February 10th, 2014

Guardian’s Internet Disconnected

red edEd Miliband is due at Guardian HQ shortly to give the Hugo Young Lecture, and what happens?

The internet goes down…

From: Sheila Fitzsimons

Dear all, In order to try and resolve the internet connectivity issue in Kings Place we will make a network change at about 3pm. It would help if those of you who don’t need to use the internet could limit your use for the rest of the day. Thanks for your patience today – everyone is trying as hard as possible to resolve the problems. Sheila

Have they tried switching it on and off?


  1. 1
    Sue Denim says:

    If they switch it on and off, it will never work.

    I suggest off and on.

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Common Man says:

    It’s a cost of broadband crisis…

  4. 4
    Ravinder Gupta says:

    Ed Miliband has already broken the energy sector with his bungling scare stories, he’ll switch the entire country off with his left-wing policies.

  5. 5
    Mongbiot channeling the ghost of BR says:

    ‘the inevitable effects of global warming.

  6. 6
    Robdog says:

    . . . . Or just off?

  7. 7
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Grauniad having problems? Who would have thought that?

  8. 8
    Privatise the BBC says:

    Surely you mean switching it off and on – assuming it was on in the first place?

  9. 9
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Floods Move East: PM Told ‘Get Down Here Now You Useless Tory Git”

    A flood warden helping people evacuate deluged homes has made desperate appeal to David Cameron for help, telling him: “Get your waders on and get down here now you useless Tory git”

  10. 10
    Computer says:


  11. 11
    Bill Quango MP/5 says:

    Tomorrow is actually national safe internet day.
    They are probably clearing the servers in advance of all malicious, spamming, hijacking, Trojan, malware.

    In other words anything lefty has to be switched off.

  12. 12
    Bill Quango MP/5 says:

    I wouldn’t have thought having the PM turn up would be much use, would you?
    Unless he’s on his yacht there’s not much he can do.

  13. 13
    Ed Moribund says:

    Ith a cowst of {blip}

  14. 14
    Stating the bleeding obvious says:

    Eric Pickles says hgh risk the Thames, the Severn and Wye will flood.

  15. 15
    The Guardian says:

    Please do not laugh at the Guardian.
    Being sour faced killjoys is a very difficult job that someone has to do.

  16. 16
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Well he could stand on his soap box and campaign for Scottish Independence.

  17. 17
    garbage produced garbage says:

    FFS the tossers in the House of Corruption are congratulating civil service, plod and fire brigade for the jobs they get paid for, hadn’t realised they saved all those houses and the Levels from flooding, it’s really should be a story for a comedy playhouse, sort the problems out you wankers and stop yapping.

  18. 18
    The British Public says:

    Well if London goes under, at least it will be no great loss to the country.

  19. 19
    Hoo Flung Deng says:

    Has anyone seen the size of my Tony’s wad, it’s fantastic!

    He is such an “alright” sort of guy as well.

    He has everything.

  20. 20
    BBC Red Bottom says:

    We TOLD you it was gobal warming!
    We were right and you righties were wrong.

    Now when will the prime minister raise taxes to 80% to stop the flooding?

  21. 21
    GCHQ NSA says:

    Dave told us to cut off the adolescent Ed

    Normall service will be returned when suitable

  22. 22
    Sheila says:

    Our attempts to run an entire computer network powered only by turnip juice will not be sabotaged by the Murdoch press comrades!

  23. 23
    Kinnochio says:

    We are all Alright on the Left

  24. 24
    Grrr says:

    Socialists unable to run something? Unthinkable.

    They did such a good job in N Korea, E Germany and the Soviet Union, I’m sure they’ll have everything working nicely.

  25. 25
    Eureka says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo, Pickles, don’t jump in the thames!!!!!

    Well at least not until the flood had subsided a bit, give them a chance!

  26. 26
    BBC Moonbat says:

    I am afraid that we will have to accept that more internet outages will happen in future because of man made global warming, which is caused by Tory cuts.

  27. 27
    GCHQ - The Brains Behind The NSA says:

    It was them wat did it not us.

  28. 28
    Taxpayer says:

    And communities all along the Thames Valley have been abandoned by the “emergency services”

    Including the Police FFS

  29. 29
    Kay Burlesque says:

    That thing with the red star on his beret

    I want him as my toy boy

  30. 30
    Mitch says:

    Even if I had an internet connection I wouldn’t watch a speech by Miliband? There are more..erm..interesting things to watch.

  31. 31
    lojolondon says:

    They should try paying the bill for starters – not everything is for free, especially to commies!

  32. 32
    SNAFU says:

    And the is me thinking that all the Guardian used the internet for was to book Brazilian boyfriends.

  33. 33
    thostids says:

    He could resign!

  34. 34
    The British media are cunts says:

    i see the climate change loons are out in force again, especially on the BBC. Can someone update me as to how Ireland. France, Spain and Germany are coping with all the rain?

  35. 35
    Mitch says:

    He has Herpes.

  36. 36
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    What came first the on or the off.
    Could someone just turn Ed Miliband off.

  37. 37
    Hoo Flung Deng says:

    Tony always tells me he is to the right of Heinrich Himmler or Heydrich even, but with considerably more money in the bank than they could have ever dreamed of!

    I don’t like lefties! I love my Tony!

  38. 38
    Canute needs to ride again says:

    Watching the crap being said in the house of horrors, climate change is the first thing that comes out of the so called MPs, the would do better to stop the crap by stopping the yap and get on and let the real people sort the problem out.

  39. 39
    Hoo Flung Deng says:

    My stimulation is commensurate with the itch! He IS a genius you know!

  40. 40
    Lord Smith says:

    A team is on its way…

  41. 41
    Offended says:

  42. 42
    Lord Smith says:

    Who me????

  43. 43
    Ippikin says:

    “Switching it on or off”
    That reminds me of Howard Walawitz’s Robot Hand experience.

  44. 44
    Eric Von Pickles says:

    I am still out at lunch.

  45. 45
    Mr T says:

    No way sucker, i’m out with Jack D tonight.

  46. 46
    Maybe this is why Ed has been remarkably quiet over the last few days says:

  47. 47
    Lottie Dexter, St Trinian's Hockey Captain and Govt. IT Expert says:

    Don’t worry. I’ve got this.

  48. 48
    C.O.Jones says:

    Who would have thought 30 years ago that an MP could base his career solely on talking crap about the weather.

  49. 49
    King Kinnute says:

    You can’t beat nature, forget all that windmill nonsense it just means I and my lovely wife make even more money!

  50. 50
    C.O.Jones says:

    It was uncosted when it was introduced, that was the way they did things all those years ago.

  51. 51
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Sanity and common sense will only return to the West when the people rise up and lynch every eco-loon from the nearest tree/lampost, starting preferably with Al Gore & Moonbat!

  52. 52
    Will says:

    Ed cannot connect with voters !!!

  53. 53
    Robert says:

    The biggest LOL here is that she sent an email about an internet connection issue.

  54. 54
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It has just been announced that a special tax of 100% on earnings over the minimum wage is to be applied to all BBC employees to help pay for river dredging in Somerset :-)

  55. 55
    Tulip says:


  56. 56
    Fish says:

    Echoed by some resident of Wrayesbury, on the Beeb, saying Cameron had to get down there, NOW.

    With his magic wand ? (I think that the BBC are lovin’ this)

  57. 57
    Websters Dictionary says:

    all those years ago.

    The reign of terror.

  58. 58
    Ziggy says:

    Even money for a hosepipe ban by September?

  59. 59
    C.O.Jones says:

    After the reign of terror the price of crayons came down, thankfully!

  60. 60
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Perfect song for the weather and the state of British politics.

  61. 61
    Monsieur Grenouille says:


    Comme nous le disons ici en Bretagne, ‘L’Agence de l’environnement’ est de la merde

  62. 62
    The BBC up to its neck..... says:

    I watched Ben Brown on BBC Breakfast broadcasting from Datchet at 8am standing(?) in water just over his feet and as the day progressed the water got higher and higher although he or perhaps his editor decided that he should link all the BBC floods coverage from there standing in rising flood water(a bit like them insisting Clive Myrie did the same yesterday in the rain at flooded Dawlish rail station)It would would make great telly if we could go live and watch as he was totally submerged but at 4pm Ben obviously decided he’s had enough and to bail out with the water lapping over the top of his wellington boots and decamped to outside slightly less flooded ground outside the flooded Datchet Train Station with drier feet

    The BBC will be with you until the end or at least until the BBC helicopterpicks them up as the floods rise

  63. 63

    That is his intention !

  64. 64
    Flooding the market says:

    Totally spot on…..It’s the wrong sort of rain apparently…it’s falling too quick and too much

  65. 65
    Justice we have none says:

    Listening to the house of horrors crap, isn’t it time, that all MPs, uncivil servants and hangers on, take total responsibility and financial responsibility of everything they do, it seems even if they do/are wrong they still walk away with a golden handshake and pension, time these were removed and jail should be the norm ,

  66. 66
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    After the reign of terror came the rain of terror :-)

  67. 67
    Gooey Blob says:

    Has Gordon “Jonah” Brown’s jinx been transferred to Unelectable Ed?

  68. 68
    Sally says:

    You promised me me! ME! ME!

  69. 69
  70. 70
    Border Terrier says:

    Kings Place on Auto Trader Plaza: crap venue for a crap event.

  71. 71
    Not Waving but Drowning of Somerset says:

    Ed Mullahband

  72. 72
    Labour votiing Thicko! says:

    Useless arsewipes.

  73. 73
    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    They will if he jumps in.

  74. 74
    The Critic says:

    Please please,let Islington be inundated…….

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Once upon a time, a disgruntled someone tried to disrupt Parliament using gunpowder. Yet who would have thought we would live to see a day, when Parliament attempted to disrupt democracy and free speech using hacking?

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