June 25th, 2013

Dave Says Goodbye to Rohan

It was Rohan Silva’s leaving do on Monday. Rohan was the last remaining Downing Street SpAd in the radical mould of Steve Hilton. The father of Tech-City is off to EC1 to realise his inner tech-entrepreneur ambitions.

The PM spoke at his leaving do and said he was

“…not sure if this is a leaving do or a wake for James Forsyth’s column…”

Whatever could Dave have meant?


  1. 1
    UKID DING says:


    • 15
      Ed Miliband says:

      Apparently, I’m sometimes confused with Bert from Sesame Street. This is grossly unfair as I’m sure Bert is a very able muppet. What’s more, his colleague The Count would make a better shadow chancellor than Ed Balls as he at least has basic numeracy skills.


      • 33
        Ed Balls says:

        I am sometimes confused with H!tler.

        This is a problem as Adolf was a socialist.


        • 44
          David Cameltoe PM says:

          I am sometimes confused, too.
          Sorry– I tell a porky!
          I am confused, full stop.


          • Dyslexic Dave from dingy Dagenham says:

            I’ve always though of you as THE count amongst a party of counts in the labour party Ed – but spelling was never my strong point.


      • 40
        the right hand of hammer and sickie says:

        all the world is held in the palm of the right hand.
        when the 2 right hands shake…
        the queen wears gloves.
        hence any news on Sir Chilcot?


        • 43
          the right hand of hammer and sickie says:

          when the two right hands meet and shake on it..


          • On the right hand of Buddha, a JAEGER-LECOULTRE GYROTOURBILLON 1 small mole and a says:

            .. it becomes the sound of one twat clapping himself.


          • a dusty world. says:

            labels have power.
            the power is in the label.
            having said that like drifts towards like.


    • 121
      Uwe Balacoco says:

      The home secratery meets the parents of stephen lawrence, please lets get over it, most people dont have a say in things why are they getting so much attention. What about the soldier who was murdered recently will the home secratery meet with his parents, I think not


      • 130
        Racists says:

        Why do the media always refer to Stephen Lawrence as “the black teenager”, as though that was his only achievement in life?


  2. 2
    Tom Arto says:

    Why can’t these foreign types spell ‘silver?’


  3. 3
    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    Is that the bloke who writes for the Express?


  4. 4
    Sit Petra says:

    That’s interesting Guido, (blows head off with shotgun).


  5. 5
    Left to my own devices says:

    I’ve just read that the boss of state sponsored ethnic cleansing firm ATOS has received a pay rise worth almost £300,000.

    Not bad from a government who claims the country’s broke.

    There’s a fortune to be made from mass extermination of the less fortunate


    • 6
      M102 says:

      He’s obviously on some kind or performance pay package.


      • 7
        M102 says:



        • 27
          CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

          and ATOS have really perfomed.

          They cut out the upper NHS.

          They asked people for proof. Lots didn’t even attempt it).

          The story is not ATOS, it’s the MASS fraud against the taxpayer before it! Don’t be distracted.


          • Lady Twinkle says:

            the world is hammer and sickie.


          • me says:

            carryhole – you’re a fucking twat

            fraud is 0.5% and you know it but just cant help yourself
            fuck off you bastard


          • CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

            Fraud is massive.

            That’s why so many didn’t even bother to reply or turn up to assessments.

            Go ATOS, kicking fraudulent tax leeches!


    • 8
      The NHS is safe in Labour's hands ... or maybe not says:

      There’s a fortune to be made from mass extermination of the less fortunate

      Rather like the £500,000 salary plus gold plated pension of NHS Chief Executive Murderer David “I was a member of the Communist Party in the 80s” Nicholson.


      • 36
        Once fine NHS says:

        Or even by playing pass the patient as I have had for weeks between hospital and GP, the former prescribing a drug which the latter refuses to endorse as it should not be used for more than one month. Lies, cancelled appointments by the hospital and disinterest by both are the order of the day. Expect to find a brief shortly!


        • 114
          Matilda says:

          He is also a fully paid up member of Common Porpoise. I don’t think we are going to have enough piano wire for all these people (if that’s what they are!).


    • 9
      The NHS is safe in Labour's hands ... or maybe not says:

      Any comment about the 1,200 patients exterminated at Stafford?


    • 16
      angry says:

      Drop in the ocean really when you consider those demanding payment for being medically afflicted for years espousing a sham excuse. Social security is meant to be for the sick in society, not those swinging the lead.
      The sooner the dregs at the bottom and the NHS scum at the top of the compromised barrel are removed the better for those in actual need.


    • 25
      CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

      Haha mass extermination of the shirkers. They’ll have to get off taxpayer’s back now.

      Those panels are run by actual disabled people. No wonder you sound worried, you might actually have to get out of bed.


  6. 10
    Sit Petra says:


    So now we are second class citizens?.


    • 53
      Lady Twinkle says:

      to be first amongst equals, fulfil.
      life purpose is not to breed in order to pass responsibility.
      hence the concept of lady and ladies in waiting is naff.
      it is a division.


    • 88
      NE Frontiersman says:

      According to the clip, the self-employed certainly seem to be.


  7. 11
    Left to my own devices says:

    The gap between the rich and the poor in this country is increasing.

    Basic costs, housing, transport, heating, food are all increasing and have been for some time.

    This Government is reducing the welfare bill by targeting low paid families, those without jobs, the disabled and those unable to move into housing with less bedrooms!

    And there is worse to come

    And where possible stopping all benefits completely, for any excuse”

    So why is there any surprise that people are going hungry, are unable to cope, are losing it with the job centre …… these are facts, they are happening, and they are caused by a deliberate policy of this Government, a course it has chosen to take when there are other options available!

    It is obvious that many many people have not been impacted by these cuts at all and choose to ignore, disbelieve or deny the reality of the situation.

    There is no real political representation for those at the bottom of the heap, there’s no wealth trickling down, and there’s very little hope.

    But there is great risk in ignoring their growing anger, but I expect no response from this shameful Government


    • 13
      Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

      I’m afraid there’s no money left.


      If there’s no money left, how can it trickle down ?


    • 23
      Living on lentils under the government says:

      Hi Left to my own devices,

      I want to tell you a shocking story about the poor and about low wages. Tiari Sanchez is a 14 year old girl who, in tears, has spoken about how her family eat lentils for a week because they have so little money. Her mother, Sandra, 43, and grandmother, Marta Rozas, 62, work 40 hours a week as cleaners in the Treasury for £6.95 an hour. Her mother said “‘I have a very hard job, sometimes after work I can hardly walk as my legs hurt so, I have to clean two floors.”

      Disgusting isn’t it? I think you’d agree it IS disgusting.

      Oh, one thing I forgot to mention is that Tiari and her mother made those comments in May 2010.


    • 31
      CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:


      It’s important that we CUT TAX NOW, and that means cutting failure rewards now too.

      Only by ending success punishments and failure rewards will the economy grow.

      There’s no wealth to loot.


    • 65
      Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

      Thank goodness my benefits are solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.


      • 115
        Pedro el Pizzaman says:

        That’s what they used to say about Mts Etna and St Helens. Better get the baked beans and popcorn in while there is still time.


  8. 14

    If Ian Brady killed children for the existential experience, what did Andy Burnham kill for?


    • 18
      angry says:

      Ever get the feeling that the failings in the NHS have been common knowledge for many at the top for ages.
      Danny Boyle’s Olympic ceremony had to take precedence and Burnham was only too grateful to have somebody covering his back,delaying the inevitable.


      • 41
        Film Critic says:

        Danny Boyle’s films are shit.

        His Olympic NHS routine missed the bit where the families of murdered patients strung up civil servants / management and other ass-holes involved when the criminal justice system failed to act.

        He had a golden opportunity, but spunked it away portraying scenes which would get most people prosecuted under child p0rn legislation in that sequence.

        What we need is a remake by someone who knows what they’re doing.

        Polanski would do a better and more accurate job.


        • 52
          Tay King-dePisse says:

          It’s been said, by minds more knowledgeable in the subject than mine, that an advert can be cleverer than hell, but if you don’t remember the product or service it was flogging, it failed.

          So it really doesn’t matter how good/bad qua artistic performance it was, if you remember what it was selling, it was successful.

          Of course, Mr Mel Brooks achieved that same sort of immortality as did Danny Boyle, with his famous “Springtime” number in The Producers as well. One is not likely to quickly forget that bit of artistic genius anytime soon! Brooks, however, had tongue firmly planted in cheek. One hesitates in polite company to say where Boyle’s tongue seemed to have been firmly planted.


          • Gonk says:

            “Glow worm” central heating tv ads. So shit they remain lodged firmly in the memory nearly 40 years later.


          • discover and channel says:

            there is such a thing as a worm hole, through which all discovery is made.
            once discovered the feeling is nice.


          • CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

            >annihilate / murder / collapse the NHS

            Put it on the manifesto and vast numbers will vote for it. We all know it’s crap and getting even more producer captured.


    • 19
      Fishy says:

      To demostrate his Socialist / Fabian zeal?


      • 32
        CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

        Socialism always leads to shortage, because at it’s core is a shortage or morality.


        • 57
          Serve the crown. start by watchin it. says:

          on breast milk, does the baby feel shortage.
          does a loved man feel shortage. though after a while it may not be enough.
          holistic abundance compressed is only possible, when the heart is seen as cheap and given away. The brain needs to compress so only its crown is visible.


    • 30
      Bazinga! says:

      Thousands murdered at the hands of Nu Labia and the NHS yet the left wing media only blame the Tories.


    • 35
      Point of Information says:

      Shit and giggles.


    • 42
      Ex NHS Consultant (now overseas) says:

      The rot began to set in around 15 years ago, when Nursing became Academic. The traditional vocational role of the nurse was fragmented, and real nursing care was largely devolved to care assistants. Now nurses have degrees and doctorates, and spend most of their day writing Care Plans at the nurses’ station (too much ‘planning’, not enough ‘doing’… but the accountability trail always looks great on paper).
      Doctors could predict where this was heading, but, to their collective shame, stayed quiet, preferring to think it was none of their business.
      Nurses don’t need degrees. They need empathy, advocacy, common sense and practicality, just like always. Maybe have a parallel academic track for about 10%.

      I note the UKIP manifesto contains a commitment to restoring vocational nurse training again. Massively sensible.


      • 82
        CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

        No, It started at the start.

        Wrong from day #1


      • 89
        Anonymous says:

        It makes me so angry reading ill informed comments like the one from “NHS Consultant”now overseas.The whole NHS has changed over the last 20 years, the way patients are treated has improved and is a lot more technical, it isnt feasable to have nurses who are not trained to degree level as they are now expected to take on a lot of what were DRs tasks previously.To talk about a return to Vocational training is stupid,why should every other role in Hospitals be degree level DRs,Physios, OT, Speech therapy, dieticians, etc etc and Nurses not be ?


        • 92
          NHS Mole says:

          The Consultant is right. Nurses don’t need degrees. But nurses and managers now collude to have us believe they do.

          If I was sick in hospital, I would rather be under the care of a vocationally-trained nurse, than some B.N. who can recite 49 causes of a collapsed lung, but who would not notice that it was actually collapsed.

          If nurses want to do doctors’ work, then let them go off to medical school and become doctors.


          • Village Idiot says:

            ..People with degrees have infiltrated every part of the public sector.mps’,nurses,social workers and government civil service and,the result?????No practical or logical skills,just airy fairy acedemia,and an air of entitlement,”because i got a degree”,well,it counts for very little in the real world and has been the cause of untold suffering,cover up and pass the buck!!!!Incompetence at degree level,just a badge to hide behind??


        • 93
          Bazinga! says:

          @90 yes but the nurses are NOT giving basic care. They may need to have a greater academic background these days, but that should not be at the expense of the basics.


        • 94
          Anonymous says:

          You both argue around a point “degree level”

          But neither of you recognise that in the old days the education of a nurse was much higher than the current degrees.

          Most old nurses knew more about sewers and drainage than building inspectors know now. As a child I learnt the reasons for a lot of design issues from nursing texts.

          Nurses do need a full and practical education (which they do not get). However what they do not need is the superior attitude and jobs worth ideas that stop them taking responsibility.

          The management is generally now some sort of matrix idea where each task in a unit is managed by remote people. The only way to improve care is to make the person responsible the same person that is physically at the point of delivery. They used to be have titles like “Ward Sisters”. One person that is common to all task within a physical area.

          I knew one that was quite capable of having a doctor removed because it was the doctor that was infected. They used their own records to show trends and infection rates.


        • 105
          Point of Information says:

          ‘Ex NHS Consultant’ is correct Anon-n.

          However – it is not having degree’s which has upset the balance on nursing.

          More that the training received under the degree, whilst of questionable academic and practical value, lacks very much the core training of how to ‘care’ and be quick thinking.

          This is not so much about nursing, but is yet another indicator of the failed higher education system which nurses are inclined to go through now before starting their career.

          Replacing the ‘means to an end (salary)’ ethos that has crept into Higher Education with the older style – I do this because I want to be good in my field and be rewarded for that – with much more focus on the direct practical issues would fix the problem.

          The reason they hang around the stations writing plans is because that is what they have been trained to do in the course of their degree. They have not been trained in the art of nursing, or given the practical skills to be able to apply the knowledge which they have learned.

          (To the point of the other chap above on the collapsed lung)

          Many of them are functionally useless, know this, but are deceitfully covering their tracks to protect their positions, and in an occupation that deals with life / death situations each day that is a risk factor which has been unnecessarily inflated.

          Their culpability starts at the deceit, so they deserve to be criticized.


  9. 20
    fitzfitz says:

    Who is the muslim chappie on the right ?


  10. 24
    Fishy says:

    If you’ve not read this Telegraph piece by James Delingpole, I do recommend it. Not just for the piece itself which take the piss out of our wanabee PM and hero, Weird Ed, but for the reader comment from bill_badger (highest rated comment), who imagines how the Battle of Trafalgar might have been fought by Nelson under a Miliband administration.


    Poor Ed, he must have caught his Munchausen’s complex from the ‘man who saved the world’


  11. 26
    James Gandolfini RIP says:

    Greatest TV show ever.


  12. 29
    Bazinga! says:

    There is an awful lot of spinning by the left wing media to get the three women involved in the CQC scandal off the hook. But I also notice the same left wing media seem unwilling to put the blame the way of Andy Burnham.

    So just who does the lefty media blame? The only person they seem to be attacking is the current health secretary, which seems a bit odd since all these deaths occurred BEFORE the current government came to power.


    • 37
      Point of Information says:

      Hunt is a knob, but he is not a murderer.

      The media should be looking more at current (as was former) civil service.

      The sociopathic communist, David Nicholson is not out of the woods yet.

      His K’elly moment approaches.


    • 67
      Gonk says:

      Socialism created NHS untouchability so hardly surprising that mere patients dismissed as expendable, literally. Any criticism, from any source, bound to be made to vanish.


      • 72
        moments. says:

        in India untouchables clear/cleared…
        a billionaire has stated that the human race is not very good at cleaning its own mess……….hence a untapped market.
        David Lynch has been quoted as seeing beauty in the rotting away of a dead bird. Perhaps Mr Lynch understands death.


  13. 34
    Wyle Cop says:

    Do they sell tickets to the ladies’ showers at Wimbledon…?


  14. 39
    A nincumpoop says:

    And Carwyn says goodbye to Leighton.

    (For Welsh viewers only.)


  15. 46
    A Sardine says:

    Word is that the cod are now turning towards UKIP.


  16. 51
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    What, if anything, was ever radical about Steve Hilton?

    Wandering around in your carpet slippers does not count: that is a mild eccentricity .


    • 64
      Vincent Gigante, noted Mafia capo, says:

      Eh, mezza-mezza. I used to walk around in my slippers too– they called ME “eccentric.” Of course, walking around in my PJ’s and bathrobe, too, didn’t take anything away from the “eccentric” image, either. But then again, I really WAS a nut case; I just didn’t have schizophrenia/Alzheimer’s like I pretended to do, I was more your vicious paranoid psychopath. I don’t know this Hilton finucchio, but maybe he’s more than he appears. It’s possible– look at me.


  17. 54
    King Theoden says:

    Goodbye to Rohan!


  18. 56
    David Cameron's Hairy Hoover says:
    Haaaaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrryyyyyy Hooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrrrr,
       Much ado, but nothing done, Burnham free and the left in meltdown,
                      sucky, sucky, alien baby fucky, mucky,
                                            From the picture is missing,
            A Demented Abbot ?
     Loony Left falling out of bed, 
             the polak millipede is curiously out of control,
          murder, health, UKIP stealth,
                      Getcha letching at Wimbledon girls, next,
                   Shower cam, came, and gone,
    Haaaaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrryyyyyy Hooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrrrr.


  19. 66
    nellnewman says:

    Ah Rohan – another of those No10 hangers on that has had his hand in the bucket of water / endless pit of taxpayers money – and now he has taken his hand out no-one will even notice that he’s gone!

    When will our politicians realise they don’t need these worthless expensive people around them !


    • 77
      Let's hope says:

      Of course they don’t need them, unless they are so bloody hopeless that they cannot take a leak without a Spad holding their dicks…

      It’s like all the spin doctors

      The first modern politician who fires all the spin doctors, PR conartists and pollsters and follows a decent policy will win by a huge margin…It’s the card Farage is playing – with only one trick as a policy to do with his natural approach, which handicaps him…

      As for these hangers on:Spads/dick holders and bottle changers

      They do 12-24 months to build up their address book

      And then fuck off to the highest bidder

      Sad but true

      So we need one or two politicians who are honest, intelligent and radical (and a sense of humour, unlike Dave the Rave and the Vacuous Chipping Norton Set and Child Miliband and his henchmen)

      It is always possible that some talent will come out of the woodwork…


  20. 75
    Downing Street is fucked out says:

    With mugshots like that

    Hardly suprising the Government is lost

    Is No 10 Downing Street a work experience Academy?

    It certainly looks like it..

    Perhaps that is why Empty Ed wants to live there…


  21. 78
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    It was the other day that I heard Liam Byrne, one of labour’s many stand up comedians, state that he and Alistair Darling had a fiscal plan in place in 2010, that would, by now, have the country back on it’s feet. When is Byrne going to be appearing on Live at the Apollo?
    Byrne you are an idiot, and that’s praise indeed, oh and your face is so punchable.


    • 106
      Fishy says:

      So the Eurozone crises in Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Portugal would have no impact on the Darling plan, nor the fact that the wider economy of our nearest and biggest trading partner went tits-up.

      It was interesting that Balls-up on the Marr programme was circumspect about his own plans post 2015 should the unthinkable happen and Labour get back in. He was heavily caveating the economy’s prospects around the possibility that further global shocks may blow him off course.

      Of course, the Beeboid didn’t have the wit to pick him up on this, Balls having blamed Osborne, solely, for our lack of growth.


  22. 79
    Sylvio from Milan says:

    I mean to say there is nothing wrong with the police spying on the family of a murdered person .

    8 time out of 10 the murderer is a family member.

    Along comes Cameron and he starts shouting and throwing his weight about and demanding Enquiriies.

    And then he expects us to pay for all this.

    The guy is hopeless and seriously effecting our wealth.


    • 80
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Your dislike for Cameron shines through, however there were many more demanding an investigation before Cameron. If Cameron had not said anything, then you would have been one of the first to criticise him.


    • 109
      The Public says:

      The police are relatively honest


  23. 84
    Owen Jones says:

    Found a voucher in Chat magazine for 20p off a tube of anusol and I’m grateful for it.


  24. 85
    albacore says:

    Don’t tell us the P M’s got special advisers
    What do they tell him – how to brush his incisors
    Or to wipe other parts of his anatomy?
    ‘Cos if it’s owt else, there are no results to see
    Unless it’s to chillax and generally behave
    In a way befitting the legend, Do-Nowt Dave


    • 104
      unixcore says:

      gbuk:~public$ ps -eaf | grep gov
      501 666 120 0 2627.4 ?? 26297.4 /usr/sbin/coalition_government
      gbuk:~public$ sudo kill -9 666
      gbuk:~public$ ps -eaf | grep gov
      gbuk:~public$ sudo nohup /usr/sbin/ukip_government &
      gbuk:~public$ exit


  25. 91
    Saffron says:

    Too many mediocre people in this country in public office are to say the least absolute workwise disasters.
    These kinds of work disasters would IMHO not survive very long in private industry,in that they would not be able to afford them.
    Why then are taxpayers being asked to support a legion of complete and utter asshole suckers of the state teat,who apparently are not competent in delivering anything that would be of benefit to the people of this land.
    A case in point is the NHS and the QCC which is in the news right now,just who is taking responsibility for this death fiasco in our hospitals,well folks none of them,they are all running for cover and that is an absolute disgrace.
    Will we see people being held to account well probably not and this is the levels to which we have fallen.


  26. 95
    Is that it? says:

    Boo hoo Aussie, fuck off back home again. You arrogantly ruined the boat race, tough shit. Suck up the consequences


  27. 97
    Bazinga! says:

    Just seen an article on the news with people from Newcastle moaning about the closure of their local library and the boss of the council also moaning.

    Well take a look at the fucking salaries these cuuntz pay themselves and then ask where all the money goes.

    Perhaps if these cuuntz took a pay cut then the libraries could all stay open?



    • 108
      A Reader says:

      The Labour council in Waltham Forest was closing libraries well before the last elections. They pulped a quarter of a million books because they thought reading books was old-fashioned.


    • 123
      Newcassssle brown says:

      Look here! HTF do you think we can afford season tickets each year. They don’t come cheap you know. Just ask Kinnear or Pardew if you want further details.

      That fellow is dead right – it is very bleak in Newcastle these days.


  28. 112
    Sally Bercow says:

    Good luck to Rohan he has a bright tech future. Tory project with the Limp Dems is done – Labour to get in in 2015. Tories are no better than Liebour and have no ideas. People get the governments they deserve and collectively the Brits are fucking stupid.


  29. 116
    Shooty* says:

    Oh, god, no more Rohan! We’re doomed! How will we cope without the lighthouse of his intellect keeping policy from rocky shores, or his pushing for free wifi in areas where he lives?


    Wait… sorry, confused the twat with someone useful. My bad.


  30. 117
    P l e b says:

    So it’s News International UK now is it? Pure as driven snow.


  31. 124
    Owen Jones says:

    The Peoples Assembly had warned you of the “bear” market in Gold.

    GOLD 1,251.70 -23.10 -1.81%


  32. 125
    Dynamic Dave says:

    I say Guido — Wakey wakey — It’s 0830 am — We’ve got things to do. Taxpayers money to waste. Gay Marriage promotion. Etc. Etc.


  33. 126
    David Nicholson says:

    Killing 1,200 patients at Staffs was, for me, an existential experience.


    • 128
      St.Tone says:

      Right on. I find the deaths of 100,000 plus Iraqis so rewarding. I even got to be responsible for 400+ pointless deaths of U.K. troops in Afghanistan.

      Pearly Gates here I come!


  34. 134
    Candy & Candy says:

    What’s all this about Pippa & Boris and a mop topped tot ?


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