April 14th, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

The_Sun_14_4_2013Today’s Guido column in The Sun tells you:

  • The crazy and kinky items confiscated by the police in Parliament.
  • The Cabinet’s recess holiday destinations.
  • Why the LibDem’s newbie MP is struggling.
  • Who is Downing Street’s answer to Alan Partridge?
  • Who is Damian McBride’s surprising new Tory drinking buddy?
  • Maggie-tastic tributes and memories.

Only in Guido’s Sun on Sunday, column just 60p. Politics for the many, not the few…


481 Comments

  1. 1
    Neil Spencer says:

    Heaven, there’s only The Venusian left.
    Can’t see Guido signing up to write for them.

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  2. 2
    Owen Soundbite Jones says:

    I shall soon be telling you all my future vision for the UK, and how this will be achieved. No more soundbites from me!

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    • 24
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      I’m sure you will be telling us how enriched we should feel in our diverse, multicultural cesspit of a Country.

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      • 147
        Serf in the Immigration Department says:

        I’m sure some of you have found it hard to believe that the Department is totally out of control, 1.9 plus million illegals who should be deported, not knowing who’s even here etc. Well the hierarchy held their collective breath over the last few days when this came out.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305675/Former-UK-Border-Agency-chief-Tony-Smith-says-immigration-control.html

        Only the Thatcher death prevented it getting the coverage it deserved, pats on the back all round on Friday afternoon that once again something has slipped under the public radar.

        Still absolutely no clue of how to bring any form of order to the job of dealing with immigration, the job we are being paid to do, and absolutely zero about how to deal with the forthcoming Romanian/Bulgarian deluge. The Paris Louvre workers went on strike because the thieving by the Roma is so bad there, whilst they limber up to move to Britain perchance.

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        • 293
          Jimmy says:

          “In today’s interview with The Sun, Mr Smith said the immigration problems could have been avoided with the introduction of ID cards and passport finger-printing.”

          Fancy that.

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          • The Public says:

            They could have been sorted if IND, its heirs and successors, had not been hell-bent on filling its ranks with immigrants, who oddly enough, had a vested interest in the system not working.

            Incidentally, there are some interesting questions to be asked about corruption at the border agency. Its astonishing how few people they deport who they do catch.

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          • Fancy That says:

            Open borders + Welfare state = Cultural suicide.

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      • 356
        duti is the onli constant. says:

        enriched=a.bun.dance
        bun in the oven.
        but tampons block and virus kills.
        .
        enriched is feel alive. it comes from the heart. to feel this we need to be possessed by it…i.e to be possessed by life.
        .
        be generous, give life.

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        • 359
          duti is the onli constant. says:

          .
          .
          if duty is the centre then life is the circle around it.
          life likes to move. move it around duti.

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    • 36
      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      Why punishing the productive to reward the feckless doesn’t fuck up the economy.
      Why the welfare hammock isn’t really a problem.
      Why the state run education system isn’t a miserable waste of time and money.

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      • 51
        perception says:

        Never mind, the next depression will hit London big time, it’s the only place where jobs are easy to get now. The “investment banks” will move abroad, traders will be offered jobs in Bangalore or Beijing if they do not accept basic redundancy will apply.

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        • 113
          CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

          I already know of a few that have gone to HK and Bangalore (none to Beijing).

          The whole financial system has been destroyed to keep the vote buying/income taxing state going for a few short years more.

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    • 52
      perception says:

      Owen dear boy, when you are a teenager you think you will be able to change the world into a better place, as you get older you realise you have very little chance of doing anything, we have all had aspirations but very, very few end up with the chance to do anything.

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    • 152
      M says:

      Ed balls vision is for everyone to take out a payday loan & spend it in the betting shop . Once you’ve lost everything , go down the benefit trap office and spend the rest of your life in labours back pocket .

      The brave new world , from the aspirational prosperity sun lit uplands to the bleak swamp land lowlands of controlled poverty

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  3. 3
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    DEFINITELY NOT a day to buy the Sun up our way!

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  4. 7
    Village Idiot says:

    Maggie defeated the left….Now,all they can do is expose their feelings,and,by god,they really are “sub human”…or at least,not very nice people…It really is
    a fault in their minds,that makes them unable to rise above the pathetic behaviour they display…And nastiness,very sad…Glad i dont’ know any….

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    • 9
      Socialists = Sociopaths says:

      She eradicated the dictatorial powers of the union barons, eliminated the closed shop and restrictive practices and liberated those who wished to strive to succeed.

      Loony left wing losers need not apply, they’re too busy sucking off the teat of the socialist State.

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      • 38
        CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

        That state doesn’t really exist, it’s their fellow citizens who work and pay tax they were leaching from.

        Nothing is more divisive than socialism.

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    • 31
      perception says:

      Commentators on this blog are not beyond calling for various person they disagreed with to be suspended from a lamp post by piano wire

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      • 44
        The Loony Left says:

        They are in a small minority: the lefty haters are a HUGE majority.

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      • 54
        Maybe says:

        This blog is just a bog wall for venting spleen when politicians don’t get what they deserve.

        I didn’t see anyone rioting in the streets or dancing in Trafalgar square at Jim Callaghan’s death, nor is it likely that it will happen for Gordon Brown either, despite his spitefulness.

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        • 100
          Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

          The people who have most reason to hate Brown will be too busy earning a crust to party or riot. Self-pity and a sense of entitlement are traits of the shirking class, not the working class.

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        • 233
          Anonymous says:

          On the plus side,Milliband will never be able to say Conservatives are the “nasty party” ever again !

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    • 40
      Owing Jones says:

      Fools. We need a socialist government back in power, Then we can take everybody back to those glory days pre-1979 when workers would do what they were told by thugs disguised as union bosses. And we will nationalise everything so when customers ask for any product we will do an analysis of their political beliefs to see if they deserve it. Because there is bound to be a shortage of manufactured goods since we will ban imported goods, at least for the plebs. And rest assured we will be selling candles at a low price in readiness for the power cuts that will undoubtedly arise because of the failure of the current coalition to tackle the shortage of supply. It will have nothing to do with the constant strikes of the energy workers.

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    • 89
      It was the worst of times says:

      The left are busy doing what they do best…rewriting history….the 1970’s was total anarchy and chaos presided over y a weak Conservative Government led by Heath and a pusillanimous Labour one who were at the back and call of union bosses

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      • 102
        Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

        You wouldn’t have been able to post that comment back then, even if you had the electronic gizmos, because the leccy was always being cut, and they didn’t even have the manners to give us some notice. Yeah, they were the good old days, all right.

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        • 149
          Village Idiot says:

          Drank and drugged my way through it,and, at the end i had a house and well
          payed blue collar job,…Had to be treated for alcohol dependency,but that worked as well..26yrs dry..thank you Maggie.RIP…

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    • 158
      Anonymous says:

      Dave ward the communications union baron doesn’t want the workers he’s supposed to represent to have a stake in the Royal Mail , ( I guess a John Lewis business model )because his position may become irrelevant which is what unionism has become .
      All about the baron’s not the members !

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  5. 8
    Kebab Time says:

    60p?

    I remember when you started writing for the Star, was 50p, in a couple of months that had gone upto £1 .

    I didnt know Guido and Neo were that expensive to keep.

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  6. 10
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Dave — when are you going to make a categorical guarantee that the Scots will have to take a full pro-rata share of the National Debt, and that no financial, administrative or practical help whatsoever will be provided by England after they have fucked off ?

    P.S. And stop the no planes and mothball aircraft carriers construction forthwith.

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    • 14
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

      Up in Scotland, we DO NOT want any liabilities from those buckets of shit, Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax Bank of Scotland.

      Those risks belong on England’s balance sheet.

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      • 90
        Labour ceases to be able to win a majority once the Scots leave the UK says:

        On 15 September 2014 the day after hopefully the Scots vote for Independence the English taxpayer will present the bill for bailing out the Scottish banks and wave goodbye…

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        • 103
          Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

          I think you’ll find that the referendum is Sep 18th, but I agree with your sentiments, even if they’re unlikely to leave.

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    • 15
      Anonymous says:

      Also-Give the English a vote in the Scots referendum.
      Just to ensure we finally get rid of the miserable c**nts.

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      • 20
        Hadrian says:

        I was right all along. Time to rebuild my wall with machine guns at every mile post and in between, and lots of electrified razor wire on top. Keep the stinking drunken Scots out of the empire.

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      • 92
        Preston Panns says:

        There is an undoubted majority in England for Scottish Independence…so the establishment in London dare not let the English vote. The SNP ought to insist that ALL the UK inc England votes and they would be assured of victory and independence

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        • 424
          NE Frontiersman says:

          We should all insist; how can there be vote to break up a country based on only 10% of its population voting?

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    • 18
      A Vengeful Cow says:

      He doesn’t have to make such a guarantee. He merely needs to be aware that if the Scots did not take a full pro-rata share, he would not survive the consequences.

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  7. 11
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Oh dear– the Osbournes are having marital problems? A nation mourns! However shall I cope? I may have to take to my bed! Look– this sad turn of events has completely overshadowed Baroness Thatcher’s impending funeral, poor old cow– she did nothing to deserve the indignity in death of relegation to a strap at the top! Someone get Oz and Sharon, these two national treasures, back together again– England cannot sustain two great tragedies such as this all at once!

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  8. 12
    Owin Jones says:

    London stinks of single use BBQs.

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  9. 13
    Shaw Taylor says:

    you wait till chuck norris dies….

    total STATE funeral

    keep em peeled!

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  10. 19
    Still a parasite after all these years says:

    I couldn’t get my first job in the 80s because of Fatcha and I’ve been on benefits ever since. I won’t be able to find a job before I retire.

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    • 26
      Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

      I must admit I was in well-paid employment throughout her dictatorship. I took voluntary redundancy a few months after the coup d’état.

      Ah, those were days. Two holidays to the US on almost empty planes because of the Eyeraq War.

      And another one to four South American countries.

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      • 85
        Good old Maggie! says:

        Same here Merseyside, and my mortgage repayments were low.

        God bless Maggie; we’ll not see her like again.

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    • 28
      Never been a Leech says:

      Well I got my first job in ’83 and have never been out of work since. Not gonna comment on your position as I have no idea of the circumstances but its not all about polotics.

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    • 43
      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      You couldn’t get a job because the benefits paid more.

      Another reason Thatcher was correct, p[pity she didn’t go far enough.

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    • 58
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      You should have gone in to politics my son like I did when I was 21. Never had a proper job since and been living well at taxpayer’s expense throughout. Boaz.

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      • 111
        Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

        Brilliant of you to spot so early on in your life, what generally only the privileged upper classes and oxbridge educated know, namely that a career in the upper echelons of the public sector is more secure and in the long run pays better than the private sector, Handy. By the way have you got any educational qualifications at all? Jahbulon.

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        • 183
          Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

          These days, you don’t have to be from an Oxbridge or upper class background to know that the upper echelons of the public sector provide better pay and a lot more security than the private sector. Every kid in school knows it. Why do you think there are so many university students doing PPE or similar?

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          • Curly says:

            Probably because most of them can’t add up simple numbers. The new witch on the block position has now been filled by Surely Willyums.

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    • 72
      Lord Stansted says:

      If work had anything going for it, the rich would have kept it to themselves years ago.

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  11. 22
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Just listened to the BBC’s Points of View. The BBC even lie to themselves with their biased propaganda.

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  12. 23
    Owin Jones says:

    Guido’s banner at Thatcher protest in Trafalgar Square “The Lady,s Not Re-Turning” good one!!

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  13. 27
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    BBC Panorama have used the LSE so that they can show a film of North Korea. Nothing new will be shown.
    The sole purpose is to promote Panorama and the BBC.
    The BBC is run by liars.

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    • 32
      Digger says:

      Only people we deceived in making [Panorama] film was N Korean government, says BBC News head of programmes
      Oh OK thats alright then fuck the reputation of the BBC for being open, honest and fair.

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      • 53
        wtf says:

        The BBC hijacked an LSE student trip to North Korea to provide cover for one of it’s journalists.
        This would have clearly put the students at risk if discovered.

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        • 65
          Jimmy says:

          You people really don’t like seeing dictators upset do you?

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          • Good old Maggie! says:

            Hi Jimmy – still popping the pills?

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          • The British public says:

            We were delighted to see Socialist dictator Hitler upset.

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          • Bazinga! says:

            Jimmy, you really are a twat. Are you the sort of person who hides behind women? Thinking about it you probably are a typical cowardly jock shit.

            If the BBC wanted to get into North Korea, then why didn’t they just go in on their own?

            WE know what North Korea is like, it’s a shit hole like Glasgow, I don’t need undercover journalists to tell me Glasgow is a dump full of mongs.

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          • Jimmy says:

            “If the BBC wanted to get into North Korea, then why didn’t they just go in on their own?”

            I think it would be better for you to let you work that one out for yourself. It’s really not difficult.

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          • Lord Stansted says:

            Why don’t you go to North Korea, Jimmy.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Not being a rightie, I don’t much care for dictators

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          • punter says:

            The biggest dictators on the planet having been Marxists of course.

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        • 66
          Bazinga! says:

          It puts students at risk in the future as well, when the Americans did Bin Laden they used doctors and nurses as a cover to get inside the compound. Now the Islamic loons take great delight in slotting doctors and nurses as CIA agents.

          The way the BBC have been spinning this is amazing, the trip was organised by Sweeney’s wife and the BBC admitted they didn’t tell the students the whole truth in case they were caught.

          Just out of interest if they had been caught and all arrested, would the BBC be funding the millions it would cost to get them all released? I doubt it, yet the lefty cuunts can go on and on about the cost of Maggie’s funeral.

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    • 84
      Lord Stansted says:

      John Sweeney the fun man:

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      • 203
        Bazinga! says:

        But Jimmy, other journalists travel undercover without hiding behind women. I guess a pencil dick like you likes hiding behind women. Typical lefty mong.

        All Sweeney got was a few holiday snaps of a poor country, big fucking deal.

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  14. 29
    Jim says:

    Good news at last.
    ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ has been added to the music for the carnival.
    The Thatcherite comedian Jim Davidson has been asked to do a short spot after the main event

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        perception says:

        Jimmy, What language are they trying to speak, Jimmy

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        • 64
          Jimmy says:

          It’s the American idea of what English people sound like. Except of course for Steve Jones who always sounded like that.

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          • Wonder-ekshun (as in, it's a wonder they even do this shit at concerts in the US) says:

            As opposed, of course, to Britons talking “American,” the results of which can be equally lame:

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          • John Hillerman, "Higgins" from Magnum PI, says:

            I’ve been told that my British accent was TOO good, and that’s how a lot of people in the UK knew I was really an American. (It was intended to be something like a Laurence Olivier impression– tell HIM he didn’t sound authentically British, Jimmy.)

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        • 67
          Your Friendly Neighbourhood Fred Armisen Monitoring Service says:

          Well, at least Fred Armisen was trying (VERY trying) to sound British in that skit, give him that— here he is, not even TRYING to sound like Obama:

          Obviously, this skit was done in 2009, before Obamacare, but one or two of these issues are still unresolved. And Fred Armisen still doesn’t sound anything like Obama, but then again, he’s not even trying to do so anymore, having gone on to other projects.

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    • 59
      Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

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  16. 49

    Andy Marr is slowly recovering from the same as what carried Mrs T off.

    Be careful any of you who are overweight, or drink too much, or who smoke or who get either too little (or too much) exercise, if you don’t want to go the same way.

    Maggie did not fall into any of those categories but she probably pushed herself rather too hard at a reasonably advanced age. Once you have suffered one of these things, a propensity is created.

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    • 73
      perception says:

      Are you hinting at Geedoes I & 2? Stroke victims usually have an ischemic stroke before the big one, it’s a sort of warning, ignore it at your peril, very often folks do not even know they have had an ischemic stroke it’s those about them that notice it. Margaret had quite few strokes which bought on her Alzheimers, I would not wish that on anyone, the families also suffer.

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      • 126

        I am mentioning it for anyone who cares to notice. There have been many articles recently which refer to the fact that as a nation, we are becoming less healthy than the previous generation. Affluence is part of the cause. Those who grew up in or just after the war may have been rationed for food but perversely it led to longer lives. Here is the most recent I read:
        http://ind.pn/XDZR7a

        I suffered a TIA myself some eight years ago so I am concerned to warn those whom I have contact with on here, from whatever side of the political divide they come. I see that Marr suddenly started to exercise heavily. People can imagine it as being a life saver when, done wrongly it is a killer.

        Naturally it is up to the individual in the final analysis.

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    • 79
      Anonymous says:

      SC: It does not matter what you do. Something is going to fail eventually and everyone dies.

      The key is to actually live before you die. So I will keep pushing the limits and be proud of what I do. I am not aiming to be the oldest on this planet.

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      • 133

        Of course you are right in as far as you take it. Better to live a shorter time and have a meaningful existence than a longer one and achieve nothing.

        But even better to live a longer time and still have a meaningful existence. There is nothing innately wrong in living to a great age and using that time to its maximum.

        My father lived to 97 and after a long career in the RN and then in commerce, he painted and took wonderful photographs until his 90s and wrote a lot about history right until the end. I bought him a laptop when he was 90 and he used to send emails and correspondence using it and used digital photography to illustrate his writings.

        What on earth is wrong with that?

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        • 193
          Anonymous says:

          Nothing, I was not commenting about your Dad, as I never knew him. I was commenting about your statement: “Be careful … (or too much) exercise”.

          I do not thing my Granddad thought about his stroke susceptibility when he dug out and rescued a child. His life choices and BMI score did not shorten his long life.

          I certainly do not think about my health, and would rather wade in and hurt myself than see anyone else suffer.

          As for taking risks like you suggest: drinking, smoking, eating and exercise, I have many perfectly good examples of those that have lived long lives and still taken these risks. My observation is that these so called risks could just be a reflection on the choices made by those that are already prone to an early death.

          One example is a person that led a very health lifestyle, outdoors, two jobs. Suddenly gets stressed due to a life incident. His health fails. He starts drinking. He gets diabetic, he drinks more to dull the issues. He loses mobility. He eats more.

          So the conclusion is drinking and overweight are the causes. NO, they were the symptoms.

          A persons life is shortened by their body failing. This is caused by natures timebomb, stress, poisons and injuries. Everything else is a symptom.

          One thing is clear, you have fallen for the propaganda of the NHS and government into the creation of the “average person2. I will stick to being a useful person.

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          • Anonymous says:

            think! (not thing) and the rest. Sorry.

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          • First, I did add a caveat.

            Second, what your Granddad did was commendable and in a similar situation, like you, I would do the same whatever the risk, which one doesn’t always have time to assess. The problem here is that H&S have tried to create a new calculus which cannot work.

            Third, and herein lies the point, I do not consider myself as falling under anyone’s propaganda (save that of the Nicomachean Ethics if you care to characterise it as such.) You speak as if humans are immune from ambient conditions. If this were true, then coal miners would never have contracted anthracosis or pneumoconiosis.

            That being the case, I think you are mistaken here and BTW I am most definitely not a believer in AGW.

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    • 81
      Steve Coogan, the alternative to comedy says:

      Marr is suffering from a touch of the Majors ??

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      • 141
        Village Idiot says:

        It was good to see Andy Marr,and i hope he continues to recover from this
        wicked illness..What a life changer..

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  17. 50
    dad says:

    I was talking to my young son this morning about things on tv. He asked why poor people are being shouted at all the time. I said there were no tory poor people, no tory disabled people and no tory unemployed people in this country. That they all deserved being abused all of the time because they were not tories. Only tories are entitled to make such comments. Only tories do good in this country. Only tories are slighlty less delusional than Hitler or Pol Pot or general Pinochet. He said he understood and wanted everyone to stop shouting at each other

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  18. 68
    Owin Jones says:

    Don’t ever read the comments.

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  19. 83
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    BRING BACK POSTMAN PRAT…

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    • 88
      Good old Maggie! says:

      What a first class tw*t Ballsup is. He’s probably on his way to dementia. He’s certainly as nutty as a fruitcake.

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      • 96
        they don't like it up 'em says:

        He’s never had a head for figures.
        Unless it involves flipping his houses for expenses.
        Then he’s an expert.

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      • 112
        Jim says:

        I am finding your contributions and unmatched scintillating analysis of complex social science questions so attractive.
        Have you had any of your work published?

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        • 120
          CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

          Is “complex” used in the standard lefty way here. I.e. “got caught lying and going to try and brazen it out”?

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    • 118
      young Shep says:

      The deeply disturbing question has got to be; Why have we ended up with a political system that lets complete morons run riot with the finance of a country… Balls and Brown to name but two.

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    • 138
      Ben Elton says:

      Labours Shadow Chancellor can’t tell the difference between £73billion & £0.

      All because of Mrs Thatch!

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    • 427
      NE Frontiersman says:

      it’s enough for me that he and his wife both claimed exes on the same house. Simple fraud, that anyone can understand.

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  20. 94
    Good old Maggie! says:

    So Silly Bigcow isn’t going to Mrs. T’s funeral. Should be a tasteful affair then.
    What does the Squeaker see in the poxy crud?

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    • 101
      Joss Ayinglike says:

      The back of her head, bobbing up and down.

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    • 104
      Jim says:

      Try not to get so upset.
      ‘Ding Dong’ would have approved people exercising their right of choice.

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      • 106
        Good old Maggie! says:

        Hi Jimbo, if it’s all a matter of free choice, why do Labour & the rest of the left wing ‘tards try to stifle what THEY don’t like?

        Nearly 4 p.m. Jimbo – TAKE YOUR EFFIN TABLETS before you trip over the hairs sprouting from the back of your hands.

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        • 125
          Jim says:

          ‘Why do Labour…’?
          You seem a little backward.
          I believe the Labour ‘heirarchy’ are all attending the politically inspired event.
          ‘Ding Dong’ would have been over the moon – she did say that Mr Blair was her greatest success.
          The Tories who stabbed her in the back and booted her out were said by the ‘great one’ to be ‘treacherous bastards’.

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  21. 95
    Jim says:

    I met Mr Jones last week.
    He seemed to be , rather unusual these days, extremely polite, extremely well informed and very capable of articulating his views and ideas.
    It was refreshing after reading the comments from the Sun reading intelligentsia and political dummies that have a tendency to drag politics into the gutters and are so prominent an Paul’s forums

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  22. 97
    8illy says:

    I want Guido’s big fat column in my mouth.

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  23. 107
    Bazinga! says:

    All Sweeney saw was what the LSE students were allowed to see. Hardly anything revealing.

    Typical BBC shit. Time to close the fuckers down.

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  24. 119
    Owin Jones says:

    Now bracing myself to be taken apart by an unlikely new alliance of Guido Fawkes and right-wing lunatics…

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  25. 122
    Owin Jones says:

    I have it from a friend in the press,and also the Foreign Secretary, that the N Korea missiles are actually packed with confetti, hats and pointless thimbles.

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    • 123
      Most boring man in Britain contest winner says:

      Why are the thimbles pointless? I find this extremely interesting, and would like more detail.

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  26. 124
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Ponzi schemes are more honest than the global economy.

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    • 136
      Jim says:

      David Cameron must have been looking at the advice handed down from his German/Jewish financier, great, great grandfather Emile Levita.
      He would be well versed in the mechanics of international capitalist finance,and opportunities to make a fast buck.

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    • 169
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      “Global Economy” vs. “Ponzi scam” = as currently practised, more like a distinction without a difference, innit?

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  27. 128
    Balanced debate says:

    If you missed The Big Questions on bbc1 today, watch it on iplayer. It was a right old barney. Three far left types, including Prof Chris Knight, celebrated the death of Thatcher. Knight called her a bloodsucking vampire. All opposing views were shouted down. One leftie in particular, a woman with a hairy upper lip, dominated the debate. Bizarrely, a member of the audience blamed Thatcher for her husband getting emphysema from working in a mine. When Dorries tried to point out that Wilson closed more mines, the hairy one shouted her down.

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  28. 135
    Maggie's snatch says:

    Thatcher is beloved by racists, homophobes and greedy casino capitalists everywhere. On the other hand, she was rather cute in her youth and I would’ve given her one.

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  29. 137
    8illy says:

    Haha, nice one Guido, there’s an ad for Thatchers and Thatching on my iPhone. Don’t know if I need one right now though.

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  30. 140
    Frank Carson says:

    An old joke reconfigured for Thatcher.

    David Cameron dies. Upon entering heaven, he asks where he can find Mrs Thatcher. Gabriel tells him she’s not available. Just at that moment, a woman with blonde hair, a blue outfit, a steely gaze and carrying a handbag walks past. Cameron says “But that’s Mrs Thatcher right there”. Gabriel says “No, that’s not Mrs Thatcher. That’s god. He just thinks he’s Mrs Thatcher”.

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  31. 142
    Edward Miliband says:

    I’ve had trouble with my sex life, since I fell and broke my wrist.

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      Owhine Jones. says:

      Ed need only to tweet,I would be there in a flash.

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      Abu Hamza says:

      At least you still have a wrist, infidel– as the Qu’ran says, “I cried because I had no sandals…” and if you doubt the Qu’ran says this, I shall behead you personally! (All right, so it may be a little difficult– but, still…) What do you think I’M going through long about now, 23 1/2 hours a day in a bare cell? Not much else to do, and I can’t even do THAT!

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  32. 145
    nellnewman says:

    I’m relieved to see sallybercow is not going to Mrs T’s funeral.

    Her trashy sense of dress style and crass self-serving manner are hardly going to be missed.

    Any occasion of any sort is better off without her.

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  33. 148
    Forget Ding Dong, this is the ultimate insult says:

    Who decided to invite Keith Vaz to the funeral?

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    • 151
      nellnewman says:

      Presumably he gets in because he’s Chairman of one of the Parliamentary Committees. Hopefully they’ll give him a seat right at the back behind a stone pillar somewhere.

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  34. 154
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Ed Miliband finds novel way not to join in a round of applause for Margaret Thatcher, as he breaks a wrist.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22144674

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  35. 155
    Anonymous says:

    John Prescott, Bob Crow And Bishop Of Grantham Attack Thatcher’s £10M Funeral

    2 twats and a sky fairy believer. !!!

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    • 176
      nellnewman says:

      Grantham is a market town – hardly warrants a Bishop!!!

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    • 190
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      Prescott and Crow are both evil, the Bish is misguided.

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    • 253
      stanley baldwin says:

      couldn’t it have been privatised?

      tickets sold by ebay auction

      let the punter pay – fine thatcherite principle

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      Hello Johnny, would you like to see under my cassock? says:

      Until those kiddie fiddling god squad wankers sell of their lands, estates, grand church buildings and share the collective wealth of the church with the poor and needy, they can fuck right off. vermin.

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  36. 157
    Jimmy says:

    “Today we recall with great sorrow the death of the former UK Prime Minister, Lady Margaret Thatcher (RIP) who with great fortitude, very much with her personality defended the jurisdictional sovereignty of Chile in very difficult moments of our recent history. All our standing affection for her family, the Government and the British people”.

    [president pinochet foundation]

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    • 170
      Tachybaptus says:

      “Today we record with sorrow the continued activities of Jimmy, who with great obstinacy, despite his obvious intelligence, defended the actions of a bunch of incompetents and outright criminals at a time when it was obvious to all that they were completely exposed and discredited. All reasonable readers are repelled by his mean-spirited quips directed at decent people.”

      [T. ruficollis]

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      Little Englander says:

      Re Pinochet I don’t recall the same indignation from the left about Stalin. Or Mao. Or Pol Pot. Or Castro. Or Cousesceau. Or Honicker.

      Heaven forfend that they should deploy double standards…

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      • 447
        Jimmy says:

        Fair enough:

        Stalin: Before her time, although first elected under MacMillan, friend of the Cossacks;
        Mao: ditto, but she handed 7m HM subjects over to his successors in 1984
        Pol Pot: She resolutely defended the Khmer Rouge at the UN and sent the SAS to help them out;
        Castro: Nothing springs to mind but her protege Hague has been very helpful indeed. First senior western pol to visit without insisting on meeting dissidents or saying anything to embarrass his hosts;
        Ceausescu: nothing specific but friendly. Only Eastern Bloc country to maintain diplomatic ties with Pinochet;
        Honecker: Evita lobbied Gorbachev strenuously to defend the existence of East Germany. Pretty much on her own on that one.

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          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Jimmy, you fuckin’ idiot! Britain was obliged to hand Hong Kong back to China as it had been leased to us by the Chinese and it ran out in 1999, but don’t let the facts get in the way of Leftist myth making.

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  37. 160
    LSE Spokesman says:

    We are upset that the BBC sent a journalist without letting us know. How can we possibly warn our illustrious comrades in North Korea about the presence of foreign journalists if we are not told about them?

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    • 434
      Kim Il-Chi says:

      The stupid thing is that the journalists learned absolutely nothing that was not known before.

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  38. 162
    BBC Spokesman says:

    It is only a problem if it is done by a Murdoch owned newspaper.

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    • 163
      Jimmy says:

      Murdoch has never done anything in his life to offend a dictator.

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        As I remember says:

        Galloway’s tongue was shoved firmly up Saddam Hussein’s arse.
        And Blair was rather fond of Gaddaffi.

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        • 244
          Jimmy says:

          If you were looking for a defence of Galloway you’ve come to the wrong person. As for Tony, I have more sympathy for those who believe he removed too few tyrants than those who believe he removed too many.

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          • JH398423094923 says:

            He removed tyrants leaving lawless, hell-on-earth tribal conflict in his wake.

            Iraq used to have a large middle class.

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          • Jimmy says:

            You have a nerve calling anyone tribal.

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          • Curly says:

            “…Iraq used to have a large middle class….

            So did Iran before the French released that despicable Ayatollah on them.

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          • Curly says:

            “… Iraq used to have a large middle class.

            So did I ran b4 the Frenchies set that nasty loony Eye a Toller on to them.

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        Anonymous says:

        Wonder what Galtieri thought about “Gotcha” and “Did 1,200 Argies Drown?”.

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    REALITY CHECK says:

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    • 173
      Jimmy says:

      “(% GDP)”

      I can’t work out if he’s being facetious or genuinely stupid.

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        nellnewman says:

        Which PM shut down 90 odd mines before Thatcher came to no10?

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          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

          presumably there is a link somewhere comparing the output/viability of the closed mines. It’s all very well saying a pit was closed but maybe it had been exhausted ?

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          • Joss Taskin says:

            Ever heard of Google ?

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          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

            “Ever heard of Google ?”
            dreary fucker

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          • nellnewman says:

            I read somewhere, long ago, that our coal was of very poor quality and not of any use for power stations which needed the higher quality coal available at less cost from Poland.

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          • Joss Taskin says:

            I’m a dreary fucker according to ‘ the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus’

            LOL.

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          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

            nell
            The stuff in the coalshed when I was a kid seemed very high quality. I thought the Polish stuff was cheaper because they scraped it off the top of the landscape and didn’t have to mine for it.

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          • Tachybaptus says:

            Nell, when railway engines ran on coal, it had to be Welsh dry steam coal. Evidently the island produced some decent coal, if not the majority of its output. The filthiest coal was the lignite (a kind of half-formed coal) mined in East Germany and thereabouts, which produced little heat and lots of pollution. I remember that in the 1950s the air in Berlin destroyed nylon stockings. Heaven knows what it did to your lungs.

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          • nellnewman says:

            A bit like the sulphur from the brickyards that I lived near then Tachybaptus.

            The sulphur would land on the washing my Mother put out making nasty black spots everywhere , meaning very often it had to be brought in and washed again – but anything nylon had little holes burnt through.

            As you say I’m not sure what it did to our insides – but for the men who worked there they had the same problem as the miners with early lung disease and died young.

            Thank God those industries have gone now.

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          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

            I think there will be an issue in the future with car mechanics who merrily use compressed air and no face mask to blow out asbestos brake linings

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          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

            Joss Taskin
            when you get to my age you will appreciate the small pleasure of winding up some donk on the interweb

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          • Curly says:

            Are you insinuating he is really just clockwork porridge?

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      • 185
        Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

        No surprise that you can’t work out something that’s staring you in the face.

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    Anonymous says:

    And the award for the biggest hypocrite is: Google’s Eric Schmidt

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22134898

    How can some one that has made a fortune out of selling a graphic database of all valuable and security vulnerable property say others cannot do it themselves.

    He is only worried that the cost to reproduce his spy system has fallen drastically. Since our ICO was so stupid to allow private property to be catalogued in the first place, there is no way now that they can stop others producing newer and more regular coverage. This is a demonstration of how governments lobbying does not work. How did MPs believe technology would not progress?

    Don’t be evil (Google moto), but we will destroy at will. I wish we could all get together and make a class action suit against him personally, for the thefts around here.

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    • 177
      Another Engineer says:

      Well, quite. Its fine if Google do it because they aren’t “evil”. Honest.

      I’m investigating the use of one of these (plane and/or multirotor) to do aerial surveys of wildlife sites for monitoring purposes.

      Not spying on neighbours or posting pictures of houses on the interweb.

      If I wanted to do that it would be a lot easier to look over the garden fence.

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  41. 168
    Socialists are Morons. says:

    We hate fatchur!

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  42. 174
    East Herts says:

    We’re voting UKIP here.

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  43. 175
    Jimmy's Rightie Of The Day says:

    photo/1

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  44. 179
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    will Maggie be buried at a funny angle ?

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  45. 198

    I heard, but did not actually read, that UKIP are looking for a new name for itself.

    How about the Thatcher Party?

    The Conservative party is no longer Thatcherite in philosophy, policy or thrift so it is no longer their justification to bathe in its limelight.

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  46. 202
    Owin Jones says:

    Guido Fawkes demands Heathrow Airport be renamed Thatcher International Airport !

    What a nob !

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  47. 205
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9992995/LSE-professors-at-risk-over-BBCs-film-on-North-Korea.html

    LSE ?? Now that is somewhere you would expect these titheeds to visit and kiss bottoms :)

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      nellnewman says:

      The Bishop seems something of an oddbod and as for crow and prescott well I rest my case.

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      • 479
        Catty Comment (Ms) says:

        If Crow was not invited he would call the tube out on strike and nobody would be able to get there.

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    Red Ruth says:

    According to Mark Thatcher’s friend, Simon Mann, in 2003 at a meeting at her Belgravia home, ” Thatcher encouraged Mann to talk to a group seeking to overthrow the then president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez”, and asked whether he had met a group, led by a man called Sanchos, who were seeking to remove Chávez from Venezuela. Mann states that, he and Mark Thatcher were seeing Santos next day, in Eaton Place, just next door.

    As reported on ITV last week, and lost among the tributes, Juan Gabriel Valdes, a former minister in the Chilean government, spoke of the close relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Augusto Pinochet:

    “There was a very close relationship between the government of Margaret Thatcher and the Chilean dictatorship… She was never overly pre-occupied with the issue of human rights, but rather by what she perceived as the defence of freedom, which was basically a free market. She had a shared vision with General Pinochet, no doubt”

    What more proof do we need that there was nothing “complex” about Thatcher; she was a vicious right winger, an extremist totally hostile to democracy, unless the voters elected the “right” sort of government; she was a fascist in all but name.

    How apt that they’re giving her a state sponsored militaristic send off

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  50. 213
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    As I said previously I was in well-paid employment throughout her reign.

    AT NO TIME DID I FEEL THAT I WAS LIVING IN A PERIOD THAT WAS GREAT FOR BRITAIN.

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    • 226
      R. Youshore says:

      That’s not really a surprise if you were living in Scouse Country. They live in a permanent state of victimhood up there.

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    • 229
      Springbok says:

      WELL I DID.

      So when did you start to receive the benefits that you are always telling us about?

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      • 374
        Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

        Bits and pieces from when I was 60 but they really started rolling in last summer.
        They’ve all increased slightly with the new tax year.

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    • 234

      Presumably that well paid employment was not in any way connected with the economy then.

      I say that because I did well in the time of Wilson and Callaghan. Their inflation and the fact that I moved house for my job every two years meant that from owning a tiny percentage of a small house, I owned a large percentage of a big one. But that is playing the system and it is not productive for everyone, especially those on fixed incomes.

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  51. 217
    Knob Ed says:

    I’ve just sprained my wrist going hill walking with the wife. I should have taken advice and walked on my feet and not my hands.

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  52. 219
    Ding Dong says:

    #4 years of planning #losers #unwashed fools #labour

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  53. 224
    nellnewman says:

    I think when you look at what we had been through before she became PM with 3 days a week power cuts, rubbish piling up on the streets, no bread in the shops, not able to bury our dead and the unions calling all the shots with their vicious picketing – those of us who lived through that and then watched her bring order to chaos – she’s worth her funeral.

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    • 247
      @Clairetheloon says:

      Change the record Nelly.

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    • 250
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      I didn’t notice any of that stuff to be honest. There was something about rubbish piling up but I didn’t see any, are you sure you are not imagining things ? When were these power cuts ? I never noticed any power cut are you sure you are not confusing that with the 3 day week ?

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      • 261
        @Clairetheloon says:

        That’s my recollection too. Good old noncey Ted Heath

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        In January 1979, trying to win a 40% pay increase, British Petroleum and Esso fuel tanker drivers, all truck drivers of the TGWU went out on strike. Apart from blocking the national distribution system, it resulted in food shortages and halted the transport of industrial materials. Fuel stations were closed and the oil refineries were blockaded by flying pickets. Some of these served oil fired stations which had to shut down resulting in power cuts for some.

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      • 289

        In January 1979, trying to win a 40% pay increase, British Petroleum and Esso fuel tanker drіvers, all truck drіvers of the TGWU went out on strike. Apart from blocking the national distribution system, it resulted in food shortages and halted the transport of industrial materials. Fuel stations were closed and the oil refineries were blockaded by flying pickets. Some of these served oil fired stations which had to shut down resulting in power cuts for some.

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        nellnewman says:

        I worked for Perkins Engines at the time as a Shipping Clerk -I did not belong to a Union – there was no lighting or heating in our office because of the cuts .

        Our offices were huge barns of things with little natural light – yet we had to clock on for work despite the fact we could hardly see what we were doing.

        The factory was on strike – Of course! – so here we were these 15-17 year old girls employed as clericals having to run a picket of foul mouthed, spitting, evil union men throwing stuff likes eggs and things.

        Outside our house rubbish piled up because no-one was collecting it and foxes and rats thought they’d found heaven!

        Folks who relatives died around us were told they couldn’t bury their dead. If you missed these things you must have been blind deaf and dumb!!

        It turned me against Unions for life. They are the most evil thing on the planet!!

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          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

          it’s hardly stepping over dead bodies on the way to work is it Nell_Drama_Queen ?

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          • Don’t be nasty to nell. She is a decent person whilst you are a сunt.

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          • nellnewman says:

            It’s all about how labour and the unions destroyed productivity and industry. How the unions made industry , by their strikes and unreasonable demands, completely unaffordable and sent companies abroad looking for better labour relations.

            British Unions are just evil and uncaring!

            Look at scargill . He’s still demanding over the top payments to keep him in luxury including the funding of a luxuryhome in London and another up north from the Miners Union subs – even though, he since retired and they can’t afford it.

            You don’t get more uncaring than that!!

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          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

            “Don’t be nasty to nell. She is a decent person whilst you are a сunt.”
            Whilst you are a figment of your imagination

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

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          • Thicko @10:22 pm

            If I am a figment of my imagination, why are you commenting upon it?

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          • Nick Clegg's imaginary friend says:

            Neurotics build castles in the air; psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.

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          • One of Nick Clegg's not-so-imaginary constituents says:

            “Neurotics build castles in the air; psychotics live in them….”

            And taxpayers like you and me pay for them.

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          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

          nell,
          We have to part ways there. the people you are talking about had been used as cannon fodder to save the country and what did they come back to ?
          Fed garbage, bombarded to purchase fizzy pop, I can’t be bothered arguing to be honest

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        • 460
          Labour is off its ED says:

          WEll said Nell. I remember those days vividly, and the Unions were entirely responsible, aided & abetted by Labour.

          Take no notice of the left wing idiots trying to re-write history.

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

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        As I remember says:

        I remember the power cuts and the rubbish not being collected. I remember ITV being off air for about a year.
        I also remember starting O’levels with a view to getting into the local
        Grammar and then the Labour government changing over to CSE’s and Comprehensives midway through my course.. So I had to take O’levels AND CSE exams-which in most subjects were completely different syllabuses.

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          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

          Anyway the upshot is nobody really noticed, being more interested in getting on with their own stuff.

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          • Fog says:

            If you were there you would know you couldn’t ‘get on with your own stuff’ because the power went off at 9 p.m., the tubes and trains weren’t running; if you could walk to work you went to work, others who lived further away couldn’t get to work. You obviously were not there, not born, probably.

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

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      Londoner says:

      Anyone else remember the shortages of toilet paper?

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    Anonymous says:

    #Losers.

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  55. 231
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    This time, Red Ed, it was a broken wrist.

    Cross me again and next time it might be more terminal….

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  56. 236
    Owin Jones says:

    Extract from my forthcoming book,a follow up to “Chavs”

    Enjoy !

    “Mikhail was not like other communists. His lips whispered glasnot. His dark eyes promised perestroika. Maggie was seriously disturbed. Could she give in to those normal human feelings she had buried for so long?”

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    • 264
      @Clairetheloon says:

      Owen, yours is a good book but don’t expect any of the righty loons on here to think outside their very tiny boxes.

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    • 480
      Curly says:

      What is ” glasnot ‘ – and from which nostril does it emanate?

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  57. 237
    Owen Jones says:

    Guido Fawkes is not saying that all Romanians/Bulgarians will come here. Guido Fawkes is saying 29 million will be eligible to come here, big difference.

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  58. 245
    Daniel says:

    If you think Brits have been sounding off about Thatcher, go to the New York Times boards and see what they had to say about Thatcher and her policy on Northern Ireland, how she allowed the discrimination against Catholics vis-a-vis jobs to continue, the mis-use of state power in assisting in the murder of the solicitor Pat Finucane and so on.

    Labour’s approach was strategically different – to treat all the people in N.I. as equals (what a truly novel idea!) and to enforce this with the might of the state. That was the necessary condition that led to the peace process. It seems obvious now, but when the state conspires to kill some of it’s own citizens, you can never have peace. And once the state is protecting all citizens, they no longer need paramilitaries and discard them like so much rubbish. That was a Labour insight. Thatcher and the Tories simply couldn’t see it.

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      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      I think they saw only too well. The negotiations started to happen shortly after the Provos started bombing the City.

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      • 291
        Anonymous says:

        “when the state conspires to kill some of it’s own citizens” doesn’t excuse the terrorists blowing up innocent women and children.

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    • 290
      anon says:

      Thought Major played a small role in getting the ball rolling?.

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    • 318
      Tedious Provo propaganda. says:

      Oh fuck off about Pat Finucane……and fuck whatever the NYT is saying

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  59. 246
    Rabbi Owen"Moishe" Jones says:

    Israel observes Memorial Day with siren, ceremonies: Israel prepared to memorialize its more than 25,000 falle… http://bit.ly/179EjOK

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  60. 249
    desker says:

    I’m not sure that Margaret Thatcher was all that different from other prime ministers – just bossier and luckier.

    Bossier because when you’re impervious to other people’s feelings and points of view it’s easier to ride roughshod over the common decencies.

    And luckier in her timing (the arrival of North Sea gas) and, as others have pointed out, the nature of her enemies (Galtieri, Scargill et at).

    One aspect of Thatcher’s bearing that I particularly disliked was her exploitation of religion, from the first-day quoting of St Francis to her selective use Bliblical references – her emphasis on the Samaritan’s wealth, for example, not the commpn human obligation to help the poor and the weak.

    For Thatcher, religion was simply an aid to self-righteousness – the hallmark of the bigot down the ages.

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    • 252
      Anonymous says:

      Thanks for spoiling everything desk, well done.

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    • 254
      Deskers says:

      I’m not sure that Gordon Brown was all that different from other prime ministers, apart from being a total enonomic retard

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        An Inmate at CurrrCudeeee Secure Asylum for Lunatics and Moral Defectives says:

        No! No! No! – I’m different to everyone else!!!! – I’m a Son of The Manse!! I can Do No Wrong!! I Saved The World!!! I raised 653 Million UK children out of abject Poverty every week!!!

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    • 256
      Pope Francis the Unlucky says:

      Oy !!

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    • 257
      stanley baldwin says:

      agreed – good angle of view – politico’s float around religion ambivalently – is it that they recognise the work of a true con-merchant?

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      • 270
        stanley baldwin says:

        additional note-

        is it similar to their approach to the bbc? – they see its ‘reach’ and they want a slice of it themselves – therefore can’t quite face privatisation – even when the bbc has no remaining excuse for publc sector ownership

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      something margaret would have agreed with says:

      If everyone discharged their obligations to their families and immediate community, there would be no need for universal rights.

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    Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous George G is on the war path again I’ve heard – he is going to call “Object” tomorrow to the cancellation of Wednesday’s PMQs, forcing it to be properly debated. Should be interesting.

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    • 262
      stanley baldwin says:

      A
      its perhaps the effect of the cup semifinal result – Dundee U came 2nd

      some years ago an unfancied team from the NE beat a famous glasgow side in the final –
      the sun’s headline was excellent:

      supercaligoballisticcelticareatrocious

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    • 266
      Jimmy says:

      Surely the whole point of having Evita’s do on a Wednesday was to give Ed one less opportunity to duff Butch up.

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      • 273
        mr palm says:

        I don’t know about Miliband D breaking his wrist, I think Jimmy is well on his way.

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      • 276
        Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

        In English, please ?

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      • 286
        nellnewman says:

        Let’s be honest the whiny schoolboy militwit couldn’t duff up a garden gnome!!

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          pathetic attempt says:

          Sorry Jimmy.
          The Evita tag isn’t going to stick no matter how many times you repeat it.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Where’s Oz/Jimmy Nail these days? He was in this, wasn’t he? Big mates with Madge he is.

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          • Tay King-dePisse says:

            Pero, El Hidalgo Jimmy tiene razon, sin embargo.
            Those two DO have at least ONE thing in common.
            Eva Duarte de Peron made the Argentines cry.
            Margaret Thatcher made the Argentines cry, too.

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        Anonymous says:

        Di was the Evita occasion, this one will be like Millwall verses Chelski in footie. I don’t envy the authorities, they will be on pins, gawd knows what will go on. The mind boggles.

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          Anonymous says:

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          • Anonymous says:

            Tip for the authorities, if they don’t realise it – Trafalgar Square + Charring Cross Road up to Piccadilly, obviously. But they know that anyway, surely.

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        • 305
          Jimmy says:

          I doubt it. The turnout yesterday in Trafalgar Square was laughable. There’s something rather pathetic about demonstrating against someone who left office almost a quarter of a century ago. There’ll be a few attention seekers no doubt, but I can’t see anything major kicking off. I remember a genuine wave of public joy when she resigned. These protests seem a bit forced and seem to be driven by people too young to have had the chance to celebrate in 1990.

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    • 349
      Saffron says:

      Tell that scottish tw-t to feck off and court his muesli benefactors.

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  62. 265
    Red Ruth says:

    The good that Thatcher did was largely temporary, and carried through with unnecessary brutality and inhumane relish. The lives of the hundreds of thousands of people that were permanently wrecked were to her mere collateral damage. The bad she did lives on, deforming lives far into the future. ‘Fair’ doesn’t really capture this; nor does it come near to capturing the violent change in British manners and values after 1979 that those of us who were coming into adulthood at that time witnessed and have lamented ever since.

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    • 267
      Anonymous says:

      Reminds me of the American forces epithet from the Vietnam war :

      “In order to save the village we had to destroy it”

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        do me a favour says:

        She hasn’t been in power for over 20 years.
        Labour had ample chance to reverse ANY of her measures
        but decided not to.
        Anyone still blaming Thatcher for their lot is making
        excuses.
        Most of us have faced hardship and adversity in our
        lives. Some of us chose to do something about it
        rather than looking for scapegoats.

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      • 310
        Anonymous says:

        Flying over friendly people waving up at us saying hello and dropping bombs on them, you mean?

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  63. 272
    Anonymous says:

    In a few years time we will look back and recognise that this period was the high water mark of the Thatcher appreciation society.

    We will have time to consider:

    … the terrible damage she did not just to British traditional industries but also the communities that grew up around them
    … the unnecessary sinking of the Belgrano which ensured that there would be no peace in the Falkland without a war first
    … the signing away of British sovereignty at Maastrict (not necessarily a bad thing) but then coming back and saying that she would do no such thing when the ink of her signature wasn’t even dry
    … the humiliating Spycatcher affair
    … the Hillsborough disgrace
    … allowing her son to grow rich from British arms deals in the Middle East (I bat for Britain – bollocks)
    … the Poll Tax, which she thoughfully unleashed on the Scots a year before the rest of us
    … etc, etc

    Thatcher’s legacy will not be good. Actually, she was a fucking disaster

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  64. 274
    ukip.i.am.not says:

    On a fundamental level I would question the “self evident truth” that has been accepted since Thatcher, that socialism “doesn’t work”.

    Funnily enough in today’s Telegraph ( of all places !!! ) is this interesting piece :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/9992621/Energy-security-at-risk-if-ministers-fail-to-seal-EDF-nuclear-deal.html

    There is a quote from Lord Hutton who is in charge of the government negotiating team :

    “Left to its own devices, the market would not choose to invest in capital intensive lowcarbon infrastructure. This would lead us to a precarious, high carbon future increasingly dependent on imported gas. This would be absolutely the wrong direction for us to take and is why we must not lose sight of this in the current negotiations.”

    LEFT TO ITS OWN DEVICES THE MARKET WOULD NOT CHOOSE TO INVEST IN CAPITAL INTENSIVE LOWCARBON INFRASTRUCTURE

    in case anyone missed the relevant bit !

    Margaret “the market is always right” Thatcher would be spinning in her grave ( if they’d already buried her ).

    The market can’t decide what the share price X is going to be the day after tomorrow let alone make vast capital intensive spending decisions for the next three decades.

    So the UK is now between a rock and a hard place re energy supplies. Osborne thinks gas is quick and cheap (ish) if there’s no agreement on nuclear.

    Maybe it is – but better remember to be very, very polite to Vladimir Putin and various Gulf state despots if the UK wants the lights to stay on five or six years from now. And just watch those energy bills skyrocket.

    Perhaps there are times when the market can’t be left to its own devices after all

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      Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod says:

      I am no red-top or socialist fan. I actually agree.

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    • 309
      grobdj says:

      I don’t

      The market you speak about is not a market at all, as it is corrupted by futures and derivative trades

      These are as perverse as child abuse

      Ask yourself, where does the money come from, when made as a profit on a future event?

      Answer: our children, or grandchildren, who will pay a higher price for a commodity or service.

      With the ‘market’ we have, we are doomed to stagnation, because any green shoots which arise are immediately mortgaged 100 times over, to crystalize profit (and that luvverly tax) into the current period.

      Talk about child poverty?

      I say no child should be born into debt

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  65. 280
    nellnewman says:

    The good that bliar and brown did was non existent, and carried through with unnecessary brutality and inhumane relish. The lives of the hundreds of thousands of people that were permanently destroyed in the illegal Iraq War were to brown, who blocked funds for the protection of our Armed Forces, of no consequence , as he sought to undermine bliar.

    The sheer evil bliar and brown did lives on, deforming lives far into the future. ‘Fair’ doesn’t really capture this; nor does it come near to capturing the violent changes they wrought, not just in Britain but also in Iraq. British values were devalued by them after 1998 and beyond and those who were coming into adulthood, having suffered a poor education at their hands, have suffered ever since.

    Postscript: The Labour Years of Terror 1998-2010 will be remembered long after Mrs T is laid to rest.

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  66. 281
    Where's chuka? says:

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    • 297
      mushy peas or guacamole says:

      Empathize with the public by pretending you
      buy food from Greggs.
      Well you had me fooled….

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    • 300
      nellnewman says:

      +++Laugh+++

      chuckusyamoney already said he spends at least £150 a month on special coffees – no doubt claimed from us on expenses.

      Expect she does the same!

      Shameless bunch!!

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      • 332
        Trash Watch says:

        Chuka would not be seen dead mixing with the trash that frequent Greggs, except for election campaigning that is.

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    • 335
      Wyle Cop says:

      Ah, woman of the people, grazing at Gregg’s, eh?

      Judging by the pic of Mzz. Baldock on her Twotter page, I suspect such grazing is a daily occurrence.

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    • 337
      It just so happens that Bberger's ne Neighbour is LABOUR says:

      So Louise Baldock, just happens to be a Lesbian EDF hating, school governor, Labour councillor. Well what were the odds on that?

      https://twitter.com/LouiseBaldock

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    • 339
      labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

      Such shameless liars. I always get these two swamp-donkeys mixed up, her and that other horse faced cow with the monotonous drone: reeves.

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      • 411
        Nogbad the Bad says:

        I get Louise Baldock mixed up with Lolly Badcock, it’s an easy mistake to make, anyone could.

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    • 441
      Londoner says:

      You learn something new every day. Greggs do cakes by the box.

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  67. 302
    m’Lady Couldn’t–Bake-A-Cake-To-Save-My-Fuckin-Life, in Praise of the BBC, says:

    I’m on all this evening lads! Come ‘n gettit!!! – plenty of tissues ready of course??

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  68. 306
    Idiot says:

    For the record I am NOT against Islam – I support the many Muslims who want to live in peace with all Humanity and are willing to fight fanaticism

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    • 315
      All Saint says:

      Au contraire. Women treated like bagged dogs, cut and maimed, bloody prayer tannoys, etc all mean islamisbad.

      Like

    • 317
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      Fight against unwanted Flab! Unite in the struggle against Flabaticism !

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    • 333
      nellnewman says:

      Anybody who has encountered people of the Islamic faith in Hospitals – as I and Young Nell have – know they are genuine caring people who work to make Islam a caring Faith. For us they succeeded in that.

      The problem, I think, for the majority of Islamic people here, is that the terrorist side – much like the IRA- threatens them and makes them afraid to speak out about moderate views!! It’s very like radical leftism – vicious , violent, foul and scary11

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      • 360
        Bazinga! says:

        There is no such thing as tolerant Islam, just Islam. Islam is a barbaric third world way of life, it’s not a religion, it’s a total values system, just like Communism and we all know how vile that is.

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        • 417
          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

          to be fair the eye for an eye thing does resonate with most people

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  69. 314
    Owen Jones says:

    Ever looked at Guido Fawkes and wondered: “Why the hell isn’t he a comedian?”

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  70. 330
    Suck it, righties says:

    Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead is No2, I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher is No35. The nation has spoken.

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    • 336
      Gordo McMong says:

      I love a number two.

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    • 338
      nellnewman says:

      I don’t think so . Most of us dol’t bother with the beeb – let alone it’s rubbish music charts driven by radical leftists!!

      The beeb frankly is less than a 2nd class broadcaster these days . tell me again what percentage of the population bothers to listen to it?

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    • 354
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      what you have to understand is that ” Ding Dong the witch is dead” is a catchy phrase. whereas ” I’m in Love with Margret Thatcher” is not so catchy

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      • 358
        nellnewman says:

        Neither are going to matter in the the Big Picture of Politics !

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      • 365
        the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

        I’ll say a bit more then I’m off to the pub.
        a catchy line like that is called catchy because it hooks people. In this case it is not an idea so much as a linguistic thing. Stupid people equate in their heads something that has some resonance / with thinking it means something / with believing what is said. because they “thought” of this themselves they believe it is true.

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        • 376
          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

          for example if 2 things rhyme ( like in a poem ) you think it has more meaning. Sometimes that can be intentionally done to bring 2 images together.

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    • 363
      Bazinga! says:

      No, the BBC have been promoting the anti Maggie song all week, the other song didn’t get a mention.

      We had the last laugh though as the scum BBC had to play I’m in love with Margaret Thatcher.

      Can’t wait for Mandela to die, got a whole fucking iPod line for that fucker.

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    • 370
      Anonymous says:

      I’ve always liked reverse psychology, tends to bring things out into the open and defuse them,

      Like

  71. 345
    Red on Red says:

    The BBC shitting on the LSE is like Polly shitting on the Guardian. It’s called self harm.

    It’s just a shame that the North Koreans did not twig on.

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  72. 348
    BBC News says:

    Its been the hottest day of year with temps hitting 71F today, this is yet more proof of global warming. So remember to pay your green taxes with pride and love the windmills!

    PS. Don’t forget to pay your TV tax too :)

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    • 357
      PPV is the solution bbut the llast thing the BBC wants says:

      The licence fee is classified as a tax, and evasion is a criminal offence.

      In 2006, the House of Lords Select Committee on BBC Charter Review criticised the reclassification of the licence fee as a tax, pointing out that the BBC was in consequence reclassified as a central government body, with “significant implications for the BBC’s independence.

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

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      • 364
        Palmolive says:

        I hope them soap dodgers what is protesting about corporations avoiding tax (legal) are not evading their telly tax (illegal). They would of course practice what they preach, wouldn’t they?

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      • 371
        nellnewman says:

        Time the beeb was sold off in bits and made to make it’s way in the world by commercial means.

        Its biased leftwing news section would collapse instantly = even russia or nkorea wouldn’t buy it!

        The beeb news is completely biased unbalanced extreme leftwing unprofessional unjournalistic rubbish!!

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    • 361
      nellnewman says:

      Coldest winter since 1962 and global scientists saying we’re heading towards a new Ice Age!! ***Laugh****

      Next year if we have warmer temperatures they’ll be telling us to set our gardens with cactii!!

      Anybody else get the feeling climate scientists haven’t got a clue what they’re talking about!!

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      • 366
        Bazinga! says:

        The useless tossers can’t even predict the weather for tomorrow accurately.

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        • 373
          nellnewman says:

          I absolutely love reading the Met weather people – paid £millions by us – their predictions are always wrong !!!

          There’s going to be a drought – there’s going to be a flood!! = Whatever they say it never seems to happen . How do they justify the public money that is given to them??!!

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      • 389
        Saffron says:

        Nell a few figures for you.
        These are from the UK Nat Grid site:-
        Today our demand was:-
        34.92 giga watts.
        Figures show:-
        Coal 13.27 GW
        Nuclear 7.40 GW
        Oil/Gas 6.25 GW
        Others such as oil/gas /biomass and pumped are 6.25 GW
        Wind is 4.24 GW
        Actually wind or as I like to call it fart power is up because last wednesday it was producing 0.5 GW.
        As you quite rightly say these so called scientists are clueless,in particular that lot at the uni of east anglia.
        Their analysis conforms to GIGO as regards their computer modelling ie:- Garbage in Garbage out.
        This is one of the biggest conns ever and we are already paying 12.5% more on our leccy bills compliments of these jokers and their subsidised fart farms making money for land owners at our expense including one of Cammorons relatives on the wifes side.

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  73. 367
    Saffron says:

    Just watched a documentary on national socialism of the brand that Herr Shitehouse adolph wanted to impose on the world.
    Do these lefties/commies who infest this country really want us to follow his example or come to think of it uncle joe stalin’s example.
    Assholes probably exist across all of this world,but here in the UK the lefties are proving beyond doubt that discredited ideologies are alive and kicking.
    Thatcher pulled this country back to reality so lets let her go to a maker in peace rather than all this bullshit the reds are spouting.

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    • 387
      nellnewman says:

      I have studied n a z i s m and how it infected , particularly Bohemia and Moravia.

      It was the most evil doctrine ever. It was of course leftwing extremism!!

      We must NEVER go there again!

      And given militwit’s background I don’t understand why he why he supports leftwing doctrine when he knows what evil it has perpetrated!

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      • 397
        Saffron says:

        Nell I always study your posts with interest and mostly see what you are putting across.
        I agree that Hitler and his twisted ideology was evil.
        Millitwits background was he was brought up in a Marxist family background where his father was brainwashing students for fun.
        Nell did Millitwits father ever consider how many communists were killed by uncle joe,no he did not,milliband senior continued to preach that crap dogma and he wanted to be buried as close to that barsteward marx as close as possible,and that says a lot to me.

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        • 405
          nellnewman says:

          Saffron – ralph milband and his father inhabited a very different world to us –
          n a z i s m threatened them with annihilation and their only avenue of salvation at the time was stalin.

          Tough choice!!

          Thing is we need to be able to understand people and history and why they make the choices that they do.

          It’s very tough to understand history sometimes.

          What I cannot understand is why militwit – if he understands his family history – annihilated as it was between extreme leftwing n a z i s m and the even more extreme leftwing stalinism, is still kowtowing to our extreme leftwing unions.

          Why is he doing that? Why does he not want to free people from na zi sm, un io nism control??!

          Such an evil doctrine = so restricting!

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  74. 368
    Fog says:

    How old is Sally Bercow?

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    • 377
      nellnewman says:

      One suspects she has a mental age of 8 or maybe 6.

      She doesn’t have the thinking power of a caring adult that’s for sure

      Like

    • 380
      Bing Bong Bercow Witch says:

      As old as her tongue and older than her tooth.

      Like

    • 418
      South of the M4 says:

      44. But it is not how old you are in years, but how ‘old’ you are in experience. In this she is still a silly little girl.

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  75. 369
    Bazinga! says:

    First on my iPod list when Mandela the terrorist dies.

    Like

    • 381
      nellnewman says:

      Nope I don’t like that one . Queen are wonderful but they much better than that with most of their music!!!

      Like

  76. 372
    The Firm says:

    With every lefty and his red rag encouraging riots and protests, it’s hardly surprising that Millwall supporters have taken up their call.

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  77. 378
    Lefties should not be let out unsupervised says:

    It occurs to me that lefties are like muslims. Take away their strong leaders (Blair/Saddam), leave them to their own devices and they run riot.

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    • 386
      nellnewman says:

      genuine islamic people, of which there are millions , commit their lives to doing good. They become Doctors and Nurses and people who try to help those in need.

      Yes the Islamic faith has been hijacked by a minority of terrorists who are frightening the majority into silence , much like the i r a did- and probably still does.

      Funny Thing!! It’s the i r a and m u s l i m t e r r o r i s t s who are the extreme leftwingers!!!

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      • 396
        thumper says:

        i used to date a lady who had nipples like bullets. her name was julie and once upon a time in the distant past she dated ross kemp. when i learnt that they had been an item i of course asked the obvious fucking question anyone would ask…
        how big is his dick?

        do you think ross kemp has a big dick or not? i know i know you’re actually edwina currie and i doubt very much ross kemp would go near you with a barge pole (not that i am saying his dick is that big) but you know on the chance you aren’t edwina but are a woman who might find him or have found him sexually attractive… is it big or not. remember i know just how big (or not) his dick is.

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        • 446
          Ross Kemp says:

          Wotta you on about, you stupid fuckin’ git?
          Gimme one good reason I shouldn’t smash yer face in right now, yeah?
          Ever stop to fink “Grant Mitchell” wasn’t an act, yeah?

          Oh bollocks, I can’t do it, it isn’t going to work, not after Becka slapped me around– nobody believes I’m really an ‘ard man, no matter how many documentaries I make about gangs and war-torn countries. I’m not that good an actor after all, or I’d still be acting, wouldn’t I?

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    • 388
      Tachybaptus says:

      It has long been observed that socialism is a religion, one that promises heaven on earth if only you will have faith.

      But when you take away the strong leaders, the popes and dictators who bring stability by crushing opposition, it’s not the individual faithful who run riot. They would keep quiet enough if left alone. What happens is that smaller and madder leaders spring up and incite chaos. They create sects or splinter groups that splinter further, as the Methodists splintered into the Primitive Methodists and the CPGB splintered into the CPGB (M-L).

      One thing unites all these groups: total irrationality.

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  78. 398
    Rupe nails his colours says:

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    • 401
      Dave betrays Britannia to the EU says:

      How come the BBC have reported his earlier Tweet but have failed to report this direct broadside at Dave and the EU?

      Like

    • 406
      nellnewman says:

      Yes that’s a Great Idea will Mr Murdoch put up the money for it??!!

      Like

    • 422
      毛泽东,鼻子在黑暗中发光 says:

      The EU is the greatest enemy of the UK – it thinks that it can sneak up on us stern-first and destroy us. We must torpedo it without further ado.

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  79. 407
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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  80. 412
    Weygand says:

    What does the Levenson Report say of broadcasters who expose innocent students to danger through hacking into their foreign trips?

    Like

  81. 413
    Fatchers Ghost goes to Millwall says:

    FFS It had to happen.

    The sky paper reviewers are blaming the football violence on Fatcher. Needless to say both are brain dead leftists and one an Australian feminist lefty who keeps telling crap jokes that no one laughs at except herself.

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  82. 438
    British Brainwashing Corporation says:

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  83. 445
    Andy Warhol is glad to see the back of socialism says:

    Everybody get’s 15 minutes of fame except the socialist’s who get 5 seconds worth. Hmmm? Everyone prefers Campbell’s meat balls to Tripe.

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  84. 448
    Left Watch says:

    The value of ‘Maggie hating’ for the left was that a cry of ‘Maggie maggie maggie’ was one fo the very few things they could all agree on a response to. Now she is dead, the left will have no rallying cries at all which can unify them. Expect to see the trots, marxist-leninists, socialists, communists and assorted fellow travelling Labour party factions become increasingly fractious with each other at public events in future. It was interesting how few of them were happy to give Magggie a send-off. They are divided and irrelevant and need her now more than ever and yet those halcyon days will never return.

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  85. 462
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    Anyone from the left who says that the country was less divided in 1979 than it was in 1990 is talking through their arses. Then even the trades unions were fighting tooth and nail against each other to see how much of the national cake they could grab. Thatcher destroyed the notion of class but with Cameron it has all been brought back again. Nobody could argue that Thatcher was for the rich. Quite the opposite. She won election after election because she gave everybody a chance to make money. Something that the left hate more than anything.

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  86. 465

    So Oiler is 306 today. Happy birthday genius!

    Why did the German peoples, including the Swiss of which he was one, set out to deliberately entrap the poor English by spelling his name with an Eu? It means we now insist on calling him Ewler.

    It must be a plot. Any conspiracy theorists about today?

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  87. 467
    • 470
      a non says:

      There have always been heroes and villains and their supporters.
      Thatcherites and Fatcherites.
      Beliebers and non beliebers.
      You Owen, definitely fall into the group of being an absolute Fawker.

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  88. 475
    Dwayne says:

    What you lot don’t understand is that it is my life and my choice. If I choose to get the state to finance my lifestyle it has fuck all to do with you. If you want to work for a living get on with it. Leave me alone.

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