September 22nd, 2013

McBride Complains About Anonymous Briefings

The irony is exquisite, Damian McBride is hurt that supposed friends are briefing about his private life:

A brilliant story from the Mail that, no doubt because of the lawyers, is missing the basic who, when and where? The other question that arises, in the party from which Ed Miliband told us this morning he has banned anonymous briefing, is who briefed the story to the MailCui bono?

Anyway here is a reminder of the female ministers from that 2003 – 2009 era, Dawn Primarolo, Margaret Beckett, Patricia Scotland, Harriet Harman, Ruth Kelly, Beverly Hughes, Hazel Blears, Jacqui Smith, Yvette Cooper, Caroline Flint, Melanie Johnson, Jane Kennedy, Gisela Stuart, Rosie Winterton, Maria Eagle, Anne McGuire, Baroness Ashton, Baroness Morgan, Meg Munn, Barbara Follet, Kitty Ussher, Baroness Taylor, Baroness Glenys Kinnock and Shriti Vadera. My guess is you can rule out the Blairites…


  1. 1
    C.O.Jones says:

    McPoison is a very sensitive man.


    • 4
      Casual Observer 2 says:

      He is a family man.


    • 10
      Engineer says:

      Revenge is a dish best served cold.


    • 26
      jake says:

      As far as reduced wages go Labour brought in the minimum wage that was opposed by the Tories and no government has control over wage increases in the private sector and it’s the present lot that have frozen wages for years for many in the public sector.

      Increased house prices can be traced back to Thatcher and the shortage of public sector housing due to her policy of selling off local authority owned accommodation and not allowing councils to use that money to build more homes, all of which artificially inflated property and rent prices due to the shortage and supply and demand and that’s a trend that has generally continued. The Tories are also the party that would like this to continues as council tenants aren’t really their target audience when looking for votes.

      Tories and Tory voters (and by that I mean genuine ones and not the pseudo types) use public transport far less than the average working class person and again which party privatised the trains and buses, meaning we now have some of the highest priced fares and you need a maths degree to work out the best value tickets on a train journey? It certainly wasn’t Labour yet these supposedly “private” transport companies are still being heavily subsided by the taxpayer and are tried to be run like a profit making business when it’s a service and Transport, Education and the NHS can’t be run along business lines and also provide the best services as they shouldn’t have profits as their main aim. Tories also begrudge paying taxes for these services because they rarely use them and the Royal Mail is another about to be privatised service that also never should be.

      Have fuel prices come down under the Tories if by fuel you mean petrol? If on the other hand you mean domestic fuel then it wasn’t Labour that privatised and sold off far too cheaply the ex-public owned utility companies that are now mostly foreign owned and take the p1ss with price rises knowing full well there will be no domestic political backlash in their country.

      The Council Tax is a spillover from the Poll Tax which again wasn’t a Labour policy and was brought in as an extra individual tax rather than be paid by each household. The cost of Council Tax and other things like water bills are decided by the value of the property lived in, which as you have said yourself have increased in price and what bearing does the value of a property have to link it to Council Tax and water bills to a tenant of a private landlord when that tenant doesn’t even own the property?

      As for flooding the country with the world’s dross well many of the things that allow this were inherited by Labour from the Tories and their role within the EU and the Tories have done little to reverse this since being in power.


      • 30
        The Public says:

        That doesn’t answer the key question:

        Did McBride spend the night with Co0per ?


      • 55
        REALWORLDER says:

        It was never a poll tax it was the community charge


      • 59
        Hattie says:

        Is this a BBC report?


      • 62
        broderick crawford says:

        this is too long for a sunday afternoon bull point .

        we are now all in the arms of morpheus after the traditional bloat -out sunday roast .

        those who can still get anywhere near to affording it that is ….


      • 80
        Maq­boul says:

        Boring twat who blames the bogey woman Thatcher for all the inevitable failures of socialism.


      • 174
        Cleold says:

        Jake, can I give you a word of advice?, well I’m going to anyway.

        Keep your comments short, (unless you are “stanislav the young polish plumber) ‘cos if people are like me with “an attention span of a gnat” they will switch off after the first two lines.

        That saying, it reads as a long, breathless gabble, is English your native language?

        All in all, not a bad effort though, 3/10 for grammar but zilch for content.


      • 192
        I might have voted Labour to keep out Heath says:

        > Increased house prices can be traced back to

        The increase in population caused by …
        And the start of an upturn in the economy

        > Tories and Tory voters (and by that I mean genuine ones
        > and not the pseudo types) use public transport far less
        > than the average working class person

        Tory voters are more likely to be working class (ie the class that work) than Labour voters.

        > and again which party privatised the trains and buses

        The Tories privatised most of it. Labour promised to renationalise, but didn’t, and instead completed the privatisation.

        > it wasn’t Labour that privatised and sold off far too cheaply the
        > ex-public owned utility companies

        They didn’t renationalise them either, and they took a big after-the-fact windfall tax from it to piss away too.

        Also they used PFI, which is privatisation and debt in another name.

        > The Council Tax is a spillover from the Poll Tax

        And both are spillovers from the rates. However it is calculated the money is still taken from residents and spent by politicians.

        > As for flooding the country with the world’s dross well
        > many of the things that allow this were inherited by
        > Labour from the Tories and their role within the EU and
        > the Tories have done little to reverse this since being in power.

        Again, neither party has done anything to redress problems created by both.


      • 194
        Graham says:

        Funny how these Liebour cnuts always blame Thatcher. Nothing is the fault of St.Anthony of Islington or of the one – eyed Scottish idiot. And Militwat, Coooer and Balls all worked (?) In the Treasury. I also remember that Liebour wanted to privatise Royal Mail.
        For information, if you have a water meter you pay for the water you use.


      • 455
        Zero is less than minimum says:

        Minimum wage eh?

        So why does the Labour party take on “interns” who get a zero wage?

        Fuck you and them and your leftard hypocrisy.


    • 56
      broderick crawford says:

      Does the DP in DPMcBride stand for double penetration ?

      On the basis he has shafted so many politicos during his 15 minutes of fame that finally one has repaid the complement by anal-ising him impressively .


    • 197
      Godfrey Bloom says:

      How do stoneage people learn to fire modern weapons?.


    • 205
  2. 2
    lescrompsblogg says:

    Hope it’s Meg Munn because then i and i would imagine 99.9% of the populace whould find out,who the fuck she is ?


    • 77
      broderick crawford says:

      you sir are a knave and a fool .

      it us common knowledge that meg nunn is the birth name of none other than the tabloid seer and necromancer mystic meg who established such a successful record of foretelling the future winning lottery numbers each week that she is now believed to have dissappeared up her own ouijia board forever .


    • 96
      Gideon says:

      “The irony is exquisite, Damian McBride is hurt that supposed friends are briefing about his private life” quite right Geedes, if you attack others verbally (briefings) or physically do not feel peeked when those you have attacked verbally or otherwise give you a very bloody nose. Stay safe there Geedes, you have also made some dangerous enemies, didn’t old Geedes go to the same RC comp as McBride.


      • 131
        rash dash for gash gaffe says:

        as conference begins … all the ingredients for a meaningless whine of one nation bollocks riddled with sexual tension among the current string of labour mingers


      • 165
        Saints Damian and Cosmas Yearbook says:

        Saints Damian and Cosmas were twin brothers. In their early life both were notorius sinners. They repented and tradition says, had a divine conversion, while looking at the sun. Both became early Christian martyrs.


        • 213
          Prince Gideon says:

          Look at the sun long enough then look at someone’s face and everybody has a halo round their head.
          Jackie Smith or Ruth Kelly (If he’s a catholic and likes pain)


  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    We can also rule out Hazel Blears no one gets that drunk!


  4. 5
    D-Ann Abbottt says:

    ‘ear me now. It wasn’t me ;) buff ting!


  5. 6
    M102 says:

    ……and the Eagles


  6. 7
    Al Campbell says:

    Patricia Hewittt?


  7. 8
    Chilcot says:

    Publish and be damned


  8. 11
    No IDer says:

    That list isn’t comprehensive, though. Flintie?


  9. 12
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Excellent post Guido.

    Now: Any Google search with a female Labour MP + McBride gets this page at the top of the pile.


  10. 18
    Scottish Chav says:

    Shriti Vadera … she’s not called shrieky not nothing!
    I can see it now “Give me more of that boom on my bust, bigboy!” …. MINDBLEACH PLEASE!


  11. 22
    Sir William Waid says:

    Here comes the McBride…..


  12. 23
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Watching too many of David Cameron’s speeches can actually cause depression, anxiety and erectile dysfunction.


  13. 27
    What a butt ugly screwup of wimmin the list is says:

    Patricia Scotland, Harriet Harman, Ruth Kelly, Beverly Hughes, Hazel Blears, Jacqui Smith, Yvette Cooper, Joan Smith, Melanie Johnson, Jane Kennedy, Gisela Stuart, Rosie Winterton, Maria Eagle, Anne McGuire, Baroness Ashton, Baroness Morgan, Meg Munn, Barbara Follet, Kitty Usher, Baroness Taylor, Baroness Glenys Kinnock and Shriti Vadera.

    None of them.
    I have standards.
    Give me a sheep in preference to any of the sluts above.


  14. 29
    Conspiracy Watch says:

    So, if Miliband briefed the Mail he must have had knowledge of Co0pers move to state she was only interested Home Office role, a briefing which would clear the way for Ba!!s to make a leadership bid.

    Miliband’s devotion to the Union line is fully in line with Brown doctrine. This perhaps indicates that Miliband and McBride are in league, and Miliband decided to trash this years conference in order to destroy any attempt by Ba!!s to move on leadership.

    Ed’s office sounds dis-functional enough to be susceptible to a subtle Blair!te incursion. But who of the Blair!tes is now best positioned to capitalize ?


  15. 31
    MB. says:

    ‘Anyway here is a reminder of the female ministers from that 2003 – 2009 era’

    Does he actually say that it was a female minister?


    • 41
      Casual Observer 2 says:

      McBride has not responded to the claim either way.

      The source who briefed the MoS stated that the woman in question was a Labour Minister.

      A source close to the woman vehemently denied that sex took place, but confirmed that McBride spent the night at the Minister’s home as McBride was too drunk to make it to his own home that evening.

      So, who could be close enough to confirm that McBride spent the night, but that sex did not take place ?


  16. 32
    Fishy says:

    It is said that one of that lot also ‘had knowledge’ of a high profile male ministerial colleague…but it all went quiet when M’lud turned up on the scene.


  17. 33
    MB. says:

    ‘More or Less’ on Radio 4 Friday (repeated this evening) analyses the figures behind Clegg’s claims of the benefits of free school meals and also his figure of plastic carrier bags lasting a thousand years. Needless to say both claims are false.


    • 140
      Fishy says:

      As someone said on here the other day. If plastic bags can lasts thousands of years why hasn’t anyone dug up any Roman ones. Why didn’t Richard III have one, with his belongings in it, in his grave in Leicester?


      • 385
        MB. says:

        They tried to get a source of the figure from Clegg’s office unsuccessfully.

        An expert on the subject said that it is likely they have been using figures for completely different types of plastic and not that used in plastic bags.


  18. 34
    Dr Strangelove says:

    could Islam ever become a proscribed terrorist organisation ?


  19. 35
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    If you have any ambition in life and want to get on it is best to keep your dick buttoned inside your trousers.


    • 37
      DSK says:

      Women are more dangerous than men in life.

      The public have a right to know.

      A lot of these women actually sleep with men to increase their chances of climbing the slippery pole.


      • 38
        UKIP or bust says:

        A tautology?


      • 39
        DSK says:

        Bitterly disappointed by the attitude of the Mail here.

        I thought they were a responsible paper.

        Publishing half a story and keeping the full truth from the British people should really be a none starter.

        The sooner Leveson is recalled the better.

        We are all paying for these shenanigans in our taxes. We have a right to know and the Mail a duty to inform.


        • 40
          Hannibal from Carthage says:

          Women politicians who get drunk and sleep with people like McBride clearly are not fit to be entrusted with public office.


          • Could it be? says:

            ……. that the enchanting Tessa was missing her conman hubby, Mr Mills, and decided to have a bump-and-grinder, thigh-divider with the insatiable man of the moment?

            Oh, I forgot, it wasn’t a separation after all was it? Tessa was meeting her hubby on the quiet as it was politically expedient for her to appear to be separated. Such an honest woman. Such an ugly womwn, too.


          • Lady Virgnia Droit de Seigneur says:

            What about Tracy Temple and Antonia da Sancha – clearly no standards at all.

            Plus that woman who slept with Stephen Byers.

            I’m not sure I could drink that much.


      • 42
        Luciana's Burger says:

        Did someone call?


    • 46
      Casual Observer 2 says:

      One only has to be caught in a compromising situation.

      The problem here is that a lie is going to be uncovered by a simple admission, but in covering up that admission speculation about equally unsavory activity is fueled.

      The husband and wife team perhaps should have just nipped this one in the bud.

      (What other source close to the woman could credibly confirm that McBride spent the night, but did not engage in sex with the woman ?)

      It isn’t the scandal that gets you, but the cover up afterwards, as Nixon demonstrated.


    • 104
      Gideon says:

      Make sure your brain keeps control of your tackle, because if your tackle controls your brain you end up in big trouble.


    • 108
      pissedasaparrot says:

      you’ll excuse me if I carry on tucking mine in my sock


    • 420
      Indignant of Cavalry Twill says:

      My dick doesn’t have a button!


  20. 36
    Jimmy says:

    “here is a reminder of the female ministers”

    Missed at least one there.


    • 44
      Luciana's Burger says:

      Jimmy – someone has just commented on your website. Go and see who it is, quick!

      Might want to give the techies a call, handling over two comments a month could well crash the database.


    • 47
      JH4395093450923 says:

      I hope you don’t think a link to your site is going to help you get link juice from Guido Jimmy. It’s a nofollow.

      You’ll just have to find another way of getting traffic to the preachy sanctimonious pile of shite, such as writing something that people actually want to read rather than the usual lefty preach-to-the-choir circle jerk.


      • 53
        Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

        Hell will freeze over first.

        Actually, Britain will freeze over first, thanks to LibDim energy policies.


      • 168
        Jimmy says:

        I’m just trying to bring a few lost souls into the light.


        • 207
          JH4395093450923 says:

          O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.


          • Jimmy says:

            There you go. Don’t you feel uplifted reading one of the great socialist writers?


          • JH4395093450923 says:

            I don’t think his work means what you think it means.


          • Jimmy says:

            The only regime which, in the long run, will dare to permit freedom of speech is a Socialist regime.


          • Big Mother says:

            ….once everyone has been murdered or brainwashed.


          • Scrap the BBC, as George also wanted says:

            George wasn’t a fucking socialist, he was an humanitarian.

            You can lead a retard to literature but you cannot make them think.


          • Jimmy says:

            Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it.


          • A view from atop the pyramid says:

            Eric Bla!r was a fine left libertarian.

            The problem is that the UK left, as represented by the Greens and Labour, are running the expressly more restrictive and sinister Frankfurt edition.

            They are already defeated.

            When the UK left has redeemed itself it may perhaps be worth listening to again.

            The literature is worth reading always.

            Until the UK left has purged itself of its current poison, the parties are very much not worth voting for. Maybe in a generation or so.

            Eric (George) would have written some fairly lengthy tomes against what happened between 1997 and 2010, and certainly what the party currently reflects.


          • Scrap the BBC, as George also wanted says:

            “against totalitarianism” + “for democratic Socialism” = Null


          • Jimmy says:

            A Socialist United States of Europe seems to me the only worth-while political objective today.


          • JH4395093450923 says:

            Effectively he was saying he liked a bit of Socialism but not Totalitarianism, which is a bit like saying you like wet paint but not the dry variety.

            He wrote all this before the little excesses of the super wonderful Socialist regimes of the time got into their stride in terms of persecuting their own populations.

            Already a man whose political persuasions changed with the wind (he was all up for unilateral disarmament before the war, then changed his mind once it kicked off, not mentioning where his disarmament would have left us) I’m sure he might have a different opinion on Ed’s Thothalism now.


          • Jimmy says:

            In other words if only he had an inkling of Stalin’s excesses his works may have contained some veiled criticism of him?

            You people really are quite special.


  21. 43
    Owin Jones says:

    Something tells me that David Cameron’s injury is Grand Theft Auto 5 related.


  22. 48
    C.O.Jones says:

    So while Gordon Brown was tearing the economy apart, his team were tearing the Labour Party apart.


  23. 49
    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    Is Meg Munter a nom de plume for Margaret Buckett ?


  24. 52
    Denis Cooper says:

    If Ashton was a minister at the time, doesn’t that answer the question of who would be most desperate and willing to degrade herself by consorting with this piece of scum?


  25. 54
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    Did she groom him first?


  26. 63
    Diane Fatbott says:

    Is it true that I’m a 1,000 to 1 outsider in the McPoison Guessing Game Stakes ?


  27. 66
    Charlie the Chump says:

    Not Eagle I believe, However Vadera up the Shiti would be fun


  28. 70
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    Camoron likes an unpredictable McBride in the woods, if I correctly understood his toff-a-knee.


  29. 72
  30. 73
    Timmytour says:

    Ed Balls at last year’s Labour Conference…

    ======Let me ask you this: what does it take to get sacked from David Cameron’s Cabinet?

    Swear at a police officer and call him a ‘pleb’? And you’re defended to the hilt.======

    Ironically, in the end it seems even innocence of the charges being levelled at Andrew Mitchell wasn’t enough to save him.

    But it does beg the question in the light of McBride’s revelations…..what does it take to get sacked from Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet???


  31. 75
    Tony, people's Messiah says:

    Happy to put on record I did not have intercourse with that a spin doctor, today.


  32. 76
  33. 78
    James Pritzker says:

    Add to the brew Cherie, D Notices and all the rest and it bubbles up in a particularly offensive way …


  34. 81
    Anonymous says:

    you forgot caroline flint


  35. 82
    Maq­boul says:

    Who said the “top minister” was female? Gawd knows it was a male only affair in Brown’s cabinet.


  36. 85
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    BOLLOCKTH !!! However, I do NOT want a Referendum on the EU.


    • 98
      The British media are cunts says:

      Won’t be reported on the BBC, just forgotten about. Now back to UKIP.


    • 274
      Ed Millionaireband says:

      It doesn’t matter. All I needed was something for one day’s headlines to get the idea that Labour will do something about immigration into the back of people’s minds


  37. 87
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP


  38. 88
    Same old same old says:

    Is it any wonder why people loathe Muslims

    Nairobi attack by Muslims- sky news

    “I witnessed a few people get up and say something in Arabic and the gunmen let them go. A colleague of mine said he was Muslim and recited something in Arabic and they let him go as well.”

    “I saw a lot of children and elderly people being shot dead. I don’t understand why you would shoot a five-year-old child. They were firing at random at anyone who tried to escape.”

    Who would want to shoot a 5 year old? Religion of peace my arse.


    • 93
      Labour are Splitting says:

      Well Al Campbell and Labour were very happy to drop cluster munitions on lots of kiddie’s in !raq.

      Just for balance.


    • 103
      REALWORLDER says:

      But according to the BBC news the attack was carried out by “militants ” not terrorists!


      • 109
        Point of Information 7 says:

        Perhaps these guys are sponsored by the UK / West then.


      • 441
        Just Saying says:

        The BBC have a problem with terminology, and always have had.
        For instance assassination and murder are commonly interposed.
        Terrorists, militants, and freedom fighters are regularly interchanged according to their disfunctional moral and ethical compass; not forgetting their total disdain for any form of patriotism and support to this country.


    • 135
      Walsingham says:

      It seems that we need to address the fact that muslims, especially ones who hide their faces behind veils and beards, are a threat to our security. Maybe they should be banned from shopping malls.


    • 146 says:

      Visit me for some interesting statistics; like the final tally in this year’s Ramadan Bombathon.


    • 370
      Gok Wan says:

      Veils aren’t just used by terrorists, you know. There are lots of other uses. Like hiding your face if you are a fraudster.


      • 388
        Brenda from the Off Licence says:

        If I looked like that I would want to wear one too. Fat ugly Hunt. Excuse my French.


        • 447
          Big Momma says:

          I learnt in Poland that one of the best ways of stopping women’s bad habits was to make jokes about the habit. In this case it was in becoming peroxide blonde of various qualities.
          In the UK we should make jokes based on only ugly and fat women are prone to wearing the burka. It could work.


  39. 91
    Labour are Splitting says:

    Very revealing twitter b!tch fight raging:

    Not that either would want to draw attention away from the Cluster-F’uck that is Labour’s 2013 Conference.

    On balance, McBride didn’t help fabricate evidence that led to a situation like !raq.


    • 97
      The British media are cunts says:

      bitch fight!!!


      • 106
        Labour are Splitting says:

        Yes : The handbag’s are swinging faster.

        Campbell is playing the ‘Whelan’ card.

        Methinks that Dale’s suggestion that Campbell is actually a bit gutted as he turned down a real six figure sum for the serialization of his book is partially on the money.

        But then the Blair!tes are looking for any opportunity to harm Miliband, and drawing attention to McBride’s book should serve that purpose well.


    • 130
      Hang The Bostards says:

      Who do you believe in an argument of two known convicted LIARS ???


  40. 92
    broderick crawford says:


    Office ‘best wishes’ card signed by five million

    POLICE are trying to trace the recipient of a card signed by an estimated 5,000,000 workers across the UK.

    The card has been passed from desk to desk for the last six months and disinterestedly scrawled with a non-specific message by 0.8 per cent of the British population.

    The name of the recipient, along with any clues about the life event it relates to, has been completely obliterated under thousands of layers of blue and black ink.

    Investigating officer DI Carolyn Ryan said: “Spectrographic analysis shows 1.5 million people wrote ‘Best wishes’, 2.2 million wrote ‘Good luck’ and 0.4 million wrote ‘Don’t get too drunk’.

    “204,000 cheeky subversives, probably agency workers or people about to leave for university, drew ejaculating penises on it.

    “The card features highly generic design and text, probably it was purchased by a low-ranking administrative worker who did not even know the recipient.

    “It could be for a birthday, new job, new baby, marriage, promotion or even elective surgery.”

    Police admit they are struggling with leads as none of the witnesses pays even the slightest attention to the many cards that cross their desks every single day.

    DI Ryan continued: “We can’t analyse the card any further because one of the forensics team left it on their desk, it got passed around and signed and then went to the lads in traffic, and God knows where it went from there.

    “But we remain anxious to trace the intended recipient of the card, whoever they are, to give them the card and an associated brown A4 envelope containing £640,000 in loose change.”


  41. 94
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    OH, BOLLOCKTH !!!!


  42. 95
    The British media are cunts says:

    So Red Ed stated to Marr that he told Brown to get rid of McBride. Really? Why didn’t Marr follow this up with more questions? Like when, where and how many times?

    I suspect this is a lie, be interesting to see if McBride denies it. Also, I wonder if Cooper was telling the truth about McBride not visiting their home?


  43. 102
    M102 says:

    I can’t believe he’s only 43.


  44. 112
    Dodgy Dossier says:

    There are numerous factual errors in Al Campbell’s tweet:

    – Can you spot them all ?


    • 125
      Faust says:

      ‘I have a soul ‘

      It is a damned soul though Ali mate, sold to the devil.


    • 181
      liars ahoy ... says:

      there isn’t a genuine element in campbell’s supposed principles … a worse double dealing scumbag would be hard to find unless of course you think of mandelson et al.


    • 188
      Mornington Crescent says:

      “…party to which I owe a great deal.”

      Presumably a huge bar bill and a few prescriptions for anti-d3pressants.

      And to think the British people let these visceral, incompetent sh1ts run the country for so long…


    • 260
      Hang The Bostards says:

      McBride just wrote spite about people and was generally a nasty person.

      Whereas Campbell preferred the more professional mature stateman-like approach of sexing up a document with the intent to start an illegal war in which hundred of thousands of people died. But hey ho… him & Blair got rich !


    • 332
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      That which Campbell does NOT deny– that he IS in fact an angry sonofabitch (but then, everyone knows that)– is much more interesting, in that exchange.

      It would be even more interesting to find out what each of them thinks he has on the other.


  45. 113

    Let’s face it. Dear old Damian McBride was not a patch on Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord.

    A bishop, Grand Chamberlain, Sovereign Prince, Minister, diplomat and so many other titles more numerous to mention.

    Napoleon would have been nothing without him but, in the end, Talleyrand even turned on him. A shit in a silk stocking Napoleon remarked.

    As for women, he slept his way through all the upper levels of society, even back in the days he was a cleric.

    Poor Damian, he was and is such a lowly sort.



    • 121
      Casual Observer 2 says:

      Very true in your analysis.

      But then Damian is not that important. He has a book to sell, good luck to him on that.

      Any wedge to crack open further the Labour divisions and put at risk Miliband’s 35% strategy is useful.

      Consider how dangerous the current situation is: Miliband gets elected in with no policies ? That would give him absolute freedom to do what he wants, within EU law that is.


      • 128

        Indeed. I cannot recall a parallel. But back to the master…

        This is taken from a write-up of one of the many books available (I have not read this particular one BTW) and is spot-on:

        Talleyrand betrayed everyone and everything he worked for, slept with everybody’s wives, took graft right and left, and practically invented insider trading. Unable to handle swords or guns, he learned to handle people. No matter how much France was turned upside down, often through his own doing, Talleyrand came out on top – powerful, wealthy, and attended by beautiful women to the very end. Truly an anti-hero for America today.

        Yet there was something quite spellbinding and magnificent about him if one reads the contemporary accounts. What will they write about Obama in the years to come?



        • 145
          Casual Observer 2 says:

          On Obama ? That he was a communist who broke the US economy and constitution with Obama Care, a failed public health system, and who betrayed the flag in Benghaz!.

          Well, that is going by what seems to be trending on Twitter and word on the street these days.

          It is good to raise characters such as Talleyrand as it helps put into context just how low Labour went under Bla!r, and further under Brown.

          Going through the news archives of that period, and the history surrounding McBride and the expenses scandals that eventually saw them not elected is actually a somewhat painful exercise.

          How can the country seriously contemplate letting anyone who was involved in that back then anywhere near power again ?


          • local wind says:

            quite right but don’t hold your breath … the country is still infested with their supporters


          • @CO2

            Have been travelling home and involved in an interesting discussion with neighbours about improvements to our village.

            My fear is that democracy, in the way we manage it, is becoming increasingly incapable of delivering what it should do to the people. The lines of delineation are often concerned with matters that we should not be wasting breath and time in pursuing whilst the important aspects are simply swept under the carpet.

            Politicians bribing voters and then taxing them to fulfil their pledges has now descended into a state where there is no longer even a token attempt to deliver in the first place. it is beyond farce.

            We would do so much better under a rotating jury system, even if it were only to last for a generation and then revert back to the ballot.

            Of course that will never happen and my current residential status largely explains my recognition that I see it most unlikely to be turned around, let alone solved, inside a timescale that will be relevant to me, even allowing the most hopeful of predictions.



        • 152
          Bilda Berger says:

          “He worked on his handicap.”



      • 132
        UKIP or bust says:

        Just clarify that for you.

        “That would give him absolute freedom to do what ‘he’ (Len McKlusky) wants, within EU law that is”.


  46. 119
    Hang the Bastards says:

    Just reading that list of names is enough to make me vomit. Still, at least it does’nt include Cher………Arghhh.


  47. 123

    Getting real bitchy out there. Building up to a McPisspotgate. Ed wanted and needed a good conference and all this bitching will help!


  48. 129
    EU Watch says:

    Other important events today:


  49. 134
    indianapolis 500 starting grid says:

    Did McBride leave poo stripes in the bed?


  50. 136
    Red Ed Millyellowband Back stab says:

    It takes some doing but Labour have just reached even dizzier heights of fuckwittery by managing to get their main conference meme of apprenterships, utterly trashed before the chair person even drops the gavel declaring this proceedings open.
    That takes a very special type of twattery and they want to run the country. FFS!!!


    • 155
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      apprenterships ?, thus is it witten, Ahoy!. But seriously folks why do these politicians keep pretending they have got any control over employment law (or anything else for that matter), when in the real world everybody else knows that the proposals that they produce like rabbits out of a hat are in direct contravention of EU law.


  51. 139
    Sickup says:

    i find it very hard to believe Gordon Brown did not know

    If shit like that was being done and I was the beneficiary I would make it my business to find out


    • 172
      JH4395093450923 says:

      Gordon Brown was a malevolent fuck up, from a young age an automaton hell-bent on achieving the highest political office possible no matter the cost and irrespective of any identifiable policy other than ‘rub their noses in it’.

      Terrifyingly, this method resulted in him becoming Prime Minister. Prime Minister.

      McBride in particular seems to fancy his ability to re-manufacture a reality in which – in private at least – McRuin was a sensitive, deeply nuanced man with an ingrained sense of decency.

      The problem is, Damien, no-one like that would touch you with a barge pole. He was a c_nt, and he knew a useful fellow c_nt when he saw one.


    • 177
      Labour: evil to the core. says:

      Of course Brown knew. He was a Stalinist control freak; if an insignificant little fart like Ed Miliband knew, you absolutely know Brown knew.


      • 210
        Anonymous says:

        It was always said that Brown knew everything that went on. Why this mental freak is not in court and jail next to Blairs cell I will neve… Oh wait a minute?


  52. 143
    skintmanwithoutajobinthenortheast says:

    I don’t know what’s worse; the fact these evil bastards were running, (and ruining) the country; or the fact that there is a strong possibility that there are morons who will vote them in again !!!!


    • 153
      Wayne and waynetta says:

      Aw dun be like that. labour was good to our Wayne when we was aving Waynetta junior. I mean e’s never ad a job or nuffink but it ain’t is fault it was them teachers wot frew im out a school when e was 14 for selling a bit of crack. Anyways labour gives us all our bennies n’stuff and we can watch the TV and get down the offie quite often for the booze and fags n’fings. Those nasty Tories wanna tax our spare bedroom though or that’s wot ed thingamajig on the telly said. I ask you where is my Wayne gonna grow his cannabis then huh? Well go on then you tell me that.
      Wayne chuck the voddy over will ya.


      • 377
        V1le disgusting toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

        You will have to give up the holidays, flying lessons, ponies and cars as well.


  53. 156
    LibLabConners are Screwiest says:

    Which of the sluts do you reckon it was Godfrey? Do tell.


    • 158
      Harriet Harperson says:

      Not me. I sit in a bath of Harpic twice daily.


      • 162
        Blue Peter Goldfish says:

        Why does bleach only kill 99% of all household germs?.


        • 169
          I don't want to worry anyone, but.. says:

          And is it 99% of all the varieties of household germs? In which case, in theory, the 1% it doesn’t kill (which could be really deadly) might account for 99% of the germs in your house.


          • Blue Peter Goldfish says:

            I have figured that out for myself, It’s the mutating 1% you have to look out for in life.


          • Germ says:

            The 1% will spread to become the 99% … of bleach-resistant germs.

            Anyway, 99% is a figure off the top of an ad-man’s head. How much bleach over how long under what conditions?


    • 164
      Fangio says:

      Cooper Bristols used to do the circuits O.K.


  54. 160
    Anonymous says:

    I just wondered about Harriet Harman – posh totty who clearly likes a bit of rough!?


  55. 163
    Brown Tvrd says:

    He is King Tvrd of shit mountain! Bringing politics to the sewers. What a scumbag. But Labour will never change should they come to power. They are paranoid & need bullying, lying scumbags to keep them in power. Miliband is no exception!


    • 190
      Mornington Crescent says:

      He’s the nastiest of all the current sh1ts – dancing on Mill1e D0wler’s grave for his own political advantage. For that alone, I will personally provide the lamppost and the piano wire for when the big day comes for him.


  56. 170
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



    • 173
      Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

      Now, UKIP want to raise effective wages for low paid by raising the income tax threshold.

      If Miliband suggests raising minimum wage without doing that he will be reducing peoples wages.

      Now it should be clear why he was so evasive about tax questions on Marr this morning.


      • 183
        Londoner says:

        Removing the million or so illegal immigrants and regaining control over any more immigration would ease unemployment and presumably improve wages for some people


        • 200
          Diane Fatbot says:

          So true, make sure its the moslems first please.


        • 201
          Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

          Reducing the numbers coming in, and particularly those from Europe would help.

          Several effects: It would help ease unemployment, reduce the downward pressure on wages, and take the pressure off of public services.

          As wages have been depressed and will take a while to catch up, for those at the bottom the best thing government can do is raise the tax threshold to reduce their tax liability. It may not sound a lot, but would certainly help without putting burden on business by raising minimum wage directly.

          The illegals are a thorny topic as most will be earning outside of the tax system. By their status they will not be on the books, so are in someways ‘blind’ to government.

          Government should crack down on businesses who are hiring such people. At best those who hire illegal immigrants are evading tax.


          • Londoner says:

            By raising the tax threshold, lower paid people could presumably compete with non-tax-paying illegals on a more level playing field.


          • Caroline Fling says:

            But it’s against the law to prevent free movement in the EU. Oh how I wished now I ad read. The Lisbon treaty before McMental sneaked through the ack door and signed it.


          • Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

            @Londoner: That is not completely correct.

            Those employing illegals are under no obligation to pay them minimum wage. Those who are legal they are. Being defacto zero rated does not mean that the employer in question does not have to account for tax.

            Then there is the issue of NI contributions.

            UKIPs suggestion to scrap NI and just relabel it as ‘tax’ is perhaps a good cost saving measure here.

            Employers will still need to account for NI contributions for those officially on the books.

            There is no competition with illegal migrants. As they are outside the system they have no impact officially.

            They need to be gathered up and deported.


          • Londoner says:

            You are correct about that in many instances, but the picture is complex. There are many small businesses I am sure who employ illegals not simply because they are cheaper (they may not always be) and disposable but the costs of employing legally are high: HMRC is a dreadful organization to deal with; the time they take up in dealing with their over-complex regulations and the perils and stresses of coming within their over-bearing clutches must make cash payments to illegals more attractive than they ought to be for some.


          • Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

            I agree the picture is complex, Labour really made a mess of this, and the Coalition have not done much to correct.

            Bottom line is: Illegals are by definition illegal.

            Businesses who exploit them are breaking the law. (They cannot legally employ them)

            If companies cannot afford to hire people legally, then they should not be in business period.

            Simplifying the tax system, as UKIP also advocate, will help reduce the incentive for business to cut corners in this way. There is no excuse for not pursuing and prosecuting vigorously those the people who enable illegals to survive in the UK.

            The fundamental problem for all with the illegal immigration problem is that there are a large number of undocumented individuals who are directly contributing to public cost whilst putting themselves in a position where they are easy prey for predatory individuals.

            That cost is reflected in unemployment and depression of wages through to accessing public services to which these individuals have not contributed.

            It is government’s moral responsibility to correct this fairly basic state of affairs.


          • Londoner says:

            “If companies cannot afford to hire people legally, then they should not be in business period.”

            You do not seem to understand that most small businesses are actually mainly one or two man bands. They may well provide a good living for the owners, certainly enough to keep them off the dole and generate taxes for the government. It is the translational period where they go from. in effect simple vehicles for self-employment to entities employing others that small firms discover how much red tape there is and how risky it is to take on people doing things by the politicians’ book.

            Simply saying such firms should cease to exist is glib. Our entire economy requires these firms to exist, prosper and make the transition to employing others. The alternative would be millions more on the dole and precious little innovation.


          • Universal Hiss says:

            There was a rather wonderful raid in my area recently in the fish catching/ processing industry.

            Illegal immigrant workers,black fish(in one plant there was an underground tunnel landing black fish) illegal hotels lodging illegals,drug dealing,false accounting.You name it,they found it.

            Naturally all these business owners are upright god fearing citizens who hadn’t a clue what was happening.

            Politics must be calling after they have paid their fines or served their prison sentences,the later highly unlikely.


          • Londoner says:

            What you are describing UH, is organised crime, not legitimate business. I doubt very much that a local British person would have any chance at applying for a job with such a gang – nor could a legitimate business compete paying decent wages. As I say above, the picture is complex. Removing the illegals would however, simplify the complexity to some extent.


          • Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

            @Londoner: No, it is not a glib comment.

            Small business you mention typically does not employ illegals. Most wind up in medium sized marginals such as UH describes, or house servants / black market such as prostitution etc

            The economy requires small business but society at large requires ethically and morally sound business. Government is partly to blame for creating the environment where business is forced to ‘cut corners’ but enabling unscrupulous actors to be successful at the expense of those with scruples is unacceptable.

            If people are making a good living off the back of illegals they themselves are breaking the law and have no rightful place to be conducting business in the UK.

            Note that government does have a direct role in conditioning the business environment which is a priority first.


          • Londoner says:

            Half the pubs and cafes in the South East have paid an illegal worker casual cash at some time or other in the last decade.


          • Universal Hiss says:

            Londoner.It really isn’t.These people are all local businessmen.

            They got greedy & because they are not too bright, were over confident as they had been doing it for years ,got sloppy & got caught.


          • Londoner says:

            UH. Then things are even more depressingly corrupt than I feared. Were the local police turning a blind eye?


          • Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

            @Londoner: Yes, they have.

            And by doing so they have disadvantaged a person who is here legally. That is a net negative for society.

            However, in cleaning up the situation, there may not be any benefit for government to pursue cases retrospectively.


          • Universal Hiss says:

            The local police are rather thin on the ground & would not have the expertise to tackle this widespread corruption.

            This was a big operation by HMRC,along with the police.Obviously HMRC & the fisheries commission must have had had tip offs so they could do a big raid of several sites at the same time.

            If you are running an honest business it must piss you off no end to know you are being undercut by people who will break any law.


          • one nation options says:

            can’t you lot just get a room somewhere


    • 237
      Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

      So what is reality? A huge increase in Directors’ salaries and bonuses?


  57. 176
    Admiral Rodney says:

    Does the MoS use of “top minister” denote anything? The adjective “top” is sometimes sprinkled around with gay abandon, but if it is being used correctly, it would indicate someone who was not Under-Secretary for Paperclips.


    • 300
      Butch Dave says:

      Ministers usually have a preference for being either a “top” or a “bottom”. It’s useful to know when pairing up.


  58. 180
    Worried Chukker says:

    When did Lucretia Burger start sliding up and down the Liebour greasy pole?

    Too late for the poisoner? I hope I don’t have to go back to the clap clinic again.


    • 193
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      A thinly disguised resurrection?, read about the life of Lucrezia Borgia, the femme fatale of the infamous Borgia family.


    • 227
      damian mcfuckbag says:

      no fear chuka we know you are a fag and going out with lucys burger was a figleaf.

      real story yet to come is how many cocks did chuk suka on clapham common?


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  60. 195
    Beelly Hague says:

    I see that GCHQ have pissed off the Belgians by spying on them.


  61. 196
    Ed Miliband says:

    Hullo! I am Ed Miliband!

    [falls over, breaks ankle]


  62. 202
    I'm not telling you who I am says:

    It was me!


  63. 203
    EU Watch says:

    Early exit poll results, but showing AfD up to nearly 5%. Word is that AfD may get over 5%, hence Grand Coalition is in the offing:

    – NSA / GCHQ spying on G’erman citizens was an issue for this election, in addition to concerns about the Euro.


  64. 216
    damian mcfuckbag says:

    I now work in schools, my beady eyes are crawling over your kids


  65. 219
    Boris Carloffe says:

    Tom Watson’s very quiet. If anyone looks like a bully, he does. I wonder how he helped smear his ‘brothers’ ?


    • 232
      Universal Hiss says:

      Perhaps he knew that the shit was nearing the fan.

      Going on with boys & girls talk what is it that all these men are at least two baggers?

      I wouldn’t touch them with Nells.


  66. 220
    The Socialist magic money tree says:

    Miliband under pressure over £27billion ‘black hole’ in Labour’s spending plans
    Tories claim promises mean an extra £1,000 of borrowing for every family
    Labour leader dismisses idea as ‘nonsense’ but struggles to explain sums
    Miliband refuses to say he will increase minimum wage despite squeeze

    So where’s the money coming from Ed?


    • 228
      Foor me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. says:

      The Telegraph are quoting Labour as saying they’ll stick to the Coalition’s 2015/16 spending plans.

      Like that’s supposed to reassure us. Snotty McMental promised to stick to John Major’s spending plans for 2 years, and once those two years were up he borrowed and spent like the cretinous lunatic that he was.

      Maybe Miliband doesn’t remember that promise, or he hopes we’ve forgotten it.


    • 304
      Mike Portaloo says:

      £27,000 million isn’t much. It’s only about a third of what our nice new train set will cost (excluding trains, and running trains)


  67. 221
    Anonymous says:

    Hello! Eagle??????????????????????????????????? Shom mishtake.


  68. 225
    Bob Fleming says:

    Are we any closer to knowing who had a one night shag with McShitty yet?


  69. 229
    Point of Information 7 says:

    Following Ed Miliband’s decision to turn the Parliamentary vote on Syr!a into a partisan affair, the following perhaps should be hung around his neck:


  70. 230
    damian mcfuckbag says:

    who the fuck would admit riding my scabby cock?


  71. 234
    giant gonad says:

    I would speculate that what happened is that McBride got completely pissed and some foolish,but well-meaning lady offered him the sofa only for McBride to claim that he shagged her.

    This seems far more likely than a drunken McBride actually managing anything.


  72. 235
    Sherlock says:

    The Wail says “The party took place at the peak of Mr Brown’s power when the woman involved was an influential Labour figure. She also served as a Labour Minister”

    So “Influential figure” …. and as almost an aside “she also served as a Labour Minister”… perhaps later or earlier than the deed

    It would seem being a Minister was not the end of things .. and she was influential …

    any clearer ?


  73. 236
    Wake Up! says:

    What a smokescreen this is. The whole McBride/Brown/Blair re-hash is cobblers. It’s been out in the public domain for years, it’s old news. But Labour and their London media want to deflect attention from the current mess with the Unions.

    Unite et al and Labour are the real story.


    • 248
      Universal Hiss says:

      I would have thought the timing & the arena of publication,The Mail,was designed to inflict as much damage to the Labour Party as possible.Look at the publisher!

      It’s only old news to the Westminster village.Many people would have never heard of the lovely Damien.


      • 490
        Wake up! says:

        old news! Talking about Blair and Brown feud is old news FFS!
        How much time is being devoted Len Mcluskey and the rest of them?


  74. 240
    Merkel says:

    I wonder when the Libdems will be commenting on the demise of their German sister party?


  75. 243
    UKIP or bust says:

    After suic ide bom bers k ill 60 Christians outside a church today.

    Seems like this piece is no longer available.


  76. 245
    UKIP or bust says:

    After suic* ide bom * bers k ill 60 Chri stians outside a chu rch today.

    Seems like this piece is no longer available. *cide-bom *bers-ki *ll-dozens-of-christians-in-pak*istan-now-will-the-world-wake-up-to-the-isl*amist-wa*r-against-christia*nity/


    • 254
      Cameron is a reprehensible mong says:

      This is their way of saying “thanks” for the hundreds of millions of pounds of aid the cretin in 10 Downing Street has given them.

      “Ah, the infeedel Christians have geeven us much money, let’s hunt down Christians and keel them! (In the name of peace and tolerance).”


      • 283
        Dave really should resign now says:

        The real thanks will come when the cretin stops paying them, and they decide to launch a nuke at us out of kindness.


  77. 246
    Gruesome choice says:

    Rule out Geeza Stuart. Not even a 456 pinter.


  78. 249
    Just asking says:

    Didn’t Guido have something on Draper and Maguire, re emails but he put them in a draw somewhere? I think Draper will have rather wet trousers at the moment, along with Maguire, I would love to know what is going on behind the scenes. As for Marr, after his Party Political Broadcast last evening on behalf of Merkel, and this morning will Ed, and then Andrew Neil with Campbell, it was like an old boys club for them. Campbell, all of them, foisted on us by the Media.


  79. 250
    Just asking says:

    So moderated for mentioning the many, many blogs you yourself wrote about Draper and Maguire. Do you moonlight for the Telegraph?


  80. 255
    RomaBob picking a pocket or two... says:

    Mounting Baroness Kinnock? No way………… 100% not likely !!


    • 256
      RomaBob picking a pocket or two... says:

      I suspect that that suspect would have problems mounting any member of the female gender :)

      American pie anyone? :)


      • 309
        Owen's Remedial English teacher says:

        Female is an adjective meaning of the female sex.
        Feminine is an adjective meaning of the female gender.
        And as a bonus:
        Woman is a noun meaning an adult female human.


  81. 267
    William Vague says:

    Let me be very clear on this.

    The evil killers in Kenya are led by Mo Mo Mo Ibrahim Al’headcase.

    The freedom fighters in Syria are led by Mo Mo Ibrahim Mo Al’headcase.

    Big difference and totally justifies the Govt. position I’m sure you’ll agree.


  82. 268
    The BBC are cunts says:



    • 281
      Universal Hiss says:

      You’re resigning first thing tomorrow then Lord Patten?


      • 286
        The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

        He has no reason to.

        But he, and the trust, now have the responsibility to cut pay of the BBC executive, and the executive have the fun of reducing the pay in the ranks below them.

        One would lay reasonable odds that the BBC Trusts’ pay will not be considered as a serious issue.


    • 303
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Fatty Pang and all the rest of them from top to bottom need to be pensioned off permanently, talk about an anachronism in the 21st century, nobody wants or needs the BBC any more, especially not for £3.5 billion a year.


    • 333

      Just like the LibLabCon the BBC are a bunch rabid greedy piggies with their collective snouts in the trough of public money gorging themselves to the point of saturation.


  83. 270
    Penfold says:

    Ha, the biter bit.

    Those that live by the sword die with the stab in the back.

    McBride the smearer bitching about a dose of similar medicine, quelle surprise.


  84. 275
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



  85. 288
    Anonymous says:

    When are we going to get this woman’s name.

    Even his friends say this Mcbride character is a nasty piece of work but now he is really taking the piss. He will be making a few bob out of all this and we have to put up with being fed only half of the story.

    British journalism stinks.


    • 315
      M102 says:

      I bet Guido knows. How about an ACRB clue?


    • 319
      nellnewman says:

      You miss the point. Damian McBride was at the heart of Brown’s Government and Brown was encouraging his actions. Militwit was at the centre too as was bullyballs.

      This is how labour functions.

      Do we really want these poisonous people back in power?


      • 362
        start chucking fish says:

        no way jose but we’re busting to know who was rogering who nellie … you can’t beat a good witch hunt when the socialists are on the make


  86. 289
    Harriet Droney says:

    Which would Harman be, Blairite or Brownite? Answer’s easy. Neither, because she whores herself out to whoever’s leader at the time. When it was Blair, she was a Blairite. When it was Brown, she was a Brownite. And now she’s a, er, Milibandite. She was pro-Iraq war when it was Blair and Brown and suddenly became anti-war when Miliband became leader. She has no political principles, just goes with whatever’s most expedient for her on a given day.


  87. 294
    Whiffler says:

    Oh – also noted Al Campbell on SP saying that he could deny it being true, AND he knew it wasn’t right.

    Interesting distinction (in his mind)


    • 299
      Universal Hiss says:

      Al lost his mind years ago. He keeps banging on about minimum pricing for alcohol.

      Nothing like a convert to come over all Calvinistic.


      • 330
        Bullshitters the lot of them says:

        “”minimum pricing for alcohol”” is illegal under EU cartel and competition law…

        They can’t bring it in , well they can but it will be pulled by the EU ..

        Here is the precedent …

        which was done supposedly on health grounds…

        The only people that have benefitted from talk of minimum pricing is the spin doctors and lawyers !


        • 364
          Universal Hiss says:

          Ah,that may explain why wee Eck has gone quiet on the subject.

          He probably had a point trying to decrease alcohol consumption in Scotland as half the central belt is shit-faced at any one time.

          However minimum pricing will only hurt moderate drinkers in the sporran & not really stop the neds.


          • Unintended consequences says:

            Quite, the “neds” around our way will buy the booze and do without food … else they’ll just nick the booze …

            then we end up with thousands spent on treating people for “korsakoff’s syndrome” as they can’t afford to eat properly and suffer vitamin deficiency after a shed of ale and no food


          • A solution says:

            Increase the nutritional value of booze ?


          • Universal Hiss says:

            Broccoli Buckfast?

            Not sure how you would market that.


        • 498
          REALWORLDER says:

          The ONLY benefit ever from the EU


  88. 307
    Chillaxing Dave says:

    FFS, it was funny!

    ‘@David_Cameron please call off @WilliamHague, hasn’t Kenya suffered enough today?’


  89. 312
    nellnewman says:

    That is so revealing!! – militwit’s folks are briefing against damian mcbride whilst saying that labour has given up the backstabbing and the black arts!



  90. 318
    cheche says:

    Funny how the BBC is giving a lower number of people killed in Kenya than CNN and indeed the Mail


  91. 320
    EU Watch says:

    Actual election results coming in.

    Following could be better blog to follow than Grauniad’s:

    Looking good for Merkel and AfD.

    If AfD cross the 5% line, this will be a significant boost for UKIP.


    • 326
      Lampshade says:

      And if they don’t? Will revelations of GCHQ’s spying activities have helped Merkel crush the AfD?


      • 338
        EU Watch says:

        AfD and other parties perhaps missed opportunity to capitalize on the spying properly.

        These are only exit polls which are being looked at so far, not the actual results.

        If AfD cross the 5% line then this is helpful to UKIP as they can point to the result to dispel some of the negative sentiment expressed by the MSM focused on their apparent funding size, and relatively new status on the UK scene.

        Within Europe, a Euro skeptic party gaining representation in the B’undestag will have a very big effect.

        This particular party, following 5-Star in !taly, will demonstrate that new parties are possible and can be credibly constructed largely using social media without massive funding. Given the high levels of young unemployed across the Eurozone this is not a completely redundant observation.


        • 346
          Lampshade says:

          I quite agree with you, and personally, would be very pleased if an alternative perspective on the EU were to find its voice in the Bundestag.

          Still, the spying scandal is usually the sort of thing that rallies people to their government and if it moved even a tenth of a percent towards the CDU, that can’t have helped a party like the AfD, though it is said that they took votes from the FDP.


          • EU Watch says:

            The AfD do not question the EU though, only the Euro. But – yes – you are quite right.

            With this massive apparent swing suggested by exit poll towards CDU, there will be a major change in the EU.

            If Merkel gets majority she can continue with some of her soveriegn claw back, and the scene will be set for real change.

            The southern European states were hoping for a grand coalition, which would have meant status quo and continued bail outs. CDU majority they will not be keen on.

            If AfD do get through, that may still be on. But there could be an interesting possibility that Merkel would seek coalition with AfD if they did get above 5% that no one has considered.

            There is a possibility that at least one of the southern states may consider exiting absent grand coalition.


    • 340
    • 342
      Bloomers says:

      Wie heisst man ‘Bongo Bongo Land’ auf Deutsch ?


  92. 324
    S.B.S. says:

    Not a name there that I would shag even desperately.


  93. 325
    Hattie Harperson says:

    Mr Fookes.

    Please reply immediately with the number, position and salary of any wimmin females aged over 50 years that you employ, and the steps you have taken to ensure that the number increases to reflect the pro-rata population in the UK.

    PS, Do you have a position in your organisation for my son or my husband?


  94. 328
    Peaches says:

    Guido’s list of Blair Babes is missing a few names.


  95. 329
    Red Ed's non-predator union bosses says:


  96. 334
    Sunny Jim says:

    Schadenfreude and/or karma – what bitches, eh?


  97. 339
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    This could never happen here, could it ??


    • 347

      I can’t see many in the UK voting for Angela Merkel’s CDU.


      • 378
        The Illiberal Dimocracts says:

        But Angela Merkel is German.. German is European.. European is wonderful! Everything European is wonderful.. but.. but.. CDU is bzzzt! Right Wing.. bzzzt! CDU is bzzzt!bzzzt! in favour of repatriating powers from bzzzt! wonderful Brussels bzzzt!bzzzt! does not bzzzt! compute bzzzt! European states must have ever bzzzt! closer union.



        • 390
          EU Watch says:

          Indeed the CDU/CSU are center right.

          Cameron should be happy tonight.

          If Merkel gets a majority this will help Cameron deal with his EU problems immensely.

          What is of much interest is how southern Europe reacts. (So far they have been very quiet… but some in G’reece did express preference for a grand coalition)


  98. 341
    Ed Doesn't Lie says:

    I see Labour’s resident food and gluttony expert, Abbottopotamus, wants every kid at school to get free lunches. There must be a Labour conference on, with giveaways, prizes, milk and honey being chucked around like confetti.


    • 350
      Universal Hiss says:

      Not only that she wants kids to have them until they are slurp, 16, guzzle.


    • 355
      Here we go again Liebour go to pick a pocket or 23million or two says:

      No problem as long as it comes out of MPs pay and expenses and all the backhanders, jobs, directorships, selling Co2 shares and windmills and their own money they have salted abroad as a taxpayer, I will remind them what to go and do to themselves if they think they are going to get any more money that I don’t have from me,


  99. 344
    Am I mental? says:

    I fancy Laurie Penny


    • 351
      Dr Phil says:

      No you’re not mental, but if you possess a punani you’re in with a chance.


      • 366
        Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

        My Reg, God forgive his twisted soul, was a huge punani fanatic, dear. Personally, I always preferred chapathi, with a little vindaloo on the side.


  100. 352
    Is Miliband still a sixth former says:

    Why is it Ed Miliband is always dressed as if he is going to school or changed to do his prep!


  101. 359
    godders says:

    Sluts–the lot of `em.


  102. 365
    gullible journo says:

    come on damian give us the goss on brown/blair/mandelson having a 3way bumfest


  103. 373
    Igonnakum Jerk, USA says:

    I read this, this web-log posting where Damien
    McBride is hurt by
    back-stabbers and potential friends alike and

    Comment reduced by a moderator

    Igonnakum Jerk, USA


    • 380
      Universal Hiss says:

      I just ignore his posts. Tedium writ long.

      Funny though saying comment reduced. The mods should do it with every post starting at the first word.

      I wonder if he bores for America in American newspapers?


  104. 379
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Hitler – dead.
    Mussolini – dead.
    Paolo Di Canio – sacked.

    You know, for a fascist, he’s got off pretty lightly!!


  105. 384
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


    • 387
      Universal Hiss says:

      Why is he wearing school uniform?

      Why are all the people hideously white? (Except for a suspiciously Diane look-a-like.Back right.)


      • 391
        Michael Prick says:

        Why are there no black faces there ?


        • 393
          Diane Fatbott says:

          That was me. I was looking for the KFC.


        • 403
          Blowing Whistles says:

          The UKIP booklet which Crick was hit with is ‘priceless’ – inside the booklet are many other pictures of different colours and hues. Stick that up your crick twisted Rse you journo Cognitive dissonance preaching Rsole Crick.

          I have a copy of the book. [*BW laughs his bollocks off at yet another fucking mentally challenged journo*]


          • Not Blowing Whistles says:

            This is another part of the smear though:


            Apparently Nigel was snapped campaigning with ex NF member Robert Ray in Essex.

            Ray said he left the NF decades ago because he felt that the organization was becoming rac!st, and for that reason is why he is eligible for UKIP membership.

            Still, M!rror (who hacked phones, and faked !raq war photos) are still trying to make the pair out to be worst than the Dev!l, and UKIP the rac!st party.

            Next they may want to pull the Godwin card on the G’erman election results.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            P.S. When a certain Fink wrote an article some years ago pointing fingers at the plod CPS and judiciary – suffering from ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ – what the fink didn’t do was a bit of INTROSPECTION – that’s looking at his own journo kind … Huh! W anchors the lot of em.

            And a BIG BIG thank you to the Fink – and all of those ‘in it together’ press gang members desperately trying to protect their faux trade of despicable spinelessness to the busted state.

            Nice try to bury the article mind – but it’s ‘out there all over the net – NOW – YOU BASTARD NAT JOURNO SICKO’S.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            NBW – it is well known in various circles that a convicted child molester [of boys] [Bristol area] and he’s a homo – has been trying to infiltrate UKIP

            Stonewall and its militant political element are some real sicko organisation – they have been using the Political Correctness ‘created for them’ [by who?] stick to ‘silence’ people into submission.

            The latest Stonewall ‘rainbow football laces trick’ is a pitiful attempt to silence dissent. What is any lower league footballer going to say when asked on camera about his views about the homo mafia – he’s been silenced by the PC brigade. If he were to have spoken out he’d have been lascerated by the pathetic PC Homo loving press gangs.

            Wake up people ‘speak out’ – we are the majority; the militant homos have as ever allowed themselves to be used for the purposes of even more ‘despicable’ men.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            P.P.S. Smith – The Plughole Jackie.


          • Owen's Remedial Sex Education teacher (fired) says:

            > a convicted child molester [of boys] [Bristol area]

            But boys don’t have bristols.


  106. 389
    UKIP SLUT says:

    We are fucked
    Merkel has won another term
    The Federal state of Europe is still on track , flood Britain with the dregs of the world , then when they out breed the British and taxpayers can no longer afford to pay the benefits , then Britain will be forced to hand over control to Brussels in return for financial aid

    DOOMED !


    • 395
      Capt. Mainwaring,Walmington-on-Sea says:

      Be quiet, Fraser.


    • 416
      Slut number2 says:

      Germany lost a war and gained 20odd countries by buying up the politicians of the countries, if you don’t take the people of the countries with you, will end up with 20odd Egypts/Syria’s /Iraqs/Afghanistans/Somalia etc, with as usual millions killed.


  107. 392
    Little Boy Blue says:

    ” Sir” Bradley Wiggins.

    Somehow can’t imagine him on horseback with a battleaxe.


  108. 397
    BBC says:

    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “Following Tory government cuts.”
    “And now the climate change weather report.”


    • 409
      The Archers says:

      “..Turned out warm again. I really must check the prices for coconut milk in Ambridge market.”

      “Yes, I reckon we’ll have a fine crop this year. And the pineapples are coming on a treat.”

      “I feel sorry for the Grundys. What on earth did they think they were doing trying to farm non-organic reindeer. It’s enough to make you get drunk on half a pint of home-made palm toddy and trip up over a carpet”


    • 417
      Scrap the TV Tax says:

      I see that the BBC are in the shit again for using the old video of Redwood struggling to sing in Welsh when he was Welsh Secretary back in 1993.

      They already had to apologise for using it back in 2007 in an attempt to humiliate him, but used it again last night on a BBC1 gameshow


  109. 399

    Have you seen the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung?



    • 404
      Sherlock says:


      “…Polizeichef Bernard Hogan-Howe versprach eine „rückhaltlose Suche nach der Wahrheit“. Auf Druck des Premierministers stockte er die interne Ermittlungstruppe, die seit Monaten ergebnislos nach dem Leck gesucht hatte, von zehn auf dreißig Beamte auf und gab ihrem Auftrag einen so feschen wie vieldeutigen Namen: „Operation Alice“ begann – und scheint sich seither im Wunderland verloren zu haben.
      „Seltsam“ und „absurd“

      Acht Personen, unter ihnen fünf Polizisten, wurden festgenommen, aber Details bleiben unbekannt. Einen Ermittlungsbericht an die Staatsanwaltschaft wies diese postwendend als unzureichend zurück. Das Staunen über das polizeiliche Treiben(lassen) wächst – und zum Jahrestag musste Scotland Yard seinen ersten Frontalangriff ertragen. „Ungeheuerlich“ nannte Lord Macdonald, ein früherer Generalstaatsanwalt, die sich „dahinschleppenden“ Ermittlungen. „Die Polizei hat nun zwölf Monate lang einen Vorfall untersucht, der ungefähr 45 Sekunden dauerte“, schrieb er am Mittwoch in der „Times“.

      Lord Macdonald, heute ein Präsident der Oxford-Universität, nannte Polizeichef Hogan-Howe „töricht“ und warf ihm „Jahrmarkthellseherei“ vor. Man rede hier immerhin über „den Rücktritt eines britischen Kabinettsministers, der ihm auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere von nunmehr in Frage stehenden Anschuldigungen der Polizei aufgezwungen wurde“. Sollte sich bewahrheiten, dass Mitchell – der im Falle einer Rehabilitierung als künftiger britischer EU-Kommissar gehandelt wird – der Begriff „plebs“ in den Mund gelegt wurde, schlüge die Rakete direkt im Herz von Scotland Yard ein.

      Bis dahin kann es dauern. Die Ermittler der „Operation Alice“ haben sich vorgenommen, alle 700 Polizisten zu befragen, die das Regierungsviertel bewachen – eine Entscheidung, die von Kritikern als „seltsam“ und „absurd“ bezeichnet wird und den Verdacht nahelegt, dass die Ermittlungen bewusst in die Länge gezogen werden. Für den Journalisten Michael Crick, der die Affäre für „Channel Four“ recherchiert, deutet vieles auf ein „abgekartetes Spiel“ hin. „Vielleicht kann die Polizei den Fall nicht knacken“, schrieb er in dieser Woche. „Oder, was ähnlich beunruhigend ist, sie will es nicht.“


  110. 400
    St Mark says:

    This is the kind of protest I can support. People jumping into the water in Venice to protest against too many giant cruise ships all turning up at once and ruining the place.


  111. 402
    Ed Miliwit says:

    Just wanted to use OO readers as a focus group for my big conference finish! Ahem…

    “The Ooh-Ah bird is so called because it lays square eggs!”

    Yes? No? It’s the best we could so with the policies available :(


  112. 414
    Girls everywhere masturbate. Why can't we talk about it? says:

    The Most Ancient and Most Puissant Order of the Beggar’s Benison and Merryland, Anstruther (known as The Beggar’s Benison) was, in fact, a wanking club.


  113. 415
    Alcohol No..JihadYes says:


  114. 423
    Scrap the TV Tax says:

    Quote of the evening from a DM reader:

    ‘Miliband is living proof that some people ARE actually more stupid than they look and in his case that is quite an achievement.’

    Boycie , Broxbourne UK, 22/9/2013 22:19


  115. 429
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Cluedo – Jackie Smith in the bathroom with a hole to be plugged.


    • 437
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      It would certainly explain what put the idea in her mind for how to attack Damian Green.

      But why would Labour bother to defend her ? She is somewhat persona non-grata after her faux-pas. (She did take the p!ss massively with her expenses as well as bring the office of home secretary into disrepute)


      • 509
        A Query says:

        …. and Dave has rewarded her by giving her a six figure salary in some poor beholden health trust somewhere.


  116. 430
    Enough is enough says:

    Islam is completely incompatible with civilisation. Every day somewhere in the world an atrocity is committed by muslims. This disgusting religion should be wiped off the face of the earth.


  117. 432
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



  118. 433
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Zero out of ten to the states stooges at GCHQ for trying to silence two comments earlier. They just ‘disappeared into the ether – well well. Huh!

    Is the Duke of New York a Pa3do?


  119. 435
    Phil O'Sofa says:

    Life is brutal, nasty and short.

    The one thing that makes it tolerable is knowing that all these fucking lefty shitheads will die also.

    And the sooner the better.


  120. 436
    The Libor party says:




  121. 438
    Miliband is owned by Unite says:

    I wonder if Ed will be allowed a preview of his conference speech which Balls and McCluskey are currently writing.


  122. 440
    Peace loving muslim says:

    Death to the west! Death to women! Death to fun! Death to skirts! Death to happiness! Death to Mars bars! Death to death! Death to the universe!


  123. 446
    Jizzlam says:

    I wish we could just carpet bomb the middle east. The entire region is just one massive terrorist training camp. I’d say bomb the raghead fuckers back to the stone age but they’re already there. Just vaporise the fuckers.


  124. 456
    It's Chuka Time says:


  125. 459
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



    • 469
      Benny Fitz-Clements says:



      • 472
        Casual Observer 2 says:

        So the logical question is, what is in the MMR that makes it important enough to tie to Child Benefits ?

        As a policy it is a nonsense.

        Why discriminate against parents on child benefit based on immunizations ?

        If anything, child benefit should be means tested, but it is better to regard all children as being equal.


        • 483
          Heil Ze Labour Party says:

          Vee hef vays of meking you do as you are told


          • Casual Observer 2 says:


            Look – The Labour party are losing credibility by the hour right now.

            Impressive as they had little to lose up front.

            Here is the latest:


            To demonstrate to voters Labour’s competence with the economy, after the shambles of the immigrant job thing, Ed Balls – who is Shadow Chancellor – wants to draft in the OBR to check Labour’s figures.

            So – The Shadow Chancellor is admitting that he doesn’t trust Labour’s figures, and he himself is either not capable or interested in doing the ‘sums’ himself.

            FFS: It is clear now that Labour are not serious.

            I do not think they want to get elected anyway in 2015, as they do not want to face the double whammy of picking up the mess that Osborn is going to leave with the economy, or for that matter deal with the fruits of their immigration policy which will likely be declaring J!had in the home counties in a few years time.

            Labour = Fail.


          • Anonymous says:

            picking up the mess that Osborn is going to leave with the economy

            Oh do fuck off its Labours mess and no rewriting of history however often will change that


          • Casual Observer 2 says:

            It was for sure Labour’s mess back in 2010.

            Then the coalition inherited it, and should have gone about repairing it.

            They have not.

            The mess I refer to anyway is the further damage that the ‘help to buy’ scheme is going to cause. That for sure is going to be Osborns lasting legacy which shall likely blow up before the 2015 GE.


  126. 463
    Crick is a twat. says:

    I love the way the BBC have simply dumped Red Ed’s policy on employing a British apprentice for every foreign worker. Not only illegal but also unworkable.

    The BBC though were blaming the nasty Tories and big business, not the EU.


  127. 465
  128. 467
    EU Watch says:

    All the results from G’ermany are nearly in. The map in the tweet below says it all.

    It is looking like coalition is required, and AfD has dropped slightly to 4.7%, level pegging with the FDP who are out of the Parliament. (Loss of 93 seats)

    FDP Support has dropped by 2/3 (listening Lib Dems ?) and about 2.2m FDP votes have switched to the CDU/CSU.


  129. 468
    Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee says:

    Islam is peace Islam is peace Islam is peace Islam is peace Islam is peace


  130. 481
    Please, erase my mind says:

    I’m betting it was Jack Straw with McBride, with Straw taking the female role.


  131. 482
    QM says:

    There were only two dozen vaginae belonging to Brown’s cabinet members and McPoison is supposed to have planted his rancid pizzle into one of these.

    Not a very edifying thought and one is tended to think it might have been yet another example of zero percent growth which marked those years.

    The possibilities are mostly singularly unattractive and it would be a wonderful opportunity for closure if someone could, as it were, spill the beans.

    The owners of the vaginae whom he did not invade would also no doubt relish the end of the unedifying rumours that they may have become so impaled by the member of one who was never actually a member.

    Could some gentlemanly soul do the honourable thing and pinpoint (so appropriate in the circumstances) with whom this ghastly act of copulation took place and then we will surely all be able to sleep sounder at nights.


    • 486
      Damien McBride says:

      I say I dun it wiv a laydee, but I am known as a fucking liar, so perhaps I didn’t do it and am just trying to sell my shitty book


    • 493
      Phil from the Wrekenton Seven stars says:

      Perhaps this whole sad story is a vindication for keeping women out of Government.


  132. 488
    Casual Observer 2 says:


    Another who thinks that Dave should resign now… perhaps may not have any choice when AC / RB take the stand in a few weeks time.


  133. 499
    Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, Laurie Penny says:

    Repeat after us: Islam is peace, Don’t be Islamaphobic, Islam is peace, Don’t be Islamaphobic, Islam is peace, Don’t be Islamaphobic.


    • 514
      John Bellingham says:

      It was reported today that some of the male Al Shabbab terrorists who entered the Westgate Mall were wearing Burkahs, which neatly hid their weapons.


  134. 503
    Perse O'Nalley says:

    Dunno about him being a ‘vengeful soul’, he’s certainly an arsehole.


  135. 507
    geordieboy says:

    Margaret Beckett in the frame. I hope he had a bag over his head and one over hers in case his fell off. Or a severe case of Nil Desperandum.


  136. 513
    J Bercow says:

    At least for once it’s not mine.


  137. 519
    Observercorps says:

    Rule out the people who have good taste, are married, and are tolerably good looking, and make a note of the sad folk who might hang out with former trade unionists promoted way above their capability and who cannot string a sentence together, and you can narrow it down quite a bit, me thinks. Not scientific obviously, but it could form the basis of a new tv show with a catchphrase: “Who would sleep with an odious drunken creep like this?” Answer, someone pretty sad.


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