ‘speak for’ can’t stand the heat then stay out of this fucking kitchen.

    Admittedly some bloggers are twats – [oh …wait for the trolls to come in on that] but others know the laws better than many dirty lickspittals and trolls and that knowledge is a priceless commodity.

  195. 195
    Blowing Whistles says:

    You ARE the desperate Rupert Murdoch and I claim my £1 million for humbling you.

  196. 196
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Did he have anything to say about International war criminals and their co-conspirators?

  197. 197
    Herbert Quiff, beat poet (Please click fingers to show your appreciation) says:

    Some cats wear foil hats
    But it’s the cats that wear spats
    who take tax
    As VAT
    On tinfoil sales stats.

    You dig? (Looks at both members of the audience meaningfully).

  198. 198
    A fine pair of lungs and I can prove it! says:

    “What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.”

  199. 199
    Sue Brown says:


  200. 200
    The ship of fools says:

    Nobody should be ‘kicked off the internet’. Go and polish your jackboots.

  201. 201
    The ship of fools says:

    No, I do that by reading your shit. Doesn’t work though.

  202. 202
    The ship of fools says:

    Human beings are not really very dignified, if you think about it. It would be nice if we were.

  203. 203
    Anonymous says:

    McAlpine looking for £500,000 from ITV because his was one of the two names visible on the list handed to Dave.

    How much will the other person whose name was visible be looking for?

  204. 204
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Food glorious food …. twizzlers , tinned pies and nuggets ….. Grunaiard suddenly decides there may be a bit of a squeeze going on due to food price inflation and more people are turning to the sort of diet that leads to the sort of photos when children went up chimneys for living . Well nice try , except that previous govt issued quite few iniatives to get people eating better , so you cant discount habit or addictive foods in such an analysis . some food products have seen quite large price increases , which one hopes will lessen if we should have a better crop season . If you have some garden you could always do some grow yer own as a hedge bet , but then you are going to know how to grow stuff like grandpa used to do on the allotment and know how to cook stuff when in season , before the era of worshipping of the temple of the microwave and silver tray surprise . At one time the then MAFF produced a proper science nutritional booklet . Making yer budget work isnt quite so difficult once you conisder how you can cheapen your food bill , perhaps it does seem a bit drab to go back to the sort of programs that espouse Home Economics , with yer pinni on slaving over a hot stove etc , but if it means you can take yer family on holiday or some other treats , then should be a good thing .(que parody of M&S , this is a Labour Christmas)

    Which brings me nicely onto Daves turning of planning considerations , as he instructs the planning officials to be on a war footing , in some kind of munich rally . The UK has for some time being unable to feed itself (which is why I oppose green field and green belt developement) I think its somthing like 60% self sufficent , when you encounter years like this one where certain staples have been hit across the board , that figure clearly goes down and we hope the world market can help out , which it useually does , i say useually as new things have been happening in agriculture , Labour pushed land crops to be made into fuels (so some price inflation was bound to happen) and the crops you grow for fuels dont really cross over for direct human consumption , so you effectively are re assigning your reserves and affecting certain outcomes as regards the human food consumption market .
    The loss of green fields and greenbelt , is also an amienity loss , dog walk , pony or cycle ride , as well as being a nature loss , you see unfortunately where they want to build houses is useually productive land in its own right , doing natures magic of turning sunlight into things that form part of the food web or eco system . Although most of the leaves have fallen and the grass entering its poor stage , everyone must get , just how much more pleasent it feels when spring comes and more photsynthesis (producing Oxygen) takes place . Alas my new housing estate produces zero Oxygen (well the built on bits)no matter what the time of the year it is and I dont need much science talk to show it will continue doing so .
    so its not just a matter for swampy and co , any landgrab of green field and belt will affect your wallet , but perhaps more importantly that of yer children and grandchildren as we talking about taking useuable agricultural out of production , for some grubby lobbiest money . You only need to re phrase the question “to what developement of green belt and greenfield should be allowed to ensure that the UK has a 75% ability to feed itself and protect its self from climate shocks ?” mmmm ministry not done that calculation eh epic fail ……

    Prisoner votes …… They can affect prison legislation when there term is done , no need for it while serving and additional cost,although 45% do return for 45k per year re visit .

    AbuQuatda Given email on his post 9/11 position and desire to minister unto to the UK people , the only question is 10mn of what to be given in what manner .

    I never thought in million years that I would have to be against a conservative/coalition goverment as regards understanding the countryside and its rythms and nature. Labour did a great deal of harm by twisting certain aspects and having complete ignorance , but the conservatives …. I could weep , so superficial and disregarding have they become as to what is either best or safely possible . This is ego of power over understanding of nature , too narrow in its chronological outcome on those who understand and love the country side , and know how to work with the grain . I will wait and see if my question gets answered properly , but as it stands I choose to fight and Labour are no use either ….

  205. 205
    NE Frontiersman says:

    And there we were thinking that that hideous stick-on simper was a fairly recent feature of Brown’s charm.

  206. 206
    not a machine reloaded says:

    I never used to beleive in the tittle tattle of Lib/Lab/con , I always assumed there were checks and balances to such roots of corruption . Of course it is possible to corrupt democracy , which begs the question why hold it such high esteem if it becomes a mere unresponsive club for silver tongued scoundrels . When I raged at labour polices , I forgot to look at how the opposition were behaving and in truth they didnt act fast enough , when things like the gold was sold off or 120% morgatges appeared .

    perhaps they have had a good run of fooling all of the people all of the time eh

  207. 207

    Only 70 Pallies dead? With all the news of how the IDF are shelling and bombing Gaza, the Israelis must be crap shots. Two questions need to be asked:-

    1) How many of those 70 Palestinians are Hamas fighters firing the rockets into Israel? (we know at least one of the dead was publicly executed by Hamas in the last couple of days)

    2) With the Pallies having no anti-aircraft or anti-missile cover and next to no bomb shelters, how come only 70 people (I bet there are very few innocent civilians in that count) have been killed, given the given the Pallie accusations of indiscriminate Israeli bombing of civilian targets?

  208. 208
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Have you ever come across blogger Fabian solutions ?…. see how you feel after some of her posts

  209. 209
    IMHO says:

    What WAS the other name, hasn’t Sally tweeted it yet?.

  210. 210
    NE Frontiersman says:

    It must be the most extreme example of delayed shock known to medicine that Lord McA, having been accused of disgusting offences on the internet as many as a dozen years ago, should suddenly succumb when a mega-rich target finally took the bait.

  211. 211
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Sort of , but cant you have a dignifed liar or corrupt ?

  212. 212
    IMHO says:

    Where is Silent Bob when you need him?.

  213. 213
    LL says:

    Casual Observer thinks war is a game or is a pro palestinian anti civilization idiot and a Mussolini supporter (let me get 1000 causalities to able to sit at peace conference!).

    I suppose that for him Israel shouldn’t have rockets warning to population, Iron Dome, bunkers and medical first class response, then Casual Observer will be happy that the results are 70 v 70 deaths…
    And if Israel would have 140 deaths they can then kill 140 Palestinians…

    That is why i suppose he doesn’t care about 15000 vs 15000 just 200km up North in Syria…

  214. 214
    not a machine reloaded says:

    surprised not made it into add on pack for Angry Birds moi moi snuggles …..

  215. 215
    not a machine reloaded says:

    If saffrons right hes been bought off

  216. 216
    IMHO says:

    Lol and goodnight.

  217. 217
    not a machine reloaded says:

    mmm not that far away from thought crime

  218. 218
    not a machine reloaded says:

    (suppose it is time turn in ) goodnight

  219. 219
    albacore says:

    That’s Tories as the OFFICIAL Opposition?
    Well, being plain daft, they were in no position
    To do that for which they were being employed
    And actually earn all the perks they enjoyed
    Otherwise – Oh no! – it would be crystal clear
    They’re ALL up to their necks in what went on here

  220. 220
    Charlton Heston says:

    Good God it’s horrible

  221. 221
    Charlton Heston says:

    Good God it’s horrible

  222. 222
    It's an aggregate figure says:

  223. 223
    Households and Businesses says:

  224. 224
    Are you incompetent? says:

  225. 225
    Sage and Onion says:

  226. 226
    Lest we Forget... says:

  227. 227
    The Average LibLabCon MP says:

    I’m a firm believer in checks and balances. If you’re going to cut me any cheques, make sure your accounts have sufficient balances.

  228. 228
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Silent Bob Tracking Service says:

    He’s gone out searching for the Cat.

  229. 229
    Thea Saurus says:

    The bloke on the telly talking about this little outburst by Ms Shortypants was completely stumped for an adjective to describe the local ‘community’. After several seconds hesitation of umming and eerring, he finally selected ‘eclectic’.

    Anyone in Brent know what that means?

  230. 230
    naiveorwhat says:

    You heard it and believed it, so it must be true.

  231. 231
    Marmite says:

    Even Silent Bob would have difficulty answering “Not a machine” this time!

  232. 232
    Ehtch says:

    Another London revolving door between certain establishments it seems. scratch my back etc..

    And it seems the beeb’s Nick Robinson is following a long line of surprised beeb “employees” recently.

  233. 233
    Ehtch says:

    What? Bacon butties? Don’t think that is kosher.

  234. 234
    Ehtch says:

    “I’ll ask you yet again wifey, are you having an affair?

    No no, you are not answering my question wifey, I’ll ask again, have you been having an affair wifey?

    Sorry wifey, we have run out of time. Thank you. Now tomorrow’s headlines.”

  235. 235
    Ehtch says:

    Are you serious Jack? What’s with big kiddies today, ey, seems they are not taught tv history these days. Rod was a hero, trying to keep that pervert Emu under control….

  236. 236
    Ehtch says:

    via the pub window?

    I like the north I do, they call a spade a spade there. Spade I said, a gardening implement. Wakefield? – they know how to grow rhubarb there.

  237. 237
    Ehtch says:

    Those thighs would spit you out like a bar of wet soap.

  238. 238
    Ehtch says:


  239. 239
    Ehtch says:

    Going cross-eyed these days when I try and read a comment more than a hundred words or so – I must be evolutionary changing as I speak,

  240. 240
    Ehtch says:

    …said Bob, “Few hundred words? Gets my diodes right in a twist it does, right down my side”,

    “Oh gawd, not that Cameron again, he does my logic functions in, he does. And don’t ask me about Osborne, he’s ghastly”, said Bob.

  241. 241
    Ehtch says:

    A quick three minute search on italian sites brought up all the nips of HRH Kate I needed to see, and nice they were, while us brits were under that media block, d something it is called. And don’t ask me about Oz media sites – they are good to find out stuff blocked here. Russkie sites too, if you can speak russian, but google translate helps me, no niet there, anything goes.

  242. 242

    Wrong !


    Anyone else ?

  243. 243
    Ehtch says:

    cringe city

  244. 244
    Ehtch says:

    Goes on a bit and doesn’t say anything interesting. But I suppose the devil’s wheelbarrow at the start made it worth it. We are all a load of perves, one way or the other.

  245. 245
    Ehtch says:

    But yes, if it is about that trasylvanian princess, or was she a queen, then it was good – she was a right awful nutter she was, can’t remember her name, she was shocking she was, even a nightmare to Savile she would have been. Hang on, I will search… she was on telly recently on Beeb4, ironically, or was it C4….

    ah yes, Elizabeth Báthory – complete and utter sexual psychopath she was,

    Song for her,

    More tea Vicar? Another cup cake Father? Nice weather we are having today, ey both?

  246. 246
    Ehtch says:

    oops, edit, wrong GLC song from Gwent, this one I had in mind, quite brit cultural, at it’s best,

    Think that should cover all the nutty wimmin on Planet Earth, I hope.

  247. 247
    Ehtch says:

    Tower Gate, the latest blog here Guido, since my words didn’t get through the censors personally for them there, maybe because I am welsh,

  248. 248
    Ehtch says:

    Yes, bring back the Lincoln’s lock them up up shops from fantasy coffee shops of then. Confused? So you should be, bankers and wankers puppets of present day said you are. They used to hang them then.

    Yes, give me your money, it is safe, honest, and you, will, have a good return, honest, again.

  249. 249
    Slobberdown Menob says:

    Piss pot handler?

  250. 250
    Ehtch says:

    Remember once in south London, meeting these young lads and asking me for a time or a light, and I said no problem – passed the time of day with them, and that was all. They felt within themself I was with them. Met one of them months later, Bird in Hand, Forest Hill,, in a pub, and I sang this kareoke song for all went down well, the lad and his mates patted on my back, some were in tears, and they most said “well done taffy”,

    The lads were like me, once.

  251. 251
    Ehtch says:

    Bugger it , night as well concute a poem of my overbothering above, and messages, here goes;

    I invite myself to your front lounge,
    plounge to you amongst us abound.

    Saying this and that and the other,
    to whoever lives in that whatever.

    Might as well us say the end of time,
    do you want that in your so sublime?

    I say carry on, being Sooty to creeps,
    tryoning to be Sweep, us simple peeps.

    Any good? Just chucked itn off now. And with Alastair’ Campbell had poems thread, I normally post a song, AC blog thread here, I have hundreds of poems there,

    The song, for here and right now,

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