September 19th, 2013

Adam Afriyie Surrenders

The uprising is over, the rebellion defeated. In the mud, lies the tattered flag of Adam Afriyie’s insurgency. The wannabe PM has all but conceded defeat this afternoon and is calling for party unity:

“With Ed Miliband’s leadership ratings in the deep freeze and Labour’s dire mid-term polling figures it is easy to forget that an unthinkable Labour Party reoccupation of Downing Street is a distinct possibility. This risk must sharpen our minds. It must bring conservative-leaning people together. Whatever the differences on the centre-right, we cannot allow a Labour-led government … That is why all Conservatives must come together to make sure that the hard work and difficult decisions of the last three years are not put to waste. Now is the time to focus again on the Labour Party and its plans for state control, paternalism and socialism. … I have no doubt that if all conservative-thinking people were united behind the Conservative Party we can deliver and EU referendum, win in 2015 and continue the painstaking but rewarding work of getting our country back on track.”

Where does collecting letters of support and then keeping them locked in safe rank on the scale of party unity?


130 Comments

  1. 1
    Gideon says:

    Are they trying to out-stare each other?

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  2. 2
    DtP says:

    Pussy

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    • 61
      Hang The Bostards says:

      Camoron can get all the support he wants from his own MPs… problem is we still wont vote for the “Conservative Lite”

      Im voting UKIP !!

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      • 77
        Anonymous says:

        Interesting…the conservatives under Cameron don’t look so much “lite” as bloody full on left wing social democrats. They have presided over policies which have resulted in increasing and massive Govt debt and expenditure which is out of control.

        That might be par for the course if Cameron wasn’t such an odious liar who simply cannot be trusted.

        You can see in his chubby face whenever he speaks that
        a) he holds the plebs and public in contempt, and
        b) he does not even belive a word of his own bullsh1t he speaks,because he knows it to be all lies.

        Cameron will never give us a fair vote on leaving the EU and as part of the LibLabCon nose troughing trio, he will never, never, ever, let the UK leave the EU, under any circumstances *.

        * Unless Germany says we can and has already left herself.

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      • 127
        Everton from Brixton says:

        + several thousand.

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  3. 3
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    Still voting UKIP regardless of what the tw*t Cameron and Clegg say
    Never going back to the Nasty party again

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    • 22
      Free speech is apparently banned here says:

      Cameron will be forced into doing a deal with UKIP by the European elections at the absolute latest. Hopefully Nigel will invite him to shove it up his chocolate starfish

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      • 31
        King Bongo says:

        The Tories won’t ever do a deal with UKIP. I’d certainly rather chew off my own balls than have anything to do with the likes of Bloom and Farage.

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        • 46
          Anonymous says:

          It makes me laugh the condescending way ukip voters talk abou the PM “doing a deal” with them ! they havent even got 1 MP, their supporters are all in the mould of Neil and Christine and Nigel has sacked the chairman and is now doing the job himself.Not exactly “go home and prepare for Government” is it ?

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          • The flying spaghetti machine says:

            And Dave is ?

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          • Anonymous says:

            At the next GE the polls are predicitng:-
            LibDems on about 8% of the vote
            UKIP on about 13% of the vote

            The LibDems get to be kingmaker and sit in government influencing policy.

            We must not forget, their UK voter mandate is a miniscule.

            That is disgusting and shows the complete lack of democracy that the present FPTP system represents.

            If as likley, UKIP get double the LibDem vote, yet the LibDems get to form another coalition and influence policy, it shows what a farce the present system is.

            The UK is virtually the only country in the EU that keeps this FPTP archaic and dark ages voting system.

            To see nick clegg spouting off about responsibility in government makes me feel sick to the core.

            The present system is broke, unift for purpose, undemocratic and institutionally biased to the present incumbants.

            It is a disgrace and should be changed.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, it’s all dreafully unfair isn’t it. Still, the system’s designed to ensure that nasty, little extremist parties are kept out of the Commons; so in that sense it is working.

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          • Real Conservatives vote UKIP says:

            The days of the nasty big extremist parties are numbered.
            They’ve really blown it now.

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          • Anonymous says:

            The 2 smallest parties by % of uk votes are the Greens and LibDems.

            Unfortunatley the present FPTP system is failing to keep these nasty little extremist parties out of parliament.

            The present system is not fit for purpose.

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        • 71
          Lord Sir Domly Dom says:

          UKIP would not sully themselves to do a deal with grubby corporatist tories who are desperate to share the same corrupt centre left ground as labour and liberals, thus offering the people of this country only one choice in 2015, liblabcon or UKIP.

          It is the myopic tories who will be squeeling in opposition in 2015 as UKIP voters will not notice any discernable difference in policy, between the massively pro EU tories and massively pro EU labour party. Either way, Barroso, van Rumpoy et al, will still be dictating our laws.

          The only people who will be to blame will be the cowardly, idiotic tory voters who, in spite of many years of warnings, will follow the treasonous Dave Cameron down to oblivion and disaster.

          Dave COULD have prevented that, but chose, arrogantly, not to. Dave has stuck two fingers up to the electorate, not UKIP. Dave deserves to lose, and if labour manages to win enough votes to win, then ask yourselves, why the hell did Dave refuse to offer any sort of significant alternative to new labour. We already have two of the top four parties offering lefty policies, in labour and liberal democrats. We do not need to vote for Dave to give us even more of it.

          The ONLY way to vote for a change from the last 40 years of EU domination and the same status quo under all three parliamentary parties is to vote UKIP.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Oh look, it’s radarsehole from ConHome.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Anti EU sentiment in Germany is picking up strongly.

            The AfD party which is scaring Merkel is doing well in the polls and forecast to pick up quite a few seats in sundays elections.

            Note MP’s in Germany are elected on a form of PR and not on the UK’s dark ages backward FPTP system.

            Under Germanys system of PR you have to get 5% of the vote in order to get some seats in parliament.

            If that was applied in the UK (and the LibDems got less than 5%…) you could well get a result where the LibDems and Greens would get no MP’s…. and UKIP would get 75 or so MP’s…

            Next time some santimonius twat says UKIP havent got any MP’s just point out the FPTP system is not fit for purpose and is undemocratic and puts the UK into the dark ages of European democracy, and that under, for example Germany’s system, it wouldn’t be Nick Clegg who was kingmaker…..

            http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/germany-vote-poll.ql0/

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        • 128
          Everton from Brixton says:

          I’ve got the perfect new-to-these-shores fish for you, King Bongo, mon!

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    • 23
      Vote UKIp get Labour says:

      When Labour get in then pricks like you will be the first to Squeal. The nasty party is Labour and if you haven’t worked that out over the 13 years of terror, understood that UKIP will not get one fecking seat then one can only hope you are the only person from that specific gene pool and the stupidity seed cannot be spread further

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      • 26
        Jabba Le Chat says:

        +1

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      • 29
        Free speech is apparently banned here says:

        Yeah, true, Labour are shite, but the Tories are, how can I put this, just as shite. So what’s the difference?

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        • 35
          What's different ? says:

          Ed Balls

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        • 49
          Anonymous says:

          To be fair, i actually think David Cameron is sincere in all he does and maybe a bit naive.I also feel sorry for him if Clegg carries on like he did yesterday at work !

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        • 83
          Anonymous says:

          Agreed both parties are shite.

          As for the waste of space LibDems, I wouldn’t even wipe my shite covered shoes on them.

          So how do you differentiate between two shite parties, when their policies result in about 95% the same outcomes ? (uncontrolled public debt and unsustainable and unwanted immigration)

          Well, Milliband is a weak Union sucking dweeb.

          And Cameron is a complete and utter lying cnut.

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      • 39
        Anonymous says:

        Here is why the Tories will lose
        Cameron is a liar

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        • 48
          Casual Observer 2 says:

          Here is a bigger negative outlook for Cameron:

          Female voters are traditional Tory bedrock. This drop in support should be of big concern, especially if the votes are headed towards Miliband.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I dont think Mumsnet members are anything to go by, just google them and read their comments, most of them seem to live in a world of their own !

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          • Casual Observer 2 says:

            So are you saying that the parties should not regard a possible consensus forming on a social media blog such as mumsnet to be important, and perhaps dismiss the results of the independently conducted poll as being of no value also ?

            The success of the 5-Star movement in !taly must have woken some up to how the consensus views expressed on certain social media sites should be taken very seriously, irrespective of how the quality of the blogging fits certain prejudice’s.

            Irrespective of what one thinks, they can still vote and as a group are somewhat influential. Disparaging remarks may perhaps not work to win votes back.
            :-)

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          • Cock up the arsehole time says:

            Dave’s just too fucking butch – he needs to get in touch with his feminine side.

            Perhaps the Foreign Secretary could advise?

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          • Mumsnet widower says:

            My wife is a massive Mumsnet supporter and over the past few weeks I’ve been asking her about the prevailing opinions on Cameron etc. From what I can gather, it’s all about the cuts in benefits – the Mumsnet boards are full of hard luck cases moaning about this or that payment that’s been cut and how they’re on the breadline as a result and how all the rich just keep getting richer. Sad to say my wife’s been totally taken in. Time to trade her in, methinks.

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          • Fishy says:

            ‘….most of them seem to live in a world of their own !

            It’s called Hampsead.

            The Guardian’s Mums-set are just another left wing front organisation

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          • Anon says:

            Interesting – if I was Cameron I would get myself on This Morning with a few fluffy policies along the lines of making it illegal to stop someone from breast feeding in public / shop / cafe or some other mums net friendly policy ASAP.

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        • 89
          Fishy says:

          A cleverly edited video Anonymong. No wonder that UKIP are regarded by many as a bunch of tossers.

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      • 45
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        Vote Tory, get:

        * Labour policies.

        * More EU

        * More tax & spend & waste & money printing

        * HS2 (The high speed gravy train)

        * More eco-loon renewable subsidies for rich landowners

        No thanks.

        Vote UKIP.

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        • 62
          A realist says:

          Vote UKIP, get:

          * Labour policies (from a Labour government)

          * More EU and no referendum

          I could carry on, but I’m sure you get the drift

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          • Lord Sir Domly Dom says:

            So considering the tories are only offering more EU and labour are only offering more EU and liberals are only offering more EU as a partner to either tory or labour (as they are effectively the same party in policy terms) How the hell can we vote against the EU in 2015?

            UKIP is the ONLY way to register our disgust with the EU and have any chance whatsoever of delivering a genuine, binding, honest, straight in or out referendum on EU membership, because one thing is certain…. The tories will never ever ever give you such a referendum.

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          • Who Want's Some! says:

            You may be correct, but you will also get a Tory Party that dumps Dave and his Heathite hangers on. And then moves to the Right with a real intention to realign us away from Europe. It was never going to a one Parliament game and UKIP is simply the weapon that triggers the war in the Conservative Party to actually win for Conservative policies. Millibean is already committed to current spending levels so to be honest there won’t be much difference they’ll just waste your money on different things.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Voting Tory just feeds pro EU fire….

            Cameron doesn’t want to leave the EU, every single speach he has given has shouted that fact out, loud and proud.

            Given the EU influences 70% of all UK domestic legislation, if all the LibLabCon are pro EU, there is very little in the 30% of legislation that is left, where they can infludence policy, and which they can use to differentiate themselves from each other…

            Which is why the hands of the LibLabCon are tied by EU policies, and all the LibLabCon policies and spending programmes are virtually exactly the same.

            Put simply, if you vote for Cameron, you are voting for a pro EU party.

            Whether that results in a LibLab or Con government or some awful basterdised coalition, makes very little difference, as we have seen over the last 4 years.

            The only message that the Conservatives will understand, is if enough voters want to leave the EU and vote for UKIP accordingly.

            Only then will the Conservatives realise they have to ditch the lying pro EU war monger Cameron…. and elect a proper Conservative who will take the UK out of the EU via Article 50.

            Anything less than that is fuel on the pro EU fire and a wasted vote.

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        • 65
          Jabba Le Chat says:

          Vote UKIP and get Milimong with a guaranteed no referendum, and a lock in to the EUSSR that no one will be able to unravel outside going to a military led war with Europe…

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          • Lord Sir Domly Dom says:

            You will get that with conservative too. So your point is???

            Oh, I get what your point is, you are a gullible idiot who believes the tory lie about a referendum on the EU?

            Barroso and Van Rumpoy LOVE idiots like you, you will keep them in luxury for a very long time.

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          • Who Want's Some! says:

            See above. Suffer a short term set back for a long term gain. Millibean is a clown and if PM would be constrained simply by the markets. Printing cash will be on the way out by 2015/16 and he is already committed to current spending levels. He’ll waste your money there’s no doubt about that. He’ll try and get us more into the EU, but he’ll only have at most 4 years so he’s scope for long term damage is not large. But only if we have a real Conservative Party to fight him over 2015 – 19 that then can win on a real Conservative manifesto. Otherwise you’ll be in the European Federal Sates by 2030. Alas many if not all of our elite actually want this.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Correct – getting to a position to leave the EU is at minimum at 2 parliament term game.

            The Conservatives are pro EU so voting them in @ the 2015 GE will not help in leaving the EU over 2 parliaments.

            It will take a severe drubbing of the Conservatives for them to regroup and consider if they want to offer a popular alternative the current LibLabCon pro EU tri party situation.

            As other posters have explained, the differences between the 3 parties spending plans are minimal and certainly wont make much difference over the next 5 years…

            Therefore….. there is nothing to lose…. and everything to gain…. by voting for an anti EU party and voting UKIP.

            Anybody saying otherwise is trying to delude you.

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        • 76
          Anonymous says:

          Vote LIBLABCON and get exactly what you have now, they are all the fucking same so vote UKIP and get rid of these wankers once and for all.

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      • 98
        Normal Voter says:

        Oh dear, you lot really are running scared, aren’t you!

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      • 124
        REALWORLDER says:

        Labour or blue labour ,makes no difference,it would be worth it to get a dozen ukip MPs

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  4. 4
    One-term Dave (dragging the Tories to their grave) says:

    “That is why all Conservatives must come together”

    But but but.. Conservatives are all swivel-eyed loons, bits and closet-racists!

    By Jove, I’m not letting them back into the Party! Not after I’ve spent 8 years kicking them all out!

    Toodle pip!

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  5. 5
    David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

    Anyone with half a brain knows what is coming. We must all pull together and put on our best party-faces.

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  6. 6
    David Cameron says:

    *my those black chaps do have crazy eye’s,just nod pretend I agree,God where’s my wallet?….phew*

    “Yes Adam you have made some very good points”

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    • 104
      Anonymous says:

      Now fcuk off and let me eat my KFC in peace and plan which EU job on £500k pa tax free I want in 5 years time

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  7. 8
    Have you ever seen them in the same room at the same time? says:

    Hmm. I reckon Adam Afriyie is actually David Miliband with boot polish.

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  8. 11
    Adam says... says:

    Prime Minister, please take your hand off my knee… I…. I…

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  9. 12
    thedukeofhunslet says:

    Mmm. Sounds more like “Vote Adam for Mayor” to me.

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  10. 13
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    How egalitarian of Dave to take tea with a black fellah. Does he think there are votes in it?

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    • 17
      Pork sword calling Fanny boy says:

      If its good enough for Labour despite what they say and do otherwise in private then its good enough for Dave

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  11. 14
    Attack attack Labour and keep attacking Labour says:

    Thank feck for that. Now guys and gals turn on the real enemy of this country, Labour and Balls in No11

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    • 21
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      That’s no way to refer to Gideon!

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    • 105
      Anonymous says:

      The real enemy is the EU you fcuking plonker…

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      • 118
        Anonymous says:

        The real enemy is UKIP you fcucking moronic racist Cnut.

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      • 122
        Anonymous says:

        Again we have the Lynton Crosby paid trolls trying to frame the debate by saying that policies which will control uncontrolled immigration are racist.

        They are trying to link leaving the EU with racism.

        These trolls are desperate.

        Leaving the EU is not racist.

        Controlling illegal immigration is not racist.

        It never was racist.

        It never will be racist.

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  12. 15
    Charles Darwen says:

    Good to see that evolution has not seen a need for spinal columns in any UK politicians as yet.

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  13. 19
    I fuckin luvs Marxist spunk i does, Stephanie says:

    In other news the cu’nt Richard Bacon has just included Cameron and the arseole Clegg for the economic crash, as he interviews Faisal Islam

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    • 32
      Left wing airbrushing their appalling history says:

      Year dot was 2010 nothing occurred enforce then ask the BBC except it did before 1997 of course. Surprised that Tories don’t kick arse on it though as the more its said in lies the more people think its true.

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    • 90
      Fishy says:

      What ever I heard that. He was lauding Faisal Islam, come back soon he set, making sure everyone knew Islam was a former Guardian hack.

      I remember the time when journalists and broadcasters went to experts for their information and opinion, not other hacks.

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  14. 24
    mike rigby says:

    Afriyie is a complete and utter twat.
    A snake oil salesman with all the charisma of a dead Rat.

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  15. 30
    Labour says:

    Wonga
    Bedroom Tax
    Andy Coulson
    Rebekah Brooks
    Food Banks
    Raisa
    Leon Brittan
    Peter Morrison
    HS2
    Osborne’s paddock scam
    Children left in the pub
    43 Government U-turns
    Minimum alcohol pricing
    Anthony Bamford
    Adrian Beecroft
    Michael Spencer
    Lord Green
    Cigarette packaging & Lynton Crosby
    Fracking & Lynton Crosby
    Peter Cruddas
    Commons defeat over Syria

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  16. 42
    Kathryn Blair says:

    I hope daddy sends those horrible men to Harrowden Hills.

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  17. 43
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Is Afriyie French ?

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  18. 44
    A Briton says:

    DAVE: “If you lot don’t put me back in No 10, how can I rat on you again?”

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  19. 47
    fed-up in britan says:

    still gonna vote UKIP.

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  20. 53
    Anonymous says:

    It goes like this.I can do and say what the hell I like and at the left moment scream unity from the rooftops and they’ll all come running.This time the stats may turn out slightly different.

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  21. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Lets see was it 29 or 31 pieces.

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  22. 64
    Check Facts First says:

    The elephant in the room at the Tory conference will be Bernard Hogan – Howe who will mysteriously have the results of the Met`s inquiry into their own or at the very least there will be another leak giving their officers a clean bill of bill due to a lack of evidence.

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    • 73
      East Londoner says:

      Is this the same B Hogan-hyphen-Howthefuckdidieverletmyselfgettalkedintothisfkinjob we all know and love here?

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  23. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Dave does not realise the extent of the damage he has caused and he should try reading the Iain Martin piece in DT.The only way to sort this is quite simple-it’s Dave stupid.

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    • 93
      Close, Common Purpose Qualified, Adviser says:

      I’m afraid we can’t allow him contact with the outside air for fear of contamination. Just leave it with us and we’ll tell him what has to be told.

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  24. 68
    Oh for gawds sake... says:

    “conservative-leaning people”..? I thought they’d all joined UKIP…

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  25. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Have just watched Clegg’s speech from yesterday and can only marvel at the lengths he will go to in order to keep his backside on the ministerial leather.This raises political whoring to new heights.

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    • 109
      I'm a bit fick...but says:

      I watched a bit of Clegg’s whooping and loved the closing words about the gay demonstration outside where Clegg was clapping to Dancing Queen, he said they were out there and ended saying…..Exactly where we should be… on the outside..!!!!!!!! too bloody right, after his record as DPM being outside looking in is exactly where he should be.

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  26. 72
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Good to see. United and we’ll keep Miliband in opposition where he belongs!

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  27. 74
    Anonymous says:

    The present occupant of No10 should read Lord Ashcrofts report a little more closely.

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  28. 81
    Anonymous says:

    May I just say for those of you that bother to get this far down the blog that I think the next GE is going to be a very dirty affair.

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  29. 82
    Anon anon anon....... says:

    Still firmly believe there is going to be an early G*E

    look at all of the good news stories flowing from CMD’s lot plus EU

    loving Cleggy’s shower…..

    Plus all of the Photo Ops ………

    Plus look at the dire straights of Zanu*Lie*Labor…………funding

    & the polls……even now with You*Gov

    Plus no viable Policies of any description………except for his blank sheet

    of screwed tarnished paper…….

    And every day UKIP are slowly getting stronger & stronger……

    Surely even the cranial deficient CMD’s lot will not allow UKIP a free run

    up to May 2015 election…..will they ??? well nothing would surprise in

    that respect……so if a snap election ( only needs two thirds majority in HoC)

    is not called this Oct /Nov then just prior to the EU elections next year, will be

    favourite………

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    • 111
      REALWORLDER says:

      Channel 4 have just done a disgraceful hatchet job on Nigel Farage., the euro arselickers
      must be getting scared

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      • 119
        UKIP aren't above the law says:

        Oh no, did they ask about his expenses? Naughty, NAUGHTY journalists. Or did they forget UKIP’s golden rule that says you’re only allowed to interview Farages if you hand him a microphone and say “tell us all about the smelly Eastern hordes”.

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        • 123
          Anonymous says:

          Big business, medium business, any fcukin business…. Tney all love an endless supply of really cheap labour, it’s helps them make loads or big profits which they can pay out in dividends to company owners.

          Why wouldn’t business owners be in favour of uncontrolled immigration and loads and loads of cheap labour ? It makes them rich….

          Is it any surprise the business paymasters of the MSM are scared of any party which supports the UKs exit from the EU and it’s supply of cheap cheap labour which enables them to make big profits.

          Meanwhile the general public see wages dropping with a race to the bottom only stopping at minimum wage. This decimates their living standards. But illegal immigration means wages go even lower than minimum wage…. Further destroying wages and families.

          With all this lovely money and profits at stake, is it any suprise the MSM and their paymasters fear leaving the EU more than anything.

          They will use any excuse to attack political parties like UKIP who promote leaving the EU and thus stopping the flow of uncontrolled illegal immigration.

          Add in left wing politics and a presumption of state control through taxation and socialist welfare which is usually based on the politics of envy and you have a toxic mix of motives combining business owners profits and socialist political dreams.

          This fear is entirely self serving for the business owners and their champagne socialist politician friends.

          It is no surprise they attack UKIP to serve their paymasters.

          The MSM are traitorous quislings.

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        • 125
          REALWORLDER says:

          And christ,DO they stink

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  30. 115
    Graham says:

    Conservatives are heading to oblivion with Cameron at the helm. Mrs. Miliband should be selecting the curtains.

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  31. 116
    Anonymous says:

    Try this at home.

    On some spurious pretext ask the next ten people you meet who are not part of the Westminster Village or “political” the following simple question:

    “Who is Adam Afriyie?”

    Anyone care to guess what the most common answer will be?

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  32. 129
    Hmmmmm says:

    Stop postal voting now.

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  33. 130
    Xavier Onassis says:

    “Call me Bwana!” “Yebo, massa!”

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