January 21st, 2013

Guido’s Sunday Column Now Online

Guido’s Sunday column had more of the fallout from Dave’s speech that never was, and David Miliband’s well oiled shadow campaign team, but his favourite story had to be about Dave’s wonderful man-management skills:

“DAVE’S grip over his party’s loyalty is slipping even further and he’s becoming a figure of fun – lethal to a leader. When asking how one MP’s relationship was with the Prime Minister, Guido was told he was the wrong person to ask, as he’d only spoken to the Prime Minister once – when Dave stood on his shoe and then did not apologise. Hard to recover when you start off on the wrong foot.”

Guido is also still chuckling at this one too:

“THIRTEEN years ago, the politically influential Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia – the leading scaremongers about man-made global warming – warned us that within just a few years “children just aren’t going to know what snow is” and that it will be “a very rare and exciting event”. Last week, a foot of this mythical snow stuff closed 3,000 schools, triggered power cuts, shut airports and caused chaos on the roads. As it did last year. And the year before that.”

Elsewhere delusional London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan has hit a brick wall of derision from his rivals in the Labour Party, also north of the border the leader of Glasgow council was busted performing a gay sex act in a car. And the sad news of “Ed Balls dead at 45″. Yesterday’s column is now online here


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  1. 1
    Putr1d Labour ruined my Country says:

    ten million new immigrants on their way!

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      Butch Dave says:

      And Global Warming! The good news keeps on coming!

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      • 7
        Global Warming spreading across the middle east again says:

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          Aunt Mat says:

          Ok.

          We have just had:

          The Coldest Winter since records began
          The Driest Spring since records began
          The Wettest summer since records began.

          I might be being a bit thick here, but are the records wrong, or is there something going on?

          Who is best qualified to answer this question?

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      • 17
        Where's the Arab Spring? says:

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        Now, of course I’m sure that Guido-reading Tories know so much more about science than scientists, but when Tea Party deniers and the Oil industry paid a sceptic scientist to do some thorough research to show that global warming was bollocks, he changed hi mind…..

        A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.

        The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers. He pursued long-held skeptic theories in analyzing the data. He was spurred to action because of “Climategate,” a British scandal involving hacked emails of scientists.

        Yet he found that the land is 1.6 degrees warmer than in the 1950s. Those numbers from Muller, who works at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, match those by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA.

        He said he went even further back, studying readings from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. His ultimate finding of a warming world, to be presented at a conference Monday, is no different from what mainstream climate scientists have been saying for decades.

        What’s different, and why everyone from opinion columnists to “The Daily Show” is paying attention is who is behind the study.

        One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the tea party. The Koch brothers, Charles and David, run a large privately held company involved in oil and other industries, producing sizable greenhouse gas emissions.

        ……

        You see, scientists put evidence over ideology. But of course, you lot have evidence that denying climate change winds up the lefties and that’s all the evidence you need to prove your thesis.

        As I say, I’m sure you’ve all studied the data more than this chap and so you’ll easily be able to dispute the science behind his findings.

        (I’ve put the link to the Huff Post article below. It was the first one that came up in google, but it was covered in many of our national dailies if memory serves. I read it somewhere else.)

        I’m not ideological about this. I’d love CC to be disproved cos they we don’t have to worry about it and I can stop being half blind cos of these sodding low energy light-bulbs. So I go by the evidence – on which I accept I’m only using secondary, not primary, data.

        But the ideologically-driven campaign by the right is a fucking sad indictment of humanity. It’s not big and it’s not clever.

        So what do you make of a sceptic, funded by oil and the tea party, saying now he’s studied the evidence, he’s changed his mind?

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    • 5
      So did the Party of Dave says:

      Yes indeed but remember you’re not allowed to vote for UKIP or those nasty evil nazis at the B&P.

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    • 10
      Owen Jones says:

      Just out of interest, are you using Duckworth Lewis here?

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  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    I can’t wait to see Guido’s column today, I’ll be salivating all over it. :)

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  3. 3
    old SHEP says:

    All the schools in my area seem to have shut down this week as well due to the blistering heat.

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  4. 6
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Not in Guido’s column but interesting to read that alicampbell is devastated at the fall of his hero lance armstron. Apparently alic believes armstrong has bee badly treated by the media!

    Not a very good judge of truth and character is alicambell – when you think he worshipped a dr ug che at like that, thought saddam had wmd and considered gaddafi along with his pal bliar as being worthy of friendship.

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  5. 7
    Owen Jones says:

    We need a new movement – not a party – to bring together progressive opponents of austerity.

    My @IndyVoices column http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/british-politics-urgently-needs-a-new-force–a-movement-on-the-left-to-counter-capitalisms-crisis-8459099.html

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  6. 9
    Steve Phd says:

    CRU in East Anglia – so much fraud commited by them, so many pensioner deaths because of them – & yet no prosecutions.

    Every single one of those “experts” in CRU at UEA should be serving life in prison.

    The political class, the client media & the Great Global Warming Scam Scientists – they are all in it together.

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    Bush Fires. Nowt to do with the Global Warming Myth. says:

    Snow is not the ONLY thing the AGW religious set have got wrong.

    In Oz they are wailing and gnashing teeth at the bush fires destroying their properties and blaming it all on the AGW high priestess. But it turns out that when the first settlers arrived in OZ they thought the aboriginals were stark raving bonkers for constantly having an area of their land under rotation for burning. So knowing better than these savages the settlers fenced off these grass lands from the aboriginals and allowed trees and scrub to grow in abundance, creating in effect lethal tinder boxes.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/01/20/australias-alien-environment-fuels-firestorms/

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    • 29
      Hollywood Hills resident says:

      It’s an accepted risk here that your house may go up in smoke, happens evey 15 years or so.

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  8. 14
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    Dave – No UKIP in election TV debate.

    …..and Guido doesn’t care to comment…LOL

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  9. 15
    Anonymous says:

    This site is shit.

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  10. 16
    DAVE FAUNA and FLORA CAMERMONG says:

    Prepare for War (again)
    Hi peeps as you know those dam rotters the Muslims are at it again in Africa
    So i think it only right and proper that i send our 12 remaining troops back to war rather than have them standing idle around old blighty what !
    The Afghanistan war was only penciled in for two years and hey presto were still there ten years on
    So this next war i have decided to pencil in for Ten years , to give our lads a chance to give these camel jockeys a damn good thrashing
    With our close allies “The Cheese eating surrender monkeys”Who at the first sight of a bit of claret will run tail between legs back to Gay Parre , and leave us there to sort it out
    as we must all be in this together i will be raising taxes yet again to pay for my latest folly

    Toodle Pip
    i’ll explain everything at 3.30pm

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    • 27
      old SHEP says:

      Dave is going to have to have his very own war somewhere though (at least one) it’s what our PMs do, they think it is statesman like and it looks as if they have about another 4 lined up at the moment, Mali, Algeria, Libya, Egypt… note the sabre rattling from William Hague, they just love the sense of self- importance it gives them.

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        Putr1d Labour ruined my Country says:

        I can’t help thinking this new war would not be happening if they had left Libya alone. Most of the weapons appear to have been sourced from Libya?

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        • 33
          old SHEP says:

          Controversial, but if you look at the facts the world would be a safer place if we had kept out of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Let them sort out which dictators they want.

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          • DAVE FAUNA and FLORA CAMERMONG says:

            They are people who needed to be oppressed a good dictator who murdered everyone who stepped out of line
            You remove the dictator and you let the genie out of the bottle as history has shown us
            Politicians are the most stupid breed in existence , not a brain cell between them
            Just about everything they stick their oar in turns to shit How so many Dumb fuckers can even find their way back to the H of C everyday is a remarkable achievement , but the numbest still struggle , ie D Milliband and G Brown

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        • 34
          DAVE FAUNA and FLORA CAMERMONG says:

          Not forgetting all those nice new 4×4 Toyota land cruisers we gave them to drive about in

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        • 53
          Anonymous says:

          It does not matter the route the arms take. They will take the easiest safest route they can. It is the source and the finance that is bent on destabilising every nation with resources that is the cause.

          These are the “Energy Wars”, they will get worse. They will lead to a point of no return.

          Ignore global warming etc. It will not be around long enough to matter. Open the coal mines and start looking at high tech coal burning akin to jet engines. One power station per mine and fully integrated. Go for self sufficiency for the next 30 years. Then reassess in 15. It might even correct the employment issue.

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          • Brass Monkey says:

            Good Idea, and don’t forget about shale gas. Unfortunately not a chance till Hell freezes over…. Oh! we have GW so that won’t happen either.

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        • 55
          the fools says:

          I do hope John Baron MP says ‘I told you so’ to the assembled shower of shite around him in the Commons

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      • 32
        DAVE FAUNA and FLORA CAMERMONG says:

        We had seriously better start looking at reopening a few coal mines , because once this kicks off
        there wont be much chance of any fuel coming out of there

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      • 49
        STuN says:

        Sabre rattling and William Hague in the same sentence…

        Makes me feel queasy!

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        • 52
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          What makes me feel queasy is sabre-rattling without an army.

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          • DAVE FAUNA and FLORA CAMERMONG says:

            Would that be our troops (the borrowers) as named by the yanks in the last three conflicts due to us having to scrounge even basic equipment off them?

            Maybe we will become known as “Pointy stick wavers” or “Stone throwers”

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        Hadrian (Emp.) says:

        Its called a diversionary tactic as domestic policy is usually up sh@t creek after a couple of years, cf Palmerston, Gladstone, George 1st, and good ole Julius C.

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  11. 18
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    It has been nearly 5 months since it was confirmed that Warsi was to stay in cabinet.

    ..anyone any ideas where she is, or what she is doing these days

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  12. 21
    Owen Jones says:

    Is this a race for the bottom or are people going to develop some gumption and properly fight back? Strike, Cause the Tories to feel fear.

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    • 25
      Chocolate Starfish says:

      You’ve been racing for the bottom far too many times Owen.

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    • 38
      Steve Phd says:

      Freedom for Tooting.

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    • 42
      albacore says:

      Take no notice, Dave, the outlook ain’t bleak
      Willy says that you’ll give that speech this week
      And if your M P’s are falling about
      That’ll keep ‘em laughing, without a doubt

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    • 45
      Anonymous says:

      We need a campaign based on “race for the bottom”.

      The race were just going slower than your neighbour means you are the winner.

      It seems to encase the whole concept of the EU and destruction of societies. They make sure all people with “get up and go” actually get up and go to another country. This is mainly from the poorer countries. So depleting the “get up and go” people from that country, condemning them to further fall in potential.

      The solution should have been to allow the free movement of industry. But not the people. That would have forced the companies to go where it was most cost effective for both wage and resources. A stable and connected society is far more important to stability of the region. Diffusion would have occurred via company transfers.

      So the EU has forced all into race to the bottom by the age old tactic of the stereotype bad manager. Move all the desks and reassign all the people. Then the manager knows as much as the workers. The art of destruction.

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  13. 23
    Swiss Bob says:

    Even the scientists admit their hypothesis is a failed one:

    Near-zero
    and even negative trends are common for intervals of a decade or less in the simulations, due to the model’s internal climate variability. The simulations rule out (at the 95% level) zero trends for intervals of 15 yr or more, suggesting that
    an observed absence of warming of this duration is needed to create a discrepancy with the expected present-day warming rate.

    http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/bams-sotc/climate-assessment-2008-lo-rez.pdf

    You are being conned and killed. Excess deaths in winter are running at 24,000 per annum in the UK.

    Miliband is a mass murderer (He passed the climate change act).

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  14. 24
    Braveheart says:

    There’s nothing sadder than a gay Jock.

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    Ring the Bells, Rejoice in the Streets says:

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  16. 44
    Steve Miliband says:

    Robin Brant @robindbrant

    BBC Leeds reports Met police to re open investigation in former lab mp dennis macshane fraudulent expenses claims.

    decision comes after CPS consultation and new evidence which emerged from macshane during commons st & priv cmte enquiry

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  17. 54
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    He’s another of those east european commies like the Miliband Mafia, isn’t he?

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  18. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Guido glad to see you highlighting the affair with The leader at Glasgow City Council but you should note that the press up here are reporting that he was more than “warned” by the Police but was actually reported to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration of prosecution. The Fiscal decided there was insufficient evidence, just like there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Purcell for misconduct in Public office, apparently.

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  19. 63
    Hadrian (Emp.) says:

    Re: the dead ed balls story, ie comedian found dead in Wales–surely one and the same.

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  20. 64
    Hadrian (Emp.) says:

    Re: Glasgow council leader in car warned by the poliss—presumably not during the big freeze or does he claim fuel for his car heater?

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