February 16th, 2013

Electrifying Keith Vaz Sings Grease Lightening

You better shape up…


  1. 1
    Diddley says:


  2. 2
    Joyce Thacker says:

    Why are you giving airtime to this colonist twat ?

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    Ooh he's gorgeous says:

    Those last oohs are somewhere between the Scissor Sisters and Mrs Merton.

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    Anonymous says:

    Lightening? Lightning, fuckwit

  5. 5
    Dave says:

    I’m trying my hardest to say “Ah come on leave him alone it’s only a bit of a laugh and good on him for trying.”

    I can’t. It’s awful. He’s awful.

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    Joyce Thacker says:

    Turns out that over 80% of those 1200 murdered at Stafford were conservative voters . I assume the rest were ukip . That is impressive gerrymandering even by labour standards !

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    Arnold J Rimmer says:

    He was born in Yemen to Indian parents . Maybe his dance is just ‘diverse’

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    P l e b says:

    I’m playing it safe tonight and having lamb loin chops for tea.
    At least I know where they’ve come from.
    Unless they’re from a small Shetland pony.

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    Keith Vajazzle says:

    I don’t think I was that bad!

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    keredybretsa says:

    He hits the high notes!!!!!

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    Keith Vajazzle says:

    I just love the limelight, oh, and hugging teenage girls.

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    Hey !! Moniker thief !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 13
    Keith Vajazzle says:

    I take it you mean the pound notes.

  14. 14

    I know it is only 1:09 long but I am not going to listen to it.

    There are some things it is better off not to know.

    BP 140/80 and want to keep it that way.

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    See 12 above.

  16. 16

    AGAIN !!!!

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    Theresa May says:

    Has he lost weight?

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    Anonymous says:

    Point scoring aside, his ‘singing’ is TRULY awful.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    On reflection, it was a bit of a give-away, naming the cuts ‘saddle’ of beef.

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    Tea Cup says:

    Its 1.09 minutes too long…….. could only stand 15 seconds. Its awful.

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    No, I’ve taken off two of my money belts.

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    Old England says:

    I do not like the thought of where meat comes from,so,i am having an egg…..!!

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    It wasn’t nice!

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    Anonymous says:

    But someone had to download/listen – beyond the call of duty.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Is this what we are paying our mp’s to do?

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    Anonymous says:

    I (don’t) Want You – in my pub!

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    Leatherface says:

    Notice how he’s wearing a lot of leather. Subtle.

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    Food Watch says:

    Could be goat, or maybe dog. Never tried dog.

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    STROPPYCOW says:

    I was gonna say “Don’t give up the day job” – but oh how I wish he would.

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    Spaz Watch says:

    This is how Vaz wake’s up the nurses.

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    EU Watch says:

    More good news from Spain:


    They haven’t left the Euro just yet though so still trapped in depression, but the probability of civil war is edging up quite nicely.

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    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Now I know who made Tone deaf.

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    Spaz Watch says:

    Full detail:


    You’re either ahead or behind…

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    Anonymous says:

    Labour/Tory unite and fight – bad pub singers.

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    old SHEP says:

    Jesus wept!.

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    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    I have issued instructions to CCHQ to ensure that the Tories lose the Eastleigh by election.

    Eastleigh byelection: Tory candidate suggests son too smart for state school http://gu.com/p/3dpbf/tf

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    Responded to your Eric Blair point.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    If they’re NHS nurses even that wouldn’t wake them up!

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    CCHQ Press Officer says:

    Yes of course we lied about the “mansion tax”.Us Tories are the biggest liars of all.

    Cameron and Clegg lied about protecting pensioners from the dreaded bedroom tax http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/tenancies/67000-pensioners-to-be-hit-by-bedroom-tax/6525753.article

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    Tachybaptus says:

    And oft in some far Coptic town
    The Missionary sits him down
    To breakfast by the Nile:
    The heart beneath his priestly gown
    Is innocent of guile;
    When suddenly the rigid frown
    Of Panic is observed to drown
    His customary smile.
    Why does he start and leap amain,
    And scour the sandy Libyan plain
    Like one that wants to catch a train
    Or wrestles with internal pain?
    Because he finds his egg contain—
    Green, hungry, horrible and plain—
    An Infant Crocodile.

    ——— Hilaire Belloc

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    Guido Fawkes says:

    Another blow for the ‘Aye’ camp supporting every piece of propaganda from the government.

    Mr Cameron pledged to not do this. Mr Cameron lied, again.

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    Owin Jones says:

    Roses are red, Tories are blue, In 2015, We’ll get rid of you.

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    Do you mean “Never knowingly tried dog”?

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    old SHEP says:

    Seems to have been poorly thought out, it applies to council and housing association properties but not to private landlord rented property, some vested interests going on here?.

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    fitz fitz says:

    … Vaz and that Abbott woman : in a sack, a Leicestershire canal …

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    Another Tory with socialist ideals.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Well she could be right – state schools are mostly rubbish! More power to her elbow! Doing the best for your kids is what Mothers are supposed to do!

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    Beeboid dipstick says:

    Wel he always was an oily twat

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    If the taxpayer is paying for the space you live in because you’re too lazy to work for the rent – why should we pay for more space than you need?

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    old SHEP says:

    You tell ‘em nell.

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    Left wing mong spotter says:

    What so you can fuck up the economy, increase unemployment and destroy manufacturing.

    Just like the last three times you were in power.

    What the fuck the UK did in a previous life to deserve you left wing socialist scumbag arse wipes who knows?

    Now fuck off and crawl back under your rock

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    horsemeat sold as beef – EU corruption by EUfood safety officers ‘not doing’ their jobs

    Spain ruined by EU corruption

    Greece destroyed by EU corruption

    mandy and the kinnochios made wealthy by the EU.

    Anybody know if the EU ever did anything worthwhile?

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    old SHEP says:

    My point was about the fact that it all seems to be pretty half-baked, not about the principle in itself.

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    Anonymous says:

    Explain why the is a tax as you say

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    Owin jones says:

    I agree we did do all of that

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    UK Watch says:

    Sounds iffy. Those in that type of accommodation are likely on benefits already.

    Labour should never have introduced the subsidy in the first place.

    If this does go ahead, local authorities should reduce their spending to compensate. That is where the money is being wasted.

    (Recall that councils refused point blank to 10% reduction in budgets…)

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    So fed up with the poor standards in state schools – push the kids down the scale – don’t educate them to get GCSE A-C grades it takes too much teaching!

    Class them as special needs it makes life much easier for teachers who can then skive off home at 3pm!!

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Talk to his dermatologist, before you jump to any conclusions.

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    Arnold J Rimmer says:

    The common agricultural policy has killed upwards of 5 million Africans which could be good or bad depending on your point of view

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Talking of the mansion tax – suspect militwit will be setting it just below the level he and his brother would have to pay it.

    And tell me again where did they get their immense wealth?!

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    old SHEP says:

    Where can I get myself a copy of Vazoline and Tone Deafs greatest hits?.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    You need to post an explanatory link to that so that we understad why that happened.

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    Owin jones always full of shit says:

    ‘If the pilot restrains a fart, all the drawbacks previously mentioned, including diminished concentration, may affect his abilities to control the airplane,’ the researchers say

    ‘If he lets go of the fart his co-pilot may be affected by its odour, which again reduces safety on board the flight.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279678/Holding-wind-flights-bad-body-claims-scientists-suggest-flatulence-absorbing-solutions.html#ixzz2L5e8SDWx
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    EU Watch says:

    Greece’s problems were caused by Goldm’an Sac’hs fraud, joining the Euro to early and then blatantly taking the pi’ss when they had access to 2% lending rates.

    Greek corruption is arguably hurting the EU :-)

    !taly same sort of deal.

    !reland / P0rtugal hurt by EU corruption for sure.

    Iceland is in recovery.

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    Hattie "you know where to find me" manhater says:

    Well I sent mine to grammar schools, you know, those grammar schools I tried to get rid off

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:


    I suspect under ‘EU regulation’ or rather lack of it!! we have been eating all sorts of stuff!!!

    Another scandal bubbling away if the olive oil one or rather not olive oil. High priced virgin olive oils could be anything right down to urine Ugh!

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Yep. The political elite look after their own whilst condemning the rest of us to a rubbish educational system if we can’t afford to buy our kids out and put them into private education.

    That’s not to knock private education -everybody who can do it should do it!!

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    Spineless lib dems says:

    Feb 11 Daniel Hannan ‏@DanHannanMEP
    RT: “@cllrjdenselow: Great note on a door in #Eastleigh pic.twitter.com/hD5JLHB9””

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Well thyat makes mandy and kinnochio look like small change doesn’t it?

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    Anonymous says:

    keeth voice.
    always behind voice there is someone else too.
    does mr voice act in collaboration with another?
    or is he purely self employed….total master of himself?
    given even self employed have master….who is mr voice’s?

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    Fishy says:

    Greasy Lightning

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    ***** says:

    Another reason why hanging should not have been abolished.

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    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    It pumped plenty of dosh into our area.

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    old SHEP says:

    Shortage of rope?.

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    Anonymous says:

    hey mr,
    did the lamb die a natural death?
    in anycase why not be gentler and have a fruit and milk diet. jersey cows?
    acid cannot be good fr the tum…so out goes the
    supplement the above by pleasing the sun. an ocassional prayer so we see more of him be ok?

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    David Starkey, Looks Good In Khaki says:

    Frankly what is most disturbing about that video is the way Vaz The Daz thinks it is acceptable to go out dressed as some kind of gangster. Have our politicians no grasp of couture? A bit of fashion here and there does no harm and adds a little colour to proceedings. Back in the Middle Ages, khaki was the ‘in’ thing and from a social angle, public figures always ensured they were wearing something dazzling. It’s come to something when the only person with any grasp of this is Richard Barnbrook. Even that silly Bagshawe girl scrubs up better!

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    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Are you Priti Patel? I thought you effnicks looked out for one another.

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    EU Watch says:


    To quote from the New Statesman:

    Eurocrat: “Welcome aboard the gravy boat’
    Alan B’Stard: ” Don’t you mean the Gravy train?”
    Eurocrat: ” No. The Boat is bigger, richer, and comes round the table more often.”

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    Anonymous says:

    is meat good for us?

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    Anonymous says:

    the gold bars are in the safe.

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    Diane Slugusset..well known labour apologist says:

    it was posted yesterday and hasn’t improved since

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    Anonymous says:

    the should be in sc’s radioactive box.
    when was the last time any of them did any good.

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    Anonymous says:

    maybe fire would.
    when jehovah witness ring the bell..they are somehow of the view that ppl’s houses are on fire and it is there job to wake ppl up.
    so when mr voice fails there is always the

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    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    That comes from a chicken s arse.

    And gives you salmonella to boot especially if DNA tests conclude it contains traces of Edwina. Currie.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    There is nothing wrong with people from ethnic backgrounds so long as they WORK and support their families and don’t try and impose their religious views on us .

    There are thousands out there doing just that . Sadly Vaz isn’t one of them as he shamelessly lives off the taxpayer!!

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    Diane Slugusset..well known labour apologist says:

    I’ll have you know Mr Vaz is an outstanding member for leicester who seeks to futher the lives of his constituents as well as play his part in ensuring that when it comes to upholding the public interest he will always be there whatever the cause whatever the issue … how does that sound keith ?

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    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    If more than one ready meal has been consumed you have probably tried the whole gamut of alien. Carnal content .

    Mammal. And. Non.

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    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    MEATLOAF. Says :

    From now on call me. Horse s Ass

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    Diddley says:

    Also Known As: ‘Vaz’eline

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    ‘Vaz dressed as gangster ‘ – that says everything about Vaz and the rest of his MPs!!!

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    It is also why this city is seeing bar after bar close-dear oh dear Keith, go home and sit on your silk cushions!

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    Anonymous says:

    try…the pleasing…quinoa, chickpea, cashew nut pumpkin seed sunflower seed tofu sprouts pea spring onion and sesame oil comb.

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    Calamity Clegg says:

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    Calamity Clegg says:

    She’s right. Mrs. Clegg won’t be sending ours to any bog standard comprehensive.

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    Diane Fatbott says:

    Hypocrite !

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    Arnold J Rimmer says:

    By preventing developing countries from exporting ag produce it has retarded their development . This is accepted . My 5 million estimate comes from the preventable deaths associated. Malaria dysentey etc . If the eu fails, we start trading heavily with Africa and it develops quicker than it has done for the last 40 years then we’ll get better estimates . 5 million could be in the low side

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    anon. says:

    Lib dems ;-)

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    Imam revolta says:

    I’ll do anytything for you uuuu ou!
    Can I rely on your postal vote?

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    retardEd Miliband's Parasite Party (for shirkers, not workers) says:

    Oh, how wrong you are! Do not impose your foolish and disgusting Western cultural values on the dear beloved immigrant communities! It is in their culture to shirk and skive! You must welcome this, embrace it, celebrate it! We command you, or you are a bigot!

    Remember; Vaz is a wonderful glorious public sector parasite and skiving immigrant, living off the wages of workers! For is it not the case, as glorious Dear Leader retardEd Miliband (immigrant and parasite, may workers’ money be upon him forever amen) has said so many times, “the wages of workers and strivers belong in the pockets of shirkers and skivers”?

    Rejoice! The Parasite Party returns to government in 2015!

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    Spineless lib dems says:

    Sod the limp dummies WTF happened to Labour

    Oh I know Millitwat appeared in public

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    Eddie Boys Bandwagon Tour briefing for party activists only says:

    vote UKIP get labour…kerching job done … its a wrap for the day team

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    Red Ed heir to Blair Mk 11 says:

    Had a bit of a prolapse if you must know.

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    Point of Information says:

    Vaz doesn’t have any MPs we hope. Unless he is party leader now ?

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    Iv'e given up and stopped caring says:

    Won’t be to long before you find out, Eastleigh is the start, Libor, Libcraps, Conny onny, are the same, the braindead will still vote for thieves

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    Milldickweed and bollox says:

    Oh dear back to the back of a fag packet

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    BBC lying here says:

    Strange can’t find it on the BBC? Unlike any pole that drops 0.1% for the coalition is a disaster and put front and centre

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    EU Watch says:

    Perhaps since the 90s. Many African countries had major economic problems due to bad advice from the IMF and overly large sovereign debt burdens more than anything else.

    A good case study is Zimbabwe. CAP certainly does not account for the chaos that happened there. Elsewhere, foreign backed civil wars are big culprits.

    The ex UK colonies generally did Ok.

    Until 1989 much of Africa was proxy war territory between US and USSR. That should not be forgotten.

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    EU Watch says:

    Not ignoring, thinking of a suitable response to a very good question.

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    Keeth Vajazzle says:

    Calm down koont

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    UK Watch says:

    The ethnics hate each other more than the whites do them.

    Big cognitive block that.

    Unless they are from the same family, and even then there can be antipathy, dangerous assumption to make.

    If people shake off that bit of PC thought they will realize that there is a very large target population here that can be divided and exploited very easily. The politicians have certainly figured that out ;-)

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    Yeah...right.... says:

    This site is full of them. Try not to think, let alone, submit anything original.

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    Anonymous says:

    By preventing developing countries.
    no such thing.

    yes, some mayb more evolved.
    but wisdom is ancient…

    corrupt soil produce corrupt food.
    only produce what you need.
    be self sufficient.

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    Brian the Pissed-Off says:

    I bet that professional racist gets very sweaty jigging about in that pac-a-mac.

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    My Other Van's A Comma says:

    Why can I mangle the English language at will and yet have an almost pathological problem with fucking commas?

    Is this any better:- This site is full of them. Try not to think, let alone submit, anything original.?

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    Anonymous says:

    interesting suggestion that one is tone deaf, when the human body is like musical. hence the saying.

    but then that is a negative act…except when done by a higher being….and that is what our masters claim..
    but being a zero protects…from the corrupt noise.

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    q says:

    meanwhile this nazi government still kills the poor and disabled – and the world looks on aghast – what contemptible c-u-nts they/ you truly are

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    Sir William Wade says:

    Indeed, and greaseD lightning at that.

    ‘Lightening’ is what Chuka buys at the chemist.

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    old SHEP says:

    ?, I said tone deaf not brain dead.

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    Expat Geordie says:

    Basic biology would indicate that it doesn’t come from the chicken’s arse. To quote Jim Davidson “If you’re an American then you’re about two inches out.”

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    Expat Geordie says:

    Ever eaten Thai food in a Thai restaurant? The sauces imported from Thailand often contain dog.

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    tone d implies lack. when our internal symphony may well be perfect…there is no lack…except external dogooders.

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    Anonymous says:

    Strange. After many years of consuming vast quantities of Olive oil, on my travels around Europe, I returned to the UK. I found I was allergic to supermarket olive oil. Badly allergic, in that I needed help breathing.

    So the result is I can not now eat out, as we can not guarantee what is being used. It also means we prepare all the food we eat from scratch.

    We might be the only ones that have not eaten race horses. So who ever put that extra in the Olive oil thanks and no thanks.

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    @EU Watch

    Completely support your view on proxy war. I know some of these places very well and travel quite frequently to Guinea Conakry.

    From its independence from the French in 1958, it had two long surviving communist dictators and then a coup which put a young soldier in position and he managed to believe in his own invincibility from a statement of not wanting to be president to declaring himself so in the space of one year. He was shot but survived in vegetative condition.

    Elections were held in 2010. But the infrastructure is so run down that they still experience three day power cuts and the water only runs in the early mornings on some days.

    It is going to take a long time for them to pull out of this despite being one of the richest countries on the planet in terms of mineral wealth. By contrast, the people are the poorest on the planet save for next door Sierra Leone.

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    A concerned voter. says:

    He certainly has rhythm, only a pity his mother didnt practice it.

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    Owin Jones says:

    Only just caught up with the Guardian’s gushing profile of Guido http://m.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/feb/15/guido-fawkes-paul-staines-interview … shoot Guardian HQ into the sun

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    Scousescot says:



    The Bedroom Tax is the last straw; our line in the sand. Get involved, because even if you’re not affected this time, it WILL be your turn soon.

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    Space debris blowing thru my mind says:

    I agree they are a good socialist government, a coalition of the left and the left, not really fair only having 3 socialist party’s to vote for, but then I suppose next year at the EU elections we will have at least one more, you know the unnamed one.

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    Jane Sawkins says:

    I’m just watching The Pianist and the horrors that were carried out at the time, the movement of the Jews into ghetto’s reminded me of something too!

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    The stuff which is produced in UK supermarkets is as different to genuine olive oil as the contents of a 30 year Seddon Atkinson gearbox which has been stood up for the last decade.

    There are 60 olive trees on my land (I have begun trimming their trunks today) and they produce about 120 litres of oil in a good year and next to nothing in a bad year.

    But the quality is as good as you will get anywhere. People come from miles to buy some. Being connoisseurs, they understand they have to pay probably ten times as much as the supermarket junk. It works out at about £12 a litre now. The costs often exceed the expense and I have been paying out an average of £1,000 a year net just to keep it going although I have been able to make inroads into that as the customer base builds up. It is certainly not a business proposition, despite the price I charge.

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    Jane Sawkins says:

    I’m just watching The Pianist and the horrors that were carried out at the time, the movement of the J*ws into ghettos reminded me of something too!

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    Lady Uddin-Innit and Ali Dizaei says:

    He’s our very dear friend.

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    Saffron says:

    K Vazeline
    The latching onto any bandwaggon that will get him noticed.
    Chairman singing leader of parliament commitee is a feckin joke,I would’nt trust this guy with his form to run a feckin whelk stall.
    I see that HSE are looking at investigating the failings of Mid Staffs Hospitals under safety at work legislation regs,and quite rightly so.
    Would love to hear what liebour under their watch say,over to you lads and lassies for your take and makeup springs to mind.
    Finally before I gallop off for a burgher,and then to bed,may I wish you all a peaceful night.

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    Calamity Clegg says:

    got any savings ? We’ll send round inspectors to have a good look

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    Fabians ARE EVIL says:

    That Mike needs sticking where the sun don’t shine!

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    albacore says:

    I took a look at Soylent Green last night
    Just nine years to go if they got it right
    Judging by today’s beef and N H S
    It looks like they had a bloody good guess

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    Anonymous says:

    Do you also know the issue of “EU competencies”. A phase bandied about to say that the government was not responsible. (As usual, they seem not even to be responsible for themselves: Video above)

    It was used, I think, on QT. I looked up the EU competencies. Consumer protection comes under “shared competence”. In Article 4 that defines these, it states:

    “Measures adopted pursuant to paragraph 3 shall not prevent any Member State from maintaining or introducing more stringent protective measures. …”

    So it was our own governments responsibility to do any extra checking. Unless there is some directive that says we can not. Anyone know if the EU banned us from checking? If not the government is just hiding behind imaginary excuses.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I am smashing my record collection to fucking smithereens

    Blown to smithereens


    Disintegrated into small fragments, by a sudden impact or explosion.


    Smithereens is an Irish word. It derives from, or is possibly the source of, the modern Irish ‘smidirín’, which means ‘small fragments’. There is a town near Baltimore, close to the south-west coast of Ireland, called Skibbereen. The name means ‘little boat harbour’ and it is tempting to imagine sailing ships arriving there from the wild Atlantic by being ‘blown to Skibbereen’. The more recent ‘Troubles’ also bring up images of property/people being dynamited and ‘blown to Skibbereen’ from all over Ireland. There’s no record of any such phrase however, and the similarity between the words Skibbereen and smithereens seems to be no more than co-incidence.

    Another enticing notion as to the source of smithereens is that it refers to the shards of metal formed when iron is forged and hammered in a smithy. Again, there’s nothing but wishful thinking to support that idea. The actual origin is more prosaic. ‘Smiodar’ means fragments in Irish. ‘Een’ is a commonplace diminutive ending, as in colleen (girl), i.e. Caile (country woman) + een. Similarly, smiodar + een lead us to smithereen. As with many words that are inherited from other languages, it took some time for the English spelling to become stable. Both ‘smiddereens’ and ‘shivereens’ are recorded in the mid 19th century.

    The notion of things being ‘broken/smashed/blown to smithereens’ dates from at least the turn of the 19th century. Francis Plowden, in The History of Ireland, 1801, records a threat made against a Mr. Pounden by a group of Orangemen:

    “If you don’t be off directly, by the ghost of William, our deliverer, and by the orange we wear, we will break your carriage in smithereens, and hough your cattle and burn your house.”

    [‘Hough’ is a variant of ‘hock’ – to disable by cutting the tendons]

    Smithereens is one of those unusual nouns that, like suds and secateurs, never venture out by themselves – the word is always plural.

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    Fat Bastard says:

    Bet you never thought you’d welcome seeing this one again– but after Vaz’s performance, I felt it incumbent on me to present karaoke as it can and should be done, in my best Fatty Holly fashion (although I may end up fucking regretting it):

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    The Loony Left says:

    AAAAaaaarrrgggggghhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    P Noog says:

    Try to imagine the sound of one clapping.

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    EU Watch says:

    As Ellsworth Toohey said, ‘I play the stock market of the spirit and I sell short’. W0llstonecraft went long.

    The Shelley to whome Laski was referring may also be Percy Bysshe rather than Mary. (I have not read Laski’s Essay in full).

    Percy would be Poignant as Hellas signified the end of the French revolution in England, according to Dr. R!chard Pr!ce.

    An interesting reclaiming of a paradise compared to Milton’s bitter loss, that can be loosely mapped to the silencing of the press and subtle repression of expression exerted in England during the time of the French revolution.

    This of course maps to the odious reign of George III. He who allowed the human condition to bear unduly on the Crown, thus making all realize that freedom of expression is a fragile paradise indeed.

    However, the promethean folly against the absolute rights of the people and its consequence, could be a subject of allegory for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

    George IIIs mistaken birth of a new Sovereign power following the ceding of the American colonies to Washington with their chimeric cultural qualities is strong.

    Of course the constitution that was crafted from that flaming fennel-stalk of conflict codified in absolute terms the right to free expression which was foolishly denied in England, and regrettably not properly reclaimed there either. Paradise only half reclaimed to channel Milton.

    Let me know your thoughts: I am trying to track down Laski’s essay at present, but my thoughts on him are in line with both E Blair and A Rand.

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    Guido's Gimp aka Sub-Eddie says:

    It’s “Greased” Lightning, you twat.

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    Anonymous says:

    “EU competencies”. A phrase bandied about to say that the government was not responsible.

    It was used, I think, on QT. Consumer protection comes under “shared competence”. In Article 4 that defines these, it states:

    “Measures adopted pursuant to paragraph 3 shall not prevent any Member State from maintaining or introducing more stringent protective measures. …”

    So it was our own government’s responsibility to do any extra checking. Imaginary excuses?

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    Tom Watson says:

    Metropolitan Police Service’s p*edophile unit prepares to arrest ex-Tory cabinet minister . http://www.exaronews.com/articles/4838/met-paedophile-unit-prepares-to-arrest-ex-tory-cabinet-minister

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    Tom Watson says:

    Metropolitan Police Service’s p*edophile unit prepares to arrest ex-Tory cabinet minister . http://www.exaronews.com/articles/4838/met-p*edophile-unit-prepares-to-arrest-ex-tory-cabinet-minister

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    Space debris blowing thru my mind says:

    Oh hell!, that’s the internet finished for the day, what with billions of emails and messages on twatter and the left doing DOS attacks on the right wings blogs, it’s going to be marked down as Fatcher day.

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    Judge Owen Jones says:

    Sunday Mirror leads on unnamed ex-cabinet minister “faces child sex arrest” allegations. Maybe. deja vu? Blog v.carefully indeed, if at all.

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    Guido Fawkes says:

    You need to stand up, turn left, walk to that oblong-shaped thing in the wall and open it. Are you there? Now, take a pace forward. Breath deeply. This is “outside”, which also happens to contain the “Real World”. Enjoy.

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    Guido Fawkes says:

    A “Newspaper” for retards claims that an anonymous, ex-has been, wanna-be something has done something slightly naughty?
    Count me in. Is our correspondent on the job?

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    Gold Watch says:

    Tax Gold ? Fuck Off.

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    Gordon Towney says:

    which stupid twat in the lib dems had the idea about taxing assets?

    stupid stupid fuckers are detroying ANY reason to go to work

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    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:


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    Ex-cabinet Minister says:

    Sixty-four billion plebs think I’m in the right.

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    My Other Van's not a Hyphen says:


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    EU Watch says:

    @CRMM: Good luck with your oil press, hope the harvest is good.

    And: Awesome time to remind everyone about another EU scam which came to light last year involving olive oil:


    Make sure you read, understand and weep.

    Sunflower oil with chlorophyll added is not only ripping you off, but if you are trying to cook with it will wreck the flavor of whatever you are trying to cook.

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    In the final analysis says:

    That Vaz is a corrupt c unt is beyond dispute!

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Creating a Client State doesn’t come cheap, you know….

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    Ooh he's gorgeous says:

    Shall we try ex-government minister as it was so long ago. Or are you trying to score cheap political points. Tick tick tick, yes yes yes.

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    Kevin says:

    Well I managed to sit through exactly 5 seconds of that. What are other people’s records?

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    Gold Watch says:

    The one who is very likely to be soon found hanged under Blackfriars bridge.

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    Blackburn Cathedral, Retail and Restaurants Association says:

    Troll. Totally forgets to mention all that debt making up most of those “net receipts” which we all pay back with low interest. Just remember think this is austere, after another big spend, you won’t have seen anything yet.

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    Hon Lady Cordelia Fortescue-Smythe in Chipping Norton says:

    It depends what you mean by keep promises, I think Clegg is quite sweet really, in an adorable sort of coltish way.

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    UK Watch says:

    Very good call.

    Guido: Perhaps you should take Peter H!tchens out with the Guy team and other responsible sections of the press to celebrate with a nice bottle of Champers.

    Nothing OTT. Would make for some awesome photos.

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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Everything about this visual-audio, web-log posting is rather hilarious apart, that is, from the actual soundtrack itself, which is well-sparse, dear.

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    Leroy says:

    Who’s the white Honky?

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    Little John's wife says:

    Sally Bercow has retired from Twitter….again.

    Her mantelpiece must be in danger of collapse from all the carriage clocks.


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    johnwardmedway says:

    Dai Verse was a Welsh poet, as I recall…

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    Deaf Sid says:

    Grease is the word when describing Vaz

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

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    Ed Ed Ed says:

    Of course every rich dude and his dog will now rent a mansion off his company and of course the company will book the mansion tax as a loss and pay less corporation tax. Failing that the mansion will become a one guest hotel business.

    But given all the cunning plans that Ed has to tax the rich man’s assets and give to the workshy I can see them running out of dosh sooner rather than later. It’s like that comedy prog where the opposition dreams up schemes to attract voters and to finance those schemes they will tax the rich even more and this is popular because everyone thinks they are poor. Poor until Ed rebands all the council tax homes and suddenly everyone is paying more council tax.

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    Little Johnny B13COW says:

    Clocks ??

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    Harold Laski taught Ralph Miliband who was very enthused by the latter especially for his tolerance and sense of fun. Since he was making a comparison with Milton we can be almost certain he was referring to PBS although the full text of his Essay of Freedom of Expression seems to be illusive, even on Google Books.

    It was simply the coincidence that struck me when you posted that link which consequently lead to my question.

    The Richard Price influence was very important and what an interesting fellow he was. Editing Bayes’ work containing the famous Theorum. A Unitarian minister, before the passing of the Doctrine of the Trinity Act 1813, he held a half-way house view which approximated to Arianism. This against the background of the first Catholic Relief Act of 1778 and the second one in 1829 with the Gordon Riots in between. Heraclitian Flux. The joke was that Unitarians were said to believe in one God, at most.

    How Farmer George was regarded was dependent on your starting point. Clearly the Americans weren’t impressed, but neither were the American Indians impressed with the settlers. George tried divide and conquer but failed. On the other hand, he was a good friend to science before he went off his trolley.

    But I have set out some of these issues of the times which are unimaginable to us now. I see a repeat of this phenomenon now with people having little idea went on in our struggle with the Third Reich. (Interesting incidentally that our head of state served in the armed services during WW2, the only one now left in the world who had that experience.)

    For me, the key here is the rise of science which has been evident in the examples above. Wollstonecraft approved of educational progress. However, she did not see science as an end in itself but rather a means to an end. Another interesting point of tension as if there weren’t enough already.

    To return to the start, it was her rejection of things visceral as being inimical to thought, whilst she had two children by different men (she died as a result of the second birth), which still puzzles me deeply.

    Riddles of death Thebes never knew.

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    handycock says:

    Shagging on foreign trips as well. Boaz.

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    EU Watch says:

    I would further pass this over to you as well, by P B Shelley:

    Ode to Liberty


    And of course the slightly ironic Prometheus Unbound: Ironic as I read that as being an allegory of his own life. Considering his professed atheism had him sent down from Oxford, his preoccupation with breaking free from the binds imposed by a double crossed God (Zeus) make one question if he was truly atheist.

    Both he and his wife Mary were persecuted, but mainly he. Am fairly certain Laski was referring to he rather than her in his poorly constructed quote from the Essay in Freedom of Expression, which Orwell was referencing.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin most certainly did go long whilst playing the stock market of the spirit, to correct the above.

    Her mother was much the same in many ways.

    May Wollstonecraft’s writings, like Godwin’s were born more of theory rather than practice. The difference in Wollstonecraft’s case though is that she was strongly reacting to events which deprived her of her childhood. Unlike those who take her words as absolutes now, she was not deprived of her heart, as neither Godwin was of his sense of responsibility towards his daughter.

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    Sick of lying cheating politicians says:

    He had big dibs in G4s too didn’t he? No wonder we are getting all the worst companies thrust uon us – these shonky gits all hve shares or directorships in them.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    So Keith the shyster Vaz has nothing to hide and nothing to fear!? He didn’t use all that knowledge gained back in his days as a lowly local councillor lawyer and the inside information about paeedos in the higher ranks to bolster and bring on his career as a pygmie politician? No; as a respected councillor he reported every ‘criminal offence to the plod’ as was his duty as a shyster …

    It is the legals as far back as the Commie ones throughout the commie reign and their ‘mates who managed to get made up’ to be wigs; who have been having a right old good laugh – what with their twisted rhetoric / turning the truth upside down and inside out – to protect themselves and those who “they protect” because they have the blackmailing evidence on the not so coy idiot politicos.

    Keith has used all the dirt he has come upon to better his own self interest

    It’s what effing lawyers do. Of course he understands the phrase “what is in the public interest” – but that’s not what fork tongued shysters like our Keith are about. They are about gross professional misconduct being covered up by their own for their owns financial gain.

    The following link was put up a few days ago – it speaks volumes about him – the Key is WHAT HE DID NOT DO?


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    EU Watch says:

    @CRMM 12:26 : Sorry for breaking thread. Last was not reply to your last.

    Agree with your timeline and points.

    It was a coincidence, of sorts, but the connection made was for existential reasons.

    The events which were going at the time of George III, which Mary W, Godwin, Mary W-G / Shelley, Byron etc. were tied up in were connected directly to the revolution in France, the War of Independence in the American colonies and the massive shift in European culture from the Classical to Romantic. For me, Beethoven heralded the full shift with Eroica in 1804.

    Romanticism provided the cultural and philosophical crucible in which would eventually suicide following massive perversion in Germany under the NSDAP. The approximation to Arianism would be very much the reverse of your implication.

    Ariosophy was born of many ideas taken from many parts of Europe by Liebenfels (1890-1930) and Austrian (Thule) cults, in particular Ordo Novi Templi. They stole many influences from the earlier periods as the NSDAP stole Wagner. One should not be surprised at that. The timing is important here so as no one gets the wrong idea about Price.

    Just want to clarify that link you made.

    Laski claimed to be Marxist, but Orwell summed him up quite well:

    ‘A socialist by allegiance, and a liberal by temperament’

    Laski did put the LSE firmly on the political map in !ndia though, and one can see echos of him in Vaz today, as well as the M!liband prodigny. (Phew, got this thread back onto topic ;-) )

    Mary W lost her heart to Imlay, and world events literally got in the way. Imlay rejected her (which confuses me), and after some turmoil she met Godwin. Having the children was not unusual, as neither was the circumstance of her untimely death.

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    Tax Watch says:

    From the CATO institute, a summary of the Laffer Curve.


    Full course with summary:


    Here is Dr Art Laffer explaining things on FOX:

    (The warning message in the middle vanishes after a minute)

    If government is claiming to be able to increase tax revenue by increasing taxes to claim money from the wealthy, they are engaging in an ideological fantasy, not responsible fiscal policy.

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    Brian says:

    Isn’t that Joan Smith?

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    @ EU Watch

    Just want to ensure confusion is not created between Arianism and Aryanism. No need to explain the latter.

    Arianism and Socinianism were two different branches of the Unitarian movement the former being named after Arius of Alexandria 3rd/4th cy AD. It held that Jesus did not always exist but his earthly birth was his moment of creation. This was regarded as a heresy then and was sufficiently alarming to bring about the First Council of Nicaea, where The Nicene Creed was written as a direct refutation of it.

    It resurfaced at points until it took hold in the Reformation and appeared variously as Latitudinarianism and, more significantly, the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Wollstonecraft’s death was caused by puerperal fever occasioned, according to some sources, as the rupture of the placenta of her second daughter, Mary, whom you mentioned above.

    Gilbert Imlay was a rather unpleasant type who clearly felt no love for her, or their daughter whom he callously abandoned after Wollstonecraft died.

    Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. The very reverse may be said of love. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman p79.

    It was this rejection of love and sex which I find curious as compared to the way she conducted her life. It may be that her idealised view of Imlay led her into this as she had already published the book by the time she met him. Previously she had tried to set up a platonic ménage-à trois with Henry Fuseli which idea was predictably rejected outright by his wife.

    Is it surprising, to my mind at least, that I draw some similarity between Wollstonecraft and the current Hampstead lefties? There is an air of unreality to them. Things are not thought through. People say one thing but do another. I realising in saying this that I will bring down the whole of the women’s right movement upon my head for daring to question their earliest hero. If someone can explain this apparent personality disjunct, I will be happy to recant. So far, no one has.

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    In quick and unsatisfactory response to your earlier point.

    The poetry is sublime. I love Ozymandias too.

    Why does it seem to be the case that in order to produce such eternal works, it is necessary to be almost completely unhinged? :-)

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    Parliament History says:

    Many will be familiar with the phrase on this blogs tagline:

    ‘Mother of Parliaments’.

    Where did this originate ? John Bright coined the term in a speech delivered in Birmingham on the 18th Jan 1865 where he stated ‘England is the Mother of Parliaments’ with respect to supporting an extension of the franchise. (Not in reference to the UK Parliament as he is often misquoted)

    In the current context this is of relevance as Bright also coined another well used phrase: ‘Flog a dead horse’

    That he used in reference to the Reform B!ll in 1867 when Parliament was being somewhat apathetic about the issue of increasing democratic representation.

    John Bright was a member of the Liberal Party, as Chris Huhne was. The only commonality being party member, the party itself was somewhat radical in an ethical way back in the 19th century.

    For a connection with Vaz, given the influence which H Laski has clearly had on him, and for closure, the following Foreign Affairs article is pertinent:


    The subject matter Vaz and Miliband should really pay attention to, as Ed’s father was tutored by Laski among others at the LSE.

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    katya says:

    When are you coming over to St Petersburg again Handy? Vladimir has got the girls lined up for you and a load of propositions he wants you to feed in to the Council for Europe.

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    q says:

    don’t suppose anyone on here wants to talk about the criminal deaths perpetrated by this government in the health service and with the disabled – written about by a tory, in a tory paper ….. ????


    scandal, what scandal hey tory boys??????

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    EU Watch says:

    Sorry for confusing arianism with aryanism: Error of speed reading and a perversion of a different Godwin’s law. It is good that both clarifications are on this thread though.

    I know Imlay was bad, but I really cannot comprehend his point of view. Not with a woman like Wollstonecraft throwing herself at him and having a daughter with her. I do not judge, just cannot get my head round it. That I am happy about.

    Agree with you that all of this seems to be ‘do as I say not as I do’. That is not a bad thing though and the women’s rights movement should not be down on you for what you say.

    Life circumstances change the reality in which we live, sometimes such that the person is forced or decides to live counter to what they have preached. This happens to practically everyone without exception.

    If Mary W had not died in childbirth she perhaps would have clarified her earlier works.

    Agree with your parallel regarding the Hampstead lefties.

    The unreality could be a result of ideology obscuring the person.

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    NHS Watch says:

    Sir David Nicholson is an ex-Communist party member who should be sent to the Hague with Burnham and Hew!tt. Nicholson in particular appears to be a dangerous sociopath, so needs to be handled carefully.

    Any other communist / sociopathic elements within the civil service and NHS management must also be purged.

    All mainstream parties have a problem here as it is the civil service which is largely to blame as well as hospital management itself. Certain front line staff are also at fault. All involved are guilty of what amount to bona fide Crimes Against Humanity as per ICC Rome Statute, Article 7(1):


    Everyone is quiet at the moment for two reasons:

    i) There are investigations going on and huge legal liabilities here. These are both criminal and civil. Anyone says anything which could admit further liability will be very bad for NHS / government. It is looking like the UKs first group action suit in about 160 odd years may be getting under way.

    ii) Government is applying the Henry Ford Principal to dealing with this:

    ‘Don’t complain, don’t explain’

    That is just the best advice PR can give when dealing with ~10 years worth of torture and mass murder.

    The Tories have been cleaning this up, but the scale of this crime is huge.

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    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Queen Street says:

    Keep it in your pants until we have fixed the Court case and got it out of the way, Handy. Jahbulon.

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    Cold Harbour Farm says:

    … and what Dave will do to our burden when he resigns…

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    Olive Farm (Madame) says:

    Is CRMM Tuscan Tony in disguise?????

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    Olive Farm (Madame) says:

    …with a bucket of deep fried chips?

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    albacore says:

    The electorate is dozy, dim and docile
    Owt at all the state tells it, it takes with a smile
    Or, sometimes, a frown, if that’s how the state plays it
    What the LibLabCons want, there’s sod all delays it
    (And the tripartite dictatorship’s just a front
    These days for the communist E U con-trick stunt)
    So don’t expect quibbles about state mass killing
    As some old writer observed: Barkis is willing

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    Olive Farm (Madame) says:

    .. call to prayer from the mosque next door?

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    Those were the days, my friend says:

    The whole of southern Africa likewise. Banda, Kaunda, Mugabe, Mandela, Nujoma and the SWAPO thugs – all left wing loonies who squandered the riches of the whole region. No wonder the whites fought so hard to keep them at bay. Zimbabwe used to be a fabulous well run and prosperous country, but just look at it after all these years of Mugabe’s idiocies, especially the land reform lunacy. Kaunda looted the cash from the copper mines. South Africa too was well run and orderly and many blacks were much better off in those days before independence that they are now. In the last 1980s it was possible to walk around Jo’burg at midnight in complete safety; but now only a fool would venture out there at night. Cape Town is still just about OK, but unless Zuma and the ANC get their act together pdq there will be trouble ahead.

    The only bright hope was and remains Botswana who have used the proceeds from their mines wisely.

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    Those were the days, my friend says:

    * late 1980s

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Mark Carney is a GS employee. Is his brief to “persuade” the UK to join the euro? I doubt much good (for us) will come from his tenure at the BoE. We have plenty of competent bankers from whose ranks George could have chosen Merv’s successor – so exactly why did he opt for a foreigner with dubious connections to his past?

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Don’t be cruel to water snails!

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Quite so. It is common knowledge that the older immigrants dislike the newcomers because they are taking all the jobs from the older ones. Vive la revolution!

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Only a few on Select Committees…

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Nothing to do with excessive tax and the smoking ban then?

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Look’s like a greengrocer live’s in that hou’se!

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Yes, these poles are very clumsy and should be sent home at once.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    But the good news is that Shirley Williams’ education reforms have failed! Had they succeeded nobody under the age of 62 would be able to differentiate one end of a pencil from the other.

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    Lynn Gwist says:

    Did you know that in the Indonesian language “space debris” is known as “star shit” Honest!

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    Matilda says:

    … it (probably) wasn’t a guess!

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    Lynn Gwist says:

    In Arabic, the ending ‘een’ indicates ‘more than one’ ie plural – eg muhajideen (=jihadis).

    Now you know you can add that gem to your pile of trivia.

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    Lynn Gwist says:

    No sir. If it emanates from govt sources “imaginative” might be more appropriate.

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    @OF(M) No. I can dispel that immediately. We live on the opposite sides of the water. But I have met him and his family and they are all charming people.

    In addition he has been posting his well crafted gems on this blog from when it started whereas I am a newby, being merely in my fifth year.

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    Last time I was in Jo’burg was a decade ago. A Belgian visitor was killed outside my hotel front door for a minor theft motive. I have many friends who either live or have family there. From what they tell me, Cape Town has now taken over as the murder capital.

    Certainly my observations were then that the infrastructure had been deteriorating for some time. The sort of remedial work which costs relatively little had not been done. The cost of repair, if it is ever considered, will turn out to be prohibitive.

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    Lynn Gwist says:

    * mujahideen (sorry, this keyboard does not speak Arabic)

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    vi. Break any part of your dogma sooner than do anything barbarous. :-)

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    anon. says:

    Apart from death to Thatcher,which doesn’t count or something?

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    albacore says:

    Look on the bright side – if Ed keeps shtum
    About this gob-on-wheels Labour bum
    He can’t bitch about malevolence
    Voiced from the other side of the fence
    Just to test that out, dear little Ed
    Wouldn’t you be greatly improved, dead?

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    dogs breath says:

    fot…meet 12 bore


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    dogs breath says:

    fot as in foot … he’s still a twat

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    Edwina Horsebeef says:

    I had chicken curry last night, am I safe?

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    Keef Vagicide says:

    Yeah, karma man, your caps lock is stuck.

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    clearly the work of a 4th dimensional being.

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    Anonymous says:

    oh yu are oreful..
    but the shit of the cow is used for thatched roof and also when when dried in the burning stove in the open.
    it is choice.
    no.ing……o….live. god bles.

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    Owin Jones says:

    I don’t know why people are worried about horse DNA in Burger King’s burgers.

    I’d be far more concerned by the human DNA in the mayonnaise.

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    Owin Jones says:

    Thought for the day.

    It’s an indictment on our politics that the only reason for voting is to try and keep out one lot of fuckwits, only to let another lot in.

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    WoRaft ChiHUAHua says:

    If he gets mistaken for a lasagne ingredient he only has himself to blame.

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    T'Old Fella says:

    Geedo, I know it is off topic but have you seen Andrew Rawnesley’s piece in the Guardian regarding the the Two Teddy Boys and their proposed 10p starting tax rate http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/17/ed-miliband-10p-tax-mansion-tax

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    yer tippycul produkked ov Soashulissed Ed UKzhun says:

    Fort ude phildit infamy orlreddy

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    T'Old Fella says:

    By gum lad tha learning lad hast penny just dropped

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    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    Why did you go and let the cat out of the bag, Owin?

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    T'Old Fella says:

    Sally doesn’t realise she is becoming a bore, in any case with young children running around I would have thought she would not have the time to be a twit Twittering

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    The Right Reverend Abu Qatada says:

    Jihad seekers allowance hahaha http://bit.ly/XGsKcv

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    Aunt Mat says:

    I have noticed that you do not like any politician who has a brown skin.

    You also object to antisemitism.

    How do you reconcile this behaviour?

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    Jones is an ancient Cymru name
    As most of you’ll be knowin’
    But take Taffy’s thoughts too close to heart
    And we’ll all wind up an Owen.

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    BZ to IDS says:

    IDS and then sinead-oconnor. have just ripped Eddie Mair’s arse off. Jug Ears will be pleased.

    On a serious note. IDS was brilliant. He seems to have come to the sam,e opinion that I have long held that European benefit law is nothing but a political movement to bring about a federal Europe. And he’s having no truck with it.

    Also he pointed out what no one on Question Time did, that there is nothing wrong in gaining work experience at poundland and people who start there are not to be sneered at. Yet again a viewpoint I have long held that it is good for youngsters to gain experience of dealing with the public and work ethic.

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    Tim Yeo is a useless sack of shit says:

    Work-experience at Poundland’s fine, the problem is working at Poundland for £0.

    Poundland’s profits in 2010/2011 were £21.5million, up 81.5% on the previous year. Their profits this year will no doubt be higher, especially if Camoron’s one-term government is sending them a steady supply of slaves.

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    Andy "Maybelline" Burnham says:

    I need to rush to the toilet!

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    Expat Geordie says:

    He was born in Aden, which at the time was British (before we handed it over to some ungrateful locals in 1967).

    But with a name like Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, I do wonder how he can claim to represent all British Asians.

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    Snobery of the Political and Uni Classes says:

    Exceptr. It costs firms to take people on for work experience. They are not doing it for profit but to try and give youngsters a strt in life.

    Do you know what a slavery is? Obviously not but it ain’t a voluntary scheme of paying them jobseekers allowance and at the same time free job training that’s for sure.

    The panel on QT were really sneering about poundland staff as if they are the lowest of the low. I would wager not one of them has actually shopped there. My experience of their staff is that they are extremely competent and have to take on many roles from dealing with the public, cash, stock and presentation, skills probably much more important than looking at rocks in a museum.

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    You are plainly 100% wrong.

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    Lord Kinnoch says:


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    Black cab driver says:


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    Nick Clegg says:

    Who pinched Gordon’s crayon?

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    Anonymous says:

    I will keep to “Imaginary” after a long time dealing with these MPs. They live in an imaginary world. Everything they say, and every excuse is created for their own gain, nothing is real.

    You know who you are?

  248. 248
    Ed Milibandwagon says:

    Why do these things come in threes ?
    By the time I’ve got the wrapper off it’s always too late anyway.

  249. 249
    HMV says:

    You make profit sound like a bad thing. Would you be happier if they went under?

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    Anonymous says:

    Which Guy are we talking about?

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    Anonymous says:

    Yes! If they are such a badly-run firm that they cannot make a profits – without using forced labour – then they should go under.

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    Anonymous says:

    Despite not having to pay a wage, it costs firms to take people on ‘work experience’? And, far from making any profit out from forced-labour, Poundland are really giving youngsters a start in life – what a kind and caring firm?

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    Casual Observer says:

    There is a difference between a youngster doing some work experience and forced labor.

    Free work experience is what kids do at school when they go out for two weeks, or at least that is what it was when I was younger. If any good and motivated they may get Saturday job, and paid for that.

    This was a graduate with substantial debt from a degree course, not a youngster.

    The experience being offered, even though tax payer subsidized, is of zero value and is quite damaging for the CV if applying for proper jobs.

    The company in question were likely receiving incentives from the government for taking these unemployed guys on.

    That kind of state intervention in the job market not only perverts many safe principals of capitalism, but also prevents others who perhaps have not had to turn to benefits from being able to apply for and win that position.

    You cannot compete against a GBP 0 wage, and it is amoral for the state to subsidize that.

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    Anonymous says:

    P.S: Probably “much more important than looking at rocks in a museum”. And you say the panel were “sneering”?

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    UK Watch says:

    And the old rivalries / bad blood from the old country, combined with the great cultural divide which now exists will also help to only fan those flames the more.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well done – Tory S(c)um.

  257. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Please say that was a ‘Joke’?

  258. 258
    Anonymous says:

    What about: ‘Try not to think – let alone submit anything original’? But, whatever way you cut it, when has this site ever welcomed new ideas?

  259. 259
    T'Old Fella says:

    As 1/4 Indian (sub continent type) he can hardly do that, can he?

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    geekparent says:

    Ok I could only take 38 seconds. Answer to this post if you lasted longer. And be credible.

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    Keef Vag says:

    Only if you didn’t eat it.

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    oddly helpful says:

    The story goes that his own house is worth 1.9M and his brother’s some 2.3M. He wants to start the tax at 2.0M.

  264. 264
    Head of Iceland's quality control says:

    Or a very small Welsh pit pony

  265. 265
    Vazeline® The Slipperiest Substance On The Planet says:

    …and the last word is

    I am and always will be the ultimate grease,

    Vazeline® Nothing and I mean nothing comes close

  266. 266
    keredybretsa says:


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