July 25th, 2013

Bad Al’s Firm Spins for 3,943% APR Pay-Day Lenders

Though he’s more of a Herod than a Jesus, Mad Al Campbell got all righteous on us earlier with the news that Archbishop of Canterbury is declaring war on pay-day lending firms like Wonga. Once again he should check his own parish. Campbell is retained by spinmeisters Portland PR, so he might want to have a look at his firm’s client list. Portland represent TxT Loan, who just happen to offer pay-day loans with 3943% APR. Is he attacking Wonga for commercial rivalry reasons?


74 Comments

  1. 1
    Mr Grainger says:

    i really don’t want to be equal to a white anglos saxon protistant employed english male

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    • 5
      neville says:

      quick question.

      i live with my partner and 1 year old child.

      if i moved out and into my own place, would she get single mum bennies and the house paid for? how much would i pay child support? just wondering whether it’s better financially to live somewhere else. the rent here is a bit high (1k a month), i could get somewhere pretty cheap for myself, possibly even live in my campervan.

      I’d still bring up the baby properly, I’d just live down the road.

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      • 13
        Lord Tebbit of Semtex says:

        You could of course become an MP, buy two houses, employ your partner to do a bit of filing once a month, take on an unpaid intern to babysit the kid and feed a family of three on expenses.

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        • 31
          neville says:

          If there was a party I could represent in modern Britain it would have been banned by New Labour

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        • 33
          Alistair "Tourettes" Campbell says:

          I keep spinning…..around….& around…..& around…..you f*cking Tory ar@e wipe baby eating bast*rds, what’s up you sh~t swivelling Guido fU@kstorms?

          (Off: phone rings)

          No you ar-e faced scum sucker, for the millionth fu+king time, I am NOT Malcolm………and I know where you live Fawkes….

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          • IDS advisor says:

            If Campbell was working for Duncan-Smith (born Smith) who will soon have the BBC fawning about him as the savior of Western Europe.

            God help us.

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      • 57
        Glenda and the kids says:

        Get a move on mate – lots of our blokes do that already. Just mind the snoopygits from the Social don’t catch you. Stupid government is too thick to realise these basic anomalies in their idiot policies.

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  2. 2
    AA says:

    What is this man drinking?

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  3. 3
    Conga says:

    Jesus Saves
    with the COE

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  4. 4
    Wonga wonga says:

    Is he bashing the bishop or or stroking it???

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  5. 5
    Sadman Hussein says:

    He did God to half a million Iraqis though.

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  6. 7
    Wanker.com says:

    Labour adopted pump and dump economic policies to stay in power and you know it Campbell you c*nt.

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  7. 8
    Point of Information 2 says:

    ‘If that won’t get you thrown out of the temple, what will?’

    – Dodgy dossiers and murder of D r K e l l y ?

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    • 58
      Col. Nut says:

      And remember Blair’s stricken horrified face when he thought he’d safely got out of the way to Tokyo and the Mail reporter there asked him how it felt to have blood on his hands? Will the truth about Kelly ever come out?

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    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      Is he sexing this up, or will we be able to get a loan within 45 mins?

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  8. 9
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    I saw him recently in the street.

    He looked really haggard & haunted – dead eyes.

    I guess all those mental images of Iraqi parents jet washing what remained of their children off what remained of the walls of their homes must get to him.

    A facilitator of a grave injustice that continues to this day – & I do not think that Bad Al will find comfort & peace until he is either charged or he passes on from this mortal coil.

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    • 18
      nellnewman says:

      Well let’s not forget he was personally responsible for plotting against D r D a v i d K e l l y that led to such a shocking tragedy as well, backstabbing vicious unpleasant man that alycampbell is.

      Oh and I doubt that he’ll find peace and comfort when he passes over to the other side either.

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    • 50
      Maqboul says:

      Sandra he was probably just nursing a blinder after another night on the bottle. In a vain attempt to erase the vision of thousands of new tombstones stretching far into the desert sands and realising that arabs don’t do forgiveness.

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  9. 10
    Ed Ballsup says:

    THE ECONOMY IS RECOVERING TOO FAR TOO FAST.

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  10. 11

    Doesn’t Campbell do dog?

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  11. 12
    Watcher says:

    Ed Balls in slow-motion car crash on Sky news. Hilarious.

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  12. 14
    The Bish goes OTT says:

    Volunteers who refuse CRB checks not welcome, Archbishop of Canterbury warns

    Flower arrangers, refreshment stall staff and Church sidesmen could also face checks.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10200817/Volunteers-who-refuse-CRB-checks-not-welcome-Archbishop-of-Canterbury-warns.html

    Why stop there? Check all the congregation as they come in especially those attending Christenings,

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  13. 15
    Penfold says:

    The man’s amoral.

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  14. 16
    Elton Luther Welsby (ret'd) says:

    CofE flogging indulgences on credit eh?

    in diplomatic terms that’s more sensible than the pre-reformation scam of flogging them for cash

    one needed a good memory for that one

    banning usury is another unlikely curative for the problem of keeping mugs attached to their cash rather than to the benefits system

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  15. 19
    TomTom says:

    As is usual the UK Church has an out of touch dreamer as it’s leader, but perhaps he might get a few pointers from Rome on money manipulation.

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  16. 21
      says:

    .@unitetheunion Great news, but why is our union giving money to the grasses in Labour who reported us in first place? #NewWorkersParty— Neil Cafferky (@neilcaff) July 25, 2013

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  17. 22
    Jimmy says:

    So I suppose your (let’s call it) point is that he doesn’t allow his commercial interests to interfere with his firmly held personal beliefs?

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  18. 25
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Does Campbell give a 45 minute warning before he spins?

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  19. 26
    Bazinga! says:

    Alistair Campbell. Get cancer and die slowly in excruciating pain you jock fucking twat.

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  20. 29
    Ron Barras says:

    Alastair Campbell is only 45 minutes away from a conflict of interest.

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  21. 34
    Civil Servant says:

    This is disgusting. He’s the new Lynton Crosby.

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  22. 35
    Lord Polonius says:

    And while in the Temple, Jesus said to the Wongers:

    Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
    Try instead the C of E

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  23. 36
    Tory Parasite. says:

    Beats me why you good people get sidetracked by these paltry inconsequentials when there are far more important topics to be discussed.

    For instance.

    Who is Boris Johnson’s latest on-the-side shag?
    Has Jimmy Carr found himself a new tax evading bolt-hole?
    And what about Duncan Smith’s new “Turd Tax?” [The bigger the turd, the less tax you pay].

    I need answers!

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  24. 39
    Wegg Prosser from Moscow says:

    Hello Guido

    You should know that I am based in Moscow looking after Mandy’s shady dealing offshore…

    So my involvement in the Labour Party/List is only token action to keep Blair and Co happy, who, as you know, are also doing multiple dodgy deals offshore…

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  25. 43
    Yvette Cooper says:

    I wish Ed could give me a double dip, a single one would be nice :(

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  26. 45
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    So Justin Welby has a go at the money lenders, quite rightly, but why was he so happy to plunder African oil when he worked in the oil industry.

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  27. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Do we know how much he trousers from Portland?

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  28. 53
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Guido, you are an absolute star for once again exposing a 24-carat hypocrite to the world. Long may you continue.

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  29. 61
    Bobby says:

    Crazy thought – it might just be his opinion…

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  30. 67
    but says:

    Why the hell would any PR firm employ Campbell?
    He has absolutely no credibility.

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  31. 73
    Blast From The Past says:

    They again, since he was able to CONvince the House of Commons to vote for an illegal war, is not Campbell the IDEAL person to help sex things up?

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  32. 74
    Anonymous says:

    15 Mins of fame? More like 45 Mins of pain!

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