June 20th, 2013

£50,000 Balls at Bust Co-op’s Gala Dinner Tonight
Sings for His Supper to Bust Bankers Labour Owes £3.6 Million

Blinky BallsIt looks like it is a busy day for Ed Balls, the man who aspires to be a chef, lunching today, according to EyeSpy.MP, with The Telegraph’s Deputy Editor Benedict Brogan at the Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Junior’s Roux at Parliament Square. We’re all in this together, eh?

Tonight Ed’s waistline takes another hit when he is the keynote speaker at the Co-operative Party Gala Dinner 2013 at the Hilton Victoria Hotel off Millbank. The evening will apparently “provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of some of the country’s leading co-operators and Co-operative Party members, supporters, workers, Councillors and Members of Parliament.”

low-cost-loans-240x1632The financial hub of this great co-operative movement is of course the Co-operative Bank, which was encouraged by the Labour government to take over the Britannia Building Society in 2009 because politically Labour wanted to expand the co-operative base. Ed Balls is a Co-op supported MP, his office gets bunged £50,000 a year from the Co-op. The Labour Party itself is literally in hock to the Co-operative Bank to the tune of £3.6 million on a low interest you scratch-my-back I’ll-scratch-yours terms deal. Tonight Ed Balls will sing for his supper as their after dinner speaker…

The Co-operative Bank is a financial disaster after the Labour government induced deal, the bank’s bonds have hit junk status, 7,000 end investors – typically pensioners – will be wiped out by the bond haircut that will be necessary to plug the black hole in the Co-op Bank’s finances. It smells bad. Ed Balls isn’t going to do himself any favours tonight if he is trying to rebuild his reputation for financial probity…

UPDATE: According to reports from the room tonight, Ed is still a keen Guido reader:


  1. 1
    Pollytwaddle says:


  2. 2
    Historian says:


    If I may, this reference could be useful for those many co-conspirators who believe as I do that Blair’s hands are covered in blood


    He really should be prosecuted…

  3. 3
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Just add Gordon for the complete disaster

  4. 4
    Pollytwaddle says:

    He should *have been* prosecuted.

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    Ed Balls says:

    I will be using the other Ed to make Mock Turtle Soup

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    Sit Petra says:

    Ed is the Co-Op divi.

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    Ed "Kilgore" Balls says:

    I love the taste of rubber chicken in the evening.

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    bergen says:

    The Co-op was out of its mind taking over the Britannia. Britannia owned Platform Home Loans, which was one of the very worst ninja mortgage providers. By the time of the takeover the subprime crisis was already underway. They shouldn’t have touched it with a bargepole anyway but the timing was utterly bonkers.

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    V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

    So the co-op bank is bust. Anything to do with Labour goes bust then they set out to steal from everyone else. Maggie was right, Socialists do eventually run out of our money.

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    Chuka 'The british Obama' Umunna says:

    And its a snip at only £69 per head; available now to all hard working Champagne Socialists.


  12. 12

    I have been to the Hilton Victoria Hotel off Milibank. I think…

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will be providing the entertainment at the Co-Op Slap Up

    I will be banging out the beat on the big drum

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    nellnewman says:

    Will gurning gordon be attending? he after all, was the financial ‘genius’ that masterminded all these bank deals that have led to collapse.

    As for pensioners with money in the Co-op Bank that are likely to be the one’s to pay for this disaster with their savings – I hope they’re not expecting bullyballs and his ilk, with their ‘I’m alright Jack’ philosophy, to forego all the money they get out of the Co-op bank in order to protect them!!

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    Junk Food. says:

    A dinner gala? How can they afford it? Is it junk food from Iceland’s special offer range or lidl’s half price?

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    Probably better for us all for him to undergo something minor at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.

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    Wyle Cop says:

    Oh what joy it has been to see some of the smuggest, Grauniad-reading narks see their oh-so-ethical, aren’t-we-clever-little-clogs bank go… bust.

    Ethically bust, of course…

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    Brown out & pay me damages. Respect my legal & privacy rights. says:


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    Gooey Blob says:

    It’s Ed Balls’ waste line that concerns me most.

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    nellnewman says:

    It would be more entertaining to hear you give a new version of your ‘I saved the world’ speech – along the lines of ‘ I’m the genius that saved the Banks’

    Let’s just hope there are no Bank shareholders there when you give it.

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    Ethically bust


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    Major Disaster says:

    More interesting in relation to the Co-op is the unsecured low interest loans it offered to party members…

    For each one that borrowed up to £15k the Labour party got £75.

    So what I hear you say?

    Well the interest on the Labour Parties overdraft is a mere £18k per annum, so it only takes 240 people taking out a loan, to service the interest on that debt.

    So by putting other people into debt the Labour party I keeping itself afloat…

    Plus la change…

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    Periodic visitor to Londiniumstan says:

    That’s a long walk from Victoria station. I prefer the Grosvenor myself – or if desperate the Holiday Inn.

  24. 24
    Sit Petra says:

    Unlimited overdraught, for some.

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    Burgers are bad for you says:

    They should have (horsemeat) Balls on the menu.

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    Wyle Cop says:

    It’ll be ‘bring your own’, given the state they’re in.

    Or even ‘pick your own’.

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    PMC again says:

    wait for the puff-piece about Balls from Brogan then.

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    Soon to be interred says:

    At least the Co-op can afford to bury itself. A dying bank.

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    Wyle Cop says:

    I honestly cannot think of anything worse than weaving my way past the huge, dusty and noisy road works in front of Vic station to spend a sultry evening in the world’s most boring chain hotel with Ed Balls and lentil-eating Co-Op wonks.

    Unless Luciana gets her tits out, obviously.

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    Just had a brill idea. Why don’t we bundle up all this debt, together with financial guarantee insurance, into a kind of securitisation package and sell it off to some smart investor like Unite?

    Do you think it could work?

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    bencorde says:

    They always find enough loot for their jollies at the expense of the poor sods who lose their shirts. Bastards!

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    Idiot is understatement of the century says:

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    Noah Webster says:

    Does “rebuild” mean something different in England, like maybe “simulate”? On this side of the Atlantic, one would never speak of Balls “rebuilding” any reputation for probity…

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

    Ed Balls isn’t going to do himself any favours tonight if he is trying to rebuild his reputation for financial probity…

    Record for financial probity ??????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!

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    Sex Miseducation says:

    That schoolteacher isn’t too bright. The clue was in the term “jailbait”.

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    Knob Ed says:

    The Co-op bank is a safe and ethical organisation. Please put lots of money into it.

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    Gay Gordon says:

    Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the bash tonight. I have a little catching up to do on my constituency work.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    John Hannah says:

    I’ll be there. Dud with fud.

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    John Tandy says:

    Quite apart from being commercially inadequate and enormously expensive, Co-ops do not actually function as Co-ops should. For example, the CEO of the Anglia Co-op earns in excess of £250.000 a year whilst 90% of his employee’s exists on the minimum wage ! Co-ops sponsor MP’s alike Balls and in some instances meet a proportion of their expenses, whilst ordinary £1 shareholders like me, are paid a £2.65 dividend on expenditure in Co-op Stores, amounting to around £2500 ! To put it bluntly they are a joke !

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    nellnewman says:

    I suspect chuckasyamoney has spent the last 3 days working out which of his hundred or so £3000 suits he will wear tonight in order to mix with the trash he so despises.

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    Brown out & pay me damages. Respect my legal & privacy rights. Problem solved! says:

    Move On!

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Who are you ???

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    nellnewman says:

    “Hilton Hotel London – Victoria embodies high end comfort. Expect full Concierge service and wireless internet throughout the hotel. Enjoy inviting guest and deluxe rooms that blend contemporary design and generous working surfaces. Be entertained while watching the flat screen TV and use WiFi access to surf the web. Executive rooms boast first class design and comfort, stunning views over London’s skyline, and complimentary amenities and refreshments”

    Nothing but the best as they say – and no doubt the taxpayer will be picking up the bill for all those co-op labour mp’s attending.

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    DAVE pants on fire CAMERMONG says:

    Right thats the last time i feckin buy anything from the Co-Op

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    Andy "always the victim" Burnham says:

    NHS? Mid Staffs? Wha’? Where? Nah, nothing to do with me.

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    With all these fancy meals is Ed Balls Fat Lining?

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    nellnewman says:

    I cannot afford to shop in my local Co-op supermarket – their prices are far higher than I find in any other supermarkets including Tesco’s and Waitrose’s. The divi has shrunk to nothing and I absolutely fail to see their purpose anymore.

    Indeed where our local Co-Op Supermarket is located , there is also going to be a Morrison’s within the next 18 months. Co-op will never be able to compete.

    I suspect this scenario is being repeated across the country and that not just the Co-op Bank but also it’s supermarkets will be in serious decline over the next 10 years.

    Bad news for labour MP’s sponsored by the co-op as their co-op sugar daddy will soon be unable to support their expensive habits!!

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Burnham and Johnson are immoral scumbags.

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    It’s all at the co-op now.

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    nellnewman says:

    Jeremy Hunt’s findings on the NHS scandal which is still unfolding :

    “Labour Ministers – obsessed with avoiding critical headlines and covering their backs – tasked the regulator with ticking boxes and closing down problems. The former Chair of the CQC, Baroness Young, has made very serious allegations that ministers “leaned on” her to “tone down” criticism of NHS organisations. She claims that “there was huge pressure, because the then labour government hated the idea that a regulator would criticise it”.

    Damningly, she revealed that this political pressure peaked under current Shadow Health Secretary’s Andy Burnham’s tenure as Secretary of State. This is the man who turned down 81 separate requests for a public inquiry into the Mid Staffs scandal.

    The last labour government , and especially andy burnham, have blood on their hands , and may we never forget it!

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    ethics is clever but the bust is moral. says:

    ..it is moral collapse.
    the time.
    the physical, the psychological and the psychic worlds are together.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:
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    nellnewman says:

    LOL! He’s building up the fat levels like a bear does before winter – ready for the time when he fails to get re-elected in 2015!!!

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    Dan E Boil says:

    The NHS is the envy of the world.

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    nellnewman says:

    The tories need to use that on a poster for 2015! Very Good!!

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    nellnewman says:

    Only to someone who has never used it!!

    the rest of us know the truth – elderly treated like trash, paediatric care worse than found in the third world, maternity care scary at best…..

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    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Shouldn’t that be ‘overdraft’?

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    Raving Loon says:

    The Tories aren’t exactly promoting small government. Vote UKIP!

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    nellnewman says:

    Very apt! And Oh So True.

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    Anonymous says:

    Best poster ever possibly. Well done whoever did that.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


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    Andy "Maybelline" Burn 'em says:

    Nobody told me about this. By the way, always put your blusher on in thin layers – it enhances the subtlety of the skin tones.

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    nellnewman says:

    No but they’re promoting smaller government than labour did and it would be a great pity to vote UKIP and get labour in 2015.

    So we need to vote carefully in 2015. What I do hope is that we shall see nigel farage in the HoC after 2015. We need his ascerbic wit to shake up all those smug , self serving mp’s who have been there too long.

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    M102 says:

    Yes our Waitrose is cheaper than Coop in many respects. Not the customers obviously :)

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    Ed Moribund says:

    I like the way i’m in there. I’ve never been PM.
    But I did double your energy bills..so ..I’ve got form.

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    M102 says:

    Get Ecclestone to plaster it all over his racetracks :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Debt addicted, bedroom subsidy loving Ukip most certainly aren’t.

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    M102 says:


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    Ed Balls says:

    Hmmm. That could happen. Not likely, now i’ve got the postal votes all filled in in the garage, but possible.

    So…Need some scam to keep the money rolling in , but away from the taxman..Idiot Ed is going to make it 79%. I know I told him to, but I didn’t mean that rate for me. Co-Op would take me as a director for sure. But the tax issue..

    “The super dooper charity office of Yvette and Edward Balls.”

    How does that sound?

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    M102 says:

    “Pick your own” would entice Gordo.

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    The NHS regulator says:


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    Bruiser Balls says:


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    Historian says:

    Who were the Coop Bank advisers?


    The same JPMorgan that pays one Tony Blair a few million quid a year as a bung…


    It is all revolting corruption and pillaging…

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    Jeffrey Osborne (sick) says:

    “Plugging the black hole”?

    Throw in a couple of lines and you’re talking

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    Tony says:

    Too busy with Wendi to bother with you little people.

  77. 77
    Tone says:

    ……….. and Wendi on the side.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Cockle picking?

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Very quiet at George Smith’s DWP.

    Universal Credit only 50 years behind delivering anything other than a computer raspberry?

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    But what about immigration?

    Oh silly me.. there’s no difference between the red team & blue team on immigration.

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    nellnewman says:

    “The senior manager was in a meeting with Cynthia Bower, then head of the Care Quality Commission, and Jill Finney, then deputy chief executive, when the decision was taken to suppress a report which uncovered critical weaknesses in its inspections.
    Ms Finney said the report should be deleted, while Anna Jefferson, media manager described the damage its existence could do to the organisation’s reputation.
    During discussions in March last year, Ms Jefferson, who is a media manager at the CQC, said: “Are you kidding me? This can never be in the public domain nor subject to FOI [a Freedom of Information request]. Read my lips.”

    andy burnham’s three poodles charged by him and al johnson with hushing up the murders in the NHS and anna jefferson is still working in the NHS today. Lord help us!!

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    Legal Beagle says:

    The motto of the Labour Party

    We take out a “perpetual overdraft”

    The pensioners lose most of their investment

    Looks like grounds for prosecution to me

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Have you ever been into a Co-Op supermarket? Highly priced & not at all good.

    Bit like the Labour party.

  84. 84
    Viking says:

    It is an Icelandic Bank that is paying


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    Reg says:

    Why bring Diane Abbot into the thread to ruin it?

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    Thuggie Unite Whelan says:

    We union fat cats love dodgy dossiers

    Perhaps we should offer Tony and Mandy a large commission on the way

    And Tony’s bank has already been paid for the Britannia disaster

    Double helpings all around I say

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    DAVE pants on fire CAMERMONG says:

    This Conservative government will go down in history , as the first party to win an election and spend the whole five year term , justifiably blaming All it’s failings on “the last government”

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    Bent Bernie and Straight Tony says:

    Want million quid bung my boy?

  89. 89
    Owen Jones says:

    39 hours to go! Register now for The People’s Assembly Against Austerity http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/register/

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    Thames Dover Wight says:

    Farage has to start talking about Article 50 because he only has a year to set up creditable government policies. All the peps I talk with have no idea how he intends to sort out the fine details of leaving the EU.

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    Labour Hedge Fund Manager says:

    Hello Blinky

    I know you are all in the shit financially

    I can be your new Lord Cashpoint

    But I also want a Dukedom and 5% on all UK arms contracts when you are elected…

    It’s less than the Oligarchs are asking, as you know

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    nellnewman says:


    The CQC heads , pressured by the last labour government to cover up the NHS failings that resulted in multiple deaths are now named and busy telling everybody that will listen – ‘don’t blame me it was somebody else’s fault’ . That is the lasting tribute to the culture that 13 years of labour terror left us!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    But it is always for the greater good.

    They go to bed telling themselves that. But there is no option because the people above have no idea of the problems, and will just punish the one that is most obvious.

    So a whistle blower is always punished.

    Until this mentality is broken from both government and the media they will continue to cover up the mess. We should reward whistle blowers. Make heros of out of them.

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    nellnewman says:

    If the comments are anything to go by – the folks attending can’t even spell – most have no jobs and none are much interested in politics only in the continuation of universal benefits for the lazy and feckless!

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    that is spectacularly funny too. What a witty binch we are all on here. Cheers.

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    Elocushone says:

    No, it’s gud with fud.

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    nellnewman says:

    I agree with that 1000% but more than that – not only should the whistle blower be rewarded – those guilty like bower, finney and jefferson, who wanted to kow tow to burnham and johnson for favours, should be summarily sacked, deprived of their pension and denied access to any other public sector job ever.

    Furthermore they should be publicly exposed, photos in national newspapers and so publicly disgraced for life.

    there is also an ex chef exec of morecambe NHS who was quietly retired with £100ks of taxpayer money and is now swanning around the world in luxury – he also must be exposed for the disgrace that he is. And there’s loads more of them – because this baby tragedy is not the last of Labour’s NHS Death Scandal; there is more to come!!!

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    Universal Hiss says:

    It’s madness voting on how you think your neighbour may vote.

    Vote for who YOU would like to form a government.

    Too many people with PPE & economics degrees have talked shit about this for years.You’ve swallowed it.

    There is no such thing as tactical voting. It’s a made up piece of puff designed to keep the hard of understanding in their cattle crates.

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    Back@woodsman says:

    Not to mention all those open boasts about ‘our MP’s’.

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    Arnie Graf, Ed's Chicago Guru says:

    At a boy Ed

    Community politics

    Postal votes

    It works wonders in Chicago

    There hasn’t been a Republican Mayor for 90 years

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    nellnewman says:

    when you look at Labour’s NHS Death Scandal which is rumbling on and on and gordon and bullyballs economic car crash not to mention the GCSE dumbing down that led to an educational crisis , they are justifiable indeed in blaming it on labour’s 13 years of terror aren’t they?!!!

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    Back@woodsman says:

    Charlie Brooks bunged them a pony.

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    Tax adviser says:

    Sounds good

    Only 20% tax on the Private Office income

    After unlimited expenses

    Like Tony, Gordon and David Miliband…

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    Mandy from Moscow says:

    As I always used to say

    Behind every Labour MP

    There is a crook

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    And why oh why is nothing done about Andy Burnham and Alan Johnson. Those same labour scumbags would be calling for a tory head if the tables were turned. It is scandalous that Miliband takes no action.

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    Anonymous says:

    The cover up I know of, is down to our politicians. They supported the cover up, and supported the threats to silence people, that led to more deaths.

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    Anonymous says:

    Univ Hiss. You’re kidding yourself. It does matter who others vote for – particularly in FPTP. You don’t need a degree to figure that one out on your own.

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    nellnewman says:

    Well you have to remember militwit has his own skeletons in the cupboard – he was advocate for anthropogenic global warming and those worthless windmill thingies that are costing us £thousands on our energy bills every year- as environment minister under gordon the gormless.

    I cannot think of one single labour minister or one single labour policy that was not damaging during their 13 years of terror.

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    Err.. Correction says:

    Behind every LibLabCon MP

    There’s a crook.

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    How clever that I could transmit this whilst I was swimming in the Adriatic…

    I am now a firm believer in the Hugh Everett multiple universes interpretation due to the many examples of me in existence.

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    Mine d'Boggles says:

    beautiful ….

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    Anonymous says:

    wel “Gwendoline” is not that big but by heaven is she strong.

    a proper little pocket battleship when she sees flour bags at 12 o clock

    As Robert Shaw would have said when training rookie RAF pilots in the film

    ” Beware the Nip in the Slip “

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    If you are going to be me, then please be more convincing.

    I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.

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    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    We have decided to give the scandal at the CQC low priority on our news bulletins as it may reflect badly on the Labour party who were in power at the time.

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    Ben E Fitt says:

    Up the shirkers!

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    broderick crawford says:

    You can easily tell which Jeffrey Osborne is which .

    One has a quasi perfect pair of nostrils used no doubt only for clearing his sinuses

    The other Jeffrey has a raher bulbous nose redolent of both too much alcohol intake leading to its slowly palpable mis shape the latter due no doubt to its being impregnated regularly with vacrious substances intended to block, all sinuses and senses .

    i leave you dear reader to guess which proboscis belongs to whom …

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    Meanwhile says:

    So, to the names of Sharon Shoesmith and Joyce Thacker now add Cynthia Bower, Jill Finney and Anna Jefferson.

    Why is it that women in positions of power bugger up the lives of little chidren.
    Are these women biologically defect.

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    nellnewman says:


    tony halsall – the man who presided as CEO of morecambe over the deaths of those babies and has walked away from the nhs with £100ks and is now living a luxury lifestyle swanning around the world.

    labour are good to their own aren’t they?

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    Blakey says:

    I ‘ate you Butler

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    nellnewman says:

    And donlt forget tony halsall the then ceo of morecambe nhs who has now grabbed £100k’s of taxpayers money and is busy buying fancy cars, iphone 5’s and travelling the world in luxury!!!

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    Harriet Harman says:

    We need more women in these positions. Look at my fine fellow labour women Mps.

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    The EU has failed says:

    Shouldn’t Ed Balls, the Co-op chiefs and Gordon Brown all be put in jail for being reckless with other people’s money?

  124. 124
    Wyle Cop says:

    What news from the nudie beach this year, Cat? Are the views as agreeable as ever?

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    Universal Hiss says:

    How do you know how others vote?

    They may state in public one intention & reverse it in the privacy of the polling both.

    I still think it’s folly to vote on the presumption of others stated voting intentions.

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    broderick crawford says:

    If I recall aright was not Brittania the BS ( building society ) that was at the centre of the famous Mandy mortgage loan which represented about ten times his incone and was thus somehow collateralised by millionaire postmaster genetal ” Jeffrey ” ( another one ) Robbo on behalf of Lord Fondle ??

    Wheels within wheels eh … and now they appear go be coming off with the speed of an out of control Roman chariot …

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    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Stay calm and carry on. That’s it don’t veer left.

  128. 128
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    And don’t trust anyone who wines and dines with the papers.

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    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Ah little Halsey-walsey. That’ll be Lord Halsey to you soon. Grubby paws.

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    Wyle Cop says:

    Clearly the CQC are still bent.

    Only 24 hours ago, they were citing Data Protection as an excuse not to publish the names. Only when the Head Honcho of Data Protection told them, in essence, “bollocks – leave us out of it” did they realise there was nowhere left to hide.

    Naturally, we are now treated to the usual “we take this very seriously”, “lessons must be learned”, “it’s time to move on” crap.

    What I can’t understand is why Hunt etc aren’t going for Labour’s jugular.

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    Tony Blair is a twat says:

    So let’s get this right. When evil ‘Boosh’ was in power everytime he made a prat of himself getting a name wrong or mispronouncing something, the lefty media attacked him for being a stupid red neck mong.

    But now the media have noticed Obarmy also does it (he’s been making gaffs for years like the time he said he’d visited all 57 states in America) it’s not him that’s at fault but George Osborne (not well known enough).

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    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    As mentioned by Nell, these women would even prop up a lavish retirement for Nicolson and Halsey, they are the bourgeois, political class equivalent of those who gave out the white feather in World War I instead of kept the red flag flying

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    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    BTW I know no red flag flew in WWI but that’s what’s even more shocking about Labour.

  134. 134
    Knob Ed says:

    The NH ETH did an exthellent job on my nothe.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Perhaps we are getting near to equality. The wimmin are just as useless,venal & corrupt as the men.

    They probably still don’t get paid as much & have smaller pension payoffs.Shameful.

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    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Oh please, they are in a love-hate relationship with Obama globally, no-one knows what will happen on that front til elections time and who will replace him. Really no one doubts that being fluent in English helps a US president and Obama is, or at least far more eloquent than Boosh.

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    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    I won’t ask what part of Balls they’ve done, that would be personal.

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    broderick crawford says:

    Velly itellesting as we say in guangdou plovince.

    i see the 150 k severance payment cap brough in by tony hall will not be operative
    ” until september ”
    i can see many solicitors forgoing any summer break preparing incontrovertible cases for their clients who may be on borrowed time to present pay off proposals for much higher sums before31 August cut off.

    As John Humphreys would say in his best deep dark TODAY voice
    ” WELL YEEEEEES ….. “

  139. 139
    Tony Blair is a twat says:

    Channel 4 news like Dame Nikki Campbell on Radio 5 this morning are wetting their pink panties over the rights of women in Afghanistan.

    Dame Nikki was quick to educate us that the form of Islam in Afghanistan is an ‘extreme interpretation’ (I wish he’d tell us what isn’t an extreme version then) and that the reason over 400 mostly white working class males from this Country had died there was not to find and kill Bin Laden but to allow girls to be educated. He didn’t like the moozie who came on though and told him that the rights of women in Afghanistan being abused was an MI6 lie.

    So how come the white middle class Guardian reading feminists here in the UK don’t want to pick up a girl and go fight for this ‘noble cause’ themselves?

    Seems to me when these feminists prattle on about equality and spout their hatred of men, you’d think they’d be up shooting a few thousands men dead in Afghanistan?

    Personally I couldn’t give a fuck about the rights of women in any Muslim country but lefty g-string wearing twat like Campbell piss me off, on the one hand they defend Islam every 5 minutes but the next they peddle the “moderate Islam lie”

  140. 140
    broderick crawford says:

    depends how much guinness they ve managed to neck tnis lunchtime .

  141. 141
    Bob Diamond Geezer says:

    Never mind the Co-op what is going on at Nationwide? Been told by the regulator they need to build up their capital base but where does all the money they make go? They have no shareholders to pay and yet long term account holders with them ( and yes I am one of them) get no benefits above and beyond what you would get from any high St bank. Indeed apart from very fixed term offers used to lure in more punters their interest rates are often worse than high St banks, and yes there is the usual charges the minute you are overdrawn etc. You might think that being mutual they would offer long term savers good interest rates or preferential mortgage deals but nope nothing at all. So where does all the profit go?

  142. 142
    broderick crawford says:

    no you bunch of fools

    it s from th obvious supermarket source which none of you you have manged to fathom :


  143. 143
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    True, for those running those three, cobbled together, cabals, coteries or con-artist machines

  144. 144
    Adolf Wrong-Un says:

    You know the answer!! Directorship anybody?

  145. 145
    broderick crawford says:


    they could be called collateralised default obbligations or cdo ‘ s for short

    i bet no one had thought of that name before now ……

  146. 146
    Floggem! says:

    I am the Walmart! Doo doo de doo!


  147. 147
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    A little o.t.t., even murdoch or C5 might not empathise put like that. The eyewitnesses in Afghanistan say that women have never had it so good there. And a little success story might be good (there are many). Or we can carry on doommongering and war-provoking hell-yeah, double-yah’s aliive.

  148. 148
    Teleprompter says:

    Easy on! He just says exactly what I tell him.

  149. 149
    The BBC causes Serious Mental Illness says:

    I think Nationwide are / were doing Ok.

    EU wants them broken up and turned into a bank.

    Think Savings / Loans crisis of the 80s, updated to now in Europe. Nationwide is one of the last of the honest thrifts. That is not fitting for the new model of cluster-fuck economics which those in Europe want the UK to suffer under.

  150. 150
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Oh joy! Rapture! Never thought I’d see the day. England’s own parliament. No, wait, no, no, I didn’t want a bunch of lefty playmasters giving themselves pats on the back, that’s plain wrong.

  151. 151
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog.

  152. 152
    Cromwells Ghost says:

    America would have had a Congressional hearing on what Brown and Balls
    had done

  153. 153
    A nincumpoop says:

    CQC scandal: 8 of the 9 main players were women.

    Mr E: Cynthia Bower – former Chief Executive – resigned
    Mr F: Anna Jefferson – Media Manager – current employee
    Mr G: Jill Finney – former Deputy Chief Executive – resigned
    Mr J: Louise Dineley – Head of Regulatory Risk & Quality – current employee
    Mr B: Dame Jo Williams – former Chair – resigned
    Mr D: Amanda Sherlock – former Director of Operations – redundant
    Mr C: Louise Guss – former Director of Governance and Legal Services – redundant
    Mr K: Dr Martin Marshall – former Board member – term ended
    Mr N: Sue McMillan – former Regional Director, North West – current employee

  154. 154
    broderick crawford says:

    yes and the cashiers and staff are so clannish and bitchy

    they all stick together and the customer is always wrong or at the very leadt a nuisance for actually being present .

    so i stopped going to mine in rosehill carshalton which i shall of course not be naming …

  155. 155
    The BBC causes Serious Mental Illness says:

    The extreme form of !slam in Afghan!stan as put in place by the Tal!ban is not altogether normal.

    It was derived from a mix of the strictly religious educated Saud! Arabian’s who went there in the 80s and an interpretation sponsored by the Pak!stan Intelligence / C!A who together created the Tal!ban and let them get on with things in the 90s.

    The bleeding heart feminists in the UK should perhaps go to Afghan!stan and spout their shit there. They will find that not all of it is about repression, but some of it is partly to do with the reality of living in that part of the world.

    Whinging in the UK press about the state of a country you have occupied to ~ 10 years, not on the basis of changing anything better for women, etc. is a waste of column inches.

  156. 156
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    To let: one bedroom flat in [town near you] to fit up to 8 people from the new EU only, with visas checked per new policies, willing to work 12 hrs per day at £3 per hour Kiss kiss, labour councillors for the Borough of … Call our hotline for details on single occupancy council tax exemption and jobs.

  157. 157
    Universal Hiss says:

    OT. I was reading a little puff about Nigella in the Guardian & this made me laugh…..

    A spokesman for Trinity Mirror said: “The exclusive pictures of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi are already the most popular pieces of content ever published on Mirror Online, significantly outperforming even the traffic generated by our exclusive look inside North Korea.

    Spokesman giving statement from Slug & Lettuce?

    I’m glad readers of The Mirror were very interested in North Korea rather than celebs.

  158. 158
    nellnewman says:

    Sadly it isn’t just the people and children who died. There are hundreds of children out here who have been left permanently disabled by negligent NHS practices, uncaring paediatricians and intimidating managers who go out of their way to shut up complaining parents.

    I know , I have such a disabled (grand)child and I am one of those complaining (grand) parents. And I am still fighting for proper care and justice!

    The NHS is broken and a long way from being mended!!

  159. 159
    Universal Hiss says:

    You need to move your money to a bank with an ethical way of doing business.

    Ah.I see a snag.

  160. 160
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  161. 161
    nellnewman says:


    owenjones for prime minister – he’d be even funnier than militwit in no 10!

  162. 162
    A nincumpoop says:

    The CQC nominations are:

    Cynthia Bower – former Chief Executive
    Anna Jefferson – current Media Manager
    Jill Finney – former Deputy Chief Executive
    Louise Dineley – current Head of Regulatory Risk & Quality – current employee
    Dame Jo Williams – former Chair
    Amanda Sherlock – former Director of Operations
    Louise Guss – former Director of Governance and Legal Services
    Dr Martin Marshall – former Board member
    Sue McMillan – former Regional Director, North West – current employee

  163. 163
    Universal Hiss says:

    & the utterly useless press.

    They have a big part in the shame of not going after this one.

  164. 164
    nellnewman says:

    that’ll be saatchi then – apparently he had dinner with lebedev owner of london evening standard last night!!

  165. 165
    Economist says:

    For Building Society, privately owned, the ‘profit’ received should go to pay off interest on any debt instruments that have been issued, cover the running costs of the institution, and be re-loaned. Ultimately the lion share should end up in the pockets of the private owners themselves.

    None of this is negative.

    Unless the Nationwide have a large amount of debt obligations, unlikely as unlike the banks they would have been putting up their own collateral for loans issued, and been careful about who they were lending to (ie. Not getting involved with subprime), then this call has absolutely no meaning / basis or relevance.

    It would be much better to see a comparison of Nationwide’s non-performing loans cross referenced with other major lenders, such as Halifax, before taking these sort of comments at face value.

  166. 166
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Exclusive adult zone: Labour party paid up members only: Burnham Beaches , that’s right shots of Burnham in Morecambe, Bournemouth and Whitley Bay. apologies if misdirects E&OE.

  167. 167
    broderick crawford says:

    yes but cone on .. this govt is not virginal in its innocent husbanding of the nhs

    everywhere you look a and e depts and materniy units are closing

    if we have an emergency unless we are actually moribund and comatse we are told to phone the joke that is 101 or nhs direct or whatever the latest titular reincarnation of futility personnified.

    they tell us to go to our gp who is closed as he is job sharing with firemen or similar .

    so we find an a nd e oasis which is still open and wait four days on a trolley.

    god knows what pregnant mothers do when they are about to drop….

    perhaps as in shakesspeares julius caesar they will be reduced to the role of

    ” lionesses whelping in the streets .. “

  168. 168
    nellnewman says:

    You must NOT forget tony halsall the ceo of morecambe nhs when these deaths occurred – he was got rid off, grabbed £thousands of taxpayers money and has cleared off to live a luxury life travelling the world. Utterly disgraceful!!

    Some, if not all of these people , should be charged and tried for murder and negligence!!

  169. 169
    Universal Hiss says:

    I would. It’s a shame I probably won’t get the chance given where I live.

  170. 170
    Conspiracy Watch says:

    The Nigella b/s is all part of attack on the family post Gay Marriage: Domestic Violence.

    If woman makes a complaint, or someone else does on their behalf, sling the obviously guilty guy in jail and break up the family. This sort of shit has been going on in Canada for a while now – look up the male suicide rates (particularly with respect to divorce) and you will see precisely where this is going.

    US is also a bit like this in some states.

    The Nigella case is clear cut: There were witnesses, it was in a public place: This was not a domestic but rather what has been reported as an alleged assault. If she wishes to file a complaint, it is her call. Under the new DV rules though, if this was classified as a DV incident, then the state takes action irrespective of the wishes of either party involved.

    North Korea is much more interesting.

    The Nigellla shit is the start of an increase in the male suicide rate and more broken families for the UK.

  171. 171
    nellnewman says:

    The plight of women in a country , any country, is not an excuse for us to go to war.

    And as a woman I feel strongly about womens rights anywhere in the world – but there’s no way I would endorse putting our brave lads in the path of harm for that cause. It isn’t justifiable . In fact as an excuse for war it is even weaker than bliar’s lies over wmd!

  172. 172
    The BBC Causes Serious Mental llness says:

    Leaving aside SNP, which party is looking hot to trot in your part of the country ?

    After QT the other week, UKIP or Respect are looking to be the best options. :-)

  173. 173
    M102 says:

    That big bird looks like Jo Brand.

  174. 174
    Wyle Cop says:

    Fancy a few pics of Britain’s summer of discontent?


    Only in a revolting vipers’ nest of city like Brighton, run by a smug coterie of leftie shirt-lifters, would you get abused for taking the initiative to keep the streets tidy.

  175. 175
    nellnewman says:

    Try the Co-op Bank…..Oh wait a minute!!

  176. 176
    Suspicious wrap on the police van floor says:

    Where have I heard Jeffrey Robinsons name before ?

  177. 177
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    He could always do a Busking Session on the Piano :)

  178. 178
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    He comes across in interviews unscripted just as well. Shame we don’t have someone to pick up the mood of the nation in Westminster. But we do have Farage!

  179. 179
    Universal Hiss says:

    Gosh,that’s a bit of a stretch isn’t it?

    Person flogs pics of famous people to newspaper.

    Everyone & their dog piles in with comment.

    Meanwhile much more serious stuff is happening(not that domestic violence is not serious)that newspapers are happy to ignore.

    Your conspiracy divining rod has led you away from the water on this one I fear.

    There is a torrent just over there>>>>>

  180. 180
    Adolf Wrong-Un says:

    No competition. Rumoured 80,000 Hally repos still to come, NBS minimal. Hally liked buy-to-let landlord liar loans.

  181. 181
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    That sounds like Rompuy all over.

  182. 182
    Anarchists wear pinstripes says:

    Did Syria Sink an Israeli Submarine?

    Was the Nuke Attack of May 4/5 on Syria an Israeli Retaliation?


  183. 183
    British Benders Corporation/ Common Porpoise says:

    Can we say “take him down” or would that be misconstrued?

  184. 184
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Shirt-lifting is a bit tame, probably skirt-lifting and that’s just the men.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t really care about the rights of people anywhere in the world and I certainly wouldn’t tell them how to live their lives.

    As one Muslim rightly pointed out this morning, men in Afghanistan would be disgusted that people in the UK ship their parents off to care homes. They’d see that as barbaric, we don’t.

    The point is we don’t not have a right to invade countries just because we don’t like the way they live.

    The issue I have we allow millions of the very same people to come here and then not only do we allow them to practice the same barbaric way of life (multiple wives, marrying off their daughters at 14, female genital mutilation and so on) we also tell the white population here that WE must adapt or else we’re the racists.

    At the end of the day if women in these Countries don’t like the way they are treated they need to rise up and fight back. It’s not the job of us here.

  186. 186
    The real anarchists wear pinstripe suits says:

    Did Syria Sink an Is raeli Submarine?

    Was the Nuke Attack of May 4/5 Retaliation?


  187. 187
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Certainly: the organisation tends to avoid use of terminology of the pre-Norman sort, in order to cause a degree of comfort in the audience. Debase, sodomise or commit simony are current BBC usage, one refers to the complaints department.

  188. 188
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:


    Full published, and transparent Mid staffs NHS report is an indication of Labour failure in NHS.

    The uncovered but previouly Hidden , covered up investigation at Furness NHS, under tory watch is an indication of how the NHS has changed

  189. 189
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Oh deary me

    When can we expect knock knock on Langley,s door

  190. 190
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Poor guido.

    Youre ….”this is todays line”. Email from oz scum hole lynton is wearing thin

  191. 191
    nellnewman says:

    JeremyHunt said tonight “….there has to be accountability within the NHS for people’s actions when something goes wrong.”

    I hope he means that and we’ve finally turned a corner away from the corrupt nhs with it’s highly paid worthless managers spending their time intimidating people with legitimate complaints into silence – because I for one , finally,want justice !!

  192. 192
    Builder burg balls says:

    Vote UKip get me and milliband

  193. 193
    Historian says:

    You are right


    And therer still remains the question

    How did this crook get from being a fiddling purchaser of a little house in Noting Hill to the recent purchaser of a £10 million Regents Park house while being a Minister or European Commissioner

    Without taking some heavy bribes along the way?

  194. 194
    nellnewman says:

    Is that what the beeb is saying?

    ukip have fallen back to 12% of the weekly polls and respect is polling less than the pollen count at the moment . talk about the beeb losing the plot -pathetic!!

  195. 195
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Errrrrrrrrr……no cover ups…….errrrrrr until May 2010.

    Errrrrrrrrrr….being caught trying to cover up, then claim the high ground once caught…errrrrr. Can hardly be seen as transparency

    Go away apologist

  196. 196
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    The clue is in the threads

    Guido hates public servents…..errrrr. But NO thread about QCC.

    Errrrrr coz Hunt and His former fuckwit are fucked….apologist

  197. 197
    nellnewman says:

    “The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, says a report on banking standards shows the sector needs to change to dissuade bankers from ‘reckless misconduct'”

    My God the man’s a stand up comedian!!

    How about a report bullyballs that shows labour chancellors and their advisors (ie you!) need regulation to dissuade them from reckless conduct such as selling the taxpayers gold at brown bottom and the rest!!?

  198. 198
    Historian says:

    Interesting footnote from Parliamentary Report of the Mandelson mortgage scandal

    “First the main players in the business. Apart from Mandelson and the ex-trade minister Geoffrey Robinson, these are the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in Public Life (Elizabeth Filkin), the firm of solicitors appointed by the Britannia Building Society to report on Mandelson’s mortgage application (Herbert Smith Solicitors), Mandelson’s solicitor (Stephen Wegg-Prosser of Wegg-Prosser and Farmer – WPF) and Mandelson’s personal aide (Ben Wegg-Prosser).”

    Herbert Smith already involved (who we dsicussed in other matters this morning (where Chuka trained)

    And Webb-Prossser who is heavily involved with Mandelson’s Oligarch Moscow Operations right now…

    Wheels within wheels

    Scandals within scandals

  199. 199
    Suspicious wrap on the police van floor says:

    And of course Filkin was hounded out of office by the cooks in Parliament who thought she was taking her job a bit too seriously. What a nest of vipers !http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-479751/Hounding-decent-woman-Labours-brutal-campaign-destroy-ethics-watchdog-Elizabeth-Filkin.html

  200. 200
    Historian says:

    And here are the top Labour Party links to Herbert Smith


    Invine, Blair and Cherie among others…

  201. 201
    nellnewman says:

    In every major hospital across the country there are hundreds upon hundreds of worthless managers, paper pushers , paperclip counters, many hell bent on writing scary intimidating letters to patients who have dared to voice legitimate complaints about scandalous NHS mistreatment and misdiagnosis.

    Their job is to intimidate such patients into silence and prevent them from pursuing legitimate complaints by insinuating they may be subject to legal measures if they continue .

    These managers are paid in excess of £60k a year plus generous expenses and gold plated pensions.

    If they were all done away with the NHS would be financially viable!!!

  202. 202

    Oh Jesus H Christ!

    I was talking about the recent findings, concerning dark matter, of the Niels Bohr Institute to a Norwegian friend of mine who is based in Denmark and there were two stunning women in their early 20s within range both with long tresses and totally stark bollock naked (without the bollocks obviously.) Shaving is the norm still so one gets treated to an uninterrupted view of the favourite playground.

    I struggled, but just managed by supreme effort of will to sustain my review of the multiple universe possibilities. But I would trade it all for (cannot complete this sentence without incriminating myself beyond redemption…)

    Thanks for asking.

  203. 203
    Now can we expect criminal charges to follow starting off with misconduct in public office ? says:

    Promoted way above the competence no doubt. Then again to be fair so are many men in similar pen pushing positions. Bullshitters the lot of them.

  204. 204

    Brilliant. Tell me what model Porche you want and we can get started in the morning.

  205. 205
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    I saw him once, with Yvette, on a train. First Class, obviously.

  206. 206
    Now can we expect criminal charges to follow starting off with misconduct in public office ? says:

    Re the latest NHS scandal http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/#a04

  207. 207
    Tony Soprano says:

    That Balls fella is real oobatz. He come to my town talkin’ shit. He still owes me the vig on the 10 G loan. And that moulignan Chuka’s a pain in the ass too. He reckons he’s gonna be capo one day. Fuhgeddaboutit!

  208. 208

    At the bottom of this message is that the Labour party leaders, from their formation, don’t add up to a packet of fags.

  209. 209
    Question Brine says:

    I know some of you usually avoid Question Time but tonight’s show sounds like it’ll be a corker. On the panel are Boris Johnson, Russell Brand, Melanie Phillips, Ed Davey and Tessa Jowell.

    Brand vs Phillips should prove popcorn worthy.

  210. 210
    Universal Hiss says:

    I’m afraid it’s still same old.

    SNP 9,Labour 8,Limps 4,Cons 1. Scotland is a two horse race with vast regional differences.The Limps seem to still have a stronghold in the Western Isles & a few pockets in the central belt made up of students & loonies.

    The weegies favour the benefits party as always with a sprinkling of SNP.

    Edinburgh is all over the place.

    N.E.Scotland is the home of the SNP. It’s rather odd.This part of the world is populated with farmers & fishermen.Was very Conservative until the SNP started making inroads in the late 70’s. They swopped conservatism for left wing somthingism(no one really understands what the SNP stand for).

    Aberdeen can’t make up it’s mind. Too rich these days with the oil industry.Them in it probably don’t bother to vote.Usual scrum between 4.

    Only 6 people vote conservative & 3 people vote green.

    UKIP & Respect would not even give a little blip on most peoples radar.

  211. 211
    Universal Hiss says:

    Thank-you. I’d forgotton about that. I hate all of them. Will be like watching Nosferatu meets The Apprentice.

  212. 212
    Jack says:

    The main thug having been Mandelson as Oborne shows

    Perverting the course of justice…

  213. 213

    I lived in Hove Actually for 21 years before emigrating. It turned from a lovely town, quite separate from Brighton, to an adjunct to the Communist metropolis. The one good thing is that the double-income shirt-lifter brigade drove property prices up to a level which has helped to sustain my existence ever since.

    Life can really sometimes be that stupid. I took the money and ran.

  214. 214
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    If George is Jeffrey / Ed is deffo Bungle.

  215. 215

    When the future has been pledged to buggery, there is only rhetoric left.

  216. 216
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Ed Davey – What a Luvvy! While he can talk the talk he can’t well, you know the rest. Listen to him patter on about ‘fairness and the EU’, you’d think he like other liberals wants a cheeky girl with no comeback, many kids and family paid for by the tax-paying not cash-in-hand workers. Yet on a local level is a total snobbish NIMBY…

  217. 217
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    And what about hope?

  218. 218
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Me like monster cock up me bumhole……

  219. 219
    King George V says:

    Bugger Brighton and Hove.

  220. 220
    Vote Tory for (as yet undisclosed) expenses claims says:

    Lucky his day is past, total masonic idiot. Hope springs somewhere, only in the US at the mo.

  221. 221
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Fuck off and do one nell

  222. 222

    Surely Glasgow/Edinburgh belt decides for the whole of Scotland. Take Aberdeen out of the NE and what have you got left? Dundee, Inverness, Perth and Fife don’t add up to a ball of fog.

    Do you have a feeling for what is going on in Argyll, and the Western Isles BTW?

  223. 223
    Universal Hiss says:

    Good for you. Quite ironic that you made a few bob from communists.

    Take it were you can.

  224. 224

    Bugger Bognor, shurely?

  225. 225
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Fucking pedant

  226. 226

    It is ironic.

    I know that you must feel the pressure of the political nonsense in your neck of the woods from what you post.

    I cannot express adequately in words what walking away from the prison which my home town had become in terms of its effect upon my outlook.

    Why did I not do it earlier?

  227. 227

    Yes! On both counts! :-)

  228. 228
    Judge Dread says:

    We know

  229. 229
    Judge Dread says:

    You fuck off Taff, you c’unt.

  230. 230
    Frederick says:

    The religion of peace strikes again

    Found this tucked away on the BBC website


  231. 231
    nellnewman says:

    So what did bullyballs say in his after dinner speech?

    ‘ladies and gentleman – I am so proud of the fact that the co-op’s busted bank is paying me £50k a a year whilst it is making sure the pensioners who have invested in it are left destitute. gordon, my mentor, was particularly fond of making sure that pensioners were robbed of their savings and pensions. He would be proud of me”!!!

  232. 232
    Saffron says:

    From small beginnings as the workers society the Cooperative Society has become all that is wrong with this liebour bunch of tossers,were many of them are supported by the Coop.
    Ed Bollicks is one of them and there are many others.
    When oh when are the people of this country going to wake as to how they are being conned.
    This country is now in shit state compliments of our so called parliament stooges who appear to be lacking grey matter.

  233. 233
    nellnewman says:

    Ah neo nuts, touched a nerve did I ? You’re an overpaid NHS manager employed to intimidate maltreated patients into silence are you?

  234. 234
    Universal Hiss says:

    I’m not sure about that central belt stuff Cat.It wouldn’t explain the rise of the SNP. I’ll have to look into it but not now.I’m on the wrong side of a bottle of frisky red.

    As for Argyll, no.

    I’d forgotton about all the souls in Dumfries & Galloway. I know nothing of that area.It might as well be Kent.

    That’s why Nell & others makes me laugh.She knows as much about Scotland & her politics as I do about Papua New Guinea.

    Although Scotland still remains within the U.K. it’s a separate country,with it’s own legal,education & N.H.S. much to the betterment of Scottish people.

    Nell would say this is because I’m stealing money out of her purse.She is wrong.The subsidy junky was disproved with the publication of the McCrone report 30 years after it was buried by Labour.

    I’m confused by the economic & political aspects of separation because no one will give me straight answers.

    I’d just like no mud slinging from north & south of the border.

  235. 235
    nellnewman says:

    It’s not just Guido who hates public servants so do most of us who pay our taxes, struggle to get care through the NHS for our loved one’s, struggle with local government and planning authorities and on and on…

    Public servants have become hateful dictators who have forgotten the meaning of being a public servant!!!

  236. 236
    Tachybaptus says:

    Nell’s smashing return of service blasts low over the net and hits Taffy square in the goolies.

  237. 237
    A tube says:

    Apparently Dam Mary Peters was in the audience for his speech in Belfast, where he quoted Seamis Haney

  238. 238
    Universal Hiss says:

    Thank-you for not being a spelling pedant. Grins.

    I’m thinking of escaping but depends on the probate I’m getting to grips with at the moment.This requires both Scottish & English solicitors.I fear the drinks all round will be for Grabbit & Mc Runn at my expense.

  239. 239
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    Piss off and do some knitting you old bag

  240. 240
    Paul Marks says:

    What has happened to contract law? The bond holders should not be “wiped out”- they should be able to call for the Coop bank to be wound up, and have first call on its assets (including the loan to the Labour party).

  241. 241
    Mitt Romney says:

    And you thought my calling Ed Miliband by his title (or what I thought it was– out of courtesy) was a laugh-riot. Even if it had been true that I had forgotten his name, I at least didn’t call him Milli Vanilli or something equally ridiculous.

  242. 242
    Islam is the Religion of Violence says:

    Why the f*ck was he taken to a hospital after being arrested. Surely he should have been taken to the nearest lamppost.

  243. 243
    Fat Tony D'Amico, of the Springfield Brugad, says:

    Are you making fun of me? You think I’m funny? Funny how? Like a clown? I amuse you? How the fuck am I funny?

    Heh heh. Just a little joke. Go ahead, you can laugh. Just not too much. Joe Pesci got that one from me, BTW.

    Just a word to the wiseguy, Tony: us Goombahs from the old school were always taught “Those who talk about us don’t know, and those who know about us don’t talk.” Sta zitto, and be thought a friend of ours, or be a chiecchiarone, and be thought a gavone– it’s up to you. If you’re a friend of ours, you know what I’m saying. And if you’re a gavone, you don’t, but you’re going to find out. Soon. All I’m going to say right now, capisce?

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    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    I demand a recount !!!!

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    UKID DING says:


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    Obama usually makes hiss gaffs when unscripted. Check out the large number of his cock-ups on YouTube. By the way, Obama isn’t so smooth when unscripted – long pauses, ums and ers, banalities and inanities to compensate for meaningful dialogue. Oh, and he makes sure he his given the questions beforehand by sycophantic interviewers – and still he is able to cock up when under pressure. Remember him calling the Falklands Islands the Maldives, saying Hawaii was in Asia, calling the U.S. Marine Corps “the Marine Corpse, referring to his “Muslim religion before being corrected by his interviewer, saying a soldier receiving a medal from him was dead when he was standing in front of him? The list goes on and on.

  247. 247
    Anonymous says:

    you are a pseudo intellectual twat

  248. 248
    Sion Simon says:

    He stuffed Luciana’s Burger didn’t he? She seems to be working her way around any Liebor twots on the make.

  249. 249
    albacore says:

    Is Labour’s loan repayable on demand
    And, perchance, secured by a mortgage on land?
    How very nice and tasty if that were so
    Expert Ed could advise the CoOp to go
    For demand and, if unsatisfied, the bums
    To evict him and all of his party chums

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    The shocking truth says:

    Whilst we are looking at Lasagne balls and his piece-meal dinner speeches, anyone who is not an arse-hole, and that does include Jesus, should be trying to get on board the Braz!l bandwagon.

    Their Olympics, with Miss Bum-Bum and lots of tasty latin beats are going to knock the shit out of that demonic effort we had in London last year.

    Someone needs to seriously take Danny Boyle down a peg or two:

    Your Olympic Intro like your films was S**H**I**T !

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  252. 252
    The BBC Causes Serious Mental llness says:

    @UH: Thank you for the summary – very informative.

    Agree with you, not sure what SNP are really about. I do not want to say they are national socialist, but from what I have seen so far I cannot think of a better label. However, nothing like the other national socialists from across the channel.

    It is surprising how Conservatives have been coerced left. They may yet live to see the error of that decision.

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    …says the bitter Anonymong making an existential statement about a thought experiment. Pfft!

  254. 254
    Anonymous says:

    How many of these fuckers are common purpose ‘graduates’?

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    Negativity is the biggest enemy. The UK seems to produce it on an industrial scale. Good luck!

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    I think that The BBC Causes Serious Mental llness has stolen my entire script here. :-)

    I agree word for word with him (except of course for the spelling of his moniker ;-)).

  258. 258
    polythesis says:

    David Cameron, slippier than a greased eel in a barrel of oil. Knowing that his lies about some kind of renegotiation and repatriation of powers have been found out is now peddling the fantasy of an EU free trade deal with the USA as a method of making EU political assimilation of the UK more palatable. No thanks Mr Greasy, no amount of turd polishing will make the EU more appealing.

  259. 259
    JH932489234293 says:

    I bet they tried to prevent him having free and private use of the hospital’s luxury Islamic prayer room. He was only defending his rights.

  260. 260
    Birdy Brain says:

    NOW THEN……

    WHAT was that thread we were all discussing yesterday about the absolute necessity to have WOMEN at the top of every organisation in the country?

    Scuse me while I go and puke again.

  261. 261
    Tur left at the lighthouse says:

    Well for twenty quid “expenses” in me pokit, a free t-shert and a boxa prawn sarnies – wot’s not to like?

  262. 262
    JH932489234293 says:

    Imagine if this shit had happened under a Conservative government.

    You, the Guardian, the BBC, and every other professionally offended lefty twat would go on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on about it.

    The BBC would have 24/7 blanket ‘coverage’ like they tried on with the phone hacking manufactured-hysteria festival, co-ordinated with their print wing and backed by frequent 10 minute broadcasts to the nation by Ed Balls.

    But it happened under Labour, so lets all pretend it’s all a storm in a teacup eh.

  263. 263
    Matilda says:

    Your first word is utterly superfluous, as is the fifth.

    There, fixed it for you.

  264. 264
    Matilda says:

    Hell hath no fury…..etc

  265. 265
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Shirley Williams was admirably competent at completely fucking up the future of most of England’s children when her ejikshin reforms were introduced in the 1960s.

  266. 266
    JH932489234293 says:

    Tory head?

    Labour, the BBC and the Guardian would be engaged in a 24/7 effort to literally bring down the government if this shit had happened on Dave’s watch.

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    You can spray as much tear gas in my face as you like but I will still not like homosexuals says:

    Have you read what Moodys have said about this Bank ?

    Quite frankly if you have an account there with any money in it then you must be brain dead.

  268. 268
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Any further violence on show?

  269. 269
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Might there be a common purpose to this little list?

  270. 270
    JH932489234293 says:

    Kabul was quite trendy and cosmopolitan in the 60s. The likes of Peter Sellers used to go there on holiday.

    As is so often the case, a socialist uprising in the 70s ensured that misery was from then on to be equally shared apart from a tiny progressive elite at the top.

  271. 271
    Anonymous says:

    Waitrose prices for Tescos food.

  272. 272
    sue chef says:

    The steak got a grilling, The fish was battered, Coffee beans roasted and the cream was whipped.

  273. 273
    Fact Hunt says:

    In reaction to school kitchens having to close due to kids bringing more packed lunches some arrogant bitch just said on sky news ‘…there’s no regulation as to what is in a packed lunch’. Where do they get these people from?

  274. 274
    Julia Middleton says:

    That’s very good. They have all been operating outside their authority. They must now build coalitions. They must be able to lead to the outer circle of controlling society.

  275. 275
    Anonymous says:

    The Tories will never form a majority government again, they could not even get a majority against Brown the worst PM in living memory and they did that all on their own without UKIP.

    The times they are changing, vote UKIP, join UKIP.

  276. 276
    Gordon Brown says:

    Won’t you play with my ding a ling?

  277. 277
    Nigella Forage says:

    ….And get a free offshore account with every leader

  278. 278
    Today is Friday says:

    Why is everyone here so obsessed with this Balls character.

    When it came to handing out those First Class PPE degrees i accept that Balls was regarded as slightly brighter than Cameron and this partly explains Cameron’s strops but it is no great thing.

    The point is because of his stammer balls will never in a million years hold top office. his best bet is to get a staff job somewhere in the financial publishing sector where he can better marshall his arguments.

    On the other hand he could go back to being Shadow Education Secretary. that would really finish off M ichael Gove

  279. 279
    Ed Bollocks says:

    It’s the Labour parties bank though. Oh i see what you mean

  280. 280
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    In the same cupboard as Chilcott’s opus.

  281. 281
    Anonymous says:

    respect is polling less than the pollen count at the moment

    Lol brilliant!

  282. 282
    Anonymous says:

    500,000 last year.

  283. 283
    Captain Builder burg balls ( from inflatable life raft) says:

    I don’t think there is any evidence to show that

  284. 284
    The answer is Blowers in the wind says:

    Keep taking the pills

  285. 285
    H Patter says:

    Don’t forget Baldemort. His rehab is going too well.

  286. 286
    Anonymous says:

    500,000 in under Cameron last year alone.

  287. 287
    Larry The Cat says:

    Dont keep taking the pills as you are. Double the dose

  288. 288
    Larry The Cat says:

    Comprehensive schools and one of Gordon’s new Universities. If we ever get a Fascist Government they will be the Gauleiters

  289. 289
    Ed's Financial Advisor says:

    I have – £3 million in mine. I am very happy but the pensioners who loaned me the money may not be

  290. 290
    Ed's Financial Advisor says:


  291. 291
    Packed-lunch Watch says:

    Common Purpose!

  292. 292
    Anonymous says:

    Desperation from the Mirror.

    Ask them who gave them the photoshopped Facebook feed of Alex Woods so he can prosecute.


  293. 293
    Baldrick says:

    I have a cunning plan

  294. 294
    Watch Watch says:

    From uncommon people.

  295. 295
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Yes enjoy all the rioting and burning cities in Brazil. LOL

  296. 296
    I bribed Labour and they're cheap says:

    Good morning

    I am annoyed

    Why did Labour ask for bribes when they are ripping off the pensioers who lent to Coop Bank?

    Are there no limits to the financial depravity of these people?

  297. 297
    Niece fucker says:

    If I say mate a lot, speak with an effected accent and throw in a few big words, will the QT audience cheer my every word too?

  298. 298
    JadedJean says:

    BWW – Ad homs, Ad homs.

    If you disagree with what BW has said, address the particular argument.

    Melanie Phillips on QT last night really did lose it and it revealed quite a lot about her and her kind. The hissy fit that she threw was classic narcisstic rage (an aspect of NPD). What it all did expose was that she is an Is’rael firster living and benefitting from living in the UK, effectively under false pretences.

    It was also noted, that when an Asian woman in the audience raised the question about the hypocrisy of Iran being a fully paid up member of the NPT whereas Is’rael (which covertly posesses nuclear arms) gets away with its bellicose attitude to Iran’s POTENTIAL nuclear threat. Boris first asked to answer the question which he neatly sidestepped the Is’rael part of the question…afterwhich the J’ewish Chair on QT, David Dimbleby, effectively shouted “move along, move along, nothing to see here, we’ve not much time…next question please!”

  299. 299
    Anonymous says:

    “The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has admitted he made “a mistake” by setting up a trust fund in an offshore tax haven. A mistake? What, he meant to put the money under his mattress and took the wrong turn at the top of the stairs? Lying hypocrite just like the rest, something anyone with any sense at all has long known about Farage and his crew.”

  300. 300
    Anonymous says:

    “The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has admitted he made “a mistake” by setting up a trust fund in an offshore tax haven. A mistake? What, he meant to put the money under his mattress and took the wrong turn at the top of the stairs? Lying hypocrite just like the rest, something anyone with any sense at all has long known about Farage and his crew.”

  301. 301
    Blairsnemesis says:

    Mr Farage, you may try to be the common man down the pub but you’re a standard greedy, fuckwit Tory. Still, it’s good that you’re slowly being exposed as a hypocrite and the Trojan horse for the Tories. Any non-swivel-eyed person who thinks UKIP is the answer should be starting to see what they really stand for by now.

  302. 302
    Cardinal Biggles says:

    Yep, the good old overland hippy route to India in the 60’s:

    London – Istanbul, Tehran, Herat, Kandahar, Kabul, Peshawar, Lahore, India.

    I doubt many would drive that route nowadays in their old VW campervan.

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Brand is an absolute arsehole. He had more soundbites than all the politicians put together. That’s right innit mate, mate, mate, mate, mate.
    And as for Tessa Jowell, she is typical hypocritical labour, admitted labour cocked up on banking regulation but tried to turn it round as the tories fault. Are all labour people stupid, is it a pre-requisite?

  304. 304
    Tom Catesby says:

    Was Filkin not told at the interview that the real purpose of her job was only to act as a smokescreen, to fool joe and jane public, not to actually sniff out naughty MPs’?

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    Where to gov? says:


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    The shocking truth says:

    As I did in London a couple of years back, and may yet again do so again soon.

    Brazillian Miss Bum Bum’s are much more tasty than Ye Olde London Skank.

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