September 26th, 2013

Vote for Owen Jones!

Vote!owen

People always assume there is a lot of animosity between Owen Jones and Guido. This is far from the truth. As Twitter personalities we clash, offline we have been known to break bread together. So it is without hesitation that Guido recommends his readers vote for Owen to win “Twitter Public Personality”  in the public section of the Comment Awards.  It would be nice to see Owen at the champagne breakfast ceremony collect the prize from the sponsors – Barclays and Vodafone…


399 Comments

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Is Jones old enough to be drinking Champagne?

  3. 3
    wrthomson says:

    TWAT of the year!

  4. 4
    Eels. says:

    Oooh God, call me reactionary, but why ever does the world need a Twitter Public Personality award.
    Vapour, all is vapour.

  5. 5
    Get to fuck says:

    Owen drinks champagne every day. His comfortable salary from The Independent means he can afford to, whilst at the same time claiming to be a socialist. If he was a socialist, he’d take a subsistence-only salary, but of course, he’s a typical hypocrite who pontificates about inequality and the evil coalition but quite happily lives a comfy capitalist lifestyle of TV studios, articles and media parties.

  6. 6
    Nobby says:

    Nice trolling by guido

  7. 7
    Talking of the squirt says:

  8. 8
    Really!! says:

    So will Guido be there to instagram Jonesie taking the banks lucre ???
    So funny if he wins. What will he do?

  9. 9
    Universal Hiss says:

    I better not leave a comment.

    I might be arrested.

  10. 10
    Mick Smetaphor says:

    He always reminds me of one of the Tweenies

    Maybe a little older and more wiser, but not much. A bit like a Tweenies sequel.

    What Jake did next. (Went into sixth form. Got radicalised when he realised some people are richer than him)

  11. 11
    Rob says:

    Those miners oop north would be terribly impressed.

  12. 12
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    OJ definitely is worth considering:

    Such wit, charm, and delicious commentary should be recognized with a breakfast fit for a K’ing and lots of publicity.

    Dedicating more of his precious time to getting his opinions and world view across on social media such as Tw!tter is to be encouraged.

    He is truly the face of digital socialism !

    Vote Owen Jones

  13. 13
    Not having them again in a hurry. says:

    Onion bhajis produce the nastiest farts. Just a bit of handy advice.

  14. 14
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    Them pidgeons they fancy up t’north do a lot t’tweeting, ‘appens.

  15. 15
    Ctesibius says:

    Break wind?

  16. 16
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Dear Guido. Not even if Hell freezes over. I’d rather McBride’s “muscle” won it.

  17. 17
    EC1 PhD says:

    OJ + Champagne = worst pop group in history
    OJ + Vodka = tool that he is

  18. 18
    Candle Light says:

    Ed Millibands energy price freeze tactic just goes to prove that it is possible to ensure the lights are off even with someone at home.

  19. 19
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    A photo of Owen enjoying a glass of Champagne and awesome breakfast with Guido or anyone else of high standing, is worth cutting out from the Sun and keeping for posterity.

    Just think of the headlines

    Vote Owen Jones

  20. 20
    Beep Beep!!! says:

  21. 21
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    What does this idiot know about being working class. Born into a public sector family, dad a lecturer mum a social worker, Oxbridge and The Independant. How can he have any empathy with the white working class of Slough or Bradford as their communities are over run by mass immigration.

    Has he ever had a manual job does he actually know anyone who works on a shop floor

  22. 22
    UKIP, Millitwats new best friends says:

    I would rather drink a cup of cat sick

  23. 23
    G. Lette says:

    Most usless crimbo present for Jones would be a fecking shaver

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Groan. A sycophants convention gives an award!

  25. 25

    One should really take care here in case The Law of Unintended Consequences bites yer bum.

    Like that Holmes fellow, not Sherlock, the other one…

  26. 26
    Noddy and big ears in toyland says:

    A single car pile up

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Christ it’s frightening that Jones will get a vote if Milliband gets in next year.

  28. 28
    Prom queen says:

    Was that photo taken this July as he left to join his class mates at his GCSE completion school prom

  29. 29
    The Flying Spaghetti Machine says:

    Twitter Public Personality of 2013 choices:

    Owen Jones      @OwenJones84
    
    Stephen Fry     @stephenfry
    Caitlin Moran   @caitlinmoran
    John Rentoul    @JohnRentoul
    Jonathan Ross   @wossy
    

    Owen does stand out as a good choice.

  30. 30
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    I would much rather CHOKE OWEN JONES.

  31. 31
    Frank Carson, making a dog's breakfast of things, says:

    “A breakfast fit for a king– (*whistles*) here, King! Here, boy…”

    It’s the way I tell ‘em!

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Obviously Owen did not spot the tag loony left

  33. 33
    sun tzu says:

    Keep your friends close and your enemies clothes on.

  34. 34
    UKIP, Millitwats new best friends says:

    The most useful would be an economics textbook

  35. 35
    Blue Stratos Guy says:

    Have his balls dropped yet?

  36. 36
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Owen’s followers and supporters would be very happy to see him win, as the photo above must fill them with warmth as they struggle on Owen’s behalf.

    Owen is radical, people should see him as being like Farage, leading a UKIP of the left.

    It would be wonderful to see him at a hard earned Champagne breakfast receiving money from large corporations.

    That would help fill those hardest hit by austerity, who Owen speaks for, with true hope in the cold winter months.

  37. 37
    anonnymous says:

    Is Guido strong enough to break bread?

  38. 38
    Universal Hiss says:

    Is that it?

    I never,ever want to hear or see anything from any of them.

    Stephen Fry must stand out as the winner of total blackout though.

  39. 39
    Reg511 says:

    An ‘Inbetweener’

  40. 40
    BBC Political Propaganda is in everything you watch says:

    FGS, Guido, no, no, no.

  41. 41
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Poor old Nige looked like cat sick last week.

  42. 42
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Dan Hodges and Owen Jones, the Fry & Laurie of the 2010’s?

    Only this time, it’s the handsomer blond bloke who’s the poofter?

  43. 43
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Isn’t the phrase “Twitter personalities” an oxymoron, dear?

  44. 44
    UKIP, Millitwats new best friends says:

    He certainly wasn’t blooming.

    Boob boom

    Beat that #31

  45. 45
    Owen Jones - Headmaster says:

    from – The Headmaster
    St Crispin’s school for gifted but weedy boys
    Middleclass Town
    Middleclasshire

    Dear Mrs Jones,
    unfortunately young Owen, normally a spirited, if argumentative and wrong headed individual, has begun behaving quite badly.

    He has been wearing his school cap on backwards and wearing his grey flannels down almost below his bottom cheeks. he has been pretending to chew gum and has his hands thrust into his pockets, which contravenes the school dress code.

    And when challenged by Master Bumton, the geography teacher, Owen told him to
    “Mind ya’r all face, man..or you go’in get da man take you ass down, hi-time, yo! Now get y’ass out my crib-hood coz i gonna bust me up some Hose..”

    Whatever that meant.

    Please can you ensure that Owen stays well away from Grand Theft Auto V until he is 18.
    And maybe not even then.

    Yours,
    Ernest Mankini
    Headmaster
    St Crispin’s.

  46. 46
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I suspect there is a huge Iron and an E somewhere around all this.

  47. 47
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Or ‘SpinWatch’ :-D

    But these details are not important.

    One should not pay attention to the fact that Owen is taking part in a competition which includes only white candidates, and in which 80% of the entrants are male.

    The charge that Owen is involved in a sex!st / rac!st competition may be accurate, but would not help his image.

  48. 48
  49. 49
    Raymond Baxter (deceased) says:

    We need to know which turds float the highest, I suppose.

  50. 50
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  51. 51
    Bill Quango MP -9 says:

    Sally@Barecow#Bloomslut
    To Owen_Aidrian-Mole_Jones

    “I’m the twitter Queen- youare just a Queen.

    Oi! Jones! If you want the title you’ll have to wrestle me for it..come on bum fluff..Anytime! Anyplace! Anywhere!..”

    {pls note “Anytime! Anyplace! Anywhere!” is an official Sally Barecow trademark }

  52. 52
    Juan Kerr says:

    Why did Coburn not ask Owen the obvious question, “Why aren’t you in school”?

  53. 53
    The Flying Spaghetti Machine says:

    On balance, Owen may be much more worthy to win.

    How else could one rank his wit and knowledge against Stephen Fry for example ?

  54. 54
    sixupman says:

    But he will not be able to open it until he has finished ‘big school’?

  55. 55
    Mong Watch says:

    He Tweets.

  56. 56
    MòdBòt says:

    That’s the spirit, sir. Don’t let a, mere, algorithm grind you down.

  57. 57
    The Al Gore Rhythm-Method says:

    Testing…….

    Oh, cool. This one still works.

  58. 58
    Banned says:

    Guido secretly fancies Owen Jones.

  59. 59

    I would not climb over either of them to get to the other.

  60. 60
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Owen Jones is an arsewipe.

  61. 61
    Banned says:

    I would blissfully kill them all if I could.

  62. 62
    barkingspider1 says:

    Oh, look – yet another champagne socialist in a limo…… obnoxious, little s**t!

  63. 63
    Glyn H says:

    CO3 says Owen Jones is a radical? To my mind he talks antiquated tosh. That ain’t radical.

  64. 64
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    So now the big energy companies have advertised their price freeze option widely, if wholesale prices go down and people find themselves locked in to the higher price, could they successfully spin the blame back to Miliband ?

    If this also leads to a reduction in investment, can that also be spun back ?

    What impact to pension funds as well with the GBP 2bn wiped off energy stocks today as well ?

    This apparent ‘victory’ has a pyrrhic feel, like Syr!a.

  65. 65
    Raffle prize committee says:

    Surely he isn’t old enough to drink alcohol?
    Where’s the little lad’s dad?

  66. 66
    MB. says:

    Do I detect a slight bit of ‘tongue in cheek’ from Guido? :-)

    “from the sponsors – Barclays and Vodafone…”

  67. 67
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Ironic that, isn’t it ;-)

  68. 68

    Let’s talk about Owain Glyndŵr, last Welshman to be Tywysog Cymru and William Jones, philologist, who first discovered the relationship between Sanskrit and the European languages thus creating the Indo-European family of languages (His father loved eating π.)

    Let us steer away from this self-serving weed.

  69. 69
    Private Eyefull says:

    Is he old enough to drink alcohol?

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:
  71. 71

    Some lazy journo should work out how much it has cost the average pension for working people and set it out as an annual loss to anticipated income.

    The it should be posted on hoardings throughout the land.

    Even better idea! Link all benefits to the FTSE! What an immediate outcry would surely ensue.

  72. 72
  73. 73
    Why you should vote for OJ says:

    You don’t get exchanges like this on those other stuffy timelines:

  74. 74
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Best thing IDS has done for years.

  75. 75
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Are Labour-types allowed to have testicles, dear?

  76. 76
    Lynton Crosby says:

    One for conference I think.

  77. 77
    Ted Heath says:

    Champagne Socialist

  78. 78
    RomaBob, picking a pocket or two... says:

    Hmmmmmmm ‘e is not the Messiah, ‘e is a very naughty boy !

  79. 79
    Sir William Waid says:

    “Twitter Public Personality of the Year” – so it’s possible to be a winner and a loser at the same time!

  80. 80
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    I thought it was Neo-Guido that was the homosexual, dear?

  81. 81
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    That would be better, but this post is clearly in the gutter, and should be left there.

    Trying to raise it would cost credibility; helping to raze it is much more fun.

    Gardening gloves on, this may not be an uphill affair.

  82. 82
    Don't vote it only encourages them says:

    According to a survey, 40% of twats provide “pointless babble”.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve a nephew like Owen Jones. A complete prat, but I love him.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    I wouldnt be surprised if Nigel Farage threw in the towel before the next election.ukip are a right shower and he seems to be only one with a full deck in the whole organisation.He cant go on being chief cook and bottle washer indefinately.

  85. 85
    Tachybaptus says:

    I am very glad to say that, during almost five decades of sexual activity, I have never encountered a twat that uttered a single word.

  86. 86
    Sir William Waid says:

    The Tudors were Welsh, so that makes Princes Arthur, Henry and Edward Welsh Princes of Wales, surely?

  87. 87
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Was Dan Hodges involved in a hefty rear-end shunt whilst not wearing an approved seat belt, dear?
    His face appears to have visited windscreen-land, and beyond.

  88. 88
    Sir William Waid says:

    If he could grow a beard he would make an adequate garden gnome.

  89. 89
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    FTSE has not done too badly today – down 0.2%.

    It is just Centr!ca and SSE who got hammered.

    This is ‘funny':

    http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/CNA:LN

    SSE:LN is similar.

    Each down about 7% since his conference speech.

    What a reporter should point out is that Miliband has managed to do a Brown without being in office. That is much more worrying.

    If the UK runs out of gas this Winter, like it nearly did last Winter, then the public should consider alternative fuel sources such as Labour Party HQ.

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Almost had enough of these people.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    It’s just the sheer volume.Fry is like a rash on the BBC & Twitter & anywhere else he can shove himself.Sure he’s bright but he doesn’t half winge & hand wring & moan & sigh & witter on & on.

    Owen would be just as rash-like given the chance but as hardly anyone outside Twitter & The Independent has heard of him,he doesn’t count.

  92. 92
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Well, at least he has a towel.

    Word from Ed Balls is that Dave only needs a flannel.

    Vote UKIP. :-)

  93. 93
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Indeed. I heard the factory whistle blow as I was typing my, well-balanced, comment. The pond-life will have guzzled a few light and bitters by now.

  94. 94
    Universal Hiss says:

    Ooops.

  95. 95
    The Maimed Badger says:

    Come on Guido, let’s have a Graph on the Rise of Socialism & the Decline of Britain as a World Power / Empire

  96. 96
    do you read as assiduously as you write? says:

    HA! We’ve all done it, UH.

  97. 97
    Question Brine says:

    On QT tonight:

    Michael Gove, Wee Dougie Alexander, UKIP candidate Patrick O’Flynn, Will Self and journalist Louise Cooper.

    A UKIPPER on the panel should prove interesting.

  98. 98
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The Power companies reply.

    http://www.thegwpf.org/energy-companies-call-green-energy-stealth-taxes/

    This move will totally screw the Greenies once the public realise just how much of their money environmentalist Ed gave away in 2007.

  99. 99
    Bob from Ambridge says:

    Not my most provocative comment EVER, I’ll admit.

  100. 100
    Fist says:

    100dth

  101. 101
    Tachybaptus says:

    La Pasta di Spencer e Fleetwood has the answer:

    http://goo.gl/SuP0va

  102. 102
    M says:

    Owen jones should be on every tv channel , just before the election saying what he thinks with his champagne award .
    That”ll show um

  103. 103
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Get That Champagne Out Mother !!

    ITS KICK IDS and his ”Nasty Party” IN THE BOLLOCKS PARTY TIME !!

    A blind person took IDS and his Nasty Tory party to court and won. !! GOTCHA !!!

    My day has been elevated – thank you Surinder Lall. A BIG THANK YOU !!

    #bedroomtax

  104. 104
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Not intelligent enough

  105. 105
    BAFTA committee says:

    I’ve nominated Jones for the catagories of ‘Straw man argument of the year’,’ Made up statistics of the year’ and ‘irritating c unt of the year who is not Laurie Penny’.

  106. 106
    A Noob to Planet Earth says:

    Oh, OK. We quite like Will Self where I come from. I’ll tweak the coat-hanger and see if can’t beam it back home.
    Do you have Tescos on this crumby rock?

  107. 107
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Adherents of the religion of Peas don’t touch alcohol. Have a nice cup of tea instead and arrange a long time all night with a Somalian Jihadess.

  108. 108
    In the absence of Alan Bates and Oliver Reed says:

    Any truth inthe rumour that Ian Dale and Stuart Holmes are to appear intheChristmas Special of Strictly Come Dancing ?

  109. 109
    Knob Jockey says:

    Secretly?

  110. 110
    broderick crawford says:

    ohh… you mean john holmes

    as IN linda lovelace all those years ago …

  111. 111
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Be good to hear what O’Flynn and Gove have to save.

    Wee Dougie ‘I knifed my sister to further my own political career according to McBride’ Alexander could be asked an awkward question or two.

    Will Self: Why ??? Owen Jones would be more relevant.

  112. 112
    broderick crawford says:

    what with ?? … the mind veritably boggles .

  113. 113
    Chinki Davey says:

    “Break Bread” is homosexual parlance meaning to cup and tug another man’s testicles while you have his throbbing, erect, angry member forcing it’s way down your throat.

  114. 114
    Operation Yewtree -Public School division says:

    Dear Ernest, We will have two of our officers round to speak to you regarding some matters which have been drawn to our attention.

  115. 115
    Engineer says:

    Ask Yvette Ba – er, Cooper.

  116. 116
    Another Engineer says:

    Did anyone with inside knowledge of Ed’s speech sell them short?

  117. 117
    Engineer says:

    Eamonn Holmes? Bovis Holmes?

  118. 118
    Ippikin says:

    Do I detect a hint of sarcasm here.? The boy’s no more than a rampant rave of ideological clap-trap.
    Time he got a job and dicovered the real world.

  119. 119
    Knob Jockey says:

    Arse bandits of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your fusilli.

  120. 120
    broderick crawford says:

    the year after dearie … may 2015 … i know because …. it s the same time i will be undergoing my three yearly colonoscopy procedure .

    annus horribilis for all then …

  121. 121
    Operation Yewtree says:

    Guido lures Owen into his car with champagne a big bag of Haribo

  122. 122
    Owhine Jones. says:

    Look at this! It’s now an add on,you have to spend a tenner to get free postage!
    #BoycottAmazon.

  123. 123
    broderick crawford says:

    Tweenie ??

    More like a Twinkie .

  124. 124
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Well said, give that woman a pedicure!

  125. 125
    BBC Political Propaganda is in everything you watch says:

    A good choice in comparison with a foul-mouthed, hypocritical narcissist who calls herself a feminist but can’t bring herself to write one serious word about the oppression of women by Islam, two arrogant, talentless BBC leftie luvvies, and a leftie journalist who is infatuated with Tony Blair? The BBC will be all over this – Twitter and Lefties – their two favourite subjects in one.

  126. 126
    BBC Spokesperson says:

    We love Owen and Penny Red. That’s why we have them on so much, giving their balanced views to counteract any given by nasty Tory NF sympathisers.

  127. 127
    Question Brine says:

    Yeah but Self never shies away from ripping into Labour. He loathes Labour.

  128. 128
    ROLF says:

    Has Sir Brucie had his trial date fixed yet?

  129. 129
    Juan Kerr says:

    Shurely twat!

  130. 130
    I can't believe this, I honestly cannot says:

    Ross? Jonathan Ross?
    Who in their right mind would vote for him?
    honestly, a straightforward question.
    Who would vote for Jonathan Ross (besides himself obv)?.

  131. 131
    Don't get you knickers in a Fusilli says:

    Dear oh dear, just STFU Michael and get a cock in your mouth I’m sure you’ll fell a lot better about it.

  132. 132
    cuddly toy......cuddly toy......ribbed cherry-flavoured.......cuddly toy........anal beads...... says:

    Has he been charged with using a six-inch roller in a lewd manner yet, ROLF?

  133. 133
    Seriously says:

    Dan lost an eye in a pub brawl in the 90s, though the exact details are sketchy.

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    Is that twitter personality or twat of the year? he would get my vote for the latter

  135. 135
    Chris's y-fronts (not bulging) says:

    No, you really mean Owen Jones is a thrice used arsewipe.

  136. 136
    Stuart Hall says:

    No you got it all wrong, I’m presenting them in the all new ‘It’s a Knockout’ at wormwood scrubs.

  137. 137
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Blair has been very quiet…

  138. 138
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Just look at that shiny mong faced twat.

  139. 139
    Geedo's a bit behind the curve on this news says:

    First Geedo fails to report on Eric Joyce being charged with assault and facing trial next year. Now he’s behind the curve on Lord Rennard getting off the hook.

    There is “insufficient evidence” to prosecute former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard over allegations of sexual touching, the Metropolitan Police have said.

    The peer had been accused by female activists of inappropriate behaviour between 2003 and 2007.

    Lord Rennard, who denied the allegations, said he was “not surprised” he had not been charged.

    But the Lib Dems are to resume their own disciplinary investigation.

    A number of women accused the peer of abusing his position by inappropriately touching and propositioning them.

    In February, Scotland Yard began looking into whether any criminal activity had taken place and Lord Rennard was questioned in June.

  140. 140
    S.Lutt says:

    Think I’ll go and clean behind the fridge when that’s on.

  141. 141
    The Public says:

    What an utter waste of battery power

  142. 142
    Comment of the Day says:

    Of course, you are correct, Elsie. Fortunately, you’ll be dead soon and won’t have to worry about it.

  143. 143
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    An uphill affair indeed, when are you two going to get married?

  144. 144
    Man from the street says:

    Simple answer he doesn’t, c.u.n.t.s like this don’t know the meaning of hard knocks.

  145. 145
    Cowardly Turncoat Watch says:

    Guido, you are a weasel. This is all about positioning your blog for when your mates in the Tory party are dr iv en from power and UKIP fail to make it into parliament.

  146. 146
    little c'unt needs twatting... says:

    could we make sure henry paul picks him up for the awards ceremony thanks

  147. 147

    With all due deference, and those tosh expressions which people use when they are being insincere, but not of course in my case, we are talking of folk who primarily thought of themselves as Welsh, spoke Cymraeg as a first language, had the ancient Briton bodily characteristics of dark hair and hairy bollocks (even the women – OK I made that bit up – sorry my friend Paragnostic, do you still ever visit these pages now?)

    Those you mention clearly do not fit the bill.

  148. 148
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Check his Twitter timeline…

  149. 149
    George O says:

    May I attend to Sir’s towel now ?

  150. 150
    Miliband is stupid and evil says:

    Has Owen’s teacher given him permission to have the morning off school?

  151. 151
    Lord Rennard says:

    Old news. I’ve couriered a copy of this LP to all the woman concerned –

  152. 152
    Faggotry is a disease says:

    David & Johnathan, Oscar and Bosie, Elton and Furnish, Ben & Jerry, Mandy and the Brazilian male beach volleyball team?
    Jonesey is unlikely to be a one-boy boy as his rapid rise to BBC favour has shown, he must have passed an awful lot of oral exams to get onto so many different programmes.

  153. 153
    You'd like this under 139, I presume? says:

    TürdPress is a pile of wank.

  154. 154
    Man from the street says:

    Blue anonymous, I’m not sure if you have noticed but spouting bile on hear isn’t changing anyone’s mind on UKIP.

    You are just making yourself look stupid.

  155. 155

    @Engineer

    Ωs sweet Ωs.

  156. 156
    Ctesibius says:

    “The Welsh character is an interesting study,” said Dr. Fagan. “I have often considered writing a little monograph on the subject, but I was afraid it might make me unpopular in the village. The ignorant speak of them as Celts, which is of course wholly erroneous. They are of pure Iberian stock– the aboriginal inhabitants of Europe who survive only in Portugal and the Basque district. Celts readily intermarry with their neighbours and absorb them. From the earliest times the Welsh have been looked upon as an unclean people. It is thus that they have preserved their racial integrity. Their sons and daughters rarely mate with human-kind except their own blood relations. In Wales there was no need for legislation to prevent the conquering people intermarrying with the conquered. In Ireland that was necessary, for there intermarriage was a political matter. In Wales it was moral. I hope, by the way, you have no Welsh blood?”

    “None whatever,” said Paul.

    “I was sure you had not, but one cannot be too careful. I once spoke of this subject to the sixth form and learned later that one of them had a Welsh grandmother. I am afraid it hurt his feelings terribly, poor little chap. She came from Pembrokeshire, too, which is of course quite a different matter. I often think,” he continued, “that we can trace almost all the disasters of English history to the influence of Wales. Think of Edward of Carnarvon, the first Prince of Wales, a perverse life, Pennyfeather, and an unseemly death, then the Tudors and the dissolution of the Church, then Lloyd George, the temperance movement, Nonconformity and lust stalking hand in hand through the country, wasting and ravaging. But perhaps you think I exaggerate? I have a certain rhetorical tendency, I admit.”

    “No, no,” said Paul.

    “The Welsh,” said the Doctor, “are the only nation in the world that has produced no graphic or plastic art, no architecture, no drama. They just sing,” he said with disgust, “sing and blow down wind instruments of plated silver….”

    –Dr. Fagan, a schoolmaster in Decline and Fall (1928), by Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)

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    The Labour Party says:

    We lied through our teeth to start an illegal war and kill 500,000 civilians. We sat back and did nothing while the NHS murdered tens of thousands of Britons. We flooded the country with millions of immigrants and now our supporters can’t find jobs.

    But.. it’s the Tories who are nasty!

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    Bon Scott.

    Is it still OK to say that?

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    D notice needed says:

    whats happening over the guardian hard drives?

    Perhaps OJ can be construed as extension of this HD drive and be shut up.

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    Guido Fawkes says:

    Indeed. Don’t worry, though. Nobody will be affected.

  161. 161
    Man from the street says:

    You will have plenty of time to eat pasta when UKIP make you redundant next year.

  162. 162
    Lord Rennard says:

    That depends on which cheeks you’re looking at, sweetie.

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    Miliband has managed to do a Brown without being in office. That is much more worrying.

    Too true! Oh too true!

    Excellent comment.

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    Feeble commenter says:

    Corporal Jones was not as young as he looked. “Don’t panic, Captain Mainwaring”. That was his catchphrase.

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    @Another Engineer

    Another excellent question following the previous shrewd comment.

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    Headmaster says:

    I don’t think 16 year-olds are allowed to vote yet

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    Wanted:

    Someone to share cell with Charles Taylor at Wormwood Scrubs?
    Must be completely unethical.
    Preferred age 60 (as of 6 May this year.)

  168. 168
    Labour are Splitting says:

    Highlites from Labour Conference 2013:

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    tesco.com says:

    We do have a presence but we can’t match Sainsburys fish fingers between the wholemeal bread come-on, I’m afraid.
    See in-store for food ideas.

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    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Keeping-An-Eye-Out-For-Trouble Service says:

    The story has always been around that it was a case of “beer muscles,” although Dan will swear it happened whilst coming to the defence of a mate who was getting a (possibly well-deserved?) pummeling. The legend has only grown, as it has been claimed it was Dan coming to the aid of an inoffensive meek black person being harassed by a skinhead yobbo or three.

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    Owen Jones's mum says:

    Thank you, Mr Faawkes. Did you get Owen a nice fizzy bottle of lemonade so he can shake it and pop the lid and pretend he’s drinking champagne with the grown ups?

    When he’s finished, please send him home to clean his gerbil cage. His gerbil looks like it has been rolling around in poo again.

  172. 172
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    My pouch appears to be extremely dry today, dear.

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    RIP David Kelly says:

    Break bread, I’d sooner break his head, he is a tnuc of the highest order whose sole purpose in life is to destroy this country and all those who work to improve themselves and their lot!

  174. 174
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Owen Jones's mum says:

    Vagina, Elsie?

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    Someone says:

    I have no idea who Cashman is, but I think he is a knob.

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    I've done it again says:

    Time to do something different.

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    Owen Jones says:

    Mmm, yes, I noticed it. As good as a bidet but more pleasurable

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    Ted Heath the bandleader says:

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    Tyke says:

    Give over CO3, has this parasite like other MPs he twitters about ever had a proper job and added to the wealth of this country, that is the measure!

    FFS! Never has ‘Up their own Arses’ been so apt!
    Westminster-Bubble Gum!

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    Reader says:

    If you are willing to spend more than a nanosecond in the company of the phoney Owen Jones, your judgement is seriously impaired, Guido

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    Fantastic passage to quote, Ctesibius, and Evelyn was a mischievous old boy, not to mention a bit of a woofta, as you well know but I have three names to counter Dr Fagan’s claim:

    Clough Williams-Ellis

    All belonging to the same person of course. Like his next door neighbour at Plas Penrhyn, a socialist, unfortunately. Despite that a man of considerable vision.

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    Penfold says:

    Can I vote for him to be expunged from existence?

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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Ha ha, sunshine. When you work/drink hard all day, pissing about on these poncy blogs becomes mind-numbingly fiddly and I’d sooner be throwing darts at something real, that actually moves, than typing bollocks that one person reads, dear.

    Must motor – the afterburner on The Corsair is letting gas.

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    Ventilation, Elsie. Ventilation.

    Have you considered fitting an Expelblair?

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    Many words but not a single one cf. Kinnock.

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    Agony Aunt says:

    Guido is letting himself badly over this infatuation. if Guido has any friends who read this, they really ought to take him to one side and have a quiet word about this.

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    Ted Heath (hello oh oh sailor) says:

    The only percussion here love , is the sweet sound of my balls slapping against Owens arse

  189. 189
    mrsshitrit says:

    no no no no no no no no no no non non non non twinkle please no

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    Anonymous says:

    I didn’t think this dickhead had a personality.

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    God’s hairy bollocks!

    This is wrong! just plain wrong.

    That is all.

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    Engineer says:

    :-)

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Tory is a bye word for vile today.

    Where did the conservatives with a social conscience go to?

    They seem to have been replaced by ideological clones without human sympathy. A psychopaths party. With a trash PR guy fronting them up

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    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    It would be awesome if he could find something positive to say about the Conservatives / Coalition, and why we should vote for them.

    Even the Labour Troll’s come on and try to say good things about Miliband et al., while demonstrating poorly educated tourettes.

    IDS is a good egg, Theresa May is a good sell, Dave (when he isn’t doing dumb stuff) has a lot of good selling points.

    The inference from all the bile is that he has nothing good to say, or sell about the Conservative’s.

    Blue Anon:

    If you are unhappy with your own party, come to UKIP :-)

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    Sarah McRuin tweets says:

    Managed to buy Gord one of those nice Halloween costumes from Asda before they stopped selling them.

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    Halal bacon butties going cheap says:

    Labour types are allowed to have balls resting on their chin. It is an effective way of keeping them quiet.

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    Vermin says:

    I’d shove a red hot knitting needle down my Japs eye before I ‘d vote for that vile little Hunt.

    Shame on you Guido. Shame on you.

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    Reader says:

    Agreed

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    Fabians are Evil says:

    +1

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    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    They came to UKIP.

    Where those in Labour with a social conscience are now coming.

    Come join the party, if you like.

    Vote UKIP.

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    Anonymous says:

    How many times has Owen Jones been on the BBC today?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    “Are you thinking what I’mmmmm … thinking!!!!”

    There is something of the Andrew Marr about the lad … shirley not a sprog?

  203. 203
    Owin Journesse says:

    I’m a huge I- ah…

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    I am really happy today, and will be sharing a lot of comments with you. Now I do not have to follow my sequences, I can pump out the comments much more quickly.
    I would be interested to know whether regulars thought that the sequences were a good idea. I thought that they worked, and they certainly scared off the sockpuppets but there seemed to be a lack of interest in regulars preparing their own copies of the sequence so that they could tell whether comments appearing in my name were real or not. Please let me know.

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    REALWORLDER says:

    Do you think having a social conscience means confiscating the income of working people in order to subsidise the benefits for gangs of scrounging parasites, and others on the public payroll?

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    More private sector ripoffs for the taxpayer…

    “Nine A4e employees charged with fraud

    Nine who worked for Emma Harrison’s training company alleged to have forged documentation involved in reward payments”

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    The BBC Trough says:

    He must have made several thousand quid by now

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    “Energy price freeze: former Tory minister backs Ed Miliband plan

    Anthony Nelson, who served in John Major’s government, says action is needed because energy market is not working properly”

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Politics is like a sewage tank – the biggest chunks rise to the top.

    Oh yes and Owen Jones is a noxious little tw*t whose grip on reality and what normal people deal with is even more tenuous than Ed Millionaireband.

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    REALWORLDER says:

    How many times has he got up in the morning to go out to work?

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Left wing politics attracts losers like dog shit attracts flies

  212. 212
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    And bumming – don’t forget the bumming

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    We all wait hell it's hot says:

    Sorry G, I would need hell to freeze over, before I voted for the schoolboy even then I’d jump on my pen and pull the router from the phone line .

  214. 214
    REALWORLDER says:

    Easy done, get rid of the ludicrous green taxes and zero rate domestic energy for VAT!

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    A Labour troll says:

    Everyone s talking about Ed; stopped a war and took on energy companies. Meanwhile Cameron defends bonuses. What more do you need to know? Strange how Tories have suddenly lost interest in the suffering of Syrian children

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    robbie says:

    Please don’t vote for this twat. It will just encourage him. I’m surprised at you Guido, but maybe your head is still swirling after you fell by tripping up over his umbilical cord.

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    Mousey Mousey mouse you are a scouse says:

    Mousey shouldn’t you be moaning to your mate red Ed, wasn’t he in charge of energy at sometime during the 1997/2010 Liebour reign of terror, what with the fuel escalator and rates rises and the CO2 scam and all those Global warming laws you couldn’t expect anything else but energy to rise.

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Look at this from a different angle.

    Just consider, in light of your observations, just how worthy a recipient of this particular prize Owen is.

    I have been reading his tweets avidly for nearly a year now; the highs, the lows, the good, the bad. It wasn’t that long ago our Owen expressed genuine affection for ‘Colin’. A romance in a lunch-hour that would have made J!lly Co0per weep.

    But it is Owen’s documenting of the social struggle and how thinking evolves on the left which should be recognized.

    There is no Pullitzer prize yet for this new medium: A pity.

    These Tweets are off the radar of the Times Literary Supplement also: A shame.

    Consider these words – exclusive and unavailable anywhere else in the media or print world:

    Owen of course juxtaposing cobblers, the art of shoe making, with headline making, and the news. Genius.

    The last generation had Melvyn Bragg. The Twitter generation has Owen Jones.

    Now, if you don’t understand Owen, it’s Ok. He is a heady brew, complex, deep.

    But do consider voting for him, in this competition.

    Put to one side your doubts, your worries, and just vote.

    Your click could propel Jones into the annals of history as that voice on the left, that voice which shall forever echo loud in the hallowed temple of twitter.

    #lulz

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    M103 says:

    Well done Anthony Nelson, nice to learn that someone from the Tory sector is being very honest. Miliband is totally right. As for the greedy self serving energy companies they can squeal all they like.

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    Dreaming of the new Liebour world says:

    Lol, Ed stopped the war, planet Zog is next door, Ed waited until 1700hrs when the polls asking the public what they thought were out before making his mind up, it’s just like Broon saving the world, another Liebour dream.

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    Stuart Thomason says:

    Big corporations have been riding roughshod over the good people of this country for far too long. Between excessive profits, transfer pricing, tax dodging and huge, huge bonuses this has been a trough these money hogs have been dipping into for far too long. The scare stories from the energy companies are, quite frankly, disgusting and for the super-pig Mandelson to dig his manky snout in for his own financial gain adds hypocritical insult to the severe injury these merchants of greed have already inflicted. Well done Ed, you have already done better. Keep up the good work.

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    Land Rover/Toyota Land Cruiser on weekends Amazing Brit! says:

    Yes!

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    cock and bum fun says:

    The way to a BBC producer’s heart is through his arsehole.

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    cock and bum fun says:

    An excellent comment on an excellent comment.

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    Land Rover/Toyota Land Cruiser on weekends Amazing Brit! says:

    Get off my land. Tenants! Pff! Now as a senior non-exec direc. with an erec. for (water/rail/electric/gas/roads take your pick) I think I’ll give Dave’s party grandee a round of golf tomorrow and then lunch with Miliband’s peers on Sat. It’s about time you employees learn to grovel properly.

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    cock and bum fun says:

    So true.

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    Tax!, who pays tax says:

    What do you expect from big business, they bought the political rights and now want to get their money’s worth.

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    Europe is almost bust, rejoice rejoice says:

    The European Union last night demanded a £3.5 billion bailout from national governments, amid warnings it will run out of cash within months.
    In a blunt admission the EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski said: ‘We need additional funds to meet our legal obligations.’
    Britain’s share will be about £450 million.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2433931/EU-demands-3-5-billion-governments-afloat.html#ixzz2g27wr6lP
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Oh Hello – Do you know what a two-faced hypocrite is when you look in the mirror?

    I ain’t the only one to have noticed your pitiful MO. Hand the fee into the Westminster Arms for when I visit… and claim the growing fund.

  230. 230
    British Citizen says:

    EU ‘will run out of cash in months': Member states asked for £3.5billion to stay afloat… and Britain is told to hand over £450million

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20130327IPR06893/html/EU-set-to-run-out-of-funds-in-2013-says-Budgets-Committee-Chair

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2433931/EU-demands-3-5-billion-governments-afloat.html

    We should not pay them a penny.

    They promised to reform the CAP but then refused to. They have not produced a legal set of accounts in years. They are anti-democratic and corrupt. They are openly anti-Britain. The EU should go to hell.

  231. 231
    Owen Jones says:

    UP THE REVOLUTION BROTHERS!
     
     

  232. 232
    British Citizen says:

    We should not pay them a penny.

    They promised to reform the CAP but then refused to. They have not produced a legal set of accounts in years. They are anti-democratic and corrupt. They are openly anti-Britain. The EU should go to hell.

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    I'm calm and am voting UKIP says:

    Indeed.

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    burkers be gone says:

    Not a squeak on this anywhere else, still its only half a billion or so. UK news is so dumbed down that have taken to watching Russia Today and Al Jaz.

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    No Good Money After Bad says:

    The EU knew this was coming 6 moths ago. Did they cut their cloth to suit their means? No. They carried on pissing away British taxpayers’ money.

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20130327IPR06893/html/EU-set-to-run-out-of-funds-in-2013-says-Budgets-Committee-Chair

    The EU must be allowed to go bust.

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    Ed and Len bust machine says:

    M103 squeal they might but you will be squealing shortly when the investment dries up as a result and the fecking lights go out. Go out they will and lets hope your pc runs on fecking candles because by the the time ed and Len ave finished that’s all you will have left. I speak from experience from the 1970’s

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    Land Rover/Toyota Land Cruiser on weekends Amazing Brit! says:

    Didn’t Janus have two faces. Reminds me of this coalition and New Labour.

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    A Citizen says:

    EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski should be put in prison for running a fraudulent operation. He and the rest of the commissioners should certainly have all his salary, personal assets and bank accounts frozen while the missing money is sought.

  240. 240
    Jimmy says:

    So will Cameron or Osborne say no?
    I doubt it.

  241. 241
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Droughts, even seven year droughts happen.

    I do wish all the headless chicken’s running around as if it was the end of the world would – GET OVER IT.

  242. 242
    A Citizen says:

    Democracy has a credibility problem in the EU.

  243. 243
    A Citizen says:

    They ought to. We are the pipers and ought to start playing tunes we like. Here’s one for José Manuel Durão Barroso

  244. 244
    Dave the financially incompetent gay loving bastard says:

    Mere peanuts. £450 million is only the same as the amount I borrow every 36 hours, day after day after every fucking day.

  245. 245
    Anonymous says:

    and a few slaps – that would do him no end of good!

  246. 246
    Whippet lover says:

    But how could you tell if he was wearing it?

  247. 247
    Watcher says:

    What a twerp – Jones needs silencing not any form of recognition, he’s a laughable idiot.

  248. 248
    Whippet lover says:

    Agreed. Imagine if he won, he would be able to claim that the bigoted bile he spouts has a huge following.

  249. 249
    Whippet lover says:

    How many people have they murdered in NHS hospitals?

  250. 250
    Alistair Dossier says:

    You are an evil woman..Those costumes..with the blood on the straitjacket are an insult to poor…poor ill individuals..people who have mental problems..and bad…bad dreams.

    Really bad dreams..dreams that mean they can never sleep properly..

    Some of these people see in their dreams ..wells. wells..like in the desert..Like at an oasis..And when the dreamer..who is thirsty..so very thirsty..approaches he rejoices and he lowers the bucket down to the cool water.

    But the bucket makes a dull, splatting ‘ thonk’ noise at the bottom.
    ..And the dreamer looks into the well and it is full of bodies. Slain innocent Iraqi victims from car bombs. And accidental shootings. And failed kidnapping and sectarian murder…

    But the dreamer..lets call him Al..bert..yes.let’s say..Albert..He is so thirsty that he has to drink ..
    So he drinks the red, bloody water from the body filled well in the desert.

    I wonder what that dream means?

  251. 251
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Sequences worked Ok – but probably better for infuriating the sock puppets more than anything else.

    Most people wouldn’t bother to keep a list: Too much effort. (And I know it would be just cut / paste, but that is too much… :-) )

    Spotting when the sequence was wrong was one thing, but being sensitized that there was a problem so more notice taken of the written style as well as the number was much more effective.

    The only problem now is that the SC moniker, if making a more off hand remark may be treated with undue caution and be considered potential sock puppet more than before.

    Was interesting to see HvR referring to EU existential problems the other day in Tweet, especially considering the need for 3.5bn bailout that was also announced.

    Socialist practices have truly killed the EU by the look of it, and HvR is no where near speaking to Z&rathustra. Ideologically he has been banging rocks with the other monkeys trying to figure out what the black rectangle is. (Do you know ? ;-) ) Time for him to go, and not be replaced with Ed ‘HAL’ Miliband…

  252. 252
    Never Give in to Blackmail says:

    £450 million is just what they are admitting to wanting now. It will be more, you can bet your life on it.

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    Left wing mong troll spotter says:

    As a result of all the labour promises. I don’t mind you making the fucking point you Cnut but you never come up with a solution or mention the party that created this almighty cluster feckin the first p,ace

    Twat

  254. 254
    Moussa Cous Cous says:

    I cut and paste and paste and cut and cut and paste and paste and cut..gizza a job, Ed..I can write your speeches out of cut’n’pastes from the Guardian.

  255. 255
    Anonymous says:

    that cap fits, too.

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    Ctesibius says:

    It’s completely amazing isn’t it. “Nonconformity and lust stalking hand in hand through the country” is the sort of phrase you can never forget.

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    Land Rover/Toyota Land Cruiser on weekends Amazing Brit! says:

    On which note, spotted elsewhere (New Statesman): Feat. 4:
    Tom Watson on Grand Theft Auto
    He’s a man of the people! Likes lots of lunches too.

  258. 258
    Bang bang says:

    Cnut… That’s where you put caps other than a toy gun ( can you still get cap guns with those rolls of caps?) oh happy days

  259. 259
    Anonymous says:

    more like Owen put the poor gerbil up his bottom.

  260. 260
    Ippikin says:

    Strange, I thought their arseholes were just below their noses. Now where their noses are generally to be found is an entirely different matter.

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    Lampshade says:

    I would feel dirty endorsing the creep.

    Guido should wash his keyboard in soapy water for making such a repulsive suggestion.

  262. 262
    Whippet lover says:

    Owen Jones doesn’t need to puff himself up any more than he already does.

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    Prick Robinson impartial BBC mong says:

    Owen Jones spouting shite on the BBC again.

  264. 264
    Ippikin says:

    Trouble is that Owain was ultimately a loser, bold and brave as he may have been, miguided also fits the bill.

  265. 265
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Iain Dale accepts police caution, admits his foreplay techniques need work on.

  266. 266
    Eh says:

    Thank fuck I don’t bother with twitter if those
    names are the best.

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    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    Dave failed to win a majority in spite of Gorgon’s diabolical fuck up.
    He formed a coalition with the LibDumps. He’s doubling the Debt left by the Liebour morons. All the bastard has done is legalise gay marriage.
    He is not fit to be Prime Minister.

  268. 268
    QT Watch says:

    O’Flynn on QT points out the Miliband was responsible for green energy policy, and now appears to be standing back. Also questioned whether green subsidy and investment in green energy had bought a government blind eye to some of the irregularities in pricing.

    Alexander is looking like a frightened rabbit.

    Will Self has also pointed out that energy market does not work as energy is not a fungible good.

    Alexander is claiming that Centrica has highest profit, but lowest investment in terms of energy production. This latter point is likely because the green energy production being invested in is low capacity: Worst bang for buck in terms of investment.

  269. 269
    Ippikin says:

    God didn’t have bollocks – he was born with a black hairy fanny cleverly concealed beneath his burka.

  270. 270
    QT Watch says:

    Is Ed M right man to be PM ?

    Will Self brought up McBride, Alexander looks very uncomfortable. Self pointed out that there did not seem to be many ‘friends’ according to McBride. Thinks Ed good.

    O’Flynn, wearing a UKIP tie, said neither Dave / Ed good. Ed M: ‘comfort blanket for Labour activitsts’ Not good as they will take UK further into EU.

    Alexander thinks Ed good, wearing a blue tie.

    Gove is wearing a purple tie.

    Talking about debate, Gove would not comment on whether UKIP should be present or not. Southshield byelection changed Miliband’s mind on the issue. Gove on Milibands speech: did not mention education, social mobility, but otherwise a bravura speech. Feels Miliband is not willing to stand up to people holding back progress in Labour. Gove held up piece of plain paper to show Labour Education policy.

    The polls say:

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    QT Watch says:

    Labour education policy, demonstrated by Gove:

    Classic.

  272. 272
    Browned says:

    Wee Dougie Alexander has just landed Gordon Brown in the shit by clearly implying Brown knew what McPoison was up to. A lot of you slam Dimbleby but he put Alexander on the spot and pressed him over Brown for a few minutes.

  273. 273
    QT Watch says:

    Danny Alexander confirms he sought McBrides sacking, and spoke to Gordon Brown. Then denied Brown had knowledge.

    Alexander, questioned by Gove, confirmed that Miliband, Darling also did, but would not confirm Ed Balls.

    Still maintained that Brown had no knowledge.

    Will Self: ‘Politics is show business for ugly people’

    Gove: Douglas Alexander is politician who would not be involved in activities such as that which McBride was engaged in. (What about his sister though ???)

    Will Self: Pointed out that Gove was a master of the dark arts.

    O’Flynn criticised Gove’s lack of support for Grammar school, but pointed out he was a massive improvement on Balls. Several in the audience raised the issue of Gove’s no confidence from NUT.

  274. 274
    Ed Moribund says:

    Hey! he’s stealing our idea!

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    burkers be gone says:

    Rabbit stare Alexander preaching the usual “be vigilant in shopping centres”. Not good enough. Ban face coverings and better still the whole cloak. Time for big change.

    UK–leading terror exporters need to clean up their population.

  276. 276
    QT Watch says:

    Detail on immigration: Spot where Labour got into power, and were put out of power.

    Powerful confirmation of UKIP arguments.

  277. 277
    David Vance says:

    Hilarious. Where’s my Biased BBC Live Chat gone, then?

  278. 278
    Nope says:

    It’s safer to shop online, dear, and be ready with a pot of strong pepper when the delivery man knocks.

  279. 279
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

    DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY WITH DIANE FATBOTT ( C-LIST WANNABE )

  280. 280
    burkers be gone says:

    Advise a rename honey…how about……nob.

  281. 281
    QT Watch says:

    Will Self puts good argument against living in police state – points out that people living in London should be more anxious about their children being killed in road accident than terrorist incident: Statistically, much more likely to be killed by car in London.

    Some pro-Kenyan government mong in the audience called for more support to be given to the Kenyan government.

    Gove tells Self to shut up on the issue of terrorism, Self asks Gove if he wants to take it outside.

    Scrapping HS2 question got a big clap from the audience, apparently in support of scrapping it.

  282. 282
    Fireworks says:

    Popcorn fans! If you’ve avoided Question Time, you’ve missed a corker. A few minutes ago Michael Gove lost his temper with leftie twat Will Self and it was a blinder of an outburst. Unbelievably, Self then attempted a pathetic joke saying “let’s take it outside”. I expect Guido will upload it tomorrow.

  283. 283
    QT Watch, the UKIP view says:

    Patrick O’Flynn the UKIP candidate and Daily Express chief political commentator
    doing very well and sounding the most sensible of the lot.

    Will Self, as much as I’d like to like him, always blows it at some point in his desire to subjugate himself and his country to Islamism.

  284. 284
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Who is Louise Cooper? She’s a fucking idiot.

    Will Self almost talking sense at one point but then reverted to being a childish, petulant dick – “Let’s take it outside”

  285. 285
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Not a UKIP supporter but O’Flynn certainly best performance on the panel.

  286. 286
    Bised BBC cutbacks-wallah says:

    We had to push it back into the 3.30am slot, which is gaining less viewers by the minute.
    Phwooaar. I bet that bird from The Express ‘whooshes’ when she puffs.

  287. 287
    QT Watch says:

    Louise Co0per quotes:

    – ‘Economic analysis, schmalysis’
    – ‘I’ll let you into a secret: Economic models don’t work’

    It must be getting late, and she hasn’t been able to contribute on any other issue as the audience seems to be not full of activists and somewhat smart tonight.

  288. 288
    anon says:

    God help us if Self ever got near running this country. What a tosser.

  289. 289
    UKID DING says:

    Lol.

  290. 290
    The Loony Left says:

    Judging by the oil slick atop his barnet, he’s having trouble running his shower.

  291. 291
    QT Watch, the UKIP view says:

    I salute the Kenyan gentleman in the QT audience who stood up to Will Self, and declared the Islamists “evil”.

    It was a breath of Kenyan fresh air after all these cowards in the UK who will not stand up and say what needs to be said.

  292. 292
    Biased BBC cutbacks-wallah says:

    We saw it, dickhead. Get a job.

  293. 293
  294. 294
    i'm a tori and i vote for bum-sex, high taxes and muhammedans says:

    Another tory intellectual with an erudite insight!

  295. 295
    QT Watch says:

    Can somebody please tell this c’unt to just fuck off out the UK:

    – Persona non grata / #chilcot

  296. 296
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    This blog blows itself all the time, dear.

  297. 297
    +++SNOOZE ALERT+++ says:

    +++NOBODY CARES+++

  298. 298
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I get the feeling she must be the bastard love child of the late Max Bygraves with lines like that.

  299. 299
    What a minger says:

    Christ on a bike, if you thought Osborne’s hairstyle was bad, Jacqui Seven Bellies on This Week has a hairstyle that makes the phrase Bad Hair Day the understatement of the decade. And she now has a quadruple chin. Imagine waking up next to that.

  300. 300
    Earl at Wonga says:

    Does that actually mean anything?

  301. 301
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Personal grooming and hygiene is not a big priority for Will. He also never buys a round.

  302. 302
    Justice says:

    I want him to stay, preferably living out his days alone on a sink estate surrounded by Roma metal thieves and Iragi refugees.

  303. 303
    QT Watch says:

    It was a good point the guy made, but given the political situation in Kenya at present just a little fishy.

    He was asking for foreign aid in the arms sense, which would perhaps not be sensible just at the moment.

    He was accurate though in describing the Al-S’habaab mob as being evil: They are pure evil.

  304. 304
    +++SNOOZE ALERT+++ says:

    I think Will Self was above any petty nig-nog utterances.

  305. 305
    QT Watch, the UKIP view says:

    Will Self revealing a rather nasty misogynist streak as he referred to her sneeringly as this woman on the panel.

    He won’t get to lefty heaven like that.

  306. 306
    Guido Fawkes says:

    No one reads this far down.

  307. 307
    anon says:

    Jacqui Trougher should be doing penal work not lording it on kebabs at beeboid ie our expense.

  308. 308
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Yep – O’Flynn very good.

    Only one criticism: When he is going through the party line and addressing the audience he should not be so obvious in reading off a script.

    Good first showing, hopefully next time he can get on message without overdoing it and obviously reading from his script.
    :-)

  309. 309
    Guido Fawkes says:

    lol Earl. HIRED.

  310. 310
    non-blogger who non-blogs for a good reason says:

    It’s true, nobody does care.

    What’s the point in copying someone else’s blog?

  311. 311
    Mr Smith says:

    She’s not going to work on my penis.

  312. 312
    Nope says:

    I recommend actual pain and death, dear.

  313. 313
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Goes to the same hair stylist as Worzel Gummidge by the look of it.

    I wonder if she has her political head on.

  314. 314
    blog nancy says:

    Bald Steve can’t be arsed to fire it up these days

  315. 315
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He’s married to Debbie Orr for God’s sake. Surely he’s made enough sacrifices for the Sisterhood by that, so allow him a bit of misogyny when he’s off the leash.

  316. 316
    What a minger says:

    Seven Bellies just admitted everyone in Labour knew what McPoison was up to.

  317. 317
    UKID DING says:

    Transference.

  318. 318
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    BITCH !

  319. 319
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Your faith in Will is touching. Clearly you have never met the man.

  320. 320
    Nu-Labour Nokia Nurse says:

    Yes, she did.

    But then everyone here knew it too.

  321. 321
    Richard Chimney says:

    Hence the tissues.

  322. 322
    The Al Gore Rhythm-Method says:

    I heard that his, terminally dull, stooges had all gone down with aids. It can’t be coincidental that PMQs Live Chat no longer appears here on a Wednesday?

  323. 323
    Irony Gordon says:

    Irony is a double-edged sword which should be handled with care.

  324. 324
    QT Watch, the UKIP view says:

    Fair point. Their evenings must be a veritable smorgasbord of anti-semitism and Anglophobia.

  325. 325
    Nobby Pickens says:

    You’re just a catalogue of unfunny names with nothing to say on-topic, aren’t you?

  326. 326
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He’d be organising the metal theives in no time and sending stern letters to the editor of the local freesheet about what an unfair image the portray of the poor Roma.

    Not sure who the Iragis are but I’m sure Ali would have them on side.

  327. 327
    REALWORLDER says:

    No her corrupt thieving socialist bitch head was on.

  328. 328
    Prof. Dan Gleebitz B.S.E. (retd.) says:

    Thanks, honey ; -)

  329. 329
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I hear they rarely spend their evenings together if they can possibly avoid it.

    Such busy people. Copy deadlines, you know…

  330. 330
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    SO WHAT ??

  331. 331
    +++SNOOZE ALERT+++ says:

    He injected Margaret Thatcher with heroin on his own private jet while Denis licked her out.
    That’s good enough for me.

  332. 332
    Never voting Labour again. says:

    You are Chukka Umunna and I claim my five pounds.

  333. 333
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Yes I forgot. Unlike Worzel that’s the only head she has.

  334. 334
    Alice says:

    What twisted thinking that is! That because fewer people have been killed by Islamic terrorism so far than by road accidents we should all relax and forget about it, ffs!

  335. 335
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Is that you Will.

    Sounds like you.

  336. 336
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    On ‘This Week': Jacqui Smith. all saucy grins, when asked about Damian McBride and if people knew what he was getting up to, and says ‘Look, I knew what Damian Bride was getting up to. Lots of us knew what Damian McBride was getting up to.’

    She has some brass neck when she denies that all of politics was like that, recalling the Damian Green affair which saw her out of office.

    Seems to have fond memories of him…

  337. 337
    blog nancy says:

    Kewl. I can’t say I’d noticed. My milkman, Abdul, comes on Wednesdays.

  338. 338
    Anonymous says:

    Patrick O’Flynn sounds very coherent for a QT panellist.

  339. 339
    Axe The BBC NOW, oh, leave the This Week part, if you like says:

    why are you so obsessed with these morons?

  340. 340
    The British Public says:

    When are we going to re-nationalize the BBC?

  341. 341
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Will is a keen pedestrian so the dangers of road transport are always uppermost in his mind.

    Actually he has a point – you are far more likely to mown down by a twittering yummy mummy in a 4×4 on a zebra crossing than bombed by a jihadist in the UK.

  342. 342
    Answer says:

    Quite funny.

  343. 343
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The point is valid, but totally ignoring terrorism is not possible.

    I think the point he was trying to make was that instead of being in a permanent state of irrational paranoia about terrorism in the UK, and allowing this to affect daily life unnecessarily, it would be better for government to be a bit more responsible in how it gets the message across and how the media report.

    People should get risks into perspective.

    Looking at it from this point of view, it is cheaper and easier for government to have people worried about terrorism, a threat they know is quite low in the UK. Government can then look good without actually doing much, whilst at the same time maintaining order by projecting fear easily. There is also issue of money being directed to foreign aid / arms companies also.

    If people did wake up to the fact that the roads are very dangerous and very much a clear and present danger day to day, then people would start to ask for something to be done about that. Difficult for government to deliver on, and very expensive to address.

    He didn’t make the point quite like this as he was shouted down by Alexander and Gove quite swiftly, but that was the direction he was going in.

  344. 344
    Answer says:

    Because he has nothing better to do.

  345. 345
    Anonymous says:

    Did anyone else hear Smith refer to the Kenyan terrorists (Sorry, BBC, “militants”) as “al-kebab”?

  346. 346
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Maybe he just likes typing, dear.

  347. 347
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Because some of them could end up running the country again in 2015.

    That would be bad.

  348. 348
      says:

    LOL

    Na nights

  349. 349
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Unless the Monday morning cartoon is accurate, we may know of one person who one morning did wake up next to that.

  350. 350
    Juan Kerr says:

    Careful now, Danny is the Beaker lookalike in the Libdems. Think you mean wee Dougie.

  351. 351
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Fucking hell, give that man a gold medal in weight lifting!

  352. 352
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He sounded very coherent for a UKIPer.

    The more they get of Colonel Blimp types like Bloom and attract serious people like O’Flynn, the more credible they become.

  353. 353
    QT Watch says:

    Yes – whoops – wee Dougie Alexander did indeed confirm that Gordon was made aware of McBride’s activities, asked to fire him, but did not.

    YouGov/Sun Poll Tonight:

    Lab   : 40% 
    Con   : 33%
    UKIP  : 11% 
    LD    :  9% 
    
  354. 354
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Understandable.

    Her several bellies were probably rumbling.

  355. 355
    Owen Jones's pet gerbil says:

    For the love of Frith, please, someone call the RSPCA!

  356. 356
    Anonymous says:

    Self’s big hygeine problem is in the space between his ears.

  357. 357
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    Real socialists drink IrnBru.

  358. 358
    Anonymous says:

    “in a permanent state of irrational paranoia about terrorism in the UK” Really? Have you noticed what’s happening around the world? Islamic terrors are everywhere. The nutters would do anything to strike here.
    The moment we drop our guard the relative risk, in that fatuous analogy, will reverse. And some!

  359. 359

    @9:06 pm

    Did you sockpuppet CO3’s reply as well?

    On what other people thought of my algorithm, I could not give a damn. But I could use it very easily to show that your posts were not genuine as you weedily attempted to improve your vapid prose style and correct your punctuation. But you never successfully guessed the next valid number.

    I may bring it back should I feel like it. Do not expect the same approach.

  360. 360
    Anonymous says:

    is he old enough to have a drink?

  361. 361
    Genesis 38:9 says:

    Why attempt to give up masturbation when you can so easily post something on Guido Fawkes blog?

  362. 362
    StevieBC says:

    And who is this 12 year old ‘Owen’ then?
    …no it’s OK I’ve lost interest…

  363. 363
    Cy Kyertryst says:

    Liebour’s dreams are the nightmares of normal folk.

  364. 364
    G Bloom says:

    Vote UKIP!.

  365. 365
    DC says:

    The odious Hamiltons must go Nigel, they will be a massive liability at election time, the tabloids will have a field day.

  366. 366
    Moshe Dyan says:

    Kerry has nuclear talks with Iran, bombing schedule not yet agreed.

  367. 367
    That's enough Eds, Ed! says:

    Still a prize knob despite your endorsement, Geed!

  368. 368
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    Who exactly is this Owen Jones character?

    I have never heard of him other than here.

  369. 369
    No Good Boyo says:

    I most certainly would not set my moral or intellectual compass around Jacqui Smith if I wanted to get on in the world.

  370. 370
    Anonymous says:

    Oh so thats Owen Jones, I switched over to Bargain Hunt…

  371. 371
    TWat's Son says:

    Has OJ ever had a proper job?

  372. 372
    Village Idiot says:

    ….Too much Rose Talc!

  373. 373
    Dr Strangelove says:

    Comparing road traffic accidents to terrorism is a bit silly. The lethal capacity of one motor vehicle is limited to perhaps a dozen deaths at any one time, the lethal capacity of a terrorist is unquantifiable.

  374. 374
    Village Idiot says:

    ……In my expert opinion my advice, “Do not eat cheese before bedtime”

  375. 375
    cock and bum fun says:

    Typically narrow minded comment – you should join UKIP you bigot.

    What greater achievement could there be than to enable sodomites to take each up the aisle.

    Rejoice.

  376. 376
    Err says:

    Professional basketball player.

  377. 377
    cock and bum fun says:

    And a new pair of glassess

  378. 378
    Burl Ives says:

    The fox released to chase chicks again. Must be a mighty -fine town-o

  379. 379
    Bleedin' Obvious says:

    BBC:- ‘Sleep – key to tackling obesity’

    The longer these fatties sleep, the less time they have to eat. Next.

  380. 380
    redhill rosie says:

    Someone will have to show him which end of the broom is up.

  381. 381
    redhill rosie says:

    That bit about three yobbos… wasn’t that the great mentalist’s excuse too?

  382. 382
    but says:

    Road accidents aren’t caused by religious nutters
    who treat women worse than animals and are
    intent on ruling the world.

  383. 383
    Anonymous says:

    Picture in your mind a turd in a bottle.

  384. 384
    RomaBob, picking a pocket or two... says:

    Just a little boy, who is also a gobshite !

  385. 385
    As I remember says:

    I don’t watch QT any more.
    Wish I’d seen that though.

  386. 386
    A girlie says:

    He’s a vile pompous twat.
    I’d avoid spending time with him too.

  387. 387
    nah says:

    It can’t be Self.
    Far too succinct.

  388. 388
    om Catesby says:

    Who is this Owen Jones? Should a fourteen year old have charge of a full champagne bottle?

  389. 389
    Tom Catesby says:

    ‘T’

  390. 390
    Tom Catesby says:

    What balls?

  391. 391
    redhill rosie says:

    Wrong verb. You meant abolish/close down/dismantle/demolish/vapourise etc etc.

    The answer to your question is thus: The sooner the better.

  392. 392
    BBC Political Propaganda is in everything you watch says:

    Are the BBC going to give him his own chat show next? Just in time to influence the General Election?

  393. 393
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Talking of gerbils, Richard Gere and wife are divorcing ‘to pursue different lifestyles’. If I was a small rodent I’d be worried.

  394. 394
    truelabour says:

    Because everyone cares don’t be so negative my friend.

  395. 395
    truelabour says:

    We care my friend

  396. 396
    Anonymous says:

    Grow your own Owen Jones. Perhaps the BBC could use and save some cash?

  397. 397
  398. 398
    uh says:

    [s]s[/s]
    [strike]strike[/strike]
    vs
    vstrike

  399. 399
    I can see who the real benefit scroungers are - MPs says:

    !


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