January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Jarre

Not a bad way to kick off 2013: a world exclusive followed up by papers at home and abroad. Le Figaro and Le Monde reported Guido’s story that French rock star Jean Michel Jarre was considering “exil fiscal”. Amusingly Guido even beat HuffPo France to the story. En retard!


This side of the channel the Guardian picked it up despite initial scepticism, with the Mail and the Telegraph following suit. Happy new year…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Not sure how some will treat this, after all we keep hearing from some on the right that Immigrants are not welcome in this country…..

  2. 2
    Claude François says:

    I reckon he’s really a pillow-biter and wants to be one of the first to get married in the UK!

    That would please Dave.

  3. 3
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Poor immigrants are not wanted wealthy ones are.

  4. 4
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Why hsould anyone pay taxes to incompetent Governments who tax, spend & borrow more than the country can earn in 3 generations of yet unborn taxpayers?

    Starve the beast – legally avoid as much tax as you can in 2013.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Britain will be stripped of its gold-plated credit rating this year in a major embarrassment to George Osborne, a string of leading economists warned last night.

    The coveted AAA score is widely seen to be under threat after the Treasury admitted that it is taking longer than expected to get the ballooning national debt under control.

    A downgrade would be a crushing humiliation for the Chancellor who has staked his reputation on cleaning up the mess left by Labour and safeguarding the country’s top-notch rating.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2255720/UK-lose-credit-rating-Treasury-warns-national-debt.html#ixzz2GotQFesP
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  6. 6
    hank the cat says:

    To show solidarity with his socialist brother Milliband is moving to france.

  7. 7
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street says:

    We need to cut faster and deeper!

  8. 8
    Government Minister says:

    But we haven’t really cut anything at all so far so we can’t cut faster.

  9. 9
    rabid hamster says:

    … and pay tax? thats against the milliband’s modus operandi!

  10. 10
    tv tax resistance says:

    Starting with the TV tax. Cancel your DDs anyone who still pays it and achieve the additional aim of starving the Labour party’s propaganda wing.

  11. 11
    Joss Taskin says:

    Didn’t Slotgob’s sister move to France and convert to some very peaceful religion ?

  12. 12
    Alan Milburn, family reasons. says:

    funny how many people say that these days

    all it takes is enough people to say no. Well there’s 2 of us for a start not paying anymore

  13. 13
    The hoards of Romaninas and Bulgarians just waiting waiting waiting says:

    Soon we will come and pay tax

  14. 14
    BBC taking the piss out of the license fee payer says:

    Well we really surpassed ourselves this xmas with our quantity of repeats, and did you see our new years eve bonanza. This was Gabby Logan interviewing a northern man chewing gum. Our twenty minute broadcast will surely win awards.
    Also, Jools Holland’s Hootananny was filled with world class acts, cunningly disguised as 5th rate old black singers.
    Well I’m sure you will agree it was money well spent, just like the pay-offs we made to failed executives, and the 2 million we spent on the slander issue investigation.
    Yes the BBC really knows how to take the piss out of the license fee payer. We are proud of what Chris Patten has achieved.

  15. 15
    Call me Dave mincing into 2013 says:

    I will introduce more cuts when I announce that all Gayers have to be circumcised for hygiene reasons.

  16. 16
    The BBC Trust says:

    You will do as we say. You will pay us or we will have you all shot at dawn.

  17. 17
    Eagle sister hypocrite says:

    By what % did rail fares increase, each year, while labour were in power during 1997 to 2010.

  18. 18
    Chris Patten says:

    Why wait until dawn?

  19. 19
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am leaving Scotland

  20. 20
    The BBC Trust says:

    Good point, send for the firing squads immediately. Prepare the Gulag.

  21. 21
    Dan Saffend says:

    She went back to Blighty. Too expensive in France.

  22. 22
    Mark Skid says:

    Agreed. I just ignore their TV tax demands, and I save myself a packet. My hard earned money does not go to the cultural marxist agenda that is the BBC.

  23. 23

    Text from Gordon … it was 0%.

  24. 24
    Grrr says:

    I have never heard anyone on the Right say they didn’t wan immigrants.

    They just don’t want criminals,scoungers, jihadists and Marxists.

    Clear enough?

  25. 25
    Chucky says:

    I think frankly that this is a case of Happy New Jarre.

  26. 26
    JH34893428329074 says:

    I have just got a Google Nexus instead of paying for this year’s Progressive Media License.

    I wanted the Google Nexus you see. I wanted it. So I exchanged money for one with another trader, at a mutually agreeable price.

    Lefties really struggle with this stuff.

  27. 27
    The Meissen Bison says:

    The French Huff Po, Figaro and Monde all deny the substance of your story though!

  28. 28
    Gordon Brown says:

    In the framework of post-endogenous growth theory, coupled with a macro outlook based on real terms tractor investment since 1997, rail fares did not rise under my presidency.

  29. 29
    Life on the dole says:

    Why is my increase less? Fags and booze have gone up you know!

  30. 30
    Uncle Joe says:

    Steady that’s my job!

  31. 31
    Jimmy says:

    Guido says it’s true, but Jarre says it’s bollocks. Who to believe? It’s a puzzler.

  32. 32
    A Manc says:

    Scroungers or Scousers?…I guess they are not mutually exclusive.

  33. 33
    Smig says:

    Daily Mail screams from rooftops: Incites panic.

    Tomorrow’s chip paper, next week’s landfill.

  34. 34
    His Lardship John Prescott says:

    I hear Mistress Lovett makes a mean pie!

  35. 35
    Miliband.....Don't mention the North-South Divide says:

    Trains are not for “our people” just the posh southerners !! Bugger !!!forgot we’re supposed to be sucking up to the “Man on the 6.54 to Basingstoke” ….re-edit that…”This is an absloute disgrace and shows how the Tory led government is totally out of touch with hard working UK Commuter in the SOUTH(not the NORTH..the SOUTH)

  36. 36
    Gordons Duty Pedant says:

    Correction it was +0%

  37. 37
    Auction says:

    I’m selling two vintage French rifles from World War II in mint condition. Never been fired, dropped once.

  38. 38
    The Lying French says:


  39. 39
    Smig says:

    Will it be a supervised visit to Canterbury Mr McMental?

    Bring your rocking horse.

    Leave your Jim’ll FixIt Badge with nursey.

  40. 40
    David Letterman says:

    The last time the French asked for ‘more proof,’ it came marching into Paris under a German flag.

  41. 41
    Solly says:

    I’ve had three years of ignoring their demands.

    I like to keep the letters they keep sending to the “Legal Occupier”.

  42. 42
    Frank Foreskinner says:

    What do you call the useless bit of skin that hangs off the end of Ed Balls’ dick?……..Yvette Cooper (boom boom).

  43. 43
    DonkeyDong says:

    Dear BBC Trust,

    Suck my dick.


  44. 44
    Grimm & Reaper, coffin-chasers to the criminal classes says:

    Who to ?

  45. 45
    Gerry Adams says:

    Shut it you porridgew0g, or I’ll set my dad on you.

  46. 46
    Rabbi Chaim Gunnar Kutsher-Dickov says:

    If that’s true, may I offer my services? Trust me, faygelehs, I do the job right the first time. You never saw such an expert mohel as me. The only thing is, will the NHS cover it? Or will I be doing it cash-in-hand? (Although, if I do a good enough job, I still might be able to get a tip or two either way, right?)

  47. 47
    Guido Watch says:

    Guys (and Guyette’s) : Our esteemed blogger is currently #3 according to this twitter following chart:


    Priority for 2013: You can see the targets :-)

    Toodle Pip.

  48. 48
    G8 Watch says:

    It would appear UK holds the G8 Presidency this year.


    Quote from Cam’s letter to other G8 leaders:

    “grave economic uncertainty” in 2013 and that the top priority would remain each country’s own domestic challenges.

    But he added: “As leaders of eight countries making up around half of the world’s entire GDP, the ambitious standards we set and the bold steps we take by working together through the G8 can make a tangible difference by firing up economies and driving prosperity, not just in our own countries, but all over the world.

    “At Lough Erne we can seize this opportunity. At the heart of my agenda for the summit are three issues — advancing trade, ensuring tax compliance and promoting greater transparency.

    “All of them are areas where I believe the G8 can play a distinctive role, using our commitment to open economies, open governments and open societies to support enterprise and deliver economic growth.

    “But to achieve this will require strong political leadership and months of detailed policy work from our teams.

    “This G8 will not be the kind of summit where we simply whip out a chequebook at the 11th hour, pledge some money and call it a success. What we are talking about are long-term changes in our countries and the rules that govern the relationships between them,” he said.

    — No mention of gay marriage, sounds like business as usual and possibly ‘hunker down for a currency war chaps’ may be hidden message.

  49. 49
    hank the cat says:

    Lying Campbell and Fatso Watson one and two, that I do not believe they will have to produce the IP addresses before I do

  50. 50

    Hope you will not create too many Jarreing notes in 2013, Jimmy.

    Happy Hogmanay and all that.

    We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
    frae morning sun till dine,
    But seas between us braid hae roar’d
    sin auld lang syne.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    do you need to tell the police station first?

  52. 52
    Hans Neezen-Boompsadazy says:

    .. and religion..

  53. 53
    Hans Neezen-Boompsadazy says:

    ..plus they speek funnny too

  54. 54
    Hans Neezen-Boompsadazy says:

    Pay tax? Can someone please take a pate axe to these people?

  55. 55
    B. Gorrah says:

    Anyone know what Brigade Commander McGuiness is going to do to earn his keep this year now that he has resigned his post?

  56. 56
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Moddy. Are. You still on hols

    What in heavens are you doing allowing the frank foreskinner comment ?

    Do you not realise you. Will be sued for understatement ??

    Thank god you are offshore

    Hopefully in Tuvalu or. Labuan or somewhere equally nebulous that Beak and. Plod. does not yet know exists as a jurisdiction

  57. 57
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    I thought all was now online

    Especially now dame scardino has left pearson and the ft print version w ill soon be just a memory

    What will i use for the friday . Fish and chip wrapping ??

  58. 58
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Hope you don t run the PAYE. In yr company sandra

  59. 59

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