May 3rd, 2013

Smart Money is on Matthew Goodwin to Get it Wrong

On Sky just now was a talking head “expert” who claimed “I was like every other analyst and everyone in the Westminster village”. Lorna Dunkley saw straight through him:

Whereas Guido will be enjoying a glass or two this evening after comfortably winning his bet – as tipped to blog readers – on UKIP to win more than 50 seats. Political academic and amateur clairvoyant Matthew Goodwin’s crystal ball was clearly faulty, despite the fact that he markets himself as an expert on UKIP. Inside UKIP circles he is widely detested, possibly because he writes punditry for the Guardian where he seeks to bracket UKIP with the BNP. Armed with his wealth of scholarly insight, Goodwin piped up and rubbished Guido’s tip yesterday:

Three days later and UKIP are set to win more than 100 seats. Goodwin is off doing the rounds of studios this afternoon talking about “UKIP, predictions and what happens next in British politics”. With pundits like him…


171 Comments

  1. 1
    A Reasonable Man says:

    So, he was wrong. Nothing wrong with someone with being wrong. No crime.

    However, he ought to change his career. He is not an expert.

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    UKIP do have the same attitude to BNP on immigration to be fair.

    Stealing our jobs bullshit etc.

  3. 3
    Guardianistas do't do wrong says:

    And no doubt he will sit in the studios keeping a straight face.

  4. 4

    just tryin to scam u Guy.

  5. 5
    Mystic Meg says:

    One lesson in political punditry – never make any political predictions.

    Cover all bases or else you end up looking like the BNP – both wrong and out of favour.

  6. 6
    NICK ROBINSON says:

    Listen to me I know best.

  7. 7
    Ben says:

    What a nob.

  8. 8
    il saggio capriccioso says:

    Well done Gweed hope you made a pile

    Matthew is obviously not a ” Good man ” today.
    In fact he is a wanker .

  9. 9
    Meet the Presidents says:

  10. 10
    The Wet Green Party says:

    We love you Rompuy x

  11. 11
    Old Timer says:

    All that education to become a Professor of Politics and it’s just a waste of time. Back down the coal mines for you son.

  12. 12
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    I’ve heard it said that Political Science is the only academic discipline where everything you know eventually will be wrong. Looks like some fast-forward and get it wrong at the start.

  13. 13
    A Reasonable Man says:

    Which will keep everybody amused and help to confound the enemies of UKIP if they are stupid enough to seek his advice.

  14. 14
    Matthew Goodwin says:

    The smart money is on under 50 comments on this story!!!

  15. 15
    Portfolio says:

    Oh those little faces, save the sheep, vote for Gay Marriage.

  16. 16
    Kid Gloves says:

    Go easy on him Guido. He looks younger than Owen Jones.

  17. 17
    A Reasonable Man says:

    Do I get a first class plane ticket and put up for the night in a brothel?

  18. 18
    Got a badger for a head says:

    Just chuckled at sky news thinking of your tweets with this guy.

  19. 19
    Peter Martin says:

    “Goodwin is off to do the rounds of studios”

    OK, I can see one was SKY, and he got nailed, so which other broadcasters feel this person is worthy of bringing to the nation’s screens to get it about wrong?

    It seems rather odd to immediately call in someone with such a track record surely?

    Is his value less offering insights into what is likely, or as a useful idiot to put forward to push what supposedly impartial media would like to be in face of reality?

  20. 20
    A Shepherd says:

    Which one is he?

  21. 21
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    Yes, put it all on expenses. Nothing gets audited in the EU.

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

    Ladbrokes – Game off.

  23. 23
    "This Is The Emergency Political Hologram Program" says:

    “Please state the nature of your quandary…”

  24. 24
    The lefty Spinners a spanner says:

    These smug self serving toadies imagine themselves to be smarter than anyone else. Yet time and again, they are confounded by events they never saw coming and understand even less afterwards.

  25. 25
    Hugh Bris says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  26. 26

    Not one pundit/politician has taken notice of what the people are saying/want. In fact they just talk the same old bollocks. Will they ever learn?

  27. 27
    Lord Stansted says:

    Did Goodwin do the UN climate change predictions too?

  28. 28
    Thieves Cartel says:

    Why not? Twenty six billion went walkies last year, no questions asked, specially by the ‘onside’ BBC.

  29. 29
    A Shepherd says:

    Probably not. They will probably have to be pushed out in the end. Such is the way of the world. .

  30. 30
    117 and rising says:

    UKIP have now shot through the century. 117

    He could not have been more wrong.

    Oh and well done to Guido.

  31. 31
    Thieves Cartel says:

    Not true, ever heard of ‘climate science’?

  32. 32
    Lord Stansted says:

    I think it’s split between ps and economics.

  33. 33
    The BBC says:

    Thanks Herman. Can you drag it out so that our expenses take us through to Monday?

  34. 34
  35. 35
    Max Clifford says:

    Matt is a prat and no amount of educashun can infuse him with a bit of common sense. He and his ilk are why UkIP exists.

  36. 36
    A Bacon Sandwich says:

    Nutritian ‘experts’ also have a pretty poor record, truth be told

  37. 37
    CarryHole is a vile Hunt says:

    “EU Institutions work” surely the greatest oxymoron ever.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    I know this guy and he is really arrogant and mean!

  39. 39
    Lord Stansted says:

    ah yes, I forgot about that gem.

  40. 40
    Matilda says:

    Barkeep, a pint of creme de menthe for Lorna if you please!

  41. 41
    South Yorkshire Correspondent says:

    Liberals 7th in Doncaster Mayor first round vote. Oops.

    After
    Labour
    Independent
    English Democrats
    Independent
    Conservative
    Trade Unionists and Socialists against the Cuts

  42. 42
    Professor Noggin says:

    Kruger postulated that “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others”.

    His observation is unfortunately less useful in identifying the causes of people like Goodwin, who appear to be in error both about themselves and others.

  43. 43
    Owen Jones says:

    UKIP is a racist, sexist homophobic party and should be banned.
    It is a British Golden Dawn.

  44. 44
    Raving Loon says:

    How it works: we take your money, blow half of it on fat French farmers and dole the rest out to our mates and clusterf**k economies in the south and east.

  45. 45
    Concerned says:

    Should you be showing a photo of the boy Goodwin on this site without is parents permission, the one on screen looks like some kid of thirteen, not old enough to go into a betting shop and waste his pocket money.

  46. 46
    Just Asking says:

    Are there any Trade Unionists and Socialists in favour of the Cuts?

  47. 47
    Raving Loon says:

    You’re a black lesbo tart and I’m going to give you a golden shower.

  48. 48
    Owen Jones says:

    I fancy Matthew Godwin.

  49. 49
    keith says:

    so enjoyed nick Robinson on BBC, with his sneering attitude towards UKIP, I know he once wrote for the labour party, but come on nick your supposed to be independent now, oh I forgot you work for the BBC, leave Westminster and speak to real people you might learn something

  50. 50
    Owen Jokes says:

    I am not just judgemental, I am mental.

  51. 51
    South Yorkshire Correspondent says:

    Not all trade unions match the stereotype

  52. 52
    Owen Jones says:

    i hope you use a strap-on as well.

  53. 53
    Jim says:

    Is he related to Fred Goodwin?

  54. 54

    At the top, both left and right, they still don’t get it. The can’t allow themselves to get it. They dare not get it.

  55. 55
    Ed Moribund says:

    predicted the Grillo party in Italy to get 2%.
    But he said I’d get 300 new seats, not the 100 I actually am getting.

    I find comfort in his predictions.

  56. 56
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Was I the only one to witness that bubble-headed [Australian?] Greeny chairperson Natalie Bennett(?) saying how much we should value immigrants and that the same EU freedom to travel/work overseas rules apply for any Brits who want to go and work in Spain or Italy.

    Has she seen the current unemployment figures in just about all of the European countries? What work?

    The woman clearly has a watermelon instead of a head. Can’t she be ‘transported’ back whence she came?

  57. 57
    Roll on Euro Elections says:

    UKIP coming for you next Rumpy!

  58. 58
    Roll on Euro Elections says:

    You’ve got the glasses!

  59. 59
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Messieurs, ‘dames, faites vos jeux!

  60. 60
    CarryHole is a vile Hunt says:

    So Supply has no effect on price?

    Any more economic rubbish you’re going to spout today?

  61. 61
    ian says:

    cameron says he is going to try to win back those conservatives who voted ukip

    does that mean he will ditch gay marriage?

  62. 62
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    I intend to become an expert. I know nothing so should do well.

  63. 63
    Nick Robinson says:

    I cannot speak to real people. I don’t know how.

  64. 64
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Are there no gay UKIP members or supporters that agree with gay marriage?

  65. 65
    So it's said. says:

    Robinson was tory at uni.

  66. 66
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    You are Manuel from Barcelona and I claim my 5 pesetas.

  67. 67
    Nottingham politics student says:

    Once was in a lecture of his. It was a load of shit.

  68. 68
    Rick Nobinson says:

    I did.
    I learned I can say what Ii like, be as wrong in my predictions as I like, and no one at the Beeb gives a toss. I could fiddle expenses, news or kiddies and they wouldn’t give a stuff.

    Just as long as I say ‘I hate Tories’ at every editorial, I’ve a job for life.

  69. 69

    As someone said when she was on QT the other week..#

    “The Greens held an open election to find their leader.
    Imagine how dreadful the other 4 candidates must have been if Bennett was the standout winner.”

  70. 70
    Wyle Cop says:

    Admission: 500 Dollars. Euros not accepted.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Do they pay him or is he someone’s friend?

  72. 72
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    How on earth did you know? It’s amazing. Here is your 5 potatoes.

  73. 73
    any old crap says:

    How can he, it’s orders from his masters, the EU.

  74. 74
    M102 says:

    Keb@b time you’re a twat. End of.

  75. 75

    You already know you are not an expert.

    You have a lot of unknowing to do before you can consider yourself an academic of distinction.

  76. 76
    Ol' Crummy says:

    They are no Commentariat– they have nattered too long for any good they have been doing lately.

    Jugglers, whoremasters, drunkards, swindlers– and now, pundits.

  77. 77
    Ed Moribund says:

    Well.the best candidate doesn’t always get the top job..trust me, I know.

  78. 78
    Owen Jones says:

    Are Guido Fawkes and Eric Pickles wearing the same tie?

  79. 79
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    ………and that is why he hates Cameron. Look on Wikipedia at Robinson’s background.

  80. 80
    The public says:

    Whatever

  81. 81
    keith says:

    Owen you need a hair cut

  82. 82
    THE Job Free Zone. says:

    .
    idle rich are just that … job free. instead of listening 2 the airwaves, consider
    the truth in the shadow.
    .
    with the rays of the sun behind you look at yer shadow…
    .
    position 1.
    keep arms by the side, i.e stay chilled, and stay united.
    .
    position 2
    hold the side of the waist by the arm..the gaia position of comfort..here a circle emerges…connecting the heart to the navel where the soul resides.
    .
    position 3
    hold the hands upto to the ears and see the eternal triangle of tension…between the strength in the arms and the rubbish entering our ears.
    .
    position 4
    it is hands up and reveals the number 11.
    1 plus 1 equaling 11. Submit to another in order to gain that person’s power.
    .
    Truth is out there but is not in the Job Free Zone.

  83. 83
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Thank you. That’s dinner sorted! However, if I answer your question I am afraid I shall have to keeeel you….

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    steady on old bean twats are useful

  85. 85
    Raving Loon says:

    No deal, fists only.

  86. 86
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    Why is someone who gets it so wrong allowed to be on telly as a “pundit” ??????????????????????????????????????????????

  87. 87
    Matthew Goodwin says:

    Damn, wrong again!

  88. 88
    Rick Nobinson says:

    Hey !!!

  89. 89
    Michael Gove says:

    Lbaour gains Nottinghamshire from Conservatives <<Dyslexic gains control of Sky News Desk

  90. 90
    Owen Jokes says:

    Better a throat cut.

  91. 91
    Raving Loon says:

    I’m not against gay marriage as such, I just dislike the government getting involved in the issue.

  92. 92
    Result for Dave !!!! says:

    Apparently Cameron feels that he needs to attract the “Gay Vote” and also support of Guardian Readers although they are of course not necessarily the same thing but all he has accomplished is to lose thousands of his core vote who have defected to UKip and attracted 5 new supporters from the Guardian Readership…..

  93. 93
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Goodwin Sands…shifty and shallow……

  94. 94
    Raving Loon says:

    As a rule of thumb, if you come behind the Monster Raving Loony Party you need to throw in the towel.

  95. 95
    Henry IV deceased says:

    Too many gold-plated retirements tied up in the status quo. Shepherd’s no doubt right.

  96. 96
    Damon Runyon says:

    I said, “‘The race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong [says the Bible],’ but that’s how smart money bets.”

    But you probably shoulda took the Bible’s word for it this go-round, Matthew. Do not bet against a man who tells you he can make the Jack of Spades spit cider. You will inevitably and indubitably wind up with a wet ear.

  97. 97
    Owen Jones says:

    your a racist.

  98. 98
    keith says:

    watching chukka umana on BBC is he hiding his watch

  99. 99
    Smurfy says:

    I expected ukip to do well but not as well as they did. They have FUDed the Tories. The right looks divided & weak.

  100. 100
    Bazinga! says:

    Where as the BBC have trying to make out Labour had a great night, Sky are pointing out Labour are not doing well enough.

    Sky pointing out England often votes with a majority for the Tories, we’re dragged down by the Celts and their socialist obsessions.

    Also, I’ve noticed the BBC keep spouting Cameron’s comment about UKIP being closet racists and loonies.

    That’s how the BBC can call UKIP that but without actually getting their hands dirty. Just as they kept going on and on about a “senior Tory from the Thatcher era” when trying to link kiddie fiddling to the Tory party without any evidence.

  101. 101
    CarryHole is a vile Hunt says:

    Keynes is still classed as an economist.

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    They don’t have much else to occupy their time, it seems.

  103. 103
    Mole in the Department says:

    Only four days to work next week, this week research has shown that mega crime is being committed by the Romanian/Bulgarian immigrants already in Spain and that huge efforts are being made by Spain to transport them to Britain as soon as the gates (flood) open.

    Meanwhile we are no further forward in whittling down the figure of 1.9 million illegal immigrants already here and if Labour take over the asylum in 2015 then the Department will be under even less scrutiny than it is at the moment.

    Every time a new news event takes over the media the Managers high five each other as it means more respite from awkward questions. The public have finally tumbled to the fact that admitted immigration is half a million a year (plus all the rest) no matter how they try to spin it by talking about net immigration.

  104. 104
    Gerry Mandering says:

    22% – my arse.

    The nob in question is now Cast Iron Dave.

    My cast iron prediction is he will follow in the footsteps of previous PM and stick his fingers in his ears and sing “Lalalalalala”

  105. 105
    the answer to Mystic Meg... says:

    regardless of the question…the answer is:
    .
    wimmin should have a donga…strapped on.
    men should have it strapped in.
    .
    there is no other way for a man to have balls…i.e bigger balls.
    .
    the truth is out.

  106. 106
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    I think either Labour or the Tories will win the next election…… or maybe it will be a hung Parliament…………… Can I now consider myself a “Political Pundit” ??

  107. 107
    CarryHole is a vile Hunt says:

    UKIP is against the church being forced to sanctify something it disagrees with on it’s premises.

  108. 108
    Yellow Tara says:

    Lib Dumbs have hit rock bottom. They have taken a pasting.

  109. 109
    Montgomery Cheddar says:

    Are you Charles E Hardwidge?

  110. 110
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    I am a UKIP’er and quite frankly couldn’t give a toss whether some vicars want to marry gays.

    What I am utterly opposed to, is the state getting it’s oar in and using legal force to compel people who may have very strong beliefs, to go against them.

    Gay marriage should be a matter of conscience, not compulsion, in a free society.

  111. 111
    Winnie the Pooh says:

  112. 112
    The Titanic says:

    Nick Clegg – ideally suited to be on board.

  113. 113
    Yellow Tara says:

    Prof Curtice knows the score. He is always right.

  114. 114
    Owen Jones says:

    I love ABBA and Kylie.

  115. 115
    Raving Loon says:

    Just short everything he says and you’ll be a millionaire.

  116. 116
    labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

    You’ve got to remember that ‘off-air’ he talks their language.

    This is the same for all those socialist prats, jones, pol y, m oonbat et al, off-air they can, and do, all agree with eachother.

  117. 117
    UKIP or bust says:

    You’ve got to remember that ‘off-air’ he talks their language.

    This is the same for all those social ist p rats, jones, poly, moonbat et al, off-air they can, and do, all agree with eachother.

  118. 118
  119. 119

    Update:

    Nick Clegg on the radio right now – he still doesn’t get it.

  120. 120
    labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

    I hear that with so many nonces at the bbc the police have decided to just put bars on the building.

  121. 121
    Lord Stansted says:

    +1

  122. 122
    Max Under a bit of a Cloud but I am keeping my Chin up says:

    Brilliant Matt so ahead of the curve. Twat.

  123. 123
    UKIP or bust says:

    I hear that because there are so many nonces and tax fiddlers at the bbc, to save money the police have decided to just put bars on the building.

  124. 124
    Living in 97.1% white Merseyside says:

    I hope C4 News is just half an hour tonight.

    An hour of all this – saints preserve us!

    And yes I know, why am I reading this blog?

  125. 125
    Owen says:

    How are your predictions going Matthew?

  126. 126
    Sir William Wade says:

    Any fool can make a prediction. It doesn’t require skill, knowledge or foresight, but a big mouth.

  127. 127
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    UKIP are getting defectors from every main party. The voter stat’s will be very interesting.

    As for a divided right, you cannot be serious. Where are the voices of the authentic British right within the current Fauxservative party?
    The Tories decided long ago to abandon right wing ideas and policy, lurch left and gain absolutely zero lefty voters, in the process.

  128. 128
    David Thatcher & Maggie Cameron says:

    Europe & immigration are the main concerns. Cameron is looking weak in these areas. Some even believe that Cameron will fail to deliver a referendum on Europe.

  129. 129
    The Bank Holiday Weekend says:

    It’s beer o’clock. Well done to UKIP, he’s to Your Good Health, all of you.

    Tories: go and stand in the corner and contemplate the error of your ways.

  130. 130

    You have to understand about Matthew Goodwin’s background to interpret his remarks, Guido.

    The cuts at University of Nottingham have come down very hard on the School of Politics and International Relations there.

    Because of this, he has had to moonlight as a rugger bugger for the Aussies (South Sydney Rabbitohs) whilst also holding down a third job as a percussionist for his wife, Francesca Battistelli (jazz, rock, gospel and R&B).

    That leaves very little time for him to check his research so you should cut him some slack. The boy’s trying…

  131. 131
    Sir William Wade says:

    ‘Political Science’ is an oxymoron. It is not a science because its theories do not make definite predictions that can be tested by making physical observations. Appropriately, the phrase ‘political science’ is a trick with words.

  132. 132
    David Thatcher & Maggie Cameron says:

    Absolutely. Dave needs to Blue up. He is so out of touch with conservatism.

  133. 133
    Clueless Dave - the gift that keeps on giving says:

    No skill, knowledge or foresight?

    I’m your man.

  134. 134

    Guido Fawkes ‏@GuidoFawkes

    ** Sceptical face ** >> @roxley: @MrHаrryCоle Someone booked you for an 8am? Do they know you?

    Shurely shome mishtake?

  135. 135
    Take a ride on the tube in the morning says:

    1.9m? You jest sir. I’d estimate that number in the Greater London area alone

  136. 136
    Clueless Dave - the gift that keeps on giving says:

    Nonsense.

    Those that study this rigorous academic discipline make excellent leaders.

    Follow me chaps!

  137. 137
    An atheist who likes Evensong says:

    Hear hear

  138. 138
    Clueless Dave - the gift that keeps on giving says:

    Tell me about it.

  139. 139
    South Yorkshire Correspondent says:

    Rumours of a Labour win. Back to the dark ages.

  140. 140

    Tonight, let us put the cynicism and concerns about durability aside, and raise a glass – a pint, of course – to Nigel.

    Well done feller.

  141. 141
    Bazinga! says:

    There are plenty of pundits who are on the TV who keep getting it wrong.

    Toenails
    Toilets Maguire
    Fat Polly
    Owen Jones
    Sir Michael Shite

    However, there is no way the establishment will ever allow a vote to get out of Europe. Europe is a great place to earn a living if you’re a senior politician voted out by the people. Also, Europe is a great bogey man to blame when you are an incompetent government or don’t want to do something.

    Fact is the Tories, Liebore and the Limp Dems backed by the BBC don’t want to deport terrorists or restrict immigration, so they blame the EU, yet France. Germany and Italy have no problem restricting immigration or deporting terrorists, despite being signed up tot he same treaties as we are.

    I will make one predication that will come true. If UKIP continue to do well, expect the BBC and the British establishment to make up stories, hype lies and half truths about UKIP over the next two years.

    The BBC might hate the Tories, but they hate UKIP even more.

  142. 142
    Clueless Dave - the gift that keeps on giving says:

    Anyone for a cast iron guarantee? One careful owner.

  143. 143
    Bazinga! says:

    They might as well make it a primary school considering all the pervs who work there and are into little kids.

  144. 144
    Bazinga! says:

    of course if he went for the Muslim vote for every Muslim he’d get 25 postal votes as well.

  145. 145
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    UKIP should change their name to EngIP, seeing as they do not contest seats in Wales,Scotland or Norther Ireland.

    They are not a UK wide party but and English nationlist party.

  146. 146
    Sir William Wade says:

    Her policies are made of 100% recycled material. She is fully biodegradable with a brain composed of unbleached wood pulp from renewable forestry. She has even had a catalytic converter fitted to her arse, to eliminate methane emissions. This woman has the tiny footprint of a Chinese princess.

  147. 147
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    *Northern

  148. 148
    South Yorkshire Correspondent says:

    And its back to the dark ages for Doncaster.

    Ho hum.

  149. 149
    Anonymous says:

    Eric Pickles earlier insulted and ignored the concerns of the Chairman of Conservative grassroots. Previous to that he did the same sort of thing to the ex Tory Nottingham council leader.
    Pickles really is out of touch and part of the problem. Not good.

  150. 150
    Gordon the Medicated says:

    The best candidate .. what does that mean? Just kick heads and crush balls until the party faithful anoint you as leader.

  151. 151
    No right of entry says:

    Call Dave’s bluff #callthereferendum

  152. 152
    Ghost Of Thatcher says:

    I wish I privatized the BBC now.

  153. 153
    White people don't vote Labour anymore says:

    You’re right there. Most of them don’t bother with jobs, and if they have a job it doesn’t pay enough tax to cover the expense to the nation of having them freeloading on our housing benefit and national healthcare schemes.

    Their sole purpose is to prop up the now entirely obsolete Labour Party which depends for 50% of its votes on ethnic minorities. Every year that goes by more indigenous Brits vow never to vote Labour again, so every year they find new ways to import more ethnic minorities to replace them. They’ve been forced to do this since the 80s. Every time someone complains about the impact of Labour’s gerrymandering the Labour Party and it acolytes in the media shout “Racist!” long and hard until they drown them out.

    The nation will pay a heavy price for Labour putting democracy into such disrepute.

  154. 154
    a non-eukip cove says:

    lets hope it stirs things up –

    and that the effect is more than just throwing another turd onto the dungpile

  155. 155

    Yaswhinge Aliblah-Blah just said “When i see Nigel Farage..I am frightened..Its like 1930’s Germany.”

    Ask your friend Polly if she has a final solution to this problem?

  156. 156
    Great British Public says:

    We wished you scrapped it.

  157. 157
    gordon's brown hole says:

    he’s a bloke who has marketed simple solutions and is now finding that the few really big worthwhile ones are impossible to put to the electorate – for reform – roll on national debt default?

  158. 158
    dreghzy hatton says:

    CLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERLY

    she hasn’t met me

  159. 159

    Yes. I believe I have it!

    You take the initials of Yaswhinge Aliblah-Blah and Polly and join them together thus obtaining the acronym YAP.

    You could call it Anschluß.

  160. 160
    The only white man on the 8.20 am train from Woolwich says:

    1.9 does seem conservative.

  161. 161
    All MPs are scum says:

    All 5 of them ?.

  162. 162
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Really?

    May I introduce you to this fellow?

    http://johnbufton.eu/

  163. 163
    Mystic says:

    Conservative- Ukip coalition. Dream team. 2015.

  164. 164
    DenHaag says:

    Goodwin’s boys are over at CIF claiming his study proofs that all UKIP members are closet BNP racists

  165. 165
    Gayan says:

    I see his wikipedia page has been updated ;-)

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

  166. 166
    Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

    Oh but Goodwin is a Goodie! He was right about the smart money, buy shares in Liberal bliss and may the 1000 year dream never end! Love, peace and BBC x

  167. 167
    Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

    It’s like UKIP are saying no to the planned takeover from Turkey or secretive cleaner labour pioneered by the Labour Party, and therefore exactly like 1930s Germany, but the anti-fascists, not the Nazi Party which resembles the organisationally (at this stage only) the dogma and economic naivety of the EU. Comments please I am :c/o Oily greasy palm tree lounge, Brussels 666 666.

  168. 168
    Malcolm McDowell says:

    That made I laugh…..

  169. 169
    Educating the ignorant says:

    If you’re going to say something at least say it correctly.
    Try learning the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

  170. 170
    Let 'em all in says:

    “The BNP is finished as an electoral force” – Matthew Goodwin
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 4 May 2012 14.56 BST

    They got more than twice the LD’s vote in South Shields.

    ” Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House”
    Would not surprise me if he went on about Thatch getting rid of ‘real’ jobs.

    Waster.

  171. 171
    bunny says:

    Agreed


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