February 20th, 2014

WATCH: ‘I Am a Ukrainian’


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  1. 1
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    She didn’t even get her norks out :-)

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  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    Seen this on IEA tweet: GMB desperately trying to absorb extra £130m funding designated for floods to subsidise staff numbers http://www.mrw.co.uk/news/union-presses-ea-on-how-new-funding-will-be-used/8659235.article?blocktitle=Latest-news&contentID=2186

    Crazy

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    • 332
      Handypara says:

      The fucking EU should be compensating the UK for the cost of flood damage resulting from their directives, because, if you did deeply enough, most of the damaging policies have been driven by EU directives.

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  3. 3
    jgm2 says:

    Are they throwing babies out of incubators too?

    That’s always a good one.

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  4. 5
    BBC says:

    They’re not brown enough.

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    • 172
      EU allies from hell says:

      Too right, Ukraine desperately need some vibrancy. I’m sure the EU will be more than happy to supply all the Ukraine’s diversity needs.

      Your future Black and Asian Ukrainians will enrich your country beyond measure.

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  5. 6
    Blooming Godfrey says:

    They want freedom and democracy???

    Err … no point joining the EU then!

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    The Booze Cruise is back. Get the Transit Vans Down to Dover. says:

    France is looking straight down the barrel of a deflation shock

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100026708/france-is-looking-straight-down-the-barrel-of-a-deflation-shock/

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    • 29
      Blowing Whistles says:

      What about the chatter of the french government funding one of their car manufacturers contrary to the laws AND with our money – the £50 million or so per day?

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    • 43
      François Hollande says:

      Alors. Ces’t tout le faute du Thatcher

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      • 221
        yer typical Frog says:

        43 et aussi de Wellington… et Drake… et Arold… et Ardacanute. Montgomery? Pheu!! Reviens le ‘Butcher de Lyons’!

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    • 326
      Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

      “AEP”

      Disaster as things get cheaper in country suffering from recession….

      AEP is an idiot’s idiot.

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  7. 8
    I am a Briton says:

    I want my Freedom.

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    Persona non grata says:

    Let us be crystal clear, the violence in Ukraine that has so far left 26 people dead, is the direct result of EU meddling in the country. To compound the uselessness of the EU, their ‘solution’ will make matters worse for the population.

    The Ukraine represents a sizeable goal for the EU, it boasts a population of around 45 million people, and would increase the size of the Union by between 8 and 9 percent. But, the prize in Ukraine is not its people, it is its mineral resources.

    Ukraine has the world’s richest iron ore deposits.

    Asset grab, plain & simple. http://tinyurl.com/og2shab

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    • 15
      Mornington Crescent (openly heterosexual) says:

      Well said. As usual, the BBC are wanking over the usual “freedom fighters” and their oh-so-beloved “activists”.

      Ukraine is an independent country. Ukraine is a democracy. I don’t remember Barry, Dave, B1lly, Herman et al reacting in the same way when “activists” set fire to half of London a couple of years ago.

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      • 66
        Reader says:

        I see little democracy there. The place has been as corrupt as hell for as long as I’ve been alive.

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        • 137
          FSB Watch says:

          It’s infested with mafia and Putin is pulling the strings. The people have had enough.

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          • EU Watch says:

            It’s infested with mafia and Van Rumpy is pulling the strings. The people have had enough.

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          • FSB Watch says:

            Who are you kidding Ivan?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Someone tell the Ukrainians we in the EU have moved beyond mere democracy.

            We’re progressed into post-democracy now.

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          • Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

            Democracy is for the benefit of politicians as they are removed without their death.

            Post democracy infers politician’s removal might be painful….

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          • Village Idiot says:

            ….EU ,a democracy,…pah..do not make me cry anymore:the EU is an unelected dictatorship so far removed from the people that makes it very difficult for the little people to have a say,or influence policy,a gravy train for the favoured few,so Ukraine ,you want to be part of that,goodluck,cos a lot of the UK want out!

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    • 19
      Vald the impala's puppet king says:

      I am heir to Iosif Dzhugashvili, and demands that warmongering Ukrainians are throwing themselfs on to bullets and truncheons of my peace loving People’s Militia who will treat them with respect. They leaving the bodies in birch woods near my dacha. Simples.

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    • 21
      RichUpNorth says:

      It’s about time the EU stopped this continual eastern expansion. Before long North Korea will be joining, and we all know what buggers they are!

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      • 69
        Mongolia says:

        They will never get to Korea. They’ll have us to contend with before that.

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      • 101
        FFS2 says:

        To be honest the EU didn’t want to expand east. It was the Americans that pushed them Eastwards when the post-perestroika economies of Eastern Europe failed and the peoples of Eastern Europe decided they preferred communism after all.

        The reality is that Ukraine’s economy is totally fucked. The Russians clearly aren’t going to come to their rescue – they are part of the problem – so the Ukranians have their begging bowl out to the EU.

        That’s why they have a sudden interest in joining the EU. Nothing to do with some sort of push for Western freedom. They see it as a “get out of gaol free” card where they join the EU and immediately expect the EU to fund their debts. It would be the poorest member of the EU.

        The EU, with economic problems of its own may find Ukraine a bitter pill to swallow, especially as they would be obliged to treat its economic problems with the same kind of austerity as they have imposed in Greece. If they were to allow Ukraine in, they would be expected to bail it out, and if they didn’t the EU would itself be the recipient of the kind of “passionate politics” we are seeing in Kiev.

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    • 42
      PDubya says:

      If you substitute “EU meddling” and “EU” for Russia your assertion would make a lot more sense.
      The EU is a fxxking disaster however anyone spins it but the alternative of another century of cultural and political russian slavery for the Ukraine is a far worse scenario than anything even the EU could ever dream up.

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      • 51
        jgm2 says:

        Don’t bet on it. The EU looks to have modelled itself on a century of cultural and political slavery.

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        • 75
          I'm o foreign policy expert but... says:

          They both seem as bad as each other. Why can’t Ukraine be allowed to be independent of either bloc?

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          • FFS2 says:

            They are desparate for German cash. The economy is totally fucked and there is nothing they can do about it.

            Thing is, the EU leadership is all for Ukraine joining, but I think it could be a nation joining too many. So far the Germans haven’t said much – and they are the ones that would have to bail out Ukraine.

            It is a dangerous mess. Rompuy should be telling Ukraine they can’t join for at least 10 years, and need to sort out their debts first, but the EU is greedy for power as always.

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    • 46
      Winston says:

      Yes. This pending civil war is the direct result of the actions of the EU elite, which ends the myth that the EU has preserved peace in Europe

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      • 374
        I feel fubarred etc ... says:

        As far as I am concerned it was NATO that preserved the peace in Europe and the EU had precisely fuckall to do with it – which has shown recently just how adept it is at stirring up trouble all over the place. Time this little club of unelected commies was closed down permanently.

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    • 54
      Anonymous says:

      Just like the shit they stirred up in the Balkans in the early nineties was it not the Germans reconising one of the one of the parts of yugoslavia that kicked it all of just a couple of years after the wall came down,I’m starting to think Germany should have been kept separate.
      I see yesterday the big lump of an Ex boxer was meeting with Merkel

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    • 375
      Vote UKIP says:

      Bollox you c#nt

      it’s meddling by that rat-faced fucker Putin that is the problem

      It’s not a Ukrainian government, it’s a pupper soviet one

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  9. 13
    Cold Civil War UK says:

    Coming to a city near you.

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Half a million people using foodbanks, a rapid expansion of need – leaving people without payments for weeks used to be unacceptable within DWP values, but that is no longer the case under IDS.

    sanctioning decisions, as you say, are nearly always made unlawfully, but the DWP has learned no lessons from the court ruling (Kate Reilly etc case), and unlawful decisions which save the government money are part of IDS’s ‘beat ‘em up, it’s for their own good, ideology… the philosophy of bullying and abuse is incompatible with the responsibilities and duties of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions… but these shameless lunatics piss on the rule of law.

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    • 22
      jgm2 says:

      You sound so …. whiny. You’re not Alex Salmond are you?

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    • 27
      geewiz says:

      ”Half a million people using foodbanks, purely because it’s free stuff and they have been bred to grab” FTFY

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    • 37
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Get a fuckin’ job you bone idle layabout!

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    • 39
      F**k the LibLabCon says:

      Get it fuckin’ right cock face, its name was ‘Cait Reilly’.

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    • 49
      cornwall storms says:

      I have never understood the need for foodbanks. We have an over generous welfare system , even today when IDS has tried to slim it down. What are people on welfare doing with the money we give them if not buying food?

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      • 89
        money's easy for the elite says:

        Paying council tax, electricity, gas and water bills, any insurance policies they may have, bus fares and so. Then if they are lucky they can buy food. Unlike IDS who gets £12.00 a month but stil feels he needs ‘welfare’ to buy his breakfasts and underpants!

        Think before you type! Or are you IDS??

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        • 109
          FFS2 says:

          working tax credit £3000

          child tax credit £3000 per child

          housing benefit £7000

          benefits in mind (NHS cover etc) £20,000

          child benefit £1700

          Still, after I left my parents council home and went to live out in the big wide world I was paid £9000 a year and couldn’t claim any bennies. Couldn’t afford a house so shared a rented ex-LA terraced property with two motorcycle couriers. Did that for 6 years before my salary grew enough for me to rent a two-up-two-down by myself.

          So fuck off twat. You’re a liar and a thief.

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        • 160
          cornwall storms says:

          people on bennies don’t pay council tax and get free travel , not sure about electricity and gas but think they get an allowance for that too. I’ve not heard that IDS gets welfare payments towards his breakfasts and underpants – no doubt you have proof?

          Still doesn’t explain why folks on welfare don’t spend their money on proper food.

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      • 355
        (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

        Sky TV, cellphone, ciggies, Irn Bru, Charlie!

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    • 59
      Bob says:

      All he ever does is come on here spouting his Marxist dog shit all day long and calling the good upstanding posters on here bigots or racists. Why don’t you borrow some bus fair from mummy and get to your local job centre and get a job you fucking lazy bastard!

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    • 82
      The Met Office never says:

      How about people saving a bit of money when they have jobs, even a few hundred quid, so that they don’t have to go straight to the food bank just because there is a few days’ delay in their (temporary) welfare support? It used to be called ‘something for a rainy day.’

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    • 133
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Moussa, you do know the Trussel Trust fiddles the figures for people using food banks, don’t you? One of the fiddles is adding the numbers of people using existing church run food banks that the Trust takes over. It also counts multiple visits by the same person as INDIVIDUAL users.

      The Trussel Trust is run by a staunch Labour supporter – Nigel Mould – who pays himself £150,000 per annum and charges churches £15,000 for a food bank franchise.

      The Trussel Trust is a Labour Front, even though it was created during the Labour Reign of Terror.

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      • 139
        FSB Watch says:

        Why are the food bank users so fucking fat?

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        • 365
          non taxable pikey says:

          High Sugar, high fat cheap diet, pushes them into glycemic overload, i.e. insulin production and fat storage, eventually type 2 diabetes.

          It would be interesting to see the figures on type 2 sufferers related to their income.

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      • 140
        Anonymous says:

        The fact that they count the same user overand over again is the con. They know its the same user as they are registered when they first arrive and have to prove who they are when they return

        Anyway free food banks just release more money for fags and booze. Observe those idle gist on Benny st for evidence

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    • 376
      get real mofo says:

      You could go to the wealthiest suburb of the richest city in the richest country in the world, open a ‘free stuff’ store, and people would flock to it.

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  11. 24
    Pope Francis says:

    Why do we still get requests for help when everyone then despises us afterwards? let them all get on with it. Ukraine, Egypt, Syria, Venezuela…the whole bloody shower.

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    • 95
      A Theologian says:

      Because you claim there is a God and people look to him in their time of need. Especially when their man-made, socialist institutions have failed them.

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  12. 25
    Del Boy says:

    I heard on interview with some expert from Ukraine and he managed to use the words “money” and” missing” in the same sentence.

    Best to have nothing to do with this lot I think.

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  13. 28
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    I once worked with a Ukranian guy.

    He was the laziest and gobbiest bastard I have ever worked with.

    He used to treat he wife and daughters like doormats. Always moaning about something or other.

    Forget all this crap about “oh you must help us ” nonsense.

    They are lazy bastards I tell you.

    Just close the bleeding borders and leave them to sort themselves out.

    Best solution all round.

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    • 34
      The Cossacks will give you a riot says:

      You can’t generalise from one bloke?!?

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    • 35
      Tony Eden from Eton says:

      Many thanks for your articulate and most helpful contribution as to the the situation in the Ukraine.

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    • 45
      François Hollande says:

      You haven’t met many Frenchies then, eh?
      We invented the 4 hour week.

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      • 199
        White flight says:

        A lot of Britons seem to like their more laid back life style though don’t they, judging by the numbers already living there or looking for property.

        Perhaps it’s our demented anglo-saxon model of working more and more stupid hours for less and less while getting ripped off for everything that isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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    • 78
      non taxable pikey says:

      Mate of mine drove a Landrover from UK to Almaty once. Only problem he had was with the bloody Ukrainian Plod. Bribes, bribes and even more bribes. It was honestly worse than dealing with Tim Yeo.

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  14. 30
    U Crane says:

    V i t a l i K l i t s c h k o is da man

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  15. 36

    70 killed in Ukraine now.

    Come on Nicolás Maduro, you are slipping behind!

    Still, Grahame Morris MP (Labour, Easington) must be overjoyed.

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    • 47
      a great time to be a Tory says:

      70 Police officers taken by the mob being threatened and vilified tonight.

      This morning a local mayor was dragged from his office handcuffed to a lamppost verbally abused as he refused to resign his post.

      This mob favor the EU.

      They have no moral integrity and no concept of human rights and Cameron sends them William Hague !

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      • 56
        Anonymous says:

        Don’t laugh but Catherine Ashton is now on the job.

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        • 68
          Anonymous says:

          Oh well, that’s alright then. Thank God – what would we do without her?

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          • eee by gum says:

            why does she have a spokesperson ?

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          • yer typical Frog says:

            eee by gum… don’t you understand? 56 said she’s ‘on the job’: if she’s got the shits (and ‘on the job’ sounds like a possible diplomatic version) she can’t very well get on the phone (‘E.U. Foreign Office here…’ spplurge-splat-splatter… ‘we are in an important meeting…’ Splat-BLAST-schwist-blat-whee-splittersplitter..splitter… s.p.l..i..tt..er”… let me get my Orifice – sorry, Office – to get back to you.’ … Splarttwhoopsplishsplash…splatter…poop… pant, whew, pant… Oh NO!!

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          • I feel fubarred etc ... says:

            I thought everybody knew that she needed a spokesperson to keep the wheels of her tricycle clean.

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        • 70
          non taxable pikey says:

          Not something I would particularly like to think about.

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          • M102 says:

            :) She is like Margaret Beckett’s long lost sister.

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          • cornwall storms says:

            +++++Laugh+++++

            gordon’s pal ashton not going to resolve this problem!!

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          • cornwall storms says:

            actually it’s no laughing matter. people are dying here and there are no competent eu leaders to move in and sort out the problems.

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          • I feel fubarred etc ... says:

            It would be MUCH more helpful of the EU leaders just fucked off back to Brussels and minded their own business. They – and they alone – are directly responsible for these terrible events. None of it would have happened if they had just kept away from the country in the first place.

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          • I feel fubarred etc ... says:

            *if , not of

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        • 110
          Not while I'm having my tea please says:

          Catherine Ashton on the job? Mind bleach!

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        • 134
          Dessert Rat says:

          Well, even blind geezers need sex

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        • 296
          Never trust them says:

          Ashton looks like Klitschko has punched her head for an hour

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        • 357
          JH349849583249030 says:

          Russians must be furious after all the money they gave Greenpeace.

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    Cameron's foreign aid splurge says:

    Department for Culture Media and Sport
    Program to make PE lessons more “meaningful and exciting” in 20 countries including Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil and Turkey, following London 2012 Olympics.
    Cost: £8.35m over four years

    Department of Energy and Climate Change
    Program to reduce “greenhouse gas emissions from cattle ranching” in Colombia.
    Cost: £15m over four years

    Department of Energy and Climate Change
    Renewable energy and low-carbon transport projects in Chile, India, Nigeria and Turkey.
    Cost: £75m.

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Britain contributes to Europeaid, the EU’s aid program. Projects including equipping border guards in Belarus, a dictatorship, and funding a waterpark in Morocco.
    Cost: £1bn a year

    Department for International Development
    Yegna, a girlband dubbed the Ethiopian ‘Spice Girls’, is intended to empower teenage girls through song.
    Cost: £3.8m a year.

    Department for International Development
    Trademark Southern Africa, intended to boost commerce, was swiftly shut down by Mrs Greening after watchdog found officials earning more than £100,000 and cash being administered by Zimbabwean regime.
    Cost: £100m

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    • 87
      non taxable pikey says:

      Belafuckingrus!!!! totally corrupt dictatorship, they must be the best equipped Border Guards in the world yet still the buggers turn up in Peterborough.

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    • 117
      altruism in industry says:

      this one sounds like a scam to me, I can imagine 50 thousand cows in nappies but I can’t see it working

      Department of Energy and Climate Change
      Program to reduce “greenhouse gas emissions from cattle ranching” in Colombia.
      Cost: £15m over four years

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    • 163
      RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

      I think I am black and claim £1million a year :)

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  17. 53

    “The advice was keep your head down.”

    [rebekah brooks recounts the digger's advice for women wanting to succeed at wapping]

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    • 58
      jgm2 says:

      Not quite as damning advice as Tony Blair advising them to rig a Hutton style enquiry to exonerate them of all wrong-doing is it?

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      • 74
        Jimmy says:

        And they say righties are unimaginative.

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        • 84
          jgm2 says:

          You heard that wrong – it’s the bedwetters who were unimaginative and lacking in humour.

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          • Peter Mandelson says:

            Nonsense. We can always dream up clever slogans and soundbites.
            Its making them work that is the difficult bit.

            Usual practice is to throw money at the problem until it works or we can offload it for £1 to the private sector to run properly.

            Like the Dome.

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    • 59
      Mitch says:

      Remind me – how did women advance at work with Prescott; Cook; Johnson; et al?

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      • 73
        Jimmy says:

        And that always makes it right.

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        • 113
          jgm2 says:

          It’s only right when Labour supporters do it.

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        • 123
          FFS2 says:

          That’s the thing Jimmy. You are a one for picking out statements made by certain people on the right that seem to be hypocritical. Well now someone has pointed out the same to you, but you don’t happen to like it? Ah well, we don’t actually care.

          Anyway, Ms Brooks seems to have done rather well for herself, up until recently. Perhaps she should have taken KRM’s advice……

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        • 141
          FSB Watch says:

          Jimmy gets his ass kicked encore.

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    • 92
      Anonymous says:

      No what he said was “keep your head going up and down.”

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    • 93
      Robin Cousins, figure-skating commentator says:

      .

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    • 378
      As usual, it's a lefty fuckup says:

      That was when your mate Rupe supported Labour you thick lefty arsewhipe

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    Ian Duncan Smith says:

    Extraordinary statistics: so far universal credit (UC) has cost £225,000 per person to implement. Just 2,720 people are currently in receipt of UC, rather than the one million who were supposed to be receiving the benefit by April of this year.

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    • 72
      jgm2 says:

      You’re right. It’s shocking. We should be giving the fuckers nothing.

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      • 76
        Eric Pickles says:

        Bum, mouth and lady bottom pregnant, Like a wind sock, if you know what I mean.

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      • 79
        Jimmy says:

        Well someone’s getting very rich off UC, and it clearly isn’t the claimants.

        But you’re alright with that? It’s your money after all.

        As was the £1.6bn left on the table over Royal Mail.

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        • 91
          Mousaka Kooker says:

          Don’t be so wet. Only a Labour sap could fall for those stats. The figures are huge because the base is low. Once 6 million are on UC then it will be cheaper.
          Its fucking obvious.

          Unless you are Dr Eion Clarke. Then feel free to tweet about it in a despairing,revolutionary figure way.

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        • 96
          jgm2 says:

          £1.6bn left on the table?

          Tee hee.

          Why didn’t the unions buy it at such a bargain price then?

          You know, the workers owning the means of production.

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          • The Workuzz says:

            No mate, we just want to own the means of production.

            Paying for it or being responsible for it though? Fuck off.

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      • 100
        money's easy for the elite says:

        Absolutely. Let’s not question where the millions of pounds of OUR money have gone and to whom it has gone to. No, UC a complete fuck up but lets lambast those on benefits instead. What a prick.

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        • 102
          jgm2 says:

          The millions will have gone paying civil servants to fuck things up. Fire the fuckers and keep firing them until you run out of P45s. Then print some more P45s and fire some more.

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          • Jimmy says:

            But don’t of course prosecute the idiot at the top, IDS.

            The National Audit Office should be all over this now.

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          • jgm2 says:

            The NAO (and treasury) should have been all over Brown. They should fire everybody at the NAO (and treasury) for complicity/incompetence during the Brownian clusterfuck too.

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          • FFS2 says:

            Blimey. Prosecute people for mis-spending public money?

            Sounds like a fantastic idea!

            You can prosecute IDS,

            And we’ll prosecute the entire PLP for the NHS records scandal, the EA, and so on and so on….

            I’m all for it Jimmy, I really am. Lets go back through Guido’s previous postings a write down the names of everyone that’s screwed the taxpayer.

            Thing is Jimmy, you forget that many of us here are not political activists for a corrupt parliamentary party. We want to see justice done, tax properly spent and accounted for. If IDS or anybody in his office has mis-spent public money its time it was exposed, ended and culprits brought to justice. Same goes for anyone that did the same when Labour was in power.

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        • 118
          This country is Donald Ducked says:

          We give landowners (including Cameron’s father-in-law) £3,500,000,000 a year for doing nothing. Surely, even in Daily Mail la la land, this cannot be right?
          The grindingly poor use fags and booze to get them through the day, targeted as they are by advertising that Cameron refused to tackle (can’t upset Lynton).
          The rich sit on their fat landowning arses all day while hard working enterprising people pay them hard earned cash to pay for the land their houses are built on, the land their windfarms are built on, the land their roads and railways are built on, the land their food is grown on.
          These people are the biggest welfare scroungers in history – anybody with a moral mission to improve the lot of his fellow men would nationalise farm land ,and use it for the benefit of hard working enterprising people, instead of a few idle feudal throwbacks like his wife’s family.
          Don’t watch this space

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          • jgm2 says:

            anybody with a moral mission to improve the lot of his fellow men would nationalise farm land ,and use it for the benefit of hard working enterprising people

            Google ‘kulaks’, ‘Mass starvation’ and, topically, ‘Ukraine’ for how well that worked last time it was tried.

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          • FFS2 says:

            Fine. Sounds great. But the thing is that people like you that complain about the “idle rich” always turn out to be Marxists.

            Fuck Marxism. It never works, and it never works for good reason. Come back to me when the left has come up with something more credible than Marxism and maybe I’ll listen.

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        • 130
          Carl Marks says:

          So, Dave, when are you going to ask the banks to take responsibility for the black hole they created? When are they going to be asked make smaller bonus payments, so that the money earned can be handed back to the tax payer? We are paying interest on the money borrowed which means that every £1 not returned just carries on generating interest which is being paid by the whole of society.

          The only people being asked to take responsibility are those at the bottom – none of your cabinet ministers who have made errors, and even those that have resigned are invited back into cabinet a few months later.

          Responsibility is for the “little” people.

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          • Fred Smith ace coach driver says:

            Ask the banks to take responsibility by all means, also ask Brown and Liebour to take responsibility for allowing the damage to be done by the banks with sloppy banking controls while you at it make all Liebour voters pay for the damage Liebour created

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          • FFS2 says:

            The person with one of the largest portions of responsibility is Ed Balls, creator of endogenous growth theory, and he must have balls of brass because actually has the audacity to stand for office again.

            Nobody in Labour is even beginning to suggest that perhaps he lacks credibility, or the moral standing to hold the office he so badly tranished last time.

            I get really fed up with this kind of partisan claptrap. Idiots with brains the size of walnuts coming here to defend the indefensible Labour party. As you’ve got the wit to string whole sentences together perhaps you could get together and come up with something a whole lot more credible than socialism.

            You might like to consider the following:-

            1] Nobody actually got happier just because someone else bunged a few quid in their lap so they didn’t have to work ever. They are, in fact, the most likely to suffer depression. They need the self-respect that comes from making a contribution and being able to hold their heads up.

            2] Some people actually work harder than others and deserve more reward

            3] The farmer has to work to put food on your table – so he should expect you to have the courtesy to do the same

            4] We cannot afford the highly skilled, the very intelligent and the unique individuals to be treated like riff-raff. We need them to work hard and be happy to work hard – you might want to bear that in mind when you are thinking surgeons are overpaid just as you go for a triple-heart bypass.

            5] Adelle and David Beckham are stinking rich because a lot of very ordinary people gave them a little bit of money they could easily afford. You might not like it but what can you really do? Learn to live with it.

            6] 90% of the population is being provided with benefits & benefits in kind paid for by just 11% of the population. Keep treating that 11% as pariahs and my god are they going to get pissed off. How long before they say “fuck it” and move somewhere warmer, drier and more inviting?

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          • Joe Johnston says:

            Nailed it FFS

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          • How long before they say “fuck it” and move somewhere warmer, drier and more inviting?

            Seven years ago for me! Blair was still PM, but on the way out. Even then we did not know what that mentally crazed idiot from Fife held in store for us.

            It was a no brainer to leave.

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      Mousaka Kooker says:

      Now would be a good time to do your on time on budget bit.

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      Anonymous says:

      I don’t want a handout from a fucking food bank I want a fucking job which pays a living wage.

      Do you get the message now you bald bastard.

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        jgm2 says:

        No you don’t (want a job which pays a living wage). You had them back in the 1970s and 1980s and you wouldn’t fucking well do them.

        Now off you fuck, back to your safe Labour seat and keep voting for more of the same.

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        FSB Watch says:

        If you can’t find that in Britain you deserve to be shipped out, one way ticket, to Africa or Asia to see how difficult these things really are. You’d soon stop your victim posturing then.

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        This is what my brother did says:

        Got a driver’s licence? Well get yourself a car, got a minicab licence, and start picking up drunks on a Friday and Saturday night.

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        getonyerbike says:

        Sounds like you want a “boss” or a “toff” to give you employment.

        Why not start your own business instead of waiting for a “boss” to give you a “job”.

        It’s not always someone else’s fault.

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    William Hague, Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs says:

    wibble

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    Satirist says:

    Today sees the launch of Mr Barrage-Balloon’s new Party, the You pick a policy and f**k it, we’ll go with it Party (or UPik for short).
    The Party is currently beaming new policies to the nation chosen entirely by you at its Twitter page @Upik.
    Please go there to see the very latest in self-service half-baked Circus Bread today

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    Sunny Dee says:

    Jane Hill is a bit of alright.

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    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    What has Sue Barker got to do with ice skating, that she is allowed to pontificate on it, on national TV?

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    RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

    F*cking outrageous, not a black face amongst them……….. !!!!!!

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      RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

      Wacists……… I shall boycott the f8ckers from now on………. why no blicks?

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Live from Quango Street tonight:
    Council boss in Somerset who has been off work throughout the flooding crisis despite earning more than David Cameron has quit her job with a £40,000 payout.
    Kerrr-ching!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563913/Council-boss-Somerset-work-flooding-crisis-despite-earning-David-Cameron-quit-job-40-000-payout.html

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    The repression continues in the socialists' paradise of Venezuela says:

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    The British media are cunts says:

    The EU is lefty shit hole. Stay the fuck out of the Ukraine. Why is it Putin seems to have more sense than the west?

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      FSB Watch says:

      Go suck his cock again you lickspittle sad bastard.

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      JH349849583249030 says:

      I think the best bet for the Ukraine is to join the EU to leverage itself away from the morass to the East, but for the EU to collapse immediately afterwards.

      Best of all worlds.

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    Hackney says:

    Socialism sure isn’t working in Venezuela. Maybe Diane Abbot should visit them again to see if she can enthuse the public with her notions of socialism

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    FSB Watch says:

    EU impose sanctions.

    That you do the trick.

    *rolls eyes to the heavans*

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    RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

    This man is a war hero…………..

    Mr Day, who wore a beige SAS beret at the parade, insisted his medals were genuine, but said the Official Secrets Act stopped him giving details. He said: ‘They’re all proper, pukka campaign medals. Medals I won in conflicts while I was serving with the British forces. All I can say is South Atlantic the Gulf, Kuwait and one or two other stations.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1233634/Fake-war-veteran-Roger-Day-Medals-pukka–Im-sworn-silence-I-won-them.html#ixzz2ttFTAQNk
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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    gs_schweik says:

    Aaaahh….THAT’S why wee willy hague got all excited!
    Oh, hang on…………

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    cornwall storms says:

    well powerful video – is diane abbott, owen jones and that morris chap going to give the ukrainians their support as they fight for freedom?

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    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    EU sanctions on Ukraine now… whatever next?

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  36. 190
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am a teapot

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    Tom Catesby says:

    Angry people, desperate to get on board the EUSSR gravy train.

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    Dreary Steeples says:

    Off the beaten track, but I can’t help noticing an awful lot of bankers are checking out, 20 have taken their own live from the end of January. Many work for JP Morgan,do they know something the rest of us don’t?.

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      Tom Catesby says:

      I am loathe to say it ,but….. wtf! it’s a pity a great many more of the f^^kers didn’t top themselves before the 2008.

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      FFS2 says:

      1% of people will commit suicide. Given that 10% of the population work in finance I’m not sure it’s that significant.

      Of course, what is significant is that in the Age of Abundance we still have a large percentage of people so fucked off with life they go and top themselves – but it isn’t specific to bankers.

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    Little Willie says:

    Ven`ezuala, Eg`ypt, U`kraine are all short of diversity, enrichment and non-dilution of their bloodstock.

    It would seem fair that a third of each should be transported to the other two. Think of the wonderful recipes to ensue.

    Any who don`t like the new abode should receive courtesy and totally free UK passports as usual.

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    Little Willie Ben-Deenover says:

    Pity about the politics little boy Owen, otherwise we have much to ponder over together.

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    Bloody mod bot is still at it says:

    So the gerbil is quitting.

    News that Hazel Blears in standing down leaves Miliband with serious questions to answer about his inability to hang on to his female MPs (particularly those on the pragmatic right of his party).

    A female MP cwithith?

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    JadedJean3 says:

    There was a time, when Britain was Britain, the USA was the USA, France was France, Egypt, Egypt etc, when kids would go to school in uniform, people would wear uniforms to work (e.g. a suit – see hospitals for why this is important ). Women would have to leave work once married (to have kids and not go back). There was a time when the rules which dictated practices at school determined the local culture, a time when the workplace was one’s specific culture, and when not in school, or work, one stepped out of role. And lo, it was good, it provided a social structure where others could see who the criminals were too (they don’t conform)..
    Now we have ‘multikulti’ anarchism aka freedom aka chaos aka individualism. This is guaranteed, by design (Human Rights), to make an organised society unworkable. It is a strategy to erode regulation, and all to it make profiting from consumers much easier. This is the true Clash of Civilizations. What we have seen since 1989 is capitalism ripping under the mistaken belief that there is now no credible threat to it, when all that is really happening is that it’s being allowed to implode under its own anarchism.

    See Golitsyn for a warning.

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      FFS2 says:

      Nah. What we really have lived in since the war is a mixed economy based on tempering capitalism with welfare provison. Capitalism still continues to deliver us to the Age of Abdundance, but now socialism is not delivering the happiness expected.

      The reason socialising wealth has not brought more happiness is because Marxists didn’t realise that happiness cannot be bought – it takes a lot more than rescuing people from the misery of genuine poverty.

      JadedJean you’ve got plenty of food in your stomach, health-care and a roof over your head. Are the capitalists really the cause of your deep-seated dissatisfaction? Somehow I doubt it.

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        Blowing Whistles says:

        FFS2 – the greediest extreme right wing power crazed Capitalists – just love dumbshits like you who uphold their every dirty deed – think a bit deeper – you idiot tool fool.

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          Not Blowing Whistles says:

          Perhaps a bit harsh @FFS2.

          One thing that should be observed is that the real capitalists certainly seem not to be the bad guys at all at the moment. In fact they are all very squeaky clean, keeping business ticking over and doing the right thing. Or at least that is and should be the perception.

          It is the political side which appears to be very messed up, and particularly the left / liberals.

          All true capitalists maintain the interests of the people as without consumers and willing employees, they simply would not be able to compete.

          It is this that the left hate the most.

          A key difference between socialists and capitalists: Capitalists share wealth, out of necessity, whereas socialists socialize wealth out of dogma. The former makes for a much better society.

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    non taxable pikey says:

    Some of the top officials and their families have been leaving Kiev. Journalist Hanna Babynets from independent Hromadske TV reported this from Kiev’s
    Zhulyany Airport: “Three planes have taken off in the past five minutes.
    It’s very likely that they are carrying cash: suitcases have been
    unloaded under guard from armoured vans usually used to transport
    cash… scheduled flights have been suspended, the airport
    administration says.”

    Rats, ship, sinking, deserting springs to mind.

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      Mornington Crescent says:

      So, let’s just suppose this is true – I don’t believe a word of it, FWIW.

      Then what? No, seriously – then what? A bunch of masked thugs and a few birds with flowers in their hair running the show? Seriously?

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        non taxable pikey says:

        The deputy police chief of the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy has appeared at a protest rally to say that the “police are with the people” and call for restraint, Unian news agency reports. Volodymyr Ivashchenko also said police will “stay away
        from political games” and work together with members of the public to
        ensure security in Cherkasy

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        FFS2 says:

        Probably – until Putin reminds them of the money that is owed and how it was secured against Ukrainian public property…….

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    Anonymous says:

    This why Owen Jones has been sniffing around up there? Safe seat for somebody.

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      Anonymous says:

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      Tony here says:

      Donkey red rosette territory, all genders free to apply as you WILL win.

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      Mornington Crescent says:

      Good riddance, you useless fucking thief. Don’t forget to hand our money back before you go.

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      Corruption Watch says:

      Let’s hope she has a rotten retirement which doesn’t last very long or cost the taxpayer very much.

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      Bloody mod bot is still at it says:

      Jones won’t stand for Parliament. Why should he? He gets all of the exposure and influence that he wants, courtesy of the BBC. All without the bother of having to go to the people.

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        JadedJean3 says:

        Owen Jones is just another duped fool. Remember, he is very young.

        He is similar to the ‘left’ which was very popular in the 60s and 70s. It wasn’t just popular in universities, it was the essence of student politics, i.e it was de rigueur.

        http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/articles/MacDonald-WheatlandI.html

        The problem is that when examined closely, it wasn’t left-wing at all, it was just anarchistic, i.e anti-state. To see this, one has to appreciate that the state, at the time, in the UK, was to all intents and purposes, Old Labour. The attacks on authority and the radical experiments with individualism and freedom broke down the state and led to Thatcher’s deregulative anarchism, which, I suggest, it was cleverly designed to. 60s and 70s ‘student’ politics was, in fact, right-wing. In fact, most of the students were in fact just ‘useful idiots’ for those who would later do well as free-market libertarians (naked capitalists). All the anti-racism etc is a con. In fact, it abuses vulnerable minority groups, as it deprives them of Public Services and turns them into debt slaves/consumers.

        How many can see this?

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          jgm2 says:

          How many can see this?

          Only those whose minds are so raddled they cannot see the inconsistencies in their own writing.

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          • FFS2 says:

            The students in the 60s and 70s were Marxists, many of them followers of the likes of Rudi Dutschke. The radical experiments with individualism and freedom were carried out almost entirely by Woy Jenkins.

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          • FFS2 says:

            The students in the 60s and 70s were Marxists, many of them followers of the likes of R u d i D u t s c h k e. The radical experiments with individualism and freedom were carried out almost entirely by W o y J e n k i n s.

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          FFS2 says:

          People become “debt slaves” as you put it because the simple practicality is that the costs of starting a family are all up-front. You need a house and you need furniture and a bigger car – all just after having shelled out for the wedding. It’s life, that’s all. You get all the stuff you need to live your life and then you pay for it….

          Capitalism is the opposite of free-market. You can’t have a free-market while there are capitalists around because the capitalists will always use their buying power to rig the free-market. That’s why we need regulation – and banks, who give capital to people with new and better ideas.

          Anti-racism exists simply because IPSOS-Mori showed than 5 out of every 6 immigrants will vote Labour. So Labour have a big fat reason for bringing in more immigrants. The Tories know they can’t do much about the immigrants that are here, so they are trying to be nice to them too in the hope they can persuade them to vote Tory one day. Meanwhile the descendents of those that fought in two world wars to protect this land are finding it sold out from under them by their own elected representatives, and there is nothing they can do about it.

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      Blowing Whistles says:

      Rats abandoning the stinking pa3do riddled new labour project.

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    GET OUT NOW says:

    Why are we in the EU? The whole thing is a joke, A Bad Joke.

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    Anonymous says:

    Kinda reminds one of Hungary, 1956!

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    JadedJean3 says:

    Political Correctness is a political tool of the anarchistic far-right, i.e libertarianism (free-market liberalism which is the hallmark of all three main parties) which odd as it may seem, is Trotskyism which Si anti-state like the original Bolsheviks (anarchists). It’s the root of Neoconservatism, which is responsible for Britain participating in wars in the Middle East and Asia on behalf of Israel and its NYC support. This is all designed to free the markets from state control (regulation) via encouraging individualism and ‘liberal-democracy’. It uses immigration, anti-racism, anti-sexism, Human Rights. ‘education, education, education’ etc to do this in ways which most peole do not understand. Many of the protagonists of these ‘freedom’ campaigns are unwittingly ‘useful idiots’ just as many of the original Bolsheviks were in 1917 were they were used by the Germans to get Russia out of WWI. Some clever humans are bright, but low on ‘conscientiousness’ and ‘agreeableness’…psychopaths.

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      Politics 101 says:

      Bollocks. Go and read a book.

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      jgm2 says:

      You sound tired and emotional.

      What time is it where you are?

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        JadedJean3 says:

        Anarchism is right-wing, not left-wing. The left-wing builds states and authority cf. Democratic-Centralism aka Stalinism. The right-wing erodes states (via Human Rights and individual freedom) and authority cf the Conservatives, neocons and New Left – New Labour.

        Anarchists/Trotskyites were hand in glove with The Conservatives in that they helped to erode the state and get rid of Old Labour. Many people didn’t see that. They still don’t/can’t. Why?

        Just remember, National Socialism like Stalinism was statist and Left-Wing. It ran a Command Economy, it was a nation buider like the People’s Republic of China today (which has a Stalinist constitution). Statism is being eroded in the UK, and has been for decades. The USA played a hand in that, in pursuit of free-markets. Stalinist bodies, like the Civil Service (police, army, schools etc) have been undermined for decades – today the excuse is Lisbon and its NUTS – but in reality it’s just deregulation (anarchism) which is good for making money out of gullible consumers. Islam is a threat to all that, not only because it’s anti-usury, but also because many Islamic states were either Soviet Republics not too long ago, or were backed by the USSR or Germany.

        Old (and good socialist) habits, die hard. If Liberal-Democracy doesn’t die, it’s propagators surely will – demographically :-(

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          You have said a lot for some time about what is wrong.

          What I do not have a clue about, and I think I am a reasonably attuned person, is what you actually stand for.

          Would you care to enlighten us?

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          • JadedJean3 says:

            We never know what other people ‘believe’. Beliefs are not observable (even by those who allegedly have them), they are just imputations. They are therefore best left out of accounts of historical events. Be wary of accounts which traffic in such idioms.

            That two National Socialist (allies seemingly) went to war in June 1941 is indeed still an enigma. But look at where they fought (mainly the Pale of Settlement, and look at where Hitler didn’t go when he could have..), and look at what Stalin was doing in the 1930s to the Old Bolsheviks including those in the Red Army. What was going in Russia was similar to what was going on in Spain where two factions of ‘communists’ were at odds. Who won WWII, and with whose help? What was the outcome in terms of the expansion of National Socialism (Socialism in One Country/Stalinism)?

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          • But I didn’t ask you for your beliefs. No one can question other people’s beliefs.

            You have clearly studied a lot. Yet I do not count you as a communist, nor indeed a socialist. Yet you appear adverse to Libertarianism. What is more, you try to tie PC thinking to it when the case is diametrically the opposite IMO.

            My question is clear enough. I am none the wiser for reading your answer.

            In political terms, what you actually stand for?

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          • Universal Hissing says:

            Perhaps he’s as confused as me,SC. A KipperNat!

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          • You take an unusual position through dint of your own special circumstances. You explain how you get there and, in my view certainly, it possesses a compelling rationale.

            Whether I would come to the same conclusion is immaterial. I can understand where you are coming from.

            Where I have a difficulty is where someone argues using language and concepts one might more commonly find in academia but who is then unclear on what their stance is.

            One gets curious over time over where some people stand. If you find you are not making headway, then the best thing is to be blunt and ask them. No shame in that. At least you are taking them seriously.

            I can entertain the thought that people contain contradictions. Most of us do, if we are honest enough to admit it. I have read Hegel. I can understand Walt Whitman.

            But it is their response which provides the final judgement. I just do not see one here.

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          • FFS2 says:

            It’s a load of nonsense. The UK state has not been eroded. Add in the deficit and the UK state is currently consuming 50% of GDP. That is the highest percentage of GDP since the war, by a very long way. This is despite the fact that during the Callaghan period the state busied itself with a much wider range of activities.

            I think JadedJean may be drunk, or high.

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          • Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

            In a word —– Israel

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          FFS2 says:

          Nonsense. 2/3rd of the Islamists that come to Western countries drop the religion. They are seduced by all the easy sex, booze, Hollywood movies and general good times. Islam is only a threat to us in the sense that those left in the religion are generally a lot more extreme than those that have quit.

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          • FFS2 says:

            And Trotskyites were definitely not anti-state. They believe in creating a single universal Marxist state because they don’t believe socialism in one contry is feasible. Trotsky believed in moving the whole world gradually towards socialism.

            This is why I believe it is time for those of us that believe in liberty, genuine social justice, free markets and individualism to start thinking about how a better UK might look, and provide a real alternative to the Marxist view of progress.

            Right now we have a choice between slow progress towards Marxist totalitarianism or very slow progress towards Marxist totalitarianism. There is no school of thought that provides a real alternative. The Tea Party movement in the US is the first attempt at grasping that a real alternative world view is needed, but it is too narrow a view and too overtaken with extremists and nutjobs.

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        Strange fellow. He has been haunting us for some time now. You are lucky to get away the amount you do, so have probably missed a lot of it. You are right. He seems er, jaded.

        He must once have had a good brain but… (fill in any number of possible bad excuses).

        How his idea of PC being a rightie thing, squares up to anything in the known universe is a mystery to me. He must be in another parallel universe to make that work.

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          tik tik says:

          Owen jones is tik

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          jgm2 says:

          It reads like a pick and mix of random sentences.

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          • FFS2 says:

            Sounds to me like the usual conspiracy theorist nonsense you get with Alex Jones and the like.

            Why do people feel the need for conspiracies when the realities of the EU, the Fabians, Marxism etc is right in front of us? I have come to the conclusion that conspiracy theorists are often trying to distract attention from the real causes of our frustration, and therefore can be assumed to be part of the Fabian/Marxist/EU propaganda machine.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Conspiracy theories are a conspiracy?

            I like it.

            That should do David I*c*k*e*s head in.

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          • FFS2 says:

            Given that most of the conspiracy theorists actually talk to other conspiracy theorists and not entirely publically, I guess it must be said that conspiracy theorists are actually conspiratorial, yes!

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          • Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

            “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- voltaire

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      Curious says:

      Are You Charles Flaccidwidger? The one who used to post similar crap all over this blog a few years ago?

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        jgm2 says:

        Oh God. Not that c*u*n*t. Didn’t he used to be all over the BBC as well posting utter bollocks.

        Don’t even mention that c*u*n*t.

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      Meaningful Acronyms Campaign says:

      Political Correctness is fundamentally incorrect.
      I prefer to think of it as Political Crassness.

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      Mr Spock says:

      He’s using words Jim, but not in the sense that we know them.

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    Anonymous says:

    Green facsist-eco loon and “ex-Lib Dem” Mayor of Bristol jacks up the council tax.
    He refused to freeze,too many pets projects to pay for.

    Meanwhile,he sponsors stuff like this…

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      FFS2 says:

      Probably quite good. The people of Bristol might elect some deranged police-state facist next time round. Bristol could do with one of those for a few years. Would be a nice city with a new sheriff in town.

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    Universal Hissing says:

    Oh,the original UH has been disappeared.

    Was it something I said?

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      Podiceps says:

      Sensible remarks are discouraged here. But your name may be off the blacklist in a couple of days. Meanwhile, we know who you are.

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        Universal Hissing says:

        Thank-you. It’s not often I’m called sensible.

        It’s been a strange computer night. UH kicked off here. Firefox has only been working on about 50% of web sites. I switched to Chrome & all is fine.

        Spooky!

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  52. 252
    Anonymous says:

    This episode confirms that the kippers are just morally twisted Putin lackeys. Deffo not voting for them now.

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    Pipedream says:

    Government slashes 1m jobs

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    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    “The origins of the video are not quite as ‘grass roots’ as is portrayed. The clip was produced by the team behind A Whisper to a Roar, a documentary about the “fight for democracy” all over the world, which was funded by Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco. The “inspiration” behind the documentary was none other than Larry Diamond, a Council on Foreign Relations member. The Council on Foreign Relations is considered to be America’s “most influential foreign-policy think tank” and has deep connections with the U.S. State Department.”

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      FFS2 says:

      Ah, so basically US neo-con propaganda.

      Lovely.

      Gonna start WWIII the way they are going.

      The West may not like it, it may not be moral, but Ukraine is not worth starting WWIII over. Leave the Russkis to it. They’ll spit it out when the finally find it to bitter to swallow, like Afghanistan.

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      One of the many more enlightened Comments says:

      “real ukrainians aren’t rioting in the square…these are all paid activists, nationalists and neo-nazis…there is a scheduled election in 1 year, but these people want governmental overthrow…they don’t want democracy”

      Very surprised the Guido fell for it though. Or did he now that Tory HQ is his controller.

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  55. 280
    Owen Jones says:

    Vive la revolución!

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  56. 283
    Tony Blair says:

    Bernie Ecclestone can confirm I’m a pretty straight sorta guy.

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    i don't need no doctor says:

    I wonder if Owen Jones has ever had an original thought.

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      Reader says:

      Surprisingly few of us have wholly original thoughts. I do not blame him for being unoriginal. Nor for being wrong about something which is superficially attractive to some young and inexperienced people.

      I do condemn him utterly for failing to reconsider his views when things he had been ignorant of are shown to him (such as the difference between capital and income) and with other facts which show his views are fallacious, But mainly I despise him for egotistically persisting in promoting things he now knows or ought to know to be lies.

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    Anonymous says:

    +++ Germany consolidates gains on Eastern Front

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  59. 292
    UK Idiots 4 Putin says:

    Vote UKIP!!

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    Peter in Northfield says:

    I was going to leave a supportive comment but after reading the vile, irrelevant comments already here I think I’ll stay out of the comment ward.

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    Hazel Blears says:

    Stepping down!! No fucking way. I’m off quangoing. Twice the salary and no checking of expenses. Bye-eeeee.

    But it’s also for family reasons.

    My family.

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    Ah! don't know why says:

    these female weather presenters rush off to Primark every morning and spend up to £4.99 on a full outfit?

    Just buy one DECENT well cut suit and wear it for a month. Please.

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      The view from Haifa says:

      I am eagerly looking forward to one of them falling off their ridiculous high heels and breaking ankle.

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    Anon. says:

    #uselessQuango. #Bonuses

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    Ah! she's not for me says:

    …that Laura ( 2″ cleavage ) Kuenssberg. Sexless.

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    Didn't she do well? says:

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      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      same ol’ tripe when a Labour MP exits the stage.
      “fighting for those in need” !! He would hardly say “lining her own pockets at taxpayers expense and not giving a shit about anyone else, and was only in parliament because she could never make that sort of money in the real world”

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      SIZE 13 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Thieving labour socialist c-nt !

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      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Do you think the good folk of Salford will really notice her leaving?

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    Lazy GF reportage says:

    Exposed: Ukrainian ‘Protesters’ Backed by Kony 2012-Style Scam

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/exposed-ukrainian-protesters-backed-by-kony-2012-style-scam.html

    Viral video produced by company linked to ‘regime change’ NGO

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    @CO7

    Two points:

    Sorry to hear about Robin Clark today. It raises an issue of maturity. Here is a guy who could so easily be dead now if his bullet had been just an inch or so to one side. What sort of mindless joke was that to play on him on his first day back? These guys may be high rollers (rather like footballers) but they must also be as thick as pigshit if they do stuff like that. Callous too. They could be next in the firing line. Clark could have suffered cardiac arrest from that stunt. Although you come from that background, your interests are so diverse and your passion for knowing what is happening in the world seems completely at odds with these morons. How did you manage to mix with these people without losing it?

    My experience has been similar, especially when it gets to larger teams where intimacy gives way to bloody mindedness. I much prefer to work with few people of my own choosing. I like fun as much as the next person but one looks after business first and then take care of your friends. I will bet I had much more fun than these idiots did, but who knows?

    The second point is that other wonderful map you posted. I am using my reserve laptop at the moment and the map does not draw too quickly. The main laptop, although fast, is getting elderly and I have to decide what I progress to. My main desktop is a Dell with a 30″ screen and dual graphics cards. It is fast. I am going to go open systems on it as MS is on the road to nowhere. That means learning a new programming language, something I have been putting off for a while. But I am going to fire it up tomorrow just to have a good look at that file. That will be fun.

    Behind me is a window. From it in the daytime I have a 135° of the Adriatic Sea. On exceptional days I can see the Apennines and can even pick out individual features like the chimney stack at Porto Tolle, the tallest in Italy at 250 metres which is some 120 km away across the water. It is fascinating to think that running up that land are two pipes from Algeria via Sicily and a third via Sardinia.

    But this all plays to the first point in a way. Some people find this interesting and others could not give a hoot. Neither group will ever understand the other it seems.

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      Barry George says:

      Bullet! Double-barreled shotgun = “hole the size of my fist ” = Bankers lack of accuracy. Not an assassination attempt.

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      Casual Observer 7 says:

      For Robin, my concern – other than the police not making much public progress – is that he is back at work already. If by falling over his wound could reopen enough to put him back in hospital he should not have been back in the office.

      The ‘joke’ played by his colleagues would have been in good jest, and while I completely agree with your point, it demonstrates an immaturity about certain realities of life, in addition to the childish nature of the act. That is really what disturbed me.

      And yes, if the bullet had entered a few cm off his femoral could have been got, and that would likely have killed him. I doubt his companion would have had the knowledge on how to administer first aid in the panic that morning.

      The map is a bit slow – pdf’s that detailed generally don’t draw too quickly.

      Learning new OS is fun – would suggest going with U’buntu if you are thinking Linux. May be a good idea to try it out in a VirtualBox instance before nuking your windows install.

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        Podiceps says:

        You can try Ubuntu in a completely non-invasive way by putting it on a DVD, which the computer will then boot from, so you can try out the system. You need an application such as Free ISO Burner to put the file on to the DVD in the proper way. Booting from a DVD is very slow, but it gives you a flavour of what you are getting.

        You can get a much faster performance of the trial by putting Ubuntu on a USB stick, but most Windows computers can’t be made to boot off a USB stick even if you change the boot order so that this is listed first.

        The DVD you have made can also be used to install Ubuntu fully on the computer, either as a dual boot system or as a complete takeover which will erase everything on the hard disk (or course you will have backed up all your stuff first).

        I have to use Windows because I sell Windows software, but I have one old computer running Ubuntu — and completely rejuvenated by doing so, because the OS is so much smaller than Windows. I like its speed and simplicity, and the way you can download and install applications from the store without fuss. And for applications outside the store where you have to use a command line, this is no big deal for anyone who grew up with DOS.

        When my current computer with Win 7 collapses, rather than use the hideous Win 8 I shall be going over to Ubuntu for all my main work, and just keeping a netbook with Windows to deal with the software I sell.

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          M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

          Better to put it on a USB disk so that settings can be saved.

          You won’t learn much about Linux with Ubuntu though. if you want to learn Linux get a Raspberry Pi – magic little machines.

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          • non taxable pikey says:

            Ubuntu or Mint, both good and easy to learn. As for the Raspberry Pi, it’s bloody amazing!
            All those people who bought their kids a Tablet for Christmas would have done much better if they had given them a PI and said “there you go, make your own Tablet.”

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          Grateful thanks to CO7, Podi, Maq and ntp.

          Have already plumped for Mint which is now installed on yet another old laptop as the trial.

          Gambas seems to be the programming language and IDE as all my projects (some 5000) were written for QB4 or VB5. In the early days, they were mostly financial stuff, IRR, NPV and other HP12C functions which I used all the time in order to get printouts of my financial projections. From these I used to raise almost unimaginable amounts of money from initially sceptical banks.

          When they had their accounts bods run their calculators over the results, they were so impressed that they even bought the programs from me, an entirely unanticipated sideline benefit to my activities. Although I do not use these any longer, I would hate just to throw them overboard.

          Then branched out to all sorts of different applications including the plotting of my architectural sites, mass web page construction from databases, bulk renaming and sorting programmes and information for rock and classical music – and art around the world, some of which had to be put on hold when I emigrated. It is all ready there to continue. I love tasks which initially appear to be impossible…

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          • Casual Observer 7 says:

            Sounds good.

            Checked the Gambas site – you may want to reconsider Linux distribution as Mint is not listed as explicitly supported. That could throw up unforeseen problems.

            Ubuntu (+ Debian) is in addition to some others. One advantage with the Debian like distributions is that the package management system (aptitude – apt-get) is both super simple to use / support, and their repo’s are about the biggest out there. Personally have found it easier than rpm / yum to get on with, and is less hassle than tar ball / build your own.

            The above suggestions on DVD burning / USB stick burning are good. USB would be the better option of those two for what you are trying to do.

            Virtual Machine is the cheapest and quickest option to get it up to play with, but you may experience a slight performance hit. Myself – I never install the desktops opting for the console builds, and usually access apps via something like MobaXTerm if X is required.

            One reason for avoiding the desktops are issues connected with performance / compatibility with graphics cards, and they are a waste of processor cycles. Linux is best run as a headless server, and directly configured without the GUI helpers. But get that this may be a bit disorienting when making the jump from windows.

            Porting your software is a good idea: The usual path would be to go from the Basic implementations to C# (or Java) or VB.Net in windows. Mono is a C# implementation on Linux which is reasonably well supported, Gambas sort of tracks to VB.Net.

            If you do make it to Gambas with ease, then a switch over to Python might be worth considering. For the GUI the Python-QT libraries are a good option, and the QT designer will allow VB style layout design.

            It looks like you would be adding a dependency for Gambas runtime for compiled code. (Mono would have the same issue) Python also has a runtime dependency – Python itself – but is a bit more ubiquitous and has a larger support base.

            Might also want to check out the Quantlib project as well. That is used in the industry these days and is a fairly extensive library covering a very broad range of financial functions. Simple to use, very well tested, and fast.

            This should be relatively easy to integrate with Gambas, and has interfaces for Python etc. already available – It can be integrated into OpenOffice also – to enable functions to be called from Spreadsheets etc.

            (Sometimes spreadsheet implementation is fastest and most flexible…)

            There was a project building an Excel addin as well for that library.

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          • My first DOS was 3.3 so the loss of Windows is really not a problem for me. I used to love the days when you set all your environment variables and suchlike yourself. Always bought maximum memory and set huge files and handles in autoexec.bat without compromising the beast! Hated comms. Never used to work well for me. But really, I am a user rather than an under-the-bonnet bloke. One must remember what the purpose of the task was.

            When I first had a Novell network in 1988, I paid someone else to install it. Highly intelligent guy (Mensa member) but it took him a week, in which time I made enough money to pay for him for a year. Curiously he wanted me to join Mensa but I was never really persuaded. All they seemed to do was get pissed and I could do that without having to join! :-)

            Thanks for that warning over Mint/Gambas. I will test it over the weekend.

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    Lord Haw Haw says:

    “To conclude this personal note, I, William Joyce, will merely say that I left England because I would not fight for J3wry against the Führer and National Socialism, and because I believe most ardently, as I do today, that victory and a perpetuation of the old system would be an incomparably greater evil for [England] than defeat coupled with a possibility of building something new, something really national, something truly socialist.”

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    Universal Hissing says:

    QT was duller than normal tonight. I only watched it because Roger Scruton was on but he hardly said anything of substance.

    Perhaps philosophy & QT is not a happy mix.

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

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    Sir Roger de Senseless says:

    I notice she doesn’t say anything about ten dead policemen and torched buildings.

    I have been to Kiev and a beautiful place it is too. I have been shocked to see fires and smoke-blackened windows in Independence Square. I’m supposed to believe the authorities did that am I?

    Not much more than twenty years ago, the members of the current Ukrainian Parliament were all “comrades”. Now they all seem to be multi-millionaires and billionaires, so they’ve obviously worked very hard in the interim. But I wouldn’t get to starry-eyed about the government, but honestly, what do you think the authorities would do in Paris, Washington or London faced with a destructive rabble like that?

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    Ask yourself says:

    Did the Americans use HAARP technology on us or did the Russians

    Think about it, timing seems convient coupled with rioting across the Eurozone.

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    sanity says:

    Guido, I’am appealing to your sense of justice – the justice that was not party partisan over the expense row

    the dwp want to charge those people who wish to appeal a decision made against them and thrown into situation where they have no income , dwp wants to charge them to appeal

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10653076/Benefits-claimants-face-charges-to-challenge-decisions-over-payments.html

    the acts of dwp are no longer about benefits but about persecution

    the dwp are out of order – can you call order order to them

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      Uhu over here says:

      There’s us plebs and then their’s politician’s and sidekicks the uncivil service, both have to many people on very high benefits and doing nothing but shuffling paper and having bad idea’s, time to cut in half the amount of politician’s and uncivil servants we have, as the politician’s now are only equal to a local council and uncivil service requirements should be reduced because of this, we would all be better off, as the money saved could be used for other things

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    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    Good Morning I am out this morning with my sad little left-wing friends. We are going to sing The Red Flag and watch videos of jihadists behead Westerners.

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    Are you listening? says:

    I am an Englishman and……

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    Vote UKIP says:

    Ukrainian Independence Party
    UK Independence Party

    It’s about freedom
    it always is

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    Cossacks to enforce UK borders says:

    Coming soon.

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    Tin foil top hat says:

    I’m an Englishman…

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    Precariat says:

    Its like the Famine in India and the Earth Quake in Turkey, It has nothing to do with us

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“It was an entirely run-of-the-mill English townscape, with some straightforward words to go with it. There was no obvious insult, no abuse, no overt sneering. She might have got away with it entirely, had some alert blogger not spotted it. He instantly detected the coded message that Emily Thornberry was sending to all her right-on, bien-pensant, Labour-luvvie friends in Islington, or wherever else it is that they follow her on Twitter.”



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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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