March 5th, 2013

WATCH: Huffington Post Release Video on How They Dodge Tax

This video produced by HuffPo “Comedy” last year reveals all on “the perfect tax minimisation scheme”, utilising a “dedicated team of conscience-free accountants who each year loving nurture a crop of elegant tax returns on our behalf”. They would know… what with being based in Luxembourg in order to dodge tax.

H/T @ontablets

257 Comments

  1. 1
    Boo Goose says:

    And they huffed..and they puffed…and ..well…nothing really happened.
    No one took any notice of them, as usual.

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    • 3
      Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

      Who wants to pay any tax when it’s wasted on spongers and immigrants?

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      • 8
        Sir Bumley Foghorn MP (Much Ranting in the Shires) says:

        Spongers? Immigrants? Where? Just let me get my horse whip. The last immigrant in Much Ranting was driven back to his home village across the field.

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          Osama the Nazarene says:

          Rot in Hell Chavez.

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          • Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

            Indeed – sad times at the BBC as the their favourite ‘democrat’ traverses the Styx to his well earned place in Hades – it’ll be the usual:

            Have Your Say Send In Your Thoughts

            reserved for lefties, in contrast with the:

            Have Your Say Send In Your Reactions

            that they use for non-lefties, e.g. President Reagan.

            Beeboid tossers!

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          • I thought that avoiding paying tax was ok, and that it was only evading that was not allowed.
            I am happy to spend time dashing out for tax free coffee with all my friends in town because I think it is legal.

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          • Great day – Chavez dies, Ferguson loses the plot over a sending off, and the Rags are kicked out of the European Cup

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        • 128
          The Labour Party says:

          We love immigrants because their vast numbers are good for the economy and help British workers find jobs and affordable housing.

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      • 29
        A limp dumb says:

        I do, ’cause it’s what we do

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    • 4
      An honest Tory says:

      Presumably Guido will be relocating his operation back from St Kitts and Nevis in order to regularise his tax affairs?

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      • 14
        Casual work says:

        Does Murdoch deduct PAYE or pay cash in hand?

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      • 218
        Calidius Eroticus says:

        Presumably the entire Labour Red Flag waving organisation and all their supporters will be sharing the wealth with the people of Rochdale, Blackburn etc in the interest of solidarity.

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  2. 2
    Back in the EUSSR says:

    I note Camoron is supporting the utterly useless but very well paid David Nicholson in remaining in charge if our NHS even though this shameless wanker oversaw a hospital where hundreds of patients died of neglect !

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    • 10
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      So should Burnham and Johnson resign first to set an example?

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    • 12
      No Impunity For Crimes Against Humanity says:

      The NHS should be inspected by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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      • 219
        Calidius Eroticus says:

        My Dad went in for a day appointment and three months later died of C Diff. They did everything they could to deny he was suffering from C Diff, until we got his test results through a nurse in the family and told them ourselves he had C Diff. Then, only then did they isolate him. His death certificate does not mention C Diff.

        In January my Mum died. She had cancer, The hospital gave her a drug that caused her legs to go black through burst blood vessels. They said it was to stop her fitting, She was also on steroids that would stop her fitting. This drug was unnecessary. She didn’t die of cancer, she had an heart attack. On her death certificate the doctor put cancer.

        I hate the NHS. To me it is the most damaging aspect of British Life.

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        • 256
          The Central Scrutinizer says:

          I think that there is a reason why many people (myself included) fear and avoid hospitals. The odds of getting an excellent hospital, with an excellent Doctor, with excellent support staff – are not good enough. If one of those drops the ball – you’re stuffed.

          Unfortunately, the NHS ‘Invisibility Cloak’ is draped around all of its failures, and it is allowed to continually promote itself as some kind of modern, caring, efficient, super organisation.

          The way a hospital runs its car park says it all really doesnt it…. They see their customers (us) as cash-cows. We pay the bills to keep them all in work…

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    • 18
      FFS ! says:

      It is reported that Nicholson is a member of Common Purpose. FFS !

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      • 168
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Don’t tell the Daily Mail or the Sun then – they daren’t out all the common perpetraitors in our midst in every town hall in every police farce in every nook and cranny where the creeps exist – the DM & S only want to mention CP in connection with their rights V leveson – never mind the freedom of expression of the British Public eh?

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    • 23
      Fishy says:

      I see that Mr Speaker Bercow, after allowing Labour urgent debates in the House on anything from the economy, to the West Coast rail franchise, to horse meat and anything that Labour ask, has REFUSED the request from two Staffordshire TORY MPs for a debate on the Stafford atrocities, the Trust going into administration and the Francis report.

      If anyone ever doubted where this clown’s loyalties lie.

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    • 43
      CarryHole is a enormous Hunt says:

      thousands died, not hundreds.

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      • 50
        Co-op Funerals says:

        We made a fortune. We ‘sponsor’ a number of MPs. The two things are entirely none of the public’s business.

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        • 65
          Anonymous says:

          strange thing death…hair is dead….but it exists to give us warmth.
          strange thing death.

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          • The wizz says:

            Hope to heaven that you never have bad accident, then you’ll find out how good the NHS is. Quite possibly you might get out alive but there again you may well be short of few organs (all in the best possible cause) y’know. There again you may well contract a fatal disease.

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          • Anonymous says:

            it pays to have good health.
            accidents can be avoided by having a crisis proof life.
            but then it all requires discipline and dedicated effort.

            nothing worthwhile is easy.
            everyone has a different idea of the concept of “specialness”.
            but why.

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  3. 5
    Casual Observer says:

    No fan of the company in the vid or their products, but that ‘comedy’ effort was as funny as cancer. Actually, somewhat offensive.

    Mehdi affect ?

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  4. 6
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  5. 7
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    What the fuck is going on with Andy Burnham and Alan Johnson over Stafford Hospital. Why have neither of them appeared before the Health Care Select Committee? Why are they being allowed to keep quiet? Why is the coalition not having a go at labour?
    It all stinks! Where do Tom Watson and John Mann stand over the Stafford deaths? Oh so quiet the hypocritical duo.
    Labour the party of death.

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    • 11
      No Impunity For Crimes Against Humanity says:

      No impunity.

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      • 40
        Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

        Tom Watson is indirectly implicated in these thousands of deaths in the National Death Service.

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    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      I hold no writ for Watson, but at least he had the courage to put the child abuse matters in the public domain. I have heard remarkably little from any other MP on that topic. What I find bizarre is how quiet the most local MPs are on the North Staffs matter. The likes of David Kidney and Bill Cash almost seem to have been knobbled. And for the idiots out there – Watsons constituency is in West Midlands now, although historically in (South) Staffs.

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    • 32
      Happier times are coming says:

      Soon all these minor issues will be dealt with by our secret courts and you little people need be troubled no more.
      Just get inside the truck now.
      Of course you’re going on holiday, to the Potteries.

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      • 91
        hold them to ac says:

        Oh come off it the secret courts are only there to stop paying off people who we have evidence to convince a judge they should have been life imprisoned I’d say. Otherwise, we’ll still dish out the dosh. We’re not talking criminal trials here. I know they didn’t get one, but some m*****f*****rs don’t deserve one and its these who should not be given £100,000s. Or we can set up another school of jihad, hey hey hey.

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        • 171
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Behind the secret court stuff is a move to protect all the criminal erring MP’s from all 3 major parties who have been caught out and the move also is to hide all the legal fraternity from being prosecuted for their crimes against the British public.

          They set the courts up to protect themselves – IT AINT FUCKING ROCKET SCIENCE.

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    • 59
      Starve'em & Burnham says:

      Envy of the world.

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      • 93
        hold them to ac says:

        As to your comment. It’s just in a stupid trust that is saddled with way too much glitz and debt, with bonuses for breaking even. Debt leading to death.

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  6. 9
    A reader says:

    What’s the matter Guido? Are the interesting stories drying up now you work for Murdoch? Or are you hoping you can save them till Sunday?

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  7. 13
    anon. says:

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    • 15
      Bill Quango MP says:

      Her twitter is Hackneyed-Abbott

      political opinions she uses so often as to be trite, dull, and stereotyped.

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    • 20
      Londoner says:

      The worse instance of open racism I have ever personally seen in Hackney involved West Indians abusing some Roma opposite the Tescos at Seven Sisters.

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      • 21
        Residing in 96.999% white Merseyside says:

        Is Seven Sisters an area that has been enriched? If so I bet you stood out like a sore thumb!

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        • 24
          Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

          Yes it’s absolutely lovely living in enriched by immigrants cesspit UK.

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          • Happier times are coming says:

            Unfortunately the many Roma who had planned to come are currently held up as their transport has been eaten.

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        • 26
          Ben Elton's ghost says:

          In the 80’s it was Turks and Cypriots.
          I’m sure they’ve sold their stores and flats and moved on up by now.
          Who’s moved in ?

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          • Bolog Nayse says:

            Squatting, benefit demanding, Roma.

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          • Catty Comment (Ms) says:

            It may have been Turks and Cypriots – but at least the vast majority of them integrated and did something useful and helpful to the country, like you mentioned, opened “their stores”, rather than squat and did bugger all except wander along to collect the giro like those who shall remain purdahed.

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    • 44
      CarryHole is a enormous Hunt says:

      Auction entry to the U.K. Limit numbers to 25K and over time see what the profit maximising value is.
      Every foreigner in the country to be insured against going to prison. Reciprocal agreement with EU(SSR) countries to pay for FN jail costs. No insurance, no entry.

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    • 61
      M Portillo says:

      A left turn will suffice as long as they fall into the sea off Southend.

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      • 231
        Catty Comment (Ms) says:

        Off Beachy Head would (a) provide us with some decent entertainment and (b) be more effective. Any suggestions as to whom we should start with? Can somebody please call a Hackney Cab for our first “volunteer”.

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  8. 22
    Residing in 96.999% white Merseyside says:

    Perhaps they are all leaving the HuffPo because they’re fed up with being called animal-like kuffar or kaffir or WTF the word is!

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  9. 25

    Okay…whilst this might not portray HuffPo in the best light is this really pertinent or interesting to this stite?

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    • 27
      Just a suggestion..don't take it personally, all are welcome really. says:

      I know as a left wing intellectual you like your political thoughts pre-sanctioned by a committee of unisex suited, politburo members, but here its a little bit ….more free thinking ?

      If its not to your Pravda propagandist taste, don’t feel you need to stay.

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    • 232
      Matilda says:

      Are you a raging leftie Cockney? We all agree there is a lot wrong wiv this “stite” of Ingerland what we ‘ad ‘oped Camerloon would ‘of’ at least attempted to fix. Silly us.

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  10. 28
    Edinburgh junkie shitty moralising to others. says:

    Shurely shome mishtake.

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  11. 30
    A bit ripe says:

    While Guidos company pays tax in Nevis

    Pull the other one Geedo

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    • 37
      Tachybaptus says:

      It’s hard for those whose brain has gone a bit ripe, so let’s do it in easy stages.
      1. Tax is theft, and the stolen money is largely misused, e.g. to subsidise MPs’ booze and the comfortable life of religious extremists. (A caricature of the situation but not without truth.)
      2. Tax avoidance is therefore morally justified, and also legal.
      3. The Huffington Post avoids tax thanks to its offshore status. This is OK.
      4. The Huffington Post mocks others who avoid tax. This is hypocritical.
      5. Guido avoids tax thanks to his offshore status. This is OK.
      6. Guido mocks the Huffington Post for mocking others who avoid tax. This is also OK because he is not mocking the HP for avoiding tax, but for being hypocritical.
      There, you see? Clear as gold.

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      • 45
        CarryHole is a enormous Hunt says:

        1. Lefties are thick.
        2. None needed, see 1.

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      • 51
        Lord Clyde, a frugal Scotsman, if ever there was one, says:

        Between myself and Learned Hand, telling everyone a hundred fuckin’ years ago it already seems like, that you have no moral duty to pay penny-one more to the taxman than is absolutely necessary, you’d think some people would understand the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion by now. But N-O-O-O-O! Thicker than pigshit! That, or addicted to spreading bullshit! Or both, come to that!

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      • 60
        A bit ripe says:

        And I mock Guido for being hypocritical

        Simples

        You are arrogant and dumb

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        • 68
          BBC red bottom says:

          You know we’d love to support your comment. But even here we can’t see how Guido is hypocritical.

          Can you please explain further?

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  12. 34
    Casual Observer says:

    This is a funny one from January, which should be aired:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/14/linking-offshore-wind-farms-to-grid

    PAC was warning that transmission lines from offshore windfarms needed to get the generated power back to the grid may cost GBP 17bn and significantly increase eletricity bills.

    Now: The WTF aspect. Did they really go ahead and build a load of windfarms off shore and only worry about the getting power back to shore once the farms were completed ?

    This stinks of Huhne.

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    • 48
      Greenpies says:

      The idea was that there would be a fleet of oil tankers which would run on batteries which they would top up directly at the wind farm itself.

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    • 52
      Problems problems says:

      Even better, there’s a HV DC cable planned to go from Scotland around by the Isle of Man,down the Irish sea into Liverpool Bay by the wind-farms, up the spine of Wirral Peninsula and across the Dee to Flint Power station that’s where it will connect to the grid, cost to us saps, Iv’e no idea.

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    • 54
      Greentard says:

      You right wingers are stupid. Each turbine will have a plug socket at the bottom, citizens can go and plug in and use the electricity whenever they need it.

      Unless it is not windy. Or too windy.

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      • 58
        I'm just a common guy says:

        What about the Windmills out at sea , will they provide an extension lead from them on dry land?.

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        • 64
          Casual Observer says:

          The above article was about the ones at sea, which is precisely my point.

          It sounds very much like they are built, sometimes turning and generating, but the power is only available to fish at present.

          Not that there are many fish left with the CFP being what it is.

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          • I'm just a common guy says:

            Liverpool bay is filling up with windmills, another lot is going up now on the Welsh side and another 70odd to be built across the top of Wirral about 5 miles in the bay, they are live and operating, they have service boats going out to them everyday, if they build anymore they will end up in the Lennox gas field a bit further out, the thing you won’t get told about is the “condensate” they tanker off everyday.

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          • Casual Observer says:

            Ok – gotcha.

            If there is no sign of a 5 mile long power cable coming back to shore, those windmills will be producing power for fish. :-)

            It may be ‘foolish’ to assume that such a cable has been connected just yet. But the windmills look nice, and are being well maintained though.

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          • I'm just a common guy says:

            The Welsh ones, the cables comes ashore around Prestatyn and link into the grid, the ones that are in the bay opposite the Wirral shore the cables land at Leasowe and pick up the grid there.

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          • The wizz says:

            Think you have all missed the point really, they are our new air defence sytem to bring down hot air balloons.

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          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Notice how the windmill loving freaks are scraping the barrel – they have an army of nutters running around getting letters and article in the msm stating of windmills

            ” … but theyr’e nice looking …”

            How desperate are the freaks and their dupes – the fecking things produce feck all electricity … but hey they look nice … DOHHHHH!!!

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    • 241
      Village Idiot says:

      17billion for a bit of “twin and earth” cable,,seems a little steep!!!!

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  13. 35
    Red Egg Millitit... National Socialist says:

    This guy just does not get it, the BofE and all the other Hunts in politics or the City just DO NOT give a f*ck about the little people !!!!!!!

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/thomaspascoe/100023182/the-gap-between-rich-and-poor-will-continue-to-grow-until-we-give-up-on-qe/

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    • 36
      Red Egg Millitit... National Socialist says:

      ‘little people’ are the working classes paying the taxes……….without the expertise or money to avoid paying.

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  14. 38
    Stop tax avoidance says:

    If you want to attack tax avoidance

    Start with your boss if you are honest

    http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2012/02/29/why-is-the-sun-prioritising-benefit-fraud-when-the-tax-gap-is-100-times-bigger/

    And the raft of other major UK companies, banks etc who pay little or no tax in the UK

    Question of basic honesty old son

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      CarryHole is a enormous Hunt says:

      Since Tax funds the state and we’re for a smaller state. Being extorted less is not seen as a good thing.

      The left thinks that the state can spend money better than the people who went to the trouble of earning it can… When they avoid tax you can accuse them of hypocrisy.

      It is hypocrisy we are laughing at the lefties, not the very sensible idea of avoiding feeding the financial metastatic cancer that is the state.

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      • 71
        Flat tax FOR ALL says:

        Apparently you have forgotten about those paragons of virtue, the capitalist
        banks, which have soaked up ten of billions of our tax payers cash

        And they were not even paying much tax as well – when they were “profitable”!

        Try and get a pair of specs …

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        • 229
          Bolog Nayse says:

          Where did the ‘too big to fail’ mantra come from and why were the banks, who were too stupid and reckless to manage their affairs correctly, rewarded by the state for their mismanagement? Step forward corporatism and take a bow, along with it’s biggest friend, Gordon Brown.

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    • 180
      Blowing Whistles says:

      What about Ordinto Investments a vehicle used for decades out of the Caymans Rupee?

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  17. 53
    Skanky pants Bryant says:

    I wish somebody would close my loophole.

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  18. 55
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Just clocked some 15 mins ago on CH4 news – Lib Dem Expenses fiddler David Laws yakking on in his new job …

    DL ” … I think ….. and also minsters also believe ….”

    He used the two golden words of deceit I “Think & “believe”.

    off to watch the footy now.

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  19. 56
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Goodbye and good riddance, dear.

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  20. 63
    EU Watch says:

    The following shows the effect of Grillo being elected: FTSEMIB dropped to -3.4% weekly return.

    Global Equity Market Performance (local indices / Europe)
    Price Return %, local CCY (1 Week)
    
    Austria ATX     : 1.90                   ▐█████▌
    Denmark KFX     : 1.80                   ▐█████▌
    Poland WiG      : 0.90                   ▐██▌
    UK UKX          : 0.70                   ▐██
    Switzerland SMI : 0.60                   ▐█▌
    Germany DAX     : 0.60                   ▐█▌
    Norway TWSE     : 0.20                   ▐
    Stoxx600 SXXP   : 0.20                   ▐
    Spain IBEX      : 0.10                   ▐
    Netherlands AEX : 0.00                   │
    Hungary HUX     : -0.10                  ▌
    Belgium BEL20   : -0.20                  ▌
    France CAC      : -0.20                  ▌
    Sweden OMX      : -0.50                ▐█▌
    EuroStoxx50 SX5E: -0.50                ▐█▌
    Greece ASE      : -1.30               ███▌
    Portugal BVLX   : -2.70          ▐███████▌
    Italy FTSEMIB   : -3.40        ▐█████████▌
                            ──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┼──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──
                             -5 -4 -3 -2 -1  0  1  2  3  4  5
    
    (DataStream / Local Index Compilers / Goldman Sachs Global ECS Research)
    
    

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    Casual Observer says:

    Here are the YTD figures leading up to the week above.

    Global Equity Market Performance (local indices / Europe)
    Price Return %, local CCY (YTD)
    
    Switzerland SMI : 11.40                  ▐███████████▌
    Denmark KFX     : 10.70                  ▐██████████▌
    Greece ASE      : 9.10                   ▐████████▌
    UK UKX          : 8.20                   ▐████████
    Norway TWSE     : 5.80                   ▐█████▌
    Portugal BVLX   : 5.00                   ▐█████
    Hungary HUX     : 3.70                   ▐███▌
    Stoxx600 SXXP   : 3.30                   ▐███
    EuroStoxx50 SX5E: 3.20                   ▐██▌
    Belgium BEL20   : 2.90                   ▐██▌
    Austria ATX     : 2.80                   ▐██▌
    France CAC      : 1.60                   ▐█▌
    Germany DAX     : 1.30                   ▐█
    Spain IBEX      : 0.20                   │
    Sweden OMX      : -0.70                 ▐▌
    Netherlands AEX : -0.90                 ▐▌
    Poland WiG      : -2.40               ▐██▌
    Italy FTSEMIB   : -3.70               ███▌
                            ──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┼──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──
                            -15 -12-9 -6 -3  0  3  6  9  12 15
    
    (DataStream / Local Index Compilers / Goldman Sachs Global ECS Research)
    
    

    !taly is clearly off, the Greek ASE is not doing too badly though.

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    • 70
      Miasma Marx says:

      Nice use of Unicode there, CO.

      Kudos from 2.80!

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    • 72
      Goldman Suchs and the barrow boys says:

      The Mafia have withdrawn cash support from Italy

      But they will come back to the market when the level is right

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      • 73
        Fraud spotter says:

        Mario Monti will find an off balance sheet method for bailing out Italy

        Like he did when he was with GS before!

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  22. 74
    cough says:

    electricity pylons are really close to the grid and could support a reasonably sized windmill.

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    • 78
      Engineer says:

      ….and there’s enough power going through those cables to keep the windmills turning, too.

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  23. 75
    Jail the bankers says:

    26 out of 27 EU countries vote Britain down on banksters pay

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288330/Osborne-launches-bid-block-EU-cap-bankers-bonuses-Ireland-warns-stands-little-chance-success.html

    It’s about time you all woke up to the criminality and mayhem caused by your banks – to the British as well

    And it they want to piss off to Timbukto, good riddance

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  24. 80
    Skanky pants Bryant says:

    Would somebody please plug my loophole!

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  25. 84
    Turkish Delight says:

    Man U dumped out of Champions League. Yessssss!

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  26. 89
    Owen Jones says:

    Last one: Cameron’s 2012 speech after http://www.gizoogle.net http://gizoogle.net/tranzizzle.php?

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  27. 90
    Casual Observer says:

    The following demonstrates the effect of the UKIP (or Conservative) vote split in the South West.

    If the Eastleigh by-election result was repeated over the South West in a GE tomorrow, with the following gains / losses in each constituency:

    2013 Election: Eastleigh Changes
    Party|Change (%)
    ----------------
    Con  |    -13.96
    Lab  |       0.2
    LD   |    -14.48
    UKIP |      24.2
    

    The 2013 GE would result in the following seats changing:

    2013 Election: South West – Based on Eastleigh Result
    Constituency               |Change    |Majority (Over)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Gloucester                 |Con-->Lab |   7.60% (UKIP)
    Kingswood                  |Con-->Lab |   8.12% (UKIP)
    Plymouth Sutton & Devonport|Con-->Lab |   1.17% (UKIP)
    Somerset North East        |Con-->Lab |   4.24% (UKIP)
    Stroud                     |Con-->Lab |   12.36% (Con)
    Swindon North              |Con-->Lab |    0.57% (Con)
    Swindon South              |Con-->Lab |   5.95% (UKIP)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Bournemouth West           |Con-->UKIP|    0.65% (Con)
    Bristol North West         |Con-->UKIP|    0.39% (Lab)
    Camborne & Redruth         |Con-->UKIP|    6.08% (Con)
    Filton & Bradley Stoke     |Con-->UKIP|    0.68% (Lab)
    Newton Abbot               |Con-->UKIP|    1.97% (Con)
    Truro & Falmouth           |Con-->UKIP|    0.79% (Con)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    St Ives                    |LD-->UKIP |     1.53% (LD)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    

    The picture changes as follows:

         2010 | 2013 | Diff
    -----------------------
    Con :  36 |  23  |  -13
    Lab :   4 |  11  |   +7
    LD  :  15 |  14  |   -1
    UKIP:   0 |   7  |   +7
    

    This would suggest that of the SE, E, and SW of England, UKIP has the highest chance of picking up seats in the SW with a repeat performance of Eastleigh in all constituencies.

    Combining previous for East England using same assumptions, that could put UKIP in a 10 seat position across those three regions.

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  28. 95
    Fuck it says:

    Chavez is dead. Time to fucking party you lefty cuuntz

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  29. 105
    Rodney says:

    Hugo Chavez has croaked.

    Gives Ken Livingstone an excuse to open another bottle of scotch.

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  30. 106
    Owen Jones says:

    Sad to hear that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has died

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    • 110
      Lady Margaret Fuckter says:

      Did I have him round for tea, dear? Was he True Blue and did he take sugar?

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      • 114
        Sir Mark Thatcher says:

        DIE, you fucking bitch. By the way, Mummy: The Suburu is low on gas and the tires need some air. May I rummage in your handbag one more time?

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    • 122
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      It’s possible that happened awhile ago . But the left, being what it is, covered it up in hope of hanging onto power.

      Leftwingers are not good at democracy. We should know we’ve just emerged from 13 years of leftwing dictatorship.

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      • 125
        Residing in 96.999% white Merseyside says:

        You’re lucky. In 1997 we emerged from EIGHTEEN years of dictatorship!

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        • 150
          The wizz says:

          No that was strong Government. You all wanted it and got it, but it was too hot in the kitchen and so the wets bttled. At least she put the Country first, unlike the Blair/Brown conspiracy.

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    Come Upance? says:

    Exclusive: Chilcot Inquiry to challenge official line on Iraq
    ‘Authoritative’ report will draw on unprecedented access to Blair-Bush emails.
    Independent.

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    • 158
      The Sun says:

      45 minutes away from finally learning the truth

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      • 199
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Did Alistaire in the Soup leak the Hutton report to Trevor Kanavalaugh at the British public?

        Funny how no one persued the leaker of the report [unlike the man in the woods] – rather conveniently eh Trevor?

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  32. 111
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    What on earth is the huff post? It sounds like a newspaper for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!!

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    • 116
      Ariana H's edible hamster says:

      I resent that characterization. We are a quality publication with extremely diverse editors, and good quality content. No where else will you find Brazil’s Ms. Bum Bum covered in such detail alongside outright !slamist propaganda.

      We are the left’s most respectable organ.

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      • 123
        rebekah aka nellnewman says:

        What can I say ?

        Most of us middle England folks have not heard of you and if we had I doubt we’d read you.

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        • 130
          Tessa Tickles says:

          I flicked through it once, and it’s frankly a load of crap.

          I doubt anyone anywhere ever flicks through it twice.

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  33. 113
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-chilcot-inquiry-to-challenge-official-line-on-iraq-8521715.html

    hmmm. chilcot going to expose bliar’s lies about the origins of the Iraq War.

    I’ll believe it when I see it!!! bliar has loads of cash and can buy the silence even of chilcot.

    We shall see what we shall see!

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  34. 117
    Saffron says:

    This Nicholson NHS asshole is another of the lessons will be learn’t brigade of which we hear endlessly.
    I watched this pompous overblown self opinionated idiot today,no remorse whatsoever as to the deaths on his watch re mid staffs.
    The parliamentary select lot makes one wonder what they are all about seeing that four members failed to show up.
    All of this fiasco happened on Liebours watch who were setting the target driven agenda which led to people dying who should have not.
    The Francis report highlights this and yet to date no one but no one higher up is being questioned or held to account.
    Postman Pat,Hewit and mascara man,where are you,please explain despite being told what was going on,YOU DID NOTHING OTHER THAT COVER IT UP WITH MASSAGED STATS.
    Please explain yourselves to the many people who lost loved ones because of your target driven to make yourselves look good.
    Finally when you look at the three jokes that are the political parties of this country,it seems to me that they are all pissing in the same pot,don’t you all think that it is time that the electorate of this land should be saying,well yes we have now lear’nt the lesson and next time round we will get rid of you.

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  35. 119
    Owen Jones says:

    May Allah bless Guido Fawkes & Old Holborn for their generous donations…. http://fb.me/10aAU8AZX

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    Socialist Dictators R Us says:

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    • 139
      Socialist Dictators R Us says:

      Errr. We need to look @ at own policy, regarding free-speech, before casting aspersions, I would suppose. YEAH?

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    • 159
      Democracy? says:

      That’ll be the guy who launched a coup d’etat in 1992.

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        Casual Observer says:

        And then brutally crushed all opposition and persecuted most sections of the press who tried to carry the news of the opposition.

        What OJ doesn’t get, but the Venezuelan’s are finding out right now to much personal pain is how the socialist utopia down there was paid for.

        Digging into the figures, and what the last government got up to is more shocking that looking at what Labour did in the UK.

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  37. 141
    Hugo Chavez RIP says:

    A soldier for justice has died. RIP. The struggle continues.

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      Ghost of Chavez says:

      That’s the soldier that ensured that the country with the biggest natural resources second only to SAudi ARabia could not keep its street lights on.

      That Chavez?

      A soldier indeed

      You have obviously never been to Venezuela I can tell.

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  38. 143
    Has Maggie lost her Thatch yet? says:

    Is Thatcher dead yet? Well, if you get to enjoy Chavez dying, we should enjoy Maggie dying.

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  39. 144
    My other car is a... says:

    The South Korean car manufacturer Kia has scrapped plans to call a forthcoming model ‘Provo’ in the UK…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21678741

    Apparently the exhaust note was to be voiced by an actor. So let’s have some fun, who can think of some politically correct/incorrect names of cars…

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  40. 146
    Ghost of Chavez says:

    bi bi

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  41. 151
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wished Hugo well.

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    • 157
      Ed Balls says:

      *sob*great,great man*sob*

      I wonder if anyone could possibly fill his recently departed shoes?*sob*

      More lasagne anyone ?

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      • 163
        Andy Burnham says:

        We need the NHS cancer treatment to be as good as Cuba’s….look how well Chavez is doing…er…wait a mo’…

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    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white says:

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      It's too late now, we're back! says:

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        Too far and way too fast says:

        The European Union is a wonderful thing don’t you think?

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        Casual Observer says:

        Lots of attention is directed towards Golden Dawn, but it is Syriza who have been much more direct and aggressive:

        http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/14/protesters-occupy-greek-finance-ministry-office/

        Syriza, the extreme left, are gaining in popularity over New Democracy, Pasok are all but dead in the water now following austerity.

        What can be seen unfolding in Greece now is a ‘strategy of tension’. The far right are being blamed, but on closer inspection it is the state acting directly against its own people, but blaming the right in some cases:

        h**p://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/04/greece-police-local-terrorist-arrests

        h**p://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/12/greece-cant-take-any-more

        The military will support whichever party are most in line with their interests, and have stated they will not get involved with any insurrection.

        h**p://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/07/syriza-sacks-mp-for-backing-turkey/

        Note in the above video’s the Turkish flag was being burned, as well as the EU flag.

        The humiliation of the Greco-Turkish war (1919-1922) is being re-propagandized at present.

        That is not a healthy development.

        Especially as Greece and Turkey are in direct competition at present over securing production rights on the recently discovered (2010) East Med oil and gas reserves.

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  43. 165
    The NHS under Labour says:

    I’d celebrate if Patricia Hewitt died. She was health secretary during the first two years of the Stafford scandal. Now she’s making lots of money from her various consultancy roles. I hope she dies of cancer.

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  44. 166
    Casual Observer says:

    Average house price data for 2012 Q4 published soon.

    In the mean time, this is what has been happening to average real UK house prices according to Nationwide…

    220000 ++---------+----------+----------+----------+----------+---------++
           +   **A*   +          +          +    UK Real House Prices **A*** +
           |**A    A                                                         |
    210000 A+       **                                                      ++
           |          A                                                      |
           |           *                                                     |
    200000 ++           *                                                   ++
           |             A                                                   |
           |               *                                                 |
           |               *                                                 |
    190000 ++               *                                               ++
           |                A                                                |
           |                  *      **A*A**A**A**A                          |
    180000 ++                 *                    *                        ++
           |                  A*  **A               A                        |
           |                    *A                   ** **A**A               |
    170000 ++                                          A      *             ++
           |                                                   A**A**A*      |
           +          +          +          +          +          +    *A    +
    160000 ++---------+----------+----------+----------+----------+---------++
         2007       2008       2009       2010       2011       2012       2013  
    

    In 2012 Q3, real house prices had declined by 24.15% since 2007 Q3 (5 Years), 4.39% since 2011 Q3 (1 Year) and 0.98% since 2012 Q2.

    Anyone who purchased in 2007 is likely looking at serious negative equity now.

    Incidentally, a 25% loss in value will require a 33% rise in order to get back to flat, ignoring inflation.

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      My home is my castle says:

      Trouble is that house prices were going bananas from the late nineties — half the problem now is that a correction should have happened as early as 2004-2005. If it had happened then, it would have been painful — I would say that prices now are up to 100 per cent what they should be. Government held down interest rates to protect mortgage holders for ten plus years, but the bubble must burst — fatally rather than painfully, the question is when, not if… PS was one of the reasons for mass immigration to keep demand for housing stock high?

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      • 192
        Doctor It says:

        Boring and pointless.

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      • 206
        Casual Observer says:

        I think the reason the UK welcomed migrants were more for the following reasons:

        i) Ideology at the time (collectivist multikulti)
        ii) Cementing relationships with certain foreign countries
        iii) Increasing the tax base
        – Pensions and other unfunded state liabilities are the big elephant in the room, and the demographic projections as baby boomer generation retired were pointing to national insolvency
        iv) Helping to reduce the cost of certain sections of the labor force through competition.

        There may have also been desire to use the increase of migrants as reason to expand the size of government as well under the Labour administration.

        Agree with you fully. Greenspan triggered the credit bubble with low Fed rates, and similar happened in Europe when the Euro was forged. Brown’s ‘light touch’ regulation introduced in 1997 sealed the deal. It is from about that time that the requirements for lending went out the window and things started getting silly.

        Would have been better for correction in 2000/2001 when the mini recession occurred as dot com boom ended, but alas that didn’t happen.

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    • 189
      Stating the obvious says:

      Who gives a fuck about “house prices” ? Have you learned nothing over the past few years ? House prices are bollox and no more a sign of your wealth than a steaming pile of shite. Let me explain for your idiotic mind, when your house goes up in value, so does everyone elses, now can you work out what that actually means ?????

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      • 196
        Casual Observer says:

        Those with a mortgage tied to one purchased near the high will care somewhat, as they are now caught in a negative equity trap.

        The house price increase was a reflection of debt being accumulated not wealth being created. It was also showing where inflation at the time was being hidden in the economy, and also laid bare the credit bubble which was forcing many assets at the time up.

        Now, my idiotic mind actually knew all of that at the time, which is why I did not bother to get involved with it preferring Gold and for a time equities.

        As this credit bubble deflates, which it is doing now, do you know what is going to happen next ?

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    Socialist Dictators R Us says:

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  46. 176
    Red team vs Blue Team says:

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  47. 177
    How to spot a lunatic administration 101 says:

    Carackers claim Chavezs cancer was the fault f America.

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  48. 194
    Twist in the Tail says:

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  49. 197
    Socialist Dictators R Us says:

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      Just asking says:

      I wonder what she’ll post when Margret Thatcher passes away?

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      • 211
        Diane Abbott MP says:

        Huge reefer. Mushy peas. Horse bubbling nicely.

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      • 236
        The left accept no other view but their own says:

        Actually that’s a good point…the Guardianistas(inc BBC) are already in “Evita” mode(without seeing the irony of THAT) and almost on the brink of demanding full state mourning and decrying any perosn who they term “right wing scum” for daring to challenge Chavez’s deeds and memory and accusing them of being “unfeeling bastards” yet they see no contradiction in terms by rejoicing in the future death of Thatcher….but then again that socialists for you

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    • 235
      Oh do Fvck Off Abbot! says:

      you scvmbag Abbot! Go rot in hell with your scvmbag chum Chavez!

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    • 249
      Raving Loon says:

      Who morns a tyrant?

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  50. 198
    Not the MSM says:

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  51. 210
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Melanie Phillips in on QT this week.

    Gawd help us from that old duplicitous bat – do clock a copy of her duplicitous bilge in the D Mail of Mon 25th Feb – for some future references. Her days of spinning bull5hit are nearing an end.

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  52. 216
    Jokes says:

    They’re all caracas in Venezuela.

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  53. 228
    albacore says:

    With Cameron’s backing, what could he be lacking?
    Catastrophic cockups ain’t no cause for sacking
    He reckons that you learn by first making messes
    Two peas in a pod, his and Dave’s thought processes

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21668229

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    • 239
      labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

      Oh that caring bbc, how they care about refugees, how they care about the poor in the third world, how they care about the folk in privately run old peoples homes, how they care about those on the dole receiving free money, how they care about asylum seekers getting all they need, how they care about the families of illegals. But they don’t care about the deaths in the NHS because that would be to admit something is rotten on the sacred golden territory of socialism.

      How long ago was the deaths at Mid Staffs talked about on this site alone? How many investigations has the caring bbc done into it?

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  54. 237
    Owen Jones says:

    WWE mourns the loss of legendary manager Paul Bearer (William Moody), who passed away Tuesday evening. http://wwe.me/iq5Ea

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  55. 238
    Owin Jones says:

    This is a wonderful video tribute looking back at the amazing career of Paul Bearer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qnF6lDcjvM … – Man it made me tear up :’

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    Owin Jones says:

    How the fuck is it March already.

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  58. 247
    Owin Jones says:

    bbc qt is in Dover tomorrow. Panel: Diane James (#UKIP), Stephen Twigg (Labour – Education), Bob Crow (RMT), Melanie Phillips (Daily Mail).

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      I don't go left or right, or backward says:

      Stone the Crows me old mucker! Hope he’s calling for more overtime pay, we can hold everyone to ransom.

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  59. 250
    the impartial observer says:

    Very off topic, of course, but a quick glance at the Media Reader panel opposite gave me “SamCams’ Red Nose Day WG | BBC”
    For a moment there, I was convinced she’d found some useful employment.

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