April 2nd, 2013

RIP Political Scrapbook

10 days, zero posts; there is no sign of life over at Britain’s leading left-wing blog. Not even – if their lefty pals are to be believed – the death of the welfare state and the privatisation of the NHS could revive Political Scrapbook. Nor could IDS’ £53 petition or Osborne’s dodgy figures wake them from their blogging coma. The Scrapbook twitter account, posting tweets from “the whole Scrapbook team”, has lain dormant for over a week. Rest in peace…



  1. 1
    Justice says:

    Ha ha ha

  2. 2
    Throbber says:

    Fuck off, wither and die lefty scum

  3. 3
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Prefer Left Foot Forward.

  4. 4
    New name says:

    Political Scrapheap.

  5. 5
    Baroness Scotland says:

    The blog that gets less than 10 comments a day, 9 of whic are from an insane media studies graduate that wants to kill all private sector workers

  6. 6
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Top post about what’s going on.


  7. 7
    JH32904823094801 says:

    As usual, without vast injections of other people’s money on a regular basis every single left-wing vanity project is doomed to failure.

    The market always wins, even if it takes its time about it.

    How’s the Guardian doing of late? Still losing £1 million a week?

    Tick… tock…

  8. 8
  9. 9
    The Public says:

    I have never heard of it.

  10. 10
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    It would be like a malaria parasite in Africa that kills all the Africans. Oops no host to parasite from.

  11. 11
    yeah, right... says:

    That Owen Jones really let’s himself down sometimes.

  12. 12
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    I see they have a donate button…

  13. 13
    John Wellington Wells says:

    Perhaps they’ve all joined UKIP.

  14. 14
    Tosspot says:

    Surely ” Rest in Pieces “

  15. 15
    M102 says:

    Keb@btime next.

  16. 16
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  17. 17
    Matilda says:

    Guido, it’s ‘lain’, not ‘laid’ (which is something completely different depending on the context!). Just saying…

  18. 18
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Government unveils plan to get rid of Owen Jones by making his head explode.


  19. 19
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    So how long will Mick Philpott get for the manslaughter of six kids?

  20. 20

    If only it had been “evidence-based”…

  21. 21
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    The artist Graham Ovenden has been convicted of child sex offences.
    And who was an avid collector of his artwork?

  22. 22
    lame posh excuses says:

    i guess a tummy bug may be involved

  23. 23
    Jimmy says:

    “Below are the Sunlight Centre Quarterly Accounts up to the 1st November 2009. This is in the spirit of openness and transparency.”

    Certainly impressive.

  24. 24
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    What’s yellow and really good at mathematics? A yellow calculator.

  25. 25
    Jimmy is a Labour shill says:

    Where are Tony Blair’s expenses?

  26. 26

    Waiting for MacShane to be arrested.

  27. 27
    Eric Joyce says:

    My political scrap book still has plenty of juice in it.

  28. 28
    Tony Blair says:

    I put a 100 yr secrecy order on Operation Ore to protect Labour nonces.

  29. 29
    HenryV says:

    The Internet is hip and happening. You would think after 13 years of Liebour political indoctrination in eductaion many of today’s young, the so called digital natives, would be swamping the many Labour supporting sites with insightful posts about solving our economic and societal problems and poking fun at the Coallition too. Where are you the youth of Britain? Hello! Youth of Britain where are you? Yoo hoo! Youth…

  30. 30
    Jimmy says:

    Thank heaven there’s been no corruption in public life since.

  31. 31
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Mr Duncan Smith,

    Just to let you know that 266,000 people are keen to see you live on £53 for a week.

    Bet you never thought you were that popular.

  32. 32
    You couldn't make it up! says:

    5:15pm news24 BBC: Interviewing UNITE rep about benefit changes, her name: PILGRIM TUCKER,

  33. 33
    ancient Shep says:

  34. 34
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Rubbish! The lad’s got a great future behind him.

  35. 35
    Chilcot Inquiry says:

    Shredded old boy, along with my report.

  36. 36
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Wasn’t he up to expectations Dave?

  37. 37
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Blame Justin Bieber.

  38. 38
    Lord Stansted says:

    15 years

  39. 39
    Margaret Moran says:

    I told the judge I’m suicidal. Wheeeee!

  40. 40
    Benny Fitd says:

    Being, as you are, a leftie socialist tosspot, surely you’ll want to say the murders were Thatcher’s fault and that Mick and his family are heroes suffering under an evil baby eating government?

  41. 41
    Mark Oaten says:

    Want some of my juice?

  42. 42
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Reckon I’ve been spending that much per week on the leccy what with this prolonged cold spell. Little mention though how the elderly and the poor on benefits are coping with it.

  43. 43
    Benny Fits says:

    Peter Mandelson: “We’re perfectly relaxed about people becoming filthy rich”.

  44. 44
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Is he THE Pilgrim? If so, she hasn’t gone away.

  45. 45
    Owen Jones says:

    The IDS (Bald Headed Git) petition has passed a quarter of a million! http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitio

  46. 46
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Rent seeking.

  47. 47
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Maybe we should look into seeing whether benefits cause crime.

  48. 48
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    I’ve never heard of Chris Hoon.

  49. 49
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:


    so about 1 in 4 of the 900,000 who falsely claimed sickness benefit.

  50. 50
    Ed Miliband's Parasite Party (for shirkers, not workers) says:

    “the poor on benefits”? How dare you! Thanks to the loving benevolence of the Parasite Party, many people on benefits are taking home more money than despicable vile workers! Do not call benefits claimants poor! They are rich, and shall become richer, as is their right!

    Soon, comrades, Dear Leader Ed Miliband, the Supreme Parasite, will be enthroned within Number 10 and parasites, spongers and shirkers throughout Britain will be able to snooze peacefully in their drunken haze, safe in the knowledge that their bank accounts are being steadily topped-up with workers’ money, which rightfully belongs not to the workers, but to the shirkers!

    Rejoice, Parasites, Rejoice!!

  51. 51
    A really thick Socializt. says:

    Niall Paterson related to Niall Ferguson?

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Has the gas run out yet?

  53. 53
    left says:

    it does not make sense for the left foot to move first,

    given that it is closer to the heart.
    surely some mistake.

  54. 54
    JH32904823094801 says:

    I think you’ll find many of today’s youth are sick of being preached at by oh-so-worthy lefties. It does tickle me that despite their best efforts the word ‘gay’ is expressed as a pejorative by the young.

    That’s the flaw in the lefty indoctrinate-them-at-school ruse – since when do kids want to think/do what their teachers tell them to?

  55. 55
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Loss of them certainly will. People have to eat even if they live in a cardboard box.

  56. 56
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (bald-headed git) says:

    £53 per week? Pah! I used to force people to live on £53 a year. Less, if they complained.

  57. 57
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Ah but Tony, the person I’m alluding to is a Tory, not unlike yourself.

  58. 58
    superdoopertrooper. says:

    Political scrapyard. They are mourning the loss of David Militwit?

  59. 59
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    I think you’ll find that they resent the country being trashed by Bullingdonian psychopaths.

  60. 60
    Just asking says:

    IDS hasn’t suggested gas chambers, has he?

  61. 61
    P l e b says:

    You missed “as long as they pay their taxes”
    Funny that

  62. 62
    P l e b says:

    Again right wing lies and distortions. Tut tut

  63. 63
    Dr E-i-E-i-on Clarke says:

    Evidence is over rated. 1,000 unemployed disabled single mothers have died from starvation caused by the bunk bed tax since you started reading this comment.

  64. 64
    P l e b says:

    266K. He’s so popular.

  65. 65
    From the Office of The BBC's New DG says:

    La la la. Tories bad, Labour good

    Normal service has been resumed.

    We don’t lean to the left, we just hate Tory scum and our mission is to return a Labour Government …not just any Labour government but a real Labour government of true socialists.

    Now that the last tool of New Labour has left the country, we can really get on with our work.

    Altogether in the Newsrooms….pixels ready….IDS is Thatcher’s spawn. Maggie, Maggie, Maggie; out, out , out

  66. 66
    P l e b says:

    IDS. Total bellend (wiki)

  67. 67
    Simon Pissed Off Taxpaying Mug Gothard says:

    Fuck them.

  68. 68
    Why are you such an arse head? says:

    Gandhi said he was keen to read Mein kampf.
    And Jack Straw shook Mugabe’s hand.

    What , if anything,is your point?

  69. 69
    Mitch says:

    Why would anyone come off a benefit when the worst that can happen is that they would be taken off, but maybe not?

    Unless it’s a headline grabber to get them go onto another benefit, just as wasteful but called something else?

  70. 70
    Eric Rejoyce says:

    Did someone call ?


    Well shuddup or i’ll glass yer face off.

  71. 71
    P l e b says:

    Still at least IDS is putting the final nails in the Tory party’s coffin.
    Revenge a dish best served cold?

  72. 72
    Tax-Dodger Márgaret Hódge (multi-millionaire) says:

    *ínnocent fáce*

  73. 73
    Red dwarf says:

    + 1,000,000

  74. 74
    UKIP or bust says:

    It’s got a long way to go yet, think how many ponces there are on ‘benifits’.

  75. 75
    Márgaret Hódge (multi-millionaire tax dodger) says:

    *ínnocent face*

  76. 76
    David Cheater says:

    David Chaytor, one of ‘yours’, Mr Dhimmi ?

  77. 77
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    We will continue to insist that there is a furore over the benefit changes until there actually is one. We make the news, not report it.

  78. 78
    P l e b says:

    I know this might surprise you but lots of people get well.

  79. 79
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Actually the entitlement complex based on money for no work, and parasitic crime seem to be similar.

    I expect Benefitz cause much more crime than a lack of failure rewards do.

  80. 80
    JH32904823094801 says:

    You do know how easy it is to script entries to petitions like that, yes?

    Almost as easy as postal voting 45’000 times on behalf of a Mr Mohammed Islam from a particular address.

  81. 81
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Don’t forget. You also don’t report news that doesn’t fit the narrative.


  82. 82
    Mitch says:

    900,000? All within a few months?

    Maybe sickness benefit isn’t ‘really’ for the sick…?

  83. 83
    You get the general idea. says:

    I think you’ll find David Camoron put the final nails in the Tory Party’s coffin a few years’ ago. Then he used a nailgun, screws, rivets, bolts, superglue, placed the coffin inside a steel box, buried it 20ft down, poured concrete on it, put lead sheets on top of that, covered it in earth, covered that in landmines, covered them in earth, put concrete on top of that, surrounded it with razor-wire, guntowers, searchlights, those red laser things that Tom Cruise doesn’t have too much trouble with in Mission: Impossible but everyone else would find tricky, then dug a moat around it, filled it with crocodiles..

  84. 84
    Backward Balls says:

    We will continue to insist that the largest proportion of “benefits” go to pensioners although we are well aware that pensions are in fact the result of paying into the National Insurance scheme for a number of years. It suits our purposes to conflate pensioners with the parasitic scumbags who comprise our core voters.

  85. 85
    Gooey Blob says:

    Gas chambers? Don’t say that, if Polly’s reading this you’ve just given her an idea for her next vitriolic, spite-filled article.

  86. 86
    3 certainties in life says:

    1. Labour will bang-on about the ‘bedroom tax’ right up to the next election.
    2. Labour will win the next election.
    3. Labour will keep the ‘bedroom tax’.

  87. 87
    Leftard says:

    Ugh! Pensioners! Horrible old white people who tend to vote Conservative you mean. Who cares about them?

    Not nearly as sexy as our victim groups of choice.

    LGBTs – that is a victim group you can get behind.

  88. 88
    Eric Forsyth says:

    Hear hear!

  89. 89
    fuckoff says:

    telegraph – ” the Government is “here to help” families who go out to work.”

    george ‘C’UNT’ osbourne is a minister (hahahaha) of the government that is PAID BY US to govern and help THE WHOLE COUNTRY NOT JUST THOSE HE DEEMS WORTHY

    why doesn’t george ‘Hunt’ osbourne , who’s never had a proper job in his life – just FUCK OFF

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    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Nice one Ed!

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    Gooey Blob says:

    I think you’ll find public opinion is on the side of IDS here. The more the left complain, the more they’ll damage their cause.

    As for final nails in coffins, whose idea was it to elect Ed Miliband as leader…?

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    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    I though it was die, die, die!

  93. 93
    Owen Jones says:

    Whoopie !

    I’m onChannel4News after 7pm debating the Government’s onslaught on the welfare state and George Osborne’s latest divide-and-rule speech

  94. 94
    Gooey Blob says:

    …and with it, the loss of the next election.

  95. 95
    Erm.. says:

    They have the same, relatively common, first name?

  96. 96
    RetardEd says:

    We will in fact keep all the reforms the Tories have made to benefits.

  97. 97
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Why don’t you just do that and go and live in Las Malvinas. The inhabitants of those windswept and God forsaken islands have a direct line to The Mint.

  98. 98
    the physical is creative. says:

    the energi of the right is used to feed the happiness on the left.
    why move the left foot when it is nearer to the heart and in any case is the move towards anything worthwhile?

  99. 99
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Shame I watch C4 News religiously.

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    4 certainties in life says:

    Good point, I forgot that one.

  101. 101
    Ed Balls says:

    Spend, spend, spend! Let’s borrow our way out of debt.

    Can anyone lend me fifty quid for a cup of tea?

  102. 102
    Oh dear, no bedroom tax here says:

    “Queen gets £5m pay rise from taxpayer”

  103. 103
    HenryV says:

    I know. I was a youth leader for 10 years and I was a mature student. Very used to today’s youth trotting out the party line on everything from race to equal opportunities to feminism in the “classroom” and then outside carrying on without much regard for Leftist dogma or thinking. They do have a live and let live attitude but they don’t really buy into politics, especially Left wing garbage. What I hope is that UK youth follow their American counterparts who are very active on the Internet with blogs and YouTube spreading the Right’s message. Oddly their Democratic counterparts’ output smacks of being fabricated and insincere.

  104. 104
    HenryV says:

    Rubbish. Tony and Gordon wrecked the UK. Stop lying.

  105. 105
    Jimmy says:

    He is dead to me.

  106. 106
    Owen's mum says:

    Don’t forget to tuck your shirt in and comb your hair, sweetie, and be out by half-seven promptly; mummy doesn’t want to be kept waiting. I’ll get you a Happy Meal on the way home if you’re outside on time.

  107. 107
    Disgruntled of Surbiton says:

    Whilst Coalition plot this:
    “Minimum wage could be frozen or cut if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy, Government suggests”
    Its beginning to look like we’ve ended up in a fairy tale and all gone down a rabbit hole. To ended up at Mad Hatter Osborne’s tea party

  108. 108
    the physical is creative. says:

    the hindu belief system states that the era we are living under is 25%truth and 75%untruth.

    so there is a 1 in 4 chance that what we see in the physical world is true.

  109. 109
    Scoosh says:

    So, the Tories are caught lying yet again. They keep saying ‘There is no money’ when there is clearly loads of money there to give to the poor – oops, silly me, the very, very, very rich. So the poor get a tax on extra bedrooms and the very, very, very rich get a bigger subsidy – no, wait a minute a subsidy is when you loose money as in the bedroom tax, so this isn’t a subsidy. Oh, my golly gosh these Tories send the mind spinning with their ‘There is no money’, ‘Let’s give the rich more money from the no money’ thing they have going.

    Sorry for those whom I have given a headache. Basically, the Tories lie when they tell the poor ‘There is no money’ because there is clearly money to give to the horribly rich.

    Now for some sense – we really cannot afford the cost of supporting a very, very, very rich family living in accommodation which is clearly too big for them

  110. 110
    Reality comes crashing-in on a retard's spazzy socialist head. says:

    “The record profits (for the Crown Estate) have been attributed to an increase in rents from retailers for its urban properties”

    So not from the taxpayer at all.

    Still, never let the truth get in the way of a bit of Lefty trolling, eh?

  111. 111
    Paolo Di Canio says:

    I’m looking forward to posting on here.

  112. 112
    Paul the dog says:

    Fuck off

  113. 113
    P@ul the dog says:

    Fuck off

  114. 114
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    A good idea to reduce the level the government demands you are unemployed for.

  115. 115
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Millions of tourists come to the UK to see the Royals, spending many millions of pounds.

    How many tourists come to see a bunch of bone idle, benefit scrounging chavs on a sink estate?

  116. 116
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    You believe in Big Government and the Government controlling society. You wouldn’t be welcome. Try a leftwing blog, if you stick to making poor people freeze to death for Gaia they’ll love you.

  117. 117
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    Did millions come to see the Royal estate or the actual people?

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Look who’s got their panties in a bunch.

  119. 119
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    He already has lived on £53 a week. Have you?

  120. 120
    Anonymous says:

    moderator giving you hassles?

    can’t get that oh so fucking witty political comment past the autobot?

    why not simply ctrl+prt sc then crop it in paint and upload to imageshack?


  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    You miss the point Her budget should have been frozen. We’re all in this together, remember?

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    I would have thought that the righties on here would assert that major cuts could be made to the royal household.

  123. 123
    Labour's voters are filthy subhuman cretins. says:

    Let’s explain it to you in terms a bedwetting Labour-supporter such as yourself can understand.

    Subsidy. Let’s say, you’re a subhuman Labour-voting retard. You have to rent a house. But, being a subhuman Labour-voting retard, you don’t earn very much money (if any, because you’re a Labour-voting mong). Certainly, you don’t earn enough to rent a house. The ‘State’ (that is, the rich people you despise so much) give you money to put towards the rent that you youself can’t afford to pay. This is a subsidy. It is other people’s money.

    If your house (no doubt with an old sofa on the front lawn) has more bedrooms in it than you need, the subsidy is reduced, because the rich give you enough money already, without paying for you to have a room you don’t need.

    Tax. This is the money that’s confiscated from rich people. It is given to Labour-voting retards as a ‘subsidy’ (see above). A reduction in a subsidy is not a tax.

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    Anonymous says:


  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    It would make reading the blog a bit tedious.
    Would it get round the libel laws?

  126. 126
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    It’s such a shame when the left get a kicking, not!

  127. 127


    …is fear and hatred of one’s own culture and people. Bill Whittle presents this clip which was made in the USA in 2011. It argues that oikophobia has brought down civilizations since there have been civilizations. But it could have been made in Britain with just minor changes – when you consider the self-loathing of many with the loudest voices.

    Roger Scruton states that oikophilia, by contrast the love of home, lends itself ­ to the environmental cause, and it is astonishing that the Conservative Party has not seized hold of that cause as its own.

    Nor any other party, yet:

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    Tuscan Tony says:

    Ayn Rand spotted that over half a century ago, BB – find the victim group and hitch your bandwagonning parasites firmly to them.

  129. 129
    Labour's voters are filthy subhuman cretins. says:

    “if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy”

    Yes, and? Your point being?

    Oh, you would prefer jobs to be lost! You would prefer the economy to be damaged!


  130. 130
    Scoosh says:

    Don’t hold back ffs.

  131. 131
    a non says:

    When I was a boy, A.I.D.s stood for artificial insemination donor.
    Do you really want hundreds of testube Ian Duncan Smiths around?

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

    Actually, Scrapbook are in good health. See their website.

  133. 133
    David Cameron says:

    Golly, I thought it was my fear of oiky Gove plotting against me.

  134. 134
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Please do not forget that the coalition were elected into power by a majority of those voting, unlike ANY Labour government of the past.

    So why does Labour never consider the wishes of the majority of the country regarding immigration, gay rights, the EU, etc?

  135. 135
    P l e b says:

    Never knowingly truthful, this blog.

  136. 136
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Steal it like you always have done in the past.

  137. 137
    feed the sole of the feet. says:

    unsure where complaints come from. is it that feelin that one is not special enough for the physical world?
    maybe the soul is underfed. the spirit is bound to falter when the soul is underfed. feed the sole.
    गगगग.गगगगfeed the soul.

  138. 138
    Universal Hiss says:

    Roger Scruton is bonkers. Mind you you have to be in that line of work.

  139. 139
    Anonymous says:

    Like Mengele, there’s only room for one

  140. 140
    feed the sole of the feet. says:

    when the next monarch has been decided what does else matter.

  141. 141
    matzoh balls says:

    Not their editor though! –
    Laurence Durnan ‏@PSbookEditor 24 Mar
    I’m excited about my first Seder (Jewish Passover meal) this week. Watched this on all the different rituals/food

    Laurence Durnan ‏@PSbookEditor 25 Mar
    Apologies for lack of @PSbook posts. At home due to stomach bug (eugh) but issue of blog regulation still very much live. Lots of calls.

    Have you no heart Guido.

  142. 142
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Not only do the left not understand the difference between taxes and subsidies, they do not understand the difference between cuts and freezes and now they do not understand the difference between profits and budgets. No wonder Labour governments are always so fucking useless.

  143. 143
    ahhhhhhh says:

    Not their editor
    Laurence Durnan ‏@PSbookEditor 24 Mar
    I’m excited about my first Seder (Je w ish Passover meal) this week. Watched this on all the different rituals/food
    Laurence Durnan ‏@PSbookEditor 25 Mar
    Apologies for lack of @PSbook posts. At home due to stomach bug (eugh) but issue of blog regulation still very much live. Lots of calls.

  144. 144
    feed the magic says:

    royalmagic is4souls.

  145. 145
    Anonymous says:

    Whatever happened to Michael Gove’s idea for the tax payer to buy the Queen a new royal yacht?

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    This government aren’t even pretending to care about the majority of the population anymore. How on earth can it announce a £5 million raise in household expenses for the Queen, from the public purse, at the same time as all the financial cuts to benefits for the poorest people in our society? This is outrageous – for the government for offering it, for the Queen in accepting it, and for us if we let it pass without speaking out against it.

    If our country is in such a supposedly dire economic situation then austerity has to apply to the Queen as well. We could save a lot of public money by downgrading the Royal Family and all their entourage and making them work for a set salary – if we really have to keep them at all. Perhaps it’s now time for that referendum.

  147. 147
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    It was George Osborne (and not Labour) who slashed spending on the royal family back in 2010.


    “George Osborne announced that from 2013 the current system of grants and Civil List funding will be replaced by an all-in-one payment called the Sovereign Support Grant, funded entirely from the Crown Estate.

    It will be the first time since the reign of George III in 1760 that the monarchy will be funded by income from land and buildings historically owned by the head of state.

    The Royal Household’s spending will be cut by 14 per cent – around £6m – which will be met by reducing the cost of Royal travel and the upkeep of the Royal palaces.”

    As usual the thicko lefties can’t get their facts right. Just imagine the fury if the unemployed had been asked to take a 14% cut, but when it’s the Queen it all goes deadly quiet.

  148. 148
    a non says:

    IVF treatment would suggest there is always womb for another

  149. 149
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Sank without trace, I think.

  150. 150
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    You should be the head of the EU, Paolo. You would fit in very well.

  151. 151

    If we look at the history of the environmental movement in Britain we see those conservative principles working successfully, not through the state, but through the civil initiatives that challenge the state, … leading to the creation of the National Trust at the end of the 19th century.

    Vital to this conservative environmental movement has been the love of beauty. Through art, literature and local activism the British people have given voice to the idea of beauty as a shared resource, an irreplaceable fund of ‘social capital’. Beauty, they have recognised, acts as a barrier to the top-down brutalities of the exploiters and the social engineers.

    Seems that he’s far from bonkers to me.

  152. 152
    WTF? says:

    The lefties are all wailing about how a spare play room on HB costs as much as a pack and half of fags a week.

  153. 153
    have intentions. says:

    always start with the end.

  154. 154
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Why would a stomach bug prevent someone from writing a blog for over a week?

    Oh hang on we are talking of left-whingers here, aren’t we?

  155. 155
    Iain Duncan Smith says:


    You can cut down on expensive heating bills by smearing yourself with Deep Heat.

  156. 156
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    How much is that in other left-wing essentials like booze and gambling?

  157. 157
    op says:

    a worthy point about libel. personally i wouldn’t knowingly use the comments facility of this here blog to libel someone and that cumbersome screen grab had nowt in the way of libel in it. i do value being able to post anon style here and would hope no one would use such a get around in a way that would give el guido hassle. put it this way if/when the shit hits the fan having a way to this or any other blog or forum or fuck it even facebook and twitter might be most useful. so keep that powder dry ;)

  158. 158
    David Millionaireband says:

    Unlike Labour then. We are excellent at pretending to care, while lining our own pockets.

    Up the workers. No, in fact fuck ‘em – I’m off to Tiffanys to get something for the missus.

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    oh my, the footwork! says:

    Depends what your definition of poor is, somebody who hasn’t had a job in their lives who get max benefits, who has 3 cars and a caravan and goes abroad for two weeks holiday each year or someone who is getting paid £10000 a year who gets taxed to fck because a vile piece of crap before May 2010 laughingly calling himself savior of the world and chancellor got upset with the NuCons and doubled the low pay tax rate, I always thought that Liebour’s 13 years of tax, tax and tax again low paid and high paid workers had eliminated the poor and the poor kids or was that a dream as the billions were poured in IT systems that didn’t work because the Chancellor brought in IR35 and killed one man IT businesses and sent to India via his mates to import people in.

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    op says:

    missing word be….


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    the joy of dyslexia says:

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    oh my, the footwork! says:

    \So have you asked all the MPs about the rumors of a new payrise they have been offered or is that a secret, when they cut the pay and expenses of MPs who actually get our taxes then come back and then complain about the money the Queen gets from Crown lands.

  163. 163
    Blairs Billions says:

    Labour MP are the ones to watch. They’re like your local priest dipping into the christmas fund.

  164. 164
    nellnewman says:

    According to their own site they are some sort of vampire so no doubt they are waiting for a full moon or something.

  165. 165
    Clunge lover says:

    I hate socialists.

  166. 166
    Blairs Billions says:

    MK, why don’t you go and feed them instead trolling all day?

  167. 167
    sick of em says:

    watching osbourne’s performance today reminded me of the many old, black and white films of hitler and his cohorts – the vague background, the deliberate, awkward speech, the foul language and misrepresentation of the true nature of my country – it was hideous, this man of so little claiming there are only deserving and undeserving people in this country, my country, one that has shown the world so much positively, yet here shown as one that has only one outcome – civil unrest because of an obnoxious government prepared to divide the people, to discriminate and oppress – what a foul man osbourne is, what a foul government we have, what a foul representation to the world of our difficulties, created by the rich and being paid for by the poor. this government can’t sink any lower and is not acting in my name or on behalf of the majority of this country, who I believe have more guts and more sincerity than osbourne will ever know.

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    Reality speaks says:

    121 – excellent.

  169. 169
    s says:

    why don’t you just fuck off back to the pit you came from

  170. 170
    Reality speaks says:

    My friend booked an appointment for IVF and laid on the couch but when the doctor came in he was naked except for a pair of white wellingtons.

    “Sorry” he said, “Bottled has run out, you will have to have fresh.”

  171. 171
    Southern Softy says:

    You again? Haven’t you got anything better to do?

  172. 172
    Mick Philpott and co should be skinned alive says:

    Mick Philpott and his accomplices in mass murder were, prior to their conviction today, living on benefits for the last two decades. That’s your taxes at work, giving a murderer free money.

  173. 173
    Reality speaks says:

    164 – I assume you must be being paid by the number of words you manage to get printed on here – as a left wing stooge being paid by socialists perhaps you will find you are paid in copies of the Socialist Worker (back copies at that.)

  174. 174
    Justice says:

    But Ovenden was born into a Fabian household and remained a committed Fabian.

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    Labour supporters seem to have a short term memory says:

    Don’t you love how Labour and its supporters are trying to make capital out of benefit reforms? This would be the same Labour under whom cleaners at banks were paying more tax than their employers. The same Labour that waited 13 years before introducing a higher rate of tax for millionaires in the last 3 weeks of being in office. The same Labour that said “We’re perfectly relaxed about people becoming filthy rich” while raising pensions by 10p. The same Labour who took dodgy donations from the Mittals and Hindujas. The same Labour who knighted Fred Goodwin for services to banking.

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    kimpo says:

    civil unrest?

    they won’t get out of bed

    also Jim Royal had 50p of his pants stuck up his arse

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    Labour's voters are subhuman cretinous parasites says:

    “the world of our difficulties, created by the rich and being paid for by the poor.”

    Yeah, to be fair I think our difficulties were created by a Labour government that was kept in power for 13 years by morons.

    Say what you like about Osbourne, but he hasn’t increased income tax for the poorest workers by 100 percent, as McRuin did.

    Say what you like about Cameron – and I personally despise him for being too left-wing – but he hasn’t faked evidence of WMDs and used that ‘evidence’ to murder between 100,000 and 600,000 men, women and children, as Labour did under Blair.

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    Maqboul says:

    Arrested? Like socialism morphs into fascism…it’s simply a matter of time.

  179. 179
    Maqboul says:

    “The Rich” should be doing that in Moosy Koosy’s little world.

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    Maqboul says:

    This is why they will never get re-elected: 1) it’s the same fuckers who caused the mess and 2) they’re in denial.

  181. 181
    Maqboul says:

    The left has only one message and its adherents are merely purveyors of that jaded failed octrine.

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    Labour's voters are subhuman cretinous parasites says:

    The same Labour that introduced an ‘ethical foreign policy’ that resulted in an illegal war, killing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.

    The same Labour that turned a blind eye to the NHS as it willfully slaughtered tens of thousands of helpless patients.

    The same Labour that brought down wages and reduced job opportunities for British workers by flooding the country with immigrants.

    The same Labour that virtually outlawed ambition and success (“schools must not produce winners”).

    Labour: filth, Irredeemable filth. Its supporters are nothing but the filthy parasitic scum of the earth.

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    Labour's voters are subhuman cretinous parasites says:

    The same Labour that introduced an ‘ethical foreign policy’ that resulted in an illegal war, killing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.

    The same Labour that turned a blind eye to the NHS as it willfully slaughtered tens of thousands of helpless British patients.

    The same Labour that brought down wages and reduced job opportunities for British workers by flooding the country with immigrants.

    The same Labour that virtually outlawed ambition and success (“schools must not produce winners”).

    Labour: filth, Irredeemable filth. Its supporters are nothing but the filthy parasitic scum of the earth.

  184. 184
    Maqboul says:

    doctrine even

  185. 185
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Well said Sir.


  186. 186
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Yeah. And I m a porcine. Who. Has just developed. Wings

  187. 187
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Prefer. Left footers.

  188. 188
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Off topic I. Know. But. A spread. Betting. Start. Up called. GUARDIAN. Spread trading. Have. This weekend. Ceased. Trading. .

    Wonder if they. Are related. To. The. Rushbridger Organ. ???

  189. 189
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Well. Yeah. But at least. Robin. Cook. Had the decency. To. Resign.

    Then do the even more honourable thing and shuffle off the. Mortal ….

  190. 190
    Left wing ficko says:

    I got lain last night

    Nope don’t work

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    Quite. Less Fascist Left drivel.

  192. 192
    Left wing ficko says:

    121utterly brilliant summation

  193. 193
    ??? says:

    Is. Your. Keyboard. Broken. ???

  194. 194
    Left wing ficko says:

    First action of labour government 1997
    do away with royal yacht,
    do away with royal tournament
    make plans to ensure people of uk and country utterly fucked by 2010

    Check check check

    Mission accomplished

  195. 195
    Popye says:

    To many cabins

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    nellnewman says:

    At least RobinCook opposed the iraq war it’s more than can be said for the rest of pathetic labour who trailed ever more laughable excuses through the Chilcot Inquiry about not understanding what was happening or being too busy to seek out the truth from bliar and a certain henchman called allycampbell.

    What has happened to chilcot by the way? – is bliar with his vast wealth managing some sort of gag on the truth?

  197. 197
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Perverse that one of the richest families in Britain are being handed £5 million while poor are being battered by me with cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22003165

  198. 198
    Hypocrite Watch says:

    Who was that tax avoiding Labour funder bloke (the one who’s apparently got a thing for kids) who lent manglebum money to buy a house?

  199. 199
    nellnewman says:

    The same labour that created 750,000 non jobs in local government complete with gold plated pensions for every local government employee over 55 at our expense

    The same labour that raided our pensions of £5billion each year

    The same labour that sold our gold at brown bottom

    The same labour that destroyed the quality of our university education by flooding it with laughable degree qualifications in hairdressing, pudding making, how to claim benefits and the like

    The same labour who gave lordships to dire folks like uddin, prezza, sugar, foulkes, martin and sue…….!!!

  200. 200

    Philipots shows what happens when freeloading lowlifes choose living on benefits as a career option. He even admitted having as many kids as possible for the money he received from taxpayers.

    The man truly is “shameless”.

  201. 201
    nellnewman says:

    labour and the biased beeb are beginning to sound like a scratched record over IDS benefit cuts.

    Nobody is listening to them !! We all agree with IDS .

  202. 202
    Conspiracy Thierry says:

    Is it someone who has recently had a falling out with that Speakers Missus

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    benefit scrounger says:


    “In February, he tweeted to two gambling tipsters, telling them: ‘Rough day today lads, gonna have to find your magic potion again soon.’ The month before he tweeted he had won an accumulator bet at odds of 28/1.

    He also had accounts on poker websites and, in December, used part of an inheritance from his grandmother to gamble at the card game.”

  204. 204
    Wotak Hunt says:

    ‘Envy is the ulcer of the soul.’ Socrates.

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    Knot leftwing says:

    They have all gone to sleep like good little left wing sheep

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    nellnewman says:

    The philpott case today is a poignant but very relevant reflection on labour’s failed government and bloated welfare benefit system that they introduced in the hope of increasing their voting base.

    This is the sort of people and behaviour that labour’s scandalous and tragic lack of governing skills has produced.

    And let’s not forget the NHS death scandal that burnham and johnson presided over either!!

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    R Sole says:

    Tom Watson has also tweeted about this. Does he know anyone who collected Ovendens scribbles.

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    Andy Bumhum says:

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    Those Were The Days says:

    You know you’re getting old, nellnewman, when your grandkids ask:

    “Grandmother, what does that mean, ‘they sound like a scratched record’?”
    Because, of course, they’ve never owned vinyl records or a phonograph:

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    Labour MP suggests tolls on ALL motorways. It’s the fair way to do it.

  211. 211
    anon. says:

    Labour MP suggests tolls on ALL motorways. It’s only fair.

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    National Socalist Watch says:

    Labour MP suggests tolls on ALL motorways.

  213. 213
    Universal Hiss says:

    The new head of the National Trust has described wind turbines as ‘beautiful’ and argued that in centuries to come they will be admired in the way railways are now.

    See. Bonkers.

  214. 214
    HenryV says:

    Who would true valour see,
    Let him come hither;
    One here will constant be,
    Come wind, come weather,
    There’s no discouragement,
    Shall make him once relent.
    His first avowed intent.
    To be a PILGRIM.

  215. 215
    anon. says:

    Labour MP suggests tolls on ALL motorways. He says that would be fair.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    Me granmuva, her ring, oi look over there!

    There, put that out to all media outlets through my contacts and made it through another week.

    Your turn, Alan, what you got? We need another good diversion.

  217. 217
    benefit scrounger says:

    The IDS petition site is one of those you can vote as many times as you like so every loony left winger will be banging away at the keyboard

    In other words load of bollox

  218. 218
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    “Labour’s voters are filthy subhuman cretins.” Proved by you.

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    retardEd Miliband's Parasite Party (for skivers, not strivers) says:

    Oh, you callous, callous man! You evil Tory filth! Mick Philpott is a prince among men! Oh, how glorious is Philpott, the greatest of the great, and giant among giants! A wonderful benefit-scrounging parasite!

    Mark our words, comrades, when Dear Leader Ed Miliband assumes his rightful place as Prime Minister, the Mick Philpott’s of Britain – those proud glorious parasitic spongers – will want for nothing! No house too big, no benefit payment too small! The workers’ money will be put where it belongs – in the pockets of spongers!

    Rejoice, Parasites, Rejoice!

  220. 220
    Gazza says:

    Is Paulo de Canio pasta or pizza?

  221. 221
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Jones would probably have enjoyed being his third wife.

  222. 222
    Postalvotes R Us says:

    Hey! Just like Labour’s idea of democracy.

  223. 223
    nellnewman says:


    And the corruption of the labour years keeps on coming!

    I hope Guido you’re watching this one!!

  224. 224
    Gordon Brown's Moral Compass says:

    If only the last Labour government had taken the needs of the Philpotts more seriously, they could have had a twenty bedroomed house and none of these tragic events would have occurred.

  225. 225
    Stella Creasy, Fabian, Co-operative, Labour, Trade Unionist and Member of the Parliamentary Labour P says:

    I had five votes in the election for Labour Leader. I hope ed doesn’t find out they all went to David

  226. 226
    Everyone in Greece says:

    Socrates was a twat

  227. 227
    Fish says:

    Perhaps he’s going to call it ‘Political Crapbook’

  228. 228
    Anonymous says:

    poignant? are you having a fucking laugh. oh i forgot you are using this event as one of your oh so subtle as a brick wedge-ins to have a pop at labour. newsflash! you cobwebbed infested cackle toothed old witch people hate labour as much as they hate the conservatives. ditto libdem. they are all blatantly a massive bunch of wankers.

    here’s some ideas for you wonks that might just salvage your careers.

    a) tell bulgaria and romania (in the nicest way of course) to fuck off.

    b) with the exception of people working in the nhs – all polish, all lithuanian, all hungarian, all ukrainian, all russian (you get the picture) have 6 months to return from whence they came.

    c) drop this reduction in benefits if you have a spare bedroom shite – it’s pathetic in light of the two points above.

    d) tell the eu to fuck off.

    e) tell common purp0se to fuck off aka ban the traitorous fucks.

    f) arrange for a few very senior city of london bankers to have near fatal accidents- let them and others know that you ain’t taking their shit any longer.

  229. 229
    just sayin' says:

    lots of double barreled surnames at the ministry of defence.

  230. 230
    Saffron says:

    Red ED sponsored by pillock unions is not the way forward for this country full stop.
    These Liebour/Marxist assholes are traitors to this land and always have been,but we have in this land people who are brain dead and keep supporting this discredited bunch of assholes,who in fact saw their dream of a USSR utopia dissapear before their very eyes.
    Well folkes wellcome to the real; world and what exactly are you going to say about this other than whinging as to how you are being treeted.
    Benifits are provided by workers how in heavens name do you not understand this simple fact.

  231. 231
    nellnewman says:

    A classic labour product!

  232. 232
    B£iar, Brown & Balls' Broken Britain says:

    Two ‘wives’, 17 ( yes, 17 ) kids and a life on benefits. It was his Human Rights, innit. My hero.

  233. 233
    Anonymous says:

    Sorry George. The mockney’s not going to win any votes. Why don’t you do a scouse accent or something?

  234. 234
    nellnewman says:

    The Face of Labour!

  235. 235
    Connaisseur says:

    Superb song

    Interesting to note BTW how incredibly retro the radio and TV are going…

    There has not been any decent music (or art or literature) for about 25 years………… so natural

    And encouraging…

  236. 236
    Blowing Whistles says:

    So … we have a free press which reports the truth and who purport to have reported / told the truth to the public. Just one problem there – the press are beholden and suborned [its part of their package] under and to media laws. Media laws are written up by legals / judicials – so aren’t the press beholden to the legal fraternity? if the press across their political divisions had told us the real truth behind the Lisbon Treaty / the EEC (Heath 1972) surely we The Public wouldn’t have all this EU bull5hit surrounding us? If the political divisions of the press were to dare to tell the public truth behind the global warming scam – wouldn’t it show how pitifully the press bought into the scam and sold it on? Do the press across the political board and divide have something to answer for when they have been a party to the promoting of the global warming tax scams?

    It is very if not extremely rare that a nations press will ever put their hands up and admit that they have lied to the Public including that contrary to their protestations of being a free press they have in fact been quite frugal with the actualitae.

    The so called ‘free press’ have not been telling the public the truth for several decades. They in fact promote the ‘living lie’ upon the British Public for their being part of the 4th pill.ar of the state. Do please wake up ffs people?

  237. 237
    nellnewman says:

    As Dan Hodges said this morning – The Tories have won the argument over benefit cuts and labour are on the wrong side of the fence!!!

    Get over it!!

  238. 238
    anon. says:

  239. 239
    nellnewman says:

    Go get an education it might help you understand things better.

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    nellnewman says:

    Poor old owen – still doesn’t understand that labour’s welfare state and their attempt to buy votes utterly corrupted/destroyed vast sections of the working classes and turned them into this booze/drug ridden do anything for benefits class!!!

  241. 241
    Cameron is TOAST says:

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    Hemlock isn't very healthy either says:

  243. 243
    Owen Jones says:

    Are there reasonable people on the right,such as Guido Fawkes, with enough human decency to condemn the utter horror show that is the Daily Mail’s front page?

  244. 244
    Visual image says:

    Nick Farage is a lovely guy but sometimes he reminds me of the bit in Carrey when she has just had the bucket of blood poured over her.

  245. 245
    This stuff stings on the helmet says:

    Not advisible to rub it into those “sensitive areas” unless you are Tom Watson – then you are free to cream where you so wisheth.

  246. 246
    The side of a bus says:

    Some scroungers are nasty. Get over it.

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    Curtains says:

    It was a stupid idea. But luckily, a fairly harmless one.

  249. 249
    Ed Miliband says:

    Well, the force of Owen’s argument here has utterly convinced me. People say I’m an utter twat with as much chance of becoming PM as Father Dougal McGuire, but I can spot a good argument when I see one.

    I wonder if Owen wants to join my cabinet? It’s just that I can’t figure out the instructions, they’re all printed in Swedish or something.

  250. 250
    abacore says:

    “Tory MPs Demand EU Referendum Bill”
    For a laugh, click on that link on the right, if you will
    Of course, it’s for the next Parliament – jam tomorrow
    And if they lost the vote, there’d be no cause for sorrow
    The Tories would look good, Labour and Liberals bad
    And they’d have stolen all the thunder that UKIP had
    The only teeny fly in the unctuous ointment
    Is: why not a referendum in this Parliament?

  251. 251
    Ed Miliband says:

    I model myself on Father Dougal McGuire.

  252. 252
    B£iar, Brown & Balls' Broken Britain says:


  253. 253
    Owned Jones says:

  254. 254
    albacore says:

    Sod this bloody cramp – can’t even get my moniker right now

  255. 255
    Heathrow says:

  256. 256
    Craggy Island says:

    Only not as honest

  257. 257
    D Abbotment says:

    I only had four votes in the leadership election. Is it because I is black?

  258. 258
    Jimmy says:

    “Minimum wage could be frozen or cut if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy, Government suggests”

    What if it turns out the Government is costing jobs or damaging the economy?

  259. 259
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    My mockney accent fooled people for years !!!

  260. 260
    Fish says:

    The New DG says the BBC are not left leaning.

    But yet again, this morning, Nicky Campbell gives a platform to someone from the evil, rapist, fascist SWP

  261. 261
    Labour supporters seem to have a short term memory says:


    Colluded in an illegal war
    Falsified evidence
    Colluded in rendition
    Brought in 52 days detention without charge (may have been 30, I lost count of the number of times they plucked a random figure out of the air)
    Abolished habeas corpus
    Gave PFI contracts to their friends, leaving hospitals in debt to the tune of billions
    Let thousands die needlessly in hospitals
    Hounded Dr K to his death

    They did all this, and yet the average Labour voter will still say “Facha was evil!” It really is remarkable how Labour supporters can neatly sidestep the catalogue of heinous crimes committed by the party in government. I didn’t agree with everything Mrs Thatcher did but none of it came close to the litany of truly disgusting and evil things Labour did. For their supporters, it’s another case of “it’s ok when we do it”.

  262. 262

    That certainly is bonkers but don’t make the mistake of writing off the National Trust as bonkers.

    Just because the NT has become highjacked by the AGW mob does not mean the original conception of Octavia Hill has become so.

  263. 263
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Print-Any-Old-Nonsense Analysis Service says:

    As a rather minor and perhaps inconsequential example of how the Media can be bamboozled into running a story which is light on the facts, we are put in mind of the comic Lenny Bruce, a controversial figure in his native US for his drug use and expletive-ridden irreverence in performance, both of which were bound to get him into trouble with the authorities in many cities who would sic the plod on him at every opportunity. Lenny was being interviewed by some young entertainment reporter as to his app*earance in some club in some city, and Lenny decided he’d pull the leg of the young fellow by making something up off the top of his head in the telling to the young man of what he’d do that week in his act. Lenny made something up about an affair between George Bernard Shaw and Edith Wharton, and how that’s what broke up the happiness of Wharton’s marriage– GBS allegedly engaging in the old “Hump-‘em-and-dump-‘em” with Mrs Wharton. Anyway the kid retorts to Bruce, “Yeah, but Lenny, that’s the way of the world, isn’t it? How many people have your strong moral compass?” Bruce later wrote, “I knew I had this jerk-off phoney pegged when he didn’t call my bluff, since he obviously didn’t want to look ridiculous for not knowing WTF I was talking about, so he agreed with me rather than ask me WTF I was talking about, like any half-smart person would have done.” Long story short, in the article the kid writes, “The George Bernard Shaw and Edith Wharton you THOUGHT you KNEW– Lenny Bruce gives you the lowdown on these people’s down-low! Bruce, who will be doing two shows nightly at the Boom Boom Room starting tonight, blah blah blah…”

    The moral of the story, girls and boys, is that you cannot always be sure whether you are being dazzled by brilliance or baffled by bullshit by your subject, and of those who should know, often they can’t tell the difference either– so as long as it’s a good story and there’s no libel involved, they’ll “print the legend,” as John Ford said, and never spoil it later with the facts. All this “assumes” they weren’t just bought off in the first place to tell an outright porky. (“ass = u + me”) But of course, they have a strong moral compass and would never do that, right?

  264. 264
    Marxist Teachers R Us says:

  265. 265
    Anonymous says:

    fuck off edwina

  266. 266
    Jimmy's Rightie Quote Of The Day says:

    “God, what are we going to do for money?'”

    [the hon. betsy duncan smith, heiress to the Cottesloe estate, c.1988, keeps her sense of humour as her husband gets fired again]

  267. 267
    So he's not looking 4 work then. Stop his benefits says:


  268. 268
    Jimmy says:

    You’re wasting your time. Guidophiles believe the stories in the Daily Hitler are real.

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    Curly says:

    Still also waiting for Ken’s…

  270. 270
    Matilda says:

    Well obviously it doesn’t work if it’s wrong, so I don’t believe you are as thick as you want us to think you are, you tease!

  271. 271
    Matilda says:

    See, I was right! I knew you were not as thick as you were pretending to be!

  272. 272
    Jimmy says:

    Wow. Did they promise Bingo?

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    Ann Employer says:

    Minimum wage damages the economy. If somebody’s ‘labour’ is not worth [whatever the hourly rate of minimum wage is this morning] it to me, why should I be forced to to pay it?

  275. 275
    Curly says:

    Such cabinets often have a screw loose after a week’s usage, so he would fit right in.

  276. 276
    Curly says:

    Yes, it is a French stringed instrument or so I am told. Anonybod’s problem was not spelling the word ‘r4pe’ properly.

  277. 277
    Matilda says:

    Oh dear, here we go again. The word is ‘lay’ not ‘laid’ (which has already been explained above).

    Shurly Willyums has a lot to answer for.

  278. 278
    Matilda says:

    Experienced visitors have learned the importance of deliberately mis-spelling words to befuddle the awtoemoddy

  279. 279
    Jimmy says:

    Why should the taxpayer be forced to subsidise your tight fistedness?

  280. 280
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    There were a number of suspicious deaths under Labour. Some folk are still wondering whether he was pushed off that mountain (having decided not to take an unaccompanied walk in thew woods?).

  281. 281
    Labour is off it's Ed says:

    121- Good on yer! Well said.

  282. 282
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    As do the morons who religiously devour every word in the Mirror and Graundia and treat it as gospel.

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    An Extremely Ancient Seafarer says:

    Well, with his inbuilt natural list to port, he would say that wouldn’t he? WTF do you think he was specially chosen for the job? I must have been on the cross channel ferry when the job was advertised.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Well if the ‘teachers’ don’t like it they can effoff out of ejerkashun and get a different job.

  285. 285
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Oh goody! Another free t-shirt, a pack of sarnies and 20 quid travel expenses. Oh, what’s the protest about? Just so we can tell the probation officer/headmaster/line manager where we are going.

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    Labour is off it's Ed says:

    *Applause*. Labour in a nut shell!

  287. 287
    Nicky Campbell is a cunt says:

    Interesting. The SWP has in the region of 2,600 members in the UK. The Bee and Pee has approximately 14,000.

    Does Nicky Campbell give a platform to the Bee and Pee? Seems odd that the Beeb support one far-left organisation and not another.

  288. 288
    Confused of Rotherham says:

    Interesting. The S W P has in the region of 2,600 members in the UK. The Be and Pee has approximately 14,000.

    Does Nicky Campbell give a platform to the Be and Pee? Seems odd that the Beeb support one far-left organisation and not another.

  289. 289
    Seen it all before in the 70's says:

    That the problem with white inbreds.

  290. 290
    Anonymous says:

    Save this front page for 2 years time, then just overwrite it with David Cameron.

  291. 291
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    … and beyond.

  292. 292
    Owen Jones says:

    Today’s blog should get a reaction, should I get time to write it.

  293. 293
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    The same Labour that got into bed with the Murdochs and only criticised the hacking that they knew all about when the Sun changed its support to the Tories.

    The same Labour that turned a blind eye to MPs fiddling their expenses.

  294. 294
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    The Bee N P support has virtually collapsed and their supporters have gone back to their socialist roots, the Labour party.

  295. 295
    ajglawrie@talktalk.net says:

    The answer is obvious. The government must support “growth” by paying people like me to run blogs that no one reads. it works for the Guardianand Radio 3.

  296. 296
    damned impertinent questions says:

    NUT …the union whose founders had a sense of humour

  297. 297
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Last time I met a member of the NUT was at my 8 year old daughters primary school.

    When I asked why she didn’t seem to be learning spellings and her spelling was atrocious the teacher told me I was old fashioned. Modern research had shown there was no need to teach spelling.As children read more the shapes of words and spellings ‘appeared organically’ in their brains

    Quite how they were supposed to read more when they couldnt recognize the words bemused me but as we stood up to leave and complain to the Head I noticed that about a third of all the mobiles in the classroom were misspelled too.

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    damned impertinent questions says:

    Perhaps he’d like a free ticket to burma or sri lanka to protest in person?

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    doh Owen! says:

    Owen Jones is really dense

    He appears to think Philpott “murdered” his children

    Philpott did not intend his children to die, he wanted the return of 6 of his children from their mother so he could claim more benefits

    To try and distance Philpot from the benefits system is playing politic

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    damned impertinent questions says:

    He lived off the bloody welfare state.He and his wife are products of it. Keep breeding and pile up the benefits. Have a disabled child and bingo – that’s the jackpot- DLA for life and a free car fully insured …whoops no ….so many children …..you need a minibus ….here are the keys my son.

    Your rotten creed of welfare-dependency was a major factor in this

  301. 301
    Put on Pensioner says:

    Blogs that moderate heavily “delete” comment they don’t like or disagree with are soon found out and die.

    Others are just plain too boring for comment.

  302. 302
    Luciana Berger says:

    Thirty one years and my life is still
    Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
    For a destination
    And I realized quickly when I knew I should
    That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
    For whatever that means
    And so I cry sometimes
    When I’m lying in bed
    Just to get it all out
    What’s in my head
    And I am feeling a little peculiar
    And so I wake in the morning
    And I step outside
    And I take a deep breath and I get real high
    And I scream at the top of my lungs
    What’s going on?
    And I say, hey hey hey hey
    I said hey, what’s going on?
    ooh, ooh ooh
    and I try, oh my god do I try
    I try all the time, in this institution
    And I pray, oh my god do I pray
    I pray every single day
    For a revolution
    And so I cry sometimes
    When I’m lying in bed
    Just to get it all out
    What’s in my head
    And I am feeling a little peculiar
    And so I wake in the morning
    And I step outside
    And I take a deep breath and I get real high
    And I scream at the top of my lungs
    What’s going on?
    And I say, hey hey hey hey
    I said hey, what’s going on?
    Twenty-five years and my life is still
    Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
    For a destination

  303. 303
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Then let the Welsh Government fund it.The amount wasted on welsh language should do it

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    JH903458340958234 says:

    Err, it says that the people involved are the direct product of years of benefit dependency?

    Which party just loves having people on benefits, and tells them they needn’t do anything about it because they are ‘victims’?

    Never mind Owen. He can still vote Labour from prison. Love those bennies, innit.

  305. 305
    damned impertinent questions says:

    No…its because you couldn’t fit into the polling booth the 5th time

  306. 306
    JH903458340958234 says:

    I was thinking about that. How much did he lend him again, £373,000?

    Seems like Chicken feed now. Mandy is into the £8 million league of house these days.

    PS – it was Geoffrey Robinson.

  307. 307
    Gonk says:

    Fascinating post. Thanks a lot cat.

  308. 308
    JH903458340958234 says:

    They aren’t – give me an example of this ‘subsidy’ being paid. You lefties really struggle with words like ‘subsidy’, ‘tax’, ‘debt’ and ‘deficit’, don’t you?

    AE’s point was that an employer is not going to employ someone whose labour is not worth the wage they would otherwise be forced to pay.

    But then you knew that didn’t you, you pitiful little shill? Go and run a business where you pay the workers more than their Labour is worth. See how long you last.*

    * PS – I meant a private business, not some left wing vanity project with vast gobs of other people’s money regularly injected to keep it afloat.

  309. 309
    JH903458340958234 says:

    What if it turns out the Government is costing jobs or damaging the economy?

    Would that stop Labour?

    Would it fuck. Dogma, dogma, dogma.

  310. 310
    Handycock awaiting arrest and loss of the LibDem whip says:


  311. 311
    JH903458340958234 says:

    Yes, that’s right Jimmy.

    Horrible old hideously white people. Ugh!

    Like the ones who freeze to death every year in fuel poverty so you can stimulate your moral superiority gland regarding global warming climate change.

    No gay mardi gras, no fat women in brightly coloured robes inexplicably asked to comment on things, no union blowhards on £100’000 a year, no Owen Jones.

    Just real people, who you despise because they don’t vote ‘correctly’ any more.

  312. 312

    I’m glad someone gets it!

  313. 313
    Curly says:

    I encountered that little problem in the 1970s when all the teacher training institutes were instructed that ‘phonetics’ was the way to go. That’s where it started and explains why the younger generation can’t string a coherent sentence together. Oh, and the ‘English’ teacher who told me all this had never heard of the verb ‘to parse’ a sentence.

    That’s why my offspring was taught the basics long before he ever went near a school.

  314. 314
    Jimmy says:


  315. 315
    Sunny Jim says:

    You must have woken the scum up, Guido. Their rants on Farceberk have now restarted. ..

  316. 316
    Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately for you the story is total bollocks.

  317. 317
    Anonymous says:

    Woof, woof

  318. 318
    Anonymous says:

    Why does Guido publish this bollocks. It’s untrue. Is he too lazy to ring up and ask?

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