January 14th, 2014

No Holidays in Socialist Venezuela

Guido’s unrivalled world news coverage brings you the news that Venezuelans have been blocked from buying flights out of the country. Spanish airline Air Europa has suspended the sale of tickets in bolivars because the country has stopped exchanging them from US dollars. Meaning holiday-makers seeking respite from their woes back home have been left stranded. In total Venezuela owes international airline companies some $2.6 billion for cash that has not been exchanged. Not forgetting Venezuelan President Maduro is the man Labour MPs told us would show “a better way is possible”. A warning that voting Ed will ruin your holiday…


  1. 1
    Anon. says:

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    Guy News Room staff canteen says:

    Start your day just right – Enjoy breakfast for £2 when you buy any hot drink before 12.00 hrs until 19th January

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    Rickytshirt says:

    Lol @ Socialism

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    More serious point here is that Venezuela had set up Euro clearing facilities.

    How this move will affect that could be very negative indeed for the Euro.

    One way of looking at this is Venezuelan’s being repressed. More accurately the government there clearly does not trust the Euro anymore.

    Tick tock.

    In other news – why so manyjobs being advertised in French in London ? Looking over some agency sites is showing a lot of finance jobs advertised in French only and not English for positions in London.

    Vote UKIP

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    This guy is spot on about Duggan says:

    Sorry to post this again but this deserves to be seen widely. He lays into all the bullshit lionising Duggan.

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    Neopeitha says:

    Regrettably the country does appear to be heading downhill at an increasing rate. Shortages of basic goods like flour and rice because the militarily-enforced artificial price controls are causing a huge black market trade with neighbouring countries. Let the market do its job, Maduro.

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    Tuscan Tony says:

    Poor country, scraping a modest living as the world’s 9th largest oil producer.


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    Round up Miliband, Balls, McCluskey and all the other turds and get them out there on a conference or something. No time to lose!

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    Round up Miliband, Balls, McCluskey and all the other tυrds and get them out there on a conference or something. No time to lose!

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    The Euro clearing essentially kills the argument about USD clearing that is mentioned above. USD should have no bearing in Euro transactions with Venezuela.

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    Too fast? says:

    What shite was that on Newsnight last night with Emily making a point by playing with Lego people. ffs.

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    Hairy is writing about obesity in the Speccie.

    Is that taking the biscuit?

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    Witty Moniker says:

    Who the f*ck would want to go to Venezuela anyway? Serves ‘em right being stuck there.

  14. 14
    Spectator says:

    Let them eat cake

  15. 15
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

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    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    Milibland and his energy price freeze policy take note.

  17. 17
    carlo gambino says:

    Stop shilling your mates (or yourself probably)

    I can make my own mind up about Thuggan without the help of some tedious ranter shooting (ho) his gob off.

    Now run along.

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    P l e b says:

    Bet it’s warmer than here…

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    Cymro oddi ar y llinell says:

    How many simons are there to the bolivar?

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    I hate socialists. says:

    This will be Britain every where if the idiot Red Ed Miliband ever gets into power.

  21. 21
    Cymro oddi ar y llinell says:

    If we believe you we’ll get Mugabe next.

  22. 22
    Ed Miliband says:

    There will ba a cost of cocaine crisis.

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    It takes some application to get from there to 31st on the GDP tables. These thinks don’t just happen by themselves, it takes real effort.

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    This guy is spot on about Duggan says:

    Suck my fat one.

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    Guffaws says:

    I look forward to reading a piece by Shameless Milne or Mark Weisbrot in The Guardian about this new progressive policy designed to cut carbon emissions.

    Viva Chavez ! (oops)

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    I hate socialists. says:

    Venezuela is a prime example of a socialist country .

  27. 27
    Red Ken Lyingscum says:


    “If you are on Income Support, get a free bus & train pass”

  28. 28
    hahahahahahaha says:

    That Micheal White old geezer should get a propper job

    he writes shite

    he should be known as Micheal Shite

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    BOOOORING !!! says:


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    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Middle-clath confidenth cwithith.

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    HISTORY says:

    Looks like the socialists have run out of other people’s money again.

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    The NRA says:

    Guns guns guns! Guns for all!

    A retired police officer shot dead a fellow cinemagoer in Florida in an argument over texting, police say. Ex-officer Curtis Reeves, 71, opened fire after asking a man sitting directly in front of him to stop texting several times, a Pasco County Sheriff spokesman said. Chad Oulson, 43, died in hospital.

    The two men, accompanied by their wives, had been watching the previews for a matinee screening in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa, on Monday. The victim had explained that he was texting his three-year-old daughter, witness Charles Cummings told FOX 13 television. Mr Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Gweat Benefit Thtweet Bwitain.

    One Naythion.

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    Di Ann Fatbutt says:

    Nom nom nom

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    Susanne says:

    Even with oil dripping out of every orifice in the land the Venezuela socialists still stuff up the economy. When will the people learn – socialism always ends in tyranny & economic turmoil.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    There ith a texting cwithith in Amewican thinemath.

    I will weduthe texting in Amewican thinemath for 20 monthth.

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    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    The Bolivar is becoming worthless. Going the way of most African currencies where the de facto currency is the USD

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    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    Where’s that fucking gobby little shitstabber Owen Jones?

    He does sex wees whenever you mention chavs and/or the fucking Commie hellhole that is Venezuela.

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    A Michael says:

    It really p1sses me off that so many people can’t spell my name correctly.

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    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    There’s more to it than that. The victim started throwing popcorn after an argument ensued. That’s actually more than Mark Duggan did.

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    Mark Duggan & his choir of SWP fuckwits says:

    Me had bellyful of de white man’s o-pression.

    Me out of ammo, or I shoot your raasclat Babylon bad self.

    Also, me dead now.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Hith wife lookth like Katy Holmeth fwom the film “Batman Beginth”.

    I thuthpect the killing wath a cathe of mithtaken identity – the killerth are obviouthly either Ra’th Al Ghul, The Thcarecrow, or the Joker.

    Or pothibly all thwee.

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    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    Some of the best looking women on the planet. Now desperate for hard currency….

    Who would want to go there, indeed??!!

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    Oy! says:

    Err, throwing popcorn is sufficient grounds to shoot someone dead?

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    Handycock whipping it out says:

    Well said Ed. That programme ‘Benefits Street’ was a disgrace, by the way if the people don’t like the Romanians there, they can always come to Portsmouth, my boys will house them. Boaz.


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    Solid Support says:

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    Mitch says:

    First revealing his dating habits, now talking about weight. Does he not realise they are taking the p*ss out of him?

  50. 50
    Count Dracula says:

    Come and play
    Everything’s A-OK
    Friendly neighbors there
    That’s where we meet

    Can you tell me how to get
    How to get to Benefit Street?

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    Lee H Oswald III says:

    ‘Guido’s unrivalled world news coverage brings you the news that Venezuelans have been blocked from buying flights out of the country.’

    And, I know you won’t believe this, Americans aren’t allowed to go to Cuba.

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    aaah says:

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    The law of the jungle says:

    Depends whether it’s salted popcorn or sticky buttered popcorn.

  54. 54
    Mitch says:

    Duggan had a loaded pistol on him! The fact he got rid of it seconds before he was shot is really neither here nor there!

  55. 55
    Michael Moore says:

    Really? I made a film there.

  56. 56
    Birds of a feather says:

    Conor (IRA), Owen and Diane on a jaunt

  57. 57
    Mitch says:

    Maduro was elected in 2013 and now their airlines owe $2.6bn. How many flights have there been??

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    Fuck the EU says:

    They’ve also got the Euro…

  59. 59
    Diane Fatbott says:

    That’s everybody’s nightmare.

  60. 60
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Tirds of a feather flock together.

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    Who seriously gives a fuck about Venezuala exept as an example of how socialists can so quickly turn a potentially prosperous oil rich country into a third world pisshole in a few years.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Like Labour did in the UK during the 1997 through 2010 period, Chavez had spent the countries future income for the next 20 years during his reign.

    The crunch came shortly before Maduro took over.

    Now we get the bit where the socialists default, the military stage a coup, lots of people die, and the left well and truly get their noses rubbed in it.

    Unlike there, the UK may avoid most of the excesses, but the Pinochet approach to dealing with the left should be left on the table following their excesses in the UK.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    It was never prosperous.

    Like the boom under Labour it was an economic illusion of wealth created by socialists. Not actual wealth.

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    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    Or that he was waving a white flag and had finished his popcorn. Yes, irrelevant.

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    The fucker deserved it

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    ‘Elected’ is a very subjective term in that part of the world ;-)

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    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    Quite. Also, we don’t know that the shooter aimed to kill. He may have just tried to ‘wing’ the guy to stop him throwing the projectiles in blunderbuss fashion.

    For all those whiny Liberals – it is dark in cinemas you know and you can’t always be sure of one’s aim.

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    The NRA says:

    Typical hate filled heartless rightie.

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    Labour's Dodgy Dossier says:

    Heartless rightie?

    Tell that to the half a million men, women and children who died as a result of Labour’s illegal Iraq war.

    And the millions more who were maimed.

    And the thousands who died in NHS hospitals whilst Andy Burnham feverishly tried to cover it all up.

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    Jacobite half-seas over the water says:

    Honk if you love Jesus, text if you’d like to meet him.

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    Jacobite half-seas over the water says:

    Everybody eats.

  74. 74
    Elvis says:

    I dream of you hanging from a (specially reinforced) lamppost.

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    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Stupidly oblivious or obliviously stupid, I think we should be told?

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    Number 6 says:

    Simple Elmo vote Labour.

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    Anonymous says:

    this is the next common market partner

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    A Wally in a welly says:

    Maduro = mad euro then?

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    Grrr says:

    Why do you give a fuck where Americans can go?

    Yes they are, I was in Cuba and there were Yanks everywhere

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    Grrr says:

    Britain under Gordon Brown makes Venezuela look positively conservative.

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    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    “Vote” (and I use the term loosely) socialist and you get a shithole. That’s it folks but some people never learn.

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    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Mad bad and dangerous to know

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    Parry Bellum says:

    Duggan Family “supporters” are reported to be “outraged” that the officer who shot baby Mark has been returned to armed response duties. there should be no surprise here, a Glock 17 magazine holds 17 rounds and there are plenty of Duggan relatives left.

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    Portsmouth City Council is the most corrupt Council in the world says:

    Robert Mugabe and Goodluck Johnathan. We don’t know what all the fuss is about Handy. If you can’t, as an elected politician, sexually abuse a vulnerable young woman who comes to you for help, what is the point of going in to politics in the first place? This whole business is ridiculous. Boaz.

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    Grrr says:

    God bless him. Mobile users in cinemas are the curse of the 21st century.

    And, lets bring back the national anthem at the end of every film. Piss off the Lefties.

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