November 22nd, 2013

Coke-Snorting Co-op Boss’ Night With Chuka

Rev Flowers has been nicked as Labour’s Co-op embarrassment makes the front pages once again this morning. By far Guido’s favourite story of the day however is this little gem found by the Sun, who have got hold of Facebook messages written by Flowers in which he lusts over a certain party loving Labour frontbencher:

Thank god he didn’t favourite anything on Twitter…


158 Comments

  1. 1
    100wpm says:

    Now we know why Labour are so keen to censor the British free press.

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  2. 2
    nellnewman. says:

    labour in the news for all the wrong reasons!

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    • 27
      Lord Stansted says:

      Not at the BBC.

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    • 86
      Old Hal says:

      Of course it came from the Sun Geedes old boy, you are now part of the organisation, if it goes down so do you, even though you were not involved, you are known by the folks who you associate with. If you want to to be taken seriously as a right wing blogger go for the Mail or Express as your home. You have gone very quiet about Brooks, Coulson and co., funny how all this Flower power stuff has only just hit the fan as Brooks and Coulson & co go on trial.

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      • 101
        M­a­q­bo­ul says:

        Reporting restrictions.

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      • 125
        Casual Observer 4 says:

        I do not think there is any real connection with phone hacking.

        The Flowers story is the first proper opening salvo in the 2015 run up.

        Seeing as Euro elections are probably already lost, it is likely to be scorched earth policy up to the 2015 GE, with absolutely no prisoners taken.

        But will the Conservatives peak to early ?

        When the Flowers saga has blown over, in a couple of weeks to try and enable some good cheer for Christmas (even though this year may be even less Christmassy than last), Ed M will be impaled on the Union vote thingy which is due next January and which is a catch-22 for him.

        After that, UKIP should issue a complete hiding in the Euro elections, but the EU may disintegrate before 2015.

        (The Mirror attack on UKIP over Brussels / Strasbourg vote missed the point that UKIP prefer EU to be dysfunctional as this makes the case for exit, which is their objective. The ceasing of the ‘circus’ is positive spin for EU which the Mirror pumped, showing an EU bias: There was no coverage of the surprising number of EU related protests which took place seeing even the police in Lisbon storming the Parliament building there, and France kicking off a bit)

        In the mean time, the p’aedophile investigations are not going away. Savile looms large, and Elm Guest house related matters need to be prosecuted properly.

        Then there is the issue of the names handed to UK by Project Spade, which the UK has not acted on. Good question is: Why ?

        There is a lot of dirt behind the fridge.

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  3. 3
    Jack Dromey says:

    It was an accident. Ask the Daily Mirror.

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  4. 7
    Sunny Jim says:

    Yes indeed. Thank goodness for a Press free to expose politicians for the scum that tjey are. As an aside, I note that Political Shatbook are studiously avoiding this whole saga, as in general are the BBC… no surprise there…

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  5. 9
    When Harrison met Harrison says:

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  6. 10
    Anonymous says:

    EMI should rerelease Flowers in the Rain.Nice Move and good CHARITY earner.

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  7. 11
    Glyn H says:

    Mr Umanna, one of the few Labour MPs who can actuslly earn £65k, but who does not appreciate low life celebs in the West End. So he must view being an MP as they do in the third world – sod any principles; this is the way to riches.

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  8. 12
    Hansard writer says:

    o, if I have understood,

    Rev Flowers

    Was convicted of gross i n d e c e n c y in the 1980s

    E m b e z z l e d £75,000 from a charity in 2002

    Was sacked from Bolton Council in ?2008

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2510259/How-did-Labour-know-disgraced-Co-op-chief-Paul-Flowers.html

    Was invited to Downing Street under Brown and Co in 2010

    Balls has been quoted as saying that the Britannia/Coop merger would make a “super mutual” – so must have been involved

    And now neither Balls nor Miliband ever met or communicated with Mr Flowers

    This must be the most brazen lying we have seen for years

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    • 129
      Damian McBride says:

      Almost as bad as when Ed Balls inferred, by referring to me as ‘Mr McBride’ in Beeb quotes during my scandal, that we were far distanced, when in fact we shared adjoining desks and spoke daily. Boy’s got form.

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    • 155
      roger says:

      Having just read the DM article ” Corridors of powder” about cocaine in Westminster I am certain we must dump the whole crowd.

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  9. 14
    English for Beginners says:

    “Coke-Snorting Co-op Boss’ Night With Chuka”

    Boss’s

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  10. 15
    Bankers are Gangsters says:

    Printed Currency is Dead Tree printing too.

    Fuck you bankers, your corrupt market manipulations are going to come back and bite you.

    Bankers and governments have destroyed currency and plundered peoples wealth for too long.

    Bankers have ceased to honestly perform their core roles in society and have turned into gangsters and thieves.

    We no longer need them, and can no longer afford to allow them to rob us.

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    No QE with Bitcoin.

    No hypothecation and no corruptly marketed derivatives.

    No theft of your wealth through inflation.

    No parasitic banker’s charges for transactions.

    Bitcoin is to corrupt banking what the Internet is to the compliant establishment dead tree press.

    THE PEOPLE ARE SEIZING BACK CONTROL OF THEIR MONEY.

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    • 21
      Ikari Warrior says:

      Until someone hacks the code. We know from Snowden that government has hacked web encryption so they’ll smash Bitcoin if it threatens them.

      A currency that goes up and down every day by 200% isn’t a currency.

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      • 24
        e&oe says:

        but it is a symbol/measure of mass delusion – for which development the political caste must take some credit (sic)

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      • 25
        Mugabe says:

        Eh?

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        • 43
          SNAFU says:

          it means that the politicoes have done a great amount to ‘discredit’ normal ‘money’ – so its not surprising that some of the gullible will turn elsewhere

          meanwhile most of the rest of us continue to vote to undermine our own currency

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      • 47
        Bankers are Gangsters says:

        The Code is open-source and has been in the public domain for over 4 years. This very openness is one of Bitcoin’s strengths.

        As for hacking, and encryption, the same supposed vulnerabilities exist in conventional money transfer. Encryption is not unique to Bitcoin, but it’s distributed structure, outside the control of banks and governments, is.

        If you are interested, there are plenty of resources on the Internet about these subjects.

        The point is, Bitcoin will place money beyond the manipulative abilities of banks and governments.

        That is revolutionary, and democratic.

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        • 52
          e&oe says:

          and entirely without substance – sounds just right for mugs

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          • Gatekeeper says:

            Why do you think we spend all that resource monitoring the net? It’s not for tracking terrorists, that does not require mass surveillance on this scale. It’s to ensure we know how the little people are thinking and if need be to intervene. The digital revolution is just the opposite it’s the end of revolution. We dress it up for you in the language of liberation but it’s really enslavement. Every poster to this blog is tracked and know to us, if we really wanted to could arrange for you all to have ‘accidents’. But you’re no threat and we can see that.

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        • 104
          walking into darkness says:

          Bitcoin is probably owned by the Rothchilds, nice little hedge

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        • 107
          M­a­q­bo­ul says:

          It’s electronic money the only difference is that anyone can make or “mine” them. What gives it supposed value is that it is quite difficult and time consuming to make a bitcoin so it has a rarity value like gold. I’d rather have gold meself like.

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          • 54h6 says:

            Gold is far too manipulated..
            The Chinese are into Palladium instead of Gold.
            Platinum and Palladium are the new Gold.

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      • 68
        Economist says:

        The Bitcoin itself is secure from an algorithmic point of view, unless code has been produced which is compromised. Open Source helps defeat compromised code.

        Where Bitcoin breaks down is that it requires a certain level of technological development in order for transactions to take place.

        If the exchanges are taken down, or the internet is seriously damaged, or the government fuck up energy policy meaning no juice to power computers or the internet then the currency stops working as exchange becomes a problem. Nuclear war would also likely kill it as the action of the EMP (let alone the actual blast) would destroy electronics in a wide area unless the bitcoin storage devices are built to military standard.

        As more people accept the currency in exchange for physical goods its transition to what is recognizably a real currency will be complete: Credibility is established.

        The reason it is gaining so much is simply reflective of the fact that the exchanges are absorbing a lot of ‘funny money’ at present – particularly fraudulently produced USD, likely that which was printed as part of QE, or that which is the proceeds of other organized crime. At the rate of increase though, only government level agencies could be laundering funds in this way. It will not buy true control of the currency, but will have an inflationary effect on the real economy if people convert bitcoins back to fiat money in order to transact.

        Here one can see why it is a good idea for governments to be supportive of transactions purely within bitcoin, or if they wish to maintain monopoly control of fiat currencies, target and destroy the bitcoin exchanges.

        The former appears to be in favor now as governments realize that they can safely deflate their currencies through bitcoin. What needs to be figured out is how they can tax transactions in it. This is where internet control, particularly transnational, comes into the frame.

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      • 71
        Anonymous says:

        From reading one of the rambling Guardian articles on the subject, I get the impression that many forms of ‘encryption’ are not true encryption but have been dumbed down.

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  11. 17
    Crackshooter says:

    Yuk. His bank account must be in hairy rears.

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  12. 18
    Historian says:

    I suggested here a couple of days ago that you get GQ glossy mag to put Flowers on the front page

    And I see the Spectator has now done so

    Can you get young Fraser to pay me some royalties please?

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  13. 23
    Rev Flowers says:

    I was researching for a holiday in …

    Ghana
    China
    Nigeria
    South Africa

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  14. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Must admit when you said you’d had flowers from the Co-op I didn’t quite understand.

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  15. 28
    Owen Jones says:

    He has a very BIG watch too! Take my word for it.

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  16. 29
    Rutting Reverend says:

    According to his wikipedia he’s a polished performer.

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  17. 32
    Mike Naylor says:

    I don’t normally support Labour, but these Tory smears disgust me

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    • 37
      we know you're a Labour stooge says:

      As you were informed yesterday,
      they’re not smears-they’re facts.

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      • 56
        Mike Naylor says:

        I shall be writing to the Daily mail about this

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        • 74
          we know you're a Labour stooge says:

          Don’t forget to mention that Flowers is an ex-Labour councillor.
          That he had a private meeting with Miliband who appointed the
          Crystal Methodist to an elite business advisory board.
          That Miliband declared the Co-op was the future of banking.
          And that Balls,who helped the disastrous Co-op Britannia merger,
          was the proud recipient of a £50,000 donation from the ailing bank.

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  18. 33
    Lord Stansted says:

    Once again, Twitter and Facebook are shown to be deadly.

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  19. 36
    Impeach the traitor Tony Blair says:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/20/us-uk-secret-deal-surveillance-personal-data

    Here is proof that Tony Blair authorised the NSA to spy on innocent UK citizens

    In addition to being a war criminal, he authorised illegal wire tapping without the approval of Parliament

    IMPEACH HIM OR THE RULE OF LAW HAS BEEN DESTROYED IN BRITAIN

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    • 42
      Thousands of dead Iraqis and others says:

      Getting the NSA to spy on innocent UK citizens, I would suggest, is a minor transgression.

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      • 55
        Impeach the traitor Tony Blair says:

        Agreed about the war crimes

        But letting a foreign power spy on your own innocent citizens is bloody serious

        Businesses can be destroyed this way and it opens up possibilities for political surveillance, extortion and blackmail on a huge scale (parallels with the Murdoch system which is now in front of the Old Bailey)

        They are both serious grounds for impeachment

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        • 85
          Casual Observer 4 says:

          Peter Hain, the fucking traitorous orange c’unt who was pro-terrorist in South Afr!ca, prevented the impeachment of Tony Blair. If Blair had been impeached in 2004 this would have saved a lot of problems.

          Blair should be given the Fawkes treatment in Old Palace Yard.

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  20. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting article about the Rev.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/o697z22

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    • 50
      e&oe says:

      well qualified for banking – would have been at home in the city of london

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      • 83
        mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

        It’s a shame that I couldn’t describe what is in the article or use the full link, because it kept getting moderated.

        Which means very few people from here will read it. But it contains some gems.

        “Mr Flowers was also convicted of carrying out a sex act in a Hampshire public toilet more than 30 years ago.”

        “It has been alleged that Mr Flowers communicated with rent boys using his work email account while he was in charge of the Co-op bank.”

        And the CS connection is interesting.

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        • 103
          Jack Ketch says:

          Don’t worry, the link to the Telegraph article is all over the web.

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        • 122
          peter clowes says:

          time to question the existent of ‘mutuals’ such as the Coketown Malevolent Society – why do we assume that being unaccountable qualifies them to act in the interest of the mugs that entrust them with their money?

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  21. 39
    Tooting Popular Front says:

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  22. 41
    Anon says:

    Interesting article about the Rev

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/o697z22

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  23. 44
    Harriet says:

    Jack, why are you spending so much time with Chuka and David?

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  24. 46
    Sir Jimmy Savile, made in Britain by the BBC says:

    I never did drugs, you know.

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  25. 48
    Jack Dromey says:

    How do I black this blog site?

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  26. 51
    altruism in industry says:

    will historians look back on this time as “the Rotten Parliament” ?

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  27. 54
    The Critic says:

    I see, approved just before Blair quit. How convenient. and and the Home Secretaries at the time have no comment to make.

    Remember:

    War is peace
    Freedom is slavery
    Ignorance is strength

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  28. 58
    Byeck says:

    Eric Pickles, ex-leader of Bradford Council, albeit Conservative, but still with extensive contacts in the city, knew nowt and heard nowt about the Rev. Gentleman.
    Guess that makes our Eric the third wise monkey.

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  29. 63
    WE GOT HIM ! says:

    Where is that Gary Davies character ?

    Has he been nicked at all.

    He was close to Flowers who was close to whatever it was he was arrested for.

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  30. 67
    A sex act in a public toilet circa 1970 says:

    This whole thread is a load of nonsense

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  31. 69
    FFS says:

    This Crystal Methodist chap sounds like quite character. Is there no limit to his depravity?

    I’m fully expecting to find out he eats babies next week.

    Can’t wait for his unathourised biography to come out. Won’t make it for Christmas this year but for 2014 it is a sure best seller.

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    • 108
      Impeach the traitor Tony Blair says:

      That’s right

      It’s what I taught Tony to do

      Exactly the opposite of what he was saying

      And the briotish press gobbed it for 10 years

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  32. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Oh Chuckie have you been mixing with those trashy boys again?

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  33. 80
    The Euro is fucked. Buy BitCoin : A Short Poem says:

    Fuck the Euro: A worthless currency, a fraud,
    It buys misery, pestilence, and fuck all abroad,
    Bitcoin is safer, from thieving EU embezzles,
    Fuck you van Rompuy, the Commission and Brussels.

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    • 89
      ASHAMED TO BE BRITISH says:

      They will be saying next that they cannot imprison all the people who have brought the country to this fine mess because there are not enough prison places available and therefore they will have to look at non custodial sentences.

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      • 92
        John Paul Morgan says:

        If you offer to pay a lot of money in fines that usually keeps the Authorities off your back.

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      • 95
        Casual Observer 4 says:

        Why the cost of incarceration is not charged back to the member states from which people originate is a mystery.

        This is the deal with health care costs.

        However, I would counter this and your assertion with the observation that a large number of criminals from the EU entering the UK would be beneficial for Prison privatization once the public system is demonstrably not capable of coping with ‘demand’.

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      • 105
        Tom Catesby. says:

        Are there enough picks and shovels?

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    • 114
      City Trader says:

      It looks to me that the Pound Sterling is the crappy currency over the last 12 years

      http://www.pounds2euros.com/Charts

      Perhaps you should clean up your own act before attacking the Euro!

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      • 121
        The Euro is fucked. Buy BitCoin says:

        Euro has only been around ten years, and look at what it has done to Europe.

        Note also that the Euro has absolutely no credible backing. It even has fake national artwork on its bank notes.

        People sometimes accuse the US Dollar of being monopoly money, the Euro really is monopoly money.

        When the Euro has been around as long as Sterling, and has sovereign backing and credibility then return.

        Until that time, take your shitty little argument, your fucking worthless Euros, and go fuck yourself back to Euro land with the rest of those losers.

        Or, extract what value you can get now and channel it back into Sterling where it will be safer in the long term, once credibility is restored (mainly removing possibility of Ed Balls as chancellor in 2015).

        The one weakness Sterling has at present is the lying Canadian scum bag known as Mark Carney, who is fucking around in the B.o.E.

        His contract needs to be cut short permanently.

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        • 145
          Baldrick's burger bar says:

          That Sterling is now a crappy currency is entirely down to the two lunatics Brown and Balls who engineered a 30% devaluation (with no noticeable benefit to anybody except the money changers).

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  34. 88
    John Bellingham says:

    I see that this thread is tagged “Gay Tottie Watch”–shouldn’t that be “Bottie Watch”?

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  35. 90
    Scottish Chav says:

    shame Chuka didnt find man love. He’s a total pain in the arrse so there would have been a nice symmetry

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  36. 96
    Seriously, I listened to Chucka says:

    Does this mean that Chucka is a gay icon, or is Chucka gay ?

    Come on out the closet Chucka you cheeky chappy, your fans await you !

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    • 119
      Abdel from Tooting says:

      I once played cricket with a guy called Chucka.

      He got dropped from the team.

      I wonder whether this is the same guy.

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    • 126
      Jury out says:

      I don’t know if he’s gay but he’d benefit from giving the back story on how his ears got like that.

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  37. 111
    Dynamic Dave says:

    Stop the persecution of Flowers. As an obese kweer drug using drug dealing expenses cheating hypocritical religious financial ignoramus he is absolutely perfect for my progressive LibLabConning bum sex paradise. Just a shame he is not an effnic as well, but at least he has had the decency to go sniffing around pretty little Chukker.

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  38. 112
    Chuka the HOT gay Icon says:

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  39. 117
    Noose Watch says:

    Ed Balls, calling Ed Balls. Your time is approaching…

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  40. 118
    News flash says:

    It is believed that an ex labour councillor (possibly named flowers?) was found in some woods and has been taken into custody for his own safety.

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  41. 124
    There is no hell in ull says:

    I have been down the Coop Bank this morning and closed my account .

    When I arrived there were six people in front of me.

    When I left there were twenty three behind me.

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    • 133
      Jack Ketch says:

      I had a job interview with the Co-op yesterday (no, really). The HR guy had to read out a prepared statement about co-op ethics. Poor man couldn’t keep a straight face.

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    So the flower powered Coke Nose fancies the young, dashing and hassome phuka Chuka! Hop hop let’s go to the Co-Op innit.

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  44. 157
    Im Voting UKIP says:

    Chukka will grease any pole on his way up…..

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