May 13th, 2014

SPEAKER WATCH: Little Prince Tightens Grip on Principality

The Speaker’s manouevres are starting to generate some resistance from the floor of the House, as we’ve recently seen in PMQs.

Now, news from the labyrinth of the Palace.

The Clerk of Clerks resigned recently (to get away from the Speaker’s abusive behaviour, observers said). And Bercow has ripped up the ad for his replacement.

The job description has been rewritten to downplay clerkly knowledge, ability, virtue – and to favour managerial skills, expenditure control, ICI-type experience and abilities.

This will make it easier for an outside professional to get onto the shortlist.

However, he or she will then be competing with others of enormous procedural knowledge.

How would a clever little Prince deal with that?

He would rig the membership of the Panel of Selection.

Last time, the Panel included the whole House of Commons Commission, the Leader of the House, the Chairman of Ways and Means and the Chairman of the Liaison Committee.

Now, rumour has it, Bercow is planning to boot the Commons Commission off his Panel for its recent rebellion (they voted him down 5-1 on one of his pet proposals).

It’s not entirely clear that the Chairman of Ways and Means is in his good books, if other rumours are true. The Chairman of the Liaison Committee? He may keep his place.

And as for the Leader of the House . . . Their mutual antagonism waxes and wanes.

He needs a clear majority and will use his powers of patronage to get it.

Judging from the composition of the Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement (the real-life parody of a TV parody of a real-life BBC) the Speaker’s choice of outside associates isn’t of the highest quality.

And that is the prize he is playing for: an chief executive he can push around, and a Clerk he can push around with impunity.


209 Comments

  1. 1
    More dodgy rozzers says:

    Avon and Somerset chief constable Nick Gargan suspended over claims of “inappropriate behaviour” towards women

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    • 16
      a non says:

      The following thread is fkucered Guido.
      I can like a comment but cannot post a reply or my own comment
      Poor show

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      • 19
        Gaydar Alert says:

        in a civil partnership, please be civil in the house.

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      • 53
        Puzzled says:

        I wonder if this blog’s new comment structure is playing up?

        Or, does Guido now impose a quota on number of comments per blog post?

        Why else would I not be able to post a comment on the thread for the Poster Girl?

        Have comments been closed mid-thread for that piece?

        There is (on that blog thread) no access to a comment box at time of writing this, nor any reply function to respond to any of the comments already posted there.

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        • 86
          jimbo says:

          He closed it down – have you read the comments? Half of them are calling him out for the fact he is now employed by the mainstream media (he admits this, takes the murdoch shilling) and is now co-ordinating a story attempting to smear UKIp with the Guardian of all people. He has the post up and ready, link to the guardian in place, they had two articles pumped out instantly all in relation to a woman who is apparently a pro-immigration fanatic who one can reasonable assume joined ukip in order to damage them. There have always been such double-agents but in the world of the internets and twitter it has become a powerful tactic for the Press/Main parties/Left/BBC/Guido to use to attack Ukip.

          People are not quite as subservient as Guido thinks.

          His reputation as a genuine outsider is in tatters and I doubt it’s very nice for him to read people tearing him to shreds. So no more comments on that piece.

          Best part is, after spending my whole damn life voting Tory at every election even local ones just to try to keep Labour out, for the first time in many decades, since Thatcher resigned in fact, I will be voting FOR someone not AGAINST someone when I cast my vote for UKIP in the upcoming election. The more smear stories the Sun/Mail/Guardian etc run, the more determined I am.

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          • well and truly rumbled says:

            Even my teenager recognised this ex-UKIP resignation story as a
            crude set-up and he’s thick as pig shit.
            I doubt that few people who were planning to vote UKIP on May 22
            will have changed their minds-I certainly haven’t.

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          • Sad for Guido says:

            Thanks for explaining this. Will stop looking now – was willing to go a long way with Guido, but now . . .

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          • Anonymous says:

            He’s also ignoring the biggest political news of the day (as is the rest of the MSM)

            BLACKSHIRTS BACK IN BRITAIN.

            Gerard Batten MEP’s house was attacked with bricks.

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          • Anonymous says:

            It’s probably the UAF sponsored by the Unions and Labour.

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    • 17
      Derek says:

      is there is such a thing as the father of the house. who is the mother then?
      who lays the eggs? Th whole place is a wierd commune. was croucho marx involved in it’s design?

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      • 47
        broderick crawford says:

        FLYWHEEL SHYSTER AND FLYWHEEL ATTORNEYS TO THE CROOKED SAY

        No Groucho wasn ‘ t but his cousin Karl certainly wss .

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        • 66
          spice wallah says:

          mother lays the egg.
          she has parents too.
          mother knows reality, so is she the escort posh spice.
          .
          her parents can only operate based on money.
          can’t blame the old.
          but that does not stop them being real fukaars….question arises : how can they. the hysteria of 2 generation ago, the age of the capricorn…who built what is seen as great…is still with us…their grasping hands want appeciation but they know that their inner panic/emptiness can only be consumed by thunder and lightening. in the planet of the apes, the learned nnocents are taking over.
          .
          outrage of “old” … rage out of acute anxiety … the futility of past “justice” … recovery of the innocence of the expansive and philosophical saggitarian age… we are ain training.
          .
          .behind all is the old grasping who worked hard and made the world that we live in today. their hand is in all matters, but sadly invisible and hence we misdirect.

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    • 45
      broderick crawford says:

      COLONEL CHOLMONDLEY -FAIRWEATHER-SAILOR SAYS ;

      Wimmin …Wimmin ?

      Are they still around ?

      I thought they had all been replaced by self -serviceable inflatable dolls .

      ( I replaced mine yonks ago , best thing I ever did )

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  2. 2
    Ethel of Purley says:

    Proof if needed that he is a slimy obnoxious short arsed deceitful cnut, and the rest of them are worse for letting him get away with it.

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    • 20
      The Growler says:

      Like you Geedes he is a devotee of political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli the author of The Prince based on the life of that lovely chap Cesare Borgia, just like Maggie she was said to keep a copy in her bedroom, basing her rule of the Cons on Machiavelli’ teachings in the book.

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      • 27
        spice wallah says:

        Always difficult to pinpoint, quirky Aquarius appreciates the unusual and complex flavor of star anise. Use this star-shaped spice when you wish to bring happy surprises into your life..
        .
        pernod anyone?

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        • 31
          Bumsexy Cameron, call me Prime Minister if you quack ! says:

          Pernod is an anagram of Equal Marriage. Says so in next years manifesto. So there.

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          • Quigley says:

            Interesting how euphemisms wear out their welcome. “Equal marriage” indeed! Once that term becomes polluted by the inherently ludicrous and repulsive nature of the thing to which it refers, what can we expect to replace it?

            The same is true of racial epithets, of course, and one can trace a long line of now-verboten terms to the present euphemism for persons whose ancestors did not join the northward trek from the Rift Valley.

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          • A Libertarian says:

            Flat Tax as Equal Tax – now that works for me.

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    • 22
      Bring back Betty for gravitas and bearing in the role says:

      It was the rest of them who elected the short and deceitful cnut to the position in the first place!

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    • 48
      broderick crawford says:

      JULIUS CAESAR SAYS

      Let me have about me men who are fat .

      Yon Burkha has a lean and shortishly hungry look.

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  3. 3
    A very short-lived says:

    thread.

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  4. 4
    Observant says:

    Sick of the sight of this little berk, can you perhaps use a picture of an orc instead?

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    • 30
      spice wallah says:

      .feel like rosemary’s baby. no worries cutie pie:
      when the global beggars are out, read the following:

      Pisces is strengthened by rosemary’s ability to promote an aura of centered grounding. This protective herb helps strengthen boundaries and cultivate a closer connection to the physical realm.

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  5. 5
    Aoin NW says:

    He is going to be defeated so hard for reselection as speaker, Buckingham council may as well budget for a 2015 by election now.

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  6. 6
    All the world says:

    Dwarf watch

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  7. 7
    John says:

    He must NOT get a Peerage out of this little lot! He is a disgrace….

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    • 11
      Anon & Voting for UKIP ORG says:

      Well of course Dodgy Dave is NOT going to resign WHEN loses the EUSSR
      Elections

      And Dodgy Dave is NOT going to resign WHEN he loses the Scottish Referendum

      And Dodgy Dave is NOT going to resign WHEN he loses the May 2015 G.E.

      But Dodgy Dave WILL make certain this devious little manic cnut gets a FULL

      peerage and of course all of the Tax Payer funded perks for his Slapper as well……..

      Democracy is a much abused word by ConsLieLabor Anti-Democracy Alliance

      and something they will always excel at in making certain it will never be

      allowed to happen here…………..

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  8. 8
    Bercow needs to go. says:

    Bercow is dwarf and his wife is a leeching leftwing slag.

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  9. 9
    Observer says:

    A Clerk foisted on the House by a controversial Speaker may find his position an uncomfortable one.

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  10. 10
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I detect envy.

    (That’s what we’re supposed to say, isn’t it? Politics of envy?)

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  11. 12
    Libertarians go home says:

    Are these comments still open for comment?

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    • 23
      F##k the LibLabCon says:

      Yes it looks like you can post on this one, it seems Guido’s just thrown his toys out of the pram because of anti-establishment/MSM comments on his latest anti-UKIP story.

      I could be wrong but…….. narrrrrrr, probably not.

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      • 83
        Bottom of the heap says:

        I coulcn’t give a fuck anymore whatever bollocks the media/politicians throw at UKIP.

        A vote for them is a vote against the whole useless, self-serving mass of entitled, superior wankers who are trying to protect their cushy lifestyles that the rest of us pay for.

        Fuck em all.

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        • 108
          you're right says:

          I agree.
          The established parties still aren’t listening to us.
          A plan to label halal meat,put forward by Tory MP Philip
          Davies was rejected by parliament today.Label it- not ban it-
          just give consumers the choice over whether we wish to eat it.

          They don’t represent my views-they don’t deserve my vote.

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    • 163
      Anonymous says:

      No.

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  12. 13
    White, heterosexual, educated, Christian Male, happily married in stable relationship, loves England says:

    Do I qualify for Minority status?

    Am I allowed my own customs / religion / tradition / cultural signifiers?

    Thought not

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    • 18
      Derek says:

      please don’t cry. thought not. enjoy

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      • 110
        White,happily married woman,atheist,loves my country and wants to be governed by Westminster says:

        Are my views being represented in Parliament.

        Thought not.

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  13. 14
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    Conflating the principle of sensible immigration policy with rac!sm is a false argument to begin with.

    There are many reasons to restrict immigration – for example – open door to R’ussia, looking at U’kraine – would perhaps not be a wise move. Is that rac!st to R’ussians ? For P’utin’s propaganda purposes: Yes.

    The problem with immigration at present is not rac!sm, but the fact that UK immigration policy is controlled by folk in B’russels who do not manage our policy in the interests of us.

    The real meat of the argument lays there, and it is becoming more obvious now the straw men of rac!sm are being cleared away.

    Pertinent to the broader debate, apologies not so much to the increasingly more curious moves of our beloved Speaker. He is one sharp little cookie cutter, isn’t he ? :-)

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    • 15
      at a secret location says:

      human race… how can one be racist?
      having said that the google fonder,s…founder’s girlfriend from cheltenham in england hates the human race.

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  14. 21
    Tachybaptus says:

    Norway’s leading tabloid newspaper has been accused of “prehistoric prejudice” after an editorial in Monday’s paper argued that now a “bearded lady” has won Eurovision, future contests may as well feature “a giant ape” or “a singing camel”.

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    • 25
      F##k the LibLabCon says:

      I want a signing bisexual trandgendered illegal immigrant from the Tenere desert area of Niger land with AIDS and TB to win next year. Oh and it must have a beard too, beards are important.

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    • 28
      Donald Rumsfeld says:

      We have a trained ape with a good voice. Can USA enter him next year ?

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    • 60
      Boombangatinkletonkle says:

      I stopped watching this load of old tosh about ten years ago.

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      • 123
        Chroistttttt says:

        Someone needs to humiliate Australia by showing their little segment during the Eurovision semi final on Thursday night.

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    • 165
      Anonymous says:

      Did someone mention Norway

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  15. 24
    Fishy says:

    Can’t leave a comment on GF’s latest posting – the ‘leave a comment ‘, ‘reply’ buttons have been disappeared. Is it the same for anyone else?

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    • 26
      F##k the LibLabCon says:

      Yep!

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      • 29
        Comment is too free says:

        G’uido moves in mysterious ways.

        Could the whole thing be another MSM put up – like the disabled parking thing the other day ?

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        • 32
          Baboo Bashir says:

          Bad news Asian lady losing job.
          Good news tinfoil rolls have been selling like hot towels !

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        • 33
          SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

          All comments off on the latest anti UKIP set up, if they think this is going to stop people voting UKIP they are in for a disappointment !

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          • Pubic scouse says:

            I think you are in for a disappointment.

            This is very bad news for UKIP.
            Already the polls have turned.
            Racists tag is something they are desperate to avoid.

            This is as bad as Purnell quitting during Gordon euro elections.

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            Polls have already turned ? Perhaps posting some evidence to back that assertion would give it some credibility.

            Still early days – lets see what happens next…

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            @COBar …

            Perhaps The host has gone into ‘disaster recovery mode – ‘cos it’s backfired – however even the host might have been set up – because there are some fucking desperate creaking Rsoles in the establishment – who ‘still think’ that their days of divide and rule may not be over.

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            With all respect, this site’s owner, and his news crew, are messengers, and the owners distaste for politicians is very well documented.

            One should not shoot messengers :-)

            Agree that there is a whiff of desperation in the air. Divide and rule will succeed the current bunch of practitioners, as it works. But divide and rule by the current lot is comprehensively failing.

            It would be good if the UAF and Hope not Hate sheep wake up to the agitprop and maybe go down the pub with their political opponents and over a drink and a smoke debate their differences of opinions. They will find a centre ground and then realize just how silly their physical attacks are.

            Have seen some evidence on T’witter that ‘ye olde right on Labour activist’ seems to have had some sort of wake up regarding the false UKIP T’witter arrest story. Pennies are beginning to drop.

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          • SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            Does anyone think white people will be put off voting UKIP because a female asian plant has played the race card , she obviously infiltrated the party with this in mind ,the timing must be more than a coincidence !

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            More to the point, don’t think many !ndian’s will be put off either.

            They know what their women can be like, which is why they prefer to keep them in the home.

            Now, what effect will this have on her dowry. Family may have a hard time finding someone to marry her now…

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          • rinky stingpiece says:

            …but there’s no such thing as race, so how can there be such a thing as racism?

            there is only ethnocentrism, and that is innate to all ethnicities in the world.

            why do they feign surprise at the idea that English is an ethnicity like any other?

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          • The Guido Eydonidee says:

            The last words from Guido to Wikiguido ‘Shut it down son’

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  16. 38
    Miles Axelrod says:

    I don’t believe what has happened.
    Labour guy meets me at the airport. And I says “good to meet you Miliband.”
    And he says ” I’m not Miliband ! I’m Chukky Uhura! ”
    so I says ” no kidding. In the picture you guys sent I thought you was Miliband.”

    Turns out Miliband isn’t the black guy!
    He’s the geeky pale face with the poindexter haircut.

    I specialise In making black guys acceptable to white guys. Basketball hoops and hot dogs and stuff like that. I can’t do anything with this white guy.
    He couldn’t hit a hoop if we dropped him through it.

    And a hot dog looks like it’s against his religion.

    Anyone know the flight schedule back to the US of A ?

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    • 46
      Jack says:

      ‘I specialise In making black guys acceptable to white guys’

      Can you contact me? I’m Harriet’s hubby.

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  17. 39
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    H’ague’s hairdresser needs an OBE. Very impressed with the new styling.

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  18. 41
    Archie says:

    Could the local Conservative party please do us all a huge favour by de-selecting this odious little man. I know it will fly in the face of convention but who cares?

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    • 162
      Alan A Dale says:

      Bercow himself has played no small part in the corrupting of our parliamentary system. It’s high time he was hoist by his own petard.
      It’s not like Little John is even a Conservative – not by any stretch of the imagination.
      Bercow and Cameron should therefore be bosom buddies; what we’ve seen recently must just have been a lovers’ tiff.

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  19. 42
    President Cheery. B. Mahmood says:

    there doesn’t seem to be any “reply to” links on the post “UKIP’s Ethnic Minority Poster Girl Quits Party Citing Racism”
    I hope this isn’t the tip of the ice cream

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    • 44
      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder says:

      I noticed that too.
      I merely wanted to say that I think that she is ugly.

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      • 58
        Tangent says:

        I wanted to change the subject entirely

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      • 59
        Quigley says:

        And I merely wanted to say that I am sick to the back teeth of being insulted by people to whom, or to whose parents, my country has offered hospitality and a haven.

        No good deed ever goes unpunished, as the saying goes. Or, to paraphrase Dostoyevsky’s definition: “Man is a biped which is ungrateful”.

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        • 142
          Smears R Us says:

          It’s either a plant, or evidence they’ve been turned, promises of cash, jobs or prestige.

          I’m talking about Geedo, not that ex UKIP women by the way…

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  20. 43
    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony loving the panic and utter desperation says:

    Comments off, reply off, no explanation.

    This is getting really tiresome.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    • 144
      Avg.Joe says:

      Turning comments off…

      Geedos turning into the Telegraph….

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      • 194
        Losers vote Labour says:

        …if he’s not in hot water for something, perhaps he’s overhauling the site and auditing his filters and plugins, but it’s not the best timing for that.

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  21. 50
    broderick crawford says:

    SO CONGRATULATIONS GUIDO AND TEAM

    YOUR FIDDLING AROUND WITH THE THREAD BOX BY INPUTTING MEANINGLESS LIKE IT AND BLANK SPACES HOGWASH HAS RESULTED IN YOUR UKIP ETHNIC RESIGNATION POST BEING COMPLETELY DEVOID OF A REPLY BUTTON THROUGHOUT.

    IS THIS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE ? INCONSEQUENTIAL ICONS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TRIED AND TESTED REPLY OPTION ??

    SORT IT BY TOMORROW –GOODNIGHT !!

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    • 56
      Reply says:

      Like this

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    • 61
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      Highly interesting of ‘replies’ being turned off on that blog – the last official one being posted at 4:50 pm.

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      • 107
        rinky stingpiece says:

        Well, from Guido’s POV most of his commenters are tin-hatters and ‘kippers, and whilst he might be unsurprised at the sort of responses the UKIP Indian (thames) valley girl smear might get; as well as the sort of hysterics the unexplained shut down of comments to it might get – especially given the timing – the buildup to the euros – the momentum potential for ukip and the wilting of labour in the polls. most events like this tend to be the result of cock ups rather than conspiracy – mind you it won’t hurt in terms of nudging up the hits on that particular story and making it seem more exciting and significant than it actually is.
        he may wonder why he bothers at all… but the site does provide an outlet for those who would be instantly expunged by the disqus widget elsewhere, and that at least ensures a bit more wit and fun than on the dull sanitised lefty sites.

        nothing lasts forever, however, and if guido is evolving into a higher life form – a columnist – then the commenting bacteria can and maybe will move on to another more accommodating host.

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        • 131
          A Grown-Up says:

          Any recommendations for similar sites preferably without the Facebook-style mini-pictures and like-button.
          I can decide for myself whether I like it

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  22. 52
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    Developing…

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    • 55
      Londoner says:

      Why do those locations not surprise me?

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      • 63
        C O (Ξ7s1) says:

        Perhaps the guy news team are all over this, which is why they have switched off the comments on the other thread.

        In the mean time, it would appear that the homes of UKIP MEPs are now being attacked here…

        You have a choice of deranged activist: Green, Labour or Bullingdon. Not sure the Lib Dem’s have got enough spunk left to throw bricks around, and this is not the BeanP style.

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        • 68
          Anonymous says:

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          • jimbo says:

            I was jsut reading that sotry on the BBC website… errrr

            Funny to see how quickly Guido closed comments on his latest article – have you read the comments? Half of them are calling him out for the fact he is now employed by the mainstream media (he admits this, takes the murdoch shilling) and is now co-ordinating a story attempting to smear UKIp with the Guardian of all people. He has the post up and ready, link to the guardian in place, they had two articles pumped out instantly all in relation to a woman who is apparently a pro-immigration fanatic who one can reasonable assume joined ukip in order to damage them. There have always been such double-agents but in the world of the internets and twitter it has become a powerful tactic for the Press/Main parties/Left/BBC/Guido to use to attack Ukip.

            People are not quite as subservient as Guido thinks.

            His reputation as a genuine outsider is in tatters and I doubt it’s very nice for him to read people tearing him to shreds. So no more comments on that piece.

            Best part is, after spending my whole damn life voting Tory at every election even local ones just to try to keep Labour out, for the first time in many decades, since Thatcher resigned in fact, I will be voting FOR someone not AGAINST someone when I cast my vote for UKIP in the upcoming election. The more smear stories the Sun/Mail/Guardian etc run, the more determined I am.

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            No doubt the pigs – will never ever find the establishment stooge party paid bastards as is the well known ‘form’ of the pigs.

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    • 125
      Jezza says:

      Eeny meeny miny mo..

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  23. 57
    A Libertarian says:

    Surely the tuition fee should be part refunded for this sort of thing:

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    • 109
      rinky stingpiece says:

      reminds me of the time Chinese students attacked a student house with a Tibetan flag in the window at a certain university I know.

      they really don’t seem to get the irony of calling someone a fascist and a bigot whilst kicking them in the head and hurling bricks at them, do they?

      it’s like one big lefty tantrum – tantamount to incitement to political hatred, if such a crime could exist – and why not? what’s the difference between a political ideology and a religion?

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      • 158
        A Libertarian says:

        A religion usually has a moral code and spiritual meaning.

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        • 196
          Losers vote Labour says:

          Have you ever read a Communist Manifesto?

          Politics = religion in every sense.

          …or do you imagine that the evasive word “spiritual” is a requirement for all religions?

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  24. 62
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    How many ‘sleepers’ are there in Parliament? [There are two inferences in that comment - just in case some real thickos are reading.]

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  25. 67
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    The European Court of Justice … wot a load of old bollox they are – and just like the other European Court of Human Rights – the ‘slogans’ imply lots but they are both full of shitty fucking deluded legals … and it is ‘they’ who the public ought to be looking at who have been propping up our fucking corrupt government.

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    • 70
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      p.s. It’s becoming more like 1989 in East Germany – government ceased to exist because of the completeness of the corruption form all of the politicians.

      The UK government & opposition has all but ceased to exist – why – it wouldn’t be all manner of corruption, fraud et cetera would it and in cahoots with the busted suborned msm and independent (not) judiciary – pillars of the state huh?

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      • 75
        President Cheery. B. Mahmood says:

        It’s probably something to do with a fracturing of the relationship between Man and God represented by Nature.

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        • 80
          President Cheery. B. Mahmood says:

          To explain as any gardener, herdsman but possibly not farmer can. In the cultivation of a living thing there is the thing itself which you want to be healthy and grow and so you become in sympathy but with that there is also the experience of touching life itself, which is there for those who can sense it.
          By industrialization and city dwelling people have lost the relationship of nature. Cynicism is found everywhere as people fail to understand their melancholy. By working with nature, nurturing and consuming healthy life sanity can return.

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      • 106
        C O (Ξ7s1) says:

        Has Habeas Corpus in the UK been deliberately eroded in order to re-establish the Star Chamber ? Methinks the chamber may have been active for a while now.

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  26. 69
    Fishy says:

    Weird Ed has seen yet another opportunity and has jumped on another bandwagon – this time the cost of football (it’th the cotht of football cwithith).

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/10828072/Ed-Miliband-calls-for-new-rules-on-football-club-ownership.html

    It look like there’s not a single thing that Miliband won’t stick his nose in (which is probably why it’s the shape that it is). How relevant an issue to go into the Euro elections with.

    Note to Weird Ed: Football is something that ordinary people have an interest in and play. It’s not like your favourite sport, baseball – baseball is rounders for Americans and is played in the United States where I wish you’d fuck off to, and join your Banana Brother.

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    • 79
      Ed Milliband says:

      Have you twied saying ‘cotht of thoccer cwisis’? People would think I was odd. Oh.

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      • 81
        Labour in a nutshell says:

        They jumped the shark when the Maximum Imbecile signed Lisbon…

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        • 87
          EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

          Don’t forget the pitiful and pathetic MSM who ‘collectively’ stated … well that’s that we’re part of it now – WHEN OF COURSE WE ARE FUCKING NOT.

          Brown – no fucking mandate from the British Public to sign that fucking parchment – which will forever be a FAKE.

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      • 85
        Fishy says:

        I forgot. Yanks call it thoccer.

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  27. 72
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    How many child&bumsex fiends have the establishment tried to get to infiltrate UKIP – there is one known individual out there in the public domain – and guess what THE MIGHT OF THE MSM couldn’t even uncover it – but some have.

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    • 78
      C O (Ξ7s1) says:

      The MSM will only uncover that when the timing is right to cause maximum damage to UKIP in an attempt to discredit them.

      UKIP are doing something right in keeping them out. Enhanced CRB checks for all candidates and staff ??? That would finish the Lib Dem’s overnight if they tried to emulate :-)

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      • 98
        EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

        You have misread the comment – the miscreant has already been ‘uncovered’. And the MSM remain ‘silent’ about it because they too have been uncovered for keeping quiet about it.

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        • 101
          C O (Ξ7s1) says:

          I get that – and agree your point.

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            The evidence is being held – to ‘fuck over’ the msm for their sloven, lazy and bone fucking idle ‘subordination’ to the stooges.

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  28. 73
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Ever Land Registry in the UK has been infiltrated by corrupt and controlling individuals. It took at least a decade or more to do it … but they’re all being found out now – and low and behold it IS NOT the MSM who have uncovered it – for some strange and odd reasons.

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  29. 74
    Gordon Brown says:

    Me so horny.

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  30. 84
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    The ICC have been delivered a dossier re!raq. Well well

    Now didn’t blair’s beard positively encourage him to sign up to the ICC – yes she did.

    If the ICC are not a waste of space haven’t they GOT something to prove of their legitimacy to exist or are they about useless as the UN, NATO and so many other international Corporate behemoth quangos?

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    • 91
      Fishy says:

      It’s that hard left Socialist, Shiner bloke again, from Self Interest Lawyers in Brum.

      Cost Britain a fortune defending the cases of abuse he brought on behalf of Iraqi terrorists, and then it turned out that he didn’t enough evidence to proceed with the case.

      This must be ‘Plan B’.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/defence/10714335/As-we-denigrate-our-troops-lawyers-get-rich.html

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      • 93
        SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        If this spineless government would grow some balls they would simply tell the ICC that this is none of their business , arrest Shiner and charge the little slime ball with treason!

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        • 96
          EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

          The treason is of Blairs against the British Public – his handlers have to deal with that they too are co-conspirators at deceiving the British Public.

          Ref the telegph link – note the last few words “lawyers-get-rich”

          Lawyers do a ‘GET’ to get rich – what the fuck have i been saying about the whole legal fraternity for some years – they are the mob.

          As for shiner – he ain’t the only fucking lying lawyer who bleeds the public funds dry … FFS wake up some of you imbeciles.

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          • President Cheery. B. Mahmood says:

            It is true that the Masonic type organizations are undemocratic and should be proscribed but then perhaps that is all that there is underneath everything a collection of naughty boys, what do the masons call a criminal member ? perhaps it is a cheeky person.

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            To PCBM – The Right have their crafty ones; the left have their Purpose ones – when enough people in the middle work out that they (left and right) are agin the people (to be bled dry of their hard earned) then halla fucking leujah.

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  31. 92
    A neo-Christian says:

    Jesus, the Messiah and son of God, died for all our sins.

    Gordon Brown, the Maximum Imbecile and one eyed c’unt, should be blamed for all our sins.

    Moving forward, to avoid unnecessary libel and defamation, personal attacks should be directed at the Maximum Imbecile, where the Imbecile is understood to be Gordon Brown being blamed for the sins of the actual target.

    Example: Ethnic girl quits UKIP on a blatant scorched earth publicity campaign to make a few quid and perhaps establish a career.

    Replace all reference to this wayward young sinner with: Maximum Imbecile.

    Then proceed with a ‘fuck Gordon':

    —-

    The Maximum Imbecile is a divisive bitch who is trying to undermine the Euro-vote.

    One should not forget the Gold, Lisbon, Saving the World or fucking up the economy most deliberately and calling the election as late as possible. Damn the Maximum Imbecile for eternity. Amen.

    —-

    The second sentence should be uttered. The Amen may be replaced with similar expression, such as: Vote UKIP.

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    • 122
      stun says:

      I thought for a moment there that jgm2 had found God, what with the Maximum Imbecile references. But the lack of Fucking Scotland confirmed a less well written rant, all of which I enjoy.

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  32. 94
    Labour says:

    We’d like Google to remove all mentions of what we did between 1997 and 2010.

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    • 97
      Fishy says:

      Why rely on Google when you have the BBC

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    • 102
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      And the ECJ are not controlled from the Temple in London!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. 100
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    Poll’s are not looking bad:

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    • 112
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      Here’s a clue – as it is 22:33 (paper reviews!) – will the msm be going with the ‘PLANT’ uncovered story OR will they have already written their DTP scripts – fulminating with ‘smears’ … and they’ve just gone to press! Ha, Ha, Ha!

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  34. 114
    changing of the guard says:

    all of a sudden, you are not allowed to comment on Guido’s blog. Murdoch’s toy.

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    • 118
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      i can say what i fucking like about Murdoch because he is one of the most evil bastards ever born.

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      • 124
        EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

        btw – some know why and many of the Rsoles in the msm and establishment – don’t want to know – fuck ‘em.

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  35. 115
    Wots goin on? says:

    I D site tits up?

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  36. 117
    The Battle for the Euro elections says:

    Co-ordinated attack by MSM on UKIP tonight. Be assured that the young lady’s resignation was planned.

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  37. 119
    President Cheery. B. Mahmood says:

    Racism presumably means recognizing cultural differences between people who are closely related and dissimilar to other closely related groups ?
    Is there a problem with that ?
    I am quite interested in the history and culture of ideas of the North American Indians who I’m guessing are early Chinese exploration settlers. I think that they are a race of people.
    So I would be considered a racist ?

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  38. 121
    Ireland, Comedy zone says:

    Talking of jumping the shark, look at the welcome afforded to Donald Trump as he arrived in Shannon in the Republic of Ireland

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  39. 129
    BBC News 24 - Paper Review now says:

    Liam Halligan – Telegraph

    Hugo Rifkind – J e w i s h son of a prominent J e w

    The Times – Main Headline – UKIP Faces Scandel over “Cash for Euro Seats”

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    • 139
      Sir William Haley says:

      What else would you expect from Fatboy Finkelstein? Vote UKIP.

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    • 149
      Avg.Joe says:

      Who really gives a sh1t about this ?

      Another non story.

      More importantly, Cameron is still a lying little toe rag who has cried wolf over the EU referendum far too many times, and is happy being the PM as our sovereignty is variously surrendered, vacated, destroyed, usurped and given away.

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    • 199
      Reader says:

      No-one takes the Times seriously these days.

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  40. 130
    BBC News 24 - Paper Review now says:

    Notice how Rifkind is consistently attacking UKIP.

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    • 150
      Anonymous says:

      Did you say Rifkind or Geedo ?

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    • 161
      B. Honest says:

      They all do it. All of them…They all go on the racist riff…There isn’t one paper reviewer who ever gives UKIP an even break.

      The question the political elite have to ask themselves is this: is it illegitimate for any political party to oppose mass immigration? If it is, then we no longer live in a democracy.

      Any opposition to mass immigration will attract racists, just as opposition to over-bonused bankers attracts racists, and economic protectionism attracts racists…but why stop there, racists are attracted to green policies as well (all that natural soil stuff was much loved in Germany in the 30s as is keeping fluoride out of our water). Grammar school teaching attracts racists as they like IQ tests. Racists tend also to oppose animal vivisection and ritual slaughter.

      Are we really saying that all these policies, some more sensible than others, are illegitimate just because they attract racists?

      It’s time we got rid of elite politics and substituted common sense democratic politics based on free speech values.

      To say you oppose 5 million people coming here from the rest of the world every decade (and the consequent 5 million plus population growth) is not to say you support racist mass murder.

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      • 166
        DD says:

        Quote “Guido Fawkes written from the perspective of the only man to enter parliament with HONEST intention”

        What nonsense, it’s been obvious for quite sometime, that he’s no better than the paid, smearing, dishonest hacks who write the crap, paid for by their political Tory and Labour paymasters, in the likes of the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and Mail et al, the Mail being the worst.

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        • 176
          rinky stingpiece says:

          St@ines not even from York! He’s taking a national hero’s name in vain…

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        • 178
          Barnack says:

          All such conceits eventually run their course. This one has run its. Still, as a site where people who want come to see what the establishment, ie Guido and the rest of Westminster, want you to think and not know or comment about, it has its uses.

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  41. 133
    BBC News 24 - Paper Review now says:

    Rifkind now bemoaning the nationalism involved with the England Football Team

    Consistent

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  42. 134
    BBC News 24 - Paper Review now says:

    Oh…now it’s David Ornstein doing the sports review.

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  43. 135

    I love the fact that Guido had to close the comments on the Thandi story in a vain attempt to stop you throwbacks from proving her right.

    Mind you you’ve got to wonder about someone who takes three years to work out that a far right party might not be a good fit for her.

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  44. 137
    The International Criminal Court says:

    The ICC at the Haigh declares:

    British Soldiers – Guilty of war crimes in Afghanistan

    Tony Blair – Innocent of war crimes in Afghanistan (by omission)

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  45. 141
    Oh dear! says:

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    • 148
      táxpáyér says:

      Police respond to electoral fraud aimed against UKIP.

      MSM = LIES.

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    • 152
      Anonymous says:

      Makes a change from the police ignoring the mass organised r@pe and child abuse against predominantly white Christian under age girls by mussies in the UK.

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      • 173
        rinky stingpiece says:

        …and the mass organised r@pe and child abuse organised by BBC light entertainers.

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    • 169
      DD says:

      The fact is the Limp Dim fool was not asked by the Police to remove anything, but why let the truth get in the way of a good smear ?

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      • 175
        rinky stingpiece says:

        Not as good as these efforts:

        h**p://scarletstandard.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/ivenever.jpg

        h**p://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/102.jpg

        h**p://dailyelection.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/never-voted-labour-before1.gif

        h**p://www.pensionstheft.org/mediac/400_0/media/Poster_1.jpg

        imagine a red poster of H@rriet with “Ch!ldren?” how fast would the pol!ce state be?

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      • 179
        C O (Ξ7s1) says:

        The fool in question was a Green activist, not a Liberal.

        Correct the police did not ask him to remove any tweets, they did speak with him about his use of UKIP logo’s in material he was distributing.

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        • 192
          Pompous arse says:

          It is a fair intervention. Using another party’s logo to put out material which could deceive the electors as to their policies is a criminal offemce.

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    • 174
  46. 147
    President Putin says:

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  47. 153
    Sexocet says:

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    • 159
      Anonymous says:

      Oh dear. Is he expecting people to take seriously the *ahem* impartial opinions of someone who has a photo of badly injured Farrage (post plane crash) on his twitter page?

      What a total fuc’king c’unt.

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      • 170
        rinky stingpiece says:

        It’s all just a bit pointless really… most votes were cast last week; and most people who haven’t decided in their minds already, don’t think about politics every day, so this fake wacism story, however close to the run-up is actually too far away, and will be forgotten by next week, even if nick wobinson attempts to regurgitate is again and again.
        as Labour should have learnt by now, it’s all very well having a message, but you have to have people willing to listen to it for it to matter. most voters aren’t listening to the left.

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        • 171
          rinky stingpiece says:

          the general election is always bought… you cut the costs of the middle of the economic bell curve of voters, then you win. if, like Labour at the moment, you focus on one end of the bell curve, wanting to hand them the economic benefit, then the middle of the economic bell curve knows it has to pay for that, and it knows that labour will increase it’s costs… and no turkey is going to vote for christmas.
          Blair only won because he brought the promise of wealth to the economically productive middle, and Ed’s policy direction is why he will never win – moreover, a coalition with a losing libdems is not a victory either, and would do more corrosive harm to labour’s longterm aspirations than accepting defeat.

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  48. 156
    Owen Jones talks about his TARDIS... says:

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  49. 168
    rinky stingpiece says:

    I’ve just seen the photo of Dan Hodges on the Guardian for the first time- he’s not exactly a beautiful man – looks like some kind of mole rat.
    no wonder he became a hatefilled leftwing hatemonger.

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    • 182
      C O (Ξ7s1) says:

      He is one of the saner commentators on the left.

      Seems to have his pen poised more against Labour at the moment.

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      • 184
        One Man One Vote says:

        You can’t blame him for that.

        Miliband is an illegitimate leader put in place by a union block vote. He’s not got what it takes to win his own party over, let alone the nation.

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        • 188
          C O (Ξ7s1) says:

          Brings the splits in the party into sharp relief.

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          • One Man One Vote says:

            True. We hear a lot about Labour members also being in unions, but there are many people who matter, because they are potential activists in the run up to elections, are in the Labour Party but NOT in unions. They quietly resent the way union members have disproportionate influence on policy and the ‘culture’ of the party and their undemocratic behind the scenes use of union money to take the party in directions that cut the party off from the public.

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          • C O (Ξ7s1) says:

            Those splits go back to the ditching of clause IV.

            The union influence ebbs and flows, strong at the moment as the unions represent a more important party funding source now, but definitely causing tension with those in the party who see that as a retrograde development.

            Labour being in perpetual state of denial about the economics of party funding having an effect on their hierarchy and ideological interpretations is maybe the more frustrating internal issue for their grass-root support.

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    • 186
      Can you smell what it is yet? says:

      You wouldn’t look too pretty if you’d spent as much time as Hodges with your head up Blair’s arse.

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    • 190
      Lou Scannon says:

      I believe Hodges got bottled while trying to break up a bar fight so, whatever you might think of his views, slagging him off on account of his appearance is a mistake.

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      • 200
        A Reader says:

        That accounts for his loss of vision in one eye.

        The rest though ?

        Looks like a combination of bad diet and not enough time outdoors in the sun.

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  50. 180
    UnClaire_made_Clairer says:

    OK. To “play the race card” is understood to use one’s racial characteristics, (as differing from the majority) to gain position, favour or unfair advantage in an argument.
    Surely to accuse a national party of playing the race card, when it can only be played by those broadly satifying the above conditions shows a distinct lack of skill in the English language.
    When speaking to ehtnic Brits I am always on my guard about using popular sayings or metaphors in place of plain English, since they could misunderstand what I am saying completely.
    Under such situations they could even pull the race card on me!

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    • 183
      The greasy pole says:

      It is all more simple that that. A young girl wants to be noticed and famous and she uses her attributes. In this case, the colour of her skin. Firstly to get on in UKIP as an interesting curiosity, and then, again using her skin colour, to get attention as part of her next move. It is the way of the world.

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      • 191
        Jezza says:

        Agreed. And the Guardian fell for it hook, line and sinker – or, more likely, engineered it. Look forward to the back story appearing after the election. Either way, unlikely to make any difference to the UKIP vote – just a reminder of the Establishment desperation. Vote UKIP

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  51. 181
    AB says:

    Guido, nothing says ‘I am a hypocrite who doesn’t really believe in ‘free speech’ and open debate’ more than turning off the comments on a story. If you don’t trust or like your readers, give up blogging. Go and work full time on a newspaper.

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  52. 201
    The poster girl thread says:

    Has been closed down after John Prescott entered it and stank up the place with his farts. For health and safety, it’s been closed until further notice.

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  53. 204
    no optional extras you pay for everything says:

    I’m a racist as soon as Jason Donovan came on bBBC for an interview selling his show, not advertising, I changed channels to Sky, I feel ashamed and think I’ve done an awful thing, it must be racist.

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  54. 205
    a non says:

    Where is the ‘turn on hovercards’ button Guido?
    Why place a one-way switch on the site?
    Does this mean I am prevented from ever placing an avatar / gravatar to boost your earnings ?
    Have my [in]human rights been affected?
    See that the following thread is still down.
    Sad.
    Not that I wanted to comment, but maybe others did. ;)

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  55. 206
    Wapping says:

    Guido, if you no longer like runnung this blog, why not sell it?

    I am sure Roop will give you a good price.

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  56. 208
    Socialism is theft says:

    Why so we never see the headlines ‘Liblabcon leaves party citing corruption and pa%dophilia’?

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    • 209
      A hack says:

      Because it would be true. No-one prints the truth. It doesn’t advance the owners’ agendas.

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