May 5th, 2014

Keep in Touch with Guido

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255 Comments

  1. 1
    Brittan of Leon says:

    Any news on Kitty ?

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Or just keep a eye out for guido at drinks at No 10 or cosy dinners with MPs and the corporate bunch.

    Yes that Guido… So anti establishment….

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Welcome to 2009 Guido, now you are on Facebook and Google+

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    • 6
      Hedge Fund manager says:

      Well said. The world has moved on.

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    • 19

      We’ve been there from the beginning.

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    • 23
      BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

      I’ve just go used to having a tablet at home that I don’t have to take twice a day with a glass of water.

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    • 71
      Nerd says:

      ADVICE NEEDED
      Using a Sinclair Spectrum ZX-128 here.

      Anyone know how to fix the tape drive so I can load something more recent than Space Invaders? Just got to level 4 and have been been told it might be a good time to try the internet.

      PS. What’s the internet?

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    • 160
      Real Kitchen Disasters says:

      I have an AEG Favorit 40650. When I turn it on all the lights come on but it doesn’t fill. I have de-activiated the time delay and cleaned all the filters. No joy. Does anyone have any advice?

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  4. 5
    Not Stephen Fry says:

    Only dim fools use twitter.

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    • 101
      The Growler says:

      Too true blue, they are right twits.
      “Follow @GuidoFawkes to keep up with the number one politics source – no other poublication is read by more MPs.” So that is what the little darlings do all day, it is time they started doing what they are being paid for instead of looking at @GuidoFawkes to see if their names are being taken in vain, a bit like the old spitting image, publicly they detested it, but they all except Maggie looked at it. It is a case of, “say what you like about me but say something about me, don’t ignore me, that could explain Boris’s antics.

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  5. 7
    Whiffler says:

    Come on Guido – link to posts for 10, 9, 8 etc years ago

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  6. 8
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    And don’t forget that the public actually get to say lots and lots of things on here – which those in the bubble rarely want to discuss ‘publicly’.

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    • 11
      Ken Clarke says:

      Is this why the name of Leon Britton keeps appearing ?

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      • 22
        EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

        Put it this way – the political circus of journos / presshounds who slither all over Westminster – do know and have known for decades who the most guilty are.

        They all know among themselves – and have become part of the problem as in they proclaim to defend “the public interest” when in reality they are living the big lie.

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        • 68
          Max Clifford's tiny cock says:

          You’re absolutely right, what we need now is a hero…..

          Someone not afraid to look out for the interests of the common man..

          Someone to fight against evil….

          Someone to don a Batman cape and dribble cumloads of anti-sem*tic bollox on this website…

          I salute you…

          Im hayu samim et hamo’ach shelcha b’tarnegol, hu haya ratz yashar l’shochet.

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      • 24
        Brittan of Leon says:

        And Ben Fellows + Kitty .

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      • 84
        Now what..? says:

        Listen to this short interview with Simon Danczuk.

        Particularly the last bit.

        audioboo.fm/boos/2128444-they-described-very-aggressive-abuse-of-boys

        An MP reduced to tears.

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  7. 10
    Navel Gazer says:

    The media love to talk about the media, witness the self-regard and live reporting from the pointless Leveson Inquiry. “Media Guido” is sliding down the same slope.

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    • 12
      Joss Taskin says:

      Are you allowed to say ‘slope’ any more ?

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      • 25
        Basil Fawlty says:

        No, but I think he got away with it.

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        • 41
          BBC Integration and luvvie money, charlie and vaseline distribution Director says:

          No! You may only use wacist terms if you are a vibrant minority efnicly favoured wacist… Er sorry enricher of our culture.

          Do please keep paying your licence fee, or you’ll be banged up with that Clifford nonce. Oh, and don’t forget to buy the Observer, a sthey think we’re brilliant!

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    • 13
      Chilcott says:

      I cannot wait for Leveson Part Two to commence.

      Our Learned Friends could perhaps move a bit faster on the trial front.

      At this rate Mr Jay will have retired from the Bench by the time it starts.

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      • 15
        The Imaginary Inquiry that never actually ever reported its findings says:

        Weren’t you once “someone” ???

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        • 100
          Revenge says:

          Please Mr Chilcott get your act together before the 2015 GE – we cannot go through all that world catastrophe again (not to mention the millions plus dead or displaced and crippled, plus the same causal lot severely trashing the UK economy as an aside)!

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    • 18

      That is sort of the point.

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      • 60
        Handycock, Boss of Bosses, Portsmouth says:

        Hi Guido. This is how I do politics in Portsmouth which I am still running despite all this whip nonsense.

        http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/new-owners-reveal-plans-for-south-parade-pier-1-6039075

        The entrepreneurs who wish to remain anonymous are obviously my boys. This is another business opportunity in the city, that I have provided, where they can launder their ill gotten gains, and then afterwards show their gratitude to me and the Lib Dems, as usual. Boaz.

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        • 72
          Grant Murphy says:

          Down Handy boy. We know you are up for re-election in May but you don’t want to give me and the boys away as a result, that would be really counterproductive. Button it please. Boaz.

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  8. 17
    T S Eliot says:

    Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

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  9. 20
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    LIBDEMS WILL SAY ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED. GET OVER IT.

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  10. 26
    The British media are cunts says:

    Can MP’s actually read? If they can here’s a message on behalf of the people of England.

    Fuck off the lot of you.

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  11. 27
    Owen Jones says:

    As it’s a wank holiday I’ll leave my penis alone today..maybe look out the window or something.

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    • 30
      Ed Stalinbrand says:

      Giving the Kellogg’s Frosties a miss then? You do know why cornflakes were invented?

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    • 31
      A view from Owen Jones's window says:

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      • 35
        Owen Jones says:

        Not a lot going on from what I can see….bugger it I’ll have a wank.

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        • 171
          Master Bates says:

          Owen said I should sit on my hand first so it feels like someone else is doing it, but it didn’t work when the wife wanted me to paint the kitchen.

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      • 39
        Do me another says:

        I thought Venezuela was on a Socialists, holiday to goto list, with all that oil, I would have thought the people were living in a first world country and were being looked after, are you saying it’s turned into another socialist sh1thole, good job we only had 13years of the socialists turning this country into a basket case, god help the USA if they end up with another socialist president, you get what you vote for, you vote sh1t you get sh1t

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        • 56
          broderick crawford says:

          Do we all know that Venezuela is now allegedly home to the LARGEST POTENTIAL OIL RESERVES IN THE WORLD — bar none !

          Bigger than USA Russia , Norway , UAE AbuDhabi , Saudi, Brunei etc.

          So where has all of it gone ??

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          • C O (Ξ7t1) says:

            Chavez spent most of the future revenues building his socialist paradise.

            Production costs have gone up since they nationalized all the foreign owned oil firms, Ch!na and Russ!a have recently moved in to ‘repair’ that.

            The type of oil they produce – heavy sour – is not exactly prime. Lots of it, but not much use for light distillates which command the best prices.

            In any case, the government now is looking to maximize revenue from oil exports – in part because they have to in order to settle Chavez’s legacy commitments – but this is with tacit approval of consumer nations as they would prefer to consume the export rather than see it used domestically.

            This flip side is what is causing the trouble as the government has to collapse the middle classes in order to curtail development and hence see increases in domestic consumption. The protests are the young middle classes opposing that.

            Owen Jones, D’iane A’bbott and other Labour figures support the regime which is implementing this. They did much the same in the UK when last in power when they skewered the education system and saddled the UK with massive debt.

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          • Spartacus says:

            Nothing to do with the united States destabilising the country because Venezuela preferred to sell their oil to China – rather than give it away to the states.

            As to heavy sour, then why are they going after TAR sands in Canada?

            And Lacq have the biggest piles of sulphur I have seen.

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          • C O (Ξ7t1) says:

            No, the US have not been destabilizing V’enezuela.

            That is dis-information being put out mainly by one of V’enezuela’s new backers – R’ussia.

            R’ussia itself, through C’uba, has bigger motivation to destabilize in respect of Ch!na’s supply, as evidenced by recent events in both V’enezuela and oil deals which have been conveniently signed now between Ch!na and R’osneft.

            R’ussia has been fully engaged through its proxy in order to avoid antagonizing the US re. Monroe doctrine.

            Tar sands are being exploited in C’anada as they were economic to extract. That situation is changing now as US fracked oil / gas begins to come on line.

            Heavy sour has its uses: One can make fuel from it, and plastics etc. However, the yield of light distillates required to oil machine tools etc. is much less. The availability of those light distillates to the US roughly track its own de-industrialization.

            It should be noted that the main refiners for heavy sour are in the US. This commercial reality counters the myth that the US has been engaged in destabilization of nearby producer nations, however, does confirm where a red line exists in terms of development in nearby producer nations exists for the US.

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          • Yankee-Go-Home says:

            No, the US have not been destabilizing V’enezuela…

            Bloody Yanks destabilize any country including the UK

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          • Spunkmeyer says:

            Venezuala, like other countries, is ‘influenced’ by the States, be it good or bad.

            Influence, in this case, is like gravity….the closer you are, the more it’s going to fuck you up.

            De-stabilizing is too fierce a description.

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          • C O (Ξ7t1) says:

            Check on-line for the pictures of the C’uban flag flying at V’enezuelan airports etc. recently and the evidence of C’uban influence showing itself in V’enezuela’s government.

            Cuba acts as a proxy for R’ussia still: It is no coincidence that a R’ussian spy ship was moved to H’avana earlier this year before this kicked off.

            That and M’aduro’s post C’havez continuity policies are destabilizing the country. What is being seen is the forcible destruction of the middle class. (Note also that the real violence has only commenced since the barrio’s are starting to oppose the government…)

            R’ussia is engaged in a multi-front war at the moment – U’kraine is apparently the closest to the UK, but they are very obviously active in S’yria, and of course central / south A’merica.

            The US is being remarkably restrained at present, perhaps strategy, or more likely because they cannot safely act as a result of S’nowden’s espionage.

            At the very least, S’nowden will be confirming the intel that the R’ussian’s successfully acquired in Canada.

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          • I feel foreign in my own country says:

            A

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  12. 28
    Ed Stalinbrand says:

    When I become PM we will nationalise the media – starting here.

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    • 33
      Do me another says:

      G will make a fortune and within three months, the wind will be blowing around the servers, the only hits on the blog will be the millions made by the IT changing the format to try and recover us mongs who inhabit the darker corners of this place.

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  13. 32
    Marina Hyde says:

    British media are a disgrace

    Perhaps Guido just wants to prove the point

    Just look at its treatment of Farage and Ukraine

    One sided hysterical horse shit

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    • 38
      The British media are cunts says:

      Add in that nasty white man Jeremy Clarkson as well.

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    • 46
      Ellie-Mae (9) says:

      Guido set out on the guidoisation of politics, and the MSM are having to follow. Can’t deny his success or else why bother being on here?

      Well OK you can’t actually comment on “comment is free”, but I think I’d rather be a window-licker here than a grauniad disciple.

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      • 52
        Wikipedia says:

        The term “window-licker” as applied to a commenter at this blog was coined by none other than Derek Draper, who seems mysteriously to have dropped off the radar. He was previously also known as Psycho the Rapist, psychotherapy being the occupation he took up after he inflicted a series of disasters on the Labour Parteh [citation needed].

        Mr Draper is 46.

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

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      • 74
        Ockham's Razor says:

        I don’t think they have disciples on the Grauniad.

        They have bicycles, I think, because they are always pedalling something dangerous.

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        • 133
          I've left better journalism on Andrex than the Grauniad can muster each edition, and Andex is softer says:

          Even at her age, it always seems as if Polly is on some sort of hormonal cycle when it comes to anything that isn’t left wing.

          Is her new column going to be called Polly’s blob strop?

          Just out of interest, how often is she asked about the wonderful advice her grandfather gave to the then PM about a certain Mr. Schicklgruber’s sincerity?

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  14. 37
    Boko Haram says:

    Virgins for sale not what I would describe as a whiter shade of pale but virgins non the less.

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    • 45
      Cinna says:

      I expect there will be the usual fuss about these people not being true followers of their medieval, misogynous religion. Watch out for it on the BBC.

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  15. 40
    Nigel Farage says:

    Literally when I thought life couldn’t get any worse….I drop a full tube of Pringles on the floor.

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    • 47
      The BBC PR dept says:

      Aha, UKIP leader in food tantrum…yesssss, unstable Nigel Farage hurls food in a sudden outburst.

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      • 62
        Sue Denim says:

        Not in your wildest dreams could you ever describe Pringles as “food”.

        They are actually made from the floor sweeping of various “snack” factories so I think you will find they were just going home.

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      • 148
        White rabbit says:

        Racist, foodist and tubist. Completely unacceptable in a modern democracy and when we’re, err I mean Ed, err I mean the Labour party are in power no one will be able to talk to him, or about him. Because they just won’t… Right !

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    • 64
      non taxable pikey says:

      Pringles 36% Fat, been larding up Britain for the last 25 years. Floor is the bestlace for them.

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    • 172
      Michael Crick says:

      I bet there weren’t any black Pringles in the tube

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  16. 50
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    Chris Huhne. A man who manages to make other politicians look honest, trustworthy, and in touch with the public by comparison.

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  17. 51
    Chilcot says:

    Can I come out now?

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    • 59
      Marina Hyde says:

      Are you gay as well?

      That might explain the unnatural way the enquiry hss been handled…

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    • 108
      Old Nick Heavenly (alive and kikin) says:

      not until you have finished your homework

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  18. 54
    Patrick Mercer says:

    Hamas to kids: Shoot all J*ws

    http://dlvr.it/5Zh6M9

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  19. 57
    Ukfucked says:

    Stop Press: Nigerian warlord sells slaves to Whitey. It is the year of Our Lord 1723.

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  20. 63
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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  21. 70
    The British media are cunts says:

    I notice that the BBC have been giving Huhne airtime to bleat on but for some reason the BBC failed to mention he is a convicted crook.

    Odd as when the BBC get a Tory on who is a former crim they ALWAYS remind people of that fact.

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    • 78
      Dan Hodges Cat says:

      There’s a word that describes when one left winger stabs another left winger in the back.
      C*nticide.

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      • 92

        Comment of the day.

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      • 95
        C O (Ξ7t1) says:

        Methinks, DHC, that your owner needs to re-adjust his ‘temporal suspension of disbelief’ rhetoric and focus it on despite it being 2014, warlords in Af!ca are still stealing girls and wanting to sell them into the sex slave trade for hard currency.

        I mean, after his recent expressed shock about other counter-progressive issues, he should demonstrate his own implied progressive credentials by making us aware of the temporal implications of recent events in Afr!ca.

        Failure to do this would imply that the arch-progressive, Mickey Mouse, in his pre-war propaganda personification, would in fact be commissioning a Dan Hodges watch in order to express his own disbelief that Dan is capable of displaying such naked discrimination in this day and age.

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        • 97
          Dan Hodges Cat says:

          Being a bl*ck cat Dan watches what he says around me,fuck knows what goes on in his head.
          By the way did I hear you mention a mouse?

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      • 155
        Funambulist says:

        Pesticide works well too.

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      • 219
        hgkv says:

        cvntricide.

        why are comments of the day usually shite

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  22. 73
    More evidence, as though it were needed says:

    This horrifying development is yet more evidence that it IS the religion of r*pe and mass murder.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27283383

    Sadly, this post will most likely be deleted very quickly, as Guido’s been deleting all comments relating to this delightful ideology lately. For what reason, I don’t know. I wonder if he’s had threats from the followers of this very peaceful ideology.

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    • 77
      illogical says:

      No problem, [I would imagine].
      On Guido’s twitter feed, his mentioning the story has many up in arms.
      Bad Taste! Bad taste!
      Who in their right minds with the exception of a Miliband parrot brings the possibility of cannabalism and the absence of nutritional benefits into a sad story such as this?

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      • 81
        Too busy fucking to invent the wheel says:

        Got my mind on the pussy and the pussy on my mind…Koran? yeh whatever man.

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    • 79
      Trolling for points says:

      I suspect its because your comments are devoid of any intellectual reasoning what so ever. Note even a bit, you’ve literally just picked up a BNP leaflet and forgot about google. Or do you get all your view points from you tube comments.

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      • 90
        More evidence, as though it were needed says:

        It’s more the case that you’re the typical clueless politically correct leftie apologist twat who conveniently ignores all the atrocities committed by m*****s so that you can continue the propaganda that it’s a peaceful religion. All the girls mutilated, forced into arranged marriages, murdered in honour killings, and all the ordinary people blown up in suicide bombings don’t fall within your radar of concern. It’s much more right-on to talk about the evil imperialist West and scream I****ophobia than to confront the sickening reality of what this murderous ideology invented by a lunatic child r*pist in the 7th century has done to the world.

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        • 141
          One man gets Gabriel's message from Grod, but his wife has to help him write it down IS not wrong! says:

          I like the return to basic values that being a “Mickey” gives me, efendi.

          We started as slavers in that part of the world, selling blackey to whitey, and we are still in business hundreds and hundreds of years later.

          Boko Haram and the religion of pees….. Never knowingly undersold.

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        • 244
          Trolling for points says:

          You’d say that but I’m not one for tarring all Muslims with the same brush because of some fucktards doing this crazy shit.

          You forget it was lefties that invaded in Afghanistan to challenge these extremist bastards. You forget that it’s Tony Blair a member of the Fabians society who recently called for us to challenge extremist Islam.

          Any ideology which calls for murder and is at odds with our values should be challenged.

          Your problem is you are to busy being scared of all Muslims to pick out the extremists. You fall into the age old trap of ignorance and defend your ignorance by repeating the comments of others.

          Religion like political dogma is used to justify heinous acts, its nothing new. To claim that Islam has some kind of monopoly on this is ridiculous.

          If knew me at all you’d know I am anything but politically correct.

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      • 96
        Too busy fucking to invent the wheel says:

        Religious,political or socio economic uprising if it involves gang rape count me in.
        Cause I got my mind on the pussy and the pussy on my mind.

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  23. 76
    Paulus_the_woodgnome says:

    Breaking NEWS…

    The max clifford who was sent down and now languishes in prison is in fact a look-a-likey. The real Max was secretly flown out by Lear jet to an unknown destination near the azores.

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  24. 80
    Lost in Clacton says:

    Has Maria Miller been arrested yet ?

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  25. 85
    jgm2 says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27272330

    What ‘senior Labour figure’ would that be then?

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  26. 86
    Curious says:

    What is the % threshold for the Conservative vote on 22nd. May below which the headless chickens will chuck Cockerel Dave off the dung heap?

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    • 93
      If Scotland is anything to go by 1% isn't too low for Cameron to survive says:

      Rather than appeal to what they consider the ‘Populist’ vote the Cons will just give up in England like they have in Scotland.
      A handful of Tory MPs left in parliament occupying the comfy offices vacated by the LibDem cat which has just died.
      I can even see a few licking their lips at the prospect of all the perks with no responsibility.

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  27. 87
    Socialism is theft says:

    In a Yougov poll 56% wanted the railways to be renationalised. In the same poll 56% wanted more magic money trees to be planted.

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    • 169
      Do me another says:

      Maybe HS2 money = nationalisation or no EU, billions saved = nationalisation, both require pigs to fly, as one is EU requirement and the other is politicians requirement to have an EU pension and maybe a good job in the EU or hangers on when they are thrown out of Parliament.

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  28. 94
    Anonymous says:

    The real fascist are at it again.

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    • 102
      BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

      After a knock at the door I found a steaming pile of human excrement on my doorstep.
      I didn’t know Ed Balls was canvasing my area.

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      • 104
        Podiceps says:

        If the BBC can show repeats, so can I:

        Edward Balls
        Answers when Nature calls.
        After he pissed on Obama
        He shat on the Dalai Lama.

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    • 111
      Fruitcake, swivel eyed loon enjoying the utter panic says:

      Woo hoo. A few hundred more votes in the bag.

      Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    • 149
      Two wrongs don't make a right says:

      There is plenty of time betwen now and the election for somebody, anybody, inappropriately of course, to mistunderstand the famous dictum regarding moral behaviour and reciprocate.

      There are lots of Labour Party constituency offices and ever so many constituencies where councillors are nonces, racists, chancers, liars, perverts, thieves and lunatics. I would strongly discourage anyone from adopting game theory’s dictum of ‘t$t-for-t@t’ and breaking the law as a result.

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  29. 98
    Nigel "I'll say anything if it'll get me coverage" Farage speaking there says:

    I was in a shop in Liverpool today.

    All the items had a steal-by date on them

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  30. 109
    Hoo hoo says:

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  31. 113
    Dribbling leftie twat says:

    Is*am is peace! Is*am is peace! Is*am is peace!

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    • 124
      Podiceps says:

      Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
      They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.
      — Calgacus, reported by Tacitus

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    • 126
      Podiceps says:

      (Modded the first time, let’s try again.)
      Auferre, trucidare, raρere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
      They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.
      — Calgacus, reported by Tacitus

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      • 156
        Pliny the Welder says:

        I remember him well. Lovely chap, very bright. Threw a wonderful dinner party.

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  32. 118
    Ed Moribund says:

    What can i pledge to freeze this week ?
    Train fares? That’s a no brainer . I’m doing that.
    car tax? Sure..why not.

    And I think a whole Today program special on the price of lottery tickets freeze.

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  33. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Another Labourite doing what they do best.

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    • 127
      RomaBobbieBooBoo says:

      A dickhead for posting his pic………. must be a ham shanking LibDem with a beard like that!

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    • 136
      IngSoc Labour says:

      FASCIST LABOUR SCUM.

      …at least he’s bright enough to post his info so he can be arrested for incitement to hatred and criminal damage.

      He can always fock off back to Polska

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      • 145
        Fishy says:

        Elections in the UK:

        Illegal practices

        These include:

        paying to take a voter to or from the polling station, or to display posters or notices
        paying money for illegal purposes
        publishing a false statement of fact about one of the candidates
        acting or inciting others to act in disorderly manner at a political meeting
        incurring expenditure above the limit allowed for
        publishing a false statement of a candidate’s withdrawal
        publishing a leaflet or poster etc. without the name and address of the printer and publisher on the front of the document
        issuing imitation poll cards

        Other election offences

        These include tampering with nomination papers or ballot boxes, breaching secrecy requirements and DEFACING ELECTION NOTICES.

        The consequences of being found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices can be imprisonment, a fine or both. The individual could also be banned from holding any elected office for up to five years

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    • 152
      Judge Dreadful says:

      Send him down.

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    • 161
      Do me another says:

      Bit of advice don’t save the image then enlarge it, the idiot is a total tosser, frightening as well.

      Like

    • 162
      C O (Ξ7t1) says:

      I don’t understand this hostility towards democracy.

      Is this the true legacy of 1997-2010 Labour ?

      Like

      • 167
        Cool Hand Luke says:

        They are frightened. Their cosy little world-view is being disrupted.

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        • 176
          C O (Ξ7t1) says:

          Fear I get: Labour scared the hell out of me, particularly when the Maximum Imbecile took over and then refused to go.

          But, that did not prompt me to go around destroying Labour campaign material, except for what was put through my door. And I did not put up a notice asking for such material to be delivered.

          It has not been explained to folk in the UK that when voting for a party in the Euro elections they are really voting for one of the blocs.

          EFD in my opinion is the best choice as it does represent a true libertarian grouping, ignoring the uninformed smears that been made against it.

          Bloc distribution for 2009-2014 Euro Parliament session is here:

          http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/004a50d310/Composition-of-Parliament.html

          I reproduce with some extra detail:

          Pol group   |  Seats
          ---------------------------
          EPP         |   265  (36.0%)
          S&D         |   184  (25.0%)
          ALDE        |    84  (11.4%)
          GREENS/EFA  |    55  ( 7.5%)
          ECR         |    54  ( 7.3%)
          GUE/ NGL    |    35  ( 4.8%)
          EFD         |    32  ( 4.3%)
          NI          |    27  ( 3.7%)
          ----------------------------
          Total       |   736
          

          Where:

          EPP-ED : Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
          PES : Group of the Party of European Socialists
          – Labour
          – SDLP
          ALDE : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
          – Lib Dems
          GREENS/EFA : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
          – Greens
          – SNP
          – Plaid Cymru
          ECR : European Conservatives and Reformists Group
          – Conservatives
          – U’lster Unionists
          GUE/NGL : Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
          – Sinn Fein
          EFD : Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group
          – UKIP
          NI : Non-Inscrit (Not Attached)

          I have indicated UK national parties membership of the blocs excluding the unattached.

          It should be noted that the UK has no representation whatsoever in the dominant EPP-ED.

          This may help some understand some of the subtle dynamics which are being seen in the UK coverage to date – beyond the obvious UKIP smearing.

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          • C O (Ξ7t1) says:

            Did not put up a notice asking for Labour material not to be delivered – it should read above. Would never vote for them, but would not deny them the right to inform me of their manifesto / policies. :-)

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          • Do me another says:

            All Liebour policies and manifesto’s are just dreams, Brown took Liebours EU referendum to court and a tame judge told him so,

            Like

          • Stop this farce says:

            Pompous pricks pretending to be in control of a puppet parliament.

            Self-aggrandizement on a Continetal scale.

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          • C O (Ξ7t1) says:

            The ECR bloc, of which the Conservatives are a member, have comprehensively failed in their apparent goal of seeking reform in Europe.

            The European budget battle success, which David Cameron lied about , is testament to that for the UK people. His lies will have been repeated by the other parties aligned with ECR across Europe.

            That the ECR were defeated, largely by voting by the PES / EPP blocs, demonstrates that even though from a legislation perspective the MEPs are fairly pointless, from voting on ideas forwarded by the executive they can have a real and measured effect.

            Clegg’s attitude of ambivalence is also demonstrated: He doesn’t have to care about the UK Lib Dem parties as the ALDE already have a reasonable representation, and he himself has options as a result.

            EFD may well gain the most, but despite the recent economic mismanagement and problems across the Eurozone, the dominant EPP’s standing may not be affected adversely – perhaps dropping a couple of %.

            Lack of EFD presence in the major EPP countries such as Spa!n, P’ortugal, G’ermany and R’omania are the reason why. !taly voting could affect the EPP numbers negatively the most this year.

            It should be noted that G’ermany accounts for 42 of the EPP seats.

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  34. 123
    Mark Menzies says:

    I like wanking whilst looking at myself in the mirror.

    My driving instructor doesn’t.

    Like

  35. 131
    The Skull Cracker says:

    Just to get things straight after misleading comments on the news.

    One does not escape from open prison. One merely walks through the gate.

    Thank you.

    Like

    • 137
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      It used to be more of a challenge in the old days.

      Like

      • 144
        Curious says:

        When watching this for the umpteenth time, do you ever get the feeling that he has just got to make it over this time?

        Like

      • 165
        Strangely enough says:

        The producer couldn’t get him to wear an American uniform for love nor money in that film but the first chance he got he dressed up as a German.

        Like

  36. 135
    Mongo The Glorious Imbecile, bruin says:

    Fed. Min. of Info. @FMINigeria
    Follow
    British Obama, Chuka Umunna To Lead Trade Mission To Nigeria and Ghana.

    ……………………

    Chukks,

    Can you put in a bid for the girls, use your charm, you know what’s needed. Be careful you don’t get swapped.

    (On the other hand)…..

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  37. 140
    Ed Moribund says:

    I need a new party name.

    I can’t be new labour.
    I could be old labour but that has a failure reek to it.

    So Axelrod is experimenting with

    Labour Zero. it’s like old labour but non debtening.
    LBC 97.3 . labours benefit core, £97.30 a week in handouts.
    Labour lite: socialism, but nanny free!
    I asked the shad cab. They were not impressed.

    Hattie said we need to encourage women voters who currently see me as a bit weird. She suggested

    New Labia.

    Ed balls said the names of the key members should make up the party name.
    Ed from my name, and balls from his..so the Ed Balls party.

    But Axelrod says if you want to get noticed you must use rarely encountered letters in the title. Locke BMW has the X5. And Audi has the Q5.

    So I came up with
    ZANU Labour

    I like it.

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  38. 142
    Ms Beckett aged15 3/4 says:

    I cried when I saw Frosties on sale to the unsuspecting public . I want all Frosties dead.

    Like

  39. 146
  40. 147
    PC 99 says:

    If you’re watching Under Milk Wood you can honestly say that there’s BUGGERALL on the telly!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01x5k4n

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    • 197
      Funambulist says:

      Or the radio dominated by the Dylan Thomasthon. Whoever decided Ian McMillan was a good choice to read anything on the radio? He has a voice ideally suited to a Cistercian monastery.

      Like

    • 240
      Village Idiot says:

      …….I went in a charity shop and bought a dvd for £2,….”Much ado about nothing”…It was lovely,Emma Thompson, Branagh ,Richard Briars,(rip) and a host of others; cheap entertainment!

      Like

  41. 153
    When two tribes go to war says:

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    • 175
      Anonymous says:

      Didn’t realise his Nigerian roots; just where did he steal that watch from?

      Like

    • 200
      Funambulist says:

      Half of a Yellow Sun is a Nigerian film largely financed by the British Film Institute (funded by the bottomless pit known as the British taxpayer.) With our own film industry perpetually struggling, why are we financing Nigerian films?

      Like

    • 225
      Jack ketch says:

      Which side did his family “fight” on?
      The really nice Biafran side led by that brave gentleman Ojukwu who with just a little support from France, South Africa, Total/Elf, Shell and few of the lads from Pretoria and Stockholm or the really nasty side led by Gowon and supported by Harold Wilson, the British Labour Party, The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the BBC, Egypt and American oil companies. The latter perpetrated a genocide of at least a million people.

      Like

  42. 154
    Out & about with the self deceptive socialist nationalist junkie dogshite in Edinburgh shitty says:

    Twitter is for arseholes who think their following a media star when they are following someone who is a paid for moron from some pr company. It is all false! Bullshit!

    Like

  43. 158
    Double Dim Jim on The BBC. says:

    Never watch newsshite. Never on twitter unless it is to rip a leeching perv a brand new arsehole!

    Like

  44. 168
    Bad Night's Telly says:

    My wife thinks Miranda looks like a horse. I think she is more bovine than that.

    Neither of us can ever rememebr anything she has done which was funny.

    Like

  45. 173
    Lest we ever fucking forget says:

    FFS!!!

    Stephen Fry’s on the snooker now!

    Is there nowhere this self publicist won’t fucking go or appear on?

    Like

  46. 179
    Anonymous says:

    Another Labour councillor telling outright lies.

    Like

  47. 185
    The Skull Cracker says:

    I couldn’t take anymore, an endless stream of ex MPs and now Max Clifford. The criminal class is under attack.

    Like

  48. 187
    Cc says:

    Socialism is a form of Autism

    Like

  49. 193
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Two questions for Dave and Theresa :

    1. Whatever is the point in giving a criminal THIRTEEN FUCKING LIFE SENTENCES, then putting him in an open prison, and then giving him a pass to go walkabout in public?

    2. You have been in “power” for four years. Why have you done nothing but encourage such ridiculous PC ConLibLabbing? — ABSOLUTELY FUCK ALL — You useless, gutless bastards.

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  50. 195
    Beeb Bollux Corp. says:

    Shit. We’re confused.

    1. The perpetrators are bleck – Good
    2. They are mozzies – Good
    3. They are freedom fighters – Good
    3. They’ve abducted 200 – Bad
    4. They say the girls are slaves and for sale – Bad

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  51. 199
    Diane Fatbott says:

    Like

    • 201
      Mong Watch says:

      Is there a politician more obsessed with colour? Grow up silly woman.

      Like

    • 217
      Fabians and paid trolls are Evil says:

      Well Diane you could help yourselves by not giving us white people so much hypocrisy to work with!

      Like

  52. 202
    The British media are cunts says:

    30% of England to be non white by 2050. Needless to say the BBC think this is good.

    What hell awaits white kids born today, best hope is probably Canada or New Zealand.

    Utter betrayal by the political classes and the media,

    Like

    • 204
      Do me another says:

      Where did the bBBC pick these two journo’s from a Liebour charity shop, both have blamed UKIP for all the world’s ill’s.

      Like

    • 208
      Modest proposals says:

      A ban on any more inter-company transfers, work permits and the mass expulsion of all the illegals would be a start.

      Round it off with a policy of automatically deporting every immigrant and dual national who commits any offence for which they are sentenced to a term of over one month in custody.

      Reserve all public housing (including housing associations) and non-contributory benefits for citizens and ban councils and the civil service from employing anyone who has not been a British citizen for at least 10 years.

      No child benefit for the overseas children of immigrants.

      No parents of immigrants to be allowed to settle here or use the NHS when here on visits (which should be reduced from 6 to 3 months per year).

      Only students at Russell group universities to be allowed to work during the holidays or part time and stay on after their degrees on wlr permits: all other students pay thier own way without taking jobs and have to leave at the end of their courses the day after graduating.

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      • 211
        The British media are cunts says:

        Too late.

        Like

        • 214
          Modest proposals says:

          Leave the EU, don’t renew the visas of any EU nationals and raise the age when a person can come to the UK on the basis of marriage to 21.

          Like

      • 222
        albacore says:

        The first expulsions, though, must be of Parliament
        All its living members, either past or present
        Just treating the symptoms and not the real disease
        Will never see this country’s decline and fall cease

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  53. 212
    The President who 99.0% of Europe can not name says:

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  54. 220
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Calling all European criminals , Come to Britain
    You can be sentenced to 13 life sentences , and only serve 8 years in an open prison

    Britain ! “Soft on crime , soft on the causes of crime”
    Soft on benefits
    soft on immigration
    soft on …………………………….just about everything

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    • 223
      albacore says:

      Well, you do know what folks liken softness to
      There’s plenty of it in red, yellow and blue
      And with LibLabCons, it’s sheer constipation
      Their evacuation would save the nation

      Like

    • 237
      Village Idiot says:

      …….But, are you aware of how this country treats its’ disabled and elderly?

      Like

      • 245
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

        Daves lapdog on sky news this AM telling us how they are already changing the prison system , so that offenders who abscond will be tracked by a sat nav tag so they know exactly where they have been, scissor shop would be the first place i’d look Dave , you numb twat !
        You have been in power 4 years , and as yet have not yet managed to tighten up this system or any other come to think of it ?
        The tories are as big a joke as labour
        Politics on the hoof has gone on to long in this now shithole of a country

        VOTE UKIP

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  55. 221
    Grouniad Brhune, - the Dour Face Of Doom says:

    The world is in a dreadful state.

    Elections and Conventional ‘Democracy’ are a sham

    You’d do better to demand my immediate re-instatement as Great Beloved Leader

    Like

  56. 224
    Fruitcake, swivel eyed loon enjoying the utter panic says:

    Has May resigned yet?

    Next leader of Blue Labour?

    Pity her brain wasn’t as sharp as her shoes.

    Like

  57. 226
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    I note this morning the good old Daily Telegraph is going around saying that the self employed are not placing enough hefty sums of money into private pension schemes.

    The oldest tricks are the best.

    Like

  58. 227
    A confused taxpayer says:

    Irish economic growth now forecast at 3% !

    What the fuck is this Government of ours doing exactly for us ?

    They pulled back when renegotiating the Irish bailout saying we would lose more than we gained if they did not help the Irish with our money.

    Since when we have had anaemic growth, higher taxes, lower pay and under employment.

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    • 232
      It's all a load of bollocks actually says:

      Economic growth is a myth. They even use immigration these days as economic growth and a falling population as economic decline. So we have rich countries such as Switzerland and Japan with economic decline and poor countries such as Oirland and Nigeria with economic growth.

      Like

    • 241
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

      Portugal has also exited the EU bail out zone this weekend

      It’s clear that these countries have managed to stash away so much of our freee cash
      that they are now conciderably better off than those that loaned it out

      Like

      • 247
        expat says:

        Yes and No Frankie.
        Austerity measures still being implimented, and will continue.
        Perhaps not so much about stashing ‘freee’ cash on offer but holding onto their gold reserves as collateral that UK’s Brown gave away. Even today this little land of 15 million beats the UK on money per capita held under the mattress.

        Like

        • 248
          Scrap the tax says:

          Dublin airport is buzzing with its scrapping Air Passenger Duty. Belfast is still hampered by the punitive useless green rip off.
          Fucking ludicrous situation

          Like

  59. 236
    Eric"The Cheeky Chappie" Pickles says:

    I’m posing naked for an art class tonight.

    Nobody asked me to. I think they’re making ceramic bowls.

    Like

  60. 242
    Leon Brittan says:

    You ain’t seen me. Right?

    Like

  61. 250
    Cynic2 says:

    Mad Nads book is doing well on Amazon

    Kindle edition 20p!!

    Like

  62. 251
    Anonymous says:

    “pushing Jeremy Paxman out of Newsnight…”
    Was he pushed or did he jump? Given those clips of his comments about the programme’s management, shown on HIGNFY. It would appear that he’d already realised the intention was to go deeply-deep down-market, in regard to journalistic integrity and content.

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