November 16th, 2013

BANKING BAD: Co-Op Boss Caught Buying Coke & Crystal Meth

Mail on Sunday scoop in full hereYou had to wonder what they were smoking at the Co-Op, and now we know…


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    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    You’re not a socialist unless Arthur Scargill was your baby sitter. In other news, Arthur Scargill was my baby sitter..

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    Timmytour says:

    He was sent in to clear up the meths the previous chairman had left…

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    Labour Party. says:

    On this basis we will be asking him at Co-op for another £3 million loan at favourable terms and pay £300 a week to keep his habit going.
    In a year he will be gone and we have an unsecured loan. he he.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    Podiceps says:

    Things go better with methamphetamine,
    Things go better with coke.

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    Skelington McCloset says:

    I think its about time prostitutes and drug dealers were bound by the same confidentiality code as doctors and lawyers.

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    Yvette CO-OPer says:
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    Rev. Paul Flowers says:

    If only that ungateful little rentboy shit was as quiet as you two.

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    Quiet Bat Person says:

    When one considers the origins of some of thse drugs, and the slavery, viloence, intimidation, torture, murder, extortion, corruption and theft associated with producing and smuggling them, anyone who resorts to taking them, and paying the suppliers, has left left any semblance of decent behaviour far behind.

    That a banker does this stuff does not surprise me. Banking is a sociopathic profession, and so the morality of financing murder and torture is not something that would ever trouble a banker’s mind.

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    Onion Terror says:

    Utter scumbag, and a ‘Reverend’ as well?
    as they say in North Tyneside, PORVORT!!

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    gerry says:

    I used to be friends with this mega famous artist ( painter ) who shall remain nameless as his mother is still living, and one night in 2004 got so shit scared the authorities would find out what was on his hard drive ( very, very, VERY ! hardcore pornography,) women being tortured and beaten that he sent his assistant to put it ( the computer ) in a skip outside his house, then twenty minutes later sent him back out to get it. I won’t mention the honour he also has ? and I won’t mention his now new assistant who is one of the biggest drug dealers in a city in Scotland who wore a bullet-proof vest 24/7 who fences his art to the criminal underworld to this day. So as I say, I used to be this guys friend until I found out his perversion. Well, once you know a guys kink you make a decision. See, a girls scream of pleasure is great, but a girls scream of pain is a sound that for me is not on…He’s a Hunt and a deviant…G…

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    “£47 Billion? £3 Billion? Who cares? Where’s my coke?”

    Bloody Hell.

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    Calidius Eroticus says:

    This is what you get when you apply liberal touchy feely ethics to banks. Same amount of Coke, much less competency.

    And these cnuts think they know how to solve a banking crisis.

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    Calidius Eroticus says:

    Are you embarrassed by the shite you have just written? I don’t mean your comments on the drug trade. I mean this;

    “morality of financing murder and torture is not something that would ever trouble a banker’s mind.”

    Do you have evidence for this thoughtless bollocks or are you prejudiced?

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    Calidius Eroticus says:

    In fact you are Russel Brand.

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    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Ask the people who run, say, Lloyds. Fined over $400m USD for money laundering for mexican drugs cartels. Lloyds even had a manual explaining to its staff how to circumvent US moneylaundering laws.

    And if you haven’t noticed, banks are involved in LIBOR manipulation, PPI mis-selling, unlawful charges on credit cards and accounts, manipulation of just about any market you care to think of.

    Because, you see, the power to ‘print’ money out of thin air using fractional reserve banking isn’t enough for bankers… they always have to have more, off the backs of people who actually WORK for a living and actually produce goods and services, as opposed to simply cream off the rewards of other people’s labour.

    Bankers are a cancerous parasite on society who have done immense damage to the country. Cue someone piping up about how banking boosts the economy… yes, but the GDP comes from theft and is not distributed to ordinary people. That is why only the top few % in wealth terms have actually got richer in the past few decades.

    So fuck off. And if you are, as I suspect, a banker, double-fuck off.

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    Thought bankers referred to themselves as Masters of the Universe…….

    & not spaced out Crystal-Coke-Heads ……..

    Regrettably he will have to endure making a full apology to all
    of his Congregation this morning……..(about 3 in total)

    and on Monday morning its back to business as usual in the
    Temple of Sodom and Gomorrah…………..

    BTW Did he charge this as a business expenses ?
    as he was recently up in front of members of HoC so there influence
    may have rubbed off on him….

    ‘If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas !!

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    The Village Idiot says:

    Is he related to the Tor*onto Ma*yor as they both have similar habits
    as well as being a pair of fcuking fat bas*tards

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    Micky P says:

    oh fucking wake up everybody. Senior business execs esp in London pass coke like cigarettes in the 60s. Hookers are often part of the sport too. Who gives a shit

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    Can't Sleep at night says:

    Oh dear looks like the Shit is really about to hit the fan @ BBC
    over who knew what & when about JS’s peado activities…..
    & will involve another shed load of Licence Payers money going down the
    tube for lawyers & pay offs…..

    Looks like a former DG will have to apologise to the HoC for being
    economical with truth……..& PDQ…..and so it goes on & on…..

    They are all rotten to the core !!

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    Quiet Bat Person says:

    No, Brand pays the drugs cartels through his consumption too.

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    Jimmy says:

    Another scoop for the Daily Hitler. A banker using blow? Whatever next?

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    Podiceps says:

    Referring to this silly paper as the Daily Hіtler reveals nothing but your own paranoia. It is about as sensible as referring to the Guardian as the Daily Stalin.

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    Mong Watch says:

    Good sentiment.

    But C’oke is generally produced by happy South American’s who hate gringo’s and meth is cooked up in labs by the likes of Owen Jones.

    Perhaps applies to the latter.

    If the drugs trade was really as you suggest then it would not exist. Even heroin is produced in A’fghanistan as it brings more money than growing crops.

    The only ones imprisoned are some in the supply chain (and who gives a shit about them ?) and the scumbags who are using (again, who gives a shit about them ?)

    The bank in this case – like others – were likely laundering the proceeds, much of which support certain activities of organizations such as CIA / MI6 etc – it is unusual in this case that the senior management are using.

    Zero sympathy for the filth users: they made their bed, now they should expect to be ducked on it.

    Anyone still running a coop account needs to get their money out fast.

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Without access to finance there’d be no entrepreneurs. Without entrepreneurs there’d be no business. Without any business there’d be no jobs and there’d be no wealth.

    Seems to me you’ve succumbed to the Labour Party’s lies about who was responsible for Britain’s debt crisis. The bankers didn’t spend all that money that Brown left others to pay off.

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    Mong Watch says:

    The banks are fronting for others.

    By not enforcing money laundering early and then taking cut by fining later: cui Bono ?

    The banks are doing their job. As ever, follow the money.

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    Cameron's Roma apocalypse says:

    We work for you as babysitter! Good rates! We take good care of baby. Also, we can sell you a baby.. you want to buy baby for £250? It nice baby. Blonde. I give birth to it this morning.

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    Baldrick's burger bar says:

    Yes, but it seems meths never was his strongest subject (which is why he became a banker of course!).

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    O/T. “Man caught with stun gun and machete ‘on way to kill PM’” (Times)
    The Judge when sentencing must have been torn between incarceration or ennoblement.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Jutht becauthe my father, Adolph, thupported Adolf Hitler and wanted Bwitain to be dethtwoyed, doethn’t mean he wath a bad perthon.

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    Sounds reasonable enough to me says:

    I doubt he was on the way to kill the PM, he was probably going to kill someone else. But if you’re caught with a stun gun, samurai sword, machete etc in your car, telling the officers that you’re on your way to kill David Cameron is probably your best chance of getting let off.

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    David Cameron says:

    I give you my solemn vow, although I am utter shite, a Common Purpose stooge, a Fabian and an EU devotee, that you will get a referendum in 2017.

    Of course I have no intention of honouring your decision, should you vote to leave the corrupt den of thieves.

    But giving you the illusion of choice is Conservative party policy, as we have demonstrated many, many times in the past.

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    Jonty Pryor says:

    I’ll drink to that. Cheers! ; )

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    Dave's P45 (dated May 8th 2015) says:

    Dave won’t be giving anyone a referendum in 2017.

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    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Yes, I thought at first it was him they were talking about.

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    Are you taking the pith ?

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    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Wrong. There would still be be entrepreneurs.

    Banks create money (out of thin air using fractional reserve banking to create credit). Banks do not create wealth. It is the entrepreneurs, and hard-working people, who create wealth.

    Anyone could create credit, in principle. However, banks are given the legal monopoly on that power, on the principle that they will lend diligiently and honestly.

    Banks did neither, hence the credit bubble, house price bubble and crash.

    And it is the taxpayer left to pay the price, while the bankers insist on huge salaries and bonuses depite their failures to lend prudently.

    And now, depsite the rewards being paid to the banks to encourage them to lend, too little is finding it’s way into investment in business. The crooks running banks take the free money from QE and splurge it on the stock market, creating another bubble. Again, it is the taxpayer who picks up the pieces in the end.

    Dont expect prominent politicians to intervene properly. The banks don’t make Al Capone’s mistake – at least they pay their taxes.

    Taxes that are then used to bribe the electorate through benefts, etc. The politicians do the banks bidding, safe in the knowledge that when they retire from politics they will get a cushy ‘consultancy’ job from a bank.

    Banks do not create wealth. They invent nothing of use They feed no-one. They grow nothing. They manufacture nothing.

    Banks’ job is to lend prudently after applying due diligence. They no longer bother, as they regard themselves too big to fail, and too big to prosecute. Hence the moral hazard.


    And they campaign against separating High Street and Investment banking, so they can carry on more easily.

    I don’t dislike bankers. Just dishonest ones, and I don’t think you can find an honest bank, or banker, any more.

    People who actually work hard, create products and services of value, are being screwed by the banks. One day the tumbrels will come for the bankers, I hope.

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    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Take PPI mis-selling for example. Thousands of people running their own businesses were encouraged by the banks to take out worthless insurance on loans. The staff in the branches should have known that the policies would not pay out; but at best they turned a blind eye, if not acting with wilful negligence or fraud. Even the bank minions took their cut.

    Even for polices that would pay out, they were massively overpriced.

    Are we to believe that the banking geniuses at the top had no inkling of what was going on? That the products were usnuitable for a large proportion of business, but were still being (mis) sold? That the chief bankers had no idea where these assive profits were coming from? That there was nothing wrong when thousands of people claimed on PPI, and no alrm bells went off in the banks when payouts were refused/

    That the £10bn+ that banks eventually put aside for compensation was originally a windfall that the banking geniuses did not know the truth about?

    People in the banks, root and branch, knew that custommers were being sold worthless policies, and that they would only discover they were worthless when they needed finacial support due to illness and disability. but still the bastards in banking carried on mis-selling for year upon year, £million upon £million.

    And even now, the banks delay or initially reuse PPI misselling vclaims, in the hope that people will die from the disease they are claiming for before the claim is complete?

    And not a single banker has been jailed for this fraud, one of countless frauds the banking industry operates.

    The now public knows bankers for what they are. Criminals, fraudsters, thieves, con-men, liars and scammers. Probity, decency, honesty and diligence are just hollow words now.

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    Crap with money says:


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    Stella Creasy, Co-op Bank MP says:

    Me me me me me me

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    Londoner says:

    I agree with QBP, though I don’t like bat fans. Lots of organised bat-fanciers are global cooling deniers.

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    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    As far as I can see banks provide a service which people can choose to use or not. Nobody forces people to take out loans or insurance. It is all down to the greed (and laziness) of customers who want something right now rather than save up for it. The same twats who complain about rich people are the same ones who buy lottery tickets so they can be even richer than bankers without putting in the effort. It is just jealousy and hypocrisy.

    If bankers or anybody else breaks the law though then they should be punished. Singling out bankers is just puerile. Nobody says that all doctors are bad because so many make so many mistakes and actually kill people doing so.

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    Character and Values says:

    But he was a bad person for briinging you up to be such a bad person

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    Character and Values says:

    Apologise? He should be in prison.

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    Mong Watch says:

    Oh dear Jimmy.

    Relying on the socialist p’edo broadcasting corporation, EU funded, to support your tawdry arguments is almost as low as Ed Balls defrauding a meth head for Labour party funding.

    Why not try coming up with your own material to attack the mail.

    - It is not that difficult.

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    Mong Watch says:

    It would certainly buy you credibility and friends on D-Wing.

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    Everyone in Jaffna says:

    But he promised. We’re relying on him.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    That’s what happens when preachers mix with meth related spirits.

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    Small Business says:

    Bollocks. I have run my business for six years now without any bank finance, not even an overdraft. There are loads of businesses I know of in a similar position.

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    The bent Coppers in Downing Street says:

    The great thing is it keeps us in our jobs

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    Telly Tax? Nein danke! says:

    A mass boycott of the licence fee would send the bbc into the gutter where it belongs.

    It’ll also give ordinary people who’ve had a belly full of the corrupt british establishment and status quo a way of actively fighting back.

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    It pays to shop at the Co-Op says:

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    Mong Watch says:

    @QBP: I get where you are coming from, but you are wrong.

    If people are stupid enough to buy something without checking it out, and place trust in others then it is their responsibility.

    Government not enforcing the law emphasizes that what the banks did is not considered illegal by the government.

    Businesses which have made worst decisions based on the poor economic advice pumped out by government propaganda media are using this and other apparent ‘mis-selling’ claims to cover their own mistakes. Some businesses are also using this as an excuse to increase prices for reason of profit.

    Neither side is right and cannot be singled out or attacked. Consumers, and employees must make a careful evaluation of the situation and act accordingly in their own interests.

    This episode is reflective of the rotten governments that the country has been stuck with since 1997.

    People see only the banks as being the problem because of the left bias in the media. In this case (particularly with the fraudulent claims for compensation which have been delaying the PPI claims – have witnessed making such claims being discussed openly by bank employees a few years back…) there are no winners, only losers, and if the law and regulations are not going to be enforced than no one should assume that any transaction entered into will be honored, or advice given will be given in good faith.

    Caveat emptor.

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    Co-Op HR Director says:

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    Caring, Sharing Co-op says:

    I always said they were a load of Divis at the Co-Op

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    Andrew M!tchell never says:


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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    The Miliband line of treachery goes back a long way.

    Grandpa Miliband took to killing Polish people who gave his family shelter, in the name of communism.

    The Miliband clan are thoroughly awful people, without exception.

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    Someome says:

    It is starnge that in less than a decade the Roma have managed to lose any sympathy or respect from British people. One has to wonder how they managed this.

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    Russell Brand says:

    Mistake there. He wasn’t a methodist minister, but a methodone minister.

    Aren’t I lefty comic genius eh ?

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    Rehab says:

    She’s dead.

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    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t recall that. Maybe it was after my time.

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    Larry the Cat Protection Agency says:

    And Miliband’s Dad killed a kitten, Miliband the younger both hate cats, and so does Dave.

    Anyone seen Larry today ?

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    Lord Justice Leveson says:

    Custodial Tariffs for Tasering and Macheting the following:

    Alan Partridge, 100 years
    Prime Minister David Cameron, deferred sentence.

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    Mayor Rob Ford says:

    I could have helped with PR about using crack, drunk driving and eating pu$$y, but that gay thing is just sick.

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    David Cameron says:

    But, but, but, if I am not PM, the awful Marxist Miliband will be and he will piss taxpayers money away at record levels on utter shite, just like err….umm….. well me actually.

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    The Boy Plunger says:

    And to think that last year our Government wanted this person to save British banking.

    This is very worrying and there should be some sort of public inquiry.

    In the interim I will be keeping all my money out of Banks and will be strictly cash only.

    I would urge every sensible person to follow this lead.

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    Judge Dreadful says:

    ‘Neither side is right and cannot be singled out or attacked’

    Nice try, but no cigar. Apologists for organised crime are scum. You are scum.

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    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    What have the Romas ever done for us?

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    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    But you will be leaving all your debts in, I expect.

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    Tom Watson says:

    Tell you what. Compulsory Drugs tests for MPs would be a good un.

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    Ed Miliwit says:

    Had a terrible nightmare last night that Ed Balls was Labour chancellor. Oh, wait…

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    Mong Watch says:

    Public inquiry ?

    Perhaps hounding the idiot and those in politics involved with him into early graves would be more constructive.

    Then can pay some retards to figure out what went wrong afterwards, as if the video above is not explanation enough.

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    Ed Balls Labour & Co-operative MP says:

    Too Far. Too Fast.

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    You stupid eengleesh suckers says:

    It’s the other way around. We Roma have lost all respect for the British. We know that the U.K. is full of gullible innocents who will give us endless benefits. In the unlikely event that we get convicted for thieving, rape or whatever, we will get community service orders, which are totally meaningless
    We know that the U.K. is governed by “caring” LibLabconners with faux “social consciences” who are also thieves and fraudsters.
    The U.K. is fucked, but we might as well screw what we can out of it before it collapses and we move on.

    What is it you say? Toodle Pissy?

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    The EU says:

    All roadsa leada to Roma

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    They are not all in credit.

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Having read the Mail in full it appears that this paper thinks those two British women in jail in Peru for drug trafficking are innocent.

    I think this is taking you all for fools.

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    A bench says:

    There should be a weight limit

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    Drug taking, homo, socialist banker, what could possibly go wrong? says:

    We’re talking about a socialist banker here. Something so f*cked up, that it destroyed half of Europe less than fifty years ago.

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    Drug taking, homo, socialist banker, what could possibly go wrong? says:

    “It’s not that difficult”

    It is for Jimmy.

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Circus, Clothes Pegs, lucky Rosemary, unauthorized / unsanitary travelling camps, bad busking in major urban centers, curses, palm reading, hush hush abortions, hush hush adoptions, petty crime, cash machine crime, reintroduction of TB.

    If you don’t extend their loans, this sort of thing can happen:

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    The Enemy Within says:

    The gay Mafia that is now rife in the corridors of power of the Western world has effectively shut down all critical debate of their sordid corrupt community.

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Why haven’t we got these already?

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    I’m sure you’re a conglomerate employing thousands.

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    Ed Ball says:

    we need to draw a line underneath and march on

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    BBC establishment says:

    If this had been any boss but the boss of the Co-op this would have been our number one feature. As it is it is just not deemed newsworthy.

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    Dave Cameron says:

    When will they allow unmarried homosexual gay orgies in the methodist church?

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    A lesson from history says:

    Highest selling daily in the UK…..and Miliband is not above writing “puff pieces” extolling the virtues of Labour policies ….both Cameron and Miliband need the “Blue Collar” Mail readership to vote for them in May 2015 as UKIP are ?…as they did for Thatcher in 1979 and Blair in 1997..why do you think both of them are trying to foster policies that are attractive to that gropu who are a much more powerful force in domestic politics than the Guardian readership will ever be

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    Mong Watch says:

    They may be, may not be.

    One thing for sure is that only a politically correct brainwashed goof would consider the P’eruvian justice system to be anything but a partially US controlled corrupt front which would find them innocent if given plenty of cash.

    Mail distracting from the complete lack of support the UK consulate is offering out there.

    But the two women are not running a major UK high street bank which funds the Labour party, nor are they selling or buying drugs in the UK.

    Guy above is.

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    MP Drug Testing says:

    Only pure drugs for us

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Acyually it is in the Sunday Hitler.

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    The BBC have no shame says:

    The Marr paper review is yet again another Lefty Wankfest.

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    How the mail got 154 million on the internet is a phenomena in its own right.

    Assuming the number is correct, perhaps this suggests that despite the negative sentiments expressed against the publication, perhaps they are getting something right ?

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    A lesson from history says:

    A decade …? …read your history….the pogroms against the Roma stretch back at least 100 years or more into the Austro-Hungarian Empire….thousands of them were sent to concentration camps in the 30’s and 40’s….Mr H didn’t just hate J***..he hated Gypsies as well.

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    Simples says:

    They done the crime they do the time.

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    A lesson from history says:

    Rather the question is were they naive or complicit ? I suspect given the facts probably the former. It’s a classic story….young girls, leave home and parental control for first time to get a holiday job abroad fall for a line from a good looking local and it goes from there as they get sucked further into the thing and then can’t extricate themselves from it…like many before them they find that they are the dupes

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    I wonder why the Austro Hungarians despised the filthy thieving vermin!

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    Mong Watch says:

    The only apologists for organized crime appear to be the government who for some reason are unwilling to enforce the laws they have seen fit to pass.

    To your point, the organized crime does exist on both sides, however I make no apologies for it.

    Absent enforcement of the law it can only be concluded that what used to be considered criminal activities are now decriminalized.

    That the UK government is still giving public money to criminal organizations such as the EU (have you seen its audit lately ?) is proof enough that the government itself is criminal organization.

    Unless the governments position on this is changed, one way or another, the reality is that such crime is tolerated and is no longer really crime.

    Arguing that it is big business purely to blame misses the point, and is a false argument of the left who created this current problem during their last spell in office.

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    bergen says:

    It is said that any publicity can be good publicity but I’m struggling on this one. The Co-op Bank needs to be wound up and put out of its misery.

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    Someone says:

    There have been relatively few Roma in Britain till about 10 years ago. Prior to that most of the travelling community were not from Eastern Europe and those who were were relatively few in number. You read about them, but rarely met any

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    The BBC is well known for left wing bias for at least 40 odd years says:

    Then switch off…you should realise by now that ALL BBC news and current affairs programmes are heavily biased towards the left and Labour to the exclusion of anything else… internally commissioned report a few years back even came to the conclusion that the Corporation was institutionally biased towards the left..they can’t help it if you think about their producers and presenters backgrounds…in the main middle class liberal upbringing, private schools and then to Oxbridge which is a hotbed of left wing liberalism…they don’t even know that they are doing it…it’s in their DNA

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    Mong Watch says:

    The politically correct brainwashing that all ethnics and people over seas are fine, dandy, honest and friendly is perhaps their only defense, but ignorance is unfortunately not a defense in law.

    Before young Brits go abroad they should perhaps have a major reality check: Look at the Met stats for London broken down by nationality: Top 10 are all non-English.

    Then, check the history and type of place going to. Stable government ? Trustworthy people / culture ?

    Finally: Any local who tries to befriend you, unless you are meeting for business or if they are known (even this is no guarantee) is very likely targeting you for less than honorable reasons.

    The foreigner is not your friend, particularly if you are English, as many foreigners despise England. If England is perceived weak, this only encourages them.

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    This may help with the cognitive dissonance:

    All publicity is good publicity, unless it is your obituary.

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    Small Business says:

    Of course not. They are nearly all freelancers. Only the public sector or croney capitalists can afford to ‘employ’ people full time these days. Maybe if the government were to stop taxing jobs that would change.

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Some businesses are also using this as an excuse to increase prices for reason of profit.

    Oh really? So now business needs a false excuse to raise prices?

    Here was me thinking they could raise or lower prices to whatever level they like. They can do that but of course there is the little matter of the consumer. If my local raised the price of ale 10p overnight, for whatever reason, the punters would simply use another pub. This is called the free market and that is what controls prices.

    Mong Watch you need to look in the mirror, pal.

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    Value for money says:

    Has the Andrew Marr show always been full of non political issues, or just since his relapse? Andy Murray and now Richard E Grant. Used to full of politics with guest singer thrown in.

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    Wittgenstein says:

    There is nothing he can say ion favour of the Labour party, so he is followong my advice

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    In other words you’re not a business but an IR35 tax dodger like Ken Livingston.

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    Marr's Paper review blamed the Typhoon on the Global warming. says:

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    Two Dead Eds says:

    Let’s face it, only a cokehead would lend money to the Labour party.

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    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    Whilst the Prime Minister’s away, Nick Clegg will self-aggrandise all day.

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    Ma­qb­oul says:

    If it did, its debtors, like the Labour Party, would have to start paying commercial rates of interest on their loans. Anyone taking over could not run it properly on its present charitable terms.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


  117. 117
    A Gang Leader says:

    “if you get caught peddling keep your trap shut and there will be a nice little monthly payment for you and your family”

  118. 118
    broderick crawford says:

    Prince Charles ‘an inspiration to people who’ve wasted their lives’

    THE Prince of Wales has been hailed as a hero by people who feel they’ve done nothing with their lives.

    The Prince, who appropriately commemorated his birthday with a burst of inactivity, has reached retirement age without starting the only job he’s able to do.

    Payroll administrator Mary Fisher said: “Sometimes I look back on my 40 years in a windowless basement moving columns of figures about and I want to weep.

    “But then I look at Prince Charles and I think well, I at least I got to put money in people’s pockets on a Friday night.”

    Norman Steele of Lancaster said: “I’m 65, my marriage has broken down, I’ve moved back in with my mother and I spend my days on the allotment growing vegetables.

    “So basically I’m exactly the same as Prince Charles, except I’ve retired and he’s got years of work ahead of him.

    “In many ways his dreams are even more thwarted than mine and that makes me feel a little better.

    “If I ever meet Charles I will thank him for that, and he will realise that his life was not aimless.”

    Prince Charles, giving an official address nobody even pretended to listen to, said: “I’ve spent my life waiting to become a meaningless figurehead, and sometimes I wonder if there could be anything less worthwhile.

    “Then I remember my brothers Andrew and Edward.”

  119. 119
    One Term Dave says:

    I use my brilliant PR skills to bollock other countries about their human rights record. This distracts people back home from thinking what a spineless prick I am. How clever is that?

  120. 120
    Small Business says:

    Not at all. You can’t don’t ‘dodge’ taxes you are not liable for. I simply give the work to people who are genuinely self employed. By not employing people full time I give opportunities to a wider talent pool to bid for my work. I find that freelancers are often more professional – they don’t goof off on the job.

    That could change, as I say, but it would mean the government would have to stop making ‘employed’ staff so expensive compared to people who are freelancers.

    Most of the freelancers who get work from me also work for a number of other firms as well. Before you start off on one about being an ‘exploiter’, I generally pay about fifteen pounds on hour for those tasks that are are paid by the hour. Piece rate work is put out to competitive tender.

  121. 121
    Guido Arsebandit Fawkes says:

    The new Pope says gays are just grand. I’m thinking of going back to Mass.

  122. 122
    Marr blots his copy book says:

    Marr has just accused the Conservatives of Hysteria over opening up borders to Romania and Bulgaria.

    Now if that is not biased then nothing is.

  123. 123
    Small Business says:

    You are probably wasting your time with Mong Watch. He has no clue about how business works in the modern economy.

  124. 124
    BBC says:

    We have teams of our best people and countless expensive resources mobilised to not reporting on this.

  125. 125
    Mong Watch says:

    Would argue that they are.

    Are not most pubs constrained in what they can charge for beer by the breweries, unless they are independent ? When you see prices go up in pubs it is generally by bloc ?

    Maybe perhaps the Co-Op Supermarket pricing should be under the microscope.

    A simple point is:

    If you cannot trust the banks, you cannot trust the rest.

    If the law is not being enforced by the government, and a culture has developed which assumes that, then a state of lawlessness exists and the only safe assumption is that no one can be trusted to be acting within what was previously considered the law. This includes incorporated entities.

    It is only the left who argue that there is a class divide in business, and attempt to apply that division to businesses. Small to medium are no different in principal to large enterprises.

    If the large enterprises are allowed to operate outside of the written law, then small businesses most certainly are as well.

    This is where there is no right or wrong.

    Businesses will increase prices if they can for fraudulent reasons, in order to increase profits. Sometimes this can be done for obscure reason of fabricating an insurance loss case. What people do not recognize is that the PPI selling is a precise example of this. The value of the risk associated with missed payment was inflated arbitrarily and then sold. This is no different to increasing the price of a bag of crisps above inflation.

    Unless your local pub is independent, the price of its beer is generally set by the brewery. If you see an unreasonable price rise then change.

    Comparing cost of pint in a pub vs. equivalent in supermarket, there appears to be plenty of evidence to suggest that beer is grossly overpriced in pubs.

    That pub prices are set by brewery suggests that similar mis-pricing to PPI has been taking place in the food and drink industries.

    All of this became very clear, and seemed to be encouraged under the last Labour government.

    Failure to transmit prices and not being able to reliably determine value is one of the fundamental flaws in the UK’s dysfunctional economy, a chaotic state that Labour instilled when last in power.

  126. 126
    The Telly says:

    Marr is a BBC man. He’s not allowed to talk about anything important.

  127. 127
    Bob Diamond says:

    No mention of this Story on the BBC news at the end of the Marr show.

    Obviously The BBC producers do not agree with Mr Geedo that this is a significant event.

    Myself. I am bloody certain and would bet my dog on it that if this bad un had been the boss of any bank other than the lefty Co-Op bank it would be topping the bill on all the BBC news outlets.

  128. 128
    Corruption Watch says:

    There is nothing ‘charitable’ about a bank buying MPs and funding failed political parties.

  129. 129
    Anonymous says:

    haha ..not bad for a Sunday

  130. 130
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Here is the proof that only we, the Fiberall Democrats, can save the Planet.

  131. 131
    Planet Earth says:

    I an getting colder

  132. 132
    Grant Shapps says:

    Unite: Government ‘review’ of unions no more than a Tory election stunt

    And you know what,Unite are bang on the money as always.

  133. 133
    Luigi says:

    When in Roma do as the Roma do.

  134. 134
    'Call me Dave' Dave says:

    This cold snap should see off some old folks who can’t afford heating, easing pressure on the NHS and pensions. You only get joined-up policy with the Tories.

  135. 135
    C.O.Jones says:

    This is a classic example of full blown leftie censorship.

  136. 136
    Anonymous says:

    They are called ushite in Grangemouth now.

  137. 137
    Tristram Hunt(Prime Minister Designate) says:

    If you close 25% of walk in centres, scrap NHS Direct & cut care for elderly you get a crisis of care at A& made it happen Jeremy Hunt,you utter Tory fuckwit.


  138. 138
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    Rot in hell Cameron you c’unt and utter piece of shite.

    Thankfully I didn’t vote for you 2010, because I saw through you and I doubt I’ll ever vote Tory (not LibLab either) again, as those (Tory) MPs have sucked up to you.

    If your mission was to sink the Tory party, you have succeeded.

  139. 139
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I thought I would just let you all know that a routine police raid of a local Roma camp here in France led to the surprise discovery of several tons of copper.

    Have a nice day.

  140. 140
    Tina Thatcher says:

    Will the Prime Minister confirm he has ensured sufficient supplies of energy to keep all people warm in their homes this Winter ?

  141. 141
    Rolf Harris says:

    Culpable homicide ?

  142. 142
    The 1922 Committee says:

    No,he will not.

  143. 143
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    The bum bandits (how politically incorrect of me) are everywhere.

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Any mention of this story?

    BBC loses 100 million buying and selling lonely planet, fuckwit responsible gets £800,000 pay off.

  145. 145
    Thermarest says:

    A decent down sleeping bag is all that is required. And to keep mobile some technical clothing. Doesn’t cost much these days and gran is good for minus 20 in a tent at the bottom of the garden.

  146. 146
    Loyal Tory Voter says:

    O Dave the Mighty One! You are our Greatest Supreme Leader ever. Churchill and Thatcher were mere pygmies when we consider with your infinite wisdom and dynamic forcefulness.

  147. 147
    Old Hal says:

    He saw that picture of the young Giddy Osborne and thought to himself if he can do that, so can I. Maybe Old Guido would let us all know if he has ever partaken of snow in a previous life and during the trading days as a “banker”, in high society it seems to be the done thing.

  148. 148
    C.O.Jones says:

    NHS services should be put out to tender. This would improve efficiency and value for money.

  149. 149
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

  150. 150
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Turn that light out !

  151. 151
    Freudian Party says:

    Was Dave at the gay orgy which these drugs were apparently being purchased for ?

  152. 152
    Hilda Berger says:

  153. 153
    Tosser Dave says:

    I was pretty impressive in Ceylon, wasn’t I ?

    Which country would most benefit from my dynamic advice next ?

  154. 154
    Fair Comment says:

    Ed Davey is a fucking c’unt.

  155. 155
    Batman Faggot says:

    Yep. I had to get out his best leather chaps specially.

  156. 156
    Mong Watch says:

    Banks are not charities.

  157. 157
    Senior Electricity Supplier Exective says:

    We’re dropping the mains voltage increasingly frequently now, in an effort to cut down fuel use. If you notice conventional light bulbs getting dimmer and other electrical items beginning to behave oddly, you know why. You won’t notice it on CFLs (energy efficient bulbs) unless the voltage has been taken so low they won’t even start…

    Please don’t tell anyone

  158. 158
    Mong Watch says:

    How does the Mail’s 154m readership (including the net) stack up against Marr’s viewing figures ? About 75 to 1 ?

  159. 159
    Curiouser and Curiouser says:

    What is the thermostat temperature in the HoC and HoL ? Curios in

  160. 160
    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    You can’t trust arse bandits.

    They’re fucking mental.

  161. 161
    Andrew says:

    I can’t cope any more after my health problem. I just read what’s on the teleprompter.

  162. 162
    NHS under Labour was even worse says:

    Sooner trust the Tories than Labour….they have absolutely nothing to be proud of in the 13 years they were in power and Stafford is a powerful indictment against them and they exacerbated the crisis in A & E by there too generous GP contracts that allowed local GPs to contract out of patient care beween 5pm and 9am and at weekends…shameful record

  163. 163
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:


  164. 164
    Bill D'Sarse says:

    No divis this year. Co-op members have all just been sent letters telling them that here were no profits ergo there’s no dividend, unless you died as there’s still a divi from the funeral arm of the business. All of the staff have been given a ‘lines to take’ sheet in order to deal with the anticipated fury from customers. It’s makes for interesting reading.

    So no dividend but still enough to lend their mates in the Labour party £1,621,289 at a measly 2% above the base rate and then GIVE them a donation of £389,723 in Q3. The good old Co-op, built on great socialist tradition of spending your money on what they think is important and now we know why, the head honcho is a meth head (and in this instance meth does refer to methodist).

    I’ll give the Co-op a year. It’s dead in the water.

  165. 165
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    I haven’t paid the TV tax (it is classified as a tax) for 5 years. I’ve had 2 visits from TVL/Crapita goons in that time.

    Crapita have now sub-contracted certain visits to G4S, who also do meter readings. So I tell the meter reader to f’uck off, even though both my gas and electricity meters are in the garage, not the house.

    You know we have entered a surveilance society, when people who come to read utlility meters are also spying on you for other things. G4S at one time had their meter readers doing a dual job of debt collection. So the meter reader could enter your house to read the meter and at the same time, evaluate your material worth.

  166. 166
    For balance says:

    Why did Lawson not mention the coal fired power stations which G’ermany has been building ?

    Some stats for G’ermany electricity production changes 2013 (first 3 quarters):

    Coal:  + 5%
    Wind: - 8%
    Gas: -18%
    Solar : +5%
    Nuclear : - 2.6%
    Hydro : (slight increase)

    Overall demand for electricity dropped 1.6% in 2013 compared to 2012.

    In 2012, total production breakdown:

    Coal       : 45 %
    Gas        : 11%
    Nuclear    : 16%
    Renewables : 22%

    Ed Davey must clearly be involved in a fraud as there is no other reason for him to be lying on this issue.

  167. 167
    100 BC (before Cheryl) says:

    is this the BCCI 21st century edition?

  168. 168
    olden1936 says:

    Like a wavering mirage viewed by world-weary UK voters amid the heat-stricken Westminster political desert, the much-promised EU In or Out referendum shuffles to and over the distant horizon with hypnotic regularity. No matter what the outcome of such a referendum I fear a result would be foisted upon us similar to that of the proposed new incinerator to be built up there in far-flung deepest Norfolk. The people of Norfolk solidly voted against it, and the government withdrew proposed tax-payer funding, but the irate folks of Norfolk will still be stuck with it, because the previously agreed cancellation of contract compensation terms would cripple the local council’s finances. I find it difficult to imagine that no similar crippling compensation terms would apply if we all voted to leave the EU

  169. 169
    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    A Lefty arse bandit turns out to be a hypocrite. Who’d have thought it?

    And another thing- what’s the Christian queer going to do once he loses his looks?

  170. 170
    Mong Watch says:

    Did Andy Burnham get kick backs from Co-Op Funerals ?

    Could be worth digging. Ahem.

  171. 171
    Fishy says:

    It used to be the TGWU – the Transport and General Wankers Union

  172. 172
    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    Yeah, the NHS was such a fucking success under Liebore, with that cvnt of a postman and fucking mascara boy murdering patients in their fucking hundreds.

    Old people starving and dying of thirst whilst lying in their own shit whilst idle fucking slags hung about the desk wittering on about who got shagged or took the most ket last night.

  173. 173
    Thermarest says:

    The Sky ex Beeboid Murnaghan was outraged that Hague had sat at a table with countries who ban homosexuality.

    No doubt there are Murnaghan’s in those countries who are outraged that Hague’s country encourages homosexual marriage.

  174. 174
    DtP says:

    I think it’s the moralising – ethical banking and Methodism coupled with serious class A and bumfun. I kinda draw the line at crystal meth but, as you rightly point out, coke’s pretty ubiquitous. I guess it’s a bit like drink driving – bad form old bean if you get caught. Methodists always struck me as a bit too pious for their own good. Poor chap but, you know, fuck him.

  175. 175
    Sport Watch says:

    Just waiting for the Sport to follow through next week with a good news story to counter the kitten story:

    Ralph Miliband sold meth amphetamine to Dam buster hero’s.

    – Thought it was poison, and named the dog because he hated black people.

  176. 176
    DtP says:

    There’s no evidence to support JS’s guilt ya know – just sayin’. The brilliant Anna Racoon has the full sp if you’ve got a couple of hours – highly recommend it to see how low this country has sunk.

  177. 177
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    Very good, although maybe a little too subtle for most.

  178. 178
    Herronimus P Borscht says:

    For the Co-Op it’s been a crystalnacht! (hmm…not very funny, must try harder)

  179. 179
    These days says:

    As for everything else, like corrupt Lords and MPs, Councillors and childrens’ welfare officials and NHS admin staff neglecting their reposnsibilites and Church officials protecting paedos in their midst, the response is always a brief apology, a hollow assurance that “lessons have been leaned” and a request that “we move on”.

  180. 180
    James Savile says:

    Just my type!

  181. 181
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Good point.

    This is more like a revved up version of the Savings and Loans crisis of the 80s.

    Target is perhaps the ‘thrift’ style institutions in the UK.

    Accounts holders at the Co-Op are part owners of the institution, apparently. They should be asking some fairly serious questions about how the governance of the bank failed completely, to the point that it is now being privatized beneath them.

  182. 182
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Coke is one thing. Crystal meth is something very different.

    We need a condescending quote from Chucka on this.

  183. 183
    Well Done Brillo says:


    Justine Greening Floundering, sinking, dying on air.

    Brillo has just scuppered her.

    British Foreign aid has spent 4 milliom poionds on the Ethiopian Spice girls pop group.

    Five million pounds on Bangladesh question Time.

    IT is a fucking disgrace!!

  184. 184
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Labour Co-Op MPs (29 of them):

    B'ailey, A'drian: (West Bromwich West)
    B'alls, E'd: (Morley and Outwood)
    B'erger, L'uciana: (Liverpool, Wavertree)
    C'reasy, S'tella: (Walthamstow)
    D'avidson, I'an: (Glasgow South West)
    D'avies, G'eraint: (Swansea West)
    D'obbin, J'im: (Heywood and Middleton)
    D'oughty, S'tephen: (Cardiff South and Penarth)
    D'oyle, G'emma: (West Dunbartonshire)
    E'llman, L'ouise: (Liverpool, Riverside)
    E'vans, C'hris: (Islwyn)
    G'apes, M'ike: (Ilford South)
    G'reatrex, T'om: (Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
    H'endrick, M'ark: (Preston)
    H'illier, M'eg: (Hackney South and Shoreditch)
    J'amieson, C'athy: (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
    L'azarowicz, M'ark: (Edinburgh North and Leith)
    L'eslie, C'hris: (Nottingham East)
    L'ove, A'ndrew: (Edmonton)
    M'alhotra, S'eema: (Feltham and Heston)
    M'unn, M'eg: (Sheffield, Heeley)
    R'eynolds, J'onathan: (Stalybridge and Hyde)
    R'iordan, L'inda: (Halifax)
    S'awford, A'ndy: (Corby)
    S'heerman, B'arry: (Huddersfield)
    S'huker, G'avin: (Luton South)
    T'homas, G'areth: (Harrow West)
    T'wigg, S'tephen: (Liverpool, West Derby)
    W'oodcock, J'ohn: (Barrow and Furness)
  185. 185
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Arguably £45m on !ndian mission to Mars as well, out of £280m a year which UK gives to !ndia.

    Stacked up against £50bn estimated for HS2 going London to Birmingham, they got a good deal with !ndia, but clearly HS2 is a complete fraud.

    Only reason for sponsoring things like Ethiop!an Sp!ce girls and such is to undermine local cultural values. Common Purpose agenda which will likely encourage !slamists in the area to start attacking the normal population.

  186. 186
    Can't Sleep at night says:

    I take it you mean especially at the Staffordshire Co-Op

  187. 187
    Podgy MP watch says:

    Andy Burnham is piling on the pounds. Must be comfort eating.

  188. 188
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Many countries, for example R’wanda and Syr!a, have political systems where the majority are ruled by a minority.

    The gay agenda in the UK is part of this.

    Murnaghan should realize that he is outraged on the part of 2% of the population, and of that 2% only a very small %’age could care less.

  189. 189
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck off idiot.

  190. 190
    Anonymous says:

    won’t need so far to drop when the trapdoor opens.

  191. 191
    Romanian Goat says:

    My master and his many friends from the village can only dream of the rich pickings available from the Co-op’s food shelves!

    See you soon!

  192. 192
    Dave tells us that he is immensely proud to be spending UK taxpayers money overseas says:

    The Bangladeshi version of Question Time no doubt has less Labour bias than the original?. Particularly liked Neill’s question to Greening asking which party conservative voters should vote for if didn’t like overseas Aid being squandered ? She was floundering until Neill came up with answer…there is only one party and that is UKIP. Greening thinks that contribution on Overseas Aid should be made law but was unable to answer Neill when he asked why it hadn’t been enshrined in law then if she was in favour…she couldn’t answer….but I will cos’ firstly Dave can’t get it through with his backbenchers and secondly the British public is massively against it

  193. 193
    BBC Nemesis says:

    It still amazes me that stories like this are coming out:

    The real summary is:

    Savile, a certifiable nonce, actually provided the majority funding for a hospital in which he engaged in all sorts of abuse (including necrophilia ?) and had the brass neck to boast to police that he ‘owned’ it.

    And then there is the BBC…

  194. 194
    NHS under Labour was even worse says:

    Hit home did it ? Name calling won’t change the evidence or facts . People know who is to blame for the present state of the NHS…Labour

  195. 195
    Eric Joyce says:

    I was a Co-op MP once.

  196. 196
    Goggle Box says:

    Lawson comes across as senile. He is just not up to the cut and thrust of tevelised debate.

  197. 197
    bergen says:

    Harold Wilson used to say that the Labour party owed more to Methodism than Marxism.

    Just this morning I bet that Ed is glad his dear old dad preferred Karl Marx.

  198. 198
    Hazel Blears says:

    And thaks to that awful Brillo, I’ve been exposed as a flippin’ liar. As if everyone didn’t know already.

  199. 199
    The Nightmare of what will happen says:

    It is when this involves ZanuLieLabor & the Co-Op bank & is no doubt
    enshrined in there articles of association……..

    How long before the real new owners of Co-Op Bank decide this smelly
    turd they have acquired will have to call to an end as a matter of urgency there open end funding by various different devious routes for Red Ed’s ZanuLieLabor ?

    That will only leaves Red Len’s (mis)Unite as the only money orifice for
    Red Ed’s dysfunctional shambles of a party & what extra price will the Puppeteer Red Len extract for a continuation of this flow of funds to
    Red Ed ?

    Kinda gives you a warm glow (of rage) that within a short space of time
    Ed who always talks Bollo*cks could be in charge of our Country’s purse strings & with his Mentor McMental the special advisor…..

    What a fcuking nightmare !! no wonder there will be a run on the £ & now being planned in some wacky baccy coke flowing board room somewhere in the City right now…….

    The Doomsday scenario coming to us all very soon !!!

  200. 200
    Mike Handycock says:

    Yes, please! Come to papa! W000t! Hubba, hubba!

    Age of consent should be lowered to 15, says Britain’s top public health expert

  201. 201
    Noel Coward says:

    Don’t tell me.
    Even cocaine doesn’t give him a thrill,
    ‘cos he’s mad about the boy.

    Been there, done that, but I was in show biz.

  202. 202
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    Are they t’from up t’North?

  203. 203
    Fishy says:

    I think that the ‘idiot’ he was referring to was Tristrom the OP #133.

    The real Hon Tristram being (ironically) a Staffordshire MP who probably goes private rather than send his loved ones to Stafford DGH – they probably live in Mayfair or Notting Hill anyway.

    The sockpuppet Tristram, up above, has probably never used Stafford Hospital either, unlike me – and Maybelline Burnham claims the HNS that he handed over in 2010 was fit for purpose.

  204. 204
    goodness gracious me says:

    have plod raided the fat bastard’s abode yet ?

  205. 205
    Fishy says:

    Labour HQ working Sunday’s now?

    Alex Bellendinelli must be desperate now the Tories are putting the economy back together.

  206. 206
    The Nightmare of what will happen says:

    Another example of why you can’t trust any left biased (dis)organisation
    with other peoples money……..let alone this countries purse strings ever
    again…….. History will always be repeated, thats guaranteed.

  207. 207
    Blowing Whistles says:

    So Hat tips all round for BW and NBW then. (btw this ain’t the Rupe blog – just in case some make that mistake).

  208. 208
    Private Recording says:

  209. 209
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Nicholas Soames – has become rather a mouthy big gob – and his ‘mouthy retorts’ to anyone who disagrees with his opinions – adequately displays that it is he who protesteth to much and to over the top.

    He appears to be the deranged one just like Oxfords Richard Benyon.

  210. 210
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Perhaps a little H/T to BW & NBW I believe there!

  211. 211
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    I think that is why it inspires such tirades of hatred from the Left, CO3. Witness Coogan the other night, who in the middle of an interview supposedly about his career, launched into a vicious, spiteful, personal attack on Dacre and the Mail. Just couldn’t stop himself. Hatred oozing from every pore. Showed the true colours of Hacked Off.

  212. 212
    The Old Bill Association says:

    No not today being Sunday……day of rest

    on Monday we are all washing our hair

    on Tuesday its diversity training

    on Wednesday is our Lodge meetings

    on Thursday its Health & Safety training

    on Friday its lets get those fcuking motorists for any misdemeanour

    on Saturday its planning what we will do next week

    as you can see we are very busy…..but will try to at some point to

    pay a low key visit to his home & that will give the Man of the Cloth time

    to ensure there is no incriminating evidence will be found anywhere…

  213. 213
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  214. 214
    Animal vegetable mineral says:

    Do you employ Abdul the Labour voting envelope stuffer from Karachi?

  215. 215
    tv tax is a real tax unlike bedroom tax says:

    I hit the off switch when the 9am ‘News’ headlines lead with blaming the typhoon on climate change. News masquerading as socialism masquerading as environmentalism.

  216. 216
    Anonymous says:

    No wonder waiting times fell under Liebour, any sign of a queue building up they just killed the patient to make space.

  217. 217
    Mick and Paddy says:

    Lavender, lovely lavender…

  218. 218
    Mick and Paddy says:

    Methodically mundane (since you ask).

  219. 219
    Mick and Paddy says:

    The consular staff have more important things to do than baby sit those two effy nidiots.

  220. 220
    Moley says:

    Flowers trashes the reputation of the Church, the Co-op Bank, the Gay community, and the Labour party, all in one go.

    It’s a pity he didn’t apply the same miracle of productivity to running the Co-op Bank.

  221. 221
    Mick and Paddy says:

    The BBC is totally unaware that it does get a bit damp and breezy in that part of the around this time each year. Just like it gets a bit breezy up the Channel (oops) over here.

  222. 222
    Mick and Paddy says:

    Common purpse called but you were out.

  223. 223
    Mick and Paddy says:

    Over here, Jane, we can expect to find several tons of coppers (the uniformed type not the currency ones).

  224. 224
    Mick and Paddy says:

    75 is the weekly total for that prog’s viewer count.

  225. 225
    Mick and Paddy, the happy campers says:

    Yes, so long as she is a few inches off the grass.

  226. 226
    the little piggy thatwent to market (and got screwed) says:

    .. and only one spelling error. Not bad,

  227. 227
    Can I ring a friend? says:

    Ask Vlad.

  228. 228
    Baldrick's burger bar says:

    Murnaghan gets more like Marr by the day. Almost ready to switch him off and turn to a decent sports channel. When are Sky going to get some decent totty as presenters instead of the old bats we have to put up with now.

    .. and to think we actually pay for this too!

  229. 229
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Well done on this list CO3 and many more of your pertinent observations.

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    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    Handy, we have just held a poll and you will be glad to know you have been voted the No1 Pervert in the Brotherhood, a position that, as you know, holds much honour, well done. We are all proud of you. Jahbulon.

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    Anonymous says:


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    Co-Op worker (unfortuantly). says:

    They are a bunch of dickheads running the CO-OP. I work for them in one of their stores and we had a missive from them AT 8 IN THE MORNING if we were contacted by the media we were not to say ANYTHING but to direct enquiries to the ‘media department’! As if anyone would phone a tinky store and ask if we knew the top knob-head who was in charge of the ‘car-crash’ at the bank! Honestly, the top-brass have shit for brains & the hedge-fund lot should sack the lot.

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    'It's all at the Co-op' says:

    Do you get necter points for buying drugs?
    When the Co-op Bank went t^ts up, it was suggested to me by a friend who banks with them, that the management must have been on drugs…he was right it appears.

  234. 234
    'It's all at the Co-op' says:

    Of course they’ve got, ‘shit for brains’, that’ll be the crystal meth.

  235. 235
    Pithy headlines for every occassion says:

    From breaking bread to breaking bad

  236. 236
    Who Want's Some! says:

    All true. If you want to stop the EU rot then 2015 GE has to have biggest vote for UKIP possible. Three things will follow from this
    1. Dave and the EU cabal are removed from the Conservative Party
    2. Millibean may win but he will be constrained by the anti-EU showing of the electorate and his own incompetence, they won’t last a full Parliament
    3. Labour will implode under the pressure from a renewed Conservative Party on pro Britain agenda

    Yes I know Millibean will piss away cash he has not got but so will Dave. The issue is stop the move the United States of Europe and to get our country back. Both Dave and Ed want us in the EU Federal state that they will all be pushing for after 2015 once the ‘recession’ is ‘over’.
    Miss this chance and the only way if at all you’ll get out of the EU Federal State will be by armed struggle.

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    The wonderful logic of the General Medical Council says:

    I think it would be a bad idea to criminalise theft in the workplace as it would mean that people would be loathe to report theiving by their colleagues as they might end up in jail.

  238. 238
    Boys Buggery & Cocaine corporation says:

    The BBC dont want to report on drug stories as they are Britains biggest consumers of Cocaine themselves.

  239. 239
    Dave Likes a Big One Up the Arse says:

    Homophobic comments like this are the reason I’ve promoted gay rights to the centre of Conservative Politics. How anyone can find bum sex unappealing is beyond me and reveals a deep neurosis in the people expressing such doubts. I can only say you won’t get away with it and that if need be I’ll legislate further allow bumming to take place where ever needed. Our schools now promote gay rights and culture as the ideal to aim for and I for one agree fully with this. Heterosexuality is disgusting and I won’t stand for it, Sam now uses a 12 inch strap on to ‘break’ me in and I can’t wait to take a real hard c_ck up the arse. Vote Tory!

  240. 240
    Holding power to account says:

    Absolutely the DM is a great read. In the past few weeks alone we have had stories on ‘woman goes to the shops’, ‘Woman wears a pair of new trousers’ and ‘Woman gets caught in the rain’ . Cutting edge journalism at its best.

  241. 241
    10p For a Cuppa Tea? says:

    QBTs is right the banks have long since lost their way and have spent the last 20 years undermining real growth. HSBC coughed up billions to the US for money laundering is just one example of 100s out there. They have no interest in real business (I know of three small companies all turned down for loans by banks that they wanted to expand with. As it turns out a local business man gave them the money at an agreed rate instead. All three paid the loans off ahead of time and secured the extra business. Only then did the official banks come wanting a share of the growth they had refused to support). The banks in question had no understanding of business or the markets. Just a credit score based on some software developed in Bangalore.
    Yes Brown spent more cash than was reasonable by any sane measure but I don’t recall any politician stepping up to stop him? It’s all a big ponzi with us paying for it as far as I can tell.

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    Now I Know Why There is No Coop Divi This Year! says:

    I do hope it was ‘Fair Trade’ cocaine?

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    Sir Jimmy Savile, made in Britain by the BBC says:

    At least I wasn’t a coke snorting homo minister-banker! I had my standards.

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    Butch Dave says:

    I don’t suppose many real gay people were that worried about whether they’d be allowed to marry 15-year-old boys in church, or spend their weeknights buying £300 worth of sex drugs.
    Fortunately, we politicians know what is best for them

  246. 246
    Max 1.5 pinter says:

    > If my local raised the price of ale 10p overnight, for
    > whatever reason, the punters would simply use another pub.

    Since the smoking ban, my local has closed, so the price of petrol is more relevant.

  247. 247
    4-eyed Beeb arty bloke says:

    Notice how I avoided riling Coogan with the observation that the cases he mentioned were already illegal under the previous law.

    He’s a little bit up himself, isn’t he.

  248. 248
    George Duncan Shite says:

    ATOS = All Twats made Of Shite.

  249. 249
    Meth Central Hall says:

    Im deleting all my Meth Connexions as we speak…

    John Wesley

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    Yankee Go Home says:

    “could care less”

    = Couldn’t care less

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    grobdj says:

    So much for the ethical bank

    Can’t help remembering a meeting in the mid-eighties with said bank, along with my partner (now of 28 years) to discuss a joint mortgage

    This in the mid-eighties after buying a house for 18k, renovating and selling for 4 times the price.

    Co-op bank employee’s first utterance was: when are you going to get married?

    Needless to say I didn’t bank there for much longer.

    Mind you, being on drugs P*ul F*owers might have confused his role with the bank’s address:

    Number One Balloon

  252. 252
    Brownhatter says:

    Hello matelot! That a gun in you’re pocket or you just glad to see me?

  253. 253
    Anonymous says:

    What a cnut!

  254. 254
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    A Tool of Socialism

  255. 255
    Truthteller says:

    The sheeple don’t care.

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    Hope for Beneficial Side Effects says:

    If the Jocks win there independence Vote in next years referendum, one of
    the welcomed spin off’s will be the Biased Broadcasting Company aka BBC
    will no longer be called the British et etc………..& also invalidate there charter ??

    Its therefore in everyone’s interest here in England we actively do all we can to ensure the haggis bashers win there independence as a positive start to completely dismantling of the Biased Broadcasting Companies strangle hold over far to much of our daily life…….That alone is worth the price to ensure this happens……

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    Hung Parliament? Hang them all! says:

    He’s not only a Methodist Minister but also a former Labour councillor and member of Miliband’s Labour Finance Group.

    And the TUC’s favourite economist defended him and his co-op bank Board when they were criticised for being useless berks with no understanding of finance:

  258. 258
    Sanctimonious Cnuts says:

    Of course, if the coke was organic and fair trade…………..

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Observer – 17.11.13 page 36

    Ref Picture Post – 1938-57 and the blur references to persons x,y,z.

    I have a hard copy of the observer as published into the public domain today Sunday 17th November 2013.

    Some people (especially pathetic bone idle journo’s) frequenting this site need to do their own damned fucking research – DYOR.

  260. 260
    Blowing Whistles says:

    David Ward / trending central – stuff – link noted and copied.

    The truth is sometimes stranger than the fictitious lies that are spun by a cognitive dissonance herd of dupes.

    Who’s the real fink caught out spinning because he too is yet another dupe / useful idiot who cannot and dare not take his life time blinkers off?

  261. 261

    Ah the co op, I can still remember my grandmothers divi number that you quoted when running errands in the 1950s,PEN 639. I think PEN was Pendleton

  262. 262
    Paul F, Lower Sixth says:

    Methical banking isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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    Marie Stopes says:

    Compulsory sterilisation would help as well.

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    Gran, 72 inches under the grass says:

    I’m warm as toast down here. Come and join me soon, Dave.

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    Jethro says:

    I know nothing – don’t start that ‘…he’s from Barcelona’ stuff – ’bout Banking, other than ‘keep it in the black’. I’m what’s called now ‘a Minister of Religion’. I know ‘ow much I ‘ave, an’ ‘ow much I owe. So, I reckon I should get the job at the Co-op.
    ‘Owever: I’m not a Methodist, don’t own a moustache, always thought that ‘rent-boys’ were the people the Landlord sent round each week, ‘aven’t been done for fiddling expenses (don’t get ‘expenses’) – or drink-driving, and ‘aven’t ‘ad my Computer found to be full of indecent things (‘ow can a slide-rule ‘ave dirty stuff on it?); nor am I, or ‘ve I bin at any time, a Labour Councillor, an’ I always go ‘ome at Closing-time – if not afore.
    Wot! Application returned! NOT SUITABLE!!

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