February 11th, 2014

WATCH: Hammond Confronted by Angry Flood Victim


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    Tooth fairy says:

    That lady should be Environment Minister.

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    Anonymous says:

    CBE, Can’t be everywhere.

    Silly woman, Wraysbury is just one of a huge number of places effected around the country.

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    walking into darkness says:

    Just a thought, but why don’t we build some reservoirs along the route of the Thames, jobs and flood protection and maybe no stupid hosepipe ban in the summer

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    Steve Miliband says:

    A She wasn’t that angry

    B He dealt with it well

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    The Minister of Defence says:

    Where is the Army when I need it?

    Or the Diplomatic Protection Plod?

    They all seem to have gone AWOL…

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    poumista says:

    Lets cut more from the Flood defence budget, and let nature take its course.

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    Angry citizen says:

    Given that we are in the Katrina Syndrome

    She is doing the only thing she can…

    Organising her community

    Good for her

    Shame on the useless government and local authorities

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    Cheshire Cat says:


    Today the BBC, Lefty Comedians, the EU, The Guardian & the Socialist Worker Launched Flood Disaster Appeal to help fellow British citizens suffering from unmitigated disaster……………….various showbiz personalities…….yeah right

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    Green Dee says:

    New, from the makers of Omnishambles and National Buffoon’s Petrol Panic, it’s:

    National Buffoon’s Flood Fiasco

    In an abandoned High Street near you, NOW

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    altruism in industry says:

    I neknominate Pickles to eat a whole giraffe

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    What's In A Name says:

    As soon as you hear a phrase like “Gold Command” you just know it is crap and it will not be a good outcome.

    Phil might just as well get indoors and put his feet up with a cup of tea!

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    mrs mopp says:

    inside my hi-vis coat!

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    peterthe painter says:

    Brilliant lady.

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    She loves the attention tbh says:

    Why haven’t they slept for 4 weeks when Berkshire only flooded a few days ago?

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    Pope Francis says:

    A classic example of the disconnect between politicians, the public sector and the needs of the public, they are supposed to serve, now in the UK. Over the last 30 years their pay and pensions have gone up astronomically while at the same time their services and dedication to the public have massively declined, There is no better example than this of how these supposed elites now serve just themselves, not us. Self serving parasites!

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    Col. Nut says:

    The government have known about sink estates for years.

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    dai swinging says:

    one of the (several) funny aspects of FLOODGATE is that it has hit swing-voter land – the politicoes can’t put a foot wrong but can’t see where they stand

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Only 40 houses have been flooded in the flood plain that is Somerset. Village near me had more than that flooded in 2012. Didn’t see an MP, SKt TV or the Daily mail then.

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    Ah! History will record says:

    The Dutch had one lad, one finger. Success.

    The EA had eleven thousand employees, forty-four thousand fingers.

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    Selohesra says:

    Saw her on TV last night – wonder if she is erally politicall neutral?

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    Loopy Lou says:

    I have a bronze swimming medal.

    Where does this stand in the grand scheme of things ?

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    She loves the attention tbh says:

    The way she’s talking makes me suspect she isn’t just an interested resident. She seems to be a local agency employee?

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    Cross Party Ineptitute and Corruption says:

    Gold Command!!!!!!

    Bloody good job it is just a biblical flood and not Putin unleashing his nuclear arsenal…….can you imagine!!!

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    Blackpole says:

    My thoughts exactly.

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    nackered of neston says:

    send the lolly to cheshire – mr cat – and for heaven’s sake try to keep a straight face

    these are serious hand-out times

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    i don't need no doctor says:

    That lady is frustrated and tired having done her best for her community. How sad that Sky and the BBC keep winding her up, and set up her meeting with Hammond purely to get an headline. The BBC and Sky do not give a fuck about the floods, only attacking the government.
    Residents should not be taken in my the agenda of the media.

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    Ah! I've got it says:


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    Whiffler says:

    Bang on.

    Good luck to the local lass, she has obviously been working long & hard for her community and it’s unsurprising that request was for ‘the army’, then ‘just six’, then ‘fifty’.

    Same location they are asking for sandbags, then saying the water is coming up through their drains.

    Hammond was most impressive of politicians so far, but then again he’s local and has a lot of manpower. He’s also watched the vids of how not to do it.

    Where are all the job seekers ?

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    i don't need no doctor says:

    Eighty-eight thousand fingers. Are you Ed Balls?

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    Fish says:

    She has been on Sky, losing it every hour, for the last 24 hours

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    dai wondering says:

    have you ever fingered a dyke?

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    Inshallah mate says:

    All they need to do is say they’re m*slim and the government will help them.

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    testiclees says:


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    Cowboys Without The Indians says:

    Cobra, Gold Command, I feel sure there are endless other acronyms, they are like a bunch of kids in the playground what is today’s macho name!

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    A ginger tom cat says:

    I have learnt something this morning: never engage in a debate with anyone wearing a high visibility jacket.

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    Fish says:

    Shame on the useless government and local authorities


    Why? They haven’t made it stop raining?

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    i don't need no doctor says:

    They must have had another story to stir the shit.

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    Col. Nut says:

    Were they watching the cricket?

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    Ah! I've got it says:

    Nek giraffe gettit?

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

    Shame we don’t have those green goddesses anymore with their pumping capacity.

    Now i wonder which monocular jock retard wanker sold them off just like he sold off 400 tonnes of gold at rock bottom prices.

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    Bewildebeest says:

    Ah yes but then Guido’s headline wouldn’t fit the reality…oh hang on…
    Why do journalists have this inability to understand and relay the truth ?

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    Fish says:

    Especially a brand new one

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    Mark Oaten says:

    Fancy a Golden Shower?

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    Eric "Dutch" Pickles says:

    Anyone seen a dyke, I’m ready to put my finger in!

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    a great time to be a Tory says:

    So that is Hammond Pickles and Patterson well and truly finished.

    Best to tell Tessie May to keep her head down and fly out of the country for some high level meeting.

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    bubble says:

    Balls was the economy, the flooding is about protecting newts

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    Gold Commander says:

    I got my outfit from Poundland.

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    The Sod says:

    Hammond handled it well. She should have asked “why do you take orders from the EU instead of using common sense as in the past”, But she probable supports the EU and the greeny idiots.

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    Anna Eagle says:

    I am in front of you, Fatso.

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    Ah! I know but says:

    I was assuming they would have to keep one hand free for personal use.

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    The British media are total cunts says:

    The Beeboid reporting from Westminster on BBC News 24, Norman Smith is a complete an utter total fuckwit. He has brought the art of pouting verbal diarrhea to new heights.

    Doing his bit to protect the establishment of course.

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    Rainbow Colour Command says:


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    Hollywood says:

    Newsflash: It looks like the good ship lollipop has just gone down.

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    Dave the tit says:

    Well, it’s nice to see the a big Society plan finally coming together, isn’t it?

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    Ah! I know says:

    And where do you think the water that cannot invade Holland ends up? Bastards.

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    Proper Job says:

    But Why did Cameron come to Newquay?

    We haven’t got any floods down here in Cornwall and the sun is shining.

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    Johnny Norfolk says:

    1 good womn is better than 10 pressed men.

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    Johnny Norfolk says:

    1 good woman is better than 10 pressed men.

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    My Robin says:

    He was making sure his holiday home was ok

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    Corrie-and-Tits-watcher says:

    I wonder whether Gheedough’s gonna take the hints and stop claiming the online Sun costs £1 per month next time

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    Lost in the wilderness says:

    Seems like she started with good intentions on the various meeja channels a couple of days ago and now she is becomming a bit of a diva. Most likely through exhaustion but prodded and cajoled by the different broadcasters looking for an explosive confrontation with a minister. Someone should hand a bucket to those wasters (reporters).

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    At last Someone who knows what they are doing. says:

    Bloody Hell.

    They should put that woman in charge.

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    Member for Windsor says:

    There are millions of local authority workers, councillors emergency service workers etc

    Why can’t they help people and organise this all on the ground?

    Other countries can and do

    I have never seen so many headless chickens running around Britain

    And such little organisaion

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    Ah! I would prefer says:

    To see him in ASDA in stockings, suspender belt etc.

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    Chris Smith says:

    Thanks for the post Lost in the wilderness.

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

    The problems of Britain cannot be tackled until all eco-loons have been lynched from the nearest tree/lamp post and then anyone wearing a hi-viz jacket has also been lynched from a tree/lamp post.

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    Alice in Blunderland says:

    Mr Nackered

    But a Cat Can Look At A King

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    Lost in the wilderness says:

    Totally agree. Didn’t see your post before I posted similar below. The reporters really are not helping the situation any more.

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    F**k the LibLabCon says:

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    Owen Jones says:

    I’m rather surprised it’s not Rainbow Command!

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    Puzzled of Heswall says:

    Unless you live down by Parkgate, nackered, why would you need floodmoney?, oh!, you see an opportunity for a bit of business.

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    Barmaid at Loulou's says:

    Tony Blair was in our joint last nite

    He closed the door at the critical moment

    Slotty was not there

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    Fed up Joe Public & all voting UKIP ORG says:

    If our so called elected SERVANTS are now starting to get the message
    just wait until the elections….

    Its time to sweep all of these pimps, parasites & leeches out of there
    solid gold Tax Payer Funded life style for good……

    NOW is the time for real change not reshuffling the deckchairs with the same
    fat arses filling them up for there own nefarious ends…….

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    Gay Gordon says:

    I’ll have you know sir my skills are in great demand all over the world, there are endless mugs out there who pay me good, nay, very very good money to hear tell how I saved the world from catastrophe!

    Only Blair earns more and he’s just lying all the time he has only ever saved himself!

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    Ah! I would prefer says:

    If you had left the man out of the woman.

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    tigerowl says:

    Going to cost billions to repair. Going to cost billions more to protect for the future. Are those people who keep saying we must pay less in tax now getting what they deserve? Environment Agency in this town built a protective wall on the river bank and stopped the town flooding. Cost a lot of money, but it worked. Looks like reality has hit home and your nice big houses need tax payers to protect you. WELL PAY UP. And all the moaning about not being able to get to work because the rails are closed…. well live near your work like the rest of us. Commuting has meant locals are priced out of their homes. So do we move money from the North to look after those in the South because they feel they are being hard done by? Get used to it. These floods are here for years to come.

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    Millionaire Bob Geldof says:

    Give us yer f%#^%# Money !!!!!

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    Hammond Organs says:

    He makes nice Organs though.

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    Tracey Temple says:

    One bad woman is squashed flat from one prescott pressing equivelent to ten men

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    Mike Handycock says:

    Give us a chance princess, you never know.

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    Londoner says:

    I have just been to visit an East London clinic for an NHS blood test. The scene resembles those refugee camps one sees billions of pounds being spent on: literally hundreds of people milling around, none of whom knew who was next. Every seat taken in the waiting room, as was all the standing room, members of the public were standing round in the corridors and crowding round the door to the clinic. The ticket machjine had been taken away in the hope it would discourage ill people from seeking aid from the medical professionals who were supposed to be takign their blood samples. There was no-one in charge.

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    Why do so many Hollywood stars end up right wing Republicans in old age? says:

    Following her venture into television, Shirley Temple became active in the Republican Party in California. In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully in a special election in California’s 11th congressional district to fill the seat left vacant by the death of eight-term Republican J. Arthur Younger from leukemia. She ran as a conservative and lost to law school professor Pete McCloskey, a liberal Republican who was a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War. She was appointed Representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly by President Richard M. Nixon (September – December 1969), and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana (December 6, 1974 – July 13, 1976) by President Gerald R. Ford. She was appointed first female Chief of Protocol of the United States (July 1, 1976 – January 21, 1977), and was in charge of arrangements for President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration and inaugural ball. She served as the United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (August 23, 1989 – July 12, 1992), having been appointed by President George H. W. Bush.

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    SPaD says:

    Ole King Cameron should take a leaf out of Prez Obamas book. He helicoptered in to the NW states disaster just days before the election & hey presto! swung it by making some vacuous speech….then did nothing.

    Cameron is doing a GW after the New Orleans/Louisiana flood disaster…..

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    Handycock says:


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    Bronze Commander says:

    We are real and present I will have you know

    We are organising the evacuation of the Coalition to higher ground

    We dont want them Cobraed do we?

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    It's raining, raining in my heart says:

    Land mmm, price of land for a reservoir and how much can be got if the land was sold as housing, the water companies are great landowners how many reservoirs did they close and use electric pumps to move the water around .

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    tigerowl says:

    So are UKIP going to stop the rain among their many policies? UKIP argue for LESS public spending. With less cash, how are they going to protect the flooded areas in the future? UKIP shoved a leaflet through my door telling me all the plans it had. More public funded items. UKIP do not seem to understand economics – among many other things they lack credibility on – that if you cut to allow the rich – like Farage – to pay less tax, there is LESS money to spend on public sector items, LIKE FLOOD PROTECTION. Shows if UKIP is the answer it really is a stupid question.

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    All in one boat says:

    Hammond handled that completely wrong.

    Instead of pretending Gold Command and Cobra know what they are doing (how can they?) he should have fessed up and put her on the payroll for the duration.

    It’s bleeding obvious that locals will have a better handle on their own situation and instead of rushing about like blue arsed flies it is common sense to work with the locals and not against them.

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    Scrambled Eggs says:

    I bet you got the stick on cardboard medals and ribbons from there too like this chap!

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    john in cheshire says:

    Because the EU won’t permit it. See the Christopher Booker article in the Telegraph from 2012, entitled ‘Keeping the Country short of water is now government and EU policy’.


    And I believe this stems from the UN Agenda 21. The people who are perpetrating this flooding outrage are following a plan which was laid down decades ago, with the connivance of all major political parties in our country. The preponderance of quangos is not accidental, it is a deliberate policy to ensure that there’s always someone else to blame (other than the politicians) when the consequences of this evil become apparent to ordinary citizens of our country. If we don’t rigorously oppose what is being done to us, then things like this flooding will happen more often and with equally dire results.

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    Democracy Now says:

    Yet another unqualified mong rejected by the public at the ballot box who is nevertheless granted preferment because of who they know, not what they know.

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    Dirty Digger says:

    You must know that we only do Vile

    Anything Vile and we will be all over it like the clap

    Guido has known that for years

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    It's not rocket science says:

    Dredge the Rivers.

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    Lord Compton of Pipes says:

    Mine are better though!

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    If shegets elected she will be another Nadine says:

    Is it her bad week ?

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    Whiffler says:

    Except it was a children’s story written in USA

    You shouldn’t need Edward Snowden to tell you that

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    Mandy from Moscow says:

    Golden Designer Dildos I say

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    Noah says:

    All aboard

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    Joe says:

    They always think they know what’s best, that’s the problem.

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    Anonymous says:

    What about the businesses, the productive farmland, the cattle and sheep (food producers, supplying local butchers etc). There is a knock on effect, transport, food supply, getting to from work. This is now affecting a large part of the UK and your comment is childish.

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    Blow up the flood gates says:

    Get the army were to blow up Teddington Lock.

    That’ll solve the problem at a stroke. The weir is designed to keep the river level unnaturally high for the navigation of what are these days pleasure boats.

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    Fishy Business says:

    Bloody hell! what prised Hammond out of the Cobra secure bunker, at least we know what did it for Dave, he just wanted the traditional meal at Rick Stein’s at Padstow.

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

    Eric Pickles as George, Chris Smith as Bungle :-)

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    Aloysius says:

    When she came out of the meeting it seems she discovered her luggage had been stolen from her official car.

    You’d need a heart of stone, etc.

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    Fancy names for incompetent overambitious fools says:

    Gold Command ? I hope thats better than Silver command as I seem to remember them being frozen by indecision which led to the death of an unfortunate Brazilian on he underground.

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    Blinking Testicules says:

    We sold all the ticket machines years ago you idiot

    Somone at Harvard told me it was the right thing to do

    Like the gold

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    Village Idiot says:

    …….To Lord Smith,a message;

    All the infections that the sun sucks up
    From bogs,fens,flats,on Lord Smith fall,and
    make him
    By inch -meal a disease!

    Hunts,the whole frigging lot of the educated elites that have taken the money that they have not earned!

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    Airey Belvoir says:

    If she can swing a few more gobby media appearances she will be moving up into MBE territory.

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    Red Ruth says:

    It’s amazing what lengths a PM will go to just to get a West End pasty.

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    What agenda is being followed here?

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    Quick Build Another Yeomill says:

    I am more than a little surprised that the Environment Agency have not arranged for the Thames Barrier to to firmly shut.

    Baron Smith of Loads A Money could proclaim a grand victory.

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    Humpty Dumpty Pickles says:

    This has all become too much of a circus for me

    I am off to Sochi to do some ski jumping

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    Rip Van Winky says:

    Go back to sleepy hollow.

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    A Shower of Shit says:

    We are your elected representatives, now do behave.

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    Gold Commander says:

    Have I earned my bonus yet?

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    Anonymous says:

    Read the EA whistleblower website, then you will know where the money for flood defence has gone – not where it should have been spent, that is obvious!

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    Don't Panic says:

    I hope you have you put your affairs in order.

    Will, funeral directions, final letters. that sort of thing. Death by blood poisoning can be quite quick….if you are fortunate.

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    Bluto says:

    They no longer think they are there to serve. They think they are there to control. This lady has just demonstrated why big government is counter productive.

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    Ex Groupie says:

    You need a good gelding Bob

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    An apt turn of phrase says:

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Doesn’t the rhyme go:-
    Pussy Cat, Pussy cat,
    Where have you been?
    I have been up to London to look at the Queen…..

    Her Ladyship, the Chair of the Environmental Agency?

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    altruism in industry says:

    There was some “can people text in their views” on the BBC radio a couple of weeks ago asking whether motorists avoid driving through puddles or deliberately tried to splash soak pedestrians. The presenter said she was astonished the number of her colleagues who said that they were of the “deliberately soak pedestrians because it’s funny” brigade. I thought that there was an interesting truth about the people who choose to work at the BBC

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    Tucker from Grange Hill says:

    When did Todd Carty become a copper?

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    Fish says:

    Yes. And she stole my democracy

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    i don't need no doctor says:

    Why are there cars with children in the House of Commons?

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    Democracy Now says:

    Hammond should leave public life. We don’t need lazy, patronising gits like him any more.

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    Bring in the big boys says:

    I demand Presidents Barroso, Van Rompuy and the Nazi one sort this crisis out. This is Europe. It’s too mportant to leave to local fools like Cameron. We need our leaders in charge

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    Truthteller says:

    F@ck UKIP, we need real change. B’N’P

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    Our Labour Council hasn’t cleaned drains or ditches since its inception in 1974. Yet the previous Tory council cleaned all drains every week and all ditches on a regular basis.

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    The Royal Family never says:

    There is loads of empty land round Windsor castle.

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    Ah! simps says:

    Easy time for the Job Centres.
    Send ‘em to fill sandbags. Men as well.

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    Button Moon says:

    That’s not how I remember Rainbow! :-D

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    Truthteller says:

    Smoke on this!!!

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    Taxpayer says:

    But they have been useless.

    Sack ‘em.

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    Truthteller says:

    So why do they keep get voted in????

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    Rob Wilson has just confirmed that the Conservatives are a left wing party.

    He stated: I don’t think we should have any truck with a pact with Ukip, because by doing so we’ll lose more votes in the centre ground than we would gain on the right-wing.

    Now since UKIP are, for the main part, following the route that Margaret Thatcher would have chosen, that means that Wilson’s centre ground must be considerably to the left of that.

    Thank you for that clarification, Rob!

    ref: http://tinyurl.com/q6zf75v

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    Taxpayer says:

    Yup. Self-aggrandizement by the bureaucratiate.

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    Fish says:

    I doubt very much that you have seen any headless chickens…apart from those in the media (particularly the BBC) rushing round inventing their own take on things, misreporting and omitting to mention what is being done. The media have their own self interest in deconstructing things and selling us stories of chaos.

    There is one exception, I grant you. The EA and Lord Smith in particular…who by my reckoning have taken five different positions on dredging since this time last year.

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    Jersey Cow says:

    Every time I hear “Gold Command” I think of Gold top milk.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Whoever she is, she is clearly better than the twat she is talking to.

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    Village Idiot says:

    …How is all the manpower that is clearing all drains,all ditches and clearing water digging channels,the ones not underwater,but have been neglected for some unknown reason(EA pension pot?),all town and country drains many of which seem blocked up should be cleared as a matter of course! Laying sandbags in an efficient way seems to be lacking,there is a skill in it that no amount of Degrees and Phd’s can be useful for!….The Quangcrats must be brought to heel,they are such a waste of money,where only vested interests seem to matter!..It is criminal,it is fraud,it is incompetence,it is neglect which has cost a fortune!

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    Anonymous says:

    The Germans actually mobilize the unemployed to keep the country going when there are problems with the weather.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I sold the gold.

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    Village Idiot says:

    …Who the Fuck are you!!!!!!!

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    Sandy Beech says:

    What about all these beaches getting destroyed?

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    Ah! says:

    Never mind that.
    WTF is he doing there?

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    How Low can Westminster Politicians go in useless trivial laws? says:

    I assume they mean smoking tobacco.

    But why stop there? What about farting in cars, coughing in cars, sneezing in cars, picking and flicking boggies in cars, playing loud music in cars and so on.

    This is pure gesture law making politics and it is what Westminster is reduced to since they have delegated all important law making to Brussels.

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    Union official says:

    ‘cos we’ll put a stop to it, that’s why

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    Anonymous says:

    Nothing to worry your pretty little head about, my dear. Just wait ‘til the fly-fracking backfires, and that should really give you something to fret about. Question: If there is no danger from re-emergence of the ‘we-are-not-permitted-to know-what’ being pumped in. Why not use these wells as a safe repository, for all those perilous chemicals we need to get rid of?

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    £55,000,000 per day buys a lot of flood defence plus another £12,000,000.000 of the foreign aid budget each year.

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    Ah! says:

    With the Eddie the Eagle Bros. no doubt.

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    Not the BBC says:

    Er none of that thank you, we do our bit by employing as many as possible.

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    Forest Gump says:

    Gold top milk is the only type of milk worth buying. That is all I have to say about that.

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    Stiff upper lip says:

    The rolling news people always,seek out the loudmouths and hysterical types-meanwhile the majority are getting on with coping with a mostly natural disaster.

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    Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Isn’t that what he said? That the locals know more than the police and army? And it wasn’t his fault Gold Command wasn’t communicating with her, either.

    I thought he was really trying to understand her and act on what she said.

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    Noah says:

    Except gayers. No reproductive value.

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    Jeremiah says:

    How true, maybe she is not in the right party, all this has shown that the government just couldn’t run a pissup in a brewery. It has been flooded for 5/6 weeks and only in the past 11/2 weeks have the politicos appeared for the usual photo op and slowly started to do something, it would appear that they are trying to crisis manage now from a distance, which as the good lady says is useless, so much so she has been acting as co-ordinator telling the coppers where they are wanted. The floods are creeping closer to Londonistan watch how fast they move when their and their buddies comfort zone might be affected. How high has the Thames got to rise to overflow the embankment at high tide?

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    Lord Smiff of the EA says:


    *dredging doesn’t work / dredging will not help / dredging is only part of the answer / dredging might make some difference / dredging will make a significant difference / the government haven’t given us enough money to dredge.

    * Please choose an appropriate answer from this selection, offered by the Environment Agency and Lord Smith over the past few months

  163. 163
    A child says:

    I like smoking. What’s it got to do with you?

  164. 164

    Great idea, set all the benefit scum and pikeys on peoples unprotected houses !

  165. 165
    Noah says:

    Sorry 81lly, there’ll be another one along shortly.

  166. 166
    A Real Milk Drinker says:


  167. 167
    Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:

    I think what she shows, is that the Govt are now throwing resources at the situation so that they can say they are doing something, but what she is saying is that whatever they say, they aren’t providing what her community needs right at this moment.

  168. 168
    Jeremiah says:

    But where is CBE?

  169. 169
    Fish says:

    Shouldn’t have allowed the children to smoke in the first place

  170. 170
    walking into darkness says:

    could the land cost be covered by the 10bn in foreign aid and the 20bn + in EU contributions? per year that is.

  171. 171
    McAdder says:

    Parliament fiddles while Britain drowns.

  172. 172
    Jeremiah says:

    Well one could fill the moat, if the isn’t a moat they can always build one.

  173. 173
    Ah! thank science says:

    I thought you’d drowned.

  174. 174
    Fish says:

    We used to do that when there was snow to be cleared. Each Labour Exchange had a set of instructions and plans to enact when there was severe snow and the unemployed were effectively conscripted to clear pavements (on pain of losing their dole for up to six weeks)

  175. 175
    Jeremiah says:

    Tumbleweed Dave has already got plans for that money.

  176. 176
    It's Magic says:

  177. 177
    Truthteller says:

    I always assumed Cameron and is brethren were to the left. The gay marriage agenda should of made that abundantly clear.

  178. 178
    Gordno says:

    We sold Gold Command years ago.

  179. 179
    Twitter Ye Not says:

    Eh? They are planning for a facebook emergency?

  180. 180
    Village Idiot says:

    …..Would you be in the pay of the EU,or any of your close aquaintances on the payroll?

  181. 181
    Ginger Tom says:

    Cats don’t like water.

  182. 182
    Elitist Twat Watch says:

    None of them have learned how to put on a pair of wellies.

  183. 183
    Jeremiah says:

    Hmm, it does seem a bit naughty of him and he has your email addy as well, as well as other things.

  184. 184
    Green Dee says:

    East London.
    Twinned with East P@kistan.

  185. 185
    Psychologist says:

    What a (typically) hysterical woman. Someone should tell her that the Prime Minister is busy running a country with 60M+ people living in it. Maybe she should blame God for the weather, or get busy with filling out insurance claim forms. She is probably a local Labour party stooge.

  186. 186
    Dave says:

    Calm Down Dear.

  187. 187
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    For fracking, what is being pumped in is water, and in huge volumes. This is hardly a state secret. While there may be loads of it about now, where will it all come from in a dry summer because you can be sure production will not be sacrificed for the sake of sucking a river dry?

  188. 188
    Shoot the cunts says:

    “Gold Command”?

    A few clueless wankers talking bollocks to each other and fuck the British people.

  189. 189
    Two Eds and not better than none says:

    So what?

  190. 190
    BBC Head of Diversity (and adviser to Mr Miliband) says:

    THERE ARE NO WOMEN THERE (well apart from someone who looks like one, AT THE VERY BACK)

  191. 191
    Jeremiah says:

    I suppose that you mean cut it in the rest of the UK but increase it for Londonistan ?

  192. 192
    Stiff up an arsehole says:

    These little people really are so, so irritating.

  193. 193
    Ah! sad says:

    Not a wet foot in the house

  194. 194

    They were mainly British people looking of work , there were few security problems.

  195. 195
    Ah! says:

    Front left.

    Do you know who I am?

  196. 196
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    How would dredging rivers help exactly when the flooded land is at sea level or below, Mr Rocket Science ?

  197. 197
  198. 198
    Marlow resident says:

    Fine by me. We have no flooding. We used to, because they held the water back to prevent London from flooding. But they built the Jubilee river and the flooding’s moved downstream a bit. But London, which let’s face it RULES, is currently OK. I’d be delighted to see the Thames barrier fail.

  199. 199
    David Bailey says:

    Now for the photo, I want you, you and you to put a hand by you mouth and appear to be thinking. Hold it!


  200. 200
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Ok let’s send the army into Wraysbury and then when someone in the next village starts screaming on SkyNews, then send them there.

    BTW the army is in Afghanistan so it will take a little while for them to get there.

  201. 201
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    I thought that Hammond handled the situation very well ,He listened and then
    gave the lady the assistance that she required .

  202. 202
    Fucking delusional says:

    “the Prime Minister is busy running a country”?

  203. 203
    seriously? says:

    Haven’t they got some Brazilian illegals to double-tap?

  204. 204
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Too late. undertaking your brilliant idea would take about 10 years but at least they would be available for the next 200 years storms in the future.

  205. 205
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    Why do you appear to hate London so much ?

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    Notice that despite working tirelessly for days that jacket doesn’t have a speck of dirt on it. Working in the wet and the mud they usually get dirty very quickly.

    Something is amis here, lokks like some skillful manipulation to me.

  207. 207
    Ah! shssssssh says:


  208. 208
    Claggy says:

    I am not opening any letters ever again.

  209. 209
    A Wounded Badger says:

    Dithering Cameron is probably History…6 weeks before action and only when Conservative areas get hit….

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    She’s had the 15 minutes of fame she wanted. Now move on!

  211. 211
    Lost in the wilderness says:

    Your welcome

  212. 212
    Newsnight in the dock? says:

    Toading Paxman interview of Toad Smith did not cover: Norfolk Broads minimal problems and no EA influence. Somerset Levels OK for 350 years, from bad 2010,11,12 to now under EA being main player. Flooding problem has grown. Offer public bodies, monies collected by who is responsible? Smith this is your only reason for being in the EA. Responsibility of maintaining the pumps was never discussed. In the 70s and 80s they lowered the water table excessively from a twitches prospective. Impact of EU farming policies not mentioned. Put in an agreed pumping regime. What is it? Did Smith only appear on Newsnight having cleared what questions were to be put?

  213. 213
    John Forth says:

    I think we should pay for it all from the ‘bankers bonus tax’. Use that money to build a massive umbrella over the whole of England. #EdAlert

  214. 214
    John Forth says:

    Because Labour exploit the most gullible in society.

    50p tax might raise enough for 70 minutes of government spending.

    tax cuts for millionaires (no a millionaire will pay no tax, it’s a tax on people EARNING £150k+ per year) Tax was much lower under Labour at 40%

    Bullingdon club

    Women %


    Any argument over 10 words with any words over 6 letters is lost on Labour voting drones. Logically Labour shouldn’t exist, but the unique inbred inverted snobbery of Britain props it up way beyond it’s lifespan.

  215. 215
    John Forth says:

    One word:- #CostOfLabourCrisis

  216. 216
    friendly fire Sue says:

    Hammond wishing he was in Afghanistan

  217. 217
    Owen says:

    I’m not really gay so I can come right? :D

  218. 218
    John Bellingham says:

    Back in the 1950s and 1960s there was an outfit called Civil Defence. Although the prime mission was emergency assistance after a nuclear attack, its subsidiary role was aid to the civil powers in the event of a natural disaster. Members got a uniform, all the tea they could drink and training in First Aid, Firefighting, traffic control, rescuing folks from buildings, train smashes and such stuff. Food, tents, pumps, medical supplies and lashings of tea were stored at strategic locations around the country and over 200,000 volunteers were on call plus another 50,000 WVRS ladies. The organisation included the Auxilliary Fire Service (all part-time volunteers), mountain rescue, coastguard, the RNLI and useful folks like amateur radio operators, people with skin-diving qualifications, potholers, nurses and men who could operate cranes and bulldozers. Even the Boy Scouts were trained to run messages and direct traffic in those pre-smartphone days.
    They did sterling work in the floods of 1947 and 1952 and were disbanded by Harold Wilson in 1968.

  219. 219
    Jack Ketch says:

    Soldier, front row, extreme right. That is a chick or an officer in the Gay Gordons.

  220. 220
    MyWatersAreRising says:

    There is no sight more distressing than flood waters rising very rapidly in residential areas and threatening to wash away a politician’s career.

  221. 221
    Colour me beautiful says:

    Anyone guess where Black Command operate?

  222. 222
    Colour me beautiful says:

    ACPO give them away free with every packet of corn flakes.

  223. 223
    Colour me beautiful says:

    Perhaps all those mong Presidents were taken in by her lollipops…

  224. 224
    The 90% who don't vote UKIP says:

    He realises that UKIP are a bunch of day-dreaming loons who say anything to anyone, with policies as robust as rice paper and who wouldn’t have the slightest idea what to do about the floods.

    You don’t have to work for the EU to come to that conclusion; you just need to have half a brain.

  225. 225
    Colour me beautiful says:

    Yes, can somebody please explain the processes by which cars procreate?

  226. 226
    broderick crawford says:


  227. 227
    Lord Stansted says:

    Why do they use these fucking stupid names? They are like a bunch of kids playing in the school yard. Gold command? More like golden shower for the lot of them. Of course we would have to remove the LibDems first – they might enjoy it

  228. 228
    broderick crawford says:





  229. 229
    broderick crawford says:


  230. 230
    Jim says:

    Me too.
    But I think it was also set up by the Media, they appeared to know her and what she was going to say. They were hoping to take the story further like they did with Pickles.

  231. 231
    Too fast? says:

    I’d prefer that Mr Hammond spent his time defending us against something more potent than a drop of rain.

  232. 232
    Tin foil top hat says:

    They take our taxes and then laugh at us.

  233. 233

    Do you mean the 90% who have not yet had a chance to vote UKIP…..YET!!!

  234. 234
    Jeremiah says:

    Because the most has been spent in London eg Thames Barrier for one the only trouble with that the water is going the other way. I live 160 miles away from Londonistan, why do you hate socialists, a bit like the rabit right kettle calling the looney left black

  235. 235
    Anonymous says:

    Though sympathetic I am not sure what the resident means by ‘do something’. Magic the water away? Not sure a few squaddies and sandbags will make any difference.

  236. 236
    The voice says:

    She should be at home tidying up and perhaps cooking a meal and doing the ironing for her family

  237. 237
    The voice says:

    And on the subject of Sky why send Burley there, she’s a complete cold fish and a renowned bitch…hardly what was needed especially when they have so many hot cuteys in their stable.

  238. 238
    fedz says:

    Ol’e Hammond really couldn’t care less, could’t be more distant if he tried!

  239. 239
    Never believe anything you find on Google (or anywhere else on-line) says:

    And he got it right in the end – unlike Pickles. Prime Minister material.

  240. 240
    Anonymous says:

    Remember amuse your children with the new activity book I spy Wallies in Wellies.

  241. 241
    Anonymous says:

    Now you just get political wallies in wellies when that is they are not supping tea and biscuits in a Conference.

  242. 242
    Glenn says:

    She was in tears on Sky News yesterday talking to Lorna Dunkerley, begging the government for help. That is why Sky got her to talk to Hammond.

    As an aside I thought he was great. A politician who actually wanted to do something rather than just get his face on the telly. Judging by the follow up reports it worked too.

  243. 243
    Eh? says:

    Like the one on sky sports with the very large water-wings. She wouldn’t sink.

  244. 244
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    TBH I thought Hammond did OK.

  245. 245

    `What if the child likes to have smoke on a long boring car journey ,they are in their legal rights to . the law only precludes them from buying tobacco not smoking it.

    The unmistakable stench of the EU is behind this latest oppressive diktat.

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