July 24th, 2013

LabourList Brings Blairite Benjamin Wegg-Prosser Onboard

Who you gonna call when you need some cash? None better than Mandy, who gets out the begging bowl in an email to LabourList subscribers this afternoon. “Dear Comrade, oops, colleague…”, begins the latest in a raft of requests for donations from the Labour blog. Could it be they are trying to wean themselves off their reliance on union gold?

LabourList are “proudly sponsored” by the GMB, CWU, Unite and Unison, though in April they added one Benjamin Wegg-Prosser to their ranks as a Managing Partner. Wegg-Prosser is a Mandelson protégé who went on to become Tony Blair’s Director of Strategic Communications, famously drafting theleaving the stage with the crowd wanting more memo. He is currently also the managing partner of Global Counsel, Mandy’s lobbying firm. If there is a coming battle for the heart and soul of the Labour Party, controlling the most popular Labour-affiliated website is a smart move… 


  1. 1
    Tachybaptus says:

    Who drew that evil picture?

  2. 2
    Expat Geordie says:

    “Popular Labour-affiliated website”. Surely that’s an oxymoron.

  3. 3
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Emphasis on the moron :-)

  4. 4
    Harriet Harperson says:

    We need MORE women on bank notes!

  5. 5
    Pissed off says:

    I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.
    In order to earn that pay cheque, I work on a rig for a drilling contractor. I am required to pass a random urine test for drugs and alcohol, with which I have no problem.
    What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test.
    Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a benefits cheque because I have to pass one to earn it for them?
    Please understand that I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.
    I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their arse drinking beer and smoking dope.
    Could you imagine how much money the government would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a benefit cheque?

  6. 6
    A Sad State of Affairs says:

    Oh not Peter “Big Tosser” Mandleson again. He really does just appears from cracks in the pavement.

    Why was he not properly investigated over his financial “irregularities” while he was just slippery old Mandleson on his way up. Now he is the “untouchable” all powerful multi, multi, millionare, friends of criminal billionaires and of course Bilderbirger, it’s too late.

  7. 7
    Damien Hirst says:

    ’twas me.

  8. 8
    New Mother. says:

    At the moment, granny-in-law is on all the banknotes (and coins). After that it will be pater-in-law, then my hubby, then my son, so up yours Hatty!

  9. 9
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    This Mr Wegg-Tosser must be OK if he was once associated with that nice Mr Blair.

  10. 10
    Joe says:

    The balance of females to males on notes is still imbalanced… the appearance of women is still higher than men or do people no longer see the Queen as a woman?

  11. 11
    Bill Quango MP - x says:

    Draw a monocle on and its a dead ringer for Jacob Rees-Mogg

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    They do not even have to pass the test that they actually exist.

  13. 13
    Len McCluskey says:

    I’m surprised Harriet Harperson wasn’t chosen, I’m sure we made her the only candidate.

  14. 14
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog.

  15. 15
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    I only smoke tobacco and rarely take alcohol although I must admit I spend a lot of time sitting on my ass.

    I doubt if all the money I spend on Amazon would affect any urine test.

    Therefore, my benefits remain as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar!

  16. 16
    Owen Jones says:

    What’s the worst thing about being a Muslim ?

    Being one.

  17. 17
    Bill Quango MP - x says:

    You are concerned they are taking the piss ?

  18. 18
    City of Dreaming Spires or Plain Bonkersness says:

    I know this is off topic for the above post but I have just been reading up on all the Claire Perry stuff.

    It is very, very worrying that someone who has been to Oxford, by that I mean an actual Oxford college, not just been on the bus to the city, can be so dim.

    Even more worrying when someone so dim gets to be democratically elected as an MP.

    We appear to be blessed with a Westminster Club of either pocket liners or those who are plain bonkers.

    …and as for Mr C taking heed of her bonkersness and trying to go all Chinese over censorship is also plain bonkers whilst at the same time extremely worrying.

  19. 19
    And who is we? Not me says:

    Labour need to modernise and get bang up to date! Same old union guff or the Toxic Tony Tribe. Time for Labour to purge themselves of these arseholes once & for all. Or they will remain in opposition for ever!

  20. 20
    Mark Oateη says:

    I love taking the piss.

  21. 21
    Man with Dyslexia says:

    Who is this Clegg tosser?

  22. 22
    And who is we? Not me says:

    Tony & Mandy’s tribe wish to enrich themselves, hence the need to control the Labour Party.

  23. 23
    Living in 44.98% white Londonistan says:

    Now I’m sure there’s more than one Owen.
    I mean, Tony, Gordon and Dave have been letting in 500,000 a year for over a decade now and apparently we need seven million more.

  24. 24
    Ed Moribund says:

    I’ve just realised something. The money tree Ed Balls gave me for Easter hasn’t produced any fivers. And I’ve told the unions to stuff it.

    If it doesn’t start growing tenners soon I could be in big financial trouble.
    Bigger if the magic beans don’t grow that beanstalk where the golden eggs can be found. I hope I planted them right..I did just as Gordon instructed.

  25. 25
    Tachybaptus says:

    I’m sure that the name Wegg-Prosser has belonged to many individuals of shining integrity, but there is something intrsinsically creepy about it. ‘Be quiet, child, or I’ll send for the wegg-prosser, and he’ll poison you with his foul breath, and smother you with his slime, and grip you with his tentacles, and rip you with his long green claws.’

  26. 26
    Living in 44.98% white Londonistan says:

    Well I wish they would enrich themselves, hopefully they’ll stop enriching us.

  27. 27
    Len McCluskey says:

    I’m very sorry to announce James Alexander Gordon is to retire from reading the classified football results on BBC radio.

  28. 28
    M102 says:


  29. 29
    Bob says:

    Yes dear.

  30. 30
    M102 says:


  31. 31
    Bisto says:

    Golden handshake, big fuck off pension?

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    I knew this woman who danced down the Brown Cow in Plumstead at the weekends who did amazing things on bank notes!

  33. 33
    nellnewman says:

    Ho Hum. Global Counsel in the guise of mandy and his very oddly named pal wegg-prosser are trying to take over the labour party.

    len mcclusky will have something to say about that!!

  34. 34
    Baby name has just been announced says:

    George Alexander Louis.

  35. 35
    Baby name has just been announced says:

    A pity. Would’ve been fun to have Prince Wayne.

  36. 36
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Oh Mandy you came and took the piss, oh Mandy.
    Apologies to Barry Manilow.

  37. 37
    nellnewman says:

    Tsk! I don’t like George!

  38. 38
    Baby name has just been announced says:

  39. 39
  40. 40
    Baby name has just been announced says:

    Shut it hag.

  41. 41
    Mandy says:

    I certainly came.

    Ba-dum tishh!

  42. 42
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Ummuna is their puppet.

  43. 43
    Cad Eliminator says:

    Apologise you cad or suffer the consequences.

  44. 44
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    George at Asda. By royal appointment, for the commoners?

  45. 45
    broderick crawford says:

    harperson was talking about the rase end of the notes luv .

    that s why she d like to be on them .

    Befitting ……

  46. 46
    Robin Friday says:

    Note to self – ignore

  47. 47
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Thought it would be George, after Lizzie’s father (George the sixth) he of the film The King’s Speech.

  48. 48
    broderick crawford says:

    squillions sir squillions

    in fact so much it would leave us better off than the norwegians qataris and the sultanate of brunei — with abudhabi and switzerland as designated protectorates bringing up the rear.

  49. 49
    M102 says:

    Bet the BBC/Guardian axis of evil will have a problem with those hideously white names.

  50. 50
    Amazed says:

    Really? You knew a woman? That’s amazing. And she did amazing things? That’s also amazing. Not too amazing though. Not so amazing as to be worth telling us about. But still amazing enough. Amazing enough to tell us about. Anonymously. Which must be quite amazing.

  51. 51
    broderick crawford says:

    Should have called him Charles then at school they would have called
    him Chav for short

  52. 52
    Joe says:

    So we’ll have a George the Seventh.

  53. 53
    Mandy Kokrot says:

    ” If there is a coming
    battle for the heart and soul of
    the Labour Party, controlling
    the most popular Labour-
    affiliated website is a smart

    So who gets to control Labour? Bliar? Mandy? Lenny? It is certainly not Ed Militwit?

  54. 54
    broderick crawford says:

    it IS George you pillock

  55. 55
    Big Len says:

    A million quid per policy!

  56. 56
    Disappointed says:

    Yes, that is just one more example of the crappiness of the current state of affairs in Westminster.

    That such a person can get elected is sad, but not strange in a democracy. The people in any constituency have a right to vote for idiots.

    That such a person, once elected, can be treated seriously enough by her peers to be allowed in the government is, however, a national fucking tragedy.

  57. 57
    Joe says:

    Hehehe.. neither do I nell but I love a well roasted turnip.

  58. 58
    Penfold says:

    I have a sense of deja vu when looking at the heading of this article.

  59. 59
    George Osborne says:

    I applaud William and Kate on the choice of name for their baby.

  60. 60
    Mac says:

    STFU you knob.

  61. 61
    nellnewman says:

    We can safely say that chuckusyamoney is never going to be PM or the ‘British Obama’ as he chose to promote himself! ++++Laugh++++

  62. 62
    Mac says:

    STFU you knob.

  63. 63
    nellnewman says:

    I don’t like Louis either – too French!!

  64. 64
    Mac says:

    STFU you knob.

  65. 65
    Labourlista says:

    OY! Sometimes we get over 10 comments!

    Strangely, the 35% of the population hell-bent on supporting Labour – irrespective of what they do to the country while in power – never get round to making a contribution.

  66. 66
    George Clooney says:

    He’ll never be as handsome as me.

  67. 67
    JH2948298092 says:

    I’ve thrown bank notes on women before, will that do?

  68. 68
    Mission Creep says:

    Labour has no purpose. They should disband.

  69. 69
    nellnewman says:

    bliar back in charge of the labour party – now there’s a thought!

    Will that be before or after chilcot commits him to the care of the Hague War Crimes tribunal?

  70. 70
    Royal Expert says:

    Actually, Chas might take the name George VII.

  71. 71
    If you say so says:

  72. 72
    Vacuous Columnist on Tabloid says:

    It’s a GAL after all !

  73. 73
    Butch Dave says:

    Chillax nell it’s just a name and if boy George grows up to be a well, a boy George then he can marry the man of his dreams in holy bumsex marriage approved and blessed by God.

    PS Remember to vote for the party of Dave you know it makes sense ;)

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    It is not her fault. Delusions of ability is a wide spread affliction. She will eventually be self-cured.

    The illness is with the voters. They continually fall for the same tricks of the imaginary promises. Time after time. At some point, even the most severely broken minds, know that they must stop. It is time to help these critically ill people see that the illusion is in their minds.

  75. 75
    broderick crawford says:

    Oh God ! are they saying the Nationwide is in trouble as well ??

    I ve got my last pair of underpants deposited with them

    When ‘s the earliest you suggest we start queuing for tomorrow’s opening bell ??

  76. 76
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    Louis after Mountbatten.

  77. 77
    The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says:

    He might also take the name Æthelred III, which seems to suit him somehow.

  78. 78
    Ian Bunghole Smut says:

    George is a fine English name, but I had rather hoped that they would call him Nigel.

    Nigel, Prince of Cambridge.***

    Vote Ukip

  79. 79
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    Tomorrow’s newspaper headlines – Georgeous.

  80. 80
    Polly Antoinette says:

    Let me eat cake

  81. 81
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Named in honor of Lord ‘Louis’ Mountbatten?

  82. 82
    George Galloway says:


  83. 83
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    By George or Boy George.

  84. 84
    Sit Petra says:

    That’s a relief, it’s not been named Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, Duke of Horseshit.

  85. 85
    Mark Wouters says:

    Why is it that i cannot find out what my Legal rights are with regard to non payment of council tax ???? we have the House of commons and LHouse of lords Packed with legally Qualified persons ,BUT I CANNOT GET FREE LEGAL ADVICE ,WHY NOT ???

  86. 86
    chickpea57 says:

    *Surely* someone called Benjamin Wegg-Prosser was invented by P.G. Wodehouse?

    Labour are more and more becoming a crap Tory tribute band.

  87. 87
    chickpea57 says:

    “We appear to be blessed with a Westminster Club of either pocket liners or those who are plain bonkers.”

    That’s not an exclusive OR either.

  88. 88
    Sit Petra says:

    What’s wrong with Kevin?, (no need to answer that).

  89. 89
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Maybe we”ll get a bank holiday for St. George’s day.

    Also named after my favourite Beatle.

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  91. 91
    Polly Pot says:

    Another one to Gorge us!

  92. 92
    Wombat 18 says:

    Yes a bit too Mountbumboy I should coco.

  93. 93
    The Midlothian Question says:

    Some of us prefer kilts and sporrans

  94. 94
    Sir William W says:

    Who is this Smeg-Tosser fellow?

  95. 95
    Sir William W says:

    So you won’t be tuning in to Songs of Praise from the Eden Project?

  96. 96
    By Appointment says:

    “The Earl of Cheddar” has a nice ring to it.

    As do “The Duke of Stilton”, “The Marques of Waitose” and “Lord Lidl of the Isles”

  97. 97
    BBc Spokesperson says:

    Named after George Alagiah and Louis Armstrong. ( Can’t find a black Alexander)

  98. 98
    anon says:

    who you do think cares what some reactionary pensioner thinks?

  99. 99
    anon says:

    Alexander the Queen?

  100. 100
    Charles says:

    I’m ready!

  101. 101
    Wombat 18 says:

    Nationwide is a building society not a bank. Perhaps they meant the Britannia but anyway the article lacked credibility even discounting such howlers.

  102. 102
    Bertie Woofter says:

    Yes, he’s an oily tick!

  103. 103
    Nothing better than leprosy for the turrrrrd says:


    Who the fuck would want to touch him?

  104. 104
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Shouldn’t that be 4.498% white Londonistan?

  105. 105

    All of this show how bad Millitwits judgement is,he is going to end up with either no money from the unions because if and when the opt out clause comes into fruition no one is going o opt in,I cannot see Blair ,Mandelson or Campbell coming up with the defecit,Cameron has played a blinder on this issue.

  106. 106
    Jacob smug-tosser says:

    George is so very….well….welfare class circa 1955. N`est-pas?

  107. 107

    Cest le vie!

  108. 108
    King Charles says:

  109. 109
    Dedicated follower of fashion says:

    Alexander McQueen?

  110. 110
    Benny Fitz-Roy says:

    You have no council tax legal rights, friend. What do you think this is, a democracy or something.

  111. 111
    The Cracker Barrel says:

    Jacob is so very … unlovely stale biscuit left till last. Don’t you think?

  112. 112
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Bigger pension than well over 90% of us can ever expect to see, and all that just for reading the footie results, a job that’s so fcuking important and requires so much skill. With his over-generous salary, I’m not surprised he stayed there so long. Certainly beats work.

  113. 113

    Gibraltat may tumble the Rock may crumble they only built of clay,with apologies to Cole Porter

  114. 114

    My wife thinks I print bank notes.

  115. 115
    George Alexander Louis Windsor says:

    Guten Abend! Oops, I mean good evening everyone, future King here.

    Turned out nice again…that’s all I can see from my Moses Basket. Anyhow, keep it real.

  116. 116
    How do you write the Æ in Æthelred says:

    Æthelred the Unready 11

  117. 117
    Deaf Vicar says:

    Piddle in the aisles?

  118. 118
    A Middle Class BBC Person Thought He Was A Communist Patronizing Cockneys says:

  119. 119
    Galloway says:

    Nor as gorgeous as me.

  120. 120
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Labour did modernise – under that nice Mr Blair.

  121. 121
    Halal bacon butties going cheap says:

    The name Wegg Prosser rang a few bells. Benjamin Wegg-Prosser is the son of Stephen Wegg Prosser of this well known property purchase:


    Nothings too good for the workers!

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  123. 123
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Well, here’s a “Westminster Club” for you– they all sleep in a manger, and they think it makes ‘em the Baby Jesus:

    Parliament– ain’t it a bitch?

  124. 124
    nellnewman says:

    As long as they teach him ‘ you can only spend what you earn!’

  125. 125
    nellnewman says:

    Oh ‘and you pay your bills first and then live on the rest’

  126. 126
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Should be 44.98% white British Londonistan. You’re forgetting 100,000’s of Froggies etc.

  127. 127
    Lampshade says:

    Nice photo.

    Most babies seem to think it is their role in life to look like Winston, but George is taking the job seriously from the get-go.

  128. 128
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “Wegg-Prosser is a Mandelson protégé…”

    Does that mean he and Mandy used protection?

  129. 129
    nellnewman says:

    Oh Anon! I am overwhelmed! A reactionary pensioner – is that how you see me!?! I am flattered!!

  130. 130
    Provost of Eton College says:

    Hear ye, hear ye.

    By the powers vested in me by King Henry VI, I can announce that today we have received an application for a George Alexander Louis Windsor to attend The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton commencing Michaelmas Half 2026.

    And furthermore, having due regard for the cheque for £10,000 attached to the application, let it be known this application is accepted.

  131. 131
    East European says:

    Like the sound of that but prefer either Zog Ii, or Vlad the Impaler II.

  132. 132
    Owen Jones says:

    It was going to either be ‘George’ or ‘Tesco Finest Range.’

    ASDA offered a better sponsorship deal.

  133. 133
    nellnewman says:


  134. 134
    nellnewman says:

    Hopefully they’ll do something different and send him to Oundle instead. Very fine school!

  135. 135
    The Public says:

    That’s all we need. Another spoilt young man educated into being a sociopath.

  136. 136
    Baby says:

    George Louis Alexander Of CAMBRIDGE pleb!

  137. 137
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    But where would she spend them now Binns and Joplings have closed down?

  138. 138
    Tango Tango says:

    I don’t like the sound of King Jorge of Las Malvinas

  139. 139
    Alex Salmond, formerly the cleverest man in politics says:

    Not that he’ll be welcome in the Free Socialist Republic of Scotland, but Gordonstoun will spank any gayness out of the laddie.

  140. 140
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the royal baby was christened in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

    Londonistan ain’t so Christian these days. All those minarets!

  141. 141
    You Just Aren't Trying says:

  142. 142
    Max Miller, the "Cheeky Chappy," says:

    Speaking of King Georges, this joke is so old, LLOYD George thought it was corny:

    Hyacinth Boo Kay: “This lovely antique piece goes back to George the First….”

    Richard Bucket: “…if I don’t pay George by the end of the month, that is.”


    You see, there you are–I finally do a clean joke– and this is the thanks I get!

  143. 143
    The Dutch Secret Service says:

    If we told answer to that question we’d have to kill you

  144. 144
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Many thanks.

  145. 145
    Penfold says:

    Well done Halal Bacon Butties +++++++

    The old stories should always be re-read……

  146. 146
    nellnewman says:

    The sociopath’s are being educated in the union dominated comprehensives and the academies started by bliar!

    Independents are the last hope of a decent education!!

  147. 147
    Tony Blair says:

    I can be Godfather, for a small fee.

  148. 148
    nellnewman says:

    liverpool? Good God No! Those dreadful people the Beatles came from there!!

    Ely Cathedral – the Ship of the Fens would be a good place !!

  149. 149
    bergen says:

    Is he likely to want to be called Gideon ?

  150. 150
    nellnewman says:

    At least if he’s educated in an Independent School he#ll be able to spell, read, write and add up!!

  151. 151
    The Public says:

    Some may be, but I have never met a nice Etonian.

  152. 152
    The Public says:

    A tutor at the Palace can organize that

  153. 153
    Hereward The Wake says:

    That’s not a bad idea. It has great acoustics too.

  154. 154
    Angela Murky says:

    George, Ein guter deutscher name!

  155. 155
    Archibald Toss-Wagger says:

    Wegg-Prosser, poor sod! His life would have been hell at my old school.

  156. 156
    Tom Catesby says:

    I need more banknotes!

  157. 157
    nellnewman says:


    There is, apparently, a global search on for a replacement for Sir David Nicholson the utterly failed head of the NHS.

    Let’s face Sooty or Sweep could do a far better job than he ever did and with a lot fewer deaths!!

  158. 158
    nellnewman says:

    I graduated there with the Open University . I absolutely adore the place!

  159. 159
    nellnewman says:

    Her Maj says Categorically No!

    You were godfather to murdoch’s children and look what happened there!!

  160. 160
    nellnewman says:

    I have had experience of children educated at Oundle School, Stamford Boys and Girls, Kirkstone, and Stamford Priory (now sadly gone) . All Independents.

    Well educated, no bad language, well behaved, loads of community service, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, excellent GCSE’s and A levels and on and on…

    Can you show me a comprehensive or academy that can match them?

    I don’t think so!!

  161. 161
    nellnewman says:

    Prince Charles hated Gordonstoun – it was cold , brutal and horrid . I doubt George of Cambridge will be going there!!

    Carol will be looking for a school that can offer far more comfort, care and education!! And so she should.

  162. 162
    Pedant says:

    ,and type “he’ll” correctly.

  163. 163
    M102 says:

    So how many views per week are you getting love?

  164. 164
    nellnewman says:

    No! and No!

    Kids need the socialising experience of school. What they don’t need is the brutalising, unionised, depressing experience of comprehensives.

    They just need to find George a good Independent school – there are loads of them to choose from.

  165. 165
    nellnewman says:


  166. 166
    Stupid 10-pinter from the Indy on Newsnight says:

    It should be in a mosque.

  167. 167
    M102 says:

    She’s turning into another over promoted Maria Miller type. Much more of a MILF though compared with Miller :)

  168. 168
    nellnewman says:

    do m o s l e m s christen? I don’t think so!

  169. 169
    rick says:

    A way to stuff them – put a picture of Maggie Thatcher !!

  170. 170
    Stupid 10-pinter from the Indy on Newsnight says:

    Didn’t you read my moniker?

  171. 171
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Wonder if Andy Burnham will apply.

  172. 172
    I know the Middletons arepushy but says:


  173. 173
    nellnewman says:

    Yes indeed!

    But there is no problem with I s l am = much of it is very honorable – it is simply that the UK is a Christian Country and Must adhere to Christian Principles.!

  174. 174
    nellnewman says:

    My view is that andyburnham would struggle to fulfil the qualifications for a street sweeper or toilet cleaner.

    Indeed they are far superior to anything he could manage!!

  175. 175
    nellnewman says:

    Pushy no!

    Protective and caring – Yes! And so she must!!

  176. 176
    Benny Fitz-Roy says:

    Open …University.!! Hardly Oxbridge, dear.

  177. 177
    Dweeb says:

    Love it. Unfortunately the kidz of today are not exposed to such delights as Strewwelpeter as he might frighten the little sods. He certainly taught me to cut my fingernails.

  178. 178
    tn01 says:

    If it’s a global search I’ll bet my granny a J’ew ends up with the job. A cosmopolitan search will end up with a cosmopolitan being chosen.

  179. 179
    Anonymous says:

    You are with me then. See you in 2015.

    There is a lot to do, if we are to have the correct level of shock treatment ready for then.

  180. 180
    British Jobs. The EU's Largest Export. says:

  181. 181
    Benny Fitz-Roy says:

    Folks, what`s George`s surname?

  182. 182
    Ergun says:

    The home of the Transit was Southampton…no longer.

    The “Back-bone of Britain” is now made in Kocaeli, Turkey.

  183. 183
    Turkey's joining Bribes says:

    Of course when the BBC said the Japs a move car manufacturing out o Britain if we leave the EU. They never once mentioned that Ford are moving van manufacturing out of Britain because we are in the EU.

    And just to rub it in the British taxpayer has contributed via the EU to all the subsidies that Ford gets for relocating out of Britain to Turkey.

    So Europhiles what have you to say about this?

  184. 184
    WELL said NIGEL says:

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Bring it on. We should encourage these people to go to the extreme end of their ideas.

    They need to demonstrate as quickly as possible their lack of limits and contempt for justice.

    Only then will they be seen for what they are.

    The quicker the better.

  186. 186
    Boring Royal Historian says:

    Lizzie’s father was called Albert and he took the regnal name George. He did have a brother George, Duke of Kent ( who was a bit of a woofter but we don’t talk about that).

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    See 190.

  188. 188
    Cooooeeeee it's Mandy says:

    LabourLost are desperate. If Labour want to win an election then they have to be a party that is forward looking. Labour is backwards, either in the ’70s with red Len or in the noughties with the murdering Bliarite and poisonous Mandy. When Labour grow up by purging itself of these self serving hanger ons then the electorate may take the party a bit more seriously. But right now Labour are nothing more than one of their retro pc repetitive jokes. They are not funny anymore. Maybe they should hire a second rate magician because they are fooling no one. Even the brainwashed sheeple who vote Labour are beginning to realise they have had the wool pulled over their eyes for far too long now! LabourLost should wake up & smell the coffee! Time for the purge to begin. Starting with the Toxic Tony’s Tribe. Well at least Len pays Labour for fuck all but Tony’s tribe wish to use Labour for their own selfish ends i.e. Pro European policies for the benefit of Tony’s & Mandy’s business deals in Europe! When is LabourLost going to stop playing us for fools they think we are? The game is up for Labour and Labour Lost. Hoons!

  189. 189
    Saffron says:

    Nell I also graduated from the O/U for my second degree.
    My first one was as a student apprentice with the NCB as a mechanical engineer,were they spent taxpayers money on you as though it did’nt matter.
    Later on when I departed the NCB for pastures new within the chemical/pharma industry and was eventually in managerial positions,I then decided that as all my experience had been in engineering,that I needed experience about people and interactions.
    I then enrolled with the O/U on a course called understanding society,much to my regret later,because in fact I rapidly realised that the tutors and finally the exam on this course was just a bunch of left wing tossers who if they had been in private industry whould not have been given elbow room.
    To sum up later on I achieved the post of chief engineer at three different companies and it was not because of what the O/U tried to brainwash me to be.
    The O/U to me are a bunch of lefties that I rapidly gave the heave oh to.

  190. 190
    Europhiles says:


  191. 191
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Cameron’s a PR cvnt of the highest order, he wants his 500,000 immigrants target a year meet for another 14 years. Yet another LibLabCon behind closed doors deal they’re all sticking to.

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    I think it’s Fuckwitt-Smythe but I could be Miss Taken.

  193. 193
    And another thing says:

    What chance do we have when the shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna believes that Chinese black cabs are made in Britain?

  194. 194
    Anonymous says:

    bunch o c’s

  195. 195
    Hereward The Wake says:

    What are you going to do about it Nigel? Behave like a leader and lead, or go down the pub?

  196. 196
    Ergun says:

    Think of the countries that accepted the J’ews with open arms and look at how they were deindustrialised and asset stripped. Think Jimmy Goldsmith and Peter Mandelson. Their soft hands never did metal bashing.

    Do you think Chuka’s hands have done much metal bashing?

  197. 197
    Dweeb says:

    Why do you want legal advice over non payment of council tax?

    Here’s my advice: Pay it, plonker.

  198. 198
    Owen Jones says:

    Labour & Len McCluskey are toast !

    Tonight’s YouGov sees LAB lead of 4
    Lab 39
    Con 35,
    UKIP 11
    LD 8

  199. 199
    Tampon Man says:

    I find the mystical properties of Crystals quite fascinating, don’t I Gladys ?

  200. 200
    Meanwhile, in the real world, a good message says:

    – Private Gun Ownership rights need to be fully restored in the UK as well.

  201. 201
    The cat in the hat says:


    I only visit this site occasionally and so pick up some of your post in an irregular fashion; maybe this lack of continuity is a factor in my complete inability to grasp what it is you are on about.

    Why don’t you just say what it is that is irritating you in a manner that can be understood by an average Joe?

    If you think readers are going to solve riddles you are likely to be disappointed.

  202. 202
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    In order for a Hallelujah to be halaleljuhaha would it need to be Allahluja?

  203. 203
    Message to the EU, from the UK says:

    Fuck you.

  204. 204
    Call It A Day says:

    I always knew that guy would be for the high jump one day.

  205. 205
    Who's the Daddy ? says:

    I think Kate has more self respect than others, so surreptitious leg over with Tony Blair is approximately 100% unlikely, and in any case incredible.

    Tony with his Catholic connections I think would cause a constitutional fracas if he even attempted to be God Father.

    Recall the reformation and excellent work of Henry VIII in getting rid of the P@pal menace from these shores. Shame this was forgotten when Tony came along…

  206. 206
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Park Lane will be like a shanty town. Poor old Londonistan.

  207. 207
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Sorry, reply to 189.

  208. 208
    Labour the party all at sea says:

    Once a Tosser……..oops Prosser always a …….yes…….Tosser.

  209. 209
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    More likely bishop bashing.

  210. 210
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    The “reply” function appears not to be working.

    Good night.

  211. 211
    The cat in the hat says:

    Labour+Government+Influence=Wealth for one lot of creeps
    Tories+Government+Influence=Wealth for a different lot of creeps
    Either of the above=Joe Public picks up the tab.

  212. 212
    Ippikin says:

    Has your hair started to regrow yet? I heard you have a novel elixir that you rub on the bald spot.

  213. 213
    The cat in the hat says:

    @188 because the comments is u/s

    Good point.

  214. 214
    Casual Observer says:

    I do not think those results are completely credible.

  215. 215
    Milli the Pink says:

    Len is having my love child.

  216. 216
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    Add it to the list of manufacturers that were lost during the time of 1997-2010 (when nothing bad happened) Hotpoint, Massey Ferguson, Peugeot, Foden, Rover, Staffordshire Tableware, International Harvester, S R Gent, ERF, Vulcan Foundry, Terry’s of York, HP Sauce, British Cellophane, Crompton Parkinson etc etc

  217. 217
    Fox in socks says:

    LibDems+Government+Influence=Wealth for a lot of hypocritical hand-wringing creeps

  218. 218
    The Moral Majority says:

    DM comments page “Cameron must stand by his pledge on porn”
    DM showbiz page “Look away Bill! Anna Paquin dares to bare as she goes naked in steamy True Blood sex scene with Rob Kazinsky”

  219. 219

    I am not a tosser.

    I like my new name – Narciso Menace

  220. 220
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Much of it is very honorable’ – congratulations Nell you’ve surpassed yourself with that piece of idiocy.

  221. 221

    Piss odd OCD Nabicso Menace and use your own moniker.

  222. 222
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Interdisciplinary Relations Analysis Service says:

    @ Saffron at 10:28 pm

    Funnily enough, there is an engineer who calls “BS” on a lot of the soft-sciences warm-and-fuzziness that is allowed to creep into other disciplines and has published on such things, and has, you guessed it, been chided for going outside her field:


  223. 223
    Butch Dave says:

    Bumsex marriage for the world!!!


  224. 224
    Epizeuxis Watch says:

    @ Not Blowing Weasels 11.14:
    Diligent research suggests that this is a response to Blowing Weasels at 10.40.

  225. 225

    Emily Nomates?

    Someone tell me…

  226. 226
    Casual Observer says:

    For sure there is hope.

    In the court of public opinion, facts are not important.

    What is important is that which people find credible to believe, and you only paint that as fact if this helps affirm that credibility.

    The best propaganda is a mix of fiction and fact which people find easy to believe in order to infer the opinion the propagandist desires.

    I do question the credibility of this latest set of You Gov poll results as they seem simply incredible.

    The propagandist in this case is failing in their attempt to reduce public support of UKIP, and the popularity of Labour.

    The propagandist in this case is failing in their attempt to modify the public’s perception of political party support by the public.

  227. 227
    Casual Observer says:

    I did of course mean failure to increase the support of Labour in the failings of the propagandist above.

    LibLabCon will likely have lost a lot of support from certain ethnic communities. This will not show up in polls like this due to the sampling technique but Labour’s assumed support will have taken a big hit and it will be interesting to see if any organized political movements emerge from some of the immigrant communities.

    For all the banging on about ‘!slamofacism’ it is surprising that !slams political face has not shown itself in the UK yet. That is changing and will cause a larger problem than that projected to be posed by UKIP. Perhaps even as early as 2015.

    The question of the Conservative’s popularity is curious.

    Their core support has for sure drifted towards UKIP – what remains at present appears for the most part to be an arguably more honest version of New Labour with a blue ribbon.

    One suspects they may be closer to level pegging with the real support for UKIP at present. Poor leadership and patently un-Conservative policies are doing greater harm than is being admitted: The effects of this are still unfolding on the party – in particular the consequence of gay marriage.

  228. 228
    Co-Op Biscuits for Cheese Family Pack says:

    Ed Balls is a fat fascist biscuit that should be pi$$ed on.

  229. 229
    Point of Information 2 says:

    In fairness, Abu Qatada would probably have been safer running the NHS.

  230. 230
    albacore says:

    What’s that – Labour resorting to the begging-bowl?
    If they want more mazuma, they’d achieve their goal
    With no sweat if they ask the Tories for a sub
    After all, ain’t the whole commie LibLabCon club
    So deeply intertwined up each other’s asses
    Telling them apart takes magnifying glasses?

  231. 231
    Actually says:

    Most Labourites are too thick to post a meaningful comment, they are too busy watching porn and celeb gossip.

  232. 232
    albacore says:

    What’s that – Labour resorting to the begging-bowl?
    If they want more mazuma, they’d achieve their goal
    With no sweat if they ask the Tories for a sub
    After all, ain’t the whole commie LibLabCon club
    So deeply intertwined up each other’s asses
    Telling them apart takes magnifying glasses?

  233. 233
    Dr Faustus says:

    I sometimes meet a nice Etonian. Third bog from the left, Piccadilly.

  234. 234
    Eccles says:

    But a successful and thriving economy needs a steady stream of immigrants to sustain and nourish future growth and development.

  235. 235
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    They think Cameron is crap but still prefer him to Moribind because of all the tax exemptions they get which rarely get mentioned and most people don’t understand.

  236. 236
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    It was a banker home win then?

  237. 237
    Name that tune says:

    But not as gut as Helmut or Fritz

  238. 238
    Name that tune says:

    Ah! All becomes clear! He will be known as King George for royal naming purposes, but his real name is actually Wayne Hussein Jasper then?

    Lots of people change their names – Michael Cane, H**ry Webb, Marylin Monroe etc etc – so why not heirs to the throne too?

  239. 239
    George Formby says:

    Oh, thank God that is at last all over. I’ve been leaning on a lamppost ’til a certain little baby passes by.

  240. 240
    Combine Porpoises says:

    Will Georgey Boy fall under the charismatic spell of his great Aunty Julia?

  241. 241
    Dingdong says:

    York Cathedral would be much better, especially with their current Archbishop.

    He could then be known as the Yorkie boy kid!

  242. 242
    Sit Petra says:

    Nice to swim in the primeval swamp
    If you are up for the free for all bonk
    Only got 3 houses and then lost my trousers
    Unkind people call me a twonk!

  243. 243
    Dingdong says:

    When does Obama’s term expire? I expect he’ll be looking for something to do then…. and he ticks quite a few of the PC boxes.

    Alternatively, they might just actually find a medical doctor with decent admin skills to do it.

    (SShhh .. don’t mention that this is another step towards full privatisation).

  244. 244
    Curly says:

    I found a couple of their white propelling pencils in a car I hired in London a few years ago. Do you think I should own up after all this time? Will they sue me for theft or something?

    PS: The leads have now just about run out. Do they supply free refills?

  245. 245
    My other van's a Dyke says:

    Sick Transit Gloria Monday – or something…

  246. 246
    Bess says:


    Even a 5 year old could have told you that.

  247. 247
    Living the Dream says:

    ……And your point is?????

  248. 248
    A.T.O.S..attack says:

    …We only test the weak and the sick and the ones we can bully and pester to their death,making their disabled lives an absolute misery,it works well and seems to be popular with the electorate or plebs,and the posh boys are loving it!!!!!

  249. 249
    Bess says:

    Riddle me ree, riddle me ree. It is no good you leaving half empty statements like this all over the place. If you have something to say – for fuck’s sake do it properly. None of us has time to wade through acres of legal reports trying to identify what the hell you are on about. Your technique is beginning to wear, and may well lead people to disregard your postings.

  250. 250
    Bess says:

    BW: See my comment at 272 above.

    You are doing it again!

  251. 251
    Bess says:

    See #272

  252. 252
    A.T.O.S..attack says:

    …Labour also crippled quite a few,that should keep us busy!!!!

  253. 253
    Bess says:

    Can Guido’s admin team please explain to us why these threads fall apart after about 190 comments? It is very frustrating trying to join up the ongoing dialogues.

  254. 254
    Mustapha ben Effit says:

    This is true. My benefit claims have kept many people in employment for the past 20 years.

  255. 255

    I found your blog quite interesting and the concern in the blog is really impressive. It’s very trouble-free to find out any topic on web as compared to books, as I found this post at this website. Thanks for sharing.

  256. 256
    Expat Geordie says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

  257. 257
    Expat Geordie says:

    King Geordie – it does have a certain ring to it.

  258. 258
    Manga Man says:

    You mean stuff like British indentity?

  259. 259
    Bumbo mon, enneh? says:

    “Not only will we be amazing, we’ll be amazingly amazing!” (Zaphod Beeblebrox, Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

  260. 260
    The Duty Pedant says:

    Repeat after me. “Gibraltar”, “Rockies”, “they’re”!

  261. 261
    The Duty Pedant says:

    Don’t worry. He’ll be gone soon!

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