February 20th, 2014

Nick v Nigel

Clegg has decided to martyr himself for the European cause, challenging Farage to a debate on the EU on LBC this morning. Ironic that the LibDems are actually showing some principle for once and are only going to be punished for it…

It’s a win win for Farage, but will also help Nick’s differentiation strategy. If the event is high-profile enough, it could also help Downing Street’s goal of a one on one debate with Miliband at some point… 

UPDATE: UKIP have responded. Farage is not agreeing to a debate yet…


  1. 1
    cornwall storms says:

    cleggie is only defending the eu because he knows he’s going to be slaughtered in the 2015 election and be needing that eu commissioners job to replace his lost income.

  2. 2
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Do you really think the people of Sheffield are daft enough to vote this idiot back into office?

  3. 3
    A food bank operative says:

    Is having sex with a supermarket bought chicken, illegal?

  4. 4
    Elsie Hargreaves 5 Railway Terrace Dewsbury says:

    I don’t live in Sheffield.

    I wish they would stop sending me all the bills though.

  5. 5
    Malcolm Muggeridge says:

    Under a Socialist Government I would hazard the answer “yes”.

  6. 6
    Danielle Stevens says:

    Clegg has an EU pension – if he questions the EU he loses it.

    He is a paid stooge of a foreign power.

    Farage will agree to debate him – a few days of not responding will lull the Euro banking millionaire offspring Clegg into a false sense of security & then – boom.

    Farage will destroy Clegg in a debate because the facts speak for themselves – the EU exists to further to power and wealth of the political elites.

  7. 7
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    Farage will wipe the floor with him

  8. 8
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Result !!

    Rebekah Brooks acquitted of misconduct in public office at Old Bailey hacking trial – faces further four charges

    Get in there Rebekah !

  9. 9
    Someone who has paid full whack for a new build house says:

    Having once asked Freddie Trueman for his autograph I firmly believe that anything is capable of happening in Yorkshire.

  10. 10
    UKIP says:

    A UKIP spokesman said: “Mr Farage would like to thank Mr Clegg for his kind invitation to a debate on the great issue of Britain’s membership of the European Union.

    “Perhaps he could also let us know whether he has invited David Cameron and Ed Miliband too in order that the British people can see all their main political leaders argue their positions.

    “If this challenge means that Mr Clegg is going to restore his backing for an In/Out referendum, which he gave before the last election but then withdrew afterwards, then it could be a significant moment in British politics.

    “Mr Farage will give a full response to this development on LBC tomorrow morning.”


  11. 11
    Perv says:

    If it is from the Co-op; under socialism anything is possible.

  12. 12
    David Blunkett says:

    They Sure are.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Farage should agree to a debate with the ORGAN GRINDER only.

  14. 14
    We are the losers says:

    Bit late arguing (defending) the indefencible not too far away from finding out what people think on the EUSSR, unless he know he can’t really defend the EUSSR, so he’s decided it’s time to do some advertising so he’s “networking” or in real life looking for another easy number that can be classed as work and pay loadsa money.

  15. 15
    tommy5dollar says:

    Yes. Clegg has one of the largest majorities in the UK and it’s held in local elections since.

  16. 16
    Oy Vey ! says:

    Factories in China report 2nd month of decline and cut jobs at fastest rate for five years: http://bit.ly/1c46aTt #PMI

  17. 17
    Tescos says:

    Looks as if the Ukrainians on their own have now started a run on the financial markets.

    Nice none !

    When Angela met Francois yesterday I wonder how they got on with those Eurobonds the French Socialists promised would save the world.

  18. 18
    tommy5dollar says:

    Farage won’t debate, he has nothing to gain from it.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    True. IMO Clegg has made a massive miscalculation. Farage is in a different league to him, silly of him to think otherwise!

  21. 21
    cornwall storms says:

    Not only will farage win such a debate but cleggie with his unpopular pro eu stance will lose the libdems even more of their dwindling voters.

  22. 22
    You couldn't make it up says:

  23. 23
    Para Handy says:

    Go on Nig, rip the arsehole out of the 3 of them.

    The Liblabcon people in charge(no way are they leaders) will be shown to be the weaklings that we know they.

    First and foremost only interested in their own fortunes.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    We know where Calamity is on the issue.Now Dave that’s a different matter.
    Titanium Farage vs Cast Iron Dave.Should be an all ticket do.

  25. 25
    Cinna says:

    Rebekah Brooks cleared on one charge! Latest.

  26. 26
    Don't count your Chickens before they hatch. says:

    I wouldn’t be so sure. Since Nigel has been forced to become a professional politician in recent months he has lost that keen, fresh cutting edge he used to show.

  27. 27
    Mitch says:

    Large student vote.

  28. 28
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    I was nicked by the Old Bill One year four months and five days after the birth of my first son.

    FFS have you heard Brooks’ Defence!

  29. 29
    cornwall storms says:

    well in all fairness Guido covered this story months ago – the mail might call it a scoop but guido had it first.

  30. 30
    Mitch says:

    The Ukraine is going for full-scale civil war. Doesn’t matter what the US, EU or Russia say.

  31. 31
    Lance Corporal Bill Bloggs (retired) says:

    She didn’t give birth to a sprog.

    She bought one in on the market.

    They will be saying next you can buy a sprog to avoid a jail sentence.

    This country has gone to the dogs.

  32. 32
    Skeleton bob says:


  33. 33
    Tony Blair Envoy of Piss says:

    I’ll stand the ‘Hutton Style’ enquiry down then ;)

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  35. 35
    Sally Bercow says:

    Someone asked me once …

    “Have you ever been picked up by the fuzz?”

    I said “No, but I’ve been swung round by my tits”

  36. 36
    A great big mess says:

    I blame all those pro EU types in Kiev myself.

    That President gave them all an amnesty for their violent crimes last week.

    Last night he promised them a truce.

    This morning they are back on the streets starting fires and throwing cobblestones.

    Fabius and Hague are joining in now.

  37. 37
    Mitch says:

    Is this “Titanium Farage” you mention the same Farage who says the WHOLE manifesto he asked us to vote for in 2010 was a load of crap?

  38. 38
    Labour HQ says:

    We incest that you stop such accusations.

  39. 39
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Depends which side of the checkout you fuck it.

  40. 40
    G4S says:


  41. 41
    JJL says:

    Lib-Death throes…Clegg’s stunt can be seen through a mile off – all very naïve – who the hell is in charge of their comms strategy?. First use the head-to-head to try to differentiate from the Tories and second, try to cause mayhem in the Tory voting ranks (right-wingers and EU-sceptics etc) by giving Farage airtime. The Lib-Deaths know they are going to get a good stuffing in the EU elections so their ‘burn the house down’ strategy is all they have left to deploy. 2014 – 2015 is going to be a very bad year for Clegg & Co…the bye-bye year.

  42. 42
    Mitch says:

    Gone too far now. The crowd will only settle for a totally new and credible government. Not another load of jokers imposed by Russia or the US.

  43. 43
    Too fast? says:

    Look Guido, behind you!!!

    “Rebekah Brooks cleared of one charge”

    They’re getting away with it!!!

  44. 44
    Toenails says:

    It’s my scoop actually, but I’m not allowed to run with it.

    Not sure why.

  45. 45
    Mr Sheen says:


  46. 46
    Jabba Le Chat says:

    Niggle Mirage not to be found as usual…

  47. 47
    Mr Sheen says:

    Cameron wouldn’t let Clegg be thrown to the (British) lion. Clegg will spill the gravy for all of ‘em. It won’t happen.

  48. 48
    A Romanian Jail I hope. says:

  49. 49
    Mr Sheen says:

    Shares in popcorn rise….buy,buy, BUY

  50. 50

    Hydraulic fracturing, coupled with tougher fuel-economy standards and increased use of biofuels, has reversed the growing dependence of the United States on energy imports in less than 10 years. – Financial Post


  51. 51
    Harriet Harman says:

    Not when he behaves and I consent.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    I thought Farage was for a free market EU not against it per se?

  53. 53
    Mitch says:

    Getting away with what? Buying a photo of a tw*t making himself look an even bigger tw*t?

    So what?

  54. 54
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Farage won’t debate unless Miliband and Cameron show up. By not debating this helps him split his opposition.

    Clegg is really playing the same strategy methinks, but for more malevolent reasons.

  55. 55
    Mr MacShame says:

    Don’t worry dear lab voter. You’ll be out in a jiffy.

  56. 56
    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    Get back to Dave’s cock.

  57. 57
    Mr Ned online says:

    The official UKIP response is actually,

    “Mr Farage will give a full response to this development on LBC tomorrow morning.”

    And a UKIP spokesman has added…

    “Perhaps he could also let us know whether he has invited David Cameron and Ed Miliband too in order that the British people can see all their main political leaders argue their positions.”

    That does not look like chickening out to me.

  58. 58
    C.O.Jones says:

    Farage is one of the hardest working politician this country has. He regularly tours promoting his cause (to mostly FULL venues). He is also probably one of the best public speakers this country has.

    He also has something that Cameron, Clegg and Miliband lack and that is charisma, Farage has more charisma in his little finger than the other three combined.

    Farage is also on top of his game, the others are amateurs by comparison.

  59. 59
    Explanation Required.But if I recall correctly the BBC also gave airtime to such views. Free speech says:

  60. 60
    Graham says:

    Clegg clutching at straws. What a wanker.

  61. 61
    Spartacus says:

    it’s nothing to do with the cheap liquified gas they have been getting from Nigeria at cheap rate for the last five years then . . . ?

  62. 62
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    The EU and US bluff is being called by Russ!a.

    A proxy war in U’kraine will impact EU energy supply, and might lead to an increase in the price of wheat later this year. (U’kraine is a major exporter).

    Given that the Eurozone economy is essentially failed at the moment, this development does not help.

    If the EU is serious about U’kraine they will have to send in ground forces. The Eurozone is not in a credible economic position to do that at present, and there would not be any political support either from the people.

    Once the EU backs down on U’kraine, Russ!a will gain significant credibility as a power and subsequently profit from the EU’s then clearly reduced status.

    The real concern should be for the people in EU member states. As the EU continues to fail, if it is left unchecked it may well turn on people in the Eurozone in order to protect its own self interests.

  63. 63
    Tony Blair says:

    My advice is second to none!

  64. 64
    Bloody, bloody modbot strikes again says:

    Becky, buying pictures in a bikini? Where would she have put her credit cards. No wonder it was thrown out

  65. 65
    M102 says:

    He could get the crosshairs out though…….

  66. 66
    Graham says:

    You should ask Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt. OK if the chicken is a consenting 4 year old.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    So much cast iron and crap at elections isn’t there?The next lib dem and tory manifesto’s at the GE will prove to be collectors items.

  68. 68
    Grimy Miner says:

    It would be a hen, then.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    “It’s a win win for Farage”
    Not really. Because they are both intent on imposing their own unique questionable personal ‘understandings’ of reality upon the other. Rather than identifying those few simple questions, which would expose the fact that neither of them actually know what they are supposed to be doing. Here is a clue boys: If the continuity of the species isn’t made the prime priority, there may soon be none of us left to engage in all those endeavours you naively thought were important…

  70. 70
    Bloody, bloody modbot strikes again says:

    The BBC have three reasons to keep quiet:

    1) To protect Labour

    2) They’re not Tories

    3) You’re quite right – at the time, the BBC gave these monsters a platform, also

  71. 71
    Please Explain says:

    How can the EU send in ground forces when it hasn’t got an Army? And please do not suggest that we should spill British blood fighting for the EU.

  72. 72
    FFS says:

    Even if she did. It’s hardly a crime that should take up Crown Court time.

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    Burn them all down says:

    Someone start a number 10 petition to abolish the License Fee, the Ozzies did it years ago, we need to stop living in the fucking past and letting the BBC ride roughshod over us before they decide to copy the Germans and make you pay to have a Internet License as well.

  75. 75
    Bloody, bloody modbot strikes again says:

    Ahhhh. That’ the reason that the EU want prisoners to have the vote.

    Half of those people Labour imported to ‘rub the right’s noses in it’, are in the nick. It threatens the Labour / EU conspiracy to emasculate the rest of us, by stealth.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    I suppose Farage could always ask his deputy Paul Nuttall to nip down to LBC for a friendly chat with Calamity while he’s waiting for dave to come out of hiding.

  77. 77
    C.O.Jones says:

    That is appalling!

  78. 78
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Cock-eyed logic?

  79. 79
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It’s high time that the vile Trades Union dinosaurs like McCluskey,Crow & Serwotka stood down to make way for women elected from an all women shortlist.

    Or is it do as i say, not as i do from Labour’s paymasters!

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    Mitch says:

    Be interesting to see German troops in the Ukraine (again).

    Somebody is going to have to step in, though. And it won’t be pretty.

  81. 81
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    EU Troops – something like this:


    I do not advocate UK Troop involvement in this or any other EU theatre.

    Direct confrontation with Russ!a should be avoided at all costs, unless there is a clear national interest at stake and diplomacy has failed.

    Interfering with the sovereign decisions of U’kraine is not in the UK’s interest, as direct involvement in the Syr!an civil war is not.

  82. 82
    I Win Jones says:

    chimney sweeps margarine farting by an open fire

  83. 83
    Jabba Le Chat says:

    What, you mean like this?

  84. 84

    Is that the same as holding his own?

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    I suppose it takes one to know one eh Mitch.

  86. 86
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    That Harman et al. did not stop to ask how the P.I.E. acquired its evidence to support the claim that girls as young as 4 months old can achieve orgasm is incredulous.

  87. 87
    Mitch says:

    It is incredibly strange. And this isn’t “news” according to the BBC?

  88. 88
    Forward with guidance says:

    They are a load of trouble makers.

    Should be rounded up and imprisoned or deported to the UK.

  89. 89
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    One good thing about a United States of Europe would be that all state broadcasters would be abolished and so would the telly tax :-)

  90. 90
    Graham says:

    So Harman apparently was in favour of legalising incest ? As yet she has not denied the allegation. What is Jack Dromey-Harman in favour of ? Can we have an answer ?

  91. 91
    Jabba Le Chat says:

    Don’t forget that Harman’s uncle was the two slices short of a loaf loon Lord Longford…

  92. 92
    Mitch says:

    Heheh – there are old photo’s proving that, yes :-)

  93. 93
    C.O.Jones says:

    Spot on Mitch. This goes beyond politics, way beyond politics.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    The US is set to be a net exporter of gas within the next two to three years.

    Who’d have thought that possible just a few years ago ?

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    Maximus says:

    Looks like a torah party gambit to sacrifice the pawn clegg to checkmate the ukip king.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    As someone who lives in the north (thank fuck) who never has and never will vote for the tories or labour but ever since I could vote I have voted for the lib dems because they seemed to be lesser arseholes than the others, now whenever the lackeys of any of the above 3 post any of their crap through my letter box I rip it up in front of them and tell em to fuck off, very satisfying!

    I even voted for an ex pig ( normally I wouldn’t piss on one if it was on fire) in order to use my vote against the 3 warts on a pigs arse.

    Face facts Clegg, you are FUCKED.

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    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:


  98. 98
    Burn them all down says:

    Socialists getting rid of a tax?

    I think you’ve been conned mate.

  99. 99
    Oak shed says:

    These, sir, are the facts.

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    Para Handy says:

    Face to face big diff.

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    cornwall storms says:


  102. 102
    All the rest says:

    And then some.

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    Bob Fleming says:

    Is that you Nell?

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    I feel Sick says:

    Bloody Hell. When was the EUFOR agreed to by the British Parliament?

  105. 105
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Steady on there, you must be from British West Hartlepool, can I claim a prize? :)

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    Fart and give us a clue. says:


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    Para Handy says:

    Hello the next GE is 2015 forget the past.

    As Mr Brown found out:

    Manifesto promises are not subject to legitimate expectation

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Lord Longford, who was on very good terms with M’yra H’indley, until she cut him off.


    The conclusion: H’indley (the child killer) is a better judge of character of members of the Harman clan than the BBC.

  109. 109
    cornwall storms says:

    Maybe this is the time and the issue on which to close down the coalition and ask cleggie to leave no10 by the back door.

  110. 110
    Lord Branson Dickie says:

    Where are all our Gold Medals Mr Cameron?

  111. 111
    General Pinochet says:

    Good luck with that one Nicky………..don’t fancy your chances with Nigel. Martyrdom will indeed be a fitting end for you – crucified on the EU cross!

    Viva UKIP! Viva Farage!

  112. 112
    David Cameron, recovering from Somerset flood inspired butt kicking courtesy of Q'ueen and Country says:

    Nick. We need to have a talk.

  113. 113
    cornwall storms says:

    clues in the first sentence ‘ as someone who lives in the north’ . nell’s east anglian.

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    Maximus says:

    I see nothing in it for the EU. The EUSSR is plainly and simply the USSA’s bitch post 2008. But we should know that already, with all the Goldmine Saxophonists in place as gauleiters.

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    cornwall storms says:

    never mind the gold medals how much longer is sochi going on? I want my tv programmes back.

  116. 116
    Mike Hancock says:

    The more I see and hear about this Brooks woman the more I dislike her.

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    Anonymous says:


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    UKIP or bust says:

    Difference is, Farage tells us, while the other three just ignore what they said and do something compleatly different and say SFA.

  119. 119
    Jabba Le Chat says:

    Now that Niggle Mirage has abolished the Ukip manifesto, the dear leader can be for or against anything that takes his fancy, as the Ukip useful idiots will continue with their ongoing cranial rectal inversion and be totally oblivious to the actual content, no matter how ridiculous or contradictory it may sound to other voters…

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    A reporter from the Daily Planet says:

    These pro European troublemakers on your TV screens are a minority.

    Believe it or not but the President was elected with a majority and has chosen to turn to Russia for a bailout;

    A lot of Ukrainians are happy enough with this but the EU do not want to let it rest.

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    St. Anthony Bliar says:

    Can I be paid a monthly sum of money to say flattering things about the EU? Gadaffi getting bumped off was terrible emotional blow for me on a deeply real level and getting an EU pension would go some way towards helping me get over it.

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:


  123. 123
    Anonymous says:


  124. 124
    Lateral Thought says:

    Good that ONS food price indices for UK were appended to last blog post.

    Thing about indices though is that they can be misleading. Several important pieces of information:

    i) When was it ‘based’
    ii) What was the index actually measuring – year on year.

    Little bit of a climate change sleight of hand here, coupled with the usual RPI twists.

    Similar goes on with stock indices also.

    Speaking of stocks, a warning from someone who should know:


  125. 125
    Fly paper says:

    The text explicitly says Prince William in a bikini. Is there something the palace are not telling us?

    Funny little fellow
    wears his wifey’s clothes
    and though we’re not quite sure of it
    we think he’s one of ‘those’.

  126. 126
    Nigel Farage Should Ask says:

    So Dave, Nick and Ed when as parents and men first and foremost and MP’s and PM in positions of power and responsibility lastly will you all be dealing with the fact two current members of the HOC seem to be of the inclination that incest should be legalised amongst other sick ideas?

  127. 127

    How long will that take us, I wonder?

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    Mike Wilkinson says:

    Even if this debate goes ahead without the other 2 spineless party leaders, there will be a flurry of unverifiable “facts” spouted by all participants!

    Only facts that can be checked and verified instr=ead of opinions about “what might happen” shold be permitted!

    Those of the EU loving bent, always try to scaremonger instead of dealing in facts!

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    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    Get back to Dave’s cock. 

  130. 130
    A Ship's lawyer says:

    I thought the problem was these Ukrainians are skint without a pot to piss in.

  131. 131
    Realpolitik says:

    Stay in the EU: Get dragged into a war with Russ!a over U’kraine.


    Stay in the EU: Be ridiculed on the global stage for backing down to Russ!a over U’kraine.

  132. 132
    BBC says:

    Nothing to see here move along please.

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    Lots of jobs in London have been outsourced to the U'kraine says:

    They are not skint, and have been receiving a lot of EU foreign aid to improve their infrastructure.

  134. 134
    Nigel Farage Should Ask says:

    Stay in the EU and get invaded by other EU members i.e Spain, while fighting Russia on the EU’s behalf.

  135. 135
    Fly on the wall says:

    Yes. The Ukrainians should tell Ashtray, Barrowboy and Rumpey to butt out and fuck off back to Brussels.

  136. 136
    Nigel Farage Should Ask says:

    I seem Jimmy and the usual suspects have gone strangely quiet now it’s revealed Labour is harbouring peado supporters.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Very true.

    The EU cost us far more than the £22BN every year. All their useless EU laws and directives that shackle the hands of industry and commerce should also be factored in.

    The real cost is FAR higher.

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    Fly on the wall says:

    The spics always knock after after lunch for a three hour kip. All we have to do if they start getting uppity is close the Tunnel – and then flood it. End of problem.

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    Maximus says:

    About 5 days for a LNG tanker to cross the Atlantic.

  140. 140
    Ralph Miliband Foundation President says:

    So have we lost most of our income.

    Ed Miliband

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    Maximus says:

    Nothing that a little rejigging of their local Barnett formula couldn’t sort out.

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    cornwall storms says:

    well that and the revelation that tone ‘the tarnished saint’ bliar was advising m u r d o c h and the rest on a ‘hutton type’ whitewash into hacking.

    labour looking very tawdry these days.

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    Chris Smith can’t get to the Somerset Levels that fast.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    The dirty three, and there are others, have been in the public domain for a while now.

    Just not on the front page of the Mail in 72 Point.

    They may have gone quiet due to this, socialism going back to character in V’enezuela, U’kraine looking very iffy, Blair’s apparent Hutton admission, flooding and failure of the EA, Union leaders wanting to jump ship into the EU gravy boat, and various other ‘get the Tory’ schemes beginning to backfire.

    The Co’Op saying it will drop Labour support might be having an effect on Ed Balls seat selection as well. (He is Labour-Co’Op)

    The left itself seems to be waking up to the fact that they have been infiltrated by a criminal class who have coerced them into fighting for causes that have more to do with decriminalizing abhorrent practices than the actual class struggle.

    It is not looking rosy for them at all at the moment.

    Not that this is a problem, so long as they keep a lid on their more militant members.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Most of the LNG may well be heading East to Ch!na.

    As the major creditor to the US Ch!na is likely to get first dibs.

  146. 146
    Patricia Hewitt says:

    There’s nothing unnatural about a man hanging around the school gates in a mac, with a bag of sweeties. It’s time society became more accepting,

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Pointless, as we (the People) have not been granted a referendum on in/out of the EU, unlike the Jockanese staying in the UK, why doesn’t he have a debate with Salmond?.

  148. 148
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants, Criminals, tubs of lard & other Wasters. says:

    We need to leave the corrupt eu yesterday.

  149. 149
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Breakthrough! NHS England has announced that Care.data – the plan to upload our medical records to a central database – is being postponed for 6 months.

    On Monday, over 130,000 Libertarians voted to opt out of Care.data because of concerns about our privacy and our data being used by private companies. Within hours of the vote, NHS England staff rushed to the Guy News Room for an urgent meeting to “understand our concerns”. During the meeting, it was announced they would postpone their plans.

    This climbdown is proof that people power can make a difference in the fight against NHS privatisation. It comes after a wave of pressure from Libertarians, along with organisations like SumOfUs and medConfidential.

    NHS England have said they’ll now try to ‘build public confidence in the system’. We can show them that there’s only one way to win us over: rule out private companies making money from our medical records, and protect our privacy.

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    Ireland - It's happening here as well! says:

    Ze orders from Germany have already come though here.
    TV License to be replaced by a new charge….


  151. 151
    M102 says:

    cornwall storms = nell.

  152. 152
    Freedom says:

    …United Kingdom Independence Party,free from the shackles of the hated,(by some) EU!!!

  153. 153
    Oak shed says:

    And they have the Bbbc on their side.

  154. 154
    Harriet Harman says:

    I agree. It’s so sad to see Jimmy Savile being maligned, after all the wonderful work he did for charity. What he did would have been perfectly legal if you and I and those lovely men at P.I.E had managed to get the age of consent lowered to 4.

  155. 155
    Strategy Analyst says:

    UKIP are preparing the ground to say they won’t debate with Clegg unless Cameron and Miliband join in.

    Cameron and Miliband will not debate woth UKIP because it sts a precedent for the genarl election.

    This then gives Farage an excuse not to debate with Clegg and means Clegg can say that Farage is frit.

  156. 156

    She cannot be charged with that ,she is not in a public office ,it is someone else who was in a public office , it seems to have been either a serviceman or a police officer who passed a photograph to the newspaper.

  157. 157
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Q’atar is involved with the distribution side – more the section getting from field to port.

    Al J’azeera purchasing Al Gore’s channel TV – which was previously carrying the bulk of the Green propaganda in the US it would appear was part of this deal.

    Qatar appears to be relaxing domestic production whilst the US production is brought on line.

    There is a bit more to the S’audi / Q’atar funding of insurgents in Syr!a than meets the eye when the commodity market is looked at properly.

    Russ!a’s G’azprom of course has an interest in maintaining its virtual monopoly of the European market, and also in N’orth A’frican production and the supply lines which terminate in S’pain / !taly.


    !ran would like to run pipelines west as well, but is avoiding competition with Russ!a at present. !ran does have an interest in seeing the price of nat gas increased. Draw your own conclusions in part from the above map and reports of AQiM activity in Afr!ca.

  158. 158
    Jack Dromey says:

    Big black willies!

  159. 159
    Bloody, bloody modbot strikes again says:

    Just what percentage of the UK population does Clegg represent?

  160. 160
    anonymouse says:

    He is still spouting that rubbish about “3 million people” It has on basis in fact.

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  162. 162
    Ireland - It's happening here as well! says:

    Typo … “come through”

  163. 163
    Village Idiot says:


  164. 164
    Popcorn muncher says:

    Well, let’s see……Ed it’s over to you on this one.

  165. 165
    Village Idiot says:

    …No need for that…..Mrs Clegg!

  166. 166
    Ailurophile says:

    Surely a bit too existential for this hour of the day?

  167. 167
    P.D.O. Feels says:


  168. 168
    Anonymous says:

    How big a euro pension will he trouser on top of his Westminster troughing?

  169. 169
    Village Idiot says:

    …Is it -3x-3=+9%?

  170. 170
    Village Idiot says:

    “Tawdry” these days, they have always been tawdry,and the internet has exposed it for todays society!

  171. 171
    Making Plans For Nigel says:

    Why is that little prick allowed to get away with his “3 million jobs depend on EU membership” lie unchallenged, every fucking time?

  172. 172

    Fascinating! Thanks for that link.

    Morocco really missed out for the sake of those God forsaken areas of desert to their south!

    It is much more extensive than I realised.

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    Rufus Stone says:

    And cheaper than none

  175. 175
    walking into darkness says:

    Clegg has just done a massive turd on Cameron and Milliband, hope he did it deliberately, in which case I’ve a new found respect for Clegg which I never thought I would

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    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    Very good point.
    Deputy Leader versus Deputy Leader.
    Arrange two lie detectors too or it will turn into a Cleggy job application for an EU CommieCzars position.

  177. 177
    Rightwinggitdeluxe says:


  178. 178
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    I’d have a pint with Nige, if he turned up at my local. If any of the other three turned up, I’s be tempted to nut them for the damage they’ve done to my country.

  179. 179
    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    And the 50% of trade relies on the EU nonsense.

  180. 180
    Rightwinggitdeluxe says:

    There’s a plant in Jockland that had some union trouble switching to LNG imports.

  181. 181
    Jeremiah says:

    Nige has his work cut out trying to sort his own party, he doesn’t want loose canons firing away up to the Euros

  182. 182
    Jeremiah says:

    Well the Cons and LibDems stand NO chance

  183. 183
    Jeremiah says:

    Pay nowt, tha gets nowt

  184. 184
    Jeremiah says:

    The judge directed the Jury to be exact. At a guess I think she will get away with all other counts

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    Hope Russia kicks the sh!t out of the EU says:

    Nothing about the hundreds of thousands of real jobs that have actually gone (think Hull, Grimsby, Lowestoft and the decimation of our fishing industry for starters) thanks to the EU.

    Or our own people cynically pushed out of jobs to make room for cheapo EU imported labour.

  186. 186
    Cinna says:

    What about this Cloggie?


    Another benefit of the EU?

  187. 187
    Deutsche Soldaten says:

    German troops in the Ukraine…..aaahhhh the good old days!

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:

    No like this !!!!!!!!!!!!

  189. 189
    The Great British Public says:

    Cameron and Miliband won’t debate because they have everything to lose.

  190. 190
    Anonymous says:

    Of course they are

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    Goodby Cameron

  192. 192
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    I saw that leftie bitch Clare Gerada on Newsnight trying to justify Care data. The same Clare Gerada who is happy for health tourists to abuse our NHS. I wouldn’t trust a word she says.

  193. 193
    Anonymous says:

    Is Ferrari going to let Clegg keep telling the lie about ‘millions of jobs depend on the EU’?

    I hope note, otherwise this debate will be as crooked as Clegg himself.

  194. 194

    Buying photographs unless it is child pornography has never been, nor can it ever be, a crime.

  195. 195
    Edward "Liberal Halfwit" Grey says:

    Even if Russia goes ape and decides on one of its once-a-century visits to Brussels/WestEurope, I suggest we sit this one out.

  196. 196
    Strategy Analyst says:

    The Ukraine has its own forces which it can use to suppress the population if needed. Russia doesn’t need to send any troops; the EU countries and NATO have no intention of sending in troops since their borders are not threatened.

  197. 197
    Strategy Analyst says:

    Buying photographs might be a crime if the seller doesn’t own the copyright and/or acquired the picture in the course of acting as a public servant.

  198. 198
    Strategy Analyst says:

    23% at the general election.

  199. 199
    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    Or the lowering of wages across Britain due to over supply of cheap foreign workers.
    7% reduction in London since 2007 and a massive 13.8% decrease in Labour Newham. ( TUC Survey).
    Less tax receipts, more welfare top ups and less spending on British essential services.

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    FairBobby says:

    Nigel Farage should not lower his dignity by giving Clegg undeserved publicity. Clegg’s invitation is an insult. How dare he put himself in the same class as Farage.
    Clegg wants an opportunity to voice his propaganda and ingratiate himself into EU favour. The reason? He knows he is going to be out of a job shortly and he wants a job on the gravy train. Let Clegg go debate with say Milliband and leave all English patriots out of it. We do not need to be connected with Clegg’s notoriety, let him stick with his Lib Dem weirdos.

  201. 201
    cynic says:

    They did. See what that has brought them.

  202. 202
    A Donkey Jacket says:

    Clegg will be the high commissioner for foreign affairs after baroness Ashtray finishes her magnificent term.
    Another left wing triumph.

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    A Donkey Jacket says:


  204. 204
    A Donkey Jacket says:

    I thought she had shagged enough people to go free of all charges and get a free holiday in Ibiza.

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    A Handycock says:

    And preferably of a black persuasion.

  206. 206
    A Donkey Jacket says:

    I think Merkel is having a torch light parade to celebrate going back into the Ukraine after 70 years or so, what goes around comes around.

  207. 207
    A Donkey Jacket says:

    Blow jobs will get you anything.

  208. 208
    Tom Catesby says:

    Why did the ‘ringleader’ only get 16.5 years, life sentences all round surely?

  209. 209
    Birdman of Alcatraz says:

    Only if still frozen, but then it would be more difficult.

  210. 210
    Tom Catesby says:

    13 years and then…deported?

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    Cameron - call me Dave says:

    Clegg absolutely shitting himself. He has overseen the probable suicide of his party and this is the act of a desperate man (tosser).

  212. 212
    Ailurophile says:

    I wonder could we tempt Nigel on to the Guinness?
    It would act like rocket-fuel for the UKIP campaign!

  213. 213
    Mrs T says:


  214. 214
    Mark Oaten says:

    Can I join in

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