August 13th, 2013

Crisis? What Media Crisis


225 Comments

  1. 1
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    We are buggered now.

  2. 2
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Can I still pull down £115k pa blagging?

  3. 3
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  4. 4
    Machiavelli says:

    The Telegraph reports 5 hour queues at Gibraltar. I’ve realised that this is all a put up job between Cameron and the Spanish government. Without the pain and expense of the Falklands, he can demonstrate how strongly he stands up for ‘Britain’. Probably one of Crosby’s ideas since both countries are getting increasingly worried about their people’s decreasing support for control from Brussels.

  5. 5
    Keith Vaz says:

    I am the Great Exalted Greasy One now. Mandelson is a mere Oiligarch.

  6. 6
    David Minibanana says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!

  7. 7
    Joss Taskin says:

    Lost your tinfoil hat ?

  8. 8
  9. 9
    V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

    Vote Labour

  10. 10
    Flaw in the thought says:

    Except to be strong on Britain he has to win a victory. At present the press is negative saying he isn’t doing enough.

    If it really is all an Illuminati put up job, how can Spain & the UK both get an acceptable outcome? Spain must stop harassing Gib citizens on the border and Britain must cede Gibraltar to Spain.

  11. 11
    Troll under the bridge says:

    “An email from Sussex Police said: “Further to our telephone conversation today, I would like to confirm that Sussex Police is investigating the malicious, abusive and threatening comments made on an open forum website”

    Moussa what have you been doing now?

  12. 12
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    The sooner Leveson Part Two is started concluded and implemented the better.

  13. 13
    ready meals are a cheap source of tinfoil says:

    They are always like this. Everything is a conspiracy. Yet the evidence of your own eyes shows almost everything is a cock up.

    Iraq, Vietnam, Groundnut scheme, Wind farms, Ed Miliband being leader ..its all cock up.

  14. 14
    Media Scumbag working for the Daily Scumbag says:

    Masters in the art of fiction. The same repetive genre with no imagination or wit. A blunt tool, a substitute for the sword of truth.

  15. 15
    Chris Bryant says:

    I thought yesterday went rather well, if I say so myself.

  16. 16
    Last century says:

    Pants

  17. 17
    Vote for real Change and freedom says:

    Err, except that voting for any of the LabLibCon socialist Alliance of traitors, thieves and liars, will always get you more of them same old shite we have had for the last twenty years.

  18. 18
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    At least the Spaniards are addressing their economic problems and lack of competitiveness unlike some.

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  20. 20

    Yes Chris everyone knows Labour can be trusted on immigration, well done.

  21. 21
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    Vote Con, get Dimmy Dave’s faux Tory Party.

    Only kidding. Labour set to get an 84 seat majority. Vote Con, get Labour. Vote LimpDum, get Labour. Vote UKIP, get to stand on the moral high ground.

  22. 22
    Monkey Puzzle Tree says:

    Why did David Miliband leave politics? Surely, he worked out that Ed was just leader on a temporary basis. If he stuck at it, the ruin & rubble that has become the Labour party would have been his to reconstruct & reign over for a least a decade. He need not have worried about stabbing Ed in the back as someone else would have done the nasty work for him. I think David Miliband worked out that there is something that is rotten to the core about Labour that could not be easily fixed -most likely unions- & decided he was better off out.

  23. 23
    Machiavelli says:

    Never had one Lynton.

  24. 24
    Scottish Chav says:

    so when does polly get forcibly retired to her dacha in the sun?

  25. 25
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    Are the number of beards increasing though?

  26. 26
    Hopeless Ed Miliband says:

    Usual form is for the losing party leader to telephone the winner and congratulate him on the night of the general election. I am not looking forward to telephoning David Cameron and wishing him well through gritted teeth.

    Would it be considered a terrible faux pas for me to get this out of the way now, or do I really have to wait until 2015?

  27. 27
    C.O.Jones says:

    What about the Chilcot Enquiry?

  28. 28
    Vote for real Change and freedom says:

    Oddly, I remember a time when the police used to go after real criminals who did real crimes.
    Not after people who say nasty or spiteful or idiotic things on the internet.

    Mind you, we lived in a relatively free society back then and free speech was still something that was allowed, by our increasingly poisonous political elite.

  29. 29
    Realit says:

    More likely he realised he could make a lot more dosh.

  30. 30
    Raving Loon says:

    Voting Tory also gets Labour so I guess we’re screwed.

  31. 31
    Monkey Puzzle Tree says:

    So it is really a conspiracy of cock ups. So the cock up misdirects from the conspiracy.

    All conspiracies fail in their objectives and descends into chaos. Funny that.

  32. 32
    samuel poops says:

    there won’t be any shortage of scribblers – there’s mass youth unemployment – the tragedy is in the disposable incomes of the hacks on the nationals

    and the realisation by those running the media that monkeys really can be fed peanuits can still churn out the drivel demanded by the mob

    then there’s the bbc………

  33. 33
    Gooey Blob says:

    I thought Purnell should have stayed around too. 2015 is dead and buried for Labour, but if they want to form a government in 2020 someone will need to pick up the pieces in 2015, rebuilding it and leading from the centre.

    Nobody in the shadow cabinet looks like a leader-in-waiting. They are all awful.

  34. 34
    Where's Wallmart says:

    By increasing bureaucracy at the border?

    That will help them out of their troubles.

  35. 35
    Gooey Blob says:

    I doubt The Sun would stoop so low as to print her twaddle.

  36. 36
    10.4 highway patrol says:

    ….. an oligarch with the requisite deep pockets to match

  37. 37
    Dixon of Ipad Dock Green says:

    But its much easier to wait for a tweet from feminist human rights lawyer saying she has had some saddo knob told her to die in a fire.

    The evidence is all there, already collected, and the law is clear and the offence is there already confessed. We have the time of the crime. Name and email and home address of the suspect. Its a piece of cake to go round and arrest them during office hours.

    Looking for people nicking lead from the roof of the school means staying up late and sitting in the cold. No one much fancies it.

    So we police the internet to keep feelings going unhurt.

    ‘evenin all..

  38. 38
    Gordon the Medicated says:

    I have Pogonophobia.

    That woman/man/beard person I live with has a hairy triangle that sends me screaming in terror.

  39. 39
    Nothing of interest to report IT was ALL just a great big misunderstanding says:

    Findings sealed under the Cabinet 70 year rule

  40. 40
    B.O.G.O.F. says:

    Every little helps !!

  41. 41
    Queen Cersei says:

    But you shall be King, my prince.
    Mummy will make it so.

  42. 42
    Sir William Waid says:

    The y-axis show the relative number of job ads for journalists, not the number of jobs.

  43. 43
    Spanish Fly says:

    Seems a bit stupid to actually penalize your own citizens who are crossing the border to work, £43 each way soon makes it uncompetitive to carrying on working in Gibraltar for the 10,000 Spanish who cross the border every day and I’m sure that there are millions of “Poles” and other Eastern Europeans who would gladly take over the work for probably 25% less money.

    Another excellent strategy especially when you have youth unemployment running at 54%

  44. 44
    Tony Blair says:

    Hi…just thought you should know…I changed that to 700 years.
    Best for everyone that way.

    Especially me.

  45. 45
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    err.. except that the last two council elections proved more people from Labour are voting UKIP than from the Tories. And now the Tories have a recovering economy. What have Labour got? Ed Balls and no credibility whatsoever.

    And remember, vote Tory get heir to Blair.

  46. 46
    10.4 highway patrol says:

    Just shows you Latin blood is thicker than financial water …..

    Spain apparently seeking an ally in Argentina at the UN in fight against Falklands / Gib annexations by Colonial Brittania ….

    Er .. sorry?? … This being the same Argentina which nationalised YPF Spanish oil company with little or no compensation causing Espana to mount furious protest … is that all forgotten now ??

    A bit like Arab /Persian blood being thicker than the Iran/ Iraq War . Saddam Hussein under terminal USA attack in Iraq War number one puts all his airforce into an Iranian airfield for safekeeping for the duration .
    Er … this was the same Iran with whom Iraq had been at war foir the previous several years with bloody carnage on both sides .. What was that all about then ??

  47. 47
    Nige the pint says:

    I am a Faralangelist!

  48. 48
    Daily Telegraph job ad for trainee journalist says:

    “The successful candidate must have at best a rudimentary understanding of English grammar, little or no knowledge of the world prior to 1988 and a strong and proven ability to copy and paste endless drivel from Twitter and Facebook. This is a trainee position but the job title will include the word ‘Editor’ to impress your mates.”

  49. 49
    10.4 highway patrol says:

    Indeed so — seems like a Spanish Fly in the Ointment from here .

  50. 50
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Labour needs to ask itself what question voters are asking to which the answer is “Owen Jones”.

  51. 51
    Moroccan Berber says:

    For Western citizenship passport we will work for free.

    Until we move onto the UK- then you can give us free house …my Brother said he had a free house and ..some other things… wonderful things..

    Like a gold car and liver transplant and university degree and silver doorknob and all you can eat pizza and windmill for garden and class A drugs and woman who wear just tight t/shirt and hot pants and bank holidays and free eye tests and holiday on narrow boat and colonic irrigation and pierced nipples and tattoo of dolphin on woman’s tit and buy one get one free and packet of 2 condom from machine in alcoholic place toilet and amusing sign for fridge say ‘I have big knickers’ and ITV2 and fish and chips and Angry Birds and big bird house and silver boots and an umbrella with dots on it and recycling bags and Alton towers and DVD boxsets and social workers and no tax paid and no work ever again…and bingo and gay pride marches and ..

  52. 52
    Choochoo says:

    Latest labour sound bite Cost of living crisis . Train fares to rise and ms Eagle on BBC news stating government out of touch if they think people can keep paying. Meanwhile she completely ignores fact in the graph shown on the screen that they went up more under Labour

  53. 53
    Goatee Brown says:

    British Beards for British Chins

  54. 54
    Universal Hiss says:

    Hah! Vote SNP,get SNP.

    I’m only smug until next year when wee Eck gets his arse kicked.

  55. 55
    Gloat is good says:

    Tweet it.

  56. 56
    BongoBongo says:

    Unemployment is 7.8% and they’ve just allowed another half million into the country. For every pound paid in tax 20p is spent on servicing debt. We are continuing to borrow money which we then send abroad. But all they want to do is talk about ‘bongobongo’.

  57. 57
    The Beach Boys says:

    Ber ber ber, ber berber ban

  58. 58
    Universal Hiss says:

    I think it’s possible to get flights from New York to London.

    He just needs to wait,point,laugh,return. Perhaps.

  59. 59
    The Voters says:

    We’ll have chips with that.. oi, you, what’s your name? I said we I want chips.

  60. 60
    Universal Hiss says:

    They are the zero hours,self employed,no win no fee jobs.

  61. 61
    BBC Red Bottom says:

    Isn’t she a darling? And she speaks so beautifully. Not like a mumbling retard at all. She doesn’t make anyone want to hammer nails into their ears.

    We love her!

  62. 62
    Eloc yrrah says:

    Dave says it is the right thing to do

  63. 63
    Jon 'pinko' Snow says:

    Can’t wait for the next big disaster so I can buy a new rig out and get out there; all expenses paid by the taxpayer – It’s so exhilarating to see things on a such an awesome scale and to be part of earth shaking events, all in the name of sympathetic reporting you understand.

    Disaster tourism: it’s only for the very rich and privileged as access all areas is very difficult.

  64. 64

    Transgender teen killed by mob in Jamaica

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/11/transgender-teen-killed-by-mob-in-jamaica/

    Boycott Jamaica, duckies!!!!

  65. 65
    Cynic says:

    “Rail fares to rise by average of 4.1% in January 2014″

    So by half the annual rate of inflation, eh?

  66. 66
    UKIP or bust says:

    “Its a piece of cake to go round and arrest them during office hours.”

    Don’t you mean go there at four in the morning mob-handed with helicopters, film crew and smash down the door yelling American type orders, so that when it becomes good entertainment/scaremongering on the box six months later.

  67. 67
    UKIP or bust says:

    Filthy pants recent outburst on forign workers proves that libore know that UKIP is gaing plenty of votes from them.

    Their worried.

  68. 68
    the knackers man says:

    tow rag!

  69. 69
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    He doesn’t have a beard like I do!

  70. 70
    nellnewman says:

    Ho Hum. Another bandwagon labour is jumping on without any considered thought for a credible policy.

    They’re really run around now like headless chickens babbling rubbish! Tiresome!!

  71. 71

    Well, like, I fink there will always be a job like, for a geezer,like, who can put more than two words togevver, what make sense, innit like!

  72. 72
    nellnewman says:

    No doubt those new jobs are all based at the beeb – no doubt the job descriptions promise loads of five star hotels, worldwide first class travel and lots of champagne all courtesy of the taxpayer.

    Only requirement for the the job is that you are a rabid biased leftwinger with no sense of fairness or journalistic balance.

  73. 73
    Dennis Waterman says:

    What part of “We’re the police– on the floor, face down, hands out to the side!” is uniquely American?

    Cor blimey, I tell a bloody lie, if I say me and John Thaw weren’t doing that sort of shite back in the Seventies!

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Is that what Fatbot meant by divide and rule?

  75. 75
    Bit of a Pen and ink says:

    Leave a hand written note on the desk. Served ok before

  76. 76
    RedoMcClusterfuckski says:

    Ed being leader nah we fixed that

  77. 77
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    “no doubt the job descriptions promise loads of five star hotels, worldwide first class travel”

    No doubt. Even worse, I bet they’re all for BBC local radio, too.

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Vote UKIP and unless they get 327 seats then MIllitwat and balls are into no 10 . Think long and hard about that. The infestation that is Labour must be eradicated first. Then vote for who the hell you like.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    No get Milli and balls .

  80. 80
    Crazy Cat Lady says:

    Remember, election winners need a majority. So, last election there were no winners.

    Labour could have formed a coalition with the Tories, instead they did the decent thing and stood aside.

    I wonder what will happen if Cameron fails to get a majority next time?

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    You normally shred it

  82. 82
    Sir William Waid says:

    So, when nobody will lend us any more money and there are four dependants to every taxpayer, we will have plenty of news analysts to analyse the collapse for us.

  83. 83
    copied says:

    Guido has a draft(s) copy

  84. 84
    Gordan Brown says:

    not a job for a novice

  85. 85
    Tony Blair misleading Parliament with gay abandon says:

    That the rather obvious findings of the Chilcot inquiry have been kicked into the long grass is ‘beyond doubt’.

  86. 86
    Sarah Browned Off says:

    Who are you calling a beard ?

  87. 87
    Simon Cowells ex factor says:

    Ive got a whole boat full of them.

  88. 88
    TV Personality says:

    You are Jonathan Ross and I claim my damages.

  89. 89
    A devout Muslim says:

    But we will be able to take prayer 5 times a day unhindered!

  90. 90
    Ed Balls, economist extraordinaire says:

    I clambered over mounds and mounds of Poly Styrene foam
    Then fell into a swimming pool filled with fairy snow
    And watched the world turned day-glo……

    these shrooms are good……

  91. 91
    Bongo Bongo Land President says:

    I demand billions of pounds in aid for your countries insult of my glorious land.

  92. 92
    Y front man says:

    Ian Flynn @ifflynn
    I agree that Chris Bryant feels strongly about the immigrant workers. Indeed so strongly that he has attacked himself for his speech.

  93. 93
    Y front man says:

    RT @Jamin2g Chris Bryant is essentially having an argument with himself and losing. #radio4today

  94. 94
    Y front man says:

    Harry Cole @MrHarryCole
    Home Office source re Bryant: “We hope there isn’t a reshuffle as we’d like to keep him.”

  95. 95
    Y front man says:

    The Labour fightback starts now ….

    Owen Jones‏@OwenJones842m
    Right, off to adopt the foetal position until Labour sort themselves out

    Dan Hodges‏@DPJHodges28m
    Chris Bryant basically ended by attacking himself for undermining his own ridiculous silly season message.

    James Kirkup‏@jameskirkup34m
    This @chrisbryantmp Today prog interview is truly painful. Fortunately for him there’s not a Labour reshuffle coming up. Oh.

  96. 96
    A Blogger says:

    Guido, for a post to finish the day on, this one is pretty lame

  97. 97
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Spiffing wheeze, old sod, getting that couple to say you broke them up by getting her with child– I mean, how much more “macho” could you try to act, ducky?

  98. 98
    Man from the street says:

    Nu Labour, Blu Labour it’s all the same.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    RT @LabourHistory: Today in 1975 inflation hit a postwar record of 26.9%

  100. 100
    bergen says:

    He just realised that baby brother wasn’t up to it and the very last person to replace a useless Milliband would be another one.

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Tim Gatt @TimGattITV
    “@ITVLauraK: Recruiters organisation, REC, says Chris Bryant is ‘painfully uninformed’ about employment rules”

  102. 102
    And the good news keeps on coming says:

    Markit Economics @MarkitEconomics
    UK Regional PMIs: Recovery strengths again in July, led by strong output growth across North West England & London twitpic.com/d7v0to

  103. 103
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  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    Billy Blofeld @billyblofeld
    “the only speech in British political history to be attacked live on air by the politician actually delivering it”

  105. 105
    Man from the street says:

    Any Kippers on here know who the little hottie in this vid is?

  106. 106
    A Socialist says:

    Happy days

  107. 107
    Anonymous says:

    CCHQ Press Office @RicHolden
    CIPD Labour Market Survey shows net hiring at highest level since 2008. #Employment onrec.com/news/news-arch…

  108. 108
    Loopy Lou says:

    What is wrong with both things being dealt with in tandem this side of Christmas?

  109. 109
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    It’s the Dimmy Dave good news show!

    510,800 immigrants allowed into UK last year. Plus the many, many more that slipped in under Theresa May’s nose.
    National debt set to double by 2017.
    Britain’s debt interest payments set to rise from £44 billion p/a in 2010 to £75 billion in 2017.
    Prime Minister Dimmy Dave due to open the door to 29 million more East Europeans on Jan 1st.
    Dimmy Dave to borrow £32 billon to build the unwanted/unnecessary HS2 railway.
    Price of HS2 rises to £43 billion.
    Then add another £7 billion for the trains.
    Thanks to gutless Dimmy Dave, our EU membership fee increased 13% last year; exceeds £20 billion for the first time.
    £500 million of our foreign aid ends up in al queda’s pocket.
    Hundreds of millions more ends up funding other countries’ space programmes.

    With Dimmy Dave Camoron, the good news never stops coming!

  110. 110
    Chinny Chin Chin says:

  111. 111
    Jimmy says:

    From the youtube comments: “This video is a nice “fuck you!” to anyone who calls UKIP racist. All 3 in this video speak English beautifully”

    Bless.

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    meanwhile says:

    So is Spanish PM Rajoy going to be prosecuted for tax evasion, fraud and
    running a slush fund?

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Just about all of the above points were started or created by Labour. It’s gonna take time to correct

  115. 115
    Not Jimmy says:

    Not only that, they say things that make more sense than you usually do

  116. 116
    Keep Our Press Free says:

    I listened to Bryant argue in favour of Leveson restrictions on our free press in a Spectator debate a few months ago.
    He was bloody useless then too.

  117. 117
    Marie Antoinette says:

    They do not have time. The public is losing patience by the day.

    And don’t be naive about the economy: after a long depression, the most dangerous time for any unrepresentative, ossified, regime is when an economy starts to improve, bringing hope and unbottling the pent-up desire for major change

  118. 118
    nellnewman says:

    Yes but those children are adoring – labour as a credible opposition in a working democracy is utterly pathetic!!

  119. 119
    Mike Shafted says:

    But more unemployed individuals in the UK are needed to ensure the rate does not fall under 7% or interest rates for savers will then rise and the saver vermin must pay for their insolence.

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    O`banabama says:

    oh

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    The ugly one who is allowed to tag along says:

    I really do not see what Ed Miliband sees in Chris Bryant. Is hoping he will look less inept in comparison?

  122. 122
    nellnewman says:

    So what is labour going to do to make themselves into a credible opposition?

    Because at the moment the keystone cops look much more likely to provide an alternative opposition in this UK democracy!!

  123. 123
    O`banabama says:

    then foxtrot oscar

  124. 124
    nellnewman says:

    It’s more than can be said of labour!!

  125. 125
    Rupe says:

    We’d print her bubblies, but she’d have to ask Desmond to print her twaddle

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    nellnewman says:

    True – labour have almost run out of time to prove they can provide an alternative government.

    They’re looking more ramshackle than kim jong un at the moment and that’s saying something!

  128. 128
    nellnewman says:

    I think militwit needs to make chrisbryant his next shadow home secretary! +++Laugh+++

  129. 129
    Viva el vino says:

  130. 130
    Dan Snow says:

    Oh daddy, can you get me another role on telly too.

  131. 131
    Bob Fleming says:

    UKIP are now the opposition Nell

  132. 132
    Ed Balls, economist extraordinaire says:

    The best thing about Cowell is that there’s only one of him. But if he breeds……..arghghgh!

  133. 133
    Cast iron bra department says:

    Always looks shagged.

  134. 134
    History says:

    It is entirely possible they will fail to become credible and actually implode. There is no immutable law of politics, even with gerrymandered constituencies and FPTP, that says a former party of government must survive forever.

  135. 135
    Channel 4 Musl!ms says:

    Get back to shitty sandland.

  136. 136
    Jimmy says:

    No my friend…organised Islam is the opposition.

  137. 137
    Channel 4 Musl!ms says:

    No need to take foreign hols anymore, wonderful foreign voices, dress, mosks and sad faces coming up your way very soon if not already there.

  138. 138
    Channel 4 Musl!ms says:

    We will stand by the oppressed until the dawn. Enrichment will be ours. Victory!

  139. 139
    nellnewman says:

    No they aren’t – though I’m sorry they are not more powerful electorally. Like the LibDems – I once hoped that these two parties might overtake labour. Clearly that is not possible now. The libdems are a busted flush and ukip have hit a glass ceiling.

    Truth is a one party state is unhealthy. And Yes I know that that is what labour dishonestly tried to create when it was last in power.

    But now labour is providing an opposition that is less effective than a drizzle to a storm! In fact labour are being drowned out by the unions who mistakenly think they can hijack the parliamentary labour party for their own power trip!!.

    Democracy needs robust and quality debate – that’s not exactly what labour is providing at the moment is it?!! And the libdems and ukip are failing to make headway with the electorate.

    It’s all very disappointing!

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    David Cameron says:

    OK then…would you like that in twenties or fifties?

  142. 142
    Raptor says:

    Labour doesn’t need to become a credible opposition. All they need to do is to wait until May, 2015. Cameron brought in a five-year Parliament rule, so he can’t go to the country earlier at a favourable moment. Well done, Dave!

    Public sector employees, benefits claimants, ethnics, and postal voters will all vote Labour — some of the latter many times over. 35% in total is enough for Labour to have a substantial majority, given the present government’s failure to reform the constituency boundaries. Another blinder, Dave!

    Many Tories have been deliberately antagonised or insulted by their own party leadership, and will vote UKIP instead. Jolly good show, Dave!

    Oppositions don’t win elections — governments lose them. Back of the net, Dave!

  143. 143
    nellnewman says:

    Sorry but you’ll need to register with the electoral commission first .

    You’ll needca charter that gives Men and Women equal rights, a transparent bank account and a declaration signed by all your members to allow hatty harpics demands for all women shortlists that oermit husbands priority as Members of Parliament!

  144. 144
    nellnewman says:

    No I don’t think so.

    I’m sure militwit is kidding himself that he will win next time around.

    But you only have to look at him to know that like gordonbrown he is a loser. Nobody is going to vote to put him into no 10 or bullyballs into no11.

  145. 145
    nellnewman says:

    Just been to Cornwall – lovely beaches, great food, relaxing time . Hope to go back soon!

  146. 146
    Channel 4 Musl!ms says:

    Silence, harridan. You have replied to the wrong blog. Your spelling smells of the evil alcohool drink.

  147. 147
    El Presidente says:

    Take this as a warning, British region. If you leave the EU, you can wave goodbye to the rock.

    Yours modestly,
    J.Barroso
    Portugal’s Gra-Cruz da Ordem Militar de Cristo in 1996;
    Winner of the Casa da Imprensa prize in the area of politics in 1992
    Named Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993
    Chosen Personality of the Year in 1991 and 2004 by the Foreign Press Association in Portugal
    Given “Medalla de la Universidad de Alcala de Henares” and “Medalla de Oro de la Ciudad de Zamora”, Spain, 2005
    Golden Medal: The Bell Celebration – Message to the United Europe, from the Ferdinan Martinengo Company, Slovakia, 2006
    EFR-Business Week Award from Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2006.
    Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro, June 2006.
    “European of the Year” award by European Voice newspaper, November 2006.
    Awarded Honorary HEC diploma, Paris, December 2006.
    Special Prize, Business Centre Club, Poland, February 2007; Gold Medal of the city of Lamego, Portugal, April 2007;
    Transatlantic Leadership Prize, European Institute, Washington DC, April 2007;
    Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great (Lithuania, 06/2007)[24]
    Honorary Citizen of Delphi and Golden Medal of the “Amfiktyons”, Delphi, Greece, July 2007;
    Academic Title EBAPE – FGV, for the relevant contribution and services towards the study and practice in Administration – Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, August 2007
    Conde de Barcelona International Prize from the Conde de Barcelona Foundation, Barcelona, November 2007.
    Honorary Medal and Honorary Diploma of the City of Nicosia, Nicosia, January 2008.
    Honorary Member, Academia Portuguesa da História, Lisbon, March 2008.
    State Medal “Stara Planina” I Degree, Bulgaria, March 2008.
    “Prémio Rotary da Paz”, Rotary International Distrito 1960 Portugal, Lisbon, April 2008; “Chave de Honra da Cidade de Lisboa”, Lisbon, May 2008.
    Confraria Queijo S. Jorge, Acores, May 2008.
    Ciudadino Andino Honorifico, Lima, Peru, May 2008.
    “Transatlantic Business Award”, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, Brussels, May 2008.
    Confraria vinho do Porto, Porto, June 2008.
    Orden de la Cruz de Terra Mariana, Primera clase, Tallinn, February 2009.
    Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of European Studies, Royal Institute of European Studies Madrid, March 2009.
    Gold Medal of the Hellenic Parliament, Athens, April 2009.
    Medal of Honour and Benefaction of the City of Athens, Athens, April 2009.
    European Excellence Award, by the Government Council of the Community of Madrid, May 2009.
    Prix European of the Year, The European Movement in Denmark, Copenhagen, May 2009.
    Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great, Vilnius, June 2009.
    Laureate of the Quadriga Prize 2009 – United for the Better, Berlin, October 2009
    Collar of the Order “pro Merito Melitensi”, the Order of Malta, Rome, May 2010.
    Medal of Merit from the Federação das Associações Portuguesas e Luso-brasileiras, Brazil, July 2010.
    “Man of the Year 2009 of Central and Eastern Europe”, Krynica, September 2010.
    Great Collar of the Order of Timor-Leste, Brussels, October 2010.
    Golden Victoria “European of the Year 2010″ award by the Union of German Magazine Publishers VDZ, Berlin, November 2010.
    Collar of the European Merit Foundation, Luxembourg, November 2010.
    the “Steiger” Award 2011, Bochum, Germany, March 2011.
    Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse, the College Historical Society(CHS) of Trinity College, Dublin.
    Honorary Degree from Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, 2005
    Honorary Degree in Humanities from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    Honorary Degree in Political Science from the University of Genoa, Italy, 2006
    Honorary Degree in Law from Kobe University, Japan, April 2006.
    Honorary Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences from Candido Mendes University, Rio de Janeiro, June 2006.
    Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh, November 2006.[25]
    Honorary Degree from the Economics Faculty of the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, January 2007
    Honorary doctorate at Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, November 2007.[26]
    Doctor Honoris Causa degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2008.
    Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Liverpool, July 2008; “Prémio Política e Responsabilidade Social”, Fundação Luso-Brasileira, Lisbon, October 2008.
    Honorary Degree of Doctor, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, November 2008.
    Doctor Honoris Causa, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic, April 2009.
    Honorary doctorate of the Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, May 2009.[27]
    Honorary doctorate of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, USA, September 2009.
    Doctor Honoris Causa, University Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, July 2010.
    Doctorate Honoris Causa, Łódź University, Poland, October 2010.
    Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Geneva, October 2010.
    Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Bucharest, November 2010.
    Honorary Doctorate, Baku State University, Azerbaijan, January 2011.
    Honorary Doctorate, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, March 2011.
    Honorary Doctorate, Ghent University, March 2011.

  148. 148
    Da LibLabCon's latest brain storm says:

    We are going to mass immigrate our way out of mass unemployment.

  149. 149
    Desperate Tory says:

    Vote for us or the other globalist stooges will get in.

  150. 150
    Londoner says:

    Nell, I live in a borough in London which has been a one-party (run bv Labour) for the past twenty-four years. The opposition put up by the Tories has been abysmal in that time.

  151. 151
    A right handycock from South Portsmouth says:

    Will you be joining us in the Lib Dems?

  152. 152
    David Cameron says:

    But you’re just a thick twat from Peterborough nell. Nobody gives a flying fuck what you think.

  153. 153
    nellnewman says:

    OK sweeties off to bed now.

    Don’t want to suggest that labour has become a laughing stock but that Laughing Sailor on the Pier at Cromer has a challenge now doesn’t it??!!

  154. 154
    nellnewman says:

    Bless!

  155. 155
    nellnewman says:

    Time to move then?!

  156. 156
    Dhimmi Dave says:

    Here’s half a billion quid towards your space and particle physics programmes.

  157. 157
    nellnewman says:

    Oh come on – you only have to look at chrisbryant or chuckusyamoney or hattyharpic or the eaglesisters or militwit or bullyballs .

    These people are not the sort of folks you let near the levers pf power!!

    Night.

  158. 158
    Children at play says:

    That Bloke on the right of picture looks Hard.

  159. 159
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Ermm- (*pssst*) Ed– yeah, YOU, mate…
    Are Yvette’s three yours as well?
    I mean, after saying what you just did– some might say, bad enough a sprog with Yvette’s genes, but with Balls’s too, wotta “double whammy” on any kid…
    Well, you brought it up, di’n’tcha, that bit about breeding!

  160. 160
    Dan Quayle says:

    Sweet potatoe dreams nell!

  161. 161
    nellnewman says:

    Well that says it all doesn’t it?

    labour = kids in the playground!

  162. 162
    Point of Information 4 says:

    Police investigating BBC
    Police investigating Political Scrapbook

    Things are changing…

  163. 163
    Screw the liblabcon says:

    Aint you worked it out yet? There isn’t any real party opposition, cos we live in a fake democracy.

    The real opposition in this country is us, the native British people outside the Westminster bubble. Which is why we are targeted for ethnic replacement by mid-century.

  164. 164
    Frank Scunner says:

    The more times I see Yvette Cooper, the more I think she looks like penis foreskin!

    It’s really quite disturbing!

  165. 165
    Channel 4 Musl!ms says:

    Move along now, nothing to see here, we will report first.

  166. 166
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    I’m going to be even bigger tonight. Who has more hair, me of Kirsty’s beaver?

  167. 167

    Had a delightful morning in Parma, enjoying the works of Correggio, Parmigianino, Fra Angelico, Leonardo, Canaletto, Bellotto and others. Then some delicious prosciutto before taking the autostrade to Savona and onto Cannes. Avenue Carnot is being dug up for no benefit. Avoid. Otherwise all is well.

  168. 168
    Channel 4 Musl!ms says:

    Islum-ists, postal voters(multi), inmigrunts, benny claimants, social housing specialists via friendly immigrunt fee councillors working with friendly immigrunt fee housing department bods, you indiginous lot can bog off if you think you`ll get a look in.

  169. 169
    anon says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  170. 170
    Point of Information 4 says:

    Sounds like the real version of the word map that should be associated with Labour.

  171. 171
    Pretention Meter says:

    ‘autostrade’

    Why do people always throw such words into their conversation?

  172. 172
    The Hair Bear Bunch says:

    Together they would proably make quite a sight!

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    Casual Observer says:

    Probably not time for that poster to move.

    But the Conservative class divide shows most strongly in their poorer performance in inner city town areas vs. countryside.

    This is something which UKIP does transcend the Tories on.

    And the Conservatives have never really considered inner city areas a serious location to campaign as Labour tend to keep away from places such as Buckingham.

    Social engineering as a result of political party laziness or unwillingness to contest fairly all seats is not a very smart thing to advocate.

  174. 174
    Casual Observer says:

    Probably because he is talking about !taly ?

  175. 175
    Confuscius says:

    Man who is burning in kitchen should not spit fire.

  176. 176
    Pretention Meter says:

    There are roads in Italy. Who knew?

  177. 177
    Bongo Bongo Land President says:

  178. 178
    Saffron says:

    Liebour = jump to the union paymasters tune and put us in deep shite again.
    Millipede Crap is no leader and frankly I would’nt let him and his band of liars run a whelk stall.
    Millicrap and his lack of policies plus juvenile antics have now got various in his party back stabbing him like he did to his brother compliments of the unions.
    Does he have a backbone at all?, well yes about as much as a jellyfish has.

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    Casual Observer says:

    Well – I guess Google Translate could help:

    autostrade = highway

    For mapping to UK, somewhere between dual carriageway and motorway depending on which specific autostrade the Cat was on.

    I guess saying: Had some ham sarnies before hopping on the dual carriageway to downtown Savona, is another way of putting it.

    Myself – enjoyed the little missive above. Can smell nice citrus scents and enjoy a warm feel knowing that the Cat right now is likely about to pull in an all night ice cream joint, whereas us in the UK are being deluged with ‘don’t vote UKIP’ propaganda and really waking up to the reality that uncontrolled immigration and reduced living standards have to offer.

  181. 181
    Step back, step back...step backwards! says:

    Piers Morgan falls off Segway

  182. 182
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    What price are fresh peaches in Cannes ?

  183. 183
    Mong Watch says:

    What a Mong !

  184. 184
    Pretention Meter says:

    Yes, ‘road’ idoes sound so romantic in Italian. So lemony:

    Here’s a stretch of that road last year:

  185. 185
    Nosebone, The Mud Hutter says:

    Send more cash now. Wive new child comin soon. Number 12. Or we come fur benifits.

  186. 186
    Labour's Nosebone Policy says:

    We are sending Owen Jones on a one way fact finding mission to Bongo Bongo Land as we are sick of him and need to move on.

  187. 187
    Bob Fleming says:

    I hear you James, but don’t overestimate backward savages. They are a sideshow I believe. True Brits are now fighting their own Government for survival

  188. 188
    Man from the street says:

    Labour… The party of racist Dianne Abbott.

  189. 189
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Who can claim to know art, who can claim to know life,
    Until he has seen thee and thy cathedral O Parma.

    Whoever wrote that (or something like it) had Correggio in mind.

  190. 190
    Londoner says:

    I agree. If the Tories are not prepared to seek the urban voter, and address their needs at a borough level, they are not really fit to govern nationally.

  191. 191
    Everyone's a Critic says:

    He probably worked for the Italian tourist board. Correggio was a fine artist, but that statement is patent tosh.

  192. 192
    Eagle eyes says:

    Who’s the bloke next to Yvette?

  193. 193
    UKID DING says:

    This film has been brought to you by Nigel Farage A large feign.

  194. 194
    Red Ken Lyingscum says:

    Great !! More Libor voters :)

  195. 195
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Neither of Ralph Miliband the Marxist Trotskyist commie’s (and they’re all jooowish btw – innit funny how some cannot connect the dots) sons are ever going to be the PM of what is currently Bongo Bongo Britainland. [And btw how long before All them union barons wake up to who has really deceived them?]

    Davey Bland may find that there is an unstoppable and growing resurgance across the Atlantic of that Macarthy thingy?

    To rule for a 1000 years and more – get fucked you Z loons and those who you have duped – talk about the stoopid christians may your God forgive you?

  196. 196
    The Loony Left says:

    NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING.

  197. 197
    Calidius Eroticus says:

    Cock.

  198. 198
    Bitch Slap says:

    I have no problem with him re-writing his speech when it became obvious that he was about to libel Next and Tesco but I have a massive problem with his blatant lies that he had not altered it.

    To rub salt in the wounds he probably never wrote the bloody thing anyway and it was the work of some junior lacky wishing he was away on his holidays.

  199. 199
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Well it worked. A stopover at Parma was obligatory for our aristocrats when they took the Grand Tour.

    Dickens was un-impressed though.

  200. 200
    Herr on the right says:

    He looks like he’s constipated and Mrs Balls’ body language says she wants nowt to do with him.

  201. 201
    A quarter of a Century Ago says:

  202. 202
    Blowing Whistles says:

    At least being a blogger I can turn to them vultures of the legal kind who tell all them stoopid and ‘already suborned under meediyaaa laws’ journos that you ‘can’t say this; and you can’t say that’ – and tell them vultures to go sling their fucking hooks.

    Thankfully Article 19 of the UN Dec of Human Rights (1948) is still enforced in the US. Freedom of Expression – I’m in love with it while on this side of the Atlantic the free press and the EUSSR ‘daren’t mention it’.

    The loons have taken over the asylums – and it ain’t gonna be long before the good people lock ‘em all up. [The ‘em is a ref to of the ‘cross-party political puppets and stooges’]

  203. 203
    Abbott Spot says:

    Miss Diane is the “young” lady MP with the glasses sat to Mr Makanji’s right.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRAeUZTCQAAJY4D.jpg:large

  204. 204
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    A dose of McCarthyism is required in the UK to purge the Common Purpose and other communist filth which has infiltrated public services, media and certain high offices.

    Just need to be careful that the fifth column do not adorn the robes of inquisition though.

  205. 205
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    The sheer quantity of honorary degrees there, many from less than select ‘latam’ institutions, does more to devalue the value of the degree than it does to enhance Barosso’s credibility.

    At the very least, it proves that he is a mong with qualifications that he did not in fact earn, but likely bought.

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    @78 – what about the infestation of Labour client voters??

  207. 207
    Anonymous says:

    In relation to comment 107 – I wonder whether the CIPD announcement takes into account measures undertaken to circumvent Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) by ‘resetting’ the clock just shy of every 13 weeks in order to deny the job-holder enhanced conditions. Does the same job appear as 2, 3, 4, 5…. jobs??

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    the douche wearing the white socks?

  209. 209
    albacore says:

    Media crisis? My, you must be joking
    The media need a bloody good poking
    The mighty free press, stuck, sat on its asses
    What do those sods need – magnifying glasses?
    The whole country thieved away – and in plain sight
    So which great thunderer piped up it ain’t right?
    Fellow-travelling, LibLabCon state-driven
    Welcome back, old Pravda. All is forgiven

  210. 210
    albacore says:

    Media crisis? My, you must be joking
    The media need a bloody good poking
    The mighty free press, stuck, sat on its asses
    What do those sods need – magnifying glasses?
    The whole country thieved away – and in plain sight
    So which great thunderer piped up it ain’t right?
    Fellow-travelling, LibLabCon state-dr1ven
    Welcome back, old Pravda. All is forgiven

  211. 211
    Anonymous says:

    Can you just imagine if this was transposed and the Bee n pee were there with the banner white section. Dislike bee n pee intently but all must apply the same rules and what is / is not acceptable.

  212. 212

    Casual Observer is really a good observer of life. I will retell my story in two ways: the first as if I were in England, the second as life actually was:

    Version 1: On my journey to see my elderly mother in Sheffield, I stopped off at Southend-on-sea, walked along the pier and enjoyed some jellied eels. I presume Pretension Meter would not have exploded at that one as he might identify with it in some way.

    Version 2: On my way to see my elderly mother, I stopped off at Parma, looked at some sights and had a ham sandwich. The ham sandwich was one of the tastiest I have ever eaten but the ham at Parma is renowned. Later I arrived at my mother’s home in Cannes. Substantially similar to Version 1, Pretension Meter is going to have an apoplexy entirely to the change in destinations, a matter which is purely a record of fact.

    I leave it to the reader to decide who has the problem here.

  213. 213
    Anonymous says:

    Cost of living is labours latest buzz word all else ending up in a car crash I suppose.
    If you want to see how much disarray they are in read the comments here from their own supporters. They gave all but given up on ed and his party.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/aug/13/ed-miliband-attack-coalition-cost-living-crisis

  214. 214

    Ludwig Tieck, a great observer of life, a friend of Schlegel and an influence upon Richard Wagner.

  215. 215
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Is anyone surprised by what our scumbag politicians get up to anymore.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2392343/Grasping-politicians-pocket-spinsters-500-000-legacy-bequeathed-government-spend-think-fit.html

    Utter cnuts the lot of them

  216. 216
    Anonymous says:

    One of the Eagle brothers.

  217. 217
    Itz w@ycyst only when we do it says:

    Don’t be so naive.

    Ethnic minorities and their backers have zero intention of applying any such rules equally. It is all about gaming the system and getting one over the native white population.

    Blacks and Asians understand this instinctively. Only white people are dumb enough to subscribe to a fictitious universality that exists nowhere outside of academia and government propaganda.

    Oh, and you can forget any special privileges being extended to whites when they become a minority in a generation or two.

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    When are we taxpayers getting our money back from Iceland? says:

    Over the last three years what has David Cameron done to protect the Human Rights of Lefties?

    As far as I can see he has bent over backwards to help homosexuals and lesbians but has done little to help left handers.

    It would be good if he could put his thoughts and plans in writing upon this very interesting subject.

  220. 220
    Dickens says:

    Bergamo has much better churches.

  221. 221
    A sceptical observer says:

    Oooohhh! Sweetie-pie! I reckon you’re not blowing whistles at all. I reckon you’ve never blown one single whistle in your entire life. I think you’re probably not physically capable of blowing whistles. You probably don’t even know what whistles are. You’re just pretending you know all about whistles, in order to seem big and grown-up. And everyone else humours you because they can see how pathetically vulnerable you are, with your total lack of whistle-related knowledge/experience.

  222. 222
    Binkie, The Professional Israeli Troll says:

    Blowing Whistles smells of wee.

  223. 223
    Ailurophile says:

    The important bit in this video is the first five seconds, quoting that great Irishman, Edmund Burke:

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

    Burke would have voted UKIP.

  224. 224

    Er…that’s spoken Woss actually innit?

  225. 225
    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    Where’s the logic?

    Swing will happen on all sides, and the race will be to see whose supporters swing most.

    It’s still anybody’s race to win.


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