January 17th, 2013

Tim Loughton V the Department for Education: Round II

Guido feels this one is going to rumble on…

UPDATE: And round III: the Speccie have one vicious briefing from Gove’s people.


  1. 1
  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve got a rumble in my rectum.


  3. 3
    Julie Birchall says:

    Why do people have these media bitch fights?


    • 4
      Hittite Empire says:

      Why have you got an annoying voice


    • 11
      Polly Pot says:

      I’m still the queen of victimhood.

      I see victims everywhere..look , over there. A woman in the rain without an umbrella!
      In 21st century Britain! Its a disgrace.What is this Tory led government of millionaires doing to protect the most unfortunate from raindrops?
      nothing! The fat scum.
      Lets all hold a candlelit vigil, sitting in a circle holding hands and singing African protest songs outside number 10 until a proper , equality of umbrella provision law, is passed.


      • 19
        Guardian Reader from a Yurt in North Korea says:



        • 36
          U kip and I'll kip says:

          Let’s be fair. It may be Polly twaddle but it still makes more sense than any policy ever devised by Gobby Gove.


          • Horror of horrors! says:

            Yes, performance-related pay for teachers is an awful idea!

            It will force some of them to make an effort.


          • U kip and I'll kip says:

            That was just a deckchair exercise. It has been the case for years.


          • That's the way to do it says:

            … make an effort to learn and master their subjects in order to be able to teach.

            There, fixed it for you.


      • 67
        Pollyshambles says:

        You can buy an umbrella for two quid, you ignorant cow.
        That would of course mean not smoking two quids worth of kingsize fags, of course.


  4. 6
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    I warned you about The Gimp Gove and you opted not to listen – repent at leisure.

    All the neo nuts see the gimp as a shining example of a good minister…he is in fact a twat of the highest order.

    * Free schools, no real uptake, and very low numbers.

    * FOI debacle for Free schools

    * His email account faux pas

    * and now this insight

    He is a sh*it minister


    • 7
      Hittite Empire says:

      You really post shite, you have got it down to an art form


      • 14
        Gordon the Spaz says:

        He makes my wibble boonbollocks ravings seem normal.


      • 38
        U kip and I'll kip says:

        Think for a minute instead of just reacting. Even those of us who have been party members for 30+ years recognise Gobby as the most useless minister since St John Stevas.


        • 52
          Kebab time gives me a boner says:

          At least Norman was honest about being an arse bandit


        • 91
          Anonymous says:

          Yes, face it tory boys – Gove is a wanker.

          You’ve all been told, everyone knows except Greedo’s vermin.

          But the good news is that he is great at pissing off tory voters even more than other voters.

          ha ha ha ha ha ha


  5. 8
    Ed Millibland says:

    What I meant to say was “What am I thinking?”


  6. 9
    Is having on f'ing clue navigating then? says:


  7. 10
    hank the cat says:

    The Chief Constable for Hampshire’s Constabulary has been named Stonewall’s Individual Champion of the Year for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

    Good to see the plod looking after thier own


    • 41
      U kip and I'll kip says:

      I wondered why they called the county ground the Rose Bowl.


      • 75
        Your Friendly Neighbourhood Possible Trademark Infringement Monitoring Service says:

        On account of the stadium in Southern California, which has been around since even before the 1932 Olympic Games and was one of the minor venues then as well as in 1984, as well as being the site of the championship match of the World Cup 1994. The folks in Hants figured they could get away with nicking the name, as no-one in the US gives a flying fuck about cricket (and probably not all that many of the people in Hants as well, if we’re being honest) and would probably not notice.


    • 44
      Archer Karcher says:

      “Good to see the plod looking after thier own”

      They couldn’t care less about anyone else.


    • 73
      That's the way to do it says:

      That’s the annual who did which and with whom and with what award.


  8. 13
    Is this anoth Labour landlord in the making? says:



  9. 15
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    My local school..has:-

    1 X head £85k+
    1 X deputy head £65K+
    4 X assistant heads £55K+
    6 X deputy assistant heads £50K+

    All have little if any pupil class time…ie no longer actualy teaching

    All the additional head posts created since sept 2012….school has less than 300 kids


  10. 26
    Ed Miliband says:

    We won’t enter the single currency as long as I am PM.


  11. 30
    Jimmy says:

    To be fair Loughton has worked very hard to deregulate kiddyfiddling.


  12. 33
    Willy Bum Vague says:

    Breaking news a covert undercover operation has taken place by the Algerian government forces
    which included helicopter gunships hovering overhead spraying the place with bullets
    FFS Bet that took em by surprise !

    unconfirmed on the ground reports many dead


    • 46
      Willy Bum Vague says:

      As the hostages were being moved from one building to another
      The Algerian helicopters dropped bombs on them
      and they are firing at anything that moves


      • 49
        U kip and I'll kip says:

        Dear God, did the Algerians learn nothing from the French (sit round talking for years, surrender, abort plans due to wrong ammunition……).


        • 83
          just saying says:

          Go to a muooslim country and you’re asking for it. Work there and you’ve already committed suicide.


  13. 42
    Owen Jones says:



  14. 51
    Censorship in action says:

    The video link which was blocked: The film is not really worth watching as it is a little bit biased, but still, the censors appear to be out there:


    The key point is: The inquest recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, paparazzi were no where near the crash scene and Piers Morgan is on the record saying the establishment lied.


    • 54
      Censorship in action says:

      Also – that link above – all that was published on the wordpress blog was a link to the material hosted else where.


  15. 56
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:



  16. 58
    Genuine online advert says:

    I am looking for an athletic guy to kick me in the balls for a video project. Please include a photo.


  17. 59
    Calamity Cameron is in charge says:

    Lifted straight from the DT website:

    12.48 Tim Ross has more on the extraordinary plans being drawn up in Downing Street for David Cameron to chair a Cobra meeting from overseas. His spokesman said:

    “The Prime Minister thinks that the right thing for him to do is to be in charge across the entire situation…”

    He has chaired two Cobras already and will chair it again. Arrangements are in place for him to chair a Cobra from the Hague tomorrow morning, if that is necessary”

    12.48 Tim Ross has more on the extraordinary plans being drawn up in Downing Street for David Cameron to chair a Cobra meeting from overseas. His spokesman said:

    13.13 Al-Jazeera is reporting that 35 hostages have been killed and 15 hostage takers killed as they tried to move from one plant location to another.

    13.18 Algeria’s ANI news agency is now reporting that 34 hostages and 15 kidnappers have been killed by air strikes by the Algerian army. Several Western hostages are understood to be among those dead. “


  18. 64
    Liz Hurley tells reporter to fuck off says:

    Spoilt bitch.


  19. 68

    Fock you you focking conts.

    Not one of you bastards hit my donate button.

    I am focking skint.


  20. 72
    We should be told says:

    Dozens of civil servants have found themselves in deep trouble after surfing the internet for porn while they were meant to be working.

    A total of 55 workers at the Welsh Government’s offices were looking at explicit photographs and videos at their desks.

    Disciplinary action was taken against the officials after the material was found on their computers.

    Were they spanked?


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