September 25th, 2013

Sadiq Khan v G4S, With Thanks to G4S

If Sadiq Khan is going to massively contradict himself in his conference speech, he could at least try to not be so obvious about it. Here he was today with a sure-fire favourite, bashing the government for employing G4S:

“Does it inspire confidence when the Prime Minister rewards failure? Rewarding G4S and Serco with more and more contracts. Despite them letting down the taxpayer time, and time again… Privatising our Probation Service, and handing over supervision for dangerous and violent offenders to G4S and Serco. Public safety in the hands of the same companies that let us down on Olympic security, tagging and prisoner transport.”

Then literally two lines later he was thanking the security company that Labour chose to keep them them safe in Brighton:

“We’ve all seen the great job G4S staff have done on conference security.”

Putting public safety in the hands of G4S? Rewarding them with another contract? Who would do such a thing…


150 Comments

  1. 1
    Coming soon to a town near you, like so many French towns says:

    Roma:

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  2. 2

    If anyone can, Sadiq…

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    • 6
      I d on't n eed no d octor says:

      is an arsewipe?

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    • 13
      Captain James T. Kirk says:

      Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

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    • 24
      PC Dixon says:

      Its just unbelievable how they can all mess things up – just like they did in government. – I mean are they ALL that daft – obviously.

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      • 61
        Free speech is apparently banned here says:

        My theory is that the Labour party doesn’t really want to win the next election, as they know won’t be any more money to piss up the wall by 2015, why else would you choose Miliband as leader

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        • 79
          Labour are Splitting says:

          They have internal problems to deal with and want the Tories to carry the can for the mistake Osborn has made with help to buy.

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        • 113
          Gooey Blob says:

          If yesterday was an example of what Labour are thinking there’s no telling what else they’d do, they’re clearly back in La-la-Loonyland territory again. You cannot trust a hard left party if you have any savings or investments or you own your own home.

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  3. 3
    Liar liar pants on fire says:

    There aren’t enough hours in the day to
    list all of Labour’s lies and contradictions.
    They truly believe the public is so daft it
    won’t notice.

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Deport the fucking asian muslim twat.

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    • 7
      Popeye says:

      You can’t say that, can you? He He.

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    • 85
      D'jango says:

      That’s the kind of comment that ensures you lose the argument as your not responding to the hypocracy of his propostiont but to to his skin colour and religion… Your not the brightest person are you! I suppose I can expect a mouthfull of anger and swearing from you now… pathetic and predictive!

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      • 102
        FFS says:

        Islam: It is OK to kill kiddies as long as it is for the good of Islam

        Islam: Women turn men on, therefore women must cover themselves in big black sacks because men can’t control themselves.

        Frankly if you believe this kind of shit you deserve to be shot, not just deported.

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      • 105
        Educated under Labour? says:

        Actually it’s you’re, mouthful, hypocrisy and proposition, also, your punctuation is shit.

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    • 87
      Casual Observer 3 says:

      Sadiq is Ok – it’s the likes of Mehdi H that need to be deported.

      He does need to sack whoever wrote that speech for him.

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  5. 5
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    I think Kahn is even more sickly and slimey than Vaz, Byrne and Hain all put together.

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  6. 9
    First Born says:

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  7. 10
    Maximus says:

    Silly leftard (guilt by association – ironic?) angle to this factoid. But who contracted G4S for Layber conference security? And what was the quid pro quo?

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    • 27
      Sherlock says:

      Khan may have been slating the companies for their corporate actions ….

      but accepting that their front line staff do a good job ..

      But as Maximus said … who contracted them to do security at the conference anyway

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  8. 11

    Here is a very nice map of Europe which shows that Greece is not, as stated on an earlier page, in western Europe but is actually one of the most easterly countries.

    I am sure our host would be aware of that fact but one of his writers may not be. I have been there many times myself and have always been immensely relieved to have found it in the same place each time.

    For guidance, the west is to the left of the map and the east is to the right.

    http://bit.ly/15TGJEy

    HTH :-D

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    • 30
      Facts Please says:

      Well said.

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      • 37

        Thank you!

        I have driven there from England at least six times in the past. A hell of a drive without any motorways in the second half (as was the case then). I would have been mightily pissed off to have found out, upon arriving, that they had moved it. :-)

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      • 42

        Thank you!

        I have drіven there from England at least six times in the past. A hell of a drіve without any motorways in the second half (as was the case then). I would have been mightily pissed off to have found out, upon arriving, that they had moved it. :-)

        [Almost mentioned the wrong word!]

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    • 41
      Juan Kerr says:

      “Western” Europe over the last 68 years or so has been more of a political entity than a geographical one.

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    • 93
      The Guido Fawkes blog of political conspiracy, fashion tips and bad geography says:

      ** innocent face **

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    • 138
      Sparta says:

      There would have been more Greece if the lickspittle French hadn’t given Constantinople to the Muslim Turks in the 20s.

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  9. 12
    Joe (90) says:

    We are descending into an unrecognisably hateful country to the one I grew up in where today poor folk, disabled people, asylum seekers are somehow seen as the nation’s problems.

    This tactic has a very grubby little history in economic crisis.

    The enemy is falling wages, rising food prices, rising rent and theft of the public services – public common wealth – getting sold to private hands. the enemy, in a word, is capitalism.

    Fascism lite gets us nowhere

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    • 20
      Red Ed says:

      No Joe. But can’t you seeeeee?

      The energy companeeees and the pwoperty developers are the cause of all the nation’s, the one nation’s pwoblems.

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    • 23
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      True free market capitalism is not what we have today, we currently have corrupt corporate fascism.

      I accept that water & power don’t work in the free market, and as they are essential services, should be brought back under public ownership, with the proviso that all workers sign a no strike agreement.

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      • 39
        You've never had it so good. says:

        You have a short memory or perhaps you are not that old. When electricity came from the CEGB it was bloody expensive and unreliable.

        I notice these days that people leave lights on in their homes, do not bother shutting doors to trap the heat in a room and even have outside lights. For the ordinary person on ordinary wages the electricity bill under public ownership was massive as was the bollocking for leaving the light on or the door open. We also had to wear woolly pullies in the home and bedrooms were kept freezing.

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        • 56
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

          The US has publicly owned energy companies and electricity costs less than half what it does here.

          In China (state owned) electricity is even cheaper still.

          The energy companies in the UK are running a cartel, one company raises prices and the others all follow suit.

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          • The Public says:

            Petrol also costs a lot less in those countries, which, surprise, surprise, also outperform us in terms of output and industrial productivity.

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          • Corporatism is legalised robbery says:

            The energy companies supplying power in this country.

            “Powergen is now E.ON UK, owned by the German utility company E.ON. National Power split into a UK business, Innogy – now known as ‘RWE npower’ owned by the German utility company RWE; and an international business, ‘International Power’ – now fully owned by the French company GDF Suez.”

            Notice anything about these subsidy junky companies and the amount of public money, the government are prepared to pour into their always outstretched, grasping hands?

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          • British Citizen says:

            Yeah. They are the kind of entities which in their home countries are well-practiced at paying kick-backs to politicians and civil servants. We can also ask how Siemens get so much UK government work.

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        • 58
          Juan Kerr says:

          Today’s energy prices would be much more affordable if it wasn’t for some dozy pr1ck and his 2008 Climate Change Bill. ( to be fair though, only 5 MPs from all parties voted against it. They deserve a medal.)

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        • 64
          Old-timer says:

          I used to sit on the bog when I was a kid and breathe on the iced-up bathroom window to watch the ice melt and re-freeze. No heat in the bedrooms, of course. We had pullovers (all home made) if we felt cold.

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    • 26
      FFS says:

      poor folk: We funded the welfare state so that there would be no poor folk. You moved the goalposts to re-define what poor meant. We told you to fuck off.

      disabled people: we spent a lot of money making Britain accessible to all. You re-defined “disabled” to mean people feeling a bit sad or having sore fingers so they never had to work. We told you to fuck off.

      asylum seekers: we helped the refugees from Idi Amin and Vietnam. You re-defined “asylum seeker” to mean anybody that can vote Labour but lives abroad. We told you to fuck off.

      So why don’t you please just FUCK OFF.

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      • 34
        The public says:

        Now you are just being silly.

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      • 48
        Club Of Rome says:

        FFS: I don’t often reply to a comment to comment it, but just had to in your case.

        Insidiously rising poverty lines are a big problem. They rise even compared to GDP. Eventually there will be a proportion of GDB above which they cannot be afforded without forcing a collapse (perhaps opening the way to totalitarianism).

        Labour neither know nor care where that limit is – as far as they are concerned, their support base will be those who *perceive* themselves to be below the line. So, the higher the line, the more support. They assume no-one will do the math, and no-one will see the signs of strain in time to come to their senses. Sadly, they might be right.

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        • 54
          Yankee Go Home says:

          Maths. Do the fucking maths.

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        • 84
          Club Of Rome says:

          …to commenD…

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        • 99
          Casual Observer 3 says:

          The problem is that many folk have not figured out that the LibLabCon have been primarily manipulating perception over the past 15 years, rather than delivering tangible results.

          The people of the UK will still be worrying about the cost of energy next year and how it will affect their holiday plans after the lights have gone out: That is how bad it is.

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      • 70
        Old git says:

        When my mum was at school poor meant having no shoes.

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        • 74
          Happy Days says:

          When I went to school poor meant the teacher having no shoes. He turned up one day in an old naval reserve uniform and Wellington boots.

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    • 45
      Maq­boul says:

      Fuckin ell, Student Grant flies the red flag.

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    • 53
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      The biggest cause of our problems by far is the state. It was the state (via Ed Miliband) who devised the green energy tax that has forced up energy bills by 15% but he blames it all on energy companies.

      Similarly it was Gordon Brown who blamed his abysmal banking regulations that led to the virtual collapse of many of our banks.

      Had the state acted competently and responsibly people would not be in fuel poverty today.

      Now Ed’s plans risk creating black-outs and a power crisis through his ill-thought out policies. No doubt if he is elected he will blame the energy companies when the lights go out. And all the left wing dimwits will believe him.

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      • 83
        Rigged Market says:

        15%?

        More like 30% + today and rising sharply to 2020 and even higher still by 2050.

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      • 116
        Casual Observer 3 says:

        Ed Ba!!s drew up nearly all of those policies, not Gordon.

        Ba!!s fell hook line and sinker for the deregulation stuff that led to the savings+loans crises in the US in the 80s.

        That was still being pushed by economists in the US, despite the warnings and studies which showed that deregulation was allowing speculation to infiltrate and damage the system.

        Brown was just the useful idiot, the trojan horse, which was convenient vessel for moving those policies into practice.

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    • 73
      REALWORLDER says:

      NOT MASS THIRD WORLD INVASION THEN?

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  10. 15
    Stepney says:

    Ah Sadiq. A colossus of an intellect. Would have difficulty operating a spoon…

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  11. 16
    Phillipe Flop PPS to Vince Cable says:

    What a 1st prize cnut!

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  12. 17
    John Tandy says:

    O dear…..

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  13. 18
    Really!! says:

    Well of course he is going to commend G4s for security at the conference. He wants to leave the building without having a cavity search!

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  14. 19
    Baz says:

    Conference security isn’t the same as planning for a major event or managing criminals unless it’s the Tory Party conference of course.

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  15. 28
    Amateur Hour says:

    A joke a day keeps Labour away… from Downing Street.

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  16. 31
    Andrew Fincham says:

    Britain can do better than Sadiq Khan

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    • 36
      The many faces of Mr Khan says:

      Which one?

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    • 57
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Of course. But form suggests otherwise, in practice.
      You can’t go out and press-gang the most capable people to do a job– you can only hire whoever shows up. It’s the hiring practice at G4S, and it’s the hiring practice in Government (Wasn’t he the “Communities Minister” under Brown? And WTF is a “Communities Minister,” anyway?). Ya takes wot ya can get, I’m sorry to have to say.

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  17. 35
    Ziggy says:

    This again highlights the quality of individuals that we, the electorate, placed in positions of power. As most politicians seem duplicitous in the extreme we get what we voted for! A load of TWATS!!!

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  18. 38
    The caring sharing Labour party ! says:

    There has been a theme developing within the Labour party for quite some time, since the last election in fact. It’s called Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy. Mix in with that serious amnesia (Labour 13 years in power) and you have to ask yourself – are this party fit to govern ? I’ll leave it to you good people to decide for yourself !!!!!

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    • 115
      Inevitability ! Inevitability ! Inevitability ! says:

      Unfortunately with help from their friends in the BBC and the fact that most of the electorate only believe what they’ve heard in the last 10 minutes it’s extrememly likely that Ed and Labour will be in government in 2015

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  19. 46
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    Let me guess…are they sponsoring anything at the Conference?

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  20. 49
    Get to fuck says:

    Sadsick is a pathetic little shit.

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  21. 55
    Ratscan says:

    What a nozzle.

    Reshuffle time?

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  22. 60

    Given that this place has been awash with Labour trolls for some weeks now, in the approach to the conference season, it is almost refreshing that not a single one of them has thought it worthwhile to rise to the defence of this most odious specimen of their type.

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    • 71
      One Nation Socialism says:

      He’s only surviving because Ed is waiting for the right time to conduct a night of the long knives.

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    • 96
      Sir William Waid says:

      ‘Sadiq’ means ‘Truthful One’ !

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    • 108
      Casual Observer 3 says:

      For the record, I am not a Labour troll, but just think Sadiq is relatively Ok.

      Apologies to anyone who took offence of my expressed sentiment above.

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      • 135

        There is surely no need to apologise to anyone for holding a view if such view is honestly held.

        Unusually, you have not given us grounds for your opinion. Perhaps you might rectify that omission in case I, for one, have missed something. I doubt it but I will always listen. :-)

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  23. 66
    Dave says:

    Classic Labour spin, followed by meaningless plattitude. What else do you have left if you don’t have any real ideas or policies ?

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    • 94
      No wrinkles and no pimples says:

      Labour’s policy vacuum has Dyson worried. The labour model has infinite suction and the bag never fills up.

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    FFS says:

    Labour: They really don’t care what they say anymore as long as it gets their grubby little hands on power. And for what? Did we reach utopia last time around because I think I may have missed the station?

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    • 82
      Travel Metaphore says:

      While this time the train has left taking only the first class carriage with it and leaving the rest of us behind

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  26. 91
    Sir William Waid says:

    G4S’s problems with prison transport were over and done with in the 1990s.

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  27. 92
    it's all meaningless drivel says:

    Every time I’ve seen a Labour politician
    questioned this week on the substance
    behind their grand announcements,they’re
    completely stumped and usually declare they’re
    waiting for a review to be completed.

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  28. 95
    Andy Burnham says:

    Ah the stench of power. Imagine what I could achieve if I was the labour leader, imagine what I could achieve if I was PM. The deaths at Stafford and other hospitals would pale in comparison. I could kill the whole country. Power, give me power.

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  29. 98
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    I remember what labour did back in the seventies. Miliband must be stopped at all costs. People just don’t realise what his real intentions are. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. If you think things are bad now then would you have much much worse coming.

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    • 106
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Is that you windmill Dave or is it the boss of Centrica? :-)

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    • 121
      Gooey Blob says:

      You can’t trust a hard left party at all. Blair wasn’t without problems but you knew your savings and investments would be safe when he was running the party. You never feared a centre-left government would destroy everything you have ever worked to achieve. Now Labour have lurched to the far left they are an extremely dangerous proposition.

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  30. 103
    Sir William Waid says:

    WAYS TO AVOID LABOUR’S LAND GRAB:

    1. Do not own development land. Take a call option over it and let the current occupier, usually a farmer, get on with his/her business until you obtain planning consent and wish to develop it.

    2. Start development but then go slowly, building one house at a time.

    3. Pay somebody to make spurious objections to the proposed planning consent, which they will withdraw when you are ready to develop.

    4. Make a large donation to the Labour Party.

    5. Claim that the land grab breaches EU law and appeal to the European Court.

    I’m sure they’ll think of others.

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    • 110
      Casual Observer 3 says:

      Or, one could divide the land up into many small plots and sell back to yourself using a holding company and masses of shell companies based somewhere like Jers3y on the bid side.

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    • 114
      Ed says:

      Oh fuck! We’ll have to drop that one quietly Len.

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    • 126
      FFS says:

      Or just go on as usual, because

      1] All the development land is owned by big companies who have options on the land already and are absolutely gagging for planning permission

      2] Councils have always had “compulsory purchase orders” at their disposal

      3] The reason that homes aren’t being built has nothing to do with evil corporations and everything to do with councils keeping existing homeowners (and thus voters) happy by not granting planning permissions unless they really have to.

      Ed has simply created a straw-man of the evil developer out of thin air because it plays well to the left. He really is the grubbiest little shit I’ve seen in politics in a long time.

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  31. 117
  32. 118
    Ed Miliband's Labour says:

    Soundbites are our policies. Detail is not for us.

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  33. 119
    Ed Miliband says:

    The future is dark, the future is power cuts.
    We must build more candle factories.

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  34. 124
    Dianne Abbott being interviewed says:

    Silly laugh, strange giggle, giggle, funny laugh.

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  35. 129
    Anonymous says:

    Never forget that Ed Milliband shafted his brother.He will do or promise anything to get into power. Anyone putting trust in him needs to remember his awful betrayal.

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  36. 131
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Reminder of who Cameron wanted to back in Syr!a:

    That’s going to p!ss off the wrong people…

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    • 134
      The British Public says:

      Syria is none of our business

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      • 141
        A Blair says:

        Yes it is we need to support both sides by giving each one bigger and more destructive weapons.
        And prolonging the war until both sides are eliminated.

        Then start on the rest of the bastards in the middle east.

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  37. 136
    Anonymous says:

    There is a politician who has really kept down the cost of living and that is Eric Pickles, He stopped councils from increasing council tax but appears to have got very little praise for this action.He certainly saved me over a hundred quid per year and I very much appreciate it. Thank you Eric.

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  38. 144

    Normal for the dear comrades, do as we say, not as we do.

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  39. 145
    Tom Catesby says:

    Khan, another gobshite and tosser

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