January 13th, 2014

Rich’s Monday Morning View


165 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Another deserving recipient of the wrecking ball:

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/cheaper-to-tear-down-scottish-parliament-by-2020-1-3265721

    Referendum still on the agenda?

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    • 11
      Mr Potato Head says:

      Labour will fight for you.

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    • 14
      Barber Shop says:

      Is it Cameron and Osborne?

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    • 30
      Sir William Wayde says:

      The Scottish Parliament building is lovely on the inside – much nicer than the gloomy, oppressive Palace of Westminster – but an ugly botch on the outside.

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      • 34
        The Scotch says:

        clearly you have never been ther.

        locals and scots alike refer to it as
        ”made of scraps”

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        • 78
          Chasing the Deer says:

          I disagree having been there although obviously right at the top of “The Royal Mile” and opposite cafe’s etc as the road widens out as you approach Holyrood Palace and opposite the parkland it is on one side quite open. However I agree that the inside takes some getting used to as does the outside BUT then again the Scots are always moaning about something or other. If they go Independent in a few months they’ll be moaning that services are having to be cut back as the English subsidies are withdrawn and things were better in the Union.

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        • 81
          FFS says:

          Unbelievable. Bascially falling down after 5 years. But nobody goes back to the original builders and architects and asks for their money back?

          And they think they might be better off after independence? Jesus, what is wrong with these people.

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          • Hugh Janus says:

            Yes, as you say – unbelievable. That was four hundred and fourteen million pounds well spent then. Still, as always it’s only taxpayers’ money. These staggering sums of money should be the responsibility of the architects and builders, but I expect they will walk away scot-free as usual.

            And when smug old moon-face fails in his attempt to become independant, we will continue to be faced with increasingly ludicrous maintenance costs before they call in the bulldozers and waste another half-billion replacing it. What’s the betting that they go back to the original mob who built it for more of the same?

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          • Tax Payer says:

            Why should they care?

            It’s not their money that was pissed up the wall.

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    • 49
      Monsieur Saucisson says:

      Is it that French bloke?

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    • 107
      Psyche the Dog says:

      It seems to me the Cons, seem to as factionalised as Libore if the comments on the past few weeks on here are anything to go by to an outsider. Liebore has always been factionalised, the democrats and what Fawkes calls the loony left, the Tories also are factionalised but and always have been, until 55 years ago they usually managed to keep it all under the bed clothes only occassionally surfacing in a scandle or a Mac the Knife type “assasination” of a rival. For heaven’s sake Fawkes, they politicians they go into politics to try and obtain power and all that brings, money, wealth, very lucrative jobs when they leave politics I leave you to fill in the names. VERY FEW go into politics purely “for the public good ” without one eye on the public and one eye on what they can get out of it.

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    • 136
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      When is someone going to deal with that fat git Balls?
      He needs a sound seeing to in a dark alley somewhere

      Any takers?

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  2. 2
    Michael Gove says:

    I would like kids in schools to learn more about the great Marx, Lenin and most of all the mighty Stalin.

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    • 69
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Good idea. Understanding how Socialism murdered 150,000,000 people in the 20th Century should put our children off the Left for life.

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    • 119
      Psyche the Dog says:

      That’s OK Micky old chap, as long as the kids get both sides of the arguement the reasons and how they got into power and the nasty ways they got there, if they do not learn that they will learn very little. The English Civil War between the parliament and king’s forces killed many people, don’t forget the population of Englad, Wales and Ireland was very much smaller than today. It’s all about power for a small elite and their acolytes.

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      • 135
        Hugh Janus says:

        “That’s OK Micky old chap, as long as the kids get both sides of the arguement….”

        If only! In October last year a junior school in Kent decided to study fracking, and to assist them they called in 3 anti-frackers from Balcombe to talk to them – sorry, indoctrinate them. No pro-fracking views were sought or provided.

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        • 159
          Psyche the Dog says:

          I think they could try fracking within the M25, just to show there is no problem and the rest of the country will be happy to have it in their area.

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  3. 3
    EXECRABLE ED BALLS says:

    ?

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  4. 4
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Eric Pickles and Rowan Atkinson.

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      Flying PIGS says:

      Ed Balls and Wee Dougie had to be separated in an argument over an EU referendum.

      Apparently they couldn’t agree on whether the Fourth International’s obejectives would be best served inside of out!

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    • 19

      What?

      Have they set up together as dodgy cabinet makers?

      My, things have gone downhill since we left the place…

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      • 62
        Anonymous says:

        thought i check the Guardian to see if it had been reported silly really as i knew it wouldnt be reported and reading the comments in the Guardian is like going away on holiday to another planet.

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          FFS says:

          I think he meant the cartoon resembles those two more closely than the pair it purports to resemble. I think Rich needs to put those drawings on file under “Rowan Atkinson” and “Eric Pickles” in case he ever needs to represent them in caricature.

          I like reading the Guradian comments. Takes me right back to my days in the 6th form. Oh the fun we used to have slicing and dicing the political arguments advanced by our geology teacher.

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        • 147
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          I would suggest that reading the comments in the Guardian is more like entering the 7th level of hell.

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  5. 5
    I ate all of the pies MP says:

    Prescot’s lost some weight

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  6. 6
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Thith ith cauthed by the cotht of living cwithith.

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    • 16
      Mr Potato Head says:

      What is Cameron going to do about the obesity crisis caused by people having too much money to buy rubbish food? And most of it is thrown away before eating.

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      • 36
        A doctor says:

        Minimum pricing for a unit of alcohol?

        Oh, I forgot, the alcohol industry succesfully lobbied the Coalition govt. against that one.

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        • 50
          Ma­qbo­ul says:

          Good.

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          • Beer is food says:

            +1

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          • Psyche the Dog says:

            Apparently Max Wall was asked in a tv interview a few years before he died, how did he seem to remain so active into old age, what did he eat, he said eat, eat, I have 2pints of Guiness in the morning, 2pints for lunch, 2pints for tea and 2pints late in the evening. You have to admit he was was very fit in old age but he burnt the calories off as he was so active in his act.

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      • 37
        David Cameron, kneeling at the gloryhole of truth says:

        It is not caused by global warming.

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    • 83
      Do wnat double cheese and large fries with that ? says:

      Well if 99% are being fed from “Food Banks” as Labour keeps telling us I’m not surprised…tinned stuff is full of salt, sugar etc OR of course it might just the fast food and pizzas the so called poor are eating

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      • 138
        Psyche the Dog says:

        It starts in childhood, parents stuffing chocolate digestives and soft drinks ( 7 Up’s etc) down the throats of their kids, some barely toddlers, their minds have been programed to like sweet fatty foods. Go back to the time of rationing during and after WW2 where everything was rationed, sweets, biscuits etc were a luxury there were not alot of obese people about, their problem was genetic. It was well known if you knew the ins and outs of the black market and you were prepared or able to pay you could get food or anything else. Good article in Wikipedia if anyone one is interested http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationing_in_the_United_Kingdom

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    • 95
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      It’s the fault of too many food banks. Shut them as they are causing an obesity crisis.
      Labour obesity spokespersons are Abbott and Thornberry, a fine example to the UK’s obese.

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    • 102
      Vlad the Loudhailer says:

      Both are down simply to “opening ones mouth crisis”

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  7. 7
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Someone tell me what’s happening. I can’t with this.

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    • 140
      Psyche the Dog says:

      What’s the matter Dave, you don’t know what is happening, time for you to go incognito take a few goons if you like, if HMQ could go to the races and nobody knew who she was, you could go and walk the streets of London and see how things are, the good, the bad and the ugly, encourage the others in the cabinet to do the same.

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  8. 8
    Sile­nt Bob says:

    ­ ­

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  9. 9
    Flying PIGS says:

    BBC R4’s Today prog yet again pouring EU poison into the ears of the p’leb radio public with ex Italian PM Mario Monti (and ex Goldman Sachs) given a prime time slot to propagandise about the “benefits” of the EU.

    Monti made several false statements about what the consequences of being outside the EU would entail and was not once questioned about these by Justin Webb.

    It’s all getting very siniste,r especially after last Friday’s R4 Toady offering.

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  10. 12
    non taxable pikey says:

    Going to be interesting today to see how the BBC plays this one. The religion of peace using its girl children to carry suicide bombs. Never the boys though…..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25708023

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  11. 13
    Ed Balls says:

    Ouch!

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  12. 17
    Eh? says:

    No, sorry, not got a clue.

    This crap is getting as bad as when there were two of them.

    Can someone please explain it to me?

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    • 39
      Clarissa Explains it All says:

      The guy on the left is the actor who played the thuggish cop in Life on Mars, the bloke on the right is the singer Marc Almond.

      Obvious, really.

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    • 97

      There were never two of them, apparently.

      One of them used to draw the other one, who was drawing the cartoon. They changed places from time to time but no one ever noticed.

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      • 160
        Psyche the Dog says:

        Really they like seeing the monday cartoon, it just gets them in the mood to kick the hell out their underlings (metaphorically) so they have calmed down before they go in to grovel before their boss.

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  13. 18
    albacore says:

    Ne’er mind, eh – Tessa separated the bums
    And now, of course, they’re the very best of chums
    And if you believe that, then you’d believe owt –
    Like LibLabCons giving us an E U vote

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  14. 20
    Tony - Israel Firster - Blair says:

    I see that neocon Tony Blair is giving the eulogy for Ariel Sharon (The Butcher of Beirut) at the Knesset this morning. How apt he was chosen to do this (as a further service?) to the pariah state.

    As Middle East Peace Envoy you would have surely thought that this was they very type of public engagement that should be avoided, but never let good judgement get in the way of another pay cheque.

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  15. 21

    I really don’t want to live in a country where the taxman may legally drive faster than I am allowed to.

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  16. 22
    Anonymous says:

    This is all balls.It’s just that wee Dougie was playing football and the balls hit him in the eye.

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  17. 23

    I really don’t want to live in a country where the taxman may legally drіve faster than I am allowed to.

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  18. 24
    Ed Miliband says:

    OK, I give up, who is it meant to be?

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  19. 25
    Anonymous says:

    This would never have happened in the Brown-Balls-Mandelson days.

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  20. 26
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Who are they meant to be?

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    • 68

      Same people as last week, one imagines. Frankly I can’t tell any of them apart nowadays.

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    • 77

      Late edition

      The butler has reported that there is a Tweet recently published by a certain Mr Fawkes which states Rich’s Monday Morning View of Bruiser Balls versus wee Dougie Ends…

      This seems to be offering some clue as to the identity of these somewhat unsavoury types.

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  21. 27
    Not a Clue says:

    Ant and Dec?

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  22. 28
    Not the BBC says:

    This is not the sort of idle tittle-tattle that the mighty BBC gets involved in as we’re busy with stories about divisions within the Tories over Europe.

    We didn’t broadcast anything about the affair had by Prescott as it is a private matter.
    We did go on at length about every Tory scandal as this is in the public interest.

    Now give us your money.

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  23. 32
    David Cameron, kneeling at the gloryhole of truth says:

    It was not global warming.

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  24. 35
    Spartacus says:

    perhaps these features should be renamed the monday morning caption competition

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  25. 42
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Why not include Tessa Jowell walking past in a bikini holding a score card in the background ?

    That would be a much more accurate and satirical take on what happened ;-)

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    • 45
      How can I ever rid myself of the image? says:

      Now come on. The image of Tessa Jowell in a bikini will never leave me now.

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    • 71

      After all the good you have posted here, was it really necessary to squander your entire reputation, at a stroke, with such vile imagery?

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      • 82
        Casual Observer 5 says:

        Was thinking along Las Vegas lines.

        According to some reports she was refereeing this bout.

        Would have thought such a caricature would have been perfect for Rich’s talents.

        Mind bleach was used after posting that though… ;-)

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  26. 44
    Duckham says:

    Same old Labour, same old Ed Balls

    Poor old Ed Miliband is too weak to do a think about it.

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  27. 47
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    If people can gain from voting Labour, why not go ahead and vote Labour ?

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  28. 53
    Who the Heck says:

    This is another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.

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  29. 57
    Tooting says:

    Did anyone hear Sadiq Khan on R4’s any questions over the weekend? What a rude man, very arrogant even compared to other MPs.

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    • 155
      Jack Ketch says:

      He is one angry little fracker. He is a worshipper of the Desert God (the one that requires the faithful to squat down to pee) and thus the source of his anger can be diagnosed.
      1/. Flat bread with no yeast indicates a low zinc diet–zinc deficiency indicates irritability and aggression.
      2/. Lack of contact with girls before and during puberty—this causes severe confusion over male-female roles. The lip-service to heterosexuality causes severe guilt to those who are latent homosexuals (you can spot the ones who pay extra attention to their haircuts and suits) this manifests itself as resentment towards all other men and most women too.
      3/. No Alcohol. This means that when he wakes up in the morning he realises that that is the best that he will feel all day.

      He is also short and not very bright–always a disadvantage–look at most French Presidents since de Gaulle.

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  30. 58
    FRACK OFF DAVE says:

    Local councils can keep 100% of generated revenue from allowing shale gas fracking in their area
    You can almost hear the rustling of brown envelopes , as local councilors are handed yet another way of feathering their own nests

    I would like to see a bill passed stating that those who make money from this
    can and will be held accountable for any damage to the land , water , or people as a result of this , including all the yanks who are only hear because in a lot of states in their own country it’s banned

    remember Dave promoted this

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    • 63
      Ding ding, fairs please says:

      Diddums, did somebody break the peak oil myth?

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    • 66
      Beer is food says:

      So basically, the revenue will be used to increase councillors’ salaries and final salary pensions. No reduction in council tax nor improvement in services. When the shale gas runs out, council tax will have to go up to maintain the salaries and pensions.

      Great. Thanks, Dave.

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      • 89
        Fear is good says:

        Buy your fuel from Ecotricity. They use the profits to research green technology, putting up wind turbines and solar panels. They are researching wave technology at the moment.
        The number of customers is going up by nearly a thousand a week at the moment.

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        • 125
          Scruffy, smelly hippies should be shot says:

          Unicorn farts and pixie wishes contain masses of untapped energy, according to their R and D dept.

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    • 76
      Deefer Dog says:

      Living in an area where several licences have been granted and a council desperate to plug a multi-million budget shortfall this doesn’t bode well for any community protests. Frightening prospect for many of us, I doubt that Cameron’s constituents will experience the same anxiety.

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      • 79
        P l e b says:

        Cameron’s ‘constituents’ live in the Cayman isles.

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        • 91
          Multimillionaire taxdodger Margaret Hodge says:

          Next door to my £18 million.

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        • 100
          Kay Mann says:

          Sounds like this is one of them : http://bit.ly/JUbb9R

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        • 105
          FRACK OFF DAVE says:

          I’m not opposed to mineral extraction or even windmills, some og which i can see from here
          A few years our local council was trying to get us to agree to an open cast coal mine just across the field from me
          we were told it would be fantastic for “the community” as when it was finnised it would be turned into a leasure park with a lake and a marina etc
          The locals fucked tjhem off , because if you look around the country at abandoned mining sites they first are used as landfill and then they put in a contaminated drainage lake and a few gravel paths

          There was also an old landfill site just a couple of miles down the road which had reached it’s permitted levels The council allowed it to be reopened and raised by about 150 feet , on the promise that when it was finished it would be cleaned up , the land reclaimed and a new school and housing built on it

          The land was left exactly as it was a tip and is now so contaminated that it’s not safe to walk on it
          when challenged the council said they had not got the money to decontaminate it or tidy it up

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          • Love Canal says:

            Building on that type of contaminated land is not smart.

            Look to North America for many examples, and perhaps at the cancer rates in people who live in properties built on brown field sites in the UK.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Canal

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          • CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

            The best solution is to continue exporting it to the third world,there are plenty of corrupt African despots who welcome landfill dumps in their countries at the right price. Problem solved!

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      • 93
        Me Fane says:

        Basically Shale Gas rocks are the New coal fields so for most areas there will be nothing new.

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    • 87
      Corruption is ast a Council close to you. says:

      There is a major problem with this. The corruption at Westminster is nothing compared to the corruption at local level.

      So much so that IMHO every council should have a regulating department with the powers to open all files and interview anyone the choose and at a more mundane level oversee all expenses and travel arrangements.

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      • 94
        ukip.i.am.not says:

        It’s really quite something to behold. To be ruled over by people who have absolutely no guiding principle other than wealth creation. There is not one other factor that trumps it. They would sell absolutely anything, there is not one thing sacred, not land, not law, not institutions, nothing, everything has a price and they will flog it at the first opportunity. Last time it was your letterbox and now it’s the ground beneath you.

        To listen to these ideologue fuckwits talk about this stuff like their horribly conceived opinion represents some kind of universal truth on the matter is just vile.

        I really didn’t think I could loathe these pricks anymore than I do, but to be fair to them, they keep coming up with new and inventive ways to wring every last bit of hatred out, you’ve got to at least give them some credit for being so creative with it

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        • 117
          FRACK OFF DAVE says:

          “Basically Shale Gas rocks are the New coal fields so for most areas there will be nothing new.”
          This is true but coal extraction caused minimal damage to people
          this Fracking requires pumping hundreds of thousands of tons of hydrochloric acid mixed with (anti freeze) and god knows what else , some of the gas is released up the well but the bulk will find its own way to the surface
          you only have to look at clips on youtube of people ignighting their tap water etc to see how dangerous this can be , especially for houses with a void under the floors

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          • CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

            if it upsets the ecolunatics it will be worth it

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          • FRACK OFF DAVE says:

            Well done to the protesters at Barton Moss Salford this morning , as they have as yet prevented about 50 lorries getting on to the site

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          • Bernie Hogan-Howe, Police Clown says:

            Don’t worry. We’ll be up their later to tickle them with our rubber truncheons and see them off home laughing.

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          • CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

            If the ecolunatics want to live in poverty , let them be the first to volunteer to having their power cut off and live on muesli in freezing huts.

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        • 129
          More ideas for the pot says:

          At this point, all you can do is to arsonise the town hall – preferably at a time when the full council is meeting.

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    • 137
      CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

      The shale gas will not run out, there is plenty of it, but local authorities , the main source of corruption in this country, must be kept as far away from it as possible .

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  31. 59
    New year , same shite drawings says:

    Is it Little and Large ?

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  32. 67
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

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    • 80
      retardEd Miliband says:

      Cotht of living cwithith.

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    • 162
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Already over budget, and probably not implemented in full for at least 2/3years at the earliest. Keep repeating your mantra IDS, if only to convince your self and Fawkes.

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  33. 70
    The Libor party says:

    SHORT OF A MILLION NEW HOMES ?? WHERE DID ALL THOSE PEOPLE COME FROM

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    • 75
      There isn't really a shortage says:

      It is a figure invented by the builders. They want 18 year olds to set up home on their own all students to buy and then let while they climb the ladder, all divorced couples to own 3 homes and gran to be evicted from her annexe.

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    • 144
      5 million immigrants not counting the Roma criminal hordes says:

      Only 1 million short?

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    • 164
      JH2303409329-3423 says:

      If there is a shortage of houses, ho0w come Estate agents windows are always full and transaction levels are still very low?

      Houses are too fucking expensive, pure and simple. I bought my first place young (26) in 1998 which was a stretch at the time, but it was only £60K for Christ’s sake. You’d be lucky to get a flat in Benniesville-on-Feral for that now.

      The young these days have the choice to either buy a home or have a life, hard to afford to do both. Of course the rump of Labour voters prefer to just shit kids out regardless and expect the taxpayer to pay.

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  34. 72
    Hyper Inflatoon says:

    Geedo toons are suffering from severe inflation, they’ve gone up from £9.99 to “£29.99

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_nkw=guido&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_armrs=1&_ssn=richiejohnston

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  35. 88
    Anonymous says:

    More we want more Ken Clarke says more immigrants enriches the UK

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    • 108
      FFS says:

      Enrichment eh? Can we have just one family from every nation rather than 7.5million from Pak!stan?

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      • 116
        Government Policy says:

        Enrichment eh? We can house just one family from every nation except one from England.

        - The reality of Labour’s social engineering.

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    • 109
      Lord Pantsdown of Cheating-sub-Normal says:

      The general public are obviously morons – only 8% of them would vote LibDem. In the interests of democracy, therefore, the public must not be allowed to vote.

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  37. 104
    General Pinochet says:

    We’re not short of new houses……….we’re short of stackable containers……….

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  38. 106
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Has Balls ever told the truth. He speaks, he lies.

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  39. 110
    British Opinion says:

    Ed Balls=Yob
    Prescott=Yob
    Ed Milliband= Weird
    Harriet Harman=Obsessed
    Gordon Brown=Bonkers
    Tony Blair=Untrustworhy and Greedy

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  40. 111
    FFS says:

    Rich’s Monday morning cartoons are rapidly approaching legendary status. Rather like Jade Goody.

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  41. 112
    ukip.i.am.not says:

    Live update: Criminal put in the ground. Still dead.

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  42. 123
    Ed Balls has less twitter followers than Owen Jones says:

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  43. 150
    bill says:

    they have all spent;
    1 our money

    2 our childrens money

    there is no money left for nutty spend thrift politicians of the left, right or centre.

    there have been no cuts to government spending in the last 4 years.

    the madness has to stop.

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