November 23rd, 2012

Quiet Man Turns Up Volume


  1. 1
    Kebab for the chop says:

    Or the power of the FIRST word.


    • 7
      Owen Jones says:

      That nasty man made me cry. And cry. And cry.


      • 30
        The Public says:

        Owen, why don’t you stick to being a children’s television presenter. You know it is all you are good for. Or would you fail the CRB check?


        • 45
          Climb the Gherkin says:

          Yesterdays men, here, and frankly, gone today, let alone tomorrow.

          Fucking Ashley, the whinging prat. SORRY, got personal there, a bit… : )


          • Fecking ripoff Solicitors says:

            ..and let alone that cow was married to my brother, Rhian. Any lady masons in Swansea that think can give an attitude adjustment not to carry on in fecking hyperspace with divorce that he is still there, he has been with no one else, and he has had many many offerswhile she has been carrying on like a, ahem!, unreality person I supoose you can call her. Lost in forties mid crisis.

            Song for Rhian, and as well to my brother, Lyn,

            come on come on COME ON, let’s get this sorted..


      • 74
        Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

        Does Owen Jones have a younger sister? Boaz.


        • 104
          No double standards here! says:

          Jones’s answer last night about the “Palestinian” problem was clearly a swat up at the last minute job. His veiled anti Israel comments were devoid of any logic. Since Jan of this year over 5000 missiles have been launched into Israel from Hamas controlled territory. What does he expect a sovereign democratic nation state to do but to defend itself.


        • 158
          Jeremy Cunt says:



      • 170
        I eluded the Nonce Finder General! says:

        Hello Owen. My name’s Doctor Korbidian Brodmann, and I’m a government official from the Department of Rectal Health. I’m here to examine the contents of your underpants.


    • 12
      Dick Scratcher says:

      Owen Jones is so far up his own arse, it’s proctoscopic.

      Andy Kershaw on acid.

      Little shit needs a slap.


    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      If the first word is from that cliche owen jones, you just know you are in for a good laugh !


    • 87
      Joan says:

      IDS looked and sounded terrible. Please keep this man off our screen.
      If we are to win an election we need people like Grant Shapps to be on t.v.


    • 157
      The Fucker says:

      The fucker went fucking ballistic


      • 162
        Admiral Akbar says:

        he doth protest too much.

        And he should stop killing Palestinians! Oop’s, apologies. That’s the IDF, not IDS.


    • 165
      Ma Whitehouse says:

      Give this little bastard a slap, a hot bath and a few months community service.


  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Owen Jones is from another planet, seriously he must have smoked some good shit.


    • 8
      Max By Graves says:

      Owen “Chav” Jones is from another planet where there is no intelligent life


    • 76
      Lazarus the leper says:

      He’s a bit of a tit, isn’t he?


      • 78
        Phil says:

        Hopefully he’ll join his ornothological cousin “the great tit”as an endangered sub species although sucking on the BBC’s teat I doubt it.


        • 160
          Anonymous says:

          cringe whenever i hear jones…just follows what he thinks “popular” while pretending he doesn’t understand the reality…quite sad really, where did he get the massive chip on his shoulder?


  3. 3
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Speak up Ian.


  4. 4
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

    Mr Duncan Smith to you Owen.


  5. 5
    50 Calibre says:

    Any right thinking person could be forgiven for throttling the little bastard Jones. Mind you that daft bat mrs blinkiebolocks comes a very close second…


  6. 6
    qazws says:

    IDS got spanked by Owen Jones last night. By the time IDS had his little temper tantrum, most people had already turned off…


  7. 10

    Well, Charles Kennedy had the first word. Owen Jones was preaching to the choir, and couldn’t consequently be his usual execrable self-promoting self…


  8. 11 says:

    And the decision coming out of Brussels is… baguettes. Cameron is toast and Helen Flanagan is crumpet.


  9. 13
    ah! monika says:

    Having sex WON’T jump-start labour.

    Headline in the Mail


  10. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Usual bollocks from IDS.

    Politicians and civil servants did all they could to shove unemployed people on to sickness benefits so they could lie about the disastrous effects of lunatic Thatcherite policies.

    Only now that the country is, inevitably, falling to pieces because of those policies do scum like IDS try to blame the victims.

    Regime change. Revenge. Yum.


  11. 16
    buffin47 says:

    I see Yvette Cooper continues to repeat the £40k cheque to millionaires lie even though she must know it’s a lie – Andrew Neil please note.


    • 60
      Ctesibius says:


      And note that Dimbleby is QUITE HAPPY for her to repeat this Labour lie without forcing her to correct it.

      I bet if a ‘Tory’ made a statement of equivalent accuracy about Labour, for example that the previous Labour Party leader had been photographed wearing a nappy and sitting on a rocking horse, he wouldn’t let it stand.


      • 100
        HappyHour says:

        Maybe this is the proof I need to finally answer a question:

        Are lefty’s hypocrites because they are crazy, or does the stress of being a hypocrite cause mental illness?


    • 171
      Anonymous says:

      Everyone earning over £1mil will get a tax cut worth at least £40k. That is true. It is false that it will come in the form of a cheque personally signed by the PM, but if you are stupid enough to think that this is how the tax system works then quite frankly you shouldn’t be voting.


  12. 18
    Owen Jones says:

    Chase me, chase me!


  13. 19
    Paxo says:

    I have been defrocked


  14. 20
    Lost in Clacton says:

    So the Conservatives have helped 2.5 million people off benefits and given them hope .

    I am voting for these Consdervative people in 2015 or even sooner if I am given the chance .


    • 25
      Tony Eden from Eton says:

      Just imagine what tremendous progress could be made if Mr Cameron had not tied us in a straight jacket with the Liberals and their Dim Pact .

      We could have cleared the deficit by now and left the EU to trade with our Chinese friends .


      • 59
        Verbatim Interpreters Ltd says:

        There is nothing preventing people trading with the Chinese right now. We would happily assist any British firm which wants help to overcome the language barriers.

        Verbatim Interpreters Ltd


    • 28
      Edmund says:

      I doubt you’ll be out of the asylum in time.


    • 144
      Back passage says:

      And me


  15. 21
    Darran says:

    I’d love to know why we need all these extra homes in this country that the quite lucid Owen Jones talks about? The baby boomers are starting to die off after all… could it be that we’ve imported millions and millions of people from around the world that we don’t really need here? And why is that? To pay baby boomer pensions perhaps? Now the construction sector has got hooked on the house building bug to make lots of money building lots of houses for lots of people we don’t need here and a lot of whom are in receipt of benefits they never actually paid to get … How stupid are we in Britain eh?


    • 23
      ah! monika says:

      In a word. 1mm1grants.


    • 29
      Loopy Lou says:

      He sound like one of those angry young men .


      • 34
        Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydache says:

        In my experience angry young men are best avoided .

        They are just a great big disappointment .


    • 36

      I gotcha affordable housing right here…


    • 41
      The Land of the Politically Correct and Mendacious says:

      A more relevant and pertinent fact is …WHY did the UK need to import such great numbers of hard working , educated and ambitious immigrants to fill the vacancies within its workforce ? Could it be that we raised a generation of lazy feckless ill educated louts who were both incapable of either getting a job or were happier to sponge off the state whilst procreating another generation of the underclass ???

      AND who was in government for the 13 years that saw such state of affairs reach its peak without doing anything the fuck about it ?


      • 58
        Darran says:

        UK PLC needs to stand on it’s own 2 feet or end up like the Greeks … Stop apologising for being British and start working to sort this out. Immigrants are a tool to use, not an answer. Immigrants are a big problem, like the Catholics were in the middle ages. Not those that integrate, but the ones who hark back to where they come from and look outside of Britain for guidance, it diverts the country from attempting to be cohesive and united in the face of the challenges to come. I completely agree about the allowance of laziness (lazy-mindedness) in our youth too. Our internal exam results keep on going up, but our academic standing in the world keeps on going down. Something isn’t right. “Go figure” as the Yanks would say. Mass immigration is a major problem for the UK though, there are plenty of well educated, useful immigrants and there are plenty that we could well do without What a fantastic signing that Qatada bloke was eh?

        It’s not going to get fixed though, the Labour party will get in, led by a half baked, well networked son of a communist immigrant, sell our kids into perpetual slavery with the debts they accrue just to waste on trendy PC attitudes that won’t work and the Tories will get in at some time in the future and they won’t fix it, because by then those on benefits, low wages, public employ etc. will have too much to lose if they tried.

        Angry – you betcha. Frustration at utter powerlessness to avoid the coming car crash is a very potent brew to get you angry…


        • 61
          Hannibal from Carthage says:

          Calm down .

          Houses are only bricks and mortar .


          • Darran says:

            If there is one comment less likely to calm someone down than saying calm down, I have yet to hear it.
            The left bleats about unfairness
            The right bleats about laziness
            The Liberals bleat about what sort of pot to smoke when they are drafting their next manifesto in the school staff room
            And all the while – the decent, hard working people of Britain are being sold to foreign investors or ignored, or patronised …
            Calming down is for quiet times


          • early bird..... says:

            fair comment darran…
            many people think just like you but also recognise the fact that these are changing times for all developed economies …the forces of popular engagement with the political process through the internet ..twitter.. facebook et al is a real people power tool…not to dismantle the world
            as it is seeking to create utopia but in enabling ordinary people to lobby…campaign…co-ordinate and ensure the common mood is
            not ignored…politicians can no longer hide..they know it. The wider public is waking up to what can be achieved if they get engaged.


      • 93
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

        And who was the government for 18 years that caused it.


    • 69
      Anonymous says:

      “Baby boomers” have paid for their own pensions thanks ! and surely the “millions and millions” of immigrants, imported to work for less than we would dont pay much tax anyway.Tony allowed unlimited EU immigration, dont forget.


      • 137
        Quiet Bat Person says:

        Er… baby boomer’s NI has gone to pay the pensions of people who retired before them.

        Private pensions have been raided, particularly by Gordon Brown.

        If you think there is a big ‘pot’ from which people’s pensions will be paid in the future, you are deluded.

        Immigration has been encoraged so current workers can pay the pensions of those already retired.

        When these peoplein turn want a pension, the whole thing is going to fall apart.

        Google ‘Ponzi Scheme’ for more info.


        • 163
          audrey fleurot says:

          Listen Bat, we’re the only two sensible people on here. I know it’s going to fall apart but what can we do about it? I’m fucking rich and looked long and hard at which country to move to when I realised this place is going to go tits-up in a decade or so, and still I couldn’t find a better place to live than this shithole of an island (I’m serious). It’s all gone wrong.


    • 138
      Infanta of Castile says:

      Well at least some of those receiving benefit aren’t actually living here so it isn’t all bad. With so much on-line administration and payments being made directly into accounts, people can leave the UK for lengthy periods to live in places with a cheaper cost of living. They can even sub-let their social housing in a selfless bid to alleviate homelessness.


  16. 26
    Empty Librarian says:

    Old Serbian saying “Beware the quiet man, he thinks only of himself”


  17. 33
    Anonymous says:

    I have to say I agree with the Jones boy on this one.(Never thought I would say that.)

    Smith is a nasty little social climber who has the brains of a peanut. He,Atos,his whole dismantling of the welfare state in this way, is a disgrace.The real-time computer run between HMRC & DWP will be the biggest cock-up since the last NHS computer cock-up & will cost us all a fortune.

    Of course there needs to be reforms but not like this.


    • 50
      Universal Hiss says:

      Opps above post is me. Forgot to add my moniker.

      I’d hate to be confused with anonymous.


    • 66
      The Land of the Politically Correct and Mendacious says:

      In theory what IDS is proposing is laudable…getting those who can work off benefit and those that are on incapacity benefit wrongly off it(although it has to be said through no fault of their own as governments of both political parties encouraged the transfer of long term unemployed on to that and off the unemployment registers for political motives)They could say the jobless figures were falling when in fact the long term jobless WAS rising(even in the boom years)…the “crime” being that nobody in government had the nerve to try and tackle was easier to allow the status quo to continue until that is the monies ran out.

      However from anecdotal evidence and from conversations I have had from associates who are disabled ATOS is saying that people who are obviously incapable of work are in actual fact capable so Jones has a point and the fact that IDS lost his temper shows that HE knows that as well.

      However another glaring hole in the government strategy is that there are NO jobs for the majority of these people or any realistic chance that employers will actually be willing to employ them so it is at the end of the day merely about reducing the benefits cost and nearly the same number will be long term unemployed but just receiving less from the state.


      • 149
        Expat Geordie says:

        My girlfriend was put onto ESA after a serious illness left her unable to work. Two years down the line ATOS assessed her and despite her doctor saying that she was not yet capable of work, they declared her fit to work. She was moved from ESA to JSA, which pays £28 a week less and told to find a job. However I fail to see any political logic in this as an extra person was added to the dole figures, and she received an extra payment of £28 per week on top of her JSA because she was “disabled”, so the government wasn’t actually saving any money.

        Her doctor said that the who incident put her recovery back by at least six months.

        And for the record she has almost completely recovered, is working part-time and is actually paying tax. But if it hadn’t been for ATOS this would have happened six months earlier.


  18. 38
    Prezza's trousers says:

    I missed the introductions so I had no idea who Owen Jones was. I assumed he was some sort of student union hack. Then when he went off on his Gaza rant, I assumed he was a BBC foreign correspondent. I now understand that in fact he’s the person who reads The Independent.


    • 52
      He is still an idiot !! says:

      He was born in 1984 in Sheffield.After graduating with A Masters Degree from Oxford ..he wrote the seminal work “Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class,” which sold over 30,000 copies within weeks of publication and was the best selling political book of 2011 He presently writes for The Independent.The Daily Telegraph placed him as one of their ‘Top 100 Most Influential People on the Left 2011and famously he had an on air row with Dr David Starkey live on Newsnight over the latter’s comments regarding black culture


      • 84
        Uncle Monty says:

        He’s rather like that Penny Red person. A construct of utter idiocy which only exists to appear on the meedja and spout rubbish, all the while needing the oxygen of the next appearance. A sort of political poor man’s Jordan.


        • 89
          Anonymous says:

          He spouts nonsense with confidence and that’s why he appears on telly all the time. Very few interviewers have taken him to task on his made up or exaggerated claims. Brillo being the exception


        • 166
          The Central Scrutininzer says:

          I agree. He is a human ‘Judas Goat’ sent bleating out into the world to lure the young, idealistic and impressionable into the leftwing slaughterhouse. Once inside they have their critical thinking faculties removed and replaced with a bunch of standard left-wing, Marxist inspired ideas, a blank stare and an ability to be outraged by any common sense thinking they encounter.

          However, we on the right do need to pay attention to this trend. Young people look and listen to these idiots. They look like them, they sound like them – therefore they think they must be like them and they will vote with them.

          Where are the young Conservative or right wing commentators? How do they look and sound? When David Cameron loses the next election because he will be seen to be an out of touch, posh, rich man and the country gets handed over to Marxist Milliband Jr, perhaps then we will wake up.

          The Conservatives would have done much better with David Davies. The left could sling their standard Tory mud all day at him and it wouldn’t have stuck. We have made it easy for them by giving them two posh inhabitants for No 10 and No 11. The old chestnuts of class war, inequality and unfairness will be hosed over the nation – and the majority of people will sympathise with the claims.

          We can’t even reduce taxes without it being made out to be about Millionaires helping out their Millionaire friends and family. Too many members of the public will fall for that line.

          The conservatives need to move from being a home counties, afternoon tea and church on a Sunday party – to a modern day, business savvy, hard working free society. With charismatic, common man leaders – the lefts wedge issues of class’s and inequality will be fall on deaf years.

          Wake up Conservative Central Office. Look at what just happened in the US election. They made Romney look rich and out of touch. That is what they will do to Cameron come the next election here.


      • 116
        Arfur Pint says:

        Oxford University really does have an awful lot to answer for. Time to burn it down (at least the heat will keep the homeless chavs there warm for a day or two).


  19. 39
    Go IDS! says:

    Owen got his arse handed to him.


    • 112
      Empty Librarian says:

      I must have been watching the cowboys on the other side. IDS came across as a pompous, bald, out of his depth idiot. He is obviously mentally ill and hearing voices. There can be no other reason for his dillusional rationalising. How can such a twat have so many supporters on this blog. Oh I get it your all right wing Tories, I feel such a fool. Excuse me.


    • 117
      Arfur Pint says:

      Oh! We thought he always walked like that.

      En passant, most librarians maintain exceptionally high standards, but clearly there is always the exception that proves the rule.


    • 148
      Anonymous says:

      “Owen got his arse handed to him”
      It rejected him.


  20. 42
    Riggsy Brown says:

    Anyone else notice Mrs Balls’ constantly corrugated forehead? As for the ever-ranting, media rent ho’ Owen Jones, I ‘d be seriously tempted to forsake my lifelong aversion to physical violence if I ever met him. Hard to think of a more punchable little gobshite.


  21. 46
    JH says:

    Owen Jones is the ultimate tick-box leftie.

    Public sector parents. Tick.
    Comfortable upbringing. Tick.
    Shirtlifter. Tick.
    Mouth that looks like it is trying to escape off his face once he gets going. Tick.

    At some points last night it looked like his mouth was trying to eat his own right ear. What is it with strident lefties and wonky asymmetric faces?


  22. 47
    Steve Miliband says:

    Yvette from Hampshire, with her faux North Midlands working klass accent, is nearly as whiny as Owen Jones, whomever he may be


    • 56
      The Land of the Politically Correct and Mendacious says:

      I fear that within a decade HE may be in Parliament as a Labour MP and probable potential Minister


  23. 54
    mouthy runt says:

    Cameron should appoint Jones the tzar for stupid people.


  24. 62
    it's gordons fault says:

    good on ya IDS


  25. 63
    The thing is... says:

    IDS actually believes in what he’s doing. That’s why this answer sounded credible.

    IDS and Gove are the stars of this government.


    • 69
      Bob Fleming says:

      X 100, that’s why they piss off the lefties so – they are getting results and most of the electorate are warming to them


      • 73
        The Public says:

        But for every sensible result, there are twenty or thirty Eastern Europeans pouring in through the borders to undo it.

        Don’t kid yourselves in Westminster, the situation is grim as far as this, or any government is concerned while our civil service continues to fail the British people.


        • 120
          Arfur Pint says:

          40 years of junk education systems, courtesy of Williams and Crosland “reforms”, are finally coming to roost. It is difficult these days to find any middle/senior ranking civil servant able to write a coherent letter – or even understand the points you raised in your letter to them.

          Nil desperandum, just go with the flow.


  26. 81
    Tim says:

    Anyone who has had the “pleasure” of an examination by ATOS knows what bollocks Drunken Smith talks about it.


  27. 82
    S.B.S. says:

    Watched that last night, Owen Jones a parsite nothing a hanging or a base ball bat would not fix.
    I would.


  28. 83
    Keir Hardy Boy says:

    Yip, just what the world needs. Another jumped-up Oxbridge twerp from nowhere, with his faux indignation, claptrap, and annoying whiny voice.

    Are there not enough of these people already?


  29. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Some one should tell young owen that it was the caring sharing labour party that got atos involved, before the financial crash.


  30. 90
    Penfold says:

    Unfair contest, Owen is callow, young, opinionated twat, who knows nothing other than empty, hackneyed, political rhetoric.


  31. 95
    Here is a stupid moniker to defeat the modbot and an intelligent comment says:



  32. 97
    Disco Biscuit says:

    It’s easy to lose your temper with that oik Owen Jones, with his phoney working class accent…


  33. 98
    PC Dixon says:

    BBC never learn do they – cant resist putting far lefties like Owen Jones on TV – Nasty little ragbag of an individual


  34. 99
    FarmerGiles says:

    lesson 1

    how to remove shit from your shoe.


  35. 103
    Owen Jones says:

    You stupid fuck.. You fucking have the nerve to speak like that you retarded moron. There’s some fuckers I don’t take this shit off, and Stalin worshipping brain dead fucks like you are one of them.


  36. 105
    Jimmy says:

    Breaking news: ATOS finds IDS unfit for work.


    • 111
      Anonymous says:

      A mate of mine’s Mum was “on the sick”, but she managed to go to bingo every day.

      When I suggested she got at job at the bingo hall, she wasn’t amused.


      • 126
        Anonymous says:

        Someone I know managed to convert post natal depression into a permanent disabled living allowance. But then psychiatrists are easily fooled. And they know it too, but the attitude is that if the patient is fooling, then there’s clearly something wrong with them to do that because a neurotypical person wouldn’t. So just sign them off…


  37. 107
    Anonymous says:

    It’s about time someone shut him up – if only it was forever!!!


  38. 109

    He looks like the idiot younger brother of Blackadder’s Prince Harry, and that’s pretty idiotic right there.

    With the accent, though, he’s more like Theon Greyjoy from ‘Game of Thrones’… “And whoever kills that fucking hornblower…”


  39. 131
    dunstall says:

    Getting these lazy b…… off benefits and into work has the overwhelming support of the working class by that i mean all that work,Jones has probably never done a days work in his life,another leftie arsehole who have brought this country to its knees.As far as the two examples he gave shit happens it happened when his so called mates were in power get over it


  40. 135
    Jimmy says:

    “..people who are parked, nobody saw them for over ten years, not working, with no hope, no aspiration,..”

    Obviously one feels sorry for them but it was no reason to elect them.


  41. 136
    keredybretsa says:

    In actual fact Jonesie likes to sing that ‘The working class can kiss my arse….etc’!


  42. 139
    Diawl says:

    Whenever Owen Jones is on either TV or radio ( 5) I cringe at his utter stupidity and crass ignorance of anything which happened before he was born. He is undoubtedly highly intelligent, but packing the audience with his supporters was hardly an edifying experience. Yet the BBC love him and are prepared to give him a platform on any vaguely understood topic. He reminds me of a cocky though unsuccessful sportsman who needs to be taken aside and have some home truths explained to him. I do not blame IDS in the least for losing his temper with this tiresome twerp.


  43. 152
    ex labour voter says:

    Owen who ? Usual Israeli bashing, Hamas supporting claptrap from someone who has no idea what it is like to be under constant rocket fire in Israel from Hamas or the fear of the people of Gaza who have been bombed into submission. Owen, whatever his name is would do well at Press TV (Iranian state media).


  44. 153
    Under a bush says says:

    Fucking BBC commies arrange a red army pincer movement every time, why the non-leftists comply with their agenda, beats me.


  45. 155
    Yes we Ken says:

    It was a long time coming (end of programme – QT) but I was just waiting for IDS to give it to that little runt right between the legs. Perfect timing Iain. Wonder if he overheard the Editor of QT in Dimbleby’s earpiece “no more time, wrap it up” ? Duncan Smith knows and understands more about the plight of the poor than Jones or anyone in the Labour party.


    • 159
      St IDS of Lourdes. says:

      Let me touch your head and make you walk again, you will not get a job’ not a lot about’ but you will be able to walk around looking useful instead of lying there dying and getting in the way


      • 164
        Yes we Ken says:

        Funny ah ah. Nearly as funny as Owen Jones !


      • 167
        ex labour voter says:

        The last time I looked employment was up and unemployment was down. Interesting how during the so called ‘boom’ years the sickness count went up. Are we such an unhealthy breed ? Might have something to do with 2004 and thousands coming here as cheap Labour ! Miliband had a ‘horse and stable door’ moment earlier this year on this issue.


  46. 161
    Alchibiades says:

    This is only newsworthy because it is one of the now exceedingly rare occasions when a tory has shown some balls.

    Until the tories learn to get angry and fight proactively, they will lose and lose and lose.

    And let’s face it, with the state our country is in, there is plenty to be angry about.


  47. 168
    remedial teacher for hyperactive children says:

    Bye children last one out close the playground gate.


  48. 172
    Anonymous says:

    Sad thing is I can’t tell the ironic posters from the serious ones on here.


  49. 173
    Anonymous says:

    Sad thing about this blog is I can’t tell the serious posters from the ironic ones.


  50. 174
    Dolefinger says:

    He is quiet because he has nothing to say.


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