August 9th, 2013

Watson’s Messina Mission

Officially the Australian Labour Party are saying “nothing to do with us, guv” over Tom Watson crashing their election; though could there be another reason he’s down there, beyond his own ego? The rumour mill is in overdrive today with one theory doing the rounds – Watson is on a recruitment drive to find a new campaign coordinator or election boss for Labour in 2015. Blind-sided by the Tories hiring of Jim Messina, the hunt is very much on.

With two senior Obama campaign figures (Tom McMahon, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, and Joon Kim of New Partners consultants) trying to revive the struggling Kevin Rudd campaign, it could be a very useful fishing trip. Blue State Digital’s Matt McGregor, who ran rapid rebuttal against Romney, is also on the Rudd campaign and has already been hired by Labour, so who knows what will be discussed over some late night beers and karaoke. Lets hope the unions will be willing to open their cheque books…

UPDATE: Bruce Hawker who is head honcho on Rudd’s campaign is also a name touted for the Labour job.


  1. 1
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Why did the commonwealth become a failed communist bloc ?


    • 11

      Why does Guido have such a “thing” for old Wobbly Watson? It seems the every time Mr Watson so much as breaks wind Guido is there to shout about it. Now I’m no fan of any of the contemptible, vile, self serving members of our cesspit of a parliament but Guido’s campaign against Mr Wobbly does seem suspicious. One would almost be under the impression that Guido is being ordered to smear him by his “handlers”. Maybe because Watson asked “that” question about certain people and their recreational activities involving care home youngsters. As anyone with half a brain knows the answer(s) to that question will bring down the entire house of cards that Mr Guido is paid so well to serve. Such a sad day when a once respected blogger is now working to protect high profile people who @buse k1dd1es.


      • 23
        Lucinda The Troll says:

        Its because a more obnoxious subject to comment about simply does not exist.
        Full marks to Guido on this one.


      • 49
        Hully Gully says:

        Your suggesting our Guido has been ordered to smear “Mr Smear”Watson?
        your avin’ a laugh! Watson is the fat kid with the NHS glasses who was bullied at school getting his own back in any devious way he can. Odious fvcker.
        Get real sunshine.


      • 60
        Discursive analysis says:

        Just read this blog and you soon realise that Guido does exactly what he is told to do by Conservative HQ. His posts are designed on the Tory grid.

        T’was always thus.

        And he has a habit of backing the loser. Every time.

        Which explains why the Tories need a site like this.

        It’s because they just can’t win clean. Which is also why they hire racists and the reason that they use the language and ideas of the National Front.


      • 61
        Damien McBride says:

        ‘cos he was my boss when I was dissin’ everyone. I got the chop for following his orders. People blame Gordon Brown, but that that thick fucker cannot even wipe his own arse, never mind wipe anyone’s eye.

        Here I am cleaning the bogs (so to speak) in some crappy school while Fatson buggers off to Oz at taxpayers’ expense.


      • 265
        Cornish Pilchard says:

        He offers such a rich vein o opportunity


    • 78
      Hopeless Ed Miliband says:

      Somebody suggested that the shadow cabinet are hiding so that they can’t be associated with Labour’s impending record defeat in 2015. Surely flying all the way to Australia is a bit extreme though? I don’t think it’s possible to get any further away on planet Earth.

      You’ll be telling me next that Ed “Twelvety” Balls is on a different planet or something.


    • 134
      Message to potential Labour campaign co-ordinators says:

      You can’t polish a turd.


    • 160
      Commie Pom watch says:

      Because hundreds of UK commie union bastards came over to NZ and OZ in the late 70’s. They unionised local and national government, teachers and quite a few manufacturing operations that have had to close down due to their antics – many down here believe it was part of the same USSR plot that tried to wreck the UK – ‘red robbo’ and his ilk.


  2. 2
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Wouldn’t it funny if Labout got so desperate they turned to that well known Jonah – John McTernan?


  3. 4

    He could have gone for a crafty fuck with a blind Sheila.


    • 10
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      Or.. wide open spaces. Nobody around. Lots of sheep..


      • 25

        True. It is winter there, isn’t it?


        • 44
          Tay King-dePisse says:

          Winter in Sydney is near 20 daytime, near ten nighttime, in the winter.
          Same as Birmingham in August, usually. No great advantage weather-wise to going now on a business trip.
          Now, if he were to go in January, we’d have something to really lambaste him for. But don’t worry– between now and January, I’m sure Fatuous Bastard will come up with something else we can easily use to poke him in the eye with our sharp sticks, specs notwithstanding.


      • 152
        N. Kelly says:

        One hears the dingos have a certain appeal…


      • 239
        what a plonker. says:

        Even sheep have standards.


        • 268
          Trappist Drunk of Useless Loop says:

          Up here in Useless Loop ( on Shark Bay in Western Australia ) we have plenty of now anxious sheep and wild goats who do not want that 3-buttocked fatso within a 1000 miles of them. Watson, McTurnip, one Doug Cameron, what’s with these Gadarenes?


  4. 5
    paul says:

    Maybe Watson is an Aussie? After all we shipped all the criminals there years ago, hes bound to be related to one of them..They like their food out there as well, and their ugly, so he has much in common…


  5. 6
    nellnewman says:

    Well perhaps they’d be best to wait until rudd gets trashed at the election and then hire him!

    He’s got as much chance of turning militwit’s electoral chances around as mandy or gordonbrown or anyone else!


  6. 7
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    Maybe Labour don’t need a campaign co-ordinator or election boss; they’re set for a 76 seat majority, after all.

    They just need to get rid of Ed Balls – who’s completely toxic and Labour’s biggest liability by far – and then sit back and let Dimmy Dave lose for the Faux Tories. Dimmy Dave Camoron is, let’s face it, determined to lose.


    • 16
      Ed Milionaireband says:

      And I shall inherit the legacy that put the country back onto a more even footing.
      It will be like 1997 all over again.

      Remind me to quit in 2027 to let Ed Balls take over for the Gordon moment at the end.


      • 81
        Gooey Blob says:

        You haven’t been following politics for too many decades, have you?

        Polls – which show Labour’s lead slipping to mid-single figures – merely reflect how people SAY they’ll vote if an election were due tomorrow. But it isn’t, so the answers differ to those they give immediately before a real election. Study the history and you’ll see. You’ll also see how voters return to the devil they know as elections approach.

        We’re almost two years out and Labour are on course for their biggest spanking since 1983.


  7. 8
    U can't polish a tvrd but u can roll it glitter. says:

    No one can help the Labour Party. All their problems are internal. Unions, Balls, Watson & Ed have pushed Labour to the left. They are unelectable. But it will be interesting to see how a strategist can sell a bunch of left wing arseholes to the public?


    • 20
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      “Balls, Watson & Ed .. are unelectable”

      And yet, they’re MPs. They were elected and are, therefore, electable. And I will bet money – quite serious money – that their Party (as shite as it is) is going to win the next election. 76 seat majority by current polling, and that’s before the current clod in Number 10 lets all the Romanians in.. 18 months before the election.


      • 30
        nellnewman says:

        No I don’t think so. Even more than 50% of the labour party members don’t believe militwit is up to being pm.

        When michaelfoot and neilkinnock were at similar points in an electoral cycle they had 16% and 20% leads, respectively, in the polls and still lost convincingly when their election came. Labour, as opposition, have never been so low in the polls at this point in an electoral cycle.


      • 33
        Ed Milionaireband says:

        Our polling with the bounceback, economic improvement, UKIP trip back, incumbency factor and general despair with me as idiot leader has us on a majority of 23.


    • 38
      Gordon F Brown says:

      You need to remember that there are a section of the electorate who would vote labour even if the party was disbanded. They are the people that labour rely on to keep some electoral credibility. If these people had half a brain between them things might change, but they haven’t and won’t. They voted for Bliar time and time again…


      • 106
        More of the Same says:

        Also the constituency size variations give them a head start.


      • 122
        Mahatma Coat says:

        Yes, a good 40% would vote for a dustbin of horse manure, so long as it was sporting a red rosette.


      • 200
        bergen says:

        No matter how useless Ed stays, I can’t see Cameron getting an overall majority on the present system. It’ll be another coalition- probably not the current one.


      • 279
        Graham says:

        Something for nothing idiots always vote Liebour. Thick as pig sh*t. Voters in Stoke-on-Trentistan are good examples.


  8. 8

    How different for the Labour Party things could have been. Just suppose Ralph Miliband had not changed his name from Adolphe. What on earth was he thinking of when he did that?

    Instead of becoming a sociologist he might have become a supermarket king to rival Jack Cohen and his Tescos. Then brothers David and Ed might have become second generation leaders of the mighty worldwide combine, making a successful takeover of Walmart and secretly supporting Romney to rid the White House, the House and the Senate of the Democrats for another generation.

    But it was not to be.


  9. 12
    Ed Milionaireband says:

    Lets hope the unions will be willing to open their cheque books…..

    *sigh* I’ll need to get the lube and drop my pants again..


  10. 13
    The General says:

    Maybe if you hack his phone you could find out what is going on !!


  11. 14
    Ippikin says:

    Julia Gillard needs a job!


    • 17
      Julia Gizzard says:

      I have a job thank you very much !

      “hello ..would you be interested in finding ways to cut your energy bills? Just switching to…hello? ..hello?”


      • 110
        Ippikin says:

        Pity, I thought you would be able give Watson a good the seeing to he so clearly needs. Second thoughts?


    • 269
      Trappist Drunk of Useless Loop says:

      That now discomforted witch is not even fit to collect compacted stool samples from perpetually constipated, bloated greenies …


  12. 15
    Tachybaptus says:

    I’m sure he can lick the problem.


  13. 18
    The New Leper Party says:

    Labour are untouchable. You wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole.


  14. 19
    One Dumb Nation. says:

    Next, Watson will be treated in an Aussie hospital for severe barge pole marks!


  15. 21

    Fat boy pickles Go home or be arrested posters have received about 60 complaints to the advertising standards authority !
    So fuckin what ?
    If the gov wants to see some real complaining Open a forum / petition for the people who agree with these posters


    • 120
      BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

      45 of those 60 complaints to the ASA came from our employees and the rest from our comrades.


  16. 24

    Makes me piss Rancadore the mafia boss , has suddenly got a really bad heart condition
    Oh dear what a pity never mind


  17. 26
    nellnewman says:

    labour must just accept that they can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    And militwit sadly is a sow’s ear.


    • 28
      Ed Milionaireband says:

      “Hello? Is this the support helpline? … I’m being terribly bullied on the internet..”


      • 34
        nellnewman says:

        Sad really since the person who’s really bullying militwit is his brother davemilitwit!

        But that’s what you get for stabbing your own kith and kin in the back!!


        • 70
          Staunch Blue Nosed Tory says:

          Militwit, er Gordon Brown sold all our gold, um the state’s too big and I hate the BBC and let’s deregulate everything and the bankers are doing a great job it wasn’t their fault that they lent money without due care, and er, er, Gordon Browns a lunatic and it’s all Labour’s fault and let’s give the people at the top more money even if the share prices and profits of companies are going down because we’ve got to attract the best talent and did I say we should cut regulation and cut workers’ rights so we can can boost growth? Did I mention Brown selling all our gold?

          God Save The Queen!

          God save Cameron and Osborne – born to rule over us peasants.

          Up the Rangers!

          etc etc


        • 185
          Maq­boul says:

          Reasonable summation except that Brown sold half the nation’s gold reserves at a ludicrous price, not all.


      • 121
        The Askey Brothers says:

        Ask and you shall get.


    • 65
      TALLY HO GINGER says:

      Sow’s Sphincter more like


  18. 27
    Len McCluskey says:

    I can’t wait to be Prime Minister!


  19. 31
    JadedJean says:

    China seems to be doing very well at the moment…

    Strong economy – growth circa 8%.

    Very low immigration etc, etc.

    A harmonious society with a very high happy index.

    Can’t we just enlist one of their leaders and bring them over here to run our country?


  20. 35
    Seen elsewhere says:

    Have a look at what the Aussies have to say about the Pom so fat he has his own postcode, it’s not flattering.


  21. 39
    David Cameron was my fag at Eton says:


  22. 40
    Dan under says:

    I hear dame Edna may be up for it.


    • 50
      Gary Bloke says:

      Casting the net wider, let us note that Zimbabwe’s Bob Mugabe has never lost an election. He could serve either the Conservatives or Labour, having had here-today-gone-tomorrow ministers from both parties as this counterparts during his career of highly successful election campaigns.


      • 58
        Heel Patch says:

        And what is all the more surprising is that he has managed it all without the help of a (semi) functional postal system.


  23. 41
    Universal Hiss says:

    Don’t we have enough home grown British liars?

    Not really necessary to search the world for them.


    • 45
      Don't Vote Labour says:

      You are quite right UH, and your remark is perceptive.

      In fact it really does open up a very good question for the retarded lefties out there to perhaps explain further Labour’s scouring of all the shitty corners of the world to encourage plebs to emigrate to the UK.


  24. 47
    Lab says:

    Before the Navy even arrives I see the Spanish PM is starting to back pedal like mad now.
    Paella eating surrender monkey.


  25. 48
    Butch Dave says:

    “A harmonious society with a very high happy index.”

    Ooh, I like this unsubstantiated meaningless happy-clappy drivel. Can you get me the ph0ne number of their PR people.


  26. 53
    Chris Huhne says:

    You don’t hear much about me anymore. do you?
    I was front page news a while ago.


    • 57
      M102 says:

      You will be again when your ex publishes her book.


      • 69
        Heel Patch says:

        Point Breaks script has already been done.


      • 169
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        What a Pryce to pay.
        Sure, I’ve done that joke already.
        And I’ll KEEP doing it, do you hear me? I’m not ashamed– I’m GLAD I repeated myself! There– I said it! And I’m not going to stop, either, until we never hear about this waste of good oxygen ever again!
        I dunno– Huhney-Tunes just brings that out in me.
        I apologise for the outburst– carry on…


    • 59
      Tachybaptus says:

      Аnd thе ѕаddеѕt thіng іѕ thаt whеn уоu wrіtе ‘сunt’, іt dоеѕn’t turn іntо ‘Huhnе’ аnу mоrе, іt turnѕ іntо ‘Hunt’. Оh, thе fісklеnеѕѕ оf fаmе.


      • 115
        M102 says:

        The bubble and squeak was hinting in court that there might be some embarrassing revelations to come out.


      • 131
        Gonk says:

        Clinician now has far more shock value than ‘Hunt’.


        • 158
          Lucinda The Troll says:

          Isn’t it time we had another Lib-Dem on the spit. I rule out Handyock as he is far too low grade to keep us amused for very long.
          Simon Hughes has been keeping his head below the parapet for quite for a long time . . . .


          • The Belmarsh Tooth Fairy says:

            Agree, we need another Huhne or even an Oaten would liven things up a bit.


          • Commie Pom watch says:

            Please just keep the cnut out of New Zealand – I sold up everything I had to get away from the Brown terror!


  27. 62
    Straight talking Aussie says:

    Ed Miliband is a weirdo.


    • 126
      Gonk says:

      Ed was and is weird. But in his preppy summer gear with his pipestem arms and stooped gait he looks like a retarded weakling as well.
      So that’s weird, weak, puny, nasally, unworldly, uninspiring and missing link simian second cousin. Fair do’s, good hair though.


  28. 63
    Owen Jones says:

    Islam is peace.


    • 75
      Let Us Pray says:

      Yes, those Christian crusaders like Bush and Blair and Gordon Brown and David Cameron really like stirring it up and causing trouble by murdering muslims, don’t they?

      And their friends in the arms industry make a killing as a result.

      Bullets and oil.

      God Forgive them for their sins.


    • 89
      JH78567567567467 says:

      You just keep repeating that as they slip the noose around your neck.


  29. 66
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Will we see billboards in the City or London’s well-heeled suburbs bearing the message to non-doms and other tax dodgers:

    “Pay your taxes or face arrest.”

    Methinks not


    • 72
      Point of Information 4 says:

      Don’t you get those nice ads from HMRC about filing tax returns in time just before April ?

      I think they also advertise in newspapers, on billboards, internet etc.


    • 74
      Kipper says:

      What do you expect from a party who enjoys dividing the nation, this is nothing but a political ploy to win back members from UKIP.

      Remember these are the people who attack OUR OWN unemployed, disabled and our pensioners.

      That is Nothing more but a cynical PR ploy performed by a set of ignorant, selfish, right-wing lunatics, who care not one jot for anyone else but for their own ilk.

      Couldn’t we ask them to leave this country?


  30. 68
    Owen Jones is scared of muzees says:

    Tom Watson’s gone to Dingo Dingo Land.


    • 79
      Owen Jones is a spineless f'ucking c'unt says:

      Let him go swimming, where the shark nets are missing,
      Or send him to find Willis and Burke,
      To the tent embassy in C’anberra, where the aboriginals do meander,
      But don’t send him back to England to work.


  31. 71
    SingalongaDave says:

    ♫ ♫

    I'm a snake-oil salesman, baby, 
    I've got speed, 		      [unlike George, eh Louise ?]
    I'll steal everything you need; 
    I'm a snake-oil salesman, baby,
    Can’t half lie,, 
    I'm a supercilious guy; 
    I chillax for pleasure, 
    I can't feel your pain; 
    If you were to knock me up I'd just go down again, 
    I'm a snake-oil salesman, baby, 
    I'm makin' out, 
    I'm just a tout. 

    .¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ [instrumental – in wrecking the UK] .¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

    I jerk off every morning with a smile upon my face, 
    My tumescent protuberance squirts jizz all over the place; 
    I'm a snake-oil salesman, baby, 
    I'm malevolent but ‘clean’           [learnt a trick or two from Tony]
    Know what I mean? ;)
    I'm a snake-oil salesman, baby, 
    Back-door lover second to none, 
    Bum's a lot of fun;
    I never let my chums down,           [unless they diss me first] 
    I've never felt a boob,
    I'm a gay-boy magazine,  
    An advert on YouTube; 
    I'm a snake-oil salesman, baby, 
    Here comes the twist—
    One off the wrist !

    ♫ ♫

    [Stuffs hose-pipe up arse and lets rip while whirling other end above head]


    • 76
      One term only Dave says:

      “I am the crisis that will leave you homeless,
      The heart attack you have through stress,
      The reason the hospital you need is closed,
      The prescription you cannot afford,
      The food shopping you cannot buy,
      The reason you feel ashamed to be disabled,
      The reason you no longer have a job,
      I am the reason you are called a scrounger,
      I am David Cameron,
      This is the Tory Party,
      We are your crisis,
      And we don’t care who or what you are


      • 83
        Zero Term Ed says:

        I am the crithiths that will leave you speechleth,
        The heart attack you see in the pollth,
        The reathon the hospital ith killing people,
        The prethcription you cannot afford,
        The food thopping you cannot buy,
        The reathon you feel athamed to vote Labour,
        The reathon you no longer have a job,
        I am the reason you are called a thcrounger,
        I am Ed Miliband,
        One Nation is the Labour Party,
        We were your crithith,
        And we don’t care who or what you are


      • 129
        The cat in the hat says:

        Are you going to post this crock of shit regularly might I enquire?

        It’s best described as feeble.

        Still, if you think the world began at the last General Election I suppose we oughtn’t to expect too much.


    • 88
      Mornington Crescent says:


      ‘scuse my ignorance – but this is to be sung to which tune?


  32. 77
    P l e b says:

    Wouldn’t it be a scream if one of the Racist Vans were driven by an illegal immigrant!


  33. 80
    Dame Edna says:

    Hello possums! I’m available to be Labour’s election boss for 2015. That’s the antipodean cross-dressing vote in the bag!


  34. 84
  35. 87
    Hopeless Ed Miliband says:

    I had a look on Google Earth earlier today, and thought I’d spotted a new land mass to the north of Tasmania.

    Then I realised Tom Watson had gone for a swim.


  36. 91
    Politically Correct Programming Done Right says:

    A good strategy for dealing with the machinations of politically correct dogma is to condition oneself against the detrimental effects of the ‘label’

    The ‘label’ only works against an individual to whom the label does not apply to.

    This works in part because it catches the individual off guard, usually puts the individual in a position where they cannot think of a credible counter argument, and the overtones of assumed guilt further undermine the labelled individuals confidence and self image.

    In effect, those who label people incorrectly as rac!st or one of the other perjoratives which are used to divide people into various classes for control are in fact creating from ordinary people the very thing which they are censuring them for being in the first place.

    If you tell a person they are criminal when they are not, over time they will transition to the new role assigned. Particularly if the claim is continuously reinforced and supported by others in their peer group.

    The same works with the labels ‘rac!st’, homophobe, misogynist etc.

    The defense for the individual involves keeping at the front of their mind their innocence of the charge, and at no point should they allow the charge to stand.

    It is the responsibility of others in the peer group to not jump to the conclusion that the person is guilty of the label, and crowd to the aid of the accuser thus reinforcing what is in most cases likely a hostile claim.

    The crows is wiser to make a critical judgement and question carefully the reason for the accuser to have made the statement.

    If the group have any doubt as to the validity of the accusers claims, then they should make their own judgement of the accused but isolate the accuser.

    In any case, questioning the basis for such claims of the accuser, and examining your response and questioning the reactions of others usually destroys the politically correct control structures, as the fallacies become exposed.


    • 92
      Universal Hiss says:

      Are you Will Self?


      • 98
        Politically Correct Deprogramming Done Right says:

        No, but I totally messed up ‘crowd’ above.

        However, I do not feel any need to apologize to the crows for any unintended harm they may have experienced as a result of this error.


        • 124
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Have read and copied the piece – very interesting.
          btw another nasty smear that a very ignorant herd runs with is anti semi-tism.

          To repeat a quote made on here some time ago and NOT BY BW (hello are some of you politically correct numbskulls listening, and thinking while you read)

          “You cannot be racist towards a religion” – ffs work it out You – YES YOU AT THE BACK THERE always willing to attack the man but not the subject matter. YES YOU the ‘despicable ignorant blinkered’ numbskulls on here.


    • 113
      Lucinda The Troll says:

      Golly, we are certainly not up this stuff on a Friday night. All the intellectools are down the wine bar right now!


    • 132
      Big Momma says:

      “The crows is wiser” got me stumped; and I also believe you are Will Self, but on a self inflicted bender.


  37. 94
    A crow says:

    Indeed the crows is wiser. We doesn’t has governments, politicians, police, armies, priests, laws. When you is gone, we shall take over.


  38. 100
    Anonymous says:


  39. 101
    Universal Hiss says:

    Right ,quick bite to eat & then a re watch of Apocalypse Now.

    Brando take those bananas/burgers/fries out of your mouth.How much did we fucking pay you?What did you say?Christ on a bike etc.


  40. 105
    Hey Lefties : Message from the Welcoming committee down under for your boy Watson says:

    Ah yes, Gordon Brown.

    Remind me, how did that work out?

    Oh, that’s right, Tony Blair resigned in 2007, Gordon Brown succeeded him unopposed and then went on to lead the Labour Party to its largest loss of seats in a general election since 1931.

    So guess under Ed, things could only get better. Right ?


  41. 114
    Nosebone, The Mud Hutter says:

    Boring topic, Watson. Who cares? Send more cash now. Wifes and 12, no, 13 childrens to feeed before coming to Lindon soon.


  42. 127
    Blowing Whistles says:

    And haven’t they all supped with the Devil Incarnate himself Murdoch?


    • 297
      Binkie, The Professional Israeli Troll says:

      Could I just point out that Blowing Whistles eats his own bogies?


  43. 128
    Saffron says:

    Fatty Watsonian am not interested at all,he will get his just rewards via a certain media mogul.
    Now when you come to Red Ed Millipede who frankly would’nt know a policy for winning a GE if it fell on him,seeing that he is being dictated to by Red Len and the other union overpaid and underworked bosses.
    I am really looking forward to seeing any sort of policy from this Liebour bunch of chancers and the dregs around them.
    I also don’t see the people around Red Ed gathering around to give him support in fact I see the opposite.
    Finally I see that all the three parties are running shite scared of UKIP and together with the MSM are trying to discredit them at every opportunity vis a vis
    Godfrey Bloom this guys message was about how taxpayers cash was being frittered away to other countries despots and I for one cannot see anything wrong with bringing this to the attention of hard working taxpayers.


    • 135
      Blowing Whistles says:

      How prescient – the timing of our two comments – save that your ignorance about Murdoch is breathtaking.

      Murdoch has only ever guaged (or influenced) how public opinion moves – and he thus positions himself ‘behind’ the left or right shift of public opinion – while political numbskulls are from government to government into singing the praises of the Devil Incarnate himself so to repeat.


      • 141
        Universal Hiss says:

        Thank God you are here to put us on the right path.

        “Don’t get out of the boat”……..back to film.


      • 145
        Not Blowing Whistles says:

        A good question is whether Murdoch was a knowing or unknowing participant in the erosion of UK culture through some of his media output.

        One suspects he may have been a somewhat useful idiot to some.


        • 166
          Blowing Whistles says:

          NBW (At comment 140) – I have admired your many attempts to defened him (Rupee) over the past … However and I stress the word that follows for those who ‘get moody’- “IF” RUPEE & SON J were served with documentation almost ten years ago which ‘pointed them at numerous matters of serious concern’ yet in that time they have continued to take the annual profits (circa 33 million dollars or pounds whatever last year) while others have been put in prison illegally / unlawfully and they have done nothing to address the situation – then I have no sympathy for the man whatsoever. He has only been concerned with himself and his, even if he is a controlled puppet like mandy, bliar and so many others.


          • Not Blowing Whistles says:

            No worries BW. My remarks and position are not intended to distract from or displace yours – and please don’t mis-understand my remarks on Keith as defense. My concerns are more about balance and evaluation from what will soon be a historical perspective.

            My interest is more academic. History writers have a very nasty habit of not documenting accurately, and then having their work revised by others later.

            Considering the significant impact that the man has had on popular culture and populations themselves, and the apparent errors in his own judgement that are arguably putting at risk his own legacy within his own time, there is much more going on beyond the immediate good / bad.

            I have no axe to grind against Murdoch, but looking down the channel of recent cultural history in the UK which Murdoch has to a degree almost singularly crafted, there are many questions which need to be asked.

            Beyond the mans obvious and well documented business motivations, was he an active architect of the broader agenda to undermine society through a debasement of its culture, or was he just ‘following orders’.


    • 136
      Nigel of UKIP says:

      Hey, I am the only politician with the balls to tell the BBC to close down those clowns on the Today Programme on radio 4, and to get a new team that can offer balanced and truthful news.
      Damn forgot to mention the editors and management culture needs changing too.


  44. 137
    Man from the street says:

    In light of my recent PC education class, is it safe to assume I cannot use the word “Cuckoo Land”? I am confident some care in the community wacko c u n t will be offended.


    • 163
      Lady Gaga says:

      You most certainly can.


    • 173
      Politically Correct Deprogramming Done Right says:

      You most certainly can express yourself in any way you wish.

      If somebody objects to your use of a term, it is quite simple to ask them to explain to you why they are objecting.

      If they claim that it they are objecting because you are causing someone offence, then unless you find someone it is fair to retort that no one has taken offence.

      If the person making the accusation claims they are taking offence, try to identify why, and if they back themselves into a corner by using the argument that it is because they do not like the term, explain that this does not give them the right to attempt to censor you.


  45. 138
    The BBC launches a political coup says:

    What the Hell is going on at the BBC tonight? Their news department has launched a full scale deliberately untruthful attack on the government for their illegal immigrant ads.

    I’ve never seen the like of this before.


    • 144
      Gonk says:

      I have


      • 146
        Zactly says:


        • 147
          Zactly Zactly says:


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Here’s something else the BBC do not report [see 147 comment below in case it disappears]

            Portsmouth City Councillors ‘elect’ who the Recorder of Portsmouth will be. So they they politicals at the council elect the judicial head at Portsmouth Crown court. Sounds all very well and good eh … but what about all them politicals and judicials constantly mouthing / stating that they are ‘independent of one another’ – puts a different twist on it – in reality dunnit Or isn’t it all b/s & spin designed to dupe the masses?


    • 151
      BBC(aka Ministry of Truth) says:

      60 complaints is approx. 0.0001% of the population. These complaints must be taken seriously.


    • 157
      Gordon "Mandeba" Brown says:

      The BBC 6pm News went something like this:

      Racism on vans – Labour reply
      Girls hurt in completely random acid attack – no Labour position on this
      Racism by Eric Pickles – Labour reply
      Pregnant Panda (maybe) – no Labour position on this
      Homophobia in Russia – Labour reply


      • 161
        BBC labours mouthpiece says:

        Just remember a few days ago
        Economic expert ” wow the data coming out of the Uk on the economy is absolutely amazing”
        BBC ” economy shows a slight improvement” ( through gritted teeth at that)

        That sums it up perfectly plus the fact they have not dragged Balls on screen to explain why he was wrong. They are quick enough to do that to a Tory and when they don’t appear then boy!!! Do they make that known to all of us

        BBC utter utter CNuts


      • 196
        Viv Stanshall says:

        The item about the pregnant panda was followed by pregnant paws, I take it ?

        BTW, got a light, Mac ?


    • 238
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      The BBC News and C4 News Guru-Murthy both say “Go Home”. What they don’t say is “In the UK illegally – Go home or face arrest”
      The BBC and C4 are shit stirring lefties, both are an utter disgrace to balanced unbiased reporting.


      • 242
        The Left has taken over British broadcast news says:


        Plus they are staring up racial hatred when they make it seem ILLEGAL immigrants should be beyond the law


  46. 140
    Daily Mail reader says:

    The law’s the law, end of. I’d of thought this man should not of done what he did, its totally unacceptible and inappropriate, he should of been sacked because he never did what he could of. Get used to it. End of.


    • 142
      Another Daily Mail reader says:

      But you would of thought he might of done it if he could of even if he shouldn’t of.


  47. 143

    So supposing we had not had Adolphe Ralph Miliband, who else in the all-must-be-equal-except-the-dynastical-types might have spawned the necessary misfit/s to lead the mighty Labour movement?

    Well, there was E P Thompson, he was a reasonable bloke who even became moderately upset about the Soviets invading Hungary in 1956 but not enough for it to shake his Marxist beliefs. He had three children with Dorothy, two of which were boys, Ben and Mark. So they could have led the Labour party instead.

    But surely the one that Labour should have looked after better was John Saville. What a name to conjure with. He was so highly thought of that he had a MI5 agent stationed at his house in Hull. Saville had no less than three sons, as well as a daughter, so think what a confrontation for the Labour leadership that could have been. Blood everywhere. Then the winner could have appointed Jimmy Savile as Children’s Minister.


  48. 153
    Blowing Whistles says:

    ** Knock me sideways with a feather ‘Hancock’ late news **

    I have been informed that BBC South have on the late news (tonight) reported that Hancock is holidaying in Spain but that as of thurs (8th) he has refused to make any comment on the ongoing Portsmouth City Council investigation into his doings while there is an ongoing civil action against him.



    • 192
      nellnewman says:

      I thought he was too ill to be investigated?

      But he’s not ill enough to postpone his holiday abroad then? I do hope the spanish authorities are keeping an eye on his activities .


  49. 162
    cheche says:

    how many complaints does it take to get a probe into the bbc


  50. 164
    They will have to kill me first says:

    EU flag set to replace the royal crest on British birth certificates despite ministers’ bid to block move


  51. 168
    Blowing Whistles says:

    What was that saying – something about Rome burning while politicians fiddled (expenses et cetera)?


  52. 171

    Cuпts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts, wankers, сunts.

    That is all.


    • 174
      A crow says:

      Thieves, villains, crooks, swindlers, sharpers, tricksters, fraudsters, rascals, miscreants, rogues, curs, lice, swine, snakes in the grass, weasels, monsters, ruffians, blackguards, cads, bounders, rotters, mountebanks, good-for-nothings, ne’er-do-wells, rapscallions, reprobates, scallywags, bastards, heels, lowlifes, miscreants, sons of a bitch, arseholes, arsewipes, buggers, cocksuckers, motherfuckers, scumbags, scuzzbuckets, shits, tuгds, spalpeens, ratfinks, vipers, shysters, varlets and whoreson knaves.

      And that is not all.


    • 225
      Chris Huhne says:

      Someone called?

      I’ve got a cushy new number at £100K a year from a US energy company.


  53. 177
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Look at that photo ..

    He really is a fat cnut isn’t he.

    Hopefully he will catch the version of syphilis that makes your dick drop off and then rots your brain.

    It will be well deserved.


    • 178
      Tachybaptus says:

      I think there’s only one version of syphilis. After the initial sores it goes dormant for years and then suddenly flares up and makes you fall to pieces and go mad.


  54. 179
    'Wen ze chicken feathers are swept away and you do not know if ze brakes are still OK, says:

    EU declares war on caravans with plan for MoT-style tests which will cost families hundreds of pounds


  55. 181
    Casual Observation says:

    Marxists and Libertarians are natural enemies.

    Libertarian ideology of small state and individual freedom is the diametric opposite of the collectivist paradise which the Marxist wishes to manufacture.

    For the Libertarians to defeat Marxist beliefs requires the same techniques as for that needed by normal people to defeat the control of the psychopath.

    Firstly, if one is a libertarian they should feel no shame in expressing this and regard it as a something to draw strength from. This ideology comes from very deep inside the us.

    One should then consider the Marxist Argument that labels libertarians as being intellectually lazy. This is a false argument which can be defeated by making the observation that managing a morally just free society with a minimal state does work and that system is stronger than the Marxian ones which require a heavy weight state to create similar with less freedom. Ergo, the libertarian model must be far from intellecually lazy as it gets more stable and better results with less artificial support (state)

    The most profound and important statement an individual who is being truthful can state, and the most important statement uttered in the media this week was:

    I am a libertarian.


    • 188

      The self-defeating Marxist argument you quote is so characterised because it is merely ad hominem and, thereby, necessarily lazy because it presents no grounds.


      • 226
        grounds for an ad hominem attack says:

        Fuck off Sc.


      • 230
        Intellectual piffle watch says:

        As politics is essentially the art of grabbing and exercising power, some of the most successful political campaigns in history have been as the result of ad hominem attacks.


        • 235
          Propaganda Watch says:

          Even B’ertrand R’ussel noted that negative propaganda is much more powerful than positive.

          That is fully to your point.

          This does not mean that such flawed reasoning should go unchallenged or become accepted on flimsy grounds of compliance.

          David Cameron should note in particular what Edmund Burke – arguably the philosophical father of modern conservatism – once said:

          ‘When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.’

          This is often paraphrased more popularly as:

          All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.


          • Intellectual piffle watch says:

            “This does not mean that such flawed reasoning should go unchallenged or become accepted on flimsy grounds of compliance.”

            It’s just a fact, pure and simple, you fucking nut job.


      • 232
        Casual Observation says:

        Most of the Marxist arguments are flawed as they do indeed have no grounds, and generally do rely on ad hominem which is self defeating.

        The arguments of Marx are vacuous and lazy by definition.

        The problem though is that they are credible, and falsely claim credibility on the grounds that they are somehow made with superior ‘intellectual rigor’.

        To fix this problem, attacking their argument first, and discrediting that should be performed first. Educating others to recognize and understand what is meant so they can associate firmly the Marxist argument with the lay term: ‘bullsh!t’ will help individuals re-frame their own point of reference.

        Once the credibility of the Marxist is nullified, then the job is complete.

        Attacking the man and not the ball is the trap which most arguments of the left set. A good approach is to neutralize the argument not through closing down the debate, but by exposing the debate as being false.

        Once defeated, the Libertarian should be guarded that the Marxist will return with a different and more bizarre argument.

        Pushing the Marxist into the territory which would immediately invite ridicule should be the long term objective, in order to minimize the harm they can cause.


    • 193
      Gonk says:

      I am a libertarian with a moniker, they hate that. A bit lazy though.


  56. 183
    Greg James says:

    I doubt that Bruce Hawker will be on anyone’s shortlist for campaign manager after Rudd and the Labor Party get the smashing they oh so rightly deserve, in about 3 weeks time.

    God only knows what the leftard commentariat are going to make of it in the aftermath. They’ll be wandering about, with vacuos incomprehension, reinforcing each other of their closed little circle, that nobody, nobody at all, could possibly have comprehended the utter thrashing that the Australian electorate is about to deal to the Australian Labor Party.

    Of course, as is always the case with the leftard commentariat, they will be wrong.

    Greg J
    Melbourne OZ


  57. 189
    Nigel S says:

    Couldn’t Labour just get a couple of Saffers?


  58. 190
    Harribet Harman says:

    Harman recently attacked bookmakers, mentioning in particular her opposition to Paddy Power. She’s now dropped her opposition to bookies. Her son has just landed a high paying job at Paddy Power.

    Is there no end to her hypocrisy?


    • 228
      She's a labour mp and a socialist what do you expect says:



    • 282
      Anonymous says:

      More hypocrisy (or hippo-cra-cy) to come… have to wait for the next passing bandwagon though.


    • 291
      The cat in the hat says:

      I think you will find he’s an honorary woman waiting quietly for the next all womens’ [apostrophe assistance welcome] to happen along.


  59. 191
    nellnewman says:

    I see labour’s shadow minister of the national death service says militwit needs to raise his game and is arguing for that nhs over which he presided as it needlessly killed thousands of people to be restored to it’s labour days glory!

    And he wonders why labour is having trouble convincing the electorate they are a credible government in waiting!!


  60. 199
    BBC labours mouthpiece says:

    Sky news “Ed Miliband has until next spring to prove he can lead Labour to election victory, a senior shadow cabinet minister has said.”

    BBC news same story

    “Labour must “put its cards on the table” and produce attention-grabbing policies by next spring or risk losing the next election, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has warned.”

    Remember BBC news stated economy had ” slight improvement” when others where saying “wow the data out of the UK is amazing”


  61. 201
    Justin and Quentin says:

    Sooo looking forward to seeing you at our wedding Dave — don’t forget to leave Sam at home.


  62. 203
    Owen Jones says:

    Ed Miliband has spent the last three years telling us to abandon our plans to rescue the economy. He claimed the only answer was more borrowing.
    But because we took action to cut borrowing, the deficit is down by a third, private sector employment is at an all-time high and now the economy is moving out of intensive care and into recovery.
    Labour’s argument has been proved wrong – and yet they’re still clinging to the same old Labour policy of more borrowing.
    This year alone, they’ve announced policies that would cost £50 billion without saying how they would pay for them. That’s £2,960 more debt for every working family in this country – and it would lead to soaring mortgage rates.


    • 218
      BBC labours mouthpiece says:

      We see nothing


    • 224
      albacore says:

      Lib, Lab or Tory, financially they’re tits
      They’ll borrow and spend the old country to bits
      Why, were you not propagandized otherwise
      Planned sabotage might be what you would surmise


      • 229
        Ed will be gone by xmas save ed milliband says:

        Good attempt to smear all three when only one is totally
        You are a labour shrill and I claim my free paddy power bet


        • 233
          albacore says:

          I wouldn’t piss on a Labourite on fire
          In the whole of Hades there ain’t enough ire
          To condemn all the concerted treachery
          Of the unholy LibLabCon trinity


          • Pdubya says:

            I Think I’m a bit more compassionate than you. I would probably piss on a labourite who was on fire but draw the line at dousing the flame competely.


  63. 204

    Presumably, Hаrry won’t be watching the Perseids meteor shower as he will either be pissed or fast asleep…


  64. 206
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Grammar Schools, Internships, now betting shops, La Harman does a rapid handbrake turn – again.


    • 210
      nellnewman says:

      And don’t forget that all women shortlist into which she shoe horned her husband.

      hatty the hypocrite indeed!!


    • 219
      BBC labours mouthpiece says:

      If a Tory even thought about one of those hypocritical u turns the BBC would have had it on for weeks with labour MPs lined up to comment and toilets McGuire on every paper review

      Why o why can’t the British public see through these con artists.


    • 243
      Harman @ the NCCL: Pre Labour says:

      She used to support actively the PIE @ the NCCL.

      This was prior to her joining the Labour party, but remains historical fact.


  65. 209
    Owen Jones says:

    Oy Vey indeed.

    Chris Huhne Lands Top Job At Energy Firm


  66. 231
    Owen Jones says:

    Andrex is infinitely superior to the Guardian. You should try it!


  67. 236
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander says:

    A great story, tickled me no end :)


  68. 241
    The Eagles. says:

    I turn on the tube and what do I see
    A whole lotta people cryin’ “Don’t blame me”
    They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
    Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
    Victim of this, victim of that
    Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat

    Get over it
    Get over it
    All this whinin’ and cryin’ and pitchin’ a fit
    Get over it, get over it


  69. 248
    We can help you return home voluntarily without fear of arrest or detention. The BBC does not report says:


  70. 251
    Point of Information 4 says:

    Perhaps the Marxist is fixated on the concept of struggle as they are projecting their own doubts about their own philosophy and actions.


  71. 254

    When you’re being tracked by a smart trashcan, shouldn’t you have to opt in first?


  72. 256
    ali moany says:

    Good morning . Great day. Sun shining.
    Difficult being the divorced father of daughters in comparison with those who have sons. Especially in 2013 where both looks and brains are a necessity for when they are older. Expect Guido must be starting to panic too as his grow up but today’s news shows there is at least an alternative to hand. Summer holidays and arranged marriages!
    Managed to sell the youngest who is 8 with no problems. Same for the 10 year old but here they insisted on a Sky Sports package and Sun newspaper subscription. Still negotiating on the 12 year old where they are holding out for England v Scotland, and Ireland v Wales Rugby tickets to complete the deal but it looks promising.
    These Welsh Baptists and Scottish Episcopalians really dri-ve a hard bargain eh.


  73. 274
    Oz spin Dr for Labour says:

    Strewth cobbers, Ok so Labour
    got it wrong on Iraq
    got it wrong on immigration
    got it wrong on the economy
    got it wrong on zero-hour contracts
    … etc


  74. 285
    Lickity Lick says:

    Oh look, a fat cock with a cock substitute!


  75. 287
    gordon is a moron says:

    chris slimes his way into a highly paid conjob. it will come.
    the first tv producer who fetches him up for view should have his agenda laden balls put into a crusher . and it will happen ..just to rub the plebs noses in it.

    fucking duplicitous BASTARDS!


  76. 289
    gordon is a moron says:

    I spoke to chris only last week. wednesday i recall . he revisioned what for him had been a very personal tragedy . he began to bare his political soul! i screamed CHRIS CHRIS (at this point he asked carla to leave us alone, to my mind to spare her any tragedy of her own) i continued . chris dear friend do not beat yourself with that simple sword of truth(you know that weapon you bravely sweated for months to forge on the classic anvil of blatant media whoring….. outright denial and then humiliating career ending admission of guilty as charged

    johan hari

    and to think fucking idiots still buy the independent
    i’ll bet the present editor will be the first fucktard to let him spout his greenie shite!


  77. 300
    @nighlaw says:

    It’s great theatre I dont understand why Guido dont just enjoy the action if Watson goes after the digger in Oz! Its not as if Guido is beholden to the Murdoch shilling is it? Guido is an independent blogger isnt he.


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