September 9th, 2013

What Is Going on With George Osborne’s Hair?

Guido has noticed a distinct change in George Osborne’s hairstyle over the last few days. Gone is his old, fluffy, classic posh look with the hair pushed back revealing the early stages of a recession. In its place is a boyish pudding bowl cut, pushed forwards, taking years off him:

The new coif was displayed in all its glory during the speech on the economy this morning:

Guido is reminded of the infamous Sunday Sport feature “Footballers who look like lesbians“…


236 Comments

  1. 1
    Hello Sailor says:

    He looks like Ellen McArthur!!

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    • 14
      The Beatles says:

      Never heard of her

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    • 36
      Gideon says:

      Geedes I am beginning to worry about you, commenting on the slight change in hair style, it still hasn’t got rid of his double chin.

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    • 49
      Sir William Waid says:

      I see Hugo Morton, of Dibley.

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    • 60
      Hang The Bostards says:

      Cameron & Osborne – Fantasist’s

      Who would believe the utter chite they spout. In a few weeks time they will be making the case to invade Syria to continue supporting the US false war on terror.

      The US blow up their own in 9/11, and have the cheek to reprimand Assad !

      Open your eyes !

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    • 68
      Fred says:

      http://rutube.ru/video/fa42badc8645f25037628a1ba8d5f173/

      Belgian and Italian journalists released in Syria today who claim that they have proof that it was not Bashar El-Asaad who used chemical weapons on the people of Damascus.

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      • 117
        Point of Information 5 says:

        The Russian led call for Assad’s CW to go under international control is a good idea, which Assad has apparently warmed to. It would help him by releasing forces to combat the insurgency and help head off any future claims that he is using CW against his own.

        Removal of the CW from the country would probably not be a smart move at present, or workable for Assad. Firstly, as he did not use the weapons, then he has no reason to release them like this. Such a strategy was run with !raq against Sadam, and that did not work in !raq’s favor at all.

        More importantly it would be extremely hazardous given the ground situation in Syr!a to move the weapons to a location which the insurgents will be aware of for removal.

        The boots on the ground approach to secure Syr!a’s CW arsenal, the US military previously figured to require about 75k troops.

        US boots would perhaps not be acceptable to Assad or US Public, and Russ!an boots would not be acceptable to US as that would be perceived as a clear occupation force. Other countries in the region would also perhaps reject such a Russ!an landing.

        Certainly is a step in the right direction though as the ability of Syr!a to maintain security of its CW inventory is a legitimate international concern, one which likely vexes the Syr!an government itself present.

        More importantly it gives a workable solution to the red line rhetoric which would enable the US and Obama to maintain its credibility whilst respecting the Syr!an government’s sovereign right to put down the insurgent forces which are challenging it.

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        • 224
          Handypara says:

          Ok, providing it’s not dopey Dutch troops guarding the CW!

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        • 233
          Pundit Too. says:

          It is just a red herring so Assad can retain the weapons but not use them.
          It is also a get out of jail card for Obama whose seemingly only goal is to not have a war he started in his 8 years in office – probably be his only accomplishment other than the Nobel Peace Prize.
          Only victims are the Syrian people who will be still murdered and subject to total disinformation in western media.
          The utterly savage Balkan Wars of 1913-4 are the best examples with plenty of handwringing and no action from the west.
          Not well known in UK as we do not teach real world history.

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    • 96
      Dave Cameron says:

      Boyish? years off him? you must be fucking joking – he looks a right flabby shirtlifter to me and I am not alone in my opinion.

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    • 112
      Teasy Weasy says:

      Has he had any work done on his arsehole?

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  2. 2
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    Hair today, gone tomorrow …

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  3. 3
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Coiffe?.

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  4. 4
    Hello Sailor says:

    Is it Ellen McArthur?

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    • 46
      10.4 highway pa -TROLL says:

      Is Sara Teather visually the female version of Simon Hughes /

      Are they related … I think we should be told .

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  5. 5
    Shapps=shitehawk says:

    Are you watching William Hague?

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    • 44
      Gideon says:

      Now then I will not believe that of young Willie, unless I have proof positive evidence about the little chap, he went to a rugger playing school let me tell you.

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    • 50
      10.4 highway pa -TROLL says:

      Guillaume Vague says ;;

      NOBODY LOVES ME BUT I DON’T CARE !!

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  6. 6
    Mustapha Djinn says:

    The ‘tonsure’ is growing as well.

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  7. 7
    Mitch says:

    On the PAC evidence so far, Thompson is the clear winner with both Patten and Lyons coming across as slippery buffoons.

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  8. 8
    ancientpopeye says:

    Larding it up it seems, do some manual work George, like chase some of those scheming civil servants around.

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  9. 9
    Stephany Flounders says:

    Cor I fancy George more than by two Teddies now

    And I know a thing or two about kinky stuff

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  10. 10
    A modest proposal says:

    Let’s tax syrups!

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  11. 11
    Rooney with his implant says:

    I hate all these overpaid wallahs from the BBC

    They keep changing the goal posts

    And they think they are clever

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  12. 13
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Osborne’s hair has turned the corner.

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  13. 15
    Owen 'middle class' Jones says:

    Footballers who look like lesbians?

    What the hell are footballers?

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    • 27
      Gay Larry says:

      They are a bit like rich firemen.

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    • 39
      Tojo says:

      No Ozzi, that should be ” Footballers who Play like Lesbians…

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      • 43
        Bill Quango MP -x says:

        Robbie Savage scores highly on looks and playing style.
        And what has the BBC dentist done to his teeth? Osmond’s implants?

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    • 64
      Gideon says:

      They are the little men who chase a spheroid bag of wing around a field, usually there are two teams but they are sometimes joined by complete idiots who invade the field, called a pitch, they are supposed to be controlled by a referee and two men who follow the game by running up and down the sides of the pitch. Owen I hope description of football enlightens you

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  14. 16
    I nominate Mark Thompson as cunt of the year says:

    Ex-BBC director general Mark Thompson has told MPs the corporation had not “lost the plot” when it agreed a pay-off of almost £1m to his former deputy.

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    • 18
      The Public says:

      Just shows he has not only lost the plot, it is still lost.

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    • 31
      PAC Watch says:

      And Lucy Adam’s appears to be a little less than honest.

      HR policy: Severance pay = Sweetner to go.

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      • 52
        Mitch says:

        She wasn’t allowed to see the alleged email?!? That was poor.

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        • 58
          PAC Watch says:

          No – The E-Mail was leaked by a whistleblower.

          They could not reveal as they need to protect their source, but it was confirmed on the panel.

          Adam’s essentially lying and saying she does not trust the Panel.

          That was very poor. :-)

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          • Mitch says:

            An accused is allowed to see the evidence against them. That is natural justice.

            Hodge was an absolute disgrace. Almost criminal.

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          • PAC Watch says:

            It isn’t a court of law, and in the PAC on that point no one accused her of anything, merely were asking about culture and use of the word ‘sweetner’.

            The redacted version will be released in due course one imagines.

            It isn’t as if the BBC are into transparency themselves. In terms of natural justice this was somewhat good,

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          • Richard Dimbleby says:

            Thompson was unimpressive. Must be the stubble. Wouldn’t answer the question in too many instances. Patten was all wind. Kroll was sound. That long-haired PR woman was squirming like hell. But the worst was the squawking Hodge – too much self-promotion my dear. We don’t care what YOU think – we want to hear the testimony. For sanctimonious crap we can go to comments on the Mail or Telegraph websites.

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          • PAC Watch says:

            The HR woman, being most junior, is being set up to take the fall.

            Executive are going to have their pay and severance very closely monitored by the Trust moving forward, and capped firmly.

            The Trust will retain their current packages, and when they do the same in a few years time, the details will not be leaked.

            NYT should be looking for a replacement CEO.

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    • 62
      10.4 highway pa -TROLL says:

      Is this Thompson bloke any relation to the yank executive working as an HMG consultant for decomissioning Sellafield who charged the uk taxpayer £714 taxi fare from Cumbria to London for the delivery of his cat back to the Smoke as he was feeling homesick ??

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    • 157
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Is it: (take your pick >) funny, strange, bizarre, being masonically managed, pathetic, odd, a full blown cover up that

      not one individual from the BBC nor their inquisitors are being investigated on a criminal footing [e.g. Theft from the public purse] and that they are all highly like to get away with the public’s money after the showtime inquisition?

      And, innit a bit like not one banker to date has faced a crim prosecution?

      Criminal enterprise eh! All of them in it together to rob and thieve from the public purse.

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      • 164
        Blowing Whistles says:

        p.s. Remember neither Rupe or Gordo are being persued for their contradictory statements Re:Leveson(who is a bent fucking judge anyway)

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      • 178
        Anonymous says:

        It is not criminal. We are all innocent until proven guilty. Without the courts to prove it, they stay innocent.

        The only corruption is their assured protection. Just play the part for the media and nothing will happen.

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      • 197
        Not Blowing Whistles says:

        It is the second time now that Ag!us has been in an uncomfortable position like this before the committee’s.

        Getting to be a bit of a habit no ?

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        • 212
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Agius – is a front man for the Red Shield and its other at arms length creation Common Purpose.

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        • 217
          Lord Chief Justice says:

          Yes

          I was surprised no one said

          Well these payments are petty cash compared to the tens of millions paid to your management team at Barclays for all their wrongdoings

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  15. 17
    Alan Titmarsh says:

    Shoots of recovery?

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  16. 19
    Anonymous says:

    He looks like what he is: a soft, pudgy, posh boy out of his depth.

    Regardless of what he does with his hair.

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    • 35
      He stole 1 year of my State Pension says:

      If he was laying in road on fire. I would not waste my piss putting him out.

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  17. 20
    TSB says:

    Look ..sorry..but Gordon said if we Lloyd took over a bank for him we’d be the biggest bank in Europe and he’d fix the whole anti-competitive monopoly restrictions.

    He didn’t say the bank was loaded with more debt than the Greek economy..And he didn’t fix the monopoly commission either.

    Cost the shareholders about £60bn pounds.
    And as we had to be nationalised,bailed out, you are all shareholders too. So…sorry and that…but …Gordon and Balls made us do it.

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  18. 22
    Ron Barras says:

    Is this the Tory cut Ed Balls was warning about?

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  19. 23
    Bill Quango MP -x says:

    Radio BBc man said lots of people would be very upset at the loss of BBC 3 or 4.

    Lots seems a bit of an exaggeration. In fact if they stuck the very few decent BBC4 progs onto BBC2 and Family Guy onto BBC1 then almost no one would notice they have gone.

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    • 51
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Nah!, wouldn’t be lots of people upset, only the surplus presenters that got the boot, but they would soon perk-up on learning about Fatty Pangs secret enhanced severance payments, the tea lady will get £300,000 (subject to signing confidentiality clause).

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    • 63
      Sir William Waid says:

      Tonight on BBC4:

      7.00 Salford – Lost City of the Stincas
      8.00 Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Sleet
      9.00 That’s Amazing!
      9.30 Stork-billed Emus of the Galapagos
      10.30 Bill Oddie’s Birdnanza
      11.30 Great Filing Cabinet Static Shocks
      11.35 Salford – Lost City of the Stincas…..

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    • 191
      H.M.S. Rodney says:

      I would keep 3 & 4 and dispose of the rest.

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  20. 24
    Tachybaptus says:

    He looks older with his new style. It’s a ‘Caesar’, pushed forward to conceal a receding hairline. No method of concealment works, and sensible men just dree their weird.

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    • 67
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Or else he might just think he’s going for the Blackadder thing with that Rowan Atkinson hairstyle, only to discover in the process that he’s really Mr Bean.

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    • 106
      Bobby Charlton says:

      It worked for me, at least ’till I had to run about.

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  21. 25
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    Good stuff again from Priti Patel

    Perhaps she has been reading this blog

    But she should ask for the Bribery Act to be applied to the whole rotten Labout structure

    Blair, Mandelson, Levy, all those fucking Taxis for Hire plus the Unions and, above all, the Scottish Labout Party which is Organised Crime

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  22. 26
    BBC RED BOTTOM says:

    Please, please still love us and we’ll start doing picture in picture upskirts of your favourite presenters.

    We promise we will…Stephanie Flanders thong shot. .. That’s got to be worth £145 a year.

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  23. 29
    P l e b says:

    What a twat Osborne is

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    Lucy Adams, BBC HR says:

    I a fucking useless. When do I get my juicy pay-off?

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    • 48
      Mitch says:

      She was treated very badly by Hodge towards the end. Almost disgustingly, actually.

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      • 74
        Taxpayer says:

        She is a shifty shit amongst shifty shits. They have all been systematically ripping off the public, living high on the hog and delivering mediocrity and lies.

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        • 170
          Blowing Whistles says:

          See comment 162 above – Ref:- Theft from the Public Purse and the lack of criminal prosecutions against the whole “Showtime” that is the PAC – yes inc the actress Hodge.

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    • 69
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      According to 47 it’s already in your pipeline.

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  26. 53
    ukip.i.am.not says:

    Is there any connection between –

    Obama’s recent cranking up of the (so-called) Isr@eli / Palestinian peace process

    And

    Chemical weapons suddenly being unleashed in Syria.

    Has Isr@el created a massive diversion?

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    • 65
      i took my tinfoil off and guess what? No one stole my dreams. says:

      No

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      • 171
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Not wearing your hat then buster? Israeli watchers are known incontrovertibly to moniter this site 24/7. A plausible argument against their secret forces having had a hand in it has been made – It still stands and cannot be discounted among many other plausible arguments. + Mossad have form.

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    • 78
      Gordon Brown says:

      I’ve just created a massive diversion in my underpants.

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  27. 72
    Anoneumouse says:

    This is Georges, Justin Bieber look. Oh come on, he is sucking up; we do have Canadian Governor of the Bank of England.

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  28. 75

    I have enjoyed my day by the Adriatic and my sockpuppets have been kind enough to post on my behalf.

    This current topic rather defeats me in being able to offer any useful insights so I will go and have some dinner instead.

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    • 79
      Sock Puppet Watch says:

      This has got to be a sock puppet.

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      • 109

        I am introducing a validation code to my posts. I shall not explain it so as not to give comfort to my sockpuppets.

        7919

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        • 125
          • Sock Puppet Watch says:

            Deuce.

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          • Too!

            And a fail whilst you are about it.

            7829

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          • Schrödinger's sockpuppet says:

            i se, you make up the ruls an dont tel anyon jus like geedos moding realy FEABEL

            7883

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          • No. No more than I would give you the key to my own front door. And I am afraid your check digit fails validation but you are not using my moniker so I will let that pass and address your point.

            Anyone with a brain which they are prepared to use can see what I am doing here. You appear to be deficient in this usage of a tremendous facility that has been bestowed upon you and rejoice in doing things badly, hence your exaggeratedly poor spelling.

            Even the dunces at NSA, who are monitoring what we are writing, will have cottoned on by now, this is such elementary stuff. Guido understands it (not so sure about Neo.)

            If and when I chose, I can release the algorithm I am currently using and those who have not cracked it could then validate and differentiate my postings from the false ones. Many here already do. But at such time, I can easily employ a new algorithm… so I shall always be one step ahead of you.

            Thank you for illustrating so clearly to all here that some people raise their game when confronted whilst others automatically lower theirs. Into the second category fall the natural supporters of the Labour party.

            7561

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    • 172
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Here’s a tester question – What film made in the mid 70’s did I ask the real SC to watch some time ago?

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  29. 76
    Ad Hominem says:

    The only thing missing from Georges new hair cut is the pair of frilly knickers.

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    • 81
      High Street shops RIP - killed by Giddy Osborne says:

      The hair on Giddy’s head diverts attention from the lack of brain’s in his head.

      Labour set for a 76 seat majority. Bye bye Giddy!

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      • 83
        UKIP or bust says:

        Apologies if this has been posted already.

        Guy goes into a bar where there is a robot bartender!

        The robot says, “What will you have?”

        The guy says, “Whisky.”

        The robot brings back the drink and says to the man, “What is your IQ?”

        The guy says, “168.”

        The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

        The guy leaves…but is curious…so he goes back to the bar.

        The robot bartender says, “What will you have?”

        The guy says, “Whisky.”

        Again, the robot brings the man his drink and says, “What is your IQ?”

        This time, the guy says “100.”

        The robot then proceeds to talk about football, Page 3, package holidays and TV.

        The guy leaves, but finds all this very intriguing, so he thinks he will try it one more time.

        He goes back into the bar.

        The robot says, “What will you have?”

        The guy says, “Whisky” and the robot brings him his whisky.

        The robot then says, “What is your IQ?”

        The guys says, “Oh, about 50.”

        The robot leans real close and says, “So…you people…still happy…with labour?”

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    • 115
      Teasy Weasy says:

      And nipple clamps.

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  30. 77
    Fernbridge says:

    Anybody seen Cliff Richards’ hair nowadays?

    His face is 73, his hair is 13.

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  31. 82
    Vain says:

    Does Nick Clegg dye his hair? Is he really a ‘snowtop’?

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  32. 84
    Dr Seuss says:

    It was a stare, that changed his hair…

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  33. 85
    I nominate Mark Thompson as cunt of the year says:

    If Thompson ends up getting fired from the New York Times, I’ll piss myself laughing.

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  34. 86
    Gok says:

    Ed Balls could do with thinning out that thick clump of a hair do on top of his head.

    He looks like a famer from the 1950s.

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    • 97
      Ed Balls says:

      I get it done in a commune every time I visit Mother Russia for a break, amidst the golden endless wheatfields with ballet every evening.

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    • 149
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      If he cut it shorter, you’d notice the Nixon hairline. If anything, he should grow it longer, at least the widow’s-peak bit in front, and go full-Adolf.

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  35. 91
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    The BBC Executive and the BBC Trust both have a license to steal license fee payers money.

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    • 111
      nellnewman says:

      Sounds very James Bond doesn’t it ?

      ‘A License to Steal’ The beeb’s excuse for dishonesty.

      I like it!!

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    • 174
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Many have questioned the Charter that they have and its ‘content’ [A word I often use here].

      But the real question behind the Charter is this – who were the shysters who wrote it up with such legalese and duplicity? Who’s hand/s are all over it?

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  36. 98
    Mrs Boggins says:

    George’s new hairdo has transformed him from would-be Charles Moore into would-be Gordon Brown.

    I can understand why he might not want to look like C Moore, but that man Brown??? Really. He has such a strange expression.

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  37. 100
    Fishy says:

    Balls dissembling for all he is worth on C4…the twat has learned nothing:

    -Not prepared to accept that he put the economy in a hole.
    -Not prepared to admit that living standards fell during his period of office
    -Not prepared to apologise for the lack of house building
    -Backtracked on his earlier admission that he ran a budget deficit
    -Complained about high levels of youth unemployment (that started with Labour)

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  38. 101
    Anonymous says:

    “Taking years off him” Christ this blog has gone to shit since Murdoch took over.

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  39. 103
    Winning for Britain says:

    It’s a winning haircut.

    George Osborne is winning for Britain.

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  40. 107
    Neo cons kill Christians says:

    War criminal and gangster Tony Blair’s son marries into a Sunni Muslim dynasty

    http://www.todayszaman.com/news-325836-former-uk-pm-blairs-son-to-marry-former-turkish-ministers-granddaughter.html

    Another good reason for him to support Juahadi cannibals eating and beheading Christians

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  41. 110
    nellnewman says:

    Osborn’e s hair is of little interest.

    At least his economic reforms are producing good results. Who cares about the rest?!

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  42. 115
    Bill Quango MP - x says:

    So Osborne is the true hair to Blair?

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  43. 118
    Charles de Conk says:

    We have deployed an Aircraft carrier with 20 aircraft to Syrian waters.
    An aircraft carrier. Like the one you haven’t got.

    What have you got?

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    • 120
      William Hague's Cock Ring says:

      Cyprus ?

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      • 183
        Blowing Whistles says:

        As long as The Vague remains on the stage – Britain will continue to be a … no The ‘laughing stock’ of the Western World. How many legs has he got to break as an actor?

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  44. 122
    nellnewman says:

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/sep/09/bbc-payoffs-saga-margaret-hodge

    ++++Laugh++++

    hodge the dodge telling the beeb that their troughing is grossly unedifying.

    What on earth does she think her troughing is?

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!

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    • 187
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Nell – you may not like many of my comments but do take a little of the wool from over your eyes and read comment 162 and a few others above dear.

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  45. 123
    ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL says:

    LoL last thing Osborne needs is another recession !

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  46. 124
    Time for a revamp, everyone's paying says:

    How much did that BBC news room cost again?

    It looks out of date already.

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  47. 130
    Belloc's ghost says:

    George Osborne is vain, and (I write it with pain)
         The doormat you see on his head
    Is not, as some learned professors maintain,
    The opulent growth of a genius’ brain;
         But is sewn on with needle and thread.

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  48. 132
    Prince Andrew says:

    It’s me.

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    • 146
      PC Pigg E Pigshit says:

      We know. We’re going to point guns in your face anyway.

      We’re the pigs. Resistance is futile.

      Ask that innocent guy we murdered on the the tube. Or that innocent guy we nearly murdered in the yellow mini. Or that innocent guy we murdered selling newspapers.

      And don’t complain about bans on fox hunting, or we’ll smash your head in in Parliament Square.

      We’re the British Pigforce. Shut the fuck up you bastards.

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  49. 134
    Prince Andrew says:

    It’s me again.

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  50. 135
    Andy Burnham says:

    I want Jeffrey Dahmer to play me in a film about me.

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  51. 136
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    Been looking at surgical “virginity repair”, wondering if it could be performed on my bot-bot?

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  52. 139
    Get a grip says:

    Well, with current world events I did not expect Giddy`s hairstyle to lead. FFS.

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    • 145
      The New Daily Wail website is dumbed-down shite says:

      Check out the Daily Mong’s revamped website – there are ‘headlines’ all the way down the page (big bold titles, so mongs don’t get lost).

      Stuff about Chihuahuas and shite. Utter utter crap. You have to go a long way down to get to anything about world events/Syria.

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      • 189
        Blowing Whistles says:

        And they don’t want to mention that Staff CC’s leading cover up man over the child thieves is Mr Tradewell – yet another Common Purpose psycho.

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      Get a grip says:

      Wall`s Ice cream, no children in cafes, pakamacs, Yelloways, H&C, interior sprung, BB&EM, metal spades and buckets. Great sand.

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    • 190
      Gordon Brown says:

      Nurse said the Labour conference is in Leggo Land, and if I wasn’t naughty with my jobbies she might let me go.

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  55. 150
    Anonymous says:

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    • 156
      Baz O says:

      That`s OK, Holland. we`ll errrh …. call you if we need your support.

      “Aide, get Vague on the phone, a UK non is meilleur que la france oui. FFS Mong.”

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  56. 152
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME, I’M A LIBDEM ???

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  57. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like Norway have had a gut full of the Labour Party.

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  58. 158
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish everyone everywhere well.

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  59. 160
    Owen Jones says:

    Don’t let the arms dealers dine in peace
    Posted on Monday 9 September 2013
    DSEi Arms dealers’ “charity” dinner- you couldn’t make it up!

    Meet 6.30pm, Thursday September 12,

    Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, E1 OHX

    Follow @DisarmDsei on Twitter for updates on the day

    Whilst the US and its allies are teetering on the edge of military action in Syria, the DSEi arms fair is happy to arm either side. When it comes to world wide arm sales, it’s all about the powerful making a killing.

    The UK is pouring arms into Saudi Arabia – chief sponsor of the Syrian jihadists. There will be a Saudi delegation shopping for military equipment at Excel this week, whilst Rosoboron Export, Russia’s state arms export agency which supplies weapons to Assad, will be there as well. And, if Assad was indeed the one using the chemical weapons, the fact is that the UK government also approved the sale of the necessary chemicals to the Syrian regime.

    On Thursday September 12th, assorted DSEi arms dealers are gathering at the Troxy to raise money for wounded British soldiers by hosting a boxing competition by the Army Boxing Association and charity auction. We say that there’d be a lot less wounded squaddies if the arms traders stuffing their faces weren’t selling weapons to anyone who’ll buy them.

    Squaddies get some sort of choice about going to war. The inhabitants of the countries where the arms are ending up don’t! In the end, the only people getting fat from the arms trade (£2500 a table anyone?) are the arms dealers themselves.

    Lets give them the kind of welcome they deserve!

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    Johnny Norfolk says:

    What a plonker.

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    Get a grip says:

    Perhaps Barry will get onto the side of the Christians now. Ie the Government of Saddass, not the Al Q oposition groups. FFS its the 9-11 anniversary in 2 days time. Know your enemy.

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      Blowing Whistles says:

      Who’s business interests and profits have been protected by Redaction? [Red Action / red house …?]

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    Magnolia says:

    It’s a ‘Prinny’ haircut, the Regent, not the penguin.
    Brushing it forward is bang on trend for men’s hair (Guido please note) although Mr Osborne needs to grow his a bit longer to be truly fashionable, more like Paul McGann as I in Withnail and I.

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  63. 175
    Chuka says:

    I’m for/against* war, for/against* zero hour contracts, for/against* arms manufacturers, for/against* spending cuts, for/against* payday lenders (delete as applicable based on which audience I’m speaking to).

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  64. 176
    Anonymous says:

    When will this twat Osborne fuck off? 2015 I hope. What a useless Chancellor. Probably the worst that this country has ever witnessed. Lies and deceptions do not equal recovery George.

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  65. 177
    Anonymous says:

    Where is the triple A rating if the economy is so good? Why are there so many empty shops? And why has Osborne increased the National Debt by £400 billion in only 3 years? Doesn’t look like a recovery to me nor the majority in this country. It looks like George Osborne’s fantasy when the reality of the situation is is too much to bear for poor old George

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      Lefties wrong on the economy and beaten by Gideon hahahaha says:

      As a mong leftie It really must eat your insides to know that an Eton bulling don boy is better than all of your lot put together

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    Anonymous says:

    The trouble is it is a ‘corner’ of Osborne’s own making. By the time of the 2010 Election Alastair Darling had a fully costed plan to deal with the wreckage of the 2008 crash which Osborne and his Bullingdon Tory playmates immediately trashed and then pretended to save the economy with their ghastly cuts – sacrificing a whole swathe of British society. God knows what Osborne and Cameron would have done had they been in charge in 2008. Brown trousers all round! Never forget that the survival of the world banking system is almost universally now recognized to be the result of Gordon Brown’s abilities and timely intervention. Roll on May 2015 when we can all pass judgement on this failed coalition. Sarah Tether’s will not the only departure

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  67. 181
    Fuck off BBC says:

    Cuunt Huhne getting hs arse cleaned by Paxmong right now.

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  68. 184
    Alice says:

    BBC c~nts trying to rehabilitate that c~nt Huhne! Quite unbelievable!

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    robbie says:

    that side view makes him look like a young Mark Thomas

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    Pricky Vyce says:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    “Myers V Ellman” AELR Dec 1939.

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    Millipuppet on a union string says:

    I see the military wing of the Labour Party are raising their ugly heads again. The economy is getting better despite the lefts dire predictions so as a last gasp they do their utmost to destroy the economy.

    BBC News
    Unions are to co-ordinate strikes and civil disobedience against job and pay cuts after voting to support a planned day of action on 5 November.

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  73. 203
    A prevert says:

    God, I hope/pray lucy manning takes it up the arse!?!

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  74. 209
    Ed Millionaireband says:

    You know why ed finished with Steph. It’s because he couldn’t say her name

    Thethanie Thanders

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Have I changed my mind on climate change ? Don’t be daft !!

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      Blowing Whistles says:

      It ain’t just the Polar Bears [abused ‘n used] comin to get ya Eddy D and Eddie Milipede and Huhne the deluded – AND ALL THE TWATS THAT HAVE PROMOTED THAT 5HIT – and who have shown admirably how easily it is to fool idiots.

      Cognitive Dissonance – pathetic sub-intelligent tw…..a…t’S.

      Oh wait a minute – hey ho U 2 O bamby and al G of Gore B/S too.

      Babe.raham Lincoln – fool some but not all – fucking propagnadist Hollyweirdos!

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    Ippikin says:

    “Show courage and back changes, Ed Miliband tells unions”
    Courtesy of BBC News.

    Maybe I’m being thick, but I do wonder why Baby Miliband is making his speech at all tomorrow.

    After all, now it has been published by the press and everyone knows what he is going to say, doesn’t his presence become a bit of a nonsense?

    Perhaps he would do better to pop along the beach to the excellent whelk stall half-way towards Boscombe Pier.

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      Handypara says:

      This ploy allows him to act tough in the draft speech, get the headlines for it, then soften it in delivery to the target audience. Win, win.

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        Ippikin says:

        Yes agree, but the result of that is the perception that he has been forced to climb down folowing the criticism of the original speech.
        I would have thought that would strengthen the perception of weakness; ie lose, lose.

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      This is an excellent broadcast made by Judge Jeanine Pirro in the last few days. It highlights everything that is wrong with the American president’s stance and strategy.

      Her show, following the style of Judge Judy, was well regarded critically and received awards but was pulled due to ratings. This is more a reflection on the limited concentration span of the potential audience than any shortcomings in content.

      The version here has had just 157 views. It would not be hard to produce a three minute version with the best parts of the arguments set out in a way which would have maximum impact in our Twitter based times and which then could easily go viral.

      People would rather die than think, most do Bertrand Russell

      7411

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  79. 230
    Ex-Conservative voter says:

    Having to tolerate the Cockroaches is bad enough – now we’re expected to put up with the Head-Lice as well.

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    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    There was a programe on French TV last week about removal men.

    They picked on a family moving from Paris to Montreal in Canada. The removal men packed everything and the whole bill was a whopping 6,800 euros which was paid by the employer.

    George Osborne managed to give that Mark Carney a whole lot more of our money for the same thing in reverse. I think Mr Osborne should be answering questions about this ideally under caution down at the Police Station just like Rolf Harris.

    I rest my case.

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  81. 235
    Stricken Banks (No Money is Safe) says:

    Economy – Plan A.
    Haircut – Plan B.
    .
    .

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  82. 236
    Anonymous says:

    Vanity is so depressing when so naked.

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