August 16th, 2013

Afriyie Writes to All Tory Association Chairman

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Guido hears that next month’s Conservative Renewal conference is stepping it up a notch. Last year Afriyie denied the conference was a Tory rebel conference. Intriguingly, despite being on best behaviour of late, Adam Afriyie has personally sent a letter to all constituency chairman urging them to attend for a special session on improving democracy in the party and garnering support amongst the grass roots. Whatever could that be about?

If anyone fancies leaking the letter, you know what to do.

280 Comments

  1. 1
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

    I am the next Bollock Obama !!

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    • 8
      REALITY CHECK says:

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      • 170
        Percy says:

        He was only following orders. have I heard that one before?

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      • 204
        Airey Belvoir says:

        Mail on line is well worth a visit today, all the pics have been placed with the wrong articles on the sidebar of shame, giving unintentionally hilarious results.

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    • 15
      Chuckus Yamoney says:

      A is down from ma coconut tree to educate you white liggers. You is scum that owes me an’ ma other monkeys money so we doesn’t have to work. So fuck all of you.

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    • 18
      broderick crawford says:

      as time goes by chukka and afriye are melding into the same person .

      ARE THEY the same person ?

      is one the doppelganger of the other in the same way saddam hussein allegedly had plastic surgery performed on several of his republican guard so they were identical to him and he could deploy them in public appearances where chances of assasination were high?

      if yes — who of the two is the patsy ??

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    • 32
      Percy says:

      I have no idea why he bothers, the tory leadership has never been high up on democracy that is why they are called Conservatives

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      • 44
        Engineer says:

        Some truth in that, but it has to be said that the other two major parties are even less familiar with democracy.

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        • 56
          Percy says:

          I do not like voting for someone I have never heard of, no electoral bumf to say who or what they are, people are just voting blind voting for a party of their choice not even knowing who they are voting for.

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    • 72
      Conservative Party Grass Roots says:

      We’ve both seen the letter.

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    • 90
      We Don't Need More Monkeys In Da House says:

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    • 259
      Gin O Clock says:

      Another member of the rligion of piss

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  2. 2
    Grammar Police says:

    That would be “chairmen” – twice.

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    • 12
      Grandma says:

      “All” shouldn’t be capitalised
      Steps are not measured in notches
      “personally sent” could be simply “sent”
      “Attend a special session”, not “attend for a special session”

      Also, Afriyie is being racist in implying black Britons with words like “grass” and “roots”

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      • 20
        broderick crawford says:

        Chicken — George !!

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        • 233
          Sean the Prawn says:

          GEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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          • Gillian Beastley says:

            Pay your council tax, now there’s a good boy.

            Otherwise we will send the bailiffs round.

            We have to recoup as much money as we can to pay the debts created by hiring all those ‘Huntsultants’ who saved our city money.

            Of course l lied. I was just making sure my pals filled their boots whilst the cash was still available.

            Nice!

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      • 74
        Sir William Waid says:

        There should be a ‘his’ before ‘best behaviour’.

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      • 246
        Kateesh'a says:

        and : IQ per se should be rendered just as IQ – especially when referring to the left side of that Bell Curve …

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    • 24
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      He’s got the same sub-editor that the Telegraph uses. Although I do spot the evil influence of predictive text..

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    • 37
      RK says:

      Perhaps “chairman” is a subtle comment on the shrinking of the party! MailOnline, which is a real joke, made the same slip with woman/women in a headline the other day.

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      • 47
        Tachybaptus says:

        2015: the membership of the Conservative Party doubles from last year’s figure. Both of them live in Bournemouth.

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      • 227
        Expat Geordie says:

        All Conservative party chairmen are “chairmen”, even the female ones. Women chairmen are simply, and quite correctly referred to as “Madam Chairman”. Now if the lefties would stop trying to bastardise and emasculate our language the world would be a much nicer place.

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    • 52
      Fragrant Harriet, Muvver hen says:

      chairperson you sexist oinka

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  3. 3
    Point of Information 4 says:

    So if he and Chucka somehow make it to party leader, does that make me rac!st for voting UKIP ?

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  4. 4
    Anti-Rentier Alliance says:

    National Association of allotment holders has more members than Tories. Go back to your allotments and prepare for government!

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    • 30
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      I think the Flat Earth Society has more members than the Tories. Or it will have by the time Dave and his chums have finished f*cking off everyone in the Party.

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    • 42
      Percy says:

      Why doesn’t anyone want to join the Cons, such nice people as seen on this blog, to lose one is unfortunate but to lose thousands, someone or a group of people (probably not due to one person) is just plain stupidity, and they should be rodgered with a bargepole

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  5. 5
    Raving Loon says:

    From Wikipedia:

    “A self-made millionaire, he is worth an estimated wealth of £13m to £100m”

    Narrow it down a bit mate.

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    • 11
      Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

      How do I do that ?

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    • 14
      Chuka says:

      You don’t think he edited his own wiki entry, do you?

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    • 46
      Percy says:

      Who’s bothered, that’s his business as long as it is legal, it’s a lot more than I have but I am not jealous of him, but he should not think just personal wealth will get him to the top (but is a good launching point) mind you it is what lights the little cash registers on your average Con.

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  6. 6
    Anti-Rentier Alliance says:

    CPS Think tank example shows how a low paid worker has to split her wage 50/50 with a rentier

    http://www.cps.org.uk/blog/q/date/2013/08/15/tax-simplifier-18-the-tax-burden-on-poor-people/

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    • 182
      Gordon McFuckwit-Bust says:

      I made the tax code so much simpler for poor people by removing the 10 p tax band ….oh , I see what you mean.

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  7. 7
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    They are all getting so confused they’ll be stabbing each other in the chest soon.

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    • 49
      Percy says:

      If Liebore had anything about them (which they don’t seem to have) should play on the confusion, but they seem to be same as the Cons

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  8. 10
    Bob Marley's ghost says:

    If anyone fancies leaking the letter…

    Are you trying to catch Afriyie?

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  9. 13
    Dr Stangelove says:

    Whatever could that be about?

    Err, ditching Dave.

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  10. 16
    Fib Dem Leader says:

    I know the first line:

    Dear Swivel Eyed Loon

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  11. 17
    Anonymous says:

    The Tories are going from bad to worse.

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  12. 23
    Dave should resign now says:

    Dave is probably going to be ditched shortly before RB takes the stand…

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  13. 25
    The public says:

    Afriyie? He’s a foreigner isn’t he? Looks like one and his name’s foreign.

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  14. 26
    Heckla says:

    Improving party democracy sounds rather good.

    I’d rather have a bit of that than an egg in the face or a Balls-ite knife in the back.

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  15. 31
    Trash Labour says:

    Yuck! He is no Thierry Henry! He is the Barry OBummer of the Tory Party!

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  16. 34
    I am not into Baldy, useless magicians! says:

    Too late for a leadership challenge. So the Barry OBummer of the Tory will have to get back into his box! For now!

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  17. 36
    Good news spoiled by bad news says:

    We had good news this week when Abu Cocktada’s state scrounging brood dropped their application for leave to remain and fucked off to Jordan.

    But now a bleeding heart judge has given the wife of a terrorist a suspended jail sentence because she’s “vulnerable”. Moron. Has that c-unt Longford been reincarnated?

    The wife of a convicted terrorist has been given a one-year suspended jail sentence for failing to give police information about her husband. Ayan Hadi, 31, is married to Muslim convert Richard Dart, who was jailed in April for preparing terrorist acts. Hadi, from Acton, west London, failed to provide information that might have helped police arrest and prosecute him. The judge said justice could be “tempered with some mercy” in cases of “vulnerable” defendants. Passing sentence at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Sweeney spared Hadi, who has a sixth-month-old child by Dart, an immediate prison term.

    That child should be given to foster parents or adopted. With that piece of shit for a mother, it’ll grow up to be a future suicide bomber. But of course, the social services won’t do shit. They won’t act to save a child being tortured, r*ped or murdered, like Baby P, Daniel Pelka, the victims of the muslim grooming gangs and Victoria Climbié, but they will be in there like a shot if it turns out a foster parent votes UKIP.

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    • 45
      Joyce Thacker says:

      I’m still here.

      Promotion coming soon. Wait until I control the council..then you UKIP fascists will see exactly what THE POWER OF THE STATE means

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    • 57
      gordon is a moron says:

      do you really swallow the line that the spillage from his diseased cock went voluntarily ….do you think the jordanians were going to foot the bill of millions that we sad sacks have been paying for the last 20 years we are still going to be paying for their futures!

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  18. 39
    Osborne takes from the English and gives to immigrant colonisers. says:

    It’s all over for the ConDems.

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    • 75
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Exactly. Get your money on a Tory landslide before the odds shorten.

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      • 117
        Game of Thrones says:

        tory landfill you mean

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      • 187
        Percy says:

        Landslide. isn’t that where the side of a hill or mountain parts company with the rest of the mountain and descends into a valley, very often far down the mountain side crushing all before it.

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  19. 40
    Lib Dem Training Video says:

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  20. 41
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    And the takeaway from this news is what, exactly? This, maybe(?):

    Who’s willing to bet on whether it’s all going to result in something akin to:
    “Dave– really, we need to have a talk about a few things…”?

    Or possibly:
    “Dave– I wish there were better news for you out there, but, alas…”

    This, from a man who only has the best interests of the Party and of its members out there in the country at heart, who has always answered his party’s call, and never thought of thinking OF himself at all…

    “I’ve always loved you, Dave, you know that, right? But there IS such a thing as ‘tough love,’ y’know…”

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  21. 43
    Owen Jones says:

    A day of anger!
    If you are sick of what of you see happening on the streets day after day..If you are angry with the tory-led coalition government attacking the weakest in society..then today is our DAY OF ANGER.

    Join me in writing a strongly worded letter to your MP..

    PS – I’m on the radio – LBC 97.3 -Tomorrow and its a phone in.
    So be nice..

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  22. 48
    Ed Moribund says:

    I am lonely in my nightmare.

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    • 58
      Ed 'shhhhh' Balls says:

      Do you remember that movie the Wild Geese?
      The bit when Richard Harris is trying to get on the plane and all the Simba machete weilding militia are chasing him.. and he gets winged by an egg…erm..I mean..a bullet & he can’t keep up.

      And Roger Moore taxiing the plane, he can’t slow down..
      So Richard Burton has a tough choice to make. A choice for the good of the mission. To save the others..

      Remember that ED?

      Well…I’m like the Richard Burton character and you are Richard Harris.

      BTW …you ain’t sen me …roight.

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      • 64
        'Red' Ed Rubberband says:

        Was Richard Harris in Wild Geese 2 ?

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        • 71
          Tachybaptus says:

          No. And the casting was bloody odd: Laurence Olivier as Rudolf Hess, Stratford Johns as Mustapha El Ali, Patrick Stewart as a Russian general. Haven’t seen it, but it sounds like a luvvies’ luv-in.

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      • 226
        Expat Geordie says:

        Yes but Harris has to beg Burton to shoot him. Is Ed begging Ed? And which way round is that last sentence?

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  23. 54
    Trustafarian Surrey Eco Twatess - attractive in a pierced chin sort of way says:

    “Fracking causes earthquakes, tsunamis, ghosts, cancer, bad manners, acid rain, wheat intolerance, itchy bras, disability, poor quality boots from shoesave, Celebrity cellulite, drones hitting wedding paryies and PMT!”

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    • 59
      Percy says:

      I think there should be extensive fracking within a 40 mile radius of Charring Cross, that should be willingly accepted by the Con heartland

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    • 61
      Anonymous says:

      The PM says fracking is just fine,so it must be.

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    • 63
      Trustafarian Surrey Eco Twatess - attractive in a pierced chin sort of way says:

      Wind and solar are all the energy resources we need!
      That…and the power of our own innate sense of self smugness because we buy fair trade chocolate, even though it tastes like leaves and sawdust.

      My ego, if properly harnessed, could easily power a smart car..

      {I have no engineering or science background, I’m a political science 2.1 grad, but I believe it to be true SO IT MUST BE TRUE!}

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      • 67
        Old time hippy says:

        Being proved wrong is no reason not to carry as if you were right.
        I said back in the 60’s that nuclear power would make the water in the UK undrinkable without radiation tablets and lead cups.

        And I was right… sort of… a bit… well…that sun thing with the ozone layer melting or summint..? That never got all sorted out did it?
        And the polar ice caps..they are going to cover the earth by 2020 still, right? And the oil will have run out by 1981? Did it? I can’t remember shit that happened after Star trek was cancelled.
        Acid rain will make the oceans and lakes poisonous to every fish, mammal or insect in the eco system. How did that pan out?

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        • 82
          Pick litter for bennies says:

          Just watched Sky interviewing a”PROFESSIONAL PROTESTER”(100%on benefits)at the Cuadrilla site.How do these people support themselves-fresh air and berries?,and how did they get there-hang gilder?.If they had their way we would be driving around in straw cars with sails.One way to disperse them would be for the DHSS to set up a mobile unit as no doubt the taxpayer is funding this “lifestyle”choice.

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        • 112
          60's and 70's survivor says:

          …After the “White Lightening”, “Purple Haze”, California Sunshine””Strawberry Fields” “Micro Dot”, “Psylocibin” and “Mesculin”,I too……um………what?…eh?

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    • 77
      Owen says:

      I can vouch for that. I’ve been fracked, and now I get a lot of PMT.

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    • 254
      Alan Partridge says:

      Islington and the heartlands of the BBC could do with a bloody good fracking.

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    • 267
      Mamata Hat and Coat says:

      Exactly

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  24. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Gosh, how exciting…

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  25. 68
    Isn't multiculturalism wonderful! says:

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  26. 70
    gordon is a moron says:

    the problem is mounting for labour . in the horror movie that stars ed twitibland the labour cognishiti are going bannanas they are FUCKED and every last one of them knows it!

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    • 87
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      “Fucked” as in “going to win the next election”?

      Labour are set for an 84-seat majority. And that’s before Dimmy Dave opens Britain’s front door to the whole of Bulgaria and Romania.

      You think Labour will lose? Dimmy Dave Camoron’s going to make sure they don’t.

      http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/

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      • 144
        Gladiola says:

        Your theory assumes that further millions of invading Bulgarians and Romanians won’t make everyone want to vote UKIP and wipe both the Tories and Labour parties out.

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    • 247
      Kateesh'a says:

      … its looking serious at Duncan Terrace tonight …

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  27. 72
    Doreen says:

    God speed you black emperor!

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  28. 76
    Jimmy says:

    He’s just reminding the old dears he’s an MP so they don’t keep giving him drinks orders.

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  29. 78
    Objective Productions are Scum. They protect abusive media stars! says:

    His leadership challenge is a bit late! Check the posing pic? If he was chocolate he would eat himself.

    Chrispy BrownPants could never get away with posing like that! We will always see him as pants!

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  30. 79
    A demon of the dark arts. says:

    Egg Miliband’s views on cost of living have gone to cluck! Scrambled!

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  31. 81
    A demon of the dark arts. says:

    Is he joining the homophobic- we hate modernism- old Hunts at the bingo club?

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    • 84
      The enriched multicultural community says:

      You mean, “is he becoming a Muslim?”

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      • 272
        Let fuck white girls says:

        becoming a moslem, are you real he was born one you arse. you cant get elected without postal votes and there are controlled by the religion of piss

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  32. 88

    Can’t see them bothering to turn up as the ‘grass roots’ think Cameron’s a cυnt.

    Who can blame them.

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  33. 89
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Cameron blinks over Spain and Gibraltar – don’t fancy his chances of support from Right if EU get too involved. Events could undermine Call Me Dave.

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    • 94
      Deport Hodge Now says:

      ‘Call me Dave’ is what will soon be coined a Spastic Duck.

      Super lame.

      Once the Frigates are in the area, a few shells over B@rcelona @ siesta time should wake the lazy dagos up.

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      • 101
        albacore says:

        But who needs events when he’s so very gifted?
        Are there any Tory tits that he’s uplifted?
        If this Alfriwotsit is rallying the troops
        How many more are there pissed-off and plotting coups?

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        • 109
          Deport Hodge Now says:

          Agreed, and in verse, the reality’s perverse,
          The knives are sharpened all around,
          But it’s what Dave does is Brussels, with the EU mongrels,
          Like Lisbon, that will cause damage to Britain.

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    • 146
      An Exit Strategist says:

      He has no exit strategy

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  34. 92

    Call me David has discussed the Egyptian crisis on a telephone call with President Hollandaise sauce.

    A spokesman says:
    “They agreed that the EU should be clear and united in its message. That being – the violence must end immediately and there needs to be a political dialogue, involving all sides, that leads to genuine democracy”

    Well isn’t that what they had before the Obama backed military coup d’état?

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    • 93
      Deport Hodge Now says:

      Send Hodge back home to Egypt.

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    • 115
      UKIP or bust says:

      I hear Omaha has cancelled their annual egg and spoon race, but is leaving in place the three and a half billion aid to the military.

      He must be angry.

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  35. 98
    Bob Fleming says:

    Has Millibland junior resigned yet?

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  36. 99
    Dave will NEVER give you a Referendum says:

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  37. 106
    Mohamed Morsi says:

    My bot-bot wishes it had never been born!

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    • 123
      Ste Fry, homo sapiens says:

      Shouldn`t have treated the normal people as idiots then, FFS. You were going to stop them voting. aley akbum

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  38. 107
    Slimeball says:

    Labour’s record on immigration slammed by Keith Vaz who ridicules party’s attack on retailers as ‘not an answer’ to borders crisis

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395651/Labours-record-immigration-slammed-Keith-Vaz-ridicules-partys-attack-retailers-answer-borders-crisis.html#ixzz2cADCJ9vX

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    • 111
      have you ever noticed that the Islamic for Allah looks like the Loch Ness monster ? says:

      they didn’t fail to get a grip, they did it on bloody purpose or has he not being paying attention.

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    • 114
      UKIP or bust says:

      Belive that,and you’ll believe anything.

      slimey labour slime are running scared on immigration and flinging out sham attacks left, right and center.

      First shitty pants and now greazzy greese.

      It’s all bollocks.

      They don’t mean a word of it.

      I say to him.

      Take it easy Mr. Greasy, you ain’t got far to slide.

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    • 128
      Cherchez La Oil says:

      Keith Vaz’s wife is an immigration lawyer

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  39. 108
    The Voice of Reason says:

    Why do muzzers have to ruin everything?

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  40. 122
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m going all out to build a matchstick model of the river Nile.

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    • 130
      Toe Knee Blair says:

      Since I’ve been middle east peace envoy the whole middle east has gone all civil war.

      Not my fault. Place was fucked when I got here.

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    • 174
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      The company that make matches has gone on strike.

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  41. 132
    Ed Miliband says:

    I resign

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  42. 133
    Fatbott says:

    There is nothing wrong with me charging £1,750 for a speech at the cash-strapped University of Birmingham on the subject of exorbitant tuition fees. I am worth every penny and have children at private school to support.

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  43. 135
    Hari Hil says:

    Which party has the best man of African descent? Is it Chukka, is it Adam?

    There’s only one way to tell ….!

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  44. 136
    Hello my name is Pat and I love Joooows says:

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    • 248
      Chyna says:

      … a halal boycott means a boycott of British Airways – as its all halal now … we can’t be expected to boycott BA First …

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  45. 138
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    He needs a beard.

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    • 147
      Ted Heath says:

      Nobody needs a beard. He might like one, but that is his business

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      • 149
        Ted Heath the bandleader says:

        “Nobody needs a beard…”

        It ain’t necessarily so– they wouldn’t be saying all those things about you, if you would have made a little effort to look like maybe you were chasing poontang now and then; maybe you needed a beard, boss:

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  46. 151
    Dame Cybil Serpent says:

    There follows an important message from Sir Humphrey Appleby :

    Thank you, Cybil.
    
    I would just like to take this opportunity to echo David Cameron's sentiments
    towards you all. I can assure you that in these austere times there can be no
    question whatsoever that we are all in it together - up to our necks.
    For any doubters amongst you, here's the proof :
    
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10248917/Senior-civil-servants-tax-bills-paid-using-public-money.html
    
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  47. 152
    balls puncher says:

    the conservatives supporting the right of the elites to rip us off

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10248917/Senior-civil-servants-tax-bills-paid-using-public-money.html

    who was it they claimed were ‘entitled’? – oh yes, those on social security
    who has it been who they have raped and piliged? – oh yes those on social security
    what has it all been about? – the security of the elites
    all conservatives should be shot now – that would be tru social cleansing

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  48. 153
    balls puncher says:

    the Church of England is getting in quite a lather about fracking. It was always known as the tory party at prayer and is proving itself just that at the moment. How much land does the CoE own precisely? What exactly would be the financial gain to the CoE if fracking went ahead on its cherished, revered land? Who gains??????? CoE not fit for purpose

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      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      So the regressives have gained a great victory by getting the police to make teh British company Cuadrilla stop drilling in Sussex.

      Anarchy 1 Democracy and Law and order 0.

      These idiots would have stopped the industrial revolution in its tracks.
      At the dawn of man they would have been throwing water over the camp fire in case anyone got burnt. Instead they would have had everybody freeze to death.

      Dickheads.

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      • 244
        Anti-Rentier Alliance says:

        Fracking is a pretty bonkers idea, and really reflects the peak fossil fuel panic and future UK energy fragility for it to be even considered.

        The Church are Rentiers of old (probably invented it) and still retain the fracking, mineral exploitation rights to a lot of property they sold (including a lot of so called affordable housing).

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  50. 155
    Rooby Rooby Roo says:

    Afriyie is the most crap conspirator ever. At this rate he’s going to rip off his mask and proclaim “Alright, I was Gordon Brown all along, and I would have got away with it if it wasn’t for you pesky kids!”

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  51. 156
    national geographic says:

    Chuka and Afriyie.
    Which one is comparable to the Olingo and the other the Olinguito?
    Hiding in plain sight for a long time?
    On a can’t see the wood for the trees explanation perhaps the mass of Abbott and Vaz;- common, pushy, everyday creatures that emerged from the undergrowth many moons ago and a routine feature of political life today have been paramount in us not seeing or even seeking these new, shy, timid creatures now taking centre stage.

    Isn’t nature wonderful. Almost on a par to the re-discovery of the coelacanth.
    Of course, as with all new mammals. time will tell whether the genus can turn into genius.
    I must admit to having doubts as to their survival but then if visitors to the Westminster Zoo can make them an attraction; anything is possible.
    Yet tragedy happens. Don’t ever forget that Knut the polar bear, lavished with attention, only enjoyed a limited lifespan.

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  52. 157
    Ah! Monika reformed says:

    Early Morning Smile :)

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  53. 159
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    There is something very dark and a bit shady about this guy.

    I suspect he might be an anti fracker.

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  54. 160
    I'll frack if I want to says:

    What I want to know is if I sign up can I avoid the evening dinner with special guest Michael Gove ?

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  55. 161
    I can't find my sunglasses says:

    Michael Gove is married with children.

    One of the hot topics for discussion at this jamboree is “the family”.

    If he is truly a family man then why is Michael Gove leaving his wife and children to talk to a load of boring old farts ?

    Is this what modern day conservatism is all about?

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  56. 162

    Left Cannes at 07:00 yesterday and drove 800km to Limoges. Beautiful girl at boulangerie at Le Caylar in denim hot pants showing off some spectacular legs. I looked at the wares but decided that, given the choice, I would eat her ravishing body first. Made do with a croque monsieur but she sweetly said goodbye when I left…

    Saw the tops of Norman Foster’s spectacular bridge from across the hills but left autoroute to conduct a reconnoitre of the Tarn valley and gorge which had thus far eluded me on my travels. The high spot for me is Ambialet where the river loops around a castle topped hill and ends up flowing in the opposite direction parallel to itself at a distance of no more than 100 metres.

    Drove up the bendy road to the castle followed by a blue British-registered convertible VW with some ten people in it, half of them standing! The surreal effect was similar to the scene in Blow-Up where the mime troupe goes to the tennis court and I get drawn into it rather like David Hemmings did. They let themselves into the castle and I asked them how many more people they could get into the car and we rationally discuss the possibility of adding another level to the vehicle to facilitate this.

    Then another very pretty young girl serves me at a little tourist cabin. She is taller than the one in the morning and has longer dark hair and cannot do enough to help me. I could never do enough to help her either…

    Life is very good.

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    • 165
      albacore says:

      Our old cat goes back to the vet today
      Five inches of stitches to take away
      He ain’t that keen on exotic estates
      It’s invaders here that he truly hates

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    • 168
      Michael Fish says:

      Ah, ‘Blowup’- made the year there was no summer just cloud and wind, as is apparent in the film. Mind you, the Yardbirds at the Marquee were a high spot.

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    • 169
      Benjamin Britten says:

      Whatever did happen to the slim and youthful Hemmings?. Went to seed far too early. A great disappointment.

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      • 215
        Lord Stansted says:

        Dead isn’t he? Wasn’t he supposedly some great liberal?

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      • 225
        Expat Geordie says:

        Died in Romania nearly 10 years ago. You’re right about him going to seed – with those eyebrows he looked like Norman Lamont’s uglier brother.

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    • 172
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      Cat, what an incredible fantasy world you live in.

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      • 219
        Ailurophile says:

        Whilst this could conceivably be done from a bedsit in Basingstoke with an Internet connection, a Michelin Road Atlas and a Fodor Travel Guide, I, for one, prefer to believe that Cat is actually in Limoges.

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        • 222
          Idon'tneednodoctor says:

          I’m not doubting his location, but I am doubting the young girls actions.

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          • I doubt it myself as it is happening to me. However my theory is that if you treat people with respect they respond. If it is clear you fancy them but you are not threatening, then they respond too. If you are desperately lucky, then you get even more than this. Almost anything is possible and it does not always depend on money, good looks or connections. But push it too far and you are finished.

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    • 177
      Dr Seuss says:

      The Cat in the Hat says hello.

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    • 179
      I can't find my sunglasses says:

      It is not a bridge it is a viaduc !

      Turning up for two site visits and doing a few preliminary drawings most certainly does not make it “Norman Foster’s spectacular bridge”.

      I suspect you did not drive over the viaduc because then you would have come across something truly spectacular: the Toll Fees which are specially increased for the summer traffic!

      There is nothing like a private/public initiative and in this French Socialists and Eiffage Construction are truly world leaders.

      If the lady with the spectacular legs was working in the service station food section at Le Caylar then I believe I know her father who actually worked at height on that viaduc when it was being constructed.

      As you correctly report the sites are truly stunning.

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    • 223
      Ailurophile says:

      Cat, you’ve probably left Limoges by this stage, but, if you haven’t, there’s more good Guinness to be found there. A grotty little pub with tables and chairs outside, just behind the Cathedral. “L’Irlandais” ( what else!), on Rue des Allois, literally a minute from the Cathedral on foot.

      Funny how the best Irish bars in Europe are always right behind Cathedrals. My all-time favourite is Seville: Flaherty’s, on Calle Alemanes. Best Guinness outside Ireland. However, maybe I’m biased because the day I visited, the outside temperature was 42C and the pint was chilled to perfection.

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  57. 164
    kkk says:

    haha – the moderators have been doing their handy work again not a very pleasant site anymore – free speech of little consequence here except to follow the sun/tory line – what a sham

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  58. 166
    A Reporter says:

    Jack Dromey, wife of Labour leader Harriet Harman has been secretly recorded explaining the new ‘stuff it to landlords’ policy. Aiming to repeat his 1970s Grunwick masterstroke, he says ‘” We will not rest until we have returned Labour to its successes of the late 1970s”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395990/Labour-housing-supremo-secretly-recorded-making-threats-impose-rent-controls-landlords-charge-party-won-election.html

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      The lefties on this site are panicking they know the election is lost for them with egg millitwat says:

      People need to wake up to the fact the only enemy in the UK is Labour.

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    • 192
      Harridan Harmanhater says:

      Labour successes of the 1970’s. Like the time in our history that Denis Healey had to beg the IMF for a bailout and we were universally known as ‘ The Sick Man of Europe’. ?

      Oh yeah, we remember that time. Happy days, eh Jacqui ?

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    • 199
      Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

      Successes of the late 70’s? The dead left unburied? The economy in a tailspin? Britain the laughing stock of the world?

      Great idea.

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      C.O.Jones says:

      “Secretly recorded” that’s one way of finding out about Labour policy.

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      Hen McCluckski says:

      It brought claims that Unite, where Mr Dromey was deputy general secretary until 2010, has ‘bought’ Labour . Rent controls have been tried by socialist governments, in particular, around the world but have been widely regarded as disastrous.
      However Mr Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington and husband of Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman, said Labour wants to impose rent controls if it wins power in 2015.

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      • 193
        RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

        Buy Labour ? I’ve put the Party on 3Bay and the only bidder thus far is Red Len and he’s only bid 50p.

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      • 238
        Anonymous says:

        No Housing Benefit – no need for rent controls.

        Actually, that might be a step too far, but a cap on housing benefit might kerb the upward spiral of private rents. Spaying sums of money to the tune of ‘whatever the market would support’ isn’t going to influence landlords when it comes to price-setting is it? The local authority wants to spray more money at me?? – don’t mind if they do; here… I’ll help them do it.

        Who do Labour think they are relying of private assets to be utilised for social housing??

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    • 194
      Jacqueline Dromey says:

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      • 195
        The Loony Left says:

        A minister in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the 1980s said rent controls there led to poor housing standards and did more damage to Hanoi than American bombs.
        In Venezuela, rent controls imposed in December 2012 have failed to combat rising inflation which hit 39.6 per cent in June.
        In New York, rent controls are blamed for reducing the city’s housing supply. Varying degrees of control over rent operated on and off in Britain from the First World War until the 1980s.
        Official figures show they contributed to the private rented sector shrinking from 55 per cent of households in 1939 to 8 per cent in the late 1980s.
        Jack Dromey and his wife Harriet Harman own at least two large homes, including one in Herne Hill, South London.

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        • 217
          Lord Stansted says:

          “… own at least two large homes,” I supposed it goes with the territory of being a Socialist.

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      • 196
        Bob Fleming says:

        Typical dodgy leftie. Although got to have some sympathy for the guy given his personal circumstances..married to batshit crazy Hairyott

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  60. 198
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    Nice to see the fat useless cowardly plods sticking up for the cuunt scum at Balcombe.

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    • 201
      C.O.Jones says:

      Well, both the eco warriors and pc plod need to earn their benefits one way or another.

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    • 205
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      The regressives have gained a great victory by getting the police to make a British company employing British workers, Cuadrilla, to stop drilling in Sussex.

      Anarchy 1 Democracy and Law and order 0.

      These idiots would have stopped the industrial revolution in its tracks.
      At the dawn of man they would have been throwing water over the camp fire in case anyone got burnt. Instead they would have had everybody freeze to death.
      And that’s just what will happen to the poor in this country without sufficient energy supply at a reasonable price.

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      • 206
        Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

        You’ll always have very expensive fuel as long as I’m Energy Secretary :)

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    • 212
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Any county that refuses to have either a nuclear power station or fracking or their whole county covered in windmills should be disconnected from the national grid.

      Let the nimby luddites freeze to death in the dark!

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    • 221
      The truth, all we get is lies says:

      Nice to know the “protesters” didn’t use any transport that use fossil fuels to get to the site , nor did they use clothes or tents made with fossil fuels fuels and don’t use any fossil fuels for lighting or entertainment, shame they haven’t found out about the mess they putting up with in the Liverpool Bay area with the masses of windmills going up and the long term damage to the seabed when the windmills end their “useful life” , the energy that been used to make and install these things the green idiots/lunatics don’t even take into account, because the wind is free, Luddites unite, we can quickly destroy the country, tossers.

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    • 245
      Pick litter for bennies says:

      Our national energy policy is now in the hands of self serving pressure groups and supine plods.Time for May to summon the head plod to London for re education.

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  61. 203
    UKID DING says:

    https://twitter.com/GABaines/status/368674913118199808

    LET THE TORRENT OF INVECTIVE COMMENCE !

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    • 208
      Bob Fleming says:

      Gordon Brown can’t bring himself to turn up for his day job

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      • 211
        The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

        Gordon Brown has a good excuse. He is a total failure at everything he touches so its better for us all for him not to turn up anywhere. He’ll probably not even attend his own funeral.

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      • 213
        Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

        I’m exhausted after abolishing Boom & Bust, creating British jobs for British workers, and saving the World. Oh, and from leaving the Nation’s finances in the worst state since the end of WWII.

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    • 210
      Boring says:

      …except it hasn’t

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    • 232
      Listener says:

      Who cares? LBC are propagandists for Labour.

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    • 239
      Anonymous says:

      Received by UKIP info pack this morning.

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    • 252
      should cameron marry miliband? says:

      wasting your time boy
      people like ukip

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    • 280
      Anonymous says:

      Bollocks! I heard him stopping that prize (vnt Owen Jones dead in his tracks by asking him if he’d aver run a business! Owen Jones: the only person on earth who makes Ken Livingstone look moderate! LBC: must do better!

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  62. 207
    Back to the point about Adam says:

    Read his Wikipedia entry. Surely he wouldn’t have edited it?

    After all, born on the same day as Obama!

    My case rests.

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  63. 220
    tin foil hat guy says:

    CIA plant I wouldn’t wonder

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  64. 240
    Raptor says:

    There is already an oil-well in Sussex, about five miles north of Chichester. It has been pumping about a thousand barrels a day for the past twenty years.

    Better not tell the protestors, though. Chichester folk are well hard.

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  65. 249
    Chyna says:

    Knives out for Bugs Miliband tonight … a dodgy looking meeting at Duncan Terrace – separate entrances … separated arrivals … few fems …

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  66. 273
    UKIP Voter says:

    Who cares about all these people? Just Vote UKIP

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  67. 274
    VulgarDisplayOfPower says:

    Do I get a prize for spotting conservative philosopher Roger Scruton in the Conservative Renewal pic? I believe that’s him, gingery mop top third or fourth from left…

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