March 15th, 2013

Dave v Nick and Ed Leveson Showdown in Full


124 Comments

  1. 1
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

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  2. 2
    Huge Grant says:

    We need to deal with this in statute. I mean it’s not as though 1200 people died of neglect in an NHS hospital

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      jimbo jones says:

      And of course the fact you got caught with a prostitute in LA (funny how the lefty elite don’t criticise such “sexist” behaviour but a few working class men liking Page3 is something for them to get upset about) has nothing to do with your vendetta against a free Press.

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      • 97
        Labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

        Your shurley not suggesting that is why our very own Hune Grant is campining to have a state run press?

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    • 124
      Divine says:

      Oh fuck off you Hunt.

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  3. 3
    Jack Anory says:

    Click? I don’t want to point my cursor near Ed Miliband.

    Behind his weirdo mask lurks a dangerous man who thinks he knows best. He wants the whole country to fall into line behind his pro-scrounger “one nation” ideology.

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    • 27
      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      That’s Marxism in a nut-shell.

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    • 28
      jimbo jones says:

      The same question should be put to all these fanatics who want a state controlled press:

      Which articles and what beaviour that are currently not illegal would such a body outlaw?

      I doubt they could answer. Phone hacking already is illegal. Beyond that? What else should be banned? If a millionaire celebrity wants to take drugs and shag hookers they will get exposed and so what?

      Read the Leveson report – there are quite sinister references to a need for articles to be balanced – in terms of politics, race, gender etc. We’ll see some body of do-gooders and Guardian readers informing the Sun they must stop having Page3, they must not publish article x y or z because it doesn’t portray the EU/immigration in a positive light, they must employ 50% women writers etc. We must stand up to this.

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        Chris says:

        Well said.

        Only politicians are like car salesmen. They’re not interested in helping you drive better, they want to sell you a new car. A politician lives to introduce new legislation rather than fix or enforce existing laws.

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        CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

        I think there’s a public right to know if someone is arrested for doing something illegal (such as getting a BJ in a public place from a hooker).

        It undermines the luvvies brand when they’re outed as hypocrites with views no wonder should take special interest in. So they want to ban us from finding their flaws! They really must go.

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        • 56
          jimbo jones says:

          True.

          The thing is we have to admit some of the Press, like all parts of society, are scum bags. Some break the law – such as hacking. Others print absolute trash such as the Daily Star, Razzle, the Guardian, Asian Babes magazine etc – but saying we support freedom of speech means we support their right to publish such things, subject to the rule of law and laws of libel etc within a free society, not that we agree with them all.

          It’s very sad to see this essential freedom be attacked. The Left controls academia, the BBC, the education system, is gaining control of the police and armed forces (I know men in both, you wouldn’t believe how much diversity re-education they have to undergo), the fire brigade, even bloody wikipedia – and you just know it frustrates the hell out of them that people continue to buy the Sun, Daily Mail, Express and Telegraph. Listen to that twat Steve Coogan and it’s pretty clear he just hates the Daily Mail and wants it out of business.

          I guarantee that any press regulation will very quickly be used by the feminists to try to ban Page 3.

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          • CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

            >the Guardian, Asian Babes

            Let’s not put the Graunaid and Asian Babes in the same lot. Asian Babes is a mag that employs loads of women without coercion, and sells without extortion.

            The graunaid is subsidised by a car-mag via a tax dodging trust and is mainly bought with extorted money to fund jobs paid for by extortion. It is wholly immoral.

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          • CastIron Cameron says:

            Actually just as important source of revenue for the Guardian is public sector job adverts. These keep the paper going and ensure that our public sector is dominated by trendy lefty wankers.

            I give you a cast iron promise I will do nothing to change this. Or investigate their alleged tax dodging practices.

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  4. 4
    Mars Attacks! says:

    The Jolly Good, the unbelievably bad and the fugly.

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  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    All the luvvies should fuck off to Scotland where Salmond wants to introduce state regulation of the interweb as well as the press. As Mel Gibson says; FREEDOM!!!!

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    • 14
      Sea Trout says:

      I think when it comes down to it, those living in Jockshire are likely to say “Och aye, not the noo!” to the Leaping Salmond.

      It will be an upstream fight for him.

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        Keep Our Press Free says:

        The fact that Salmond wants to introduce state control of the press tells us all we need to know about this shameful idea.

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        • 38
          Sea Trout says:

          Has he thought of emancipation for the recently conceived in Jockshire to try and bring in a “yes” vote? It could be a postal vote – although I dread to think of where the voting slip would have to go.

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        • 50
          CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

          Only good news will be allowed in New Darian.

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        • 112
          Holly Grieg says:

          Aye the bastard, and who pulls his strings I wonder?

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      • 74
        E.Joyce says:

        I like a good fight

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    • 41
      jimbo jones says:

      I think one glimmer of hope we all have is the interwebs. Even if the Guardian readers manage to get control of the dead tree press then they still can’t control the interwebs without China-style control – of course the more twattish bed-wetters would want that but even some guardian readers/bbc fanatics would say no.

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    soiniciulacht says:

    Click anywhere you like for the non-existent coverage of retroactive legislation being introduced by DWP

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    • 9
      Chris says:

      Too right. We need emergency laws to stop precious taxpayer cash going to the workshy scroungers and their greedy lawyers.

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      • 29
        CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

        In fact anyone found to be able bodied whilst claiming, should have to pay it back until they can prove they were disabled.

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        • 55
          Fred says:

          Any able bodied person who claims Disability Allowance (or what ever it is called today) should have their legs broken to show them what true disability is.

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    Tom says:

    There’s a mistake in the second line of the Draft Royal Charter: it reads ‘Our other Realms and Territories’ when it should read ‘Her other Realms and Territories’.

    I hope the rest of the document doesn’t continue in the same vein…

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      Brutalist archetype says:

      I would think it is couched in terms of the crown, which is non gender specific

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    Casual Observer says:

    This is all b/s.

    You would have thought they had enough with the BBC bilge.

    They should be prioritizing the NHS deaths fiasco.

    Why is Nich0lson still in office, and why has Burnham et al. not been arrested yet ?

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    • 25
      Stop the facists says:

      When the media is muzzled, the public won’t ever find out about cases like the Staffordshire NHS deaths.

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      • 31
        CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

        All thanks to “National News Service” doing to news what the NHS does to patients.

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      igiveup says:

      Because NOBODY is ever held to be responsible. They all love to hide behind the collective skirt.

      BTW – Broon should be in jail for sabotaging this country – but it ain’t going to happen.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The whole Leveson debacle is a charade against what is in “The Public Interest”.

    How many individuals from “The Public” have truly had any say in matters about how to control a corrupted press? It’s all showboating and chicanery.

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    • 24
      Pliny the Welder says:

      I have to agree with your sentiments on this, BW. But should we seriously put ultimate control of the fifth estate in the hands of a corrupted political class? Can you imagine Watson, Burnham, Miliwatt, Balls, Clegg, Cameron, Ferage (*insert any deity of your choice* forbid!) with their hands on the levers of press and freedom of speech!?

      Better a free but flawed press, that can be sued and pursued, than a Goebbels-esque charter for politicians with much to hide, and therefore bury.

      If luvvies and the sort of people who are famous in their own lunchtime want it to defend their privacy, my gut reaction is to tell them to bugger off somewhere else then – it was publicity and the press that made them!

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      • 30
        Anonymous says:

        “The public” have been hijacked by the pro-Leveson lobby in an attempt to strengthen their case.

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      • 33
        Casual Observer says:

        Better to prosecute the wrong doers under the existing law as they should have been, rather than use that as leverage to do this.

        Should not be forgotten when most of the extreme bad press stuff took place and under which government. Labour are utter scum.

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          East India Company Wallah says:

          My guess is Labour know there is an avalanche of information about their incompetency while in power ready to burst through the floodgates,wouldnt it suit them fine if all reports had to be approved by a spin doctor (think Alistair Campbell) in the interests of balance

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      • 36
        Point of Information says:

        The press will not be muzzled. They will be reduced to the same pathetic state as the p3d0 infested BBC.

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        • 42
          Pliny the Welder says:

          Please accept my support on that point, Point of I, and rearrange the words “man, give, cigar, a, that” with my compliments!

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      • 52

        You left off the biggest manipulator of the lot. Campbell.

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      • 60
        Rt Honourable MPs says:

        Look, just because we got caught by the free Press stealing millions from the tax payer through the expenses scandal doesn’t change the fact that we are the ones who should decide which newspapers should be given a new newspaper license and which should be closed, such as the Telegraph and the Sun.

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    • 39

      Agree without reservation.

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  10. 12
    Ollie says:

    It’s not statutory regulation. Stop being a moron.

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    • 46
      Piers Moron says:

      Did someone call? If it’s with a subpoena, I’m not in, and won’t be back this century, as I’m attending the funeral of my career, which has just died.

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  11. 13
    Mark Wouters. says:

    hello,
    The Black death skeletons found within days ,resemble camerons and cleggs Government ! nealy gone wayhey!!!!!!!!!

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  12. 16
    Paniagua Solo says:

    The 2 unwise Monkeys

    Nick Clegg – Hear no Evil & See no Evil combined

    Ed Millibrand – Thpeak no Weevil

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    • 20
      Bluto says:

      For someone that hears and sees no evil Clegg is pretty deft at being an evil b*****d.

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      • 32
        Magaluf Engerlander says:

        I think this is a very good training video for how Calamity Clegg’s management style works – oh, the 60’s seem so far away!

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        • 54

          The sixties are as far away today as the Boer war was when you were born.
          {assuming you are a 60’s flower child}

          Frightening isn’t it?

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          • Tay King-dePisse says:

            Here’s how old some of us are, the Rt Hon Mr Quango:
            I can even remember 1914-18 veterans being brought together to be honoured for Golden Jubilees of their service at the same time Second War veterans were, for their Silvers.
            Can you believe it, there actually was a time long ago when we thanked people for their service for King and Country!

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        • 99
          Magaluf Engerlander says:

          Sadly, a fifties fiftiy-er!

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    • 89
      Vince says:

      Why do they call me the Memory Man? I do like a big girl but for the life of me I cannot recall why.

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  13. 17
    Shocked and Bored says:

    Dave’s link takes you to horse meat wholesaler site for some reason? The other one looks like a link to gay wedding planning site so didn’t bother.

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  14. 18
    Bluto says:

    The kicker is the power to hear third party complaints. This goes against the traditions of English common law and the concept of actual harm being done to a complainant.

    A paradise for taxpayer funded grievance lobby groups – as if they are not already powerful enough.

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    Jessicaca Reede, Guardian writer says:

    The media is institutionally sexist and racist and needs statutory control to make sure newspapers like the Sun can’t continue to publish page 3, which demeans all women, or continue to publish stories that might lead someone to disagree with the policy of national enrichment through immigration. You’re all sexist.

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    • 35
      jimbo jones says:

      I’ve read her twitter – she’s a dopey cow indeed – everything, absolutely everything, is sexist, especially if it includes any reference to beautiful girls.

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      • 53
        Lars Christmas-IgaveUmyheart says:

        Yes, but to be fair, she does have nice tits, AND makes a lovely cup of tea for Alan Rubbishier whenever he asks.

        So what if she sometimes speaks when the men are talking – surely we can indulge her little fancies, hm? We ARe bigger than that, after all.

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        • 58
          Al Rubbisher says:

          I’m too busy learning to play my shiny new piano to bother with the workers. I do like Jessicaca’s accent though and it’s always better to employ a foreigner than one of those hideous English workers. To be honest everyone in my office rants day and night that everything is sexist.

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    Postal Vote says:

    Dear, dear, a UK headline in 2013 can include the words “liberal”, “democrats” and “regulation of the press” linked with “argue for” or “press for” (ha ha) or “vote for” all in one go. Who would have thought that in 1913?

    Societies can digress, as Niall Ferguason has written.

    From next week on UK citizens are in same boat as Hungarians and those further east. Good luck!

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    Paniagua Solo says:

    So by this rationale, Clegg and Brand Milliband should also bring in legislation to …

    Prevent Nonces or Power from rogering children.

    Or bring in legislation to stop MPs making up false expenses invoices

    Or bring in legislation to stop Ministers lying under oath and getting their partner to take the speeding points.

    Or bring in legislation to stop pissed MPs lamping someone for nothing in a bar

    Oh wait…

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  18. 45
    Eric Joyce says:

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  19. 51
    wornish says:

    Just done a word for word comparison and I really struggle to see any material difference in the two versions. Politics being put before people.

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  20. 57
    David Lammy says:

    The PM tells the Pope:

    “The white smoke over the Falklands was pretty clear.”

    This tweet from the PM is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the Falkland islanders?

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    • 68
      Diane Abbotapotamus says:

      Wacist

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    • 75
      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      LOL I wonder who did that awesome joke for Dave.

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    • 78
      Dicky Dawkins Does Dallas says:

      Well, he could have told the dopy old bugger to try being on a battleship full of soldiers and sailors, sailing away from a nuclear submarine NEAR the Falklands, if he would like a graphic demonstration of the answer to the Tangoing skull-and-lipstick president demanding the Falklands “back”?

      They are only closest to Patagonia on the mainland (about 280 miles, or more than London to Paris – now THERE’S a thought!) – nowhere near “Argentina.”

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      • 87
        Tachybaptus says:

        Eastern Patagonia is part of Argentina. Did you think there is a country called Patagonia? Not that I am supporting the Argentine claim to the Falklands in any way.

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        • 101
          Dicky Dawkins Does Dallas says:

          You make my point beautifully for me – my point IS that when Argentina gives Patagonia back to the Patagonians, we might feel inclined to talk about the Falklands, but no one should hold their breath.

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          • Dessert rat says:

            And what about Mexican territories annexed by the US of A, Texas, California for starters!

            Good project for Barry

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    It’s strange how labour did nothing wrong, how anything that is good from the coalition is lib-dem, and how everything that is wrong is the fault of the tories. Now surely the law of probability says that’s a fucking load of crap.

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    • 90
      East India Company Wallah says:

      Of course thats the myopic world view currently being promoted in all sections of the media-complete bollocks
      Now can anyone tell me why Clegg is called a Liberal?

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    • 119
      Dessert rat says:

      When Millipede gets elected he will repeal the fucking law of probability

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  22. 61

    Please be advised that you are taking up valuable bytes of digital information that could be for something useful.

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  23. 63
    Mrs Jones at her wits end with young Owen says:

    Owen, it’s no pudding for you tonight dear. Now go and wash your hands and get to bed.

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  24. 65
    Don't give a Shit About LieBore, UKRAP and the Limp Dumbs says:

    Owen, you little rabid hamster-boy! I did like your point “Failing to address the huge levels of inequality that exploded in the 1980s.”

    Well, when I say “liked” what I mean is it made me chuckle! Sadly the facts just don’t agree – a bit like a Labour Party WMD dossier really- you see inequality actually accelerated from 1997 onwards – go on, check with the NSO… you’ll be shocked, I know I was! Well, when I say shocked, you’ll feel more like winded to realise that just one stupid half-sentence highlights your tribal, shouty, ill thought through, “right on comrades” attitude that serves to make you as blind as the “neo-nazis” you hate so much.

    Now do go away and think rationally, there’s a good lad. Say hello to that disastrous old hag Polly for me.

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    • 93
      WoRaft ChIHUAHua says:

      If you want to say hello to her in person and have nothing better to do on Sunday night 17 March, and nothing better to spend your money on, Polly Toynbee has kindly condescended to appear in person at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge.

      “Toynbee will be discussing her most recent book Dogma and Disarray (written with David Walker) and the state of our government, the next election and the Welfare state. “

      Please note there are NO concessions available for this talk – not even for disabled feminist pensioners – so if you want to hear her push her own book, you’ll have to pay up to £22.50, and there’s a booking fee on top.

      https://cambridgeartstheatre.purchase-tickets-online.co.uk/public/show.asp?shcode=10380

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    Johnny says says:

    “Click on Dave to see his proposals for the future of the British press, click on Nick and Ed to see their statutory alternative…”

    My proposal – do nowt. The press got out of hand because the Police were in on it. Now that has reduced somewhat the law is being applied to both the press and some bent coppers. Can’t we have a politician simply say to the public – if you don’t like what the papers do, stop buying them?

    The state should have little or no interest in the media neyond preventing monopolies (including the BBC).

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  26. 72
    Hamspam Chowder says:

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      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      I don’t see that.

      Play word association and say Islam. You 9/10 times get the word Hunts back.

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  27. 73
    Wyle Cop says:

    RIP Norman Collier. One of the real comedians.

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    The true face of Islam and Labour says:

    According to the Times, Lord Ahmed blamed his prison sentence, for sending text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal crash, on pressure placed on the courts by J*ws “who own newspapers and TV channels”.

    The Muslim peer allegedly told an Urdu-language broadcast in P*kistan that the judge who jailed him was appointed to the high court after helping a “J*wish colleague” of Tony Blair during an important case.

    He allegedly claimed that his imprisonment was related to J*wish disapproval of his support for P*lestinians in Ga*a, which he visited in 2008.

    A Labour spokesman said: “The Labour party deplores and does not tolerate any sort of anti-semitism. Following reports in the Times today we are suspending Lord Ahmed pending an investigation.”

    In 2009, the P*kistani-born property developer was jailed for 12 weeks for dangerous driving after sending and receiving text messages minutes before his car crashed into a stationary vehicle on the M1 near Sheffield on Christmas Day 2007.

    Martyn Gombar, a 28-year-old Slovakian who was in the stationary car, was killed.

    Lord Ahmed was later freed by the appeal court after serving only 16 days of his prison sentence.

    The Times said it had obtained video and audio of an Urdu-language TV interview, believed to have been broadcast in April last year, in which he discussed the decision to sentence him at Sheffield crown court, rather than a magistrates’ court with lesser sentencing powers.

    He allegedly said: “My case became more critical because I went to Ga*a to support P*lestinians. My J*wish friends who own newspapers and TV channels opposed this.”

    Channel 4 News tried to reach Lord Ahmed for comment, but was unsuccessful.

    He told the Times that he had “no recollection” of the P*kistani TV interview, adding: “I’ve done a lot of interviews. If you’re saying that you have seen this footage, then it may be so, but I need to see the footage and I need to consult with my solicitors before I make any comments in relation to this.”

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    • 105
      Richard says:

      How does somebody only do 16 days for killing?
      What an insult and injustice to the deceased and the family.
      Forget all this other shit, decent people should be angry about this.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    TONY………. ALASTAIR

    The Iraq War has killed more than 190,000 people and will cost the US $2.2 trillion, far exceeding initial 2002 estimates of $50 to $60 billion, according to a new analysis. About £ 10,500 per life.

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  30. 91
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    Still no news of the horse meat.

    A few more stories like this and it will all be forgotten .

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  31. 94

    Tonight

    EIGHT HOUR COMEDY SPECTACULAR
    Its ‘RED’ Ed NOSE DAY

    Pledge your money to help alcoholic MPs and their victims of workplace bullying and thumping.
    Help the starving MP of Hackey-Abbott

    Just £5 will keep a pilgrim from having to be subbed by the union.
    Just £10 will ensure Gordon Brown has the 24 hour care he so desperately needs.
    £20 ensures there will be enough postal votes for all of the incoming Romanian and Bulgarian families, and all their friends back home.

    So dig deep for the comedy stylings of Ed ‘bouncy’ Balls and Mrs Dromey.
    Andy Burnham’s magical disappearance.
    Harriett Harman, Angela Eagles, Caroline Lucas, Hazel Blears and Polly Toynbee ‘s hilarious ‘alternative page three’ topless / bottomless show {not suitable for miners or anyone operating heavy machinery}

    Please,please help raise money so Joyce Thacker can move the children most in need of a progressive reeducation away from UKIP voters.

    RED ED

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  32. 96
    Casual Observer says:

    The differences:

    i) First, Labour version fails to have ‘draft’ in background, and is not as well laid out.
    ii) Definition, Section 4 (functions), Para 4.1: Labour includes clause d:

    d) reporting on any success or failure of the recognition system.

    Schedule 2: SCHEME OF RECOGNITION

    i) Recognition: Para 5 missing from Labour version.

    ii) Labour rename ‘Exception reviews’ as ‘Adhoc reviews’

    iii) Differences: Conservative / Labour on following paras:

    9a/8a, 11b/10b

    Schedule 3: RECOGNITION CRITERIA

    i) Following different: 5f, 7, 16, 18, 23

    NB:
    8C. A self-regulatory body should provide non-binding guidance on the interpretation of the public interest that justifies what would otherwise constitute a breach of the standards code. This must be framed in the context of the different provisions of the code relating to the public interest.

    Schedule 4: INTERPRETATION

    Following stands out:

    i) Para 1b:

    1. For the purposes of this Charter:

    b) “relevant publisher” means a person (other than a broadcaster) who publishes in the United Kingdom:
    i. a newspaper or magazine containing news-related material, or
    ii. a website containing news-related material (whether or not related to a
    newspaper or magazine);

    d) a person “publishes in the United Kingdom” if the publication takes place in the United Kingdom or is targeted primarily at an audience in the United Kingdom;

    e) “news-related material” means:
    i. news or information about current affairs;
    ii. opinion about matters relating to the news or current affairs; or
    iii. gossip about celebrities, other public figures or other persons in the news.

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  33. 102

    Ve hev vays to shut you up.

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  34. 107
    Anonymous says:

    “TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING!” Is the Queen a Meerkat?

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  35. 108
    Friday night is music night says:

    If our four main political party leaders where film stars in what roles could they excel?

    Dave would be ideal as the smarmy, chinless wonder who marries the heroine because her family won’t let her marry her true love, who is not of sufficient social standing. Of course she eventually ditches Dave and runs off with her real love, leaving Dave a sad, lonely, unsympathetic character living alone in his big house. He may also excel playing vicars.

    Red Ed would play nerdy boffin types (Q in James Bond for instance)and could probably score in non-speaking roles playing disturbed characters.

    Nick should be in Cowboy and Indian films, as he most certainly speaks with fork tongue, however, he may do well as a Robin Hood type action hero in cut price, cheap, British B movies. Would probably be derided by critics as being too lightweight for the role.

    Finally, Nigel is probably the only one of the four who would make a convincing villain. Ideal as a ruthless big company CEO who orders cover-ups and murders. Also would probably do well playing up-market car salesmen.

    Anyone see any Oscars??

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  36. 109
    Peter says:

    Mr Cameron, don’t you dare start supplying arms to Syrian rebels. They are as much our enemies as Assad is. If you wish to do something positive then help the refugees who have fled Syria especially the innocent children. Don’t give arms to the rebels which will result in the deaths of more innocent children. I am very displeased with you and your Government as it is. Do not cause me any further annoyance!!!

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  37. 114
    Derivatives Dosser says:

    Dave once talked about a bonfire of the Quangos.

    7.2.
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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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