March 14th, 2013

Labour and Tories Square Up Ahead of Monday Showdown
Pairing Withdrawn With No Exceptions

Looks like we’re heading for a big old showdown on Monday. Guido understands Labour have withdrawn all pairs for select committee delegations on Monday. Removing the slips revokes permission not to be in Parliament for the crucial Crime and Courts bill wrecking amendment. The Tories have “reluctantly” followed suit, with no exceptions. Business will run beyond 10pm – it’s going to be a long day…


  1. 1
    Pope Burgerlo says:

    Boys boys boys! I’m looking for a good time!

  2. 2
    Pope Buggerme says:

    Give back the Falklands.

  3. 3
    Brutalist archetype says:

    I wonder if that means Gordon Brown will make an exception and actually show up for work?

  4. 4
    Sir James Savile, Friend of Israel says:

    Mazel tov!

  5. 5
    Guido says:

    cause i want growth, i haven’t seen my 2″ shmekel in years

  6. 6
    Con Artists says:

    Becky Br00ks has been in and out if court this week… Why nothing written about this ?

  7. 7
    Owen Jones and the Temple of Doom says:

    How much do you earn from your writing? Enough to live in a nice comfy middle class area? How about housing some of the poor you claim to care about? What’s that? No fucking chance? You can’t allow riff raff into your home when you’re having dinner parties with Laurie and Polly?

  8. 8
    Owen Jones says:

    My moral compass tells me there must be fizzy pop and bags of sweets for all children

  9. 9
    Red Ed says:

    Where’s Gordon?

  10. 10
    Owen Jones and the Temple of Doom says:

    That was in reply to Owin Jones.

  11. 11
    Guido's boss says:

    talking of sucking nip round fat boy and give old Rupert a blowjob.

  12. 12
    Andy advises Frau Merkel says:

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I like fizzy pop.

  14. 14
    Woodward and Bernstein says:

    Only those with something to hide or an agenda to push seek to control the press.

  15. 15
    I hate leftie traitors says:

    I wish someone would ram a hot poker up Anjem’s rancid arse. But a leftie traitor would probably pop up to tell us we should respect his traditions.

  16. 16
    free your women says:


  17. 17
    SP4BS says:

    I’d quite like them not to lie.

    But that doesnt really seem to be on the agenda anyway.

  18. 18
    Tony Blair says:

    Sorry, all my expense forms were mysteriously shredded. And Dr Kèlly killed himself with a couple of aspirin and a nick on the wrist. Ok?

  19. 19
    Franky v Dave says:

    I reckon Dave will have his work cut out with this New Pope. Not only does he consider the Falklands as Argentinian soil but he also does not approve of Gay marriage and gay adoption.

    Two out of Three ain’t bad mind.

  20. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    Pope Francis causes an apostrophe dilemma in MSM. They’re all over the place

  21. 21
    Pope Beergoggles says:

    Come, my son. All over my face.

  22. 22
    Owen "hammer" Jones says:

    We will hammer it home

  23. 23
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Did he carry out some sort of inquiry into the NHS?

    Meanwhile Miliband starts talking about regional banks, just as the Spanish and Germans did, and find out that their continental banking system was just as fucked as ours.

    Did the Hunt teach Voodoo Economics 1001 at Harvard or was that just Balls?

  24. 24
    Gordon Brown says:

    These days I don’t get out of bed, let alone goto to the HoC shit-hole for less than £2m

  25. 25
    The Old Fella says:

    Geedo’s lord and master

  26. 26
    Paniagua Solo says:

    As someone said on here last week …

    Children using tax payers money to fight with each other

    Vote UKIP – at least so we get some new children

  27. 27
    Dan Hodges' Quote of the YEAR says:

    “Today is a great day for Hacked Off. But trust me, it will prove a disastrous day for Ed Miliband.”

  28. 28
    Paniagua Solo says:

    Rub some pedigree chum around it Owen and you will be fine

  29. 29
    Dee Lusional says:

    Only those with something to hide are against Secret Courts.

  30. 30
    Paniagua Solo says:

    ‘Andy’ used to love a beer and a one night stand when he was a student, the hypocritical fucking shitstain.

  31. 31
    The Gummint says:


    We have plenty to hide, and we are in favour of secret courts

  32. 32
    Northern Bumpkin says:


    It’s t’Pope isn’t it?

  33. 33
    Will says:

    newspapers should be allowed to publish whatever story they want.

    Even if that means people like Christopher Jeffries and Robert murat are wrongly implicated, however individuals should equally be able to sue newspapers for large sums of money if they unfairly implicate someone and not just get £10,000 pounds in damages, if the damages was equal to the newspapers sales on that day, then they would take more care in stories.

    Publish what you like but expect to face heavy financial damages if you get to wrong.

  34. 34
    Huge Grant says:

    Nasty people having a go at my friend Ed.
    I just want you b**tards to leave me alone, even if I do take your money by appearing in sh!te films.

  35. 35
    We had The Reformation and Dissolution of the Monasteries in Britain says:

    As we are not a Catholic Country does anybody care what he thinks ??

  36. 36
    Pope on a Rope says:

    A young choirboy catches his priest spanking the monkey. “What are you doing Father?” he asks. “It’s called masturbating”, the priest replies, “And you’ll be doing this soon”. “Why’s that father?” “Because my wrist is killing me”.

  37. 37
    Will says:

    hugh grant your only bitter because you got caught being given a blowjob by devine brown in LA.

    Q. What the difference between actors and prostitutes.

    A. At least prostitutes are honest about what they do

  38. 38
    Pope on a Rope says:

    “Hailed Pope”
    is an anagram of paedophile.

  39. 39

    No wonder people like me outside of the Westminster Village think you are all a selfish bunch of petty children.

    FFS get a grip you arseholes – you are supposed to be running the country not stamping your feet and having hissy fits

  40. 40
    SP4BS says:

    Only Guido.

  41. 41
    Nice one! says:


  42. 42
    Pope on a Rope says:

    “Hailed Pope”
    is an anagram of p@edophile.

  43. 43
    Popbitch says:

    Which member of the Lib Dems was
    chatting on Grindr while in
    Brighton at the party conference
    last weekend? He was trying to
    remain discreet by not sending
    any face pics but blew his cover
    by whining on Twitter about the
    WiFi charges at his hotel. The
    same hotel that appears in the

  44. 44
    atheist says:

    I find it best to ignore old men in colourful dresses who touch up choirboys and worship a mythical being.

  45. 45
    SP4BS says:

    what would they pay if Christopher Jeffries ended up dead?

    Trouble is, they have the money to pay for better lawyers.
    Unless of course they’re on the trail of someone rich and able to screw them over. I’m thinking of Archer and Saville there.

  46. 46
    Brillo exposes the LIE says:

  47. 47
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    Hugh Grant’s quite happy to use the press to publicise his crap films.

  48. 48
    Hugh says:

    In the interests of press accuracy, she was sucking not blowing.

  49. 49
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Yeth, we mutht resthpect internathional inthstithuthions.

  50. 50
    Tom Watson says:

    I don’t do a bad job, I’m also fluent in bullshit, hypocrisy and direct threats

  51. 51
    Bishop of Falkland says:

    P*ss off you monk pervert.

  52. 52
    Plod Tactics says:

    It was the Police who stitched up Christopher Jeffries. It’s a common tactic of there’s if they do not have enough evidence to make a charge stick to brief the press off the record in the hope that the headlines will encourage witnesses/past victims to come forward.

    No one complains when it works ie Savile, West etc

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone have a problem with Tim Loughton’s speech?

    The implication is that they can disclose the details of the surgery subjects in the house. Is he also mirroring the behaviour of his constituent and ridiculing him.

    This is a criminal matter. If that fails him, then he has to suck it up like all of us, that are failed by the Police.

    The answer is never to fall to the abusers level.

    Maybe the MPs need to look at their own recorded behaviour before they take matters into their hands and take public revenge. Frustration at the authorities is not an excuse. If it is a valid excuse then please confirm this, so that we can publicise our MPs disgusting behaviour.

  54. 54
    Alexander Pope says:

    Thought you were only interested in Euros these days, seeing as they’re worth far more than gold.

  55. 55
    Rachel Reeves...Not the Brightest button in the Box says:

    They are called building societies Rachel. Durrrrrr

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Can we start to express this as a percentage of our total energy needs.

    Dividing out electricity is like saying inflation is based on only Tesco prices.

    Do not fall for the statistics of the biased proponents.

  57. 57
    The Head Guardianista cares. says:

  58. 58
    Tosspot says:

    Quote of the day : No business in the world could be run on a Model of the NHS.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    We had them. They were destroyed.

  60. 60
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:


  61. 61
    Tosspot says:

    Life has taught me, people are only hurt by the truth….not sarcasm… and Guido is very good at exposing, just that.

  62. 62
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Who was ‘governing’ the Country at the time of the banking crisis ??

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    They are expressed as a percentage of our electricity needs, what could be clearer?

    Wind is supplying 1.5 % of our electricity needs which should not be confused with total energy needs as that is a totally different thingy which takes into account gas/petrol/diesel/ etc that are not used to generate electricity. Things like central heating, cars, lorries, planes, iron works, mines, ships, factories and the the BBC

  64. 64
    Paniagua Solo says:

    We almost had one –

    But the ‘interested parties’ would not let it be a proper bank. Its a closed shop you silly woman.

  65. 65
    The Coventry BS says:

    Not all by any means.

  66. 66
    At least Santa stops after the third hoe says:

    If you think my “brown” was divine, you should see my “pink”

  67. 67
    BBC says:

    Evil Tories who need to detoxify their brand.

  68. 68
    vote Bunga Bunga says:

    Nobody gives a fuck about this any more. Dave is finished and so are the Tories. He didn’t win last time and can’t recall last time a sitting government improved its share of the vote – if they did its because they were popular – he isn’t.

    Labour to come in borrow more, spend more, enter stage left IMF. Labour doesn’t have the balls to make the necessary changes as they would upset their natural vote – unions, public sector, benefit recipients. In 1910 £1 bought $7, its now less than $1.5, $ parity is where we are headed because the weak leftist generations of the 20th century. The socialist generation sold its children’s future.

  69. 69
    46 Mutuals says:



  70. 70
    BBC policy guru says:

    Soon to be whipping boy of the Rome seminary.

  71. 71
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Part of the problem in Spain was due to the croynism and corruption of Spanish regional assemblies and regional banks.

    Could be only last week that El Pais were running stories about how dangerous Bankia’s collapse might be.

    Voodoo Economics 1001 from Ed Miliband – incidentally does anyone know exactly which aspects of Economics Ed was teaching at Harvard ten years ago?

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    My point entirely.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Energy is energy. The means to transport it to the user is immaterial.

    Why differentiate?

    If someone created a bio diesel would you think it was right to compare it only to the supply of heating diesel?

  74. 74
    BBC policy guru says:

    Yes let’s have some more mini-trials by Media Question Time anyone. Let’s pick a juicy name. The Queen.

  75. 75
    Huge Rant says:

    In my latest role I am pretending to be a political campaigner for regulation of the press

  76. 76
    BBC policy guru says:

    (I have promised the Crown Jewels to Fiona Bruce.)

  77. 77
    Mike says:

    Hamish Mc Rae of the Indy pointed out we do no have a banking crisis we have a regional banking crisis-Northern Rock, Bradford and Bingley, HBOS all lent money for a housing bubble. RBS lent money to everyone while Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC were relatively soun. Standrad Chartered was in good shape. Spain is a good example where regional banks have been pressurised into lending money to schemes many of which were over sold.

  78. 78
    BBC Head of Broadcasting Standards says:

    Mr Neil, please will you make your way to HR where your disciplinary interview panel is waiting.

    Although not wishing to pre-judge the outcome, will you also empty your desk.

  79. 79
    Fishy says:

    Didn’t they have one in Halifax once…the one, Foghorn, that you used to work for. How are they doing now?

  80. 80
    hold them to ac says:

    You are an economic doom-mongerer, who feels like many on here that a competent UK could be built. Run by UKIP for the people, not fleecing them for money. Just as a better thought for the day what if UKIP overtake the LDs in the local council elections, will they be included on an equal footing for the run-up for 2015. If so they will get the 37 MPs, or more, as indicated earlier in a chart from a poster based on the Eastleigh result spreading around the country.

  81. 81
    Eddie the Beagle says:

    I thought that was one of the traditions. They used it on Gaddafi.

  82. 82
    Apostate Apostrophe says:

  83. 83
    Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

    Over my dead body. Long live LIB/LAB/CON. Cheers!

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    “like central heating, cars, lorries, planes, iron works, mines, ships, factories and the the BBC”

    Central heating – ground source heating is electric. All others too wasteful.
    Cars – will be moving to electricity
    Lorries – vs. frieght by electrified rail
    planes vs. electrified trains
    Iron works vs. recycling by electric arc furnaces, rolling mills
    Mines – They use electricity! Even some drag lines use electricity.
    Ships – I’ll give you that one
    Factories – Huge electricity usage.
    BBC – That is not a need.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    “Retail giant Sainsbury’s has dropped a bombshell on Bingley by suddenly shelving plans for a desperately-needed store in Main Street.

    The scheme to demolish the former Bradford & Bingley headquarters …”

    Not far away from her.

  86. 86
    Another Atheist says:

    I prefer to worship environmentalism, humanism, liberalism, Marxism, or whatever other sentimental tosh is fashionable from time to time.

  87. 87
    Jay Kay Rowling-Inmoney says:

    Hey! I’ve been looking for writing inspiration to make my second billion squid!!

  88. 88
    Prostate Apostate Apostrophe, He, He, He! says:


  89. 89
    Grauniad says:


  90. 90
    Helpful suggestion says:

    Don’t be shy, give us a clue…

  91. 91
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Millipede was gifted his house by his dad and thus had no need to even know of the existence of building societies and the very good service they used to supply before many of the old established ones got greedy and turned themselves into “banks” – this enabling them to go gambling with their savers’ deposits.

  92. 92
    Thugs 4 Hire says:

    That can probably be arranged pal….. ask doc David….

  93. 93
    Weygand says:

    Having turned the BBC into a propaganda machine, our leftie aristos now wish to do the same with the rest of the media.

    It’s like the French Revolution in reverse – and the price of booze rather than that of bread provoking riots in the street.

    We need a guillotine motion tout de suite.

  94. 94
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t recall a crisis

  95. 95
    vote Bunga Bunga says:

    Nah. We’re definitely fucked.

    UKIP = a giant distraction as with anything re Europe.

    A true Tory Govt would have dealt with the planning laws to spur construction, axed the union-led public sector jobs, capped all benefits and made them all stringently means tested and threatened to withdraw from treaties unless control over borders/immigration restored forthwith and built the bloody T3 at Heathrow to create jobs and economic activity.

    vote Bunga Bunga. What’s the worst that could happen?

  96. 96
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Then charge all newspapers an annual levy that can be used by the likes of Jeffries in such cases.

  97. 97
    Point of Information says:

    And, one suspects more recently, shamelessly using a charity as a front for avoiding capital gains tax.

  98. 98
    Gidiot says:

    Another Tory Shite.

  99. 99
    Point of Information says:

    So that would mean that gas is producing 38.5% ?

    Now if that info can be got into the part of HMP Wandsworth where that Huhne scum is existing that would be excellent.

    (The other lags should be made aware that their mums and loved ones are facing higher fuel bills and bleaker lives as a result of that guy)

  100. 100
    Point of Information says:

    That of Gordon Brown.

  101. 101
    Herman van fuck-brain says:

    It is good, isn’t it ?

  102. 102
    Inthe Know says:

    Just what hold does Murdoch have over Cameron that makes PM behave like this?
    All answers gratefully received.

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    My money’s on Brian Paddick!!!

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    Let’s just say I’ve ‘met’ him – he’s very hot and a big boy!!!

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