March 19th, 2013

Hugh Grant Admits “Enormous Delight” From Tabloid Smears

These are Hugh Grant’s thoughts on the redtops from when he was the guest on the Desert Island Discs radio show some years back. They make very interesting listening:

“You can’t really moan. Sometimes you think it would be nice if the tabloids didn’t dig up every skeleton and lie and smear and all those things, but on the other hand when they lie and smear and poke fun at other celebrities it gives me enormous delight. So I can’t be too hypocritical.”

Oh really…


362 Comments

  1. 1
    John says:

    We all say shit like that. No-one likes to admit someone’s getting to them.

  2. 2
    We are mushrooms says:

    I’m sure the BJ gave you enormous delight too

  3. 3
    John says:

    He’s still a twat though. Just giving him the benefit of the doubt in this case…

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    What an arse!

  5. 5
    Simply Divine says:

    I remember Hugh’s enormous delight. Even after all these years!!

  6. 6
    FairBobby says:

    There must be something wrong with us when we give credence to the witterings of a second rate actor.

  7. 7

    Now that was a find!

  8. 8
    anonymouse says:

    Miliband and Cleggy are are couple of Poodles. I bet Grant loves taking them for walkies.

  9. 9
    superman says:

    He is being honest unlike the criminal Morgan.

  10. 10
    Stupid Arseholes says:

    So once you have an opinion you can’t change it even if it comes to light your personal freedoms and liberties were impinged upon?

    GREAT STUFF YEAH.

  11. 11
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    Is he still getting the BJs from cheap tarts though?

  12. 12
    damned impertinent questions says:

    I cannot say he is a hypocrite or I may be sued. Indeed,in 1995 or now he could just be lying

  13. 13
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    He will thank you for that, he’s always regarded himself as fourth rate!

  14. 14
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Is that what the hooker said to the Daily Mail?

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Second rate actor, first rate tw#t

  16. 16
    damned impertinent questions says:

    I don’t think its that attractive

  17. 17
    Default PIN says:

    Yeah, Guido is really butthurt over this whole affair, even though he keeps saying it won’t affect his US based servers.

    So that idiot Hugh makes a statement to make himself seem less of a prick? And? Like anyone other person person does.

    C’mon Guido. You used to be so much better than this crap.

    I could have dug this up looking at any old post-Hooker TV interviews on Daytime TV. He guff this bollocks all the time.

  18. 18
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    ‘Lie & Smear’?
    So what part of the ‘getting blown by a $25 hooker/humiliating his girlfriend in public’ was either of these then?
    He paid the money and took the choice, he’s working in Hollywood and knows the territory, and you can be darned sure there’s stuff he’s done in his time that’s 100 times worse which hasn’t been reported.
    I used to have time for him, limited as his range was, same as Coogan, but they’re just basically narcissistic twats who can’t play anything other than themselves and I wish they’d just now sod off out of our face.

  19. 19
    Default PIN says:

    Who cares?
    You think that needs exposing over real news?

  20. 20
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Posting once again..

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-19/cyprus-oh-irony

    If you’re government won’t obey the law, why should you?!?

  21. 21
    Paul says:

    So what. Changing the law is about protecting the Dowlers and McCanns, not movie stars.

  22. 22
    Guy Martin to win TT2013 says:

    It’s less depressing than real news so “yes”

  23. 23
    Liz Hurley says:

    And he’s a damp squib in bed.

  24. 24

    So what age can one automatically become too hypocritical, Hugh?

  25. 25
    Didn't Liz Hurley do head? says:

    +1

  26. 26
    M102 says:

    LOL

  27. 27
    Council tennant with a spare room says:

    future generations will look back on this small dicked hypocritical fecker and curse his name … thought I get that in before I’m rounded up for “seditious thoughts and words against his celestial godness hugh” – sentence death by hugh grant movie.

  28. 28
    Wake Me Up says:

    Stiff rich posh actor who plays exactly the same part in every film speaks.

    Yawn.

  29. 29
    Grant hasn't had a hit in a decade says:

    Look up what Daily Show host Jon Stewart said about Grant after he appeared on his show. Called him the worst guest ever and said he was abusive to the entire crew and treated them like shit. Grant has a long history of being a total shit. It’s not to condone hacking, but Grant is just about the worst person to represent victims, as he’s a slimy arsehole.

  30. 30
    This comment is not for publication says:

    ” “

  31. 31
    Hurlie Burlie says:

    His girlfriend stuck pins in her dress while hanging onto Grant’s arm. The pair were screaming out for press attention, then. Now these idiots want complete control over their own media image.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    I think his views nearer the event would be more genuine than 10 years later surely ?he didnt suffer career wise from the prostitute episode and nobody forced him to pick her up. He has just become more up himself in the intervening years, and more of a fool.

  33. 33
    Banned Royal British Legion dominoes club says:

    Do these Government epetitions actually work? I bloody hope this one does.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/47317

  34. 34
  35. 35
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    Eleventeen is a good age.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Stuck up, public school twat.

  37. 37
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    your eek!

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Pilferer Laws on the news. They have no shame.

  39. 39
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    Could anyone lend me a fiver?

  40. 40
    Muzees trying to take over says:

    I was in a Sainsbury’s the other day and when it came to my turn to be served by one of the muzee looking cashiers, he shook his head and pointed to his colleague who served me instead. I knew the reason of course. I had a bottle of wine and pork mince in my basket. It amused me but it’s still disgusting that we have to put up with this in our own country.

  41. 41
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Never give credence to anything said by someone paid to pretend they are someone else.

  42. 42
    vote Bunga Bunga says:

    This unutterable c#unt probably wants everyone that blogs about him sentence to watch Love Actually, Four Weddings and Notting Hill on endless loop.

    The fact he made these films means there is nothing we can do to him to ever get even so putting him regularly through the stocks of red top abuse following his tawdry sex life is more bearable than watching his performances. He looks more animated and interesting when he’s genuinely pissed off anyway.

    PS Guido – get a FOI request in to identify the rich wanker funders of Hacked Off.

  43. 43
    Roger The lodger says:

    That clip must be 10 years old. Scraping the barrel a bit guido.

  44. 44
    Headline Searchbot says:

    Hugh Grant humiliates David Cameron

    Thatcher. No! No! No!

    Spot the difference

  45. 45
    Big Tom Sizemore says:

    God, listening to that poncey little stuck up voice takes me back. It reminds me of when me and Wesley Snipes used to hide in the bedroom cupboard waiting for the little shit to leave.

  46. 46
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    A one and two noughts? Admit it, you made that number up! The biggest number I’ve heard of is a squillion and that only has a four noughts in it.

    You’ll be telling me that four is greater than two next.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    I am surprised that the British public has not tar & feathered these fucks out of office yet

  48. 48
    Chris Huhne says:

    Squeal!

  49. 49
    Fishy says:

    Is that really you, Liz?

  50. 50
    Ed Miliberk says:

    Sshh!! Please don’t leak our manifesto!

  51. 51
    Liberty is Dead, Long Live Something Else says:

    Grant is a mere figurehead

  52. 52
    Handycock says:

    Did someone mention a ten year old?

  53. 53
    or well donkey benjamine says:

    what faux stain of guido fails to see in his obsessive ferreting
    is
    perhaps
    implicit in the words
    HACKED OFF
    a phrase that has traditionally evoked
    the straw doll on camel’s breaking back
    the mile that took hastily from given inch
    there comes a point
    etc
    cliche
    basically
    freedom of speech should help us all laugh and be accessible to the common (wo)man
    not a nasty operator mover and shaker
    poking around to make money from lowest base

  54. 54
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember our manifesto

  55. 55
    East India Company Wallah says:

    From where I am looking it appears he has hired a wifelet to impregnate
    Its certainly seems a stiff business arrangement rather than a love affair

  56. 56
    Dennis says:

    Should av told the muzzie twat to fuck off back to Islamistan.

  57. 57
    Fishy says:

    Signed

    On the details passed on to friends

  58. 58
    you must be 'avin a laugh says:

    default PIN is close to truth account entry
    respec’

  59. 59
    Fishy says:

    AND the details passed on…

  60. 60
    Huge Rant says:

    Well of course, now that we’re multi-millionaires we obviously want our grubby little fans to keep their distance.

  61. 61
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    ‘I can’t be too hypocritical’. If you’re a lefty, you can never be too hypocritical.

  62. 62
    Default prat says:

    You could have dug it up.
    But you didn’t.
    Guido did.

  63. 63
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Yes, folks, just like you, I’d get a bit titillated by reading about the scandals of celebrities– but then years later my career stalled. That’s when I got religion, ladies and gentlemen! I realised that schadenfreude was sinful! I shouldn’t feel good when this one is bonking the nanny and gets her with child, or that one is arrested for coke, or t’other one crashes the car whilst under the influence– even if I might have had the roles they had been playing, if I were a better actor!”

    If he can pull THIS one off, he’s a much better actor than I gave him credit for!

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    What happens if a general website says something truthful about a Judge?

    Now with a woolly specification of a news web site will the judge be able to assign punitive damages in favour of his fellow law society member. It seem the only people to gain are those that have chosen to should stand up and be counted. They put themselves in those positions, they should be able to take it.

    For those that are not in the limelight and are victims of the press they have to work their way through the regulators that will block any access to real justice. For those that have not experienced the stupidity, and blocking, of Ombudsmen and regulators please take my advice and never go near them. Their schemes are intended to avoid justice at all cost.

  65. 65
  66. 66
    Testarossa says:

    H. grant. is obsessed with keeping his tang ping po girlfriend a secret. Ditto his tiddly wink off spring. English men who cannot procreate with English women (scots, irish , welsh, exempt) are very odd indeed.

  67. 67
    A loose ball says:

    What would Boris have done?

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Clearly the Pasty tax wasn’t radical enough for his own back benchers and Osborne really should be thinking bigger and nastier.

    How about a Tax on babies milk and rusks?

    That’ll teach those shirking undeserving poor toddlers! Its shocking how most of these under five’s don’t even try to find work! George himself already had his first million by the time he was five (admittedly it was probably his Dad’s and it was silted away in a nice tax efficient trust fund….)

  69. 69
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Yeah right. Like YOU enjoy reading in the paper about your addictions, or how you beat your girlfriends.

    Or how you got honeytrapped and robbed last week:

    http://laist.com/2013/03/18/tough-guy_actor_tom_sizemore_robbed.php

  70. 70
    Operation Crossbow says:

    So are we really going to end up with a situation where a US website or paper runs a story about a celebrity fucking a 10 year old boy up the arse, but the UK media won’t be able to report it?

    I think not.

  71. 71
    Muzees trying to take over says:

    I wish but I’d be arrested and charged and sent to a re-education camp to learn about our muslim superiors.

  72. 72
    Labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

    Many may find this unbelievable but believe it or not I have never watched any of those films. Quite a feet I would say considering the amount of times they are shown on tele, and although not a film ‘buff’ I enjoy watching films.

    The reason being I can’t stand the look of the foppish cnut.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Why not, if it’s true?

  74. 74
    Owen Jones says:

    Cypriot Parliament rejects plan to tax savers’ bank accounts as part of bailout” Good!

  75. 75
    Default PIN says:

    True, but the reason why no-one else has is because it’s not remotely interesting. It’s weak sauce. It’s 10 years old.

  76. 76
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    I’m going long on the Euro. Sure, it’ll take a dip but then when Spain and Italy do the same…… €€€€€€€

  77. 77
    Ed Balls,Chancellor Of The Exchequer says:

    So, Cyprus can now leave the Euro, reprint the Pound and let the banks go bust. Perfect.

  78. 78
    Default PIN says:

    That happens already with stories on Royals.

  79. 79
    EU, BBC, Common Purpose, Unions, Labour, Lefty Luvvies and BBC comedians we are one says:

    Old news Guido, that was before we got a hold of him and taught him everything we know.

  80. 80
    Testarossa says:

    No one likes George. He comes from a fucked up family – one of his brothers was before the GM for giving some bird valium for sexual favours. He grew up in a weird cold household. He’s not right in the head. He maybe autistic, but he’s a rude arsehole and a mistake.

  81. 81
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Hace you just been (w)Hacked off Hugh ??

    Or are you just Divine ?

  82. 82
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Poodles.
    Hugh Grant for the multi-millionaires backing Hacked Off.
    Tom Watson still smearing for his master Gordon Brown.
    Alistair Campbell lying for Tony Blair.
    The BBC for the left.
    The BBC for the Guardian.

  83. 83
    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    I would have thought as the EU has not backed the Cyprus Euro then the Euro is worthless, were all in it together you know.

  84. 84
    Granter's watch says:

    Instead of writing artless shite shouldn’t you be gloating over your censoring British media?

  85. 85
    Cyprus Air Traffic Control New Landing Tax says:

    That will be one million euros.

  86. 86
    Chris Bryant says:

    Tell me about it big boy.

  87. 87
    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    Don’t worry they are going use “independent” people to sort it out, independent means their mates, wives and anybody who gives gifts of cash to political bodies.

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage :

    ‘The fact that in the proposed regulation all things and all people are covered, is very disturbing.

    ‘That is your blog, your forum, your twitter feed, your Facebook page, in fact almost the whole of contemporary discourse. The only place left to speak out will be in the pub… and they are closing at 10 a week due to a series of ill thought out government measures’.

  89. 89
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Roger the clue is in Guido’s wording…..”some years ago”.

  90. 90
    MI5 says:

    Jon Stewart himself is a permenently rude barstard as well

    Not a good source to cite

    Except if you believe that it takes one to catch one, as they say!

  91. 91
    Joe Public says:

    Guido — Stop giving this odious luvvy fucker the oxygen of publicity.

    Ignore the cnut.

  92. 92
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Exactly, if the story is true and in the public interest a paper will have nothing to fear, but if it’s more Murdoch bollocks then it serves them right.

    The US newspapers operate on a much higher level of truth and scrutiny than our garbage.

  93. 93
    pissinthegarden says:

    Well two child neglectors are also spearheading this group.
    Why – they scared what the people are going to hear.
    I mean they weren’t hacked were they?

  94. 94
    Northern meat processor says:

    Thats why I put a nice portion of pork in all my halal products

    They tell me that they taste sooo good

  95. 95
    Banned Royal British Legion dominoes club says:

    Excellent, I have had enough of hypocritical moneyed lefty arseholes dictating how we should lead our lives, telling us what we can and can’t say, taking away our rights to free speech. If I want to call Huge Grunt a whoremongering (unt I should be able to with impunty as it Is my right as a citizen of a democracy, same as he can call me a ranty dickhead.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    True, we need to find new shit of him fucking goats and donkeys

  97. 97
    pissinthegarden says:

    Should we set it in notion. i have the chickens,

  98. 98
    Gordon Brown says:

    Prudence.

  99. 99
    Hugh Grant Sychophant says:

    I’m between engagements darlings. But now I have a bit part in the new Hacked Off Saga.

  100. 100
    Fox News says:

    Quite right

    We are always fair and unbalanced

    Just look at Hysterical Hannety

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    True, and we already know Hugh is a duplicitous cuпt.

  102. 102
    A true Englishman says:

    Myvwife has a British passport from birth

    But she is b l a c k

    What does that make me please?

  103. 103
    Celeb The Lemming says:

    Typical two faced luvvie. To think this hooker using git has been trying to change our right to free speech. To any press or blogger, tell him to go ** k himself.

  104. 104
    Casual Observer says:

    But at least Stewart is funny. Grant is just naff, in a quaint english way.

  105. 105
    Operation Crossbow says:

    If you want to know how shit our mong press is, just remember that not one paper has dine a proper investigation of the NHS and the mass murders that take place oh and when our MP’s were screwing us with their expenses for decades not once did any journalist out them, not until one paper broke ranks, not because of the public interest, but self interest.

  106. 106
    Andy Mengele-Burnham says:

    Ban Frosties.

  107. 107
    Divine Brown (S California) says:

    “” There were three of us in that car “” …

  108. 108
    Divine Brown (S California) says:

    … the Russkie held Independent (!) newspaper approves of the new press gags … mais oui …

  109. 109
    Point of Information says:

    That is a good point.

    Wasn’t it Labour who outsourced all the child jobs to the third world ? ;-)

  110. 110
    Huffy wuffy puffy spotty Arianna says:

    Are you talking aboute K a t e s bush by any chance?

    Or Hawwy s ass?

    They always feature in our US edition

  111. 111
    Divine Brown (S California) says:

    Was her name Jemima or Divine ? …

  112. 112
    WVM says:

    Very disturbing indeed.
    There’re no mistakes here, it’s what they want. I always look at the results and what they actually do as opposed to what they say they will do.

  113. 113
  114. 114
    Lightning bolt striking Herman says:

    Shhh… people are not meant to notice that, or that the euro has absolutely no sovereign legitimacy, real political backing, trust, or hard assets backing it.

  115. 115
    Casual Observer says:

    Someone should set up a petition requesting that 20th March is designated a public holiday: Blair day.

    Not for celebration, but in order to make sure no one forgets the worst and most murderous of foreign policy decisions in the history of the UK, and the idiot who took that decision.

  116. 116
    Try Blair for War Crimes says:

    OK — but BLIAR DAY would be more appropriate

  117. 117
    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    Agree, you can do more damage by not giving him the oxygen of publicity.

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    +1

  120. 120
    A BBC Weather presenter says:

    Huhne’s motoring offence was 10 years old, too.

  121. 121
    Casual Observer says:

    So, what is Gideon likely to pull out the bag tomorrow, which will justify his and Cameron’s existence ?

  122. 122

    Not true! Just reinforces that this particular leopard will never change his spots, for leopard please read snake- sorry snake!!! Go GF sort these bastards out!!

  123. 123
    Casual Observer says:

    That should be fine.

    It is much smarter for UKIP to cherry pick the good Parliamentary candidates from the other parties. Cutting the roots is best way of removing weeds.

  124. 124
    Fuck it says:

    If you think Fox News is shit, try watching the BBC.

  125. 125
    Fuck it says:

    His cock?

  126. 126
    rosa says:

    yo grantie aint sin yoo in ages

  127. 127
    MI5 says:

    Does David Cameron exist politically any more?

    After the omnishambles cobbled together in the middle of the night in Empty Ed’s room by a bunch of doubtful second class politicians and unelected lobbyists, it seems to me that Cameron id dead politically

    While he sat in Downing Street waiting for others to save him from defeat in the Commons

    He is a dead man stumbling…

  128. 128
    Obvious question says:

    Does she work?

  129. 129
    keir starmer DPP says:

    I will be coming after all of you on yhis blog soon

    Especially since I have presided over the collapse of the Rule of Law in Britain in recent years

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    you can always take a refund and fuck off

  131. 131
    Jack says:

    He will shuffle the deck shares on the deck of his Titanic

    And send a few more planes full of Euros to the troups

    It would be cery funny if it was not so grotesque

  132. 132
    Casual Observer says:

    I don’t think that would provide credible justification, do you ? ;-)

  133. 133
    EU Watch says:

    There was more than Euro’s on that flight.

    The Cypriot finance minister, who did not resign, is in Moscow tonight, for meetings tomorrow, and word is Cypriot banks may not be open until next Tuesday.

    It looks like they are exiting the euro.

  134. 134
    A true Englishman says:

    No

    She lives with me off my farm income and my very profitable windmills

  135. 135
    Great Granddad:Prime Minister in Waiting, New Utopia Party says:

    Thanks for the link. The most sensible commentary on the subject I’ve yet seen.

  136. 136
    Ed Balls,Chancellor Of The Exchequer says:

    So we have it. The Cyprus Spring. So it begins.

  137. 137
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    The British must be mad to sell their leading newspapers to ex KGBists and ex convict Australians

    Not to speak of current pornographers

  138. 138
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Don’t ever. ever. try to take the Russian Mafias money. http://youtu.be/ugTwbS24ZAQ

  139. 139
    EU Watch says:

    Once Cyprus has progressed a bit further, methinks Greece may be next to hop on the Put!n express.

    One big advantage to this is that Russia should be able to act as a governor between Turkey / Greece, and claims to oil / gas in East Med.

    So long as LNG prices stay roughly where they are now until US has got its fracking in place, all should be good.

    UK really could do with a referendum.

  140. 140
  141. 141
    Dirty Desmond says:

    No one else wants thPS you forgot to mention those shining examples Robert Maxwell and Conrad Whiteness

  142. 142
    Shit stirrer says:

    After Leveson, UKIP Should Think Very Carefully About Accepting DefecAting MPs

    What a difference an A makes

  143. 143
    Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics says:

    It might be considered by some people to be a contest of which is the best of a bad lot, but here are the figures:
    FOX– right wing
    MSNBC — left wing
    CNN– rather more left than right

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-coverage-almost-entirely-opinionated-while-fox-news-includes-more-factual-reporting-study-says/

  144. 144
    Coogan the Twat says:

    Just deprive Huge Rant of the air of publicity and with a bit of luck, he will wither and fade away.

  145. 145
    Jack says:

    I doubt

    The ECB has stated this evening that it “Would provide liquidity to the Cypriot banks”

    That is an open cheque

    The Cypriots and all their Russian m a f I a friends will draw down all their deposits

    Their banks will draw down billions from the ECB and Bob is your uncle

    EU taxpayers left with the bill

    End of story

    The perfect heist

  146. 146
    Margaret Thatcher says:

    “There must be something wrong with us when we give credence to the witterings of a second rate actor[,]”

    As I did NOT say to President Reagan…

  147. 147
    it is a 1% says:

    powerful at one end.powerfulat anothur.
    conduitisthe the fixer and the life giver. dutiful has the powaartofix. healer is the protectorandthelifegiver. the insurance polici for the 1 up.1dawnworld.

    margin may be 1% but
    it oka.

  148. 148
    Spacker Brown says:

    Washed-up, spastic-faced hypocrite. Gas him.

  149. 149
    Gilbert & Sullivan says:

    I lead my army from behind

    Said the Duke of Plazatoro…

  150. 150
    Leftism Stinks says:

    +1 signature

  151. 151
    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    Looks like Russia will have quite a few ex EU naval bases in the Med, if one jumps etc.

  152. 152
    Fuck All says:

    Fuck All

  153. 153
    Jack says:

    Russian ships are so dodgy since their nuclear sub exploded that they seldom put to sea

    But they are good at gesticulating and making useless window lickers like you believe they are miughty and organised..when they are enfeebled and disorganised with flawed 1970s equipment (copied b adly from Western models)

  154. 154
    Observer says:

    And they will soon loose their only naval base in the Med

    With the Assads in Syria….

  155. 155
    Kevin from Sale says:

    Great delight, great delight! When I saw you on the TV with Paxman, and he beat you to a pulp, I bet they thought oo-er, and the weight difference, you’d bow down before me, lad.

  156. 156
    McDoom says:

    Time to sell our gold.

  157. 157
    Bankrupt Britain says:

    Perhaps Gideon can sell the British base on Cyprus to the Russians

  158. 158
    EU Watch says:

    Not so sure.

    I do not think there will be a run on the banks, the government will keep them closed a bit longer for things to settle down.

    Part of negotiations with Russia will be to stop the flight of Russian capital. That capital is likely legit, and in any case doesn’t have anywhere else to go.

    The next demand of the people, which Anastas!ades will anticipate is a call to exit the EU. Now, they may not go that far, but the compromise will be exiting euro.

    Cyprus won a lot of credibility back today, and if they opt to become a tax haven with their own currency that could work out. They have enough collateral in the gas reserves (albeit not all proven yet) to back themselves, and gold reserves on the island, plus good trading relations with !sra3l, Turkey, Greece, Russia.

    All of those countries are in the process of becoming major players in hydrocarbons, Russia of course already being there.

    ECB cannot offer open cheque book as the German people will not stand for that. They would ultimately be underwriting that unfunded liability, an aversion to which started this whole chain in the first place with Greece. (The Cyprus problem was caused by handling of Greek problem…)

    Cyprus cannot remain in currency union as after this experience they would be foolish to trust Germany. On this score I would expect to see one of Greece, !taly or Spa!n in particular head for the exit next.

    The ECB and IMF credibility has taken a big hit tonight, and quite rightly so.

    One wonders how much longer Lagarde will remain in her post. This is her second strike after the Greek list fiasco. !taly will likely finish her off.

  159. 159
    Observer says:

    Russia could not run a piss up in a brewery

    Just look as their client state Syria

    Enough said

  160. 160
    David Cameron PM says:

    There is an idea of a David Cameron, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.

    It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a non-contingent human being. My personality is sketchy and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My conscience, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago if they ever did exist. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed.

    Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone.

    In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this—and I have countless times, in just about every act I’ve committed—and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this.

    This confession has meant nothing….

  161. 161
    The pissed-upon UK electorate says:

    We’ve always got a bunch of fives for you, Herr Bollocks.

  162. 162
    Ed Miliband says:

    I mutht inthitht that you thtop pushing my head down the bog and pulling the chain, you beatht.

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    EU Watch says:

    Don’t count your lost naval bases until they are lost ;-)

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    Lynn Featherbrain says:

    Sounds reasonable.

  165. 165
    Herman van Rumpboy says:

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    genial says:

    i ll smash his back doors in grassing tnuc

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    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    They have the spare cash, a few big cardboard cutouts of ships from Russian fleet in Cypriot or Greek harbours will scare the hell out the of the EUSSR, America with Omaha’s head up his own arse and pulling military material from Europe won’t do anything.

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    Wendy says:

    Good analysis of Russian bluff in the Med

    and its rust bucket ships

    http://lettersfromstrangelove.blogspot.fr/2013/03/lessons-in-hyperbole-russia-in.html

  169. 169
    Phil the Greek, rolling-pin in hand, behind the palace door says:

    Just wait ’til Brenda gets home – out at 2:30am with that Milibrained twat, indeed.

  170. 170
    Huge Grunt says:

    I’ll grunt you one if you bend over boy.

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    EU Watch says:

    Don’t confuse the ability to run a client state with wanting to avoid unnecessary confrontation with the US. Look a bit more closely at the Syr!an conflict to get my drift, and not the BBC propaganda.

    The EU has demonstrated that it is not capable of managing its own affairs, let alone those of others. The French funding of rebel factions in Syr!a is a major part of the mess in Syr!a.

    In any case, there is a more important restructuring going on in that region involving Kurd!stan / Turkey / !ran, and potentially Palest!ne / !sra3l.

    To your point on Russian client states, I would look more at !ngushetia, and they appear quite capable there.

    Am no fan of Russia, just looking at this objectively and pragmatically.

    One thing Europe needs to be concerned about is having Russia exert hegemonic influence through its position of having monopoly on energy supply. That battle one suspects is nearly conceded.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The Apostrophe bandits have backed down in Devonland. CP wanchors on the backfoot.

  173. 173
    tony blair says:

    ditto

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    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    LOL, well done , claps.

  175. 175
    Max Miller says:

    The shame ! A relative of mine voting to end free speech !
    I hereby disown her.

  176. 176
    margaret thatcher says:

    ditto

  177. 177
    john major says:

    ditto

  178. 178
    james callaghan says:

    ditto

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    Historian of our times says:

    Brilliant

    Relativism in all its spendor and incoherence

    Everything is relative and nothing has any real meaning or validity

    I think Cameron’s generation from the Bullingdon Club, including Boris and Nattie, think the same way

    A bizarre combination of narcissism, greed, amorality and all pervading dishonesty cloaked in sophistry in different forms

    Quite Nietzschean really

    And we all know where Nietzsche ended up

    In the loony bin…

  180. 180
    Blowing Whistles says:

    What about the coke snorting session of Gerogies wasn’t he with a hooker as well – who holds the dirt on the whole deal behind that CP’d young twat Osborne.

    So many f-wits have risen like scum to parliament – on all the benches.

  181. 181
    gordon brown says:

    flubalubaluba

  182. 182
    Max Miller says:

    Not really many to choose from in practice, are there ?
    The vast majority of MPs are defective.

  183. 183
    Oy Vey says:

    +666

  184. 184
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Hacked off have used a sub-intellectual celebrity like grant to front up their agenda. They have used the similar tactics employed by Blair and co in using the sub-intellectuals like Bono, the Gallaghers Simple redtwat etc …

    Celebrities don’t get … how they are ‘used’ (USEFUL IDIOT FOOL TOOLS) they don’t give a f. They think that they’re really really big when politicians come to call – LITTLE DO THEY EVER EVER EVER ADMIT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ‘used for ulterior PURPOSES.

  185. 185
    Fish Fingers says:

    Smell my fingers. Yes, it is Liz.

    Now jump back in your tank, like a good little fish.

  186. 186
    MeinBeast says:

    Going from the Star to The Sun is a step up in life ?
    Dear dear

  187. 187
    Blowing Whistles says:

    THE LAWS HAVE BEEN THERE ALL THE TIME – THE PIGS HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED. The Pigs were politicised COMPLETELY BY Blair.

    The evidence is out there in numerous little publications.

    Try Martin Baker former Chief Cnut of Dorset Pigstabulary.

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    EU Watch says:

    This is a bit more informative with history:

    http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/5367

    The economics of running the ports is interesting.

    Russia does have a submarine port at Latakia in addition to the listening post, and the main base at Tartus.

    The ships are old and would likely be sunk fairly quickly by UK / French / US forces, but what they have even though old can easily overcome most other naval forces in the region. Certainly enough to keep the Black Sea in line, and outgun the likes of Greece / Turkey.

    If it floats, has a functioning engine and ~16″ guns, it’s good enough. They do have a medium range missile cruiser there as well.

    Russia would likely be mainly interested in providing security and maintaining access to the Med from the Black sea. Unless they move an aircraft carrier into the region there is not much to worry about from UK / US perspective.

    The Black Sea fleet is having added new frigates and non-nuke subs added since 2010, due to be in play by 2020.

    Should be noted that Ch!na has been doing a lot of piracy patrol duty at Southern end of Suez, as well as purchasing ports in Greece.

  189. 189
    Never believe a Cypriot says:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Older men always think that they know better than little johnny. The sins of their fathers.

    In the age of the net – Older men should be grateful for the knowledge of younger men who know better – by virtue of having had the benefit of the net.

    Try Humble pie and less smearing SC.

  191. 191
    pindar and the mysterious ancient columns of baskets says:

    “what do you mean i can’t get in? i am mp for fucks sake”.

  192. 192
    Localista says:

    Large swathes of the local press is owned by the Americans these days

  193. 193
    Beware of Geeks says:

    We are celebrating while everyone else is paying for our bailout

  194. 194
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I have some e-mails from Vince – which are very telling … I recieved them before he became so Impotent.

  195. 195
    Anonymous says:

    combo breaker

  196. 196
    Dave's Pram says:

    Dave leads from the WC.

  197. 197
    Patriot says:

    Anyone who is a current candidate for those parties is the wrong kind of person to be in Parliament

  198. 198
    Beware of Pornographers says:

    Dirty Desmond wanted to buy the Screws and the Sun

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/dec/03/richard-desmond-rupert-murdoch

    One has gone down the tubes and the other is on the way

    Good judgement I would say

  199. 199
    Blowing Whistles says:

    All the gaybos lies and intrigues (and blackmailing) are coming out.

    The raising of the oh ducky you can’t attack me anti-homo cards are directly comparable to the abuse of the dirty ewes using anti smeitism to silence lawful criticism of them and thir criminal enterprises.

  200. 200
    Robert Maxwell, Bob Bob Bobbing says:

    I will buy your newspapers Rupie

    You know I am a good manager

    Especially of you have huge pensions funds to rob…

  201. 201
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The point is of Grants breathtaking HYPOCRISY.

  202. 202
    Blowing Whistles says:

    THE TORY PARTY – LIKE THE LABOUR PARTY – are finished in their current forms. They are riven and rotten with corruption.

    The dead wood of both party’s – are just slowly killing both of them off. And as for the young dead wood in the form of CP robots on all sides … off with their heads too.

  203. 203
    Blowing Whistles says:

    In the rose garden – in May 2010 – who WROTE THE SPEECH – who placed the words Common Purpose in the speech?

  204. 204
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Fuck off Starmer – you were completely politicised by Bliar and Charlie snorting child fucker Falconer yonks ago.

  205. 205
    Friendly Fire says:

    Accidentally take out control tower while landing.

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    Russians are Paper Tigers says:

    This is wjhat the Russian Navy is good for

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw=Russian+army+military+shirt+NAVY+uniforms+Captain+3++rank+officer+-+engineer

    Interesting to note the various names of the only Russian carrier which is obsolete in every respect

    “The vessel was first named Riga, then the name was changed to Leonid Brezhnev, this was followed by Tbilisi. Finally, on 4 October 1990,[7] she was renamed Admiral Flota Sovetskovo Soyuza Kuznetsov, referred to in short as Admiral Kuznetsov.[3] The ship was 71% complete by mid-1989. In November 1989 she undertook her first aircraft operation trials. In December 1991, she sailed from the Black Sea to join the Northern Fleet. Only from 1993 on did she receive aircraft”

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    Cushy Open Prison Vasilicki Moussaka Olive Basher says:

    Gives a sort of Raj air of self importance but if it came to a real fight he would squeal like a baby.

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    Ex pilot says:

    The Russians also beat ther world hands down for air crashes

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Aviation_accidents_and_incidents_in_Russia

    never fly on a Russian plane friends

  209. 209
    A Little Local Difficulty says:

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    The answer is 'blowing'in the wind says:

    Hugh Grant = Skidmark on the freedom of the press.

  211. 211

    God forbid, but after 318 years we’ve got to start fighting for our freedoms again. You couldn’t make it up.

  212. 212
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve really gone off Hugh (blow job) Grant. A complete tosser who takes himself far too seriously…& please don’t get me started on the king tosser Max (I do like a cup of char when I’m whoring) Mosley!

  213. 213
    Why not? says:

    It could be fun to fight for our freedoms.

  214. 214

    You know what, you’re right. Let’s repeal the gun laws and have some real fun.

  215. 215
    Cushy Open Prison Vasilicki Moussaka Olive Basher says:

    Nigel for PM …….NOW

  216. 216
    Pamela Ames-McGrath says:

    Hugh Grant unwittingly expressed a candid view years back on tabloid smears. The truth is more like sheer hype in recent months. Cooked-up indignation is the norm. More bucks…

  217. 217
    Cushy Open Prison Vasilicki Moussaka Olive Basher says:

    Cup of polonium tea, anybody?

  218. 218
    A German says:

    Just as a matter of interest, where is Cyprus going to find 40% of GDP from?

  219. 219
    Yesterday`s forgotten greek geekess Cushy Open Prison Vasilicki Moussaka Olive Basher says:

    Who was the 3rd person in the car with Div.ine and Hugrant then?

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    Call the Russian bluff says:

    You are very presumptuous

    I never watch the BBC

    The EU has major problems but no greater than those of the UK -debt and overspending in boith cases

    The Sysrian uprising began long before the French were ever involved…75% of the population are Sunni and Assad and his Allawis represent about 5%…That is the cause of the problem

    You talk about “restructuring” – I would call it disintegration combined with a generalised Sunjni Shia war – bad news for all concerned and brewing dince the schism between the two about 800 years ago!

    Palesytine/israel : I s r a e al is a f a s c i s t aqnd r a c i s t state that no longer wants a two state solution – hence major problems for ever

    As regards Ingushetia, it forms part of the noprthern Caucasus which is in permanent revolt of one kind or another…Brute Russian force massacres them from time to time then repeat revolt…also centuries old…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurgency_in_the_North_Caucasus

    Finally, Russia is far from “having a monpoly” in energy supply. It has not monopoly at all in oil

    It has a dominant position versus parts of Europe in gas yes- but Germany, for instance, is moving very heavily to coal (paradoxically given the circs) gas prices are coming down thanks to fracking etc and renewable nuclear offer alternatives

    Russia is also paradoxically heavily dependent on foreign especially German investment since they are totally incapable of developing their own country- especially with massive capital outflows of the pillaging oligarchs

    enough for now

  221. 221
    Ouch says:

    There is a rumour going round that Putin has some of his own personal money in Cyprus.

  222. 222
    Suck Gordon says:

    Prudence.

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    Yesterday`s forgotten greek geekess Cushy Open Prison Vasilicki Moussaka Olive Basher says:

    “”……..according to Thompson [that`s Divine], the attention of a policeman was alerted by Grant repeatedly pressing the brake pedal of his BMW with his foot, causing the brake lights to flash.[2][4]””

  224. 224
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    +++Laugh+++ Cyprus rejects germany’s proposal to steal 7-11% of contents of bank accounts and promptly sends its finance minister off to russia for talks.

    LOL!!

    I think that’s called a kick somewhere.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Just as a matter of interest how will germany react if Cyprus goes over to russia?

  226. 226
    The mole in the Immigration Department says:

    Just keeping you all in the loop in case I’m silenced, budget tomorrow so it was decided to release this (very quietly):-

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2295903/Up-13-000-Romanians-Bulgarians-UK-year-officials-finally-admit-Eric-Pickles-doesnt-believe-them.html

    The controllers are just hoping nobody spots it because of the furore tomorrow, we have started an office competition and real estimates of the true figures range from 45,000 a year to 200,000 but now we’ve been told all our efforts have to go into disguising the true immigration figures.

  227. 227
    Kev comes in from the cold says:

  228. 228
    Safety: Beware Recoil says:

  229. 229
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    All very well but what are we going to do about it?

  230. 230

    We DO need someone to make the tea to be fair.

  231. 231
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    I here Golden Dawn are doing ok.

  232. 232
    A Weekend is a long time in Politics. Last Friday the communist twat says:

  233. 233
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    It must make a refreshing change from dining with Janus-faced socialists, eh ?

  234. 234
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Wonder what the BBC are going to make of Cyprus on ‘News’night…

  235. 235
    Liar Watch says:

    I never believe anyone who works at the Home Office on immigration. if they say 200,000, I would assume the real figure is closer to 600,000

  236. 236
    Tomorrows Headlines says:

    Barroso butt-fucked Cyprus Style.

  237. 237
    BBC sleeping on duty says:

    Fuck the BBC. When the news broke Saturday morning the BBC said Nowt. They did not have a clue how serious the cracks in their beloved EU had become. It was not until Saturday tea time that they appreciated the gravity of the situation and phoned up Pesto to comment.

  238. 238
    Roman Pole Ski says:

    It’s gone too far now. Every time I visit a Supermarket these days the air is full of East European women shouting at their sprogs.

  239. 239
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    That’s because he was a first rate president.

  240. 240
    Europe is not the EU says:

    Why can’t Barosso just drop dead? No-one voted for him, no-one goves a shit what he says.

  241. 241
    Anonymous says:

    Mosley, Hitler, Stalin. hmmm – And a new one… Grant.. (And not the general who has a tank named after him.)

  242. 242
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Aha you ah farmer of the pockets of British citizens.

    Can’t you foxtrot oscar to her country instead of ruining ours?

  243. 243
    Cross Hairs please Guido says:

    Got to be careful what you say on the internet these days now the plod have got putes AND HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN ARREST PEOPLE FOR BANTER, so how does one say shjgjhs,hssmnb\zv s\ nvCHMGSACHGVXVB ?

  244. 244
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    “ill thought out”

    I’ve come to the conclusion that killing the pub was the real goal. The ‘elf aspects were pure nonsense.

  245. 245
    Anonymous says:

    Guido is fuc*ed! Or he could start printing the truth. Amazing how worried the right wing bloggers are.

  246. 246
    Europe is not the EU says:

    Having a discussion about a man having a potential stroke due to his bad diet and stressful lifestyle is not a criminal offence.

    It is a fact that no-one voted for barroso. As for people giving a shit about him, I have yet to meet anyone who does. Have You?

  247. 247
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Er we’ve been in far more bloody wars and for far less reasons than toppling a dictator.

  248. 248
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    “Odd”* that the bondholders are being saved but the depositors are getting screwed….

    *Odd is another word for amazingly illegal.

  249. 249
    Rubicon says:

    Amazing how blase left wingers are about throwing away their freedom.

  250. 250
    'Beyond Doubt' Tony Blairs great lie to Parliament says:

    I love the fact that all these distraction stories are working a treat and people have forgotten all about Chilcot.

  251. 251
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Ok, Cypriot minister said either euro group lets them off the hook or they go back to the Cyprus Pound. Banks re-open next week.

    Done.

    Moved onto budget talk: Asked the question, what is going to crawl out of the box ? Judging by the giggling, all except Paxo were thinking ‘his cock’.

  252. 252
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Oh dear. Pro EU = Rubbish analysis. plus as a “bonus” a Ziophobe for the only middle east democracy all the other states are as he describes the one.

  253. 253
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    > In December 1991, she sailed from the Black Sea to join the Northern Fleet. Only from 1993 on did she receive aircraft”

    That will be very much faster than the aircraft carrier than Gordo order will get planes.

  254. 254
    Casual Observer says:

    Could negative interest rates be a possibility in tomorrows budget ?

  255. 255
    Fat Tony says:

    Maybe so, but as an actor? Eh, mezza-mezza.

  256. 256
    Regain Britain says:

    Excellent – everyone should be promoting this slogan with pride.

    (165 – p off Rumpboy)

  257. 257
    GDS says:

    simply a lie and Farrago knows it. Shameless tool

  258. 258
    Deck chair says:

    In practical terms, we have had negative interest rates for some time.

  259. 259
    Saffron says:

    The maoist barrosovitch is an absolute tosser as is that economicaly illiterate von pumpy and that cnd stooge ashton,what a crowd we are being dictated by.
    Am delighed that cyprios are now putting a spanner in the worlds corrupt financial services.
    Will this result in the collapse of this EUSSR communist nightmare,well I for one hopes that it leads to the collapse of this EUSSR failed experiment.
    Barrosovitch and his compatriots should be consigned to history as a bunch of commissars who did not not represent the people.
    EUSSR are what the name implies,in that they are a bunch of commies.

  260. 260
    Anonymous says:

    And a whiskey.

  261. 261
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    If he’d been from a Socialist party that killed 20 million he’d not be allowed to be there(National Socialists).
    However he’s from a Socialist party that killed 70 million so he’s allowed to be there (iNazis).

  262. 262
    George Osborne says:

    You can bet l’ll have fuckin negative interest!

  263. 263
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    You lefties do love it when you force your views on other people.

    20 million murdered, when will the Marxists apologise?

  264. 264
    Casual Observer says:

    Agreed: In real terms. I mean, akin to deposit tax.

    Good advice from UKIP:

    A bank run will not help anyone, but moving the lion share of euro deposits to UK based accounts is smart.

    Keeping minimum in local Euro accounts best.

    If Cyprus does leave euro the one thing that is guaranteed is sharp inflation in the short term.

    Switching through gold may be the best way to do this, assuming there is a reputable bullion dealer nearby.

  265. 265
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember communism

  266. 266
    Cross Hairs please Guido says:

    No, no one person likes the twat. If the muslims or the Basques want to win over most of Europe then they know what to do.

  267. 267
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Negative interest rates imply it’s less risky to lend money than hold onto it.

    Truly mad and an admition that they’ve destroyed the economy.

  268. 268
    Porridge says:

    I wonder what Huhne’s up to tonight?

  269. 269
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Why hasn’t Kier Starmer got his finger out from up his butt about the collapse of the £30 million beanfeast that the legal fraternity had in the Swansea Crow.n Co.urt getting on for some time ago … Is he playing for time and his ‘colleagues” fees – while the likes of the innocents framed up for the Lynette White murder get no just.ice or is he ‘aiding and abett.ing’ the dirty pigs to abscond with their pension.s

    And what of Daniel Morgan (A Journalist ffs) who was murdered with an axe to his head … and what of Maurice Kirk the flying vet …

    Get your finger out from up your fukcing Rse Starmer.

  270. 270
    Mr Cushy says:

    After a bite to eat at taxpayers’ expense and a stroll, he may have a wank in his personal shower and then lie on his bed, where he will nod off after a spot of reading and dream about the glory days, wakibng only to wonder about how his investments are doing. His personal guard will keep any other annoying inmates at bay.

  271. 271
    Chris Huhne says:

    It wasn’t me, dr!ving the car. This time I’m telling the truth, for a change.

  272. 272
    Tony Blair says:

    Chilcot? Isn’t that where they have the railway preservation society? Near the big chimneys on the way to Oxford?

  273. 273
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To lies, D L’s stats … I told you lot that the extremist left need the extremist right for both of them to exists – while in the middle the real people get 5hit upon byboth of them.

    Has anyone heard of the ‘wire fraud’ committed by Murdoch and his henchmen recently … perhaps not; perhaps he’s blackmailing an SEC investigator or two or a senator or two into silencing the whole issue.

    It’s what Murdoch does ‘cos not many have the testicles to call the shot on the evil bastard and his ‘handlers’ Irwin Stel.. zir and the legal shyster / advocate wotziz name now?

  274. 274
    Eurozone says:

    Country in debt? Need a bailout? Then why not do what I did and go on Wonga.com. In 15 minutes you could have as much as 8 billion in your account which you’ll repay with only 14526% APR. Go on, do it now and help get your country back on its feet!

  275. 275
    albacore says:

    Oh my, don’t it just beggar belief?
    Poor Dave must be feeling so much grief
    He gets hassled because he’s P M
    Around his neck he’s got a Lib-Dem
    Yet all he is is a figurehead
    Disobey the E U and he’s dead
    So there’s a welcome on England’s mat
    Come one, come all – Dave’s happy with that

  276. 276
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Don’t forget Conrads – jwess biatch wife barbra make a meal of her ancestry. The hidden hidden hand at the former graph – a bit like that twat from Scotland who was the former home secretary but was not fit for purpose dr socialist duped commie zio mong forgettable twat.

  277. 277
    Germans leaders are very thick says:

    Wolfgang Schaeuble is in denial, still pretending that stealing from Cypriot depositors was a good plan.

    http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/german-minister-warns-against-cyprus-haste/story-e6frfkui-1226601240212

  278. 278
    Justine says:

    It was divine.

  279. 279
    Blowing Whistles says:

    80 % of them are israeli dupes.

  280. 280
    Fishy says:

    I had hoped that in walking away from talks with Miliband and Clegg and their Charter, Cameron was shewing statesmanship and had drawn a line in the sand. I now find myself as disappointed with him as I was with the 20 or so Tory rebels who were seemingly prepared to defy him and vote for state regulation.

    It is a dark day for this country when legislation is shaped around the noise made by a group of scumbag celebrities and our government ‘bends the knee’ and is outflanked by Marxist activists determined to emasculate a free press. Yes! the odious, opportunistic Miliband would yet again have played the ‘Dowler / McCann’ card, but Cameron’s wider obligations to the Nation, as PM, called for him to show REAL leadership, not indulge in populist X-Factor politics. It was Cameron’s job to minimise and outweigh Miliband’s attack in a way that the Country would understand, respect and accept.

    I have always supported Cameron. No Prime Minister in living memory has inherited and had to deal with such a litany of failure, not just an awful economic catastrophe, but failure at every level of government. Almost everything Labour touched in its 13 years, it wrecked. Even the press wrongdoing that led to Leveson happened on Labour’s watch – wrongdoing that Gordon Brown chose to turn his blind eye to.

    But on this, Cameron is wrong. Our historic rights and freedoms have been compromised and it beggars belief to think that ‘Hacked Off’ will stop at what it has achieved this week.

    Today I have put my name to the Government e-petition 47317, calling for the Charter to be dissolved. I hope that anyone that feels equally angry does the same.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/47317

  281. 281
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The ECB and the IMF – MUST BE DISBANDED for their criminal enterprises. The IMF are a disgrace to the Human Race. Usury practicing barstewards – setting out to get every country into bankr.uptcy.

  282. 282
  283. 283
    Confused of Salford says:

    If the idea was to try and seize 10% of the billions of laundered Russian money in the Cypriot banking system, why didn’t they grab just the Russian money?

  284. 284
    U.S. Grant, General (and later, POTUS) says:

    They damned well should have named a whiskey after me, considering how much of it I guzzled.

  285. 285
    Jim Plasma TV Sheridan says:

    The Tory MPs were doing it for revenge, having had their corrupt expenses exposed by the press.

  286. 286
    Rubicon says:

    Because the Germans don’t have the balls or the military power to start World War Three.

  287. 287
    Every goverment needs a Hoon says:

  288. 288
    On His Watch says:

    Crossing the Rubicon is the new Not fit for purpose. Every live news presenter and his interviewee can’t resist saying it now.

  289. 289
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Not reimbursing depositors means the mattress replaces banks, oh and money velocity halves.

    Since bank’s going pop should mean zeroed bondholders (not in Cyprus!!!) and Shareholders then this is sufficiently deflationary to print the depositors money without inflationary risk and re-opening the banks branches with new ownership.

  290. 290
    England says:

    Why is Jim Sheridan even on the Commons Culture Committee? He represents a Scottish constituency, and Scotland has it’s own Parliament, laws and Press regulations. The Royal Charter will not apply to Scotland, so why do Scots MPs get a say on affairs concerning England ?

  291. 291

    You can’t be looking forward to getting old, BW, as all of a sudden, you will become stupid under your logical framework. What a pity, considering you are so clever now – well, that is what you tell us anyway…

    It must really upset you. Will it happen on the stroke of midnight? Is this perhaps your last night?

  292. 292

    Freedom of expression will always win through you lefty fuckwit. “These truths we hold to be self evident.”

  293. 293
    A Tipster says:

    Buy shares in AG Barr. There are fantastic margins on Rubicon juice drinks and all of this free advertising must be good for sales.

  294. 294
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Continuity Labour Dave in plan to lie even more about inflation…

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100023471/new-fears-about-inflation-as-ons-quietly-downgrades-rpi/

  295. 295
    The Dutch says:

    Cyprus heeft ons bij de ballen

  296. 296
    Berliner Omnishambles says:

    Der Spiegel gets to the point, firmly blaming Merkel for the Cypriot idiocy:

    Zypern-Desaster trägt Merkels Handschrift”

  297. 297
    Jezza says:

  298. 298
    Rupe Tosses Spanner into works says:

  299. 299
    Reader says:

    He says she says.

    Yes, that is quite a standard of debate you are drawing to our attention.

    Thanks for that.

  300. 300
    Reader says:

    The Queen has always ‘done’ politics. She just doesn’t like to be embarrassed by it, which is another thing entirely.

  301. 301
    Casual Observer says:

    I think Der Spiegel is wrong to lay the blame firmly at Frau Merkels door.

    Singling out Germany and Merkel for a failing of the entire Eurogroup is wrong and stinks of bad politics. Positively oozes the machinations of Rompuy, Barroso and Hollande.

    Lagarde and Jeroen Dijsselbloem are equally, if not even more to blame.

    Der Spiegel may be grinding the axe against her following Lower Saxony defeat. Even though they are politically neutral, one suspects they are not aligned with CDU politically, and the Federal Elections are get nearer.

    Whilst the German people may be getting worried about the level of exposure they have been signed up to with the euro, their character is contrary to what has been displayed.

    Playing on stereotype has been a feature of the handling of Southern Europe’s problems from the start of the crisis and needs to stop. That is the shell within which the real poison in Brussels has wrapped itself.

    Time to flush the communists out and start over.

  302. 302
    Casual Observer says:

    That is not a spanner, more a constiutional grenade, and he knows it ;-)

  303. 303
    Casual Observer says:

    ** constitutional **

  304. 304
    Europe: It is now on says:

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  306. 306
    That went well.... says:

    The Rompuy, Barroso and Hollande clique obviouly bear some blame, but they are like the scorpions in Aesop’s fable, merely acting according to their natures. I can’t , however, see the Troika taking the line it has without Merkel calling the shots.

  307. 307
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Agree with you BW on IMF, but that is a much higher level problem.

    ECB likely will be chopped down to size or got rid of before then.

    Just need to swap all the dodgy euro debt into the thing first, and then annihilate it with a pen stroke when all are safely back on their national currencies.

  308. 308
    That went well.... says:

  309. 309
    That went well.... says:

  310. 310
    Tachybaptus says:

    Link for Der Spiegel piece:

    http://tinyurl.com/calalaj

  311. 311
    Casual Observer says:

    Well, Ms. Brown did indicate on her H0ward St3rn interview that he really started blabbing, almost crying, in front of the cops when he was caught with his pants down. Grant is a coward.

  312. 312
    HM says:

    La Reine s’avisera.

  313. 313
    Tachybaptus says:

    But when Caesar crossed the Rubicon and committed himself to war, he won. What is the metaphor for committing yourself to a fight you’re going to lose — ‘Starting a land war in Asia’?

  314. 314
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Rest, gentle cat.

    BW is young and still does not perceive the gaps between black and white, nor does he yet understand wisdom. This only comes with age.

    It is good for him to question, argue and explore. It is not offensive, but shows his mind is not closed, perhaps just narrowly focused as is common with younger men, and as younger minds often fail to realize.

    Patience and temperance are the highest virtues. He is yet to learn the fallacies of his own value system. This is part of the wisdom that is yet to come to him.

  315. 315
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    +100

  316. 316
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    This Grant is going to learn imminently, if not already.

    Once this is across the line he is toast.

    And he will never work again in anything meaningful, as he is too dangerous to have inside the circle. This he has just foolishly proved.

  317. 317
    SPQR says:

    When he crossed the Rubicon he did not know if he would win or not, but he did know there was to be no undoing of his act.

  318. 318
    Casual Observer says:

    It doesn’t make too much sense for Merkel to do this unless she wants to take Germany out of the euro. Now, that is a possibility, but from my observation it has been looking like Merkel has become more isolated in both domestic and European politics since Hollande got in.

    Scapegoating Merkel will compound the real problem. She would have been involved, but the idea and bullying aspect I don’t buy as being purely her.

    Wolfgang Schaeuble is much more culpable, and the policy of stealing from bank deposits more in line with his way of thinking.

    To counter some of the black propaganda:

    i) Merkel and ‘Germany’ are not exclusively the bad guys.

    ii) Cyprus and Greece are not full of lazy people who cannot manage their money or economies.

    iii) Not all Russians are money laundering gangsters.

    iv) The EU handling of Greek debt problem in the wake of the credit crunch is what has cause Cyprus to have problems.

    v) Cyprus does not have immediate problems. They have ~6-7 weeks until a default is necessary, plenty of time to raise capital without being directed to steal from deposits.

    vi) EUR 10bn could have easily been donated to Cyprus is ECB wanted to keep them in. Given the gas reserves the country is sitting on, it would have been a good investment as well.

    IMHO Lagarde should resign over this, as the IMF advocating the stealing of deposits has made her position untenable, and calls into serious question the legitimacy of the IMF period.

  319. 319
    Casual Observer says:

    It is easy to forget that Syr!a is having an impact on Greece:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324096404578354100202130318.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

    Another dimension to Greece’s current problem and in part driving some of the politics there.

  320. 320
    Ironside says:

    NBW +1
    That shut the fucker up.

  321. 321
    Nick Clegg says:

    Popes have to take it every day.

  322. 322
    Celebrities Я Twats says:

    Why is Huge Grunt ?
    To make Bob Gelded look good ?

  323. 323
    Owen Jones says:

    Here are the 40 Labour MPs who showed principle and backbone http://labli.st/Xo4Nrs Other right wing political bloggers: look at them and learn

  324. 324
    Apgrodite at the water-hole says:

    I predict a Cyp riot.

  325. 325
    Bbbc says:

    Please don’t ask pertinent questions, all you need to know the state media will tell you.

    Oh, look over there, a single mum with 16 kids suffering under the Tory cuts.

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    Catty Comment(Ms) says:

    This clip should have been played over and over again to Leveson and Jay.

  327. 327
    Catty Comment(Ms) says:

    Poor kid. Fancy having that as your father!

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

  329. 329
    My dreamboat says:

    I love Owen Jones and Owen Jones loves me.

  330. 330
    Catty Comment(Ms) says:

    Cat – that is like compulsory retirement. One day you are full of beans, on top of the job, with a life time of knowledge and experience under your belt (been there, know 99% of the wrinkles, seen most of it all before etc) – then the day after your retirement date suddenly you are an all washed up know-nothing.

    Two days later along comes some wet behind the ears prat with a pointless degree in something useless to re-invent the wheel again.

  331. 331
    Catty Comment(Ms) says:

    Can’t these two be charged with dereliction of duty or something? Oops, that might also apply to you know who who left a kiddy in the pub.

    Cancel this – forget I ever mentioned it.

  332. 332
    Tut tut!! says:

    “recEived”.

  333. 333
    Dave's Counsel says:

    But surely Dave would have run it by the Queen before asking Hugh Grant’s permission to go ahead with one of her Charters?

  334. 334
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Let’s hope they all do and boycott the next film premiere he graces. The police can have a night off!

  335. 335
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Sue a website. lol.

  336. 336
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Yes he is (as someone pointed out a day or two ago) a right Hugh.

    We need to reinforce this to get it as new word in the English dictionary – to supplement Huhne.

    “This cvnt was a right Hugh” etc….

  337. 337
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … with his trusty Snickersnee…

  338. 338
    Martin Lewis says:

    But it works for BT.

    They have their customer call centres based abroad and its impossible to take legal action against their poor service.

  339. 339

    Missed that all-important little word: just, immediately before the having.

  340. 340
    sick of em says:

    it beggars belief that this headline can provide so many with such fucking shit – still the same can be said for all the rich little tory boys who infest our nation. So it will be fun to hear wee georgie’s announcements today. More wealth for the rich elites and less the general population – what a wonderful way to stimulate the economy of a dying imperialist state – one that is now a truly one party state following the cowardice the the labour party in the debate about poundland and mandating people to work for nothing even though slavery was ‘abolished’ all those years ago. What utter fucking bastards the political classes are. What utter morons are the people of this country – divided along the tired ld party lines and shouting abuse at one another rather than dealing with saving what is OUR heritage not that of the politicos. Could do with getting rid of the royals for a start – freeloading shits

  341. 341
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Yes, lots of us noticed that little unnecessary insertion too.

    Obama also did that recently – not sure where, but it might have been his inaugural/acceptance speech on the swearing in platform for his second term.

  342. 342
    Oh Lordy Lordy says:

    I’ve a feeling in me water that the real Slaves would have thought working in Poundland and being housed, fed and paid by the State for doing so was a FREEDOM they could not have imagined even in their wildest dreams.

  343. 343
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Good idea, but as the yanks have already got the bat symbol, perhaps we should have something else suitable – like a cockroach?

  344. 344
    SSB says:

    Rieding you 5/5

  345. 345
    SSB says:

    But then we wouldn’t be able to mock him and reveal what cvnt he really is.

  346. 346
    second son says:

    Are we talking Milliband, Clegg or Cameron here …?

  347. 347
    cerberus says:

    There are comments on other blogs re “Hacked Off” having EU funding ? and Maria Millars connections with Common Purpose, come on Guido get to the bottom of this.

  348. 348
    Anonymous says:

    Do not the people that control this site understand that, the more they used/use cheap comments and insults to paint black people (that questioned that ‘right’ of this site to paint people black), the more they made the case for legal press control?

  349. 349
    Hair of the dog says:

    Late Night last night?

  350. 350
    Same As It Ever Was says:

    What “sick of em” says is telling and would make a good starting-point for a really decent debate – must have posted on the wrong site?

  351. 351
    downing street victory jam says:

    absolutely love the album guys…oh scuse me there’s jimmy…must dash

  352. 352
    downing street victory jam says:

    watch your arse mate. that prize penis wart brigstocke will invent a show called
    “i’ve never been totally brainwashed” in your honour

  353. 353
    Casual Observer says:

    You may find that the Queen is merely Hugh Grants royal lobby.

  354. 354
    Casual Observer says:

    No, no riot. So long as the government continues to appear to do what the people want.

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    fire's too good for them says:

    confucious said when seeking revenge dig 2 graves

  356. 356
    Boogy Boo says:

    Russia wants warm water ports. In Cyprus they can have one AND get a few discos for R&R. What not’s to like?

  357. 357
    Putting Sozializm First says:

    Worried right wingers? Probably. Murderous, lying, thieving, wasteful left wingers? Definitely.

  358. 358
    Anonymous says:

    A new low – even for this site. That poor excuse of a ‘human’ being you truly are.

  359. 359
    Anonymous says:

    What an over-the-top BS comment.

  360. 360
    Anonymous says:

    Taking that remark on face value – what planet have you been living?

  361. 361
    Same As It Ever Was says:

    Yes, this government is over-run with em.

  362. 362
    Xavier Onassis says:

    The nation’s press freedom is being chipped away by a third-rate luvvie. Pathetic.


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