March 28th, 2013

McBride Coughs Fishy Poll

The news that McBride’s book will upset Labour conference has caused a flutter today. Many of his old allies have popped up to help the re-branding exercise. No doubt they will be salivating at the prospect of the serialisation rights, hence why no one has noted that the deal will earn Mad Dog far more than the royalties he has pledged to give away. Looking back at his recent blogposts shows the level of detail we can expect about the Brown years; one thing stuck out about his latest musing though:

“As our internal polls used to tell us, there were a number of Tory leaders who could potentially have beaten Tony Blair in 2005, and Hague was arguably one of them.”

You have to wonder what a Civil Servant at the Treasury was doing having access to “internal polls” in 2005. What internal polls? Surely the Treasury were not polling this sort of information? A Labour source familiar with that particular period does not recall any Labour Party poll commissioned on the subject. Was this done by that famous impartial charity the Smith Institute? If not, who paid for it and was money declared? What else will Damian let out of the bag about doing Gordon’s leadership dirty work on the taxpayer? 


  1. 1
    Pope Frank says:

    I am told that Mr. Fawkes was / is a Libertarian Catholic.
    I will add my comments from time to time.
    Meanwhile I bless this site ( but please, not so much bad language).


    • 2
      The Tap says:

      Piss off yer kiddie f@cker


    • 9
      A fine pair of lungs. says:

      There is no such thing as a Libertarian catholic. Catholicism is incompatable with liberty.


      • 11
        Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

        Nonsense. The choirboys are always given a 10 yard start.


        • 37
          the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

          Ehi basta already !!

          First off mah naime is no’ de Frank issa Farnkie .

          Second off mah previous jobholder eesah no’ called Benedict eeesah called Benni ( yeh ok like Mussolini I ‘ ll give you dat one ) .

          Anyways me and Benni we got talkin at Castelgandolfo the other day and we agree dissah religious gig dontah pay well like before .

          So like all good Italian “Romans ” we gonnah start a chain of restaurants called gues what …. Frankie and Bennie’s.

          Bello eh ??



  2. 3
    Gordoom says:

    I recognise that Nokia


    • 4
      Gordoom says:

      Twosie poos by 5.00pm and there was me thinking I wouldn’t achieve anything today.


      • 14
        Sir Bumley Foghorn MP (Much Ranting in the Shires) says:

        The former New Zealand opening bat Roger (Twosie) Twose is wondering why Gordon is claiming credit for his bowel movements.


        • 50
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          I think “Twosie poos” is McMental’s pet name for the former cricketer and what has been achieved isn’t a million miles away from said cricketer’s first name,


  3. 5
    Labour is off their Ed says:

    Damien McBride,is a poisonous, fat, greasy, lying swyne. Other than that, he is relatively harmless!


    • 19
      stew says:

      you mean ‘core labour voter’


    • 25
      The Treacherous Tosser in No 10, dreaming of Anglea Merkel and her Rhinemadchen says:

      LieBore, in whatever form, have nothing to fear from me. In fact, people love me and my Energy and Aid policies.

      It’s my Backbencher’s that are so jolly troublesome.



    • 49
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      One can only imagine him and Joyce out on the piss together


  4. 7
    A fine pair of lungs. says:

    Whatever the book is about it will not be the truth. Just pathetic smears and bullshit.


  5. 10
    Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

    That picture is definitive. We need an investigation into the familial resemblance between McBride and Liam Pox.


  6. 12
    It's getting juicy says:


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


    • 29
      Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

      And in a little while it will have become another report to disappear into the Bermuda Triangle of embarrassing police matters, such as the Geoffrey Dickens file, the photos in the Elm Guest House raid file etc etc. Has anyone looked into the connections between odd socks and police reports?


    • 39
      the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      It may not be universally known that in Roman times plebs were not the lowest of the low .

      The top tier were the ruling classes and their sycophants and families.
      The second tier were the plebs or what we would now called the aspiring but severely and increasingly squeezed middle classes.

      The third and last tier were of course the slaves who spent a life of indentured servitude before getting fed to the lions for the titillation of the previous two tiers of society .
      Always good to know one’s place I think ..


  7. 13
    Jimmy says:

    There was a Blair vs Hague poll. It was quite widely publicised at the time. McBride has merely misremembered the year. And the result.


  8. 15
    Another week wasted arsing around with Edinburgh socialist scumbags says:

    Why give the scrounging, lying, smearing, socialist scumbag publicity?


  9. 16
    More to the point says:

    The irony is, we had spent the day off-piste.

    Irony is he would have spent his time better on the piss.


  10. 17
    • 54
      Robin Friday says:

      To be fair it was 3:32PM and out of MP working hours.


    • 58
      jo bonanno says:

      Hope Tommy’s enjoying his ipad toy that we paid for.

      Oh wait. it’s essential so he can serve his constituents while traveling, so much more convenient and (much more expensive) than a 10 inch dell.


  11. 24
    The hypnagogic melodramatic labour voting scumbag says:

    What an ugly, fat, lying, smug Hunt.


  12. 28
    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.


  13. 30
    Thick Labour voter says:

    Now that there is slow growth in the economy thanks to Labour’s economic mismanagement, I shall buy 3 copies of the tripe from the bargain bin.


    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      The OECD report our economy grew by 0.50 per cent in the 1st.quarter of this year & will grow by 1.4 per cent in the 2nd. quarter.
      This will give the shadow chancellor a problem.


  14. 31
    Canada Watch says:

    Looks like Canada are introducing bail-in conditions for their important banks:

    So far, other than the EU, that is New Zealand and Canada to adopt such measures.

    US / UK next ?


  15. 33
    Anonymous says:

    The book is to be published on the eve of Mr Miliband’s keynote speech at Labour’s September conference. Nice.


    • 57
      damned impertinent questions says:

      Mr “Miliband’s” + “keynote” speech = oxymoron … opposed to the one speaking


  16. 34
    damned impertinent questions says:

    It cant possibly be that public money was used. Almost certainly that would have been the criminal offences of false accounting or even misfeasance in public office. No-one in Gordon’s team would ever have done that


  17. 36
    The Sod says:

    No one should profit from proceeds of crime, it should all be confiscated to pay down the debt.


  18. 40
    Jess The Dog says:

    The royalties will have to pay off his advance before they grace the coffers of charity. Very few political authors actually sell enough books to earn the royalties needed to repay the advance. It’ll be in the remainder shops after six months.


  19. 43

    Man have I gottaread it, like an atheist reads the Bible!


  20. 45
    Done says:

    “A recent paper by the Bank of England and the American Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) demonstrates that both governments have a plan to take your savings money in a financial crisis. Scarily enough, the paper was published in December 2012.”


  21. 47
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    THE NAZARENE says:

    First name Damien .
    Says it all does it not ?

    Bad ” Omen “.


  22. 48
    P l e b says:

    He looks a nasty piece of work.


    • 56
      damned impertinent questions says:

      Its Post Brown Traumatic Stress Disorder – like PTSD but a lot nastier


  23. 52
    Hoons the lot of em says:

    McBride is such a thick psycho hoon, I hope his stupid “book” gets him and his McMentalist mate in prison toot sweet.


  24. 60
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Unless he is MSUing? (Making Shit Up.)


  25. 61
    damned impertinent questions says:


    Bucking the trend – isn’t the vampire genre on the wane?


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