February 21st, 2013

Dave Does Funny
One Direction Downing Street Video Out


77 Comments

  1. 1
    Point of Information says:

    Awful.

  2. 2
    Alex Salmond's Fat Belly says:

    Less is more.

  3. 3
    Oy Vey says:

    Looks really comfortable being hugged there doesn’t he

  4. 4
    Casual Observer says:

    Cameron’s bit is at 2:28 for about 4 seconds.

    The Blondie version was better if you like the song.

  5. 5
    tommy5dollar says:

    Glad to see Dave’s still keen on “hug a hoodie!”

  6. 6
    Oy Vey says:

    And another thing – can’t these people write a new song anymore?

  7. 7
    tommy5dollar says:

    Comic relief songs are always covers; normally they do “original” songs!

  8. 8

    Blairs was much better, but good on him for taking part. Better if he had been hugging the corset clad lady though, that would have pulled in publicity!

  9. 9
    Casual Observer says:

    And 2:43 for the ‘hug’ scene.

  10. 10
    Loser Dave's one direction says:

    Out.

    Hopefully very soon after the coming catastrophe in Eastleigh.

  11. 11
    GBP Watch says:

    Anyone notice that GBP is down another cent so far today ?

  12. 12
    Osama2 the Nazarene says:

    Didn’t see Blair’s am I bovvered as cringe worthy, thought it was funny.

  13. 13
    Koinkidink says:

    Who are they?

  14. 14
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    More PR from the third rate salesman.

    No amount of shallow dumbed down garbage like this will deflect taxpayers attention away from Dave Camerons woeful performance as PM.

    He is the “son & heir of Roy Jenkins” at a time when we need the bastard love child of Thatcher & Reagan.

    Vote UKIP.

  15. 15
    Labourunionsbbc we are one under the EU says:

    Do the jury get to ask questions in sharia law?

    Or the Court of Human Rights?

    I only ask because just I get called up in the not too distant future.

  16. 16
    A miserable old bastard says:

    If it keeps going down, it should be good for our tourist industry. All the holidaymakers coming to Britain this summer will have excellent spending power – after they’ve wandered around looking at all the boarded-up shops, they’ll be able to spend their dosh in Starbucks, and we can wave it all bye bye as it jets off to America.

  17. 17
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Who’ll be the first domino, as it stands the ¥ and £ are loosing at the mo, good job we have those gold reserves…….

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Charities should spend money in UK as this country is in a mess.

  19. 19
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Haven’t watched it but One Erection are to music what Blair is to peace.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    By design in fact it is up against the overvalued Euro, Swiss, And your point is?

  21. 21
    A miserable old bastard says:

    Are you suggesting Nigel Farage is the bastard lovechild of Thatcher and Reagan?

  22. 22
    GBP Watch says:

    I’m sure they would like to visit and see the wonderful English countryside, which is now obscured by windmills. Just as long as they go home afterwards and do not outstay the absent welcome.

    Going on the turnout at the Olympics one suspects that may be a false hope.

    It could help exports, but will not because there is no industrial base left.

    Domestic energy prices may sharply rise now UK is a net importer.

    The damaging effect will be felt as gilt yields continue to rise.

  23. 23
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Interesting that according to Melanie Philips only TWO of the jurors in VP’s trial were honkey’s.

    The others were efniks.

    Says it all really.

  24. 24
    GBP Watch says:

    It should be: ¥

  25. 25
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Wait for the Chinese housing bubble to go pop then it’ll be chaos!

    Good article here even hinting at another bubble in Sweden of all places:

    Anyhow back to trisha on channel 5 and a coffee….

  26. 26
  27. 27
    Cliff says:

    ‘teenage kicks all through the night’ – excuse me. Isn’t that from another song?

  28. 28
    A miserable old bastard says:

    I think the energy costs will be a big problem, as you say. I’m no economist, but I’m guessing the increased cost of production might offset the benefits of a weaker pound. That is, our exports won’t be cheaper, relatively, because they’ll have cost more to produce.

  29. 29
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Daily Mail had a picture of one those “court reconstruction” sketches, you only had to look at the heavy use of Pantone colour 4635 814a06 on the jury to work it out too.

  30. 30
    Bob Fleming says:

    Indeed. Apparently there is no trial by jury in South Africa because there are 11 official languages which potentially would need to be interpreted in order that the jury could comprehend what was going on, making the whole thing impractical. Go figure as they say..

  31. 31
    A miserable old bastard says:

    I suspected as much. The Times listed the 10 simlpe questions they’d asked and it didn’t ring true that native English speakers could be that thick, especially as some of the questions had been asked before. I mean, “What is reasonable doubt?” They must have arrived on the last banana boat to ask that one. Twice.

  32. 32
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Rich and Marx
    Court cartoonists?
    Not only can’t you tell male / female, you can’t tell white / coloured.

  33. 33
    Dave "hugs" Cameron says:

    I don’t recognise UKIP so I’m leaving the room

  34. 34
    kakk says:

    Comic Relief……they can go fuck themselves.

  35. 35
    GBP Watch says:

    It’s only up against EUR / CHF as those have weakened by more than GBP has today.

    Gold has nudged up a bit.

    Point is that these large daily moves on the currency markets are indicating that some serious turbulence out there. Particularly sell off of GBP.

    This is likely tied to the QE announcement the other day and can be interpreted as negative sentiment expressed towards the UK. Your point on the Euro expresses even larger negative sentiment there.

    Gold was knocked down, and confidence in QE generally may be shaken by recent Fed news. FOMC are suggesting a slowing / stopping of US QE by end of year:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130220-708441.html

    That could explain as well why UK QE announcement has been taken less favorably than before as perhaps is being reflected in GBP drop.

  36. 36
    Tom Tit says:

    Was Leon Brittan invited to the video shoot?

  37. 37
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Comic Relief.

    Sounds like some sort of charity to help old comedians down on their luck.

  38. 38
    Jimmy says:

    Wrong Direction

  39. 39
    GBP Watch says:

    Will be a problem for UK as it imports, unless production can be restored here.

    As cost of energy goes up, more expenses sources become economic to produce, which sort of works in UK favor.

    Shale gas in the US and shale oil more generally will lower global prices and impede UK production forcing UK into import dependency.

    The shale gas boom and general price lowering is not expected until about 2017 as the technology and development of the fields etc is still ongoing, but moving very quickly. The US will likely be a net energy exporter by 2020.

    UK and Europe itself will likely be net importers except for Norway.

    The energy b!ll which is going through at the moment is going to front run the energy costs for UK consumers. This will help maintain political stability if energy costs do raise on the global markets, but also provide a very nice arbitrage for the energy companies and those with interests if the wholesale cost of energy declines as expected in a few years time.

  40. 40
    Down with the kids says:

    I’m sure that the smarmy one is the Prime Minister. The others look useless enough to be his Cabinet.

  41. 41
    Websters Dictionary. says:

    One Direction

    Down

  42. 42
    Paniagua says:

    Unlike Comic hand relief, where a 9 year old is toyed with by a BBC producer dressed in a clowns outfit

  43. 43
    What Time Is The Bus Due? says:

    Vote UKIP and get a load of four by twos calling the shots, and shots they will be.
    Vote UKIP and watch your kids get violently bummed.

    UKIP are the choice of the Rothschilds.

  44. 44
    a puzzled member of the jury says:

    How do you catch the last banana boat twice?

  45. 45
    Casual Observer says:

    It’s really only the US and !celand where the housing bubbles have popped. Some parts of Europe are slowly deflating, but there ownership is being traded for rented accommodation, and the rents are now inflating as mortgage availability is reduced.

    Ch!na’s bubble is huge though. Canada tried to introduce 40 year mortgages to help sustain their bubble, but the government forced change there. Going much beyond 30 years is hazardous as there is generally no bonds which can written to back that loan, much beyond 20 years for a mortgage is hazardous as you stand a high chance of the loan being defaulted on.

    Would be interesting to see Ch!na in 10 years time. Death penalty for mortgage default is highly likely, unless the system is crashed and they start again on more sensible terms.

  46. 46
    Brown Clown says:

    I could have given him some advice on how to present oneself on utube.

  47. 47
    Jimmy says:

    Gordon’s was better than this.

  48. 48
    Justice Fingers says:

    I cannot tell you, otherwise I would have to rule myself redundant

  49. 49
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Well, that’s Oscar Pistorius well and truly fucked, then: “What have you got to say before we hang you, Redneck?”

  50. 50
    Dick says:

    Better than the Wrong Direction boy band.
    Dave, Nick and Georgie.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    All same at root.
    Regress to zero.
    It is indivisble.
    Even the mighty infinite longs to get back to it…..just as the 24 hour clock always goes back to the starting point.
    Best wish.

  52. 52
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Charities should give up all of their money and Give it to the Government, because they know how to waste it better than any one. Overseas Aid paid to businesses that have Politicians on their Boards then they can all have a carve up.

  53. 53
    Blowing Whistles says:

    This subject matter and more was covered on this blog last night – BEFORE the dead tree press got into propaganda mode.

  54. 54
    Kevin says:

    My cousin came here from Ireland last summer, staying in one of the less horrible parts of South London. We get on well and when no one else was listening, he asked me, “Where are all the English people?”

  55. 55
    T'Old Fella says:

    Well Cams asked everyone to hug a hoodie, why I don’t know

  56. 56
    T'Old Fella says:

    He would have not had a days peace from Sam if he had been the one to hug that bint

  57. 57
    T'Old Fella says:

    Lose it but not by much a bit the next GE if things keep going as they are

  58. 58
    Tom Tit says:

    Surprise Surprise your pikey mick left footer of a “cousin” is a fucking nasty bare knuckle fist fighting carpet selling lead nicking racist.

    I forgot dog fighting and mongy in-bred kids.

    And horses.

    Mind you they done Tebbit’s wife up like a fucking cripper so it’s not all bad.

  59. 59
    T'Old Fella says:

    There is another form of energy which everyone seems to have forgotten about used by the South Africans during apartite regime and by the UK during WW2 a fuel called benzine made from coal, it is carcinogenic unfortunately so is diesel and petrol, oh I forgot virtually all the coal processing plants have closed and not many pits left, I wonder who closed all those. We are going to be essentially going to rely on one fuel as the basis for the bulk of our energy needs, never Dave and co are all right

  60. 60
    T'Old Fella says:

    “staying in one of the less horrible parts of South London” are there such places or any such places in London that do not cost an arm and a leg

  61. 61
    T'Old Fella says:

    Ah but who has been in charge for the last 2years 8months be careful for that you wish for

  62. 62
    steve smith says:

    Ho hum the multi-cultural experiment has now infected the judicial system . No one can serve unless they understand and are fluent in English. It’s not racist its common bloody sense

  63. 63
    T'Old Fella says:

    You mean jumping about all over the place and repeating the same phrases but nothing looking back has actually happened or got better

  64. 64
    T'Old Fella says:

    Oh vey

  65. 65
    T'Old Fella says:

    Have you read Leviticus, the Book of the Law, very similar to sharia in some respects

  66. 66
    G Brown - best Chancellor ever says:

    …and you are just a nasty piece of dung, a bit like those trannies who tried to bully Suzanne Moore.

  67. 67
    BBC arsehole says:

    Why don’t these willie w@nkst@ins of a boy band fuck off.

  68. 68
    Eastleigh floating voter says:

    Is it like kissing babies?

  69. 69
    Norfolk's Finest says:

    Not bad… although it might have been better without the ‘hug scene’ but at least Cameron has come out of it with most of his dignity intact.

  70. 70
    Norfolk's Finest says:

    You can blame that hoon Huhne for most of the domestic energy cost increase…

  71. 71
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    Love they brought the Stylophone back in fashion by using it to do the lead vocals.
    Bigger than the Beatles they are, Hahahahahaha.

  72. 72
    Wanda Ringhands says:

    I do hate it when there is a right wing bias, so here are some left-wing chart vids from yesteryear

  73. 73
  74. 74
    Wanda Ringhands says:

    Just 600 million recording sales to go….

  75. 75
    Charlie Brooker says:

    David Cameron was surprised by the warm reception he received from the One Direction boys, but then he doesn’t know he’s beautiful.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    thats the best thing cameron has done. new respect.

  77. 77
    Jayne says:

    Hasn’t Harry said he supports labour? Guess sell outs are big this year.


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