March 18th, 2014

Nigel Farage Feeling Slightly Awkward on a Crowded Train

“It was a stopper going out and we stopped at London Bridge, New Cross, Hither Green, it was not until we got past Grove Park that I could hear English being audibly spoken in the carriage. Does that make me feel slightly awkward? Yes it does… I don’t understand them … I don’t feel very comfortable in that situation and I don’t think the majority of British people do.”

He’s probably just upset that train was painted in a non-traditional colour.


  1. 1
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:

    Did he get off at Barking?

  2. 2
    Dirk Diggler says:


  3. 3
    Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell says:

    Restoration of … the crown symbol on pint glasses

    What is wrong with that, pray?

  4. 4
    english minority says:

    Can sympathize with him . Everywhere in England where you go all you hear are foreig-n tongues. Why do they have to speak so loud ? Do they think they are the new mast-ers on airstrip one ?

  5. 5
    Mr Abusive says:

    What a fecking twat !

  6. 6
    Right Full Rudder says:

    In this case his discomfort was probably balanced out by the rare joy of getting a seat.

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    Why ,are we supposed to feel elated each time we hear third world gibberish on every train, every bus, in every shop , in every hospital , every school ,in every street.

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    The Loony Left says:

    Celebrate the rich, multicultural diversity !

  10. 10
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    This quote is several weeks old.

    Farage makes the comment but in the same interview goes onto say EU people living in this country would never be repatriated when he takes us out of the EU so it will take a long time for him to change the situation on the trains.

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    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

  12. 12
    Diversity manager on £60k says:

    Or you’re racist.

  13. 13
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    Lie back and think of the Postal Votes !

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    Anonymous says:

    Nobody says we have to, its just that it isnt normal for Nige to be surprised.Hearing “foreign” languages happens in every capital city in the world.Odd comment for him to make, or does he ban his wife from speaking her own language (German) at home ? moron.

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    Rolf Harris says:

    Listening to other peoples’ conversations on the train.

    What a sad nosey bastard he must be.

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    Anonymous says:

    Prehaps when the Eastern European politicians start coming over and taking MPs seats they won’t be so welcoming of immigration.

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    Tony says:

    Bollocks to diversity.

  18. 18
    Garfield says:

    Getting a bit desperate Guido grubbing about for Anti-Ukip smears.

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    In flagrante delicto says:

    What the hell is this story getting recycled for? Jeez!

  20. 20
    shumpeter on high says:

    If Farage ever becomes PM he will be a bigger wanker than Cameron.

    Broken promises will abound but there again some fuckers will make a few bob on the ride.

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    The Boy Plunger says:

    Did Farage claim the train fare on expenses ?

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    Millibands an arse says:

    Evidence he’s a man of the people and will definitely get my vote

  23. 23
    Rinka Scott says:

    I think the story is important because it highlights that if entrusted with power he will not take tough decisions and repatriate EU Citizens .

  24. 24
    Garfield says:

    Having travelled, worked and lived all over the world, I found that the predominant
    language was of the country you were in at the time.

  25. 25
    R. Youshore says:

    Is Tony B£iar a Catholic ? Does Mark Oaten shit in the woods ?

  26. 26
    The public says:

    People only really care about one promise. The hold a referendum on the EU one.
    After that, stay in or come out, the country will be quite happy if he fucks off somewhere else.

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    Jack the Ripper says:

    Cameron loves tube trains. Every time he hails them with his brolly, they stop.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    What other politico would come anywhere near saying what they think?

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    Anonymous says:

    No one gives a fuck about EU citizens – it’s the Africans and Middle Eastern scum which need removing.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Guido’s new paymasters demand moar anti-UKIP stories.

    I can smell the fear and piss from here.

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    boot on face forever says:

    Do idiots vote lib, lab or con

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    Well I live in a southern German city. So we talk a mix of English and German at home.
    Just come back from a shopping centre, do you hear German spoken? Do me a favour, Russian and all sorts of East European chatter, innit. Of course a bit of Turkish, Italian,Greek as well just to round things off, I do a bit of Cockney talk which could be mistaken for Serbo Kroatian. Itsagame innit Nige ?

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    Bill Quango MP says:

    I don’t think much of UKIP. But to push labour into second in the Euro elections would be great to see. Great to watch wobbler Miliband suddenly back track on his no referendum pledge.

    “What I meant when I said there would not be a referendum was that there would be one.

    “And when would that be?”



    “i said ghtsyhh”

    “Take your thumb out your mouth Ed, we can’t understand you.”

    “There will be a referendum in as few as none and as many as 1000 months after the election.”


    “Erm…well before Christmas then.”

    “Really on…which Christmas?”

    “Right ..this interview is over,,..”

    good..just for kicks.

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Not in Peterborough.

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    Note the last sentence says:

    Immigrant communities should be educated on how to dispose of waste, not demonised, opposition politicans are warning after shocking images reveal the scale of the problem.

    Rubbish piled next to flats with rats coming and going from the mountain of waste in Mollison Way, Edgware, have disgusted neighbours, with readers writing to the Observer claiming that the council’s vision for a ‘Cleaner, Safer and Fairer’ Harrow are not being realised.

    Barry Kendler, a Labour candidate for Edgware in May’s upcoming council elections, said: “The problem is we have had a lot of rhetoric, but not enough action from Susan Hall.

    “In some areas, Harrow has got cleaner, but in others like Edgware where you have a big immigrant community, there is never going to be any progress until you engage with them.”

    The Labour candidate did not approve of the Tory council leader’s remarks when she told a national newspaper in December, on the eve on a loosening of immigration restrictions from Romania and Bulgaria: “Councils simply can’t cope with an influx of immigrants which will strain our housing lists and distort school class sizes.”

    Labour leader Councillor David Perry accused Ms Hall of generating ‘a mini frenzy’ over the issue at the time.

    Mr Kendler, whose grandparents were both Romanian, said: “When you come to a new culture, it is difficult no matter who you are. Many of the Romanians I talk to complain that the council do not collect their bins, but that is often because they contaminate them so they cannot be collected”

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    A telegraph commenter says:


    I say that like it means something.

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    Well and truly enriched says:

    Or Blackburn

  38. 38
    Guido's Clickbait Money Spinner says:

    STFU or you will be blocked

  39. 39
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Kippers are such nice people.

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    Diane Abbot says:


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    Nigel says:

    And why can’t Swiss Cottage be British? I don’t recognise this country and makes me feel peculiar.

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    Hamspam Chowder says:

    Or Tower Hamlets.

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    Bill Quango MP says:

    He seems to be wearing Boycie’s coat.
    Woman next to him is saying

    “Evenin’ Del Boy! Hurry up Marlene, we’re leaving”

  44. 44
    Owen Jones says:

    You are all blocked.

    Yes even you.

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    Voter says:

    No, he was heading for Westminster.

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    Amongymous says:

    Nigel Evans got off at Cockfosters.

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    Witty Moniker says:

    Too right. Have you been to Newcastle or Liverpool lately? Can’t understand a bl**dy word, that that’s just the natives!

  48. 48
    Bosun Higgs says:

    The troible with being a melting-pot is that you end up with a small amount of gold and a large amount of dross.

  49. 49
    Trigger says:

    Alright Dave..Don’t usually see you on the tube. You not Prime Minister no more then?

  50. 50
    Captain Haddock says:

    +40milion English men and women

  51. 51
    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    It is worst at ground level.

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    Vlad the Invader says:



  53. 53
    The Art of War. says:

    If Farage is serious about a referendum then he should encourage his supporters to get behind the Tories. Otherwise, it is all hot air!

  54. 54
    Owen Jones,Guest Moderator says:

    Can people *please* bear access in mind and keep corridors clear! Also please take your rubbish with you after visiting The Guy News Room.

  55. 55
    Dave Cameron says:

    Only problem old boy.

    I’m a certifiable liar.

    Pip Pip

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    After Cr!mean soldier shot dead earlier today, U govt has formally authorized its forces stationed in Cr!mea to use lethal force:

    From R-Fed perspective, having recognized the referendum result and formally signed Cr!mea in as part of the R-Fed, the U forces stationed in Cr!mea it sees now as an occupying hostile force.

  57. 57
    Captain Haddock says:

    Wanted: our country back.

    Not wanted: mass immigration East Europe, Africa, China, Caribbean sources.

    Ditto. : Kquear MPs, troughers, wasters.

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    It was the same back in Chile, in the good old days…………we didn’t much like hearing English……….Gringos we usee to say……nothing but trouble!

    Viva UKIP!

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    Alex Salmond says:

    Six months to Scottish Referendum- 2/9 a No to independence vote; 10/3 Yes. Scotland 11/2 independent by March 24,2016.

    I’ll lay you £9000 to win £2000. Get in there,it’s a lay down cert !

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    Obongo Obongo says:

    Well if he did he wouldn’t have been able to ask for directions.

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    You must be kidding says:

    Not a cat in hell’s chance, the time is up for the LibLabCon consortium, time for a major change, the only changes on offer for us plebs, is if the SNP get a YES vote or UKIP kick the crap out of the LibLabCons, Camorons Conservatives are are finished they have gone native and instead of working for the public good, they’ve turned it into a race as to which political party can trough the most taxpayers money.

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    J Clarkson says:

    Or The Cotswolds.

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    Miss him says:

  64. 64
    The Bongo High Comissioner says:

    The trouble is Europe is now populated by Muzzies and Africans.

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    Ben says:

    Maybe she addresses him in English if he don’t sprechen sie Deutsch?

    Is that polite? Or does that make her kinda racist for speaking English in England?

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    wrinkled weasel says:

    What’s wrong with gay marriage. And Farage, in a railway carriage?

  67. 67
    Kick them says:

    Good answer from Farage.
    No one with sense wants swamped by this tidal wave of foreigners.
    It’s of no fucking benefit to the UK.

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    broderick crawford says:

    Zone around Sho , leicester Square, P iccadilly Circus in the wee small hours .

    Nothing spoken but foreign tongues usually engaged in illicit exchanges of dubious substances for cash money .

    I was in an all night internet cafe there to get urgent emsils photocopied . full … only vernacular english speakers there were two homeless who payone pound an hour to sit at terminal and fall asleep … cheaper than a hostel.

    obe young Somali boy in next chair … about ten years okd … asked me why I was wearing two bobble hats .. I replied because it was winter and my head was cold … he said I must be gay and offered ne a blow job (I declined and switched chairs ).

    This is what our capital looks like on any night of the week .

    Tell our cosseted politicos to arise from their comfy beds and go see for themselves.

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    Mark Oaten says:

    I thought it was cocksuckers?.

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    broderick crawford says:

    Nearly as sad as you Rolf … listening in to Two Little Boys .

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    Barbara Spectre says:

    Diversity, a polite euphemism for getting rid of white people.

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    you ho and a haggis please says:

    I think Scotland has the same problems we have with our young voters, they are fkin thick, one was complaining about the £ pound and it belongs to the UK and Scotland won’t be able to use it, shows how the Scots think, they think the UK is England and the £ pound belongs to England if they say yes, they can’t see past their benefit money that the £ pound also belongs to Scotland and England can do bugger all to stop the using it even as a name.

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    No more says:

    …Won,t be fooled again!!!!

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    Hotshit Hamish says:

    You asshole Salmond. You’ve had 30 years to come up with a credible economic plan for Scotland. But you didn’t. You came up with a back of the fag pack Ed Balls type crap and the kilt wearers saw through it in a second.

    So we are stuck with the feckless, draining, moaning sickly spongers forever.

    Our one chance to get rid of the socialist, handout stretched out for subsidy, chip on the shoulder Jocks and you blew it or us.

    It will be these fuckers who vote for us to remain in the EU too, once the Rumpoys cable some gold before them.

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    Putin says:

    Sell out.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    The m’uslims are a clear and present danger that has not been dealt with.

    Creating creeping no-go zones is not a solution.

    If R-Fed decides to run a false flag, demolishing a m’osque or two somewhere in Europe, that would cause very serious civil disturbances which European countries no longer have the force levels to deal with.

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    Volume 11 says:

    Commuting on a train in London you aint got a choice since they’re usually gibbering away or screaming down their mobiles.

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    Liblabcon will fight to last Englishmen says:

    Aint you liblabconers got a war to start somewhere.

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    Anonymous says:

    Or Oldham!

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    UKIP has lost it. says:

    Even Nigel Farage is now pandering to the LGBT lobbyists, and has made a serious mistake.

    What is the point of supporting UKIP if it does not stand for traditional values?

    The Same Sex Marriage issue was the final straw that caused many long term Conservative supporters to leave and join UKIP.

    Alas. Why bother to support UKIP? The U.K. is fucked.

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    Tom Catesby says:

    I want to hear good old English gibberish, I don’t want to be ‘culturally enriched’ thank you.

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    Anonymous says:

    I would feel awkward too if the girl on my left was about to throw up!

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    How can we ever repay you for enriching us says:

    And they expect native Britons to give a shit (no pun intended) about the British establishment and their poxy self inflicted spat with Russia.

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    Ordinary Joe says:

    Because marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Gayers cannot be married, whatever that bastard Dave says.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    Anyone one bothers to read even the DM headline will realize this is far from sell out.

    Nigel is calling for state marriage separated from church for the LGBT folk.

    That is far less intrusive than what mong boy Cameron has rammed through and protects marriage as what it naturally is.

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    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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    Anonymous says:

    It means a sham democracy. Fake parties all pushing the same policies and agenda.

    Pretty obvious really.

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    Nigel has made a big mistake says:

    No it doesn’t protect marriage, which CAN ONLY BE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.

    Gayers cannot marry. They can have Civil Partnerships which give them all the legal rights etc, equivalent to marriage.

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    F uc K th EU says:

    The European Union “will not recognise the annexation” of Crimea by Russia, the EU’s top officials, Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso, said in a joint statement.

    Well…I don’t recognise the unelected Rump and Barstard either.

    Those Huntz don’t speak for me. I’m English and not a EU citizen….Huntz all of ‘em.

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    surlyscot says:

    in your wet dreams Fat Bastard – the English aka Anglo-Saxons will screw you and your poxy chums right into the ground – and take your useless wind turbines sith you,TWAT.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    One piece of irony about Nigel and his fear-mongering realism about migration from R’omania / B’ulgaria.

    What effect is the regional instability in the Black Sea area going to have on net migration out of those countries ?

    All R’omanian / B’ulgarian folk who do not want to live under M’oscow are probably packing their suitcases right now.

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    surlyscot says:

    yeah, bet Vladimir and his cronies shaking in their boots – WITH LAUGHTER – check out number of troops, number of aircraft, number of tanks etc etc. we don’t even have a fucking army no more – its another phoney war to keep the plebs – i.e. us mugs – in a permanent state of fear – YAWN.

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    Anonymous says:


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    RightwinggitRedux says:

    Quoting the graun, Guido?

    Masters orders?

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    Anonymous says:


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    Fanny adams says:

    Or Croydon

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    JH-230912384590231-F says:

    The only time a British leader should be in a railway carriage is to take the surrender of the Germans. Again.

    They can surrender in fucking English as well.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    If the gay marriages are not conducted in a church, and there is no recourse to force that issue, then whatever happens is not really marriage.

    UKIP have probably altered their position slightly in order to distance from the political changes which are going on in R’ussia.

    If it helps them pick up votes so be it: UKIP should be focussed on referendum for divorcing from Europe. Once out of that car crash, the idiotic policies such as gay marriage can be fixed.

    Any gay who is considering getting ‘married’ should realize that the chances of that ‘marriage’ being annulled within a few years is quite high. So – is it really worth them bothering ?

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    Piers Morgan says:

    You are not my old mate, the nurse-hating, satanic, ugly, fag-stinking racist, Jeremy Clarkson?

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    Anonymous says:

    Medical Definition of HOMOPHOBIA:
    Irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.

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


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    White Flight says:

    Fucking tards lie you two comedians who let all these spud heads and jungle bunnies run amok in our country. It was bad enough with the d’harbs and the rag heads and the Micks and the dirty fucking y!ds but now we have all sorts of scum here. It is like a fucking nasty Benneton advert with a scum fuck of every shade filling our towns. As someone below says, why the fuck are they always so loud? The little jungle bunnies we get on the buses down here in London are right fucking divs, really thick bastards, basting their shit music out of their shit phones with their trousers round their fucking ankles showing off their baboon arses to the world. How many of those little perverts have been arrested for public indecency? Fucking none because the pigs are shit scared of being called racist. Vote UKIP,lets start cleaning this mess up.

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    The BumBoy In Residence says:

    Farage follows Cameron as UKIP drops opposition to equal marriage!

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    I know you are not keen on Carney but I feel he is quite correct on the philosophical approach to central banking announced today:

    “…the reductionist vision of a central bank’s role [as being only concerned with] price stability … was fatally flawed [and] that financial stability is as important an objective of macroeconomic policy…”

    Also “The age of informal responsibilities, nods, winks, secrecy and instinct is long past” seems quite right to me.

    Finally, in the interests of transparency, “… the Bank would review the case for releasing transcripts of policy meetings after some years…” must act as a sensible constraint upon those members who may be pursuing views which are more politically inspired than economically so. Sooner rather than later IMO.

    Sorry to jump your point but I would be interested in your views on the issues here, knowing your aversion to the man.

    To your point, P’utin has got what he really wants, a warm water port which is not borrowed but his. However, the temptation to future R-Fed leaders will be huge, especially considering that it is now a rich nation and possibly on the verge of being a superpower again.

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    Everybody says:

    See a doctor.

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    Amongymous says:

    I haven’t got a phobia against poofs, I just fucking hate them.

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    Nigel says:


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    False Flag Party? says:

    Or could it be that UKIP – having been set up to push the Tories harder right – are now going outside their remit?

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    Too many g@ys in too many positions of power says:

    Lefty makey uppey words to enforce conformity of opinions and thought.

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    Diane Fatbott says:

    Why can’t we have more of those lovely immigrants who came over with Windrush? They were the right colour and spoke Jamaican English, not like those Poles etc who are a pasty white colour and don’t speak Jamaican English.

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    Ordinary Joe says:


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    Ordinary Joe says:

    Not if Farage is courting the pink vote.

    Nigel has fucked up and had better return fast to the original UKIP “NO to Same Sex Marriage” policy. otherwise many of the ex-conservatives will walk away from UKIP

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Farage’s fucked up, and better go back to the stated UKIP no to same sex marriage policy asap

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    Anonymous says:

    I swear the dumb political class think it’s 1914 all over again, and all it’ll take is a few bits of propaganda and we’ll all be on the streets cheering and waving Union Jacks.

    Well it aint going to happen.

    If you thought Syria was unpopular, just start your bullshit with Russia and you’ll find out what unpopular really means.

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    Tina Thatcher says:

    Crimea has got a strategically important deep sea port but loads of debt and an antiquated and overmanned economy.

    Its universities are not in the top ten.

    Russia not the EU can bail them out.

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    Vlad, warming up says:

    You are right

    I have just told your Spoonface Cameron that…

    But he also wanted me to promise that the Oligarchs and Russian government would not pull the plug on the Cesspit City of London

    I said we would not pull the plug if he remained a Paper Poodle

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    Different report focuses on different aspects, especially re housing m’arket:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Very dodgy utterances from U leader yatsy – he has uttered the words after the death of one of ‘war crimes’ – yet when the international communi(s)ty commit war crimes [e.g. Blair] it’s not a war crime.

    All the forked-tongues of all the politicians – putin is being given it on a plate.

    As for Vagues ‘rhetoric’ – spare us.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    P’tin is not finished yet.

    Check around a little – particularly with what is going on in Balkan’s.

    That explains my real point above. R-Fed moving 3000 electronic warfare bods to the recently re-opened A’lakurtti base (next to F’inland) and the number of fighter jets to B’elarus being upped to 24 from 15 are other hints at what is going on.

    R-Fed has always been a super power: It has just been resting, and repainted by liberal morons in the West who are most likely useful K’remlin idiots.

    To your point on C’arney:


    Check out the J’effrey D’elisle case from 2012 and the more recent A’ndrey G’orobets case. This should help partly re-frame C’anada and explain some of my aversion ;-)

    To your point:

    C’arney is just a gob on a stick, and it is cute that a C’anadian is speaking on behalf of a UK institution. Nice, but no cigar.

    The scandals from L’IBOR to FX (and the metal rigging – particularly Gold) have brought the entire Western system into complete disrepute.

    Targeting anything other than monetary inflation as a central bank policy never made any sense in the first place. This is a good shot across the bows of the ECB.

    Central Banks should not be interfering in the pricing of anything other than money itself. In that capacity they should only be acting to ensure that there is enough liquidity for the commercial banks and economy to function.

    This will always be political to a degree.

    The only areas that should be made transparent are gold inventories, and re-introducing reporting on macro quantities such as M3, so as folk can figure out how much money is in circulation.

    That allows one to determine if a government is lying about its inflation numbers, and also allows investors to independently confirm the value of currencies.

    The only way to clean up shop is to remove the ‘funny’ money from the system and that means reversing globalisation and barring access to the Western financial system to certain countries.

    Note: R-Fed has USD as a reserve currency in its cross hairs.

    Getting rid of unwanted foreign influences on key UK institutions is what is required, and rebuilding trust and faith in those UK institutions is the way forward. The UK should not need an agent from an untrustworthy corner of the 5-Eye’s to tell us that at our expense.

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    Wee Willie Hague says:

    Don’t touch my Oligarchs

    Laundry London depends on them…

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    vanity fayre says:

    I’m just an ordinary Joe too and I say give the old queens what they want just to keep the fuckers quiet. At the end of the day they’re still just a bunch of sad old queens pretending to be butches and bitches.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    So when was that definition ‘made up’ and who by?

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    Ha ha!

    He is not my Spoonface.

    If your read Podiceps in the small hours of this morning, you will see why he is regarded as superior whilst actually being inferior.

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Speak for yourself.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    Housing market is where inflation has been parked for a long time now.

    That bubble is likely to be popped very soon.

    In any case – if R-Fed is no longer buying gilts, Ch!na is starting to allow firms to go bust, and US is needing to shift back to Cold War footing, then how are current house prices going to be sustained ?

    There is a lot of negative equity out there: People just don’t see it yet.

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    Jack says:

    R Fed and China in joint action could cripple US Dollar

    Just like US financial sanctions on Russia would kill the City of London

    Think about why US banks are keen on “financial sanctions”

    PS It seems to me that the 5 Eyes are looking up their own arsehole at the moment!

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    People at last appear to be standing up against all this filthy homo militant crap and are sick of the politicians being sooo effing politically correct. If one homo shoud be in prison for multiple criminal acts and financial frauds it is Mandlebum – yet he gets away with it time and again – so Who controls his ass – THE EU and those who always ‘hide themselves in the background?

    What does Mandlebum – hold by way of serious info on some in the highest corridors of some palaces?

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    was it something I said? says:

    The Crimean ports are good for fuck all. Great if you want to sail up and down the Black Sea like some Ruritanian Admiral but otherwise good for fuck all. The Royal Navy, the world’s most powerful navy at the time, couldn’t force the Bosphorus 100 years ago. And the same is true today.

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    It use to be the left and Labour that enjoyed rub the Right’s nose in diversity, now we have Guido and CCHQ at it. How things have changed under the party of Dave, I’ll expect more of the same right up until 11pm on the 22 May but it’ll make no difference to the result.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The days of the 5hitty of london being the centre of the worlds money laundering are drawing to a close. That NOT ‘one’ Banker in the UK has been indicted with any criminal charges – speaks VOLUMES as to who’s really running the joint. That the domiciled here banks have ripped off the British Public – for decades and been ‘allowed’ to get away it scot free is fast becoming a very sore point with the people up and down the UK.

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    White House Press Secretary says:

    Since our partner Vladimir spoke in St George’s Hall

    President Obama is playing golf

    President Hollande is on his mobilette visiting his mistress

    Spoonface Cameron is chillaxing with Rebekah

    And Chancellor Merkel is having her broken pelvis massaged

    We are all on message

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    game of thrones says:

    “If your read Podiceps in the small hours of this morning”

    ffs, methinks you may have too much time on your hands mr sausage.

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    You have to hand it to Vlad he’s played a blinder.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Were there any people booked on that flight who ‘by chance missed it’?

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    Chairman of BP says:

    I have just told my agent, Mr Cameron, to be nice to Uncle Vladimir

    Otherwise we will lose 1 million barrels of oil production per day

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    Observer says:


    It’s as though the “West” is run by a bunch of decadent dumb bums

    Difficult to invent such incompetence and hypocrisy

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    Milibands an arse says:

    Not Milliband because he’s an arse

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    Thank you. That is useful. It throws up a difference we hold in opinions about the role of a central bank. You should bear in mind that my banking experience started at the most junior level possible in banking in the mid 1960s.

    The ‘nod and wink’ existed in those days but so did the attachment to a sense of duty. I bring that unashamedly to the modern era.

    One looks at how banks have behaved, L’IBOR is just one of a myriad of quite disgraceful happenings to occur in the industry. None of these things would have happened back in those days. It was only in the 1990s that the lack of ethical approach brought that about.

    It illustrates for me, at least, that those who become senior officers of banks should have to pass some assessment. Who else but to do this than a central bank?

    What is a bank? My old fashioned idea is that it is a place you can deposit your money and be as sure as possible that you can go and get it back any time you please; tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, next decade, in five decades time. You put it there. It is yours. They must look after it for you.

    So the idea that the likes of Fred Goodwin can come along and run a bank, without the background, is just not on.

    If it is on, then I shall not be banking there.

    Agree that the entire Western system into complete disrepute. Therefore how does one otherwise remedy this without paying regard to financial stability? If Gob on a stick says the right thing then we should consider. What did his predecessors have to say on this? King didn’t even want banking supervision back again FFS! Too much like hard work…

    M3 is so ineffable that the Fed doesn’t even bother effing it any more! ;-)

    Are you suggesting that the rate setting should not stand up to public scrutiny? If so, I am surprised at you.

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    Anonymous says:

    I can’t imagine what goes through Putin’s mind when he has to deal with the limp wristed liberal shower of shit we’ve elected (or not) in the UK, EU and the US?

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    Observer says:

    Note for Guido

    Ambassador Charles Crawford has just done pipi in his frock

    This is all too much for wannabe neocons

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    Totally get the flip side of sanctions. Do not see a problem with that.

    The greatest economic harm that can be done to R-Fed is to weaken the Eurozone further. Part of P’tins strategy is based on there being a strong economy to the West – not the US – that he can trade with.

    Long term health of USD: will be interesting to see what happens in LATAM. The recently announced US defence cuts will be doing most harm at present, combined with what appears to be impotence against R-Fed which may increase credibility of the R’ouble.

    As for the 5 – The C’anadian lapses were bad, but the effects of S’nowden are not to be underestimated.

    Problem with the Eyes is that they are spending too much time looking at diversity and social inequality, and not enough time at real interests like foreigners who mean us only harm.

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    MI6 says:

    My sources tell me that President Putin is having dinner with the Patriarch of Moscow this evening

    Speaks volumes

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    Enrichmond on Thames says:

    Shouldn’t that be StPetersborough, Blackieburn and Minerette Hamlets?

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    Can see where you are coming from. But as R-Fed and C’hina bail out of USD (at a deliciously wrong moment, IMO), than their investments need a new home. The Pound and the Euro are benefiting from this (even if they don’t deserve to) and are likely to continue in this fashion for the mid term.

    The Ruskies saving us all from deflation whilst they grab what they want under the guise of democracy. You have to laugh.

    Who are the fools? :-D

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    Ex banker says:

    + 1000

    I was a UK banker if the 1970s

    All of this criminal conduct would have been unimaginable

    I left the UK in 79

    London has become unrecognisable and seems be like Chicago in the 1930s…

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    worker drone 22 says:

    or Coventry.

    Me and my Mrs did an experiment in Cov City centre once where we sat on a bench in the main shopping precinct and timed how long it took until we heard anyone speaking English.

    Seventeen minutes passed before we heard anything we could understand.

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    The Religion of Peace says:

    Well k!ll them then.

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    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    “Politician minding his own business on the underground instead of fiddling, groping, noncing, poncing or raping”

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    let's not forget says:

    The Ukranian ‘leader’ overthrew one that had been elected.
    Washington,Hague and the EU have conveniently forgotten
    that rather important fact.

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    Diane Abbott says:

    I wish I could travel by tube but the doors don’t open wide enough.

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    Nick Clegg says:

    He is the kind of guy I could have a pint with down at the pub.

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    So long says:

    Can’t wait for the Scots to be independent.
    Not long left for Salmond to create a new currency,
    negotiate their EU entry,sort out their benefit,health,
    education systems and arrange their own state broadcaster.

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    Milliband says:

    I don’t like pints.

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    Anonymous says:

    The writing has been on the wall for a long time.

    The French have been referring to Britain as “Britainistan” for years.

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    Anonymous says:

    You can’t lift a lift a pint you fucking fairy.

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    I have decided to annex my neighbour’s garden. Anyone got any spare Russian soldiers, that are not Russian, going spare?

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    Vlad says:

    Anyone for chess this evening?

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    Galen says:

    Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey.

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    Putin on the Ritz says:

    Check mate !

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    It is in no ones interests for the world to slide into another recession. Everyone has got to used to greed and avarice.

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    A fellow Victorian says:

    If you join everyone else in the 21st century you’ll feel much better.

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    I agree completely.

    But if I were down a mine, I would not want my pit-props to be fashioned from balsa wood, if you follow me.

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    FTFoffff says:

    I suppose you see yourself as some kind of thouroughbred as opposed to in-bred, chav.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    Rate setting / public scrutiny: To a point, but opening up those discussions under the banner of transparency damages the process of decision making. There is a good argument that the move towards transparency in government has damaged that capability there. Too much transparency coerces decision makers to behave more in politically correct ways, rather than acting on their own conviction or arguing unpleasant realities.

    Rate setting used to stand up to public scrutiny at election time. Management of monetary policy is a partly political process.

    The Central bank is different to others. It should fill the roll of lender of last resort, and should also be a major part of the regulatory mechanism – including enforcement – overseeing the junior banks.

    It’s other primary function should be implementing monetary policy: Managing monetary inflation through setting interest rates among other means, is part of that.

    Would be good if banks lasted the course as you desire, but as even recent history in the UK has shown, banks are not immortal. The Central Bank should foster an environment which preserves longevity and prevent the lemmings like Northern Rock from finding the edge of the cliff. ;-)

    Agree with you on M3 – but when the Fed withdrew that measure a lot of economic transparency was lost. The B.O.E. acted similarly before that.

    To be honest, am not keen at all on Governors who first try to tie interest rate policy to unemployment, then shortly after change their mind before then waffling about transparency whilst hiding the fact that they are not considering being economically transparent.

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    FTFoffff says:

    Learn some bleddy languages then.

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    Putin on the Ritz says:

    China and Russia Threaten to Destroy the Dollar

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    Anonymous says:

    I thought only vans could be racist.

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    FTFoffff says:

    Well there is already a substantial number of Israel firsters inside Government and the State.

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    My thinking is that the requirements upon directors of banks and insurers, implemented by DTI in previous decades, were sensible and effective. I had to go though that approval process myself in respect of both industries and had no objections at all.

    They then tore all this up. Madness. As you so rightly say, look at the results…

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    Russell Square says:

    Only other politician I’ve ever seen on the tube in half a century was E-noch Powell. I doubt he would be able to do that now.

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    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    They already have! Look at labours cabinet and their now “English friendly” surnames

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    Another Anonymous says:


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    Blowing Whistles says:

    You and ex banker should stop harking back to bygone days – address the dirty bastards who did take over the banks and never forget – each bank has had an ary of in-house legal shysters – paid shedloads to bat off any and every claim against them / note also the timeline of the freedom to become businesses running for profit given to the legal firms – and thus for the in-house boys “To bury multiple frauds” with their monied might”.

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    Reality says:

    To be fair, if there is one thing chavs are not, it is in-bred.

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    FTFoffff says:

    Hello Shlomo!

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    BBC Kontroller says:

    So it’s come to this – a “libertarian” quoting the Guardian.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Do China and Russia have to destroy the dollar – or is the mismanagement and greed [decades of it] embodied in wall street not destroying it from within because of its refusal to admit that corruption at the top has been the order of the day for far too long?

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    Zerbo-kruit says:

    In which language is “bleddy” a word?

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    FrankFisher says:

    Farage’s policy is more nuanced; clearly designed to create a two tier marriage – civil partnership+, and real marriage. But, even so, this is a mistake – the headlines say UKIP drops opposition to gay marriage, and that’s what people will believe.

    BTW, Nigel isn’t UKIP – it ain’t a one man band and one man does not create policy.

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    Eat my arse says:

    Basic biology really and there’s no such thing as homophobia. It’s another Marxist PC thought crime.

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    A psychiatrist says:

    Please get some help.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Vague and co are more interested in the game of tiddling winkies.

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    Maybe?! says:

    Or either the red or blue team use the missing plane currently stationed on Diego Garcia and then rip a nice dirty bomb as a wag the dog.

    Or red and blue team were tipped off and “re-routed” said plane.

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    Anon says:

    Why not ask your pal?

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    Putin on the Ritz says:

    What a speach I gave earlier today!

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    Anonymous says:

    Engage with them? Do me a favour!

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    Eco-Mong says:

    Reduce your carbon footprint; experience the excitement of going on safari – just catch the Tube from Heathrow into the Capital. Stay off the Heathrow express; that’s for clever people like me,not plebs.

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    Do not see this as saving UK or Europe from anything.

    The R’uskies are saving no one : A very odd notion ;-)

    P’tin’s real objective is getting his E’urasian Union up and running. You can consider that USSR-2 : Suspect that absorbing the EU into this is part of the longer term plan.

    In the short term he requires a viable Western trading bloc – like the EU – to continue supplying goods he cannot produce locally in exchange for resources which he can.

    This aspect of the relationship between R-Fed and EU should explain some of the currently strange dynamic.

    That the EU itself has no credible defensive capability, and is essentially dependent on NATO explains why it is unwilling to exercise its relative position of strength over R-Fed economically.

    The UK / F’rance as nuclear states are in a slightly different position.

    As a major purchaser of R-Fed resources, the Eurozone, particularly G’ermany, has the stronger hand.

    However, that strength is nullified by the fact that R-Fed is an oil producing nuclear armed state with reasonable conventional forces.

    Now, seeing as the US needs to restore its export markets to fix its own balance of payment problems, perhaps it may decide that it is more in its own interests to act as R-Fed’s Western partner.

    A way to get to that goal would be to marginalize further Eurozone productive capital.

    This could also help reduce the US security costs in Europe, something it is unlikely to do whilst there is certain capital in Europe that would be risky to cede to R-Fed.

    Thinking this over a bit one can see that the fools are those who have been unwilling to fund their own security adequately, and who are in denial that the status-quo has fundamentally changed. ;-)

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    My 9:49 pm was addressed to Ex banker.

    @C O (Ξ7d)

    There is a ground shift here. Transparency v the process of decision making is a whole subject in itself. Secrecy has not served us well as witnessed in the recent past. It has simply been a cloak for mischief.

    But the real issue here is the the role of lender of last resort. Put yourself in the position of such lender. Are you going to lend your own precious money to an outfit who has directors without banking experience of at least one economic cycle?

    If you answer yes, I simply will not believe you. I certainly would not!

    Therefore the concepts of “fit and proper person” and other aspects of financial stability must surely be a matter for the regulator.

    Managing monetary inflation is surely important but in no way is the “be all and end all”.

    Now your point on longevity. How come Lloyds Bank could survive for three centuries, not even bat an eyelid at the Wall Street crash, the World Wars etc, but come unstuck in thirteen short years of Labour/Brownian misrule? Answer that!

    The reason why banks have not been immortal is that they have been poorly regulated. Let me correct that: they have not been regulated at all!

    Remember Santayana: Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.

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    Nah says:

    It is indeed obvious, but not to the terminally stupid.

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    Baboon's arse says:

    Too right. He died in 1998.

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    @BW. If we do not return to the standards of bygone days, then we are eternally doomed. You may not like that but you will be posting the same stuff in 100 years if there is no change.

    Do not mistake it as a plea that bygone days were perfect, they were not. But they did not deliver the problems of today.

    Either you learn from experience or you don’t. Ref: Santayana point.

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    Owen Jones,Guest Moderator says:

    Pardon Us

    We discovered an error that is affecting our service.
    Our engineers are working quickly
    to resolve the issue.

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    Hey! Let's try thinking! says:

    Cameron is in favour of the UK staying in the EU.

    If you vote for Cameron, you are saying you support him.

    The more votes Cameron gets, the more he will be able to say people support staying in the EU.

    Ergo, if you are against the EU, the last thing you would ever contemplate is voting for someone who is in favour of the EU.

    Is it really this fucking hard?

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    Jack Ketch says:


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    Baboon's arse says:

    Defence should be fun too.

    For England as well, since Faslane would cost £squillions to rebuild at Canvey Island.

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    Baboon's arse says:

    It actually means “fear of the same”, which is just about as absurd a neologism as you could imagine.

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    Spoonface Cameroon says:

    I’m going on maternity leave, again

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    do me a favour says:

    I don’t know anyone who believes the official EU/US/UK version of what’s happening in Ukraine and Crimea.
    It comes to something when you trust Putin more than your own British representatives.

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    Lord Cardigan says:

    Into the valley of death
    Rode no one.

    tried it before in the Crimea. Was shambles. Total bogsquit uppety cock.
    No need to repeat past farces, sir. No need!

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    Hey! Let's try thinking! says:

    Are you serious?

    The “elected” leader only got there because Putin ordered the poisoning of his opponent, the previous president Viktor Yushchenko.

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    Thought I'd read somewhere says:

    Weren’t four people supposed to have failed to board?

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    cheche says:

    Have you been annexed by Russia yet

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    Mr Owen Jones says:

    Go to bed young man. It’s PE tomorrow and you’ll need your strength. Or the other boys will tease you again when you can’t vault the box.

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    F uc K th EU says:

    We can see that…….you have destroyed, intentionally, the place where we used to meet to speak common sense. Curnt!

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    A very odd notion

    Could not agree more. The only problem is it happens to be true!

    Divestment by R-Fed in USD is assisting GBP and EUR. Fact.

    For the wrong reasons? Maybe, but still a fact.

    Do not disagree with the rest of your analysis save that foreign earnings are now important to USSR2 and that they stand to lose everything they have made if they overplay their hand.

    Having said that, I expect them to overplay their hand. Most do. The question left is by how far they do this. I do not pretend to know the answer here.

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    Mr Masterdon says:

    Some Ming said the plane disappearing was done by the EU to take headlines of Crimea.

    How much of a deluded lunatic would you need to be to even consider such a thing? And to day it on public. And expect sane people to go” ohhh you’re right there! Makes you think don’t it?”

    What a tinfoil hatter.

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    Mr Masterdon says:

    Which proves what?

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    Hey! Let's try thinking! says:

    Medical dictionaries do not define social constructs such as “discrimination”.

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    Angles, Jutes, Saxons, Vikings says:

    Next time it should be Germans + English vs The Rest.

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    Monty says:

    Have you not heard of Lee Rigby, dickhead?

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    Spartacus says:

    go south on the northern line and if white you look like a spot on a domino. just saying . . .

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    Spartacus says:

    didn’t think mohammed (english friendly mo) farrah was in the cabinet

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    Spartacus says:

    join = sell out to the common market like

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    I'm paid by CCHQ and the BBC to smear UKIP says:

    Hi everybody

    We have been working hard on the UKIP smears you will be pleased to know.
    It’s not easy staying up to speed across all the UK newspaper websites and blogs as well as the work the professional PR arm do in placing ‘set pieces’ in the papers and working closely with key opinion formers in Newsnight and Today on R4.

    It’s busy work here I can tell you. The strategic links that common purpose have provided is with have really helped the cross fertilisation of themes and tactics and it’s good to speak with like minded folk in the EU’s operation as well as the BBC’s own in house team.

    Although Lynton is good at the attack dog stuff the more subtle, longer term misinformation programmes have really progressed with the EU and BBC link up.

    Anyway, I’ll keep you posted on our smearing tactics when I can.

    Got to rush and see if the news night team have used the ideas we sent them this morning.


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    Anonymous says:

    Anonymous blue, duller than ever.

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    Nigel Mirage says:

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    was it something I said? says:

    I like Nigel. Fucking legend. But he does dress like a WWII spiv or an on-course bookie.

    Does he wear spats?

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    Anonymous says:

    Can you imagine any of daves self important and privileged Eton Boys ever getting the tube…. Never.

    Keep it real Nige.

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    'Q' at MI5 says:

    Our operator has been recalled for remedial training in covert use of microphone

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    Nigel Evans says:

    I wear SpAds !

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:


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    Farage's caved in to the gay mafia says:

    Tuesday — Same Sex Marriage is O.K. after all.
    Wednesday — HS2 should be built.
    Thursday — forget brnging back Grammar Schools
    Friday — UKIP drops back below LiDums in polls

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    Maximus says:

    Maybe not Canvey Island, Walney Island more sensible. But if Cameron announced that instead of HS2, he might win some Tory votes.

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    Anonymous says:

    This video is typical of the LibDem and Conservative coalition partners.
    This is how they spend their time looking after the interests of this country.

    Cast Iron has lied, and lied and lied, he cannot be trusted to run this country.

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    Cast Iron says:

    So how will this look ?

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    C O (Ξ7d) says:

    The effect on GBP / EUR will be short lived.

    Forcing EUR up is not good for Eurozone exports and benefits USD / CNY more. If the effect of R-Fed was good (over time, not just now), EU would not be economic basket case it currently is.

    For EUR in particular, if U signs the EaP and requires funding that will put a significant dent in Eurozone finances. As it is, U is only a few weeks away from default now.

    Notion that R-Fed has economic concerns at the front of it’s mind – as Europeans seem to – is misplaced.

    The oligarchs in R’ussia are generally apolitical, so are not a major concern to P’tin. He doesn’t exactly need to rely on them for re-election.

    As their main income – 70% – is Oil ~50% and Gas ~20%, and not all of that to Europe, they are insulated.

    The only way to really cause harm economically would be to force oil down. However, if R-Fed actually do drop USD completely and start pricing oil in R’oubles, then things will change quickly.

    US perhaps cannot afford to force oil down (by say releasing some of the strategic reserve) because that is a zero sum game. It would also likely trigger a couple of wars in Afr!ca.

    A big risk for Europe at present is a joint free trade zone being established in U’kraine. That would see B’erlin, hence Europe, relegated to being vassal state of M’oscow.

    Figuring out whether a war would be economically beneficial is another matter.

    As R-Fed are upgrading their ICBM’s at present and have also recently increased their defence budget, it may be the best time for the West to act if it wishes to secure direct access to resources in E’urasia and neutralize the threat to peace clearly posed by M’oscow.

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    Harvey Procter says:

    The point of voting UKIP is to try ti get us of the EU so we can make our own decisions and control our own borders.
    We might then have more important things to think about than gay marriage

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    Anonymous says:

    Who would you rather babysat your kids ?

    Nigel Evans for the Tories.
    Dr0mey and H@rriet H@rman with a P I E affiliation for Labour.
    Mike Handy (I like vulnerable constituents) C0ck for the Lib Dems.

    LibLabCon, all peas in the same pod.

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    Fucking Politicians says:

    Inflation multiplier from 1937 to 2014 is approx. 60 times

    Threepenny piece (introduced in 1937) times 60 equals 180 old pence. Equivalent to 15 shillings, or 75p in 2014

    Therefore the new 12 sided pound coin will be worth only fractionally more than the old brass threepenny bit.

    Sums up the achievements of the LibLabConners nicely.

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    Barry says:

    Chess? I’m not sure I can play that game.

    How about some golf instead? That’s how we do business over here.

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    Stat'n the ble ed'n obvious says:

    By a fecking twat you mean being posh privileged and going to Eton, then ruining this country in one big Eton mess ?

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    Handypara says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Anonymous blue,

    Go tell that to the Russian speakers in Crimea and see how long you last before before you are shot for being a traitor.

    And then please fcuk off.

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    Fishy says:

    Strange. I just said to my lad that I bet some some prat would try to equate the old thrupenny with the new pound.

    And right on cue up pops a Kipper.

    A right thrupenny if you don’t mind me saying.

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    Anonymous says:

    Has anyone in the Govt who went to Eton, ever been on the Tube.

    And if they did, did they buy their own ticket.

    Looks like an ordinary bloke after a day in the city on his way home after work.

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    Just asking says:

    So what’s that in real terms?

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    It's pretty easy says:

    Leaving the EU and regaining control of 80% of the UK’s laws is the primary focus of UKIP.

    Democracy and representation is what we want, the exact opposite of what the EU stands for.

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    "Microsoft Flight Simulator" says:

    Acording to CCTV News on Sky, there’s a shit-load of Chinese Naval ships heading for the Bay of Bengal….

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    Anonymous says:

    Labour to P I E is what H@rriet H@rmN is to Labour.

    Members and affiliates.

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    Dodgy D. Laws says:

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    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

    Have you changed your mind on same sex marriage now Nigel’s done a U-turn ?

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    Anonymous says:

    Maybe you would prefer to listen to the coalition government promote the religion of peace as our future leaders ?

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    The 'smears' don't work.... says:

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    X-Plane says:

    They are wasting their fuel then…

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    The 'smears' don't work.... says:

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    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    and saying people shouldn’t be allowed to chose the means by which they exit this mortal realm.

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    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    They’ve got the whip hand now.

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    C O (Ξ7e) says:

    The lender of last resort – central bank – is authorized to issue currency. It creates the money that is released into the system, and also can take it out. This is how monetary inflation is managed.

    As lender of last resort it has an obligation to lend to a bank in trouble within reason: Reason being to maintain stability of the system.

    As for regulation: It was government which changed that arrangement, not the B.O.E. The B.O.E. was not entirely happy with the change at the time, and the government responsible was voted back into office, twice.

    Secrecy has served well up until we were told it hadn’t, and transparency was introduced. From that point things have got very bad.

    Lloyds came unstuck because there was political pressure placed on it to merge with B’ank of S’cotland. That was not recommended or desired at the time, was partly as a result of EU dictat, and pushed by the complete lunatic G’ordon B’rown.

    The B.O.E. had no say in that matter as it’s wings had been clipped shortly after said lunatic came into office and created the MPC for transparency, and also to remove rate setting responsibility from the Treasury.

    It looks like there were some changes on the MPC today also:

    So – An E’gyptian W’oman (check at least two PC boxes) assigned at a time there is concern about lack of women in public office, and a GS bod to work as C’arney’s deputy.

    This on a totally un-political MPC, and a totally un-political B.O.E.

    The banks have been very well regulated: The problem is that none of those regulations (or even large parts of the criminal code) have been enforced.

    Winding the B.O.E. back to where it was pre 1997 would help fix a lot of this. That would place monetary policy where it should be – with the Treasury, restore regulation and enforcement to what it should be and restore the reporting of economic data to a state where important measures like inflation can be independently verified.

    Banks can and do get into trouble. Usually in the UK this is handled cleanly. It will happen irrespective of regulation, but regulation and enforcement are put in place to ensure the banks minimize their risk and trade responsibly.

    Under Labour there was essentially no regulation, and an encouragement to engage in overtly criminal activity for direct personal gain. Worst still, that attitude became socialized and accepted within large parts of UK society generally.

    Santayana is relevant:


    Looking at what Labour did, it seems that the lesson from then relating to lax regulation of lenders was completely forgotten.

    Seeing as the Government had removed such responsibility from the Central Bank, the B.O.E. cannot be itself held to account, as their mandate was set by Labour to ensure that CPI remained at 2% irrespective of future costs.

  254. 254
    Taste your own medicine says:

    Won’t it be great when a mussie wins in Di@nne Fatbots seat.

    The mussies will rub Dianne’s nose in her traditional rice’n’peas and steal her kids iPhone and make her eat h@lal Kentucky fried chicken.

    And who can blame them, because mussie mums will go to the wall for their 6 kids, and then take them to a back street doctor for FGM and let them marry at 10 yrs old.

    I can’t wait for the enrichment for Dianne.

  255. 255
    Anonymous says:

    Even the Arabs call it Londonistan

  256. 256
    Rolf Harris and Labour says:

  257. 257
    Lib crap at work pretending he can think says:

    We already pay over the odds for the weekly/fortnightly bin collection and his expenses, time we stopped paying for one or the other, I hope in 2015 his constituents make a decision and dump the overpaid nasty piece of work.

  258. 258
    Handypara says:

    Just those? Not concerned about the Asians, particularly from the Indian subcontinent and China; South Americans, coming in through Portugal, Spain and France; Bulgarians and Romanians; and illegals from Ukraine, Moldova Belarus, Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Albania, etc?

  259. 259
    scunner says:

    Minister rules out EU referendum!

    But in one of the most eye-catching statements of the evening, [Alistair] Carmichael said, to gasps of surprise among the audience:

    ‘There is no question of there being a referendum. There is no mechanism for the Conservatives to deliver a referendum 2017. That is the hard political fact.’“


  260. 260
    UKIP Turns GAY says:

    Nigel Farage says Ukip would strip traditional Christian wedding ceremonies of their legal status and keep same sex marriage

    Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has said that the traditional Christian wedding ceremony should be stripped of its legal status.

    Mr Farage suggested that couples who want to wed in church should have to undertake two ceremonies, one recognised by the state and one a religious ceremony.

    He also said he would not abolish same-sex marriage, despite having campaigned forcefully against the bill before it came into law.

    His call for French-style reforms of the marriage system came after similar proposals by Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat justice minister.

    In an interview with PinkNews Mr Farage urged gay, lesbian and trangender people to join his party.

  261. 261
    A common held vs says:

    The sooner Cameron fcuks off to his father in laws farm so he can count the £500,000 a year in rent he receives for it the better.

    History will not be kind to spoon face, he is weak and ineffectual, and intensely disliked by everybody who didn’t goto Eton.

    They will compare the size of Camerons legislative record he left with the “.micro sized p3nis” of his fellow PR friend M@x Cliff ord.

  262. 262
    Kippers are Poofters says:

  263. 263
    A common held view says:

  264. 264
    Anonymous says:

    But the Tories are wet liberals now with a dash of populist socialism.

  265. 265
    LibDems catch up with Mincing Kippers says:

  266. 266
    UKIP to axe Christian weddings and support Homosexual Marriage says:

  267. 267
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is a liar, no one trusts him.

    He is the PM who cried wolf over the EU too many times.

  268. 268
  269. 269
    Anonymous says:

    Why does Scotland need to join the EU ?

    It can just join the EFTA like Norway and Switzerland.

  270. 270
    Disappointed, Shrewsbury says:

    Seems he’s been bought and paid for, sorry Nige we had grand plans for you, it seems you want to play elsewhere, bye.

  271. 271
    Doctor says:


  272. 272
    Fred Phelps says:

    God bless you.

  273. 273

    Am getting m*dd*d again. So will try again in April.

  274. 274
    Bob Crow says:

    Cameron’s a mere amateur.

  275. 275
    Lou Scannon says:

    I’d be very worried if a “Tory” like Cameron was behind me.

  276. 276
    albacore says:

    Farage’s is the only game left in town
    If he wins, in some things, he might let folks down
    But Parliament now is just taking the piss
    Any port in a storm is better than this
    Of course, there’s always that other solution –
    A Fawkes-led, really bloody, revolution

  277. 277
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Roll up! Roll up!
    UKIP smearathon by the LibLabCon/ Bilderberger/Common Purposeoids
    Phase Three starts here!
    No need to hurry. Lots of seats left. The public is staying away in droves!!

  278. 278
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Jerry calls our formerly blessed plot “Monkey Island!

  279. 279

    Thing is with Coventry City Centre is that it is where the university is and there are thousands of foreign students. All contributing £20K a year into the local economy.

    That is what you were listening to – foreign money into the exchequer.

  280. 280
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Perhaps Nige is just pandering to the poofs until he gets elected?

  281. 281
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Now you’re talking!

  282. 282
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Fuck a referendum! I’m voting UKIP. That’s MY fucking referendum!!

  283. 283
    Zero Wing says:

    All your base are (already) belong to us

    (inscrutable face)

  284. 284
    George Sorass says:

    What, did you mean Patriarch Gorbachev ?

    That isn’t fair, it was MY uncle who was the Gauleiter.

  285. 285
    "Ming" Masterdon says:

    It was me, I made it all up,
    it’s a fantasy so unbelievable,
    tha nobody believed it.

    errr. not even me.

  286. 286
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    There he is again, looking really fucking weird!

  287. 287
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Unfunny black man needs publicity shock horror!

  288. 288
    Admiral Pushkinshov says:

    Yet vessels of the Russian 30th Surface Ship Division can pass the Dardanelles without challenge anytime they like, NATO or No NATO.

  289. 289
    George Sorass says:

    With Salmond & Swinney in charge

    Scotland will be bankrupt in a few weeks.
    after I am finished collapsing their banks.

    I will clean up again and Salmond will be
    pusued by angry mobs, like in Ukraine.

    SNP are just children, compared with
    what me and my uncle got up to, when
    he was Gauleiter

  290. 290
    Tumshie MacNeepheid says:

    ah didnae ken that SNP meant
    Snidey Numpties Pisstake, or a
    wudnae hae votid fur them,
    ken pal OK ?

    How wull we tax the oil, if the
    pipe-end is actually in England ?

    Whaurs ma Giro ya twatt Salmond ???

  291. 291
    Tumshie MacNeepheid says:

    Scotland wull hae EF AW if the voatirs
    are aw iz daft iz Salmond “The Hutt”.

    Ah micht hae a daffit name, but ma
    Neep Heid is at least no full o B’$hit.
    Salmond has spent the past three
    years on this pish’ insteed o’ far far
    mair important things.

  292. 292
    There - fixed it for you. says:

    … can’t vault the box boy.

  293. 293
    Tumshie MacNeepheid says:

    Gee-Dough crapping it all the way to the bank !

  294. 294
    Lou Scannon says:


  295. 295
    My other cake is a walnut says:

    I think he’s spending too much time trying to appease the metrosexual meedja.

  296. 296
    Lord Taffy Coppernutt says:

    There’ll be a welcome in the Hillsides

    We’re “All Right” !
    (repeat 3 times & fall in the sea)

  297. 297
    Nigel Far-out says:

    Fine. Don’t annul them. Just don’t allow any more to take place.

  298. 298
    Everyone's a critic says:

    There is nothing stopping him from investing the huge sums he has earned from the favourable treatment he received at the hands of the BBC on producing and directing productions involving black actors. Whether anyone wants to watch his ‘creative’ output is another matter. Personally, I don’t think I have laughed at anything Lenny Henry has done since he was on Tiswas.

  299. 299
    Laws is a Jerk says:

    The council already charges me for bin collections. It is called council tax.

  300. 300
    Laws is a Jerk says:


  301. 301
    Laws is a Jerk says:

    Nigel Farage’s latest mistake is a disappointment, sure, but one can’t expect perfection in any political leader.

    The important thing is to get us out of the EU. After that the country will be freer to decide what direction it wants to go in.

  302. 302
    Xian says:

    Silly, Nigel. Very silly.

  303. 303
    God says:

    If Nigel wants to piss off millions of people he’s going the right way about it.

    For any politician to tell Christians that he does not consider their marriages should be considered legal is fucking idiotic.

  304. 304
    People get killed for less says:

    \What God has joined together, let no man put asunder’

  305. 305
    Gerry Myers says:

    The “Conservatives”, Labour and the LibDems have all proved themselves to be a bunch of perverts with morals that would make an alleycat looks like a saint.
    By their criminality they have forfeited any right to govern this country.
    To hell with the lot of them.

    Vote UKIP.

  306. 306
    was it something I said? says:

    Yeah. What the fuck is he talking about?

  307. 307
    was it something I said? says:

    wingsoverFuckingScotland? Isn’t that where Little Scotlanders go to convince themselves they’ll get a 100% ‘YES’ vote? It’s like The Grauniad for Labour.

  308. 308
    JH-230912384590231-F says:

    He’s the toast of the theatre world now apparently.

    Amusing that this man seems to be the living conduit through which middle class lefties – who would not dream of living in one of the enriched areas they think are so good for everyone else – convince themselves that they are not nasty wacists, by applauding his works a little too loudly.

    Nice work if you can get it.

  309. 309
    Chuck Yeager's Air Combat says:

    People below 50 today have never lived through a time where there was a real chance of a non-proxy war with major powers.

    Interesting times.

  310. 310
    Guido is a Jeremy Hunt says:

    Let me guess Guido…. Your paymaster Mr Murdoch has told you to smear UKIP, and so having clipped your heels you’re “only following orders”.
    Please stop doing Lab/Con/Lib bidding and listen to the public on this one.

  311. 311
    Guido is a Jeremy Hunt says:


  312. 312
    domino says:

    Written like a true UAF troll.

  313. 313
    domino says:

    addressed to white flight..

  314. 314
    Neocon is a stupid word. says:

    After the clarification that Nigel Farage didn’t make any statement and that the Telegraph and Guardian are all in it together, how stupid do the Establishment quislings feel today ???

  315. 315
    Pete from Pretoria says:

    You meant ill-bred?

  316. 316
    Pete from Pretoria says:

    Arabic. It means ‘my country’.

    Most Arabs I know speak far better English than many locals from the regions.

  317. 317
    Brummie says:

    Try anywhere in the West Midlands…
    the whole place is starting to smell like a shite-hole

    Blaming the ‘farmers’ in south staffs, when everyone knows ’tis the drains.

  318. 318
    Anonymous says:

    Oh Dear the LIBLABCON are now in total panic mode over UKIP. They are dragging up any old distorted bollox that they think will smear Farage and UKIP. Well They do not appear to have anyone who is on trial for homosexual advances and do not appear to have any MPs awaiting private prosecution for sexual advances against a constituant.
    So I suppose they will become even more popular

    Vote UKIP

  319. 319
    Drew Peacock says:

    Well I have posted a couple of vidios today on here showing Cameron lying about a referendum and Guido has Modid them so you can’t see what a twat Cameron is

  320. 320

    Schrödinger’s cat

  321. 321
    Truthteller says:

    Too right, this country has gone to the dogs. Thanks you liblabcon, f-wits.

  322. 322
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Do you mean from the likes of Roy Meadows [MSbP exposed as a fraud], Raj Persaud [bbc celeb quack], David Southall [Quack acolyte], Mel Tegwyn Williams [Quack acolyte] and all their acolyte friends out there in Snake Oil Salesman land?

  323. 323
    Kevin Bollox says:

    He is sitting next to a black woman and I suspect that he is probably suffering because she has strong BO and is eating a big Mac

  324. 324
    Russell Square says:

    So? With those hypnotic eyes, dark suit, cravat, tie-pin and black homburg, he didn’t just have ‘something of the night’ about him, it was the full Bela Lugosi.

  325. 325
    By the way says:

    When was the present “leader” elected? Supported by the EU and US, he gained power thanks to police-beating, fire-bombing, Nazi thugs. Don’t believe all the anti-Russian disinformation out there in MSM land.

  326. 326
    Anonymous says:

    That would be an, “intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality”. World English Dictionary (Collins)

  327. 327
    Anonymous says:

    Wow, stop the press, UKIP member realises that London is overrun by immigrants….that puts him on par with every other person who has visited London and been taken back by the progress of ethnic cleansing in that hell hole… should of course put pressure on those responsible but no recgonising the evil is worse than committing it ……

  328. 328
    Anonymous says:

    Another prime example of how the far left progressives have won the culture/propaganda wars, now we have so called respectable Tories arguing within the parameters set by the progressives…who is more racist????

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