December 17th, 2012

New Statesman Internship Auctioned for £1,000
Intern Aware Say Staggers Should be “Ashamed”

At the recent Olympics Ball raising money for Britain’s young athletes, the New Statesman, that paragon of equality of opportunity, auctioned off internships £1,000-a-pop. A great scoop from Dave Lee this lunchtime. “You will have the chance to contribute your ideas and writing to their hugely popular website” gushed Lot 75 with a starting bid of £1,000. Guido is currently trying to find out exactly how much the slave ship ticket actually went for.

Seeing as the Staggers would be getting the free labour from whichever champagne-swilling parent that coughed up for their lucky child’s week of work experience, would they be contributing anything to the deal? “No travel included”.

Last year Helen Lewis gleefully reported on Tom Watson’s attack on the Tories when they tried a similar wheeze:

“The Labour MP Tom Watson told the Mail: “This is a crass example of rich Tories buying privilege. Most young people could only dream of this opportunity. The Conservatives flog them like baubles and fill their coffers with the profits. It is obscene.”” 

Though perhaps it is Laurie Penny, naturally writing in the Staggers, who put it best:

“The Telegraph reports that across the country hundreds of placements are being sold or brokered, often at similar auctions for the wealthy, where the fact that proceeds go to charity gives the new nobility yet another reason to be smug about giving themselves the life chances that previous generations enjoyed for free. For the few of us who are wealthy enough to finance ourselves through work placements, only a firm push is needed to force open the doors of opportunity. Without a co-ordinated effort to reverse this regressive trend, the years to come will be littered with wasted potential and filled with disappointment for young people with nothing to bring to the table but talent, creativity and ambition.”

Intern Aware have slammed the Staggers this afternoon:

“Most people can’t afford to work for free and even fewer people can afford to pay thousands of pounds for the privilege of interning. The New Statesman should be ashamed of operating a practice than puts opportunities out of the hands of hardworking and talented young people.”

They also estimate that “around 1/3 of the editorial staff at any one time are unpaid. Not only do they readily do all the necessary drudgework, they help to depress the wages of paid journalists there.” Shame on them.

Read Dave Lee’s original posting here.

UPDATE: A source tells Guido that the internship went for close to £1,250.


149 Comments

  1. 1
    Bob Crow says:

    Strike!

  2. 2
    Ken down the Job Shop says:

    FFS. Interns are Americans on work experience.

  3. 3
    Alan Rusbridger says:

    At the Guardian we charge people just to come and visit and bask in our ethical leftie glow.

  4. 4
    The Libor party says:

    The & Staggers. Lefties ?? Liars & hypocrites, all of them.

  5. 5
    Phil says:

    Bastards!

  6. 6
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    Oh well, bang goes MY once a year double bubble.
    Thanks Bob, you truly ARE a man of the people, hope you choke on a Turkey bone.

  7. 7
    Rupert my Hero says:

    A Taxing Question

    This example shows the importance of accuracy in your tax return. The HMRC has returned the Tax Return to a man in Evesham after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly.

    In response to the question :

    Do you have anyone dependant on you?,
    The man wrote :

    “2 million illegal immigrants, 1 million crackheads, 3 million unemployable Jeremy Kyle scroungers, i million criminals in over 85 prisons plus 650 idiots in Parliament and the whole of the European Commission”.

    The HMRC stated that the response he gave was unacceptable.

    The man’s response back to HMRC was “who did I miss out?”.

  8. 8
    Ancient Chinese Proverb says:

    Man who quotes Penny Red to make his case has already lost his case.

  9. 9
    Crispin Blunt says:

    Why no thread on Bob Blackman’s 11 year affair? Bob Blackman who’s preached the sanctity of marriage. Couldn’t have anything to do with Bob’s campaign to bring back Section 28, which Guido agrees with?

  10. 10
    Neo Rupert says:

    A Taxing Question

    This example shows the importance of accuracy in your tax return. The HMRC has returned the Tax Return to a man after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly.

    In response to the question :

    Do you have anyone dependant on you?,
    The man wrote :

    “2 million illegal immigrants, 1 million crackheads, 3 million unemployable Jeremy Kyle scroungers, i million criminals in over 85 prisons plus 650 idiots in Parliament and the whole of the European Commission”.

    The HMRC stated that the response he gave was unacceptable.

    The man’s response back to HMRC was “who did I miss out?”.

  11. 11
    anusbridger says:

    Harsh, but very fair.

  12. 12
    Gordon Brown says:

    I should be interned.

  13. 13
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Us.

  14. 14
    Marmite says:

    Nothing good has ever really come out of America.

    Apparently, when Noah’s Ark finally ‘docked’, he shovelled all the shite out of said Ark, and that place is now called America.

    I know…….. I know………. groan!

  15. 15
    UKUncut says:

    Keep moving, nothing to see here.
    Anyone fancy a Super Mocha Frappuccino before we start work for the day then?
    (Msg sent via i-Phone5)

  16. 16
    Old Hat says:

    Yes, yes, yes…we heard that one on here a few weeks ago.

    You left out the Royal Family btw.

  17. 17
    Kevin T says:

    Weren’t you the chancellor once?

  18. 18
    ¡Viva la Revolución! says:

    ” …I saw a little boy, perhaps ten years old, driving a huge carthorse along a narrow path, whipping it whenever it tried to turn. It struck me that if only such animals became aware of their strength we should have no power over them, and that men exploit animals in much the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat….”

  19. 19
    Ay Obbadiah times were tough says:

    and pay mill owner for permission to come to work.

    Tell that to t’youth of today, and they’ll never believe you.

  20. 20
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Over at NewsThump they must be wondering exactly what they have to do to compete.

  21. 21
    BBC childrens television producer says:

    Little boy,whipping,animal exploitation tell me more?

  22. 22
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    No. That was Sue.

  23. 23
    Neo Rupert says:

    All countries have a Head of State, we are just Lucky to have the best of the lot,
    just ask the rest of the world….

  24. 24
    Margaret Hodge's (tiny, tiny) Trust Fund says:

    leftist hypocrite = tautology

  25. 25

    Automate the Tube Trains, NOW! No train drivers, no money? Eat Crow.

  26. 26

    Didn’t rate what Churchill did for us then?

  27. 27
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Shhhhhhhh… Bonkers Boy abandons Bonkers Boris Island Airport Idea.

    Boris now favours Standsted extension, or as it will now be called “”Pfeffel’s Place””

    errrrr is that a U Turn !!!!!

  28. 28
    Marmite says:

    + a million Neo. These bloody lefties/republicans get right up my left nostril. Have they ever stopped to think how much President Bliar would have cost this country? As it is, he’s cost us plenty, including our ma.im.e.d and de*d service personnel – all for his own vanity.

    Why BLiar & his cronies aren’t in prison I’ll never know.

  29. 29
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    The 2 million illegal immigrants hardly refers to our area.

  30. 30
    B1ll Clinton says:

    I knew an intern. Once.

  31. 31
    mikis says:

    After he finished Universty (about 12 years ago) my son was an Intern at the NS for about 6 weeks. No fee was charged, and no salary was paid, but my son was informed that he would be paid (think it was £100 per page) if anything he wrote was published in the mag. They did publish a two page article but I was very annoyed that after having had his free labour for 6 weeks, it then took NS two months to pay his for the published article.

    There’s socialists for yer!

  32. 32
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Language!

  33. 33
    Och aye! says:

    Three Scottish men are being held in custody in Amsterdam after taking part in an alleged “mini-riot” on a KLM flight from Glasgow. The men are due in court on Tuesday after the on-board incident, which also saw 14 other people arrested.

    They were all part of a 17-strong group, including four women, who were on their way to see a concert by dance band Swedish House Mafia. The group, from Clydebank, who reportedly call themselves the Bundy Boys, were arrested at Schipol Airport on Thursday night after the flight from Glasgow landed.

    While three of the men have been kept in custody charged with offences including threatening crew and groping female flight attendants, the other 14 were released on Friday after being fine £600.

  34. 34
    Marmite says:

    No MKM3, it’s not a u-turn, it’s just one of your asinine remarks.

  35. 35
    Things must be serious says:

    Looks like our monarch is going to observe cabinet meeting tomorrow. That should be fun for her.

  36. 36
    Lying old git reminiscing about the good old days says:

    Luxury………….

  37. 37

    Bob’s little brain was secretly polygamous, though.
    Anyway, Harrow East is a knobbers constituency by tradition, or perhaps it’s by an ancient law or charter.

  38. 38
    Doubting Thomas says:

    What did Churchill ever do for us?

  39. 39
    Rotherham social Services says:

    What sort of parent would expose his children to a Socialist newspaper?

  40. 40
  41. 41
    Prince Vultan says:

    Onward my brave Hawkmen! Let this be known forever as Gordon’s Day!

  42. 42
    Don't let the facts get in the way of a good rant says:

    Given the regularity of theories about the BBC being anti-Tory, how do you square that with Bradley Wiggins and Sebastian Coe getting awards last night? Oh, I see how you’ve squared that. A “hilarious” satire along the lines of “sorry for last night’s error”. Such wit. Except that, instead of simply conceding that they didn’t rig the public vote, as usually alleged, some of you still have this bizarre need to find some hidden meaning behind it, rather than the blunt fact he won most votes and they chose to give a special honorary award to Coe.

    Screaming your usual bile about “leftie BBC” when the reality doesn’t even match it is a sign of insanity.

  43. 43
    Monika says:

    Just the once!

  44. 44
    albacore says:

    Did Dave ever graduate from internship
    Or did he give Tory H Q so much lip
    They made him “The Leader” only to be funny
    Bit their lips and carried on taking his money?

  45. 45

    Mousey, me old Khunty – your digit keeps changing – does this refer to the dosage increase in your medication or your actual IQ?

    LOL!!!!!!!

  46. 46
    The Libor party says:

    We don’t like winners.

  47. 47
    Marmite says:

    What ARE you babbling on about no: 39? The BBC are leftie twonkers and you are just plain bonkers.

    What make of television are you watching? Probably one made in China/Russia.

  48. 48
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    The Politics of Envy.

    So Borisido Boriswkes….will you be best man at Dale’s future Gay church wedding……LOL

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Guido

    What’s happening with the Chris Huhne story – now you see it now you don’t?

    http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/50643/cps-denies-dropping-huhne-perversion-justice-charges#

    Weird!

  50. 50
    There is Nothing like a Huhne says:

    The Daily mail has taken down its Article about Chris Huhne saying the CPS will be dropping charges.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2248747/New-Chris-Huhne-storm-Lib-Dem-judge-tweets-Prosecution-dropped-month.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

  51. 51
    Calamity Clegg says:

    I shall personally confiscate her old age pension and bus pass.

    That should win me a few votes.

  52. 52
    Katie Price says:

    In my day it used to be the intern with the biggest tits that automatically got the job!

  53. 53
    Masons Arms says:

    That Judge has got a Brass Neck

  54. 54
    Calamity Clegg says:

  55. 55
    Mike Hancock says:

    I have an age limit on my interns

  56. 56
    Open Doors says:

    He gave Diane Abbott a British passport?

  57. 57
    Marmite says:

    Got it in one Fran. Poor old MKM3 is seriously de.men.ted. He’s more to be pitied than scolded. :)

  58. 58
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    Every day that passes comes the news of the lefty scum pulling one stunt or another.

  59. 59
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    I bet they are claiming benefits.

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    One reason is because Cameron and his cronies will not do anything about it – rather they will force through secret courts which will ensure that they can get away with whatever they like in future. Madness is we stand for it.

  61. 61
    The Hogmany says:

    Were the Scotchmen wearing skirts at the time?

  62. 62
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    Thank you Mrs Jones!

  63. 63
    Rob says:

    Didn’t Penny herself advertise for an unpaid intern? Does my memory deceive me?

  64. 64
    Multimillionaire Mike Danson, owner of New Statesman says:

    I made bloody millions in the tech industry

    And sold out at the right moment

    I then bought the New Statesman from tax voiding Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson, infamous for Mandelson scam

    I am anti trade union

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2009/01/13/more-new-statesman-journalist-face-axe/

    So it is normal that I should not pay interns…

  65. 65
    Don't let the facts get in the way of a good rant says:

    So you’re saying Wiggins and Coe DIDN’T win last night?

  66. 66
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    There are many Labour MPS with interns,they dont pay but give them a sandwich and travelling expenses paid of course by the taxpayer just ck out the IPSA webisite.I once rang IPS to ask about the particular expense being paid to a Labour MP the guy who took my query said that shed probably claimed for it as they calaim for everything else his exact words.The time has come to reduce the HOC to half the numbers it has now as for the HOL Icannot see it fufills any other function other than providing failed politicians arse lickers and bishops with a gilt edged pension plan.

  67. 67
    and Badger says:

    Mashed potato.

  68. 68
    Multimillionaire Mike Danson, owner of New Statesman says:

    I also finance the crap on LabourHome blog

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jul/24/digitalmedia.pressandpublishing

    Like Mandelson, I believe in being a filthy rich new Labourite

  69. 69
    Word on the street says says:

    His 5th cousin apparently put in a word. She’s looking forward to her visit later this week.

  70. 70
    Awful mental image says:

    BoJo in pink mankini.

  71. 71
    The bent DPP, I only prosecute the little guys says:

    We cannot possibly prosecute high profile politicians

    Otherwise there would not be many left

    And I would be out of a job

  72. 72
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    Police re-bail Freddie Starr and Max Clifford.

  73. 73
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    “they help to depress the wages of paid journalists there.”

    Yet they still refuse to stop supporting immigration subsidies (NDS, skoolz, benefits) that have the same effect on the lower paid. Probably because they’re the islington class that benefit most from those lower wage costs.

  74. 74
    Tired of crooks says:

    Yes Keir

    What about all those criminals bankers?

    Their banks get fined billions and you never prosecute the people
    who pulled all these scams do you?

    Where is the Rule of Law in the UK?

  75. 75
    and Badger says:

    Mashed potato, mashed potato, mashed potato. Yeah.

  76. 76
    Tired of crooks says:

    Plod have all the dirt on Max’s computer

    ROFL

    Could not have happened to a nicer guy…

  77. 77
    SS says:

    No, I think it was her social worker that was sitting in the corner.

  78. 78
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    The world would be a better place if we exploited each other because we were stronger?

    I think there’s a documentary called Mad Max about just such a place.

  79. 79
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    Er, why not add another terminal and runway to Gatwick as there’s space etc.

  80. 80
    Marmite says:

    MKM3 – same comment as ‘and badger’.

  81. 81
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    They’re chosen by popular vote.

  82. 82
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    I’ve got a little ditty which I’m having trouble with. It starts :-

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    Just like the ones we used to know

    Stuck!

    Can you help?

  83. 83
    Grand Master, Top Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    I think this sort of impertinent delving into Mr Huhne’s private affairs is totally uncalled for. Jahbulon

  84. 84
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    Can someone introduce you to the English language?

  85. 85
    Even a worm can turn says:

    It was the BBC’s “diversity, let’s ram it down their throats” episode of Countryfile last night, on just before SPOTY wot swung it. That episode must have have enraged most of White England (not to mention Merseyside and North Wales) to get on the blower and vote for Wiggo.

  86. 86
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Yawn

    Will Guido be giving up his UK Passport in protest about UK Tax laws..

    whoopssss… sorry forgot, Guido doesn’t have a UK passport….LOL

  87. 87
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    It’s the starter of the FSA that needs jailing… He could probably use the Moran defence though.

  88. 88
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    ….I could ask the UK tax payer to provide a tutor. They do pay for my home in Qatar afterall.

  89. 89
    Hank the Cat says:

    I thought it was gaza

  90. 90
    Hank the Cat says:

    The point being made that he was not knobbing a gayer

  91. 91
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    I assumed Noah stopped at Australia first and let all the poisonous deadly creatures out in one batch.

  92. 92
    eadav says:

    ‘…a practice than puts opportunities out of the hands of hardworking and talented young people.’

    Presumably Intern Aware believe that their or their parents’ ability to pay necessarily implies lack of both application and capability. I’d have thought the likelihood was the other way.

  93. 93
    Good job I'm dead says:

    Now then! Now then!

  94. 94
    Max says:

    Cobwebbs in many corners.

  95. 95
    British Public says:

    If she brought a few armed army officers along with her, then some progress might be possible.

  96. 96
    Hank the Cat says:

    President Blair how about President The Maximum Imbecile now that is bloody scary

  97. 97
    A psychiatrist says:

    Once pictured never possible to wipe it from the memory banks.

  98. 98
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    About 10 Million pensioners too.

    Loads of taxpayer-wallet Farmers (not just in the U.K. thanks to the EUSSR).

    Lots of Luvvy artistes and unpopular sportsmen thanks to DMCS.

    oh and rich dictators in poor countries too.

  99. 99
    Even a worm can turn says:

    That’s the problem…they didn’t break any laws in the process of bankrupting the entire economy.

    It’s the essence of laissez-faire regulatation aka libertariansim/anarchism (anarchism means without rules…for big bussiness).

    Free-markets and democracy are pure shams.

  100. 100
    Hank the Cat says:

    Now that is weird

  101. 101
    Even a worm can turn says:

    That’s the problem…they didn’t break any laws in the process of bankrupting the entire economy.

    It’s the essence of la i ssez-faire regulatation aka libertari a nsim/anarchism (anarchism means without rules…for big bussiness).

    Free-markets and democracy are pure shams

  102. 102
    Bliar Witch(hunt) Project says:

    I do hope they serve Freetrade bikkies there!

  103. 103
    Max clliford fucked my hamster says:

    To be both a multi millionaire and a socialist is shurely a sign of lunacy

    I dont mind helping people out, I just seriously object to being mugged at gun point
    Thats what taxation is

  104. 104
    Hank the Cat says:

    Now matter which blog you go to and can post you will find that all the blogs have one or two resident retards, mousey is this blogs resident retard

  105. 105
    Bliar Witch(hunt) Project says:

    Coe only got it for heading up the complete waste of around 20 billion quid that could have been spent on better things, especially given the no money left position of this country, and all the lefty bollox that was the opening and closing ceremonies.

    PS: His wrestling matches also probably were not unnoticed at White City.

  106. 106
    gnom says:

    ‘The New Statesman was created in 1913 with the aim of permeating the educated and influential classes with socialist ideas’ – must be a transposition error?

  107. 107
    Hamster Beaster says:

    Do you have a life on this planet?

    WTF is wrong with being a Bogtrotter?

    I loathe our host, however, he is far more English than most Londonistan residents
    My ancestors came from Ireland and we have all served our country
    You Sir are a tedious Bumhole

  108. 108
    Hamster Beaster says:

    Guess the racial profile

  109. 109
    Hank the Cat says:

    Phuck of and die mousey

  110. 110
    DonkeyDong says:

    At the Grauniad you have to make money somehow. You don’t make it from publishing.

  111. 111
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    LOL

    He protests about Tax avoiders, yet is one himself.

    He uses gay innuendo to attack his political foes, yet many of his own chums are gay.

    He harps on migrants, yet is one himself.

    He complains about hypocrisy…. LOL

  112. 112
    A casual observer says:

    Straight to the point, applause.

  113. 113
    A casual observer says:

    Where treetops glisten, and children listen, for the **** peeeedo stood outside their door.

  114. 114

    Nah, that’s Afghanistan, surely.

  115. 115
    Only in the Graun says:

    I know. It was dreadful. Couldn’t quite believe it – it was like a parody.

    My piss was already on the boil after listening to R4 Pick of The Week presented by leftist BBC ‘DJ’ Stuart Maconie. He treated us to a fawning tribute to that sad c unt Morrissey who apparently “emerged under the dark looming skies of Thatcher’s Britain” or some such fucking bilge.

    Oh yes. The BBC is BIASED to the core. My bitch of an ex-wife works for them and I’ve seen it from the inside.

  116. 116
    Herm Adge says:

    I am going to cut that blounder Clegg’s head clean orf while I am there too. And put it on Traitors’ Gate. Poisonous liitle upstart!

  117. 117

    Oh they do – but it leaves this country in the form of rent and charges, paid into the off shore account, leaving them as loss making, ON PAPER. (pun, sort of, intended)

  118. 118

    Oh ffs! Who fuckin.g died and gave you lot the job of deciding who puts what up where?

    Use some perspective, it’s only sex, it’s not usually life or death.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Man exploiting man? That’s capitalism.

  120. 120

    It IS a terrible thing when first cousins are allowed to marry and have kids, especially when their parents and grandparents were also first cousins. Mousey, you have my limited sympathy – get a grown up (or carer) to look up that last word for you

  121. 121
    Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

    Socialists in ‘do-as-I-say-not-what-I-do’ shocker!

  122. 122

    Why are you having a pop at Jo Nesbø’s policeman character?

  123. 123

    I’M WITH HANK ON THIS ONE!

  124. 124
  125. 125

    Voted for by the public, you complete knob head – you know, democracy, something you socialists hate. Either look it up when you next bother to go to a Uni lecture or ask the poor sap with the same degree in History of Art as you who signs you on next week.

  126. 126
    sir boffton toffton mp - what? says:

    surely these pinko chappies are just following my suggestion to auction off the poor – in order to raise money to cope with the needs of their betters

  127. 127
    Matthew Robinson says:

    Oh, come on Guido.

    You can’t post a link to the Daily Mail about Huhne’s prosecution being dropped that doesn’t lead anywhere – then mysteriously vanishes from your page.

    Then no further reference whatsoever.

    What’s going on? Surely you haven’t been gagged by Leveson …

  128. 128
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    About as much chance of that as a branch of Ermenegildo Zegna opening on Fawcett Street.

  129. 129
    British Bullshite Company says:

    Hard to find young posh rich lefties these days that know how to make a cup of tea. What is with kids these days, ey, Mehhhdeee?

  130. 130
    Dorothy's Friend says:

    ”it’s not usually life or death.”

    Until you get Aids of course.

  131. 131
    British Bullshite Company says:

    NS is in the London media bubble, no more no less, and are just a bunch of tools like the rest of them. Why don’t they move to Manchester, and pay their taxes.

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

    things must be serious.
    .
    first BoE visit,
    now the cabinet….
    what next……

    is it a good day to
    bury bad noose,

  133. 133
    Gloop says:

    Thought you were no more. Some news item that you had succumbed overseas . Sorry I was wrong.

  134. 134
    Fahrenheit says:

    The existence of the Monarchy saves us from constitutional horrors such as a possible President Clegg, or worse, President Brown.

  135. 135
    keredybretsa says:

    Great innit! Wannajob? Well a little beige envelope passed under the table, and it could be yours.

  136. 136
    Socialists says:

    It’s never wrong when we do it.

    Only evil tories.

  137. 137
    CarryHole is a Utter Hunt says:

    I think you’ll find exploitation of man by man, is found more where reciprocation is less.

    Capitalism is reciprocal. Marxism is not. That is why it’s a economic death sentence always leading to mass murder.

  138. 138
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Whereas communism is, as we all know, the reverse.

  139. 139
    Windowlicker says:

    Those aren’t poisonous. Explosive, maybe.

  140. 140
    W Hague says:

    I was the future once.

  141. 141
    Parry Hotter says:

    Last year Helen Lewis gleefully reported on Tom Watson’s attack on the Tories when they tried a similar wheeze:

    “The Labour MP Tom Watson told the Mail: “This is a crass example of rich Tories buying privilege. Most young people could only dream of this opportunity. The Conservatives flog them like baubles and fill their coffers with the profits. It is obscene.””

    But that was so last year Gwido.

  142. 142
    Windowlicker says:

    From a vetted and approved list.

  143. 143
    Parry Hotter says:

    Even the leftist twonks could not keep the award away from the rightful winner.

  144. 144
    Parry Hotter says:

    Stuart Maconie if he got Alzheimer’s would his career be over? Or was that written about some other presenter whose whole career is based on remembering things he did as a child?

  145. 145
    JabbaTheCat says:

    He overlooked the whole of the tax eating public sector, who have all four trotters and their very fat snout firmly planted in his wallet…

  146. 146
    Winnie says:

    I warned you : Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

  147. 147
    Worst mp 2012award says:

    Keith Vaz ‘If I don’t win it’s proof of institutional racism in the UK’.

  148. 148
    Magaluf Engerlander says:

    Thus the proviso “usually” and in the Western world, it is now classed as merely serious but manageable!

  149. 149
    Magaluf Engerlander says:

    I think you’ll find that’s “Sucked cum overseas” in Mouseys case?…..LOL!!!!!!!


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