December 2nd, 2013

SKETCH: Jack Dromey’s Friends Rally Round

The one thing Jack Dromey didn’t need just now in Home Office questions was a chorus of supportive noises from his back bench. Friends are more dangerous than enemies. Or nastier, anyway.

Because they weren’t noises saying, “Go on, Jack, lay into those Tory poujardistes and Nasty Party anti-immigration racists, oh close colleague, valiant class warrior and champion of diversity!”

No, it was more, “Yes, go on Jack, really, really brave standing up as though nothing has happened. You’re great mate. We’re all behind you.”

He opened his big mouth and we all shrank back a little, wondering what might come out.

In this case, less than expected. There was a figure of 10,046. I forget what it related to and frankly lack the courage to speculate.

He said we were risking returning to a discredited model of reactive policing. Neighbourhood policing is what people want, he said. Is that what people want? Everyone?

What other people wanted from the police is that they operate with a bare minimum of commonsense, and not devote all their numbers to a shale gas demo in Manchester (Barbara Keeley); that they stop fiddling their reporting figures (Andrew Bridgen); that they stop trying to investigate themselves because they’re a corrupt bunch of mendacious semi-criminals round my way (Philip Davies).

Legal note: some reporting enhanced for journalistic effect.

One of the Tory Walkers proposed a new doctrine: “To be as determined and tenacious as our drug dealers is the right thing to be.”

And that “the seizure of 850 kilos of cocaine is actually paying dividends.”

Positive thinking, but naive. The level or indeed presence of dividend depends entirely on what the police are selling it on for.


201 Comments

  1. 1
    Podiceps says:

    With friends on the Labour benches, who needs enemies?

  2. 2
    Tony's danglybits says:

    Simon

    You got it wrong

    “To be as determined and tenacious as our drug consumers in the House of Commons, Law Courts and City trading rooms”….”

  3. 3
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    … and more technologically competent than Fat-Fingered-Jack.

  4. 4
    Teamster Shadow Boss of the Police Dromey says:

    My title sounds threatening enough…

    If you throw in the fact that I am Consigliere of the Unite Union, you will know that you had better cool it before you end up in concrete walking shoes…

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Simon Carr’s writing is lovely.

    I just haven’t got the foggiest what he’s on about.

    • 10
      Nero itching for a Fire says:

      Go to bed dear

      It’s better that you should not understand these things

    • 47
      Reader says:

      Me neither. This sketch lacks sufficient context.

      • 106
        recess time says:

        in layman language that’s holiday time.

        And where is Dromley going to this time. Can’t be is constituency. Does not live there.

        • 108
          JD says:

          maybe Man hat tan (Manhattan, NY) arouses me. It has a live and let live conviviality about it.

  6. 6
    General Farquhart says:

    No word today on Lansley troughing? Using hotels when he has a house 15 minutes walk from Westminster?

  7. 7
    Tooting Tony from Tel Aviv, War Envoy says:

    “The seizure of 850 kilos of cocaine is actually paying dividends.”

    I love it

    There must be some police “benevolent fund” which benefits

    Or is the benvolent fund an Opium Parlour where they sniff the stuff privately

    Dirty dogs- they could at least share it with us…

  8. 8
    George Ward says:

    Jack looks back to the days when he was up against hard men in uniform…all those years ago on the Grunwick picket line.

    I have the negatives…

  9. 12
    Ippikin says:

    Was he sporting a black head?

  10. 14
    Legend among Men says:

    Jack clearly supports the employment of ethnic minorities and giving them unfettered access.

  11. 15
    Hansard reporter says:

    Do all these Higella MPs get their white stuff direct from the Police then?

    I thought there was some fiddle going on….

    • 95
      broderick crawford says:

      No fiddle at all .

      Straight transaction .

      From under the counter to over the counter .

  12. 16
    Hansard reporter says:

    The degree of contempt that everyone on this blog has, including Golden Oldies like Simon Carr, is excellent

    But is Britain in e pre-revolutionary situation?

    This can’t go on without a lot of people getting the piano wire out, or something similar….

    • 18
      T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

      Crikey ! ( gulp)

    • 22
      Piano Tuner says:

      Put it away. Leave it to the experts

      • 97
        broderick crawford says:

        Dad d you know the piano s on my foot ?

        Leave it there son … it ll stop you ‘avin’ corns in later life .

    • 36
      Wussel Bland says:

      ‘ere! There’s gonna be a revolution alrighty and no mistake, cor luvaduck.
      and I shagged your mrs phnaaaaaaaar

      (I say, pass me the p&l account of my 2nd business, old chap).

      • 63
        WoRaft Chihuahua says:

        I’ve been worried for some time about the shortage of pianos. They have nearly all been replaced by electronic keyboards, except for a few concert grands which it would be a pity to break up.

        I do hope this will not be a serious hindrance on the Day of Reckoning.

        • 81
          Jethro says:

          You don’ need to break up a Grand Piano to get the wire: jus’ a Tuner’s Wrench, to free-off the Wrest-pin, let down the tension, and release the wire (a lot of old Grands could do with re-stringing, anyway, and removin’ and replacing a string at a time is better). So, all you’ gotodo, is place your Grand by your lamp-post (better still, your lamp-post by your Grand)… it could all be quite light-hearted, really: the Beneficiary of the treatment could choose ‘is piece of wire (Bass-strings might be gentler and longer, but thinner strings shorter and sharper), an’ watch while the new string is being fitted (if ‘ee can keep ‘is eyeballs in).

        • 88
          A handyman says:

          I’ve worked with piano wire (not for hanging people). It’s very stiff and springy and impossible to knot. I recommend picture wire, woven brass with a steel core. Easy to knot by hand, and the noose slides brilliantly.

          But electrical cable does just as good a job.

          • broderick crawford says:

            would not catgut be just as effective and easier to de-string from the tennis rackets currently hibernating over winter in the All England Club dressing rooms in SW19 ?

          • altruism in industry says:

            if it is cable what works is to make an end loop longer than required, then unwind a length from the end and wrap it around both pieces, then unwind another strand, etc ,etc this makes a tapered join which seems to hold, then one could make a noose through that end loop

    • 120
      Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:
  13. 17
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    HERE I AM, SURROUNDED BY ALL MY FELLOW UNION PLACEMEN MY CLOSE CHUMS.


    • 19
      Lord Chief Justice says:

      Trousering union funds under the table FFS

      And Ed appoints him as Shadow Police Minister …

      You really can’t make this shit up…

      PS He was also Treasurer of the Labour Party when “Lord Cahspoint” Levy sold dozens of titles and took loans under the table. Dromey said he was “unaware of any wriongdoing”.(that’s easy for a union crook like him, he does not know the difference between honesty and dishonesty)

      • 90
        Jack Ketch says:

        Ed’s a clever lad. he made the morbidly obese Dianne Abbot Shadow Health. Mary Creagh who taught entreprenuership at Cranfield University despite never having a job in the private sector is Transport Spokesman although she is an expert on the EU Parliament and is multi-lingual, Sadiq Khan’s career as an ambulance-chasing “discrimination” lawyer makes him perfectly suited to shadow justice and a good target for a Police investigation regarding his already dodgy expenses claims and anyone who could give Ed Balls a job that didn’t involve a mop, a bucket and a shithouse has to have his credibility questioned.

        • 133
          tn02 says:

          Another point to bear in mind is that Ed Miliband could, should he ever wish, become an Israeli citizen (and even Israeli politician?) through the Right of Return. It doesn’t matter that he probably wouldn’t ever do that, what matters is that 98.5% of the UK population couldn’t (especially not the Muslim ones), which is unfair surely?

  14. 20
    Oh Jack, Jack, Jack ....you'll never live it down chum says:

    There was an old man named Jack
    Who dreaded Harriet in the sack
    He twittered awhile
    Then back came his smile
    He had found Santiago, who’s black.

  15. 25
    Anonymous says:

    He’s a smarmy git that Bercow.

  16. 26
    Michael Jacksons Ghost says:

    It dont matter if you Black or White… Ow

    • 40
      Stevey Mchopalong says:

      ebony and buggery
      go together in perfect harmony
      side by side in my boudoir nightly
      oh lord
      oh blimey

  17. 27
    Vote UKIP and get Milliband says:

    Via Guy News Room Latest @YouGov: Lab 38%, Con 30%, LD 10%, Ukip 15% Implied Labour majority : 98 seats

    • 33
      The tit in no. 10 who spent his sole term in government alienating every real Conservative in the UK says:

      Vote for me, get Miliband.
      Buwahahaha !

  18. 28
    A BBC Special Correspondent says:

    I think there is some mistake here: Jack Dromey does not have any friends.

  19. 29
    Jack Dromey says:

    Tonight I’m watching Black to the Future, Buttman & Throbbin and Booty On My Beast.

  20. 31
    Universal Hiss says:

    Although not university educated I like to think I’m well read.

    When I have to reach for either the OED or Google to understand the meaning of a word that is not in common usage, either the author has failed or I.I recommend the former.

    In other words what? poujardistes?

  21. 35
    P l e b says:

    Neither Cameron nor Clegg have any interest in siding with the people of the UK against corporate and banking power. Under Miliband Labour is at least claiming it has an interest in doing so.

    To win on cost of living it is not enough to throw the odd half baked cookie to the electorate, the posh boys have to radically change their philosophy. That isn’t going to happen.

    Plus you have house price inflation and bubble, an NHS crisis, the continued UC fiasco, an inevitable Gove inspired education meltdown, more energy price rises, a lib dem debacle at the European elections all to look forward to.

    Given the severe lack of competence in this hopeless government I am sure they will be fine (not)

    • 52
      Nancy Sinatra says:

      Disputes were made for Joaquin,
      A gnat’s char swat veil do,
      Wah! Noddy stays, disputes a Ghana war-cry: ‘Toe for you!’

    • 54

      Quite, but the other possibility is a terrible thing to contemplate.

    • 56
      Universal Hiss says:

      & neither have the posh boys in the so called labour lot. In fact they are far,far worse.

      You don’t really believe the guff you typed there do you?

      Two cheeks of the same arse.

      Vote SNP or UKIP.

    • 57
      The White Queen says:

      Who cares what Miliband claims he believes in ?
      Who cares what Cameron or Clegg claim they stand for ?
      Experience should have taught each and every one of us that whatever they say is a pack of lies designed to deceive the voters. LibLabCon politicians might as well not bother to say anything at all any more.

      
      

      Did the UK catch this disease from the US, I wonder, or was it ever thus ? http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1991-01-20/

      • 69
        Universal Hiss says:

        Spot on.

        The drones still do it though. Sigh.

      • 74
        comp kid says:

        Labour handed over billions to bankers, no questions asked, when Miliband was
        Chief Sec to the Treasury.It had 13 years to sort out the banking sector,but conveniently ignored obvious problems whilst failing financial organisations were bankrolling the party.
        The economy is improving,no triple dip recession as forecast by Balls-up. A thriving housing market is to be welcomed.Stamp duty should be lowered and limitations put on foreign ownership.
        And Pleb-who do you mean by ‘posh boys’(no girls?)-those that went to private school or Oxbridge-Miliband,Harman,Balls,Cooper, Hunt, Chukka etc.

        • 142
          Aye aye, here's another fuckwit says:

          “when Miliband was Chief Sec to the Treasury”

          When was that exactly?

    • 72
      A polite cough at the back of the room says:

      “an inevitable Gove inspired education meltdown,”

      Thanks to Labour, our education is now ranked worst in the developed world.

      • 100
        Mr Quelch says:

        No supporter of Labour I , but I think you should lay the blame at the door of the Education “Professionals”. This has been heading our way since the mid-60′s.

        • 185
          Burgers are bad for you says:

          Yes- and the common purpose cvnts who infiltrated the system way back when.

    • 75
      A polite cough at the back of the room says:

      “Plus you have .. an NHS crisis”

      Labour tried to cover up the deaths of tens of thousands of patients in dysfunctional NHS hospitals. Andy Burnham was reported to be “furious” that the public found out about the cover up.

    • 76
      A polite cough at the back of the room says:

      “Plus you have house price inflation and bubble”

      I think there might have been one of those under Labour..

    • 79
      A polite cough at the back of the room says:

      “more energy price rises”

      Thanks to Energy Minister Miliband’s Green Taxes?

      And remember how council tax shot up under Labour?

      And who can forget HIPS?

    • 80
      A polite cough at the back of the room says:

      “Given the severe lack of competence in this hopeless government”

      Remember how Gordon Brown and Ed Balls sold half a million tonnes of gold at the bottom of the market?

      How they signed up to ruinous PFI deals?

      Or their immigration policy? Described only the other day by Jack Straw as “a catastrophic mistake”?

      • 82
        A polite cough at the back of the room says:

        Sorry – not “half a million tonnes of gold”.

        It was 395 million tonnes of gold.

    • 84
      FFS says:

      “Neither Cameron nor Clegg have any interest in siding with the people of the UK against corporate and banking power.”

      You just have to be a Labour activist. There isn’t an ordinary Labour voter in the country that puts “corporate and banking power” at the top of their list of concerns.

      In the short term Labour will buy votes yet again by either running up massive debts or taxing the middle-classes. But we are now in the end game of that ploy as the middle-classes have realise they are better off spending Thursday and Friday on the golf-course rather than work a full week and get taxed at 40% with no bennies.

  22. 41

    Let us be serious for a moment and consider the possibility that Blair did not engage in any hanky panky with Ms Deng.

    Leader of the Labour Party, three times prime minister, met at least two Popes, three USA presidents, some two hundred heads of state, created his Faith Foundation, met most of the world’s top businessmen; a man one would have thought was aware of the dangers of sending the wrong signals out.

    So given this immense experience, how did he find himself staying in Murdoch’s houses a number of times, without Rupert being there or even knowing about it (one may probably safely infer that from the events), at the same time as the media proprietor’s much younger wife?

    Surely a man of his vast experience should have known the misunderstandings that could so easily occur.

    So it was a mistake? Yet that mistake was made repeatedly. Still accepting the premise that it was all innocent, his naivety has had ruinous consequences for a marriage that had young children and for his own previously almost saintly reputation.

    Surely that is inexplicable? There is something more to this which we still don’t know.

    But it does confirm for me that he was not, nor ever was, the political colossus which he was billed as. He is a man who has made grave mistakes in power and in his personal life and it is hard to see how anyone around the world will take him seriously after this.

    • 44
      Podiceps says:

      Believing oneself invulnerable comes easily to the power-mad. The worst thing is that he may be right about this.

      • 78

        Did you ever see Being There by Peter Sellers?

        I think Chauncey Gardner would have left us in a more secure position than Tony Blair did.

        He is like a kid on a roundabout where the fairground man has told him it’s time to get off but who leaps back on the moment the roundabout starts again.

        Most people would not get away with it. There are still too many star-struck types who still think he is OK.

        • 92
          FFS says:

          Judging by Blair’s autobiography he was an empty-headed fool that simply regarded democracy as a kind of X-Factor for washed-up practitioners of the law.

          It becomes pretty clear he had no idea in his head other than those put there by those around him and seems to have perceived that nobody beyond those he met directly ever even existed.

          There are many people that think he is OK for the simple reason he was the chap that was in power when Gordon brought in tax credits. Tax credits gave ordinary people on moderate incomes a huge tax free sum of around £10,000 a year extra. If you were handed that kind of money on a plate, you’d be pretty grateful too.

          Sadly, however, the scheme was never funded through taxation and the money will all have to be paid back somehow, someway.

    • 46
      Slotgob says:

      He can shag whoever he likes as long as he keeps me supplied constantly with lovely lovely golden lucre.

    • 50
      100,000 + Dead Iraqis says:

      Tone is a War Criminal

    • 51
      A nincumpoop says:

      Really, how likely is that when he’s got Cherie at home waiting for him?

    • 58
      David Copperfield says:

      So which picture is genuine ? The one of Tone and Wendi or the one with Tone in front of all that billowing smoke ?
      I’m inclined to think it’s the former.

      • 60
        A.C.L. Blair plc says:

        Nothing beats the sexual thrill of starting a war. I got an erection like a howitzer, it lasted for months.

        • 65
          David Copperfield says:

          I don’t doubt that you did, that’s just what what I would expect of an evil bastard like you.
          So are you saying that the picture of you and Wendi has been photoshopped from that picture of you in the ME ?

    • 59
      Universal Hiss says:

      Simple.I’m a man with an enormous dick/wealth/power.

      Wealth being the driving force. I think you are over intellectualising.

      I mean who would pay any money at all to listen to Brown? He seems to make a few bob on the global lecture circuit. Why?

      Shakes head,puts finger on cheek in a obscene gesture & reaches for wine glass.

      • 68

        At moments like these it is easy to take some pleasure at the misfortunes of someone whom one has regarded from the start as a complete charlatan. Look around the web and the media who are reporting it and it comes across loud and clear.

        Rather than continue to join in the name calling, I felt it might be productive to turn the tables around and afford him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe that is over-intellectualising but it also has the merit of showing Blair up as gravely mistaken, even if you stack all the odds in his favour. That is surely a worthwhile thing to know.

        For myself, I do not see myself as over-abundantly provided for in any of the categories you have mentioned. It has not stopped me from performing reasonably well and affording me some fulfilment in the areas concerned.

        Cin-cin! :-)

        • 86
          Universal Hiss says:

          You didn’t tell me anything I didn’t know.I don’t want name calling in regards to Blair I want him to face justice,purgatory,death.

          I do think from all the stuff I’ve read that he is an evil man.I was even tempted to vote for the charlatan but something inside me resisted.

          Don’t worry about your size.Men who are 5’8″ can be satisfactory bread winners.

          Slainte.

          • Madam,

            Thank you.

            You have underestimated me. Seriously.

            The only thing I am worried about is that you may have been sockpuppetted by a plump bloke in NW London.

            Having got to the sad age where I have to take my pleasures when and where I can, I still have some standards to uphold.

          • Universal Hiss says:

            No it really is me.

            I’m sorry.Perhaps my banter didn’t really come across (your throbbing member)well.

            I’ll have to suck it up I guess.

            It’s really weird that gerlies can’t be crass & vulgar like you menbers without the sockpuppet shout.

            Ha!

        • 147
          God spare us from the semi-educated says:

          But to over-intellectualise don’t you need an intellect?

    • 67
      bergen says:

      Leo Abse thought he was some sort of narcissist . Certainly it would fit in with his not considering how his conduct would appear to everyone else. He could say to the public that he was “a straight type of guy” whilst telling the most enormous whoppers and everyone knew it.

      • 131

        * Private Member
        * Fellatio
        * The bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoe: a psychoanalytic survey of the man and his work

        All works by Leo Abse, a Welsh Lawyer. Can one speak any lower of anyone?

  23. 42
    Emma Dale says:

    The Tories are playing at passing themselves off as the’ nice party’ in order to win the election – after which they will of course immediately revert to being the same old nasty party, with more austerity, more benefits witchunts, more contraction of the NHS and more and more light touch regulation of business and The City. They will be pressing the message ‘Don’t hand the keys back to the driver that crashed the car.’ Labour should be pressing back with the message ‘Don’t be conned into handing the car keys to a thief, because once that person is back in the driving seat, you’ll never see your car again’.

    • 122
      Universal Hiss says:

      There is no car.

      Labour took away the engine & tyres.

      The Conservatives paid to take it to the scrappies.

      LibDems didn’t know what happened & couldn’t care less.

      UKIP are sniggering about above.

      • 127
        Universal Hiss says:

        Yoy.I dis somet the sni88ering word yow’ll.

        Quite funny that about the only website in the UK about political matters that you can have your say,except you can’t because of the paranonia modbot.

        D*r8i8v8e. Yeah.

        • 138
          Hоіѕt wіth hіѕ оwn rеtаrd says:

          Τhе rеаllу ѕіllу thіng аbоut thе mоdbоt іѕ thаt еνеrу tіmе уоu саrеlеѕѕlу wrіtе ‘drіνе’, ‘dгunk’ оr ‘bаnkruрt’ аnd gеt mоddеd, іt rеmіndѕ уоu thаt Guіdо wаѕ соnνісtеd оf dгunkеn drіνіng аnd hаѕ gоnе bаnkruрt, whісh іѕ еxасtlу whаt hе wаѕ trуіng tо соnсеаl.

        • 187
          Burgers are bad for you says:

          So what exactly is his beef with negroid persons?

  24. 43
    Chocolate coated garlic is the new Stilton says:

    ‘Under Miliband Labour is at least claiming it has an interest in doing so.’ And you *B*E*L*I*E*V*E* him? Gawd.

  25. 61
    Windi spooned says:

    Mi Tonee like big horse. Hmmm.

  26. 66
    nellnewman says:

    £1 a week off my energy bill and on my tax bill. Haven’t been so excited about a new Government policy since the cones hotline.

    • 70
      The Labour Party says:

      What about our “Ethical Foreign Policy”, which killed half a million people?

      Wasn’t that exciting?

      • 77
        don't forget says:

        The number of energy companies halved during the Labour years,
        reducing competition.

        • 87
          Ed Miliband's Socialist Utopia says:

          State monopoly: good.

          Competition: bad.

        • 154
          Bert from down the boozer says:

          I have often wondered why so few people seem curious at how wealthy Peter Mandleson became after forging such strong friendships with foreign energy moguls.

      • 188
        Burgers are bad for you says:

        That ethical policy also cost/caused Robin to be bobbing along on his backside down a very steep mountain.

  27. 71
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Re: the last sentence of the SKETCH

    Weren’t they about to be outed for selling it on ‘big time’ when they and their co-keconspirators decided to murder Daniel Morgan?

    South Wales Police [And several other farces] have – a fuck of a lot to answer for and the neutered spinless git Kier Starmer wasn’t about to open that can of worms before taking his pension and running. Gutless bastard.

  28. 73
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Does being a traffic cop – have another meaning?

  29. 83
    Leslie Philips says:

    Deng dong!

  30. 89
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    How would I accept a delivery from a drone?

  31. 96
    Anon. says:

    More money down the rabit hole.

    UK to buy 50 mln stg of UN carbon credits to help poor countries

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/idUKL5N0J72NL20131122

    • 102
      Jack Ketch says:

      Can we eat these? Will they keep our old folk warm? Can we live in them? Can we leave them to our children?

      • 105
        Carbon (money) capture says:

        No. But you can watch those with vested interests in said project rubbing their hands with glee.

    • 132
      Big Green Brother says:

      Corrupt UK politicians to borrow yet more money to piss against the wall despite the public being overwhealmingly against it.

  32. 103
    broderick crawford says:

    is ed bollox a billionaire yet ?

  33. 112
    Whiffler says:

    Has he added Olympic divers in his favourites yet?

  34. 113
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    So if Miliband gets into power he will freeze energy prices. What he doesn’t tell us is the following.
    a) He will need a working majority. Why would he get support from other parties/MPs.
    b) How much we will save in total and over what time period.
    c) What effect this will have on investment in new power plants. If private investment is affected how much will your tax have to rise.

    Miliband is a con artist who will save you what? No figures!

    • 116
      clark kent says:

      Dave has already spotted that this is a “con” from Milliband but he is bending over backwards to pamper old Nose Job.

      • 191
        Burgers are bad for you says:

        Now now… Mr Squeaker does not like the word ‘con’. I wonder if he knows it means ‘cvnt’ in French?… which may explain why he does not like people using it to refer to the long haired, white spotted Milipede.

    • 119
      Bringing back the steam age, one platitude at a time says:

      When the last of our manufacturing industries pack up and leave, energy consumption will drop far enough so no new power plants will be needed.

      • 121
        Here is the local news says:

        Ah, but and interviewer on bBBC Radio Merseyside said to someone when a similar question was being broadcast , that we would still need all the new power plants etc as we need the power to enable us to charge our mobile phones, ipods , games machines and all the other electronic detritus of modern life, I believed him as it was being broadcast on the bBBC.

        • 124
          Big Green Brother says:

          Thank goodness someone will be charging up their mobiles. How else will we be able to keep track on the public without any police on the streets?

      • 129
        Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

        You’re forgetting all the electricity needed by the 3 million Romas heading our way from next year.

        • 192
          Burgers are bad for you says:

          They will be using the power generated by the next windmill along the line to power their chainsaws as they chop down the first one etc…

    • 126
      Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

      The only problem Labour have to worry about from May 8th 2015 onwards is how to fit all their MPs on the government benches, especially if they make the following 3 policies the centrepiece of their manifesto:

      1. Invoke article 50 and restore full sovereignty (border controls,fishing grounds etc) as it was before 1972.

      2. Abolish all taxes on petrol,electricity and gas.

      3. Halt all unskilled immigration until we have a shortage of unskilled labour.

      • 134
        i don't n eed no doctor says:

        That would be a complete reversal of previous labour policies.

      • 144
        Liebour enemies of the people says:

        Pigs seen flying over the House of Corruption, Brown had a judge change Liebours referendum pledge to dreams and then slithered into Europe the following day to sign us up to more corruption and lies, seeing Liebour brought in the green taxes you don’t expect them to abolish a nice number, immigration they opened the doors to it to allow the wages to fall on employmees in this country, anybody who vote Liebour in 2015 I hope they have millions to pay the rest of the peoples taxes as getting blood from a stone is not going to work.

  35. 114
    The Boy Plunger says:

    Nationalised Banks are the absolute pits.

    Cameron should get up off his arse get back on that plane and sort this matter out because it is pretty evident that Osborne and the Canadian are keeping their heads well and truly down .

    If you have any savings to deposit in this Bank they treat you like a dog’s dropping . If you use them for day to day banking it is the same but still the bonuses roll.

    • 125
      Life is a cabaret says:

      You are Angela Eagle and I claim my £5.

      Now fuck off c’unt.

      BTW – we know where you live.

    • 193
      Burgers are bad for you says:

      That’s roughly what a (Grudnian?) layberbod said on the press review today.Folk are withdrawing their savings to splurge because there is simply no benefit to them in saving anything. She had a point.

  36. 117
    Universal Hiss says:

    FFS.

    That is all.

    Except I’m weaving my own little bit of comfort here & now in Scotchland.

  37. 123
  38. 130
    Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The Roma are coming Dave, tick tock!

  39. 136
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Never forget – Rupe was Blairs biggest worldwide cheerleading warmongerer. It wos them wot done it – for their and their friends’ personal financial profit – bastards.

  40. 140
    Blowing Whistles says:

    If wendi done Rupe ‘n Tony; who did Bekka do besides th ecoolson – the minx’s in the mix and did wendi do either of the sons and some other executives who remain silent?

    Silence begets guilt – only silence could also be b’cos others hold [entrapment & blackmail - remember those two words have been frequently used by BW] the facts [the real dirt] of matters over them. Ho fucking hum.

    • 194
      Curiouser and curiouser says:

      As written earlier: This affair>blackmail>support for Bush’s illegal war.

      • 201
        (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

        At a guess the lot of them are doing each other in a merry go round of drug and champagne fuelled debauchery, jammy rich bastar*s!!!

  41. 141
    Blowing Whistles says:

    You got a hard copy of the MOS – Rupe / Blair / Wendi / Chilcot – keep it because it will be referred to in due course. [Public Controversy]

    And btw:

    Is ‘Political Correctness’ a herd mentality mental disorder?

  42. 143
    Britain's Obama and Councillor Peck says:

  43. 151
    UKIP or bust says:

    Conflicting reports on Sky, AlJazera and RT this evening concerning dave and his business trip to China. Sky says he’s doing it for Britain, AlJazera says, categorically, he’s doing it for the EU, RT saying he’s doing it for the EU with a clip of a member of the EU parliament saying he’s working outside his remit as the EU will never allow him to do what he says he’s gonna do!!

    What’s a poor ghillie s’posed to make of it all?

    • 152
      Universal Hiss says:

      I have thought about this for 5 seconds & I don’t care.At all.

      Your last point.Shoot a stag & eat it.

  44. 153
    Roy plomley says:

    Nigella’s Desert Island Discs
    1/ Eight miles high
    2/ White rabbit
    3/ Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    4/ Brown sugar
    5/ Smoke gets in you eyes
    6/ High hopes
    7/ White horses
    8/ Heigh-ho
    Favourite TV programme: Smack the pony
    Favourite film: High society

  45. 159
    Helipad Glasgow says:

    That Jockcopter looks in remarkably good nick. I wonder if the pub roof acted ?

  46. 163
    What will Dave come out as? says:
  47. 169
    Universal Hiss says:

    Just before I go to bed I’ll leave you with this breath taking research of less than 1,000 people that proves fuck all…….

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/02/men-women-brains-wired-differently

  48. 173
    He's right. They have been moaning all day says:
    • 179
      Anonymous says:

      Because thats what Labour do. When people have to fix their mistakes they carp frim the sidelines. Trouble is people always listen to the twats which is why in 2020 we will have to start all over again with the repairs. Thats if they havent further gerrymandered the system such that they can never be voted out

      • 183
        K says:

        Labour went postal a long time ago.

        • 190
          Marj Proops says:

          So if someone has made a mistake in the past they forfeit the right to point out the mistakes you are about to make in the present.

          A bit like a marriage really.

          • J says:

            Labour never EVER learn from their mistakes. In fact, they refuse to learn from their mistakes and instead do anything they can think of to pass the buck.

            K, have you ever flashy-thinged this slag ?
            Maybe you should give her a chance to remember this time round.

      • 199
        HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

        Labour do not make ‘ mistakes ‘ each act is a calculated piece of deliberate malfeasance from the destruction of personal pensions, to mass immigration, each motivated by wicked socialist spite, never forget this.

  49. 197
    Hey Dave says:

    
    

    Actually, I don’t think I do want to leave it up to you –
    ‘cos you’re such a complete and utter twat, Dave.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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