April 2nd, 2014

UKIP Try for Salted Earth Putin Briefing

Why are UKIP leaking their attack lines ahead of tonight’s debate, giving the LibDems six hours to sort a line? According to the Telegraph, Farage will fight any Putin allegations with fire:

“Why does Nick Clegg’s CV and his profile on his website make absolutely no reference to his time as a lobbyist? Why is that that omitted? I have no links whatsoever with these sinister global figures, but his links are really very close and very embarrassing. The Clegg family are very closely linked to the European project and to big corporate business and so in a sense the debate tonight becomes a clash of cultures,” he said. “I represent the mercantile, trading, entrepreneurial end of society and he represents big banks, big government and big business.”

It seems Farage has been doing some reading, yesterday Breitbart London had a mudslinging session at Clegg’s lobbying past with just enough links to Putin and Gadaffi to make a story. They went after Miriam Clegg too. Which she’s sure to love…

It feels like Farage is trying to put Clegg off even going there by leaking this stuff early, but Guido is not sure it will have the same cut through as his ‘praise’ for Putin. That one will resonate more than dragging in the wives…


132 Comments

  1. 1
    FrankFisher says:

    Nigel was spot on on Putin – his nuanced answer is undeniably true. On live TV, Clegg can’t possibly nail Nigel with anything unless he plain lies.

    But I agree, I think this is a shot across the bows. As I wrote an hour ago, actually….

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      UKIP are clowns says:

      “His nuanced answer is undeniably true”

      UKIPers are so utterly sanctimonious.

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        John Prescott says:

        But for that which is clear so that I can say that for the most part the articulate statements only that it being so comes from Labour ranks, as being as we are and believe, because that’s what I believe, for it to be the case in which that is so and yes.

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      • 17
        Garfield says:

        Think you trying a bit too hard with this attempt at a smear Guido. What you need to do is rip Van Clegg a new one and then add a but.

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      • 19
        FrankFisher says:

        That’s because we’re right.

        And we know we’re right.

        And you know we’re right.

        And Joe Public knows we’re right.

        Smoke that.

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        • 25
          FrankFisher says:

          Oh and BTW Guido, i think you mean spiked guns, rather than salted earth.

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          • Garfield says:

            Don’t you “Salt The Earth” after invading a country then carry out rapine and pillage, you then “Salt the Earth” so no crops will grow?

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          • Maximus says:

            Tradtionally salt was a precious commodity, on account of it not growing on trees everywhere, and being essential to health (much more so than the health fascists will admit). Salt would not be used as military materiel, except for occultist rituals (which hardly counts).

            More likely this is confusion with “scorched earth”, it either being lunchtime, or someone having spent too long on a tropical beach this morning.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            So what s ” salting the battlefield ” then ?

            does that mean the victors pour salt over the dead to stop them from stinking before the vultures consume them ?

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        • 39
          UKIP are clowns says:

          Fuck off. Even if we have to resort to 100% postal voting, we’ll simply use fraud to stop UKIP ever winning a westminster seat. RACIST.

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          • BatDog says:

            You sir, are the clown. And a scared, trembly one at that. Your car has square wheels, the steering wheel falls off and the brakes are made of jelly.

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      • 132
        Neocon is a stupid word. says:

        I’m a kipper and don’t know wot sankteamoanyarse means.
        I do know that every Establishment inbred has been ripping off the British taxpayer for too long.
        It’s over, so stop squealing and start sharing with the majority.

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    • 61
      UKIPPER says:

      No doubt there will be several stooges in the audience like in Question Time and the Media will all claim that Clegg won hands down like they did last time. However the public are not as stupid as they seem to think and will not be fooled for a moment. Old Etonians do not have the monopoly of common sense, far from it .

      We all Know the BBC gets money from the EU
      VOTE UKIP

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    • 66
      UKIPPER says:

      More lies for the plebs

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  2. 2
    East End geezer says:

    Clegg is a muppet.

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      Barred Chest photo call says:

      At the beginning, (see above), no tie one button off, finished with a hug (and russian kiss?).

      Next Clegg Putin meeting, what will we get? Well look to 11PM watershed to watch.

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  3. 3
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    That Muppet called me the Dunce of Downing Street! How dare he underestimate me. Mwahaha! (evil laugh)

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  4. 5
    A Brazilian Rent Boy says:

    How do you say “muppet” in Brazilian ?

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  5. 6
    Anne Drewkneel says:

    The clash of the bantamweights.

    Farage has been in politics for longer than David Cameron.

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    Anonymous says:

    Particularly since most of this didn’t happen after Putin invaded Ukraine. Unlike Nasty Nige’s praise. Further, until Kippers understand that what appalls decent minded people is the claim (clearly drivine by blind hatred) that it’s the EU that has blood on its hand, rather than the regime that did the actual military invasion, they’ll be on a hiding to nothing and should swiftly change the subject rather than engage.

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      FrankFisher says:

      Balls. Soros and EU dosh funded the rebels, and pound to a penny bought the sniper rifles that killed individuals on both sides. Unless they were from that stock of sniper rifles the European Commission bought its own security dept a few years back.

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      • 76
        Shove it up the EU says:

        Nuland of the State department (Fuck the EU fame) is on youtube bragging that she has $5 billion ‘invested’ in getting the Ukrainian government she wants. Go Vlad! Go Nige! We know you’re right!Shove it up the EU

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      jgm2 says:

      Nobody gives a shit about the EU’s ‘good name’. If they don’t have blood on their hands in the Ukraine although I reckon Nigel’s analysis is spot on in any case then they have blood on their hands as a result of all the riots against austerity caused by their rushing into a currency union and then watching muppet southern European govts and voters gorge themselves on cheap credit and then whine like little babies when presented with the bill.

      Nobody gives a shit about the EU’s ‘good’ reputation because they’re a bunch of anti-democratic crooks.

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        C O (Ξ7m) says:

        The EU does not have a good reputation.

        It’s Foreign Policy failure and mis-calculation over R’ussia’s intentions in the U’kraine discredit it completely.

        However, the blood spilled in the U’kraine so far is 100% down to R’ussia.

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          J H Oswald says:

          Rubbish – all evidence points to the ‘government’ snipers who killed more state officials than protesters being directly linked to the unelected parties carrying out our eu backed coup

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      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Nobody in Britain gives a flying fuck about the Crimea. Most Brits have a grudging respect for Putin looking after his own and sheepishly none dare criticise him after Britain’s bloody meddling in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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    • 106
      Victoria Nuland says:

      Fuck the EU

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        broderick crawford says:

        you cannot say that any more Victoria … at least not in public !!!

        Did you not get Barack s memo copied to Angela ??!!

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    • 131
      Inconvenient Truth says:

      More blood was spilled before Russia was even involved. 77 People were killed in Ukraine Riots. How many people have been killed in the Crimea? 2? and they were squaddies….How has Russia ‘blood on its hands’? At least Russia gave the Crimean People a chance to vote on their future, that’s more than the LibLabCons gave the UK on the EU – and look how that’s turned out!

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  7. 8

    “I represent the mercantile, trading, entrepreneurial end of society….”

    What’s wrong with “spiv”?

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    • 14
      Unelectable Ed says:

      “I wepwesent whatever Len telth me I wepwesent”

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    • 16
      Tony Smooth says:

      What’s wrong, indeed?

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    • 48
      jgm2 says:

      Why should you care? Unless UKIP are taking too many Labour votes.

      Okay. Answered my own question.

      As you were.

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    • 80
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Farage has surely come of age when he merits the attention of Labour’s smear machine.

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        jgm2 says:

        Indeed. Proof that Labour are losing votes to UKIP. And in sufficient numbers to wipe the smug smiles off their faces. That and a 13% poll lead dissolving down to 1% must have them shitting broken glass.

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    • 88
      Gobshite says:

      >the mercantile, trading, entrepreneurial end of society

      … that pays for the public sector, welfare, the NHS and everything you hold dear.

      “Shower upon him every earthly blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, so that nothing but bubbles of bliss can be seen on the surface; give him economic prosperity, such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes and busy himself with the continuation of his species, and even then out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick.”

      — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground.

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    Shut it, you slaaag! says:

    Cameron was on top form today. The look on the faces of the Labour front bench was a joy to behold. Death stare Eagle looked particularly angry, as did Mary Creagh and Harpic, when he made the muppets and Arnie jokes.

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    • 90
      Fred the pensioner says:

      How did he know Arnie had gone home? I thought the cops were still out seeking him hither and yon.

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  9. 12
    Bennies galore! says:

    A globe-trotting benefits cheat who claimed she was too scared to leave her home was working as a tour guide in South America, a court heard. Tracy Johnson said she suffered from agoraphobia with a fear of open spaces and had not left the UK for years. But Merthyr Crown Court heard she lived a “champagne lifestyle”.

    The court heard Ms Johnson picked up £50,000 in disability payments while running her own tour guide business in Argentina and even had bilingual business cards printed for her company called Northwest Nomad.

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    • 20
      James O'Brien and Owen Jones. Soul mates says:

      These cases are not representative of benefits in general.
      Bankers steal more.

      So its OK to thieve befits money as that’s just redistributing wealth from those who don’t need it to those that do..

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    • 22
      The system finds criminals - what else should it do? says:

      Person commits benefit fraud and is prosecuted.

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        Tolstoy says:

        It could recover all the money, punish her as a deterent to others, and ban her from claiming benefits for the rest of her life.

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  10. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Its a BBC debate..Farage is already handicapped in that before he starts, the moderator will be full on “would you like a pillow Mr Clegg” while Farage will get “at what point did you become a racist nazi”.

    Bank on it. BBC will be full on machine gun the UKIP mode.

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    • 27
      Nick Griffin says:

      The BBc wouldn’t allow bias, would they?

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      UKIP or bust says:

      On the World at One the shit smearing is well underway with ‘news’ that 97% of car workers want to stay in the EU!!!!!!!!!!!! How’s about that for a figure plucked out of a beboids arse?

      And if that were not enough they had a go at Farage vis-a-vis Putin !!!!!!!!!! Arghhhh. Oh no, he has said something vaguely posative about this month’s hate figure. How criminal is that Mr Orwell.

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      • 46
        Anonymous says:

        wanna bet the audience will be the usual QT lefty rent a mob booing at Nigel and clapping like seals at Clegg.

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      • 47
        Numerologist says:

        Hmmm 97% eh?
        Do 97% of car workers believe in climate change & windmills as well?
        Why is 97% so popular recently?
        Did Cleggie drop a nine in his claim that only 7% of uk laws were made in the Eu?

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      • 50
        Mitch says:

        If the question was: “Do you want to leave the EU if it means losing the market for your product and therefore your job?” then it’s going to be “No”, isn’t it?

        Did they ask: “Do you want to leave the EU if it means selling more of your product at a cheaper price on the world market, and therefore securing your job?”

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      • 87
        M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

        Car makers at Japanese owned factories would lose their jobs as the HarbourBombers would relocate their Trojan Horse factories to somewhere like Czech republic if UK left the EU.

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        • 122
          Cheap labour says:

          With the EU’s aid most UK car manufacturing will be moved to cheaper eastern Europe, and beyond, whether we are in or out. It’s already happening with Ford closing its Southampton Transit plant to relocate to non-EU TURKEY with the help of EU subsidy!

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      • 110
        Dorkass says:

        That’s the same 97% as scientists believing in global warming? And the same 97% of TV viewers who pay the loathed BBC tax?

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    • 95
      Fred the pensioner says:

      The proper job of the moderator is simply to allow each speaker roughly equivalent time to put their cases. He should then select members of the audience to put the next question.

      Other than that he should just STFU – he has no locus standii to ask leading questions of his own, so if he does I hope Nigel ignores him and tells him to ask the next questioner to come forward.

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  11. 18
    Crapbin Alibaba Clown says:

    She wants to control the media.

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    • 26
      Tolstoy says:

      She clearly doesn’t believe in basic British values such as free speech and freedom of the press.

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      • 125
        broderick crawford says:

        Yasmin Alibhai I can understand .

        Where does Brown figure in the provenance ?

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    • 33
      Mitch says:

      It’s pretty worrying that she obviously doesn’t realise the implications of what she’s suggesting.

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    • 36
      Father Jack Hackett says:

      How did that gobshite get on the television?

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      • 41
        jimboooo says:

        How did that gobshite get in my country?!

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        • 98
          Fred the pensioner says:

          Asylum seeker. But now that her country is nice and peaceful and prosperous again, there is no reason why she needs to stay here. She should be returned whence she came before April is out.

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      • 53
        Father 'Jock' Brown says:

        That little prick again! Is she never off the air!

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        • 102
          Fred the pensioner says:

          father, you know not what you speak! She is not a, as you call it, ‘prick’ – she is a female of the canine variety.

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    • 49
      Garfield says:

      What it is her public profile is slipping no longer invited to comment on all things and everything going. So she is barging her way into the public eye. Still a twat though.

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  12. 21
    Owen Jones says:

    This is the Wednesday that dreams are made of! American holiday chocs, free coke and popcorn in the Guy News Room and “The Dunce Of Downing Street” on PMQ’s!!

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  14. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Putin must be stopped !
    H

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  15. 34
    C O (Ξ7m) says:

    UKIP are sensitive to the broader European picture here: That picture appears to consist of a concerted effort by EU think tanks / analysts to discredit certain parties and voting blocs as being either agents of or in league with P’utin.

    It is not obvious to many at present, but the R’ussian offensive is using some old Cold War methods to destabilize some governments in order to weaken opposition to the K’remlin’s plan. This can be seen clearly in S’erbia, B’ulgaria and G’ermany now, and if one looks, subtly in the actions of the liberal left.

    There is a psychological warfare aspect to this as well.

    The EU, and Clegg in particular, are playing with fire by attempting to draw this into the UKIP debate in the UK in order to counter UKIP. Nationalism is rising naturally, it does not need to be encouraged – ie. P’utin should not be allowed to set the EU or UK narrative.

    The N’etherlands kicking folk who cannot learn D’utch out may be much more relevant to the debate:

    http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,901495844001_2064551,00.html

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  16. 38
    Gordon McBreath says:

    I have a Poo-Tin.

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  17. 42
    Fed up Joe Public & all voting UKIP ORG says:

    Looks like DimbleDum has been given his biased script for tonight’s
    EUSSR debate by revealing on Daily P*ricks that he expects one of
    them to deliver the knock out blow !! & of course that will recorded
    as EUSSR luving Cleggy with Nigel coming No Where !!! Something
    that will be reported 24/7 from every oriface of the Biased Broadcasting
    Company regardless on what actually happens, truthfull balanced reporting
    is something that is not allowed in any part of the Al-Beed

    Of course the big hole in this preplanned biased stitch up of Nigel is he will wipe
    the floor with both of them even though the carefully selected EUSSR
    loving biased audience will be doing there upmost to shout Nigel down along
    with the biased Ringmaster Dimble*Dum & of course the EUSSR boy Cleggy

    gulping down large quantities of 5 Star Mineral Water !!

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  18. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Putin is a good man
    A Christian , he loathes sexual deviants, puts his own country first and imprisons “chosen” thieves or has them killed
    Excellent!

    We need a Putin but sadly Nige isnt it, maybe a sort of friendly Goering but no putin

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    • 51
      Godwin's law says:

      Bed wetter alert.

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    • 61
      A Churchill would be more use says:

      It’s a strange kind of Christian that does some of that. Actually, he’s a psychopath, which might suit Russia but I’m not sure we want his kind round here.

      Farage is more ‘useful idiot’ Hoess, isn’t he?

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  19. 52
    nell says:

    Is this the last cleggie/farage debate? Please tell me it is .

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  21. 58
    David Cameron says:

    A “Dunce”?!! Me?!!! It’s takes talent to preside over the ludicrous marginal tax rates I’m making you lot pay! If you’d just work a bit harder and try and make something of your life please so The High Tax Party can stiff you even more. Thanks Plebs.

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  22. 60
    Vladimir Putin says:

    Dunce of Downing Street is trending worldwide on twitter. I’m sure Cameron will be choking on his foie gras.

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    • 73
      Garfield says:

      That is a most unfortunate name and he is a SPaD for a tory MP.

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    • 78
      Bill Quango MP says:

      6,000 are already scheduled for merger or closure by 2018.
      That’s solely under this government

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      • 109
        Fred the pensioner says:

        Quango, you of all people should know by now that a private company can do wtf it likes – and ‘this government’ has nothing to do with it.

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        • 116
          Bill Quango MP says:

          Thank you Fred.
          but Post office is a completely separate, wholly government owned company, that only has a contract with royal mail. An exclusive contract too that actually stops ordinary people getting cheaper mail.

          Anyway… it is the government that has demanded savings from PO ltd that will cause the closure of some 6,000 local offices very soon. many will move into convenience stores, so aren’t lost altogether.
          its on the websites.

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  24. 69
    Mornington Crescent says:

    The BBC et al are wetting their nappy about a bit of sand blowing in from the Sahara: everyone should take cover, be careful, don’t go out etc. Naturally, this is all the fault of climate change, innit.

    NO IT FUCKING ISN’T. It’s, er, a bit of sand blowing in from the Sahara on a fucking southerly wind.

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    • 82
      East Anglia Poly, Geography Dept. says:

      Well you see, because it doesn’t happen every day – just once every two or three years then it’s ‘unusual weather’ which is ‘proof’ of ‘chaotic weather systems’ and so ‘proof’ of ‘Climate Change’.

      The science is settled.

      Must enter some more dodgy data into my dodgy climate model and get more erratic predictions.

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    • 89
      The Sahara has been sandy and hot for centuries says:

      Northerly wind, surely?

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      • 117
        C O (Ξ7m) says:

        The ‘erly winds are quoted from where they are blowing from, not to.

        eg. Southerly winds blow in a Northerly direction.

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  25. 74
    BBC Climate Change Warden says:

    Whoop.Whoop.Whoop don breathing apparatus we are all going to die. sand from the Sahara incoming,incoming.

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  26. 75
    Anon. says:

    BBC venue awaits far Left audience…

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    • 81
      Rent-a-Claque says:

      Presumably they are using the studio where they amplify the slight titters of embarrassment into a gale of laughter for soundtrack of the Miranda ‘comedies’.

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    • 84
      BBC Seating Manager says:

      Right Labour Party Activists and lovely Nicks supporters on the chairs. Those awful Farage supporters on the floor.

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    • 85
      jgm2 says:

      Subtle marketing already. Clegg’s picture is about 50% bigger than Farage.

      It’s the little things.

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      • 96
        Anonymous says:

        And Farage is on the ‘right’.

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        • 101
          C.O.Jones says:

          In the USSR people used to read between the lines to try to get to the facts. Well the same is happening in the UK now. The bias does not work anymore, if anything it works against the peddlers of misinformation, people do not trust them.

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          • jgm2 says:

            I disagree. I used to be fairly ambivalent about claims of BBC bias until the disgraceful reporting of the banking ‘crisis’. A full-on Labour Party infomercial presented as news.

            Now I don’t trust the fuckers an inch. But I’m prepared to bet that at least 80% of the population still believe whatever the BBC tells them. Because they’re unbiased. Because they say so.

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      • 99
        UKIP or bust says:

        And they put Farage on the right.

        Audience: Arrrgh, oh no, he’s one of those far-right people the BBC always run down.

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  27. 86
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    Clegg is at a real disadvantage whereas Nigel just has to say what he thinks about any question Clegg has to first consider what it is he should say.

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  28. 94
    I don't give Edam says:

    Look over there… ooh, I declare! A Spanish mouse with Cleggs on.

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  29. 97
    Nigel Farage says:

    The Dunce of Downing Street…one of Ed Miliband’s speech writers deserves the safest seat we have for that remark. Inspired genius.

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  30. 100
    Heard on The world at one says:

    WatO: “Dear EU Inspector why is Britain the first country to be investigated, prosecuted and fined over EU pollution Laws?”

    EUROcrat: “Dear WaTO, Britain is the only EU country who did not apply to be exempted.”

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  31. 103
    Anon. says:

    Just when you thought you had seen it all..

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    • 107
      C.O.Jones says:

      Lady, you forget that you were in govt at the time with a rather large majority. As per usual you left the difficult tasks to someone else.

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      • 115
        Tony Smooth says:

        13 years of dither.
        What a shambles that government was. Happy to bring in pointless laws allowing people to be prosecuted for ‘hurting someone’s feelings’ yet not investing a quid on energy supply.

        It was a struggle keeping the whole incompetent clusterfuck going as long as I did, I can tell you.

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    • 128
      broderick crawford says:

      Giss a flash of your nuclear fission sweetheart

      Boaz

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  32. 108
    UKIP or bust says:

    Has the Dutchman been given the audience questions way in advance?

    And are those questions skewd in favour of cloggs answers?

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  33. 111
    BBC quality control says:

    The BBC show trial is about to get under way with a balanced audience made up of the left/extreme left/radical left/progressive left nicely balanced with unions activists/green activists/liberal party activists/ pro EU activists, and the remaining 10% of the audience will consist of the thickest dullest elderly UKIP social deviants possible.

    There you go, perfectly balanced for a perfectly impartial BBC, booing and jeering and cat calls are welcome as it shows the thick public how loved the EU really is.

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  34. 113
    Peter Grimes says:

    Why is Quisling Cloggy pushing the EU position so hard when it clearly works to the detriment of the UK? A few weeks back the IFS had accountants work out the equilibrium point between being a net beneficiary of state (ie MY) largesse and actually making a CONTRIBUTION to our growing tax burden.

    It was gross income of £35-38k, net about £27k.

    Today Migrationwatch points out that a city the size of Manchester is needed every 4 years just to house EU migrant inflows. If a married EU immigrant with 2 children gets here his minimum wage of £184 per week is, on average, made up to £544 per week if HB is included.

    It is sheer madness!

    Nige just has to keep sticking this to Cloggy!

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  35. 114
    Anon. says:

    #BiasWotBias

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  36. 129
    broderick crawford says:

    who s the bint ?

    Dumbledore s ” bit of afters ” following the debate ?

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