March 22nd, 2014

Saturday Seven Up

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


  1. 1
    maggie the dog says:



    • 21
      Herman von Rompuy says:

      One Empire!


      • 44
        Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

        Labour, wasting your money so you don’t have to.


        • 56
          Labour remarkably relaxed about mass immigration says:

          Message…….To all those bloody rich pensioners out there…stop spending your own pension money on ocean cruises ..we need to spend it on providing benefits for the “hardworking squeezed middle classes” and for the poor to buy ciggies and booze.


          • Idon'tneednodoctor says:

            …..and tattoos, piercings, etc.


          • curry says:

            mobiles, 40″ LED, Tablet


          • Fat fuck Much says:



          • constituency trainbound says:

            the annuity trap has been resented for a long time … gordon brown’s first
            move to tax pension funds spelt the death knell of the final salary schemes and in turn a whole range of pension and particularly endowment related products were rendered uncompetitive.

            its for certain there will be people who go nuts given the opportunity to bank their pension pots but the freedom to look after your own saved funds is obviously a fair and pragmatic change.

            times long overdue they dealt with inheritance tax.


          • Cinna says:

            Interesting snippet from The Times:

            “Television viewers who fail to pay the licence fee face having their BBC channels blocked under plans being considered by ministers.
            The radical move, at a crucial time in negotiations over the corporation’s royal charter and public funding, is seen as an answer to growing concerns at the potential for evading the annual charge”.

            They can block me as soon as they wish!


          • PhD says:

            Where can I get the application form to apply to be blocked? I dot trust the bastards not to stop the service after I stop paying


          • SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            It is strange the annuity trap lasted for so long without a legal challenge from somewhere !


          • RightwinggitRedux says:

            Bring it.


          • constituency trainbound says:

            its been possible for a long time to appoint your own pension trustee but that is still not the same as being able to exactly what you would like to do with your own money.

            everyone would say nice problem to have if you have a lot of money but the reality of looking after even modest savings is a quagmire and making it last a lifetime takes a degree in understanding gobbdeygook and eyes in the back of your head to hang on to it.


    • 38
      I Agree with Putin says:

      Fuck the EU.


      • 63
        Myfanwy says:

        Puty ain’t worried, it’s the EU should be worried he’s got the gas, the coal, rare earth minerals, gold, and in theory at least the land for large scale agriculture, not over populated, the same is the case of the USA that is why they are being so bullish. Each country in the EU has different interests and cross dependencies with Russia, note how Dave says Russian financial activities in the City will not be affected because it would hurt the City.


        • 75
          Spoonface Cameron says:

          Of course

          I am owned by bankers and oligarchs

          Like my hero the War Envoy Tony Blair

          The crooks in the Cesspit City are untouchable

          How do you think we finance our Parties?

          Just ask Lord Cashpoint Levy and Lord Cheap Bung Feldman

          And how do you think we become filthy rich like Mandelson of Moscow?


        • 77
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          Russia needs to open up and exploit the vast mineral wealth of Siberia and get rich off supplying it to the ever expanding and resource hungry China and Asian market.

          Russia & China also need to expand their sphere of influence in the Pacific by building up their naval & airforce power and going on joint manoevers.


          • Pacific Islander says:

            Kindly do one and fuck off. Thanks

            This has been a public service message.


          • Chinese President says:

            We understood all of this some time ago

            We already do joint military execrises

            And we are about to sign the biggest oil and gas deal in history

            The Russians will no longer need the European market as from 2018

            Look it up on Reuters


          • Spongebarry Nobrain says:

            Reuters is a Chinese propaganda machine;


        • 105
          Lord Stansted says:

          We sometimes forget that Russian people are very used to hardship. They withstood the might of the waffen-SS — and Stalin. They’ll be able to out-last anything the EUSSR could throw at them. The EUSSR on the other hand, is too used to an easy life – they are certainly too used to warm houses.


          • The EU is steadily moving to Communism says:

            When I went to Romania not long after it left the USSR, the folk there were mighty pissed off as they used to get their flats heated for free under communism. Now they had to pay or rather could not pay for the gas and all the local communist officials had put on local council official hats. In central government the communist leaders had become government officials and I dare say are now living the life of Riley in Brussels.

            They were though mightily relieved that the police no longer raided homes at 4 in the morning to arrest people grassed up by their neighbours. And it does worry me that dawn raids in the UK are now the norm even for very minor crimes that never even used to be crimes.


          • The World's most trusted broadcaster says:

            Anyone without a TV licence will be arrested at 4am and put into Labour Camps for 20 years.


    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      Morning girly boys.
      Fawkes is that picture of that old old fella with the body of a very muscular twenty something year old fella how you would like to look? Just imagine walking into a Conservative womens meeting with a body like that, all that posh totty, you would be mobbed without saying anything, and you’d be leader of the Cons.


    • 53
      One World, One Government, One Big Pile of Shit says:


  2. 2
    Red Ed says:

    Well Guido you column blog or whatever seems to be dwindling what’s happening?.


    • 4
      maggie the dog says:

      Some of us are on our third coffee with a piss poor head


    • 7
      The 'upper class' tweet of the year in no. 10 says:

      The shirt-lifters are in charge now.


      • 10
        Dave the Gay Loving P.M. says:

        How many days to go now before I get to congratulate the first bumsex marriage participants? Can’t wait for this celebration of my biggest achievement on prime time telly.


        • 28
          Spongebarry Nobrain says:

          Hey, you scummy Russian troll; You have crossed the RED line there Buddy.

          I am Spongebarry and you will be sanctioned!


          • Spongebob Squarepants says:

            Hey, twerp, get off my parish.


          • Spongebarry Nobrain says:

            Your parish?

            The whole world belngs to the exceptional American nation!

            God hinself gave us this country and the diviune right to control all others and that includes your stupid pineapple!


        • 133
          Dave - the pervert's friend says:

          Perfect timing as ever from Cameron.

          Just before the local and Euro elections the media will be full of mincing arsebandits taking each other up the aisle, reminding everyone of Cameron’s greatest/only triumph in four years of “power”.


    • 19
      Dr Frankenfreud says:

      He’s following a formula. All the good stories are being sold elsewhere. If I were a surgeon I’d say his heart’s just not in it.


    • 47
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Probably coz B­illy no longer visits.


      • 76
        Myfanwy says:

        M, he does very occasionally, he was Guido’s connection with Pink News (least said), apart form the constant “first” and rambling on about cricket, he was always polite in his comments. Geedes lost a character there.


        • 146
          M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

          He was hounded out by the tat character who then turned his attention to SC when B­il­ly left.


    • 66
      PMT time says:

      RED Ed ,That time of the month already, the days fly by, seems you a bit short text on Gs doom laden blog this morning, are you feeling ok, just to remind you, your not forced to visit this blog, so why do you think your moaning will do any damage.


  3. 3
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    It’s this namby pamby, multi culti, airy fairy rose tinted spectacle left wing appeasing attitude that has allowed Female Genital Mutilation to become an issue.


  4. 6
    Breaking News - brought to you by Samson HD says:

    Ashton : I’ll sort Crimea with my Ass’s jawbone.


    • 8
      The ConLibbers are real hard men says:

      You’re too late. Willybum has already got it sorted. Vladimir is quaking in his boots.


      • 31
        Spongebarry Nobrain says:

        I have the support of the vast majority of the European peoples.

        You only have to read the blogs to see that.


      • 83
        Myfanwy says:

        Can you just picture Our Willie and putin standuing like a boyars facing each other with their great Great Knouts, legs a kimbo, just waiting for the other to strike first.


  5. 14
    George Galloway,Guest Moderator says:

    Due to essential maintenance work being carried on Saturday 22nd March 2014, right wing political bloggers may experience intermittent access problems between 8:00am and 11:00am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.


    • 71
      Lord Mandlebum of Boys says:

      >intermittent access problems

      Do expatiate, dearest.


    • 84
      The Stasi NSA says:

      This is pure disinformation

      We will ensure permanent service so as to steal all your personal and business secrets


  6. 15
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    No beer & bingo at The Westminster Arms last night, couldn’t figure the rules, so settled for a gallon of chateau neuf de pape instead, what’s beer?


  7. 16
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    I’ve been posting ‘selfies’ to Rate My Poo.


  8. 17
    Peter Tapsell says:

    Whatever happened to Opal Fruits and Spangles?


  9. 30
    Garfield says:

    Rejoice and praise the lord etc,etc, It’s UN Anti-racism day.


  10. 32
    Spongebarry Nobrain says:

    Idiots ask me how I will get all that military hardware out of Afganistan when we withdraw next year.

    They say that Putin might not let us use Russian territory.

    Fuck me, just look at a map, we will go out through Pakistan or Iran!

    What a bunch of shortsighted commy ass lickers these people are.


  11. 33
    Minky Tink says:

    Well done to the BBC for raising £51 million for Sport Aid.


    • 86
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      Waste £100 million, raise £51 million. The BBC use labour’s financial thinking.
      But surely the people who made the donations raised £51 million, thanks to the license fee payer, not the BBC.


  12. 34
    Spongebarry Nobrain says:

    Idiots ask me how I will get all that military hardware out of Aistan when we withdraw next year.

    They say that Putin might not let us use Russian territory.

    Fuck me, just look at a map, we will go out through Stakipan or go South

    What a bunch of shortsighted commy ass lickers these people are.


    • 40

      They will have to destroy most of it on the ground unless they wish to make present of it to muslim terrorists , I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be the last man waiting to board the plane at Kabul.


      • 88
        Taliban commander says:

        We will have a highly equipped army

        We already have superb weaponry thanks to all the Afghan defectors

        NATO never understood that we are all Pashtuns, you know

        But we do thank Western peoples for so generously equipping us

        And, in the future, jail your own neocons

        They are a danger to the world


      • 195
        Spongebarry Nobrain says:

        Call yourself a strategist Size 14?

        We will go directly east through Persia;

        No problemo!

        WW3 that you can believe in!


    • 41
      Dave from Witney says:

      What ho ! Mission Accomplished and all the lads will be able to get back home in time for the annual whippet racing and a quick game of bingo.. as you were….carry on.


  13. 42
    Congratulations Guido says:

    You are now an official Facebook tart.


  14. 43
    Fishy says:

    I see that the BBC have Rachel Reevezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz all over their airwaves telling us what a good idea it was for Labour to liberalise the pensions market and that people will no longer have to have an annuity


    • 52
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

      Poor Rachel comes over as a bit thick and dopey. Come to think of it so do the whole Labour shower.


      • 70
        bergen says:

        I’ve yet to hear anyone on the bbc ask her why she never noticed that Halifax were insolvent whilst she was an economist there.

        Somehow I won’t have much confidence in her if she ever takes office at the Treasury.


        • 118
          Rachel R, crying, says:

          All this is true

          I was totally incompeten, a bit bent but remained rational

          Don’t forget that the current Shadow Chancellor, my boss, is a real swivel eyed luny tune

          I am trying desperatly to stop him from doing a Gordon Brown

          I fear next time around, Britain will actually just sink under a tsunami od debt and uncontrolled spending

          Ed Balls = Weimar Republic Britain


      • 160
        constituency trainbound says:

        she comes over as an ascerbic minger well versed in the ‘yvette clare short harman’ school of sneer .. but working for ed balls says it all


  15. 45
    Come the revolution...You are Second says:


    • 58
      That'll fuck him says:

      I won my last death pool prediction game. I think I’ll try Herman this time now I’m on a hot streak.


    • 59
      koba says:

      When it is settled that CAGW is a not true, will crooks like him repay us for the green taxes extorted from us?


      • 67
        Reply with a reasonable Question says:

        No. Because their cop-out line is even if we were wrong it was good for the environment anyway, which they know is difficult to argue against. Much like their being no WMD in Iraq when they ask is the world a better place without Saddam.


    • 61
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      is that map drawn before or after replacing Russian gas ?


    • 170
      constituency trainbound says:

      kicked off into the long grass that should read


  16. 51
    The Federalists are Advancing. says:

    You See this is what it is all about. The Grand scheme is for all European states to rely on each other for energy which will make every state unwilling to break away from the Union.


    • 62
      That'll fuck him says:

      You’re in the death pool too


    • 64
      koba says:

      Him, too.


    • 68
      Axe The Tely Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      The French aren’t daft, they get 80% of their electricity from nuclear power.


      • 82
        the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

        where do they get their uranium from ?


        • 91
          Idon'tneednodoctor says:

          A small shop on the Rue Nuclear in Paris.


        • 92
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          Not from the rest of the EU.

          Australia & Canada have 40% of world reserves between them. So no ruskies or raghead nutters for the French to worry about.


          • A peasant passing through... says:

            The French may have to worry about their raghead nutters for different reasons. They were all out on the rampage (again) a few nights ago. Be a shame to see Paris burned to the ground.


        • 104
          The EU Puppet Government in Kiev says:

          Chernobyl has a lot of Uranium just lying around.


    • 79
      Crushing democracy from Ireland to the Ukraine says:

      Deliberate subversion of national sovereignty right across western Europe, all to bring about a post-democratic, post European state no one ever voted for.

      Great innit!

      Wonder whose vested interests that all serves.


    • 99
      Centrica CEO says:

      Hey Barroso

      You are about 10 years too late

      We have just signed our first 3 year contract for Russian gas

      North Sea production falling, you see

      We can’t have the fucking lights going out in Britain

      Get real, you jackass


    • 358
      (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

      Shut the fuck up, you fat fuck!


  17. 101
    Garfield says:

    “Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city’s residents opt to form a new independent state”

    You have got to admit this could be a game changer.


    • 108
      Free Kernow says:

      Proper Job. Passports at the Tamar next my handsome


    • 109
      Citizen of Glasgee says:

      What about us Jockies?

      Can Glasgow declare UDI.?


    • 111
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Venice is doing a very slow version of the Titanic.


      • 126
        2 Nations says:

        I lived in Bologna for a few years in the eighties, generally, a very pleasant and wealthy city. One thing I noticed was their almost complete hatred of Southerners, especially Neopolitans. You could see them on the streets, often begging. They resembled peasant refugees in a WW2 film.


        • 167
          Podiceps says:

          This has all part of a larger trend. The Lega Nord, league of the north, has been trying to split Italy into a productive north and useless south since 1991. At the 2010 regional elections it was the largest party in Veneto, the second largest in Lombardy, and the third largest in Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria.


      • 130
        The Italian Environment Agency says:

        Venice is proof of Global Warming.


    • 338
      John Kerry says:

      Are they going to join up with Russia too?


  18. 116
    Peter Bone says:

    Chinese Government finds possible object 22m (72ft) long by 13m (42ft) wide. MH370?

    No. It’s Diane Abbotts’ arse!


  19. 117
    Tony Benn says:

    Capitalism is evil.


  20. 121
    Victoria Nuland, the new Dick Cheney says:


    Assad is winning in Syria

    The Saudis have pulled the plug on our gallant cannibal jihadis

    Iraq is supporting Assad and Iran

    The Russians and Chinese will break our sanctions on Iran

    IYsrael has become an ethic cleansing pariah state

    I think we must think of using a few tactical nukes as our friend and funder Adelson recommends

    That will teach them all a lesson

    And don’t forget

    We are the exceptional, chosen people, above the law as usual


  21. 122
    PIE says:

    Harriet Harman is a fart in human form.


  22. 123
    David Cameron says:

    I was shocked last night when Samantha suggested I suffer from a weak bladder and dyslexia.

    I nearly laughed myself pissing.


  23. 125
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Don’tmiss a little snippet at the right side bottom of page 95 D Mail – of Hewitt stepping down from the BT Boardroom.

    They don’t mention however that she of course was part of the sop – that was foisted upon the public as ‘corporate governance’ [The Higgs report]. It was a LofBx with no teeth – to allow the corruption to continue in the city of laundering.


    • 127
      City of London Banker says:

      Corrporate governance?!

      We broke every law in the land

      Took our massive bonuses

      Got bailed out by you and other generous taxpayers

      Got away with it all, scot free

      And we continue the pillaging

      We are above the law, you see


    • 128
      City of London Banker says:

      PS and our shareholders pay the fines

      Fuck them for a laugh


  24. 129
    Tony Benn says:

    I did so much in my life. I wrote diaries, I made speeches, I wrote diaries, I made some more speeches, I wrote some more diaries, I made further speeches, and I also wrote some further diaries. Not for nothing am I called an icon.


  25. 134
    Bono Bo says:

    I can’t believe some people get £300 000+ pensions, unless they are ex-bankers who have bust the world. To go around bragging at how much they get and then talk about blowing it on lumps of fast over-priced metal while most people can’t even afford heat their ruddy homes and eat is disgraceful.

    Also, aren’t we paying over-priced electricity and gas because their bloody Lamborghini pension plans are in our private utility company profit things?

    Nationalise them, and stuff their Lamborghinis where the sun doesn’t shine


    • 137
      just asking says:

      Another contentious issue…why should any persons earning a joint annual salary of £300,000 even be considered eligible for the Coalition’s idea of helping with child care. In my view the figure should be nearer £60,000 per year and that’s being generous. If you choose to have children and then decide to return to work then that’s at your expense at that level of salary not mine and other taxpayers


      • 183
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        A more contentious issue why should anybody get taxpayers money to pay child care !


    • 154
      A Lawyer says:

      You just don’t get the idea of pro bono, do you Bono?


    • 181
      do one... says:

      the great unwashed and wealth don’t mesh so they’re unlikely to have the worry of looking after their pension pots … they can always use them to piss in of course


  26. 136
    Harriet Harmschildren says:

    Kids love pie! Jack loves pie with chocolate sauce. As our son would say, it’s mega lolz.


  27. 138
    Is she ill? says:


  28. 141
    Grant Shapps says:

    Seems Owen Jones doesn’t need to go to Venezuela to see effect of policies he favours he can just go to Wales…


  29. 147
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    98% owned or controlled by 2%. That’s what people need to understand about why there isn’t enough for the poor. Why people are homeless, or suffering deprivations or shortages, living in poverty and being abused .


    • 148
      Right on Moose says:

      This is true. They don’t have poor, homeless and deprived people in China and North Korea. That’s what people need to understand


      • 162
        ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

        This country is undergoing Shock Doctrine. People can’t see it.
        And China and North Korea will both be r@ped for whatever can be got out of them.


        • 174
          Ophelia Cox says:

          Clearly you don’t understand basic economics.

          Given that Richard Branson is not eating more than someone living in a HA flat, and doesn’t live in an HA flat, how can Richard Branson be depriving anybody of anything?

          This is the basic fallacy at the heart of socialism – the belief that somehow rich people with swimming pools trading in picassos are making everybody else poor. Doesn’t work like that at all.

          The reality is as it has always been – people that cannot contribute anything to wider society are always living off the charity of others. It is always going to be difficult to justify giving them as much as someone that works their ass off for society. In fact, it is not socially just to do so – because when people are paying 50% of their earnings in tax they are in practice giving up 50% of their working life to support others, the punishment for not doing so being prison.

          In my opinion the solution to such problems is not socialism – which merely increases the social injustice, but an understanding that the “one-size-fits-all” society cannot work for those with low IQ. We should consider that those with IQ of about 85 cannot function properly in the modern sophisticated civilised world and should be semi-institutionalised, kept in their own carefully monitored and constructed communities away from the rest of us where their petty crime can develop into the full-blown simple tribalism that underlies it.


          • Ex banker says:

            The real problem is not rich versus poor

            But rather crony capitalism which has led to the bankesters and others being bailed out by the taxpaying middle classes

            The recent financial collapse resulted in the biggest state/socialist interventiin EVER

            Capitalism was on its knees

            It is the old problem of real versus crony capitalism

            And the breakdown of the Rule of Law

            The question now is

            Can we ever clean up the City?

            Or has criminality covered up by armies of bent lawyers become endemic?

            Can it ever be controlled?

            I personally think the criminals are now too powerful…


          • Labour...mendacious expedient sociopaths says:

            third para … too harsh … its a fact of life that we need to help those that struggle

            fourth para … too extreme … but the underlying sentiment broadly shared that its wrong that a minority in this country seek to pursue totally outdated socialist dogmas usually based on class or wealth issues


          • Ophelia Cox says:

            Why is it a fact of life that we need to help those that struggle:

            Option A]

            Christian philosophy: Help only those that deserve to be helped.

            Option B]

            Atheist philosophy: We are all just bio-mechanisms. You’ve got one life make the most of it. Don’t waste your time or money helping people you don’t even know. Help yourself.

            I don’t see any philosophical compulsion to simply hand over wads of cash to complete strangers.


          • Labour...mendacious expedient sociopaths says:

            am not referencing the comment in any religious sense whatsoever .. as a civilized developed society we help those that are in most circumstances
            in need.

            paying wads to strangers I presume refers to migrant benefits .. again a two edged sword when we look at the reciprocal EU provisions for uk nationals working in europe


          • Acne Eye Rode says:

            Fatuous idiot response! I suspect that over 99% of UK nationals living in Europe are not dependent on the state they live in for free handouts. Most actually, you know, WORK and look after themselves without 10 million nannies telling them how to spend their own money.

            It is fuckwits like their current President raising tax levels to 70% that is encouraging a whole load of hard working Frenchies to come to live and work in the UK. They are all welcome.

            Now pass the croissants and baguettes svp.


          • Labour...mendacious expedient sociopaths says:

            you mistake my point .. I quite agree its not common but the rights exist


          • Ophelia Cox says:

            I don’t care if you take it as religious or humanist or whatever. I want you to give me a sound philosophical reason why I should pay tax to support people that don’t work and have never worked living in, say, Liverpool?

            Don’t tell me it’s “the civilised thing to do”. We weren’t doing it in 1901 and judging by levels of crime in those days we were far more civilised then than we are now.

            The reality is it has failed. We have created a society that actually encourages people to believe they are free to do whatever the f*ck they like and sod the consequences because some other mug will pick up the pieces. As a result the society we live in today is not civilised at all and is going backwards not forwards.


      • 169
        Blowing Bubbles says:

        How do you know that they don’t have poor, homeless and deprived people in China and North Korea?


      • 268
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        The millions of poor in China and N Korea would take one look at the poor in the UK with their iPhones, Flat screen TVs , fridges, Benefits ,running water , electricity, gas and well stocked supermarkets with open mouthed incredulity that they considered themselves to be poor!


    • 253

      It can’t be because the poor are stupid ?


  30. 161
    Ashton and Ashton says:


    • 166
      P l e b says:

      How or why are people supposed to understand this twaddle?


      • 179
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        The poor man I bet he’d rather kiss Putins arse !


        • 185
          Eagle eyes says:

          I thought he was, until I looked at the picture at least a dozen times.


        • 193
          MI5 says:

          Look him up on wiki

          He is Director of Soros’ “foundation” in Ukraine

          A CIA stooge

          Closely asociated with the Gas Princess, corrupt to the core

          Hewas “appointed” PM on the back of the neo nazi putsch

          His thugs are running around threatening, holding up banks, beating people up

          But the neocon press dont want you to see that

          This is regime change at its worst

          With jooish oligarchs and US diplomats and the CIA organising everything

          Leading criminal imvolved :Victoria Nuland, Dick Cheney’ former assistant

          She should be put before the International Criminal Court like Bush, Cheney and Blair

          Expect another horror story in Ukraine like in Iraq


          • Spongebarry Nobrain says:

            YOU, MI5, will soon be in Guantanamo!


          • Anonymous says:


            I suppose one day that a mainstream reporter wishing to make a name for himself will get the story past his editor. Won’t be the Guardian though as it is against their socialist narrative.


          • Anonymous says:

            + 1000

            But watch out, C O 7 will be along soon to helpfully inform you that it’s all ‘R-Fed’, ‘maskirovka’ and ‘agitprop’ and that we should ignore all evidence to the contrary and duly be pissing ourselves about the threat of reds under the bed. Anyone who questions this Uk’rain madness as you, I and 95% of the public do is of course a Pu’tin stooge don’cha know.


          • Isaac Hunt says:


    • 175
      Independent observer says:

      Ttwo unelected crooks talking about democracy FFS

      The world on its head

      And this will cost us all BILLIONS

      While the Oligarchs who raped Ukraine run around buying up London and bribing all in sight

      Will the British Government ever get serious and honest?

      When will the British Government represent the British People who have to pay for all this madness without ever being asked?


    • 177
      Baroness BoughtandPaidFor says:

      Baroness Ashton will be paid £400,000 by the EU to do nothing
      Baroness Ashton will be entitled to £400,000 at the taxpayer’s expense over three years for doing nothing after finishing her five year term as the European Union’s foreign minister at the end of 2014.

      Research by The Daily Telegraph has established that the Labour peer, who finishes her job as High Representative of foreign affairs in October next year, will be paid £133,500 a year, 55 per cent of her basic salary, until the end of 2017.

      The “transitional allowance” does not require her to do any work at all and she will be paid under reduced rates of EU “community” tax, rather than the standard British rates of taxation for high-income earners.


    • 272
      Weird Orthodontist says:

      I see an opportunity, those Nhs fangs are gross.


    • 284
      Genghiz the kahn says:

      need new beer googles, need new geer boggles…Cathy why don’t you come home with me…you’re my mestest bate..


    • 346
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      The resemblance is uncanny. Be afraid be very afraid!


  31. 164
    Ophelia Cox says:

    I see that the US is desperately trying to divert attention away from the cockpit failure in that Boeing 777. “Oh no, couldn’t possibly be a fire or electrical failure – could only have been a terrorist or a hi-jacking”.

    Far be it from me to suggest that the US are merely covering up for their largest exporter. The Boeing 777 is a “fly-by-wire” aircraft, so a failure in its cockpit electrical systems would render it impossible to fly. We know the Rolls Royce engines were working fine because the plane was still flying for 6 or more hours. We know the airframe was intact – so no bomb went off. We know the pilots tried to return the plane to Kuala Lumpur. But after that nobody at all was in control of the plane. It just flew by itself for hours until it ran out of fuel and fell into the sea. The debris that has been spotted is exactly 6 hours flight away from Kuala Lumpur 180degrees in the opposite direction to the original Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flightpath. Why would a hijacker take a plane across the Indian Ocean and crash it into the sea 1000’s of miles from nowhere? Why would a suicidal pilot crash the plane 1000’s of miles from anywhere and why would the co-pilot let him? No, it is simply a failure of yet another Boeing aircraft. The pilots did their best to save the situation but either were incapacitated or the plane itself was incapacitated.

    Fact is that the US doesn’t want this plane found. They want it to sink with its dirty little secret. The US has a big airbase at Diego Garcia and plenty of long-range aircraft that could be scouring the area for wreckage. They have given just one aircraft to the search. They know if the search carries on long enough the batteries in the black box recorder will die and then the plane will never be found. The US probably knows exactly where the plane is. They don’t want this coming back on Boeing. Do a little research on Boeing and you’ll find out just how corrupt it is and how many links it has into the US government.

    One more thing. Don’t ever fly to Kuala Lumpur. It seems if an unmarked Boeing 777 flies through their airspace right over their main airport they won’t even notice it. You do have to wonder what their air-traffic controllers are like.

    I’m going to be flying Airbus only from now on.


    • 176

      Another mad arsed conspiracy theory!


      • 180
        Blowing Bubbles says:

        Sounds plausible to me…but then I’m just a chartered electronics engineer.

        What do you do?


        • 189
          SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

          I am not saying a fire is not feasible , but as these things fly around the world often crammed full of US citizens, and over US air space ,the idea of a Boeng cover up is preposterous .


          • Ophelia Cox says:

            I’m not saying Boeing knew beforehand that the aircraft would fail. I’m saying that they have a strong suspicion that their aircraft failed. They know their Dreamliner has been plagued with problems and they are having difficulty competing with Airbus.

            So what I’m saying is that senior Boeing executives, on hearing that the aircraft had gone missing, decided that the “aircraft failure” option needed to be ruled out right from the start, and certain American officials were only too happy to comply.

            It’s not a cover up to disguise a specific known fault in the Boeing, it’s more likely to be aimed at protecting Boeing’s already somewhat battered reputation. Beoing executives will be thinking “Nothing’s going to bring these people back from the dead, so why don’t we just cover our own asses?”


          • aerobuffer says:

            fair comment O … is certainly a strange loss at this point in time … whatever the cause the families must be going through hell


          • Ah! at last says:

            Ophelia can tell us what happened to the disappeared m in Portugal.

            Off you go…


        • 190
          yuri says:



      • 204
        A lizard says:

        It’s the sanest theory for a vanishing plane I have read. You are a dick.


    • 201
      MI5 says:

      Airbuses fly by wire as well actually, and they have very similar electronics to Boeing

      Looks more like mad moozie pilots to me …moozies have loose neurons which drive them mad periodically – seems to be genetic

      Don’t fly on moozie airline, I would say (or on El Al – but for other reasons!)


    • 220
      Jack says:

      Actually Airbuses fly by wire also

      And have many electronic parts the same as Boeings

      More likely to be a mad m o o zie pilot, methinks


      • 225
        aerobuffer says:

        clearly the apparent switching off of technical equipment and the deviation from course suggest human intervention in some way but it is still beyond my understanding in the world we live in when those in the know can detect missiles being launched we don’t compel all aircraft to have trackers as a matter of course.

        given that I would still have thought that global satellite tracking data is available to the military complex


        • 237
          Jack says:

          I think you are assuming a lot if you think natiinal radars are actually operational

          In some cases, yes

          But I was recently in Poland with a very experienced Swedish pilot

          Very sensitive area, with Kalinigrad, Lithuania, Poland, Russia etc
          He told me that about half the time when he flies in Cessnas around the region, air traffic control are unaware of his presence until he calls in. He said the controllers are drunk and or asleep a good deal of the time (not just Russian!)and smuggling is rampant…

          Do you really think the Malay, Banglawashi Indian etc controllers are very different?

          Especially since the flight path is pre programmed…

          PS The US military radar operators in Germany were regularly drunk or stoned…


        • 240
          Ophelia Cox says:

          Who says the ACARS system was actually switched off? How do they know that for sure? It could have just failed. They are making assumptions based on the fact it stopped transmitting just after they signed off from Kuala Lumpur, but maybe the pilot was in the process of making other routine adjustments to the flight (which is why the co-pilot was handling the comms) and it was actually one of those adjustments that triggered a latent failure in the aircraft. Just coincidence, in other words.

          It’s this kind of language “switched off” that triggers these terrorist and hi-jack theories. They don’t know for sure it was switched off. Could have just failed.

          The aircraft did deviate from course – but the Thai authorities said it was heading straight back to Kuala Lumpur. Makes sense for the pilots to head back to base if they had a major failure and loss of comms. Carry that line on for 6 hours flying and you end up just where the Chinese and Aussies have found what looks like debris. It’s a fly-by-wire aircraft – so it would kind of fly erratically, sometimes going too high, sometimes too low, sometimes a bit left, then right, but it would still fly by itself as long as the fly-by-wire system was still operational. It wouldn’t need an autopilot or the pilot to fly.

          And yes, I agree that I would certainly expect the US military to have seen the plane – too close to Diego Garcia for comfort.


          • aerobuffer says:

            Its for certain the americans amongst others have a global picture of movements.

            Your scenario makes rational sense


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

            As soon as the Wall Street Journal started spouting all sorts of conspiracy theories over MH370 then it was obvious to any critical thinking person that the plane suffered a critical failure (structural,mechanical or electrical) and that these conspiracy theories were to deflect attention from this and avoid a sudden collapse in Boeing’s share price.

            Anyone with any sense has already dumped their Boeing stock before the call comes out to ground all 777s worldwide. The plane will soon be nicknamed the flying coffin.


        • 321
          Mine d'Boggles says:

          Do you remember the crash in Greece? That plane just did circuits until it lost enough altitude to hit a mountain. It happens.


        • 324
          Isaac Hunt says:

          Missing jet WAS carrying highly flammable lithium batteries: CEO of Malaysian Airlines finally admits to dangerous cargo four days after DENYING IT

          Malaysian Airlines today confirmed that flight MH370 had been carrying highly flammable lithium-ion batteries in its cargo hold, re-igniting speculation that a fire may have caused its disappearance.

          The admission by CEO Ahmad Jauhari comes four days after he denied the aircraft was carrying any dangerous items and nearly two weeks after the plane went missing.

          He said the authorities were investigating the cargo, but did not regard the batteries as hazardous – despite the law dictating they are classed as such -because they were packaged according to safety regulations.


          • who knows says:

            some days ago it was said that the cargo manifest had not been released … there was some suggestion a large quantity of gold was on board


    • 251
      Blowing Whistles says:

      David Miliband / Jack Straw – we don’t do rendition flights to Diego Garcia … do we … ughh well … maybe, possibly … not err …


      • 261
        Dick Cheney, the world's most hated man says:

        You knew damned well about rendition and torture

        And you know we invented the intelligence about WMD

        You are war criminals like me


        • 311
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Are you the known known who actually ordered that the us air force be stood down during that 9 … 11 thingy?


      • 292
        Blowing Whistles says:

        And that Aussie bint Platell (pg 19) says that Alan Johnson is “… a thoroughly decent man …”

        Ughh no actually Bint; he is a despicable, lying, two-faced former Cabinet Minister and Commie union twat and a close confidant of Hewitt’s – both of them out of their DTi days.


    • 336
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      +Infinity to the power infinity.

      Nice to see someone besides myself still has the ability to think critically and see through all the bullshit put out by the media on Boeing’s behalf.

      Sell Boeing shares if you haven’t done so already.


  32. 200
    P l e b says:


  33. 206
    George Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget. I may now be the only person who believes this.


    • 212
      constituency trainbound says:

      probably neither but it will still be a better way of dealing with welfare payments when it does settle down


    • 216
      It can't be Smith says:

      I, as DWP minister, am not responsible for Atos Disability Assessments not being acceptable.


    • 218
      ID Smith says:

      I can not comment on the rumour my family recieve EU payments are over £26,000.


    • 235
      albacore says:

      Ever wonder if Dave and the rest of Parliament
      Live on tick, with every penny they get overspent?
      After all, why worry? When they play at government
      Nobody nags them, there, to pay back a borrowed cent


    • 266
      I droning dummy Smith says:

      Contary to rumours, i will not resign from parliament for misleading the tory party over IRAQ. I had a presentation, by tony in No 10, the thursday before parliament sat to discuss then vote, which told what to do.


  34. 210
    Mecca says:


  35. 217
    Andre Marriner says:

    They all look the same to me…


    • 289
      A peasant passing through... says:

      It was the half blind linesmen (whom they always seem to appoint to the Bridge for important matches) wot dunnit. Marriner should be relegated to Division 4 for the rest of the season.


  36. 219
    constituency trainbound says:

    the constant need to reassess recipients for each aspect of payment is so ludicrously expensive the whole system needed to be extensively overhauled – that will never be an easy process and at the margins no doubt reveal a range of problems in implementation but pragmatically it makes complete sense.


  37. 223
    Grant Crapps says:

    I organised a friendly footie match today against Lord Cashpoint’s team

    To keep it in the family

    I scored an own goal, as usual


  38. 226
    Andre Marriner says:

    Ref: “Gibbs, you’re off!”
    Ox: “But ref, it was me!”
    Ref: “Shut up Walcott, get on with the game”


  39. 233
    Sergei Lavrov says:

    Sanctions are a deadend

    Or are you all stoned out of your boxes?


  40. 239
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Abducted by aliens, I’m talking about politicians of course, not flight MH370.


  41. 242
    Jose Maurinho says:

    I am pissing on Wenger’s parade!

    Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.


  42. 245
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP


    • 291
      Not a LibLabCon arse sucker says:

      Here’s that lying piece of shit again,

      Oi, knob-face, your not funded by the EU, so why do you say you are?

      S’pose you’d be OK lying that your mother wasn’t a shitcnut, wouldn’t you?


  43. 248
    Is it a plane? says:

    They must now know it’s the plane. I thought satellites were capable of identifying Diane Abbott from space FFS!


  44. 254
    The Great British Public says:

    We do not want another war created by war criminal neocons

    We have been lied to enough

    Stop this Ukrainian madness

    Make peace and find a reasonable compromise in Ukraine

    And seize the assets of the Ukrainian billionaires who have raped the country and give the moey back to the Ukrainian People


  45. 256
    Finkelstein and Aaranovitch, the ugly twins says:

    We think NATO should bomb Crimea

    We are neocon warmongers


    • 260
      Weird Eagles Bared says:

      Have you boys not been to the rabb! today yet?


    • 270
      Can you spot the trend? says:

      Ashton: EU opposes Israel boycotts

      EU’s foreign policy chief reiterates offer of ‘unprecedented’ support for Israel, Palestinians if they reach a peace deal.

      It’s called tacit approval of the settlements. State a policy position based on equality but then do nothing to support the statement. Judge them only by their actions and not their words.


      • 277
        Independent observer says:

        The EU condones the ethnic cleansing of the Occupied Territories

        A crime against humanity

        And therby discredit themselves forever

        The EU is openly approving fascism in Ysrael

        The day of reckoning will come


        • 281
          Garfield says:

          Suggest you take you meds and try reading a bit of history. Stick your muzzie loving ass in the air and pray to Allan.


          • John The Baptist says:

            A bit harsh Garfield but you get these bellends on a lot of blogs, they go from blog to blog spouting their crap. Still you must realise the chances are they have mental health problems.


        • 282
          SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

          What about the ethnic cleansing in Tower Hamlets and Birmingham etc.


  46. 258
    Weird Eagles Bared says:

    Ed has said we need more grunt and grind on the front bench so we are bringing the dikes in for next week, should be fun if the heating is up.


  47. 273
    the Great British Public says:

    We do not want another war created by our lying politicians and media


    • 280
      local wind says:

      war ?


    • 286
      Dave says:

      How about if it is created by the banks and armaments industry?


      • 294
        Blowing Whistles says:

        If it happens The politicians are going to be leading it from the front this time round and not ‘misordering pawns to their deaths’. [AG Goldsmith caved in to Bliar and the bankers and lobbyists and buisnessmen oh and Rupes manipulations]


      • 297
        Tony says:

        business as usual


        • 308
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Wasn’t it the last poop but one (with his own dodgy roots) who ‘welcomed you’ into the money grubbing side of the cafolic church?


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  49. 293
    Putin on the Ritz says:


  50. 295
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Privately – Eye have some excellent pieces in this week inc the pee take out of the Blair, Wendi, Rupe triangle.


    • 326
      Max Clifford, PR man extraordinaire says:

      Don’t tell me that it is a gruesome threesome?

      But Digger must have a dick that is even smaller than mine

      Toni must win by a TKO…

      PS Where do Rebekah and Dave fit into all of this

      I’m dying to onow the prurient details


  51. 296
    Ah! at last says:

    Dave says we are going to make the London based Rusian oligarchs separate their rubbish into 5 wheelie bins. That will teach them not to ‘mess’ with us.


  52. 302
    Ah! Guido says:

    Can you keep the missing plane theories coming please. The stats were down this week.


  53. 305
    Urinals made of Gold says:

    IMF’s Property Tax Hike Proposal Comes True With UK Imposing “Mansion Tax” As Soon As This Year

    One could see this one coming from a mile away.
    It was a week ago that we highlighted the latest implied IMF proposal on how to reduce income inequality, quietly highlighted in its paper titled “Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality”.


  54. 309
    Jasmin Beckett says:

    They didn’t put enough mayo on my sandwich at Subway. I want all sandwich makers dead.


  55. 310
    Herman van Rumpboy says:


  56. 316
    Tooting Tony from Tel Aviv says:

    The strong hand of History is still firmly wrapped around my cock, you know

    Wendi tells me that it gets in the way…


    • 320
      Mandy in his blue suede shoes says:

      Hello Archbishop

      Long time no speak

      I’m afraid I might get vitrified here in Moscow with all Vlad’s activities

      But, in the meantime, my filthy rich benefactor has given me a replacement golden dildo

      It feels so good…


  57. 322
    Dalai Lama says:

    Guido is quite right

    The West is morally and financially bust


  58. 323
    Chairman of Gazprom says:

    We will shortly be cutting off your supplies you window lickers

    As the old expression goes, will the last person leaving Western Europe please switch off the lights


    • 333
      An awkward bastard says:

      I am sure that when he agreed to introduce sanctions against Russia David Cameron took adequate steps to ensure that other fuel supplies were on tap to cater for th people who pay his wages housing costs and expenses.


      • 354
        Get your copies now while stocks last says:

        We have roughly 200 million copies of the last Tory manifesto ready for burning. Keep your matches dry.


  59. 339
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Lets be perfectly clear about this there is nothing whatsoever to prevent David Cameron publishing all relevant documents on line for us all to see how hard he has been working to preserve our energy supplies.


  60. 343
    Baroness Nosebag of the EU says:

    We will be continuing our highly successful expansionism policy by making overtures to Russia to join the EU, and have high hopes for success.


  61. 351
    No answer? says:


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