February 4th, 2013

A Warning Ten Years Too Late


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    Kebab Time says:

    Better late than never! REJOICE!

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    Silent Bob says:

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    skippy says:

    bang to rights.
    oh happy days!
    I hope the Huhne spends his time sewing mailbags.

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    Liarpoliticians says:

    How does Chris feel about his 2008 LibDem conference speech now?

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    Calamity Clegg says:

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    C4 Dispatches says:

    Not looking good for police federation… or Heywood.

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    Mrs Crewr says:

    Hell hath no fury like a Cabinet Minister’s wife scorned! What I don’t get is why leave your wife for someone who looks like an afghan hound? She looks like she barks and chases cars. Maybe she does stuff in the bedroom that the former Mrs wouldn’t…

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    Jess The Dog says:

    Even his resignation statement beggars belief. Something he did “ten years ago”? He was doing it right up until today.

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    AngryEnglishJon says:

    I hope the Huhnatic spends his days being chased around the showers, and caught. He’ll no doubt enjoy his time…

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    Hugh Bris says:


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    STuN says:

    Other wimmen?

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    Carina Trimingham is Bernard Bresslaw in a wig says:

    If I was a millionaire thats not the kind of lesbian I’d be spending my spare time with.

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    STuN says:

    We need this C*nt on desert island discs, bet he asks for a mirror.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Thorpe’s trial inspired satire from Peter Cook, what while Huhne inspire feeble puns about The Pryce is Right, or For Huhne The Bell Tolls?


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    Dee Lusional says:

    A decent man brought down by the hounding of the press.

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    How about a game of ‘Fantasy Candidates’ ?

    Conservative – Boris Johnson
    Labour – Tony Blair
    Lib-Dem – Lembit Opik
    UKIP – Nigel Farage

    Now that would be a fun campaign and an impossible result to call (except that Limpdick Orbit wouldn’t win).

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    ████' change my tune' Hoon says:

    Where ??

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    Michael says:

    Listen to what he says though. “Something that happened ten years ago…” Not something “I did”. It just happened, like slipping over, or forgetting your car keys. Nobody’s fault, right?

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    Huhne-watch says:

    Let’s hope he has he prison cell heated by solar panels and windmills to drown out the sound of his moans whilst being “soaped”.

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    Mrs Crewe says:

    Well yes besides other wimmen! Poor Mrs Huhne must of thought she he was safe with what came across as a militant lesbian. Bad enough to be left for an afghan hound but for a bisexual afghan hound!

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    HenryV says:

    True. As a consolation prize Limpdick Orbit would probably get off with some 19 year old underwear model. Um. That is a female 19 year old underwear model.

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    +++BREAKING SNOOZE+++ says:


    Get over it, FFS. Better still, try and do something productive with your time.


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    STuN says:

    ‘Behind every successful man is a woman’

    In this C*nts case, she took him from a hack who didn’t have a pot to piss in to a millionaire in a very short space of time.

    Was that marital coercion?

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    Vengeful Vince says:

    So what if he did it.

    It was only a speeding ticket.

    Get a life Guido.

    Or is this some sort of vendetta?

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    Afghan Hound says:

    Have you looked in the mirror recently before making rash judgements

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    Mrs Crewe says:

    A decent man? Who lied under oath and asked his wife to lie for him, how is that decent? Or do you think that lying under oath a decent thing to do?

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    Anonymous says:

    That’s why I don’t allow my dog in the bedroom.

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    goldman sucks says:

    move over darling

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    Tim Yeo says:

    I can help

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    Mrs Crewe says:

    To another afghan hound I’m sure she is lovely to us bipeds she is a bit canine!

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    Sponge says:

    Be interesting to see if the bitch gets away with it playing the repressed minority card.

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    Pointless Blog +++ALERT+++ says says:

    For the bastards that dug up Richard III:

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    Jimmy's By Election Prediction says:

    Tories: Current candidate will be replaced. Her claim to fame was berating Tony over special schools, the budget for which has now been cut by Mr. Blurt. She would be an embarassment now. Bojo would only leave City Hall for a safe seat and this ain’t it.

    Lemon Party: Can’t win here so Biggles will bottle out also. Should get over 10% unless the candidate is a complete psycho (always a possibility with the Lemons)

    Labour: Not a chance in hell. Lost our last councillors here last year. It’ll be fun to be spectators this time put we’ll make an effort to prevent a collapse.

    Lib Dems: 47% at the last locals (Nasties 22 Labour 17 Lemon 12 Greens 1). Theirs to lose.

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    STuN says:

    Down shep

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    DDT says:

    Huhne won’t be the first MP for Eastleigh to enjoy a bit of chokey…

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    The Traffic Camera On The Motorway, 2003, says:

    I gotcha! Uh-huh-huh!
    Ya thought I didn’t see ya, now didn’t ya?
    Ya tried to sneak by me, now didn’t ya?
    Now gimme what ya promised me, give it here, c’mon…

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    Pointless Comment +++ALERT+++ says says:

    You just like packing the parapets in your silly “castle”, don’t you?

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    Richard III says:

    @ Pointless Comment +++ALERT+++ says
    There you go……he’s got you on “hold” now. Fucking lightweight.

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    Malcolm McDowell says:

    Do you think they are that stupid to vote LibDem again?

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    anon. says:

    Flashback: What about that £17,000 tax free payment?

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    Steve says:

    @ Richard III: I cannot be in three places at once, sir. First, and foremost, I have to fettle my own, finely-crafted, nuggets of nothingness.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Sir – is that a straight and true arrow being fired upwards?

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    Richard III says:

    No kidding.

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    Jimmy says:


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    Blowing Whistles says:

    And the audio reveals that his position on the LibDum Party at the time was …..

    Wait for it …

    The Party spokesman for “Law and Order!”

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    The FibDemon party says:


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    Johnny Huhne - Animal Magic - Environmental Issue says:

    Green death

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    Pickled Wizard says:

    Nope – Porridge!

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    Pickled Wizard says:

    A hound brought down by the decent men of the press

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    Devils Advocate says:

    Victim compensation fund ?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    So …. affirmative – comments there by Jimmy as to being an out and out labour dupe – “lost Our” / “We’ll make”.

    Jimmy wake up you fool – you and the torylibdum politicised nutters are – living in a piss pot of deception. The public have found you all out.

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    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Only a speeding ticket? Yes, if Huhne had taken the rap for the speeding offence at the time, he would have had the slate wiped clean by now, and we all would have forgotten about it. What’s caused all the trouble is the lying and perverting the course of justice, which is infinitely more serious, especially coming from someone who helps to pass laws.

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    Jimmy says:

    Nothing gets past you.

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    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    In that case, I hope the other cons blank him from day one. Imagine what a blow to an MP’s overinflated ego that would be.

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    ikidu0 says:

    Like…making a comment on a post, that in your opinion…is pointless???

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    That’s probably a good call.

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    Engineer says:

    It’s the sound of one hand clapping.

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    Custodial Sentence says:

    It’s not a speeding ticket.
    It’s perverting the course of justice.

    If you do not take it seriously, then nobody would tell the truth in court any more. Get it?

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    ████' change my tune' Hoon says:


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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Next up following Despatches Re: Plebgate

    Sir Jeremy Heywood, Bernard Hogan Howe and Mr Cameron / CCTV withheld / Data P Act to release CCTV / Heywood uses Jack Straw / David Miliband [What rendition?] citation to attempt to conceal info – a ‘National Security’ matter Huh!

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    Socialism = Starvation says:

    Steve Coogn’s brother there, and intrusion the tabloids haven’t dreamed of.

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    Come on! This is politics, ain’t it? Get the ball into play!

    Dave makes Nick an offer. Nick’s yellow peril can have a free run in Eastleigh in return for boundary reform being put back onto the agenda and fast-tracked.

    Nick could surely not afford to refuse that… Dave would carry most of his rebels.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Guido’s sights ate mightier than the pen.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    For the law abiding citizens of our fine land … Hmmm

    That counts out the politicians the whole legal fraternity and all the plod then – oh and the fourth quarter of the four pillars – the Press & Media.

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    This is all a hell of a blow for Huhne…

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    The Heywood, Police Federation axis is looking very dodgy indeed.

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    +++BREAKING SNOOZE+++ says:

    I don’t spend all fucking day here, posting CRAP, do I??

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    Tone Death says:

    No cowbell.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    CRMM – don’t you get it yet – they’ve (all political pygmies) been having the longest laugh at the greater public for decades – AND YOU keep promoting their false flag games…. Oh dear me Man. Try and think outside of the box of your lifes ‘indoctrination’ Please …

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    That went out ages ago!

    It is male-bags now.

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    Don Quixote says:

    It’s the Green’s to lose.

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    Huhne's New Friend... says:

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    ikidu0 says:

    Aye, but you wait to pounce on yer baited trap like a big fat spider, lol

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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    These comments are, suffocatingly, suffocating, dear. Are they all your own work?

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    South of the M4 says:

    Ah, I see you have summarised Ed Milliband’s policies then.

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Huhne still showed his arrogance when he came out of the courthouse to speak to the press. “Done the right thing – Something that happened ten years ago”.
    The bloke is up his own arse.

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    Lol says:

    The funniest thing is that he got caught again and lost his license anyway.

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    There will be several hundred inmates having lunch with him every day shortly

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Ah – my NBW shadow quickly puts in.

    Don’t forget old Bernie Ho Ho Ho!

    Now – could it really be that while the pigstabulary done a proper ‘stitch up’ job on Mitchell – that young Dr Cameron Doolittle was of the mind that he wanted rid of mitchell as well … Me thinks that there are two forces here who may have been ‘working together’ – while of course one force did the dirty work the other well … they tried to keep themselves at arms length.

    Mitchel – stated that he put his trust in Dave and Co – but One suspects that Mitchel was not quite looking at Dr Dolittles real plan…?

    And as for Tom Neutron Dunnit over at the scum … umm indeed M’lud.

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    Ned says:

    Or go the whole hog and have the LibLabCon conglomerate field one candidate.

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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Is it true, dear? DO you spend your whole life posting d r i v e l on order-order? Is there no Mrs. Buckel that you could bore to death?

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    lojolondon says:

    No-one can say he has an eye for the ladies. I can only think how filthy that thing must be!!

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    Johnny Huhne - Animal Magic - Environmental Issue says:

    Totally agree with you….the “Eagle Picks Up a Baby” is a spoof pisstake. And in my posting “Windmills providing an alternative power source” is a spoof pisstake as well. Difference is that video 2 wasted 1 minute of my life but the “Windmills” cost me and my fellow countrymen, and those poor batards in France and other European neighbours, 10 of millions of pounds/euros ebery fucking month. Go read and scare yourself shitless with your Al Gore novels.

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    A Coulson says:

    Just what exactly is perjury?

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    Is Carina still “Trimin’em”

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    lojolondon says:

    PS there are some great jokes on sickipedia –

    If Huhne gets jail time they better do a DNA test to check, else he’ll get Clegg to do his time for him!

    West Ham Football Club have said they were driving Chris Huhne’s car and please can they have the 3 points.

    I don’t understand why Chris Huhne pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. Surely he could have got his girlfriend to do it for him?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Grumpy – it either is or it is not a good call – there’s only equivocation and ambiguity with ‘probably’.

    I do my best to nail facts against liars, frauds, cheats and criminals to the mast. I especially like nailing lying Journos to their mastheads!

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    No one wanted to rock the boat. Heywood, Hogan Howe, Cameron all knew Mitchell had been set up but did nothing.
    The police on duty lied, the police witness lied, the police federation lied, the Sun and Telegraph lied. Ed Miliband showed himself for what he is, a spoilt malicious little shit.

    What have they all become, frightened to speak, frightened not to speak. What shits we have in high places, and within the media.

    This could be the issue that affects Cameron’s leadership more than anything else.

    Mitchell deserves much better.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    So there we have it – a little bit of history about Richard III – has to be re-written.

    Don’t you just wonder how much more histroy is going to HAVE TO BE re-written and because of the FACTS that so many have been so desperate to conceal? Hello holo days

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    P l e b says:

    What I cannot understand is why he chose to avoid the points in the first place. OK so he would have been banned from driving. No big deal when you’re worth a few million. Just hire a chauffeur. Loose change to a multi-millionaire. But no, he wanted to retain his licence so much he got his wife to take the points. Did he really think there wouldn’t be repercussions? Are politicians really that thick?

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    You cannot seem to consider that I know something about the realities of politics from personal experience and from reading history, which you appear to be totally unaware of.

    I won’t ask you to read Cicero because I know you will not do it. A great man in many respects but who changed his mind as many times as Wavy Davy.

    In the centuries from then to now, there have been chapters of this sort of thing going on which you will never know about because you have your fingers stuck in your ears and your eyes shut.

    You will not understand that this has been the way of the world since man’s predecessor first got onto his hind legs. History only started from when you developed a political consciousness, didn’t it? Didn’t it?

    You might also look up the word irony in the dictionary. You could then be part of both the intended audiences and not just one of them.

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    P l e b says:

    Looks like Toxic Taffy’s back.

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    Lets not forget Vicky Pryce is still on trial , and i heard today still pleading not guilty

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Not Diane Abbott.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Richard III – after his death – was totally denigrated and smeared; and many many lies, fairytales, half-truths and myths were written by writers of that time AFETR HIS DEATH …

    Does that have any TRACTION with others who have been smeared throughout history?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    With that much money back in 2003 – anyone could buy justice – many did – the many who could afford it. How about all those celebs who ‘got off’ of their driving offences – ‘cos they bunged Mr Loopy Hole a fat wad – they may have gotten off of the charges but that does not mean that they were not guilty off them?

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Bernie Ho Ho in the presentation did come across very distant to events.

    Apart from the clear link, that may be a blind alley.

    Your point on Dave. One way or another, yes. Someone wanted rid of M, but was it political or civil ? M was behind Cameron, in favor of Gay Marriage, pro Boundary Changes, pro Europe, so all is not clear.

    Sutton Coldfield is a very safe seat, so if this had gone the full course that doesn’t make any sense either.

    International Development is about the only thing he has been involved with which has gone slightly awry. Benghazi stands out: Or is there something else with Libya which the police may be irritated about. Fletcher is not forgotten.

    Methinks this may have been more an attack on the party and coalition, and not from the political side. Purely about police cuts from an irritated union ?

    EC or UN could be his next step.

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    Lord Tebbit of Semtex says:

    Carina….that is, without doubt, the greatest poster name on GF’s ever!

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    PC Dave is leading the Tories into the Wilderness Tomorrow says:

    Right. That’s Huhne sorted.

    Tomorrow’s another big news day when Gay Dave drives the Conservative Party straight over the edge of the electoral cliff.

    100+ Tory M.P.s will lose their seats in 2015.

    There will not be a Conservative majority government ever again (think Liberal Party 100 years ago)

    Bliar’s Legacy — Iraq

    Camoron’s Legacy — Gay Marriage

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Whatever happens in her trial – she is guilty of being fucking economical with the economics of financing – but then aren’t all those ‘experts!!!’ of finance in the City as guilty for being economical with the truth?

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    Confused? says:

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    And no doubt he’ll eat what he’s given.

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    Mailbags, male-bags… either way he’ll be kept busy.

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    ian says:

    its just too tempting to let your partner take the points. there are thousands upon thosands of couples that have done this. its hard to think of such people as criminals. there are many that just lost concentration while driving but need a license to continue earning a living

    it should never be a ban for four speeding offences in three years

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    @CRMM: I for one consider your point somewhat likely. The conversations at least will be happening right now.

    No concession like that: Tory or Lib Dem win, further UKIP strengthening. Tory win much more likely.

    With concession like that: Lib Dems likely will retain that seat and regain some credibility, UKIP will have bigger problem when more seats come into play, and Labour chances at next GE reduced.

    The only reason for the Tories not to pursue such a concession is if they for real are not interested in winning next GE, which could possibly be Cameron’s position but certainly not that of the party.

    NB: I do not seriously believe that Cameron wishes to throw the next election, but he may be counting the days until he can step out the PM role himself.

    No concession on Eastleigh may signal the start of a real leadership challenge for the Cons.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    The smearers included Shakespeare, that shameless arselicker of Queen Elizabeth and the house of Tudor. The matter is dealt with interestingly and readably in Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time, which is a novel but about a real investigation. It’s still in print.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Your inverted logic is pathetic. Some months ago – I clocked you and reminded you of Irony.

    As for Cicero – and your ramblings of history – are you thus of the mind that well ‘that’s what has happened in history – therefore it will happen again’ – whereas I and others who are not buried with their minds clogged up with history – are dealing with the here and now – AND ARE ATTEMTPING TO – force the erring ones TO NOT DO IT AGAIN.

    CRMM – take the blinkers off – deal with the HERE AND NOW – NOW. Stop trying to bury people with irrelevant oh it happened 1500 / 2350 years ago yak yak yak … Take your blinkers off. I could almost swear you are SC in another sockpuppet mode.

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    He is slightly delusional. A conviction like that he may have considered would have ended his political career and possible chances of leading the party.

    Huhne must have been irritated when he lost leadership to the convicted arsonist.

    Are they that thick ? He is a smart guy, clever at some things, but in this area as well as with women Huhne bears similarities to two fairly short planks. Oh, and he appears to have a pathological problem with the truth. Except today, but that was a bit late.

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    Anonymous says:

    That’s “have”, not “of”, you cretin.

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    Richard III says:

    I’m 527 years late for dinner. The Mrs won’t be happy.

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    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

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    Beast says:

    Yes but those couples dont tell the rest of us what to do
    Hang him!

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    Chris S says:

    That’s insulting to Afghan Hounds, one of the most elegant and beautiful breeds of dog.

    But in one respect you’re right : she surely does do things in the bedroom that Vicky Pryce wouldn’t : isn’t Trimingham supposed to be a muff diver ?

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    R.U.Shaw says:

    He was an ‘honourable member’ though, wasn’t he ? A law-maker in the House of Commons.

    In truth he was another LibDem shyster who lied effortlessly and continuously until his text messages to/from his son proved beyond all doubt that he was a total shit.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I truly hope that UKIP – do go into the Eastleigh battle – and I hope that they do pull off a blinding victory.

    N.B. PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY – who know people down at Eastleight could make this by election a public REFERENDUM VOTE on the GET OUT OF THE EU.

    A resounding victory for UKiP – would nicely spell it out to our lying duplicitous moneygrubbing Parliamentarians. And as for having the issue kicked by Dave, Ed and Cleggy into the long grass until 2015 / 2017 – Now wouldn’t that be a real clincher?

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    Herman van Rumboy says:

    Arrest that person !

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    Stokemandevillebeast says:

    Hows about that then?

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Chris will be doing more out of the ordinary stuff in the bedroom after he’s sentenced.

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    “it should never be a ban for four speeding offences in three years”

    Errrrrm.. I’ve been driving (all over the world) since 1985, and I’ve never had a conviction for speeding.

    You rack four up in three years, you should be banned for life.

    If not shot. Because anyone – anyone – who got 4 convictions in 3 years is a cu*t. .

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    Twit says:

    Murun Buchstansangur ‏@murunbuch
    Hi @Keith_VazMP Did you hear anything about Grafton Close or Elm Guest House when you were Solicitor for Richmond Council? #Fernbridge

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    Saffron says:

    Huhne has now addmitted to be a lying barsteward and has resigned his MP position.
    My question is this:-
    1) How much will this cost the innocent taxpayer.
    2) Will he get a payment from the house of c—uption due to pis–ng off.
    3) Because he now has a crimminal record is he barred from any meaningful involvement in politics.
    4) Reading between the lines I suppose his gold plated pension is ring fenced whatever he has lied about.
    Read his sons E Mails and admire his son for saying it as it was,congrats to him when he feels the need to talk to his Pater like that.

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    Anonymous says:

    bw you do sc grave injustice, and hence yourself.
    take the long view.

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    Dave (the turd burglar) says:

    Oh fuck it…vote UKIP!

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    In A Melodramatic, Hammy Aside to BW says:

    ([*Pssst*]– BW: He is; you’ve just NOW sussed that?)

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    Plod says:

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    Not a sock puppet says:

    History rhymes, but rarely repeats.

    Most of those in positions of power have been through an education process where they have studied the classics, or have at least been exposed.

    Those around them have as well.

    There is a value in paying a little lip service as it helps in making prediction of where things are likely headed next. Otherwise one is always guessing and behind the curve, which is how they stay ahead.

    Simple question: Is it better to play chess not knowing the rules, or after having studied the rules and some rudimentary strategy ? If you have ever been caught out by fools mate then one knows your answer.

    To your point, knowing all this does not determine the outcome or sequence of a particular game. But it helps you get a feel for what the players next move will be.

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    Frank Carson says:

    That’s a cracker!

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    I find myself in broad agreement with you on each proposition.

    Of course, I did present it in a semi-flippant way because the noises from the dead wood press had not, as far as I could see, admitted the blindingly obvious possibility (this is the stuff that life throws up and frankly it wasn’t really unexpected.)

    One can only imagine what disinformation must be being fed into the ears of the fourth estate to have achieved that position. A hardball game prior to substantive discussions might be a possibility. The conversations will be going on as we write. There is no doubt that there is a poisoned atmosphere but they actually both have to hold on until 2015. It could get much worse and probably will.

    The one thing the Tories cannot rely upon is delivery though IMHO, even if the LibDems do get a free run and win.

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    Ol' Crummy says:

    “…[M]any many lies, fairytales, half-truths and myths were written by writers of [his] time AFTER HIS DEATH …”

    You’re telling me!

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    Calamity Clegg says:

    Huhne, the man who, in 1991, delivered himself of the following observation: “Britain’s belated membership of the ERM has proved to be a greater success than almost anyone expected. We have discovered, 11 years after most of our European partners, that fixed exchange rates make sense”. There you have the authentic voice of the LibDem loser through the ages: self-important, unapologetic and wrong.


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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Lets say the commie, marxist CP lovin plod instigated the trick on their own. Having done it – did davey boys boys and brothers decide that they would cut him loose anyway? It is possible – ‘cos they Davey & Co dithered.

    But it all backfired on them.

    As for Ho HO HO

    Try obtaining a copy of the Guardian G2 – of Wednesday 29th January 1997 – you’ll find many answers in that. (I have mentioned it several times here – but people have just become lazy armchair generals & judges – so do your own homework)

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    I have tried, I have really tried.

    The more you go on in that post, the less coherent you sound, to me at least. I simply cannot understand what it is you are trying to say, if anything at all.

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    With you on UKIP. I do not see a victory though, but do see a significant increase in share of the vote.

    A seat would be nice, but a lone UKIP voice in the HoC may make them look weak. (Consider what happened to Galloway the other day, better with a few together…)

    A more convincing share of the vote though, particularly beating Labour and Lib Dem, would send a very strong message out. Nigel will be considering this as a second loss for him may upset his ability to lead the party. There are other very strong candidates they could field who would remain loyal.

    The EU Federal system is dead already. Without a ratified constitution and dissolution of all treaties back to Rome and a new version of that Treaty, it is dead. At present, even the EU think tanks are recognizing this reality. Only the core cult of commissioners and council are in denial.

    Value of UKIP is getting us back to simple common market membership and dealing with the borders quicker. The UK needs to get its own house in order without any EU interference.

    Europe needs to be reformed. What is not being advertised though is that this reform will be federal and fundamental to the point that the currency and current institutions (except maybe ECJ) will not be around for much longer.

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    There’s some f*cking shit documentary on TV at the moment (Chánnel 4), about the bones. Some stupid f*cking woman, smothered in makeup (“Why don’t you take me seriously?”) is whining and wailing, sobbing, “I can’t.. I can’t.. it’s too emotional.. stop the camera.. ooh, it’s like these bones were my friend.. stop the camera.. it’s too emotional.”

    For. F*ck’s. Sake. Stupid c**ts like Cameron want to use the law to force companies – profitable ones – to discriminate against men – intelligent people – and have stupid f*cking women like this in the boardrooms.

    We’re f*cked.

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    Chris S says:

    Ten years ago swapping points was seen as a sensible avoidance measure and, you’re right, thousands did it. After all, it was only a speeding ticket, for Chris(t)’s sake !

    Huhme was however an MEP and we have every right to expect the highest standard of ethics. And at the same time we have every expectation of being hugely disappointed – and we almost always are.

    Huhne’s fatal mistake was to treat his wife abysmally and dump her in such a spiteful manner for a lesbian, and an ugly one at that.

    Even that might not have gone down quite so badly if he wasn’t such an unholy patronising shit of a man.

    Spending the last year lying through his teeth to everyone including his party will surely have left him with no friends at all.

    Life imprisonment’s too good for him.

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    So let’s see if Newsnight point out that the main reason for the failure of Staffordshire hospital was down to Labour targets.

    Expect the BBC to dodge Labour’s failure and blame the Tories instead.

    Funny how the BBC have made this the top story and not Huhne, the BBC sucking the cock of their beloved lefties once again.

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    In A Melodramatic, Hammy Aside to" In A Melodramatic, Hammy Aside to BW" says:

    TBH. He is not very bright but full of anger.

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    Richard III: This Time It's Personal says:

    Coming up on Newsnight later is a debate on Richard III. I only mention it is because one of the participants is a gorgeously leggy historian in a short skirt. At the moment is a report on the deaths at Stafford hospital which is focusing on Labour’s responsibility in the scandal. A lot of you knock the bbc, sometimes with justification, but this report is putting Labour in the frame.

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    Jen The Blue says:

    Delusion lying **** isn’t he?

    Couldn’t have happened to a more derserving politician.

    I suspect there will be many champagne bottles opened tonight.

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    Yawn! says:

    A fine example of the creme de la creme of British Politics – so another lying cheating scum bag is revealed – well we knew he was anyway and as it seems a pre-requisite for being a politician – no big shocker really.
    Cameron keeps getting caught out for serious lying, don’t see him getting nailed for it though.

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    MeAnU says:

    OMFG Who is who here?

    *strokes innie*

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    how many people died in that staffordshire hospital as it tried to meet labour’s unattainable targets?

    Go on andyburnham tell us why you created that circumstance??!

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    Richard III: This Time It's Personal says:

    Your paranoid rant is thrown into sharp relief by the fact that the Newsnight report mentioned Labour within the first two minutes.

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    “Chris Grayling understands the need for tough sentences”

    Uh-huh. I refer Chris Grayling to the illegal immigrant Abu Quatada (Obama bin Laden’s “Right-hand man in Europe”) who is wandering as free as can be, laughing his socks off all the way to the benefit office.

    If Chris Grayling has any problems understanding Cameron’s “tough sentencing policy”, perhaps Ken “Shut the Prisons” Clark would be kind enough to answer them for him.

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    Ooops. Apologies to the U.S. president, there.

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    Chris S says:

    Just occasionally someone comes along for whom you can have no sympathy whatsoever.

    Huhne is a perfect example.

    It’s not being a member of a lynch mob to hope that he gets a prison sentence that reflects not just the offence but the numerous blatant lies he has told so very publicly over the last year and the public time and money that has been spent preparing a case only for him to plead guilty at the last minute.

    Not to mention the attempts he made as recently as last week to try and get the case dropped.

    As an MEP he should have known better.

    5 years would be appropriate

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    “the Newsnight report mentioned Labour within the first two minutes”

    Was it anything along the lines of, “Glorious Labour will fight-back against evil Tory savage cuts to vital public services”?

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    In answer to your questions :

    1) £thousands

    2) £17000 (already had it )!! plus his gold plated ministerial pension plus his other gold plated pension from his time as an MEP!

    3) suspect he’s hoping for an eu commissioners job – he’ll fit right in with the other criminal. troughers!!

    4) See 2)!!

    Like mcshane, gordon and bliar he’s laughing all the way to the bank!!!

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    @CMRR: After today, semi-flippancy is perfectly acceptable.

    The Fourth Estate is still somewhat concerned about Leveson and transitioning back to a more responsible form of reporting. The case is still ongoing and this may be part of the reason why they are treading carefully.

    There is an awful lot of other ‘bad’ stuff going on at present.

    Yewtree / Fernbridge are likely to be yielding more fruit this week. The implications of Huhne today as pointed out elsewhere on this blog may be causing trouble for other sitting MPs.

    Other than the obvious undermining of public trust which the press need to be sensitive to, Parliament itself is relearning that the judiciary are actually independent and MPs are not above the law.

    This was a speeding ticket. Common sense tells me that those who are suspected of fraud and embezzlement of public funds, aka. Expenses scandals, should not be resting so easily tonight. As also those suspected of being too loose with tax, or possible charges arising from Fernbridge etc.

    There is a dark cloud over Parliament now and it will not be going away anytime soon.

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    Spartacus says:

    I am Spartacus.

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    Nogbad the Bad says:

    I hear the cops a coming,
    and now I’ve got the sack.
    The Missus took my points,
    I wouldn’t take ‘em back.

    Now I’m stuck in Ford Open Prison
    and time keeps draggin’ on.
    But the lies keep on comin’
    just like they’ve always done.

    When I was an M.P.
    I was kept at your expense.
    Now you’re keeping me,
    behind a great big fence.

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    Richard III: This Time It's Personal says:

    No, it was along the lines of the deaths were caused by Labour’s culture of obsession with targets and PFI.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    militwit on the other hand has the absolute antidote to lying – a blank sheet of paper!!

    If you promise nothing , you cannot be accused of delivering nothing!

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    Lyonsteahousebeast says:

    Somebody has to serve the tea and biscuits

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    Or not! :-D

    (The more can act on the preceding word or succeeding three words to change the meaning rather.)

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    Anonymous says:

    I did not know how to answer that post. With one family member dead and one badly injured, and having watched a child fly through the air over head height I can not even comprehend how people post that even in jest.

    All accidents I refer to, and the ones I have been involved in, were all caused by fit able bodied people speeding in high power very safe cars. All in perfect dry conditions. Every single one never even missed a day of work due to to their reckless disregard for life. They were just distracted.

    Some people involved find it hard to actually live, never mind “continue earning a living”.

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    At a guess, because he’s exceptionally thick.

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    Carina Spinagain says:

    Anyone out there like a bit of rough ?

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    Convicted Bi sexual TV license evader says:

    I told the truth and still got locked up, if that lying C*nt ends up in my cell I’ll shag his botty rotten.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    aly campbell and andy burnham are vociferously denying that staffordhire hospital tragedy is anything to do with them. Blame anybody else but them !!

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    Richard III says:

    I’ve got the hump.

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    macduffer says:

    Some observations.

    What would be worse. Admitting that you perverted the course of justice or your son texting you “f*** off”? How awful!

    We have had 3 cabinet ministers end up in prison in the last 3 decades. Aitken, Archer and (probably) Huhne. UK prison population is circa 90,000 or 0.13% of the population. Seems that a higher proportion of cabinet ministers do time than the general population. Is it any wonder our politicians are held in such low esteem.

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    The Loony Left says:

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    Crusty Wart spat it out and quick as she could before “moving it on” as the BBC always does to the Tories and cuts today and how it could happen again.

    Let’s not forget Maidstone Hospital is another fucking Labour disaster along with much of the NHS.

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    Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

    Well, that’s a surprise! Someone was taking a risk, there.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    It started in America.

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    Nice to see Newsnight taking a corrupt lying politician apart….oh hang on It’s Chris Huhne so it’s a blow job from the BBC.

    BBC must be pissed off Lord McAlpine didn’t get someone to take speeding points for him.

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    Blame Tory cuts or Fatchur. The BBC normally does.

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    Chris S says:

    I’m no Labour supporter but you can’t blame Burnham alone for a disgraceful lack of compassion amongst hospital employees at every level.

    What happened is an indictment of the policy of swapping caring for degree status as the principle requirement for nurses.

    The doctors and hospital management must bear equal responsibility as they couldn’t possibly have failed to notice what was going on.

    Politicians bear at best a distant responsibility for such a basic lack of humanity.

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    ian says:

    im not defending huhme – but i dont consider what he did as bad as the expenses scandal. he did not steal any money

    of course the way he has dragged out the legal proceedings could have paid for a few duck houses but the origial offence almost encourages a little lie – that has to keep being added to

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    Jeffrey Q. Archer says:

    He needs to go to prison for at least as long as anyone else convicted of purjery.
    And he needs to pay costs too.

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    No, we all know the NHS was run into the ground by Brown and Labour. Halfwits like Polly Toynbee still peddle lies (like last week) when she totally denied that the financial mess the NHS is in is down to Brown and PFI and Labour’s obsession with targets.

    When Labour were in power, the BBC sucked the cocks of Labour politicians and spouted their tractor stats on the NHS as FACTS, there was NEVER any difficult questioning of Labour about the NHS, even though the NHS was racking up corpses in a way Hitler would have been proud of.

    I notice there were no cameras sent to Fife to seek out the one eyed Scottish Cuunt who got the NHS into this mess.

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    Mrs Q says:

    My Abu is lovely, it’s you kuffar that are shit. Our cousins will fuck your daughters.

    Gosh I’m angry, off to harrods, thanks for paying the bill insh Allah

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    underwearbeast says:

    The worst thing he will endure is having to share undies with others
    Just hink about that Huhne
    Laundered but still second hand undies that some smackhead has fouled

    Sort of like Mark Oaten only with extra Daz

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    Alastair "Adam had 'em" Campbell Murderer says:

    That’s a very good poem. I can’t write poems for love nor money. My favourite poem is by Ogden Nash – “Candy is dandy, but liqor is quicker”.

    I don’t have a website. Well, I do have a websíte, but not one that accepts comments. Or which is associated with the moniker “ACM”.

    (It’s now getting painfully difficult to get comments past the m -od b*t, so I’m off).

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    Dr Hoo says:

    He’s a psycho.

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    Dave's Bloody Nose says:

    COME ON UKIP!!!!!

    Give Dave the Hiding he Deserves. Socialist, Europhile, Marriage wrecker, Twat.

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    (sorry, your contrary managed to interpose before my last message but as you divined, it was directed at you!)

    The only point of difference I can manage to drive between our positions here is the chilling effect of Leveson. However bad he was, and he was bad, I don’t think he was attempting directly to stifle political commentary of the stuff that was on everyone lips anyway.

    To demonstrate that, there are plenty of articles out there which almost universally assume it will be a gloves-off fight. They do not appear to be constrained. Now I am way out of it so they may just be right. But not to set out an alternative strategy seems perverse because it is still possible and, after a cooling of heads, may serve both coalition parties well.

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    The DNA of a Political Clone says:

    Dave, Nick or Ed. It makes no difference they are clones of the same politician.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    It really was awful & I was looking forward to it.

    As that woman was so hysterical did no one take her seriously? The dig was dreadful.I presume Leicester University tried to salvage the mess.

    I could not believe that bone expert doing the so called archeology,putting a pick axe through the skull!

    The whole tone of it was inappropriate with that useless presenter.

    It could have been so interesting. Sigh.

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    (ѕorry, your сontrаry mаnаgеd to intеrpoѕе bеforе my lаѕt mеѕѕаgе but аѕ you divinеd, it wаѕ dirесtеd аt you!)

    Thе only point of diffеrеnсе I саn mаnаgе to drivе bеtwееn our poѕitionѕ hеrе iѕ thе сhilling еffесt of Lеvеѕon. Howеvеr bаd hе wаѕ, аnd hе wаѕ bаd, I don’t think hе wаѕ аttеmpting dirесtly to ѕtiflе politiсаl сommеntаry of thе ѕtuff thаt wаѕ on еvеryonе lipѕ аnywаy.

    To dеmonѕtrаtе thаt, thеrе аrе plеnty of аrtiсlеѕ out thеrе whiсh аlmoѕt univеrѕаlly аѕѕumе it will bе а glovеѕ-off fight. Thеy do not аppеаr to bе сonѕtrаinеd. Now I аm wаy out of it ѕo thеy mаy juѕt bе right. But not to ѕеt out аn аltеrnаtivе ѕtrаtеgy ѕееmѕ pеrvеrѕе bесаuѕе it iѕ ѕtill poѕѕiblе аnd, аftеr а сooling of hеаdѕ, mаy ѕеrvе both сoаlition pаrtiеѕ wеll.

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    It did provide a very good distraction from Hillsborough.

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    Brian says:

    Proverbs, 16:18,. Pride goeth before destruction

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    ian says:

    humans are not perfect. if we dont want drivers to ever make any mistakes then we should prevent people from driving and just walk everywhere. it is reidiculous that someone doing 34 in a 30 gets fined and points on their licence but someone who runs into the back of someone (ie actually causes an accident) will probably face no punishment

    there are obviously people who intentionally speed but there are many who just creep over the speed limit or get an sp30 on a road that they thought was a 40

    there are roads round here that are duel carriageways in the middle of nowhere that have been reduced from 40 to 30 for no sensible reason

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    CRMM – I have not read all the classics – I have no need to – I am well apppraised of and have read enough of history; however – and to give your some leeway – I am ‘probably’ a lot more au fait with histroy than many of the dim wits who post on here. I doubt that any of the new interns of MP’s have any intellectual knowledge of history – which by the way changed slightly today Re Richard III [see what I wrote below]

    I do not diss history lightly – but in general people today – just aint interested in reading the books. Thus it really has no impact on a blog like thi to mention Cicero etc …

    There are too many armchair generals and judges sitting behind their screens giving it all their little-life experience – but I have done my real work out there in the effing dirty c.ourts up and down this land – I hold my evidence over them – and they know it as do 100’s of pitiful journo’s and hacks.

    The four pillars of the state are a joke. The worlds most oldest democratic JOKE.

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    ian says:

    “Errrrrm.. I’ve been driving (all over the world) since 1985, and I’ve never had a conviction for speeding”

    well done you- if only we could all be so perfect

    “You rack four up in three years, you should be banned for life.”

    four in three years is not that many. If someone is doing 20,000 miles a year – over four years thats 80,000. so in those 80,000 miles you only need to be 4 or 5 miles over the limit for 400 metres

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    Was 10:34 who I thought it was 8e4st?

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    Blowing Whistles says:


    Well done and congratulations you really are something – Silent Bob could teach you some lessons.

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    ████ 'change my tune' Hoon says:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The only lynching should be of Blair – AND all of those who “still talk him up” – cos they cannot get out of having been duped by him in the first place.

    Do the dirtiest of the press & political mobs give a F for the dead pawns blair used to big up his bank balance? Thought not.

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    @CMRR: Agreed.

    Leveson allowed Cameron to impose a pause for thought, which appears to be having the desired effect. I didn’t mean any more than that, and that the effect has been to clean up the standard of reporting and practices. That is what I meant, but did not express clearly.

    The left leaning sections of the press seem to be making this out as a gloves off fight. It is in their interests to break up the coalition. Fully to your original point though, behind closed doors the heads will be very cool.

    Cameron and Clegg are reasonably sophisticated operators, but Clegg doesn’t really have much to gain or lose by doing a deal.

    If Clegg cannot get something sorted out one may see Lib Dem defections start. He himself has a conviction which after today helps the parties image even less.

    Those in the party must be questioning what is in their own best interests now. Staying in a coalition does not appear to be, and neither does remaining under the Lib Dem banner.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    You’ve got your own problems at Haringey ballbuster.

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    Bob says:

    Vicky Pryce in bed with Dennis Mc Shane!


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    Splooge says:

    but will he swallow?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Are you an Israeli sympathising communist marxist?

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    Point of information says:

    Wasn’t he going to ban Frosties ?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Stop Press – Labour and Lib Dems MP’s to show their spinelessness and true cravenness to a whip in the HOC on tuesday Re They are ‘pissy little scared PC type eu craven shitshuvvellers’.

    Your constituents do not BY MAJORITY – agree with gay marriage.

    Grow some backbone you pitiful shitshuvvellers.

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    Hattie HarPIE (Sits next to Ed and stares) says:

    It is our new policy of stealth policies.

    They are there, they are great, they will enrich every family in the country.

    But we can’t show them to your otherwise all would be spoiled.

    Rest assured, they are tough on things where things need to be tough, and support the strength of harmonious unity through diversity.

    All you need to do is believe, and vote Labour.

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    This post is more understandable to me. I do not regard myself as well appraised enough. In the words of Socrates The only thing I can be sure of is that I know nothing.

    I do not try to denigrate you or your knowledge which, for all I know, may exceed my meagre stock. Spotted your Richard III comment after I had posted. It is a grave error to read Shakespeare for knowledge of history (Just as the film Braveheart strays so far from historical fact that it is meaningless ,other than a yarn) but, possibly unlike our dear Tachy, I enjoy his insights and humour. We are all different and long may that be the case.

    The average MP, Spad, lawyer, policeman, company director, banker, teacher is extraordinarily uneducated. By that I am not talking about the classics. Just about life. But you will struggle to find a situation concerning the human condition which has not already been covered in the classics. Sure we now have computers and planes and stuff they did not have before but greed, hypocrisy, jealousy and so on have been around forever.

    The Estates of the Realm as extended, possibly by the unfortunately named Burke, are simply used as handles with a definite sprinkling of irony both as I read it and as I use it. I do not see it quite in the way that you do but neither am I in thrall to it.

    @Anonymous and NASP, thanks (except I am CRMM and not SC!)

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    Crabwaladr Moonpatch says:

    There is no cretin more cretinous than a spelling nazi.

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    The Chainsaw or Righteous Justice says:

    He is a good place to start.

    With the right persuasion he may tell us who to go for next.

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    Silent Bob says:

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    Chris Huhne's first comment when he bends over to pick up the soap says:

    Wow…that is so f u c k i n g deep!

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    STuN says:

    Sorry, had to do it

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    ArsebanditsRnotUs says:

    And I bet Huhne would’ve voted for gay marriage…eauuchh!

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    Noose Watch says:

    Ugly ? Moi ?

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    National Socialism is Socialism says:

    And do not forget that Labour is the party of:
    No policies, No referendum and No Frosties !

    Vote UKIP.

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    Blokeonagolfcourse says:

    super intelligent means she must be on some other party.

    Only losers vote labour

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    National Socialism is Socialism says:

    Huhne was pro gay marriage, yes.

    Would be deeply amusing if it gets defeated by one vote tomorrow.

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    Fishy says:

    Utter Rubbish.

    Burnham and his predecessors created a command and control culture that created dysfunctional hospitals, ticking boxes and chasing targets, rather than looking after their patients.

    When I worked in the NHS, junior managers didn’t know which way to turn…it felt that there was a new initiative every week, from Milburn onwards.

    Despite up to 1200 ‘unnecessary deaths’ Burnham refused to hold a public inquiry. He and Bradshaw blamed patients and their families for not speaking up. Burnham also recommended Stafford for Foundation Status.

    At the week-end, in the ‘Sunday Times’ he embarked on a distraction strategy, telling readers what the NHS should look like in the future.

    He has a Huhne-like brass neck he should not be part of any debate on the NHS – he should never have been given the shadow post. Burnham should resign and Miliband should be forced to explain why he made such an error of judgement in appointing him.

    If Labour think that someone should be sacked for getting frustrated with a copper; by their own benchmark, someone implicated in so many deaths cannot keep his job.

    Send for the cops, I say.

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    Labour Eastleigh Election Campaign says:

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    Ol' Crummy says:

    Do you mean to say I was NOT reviled and calumniated during the Restoration? De mortuis nihil nisi bonum– but not in my case, sir!

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    Chris Huhne says:

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    Thank you for that clarification.

    Your further analysis is excellent and I think that the LibDems are realising the inherent contradictions they have glossed over since their formation from the SDP and the much older Liberal/Whigs. Out of power it all added up to a ball of fog, but things have only become apparent since they got their fingers on some of the levers.

    I knew a number of their people in the HoL before it was last mangled and by and large they were a decent lot and, although not always on my political wavelength, there was a coherency to their position that one could understand.

    In case anyone runs away with the wrong idea, they were all chance encounters. One ran a detective agency that looked into all my fraud problems and I have never known a more efficient crew.

    Another had three Earldoms in Scotland (not greedy but fate!), one of which is the oldest that exists. I rolled up at one of his towers and literally bumped into him! He took me round it for no other reason that he could see I was interested. An absolutely charming gentleman and someone you could trust from the off. It emerged incidentally that we had divergent political views but it made no difference to our mutual enjoyment and love of the history and architecture.

    Being in the Lords, as was, did not create existential problems that the Commons holds. That reality will bear down on the LibDems who are anti-Nick. I do not see many who are likely to walk the plank for all their mouthing off.

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    Nick Clegg The dOMINANT says:

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    V Cable I'm more sincere ( ex Huhne friend) says:


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    Can someone explain to me why when our banks get fined hundreds of millions do they have to pay it to the American government ?Do their courts have jurisdiction over world banking ?
    was it not the American banks that sold the rest of the world all their toxic debt , causing the global recession in the first place ?

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    V Cable I'm more sincere ( ex Huhne friend) says:

    Told you, I forgot to add link

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    Question for Prof. Brian Cox says:

    What the f*** is this s*** all about ?

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    Economist says:

    Banks which operate in the US are subject to two types of law.

    i) Any mis-deeds done within the US under US regulatory law are subject usually to fine and prosecution. This is same as in UK: Failure to comply may result in banking license being withdrawn.

    ii) Under US trading with the enemy act etc. Banks which operate in the US but who execute transactions elsewhere in the world with entities on the US enemy list, will be subject to prosecution and fines within the US.

    The second point is controversial as it essentially allows US domestic and foreign policy to be imposed on banks globally without actually committing any part of the crime within the US itself.

    So: To your point, yes.

    Moreover, any bank which is going to operate globally will need to engage at some point in foreign exchange clearance. This will require transactions through US Dollars (as this is reserve currency) so most reasonable banks will need to have operations within the US, hence to your point further, yes.

    The UK is reluctant to impose regulation and start fining here as that would drive the dodgy capital which is keeping London afloat at the moment away. The cynical view of Ke!ser and others, that London is the global center for financial fraud is accurate, and many are uncomfortable with this.

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    Fi Mason says:

    Good to see justice triumphing in court.

    Now for Tony Bennett’s case – High Court, Tuesday 5th Feb. Will there be anything about it in the media? Or will the media be cowed by the McCanns?

    Why have the British people not been told about the McCanns seeking a settlement with Amaral?

    Why do the media never check out the accounts of the “Fund” and never ask any questions about how the money has been spent?

    Why does no one in the media query the succession of absurd “sightings” that always turn out to be bogus?

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    Economist Being M0dded says:

    Answer in mod queue.

    Courts jurisdiction: Yes – but complicated.

    Go back to S+L scandal and work forward to understand what precisely caused the mess we have today.

    Much more the carry trade: J@pan’s zero rate monetary policy is really what has caused the trouble.

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    Portugal Cop says:

    The Portugal cop is also barred from publication here.

    McCann’s have little credibility. Accident cover up is credible.


  225. 225
    Mrs V Cable says:

    I’m stickiy with Vicky.

    Sorry, Sorry. It’s living with Vince you know *smiley face* I meant sticking with Vicky. Silly me!

  226. 226
    Jack Ketch says:

    It seems that Dick V.3.0 was sodomised by a sword (Didn’t Gaddafi get something like that). Any chance of that happening to fallen leaders this week?

  227. 227
    The Treacherous Tosser Posing as PM and Pissing our Money up the €USSR Wall says:

    I’m going to miss Chris SO MUCH!!! – he was my guide on the Wind Farm Scam – and I’m sure I could have counted on his support for my brilliant BumSex ‘nitiative.

    I’m so dejected!

  228. 228
    last whitey in londonistan says:

    Are any Of These People English For Heavens Sake???

  229. 229
    albacore says:

    Dave’s dander’s up. He’s going for the kill
    Who does he think he is, Buffalo Bill?
    If he don’t watch out, before he can blink
    He’ll be bushwhacked by Claggy’s kitchen sink
    Handbags at dawn for the coalition
    Hot on the trail to bitch fight perdition


  230. 230
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    Great post, liarpoliticians. Huhne, thought he was above the law.

    Send him down M’Lud. I think Jeffrey Archer got 4 years for a not dissimilar offence.

  231. 231
    albacore says:

    Do make yourself useful for a change
    Ain’t you got no riders of the range
    Squaring up ready to make their draw
    Like Clagg and Dave, now they’ve declared war?

  232. 232
    News int says:

    Sorry to see him go,we never took offence at his comments on our bid

  233. 233
    Reconstruction of the night in question says:

  234. 234
    Moderated by the Guardian for saying what a bunch of Cunts. says:

    What a lying Hunt!

  235. 235
    Richard III says:

    Anyone remember where I parked the Honda?

  236. 236
    Rat's arse says:

    Well said ‘Doctor’. (Sorry my reply is so short – dog tired, but agree with you entirely).

    Off to bed now…..

  237. 237
    Gordon Brown says:

    I prefer the sound of one cheek crapping.

  238. 238
    You wait for a joke about RichardIII for 547 years and three turn up at once says:

    Sorry, Sire, but it was towed away in December 1485 and crushed. It is now a piece of art in the Tate Modern

  239. 239
    Bloke says:

    Let’s face it, why should anyone have to pay the State just because they drove at 35mph in a 30mph ‘limit’? Fuck the State and all who run it. Huhne’s biggest crime is foisting the Green Windmill Terror onto the country – and sending YOU the bill. And all his politician friends are equally guilty.

  240. 240
    Princes in the tower says:

    Fuck the murdering bastard.

  241. 241
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I am still backing Chris for Leader of the Liberal Democrats and I will be his Defence Secretary. Resignation is for wimp politicians, he will be back. Jahbulon.

  242. 242
    Criss Huhne , "point are for plebs" says:

    Will the tax payer get a back dated rebate for the 10 years he was taking a salary & expenses , the cost of court proceedings and god knows what else ?

    And what would it cost if this narcissist had just said “fair cop” at the time & taken the points like us plebs

  243. 243
    The Beast of Oldland Common says:

    It says in the Daily Telegrah that there will be no economic recovery until 2018 .

    Listening to Osborne and Cameron I thought they had everything under control with a bit of austerity low interest rates and more people working than ever before .

    Not a word out of either of them this morning.

    Very worrying .

    Who in their right mind other than David Beckham will want to stay in the UK ?

  244. 244
    Larry Grayson says:

    What a gay day.

  245. 245
    Le Poof says:

    This is what a bill to legalise same sex marriage does

    Today’s LAB lead of 15% in YouGov daily poll is an all-time high for the firm. CON 30%: LAB 45%.

    It’s over for David Cameron.

  246. 246
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Radio 5 hardly mentioning Huhne this morning. Laughingly, Rachel Burden states that she won’t read out the text messages between Huhne and his son as quote “they are personal”

    Funny but this was the same wart faced bitch that sniggered her way through reading out Camerons’ texts to Rebecca Brooks.

  247. 247
    Billy from Wormwood Scrubs says:

    I thought I would let you all know that this morning my supposedly lightly poached egg was rock hard and cold .

    Have a nice day.

  248. 248
    Fog says:

    Vengeful Vince – You are a good example of having not been taught ethical values, and even worse unable to apply logic to anything. This is what it is about: It isn’t what he did – it is the fact that he tried to make others bear the responsibility for what he did – and then…he lied about it for a long time, and lied in court. That is called being dishonourable and having a lack of decency, perverting the course of justice, and makes the liar look like an untrustworthy, cowardly fool. This is usually taught by parents to 3-4 yr olds: ‘Did you push Billy over Johnny?’ ‘No, it wasn’t me, it was Jenny’ ‘Now then Johnny you mustn’t lie, say sorry to Billy.’ And they used to teach ethics in school, probably not now. Anyway, it’s about being ‘man’ enough to own up to your mistakes, taking it on the chin, dealing with it. Got it?

  249. 249
    Ordinary Serf says:

    I’m joining UKIP tonight if Gay Marriage is approved.

  250. 250
    Billericay Dickey says:

    Not for long – he’ll have to share nicely soon.

  251. 251
    It's Freezing In 'ere says:

    Shut that door.

  252. 252
    Anonymous says:

    What is really wrong – nearly a decade passes.

  253. 253
    T'Old Fella says:

    Could you lot say that no tory in the past 30 years has not or is not commiting perjury, mis-leading parliament, or perverting the course of justice, if so you are a very brave person. They are all politicos that is what politicos throughout history have done, they all like to reel out the much used sentence, “Do you know who I am,…etc” and the longer they have been in power, the more likely they are to do it, thinking they are invunerable to the law.

  254. 254

    Thanks for that

  255. 255
    just asking says:

    Why has this country become a multi-culti, benefit-chasing, scumbag-infested shithole?

  256. 256
    Else says:

    My tits are all original, I’ll have you know. Wanna grope?

  257. 257
    Billericay Dickey says:

    When Dave’s bill passes today, a new glorious chapter in our country’s history will begin.

    I suggest that we celebrate the 5th February every year from now on as “National Bumsex Day”.

  258. 258
    Casual Observer says:

    Because the PC chatterati are in control. Fucking parasites the lot of them.

  259. 259
    Billericay Dickey says:

    But not many of anybody who is anybody.

    The gravy gets spread around.

  260. 260
    Vote UKIP says:

    The NIESR are right. With the EU in meltdown there is no other likelihood. The USA is also flagging. Even more reason then for the country to get to grips with its debts. Any other policy but real public spending cuts is economic suicide.

  261. 261
    Kingdom Swapper says:

    No way. I ended up as Ye Olde Tesco Shoppe burgers

  262. 262
    gromit says:

    have you noticed how the great british media is not allowing any comment by the plebs on the chris huhne affair – we know who’s side they’re on then!!!!

  263. 263
    Billericay Dickey says:

    Like Huhne, Dave’s a conviction politician.

  264. 264
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    In YouGov’s recent poll they asked people to rate the issues which were important to them and which would influence their vote in 2015.

    The top four in order of precdence were the economy, immigration, health and education.

    Only 7% rated the gay marriage issue as important – 3.5% of those were against gay marriage and 3.5% were in favour. It’s not an issue that interests the electorate and it will neither win nor lose cameron any votes.

  265. 265
    Loopy Lou says:

    I am shorting Sterling and going long the Canadian Dollar.

  266. 266
    arsebanditsRus says:

    This is a great day for humanity!

  267. 267
    Anonymous says:

    “Detectives investigating allegations linked to Jimmy Savile and others arrest 65-year-old man in south London on suspicion of sexual offences”

  268. 268
    so there says:

    Well I enjoyed it.

  269. 269
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Interest now shifts to the forthcoming by-election in Eastleigh.

    Will boris stand for the tories? will nigel farage stand for UKIP? Can Nigel win? And will labour and the libdems be pushed into 3rd and 4 th place.

    Certainly labour this morning have admitted that , whilst they will fight the seat they don’t think they have any chance of winning it.

  270. 270
    Sunny Jim says:

    You miss the point completely, chap. He’s been busted for perjury…

  271. 271
    Dick3 says:

    This what comes from marrying a foreigner.

    Vote UKIP

  272. 272
    a non says:

    Gay marriage. A double edged sword?
    Oppose and you are labeled homophobic: Vote to promote it and you undermine basic religious principles. Tough call. Will be intrigued to see how many politicians abstain from casting a vote. It is not a whipped vote is it?

  273. 273
    Anonymous says:

    This will be a good opportunity for Ed Miliband and Labour to flesh out their policies for when they win the General Election in 2015.

  274. 274
    Dick3 says:

    All for driving at 35 in a 30 MPH area!

    You could not make it up.

    Unless you did make it up – like Plebgate.

    Think about it.

  275. 275

    Tho only reason Labour is supporting this gay marriage bill is to defeat Camoron , no other reason
    As a percentage , the same amount of labour MP’s as tories would not support it , but as per usual Little Ed (blank piece of paper , Band wagon) Reallybland will score yet more brownie points against , i was going to say “one term Dave” but i don’t think he will even complete that

  276. 276

    “This will be a good opportunity for Ed Miliband and Labour to flesh out their policies ”

    They already have see below
    1 ?
    2 ?
    3 ?
    4 ?
    5 ?
    6 ?
    7 ?
    8 ?
    9 ?
    10 ?

  277. 277

    Can we start a sweepstake on just what sentence Huhne will get for being a lying cheating manipulating fucker ?
    my guess is one month prison and two years probation , so he will serve two weeks and do the remainder on a tag

  278. 278
    Fog says:

    How did Huhne get to be a multimillionaire?

  279. 279
    Statement of Fact says:

    See 118 above, that the moderator has passed at last.

    Don’t say you weren’t warned Tories. You’re in the electoral black hole vortex.

  280. 280
    niblick21 says:

    Two weeks seems about right for the lying twat.In line with all the other Joke jail terms handed down to the other crooked lot.

  281. 281
    Viv Dean says:

    It’s not ‘only a speeding ticket’. It’s conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He did it; he lied; he pressurised his wife into lying; he WENT ON LYING – and on – and on …..

    Like so many of the ‘important’ people at the top of our society’s pyramid, he thought he was above the law. Let’s hope he gets a prison sentence – then he might meet some real people.

  282. 282
    Bonjour matelot! says:

    But at least Bernie made us all laugh.

  283. 283
    Bonjour matelot! says:

    “He did not steal any money”.

    What a paragon; he must one of the very few.

  284. 284
    Bonjour matelot! says:

    Use piano wire, then you can give us a tune while we wait.

  285. 285
    Bonjour matelot! says:

    PFI = Perverted F*cking Idiot.

  286. 286
    Bonjour matelot! says:

    … but when are they going to reach the spotlight?

  287. 287
    Bonjour matelot! says:

    A bit controversial No 6 I suspect though.

  288. 288
    Dick Turpin says:

    The (speeding) car in front is a Toyota…

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