February 15th, 2014

Saturday Seven Up

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You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I’m from the Environment Agency and I’m here to help.

  2. 2
    Tony Blair says:

    I hope I live long enough to piss on your grave

  3. 3
    Roy Chadwick says:

    Live long and serve your life sentences.

  4. 4
    Skeleton Bob says:

    Thanks Gordon but sandbags will work better.

  5. 5
    Enigma says:

    Why has Chris Smith not been sacked?

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    Thank God we have got rid of that horrible Facebook page.

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    Brian Addis says:

    The EA has people like Chris Smith in spades, people endowed with ….. what is it ? Not Artificial Intelligence ….. Artificial Indolence, perhaps ?

  8. 8

    Sand bagging would be Gordo’s version of teabagging, one imagines.

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    ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz says:


  10. 10

    In the Green Party’s 10 point Flood Response Plan:

    3. Get rid of any cabinet Ministers or senior governmental advisors who refuse to accept the scientific consensus on climate change or who won’t take the risks to the UK seriously

    Full list here


    Isn’t it easier just to restrict government to communists?

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    ЖФϡξΩΦΣϬ says:


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    True Brit says:

    We would do well to incarcerate all Green Party members in Broadmoor.
    Meanwhile, Westminster should be demolished to make way for affordable housing in London and rebuilt on a flood plain.

  13. 13
    David Cameron says:

    Crisis? What crisis?

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    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    The Greenies support mass immigration. non use of fossil fuel and nuclear energy, bigger government, suppression of opposing arguments and their own worldwide travel to meet up somewhere nice and talk about it.
    It will be interesting watching all the little red rats scurrying over the scraps in Brighton.

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    w173b797e says:

    Is it flooding in london yet?

  16. 16
    David Cameron says:


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    ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz says:

    It will all fit down the ‘Tube” the London drain LOL

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    duck 'n dive says:

    there’s a british company that sells building goods including sand whose name is banned from this site because it begins with a certain word which is apparently heretical who have put the price of sand bags up from £2.25 to £3.80 during the flooding crisis – a case of typical capitalistic opportunism if ever there was one – not unlike the way this site is governed – pap is great, reality is derided – all in the name of profit

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    DCL says:

    Someone, far brighter than me, ought to number crunch all those Green policies and determine what the maximum sustainable population of the UK would be if they were all enacted. My guess is it would be about 20 million.

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    Napoleon XIV says:

    Pump the water down to Folkestone – there’s a bigger ‘tube’ there.

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    P l e b says:

    W i c k e s ?

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    M103 says:

    The paid pontificaters against climate change, their ‘opinions’ buttressed by ‘swag’ and ‘moolah’ face the fury of scientific evidence.

    Behind them snakes the duplicitous kipper, and by their side the ‘badger-basher’

    Lets hope they are swept away by the oncoming tide of sanity

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Yes, it’s called supply and demand. Their supplier has probably upped the price to them as well.

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    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Just watched Sky’s special report on the UK Storm nation. Even they now accept that climate change has been affected by our pollution of the atmosphere with unfettered use of hydrocarbons and coal.

    If Sky is now coming down upon the global warming side, the BBC, should now be doing the same for goodness sake

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    The Usual.... says:

    Its all the Environment Agencies fault.

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    AKA exploitation. Has the price of sand gone up this week?

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    Vacant Ned's wellies (bought - I mean paid for by the taxpayer - especially for the occasion says:

    If flooding’s caused by ‘global warming’, how come all this water’s so bloody cold ?

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

    Sea levels have been much higher (previous warm periods) and much lower (ice ages) in the geological past when humans were far fewer in number than today or didn’t even exist.

    As i keep saying to the eco-loons, what caused all the extremes of weather, as recorded by the ancient Chinese,Romans,Egyptians,Myans etc; when the worlds population was a fraction of what it is today and no fossil fuels were being burned?

    40 years ago the eco-loons were predicting another ice age after a few cold snowy winters in the 70s.

    20 years ago they were predicting that we would become like the Sahara desert after a few dry hot summers in the late 80s/early 90s.

    Can their oh so brilliantly successful computer model tell us what next summer/winter will bring?

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

    Lynton Crosby needs to lock Dave and co. in a room until they can recite these facts in their sleep.

    1. Little furry animals don’t vote but angry farmers/residents do.

    2. Motorists vastly outnumber cyclists.

    3. Electricity & gas bill payers vastly outnumber eco-loons in Islington.

    4. Tony Abbott just won a landslide in the Aussie general election against the eco-loony Labour party.

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    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants, Criminals & other Wasters. says:

    Please don’t bother Gordon. when you last tried to help you destroyed the Country.

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

    I can’t understand all these eco-loons like Cameron,Clegg,Milliband,Lucas,Prince Charles,Moonbat etc. opposing independence for Scotland.

    They should be supporting it.

    Let the jocks own all that nasty, smelly, polluting oil & gas. We can run everything with windmills & solar panels.

    That’ll teach the jock twats for Bannockburn :-)

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Well, the point of sale is not necessarily where the exploitation occurs. Yes, the price of sand has probably gone up this week. The retailer need to replace his stock and needs to gamble on turnover and stock levels as well. Like playing musical chairs but with sand.

    How would you like a lot of expensive sand on you shelves?

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    A mere butterfly says:

    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair !

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    Follow the money says:

    Sky may have an interest in running stories which could negatively affect Ch!na’s economic development.

    So for that matter does the EU, in which Sky is expanding – especially in G’ermany.

    The BBC / UK have an interest in seeing Ch!na continue its development.

    On this matter: Ignore Sky, take BBC with pinch of salt, and be clear that man affecting the weather is bollocks, unless of course the US has been successful in developing weather based weapons.

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    Mrs Ogre says:

    See what happens when you don’t eat your Greens, Winston !

  36. 36
    Follow the money says:

    And why has it happened after a few years since DEFRA / Environment Agency stopped dredging rivers under EU orders, and during a period where global temperatures have fallen ?

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


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    ЖФϡξΩΦΣϬ says:

    His brain is a grain.

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


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    Follow the money says:

    David Cameron, a bunch of unwashed eco-loons and a gaggle of non-peer reviewed ‘scientists’ have guts which will try to convince you that global warming is real and you should trade your standard of living in order to save the planet.

    Think it over… ;-)

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


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    VOTE UKIP says:

    Pat Condell should stand for UKIP!

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    Follow the money says:

    The cost of borrowing is going to go up shortly as well once the insurers start selling off Gilts in order to raise the cash they will be needing for settling claims for the floods.

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    Ah! to the tune of says:

    “Where will all the sandbags go?
    Long time arriving …….

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

    The Germans are frantically ditching all the green-energy crap and building coal-fired power stations as quick as the Chinese :-)

  46. 46
    Ah! Lawyer says:

    Depends who owns the bag, contents and access to property to remove ‘em

    We will have to decide on £hat.

  47. 47
    Weak Gay Loving Dave says:

    Because he’s one of us — a LabLibConning HIV gay — he showed his true mettle by getting the EA to give £30,00 to a Gay Pride march — that was far better than spending it on flood defence work, wasn’t it?

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

    Surely it’s the job of the useless fuckin’ Environment(al) Agency to have some warehouses stockpiled with sandbags in these cases where we have a wet winter. They managed to host a gay pride event at a cost of £30,000 but no money for sandbags!

    I’ts not Wickes’ or B&Q’s job to act as a charity, they are running a proper business employing thousands of people.

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:


  50. 50
    M102 says:

    Ith a cotht of thand cwithith.

  51. 51
    The view from Haifa says:

    Nah. Try…

    1 Across: “the male children who live here”.(7)

  52. 52
    Self Satisfied Confident Dave says:

    Ha Ha HA — I’m still here folks!!!

    This week’s achievements:
    1. I got to do lots of dynamic welly booted photo shots, commanding the floods to recede.
    2. Under my dynamic leadership the Conservative Party came third at Wythenshawe and Nickelarse’s tart lost her deposit.
    3.I’ve increased the National Debt this week by wasting another fucking £2 BILLION

  53. 53
    Generous Taxpayer says:

    1. Increase budget and staff at the EA! Of course!
    They’re missing no. 11: raise taxes to pay for the other ten.

  54. 54
    I feel fubarred etc ... says:

    Lord Very Stern is on Sky today, so why don’t you ask him to explain it all to you? Keep a brick handy as you will need it to throw through the tv screen.

  55. 55
    C.O.Jones says:

    When the EA were told to set up Sandbanks, that is where they moved their head office.

  56. 56
    Mother Nature says:

    Ha fucking ha! You stupid fucking humans — who designed that pile of shit?

  57. 57
    not bumsex dave says:

    The government should get that £30k back from the gaytard and charge with him malfeasance of public office.

  58. 58
    Watermelonoma says:

    Watermelons – green on the outside but red throughout.

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    The Sandbagging Myth says:

    The don’t work to keep water out. We all know that and yet we still expect to see them deployed during a flood? People are wierd.


    Basically the fact that Brits still expect sandbags to hold back the floods despite decades of evidence to the contrary is yet more evidence, if it were needed, of what a bunch of fucked up pricks our compatriots are.

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    One Term Dave says:

    My secret plan is right on course – Labour landslide in 2015.

  61. 61
    Follow the money says:

    But still trying to sell the green crap they have in inventory to any mong dumb enough to buy.

    Enter the UK…

  62. 62
    Follow the money says:


  63. 63
    East Anglian Centre for Data Mangling says:

    When your peers are a bunch of commie climo-warming-changers, the peer review process has its limitations.

  64. 64
    cornwall storms says:

    I must confess I don’t see the point of these windpower thingies – cost loads to install, don’t work in high wind or no wind and don’t produce the amount of electricity they promised.

  65. 65
    Blowing Whistles says:

    A question:-

    Is a cobra meeting one where Ssscheming, Ssslithering, Ssslimey Sssnakes gather in a pit?

  66. 66
    Hugh Janus says:

    There is nothing artificial about his stupidity or his ignorance.

  67. 67
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    A week is a long time in politics.

    Two weeks until next PMQs.

    Do not think Dave is going to enjoy a welcome return.

    Any hint that he is going on holiday next week while Parliament is in recess ?

  68. 68
    Coal & Gas Fired Power Station says:

    You never hear of Coal or Gas Fired Power Stations shutting down because they’ve got too much coal or gas.

    Something to consider, perhaps.

  69. 69
    Just trying to help says:

    If you care to do a survey of domestic electric windmills in France you will find that most of them were erected in the 1990s amid a great hooha and tax subsidies.

    The majority of them are to be found today lying flat on the ground they fell on having raised not a sous for their owners.

  70. 70
    Cast Iron Dave says:

    My collection of cast iron promises is running low. Any suggestions for topping it up?

  71. 71
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    It could soon be one where a Cameron is fed to a family of puff adders.

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    FFS says:

    It’s been 3 degrees out there for weeks so hardly warm, and while we are experiencing heavy rain the Americans are buried under heaps of snow with record low temperatures on 7th January.

    If the climate is changing it seems more likely it is due to the lack of activity on the Sun according to the competing theory rather than anything to do with CO2.

    In any case both the Somerset Levels and the Thames Valley flood about once every ten years. This may be an exceptional year, but not by much. It is our failure to deal with this regular flooding that calls into question our “greatness” as a people. Bunch of fucked up no-accounts living on past glories unable to do anything for themselves, then blaming everyone but themselves when their riverside home gets flooded.

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    Lies, Damn lies and an MP called Abbott says:

    A percentage rise means nothing especially as 100 hundredths is the max. But in Abbott speak and increase from no attacks to one and a half attacks is 150 hundredths. Yet again a stupid MP mangles percentages and provides no data source at all.

  74. 74
    Chris Smiff says:


    when the wind is blowing at precisely 12.3 mph, they work jolly well for a few minutes!

    I’m off now to throw some tax-payers’ money at some homosexuals.


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    Union ? What Union ? says:

    The “Daily Mail” is worried .It has suddenly woken up to the fact that “useless Dave” has created another problem where none existed before he opened his mouth and that his speech on Scottish Independence and the Union rather than bolstering the NO vote has had the exact opposite and that Salmond could pull off the biggest surprise ever.

    When a paper as Tory as the Mail says in its editorial…”we may be a Tory supporting paper BUT….Cameron is in real trouble. God help him when the Tories come third in May 2014 his claim that he is remarkably “chillaxed about UKIP’s threat” that he made after Thursday’s by-election is hardly likely to placate his growing band of critics within the party and country


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    Enough says:

    So, wouldn’t it be better to sack all those fat unhealthy lazy council and EA ‘workers’ and retain a load more soldiers in their place, given its the soldiers who have been filling and distributing the sandbags, whilst the ‘workers’ eat fucking cakes and lie to the media about their working 24/7 ?

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    Hartleys says:

    More jam tomorrow, always goes down well

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    FFS says:

    Sky is just about as left-wing as the BBC. It doesn’t surprise me at all they are on the AGW bandwagon.

    These floods are something that happens regularly in the UK about once every ten years. Somehow we seem always to be surprised when it happens. How easily that lets our paid representatives off the hook for having done fuck all about protecting towns along the Thames in the interim? The £1billion that will be spent this year repairing the damage could have been spent making sure it never happened in the first place.

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    What we always Knew. POLITICIANS ARE LIARS says:

    ‘Your benefits system is crazy. It’s like finding a sackful of cash left on the road': How shocking admission by Rudi and his huge Romanian family debunks Eurocrat’s claims that ‘benefit tourism is a myth’


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    FFS says:

    The Germans realised that “green” was the next big thing and they invested heavily in “green” technology they could sell anywhere in the world. They aren’t about to give up on that just because their own government has seen the light.

  81. 81
    Gay Mafia says:

    Don’t you dare Dave. Remember we’ve still got those photos. of you.

  82. 82
    Stamford Hill says:

    We must do better

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    Perhaps it is time to ban all black and immigrant MPs as they invariably support the views of the incomers rather than the indigenous natives. Plus, so many of them seem to be complete fuckwits who are illiterate, innumerate and completely unworldly.

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    Did you know? says:

    Everyone who logs on to Facebook has their inside leg measurements recorded by the NSA.

  85. 85
    White rabbit says:

    Anyone who looks at facebook is nothing but a big girl’s blouse and probably watches The Voice, X-factor, Munch a locust in Australia etc and therefore completely unimportant apart from making jelly and doing the dishes.

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    John Prescott says:

    Sorry for all the wind last night. I had 25 chicken vindaloos and a large onion salad, washed down with a bottle of Cobra.

  87. 87
    FFS says:

    Got so angry I could only read half way down. Going to have a cup of tea and a warm bath to get my blood pressure back under control…..

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    Phobic...The favourite word ending for Lefties and the BBC says:

    What is an Islamophobic attack?

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    In a saner, more democratic, world says:

    The Green Party put up a candidate for election to Parliament only a couple of days ago. That candidate was rejected by the electorate and the party lost its deposit. The party has precisely one MP.

    Anyone who implements the rejected policies of the Green Party is subverting the will of the electorate and, IMHO, should be arrested for treason.

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    Jeremiah says:

    oh I don’t know though, 1 Gordon Brown = 3 sandbags that will save a little money, you know we have no money.

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    Outside the London metropolis the entire country have never yet heard of impermeable plastic bags. When is the internet going to reach north of Edgware?

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    How is her position on Venezuela these days ?

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    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Why should the rest of us have to pay to protect or recompense the silly fuckers who choose to live in pretty houses right next to rivers, or in houses built on flood plains?

    The idiots should pay all the costs themselves.

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    Lampshade says:

    The Mail is a fun paper to read. I quite enjoy a ‘daily grump’, myself. But you should not take its opinions too seriously. If we’d done that in the past we’d all be speaking German now.

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    Lard Everard says:

    LibDem and Labour politicians never get sacked nor do they do the honourable thing and resign.

    It’s not in our DNA.

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    cheche says:

    Sky would do well to remember that they need advertising revenue and if they spout a load of BBC bollox then people will switch off, they cant threaten people with prison like the BBC

  97. 97
    Curious says:

    How many have you infected with HIV this week Smiffy?

  98. 98
    Labour says:

    The flooding is all Thatcher’s fault.

  99. 99
    Persona non grata says:

    Here’s some info on Tell Mamma http://tinyurl.com/qhq9fno these guys trawl the blogs looking for comments they can flag up as anti M*sl*m, paste on their website in order to justify/keep their generous goverment funding. They with their politically correct police helpers, have taken one chap to court, it’s on-going.

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    Understanding you completely says:

    Epsom salts in the bath will help, if you have any.

    And whilst soaking, reading down Nigel Farage’s Twitter time line, or a surf around the UKIP web site is actually quite therapeutic.

    UKIP can be your happy place.

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    Araucaria is dead says:


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    Gotcha says:

    E’psom s’alts in the bath will help, if you have any.

    Whilst soaking, read down N’igel F’arage’s T’witter time line, or surf around the U’KIP web site is for a good relax.

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Dave’s a snake in the grarse

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    My other satnav is the wife says:

    Presumably the costs of distribution will have risen a tad?

  105. 105
    Mlle Fifi says:

    Je crois que vous trouverez qu’on n’accepte plus les sous. Dommage, n’est-ce pas?

  106. 106

    Another ‘Phobia’ , a fear , would you attack ,some one or some thing that you were afraid of .

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Cameron could be considered a particularly retarded mong-goose.

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    The British media are cunts says:

    Rice and p33s today?

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    CO6: Is your penultimate word spelled correctly?

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    It could be worse says:

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    Never Believe The Left says:

    Personally, don’t believe the c’unt has HIV.

    Just wishful thinking on his part (I mean – who would fuck that ?), and part of the charade to disarm his critics.

    A bit like the depression stories looking for sympathy from psycho’s like Jack Straw, and Al Campbell, through to the ‘I’m a straight kinda guy, trust me’ Blair.

    The one exception which makes the rule is Gordon Brown who does have very mental health issues, but found himself where he was after Ed Balls realized that he was the perfect idiot to advance his own destructive economic policies.

  112. 112
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    He now has to rub lotion on his skin.

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    The British media are cunts says:

    Two world wars, one World Cup and a wind farm!

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    Jeremiah says:

    Quite likely the Environment Agency is loaded with managers, under managers, undermanagers assistants etc, all dragging big paypackets it is that actual guys operating the diggers etc doing the heavy dirty work that probably will be laid off. All industry is always reluctant to get rid of management, difficulty getting new managers is their reason, so that companies start to look like inverted pyramids.

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    Eugenius Birch says:

    Articles written by climate-change proponents should be subject to a pier review – that way we get to have a good laugh as we throw them all off the end of the pier.

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    +1 :-)

    Poof Adders of course being the abacus monkeys who are missing fingers in the Treasury, after the ‘money is no object’ policy was announced…

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    Follow the money says:

    And are imposing trade tariffs on Ch!na who are undercutting them with better products.

    There is a market for Solar / Wind, but such a market only works if you can get the right technology at the right place, otherwise it is uneconomic.

    Seriously – fuck G’ermany – They can’t compete they should go b’ankrupt.

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    Jeremiah says:

    Almost certainly on video messages, especially if you are the voyeuristic type as some on here seem to be.

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    Follow the money says:

    Check out Sky AG. All may become a little clearer.

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    Londoner says:

    Among the settled, well integrated ‘immigrant’ communities there is a considerable degree of disquiet about illegal immigration and the sheer numbers of aliens who have been arriving of late.

    I was very interested to discover an elderly Asian gentleman (one of those old boys who wears a tweed jacket and wears a tie most of the time) who has been looking into organising for UKIP in my neighbourhood. Whether he will ‘come out’ or not, in time for the upcoming local elections in London, remains to be seen.

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    Jeremiah says:

    Westminster was actually built on a flood plain, how high is the Thames at high tide at the moment as the flood waters hit Londonistan.

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    An emotive question says:

    Do people plotting to murder you or rape your daughters count?

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    It’s where, if you mug someone for their dosh and cell, and that someone happens to be a muzzie, then that’s an “Islamaphobe” attack.

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    It’s called ‘free expression’. Ask BW to explain it to you in more detail. Why should the incomers be the only ones permitted to be rude about others? Plus I cannot see how what I wrote is in any way Islamophobic – whatever that means.


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    Jeremiah says:

    Which is one more than UKIP

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    As in the local authorities, if it is the managers who make the decision to decide who gets the sack then it should come as no surprise.

  127. 127
    The voice of doom says:

    Buy a new barrel-scraper.

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    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:


  129. 129
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    What is wrong with profit, my little Marxist revolutionary schoolboy?

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    Good to see our priorities are right says:

    The moderation on here is working well, even if the nation’s flood defences aren’t.

  131. 131
    Fishy says:

    1000 (dead that is…opponents of the Marxists. The people supported by Miliband, Abbott, Owen Jones, Doreen Lawrence and other sympathisers on the hard left).

  132. 132
    Jeremiah says:

    I do believe Northcliffe liked mister Hitler and he didn’t want to go to work, Churchill played a blinder by incorporating him in his cabinet, one wrong move, bang.

  133. 133
    The view from Haifa says:

    Close, but no cigar.

  134. 134
    Reality Cheque says:

    We are not worthy. Having donated or major cities and many towns, taxes and aid, lost good men and women in conflicts and maimed many others we are clearly failing.

    BTW, what is the percentage of proponents of the ever expanding crash for cash in this cherished relig`ious community? 150%, or so.

    Strange time to bluntly propel this point, what with An`jam`s disciples and the truck b`omb idiot.

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    Jeremiah says:

    silly me should be “war” not “work”

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    Lateral Thought says:

    Radical idea for quick build flood defences:

    i) You need an impermeable barrier that can be moved into position easily, and that can fill gaps to block water. Such a barrier should be of adjustable height, preferably able to be stacked.

    ii) Sandbags do not completely work as they allow water through. Their principal though is to provide a heavy mass in an impermeable bag that is flexible enough to be squeezed into gaps.

    Ok – for small amounts of water, like a few inches, this would work.

    However, for sealing off large areas, to allow for pumping of water out, why not this:

    Large heavy duty impermeable bag full of water ?

    Pump water into the bag (available) and affix to the ground.

    Once the barrier is in place, pump water on the side you want dry out.

    If the barrier containers are designed correctly there is no reason why they should not be stackable, and certainly should be able to handle about 2 to 3 meters worth of water in such a configuration.

    The bags could easily scale to a few hundred meters in length – their cost should be cheap as one would be using materials available on site – mainly water.

    Similar technology is used in booms designed to contain oil slicks, where the booms may extend for a few miles.

    That combined with some sandbags would help provide initial relief – in order to keep water out after this it would be necessary to either ensure the drainage is in full working order, or build earth walls / permanent concrete to keep the water out, combined with pumping stations to deal with flash flood situations.

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    Reality Cheque says:

    Unlikely to make the Gay Pride float as chairman this summer one would have thought. Odds anyone?

  138. 138
    CO2 says:

    I think we should blame the King of Spain. It is no more illogical than what we are doing at the moment.

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    Fishy says:

    Are you serious?

    The referendum Daves making? Blair kicked that off with devolution. Salmond is the bloke the DM should be going for.

    But the DM supports Labour.

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    Jeremiah says:

    The Thames is a lot wider at Westminster than up stream but there has been unprecedented amounts of rain, which Fawkes, Fawkes and Shyster assure me, has nothing to do with global warming

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Duncan Smith says Universal Credit ‘not a debacle’

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    Jeremiah says:

    Dozing more like!!!

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    Reality Cheque says:

    Censoring is rife and No Comment advert edits increasing. All while Simin Crr remains unpaid.

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    M103 says:

    There is no reason why Eric Pickles could not be used for this purpose.

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    David Cameron. says:

    Crisis? What Crisis?

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    As I recall it was some Kraut who called himself George the First. It is reputed that he brought his own coal fired Merc with him..

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    the MacPherson report explained says:

    A racist incident is anything anyone wants it to be.

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    DtP says:

    Wander over to CiF (or don’t as i’ve already done it) and it’s all the fault of the CIA apparently! Total wuckfits.

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    John Major says:

    And they had the cheek to say I was the most useless Prime Minister ever.

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    Thatcher was misunderstood - even she knew there is such a thing as society says:

    If you choose to live in a house which is not on a flood plain and bleat about helping those who do, you should expect to have to put up with having more neighbours than you currently do if you decide to make it hard for such people to live elsewhere.

    After all, if there is no such thing as society, and we have no social ties which bind us together, why should you benefit from the right to enjoy your current lifestyle? Why should we have planning laws to prevent folk who live on flood plains now buying the house next to you and putting a twenty storey tower block there with a revolving restaurant on top but no car parking spaces except those in front of your place?

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    what are we going to do about that confounded 'beyond doubt' phrase says:

    I hope I live long enough to see the results of the Chilcot inquiry.

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    Mother nature 180 says:

    Thought they were doing that as per Sky, great for none tidal flooding, but unless fixed solidly and even if, a tidal wave would lift the things up and carry them as easily as they pick up a car, I’ve seen 4 tonne blocks granite moved 3 metres or more, a wave would hit it like a wall and the pressure would force water underneath and lift the thing, the wall of water would just push it away.

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    Lateral Thought says:

    Fat floats :-(

    I think on the bag front, very large carbon fiber reinforced t’arpaulin material, sealed, would work.

    It would not have to be filled completely – once enough water is in to hold it in place, the top could be filled with air under pressure – cheap to run for a temporary solution:

    A bit like a bouncy castle built on a water bed.

    Screwing about with a few sandbags is not really the way forward, and the technology is available to do this.

    It is quite sad that whilst the government proves that it is totally incapable of dealing with natural events, that the private sector is not forthcoming with any innovative solutions either.

    Quick build flood defences would be a valuable industry, if the AGW b/s is to be believed…

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    Lateral Thought says:

    Fat floats :-(

    I think on the bag front, very large carbon fiber reinforced tarp’aulin material, sealed, would work.

    It would not have to be filled completely – once enough water is in to hold it in place, the top could be filled with air under pressure – cheap to run for a temporary solution:

    A bit like a bouncy castle built on a water bed.

    Screwing about with a few sandbags is not really the way forward, and the technology is available to do this.

    It is quite sad that whilst the government proves that it is totally incapable of dealing with natural events, that the private sector is not forthcoming with any innovative solutions either.

    Quick build flood defences would be a valuable industry, if the AGW b/s is to be believed…

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    politics of the left says:

    Thats no problem they are probably also keen advocates of eugenics as well.

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    Ah! invest says:

    Buy Berghaus. BBC reporters trading up to more expensive range.

    Sell North Face, only the other channels buying the odd fleece.

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    Excalibur, back from Down Under says:

    Abbott is a big swingy dick in Oz just now. No asy`lum seekers this year despite Labour`s hand wringing. Just firm action and free tow backs. The boat occupants are of the course the usuals passing through from the sub continent via rich traffickers.

    As a generous immigration policy is still in force the country can afford to take the view that rules breakers will be no good to them and will break many others once in.
    Sounds familiar?

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    This new 'Green' policy in a nutshell says:

    Anyone who disagrees with us should not be allowed to be in Government.

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    Anonymous says:

    Read it and weep,how long can this go on?

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    Lateral Thought says:

    Tidal flooding is very different: There you just have to wait for the water to go out, and ensure you do not build important installations on tidal flood plains.

    If you do, before those constructions go up, proper sea defences need to be put in place.

    Sea defence is quite different to flood defence :-)

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    Ah! invest says:

    Sell Everest double Glazing

    Buy polythene or better still Firestone pond lining and polyurethane foam.

    Knock knock. Who’s there? The Keep Your House watertight salesman.

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    Surrogate babies called Eric says:

    Yep Dacre was a big supported of the maximum imbecile remember.

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    After these 90mph winds of the past couple of days there should be hundreds of these things lying around on the ground. Anyone know where the Roma decamped to? There’s a lot of cash there just waiting to be collected.

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    Can you please clarify says:

    What warming would that be since there hasn’t actually been any for at least a decade ? Can you please clarify ?

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    Alex Salmond, formerly the cleverest man in politics says:

    Love seeing the English taking a hell of a beating!

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    That title belongs to me.

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    Excalibur, back from Down Under says:

    Interesting how the aerial images ALWAYS show the 300 year old churches on the higher land unaffected by the Prescott flood plain flood outs. No sense left in our masters, it seems.

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    Gold Top Commander says:

    It’s mainly a matter of better biscuits.

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    Excalibur, back from Down Under says:

    And the RC big cheese needs to get his own house in order. Pot kettle?

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    The costs of defending flood plain areas has been paid by all without complaint into government for years.

    Recently the EU decided to direct the UK government to stop doing this work, and the UK government did.

    The UK government did not reduce the costs to tax payers, so we have all been paying for this work to continue, when in fact it was stopped.

    That is the real complaint.

    Now – when peoples flood insurance premiums go up, due to EU instigated government failure later this year, there may be further complaints.

    It is not the folk who are living in flood risk areas who are the problem, but it is the EU and the UK government who have allowed permission to build on such land and stopped performing duties which the tax payer has been paying for that is the problem.

    Part of the solution is to exit the EU and redirect the money which was being wasted on that project into ensuring that there are no further cost burdens on the people directly affected and those who are not as a result of this flooding situation.

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    Mother nature 180 says:

    Live on a hill, the water won’t get you the bloody wind will.

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    Reality Cheque says:

    So,is Dave listening to UKIP as mumbled or just another empty PR fart? You can only fool so many for a little time Dave.

    Does Nigel still need Dave`s arse before he will talk turkey. May elections sooooon.

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    A climate 'expert' ten years ago says:

    Our children will wonder what snow was in ten years time

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    Lateral Thought says:

    For farmers who need to protect a few fields such a door to door scenario is perhaps very credible…

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    Roma Baby Bennies Breeders says:

    We are loving your Daily Mail. Your bennies system would not foil anyone. Not just sacks of cash in the road once but …….every month. Thanks losers.

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    can you please clarify says:

    SKY have always broadcast warmist propaganda.. Now pray tell what ‘warming’ are you referring to as there hasn’t actually been any for at least a decade.

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    If I were Danial Hannan, I would be getting my CV circulated now…

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    fantasy nationalisms says:

    The silly boy thinks he can threaten English jobs with tarrifs if he doesn’t get his way. Sure, a trade war would hurt, but I bet that at a practical level it would hurt the Scots far more than it would hurt the English.

    Just how does he think the independent Scots would get their goods to market if his loony government continues to irritate the English to the point that there is a vote-winning tax dispute that shuts down the rail network and slows down the A1 border crossings to a crawl?

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    Monty's python says:

    Farage just claiming, ‘its just the weather’

    Prat, but remember this is the man who claimed we were about to be swamped by thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians. Up to now 2 dozen have turned up.

    I suspect any more have looked at our news reports and decided that maybe Germany is a safer place to be

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    If you want to read something to calm yourself down – read the Quentin Letts bashes the fuck out of Ed Davey the ‘diabolic’ Minister – who preaches the opposite of what he practices. A good piece in the msm which reflects much that has been stated on here all week. Mantras anyone?

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    To Be Fair says:

    To be fair to Campbell if the Chilcot Inquiry does its job properly and finds him and Blair guilty of misleading Parliament by telling them that Saddams possession of WMD was ‘beyond doubt’ when there was actually nothing in the intelligence reports to suggest that, then he would have every reason to be depressed.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Do cobras shed their skins like Marxists when the going gets tough?

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    tachybaptus says:

    ‘Cut the Green Crap’ Dave is seen visiting some flooded fields, and reassuring key voters of the right wing farming community.

    There is no truth in the rumour that when asked “Any plans to visit affected council estates” he replied “What, visit the plebs? That’s what Nick is for.”

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    You obviously didn't notice says:

    Our secret weapon was deployed to repel the Roma – Keith Vaz.

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    If some idiot had not listened to the ecolunatics the rivers would have been dredged and the flood defences maintained.
    Most of the south of England is potentially one big flood plain we must build somewhere !

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    FFS even he propagates the lies of the left says:

    This is getting tiresome, but one more time. Far right are groups or people who believe in no Government other than self government. Far Left believe in an all encompassing state. most of us are in between somewhere , some wishing a larger state and some a smaller one. simple. Now ask yourself this, did the Nazis advocate a large or small to non existent State ?

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    David Camerons priorities says:

    When I preside over the break up of the United Kingdom, even my gay marriage achievement will be dwarfed.

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    The Home Office never says:

    Hundreds of thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians were already here illegally, along with many Moldavians and Ukrainians pretending to be Romanian.

    What has changed since the start of the year is that they have become almost impossible to deport.

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    It IS just the weather , Farage said twenty million gypsys have the RIGHT to come here nobody imagined for one minute that they would all arrive at once, but slowly over the next year or two .

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    How long would UK based companies continue to operate in Scotland under a regime of hostility?

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    James Callaghan and Denis Healey says:

    Why is it that we have managed to escape the historic vilificiation we so richly deserve?

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    FFS even he propagates the lies of the left says:

    PS Hint , watch some footage from a Nuremberg Rally whilst considering my previous question.

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    Anonymous says:


  194. 194
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    The Conservative led coalition has now created thousands of job opportunities

    UK wide self-employment opportunities selling sandbags door-to-door

    Vote Tory !

    Hear ! Hear !

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    fantasy nationalisms says:

    I think that in reality there is much less nationalistic hostility than Alex Salmond hopes he’s whipped up.

    But I can see why companies would decide not to invest, or at least to delay investment, in a country which has so mcuh uncertainly surrounding its public finances, the security of its bonds, its potential interest rates and the overall viability of whatever its currency might turn out to be in the end

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    Bob Fleming says:

    Stupid, stupid bitch

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    Mr Nobody says:

    …and to think Ed Miliband is well to the left of Gordon. Makes you shudder just thinking about it.

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    Mr Nobody says:

    Can you imagine the sort of “job” opportunities Labour would create? They certainly wouldn’t involve selling sandbags – or, indeed, raising revenue by selling anything else. Still, I’m sure the victims of the floods will be more than happy to learn that their taxes will go on extra diversity awareness coordinators. You can never have enough of those.

    Vote Labour.

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    It were bad in those days says:

    There must have been a lot lot more rain 300 years ago to flood the river to the same height as it would have spread over hundreds of square miles of flood plain first and there would have been no concrete or tarmac preventing the soil from soaking up the rain.

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    The Sinti King of the Transylvania says:

    Once we saw that there was such an oily parasite in the UK just waiting for us – who could see through our every scam and out-compete us at all aspects of mendacity, greed, slimy ingratiation and all-round thievery, we figured we had got there too late. All the rich pickings would have to be gone.

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    John Tandy says:

    I’m amazed we don’t get more weather like this being on the edge of the Atlantic.

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    Jnon says:

    The papers and the TV crews don’t half lay it on thick. In 99% of cases turn the cameras around and it is dry behind them. Here in Cornwall it’s a beautiful day, sunny and warm, light winds, then turn on the telly and it’s blowing a gale, pissing it down and everywhere is flooded.

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    Jingle bells says:

    Markets require container ports, Scotland have plenty of harbours and a container base at Grangemouth so if Salmond decides to take his football home and not play with us he can, personally I hope it’s a YES vote, anything else would be daft and I don’t believe Salmond is daft , he hates us English and that could make him do stupid things but he has a few bright people working for him so I think they would tell him the errors, good luck to Scotland voting YES, you will change the Scots lives and the English lives, go for it.

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    Extensions on the Cheap says:

    Have you seen the price of sand in Jewsons? No wonder everyone is turning up at the council depot with 4x4s, builders name blanked out and claiming to be flooded.

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    Onus P says:

    It is the weather. I for one have seen it a lot worse too.

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    Jones and Jones. Jobbing Builders. says:

    The council is handing out free sand. Must be Christmas.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Money is no object and I mean that most sincerely folks.

    The old jokes are always the best!

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    The rivers then flowed within their natural course, almost the entire length of the Thames is canalised

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    The problem is probably that the Chinese can’t make these impermeable bags quick enough!!

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    It's because it is in the South that the media are making it worse than it really is. says:


    More than 55,000 homes and businesses flooded.


    up to 5,000 homes and businesses flooded

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    A pleb a day keeps Liebour away says:

    Us plebs are used to political jokes, we had 13 years of Liebour with Brown and Bliar, repeating themselves at regular intervals, like x amount of troops home the sh1tholes, we are not pi55ing money up the wall we are “investing” it, id cards are cheap and are good for you.

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    Ed Balls says:

    Anyone who agrees with me should not be allowed to be in government.

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    Von Clegg_of_europa says:

    We need to talk about mental health – especially the lack of it in my own Party.

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    Von Clegg_of_europa says:

    Dont forget us limp-dickers

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    Mother nature 180 says:

    I can get lots of free sand, the beach is about a mile away, the only problem is the cliff you have to go down them to get to the beach but then I suppose I could go a few miles away and remove the sand by the smashed up garden walls damaged from the high waves and winds in December.

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    Vango is derived from Govan says:

    I was surprised to find that Berghaus is actually a Geordie firm and not some Germanic/Nordic company. So wish the well. TNF have some strange ideas about tent design but most North American designs are a bit odd.

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    Chloride says:

    The other problem is the salt content, which makes beach sand useless for concrete unless washed.

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    FFS says:

    This would be great propaganda except:

    1] Prescott didn’t actually build any houses

    2] Those that were built were not built close to rivers

    3] All the pics show houses built in the 1930s or before that have been flooded out

    4] The people close to rivers are the first people to complain if you suggest building a 4foot high flood wall at the river bank to protect a town from flooding becaus eit would spoil the view in the 9 out of 10 years they aren’t whinging about having their carpets ruined in their million pound riverside property.

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    FFS says:

    The floodplains of our rivers extend vastly beyond the extent of the current floods. Since flood plains are themselves created by flooding, it is safe to assume that whereas this flooding might be severe, it sure isn’t the worst flooding these rivers have ever experienced.

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    Cock of the North says:

    Southern Softies.

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    Two words says:

    One Term

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    Questions of our time says:

    Is Gordon Brown the most mental person in UK politics ?

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    Owen Jones says:

    What we need are sand banks.

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    FFS says:

    Should have let H!tler win. He clearly didn’t do Germany any harm.

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    Never Believe The Left says:

    Al Campbell has transgressed enough that to mention concepts of fairness in the same context as he is oxymoronic.

    Agree with your point, but there is no need to be fair to Al Campbell.

    The only reason he is depressed is because Mc’Brides book has had better sales and Campbell himself couldn’t hack it in the US.

    One suspects, against my better cynical judgement, that those who enthusiastically took the UK into !raq are going to be held to account.

    Campbell has no right to be depressed about that – he knew exactly what he was doing at the time.

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    True, people in Yorkshire were still living in caravans (temporary accommodation) over 18 months later but hardly got a mention in the msm. Not nice for the people now affected but it is not a national crisis and not an excuse to blame the weather as being caused by the Great Global Warming bogey, plus side is all those aquifers being filled up down South.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    The Thames at Westminster is tidal which means it flows upstream half the time, so its width, nor depth, is hardly relevant. It is effectively a dam during an incoming tide.

    The rain is not unprecedented. It is part of a 200 year cycle and since the last event an awful lot of housing has been built in risky areas ie the flood plains.

    The flood plains are nature’s way of accommodating excessive rain.

    Stop moaning, stop blaming everyone else and accept the fact that these things happen. Fuck, if this whiney arsed generation had been around in 1939 we’d all be goose stepping by now.

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    And the May Day parades the USSR used to hold.

    The Left is just as bad.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Caravans, caravans ! So much better than cardboard boxes in middle of t’road.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Is he still in politics ?

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    Ban The Left says:

    A simple consideration – to further your point:

    Were the infamous death camps run by private enterprise, or by the G’erman state ?

    In order to establish state run death camps this would suggest that there was a rather large state would it not ?

    If the NSDAP were truly right wing then one would expect such apparatus to have been established privately.

    !taly, which was a right wing state at the time, had not enough government apparatus to get to this level of state activity, nor to properly train and equip its military to the same level as G’ermany, whose political economy was very much a left wing state-military affair at the time.

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    Ban The Left says:

    (Often forgotten is that most of the infamous ‘death camps’ were in fact camps set up to hold political prisoners. Right wing governments generally do not hold such prisoners, preferring instead to stand aside and allow such differences to be dealt with by private interests.)

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    FFS says:

    Phobia: “A phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation”

    Nothing irrational about fearing a belief system that illegally encourages people to murder and maim in the name of their beliefs.

  234. 234
    FFS says:

    “Climate change counsellors”.

    I can see it coming.

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    Ann R says:

    Cleggy you are the weakest link – goodbye.

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    Ann R says:

    PS: Has Rennard sued you yet?

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    Stupid humans. says:

    FFS Sky just said this is what the wind can do. Showing pictures of paving slabs washed across the road by the waves (not the wind) breaking on the Penzance breakwater.

    The headline should really be daft council lays paving slabs next to sea. Same goes for that glass fronted restaurant built on a shingle beach…which was peppered with….shingle.

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    Miss Flood says:

    I used to be famous once.

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    Cute Little Florence says:

    Who was Gordon Brown, Grandad?

    Granny, what does a fuckwit just like Camoron mean?

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Don’t know what you mean, it’s quite normal to describe yourself as an ex-politician but continue to pick up the cheque for £65,000 + all found and people moan about that street in Birmingham, Shameless!, but I don’t believe his story about educating Syrian school children either.

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    Stephanie Photocopier says:

    Mankind has a long way to go…

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    Abbarse says:

    Why hasn’t Rennard groped me yet — is he a wacist or what?

  243. 243
    Ignore the hosepipe ban at your peril says:

    But there’s plenty of water around …

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    Remember says:

    RIP Lee Rigby.

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    That reminds me says:

    How’s the chain ferry doing lately ?

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    Shot blasted says:

    Did it not occur to them to install shutters as all harbour side homes and shops do? Madness to have such an expanse of unprotected glass exposed to a shingle beach.

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    Indian Mars mission says:

    You mean all that dosh you keeping promising us is just imaginary ?

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    It's official says:

    Chris Smith couldn’t organise a piss- up in a brewery.

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    Curious says:

    Was it you wot phocopied Stefanny’s arse?

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Cardboard boxes?, bloody luxury, never got a silent night with a sandbag for a pillow.

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    Pissed Off Taxpayer says:

    No point in incurring the expense. Joe Public will pick up the bill through increased insurance premia. Or, even better, through his taxes to pay for “MONEY NO OBJECT — DAVE”

    Just keep on building in fucking stupid places, like Chertsey by the Thames.

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    FFS says:

    Over a year of campaigning already and the polls don’t seem to have moved much:-


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    Big Farmer says:

    They were founded when German kit was seen as good, so they used a German sounding name…

    Berghaus has gone downmarket since they were bought out by Sports Direct.

    Depending on whether you need mountaineering gear or not, of course. The BBC don’t.

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    The British media are cunts says:

    We should NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the British media to report utter lies and bollocks. Fucking mongs with degrees in ‘meeja studies’ sent out in a pair of wellies to spout utter fucking crap for hours on end.

    Yes it’s raining and yes it’s windy.

    Tell us something useful, like WHY did Chris Smith give 30K to a bunch of shirt lifters?
    Couldn’t that 30K be put to better use like I don’t know cleaning out the rivers media?

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    Questions of our time says:

    Is it better to decentralize flood management duty and modify policy to enable local people to take control of waterway and general land management issues, or keep them dependent on the actions of an ill suited civil servant and the direction of a foreign organization ?

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    The BBC are cunts says:


  257. 257
    Herman van Rumpboy says:

    Ve have to approve everyzing now.

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    i don't need no doctor says:

    C4 News Jon Snow is probably the worst. He is just an hypocritical, lefty, jealous, arrogant, piece of shit, in fact a complete embarrassment.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Dacre is damned by his association (and his subsequent ‘silence’) with the Notice D committee – who all ‘turned the proverbial blind eye’ – to Blairs coterie of liars … and of course now there’s the ‘silence’ about Chilcott.

    Fooling the masses used to be so, so easy didn’ it – until the net trapped ‘them lot’ in it?

  260. 260
    Blowing Whistles says:

    How about Due Process?

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    Rufus Stone says:

    Indeed. Or his arrogance.

  262. 262
    A republican says:

    It comes to something when the Queen’s 2 grandsons are more “action man” and her son shouted loudest for Somerset.

    As a republican I am astonished at my own admiration for their actions.

    I’m disappointed in it, but still astonished

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    Anonymous says:

    It wasn’t Shameless, it was Benefits Street.

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    If Hitler hadn’t ballsed up the Eastern Front by attempting to take Russ!a in the middle of winter, he probably would have won, and been allowed to win.

    The industrialized nations needed to defeat him in order to prevent Russ!a from capturing all of Western Europe in the years after.

    The Iron Curtain / Cold War was the compromise outcome.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Very good point, when Maggie shut down the ILEA (Inner London Education Authority for those not around at the time) and transferred it’s powers to local authorities. Everything carried on as per usual.
    The crisis predicted by the unions and BBC did not materialise.

    Shut down the EA and transfer its responsibilities to local authorities.

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    In the interests of balance says:

    All of those that moan about the nanny state and big government, are the first to moan about the lack of the States response when their lives are turned upside down. Yet sadly they don’t change their view, a lack of empathy even when it’s forced on them defines every Tory.

    I feel genuinely sorry for anyone whose life has been turned upside down by the floods, but I also do for those whose lives have been ravaged by unemployment, disability, addiction, crime, mental illness, bad luck or even their own bad choices. If you are up to knees in water in your front room I hope if you didn’t before you start to feel the same and recognise the value of the state

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Couple of interesting articles:


    i) A’IPAC – and some of it’s iffy means of operation in the US.

    ii) US House Prices not supported by fundamentals: Perhaps pointing to another collapse in US residential being imminent.

    US House Price collapse has major implications for the global economy, as during the last credit crunch where it was both cause and effect.

    The large credit bubble in Ch!na is in part dependent on US residential holding up, and when Ch!na corrects, things will change quite quickly. The writing is already on the wall for that.

    Could the flooding in the UK, especially if it hits London, perhaps have a catalyst effect on causing foreign capital to withdraw from the London Market ?

    Perhaps not as the insurance market is very well developed and law is such that most interests of concern are covered. But the S’audi’s pulling out of the London property market late last year could yet prove to have been quite prescient.

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    I doubt it says:

    Could Ed Miliband lift a sandbag?

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    Anonymous says:

    This site and the jokes have become geriatric since the oldies learned web access. Of course they’re the ones with time on their hands so you can’t avoid them. Why can’t we go back to the old days when they got on the bus if they felt lonely?

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Oh, what a lovely kind person you are! You must share your political views with us so we too can be like you.

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    Joe blogs says:

    Austerity was always a hoax designed to morph the crisis of the financial sector into a crisis of the welfare system.

    The money was there for the bankster bail-out, it is now there for flood relief, it is just ‘not there’ for the NHS, education, unemployment benefit, etc

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    A P a k i s t a n i says:

    Thank you for rescuing us from Idi Amin, but your sons are still not good enough for our daughters you evil corrupt non-believers. We will marry only our own kind and stay well away from you.

    So much for gratitude…..l

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    It's weather, Jim, and it's just as you've always known it says:

    Now you mention it, we have lots of processions made up of floats during our traditional English summers. Why would they be called that ?

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    FFS says:

    I have found that to be pretty rare actually. Very rare to find a “patriotic” Asian or jungle bunny.

    The reality is most of them have no particular love of this country and would happily hop off to Australia or the US if they thought they could get in. It’s all a question of who is offering the best deal in the end.

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    That will be the day when a politician gets stuck in and does something constructive apart from photo-ops, Miliband and Chukka too delicate I guess, a couple of hours of graft would be totally alien to them.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Joe, The money for education and NHS has been ringfenced and increased in line with inflation. There has been no cut in their budgets.

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    True Brit says:

    I stand corrected. Let’s hope the damned place gets flooded out soon.

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    Fool says:

    They may take our dignity but they will never have our Scandinavian deepfried pizza culture.

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    Ban The Left says:

    Austerity was implemented to specifically damage the ability for Eurozone member state economies to be able to find fair value.

    The valuation mechanism has been damaged in many critical segments of the market – both in the UK and across Europe.

    Large Government has contributed to the distortions, and is of itself a very large part of the problem.

    The reason for doing this is to instigate collapse, as per Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

    What it will collapse into is a good question. Some believe that a totalitarian state is waiting in the wings…

    (Methinks that D’enmark is growing much less enthusiastic about the EU…)

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The real beauty about all of this Mother Nature event is that the LibLabCon merchants – have ‘all’ backed themselves into a corner over their ‘belief’ in AGW / CC …

    All three parties are as one – from their hierarchies down … They bought into the crap and cannot now be seen to “Admit” that it’s all gone pear shaped.

    Stand back and enjoy listening to the suckers [and the entrails in the msm / scientific world] trying to back themselves out of the corner or better still the hole that ‘they have dug for themselves’.

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    Nature's course says:


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    F**k the LibLabCon (Guido stole my handle) says:

    Bankster bailout = Private profits & Public loses = Not capitalism = Reward failure = Doomed to be repeated.

  285. 285
    Guido is not a libertarian says:

    There, fixed it for you.

  286. 286
    oioi says:

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    Táxpáyér says:

    Austerity is a hoax. There hasn’t been any.

    If there had been and we’d got rid of idiotic leftist ideas like subsidising unhealthy behaviours, subsiding fecklessness and subsidising dysgenic kids we’d be in a lot better state (literally).

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    C'mon U K I P P E R S says:

    Sums up Dave and the Tory boys after losing their deposits LOL

  289. 289
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Ayn Rand throughout her life – was ‘never fully aware’ of the dirtier malevolence of those around her.

  290. 290
    Táxpáyér says:

    Yes. We should cut taxes so many fewer are affected by the unemployment income taxation causes..

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    No worries – Dave has gone for the power ranger look…

    h/t @JakeAReynolds

  292. 292
    Táxpáyér says:

    A land value tax would hit “green” oikophobic states when they damage land values for the sake of crustaceans.

  293. 293
    Táxpáyér says:

    Probably mainly melanin deficient,

  294. 294
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    We promise to refer payment to the rest of the U.K. :-)

  295. 295
    Táxpáyér says:

    Not sure you’ve read Mr Bastiat on the broken window fallacy…

    Making it flood by not dredging then building homes on flood planes because of nimbyism elsewhere, then saying look at the jobs we create! is not good for the economy in total.

    Pity we can’t send it to MPs.

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    FFS says:

    Sadly you just have to accept that the average Brit is a pillock.

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    Táxpáyér says:


    Telegraph claimed the weather was unprecedented since records began, which is a total lie

  298. 298
    Táxpáyér says:

    @Alex, Good luck running New Darian!

  299. 299
    Táxpáyér says:

    How’s that NHS Connecting for Health project coming along?

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    Guido is not the only libertarian says:

    J3wish People: Why do J3ws constitute 20% of all Nobel Laureates despite being 0.19% of the world’s population?

    Votes by Barry Hampe, Handowo Dipo, Irene Chersky, Alessandra Bettini, and 1055 more.
    In olden days, when a young J3wish man excelled in his (religious) studies, the richest man in the village would give him his daughter’s hand in marriage and would support him so that he could continue to study and to learn. The young couple were able to have many children thanks to the father’s support.

    At the same time, a Christian man who did well in school became a priest, and that was it for his genes.

    Repeat this for many generations and see what you get.

  301. 301
    BoS says:

    But that’s what Scotch Money already looks like.

  302. 302
    Anonymous says:

    That is not a libertarian website. It’s nationalist. I notice Ukippers have their own cod definition of libertarianism.

  303. 303
    Táxpáyér says:

    Waterproof hesco blocks.

  304. 304
    Táxpáyér says:

    1929/30 Weather was vastly rainier.

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    Murphy says:

    More like Shite builders than excess wind.

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    FFS says:

    Yeah, but that’s actually the problem. I’m spending huge %age of my income on this big government you are so fond of and what am I getting in return?

    Fuck all.

    And what can i do about it?

    Fuck all.

    Time to break up this “too big to fail” big government and split it down into directly funded entities that have to produce audited accounts and are governed by local citizens eager to see they are doing a good job. The work itself should not be done by government, but by small private companies forced to compete with each other to offer a good service at a good price, not enormous private monopolies like Crapita.

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    Táxpáyér says:

    Osbourne’s sums don’t adder up.

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Just a reminder of what a power ranger looks like:

    These are being rebroadcast by D!sney these days.

    M!ckey Mouse was pleased with his David Cameron watch.

    Gift of the EU to D!sney Land Par!s apparently.

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    Mong watch says:

    He can’t even cope with Wellies.

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    Táxpáyér says:

    >commanding the floods to recede.

    Quite a few people called him a CNUT.

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    Is it an MP? Is it Britain's Obama? No, it's Super C.A.B. says:

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    Táxpáyér says:

    “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

    Guess who…

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    Jerry Built.."affordable" social engineering says:

    Has it occurred to Dave that no other house is damaged?

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    Anonymous says:

    Though UKIP’s safe second-place finish means they held on to their deposit!

  316. 316
    Jerry says:

    That’s all right.

    Dave has promised that money is no object and the taxpayer will pick up the tab to repair all my crap houses.

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    Táxpáyér says:

    Wind totems take more energy to make than they ever produce (including essential backup for when the wind isn’t just right).

    Those wind totems were protesting at the waste.

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    Táxpáyér says:

    Dredging should be paid for by the house insurer rather than the idiotic department of gay gaia worshipers.

  319. 319
    Táxpáyér says:

    17 years of no warming.
    Models expect exponentially increasing warming.
    Are the models all wrong? Yes.
    Will you get told that in the MSM? No.

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    Dougie Flood says:

    Me too eh lads?

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    that way ^^.... says:

    Well done. You may now proceed to splat the idiot at No99 in Box.

  322. 322
    Táxpáyér says:

    Monbiot in 2006 claimed drought forever.

    To be a leftist is to have no memory of previous opinions.

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    that way ^^.... says:

    *Box 1

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    Táxpáyér says:

    If they kept the price the same here’s what would happen…

    Someone enterprising would buy as much as they could carry and then sell it at 3.80.

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    Dougie Flood says:

    Don’t want to pour cold water etc…………but the wind did make the waves :)

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:
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    כריס says:

    No one forced the christian man to become a priest….

  328. 328
    Táxpáyér says:

    more likely we won’t have a summer this year.

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    Are we still paying him not to do his day job?

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    … with the intelligence of a pollock….

  332. 332
    Táxpáyér says:

    Reading the stats. Most islamaphobic attacks are by other sects of ‘slammers.

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    Mr Picky Picky says:

    And quite seedy, there’s that as well, don’t forget…

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    Dave: Has Millipede been by this way? Looks like somebody just sh**ted a load of bricks.

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    Asslick Almond says:

    I will appoint Fred Goodwin Chief cashier of Scotland’s Central Bank.

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    Rufus Stone says:

    Remind me again… who are you?

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    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    … before they got found out and the sticky stuff hit the twirly thing… the Qataris are also up to their necks in all this…. and goodness me, who is funding all these minor setbacks all over middle east?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    To IFF – i don’t like sharia or beth d’in law – those who want to practice it ought to fuck off elsewhere.

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

    There is no reason why the Scots couldn’t apply to become the 51st state of the US and convert to using the dollar. I know it’s not independence, but it would free them from the fuckwits in Westminster and Brussels and guarantee them free speech,free press and the right to keep and bear arms.

    The rate Bernanke is printing dollars it would only take a days print run to cover Scotland’s share of the UK debt.

    Scotland would then have 2 senators in the US senate and about 7 congressmen in the US congress.

    Scotland could become both an economic and military (mainly naval) hub for the US wrt Europe.

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    Londoner says:

    You might be right, FFS. Such folk may be a) rare or b) more common than you think.

    a) Statistics tend to show that most immigrants to this country are quite loyal: the problem seems to only be with a group of second generation muslims from Pakistan who are utterly alienated and a few (a handful) of complete nutters who are converts to Islam, often mixed race, who would find it hard to fit in anywhere on the planet. Of course, the statistics cold be nonsense and you know better. I presume that your evidence would be anecdotal, but then, so is mine, borne out by a lifetime of living and working with people from all sorts of places, here and abroad.

    From my experience, which is as good as anyone’s, and is not based on being a wishy-washy liberal, such decent folk are more common than you seem to think.

    So, regarding b). Why would you not be aware of this? It could be because you don’t live near any or no any and are simply spouting bs. Assuming you are not a liar, or ignorant due to living in the back end of Shropshire, one could surmise that you may not be aware of this aspect of your fellow citizens’ lives because they don’t tell you about it. Maybe you don’t know about them because they don’t want to know you either: I think this could be likely as a cause of your ignorance because people using language like ‘jungle bunny’ etc probably don’t exactly exude much of an aura of ‘I’m a nice, intelligent guy who it is worth getting to know’. It is a very old-fashioned term, which also suggests to me you could be old enough to be living a segregated old peoples’ retirement community.

    Or maybe, having met you, people really do decide to tell you they want to be somewhere, anywhere, else: preferably as far away as possible in another time zone whenever you are anywhere near them.
    if so, there could be many reasons for this other than you being dishonest, unpleasant or thick. Have you ever thought of trying a new brand of aftershave?

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    Number please says:

    …..wrong sort of calls on the line?

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    y y oh y says:

    Why wait till Tom Finney dies before you queue up to pay tributes when it’s too late?

    Better to have a tribute day to someone BEFORE they die.

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    I feel fubarred etc.. says:

    Omaha has already had (at least) one bad experience of rampaging Scots – I doubt he go for a whole countryful any time soon

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    Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

    Dave Cameron?

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    Ali C says:

    Look, I’m just a hating hater who hates, and if I don’t get hired by someone to focus that hate and be paid for doing it, I get rather depressed. It’s because normality is no bloody fun. I can’t see how anyone can just go through life with equanimity. Hate’s a lot more fun, especially when, as with me, you are a “dry dr’unk” and you have a bug up your arse anyhow even at the best of times.

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    Reality Cheque says:

    Porch roof construction is usually poor. Roof area too small, tiles too large, inadequate flashing. This one looks like a retro fit plastic cladding special, the whole thing worth only some minor business for a small “builder”.

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


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    There is just no more money period ,if you don’t believe me ask the last Labour government ministers one of them admitted it

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    The British media are cunts says:

    I’d like them to explain what global warming has to do with the fact water can’t drain away. Same mongs who complain we don’t get enough water in the summer.

    Here’s a thought, how about building some reservoirs to catch the water in winter to use in the summer? Just a wild thought.

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    Carney-street says:

    Its nothing short than an outbreak of salmonella

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    Everyone's a Critic says:

    Atlas Shrugged is not very readable. In its own way its as badly written as Das Kapital and needs translating. The recent attempt to make it into a movie is dire.

  352. 352
    Fu Man Chu says:

    The Chinese property and credit bubbles are quite capable of bursting all on their own without any help from the yanks.

  353. 353
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Why is my drain blocked?.

  354. 354
    Jimmy St.Saville says:

    who me?

  355. 355
    Thrill Seeker says:

    The percussion on that is a total turn-off. I stopped at 13 seconds.

  356. 356
    Kim Jong-un says:

    I have no idea who Tim Finney is or how many regiments he commands, but may I take this opportunity to extend my deepest, most sincerely condolences to everyone in the Benn dynasty.

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    Socialist sheep says:


  358. 358
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    Before you know it, Brigadier 2nd Nelson Chris Smiff would turn up.

  359. 359
    Drown your sorrows says:

    UK Women’s hair-dressing team excels in winter olympics.

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    Wannabe Prats says:

    Why do the Environmental Agency managers dress up like the plod?

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    Jeremiah says:

    I believe scientists as opposed to city boys. Daft as it seems this has been the warmest for years, it doesn’t feel like though I have to admit. I wonder whether those Russian atomic submarines are still languishing on the floor of the Arctic Ocean because they did not know how to decommission them so the nuclear reactors are still active down there?

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    duck 'n dive says:

    wher do all the tory wets live???



  363. 363
    Plastic Eco Cops says:

    Their Bright yellow jackets always look pristine so they obviously don’t do anything practical. In many cases they look like brand spanking new uniforms.

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    Jeremiah says:

    So will the premiums for everyone but not as much as those on flood plains.

  365. 365
    Danny de la Rue says:

    But the plan has always been to print more currency on recycled shopping bags.
    In future the money that’s briefly in your wallet will come in an assortment of scratch-and-sniff aromas.

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    Who the fuck is he? says:

  367. 367
    White rabbit says:

    Scratch a Green .. get pus, stupidity, impracticality and International Socialism.

  368. 368
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    This is an Election Broadcast on behalf of the Libor Party.

  369. 369
    Buck up there says:

    More to the point, who do plod dress like drain cleaners and pest exterminators?

    And don’t get me started on the scruffy bunch who shuffle about as ‘community support’ functionaries.

  370. 370
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    Drum machine crap.

    It was the Libdems what lost their deposit not the Tories anyway.

  371. 371
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    On your knees and beg forgiveness for the Mighty State.

    What a fucking wazzock.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    That just about summed the Conservative led coalition up. :-)

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    H2O (Surplus) Limited says:

    Buckets of Thames, Avon or Severn now available. Unwanted gift. Ideal gift for summer or use in a garden feature. £2.50 each. Fresh deliveries daily.
    Buyer to collect.

  374. 374
    Jack Ketch says:

    What is wrong with Sodomites and Pederasts claiming their dignity by parading in the streets wearing nothing but posing pouches and lipstick?

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    What happened to policing by consent says:

    You do have a good point.

    The plod these days seem to be either scruffy Hunts or dress up as Rambo.

    Another way of British life destroyed by new Labour is the British Bobby who took pride in himself, the force and the community,

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    Jeremiah says:

    There is a little thing called ocean currents, http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/ocean-current3.htm you will notice that the gulf stream keeps this country warmer than say the east coast of Canada and USA if that was not there we would be suffering the same as those who live on the eastern seaboard of north America. the other effect is the high attitude Jet Streams which could explain the intense cold from 2009 to 2013. I have seen guys in shorts, short sleeved shirts and girls in short dresses, bare arms last night, and no, I do not live in Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Ask Chuka says:

    Dear Chuka. What is good to remove curry stains from white shirts?

  378. 378
    Ask Chuka says:

    curry ?

  379. 379
    Ask Chuka says:

    Cracked it. Sta1ns

  380. 380
    Jack Ketch says:

    Our focus group has determined at a cost of £30 million that people who go to piss-ups do not really like beer. They would prefer an eco-friendly Algerian Chardonnay or White Lightning Cider served in 2 litre bottles.

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    Chorley cake says:

    Please remember all bags sand/water is subject to VAT as is all building materials you use to repair the damage also your insurance, if you can get it will also be subject to VAT, sorry about that but if water can be pi55ed up the wall so can the money that Liebour collect from you.

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    Anonymous says:

    Should we have one for Benn now? or maybe Lenny Henry he died years ago live on stage.

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    Jeremiah says:

    I remember them saying that in the mid 50’s, oh, I almost forgot they were blaming it on the Russians and their atomic bomb tests not the Yanks, strange that

  384. 384
    Jack Ketch says:

    Forgot to mention: many of our members are keen on cock’s tails as well.

  385. 385
    Money is No object says:

  386. 386
    Auntie Podes says:

    Isn’t it where Ned Kelly lived and where they play cricket upside down?

  387. 387
    Anonymous says:

    Can we assume you are against gay marriage.

  388. 388
    Jack Ketch says:

    Kill the worshippers of Baal (6thC BC)
    Stone the Blasphemers! (200AD-onwards)
    Slay the infidels! (600AD to present)
    Burn the Heretics! (1020AD- 17thC)
    Shoot the wreckers, saboteurs and Rightists(1917-1953)
    Find a Final Solution to the Chooish Question (1933-1945)
    Destroy the Capitalist Roadsters and Lin Baoists (1963-1967)
    Vote Labour 2014

  389. 389
    M T Pockets says:

    I object. There’s still no money left.

  390. 390
    Jack Dromey MP says:

    Hope Harriet gets me a Chertsey sausage for Christmas.

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    Jeremiah says:

    The trouble is that they have idea that that lovely river flowing by their mansion is likely to flood every once in a while, they would have to get hold of an old map preferably 1 series OS (1855) http://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html , flood plains or liable to flood areas are shown.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    That family name that rhymes with Dew-son, is derived from those who converted from their original faith in 1290 when their co-religionists were given the worst sentence posible–expulsion to Europe.

  393. 393
    Buck up there says:

    Why would people who work for nothing cost the government a quarter of a million quid?

  394. 394
    Bring back fox hunting ! says:

    Can anyone explain why this hasn’t happened if Cameron is not really a crypto-communist quisling tosser ?

  395. 395
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Labour – Lest we forget.

  396. 396
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Haven’t a bunch of reservoirs been shut down over the past few years ?

  397. 397
    Jeremiah says:

    Never mind AC, you could be like Fawkes and co they make money from hating, as long as they write what the Master and His underlings tell him to write and hate.

  398. 398
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Is Sturgeon’s arse on the back?

  399. 399
    Try this at home says:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The dirty fuckers have been reminded of lewd conduct in public – that’s why their pride marches have been curtailed.

    If you want to practice that kinda shite – do it in your own homes / privacy – but do not think that the vast majority of the public are going to tolerate your filthy lewd activities in public.

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    Owen Jones Labour Party Entrance Exam Question says:

    Which is the most important policy idea to allocate Parliamentary time to ?

    a) Upgrade of flood defences, and public investment in key infrastructure.

    b) Reform of the house of Lords, and constituency boundaries.

    c) Holding a referendum on the UKs continued membership of the EU and seeking to obtain public consent for release of sovereignty.

    d) Bumsex Marriage.

  402. 402
    Ban The Left says:

    Why not apologize for the old people that Andy Burnham murdered on the NHS when your lot were last in office as well, while you’re at it.

  403. 403
    Can you please clarify says:

    The Scientists admit there has been no warming for around a decade. What source are you referring to ? Can you please evidence your assertion thanks.

  404. 404
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Take your MAPPA (lefty bollox) mumbo jumbo Commander and shuvv it where the sun don’t shine – sunshine. As a pig in a suit – you don’t have any fucking rights against i, so shuvv it pig.

  405. 405
    A Bent MP says:

    Expenses ?

  406. 406
    Tosser Dave says:

    Be a stupid incompetent cnut like me and just borrow some more — I’ve kept the Deficit going for 4 years now.

    If you really get stuck the BoE will forge (sorry, Quantitatively Ease) a few hundred billion pounds for you. That way you can steal it off those silly naive fuckers called savers.

  407. 407
    The Common Agricultural Policy strikes again says:

    It’s an EU water mountain.

  408. 408
    Lateral Thought says:

    Now why didn’t they deploy these in Somerset ?

    Strange that they appear to be filling it with mains water as well rather than pumping in water from the Thames.

  409. 409
    Eaten Dave says:

    d) Bumsex Marriage of course — obvious answer

  410. 410
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The media – are caught with their own trousers down – they are ‘talking up’ a storm in a teacup to try and ‘sell on’ the AGW /CC rubbish that they (the Media) have been selling on behalf of the political monkey’s we have in parliament.

    The dead tree press – have hoisted themselves by their own petards and ‘Mastheads’.

    Fleet Streets – very own ships of fools – all at sea and totally in distress!!!

  411. 411
    Lateral Thought says:

    Post from Ch!na taking about 2 weeks for EBay stuff these days, and they’ve really only just got back from their New Years break.

    The company which makes these though is based in Canada:


  412. 412
    Germy cunt's latest scam says:

    We’ve got a huge reservoir of statins – let’s get the whole country hooked and in hock to the pharmaceutical giants.

  413. 413
    Why were fwucked and why I hate paying tax says:

    ‘But I don’t do bad things anymore because I am not poor and live on your benefits,’ he told me. ‘I arrived in the UK on January 7 three years ago, and went to the Nottingham job centre to get a National Insurance number a few weeks after.
    ‘I came to Nottingham to stay with a cousin and found a good private accountant who told me how to claim the benefits. I soon brought over my family, too.
    ‘I have never been told to look for work by the job centre. I have never called back there after I got the National Insurance number. Why would I want a real boss when I get £300 put into my bank account each week for nothing?
    ‘There is the child benefit of £170 a month for Ionut and Constantin, too. In Romania, we were only given £17 a month for them. Now I sing “God praise your Queen Elizabeth” every day, because we have arrived in heaven.’
    The £300 Rudi receives each week is made up of housing benefit, to cover his £500 a month rent (the house is owned by a private landlord), and he also receives tax credits (paid weekly or monthly) because his self-employed income is so low.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559776/This-week-Eurocrat-told-Britain-benefit-tourism-myth-read-Rudi-huge-Romanian-family-say-new-home-Your-benefits-crazy-Its-like-finding-sackful-cash-left-road.html#ixzz2tPk3A7MH
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  414. 414
    Archimedes says:

    It’s now called Thames-on-St@ines

  415. 415
    David Cameron says:

    Crisis. What crisis?

  416. 416
    Beaker says:

    No point. All the foxes have drowned.

  417. 417
    Mi5 says:

    + 1000

  418. 418
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Can i improve your comment – they all live in

    Baa baa baa.kshire!!!

  419. 419
    Jimmy says:

    Not where I come from

  420. 420
    Táxpáyér says:

    No, Close. But another 3rd way politician.

  421. 421
    Professor Higgins says:

    Now students, your task today is to consider the following words, phrases or sayings extracted from the incoherent ramblings of a bunch of piss-soaked window-lickers on the Order Order blog, define their specific and technical usages within the political discourse of the British intelligencia, (additional marks will be awarded for exact etymology), and then explain how the site they were common currency on came to be one of the most influential political blog sites in the early 21st century:

    “+1, An’jam, bankster, BBC bollox, bennies, big girl’s blouse, Bumsex marriage, chillaxed, chooish, Cif, city boys, cobra, cost of … crisis, c’unt, CNUT, DM, daily grump, eco-friendly, eco-loons, gay gaia worshipper, gaytard, goose stepping, Greenies, Hunt, investing, islammers, islamophobia, jungle bunny, kipper, liblabconning, limp-dickers, Londonistan, maximum imbecile, meeja, mong, muzzie, New Darian, pot kettle, Rice and p33s, Teabag, Watermelons, whiney arsed”

  422. 422
    Russell brand isan utter fuckard dipstick says:

    Well give job snow his due he at least pissed of that arrogant good for nothing hypocritical fucktard Russell brand


    Russell Brand finally meets his match: Comic loses his cool as television anchor Jon Snow tears into his ‘confused’ campaign to legalise drugs

  423. 423
    Mark W says:

    Wish the media would stop reporting the driveling garbage spouted by the climate *septic* Nigel Lawson. He’s not a scientist. He doesn’t have a fucking clue what he’s talking about. Ignore the old fart.

  424. 424
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Russell is dispensing very irresponsible advice.

    Signing a petition is one thing, and a good way for people to express their views and transmit to legislators.

    Advising people to not engage in the electoral process is anti-democratic.

    Brand is also getting very close to advocating that people engage in direct non-peaceful protest as well.

    The left are in a mess.

    People in the UK should wake up to the fact that the war on drugs, as started in the US, was only ever about social engineering and arms exports / US foreign policy.

    The social engineering aspect is related to issues which Brand is trying to raise awareness of with respect to treatment. Suppressing sections of the population and finding an acceptable way to socially and economically exclude them is a very useful tool for policy makers.

    The arms aspect is more related to the signing of defence contracts with foreign governments in order to control production. Of course, in the background, the trade is controlled by those who are selling the systems, the proceeds are very useful for funding certain government activities for which direct funding would invalidate the plausible deniability defence.

    The only way to deal with the drug problem is to cut the supply, and that requires very closely controlled borders, and a foreign policy which would remove the economic incentive for suppliers to produce their crops, or target those crops at your country.

  425. 425
    Prince Peter Kropotkin says:

    Russel Brand is one sad, sad guy. He really has no clue what he wants nor any coherent idea as to how he wants to go about getting it. I don’t blame the drugs however: I know plenty of drug users who are far smarter than him.

  426. 426
    A C P Stooge in the EA says:

    In the Midlands, Middlesborough and Medway monsoons merely moisten.

    Work still to do there – what we need are lots more recruits and lots more dosh from the taxpayers to lavish on ourselves.

  427. 427
    You cannot be rac!st towards a religion, repeat, says:

    You cannot be rac!st towards a religion.

  428. 428
    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    Sadly chump, the nanny state and big government has caused heartache for flood victims instead of helping them.
    Can you name one Establishment figure who has helped the situation ?

  429. 429
    Anonymous says:

    Looks ify.

  430. 430
    Dave really should have resigned by now says:

    That has happened a number of times in its history.

    It may do them a favor, as the fetid waters of the Thames would help cleanse the stinky lower levels a bit.

    The trick which is always missed is to move Strangers Bar down to the basement and organize a lock in before the flood waters start lapping gently over the embankment.

  431. 431
    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    He’s a local councillor.

  432. 432
    duck 'n Dave says:

    The police unveil the latest addition to the Chipping Norton police force, funded by Dave’s ‘money is no object’ policy.

    Dave and R’ebekah’s future weekends are secured.


  433. 433
    The Water of Leith says:

    I never flood, because if I get too close to the locals I’ll catch VD

  434. 434
    Diane Abbot says:

    They are hideously white.

    I demand a recount.

  435. 435
    Curious says:

    WTF is Dave doing on telly yet again “saving the nation”, “money’s no object”, “the river levels will rise again before they go down”. Total bollux. Prat.

    Why aren’t the Environment secretary and the Home Secretary doing it?

    Why is it always that exhibitionist incompetent t(u)rd Dave?

  436. 436
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    @Jeremiah: The nuclear reactors in the subs the Russ!an’s scuttled should still be active, and producing heat. Amount of heat produced would not be enough to have any meaningful effect on Arctic Sea Ice.

    However, saying that, the ice that seasonally forms on the surface of Lake Erie in the US Mid West has been thawing a lot earlier, and forming much thinner. Much to the annoyance of ice fishermen.

    Reason ? The warm water discharge from the power stations built on the shore. (The Lake is the perfect heat exchange, which is why there are a lot of power plants built close to it)

    Check the credentials of the scientists you are listening to, and who are funding them.

    That does cut both ways for on this argument. But there has been no warming for at least 10 years.

    It is warm in the UK due to heat being brought up from the gulf of Mexico. This is perfectly natural, and one of the good things about the UK: We always have mild winters here compared to what we should get. Check Calgary, or a city at the same latitude in Russ!a for what we should really get, and be thankful that we do not.

  437. 437
    The empty talent pool says:

    You would be astonished if you knew how few people there are who are actually governing our country at the moment.

  438. 438
    Generous Taxpayer says:

    As a former debt-collecter I spent half my time collecting money from Sky subscribers who foolishly thought they could ring up Sky to cancel

  439. 439
    Dave is Gutless says:

    Come on now. You don’t spend it all on yourselves, expensive palatial new offices in Bristol etc.


    Your entire fucking department should be shutdown immediately — it won’t be of course, because Dave hasn’t got the guts — and your boss is a promiscuous HIV positive gayer, and therefore one of Dave’s mates.

  440. 440
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    There are lots of Ministers, SPADS and associated LibLabConner vermin. They are not governing the U.K., they are fucking it up.

  441. 441
    The Broon says:

    I sleep with one eye open at all times

  442. 442
    Gerry McCunt says:

    Did someone say D notice?

  443. 443
    Justin & Tarquin says:

    Our bumsex marriage venue is flooded. If that’s not a crisis, we don’t know what is.

  444. 444
    Von Clegg says:

    Drink and be merry…..

  445. 445
    Ed Balls says:

    So do I.

  446. 446
    Dave Cameroon says:

    My underpants aren’t

  447. 447
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

  448. 448
    do me a favour says:

    Brand is so used to being feted and indulged,
    he’s just not used to anyone daring to question
    his immature rants.
    Being a junkie doesn’t qualify him as an expert on
    drug policy.And knocking about with the privileged
    elite makes his call for revolution an insulting joke.

  449. 449
    Jism says:

    To all you fat girls out there who didn’t get a Valentines card, chin up, it’ll soon be Pancake Tuesday.

  450. 450
    FFS says:

    I have done quite a bit of voluntary work with people that have addictive disease and frankly nobody that has an addiction problem should ever be allowed to speak about regulation of supply. An addict will alway seek to keep open his route to future supplies even when he or she is “clean”. That’s all Brand is doing.

    The easiest way to deal with it is actually to stop the sale of the drugs since that is when it gets out in the open.

    1] Change the laws on entrapment to allow undercover officers to entrap dealers in drug sales

    2] Make the sentences for drug dealing very long indeed

    3] Accept that the police are riddled with drug corruption and set up an “Elliot Ness” style operation to deal with it.

  451. 451
    David Cameron, a life in politics says:

    Ahh, the floods. An interesting time for me.

    It was shortly after the Russ!an’s sent that warship over to provide honor guard duties for the Queen at Christmas, ( – well, that is how I tried to spin it to her : How was I to know she was a reader of the D’aily M’ail ?), that my gut feeling about global warming was realized, and much of the country vanished under water.

    Well, despite the warming, things had been quite frosty during audience with HRH, a bit Cold War’ish, but things started to thaw a bit when word got back about the scale of the flooding.

    I quipped with her majesty: ‘Who do you think I am ? King Cnut ?’

    Her Majesty did not answer that immediately, and instead just looked at me in a very regal manner.

    On the way out of Buckingham Palace I ran into C’harles, W’illiam and H’arry. They did look a bit muddy – apparently they had been out helping to stop their kingdom disappearing under the waves.

    We chatted for a bit, and they kindly invited me out to play water polo with them.

    Looking forward to that. Who knew horses could swim ?

  452. 452
    Generous Taxpayer says:

    The grant goes to theose who “provide” the volunteers, ie the well-paid, part-time political placements

  453. 453
    Blowing Whistles says:

    You are entitled to your opinions Prof Higgins – however if you are a government / establishment paid and retained mouthpiece – just fuck right off.

  454. 454
    Owen Jones says:

    Turns on Splash!
    Sees that there are no female competitors left on Splash!
    Turns off Splash!

  455. 455
    Self Employed says:

    Isostasy, southern Britain is rebounding and sinking!!!

  456. 456
    Ch4 seemed fresh long ago says:

    Snow comes across as the bigger wanker. He is supposed to be a professional. Why is he asking Brand about Global Warming? Brand is a stand-up comic and the subject of the debate is drugs which he is at least qualified to have an opinion about.

  457. 457
    Prohibiton Doesn't Work -- Evolution Does says:

    Bollux. Legalise the lot. Give it out free at pharmacies, increasing the quantity each time. Let the stupid fuckers who want to take drugs and kill themselves just get on with it.

  458. 458
    Prohibiton Doesn't Work -- Evolution Does says:

    Drug users aren’t smart — they are self indulgent fucking idiots — legalise all drugs and let them kill themselves — problem solved

  459. 459
    Lord Smiffy says:

    Hey Dave, I’m going cottaging again this evening. do you wanna cum?

  460. 460
    south of the M4 says:

    Stupid to use the ‘money is no object ‘ phrase. No professional business person would as they know that this will return to bite you on the bum several times over. The man’s an amateur -and the EA are incompetent.

  461. 461
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    By saying money is no object Prime Minister David Cameron inadvertently admits his economic policy is a sham & a class war against the poor and disempowered.

  462. 462
    Anonymous says:

    I have just read the text of remarks made by Cardinal Designate Nicholls regarding benefit cuts,is this bloke for real? The Catholic Church is mired in a universal child sex abuse scandal which the UN have castigated them over the lack of transparecy and action and he dares criticise the benefit cuts which still leaves non pension benefit cost at about 95 million.We had his CofE equivalent spouting the same shit last year,neither of them must have heard of Thimas a Beckett.

  463. 463
    Shome Mishtake says:

    Shurely male competitors. Anyway ther’s still Tom to watch in his tight trunks.

  464. 464
    Anonymous says:

    Or even his brother Thomas!

  465. 465
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To CO6 and FFS – there is another intriguiging twist to the Russell ‘owned’ Brand. He more than appears to be making out that his and others’ drug adictions are some kind of disease. Drug addiction is not a disease. It is not an inhereted thing.

    Thus behind this Russell ruse could there be some very devious psychiatrists (put up to it by moneymen desperate for control) attempting to enlargen the Disease / Disorder classifications and databases where people can be placed into boxes (certified) where they can be totally controlled by the state and its legal shysters enforcing orders against people?

    just an opinion mind – but yes Brand is a total fuck-wit – and a totally ‘controlled one’ at that.

  466. 466
    We would have gotten democracy if it hadn't been for tehm meddling kids says:

    They all look very studenty with their dyed hair and right-on haircuts. Yoots are notoriously gullable and prone to leftism until they learn better — look at the SS.
    I just hope they didn’t report their own parents to the authorities as kippers.

  467. 467

    Shame this guy is left wing. Do I sense in this song the despair that a socialist feels?

    It is still a beautiful work. The construction is just wonderful. The playing is superb. Production perfect.

    And never was there an answer…

  468. 468
    Pope Francis says:

    At least when he’s spouting this bollocks he’s not got a choirboy’s cock in his gob.

  469. 469
    bit.ly says:

    Comfortably Numb – one of the best guitar solos ever.

  470. 470
    God says:

    The Catholic church owes the British state nothing.

  471. 471
    Anon says:

    BW, I thought you were intelligent enough to know the difference between an opinion and a question.

  472. 472
    Common Purpose says:

    Thanks very much.

  473. 473
    Drug Watch says:

    Why is the state trying to medicate a Nation?

    Has it got shares in GSK?

  474. 474
    non telly person says:

    Isn’t that a painting ?

  475. 475

    It is not the ‘ poor’s money it belongs to the taxpayers

  476. 476
    Blowing Whistles says:

    i wonder if i can use the word rabbi on here?

  477. 477
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    If it is government retained, that should be fine.

    1) It will be able to report that there is no real subversive / revolutionary activity being planned by Guido’s followers.

    2) It will likely agree that Cameron is a mong, and that Gordon Brown has very serious mental health issues. Anyone reading will find those arguments pretty difficult to ignore.

    3) Probably will have to report some of the arguments put forward back as being reflective of a reasonable %’age of the population.

    Prof Higgins also came up with one of the words itself: liblabconning

    Freudian slip of a lefty ?

  478. 478
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Prof Higgins has stated as is his ‘opinion’ in his piece that and i quote

    “… extracted from the incoherent ramblings of a bunch of piss-soaked window-lickers on the Order Order blog, …”

    There is the pathetic opinion for you Anon. Balls in your court …

  479. 479
    altruism in industry says:

    constantly on the BBC there is broadcast things to do with sexuality, mostly about what might be considered unnatural activities. This morning for example at 6:30 or something there is flowing over the airwaves ” Homosexual , H o m o sex uall, whoooow”, like some sort of a hypnotic subliminal attempt followed by ” If you see discrimination you must report it “.
    Who makes this stuff ?
    Is it government information or is it some BBC initiative ?
    Why are they pushing all this gayness ?
    It is like they have an agenda.
    I think the jury is still out whether the same sex stuff is an illness so I’m not sure it should be promoted so extensively.

  480. 480
    Blowing Whistles says:

    i refer you to that i have commented above at 8:30 comments crossed in time. The ball now being in Anon’s court.

  481. 481
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Does seem a bit whiffy.

    Like that yank who was on Newsnight the other week trying to make the case that his alcoholism was some sort of allergy.

    You can be allergic to alcohol, and if you are you generally avoid it – as you would do peanuts if allergic to them.

    There is a desire for some soviet style reclassification of reasonable opinions and strongly held beliefs as a disorder. Typical lefty mind control trick which is not working.

  482. 482
    Candulous says:

    Obviously not very intelligent at all.

  483. 483
    Blowing Whistles says:

    In the run up to the gay marriage enforcement foisted upon us by EU diktat i noted that many a rabbi in the JC was dead ste against the gay marriage proposals [pun in there unfortunately].

    However them lesser Rabbi’s were ‘told’ / ‘ordered’ to shift their stance by lordy sacks and his stringpullers … which begs many a question does it not?

  484. 484
    Charitee says:

    Organising mugs to work for nothing doesn’t come cheap.

  485. 485
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Yes – will be interesting to see if Anon responds.

    I do not think a real Professor would use the term ‘bunch of piss-soaked window-lickers’.

    Just another troll attempt.

  486. 486
    FFS says:

    There is some reason for believing that drug addiciton is inheritable, not in the sense that the particular addiction is passed from parent to child but that the underlying brain function disorder and personality disorders may be inherited and then exhibit as alcholism in a parent and drug addiction in a child, for instance.

    Drug and alcohol abuse is often related to personality disorders like depression.

    In any case, taking Class A drugs and harmful quantities of alcohol is known to cause permanent damage to the brain and the human experience of pleasure, making it both difficult to come off drugs and to regain pleasure in normal human behaviours. In Russell Brand’s case getting off drugs has only made him more prone to his secondary addiction to sex (because sex releases the naturally occurring drug serotonin in the brain).

    So yes, I would say that drug taking is a disease. All the recent advances in drug treatment (and there are some spectacular new therapies on the way) work by trying to fix the basic underlying problems in the brain that cause the addiction.

    Drug addicts like Brand prefer to see themselves as normal, mentally healthy people. Clearly he is not. But he is probably even worse than he seems, because behind closed doors his personality disorders will have full reign. Addicts present themselves as normal as possible, and like to drag others into their world of drug abuse. Allowing addicts to present on TV is about as sensible as allowing n o n c e s to promote their lifestyle on TV.

  487. 487
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    i) The BBC is part funded by the EU.

    ii) The BBC is the state broadcaster for the UK – it is the primary propaganda department.

    iii) Look carefully at the output and draw your conclusions about the intent of the message. If you agree with it fine, if not, highlighting it and holding it up to ridicule is a good way to expose the propaganda for what it is.

    At 6:30 in the morning most people who have that transmission on will be half asleep, especially on a weekend, so your subliminal conjecture does hold a lot of water.

  488. 488
    The Pilgrimage of Grace says:

    Au contraire, they owe them a big fat bill for all the property they stole from the Church during the dissolution of the monasteries.

    But mainly they owe the current government a sharp kick in the bollocks for all that gay adoption nonsense and the desecration of the sanctity of marriage by their obscene gay marriage legislation

  489. 489
    The On High says:

    95 BILLION Anonymous – think you had a Ned Milly moment there.

  490. 490
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There is a word in that cartoon which many gloss over too quickly; the word is ‘they’ – because the they are not the front puppets of say Miliped and Bells ringing or even Camoron and Clogg.

    ‘They’ already control and ‘own’ both sides of the political spectrum via financial and other leveraging – it is the ‘they’ above who are desperate to hide themselves behind their front tiers men.


  491. 491
    altruism in industry says:

  492. 492
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Snow is the bigger wanker – but when he pushed the ‘owned’ and Branded one on other topics it became clear that the Branded and ‘owned’ one only had one agenda that he could speak fork-tongued like on.

  493. 493
    FFS says:

    Russell Brand appears to be a classic case of “Amorous Narcissist” sub-type within “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”. I suspect that his drug problems, and indeed the insatiable promiscuity, stem from the underlying disorder.

    He is probably less interested in his subject matter than the fact it makes him feel more important than he actually is and gets him a lot of attention from important people.

    I suspect that when the media tire of him, Mr Brand will have an “episode” which will see him back in re-hab again (and once again getting the attention of the media….)

  494. 494
    Anonymous says:

    Wish you were here Cat on the Dark Side if the Moon making Money.

  495. 495
    Blowing Whistles says:

    NBW the Prof troll is the establishment ‘testing the waters’ so to speak.

  496. 496
    Taxpayer says:

    In France the Chief Rabbi came out openly against gay marriage (pun unintended)

  497. 497
    Blowing Whistles says:

    btw NBW – letts let some cats out of the bag today – ref Status quo / mantras and many other quay words.

  498. 498
    My memory says:

    One of the most well-known posters on here regularly described himself as ‘piss-soaked’.

    “The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT!”

    Remember him?

    The term ‘window-lickers’ is how Guido himself famously refers to everyone who posts comments on here.

  499. 499
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    I happen to agree with you 100% that there is an inherited aspect.

    Addictions to substances are mainly bio-chemical affecting the mind.

    Some people are more sensitive to this than others it would appear: A genetic link for predisposition to a’lcohol, and n’icotine addiction has pretty much been determined. Similar will exist for other substances.

    O’piates are a big exception: The body itself metabolizes those, which is why they are difficult to avoid. I believe from the addicts point of view it is the equivalent of quitting smoking and your favorite food at the same time. Tough. I do not mean to make an excuse for the addict, but just to put it into context.

    Treating addiction by shifting addicts onto other drugs, eg. m’ethodone or chewing nicotine gum, is completely the wrong approach. Cold turkey is the only solution, followed by a radical life style change to get away from the triggers / sources.

    As for promoting as a reasonable life style choice ? Absolutely not.

    One only needs to look at the history of the O’pium wars, and what happened in Ch!na to see why keeping illicit drugs under control is sensible policy.

    A nation of idiots easily wooed by the left to vote Labour in is one thing. A nation of such idiots who are in a drug addled state really would be the end of Britain.

    Brand also skirts completely around the coercive use of drugs also.

    Many p’rostitutes are kept in the game by their pimps ensuring they are addicted to things like crack cocaine, heroine etc. How many folk find themselves r’aped after having their drink spiked also ?

  500. 500
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There have been huge demonstrations by the French Public against the unlawful enforcement of gay marriage – yet the msm are strangely quiet about that … and why would that be … are they fucking owned by those who are desperate to deceive because their game of b/s hitting the public is now a known known?

  501. 501
    punker says:

    can’t the bedwetters vote for independence?

    Owen Jones could be the leader

    Ed Balls in charge of the Currency known as Brownies

  502. 502
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Watchtower – another ‘created’ monied and controlled religious cult.

  503. 503
    Lord Cashpoint Levy says:


    I cam buy both of the main parties

    Look what I did to New Labour

    PS and watch out for those Russian Oligarchs

    They make me look honest

  504. 504
  505. 505
    Blowing Whistles says:

    we’re approaching the 500 mark … whoopee fucking do and what of that pratt who has several hundred first’s or is it fists up him bumbandit Rse?

  506. 506
    Blowing Whistles says:

    500 wow man…

  507. 507
    Taxpayer says:


    And Hollande is now running for cover…!

  508. 508
    Blowing Whistles says:

    506 wow man

  509. 509
    altruism in industry says:

    some posters seem to think I belong in the loony lefty greeny part so I thought I should try to explain my thinking.
    I’ve been exposed to the green industry through working with an ecological farm so I know what is the intention to excuse farming practices.
    My ideal scenario is that knowing what we know now and a reduction in the global population of humans by at least 90% that the world could be a fantastic hunter gatherer playground which is what I am interested in but that will never happen.
    As far as the green technology is concerned I think that is a good thing if the sums add up.
    When I was a child I was surrounded by industry spewing out crap yet there was more plentiful diversity of flora and fauna than is now evident. possibly pollution is now more sophisticated.
    My measurement stick is what has the planet/nature done with life ( or what has life done to the planet) up until now and I think it is best to work with that. We are clever as a species but not yet so clever that we understand everything so I think we should try not to fuck up all the other species while we try to work things out.

  510. 510
    Anonymous says:

    BBC’s Owen Jones once again raising cash for the Labour Party.

    Only 2 retwats?

  511. 511
    Jack says:

    Actually ziloon lobby in great difficulty in Washington London and Paris

    Their bluff has been finally called over Pa’estine, Sy ria I ran banks oligarchs lobbying

    And Obama has told A’IPAC to go to hell

    As well as Moscow and Beijing…

  512. 512
    Wordle says:

    Here is a wordle of today’s blog posts (up to time of posting):

  513. 513
  514. 514
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Owen Jones is being very loose with his claim that the New York Times selected Chavs as one of the top ten books of 2011.

    Dwight Garner, a literary critic at NYT put the book in his top 10 Holiday Non-Fiction Picks for 2011:


    But Owen’s book did not feature in the formal NYT top 10 best books, or even the NYT’s 100 notable books for 2011:



    Chav’s did not appear either in any of the Best Seller categories published by New York Times that year either.

  515. 515
    Blowing Whistles says:

    And one doesn’t suspect for one moment that your lot don’t already control / owe them – pull the other one Levy. And btw your patetic book is especially noted for the narcissistic repetition of your grandiose use of the words me, me, I, I, My, My – in other words your up your own Rseedness.

  516. 516
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    A’IPAC are on very dodgy ground in the US indeed, especially as the way they registered their organization was in many ways fraudulent.

    They could in fact be on the wrong end of an I’RS audit, if O’bama has the balls.

  517. 517
    Chris Smith says:

    I’m from the Environment Agency
    and I am here to
    give all the money to some homosexuals

  518. 518
    world pollution pre Mr Watt says:

    Witch burning.

  519. 519
    Blowing Whistles says:

    After reading the above comments – i offer up one more example as in that a vast amount of the Russian people during the communist days of old; were without their knowledge kept in a permanent state of alcoholism and thus ‘controlled to quite some degree’ by the state and its open give away (deliberately kept so cheap) of high alcohol proof Vodka. This subject matter has been written of elsewhere in far better detail than i have mentioned here; but it was one trick used against the people – the old and the young.

  520. 520
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Cutting pollution no one has much of a problem with.

    It has got more ‘sophisticated’ as well – more toxic materials are being used in consumer products now. But that does not explain the changes in flora / fauna diversity you mention.

    What likely does is the legacy of organo phosphate insecticides / herbicides finally banned in the 80s, nuclear fallout from bomb testing through various nuclear accidents, policies like the EU’s CFP which have led to over fishing (recall how fish used to be used as a fertilizer back in the 70s / early 80s also), and the demand for hardwoods leading to massive deforestation and destruction of habitats in the tropics.

    Genetically Modified crops, and ongoing destruction of natural habitat for farming and cash crops also has a major effect.

    No where in this list of major ecological problems feature fossil fuel consumption. The reason why, is because consuming fossil fuels does not itself cause much environmental harm: Especially with the improvements in technology which have reduced the harmful emissions and increased efficiency of consumption.

    The problem with the environmental debate is that it has been politicized into something which seeks to disadvantage developed nations in favor of developing.

    Want to save the planet ?

    Shutting down all the heavily polluting industry in the developing nations, and then eradicate those people to allow such things as the rain forests to recover, and to reduce the demand for food crops which has led to GM market and over production.

    The industrialized nations can continue as they are because they have cleaned their industry up and increased their efficiency already. There is no need to cut back, but there is a need to continue making industry cleaner, and more efficient.

    Don’t like that idea ? Then you clearly are not interested in saving the planet.

  521. 521
    Public information broadcast says:

    You don’t understand percentages.

    When a footballer or some other sporting moron says something along the lines of I’m giving 110%, then you have a point, because that concerns a % as a proportion of a whole.

    But this is case is different, this is is talking about a % as an increase.
    So if we have a number of 10, and increase it by 150%, we get 15, in other words, we multiply 10 by 1.5.

  522. 522
    M102 says:

    @ Ed Balls, you know smarter lithium users. There, fixed it for you.

  523. 523
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Socialists: economical with the truth but not economical with Taxpayers’ money.

  524. 524
    Anonymous says:

    Pull the other one, Owen! You watched it right to the end, or until you spaffed your load.

  525. 525
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    OK, I admit that I’ve been banging on about the effects of Global Warming and nagging that we must build lots of wind turbines, but how was I to know that Global Warming would destroy the wind turbines ??

  526. 526
    altruism in industry says:

    I have a dream of a planet alive, full of wonderful creatures with languagel

  527. 527
    altruism in industry says:

    In the mysterious world of dreams

  528. 528
    altruism in industry says:

    of course animals communicate with each other quite well as do infants. It is the imposition of logical thinking which has done for our society. Better to instinctively know a thing than to dissect it and study it dead. don’t you think ?

  529. 529
  530. 530
    haddock says:

    yet Al Gore does have a fucking clue ?
    “Last Sunday, The Washington Post reproduced Mr. Gore’s Harvard transcript as well as his grades and scores at the elite St. Albans high school and later at Vanderbilt University’s divinity and law schools. In a word, the transcripts reveal that Mr. Gore’s post-secondary academic performance was rather dismal, particularly in the field of science.”

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2000/mar/25/20000325-011032-8259r/#ixzz2tQv46eSZ

  531. 531
    altruism in industry says:

    I f anybody wants to pick this up I will send it to the discussion of good V evil which I can understand some people consider an outmoded concept but there you are.

  532. 532
    altruism in industry says:

    when I was younger there was some female university student who was studying languages or something and she started to talk to me in what I think was Chaucer? time English language, and I just wanted to shag her right then and there

  533. 533
    Einstein says:


  534. 534
    NSA says:

    It needs a plug-in to read it. Trust me.

  535. 535
    Lucrative non-jobs for fellow stooges says:

    Government to regulate levels of bacteria in flood water –

    Environment Agency to be massively expanded –

    Money no object*.

    Buwahaha !!!!!


    *because it’s not the politicians’ money, it’s the poor bloody taxpayer who always gets robbed blind to pay for LibabCon scams.

  536. 536
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    I share that dream, but unfortunately reality is somewhat different.

    Aiming towards improving living standards will put a greater demand on finite resources. Each person that exists requires a certain amount of the planets resources to do so.

    Now, as birds, fish etc. get pushed into extinction by mans expansion, there is coming a point where once again man will find itself in competition with itself for resources.

    It is foolish to put oneself at a disadvantage to what is really a future competitor / enemy as much of the current thinking around environmentalism is advocating.

    However, using the moral arguments of environmentalism to justify the elimination of the enemy, rather than weakening oneself unnecessarily, is a much more rational thing to do.

    If one suggests that those who have just got access to what the developed nations were enjoying several decades ago give it up for the sake of the planet, what sort of response would you expect from them ?

    The idea of going carbon neutral is a non starter: People still need to cook their food and keep warm. Denying the right to make fire is a non starter. Moreover, the science used to establish the justification for this idea is false.

    Replacing a cheap reliable technology with a more expensive unreliable one is also not a viable solution. This is where nuke / gas / coal power generation will always trump Wind / Solar.

    Your point about the sums adding up is very pertinent from the economic perspective. The issue of basic competition for resources and how that is managed, in our favor, is the core political one.

    Political considerations which seek to weaken our position and the numbers not adding up to make the economic conditions are the real problem right now.

    Nature itself will eventually find a new equilibrium: There is a possibility that the reduction in flora / fauna diversity in many cases actually has nothing at all to do with man or our activities. Were there not a lot of very large reptiles once stomping about the place who vanished overnight, in geological terms ? Things were much warmer back then as well.

  537. 537
    altruism in industry says:

    in folk lore in all countries is the transcendental idea. If we ignore the muslims for the sake of argument. there are real stories of transcendence in the histories of cultures. My own idea is that there is a reality in what we experience in thought as real as the “reality” we touch, see, smell etc.
    Reality pushes us out like tentacles to probe and understand and perhaps when we die we report back, did we learn some little thing that nobody else learned ? in all our time that we were given did we learn some new thing that was of benefit ?

  538. 538
    FFS says:

    Why does he always use his Match.Com picture where he is wistfully gazing to one side?

  539. 539
    NSA says:

    You will anyway. After all, you are obsessed.

  540. 540
    Blowing Whistles says:

    And who is johnny fine Berg?

  541. 541
    FFS says:

    I’m not sure I would have gone for the word “obscene”. More “laughable”.

    About as laughable as secular baptism.

  542. 542
    altruism in industry says:

    what is certain is that the muslim is excluded from the nations of independent thought. Their thinking is an abomination of human thinking and anybody who purports to be an islamic should be excluded from society

  543. 543
    FFS says:

    Bet he can’t find any of these people that have been put in “abject poverty” (not sure what the definition of that is, but it sounds pretty bad to me…)

    Another bloody liar.

  544. 544
    Blowing Whistles says:

    “LibLabConandEstablishmentMsm” scams – There fixed it for you.

  545. 545
    FFS says:

    “Many p’rostitutes are kept in the game by their pimps ensuring they are addicted to things like crack cocaine, heroine etc”

    Having met quite a few prozzies I can tell you that is a left-wing feminist myth.

    People generally get that impression because the girls you see walking the streets are often off their head. But they are walking the streets because they don’t have any clients. Generally punters don’t want to shag women that don’t even know which way up they are – so those guys have already gone with someone better much earlier in the evening, and then made more convenient arrangements with their chosen girl by mobile phone for later dates. Of course these days most clients/prozzies are using the internet and mobile phone. Street-walking is only for initial advertising in the early stages of a new career, or during quiet times. As I say, the majority of street-walkers these days have got next to no business.

    Pimps (such as their are any in the UK) generally know that they are wasting their time with drug-addled women that can’t compete with professional girls that are highly motivated by £120/hour earning rates.

    It is the other way around – drug addiction pushes some girls to desperately try to sell themselves to the clients no other professional would bother with. Prostitution is the symptom, not the cause.

    As for women claiming that men have spiked their drinks to r@pe them. Yeah maybe. How often have I said to myself “There must have been something in that drink. I couldn’t possibly have got that drunk on just 8 pints of Stella”. At least 25% of r@pe claims are found to have no basis in fact – they are just made up for revenge. Personally I think it is time girls had to give out a cute little card they must sign that says “Wow, you’re special. Take me I’m yours!”. No card, no shag, and if you’ve got a card she’s going to have a hell of a job taking you to court for r@pe. But frankly, if you want casual sex just pay for it. Women prefer chocolate anyway, and until that mad Marxist bitch Germaine Greer came along everybody knew that. Sex has always been something men have had to trade for – either you do it pay-as-you-go or you sign a long-term contract and hope she sticks with her side of the deal (mine didn’t, which is why I’m on pay-as-you-go).

  546. 546
    altruism in industry says:

    I’ve looked at what I said and I think it is something that I have always thought, ever since the sixties when they were diving about central London as if they owned the place
    “what is certain is that the muslim is excluded from the nations of independent thought. Their thinking is an abomination of human thinking and anybody who purports to be an islamic should be excluded from society”
    This English nation has got a particular glue which imposers would do well to recognize.

  547. 547
  548. 548
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    The value system of the musl!m is perhaps best regarded as that which is born of living in a state of perpetual shortage. Life is tricky to sustain in the parts of the world where that religion sources from, which is reflected.

    The reality which each consciousness experiences is the one which is relevant to it, and the reality for that specific consciousness.

    To follow the model of transcendence, why in the transcended state would there be any requirement to ‘report back’, or take anything of value ?

    This assumes conditions for coming into existence in the first place which can be nothing but conjecture. It also assumes the a highly subjective quantity, value, which is perceived in this existence applies in the other.

    Cogito ergo sum quite literally has no predetermined conditions attached.

    In the transcended state, assuming the individual is still capable of cogito without the corporeal apparatus of the body, then the ergo sum would naturally follow.

    But why would that state have any more reason for existence than this one ?

    Time in this existence is apparently forward only, why should that rule apply in the transcended ?

    From this, should there strictly be a notion of absolute direction in time and space when making the passage to the transcendental state ? ie. Is it really right to regard passing through such states as being analogous to a journey ?

  549. 549
    Ed's latest Bandwagon says:

    Does anyone take him seriously anymore?

  550. 550
    altruism in industry says:

    those residual aromas

  551. 551
    More Showboating than Bandwagon says:

  552. 552
    They just can't resist going for a paddle in their Wellies says:

  553. 553
    non taxable pikey says:

    Knew a guy who tried that with a high pressure airline once. Well it had to come out somewhere. Pebble-dashed the entire Bathroom. His wife went to live with her sister while he cleaned up the mess.

  554. 554
    The British media are cunts says:

    Who wants to bet the twats at Channel 4 news won’t be giving this bloke any airtime next week?


  555. 555
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    What – the guy who looks like he totally loves Britain ?

    Sure – I do take him very seriously. He is a real threat to national security and must be kept out of office as a matter of priority.

  556. 556
    altruism in industry says:

    I will disregard your inability to understand my communications.
    concerning the Muslim. you are right to point out that they would normally exist in a situation without our societies friendliness and that does explain their fear of existence.

  557. 557
    The British media are cunts says:

    Anymore? When did anyone take him seriously in the first place?

  558. 558
    NSA says:

    Do your own research

  559. 559
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Cameron looks like he’s be at the ketamine in that one.

  560. 560
    non taxable pikey says:

    Problem in the neighbourhood, who do you call? Pouchman.

  561. 561
    The British media are cunts says:

    What a mong. Is he trying to turn back the tide?

  562. 562
    Friction Burns says:

  563. 563
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Had not considered before that the musl!m lives in a state of fear of existing in this reality. Their concept of daily j’ihad could be interpreted that way, but had generally regarded that as a way of enforcing conformity in their societies through promotion of a neurotic state.

    Freud made such an observation about existence in civil society in Europe, where for such existence to succeed natural desires of man need to be continuously suppressed, leading thence to a common dissociated state, a neurosis.

  564. 564
    terrytory says:

    Rather interesting choice by the Millipede in this month’s BBC History Magazine in the series “My History Hero”. He chose the Communist Ruth First who was an early activist in the South African Communist Party, married to Joe Slovo, the Ukranian born Jewish Communist, a leading member of the armed wing of the ANC, and one of the instigators behind the 1983 Church Street bombing in Pretoria which resulted in 19 deaths and 217 injured.

    She was killed by a letter bomb sent by a rogue element in the South African Defence Forces in 1982.

    To the end, herself and her husband were active leaders of the SA Communist Party, and friends of Ralph Milliband.

    Nowhere in the article does the Millipede make any reference to her, or her hiusband’s leadership of the Communist party. Funny, that!

  565. 565
    non taxable pikey says:

    Unfortunately a lot of them do.

    Tell a lie often enough to f’kwits and they will believeit. Hence suicde bombers and 72 virgins.

  566. 566
    UNITE says:

    We did

  567. 567
    cheche says:


    Anybody knows these things dont generate electricty they are much more valuable- they generate subsidies

  568. 568
    altruism in industry says:

    yes well I make up my own mind about things from observations ( I find that is more understandable in the long term ) rather than what is some society “belief”. I think it is a thing to say that the muslim lives in a state of confused fear. probably it is due to a disconnect between reality and all the bullshit that they have been infested with.

  569. 569
    altruism in industry says:

    you could say that the muslims’ fear of reality and stupid adherence to outmoded charlatan ideas is what has stopped them doing anything of any future benefit with their culture. Best if it just dies really.

  570. 570
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Get your concerns about musl!ms, and do not question your concerns or judge.

    The musl!m state of confused fear would be a result the programming that their religious indoctrination has imposed. A very real concern to raise about that is that this fear is based on irrational impulses and reasoning (religion) rather than rational concerns – such as that which underpins civil society.

    The UK would be a much better place without the musl!m presence: They add nothing of value to society or culture here.

    Most if not all of Europe would agree with that sentiment.

  571. 571
    The Great Blitish Public says:

    Dave is off to the beach in Cornwall for his hols, if the road there isn’t flooded…

  572. 572
    Rightwinggit says:

    Bearing in mind his propensity for pushing shit uphill, you’d think the rivers would’ve been dredged, wouldn’t you?

  573. 573
    Rambo and Ewebo says:

    Every time I saw Rambo, he was dressed in a scruffy pair of shorts, a torn t-shirt and a bandana. Can’t say I have seen many plods round Streatham way fitting that description.

  574. 574
    Goldbergsilverstein says:

    Is “Sacks” the original spelling? Or should it be “Sachs”?

  575. 575
    Goldbergsilverstein says:

    Anybody got the count of this week’s tumble-downs? He more the merrier.

  576. 576
    non taxable pikey says:

    The collective knowledge of science and engineering as understood by all the MPs in parliament could be writ large on the head of a pin with a 2″ paintbrush.

  577. 577
    DIY says:

    Dave Lee Travis Perkins?

  578. 578
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    Baby Blair is coming along nicely.
    BB is getting plenty of exposure, gaining a loyal following and will be in a Labour safe seat before he’s 30 years old.
    Cabinet position, a bit of outsourcing in NGOs and charities and then the inevitable peerage.
    Then Baby Blair can make real money representing global capitalism while hiding his blood money in tax avoiding trusts and off shore skulduggery.
    New boss…..same as the old boss.

  579. 579
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    This is the inevitable political self protection.
    The EA and it’s political appointees mistakenly replaced localism with the disastrously centralised and over managed EU and Westminster model.
    Despite all the cronyism, inefficient planning and waste of taxpayer’s money, no heads will roll.
    It’s always been the job of politicians to protect us from extreme weather.
    A courageous leader would break up the EA and share the funds out to affected local councils.
    It’s a matter of local security.

  580. 580
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Fuck me, the bloody Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants have only been allowed in the UK since January and half the fucking country is sinking.

  581. 581
    That'll teach them says:

    What will they do when the 72 virgins join forces in a suicide mission ?

  582. 582
    Tory Voter says:

    Dear Prime Minister,

    Thank you for commanding the winds and rain to stop. Your Cobra meetings have been a wonderful success and example to us all.

    You are a truly wonderful glorious dynamic Leader. May you govern us forever.

  583. 583

    The ones that the idiots have built out to sea should be quite fun ,a year or two of North sea gales and constant immersion in salt water is going to thin them out, the maintenance bill on the useless bloody things is going to be catastrophic.

  584. 584

    He will soon be looking for another job, unless he falls under a bus !

  585. 585

    …with plenty of room to spare. ;-)

  586. 586
    Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven! says:

    “Whan that aprill with his shoures soote
    The droghte of march hath perced to the roote,
    And bathed every veyne in swich licour
    Of which vertu engendred is the flour; ”

    I had the same urges in the English Literature A level class as we had to study and read Chaucer in Middle English but they had nothing to do with the language…….we also had to study Virgil in Latin and I only took the subjects cos’ I fancied a particular young lady. I never got my leg over but I did get A level English Literature and O level Latin which was very useful when at uni for pulling..just quote Chaucer in Middle English and they’d swoon at your feet ………

  587. 587
    Ed windmills-in-my-mind Davey says:

    Apparently the brakes failed – but don’t worry, it’s all downhill from here.

    Oh, and anyone who disagrees with me is the spawn of Satan.

  588. 588
    White rabbit says:

    The embedded commie, Jimmy, pointed out that Dave is always, well…pointing.
    D’you know, he’s right.

  589. 589
    Sue Denim says:

    “Whan that aprill with his shoures soote
    Sweep and Harry Corbett like a tale that’s smutty.
    And many such tales was told by pilgrims who
    were on their way to Canterbury with nothing else to do
    except tell dirty stories and I betcha
    I sound less like Chaucer, more like Cyril Fletcher.”

    (I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again)

  590. 590
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    UN Global Taxation via lackeys in Westminster and the EU says;
    “It’s the Jetstream meandering stoopid”

  591. 591
    Not a cat in hells chance of voting Liebour says:

    Dear Leader of the Liebour party, it seems your wet dreams have turned into reality, the country can’t afford your Climate change, still waiting for you and the loons to blame Fatcher.

  592. 592
    Reality Cheque says:

    “The jet stream is behaving very strangely”…..Kiwi Greenie on marr.

    No love, its always been a snake which just happens to have been oscillating a few hundred miles south of the usual pattern. One season does not equate to “climate change”. Come back in 5 years minimum if you want to make assertions.

    Meantime, divert aid to the south of England to head off typhoid and floods.

  593. 593

    I speak not as a Scotland hater but a Scotland lover.

    But Kevin McKenna’s pathetic little sulk in the Grauniad: Memo to George Osborne: England’s bullying of Scots will drive us into the Yes camp reminds us of how badly things have gone wrong here.

    He talks about the hegemony of Britain’s political elite for which you can safely read the English. What fucking planet has he been on?

    Scottish MPs have been making laws for the English, which do not apply to their own citizens, for a decade now. He might also like to look at his average constituency size and compare it with England’s.

    He really ought to engage his microscopic brain before bursting into print with the predictably disastrous results which can be expected from the me-me-me spongers of Scotland’s grossly overextended central belt.

    Sort out a currency for yourselves, create your own fucking language too, and get thee awa’ ta’ fuck!

  594. 594
    Excalibur, back from Down Under says:

    Perhaps the greenie doesn`t know of the Atlantic blocking high pressure centres west of Ireland which have dominated recent winters causing cold dry/ occasional snow episodes, directly the opposite of this last few weeks.

  595. 595
    Officer Dibble says:

    What if the 72 virgins are all Ann Widdecombe?

  596. 596

    I spеаk nоt аs а Scоtlаnd hаtеr but а Scоtlаnd lоvеr.
    But Kеvin McKеnnа’s pаthеtic littlе sulk in thе Grаuniаd: Mеmо tо Gеоrgе Оsbоrnе: Еnglаnd’s bullying оf Scоts will drivе us intо thе Yеs cаmp rеminds us оf hоw bаdly things hаvе gоnе wrоng hеrе.

    Hе tаlks аbоut thе hеgеmоny оf Еnglish оf Britаin’s pоliticаl еlitе fоr which yоu cаn sаfеly rеаd thе Еnglish. Whаt fucking plаnеt hаs hе bееn оn?

    Scоttish MPs hаvе bееn mаking lаws fоr thе Еnglish, which dо nоt аpply tо thеir оwn citizеns, fоr а dеcаdе nоw. Hе might аlsо likе tо lооk аt his аvеrаgе cоnstituеncy sizе аnd cоmpаrе it with Еnglаnd’s.

    Hе rеаlly оught tо еngаgе his micrоscоpic brаin bеfоrе bursting intо print with thе prеdictаbly disаstrоus rеsults which cаn bе еxpеctеd frоm thе mе-mе-mе spоngеrs оf Scоtlаnd’s grоssly оvеrеxtеndеd cеntrаl bеlt.

    Sоrt оut а currеncy fоr yоursеlvеs, crеаtе yоur оwn fucking lаnguаgе tоо, аnd gеt thее аwа’ tа’ fuck!

  597. 597
    EfftfOFF says:

    There is no such thing as MMCC (man-made climate change).

    Releasing millions of years worth of buried Co2 into the atmosphere in one century cannot possibly have any effect on the weather.

    I drive big fuel guzzlers because I have a small Willy.

  598. 598
    EfftfOFF says:

    Chew sons !

  599. 599
    The most amusing claim ever says:

    Wind turbines are inoperative if wind speed exceed 34 mph(56kph) so essentially you cant use them in wind speed above that

  600. 600
    bergen says:

    This is what happens when you have a quango. It has vast public money and no-one oversees how they spend it. Can you imagine this on a public appropriation for flood defences ?-£30k for a gay pride march. That Smith hasn’t been sacked tells us all we need to know about Westminster.

  601. 601
    cornwall storms says:

    I don’t know what the fuss is all about . If scotland wants to go let them go. It will save us £9billion a year and counting , solve the west lothian question in a stroke and leave them to pick up their own welfare payments and currency issues.

    I have no idea why english politicians are campaigning for the no vote.

  602. 602
    cornwall storms says:

    Well I suppose when they fall over into the sea, which they will eventually do, they will, over time, make a useful base for reefs for sea creatures.

  603. 603
    Deep Fried Mars Bar Collective says:

    Our new currency will be chocolate products. We will be voting YES but expect and require our central belt benefit culture to be paid by England in perpetuity.

  604. 604
    Gordon Brownies, a traditional jock recipe says:

    Take a huge slice of victim status, add a generous dollop of a sense of entitlement and mix thoroughly together with a humongous inferiority comp!ex, until it reaches an unmanageable gooey consistency.

  605. 605
    White rabbit says:

    Nationalist commentators repositioning themselves in readiness for a ‘sullen and reluctant’ no. And poor Salmond being bullied by Georgie. The final chapter of Blair’s weird devolution shit, exploded. Good.

  606. 606
  607. 607
    cornwall storms says:

    Look if we had had an exceptionally dry winter or an exceptionally cold winter or an exceptionally snowy winter or even an exceptionally normal average winter these climate change idiots would be using whatever weather condition we had to try and support their crackpot theories because they have NO CREDIBLE SCIENCE to back up their nonsense so have to keep pretending the weather patterns are providing evidence instead.

  608. 608
    Edward's Army says:

    We agree with you

  609. 609
    Ah! Alex says:

    All’s fair in love and war. Just got no love.

  610. 610
    Independence for Somerset says:

    Vote “yes” “yes” “yes”.

    Those saying vote “no” don’t give a damn about you.

    They rely on fear of change.

  611. 611
    Fabians are EVIL says:

    The whole thing is flawed – why would god allow a Virgin to be shagged silly for eternity by some hairy arsed suicide bomber?

  612. 612
    cornwall storms says:

    Oh and think whast it’ll save us in scottish mp’s salaries and expenses including Gordon’s!!

  613. 613
  614. 614

    That should have read hеgеmоny оf Britаin’s pоliticаl еlitе but the сunting automated symposiarch necessitated a repost, which came from the uncorrected draft.

  615. 615
    The British media are cunts says:

    I notice the BBC are massively bigging up yet another Red Ed bandwagon on climate change. It’d been the top story right across the BBC.

    The fact a real climate change expert has come out and said the idea this weather is caused by climate change is bollocks (not a ‘denier’) has just been totally ignored by the vile BBC.

  616. 616
    Jeremiah says:

    It’s more prejudice, which could apply to race, religion, colour or anything you care to mention, put in the words of the Blessed Maggie, “Are they one of us?”, which in other words could be interpreted, “If they are “not one of us, we will exclude them from us and ours” every one has prejudices.

  617. 617
    Another politician Blames the imaginary God of AGW says:

    Hammond on Sky


    Fuck off you twat. Piss poor strategic building on flood plains is the threat and it has been found wanting by the WEATHER.

  618. 618
    The British media are cunts says:

    Being a dyke or a poof does not make you an expert in climate change.

  619. 619
    Jeremiah says:

    Shouldn’t that be P45s?

  620. 620

    It’s called: The Real World.

    Get used to it Salmond. Ya wee fearty сunt.

  621. 621
    Pope Francis says:

    And how did we get the monestaries in the first place — with the original taxes, sales of indulgences and telling you what to think “give money to us”. Why do you think nazism and fascism flourished in Romist countries and they all became backward shiteholes. We’ve had a few centuries of trying to bring you under our control but now the EU is doing our job. And your pals the Roma are good papists — nit to mention Bliar, of course. Now excuse me, I’ve got to pay off a few vatican rentboys

  622. 622
    cornwall storms says:

    As they say ‘empty vessels make the most noise’ and vessels don’t come any emptier than the AGW Fairytale Brigade

  623. 623
    FFS says:

    It’s yet another “crisis”. Doesn’t he know any synonyms he could use? We’re going to have a “crisis of crises” if he carries on like this.

  624. 624
    Russell Brand's codpiece says:

    Frankly I’d prefer a hot dirty babe with a bit of experience.

  625. 625
    EA-Games says:

    King of the Mongtards, waves the waters “BE GONE”

  626. 626
  627. 627
    Russell brand isan utter fuckard dipstick says:

    Brown and the beard had the pyjama parties at chequers when in government

  628. 628
    You dipstick says:

    And you lefties would be foaming at the mouth f he just stayed in London. You really are just a bunch of total morons.

  629. 629

    The greedy grasping bastards just can’t help it , it’s there culcha innit !

  630. 630
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Altru and casu – some answers to what you both discuss are explained when you look at ‘the want’ of many of them to perpetuate the sins of their fathers and to remain locked in a bye gone age. The sins of their fathers is also applicable to many other religious groups btw.

  631. 631
    Blowing Whistles says:

    NSA – you get 10 bonus points there for observation. Although i made more of a statement than a question – well done anyway.

  632. 632
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    The Scottish National Socialists have had a bad weekend.
    The rest of the UK say support your own currency and the EU say it will be difficult for Scotland to join.
    How can grown men use bullying as a pathetic excuse for their loss of policy substance.
    They’re no Bravehearts.

  633. 633
    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    If they vote No, can we then ‘undevolve’ them back into the fold? Then the boundaries can be redrawn properly and several of those north of the border mini-constituencies can be disappeared. I suspect there will also be lots of other cash and savings to be found – eg sort out the west Lothian nonsense once and for all etc – if the job is done properly.

  634. 634
    non taxable pikey says:

    They have legs down over 40 feet under the seabed or sit on 1000 ton blocks of ecologically sound concrete. Green my Rs.

  635. 635
    non taxable pikey says:

    Then deep fry the lot having first battered it.

  636. 636

    THAT is exactly what it is a left wing strategy aimed at our independence and future prosperity !

  637. 637
    Ray says:

    Inside the EA have updated news of £300k spent on staff bonuses, six-figure redundancies (even thought staff increased from 10,000+ to 11,000+), £250k on expensive private venues, £30k on a gay parade, etc. Real eye-opener.

  638. 638
    Mars Attacks! says:

    Sir Alec Douglas-HumeBase?

  639. 639
    Mike Fish-N'chips says:

    The beach in Cornwall currently starts in Yeovil.

  640. 640
    Mahatma Pypebom says:


    Probably FFS thinks they are rare because they are actually rare.

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