April 15th, 2013

McBride and Shapps Bond Over Beers

As Guido revealed in his Sun on Sunday column, an unlikely alliance has been forged over beers. The gruesome twosome of Damian McBride and Grant Shapps teamed up for a Macmillian charity pub quiz night last week. McBride tells Guido how Grant “demolished a round of cryptic clues to underground stations”, with the pair finishing second overall. Shapps was rather more coy about his new friend…


  1. 1
    Chuka Umunna says:



  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Hey Damian, dont knock over his beer, look what happened last time you knocked someones pint over.


  3. 4

    At least Shapps has a proper drink there.


  4. 7
    Mr Curious says:

    Do you really mean “Macmillian”, or do you mean “Macmillan”, the Labour-supporting fake charity?


  5. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Large bra required for this pair.


  6. 11
    Anonymous says:

    “The Met has urged groups to let them know what they are planning, and in some cases they have reportedly come to an agreement to allow protesters to turn their backs on the coffin”

    Is the funeral taking place in Britain or is it in North Korea?

    That the PIGS even contemplate a statement like that something we should all be very scared about, why are you not demanding a retraction and an apology from the thugs in uniform?


  7. 12
    stanley baldwin says:

    they are discussing the falling oil price and the resulting fall in uk gov’t tax revenue

    excellent news! deflation looms!


    • 16
      Not so fast, sonny. says:

      The oil price falls and one of two things will happen.

      1. The price at the pumps will remain unchanged.


      2. The price at the pumps will fall, leading to more people buying more fuel, increasing the revenue to the Exchequer. Until demand outstrips supply and the price goes back up.


  8. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like Kris Hopkins has lost the plot again.

    He has proven categorically his support for non-statutory bodies to make judgements. He has written his support for non-statutory Ombudsmen. He has supported tax paid bureaucrats making judgments on individuals. We also live in country that has a whole contract system of agreed arbitration between free parties and it maybe looking forward to forced arbitration with media outlets.

    There is an absolute freedom to judge in this country. It is the essence of freedom of speech.

    But the key to the country is that there are only some that can Punish.


    Kris Hopkins does not understand that to oppose religious panels is to discriminate on religious grounds. It has to be discrimination. If he supports other non-statutory individuals and non-religious groups making public judgments how can he say these panels are wrong.

    No one should lose their freedom, or property, or have their lives endangered without recourse to courts or legal authority. Yet he has demonstrated his support for these other pseudo courts and their threats and punishments.


    • 28
      Anonymous says:

      He is opposing Sharia Courts, not supporting them. I thought that is what we want? One law for all, not one law for some and a different law for muslims. Read it again idiot!


  9. 15
    Old Adage says:

    Judge a man by the company he keeps.


  10. 18
    Poisonous Politics says:

    They’re well matched


  11. 20
    Nigel Farage says:

    I blame UKIP


  12. 22
    Lost in the wilderness says:

    Just goes to show how low any one of them stoop, they are all shits in this together


  13. 23
    The best they can do? says:

    Grant Shapps might just be the most pointless man in politics. Thoroughly unconvincing in debate and under questioning from the likes of Andrew Neill…he appears to think the viewers don’t see right through his vacuous policy lite spiel. He is a complete and utter lightweight, a Tony Blair with even less depth .
    An atrocious little man. Woeful


  14. 24
    Bullying can cause cancer. says:

    Who in their right mind what’s to be associated with that bullying, smearing, FAT scumbag?


  15. 25
    damned impertinent questions says:

    What pub were they in, The Two Tossers?


  16. 26
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Shapps reminds me of a woodworm.

    He makes his living under the service slowly gnawing away until one day he emerges and files away leaving a rotten structure behind him


  17. 27
    Taxi! says:

    Look at the lighting in the image – it is obviously photoshopped – so what’s the truth then!


  18. 29
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    clearly a photoshopped composite of a fat bastard and a trainee fat bastard, but why ?


  19. 30
    Minesh a pint wi a pint and whishky chasher occifer says:

    Judging by the huge bloated belly and the alcy nose, are we to surmise that the florid bloke on the left in the sharp suit is a jock?


  20. 32
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    all life is theft.
    we steal the energy which another entity has accumulated by eating it, absorbing and utilizing all it’s hard work.
    Proper Tories understand this and are not ashamed to be seen consuming.


  21. 33
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    The picture looks as if it has been photo-shopped, the difference in background colour looks suspicious.


  22. 34
    Mises says:

    Fat Boy McBride – looking bloated, red blotched and an alcohol-induced heart attack victim-in-waiting.

    Keep drinking Fat Boy – insidious scum like you deserve what’s coming.


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“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”

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