January 8th, 2014

Tories Deny PMQs Deal

A senior Tory pours cold water on the suggestion by Nick Robinson that today’s PMQs could have been the result of Ed and Dave agreeing to take PMQs down a notch or two after the rowdiness of the last year: “You brief people you want calmer, more dignified when you are losing.” That’s that then.

UPDATE: Ta da:


  1. 1
    The Public says:

    There is something they don’t want us to know

  2. 2
    hang on a min says:

    The Tories wiped the floor with Labour at the end of last year.
    Surely they wouldn’t be so stupid to agree to suspend hostilities….

  3. 3
    Mithter Thpeaker says:


  4. 4
    Chris (hog-tied and in a suitcase Bryant says:

    I wasn’t there, my boyfriend has taken the key.

  5. 5
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    They are just trying to emulate Nigel’s tone.

    Vote UKIP.

  6. 6
    lolwut says:

    That they’re all hated by the public and they’re trying desperately to do something about it?

  7. 7
    Buju Banton says:

    Labour were probably down by the Paul Goggins news and the Tories were wondering who he was.

  8. 8
    Iain Duncan-Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

  9. 9
    Joined Up Thinking says:

    But the public know that.

    There is something else – methinks a higher authority may have given them a bit of a telling off…

  10. 10
    Ed Balls says:


  11. 11
    BBC 24 Hr rolling bollocks says:

    Is that the truth according to Nick Robinson or the Truth truth?

  12. 12
    Molly The Dog says:

    I hear Diane is on This Week again FFS….

  13. 13
    Ed Moribund says:

    is the Prime Minster aware that the price of frozen peas has risen 7% since 2008? {unless you go to lidl}

    Its a cost of living crisis!

  14. 14
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

  15. 15
    Vince Cable say immigration is good for business says:

    Left wingers speaking up on behalf of the wants and needs of big business?
    Whatever next?

  16. 16
    Ed Moribund says:

    But Andrew Neil is often horrid to her. He is a horrible old Tory and should be replaced on This Week with that nice Victoria Derbyshire

  17. 17
    Molly The Dog says:

    Nick Robinsons immigration pie is just pie in the bloody sky :(

  18. 18
    Molly The Dog says:


  19. 19
    God says:

    i never said a word!

  20. 20
    The Romanian Ambasssador says:

    Our citizens are an asset. We are very pleased you have allowed them into your country, no questions asked.


  21. 21
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    As FFS (I think it was) stated yesterday, the only deal cooked up by the LibLabConners worth talking about is the one relating to immigration

    Their joint objective is to undermine UKIP with their new found (faux) concerns on immigration and the EU (re the electorate) at the forcoming Euro elections on 22nd May.

    Vote UKIP

  22. 22
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

    The Tories should use this at the next election:


  23. 23
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Just goes to prove it’s all just LibLabCon choreographed pantomime.

  24. 24
    This is a real politician says:

    At risk of getting trolled – the following is worth reading and absorbing:

    This is a statement and sorry episode which is in tune with UK values. However, Nigel has still not really gone into the EU aspect of this – perhaps morally and politically not a good argument to make against the EU when in a position of power.

    Contrast with the now somewhat restrained hooligans in the House, and this perhaps explains why they are not toning it down, but trying to get back to something which passes for adult debate.

  25. 25
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

    We need eugenics on the underclass.

  26. 26
    This is a real politician says:

    And the Penny is perhaps finally dropping that those who have been carefully managed out of voting and having political interest are beginning to stir:

    Folk should ensure they have their photo Id, as thanks to the uncontrolled immigration and blind eye that has been turned to electoral fraud over the years, photo Id may be needed in addition to a polling card in order to vote.

    What is going to be done about the postal votes though ?

  27. 27
    Prick Knobinson says:

    I’m getting rather good at Mea Culpa…dontcha think?

  28. 28
    BBC 24 Hr rolling bollocks says:

    Miliband has been instructed to become less animated in the chamber after Aardman production company issue a writ over copyright issues.

  29. 29
    Molly The Dog says:

    Please don’t disrespect master!


  30. 30
    Molly The Dog says:

    Paw Clap

  31. 31
    Nick Clegg says:

    I apparently have to move abroad as according to Boris I’m a Non Con Dom

  32. 32
    BBC Red Bottom {one nation} says:

    We have now had a good, long, fifty year look at immigration into the UK.
    And we can report there have been no problems with it whatsoever.

  33. 33
    Christ says:

    Are the 1500 Syrian Christians?

  34. 34
    The EU says:

    But I did.

  35. 35
    Paniagua V5 says:

    + Cheese

  36. 36
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    She probably needs a cut in free money, job, and realistic prospect of being able to settle and raise a family with a decent bloke, and less booze.

  37. 37
    The 125% Turnout in Walthamstow High Street Ward That No-one Questioned on Election Night says:

    Postal votes shuld be banned. Entirely. No exceptions.

  38. 38
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

    She needs a good decking and 50 years in solitary confinement.

  39. 39
    Diane Abbott says:

    Peeas?!! Noooo mon! Wha about me bucket o’ ryce and peea?!!!

  40. 40
    Mike Hancock's half hour says:

    Me! Turn up to a trial? Its a liberty!
    Sid…Can’t you help me Sid? Tell the judge I’m a Mason and slip him 5 bob?
    I’ll roll me trouser leg up and do the silly handshake.

  41. 41
    This is a real politician says:

    Most of those applying / wanting to come to the UK have a familial connection here.

    Many will likely be Christian, or have a significant connection with the UK.

    Recall that Mr. Bla!r did enlist a number to destabilize the country when he was ME Peace Envoy, and Hague was supplying phones etc. to some of the others on the ground.

    They will likely be anti-Assad, but most will not be rebel fighters (otherwise they would not be refugee’s), but were caught in the crossfire and could well have enemies on both sides back in Syr!a.

    Those let in should be watched carefully though as a number will likely be seeking entry to carry out Syr!an government work – think agents and government assassins, but in the main they will be regular folk who have family here.

    The UK has given sanctuary to Assad’s wife and some other high ranking Syr!an government officials who have deserted the regime there. The arguments against allowing those with legitimate claims seeking refuge here are very weak.

  42. 42
    Diane Abbott loses her temper says:

  43. 43
  44. 44
    dai laughing says:

    you take this juvenile pantomime seriously?

  45. 45
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    She probably never had a father figure in her life, which is partly why she is acting out, and also perhaps has nothing to lose.

    Cut the benefits, and give her a chance to survive without unwanted competition from migrants.

    Then if she still turns out bad, the criminal justice system might be able to salvage something.

  46. 46
    The left says:

    That would be , like, wacist! And denying people who can’t be arsed to go to the polling station their Uman rights and that, innit?

  47. 47
    UKIP or bust says:

    They both do, they are both on the side of capital and the state.

    Weather it’s green business, Euro business, cultural enrichment business, it’s all part of the state/capital.

    Power and control through state and wealth.

  48. 48
    the volunteer says:

    when I was in Munich at that time the students were quite interested in Enoch.
    I said somebody had compared Enoch’s speeches to Hitler’s and found similarities in delivery and they went very quiet. There is a shame that they have about the Nasti past but really I don’t think they have anything to be ashamed of, it was just an early attempt to unify Europe

  49. 49
    Ed Moribund says:

    You have been crushed by this heartless government of over pea pricing millionaires.

    Vote onenashionlabour to stop the cost of peas risings

  50. 50
    The Queen says:

    One prefers ‘From Russ!a with Love’ on the telly, rather than on one’s beach.

  51. 51
    Diane Abbott loses her temper says:

  52. 52
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

    Have you suddenly converted to Labour?! Kidding, of course, but I’ve got no time to have sympathy for scum like that. She’ll be from a family where successive generations haven’t worked. Institutionalised welfare dependency.

  53. 53
    T May says:

    Yankee go home

  54. 54
    Adam the Gardener says:

    Grow your own, you fuckwit. It isn’t rocket science.

  55. 55
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:


    More global warming.

    If the yanks weren’t such fat pussywhipped morons they would have lynched Al Gore and all the eco-loons by now :-)

  56. 56
    Mr Potato Head says:

    8% of the population is the size of Scotland. Hardly a small piece of pie.

  57. 57
    the volunteer says:

    It is a girl trying to make sense of her environment

  58. 58
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    No – haven’t converted to Labour.

    Re-read – first bit of advice: Cut the benefits.

    Am suggesting a libertarian approach to addressing what is representative of a fairly wide social problem which could perhaps repair things using solid moral arguments and less tax payers money.

  59. 59
    A Yankee says:

    I am at home!

  60. 60
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    Nick Robinson, “He knows you know”.
    What a self opinionate little d**k he is.

  61. 61
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Very much to your point about multi-generational benefit dependency also: Breaking the dependency cycle and restoring her individuality and freedom to make constructive rather than destructive decisions in life would very likely work.

    May not be a perfect person at the end in her case (and many others) but would certainly be better people to share the oxygen with.

  62. 62
    you couldn't make it up says:

    So Labour’s Keith Vaz welcomed in a Romanian immigrant with
    a 2011 conviction for beating up his girlfriend and threatening
    to drown her in a lake.

  63. 63
    This is the BBC says:

    Labour, wrong on the economy, wrong on immigration, wrong on education, wrong on licensing and gambling laws, wrong on almost anything of any importance.

  64. 64
    Keep scrapping Guido says:

    Balls, Brown, Campbell …. won’t like these suspended hostilities. They want hate. Helping out the electorate is not in their first motivation.

  65. 65
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

    Fair points.

  66. 66
    the volunteer says:

    we are here patiently waiting.
    Grasp the opportune time in history, come back to our bosom.
    to OUR heart.
    Join with us and affirm our common destiny.
    Negotiate a new UNITED Kingdom outside of the EU

  67. 67
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Nick Robinson is morphing into Hylda Baker :-)

  68. 68
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn says:

    Does anyone have her phone number?

  69. 69
    Oh well says:

    SNP must be working furiously on that to skew the referendum result.

  70. 70
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Nick cock up Robinson
    Norman 3rd rate village hall actor Smith

  71. 71
    M o P says:

    The people whom you describe should not have any human rights. They would probably be more at home with the animal rights brigade.

  72. 72
    No thanks says:

    No, we’ve enough scroungers to be taking on the untrustworthy silt from the Republic of Ireland

  73. 73
    M o P says:

    You could try changing your name to “Johnnie”.

  74. 74
    M o P says:

    That sort of behaviour is only permitted on the Croydon trams or the underground.

  75. 75
    M o P says:

    I thought little fat Napoleon had already tried that?

  76. 76
    M o P says:

    Maybe they will when they hear that their super-duper ice breaker has also got itself stick in the rapidly melting (tee hee) ice floes in the next week or two.

  77. 77
    the volunteer says:

    It is such a ridiculous thing that the Irish state is separated from the rest of the
    UK. I tink something must have happened in the past but I say look at Yorkshire possibly a similar area although not separated by sea and those yorkshire people probably feel the same way toward the mill owners and the landlords. but we are all grown ups now and we can invent if we wish.
    grasp the opportune time in history, come back to our bosom.
    stand together with your brothers, the Celts and the Picts. hold hands and affirm our common destiny. negotiate a new UNITED Kingdom outside of the EU

  78. 78
  79. 79
    the volunteer says:

    “Joyce’s Irish experiences constitute an essential element of his writings, and provide all of the settings for his fiction and much of its subject matter. His early volume of short stories, Dubliners, is a penetrating analysis of the stagnation and paralysis of Dublin society. The stories incorporate epiphanies, a word used particularly by Joyce, by which he meant a sudden consciousness of the “soul” of a thing.”

  80. 80
    M o P says:

    How much do the BBC actually pay these two effy nidiots to continually spout their garbage on air? With Sky also going rapidly down the tubes, we are going to need another radio/tv organisation to bring some semblance of sanity back for our viewing/listening pleasure.

    PS: Why do half the Sky presenters sound like the late John Cole. Mossis Thotcher might have known the answer to that. The other half sound like wayward Africans or misplaced antipodeans.

  81. 81
    M o P says:

    oops, silly me – try again.

    How much do the BBC actually pay these two effy nidiots to continually spout their garbage on air? With Sky also going rapidly down the tubes, we are going to need another radio/tv organisation to bring some semblance of sanity back for our viewing/listening pleasure.

    PS: Why do half the Sky presenters sound like the late, great John Co*e. Mossis Thotcher might have known the answer to that. The other half sound like wayward Africans or misplaced antipodeans.

  82. 82
    Nemesis says:

    PMQs was only subdued because of the death of Paul Goggins. It will be back to its usual kindergarten self next week.

  83. 83
    Hector's sister says:

    Screw the people as long as we keep a cap on all our little fiddles all is well in love and war.

    There will of course be some nice little jobs to hand out in Europe after 2015 and we will have a few more of those Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries floating about.

    And let us not forget too the relative inexperience if the average SPAD.

  84. 84
    Kevin in accounts says:

    Joyce of course met his wife on a night out in Dublin.

  85. 85
    Rolf Harris says:

    Yes we all know it was Hail Marys all round with Mr Joyce another Irishman who went blind before his time.

  86. 86
    Malcolm Muggeridge says:

    Christians are the most hypocritical of all the Devil dodgers.

  87. 87
    I hate socialists. says:

    They will soon be back to normal, Miliband always comes across as
    an immature schoolboy debater anyway .

  88. 88

    I can stand up for myself

  89. 89
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    Another dead jogger!

  90. 90
    Late again says:

    Is that Owen Jones girlfriend ?

  91. 91
    Jack Ketch says:

    Eighty-three people called Muhammed Aziz live next door, honest.

  92. 92
    Mike Hunt says:

    In his dreams, if his Mum lets him.

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