October 3rd, 2013

End of a Chapter

Power Trip
Guido has taken a week to read and review Damian McBride’s book for the Spectator and taking the opportunity to clarify for the record:

“On a personal note, as McBride’s nemesis, allow me to correct at least one of his claims. He spins that I was ‘playing with a stacked deck’, running ‘a mysterious dark-arts operation’ against him. The truth is that when Derek Draper tried to portray Iain Dale (now McBride’s publisher) and myself as racists, it pricked the conscience of a fair-minded Labour party source. I got a phone call out of the blue telling me that there were emails that could prove that Downing Street, in the form of the PM’s press adviser himself, was behind those smears. Ironically, McBride’s confession in Power Trip that he would — in breach of the Official Secrets Act — surreptitiously log in to Brown’s secure government email system and retrieve information to repackage and leak to the lobby, means that, of the two of us, he is the one likely to be in trouble for email hacking.”

Reading the details of the book reminded Guido just how hard a whack McBride got given. The full review is here


361 Comments

  1. 1
    Ad Mirer says:

    Busy week for Guido, must have stayed sober. Have a few tonight

  2. 2
    Drake's Drum says:

    Do we care? We don’t.

  3. 3
    Officer Crabtree says:

    “surreptitiously logged in to Brown’s secure government email system…”- utter balls. Brown is neck deep in all the smearing that went on. McBride was merely his attack dog. The one-eyed mong is as nasty as his Rottweiler.

  4. 4
    Butch Dave says:

    is there still tome to wish Joe Hart and all the other world class football persons playing for Abu Dhabi First XI the best of British against the Hun tonight?

  5. 5

    I predict a dicking for Shitty. 3-1 to the Hun.

  6. 6
    nellnewman says:

    Not really credible to believe that gurninggordon did not know what mcbride was up to.

    That would be a bit like saying that alastaircampbell had nothing to do with the dodgier dossier and the death of D r D a v i d K e l l y.

  7. 7
    Gidders says:

    If I remember McBride went to the same school as Fawkes the Elder, so they probably knew each other personally, so there might have been hostility between them from that time Fawkes the Elder is 3/4 years older than McBride (I cannot believe McB is only 43 he looks 55 yo

  8. 8
    THE FREE STATE says:

    LATEST:Plans unveiled to make Republic of Ireland “tobacco-free” by 2025

  9. 9
    Whereas in the real world... says:

    ….the claim that he ‘hacked’ into Browns e mail is incredulous nonsense designed to exculpate Brown from any responsibility for this cancer which brown was in reality at the heart of.

  10. 10
    Gidders says:

    To be fair, did Gordy really know what was going on at that time away.

  11. 11
    And says:

    GUido looks…?

  12. 12
    Just wondering says:

    So did Brown give his password to the sewer manager or did he surreptitiously watch Brown type it in to his computer, didn’t they both sit with desks next to each other, why didn’t Brown change his password if the thought it was compromised, why didn’t he change it when he became PM or why didn’t IT change it, summit smells.

  13. 13
    Match of the yesterday says:

    Are you sure the match is tonight and are you working from Theresa Mays fixture list ?

  14. 14
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    The labour hive has been breached. Send for the BBC’s very own drone, Alistair Campbell. Does the BBC actually realise that they are giving air time to the biggest labour smear agent ever. Just how thick are socialists?

  15. 15
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    McBride would not have dared to do anything without Brown’s authority. Balls and Miliband both knew what was going on and agreed with it. Oh how they all lie and practice to deceive.

  16. 16
    Eric Hobsbawn says:

  17. 17
    Al Capone says:

    Ah prohibition. I can see a new business plan forming.

  18. 18
    5 + 2 says:

    Like anyone who’s been on the David Cameron diet.

  19. 19
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Wasn’t that kind of thing tried in America in the 1920s with alcohol, that worked didn’t it?. St Patrick’s day massacre.

  20. 20
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Brown certainly knew what was going on in the banks and praised them highly for it before it all went tits up.

  21. 21
    I so fucking would says:

    With his clothes on, yes.

  22. 22
    Tachybaptus says:

    Probably the password was PASSWORD.

  23. 23
    Tachybaptus says:

    Valentine, not Patrick.

  24. 24
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Ireland, St Patrick, Tobacco, savvy?.

  25. 25

    That is totally unsafe!

    Mine is 1234.

  26. 26
    Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

    Labour are panicking because that scumbag Campbell is mouthing off everywhere. Everyone knows that Ed Multimillionairebands father was a UK hating traitor that would have sold us out for free.

  27. 27
    Twitch says:

    Do they know?

    Of course they do and they know that any claims the medicated one didn’t know are utter tosh too. The BBC is as corrupt as their political wing, Labour.

  28. 28
    Someone says:

    Who cares?

  29. 29
    jmf says:

    Just a thought, not a squeak out of the ball of lard Watson, in hiding maybe. He was I believe Campbells bag carrier.

  30. 30
    And Now Folks says:

    Amazon has taken an ‘ethical lead’ in removing more than 100 foie gras products from its UK website.

  31. 31
    Round the Bend says:

    Reservoir dogs look alike, that bunch are much lower then them.

  32. 32
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    It is pretty laughable that of all people they get AC onto the airwaves again, a self confessed depressive and alcoholic who writes soft porn Mills and Boon type novellas in his spare time (and don’t mention the Iraq war or DK).

  33. 33
    illogical says:

    Literally, nobody.

  34. 34
    Owned Jones says:

    Bit of a sweetie wasn’t he.

  35. 35
    EU Watch says:

    The Span!sh are still not playing ball in G!braltar:

  36. 36
    Maqboul says:

    Of course Brown gave it out. Do you think snot gobbler typed his own emails? Men if Destiny have little scribes for such base work.

  37. 37
    Ah! Monika says:

    Welcome, somewhat belatedly to the ” Comment Of The Day ” club.

    You now need to beat my record of two consecutive awards

  38. 38
    Fish says:

    We’re fuck3d wherever we swim.

  39. 39
    The Daily Mail says:

    Right to left

    mr pink
    mr black
    mr red
    &
    mr yellow

  40. 40
    Maqboul says:

    I buy most my shit from Amazon. Their tax dodging ways is one of the reasons, the other is that they sell everything you could ever want.

    But if they are taking a haughty moralistic stance as a sop to the “ethical” lobby then they can fuck right off. I hope this backfires, the spineless fuckers.

  41. 41
    Bright Eye says:

    Looks like they have dropped 2 of them

  42. 42
    Mad Bad Al 'Mureder' Campbell says:

    Come sign my petition or I’ll give you the Steafel treatment:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/debate-with-me-or-a-professional-broadcast-interviewer-on-tv-the-attack-on-ed-miliband-s-father-and-the-role-of-the-daily-mail-in-the-uk-s-national-debate?sign_only=fe

    Over 27,000 signatures so far, most from D r D a v i d K e l l y

  43. 43
    If gibraltar really is like a slice of old fashioned Britain... says:

    Corporal Jones! Phone Pike and Fraser and tell them to come at once to the seafront by the novelty rock emporium. And tell them to bring the Lewis gun!

  44. 44
    Roger Hargreaves says:

    All look like Mr Tw4t to me.

  45. 45
    Maqboul says:

    Was he a gayer as a young’un?

  46. 46
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    3/10 for review in the Speccie. Must try harder.

  47. 47
    Roger Hargreaves says:

    #38

  48. 48
    jmf says:

    Maybe Bradford could be made bacon free

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    LITHIUM, actually

  50. 50
    Mrs Owned Jones says:

    If you want to stay up for Question Time then do your homework first.
    And have a bath and put your pajamas on after Hollyoaks

  51. 51
    Roger Hargreaves says:

    Right to Left:

    Mr Grumpy
    Mr Rude
    Mr Nosey
    &
    Mr Forgetful

  52. 52
    Cutie says:

    Which right-of-left simpletons are going to bore our eyes off on QT tonight?

  53. 53
    REALWORLDER says:

    While that gang of spivs and traitors were busy with their factional in fighting and back stabbing for personal gain, the economy was going to hell in handcart.
    Illegal wars, selling off the gold reserves for a pittance and the rest of it, Miliband was up to his scrawny socialist neck in it yet he carries on with an air of wounded innocence when his background comes under scrutiny .

  54. 54
    Diane Abbongo-bongott says:

    I am little miss massive.

  55. 55
    M'Learned Friend says:

    Has he been reported to the plods, Guido? Confession to an offence under s.1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 … Or is that only used for prosecuting journalists and policeman?

  56. 56
    Crisp Ackham says:

    Brown needs to explain.

    He is hiding.

    At taxpayer’s expense.

    He wrote about about courage.

    Coward.

  57. 57
    Fuck Nose says:

    Does it matter? Hang on while I Google it…..

  58. 58
    Dr Hawkings (in his Ed-like robot voice) says:

    Black hole.

  59. 59
    Fuck Nose says:

    Oh, right. There’s a wannabe wannabe, a has-been wannabe, some Welsh wannabe, some other twat, etc. etc.

  60. 60
    Universal Hiss says:

    Right to left or left to right;

    Miss Takes

  61. 61
    Cutie says:

    No Dimbleby, then?

  62. 62
    QT Watch says:

    Here we go:

    G’rant S’happs (punished for mis-deeds in previous life)
    Y’vette C’ooper (Ed Balls’ social worker)
    K’irsty W’illiams (leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats)
    M’ehdi H’asan (mong)
    Q’uentin L’etts (parliamentary sketch writer of the Daily Mail)

    Looks to be a fun line up. Three way B!tch fight between Quent!n, Mehd! and Yvette could be fun.

    The rest of the show likely to be waste of time.

  63. 63
    Ilias Kasidiaris says:

    Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris and fellow lawmakers Ilias Panagiotaros and Nikos Michos left the court to cheers of “bravo” from patriotic Greek supporters.

    “We will not back down!” Mr Michos told the patriots. “You can only stop us with bullets. Even from the grave, we will rise up – know this well.”

    Later their website published the following statement:

    “Golden Dawn, now stronger and more determined than ever, will continue its legal political struggle to free our land and people from the international loan sharks and domestic servants of foreigners”.

    “Golden Dawn will not die – Greece will be victorious!”

  64. 64
    REALWORLDER says:

    LEFT TO RIGHT Hunts

  65. 65
    REALWORLDER says:

    I MEANT C-UNTS

  66. 66
    Not Roger Hargreaves says:

    Right to Left:

    Mr Mental
    Mr Nasty
    Mr Cannot-add-up-yet-was-setting-economic-policy-wtf?
    &
    Mr Denial

  67. 67
    Fuck Nose says:

    You really want me to do all that again?
    OK. There’s a wannabe wannabe, a has-been wannabe, some Welsh wannabe, some other twat and an, over-bloated, supercilious BBC tart etc. etc.

  68. 68
    Self Employed says:

    PM giving Alky Campbell full vent this evening about the DM Group! Cnuts!!

    Mail exists to counter the evil vile axis of Liebour( millibars, Balls, Campbell, McBride etc) & Grauniad & Al-Beeba(Toenails, Further, Davies, Naughtie etc)

    Campbell is a Cnut who is so brass necked !!

  69. 69
    Labour are Splitting says:

    Ed Miliband should comment on this:

    ‘Even from the grave, we will rise up – know this well.’

    Is his father a national security risk ?

  70. 70
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    The sensible alternative would be to make Bradford M***** free.

  71. 71

    Thank you for your kind words.

    My many perversions do not extend to beating.

    Actually, I am a previous winner from a few years back but am too naturally modest to direct you there (meaning I cannot find it now!)

    Glad to see you back in your old moniker again.

  72. 72
    Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

    Is it true that Al Campbell was caught in flagrante delicto with Mandy?

  73. 73
    David Pance says:

    Has my Northern Oirland operation folded, dear? No more Live Shite Chat, then?

  74. 74
    Don't knock it says:

    {A US patent for a database that uses DNA testing to tell prospective parents which traits their future offspring may inherit has been criticised by experts.

    23andMe says its Family Traits Inheritor Calculator can predict the risk of inheriting specific diseases as well as details such as height, weight, eye colour and even personality.}

    At least you could select out the above 4

  75. 75
    Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Nope fed up with being blocked. Posting as often as before but under any moniker which comes to mind.
    If it’s a caption comp then Little Boy Blue.

  76. 76
    Labour are Splitting says:

    Campbell is keeping the story very much alive.

    This will be driving Ed nuts.

    Let Campbell have a bit more of a say, then point out that it is Campbell who is now standing on Ralph’s grave for his own selfish ends.

  77. 77
    Mariusz Cieply says:

    Your silly site had so few hitz, we felt it prudent to withdrew our productz from your usages.

  78. 78
    Ex Ah! Monika says:

    With an even bigger Event Horizon

  79. 79
  80. 80
    Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Where’s the petition for a public hanging of AC? I’ll sign that.

  81. 81
    Gog says:

    Hope the decent section of the media [not much admittedly] are looking at whether No 10 had pre-knowledge or involvement in the Mail’s smears.

    The Tories are no nearer winning an election by fair means are they?

  82. 82
    Anon says:

    Fuck this mild mannered response – keyboard indignation, sorry words to Miliband and his family, generic taunts of the tabloids. I want 100 rabid paparazzi and hacks outside Dacre’s house, taking pictures of him using his toilet, invigilating his family, tapping his phone, unearthing every minor embarrassment, misstep, secret and reporting it in the most grotesque, slanderous tone. Let’s see how he likes that good ole unregulated free press then. Fight fire with fire

  83. 83

    Have you considered Allah! Monika?

    Sometimes an appeal to a higher authority works and one does have to pay regard to which country you are in and respect their customs accordingly.

  84. 84
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Too few people give a shit for a debate, dear. Dacre is a ponce, Campbell a tosser. The vast majority of the human race don’t buy their newspapers or, even, know who the fuck they are.

  85. 85
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    I was just walking back from the corner shop and there is this girl who looks 12 or something and she has LOL tattooed on her face.

  86. 86
    Jon trivoltta says:

    Greece is the word…

  87. 87
    Dan Reed says:

    Come in Gordon Brown, your time is up.

  88. 88
    Pay Attention, Elsie! says:

    Alastair Campbell used to be a Labour MP, FFS!

  89. 89
    Walt Disnae says:

    L to R.

    Dopey, Dopey, Dopey and Grumpy

  90. 90
    Someone says:

    Why would I be interested in either of those dimwits?

  91. 91
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son. says:

    “the Mail’s smears”

    Smears?

    Firstly, I would like to state that I think the Mail is a steaming great pile of wank.

    Nevertheless, I cannot find fault in its statement “Adolph Miliband hated Britain”.

    FFS, he wanted Hitler to win. He wanted to impose a communist government, confiscate all private property and conscript us all into a drone-workforce. He wanted to abolish freedom of choice.

    Given that this wasn’t his country and he frankly had no right to be here after the war, he had a f*cking nerve.

  92. 92
    One Man One Vote says:

    Not with a rigged electoral system, no.

    With one vote in Scotland equal to five votes in England, there is no chance of a fair election in 2015.

  93. 93
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The real news tonight:

    Local elections in Aylesbury and St Edmundsbury tonight.
    (h/t @PurpleColumnist )

    Could be gains for both UKIP and the Greens.

    UKIP Aylesbury candidate was attacked whilst canvasing yesterday:

    http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/man-arrested-after-aylesbury-ukip-election-candidate-attacked-1-5550237

  94. 94
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    I don’t care, dear. I wish he’d continued with his experimentation into the world of electric-guitar twanging.

  95. 95
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son. says:

    “M’ehdi H’asan (mong)”

    Beer.. screen.. keyboard.. Thanks!

  96. 96
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    well there is mystery right there, 2 UKIP candidates on the same bus ?

  97. 97
    A Catfish says:

    And people accuse me of being a slimy-skinned, scum-sucking bottom-feeder!

  98. 98
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    You must have a low threshold, dear.

  99. 99
    nellnewman says:

    How about we get up a petition to ask for an Inquiry into the role of alastaircampbell and bliar in the death of D r D a v i d K e l l y?

  100. 100

    Both main parties in France approved a law today barring Amazon from shipping bargain books for free.

    Book retailers can only lower the set price by 5%, in an effort to regulate competition between booksellers and to promote reading.

    Despite this, sales dropped by 4.5% in 2012. Lessons will not be learned…

    Needless to say, this law is in breach of EU law, upheld by the French only when it suits them, curiously the opposite to practice in the UK.

    This means the French are mongs for trying to interfere with the market whilst we are mongs for cowering down, in the way we do, to an unelected body. The European acolytes are rich mongs who live at our expense and contribute nothing to the general good.

  101. 101
    nellnewman says:

    I’d never heard of alastaircampbell being called a catfish before. Thinking about it I think that’s very unfair to catfish – they at least do have a purpose and do some good in the environment they live in.

    alastaircampbell did only harm.

  102. 102
    Sir William Waid says:

    Guido’s piece is not really a book review but a rebuttal.

  103. 103
    Guido Staynes' Pet Daughter says:

    He writes this crap, Elsie. It would be unsportsmanlike of him not to laugh at some of his own posts.

  104. 104
    green ink says:

    McBride and Campbell were both thug spinners … one bred of Blair one of Brown .. the execution of their completely calculated machinations were without doubt to a vast extent understood and known by the principals.

    McBrides performance at the labour conference was more considered than Campbells at the tory event… neither should be back in the political spotlight. However whilst broadcasters like the BBc think its entertaining to use them they will doubtless continue their postures on the airwaves. …. venal scum is too generous

  105. 105
    nellnewman says:

    Tell me again how does barring Amazon from shipping bargain books for free promote reading?

  106. 106
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Indeed, dear. Did you, too, vote for The Nazi Party last time around?

  107. 107
    nellnewman says:

    ‘the decent section of the media’ ? what is that when it’s around?

  108. 108
    baroness arsey says:

    After Dave`s dumbed down childrens hour speech, time to man up and get with UKIP unless bliar style world lecture bunce tours beckon which let`s face it would be easier than plaiting the daily fog and pretending to be a conservative.

  109. 109
    n e l l still fearing a knock at the door says:

    scared by my keyboard

  110. 110
    Ed: My Life in Hampstead says:

    My father loved British furniture. We had lots in our palatial Hamstead home. He would often invite less well-off party comrades to sit in the kitchen during his champagne soirees so they could integrate more multiculturally into society by the aga. When the important guests had gone he would even let them have some left-over canapes and play some of his extensive collection of British folk music. This is one of my favourites, which is in the original Geordie:

  111. 111
    Gonk says:

    I honestly haven’t checked yet but isn’t whatshisname on ?

  112. 112
    Sir William Waid says:

    Which reminds me of the lady whose boyfriend always called her “honey”. So she asked the tatooist to put a bee on each of her buttocks. When she showed her boyfriend the result, he asked “Who’s BOB?”

  113. 113
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Fishing is still an issue. UK Taxpayers do subsidize industrial EU fishing fleets to the detriment of the UK fishing fleet:

  114. 114
    Anti cement says:

    I like the bit where after Cowell has been prattling on for a while they cut to some bloke looking bored out of his brains checking out his dirty finger nails.

  115. 115
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Such interference in the market place makes little sense.

    Did the French include any clauses relating to the delivery of e-books on the Kindle platform ? That may be their next bright idea…

  116. 116
    Guido Staynes' Pet Daughter says:

    Have a sherry and take your tablets, Elsie. This world doesn’t suit you and, by the time you wake up, your beloved Reg will be by your side to moan about over-boiled cabbage and hamster do-dos in the marital bed.

  117. 117
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Al Campbell was at G’onville C’aius Cambridge.

    He could be MI-6, but maybe not.

    C’aius is well known recruiting ground.

  118. 118
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    Spent today tearing out pages from lingerie section of the Littlewoods catalogue and leaving in hedgerows around town.

  119. 119

    I am now in a very difficult position. I am furious about all the sock puppetry but if I continue to shadow my trolls by responding very time they post as me I now realise that means they win.

  120. 120
    Just another Thursday says:

    GUN SHOTS REPORTED NEAR US CAPITOL
    Partial lockdown of US Capitol ends; people may now leave via south door – @ChadPergram
    53 secs ago from twitter.com/ChadPergram by

  121. 121
    Euro Waffle says:

    Blah blah blah. Donnez-moi un bung, s’il vous plait?

  122. 122
    Misanthrope says:

    McBride – kiss my arse

    Labour – kiss my arse

    The Mail – kiss my arse

    Righties – kiss my arse

    Lefties – kiss my arse

    Racists – kiss my arse

    Homophobes – kiss my arse

    Tony Blair – kiss my arse

    Nick Clegg – kiss my arse

    Ed Miliband – kiss my arse

    Social workers – kiss my arse

    BBC – kiss my arse

    Muzees – kiss my arse

    Creationists – kiss my arse

    Benefit scroungers – kiss my arse

    Misogynists – kiss my arse

    Upper class toffs – kiss my arse

    Union bosses – kiss my arse

    Hugh Grant – – kiss my arse

    Pàul Dacre – kiss my arse

    Greedy bankers – kiss my arse

  123. 123
    Universal Hiss says:

    By stopping Amazons near monopoly of the book business.

    Amazon binds publishers,does not pay its fair tax share,is a very bad employer,locks people into its Kindle(you only lease books)& are a huge shitty corporation that looks at it’s bottom line.It’s trying to destroy independent bookshops & publishers.

    If you go Amazon’s way there will be only several million self published books that are utter crap that no one will want to buy.

    Authors? Publishers? Who gives a fuck is Amazons view.

    Be very careful what you wish for.

  124. 124
    Just another Thursday says:

    Bugger Free books , what about the Foie Gras shutdown?

  125. 125
    GOD says:

    When the seas fall lifeless, I will grant The UK special dispensation to genetically modify any other life form to taste like cod and flap around a bit.
    The EU can make it’s own arrangements.

  126. 126
    Septic Blatter says:

    Merci beaucoup, mademoiselle.

  127. 127
  128. 128
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    And we also could run news clips of MARXISTS/communists/trotskyists and general socialists dancing on the grave of mrs Thatcher by way of balance?.BBC says no!.

  129. 129
    green ink says:

    par for the course SC

  130. 130
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Weighing up the options, I may be able to stagger on for a few more weeks years, dear.

  131. 131
    Little Boy Blue says:

    I once had the oppourtunity to but thre reg A 1 lah for £300 quid but lost my nerve.

    Re Mail see http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/

    May stick with Little Boy Blue until my present prescription runs out.

    Shades of on tabs. Do you still keep in touch with him?

  132. 132
    nellnewman says:

    It’s an absolute nonsense. Every avenue to disseminate books and knowledge should be encouraged.

    Mind the French are not the most intellectual on the planet – so their attitude is hardly surprising!

  133. 133
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Lips chaffed, who next?

  134. 134
    Miss Ann Thrope says:

    Are we related?

  135. 135
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    The Daily Mail were pro-fascist right up until 1979, dear.

  136. 136
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    We gave the EU most of our fish and they gave us their unwanted (open borders)criminals-good deal????.

  137. 137
    100wpm says:

    The BBC has wasted so much energy today trying to
    get the Editors of the Daily Mail and MoS sacked,it’s
    forgotten how to report an actual news story.
    It’s still reporting “an incident” in Washington,when Sky &
    CNN gave viewers a long list of facts 30 minutes ago.
    And the BBC’s live feed keeps breaking.
    Exactly what are we paying our licence fee for?

  138. 138
    Eric Cantona says:

    I think that was one of mine.

  139. 139
    don't forget says:

    Every time Campbell opens his sneering mouth, it strengthens the Mail’s
    case.

  140. 140
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The French are somewhat intellectual.

    Their culture though does not promote equal education across the classes.

  141. 141
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The UK gave the EU most of its fish, and the EU gave the UK a broken can opener and empty tin in return.

  142. 142
    Ed Miliband says:

    I demand an independent judge-led inquiry

  143. 143
    Little Boy Blue (erect) says:

    In case you weren’t in SHunthorpe today lads

    http://www.littlewoods.com/women/lingerie/e/b/1710.end

  144. 144
    Universal Hiss says:

    Amazon does not believe in a free marketplace.

    DRM on its Kindle. You don’t own the stuff you have bought. You certainly can’t put it on any other device you own.

    I closed my Amazon account six months ago due to their vile behavior. It makes me try harder to find certain things but book buying is no harder.

    Kobo is the way to go for e-books. NO TO DRM.(Last bit for Nell.)

  145. 145
    Process of deduction says:

    Are you Al Campbell ?

  146. 146
    nellnewman says:

    Not. Sweety!

    The only people who fear a knock at the door are those who tell lies or do something bad like alastaircampbell, bliar or damianmcbride.

  147. 147
    nellnewman says:

    Oh and I forgot to say – And Then Do Harm to Other People!!

  148. 148
    Universal Hiss says:

    You must have missed my post at 8.00 Nell.

    I can give you chapter & verse about Amazon’s distortion of the publishing industry but if your bottom line is price I won’t be able to engage you.

  149. 149
    what an entreaty .. says:

    hope they wash their hands

  150. 150
    Dr Who says:

    “This article first appeared in the print edition of The Spectator magazine, dated 5 October 2013″

  151. 151
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Time is relative to Guido, he moves so fast.
    you are either in front of G……..

  152. 152
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    Lets have an enquiry into the DODGIE DOSSIER.Campbell,Scarlett,Blair and Brown under oath would be interesting.Hundreds of our brave soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqies need justice.

  153. 153
    Mrs T says:

    They say a dog is not just for Christmas . But the runt of the litter wants to run your lives.
    Let hope the electorate plays the companionate vet
    , after all its the kindest thing for the country or we’re all fucked
    ( if you pardon my multiculturalism )

  154. 154
    Hidden Gem in the Internet says:

    Perfect song for Miliband, or other rich MP of your persuasion:

    Check the lyrics:

    h**p://www.justsomelyrics.com/864870/millionaire-mongoloid-lyrics.html

    A bit ‘Owen Jonesy’ bit listenable:

  155. 155
    yawn.... says:

    he’d bored most rigid

  156. 156

    @7:57 is a troll, and not a very good one.
    The fact that I sometimes highlight a troll comment certainly does not mean that the trolls have won. This is about staying power – it is the war that is important not individual battles. I will not be beaten.

  157. 157
    Reading The Telegraph gave my dog's left bollock cancer says:

    Ha ha. I knew someone would catch on eventually.

  158. 158
    Everyone's a critic says:

    58 seconds of intro is a tad indulgent

  159. 159
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Eh?

  160. 160
    The British media are cunts says:

    You’re paying for large amounts of drugs and child r@ping to go on.

  161. 161

    Oh dear!

    So the evidence from the research is clear. The BBC tends to reproduce a Conservative, Eurosceptic, pro-business version of the world, not a left-wing, anti-business agenda.

    Why am I not buying this? Someone tell me.

  162. 162

    I thought this was just for the caption competition!

  163. 163
    Intellectual Watch says:

  164. 164
    The British media are cunts says:

    You can bet that QT and Newsnight will be in full anti Tory anti Mail mode tonight. No doubt drunk jock mong Campbell will be in full force again.

  165. 165
    Hidden Gem in the Internet says:

    True: It was a cover as well.

    The original:

  166. 166
    Gok Wan says:

    Things date very fast on the internet

  167. 167
    bunterwatch says:

    watch out bunters about … the venal weasel

  168. 168
    Everyone's a critic says:

    All the better for being 11 seconds shorter

  169. 169
    turn the wave machine on ... says:

    looks a bit like a couple of spics on a pair of lilos with a shed on top … some threat that.

  170. 170
    Let's see what's on telly says:

    Women Behind Bars with Trevor McDonald.

    Mine’s a
    BLOW JOB One of the most popular shooters at parties because of its name. It is a one gulp drink. Usually, the shot is grasped by the teeth and drunk with hands behind the back.

  171. 171
    P.C. Filth says:

    Very amusing, sir. Disappointingly, no mention of whether a glass of red is going to neutralise the fifth Mrs. Filth, and when. Over..

  172. 172
    sitting on the dock of the bay ... says:

    its not the belgrano in disguise is it ? ….do we know which way its going No 1 ?

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    Muzee school shut down by OFSTED says:

    I can imagine what the lessons were like at this school.

    “In today’s biology class, we’re going to see how women are mentally inferior to men.”

    “For your english essay, I want you to write 500 words on what you would do if one of your wives disobeyed you”.

    “Now, if Brother Abdul kills 14 kuffars and Brother Ibrahim kills 26 kuffars, how many virgins will they be allowed to ràpe in heaven?”

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    Random Comment says:

    Is there any tv footage showing Cowell and Paul McKenna in the same room together ?

  175. 175
    Prophetic: After Labour win in 2015 and Ed has capped energy and been replaced by Harman... says:

    Ahead of it’s time by about 40 years…

  176. 176
    Wan Kok says:

    You’ve pulled, petal

  177. 177
    BBC Production assistant says:

    I’d love to get Eric Hobsbawn on Question Time tonight and have been ringing his phone all day though I’ve got no reply to date.

  178. 178
    Gok Wan says:

    What took you?

  179. 179
    Little Boy Blue says:

    I emailed Guido today to ask why there had not been a winner to his last comp.

    Friday Caption Contest (Countdown to Conference Edition

    Ed Says
    You can’t expect me to write for ” Labour Uncut ”

    G says soon!!

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    Bigoted, ignorant Tit watch says:

    Is he any relation to Alistair Campbell from Yorkshire, you know the English county where English people are born ?

  181. 181
    Gonk says:

    They are bad people

  182. 182
    Wan Kok says:

    The fridge door was giving me the come-on and I thought it impolite not to, ducky

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    Universal Hiss says:

    & I picked this one out after a Google…..

    http://www.businessinsider.com/brutal-conditions-in-amazons-warehouses-2013-8

    There are many more similar articles.

    Sorry to bang on but this is something I do feel strongly about.

    I want to see a thriving publishing industry.Amazon can be a wonderful company but seems to have turned on the people who are feeding it.I find it very strange.Quick buck now & fuck the future.

  184. 184
    Ed: My Life in Hampstead says:

    My father disliked all things bourgeois, so he would tell the maid not to wear her uniform on 5th May every year, which was Karl Marx’s birthday.

    He was a very generous man, and would often pay less well-off party comrades to come to our house and earn a few bob helping me practice my ovation face.

    Afterwards, we would all listen to his extensive collection of British folk music. This is one of my favourites, which is in the original Lancastrian:

  185. 185
    118 118 says:

    Try this, it’s for a close friend

    020 8340 1834

  186. 186
    green ink says:

    he would have sought to cultivate every element he met whilst he was in No 10

  187. 187
    The wizz says:

    Right now tell me, where are the ‘Fisheries Protection Fleet’, austerity? However, after the Iceland confrontation, were they disbanded? I would suggest that we help Gibraltar by shifting a few inshore RN craft into Gibraltar waters and arrest the dago twats.

  188. 188

    Bit of a hornet’s nest I seem to have disturbed!

    Since I have between 8,000 and 9,000 books (and do not possess a Kindle though I know someone who does), I can claim to have an interest here.

    My political angle is already expressed, interfere with the m@rket and the law of unintended consequences takes over. BTW, the French also charge VAT (TVA) on books which Britain, to its credit, does not.

    My realpolitik ideas likewise.

    I am never going to pay for reading material that I cannot own, store, retrieve in any manner convenient to me. Ever. Full stop. I do not need to. So to that extent (incl. DRM), and that only, do I agree with UH.

    The French are part of a market. They have not been good at developing it of late and this measure simply delays the day they start to regain ground.

    Their language, despite the use of law, is on the wane. I say that, as a relatively mediocre speaker of it, not rejoicingly but sympathetically. They have gone the wrong way about defending it – in a modern, interconnected world.

    I have possible explanations for this but do not wish to offend them further. :-)

  189. 189
    Hey says:

    He said indulge,. not drink yourself into a stupor

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    Why are you posting in my name when I am at dinner?

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    Wallace says:

    My dad loved cheese. He never hated it. He fought for cheddar.

  193. 193
    green ink says:

    you’re beginning to sound like a rather dull parody of Igonikan Jack, SC

  194. 194
    Night Faggott says:

    Default is the word gayboy

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Amazon DISTORTS the market.

    It was paid by the government in this country to open its distribution centres.

    How’s that for distorting a market?

    Anyway cat,I’m the only hornet you have disturbed.I don’t think most folk are bothered,but it’s one of my itches that I have to scratch.

    Probably fleas but you’ll know all about the little buggers.

  196. 196
    green ink says:

    I’ve picked up an echo SC …

  197. 197
    Monomaniacal bores says:

    Stop whining you tedious old fart. Every day it’s the same mantra: “bbc bbc bbc, newsnight newsnight newsnight”. If the bbc had the monolithic power you believe it has, how did Thatcher manage to win 3 elections? How were the Tories able to stay in office for 18 years? No one forces you to watch the bbc. Don’t like it, don’t pay the licence fee. Lots of people manage to get away with not paying. So stop whining and put up or shut up.

  198. 198
    Little Boy Blue says:

    I thought you were sucking that little boy’s penis. I didn’t realise you were having dinner as well.

  199. 199
    confused.... says:

    why did he smell of fish then ?

  200. 200
    John Prescott says:

    Chicken vindaloo

    Lamb madras

    Sag aloo

    Chicken korma

    Peshwari naan

    Onion raita

    Mango chutney

    King prawn bhuna

    Cobra beer

  201. 201
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    I see that the U.S. has run out of money and the government is beginning to shut down.

    I wish to make it clear that Gordon, Ed and I were not involved on this occasion.

  202. 202
    Future Labour Conference Speech says:

    I always remembered the school motto.

    As a child my heroine was Myra H!ndley.

    Do you remember her ?

    Myra’s crimes, they said, were ‘beyond belief’.

    That was because no one had any imagination then.

    They really didn’t know how to make their desires reality.

    They were not artists like Myra.

    One can smile now at the naivety.

    When on my fifteenth birthday law and order were finally abolished, all those statistics that were a substitute for reality disappeared. The crime rate dropped to zero. Who believed in statistics then ? Only the vital ones.

    In any case, I started to dance. I wanted to defy… gravity.

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    I bet OFSTED backtrack and apologise unreservedly within 48 hours. says:

    I mis-read it as ““In today’s bigotry class, we’re going to see how women are mentally inferior to men.””

    And it was still right!

  204. 204
    green ink says:

    Ditto over here SC..

  205. 205
    Friendly Advice says:

    Don’t try too hard. You might rip the handle off.

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    Abigail Hulton says:

    Oh I had so much fun on there just now.

  207. 207

    Not for the first time, as I am sure you will know. All governments are whores when it comes to inward investment as I have found out since emigrating. I can own a second home in the UK and not be charged CGT upon disposal. Why? Because I would invest elsewhere otherwise.

    Do I think that is right that I can do that and you, as a resident, cannot? No!

    Do you expect me not to take advantage of that situation? I guess you are decent enough to say no as well.

    Governments fuck their residents as they are captive. Fact. Where I now “live” is exactly the same. So I don’t go there much…

    Since I did not make these rules, I figure that me and mine come first. They are my obligation and I would rather die than fail them. I would not blame you for thinking likewise.

  208. 208
    David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

    “….Sky &
    CNN gave viewers a long list of facts 30 minutes ago.”

    you really is away wid de fairies, bro

  209. 209
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The Al Campbell wheel of retribution is quite good:

    http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/campbell/
    :-)

  210. 210
    Chuckles and com says:

    Gordy saved the world, he should now go and save his very good lefty friend Omaha

  211. 211
    Liebore's unfettered immigration policy says:

    English people born in Yorkshire?

    What year do you think this is? 1980?

  212. 212
    Sir Bentley Continental says:

    How I yearned to see this headline in the Evening Standard when the Icelandic fishing dispute was resolved:

    HATTERSLEY’S COD PEACE

    No such luck.

  213. 213
    albacore says:

    Who gives a rat’s about this fatty McBride
    Whether he’s on Labour’s or the Tories’ side
    Apart from party sphincters and hangers-on?
    Hang the traitorous lot – it’s ALL one big con

  214. 214

    Capitol Hill lockdown: Shots fired at vehicle that refused to stop close to Treasury building

    Maybe someone has died. There was a child in the car who was uninjured.

    Democrats love their children that much.

  215. 215
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son. says:

    “Miliband ‘appalled’ after Mail on Sunday sends reporter to memorial” – Telegraph.

    But, curiously, perfectly relaxed about a mad fascist dictator gassing women and children.

    Just like his evil dead dad was perfectly relaxed about a mad dictator gassing women and children. “I hope Hitler defeats Britain [and gasses all the British women and children],” Ed’s dead dad said before he died.

  216. 216
    Abigail Hulton says:

    I collect books, books that are particular to my taste and relevant to a certain past. I would no sooner own a Kindle than sleep with a Socialist. Books are beautiful things to hold and savour. The smell of them is wonderful, I am finding Chaucer out of my reach at the moment but am saving for some special editions. I have Hogarth, Lord Byron, the whole toot, all stored away, the only thing that is comparable is riding a decent hunter, and smelling the sweat when you take his saddle of, or the smell of new born pups, sorry, I think that these are so English.

  217. 217
    Steve's Headmaster, circa 1964 says:

    REMOVE THAT CHEWING GUM VOLUNTARILY BEFORE I USE IT TO PLUG YOUR FUNDAMENT, SKIVESWORTHY.

  218. 218

    Lefties are reared on sucking cock. Very good for protein, I hear, but hardly a balanced diet.

    Still, never having done this myself, I suppose I shall be accused of lacking the necessary experience.

  219. 219
    Sir Bentley Continental says:

    No reason at all. The news cycle is an endless succession of artificial stimuli. As the chimps perceive each new stimulus they set up a chorus of hooting, running about and showing their arses, climbing partway up tree-trunks and jumping down again; then for five seconds they forget what all the fuss was about … just before a new stimulus is shown them and it starts all over again.

  220. 220
    US Watch says:

    Woman who tried to ram whitehouse gates was shot by police after she attempted to flee across the city on foot.

  221. 221
    Socialist workers says:

    I’d like to personally smack every fucking social worker in the country. The entire system is rotten to the core. The social services are infested with far left lunatics who think it’s politically incorrect to remove children from parents who are violent or crack addicts because it’s somehow reactionary and unfair on those who are unemployed violent junkie c-unts.

  222. 222
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Fiona Bruce should read the news normally on the item about child killing and social services failure in Birmingham. The slow, overly emotional tone of the reporters sounds like they are taking the p!ss.

    This is concern from the organization that turned a blind eye to child rape on its property for at least 40 years.

  223. 223
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    F!ona Bruce should read the news normally on the item about child killing and soc!al serv!ces failure in B!rmingham. The slow, overly emotional tone of the reporters sounds like they are taking the p!ss.

    This is concern from the organization that turned a blind eye to child abuse on its property for at least 40 years.

  224. 224
    Anne Drecks says:

    The Mail thought it a hoot that a mad dictator was gassing women and children in the thirties and that it might sell a few more copies of it’s sordid bog roll on the back of that suffering.

  225. 225
    Lord Rothermere says:

    Really? He sounds like a splendid fellow! I lavished so much praise on Herr Hitler in my publication the Mail that he even sent me a personal letter of thanks. In the Mail, I urged the British to follow the example set by the Nazis, and I ridiculed those who were alleging “Nazi atrocities” by stating quite clearly that they were nothing more than a few isolated acts of violence.

  226. 226
    oh do keep up says:

    She won elections 30 years ago.
    The left has tightened it’s grip on the BBC
    and other media bodies since then.

  227. 227
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    This is part of the Frankfurt School Agenda.

    The state is framing the case for making children the property of the state, and to destroy the family unit.

    The social workers are the useful idiots who enable this.

    You do not find this problem existing nearly anywhere near as much in societies which support extended families and still have proper communities.

    It is the state attempting to displace the responsibility of the individual which is responsible for this.

  228. 228
    not forgetting says:

    Then throw it all up?

  229. 229
    Saffron says:

    Smears the lifeblood of the Liebour lot what a surprise NOT.
    Cambelltown and his ilk are the pits.
    Millipede is also a rank tosser,arm around a prick saying he wants to dance on Maggies grave,what a message that sends out.
    Many people are now delving into Millipedes family history and are uncovering certain facts.
    I suspect we will see how this pans out and I also suspect it will not be in Millipedes favour.

  230. 230
    BBC says:

    The US has run out of money and it’s all the
    fault of the Republicans,the Tories and the Daily Mail.

  231. 231
    HA HA says:

    You’re an orphan, aren’t you, Steve? No wonder you have such a twisted view of the world.
    P.S. Chewing gum is what nervous, yet-to-be-outed, socialists do

  232. 232
    Abigail Hulton says:

    Was that for your own mind? I have no idea what that was supposed to be about.

  233. 233
    lol says:

    Steve Skivesworthy? Deffo has potential.

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  235. 235
    Steve's Mummy says:

    Will cheese and pickle do, my little soldier?

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    The British media are cunts says:

    The BBC is full of criminals

  237. 237
    The British media are cunts says:

    Campbell is a fat ginger haired bag pipe playing drunk twat. Of course he’s a jock.

  238. 238
    Let's have the truth please Red Ed and the BBC says:

    Was the memorial for Professor Keen held at Guys hospital really just a family affair as the BBC is reporting?

    Not one of us would want reporters gate crashing our Uncle’s last respects from the family.

    But was it just a private family gathering held in Guys hospital?

    I don’t know. But I have my doubts that it was a simple family gathering. Professor Keen was widely known throughout the medical world, he was also politically involved with the NHS and was widely known by many Leftists who support the NHS.

    I strongly suspect that Red Ed and the BBC are not telling the complete story about this “family” memorial service. For a start no way would two reporters be able to gate crash most family gatherings and as the Professor was widely known throughout medicine and politics I would wager many a stranger turned up and many a none family member was invited.

    Was it funded by the NHS?

  239. 239
    Gonk says:

    I was rather startled myself by pre-punchline joke face.
    Never seen the like before. And I’ve been to London zoo.

  240. 240
    The British media are cunts says:

    Abdul has six hand grenades and Mohammad as 4 RPG’s. If Fatima gives Abdul 2 suicide vests and 1 to Mohammad how many Ak-47’s will she be able to afford?

  241. 241
    Abigail Hulton says:

    I do not think that I am being unreasonable here, all I want to know is who is Ed Miliband, he has risen from the farthest ranks, he accuses the likes of my family of sitting under an Oak Tree for five hundred years, actually it is over a Thousand years, and they were not actually sitting under an Oak Tree, rather planting them.

    So I would like to know what Ed Milibands family have been doing for the last, oh say, Five Hundred to a Thousand years before I cast my vote, I think that before I cast my vote, it is a quite reasonable thing to ask.

    I am sure of my background, but, you see, I do not know his.

  242. 242
    Mark Something, ITV News says:

    At least I thank our viewers for bothering to watch our token foray into the complicated world of human goings-on.

  243. 243
    The British media are cunts says:

    How can they run Out of money? Did Obumma lose the ink pad for the John Bull printing set?

  244. 244
    The British media are cunts says:

    Yes but the BBC see the r@ping of children on their property by their staff as just a bit of sexual freedom.

  245. 245
    Mark Something, ITV News says:

    Nobody, apart from you, cares. Get a life.

  246. 246
    anon. says:

    Not only on their property. The helped out the grooming gangs. Called anyone racist who wanted something done about them. There’s really no way of knowing many lives and souls they helped to destroy.

  247. 247
    The British media are cunts says:

    Just imagine the BBC outrage if Daily Mail hacks had been shagging little kids on their property for 40 years. It’s not like the BBC. Tried to cover it up or lie about it.

  248. 248
    The British media are cunts says:

    Perhaps they were celebrating Nu Labia’s murder of thousands of proles at the hands of lefty twats in the NHS.

  249. 249
    A Overpriced Truck Rotting by the Road to Port Sudan says:

    My career has been extinct for years. I blame global warming.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/globalwarming/10353206/Were-facing-a-mass-extinction-event-claims-Bob-Geldof.html

  250. 250
    Paul Dacre says:

    A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes and a male lion mates up to 50 times a day.

  251. 251
    Abigail Hulton says:

    So, you do not care how your Income Tax is spent, you must be a real joy on a night out, throw you money up the wall do you? You are the one that needs to take care of your life, oh, you may be on some form of Welfare relief, so of course it is easy for you to sit there and tell someone who actually pays Income Tax to get a life.

  252. 252
    Never trust any politician to tell the whole truth says:

    Raw nerve eh?

    Looks like Ed’s Faux outrage is unravelling

  253. 253
    Joyce Thacker says:

    Be fair mate. We did save those kids from growing up with a UKIP family.

  254. 254
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Thatcher was involved to.

  255. 255
    CORRIGENDUM says:

    ‘too’.

  256. 256
    Anonymous says:

    yeah, the BBC appearance fees. ker-ching

  257. 257
    Andy Bumhum says:

    :(

  258. 258
    Uncle Who? David Miliband says:

    If it was such an important family gathering for such an important family member. How come David Miliband was Tweeting about having dinner in San Francisco yesterday? He only got round to tweeting about Uncle Harry after his little brother wrote to the Daily Mail today.

  259. 259
    Uncle Who? David Miliband says:

    If it was such an important family gathering for such an important family member. How come David Miliband was Tweeting about having dinner in San Francisco yesterday? He only got round to tweeting about Uncle H@rry after his little brother wrote to the Daily Mail today.

  260. 260
    Anonymous says:

    Children should never be taken from parents. The parents should only be taken from the kids.

    Lock them up if they are criminals, and care for the children.

    But the issue is that these parents have no value in their children, only seeing their financial value. Fix that first and stop wasting time trying to fix symptoms. Children should cost.

  261. 261
    Universal Hiss says:

    Fair comment.

    However like most I suspect,I don’t know my family background more than three generations back.

    Poor stock. Miners & such.

    I’m not sure if the sins of the Father or Mother are visited on their children. I hope not.

    I’m finding all this red herring territory. It’s hard enough listening to politicians in the here & now & hearing the words & trying to figure out what the meaning is without throwing in genealogy.

  262. 262
    Ed Moribund says:

    Look…I expect personal attacks on myself…like this..from the right wing press.
    But ..but to attack an old and infirm, yet revered institution that is the NHS…it’s just wrong!

    It’s wrong! The NHS was my family.. so it is dead.now..it can’t fight back.
    But I will fight for it.

  263. 263
    QT Watch says:

    Yvette C0oper says should not have another lost generation. Admitting that Labour lost the last one ?

    Shapps getting mauled by C0oper on why government has done nothing about jobs. Problem is that private sector has not been investing past 4 years, and Labours investments which contributed to massive UK debt burden have obviously failed also. Shapps should not have been mauled on this issue.

    Dimbleby asks Shapps not to dominate discussion, but Co0per was allowed to run her mouth for a while.

    Immigration problem, undermining ability of young to compete for scarce jobs has not been mentioned so far.

    —-

    Other info:

    YouGov/Sun poll CON 35%, LAB 38%, LD 9%, UKIP 10%.
    h/t Lord Ashcroft

    But:
    YouGov/Sun poll CON 31%, LAB 41%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 12%
    – According to source.

    Clegg happy to have UKIP on TV debate:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/10354642/Clegg-happy-to-include-Farage-in-TV-debates.html

  264. 264
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Looks like “Death camp” Burnham has even more questions to answer.

  265. 265
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Local Election result tonight:

  266. 266
    QT Watch says:

    Medh! gets the Labour activists in the crowd warmed up and whooping with some cheap populism.

  267. 267
  268. 268
    Nettie Stevens says:

    Y chromosome means testicles.

    It is a matter of some doubt that you are UH.

  269. 269
    QT Watch says:

    … and Dimbleby suggested that people should switch off in droves if Mehd! and Shapps continue arguing.

    lol

  270. 270
    Universal Hiss says:

    What did they expect?

    Is this why Alialki is spitting feathers that he’s not on Ed’s rapid rebuttal job scheme for 100k?

  271. 271
    Dont let reality get in the way of your bigoted worldview says:

    On the basis of your continued arseholeness Im minded to think everything you post is a crock of shit.

  272. 272
    Mr Pole Cat says:

    Why do people insult other people by calling them weasels? They are nice animals, far nicer than little John Bercow.

  273. 273
    Campbells Directory says:

    Maybe his phone is off the hook, why not pop round personally and invite him. If you dont know his address why not ask Alistair Campbell Im sure he will tweet it for you.

  274. 274
    I see the Evil face of Socialist Labour. says:

    Who is the mental rabble rouser in a pale grey suit, googly eyes and weedy moustache, on Q Time? Care in the Community should be stopped judging by this example of it. Also, did I say that Millliband is a backstabbing scumbag who wants to finish the ruination of this country which he was part of with McMental.

  275. 275
    No prizes for Whities says:

  276. 276
    Boom boom says:

    I see the Daily Mail have offered an unreserved apology for Ed Miliband. Whilst thats decent of them I would argue its not their place as the responsibility lies with those who elected him !!!!

  277. 277
  278. 278
    Labour...mendacious expedient sociopaths says:

    yvette the impaler on QT using a violin defending ed milband’s father fiasco
    … followed by medhi using a condensed script all leftie led

  279. 279
    BBC the Labour propaganda machine says:

    The bbc have really packed the QT audience tonight with rent a commie left wing twerps.

  280. 280
    The British media are cunts says:

    Just saw some dopey bitch in the audience on Q.t with teeth like a baddie out of a James Bind film.

    Turned over

  281. 281
    QT Watch says:

    Co0per going on about twisting the words of a dead father to attack son.

    Quentin pointed out that it was not a smear because DM reporting truth. Conceded that MoS actions not acceptable.

    Medh!: Suggested the next step is grave robbing.

    Mehdi asked question: Who hates Britain, or apparently hates Britain more than Ralph Miliband ? Ans. Muzzies.

    Looks like the Labour activists in the audience are strong tonight. Medh! knows how to play a crowd.

    Quentin brings up the Thatcher grave dancing.

    Audience laughing when Quentin says DM is outside the Westminster village. That is partially accurate: The audience is clearly a complete Labour set up.

    Quentin: ‘We don’t approve of political correctness’, got a single strong clap.
    … from a UKIP supporter. :-D

    Made a very good point, laughed at by audience, clapped when said: Did not want socialism back in Britain.

    Labour have got to get better spokespeople in the audience.

    This is a farce tonight.

  282. 282
    QT Watch says:

    It is a total farce. There are only about 10 people in the audience who seem not to be Labour activists.

  283. 283
    DAVE EU REFERENDUM MY ARSE says:

    Why buy a book that puts money in that Twats pocket ?

  284. 284
    QT Watch says:

    Quentin: ‘There is a danger here that the BBC may have an agenda here.’

    Touché !

    + Very loaded question from the chair. No wonder Dimbleby was suggesting people switch off earlier…

  285. 285
    Ed: My Life in Hampstead says:

    My father disliked all things to do with apologizing, so he would never apologize for supporting Stalin. Apologising also used to make Stalin angry.

    Instead of apologizing, my father liked to drink champagne and coach me in the art of lying to the public about my beliefs.

    Afterwards, we would all sit round the aga and listen to his extensive collection of British folk music while the maid warmed up our Ovaltine.

  286. 286
    QT Watch says:

    Medh! is like Owen Jones with a non-regional accent.

  287. 287
    Racism is alive in Black Labour says:

    If white politicians organised events to present white only kids with prizes would Chuka and Abbott be silent?

  288. 288
    David says:

    LMBPO!

    Alan Sainsbury-Hicks. Long dead but not before he crashed his car – which killed his dog. Then he drowned himself, apparently.

    http://www.francisfrith.com/ealing/memories/

    I love you so much ! x .

    Can we sleep together some time , darling ?

    D x .

  289. 289
    QT Watch says:

    Member of audience points out that LibLabCon is the EU party which only controls only 30% of UK law, the remaining 70% being EU controlled.

    Shapps lies: Conservatives cannot do anything about EU immigration.

    Quentin makes the point that Ed Ba!!s is a maniac free spender who has put UKIP to the center ground. Asks Yvette if she trusts Ed Ba!!s to do the shopping.

  290. 290
    Jimmy says:

    You should get straight on to Donal and pretend sue him again.

  291. 291
    David says:

    @ Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter)

    I really want to insert myself in you

    Could you hold your hairy bolloks forward a bit whilst I apply the lube ?

    NOW !!!

  292. 292
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    I bet you Spain would agree with you considering all the UK criminals living there.

  293. 293
    Bondage says:

    James Bind? Is that the S&M version?

  294. 294
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    THIS IS COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE

    https://twitter.com/CameronBrownUK/status/385897404048101376

  295. 295
    The British media are cunts says:

    Fucking hell, just as the This Week sofa got used to the lack of heffers in Fartbott and 5 bellies Smiff along comes Tom Watson.

  296. 296
    FTFoff says:

    You forgot the ZioLoons.

  297. 297
    And fuck that turkey necked tramp too says:

    Those who still watch this QT shite will surely see through the rigged audience whooping and hollering farce.
    Letts is leagues above the rest of the nonentities…and the Chairman who doesn’t appreciate his biased questions being pulled up

  298. 298
    David says:

    Oooooh!

    QT! BBC!

    Iv’e got the horn!!!!!

  299. 299
    Samuel L. Clemens (no relation to Samuel L. Jackson) says:

    “It’s always best to tell the truth– that way, you don’t have to memorize so many details.”
    So who tells on whom up first, you’ve got to wonder…they’re not going to be able to keep their lies straight forever. Someone’s going to trip up.
    Oh, what stories the two of them could tell on each other, you’d like to know!

  300. 300
    David says:

    You can wear my prefect’s badge if you want .

  301. 301
    BBc Red Bottom says:

    ..so the row about Ed Miliband’s grief at his father’s memory continues.

    Now, in other news, no one gives a shit.

  302. 302
    and Badger says:

    My arse is sore

  303. 303

    It almost beggars belief to think that I would write a sentence as incomplete as “you are worse”.
    Whilst I have forced you to improve you written style, you really need to do better than that if you are going to pretend to be me.

  304. 304
    Liam says:

    BBC is far to right wing baissed

  305. 305
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

  306. 306
    Mark Something, ITV News says:

    300th?

  307. 307
    Labour...mendacious expedient sociopaths says:

    his delivery is much better than jones who can’t stop ranting ripostes either

  308. 308
    utopia unfound says:

    poor ukip supporter struggled

  309. 309
    QT Watch says:

    There were two truly nasty moments on UKIP tonight.

    i) Medh! Hasan got the audience worked up and then Quentin spoke. The laugh of derision from the audience had a tone that was far from humor, one would advance: sinister.

    ii) A lone UKIP supporter in the middle of the audience, when speaking: The audience turned on him.

    Definitely not pleasant viewing tonight.

  310. 310
    green ink says:

    quentin does make me smile … gives it back well

  311. 311
    Aunt Hilda says:

    thats just not a nice thought as I drink my cocoa young man – try a bit of self service as usual you’ve got work in the morning

  312. 312
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Aylesbury Result:

    On the basis of the results tonight:

    Vote Conservative, Get Lib Dem

  313. 313
    pissedasaparrot says:

    sos mine … but the left wing doesn’t do much either

  314. 314
    Shhh don't mention this it does not fit the leftie mindset says:

    Imagine Boris makingtgst tweet with white in it?

    I just cannot understand why they can have a black child award. This inbuilds racism from day 1. Agreed if we had a white child award the howls would raise the moon
    This is quite simply racism that they themselves are creating but as there is a black plod organisation doubt anything will get done

  315. 315
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    Good stuff, might shake up the cartel for a change.

  316. 316
    The British media are cunts says:

    You have to wonder why Letts didn’t ask for a show of hands as to who bought the Daily Mail. A newspaper that has 10 times the circulation of the Guardian, yet you just know there would have been no show of hands.

    The laugh is the BBC get away with the biased audience, just about everyone is either a student, employed in the public sector or called Mohammad.

    Not a lot of cab drivers, truckers or builders in the audience.

  317. 317
    Shhh don't mention this it does not fit the leftie mindset says:

    Since Brown signed Lisbon then he didn’t lie. Suggest you go and che k the rules before posting constant bollox on here to people who actually do know what disaster Brown and About bequeathed us on purpose in that ” tidying up” exercise.

  318. 318
    Shhh don't mention this it does not fit the leftie mindset says:

    Actually its more vote UKIP and get libdems. Come the election though and you will get Milliband

    Enjoy

  319. 319
    Abbot and Costello meet the killer Alistair Campbell says:

    A discussion about Amazon and scouse is nowhere to be seen.

  320. 320
    Alice says:

    As lefties they pretend to abhor winners and prizes – except when it suits their inverse racism!

    As someone said, “the best way to create a colour blind future is to practice colour blindness now”

  321. 321
    Anonymous says:

    As the uncle of the Miliband brothers he maintained a good relationship with them – but he was a socialist and he was disappointed that they did not see the damage to the NHS that had occurred in the latter part of the Labour government.

    He was delighted that Ed said at the Labour Party conference that Labour would repeal the 2012 Health & Social Care Act which he had fought so hard against during its passage through parliament.

    http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2013/may/obituary-death-professor-harry-keen-clinician-and-nhs-activist

  322. 322
    Anonymous says:

    As the uncle of the Miliband brothers he maintained a good relationship with them – but he was a socialist and he was disappointed that they did not see the damage to the NHS that had occurred in the latter part of the Labour government.

  323. 323
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    No, definitely Vote Conservative, get Lib Dem.

    There were swings towards UKIP in both of these tonight.

    ~ 4.3% in the case of Aylesbury, Lib Dem to UKIP: This is good.

  324. 324
    Handypara says:

    Oh, do go and fuck yourself!

  325. 325
    Alice says:

    This Week has gone completely down the pan and is no longer worth watching. This weeks concluding theme was that Ed Miliband has has come out best from the conference season, ignoring the fact that almost all informed opinion slaughtered his key issue, the fatuous energy price cap plan, and glossing over the truth supporting the Mail’s attack on Miliband’s father.

  326. 326
    Anonymous says:

    Conservatives aren’t working….

  327. 327
    Tachybaptus says:

    Not Tachybaptus above. I may be daft, but not that daft.

    A message to the fake Tachybaptus: please fuck off and die.

  328. 328
    Tachybaptus says:

    Not so good at Halcon (Taunton Deane) where UKIP were 4.6% down on the last time. See 260 above.

  329. 329
    QT Watch says:

    The UK government, whilst signed into Lisbon (irrelevant of whoever signed it) is not able to restrict the free movement of people to the UK.

    People are fully aware that Caroline Flint, Europe Minister at the time, did not read this document before Gordon Brown decided against advice to sign it.

    Cameron is trying to do two things:

    i) Slow down immigration
    ii) Deal with problem of EU nationals taking advantage of UK public services

    Addressing the two issues:

    i) There is not much the government can do other than invoke Article 50 of Lisbon and negotiate a quota system for EU migration. The original request for negotiation has already failed so that is the only option, unless Article 50 is invoked to exit.

    Chapter 2 of Lisbon deals with immigration.

    Article 77 establishes harmonized rules over visa issuance for member states, and removes rights for border checks by member states on internal borders.

    Article 78 deals with common policy for dealing with asylum and massive refugee inflows.

    Article 79 deals with third-country nationals. This allows member states to set immigration quotas for third-country nationals. Third-country nationals are individuals whose original country of original is a non-EU country. This includes those from outside the EU without EU citizenship who may be resident in another member state.

    Article 80 is a statement of solidarity.

    Government is addressing issue of third-country nationals in immigration policy, which it has the right to, however it has ceded control of visa specification to the harmonized EU standard.

    Shapps lied tonight on QT as he stated that similar controls were to be implemented upon internal EU migrants as well, as the questioner had raised in his question.

    The UK cannot deny access to internal migrants or place restrictions upon their ability to remain in the country, and moreover are obliged to allow internal EU migrants to have access to public funds and services in order to survive if such people do not have a means of making a living.

    h**p://www.eurofound.europa.eu/areas/industrialrelations/dictionary/definitions/thirdcountrynationals.htm

    h**p://www.lisbon-treaty.org/wcm/the-lisbon-treaty/treaty-on-the-functioning-of-the-european-union-and-comments/part-3-union-policies-and-internal-actions/title-v-area-of-freedom-security-and-justice/chapter-2-policies-on-border-checks-asylum-and-immigration.html

    ii) Cameron is trying, but as with most of the rest of his efforts in office, that effort is disintegrating into farce:

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/14/david-cameron-benefits-eu-immigration

  330. 330
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    The Lib Dems were down further ;-)

  331. 331
    Company bugler says:

    What size saddle do you take ?

  332. 332
    Prezza's prezzie says:

    On Tracey

  333. 333
    People in glass houses says:

    “you written style”

  334. 334
    Horny-handed son of toil says:

    Pathetic, isn’t it?

    None of the above is SC or green ink.

  335. 335
    Cull the fuckers says:

    Vote UKIP and you might get a new seat.

  336. 336
    Tariq ibn-Ziyad says:

    Jebel Tariq

    And we want the rest of Iberia back too!

  337. 337
    Tariq ibn-Ziyad says:

    How is the Caliphate of Discordia coming along, boys? Got my eye on that nice palace of Berlaymont.

  338. 338
    illogical says:

    May I just compliment the poster who has started to use my moniker ‘illogical’ during the last few threads.
    I would request though if they wish to continue borrowing it they reserve their remarks to one off sniping about seperate issues, and not replying [in my name], to those reacting to an original comment of my own.
    Lots of possible nom de plumes out their. Try using a different one SVP.
    Thanks in anticipation…..

  339. 339
    Gordon Brown says:

    I farted in America.

  340. 340
    Mad Al Gore says:

    Glad to hear the car was uninjured.

  341. 341
    polygenesis says:

    Pollsters show UKIP support at 10/12% and yet UKIP is getting around 25% of the actual votes cast in more or less every election of the last three months. So why are the pollsters getting it so wrong?

  342. 342
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    But they are doing this to all of us.

  343. 343
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Why should you say that?

    The only people I am prejudiced against are those who call themselves Anonymous.

  344. 344
    gramma says:

    Using a licked finger in the air to check which way the wind is blowing?
    Polling a Conservative area the one day and a Labour one the next?
    Dependent upon the questions posed, any result can be possible.
    The only one constant in politics is the Beeb who never flinch from their crusade to support Labour and Liberal views and kick the stool away from any other party that dares to raise it’s head above the parapet.

  345. 345
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    BBC Breakfast has just interviewed Ed Miliband. What a nice BBC/Labour piece of propaganda.
    Just how low will the Miliband/Labour bandwagon stoop for publicity. Sickening is the word that springs to mind.

  346. 346
    illogical says:

    One of us, or may be both of us is / are Schrodinger’s Cat , and should be requesting the 5 pounds etc. ;)

    My feeling is it must be you since I do not possess the IT know-how to be able to use those crazy cyphers to camouflage my true name.

    On the other hand it could be me playing the innocent ploy card.

    Whoever we are Good morning. Hope the day goes better for you / us.

  347. 347
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    They say that one in three of us is homosexual. It is certainly not either of me so I’m afraid, by deductive process etc.. :-)

    Good morning nonetheless.

  348. 348
    It's the Mail wot done it says:

    I suggest that you forward your e mail to Dacre at the Daily Mail. He’s given Miliband and Labour a massive boost in the media and probably the polls

  349. 349
    Dumbed-down Britain gets on my tits says:

    Where you went wrong was to watch the bbc news in the first place.

    Whilst I never watch BBC TV news, I’ve just tried-out their Android news app. One article was headed “Are hamsters better value than GPs?” and another, regarding bitcoins, mentioned “users concerns [sic]”. So, both inane and illiterate, much like the Telegraph’s website nowadays. I have uninstalled.

  350. 350
    gramma says:

    Thin edge of the wedge to introduce Leveson’s plans in full perhaps?
    Only Labour, Z list celebrities and the Beeb to gain from putting a spoke in the wheels of the SKy, Mail free press juggernought etc etc.

  351. 351
    illogical says:

    Can I take a bi[sic] , on replying to that comment.

    69-96-99.

  352. 352
    English Language GCE says:

    What an excellent précis.

  353. 353
    Quentin's best friend, Tristram says:

    If I catch the person who was nasty to my little Quentin, I’ll scratch their eyes out.

  354. 354
    REALWORLDER says:

    ” Colour blindness” is just another means to suppress white consciousness of their own history and culture

  355. 355
    REALWORLDER says:

    The sad part about all this is that the BBC under estimate the intelligence of the public by assuming that an audience of whooping, screaming, unwashed underclass, labour voting morons will somehow influence their opinions!

  356. 356
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    You mean, the BBC’s reaction to the death of Thatcher.

  357. 357
    Aunt Hilda says:

    vg.. but it still won’t stop the carping on the same wrong facts

  358. 358
    Bawder Control says:

    There are perfectly sound arrangements for having them returned – if only the Daglos could be bothered to do the paperwork.

  359. 359
    Snarf says:

    That’s a longer queue than the one outside the Bennies Office on a Monday morning!

  360. 360
    Murphy says:

    Is there a St. Bruno’s day anyone?

  361. 361
    John Bull says:

    So it begins to look like the lawyers are in for a few heavy pay packets in the not too distant future! Leveson should effoff back to Oz and stay there. They love kangaroo courts in the Aunty Podes.


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