November 13th, 2013

Entire Conservative Party Web Archive Still Available

Missing reading old George Osborne speeches about the moral case for low taxes? Or the one when he promised to raise the inheritance tax threshold? Have no fear, they are all still available from the British Library – including the 2006 to 2010 Cameron opposition period:

Click to see Conservatives.com website archive
Guido is of course too modest to mention who else they record for posterity…


170 Comments

  1. 1
    UKIP Voter says:

    Well done Guido. Now the lies can still be proved inperpetuity

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    That would be everybody then?

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      Casual Observer 3 says:

      Nearly everyone.

      This site is archived.

      Archive.org is really the go-to site if you like to do research on the net.

      The old COMARE government site is archived in there if you wish to look up the papers and propaganda from the Labour era which was trying to state that there is no link between nuke plants and leukaemia for example.

      In fact, many of the old UK Government web sites which have since vanished with various department changes are in there, with the supporting documents etc. Very interesting reading some of it.

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        Anonymous says:

        You cannot use Nuclear Power as a stick to beat Labour – for ALL Government maintain that there is no link between nuke plants and leukaemia.
        Anyway, as in Japan, Nuclear Power gives a warn glow.

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  3. 9
    Ροdiceps says:

    We know more and more about less and less.

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    • 149
      Baldrick's burger bar says:

      The more you know, the more you forget.
      The more you forget, the less you know.
      The less you know, the less you forget.
      The less you forget, the more you know.

      Confused now?

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  4. 10
    jizzballs says:

    Congratulations Cameron..

    Your place at the zenith of fucktardery is assured.

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    • 14
      Padded Cell next to Mc Mental says:

      Hello Dave come in and listen to the voices.

      Quick shut the door.

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    • 15
      Casual Observer 3 says:

      To be fair, this may have been a C’rosby strategy, but Cameron should take responsibility.

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    • 168
      A Quote to Note says:

      “You have shown us the future – and it’s bottom-up.” Cameron told a Google Zeitgeist conference in San Francisco. (Dave clearly has concerns about the amount of A*al Sex of the Net)

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  5. 16
    'Call me Dave' Dave says:

    C0ck! There’s goes my plan to detoxify the party. Again.

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  6. 17
    Conservative Party Website says:

    404 “lies not found”

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  7. 18
    Tachybaptus says:

    “A Conservative spokesman said the changes to the website would improve the experience for visitors.”

    Unlikely.

    Electoral deletion of the Tories, however, will be guaranteed to improve the experience of the UK population

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Down the memory hole. Well, It’s ok, they’ll be erased from history themselves come the next election.

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    This has snapshots going back to when the domain name was first purchased in 1998:

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.conservatives.com/

    Intraday as well.

    These copies are over in the US, in case Cameron decides to raze the British Library in a fit of rage…

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  10. 22
    Untermensch says:

    Hey Dave, whoever thought your ambition for the UK was so low as to want to turn us into a banana republic.

    On the available evidence you’re determined to turn the country into a tinpot disgrace. The man who hated Britain? I think that would be you

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  11. 23
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  12. 25
    ukip.i.am.not says:

    Can only hope this will have a ‘Barbara Streisand’ effect, where the act of trying to bury something only serves to enlarge and draw attention to it.

    It’ll mobilise people to scrutinise all the lies and U-turns in a way that never would have happened if the content had been left intact.

    Another hilarious own-goal by an incompetent shower

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  13. 26
    M103 says:

    If I remember rightly, wasn’t Winston Smith employed in “1984” to erase and alter the past?
    The Chinese do this as well, blocking websites they don’t like

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    • 32
      Casual Observer 3 says:

      Yes, but it had not occurred to Orwell that some libertarian’s may have set up some publicly available sites which kept a fairly indelible archive of the press available for people, and the GF blog site to broadcast such info.

      Dave’s problem is that his tutors at Oxford perhaps didn’t think such things were possible or likely either, as they were clearly a bunch of socialist vermin.

      This is why the libertarian’s will win over time ;-)

      Now, next subversive suggestion of the day: Put together an application using the Memento API to do diffs of the time archives so as the captures can be easily compared and evolution of speeches tracked over time.

      Could be very embarrassing if that was run against some of the party sites…

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  14. 29
    Fishy says:

    This is my favourite ‘down the memory hole’ story.

    Remember Foghorn Reeves yesterday bemoaning the fact that disabled people were being badly treated by the Nazis… sorry Tories, when everyone knew that disabled people weren’t able to work.

    Labour and their broadcast arm, the BBC, forget to mention that it was Labour who kicked of the ATOS assessments to get disabled people back to work.

    Here is Foghorn’s current Cabinet colleague, Mrs Balls back in 2009;

    Yvette Cooper, the Work and Pensions Secretary, added: “In the 80s and early 90s, including the recession, the number of people claiming Incapacity Benefit rose by a million.

    “And too many people ended up on long term sickness benefit without help to get back to work.

    “That must never happen again.

    “Those who can work need help to get back into jobs as soon as possible so they don’t get trapped on long term benefits.

    “That’s why we’ve introduced this stronger early medical assessment alongside more support in work.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6318325/Just-one-in-20-sickness-benefit-applicants-permanently-unable-to-work.html

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    • 50
      The British media are cunts says:

      The BBC have wiped the brains of the population, just like Arnie got his brain wiped in Total Recall. The BBC version is called Total fucking bollocks.

      When was the last time the BBC mentioned Gordon Brown or Tony Blair? When was the last time the BBC mentioned the utter mess Ed Balls and his mates made of the economy from 97 to 2010?

      The BBC have spun it so the fat proles think that ‘Fachur’ was still in power until another Tory shit took over.

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    • 100
      BBC News Balanced Reporting says:

      There is some good news; here is a Labour spokesman to point out that some of it is actually bad news

      There is some bad news; here is a Labour spokesman to point out that some of it is really even worse news

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    • 155
      EOIN DUNCAN SHITE says:

      ATOS = A Talker Of Shite.

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  15. 30
    Next door's cat says:

    It’s rather ironic that they support total surveillance of the rest of us – desiring to store all our communication history and activity indefinitely but meanwhile they are busy going to exceptional lengths to protect themselves.

    The political establishment in this country is truly lost

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    • 34
      Living in the Socialist shit-hole which was formerly Great Britain says:

      ‘truly lost’ ??? If only it were true. Unfortunately, they can still see us; they need to try much harder to get lost.

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    • 40
      albacore says:

      What LibLabCons stand for is so ephemeral
      That it no longer cuts any mustard at all
      They’d promise you owt, scout’s honour and hope to die
      For as long as it kept their fingers in your pie

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  16. 41
    Universal Hiss says:

    Probably one of George Smith’s brilliant ideas.After all the man is a master of all things to do with that internet thingie.

    That explains why he was absent from the house yesterday & couldn’t be arsed to justify the spare room subsidy.

    It’s pretty low stuff though even for this lot of charlatans.They never learn.Like Universal Credit,doomed to fail.

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  17. 42
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    :)

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  18. 44
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    If the Tories had wanted to tidy up their website they could have neatly archived these documents in a subfolder.

    That would have sat comfortably with their views about open Government.

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    • 45
      Dave Lee Travis is innocent says:

      Who has carefully hidden those photos of that Del Piero ?

      I trust the hand of Milliband is nowhere to be seen.

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    • 49
      The British media are cunts says:

      What is shows is what utter fucking mongs politicians are. Are they simply not aware that once data is out on the internet you’ve lost all control of it?

      Is it no wonder these fucks keep getting caught out fiddling expenses and fiddling with children?

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Hmm….

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      UKIP Voter says:

      This old bore is the worst presenter of facts I’ve ever encountered. He doesn’t understand what he’s talking about.

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      • 87
        Casual Observer 3 says:

        He was trained at L’loyds in his early career and worked in the City for a while. He was at Eagle trust from 1989, and triggered the Super Gun affair when he was touring one of the factories the trust owned after seeing something which appeared to be the barrel of a very large gun.

        The S.W.I.F.T. transfer he held will be key. If genuine that would indicate a very serious fraud of primarily the money laundering type was committed.

        It was revealed during partial audit of the FED that $8tn was swapped with the ECB by the FED: Where those $ sourced, whilst apparently separate to this, still requires explanation.

        If transaction of $ he found were sent to RBS via H’SBC are not a fabrication of the NY Fed, these could be part of the profits from the 80s operation to collapse the Soviet Ruble. They certainly do not appear to have sourced from the Fed itself, and if they did it was not with Congressional approval.

        The H’ansard does read better.

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  20. 47
    The British media are cunts says:

    I bet they put all the Alistair Campbell stuff in the ‘fiction’ section.

    All the Gordon Brown stuff in the ‘fantasy’ section.

    All the Tony Blair stuff in the toilets.

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    • 53
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      If you look in the toilets perhaps you will find the Chilcott papers .

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      • 132
        Douglas Adamski says:

        The toilet in the basement behind a large locked door with a sign saying ‘beware of the leopard’?

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    • 170
      A Blast From The Past says:

      But should not bookshops put (sexed up) accounts of Blair’s life in their International Crime Section?

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  21. 48
    The British media are cunts says:

    Children in need on the BBC on Friday. With so many kiddie fiddlers together on one night will the police just arrest the lot?

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    • 56
      Random Mohel says:

      It’s been renamed Children I Need.

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      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

      I see it’s nearly time for the annual “Children in Need” telethon.

      In light of the Jimmy Savile & Stuart Hall revelations, ITV/SKY should hold a rival one called “Children in Need of protection from the pedos at the BBC”

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  22. 51
    Rinka Scott says:

    Who has been playing with the Chilcott files?

    Where have they been archived?

    Labour might want to forget about all this because there could be criminal culpability.

    Why are the Tories covering for them?

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    • 54
      Bunnies can and will go to France says:

      The Devil’s right hand is blue, and his left hand is red. And his arsehole is yellow.

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    • 60
      The British media are cunts says:

      Because the Tories know when red Ed takes over in 2015, they will have access to all the Tory sleaze.

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  23. 57
    Blowing Whistles says:

    All this ‘commonwealth’ crap – rule of law / freedom of expression!!!! Huh!

    And whilst your all De noticed looking over there [a different jurisdiction] at Sri Lanka – don’t look at the South Wales’ pigs, Judges and cps men all conniving and conspiring in this our very own ‘backyard’ to do in Captain Kirk.

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    • 80
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      The authorities and jurisdictions of interest are very much in the US, S!ngapore, Saud! Arab!a and Brune!.

      Money laundering at H’SBC ?

      h**p://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/uk-hsbc-probe-idUKTRE80O1FQ20120125

      The following is certainly fraud:

      h**p://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aXIvW4igKV38

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    • 81
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      The authorities and areas of interest are very much in the US, S!ngapore, Saud! Arab!a and Brune!.

      Money laundering at H’SBC ?

      h**p://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/uk-h’sbc-probe-idUKTRE80O1FQ20120125

      The following is certainly fraud:

      h**p://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aXIvW4igKV38

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      • 88
        Blowing Whistles says:

        And Carney – is brought out to give a ‘false impression’ to the British Public that everything is just dandy – aided and abetted of course by John the snowman – lefty doing his left thing to try and maintain the left / right status quo of dupe the masses.

        Oh dear – they just daren’t indict the criminal bankers who still haven’t managed to rebalance their grossly imbalanced books of assets V false assets.

        There is no debt – it is all a creation of the rothies’.

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        • 99
          Not Blowing Whistles says:

          The jaws are beginning to close on those who have done wrong.

          The problem is that the sheer level of corruption has rotted everything totally. Fixing the problem is delicate if the problem is to be repaired without unleashing anarchy and creating chaos.

          Geithner for example has been questioned by NYPD, and apparently told all. Others have been pulled in. This is done quietly though so as not to send the wrong kinds of ripples out.

          All paths lead back to Bush Sr. and the Cl!ntons.

          Go back to 1975 and the events which led to Colby being relieved by Ford, the Hallowe’en massacre. Colby was preoccupied with communists. He should have been looking at their enemies.

          Look at who was involved in the changing of the guards, and what that simple pebble cast set into motion.

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  24. 59
    Boris the murderer says:

    Boris is a fucking cyclist murderer!

    Fucking murderous Hunt!

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  25. 61
    Channel 4 News says:

    We do the shouting and interrupting not these shitty little Sri Lankans. We don’t like it up us.

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  26. 62
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Blanchflower is on Newsnight. Switched off.

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  27. 63
    The British media are cunts says:

    Newsnight can’t bring themselves to admit economy is on the rise, sae fucking lefty mongs who created this mess are still being listened to by the fucking B?b?c.

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  28. 64
    The British media are cunts says:

    Blanchflower is a fucking mong.

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  29. 65
    The British media are cunts says:

    Oh fuck, now we’ve got Katz’s ex bum boy mate Milimong on lecturing us about helping people. Sure come in Paxman ask him how he sleeps at night knowing he helped Blair murder hundreds of rhousands.

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    500,000 immigrants says:

    Vote LibLabCon

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  32. 70
    The White Rabbit says:

    An index of over 50,000 speeches held in the Conservative Party Archive, c1950-2010, is currently being prepared and will appear on this page in due course. In the meantime, if you are interested in the speeches available by a given individual, please contact us.

    http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/cpa

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  33. 71
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    :)

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    • 78
      Ροdiceps says:

      Come on, hackers, find it and leak it. You know you want to.

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      • 96
        Casual Observer 3 says:

        If Cameron backs down because Washington tells him to on this of all issues, he is well and truly finished.

        It is now clear why Dearlove has been making noises about publishing what he knows, as he probably has most of the information which would otherwise be redacted.

        This confirms two embarrassing facts about the world at present:

        i) Dave does not have true confidence of the US at all. In fact they (the government) probably regard him as being some sort of retard.

        ii) The Blair – Bush – Clinton axis is still very much alive and well.

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    • 91
      Blowing Whistles says:

      The ‘Cognitive Dissonant mob’ well and truly caught out with their pants down and knickers in a twist.

      What was that danny boy – the police, CPS, judges and the political numbskulls – all so subsumed by their righteousness when they are categorically and incontrovertibly found to be wrong?

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  34. 75
    Russell Howard is a politically correct fuckwit says:

    I am a complete left-wit idiot!

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  35. 76
    Blowing Bubbles says:

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  36. 86
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    I AGREE WITH VINCE AND WE NEED TO RAISE TUITION FEES HIGH ENOUGH TO KEEP THE RIFF-RAFF OUT OF UNIVERSITY.

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    • 92
      kitler says:

      The infinite universe theory does allow for the possibility that somewhere, somehow Vince Cable is actually right about something and this might be that moment. Three years of sleeping through lectures, getting pissed and rewording wikipedia articles is not the best way to train cops and nurses.

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    • 108
      Vince Semaphore says:

      The notion that you should need to be an intelligent lifeform in order to be a Business Secretary is utterly ludicrous in this day and age.

      
      

      Er … What was I saying ?

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    • 138
      Labour'n'Libdems says:

      Yeth! Bloody working class cluttewing up univerthitieth!

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  37. 89
    Anonymous says:

    My guess is that this was just down to technical fuckwittery (or wanting to go home early that day and taking the easy way out) by the tory party techies rather than a deliberate attempt to try and hide the files from the public.

    Contrary to what the mainstream media say (who seem to be even more technically fuckwitted than the tory party techies), they didn’t delete the files, they just told robots not to crawl those folders.

    For some reason, the media (and Computer Weekly) seem to think that robots.txt files (ie the file that restricts what search engines are supposed to look for/at on your site) are only used by evil regimes, terrorists etc etc.

    Almost every site on the planet has a robots.txt file (yes, guido’s got one too, I’ve just looked. go to any site and just put “robots.txt” on the end of their domain and you’ll see them). In fact you NEED a robots file if you want search engines to understand your website and to not crawl totally irrelevant stuff as they hold urls for sitemaps etc.

    They are definitely NOT used by terrorists or evil regimes, because if you want to hide a folder/page that’s on your site for dodgy/illegal reasons then the last thing you want to do is to create a publicly available/browsable file on your site which mentions where your “private” (but totally unprotected and publicly available) urls are.

    If someone wants to hide their site pages for dodgy/illegal reasons, then they’d have to have the technical expertise of a fucking potato to use a robots.txt file to do it.

    They didn’t do this for any Orwellian “history rewriting” reason, they did it because they wanted to archive-off their old stuff to simplify things so that it’s still available internally, but they didn’t want to have the hassle of working out how/where to change their links or internal searches, so they left the urls the same and just told the robots to ignore the old ones.

    My guess is that their techies have now seen the Computer Weekly article, and thought “oh fuck, we forgot this stuff should be available to the general public, we took the easy way out, but now we’ve got to work out the folder/internal-search changes/options after all.”

    Basically, if it’s “irrelevant” then you put it in the robots.txt file, but if you want to actually hide it then you delete the pages completely from the site or force people to login before they’re allowed to see them, neither of which the tories seem to have done.

    Personally, I think Cameron’s a lying socialist shit-head who wants to control every aspect of everyone’s lives, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he “wanted” to hide these pages. But, in this instance I don’t think that’s what’s happened, I think this was simply a fuckup by their techies who wanted an easy way out of a technical issue that they couldn’t be arsed to sort out properly (or maybe their techies are unpaid interns who don’t give a fuck and that’s why they took the quick way out).

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    There is a little out of the way case (A Statutory Demand) that is due to be heard next Tuesday somewhere in the South of England

    101 conflicts of interest / cover ups / whitewashes etc – by 101 and more of the criminal trade that is the shysters and their wig mates.

    Ref: A bollox Mediation meeting (total ‘fraud’) in the bar temple area 25th February 2013.

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  39. 101
    Jimmy says:

    But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty’s figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connexion with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connexion that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their rectified version. A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty’s forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at one-hundred-and-forty-five million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or than one-hundred-and-forty-five millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot. And so it was with every class of recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain.

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    • 103
      Ροdiceps says:

      1984 was so called because it was Orwell’s bitter satire on 1948, under Attlee’s Labour Government, so carried away by their passion for social engineering that they forgot to look after the country, and it was as if the war had never ended until the sad bunch were kicked out in 1950 and we could start to recover. I am old, Jimmy, and I was alive then and I remember what it was like. By quoting this you are looking into the mirror and seeing the ugly reality of socialism.

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      • 104
        Jimmy says:

        The Spanish war and other events in 1936-37 turned the scale and thereafter I knew where I stood. Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it. It seems to me nonsense, in a period like our own, to think that one can avoid writing of such subjects. Everyone writes of them in one guise or another. It is simply a question of which side one takes and what approach one follows. And the more one is conscious of one’s political bias, the more chance one has of acting politically without sacrificing one’s aesthetic and intellectual integrity.

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        • 106
          Ροdiceps says:

          For ‘aesthetic and intellectual intergrity’ substitute ‘pride in an obstinate belief in repeatedly disproved theories’ and I’m with you.

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        • 107
          Anonymous says:

          I just read the Orwell essay, ‘Why I write’, which Jimmy quoted above — written in early 1946, when it might still have seemed possible for an honest man to believe in the socialist dream — though he had just had a book, of recipes of all the unlikely things, suppressed by the government. Already resentful of the establishment, he had rushed into support of the nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War, a reasonable choice at the time before it became clear that they were every bit as bad as Franco’s men. But by the time he wrote 1984 I think he had realised that ‘democratic socialism’ was an illusion and must always become authoritarianism of the kind he rightly detested.

          Looking back, what a mercy it was that the hideous Franco won the Civil War. If he had not, Spain would have quickly become a Soviet satellite and would, under the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, have been a hostile power in 1939, with shore batteries deployed at the Straits of Gibraltar ready to sink any Allied ship trying to enter or leave the Mediterranean. This might have been enough to cause us to lose the war in a few months.

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        • 142
          Ma­qb­­oul says:

          Orwell re-evaluated his principles in the Spanish Civil War when he saw the brutal work of Soviet NKVD agents. As for democratic Socialism, it doesn’t exist. All totalitarian regimes started off with great intentions but a naive view of human nature. Fascism follows socialism as surely as night follows day; the difference between the two is simply a matter of time.

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  40. 105
    Ροdiceps says:

    A different take on the alternative energy tyranny: now Spanish police are raiding houses where they believe people are generating their own electricity from solar panels without a licence:
    h**p://goo.gl/sHJktO
    (Change * to t in the above)

    And I thought things were mad enough already.

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  41. 113
    Met Police says:

    Look, what’s all the fuss about? He got into a holdall, locked it from the inside and waited to die. Is that so difficult to believe?

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  42. 114
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    • 117
      nellnewman says:

      +1000

      ++++Laugh++++

      Has he given up that childish flatlining gesture with his hands yet?

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    • 139
      Ma­qb­­oul says:

      He is the thuggish, anbitious heir to Brown riding on the coat-tails of Milibland until he gets into No 10. Then the knives will be out. Didn’t realise that history repeated itself so quickly.

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  43. 116
    Ken Clarke says:

    UKIP if you want to. I’m always having a kip in the House.

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  44. 118
    Labour Council says:

    We’ve voted to ban all references to christmas in our borough. Instead, we urge all residents to wish our muslim brothers and sisters a Happy Ramadan.

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    • 141
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Why don’t you all just go out and get blind drunk and touch a few bottoms as you do every year?

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      • 158
        Baldrick's burger bar says:

        Perhaps the locals might be persuaded to hold their very own bonfire night on 24/12 right in the middle of the council chambers. Lots of nice old wooden furniture for the fire plus it keeps them out of the cold you understand!

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  45. 123
    DAVID CAMERON outgoing PM says:

    Well apart from selling off and closing down our industrial backbone , and destroying the moral fabric of this once great country by allowing shirt lifters to get married and selling our soul to the highest bidder the EU , and lining their own pockets along the way .
    .
    .
    What the Fuck have they achieved ?

    Oh and before you start with the lefty shit , i vote for them as best of a corrupt and rotten bunch

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    • 134
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      Have you seen the figures on employment and growth and compared them to other EU countries? Fair is fair they have done a reasonable job with the economy. They could have done better though.

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    • 136
      Ma­qb­­oul says:

      The economy is definitively on the mend. Whereas in tax ‘em still the squeak France it is contracting.

      Hopefully they will have sufficiently restored the nation’s finances by 2015 so that Labour can go and blow it all again.

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      • 143
        DAVID CAMERON outgoing PM says:

        the employment figures are tosh ! there are millions of people doing minimum hours 15 to 20 , so their income can be topped up with benefits meaning one job employs two or even three people
        then look at the people who are in “none jobs” and you will see , nothing is changing

        Fucking laughable Cameron has just been on the news calling for an enquiry into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka , I bet he doesn’t mention human rights abuses to his present hosts , the Chinese

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      • 146
        The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

        I have a sneaking feeling that the Tories will win the next election easily.

        My reasons are:

        1, Red Ed is alienating a lot of moderate voters (by lurching to the left) who would normally vote for them – just as Foot did.
        2. While UKIP will take some votes from the Tories they will take more from Labour (see 1) and may win some of the Labour marginals providing the Tory candidate, who has no hope of winning, does not split the UKIP vote too much -and vice versa.
        3. It’s the economy, stupid.
        4. Some idiots will believe the promises that the Tories make – you can fool some people all the time.

        And if the Tories do win with an overall majority then they will fix the EU referendum so that we stay in – even though nothing important will have changed. So I am voting UKIP. Elections are the only chance you have to express your opinions that may influence any politician.

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  46. 124
    Davewali says:

    “I am the crisis that will leave you homeless,
    The heart attack you have through stress,
    The reason the hospital you need is closed,
    The prescription you cannot afford,
    The food shopping you cannot buy,
    The reason you feel ashamed to be disabled,
    The reason you no longer have a job,
    I am the reason you are called a scrounger,
    I am David Cameron,
    This is the Tory Party,
    We are your crisis,
    And we don’t care who or what you are

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    • 144
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

      Take some spare cash off one of my Money Trees.

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    • 148
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      But it is Labour who are the party of unemployment. After 13 years of government there were more unemployed than when they started. The Tories have reduced unemployment even by spending far less than Labour would have done – and thus making most people pay even more in taxes. What would that and their abysmal employment record have done for the average person’s cost of living?

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  47. 130
    Davewali says:

    I cannot keep my promises in another coalition after 2015

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    Anonymous says:

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