March 28th, 2013

Goodbye Glen Oglaza


  1. 1
    Peter Grimes says:

    Is he joining Millionaireband senior’s ‘charity’?

  2. 2
    It's getting juicy says:


    Scotland Yard passes file of evidence linked to the “Plebgate” row to Crown Prosecution Service

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    egghead says:

    who…glenn hoddle

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    It's getting juicy says:

    Police investigating claims that a Cabinet minister called officers “plebs” say they have passed a file of evidence to prosecutors.

    Four people have so far been arrested after an investigation into the incident which happened in Downing Street in September last year.

    Initial reports had said that Andrew Mitchell, who was chief whip, lost his temper and swore at police when they refused to open the gates for him as he cycled out.

    He resigned from the Cabinet, but Mr Mitchell denied directly swearing at the officer and insisted he did not lose his temper or call the officer a “pleb”.

    CCTV footage of the incident cast doubt on the police reports.

  5. 5
    The BBC are cunts says:

    You’re a nasty piece of work, aren’t you ?

  6. 6
    Socialist thicko says:

    Don’t know him. Cheerio

  7. 7
    Old Barney says:

    Ha Ha Ha.

    He can always get a job at B&Q

    OAP discount day is Thursday

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    They get smug and hang themselves eventually.

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    Mark Oaten says:

    I like nasty.

  10. 10
    South Shields Chavs says:

    We want Owen Jones for our MP. He loves pig-ignorant parasitic plebs like us. Not like David Miliband.

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    Gordon McGollum says:

    I don’t remember Damien Mcbride.
    I don’t! i don’t! i dont!

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    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    I can’t remember his either.

  13. 13
    Joss Taskin says:

    If the Beeboids say ‘Bedroom Tax’, can we say BBC Tax ?

  14. 14
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:


    So do I . Don’t forget I invented the freaking concept back in 1997!!

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    Peter Grimes says:

    Most of the filth are too stupid to think about cctv. Not like the good old days when they could fit up/beat up their prey and back up each other’s lies.

    Utter filth – I hope they keep having to pick up the soap in the Scrubs showers/

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    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Yeah and I’ll bet he’ll even let you feed your ill begotten progeny Big Macs through the school gates and drive that horrible rabbit food guru Oliver from the county with his asparagus tips dangling between his legs.

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    Peter Grimes says:

    No, the Al JaBeeBa tax IS a tax, unlike the soon-to-be removed under-occupancy subsidy to feckless scroungers who are having to think how to make do on their thieved, ill-gotten gains for once rather than having everything handed them on a plate.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Hide your wallets, the EU want an extra 11 billion Euros over the agreed amount in december. Another Cameron ‘victory’ turns to ashes.

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    JH23902392389 says:

    It’s more of a ‘Metropolitan Bien Pensant Bullshit Paid For With Extorted Money’ tax.

    Not too catchy though.

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    Memoirs of a banana head. by Dave Moribund
    serialised for big bucks in the Daliy Wail.

    “When a big charity came and offered me a seven figure salary at very low USA tax rates..or maybe none as I’m a charidee leader.. The opportunity to live and work in Manhattan. Free cars and drivers and world wide expenses and travel and top hotels and parties and 20 course diners and a pension pot that makes Blair envious..Well..

    I had to have a long look out of my mouldering office window. Across the street Betfair and Lidl were just moving a few drunks away from the doors so they could open to get the fatties in.. The great slag heaps to the east. The young slags toppling out of DestinY! to shag and puke by the bins. The shaven headed, tattooed men, all wearing their gay look, white,tight T/shirts in the freezing snow.

    Did I really want to give all this up? Did i want to leave British politics and the poor people of the North east?

    Those were my thoughts as I ran. Ran as fast as my lungs allowed, to the taxi to the airport. Those were my thoughts as I laughed and cackled and whopped and high fived all my fellow first class travelers as I rode the plane to JFK.

    I wonder, have I made the right decision? The right decision for the Labour party and the Blairites and for Britain. But as my wife reminded with her characteristic comforting and wise, womanly words. “I don’t give a feck.”

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    But surely the cctv is to catch criminals.

  22. 22
    R Sole says:

    He never mentioned that #paedobritain is trending on twitter.
    Nor will the BBC

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Has Ed Miliband been asked if labour would ever introduce the same measures as have occurred in Cyprus, where money will be taken from bank accounts?

  24. 24
    Mags Moron says:

    Is he the one who sang “Wichita Lineman”?

  25. 25
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion says:

    Grow a pair and just stop paying the telly tax.

    I haven’t paid it for 8 years.

    Catch me if you can you beeboid scum :-)

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    Which it has in this case.

    When the police are criminal, which they all to often are, then they are the worst sort.

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    Resident of 96.97% white Merseyside says:

    You should try it! I enjoy being handed everything on a plate.

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    Jimmy says:

    No one died at Stafford. Under 13 years of Labour, everyone was happy, there was no crime, no one died at all ever, Tony cured cancer and Gordon created 55 trillion new jobs.

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    Resident of 96.97% white Merseyside says:

    That would upset his fellow RSP’s. Assuming of course they keep their money in this country.

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    Of the extra money, 9 billion euros is for approved infrastructure projects, such as new roads and bridges. European Commission statement

    How do they know this is right? They can’t even get their accounts signed off.

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    London Cabbie 'ackmed says:

    Just found this large file in the back of my cab with “Plebgate” scrawled

    across it……………

    Any suggestions what should I do ???

    or just take it home & chuck it on the fire…… to try & keep warm……

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    All the Stafford*shire Hosp*ital now Departed says:

    What a load of fcu*king bol*lax of the first order……

    and we should know…

    as we are all dead……..

    and all of the evidence was burnt…….

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    And the next Sky News guy to go, is (watch this space).

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    HM Her Majesty's Government says:

    The answer is ‘No’

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    The Merchant Of Verona says:

    Smug before the deed, not smug afterwards when held accountable for it.

    There is a kind of irony in that truth being revealed by someone named ”Schrödinger’s cat”

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    The Public says:

    It was supposed to be a description, not a template

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    Bill d'Sarse says:

    Nice bloke. Had a few drinks with him in Germany in about 1997, not at all pretentious like some other journo t*ts I’ve met.

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    Londoner says:

    Me neither. A bit of a waste of his time, working for Sky. I hope he finds something better to do.

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    boid scum outsourced telly tax grapper says:

    Please write a letter telling us where you live and that you regularly watch BBC programs and sign and date it.

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    Labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

    Your right there my furry friend; just like when politicians get their grubby hands on extra moolah through their position, then, because of the rank hypocrisy, the labour (anti capitalist) MPs are the worst sort.

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    Tony says:

    That’s a despicable lie!

    Most of it was shredded. only a little was burnt. Carbon targets and all that greeniewash.

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    Prick Nobinson says:

    Who do you mean ?

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    EUSSR Troika Finance Member says:

    Its a small minor detail the EUSSR accounts have not been signed off

    for over 18 years………….

    anyway its all Fatchers fault……so pay up the EUSSR UK province

    or else…..

    we’ll send Herman Von Rumpol to get it in cash from UK Citizens

    sequestrated bank accounts & all with in the EUSSR Law as laid

    down by us your unelected & unaccountable EUSSR MASTERS

    Ach tung !!

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    כריס says:

    ”And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns unto G-d who gave it.”

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    Owen Jones says:

    I bumped into my mate in the pub last night who was looking a bit glum, so I asked him what was up.

    “Well, I can’t afford anything anymore so I’ve had to cancel my golf and gym memberships, my Sky TV package and had to cut down on fags to 20 a week” he sighed.

    “Because of the recession?” I asked.

    “No” he replied. “I’ve been forced off benefits and made to get a fucking job.”

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    Mr Plum says:

    Got to pay to get on the torygraph as well now, what a liberty

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    Al Beebs Telly Tax Inspectorate says:

    Also include your National Insurance Number, Passport Number, Forged

    or Real it makes no difference, most of us don’t read or speak English

    Along with Voter’s Registration No., Date of Birth plus copy of your

    Driving Licence as supplied by G ooogle.

    And Urgently as we will be redundant once UKIP are in power…….

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    Judge Dreadful says:

    How much does it really cost to print a pro forma letter and summons for a prosecution for non payment of the telly tax, post it to the defendant and then turn up in court with a print out with the details of another 300-odd other cases, all of which are usually dealt with in seconds?

    £2? £2.50?

    How much do you routinely ask for as costs?

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    Oxymoron says:

    Nice bloke in politics. Then I’m surprised he lasted this long.

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    EU Watch says:

    Article 50 is required.

    The EU realize its days are numbered and appear to be doing some sort of cash grab.

    Of the E 11.2 bn, E 9bn for infrastructure (?), so what about the other E 2.1 bn ?

    These numbers are sounding horribly like those which were hoping to be raised through deposit levies in Cyprus recently. Perhaps they are targeting more the funding gaps caused by international investors pulling money out of dodgy Eurozone banks.

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    Socialist Shirkers Partry says:

    All work is theft.
    All theft is work.

    so..Owen, how about working tax credits for thieves?

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Burnham and Johnson, resign you disgusting pair.

  53. 53
    Glenn Miliband says:

    No jokes, please– I’m not “in the mood”:

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    Shameless Labour Revisionism says:

    The 1997-2007 chancellorship of Brown saw UK debts reduced and a standard of living realized in the UK that was superior over all others in the world at that time.

    Browns Golden Age, as it became known, reaped the benefits of shrewd asset sales and prudent fiscal management which resulted in a sustainable rise in house prices and the elimination of poverty, as mother nature had eliminated winter.

    The new age of prosperity came to an abrupt end, when the credit crunch of 2007/8 heralded the return of Thatcherite Tories who disguised their agenda behind the veneer of coalition government. That agenda was to sabotage Gordon’s sterling work.

    These events occurred 3 years before the General Election which would see Browns premiership ended. and as history shows were clearly unleashed by the jealous Thatcher in her twilight years in order to frustrate Brown’s work.

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    EUSSR Troika Finance Member says:

    Kindly Note since the 2007 Lisbon Treaty signed first by David

    Millieband & then by Gordon McMental in the middle of the night

    as he was not allowed out during daylight hours.

    HM Government has had No Say or Control of these matters ….

    & never will ……so get used to it !!

    And cough your Dosh before we do the Cyprus right hook on you all !!

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    Country Exposure to Cyprus (in billions of dollars)

    Russia 30-40
    Greece 16.4
    Germany 7.6
    France 2.5
    Switzerland 2.2
    United Kingdom 2.2
    Netherlands 1.9
    Austria 1.7
    United States 1.7
    Italy 1.6
    Sweden 1.4

    Bank for International Settlements (except for Russia which is Moody’s estimate.)

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    EU Watch says:

    Better demonstration of credile leadership in one tweet, than Cameron has displayed in his entire useless life:

    How is the leadership contest going ? Knife sharpeners should be open over Easter.

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    EU Watch says:

    That data here:

    Those figures were to end of September 2012. The picture would have been very different by end of January this year, not to mention when the deal was arrived at. (The Cypriot banks could not have provided an accurate picture then as they had been closed, except for the capital flows outgoing through international branches / ATMs…)

    Of perhaps more interest are the exposures of international banks:

    To end of September 2012:

    Alpha Bank : E 4.6 bn
    HSH Nordbank : E 1.6 bn (mainly to ships belonging to German / International firms registered in Cyprus… Tsakos ?)
    ING : E 900m
    Intesa Sanpaolo : E 138m
    HSBC : $400m (end 2012)
    B@rclays : GBP 323m
    RBS : GBP 377m

    Most of the exposures were Corporate Loans.

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    EU Watch says:

    That data is here:

    Those figures were to end of September 2012. The picture would have been very different by end of January this year, not to mention when the deal was arrived at.

    The Cypriot banks could not have provided an accurate picture then as they had been closed, except for the capital flows outgoing despite that shutdown.

    Of perhaps more interest are the exposures of international banks:

    To end of September 2012:

    Alph@ Bank : E 4.6 bn
    H$H N0rdbank : E 1.6 bn (mainly to ships belonging to German / International firms registered in Cyprus… Tsak0s ?)
    !NG : E 900m
    !ntesa Sanpa0lo : E 138m
    H$BC : $400m (end 2012)
    B@rclays : GBP 323m
    RB$ : GBP 377m

    Most of the exposures were Corporate Loans.

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    And in BBC HD says:

    When did they stop telling us that the yellow was next to the black.

    If it’s in HD it’s in HD , if it’s not it’s not.

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    Peter Grimes says:

    If he was asked, do you think that the shifty, lying, toothy asshole would tell the truth?

    My guess is that Millipedeband Minor and his mate EdBollox will have so fucked up the UK economy by about 2017 that they will do as Argentina did a while back and steal all of the UK’s remaining private pensions to allow them to keep on paying their client class of workshy chavs and immigrants and working but not really working overpaid civil servants.

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    Haribo Halfwit says:

    Did your uncle find the Dead Sea Scrolls? They made great kindling, too.

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    nellnewman says:

    Interesting definition of ‘effective political personalities ‘ by Denis Healey he thinks Mrs T and Nigel Farage have it – edmilitwit doesn’t.

    Not sure where he rates cameron although he thinks he’s a real tory – but that’s a view of cameron from the left .

    Here on the right I’m not sure I see cameron as a real tory!

    I wish Denis had given his view of bullyballs – but he didn’t.

    He’s right though on one thing ‘ they’re all career politicians with no work experience and no experience of the real world’

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    EU Watch says:

    This news is somewhat significant:

    May not sound like much: Ch!nese oil tanker filling up at !ranian port, until it is recalled that EU recently banned any and all activities of its member states from supporting any business connected with these activities.

    This in particular had a massive effect on marine insurance, which primarily goes through Ll0yds.

    Unless someone has been flouting EU rules, this perhaps implies that a new insurer has shown up in the market now, outside of EU ? That would be an awful example of the law of unintended consequences, one would hope.

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    nellnewman says:

    Well just wait until the rest of the euro 17 start seizing the bank balances/savings of their people , who have worked hard, paid taxes and saved only to find the state then claims 40% of the rest. God help the banks because trust will be gone!

    This is what the EU has become.

    I suspect bullyballs is watching with avid interest as he prepares to become chancellor of the UK in 2015 . This will be his first heist in office!

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    P l e b says:

    ITV documentary on now – Breadline Britain.

    Welcome to Cameron and Osborne’s vision for the future.

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    WOOF WOOF says:


  68. 68
    Barrett Homes says:

    We’re going to start building workhouses.

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    One of the things we do not know is how much the Russian banks who had branches in Cyprus helped to transfer money out in the last week or two. My guess is that it would have been an enormous percentage of those Moody’s estimates. If my hunch is correct, then the confiscation will not yield as much as expected. That will entail another round of confiscation as they attempt to make up the shortfall – and so it goes on. I was talking today to someone whose company is in for some €0.4bn, well within your above list. He thought the situation was midnight madness and the handling of it by the authorities would have been comical, were it not so serious.

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    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Cameron with his Kristallnacht like speeches- Osborne with his bedroom tax- Gove with all the measured introduced to take education back to the 1830s- the annihilation of the NHS. Being cold is one thing- being forced below the poverty line, evicted, thrown out of school and refused medical treatment on top of it is how it looks like if you aren’t one of them

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    Check Facts First says:

    Doesn`t matter who got in, Labour were going to do the same. Cut housing benefit and welfare in general. As one Labour wit said the cupboard is bare.

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    WOOF WOOF says:


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    nellnewman says:

    People need to stop relying on the state and stop believing they don’t need to work in order to support themselves and their families.

    13 years of Labour has turned a significant part the Great British Nation into a “sponging , lazy, it’s my right not to work, the state owes me benefits etc” class.

    Labour , especially brown and balls, thought this underclass they were creating would keep them in power forever.

    Well the taxpayers money, OUR money, has just run out and forever has just come to end!

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    The Merchant Of Verona says:

    ”People need to stop relying on the state and stop believing they don’t need to work in order to support themselves and their families.”

    Not going to happen in this lifetime.

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    The Merchant Of Verona says:

    Besides, I could do without the competition…

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    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Anyone recommend a good BankOfMatress Vault?

    Needs to hold 500 20’s..

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    nellnewman says:

    Not everyone has succumbed to labour’s siren song, rotten at the core, of come join us and live free of work off the taxpayer.

    Some of us still believe in old values of work hard, pay your taxes and look after your own.

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    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    “A Tory MP has complained that he was ‘forced’ to borrow money from his mum and dad because the Commons expenses watchdog is trying to “screw [MPs] into the ground”.

    Karl McCartney, the 42-year-old MP for Lincoln, told the BBC’s World at One programme on Wednesday he had to ask his parents for at least £25,000.”

    Isn’t that what payday lenders are for?

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    Anonymous says:

    It is theft. The following example.

    Person A: Sold house to move. E200,000 in bank. They lose.
    Person B: Still owns house. They win.

    It is therefore a crime of opportunity and has no reasoned basis. They got mugged for what they carried.

    The clever part of the EU is that it has no enemies. The individual states go to war with countries, but the EU generally only gives aid to the outside. There is no hatred of the EU except from inside. It has therefore never felt vulnerable.

    Now it is different. It has actually created people that hate it. Welcome the EU to the real world. Maybe the extra billions are going to be assigned to security.

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    P l e b says:

    And you can’t blame the ‘anti-tory’ BBC this time

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    nellnewman says:

    MK you are being silly again.

    If you have kids in education at the Mo – I do – you know that standards have risen immeasurably since Gove took over.

    We should never forget that youth unemployment plummeted to nearly a million when balls was in charge of education and his ‘ every child matters ‘ policy saw GCSE A-C grades dive to almost irrecoverable lows.

    And where is cameron’s Kristallnacht speech do tell? I donlt like him but I doubt he did something like that.

    Ah and the bedroom tax that is not a tax! – pity labour knows so little about real economics!!

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    nellnewman says:

    After WW2 the government built loads of temporary ( sorry can’t think what they were called) housing – prefabs!

    One of my Uncle’s who had been a Tail End Charlie in a Wellington Bomber and lost a leg in 1943 , ended up in one of them in London with his wife and son.

    They were immensely grateful for this cosy roof and small garden in which they kept chickens and grew their own veg. They also both found meaningful work until they retired and lived happily in that little house until they died.

    They were active caring, contributing, people to their community.

    And that is the Spirit of Britain that we need to recreate!

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    nellnewman says:

    You don’t post a link?

    What did he need £25k for – His bar bill?

    These MP’s of all creeds , convictions and colours have no money sense !!

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    RSPCA says:

    Are you sure?

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    nellnewman says:

    Who on earth is alan yentob?

    Is he a bnp member or someone?

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    nellnewman says:

    Who on earth is al an yen tob?

    Is he a beanp[ea member or someone?

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    Council house boy says:

    Interesting name you chose ‘pleb’. Are you filth? as we call them.

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    nellnewman says:

    Let’s face it todays politicians are in it for what they can financially get out of it at our expense.


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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Why will they stop at bank accounts. Why not property, valaubles, cars, and other assets. Theft is theft so why limit it to bank accounts.
    You also have to ask how the European Court has allowed the Cyprus robbery to happen.
    It’s also amazing that the EU thinks Abu Qatada has human rights but the people of Cyprus do not.
    Which country is next?
    Has anyone asked Ed Miliband if labour would ever take money from UK bank accounts?

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    nellnewman says:

    You accept then that the Biased BBC is anti-tory ?

    So they’re taking the taxpayers £millions but they’re not neutral?!!

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    Tachybaptus says:

    The prefabs were called Portals. I think that Portal was the name of a junior housing minister or something, but a quick web search finds nothing about that.

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    ooy vey what a plonker says:

    Followed on channel 4 by secret eaters and BBC1 Masterchef, channel 5 cowboy builders, Sky living by Stitch me, lift me , tuck me, makes me think it’s just what it is a fckin programme and like all the tv programmes there to entertain you .

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    Fawke Handles says:

    20p’s ?

    You poor sod!

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    No steps forward 100 steps back says:

    It was on BBC radio 4 yesterday so it must be true.

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    JadedJean says:


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    nellnewman says:

    I have no doubt it was true.

    I just think his parents were silly to give it to him. They should have told him to go out and get a REAL job and earn it like the rest of us !

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    Doh! says:

    You stupid cow!…don’t you realise that the J*ws don’t do national socialism (aka socialism in one country).

    Why might you think that is?

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    Resident of 96.97% white Merseyside says:

    I remember being amazed that the fitted kitchens contained a fridge. Not many people had one in those days.

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    Anonymous says:

    Why does ‘Yvette Bollucks’ always come on advertised as ‘Yvette Cooper’?.
    Is it because even she doesn’t want to be associated with with Ed ‘Wiggy’ Bollucks?.
    God help us if Labour gets in in 2015.
    Yvette Bollucks – Home Secretary!.
    Ed ‘Wiggy’ Bollucks – Chancellor!.
    Ed ‘Wallace’ Milibrain – Prime Minister!.
    The massive exodus of true Brits would outnumber the previous influx of Muslims, Bulgarians and Roumanians.
    The UK is totally fucked.

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    Doh! says:

    Sounds like your uncle lived in an open air prison aka a housing estate nell.

    What a befitting end for him and his wife.

    Oh! I forgot to say that he thought he was free though when he died.

    Goethe – “None are so helplessly enslaved than than those who falsely believe thay are free”

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    Abu Qatada says:

    Why don’t the stupid people of Cyprus hire my legal team?

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    nellnewman says:

    Actually I hope labour do win in 2015 with militwit as pm and bullyballs as chancellor because after 5 years in power these idiots will not be re-elected for another 50 years or more by which time the political landscape will have changed irrevocably!

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    Sir William Wade says:

    Actually Glen O’Glaza is a natural feature in County Antrim.

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    EU Watch says:

    The R’s article did mention that since the 2010 stress tests, banks have not been obliged to reveal their exposures. The above list are only those who have.

    H$H / Alph@ are two which really stand out. They are tied through shipping.

    Agree the handling is somewhat insane. This is over gas resources and shipping and is intimately tied to Greece.

    There is an element of targeting Russian capital, but as the international branches were left open and most was pulled before and during, combined with Russia’s position, that does not hold much credibility.

    The head of Tsakos energy was bombed yesterday in Ath3ns. I am not sure if H$H are one of his underwriters: Alph@ / JP Morgan certainly are, and Tsakos has a lot of expensive LNG tankers on order at present. LNG shipping boom is just about over. H$H already got stuffed in Greece by Omega ONE, who I think were linked to Tsakos Energy previously.

    If Russia wishes economic revenge, either of Alph@ / H$H are simple targets. These two weakened players would not take much to topple, and H$H would be very embarrassing for Germany to explain. Especially in a Federal Election year when the SPD are gaining support.

    Some juicy background for your good self:

    The H$H / Alph@ above are intimately linked, and perhaps reveal some more detail as to why Germany was a bit pushy with the bailout.

    Tsakos energy have on order a large quantity of LNG tankers at present.

    It is worth noting that Cyprus shipping registry has not been affected during the bailout fiasco:


    The worst they have had to deal with is finding storage for a large number of containers as recipients cannot access funds to meet payment at present, due to bank closure and now the capital controls.

    Most of the funding for Cypriot registered ships and the registry itself seems to be by H$H Nordbank. H$H are also exposed in Greece as well.

    H$H have already received a bailout themselves, back in 2011, of about $41bn:


    Despite a denial earlier in the year that H$H needed to draw on special state funds, H$H did towards the end of 2012:


    This was to the tune of $1.3bn in state guarantees.

    H$H are now expecting an EU probe:


    Should be noted that H$H are 90 percent owned by the German city state of Hamburg and the state of Schleswig-Holstein, plus local German savings banks.

    H$H are currently trying to enter the !ndian shipping financing market:


    The approval of Reserve Bank of !ndia is required, and this will put H$H in direct competition with State Bank !ndia / !CICI. H$H need to enter that market in order to repair its balance sheet following bad financing during the boom years for tonnage which is now not performing.

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    No steps forward 100 steps back says:

    Suggest May 2015 is order your popcorn time, I reckon within a month even the IMF won’t have enough money to lend Britain, money to pay benefits will collapse and hopefully the 640 MPs will be living on what’s left of their bank accounts after the EU has sequestered 40% of the money and we will enjoy civil unrest at it’s best, only the Brits can do real violence when peed off, then later on we have the Scottish referendum which should be totally illegal as we the English haven’t been invited to the split up of the United Kingdom, see why I believe the referendum is illegal.

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    nellnewman says:

    The je wi sh comm unity believe in working hard , paying ceaser his due and looking after their own.

    That used to be a labour principle , but not since gordons day.

    Nowadays labour is all about , join us in our ‘not working heaven’ to fleece the taxpayer , spend your days drinking beer/vodka, taking drugs , breeding aggressive dogs and letting your children by multiple men run riot.

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    Sir William Wade says:

    Karl, the trick is to spend less than you earn.

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    JabbaTheCat says:

    Lol…Oglaza was in the year above me in school, the long haired dope smoking hippy…

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    Ad Rev says:

    If Sky News got rid of the ads constantly interrupting the news maybe then BBC News 24 would have some competition. So why don’t BSkyB really subsidise Sky News. Aren’t they making enough money from sports and movies and everything else? Technically and editorially Sky News is better than News24.

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    nellnewman says:

    No sweetie he didn’t.

    He fought for freedom in WW2 and he enjoyed it after the war and he contributed to the community actively and immensely post 1945 .

    That is the thing you see . Some people are useful to Life – they believe in working and also voluntary work.

    Others only believe in leaching off the taxpayer. The leachers are the one’s that labour encourage!!!

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    Ad Rev says:

    Nigel even gave The O’Reilly Factor the lead Talking Points on Fox News last night. Fox had to use a clip from an interview he gave to Russia Today. Nige said something like, everyone take your money out before a financial catastrophe.

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    nellnewman says:

    Politicians generally, don’t understand the principle , spend a penny less than the pound that you earn!

    That of course was the problem with the socialist naz is and the jew ish community.

    The naz is wanted to be rich without any effort or work so they stole from the hardworking j ew ish community .

    And the ultimate socialist evil was born!

    Not unlike the eu ro and the e u and cy prus is it?!!!

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    I disagree with you on two points. Firstly, Ed Ballsup isn’t Bullyballs. He’s just a sad, pathetic little wanker with no knowledge whatsoever of economics, and “after 5 years in power” is hopelessly wrong. The next Labour government – and I’m sure that’s what Britain will have from May 2015 – will last 18 months, tops.

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    Casual Observer says:

    Slovenia should be next.

    Capital is already abandoning them, reflected by their bond yields heading up to the magic 7% level.

    If they fail to roll their debt later in a few months, they are screwed.

    Following Cyprus, bank deposit capital should already be starting to be moved out right now as well.

    Luxembourg and Malta should also be in target. Keep an eye on their bond yields, when they start rising that should be an indicator, unless the Troika are just going to walk in and do a Cyprus.

    NB: Spa!n has already put a 0.2% levy on bank deposits, but they are taxing the banks rather than the deposit holders directly. The cost will be passed on. There is talk of something similar maybe being considered for !taly.

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    The last time I looked at this sort of thing, the shipping market was in deep recession with tankers laid up by the hundreds. In the last “boom-that-was-not-really-a-boom”, I was mostly out of the picture.

    H$H Nordbank was only formed in 2003 and I note it has JC Flowers as an investor. I note their tiny income as compared with the vast net worth (how much credence can one put in such figures is anyone’s guess!) Only 2010 figures though. Rather historic.

    It only goes to show how wrong it is for states to hold such interests. The interests of private and public enterprise just do not mix especially in this, one of the riskiest of m@rkets. States do not make good entrepreneurs.

    Thanks for all those links. Interesting that India needs their expertise. They could have done it for themselves with the right contacts at a fraction of the cost. If I knew then what I know now…

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    nellnewman says:

    Well I agree that bullyballs ‘ knowledge of economics is second to that of sooty and sweep.

    And I also think if he ends up as chancellor in 2015 because of cameron’s incompetence , labour will then be out of power for more than a generation – post 2015. The man’s an Idiot of mega proportions!

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    Why do you think that? Minority government?

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    optimist says:

    Sincerily hope not.
    By the time of the next GE things should be turning for the good and just like 1997 with the UK coming out of the darkness then, they Labour, will just continue successful Conservative policies until they can begin again cocking it up.
    It would be their last throw of the dice but you will have no country left to resucitate after that

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    Best to wait until the Geoffrey Dickens file has finished burning.

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    UK has already returned to growth, says OECD Telegraph
    Triple-dip recession forecast? The outlook is mixed Graun

    Which one is in a parallel universe?

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    Now that little James has been exiled from BSkyB he no longer required a nanny.

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    Utterly disgraceful. Sooty and Sweep did not spend years in Chicago at the feet of Milton Friedman in order to be so insulted.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Yes. Balls’s ‘solution’ is (much) more of the crap that got us into this mess in the first place – If Labour had won in 2010, how much longer would it have lasted before collapsing? My guess is about 12 months, and things are worse now.

    The country appears to be run on credit. Labour get in, the AA+ credit rating goes, the repayments go up, lenders say “no”, the pound collapses, inflation shoots up.. 3 day week for the public sector, unaffordable fuel for the private sector. Just speculating. Maybe Labour could struggle on beyond 18 months with all the taps run dry, but I think I think it will be over for them within a year and a half.

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    Because Leon Brittan has already booked them for the next 10 years to deal with the Elm fall out.

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    By ‘true brits’ do you mean those descended from the French, the Germans, the Italians or the Scandinavians?

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    nellnewman says:

    So please explain what is the matter with the je wi sh community, that work hard, pay their taxes and look after their own.

    Why do the socialists/labourites prefer tax and work dodgers?

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    But if they have a majority of seats, then the economy can go into a black hole for all the difference it makes. Without revolution and bloodshed, they will cling to power like sh1t to a blanket…

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    Tachybaptus says:

    Parallel universes are parallel to each other. So the question is, which one are we in? And, looking at the record of these papers, I’d say neither.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    Because they vote Labour, of course.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Didn’t you find Sooty and Sweep a little disturbing? I had a Sooty (it had been my sister’s but I took it over), and it was frankly the charmless toy equivalent of Theresa May. It was crap even by the standards of 1972. And my friend Alison across the road had a ‘Sweep’ toy. Who in the name of God bought their daughter a Sweep toy? “Happy Christmas, Alison, here’s a squeeky toy. It’s the most boring toy in all the world. Here’s to 1973. Yo ho ho.”


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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    You seem to misunderstand. The average Guido contributor could blame the BBC for the weather. About the only thing they could not blame the BBC for is Dubya’s intellect – and that is beyond any human understanding.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Contrary to the ‘good old days’ The plod do it now [cover ups / fit ups] with the tacit approval of the legal fraternity – even with overwhelming evidence of a cctv nature – didn’t them cctv tapes of Jean Charles Demenezies – just conveniently dis … appear odd / bizarre / strange like guv?

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    Agree that they have each become more like the other than the other is.

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    nellnewman says:

    Well of course omaha is still trying , in usa, to prove that the state that spends more than it earns can be viable .

    In 2015 he will have been proved wrong and militwit and balls will have an uphill struggle to prove their model, based on his, can work.

    It doesn’t help that the EU , also advocating spending more than it earns and printing money it doesn’t have, is slowly going down the pan. Cyp rus is the turning point to perfidy!!

    Germany of course thinks this is the road to superiority and taking over Europe.

    The post WW2 German Superiority!! Not a hope in hell!!

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    Absolutely no problem with the community, apart from their support for a bunch of psychopaths running Israel. It brings to mind the Tebbit test – if England played Israel at soccer who would you support?

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    They might have a majority (or they might not), but they’re not going to have any money or a credit rating.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    p.s. btw a copper is an officer of the court, a lawyer is an officer of the court, the clerks of the court are officers of the court, the judge is an officer of the court – The only courts they all appear in are The Court of Jesters?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The UK’s banks have been robbing people blind for decades [Ponzi scams / false insurance scams / extortionate charges etc] – never mind the cyprus thefts.

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    But they did not have any money when last in power. They blew every penny and then spent £1tn more…

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    grobdj says:

    I predict that those losing out on bank deposits will eventually get their money back, with interest, through the European Court of Human Rights:

    The right to property is one of the most controversial human rights, both in terms of its existence and interpretation. The controversy about the definition of the right meant that it was not included in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights or the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.[3] Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the right to property as follows:

    “(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property

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    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    If you are feeling nostalgic there is still a small estate of prefabs in Edgbaston which (I believe) are now listed. They are not far from the cricket ground and every time Lancashire play their supporters can be seen admiring the prefabs as examples of a modern housing development.

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    Whoever wasn’t being managed by Alex fucking Ferguson.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Noted today – some investors are taking RBS to court over dealings in 2008. For your information – a case was taken aginst RBS back in 2008 to ‘Wind it up’ as being bankrupt – the case was conveniently thrown out ‘smoke ‘n mirrors style by a senior judge in cahoots with RBS’ legal representatives ….

    Funny really because the bank was bankrupt at the time and ought to have been wound up? Truth will out – including several case laws which the general public don’t exactly know about – but which I do have the inside knowledge of.

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    Casual Observer says:

    To SC’s point, they will likely cling to power come what may unless there is some sort of revolution or coup.

    There would most likely be a coup as if they cannot provide funds for the military then the generals would turn on them. The military are loyal to the Crown, who could be put at risk by such a turn of events.

    If they somehow won military support then it could be republic time for the UK, and tyranny for the masses. Obviously there are more powerful forces which would prevent that from happening, unless the Crown decides to abandon its realm.

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    nellnewman says:

    Actually many of them don’t now because they are disillusioned by labour’s anti attitudes to education, work and self reliance .

    These 3 things were once labour’s 3 pillars but no more.

    labour now is all about welfare , dependence on the state and tax avoidance!!

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I am being m0dded at present re some possible [think] case laws which the gen pub are not aware of – which I just may have come upon?

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    @ SC 9:54: Yes, but back then they could borrow money. And, they were run by the (relatively speaking) competent Blair and Brown. I did say relatively. This time, it’s going to be Miliband and Balls. No money, no income, no credit. Only 11% of the electorate have any faith in Balls (vs 17% for the gormless Osborne). Seriously, I cannot see those two lasting 18 months, not with a sustained hour-by-hour attack from every quarter. The country will have ground to a halt.

    Anyway, I’m off to bed. Good to hear from you! :-)

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    nellnewman says:

    Sorry grobj I think you are wrong .

    na zi europe has taken control of eu banking and is going to leach legitimate savers of their funds!!

    Very naz ism!!

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    Gordoom McSnotty says:

    I take personal responsibility for everything that’s happened that’s why I’ve sacked the person responsible

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I stated last year that at some point all these ‘fake debts’ will have to be wiped out – and that at that point one particular banking dynasty should be wiped out too, in all its guises – I still maintain that position and why shouldn’t I?

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    Anonymous says:

    So have many other businesses. But up until now, there was a choice.

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    כריס says:

    It is easier to hate and envy than to praise and acknowledge, so thank you for the kind words.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The Elm issue IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. The little people are talking all about it and passing on lots of info about it. The dirtiest ptb may think that they have covered up the ha.ute De La Gar.enne jersey matter – BUT THEY HAVE NOT – IT WAS THE RIPPING OF THE LID OFF OF A GREATER CAN OF WORMS.

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    Edith Milliband says:

    Did the landlord know you’re under 14?

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    Blowing Whistles says:


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    Herman Van Rumpoy says:

    See, you english think us nazi’s went to South America after your 2nd varr. Not so, meine Englische Kartofflekopf…Belgium is the place to start again.

    Ab ein neue Europa

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    And you Tessa! Sleep well and hope that silk keeps you warm

    @CO. I do not see the Generals turning on a democratically elected government in the UK no matter how incompetent they run things. I was going to say “sadly” but on two second’s further thought, I am glad that is the case.

    If it is – I can always be wrong. But it would be a Rubicon crossed, unparalleled in modern times.

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Andrew Mitchell is to sue the Sun Newspaper over the plebs issue. It will be interesting to see which side Guido takes.
    Apparently the Sun is standing by it’s story.
    When will Ed Miliband apologise to Mitchell?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The smoke ‘n mirrors which has shielded the reds childs for decades – is slowly disappearing and thier game is all but up?

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    I had a Sooty and my sister had a Sweep. I am talking c1962! In those days, our innocence did not lead us to question the oddness of either.

    But compare Tinky Winky from Teletubbies…

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    Anonymous says:

    Interesting. Who needs marine money?

    IMO, he money’s in OSVs and rigs in mexico but general mortgage conditions are still bollox despite excellent returns and pemex security. H$H, come to Mexico.

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    ukip if u want but lets save England (and Wales I suppose) says:


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    Plebbyjoy says:

    Fab news that Mitchell wants his day in court. He can be joined by all the protagonists. All of ‘em. No exceptions. Roundabout early 2015. And Mitchell will lose. Plebgate: the labour gift that gives and gives and gives…….Nice one Dave! Great judgment

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I’m sure he’s the Rick P at the bbc who’s been riggin history and some other issues via mantras and the like for his puppet masters – just another joowish placeman?

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:


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    Plebbyjoy says:

    Great analysis.

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    Anonymous says:


    True Brits like me who were born in the Uk.

    True Brits like me who have worked HARD here all our lives.

    True Brits like me who have NEVER been on Benefits.

    True Brits like me who have paid ALL our taxes.

    True Brits like me who have paid ALL our National Insurance.

    True Brits like me who have looked forward to becoming an ‘O.A.P.’.

    True Brits like me who have looked forward to ‘Retirement’.

    Instead, the UK is full of fucking Muslims, Illegal Immigrants…….

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Why waste words on your piece?

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    Abu Qatada says:

    True Brits like me.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Interesting series of postings. What if the Camerons are actually aiding and abetting the Labs to create such despair in the UK such that we are ‘SO FRIGHTENED’ as the Irish were 2nd time round in the vote that we should succomb to the EU monster. Camoron and his ilk are going about it – otherwise we would have had an Out referendum. Camoron’s tories are Labour – the spats are for show … they both want wiping out by the public mass.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    UNLIKE EVERY BASTARD MP – who has held office for the past 5 decades.

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    Plebbyjoy says:

    “Pleb” will characterise the Tories in the same way that ‘Sleaze’ did for major. It’s not fair it’s not right but its brutal politics. Cannot understand why Cameron didn’t shut this down. It’s a reputational calamity for Tories and the Bullingdon boys. And it keeps on giving.

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    ukip if u want but lets save England (and Wales I suppose) says:

    Did either muppet ever get their glove leg over Sue? Was it a panda? Or were they gay muppets?

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    Plebbyjoy says:

    You could probably do with the practice. Your grammar is a…challenged. Gove for PM Huzzah!

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Did you ever think that you’d been fooled by your own moneylenders – the moneylenders – who only used you nazi’s as their means to an end?

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:


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    Plebbyjoy says:

    See..I knew you were paying attention.

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    hamjam chilli powder says:


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    Plebbyjoy says:

    More please. Start off slowly and speed up near the end….

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    Near where I live, they have the most beautiful marble which the exterior of Doge’s Palace in Venice was modelled from. Do they still quarry it? No. Why? Because it is too bloody expensive.

    So I can still find marble in my local stone masons. Where do they get it from? India. They can blast it out, polish it there and send it halfway round the globe for less that they can get it out of the ground here. Just one example of why they need conventional cargo shipping.

    The problem is that the falsely engineered boom lead to an overabundance of shipping commissioned to feed what was seen as an endless period of growth which turned out to be a bubble.

    OSVs are another market again.

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    hamjam chilli powder says:

    Enriched UK and EU truly awaits, see how we breed.

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    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Maybe they’ll
    a) Be moved.
    b) Move out of looter sector housing and get a job or find somewhere smaller that wastes less space.
    c) actually start learning something now

    rather than making real workers poor.

    Benefits = Punishing the productive to fund rewarding the feckless.

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    Anonymous says:

    Was posted somewhere on here earlier today that they should let that Muslim Fucking Bastard go.

    Then they should:-
    (i) STOP all his benefits.
    (ii) KICK him out into the Streets.
    (iii) Tell the useless ‘Border Agency’ to let the Jordanian equivelant of the ‘S.A.S’ through.
    (iv) Let the Jordanian ‘S.A.S’. sort him out.


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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The above answers Rabbit Kutcher nutsoff and his troll follower from last nights last blog – which I have posted an answer to btw.

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    They need a NAME.

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    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    They should tax the loan book, not the liquid asset base!

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    Anonymous says:

    Money cannot be property. If your money was in a bank (like a car in a car park) how would the bank invest it? They would give your money away to a company, hoping to get more back later. So your money would not be in the bank.

    If you gave it, instead, directly to the company then the assumption is that they could lose it. Why is that any different to giving it to a bank (which is a company).

    The issue is trust, and the explicit guarantees. Money goes into banks for safety and to earn interest. But with no interest, only the safety issue is left.

    Now that the trust and guarantees have gone, and the safety is vanished, the very underpinning of the banks has been destroyed.

    EU was built and designed to destroy, there is no other explanation.

    The curtain has fallen, and the deception revealed.

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    Anonymous says:

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    Labour, evil to the core says:

    I wonder if Jimmy, in his quieter, solitary moments, feels a deep sense of shame over trying to spread Labour propaganda in order to abdicate all responsibility over Stafford. Labour have shown time and time again there are no depths they won’t stoop to, but even for them this is a new low. 1,200 patients died – IT’S IN THE INQUIRY REPORT, JIMMY, YOU PATHETIC LABOUR SHILL – suffering the indignity of lying in their own shit or dying of dehydration. Instead of apologising, Labour have broken new ground in propaganda that Goebells would’ve been proud of. They can’t blame Thatcher, they can’t blame the coalition, they can’t send anyone for a walk in Harrowden Hills, so instead they try to pretend the report doesn’t say what it actually says, deploying good old revisionism. It’s damage limitation Labour style. They need to promulgate the myth that the NHS is only safe with Labour, so they can’t allow embarrassing facts about a disproportionately high death rate and neglect on an industrial scale to spoil their propaganda drive.

    Of course, Jimmy will come along later and say this is all rubbish and that less than ten people died. Here’s something everyone should tell the likes of Jimmy and his compatriots. He can keep reeling off his line over and over again, as dictated by Labour HQ, but him saying it repeatedly doesn’t make it true. We had 13 years of Labour Truth, where facts and figures were twisted, corrupted and distorted, and the public was fed a constant stream of lies, smears and propaganda. They’re upset that they can’t get across their fraudulent “narrative”, as New Labour cùnts called it, and when even the bbc has repeatedly referred to the 1,200 deaths, you get a measure of exactly how much of a wretched, morally repugnant specimen Jimmy is, insulting the families of all those who died and minimising their grief in a truly vile way by gleefully trumpeting how everything was fine under Labour and Stafford is nothing to get upset about. For that, I hope Jimmy gets bowel cancer and ends up being looked after by a sadistic chav nurse who’ll let him rot in his own shit. Of course, the irony is that, this now being a coalition and not Labour government, Jimmy would call it a shocking outrage comparable to Auschwitz. Isn’t that right, Jimmy, you disgusting piece of excrement?

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    WVM says:

    A lurch to the right or more smoke and mirrors from Cameron?

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    No steps forward 100 steps back says:

    More BS, he supposed to be Camoron’s senior adviser, he done a good job for the last 3 years.

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    King Canute says:

    Britain should be able to block immigration from other EU countries during the current period of high unemployment, according to a group of influential MPs.

    Is the tide finally turning?

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    rinky dinky says:

    Hiya TwAT.

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    The Merchant Of Verona says:

    ”Barack Obama called ‘a hypocrite and a coward’ over Falklands betrayal”

    Argentina will have defaulted by this time next week anyway.

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    Nige on Fox says:

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    Anonymous says:

    You obviously love fucking Muslims.
    Fuck of back to Muslim Land.

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    Anonymous says:

    The marble issue is the same as the use of local stone in the UK. In general the cheapest building material is the one that is untouched inside and requires minimal transport. Stone, wood, slate etc.

    However, the stupidity of the UK system makes opening and operating these quarries too prohibitive. It is not the cost, it is the lack of competition that puts the price through the roof.

    This is evident by the local quarry that tries its best to get rid of its profits even though it operates well below its licensed production. A massive solar array, private helicopter, huge mansion with a recent extension bigger than two average houses.

    Most quarries no not operate because they choose not to operate efficiently. They have a right to those profits due to their monopoly and when overseas quarries undercut them they take their ball home and sulk. It is their right as land owner.

    The general mining hatred by the successive UK governments is killing us. What is needed is competition in these areas, and efficient operators without the baggage will emerge.

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    In all seriousness though says:

    Have you not noticed that whenever the BBC journos go on strike, the quality of news and presenter markedly improve?

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    In all seriousness though says:

    BBC Poll Tax is a more accurate term and throws their anti-Maggie bias back in their face.

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    jadedjean says:

    This happened during the last Flakland/Malvinas war…currently, as far as the MSM is concerned, the US appears cold to the UK. However, this is just a charade. The UK, being a total puppet state of the US, is supported to the hilt behind the scenes.

    After the last Falklands War, Argentina was made to pay an economic price far more devastating than just losing the Falklands war. De Kirchner doesn’t realise how suborned the UK is the US. Argentina may have one of the highest J*wish populations in South America, but it doesn’t match the power of the network in the UK. Hold onto that thought.

    De Kirchner is playing the short game (i.e. natinalist popularity) and doesn’t really understand what she is getting involved in.

    Upset the Troika at your peril!

    Look up the book “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”.

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    Ghost of Margaret says:

    Sadly not yet – it will have to get much worse, but the tide is turning

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    EU Watch says:

    A very good comment on Newsnight:

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    jadedjean says:

    An in group has conditioned you to hate Muslims…they are not the enemy within. Don’t become a useful idiot by targetting that group!

    Stalin avoided becoming a useful idiot by ridding Russia of their vermin via the Show Trials.

    Look up Solzhenitsyn’s book “200 Years”…it has only recently been translated into English. It has all of the answers. Russia thought that Solzhenitsyn was Russia’s greatest c20th author.

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    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    “An in group has conditioned you to hate Muslims…they are not the enemy within”

    Jaded Jean everything you say, the opposite is true.

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    Casual Observer says:

    It isn’t over yet either:

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    Jimmy says:

    How bad do you have to be to get sacked by Sky?

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    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Bill Hooks to you too.

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    Pogsurf says:

    “How bad do you have to be to get sacked by Sky?”

    Rebecca Brocks bad, an’ mean with it.

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    Pogsurf says:

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

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    Pogsurf says:

    I don’t know, ask Guido.

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    The Insurance Firm Of Kray & Kray says:

    Cor! ‘At’s wot they said about us, too, matter o’ fact– ain’t that sumfin?

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    Curly says:

    Not like the Court of Public Opinion then. Where does that figure on the totem pole?

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    Labour is off it's Ed says:

    Well said ‘anon’. I’m a true Brit too and proud of it – that is until Leiber smashed my Country into smithereens in thirteen sordid years of – “eff ups”!

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    Two Little Boys says:

    82 year old arrested over sex offences in Operation Yewtree. Can you guess who it is yet?

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    John from Hull says:

    I taught the lad to speak Southern. My best pupil, he was.


    (Gordon only had one pupil but he always kept an eye out for young talent.)

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    Spock says:

    ‘the yellow next to the black’ – it’s tectonics, Jim, but not as we know it.

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    Whereas I hear and agree in part with what you say, Anonymous, it is not the complete picture. You will appreciate that one cannot use say Cotswold stone where Portland stone is required. I have a quarry just a field or two away from me. The owner is comfortable but not extremely wealthy. His stone is fine for crazy paving, building garden walls and rustic ornamental stuff, all of which I have bought stone for. But it would never remotely do for monumental stuff or for the facade of public buildings. The quarries around Vrsar and Rovinj were exploited to exhaustion during the six centuries of the Venetian Republic in Istria. No doubt there is more if one knew where to look but the chances of getting permission to extract would be remote.

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    @Anonymong. Your argument is as poor as your spelling. If you are going to post here, do please try to keep up.

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    Curly says:

    You forgot to remind him that it is “it’s” in the second sentence. Now what was that about grammar?

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    LORD RENNARD says:


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    LIES says:






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    Lee Buchheit is a good speaker and thinker but he missed out some important points regarding banking.

    One of the things that was drummed into me was the need to have a spread of risk, not only in lendings but also in deposits. The treasury function included the need to assess where the money was coming from and then to take measures to entice money from other geographical points, other sources of wealth and to maintain a spread over the maturity of these deposits. That way, if a market started to dry up, one had time to investigate new sources and take the necessary remedial action.

    Note that he said he thought the EU would survive this crisis. Not sure what grounds he based his opinion on but it is not assured unless they address my above point in addition to having harmonised banking supervision which clearly is essential. He also mentioned a depositor insurance scheme. My feeling here is that, if the risk is managed properly, that should not be necessary except perhaps to a fairly low level (say €10,000). Any such scheme is pandering to the thought that the state will come in behind failed management, an idea which is just plain wrong in my book. It encourages the fly boys to take risks on the basis that if the risk pays off, they keep the reward but if it doesn’t, the state picks up the tab.

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    Reflections Of A Political Chess Player says:

    Miriam Clegg is the most beautiful of the leaders wives, her Sephardic qualities and beauty truly shines bright. It is a great shame that Nick Clegg could not pick his politics as well as he could pick his women.

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    old Shep says:

    Go down in yonder forest, my castle there you’ll find,
    Well wrote in ancient history, my name is Rynadine:
    Come all you pretty fair maids, a warning take by me,
    Be sure you quit night walking, and shun bad company,
    For if you don’t you are sure to rue until the day you die
    Beware of meeting Rynadine all on the mountains high.

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    old Shep says:

    Could it be yet another BBC luvvie that’s got away with it for 60 years?.

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    Gordon says:

    Ah, Glen O’Glaza. Sarah and I have fond memories of walking along its shores.

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    Confused of Suffolk says:


    It made me realise I had no idea what Ed Miliband’s wife looked like, so I looked her up. She’s not bad at all. Why the hell she chose to shack up with a mutant like Ed will be one of the great mysteries of our time. Maybe he’s able to líck his own eyebrows?

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    3rd attempt to get this past the m0d b0t says:


    It made me realise I had no idea what Ed Miliband’s other half looked like, so I looked her up. She’s not bad at all. Why the hell she chose to shack up with a mutant like Ed will be one of the great mysteries of our time. Maybe he’s able to líck his own eyebrows?

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    albacore says:

    Meditate: ain’t it great, this feeling holier-than-thou?
    Losing England’s a shame but they’re saving the sacred cow
    As for Parliament’s duty, this ain’t no dereliction
    LibLabCons view their duty as England’s crucifixion

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    The Hague says:

    Whilst I’m sure the allegations are vexatious and completely without foundation, it must be remembered that the song “Tie me kangeroo down, sport” was a crime against humanity.

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    The only good MP is a dead MP says:

    “Home Secretary Theresa May and Tory vice-chairman Michael Fabricant both want to ditch it [the European Convention on Human Rights] to make it easier to deport foreign terrorists and criminals.”

    Never mind Theresa May and Michael Fabricant wanting to ditch it, what about the 60 million people in Britain who want to ditch it, too?

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    2nd attempt to get this past the m0d b0t says:

    “Home Secretary Theresa May and Tory vice-chairman Michael Fabricant both want to ditch it [the European Convention on Human Rights] to make it easier to deport foreign terrorists and criminals.”

    Never mind May and Fabricant wanting to ditch it, what about the 60 million people in Britain who want to ditch it, too?

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    Labour are enemies of the State says:

    Heard on the radio last night because most of Europe requires peeps to pay in before they are allowed to take out of the social and the UK allows peeps to take out even if they have not paid in then the ECHR will make the UK pay immigrants while they can not force the other countries as the rule is that you must treat EU immigrants as you treat your own.

    Frank Field warned Tony Blair and begged him to change the welfare rules before he opened our doors to East Europe but Blair and New Labour would not listen.

    Also only the UK, Ireland and Sweden opened their doors to Poland and that’s why we have so many. And still the Lefties will not admit they done wrong or allow the government to get on and change the welfare laws.

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    Abdel from Tooting says:

    I have always felt sorry for Samantha Cameron and a little envious of her kitchen for which I have paid with my taxes.

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    Ah, but.. says:

    To be fair, she was a director of Smythson and paid a fortune in tax, so she’s probably covered the cost of the kitchen.

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    The only good MP is a dead MP says:

    “the rule is that you must treat EU immigrants as you treat your own.”

    Excellent. Since we’ve all been treated like complete shit by our governments for the last 15 years, I take it the immigrants are going to get a dose of the same medicine.

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    Dave takes the Maximum second home allowances says:

    You are also buying her a house and paying for its upkeep and furnishings in the Chipping Norton set.

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    No smoke without an inefficient police force says:

    I’m Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    It ain’t no sin, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    If it didn’t go in, diddle-iddle-iddle-um

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    JH23902392389 says:

    Not like the BBC, all their staff are political heavyweights.

    Especially that Kate Silverton. What an intellectual colossus. I like the way she kindly helps the weaker minded by acting-the-news.

    “The Tory led coalition government announced more cuts today (sad concerned face). In other news lenders have announced house prices rose (happy happy happy face). Now over to 10 minutes of Ed Balls saying how much better things would be under Labour (eager expectant trusting face), followed by Nick Robinson talking at length about how clever Ralph Miliband was which surely reflects glory on his sons.”

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    Tony eden from Eton says:

    Some 82 year old guy has been arrested this morning in connection with Jimmy Saville and alleged sexual offences committed decades ago .

    Happy Easter to everyone .

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    Curly says:

    No need to worry about her Abi, her daddy is still helping himself to your money on a daily basis with his pretty windmills.

    Two kebabs and a coffee please.

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    Curly says:

    Is he related to Dubble Glazer?

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    Glen Oglaza says:

    I’m now starting a new career as a porn star. My porn name will be Glen Orgazma.

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    Curly says:

    Well, the obvious next step is to ditch the Minister and replace him with somebody more in tune with the national mood. I believe Alf Garnett is free at the moment.

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    Leftard says:

    I am offended by your post. You are not allowed to insult any culture – it’s unacceptable. Unless it is Western culture, in which case it is obligatory to insult it.

    Do I make myself clear?

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    Anonymous says:

    Unlike this Max Keiser, Paxo doesn’t take orders directly from Putin. WTF is max keiser? He knows nothing about the markets. Just an irritating but good bullshitter.

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    Anonymous says:

    Cat, with the present lot in power, and the last lot were no better, they insist on building more and more glory roads, but they cannot maintain the ones we have got already, my local “A” roads seem to be crumbling as we look at them, I would guess it is the same through out the country. More motorways are not the answer, the biggest holdups seem to occur at entrances and exits of motorways, the “A” roads have not been adapted to take the sometimes heavy flows coming from or to motorways.

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    Cultural Revolution is nigh says:

    Shut up and get back in the Petrie dish.

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    The Old Fella says:

    U-turn Dave he say, oh go on then

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Sorry but fell asleep out of boredom from your stupid posts.

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    Owen Jones says:

    First act of socialism in Britain: abolishing making people pay to take a piss.

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    Anonymous says:

    Bummer Harris?

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    Knacker Of The Yard says:

    So Rolf Harris has been arrested in time for his 83rd birthday tomorrow. Presumably, the Met have good reason?

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    CHIN CHIN says:

    That is funny seeing my local labour controlled council decided the upkeep of public toilets was too costly and got rid of them in favour of pay to use ones.

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    The Piss soaked tramp known as TAT says:

    Breaking: Rolf Harris arrested for tying down a kangaroo against its will.

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    And in BBC HD says:

    Russell Brand named 2 Celebs while making his Brand X show which is screened in USA. Anyone know who they were? ( Daily Star )

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    Twitter says:


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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    He can come and work in KFC with me when I get kicked out of Parliament. Boaz.

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    Mili Minor says:

    He also has a brown eye

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    Gordon's brown eye says:

    Leave me out of this

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    Daily Star says:

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    Marathon Leak says:

    How come if you or I Piss in the middle of a crowded street we get arrested but that runner woman was not?

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    Mark Oaten says:

    If you would like me to look very closely at your brown eye I’m happy to do so.

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    AC1, cut 2" says:

    Oy vey! Another crypto Chosen One hounded by vile anti-semitic nazis, just because he likes to stick his shmekel in little boys’ bottoms, to keep it warm.

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    Chutney Ferret says:

    Gobble Gobble

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    @Anonymous. My point was about the EU cash call. The reference to roads was occasioned by how the EU were dressing up the rationale for the demand.

    Your point is a completely different, but still valid issue. This involves the fact that the population is not static (ergo the driving population changes accordingly), that infrastructure changes like roads and railways take years or decades to take from conception to completion and that they do not always integrate with the infrastructure already there. It is in short a multiple mismatch where the ideas are often out of date before they are even half completed.

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    Watt Synaname says:

    Always wondered if his real name was Botney. If so then this may be why he changed it :

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    john simpson says:

    i liberated iraq you know

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    Fog says:

    Quite so, Bill. While the media droned on about the (made-up) convoluted reasons why D.M. was leaving UK, the rest of us ‘normal people’ outside the Westminster bubble (sorry) were thinking “huge salary, based in NY, worldwide travel expenses paid, versus UK liblabdem fuckwittery, terminal decline, the EU, bad weather – strain my brain, what would I choose.” Maybe you’ll get a similar offer one day.

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    Jimmy says:

    You’re getting very overexcited now. We wouldn’t want you to end up in hospital now do we?

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    Central Office stooge says:

    He may have fought for any number of reasons, but for most involved the nebulous concept of freedom came well down the list compared to more immediate concerns such as survival, employment, conscription etc.

    Personally I am grateful, whatever their motives.

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    Test says:

    Does “reply” not work for you?

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    Airey Belvoir says:

    Also a serious animal welfare issue. Why was he tying the kangaroo down in the first place? So he could have his evil way with the unfortunate beast without risking a kick in the goolies?

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    GDS says:

    another bigoted tory that can’t see that the party has always been a broad church and not just what YOU want it to be. I couldn’t care less if you effed off to UKIP with your pathetically narrow view of conservatism. You’re no Tory, you’re just all about you.

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    GDS says:

    The disgusting, spiteful, secretive, nasty, person killing NHS needs annihilation for the sake of the British people. It’s a national death service right now because, as a sacred cow, it’s not had to be responsible to anyone but itself, politicians are scared to grab the tiger by the tail and lefty’s pretend all is rosy in the killing grounds.

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