May 9th, 2014

Celebrity Endorsement for UKIP

Romford born Essex boy and Sun on Sunday columnist Tony Parsons is voting UKIP in the Euros. Interviewed in tomorrow’s Guardian he says:

‘”I haven’t voted for so long because I feel there’s a disconnect between the political elite and the people. And I’ve felt that politicians are just completely removed from any kind of life experiences in a way they weren’t when I was growing up.” But he will be voting later this month? There can’t be many other Hampstead writers with mixed-race families who are fans of Nigel Farage, but Parsons will be voting for Ukip.’

What was it that turned the well remunerated Mr Parsons away from his past Labour leanings?


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  1. 1
    John Page says:

    Is he still a celebrity?

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      Fuck me..!! Are you still here?!? No one cares you twat!! says:

      He is

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      • 21
        BC says:

        We are all celebrities. innit

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          broderick crawford says:

          There can’t be many other Hampstead writers with mixed-race families who are fans of Nigel Farage, but Parsons will be voting for Ukip.’

          Is Gweeds thinking perhaps along the lines of one Ms Alibi Frown ?

          Seriously with respect to Parsons for ” politically outing ” himself ,I think Farage has got some way to go before he can line up celebrity cohorts as large as those of the two main parties and even …dare I say …the Lib Dems !

          (I guess atrophied turkeys set in their ways will always hanker for the joys of Christmas morning )

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          • Anonymous says:

            Fenland DC, Roman BankMay 8, 2014

            Conservative 763 (48.1%; -8.8%)
            UKIP 537 (33.8%; +33.8%)
            Labour 193 (12.2%; -14.5%)
            Independent 70 (4.4%; +4.4%)
            LD Stephen Court 24 (1.5%; -14.9%)

            Majority 226
            Turnout 29.7%

            Conservative hold.

            Percentage changes are since 2011.

            38% from a standing start with the LIBLABCONs loseing support like its going out of fashion.

            We LOVE it

            VOTE UKIP

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          • 'Enry Cooper, RIP says:

            I won lots of fights, including knocking out Ali, but I still never made world champion, because getting better results than last time out of the trap is STILL NOT WINNING A SINGLE SEAT IN PARLIAMENT!
            Ffs.

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          • Labour’s vote halved. Mr. Axelrod still has to make an impression then.

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          • FTfinF says:

            There isn’t just a “…disconnect between the political elite and the people.”. “Democracy” simply doesn’t work when they are all a bunch of corrupt troughing scum and party whips, not the public, determine how these scum vote anyway.

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          • Anonymous says:

            @’Enry

            You’re living in the past, mate.

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          • Skint.org.eu says:

            Dear ‘Enry,
            You were a great British champion.
            That’s enough for me.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes I like Nigel. He looks like a Stockbroker in need of a horse and groom.

            Parsons is what Parsons is.

            My old man said follow the …..van ( getting carried away there )

            A genuine cockney eel pie cor blimey …….. ( lost it again) Little Englander who wants to go back to the old ways.

            Globalisation has put paid to all that crap and all he need to do is find the right school for his kids and he’ll be safe.

            NME ( punks not dead – but I am ) – All those Deigo freaks who used to paint their face- they’ve joined the |Human race- some things will never change……. Steely Dan ( too sophisticated and LA)

            From Wedgie Benn to Enoch Powell. T’was ever thus.

            Many have gone over to the Dark Side.

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        • 141
          Anonymous says:

          Well, in the future, we will all be celebrities – for 15 mins.

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          • Actually says:

            Actually not quite a standing start. UKIP candidate was the County Councillor for the area and a lot of work had been done in the area.

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      jimbo says:

      Jesus the line about mixed-race families is a real low-blow. The Guardian really is a part of the gutter press these days in so many ways, I had to read that twice to be sure they really inserted such an appalling line.

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        Alan Piano says:

        ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ there is no low
        to which we won’t go ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

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      • 67
        Fishy says:

        Mixed race?

        Expect a flogging in Guardian Towers – it’s so wrong, so Clarksonesq.

        The PC police who set the rules have decided that ‘mixed-race’ is no longer acceptable. ‘Mixed heritage’ is the term that the Frappuccino Army (Primrose Hill Granola Division) use.

        But of course, none of us are ever told what the rules are and that serves a purpose for the Guardianistas; they’ll always be able to catch us getting it wrong.

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          JH3243262345645 says:

          It’s so true; as Ayn Rand pointed out it’s much easier to control people if you first criminalise them.

          If there is one thing the Guardianistas want, it is control over the lowly peons and their dangerous little opinions.

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          • Not a farting Metropolitan bean eater says:

            ‘Mixed Heritage’ – hogwash obviously spawned from the vile B£iarist subversion of language and meaning, and tacitly accepted by the half-wit in Downing Street.

            C’mon Nigel – expunge this bastardisation – this mixed-parentage / half-caste crippling of our MOTHER TONGUE.

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    • 95
      Tom Catesby. says:

      Everybody likes to back a winner Tony.

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    • 100
      táxpáyér says:

      Did you know Boko Harem kidnapped 59 boys in February?

      Sexist media couldn’t give a toss back then.

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      • 133
        JohnM says:

        They kidnapped more than 200 girls so that the three leaders could have their seventy virgins here on this world just in case they were not any left in the next.

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      • 146
        Jacky Treehorn says:

        Why is the fact that the girls are Christian not being mentioned.
        They were targeted because they were Christian, they only have Christian sex slaves they even said why but no one dare mention the C word. Why the self censorship?

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          Practititioner says:

          Shhh! – don’t mention the ‘C’ word.

          However, you may mention – even ‘Celebrate’ – all the other ‘Faiths’ – including those with disgusting depraved ‘culturally enriching’ practices.

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          • US Marine corp says:

            These girls have been kidnapped for the purpose of forced marriage, the US military are now using Drones to try and locate them.

            If there is anyone that can find a muslim wedding, its a US drone pilot

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        Tony Blair - Everyday I'm Hustling says:

        That’s weird, because Shirley Williams said on “Question Time” that if they’d kidnapped boys instead of girls we’d have heard about it long before now.

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          pimply nerd says:

          Really? Is Surly Shirley going senile?

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          • Kojo Oppong-Duah says:

            This is the toff who got rid of Grammar schools in poor areas, whilst sending her offspring to public school. Typical Labour!

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          • Age Concern Called Something Else But I CAN'T REMEMBER! says:

            C’m on, be a gent. She’s had a good innings. She’s probably less senile than Grant Shapps who seems to have mislaid his cerebellum.

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          • Fred the pensioner says:

            Shirley Williams should have been found swinging under Blackfriars Bridge in the mid 1960s after what she and Crossman did to ruin our then excellent system of education.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Secondary modern schools ‘excellent’, Fred?

            You’re off your fucking trolley.

            The kids who really suffered were the ones who missed going to grammar school by a percent or three.

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    • 117

      Parsons has always been a grade a cock. The fact the wankers at the Guardian are getting their trendy pants all wet because he “says” he is voting UKIP has made me like him a bit more than I did. He has a new book out that he is desperate to get attention for, apparently a shite crime thriller that will be in bargain bins before the summer is over. He will say anything controversial to get press. Next week he is due to call Chukka Ummnananana a lazy chicken eating faggot in an interview in the Independant.

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      • 144
        godless says:

        I really wanted to see Mr Chips wanking.

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        Punks for the Memory says:

        And the boy looked at Johnny and said: “Sorry but I’ve just got to vote UKIP because it’s really going to p*** off squeaky voice Julie with the Commie Dad.”

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    • 220
      Anonymous says:

      The politics of false accusation is coming to an end,and about time to

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    • 264
      Anonymous says:

      Why is Guido not reporting the Tories stealing money from people’s bank accounts? If it was Labour he would be all over it like Osborne over a bad haircut

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    • 267
      Anonymous says:

      the tories are now stealing money from people who had the audacity to save during the crazy years. It wasn’t enough that they kept interest rates at 0.05% now they are raiding our bank accounts because we may not have paid some tax on stupidity they just made up…just like the EU….how will guido the tory play this …he will not mention it the fooking wanker

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      • 322
        Piggy Banks says:

        And what are the chances of Dave raiding the accounts of his mates in the City?

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      UKIPPER says:

      He is a celebraty whearas this bloke is a lying twat

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      LibDem Question Time Stooge says:

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      Jim says:

      Never heard of him.Is he related to Nicholas Parsons?

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  2. 2
    Arse says:

    Yes, might be something to do with the fact that his newspaper was shut down by Murdoch after being exposed as having hacked into Milly Dowler’s phone amongst other things. The poor dear lost his job.

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    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    Doesn’t he look a bit like Nigel Farage?

    Is it just me who thinks that?

    I submitted that idea to Private Eye and they didn’t go for it

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      Bill Quango MP says:

      I pitched them an Axelrod story using Miles Axelrod, the bad car from Disney Cars 2, and professor Z{ed}, the other bad guy from same movie.

      PE pointed out no one went to see cars 2 as it was lousy.

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        Halal Slovak says:

        Didn’t an Axelrod write the Manchurian Candidate? But who is his all-controlling mother, is it Ed Bollock, McClusterfuck or someone else?

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        • 253
          Halal and Goodbye says:

          (to a well-known tune by a well-known saw-playing player)

          Grind me bollocks tight down boy
          Grind me bollocks tight down

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    • 145
      Anonymous says:

      It really IS just you that thinks that.

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  4. 4
    FrankFisher says:

    Excellent – good for him.

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    Brittan of Leon says:

    Parsole

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    Dodbbedo says:

    Left wing Tonys seem to be a pretty evil or deluded bunch.

    Tony Blair
    Tony Benn
    Tony Robinson

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    Anonymous says:

    once its starts very difficult to stop the old ball rolling who will be next.

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    I-KIP, WE-KIP, YOU-KIP, He's orf for a KIP says:

    The real lines are being drawn. The scramble to silence ‘Our Nige’ last night on QT, and especially on the last Astrazeneca question, showed it all. ALL the others were shouting him down because Nige knew what the crux of the problem was, the EU DOES have the last laugh when it comes to decisions like that. Westminster doesn’t even know how eviscerated it is when it comes to what powers it, and the EU, actually have now. They’re the Blind leading the Ignorant egged-on by the Liars.

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      More than slightly concerned. says:

      absolutely so. still, nige wiped the floor with the lot of them!

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        Central Casting Loon says:

        Mr Farage, you caused two world wars, started slavery, shot JR Ewing, hid Jimmy Savile in your spare room, sank the Titanic and introduced King George to Wallis Simpson. I have no time for you, sir.

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    • 116
      Arse says:

      I wonder what the hell it is you’re talking about you complete Hunt. I wanted to hear someone other than that fuckwit Farage. Instead he kept interrupting everybody and wouldn’t shut his massive gob. Like you he needs a slap.

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      • 152
        Jacky Treehorn says:

        You need to watch it again. It was everyone interrupting Nigel.
        He was being interrupted so much so that he almost lost it and called chuka pig ignorant.

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        Skint.org.eu says:

        Keep quiet and do as you’re told. How dare Nigel refute lies from the enemy class ?

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          Anonymous says:

          Would that be the same “enemy class” – the same big business people – that also back the Tories?

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    The comments of the guardianista after that article are hilarious, they can’t hide their downright shock.

    Lovely stuff.

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    Lost in the wilderness says:

    He is not a celebrity, he is just a journalist and author. Like saying those no mark retard news broadcasters who slime their way onto the various reality tv shows are celebrities. I’m glad I got that off my chest at last

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      nell says:

      Well he’s a more interesting celebrity than that katieprice person!

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        R-U-Shore says:

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          Fishy says:

          Laughs!

          Better not laugh too loudly though, Kirsty Wark of the BBC will be round with her feminist pals. Apparently equality doesn’t extend to taking the piss out of women.

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          • White rabbit says:

            Careful now. The self-righteous, pious, self-appointed quite rich/very rich intellectual left wing ladies who lunch might get upset and issue veiled implicit censorship threats.

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          • PC Knott-Likely says:

            Careful now White Rabbit, calling them self-righteous and pious could be interpreted as hate speech in which case they will report you to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Crushingthe-Dick of New Scotland Yard. She will send round the new Femophobic Crime SWAT Team led by Inspector Gaye Bull-Dike to arrest you in a dawn raid before you are sentenced to a 12 year stretch by High Court Judge Harriet Gormless.

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          Celebrity Strap On says:

          Alice Arnold, Clare Balding joke there somewhere.

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          • nell says:

            not to mention hatty harpic who endorsed child abuse during her term as a lawyer at labour’s ‘human rights thingy’!!

            According to her and labour – it’s alright to abuse children but labour will come after you if you try to smear the feminists!!

            The labour party is so corrupt!!

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          Clown's Pocket says:

          :)

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  12. 14
    Max Clifford says:

    Long live our Tony Parsehole

    A true national relic

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  13. 15
    nell says:

    I think there will be a significant swing to ukip for the eu elections. We’re certainly planning to do that.

    But in the run up and GE election of 2015 GE I think most of those ‘stray voters’ will attach their vote to one of the three main parties.

    Interesting spectator sport.

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      Podiceps says:

      Well, Nell, we know that you will be going back to the Party Formerly Known as Conservative. But whether the rest of the voters will follow you like goslings remains to be seen.

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        The two Muppets says:

        I will vote UKIP in the European and Local Elections ,but revert back to
        Conservative for the G.E . The idea of Miliband and Balls in government
        makes me cringe.

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          Anonymous says:

          When I used to be a child, when I used to think Cameron acted in the UKs best interests and wanted the UK to be a soverign power, then I used to vote Conservative.

          Now I realise Cameron isa liar, he doesn’t care about the UKs sovereignty, he wants more windmills and greater powers for the EU.

          So no, voting for Cameron is like voting for the boy who cries wolf, it’s like voting for 1 punch in the face instead of two .. when really I dont want any punchs in the face.

          A conservative vote is a faux vote.

          Now I vote with my heart, with conviction. I sleep much easier. I vote UKIP.

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        Ockham's Razor says:

        There is a difference between how one has already decided for UKIP, as I have for the first time, and what one will do at the GE.

        My instincts tell me that I shall probably vote for them again. But life is not always as easy as that…

        How will UKIP perform in the EU vote? Will they beat Labour? If so then it will change the dynamic.

        How will Scotland vote in their referendum? If yes, that changes the dynamic again.

        The biggest question is how will the Tories react as a party. Their inability to understand us (meaning the profile of many regulars here – and we have differences amongst ourselves sometimes) has been monumental. So they do not deserve our return as of right. It would have to be earned.

        Even then, how could we trust them? The removal of Dave? Unlikely, but a year is a long time. Anyone who commits themselves that long in advance is denying themselves a potential opportunity.

        The loss of Scotland might actually make the Tories less flexible. In that case, my vote will be much more likely to go to UKIP.

        One should only say that there is a high likelihood one will vote UKIP again in 2015. It may be necessary to vote tactically.

        Finally, whatever they say, do not rule out some deal being cut. If that would let UKIP in with 50 seats unopposed, Nigel may be foolish not to take it. It is politics after all.

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          UKIPPER says:

          I think pollsters are perhaps seeing too much in past results and applying them to comfortable predictions for 2015. Two years ago UKIP was only seen as a small irrelevant political party inhabited by such a small number of the electorate that the media and other parties could insult and ridicule with impunity. However since the last GE when UKIP polled only 3% there has been and is a fast growing resentment about immigration and our creeping loss of sovereignty to Brussels. This resentment has been transformed after Farage took apart Clegg’s arguments in the TV debates. The general public now know beyond any doubt and regardless of Cameron’s ultra spin that a) he cannot control our borders and b) he cannot deny benefits to anyone from the EU or for that matter anywhere else. They also realise that this unprecedented and uncontrollable rise in immigration has overloaded our schools social housing and NHS not to mention the fierce competition in the jobs market. Cameron has claimed in the last couple of days to have cut immigration and it is this propensity he has to assume that the electorate are stupid that turns many against his party. The Internet now is a means whereby the truth is available as never before and the political elite are exposed. Yes there may well be some who return to their old allegiances in 2015 but there is nothing to even remotely suggest that the growth of UKIP support will slow. No one even UKIP themselves were prepared for their spectacular rise in popularity or even dreamed of the possibility they could win a national election. The disregard of UKIP’s influence in the 2015 GE is I fear based more on hope than reality. If the orchestrated smear campaign is failing (which it undoubtedly is) then one could ask what would be the catalyst to turn voters against UKIP and expect them to vote for the politics they are abandoning today en-mass?
          Interesting time ahead I think.

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            No doubt that UKIP have changed since the last election and that Farage is instrumental in it. Some here noticed that earlier than I did. I would acknowledge Mr Ned, aka misterned, who saw it much earlier than I. Pity we do not see him as much, a great polemicist whose writings caused me much reflection.

            I would also credit our host with considerable foresight here. Your remarks on the internet having influence are apposite. The pace of life is speeding up. Politics is in catch up mode, having dismissed it (read us) for a long time. They will make many more mistakes before they start to get it right IMO.

            Again agree that “hope than reality” is the current dynamic. If the Tories do not realise that well before the GE, then they will deserve the kicking they will undoubtedly get.

            The catalyst you (tongue-in-cheek?) mention does not exist.

            Interesting times, for sure.

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          • Figel Narage says:

            Also since the last GE the effects of immigration have become far more tangible and obvious.

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    • 38
      BC says:

      Do not count on massive switches back to liblabcon for the GE Nell. You are making the mistake of the political class and their commentator supporters. The game has changed. Once people have experienced victory, they will return for afters.

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        nell says:

        That of course is the fun of politics watching as none of us really know what will happen – even polls are known to be wrong sometimes.

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          C O (Ξ7s1) says:

          Making such assertions about voter return without credible basis is perfect for fuelling conspiracy theories which may suggest that the 2015GE is going to be rigged.

          It is perhaps best not to speculate on such things and just let the polls and nature take it’s course. In any case, such election propaganda is foolish as other than potentially undermining the legitimacy of the future result, it will seriously backfire if a fair vote takes place and the return does not happen as predicted.

          Why not do old style electioneering: Sell the policies upon which the party wishes to win a mandate to govern ?

          Wasting time saying people will return is avoiding the presentation of clearly absent policies, facts the electorate are not ‘pig-ignorant’ of.
          :-)

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            An election system where people vote for policies and not individuals parties has some merit. The parties would win seats in proportion to the policies voted for. The period could then be reduced. Four year terms (let alone the current five) is probably becoming too long with the speed of life now. This coalition feels as if it has run out of steam. Why wait another year?

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          • Fred the pensioner says:

            … “if a fair vote takes place….”

            No fair vote can take place until the constituency boundaries are redrawn and the fraudulent postal voting system is abolished. Cameron’s disgraceful inaction on these matters will result in him getting a very bloody nose from the electorate.

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          • Anonymous says:

            That’s not fair, people starting to use common sense and logic.
            Where will it all end?

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          Podiceps says:

          Fun for those who live in foreign countries and can observe the resulting disaster with detached amusement. Far less fun for those of us at home. And that includes you, Nell.

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        • 110
          Podiceps says:

          (Just posted the following, without spaces, and got modded. Buggered if I can see why. Looks as if a new naughty word has been added to the ridiculous modbot’s list.)

          F u n f o r t h o s e w h o l i v e i n f o r e i g n c o u n t r i e s a n d c a n o b s e rv e t h e r e s u l t i n g d i s a s t e r w i t h d e t a c h e d a m u s e m e n t . F a r l e s s f u n f o r t h o s e o f u s a t h o m e . A n d t h a t i n c l u d e s y o u , N e l l .

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Not all those who live abroad look on it with detached amusement, Podi.

            There are too many shackles being placed on all of us. I have been asked by all my banks to advise them of my tax number.

            Including one which is not even in the EU.

            I have to do this or close the account. I don’t deal in drugs or arms. But as a law abiding (relatively) citizen, I am an easy target. The real crims will get away Scot free, laundering their much vaster funds through cash businesses. Every time I see a circus now, I wonder if it is a front.

            Even if this were not the case, I still love my country. I hate what it has become.

            God knows why you have been m****d!

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          • One of your betters says:

            The objectionable word is f*reign. As from 1200 today, use of that adjective has been deemed WRAYSIST.

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Not all those who live abroad look on it with d e t a c h e d a m u s e m e n t, P o d i.

            There are too many shackles being placed on all of us. I have been asked by all my banks to advise them of my tax number.

            Including one which is not even in the EU.

            I have to do this or close the account. I don’t deal in d r u g s or a r m s. But as a law abiding (relatively) citizen, I am an easy target. The real crims will get away Scot free, l a u n d e r i n g their much vaster funds through cash businesses. Every time I see a circus now, I wonder if it is a front.

            Even if this were not the case, I still love my country. I hate what it has become.

            God knows why you have been m **** d!

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            @One of your betters

            foreign

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Read my post and P o d i ‘ s and you can narrow the true culpret down.

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            culprit doh!

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          • glass akimbo says:

            My evening gone – cannot find the kulpret werd – and won’t stop until I do – or become leglesss

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            detached

            No

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            amusement?

            No

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            a m u s e m e n t

            Well I’ll be fucked by a feather!

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Ah!

            Letters 2, 3 & 4!

            Peace!

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          • One of your betters says:

            NOTICE

            As from 0600 tomorrow, you must apply for a permit to use any English noun, adjective or adverb. Certain prepositions and conjunctions may be freely used and a list of these will be published tomorrow. Others require a licence. The fee payable is £3.50 per word. Failure to purchase the requisite licence(s) will result in a fine not exceeding £10,000, three months’ imprisonment, or both.

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          • Fred the pensioner says:

            testing yur theiry:

            If music be the food of love etc

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          • Fred the pensioner says:

            No problem there – apart from the obvious typos in my first line. Must get back to my touch typing course book and redo the lessons.

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          Tony Blair - Everyday I'm Hustling says:

          I voted UKIP in the 2009 Euro elections and have done every since. I haven’t missed a single election, whereas before I only voted in General Elections. My mum started voting for UKIP in 2009, and my dad (Labour voter and someone who was a trade union organizer) finally admitted to me that he’s been voting UKIP for at least the past two elections (and he knows about their other policies).

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    • 209
      Tony Blair - Everyday I'm Hustling says:

      You keep posting this same line everyday. It’s obvious you work for one of the ‘main’ parties (Tories, probably).

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

      Then you richly deserve everything you get! Vote UKIP. Always!

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    I beg your Parsons?! says:

    Brave of him to do this. His leftie friends will either desert him or slam him in the press. That’s what happened when Tracy Emin said she voted Tory. She said other artists condemned her and one artist said she shouldn’t get any more work because of her politics.

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    Bog Standard Journalism says:

    The Bog Standard journalist who worked for crooks at the Mirror. I really could not fuck who he votes for.

    Bog Standard Journalism!

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    Bog Standard Journalism says:

    Scum!

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    This will push Hodges over the edge.

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    • 37
      Ed Balls' lawyer says:

      He was talking shite on TW last night, suggesting that at the next GE UKIP supporters would go back (predominantly) to the Cons. Westminster bubble stuff.

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      • 213
        Tony Blair - Everyday I'm Hustling says:

        If Conservatives really are ‘conservative’, they’re best fit is UKIP. Not much point voting for Cameron. Has he shrunk the state? Has he repealed all the bad laws? Has he restored freedom of speech? No, he’s extended the restrictions and wants to increase the maximum sentence for saying something ‘offensive’ over six months.

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        • 326
          Anonymous says:

          Is that the age old upper-class ‘Right’ to offend & insult the unemployed, poor, disabled?

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    Losers vote Labour says:

    B l a i r, lef twing?! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

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    Chris Huhne says:

    I suppose I’ll have to do a Moran and go to court dressed as an old man and crying my eyes out to avoid paying costs.

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    David Axelrod says:

    Miliband addresses the troops

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  21. 28
    Operation Snowball says:

    This could be the start of an avalanche!

    Parsons is a cool dude.

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    • 111
      brown-dog says:

      Parsons has bravely stuck his neck out here.

      He is to be congratulated, especially given his career and the media circles within which he operates. He is genuinely putting his career on the line.

      We need more like him who have real balls and a solid spine.

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      • 291
        Fred the pensioner says:

        Is not how one votes supposed to be personal, confidential and private? WTF does it have to do with anyone else how this person intends to vote?

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  22. 30
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Ed doesn’t seem to be winning here.

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  23. 31
    Pricky Vyce says:

    I was married to Chris, and now I’m porking Denis Macshane. I know, gruesome image. Sorry, I should’ve given a mindbleach warning.

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  24. 32
    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony loving the panic and utter desperation says:

    If Cameron wants to give HMRC the go ahead to raid people’s bank account to collect outstanding tax and given HMRC’s penchant for cock ups can I suggest the following:

    If money is taken incorrectly then it must be paid back in full plus interest at Wonga rates. That’ll concentrate their minds.

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    • 41
      HMRC says:

      Anthony Charles Lynton Blair.

      What were his tax returns like?

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    • 43
      P l e b says:

      Start with George Osborne.

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    • 44
      Old Nick Heavenly (alive and kikin) says:

      Or else you could get really clever and leave the shit hole;

      Try Luxembourg!

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    • 45
      Ed Balls' lawyer says:

      If money is taken incorrectly then it must be paid back in full plus interest at Wonga rates. That’ll concentrate their minds.

      It’s public money so I fucking doubt it.

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    • 48
      P l e b says:

      They’re going to take the cash owed out of Vodafone, Amazon, News International, etc’s accounts first, though, right?

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    • 50
      P l e b says:

      A sleight of hand to make you believe Cameron is tackling the Tax Avoider! DONT BE CONNED!

      The real Tory Toff Tax avoiders won’t be subject to this draconian measure in the Cayman Isles! Of course not! Because what they do is ‘Legal’!

      They ‘Fudged’ Unemployment Statistics.
      According to Cameron he surveyed the West Midlands from the top of Mount Olive and proclaimed, ‘Since I became Prime Minister I created 9000 new jobs’!

      3000 jobs were Part Time;
      4000 Jobs were Zero Hour Contracts > The employed without work.
      There was One Job offering a 37 hour week! That was for an Evangelist Preacher – and Cameron filled that position!

      Watch out Pensioners!

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      • 57
        nell says:

        He’s got a long way to go to top gordonbrown’s grandiose claims, when PM, of creating 500,000 jobs overnight and all them British jobs for British people!!

        +++Laugh+++

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        • 242
          jgm2 says:

          Brown created one million British jobs for British workers back in 2001/2 when he emptied the universities and gave practically the entire graduation year a job in the public sector.

          Unfortunately it was paying these peoples salaries, pay rises, six week holidays, refurbishment of their corner offices etc etc with borrowed money for the past 13 years that has got us into this position.

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    • 56
      We are all in this together says:

      How about raiding the Cameron family’s accounts in the Channel Islands?

      Or are they in the Caymans now?

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      • 82
        Ed Moribund says:

        Best to stick all your cash into a trust fund like my Marxist dad did.
        That keeps the state from getting their greedy hands on it.

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    • 108
      táxpáyér says:

      You know the magna carta was agreed to prevent the state doing mostly exactly this.

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      • 245
        jgm2 says:

        The main protections – all gone in the last 15 years were :

        Right to silence – to avoid some bungled explanation being ‘interpreted’ as guilt.

        Nobody to be tried for the same crime twice (double jeopardy)

        Nobody to be detained without charge (habeas corpus)

        Right to trial by jury of your peers (this is the single most important right we have left – without this we are truly fucked – but it is being eroded as we speak and will disappear in favour of the Napoleonic system – because that’s the French system and that’s how the EU rolls).

        We enjoyed those protections for 800 years and in 13 short imbecilic years they were thrown out the window.

        We really do not shoot nearly enough of the c*unts. Hell, we don’t shoot any of the c*unts. We fucking well deserve what’s coming. 60 million of us and not one of the 650 hanging from a crane.

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    • 125
      Anonymous says:

      “incorrectly” Who exactly states what “incorrectly” means. Have you tried taking a public institution to court? I have. The Judge admitted he had not read the evidence, and then made his judgement on his own experience of other cases. Shame they were not my case.

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      • 157
        Philip Green, owner of BHS and I don't have a clue what you're on about this 'Tax Thingy' says:

        £2 Billion + and counting! Set yourself up as a ‘charity’ or just marry some Monaco bird like I did.

        PS. Don’t forget to give generously to your local Conservative Association, it helps with the ‘amnesia’ (if you know what I mean ;) )

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    • 217
      Anonymous says:

      I think the Cypriot gov just raided people’s bank accounts when they were in trouble,so is this happening in all other EU countries ,for future raids?

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      • 246
        jgm2 says:

        Yes.

        This is going to be Europe’s ‘get out of jail’ card. Plunder the savings of the ‘rich’ and middle class. Maybe just the ‘rich’. Which, at current rates of (over)spend will last them about a year.

        Trouble is, you can only do that once. Next time it’s the middle class. After that you’re looking at Argentina or Venezuela.

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  25. 36
    Jim says:

    Once again the race smear card is inserted as a distraction. Where is honest reporting when you need it.
    UKIP has a better balanced, fairer, and honest immigration policy than any other UK political party.

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    • 75
      C O (Ξ7s1) says:

      Honest reporting is in plentiful supply – but independent non-government influenced reporting is missing.

      The government run the press now, so expect more nonsense that does not fit personal prejudice than normal over the short term.

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    JH3243262345645 says:

    Oooh, here we go. The split in the commentariat Guido mentioned.

    Ultimately, lefties are momentum players. What they really want is someone to tell them what to think, say and do which they don’t really have to think about for themselves and will not be judged for.

    They then go and push the prevailing narrative others so they feel a fleeting sense of importance and power.

    It won’t be long until more ‘defect’. They can see the pendulum has reached the end of its travel, and is gathering momentum in the other direction. No-one likes to back the losers.

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    • 65
      Wonders never cease says:

      Agreed

      Do you think Toilets Maguire will join UKIP?

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      • 314
        JH3243262345645 says:

        I think he would at the drop of a hat once the crowd start ambling over towards them. No amount of histrionics from Labour can stop this, they’ve worn out all the magic words.

        The self-justification for this would be amusing.

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    Coppers for the poor says:

    Parson is a bog standard journalist and he is NOT a celebrity. I have never seen him on the telly and I never read his shite. An ex-stunt from the Crooked Mirror!

    He was a Bliarite stooge with no credibility on the Pro Iraq war stance he upheld and now he skipping along to U-skip where all the rubbish goes.

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    • 59
      Press Gazette says:

      He moved fron the Crooked Mirror to the Crooked Dirty Digger

      Parsehole has form in choosing them

      But it must be good for his bank account

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  30. 55
    The Crooked Mirror says:

    He was head & shoulders up B.liar’s arse when he worked for the Mirror!

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  31. 58
    Fiiiiight! says:

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    • 86
      C O (Ξ7s1) says:

      Two controversial aspects in that interview, which actually work seriously against the UK:

      i) Parameters for models being set by gay men who just want the clothes to hang properly. That explains a lot. The fashion industry may be seeing new battle lines drawn for a skirmish between feminists and gays.

      ii) England is going backwards at the moment, a reflection of how emotional maturity is being undermined in the general population. Maybe this is in order to render the adult population more infantile so as they cannot put together coherent arguments about overt oppression.

      Absolutely useless interview by Newman, and why were they screwing with the audio on the New York link ? Not cool Channel 4, not cool.

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    • 179
      ditto says:

      repost from earlier because this is the happening thread, oh yeah.

      daguerreotypist says:
      May 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      i have a few thousand of terry richardson’s images culled from his daily blog. for the most part it is nudity free and when there is nudity it is no more than tits and the occasional bit of muff. before he started his daily diary he had a few sets of his work on his main website and some of them were slightly more graphic. for example there pictures of the jackass crew most of whom had their dicks out by the end of the session and another few with richardson himself with his own cock at full tilt.

      he first became known in my sense of the world via his work featuring in i-d magazine. it was somewhat ironic to have had caryn franklin commenting on c4 news considering for many years she was a co-editor of said publication and richardson’s work has featuring in it for at least a couple of decades…be it fashion shoots commission by i-d, or adverts and the occasional promotional features of his own work be it book releases and/or exhibitions.

      his work covers a whole range of emotions and has a raw crisp clarity. it can be snaps of the urban reality of decaying architecture… graffiti, neon lights, sunsets. snaps of his friends, people like jared leto to name one person who features regularly on his daily blog. he was also the only person who was allowed to publish pictures of the wedding reception of kate moss and jamie hince in 2011. do you honestly think a legendary model such as her would allow him into her world if he really were the way a few people are portraying him? and lady gaga. he has done several behind the scenes series of her tours that have only ever been published on his daily blog – and there is no loud fanfare or fucked up commercial synthesis going on, they are obviously genuine friends.

      the most moving photographs were those of his mother, annie lomax who he documented over the years both proud and unashamedly showing the stark reality of how our lives decay with age. when she died it was one of the few times i have cried over someone i have never known- the other being frankie knuckles. she had a proper fuck you attitude and despite obvious serious health issues made the best of what she had and the images he took of her, including those of her in hospital close to death were incredibly moving and life affirming.

      so caryn franklin can fuck off basically. her sterility of view goes against the spirit of i-d magazine and if it were not for said magazine she would not have got on to the bbc all those years ago on the clothes show. and her manner of delivery was pathetic all calm and measured and conformed like a cheap machine mass produced 3 piece suit- and her teeth are fucking weird- fashion is serious business, wink

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  32. 60
    nell says:

    On the subject of celebrities – has anyone seen gordonbrown lately? I hear he was scheduled to give some major speech or other on solving the nigerian crisis but I haven’t heard what he said yet.

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    • 69
      JH3243262345645 says:

      Since Gordon arrived in Nigeria, 85% of girls under 15 have been sold into sexual slavery and the entire population has come together to work out how to create a new branch of Is’lam which is particularly brutal and virulent.

      They really want to raise the bar.

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      • 77
        Doctor McDoom says:

        Nigeria? I thought I was Algeria!

        Where the hell am I ?

        sue! Sue! Help!

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        • 80
          C O (Ξ7s1) says:

          It might yet kick off in A’lgeria later this year.

          I think they have ‘elections’ coming up…

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          • The Clock says:

            Friday prayers; it always kicks off after Friday prayers

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          • jgm2 says:

            I think it’s the concussion from hopping their fucked-up heads off the floor that does it.

            Like American footballers smashing their heads against the lockers to get their ‘game face’ on.

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          • PC Knott-Likely says:

            The only religion where the phrase “He became very religious…” means you know something particularly bad is about to happen.

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  33. 61
    Anonymous says:

    “Celebrity” lolz

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  34. 63
    Press Gazette says:

    Is Essex still full of British born criminals?

    Ive never been tobthe place

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  35. 64
    Summer lovin says:

    I love it when the sun is shining, because that’s when the ladies put their lovely puppies and pins on show. Skirts and low cut tops galore.

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  36. 66
    Empty Ed Millichild says:

    I want to join UKIP

    At least they have a platform

    But my Mr Axelgrease told me it is one bandwagon too far

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  37. 68
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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  38. 73
    Ockham's Razor says:

    One can tell that there is only one year to go until a general election.

    All the spooky weirdos are creeping back in again having presumably, for the last four years, been sozzled in Buckfast to take away the pain of realisation that The Saviour Of The World has not been psychotically pulling the levers any more.

    Their excitement at the mere prospect of Weird Miliband succeeding to power must be almost uncontainable – in a way which one suspects that even the return of Vladimir Ilyich himself could not hope to emulate. One can almost smell the steam rising from their trousers.

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    • 78
      C O (Ξ7s1) says:

      I thought that the talk on QT last night about people magically changing their voting habits between Euro elections and GE – defeating the polls – was a very interesting way of conceding the Euro elections and front-running the inevitable voting fraud that some may try to pass off as a free and fair vote next year.

      And yes – I think they are dumb enough to try that shit on :-)

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      • 99
        Ockham's Razor says:

        Wish I had watched it. I don’t say that often. However, I can reconstruct its predictability in my own mind and, having watched the shortest of clips, got the conformation I was expecting.

        For me, some four decades of my loyalty to the Conservatives lie in the trash can. And actually, I emptied that today and washed it out to be sure that there was nothing infectious left. It has gone, vamoosed, been banished, flushed down the sewers to the sea, finished. Period.

        My family have supported the Conservatives/Tories for generations too so, for a traditionalist like me, that is a huge break.

        As stated elsewhere on this page, every voting decision by me will be made, on its merits; in the approach to the poll; and with regard to the other changes which will almost certainly come about. I shall encourage others to act the same. Head not heart.

        That is the only way.

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        • 122
          C O (Ξ7s1) says:

          You should be able to look it up on iPlayer: Someone may have posted it up on uTube. It was less annoying than usual but only because the attacks on Nigel were so blatant and ludicrous: That and the lefty hand-wringing was for the most part missing.

          Shouldn’t be too down beat on the Tories. Most of the party is still sane. They have some serious leadership problems that they cannot do anything about, and could not govern with confidence due to the hung return vote in 2010.

          Methinks business is getting behind UKIP now: That has got LibLabCon properly worried as they know if that sticks, it is all over for them.

          This blog post, implying that the Sun may be saying: Vote UKIP, will cause many sleepless nights in Westminster. Especially after the disgraceful way they treated the KRM the other year.

          They need a boot up the arse, but will likely not have their act together in time for 2015.

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Agree with your last paragraph 1000%!

            Going backwards, that is a delicious thought about KRM. I have always harboured some reservations about him, not based upon the normal criticisms but upon his republican streak (I cannot shed my traditionalism!)

            If you are correct about business getting behind UKIP, then that is earth shaking.

            There are some excellent Tory MPs still, I know, and I have met a few in my time. But, for the most part, the ones I admire do not hold much sway.

            It is difficult to evaluate the new intake who have not had a role to play. Some seem excellent but mostly the ones who get attention are questionable. The whole system generates its own corruption. So it appears to me.

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            KRM for sure is going to be an interesting curveball in this GE run up. It was a huge mistake forcing the closure of NOTW and demonizing his operations in the UK.

            On reflection, NOTW would probably have saved the BBC and others some embarrassment after Savile died. They would likely have blown the whistle on the truth before the BBC broadcast the Christmas tribute, and the post mortem cover-up was attempted.

            The whole cluster-fuck of the historical p’edo / abuse stuff would have been much easier to manage and contain had NOTW remained in operation. It is notable that most of the old archives being used now are NOTW.

            NOTW had successfully campaigned for Sarah’s law, and were well positioned to speak with credible authority on the Savile matter. Read, they could have pushed cover up and damage limitation without aggravating public outcry further.

            Driving NOTW out of business and then attempting to close society by having the state regulate the press again have been deeply negative and unwise developments under this current government which could have been very easily avoided.

            There are some notable Tory MP’s who get attention for the right reasons. Fabbers, Mogg and Mordaunt for example, there are many others.

            Power always has the ability to corrupt, but seeing as most of Parliaments powers have been transferred to Brussels, one can only conclude that the recent problems with corruption are more a result of having an unusual number of MPs of a criminal bent in the House. Those who were let off their prior expenses infractions and remain active in the house add weight to that notion.

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            So has NF been to see KRM? Do we know?

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            I don’t think we know. But NF has had audience with the other top bods on Fleet street, so maybe. Don’t forget the flopped hatchet job in The Times the other week, perhaps the feedback from that confirmed what KRM needed to know about UKIP support in the UK.

            This is interesting for the Express, as it looks like KRM could be going after some of their circulation. The Sun has been upping its game a bit lately (eg. Guido’s column, more words less pictures feel, less hysteria more sense) without any drop in circulation, but it will be wanting to increase its market share.

            UKIP do not pose any threat to KRMs operations in the UK. KRM is likely positioned such that he is not dependent on the UK for his European operations either: Another unintended consequence of the NOTW handling, and J’eremy H’unts cock ups.

            Looking at the press, if the Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail and Telegraph are not un-supportive of UKIP, or indeed come out in support, then that is the print media covered quite well across all sections of the national readership. If the Sun supports the Star may do as well.

            The Indy is worth watching: NF as a ‘voice’ has been an interesting development.

            Something to note: In order to reach the public NF has been maintaining columns in national publications. His writing and choice of communication may have won him friends in print media as it shows that as a politician he recognizes the value of the press.

            That is a subtle claim which post-L’eveson LibLabCon cannot themselves make with any credibility now.

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          • Ellie-Mae (9) says:

            Just to assist gentlemen, not only on iplayer, but if you use get_iplayer, you can pull them onto your machine without the 30 day limit, to watch at your leisure or for archival purposes.
            Must go, the pinoit noir is calling :-)

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            Thanks for the advice. Have a great evening ;-)

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Whether he has, or not, I would bet my pound to your bucket of shit ( ;-) ) that he will do so before the GE, especially if they romp home in the Euros, which is now looking odds on.

            Have been working today and therefore posting on previous page all the time, doh! So will try once more: did you see this http://tinyurl.com/k5kt3g5. Provocative but food for thought.

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          • Ockham's Razor says:

            Ah!

            @ EM (9)

            Did you see that I used to live in Wickhambreaux in the late 70s? In The Street.

            Cin cin!

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            @OR: Yes – saw that. Have been mulling.

            IR is not an irrelevant field of study by any means, but many courses do require overhaul as they have become irrelevant.

            As a discipline it is still very relevant, but as the subject itself has strayed too far onto the study of models and deterministic quantitative theories, perhaps governments have also forgotten how best to utilize IR practitioners for the purpose of deciding policy.

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  39. 83
    Ed Moribund says:

    I’ve just a horrid thought. I planned to get 35% of the vote. That is easy. 29% of the country voted for Gordon the mental, so I only had to woo back 1% of former labour supporters and 5% of lib Dems.

    But I’ve just realised that if I only get 34% of the vote I may not become PM at all!

    How do I ensure 35% vote for team Ned ?

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  40. 87
    P l e b says:

    Tories – soft on Tax Crime

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    • 96
      Podiceps says:

      Labour — criminal from wall to wall and floor to ceiling.

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      • 169
        Ockham's Razor says:

        And it seeps outside the house, across the land, across the seas, across the world and fetches up against the other side of the same building.

        It is all pervasive.

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  41. 88
    Sack Cameron says:

    Tories have no intention of serious renegotiation – the basic Treaties will ALL remain ENTIRELY in tact. What a con? Are the British now so gullible and stupid!

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    • 129
      Loopy Lou says:

      It is a bit difficult to negotiate anything with anyone when you have efectively isolated yourself in a corner.

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      • 137
        Thomas from Tonna says:

        I would not trust Cameron to arrange a piss up in a Brewery.

        He is plain useless.

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  42. 91
    UKIP 4 ALL says:

    The real fun starts after May 22nd when MPs looking to their own re election come 2015 will begin to consider defecting to UKIP, especially those along the proposed HS2 route. Its going to happen and when the first one gets up enough courage to do it more will follow.

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    • 142
      Follow Winston's example says:

      The significance of this is that, a Conservative MP say, in a marginal seat, who crosses the floor to UKIP, will almost certainly guarantee his re-election, because he will gain the UKIP vote and a fair majority of the existing “don’t knows” as well as a portion of his original electorate who are UKIP sympathisers. Worth a gamble.

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      • 173
        Local UKIPPER-Get orf my land says:

        Easy to do whilst they’re already Elected, but UKIP are strong locally, they may change allegiances mid-way through, but that doesn’t guarantee that they’ll be re-selected to stand in 2015. My Local candidate and members don’t like ‘pretend’ johnny-come-lateley’s, especially when they’ve ducked all the hard work of the previous 2-3 years+. (and if they’re Oxbridge trash or Parachuted-in bigwigs, they can kiss my proverbial!)

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        • 250
          Don't take them on, says:

          UKIP need to be strong enough to tell any Tory so-called eurosceptic MP who wants to defect, to fuck off.
          They’ve had long enough to show some bottle, not just the writing is on their wall

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  43. 98
    godless says:

    Excuse my being thick, but if Scotland goes independent and Labour lose a shed load of MP’s, do Labour get to re-jig stuff so they have proportional representation in England?

    I don’t understand why Cameron wants to keep the Union.

    Surely, without Scotland, England will be overwhelmingly Tory.

    Again, i apologize for my lack of profundity in these matters.

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    • 112
      Alex Salmond says:

      Please don’t apologise.

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      • 128
        Rob Roy says:

        Miliband is promising us Scots a “new contract” if we are good boys and girls and vote to keep the Union.

        His is precisely the same game as Cameron’s: you Scots would be crazy to leave us but just because we are nice people we will give you things if you vote to stay with us.

        400 years of this now and the tune is a bit old.

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    • 138
      Anonymous says:

      I’m with you on this. we cannot be the only two plonkers in the U.K. not to understand.Somebody please give us the benefit of your wisdom and enlighten us.

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      • 163
        Sitting on face of MP says:

        You are guilty of applying simple logic to the status quo of the UK.
        Career politicians are not interested in change, they want a seat, status, a job for life, lots of allowances, employment for the wife, some directorships and a nice sinecure in the Lords towards the end of their career.
        They are not interested in democracy – otherwise each constituency would have more or less the same number of constituents and the Lords would have been reformed ages ago.
        The voters must turn out every 5 years or so, bit of a tussle and back we go for another term.
        An independent Scotland would upset the apple cart, it would remove 59 MPs and how could we justify nearly 600 MPs for Wales, NI and England?

        Please don’t mention this again, you have made my subsidised beer go flat.

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        • 200
          The European Directive of Fanny Freshness. says:

          I don’t know either and that was a terrible answer.

          Next.

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    • 269
      If I'm 'fingering', do I get to go first? says:

      Did you just say PR, the ‘Hush Word’ of the Elite?….Shhhh, they’ll have the busies ’round in no time mate….Silly bugger!

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  44. 104
    B3 says:

    So Huhne’s got to cough up nearly £80k and the bubble £50 odd k. That and Balls three point turn have made my weekend :)

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  45. 106
    Ed Miliband's A-Twat Team says:

    Vat? It means a variable aversion to the truth!

    Vote Ed and Get Len. BOGOF!

    Double Trouble for the economy!

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  46. 114
    The very twee Nell says:

    I am getting very excited about well everything really. I am boring.

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  47. 115
    DefeatEd says:

    Vote Labour,if you are thick!

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    • 174
      Honestly, I Don't Know About Anything says:

      What about those of us who can’t understand your instructions, because we’re not only thick but illiterate?

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  48. 118
    Geekparent says:

    “What was it that turned the well remunerated Mr Parsons away from his past Labour leanings?”

    A passing resemblance to Farage?

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  49. 119
    A Twat 'Ed says:

    I’m a skolar!

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    • 178
      Engineer Bob and his big brain says:

      And I’m and Engineer, get to the back of the queue runt..

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  50. 126
    Bad Luck Brown says:

    I am now the new president of Nigeria having ousted Goodluck Jonathan. My first act was to sell off all of the Nigerian females and, believe me I got a good price in roubles, a currency that I forecast to do very well. It was the right thing to do.

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    • 135
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Hey Bwana.

      I am De new President of Nigeria. Me overthrow you 10 minutes ago. Already me friends are sucking oil from de pipes in de South.

      Let it be known I am a Hunt but since de last 20 mins I be a very rich Hunt. And Mister Dave from England is sending several hundred million more.

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  51. 131
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Parsons is basically a male Bridget Fielding. His books stand up for masculinity in the same way that Tony Blair stands uo for self-sacrifice.

    The fact he is up for UKIP is like Polly Toynbee voting Tory.

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    • 181
      Ockham's Razor says:

      A message of seeming despair may actually bring hope. If Farage transcends the old left-right divide (amongst others), then he will break the mould.

      If we had to like all our fellow travellers, would we make any progress at all?

      I do not say this to diminish what you posted BTW, rather than to cast it in a different light.

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    • 182
      Podiceps says:

      Bridget Jones written by Helen Fielding, or some reference too advanced for my limited intellect?

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  52. 140
    Glenn says:

    What turned him away from Labour? Common sense turned him away. Simple!

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    • 156
      Fishy says:

      I like the comment, ‘another name to add to the list’ on the Guardian site. As Pollytwaddle says, ‘Lefties are nicer and more intelligent people’

      Yes, Polly. With menaces.

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      • 189
        Anti-Pseud Allliance says:

        A glance at the peaceful and beautiful country environs in which the wretched Pollytwaddle was spawned gives some clues as to why – for the sake of perverted narcissism, money, and self-interest – she affects her malign imaginings.

        And no, I doubt she was much affected by – or even experienced the hard farm labourer’s life that so many did who worked in the fields round about. In fact I doubt very much she soiled her hands on anything.

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      • 252
        jgm2 says:

        If lefties are so fucking intelligent then why do the majority of their voters live in utter rain-drenched, concrete-rich, crime-ridden utter fucking shitholes?

        Why are the dumb-arsed Tories living out in Tweeshire-on-the-Wold when the ‘intelligent’ lefties are living on top of each other like rats?

        It’s a fair question.

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        • 317
          Saving up to vote Tory says:

          Here is a fair answer. If your average Labour MP could make the likes of Slough and Hull as prosperous as Henley upon Thames or Gerards Cross, the electors would vote Tory not Labour. It pays Labour to whine about poverty and befriend the feckless but it essential that they be kept as “have nots”..

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      • 271
        Where to start says:

        Ah, Polly’s “intelligent” lefties who think a cut in benefit is a tax?

        Or that there is VAT on food?

        Or that raising tax thresholds is a tax cut for millionaires?

        Or that continuing to piss money up the wall like a drunken sailor on shore leave, would fix the recession?

        Or that pre-announcing the sale of Britian’s gold wouldn’t affect the price?

        Or that years of subsidising the Post Office is better value for tax-payers than losing a few quid on the share price to get it off the books?

        Or that implying Tory, LibDem and UKIP voters are stupid is somehow going to make them vote Labour?

        Or that letting 2 million immigrants in wouldn’t put pressure on housing, schools, employment and the NHS?

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    • 222
      Emperor Farage of Coruscant says:

      Join us. Young Parsons. feel the force.

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  53. 155
    SON OF COD AND CODATHER OF SOLE says:

    Shut the fuck up while we force feed you your Hal Al meat Plebs
    Christian country my arse !

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    • 204
      Ockham's Razor says:

      If indeed it is you, sir, I trust you are well.

      If not then she’s all mine! No spit roast. Do not collect £200.

      Like

      • 251
        Pookie Snackumberger says:

        I must say Okham, you sound a bit ‘Mayor West’ on that post.

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        • 296
          Ockham's Razor says:

          It is more Rode Island than Rhode Island.

          A harmless running joke between MFH and myself. Quite innocent really.

          No doubt, we will both be arrested because of it in the years to come.

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    • 316
      Dirty cyril says:

      Did someone mention arses

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  54. 165
    Fishy says:

    Guido Fawkes ✔ @GuidoFawkes
    Wow! File on Lord Janner has been handed over to CPS by police to decide if there is a case to answer. Via @ExaroNews @davidhencke

    Mmm. No doubt the suspiciously quiet Tom Watson will be putting his cow pie down to ask a question or two about Labour’s Lord Janner at the next PMQ’s…or perhaps not!

    Seems like something might have wrong with Tom’s missile guidance system.

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    • 195
      non taxable pikey says:

      Chilcot, Fernbridge, Yewtree, Elm Guest House. JJill Dando. When will we ever hear the whole truth?

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  55. 172
    non taxable pikey says:

    North Korea from someone who was inside the elite. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27337643

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  56. 180
    The British media are cunts says:

    I see the BBC, Sky and C4 are upset that some RAF personnel have done some trophy photos with the Muslim scumbags that were trying to kill them.

    Has it not occurred to the mongs in the media that just about every book written about a war contains trophy photos?

    Perhaps the BBC, Sky and ITV might like to ask why it was they all went along with Labour’s wars in the first place? Why were they not tearing Blair and Brown apart about the lies rather than sucking their cocks publically?

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  57. 197
    ditto says:

    what you common purpose vermin are trying to do is basically high treason. quite interesting that you have solar panels on your roof considering the regular inclemency of the weather around this particular vicinity. you are basically a cult and your top brass are all known to have links to scientology. it was an incredibly big mistake on your part to employ local republican oriented hoodlums to do the nasty stuff as you are now no doubt realizing. and the notion that you think this matter is going to become public knowledge (which you are banking on) is one of the most hilarious deluded fantasies of all time. there is a saying about keeping friends close and enemies closer still and you’ve been strung out over almost a decade to establish every facet of your organization. you’ve been thrown so many red herrings and false leads to try and plug you’ve left yourselves wide open repeatedly. but the worst thing you did, the very very worst thing was to try and pretend you were communists.

    long knives aren’t needed when there is tetra and you don’t have tetra and know that after holding the brunt of your assaults over the last 9 years i have become incredibly attracted to the notion of vengeance not least for the fact you scum have been at me and my family for decades. see how i swerve and soar and meander like the knot of a noose around your fetid depraved necks and hark as hell opens up to swallow you all whole.

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    • 203
      Ockham's Razor says:

      You are not supposed to say “cult” here.

      I am deeply offended and will take it to a tribunal for massive compensation.

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    • 266
      C O (Ξ7s1) says:

      An alternative take on Common Purpose:

      The distorted view of Common Purpose could be a government propagated conspiracy theory.

      Back in the 80s, the government manufactured a conspiracy theory about communist involvement with trade unions in order to help manage public opinion whilst they proceeded to restructure the unions.

      What purpose could Common Purpose as conspiracy theory have ?

      Reform of the civil service.

      But was the strategy foiled ?

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  58. 199
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    Good news for once on the BBC front page:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27350050

    C’hris H’uhne ordered to pay: £77,750 costs for his prosecution.
    V’icky P’ryce ordered to pay £49,200 for hers.

    Not keen on the idea of paying costs for prosecution in general, but this case is a worthy exception.

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  59. 210
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    After the success of Skull Cracker’s day out, Peter Sutcliff will today be popping to B&Q and Rose West will be taking a bricklaying course.

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  60. 214
    The very twee Nell says:

    Manchester evening paper going big on unclean food establishments. Mainly moos of course but including several Hal Ally joints. Filthy fuckin twats should be shut for good.

    Like

    • 219
      support your local butcher says:

      I used to pass a halal butchers in south london.
      It was so smelly and disgusting it made me wretch.
      I would never knowingly eat meat slaughtered in
      such a cruel way.

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  61. 216
    Celeb Spotter says:

    Parsons, who TF’s he ?

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    • 225
      in the real world says:

      Some of us of a certain age remember his
      pieces in NME.

      It takes courage to align himself with
      UKIP. Let’s hope more people in the
      public eye show the same bravery.

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      • 228
        Somewhere in a padded cell a former prime minister softly hums his thoughts says:

        No more lefty diner parties.
        No more invites to radio 4
        No more arts review shows

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        • 249
          Pookie Snackumberger says:

          I bet he’d had enough of them anyway. Good on him I say, it takes a bit of doing to kick away your safty net.

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          • Parsons Knows (Not) says:

            What safety net? He’s a multi millionaire thanks to his big book sales (fair enough, no probs with that).

            Parsons’ schtick is always the sentimental-nostalgic- unreflective- white English workingman’s perspective.

            It really doesn’t go v. far in the 21st century.

            We need to focus far less on ethnic identity and far more on citizenship and what we expect from citizens.

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    • 265
      Anonymous says:

      I don’t know. Old fukka obviously… being ukip.

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  62. 218
    Ed Moribund says:

    It is almost the 70th anniversary of d-day.
    Obama will be coming over for sure.

    Mental note .. It’s not Obama beach. And important yo do some research so I don’t look a complete tit.

    Note to Spads

    1. What did the d stand for? Was it day? Is d-day actually day-day?
    2. Who was fighting ? I think it was the EU against Norway?
    3. Who won
    4. Were any union members present. Did they get mentioned
    5. Who was prime minister, a labour guy hopefully
    6. What role did the gay and lesbian community play on d-day
    7. Were cuts to the armed forces a factor?
    8. Did UKIP support nazi germany?
    9. What effect did the bedroom tax have on the cost of fighting crisis?
    10. Were there any dossiers about V1 rockets and 45 minutes to attack ?

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    • 227
      The very twee Nell says:

      11. Contributions were/ not significant from transgender communities.
      12. Ditto benefit claimants.
      13. Ditto blick African tribal groups in London boroughs, FGM specialist mutilators and witch doctors.

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    • 248
      some got it some don't says:

      There’s a big difference in the wit of comments 212 and 221.

      Like

    • 268
      Anonymous says:

      re (6) What about transies?
      Bloody <something-a>phobe!

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  63. 226
    Somewhere in a padded cell a former prime minister softly hums his thoughts says:

    Duke duke duke
    Duke of earl, duke duke
    Duke of earl
    Duke duke
    Duke of earl

    Duke duke duke
    Duke of earl……

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  64. 232
    The very twee Nell says:

    Stop press: soldier shoots towel head intent on his murder and mate takes quick phone shot. The ‘I’ and the MSM shout howls of protest, shame and derision two years later without bothering to ask about the circumstances.

    The next war has to employ machines and robots only.

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    • 281
      Trouser Terror says:

      Your point about robots is valid. Our robots will in the next few years defeat their “You love life too much” philosophy.

      However referring to the enemy as “towel heads” is cretinous and extremely pathetic. It’s Afghanistan and most of them don’t even wear Arab headdress. Would you like to be killed for wearing trousers? Probably not I expect.

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  65. 238
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    It must be a sad time for all those bed-wetting lefties to watch in disgust how their glorious empire is slowly starting to slip away before their very eyes.

    I just hope that UKIP and Farage don’t cock it up.

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  66. 254
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    These ‘boko hareem’ ghillie’s that we are suposed to get all hot and bothered about, are they anything to do with those ‘janja weed’ folk we was suposed to get all hot and bothered about a while back?

    If not I think our intelligence boys should do a bit of nifty footwork on them, and wind-up each side by saying that the other side think they are pussies, or that they slashed on a c’oran or something. Then they can mutilate eachother or whatever it is they like to do.

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    • 257
      jgm2 says:

      I thought it was ‘Beaucoup haram’ – a splendid mix of of French and arabic symbolizing that, under the religion of peace, everything is forbidden.

      But I’m liking your Anglo-French interpretation of ‘Giant whore-house’.

      I’d particularly like to see these religion of peacers point to the bit in the k*o*r*a*n that details the invention and blueprints for the AK47. Since apparently there is no need for education and science and learning and evolution of knowledge they should be using traditional compound bows to pursue their religious war.

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    • 282
      Trouser Terror says:

      Last time I looked at the map, there’s a thousand miles you’ll have to make up before you can get them close enough to fight.

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  67. 256
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

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    • 258
      jgm2 says:

      Fucking genius.

      almost on a par with Gorgeous George telling the yanks to go fuck themselves.

      Like

      • 260
        'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

        Pull up a chair one day and watch the whole video, Packer single-handedly rips those gobshites to pieces.

        Like

      • 280
        Thanks for making our cricket players wear pink says:

        “I did not have s x with that woman…”

        Kerry Packer’s performance is about as convincing.

        Bluster dressed up as principle.

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        • 301
          SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

          He knows how to tell the statist arseholes how to go and fuck themselves!

          Like

  68. 259
    Jackie Smiths DVD says:

    Parsons new book is shit struggling to sell – aha – say something controversial fingers crossed book will be mentioned – it’s a win win except it’s a lose

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  69. 261
    The Tit in No. 10 says:

    I could not risk asking Waitrose to label their meat – even if it is HALAL, – they might take away my credit card – is it Waitrose we go to Darling??

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  70. 262
    Figel Narage says:

    Lib Dim plant on last nights Question Time, of course he won’t be voting UKIP in Eastleigh all his bl00dy family are /were Lib Dem councillors and connections to recently elected MP Mike Thornton….

    https://m.facebook.com/Notoeu/photos/a.471291522956549.1073741828.470462766372758/666722340080132/?type=1

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    • 277
      Z. Z. Zyzy says:

      LOL He didn’t do v. well. It was an attempt at the character assassination used on the BrrrNP bloke Nick whatisname (which may have been justified but which was still not a very edifying spectacle for a programme allegedly about free debate). Complete fail.

      The brilliant thing about QT was how UKIP had obviously infiltrated the audience – presumably by claiming to be Labour, Lib Dem and Con supporters. :)

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      • 298
        SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        The reason that Nick Griffin was vilified was he had the temerity to expose the police and Labour complicity concerning the MUSLIM gangs preying on young white girls!

        Like

    • 299
      Ockham's Razor says:

      Dirtiest fighters in the business.

      Like

  71. 263
    Belfast welcomes the Giro D'Italia says:

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  72. 276
    Kojo Oppong-Duah says:

    Have followed Mr. Parson’s columns in the Mirror over the years, c/o my in- laws, as I would NEVER buy that rag myself. He was always a very good writer, but initially too typically, boringly left wing in his content, for my liking. However, it was noticeable that a change took place at a point when he became a single dad; he grew up and started to hold more main stream views. His UKIP conversion is wonderful and shows that he is open minded and well above the nerds who follow Labour like sheep.

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  73. 284
    Hilda says:

    I personally know Poles and Chinese who are voting UKIP.

    Like

    • 306
      JH3243262345645 says:

      Anyone who doesn’t like seeing tracts of our towns and cities turning into no-go ghettos may well be considering a UKIP vote.

      Why? They are tired of funding the entrenchment of cultures that would happily destroy them.

      Lefties wittering on about diversity and integration does not change this simple fact.

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  74. 285
    albacore says:

    What turned this guy from Labour (or Tories, come to that)
    Don’t take too much activity underneath your hat
    Being tarred with same brush as a party that bent
    Is enough to make any skunk relent and repent

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  75. 295
    Socialism is theft says:

    As someone from a mixed-race family I shall be voting UKIP. My dad’s parents were Irish.

    Like

  76. 302
    dr river says:

    yes normal people wont go into politics for fear of red top journalists revealing some secret or chasing them around on scooters.this is a joke.

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  77. 315
    Anonymous says:

    “I haven’t voted for so long because I feel there’s a disconnect between the political elite and the people”
    That’s due to a covert imposition of demokcracy Tony. In turn caused by a disconnect between the contents of the minds of those involved, and reality. Cure: Look up the definitive definition of democracy, them compare it with what we’re actually permitted. Do you notice a difference now? Similar questioning could be used to check all political ideologies. To identify how many have become unchallengeable and unchallenged dogma, replete with hypocrisy and paradoxes. Same thing with America and Russia in Ukraine. Where self determination of the majority, by the majority, for the majority is only a referendum away.

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  78. 320
    LibDem Question Time Stooge says:

    Like

  79. 325
    Charlie Bloom LibDem Stooge says:

    You are all Nazi, I read about Pol Pot once

    Here are more of my family with their snouts in the trough

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/4455965.The_council_couple_who_claim___80_000_a_year/

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  80. 327
    Media Tycoon and his decrepit ensemble says:

    Just thought I’d give you a ‘nod’, seeing as I dictate what you think….

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM(War in Syria, War in Ukraine, let’s spread peace (delete as appropriate..)MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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  81. 336
    Vote Ukip to stop the cultural vandalism says:

    Dave and Ed types have run our country undemocratically for years. We kid ourselves we get a say – we don’t these neo-liberal elites select their own leaders then propagate things that don’t matter to ordinary people’s lives like climate change bs and diversity and tell us that migration brings economic benefits. Utter shite all of it. Vote Ukip if nothing else just to jam a big carrot up their aresholes.

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  82. 339
    Cool Dude says:

    UKIP are the party of the past. How can you vote for a party that would put Europe back to the old fashioned nationalism.

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