January 26th, 2014

WATCH: Nigel Farage Gives UKIP Weather Forecast

Well played.


409 Comments

  1. 1
    The British media are cunts says:

    All council estate chavs should be burned alive.

  2. 2
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    Very talented, wish him well for the EU elections.

  3. 3
    Ah! Believe says:

    UKIP Weather forecast
    United
    Kingdom
    It’s
    Pissing down

  4. 4
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    Steady on there, some of the better looking ladies have their uses!

  5. 5
    Gordon Brown in charity provided padded cell says:

    It’s a gale bloowin’ roond the hoos!
    A tsunami!

    Of debt!!

    Ahahaha ahh ahhhh ahhh ahh

  6. 6
    Village Idiot says:

    ….A breath of fresh air,sweeping away stale ,toxic air; well played……..

  7. 7
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Tomorrow Belongs,
    Tomorrow Belongs,
    Tomorrow Belongs, to me!

    – you still think you can control them, Dave?

  8. 8
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Crime figures in the UK are falling, but the statistics show a steep rise in ‘austerity crimes’ such as shoplifting, pickpocketing and fraud.

    Rejoice ! Rejoice !

    Vote Tory !

    Hear ! Hear !

  9. 9
    BBC red bottom says:

    We really do hope that nice Mr Miliband Harry’s up and becomes PM.
    He understands raising money from general taxation and spending it on big salaries, grand offices and pensions and ‘working’ holidays in South Africa or Glastonbury.

    It will be so much .. Better.. When the licence fee is £175 and £900 for anyone earning over the 50% tax threshold.
    That’s anyone not in television or politics, obviously.

  10. 10
    Village Idiot says:

    ……(should it be blowing)

  11. 11
    Dr Nookie says:

    Except..they don’t.
    Take your meds. That’s why they were prescribed.
    You can’t cure yourself if you leave them in the packet.

  12. 12
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    I really hate it when he outflanks me- But bloody well done
    i am off to have a beer and a smoke and if any lefties get’s in my way i will shoot them with my soon to be legal handgun :-)

  13. 13
    Sad but true says:

    I think Tories are in for a nasty surprise.
    But labour will win the Euros and that will cement PM Miliband into place so ending ANY referendum on Europe for another decade.

    And in 10 years the crisis will be over and the EU will be flourishing again so there won’t be any point in a vote.

  14. 14
    Well I say says:

    Can’t quite seem Cameron or Milliband pulling this off as well as Farage does.
    Cleggy? Well, he’d just say sorry but I’m putting the forecast off until it becomes public, and then I’ll deal with it.

  15. 15
    Chetniks says:

    As long as its only lefties that can be shot legally then the law change is welcome.

  16. 16
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    Excellent stuff.

    Just a pitty he couldn’t give Hancock and The Boys in Portsmouth a mention.

  17. 17
    Ed Davey: planet saver says:

    Burn baby burn,
    It’s global wArming!!

  18. 18
    Graham says:

    Liebour is the party for mental defectives and limited intelligence retards, together with benefits scroungers and unemployable shits, not forgetting the postal voting frauds of Birmingham, Leicester, Bradford, Derby, Stoke, Dewsbury and similar areas.
    .

  19. 19

    For those who just get the flash NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA it can be seen here instead.

    BBC. Another thing that has to go. Do I hear a bid of £25bn?

  20. 20
    Oh bloody hell says:

    Which of the millions of scripts on this page do I have to enable to watch the film?

  21. 21
    Jack Ketch says:

    Do you know of ANYONE, apart from the usual suspects–teachers, social workers, g@y pride activists, journalists, Lib/Lab/Con/SNP party workers and the criminally insane who DOESN’T intend to vote UKIP in the Euros? GE different matter–but one has to be a complete robot or total thicko not to rattle all of the existing parties

  22. 22
  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

  24. 24
    cep says:

    Most kind.

  25. 25
    Good and true says:

    “And in 10 years the crisis will be over and the EU will be flourishing again so there won’t be any point in a vote.”

    If the EU still exists in 10 years’ time (which is far from likely), it’ll be insisting on setting the budgets for all EU ‘states’. By which point, even Labour will be clamouring to get out of it.

  26. 26
    Mon T Pie-Thon, UKIP candidate for Never-On -Mywatch says:

    And here is the UKIP weather – a promising start, with suggestions of much better future weather in the UK, but becoming just another wet, over promised and under delivered end to the day.

    And finally……. an ex banker with a dodgy Educational trust he tried to keep secret, actually fooled quite a lot of gullible people into believing he was the new political messiah. But he was just a very naughty boy.

  27. 27
    Jack Ketch says:

    That is why people like Nigel. He has a sense of humour that is not forced–ever seen Miliband crack a joke? Ever seen Cameron tell one publically that wasn’t artifical and badly timed? Nick Clegg? No contest?
    Farage is a jolly good sport. The three stooges mentioned above are too damned pompous. Wouldn’t it be great in ten year’s time to see Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking questions from Leader of the Opposition Nigel Farage?

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  29. 29
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Yeth that ith twue, but added together they make 35 perthent, and victowy for ME!

    Cotht of living cwy-thith.

  30. 30
    John Bellingham says:

    You are from the Extremely Silly Party (Provisionals) and I claim my Robertson’s Gold Golly badge.

  31. 31
    One-term Dave (dragging the Tories to their grave) says:

    That’s nothing – I convinced some gullible people that I was a Tory and would make a good PM.

    Toodle pip.

  32. 32
    Persona non grata says:

    Can’t believe Aljabeeba allowed that. Is this the start of capital controls in UK.

    http://tinyurl.com/mgx7xwv

  33. 33
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Thanks for that.

  34. 34
    !!!! says:

    And somebody of Betty Boothroyd’s stature as Speaker.

  35. 35
    Tony Blair says:

    That’s nothing. I convinced almost everyone that I was a socialist and I was in power for 10 years before anyone found out I was just a lawyer and didn’t give a stuff about politics at all.

  36. 36
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF JOHN LARSEN.

  37. 37
    Thanks Cat says:

    See 1, 21, Cat has given a link

  38. 38
    I took £40,000 cos I was coy about being a homosexualist, but got away with it says:

    The LibDem Cllr bomber sorted.
    Now for the LibDem bummers.

  39. 39
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    Looking forward to the next LibDem coalition, Ed. A marriage made in Heaven !!

  40. 40
  41. 41
    Oh bloody hell says:

    Got it – saw it! Thanks.

  42. 42
    geordieboy says:

    Lawyer = Liar and you were very good at it.

  43. 43
    Rt Hon (!) David Laws MP says:

    OK, I stole £40,000, but I was sent home for 7 days on full pay. Is that not punishment enough?

  44. 44
    Mrs Duffy (bigoted woman) says:

    I lurked that Turny Blur.

  45. 45
    tigerowl says:

    At least he has a job prospect once the British people see through his barmy pressure group.

  46. 46
    White rabbit says:

    I’ve just gently (no intimidation-shouting/bellowing) asked that very question and 7 UKIPPERS was the answer. Family and friends, no bankrupts, lunatics or deviants. Cold and blustery outside, some alcohol.

  47. 47
    Salmons asking the question the wrong side of the border says:

    An exclusive poll for Sky News suggests almost half of people living outside Scotland “wouldn’t mind” waking up to discover the country was independent from the rest of the UK.

    You don’t say!

  48. 48
    A Voter says:

    I believe in democracy How barmy is that?

  49. 49
    Ukip Weather forecast says:

    Floods of Romanians.

  50. 50
    Ukip Economic forecast says:

    Collapse of the euro.

  51. 51
    Anon. says:

    #hollandedegage #Miliholla

  52. 52
    Mike Tinycock says:

    Give us a wank darling, Iv’e got a peg leg on, I’m not too big you know! Boaz.

  53. 53
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Dave old chap, you mean recorded crime is down, a bit different from unrecorded crime, fraud is not just caused by austerity, it is caused by greed of wanting something that belongs to someone else with out paying for it. Don’t demean yourself by cheerng yourself, it is becoming of the leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party

  54. 54
    Gordon Brown says:

    I taught Hollande everything he knows.

  55. 55

    They seem cold out there. They’re rubbing each other and he’s come in his shorts.

    Michael Buerk (as Philippa Forrester cuddles up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1’s eclipse coverage)

  56. 56
    Ed Millidodd says:

    I object. People pith themthelveth laughing whenever I announth a new polithy, or even when I thay Mithter Thpeaker.

  57. 57
    Psyche the Dog says:

    No it will apply to everyone like the USA

  58. 58
    altruism in industry says:

    outbreaks of treason

  59. 59
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    ED BALLS

  60. 60
    Observation says:

    Gun crime was lower before Tony Blair banned handguns.

  61. 61
    McMental says:

    …or so I heard as I am presently making speeches for hundreds of thousands of pounds the other side of the world on sunny balmy beaches, staying in top hotels and flying 1st class All for the office of Sarah and me of course.

  62. 62
    Where's my UKIP candidate? says:

    Sadly yes I do . They have the fear that by doing so Milliband will get in.

    By the way we have never had a UKIp standing round here anywhere not even for council. I can speak of at least half a dozen parliamentary seats in this area and god knows how many councils.

    That’s the problem no total coverage so all they are going to do is fuck themselves, fuck the right and let Milliband sneak in. You won’t be quite as popular if that happens in fact I suggest you hide all your rosettes and banners in the attic under local and key just in case

  63. 63
    Ban everything says:

    Yeah because the only people to carry hand guns are the baddies and they will do so whether there is a law or not.

  64. 64
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    40% tax rate would equal £55 billion?, but let’s not confuse revenue to the exchequer with populist Ed/Balls sound bites.

  65. 65
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  66. 66
    David Cameron's gut says:

    It’s global warming, not God’s punishment for gay marriage… grumble…

  67. 67
    Gordon McFuckwit Bust says:

    I saved the world you know. I did I saved the world and everyone knows I did. I convinced the whole world that I was the best chancellor ever ever ever. Well except for the veterans that booed me at Obama Beach commemorations and that bigoted old woman.

    Did I tell you I saved the world?

  68. 68
    Gor's Wonderful Railway says:

    They missed the bit afterwards when Brillo and his guests all agreed that painting today’s trains in original liveries was actually a very good idea

  69. 69
    Lard Everard says:

  70. 70
    Bemused says:

    It defnitely won’t be over in ten years time. By then a whole generation of young people will have been out of work for 15 years. Many will have turned to the black economy and then onto crime, others will have joined extremist political organisations.

    Nationalist socialist parties will be on the rise and will happily resort to violence to achieve their ends given that thois can readily be justified on the grounds they have been disenfranchised by the EU.

    The Eurozone has only been in existence for ten years and it has led to this. This is only the beginning of the damage that an empowered EU has been able to inflict on us.

    The EU is a triumph of “end justifies the means” Fabian socialist idealism that will inevitably lead to disaster and mayhem just as all previous socialist idealism has led to disaster and mayhem. It’s beginning to look like the 2030’s will be a replay of the 1930’s.

  71. 71
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    :)

  72. 72
    Ms Beckett aged 17 3/4 says:

    I watched this Farage and I almost cried because I though it was the end of the world. I want all weather forecasts dead.

  73. 73
    John Prescott says:

    Macho macho man
    I’ve got to be a macho man

  74. 74
    Bemused says:

    “shoplifting, pickpocketing and fraud.”

    Already attributed to immigrants. Thanks socialists, just what we wanted.

    Why don’t you all fuck off.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    So Osborne is correct. Again!

  76. 76
    Mark Duggan says:

    You won’t catch me with a handgun

  77. 77
    Ay JIm she' cannae take much more says:

    He’s taking to the starship enterprise and requesting to be beamed up

  78. 78
    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls

    Ed Balls

  79. 79
    Mike Handoncock says:

    Satisfaction came in a chain reaction (burnin’)
    I couldn’t get enough, so I had to self-destruct
    The heat was on, rising to the top
    Everybody is going strong, and that is when my spark got hot
    I heard somebody say

    (Burn baby burn) Disco Inferno
    (Burn baby burn) Burn that mother down
    (Burn baby burn) Disco Inferno
    (Burn baby burn) Burn that mother down

  80. 80
    The Fabians, subverting democracy for a socialist future says:

    Nice try Tony but you were at the Fabian Society every other day.

    That “I’m a pretty straight kinda guy and I’m not one for political idealism” might have fooled Joe Public but we know better.

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Part of Labours cunning plan. They damn well know this is the case but they get a triple benefit by saying what they do. They make it difficult for the Tories, they can hopefully reduce the tax income and they can also force industry out of the UK due to uncompetitive markets and wages which also reduces tax also tax income.

    Labour just cannot allow this rebounding economy. It undermines absolutely everything they have said since 2010 and shows competence that was lacking in their government. Its all politics and its get power whatever it takes, however much it hurts the country just get power.

  82. 82
    Maggie Moran says:

    I’m too ill to give an answer

  83. 83
    tigerowl says:

    Democracy is a sham. We Fabians have been subverting it for years. We will determine the outcome of your future. You will learn to like it. There will be no alternative.

  84. 84
    Herman van goering Pompidou says:

    Not allowed

  85. 85
    Bemused says:

    Ah well, Gordon, he’s clearly not capable of learning even from his own mistakes, let alone yours!

  86. 86
    Ugh says:

    And the public are supposed to accept these thieves as lawmakers?
    Pfft.
    Just piss off, and don’t take more than the necessary amount of air.

  87. 87
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    In other words labour are lying scum.

  88. 88
    Bemused says:

    Well even the Daily Mail readers were all for the 50% tax hike.

    It’s like this – the rich that pay their tax are already paying 40% on most of it. Those that don’t pay their tax won’t pay the 50% either. So basically they are putting up the tax on those all-round good eggs that are already paying a hell of a lot of tax, whilst refusing to tax those that avoid paying it completely.

    What a load of wank.

  89. 89
    Mr Harriet Harman says:

    Are you making a play for me, big boy?

  90. 90
    Fweee Waderwick says:

    Wome wazznt built in ath day

  91. 91
    Handy says:

    Come and sit on my knee Jas.

  92. 92
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I’d prefer to see Prime Minister Nigel Farage taking questions from Leader of the Opposition Boris Johnson.

  93. 93
    Expat in exile says:

    Yes, Sir, tqvm. Much obliged.

  94. 94
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    Beeg Issue pleeeease!

  95. 95
    Bemused says:

    My grandfather didn’t fight in WWI just for me to decide I’m too scared of the consequences of putting an “X” in the right box.

    Fucking grow a pair you faggot.

  96. 96
    Expat in exile (again) says:

    PS: What idiot do think will come even close to making a 25B bid for this lefty cesspit? Venezuela has no cash left and the Ruskies already have decent facilities installed.

  97. 97
    I remember my first Worthers Original says:

    After getting off Lord Rennards knee he said “Keep your mouth shut and I’ll give you a toffee”

  98. 98
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    Looks like todays verbal diarrhoea and announcement will cost about £8billions, how much did his announcement re price freeze for energy suppliers cost the pension funds?

  99. 99
    Camden Council says:

    Fine for some but not Ed Balls.

    His excuse I’m about to disable the economy.

  100. 100
    John Bellingham says:

    Mmmmm! Could global warming be the cause of the increase in sodomy? After all, the world was much warmer during the period of Classical Greek civilisation and the medieval warm period coincided with the reigns of William Rufus, Richard I and Edward II.
    A subject for a Phd thesis?

  101. 101
    Jizz Buckett says:

    Ooooh, Mr Handy. You have a MUCH bigger majority than Ed Balls! I like it!

  102. 102
    Bono Class says:

  103. 103
    I went into a chip shop in Scotland and there was fried mars bar with extra chips on the menu says:

    The ONLY people who mind are the Westminster politicians particularly LibDems and Labour. the latter will loose around 40 – 50 Westminster MPs in March 2016 IF Scotland votes to leave. Don’t hold your breath though as it’s slowly dawning on the Scots that they will lose all the English subsidies, civil service and defence jobs if they vote for independence and sometimes “Bennies” are more important than freedom

  104. 104
    White Dee says:

    Meet my daughter Sunny Dee,When she grows up she want’s to be a Turkey Twizzler…Bless :-) LMAO

  105. 105
    The late Ernie Wise says:

    They always said the same about my scripts being the best they had ever read, or was that me.

  106. 106
    Handy says:

    …..and my majority will get bigger if you do as I ask.

  107. 107
    John Bellingham says:

    100% increase in Jobseeker Allowance! Free Sky TV and Cellphones for benefit claimants! 75% discount vouchers for tattoos! £50 Tesco voucher for the overweight to buy vegetables (or whatever)!
    Now we if only teach the bastards to spell “X”.

  108. 108
    Ah! FFS says:

    BBC News has had the Ball’s business denial as TOP story all day.

    Sky changes regularly.

  109. 109
    Lord Cashpoint says:

    You’ll be hearing from my solicitors.

  110. 110
    The rich immersive education learning experience says:

    They can’t say “Promoting education” can they? Oh, no. It’s got to be “promoting the education agenda”.

    Cocks.

  111. 111
    Rich'n'Mark says:

    That’s the funniest video ever.

  112. 112
    Socialists and proudofmit, paid for by others says:

    Yes, SDLP and Sinn Fein, both avowedly socialist, simply refuse to consider welfare reform in NI, and both are in the forefront of stymying any potential fracking development in Co Fermanagh.
    They exist on the teat of the British taxpayer.
    Both, of course, are Roman Catholic to the core.

  113. 113

    Someone’s vanity, coupled with deep pockets, will shift this off our hands, there is absolutely no doubt.

    Of course, I shall be happy to sell it for my modest fee. 6% seems to be the going rate in M Hollande’s country at the moment. That will keep me in peppersteaks for a month or two. I shall not pay it into HSBC naturally or I will only be able to draw out £3000 a day (have they got the skids under them BTW?)

    Then we can watch each scaly executive being told: Make some money out of this thing or you’re fired! It will make the Apprentice look like the vicar’s tea party…

  114. 114
    @sarahbrownuk says:

    In Davos promoting the re-education agenda.@killingfields #ak47

  115. 115
    We pay these creatures to breed. Why?? says:

    If you are what you eat, she’s probably already a turkey twizzler.

    And a six pack of White Lightning.

    (I’ve deliberately not mentioned spunk. But yes, that too).

  116. 116
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    David Cameron ordered to stop saying NHS spending is up | via @Telegraph http://fw.to/KDNNyPm [from December 2012]

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    REALITY CHECK says:

    ‘Promoting the school agenda’ is politicospeak for swanning around the World at someone else’s expense.

  118. 118
    cep says:

    I hate David Cameron, but I really like George Osborne.

    I’m not sure I understand why.

  119. 119
    Expat in exile says:

    For play read PIE.

  120. 120

    Ѕоmеоnе’ѕ vаnіty, cоuplеd wіth dееp pоckеtѕ, wіll ѕhіft thіѕ оff оur hаndѕ, thеrе іѕ аbѕоlutеly nо dоubt.

    Оf cоurѕе, І ѕhаll bе hаppy tо ѕеll іt fоr my mоdеѕt fее. 6% ѕееmѕ tо bе thе gоіng rаtе іn M Ноllаndе’ѕ cоuntry аt thе mоmеnt. Thаt wіll kееp mе іn pеppеrѕtеаkѕ fоr а mоnth оr twо. І ѕhаll nоt pаy іt іntо НЅВС nаturаlly оr І wіll оnly bе аblе tо drаw оut £3000 а dаy (hаvе thеy gоt thе ѕkіdѕ undеr thеm ВTW?)

    Thеn wе cаn wаtch еаch ѕcаly еxеcutіvе bеіng tоld: Mаkе ѕоmе mоnеy оut оf thіѕ thіng оr yоu’rе fіrеd! Іt wіll mаkе thе Аpprеntіcе lооk lіkе thе vіcаr’ѕ tеа pаrty…

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    Expat in exile says:

    Is the other one the ‘friend’ from Canterbury?

  122. 122
    Expat in exile says:

    … because he does a lovely line in wallpapers?

  123. 123
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:
  124. 124
    Expat in exile says:

    No, promoting the education agenda is making sure every 5 year old starts his indoctrination in the ways of Common Purpose early. Can’t have stray thoughts about independent thinking floating around…

  125. 125
    kiewth Vazalater says:

    Are you implying that postal vote fraud is an ethnic thing?.

    Well done lets get it out into the open.

  126. 126

    …but the other half did not wake up early enough to answer the question.

  127. 127
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Engineers ‘diverted’ from flood victims to fix PM’s TV

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/26/engineers-diverted-to-david-camerons-house-to-fix-his-tv-while-flood-victims-were-without-power-4277588/

    Because it was the right thing to do !

  128. 128
    Expat in exile says:

    Vanity and deep pockets? That seems to leave the field clear for Benjy N and Ole Rupee then!

    I heard it was only the China/h^ngk*ng operation that was having difficulties. I hope so as I bank my weekly pittance with the local branch hereabouts which I hope is not affected.

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    A message to the BBC says:

    Reporting the news is one thing interpreting the news like the BBC does is something else altogether.
    The interpretation you are going to get is bound to be influenced by the opinions of the person giving the interpretation.
    Just report the news and keep your opinions and theories based upon them to yourselves please.

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    Dweeb says:

    Brilliant, Nige. You may even have Boris rattled one day.

  131. 131
    Dweeb says:

    Ignore. Another stupid Daily Wail story flammed up to generate anger and mouse clicks.

  132. 132
    Gordons Mum about her big head son says:

    Going into Labour with Gordon was a nightmare.
    Split from arsehole to breakfast time I was.

  133. 133
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    LOL
    Engineers sent to David Cameron’s house after he suffered blackout while watching The Sound of Music, (Daily Mail)… no sense of irony?.

  134. 134
    Final destination for eternity for the straight-sorta-guy says:

    As a Roman Catholic, tone will believe in Hell.

  135. 135
    Is it Alison Moyet? says:

    Who’s that with the Krankie woman?

  136. 136
    Dr Owen Jones says:

    David Cameron’s blackout was very temporary and my mouth to mouth respiratory treatment soon cured him.

  137. 137
    Duty Pedant, normally off duty... says:

    His excuse: Ed Balls is a spaz.

  138. 138
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    She is a swinger, perhaps.

    Mrs Brown is Mr Brown’s main carer?

  139. 139
    ohhhh, I love Portsmouth Council says:

    My favourite song from that film is

  140. 140
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    He has a big heed?

  141. 141
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Overcome by Julie Andrews.

  142. 142
    Bojo Weather Forecast says:

    Whacka whacka whacka ! It’s going to be raining cocks all over !slington this week. ** Squeeze Horn **

  143. 143
    RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

    To suggest ‘diverted’ is probably wrong, but does not look good. No doubt a PMQ gag coming up on Wednesday.

  144. 144
    nell says:

    That’s what I like about him , his sense of humour and the way he can make fun of himself. Boris has that too.

    But Nigel needs to win a seat in Parliament for 2015 they need his refreshing take on life.

  145. 145
    12 years a slave 200 years still not got over it says:

    As if the B*ck community wasn’t arseholy enough let’s make a film to get them really angry.
    That will do wonders for social cohesion.

  146. 146
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Handycock… She is 12 going on 13.

  147. 147
    Gordons Mum about her big head son says:

    Aye,mostly bone and gristle.

  148. 148
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    A very good demonstration of the Laffer Curve in action.

  149. 149
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

  150. 150
    nell says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10597763/Ed-Balls-We-are-a-pro-business-party.html

    Let us just hope bullyballs never gets anywhere near No11 Downing St – I still remember very vividly the drowning street days of the last few years of brown’s failed government and bullyballs was right there in the middle of it.

  151. 151
    Gideon says:

    Flock that for a game of soldiers.

  152. 152
    History Man says:

    In the news: ‘Roman Catholics are more likely to vote Labour’
    Not surprising seeing as they and their church have got plenty of previous for supporting fascist regimes.

  153. 153
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Another way of looking at this:

    50% tax rate netted: £ 0.83 bn per percent.

    45% tax rate netted: £ 1.10 bn per percent.

    A problem may be

    Each % cut made the exchequer on average an additional £ 0.05 bn per % of tax.

    A further 5% cut to 40% would probably yield roughly the same increase, leading to 40% tax rate netting about £ 1.30 bn per percent.

    At 40% raising £ 1.30 bn per percent, the total revenue expected would be of order £ 52 bn / year.

    The peak on this curve, or where you would start to see a fall in revenue as the tax rate is decreased would occur somewhere between 33 and 38% tax rate.

    A guess is that by cutting to about 38% rate the real maximum would be found, at that maximum would be ~ £ 54 bn / year, unless the cut really does stimulate a lot of currently avoided / evaded tax revenue to be forthcoming, in which case the total income could be significantly higher.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Ignore ‘a problem may be…’ – oops.

  155. 155
    White Dee says:

    Bennies, booze, fags, pizza iz my favrite fings.

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    Arthur Scargill says:

    Crispin Oday has donated over £222,000 to the Tory party – He is the boss of Oday Asset Management which holds a 21% stake in Circle Health.

    Vote Tory !

    Rather !

  157. 157
    Border Terrier says:

    Nigel left his brown shirt at home – for another day I guess.

  158. 158
    Dick the Butcher says:

    Wtf is that fucking twat Bonio doing in Davos? Look at me in my stupid fucking sunglasses I’m so cool. Fuck off Bonio.

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    Bemused says:

    Let them bring it on. Lets see how long they last in a civil war. Let the blood-letting begin.

    12 years a slave, 200 years milking it for all it’s worth.

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    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    If at first you don’t deceive, lie lie gain.

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    Mark Oaten Lib Dem says:

    Merde is such a sexy word

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    RED LEN says:

    Peanuts !

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    Ed Balls says:

    Dole, a handout, to fund our voters,
    Raise, what we’ll do to tax,
    Me, the only person I really care for,
    Far, a wrong, wrong way to cut,
    So, a word that goes before what,
    La, a syllable in lazy and lardy,
    T, the start of ‘tax and spend’,
    Which will bring us back to dole

  164. 164
    pinka says:

    I am struggling to distinguish the economic policies of Gordon Brown and White Dee

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    Anthony Aloysisus St John Hancock 23 Railway Cuttings Eat Cheam says:

    Ukip a one man party which will allow the Hunts in Labour to rule us for 5 years from 2015 another reign of terror.

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    Tickets please says:

    Most companies these days don’t have engineers, they rely on engineering contractors and there’s less of these people and with it being a christmas time these people can afford to take time off, the ones they actually got to come out must have been paid a fortune, good old Maggie selling everything off and the companies not wanting to hang onto staff and sacking them right left and centre and not wanting to give them pensions and all the other good bits, all due to global warming don’t you know, :-) all the way to the bank.

  167. 167
    Anthony Aloysisus St John Hancock 23 rRailway Cuttings East Cheam says:

    Just watched a rerun of Rachel Reeves speech to IPPR everyone contemplating voting UKIP should listen this is what you will get by voting UKIP in the GE.

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    Size 12 booties please says:

    LibLabCon the the corners of the eternal triangle, all the same crowd all from the same universities, all believe they were born to rule and us slobs are not bright enough and need to be led by our noses, the new boy on the block is UKIP, unknown unhurried no baggage no doubt some will be found to be rancid, so you can take the same same, you know what will happen or you can bet on your booties for change, I’m voting for change, it may be 2020 before it happens but it will.

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    Ex Long Term Tory Supporter --now UKIP whatever the consequences says:

    It could well be that Liebour get in. However, that’s the price worth paying to get rid of Pink Dave and his fellow faux Conservatives.

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    Anonymous says:

    far more amusing than this lying twat


    or this

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    Casual Observer 8 says:

    Quite agree — have a visceral hatred of Dave

  172. 172
    Casual Observer 8 says:

    And “Double The Debt Dave”

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    Ed Balls says:

    “It’s absolutely not back to the 1980s or the 1990s. I was part of a government which did very many things to open up markets, make the Bank of England independent, to work closely with business but the reality is we are in very difficult circumstances and because, if I’m honest with you, George Osborne’s failure in the last few years, those difficult circumstances will now last well in to the next parliament.”
    Sky News

    If i am honest with you WTF? He knows these are lies in particular the odious attempt to blame this government for his own governments abject failures and distance himself from them is completely breathtaking.

    Balls is a very very dangerous individual. Put him back in government at your own peril

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    Bemused says:

    “OOOhhh I’m so scared. I daren’t put my litte “X” in the wrong box or the nasty socialist might get me!”

    For fuck’s sake what is wrong with people like you? Brits fought in two world wars so you could put your “X” where you want to put your “X”, but you’ve decided it might be a bit scary because you might end up having slightly less money in your pocket to spend on Chinos in “Next”, because the nasty socialist might get in.

    Man up, grow a pair, put your “X” next top the party you believe in and leave everybody else to do the same. Whatever you do, don’t get on the internet without a backbone first.

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    Guy News Room says:

    Education Secretary Michael Gove has said Guido Fawkes has not briefed against England’s chief inspector of schools and anyone who did would be “instantly executed”.

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    Liberal Dumbocraps says:

    We’re justified and we’re ancient
    And we drive an ice cream van
    We’re justified and we’re ancient
    With still no master plan

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    rick says:

    Many thanks.

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    Anonymous says:

    Yeah saw that. They may be for it but the tax take has gone up 10 billion , yes Ten billion a year since dropping to 45%

    But yeah sure why not move it to 50% out of pure spite and lose a minimum of 10 billion.

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    Government is based upon Trust says:

    There are many things that you can say about David Cameron.

    You can say that he is a liar.
    You can say that he is a hypocrite.
    You can say that he is a former drug user.
    You can say he is a former hooligan who, with his fellow droogs, smashed up a restaurant and terrorised its patrons and staff.
    You can say he claimed housing benefits which he was not entitled to.

    You can say all of these things.

    And you can say them because the are all true.

    Vote Cameron – Vote Junkie Thug

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    Gooey Blob says:

    Quite so. With price controls and tax hikes Labour have lurched to the hard left and now represent a serious danger to this country. We need to do everything possible to stop them taking this country back to the bad old days of the 1970s.

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    Tory Taxers says:

    When are they going to reduce VAT? That’s what’s killing off spending by the masses.

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    Are you another incarnation of Casual Observer 5 or just three generations older? ;-)

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    Fuck off fake, and get a life

  186. 186
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    “We’re having issues with Guido Fawkes & his co-conspiritors at present.” David Cameron.

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    Bemused says:

    “make the Bank of England independent”

    The BofE is not independent. It sets interest rates to meet an inflation target. Both the inflation target and the measure of inflation is set by government. It has no control over the levels of government debt, even though it is the government’s banker.

    The BofE is controlled by the treasury, just as it was when Labour took control of it in 1946, they just made the levers longer.

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    Sorry, the word “another” was not really appropriate. Hopefully you got my drift.

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    Anonymous says:

    Let you rep what you sow. And you will, you will.

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    John Bellingham says:

    Also, possibly the price of killing off Labour for half a generation as happened in 1951 and 1979. A parliamentary term with those absolute prats in charge would convince even a mentally deficient badger that they don’t have the ability to run a massage parlour. Of course, we will be eating grass and flogging our kids to the vivisectionists at the end of it, but it will be worth the pain.

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    Gooey Blob says:

    More hard left nonsense from Ed Balls, following on from Miliband’s plan to limit the size of banks (the announcement of which has already cost the UK taxpayer billions) and ridiculous suggestion of imposing unworkable price controls on an international energy market (good luck with that one). Scorn poured on Balls’ announcement from everywhere, though you wouldn’t know that by watching the BBC.

    Labour are so left-wing they’re unelectable.

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    Bemused says:

    Bring it on. With any luck the whole thing will end in civil war and before you know it all the blacks, browns and people with funny accents will have fucked off to safer havens. The reds will still be under the beds but with bullets in their otherwise empty heads and the gays will be back in their closets.

    It has GOT to be worth it. Bring it on, I say. Bring it on!

  193. 193
    HoHo says:

    Quite funny to see the Cat with his knickers in a twist but not sure why it was posted now.

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    John Bellingham says:

    I saw the Sky interview and when Balls got to “I will be honest…..” I had a cardiac moment with the laughter, so I missed the rest of what he said.

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    The Libor party says:

    THE MADMAN’S FAMILY

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    Gooey Blob says:

    Ed’s lead is nowhere near where it should be at this stage in the electoral cycle. He’s heading for a thumping defeat.

    Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be taking steps to stop Labour in 2015, they’ve lurched to the left and need to be taught a lesson. We should all vote tactically to reduce Labour’s seats in the next parliament.

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    Michael Bentine says:

    Partick Thistle 2 – Third Lanark 0

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    Anonymous says:

    Bemused you really area muppet. Yeah the Nasty socialist always gets us be it bodies unburied in the street, drinking from vases and huge unemployment as they once again destroy the economy, propels lives and aspirations.
    That guy will get a back bone only when you get a brain.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Ed Balls rises up with all the moral authority of the Reverend Flowers.

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    John Bellingham says:

    As in “Mr Speaker, has the Prime Minister heard the one about the Liberal Democrat, the nun and a saveloy?”

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Goto 194 below.

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    Anonymous says:

    I will make a point of mentioning this option to my two young daughters. Not sure they will see this as a solution they would accept.

    I presume you will be up front and centre when the shooting starts.

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    Sock Watch says:

    Another SC at 5:49 is not appropriate either.

    
    
    
    
    

    Bored again, are we?

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    Michael Bentine says:

    Stirling Albion 3 – Falkirk 0

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    Anonymous says:

    ITV news

    Ed balls says he’s proud of Public spending undertaken by Labour. So in effect if he should return to office if he’s proud of what they did before they will do it all again

    OMFG

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    Ctesibius says:

    Who on earth is he? Not Crispin Odey is it? Sheer ignorance on display.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Takth and thpend !!!!

    I can’t wait !! :)

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    Bilda Berger says:

    Alas, if you get out and about and mix with the smelly plebs, you will find that the overwhelming majority of voters in this land are cretins; not a few of whom relish the idea of making “the rich” pay their “fair share”.

    This “fairness” schtick is something I don’t understand. If everyone paid tax at the same rate (say 25%), then the capitalist running-dog on £1m a year would pay £250K and the heroic, but spotty, flipper of burgers on £15K a year would only pay £3,750. Surely that’s “fair” enough for anybody. Except Ed Balls, of course, but then he’s a loathsome opportunist who is creaming his Y-fronts at the prospect of getting back into office.

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    Alexsandr says:

    farage can laugh at himself. not a prima donna -good.

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    Parlez vous Hollandaise? says:

    ‘ow you say, je connais l’economie like le back of mon hand…

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    Bemused says:

    Believe me, as it stands today the chances of your daughters being r@ped or murdered by an immigrant are far higher than them getting caught in the cross-fire of a civil war.

    And yes, if it were to come to a civil war I’d be up front and centre. If it was good enough for the rest of my family to fight in wars to protect our homeland from invasion, it is surely good enough for me. What we have seen is an invasion orchestrated by foreigners that have worked their way into power and give not a shit about Britain, and then have used the EU to disenfranchise all of us. Whatever “opinions” your daughters might have counts for less and less – they will never have the opportunity to express them.

    “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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    Dessert Rat says:

    Get the flock out of here!

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    Dessert Rat says:

    What soft twat wants to restore electricity to a flooded property!

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    Bemused says:

    At least you understood what I wrote, anonymouse. I can’t make out a thing you were trying to say. Try it again when you’re sober, and put it through an English spell-checker first.

    One other word of advice, never claim someone else lacks a brain when you can’t even string a coherent sentence together. Makes you look very foolish.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    Dessert Rat says:

    Brill!

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    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

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    Dessert Rat says:

    And child abuse! They should have a licences fee to support them, like the fucking BBC.

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    FFS says:

    At the end of the day you are right. It isn’t about whether we vote Tory or UKIP. The problem is there are far too many people willing to vote Labour. They just don’t get it. They didn’t get it last time, until Healey truly screwed over the economy and we had the Winter of Discontent. Then we got Thatcher, with a big majority, and things started to genuinely improve.

    Sadly, the only way we are going to get a right-wing government that will start to sort out the problems, whether it is a Tory right-wing government or a UKIP right-wing government, is to let Labour get back in again. They just didn’t quite manage to inflict enough direct pain last time. The Tories limped into power with the wrong man.

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    Mine d'Boggles says:

    This comment is deeply offensive as well as hurtfulto those concerned. Where is the mod when one is needed?

  222. 222
    Sam the Skull says:

    There, there, Cyclops. Have a bottle of Buckie and compose yourself.

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    Jacobite half-seas over the water says:

    Less affluence, therefore less to steal. In generally bad circumstances, crime makes no sense: you don’t get that much from it. That’s why there’s far less crime inside prisons than outside them. It’s only logical

  224. 224
    Jacobite half-seas over the water says:

    And the House of Hanover (renamed Windsor) replaced by the House of Stuart.

  225. 225
    Owen Jones says:

    I’m a little under the weatherman today.

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    East European Immigrant says:

    NHS spending in 2013 was double what it was in 2003. I wonder why that is?

    *innocent face*

  227. 227
    A Bigoted Woman says:

    Where are all these East European wallpapers flocking from?

  228. 228
    Can I wake up now? says:

    Can’t be. We were specifically told that all these Poles were coming to the UK because they were good plumbers and electricians.

    Are you now telling me that wasn’t true?

  229. 229
    Sam the Skull dodging the Strathclyde constabulary says:

    Fried Mars Bars go better with Buckie.

  230. 230
    Sam the Skull dodging the Strathclyde constabulary says:

    Add a bottle of Buckie and you’ve got one dynamite mixture.

  231. 231
    David Ward says:

    Tomorrow is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. How will you share in commemoration? http://bit.ly/1aYdPCf

  232. 232
    Sonny says:

    Can’t they give him a try at skiing…..end up like the other Bono

  233. 233
    The Prophet who married a six-year old girl is a pedophile says:

    Well, some people believe gay marriage causes floods, others believe that eating pork will deny you a place in heaven and countless virgins.

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    JadedJean says:

    It could well be.

    Read this piece from the US yesterday. It specifically mentions the H’SBC situation.

    http://tinyurl.com/8xoyn8o

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    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    You sick moron .

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    Lord E. Lordy says:

    Don’t worry about him – he’s rubbing himself on in his pocket over our disapproval, while his carer prepares his next batch of pharmaceuticals

    Bless..

  238. 238
    Gordon Brown says:

    There’s nothing wrong with breeding a mong. Its the right thing to do!

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    Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock 23 Railway Cuttings East Cheam says:

    There is no such thing as gay marriage foisted upon us by Tatchell,Stonewall,Luvvies,Clare Balding,John and Furnish these people will never give up as mentioned when all the furore broke out over civil partnerships,they will want to lower the age of consent to 14 next.

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    Joe Public II says:

    Go on Eds — see if you can double the National Debt yet again — following Pink Dave’s example and achievement.

    What does it matter if it’s £1.5 TRILLION, £3 TRILLION, or £300 TRILLION? Print money — euphemistically called “Quantitative Easing” of course

    Weimar Republic No.2 will result, followed by another “final solution” — All due to the LibLabConners.

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    Anonymous says:

    A big problem regarding tax is the “Charity” aspect. Government should look long and hard at the sculduggery surrounding charities and the so called donations to charity. The rot starts at the ground level- take a few old bits to the shop and get asked”do you want this gift aided” “No”,I say-” I do not want that bit of tax which is supposed to go to the government for the NHS,pensions,schools etc.,to go to your chief executives riding around in their fancy cars and boosting their already bloated salaries”.
    Rich persons who give to charity should donate after they have paid correct tax and not before. This lowers their income and they end up paying less tax to government where the money is really needed.

  242. 242
    Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock 23 Railway Cuttings East Cheam says:

    Given the number of UKIP nutters on this site who have no concept of how electoral politics works Balls will be the next CoftE.

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    The real world says:

    Either you have never been to prison or you went to the friendliest prison in Britain.

  244. 244
    Plod says:

    We weren’t trying to catch you.

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    Jack Dromey says:

    I’m open!

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    Curious says:

    Why can’t the gays just get on with their perversions quietly, without endlessly parading their deviance in front of the rest of us?

  247. 247
    Dweeb says:

    Not quite brill. It doesn’t scan.

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    Dweeb says:

    White Dee is more careful with money.

  249. 249
    Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock 23 Railway Cuttings East Cheam says:

    I got you babe!

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Socialism like kabb.alism etc is a jmarxist communist construct. It was constructed to shepherd you, you and you [That’s ewe, ewe and ewe out there – the meek sheep] into a corral / pen where said ‘herd’ will be led and misled for their inability to be able to think for themselves outside of the box they have been penned into.

    Sheep herded.

  251. 251
    Blowing Whistles says:

    ‘You’ or do you mean the ewe’s out there.

    i have reclaimed [my] sovereign rights.

  252. 252
    Jack Dromey says:

    I once rolled up a Big Issue and stuck it up my bum.

  253. 253
    Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock 23 Railway Cuttings East Cheam says:

    Just heard that so called playwright mong Bonnie Greer praising Balls and saying Socialism is no longer a dirty word,can we not deport this fucker back to ObamaLand?

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    One-term Dave (dragging the the Tories to their grave) says:

    UKIP’s supporters ARE nutters, aren’t they!

    They think my promises are cast-iron crap! Silly them, that’s what I say, what what what what what!

    Let’s give the EU twenty two billion pounds every year and pretend it’s all for the best, eh, what what what!

    Having a president we didn’t vote for and can’t get rid of is all for the best, eh? What what what what what what!

    And that unlimited immigration is all jolly super, eh? What what what what what what?

    Tally ho!

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    Big Brother says:

    The state must approve all relationships.

    All kneel to the all powerful state.

    You must consummate your relationship to the satisfaction of Big Brother.

    Big Brother is watching you.

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    Labour's supporters are worthless retarded subhuman filth says:

    More eco-friendly to send Bonnie to France, surely?

    They’ve already got the high-tax business-friendly policies that Milimong wants to put into practice here, right next to us!

    And it’s working so well for them, too!

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Great to be able to fuck the economic recovery, before we even get into Downing Street. :)

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    old colonialist says:

    Lets finally make amends for slavery by giving them all a new passport and a plane ticket to whatever patch of trees their grandparents fell out of. Some of them may be reluctant to return to the wild but a good tranquiliser and a crate will sort that out.

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    Bemused says:

    Who cares! Between Herman van Rompuy and Wavy Davy Cameron do you think it really matters?

    Immigration 176,000 – same as under Labour

    Public Debt – much bigger than under Labour

    Deficit – same as under Labour

    Vote UKIP, because you’ve got no fucking choice!

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    Jack Sparrow says:

    The problem is the economy and hopefully the country would be soaring by the election with deficit and debt hopfully being resolved. Again Labour will take full political advantage. It could be only shortly before the 2020 election that it starts to go wrong but too late for the vote and they get another term as we tip back into the abyss. after blaming the Tories for what Labour id over the last two parliaments we again end up in 2025 back to where we were in 2010 . the tories are elected back in to clean up again.

    It seems to be a consistent cycle. How many times it can be done before it can’t be undone is not clear. we must have got really close in 2010 though.
    I just wish it could be brown and to o so UKIP needs candidates in every single election across the board.

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    Labour's supporters are worthless retarded subhuman filth says:

    Towards the end of ‘1984’, plans were in progress for the population to be chemically castrated (and whatever the female equivalent was), so no-one could love anything, physically, and everyone’s devotion would be directed towards “The State”.

    I wonder what new ‘wonder drugs’ Miliband’s got in store..

    It must have crossed (what passes for) his mind.

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    Jack Sparrow says:

    Feckin auto correct is a nightmare

    I just wish it could be done and if it is to be so then UKIP needs candidates in every single election across the board.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Some people out there need to be forced to read the link, drink some coffee and then take a deep breadth – but many of them are gutless sheep – who are so easily ‘fleeced’ day in day out.

    It’s what was going on in the background in Russia from 1910 to 1917 that was key. With respect to all those who died during WW1 – little did they know; but they weren’t informed of the darker games.

    “You can fool some of the people for some of the time; but you cannot fool all of the people for all of the time” Lincoln.

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    Deborah Arnott says:

    From 2015 all fag packets will have a moving gif of White Dee sucking on her smokes with that stupid look on her face.

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    Lloyds shareholders should sue the arse off Brown says:

    Lloyds IT has gone tits up. That Twat Brown ruined what was a good bank, with the help of his good friends Victor and the EU.

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    Anonymous says:

    You have never been caught up in a civil war have you.

    I have.

    Its not like you describe. Getting caught in the cross fire is a common hazard as is rape for the women.

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    Labour's supporters are worthless retarded subhuman filth says:

    Milimong learned this a few weeks ago. Milimong said “we will freeze energy prices” and *whoosh* £1bn gets wiped off energy companies. Milimong says he’ll smash the banks to bits and *whoosh* £1bn gets wiped off the value of taxpayer-owned banks.

    Now Milimong says he’ll tax the recovery into oblivion (plus confiscate private property if he alone doesn’t like what the landowners are doing with it) and *whoosh* the recovery stalls. This is Milimong’s aim.

    Which is good for Milimong – because economic recovery is going to leave his party of fucktarded worthless subhuman filth well and truly fucked.

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    Anonymous says:

    How ? They are not fielding candidates anywhere round here. Never have

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The cross party scaremongering to control their three party status quo goes on – how droll, boring and pathetic – but hey keep it up. As for the DTP and its craven mongrels – do any of their political nutjobs read or even sense a seachange in public opinion?

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    Don't like it here? Then please feel free to leave. says:

    Yes send her back. She is just a drain on our sewers. Now that the US has a browning, socialist Marxist president she has no need to claim asylum here.

    Yet another bloody immigrant who hates the country that she fled to.

    Speaking of which. What’s that other socialist Britain hater Yasmin Alibhai-Brown up to these days?

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    Anonymous says:

    You have never been in war either have you? I can tell.

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    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Two hundred and sixty comments at yourself? Maybe it’s time to get a life, dear.

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    Labour's supporters are worthless retarded subhuman filth says:

    To be perfectly fair, Lloyds TSB was a stinking pile of crap long before McMental got his hands on it.

    Where he went seriously wrong was bailing it out. But he did.

    And now Milimong’s smashing it to bits again.

    Great.

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    UKIP or we will be bust says:

    Chuck off will like that.

    To that narcissistic cnvt all images or mentions of his name stroke his bloated ego.

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    Jack Sparrow says:

    They accused others of doing it when they were in opposition but now when he is in opposition himself he as well as Balls are really talking Britain down.

    The alternative outcome for Labour is just unacceptable as it shows they were wrong. Expect more of this as the economy improves and Labour and the two Ed’s become increasingly desperate.

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    The weirdo republic of Ed and Ed says:

    Which reminds me I must get the wheelbarrow out of the shed if Labour return.

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    Banned says:

    You Guardian reading trash.

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    Doc Do little says:

    I don’t think anyone can really understand what you mean to be honest. We just pat you on the head as you burble away to yourself in the corner and try to ignore you.

    Is there a cure for you?

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    A Brief History says:

    He didn’t bail Lloyds out.

    He and his friend Victor Blank forced healthy Lloyds to bail out failing HBOS, thus all but destroying Lloyds and shareholder value. That’s when the bailout occurred

    Then the EU rubbed it in by instructing Lloyds to dispose of their not too long ago acquired TSB.

    The Shareholders were hung out to dry.

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    Fck EU says:

    Oh!, dear, we are looking after other countries kids now, what’s wrong with our own, Camoron is playing with fire if he is planning this double cross.

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Reads off an autocue far too well, I don’t know if this worries me or not.
    *confused face*
     
     

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    Undiagnosed Autistic ALERT says:

    He likes to wallow in his own misery.

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    Labour Party says:

    We will give every hard working family a whiff of something, then we can:
    take their property
    take their money
    take their private pension
    not pay a state pension
    reduce the numbers of non labour voting people
    reduce the daily mail’s circulation
    no need for the NHS to treat them either, apart from the final whiff.

    German socialists did something similar in the 39.s and 40’s when they tried to set up the EU!!!

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    A RightFucking Bastard says:

    Doesn’t Brigstocke look like a total fucking cvnt in that sparkly sweater?

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Oh and a hat tip to Brillo et al at the Beeb for this, made me laugh and gave Nigel a right to reply to all the anti kipper mud slinging going on at the moment.

    Credit where it’s due.

  287. 287
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Without generalising, dear; Dark people seem to be overweight, have spots and rhythm and vote Labour.
    My Reg voted Labour and he was as pale as they come.

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    Anonymous says:

    That is bang out of order a disgusting remark

  289. 289
    M102 says:

    Shame it wasn’t the Wizard of Oz

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    HELLO. The real world is this way ->> says:

    Satire has, definitely, died, then?

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    You can’t say the ‘J’ word here, saying the ‘J’ word can result in a short prison sentence with Bubba on E-wing.

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    +1 says:

    Pitiful.

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    Lard Everard says:

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    Derry Cocksporn says:

    What about the LibDems Augean Stables elsewhere ?

  295. 295
    Put Lib Dems in the curry says:

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    If Ed Miliband’s version of labour get into power in 2015 the country will be fucked beyond belief. In fact if labour keep on spouting their crap the country will be seriously damaged before May 2015. Senior people within labour need to get a grip of Miliband’s rhetoric and soon.

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    from the horse's mouth. I am NOT E, ffs says:

    I warned you, yonks ago. Dead Tree is dying. Blogs, such as this, are fading away. You can pump the figures till the cows come home.
    There isn’t enough interest. I’ll keep posting u-tube clips but this thing smelled mouldy several years ago. Sorreee.

  298. 298
    Joss Taskin says:

    Isn’t it part of the dumb Eds duo plan to talk down the economic recovery now it’s started to get on track ?

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    Big Brother says:

    “In the early 1900s Fabian Society members advocated the ideal of a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. This is said to have influenced the passage of the Half-Caste Act, and its subsequent implementation in Australia, where children were systematically and forcibly removed from their parents, so that the British colonial regime could “protect” the Aborigine children from their parents”

    We believe in social engineering. We will keep fathers away from their children, we will give children to gays, we will encourage divorce. We will take away your property. We will make all dependent on the state.

    You will learn to love Big Brother. You will have no choice.

    Yours truly,

    The Fabians.

  300. 300
    Michael Gove says:

    To stay relevant to our school kids, when I speak at their schools, I will walk in to speak to them with Right Said Fred, playing.

  301. 301
    Ukipper says:

    They are fielding more and more candidates after each election. You could always stand yourself…

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    Red Ed's non-predator union bosses says:

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Agree, but I believe Miliband will do this at any cost to the country. Miliband’s ideology cares not for the people of the UK, it’s control of the state that is his goal.

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    Eh? says:

    You’re not doing a very good job of ignoring anybody are you?

  305. 305
    One of Alan's five a Day. says:

    No we don’t.

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    The trouble is if you have not experienced those years personally it’s hard to understand the implications. The other problem is that we currently live in a country where most people expect everything immediately. Miliband is promising this but will not be able to deliver.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    A good example of good reporting:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545297/City-stock-broker-44-gunned-balaclavad-hitman-went-catch-train-work.html

    Well done Daily Mail.

    Anyone know of anything – definitely call crime stoppers.

    Hoping he is getting better, the biggest damage is having that shit car plastered all over the press with his name beside it. From what I recall that will not make him happy at all.

    NB: Check the Euro connection. He made his money and mark in the city broking Euro Swaps. This is inter-dealer money broking, not stock – but the Mail are much closer to the money.

    No wonder the FTSE dropped a bit last Friday.

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    altruism in industry says:

    that’s because he was dead, dear

  309. 309
    Anonymous says:

    And the nasty little SH1TS like you should be shot in the head.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    The central banks fund wars, and fiat money enables that funding to go on indefinitely.

    This is a very strong argument in favor of returning to the gold standard, after stringing the central banking cartel and consigning their ilk to history.

  311. 311
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    CO5 is sticking with CO5. Others are using different moniker (different number) which is fine because there must be more than one Casual Observer – we may be legion. ;-)

  312. 312
    cep says:

    Brigstock would look like a c*nt in any garment.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Become a UKIP member, and then contact the party with your concerns, and if you are up for it, maybe offer to stand if you have the time and inclination to run a campaign.

    It isn’t really that difficult, and that is what open democracy is all about.

    If you are interested in getting politically active – well anyone really – now is a very good time, especially with a young and growing party like UKIP picking up speed.

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    Labour definition of reincarnation says:

    Postal Votes.

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    All comments monitored says:

    Yes quite detailed and the Mail is allowing comments. Joint effort with the plod?

  316. 316
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Comments from very experienced people say Ed Balls plans are lousy and do not make economic sense. What else did they expect?

  317. 317
    david says:

    the incredible uth is that you are what you drink.r

  318. 318
    Get Dredging Chaps says:

    It’s time to politely tell environmentalists where to go and get the silt out of the rivers and drainage channels.

    The fact that they used to be dredged and now contain wiggly worms and insects should tell anyone with just an ounce of common sense that once dredged the critters will come back just like they always did.

    Nature is a lot tougher than given credit for.

  319. 319
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Your total content and of previous postings here – adequately display – your bent, agenda and lack of being able to addresse the content of the comment.

    i have battered completely; far better pathetic trolls than you, off into the ether on here for the past few years. Kindly fuck off back to your paymasters with your tail between your legs you Rsewipe.

    Attack the man and not the content of the comment is ‘old fucking crap’ – grow some or bugger off to some kiddy fiddling site.

  320. 320
    Fabians are EVIL says:

    There is one fact that keeps on being ignored by the bovine tribal idiots that vote for Labour.

    Without exception EVERY attempt at governing by the Labour party has ended in an economic and social mess.

    The other uncomfortable truth is that each and every time the Conservatives have had to come in and clean up their mess.

    Why can’t people learn?

  321. 321
    Anonymous says:

    While some might not consider it the done thing to say ‘liar’, was it not less-than-honest of Dave to claim he was a Caring Conservative?

  322. 322
    Pissed as a Newt says:

    Find a newt, any newt and any old soap dodger can cost the TAXPAYER BILLIONS.

  323. 323
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Ceratin posters on here are allowed to write the full j word – they have been noted.

    If there wasn’t some truth to what I have been saying then why am i not allowed to write the j word without being mudded?

    The answer is because i know and speak “i’s truth”.

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    They would not be foolish enough to admit it directly as it is not in their interests.

    They see it and are confounded by it.

    The scare tactics are failing because UKIP has captured the imagination now of middle England and is no longer on the fringe.

    What they don’t seem to get is that by trying the scare tactics among themselves they are only driving people away to UKIP, people who are fundamentally fed up with the current lot of bullshit artists who call themselves career politicians.

    The next lamp to illuminate is: The current status quo isn’t.

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    Eh? says:

    Given that the low-paid are able to claim housing benefit and £10,000 in tax credits, just how much more re-distribution do they need?

    If anything it is the middle class that now need wealth re-distributed back to them to make it worth their while to bother to turn up to work at all.

    I’m guessing that a future Milliband government will try and tap the super-rich. This will fail, so then he will go back to the age old approach of tapping the middle class. Only they tapped the middle-class so much last time that this time they will end up inverting the wage pyramid completely. Then we really will have a problem.

  327. 327
    White rabbit says:

    Similarly puzzled by lefty tax arguments. I’ve tried to understand and concluded it can be summarised as follows. Labour supporters pay nothing and get generous ‘support’. Everyone else gives all their money to demented Labour politicians.

  328. 328
    Ed Balls says:

    I fucked the boy Cooper but I’d rather fuck the British economy.

  329. 329
    Eh? says:

    Paying UK taxpayers money to train foreign youngsters to steal British youngsters jobs. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

    And they still expect us to stay in the EU.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    There are some details there which are inaccurate but will not divulge as that is likely at the request of plod.

    The story about Janice in NYC is 100% true – a very nice lady she is as well.

    A corollary though: If this guy is driving a Ford these days that is proof positive that the economy is very deeply fucked indeed, or he has been royally screwed over in family court.

  332. 332
    Eh? says:

    Rubbish. It’s because you go on and on and on about it. You ruin what is supposed to be a mainstream political blog with your mad conspiracy theories. You would be more at home with David I c k e or Alex J o n e s.

  333. 333
    Django says:

    As an example of The average UKIP member/supporter YOU are the reason why the party will never amount to a serious threat to the system, You are an extremist bigot!

  334. 334
    Anonymous says:

    UKIP: fooling most of the people – most of the time?

  335. 335
    Eh? says:

    “i have battered completely; far better pathetic trolls than you, off into the ether on here for the past few years.”

    Wow, you really have lost the plot, you sad loser.

    Those people you claim you battered off into the ether? They just change their nicknames, that’s all.

  336. 336
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    That was a few years back.

    Obamacare being an unmitigated cluster-fuck that has been broadly rejected by the younger generation was not predicted. How that affects the Fabian agenda is debatable.

    So – Vince Cable sees to be lefty Fabian, but the real question:

    Is David Cameron a left leaning Fabian ?

  337. 337
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Some charts in crayon and a broken Nokia.

  338. 338
    White rabbit says:

    Fungal Spores could also be a major problem. In depth discussion down the pub ?

  339. 339
    Eh? says:

    The gold standard was a fucking disaster.

    1] When an economy is growing at an average of 2.5% in real wealth due to improved production techniques, being fixed to a gold standard actually leads to deflation. Securing more gold becomes an end goal and farmers give up farming to hunt gold.

    2] There is really nothing to stop anybody simply printing more IOUs in the form of bank notes regardless of how much they have in reserve – when people find this out the shit hits the fan

    3] When people really need more currency (such as during a war) they find they can’t have it, unless they come off the gold standard. Coming off the gold standard suddenly just as you enter a war is not a great idea.

    Limits on the amount of debt that can be created are much more reasonable. The actual amount of debt that is required at any given time is actually pretty small compared to the real economic activity in the economy. But the banks don’t want that because they would become a small part of the economy instead of a huge part of the economy. Governments don’t want that because they just lov having access to the next generations wealth. The people don’t know what they want because most of them are stupid, and the stupid ones easily outvote those with IQ >120 which is what you need to understand economics. So much for democracy.

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    Red Ed's non-predator union bosses says:

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    David Cameron is a worthless pile of shite says:

    Time for Cameron to go.

  342. 342
    Eh? says:

    The yanks have already tried that in a place called Liberia. It’s a lovely place. The jungle bunnies would like it there I’m sure.

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    David Cameron is a worthless pile of shite says:

    As were depositors who suddenly found their branch was closed down and replaced with a TSB one, or just closed altogether.

    Fuck you David Cameron – you bag of worthless EU vomit pus.

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    A Rich Person says:

    Yeah, I love the idea of paying lots of lovely tax to a government that starts wars in foreign countries when instead I can gift-aid a hefty donation to my local cancer hospice.

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    Chris Huhne says:

    No, no, it was definitely crabs

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    No system is perfect – but some are more preferable.

    The Gold Standard puts a strict limit on what governments can raise, which limits their ability to wage unnecessary wars or perpetuate wars indefinitely.

    A good question:

    Could !raq or Afghan!stan have happened in a non-Fiat environment ?

    Answer:

    i) !raq : No – The funding would not have been forthcoming.

    ii) Afghan!stan : Yes – but not for 10 years, allowing a NATO Article 5 response to transform itself into some screwed up attempt to rebuild the country that was always doomed to failure.

    The other thing which is important to note is that whilst governments can build up large debts in the Fiat system, the liabilities for paying those debts off is transferred to the people, and there is nothing hard to stop governments building up the debt in the first place.

    Your point about farmers is not quite right, as every farmer and person knows that you cannot eat gold.

    In a free economy on the gold standard, if farmers did go off to look for gold, others would fill that void and produce food.

    Pure gold standard is not quite workable, but adding silver and something like Bitcoin would be. It’s effect on government funding and constraining government largess is what is important.

    Fiat money, except for the US $ which has a very powerful military to back it up is broadly worthless these days.

    The Euro is a good case in point: There are not even any real landmarks printed on their notes, and that currency has zero sovereign backing.

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    The ghost of Labour past says:

    The trouble is unless you lived in those times you just don’t understand how bad it was.

    Oh so true and it was bad, homework by candles, no coal to keep warm bodies unburied , 3 day weeks, strikes every week, unions running the government and IMF at the door after the brain drain.

    Of course most have forgotten the Tories came in and cleaned It up ready fr Blair to start all over again.

    I despair that we are going to o this all over again, and again and again

  348. 348
    The ghost of Labour past says:

    It is a lousy plan which will drop the tax take. When that happens as it will he will come for you. Be afraid be very afraid

  349. 349
    The ghost of Labour past says:

    Labour always leave government with unemployment much higher than when they started.
    Always

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    cured lefty says:

    just visited my local co-op on the outskirts of glasgow for some bits and bobs (i know ,no howling please) in all the years never saw so much as a scrap of litter in the carpark and now what do i find standing at the entrance….a gap toothed fucking dirty roma k.unt beeeg isssshoooooo beeeeg iiiissssuuu

    its too late nigel we’re fucked!

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    The Governor warned today that financial institutions must not see fines for misconduct as “a cost of doing business” and said only “exemplary behaviour” would restore trust in the industry.

    Too right.

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    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    Yes, but you’ll need more than Lardarse’s tiny little chipolata to make it worth while, won’t you, Mr Harmanhater?

  353. 353
    Tony Blair says:

    Nothing to do with Ave. it was all the fault of mcMong.

    Please feel free to vote labour In the future.

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    Anonymous says:

    The Conservatives are effectively social democrats now, they are left wing and unelectable.

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    Anonymous says:

    And you’re a traitor who hates their own country.

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    Fabians are EVIL says:

    Methinks a combination of ‘Exemplary Fines’ and bad publicity should do the trick

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    Anonymous says:

    Cameron and the Tories are pro EU.

    Voting for them condemns us to more of the sale left wing Tory flavoured crap.

    The EU issue and all of the LibLabCon focused on ensuring the UK loses the last small vestiges of sovereignty we have left, is the biggest issue facing the country.

    As much as I despise Labour, I despise the EU more.

    Voting for the pro EU Tory party is the biggest mistake you will ever make and your children, and their children’s children will regret it.

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    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    It really is time to take 60 seconds off from posting your day-long, endless drivel, Anonymous. You need a break from your relentless posts, and so do we. PLEASE!

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    That shit car is a very sensible thing to leave at an unattended railway car park when you are away all day. To leave a Porche there would be asking for it.

    One of my friends was a major shareholder in one of the biggest Joberg Insurers. He lived in four different jurisdictions so was a perpetual traveller, very convenient for taxation purposes at that time. He could have had any car he wanted but drove around London in a beaten up old BMW. I travelled in it as passenger and the door rubber partly fell off when I got in!

    It is better to be a shabby millionaire in this dangerous world rather than ostensibly rich. I was running a far nicer car than his at the time. My reward for this was to have it broken into and a £1000 car phone stolen! In those days the mobiles were the size and weight of house bricks so you had one in the car and another in your case.

    There is a particular problem in Britain now in having obvious wealth. Those who do show it off become prisoner to their own egos. One has to admire Susan Boyle for applying to Ladbrokes for a part time job when she is worth £20m. At least she shows signs of a grounded approach to her money. Whether it will work for her is another matter.

    It also sounds as if your friend might have paid better attention to the distribution of his asset base and had improved tax planning as he seems to have some financial worries now that one would not expect from someone who has held down his sort of position. There is still much which can be done using corporate structures to retain past earnings and to only suffer tax when they are drawn down in the UK to pay ongoing expenses.

    I hope he recovers quickly but wonder whether he will reassess his entire situation in the aftermath of this incident. Making money is fun but one wants to live some time to enjoy what it can enable you to do. Money of itself is pretty useless and, at some point, you are a long time dead…

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    Anonymous says:

    Are you trying to drum up sympathy for Dopey Dave?

    I hope Conservative Central Office are paying you enough.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Odd that lefties spout equality, but when i point out that that should mean everyone pays the same for the state (i.e. no tax on incomes) they suddenly decide they’re not for equality.

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    The ghost of Labour past says:

    When the left leaning FT comes out against a potential left wing chancellor it’s pretty bad
    We’re stuffed if this happens

  363. 363
    Shit happens stop moaning says:

    Never cease to amaze me that loads of people only carry one card. FFS carry two, have you never heard of a contingency plan

  364. 364
    Taxpayer says:

    Yep, self defence free zones don’t benefit the law abiding.

  365. 365
    Taxpayer says:

    Yep,
    believing gays control the weather = balmy!
    believing homoeopathic amounts of gas control the weather = scyunce!

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    I don’t think you are familiar with Shenfield or money broking :-)

    Guarantee that the reference to the car is a sort of in joke, and in some ways the worst aspect of this story. That is making light of a serious situation, but such was that life which is now firmly in my past.

    As for sensible distribution of asset base – I make no comment on any of that other than he made his decisions in life.

    Period of reflection is likely on the cards for him, as it would be for anyone who had just been shot on the way to work.

    It doesn’t really matter what you do with your asset base the way the markets have been recently. Just an FYI: This guy is one of those who has been trying to keep the whole shebang afloat and honest. Not exclusively for personal gain either.

    The brokers have largely been honest, and keeping the banks as honest as possible.

    You will find the libertarian movement very strong in the brokerage world: They are friends ;-)

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    Taxpayer says:

    I don’t call it BBC Narrative 24 for nothing.

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    Roses are red , so is Ed, roses smell nice says:

    One step closer to UKIP, the party of fruitcakes, so they would have us believe, Liebour back to it’s usual even before it has won the 2015 vote, May isn’t to far away so the Euro’s will see how things are going.

  369. 369
    Taxpayer says:

    Next a film about the Barberry pirates?

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    Taxpayer says:

    It’s good to see good people helping people exit the NHS death camp and obtain some care.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Eh?

    Brown shirts are socialists. Nige isn’t a socialist.

  372. 372
    Taxpayer says:

    price controls are always a synonym for shortages.

    Another winter of discontent if people vote for labours Free-Lunch party
    TANSTAAFL

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    Anonymous says:

    As much as I despise Labour, I despise the EU more.

    A Tory vote is a wasted vote, and will simply result in more of the same traitorous pro EU Conservative flavoured socialism.

    With the entire liblabcon all pro EU and intent on destroying the UKs sovereignty, they are to all purposes one big political pile of pro EU steaming poo.

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    Taxpayer says:

    @Eh!

    +1

    Just need higher reserve requirements and lower taxes on incomes (VAT, Income taxes), to sort out problems of too much debt.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Dribble.

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    Anonymous says:

    The Tories are pro EU and anti UK sovereignty to their core.

    As such a Tory vote is a wasted vote and will merely encourage them.

    You don’t praise a dog who shits on your sofa, why would you treat the Conservatives any differently.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Others believe homoeopathic amounts of gas kill entire planets.

  378. 378
    Taxpayer says:

    Fabians supported eugenics, now they support dysgenics.

    It’s the state mandated meddling they cannot give up.

  379. 379
    Taxpayer says:

    Jobs are “owned” by employers, not employees.

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    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Gordon’s gone blonde.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Sorry, that’s 12 people, not 32.

  382. 382
    Gideon says:

    It’s about time Prime Ministers like Cameron were trained to do something useful instead of playing Angry Birds while the country goes to rack and ruin.
    Thins have come to a pretty pass when it’s the Romanians who have to do that training for us.

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    CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

    Why did the senior management at LLoyds not tell Brown to get stuffed as was their right and duty? Brown had no legal right to insist otherwise!

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    O'Brien says:

    You admire Boyle, worth over £20 million, for applying for a job that she clearly doesn’t need, when clearly that job would otherwise go to an ordinary person who does need it? What’s to admire?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537473/Subo-neighbour-hell-Woman-door-accuses-singer-belting-Wild-Horses-day-star-insists-SHE-problem.html

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    O'Brien says:

    That’s no way to talk about a self-employed businessman making a significant contribution to the UK economy!

  386. 386
    Brownist hightist says:

    Her neck – and in the immortal words of Johnny Cash, the water is rising; it’s five feet high and rising….

    Better go back to Kenya where the flood plains dry out much more quickly.

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    Brownist hightist says:

    There is an empty lonely looking lamp post just outside my front gate if anyone can make use of it…

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    None so blind as them what don't want to see says:

    Oh look over there >>>>>>>>>>>>> a nice tray of shiny gongs…

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    Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:

    Rich people, by and large, are less of a burden on the state and should actually pay less tax if we are being fair.

    But this is not about fairness but parasitism.

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    OK, I get the car, now! :-)

    Used to visit Brentwood often for both business and personal reasons. A friend in Ingatestone used to own a business in Shenfield. Very familiar with that station, though I would normally drive. Another colleague in Pilgrims Hatch. Stayed with all of them and looking at the map, it brings back several lifetimes!

    Having had a UK scope for about three decades, I can look at anywhere and say similar things though and, being insatiably curious, I never missed an opportunity to discover new places in order to increase my understanding and enjoyment of the country. Maybe I missed some nuances?

    My closest connection with money broking was I lived next door to a Tulletts director (before the 1990 merger) but I have to admit that our worlds were rather different even though we were friendly enough. You probably met him. I did know people from Collins and Panmure but the names changed so many times that I am now completely out of touch.

    On what one does with asset base at any time, good or bad: No answer is complete without the word spread IMHO!

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    JH3984902389032 says:

    The brownshirts wear tie-die these days.

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    ОK, І gеt thе cаr, nоw! :-)

    Usеd tо vіsіt Brеntwооd оftеn fоr bоth busіnеss аnd pеrsоnаl rеаsоns. А frіеnd іn Іngаtеstоnе usеd tо оwn а busіnеss іn Shеnfіеld. Vеry fаmіlіаr wіth thаt stаtіоn, thоugh І wоuld nоrmаlly drіvе. Аnоthеr cоllеаguе іn Pіlgrіms Hаtch. Stаyеd wіth аll оf thеm аnd lооkіng аt thе mаp, іt brіngs bаck sеvеrаl lіfеtіmеs!

    Hаvіng hаd а UK scоpе fоr аbоut thrее dеcаdеs, І cаn lооk аt аnywhеrе аnd sаy sіmіlаr thіngs thоugh аnd, bеіng іnsаtіаbly curіоus, І nеvеr mіssеd аn оppоrtunіty tо dіscоvеr nеw plаcеs іn оrdеr tо іncrеаsе my undеrstаndіng аnd еnjоymеnt оf thе cоuntry. Mаybе І mіssеd sоmе nuаncеs?

    My clоsеst cоnnеctіоn wіth mоnеy brоkіng wаs І lіvеd nеxt dооr tо а Tullеtts dіrеctоr (bеfоrе thе 1990 mеrgеr) but І hаvе tо аdmіt thаt оur wоrlds wеrе rаthеr dіffеrеnt еvеn thоugh wе wеrе frіеndly еnоugh. Yоu prоbаbly mеt hіm. І dіd knоw pеоplе frоm Cоllіns аnd Pаnmurе but thе nаmеs chаngеd sо mаny tіmеs thаt І аm nоw cоmplеtеly оut оf tоuch.

    Оn whаt оnе dоеs wіth аssеt bаsе аt аny tіmе, gооd оr bаd: Nо аnswеr іs cоmplеtе wіthоut thе wоrd sprеаd ІMHО!

  393. 393
    Howzat1932 says:

    Howzat1932.Davos? It looks like downtown Beirut.

  394. 394
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Trying to keep anything honest usually results in you being sacked, but I suppose if enough money is involved, they might shoot you instead.

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    Anonymous says:

    Nigel is great on this sort of stuff – but to get anywhere there also needs to be a lengthy period of the party looking serious and no daft errors like refering to the last election manifesto as ‘drivel’.

  396. 396
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Don’t be so sure, Louise, it’s the Libdems we are talking about here, people who make the wrong moral choice every time they are faced with one.

  397. 397
    a voter says:

    Made me laugh.

  398. 398
    Airey Belvoir says:

    I remember us getting an 18% pay rise, and all grumbling because, under that Labour Government, inflation had hit 20%!

  399. 399
    Airey Belvoir says:

    I left a restaurant in Glasgow, and as it was a warm summer night decided to walk back along Sauchiehall Street to my hotel. The manager was aghast at this idea, feared for my safety and offered to call a taxi. When I declined, he thrust a copy of the Big Issue into my hands, saying that it might offer me some protection…I made it OK, although some upheavals outside the Victoria nightclub.

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    Anonymous says:

    Don’t you live in America now, Ms Mensch? Which country do you mean by “this”?

  401. 401
    Jim says:

    Ah, that’s right, fried Mars Bars, wondered how long it would be before some ignoramus quoted that one….
    Are you off to Morris Dancing practice tonight then, like every other Englishman?
    No? Then it must be back to scrounging off Scotland to pay for your overpopulated cesspit down there.
    I guess you’re just bitter that we have greater natural resources; more beautiful landscapes; better education; FAR less population; a REAL nationality; more genius per head of population; Oh, and the inconvenient matter that we pay more in tax than we receive to subsidise those lazy English scroungers…..
    And another bugbear, would all those English ‘climbers’ who keep heading up the Ken Ghoms (Cairngorms) please stop falling off them and costing our rescue teams millions to treat them and send them back home. Either learn to climb, or stay off our big boys’ mountains, they ain’t like the Dales y’know.
    And no, I’m not voting for independence.

  402. 402
    Jim says:

    Or in other words;
    ‘More than HALF the population, would mind’

  403. 403
    I went into a chip shop in England and got mugged, by an immigrant says:

    “The ONLY people who mind are the Westminster politicians particularly LibDems and Labour. ”

    And more than half the population of the UK

  404. 404
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To Eh? – you say of mad conspiracy theories. That is a matter of opinion. And by the way you have hoisted yourself upon your own retardedness here and in another few comments around – why? Read the fucking strapline atop this blog dickhead.

    p.s. ‘They just change their nicknames’ – that’s correct and because I made mince meat out of them and they had to change their nicknames for being totally embarrassed at having lost their arguments. Try thinking a little deeper next time shit4brains.

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    broderick crawford says:

    INDEED YOU DO SEEM TO HAVE TAUGHT HIM EVERYTHING HE KNOWS MANSE MINOR.

    TO THE EXTENT HE HAS REMEMBERED OVER A PERIOD OF CIRCA SIX MONTHS NEVER TO LOOK AT HIS WATCH DIAL DIRECTLY WHEN WISHING TO KNOW THE TIME OF DAY .

  406. 406
    broderick crawford says:

    promoting the education agenda @killinhfields @ak47 ??

    y e e e s s … that neatly says it all sarah

    it s the mid seventies Pol Pot policy resurrected isn t it you capricious girl .

    so why not just add @yearzero @Abolishcivilisation @ruralreeducation.

  407. 407
    broderick crawford says:

    THANK YOU KINDLISSIMO 283 /287 FOR THE CLIP WHICH FOR SOME TECHNICAL REASON DOES NOT PLAY BACK ON GUIDO S MAIN BYLINE .

    NOW WE KNOW HOW GOOD NIGEL REALLY CAN BE ON SCRIPTED MESSAGES SO THE OTHER THREE NERDS HAD BETTER START QUAKING IN THEIR HESITANCIES AND LISPS IF EVER THEY COME UP AGAINST HIM IN ANY HUSTINGS DEBATE . THANKS AGAIN .

  408. 408

    Have you ever had a pint of beer you don’t need?

  409. 409
    Said says:

    Actually this drug is not prescribed to people who want cosmetic weight loss.
    The formula for having a healthy and slender body is to engage an
    exercise program, eating healthy, avoiding tobacco, and taking African Mango Plus.


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