April 15th, 2014

Farage Lays Into Times Editor and Fink

A very grumpy Farage has directly attacked Times Editor John Witherow and Danny Finkelstein:

Guido is not sure ‘well I haven’t murdered anyone’ is the best line of defence…


  1. 1
    *yawn* says:

    Trough, trough, trough, trough, trough, trough, trough, trough…


    • 3
      Good old Nige says:

      VOTE UKIP!



      • 5
        David Cameron says:

        even criminals tell the truth sometimes Nigel


        • 64
          Smiley says:

          Murdoch must be paying you big shekels for these pieces Guido – you fucking oirish c’unt.

          Keep it up though as it just keeps on increasing the UKIP vote.


        • 143
          Anonymous says:

          “No hotlinking please. ”


          noscript is warning of an XSS attempt,

          Get your act together Guido!


      • 8
        morbs says:

        Time to see Farage with a piggy nose. What are you waiting for Guido?


      • 131
        broderick crawford says:

        Cayman Islands ? They ‘re yesterdays haven now Cammo s done a deal with all the Caribbean dependencies for information exchange.

        Surely Panama is the new bolthole now ( not to mention Vanuatu , Labuan and Mauritius –so we won’t)


    • 17
      The boy david says:

      I see David Steel is keeping is mouth firmly shut in the light of the revelations about the serial Pa*******e in his party Cyril Smith. Yes just you keep your gob shut David, just like you did all those years ago when Smith was running amok. You are a fucking disgrace.


      • 34
        Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

        The moral compass of the LibDems
        1. Jeremy Thorpe – Pillow biting
        2. Cyril Smith – Little Boys
        3. Steele recommended Smith for his Knighthood
        4. Paddy Pants Down
        5. Charles Kennedy – drunk
        6. Mark Oaten – Don’t go there
        7. Lembit Opik – Little Girls
        8. Chris Huhne – Congenital liar and sexual pervert
        9. David Laws – Liar and thief
        10. Lord Reynard – Sexual pervert
        11. Mike Hancock – Sexual pervert
        12. Nick Clegg – Congenital liar, he claimed he hadn’t been told about Smith, Hancock and Reynard
        13. Jo Swinson : The new definition for hypocrisy for all her support for the LibDem women during the Reynard affair
        14. Simon Hughes lied about his sexuality in his initial election campaign to defeat Tatchell
        15. Kingston Councillor Derek Osbourne jailed for 2 year for Child Porn offences
        16. Vince Cable – The new definition for political loyalty
        17. Tim Farron – the LibDems’ Brutus about as trustworthy as a PPI salesman

        Who are the 7% who are still planning to vote LibDems, are you all perverts and liars


        • 47
          Nick Clegg says:

          Those 7% can be found in the House of Commons Library.


        • 75
          The Cumbrian says:

          By all accounts in Cumbrian, Mr Farron’s sexual preferences are very unclear.


        • 84
          My Dick says:

          Why else vote (pervert) LibDem, you know it makes sense.


        • 94
          Oleg the orrible says:

          This Tatchell?
          No wonder the LibDems don’t go to Russia?


        • 108
          SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

          I suppose Hancock and Reynard could be described as sexual perverts in the context of this parliament, they had an interest in women!!!


          • thostids says:

            Certainly, by definition, they are in a very tiny minority but in the inclusive language that justified the perverse concept of homosexual “marriage”, they’re all perverts together. You never know. Caretaker Cameron might get the pride for Polygamy. Archbishop Justintime is bound to go for it. Indeed, why stop there.


        • 127
          lojolondon says:

          Lib Dems is the natural home for people who like to have sex with the disadvantaged.


        • 134
          LewdLuke says:

          Just a few Lib-Dem peccadilloes coming to light. No. 2 only allegedly spanked a few young boys’ bums. No big deal – surely? Goes on all the time in the House.


        • 136
          Anonymous says:

          Who was it who pulled the police off Smith? Those people do need a noose around their neck.


      • 82
        My Dick says:

        More PIE eaters.


    • 22
      BBC Newsroom says:

      We can still use this to smear UKIP. Let’s go with “Questions are being asked about Nigel Farage’s expenses”


    • 124
      Corporal Jones says:

      He doesn’t like it up ‘im.


  2. 1
    Piers F-D says:

    Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me.

    So Nigel’s an expenses cheat. What a surprise.


    • 55
      Anonymous says:

      Except he isn’t. These are allowances, paid at a flat rate. Nige could have spent it on coke and hookers (as many MEPs do) and he’d still be in the clear.

      Pressing this will result in an almighty climbdown for the journos, so why are they doing it?


      • 73
        Observant says:

        Because they are so desperate to smear UKIP prior to the EU election next month.
        We’re going to see an awful lot of shit flinging in the next 37 days – on the basis that if you fling enough some will stick. I think the electorate have become more savvy about this and quite a lot of the flying ordure will have the effect of raising UKIP’s profile rather than the effect they desire.


        • 86
          Labour is the nasty party. says:

          The only party smearing UKIP is Labour as the Conservatives are expected
          to come third anyway in the European Elections.


      • 76
        Lets get real. says:

        On that argument the rules that applied in the House of Commons had not been broken, does not make it right, the man is a slimy shit, lets be frank and he does not like being exposed as the piggy trougher he is, he threw the accusations but cannot take it when he is shown up.


        • 98
          Winston says:

          No, you are wrong. MPs were making fraudulent and exaggerated claims. MEPs get fixed allowances.


        • 101
          Observant says:

          Er, actually please do get real.
          A claimed expense is not an allowance.


        • 119
          Anonymous says:

          You are flat wrong. You are either a Tory shill or you haven’t taken the time to look.

          This is no technicality, it is an outright lie by the times. They will be caught out on it.


      • 80
        Panto Wedding Planner(bankrupt) says:

        All so sick of a whining welsh tosser ex squeaker probably. BTW, 130k should have been easily saved by a late fifties single male whose doting mother has died. So we won’t be paying your QC costs, wanka.


        • 140
          thostids says:

          Seeing that he voted in 2011 for the revocation of the provision for those acquitted of all charges to be paid the costs of their Defence from Central Funds, he should stop whining.


    • 112
      Jim says:

      What a Man. Telling what was a major newspaper how morally disgraceful it is just before an election.
      If he wins he obviously wants to win with clean hands and he is not going to suck up to anybody just to curry favour.
      Have not seen this high standard from a Politician for years.
      However the Media are unified in their views and they will get him before the Election.


  3. 4
    all the world says:

    Watched this on bbc news – they dont understand the difference between expenses and allowances.
    Bunch of numpties – give it to em nige.


  4. 5
    Maria Miller says:

    It’s only a witch hunt,Nigel,Ducky.


  5. 7
    Dirk Diggler says:

    Clown Prince Nige.


  6. 9
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, he’s been flushed out now and on the run, resorting to desperate rearguard attacks to provide cover.

    We know he didn’t murder anyone but we don’t know why he took £60,000 for his office but it was rent free.

    It’s straight out of the Dennis MacShane handbook, shoot the messenger rather than explain what you did with the money.


    • 13
      Peter Bone -Trougher says:

      That’s good that is,very good indeed.

      Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha


      • 21
        still it could be worse says:

        if you have an allowance for travel air business class but travel economy that is allowed but if you claim the expenses of a business class seat while travel economy that is fiddling.


      • 118
        Broken GPS says:

        Andrew, why don’t you do us all a huge favour and just effiong off and stop wasting our precious bandwidth with your bullshyte.


    • 16
      Nermal says:

      Farage did not take £60,000 for his office, there is no allowance paid for running an office. Fixed amount paid that can be spent on anything from mobile phones etc to publications staff etc.


    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      Was the £60,000 to pay his rent or just an amount paid so that he could have an office but how it’s spent is up to Nigel.

      Back in the 80’s when working in Africa, I was paid £50 pounds a day living allowance instead of expenses – if it cost more then tough on me if it cost less then a local charity was very happy (as I did not need the money). But that’s the way the system worked. If I understand correctly MEPS do not get expenses but allowances and the details of how it’s spent is up to to Nigel, if Nigel does not want to spend all of this allowance on a fancy office he is not allowed to ask for a smaller allowance it’s a one size fits all.


      • 57
        non taxable pikey says:

        Per Diem, makes it worthwhile working in West Africa, and what keeps the offshore oil industry in personnel.


      • 66
        Sue Denim says:

        Me too. I used to get a daily allowance. What I spent it on (or not) was entirely up to me. My company did not care. In certain circumstances, I was obliged to provide receipts for purchases. As long as I did, and it was a reasonable price for a valid expense, then it was reimbursed. If I tried to claim for something not permitted or at a ridiculous price, it would be rejected.


  7. 10
    Nermal says:

    I think that the Times will be paying out soon, like they did with Ashcroft when the times was supporting labour.


    • 81
      Ho Hum says:

      I suspect Guido will be in the frame too.

      It’s taken this blog hours to provide any response from Farage, having earlier posted without any balance the Times allegations.

      Given how Guido was boasting recently that this was the UK’s most read political blog, he’s provided handy ammo for Farage’s legal team.


      • 120
        Broken GPS says:

        That’s right – it WAS the most read political blog, but that was some time ago before he knelt before that crooked Australian or American whatever he is now.

        Shame really as this place used to provide hours of fun and, more importantly, enlightenment.


  8. 11
    sixupman says:

    Hatchet job – to counter the failure of the Clegg/Farage set-up?


  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    “Farage Lays Into Times Editor and Fink”
    In other news, an MRi scanner and voluntary interrogation could resolve all these claims and counter claims in no time flat. So why no takers?


  10. 14
    UKIP 4 ALL says:

    The establishment is frightened and it is lashing out in the only way a corrupt establishment knows how.

    It is employing the political muck spreader getting its stooge media to throw enough muck in the hope some will stick.

    This isnt about EU expenses because all the parties do the same thing, this is about trying to smear UKIP just before the May elections.

    Almost all of the accusations are hearsay and rumour and unfounded unfair Chinese whispers.



    • 20
      Fuck off Roop says:



    • 69
      Apthorpe says:

      Indeed, the prospect of a strong UKIP showing in May will cause problems for the LiBLabCon cabal. UKIP can’t win of course but that is not the issue but it can cause Dave and Helium Ed a problem of policy change in the run up to the GE that they want to avoid as they have no intention of carrying through and substantive reform of our relation to the EU, totally the opposite in fact.

      To be honest I’m not bothered if Farage has had his nose in the trough the key point is voting UKIP is the only protest show in town and if you miss it you’ll be sorry. The key is to move the position of the Conservative Party and a strong UKIP showing in May will be a good way to kick it off.


      • 85
        Observant says:

        + many – completely agree.


      • 113
        DynoRod Dave, Shitshifter to the Clergy says:

        Yes. Exactly.


      • 116
        Jim says:

        No these people are relying on voters lack of knowledge to smear this man. The more you say there is no smoke without fire the more successful they are. By linking two different systems of payment they are trying to link UKIP to the UK Politicians and everybody knows how crooked they are when it comes to expenses.
        Hatchet job done.


    • 117
      Nigel for Prime Minister says:

      You are so right. Just recall after the first Clegg/Farage debate. All those journalists etc within the Westminster bubble said, confidently, that Clegg won easily one suggesting that because Farage sweat a great deal he lost! BUT as soon as THe SUN published their telephone opinion poll, which later was vindicated by others, the same hypocritical journalists and hangers on could not get over the fact that THEY, like the LibLabCon Party within Westminster, are detached from the people.

      Guido, I am sorry to say, has fallen into the same trap with his constant denigration of Ukip.


  11. 15
    still it could be worse says:

    It’s like water off a duck house’s back


  12. 18
    Robert Feal-Martinez says:

    So a convicted Fraudster. The Times really are desperate to save Cameron.


  13. 19
    Nigel Evans says:


  14. 23
    Admiral Urquhart says:

    Winkle stein needs to stick to footsie stats. Yo vey.


  15. 24
    Mike Newland says:

    They’ve done this too close to the election. It simply looks like an electoral spoiler operation.


  16. 28
    Nigel says:

    Outrageous. I would never use the Cayman islands. Too unreliable when you can get numbered accounts in Marshall Islands.


  17. 29
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    Sticking the boot in D’anny F’ink needs to be done repeatedly.

    The guy is an idiot.

    Has he spun any of this onto his refugee parents who were persecuted by UKIP before they came to this country, yet ?


    • 67

      The guy is not an idiot. I happen to know, albeit from a while ago.

      But it is distressing to see him behaving like one here. That is the problem in having a paymaster.

      It is also the problem in once having had a large audience with a lot of varied feedback to a small one with a limited gene pool. Such has the Times become. Maybe there was no other way. It is dying like the rest of them.


      • 95
        C O (Ξ7q1) says:

        Was going on his recent input on the BBC, and latest work.

        Agree that he is under an editorial kosh (although he himself is an executive editor…), but that doesn’t cover him for his recent commentary elsewhere, which was a bit: WTF ?

        Might be instructive to find out precisely who his paymaster really is.

        Being ennobled by Cameron for his prior failures politically (it would seem, and that includes advising H’ague and O’sborne back in early 2000’s) also does not enhance his image much.


        • 123
          The view from Haifa says:

          Vy you are askink zat qvestion? Hmm? Answer, boy, I vant to know. Oy vey iz zere no let up to all zis pressure?


  18. 32
    blont gurl says:

    hell hath no fury


  19. 33
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Well, I haven’t been shoving my hands down men’s pants while blind drunk

    Or partaking in industrial-scale ch1ld abus3

    Or putting my mortgage on exes to the tune of £45k

    Or ballsing up Ukraine

    Or letting two blokes walk up the aisle in a dress.


    • 44
      Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

      Precisely – the political establishment are in panic mode


    • 45
      Anon says:

      You are therefore unfit to be an MP.



    • 88
      Apthorpe says:

      Give Dave and his Heathite fellow travelers a shock and vote UKIP in May. Best chance you’ll have that have to let rip. You’re paying for the show anyway might as well have a laugh at them for once.


  20. 35
    Maria Miller says:

    Good Morning to all of you BumSexers out there on this lovely,sunny day.


  21. 37
    • 63
      Persona non grata says:

      Bet there will be no takers, the might look at others accounts. That’s a can of worms they don’t want opened.


  22. 39
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP


  23. 40
    Winston says:

    Perhaps its time for us ex-Tory activists to start releasing what we know. Tory MEPs claim full office allowances for fake offices, often their local constituency office. They do this in the Finchley and Golders Green office, where they own the Freehold of building. Are the Times or Guido interested? Or are you going to delete the post? I also have homophobic emails rants from Tories about the local gay MP. Do you want to see them?


  24. 41
    Steve Miliband says:

    Bit more smug shoutiness should do it


  25. 43
    David Steel says:

    Go home and prepare for cover up.


  26. 46
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    ‘well I haven’t murdered anyone’

    Give it time ol’ son.


  27. 49
  28. 50
    Holiday over says:

    So £60k is less than Miller’s £45k. Oh dear.


  29. 51
    carlo gambino says:

    blah… UKIP new kind of politics… blah… liblabcon… blah…establishment striking back… blah…

    Vote UKIP


  30. 53
    Admiral rodney says:

    Does Clogg not recall Spanker Cyrillic taking his pants down as a young member?


  31. 58
    C.O.Jones says:

    Expect more of this nonsense in the run up to the euro elections. They can accuse Farage of anything they want in the full knowledge that any redress in the courts could only come after the elections are long gone.
    But by then the damage will have been done.

    It is getting dirty.


  32. 59
    Panto Wedding Planner says:

    After an early flourish the puff wedding business is not sustaining. Only the MPs and their advisors seemed to have any real zeal for this, the benders are mainly maintaining an unusual silence. I am probably ruined and appeal to Vague for government aid, not aids.


  33. 65
    Ho Hum says:

    Just to be clear, Guido, his line of defence was not: ‘well I haven’t murdered anyone’

    A twist here, or there, or doing anything to distort the actual message seems to be the Guido agenda on this.

    Even when purporting to provide balance by finally giving the Farage side of story.

    Starting to look seriously like Cameron’s “three stooges”.

    This piece posted by Guido at 10.41 — only 2-1/2 hours after the BBC (which can never be accused of being impartial) gave the Farage side of the story.

    News flow generally quiet at the moment — could be useful time for the Guido kids to take a journalism course.


  34. 83
    albacore says:

    And, even if he had committed homicide
    Ain’t that summat that Parliament takes in its stride?
    Though, breeding out the British is more in their style
    To please the E U and, of course, make their own pile


  35. 87
    Poor working class says:

    What’s the point in seen elsewhere: you can’t read most of them unless you paŷ a subscription. Oh and lay of farage he is only using the corrupt system of the eu. Have a look at the other mep’s as well.


  36. 89
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    Farage gets my vote!


  37. 90
    Truthteller says:

    LibLabCon are bricking themselves. Ha Ha Ha.


  38. 109
    Ooooo...I didn't see that one coming says:

    No crosshairs, eh Guido? It would be easier bringing down Dave or Milipede than ol’ Nige, I’m afraid as the momentum is picking up. Anyway, enjoy your 30 pieces of silver. I don’t think you realise that you are going to alienate a lot of your followers if you carry on with this stuff. Toodle-pip!


  39. 110
    nigels parachute says:

    Vote ukip or not at all


  40. 111
    Not in my name says:

    Transparent Smear.

    Won’t do them any good despite what overexcited strategy wonks might like to think.


  41. 115
    Not in my name says:

    Oh and it is one of the fixed rate allowances given to all MEP’S, not an expense claim.

    But I suppose that would make for piss poor headlines


  42. 122
    Nick Griffin had a point says:

    Finkelstein – one of those establishment wafflers who operate under the disguise of “journalist”. All his articles are “thought pieces” needing little or no digging…..I’ll bet he’s never reported a chip-pan fire or a road accident or a magistrate court hearing in his life.


  43. 126
    Rupe the Cuckold says:

    He does not deny murdering anyone in the interview.

    A new angle for you, boy.


  44. 128
  45. 129
    Hang all Tories says:

    Farage has agreed for he an UKIP to be independently audited.

    Oh dear ….. if that sets a precedent there will be a lot of snouting Tory and Labour MPs and MEPs shitting themselves now


  46. 137
    The Real Population says:

    Farage is a dirty cheating scumbag. Good to see he’s finally been outed. More please.


  47. 138
    Alexei Romanov says:

    The woman in question has not been charged and has not heard from the Police whereas we all know about the money just not what he has done with it.


  48. 144
    catesby says:

    There needs to be an investigation into the Lords and the absurd cronyism attached to it’s place men. Another political scandal may be afoot. When the Tories are kicked out there wont be many Ministers ‘elevated’ to the Lords as Hague and co will be too busy making millions.


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