February 17th, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

The_Sun_17_2_2013There are 27 political stories in The Sun today. In Guido’s column you can find out:

  • About Cameron’s secret no photo-op visit.
  • Why the computer says ‘NO’ to CCHQ.
  • Why Prezza won’t be campaigning for the Labour candidate in Eastleigh.
  • Why online campaigner Claire Perry MP isn’t so anti-porn.
  • How a cancer charity cheered up parliamentary researchers.
  • Why Eddie Izzard’s frocks are not enough for power dressing.
  • If Downing Street is under-powered, we have figured out why…

The column isn’t online, so get down the newsagents and read it today for only 50p, or the follow-ups elsewhere next week…


  1. 1
    Owin Jones says:

    Anyone who has ‘Tory’ in their “Order Order” Monniker, along with their name as a prefix/suffix – Judgement Day was invented just for you.


    • 3

      Oh bugger!

      No, no Owen, don’t get the wrong idea…


    • 7
      Knocking with Ed says:


      • 9
        Brock says:

        Bader Close. Is that where Chris Huhne Badgered Vicky?


        • 18
          Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

          Where’s the chap with the MAGGIE MAGGIE MAGGIE DIE DIE DIE t shirt?


          • Socialists = Sociopaths says:

            We’re just nice, fluffy socialists, you know.


          • Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

            Seeems rather unnecessary given the total lack of any chance for Labour (and the Tories now). Best news of the Eastleigh election is from alb1on on the Grauniad site who reports that the Tory candidate is now known to one and all as ‘Domestos’, because she is blue and incredibly thick.


          • Anonymous says:

            So where can I buy one?


      • 40
        • 63
          Anonymous says:

          Haha, I bet that’s what you say when you roll up at your local mental institution wearing your shellsuit and smoking a cigar.


          • V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

            John O’Farrell truly represents Labour, he’s just about the most disgusting fool imaginable. I hope all he wishes Maggie bounces back on him, Karma!


          • CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

            Sounds like Tat is projecting again.


        • 66
          Anonymous says:

          the vibrational energy of the word mong is the reverse tick……the inverted nike logo…but when yu play around with the sound….would yu believe it you get the beautiful petal shape….so try the different combinations of sound…mouth or nasal vary the depth….volume can vary. all shapes have a nudging quality some little…..some a lot.
          all words which have smeared….have pawar.
          now change the word by adding ri and you get pariwar.
          the strong energy we can get from our blood relations.
          this is is at heart
          the base of all our strength.
          hence divide n rule is the motto of the night.


        • 122
          local vet says:

          small brush .. toothpaste and a dustbin lid down my trousers


      • 75
        History says:

        Channeling Meinhof ?


      • 425
        NE Frontiersman says:

        Here Ed, look at these You Tube clips of Labour gathering support from the hate-preaching community. Proud of your brother?

        1)’Eid Milad Un Nabi SAW Walthamstow 2013 Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani Al Hassani Wal Hussaini’

        2)’Full speech of Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani on Eid Milad Un Nabi 2011′

        3)’Part1 David Miliband MP speech in Eid Milad Un Nabi celebration Waltham Forest’

        ‘Vote Labour, vote Jihad,’ should tie things up in Eastleigh.


        • 429
          Abdul Handycock says:

          Vote LibDem vote Jihad certainly works in Portsmouth. Boaz.


          • Drone Strikes Over Bradford by 2025 says:

            Everyday our elite proves that is no longer able to lead. They can not even anticipate events that they put in motion. Soon there will only be the state of England for them to fight in. Once Scotland goes Wales will want to go as well within a decade, Northern Ireland’s Unionist community will soon find that they are sold down the river for the sake of a united Ireland by the middle of this century if not sooner. So we’ll be back to England by 2030-50 maybe much sooner. Time for a new elite that is not about the superficial wealth of your credit card limit, not about your ability to project power around the world, not about embracing every crack pot scheme that makes you look good at an EU summit meeting. But an elite that wants stable and enforced borders, wealth from hard work that you keep, communities that are stable and protected, a population of citizens not economic migrants. Work for English citizens and fair tax and rewards from top to bottom of English society.


    • 23
      Anonymous says:

      Heil Rupert!


    • 90
      Owin Joans says:

      Vote UKIP


      • 204
        Anonymous says:

        = get Labour


      • 242
        Gideion Osborne says:

        Well said vote UKIP


      • 282
        Anonymous says:

        If you want a One Policy Party.


      • 413
        Con Artists says:

        Vote UKIP, get UKIP


        • 442
          Anonymous says:

          No you won’t. You’ll get labour.


          • Con Artists says:

            There is but a wafer of difference between each of LibLabCon.

            they are all social democrat parties now, and have 99% the same policies.

            Furthermore, 75% of this countries problems are due to the EU and all of the above want more and more and more and more EU…

            There is only 1 party offering to take us out of the EU and save this country, and that’s UKIP.

            A vote for any of LibLabCon is a wasted vote and a vote for more EU and more immigration and as we hear today, same day visas and unlimited students from India….


          • Archie says:

            What’s the difference? Labour, Tory, LibDem? All the same. I’ll vote for a party that represents my views, not a collection of fools who my parents voted for without fail and who ruined the country! So fuck off.


    • 163
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      Thankyou for confirming that leftism is a religious movement, based on ignoring that the facts of live are conservative (Mrs Thatcher PBUH)..


    • 227
      Arnold J Rimmer says:

      John O’Farell is an Irish turd who celebrated the Brighton bombing. He should be executed for treason


  2. 2
  3. 4
    Old England says:

    Anjam,grow up,theres’a good boy…help our green and pleasant land,and stop
    making a fool of yourself!!!!


  4. 5
    Oy Vey Maria says:

    YouGov:Lab 42%,Con 31%,LD 11%,Ukip 10%.Implied Labour majority 116. And Labour doesn’t even have any policies yet.


  5. 6
    Roscoe Rules says:

    I’ve just moved into a new place and the previous tenant left plenty of hidden gems.
    Mostly round the back off the loo.
    Thanks a lot you dirty fecker.


  6. 11
    A reporter from the Daily Planet says:

    On 16 January the Cameron Government promised a swift answer to this simple question : who put 29% horse meat into a Tesco 100% beef burger ?

    A month on the Government has found no answer whatsoever .

    People say Patterson should go but Cameron says no because he is so weak he cannot find a replacement and has already started plotting against the food industry.

    Remember you heard it here first from the Daily Planet.

    Remember you heard it first here on the Daily Planet


    • 14
      Lord Prescott unused rusty sherrifs badge says:

      129% meat of any description sounds fookin good value to me


    • 29
      Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

      I enjoyed my meat feast pizza as usual on Friday. Fortunately I only thought of horsemeat as I took the last bite.


    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      Food Standards are an EU responsibility. Directive 178/2002


    • 108
      T'Old Fella says:

      Did Dave passed GCSE grade 3 in maths?


    • 254
      EU Watch says:

      EU regulations also make it illegal for the UK to ban import of products from other EU states.

      Consumers: Time to stop buying.


      • 308
        Swollen Glands says:

        Time to take lessons from France, at the EU top table and paragon of virtue in obeying all EU rules, remember our lamb, remember our beef.


      • 379
        Anonymous says:

        Get out clauses:

        9. Where there are no specific Community provisions, food shall be deemed to be safe when it conforms to the specific provisions of national food law of the Member State in whose territory the food is marketed, such provisions being drawn up and applied without prejudice to the Treaty, in particular Articles 28 and 30 thereof.

        1. Where a Member State officially informs the Commission of the need to take emergency measures, and where the Commission has not acted in accordance with Article 53, the Member State may adopt interim protective measures. In this event, it shall immediately inform the other Member States and the Commission.


      • 459
        Anonymous says:

        What Regs might they be?


  7. 15
    It seems some people have very short memories says:

    Labour gave hundreds of billions of our tax money to the banks.


  8. 16
    8illyKebab says:

    8ugger ! Have newsagents started charging a 50p entrance fee now ?
    I only want to look at the pictures.


  9. 17
    Balls Grabbed by the Balls says:


  10. 19
    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Ah, The Sun. I remember it being on sale in Liverpool back in the 1980’s.


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  12. 26
    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    Libdems excelling themselves with the Mansion Tax to include rental properties, holiday homes and your wife’s jewellry. Tax inpsectors to be given power of entry into your home to confirm your assets. That will make a good headline,”Tax inspector goes through wife’s underwear draw looking for jewellry”.

    Think back to 1972 when Harold Wilson introduced stamp duty on properties worth £40 k or more, he said at the time it was a tax only for the very wealthy and look where it applies now.

    All you smug people out there who think the mansion tax is only for people who have assets worth £2m just think what will happen when they include your pension pot in the calculations and 10 years from now with a couple of bouts of inflation it will include a great section of the middle class.

    This idea has been put togther by Alexander and Laws – a property flipper and £40k expenses cheat.


  13. 31
    Busted Nokia says:

    has anyone seen that the lib dems are proposing forced entry to check your homes for valuables
    which they can tax?


    • 81

      They have always been specialists on forced entry. You have to stand guard over your back passage.


    • 82
      Fog says:

      The libdems are the craziest bunch of fuckwits, ever. The Gestapo party. They want to rule every aspect of everyone’s lives and tax you (annually) on your earrings. They’ll poke their noses into our insurance policies to see what we’re insuring.


      • 145
        Casual Observer says:

        They have always been radical.

        However, right now they appear to be a party on the way out.

        Why go quietly ?

        In any case they may just be dramatically front running some of the crazier policy ideas which are floating around Westminster at present.


      • 174
        Ed Milibandwagon says:

        Don’t give them ideas, for heaven’s sake.
        Give then to me instead – my need is greater.


      • 462
        Greed Is Good - For Us! says:

        It is alright for some to make money – NOT paying the unemployed – just don’t question them about THEIR wealth?


    • 177
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      To take a nice simple Land Value tax (allowing 90% of the tax office to do more useful things with their p45s) and fuck it up so amazingly takes a special type of stupid, Lib Dem stupid..


    • 352
      Liberty not "Liberal" says:

      Their next wheeze will be a uniformed cadre of bootboys measuring the volume of air your home contains and then taxing the oxygen.


  14. 32
    Peter Hitchens says:

    Who the fuck gave you a column in the Sun? C-U-N-T-S. How come some illterate arse like you can have a lucrative column while a highly-literate, erudite conservative like me is stuck with a blog on Mail Online? What a load of wank!


  15. 33
    Red red the colour of blood says:

    Murnahan had Burnham on interviewing him about everything but Stafford so we now know who’s side Sky is on and it’s not the publics


    • 91
      NHS safe in Labours hands says:

      Has Burnham responded to the Stafford report as he said he would last week
      Why the feck don’t the Tories go to town on the twat
      If thy don’t they are done for


    • 114
      Curly says:

      That little fact has been blatantly obvious for quite some while. David Millipede had a whole 10 minutes to himself a few days ago, spouting bollocks on who knows what. One of the daytime presenters is vaguely pro-Cameron, but he is so vague I can’t even recall his name.


  16. 34
    Donald Trump, Lord Golfcart of Aberdeen says:

    Peter, Peter, Peter…calm it. Look, you commie-pinko Brits are always envious of others’ SUCCESS.

    Peter, in order to become SUCCESSFUL like myself and Guido you need to develop a more commercial attitude.

    It’s that which will make you SUCCESSFUL like me and stop you being a pinko-commie whinging Brit.


  17. 38
    John Prescott says:

    Dear Guido,

    I must take exceptication to your insinuatiation that I will not be attending Eastliegh. I have just spoken with Ed (the Special Needs one, not Balls) about my future camping role and he assurances me that I have a key role at Eastleigh as part of fronting the Age of Chancers initiative. As Ed will explain next week, in the Age of Chancers there will be equal opportunities and public-private partnership investment to achieve efficient outcomes for regeneration and growth but in the end the people will decide and that’s why I am pushing the Age of Chancers as the wave of the future in conjunction with Ed (the Balls one, not Special Needs Ed) as part of the camping and this will be central to Eastleigh. So up yours you suthern jessies!


    • 73
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Here comes Fatty with a sack o’ shit– and it ain’t even Christmas!
      Oh, go and tuck into about 67 Findus Lasagnes (made from only the finest viande de cheval) like you usually do, and let’s hear no more from you, Tubby!


    • 258
      nigel farage says:

      Who shot the sherrif


  18. 41
    Owin Jones says:

    It is hugely embarrassing for David Cameron that he has had to have the difference between borrowing and debt explained to him.


    • 47
      Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

      David Cameron is hugely embarrassing. Full stop.


    • 49
      Owin Jokes says:

      Said the Einstein of economics……


    • 92
      Owen Jones talks shit says:

      Owin Jones says:
      February 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm
      It is hugely embarrassing for David Cameron that he has had to have the difference between borrowing and debt explained to him.

      That was Balls you twat not Cameron


      • 153
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        Though I’m sure a refresher course for Cameltoe could do no harm, either.
        Dave, as a PR man from way back, should be figuring this out for himself.
        (My invoice to follow, Prime Sinister.)


      • 160
        Propaganda Watch says:

        Am convinced myself that OJ Simpleton is being paid by someone to deliberately discredit all the basic principals of good propaganda so as they can be renewed.

        He’s a bit too obvious, like a Michael John Bettaney.


  19. 43
    And another one bites the dust says:

    Beatles early collaborator Tony Sheridan dies at 72 http://www.lfpress.com/2013/02/17/beatles-collaborator-tony-sheridan-dies?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co


  20. 46
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    “My love for Ashley by topless bisexual nympho” says the front cover.

    What a load of Murdoch shit and a complete waste of trees.


    • 159
      Jayne says:

      The sun, written by tits, about tits, for tits – not even fit for loo roll! :) Reading for the brain dead and people who like rags full of lies.


  21. 48
    Hmmm says:

    Do you think O’Farrell’s IRA support has anything to do with him coming from Republic of Ireland stock?


  22. 50
    P l e b says:

    Surely no one with more than one braincell buys the Sun?


  23. 52
    ████ ' changed my tune' Hoon says:

    There’s lies, damned lies and LibDem barefaced lies…..


    • 139
      Concreting over the countryside is good for Britain, the environment and my pocket says:

      Where else are the Poles going to build the new homes for the Pakistanis, Nigerians, Somalis and Romanians?

      Be reasonable.


    • 179
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      So he’s not a NIMBY…

      No wonder Dave’s con party is imploding.


  24. 53
    Tom Pride says:

    “The Prime Minister, David Cameron, is seeking to urgently end the outbreak of Foot-in-Mouth disease which has broken out in his party during the Eastleigh by-election after the Tory candidate there – Maria Hutchings – said all state education was too crap for her son.

    Although the Tory candidate is thought to be the worst affected member in the party at the moment, there have been many other outbreaks of Foot-in-Mouth disease which is estimated by experts to have cost the Conservative Party as many as 50 seats at the last general election.

    The latest case of Foot-in-Mouth – which experts say Ms Hutchings is particularly prone to – broke out at the weekend amid frantic attempts by the Tory Party to quarantine the sick cow and halt the disease spreading to other parts of the party.”


    • 152
      Tom Thumb says:

      Labour leader Ed Miliband is trying to avoid going into an NHS hospital after it was identified that Labour had failed to be sickened by the poisoned pen of John O’Farrell.

      O’Farrell’s frustrated masturbatory fantasy about the failure of the !RA to successfully slaughter then Prime Minister Thatcher as she innocently attended her toilet in a Brighton bathroom during the 80s is once again bringing the sociopathic truth of the Labour movement to the fore.

      When asked about this, senior Labour figures failed to give a direct answer, but did attempt to spin that since the book was written so close to the event that the words have less real meaning.


  25. 56
    Tom Pride says:

    “Tory MP Jesse Norman – author of Cameron’s favourite book The Big Society – decided the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp was so funny he just had to tweet a Valentine’s joke about it.

    This is what Norman tweeted:

    “Roses are red. Violets are glorious. Never sneak up, On Oscar Pistorious.”

    Obviously Norman decided it was a little bit too bad taste even for him to make fun of the tragic death of a young woman – so he deleted the tweet soon after.

    Unluckily for him – it’s not so easy for politicians to cover up their tracks these days.”


    • 58
      Jed says:

      I do hope someone has passed on to the poor unfortunate girl’s family the concern and compassion being shown by the bunch of scum running this country


    • 59
      Phil Space says:

      What a dick! If anyone saw The Last Leg last night they will have seen 3 comedians treating this issue with a great deal of sensitivity. This tweet from an MP – someone who has been elected to run our country deserves to be sacked.


    • 74
      Jesse Norman MP says:

      Let’s not go jumping the gun here…


    • 97
      Andy Burnham says:

      Unluckily for him – it’s not so easy for politicians to cover up their tracks these days.”

      Don’t you believe it pal!


  26. 60
    Residing (very posh word) in 96.99% white Merseyside says: says:

    I bet you can’t guess what paper I don’t like.

    I can also talk about other things, and that.


  27. 61
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I would just like to thank you English for having during January 2013 slaughtered six horses and then exported their bute ridden carcasses to France where on your own admission they “may have entered the food chain “.

    Thank you so much England .


    • 69
      Hmmm says:

      Thank Ireland for sending it to the UK in the first place


      • 79
        The Beast of Oldland Common says:

        The FSA are absolutely hopeless .

        I think they should all be sacked and we start again employing competent people .


        • 95

          We had a banking industry which lasted for almost three centuries in forms we now recognise without any major tragedies. It was all thrown over in 13 years under the Brown/Balls Wrecking Mechanism (that sounded so good that I capitalised it.)

          There are few people in the industry now who remember that economies worked in cycles, or that this phenomenon was a natural correction mechanism. Everything which has been done has protected the wrong people and made the innocent pay for the sins of the guilty. Considering Barclays and Lloyds were both originally Quaker family led banks, that is a horrendous irony.

          The FSA never had a proper purpose or remit. They did not know what they were supposed to be doing. They were staffed by no marks from top to bottom. They have cost a packet and have learned nothing. The knackered horses which went into the Findus meals could have done better.

          So, Mr Beast, in conclusion, I agree with your sentiment but how are we going to find these competent people? They don’t exist.


          • Loopy Lou says:

            You could look to Canada .


          • America got the puritans, Australia the convicts, Canada got the Fabians says:

            Canada’s economy is held up by commodity exports, cheap imports from Ch!na and blatant government manipulation of the banking sector.


          • CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

            >They did not know what they were supposed to be doing.

            CRMM I beg to disagree. Gordon needed as much credit as possible, and they made it happen.


          • @Your Most Excellent Monikerness CHiaSH

            I do not think we are at odds here. If you agree they did not have a proper purpose or remit, then it logically follows that no one really knows what they were supposed to do. Of course a remit was actually set out. But as it was based upon a faulty premise, it could never be effective.

            Their regulatory attention was directed at bank customer level and not at high level supervision of the sort that the BoE had previously performed to an adequate standard (note: I did not say a perfect one!)

            If you have stayed with me so far, then let us appraise them on what they actually did attempt to regulate and, my God, what a surprise! They failed even on that level! Not in one area but in many.

            I cannot think of a better text book study case than this one as to why socialists should never be let anywhere near the levers of financial power. It keeps on giving, badly!


          • @Your Most Excellent Monikerness: America got the puritans, Australia the convicts, Canada got the Fabians.

            So they are doing one thing better than we are then… ;-)


          • Barings ex employee says:

            The problem is that the old boy’s network of good chaps has been destroyed. They used to see us right without making a public fuss if we made the odd mistake.


          • Anonymous says:

            So you would prefer Fred the Shed back in office I take it?

            Is your name Susan Bor?


    • 131
      handbagged says:

      just stick your nosebag on jane and do one


    • 431
      Jane does France says:

      It’s a pleasure Jane.

      The French eat anything & smell like a Nazarine’s jock-strap, so they wont notice anything out of the ordinary.

      Nasty garlic munching beggars.


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    anon. says:


  29. 85
    anon. says:


  30. 88
    BBC lying here says:

    I note the BBC have nothing on the Eastleigh Labour candidates odious views.
    They did manage to have 3 stories having a go at the baby eating Tories though.


    • 130
      Anonymous says:

      Not seen it on you tube but Khan is asked about John O’Farrell’s abhorrent views in this well hidden video.



      • 141
        Point of Information says:

        Sadiq Khan tries to make the case ‘funny but not funny’ and that the statements were made 20 years ago.

        That actually makes the statements even more damning as he was rooting for the terrorists even closer to the event whilst the !RA were still involved in active campaigns on the mainland.

        He perhaps should be arrested under the anti-terror laws, like certain clerics have been.


  31. 89
    Yvette Mosthanunted says:

    Are there any grounded spirits here? Knock twice if the answer is yes and three times if it’s no. If its just Ed then don’t bother.


    • 134
      John's Son says:

      Ahhhh, the wonderful MostHaunted. The crew whistling and throwing stones under the cover of darkness and claiming it was all down to evil spirits. Still, it made them rich. Just shows to show how dumb the British viewing public are.


  32. 94
    Anonymous says:


    Owen Jones sees nothing wrong with wishing Thatcher dead and supporting the Argentine military junta jack boot invasion of the Falklands.


  33. 102
    Judge Owen Jones says:

    Who is this cock blogging on “Order Order”?


  34. 107
    Mullah Owen Jones says:

    Jihad = Struggle.

    The rest should follow.


  35. 117
    Owin Jones says:

    Good to see Guido being held to account of his own hypocrisy!


  36. 118
    A Reporter from the Daily Planet says:

    The Daily Planet understands the police want to arrest a previously prominent Conservative in connection with unsavoury allegations involving a minor .

    Remember you heard this first from the Daily Planet


  37. 126
    Owin Jones says:

    They all laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. They’re not laughing now.


  38. 128
    Owin Jones says:

    Oh, to be so middle class.


  39. 129
    Owin Jones says:

    Hat -Trick coming up ladies and gentlemen.


  40. 137
    Left foot auto sodomizing says:


    Frustrated it cannot stand on Thatcher’s grave, and supporting terrorism in Brighton, blowing up bedroom tax.


    • 155
      Jayne says:

      Anyone with any sense will be dancing on her grave when she finally croaks the old cow! Slowly and painfully with any luck! Off her rocker, yet not so dotty she can’t claim over £100k in expenses every year – now that’s some moment of clarity!


      • 173
        Left foot auto sodomizing says:

        So as distasteful as your repost of Thatcher is, you have not explained Labours fabrication of bedroom tax, or why they are fielding a candidate who expressed support for !RA terrorists during a time when their campaign on the mainland was still active ?


      • 272
        Lord tebbitt says:

        Jayne go and f@ck youself


      • 355
        Anonymous says:

        Apart from the words “Slowly and painfully”, I totally agree. The way she, and all the other right-wing gits, set out to smash the working class.


        • 432
          To the hateful sods posing as humans says:

          To Jayne & Anonymong – anyone who wishes ev.il gets it back a thousand times. It’s just a pity I don’t know you, so I can’t stand & watch you pair of excuses for human beings get yours! Believe me, it will come back on you.


          • Anonymous says:

            To make it clear, I can not agree with the words “slowly or painfully”. That said, if evil people get evil back a thousand times, than that woman (and people that ran the site) had better Be Afraid.


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    • 149
      Casual Observer says:

      The Indy had a reputation for being a bit spooky.

      But really, the axis of Indy-BBC-Grauniad is strong.

      That the security services do not have agents placed in media organizations is an incredible proposition.


      • 183
        CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

        Opaque bureaucracy that’s good at PR but little else except costing a bundle…


        Be afraid.


    • 368
      Anonymous says:

      This is a false flag report, an attempt at making people needlessly fearful –
      or it is for real? For some of the paper’s recent stories make one wonder.


  42. 150
    Jack says:


    Re your reference to the Iain Martin article on need for civil service reform

    Martin says that this man is regarded as a reformer…


    He is the problem not the solution FFS


    • 187
      Pleb Gate says:

      Heywood was involved in an attempt to fit someone up recently, wasn’t he ?


    • 198
      Casual Observer says:

      This merger is more about holding down costs for the Pentagon by providing some sort of competition to L-M / Boeing:


      NB: EADS and the success of airbus was in part driven by corruption in Canada related to the purchase of planes for Air Canada. See the Schrieber / Mulroney affair for further details of what happened.


    • 203
      Cost-Plus says:

      This article explains more:


      Check Mulr0ney and A!r Canada for detail on how A!rbus got a leg up via brown envelopes.


      • 216
        Point of Information says:

        This could also explain why Major came out very pro Europe at Chatham House the other day.

        Carlyle Group will have a lot of interest in this, both sides of the pond.

        US defense cuts are going to happen, competition is one way of pushing down contractor costs so that you can acquire the same amount of force for less $’s.

        All of this will be private equity / non publicly listed firms, so no chance for public to profit. The actors are clear, what is in it for the nation though ?

        Cameron has a very strong negotiating position here, lets hope he does not screw it up. If history is a guide…


  43. 156
    Jayne says:

    we all know Cameron has been to the food bank on the sly, but was too gutless to show his fat sweaty face to the people he’s forced to use them, that was yesterdays news.


  44. 157
    Jayne says:

    This country is screwed – by 2015 nonceron and Gidiot would have borrowed more than all the rest of the previous idiots and we will be left footing the bill for their incompetence to the tune of 1.4 trillion, whilst they walk off into the sunset with their platinum handshakes and dopey dave can dip his trotter in the Ex PM’s expenses pot for life.


    • 192
      One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

      “walk off into the sunset”? You stupid little filly! I ‘ll be chauffeured off to the sunset!

      And I’m hardly ‘dopey’ – I’ll be jolly rich, for life, thanks to you dreadful little oiks!

      Right, well I’m off to India soon to tell those nice chaps that there’s no limit to how many of them can come and live here. I know I promised I’d reduce immigration, but that was a lie. Now, with all these nice chaps arriving, plus the hundreds of thousands I’m letting in from Romania etc, your wages will fall and your children (brats that they are, no doubt!) will go on the dole. And here’s my masterstroke: when your horrid little sprogs go on the dole (because my beloved immigrants have taken their jobs), I’ll pack your brats off to Poundland, where they’ll work as slave labour! By jove! Your kids will work a whole day and not be able to buy a single thing Poundland sell! Spiffing!

      Guuuffffffff- haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw!!

      Toodle pip!


  45. 158
    Owin Jones says:

    You will find Nazism is socialism.


  46. 161
    Owin Jones says:

    Libertarian View is out! http://paper.li/LibertarianView/1326814822


  47. 168
    Frankenstein's Cat says:

    Is this the end for Schrodinger’s Cat?



  48. 184
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    Chris Bryant beating the indignant labour immigration drum on the Beeb… another slimey expedient creep on manoeuvres


  49. 186
    Ruling Elite says:

    We should cut off benefits to anyone who doesn’t have the skills to get a job!!!


    • 193
      One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

      We should jolly well cut off benefits to people who are (a) unemployed because I’m flooding Britain with cheap immigrant labour and (b) who refuse to work as slaves for my multimillionaire chums, what what!

      Tally ho!


      • 417
        Con Artists says:

        Shhhhushhhh don’t tell everyone and let the cat/horse/cow out of the bag… the plebs haven’t realised yet….


    • 194
      Christine Lizarde says:

      That would be most MPs.


    • 208
      Professor Duff' says:

      Cut Off Their Goolies


  50. 190
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    Q . How many people have been charged with taking penalty points on their driving licences for other people during the last 14 days ?

    A. Not nearly enough .

    ACTION : Investigate arrest charge convict imprison


    • 197
      old SHEP says:

      Generally speaking they should concentrate their attentions on the gangs of people (of a certain nationality) making multiple insurance claims after deliberately staging road accidents, just led to another fatality. Anybody prepared to get a grip on this scam?, hello DVLA, hello Police!.


      • 200
        Point of Information says:

        There could be an interest in allowing that to continue for the time being.

        i) Increased accident stats help justify police budget for traffic patrol etc.
        ii) Increased accident stats allow insurance companies to increase premiums.

        Like other benefits to turning a blind eye to this as well.


        • 206

          Excellently illustrating the complete abandonment of ethical input into policy making and tactics.


          • Point of Information says:

            Thinking further into the phenomena of zombie funds (closed-funds) and how they are funded (in part from investment by insurance companies) helps explain some further motivations for turning the blind eye.

            That goes back several threads ago to the Resolution institutes report on standard of living drop and the economic miracle that is Clive Cowdery. The UK life insurance / private pension industry needs all the help it can get at present.


          • Point of Information says:

            See above the thread started: #144 for a real example of abdication of ethics in decision making.

            The issue mentioned there is perhaps the single most important one ongoing for the UK at present.


          • Know I shouldn’t say this so I am going to say it. The man looks like a snivelling worm. There!

            Another long list of the major components of our civic society which have become completely corrupted will only weary people on a Sunday evening so I shall desist, just this once. ;-)


      • 244
        fitz fitz says:

        … do we mean Polish, Bulgarian, islamist or what ?


      • 279
        London Police Commissioner says:



      • 418
        Con Artists says:

        Shuuuuuushhh , its not in the publics interest, is it…….


  51. 209
  52. 213
    Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today? says:

    The_Sun_17_2_2013There are 27 political stories in The Sun today. In Guido’s column you can find out:

    About Cameron’s secret no photo-op visit.
    Why the computer says ‘NO’ to CCHQ.
    Why Prezza won’t be campaigning for the Labour candidate in Eastleigh.
    Why online campaigner Claire Perry MP isn’t so anti-porn.
    How a cancer charity cheered up parliamentary researchers.
    Why Eddie Izzard’s frocks are not enough for power dressing.
    If Downing Street is under-powered, we have figured out why…

    The column isn’t online, so get down the newsagents and read it today for only 50p, or the follow-ups elsewhere next week…

    *Nods off already*


    • 239
      Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

      Boobs or no boobs – we don’t buy The Sun in the Greater Liverpool area.

      They might be a few buy it in the posh parts but they would never admit it.


      • 243
        Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:



      • 273
        Scot in Liverpool says:

        There are no posh parts to Merseyside, but me and my mates (who include lots of Scousers) all buy it regular


        • 342
          Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

          You won’t see it on sale anywhere in the vicinity of Anfield. It would be safer to sell the J*ewish Chronicle outside the East Londistan M*sque*.


    • 240
      Drivèl-Watch says:

      Don’t bother. It’s just the usual drivèl. Pfffft.


  53. 217
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Just heard the most ridiculous woman on Sky – a lady kennedy – of all stupid names – so hardly one of us plebs – defending judges who refuse to deport violent criminals because it ‘deprives them of their right to family life’

    I just bet she’s a pal of the bliars!


    • 260
      Legal Eagle says:

      This is all b/s.

      Politicians cannot dictate what judges do and vice versa. The day that starts to happen in the UK it would be a good idea to leave.

      The judges themselves have their hands tied by the EU laws and ECHR which are on statutes and which themselves have higher jurisdiction over UK courts.

      You have Labour to thank for that as the treaties which set this up were signed when they were in office.


      • 419
        Con Artists says:

        shuuuuuushhh…. lets just blame the judges and pretend they are not following UK law. Be very quiet and dont mention the EU and ECHR or the plebs might realize whats going on…. Shhuuuuuuushhhhh……


        • 424
          The Communist Takeover of the UK says:

          Some goals:

          1) Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic UK institutions by claiming their activities violate human rights.

          2) Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

          3) Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

          4) Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

          5) Discredit and eventually dismantle the Police.

          6) Continue discrediting English culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. A UK Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

          7) Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

          8) Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting p0rnography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

          9) Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

          10) Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

          11) Gain control of all student newspapers.

          12) Capture one or all three of the political parties in the United Kingdom.

          13) Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

          14) Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

          15) Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

          16) Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

          17) Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].


    • 262
      Universal Hiss says:

      A jock? She is no doubt Helena Kennedy well known leftie uman rites lawyer.

      Bound to be a member of the jock mafia.


    • 299
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Nell, Baroness Helena Kennedy is a Labour apparatchik through and through and was elevated to the Peerage by Blair. Hardly surprising she appeared on the BBC slamming the government. She’s a regular on Andrew Marr’s Sunday programme commenting on the day’s newspapers.

      I suspect she could be on the wrong side of the argument on this.


      • 312
        rebekah aka nellnewman says:

        Ah ! another bliar pal then like baroness uddin!!

        bliar and brown stuffed the HoL with these useless people – martin, sugar, foulkes, prescot and on and on!!


        • 313
          rebekah aka nellnewman says:

          And not to mention that Sue woman that gordon blamed for everything and then elevated her to the HoL as an apology!!


  54. 222
    My eyeballs are, literally, glued to this blog says:

    Durrrr…..This blog was slagging the “dead-tree” press up until a few months ago. Now the cúnt wants us buy some extra arse-wipe, at 50p a pop, in an attempt to double our apathetic misery , FFS.


    • 228
      just read the adv*rts, FFS says:

      Pee* St*ins grew a wine gut and a little hippie beard, cashed in his chips, and is now farming horse-dung in his native North London.
      Any connection to this blog is entirely financial.


      • 232
        0207 6081 140 says:



    • 236
      Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

      50p is probably all they’ll get in the whole of Merseyside today!


      • 257
        Woolyback says:

        Well in Morrisons Ellesmere Port they sold out of the Sun Newspaper within half an hour from coming into the cafe ordering and eating eating my horse pie, should have been a desperate Dan one but they were out of them and going out, now is Ellesmere Port on Merseyside?


        • 280
          Realist says:

          It’s where it always has been, in Cheshire. ‘Merseyside’ is a merely temporary political construct put in place by Heath as part of his plans for our ownership by the EU. One day both Merseyside and EU will die in the same way…


          • Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

            Correct, it’s in Cheshire. Well known for it’s retail parks but I’ve not been there in years.


  55. 225
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Ha! Tesco’s now admit that they had cut costs by cutting back on quality control – we talked about that on this Blog days ago.

    Tell us something we don’t know Tesco’s !!


    • 226
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      I bet Tesco’s suspected horsemeat was going into their cheaper products but never bothered to find out. Just like DefRa and the EU food inspectors knew and turned a blind eye to it all!!


      • 444
        Crystal Balding says:

        Look at it this way :
        Remember that horse that you lost money on in last year’s Grand National ?
        Think of this as getting your own back.


  56. 230
    Porky Pig says:

    I was at a classical concert last night and who should I see in the audience but Eric Pickles, arms crossed and looking grumpy. Actually, that’s how he always looks.


  57. 241
    fitz fitz says:

    Working for the Murdoch dollar ! With Mary Beard …


  58. 250
    Just Asking says:

    Surely there’s no chance of there being dinosaur DNA in my Asda Bolognese is there?


    • 255
      lord jay of abf fame says:


      But there is plenty of pork in your koosha berger


      • 271
        love technology says:

        life is energy, we live by stealing energy from other organisms by taking their life. As supposedly an intelligent, responsible species we try to make the transition for our prey as happy an experience as possible. There are benefits in this approach as it is well know fact that a frightened animal releases toxins into it’s muscles which we then ingest. If livestock lives in paradise and then suddenly dies it does not release the toxins and we get tasty meat to eat.
        you could say that those farmed animals would not exist if it was not for us, you could also say that there are far too many people about and the best arrangement would be to be existing amongst wild animals in a fertile environment and we gather just what we need as and when.


    • 267
      moniker says:

      Fuck off 8illy


  59. 251
    Jimmy says:

    Have you all retweeted your CCHQ talking points yet?


  60. 255
    love technology says:

    so in the future with the advent of 3d printing of bodyparts, holographic presence, people would not need to actually physically arrive here ?


  61. 259
    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Iceland’s boss in on C4 News defending his products and (good for him) telling Krishnan Gurumurthy to stop interrupting.

    Funnily enough, I was in my local Iceland yesterday and although it’s normally busy it was absolutely packed. Nobody is being put off apparently.

    I like shopping there even if with my benefits and pensions I could afford Waitrose but we don’t have one anyway.


    • 287
      ronnie kray says:

      A proper scouser well done and keep up the good work.


      • 346
        The Insurance Firm Of Kray & Kray says:

        We do not appreciate persons impersonating either of us whilst they are posting on a blog. You’ll soon be receiving a cease-and-desist order from our solicitor, a Mr Thorogood Pounding, delivered to you personally at your current residence. He may arrive somewhat earlier than you expect, but try not to act too surprised when you see him.


  62. 261
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Not content with shilliing for Desmond, Guido starts shilling for Murdoch.

    It’s known as the Ian Hislop career path.


  63. 265
  64. 285
    ████ ' changed my tune' Hoon says:

    Socialists & FibDems – lovely people…


  65. 292

    The callous murderers: Andy Burnham and Alan Johnson…


  66. 298
    love technology says:

    perhaps the fuckwit would like to say that face to face to the relatives of the people who died.


  67. 311
    Gordon Brown says:

    I can’t stop the washing machine howling like a dog


  68. 317
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Amusing to see labour folks all over the news tonight trying to defend the indefensible principle of uncontrolled immigration and judges refusing to deport violent immigrants on the basis of ‘right to family life’.

    Labour are on the wrong side of history here and cameron needs to seize the moment !! ++Sigh++ but don’t expect he will!!


    • 329
      Carpe Jugulum says:

      Labour are in the wrong period.

      All parties attacking attacking judiciary is a worrying sign.

      They all know that the ECHR and EU are what have the judges hands tied on deportations.


      • 351
        The wizz says:

        Nonsense, they have their own agenda to usurp the Elected Government. The trophers just cannot see the wood from the trees. ECHR was a Bliar dagger at the heart of the the British people. No one wanted it but St Antony Bliar, as he thought it was his ticket to the EU Presidency, now he knows that he was stitched and the British people more so. End of rant.


  69. 323
    Owin Jones says:

    Guido, in future can you keep these well reasoned and generally sensible opinions to yourself. There is absolutely no place for them in modern politics. Forums are about expressing a knee jerk overreaction in an unnecessary situation or to a situation that does not actually exist. Please consider this in any future post.


  70. 326
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Lady helena Kennedy – made rich and appointed to HoL by bliar because she was a personal pal is a CommonPurpose person – what a surprise.

    The HoL is absolutely stuffed full of rubbish people like her!!


  71. 327
    Andy "Maybelline" Burnham says:

    I’ll be on telly today saying that hospitals are full because of Tory cuts. This is a good way to distract attention from my responsibility for the deaths of over 1000 people in Mid Staffs.


  72. 337
    Gordon Brown says:

    I never trust the hotel minibar


  73. 349
  74. 360
    Where's Gordon? says:


  75. 362
    SP30 says:

    I got my first speeding ticket in Eastleigh. It was in the days when the cop car had to follow you for a set distance and they used to drive without lights on at night.


  76. 366
    ████ ' changed my tune' Hoon says:

    Amongst all the nasty lefty barbs and FibDem dirty tricks down in Eastleigh, let’s not forget why there’s by-election there in the first place. I was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.


  77. 369
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Having given the matter some thought I have concluded that Labour under Blair, Brown and Miliband are the party of cowardice.


  78. 372
    Bear Paw of Truth says:

    Now the hunt switches to Russia:


    An excellent trojan for sending ‘investigators’ in and perhaps a good chip to try and use for negotiating. Be interesting to see what happens next.

    Looks like the fund needs topping up as well, so get donating.


  79. 376
    The Loony Left says:

    How Fabian and Trotskyite totalitarians took over western communities (~1980)


  80. 377
    Operation Crossbow says:

    So Theresa May is going to get tough with judges. Like that will happen.


    • 395
      old SHEP says:

      Theresa May?, Ha Ha Ha.
      The idiots still haven’t got it into their heads (or I suspect they have but will not admit it) that successive governments have signed up to all this stuff, we have NO say on anything of importance any more in this country our sovereignty has been handed over to Brussels on a plate, all the rest is sound and fury that struts and frets its hour upon the stage, signifying nothing. We end up with orange juice, gay marriage and horse meat pasties from our legislature (and terrorists).


  81. 380
    The 2011 Riots: A Trotskyite phenomena ? Discuss says:

    Considering that the underclass of Britain have been raised to have Marxist ideals, and have been conditioned into a state of permanent revolution, could the 2011 riots have been mistimed resolution, or a shot across the bows of the government from those who are actually in charge ?


  82. 381
    Owin Jones says:



  83. 382
    CCHQ Press Officer says:

    After a bumpy start to their byelection campaign, which saw their candidate claim state schools were not good enough for her son, it appeared the Tory party was back “on message” with a vengeance in Eastleigh on Sunday.

    A spate of statements from party activists and MPs, including Robert Halfon and Nadhim Zahawi, appeared on Twitter just before 2pm attacking the Liberal Democrats over housing policy.

    Each tweet was identical – “The Lib Dem Eastleigh campaign in turmoil as Party’s candidate admitted he ‘voted for’ 5,000 new houses on green spaces” – and the social networking site was soon abuzz with users claiming the episode was orchestrated from Tory central command and proof that some in the party were still struggling with the subtleties of campaigning in the digital age.

    Jim Waterson, a reporter with City AM tweeted: “Tory party press operation: it doesn’t work if you get all your MPs to mysteriously tweet the same phrase.”

    The Liberal Democrats said the incident revealed how out of touch the Conservatives’ campaign had become.

    “The Tory Twitter lemmings are just showing how little the CCHQ spin machine actually knows about Eastleigh,” said a spokesman. “By jeopardising plans to build vital homes, the Conservatives have put all of Eastleigh’s green spaces at risk.”

    On Friday the Tory candidate, Maria Hutchings, drew widespread criticism after suggesting her son was too clever for local state schools. “William is very gifted, which gives us another interesting challenge in finding the right sort of education for him, impossible in the state system. He wants to be a cardio-respiratory surgeon.”

    A Conservative party spokesman insisted the identical tweets were not an embarrassment but declined to say who was behind them. “It shows how engaged our MPs are in the campaign,” he said.


  84. 385
    Owin Jones says:

    I’m off to set fire to myself.

    Good Night.


  85. 388
    Owin Jones says:

    I hate Guido Fawkes. :(


  86. 393
    Winnie the Pooh says:

    True. He’s been bullying young girls tonight on twitter. Nasty stuff.


    • 399
      Piglet says:

      Yes: WTF ?

      Something about Gall0way being better than him, talking about r@pe and lots of other stuff about self harm, dr!nk!ng alcohol and hurting k!ttens.

      Oh, and he was banging on about the D.M. supporting Mosley / black shirts and claiming again that the National Socialist party (NSDAP) were not socialists. Historical fact shows the clear link, as per the 1/5/1927 speech @ Nuremburg. Unless of course Owen was there or can prove otherwise.

      Also quoted were some NY Times article trying to state that rich do not flee when Taxes are raised. Obviously he hasn’t heard about Sarkozy / Depardieu or noticed that half of Mayfair decamped to Switzerland when the 50% was brought in a few years back.

      At least Guido got a mention, however, no h/t:

      What happened today in socialist utopia ?

      Perhaps this ?



      • 472
        Anonymous says:

        “…A few weeks ago, he stood in Parliament to demand David Cameron explain why Britain was apparently intervening to save Mali from Islamist thugs, when it was supporting very similar groups in Syria. “Wherever there is a brutal Arab dictator in the world,” the Prime Minister spat back, “he will have the support of [Galloway].” All sides of the House roared their approval: and so the political elite closed ranks against a man sent by the people of Bradford to express their disgust with the Westminster club…”

        Without using the snide insults, bet you cannot debate the above?


      • 473
        Anonymous says:

        “…The Right have turned having outriders into an artform. Take the Taxpayers’ Alliance, a big business-funded hard-right lobby group posturing as the voice of people who pay taxes. They float radical right-wing ideas impossible for a mainstream Conservative politician to propose. In doing so, they shift the goalposts of debate to the Right. “I wouldn’t go quite as far as that, however…” a Tory MP can say, making a previously radical idea seem moderate…”

        A well made comment that could also apply to this site?


    • 402
      Casual Observer says:

      Could it be this Indy piece ?



    • 409
      Owin Jokes says:

      Let’s hear it for Phillip !


  87. 397
    John O'Farrell says:

    Tories sending Boris Johnson down to Eastleigh on Weds to try&save their bloody useless campaign there but shouldn’t he be working for London?


  88. 400
  89. 401
    Richard Timney says:

    Jacqui’s out, so I’m watching Die Hard-on.


  90. 403
    Chris Huhne says:

    Her jury’s back in tomorrow.


  91. 404
    Ozymandias says:

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away…



    • 407
      Tachybaptus says:

      I met a traveller from Westminster
      Who said: A vast and pointless house of stone
      Stands by the river. In it, on a chair,
      Half squashed, a squalid Scotsman squats alone,
      Whose twitching jowls and vacant glassy stare
      Show that their owner once ambitions had
      Whose trace survives, like dead leaves brown and curled,
      The brain enfeebled, and the heart gone bad.
      And on a thought balloon these words I saw:
      ‘My name is Gordon, and I saved the world:
      Look on my works, ye voters, and adore!’
      No one remains with him: from the decay
      Of that colossal fraud, that rotting whore,
      All level-headed folk keep far away.


    • 408
      Ozymandias (Horace Smith) says:

      In Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone,
      Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
      The only shadow that the Desert knows.
      “I am great Ozymandias,” saith the stone,
      “The King of kings: this mighty city shows
      The wonders of my hand.” The city’s gone!
      Naught but the leg remaining to disclose
      The sight of that forgotten Babylon.
      We wonder, and some hunter may express
      Wonder like ours, when through the wilderness
      Where London stood, holding the wolf in chase,
      He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
      What wonderful, but unrecorded, race
      Once dwelt in that annihilated place.


      • 410
        Tachybaptus says:

        It leaves no doubt as to why Shelley won the competition. There is a wonderful bathos about the ‘gigantic Leg’ which, somehow, Shelley avoids by having two of them.


        • 414
          Ozymandias (Owen Jones) says:

          In Egypt’s quiet sandpit, on me own,
          Erect a massive Leg, which casts off far
          The only dark bit in the Desert.
          “I am comrade Ozymandias,” said the stone,
          “The King of struggles: this mighty community shows
          The wonders of my fist.” The communty’s off!
          Nout but the leg remaining to fondle
          The sight of that forgotten Utopia.
          We wonder, and some fascist may shout
          Wonder like ours, when through Haringey
          Where London chilled, holding the fox in chase,
          He meets some huge bulge, and stops to gawp
          What wonderful, but unrecorded, chavs
          Once dwelt in that annihilated place.


          • Tachybaptus says:

            Ten thousand years from now, if there are still humans and some of them are archaeologists, they will be walking among the sparse ruins of London. All the concrete and brick and limestone and marble and glass will be reduced to powder and washed away. But a few things will remain: vast blocks of indestructible granite inscribed with the name


            The great civil engineer Joseph Bazalgette, who designed the London sewers and the Embankment, took care in all his projects to have his name deeply cut on granite blocks the size of cars, and his descendants who were civil engineers did the same. (Go down the steps at the southwest corner of Battersea Bridge to see an example.)

            And the archaeologists will wonder: Who was this Bazalgette? A king, a god of what forgotten religion? Anyway a mighty name, most important to this lost race.


          • Near Tooting Bec did Sadiq Khan
            A Clapham Common Dome decree:
            Where Wandle, putrid river, ran
            Through caverns measureless to man
            Down to a sunless sea.


          • Casual Observer says:

            The last time the Thames breached London, and flooded across the Embankments was on the 7th Jan 1928:


            Apparently there was a foot of water in Old Palace Yard at one point, to the foot of Big Ben. Part of Chelsea embankment collapsed.

            In total fourteen died, mainly trapped in basement flats.

            The flood subsided by the end of the day, but pumping out the tunnels and basements affected took some time after this event.

            Deep channel dredging was a factor, but this event did lead to the construction of the Thames Barrier, commenced 1974 and completed 1984.


          • Curly says:

            When I was a kid I used to play football in Wandle park in Colliers Wood – right opposite the sewage farm. Taught some of today’s pros everything they know…


  92. 422
    voice of reason says:

    so how many people can the island sustain with food without imports ?


  93. 423
    voice of reason says:

    for a clue it is less than the number of arable acres


    • 426
      UK Watch says:

      That would be less than 15 million.

      Pretty good reason to prevent more coming in. Strong motivation though for depopulating.

      What most do not realize is that most modern fertilizer requires natural gas / oil to produce. That undoes the green energy is our savior thesis.

      Water is the more interesting point though. It is only with the heavily mechanized and very carefully managed water system that has developed in the UK that the demand can be met. UK is quite arid in reality, and certainly cannot meet demand through rainfall alone.

      It will be water which causes a need to depopulate before food becomes an issue. That is assuming the food shortages this year do not become acute first.


      • 438
        albacore says:

        Don’t overlook depopulation the LibLabCon way
        Flood in aliens by the million. Don’t hold them at bay
        Keep stirring but ensure the mix never coalesces
        Stand back and let civil war tidy up all your messes


        • 440
          Catty Comment (Ms) says:

          In that event, I suspect that the glorious and ancient Palace of Westminster, complete with all its elected inhabitants, will be exceptionally high on the list for total destruction, along with every town hall (and bank?) in the country. Then we can start again and do it properly next time.


          • albacore says:

            A nice piece of real estate, the U K
            It’s a shame that the folks get in the way
            If the puppet Parliament gets the chop
            There’ll soon enough be a replacement crop


          • Catty Comment (Ms) says:

            Ha ha very good! But crop and chop both have more than one meaning – and if we can crop and chop this august institution down to say 75 or so, we will be doing ourselves a huge favour.


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