February 10th, 2014

Jonah Curse Strikes ‘Defrauded’ Think Tank

Back in 2009 the Prime Mentalist gave a glowing endorsement for a newly set-up financial think tank called the International Centre for Financial Regulation:

“As the international community moves from crisis management to longer-term reform, The International Centre for Financial Regulation will help governments, regulators and firms across the world to learn from recent experiences and build a stronger global regulatory framework.”

Gordon was so impressed they were given millions in government grants. Fast forward five years and today one Charles Taylor, chief operating officer of the International Centre for Financial Regulation, appears in court charged with defrauding the think tank out of £589.705.45. And to top it all it’s gone bust as well…


119 Comments

  1. 1
    Fred Goodwin says:

    Give that man a knighthood!

  2. 2
    seriously? says:

    Fuck it. I want to set up a think-tank to be given millions in government grants.

    How much do I need to donate to the Tory/Labour party?

    • 6
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      None!

      Yo just have to be pro..

      Gays
      Immigration
      Foreign aid
      Race equality
      Gender Equality
      Positive discrimination
      Deregulation for the City of London
      (Anti) white
      Lower wages
      Bennies for the feckless

      etc, etc.

      • 18
        Politically correct vermin should be kept far away from the levers of power says:

        Don’t forget: the applicant needs a firmly held belief that English culture either (a) doesn’t exist and never has existed and (b) if it did or does exist, it’s inherently evil.

      • 61
        Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran says:

        There is no homosexuality in Iran. It is illegal and therefore it does not happen.

        • 67
          seriously? says:

          Second only to Thailand in the number of ‘gender reassignments’ though.

          For a perfect God old A*ll*h sure makes a hell of a lot of mistakes. issues all men with a c*ck that needs to be attacked with a knife to get it just ‘right’ and even gets a huge number of m*u*sli*ms sex wrong.

          Who’s a silly God, eh?

          • Anonymous says:

            @ seriously 2:41 pm. They’re all silly ‘cos they only exist in the imagination as an idea created by power seekers to frighten & control the masses.

        • 113
          Jack Ketch says:

          That’s funny, Persian Classical poetry is almost exclusively about bonking little boys or soldiers.

        • 115
          broderick crawford says:

          TONY SOPRANO SAYS

          Right on paesaaa… just like there is no mafia in either sicily or new jersey

          it just does nt exist !

    • 79
      Jeremiah says:

      Hmmm I remember a Yank who said he wanted to build a car factory in northern Ireland , to build this fabulous sports car he had designed and could he have £100M, Maggie said of course here you are and the factory was built, I think the only car’s claim to fame was in the ironically named “Back to the Future” and a succession of problems and of course it went bust.

  3. 3
    constituency trainbound says:

    och aye the noo

  4. 4
    Monocular Moron says:

    *picks nose*
    *gobbles snot*

    NURSE!

  5. 5
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    You just couldn’t make all this up. We are quite literally being taken for mugs.

  6. 7
    Ravinder Gupta says:

    What a bunch of plonkers.

    Gordon Brown should be on trial for running the nation on to the rocks.

  7. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    It started in American Apparel.

  8. 11
    EA says:

    We would like to make it clear we are in no way associated with the Environment Agency. We produce video games of top notch quality. The other EA produce shit.

    • 32
      Bill Quango MP/5 says:

      EA was recently voted worst company in the world.
      The video game one. In fact they have sailed into a shitstorm over their gouging of punters on Dungeon Master Free to pay {that isn’t free to play, only fee to pay}.

      And they have manipulated the ratings system to make the game appear a 5* hit.

      http://www.reddit.com/r/gamernews/comments/1xc1e3/ea_keeping_users_from_giving_dungeon_master_low/

      Its all very, very New Labour. Something that costs a fortune is labeled free.
      People’s right to a voice is terribly important {providing that voice agree with new labour policies}

      • 44
        Sue Denim says:

        labelled

      • 64
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        The fact that if you don’t shell out £70 on gems to pay the workers who are digging the dungeon an exorbitant rate to dig more quickly and do the job properly, on pain of them taking over 6 hours to unreliably do what you need them to do is not game play.

        That is much more reflective of the culture of work which was created under Labour.

        EA perhaps are experimenting with reality AI on this game ?

  9. 13
    "10 reasons I should not resign" by Chris Smith says:

    1/ Err!

    • 91
      The BBC - the thinking person's retards says:

      He should not resign because:

      1) Because he’s an arse-bandit
      2) He’s a socialist
      3) He likes immigrants

  10. 14
    Gordon Brown says:

    In order to carry out my important charity work, I need to fly first class and stay in 5 star hotel suites, complete with young, tanned masseurs called Ronaldo.

    • 112
      Sylvio says:

      - Gordon Brown – wasn’t he the twat who was photographed stealing buttplugs from tramps?

  11. 15
    Shergar says:

    This is the future if Milliband/balls ever get elected.

  12. 16
    Mornington Crescent says:

    This is not spending, this is borrowing to invest!

  13. 17
    Steve Miliband says:

    The Office of Gordon and Sarah will probably go bust.

    • 27
      The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown says:

      Quite the contrary.

      We have invested all of our earnings in ice-cubes, which we have placed in boxes in a nearby warehouse. Come summer, we shall sell our investment and make a significant profit.

    • 29
      seriously? says:

      Not before the directors all get paid and the director’s pension scheme gets topped up to the maximum allowable. Which, for serving or ex-MPs is probably not subject to the same maximum limit as the rest of us. To attract the very best into politics you understand.

  14. 19
    Ctesibius says:

    I love it when you produce these, Guido.

    We know that exposure of the Curse of Jonah Brown really riles the snot-gobbler so keep pointing out places where the curse has brought down all those touched by Mr. Brown’s snot-stained fingers. (And wasn’t it shown one that Brown himself reads this column? If you are, JGB, just fuck off.)

    It also really hurts Labour plonkers too. You can see this because of their failed attempts to set up n identical ‘joke’ involving Cameron. Unfortunately that hasn’t worked. Firstly because it’s not true, and secondly because socialists don’t generally have much of a sense of humour anyway.

  15. 21
    The Sod says:

    Surely not related to this other criminal. Liberia’s Charles Taylor transferred to UK, then with Goron who knows what lies under the woodwork,

  16. 22
    Sarah says:

    Now that Gordon has had his colostomy I need a new pair of shoes to match the bag.

    Can I stick them on the Charity expense account?

  17. 23
    PDubya says:

    It’s ironic really when you bear in mind that Brown was one of the prime movers of International Light touch or Fxxx all Regulation prior to his no more boom & bust train hitting the buffers full tilt.

  18. 24
    Jonah Watch says:
    • 28
      A Water Vole says:

      Vote for Gordon Brown

    • 37
      The office of Sarah and Gordoom McBrown {overseas} says:

      That is a lie! I had the best headlines of my entire Prime Minister-ship when I put in some wellies and flew over some flooded fields.

      The media loved it.

      Now you are revealing that even that was my fault.

    • 52
      Jack says:

      Typical conning doublespeak

      Must have been organised by the imposters Milliband and Balls

      Gordoom was never sanevenough to draft this

  19. 26
    Charles Taylor says:

    It’s all Thatcher’s fault.

  20. 30
    Save Eric says:
  21. 33
    Somerset resident says:

    You can just FEEL all of that environent!

  22. 36
    altruism in industry says:

    there was some Bulgarian pair and a sprog in front of me at Tesco this morning. The female was wider than she was tall which was about 4 foot 6″. I do not understand why they are not extinct.

  23. 40
    Hugh janus says:

    Rennard has served proceedings on the Limp Dims over his suspension.

    Thid is going to be so much fun. . .

  24. 41
    Penfold says:

    Just an accounting glitch, some invoices weren’t entered correctly, expenses were wrongly accounted for, we were busy and the accounts got forgotten.

    Nothing to see, nothing to be worried about, we’re all working to a common purpose.

  25. 42
    Jack says:

    I find this most appropriate

    Given that UK regulators including the Bank of England (recent Bloombert article) ere accomplices in the pillaging and fraud carried out hy London bankers under New Labour, it is quite logical that this think tank should indulge if fraud

    The whole financial system is criminal to its core STILL

  26. 45
    Stranded in my car in 3ft of water says:

    To smoke, or not to smoke…that is the question.

  27. 46
    George Moonbat says:

    I told you global warming was coming!

    Behold! 40 homes are under water!
    The Armageddon is here!

  28. 47
    A non Swivel Eyed Loon says:

    The flooding is because they haven’t got enough enrichment or gayers down that neck of the woods.

  29. 50
    Nonce lover says:
    • 60
      Different Halls says:

      You do know she’s talking about a different Stuart Hall, not the It’s a Cockout one?

      • 62
        Nonce lover? says:

        Yep, forgot the ? in my moniker

      • 85
        John Bellingham says:

        She’s talking about a terribly clever negro who was quite influential for about 15 minutes back in the 1970s. He was a “cultural theorist” whose complicated writings came down to “Whitemanbadblackmangood”

    • 71
      Stuart Hall says:

      I’m not dead. I’m in the nick.

  30. 51
    Mark Prickhard says:

    Myleene gives me the horn.

  31. 53
    Ed Miliband says:

    This think tank failed because of the bedroom cost of living tax double dip top rate crisis.

  32. 54
    interesting says:

    See. Viewers of this profile also viewed
    http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/charles-taylor/12/569/b99

  33. 57
    What ever you do, don't open the door says:
  34. 63
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Tube strike on Tuesday & Wednesday. Road disruptions expected.

    Vote Tory for more of the same !

    Hear ! Hear !

    • 68
      Ed Miliband, Labour Saviour says:

      Vote Labour for no more strikes at all ever.

      We’ll simply give the unions what they want.

      It’s the cost of Lying Crisis.

    • 74
      seriously? says:

      When the unions go on strike nobody blames the government. They blame the unions and, by extension, Labour.

      Bob Crow going on strike just reminds everybody over 40 – you know – the ones who vote – just what it means to have a union-dominated Labour party.

  35. 70
    Sally Bercow says:

    Inviting right wing political blogger,Guido Fawkes to Magna Carta commemorations be like asking The Hunchback of Notre Dame to ring the bell of liberty.

    • 77
      seriously? says:

      Did Sally actually tweet that? It does sound like the sort of stupid thing she would say.

      Time, I feel, to suddenly discover a great deal of empathy with the disabled, the halt, the lame and particularly the hunch-backed and swoon all over Twitter about Sally’s insensitivity towards the disabled.

  36. 73
    Red Ed Rubberband says:

    Cotht of my pwedethethor cwithith!

  37. 75
    Seemed like a good idea at the time says:

    TV Celeb Davina McCall discovers talk is cheap as she pulls out of 500 mile trek after 1.5 miles:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26117940

    • 78
      Handycœck says:

      Rather than sport relief how about hand relief?

    • 83
      seriously? says:

      Who does she think she is? Prince Edward?

      Even though she’s a celeb I have to take my hat off to Davina after she stepped up when some ‘daredevil’ wimped out and she bungee-jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

      • 88
        The EU says:

        She only did it in the hope that her neck would be stretched a little closer to the human norm.

  38. 80
    Emergency ward 10 says:

    Why for are things that happen now called major incidents, why are they declared and what happens when they are declared?

  39. 95
    Graham says:

    Lehmann Brothers but on a very much smaller scale.
    However , never ask the Prime Mentalist for a tip for the Derby or the Grand National.

  40. 97
    Graham says:

    Has anything endorsed by the Prime Mentalist been a success story ?

  41. 104
    Kevin Bollox says:

    Och aye did aye fock this one oop as well ? Sorry people but aye am a silly wee shitehead, but please vote for me in Kikaldy where aye am the Minister of maye own Palement

  42. 109
    Marius The Ex Giraffe says:

    Just for the record, is there any record of that c..t visiting my zoo? over here in the former third reich ghetto of Copenhagen, maybe a day trip on expenses or similar?

  43. 110
    Reggie Reader says:

    Some point-and-comma confusion in the amount allegedly lost, Guido.


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Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

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I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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