November 19th, 2012

Maggie Miliband

If you’re at your wits’ end come eight o’clock this evening then why not tune into Radio 4 to hear Ed Miliband in conversation with the Indy’s Steve Richards. Apparently not joking in his attempt to relaunch himself as a conviction politician, Ed tells Richards that he’s just like Maggie:

“She was a conviction politician and conviction really matters. In the 1970s, it was a similar moment, in the sense that an old order was crumbling and it wasn’t 100 per cent clear what was going to replace it. The challenge of the future is who can rise to the scale of challenge that the country faces and who can create a project for how this country’s going to be run that is genuinely going to make our economy work, not just for a few people but much more widely.”

A frightening thought…


151 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    How dare he compare himself to Lady Thatcher, he is not fit to carry her handbag!

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  2. 2
    Captain Dangerous says:

    Now that is what you call a 9 pinter!

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  3. 3
    Jimmy says:

    A little more bait on that hook perhaps…

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    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      but is he going to sue?

      what with D.Frame.Nation.
      Nation is a notion.
      Mill has been gramed,
      D is the infamour D.Notice.

      here wishing milli escaped. no one deserved to be framed. 100 years is so so not.
      done.

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  4. 4
    Nun of the above says:

    Why an article about Grayson Perry?

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  5. 5
    IDF says:

    We’d use white phosphorous on the interview.

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    • 44
      Grauniad spikkchukka says:

      The IDF can probably spell phosphorus properly.

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      • 56
        And can you spit on 8 year old girls? says:

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        • 58
          And can you spit on 8 year old girls? says:

          I love the enduring irony that fanatical muslims and fanatical j*ws have the most in common. Both have demented views on how women should dress and both believe in segregation. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise, all religions were invented in the same spot on earth during the same backward, savage era in history.

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  6. 6
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Do you hear that son, that is the sound of Ralph Miliband revolving in his grave.

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    • 95
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      You have to understand that we politicians will say and do anything to get elected, for who would employ us if we lost our seats, especially me? Boaz.

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      • 121
        Anonymous says:

        it appears that is a strong lnk between politics and health.
        mother’s health.
        our health.
        our politicians health.
        we indeed are all in it togther.
        it does not get more mental.
        when our heart are damaged, why blame the male energy.
        calling it men.tal

        it’s the mememental. meme is charge.
        me.me
        me
        me.

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  7. 7
    Stormin' Norman says:

    “Mr Miliband, I served with Margaret Thatcher . I know Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is a friend of mine.Mr Miliband, you’re no Margaret Thatcher “

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  8. 8
    Red Len says:

    Yeah yeah you look great Ed.
    Now go work the fucking room biatch

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  9. 9
    gunt queefson says:

    I’d tap that

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  10. 10
    Black people love their McDonald's says:

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    • 30
      Ronald McDonald says:

      The Fried chicken shack is next door you silly cow.

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    • 112
      JabbaTheCat says:

      Upset because McDonalds don’t take Obama’s food stamps?

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      • 146
        The savant8.5 says:

        Was she the same one who sued mcdonald s because the coffe. Was er …. Hot ??

        So why is she now complainingbthe chips were purposely served cold as a compassionate act to protect her from her own cerebral vacuum ?

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  11. 12
    Steve Miliband says:

    He really talks shite. Not sure I really comprehend that paragraph.

    Did he help to invent Mr Whippy? No. So fuck off

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  12. 13
    Jonny says:

    I’d tap that

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  13. 14
    Mike Hunt says:

    I thought he was a barking loon, now I know it for certain.

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  14. 15
    Mrs Jack Dromey says:

    Nice necklace Ed.

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  15. 16
    Henry Crun says:

    A conviction politician? Oh, like Elliott Morley and soon, we hope, Denis MacShane you mean.

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  16. 17
    Rosa Mystica says:

    In one word – DELUDED

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  17. 18
    MINDBLEACH says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. 20
    And must we now begin to doubt, Who never doubted all those years? says:

    This could prove to be amusing…for decades academics, left wing media types and socialists have denigrated Margaret Thatcher as “evil personified” and now “Red Ed” Miliband is saying he wants to be like her !! Their World of certainties spins in confusion……

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    • 51
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Well, aside from his policies, there was a lot to be said in favour of Benito Mussolini, too, as Ed, a fellow non-racial national socialist (at least not in behalf of his own race), can certainly appreciate, such as that the trains ran on time whilst Mussy was Duce.
      However, the overall effect of admiring your philosophical opponents, when you get right down to it, is akin to Mrs Lincoln liking the play.

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  19. 21
    Arthur Scargill says:

    WTF

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  20. 23
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Bi Curious?
    Not anymore.

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  21. 25
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    If only we had more politicians with convictions– preferably convicted for treason, but, just as with Al Capone, you have to take what you can get, like theft, tax evasion and the like…

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  22. 26
    genghiz the kahn says:

    One great Prime Minister and one demented loon.

    http://tinyurl.com/cecwrvd

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    • 37
      Labour voters are off their Ed says:

      It’s becuse of Mrs. T that I was able to buy my council house at a grate price. I am owever a staunch Labour man, as my Nana woold dis-own me if I werent.

      Some may call me a too faced tw/a/t but I am just folowing my families grate tradittion of taking every fing I can get of the state.

      Gawd bless Maggie tho.

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      • 110
        Anonymous says:

        Grate price? Must be one of the illiterate migrants brought in post-thatcher.

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        • 149
          The savant8.5 says:

          Scuse. Me. Mrs. Tee.
          Would you like to marry mee
          I got a nice fine pair of bullocks
          And a lovely. Cock and hens

          Sure me cucumbers
          Would make yer yes fair. Water

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  23. 28
    National Socialist says:

    David Cameron – the epitome of the conviction politician.

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  24. 29
    Mrs T says:

    I was never in the pockets of the Unions. I gave them a good spanking. I eat schoolboy politicians for breakfast. Yum Yum.

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    • 107
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

      And what an emasculated country we’ve become. Thanks Maggie!

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  25. 32
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    errrrr at no point did Phillip Schofield ever mention Lord MacWankStain

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    • 35
      Sir Denis Thatcher says:

      errrr nobody said he did.

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    • 43
      Tom Watson says:

      Innocent kids get abused and innocent men get accused but let that not deter us from trying to score political points or get angry with a bloke WE put in the frame for fuck all.

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  26. 33
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    …is she dead yet

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  27. 34
    Sky under fire says:

    Funny who Geedo’s not reporting on this. Of course Sky are evil terrorists who deserve to be destroyed by the righteous!

    One person is reported to have been killed after a large explosion shook a building in central Gaza being used by local and foreign media, including Sky News

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  28. 36
    Ed Milishambles says:

    Wunashun!

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  29. 38
    Double Act says:

    He has hi jacked Disraeli and now he is cosying up to Thatcher. He is in the pockets of the Unions. His convictions are the equivilent of a speeding fine. Nothing more and nothing less. What a bullshitter.

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    • 59
      Benjamin Disraeli says:

      Well, one apostate Joo, whose ancestry is always being maligned, admiring another in the same sort of position, is at least somewhat comprehensible from a personal standpoint.

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  30. 47
    justine thyme says:

    Ed, Ed take off my shoes,
    Ed, Ed take off my pearls,
    Ed, Ed take off my twin set,
    Ed, Ed take off my bra,
    Ed, Ed, take off my stockings,
    Ed, Ed take off my panties…

    and don’t you ever let me find you wearing my clothes again.

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  31. 48
    Eunuchonomics. says:

    All spin and no substance. Labour’s challenge is to put an end their gimmicks and empty rhetoric.

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  32. 52
    IMHO says:

    How this country is going to be run?, we are “run” from Brussels, ask Rumpey for permission before you open your mouth in future.

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  33. 53
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Who in their right mind would willingly give up their free time to listen to that twat spout forth?

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  34. 54
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    There is something quite beautiful about watching neo nut Israelis’ scattering and running for cover. I guess we can expect a few thousand of them migrating to nicer parts of London over the next few weeks.

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    • 66
      Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

      They are no more God’s chosen people than Asda’s food is ‘Chosen By You’

      Israel’s only ‘right to exist’ is behind the pre-67 borders.

      As Mr Cameron has been so successful in selling their neighbours arms, don’t be surprised if this time they use them.

      I have little or no sympathy for Israel.

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  35. 55
    Anon says:

    He’s totally delusional why cant he be sectioned under Mental Health
    act for everyone’s sake ??

    It cannot be safe for the general public with fruit cakes like this being
    allowed out & about……….

    No doubt this will NOT be reported at all on the Beeb….wonder why !

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    • 61
      Rat's arse says:

      Anon – are you referring to that saddo Moussa Mk2 or Millibandwagon? Either way, you are spot on.

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      • 92
        Anon says:

        Sorry my posting was for Milliebrokenwagon the Minor………

        Lets see Bliar thought he was The Iron Lady’s Rightful Heir

        Then CMDDD said he was Heir to Bliar

        Now Milliebrokenwagon the Minor & off his trolley, claims he’s is The Lady’s

        Real Heir

        Seems like its come full circle with Bliar, CMDDD & Milliebrokenwagon

        the Minor all claiming for her mantle……….

        Are any of these three capable of cleaning the Kake house ??

        No wonder there is a trickcyclist on call,@ our expense, in the HoC…..

        They are all barking & the lot of them need to be sectioned, the money it

        would save along with clearing out the HoC stables of all of its accumulated

        excrement would be a very welcome boost for democracy ……… & the plebs

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  36. 60
    Bread and Butter Politics says:

    The electorate is only interested in Bread and Butter politics and if they can a bit of jam on top.

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  37. 63
    Ed Millionairebandwagon says:

    I’m evvything to evvybody and nothing to evvybody too.

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  38. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Millibandwagon grew up with a much wealthier background than Mrs Thatcher.

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    • 69
      Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

      Yeah right…shop keepers daughter during the war.

      Old dad would have had the penny stuck under the weighing scales…and all those scams shop keepers used in those days.

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    • 73
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      Keep your fingers on the scales while I weigh the sausages.

      Ooh sorry, that the butcher isn’t it.

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    • 134
      Anonymous says:

      we need the experiences that we need to do what we need to do.
      being monied or not. issue comes when pivilege takes the mick.

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  39. 67
    IDF says:

    A direct hit was identified on the target. Four senior members of Palestinian Bastard Islamic Jihad were known to have been in the media building.

    Cowardly scumbags.

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  40. 74
    Blairite says:

    The challenge of the future is who can rise to the scale of challenge that the country faces and who can create a project for how this country’s going to be run that is genuinely going to make our economy work, not just for a few people but much more widely.”
    I CAN FEEL A TED HEATH MOMENT COMING ON – “NOT YOU MATE” !

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  41. 77
    Anonymous of Guildford says:

    Dear Pamela,

    I hope I’m posting this in the right place.

    I love my husband, who is father to my two young children, but over the past few years I have become very shy about doing anything other than “vanilla” sex. I dream of doing things we used to earlier in our relationship, but just can’t bring myself to do even fairly standard things such as oral sex. I think that I would have no problem doing them with a stranger, and I know my husband would very much like me to do it to him, but I have a mental block that I can’t get over.

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  42. 83
    keredybretsa says:

    But there are/were/will be lots of politicians with convictions. Can’t see this droolworthy babe making many viable political propositions.

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    • 100
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Miliband has obviously worked out that the electorate respond to sincere politicians. If he can learn to fake sincerity by 2015, he’s got it made.

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      • 130
        Anonymous says:

        the world is dividing into two. The kiddies who will suffer as the world does not belong to the kiddies no more. and then other with greater awareness.

        operate like the chinese. co.exist.

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  43. 85
    Mike Hogan says:

    HOLY F**K!

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  44. 86
    BOB DOLE (15 kids to firteen muvers) says:

    little Ed will always rise to the top ,
    as shit floats

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  45. 88
    UKIPForme says:

    Right a conviction politician, so much so that he back stabbed his own brother.

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  46. 90
    John says:

    Love her or loather her Mrs T had policies and a clear political narrative. Ed seems to have a blank piece of paper. Labourites have policies with no convictions – while some have convictions and no policies – Eric Joyce, Jim Devine and Eric Illsley for example!

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    • 118
      HenryV says:

      The only thing she did wrong was open up the energy market. I say that as somebody who grew up poor in a mining area eating chips every night and sausage for Sunday dinner, while the hard done to miners were buying new cars, going on foreign holidays, sending their kids to private schools, and I grew to hate the NUM and Labour. Strategically though opening energy to the market left us buggered and the markets haven’t driven down prices just syphoned large amounts of cash abroad.

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    • 129
      Anonymous says:

      there is a time and place for everything.
      politicians are fake.
      fatcher was jimmy’s pal.
      what did fatcher en.able.

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  47. 94
    Gooey Blob says:

    Miliband is more of a convection politician if you ask me.

    Then again, judging from his speech today he has chosen the wrong side of the argument with respect to the EU. The more he talks up Europe, the more UKIP waverers will be scared back to the Tories.

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  48. 96
    Hank the cat says:

    Looks like Fatty watsons girlfriend

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  49. 97
    Nina says:

    I hope she sues.

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  50. 101
    pos says:

    Little Boy Milliband can fu** right off!!!! He ain’t fit to lick Maggi’s boots. How dare he!! The Stupid, Silly Boy!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. 105
    Beeb Radio is Smug says:

    Radio Four? Are you joking? I’d rather slit my wrists.

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  52. 111
    Saffron says:

    Re:- Millipede
    That communist twit would do well to remember that if you are an idiot,it is not a good idea to open your gob and confirm it.
    I am like Thatcher,what planet is this snot gobbling asshole on.

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  53. 114
    genghiz the kahn says:

    “You gurn if you want to. The lady’s not for gurning.”

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  54. 115
    HenryV says:

    A journalist from The Independent interviews the Labour leader on the supposedly editorially independent apolitical state broadcaster, and he compares himself to Mrs Thatcher. Ok……

    All the good threads happen here when I am away from the computer.

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  55. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Ed a conviction politician? Oh please, his minders and bag carriers tremble in fear at what shite he is going to spout next.

    I am with Malcolm Rifkind: Miliband Minor has as much claim to the mantle of Baroness Thatcher as Silvio Berlusconi has to that of Julius Caesar.

    (Well actually more like Wallace has to claim Grommit’s genius.)

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    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      conviction.
      convict,ation.
      con.victorous.con.

      when the man isnconvinced of something, what is it.
      but then then that is his business.
      like the beeb politicina cannot be trusted.

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  56. 119
    Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

    Jesus fucking Christ, reading that shit from a man who has already spent many a year fucking this country made my teeth itch and my balls retract into a walnut like thick shell. The guy is a complete and utter shyster.

    We already know what Ed has in store for us if he gets in power. More EU, more immigration, more PC and more spending.

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    • 126
      Anonymous says:

      rather. we should be more us. we do need to give our lives dimension. political tossers are bloodsuckers.

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  57. 133
    Steve says:

    Single scariest picture I’ve ever seen!

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  58. 136
    Anonymous says:

    Oh, that’s ugly! But then, I always did like men in pearl necklaces :)

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    • 151
      The savant8.5 says:

      Dick emery says :

      Tut tut you are awful
      …………………………………but i LIKE you. !!

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Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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