April 3rd, 2014

Chantler Ducks Miller ‘Smokescreen’ Allegation

Sir Cyril Chantler told the press conference at the Department of Health that he only found out at 5pm last night that his plain packaging review would be released today. Guido, and Lobby hacks, were told yesterday afternoon that it would not be published for sometime. Then suddenly it was rushed forward. Asked whether he thought he was a ‘smokescreen’ for Maria Miller, Chantler pointedly replied: “I am a paediatrician”. But, of course…


152 Comments

  1. 1
    Michael Gove says:

    Why hasn’t maria miller been imprisoned?

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  2. 2
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    NIGEL MY THPOIL MY BRAND IMAGE.

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    • 11
      Nemesis says:

      The only one that should be excluded is that weird strange-looking twat Miliband. He’s scared of Farage just like all the others. Even now Clegg rues the day he offered a debate with Farage and got well and truly beaten.

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      • 68
        Jumbo says:

        They fear that UKIP will introduce uncertainty into the election. Dave fears a loss of votes that will see him lose outright, Millibean fears that he might be forced into a coalition. Both fear not winning outright power.
        UKIP won’t win much other than the honour of putting the fear up these two twats and perhaps causing the Conservative Party to come to it’s senses and get on with being a real Conservative government. We can only hope come May that everyone uses the chance to piss off the LibLabCon scrimshankers by voting UKIP.

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      • 107
        still walking into darkness says:

        Nice one Ed, that’s just cost you 25 seats to UKIP

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      • 136
        broderick crawford says:

        Just sideline the crap and cut to the chase RussellBrand .. you want Farage banned coz you and DunceCap are both SHITSCARED he ll do to you two in spades what he did to Cleggers last night

        Wanker !!

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    • 15
      Ed Moribund says:

      I can’t go up against that man. I haven’t even got a position on Europe never mind a policy. At least Cummerbund can say “I’m in favour of renegotiation.”

      I can only say “I’m in favour of leaving everything as it is, unless something turns up that means everything as it is, isn’t what we would like.”

      That’s just rubbish. Even I think its rubbish and I wrote it.

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      • 33
        The cats out of the bag now, ed , you wonky faces fucking wanker says:

        Who wants to watch Cameron and Miliband trade meaningless statistics and quote what other people have said, and pretend that is debate?
        Farage must be included. The public will demand it and punish those who deny it.

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        • 46
          C.O.Jones says:

          Miliband is only good for repetitious quotes

          cost of living crisis
          too far too fast
          bedroom tax
          blah blah fucking blah – just hot wind

          pointless exercise to put him in a high school debating team even.
          How he got to be leader of the Labour Party heaven alone knows.

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    • 35
      jgm2 says:

      Scared shitless he is. Doesn’t want to lose any more votes.

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    • 39
      Ellie-Mae (9) says:

      Chicken

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    • 48
      Incorporeal Jones says:

      Oi Millipede – you should be excluded from the debate as you are utterly irrelevant.

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    • 62
      lojolondon says:

      Nigel should be banned – because if he is allowed to debate he will embarrass and expose us!! ha ha ha ha ha ha…..

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    • 63
      I think times are a changing says:

      Don’t know what his problem is, all he has to remember is Labour promises are not subject to legitimate expectation, his get out clause.

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    • 86
      C O (Ξ7n) says:

      So the liberal mask has finally slipped on the Miliband.

      He is advocating something known in the US as ‘No-Platforming': Of course censorship, but with an ideological underpinning.

      For more details, including the example of how B’indel became herself an enemy of her PC lefty compatriots over her trans remarks:

      http://www.thenation.com/blog/179160/cancelcolbert-and-return-anti-liberal-left#

      Time for the left to be put back in their box for a generation or two.

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      • 93
        Fred the pensioner says:

        No need for any time limit!

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      • 125
        Dangerous Brian says:

        The mask is off the lot of them.
        Greedy, hypocritical, mealy mouthed common purpose europhile band wagon riders to a man and woman.
        They must be babbing themselves, possible virtual wipeout for the major parties at the Euro elections?
        Vote UKIP, vote Independent, vote anything but Liblabcon, its over for them all, they just haven’t grasped it yet.

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        • 129
          Gooey Blob says:

          I don’t think you’ve quite grasped how our electoral system works. Perhaps if Farage had won a couple of by-elections by now you might have a point and Ukip could be looking at winning a handfull of seats in the general election and growing from there in a few decades. As the polls stand, There’s a 3-way battle to come top in the Euros but Ukip look very unlikely to win a single seat in the general election, unless there’s an incredible upset in one of Labour’s traditional strongholds.

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    • 152
      Anonymous says:

      Ah, the left, those champions of free speech. Is anyone keeping a list of those Milliband doesn’t think should be allowed to express their views?

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  3. 4
    Prime Minister"The Dunce Of Downing Street" Cameron says:

    What’s all the fuss about? Maria Miller’s expense abuse is only 105 times average benefit fraud.

    Hear ! Hear !

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  4. 6
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    • 10
      What she really meant says:

      …..& I apologised as quickly as I could.

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    • 22
      Bill Quango MP says:

      I read that and now I feel like having a smoke.
      Wonder why?

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    • 32
      Rob says:

      What sort of Hunt favourites that bullshit?

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    • 36
      Lord Mooncrater says:

      They never dismissed the allegation. She had to repay £5.8k that she stole from taxpayers.

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      • 139
        broderick crawford says:

        Bollox …. she allegedly claimed 90 grand that s an 85 grand profit .

        Even I would consider attracting a criminal record for that
        kind of risk /return !

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    • 73
      Uncle Joe says:

      Another People’s Deputy stealing Soviet property and bringing the name of the Soviet Parliament into disrepute. Why has her confession not been followed by her execution? Comrades you really need to get a grip and start liquidating these wreckers!

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      • 96
        The plawn fly lice takeaway on the corner says:

        Back home we get all this sort of nonsense sorted out from start to finish all within 36 hours.

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        • 142
          broderick crawford says:

          yeah seriously . As she has been ” fined ” does that in itself not attract a criminal misdemeanour against her name ?

          Or is this just a “repayment ” made without prejudice,or admission of guilt ?

          Or indeed is this a special funny handshake kind of “disbursement ” which is levied but ringfenced by parliamentary immunity as far as the national criminal seven year database is concerned ?

          Which is it ?

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          • broderick crawford says:

            Never let relevant questions get in the way of a good arse covering manoeuvre eh Moddy !!

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    • 82
      The man in the street says:

      For what its worth Maria I personally think you have committed fraud and should be prosecuted.

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    • 121
      And the sheep did, baaaaaaaah baaaaaah says:

      ‘In an orchestrated show of support for Mrs Miller in the Commons, Conservative MPs were ordered to flank her on the backbenches ahead of her statement.’

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      • 130
        Dangerous Brian says:

        Thanks Maria, thats taken care of now, how pleased we all are that you can take your place on the front benches without a blemish on your obviously honest upstanding and genuinely contrite character.
        Up the Workers

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  5. 7
    Peter Bone says:

    David Cameron says Maria Miller is doing an excellent job, good to know the PM is backing thieving pigscum.

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  6. 8
    Michael "black's white" Fallon says:

    Just because she had to apologise it doesn’t mean that Maria has anything to be sorry for.

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  7. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Putting a picture of Maria Miller on fag packs certainly gives a new meaning to “plain packaging”.

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  8. 18
    Trev says:

    Mr Fawkes really is a sad and bitter and twisted old git, as are oh so many (or is it so few running under a mass of different names?) of his commentators. Endless posts on Miller- who was found not guilty.

    Mr Fawkes is getting a bit lazy. Or is it a slow news day or is it better to just be down the pub?

    The various Labour people he alludes to were actually doing things like claiming for non existent mortgages.

    Oh so sad Mr fawkes, nothing to your life except bile and venom. Maybe you should do the honourable thing and just go and get a life.

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    • 24
      Aaron D Highside. says:

      Good blog, though, eh Trev?

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    • 37
      Rob says:

      She wasn’t found “not guilty”. That implies a criminal prosecution and trial, which sadly is not likely to take place. Instead she broke a few ‘rules’, got a slapped wrist and got to keep most of the cash.

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      • 58
        Nemesis says:

        And that’s from Trev who is one of the undead and has a life. If you really had a life Trev you wouldn’t be reading this stuff.

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      • 146
        broderick crawford says:

        Thank you 35 Rob for answering the questions Moddy stopped me from asking some 20 minutes adgo.

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    • 65
      Bye bye says:

      What’s up your usual bi-monthly moan is this blog is crap and is going nowhere, the door is on the the left, it’s not locked and you haven’t been charged for electricity or rates, please moan elsewhere.

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  10. 25
    The drip, drip of downfall says:

    Yet another nail in the coffin.

    Of the Conservative Party’s election hopes.

    Real principle and decency a rarity for them now.

    She’s a goner, and so are many of the others come 2015.

    Cameron will need China-style economic growth to avoid downfall.

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  11. 27
    Sun reader says:

    If that Cyril’s a self-confessed paedo he should be doing time…

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  12. 28
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT-TYPE UNRESERVED APOLOGY.

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  13. 30
    albacore says:

    The LibDems, Lab and Con parties’ brand names
    Belong solely in “Wanted” poster frames
    Dead or Alive but preferably dead
    The Raving Loonies have got more street cred
    And as for benefiting the nation
    Today’s Parliamentary creation
    Is the bastard offspring of the E U
    For which there is nowt that it wouldn’t do

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  14. 31
    A warning says:

    An eminent doctor writes that if we leave the EU we will contract jellification of the blood.

    This is a proven fact of the medical profession .

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    • 40
      ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

      If that’s the eminent Dr. Juilan Huppert, that’ll be another LibDem whopper.

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  15. 34
    UKIP or bust says:

    Maria Millar is only a troughing old cow, but a good cigar is a smoke.

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  16. 42
    John Tandy says:

    Appalling….

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  17. 43
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Maria Miller has just recruited another 100,000+ votes for the UKIP. The Tories are totally corrupt.

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  18. 44
    Socialism is theft says:

    Nick Clegg: There is no EU army.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/01/world/africa/central-african-republic-eu/

    The European Union announced in a news release that it is launching a military operation to restore stability to the Central African Republic.
    The operation’s mission “is to provide temporary support in achieving a safe and secure environment in the Bangui area, with a view to handing over to a U.N. peacekeeping operation or to African partners,” it said.
    “The force will thereby contribute both to international efforts to protect the populations most at risk and to the creation of the conditions for providing humanitarian aid.”
    HRW: People cheered lynching of Muslims Archbishop and imam unite U.N.: Half of all C.A.R. citizens need aid Central African Republic president quits
    The forces — known by the acronym EUFOR RCA — will operate in the capital city of Bangui and in its airport.

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  19. 45
    MP says:

    What’s all the fuss about? It’s only public money which we ‘public servants’ have every right to abuse in any way we see fit!!

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  20. 52
    Lutfur Rahman says:

    Abuse of public money is wrong.

    PS: Please don’t look at the Telegraph website.

    And if you do just remember its all lies. Racist lies. Racist, homophobic, smears and lies by white supremacists.

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  21. 54
    The Bellend in Number 10 says:

    I offer Maria my warm support just like I would offer it to any other member of the troughocracy who gets away with embezzling the taxpayer. Remember to Vote Dave in 2015 for another 5 years of happy troughing. Toodle pip!

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  22. 56
    Nemesis says:

    Just found out that Maria Miller is married. Fucking hell! He must be one desperate bloke. Still I suppose he’s obtained plenty of paper bags although it could be, as the saying goes, you don’t need to look at the mantlepiece when poking the fire.

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    • 81
      Nick Cleggs Foreskin says:

      He’s never late for work lol

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    • 105
      The Clapham omnibus passenger says:

      Somewhere earlier on this blog, it was mentioned that he was a solicitor – and there was all us lot thinking that only ladies of the night did that! Still, I bet he got his sticky fingers on some of the loot.

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  23. 60
    Statler and Waldorf says:

    What a muppet!

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  24. 66
    Observant says:

    Fawkes sake Guido throw us another bone I’m sick of seeing this thieving munter on my screen. No pun intended.

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  25. 67
    Bosun Higgs says:

    I went into our local newsagent and asked for twenty Helicopters. “Helicopters?” she replied, “We don’t sell Helicopter cigarettes.” “OK,” I said, “I’ll just have Plain.”

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    • 108
      The Clapham omnibus passenger says:

      Subtle but not unlike the ghost who popped in for a pint and was told ‘Sorry, we don’t retail spirits here’.

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  26. 88
    Nigel Farage says:

    So we can say that an MP gets £65k in pay + expenses + whatever profit they make on the property they bought with a tax payer funded mortgage.
    No wonder the housing bubble has never burst.

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  27. 91
    Downtrodden Briton says:

    Camoron — Sack the fucking bitch today — why have’t you done so already — you weak t(u)rd

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    • 94
      C O (Ξ7n) says:

      Cameron cannot afford further destabilization of his government.

      Parliament cannot really afford further (criminal) scandal either.

      It would be better for Cameron to nip this in the bud, but given what M’illers brief has been, he will then be fair game for L’abour to accuse of caving in to the demands of the media.

      Leaving her where she is he has calculated is the least bad option.

      That may yet prove to be a miscalculation : Dave can be relied on for faulty political arithmetic.

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      • 111
        Mind the gap says:

        If he just closed her useless (and very expensive) Department down, she would have to cede her ministerial perks and be returned to the anonymity of the back benches. Two birds with one stone….

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        • 126
          C O (Ξ7n) says:

          True.

          The only reason Cameron cannot do that is because the civil service have his balls in a vice.

          Would be good if he did though as it could make Miliband’s relationship with the Unions more muddled to the electorate. That’s a third bird to your stone ;-)

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          • A cunt among cunts says:

            I think that I see a flaw in your logic.

            Cameron doesn’t have any balls.

            He’s a flabby, useless piece of shit.

            With no balls.

            At all.

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          • C O (Ξ7n) says:

            The ad-hominem conceals the fact that Cameron is ultimately at the mercy of the civil service as he has no real leverage over them.

            However, your choice of phrasing is a more visceral polemic of this sorry fact.

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      • 120
        Bye bye says:

        Good job we have the internet , this will be reused against Camoron next month and in 2015, we lost so will these vile people.

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  28. 92
    One Term Dave (dragging the Tories to the nearest gay bar) says:

    I’m unconcerned Nick Clegg appeared to emerge as the loser from his second debate with the Nigel Farage as both men hold extreme views on the EU.

    Bloodly goose stepping NAZIs the pair of them!

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  29. 97
    C.O.Jones says:

    When the directors of a listed company buy or sell their own shares they have to declare publicly their buys/sells.

    Surely we can get politicians to do the same with their properties?

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    • 99
      C.O.Jones says:

      After all, they have 100% of ownership and profits and we have the costs.

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    • 101
      C O (Ξ7n) says:

      Why not just remove mortgages from being legitimate expenses ?

      It would be cheaper for the government to purchase properties across L’ondon itself and make these available for those MPs which have a legitimate need for second accommodation in L’ondon for Parliamentary business.

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      • 110
        Observant says:

        No, what we want is a block of these Japanese capsule hotels:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel

        One or two of the more ‘upholstered’ MPs might want to go home instead.
        Thieving b’stards.

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      • 113
        C.O.Jones says:

        You only had to look at the expenses scandal to see what these troughers were up to, every single loophole was an opportunity to deceive and claim ignorance after the event was exposed.

        The word thief has a different meaning when its usage pertains to activity in the HoC.

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        • 124
          C O (Ξ7n) says:

          Agree.

          Think also the word fraud is interpreted slightly differently as well by the HoC.

          It is up to the more responsible members of the House to ensuring a higher moral tone is upheld: If they do not do that then they will find themselves to be the biggest losers.

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          • Nigel Evans says:

            Of course

            We all need to find a moral compass

            Where can I find one please?

            Can I buy one on expenses?

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  30. 102
    Downtrodden Briton says:

    The dishonourable self serving bastards will never impose limits on their own thieving.

    We need a lynch mob to start hanging, drawing and quartering them.

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  31. 116
    The Regulator says:

    As Maria fell to the floor with a large hole in her head. I thanked the AK47 for bringing this matter to an end.

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  32. 127
    The British media are cunts says:

    Funny that Harriet Harpic seems very quiet on this matter.

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  33. 128
    Peter Bone says:

    Maria Miller should have resigned. The culture of greed and impunity is back at the heart of British politics http://tgr.ph/1fAlnkf

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  34. 131
    Ava Recall (Miss) says:

    ¡ɹəʌə – sıɥʇ op oʇ əlqɐ uəəq ɹəʌəu əʌɐɥ ı

    But honestly folks. Next year you can vent your wrath and get rid of any troughers. There will be plenty of tactical voting sites. Let’s be clever and remove the pigs.

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    • 137
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      tactical voting is the wrong thing to do if you consider the longer term

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  35. 132
    Anonymous says:

    Get this load of noses in the public purse out vote UKIP .
    By the way havent they yet understood there is no such thing anymore as ” a good day to bury bad news ” Ms Miller please take note and go .
    Im off out to buy a packet of Black Russians or those pretty coloured cocktail ciggies we all used to smoke in the 60s this is after 30 years of giving up the weed.

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  36. 138
    The British media are cunts says:

    I notice that the media, especially the BBC are VERY quiet on this matter. Why? Oh hang on we can’t hang one of the sainted females now can we?

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  37. 140
    Nigel Porrige says:

    Join me, on ITV, next week when I debate the merits of the EU with Herman Van Rompuy.

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  38. 145
    Bill Quango MP says:

    I know you are all upset at this troughing but I do have a sensible solution.
    If the UK had a constitution like the Yanks.

    So right at the start we can understand that “Our elected representatives will thieve as much as possible…We hold this truth to be self evident.”

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    • 149
      Squeaker says:

      Like the City

      When you have self-regulation, you have generalised white washing, hand wringing and wrist slapping

      Nothing to see here, pass on your way, pleb

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  39. 147
    MichaelMaggs says:

    Our lawmaker in the last 2 weeks have scored up.
    One on trial for male rape.
    One accused of illegal drugs
    Peter Bones who.s mother has disappeared £130,000
    And now this

    For a workforce of 600 there is a disproportionate number of convicted criminals
    And worse SO SO many who are let off by The Attorney General and his bag carrier.the D of PP these are political appointees and clearly ‘Kissing Cousin’s’.

    So much for transparency.

    They can vent their bile on the police all they like but when the foul mouthed Andrew Mitchell tries to demand a policeman not enforce a Parliamentary Order, then their conduct will be challenged. The haven’t worked it out yet, the Police are not like all those regulators that have fleeced us, they don’t work for politicians.

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  40. 150
    MichaelMaggs says:

    Our lawmaker in the last 2 weeks have scored up.
    One on trial for male r@pe.
    One accused of illegal drugs
    Peter Bone whose mother has disappeared £130,000
    And now this

    For a workforce of 600 there is a disproportionate number of convicted criminals
    And worse SO SO many who are let off by The Attorney General and his bag carrier.the D of PP these are political appointees and clearly ‘Kissing Cousin’s’.

    So much for transparency.

    They can vent their bile on the police all they like but when the foul mouthed Andrew Mitchell tries to demand a policeman not enforce a Parliamentary Order, then their conduct will be challenged. The haven’t worked it out yet, the Police are not like all those regulators that have fleeced us, they don’t work for politicians.

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