October 4th, 2013

Dear Mr Dacre…

Dear Mr Dacre,
My name is Mehdi Hasan and I’m the New Statesman’s senior political editor. My good friend Peter Oborne suggested I drop you a line as I’m very keen to write for the Daily Mail.
Although I am on the left of the political spectrum, and disagree with the Mail’s editorial line on a range of issues, I have always admired the paper’s passion, rigour, boldness and, of course, news values. I believe the Mail has a vitally important role to play in the national debate, and I admire your relentless focus on the need for integrity and morality in public life, and your outspoken defence of faith, and Christian culture, in the face of attacks from militant atheists and secularists. I also believe – as does Peter – that I could be a fresh and passionate, not to mention polemical and contrarian, voice on the comment and feature pages of your award-winning newspaper.
For the record, I am not a Labour tribalist and am often ultra-critical of the left – especially on social and moral issues, where my fellow leftists and liberals have lost touch with their own traditions and with the great British public. In my column in this week’s issue of the New Statesman, for example, I offered a critique of the five Labour leadership candidates, and their various inadequacies, accusing them all of lacking what George Bush Snr once called “the vision thing”.
I could therefore write pieces for the Mail critical of Labour and the left, from “inside” Labour and the left (as the senior political editor at the New Statesman).
I am also attracted by the Mail’s social conservatism on issues like marriage, the family, abortion and teenage pregnancies. I’d like to write a piece for the Mailmaking the left-wing case against abortion, or a piece on why marriage should be a Labour value, and not just a Conservative one. My own unabashed social conservatism on such issues derives from my Islamic faith. But as a British Muslim, I have also upset some of my more hardline co-religionists in the past by arguing, in print, for a change in Islam’s draconian apostasy laws to allow Muslims to convert to other faiths (like Christianity). Here is a New Statesman column I wrote on the subject in April.
In addition, I wrote a column last year condemning suicide bombings, from an Islamic and moral perspective, in which I also castigated Muslims for failing to unequivocally condemn such acts of terror wherever in the world they occur.
And, earlier this year, I wrote a piece for the Guardian belittling Muslim extremist Anjum Choudary and his crude, headline-grabbing attempt to carry “coffins” through Wootton Bassett.
A bit of background: I am 31, and was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, the son of Indian immigrants (an engineer and a doctor) who came here in the 1960s. I am an Oxford graduate. Prior to joining the New Statesman in June 2009, I spent a decade working in television as a news-and-current-affairs producer at ITN, the BBC, Sky News and Channel 4.
I do hope you’ll consider me for future columns and features in the Daily Mail on political, social, moral and/or religious issues. I believe you once told sports columnist Des Kelly that he should “make them laugh, make them cry, or make them angry”. That’s something I believe I could do for you, and for your readers, on the pages of the Mail.
Thank you very much for your time.
Mehdi Hasan
Senior Editor (Politics)
New Statesman


  1. 1
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:


  2. 2
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Well, well, well.

  3. 3
    Dr David Kelly says:

    the circular firing squad continues. Flush ‘em all out

  4. 4
    Ivor Grumble says:

    ‘My good friend Peter Oborne suggested I drop you a line’…..LMAO

    I didn’t read it all but does he say at any point “I also waved at the Queen, and I’m sure she saw it, PLEASE EMPLOY ME I KNOW PEOPLE”

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  6. 6
    john mackie says:

  7. 7
    Grant Schatts says:

    P.S My radical views are on a pro rata basis. The more money, the more radical.
    Perhaps as a starting salary may i suggest thirty pieces of silver?

  8. 8
    Old Holborn says:

    the circular firing squad continues. Flush ‘em all out

  9. 9
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    This is perhaps another reason why Staggers got rid of him, and why Huff Po may also.

    (Can’t believe he went to C’hrist C’hurch – wtf ?!? )

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    What a hypocrite.

  11. 11
    stun says:

    A man of principle indeed. Dacre should offer him the job just to embarrass him. Oh, sorry, lefty hypocrisy means no embarrassment.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, is this for real? If it is not, you are having a little bit of fun at the expense of an idiotic lefty. If it is, you are exposing the truth. Either way, you are no better than the Daily Mail. Your standards will be investigated. You will be regulated. And if necessary, you will be re-educated.

  13. 13
    Desperate Dan says:

    ‘my good friend Peter Oborne” !!!!!! Tell me it’s not true.

  14. 14
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Classic quote from that:

    ‘And we never lose the moral high ground.’

    I think M’edhi just has.

    LMFAO :-D

  15. 15
    Mardy Insane says:

  16. 16
    Steve Miliband says:

    Did he get the job?

  17. 17
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    It’s in our D-N-A.

  18. 18
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Obviously now, hence the rant on QT.

  19. 19
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Peter deserves a right to reply on that.

    No problem if they are good pals, just seems a tad incredible.

  20. 20
    His Aunt says:

    Isn’t it time Mehedi grew up, did something useful and got a proper job?

  21. 21
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    I think the Islamic word is ‘Taqiyya’ basically lying to non-muslims to further the cause.

  22. 22
    john mackie says:

    Alistair Campbell, Mehdi Hasan, Kirsty Wark, Bonnie Greer, Penny Red, Owen Jones, Will Self, Rachel Reeves, S. Coogan, Eddie Transexual chap. And more.

    All on my short list of people deserving an immediate punch on the nose were I to bump into any of them on the street.

  23. 23
    Perse O'Nalley says:

    In the words of the Pope…’What a twat’.

  24. 24
    Popeye says:


  25. 25
    M'edhi H'asan : Old Tom's missing bell end says:

    M’edhi needs to get his headlines sorted:


    Incorrect: ‘M’ehdi’s Morning Memo: Miliband Waits For D’acre’s Apology’

    Fixed: ‘M’ehdi’s Morning Memo: M’edhi Waits For D’acre’s Apology’

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Mr Hasan,
    Thankyou for your letter but we are not recruiting writing staff at present.

    P.S. Feel free to send your application to others & be assured it will not be detrimental to your future prospects for employment by us.

    HR Dept.

  27. 27
    Rough Justice says:

  28. 28
    Something for Everyone says:

    the lip-smacking eye-popping mother-fucking Mail-bashing carefully rehearsed rant.

  29. 29
    Owhine Jones. says:

    Leave Madhi alone :-(

  30. 30
    My dog's cancer-ridden left testicle reads The Telegraph says:

    Get a job, ffs.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Aged 31;you’d think he’d know better.Stupid boy.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    See 26 below Steve.

  33. 33
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    An IslamoNutter prat. Notice how his voice changes in those videos to fit in with his audience.

  34. 34
    mastic asphalt spreader says:

    Glad to see you’re feeling yourself again, Bob.

  35. 35
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    My guess is that Mehdi is writing at least half of the trolling junk on this very page.

  36. 36
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:


  37. 37
    Labour...mendacious expedient sociopaths says:

    what a car crash letter

  38. 38
    Huh? says:

    Maybe my satire radar is faulty but is this genuine?

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Shameless. Haha.

  40. 40
    The Voice of Reason says:


  41. 41
    leftie drops goolie says:

    bet chukka likes him

  42. 42
    The Flying Spaghetti Machine says:

    My guess is that the DM bog paper has this letter printed on it. :-)

  43. 43
    Medhically Insan Watch says:

    How on earth did such a creep get so far?

  44. 44
    I didn't get where I am.... says:

    CVs are for the insecure and feeble-minded.

  45. 45
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, you’ve flushed him out, he’s exposed for all to see.

    Mehdi always seems so angry. He’ll be even more irate now!

  46. 46
    Labour...mendacious expedient sociopathic hypocrites says:

    caught with your nuts out medhi … the daily mail … who would have thunk it ?

  47. 47
    Labour are Splitting says:

    M’edhi’s job application letter to D’Acre is the definitive case against workfare.

  48. 48
    Private Eyefull says:

    And the other question of the week:

    Is Emily Maitlis part of Alistair Campbell’s staff? I think we should be told.

  49. 49
    The Meehjah will bum itself senseless says:

    What he said

  50. 50
    average joanna says:

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Channel 4 News has just
    compared outlawed Greek organisation Golden Dawn
    with UKIP.

  51. 51
    Andrew Efiong says:


  52. 52
    Cometh the Man says:

    How long before he is knighted by David Cameron?

  53. 53
    stench of hypocrisy says:

    Yet another left-wing hypocrite.
    Who’d have thought it…

  54. 54
    Naysayer says:

    Erm…Cometh…it’s the Queen who knights people…but your point is valid…DC or EM will recommend this person as sc*m floats to the top….

  55. 55
    Bluto says:

    Probably not any journalists like you.

  56. 56
    Mong Watch says:

    A profound realization strikes a lone neuron on the left:

  57. 57
    The Meehjah will bum itself senseless says:

    Ditto, Paûl D. Acher

  58. 58
    genghiz the kahn says:

    UKIP a golden shower

  59. 59
    Ziggy says:

    Seems a bit of a TWAT, ideal for journalism! Give the man a job!!

  60. 60
    I am Jack's throbbing shame says:

    So Mehdi… The “animal” unbelievers, the homosexuals and now the Mail…

    While we’re at it, anything else you would like to “clarify”?

  61. 61
    Hideously White says:

    A grateful nation weeps

  62. 62
    in the real world says:

    Most of them come from a far richer background,
    went to far posher schools and universities
    than wot I did.
    They need to stop trying so hard to be normal.

  63. 63
    Labour are Splitting says:

    He’s deep in discussion…

  64. 64
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Final comment, I do love seeing Hasan raging on Twitter! Tweeting like a canary at dawn!

    He’s been exposed for total hypocrisy and deserves it because he is using public platforms to say one thing and now we discover he’s been sending toadying letters on the sly to see if he can get some of the Mail’s money.

  65. 65
    they don't like it up 'em says:


    What a wanker.

  66. 66
    Tron says:

    That line up looks like The Dinner Party From Hell.

  67. 67
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Add Emily Maitlis,Jon Snow and Cathy Newman.

  68. 68
    well and truly rumbled says:

    This is brilliant.
    No one can ever take anything he says seriously again
    after such an arse-licking job app.to the Daily Mail.

  69. 69
    just asking says:

    Campbel is always angry too.
    Did he also fail to get a job
    on a decent paper?

  70. 70
    Leftroll says:

    Doesn’t make what he said about the Mail untrue though.

  71. 71
    Granny Grunt says:

    Haven’t you got some spots to squeeze?

  72. 72
    Labour...mendacious expedient sociopathic hypocrites says:

    not when twats like you and medicated start whining

  73. 73
    Tron says:

    What are the chances Dimbleby will read this out the next time MH is on Q.T.?

  74. 74
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Best stick with the hate preaching. It is what you do best.

  75. 75
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out Wilde

  76. 76
    stench says:

    The left may try to dictate what we can listen to or read.
    But they haven’t managed to decide what the public will think.
    Most people have never heard of Hasan. But those who have
    and know his political views will now know he’s a steaming

  77. 77
    BBC says:

    We shall be completely ignoring this story.

  78. 78
    Labour...mendacious expedient sociopathic hypocrites says:

    I should stop digging medhi … the blags out

  79. 79
    Tachybaptus says:

    Isn’t this something Mehdi wrote back in 2010?

  80. 80
    Peter Cook (Deceased) says:

    Absolutely priceless! I needed a laugh.

    Of course, the problem for all these shouty, yobby left wing bullies is that Dacre knows where all the bodies are buried. Literally.

  81. 81
    Owen Jones says:

    Thank you for contacting the Press Complaints Commission regarding the Daily Mail coverage of the late Mr Ralph Miliband.

    Although we acknowledge the concerns you have raised, given the nature of the coverage, it appears that the Commission might face difficulties in investigating or understanding this matter fully without the involvement of Ed Miliband or a representative of the Miliband family.

    The publication of any item which might arise from an investigation by the Commission (whether correction, apology or adjudication, for example) would generally need approval from the Miliband family. In such circumstances, it would be most appropriate for the Commission to take the matter forward through a complaint from the Miliband family or their representative.

    If you believe, however, that there are exceptional public interest reasons for the Commission to proceed with an independent complaint under the circumstances, we would be grateful to hear from you in the next seven days.

    Once we have heard from you, the Commission will be asked whether it wishes to take the complaint forward. If you would like to discuss your case before replying please do contact us. If we do not hear from you further we will close our file on your complaint.

    And they will hear from me,and how !!!!!

  82. 82
    pass the sickbag says:

    I’m surprised Hasan was able to speak on Question
    Time with his tongue rammed so firmly up Dacre’s

  83. 83
    Jellykins says:

    Yup…and given that two of them (Lord Lardarse etc) have tweeted Dacres private address…..any trouble & charges for incitement to follow perhaps?

  84. 84
    The British media are cunts says:

    i also saw the channel 4 shithead compare Golden Dawn to UKIP. When will the right wing in this country see they are under attack by the left?

    The BBC, Channel 4 and the Guardian are at it 24/7.

  85. 85
    Old Bob from Ambridge, Holbornshire says:

    All journalists are pond life, Medhi. Some are bottom-feeders and others the scum that reside on the, sunlit, surface.
    Whichever type you decide you’d prefer to be doesn’t really bother me. At the end of the day, I always piss into the pond.

  86. 86
    in the real world says:

    Did they all go to Oxbridge too?

  87. 87
    The British media are cunts says:

    By the way I’m complaining to Ofcom about C4 news.

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    ‘… will any journo ever write to Mail again, knowing latter can’t be trusted with private, work-related correspondence??’

    No, but then most would have the sense to do it in a phone call in the first place …

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Farage should complain about KG-M on Channel 4.

  90. 90
    QT Watch says:

    The BBC should have thought very carefully about the show they aired last night.

    M’edhi worked the crowd well. From the audio he nearly worked them into a riot.

    He is dangerous to have on air, and unsuitable for family viewing.

  91. 91
    Referee says:


    Schrödinger’s cat – you can’t resist it can you. The trolls own you.

  92. 92
    nellnewman says:

    You can’t be leftwing and anti-capitalist and at the same time keen to write and earn money from the M a i l.

    This is the eternal problem for labour – They want to be seen as the leftwing socialists supporting the down and out but in truth they are millionaires like militwit, chuckusyamoney and bliar living life on the hog.

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    How many monikers are you going to use Schrödinger’s cat?

    If you can use more than one to try and disguise yourself, you lose the right to complain that others use the Schrödinger’s cat moniker.

  94. 94
    David Cameron says:


    People forced to work for free for companies they hate

    What a great idea

  95. 95
    nellnewman says:

    alastaircampbell’s lasting tribute is his dodgy dossier and his involvement in
    dr iv ing Dr D a v i d K e l l y to his death.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Been looking up famous quotations on your kindle again?

  97. 97
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    The Daily Mail don’t seem to like anything that can’t wear a bikini, dear. It’s something to do with their failing circulation, I’m told.

  98. 98
    nellnewman says:

    Does that include the students labour MP’s get to work to them for free?

  99. 99
    McCanns says:

    Louise Mensch supports us in our abduction fairytale story and getting rich off a child

  100. 100
    Banned says:


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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    It seemed to work for Mary Riddle at The Telegraph, dear.

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    nellnewman says:

    actually the phrase is ‘high on the hog’ but never mind. Whatever. labour do it very well – clubbing, owning £multi million properties in London, and also in Spain in the case of chuckusyamoney. In the case of bliar – well he owns too many £multimillion properties across the world to count and apparently travels round in a luxury private jet when he’s not holidaying on private yachts!!

    Labour = It’s what we do!

  103. 103
    nellnewman says:

    never read the awful woman – next to pollytwaddle – she’s utter rubbish!

  104. 104
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    By the way, dear: I find that knitted cardigan with the corduroy elbow-patches rather fetching, dear. Poundmart?

  105. 105
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    This is to be expected, but it will not wash with the public.

    Vote UKIP.

  106. 106
    Ed says:

    I’m bored with bandwagons. Witch hunts are more my thing now.

  107. 107
    Anonymous says:

    He worked at.The Mirror (nearly bankrupt) and Today (died years ago).

    Does that answer your question?

  108. 108

    I have just got back from an early evening swim. Am about to sit down with some good wine and read a few of my 9000 or so books.

  109. 109
    Village Idiot says:

    ….Presumptious,secondary modern,5th form grade of letter!

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Shock, horror, a bright, young journalist writes a letter to a major media outlet asking to do a bit of writing for them.

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    Traitor Watch says:

    Emily Matlis: Canadian. Loony liberal left by definition, and will hate the UK. Graduated from Queen’s college Cambridge. Perhaps cut Osborne’s hair ?

    Jon Snow: Univ of Liverpool.

    Cathy Newman: Oxford LMH

  112. 112
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    How have your marrows done this year, nell? Have you grown one large enough to fill that gaping hole, dear?

  113. 113
    mine's a pint says:

    Yesterday Owen Jones tweeted that someone would have to ” take one for the team” and buy a copy of the Mail so they could bully advertisers into withdrawing from their contracts.
    Today it’s revealed that Mehdi Hasan was desperate to work for the Mail….

  114. 114
    G Bloom says:

    Please don’t compare UKIP to those lefty pinko Greeks, its very offensive to our ex conservative party members.

  115. 115
    Bill Quango MP -9 says:

    Long night if you are sat between Greer and Jones.
    Even longer if you have Rachel Reeves opposite.

    And longer still if your icebreaker was ” anyone catch Top Gear last night?”

  116. 116
    Traitor Watch says:

    And let’s not forget the follow up where he managed to prevent the right questions to be asked in Parliament which would have exposed the scam of the dossier early.

  117. 117
    Steve in Fazakerley says:

    Mehdi Hasan, who made mincemeat of Quinten Letts and made him look a right Pratt, received one of the biggest ovations I’ve ever seen on Question Time.

  118. 118
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    The non-hypocrites certainly will but maybe not people like MH. Will it be any loss?

  119. 119
    Bill Quango MP -9 says:

    Why has Cathy Newman got that Bavarian serving wench hair going on?
    Does she have a leather fetish?

  120. 120
    Old Bob from Ambridge, Holbornshire says:

    If your system can handle alcohol, I’m Bob Ambridge from the other blog.

  121. 121
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Not half as much as Red Ed.

  122. 122
    Sock Puppet Watch says:


  123. 123
    Tachybaptus says:

    “The Daily Mail. The only brand of toilet paper that leaves more shit on you than you started with.”

  124. 124
    Equalizer says:

    Hahahaha…OJ Simpleton shits himself, perhaps also guilty of trading his craft to the mail in the past….

  125. 125
    The DT might well be the next paper to go bust says:


    Actually, not quite – I read some of one article once, and realised she was just a rabid braindead stupid Lefty mong. What in the name of God were the Telegraph thinking?

    Anyway, I switched to the Times, but get the Telegraph free each day at Waitrose (spend £5 or more). Bollocks if I’m going to actually pay Mary Riddle’s salary.

    And don’t get me started on that brainless Bryony What’s Her Name.

    Or the DT’s shitty unedited website full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

  126. 126
    Anonymous says:

    This quisling paper was never held accountable for its despicable, collaborationist attitude toward the Nazi regime. If there were any justice at all, it would be shut down tomorrow, and its owners put in the dock with the likes of Golden Dawn.

    68 years may have passed, but humanity has not forgotten. And the Daily Mail has never stopped working to undermine and destroy Britain

  127. 127
    Duty Pedant says:

    Shock, horror, a bright, young journalist mong writes scrawls a letter to a major media outlet asking to do a bit of writing for them.

    – Corrected for you. 2/10 M’edhi, but nice try.

  128. 128
    Richard Littlecock, another DM tart says:

    Quentin Letts’ sketches make Tom Uttley’s essays seem like comedy genius.

  129. 129
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    So according to lefty trolls the Daily Mail was a fine upstanding newspaper back in 2010 was it? Don’t make me laugh.

  130. 130
    Epic fail! says:

    “Shock, horror, a bright, young journalist”

    Yeah, right. What colour’s the sky on your planet?

  131. 131
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    A vile rag spewing hatred like an aged puff adder. I wouldn’t pick up the droppings of my pussy with it

  132. 132
    Equalizer says:


  133. 133
    Fred Dibnah says:

    Plus, their weather forecasts are shite.

  134. 134
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Mehdi Hasan, the Jimmy Carr moment.

  135. 135
    Queen Quentin Letts says:

    He did!

    And I have the delicious tape!
    The best part is when Dacre says ‘ now..you say you are a follower of Benn? Is that the politician or the cartoon with a penchant for fancy dress?’

  136. 136
    Equalizer says:

    Milliband family at it again?

  137. 137
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    The slur can be ignored.

    C’hannel 4 should have Amjad Bashir on to discuss the matter.

    Then we may see if K-GM is rac!st towards folk from P’akistan.

    Vote UKIP

  138. 138
    Kebeb News says:

    It’s a vile rag at the best of times but recently it’s been getting very worrying, be it it’s obsession with sexualising the underage offspring of celebrities or worse, the continued almost necrophilic obsession that Dacre & co have with the likes of Diana and Mrs T.

    Plus they seemingly hire the most unlikeable people to write for them, Jan Moir, Toby Young, Katie Hopkins & Melanie Philips amongst many, many others.

  139. 139
    Not the real Ed Balls says:

    What is the point of sockpuppeting?

    Waste of time for everyone.

  140. 140
    Equalizer says:

    Actually, Puff Adders do not spew hate…they know nothing of such emotions…only humans spew hate.

  141. 141
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Destroy as in backing the government against tribalist, militant miners who were no doubt in some nutters’ eyes fighting to liberate Britain from the oppression of wealth and prosperity rather than trying to hold it to ransom for their own selfish ends.

  142. 142
    nellnewman says:

    There we go Elsie – that’s the problem with leftie labour – when they lose an argument they simply become offensive – can’t debate points.

    Very demeaning, smearing, abusive alastaircampbell. Well Done he ‘d be proud of you!

  143. 143
    left back [in the clubhouse] says:

    Playing at home with officialdom denying opposing supporters attendance and a bought and paid for referee anybody would win under those circumstances.

    Your naivety suits you.

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Dont forget Hughie and Charlotte Church.

  145. 145
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Your comment brought back some memories, dear.

  146. 146
    Mong Watch says:

    Bit of a b!tch fight, but Owen Jones has an explanation that settles it. Right ?

    Have the DM some similar letters from OJ on file ?

  147. 147
    nellnewman says:

    Don’nt know about poundmart – never heard of them – but there’s nothing wrong with Aldi – great food and veg prices – you should try it.

  148. 148
    kitler says:

    Well since their main cause seems to be killing each other they can Taqiyya as much as they like.

  149. 149
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    Apparently hippopotami are pretty bad tempered.

    They could conceivably be hateful. I’ve not really ever got close enough to one to find out.

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    From the Zinoviev letter, supporting the Blackshirts, appeasing Hitler (even after the war started) and a deep streak of anti-semitism to this latest debacle, as Alastair Campbell said, the Daily Mail is the worst of British values, posing as the best and their editor Paul Dacre is a bully and a coward. All credit to Ed Miliband for standing up to them

  151. 151
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    Actually, I could be thinking of rhinoceroses..

    And the neighbour’s cat. That definitely spews hate.

  152. 152
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Actually far more people spew hatred like a puff adder AT the Daily Mail rather than the other way round. If you hadn’t notice this you are not living on this planet. And it wasn’t the Daily Mail but the Daily Mirror that joined in the vile celebrations on the death of Margaret Thatcher claiming she fought against Britain while she was still lying on her death bed. How is that for evidence of the left’s casual hatred and vileness?

  153. 153
    nellnewman says:

    ‘standard freelance grovelling letter’ ?

    Owen writes them too then?

    So leftie labour want a part of that monetary reward that the Mail will give them if it lets them in – is that it?!

  154. 154
    Bill Quango MP -9 says:

    Remember to take some I.D.

  155. 155
    Elsie Tanner (dead) says:

    Vile newspaper. Deeply ashamed when I see it at the houses of friends or family.

    And Mehdi Hasan did what Alastair Campbell didn’t – gave the Mail a right royal shoeing

  156. 156
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Debating is for balding, gum-chewing sixth-formers, dear.

  157. 157
    nellnewman says:

    Talking of weather forecasts – the worst come from BBC weather – more unreliable than barrosso’s economic forecasts about the eu.

  158. 158
    Elsie Tanner (dead) says:

    From the Zinoviev letter, supporting the Blackshirts, appeasing Hitler (even after the war started) and a deep streak of anti-semitism to this latest debacle, as Alastair Campbell said, the Daily Mail is the worst of British values, posing as the best and their editor P@ul Dacre is a bully and a coward. All credit to Ed Miliband for standing up to them

  159. 159
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    “Grow up.”

    What, Owen Jones, mental age 14 and 1/4, is telling people to grow up?


  160. 160
    Lady Astor's son-in-law says:

    He’s another Leftist Hypocrite (tautology)

  161. 161
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    Let’s hope the bouncers catch him trying to sneak his bottle of White Lighting in under his jacket.

  162. 162
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    But what about the Daily Mirror which is a much more vile newspaper? The way it carried on over the death of Margaret Thatcher it could not have been more depraved or disgusting.

    The trouble with the left is that they are more than happy to dish out their hatred of anything right wing but, like Red Ed, will whinge and whine when they get any of their own brand of medicine back. They are just a bunch of steaming hypocrites, the lot of them. Mehdi Hasan is a perfect example.

  163. 163
    nellnewman says:

    We must never forget that alastaircampbell was the author of that dodgy dossier that took us into a unnecessary war . Labour Lied!

    We must never forget that gurninggordon trashed our economy and militwit as Secretary of State for the Environment trashed our Energy Policy.

    These labour people, only interested in their own bank balances which they troughed from we taxpayers, trashed our way of life and left us paying the price of their incompetence and failure to govern properly.

    God forbid they ever get back into power again!!

  164. 164
    Norman King says:

    My father said to me just last Sunday that he didn’t think Ed Miliband was a strong enough leader.
    But Ed keeps totting up examples that serve to the contrary. He took on Murdoch and forced the Tories to at least pretend to do the same, he stopped us from bombing Syria, he wants to take on the Energy companies and now he’s standing up to the Daily Mail.
    What more has he got to do, before you admit it’s just about looks and demagoguery ?

  165. 165
    Point of Information 7 says:

    There are claims that the Greek Golden Dawn party uses a S’wasticka like symbol as it’s logo. This lie is being used to construct the case that they are a ‘neo-N’azi’ political party.

    Here is the symbol:

    The symbol is a Greek Meander. It is also known as a Greek Fret, or Greek Key.

    It is a repeating border pattern.

    They are among the most important symbols in ancient Greece and symbolize infinity and unity. You can find them all over, including on many buildings in L’ondon.


    This symbol has nothing to do with the S’wasticka which the N’azi’s adopted.

  166. 166
    Richard Littlecock, another DM tart says:

    I think Mad Mel has jumped ship. I’m not sure whether Hefferlite is still alive. He was definitely here a couple of years ago because the doorways were all widened.
    They comes and they goes.

  167. 167
    LFTurner says:

    Can’t believe some of the comments on here slamming Mehdi Hasan from supposedly educated fellows. So what if he applied for the Daily Mail three years back. What he said last night was the utter truth. I didn’t realise changing your opinion made you a hypocrite, especially when that change of mind has come over the course of three years – it’s called learning. Coming from someone who has worked alongside a former reporter from the Daily Mail (he left through his own choice, because in his words it is the ‘Nazi Paper’), a large part of what Mr Hasan said was spot on. This is a newspaper that calls Mo Farah a plastic Brit, one of our modern day heroes, and a shining example of multiculturalism in this country. All the above and ensuing saga is doing, is taking the spotlight away from the entire and important point of this story, as often happens with any important debate in Britain due to social and widerspread media. The Daily Mail should just apologise for the way it acted towards Mr Millibands father, for simply making a mountain out of a molehill.

    Just to add before the abuse begins, I don’t support Mr Milliband as a leader or his views regarding regulation of the press.

  168. 168
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    “the Daily Mail is the worst of British values”

    As opposed to say, oh, Alastair Campbell’s dodgy dossier, Labour’s lies, and an illegal war that slaughtered half a million men, women and children?

    The Mail’s story was worse than that? Worse than half a million people being killed by Labour?


    How about the tens of thousands of British people slaughtered by the NHS whilst Health Secretary Andy Burnham became “enraged” that the public had found out that the NHS was slaughtering British people?

    Wouldn’t that be worse

  169. 169
    nellnewman says:

    Do give over Elsie – you are flogging a dead horse! Very much like militwit at the moment as he keeps banging on about his Dad . He has overplayed his hand and made it a complete farce!

  170. 170
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    But it was Ralph Miliband who supported the Russian Communists. What happened there? Only the deaths of millions through starvation and forced labour in concentration camps. But the left do not want to know about that, so they cry fowl when it is published. The public have a right to know what evil influences Red Ed has been under.

  171. 171
    Kebab Quotes Ltd says:

    The Daily Mail isn’t a newspaper. It is essentially an extreme right propaganda sheet promoting, and making excuses, for vile Tory policies to a readership primarily consisting of Little Englanders

  172. 172
    Anonymous says:

    Can anyone make sense of the boy wonder’s above tweet? I’ve not seen any sign of the Mail throwing its toys out of the pram.

  173. 173
    nellnewman says:

    No the Mail shouldn’t apologise.

    There is a big debate going on between J e w s who came here in WW2 with enterprise , worked hard hard , created businesses and created jobs and never relied on the state for themselves or their families and a minority of j e w s like militwit’s Dad who came here and lived off the taxpayer, as also have his sons, all of their life whilst attacking our way of life.

    What have the militwits ever done for Britain?

  174. 174
    Lord Ed of Pwimwose Hiwl says:

    I’m getting shitfaced myself.

  175. 175
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    “All the above and ensuing saga is doing, is taking the spotlight away from the entire and important point of this story”

    The important point being that Adolph Miliband hated Britain, wanted the Nazis to win, and wanted Britain’s women and children to be gassed.

    He was quite relaxed about it.

    Just like his mutant idiot son – who has never done a day’s work in his life – is quite relaxed about contemporary dictators who gas women and children. Ed had a chance to intervene. But “meh” he decided not to.

    He – Ed Miliband – was quite happy for women and children to be gassed.

  176. 176
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Labour’s Eastleigh candidate, J0hn O’F&rrel:


    And, Ralph Miliband is on record that he was opposed to the UK defending it’s sovereign claim over the Falkl&nds after Argent!na invaded.

    Vote UKIP

  177. 177
    nellnewman says:

    The graudianisn’t a newspaper. It is essentially an extreme leftwing propaganda sheet promoting, and making excuses, for vile labour policies to a readership primarily consisting of welfare benefit folks

  178. 178
    Smurfy says:

    What a scumbag! I won’t be reading the DM if that tvrd is writing for it!

  179. 179 says:

    I loathe all right-wing head-bangers / numpties including The Daily Mail. Anyone who wants to sell this country off (to feather their own nests) needs to be stopped firmly in their tracks.

  180. 180
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    “What have the militwits ever done for Britain?”

    Well, Dave Miliband stopped sucking at the British taxpayers’ teat and buggered off to America.

    Hopefully, after the next election, his dimwitted anti-British mutant brother will bugger off abroad, too.

  181. 181
    Eric Pickles says:

    You need to adjust your medication

  182. 182
    Point of Information 7 says:

    Mo F’arrah is a S’omali, not a Brit.


    Claimed to be in error. Error’s like that do not happen. He was a person of interest.

  183. 183
    Ron Broxted says:

    I might leave a comment on your silly blog later, Botty. If it doesn’t stick, I’ll probably bring Stretch over to gape you.

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    Vote UKIP get Miliband…

  185. 185
    The Daily Mail says:

    The paper that keeps you in touch with your inner bigot.

  186. 186
    Ming says:

    Vote UKIP get Miliband

  187. 187
    These strikes are wrong says:

    Yessssss pleeazzzze frendzzz. My dad would be pwoudd

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:

    Not just any public platform either. What’s the appearance fee for BBC QT these days? Due to the unique way in which the BBC is funded.

  189. 189
    Adolph Miliband hated Britain and so does his mutant son says:

    Yes, well, without right-wingers, where do you think the money for your “bennies” is going to come from? The Socialist PowerHouse? LOL!

    That’s what you really hate, isn’t it? Yourself.

    Without “righties”, you’d starve. You’d be out on the street, in a cardboard box. You hate your dependency, your subservience. You hate how you have to go cap in hand and beg “Righties” for some of their money.

    Or else you’d starve. Because you’re far too stupid to look after yourself.

    So you have to beg. And you do beg. And for that, you hate yourself.

  190. 190
    Real News says:

    Don’t the DM have as a core principal that they desire to print articles which create tension and discomfort among their readers ?

    It is a very spooky publication.

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    Mail “journalists”are on the whole deeply unpleasant people. I have more respect for drug dealers, as they will openly admit to ruining peoples lives for money. The Mail has more of the nasty type than other rags. But like all bullies, they scream like stuck pigs when it is given back to them

  192. 192
    LFTurner says:

    So a guy who fought for Britain against the Nazi’s in WW2 wanted us to lose to them? Makes sense I guess. In other news, the Daily Mails just apologised for the story.

  193. 193
    Private Eye says:

    Exclusive: M’edhi Hasan joins the team.

  194. 194
    nellnewman says:

    Talking of inner bigots have you looked at chuckusyamoney, bliar, alastaircampbell, militwit, bullyballs or gurninggordon lately?!!

  195. 195
    average joanna says:

    It would be “snoring boring” if you were unfortunate enough
    to sit opposite Rachel Reeves.She inherited her Socialist views
    from her father,like her boss.

  196. 196
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    How entrapped by life do you have to be by owning a Kindle?

    Before dismissing this, I think the technology is mediocre and the business model is poor for the user. I buy something like a book and it is mine forever. With Kindle they can remove your right at any time.

    Therefore I shall never own one.

    The tactile feel of a page is something that over half a century has inculcated a sense of relationship with the author that no other medium can emulate for me. For others it may be different.

    What I was trying to remember, but dinner intervened was: It is absurd, therefore I believe it.

  197. 197
    A.W. says:

    You seem to have something of the night about you.

  198. 198
    nellnewman says:

    graudian/beeb journalists”are on the whole deeply unpleasant people. I have more respect for drug dealers, as they will openly admit to ruining peoples lives for money.

    graudian/beeb has more of the nasty type than other rags/media. But like all bullies, they scream like stuck pigs when it is given back to them.

  199. 199
    Drunk Twit Watch says:

    Two of the most odious folk on Twitter hand bagging over the Mail.

    Top Marks Guido :-)

  200. 200
    Jack Ketch says:

    How old is this twerp, 12?

  201. 201
    Lorem Up Some says:

    non sequitur

  202. 202
    average joanna says:

    Just why do so many privileged well-educated,
    rich,Oxbridge types adopt such unquestioning
    left-wing views?

  203. 203
    Anonymous says:

    BBC’s moderate muslim. ;-)

  204. 204
    nellnewman says:

    Well alastaircampbell – very telling statement- ‘ morally he is repugnant ‘ Are you talking of yourself?

    and ‘most bullies are a coward’ – as a a bully I’m sure you know the answer to that one!!

  205. 205
    nellnewman says:

    I see mcbride’s foul bullying labour is still alive and kicking!

  206. 206
    Bumimus Kissimus says:

    LMBPO = Laughing my butt plug out

    No anal sphincter is strong enough to withstand this incredible revelation.

    Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, eat your hearts out!

  207. 207
    John Bellingham says:

    Young master Hasan must feel the biggest fool in the Country at this moment.

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    x 1,000,000

  209. 209
    The Daily Mail was not wrong. says:

    The Daily Mail”s original article was absolutely correct. As far as the spurious allegation of anti-Semitism goes – did no one note that the by-line was of a journalist with the name of Levy?

  210. 210
    Lancashire procurator Fiscal says:

    and your problem with that?

  211. 211
    Anonymous says:

    The Left have been attacking this country–from within–for some time.

  212. 212
    stun says:

    I can see who you’re routing for

  213. 213
    Bumimus Kissimus says:

    LMBPО = Lаughіng my butt plug оut

    Nо аnаl sphіnctеr іs strоng еnоugh tо wіthstаnd thіs іncrеdіblе rеvеlаtіоn.

    Fоur Hоrsеmеn оf thе Аpоcаlypsе, еаt yоur hеаrts оut!

  214. 214
    polygenesis says:

    Nasty and spiteful as they come when they are doing the bullying, and when they get some of their own medicine served up on them they cry like little girls playing the downtrodden victim running to mummy. Thats the left for you, hypocrites and bullies.

  215. 215
    nellnewman says:

    How can alastaircampbell justify his involvement in this latest row over ralphmiliband?

    alastaircampbell is the most fatally flawed individual when it comes to morals, care of one’s fellow man, honesty and decency.

    He was bliar’s bagman, bully , spinner, smearer, backstabber and assassin.

    His word is about as trustworthy as a drug dealer professing his innocence!

  216. 216
    Traitor Watch says:

    The one at the top faked pictures of UK soldiers p!ssing on !raqi’s claiming torture.

    The one at the bottom was instrumental in putting UK soldiers into !raq, in an unjust war where over 100,000 !raqi’s died (and are still dying to this day), and the UK lost 179 soldiers.

  217. 217
    Juan Kerr says:

    Can’t imagine any potential UKIP voters watching C4 news. They’re just preaching to the converted lefties.

  218. 218
    Lancashire Lad says:

    You know on reflection had we told Milliband senior to piss off back to Belgium in 1940, there’s a good chance we wouldn’t have to read his dreadful works and even better there wouldn’t have either David or Ed.

    Much as I loathed the Nazis they knew how to deal with Communists and Milliband senior is one I’d quite happily let them deal with

  219. 219
    poor as feck says:

    24 hours of fame–shot up in flames

  220. 220
    The Daily Mail was not wrong. says:

    …………..and what makes “Little Englanders” as you describe them wrong?

  221. 221
    Stat Tractor says:

    Statistically-speaking, your anus has a 0.003% chance of being, involuntarily, pierced by a Greek penis, in your lifetime.
    They just failed to hit the mark, with the Turks polling a massive 0.005% of their targets and, coming behind, were The Catholics with, a dribbly but not inconsequential, 0.0027%

    +++stay safe clench or use a prescribed form of anti-penetration+++

  222. 222
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Feck? You sound like a fucking retard, for fuck’s sake.

  223. 223
    Smurfy says:

    ” I believe you once
    told sports columnist Des Kelly that he
    should “make them laugh, make them
    cry, or make them angry”. That’s
    something I believe I could do for you,
    and for your readers, on the pages of
    the Mail .

    He forgot to add and make ‘em not read any of my tripe!

  224. 224
    The Flying Spaghetti Machine says:

    We can hope. In fact, everyone in the country should get a boost from this.

    Nearly all can say: I am better than M’edh! Hasan ! – and be proud.

  225. 225
    kitler says:

    Kindle Fire kicks ass. As good as any ibollocks but a quarter of the price. Proof of the consumer benefits of massive corporate tax avoidance.

  226. 226
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Are my mushrooms ready yet, nell? You sound as though you may have had a sneaky taster.

  227. 227
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t believe it, someone that proves it is possible to write worst BS than the Daily Mail. Must be yet another hard-right Mind Guard. (Mind Guard: Someone that appoints themselves to the role of protecting the group from adverse information that might threaten group complacency.)

  228. 228
    LFTurner says:

    In response to nellnewman’s comments on post 166 (wouldn’t let me post response directly) what does the apparent debate surrounding Jews have to do with the fact that the Mail spun a story largely out of a 17 year olds views – who else hasn’t changed their mind from opinions they had when they were 17, and in some cases been disgusted by these views? The thought that he hated Britain, and also gave nothing to the country is utterly laughable – he fought for us protecting our rights regardless of his views, so that we could have debates like this today. And regarding the point made regarding Jews. No matter the race, religion or gender, there’s always a small minority who sponge of the state so to speak. Why just make it about their faith?

  229. 229
    Albion says:

    Surely not a dog lover as well as a music lover. Totally unacceptable. Have them all executed most hideously, for the love of Allah.

  230. 230
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Oborne is an establishment toady of the highest order but where he really enters his own is brown nosing Islam (see his buttock clenching article in the DT today).

    No surprise then that he is buddies with a closet Islamist like Hasan,

    If this letter is genuine it just shows what a hypocritical cnut the man is

  231. 231
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Chewing gum is what we, hard, feckers do up North London way.

  232. 232
    R. Spandit says:

    You like it up you though, don’t you ?

  233. 233
    twatwatch says:

    Vote UKIP get UKIP

    that’s how democracy works you daft twat

  234. 234
    poor as feck says:

    If you say so, My Lord. Should I carry on posting rubbish into the night?

  235. 235
    This is Rectal Prolapse worthy says:

    There should be a health warning at the top of this article.

    Very amusing.

  236. 236
    Tory HQ says:

    Vote for us twats or the dickheads will get in

  237. 237
    A Doctor writes says:

    It seems that Mr Hasan has been diagnosed with what we call Nasus faecalis.

    And in thirty years, it was the brownest nose I have encountered.

  238. 238
    Anonymous says:

    So that is how you Stopped Worrying and Learned To Love Big Business.

  239. 239
    Gonk says:

    Aw diddums, the nasty big boys worked out I was hypocritical lying careerist twat.

  240. 240
    Guido Fawkes says:

    No. I think our readership deserves a break. Tell the whole operation to wind-down at 2200 BST.

  241. 241
    The all singing-all dancing crap of the world is upon us. says:

    There is a heaven for lefty twats and here are the directions to get there. Stick the head directly up the anus and blow through your yin n yang! Bliss!

    Hasan just comes across as desperate Danish! Islam is nonsense and American christianity is pants. But I have no problem with moderate religion -just don’t bore me with it!

  242. 242
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


  243. 243
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    And judging by last nights local election results:

    Vote Conservative, Get Lib Dem.

  244. 244
    Steve Miliband says:

    Cant find this story on the BBC? Is it next to the Andy Burham one?

  245. 245
    Guido Fawkes says:

    If you had really worked in banking, your’s would be the brownest protuberance around these parts.

  246. 246
    Mong Watch says:

    The worrying thing is, the style is almost the same as that he uses in his articles.

  247. 247
    Guido Fawkes says:

    What story, dear?

  248. 248
    Guido Fawkes says:

    You fucktards read it, then?

  249. 249
    albacore says:

    Give over, Fawkes, do – how can that be genuine?
    Saintly lefties don’t beg The Mail to let them in
    They’d rather starve and stagger, freezing in tatters
    Integrity – it’s the only thing that matters
    And if you’d believe that, for sure, you’d fall for owt
    All hail The Mail. Long may it get the commies’ goat

  250. 250
    The Loony Left says:

    Why Merdey Hasan wants a job at the Mail…

  251. 251
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Bless! What a lovely CV!

  252. 252
    Elsie Tanner (dead) says:

    Agreed, nell. If I hadn’t been flogging the same-old, same-old, dead horse for Guido (god bless his North London-Oirish soul) for the past five years, nobody would have noticed.
    So, thank you for pointing me out.

  253. 253
    Maq­boul says:

    Are you for real? regulated and re-educated, if you please!

  254. 254
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    I would never cut it up to use as bathroom tissues.

  255. 255
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Didn’t Winnie once say in the 1920’s that if he lived in Italy he would don a black shirt?

  256. 256
    Stat Tractor says:


    So, basically, next to nobody buys their shite.

  257. 257
    Jan Moir says:

    even less reads it

  258. 258
    Maq­boul says:

    If it supported the Labour Party you fucking lot of hypocrites would have no problem with it.

  259. 259
    Back in the Real World says:

    While most of us are proud to be English, it is the Daily Mail/UKIP/Little Englander Mind Set that people are waking up to. For why would modern people wish to live in a backward-looking nation of small shop-keepers?

  260. 260
    Yo bro says:

    Oh come on the Daily Mail knows the rules and its all part of a game anyway of mass deception for the gullable. To accuse the DM of anti s.em it ism is absurd as it publishes daily a story of how some Holy coast victim managed to avoid the ga s showers as the ev. Il guards had run out of money for the meter.
    As for the New Statesman I didnt think anyone read it apart from the Miliba.nd clan in London . Certainly it has a circulation plunging into the abyss.

  261. 261
    Sheeple-Watch says:

    Those figures are rather scary, actually.

  262. 262
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Who is Mo Farah. The name sounds familiar but I can’t think who she is.

  263. 263
    Mong Watch says:


    Why would anyone vote for a party which wishes to bring back socialism.

  264. 264
    Bluto says:

    You have the face you deserve Campbell and you can’t escape it. Whatever crap you are peddling courtesy of the BBC there is your face which you can’t hide and which tells us all we need to know about you.

  265. 265
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Miss Phillips has announced she is leaving the DM. Have they put her under pressure because she is a RSP?

  266. 266
    Another Engineer says:

    It is only the Arts graduates – ie the hard of thinking.

    We did have an Oxford scientist as PM once…

  267. 267
    Holiness Blair says:

    You talking to me?

  268. 268
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Because of the grocer’s daughter silly.

  269. 269
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  270. 270
    abdul-y-dark says:

    I don’t take a morning paper, as yet. I’m still acclimatising and will source the publication that suits me best when my housing benefit palava has mellowed.

  271. 271
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Is it true that he calls his staff by the same word McKenzie used to use when he was editor of the Current Bun?

  272. 272
    The British media are cunts says:

    Presumably you’d also want to hold the Daily Mirror to account for its support of the black shirts?

    And the BBC for its support of the IRA?

  273. 273
    More Correctly says:

    But Dave just could not stand losing to real-Labour Ed Miliband – so he buggered off to America. Good to see the back of this Tony Blair clone – the Yanks are welcome to him.

  274. 274
    golly says:

    PS Mr Dacre: I also think all you kuffahs are animals and dogs and other ‘orrible, untouchable unmentionables.

  275. 275
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Load of bitter old queens the lot of them including soon to depart Melanie.

  276. 276
    MacGuffin says:

    Please learn the difference between ‘principal’ and ‘principle’.

  277. 277
    UKIP or bust says:

    This thread and stinky poo’s tweet’s, have made my day.

    No make that my week, actually my month.

    Yes, this thread and stinky poo’s tweet’s, have made my run in to Christmas.

  278. 278
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Dear Mr Dacre, I am writing this to you,
    In the hope that you will read so you’ll know,
    My heart beats like a hammer and I stutter and stammer,
    Every time I see you………………………….

  279. 279
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Medhi Hasan is a media whore and a two faced hypocritical loud mouthed twat.

  280. 280
    Daily Mail is a Mental Illness says:

    While you are totally correct to point out Alastair Campbell’s dodgy dossier, (New) Labour’s lies and an illegal war that slaughtered half a million men, women and children – the truth remains that the Daily Mail is the worst of British values.

  281. 281
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Some political news:

    N’igel is considering running against L’aura S’andys in South Thanet.

    No final decision has been made just yet.

    2010 GE Results:

               Result  |  Change 
    Con    :   48.0%   |  + 6.8% 
    Lab    :   31.4%   |  - 8.1% 
    Lib Dem:   15.1%   |  + 2.9% 
    UKIP   :    5.5%   |  + 0.7%

    This was a Conservative gain from Labour.

  282. 282
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    It’s called denial.

  283. 283
    average joanna says:

    Campbell was all over the British media like a
    nasty rash this week.Where has he disappeared?

  284. 284
    nellnewman says:

    Too busy typing, G. Going for imaginary swim in a mo.

  285. 285
    yawn says:

    It’s an amateurish attempt to re-write history.
    It’s one of the few reliable things about a socialist.

  286. 286
    Another Engineer says:

    Also, the proportion of posh students is much higher in arts subjects…

  287. 287
    Sir William Waid says:

    Our local ‘WaadWideWeb’ blog needs a local politics correspondent.

  288. 288
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Campbell you are so in denial. Just how do you live with yourself?

  289. 289
    nah says:

    We’re happy to spend your money on guests like
    Hasan, Alistair Campbell,Jacqui Smith.

  290. 290
    Sir William Waid says:

    1.8 million people want to be wound up with a lot of whingeing, ignorant cow-poo every day.

  291. 291
    Form 5c Careers Adviser says:

    You poor deluded oaf. You? a journo? FFS

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    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Good article:


    Some excepts:

    ‘I admire Mr B’arroso’s frank honesty. Yet again, we see European politicians telling the truth about the realities of the EU while the Prime Minister tries to mislead.’

    ‘Which part of “No” does Mr C’ameron not understand?’

    ‘it is Mr Barroso who is the captain, while Mr Cameron remains a muttering deckhand.’

    Some serious stuff also about the deception that the coalition is putting on people at present regarding EU issues, in particular ECHR withdrawal, restriction of access to UK benefits of R’omanian / B’ulgarians and limitations of numbers.

    Vote UKIP.

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    If they cry fowl, give them the bird.

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

    Nigel Facade

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    Purple tie Watch says:

    Sad Ed’s turn today

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    Mrsshitrit says:

    As a leading member of the cattle club (refer to his viral video feed) I am extremely moooooved by his letter

  297. 297
    Juan Kerr says:

    Graun’s readership is more likely to consist of BBC types, champagne socialists and tree huggers.

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    The BBC always reports, "The Government has...Labour said..." says:

    Al-Beeba Headline..

    “Daily Mail’s position on Miliband unravelling – Labour”

    Funny and I thought it was a personal fight for Milliband about his father, what right have the Liebour Party to be involved?

    Well it is political now and the Mail were right to raise the issue of Milliband using his father in his speeches.

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh What A Circus, Oh What A (Side) Show.

    And good for the country, in a roundabout way, we’ve made the front page of all the papers today.

  300. 300
    Sir Bentley Continental says:

    Hello, how’s it hanging, Ed?

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    ‘Worst of British values.’ Not even coherent. Get back to your Thatcher-hating Guardian, hypocrite.

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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:


  303. 303
    Bob Fleming says:

    Of some ethnic persuasion or other

  304. 304
    Anonymous says:

    Yep. As long as UKIP take it, the BBC and Channel 4 will dish it out.

  305. 305
    Bob Fleming says:

    Given there’s probably 80m people in the UK and rising, what the hell is everybody else reading?

  306. 306
    Integrity trail says:

    The rant turns out to be a Ratner moment.

  307. 307
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Derek Draper, Toilets Maguire, Fat Cnut Watson, Denis McShameless, Sion Simon, Ed Bollocks, Death Camp Burnham – the list is endless

  308. 308
    Juan Kerr says:

    A few nights ago, the opening headline on a late-night bulletin, R5, was “the conservatives have been criticised for……” relating to the new plans for the young unemployed.

  309. 309
    Bob Fleming says:

    Please show some respect to the man who could well be a future Prime Minister of the UK

  310. 310
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Exactly Nell – takes one to know one! His complete absence of self-awareness is shocking. Or perhaps it is just pure brass neck?

  311. 311
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The Qu’ran ?

  312. 312
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    Easy,the lefty poll taxers, opps! i mean the BBC keep asking me to tell the truth as we see it.If i,m not on the box Kevin Maguire takes my place.Abbott is third reserve!!!.

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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Look Away Now, children.

    Dacre's not hiding from you, he is pissing himself laughing at what an absolute сunt you have made of yourself. @mehdirhasan— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) October 4, 2013

  314. 314
    Back in the Real World says:

    Silly me, grocer’s daughter aside, why would . . .

  315. 315
    Ralph supporting the Argentine junta says:

    I hope they let him in. He needs to drown his sorrows about how the Mail fucked over Mehdi.

  316. 316
    Runcorn Rob says:

    Is Miliband from Liverpool? Because he’s playing the victim card for all it’s worth.

    As for Hasan, we can see how he bends and scrapes in search of cash. I’ll never take him seriously again.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    He didn’t fight for this country, he fought against fascism. He was a Marxist, so why would he believe in the concept of patriotism? And even Milliband has acknowledged that the article was in no way anti-semitic.

  318. 318
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    I hope the Daily Mail publish this letter after what he said about it on Question Time on Thursday. Serve the hypocritical lowlife right. He deserves to be torn to shreds.

  319. 319
    UKID DING says:

    Current predictions show ZERO ukip MPs in 2015. Zero, nil,zip,nada,rien,nowt. A big fat 0


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    Blowing Whistles says:

    And so the Privy Council meet next week – but wasn’t Chris Huhne a former member until a spot of bother caught up with him recently?

    The Privy Council / PC (or Political Correctness – [gawd help us]) or is it SC – Star Chamber?

    Don’t the British Public ‘deserve better’ and shouldn’t the British Public be informed of the full names, CV’s and antecedents of every member of the Privy Council – just in case there may, might or could be some undeclared conflicts of interest – conscious or otherwise of those members for multiple other reasons [inferring blackmail / entrapment co-ersion and or a lifetime of being a pathetic dupe]?

    Erivate Pye have noted that the Dacre is due to take the pay off on pg 6 on 14th November.

    Does Hasan as part of the 4th Estate also suffer from that unacknowledged condition of ‘msm journalistic cognitive dissonance’ when it comes to their getting it wrong (A bit like the twat K Guru Mythy)?

    Are 80% of Parlia’mentals’ STILL suborned and craven under the influence of FOI Acting and duplicity?

    Who’s intellectual enough to work the above one out?

    And lastly am I glad I know where to put a question mark – not that none of us are perfect – except for some who ‘do bleat on about their fucking so called being hard done by’?

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    Nigel Mirage says:

  322. 322
    Anonymous says:


    A touch of xenophobia from the Daily Mail hating lefty. Well done!

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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    They are crap at rendering any technical work with footnotes, illustrations, colour, graphs and so on.

    OK for Ken Follett and his type of shit.

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    The BBC always reports, "The Government has...Labour said..." says:

    Mehdi (Push Through) Hasan!!

    push through: n. the consequence of buying “Economy Brand” bumwad.

    ‘‘Would you care for another scone, Father Brown’, asked Lady Chelmshurst.
    ‘Bless you, but thank you no,’ replied the small priest, blinking owlishly and proffering a smelly digit towards his hostess’s nose.
    ‘I’ve just been to lay a cable and I fear I had a push through.” (from Father Brown Points the Finger by GK Chesterton

  325. 325
    Newsfox says:

    Well written pitch – and makes clear that he would like to write from the Left. Yes, he played the gallery on QT – the Mail should be worried that the gallery was so enthused.

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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:


  327. 327
    Bluto says:

    “I bet you don’t hate us as much as we hate you!”

  328. 328
    Point of Information 7 says:

    The symbol for the new s’hekel is somewhat similar to the Greek Meander that GD use as their symbol:

  329. 329
    The BBC always reports, "The Government has...Labour said..." says:

    You’d certainly be the ‘pub scarecrow’ OJ!

  330. 330
    Man from the Street says:

    He will walk it. I may even go and help leaflet for him.

  331. 331
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    Just imagine Miliband and his Marxists are in power,the country is full of all the EU,s immigrants,everyone is on benefits,all the swans,squirrels and carp have been eaten AND then the world says they are not going to lend us any more money.The socialists/BBC will say its all Thatchers fault.

  332. 332
    Lenin, Stalin and Mao says:

    No, you desperately need right wingers to hate. Hatred is part of a left winger’s very being. Without right wingers to hate, we turn on own, slaughtering them by the millions.

  333. 333
    The Loony Left says:

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Brilliant ! I’ll come and help you.

  335. 335
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Medh! Hasan as part of the 4th Estate ? :-) – Perhaps firmly in the stables now.

    Good rhetorical question you ask:

    – Don’t the British Public ‘deserve better’

    Understanding you do not need an answer, one would suggest that the answer is no.

    Why ?

    Because the reality which the British Public have now is to a degree of their own creation. It isn’t just the public who have a problem. The establishment have shot themselves in both feet as well, particularly in allowing Labour to screw up energy policy, and Brown to destroy the economy and sign Lisbon.

    In this respect we are all in it together up to our necks.

  336. 336
    Bob Fleming says:

    Is that you Nell?

  337. 337
    Tachybaptus says:

    It’s just a monogram of two letters: שח, shin het (right to left, of course), standing for sheqel hadash, ‘new shekel’. It’s been in existence since 1980. No secret significance, but quite a nice bit of design.

  338. 338
    Tachybaptus says:

    Oh God, not the Tachybaptus sockpuppet again. Fuck off, you sad little creep.

  339. 339
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    If I were you, I would say something trite like I am flattered

    Since that is not the case, I shall resist the Thames Station.

    The British Public gets exactly what it deserves, unfortunately. That is life.

    They tend to wake up when it is all but too late and then escape, almost undeservedly, because someone like Winston Churchill steps in. At the moment they see the next WSC as being Ed Miliband, ‘scuse me:


    But that is history and you don’t do such stuff, do you? No one existed before you were born.

    Baaaaaarrrrrrffffffff! Oh! Sorry! Just gobbed all over your consigliere Jeffery West Muse Studded Crucifix Leather Shoes. :-D

  340. 340
    The gift that keeps on giving says:

    This is interesting:


    Important twitter capture from T!m Sh!pman…


    Medh! also got paid quite well by the Mail on Sunday to have his Miliband book serialized.

  341. 341
    Owen Jones's mum says:

    I’m very proud of my son’s mental age of 14 1/4. He’s the cleverest boy in his primary school.

  342. 342
    They all want it says:

    Cadbury loses five-year battle with Swiss rivals Nestle to trademark the colour PURPLE on its chocolate bars

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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    That was directed against BW, not NBW (sorry for confusing double negative!)

    He has said what I have but in much more serious and sensible tones but it all means the same, if anything means anything at all nowadays.

    Too many now are in the class of great, supine, protoplasmic, invertebrate jellies.

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    Bloomers says:

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    contredit says:

    For months after it first appeared, I thought the Mary Riddell column (complete with byline photograph reminiscent of Tove Jansson’s Groke from the Moomintroll children’s books) was a wickedly funny Craig Brown parody of a humourless left wing harridan who persisted in arguing, in the fact of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, that Gordon Brown was the saviour of the nation rather than the malign Scottish sociopath rational people recognise him to have been.

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    Point of Information 7 says:

    Precisely. No inference of S’wastika’s either.

    To a casual observer there is a similarity. It is like the Greek Meander minus the cross bar.

    To your point, the currency symbol has nothing at all to do with the Greek Meander.

    Neither symbol has anything at all to do with S’wastika’s (or by inference N’azism or H!ndu!sm / Jain!sm etc.)

    Those who perhaps are interested in ensuring the false assertion applied to the GD symbol should perhaps tread carefully though, as a similar false assertion could be made to this currency symbol.

  347. 347
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Godders is on Daily Politics this Sunday with Brillo.

    Will be worth a watch.

    UKIP is evolving fast: This is first ex member to come out and attack the party / leader publicly, with a bit of credibility.

    UKIP did experience a surge in membership applications over past few days in response to Heseltine’s rac!sm slur. Suggests that the public do not like this sort of attack, irrespective of how in touch Nigel is or allegedly isn’t.

    Vote UKIP.

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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Fuck Off Lord Leveson.

    You can masturbate under your robes all you want but you delude yourself if you think your powers are contra mundum

  349. 349
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Hear! Hear!

    His gums must bleed once a month because he talks like one too.

  350. 350
    Bob Fleming says:

    Good point

  351. 351
    I'll pass on that one, thanks says:

    *yawns* Tell me what happens.

  352. 352

    The last two comments were made by me in case you were confused and that is why you did not reply.

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

    Actually voting UKIP gave you lib dems but a nice tist of the actual facts

  354. 354

    Oh, and I accept that the trolls won and that they own me. I will gracefully retire Schrödinger’s cat.

  355. 355
    Shhh don't mention this it does not fit the leftie mindset says:

    I the BBC publish that letter on the news there may be an issue.. They won’t so most will not know anything about it.

  356. 356
    RIP: The Credibility of M'edh! Hasan says:

    Why did he do this ?

  357. 357

    … And they don’t allow me to copy paste other people’s work as my own

  358. 358
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    But not by me, naturally…

    Ars longa and all that.

  359. 359
    RIP: The Credibility of M'edh! Hasan says:

    It looks like the Mail have run it… may need a rethink.

  360. 360
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Is it me or does he look like Bashar Hafez al-Assad?

    Needs a good Ba’ath IMO.

  361. 361

    It is very sad but after a lot of thought I have to accept that the trolls and socks have won. With great sadness I am going to retire Schrödinger’s cat. I will continue to post with my other existing monikers and the occasional new one. Regulars will recognise me and hopefully the trolls will not.
    I held out for as long as I could but there is nay so much that even I can take. I am afraid that to a limited extent have become the story, and that is not good for this blog.
    I wish you all the best.

  362. 362
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Suggestions to the CPS ‘In the Public Interest’ – about the Andrew Mitchell / Plebgate criminal investigation / matter

    Be mindful that the DPP (Kier Starmer) was a Labour appointee and that he may be of a ‘personal capacity and want’ to “close down” the issue considering that there are many ‘militant and marxist believing police officers within the police federation who also may have been acting with a political bent?

    This matter is incontrovertibly of a huge ‘Public Controversy’ and as such must be dealt with in public – i.e. IT IS NOT A ‘PRIVATE MATTER’

    It therefore must be dealt with under common law irrespective of the consequences – to leave no stone unturned so to speak.

    It is the public who pay for the CPS’ [The Public Purse – not a bottomless pit of fee creation and duplicity] wages and that being the case – the public ‘deserve the truth’ – no matter how hard the truth may be for ‘many’ on either side of the political spectrum who may well be conducting their own criminal enterprises beyond the law and as an abuse of the power afforded them [Blair and friends] wrongly and without lawful merit.

    Do not give the British Public that old fucking chestnut of ‘not in the Public Interest’ / ‘not enough evidence’ – when there is more than enough evidence in the Public Domain of multiple contradictions and controversies to go ahead with a prosecution.

    Or are the CPS part of the politicised Marxist system?

    And as for Crick – is he not a 4th estate interloper doing what he does for his own wrongdoing?

  363. 363
    RIP: The Credibility of M'edh! Hasan says:

    This should put the ball back in Medh!’s half of the court:


    Assume pithy reply, broadly ignored, in the Huff Po soon. Assuming he is still working there.

  364. 364
    For E, a lazy cow says:

    Will Self, some twit that nobody’s heard of, rattles off another 700 words in an attempt to justify his education/existence. He’ll keep on doing this until the day he dies. Nobody cares, or is any the wiser.

  365. 365

    I am so feed up that even I am making spelling and other mistakes but you know what I am saying.

    One last number from the sequence for old times sake.


  366. 366
    Boris Carloff says:

    I’m sick of hearing that miliband senior fought for his country. It reminds me of the late comedian Arthur Haynes referring to his life in the army as up to his knees in muck and bullets, and makes a mockery of the true heroes who have been wounded or died during their military service.
    Both my late father and father in law wee older than miliband and served the length of the war, starting when Miliband was 14-15 years old. They did their military service, but both would have considered saying ‘They fought for their country’ as a pure hypocritical statement. They simply did what was required of them.
    My grandfather fought in the First World War and was wounded by a bayonet, passing through his leg, in one side and out the other. He was also gassed and for years late was still being sick at the result. Even he would never be so arrogant to say he fought for his country. He simply did what was required of him and like most rarely mentioned it.
    This sick type of statement from red Ed shows how childish he is. If he was A Man, and an honest one at that, he should have tried to reason with the Daily Mail as to how his father was correct in his views ad explain views he might not share. As always he is pathetic.

  367. 367
    RIP: The Credibility of M'edh! Hasan says:

    He’s just upset because D’acre wouldn’t give him a column.

    Remember what happened when a certain Austr!an was told his water colours were no good ?

  368. 368
  369. 369
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    US government shutdown – now in its fourth day – has proven to be far more solid and widespread among House Republicans than the Democratic portrayal.

    This is going to be much bigger in the world financial mаrkets than has been forecast IMHO.

  370. 370
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    The CPS are part of the politicized Marxist system. (Cyr!l Sm!th, ‘lost’ files ?)

  371. 371
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Not really surprising, it is common knowledge that all the audiences for QT are first vetted with a questionnaire (ethnicity, political leaning, career/employment), so not that surprising given the BBCs extreme left wing bias that you always end up with a load of jeering and cheering buss’ed in Trotsky’s egged on by a simpering Dimblebore.

  372. 372
    US Watch says:

    The biggest effect should be reduction / absence of US government purchasing.

    The bond payments should continue without issue.

    The longest shutdown was three weeks back in Dec 1995 / Jan 1996, and that didn’t end the world.

    Biggest concern is for unpaid government employees and if this time they do not get paid when un-furloughed.

    Oh – The Democrats and liberal left med!a lie through their teeth.

  373. 373
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    I had thought that, with the Catholics, it was odds on. ;-)

  374. 374
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Innit funny how a fucking journo of the msm can ‘get’ his letter out there whereas an ordinary member of the public is treated like SHIT by the msm.

    Is this some kind of 4th Estate false flag to yet again dupe the public and while I am about it – as for theat Leveson shite – what about the Public or is it exclusively about the press V the Government – with the RUSE BEING – ‘ignore the public and their interests?

    Charades / duplicity / Corrupted State B/S – Don’t I hope its East Germany and 1989 all over again where those atop the pile of corruption are the last to put their hands up?

    Have we got enough fucking lamp posts?

  375. 375
    Why did Comrade Nicky Campbell's parents abandon him? says:

    Back of the fuckin net


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    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    could will… undoubtedly.

    Agree it is nice design, if one’s mind is not so occupied by dogma that it can still appreciate aesthetic form.

  377. 377
    One flew over the cuckoos nest says:

    So why a pro European Tory why not a labour MP who belongs to a party who has completely ruled out any choice on the EU.
    Farrages methods seem bizzare and he and his followers will quite simply hand victory to Milliband

    So UKIP supporters will stand for and vote for something that is the complete opposite to that which they seek and will ultimately result in their goal forever being beyond their reach

    …….and they want to form the government??

  378. 378
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    I suspect they had to toss a coin in order to figure out who was going to write this piece.

    This is a polite warning to those on the left that toleration of their behavior has boundaries. Medh! crossed several red lines last night, in particular it was with what he was doing with the audience that was problematic.

    About time the left was nudged back in its place a little.

    If they keep rocking the fridge, it may fall on them.

  379. 379
    Man from the Street says:

    Shitting your pants are we?

  380. 380
    Swivel eyed loon spotter says:

    Vote UKIP.??

    God help us from muppets like you. Interesting though you chose to believe the arch enemy Barroso. You guys are not idealists, your not seeking freedoms you are quite simply fifth columnists and FUCKING DANGEROUS

  381. 381
    Oompa lumpa says:

    Nestlé bars used to be red in my childhood.

  382. 382
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    The Realschule at Linz has an awful lot to answer for! :-)

    2.161 In Bild und Abgebildetem muss etwas identisch sein, damit das eine überhaupt ein Bild des anderen sein kann
    2.161 In the picture and the pictured there must be something identical in order that the one can be a picture of the other at all.

  383. 383
    Test card says:

    No outcry when the Guardian went for Cameron’s dad

    When are they going to dump the BBC what the hell is stopping them FFS??

  384. 384
    Man from the Street says:

    I will campaign with my heart and soul for Britain to stay a member of the EU.

    David Cameron, Conservative part leader.

  385. 385
    Does Medh! understand irony ? says:

    – Or is the letter considered a good pitch ?

  386. 386
    Anonymous says:

    Needs to be on the BBC, But good on the mail. All the same watch the twist the beeboids place on it.

  387. 387
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Shalom, Harlot! :-D

  388. 388
    Anonymous says:

    It has to be pursued. A man lost his job on potentially a false allegation backed up by a witness that was not there. No matter whether you like him or not he never got the chance to reply as the Labour left backed by the BBC utterly tore him to shreds. Cameron then had no option but to accept a resignation or the whole government was in trouble.
    Yes this has to bee fully investigated.

    It won’t be and no further action will be taken mark my words.

  389. 389
    Brillo scours says:

  390. 390
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Your fucked, fucked, fucked Hasan – just another pathetic msm journo sucking on the state [Totally corrupted Ministers thereof and a satellite of fucking Israel] tit.

  391. 391
    Anonymous says:

    Well said

    I have just met an Arctic convoy veteran…… Who knew? Very quiet about his War record. Good to see the medal awarded at last

  392. 392
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Seeing as M!tchell was done up like a kipper why doesn’t he join UKIP ?

  393. 393
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    An actual default is not ruled out and a 1% reduction in growth in Q4 would be felt beyond the USA’s shores.

    I do not think the Democrats position is half as secure as their complacency suggests.

  394. 394
    Anonymous says:

    Twat back pedalling with ” all me mates fort it was a great lard no what I mean like”

    Complete utter twat is on self destruct but the public won’t know as it won’t be covered by the main news channel BBCSSR

  395. 395
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:


    Brillo shines!

  396. 396
    BBC Audience Recruitment says:

    Nobody worries much about a QT gallery.

  397. 397
    Primus inter Pares says:

    And the reply is 7001……. we’ve finally cracked it!

  398. 398
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Well said, give that man a cigar!

  399. 399
    John Bellingham says:

    So QT is really just a version of the vagina dialogues?

  400. 400
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    It is to be hoped that you are not addressing that ad hominem at me, BW?

    I have a very sensitive disposition and feel that big after what you have said:

    *stretches finger and thumb apart by a quarter of an inch*

  401. 401
    All Downhill From Here says:

    Franz Klammer was a painter?

  402. 402
    Catwatch says:

    Ní h-é sin an Chat, ar chor ar bith!

  403. 403
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There will be a worldwide – moratorium into the evidence that has ‘come into the Public Domain’ about the so called H and the subsequent decades of lies and black propaganda that have followed since the ‘overt and over the top’ “pitiful reaction” and concentration on that event over and above all other evil doings in history.

    Me thinks – and damn well knows that they have protested and continue to do so ‘far beyond belief’.

  404. 404

    President Obama goes for a walk.

  405. 405
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Especially for BW on his birthday:

    Jеws, Jеws, wonderful Jеws
    Nothing quite like them for being in the news
    So follow me Golem, under the Solum
    And there let us Lolem at glorious Jеws

    Apologies to Flanders and Swann…

  406. 406
    US Watch says:

    There is no reason for the US to default at all. The debt ceiling scare stuff is largely b/s being pushed by BBC.

    Debt ceiling was passed back in May in any case.

    Secretary of Treasury will continue to make payments under exceptional privilege as they have been doing for the past few months. If they default it will be at the Secretaries discretion, and that individual is personally liable.

    IRS is still collecting taxes, and unless everyone in the country stops paying their taxes then the interest will be paid to bond holders. In any case, the Secretary of Treasury is personally liable.

    The 1% reduction in growth may have a tiny component contributed by the shut down, but not much. High taxes constraining consumer demand, and a possible decline in exports are the reason, and bear in mind that to get the improved growth figures the US did redefine how they measure GDP.

  407. 407
    Tachybaptus says:

    Cha shoirbh triubhas a chur air cat.

  408. 408
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    ש :-)

  409. 409
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Eh!, set of Hunts.

  410. 410
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I ain’t an Israeli dupe – fuck-wit. I am not a friend of the faux state that is Israel either – it is a faux state that is ‘controlled’ from afar by the bibi Z.ioni.st frontman. Grow up and read some alternative truths about history you plonker.

    Read about verified facts that have come into the public domain ‘since the downfall of Communism’ – much that some [with ‘hitherto’ hidden agendas] have been incandescent with rage that such facts finally came out.

  411. 411
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Not to break your flow, but some of the words you use, synonyms:

    duplicity, deceive : double-cross
    devious: double-dealing

    These are easy to see, fun to attack, and appear to be all there is.

    Look beyond the cats-cradle at what the ‘double’ is concealing.

    The easiest way to control information without directly restricting freedom of expression is by taxing the traffic.

    But how can one define a toll booth or authority on an open global internet ?

    If there are borders defined with checkpoints it becomes much easier. Easier still if the other guy changes their standard to protect themselves first because they feel naked before you.

    Recall the UN’s taxing internet traffic idea that the US refused to sign.


    WITC / ITU – Normally for telephones, but these days phones are so much more. US telephone equipment is broadly non grata now, and a hacked phone has the power to enable regulation of the press. Wow.

  412. 412
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Somebody has substituted my C for an H. Freedom of speech is dead.

  413. 413
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    I hardly ever follow BBC. Or CNN, ABC, NBC etc..

    Hope you are right but not immediately exposed there myself.

  414. 414
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    And to the last point as shall be seen soon: LOL :-D

  415. 415
    Blowing Whistles says:

    As referred to on a previous blog here – the move against the ‘criminal activities’ of McBride (and others) – has been ‘initiated’ as of yesterday – Friday 4th October 2013.

    The clock is ticking.

  416. 416
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Nice line in abuse you have. Do you hold surgeries? :-)

    My grandmother was called Bibi and I don’t think she would have appreciated you, young man…

  417. 417
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    That is Shin BTW, BW.

    Look and learn!

  418. 418
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    McBr!de is smart. He has made his peace before God, and has prepared his tithe for future memories. He knows what is coming, and will be remembered well.

    Campbell refuses to repent. Tortured souls do not rest easy, and neither are they remembered well, if at all.

    It all ends so quickly.

  419. 419
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Have a ‘middle finger’ – Numbnuts – I kill with my words not symbolism – you jerkoff twat.

  420. 420
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Have you had your Bar Mitzvah yet, BW?

  421. 421
    Pierre de Bérulle says:

    I don’t think any of these are Cat. They fail to emulate his style.

  422. 422
    David Irving says:

    Steady on, Blowing Whistles. You are going a bit over the top here.

  423. 423
    Sam the Skull drinking Buckfast in Maryhill says:

    Maybe we need a new cat.

  424. 424
    Anonymous says:

    “they can remove your right” – sure, very likely!

    Try searching for a word or phrase with a “tactile feel”.

  425. 425
    Fishy says:

    Hello Guidoistas,

    Sojourning in the Far East at the moment and have wifi for the first time in ten days.

    Have I missed anything?

    Was the Tory conference cancelled? Can’t see anything about Cameron, just Millipede.

  426. 426
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    @ trolls

    You can all go and fuck yourselves as far as I care.

  427. 427
    Harriet Harman says:

    The point though is that in Britain you are allowed to read a paer full of pointless tosh or page thre emodels. It’s not for self appointed know it alls to tell ordinary people what they must or must not read or indeed what hey may say or think. Mehdi’s ancestors were doubtless lording it over their Hindu vassals athe time in the highly enlightened Mughal Emppire but Good Queen Bess put it perfectly when she said “it is not for us yo make windows in men’s souls”. I’m sorry but you don’t have to “go to Oxford” to know that being a bossy thought policeman isn’t really going to endear you to an adopted country.

  428. 428
    Paul Dacre says:

    Dear Mr Hasan

    For £30,000 per annum we can offer you a very high position in our “sidebar”, even above those for “Made in Chelsea” starlets.

  429. 429
    Harriet Harman says:


  430. 430
    Bluto says:

    Different generations, different values. The stiff upper lip is gone, replaced by the quivering lip and propensity to heap teddy bears and flowers at every “tragedy”. Today even lollipop ladies are described as “heroes” the word devalued like so many others.

  431. 431
    Snarf says:

    It was the line about “militant atheists” that caught my attention as I don’t recall ever meeting or hearing of any of them. Now militant muzzies – that really hits the spot. Send this Oxford-educated idiot to the job centre; lots of fruit(loop) pickers needed at this time of the year.

  432. 432
    Snarf says:

    They can’t – because they never had it in the first place!

  433. 433
    Snarf says:

    Hi Ed – good one. Made us all laugh when I told them this down the pub last night. Your dad would have wet his knickers too..

  434. 434
    Anonymous says:


  435. 435
    Snarf says:

    His parents really did waste a lot of money on him by letting him go to Oxford.

  436. 436
    Snarf says:

    … being largely inbred, that dimness is quite understandable.

  437. 437
    Where's me bennies? says:

    We really need a secure island off the coast of Scotland where we can “relocate” all these lefty loons. They can spend their lives telling each other how wonderful socialism and other lefty ‘isms’ are. You know, something similar to an isolated leper colony.

  438. 438
    Blast fom the past says:

    … merely a “teenage scribbler” who never quite grew up..

  439. 439
    Blast fom the past says:

    You can also add those faked Iraq soldier pics to his CV.

  440. 440
    Signpost says:

    Switch over to BBC 1, he’ll no doubt be along shortly

  441. 441
    Shooty* says:

    I’m sure he’d be able to deal with many explosive issues.

  442. 442
    Magic roundabout says:

    “Time for bed”, said Zebedi. Boing!!

  443. 443
    Magic roundabout says:

    A riot would have been good. 500 lefty wankers in jug overnight would have really been a treat for us all!

  444. 444
    Catwatch says:

    @Tachybaptus (and switching rapidly from Irish to Scots):

    Cha dèan cat miotagach sealg!

  445. 445
    Hacknied cab joke says:

    Hang on, I’ll just pop down the road to Hackney to find out.

  446. 446
    Chocolate Fire Guard says:

    This from the vilest bully/coward known to man!

  447. 447
    Burned toast says:

    No! When’s the hanging Ed? That’s more like it.

  448. 448
    Burned toast says:

    Is THAT what Leveson was all about!!??

  449. 449
    tony from edgware road says:

    the simplre solution, since we are now busy legislating for the press is a “fair” broadcasting act. Who could possibly object to “fairness”? I should legislate that audiences must be exactly reprtesentative of the taxpayers funding QT, so 93% white, 75% non metropolitan, 50% working at a trade etc 100% ordinary, whatever the busy-body census says. Oh yes 10% Jedi knights then too

  450. 450
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Only because the left wing QT time audience are a bunch of sheep.

  451. 451
    Burned toast says:

    The only time I ever switch over to the BBC is when the obnoxious McGuire is on the Sky paper review.

    Is there something wrong with me?

  452. 452
  453. 453
    Burned toast says:

    Follow the money….

  454. 454
    Burned toast says:

    Bless you! Take an aspirin and have a mug of hot cocoa.

  455. 455
    Quotes to Note says:

    “Sometimes articles which are comment should be labelled and made clear that they are comment. So perhaps it should have said ‘comment’ on it to make clear absolutely it was comment instead of a special report. But I think people understood that it wasn’t just reporting; there was an element of commentary to it. Just maybe the labelling wasn’t quite what it should have been.”

    Alex Brummer, the Mail’s City editor

  456. 456
    Anonymous says:

    Move along, move along – no hate to be found on this site.

  457. 457
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Oh Andy, you tease you.

  458. 458
    A Blast From The Past says:

    But why would anyone read a paper that, in the 1930s, wanted to bring fascism to Britain?

  459. 459
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Then get the revolution we all need.

  460. 460
    Or maybe not says:

    Add Hislop, Merton and that fucking twat who was good in Peep Show when someone else wrote his script to the list

  461. 461
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Shouty 1slamo/leftist two-headed calf? Mythologiser of shouty self-segregating affected-victimhood minority group (temporary situation) with socially-deleterious predilections? Like Al-beeba, my doors are always open for you!

  462. 462
    do several.. says:

    best to be thought a twat than open your mouth and prove it LFT … medhi is a hypocrite of the first water … not unlike owen jones and many other trendy lefties that thrive on a syntax of timeless bile class rhetoric and warped logic.

  463. 463
    Or maybe not says:

    Well, why the fuck doesn’t he use his shows on BBC to do just that?

  464. 464
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Oh powerful rejoinder from Mehdi there. Best read in a Woody Allen twitching, concilliatory, nerd tone.

  465. 465
    Daily Mail is a Mental Illness says:

    Put it this way, while Campbell needs to be locked away – for sexing up the WMD evidence – he retains the right to say that the Daily Mail is “the worst of British values”. So how was I being a “hypocrite”?

  466. 466
    what a joke labour are.. says:

    he and hislop would get on a treat …smartarse tossers the pair of ‘em

  467. 467
    geordieboy says:

    Off to the pub for a babycham Owen.

  468. 468
    what a joke labour are.. says:

    you’re talking crap LFT … just look at what Ralph said at the ’55 labour conference … not a 17 year old speaking then twat

  469. 469
    geordieboy says:

    The only thing flexible is his limp dick. Does the Daily Mail need a leftie spy in the fold? I think not.

  470. 470
    Aunt Hilda says:

    spot on US Watch

  471. 471
    Daily Mail is a Mental Illness says:

    And all this because he gave the Daily Mail a Bloody Good Hiding on Question Time. For while they can give it out, the Mail – as with most bullies – just cannot take it. Stand by for more back-tracking.

  472. 472
    Aunt Hilda says:

    just a shame so much of the westminster bollocks comes from your very own mouth

  473. 473
    Aunt Hilda says:

    this reads like a foreign language BW

  474. 474
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Some slight preponderance of lefty progressives, methinks. So progressive that one is left in no doubt that were it proposed, they’d be more than happy for segregation of the sexes at future QTs.

  475. 475
    yoda says:

    reads like a foreign language it does

  476. 476
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Absolutely! Whereas my publication is not spooky in the remotest.

  477. 477
    Anonymous says:

  478. 478
    Civility says:

    A good number of fools clapped him.

  479. 479
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Next month when Mehdi is scheduled for another QT appearance, his apologists will equivocate thus: ‘so what if he laid into the Mail last month and was then revealed to have written a job application which praised the DM fulsomely. Changing your mind doesn’t make you a hypocrite, esp when that change of mind come over the course of three weeks – it’s called learning’.

  480. 480
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Just right for Medhi then.

  481. 481
    j1hadistguestcolumnists 'R'us bridger says:

    Normal reaction for the QT cattle shed when the herdsman shouts his refrain.

  482. 482
    Polak Point of Fact says:

    Yeah we really loved the communists. It was a fun time.

    Seems some need to learn the worthwhileness of distinguishing between incomers who are unabashedly and avowedly AGAINST and those who are FOR the values of the UK or the West and who wish to become successful on that basis; cf. unexamined substantial sections of the RoP’ers, as against Poles, Gurkhas, Sikhs, etc & etc respectively.

    Compare eating a few swans with what the slamists have planned for you for instance – you get the picture.

  483. 483
    BBC Disinfotainment says:

    Some of what you write is of merit. When you regress into the Israel-controlling-the-world mode, you sound like some pants-on-head CiF psycho-truther.

  484. 484
    BBC Disinfotainment says:

    Medhi just needs to get caught twerking and his fall from grace will be complete.

  485. 485
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Dear Guido,

    I know we’ve had our differences but I would really like to write for your web site. Yes I am a fanatical Is… I mean yes I am a left wing liberal but I don’t mind putting the boot into Labour and my left wing mates if there is money in it. Besides, they are kuffar animals so who cares? Ha ha. I will not say anything about how I agree with Osama bin Laden.

    My mum says I am very clever and good at writing. I know lots of words and how to make them into sentences that people would enjoy reading. I have a degree unlike over 45% of British people.

    Allahu akbar!


    Mehdi Hasan

  486. 486
    Anonymous says:

    This guy went to Oxbridge? Who interviewed him FFS?

    Who does he think he’s writing to? A child?

    No need to open a letter with “My name is….” if it were to be written at the top of the page, above one’s address. I’m surprised he didn’t finish it with “The End”.

    Starting paragraphs with “And” and “A bit of background:…” — do me a favour!

    I’m really not sure what his parents’ origin and professional careers have to do with his potential candidature for such an appointment.

    “Thank you very much for your time.” — nice closing line.

  487. 487
    The Wild Colonial Boy says:

    The Fortean Times should be on this list – news you can’t find elsewhere.

  488. 488
    The Wild Colonial Boy says:

    Vote for Scottish Independence – good bye to the Labour Party stronghold.

  489. 489
    David Blunket says:

    Didnt stop me getting a column in The Sun

  490. 490
    The daily mail ( proprietor max clifford) says:

    Who was her father? Che Guevara ? Can we run with this and go to print ?

  491. 491
    Vote yes for a Scottish Socialist republic says:

    the words ‘island of the coast of’ are superfluous.

  492. 492
    To be fair says:

    To be fair once Andrew Pierce reads it on this blog he’ll pinch it and print it anyway

  493. 493
    Hypocrite exposed says:

    More to the point will anyone ever listen to you pontificating again, knowing you cant be trusted.

  494. 494
    Boys Buggery & Cocaine says:

    He’ll be in the BBC Canteen, will be back shortly.

  495. 495
    Anonymous says:

    Mehdi Hasan brands the Mail as “anti-women”. I’ve heard the Mail referred to as a “women’s paper”; I believe there’s a “Femail” pull-out section that tends to feature birds in bikinis; the online version of the Mail — judging by the sidebar — would seem to promote the careers of women with public profile (thinking more birds in bikinis here), though quite possibly albeit for a fee. To me, the Daily Mail and the Sunday equivalent seem to have a rather positive stance towards women as opposed to being “anti-women”.

    Judging by the circulation figures, I’d say the Mail must have a successful business model; perhaps it knows its customers and gives them what they want.

  496. 496
    Despite the fact she and her husband probably have nannies says:

    Ah I can still fondly remember Louise excusing herself from a televised Commons select committee meeting on ‘child care’ reasons.

  497. 497
    Us animals says:

    Any more of this taking the piss, he’ll have little choice but to become radicalised … And he’ll use his Islam speaking voice more often

  498. 498
    I hate having to explain everything says:

    Its more to do with what it says about him . Do keep up at the back.

  499. 499
    Anonymous says:

    Was he in drink ?

  500. 500
    Fog says:

    Elsie, is that really you – have you had a personality change? You used to be funny and not at all rude and boring.

  501. 501
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Is Hasan spot-on when he calls ‘unbelievers’ cattle? It sounds like racist bigotry to me.

  502. 502
    Haribo Halfwit says:

    ‘..a tyrant, a killer, a drunkard, a dog-lover, a music-lover, a… a player of the pink oboe..’

    Lovely reference to Peter Cook’s seminal ‘Entirely a matter for you..’ summing up after the Jeremy Thorpe trial. Comedy gold.

  503. 503
    Anonymous says:

    The Daily mail “becoming very worrying” Ha Ha Ha.Cant you do better than that Alistair ?

  504. 504
    Anonymous says:

    Well dont read it then you moron !

  505. 505
    Anonymous says:

    I dont know, who cares anyway.

  506. 506
    Anonymous says:

    SANDRA——Whenever i read the Mail, its full of celeb article and womens magazine type articles.I cant help feeling you have never read it.

  507. 507
    Anonymous says:

    I cant understand why the people posting negative comments about the DM( all timed from 8 30 pm onwards, interestingly) dont just stop buying it, i wouldnt buy the Sun, Mirror,Graun,or the Independant, but wouldnt bore the pants off people banging on about it on here !

  508. 508
    Anonymous says:

    That is a comment that reeks of Milliband, Values my *rse !

  509. 509
    Anonymous says:

    Ed Millibands advisors always go for the emotive subject “Millie Dowler”, who could object. Syria, to annoy Cameron.Defending his Dad (however over the top he was) a dutiful son.He is just an opportunist.

  510. 510
    Anonymous says:

    How much fighting do wireless operators do ? genuine question.

  511. 511
    Anonymous says:

    x1,000,000 The comments in the Guardian when Lady Thatcher died were a Fecking disgrace, thats why Milliband is such a hypocrite its open season if its somebody elses parent.

  512. 512
    Anonymous says:

    I loathe all left wing head bangers/numpties including the Guardian.Didnt Gordon Brown sell our gold at bargain prices ?

  513. 513
    give it a rest says:

    Hasan- FFS stop digging.

  514. 514
    A woman says:

    Perhaps he’d like a debate about how Islam subjugates women?

  515. 515
    suitably disguised tag... says:

    a singularly sensible approach SC – f’ em

  516. 516
    phew that looks sore says:

    lighten up bw

  517. 517
    cheche says:

    THis is why letts was to quiet on QT – rope t hang himself

  518. 518
    Anonymous says:

    Bloody greasy pole a bit slippery today

  519. 519
    Anonymous says:

    I see asylum seekers are now African Migrants

  520. 520
    Anonymous says:

    Is that what the Mail deputy editor, John Steafel appearing on Newsnight was doing with Mad Al?

  521. 521
    BBC Disinfotainment says:

    Ah, ‘alternative truths’. We’ve hit the motherload of bullsh1t. That’s BW’s pulp paperback mindset right there; stone temple space cadet. Entertaining, but CiF is the place that must be home for you.

  522. 522
    One of his husbands says:

    Thats how they do it. The more a slimy two faced twat you really are, the more you will climb that greasy pole. Simply a too nauseating human.

  523. 523
    Scottish Tosser says:

    except when it’s in a lake (or loch)

  524. 524
    Anonymous says:

    Do you even know what he is talking about?
    Shows your ignorance

  525. 525
    Mandy says:

    Remind me not to fill my flask in Ambridge.

  526. 526
    The SS says:


  527. 527
    Gord help us! says:

    Vote Cameroon and keep what you’ve got!

  528. 528
    Tom Catesby says:

    Just how much more of this kind of insane and dangerous nonsense are the british public going to have to read and listen to, to become convinced their is a dangerous and fanatical enemy in our midst, which we will have to deal with to ensure the survival of our national identity, culture and democracy. If we do not ,we will deserve all we will get and will be rightly cursed by our future generations.

  529. 529
    Tom Catesby says:

    ‘there is’

  530. 530
    Tom Catesby says:

    A ‘short list’, mine is much longer.

  531. 531
    Tom Catesby says:

    A bit like George Galloway, oh! add him to the list as well.

  532. 532
    Tom Catesby says:

    Did anybody sane and sensible ever listen to mehdi?

  533. 533
    Tom Catesby says:

    I watch Channel4, one should listen to what the enemy is saying. Hold your nose and try it.

  534. 534
    Tom Catesby says:

    I bought every book in the local charity shop last week, will come in handy these fast approaching chill winter nights, cheaper than gas, leccy and coal!

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