March 29th, 2014

Celebrate this Special Day


Today has been a long time coming for many co-conspirators, a day we feared we would never see. Fortunately Norman Tebbit’s serious poor health this year has not stopped him becoming 83 years young today. Happy Birthday Norman!


  1. 1
    Me says:

    Norman for PM!


    • 2
      Yep! says:

      A Man For All Reasons.


    • 6
      thostids says:

      Hear Hear!


      • 61
        frenchjohn says:

        Likewise. Terrific bloke.


        • 75
          broderick crawford says:

          Yeah , well done Norm lovingly known as the Chingford Skinhead before he was replaced by the currently incumbent Chingford EmptyHead (IDS).

          Norman deserves every bit of luck coming his way in remaining years especially given his personal tragedies including his wife s terrible injuries in the Brighton Grand Hotel bombings .

          As the Scots would say ” Lang mae yer lumme reek ” !!


          • Anonymous says:

            I got on my bike and made a million or two, thank you for your good advice. happy birthday also.


    • 7
      Lady T says:

      Well done Norman, its a pity that you aren’t still in the cabinet, to sort out the current set of wankers.


    • 18
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      A true loyal Conservative.


    • 25
      Ippikin says:

      I always thought he was the natural successor to MT, but life’s not that easy is it?
      Whilst John Major pulled of an amazing escape act, probably due to his background, in getting re-elected, he was nevertheless nowhere near enough of a class act to follow Maggie.
      What surprises me about that period is how the then superb, up and coming Chris Patten managed to become so hopeless from the moment he drifted off to Hong Kong.


    • 69
      Anonymous says:



    • 71
      Labour says:

      Why not give him a state funeral…..this afternoon?


    • 93
      Richard says:

      Happy Birthday Sir! And many happy returns.


  2. 3
    C.O.Jones says:

    Keep going for the ton !

    You can do it.


  3. 4
    Anonymous says:

    The last true Conservative?


    • 26
      Ippikin says:

      Certainly the last with an real talent – so far. Let’s hope there are some more in the prams being wheeled around Hyde Park!


    • 49
      Whiffler says:

      And the best Prime Minister we never had – perhaps the biggest change produced by the IRA and its apologists (see Thursday’s funeral).

      I’ll raise a glass to him, the only Trade Union leader to sit in Cabinet


  4. 5
    Owen Jones says:

    If today really is Norman Tebbitt’s birthday, that is a stroke of irony I couldn’t have dreamed of !


    • 15
      Gay Gordon says:

      Crawl back in your hole Owen.


      • 35
        Ippikin says:

        Trouble is the light of reality has loosened the soil around it and the consequential implosion is forcing shafts of reality to strike the boy.
        I suspect his ambition to metamorphose into Tony Benn is now doomed.


        • 77
          broderick crawford says:

          Owen , son , you are, compared to Lord Tebbit , so inconsequential in the grand scheme of things you would easily fit into the space occupied by a grain of sand in the great man s shoe.


      • 105
        Dave says:

        Would love to watch an hour long debate between Tebbitt and than wanker Owen.


      • 113
        Anonymous says:

        Idiot owen !


  5. 8
    john in cheshire says:

    Happy Birthday, Lord Tebbit.


  6. 9
    Sandy Jamieson says:

    I admire his politics. I admire his way of dealing with the most dreadful adversity. Add to that he is genuinely a nice guy

    Happy Birthday Norman


  7. 11
    Lord Tebbit for PM! says:

    Happy birthday, Lord Tebbit!


    • 14
      Ah! reminds me says:

      We have two photos in pride of place in the hall. Norman and Mrs. Ah!
      ( Alongside one of Mrs.T and Mrs. Ah!. Tory days.)


  8. 12
    This message does not contain flash photgraphy says:

    ‘I caught TB off my kitten': Teenager needed emergency surgery after falling seriously ill with the lung disease

    Kitten obviously a euphemism for mozzie not moggie


    • 27
      The Belmarsh Tooth Fairy says:

      I was Lord Kittener’s valet.


    • 42
      Village Idiot says:

      ….So, being bovine TB,means we cannot blame the rise in TB on the foreign people bringing their diseases into this country!……We get it from cats,badgers and bovine things, ,…not immys,cos it,s different, that’s alright then!


      • 72
        Funambulist says:

        My partner was friendly with a woman doctor from Mexico who was doing a TB study at Hammersmith Hospital. She had lots of horror stories about immigrant patients refusing medication, not finishing courses of treatment, spitting at medical staff and other niceties. She couldn’t understand how a civilized country like Britain allowed thousands of TB infected people into the country untested! What next – the introduction of the Black Death and Ebola into the UK because the govt doesn’t want to offend anyone?


    • 45
      BCG says:

      Was it a moggie from Moldova?


    • 78
      broderick crawford says:

      …muzzie not fuzzie wuzzie .


  9. 16
    Don Tully says:

    Norman Tebbit is a legend and a hero. Britain would be infinitely worse if he hadn’t served in Cabinet and would be infinitely better if he had taken over from Mrs T in 1990.
    We would still be in the top 3 economic powers and the richest nation in Europe; we would make our own laws rather than have them handed down from the Stalinists in Europe; we would have a far better future as a nation as kids would be going to Grammar schools or learning productive manual skills.

    Major lost his way
    Blair never had a way
    Brown lost the plot (many years ago)
    Cameron lives in the shadow of these 3 failures

    ‘things (have) fall(en) apart, the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loost upon the world’

    Norman Tebbit would have prevented this. We need him back


  10. 17
    nell says:

    Happy Birthday Norman – sadly they don’t make politicians in your mould anymore – there’s not a one of them nowadays that are of much use.


  11. 20
    Alan Douglas says:

    I believe that Norman Tebbit not becoming Mrs Thatcher’s successor is the most evil and most disastrous consequence of the IRA Brighton bomb, for which I will never forgive them.

    Instead we got Major, whose only real skill was taking on the shape of the person who last sat on him, hence Mrs Thatcher’s seeing him as a suitable replacement.

    Alan Douglas


    • 24
      melvin says:

      An interesting ‘what if…’, and something I’ve often wondered about: would NT have had the patience/diplomacy to cope with Westminster and Whitehall?

      But happy birthday to a man of principle and honour.


    • 91
      the road to serfdom says:

      John Major’s time seems almost like a golden age when compared to The Terror that followed. The most any of us had to worry about was the cones hotline. What followed was a race war conducted by Scots dominated Labour against the English. They won and now want out.


  12. 21
    Ippikin says:

    Good man, just a pity he isn’t 43 and still at the coal face today!


  13. 22
    geordieboy says:

    My favourite Tory boffer boy, keep going Norman and a very happy birthday


  14. 23

    Someone who proves the point that I’m always trying to make:- The best politicians are invariably those who have done a real job and earned a living for themselves before going into Parliament.
    Happy Birthday.


    • 29
      Ippikin says:

      Very true and it is noteworthy that so far all of these posts are complimentary and civilised for once.
      That as much as anything else shows the measure of the man.


  15. 28
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Loved his character in Spitting Image


  16. 30
    constituency trainbound says:

    those were the days Norman


  17. 31
    Owen Jones says:

    Proud day to be a homo now we can all mince down the aisle together!


  18. 32
    Anonymous says:

    “Happy Birthday Norman!”
    And to all those who can actually find a job. Albeit it necessitating an uncomfortable train commute, at a cost that renders working for a living an uneconomic proposition. On yer bikes!


  19. 33
    Halibert Hall says:

    There’s only one Norman Tebbit …………..mores the pity!! Happy Birthday to a man of principle.


  20. 34
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Congratulations to Lord Tebbit on outliving the IRA as an effective force!


  21. 36
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Top man, had to undergo a serious injury to his wife in IRA bombings, but has always conducted himself with dignity and without recrimination, qualities sadly lacking in our current crop of self-serving shysters.


  22. 41
    ned ludd says:

    I am far from à leftie, but tebbit is a poisonous little shit.


  23. 44
    Ah! true says:

    Norman Tebbit V Tony Benn

    No contest.


  24. 50
    Village Idiot says:

    ……”Happy Birthday Lord Tebbit”, unfortunately, the mould is broken!

    …….”When the fox preacheth,beware geese”


  25. 51
    Jen The Blue says:

    Norman Tebbit is a fantastic, honest man and if he were running the place, Britain would be truly Great again.

    If there were more like him the Tory party I would never have defected to UKIP.


  26. 52
    Leave the party to traitorous scum like Soubry says:

    Give us a present on your birthday Norman.
    Resign from the traitorous Conservative Party and join UKIP.


  27. 53
    Despicable Labour says:

    Cherie Blair hugged the IRA leadership in London.
    Stomach churning.


    • 60
      Anonymous says:

      What do you expect from scum like her? Phoney Tony was so far up their arses that the soles of his shoes were barely visible. He passed laws that kept scum like Cherie in well paid work and kept terrorists out of prison. Then he opened the gates of the Maze prison and let the murdering bastards out en masse.


      • 65
        mary Whitehouse says:

        And hain let the victims suffer by doling out get out of jail free cards to hundreds more terrorists


      • 89
        Expat Geordie says:

        He was so far up the provos arse that he could clean their teeth from the inside.


    • 86
      Four-eyed English Genius says:

      Stomach churning for the terrorists.


  28. 55

    Many Happy Returns Lord Tebbit, and may the Nation be blessed with many more of them.


  29. 59
    Dogsbody says:

    The best Prime Minister we never had. Many happy returns to you sir from all at Tangmere


  30. 62
    BBC says:

    When he sadly does depart it will be informative to see how his life is marked compared to Viscount Stangate – not expecting the same ‘national treasure treatment’ – mind you I’m sure he would ahte it.


  31. 63
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Many happy returns to you Lord Tebbit and the best to your dear lady wife.
    It was your brand of Conservatism that I grew up with and so wish that it had gone on for much longer.

    Thank you for your hard work both then and now.


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  33. 67
    Everyone At "Cheers" says:



  34. 68
    Graham says:

    Happy birthday Norman. One of the finest in British politics.


  35. 70
    Anonymous says:

    All birthday wishes heartily reciprocated by one and all.


  36. 76
    Anna says:

    Norman Tebbit is one of my vanishingly few political heroes. I wish him so well, not least on his birthday, and long may he continue to inject some common sense into political debate.


  37. 79
    The beleaguered English people says:

    By 2030, living standards will be back to the 1930s


  38. 80
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Norman is one of my favourite people and by far my favourite politician. Today I am celebrating the birthdays of two of my great grandsons but I shall not forget to raise a glass to the noble Lord during our celebrations. God bless you Norman and I hope we both live long enough ( I can give him a couple of years) to see a Conservative government take us out of the bondage of the EU.


  39. 81
    Pull together says:

    Yes Happy Birthday Lord Tebbit but I just hope these old Tory grandees don’t forget that unless they all now get behind David Cameron and stop the sniping, there is a real danger that Milliband will win in 2015 and god only knows what damage, he and his fellow travellers will do to this country, as the Labour Party did 74/79 and more recently Brown , the most disastrous Briton ever to hold high office.Pensioners lives ruined by his taxes on oension funds, his stupid FSA which wrecked banking supervision, and was the main course of the calamity which almost destroyed this once great country in 2008.


    • 85
      Casual Observer 2 says:

      I will never vote Conservative again while bumsex Cameron is in the Party, whatever the consequences.

      Get rid of the bastard NOW


  40. 82
    jumbo says:

    It’s john major’s bday too you know


  41. 83
    Border Terrier says:

    Brave man – but wrong on most things and a very inept Minister and Party Chairman.

    Happy Birthday.


    • 99
      Ned Ludd says:

      Spot on. A nasty piece of work who, like your beloved Maggie, began dismantling British industry and our manufacturing base, to be completed by war criminal Bliar.


  42. 84
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Congratulations Norman!

    You are a true Conservative, with real experience of a proper job as an an airline pilot before becoming an M.P.

    What a tragic decline has occurred in the Tory party since your day. It is now full of career politicians like Cameron, whose prime achievement is bumsex marriage. What a fucking pygmy tosser he is compared with you and Mrs. T.


  43. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Norman- a truly principled man. Truthful and dignified in the face of leftist bile. May you live to be a hundred. Our lives will be diminished without you. God bless.


  44. 92
    catweazle666 says:


    Happy birthday, Norman, and may you have many more.


  45. 97
    sir fid'll fix it says:

    happy birthday norman and thank you for coming to my funeral. there aren’t many children down here so denis and i make do by giving maggie a good roasting. looking forward to you joining us. hope you like hot pokers.


  46. 100
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    Happy birthday good sir, may you be blessed with more.


  47. 104
    Farmer says:

    I saw a programme recently about how the British aircraft industry just after WWII led the word in passenger jet aircraft and up popped Norman Tebbit talking about that time and his experiences as a pilot in those British built planes the Americans JUST couldn’t match.

    Absolutely brilliant he was and a riveting piece of TV.

    Fantastic politician, one of my political heroes too.



  48. 106
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Happy Birthday, Lord Tebbit, and many more to come!


  49. 109

    Happy birthday, m’lord! And many more!


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