February 2nd, 2013

@TobyHelm v @SarahVine

Times journalist Sarah Vine is married to Michael Gove, she clearly gets irritated by the Observer hack who she thinks carries water for Ed Miliband’s chief-of-spin, Tom Baldwin:

belt-up-tweet

Labour now say Mrs Gove is an attack dog:

https://twitter.com/EducationLabour/status/297779049865035776


213 Comments

  1. 1
    Drop a Daisy cutter on Owin Jones says:

    Alleged Guido Fawkes exclusive sends Michael Gove’s odds of being booted out the Cabinet from 25/1 to 8/1. Trying to calm my imagination down.

    TAXI FOR MICHAEL GOVE PLEASE !!!

  2. 2

    Alleged Observer exclusive actually.

  3. 3
    Fuido Gawkes says:

    here is a scan of a snippet purported to originate from The Guardian newspaper. The date bandied about is the 26th June 1997 but I can not confirm that absolutely.

    Apparently the writer of that letter has a 3 inch thick solid steel front door! I wonder why? What treasures and fruits lay beyond it…

  4. 4
    Dick Miliband says:

    Labour Education calling you a Gove attack dog…tis like calling Kevin Maguire a journalist

  5. 5
    Damned Impertinent Questions says:

    I thought that in working for the Gruinard, Laour stoogery was mandatory – as well as licking the Editor’s arse or polishing his piano keys

  6. 6
    sproggingforbenefits says:

    The socialists are revolting

  7. 7
    old SHEP says:

    Attack dogs V explosive wasps (2).

  8. 8
    R Swiper says:

    Right, hear this ….
    1 Tatchell will get the dawn doorbell from the Plod.
    2. The Guardian will go broke.
    3. The piano lid will fall and break Rusbridger’s fingers. Shame!
    4. Op Ore will be reopened.
    5. Who knows?

  9. 9
    The Old Fella says:

    have a go as well as @guidofawkes Naughty old Fawkesy

  10. 10
    Engineer says:

    Some journalists are political stooges. Can’t see why they throw a hissy fit when someone points the fact out. Blindingly obvious to everyone.

    The only thing that slightly surprised me in this story is that Alistair Campbell regards himself as still a hack. I know some on the left are prone to self-delusion, but that’s an epic one.

  11. 11
    In The Know says:

    Ladbrokes Politics ‏@LadPolitics

    @tom_watson We’re pretty cautious with these markets, so not a huge amount but if a lot of people all want to get on at once we take notice.

    Boy, have a lot of punters got on at 25/1,and Ladbrokes have taken notice.

  12. 12
    Drop a Daisy cutter on Owin Jones says:

    Ah, okay – hearing that the rumour Michael Gove is about to resign is actually being spread by Acme Party Hats Ltd.

  13. 13
    Another Headshrinker says:

    He writes for the Observer, clearly mentally defective and supports labour, clearly the lobotomy failed!

  14. 14
    Tudor Birdhouse says:

    Toby Belm

  15. 15
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Now you’ve done it, Helm you old sonofabitch, you went and got the man’s wife angry with you– “The female of the species”, as they say…

  16. 16
    Kevin T says:

    When’s Labour going to have a judge-led inquiry into why social services in so many of its councils did nothing about child-grooming by Asian gangs?

  17. 17
    He deserved that punch in Russia says:

    The non London address on that letter is the drop box address for a pre-school. Not sure if the pre-school was there back then, but a sick coincidence ?

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Well, Tom Baldwin was a Murdoch hack – maybe when he worked at The Times he found Vine and Gove irritating shites in the same way that most of us do.

  19. 19
    Walter Freeman Jr, MD says:

    Shoulda left it to me. I did ‘em right. Better to knock out too much brain, than not enough, I always said. Ask Ambassador Kennedy about his daughter– I fixed her up good and proper! She was never an embarrassment to him again! And Frances Farmer, the actress, too– she didn’t give her mother all that much grief afterwards, either!

  20. 20
    Jo swinney says:

    Vote labour or we’ll steal and rape your children

  21. 21
    you must be 'avin a laugh says:

    the children may do better at english n maths if encouraged to twitterbitch n flutter on politics?

    then they could run a play group?

  22. 22
    Keel-haul Camertwat, C£€gg, B£iar, Brhoon, €ffigy of H€ath, daily – pour encourager les autres says:

    Tomorrow would be a good day for it – just by the HoC Terrace as they serve HoC subsidised Bolly and Petty Fours.

    Proceeds towards either

    1. the Respected Society for the Prosecution of Coalition Arseholes

    2. UKIP

  23. 23
    Jimmy says:

    Those are his “attack dogs”?

  24. 24

    Nice grappa this!

    No need to worry, Jimmy. It will all blow over.

  25. 25
    Keel-haul Camertwat, C£€gg, B£iar, Brhoon, €ffigy of H€ath, daily – pour encourager les autres says:

    Tch tch! – keep up at the back boy!!!! It’s a veritable un-PC thing to do.

    Also, if you were to suggest that Progressive Fucking LieBore set up a system whereby it was easier for kids in LA care Homes to be . . . . um . . . . p r o c u r r e d you would also quickly find it was against their LieBore inspired yoomun fuckin roits

  26. 26

    It wasn’t intended to be funny. Where are the cars? Where are they? Look! Where do you know a street like that?

  27. 27
    R Immer says:

    Someone has to clean up though!

  28. 28

    Observer reoprter LOL!

  29. 29
    Saffron says:

    More I see of these LIEBOUR assholes and their antics the more I despise them.
    This bunch of latter day morons who could not lie straight in bed are despicable in the extreme.
    From rich Bliar and his deals to the economic Gorgon what an unsavoury bunch of troughers they have become.
    These load of troughers representative of the working class which they used to be,for Ch–st sake don’t make me laugh.
    Union assholes coining in big bucks for jack shit,absolutely wonderful,when oh when are the union exploited fodder going to wake up and stop financing this bunch of commie assholes who are living it up at their expense.
    Now to be even handed,how many people think that firstly the towrags party considering what they have now morphed into under Cammoron and his economically illiterate mate Gideon will sort out our problems given that they are appeasing Cleggover and his insane party.
    Gay marriages,please feck off.
    Boundary changes,yes please bring it on,lets get some reality into representation on a proprotional basis.
    Postal voting,needs tight control in the extreme,should be for identifiable medical reasons only.
    Cammoron now involved in pr re the Mali issue,give it a rest Davy boy and concentrate on your own countries economic woes,rather than how much of the british taxpayers cash can I give away.
    Davy boy I can assure you that the electorate due to the net are no longer as thick as you think they are.
    Change your ways mate if you have any chance of winning the next election,this is what your grassroots is telling you in no uncertain terms.
    You need to read Cleggover his horoscope in no uncertain terms,and prove to your party that you are a conservative with a capital CCC or a one term chancer.
    The choice is yours mate,but I think I know which way a quisling will go.

  30. 30
    Bluto says:

    Me too. That big gobbed socialist agitprop scribbler Toby Helm looks like a mutant clone of Bliar with his head pumped full of air.

    Can’t stand any of them.

    Bastards.

  31. 31
    Jimmy says:

    Indeed it will. It won’t stop Guido however from spending another four years dining out on McBride though. As of today he is officially inside the tent pissing out.

  32. 32
  33. 33
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    The media would gain more respect if they admitted their political allegiance. This would be good for the reader. Why would the media not do this?

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Whilst SC is obviously a twat, it seems a bit mean to tease him about it. The poor chap cashed up, retired (as he frequently boasts) and made the mistake of moving to Spain where all his cash has gone in the property crash and he cannot afford to go out even if he could find some friends. However he does have lots of time for this blog.

  35. 35
    Lmfao says:

    + 1000

  36. 36

    Does it matter?

    Bivouac or marquee, does it matter?

  37. 37
    Lmfao says:

    Comment 33 made me laugh

  38. 38
    Old Times strapline (or was it FT?) says:

    Don’t you wish you were better informed?

  39. 39
    R says:

    The BBC admits it is politically neutral.

  40. 40
    Tosspot says:

    Perhaps they are all Barking up the Wrong Tree

  41. 41
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    If you ARE indeed the Cat:
    Actually, the joke was that, if you were asking if anybody saw the same thing you did, such a question is reminiscent of the Christmas carol I was parodying, and the joke was, that such a parody is obviously weeks late and many dollars short if done on 2 February, and is funnier, because more likely present in the front of people’s minds (rather than the back), during the Festive Season.
    I really was looking to poke fun at the Groundhog Day myth, a German custom brought to Pennsylvania by the original settlers in the very late 17th C., and how anything can be used as a portent of anything else, such as when Government statistics, used to show an improving economy, can be pointed to, with about as much likelihood of being correct as the reading of entrails.

  42. 42
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Anyone who fancies doing a little bit of detective work, puzzle over this.

    Will be common knowledge that celebs have specialist lawyers.

    One was jailed and infamously awarded money by the ECHR after his release. The details are linked to Grange Hill, Devon and a barr!ster specifically.

    Huge coincidence is it not that when the guy was released he moved to Richmond ?

    One wonders who his other clients were at the BBC and elsewhere.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Why is half the news devoted to dickheads on Twitter?

    Does any normal person give a shit?

  44. 44
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  45. 45
    Reality says:

    Do not get this trolling of Gove at all. He seems to be doing a good job.

    That is, good compared against the record of a certain Ed Balls.

    Is this just cover for something that is likely to break over Haringey ? Baby P and the other cover-ups are seriously going to be hard to beat.

  46. 46

    I apologise as I know only too well here that a joke is not as funny if one has to explain it. But I was also making a point, a serious one unfortunately about the state of journalism which has to resort to images which seek (and fail) to make up for the poor quality of the scribes, nay hacks, nay damn it scribblers.

    So we precariously meet somewhere in the middle ground with a savage critique of the second and fourth estates as far as the French classifications will translate into our so-called modern affairs.

  47. 47
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Muslim lover fat boy Stephen Nolan is wetting his skidmarked Y fronts about Pork in Hakal meat. As usual the BBC wanking themselves stupid.

  48. 48
    Honest Opinion says:

    Hopefully not the doorbell.

    Doorstepped by the Sun on Sunday and the mets nonce-squad.

    Heard it here first.

  49. 49
    poxdoctor says:

    clap

  50. 50
    Wigner's Friend says:

    General message to the Cat.

    How many more days is it now ?

    (Just to cheer you up: The blog equivalent of a saucer of milk one hopes)

  51. 51
    Orange Pekoe says:

    They used to read tealeaves. This is the modern equivalent.

  52. 52
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Then the BBC’s idea of neutral is different from the rest of us.

  53. 53
    Jimmy says:

    I spoke too soon. The serendipitously named Mr. Phibbs has joined the fray. Helm will rue the day.

  54. 54
    Jimmy says:

    Now Greg Hands too. Can Burley and Wilson be far behind?

  55. 55
    Mrs Maud Smith, housekeeper says:

    The Reverend Clink is preparing tomorrow’s sermon. He burns the midnight oil to deliver what he sees as his duty. Unfortunately he had to go out yesterday and replace a substantial part of the communion wine which he had earlier sampled to ensure the highest quality. He felt he might have been rather over-conscientious in this regard. This act of replenishment has made seriously eroded his rather modest stipend.

    I suggest it better that we do not disturb him now but there may be several interesting days next week before we can establish the direction in which a certain participant may be headed after the conclusion.

  56. 56
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    nice spot. done some digging- the current person living at that address is the business manager of the preschool and it is listed for correspondence, which makes sense as it turns out the preschool itself is located at the local village hall, which is a multi-use facility.

  58. 58

    Jimmy. The rain tonight has been of biblical proportions driven by the high winds. A marvellous calm has now settled upon the place. Do not get upset by all this. It is not even a proverbial fleabite.

    Join me in a glass or two of this delicious medovača and allow the strain to escape. The sun will still come up tomorrow and if you wish, we can resume hostilities then.

    But for now, Jivoli!

  59. 59

    Jіmmy. The rаіn tоnіght hаѕ been оf bіblісаl prоpоrtіоnѕ drіven by the hіgh wіndѕ. А mаrvellоuѕ саlm hаѕ nоw ѕettled upоn the plасe. Dо nоt get upѕet by аll thіѕ. Іt іѕ nоt even а prоverbіаl fleаbіte.

    Jоіn me іn а glаѕѕ оr twо оf thіѕ delісіоuѕ medоvаčа аnd аllоw the ѕtrаіn tо eѕсаpe. The ѕun wіll ѕtіll соme up tоmоrrоw аnd іf yоu wіѕh, we саn reѕume hоѕtіlіtіeѕ then.

    But fоr nоw, Jіvоlі!

  60. 60

    Good heavens! That is one hell of a realignment!

    Would it not be better if they took it in stages?

  61. 61
    Jimmy says:

    SC,

    I’m way ahead of you there (although my wine sadly inferior to yours).

    And far from upset. The news from Cardiff was pleasing.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Not sure if pre-school was there at the time the article was published.

    Spooky though.

  63. 63

    Generous of you to defer on one point, arguably the most important! :-)

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    PMQ on 30th: The Syrian hunt question may blow up over the next week or two closer to home than anticipated.

  65. 65
    Piers Stefan O'Meara Pughe-Morgan says:

    There is nothing wrong with a phony picture, if it sells papers–(*AHEM!!! AHEM!!!*)– SERVES A HIGHER TRUTH, with the story it purports to show! Yeah, sure, that’s it, serves a higher truth! Yeah, that’s the ticket!

    Well, anyway, that WAS my story, and I DID stick to it, didn’t I?

  66. 66
    Drop a Daisy cutter on Owin Jones says:

    An anonymous Twitter account called @toryeducation is regularly used to attack critical stories about both Gove and his department. It is often abreast of imminent Tory policies, suggesting it is coming from close to the centre of government. However, it is also used to rubbish journalists and Labour politicians while promoting Gove’s policies and career. Issuing party political material and indulging in personal attacks are both clear breaches of the special advisers’ code and the civil service code.

    In an unfortunate echo of the way the previous Labour government’s spin doctors smeared the weapons scientist David Kelly, the account has likened one respected reporter, the Financial Times’ education correspondent, Chris Cook, to Walter Mitty and suggested he was a “stalker”. It has also retweeted insinuations about his personal life.

    The Observer launched an investigation into @toryeducation last week after its political editor became a target. Last weekend the account accused Toby Helm of being “a Labour stooge” while he worked at the Daily Telegraph.

  67. 67
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Q. What is the puff of smoke at right angle to the barrel?

    Is it the remains of a previous discharge?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272417/Obama-gets-gun-White-House-releases-photo-President-skeet-shooting-attempt-silence-gun-lobby-critics.html

  68. 68
    Dr William Bоwden Ph.D. says:

    What we seem to be seeing here is a Metaphysical Route to Coherentism.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    May mean nothing, but according to Google street view, the Balmoral address has a super distinctive blue front door. Only non-white door on the street.

  70. 70
    jung sounds like young says:

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    are you “thentherewere4″ lol

    it means nowt. the preschool is not at balmoral close, that is just its correspondence address. regardless this does not distract from the other letter from the op post, written by that well known gay rights fella. i am sure people have managed to spot that and not be distracted by this preschool gubbins.

  72. 72
    Tachybaptus says:

    I think it is the smoke from the previous shot drifting away, which by chance has taken a shape that makes it look as if it was coming out of the barrel. This is an over-and-under shotgun. Normally the lower barrel fires first, so Obama is firing a second shot with the upper barrel in this picture.

  73. 73
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There are no excuses for Polanski – save his excuse merchants.

  74. 74
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Did assange – bugger a child?

  75. 75
    Blowing Whistles says:

    How many US senators have gotten away with child abuse?

  76. 76
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Hopw many ex-police Police Commissioners are in denial that their ranks are INFESTED with criminals, frauds and child abusing duplicitous lying fucking pigs?

  77. 77
    Blowing Whistles says:

    How many Local Councillors are ex-pigs and child abusers?

  78. 78
    Conspiracy Watch says:

    Many roads lead to Richmond it seems…

    http://tinyurl.com/bshcvdr

    Is totally disconnected.

  79. 79
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Why is this man [the DR] being protected by the states bent pigs?

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/34000/Another-girl-hangs-herself-in-death-town

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    True the pre-school itself isn’t. But an of the pre-school is.

    Just a massive coincidence.

  81. 81
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Good fucking night.

  82. 82
    Educated under a Labour Government. says:

    Can these idiots stop bickering and give us instructions on how to wipe our own arseholes.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Billericay is a bit of a hot spot.

    Here is one from there who was convicted:

    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/Colin-Wingrave-1521-1.law

    Wonder if in the same court as someone else we know.

  84. 84
    Cranky old git says:

    Not to mention an acid attack on a young woman in E. London clearly intended to impose sharia compliant modesty on local females ( she worked for Victoria’s Secret). Plod thinks it’s a random attack and is keeping an open mind (the attacker wore a niqab – something the Beeb didn’t report until people noticed everyone else had).

  85. 85
    The Libor party says:

    We can’t wait to bring back the Nanny Nappy State

  86. 86
    albacore says:

    As the N H S is under-employed
    Everybody’s ever so overjoyed
    The government’s thought up a brand new wheeze
    To record each time that we cough or sneeze
    Needless to say, it’s all anonymous
    Yes, of course it is. So don’t make a fuss

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272166/Big-brother-log-drinking-habits-waist-size.html

  87. 87
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Haven’t NI and the MET – been working in cahoots for decades?

  88. 88
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I lied about going to bed – is it a criminal offence that the EU police will have me banged up for?

  89. 89
    Hal-Al pork for all says:

    Govey is doing a wonderful job lifting our education standards out of the gutter but his missus didn’t really add anything to the debate.

  90. 90
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I did post some time ago that the Left are totally dependent upon the right and ‘vice’ versa [Vice pun intended] for “both of their existences”. Thanks to billy boy and SC – I have been proven right – oops ‘Correct’ I mean … to be a bit more neutral.

    And who are both sides proped up by … well it ain’t that hard to bank on the answer is it? [Z’its all in it together anybody?]

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    his debrett’s biography makes for interesting reading, especially the “recreations” section. as well as liking youth and community work and working with young offenders he’s into a bit of the old deep sea sailing. wonder if he ever knocked about with ted heath?

  92. 92
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Oh dear them mooody barstewards are out tonight.

  93. 93
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Have that one on me you mooders – WANKERS.

  94. 94

    Trying to understand why you raise a series of non-related issues here but I did read the link.

    Attempting suicide is often a way of getting attention. I have known some people who have attempted it unsuccessfully. When it happens at this age and is successful it seems such a tragic waste. The comments at the end of the article were interesting.

    Why do people suffer from loss of self-esteem? Difficult to tell when I have never been there or even close to it. But the instant gratification society we appear to live in cannot help. As an aside, the report states pretty teenager. It would not have made a story to say ugly teenager.

    I have known Bridgend since the late 1960s. It was rather drab but no worse than a lot of other places in the UK and better than some. In a very short time you can be by the sea at Porthcawl and the valleys and Brecons are close. It has had its ups and downs in employment but was not as badly hit as the valleys were.

    It is a Labour stronghold and all the other parties are also-rans. There has been a long succession of young suicides in the last decade which seem to be of a copycat nature. Is there any correlation in these two statements? Quite possibly but it only goes part way in answering the problem. There are more environmental factors to consider.

    I would add the directionless of life influenced by some parents and some teachers. The zombie effect of TV and modern culture. The effects of marketing in which someone without the latest gizmo is seen as an inferior being. The pressure and example set by her peers. She did not like herself and was an angry drunk. The pinnacle of her life was to cut off most of her hair and dye the rest blue. Come on. What does that tell us?

    What a pity she did not take herself off to Cardiff, Bristol, London, Paris, Berlin or even Sydney for a while and try her luck there. It might have turned out so differently.

  95. 95

    Cheer up BW!

    I have broken my habit and answered you above on the topic of Bridgend. You can go off up there and rant about my lack of understanding now.

  96. 96
    Mutually assured Labour destruction says:

    Who the fuck is Toby Helm… More to the point who gives a flying fuck what he says anyway.

  97. 97
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Epistemology Service says:

    @ 11:05 pm:
    The philosopher Edmund Gettier wrote in the 1960’s to the effect that “Right, but for the wrong reason” could never count as “Knowledge.” It might well be that your sincere belief corresponds with the actual fact of the matter, but how you get there is as important as the holding of the belief. Thus, it might well be that troopers abused civilians, and your belief that such is the case might be justifiable in terms of the real facts on the ground, but to say that “I know this is happening, because I saw it in Piers Morgan’s newspaper” cannot count as knowledge. That’s Piers’s sin in all this. There’s no room for lying which induces people to have intuitions about things, intuitions that may later be proved to be correct (if they correspond to the fact of the matter), but which intuitions are not correct in virtue of what got people to have those intuitions in the first place. Of course, when all you want to do is sell papers (or win elections), you don’t care HOW people come to agree with you (generously assuming you do have the facts on your side), only that they DO agree with you, and as long as the facts bear you out, and you are not shown to have played fast and loose, you will have ducked the bullet. Who cares if Piers was right or not, if people don’t trust him– they’ll never again say “I know it’s so ‘coz I saw it in Piers’s newspaper.” And if he doesn’t care whether people trust him, he’ll say any old bollocks to get an audience– oh excuse us, that IS what he’s doing, innit? We rest our case, m’Lud.

  98. 98
    Lonica Mewinski says:

    Remains of a previous discharge from presidents are normally seen on someone’s dress aren’t they?

  99. 99
  100. 100

    You have proved nothing here BW.

    But before going off on another rant, you may care to look just below where it tells you to look above.

    I do hope you are not on substances.

  101. 101

    @BW

    When you said you were going to bed but did not do so, were we all meant to start talking about you?

    An honest reply would be appreciated. ;-)

  102. 102
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Note to education minister Michael Gove

    Teach wife to spell

    “he’s a political activist not a neutral reoprter @observerfail”

    Spelling is very important if she wants to carry on being a “Reoprter”
    a definite “Observer Fail”

  103. 103
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    @BW : Thanks for posting that link.

    The suicide rates appear to be going up as the government have fixed the way that suicides are recorded. Labour made a change to the definitions such that the rates were depressed when they were in power. The real rates have actually been high for a long time.

    Bridgend is statistically significant, but this may be due to two reasons:

    i) It is
    or
    ii) The coroners there ignored the Labour directives and have been consistent with their verdicts. This would, if looking at comparison trends, make Bridgend stand out.

    Have heard from other sources though that there are an odd number of suicides in some parts of South Wales: However, since the stats have been so badly screwed up over past 15 years, and as SC points out not all get reported, it is difficult to draw an objective conclusion.

    A$$ange / Child Abuse: Read his bio and family background from Australia and answer yourself. He is a big campaigner against in camera family court practices, particularly in keeping child abuse allegations secret.

    Any charges ? If no then the rumour is even less credible.

    Unless there is a seriously credible victim-witness with a credible independent eyewitness and a prosecution case which has some hard physical evidence, with charges, then my view would be: No.

    Anything will be tried to squeeze him out and discredit him.

    Word is there maybe a triple cross in the book he has published. Maybe worth picking up a copy of that plaintext before it gets banned.

    Strange how even Reuters are using his material as source now. Lots more to coming out…

  104. 104
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    How many MP’s have got away with child abuse via a “D” notice?

  105. 105
    Blowing Whistles says:

    IF YOU ARE DISGRUNTLED WITH OUR HOSTS SCUM THING –

    HAVE A DAY OFF ON SUNDAY. THAT’LL TEACH IM.

  106. 106
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    I think @BW is awesome. And I am not BW.

  107. 107
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Spain is for common folk LoL
    SC lives in’th hills

  108. 108
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    @MFH: Not that many.

    Some have been protected by the security services though, destroying records etc.

    From what I have read, libel action has been the main weapon.

    D-notices wouldn’t work as to get one too many people in government are involved. To cover up something of that nature you need to operate a little under the radar. A D-Notice out of the blue would only serve to confirm rumor in those cases.

  109. 109
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Bed time me thinks

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Can confirm that the other letter writer appears to be disconnected from the pre-school, other than he may be the landlord of an employee.

    The chappy not done to badly for himself:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/jan/12/consumeraffairs.transport

    Company records check came up all clean. Just very coincidental.

    Seems to be a lot of convicted real cases in Billericay though. Best not to take your children there it would seem.

  111. 111
    Tachybaptus says:

    Fish have no eyelids.

  112. 112
    Wet Cigar says:

    yes, wasn’t Bill a classy guy.

  113. 113
    Curly says:

    Women should be seen and not heard – cf , Sally, Sam, Slotgob, Nads, Harpic, Eeegles etc. The list is almost endless….

  114. 114
    Curly says:

    You should direct your question to that Chief Super woman who has just been sent down for a few months in pokey. Oh, do they do pokey in Pentonville?

  115. 115
    Curly says:

    … and?

  116. 116
    Curly says:

    Even at the Observer, the use of correct punctuation, full stops and the odd capital letter have been observed.

  117. 117
    Mr Dundee from Brizzie says:

    ..but camels have two on each eye (as I believe do crocodiles).

  118. 118

    It is with absolutely no hesitation at all when I offer my most humble suggestion that he would probably be the first here to agree with you.

  119. 119

    Aye lad. We have more than one thing in common. Now, where is that wench?

  120. 120
    Drop a Daisy cutter on Owin Jones says:

    All Owin Jones wants is to feel beautiful, special, wanted and loved.

  121. 121

    You sound sensible.

    I would be immensely wary of a Mr Brizzie from Dundee though…

  122. 122
    Prescott the Gulper Eel says:

    Lights out !

  123. 123
    Hattie Harman says:

    Bigot!

  124. 124
    Correction says:

    Like all Socialist sub-human filth, all Owin wants is a bullet in the head.

  125. 125
    Bloke at Delphi says:

    Let’s deal with this:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    A special is £35.
    Wanted is when the filth are after you.
    Loved is 8 inches of throbbing gristle up your jacksie.

    There. Pour me a libation, would you?

  126. 126
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    and notice that the comments are switched off on the Guardian article.

  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    “Times journalist Sarah Vine is married to Michael Gove”

    Not only that, apparently she’s had sex with him.

    Yuck.

  128. 128
    albacore says:

    When medical staff and the government
    Are so very openly in dissent
    On the staffing needed for basic care
    Perhaps Mr Hunt might specify where
    The necessary snoopers will be found
    Just to get his grand new scheme off the ground

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21310735

  129. 129
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    Some bloke bibbed his horn and waved at me this morning.

    “Who the hell is that?” I thought, as I stood there staring.

    Then he did it again.

    So I slowly walked towards him and looked through the windscreen, but I still didn’t recognise him.

    As he stepped out of the car I said, “Do I know you, mate?”

    He said, “Get out of the fucking road!”

  130. 130
    Someone has to say it says:

    You sound as if you have had experience of it.

  131. 131
    Gonk III says:

    Digital world destroyed their camouflage years ago. To continue pretence looks more stupid by the day.

  132. 132
    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    Was it consensual?

  133. 133

    Are you now or have you ever been Not Blowing Whistles? ;-)

  134. 134
    Toby Helm says:

    This is the end for David Cameron.

    Meanwhile, the Sunday Telegraph reports that some 180 Conservative MPs, including six whips and up to four members of the Cabinet, are ready to defy the prime minister’s plan to legalise gay weddings.

  135. 135
    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    No.

    Or yes. As in, “yes, I’m not blowing whistles.”

  136. 136
    National Socialist says:

    So house prices are plummeting along the HS2 route, and previously agreed sales are falling through. Houses worth millions are now next to worthless.

    Well done Cameron and Osborne.

  137. 137
    Your question for a tenner says:

    “the prime minister’s plan to legalise gay weddings.”

    Did a previous government ever have the right to outlaw gay weddings in the first place? Imagine if gay weddings had always been legal, and Cameron decided to rush-through legislation outlawing them. Would outlawing them have caused a bigger fuss than allowing them? And would the fuss have been made by the very same people?

  138. 138

    Good. Did not think so but he was copying your style at times.

    Who the hell is he then? I had thought BW himself but the writing is way too coherent for him. Further, there are no oddly interspersed brackets and needless inverted commas.

  139. 139
    maggie the dog says:

    What are you blowing then

  140. 140
    Your question for a tenner says:

    Part of a cunning plan?

    Cameron and Osborne buy the houses for pennies, then announce they’re scrapping HS2, then sell the houses for a tidy profit.

  141. 141
    albacore says:

    Don’t know what he fuss is all about
    Our Dave’s the man, the man with the clout
    Typical Dave idea, gay wedding
    Chuck out the baby. Keep the bedding

  142. 142
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Yes but think of the implications to the BBC pension fund. :)

  143. 143
    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    @TDE. I don’t know – does BW still post here? It’s a name I remember, but I don’t think I’ve seen it for a while.

    @maggie – Nothing. As Bill Hicks used to say, “it’s that one vertebrea. If it wasn’t for that, ladies, you’d be sitting here, alone, looking at a blank screen.”

  144. 144
    albacore says:

    Oops. For “he” read “the”.

  145. 145

    @Alastair Campbell Murderer

    You are shirley jesting…

    Blowing Whistles appears some 13 times on this page alone.

  146. 146
    Toby Helm says:

    I had a bit of a lazy day sitting in my underpants looking for jobs online.

    My boss was furious.

  147. 147
  148. 148
    Alexander Litvinenko says:

    USA – Russia reset again? What about me?

  149. 149
    The Fifty Seventh Earl of Perineum says:

    Young Two Dogs!

    Have you not noticed that Mr Murderer has actually admitting to being the object of your enquiry at 9:28 am? Or not.

  150. 150
    R.U.Shaw says:

    Don’t give up your day job claiming benefits.

  151. 151

    One should not vex
    Over issues of sex
    Twixt cup and lip
    ‘Twas a Freudian slip!

  152. 152
    Alan Rustburger says:

    I am giving serious consideration to the use a full stop.

  153. 153
    STuN says:

    Don’t forget, they’ll be claiming the interest on the loans!

  154. 154
    STuN says:

    Anyway folks, don’t forget to polish your keyboards in readiness for tomorrow!

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  155. 155
    STuN says:

    It’s HUHNE Day

  156. 156
    Cameron ploughs on to utter defeat in 2015 says:

    Forecast 120 against plus 60 abstentions(inc Cabinet members)….you have to hand it to Cameron…he may win the vote but he’s lost his party’s support in the process.

  157. 157
    Mr Dundee from Brizzie aka Curly from Camden says:

    Me too.

  158. 158
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Time for the grey suits to stop muttering and get their blasted fingers out (metaphorically speaking of course).

  159. 159
    National Socialist says:

    So a year ago, you bought a house for £2million with a hefty mortgage, now you couldn’t sell it for half of that, but you still owe £1.8m. What will your bank say about security (and I don’t mean buy a dog)?

  160. 160
    One Term Dave says:

    Gay marriage, the one thing everybody in the country is demanding, is almost on the statute books.

  161. 161
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    They should now announce that after further consideration this train set will be extended to every village, town and hamlet in the country. That will cure the housing bubble before Friday! Then we can start getting back to something like normal again.

  162. 162
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The endless vag licking of Hillary Clinton by the BBC is sickening. She’s been a total failure just like her Kenyan muslim boss.

  163. 163
    P l e b says:

    If Ed Miliband promised to cancel HS2 if Labour forms the next government, would that guarantee him winning the next election?

    Ed, are you reading this?

  164. 164
    Children's crossword setter says:

    1 Across: He my blot (anag)

  165. 165
    H a r r y W e b b says:

    Ahem – is it safe to come home yet?

  166. 166
    Bit.ly says:

    Which just proves how out of touch Cameron is…

  167. 167
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    There is only one story today and for the next few weeks. It is an absolute disgrace that prisoners have been eating non-halal meat.

  168. 168
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    But one of the telly channels tells us that in her time as SoS she has racked up over a million air miles.

    Doing her bit for the environMENTAL Al Gore rhythm I suppose.

  169. 169
    RetardEd says:

    Go away! I’m spending my Sunday watching my Trekkie DVDs.

  170. 170
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    It is an even bigger national disgrace that immigrants/muzzies are being housed in relative luxury in our jails at our expense instead of simply being deported (with no right of return ever) instantly on being found guilty.

  171. 171
    anon. says:

    Meanwhile, BBC staff told: Don’t wash your feet in the sink!

    3rd,4th,5th,6th and 7th floor! Not sure why the sign is in English only are they raaacist ? ! ;-)

    http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/business/4641.article

  172. 172
    Jean-Paul Sartre says:

    Do as we do in France. We simply deport the fuckers because we know that the Court of Human Rights will do nothing. You English are too soft.

  173. 173
    STuN says:

    Suck it and see, ooops you already did that :)

  174. 174
    Toby Helm says:

    Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to continue sending ‘many millions’ abroad in the next few years.

    It isn’t a pledge to continue Foreign Aid donations, he just plans to make emigration the best possible option for most of us.

  175. 175
    One Term Dave says:

    I am simply responding to the will of the people. After gay marriage, increasing foreign aid is my most popular policy.

  176. 176
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Damned by faint praise…..

  177. 177
    Twatson. says:

    Our Labour attack dogs are better than the oppositions’.
    We have been breeding them for decades in special rabid underpriviledged environments where education is at a premium.
    After training and indoctrination they get promoted and transferred to our many friends in the media and BBC.
    Recently we have found charities and NGO’s more than willing to take them, and we are negotiating with religious leaders.

  178. 178
    Meanwhile up in Northumbria says:

    I demand a 3.5% rise in the police precept! Labour politicians know how to tax and spend!

  179. 179
    Pale Thorpe's Suasage says:

    Surely I am the best you’ve ever had.

  180. 180
    Chris Bryant says:

    I like Klingons.

  181. 181
    All halal here, nothing to see, move along. says:

  182. 182
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Of that no doubt. Incredible.

  183. 183
    J Thorpes sausage says:

    Mine used to be pretty good

  184. 184
    I eat mine on a mat, how do you eat yours? says:

    Traces of Religion found in NZ Lamb, Sunday dinner will never be the same.

    Mint sauce anyone?

  185. 185
    Hmm says:

    “We don’t know what this substance is or what it might be doing to the birds.

    “But, we can say the margarine does seem to remove it and we are doing all we possibly can to give them the best chance of survival.”

    Have they tried STORK margarine

  186. 186
    Freddy Trueman says:

    there comes a time in every man’s life when he must have a piss in the sink.

  187. 187
    Mark Oaten says:

    You are naughty!

  188. 188
    Baldy Pevsner says:

    Message to Muslims : If you can’t eat the swine , don’t do the crime.

  189. 189
    Michael fucking Parkinson says:

    Oi Fred, did they ever find your toe? Heard a rumour is was found in a Goldthorpe’s pie.

    I’m from yarkshire too.

  190. 190
    Met Office says:

    Because of global warming,we are now seeing a different kind of rain than what we’re used to. This is the kind of crucial information which justifies our funding.

  191. 191
  192. 192
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Obama tests out gun that can shoot straight and round corners at same time.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1046708/white-house-releases-photo-of-obama-firing-gun

  193. 193
    Rumpleforeskin says:

    I remember this happening 20 odd years ago, I rescued a few had been washed up and handed on to RSPCB, that was an oil slick where the Guillemots had ingested the oil while trying to preen it off which then burnt their intestines. Hopefully this palm oil is not corrosive in that way and more will survive if cleaned up.

  194. 194
    JH2498234058729034 says:

    Fuck them.

    Our children are exposed to reconstituted offal like the ‘Pork’ McRib but the mussies think they should get pure, high quality meat for ‘religious reasons’.

    Fuck them, fuck them, fuck them.

  195. 195
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Gove’s not going anywhere. The majority of parents , at least those that want their kids to get on, rate him as the best education minister in years.

  196. 196
    mohammmed says:

    Are we mu551es supposed to hang from the ceiling to dry our feet.

    We demand a Dyson foot dryer

  197. 197
    Lou Scannon says:

    If there’s a word of truth in this then Cameron’s effectively signed the warrant for his own political death :

    http://tinyurl.com/d87kzgp

  198. 198
    STuN says:

    personally I can’t stand the slavering c*nt. However, he does not seem to have the predeliction for cottaging, cock sucking and bum sex.

    Not all bad then…

  199. 199
    Lou Scannon says:

    Absolutely. They should be on bread and water.

  200. 200
    Boris Johnson says:

    Calm down chaps. We have a new scheme starting in London which the BBC will be piloting. Young unemployed white people to have work experience in media studies and drying the feet of Muslims.

    This will bring down unemployment, give hope and save electricity.

    tally ho

  201. 201

    Latest football score here:

    Aut Caesar aut nihil

    How’s it going your end?

  202. 202
    Lenny Bruce says:

    I once said that the only man who had the moral authority to judge me and find me wanting, was the man who had never urinated in the sink.

  203. 203
    JH2498234058729034 says:

    That’s a waste of a lot of pixels.

  204. 204
    Anonymous says:

    My friend was in a University with a high third world immigrant intake and recalls going for a pee in one of the union bogs. Well, he’s there merrily pissing away, when suddenly, there’s a loud crash, bang, wallop and a third worlder comes smashing through one of the cubicle doors behind him, one foot down the pan, face flat on the floor, trousers/pyjamas round his ankles. He came to the conclusion that matey boy, obviously more used to squatting over a hole in the ground, had tried to execute a shit whilst precariously balanced, feet first on the toilet seat. The dusty shoeprints on the seat sort of gave the game away.

  205. 205
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    and diving sea birds

  206. 206
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Whatever guilt or thoughts occupy ‘your mindset’ SC – I couldn’t really give a F.

    I will say one thing for this blog – many posters on here SC, many others and myself are and have been putting to shame the MSM and their dead tree press perceptions of a ‘free press’. Political hacks across the political spectrum only publish what is allowed on party lines.

    Here at least we can cut across and incisevly into the political drivel and party political propaganda that is not what a ‘free press’ write of.

  207. 207
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Flattered by the chatter.

  208. 208
    Narked Picts says:

    Why would anyone believe him ?

  209. 209
    Toby or not Toby says:

    Don’t come blubbering to me until you’re done using the privy.

  210. 210
    Billericay Dickey says:

    I think that you ought to check that with his former flatmates.

  211. 211
    Ruddy 'ard Kippling says:

    East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet – not even in the middle.

  212. 212
    Bird Braynes says:

    Some irresponsible ship cleaning out its tanks out of sight of land?

  213. 213
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    I so not know the minutiae of this story so I will not Comment ….

    Except to say that sarahvine was on Womans Hour recently telling all she is going bald and has been known to wear a wig.


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