February 26th, 2013

Join Guido at the Mash Beer Tax Launch


Guido is enjoying a free pint at the launch of the TPA’s Mash Beer Tax campaign. Join us at Walkers of Whitehall…


  1. 1
    Maqboul says:

    I’d drink to that. but I can’t afford it :(

    • 14
      Ah! Monika says:

      Mine’s a pint of Lulu

    • 15
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      You don’t pay tax, they extort tax…

      Tax Extorted Alliance = TEA.

      • 80
        Eric Joyce MP says:

        I can drink till my heart’s content…and then gl as gow kiss tories till my hear’ts con tent because it’s all free in the HoP!

    • 22
      Red Egg Millitit... National Socialist says:

      Me too :)

      • 47
        Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

        The UK has reached tax saturation point where any increase in a tax rate results in reduced revenue. This means the only way forward is to cut expenditure which should have happened 2 years ago.

    • 49
      John Holmes says:

      Mine’s a large one

    • 52
      Engineer says:

      How about cutting all taxes? One of the reasons the economy is at a standstill is because of all the money taken out of it and squandered in tax.

      • 75
        spiv says:

        i sent the email

        those f**king lefty cnuts in the bbc and ch 4 moaning about the cuts when in reality osborne has tested fiscal stimulus to the limit by running a massive deficit for the last 2.7 years

        those tw*ts who think that increasing PS will generate “growth” are right but it will be a growth in state sponsored jobs not real jobs financed by the private sector, that is labour growth gordon brown growth f*cking ed t*sser balls growth

        public spending is still 50% of gdp so any more is really taking the piss

        the difference is that when labour are in and cutting the bbc and ch 4 and all the lefty tw*ts are pretty silent

        in the last labour gov they brought in uni fees and there was hardly a squeak from the MSM
        they knighted the bankers and sucked up to the city and bbc just “loved” it

        just replay the news from 1976 when the UK went cap in hand to the IMF for a bail

        most of the fu**ing tories were in nappies when that happened

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        CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

        You’d still have privately collected taxes AKA rent-seeking (unless you went for full on anarchy which has costs too).

        Far better to tax that which already has an economic effect like a tax, than to tax wages (and damage comparative advantage).

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        low resolution fox says:

        It’s interesting, the British economy destroyed by debt, China the only major economy to actually save.

        It does make you wonder if either a) the Western world has been taken over by idiots or b) this is an intentional plan to encourage Eastern development.

        Evidence: all Western economies crippled by debt, China saving and lending at interest. Huge tax levels in West and rising, low levels of tax in Eastern economies. Chinese standard of living, industrial revolution and pay increasing massively. Will be interesting to see what happens when China levels out to match Western prices. I don’t want to be considered a conspiracy theorist – I like to think this is a positive thing in a way.

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          Casual Observer says:

          Conspiracy: Sort of. Need for Theory: No.

          Industrial production has been moved to Ch!na. Why ?

          i) Labour cheap.
          ii) The country was going to develop anyway, so better partner than competitor.
          iii) Energy: Ch!na had reserves (now exhausted pretty much), but is closer to Caspian sea.
          iv) Tungsten: Needed for machine tools. Biggest economically viable reserves in Ch!na.
          v) Rare earths: These are needed for modern LCD panels, neodymium magnets and manufacture of other ‘new’ high tech kit. Location: Ch!na.
          vi) The US and European environments needed a rest in order to recover. Industrial pollution takes a toll, and one suspects that the land was in danger of getting to a point where the pollution load could have killed it.
          vii) Modification of Western society. You cannot bring in a pure Marxist system if you are exporting. This is needing to reverse now though, as the EU has failed.

          This trend will swing back as it once again becomes more cost efficient to manufacture goods locally.

          A big problem at present though is resources. Until an alternative source of rare-earths / Tungsten can be located, western manufacture will be limited compared to what Ch!na can produce. For consumers this is a problem, as those materials will be claimed by military manufacturers as priority.

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        Eh? says:

        Did BBC newsreader Hugh Edwards join you at this event and knock back a few?
        Only he’s just announced that the Eastleigh by-election will be held on Friday!

    • 145
      CensorWatch says:

      When a DeputyPM resign-s himself, does he do it by driving to Buck House or flying to Bruxelles?

    • 219
      michael james says:

      For the last 2 years i’ve been making my own beer by using the massive range of ready prepared kits.beacause you have to ferment them at home they are “alcohol” tax free.i now get 40 pints of beer anywhere from 4/5.5% and it’s as good if not better than pub beer for anywhere from £16-£25 to make 40 pints.not be long till the bastards start taxing these kits to the hilt.until then i get pissed and the chancellor get’s fuck all out of me for the pleasure…………ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!.

  2. 2
    Your my best mate, you are says:

    A subject close to your heart, Guido?

  3. 3
    Lord Rennard says:

    Sounds great. Will there be lots of young totty there for me to touch up?

  4. 4
    Normal Guy says:

    Whitehall is a cess-pit. No doubt the pub will be over-priced as well.

    You really ought to drink in more salubrious places Guido.

  5. 5
    Antileftoid says:

    Great Idea, the independant breweries and pubs need this to survive. Woodfordes Wherry is my favourite

  6. 6
    Jimmy says:

    Tax Bedrooms Not Booze!

    • 18
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      lowering the subsidy for wasting a state asset is a tax?!?

      I wonder what new idiocy you marxists are going to conjure up next?!?

    • 44
      Tight arsed Northern bastard says:

      Tax those gayers and their weddings !

    • 53
      Engineer says:

      They used to tax windows, until people bricked them up to avoid the tax. Same will happen with bedrooms – they’ll brick up the doorways and claim the room is just an unused void. Bit like a lefty’s cranium.

      • 56
        Ctesibius says:

        except the ‘bedroom tax’ is not a tax

      • 59
        Owen Jones says:

        I keep my goldfish in it

      • 108
        Con Artists says:

        I’m sure the government and uman rights brigade will make sure that muuuisssslim prayer rooms in their housing benefit paid council property, is fully exempt from this charge.

        I’m also sure government will rule Christian prayer takes place at church so the exemption won’t apply to Christian spare rooms.

        That’s the level of respect the LibLabCon have got for this country.

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          A Tailor says:

          If I screw a small sink to the wall in my spare bedroom, can I rename it as a bathroom? Will that avoid the “tax”?

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    Icarus says:

    I thought much more than a third was tax – most of it is water!

    The brewers make massive profits.

    • 11
      Rambling Sid Rumpole says:

      The alcohol is slowly going down to get around increased duty, same with spirits, make your own

  8. 9
    Rambling Sid Rumpole says:

    Make your own, much cheaper, and you also know what goes into it, assuming you are capable of doing so.

    • 66
      rick says:

      Not so cheap. When you price out the ingredients and the time taken, it often works out more expensive….in my experience. I think this is the reason why more people don’t home brew beer, wine and with a little extra effort and equipment, spirits.

      • 86
        Anonymous says:

        My husband started making his own beer when he was a skint student and has carried on for the past 25 years. It’s cheap to make,he can vary the style and it works a treat.

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          Nogbad the Bad says:

          Couple of quid for the sugar, six-ish for the kit, and use some time that you would otherwise waste, for 40 pints. About 20p per pint. Best thing is, you only need about four pints and you’re snookered. Only downside is that it goes off in the barrel after 10-14 days, and you don’t want to waste it so you are smashed for about four days in a fortnight.

          • Curly says:

            Sell the spare to the neighbours at 25p a pint and you’ll soon be raking it in (so long as some snitch does not inform the little fat taxperson)

          • Anonymous says:

            After it’s finished fermenting in the barrel my husband transfers it into sterilised plastic bottles(old tonic or pop bottles we’ve saved) and the beer will keep for months. He usually makes a winter ale in the summer which will be perfect for drinking around Christmas, then a lighter one for the rest of the year.

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          Anonymous says:

          It’s also really easy to grow your own tobacco. People were even encouraged to grow it during the war.

  9. 10
    Ed Millionband says:

    Pint of Moët, comrade.

  10. 12
    David Camperon says:

    Oooh, go on then Guido, I’ll buvare a Babycham! Leave the umbrella in, heartface.

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    Brown out and pay me damages. Where is my share of the profits? says:


  12. 16
    The Right Honourable George Osborne Mp says:

    Moët me up. Is Lizzie Cundy popping in?

  13. 17
    Edinburgh Shitty says:

    The walking I will be doing is walking to Waverlay Station and get out of this sh-ithole.

  14. 20
    Lord Rennard says:

    Come ‘ere, love. Rub my belly.

  15. 21

    Next one. Need hour or two’s notice, that’s all. Enjoy and good luck.

  16. 28
    Pryce Watch says:

    Good summary of some of the stuff presented by prosecution today:


    This seems a lot darker than what came out in the first trial.

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      Pryce Watch says:
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        They're ALL Disgusting! says:

        A woman who serves as a judge, helping negotiate the sale of a story bearing on a possible prosecutable offence? (Which I’m sure she was doing out of the goodness of her heart, and there would be no remuneration involved for her.) Not to mention that, according to the link, Briscoe and Pryce are stitching someone else up as the fall gal. Not to mention, Pryce apparently double-crosses Briscoe by giving the story to Isabel Oakeshott without telling Briscoe, leaving Briscoe to swing in the wind on a different lying-to-the-coppers rap.

        This is just SO wrong on SO many levels, as the trite phrase goes. But “trite” don’t mean the phrase ain’t true.

        • 84
          Bert says:

          >This is just SO wrong on SO many levels

          Originally coined, AFAIK, about someone farting in a lift.

          Hope this helps.

        • 176
          Casual Observer says:

          To understand the strange dynamic here one but needs to look at the backgrounds of those involved.

          Br!scoe, from what I have read and seen, I have respect for. She overstepped the mark attempting to play Machiavelli, but is a force of good.

          Courmouz!s is a genuinely bad apple. Life dealt her an odd hand.

          Her first divorce likely did the real damage, unless she was the protagonist. A smart lady who needs a strong man, but a woman not of these lands: As all, including Br!scoe, have learned bitterly.

          Non violent female sociopaths cause huge damage in societies which have cognitive blocks of the possibility.

        • 177
          Point of Information says:

          From her interviews, we know Br!scoe’s political alignment. She is a Conservative.

          That is fine, however, we should not know that as she was a sitting judge. The BBC evidence of this is on uTube.

          The ‘favor’ was more a miscalculation to help the Conservatives by having removed the bad apple known as Huhne. Dabbling a little in political dark arts likely real motivation. Further digging may reveal more as to who would gain and how this would reward her. Some rewards are above money.

          Taking that conjecture into account, the independent jud!ciary perhaps doing something to influence politics ? Now there is a can of worms which most would prefer to leave closed.

          But, given what happened with the B!ll of Rights commission last year, opening that can and giving it a clean is perhaps needed.

  17. 30
    The LIB DEV's short for Deviants says:

    Will there be any loose totty there ?

  18. 31
    Breaking news says:
    • 34
      Lol says:

      Journo my arse. Actually don’t.

    • 39
      Blowing Whistles says:

      A journo – yes a “Journeyman Traveller” of the worlds Marxist Communist dupes.

      • 74
        Anonymous says:

        a man with a journal is…
        anyone can have a journal.

        • 133
          Blowing Whistles says:

          I prefer reading SC’s pieces – at least they have some sense to them unlike your drivel.

        • 135
          Blowing Whistles says:

          And the UN have no hidden agendas whatsoever?

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            in cahoots with the IMF and their subordinate lackeys at the ECB – no doubt.

            I must remind myself of what Kissinger got up to in SA re: The IMF …

          • Not Blowing Whistles says:

            The IMF is an institution of the UN, as is the World Bank.

            The ECB ‘relaxed’ it’s IMF relationship a few years back with the Merkel-Sarkozy-Schauble plan for dealing with EZ debt.

            That was where the ESM was set up to take effect mid 2013 allowing ECB to buy unlimited Eurobonds through the IMF.

            This of course lets all institutions and bond holders off the hook for losses in what is a Europe wide bailout. Germany is set up to foot the ‘b!ll’. This is a fairly unconvincing way of synthesizing a sovereign monetary authority out of the ECB absent any other sovereign legitimacy.

            This article is quite illuminating, and given the recent drubbing Mont! go in !taly is doubly so now:


            As one commentator put it, watch out for ‘funny money’ hitting French banks.

            To your point, the ECB are not exactly lackeys, but rather is an illegitimate supranational banking entity which makes use of another, that being the IMF.

            The IMF is likely to be losing legitimacy itself soon when Gold becomes de-facto reserve standard in preference to special drawing rights. Ch!na in particular is resistant to SDRs replacing USD.

            Rejection of the IMF is another corollary from the !talian vote yesterday. The US is also beginning to tire of supporting these entities as well.

            NB: UK has been effectively shut out of all monetary decision making process in the EU since the 2011 pact was decided on. Any talk of success / veto from Cameron since then on EU monetary matters are lies. The recent introduction of financial transaction tax in the EU is clear testament to this reality.

          • Anonymous says:

            in the dark…all men in dark suits who are of the dark have.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            So none of you have the testicles to refer to kissinger the real bastard behind so much skullduggery?

          • Not Blowing Whistles says:

            Mr. K!ssenger and Mr. Brzez!nski most certainly have been involved in architecting a system of one world government which is both diabolical in stealthy implementation, and inherently unstable as a system of governance.

            There are others involved. It was not just one person.

            The balls are there, but in deconstructing say from EU / UN institutions now back to CFR and Trilateral commission policies of the 50s and 60s still sounds a bit !cke, even though is broadly true.

            Separating theory from the0sophy and outright prejud!ce / parano!a is tricky. This will emerge more clearly for many over time, but the K!ssenger link from the UK is not clear. The UK appears to dance either to or around his tune.

    • 40
      Omar O'Farell says:

      Owen Jones is the new Johann Hari – full of shit

      • 46
        Johann Hari says:

        Owen Jones is the new Johann Hari – full of shit. I drew hard on my cigarette and looked out the window at the dark, cold, night sky, into space. Space, the final frontier. Looking up at galaxies, far far away. It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Owen Jones is the new Johann Hari – full of shit.

    • 41
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      Owen, you really are a fool.

    • 60
      fruitcake says:

      Journalist? F*ck me! No, better still, f*ck Ed Balls

      • 101
        Woodward and Bernstein says:

        A journalist?
        I don’t think so.

        • 139
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Try Kissinger as the “hidden hand” boys – those of you who still are alive that is!!!

          Get me mossad NOW!

      • 106
        Jeffrey Archer aged 13 & 1/2 says:

        A journalist?
        I don’t think so.

        • 142
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Says a lying duplicitous Khunt who was bagged as having given false testimony on oath for a £500,000 payoff … Jeff – you’ve been in “their” employ ['cos you daren't and haven't got the spine to call the shot] for decades – albeit that you might not want to own up to it?

          Can I have an invite to your next hooray henry’s jolly at your place?

  19. 32
    Tight arsed Northern bastard says:

    And just how much is a pint at said Walkers of Whitehall ?
    If it’s more that £2 you can fuck off

  20. 33
    Pundit too too. says:

    Signed up for it but 2 out of 3 pubs with good beer had not heard of it and the third did not know if it was still going.
    They seem to have the same marketing crew as did the Regional Police Commissioners or whatever they were.

  21. 37
    I don't want to share the same as the Edinburgh scrounging dogshite says:


  22. 38
    The Lizzud Returns says:

    Guido, you fat bastard, you should be down the gym, not down the pub.

    • 48
      And the pissed shall inherit fuller's earth says:

      • 57
        cardinal sin says:

        the pissed certainly inhabit the earth closet

        and while we’re at it:

        blessed be the fornicators – for the rest don’t know what they’re missing

        • 192
          Curly opines says:

          .. and to think that lots of them will actually be appearing in your High Street in the not too distant future.

    • 78
      Anonymous says:

      look here…a big system is rqd to digest.
      the world is a bad unless it is seen as not a bad place.

  23. 42
    One Term Dave says:

    I promise I will continue to talk tough about immigration and benefits until after the Eastleigh byelection.

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    Pryce Watch says:
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    Lord Rennard says:

    I don’t feel right until I’ve had my five a day.

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    Anonymous says:
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      Eastleigh Voter says:


    • 67
      Thursday child is thick in the head says:

      If the voters vote for any of the LibLabCon triangle, they will get what they richly deserve, well and truly screwed.

    • 73
      Tweet as a nut says:

      Another no-show from Maria Hutchings..

    • 105
      Eastleigh Watch says:

      St3phen M!lligan was the last Conservative MP for Eastleigh, winning the seat in 1992.

      M!lligan was PPS to J0nathan A!tken, and it is rumored had been asked to stop Just!n Fash@nu going public with names of cabinet members he had had affairs with (Scallyw@g) . It is rumored that M!lligan had become aware of a powerful p3d0 ring operating in Parliament, which was partly tied to his involvement with Fash@nu.

      He died under odd circumstances on 7th Feb 1994: David Chidgey, Lib Dem, won the subsequent by-election, which Huhne won following Chidgeys retirement in 2005.

      M!lligan’s previous partner was Jul!e Kirkbr!de, who he broke up with in 1992. Kirkbr!de (Cons MP) stood down in 2010 over expenses, and joined a l0bby firm: Tetra Strategy. That l0bby firm was involved in the Werr!ty – F0x scandal of 2011.

      M!lligan’s last contribution to Parliament was in the Energy Conservation B!ll debate of the 4th Feb:


      M!lligan questioned whether the proposed Lib Dem Carbon tax would impact British competitiveness by putting UK industry at an artificial disadvantage wrt. energy prices. (First contribution: Column 1167, page 3)

      Hugh3s responded by saying that the tax would be fair as it would apply across the whole EC, and suggested as alternative VAT to be applied to all fuel.

      M!lligan was quite critical of the changes being proposed by the B!ll in that they had negative implications for the UK, and seemed to be being directed from Europe.

      The debate is worth reading as much of it will be familiar from what is being spoken about today. ie. Why not nuclear ?, Global warming is not proven, why increase costs of energy unnecessarily etc.

      3 days after this debate, he was dead.

  27. 55
    the poor bloody tax-payer says:

    beer production relies upon our high quality malting barley – priced at a premium to feed barley

    higher demand for malt = better (genuine) income for F Giles and less need for subsidy overall by the same gint

    note that wine production is heavily sub’d in continental europe – even surplus is paid for by the poor bloody taxpayer (including us) so there ain’t a level planting field anyway

    • 70
      Tight arsed Northern bastard says:

      Not forgetting that Giles then employs half of Eastern Europe to pick his hops on minimum wage , who then go on to claim just about every benefit known to man to feed their imaginary children back home all at the expense of the poor bloody taxpayer

      And our Spineless government wont do fuck all to stop it !

  28. 64
    Ann D Burnham says:

    That’s nothing, look what I said:

    Nothing to see, move along now.

  29. 68
    Silly Old Man says:

    i see the eu is demanding money back because we haven’t paid our farmers properly. Can we demand our contribution back because we they haven’t had their accounts signed off for years.

    • 77
      Hamish Macbeth (@PCMacbeth) says:

      That should be the case!

    • 148
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Do not tell the Americans about the EU having not audited their accounts for over 17 years – they’re supposedly really hot on that sort of thing.

      • 207
        Anonymous says:

        Big deal, HMRC have also failed to pass their audit.

      • 220
        Blony Tair says:

        The yanks weren’t so fucking hot on financial propriety when they were collecting debt and selling it on as grade AAA securities.

        The yanks are having a go at BP, so why are we not taking their credit rating agencies to the fucking cleaners?

  30. 79
    Person from Porlock says:

    Lord Rennard refutes these allegations

    Look up the word refute. It means disprove. Rennard has disproved nothing. He has simply denied.

    Words. they are important.

    • 149
      Blowing Whistles says:

      They are easily twisted and turned inside out by lawyers mind.

      kudos for pointing out that they – ‘words’ are important. SMILEY FACE – ‘cos people are starting to wake up … hurray!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 81
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Resign Andy Burnham you vile scum.

    • 100
      Andy Burn 'em says:

      I don’t have to resign whilst some are providing a perfect side show for me!


    • 189
      Labour is scum, utter scum says:

      Eye Lashes Burnham should be standing trial for gross misconduct whilst in public office. He wont of course – afterall, his mate BLiar got away with m..ur..d..e..r AND benefited greatly from it.

      There is absolutely no justice in this country!

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    I used to be a staunch defender of the BBC, not any more since it became a right wing Libertarian to says:

    BBC staff ballot for strike over ‘stress’


    Thousands of BBC staff could strike over rising levels of stress, because budget cuts are increasing their workload.

    • 88
      Anonymous says:

      Could they please strike permanently.

    • 93
      Thursday child is thick in the head says:

      Great the more that go strike the better, we may even get a decent and honest news service, who’s bias is zero and nor slanted to it’s real masters Liebour.

    • 153
      Blowing Whistles says:

      So they’ll all be needing the ser”vices” of the Industry that has become psychiatry then …

      Get your orders / disorders – ten for a pound …

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    Paul Mason says:


  34. 98
    William Gladstone says:

    Come on, darlin’, show us your ankle!

  35. 102
    Ah! Monika says:

    Hugh Edwards has just moved Eastleigh election to Friady. Oops

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    anon. says:
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    anon. says:
    • 157
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Just thought I’d ask a little side issue question – If it’s a free press – how come you lot didn’t expose the elm house guests et al and that hillsborough thingy?

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    No wonder the Limp Dims and Nu Labia want to shackle the press.

    • 158
      Blowing Whistles says:

      There is a lot more to the percieved perception about the so called free press – oh and the twisted rhetoric of one Lord Puttnam to boot.

  39. 118
    Owin Jones says:

    Off to wax my arsehole so he looks good in a football shirt. Ciao. xxxx” < LOL enjoy! Haha

  40. 119
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Cuunt Bliar getting a verbal blow job off Crusty Wart on Newsnight.

    • 161
      Blowing Whistles says:

      The BBC must be so ‘desperate’ that they have to drag that low-life out and give him “hot-air time” – but then he is of the legal fraternity????????????

  41. 120
    Owen Jones says:

    I went to the pub, but the barman wouldn’t serve me without ID.
    So I showed him a copy of the Independent, that I carry around in case someone wants an autograph…well..one day it might happen!..any way, I showed him the paper and he said “Get out! You’re barred you under aged, anti business, sprog.”

    I’m in the Burger King in Leicester square if you want to meet up later!

    • 162
      Blowing Whistles says:

      One has to wonder – who is behind the duplicitous promotion of this prick Owen jones – whos pulling the naive pricks strings – and is he really old enough to have read anything other than marxist propaganda?

      Isn’t he just a put up job – like so many other journos – there to cause and keep up division?

  42. 122
    Fishy says:

    Clegg, St Vincent of Cable, Ed Muddleband, before you unleash your next salvos in the class war; try to confiscate people’s wealth, tax people’s aspirations, take a look at this. OK it’s an ad, but it might just explain what drives the strivers.


  43. 123
    Ed Milibland says:

    Red Ed Noseday coming up soon.
    You can buy a red nose that squishes your nostrils and makes you sound like me!

    Only £1. And all proceeds go to the socialist party in need of cash fund.

  44. 124
    Beppe Grillo says:

    Former Tory MP ‘pinched Edwina Currie’s bottom’ as they queued to vote http://huff.to/13kOJgU “<Uggghhh!

  45. 126
    Fishy says:

    Earlier on Channel 4 News, Paddy Pantsdown says (blinking rapidly) he only heard about Rennard after the Channel 4 disclosure.

    Tonight on Sky, Paddy Pantsdown says oh look, we all picked up the rumours sometime before the Channel 4….

    Amateurs when it comes to governing, amateurs when it comes to covering their arses.

    It’s about time that the Lib Dems returned to their roll as single issue protest weirdos…they’re really not cut out for this politicing business.

    • 132
      Operation Crossbow says:

      It appears no one at Westminster is.

    • 163
      Blowing Whistles says:

      His highly paid Ken Livinscum lawyers will be briefing him in the morning – along the lines that he was ‘not acting in an “official capacity” when he made those contradictory statements’ …

  46. 127
    Ed Miliband says:

    I just looked again and there has been no change. I’m still a bit of a twat.

  47. 128
    Person from Porlock says:

    Now negative interest rates. So you can be charged for saving already depreciating pounds.

    Where do you think this is going? ‘Cos I ain’t going there.

  48. 129
    Political Analysis (FFS Dept) says:

    …and after all this, the Lib Dems are still odds on to win Eastleigh. No wonder our politicians hold us in such contempt – no matter how much they take the pi55, we still go running back to the same old, same old…

  49. 134
    Calamity Clegg says:
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      Incapable Vince says:
      • 165
        Blowing Whistles says:

        The conflicting stories [fairy tales to dupe the public] are like the soap opera that was Murdoch’s version of his truth verse Browns version of his truth … in the end the free press will get to the bottom of it all – AND I WON’T BE HOLDING MY BREATH FOR THAT TIME WHICH IS – “In nevernever[again]land”.

    • 185
      Casual Observer says:

      Senior Lib Dems including Th0rpe were aware of Cyr!l Sm!ths wrongdoings. That goes back to the 1970s.


      It is good the article is connecting Rinkagate. J@ck Str@w had some involvement in Rinkagate which was kept quiet. This came up in Newsnight interview back in 2002.

      Th0rpe known to be involved in Al@n Fr3eman’s East London parties, and had a taste for street boys. S@vile, J K!ng, J M3eks, B0othby, Kr@y twins, and a certain pop star were other notable attendees.

      D@vid St3el appears to be one of the few senior Lib Dems who was unaware of what was going on.

      • 191
        Casual Observer says:

        D@vid St3el questioned Dickens’ naming of H@yman in the house.

        H@yman was British High Commissioner to Canada in the 70s, and worked for M!6.

        Dickens’ questions were concerning the national security implications of H@yman being compromised as a blackmail target because of H@ymans involvement with p3d0ph!lia.

        The name was included in the file handed to Br!ttan, which now the Home Office cannot find. Br!ttan on twitter has tweeted no recollection of that file.

  50. 141
    A Nequiry says:

    When Deputy PMs resign, do they drive to Buckingham Palace or take a plane to Brussels?

  51. 143
    CensorWatch says:

    My, my. There seems to be a lot of censorship this evening. Is there something going on in Downing Street even Guido wants to put the lid on?

  52. 146
    now they are just taking the piss says:

    EU orders UK to return £85m in farm payments

  53. 150
    if I could explain says:

    the point about public service is that you are supposed to leave the country in a better state than it was before you started messing with it.

    • 208
      Anonymous says:

      Says who?
      The point of public service is to enrich yourself, have a huge fat pension and exploitable contacts.

  54. 160
    Tosspot says:

    Get rid of Clegg,,, save millions.

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  57. 184
    Casual Observer says:

    The L!tvinenko inquest is sort of running, however, a PII (Public Interest Immunity) order has been issued to essentially cover everything up.

    This is significant:

    H@gue signed the PII as his dept. has responsibility for M!6. Seems to be pressure from M0scow which has led to this decision, which is an abuse of PII.

  58. 194
    Rennard Mathews says:

    Somebody’s watching me
    And now I’m nervous
    And I shouldn’t be
    Somebody’s got their eye on me
    Perhaps I should invite him up for tea?
    We saw him smoking by the newspaper stand
    There’s something odd about his Gloved left hand
    Saw him again inside the old cafe
    He makes us tense
    We wish he’d go away

    We are detective
    We are select
    We are detective
    Come to collect.

    Somebody’s after me
    He left his footprints by the garden tree
    Last night when I got home
    I got the feeling I was not alone!
    Someone is on our tail
    we think they’re opening up our morning mail
    And now each time the telephone rings,
    We think of frightening thing.

    We are detective
    We are select
    We are detective
    Come to collect.

    We dress up in disguise
    To get away from all those prying eyes
    Our friends all think we’re mad
    But we know better
    ’cause the spy is bad!

    We are detective
    We are select
    We are detective
    Come to collect.

  59. 195
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:


    As of yesterday there’s cleggie lambasting the free press for revealing the grubby truth about rennard and another libdem lord, said to be rennards pal, is phoning up the victims to intimidate them into silence – to shut up the whistleblowers so to spe@k.

    Is there anyone in charge of this rabble of a political party because if there is, it doesn’t show!

    • 199
      Incapable Vince says:
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      Person from Porlock says:

      Cynical opportunism, masquerading as care, in a valueless ethical state.

  60. 197
    Hinge says:

    I used to look at politics in other countries and think it dishonest and corrupt

    British politics is the worst of the lot

  61. 201
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Time for another ‘I’m Sorry’ video ??

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    Calamity Clegg says:
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    Anonymous says:
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    The House of Commons says:

    Morning suckers.

  65. 218
    christmas is cancelled says:

    pint of reindeer piss anyone?

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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