March 11th, 2014

Picture of the Day


  1. 1
    Minstrel says:

    He looks more like a fat Phil Lynott. You sure that’s his son? Looks a bit old to be his offspring. Can’t wait for the next time Lavery gets off his fat arse to ask an obtuse question at PMQs. Shouts of “Beat it” will echo round the chamber.

  2. 2
    Shooty* says:

    I think you’d have to try pretty hard to find this offensive. No doubt the usual suspects will though.

    “I want to dress as Michael Jackson at a certain point in his career. At that point, he was quite dark skinned. I shall become dark skinned to better emulate him. This is entirely different from black and white minstrel facepaint, or any tasteless attempt to portray a generic person of colour by painting my face black. This is a specific portrayal of a particular character, and emulation is necessary”.

  3. 3
    Last Chance says:

    Why does my African, Austrailian, Canadian, American, Evryfuckingbody have less immigration rights to my country?

  4. 4
    Last Chance says:

    THan the fucking GERMANS?

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Are all MP’s born retarded?

  6. 6
    Colour me beautiful says:

    The one in the blue shirt looks like a younger version of Tony Benn; the one in red looks not unlike something I saw in a village in Zimbabwe a couple of weeks ago. managed to get out alive though!

  7. 7
    Donald Duck says:

    If Micky is going then so am I.

    Launch of the Labour Black
    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 from
    18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
    Portcullis House
    Wilson Room
    United Kingdom
    General admission
    Order no. 266922981. Ordered by Michael Mouse on 11 March 2014 02:32

  8. 8
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    The Black and White Minstrels are being remade. The only way possible was for black men to ‘white-up’ and then the ‘whitened-up’ black men to blacken up- ——> Mammmmaaayyyy

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Where’s the news about the Tory arse rapist and the party keeping it quiet because it would interfere with the election?

  10. 10
    Chimney Sweeper says:

    I think he’s taking the piss!

  11. 11
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    I can only speak for the LimpDims and the answer is yes.

  12. 12
    Ed Balls says:

    Could have been worse imagine if he had dressed up as a Nazi officer

  13. 13
    Minstrel says:

    It’s more funny than offensive, but let’s not hear any more lectures from Labour about racism or the wardrobe antics of members of other parties, eh?

    Was this taken at the party where Stella Creasy was dishing out the taxpayer-funded biccies?

  14. 14
    Cuthbert says:

    In the papers?

  15. 15
    Hey says:

    Minstrel, go to specsavers. That’s DEFINITELY our Diane ( not Ross )

  16. 16
    Owen Jones says:

    “Order Order” seems to be in particularly vacuous celebrity-obsessed crap mode this morning.

  17. 17
    J. Dromey says:

    “but I know where the sun shines best”

  18. 18
    D Flabbutt says:

    Racist scum, blacking up like a minstrel is offensive and should be investigated by….err…..erm….anyone from the Progressive Alliance Police Service….sent to Venezualan gulag…..blah…blah….Tory baby eating scum……Wimmins Alliance Against Blacking Up send sisterhoodly objections…..blah….PIE eaters…..blab

  19. 19
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Is that Baracco Barner?
    He looks sooo cute! Why is he getting England to fight Russia?

  20. 20
    A bored MP says:

    That’s why we love it folks.

  21. 21
    Fishy says:

    What does it matter. It wouldn’t usually but for the stink that these hypocritical creeps kick up when anyone else does it.

    The BBC though won’t be interested they only report it when Tories dress up (in Nazi uniforms, for e.g.).

  22. 22
    Michael Jackson Blacked up too says:

  23. 23
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    So is spray painting a blimp black to emulate a certain female Labour MP racist?

  24. 24
    LimpDem says:

    More likely you mean bash the bish rather than beat it?

  25. 25
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    How many Tories have been ‘fingered’ by destiny and kept stum for their career. I bummed a man and I liked it….

  26. 26
    Hugh Janus says:

    Similarly, when will Maria Miller face any punishment for using taxpayers’ money to fund her parents’ home, something that was against the rules? How hard can it be to investigate her claim over a period of nearly 15 months??

    I think I know the answer to that one…..

  27. 27
    J. Dromey says:

    That’s my long-lost son. Not Lavery’s.

  28. 28
    Gerbil 7 says:

    To be honest, I couldn’t give a toss however, if it were a Tory or UKIP member then the BBC and the twittersphere would be up in arms demanding resignations and the story wouldn’t rest until blood had been tasted.

    Hence, resign, you’re unworthy of your post and the BBC will (not) be speaking to community leaders to get their outrage – blah, blah blah……………

  29. 29
    BBC says:

    We are covering it.

    To the detriment of everything else but what ya gonna do?

  30. 30
    Owen Jones says:

    You’re blocked.

  31. 31
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Congrats on your elevation to cult status as a Guardian writer. It’s a good job.
    It pays very well. Has loads of perks. Free all access pass to all BBC studios all the time. Seat on Ed Miliband’s policy committee and a student union card.
    And much more.

    Start looking around notting hill for a good apartment.

  32. 32
    BBC says:

    That is actually a photo of Mrs Abbott in makeup prior to joining Mr Portillo on the sofa.

  33. 33
    Al Jolson says:

    Why is it an Oops Geedo?

    If a black chap wants to look like a black chap then he has to black up. It ain’t racist, it ain’t any ist, it’s just bleeding obvious.

  34. 34
    Richard Dawkins says:

    Sorry to spoil your fun folks. But you do realise we are all related to Diane Abbott

  35. 35
    Pure LOL says:

    We have Ian Lavery to thank for giving us the funniest PMQs moment in history. I’m surprised the twat had the nerve to show his face again after this:

  36. 36
    News gap says:

    More than 24 hours ago, A Guido post said:

    “Stay tuned for more revelations from the leaked Tory candidates list…”

    Gone dead quiet on that since then. Someone throw a spanner in the works?

  37. 37
    Yaosxx says:

    So what???
    If black guys “white” up no-one bats an eyelid!!!

  38. 38
    Owen Jones *Auto Reply* says:

    I am sorry but I cannot reply to this email at the moment as I am viewing properties in Tuscany.

  39. 39
    Olly boy says:

    Apparently Bob Crow’s kicked the bucket?

  40. 40
    Ah! yes says:

    But the blimp takes less paint.

  41. 41
    Fuck Labour says:

    He’s bad.

  42. 42
    Diane Abbott says:


  43. 43
    Ah! yes says:

    Just a clever ruse to improve the stats.

  44. 44
    News Flash says:

  45. 45
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    Strange homosexulars synchronicity here….
    Maria was against gayer ‘marriage’ then a sudden change of heart —> I sense the phantom phingerer phingered her….

  46. 46
    Ed Moribund says:

    I spent 4 years coming up with a on create, sensible, popular, fully funded policy idea.

    It unravelled in 4 minutes.

    Back to the blank sheet and let’s start agin everyone! Thinking caps on!

  47. 47
    Bob Crow says:

    Rumours of my sudden demise are true.

  48. 48
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    Sawneeeee River = Thames at Westminster Palarse

  49. 49
    Village Idiot says:

    ..Your staggering incoherence sums the issue up nicely!

  50. 50
    McSkiver says:

    Nah, you spend 4 hours on it. Every day we get a new way to spend the banker bonus tax.

  51. 51
    Colour me beautiful says:

    Can she balance a suitcase and a bucket of water on her head like those African women do?

  52. 52
    honky says:


  53. 53
    JH-230912384590231-1 says:

    Hey, photos like this got Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York.

  54. 54
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Ashington’s finest idiot!

  55. 55
    Village Idiot says:

    …I would imagine she is devoid of any discernible talent,except reasonable results at uni,which have carved out a lucrative carreer ever since,especially as a “Token” black woman,who has used her education status to waffle her way through a troughers life,without actually ever having done any real worthwhile work! imho)

  56. 56
    Llareggub says:

    Didn’t Michael Jackson sing, “But baby, baby, it don’t matter if you’re black or white”?

  57. 57
    Llareggub says:

    He could always dress up as Michael Jackson in his white era!

  58. 58
    Llareggub says:

    Is there enough helium in the world to float a Dianne-Abbot-sized blimp? It constitutes a fraction of 1 percent of the atmosphere, you know.

  59. 59
    Llareggub says:

    No, they just live in a world of their own, blissfully unaware of the things people actually give a shit about, like VAT and the price of beer.

  60. 60
    Llareggub says:

    Out of Tony Blair’s arse?

  61. 61
    Llareggub says:

    That’s not what he looked like ten years later!

  62. 62
    Llareggub says:

    I don’t know. But she could certainly hold a pint between her tits.

  63. 63
  64. 64
    ExBlyth says:

    Only outshone by Blyth’s ultimate idiot – Ronnie (Rock Salt) Campbell

  65. 65
    geordieboy says:

    Jack Dromney says “Leave that lad alone he is my butt fuck”

  66. 66
    geordieboy says:

    The eyes have it.

  67. 67
    Fit for the Sewers. says:

    The Boggin Labour MP. Lavvy? Why doesn’t Labour just stick a red rosette on a bog and the shit for brains Labour voters can vote for it!

  68. 68
    You, you knob says:

    Who’s Bad?

  69. 69
    Labour - never knowling under wankered says:


    mind you, he was putting that accent on surely?

  70. 70
    Bellamy says:

    We are all related to great white sharks, but I don’t invite them into my bath-tub.

  71. 71
    Chukka says:

    Lavery an out and out thick thug like many in the North East he would sell his mother if the price were right.

  72. 72
    Ghost of MickeyJackoff says:

    Dat is not da Re’al me boyz

  73. 73
    Fit for the Sewers says:

    More bullshit to add to labour’s landfill of manure. Labour are shite!

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Obviously most people in the North-East North- West and South-West are stupid thugs if we built more public schools we could at least ensure a sado-masochistic mummy boy culture throughout this hallowed land

  75. 75
    Duke of Portland says:

    The son became an Ashington town councillor at the age of 18.

    Keep it in the family I say.

  76. 76
    Michael Jackson says:

    An we niggas keep on whitefacing. And the Indians buy whitening cream. But nobody complains. It ain’t racism if blackos wanna be whities.

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