March 25th, 2013

12 Things Buzzfeed Need to Know About the British Blogosphere

Guido would like to welcome BuzzFeed to the UK online scene. They’ve had a highly prolific first day and are pressing the right buttons with their booze up tonight. Guido thought he would share with them some top tips for surviving the British blogosphere:

  • Iain Dale invented the online list format in Britain before you.
  • Don’t worry about HuffPo over here, they couldn’t break a window.
  • Waking up before lunch is not a necessity, see Political Scrapbook.
  • The rate you should charge for #SkyPapers is £300.
  • It’s very important to Paul Waugh that he gets credited for any story, pun or hashtag.
  • SideBoob stories are an admission of creative failure.
  • Take the phrase evidence based blogging with a pinch of salt.
  • If the New Statesman’s Alex Hern sends you another job application, just send him back this:

  • “Dr” Eoin Clarke writes about healthcare a lot but ignore him because he is not a doctor and he is always wrong.
  • We recommend a flame war with Derek Draper.
  • Meet Larry and Freya. You’ll like these two.

And finally…

The number one rule:

You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


  1. 1
    Banchaud salla says:


  2. 2
    Boobage says:

    Nowt wrong with sideboob stories.

  3. 3
    Colonel Trumpington-Buffington says:

    What? We’re not letting those box-wallahs from the colonies join in our fun, are we?

  4. 4
  5. 5
    Advice says:

    Don’t forget to be consistently wrong and obsessed with a minority joke party like UKIP. Oh sorry, that’s this site.

  6. 6
    HARI COT BEAN says:

    Thats my brother Sean

  7. 7
    The Golden Shower Rule says:

    Do not employ anybody paid or (probably) otherwise using the name Mehdi Hasan

  8. 8
    Eddie Mayor says:

    You’re a nasty piece of work.

  9. 9
    The plebs of Europe says:

    Message to whoever’s loading the gun for the game of Russian roulette being played by Merkel, Barrosso, Rumpy and Dieselboom

    – please ensure all cartridge bays are loaded…..

    We thanks you,

    The plebs of Europe

  10. 10
    Owen Jones says:

    Best wishes to those of you celebrating the beginning of Passover, from the unique position of seeing all peoples of the world, every day.

  11. 11
    Dr E-Owned Clarke says:

    79% of people in Britain have leprosy.
    Caused by Tory cuts!
    The NHS is being privatised by the back, front side and french doors!

    Vote CCCP !

  12. 12
    Boris the Mayor says:

    I’m leading my legions to victory.

    And when I’m PM ? Well, let’s just say YESTERDAY channel can make a program about the last days of the Guardianista empire.

  13. 13

    Sideboobs? Pah!

    The whole shebang or GTFO!

  14. 14
    Left foot in mouth says:

    The best way to get Labour supporters out of bed in the morning is to write about


    Or offer them £2 off a case of Becks at Asda if they can get there before noon.

  15. 15
    Teacher's unions says:

    It wasn’t better in your day.

    Stop saying it was. It wasn’t. And we’ve manipulated the data to prove it.

  16. 16
    Nick Clegg. says:

    I don’t remember ever saying there should be amnesty for all illegal immigrants.
    If anyone can find me saying anything about that, I would be grateful if they could not point me to the link.


  17. 17
    John Major says:

    Hey you Tory supporters who slagged me off night and day.

    How am I looking now ?

  18. 18
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  19. 19

    Day is Noh money left

  20. 20
    Ohhh look over there says:

  21. 21
    Eddie Meyer Lansky says:

    Nasty piece of work eh, me and Luciano would like to make you an offer ou cant refuse.

  22. 22
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Really? Him? I’d have guessed your brother was that other Bean chap– you know, the one that looks like Blackadder.

  23. 23
    The ITN national News as we speak says:

    The end of the World is nigh !

  24. 24
    Butch arsebandit Dave says:

    Now listen up, I’ve just been handed by my banking/mega corporations handlers the latest PR version of the Global Warming fraud to sell to the cretinous spastic English plebs.

    It says and I quote, ‘to explain away this temporary inCONvenient cold snap – the one that’s being going on for the last 17 years so far – the BBC and all the other mainstream media lackeys are to flood internet fora with some cock and bull about melting ice caps diverting the gulf stream.’

    Even I think it’s fucking far fetched, but apparently the handlers say if it’s in a Hollywood movie the spastic Brits will take it as gospel, as their minds, after 50+ years of continuous Bernaysian PR/propaganda, are now mush.

    Anyway, that’s the story – melting ice caps; diverted Gulf Stream and arctic Britain – all caused by hideously White selfish old biddies putting the kettle on, claiming their pension too long, when they should be long dead, and when hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ pounds should be going to properly deserving cases like multi-millionaire East End porn peddlers and my father in laws’ windmills. God I love this country! The plebs are even thicker than I am.

  25. 25
    B!lly Batts says:

    Go home and get yer freakin’ shine box!

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    David Cameron’s immigration crackdown unravels

    A major crackdown by David Cameron on immigration was unravelling rapidly today after it emerged that it would only affect a small minority of foreigners in Britain.

  27. 27
    M102 says:

    Don’t forget the camel toes.

  28. 28
    Brown out & pay me damages says:

    You forget that the press are total arseholes who have only themselves to blame. No one forced them to hack,break laws and make people’s lifes a misery etc.

    Howeve, I agree with ‘Leave our blogs alone!’

  29. 29
    Brown out & pay me damages says:

    Is that Sean Bean or Kurt Kobain?

  30. 30
    Con Artists says:

    And don’t forget to ignore the public deficit and national debt like the coalition have

  31. 31
    Con Artists says:

    Don’t forget to shut the door at UKBA Dover, oops..

  32. 32
    Reason says:

    The way to sort this problem is to go door to door and root out the illegals being harboured among the ‘legal population': deporting everyone caught and fining their relatives. The government are too scared of their own shadows to do that.

  33. 33
    Dave talks tough says:

    Many a true word etc. but could you talk tough ?

  34. 34
    The plebs of Europe says:

    I spose c.nuts are useful

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Thankfully, I am able to Adblock that (man in the chair) video clip.

  36. 36
    Happy Days says:

    You obviously write for the Grauniad.

  37. 37
    it's not me, it's my mate says:

    The door was removed by Liebour in the 1997/2010 reign of ineptness

  38. 38
    R & B invasion. says:

    Look at this,nice. :-)

  39. 39

    Hey John when was the last time you had a “hot Curry” ?

  40. 40
    ? says:

    Why the free ad for such a shite site?

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Pink on Pink. Shouldn’t that be high heeled?

  42. 42
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    And we will be running the film: ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ 24×7 on News 24.

  43. 43
    EU Watch says:

    On a slightly higher plane to the Euromong thievery, some quite pertinent topics of debate are out there:

    I am with Hayek here. Krugman is a moron.

  44. 44
    I don't want to share the same air with Edinburgh, meddling, Labour voting dogshite says:

    ‘Anyone in this party who’s in any doubt who we should be fighting, what we should be debating, where our energies should be focused, I tell you: our battle is with Labour;

    ‘Let’s not mince our words: this is a bunch of self satisfied, (money grubbing) Labour socialists who think they can spend your money better than you can, make decisions better than you can and tell you what to do and we should never, ever let that lot near government again.


  45. 45
    Sag Alooooo says:

    She’s a bit of a nan these days

  46. 46
    Terrorist Owen Jones says:

    First there was the O’Farrell stuff on Thatcher, then:

    Not to be too critical of Sands, but he was a banged to rights terrorist and perhaps not someone to be admired. His death by starvation did lead to riots which claimed the lives of a milkman and his son.

    In any case, Sands was MP for only 25 days, and did not take either seat or oath in that time.

    On the plus side, suicide vest or starvation for OJ would be awesome, and could help with various struggles, like perhaps reducing the twits on twitter.

  47. 47
    Ras Putin says:

    I like Krug at the Hyatt

  48. 48
    Freedom says:

    Good idea. Let’s make sure that is possible. Abolish the government.

  49. 49
    gonad nation says:

    Someon fancies/wants to impress/patronize someone. Its an old story.

  50. 50

    Definitely on the side of Hayek.

  51. 51
    National Socialist as opposed to the cosmopolitan International kind says:

    They’re both J*ws and as such are/were probably libertarian economic anarchists…so I’m with neither of them!

    Krugman hasn’t achieved”self hater” status quite yet…though he’s beginning to make the right noises.

    Innit funny how they all despise national socialists…I wonder why?

  52. 52
    Joe Pesci as Boris Johnston in the movie 'Nasty Piece Of Work' says:

    What do you mean funny ? Do I amuse you, am I a Clown ?

  53. 53
    Keep calm and carry cash says:

    The FSA are advertising deposit insurance on the radio this evening.

    Maybe they have noticed a number of people quietly moving their money about?

  54. 54
    Keep calm and carry cash says:

    Because they are boring?

  55. 55
    Wayne Rooney says:

    I’d give her one. Still a dal to me.

  56. 56
    The Giant's Causeway says:

    Sands was a knob. He died for a ’cause’ which was out of date before he even took it up. Still, a lot of people made money out of his stupidity.

  57. 57
    EU Watch says:

    The only relevance that the h3brew faith has in any of this is that the EU clearer hates both the goy and schnorrer.

    Krugman is a liberal left mong whose economics is trash, and most certainly not free market.

    His views on this managed collapse, not that a collapse was inevitable closer to the date, is very soviet.

    The deeper message here is that the market should perhaps just look at EU policy, and arbitrage that. The capital mis-allocations which are occurring right now will guarantee collapse in any case, and when shortage starts to hit tyranny will be brought down on the many to ensure the political system remains in place.

    A very dark day for Europe indeed.

  58. 58
    An ad on a bus says:

    Yes, Boris, you are a clown. Get over it

  59. 59
    Gordon Brown says:

    I amuse myself.

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  62. 62
    brown-dog says:

    Does Krugman have anything to say about the statistical likelihood of his 2% of the population owning so much of the nation’s wealth, or it being so disproportionately frequent amongst the nation’s most influential economists (and recent White collar alleged-criminals and venals)? Is it not odd that so many have been great admirers of such people? It’s like the behaviour of “molls”.

  63. 63
    Robert DeNiro as Jake La"Mair" in "Raging Bullingdon" says:

    You’re givin’ me all these answers, but you ain’t given me the right answers, Boris. Did you or did you not conspire with Guppy, lie to Howard, and make up a quote?

  64. 64
    brown-dog says:

    When you (and no doubt others) cite people like Krugman, is it because Krugman (and others) present any formal logic or any sound empirical evidence? Or is it because in your view, he writes (“argues”) authoritatively and entertains and impresses you (and others).

    This is a a serious question/point, because, believe it or not, to be impressed and/or influenced by authority or by a name (who wins business prizes) is often an example of the ad hominem (PR) at work (argument from authority).

    Is this not precisely what is wrong with Libertarian celebritism?. Is it at root not exactly what has gone wrong in our society? First prizes are created for an in-crowd. Then, these people are given platforms. Then their celebrity status is used to endorse other products. It’s all a theatrical construction, and what they utter is performance art.

    Is it not all a case of mistaken identity? False Credit Assignment?

  65. 65
    Lynn Featherbrain says:

    He cracked the obesity thing, though. Fair play to him.

  66. 66

    If you want to stop an ice age, just burn a lot of books in a fireplace.

  67. 67
    EU Watch says:

    Seems that most of the Russian cash, which was the target of the Troika in Cyprus, may well have left the country last week:

    Couple of major loop holes for some in the hiatus.

    Absolutely popcorn time now, as the government there deals with a 10% contraction in GDP. When broke UK pensioners are airlifted out, it will be interesting to see what awaits them in the enriched UK…

  68. 68
    Dim Dave. says:


  69. 69
    Sir Stafford Thrips says:

    Bevan is Nye.

  70. 70
    brown-dog says:

    I’m wary of this Zerohedge website. It seems to massively negatively spin just as others positively spin. I suggest the real news lies in our trying to unpack what the true referents are when we’re told this and that about private debt and foreign deposits. Are the “assets” of the Cypriot banks other Cypriot/foreign landlords’ and companies’ investments, or is it really the humble (and often all too easily duped) homeowner/mortgagee? At present, I don’t think any of us know, and that’s very convenient for some, and that’s what worries me.

  71. 71
    Oliver Letwin, Duke of Estonia says:

    I have exempted you from our hit list for the moment Guido

    On condition that you keep supporting us and ruining the life of all these Labour toadies

    So no more UKIP crap, of else…

    You wil end up like poor old Boris Berezina former Godfather of the Kremlin

  72. 72
    The only good MP is a dead MP says:

    Or.. make it a capital offence to be in Britain illegally.

    You’d only have to shoot a couple of Labour’s “beloved immigrants” before the rest fucked off PDQ.

  73. 73
    Silent Bob says:
  74. 74
    The only good MP is a dead MP says:

    The EU. It takes £19 billion off us every year, and then spits in our faces.

    It’s closing down our powerstations, leaving us on the brink.

    It’s flooding us with East European filth, particularly the Roma – mutants so scummy even Romania doesn’t want them.

    It’s forcing us to give money and housing to aforementioned EU filth, leaving us destitute.

    You know, one could be forgiven for thinking the EU is trying to destroy us.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

  76. 76
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    CAGWers are a bunch of Hunts not a bunch of CNUTs (who knew the limits of man’s actions)

  77. 77
    Oliver Letwin, Duke of Estonia says:

    Britain should seize 25% of

  78. 78
    The only good MP is a dead MP says:


    “Labour socialists who think they can spend your money better than you can”

    And then there’s David Cameron, who pisses-away £11 billion every year on foreign aid, because he thinks he can spend our money better than we can.

    They are all the fucking same.

  79. 79
    Scotland Yard officer says:

    Britain should seize 25% of all Russian deposits and investments in London

    Unless the owners thereof can justify the lgitimate source of the cash

    And reduce the deficit with the billions collected

    A minimum of honesty in the City of London is necessary to restore our reputtion as an honest financial centre – not a Cyprus, Panama or a Macao

  80. 80
    Butt fiddler says:

    Is Guido gay…he always wants someone behind him

  81. 81
    An observer says:

    Garage is now producing grade A horseshit

    If the Cypriots wanted to assert “independence”, they were free to do so

    But they looked down the abyss (of their own making) and said

    No thank you…

    Better to take 10 billion euros than collapse and starve

    Garage is becoming hysterical in his hatred of anything European

    And scoring own goals now

  82. 82
    Uncle Rupie and his Mob says:

    I am still behind Guido

    Do not worry

    The Sun will keeping shining out of Geedo’s arse

  83. 83
    An economist says:

    The massic=ve capital mis allocations under free market conditions that led to the collapse of the Western banking system drarf the sins of the EU

    On what planet do you live?

    Or are you an employee of a criminal London bank?

  84. 84
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Oi Letwin – what was your wife doing working over at the civil service during the reign of terror was she feeding you snippets or what?

  85. 85
    brown-dog says:

    @The only good MP is a dead MP

    “You know, one could be forgiven for thinking the EU is trying to destroy us.”

    It isn’t an EU conspiracy, it was a US Project after the war to stop France and Germany going to war again by integrating both of their steel and coal mining industries i.e. a common market of the means of production. That and their funding through the Marshall Plan (which became the OECD) and the writing of the German Constitution is what the European Project and EU is. It is no conspiracy. It was open. The USA does its foreign policy through its NGOs like the banks on Wall Street, the UN (NY), World Bank (Washington) the IMF etc.. As the USA is NOT a Command Economy it has to do its politics this devolved way, i.e. through its “market forces”.

    Please take this on board. Russia and China etc know this. So should you and others. Too many people demand action here when they don’t live under that sort of “dictatorship”.

    The PIIGS and the UK have born the brunt of Wall St/NYC led post-war Libertarianism (Social Democracy) and are the geographic gates into Europe for migrants.

    Immigration is abused to break statism.

  86. 86
    Adam Smith says:

    What do you think of the very Soviet bail out of US and UK Banks by their governments then?

    Hundreds of billions of our money

    And of the complete market failure that made them necessary?

    Or are you a correspondent of Fox TV?

  87. 87
    Legal Beagle says:

    The British political system is totally corrput as anyone who has followed this blog for a few years knows

    The Rule of Law broke down in Britain years ago

    It is dangerous to throw stones in glass houses, you know

  88. 88

    Yeah, that clearly explains the deficit of democracy in the EU, many thanks.

  89. 89
    Sound Your Klaxon Fatbott says:

  90. 90
    De Niro in Cop Land says:

    You be quiet, you be quiet, you be quiet.

  91. 91
    brown-dog says:

    I suggest YOU reading something by somebody who knows what they are talking about…

    The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West

    “Globalism and financial concentration have destroyed the justifications of market capitalism. Corporations that have become “too big to fail” are sustained by public subsidies, thus destroying capitalism’s claim to be an efficient allocator of resources. Profits no longer are a measure of social welfare when they are obtained by creating unemployment and declining living standards in the home country.”

  92. 92
    the 4th reich says:

    Hahahahahahaha, do they think they actually dictate policy to us from unelected apparatchiks in Brussels? Oops, sorry, I forgot.

  93. 93
    brown-dog says:

    @An economist

    “Or are you an employee of a criminal London bank?”

    I suggest YOU reading something by somebody who knows what they are talking about…

    The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West

    “Globalism and financial concentration have destroyed the justifications of market capitalism. Corporations that have become “too big to fail” are sustained by public subsidies, thus destroying capitalism’s claim to be an efficient allocator of resources. Profits no longer are a measure of social welfare when they are obtained by creating unemployment and declining living standards in the home country.”

    The criminal banks are the EU you fool!

  94. 94
    David Cameron says:

    It is right to ban triangular flapjacks.

    Oh yes.

  95. 95
    UK industrialist says:

    Long Live the Pub party

    All the anarcho capitalist window lickers will adore you on this blog, Sir Nigel

    Sad that you have no policy other than glorious isolation, pubs and money laundering…

  96. 96
    Russian oligarch says:

    I’d just like to put it on record that I think Mr Putin is a great leader and I would like to keep living. Thanks.

  97. 97
    it's not me, it's my mate says:

    Ha ha ha, honesty in the United Kingdom, it’s corrupt from the top , even the thieves are amateurs with this lot we have in the house of corruption.

  98. 98
    Anag Libertarian Greenspan says:

    I told you the solution was just to keep rates low and print money

    I survived the Dot Com crash but never saw the real Crash of 08 coming

    But Helicopter Ben is doing the right thing

    More of the same

    We never learn you know

    BTW It was a good idea to abolish Glass Steagall you know

    My friend Rubin did that

    It just made the Crash worse by involving everyone’s deposits

    We never learn you know

  99. 99
    Jack Nicholson as Boris Johnson on the Andrew Marr show says:

    You cant handle the Truth !

  100. 100
    brown-dog says:

    No, it’s a J*wish inspired free-market anarchistic project. It’s anti-statist.

    Think NYC, Wall St., New York – World Bank, IMF and even the City of London and its proximity to the East End of London etc. etc.

    It’s a corporatist/fascist project. It’s about the EU protecting the rights of predatory capitalism to enrich the few.

  101. 101
    Oleg and his bent City solicitors says:

    If you hire enough bodyguards and organise your krychna correctly, you will be fine

    Otherwise, just move to Montenegro where we control the whole government

    We can also organise things so that your cash is 100% out of the reach of honest governments

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Collapse and starve…what rubbish.

    That was threatened to the Icelanders who just ignored it jailed their crimnial bankers and politicians.

    They are doing just fine now

  103. 103
    Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction as Marcellus Johnson says:

    I’m gonna get a couple of hard pipe hittin n*g*ers to go to work on the reporter here with a blowtorch and a pair of pliers.

  104. 104
    The wizz says:

    But bill I’ve got a kindle?

  105. 105
    The BBC are cunts says:

    We would like to formally deny that we are in any way at al biased or partisan

  106. 106
    The Libertarian LIBLABCON says:

    London needs 88,000 more infant school places by 2015 – ITV London News 25/03/13

    I wonder why and for predominantly which groups?

    The project is going just fine!

  107. 107
    Larry Summers says:

    What about me!

  108. 108
    Ever watched the Euroision Song Contest? I rest my case says:

    Not being in the EU does not make us isolated. 99% of all countries are not in the EU.

    Is Japan Isolated? Is Canada Isolated? Is the USA Isolated? Is Australia Isolated? Is India Isolated? Is New Zealand Isolated? You know the answers and you also know that the EU has become an economic millstone for the UK.

    Not only are we not Isolated we are in the Common Wealth and our Queen Is the head and not only but also the Common Wealth is a lot more fun than the EU and it knows how to party and Laugh yes LAUGH and Enjoy life.

  109. 109
    Tim Geithner says:

    And me!

  110. 110
    School Fees for Labour MPs says:

    Well it won’t be from London Labour MPs as they do not use state schools.

  111. 111
    Lloyd Blankfein says:

    And me!

  112. 112
    Saffron says:

    A PR suit vis a vis Cammoron gives a crap speech on immigration into this already crowded island,is this man of words and no action worth even listening to?.
    Cammoron and the other two shit parties are now running scared as to what UKIP might do to them come May.
    Ukip are here to stay because they are gelling with people in this country who want their country back as to what it used to be.
    The ordinary people of this land have learnt a very hard lesson in the past few years as to what a three party system is all about and they are looking for change to this corrupt system.
    UKIP INMHO are about to shock the corrupt three into reality,the people of this land are finally waking up as to what has been done to their culture by these three supposedly party of tossers.

  113. 113
    Martin Feldstein says:

    And me!

  114. 114
    Frederic Stanley "Rick" Mishkin says:

    And Me!

  115. 115
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn says:

    And me!

  116. 116
    Frederic Mishkin says:

    And me!

  117. 117
    The wizz says:

    Hear, Hear.

  118. 118
    Says it all says:

    The bbc are in full attack mode tonight talking down any attempts to cut/reform or (if only) stop immigration.

    I notice they haven’t been anywhere near Bradford, Rochdale, etc., and definately not allowing the public, who are affected by it all, to have a say.

    That old shrieking hag Maitland is on Newsnight now shouting down any comment from Farage. Tell you what Maitland, you want the immigrants, have them housed all around you. No? Thought not.

  119. 119
    Says it all says:

    I have to add this, the Indian boss of Cobra beer is saying this is deterring Indians from immigrating to this country. If only………..

  120. 120
    Blowing Whistles says:

    LET’S GET ONE THING STRAIGHT – The 649 odd politicians in parliament are not ‘protecting’ the best interests of The British Public. The msm are NOT telling the British Public THE TRUTH.

    The 649 politicians in parliament are not representing the Brithsh Public – they are and have been ‘suborned’ under EU diktats for many years.

    Camoron – had to push through the Gay Marriage debacle because it was order so by the EU.

    Our politicians ARE NOT our politicians – they are the mouthpieces and puppets of merkel and the EU. They are for example suborned under EU diktats dressed up as the UK’s Climate Change Act 2008 – to implement EU diktats. The msm are so spineless that they too dare not admit the truth.

    The “British Public” ARE NOT – “SUBORNED TO THE EU” – Only the MP’s in parliament are; along with the disreputable msm who will not tell the British Public the truth.

    Enough of the lies.

  121. 121
    Kick Araf out says:

    Maitlis was almost abusive to Farage, alongside the two nodding donkeys in the studio.
    Happily Farage was entirely correct in his comments and is in full tune with general public.

  122. 122
    Enough is more than enough says:

    FFFS bbc Newsnight are now giving it large on why fit healthy failed asylum seekers shouldn’t go back where they came from. “I have no money” yet they paid thousands to be smuggled here in lorries (admitted on tv).

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    it's not me, it's my mate says:

    The only time I’am isolated is when I’ve eaten too many Brussels sprouts.

  124. 124
    The BBC is as biased and out of touch as ever says:

    Well there you go.

    BBC Newsnight. The Newsnight woman has a nice chit chat with her two political class guests who are pro immigration and they deny any destruction of the East coast towns’ infrastructure from unchecked migration. Then they laugh at, challenge and question Farage treating him like a social outcast while he is stood slap bang in the middle of an East coast town.

    As if we didn’t know, the BBC is still a liberal leftist elite organisation who lectures to the nation rather than listens to it.

  125. 125
    The BBC is as biased and out of touch as ever says:

    Extremely abusive to Farage. She treated the two elite Studio guests as old friends and Farage as a piece of dog shit. Will the BBC never learn?

  126. 126
    brown-dog says:

    Germany is just another US puppet (client) state subject to US (and defacto J*wish) foreign policy and US hegemonic, libertarian, political and economic control.

    Think about how they are also trying to undermine Russia. They sent in the Chicago Boyz (Jeffry Sachs & Co) to set up their free-market economy which most of the Oligarchs (nearly all J*wish when you look them up) have greatly benefitted from. Russia is becoming just like the US with 2% of their kind owning nearly all of the former state’s assets (ownership of the means of production!).

    Look at who is funding the Russian NGO’s that were organising anti-Putin/Gov’t demonstrations around 1-2 years ago (Pussy Riot indeed!). Though Putin has done well to close down those money streams that fomented economic anarchism there.

    Also refer to #84 above.

  127. 127
    Andy's Acronym Solver says:

    FFFS …For Fucky Fucks sakes!

  128. 128
    Enough is more than enough says:

    You forgot biased, twisted, leftwing, socialist, overpaid, Guardian obsessed, anti white English bbc.

  129. 129
    Universal Hiss says:

    That interview was indeed disgusting. Biased Broadcasting Crap as usual.

    They couldn’t keep the sneers off their faces. Nigel was looking pretty pissed off & no wonder.

  130. 130
    EU Watch says:

    Eating too many Brussels sprouts ? You sound like a commission whore. ;-)

  131. 131
    EU Watch says:

    The scum they are talking about letting in from Roman!a and Bulgar!a are scum. Utter scum.

    We are talking sub-educated criminal diseased vermin.

    Czech Republic had issue with some of these types before, and had to wangle a deal with Canada to get shot of them.

    Other than this b/s about UK having to pay the scum benefit when it arrives, it should not be forgotten that the EU has funded, in part with UK money, massive infrastructure and rebuilding projects in the scum home countries.

    Why this filth is being allowed in defies belief.

  132. 132
    Fraud Fraud Fraud. says:

    Yep. EU funded (aka UK taxpayer funded) roads built by the Italians and the most expensive roads/kilometre ever made in Europe and that had nothing to do with construction costs.

    These days I find myself trusting Moscow more, a lot more than Brussels. How times have changed.

  133. 133
    Blowing Whistles says:

    All three of the main political parties are 80% infested with the mantra boys. Is this what the British Public and those further afield elected or were the elected so ignorant and spineless to allow it to happen? JFHC – why are them politicians truly so effing ignorant?

  134. 134
    brown-dog says:

    Why don’t you fools get it…pro-immigration is a libertrian right-wing ideal/policy.

    Do not confuse socialism-in-one country with international-socialism. The former is truly left-wing, the latter is a right-wing shill.

    New Labour (as are the Lib Dems and Cons) are pro free-market libertarian (right-wing) liberal democratic parties. They believe in privatisation of the means of production, banking and communication etc. etc. Net immigration serves to increase the profits of all of those private interests at the expense of the nation state and indigenous social cohesion. Net immigration = increased profits that are privatised. On the down-side, whan the economy tanks, the losses are more easily socialised.

    Why do you think we get programmes on, almost every other night (yesterday’s helping from the BBC was Warwick Davis': The Seven Dwarfs of Auschw*tz), warning us of those evil socialism-in-one-country (national socialist) hate mongers?

    The BBC are just the state’s (LibLabCon) propaganda machine. Caphiche!

    Some of you really do fall for the nightly panto that is NN.

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  136. 136
    Reality says:

    Deposit insurance in UK only covers up to GBP 85k in a UK regulated account.

    Note the distinction: Account, not institution.

    Reality is, if anything happened and you needed to make a claim, how long would it take for the money to come through ?

    Northern Rock collapsed 2008 and the deposit insurance / liquidators are still paying out as of last year. If you can wait a few years for your money, the deposit is fine.

  137. 137
    Jeff Bridges as Boris Johnson in The Big Le-Boris-ki says:

    The Bohdge abides.

  138. 138
    EU Watch says:

    After WWII a customs union was formed to help coerce Germany and France to get on better.

    This grew into a free trade zone, the EC.

    It was never envisioned or meant to turn into a European Union, or the screwed up crypto-communist pseudo-federal union which is emerging now.

    Certainly for the UK, signing up to any more than a customs union was not understood back in 1974.

  139. 139
    Light Bulb Time says:

    Farage made very good points about the rich getting richer from immigration, and the ordinary person getting poorer I had not thought too much about that before but yes he is correct..

  140. 140
    EU Funded pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  141. 141
    UK Watch says:

    And do not underestimate the tax contribution immigrants can make, and the dilution effect on pensions moving forward.

  142. 142
    EU Watch says:

    It is dangerous to trust Russia, but that Moscow is appearing more positive is testament to just how much things have changed in Europe / US.

    It almost seems like Russia these days is getting to the place where US was back in the 1980s, except for the locking up girl bands in Siberia thing.

  143. 143
    Don't say the government didn't know years ago says:

    Blinky Balls blamed the shortage of places (already evident when Labour were stil iln power and critical in some parts of London) on the failure of parents and local government.

    During a visit to Walthamstow on Wednesday 24th March 2010, Ed Balls was asked what the Government was planning to do to alleviate the severe shortage in Waltham Forest, where 162 children had still not been allocated a school for September. The problem wa expected to get worse, with 48 extra classes needed by 2012

    Mr Balls said: “It is the job of local government to plan for the future .

    “What has happened in the last two or three years is there has been an unexpected shortage of places in some boroughs, caused by a number of factors including less people using private schools”

    Yes, that’s right. In one of London’s porrest boroughs, in the process of being overrun by mass immigration, the fault was British parents not sending their children to private schools.

  144. 144
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

  145. 145
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Consider that the BBC and Gruniad are deliberately ‘set up’ to be self hating j*ew organisations … it doesn’t take a lot to work it out. One media outlet and one comic has to ‘BE SEEN’ to throw dirt at !srael ….

    Is the day coming when there will be a public [aND no … not conducted by the 80% infested cognitive dissonance suffering of parliament] moratorium on the issue of the true figures that have come out from ww2 in respect of a holothingy and will there be some truth to be gleaned from ‘EVIDENCE WHICH HAS “SUBSEQUENTLY” COME INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN’ which speaks OVERWHELMINGLY OF BLACK PROPAGANDA?

  146. 146
    An underclass of Millions and Europe's ticking Bomb about to explode says:

    I know nowt about Bulgaria and quite a lot about Romania, enough to know you are right. The Romanians basically confine them to ghettos which are no go areas for the state agencies and I’m dead certain they will be giving them assisted passages to Britain as soon as they are allowed. Those three sat in the comfy BBC studio have no idea what is happening in the real world.

    By the way remember all the Romanian Orphanages and the appalling conditions within? Very few people thought to ask Why and the BBC certainly did not broadcast the reason why. Millions of pounds were collected and tens of thousands of people travelled across Europe to help out in the Orphanages but hardly anyone asked WHY?

  147. 147
    Democracy Now says:

    Cammoron and the other two shit parties are now running scared as to what UKIP might do to them come May

    = Cammoron and the other two shit parties are now running scared as to what the British people might do to them come May

    We need an immediate reform of the electoral boundaries so that each constituency os the same size as each other, a ban on postal voting and a general election, with proper anti-fraud observers, as soon as a new, clean electoral register is ready.

  148. 148
    Jimmy says:

    “The rate you should charge for #SkyPapers is £300″

    Is that for watching the whole thing?

  149. 149
    UK Watch says:

    Very good speech.

    I would venture though that the problem with the economics is not the amounts being spent but the negative impact which the perception of debt is having, and the capital mis-allocation and distortions of demand which result.

    The fundamental economic problem in the UK is that under Labour 1997 through 2010, the value of individual productivity was deflated, as were the expectations of consumption. This has led to the current problem which both business and the Tories complain about.

    The problem being at both ends: Consumption demands predominantly junk produce, and production produces junk expensively.

    Until demand comes for higher quality produce which enhances wealth creation and raises standard of living, and productive capital meets that demand at a reasonable cost, the current economic funk will persist.

    Ironically, the main cause of the funk is the reluctance of real entrepreneurs to take on risk of developing new products and ideas as they do not know if it will sell, or if they can find labor to help produce it.

    The erosion of expectations to a collectivist lowest common denominator is a fundamental problem.

  150. 150
    No surprise there then says:

    Its direct self interest. The BBC is packed with immigrants, alll giving each other a nepotistic leg up the ladder and using mullti-culturalism to do so.

    The BBC is many things, but these days it is not very representative of British society.

  151. 151
    EU Watch says:

    No banking until Thursday in Cyprus…

  152. 152
    Blowing Whistles says:

    It is beyond time that one particular banking dynasty was wiped off of the face of the planet.

  153. 153
    A quick thought before bed time says:

    You ake some good points, which i must think through more fully. If i may make two observations:

    As a cionsumer, I find, as I look through my house full of possessions, that there are not many new things I actually want.

    As a businessman, I find there is little incentive to expand, particularly given the current regulatiry and tax burdens and the ever present threat of croney capitalists using legislative means via their corrupt client Parliament to rig the market and drive out smaller, innovative companies. The dream of many small entrepreneurs these days is to sell out to the big boys before they get crushed by them. That is not going to bring growth.

  154. 154
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Please note:

    Keep Your ‘Friends’ Close, Keep Your Enemies Even Closer.

    KYFCKYEEC < EEC – It's beyond time that those kind of 'friends' learned a lesson them duplicitous us.ury Roth.schilds friends.

  155. 155
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I deplore the current manifestation that is Labour. Letwin and his friends want to destroy the NHS. Labour are not the true speakers of the original ethos of the NHS. They have stolen the ethos as if in their current manifestation it is theirs. Not So.

  156. 156
    EU Watch says:

    Am familiar with both countries, my above based in reality.

    People should do a little Googling on the orphanage issue as the answers to the ‘why’ question you mentioned are both startling, awful and should be known as they help paint the picture of what is headed this way.

    The real organized criminal element one suspects is already established in the UK. This is perhaps why the government is so gung ho on this issue, as some may have irrefusable offers on the table, and guns literally to the head.

    Understanding that side of things also helps understand some of the rougher edges on real European politics as well. Too many people view Europe politic through the rose tinted glasses they view Westminster.

  157. 157
    Roma says:

    The first mistake is to call them orphans as the majority are not orphans. Quite why Europe and the world overlooked this most basic fact is very strange. Perhaps people do not want to know, it’s far easier to deal with orphans than the truth.

  158. 158
    You weirdo says:

    Look..If you hate Juws so much just come out and say I hate Juws.

    You antisemitic nazi weirdo

  159. 159
    albacore says:

    Funny, that, but bumping off hundreds of folks
    Ain’t normally seen as a subject for jokes
    Yet, if the B B C is right about this
    All that Dave’s lot’s doing is taking the piss
    A load of claptrap on “compassionate care”
    And will our caring government drop it there?
    Never mind the poor sods that ended up dead
    The death service can sleep easy in its bed

  160. 160
    Matilda says:

    Yes noticed that. Even the weather forecasters are Indians. Also have a look at 95% of the presenters on Sky. Definitely not from Esher, that’s for sure!

  161. 161
    I want free house, free healthcare, free education and lots of your free money says:

    You can ‘let them in’ if you are prepared to pay for them. Deal?

  162. 162
    JH3824092384023 says:

    They’ll learn when the term ‘SUBSCRIPTION MODEL’ suddenly becomes common parlance in BBC corridors.

  163. 163
    JH3824092384023 says:

    If governments were honest we wouldn’t need to worry about whether our money is out their reach.

    “Gold would have value if for no other reason than that it enables a citizen to fashion his financial escape from the state.”
    William F Rickenbacker

  164. 164
    New Labour says:

    We only removed the door so that we could ‘rub peoples noses in it’ yes we are that poisonous.

  165. 165
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    “The monthly ComRes telephone poll for the Independent is out tonight and has topline figures of CON 28%(-3), LAB 38%(-5), LDEM 12%(+4), UKIP 14%(+5). There are some significant shifts in all the party’s figures, and unusual figures for most of the parties. The Conservatives are the lowest ComRes have shown them in a telephone poll this Parliament, Labour at the very bottom of their normal range, the Lib Dems their highest for five months, UKIP their highest ever. The broad direction of travel in the figures isn’t surprising, other polls from other companies have also shown UKIP on the rise and the Lib Dems recovering a bit, but the degree of it here is a bit startling. I would advise the usual caution I apply to any poll showing stark changes in party support.

    Meanwhile the weekly poll for TNS BMRB is also out tonight. They too show a big jump for UKIP, but in their case not the Lib Dems. Topline figures are CON 27%(+1), LAB 37%(-2), LDEM 10%(-3), UKIP 17%(+4), Others 10%(+2).”

  166. 166
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    The banking industry is going down the pan and with it economic growth. You can’t have economic growth without bankers doing their dirty business. This is so obvious I don’t know why I have to point it out. It’s like complaining about nuclear energy (or even CO2 gushing fossil fuels) and wishing that they would all disappear and to hell with the consequences of power cuts that will kill millions.

  167. 167
    Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

    Don’t back down on immigrants now Nick. My boys and I won’t like it and the Party will end up bankrupt. Boaz.

  168. 168
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    True, the LabLibCon is one big socialist party, with three differing ( slightly ) wings.

  169. 169
    Crisis mis-management ( EU speciality ) says:

    +1 It is always the same old lie regarding defaulting in Euroland. Default and destroy everything, when actually, the reverse is true. In the long run it matters not, the Euro model is doomed, by it’s founders own idiocy. So everyone will return to national currencies, eventually.

  170. 170
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Any decent person would want to destroy the NHS. It is a shabby failure like all Communist-style organisations have been.These nasty socialists are more than happy for people to suffer as long as their fucked up ideology is preserved.

  171. 171
    No Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity says:

    No it can’t. Justice will be done. If justic is not delivered by the lazy traitors in this governmnet, then it will have to come during the next government or the one after that, but whenever, Andy Burnham and his evil accessories WILL be tried for their crimes.

  172. 172
    Curtains says:

    It has been many years since the UK banking industry created growth in any part of teh UK economy but itself. It is like a parasitic tumour gradually killing its host.

  173. 173
    Voluntary Subscription, now! says:

    The Stalinist forced funding NHS model needs to be destroyed, just as the BBC forced funding model does.
    The people running organisations like the NHS and BBC, insulated from scrutiny and meaningful control, have no fear of consequences or regard for those they are supposed to be serving.

    Unless and until people are given choice with regard to healthcare and the lying corporation, these institutions shall remain enemies of the people.

  174. 174
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “honest government”

    What planet is that on? It’s certainly not on this one.

  175. 175
    The Chorus of Approval says:

    Hear hear

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    It is just a PR/spin/sound bite from Cameron of no substance or conviction. He’ll never live next to an illegal Slovenian drug dealer ( I have very recently) and his customers. The local cops were simply not interested, so sorry to say as an redundant service man I took another route and called in some old comrades. I’ve only been back in the UK for 8 months and I’ve seen more action clearing f_cking low life scum off my own doorstep than I did in my last operational tour! I’m stashing cash (and it is cash) and then I’ll f_ck off for good (got a security job out East that pays well and I don’t have to come back here). No one who remembers England even from 10 – 15 years ago will want to come back to this. Cameron and his mates are just finishing off the job of the last Ponzi lot from what i see.

  177. 177
    Col Sanders says:


  178. 178
    DAVE fire sale CAMERMONG says:

    Today i have sold off the search and rescue service to the American company Birstow helicopters
    that clears the way to sack a few hundred air crew and sell off their equipment

    Later i will announce the sale of East coast main line

    Must dash , have yet another a spiffing lunch to go too , where a gang of plebs will applaud every bit of bull shit i throw at them

    Toodle pippy

  179. 179
    EU Funded pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote LibLabCon.

  180. 180
    A Dutchman says:

    En tot onzekerheid: ook in andere eurolanden vreesden burgers voor hun spaargeld.
    ‘Hmm, daar wil ik graag een opmerking bij maken: die onzekerheid heerste vooral onder journalisten, politici en opiniemakers. Die voorspelden de heropleving van de crisis en het einde van de euro. Wel, ik heb weinig ongerustheid gezien bij de financiële markten. Er zijn ook geen bankruns geweest in de rest van Europa. De financiële markten zijn minder zenuwachtig dan we denken.’

  181. 181
    Spiderman says:

    Is that like fly paper?

  182. 182
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember honest government

  183. 183
    The Old Fella says:

    Don’t forget all those lovely city jobs, banks are employing a lot of them now, highly qualified individuals, if they can not get a ready supply they will move their operations to India or somewhere else in the far east where the wages are much lower, in the computer age you not have to be based in London.

  184. 184
    The Old Fella says:

    Boris old love tha’s blown it on live TV, all that waffle and bluster trying to divert the conversation

  185. 185
    UK Watch says:

    Your observations I am aligned with.

    On the consumption front, most of the non food items purchased over the past few years is overtly made in Ch!na or outside of UK for sure.

    There is an overt bias preventing SME businesses from developing, and I agree that policy at the moment does appear to be discouraging new business formation. Restrictions in bank lending to SMEs are a major aspect of this.

    It is that break in lending which has caused a number of established firms to close down, and prevented the next business cycle from starting.

    Bank motivation for doing this is not clear. Either i) they really are trying to recapitalize (incredible now), ii) they do not wish to lend as they know a large portion of the loan is going to be wasted on non-productive costs by the business caused by things like Health and Safety rules etc, iii) they know in advance that the business is going to be a bad bet as it will not be able to compete successfully.

    There is another possibility that restrictions in lending could be symptomatic of monetary deflation in the real economy, the policy which the current government mislabels as ‘austerity’.

  186. 186
    Handy's Boys, Senior Officers PCC, all members of the Phoenix Lodg says:

    Right on Handy. Jahbulon.

  187. 187
    Di Ann Fattbutt says:

    No sugar in that diet! R-E-S-P-E-C-T ma maan.

    You wanna play hide-the-salami again now Owen?

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