May 14th, 2014

Labour Claims Austin Mitchell Has Apologised, He Says Not
Veteran MP Stands Firm Over Calling Pfizer “Rapists”

Austin Mitchell is unapologetic, saying he accidentally wrote “rapists” instead of “rapaciousness”.

But “roll up rapaciousness” makes no sense. What is it with MPs called Mitchell coming up with less than credible excuses?

He has told the Huffington Post that he has no regrets about using the word:

“He explained that he used the term “rapists” as he was referring to the rape “of a company”, warning that their prospective takeover of AstraZeneca would see a “dismantling of a company and the loss of jobs”.

“I don’t know why they want to defend the company. They object to the word so I’ll substitute rapaciousness – as they are a rapacious company.”

Asked if he had any regrets for using the word “rapists”, he replied: “No.””

Yet, a Labour spokesman tells Guido:

“The Chief Whip has made it clear to Austin Mitchell this tweet was unacceptable. He has now apologised for an obvious error of judgement.”

Where is this apology then?

UPDATE: Nicky Morgan, Minister for Women weighs in:

‘It is wholly inappropriate to use rape to make a political point in this way. Ed Miliband needs to show some leadership. He should make it clear to Austin Mitchell that this vile comment is unacceptable and demand an apology immediately.’

UPDATE II: Mitchell speaks to Grimsby Telegraph“Those wanting me to quit are daft and are too sensitive on the issue.”

UPDATE III: 

UPDATE IV: Nicky Morgan has written to Ed Miliband:

“People across the whole country will be appalled that anybody would try to link a proposed corporate takeover with the horrific crime of rape. I am sure you will agree with me that such a comparison is deeply offensive as it trivialises sex attacks and the horrific and traumatising effects such attacks can have on victims. I am clear that these comments are totally unacceptable and that Austin Mitchell must withdraw what he has written immediately and issue a full, unreserved apology. As the Leader of the Labour Party I look forward to hearing what action you intend to take in response to this totally unacceptable behaviour.”

UPDATE V:  He won’t stop. Mitchell tells the Guardian“I’m not going to apologise, don’t be silly. What about people who talk about the rape of the countryside – do they have to apologise?”


133 Comments

  1. 1
    Fawke Handles says:

    Yesterday’s moron

  2. 2
    Labour Meltdown says:

    The denial is even more pathetic than the original tweet. What a low grade human being.

    Labour are going into meltdown.

  3. 3
    Questions of our time says:

    Is it rac!st to point out that despite the good employment figures, with non-UK nationals making a larger proportion of those figures that good news is not good news for UK people ?

  4. 4
    splash123z says:

    He’s posted that in a panic. Count the number of punctuation and spelling mistakes. It barely makes any kind of sense.

  5. 5

    Can the MSM sustain this level of excitement for another eight days..?

  6. 6
    Stella, 37 says:

    I call for a judge-led inquiry into this.

  7. 7
    nigel simmons says:

    This site is getting as bad as a sick comic

  8. 8
    Hypocrite Watch says:

    Stella, don’t you usually have people arrested for less than this?

  9. 9
    Freddie Starr ate my Hymen says:

    I deny all charges

  10. 10
    Silly man says:

  11. 11
    Austin Mitchell says:

    Have I resigned yet?

  12. 12
    The Critic says:

    It would help if he could spell the name of the company in question. Long words should not be a problem for him?

    R*****t is a word used in a specific context. He has no clue about how to use the word and complains that he is being attacked by Pfizer defenders – it’s him who needs to defend himself about his provocative choice of word here.

    Overexcited,overrated and thank god, out of Parliament soon.

  13. 13
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    They need to find alien lizard people in…oh wait, sorry Mr Icke

  14. 14
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    If it was a Tory MP, then Labour and the BBC would have a damn good try.

  15. 15
    Stella, 37 says:

    Usually yes but because Austin is so old and doddery, he could plead insanity when he gets to court and then me and Caroline won’t be able to do our “victory speech” on Channel 4 News.

  16. 16
    Shooty* says:

    Roll up rapists makes fuck all sense either

  17. 17
    DerrIn Brown sexually assaults vulnerable women backed up by the labour party says:

    Double Standards from the Labour Party.

    Socialists pollute clean air. Fuck off to Russia. SCUM!

  18. 18
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    From the dictionary – some definitions of r’ape:

    Noun

    i) an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the r’ape of the countryside.
    ii) Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

    Verb

    iii) to plunder (a place); despoil.
    iv) to seize, take, or carry off by force.

    A r’apist is one who commits an act of r’ape.

    The remark as made is fine as the context in no way suggests anything sexual, or implies that statutory laws have been broken.

    That the women and others immediately read the phrase with sexual connotations is perhaps more relevant for F’reud.

    This is not to defend A’ustin, but to defend the right to use the English language.

  19. 19
    gangbanger says:

    It does if you live in Brixton

  20. 20
    Labour are cunts says:

    too sensitive on the issue.

    Now imagine the reaction by Labour if a Tory had said that.

  21. 21
    Stella, 37 says:

    This is why we need more women in the PLP, to take over from sexist old men like Austin. Do you like my new handbag?

  22. 22
    Austin Allegro Mitchell says:

  23. 23
    Westminster Bubble says:

    Storm in an egg cup.

  24. 24
    Serves Austin right says:

    Silly old lefty sod put his foot in the word minefield he helped lay some decades before.

  25. 25
    Friend of Friend says:

    Do you understand what twitter is. It’s the play ground for the lazy.

  26. 26
    Trolling for Points says:

    exactly the point I think Labour should make. It might lose them a few votes from the feminists but should at least demonstrate that their in the fight to win it, even though Wallace is leading.

  27. 27
    The Labour Party says:

    Is it full of jammy dodgers?

  28. 28
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    the whole thing about ‘Cast Iron’ is that it is very easily broken.

  29. 29
    LOL says:

    Ed Miliband needs to show some leadership

    Nope, not seen any pigs flying past my window yet.

  30. 30
    Gooey Blob says:

    Utterly pathetic from both sides. Mitchell should grow up and Cameron should know better than to complain as it makes him sound like one of those whining PC lefties so despised by all.

  31. 31
    Austin Mitchell says:

    I used to be a haddock

  32. 32
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    I like my comment but 14 e mails in the spam box telling me that I like my post is just too much!

  33. 33
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    If the guy had any balls or an understanding of the semantics, he could follow this up with something along the lines of:

    “The sale r’apes the chance of our children having a career in big Pharma.”

    That would stir the pot quite nicely, if that is his intention.

  34. 34
    Trolling for points will also suck cock for loose change says:

    It might lose them a few votes from the feminists

    So you’ve let it slip that Labour don’t give a shit about women. Typical Labour hypocrite.

  35. 35
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Quite right,, Sir;

    Talk about a load of sanctimnious bollocks about a man saying exactly what he means!

    It must be Great PCtain

  36. 36
    He's getting on a bit says:

    Is that a salty sea stain on your trousers or dried wee?

  37. 37
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    I do not think the femin!sts need lose any faith, as all they need to do is point out that the Tory’s are devaluing the more commonly known meaning of the word by confusing it with this lesser meaning.

    It is only a small step to go from that reasoning to a counter-attack that the female MPs complaining are not helping the cause of women etc.

    As a corporate defamation the original wording of the T’weet is also safe as A’ustin does not directly name P’fizer as being r’apists.

    David Cameron has done that.

    Spin fail. Badly.

  38. 38
    Jasmin Beckett says:

    That tweet made me cry. I want all Tory MPs dead.

    What’s that? The tweet was by a Labour MP?

    That tweet made me cheer. I want all American corporations dead.

  39. 39
    A Person says:

    For once and for all, can some worthy person please post a definitive list of ALL words that may cause even a micro-twitch of offence to anyone who perhaps didn’t have enough milk left for their cornflakes this morning.

    I shall then make a big effort to remove all of those words from my memory.

    Thank you.

  40. 40
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    I like this!

  41. 41
    Harriet Arsehole says:

    Why are safe Labour seats all shitoles wot are full of scroungers and dysfunctional simpletons??

    They seem to have some highly intelligent, and dedicated MPs…its odd

  42. 42
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Have you seen the “Right to Re-Write History” ruling by The European Courts of Justice today?

    Not a good sign.

  43. 43
    Dave's a flabby useless cunt says:

    But Cameron doesn’t just sound like one of those whining PC lefties so despised by all, he is one of those whining PC lefties so despised by all

  44. 44
    Paulo Funghi says:

    You’re kippered now.

  45. 45
    Gooey Blob says:

    Meltdown? I’m not sure about that yet, but the next year is going to be fun to watch as the Tories very gradually open up an inevitable election-winning lead.

    The proverbial will hit the fan a lot faster if Labour finish third this month.

  46. 46
    gordon speake says:

    More proof that voting labour is a form of mental illness

    These people need help from the NHS

  47. 47
    Roger Worthington says:

    Do they???

  48. 48
    bergen says:

    Nurse will take you to your room after Countdown’s finished.

  49. 49
    Babi Yar says:

    ‘Spokesperson’ offends me.
    It is dehumanising and only one step away from the way the N*zis used to describe men as ‘Figures’.

  50. 50
    Austin Mitchell says:

    my fingers was slippery with poo when i did the tweet

    i think i need to use a moist bum wipe in future

  51. 51
    Jezza says:

    It’s nearly as bad as the ‘slut’ and n-word palava

  52. 52
    The Lone Ranger says:

    Certainly from his ugly face, he looks well past it.

  53. 53
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Meanwhile, out in the real world, the rest of us are having our ‘hard earned’ taxed to buggery to fund this shower to behave like this.

    And yet they STILL wonder why people loathe them.

  54. 54
    Andy Car Park says:

    This sight is a load of crap get you’re credit from Eric Bugger: he’ll see youse right.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-bugger/27/a65/48a

  55. 55
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    The ‘apology’ works against A’ustin.

    But, in the ‘r’apacious’ T’weet he is speaking about Physer not Pfizer.

    That is a totally separate entity – it is not clear what he is referring to at all, hence the T’weet is gibberish.

    Inferring that the second T’weet is an apology for the original is stretching it a bit. If A’ustin does apologize for that he opens up a libel liability. The way it is worded, the ‘r’apists’ are not specifically identified, and from context it is so broadly applied that it does appear to refer to the US as a whole.

    Not a nice thing to say about a country which is a key strategic ally and trading partner who the UK shares a trusted relationship and long history with.

    Does A’ustin’s T’weet reflect a change in position towards the US of the Labour party ? That would have profound foreign policy implications among others.

    Questioning that way would also demonstrate professional mature journalism, and help place Labour into a safer spot where they can be politically attacked :-)

  56. 56
    King says:

    Core labour voters are mostly racist sexist homophobes but that doesn’t stop them taking those ‘dirty’votes.

  57. 57
    Lord Stansted says:

    Austin Mitchell is one of the BBC’s own. So they’ll go easy on him.

  58. 58
    £10,549 overclaimed mortgage expenses says:

    Austin Mitchell is a ‘rapacious’ little toad who shouldn’t be trusted with more than two sheets of bog roll at a time.

  59. 59
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    I find the word Kafir offensive, not in general, as I have nothing against words as such, but in the context of invaders using it in this country only.

  60. 60

    You let Americans come over, fuck your companies, and leave you sorting out the bloody mess when they leave. But it’s nothing like rape you say? May God have mercy on your decadent and immoral souls.

  61. 61
    Handycock says:

    Come on down to the Priory Austin. I think you’ve gone insane like myself. You can stay in here
    as long as you like and the nasty press can’t get you. Just give my name at reception and they will wheel you in to the Margaret Moran ward.

  62. 62
    suissebob says:

    While not wishing to defend Mitchell:

    rape [reyp] noun
    1. the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
    2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
    3. statutory rape.
    4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
    5. Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
    verb (used with object), raped, rap·ing.
    6. to force to have sexual intercourse.
    7. to plunder (a place); despoil.
    8. to seize, take, or carry off by force.
    verb (used without object), raped, rap·ing.
    9. to commit rape.

  63. 63
    Lord Stansted says:

    community
    loved-one
    past away
    going forward
    so (at beginning of sentence)
    sustainable

  64. 64
    J Clarkson says:

    Lucky he didn’t call them rapist nig*ers.

  65. 65
    Lord Stansted says:

    I’ll vote for you.

  66. 66
    suissebob says:

    I see my comment giving a definition of r a p e is in moderation so it will never see the light of day but I would suggest Mitchell is fine in his usage, look it up!

    He is a c unt though.

  67. 67
    a handbag says:

    i am new.
    i have balls.
    i have a head.
    should i zip.

  68. 68
    Another Labour tvrd treating us like fools. says:

    If he had any self respect he would resign. This unwanted saddo of the Labour party will do or say anything publicity! CREEP!

  69. 69
    The British media are cunts says:

    Good job it wasn’t Jeremy Clarkson or Hattie Harpic would be demanding his balls on a plate.

  70. 70
    Lord Stansted says:

    Agreed, but it’s fun to watch Labour politicians being hung out to dry by the sisters.

  71. 71
    Lord Stansted says:

    :)

  72. 72
    Labour are cunts says:

    The story here is that Labour have lied to the public by saying Mitchell’s apologised. He’s also told the BBC he won’t apologise:

    Mr Mitchell told the BBC he would not apologise.

  73. 73
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    During the past 12 and more years Mitchell has done his damndest in parliament to kick any true investigation into the financial theft of monies from the british Public by the Ban.ks. ‘into the long grass’.

    He and many other MP’s from all parties have proved their uselessness at the ‘fake APPG’s’ that have been set up. They have all been ‘talking shops’. The ban.ks were in far greater trouble preceeding the 2008 collapse.

  74. 74
    a handbag says:

    you tore me.
    it is x
    .
    no kee, no lock no door
    cement the wall when the c,min at tye door,
    a am a gucci.
    am i ok

  75. 75
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    Have followed that case – am not sure how exactly it is going to be implemented.

    Regarding G’oogle as a publisher the ruling directly contravenes the US 1st Amendment, so USG cannot compel them to comply. It will also go down badly in the US.

    Guessing G’oogle will adopt a voluntary code for individuals only, and give the EU the finger if it complains. The EU has most to lose if G’oogle vacates particularly as G’oogle’s online translation is perhaps the single most useful tech development for helping integration of EU states.

    For individuals, being able to apply to remove certain material from G’oogle’s cache should be available. The case which was raised and succeeded is very relevant to that.

    If they are going to seek the right to start screwing with archive.org etc. then there is a real problem.

    So long as the archives remain autonomous there is not much to worry about. But this type of ruling whilst right in principal is wrong as there is no trust that it will be implemented responsibly.

  76. 76
    Gooey Blob says:

    Meanwhile, today’s YouGov shows Labour and Tories neck and neck. Yes, a YOUGOV poll. A year to go and the signs are indicating that Labour could be heading for a 1983-style defeat.

  77. 77
    Sad old man looking for publicity & getting it. says:

    Resign you tvrd!

  78. 78
    The UAF says:

    When do we hit him over the head with a placard?

  79. 79
    Labour candidate for Shitthorpe says:

    I knock on doors and around 11:30 am get an answer from a person wearing a onesie…it’s those people I talk to on the doorstep I listen to not someone who’s out all day at work.
    What do they know of the real world?

  80. 80
    Ed The Weirdo and his creepy party. says:

    Creeps. The lot of them.

  81. 81
    Aesop says:

    The Labour Party tell lies. Hardly a story. It is in their nature.

  82. 82
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    people who use the phrase going forward should be strung up

  83. 83
    Trolling for Points. BUT I ACTUALLY SUCK COCK FOR FREE. says:

    Just so, thats exactly what I just said. Now if we take a step back, what I said was feminists, by that I mean Guardian Journalists that just talk nonsense.

    To often we find Politicos being far to Politically Correct. I thought you right wingers would be happy to see a change?

  84. 84
    Cameron Lord of the ringpiece says:

    Be still my Ork army save your smelly bodies for the fight to come.

  85. 85
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Here’s one about a ‘spokesman’.

    Speaking in the third party format for Blair – A spokesman said that ‘He [Blair] has as much reason as anyone for wanting the report [Chilcot] published.’

    Page 4 DM today last paragraph.

    More injudicial lying jargon and rhetoric – it is beyond time that the report was published warts and all – if Blair cannot stand the heat he should get the fuck out of the kitchen and remove himself from public life.

    Publish it and let the bastard lawyer be damned. Only after that will the ptb start to regain their busted credibility.

  86. 86
    Losers vote Labour says:

    Does he actually mean:

    “The Chief Whip has apologised for the obvious error of judgment of making it clear to Austin Mitchell this tweet was unacceptable.”?

  87. 87
    Lads Broke says:

    1993 defeat probably.

  88. 88
    suissebob says:

    Fawkes, you are as bad as these stoopid wimmin.

    Release my definition from moderation or will that make you look a bit of a tit.

  89. 89
  90. 90
    Real Conservatives vote UKIP says:

    This tale’s about three monstrous pricks
    There’s one called Dave and one named Nick;
    The third is David – whoops, ’tis Ed –
    Whiche’er, he’s space inside his head.

    Now, Dave is used to Eton cliques,
    Is ne’er at home out in the sticks;
    “In it together” he does say.
    Do folk believe him ? No, no way !

    Dave chose to redefine your ‘marriage’,
    Some say he has no undercarriage;
    Truth is what he dare not mention,
    Thinking only of his pension.

    Nick is not strange to dirty tricks,
    His party toadies prey on chicks;
    “When was I told ? My mental block
    Stops me recalling Handycock.

    LibDems should always pointless be
    ’cos they’d distract from li’l ol’ me
    A cockroach in a coalition
    Suits me just fine, not abolition.”

    As for Ed, he’s no idea :
    “How can I make my message clear ?
    I know – they’ll show me some respect,
    I’ll wow them with my intellect.”

    Bud Ed is on a different plane,
    It’s far beneath him to explain
    How he looks down on lesser mortals
    Who can’t see – you have to chortle !

    Just stop and analyse their tricks
    And see their members in the nick;
    ’tis plain that they care not one jot,
    They’re troughers all – let’s stop the rot.

    Each one of them’s a proven liar,
    That smoke is from their pants afire;
    They’re on the run – be of good cheer –
    They stoop so low UKIP to smear.

    The voters look from Nick to Dave,
    from Dave to Ed, from Ed to Nick;
    “Is any of them not depraved ?
    Should any box for them be ticked ?”

    The answer’s no, tick not their boxes,
    They’re tricksters, worse than sly old foxes;
    Vote UKIP, that’s the one sane ticket,
    The rest all break the rules of cricket.

    So if you want your country back
    You mustn’t cut them any slack;
    These monstrous pricks will have your shirt –
    Kick each of them hard where it hurts !

  91. 91
    BBC, the Broadcasting wing of the Guardian says:

    But then it would be news.

  92. 92
    Ockham's Razor says:

    It seems to have been argued on a very one-sided basis and overemphasising the role of private data, a good concept until the hand is overplayed, as here.

    Consider a report made in the Times or Telegraph in say 1995. Is the court going to find that, given the same circumstances, the current proprietors of these papers must locate every copy of that paper which exists on the face of the planet, maybe in public libraries or in private homes, and excise such articles?

    But then imagine someone scans the entire contents of such paper and posts it to the web at some point in the future. Are they going to be in breach of the court ruling by so doing?

    It is an impossible and ill-thought through ruling.

  93. 93
    BBC, the Broadcasting wing of the Guardian says:

    A result of Tory NHS cuts.

  94. 94
    Say what you will, Scarborough is still says:

    How awful, it’s usually Liebour who do the shouting from racist to any of the isms, I wonder how they like getting caught out by their own system, thought he’d given up and parked his arse in a private hotel near Scarborough, he’s been sucking the public teat for years so he must be rich.

  95. 95
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Said this before – Feminists yes all well and good. Extremist Feminists bad.

    Many women and men need to seek out the extremist feminists (undeniably ‘Militants’ as well) in their midst and get shot of them.

  96. 96
    Losers vote Labour says:

    Or open up some erection-winning orofices.

  97. 97
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    LARF

    “Peta will be asking to place a memorial sign for the chickens who died in the lorry crash near Warrington this morning.

    says the Indie

    LARF

  98. 98
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    One issue is that the information commissioner will have a hand in decisions being made – The office of the Information Commissioner – is wholly corrupted and weighted to protect the politicals ‘over’ any ordinary individual man or woman in the public.

  99. 99
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Kate Middleton ‘ra`ped 155 times by Austin Mitchell’ – Confused News

  100. 100
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Chilcot, Chilcot, Chilcot … bring it on – PUBLISH IT or be damned until you do.

  101. 101
    Maqb­oul says:

    Nobody over the age of 75 should be allowed to tweet.

  102. 102
    Maqb­oul says:

    Missed apostrophe….Too often… Too Politically correct…

    You could be a Gruaniad journo.

  103. 103
    Losers vote Labour says:

    Maybe it means raping of rolled cigarettes?

    Or, a typo for Rap musicians?

    Or a bit of misplaced javascript when Austin was writing a new class?

  104. 104
    Calander no more says:

    No he’s ex Yorkshire TV. And we were delighted when he left and went to Westminster. A more crap presenter we never had. Full of himself.

  105. 105
    a rap, a rapper (not says:

    the dreaded 4 letter word hits us across both eyes.
    erap.
    e rap
    era p
    .
    era q?

    .question the era.
    sex attack is a massive attack.
    can a attack ever be mild?

    eraq.
    iraq
    i raq.
    i rap
    i rap not. language is a head game. were we ever told

  106. 106
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    The shit-head can’t even spell Pfizer.

  107. 107
    BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

    I can see the memorial now..by the side of the road in brightly lit letters….KFC.

  108. 108
    Sue Denim says:

    Nobody should be allowed to Tweet. Ever.

  109. 109
  110. 110
    Traffic Cop says:

    It was an awful scene to behold but boy did it smell good.

  111. 111
    Austin Texas says:

    Eyup

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    A UKIP spokesperson might add to the calls for Labour to be more honest than they seem to have been.
    MSM attack dogs doorstepping Labour for a retraction of their statement Mitchell had apologised.
    Thought not!

  113. 113
    Old Chinese Saying says:

    The only people who should be allowed to tweet should be at least 75. By that age most of us might have learnt to be more circumspect in what we write.

  114. 114
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    The ruling relates to results appearing in the search engine, and data which is held on search engine servers.

    This could be enforceable against servers within the EU, assuming all 28 member states ratify the ruling allowing it to be drafted into EU law. But G’oogle’s distributed nature means that search results will be coming in from servers located outside the EU jurisdiction as well as within.

    What that means is that whilst the ruling would allow links, and other data harvested by search engines to be removed from their servers within the EU, and links blocked from searches initiated against EU based search engine servers, it will not prevent the links being retrieved from elsewhere on the same platform.

    It will mean that for full searches one needs to search on G’oogle via a US proxy, a standard task these days to defeat EU member state government blocks on search results and site access which currently exist.

    This is really a corporate decision for G’oogle.

    They should offer the service for cases such as the one brought before the ECJ. Dealing with this legislatively is going to prove unworkable.

    Any legislation which does get passed would be forcing G’oogle’s European operations into a form of regulation, which Brussels has been pushing for, and which has been rightly resisted.

    This type of regulation attempt will run into problems with some parts of the UN Charter of Human Rights, for starters. :-)

  115. 115
    austin tea says:

    just keep away from trouble, so says the mitchell brothers.
    austin texas.
    texas chain .
    saw? what did the butler.
    when .
    what happen when innocents dies.
    a massacre.
    mass acre.
    massive acres and acres of coverage. who needs fiza when fizz.ahh is at hand.
    .
    as the era change the channel changes. as the channel changes intervention is required.
    who wants to make the effort and how much?
    whatever it is, “suits y
    .
    suits v.

    svuvivtvs.

    rvavpvev

    add “v” .
    avdvdv

  116. 116
    Phil Mitchell (brother of Andrew, Austin and Grant)f says:

    Rape of the countryside? That’s oilseed rape, the beautiful yellow cattlefeed fields.

  117. 117
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    Waaaaaaapist!

  118. 118
    Losers vote Labour says:

    Nobody under 75 should be put on trial for sex offences.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Ban oilseed rape, it’s sick filth and smells awful too.

  120. 120
    DCI Barnaby says:

    Austin Mitchell is killing me.

  121. 121
    Sir Marmalade-Troughchum says:

    ‘Minister for Women’ ? Er, right.

  122. 122
    Essexplod says:

    The way he used the word is quite correct if a little antiquated

  123. 123
    Al Zimners Austin says:

    Labour Claims Austin
    Mitchell Has Apologised,
    He Says Not?

    But Austin is a senile auld stunt. He does not know his arse from elbow. He poos himself 3 times a day. Labour do not have the heart to tell him to fuck off. One minute he thinks he is starring in an Austin Powers movie and now he thinks he is being chased by a gigantic care bear.

    The guy is seriously off the planet and needs Pfizer to come up with a cure for his senility.

    Oh Gawd he now thinks he is Doris Day!

  124. 124
    AJC says:

    Wasn’t Austin Mitchell one of the MPs who deserved to have full forensic examination of his expenses?

  125. 125
    Gary says:

    I don’t understand, Pfizer ARE going to rape AstroZenica, aren’t they?? Buy it over, avoid/evade all taxes, close everything except the head office, selling anything that can’t compete with them and do it all over again. Although put like that, sounds more like murder than rape..

  126. 126
    A. Hitler says:

    They also lied when they said Abbottamus had apologised for her r@cist tweets

  127. 127
    Tell it like is really is says:

    Nicky Morgan said that people cross the country would be appalled…. etc.

    What people across the country are really appalled at is Cameron appointing such dim blinkered jelly brained fuckwits as Morgan to Ministerial rank.

    When is he going to appoint a Minister for Men?

  128. 128
    ... and in addition says:

    at this moment in time
    sick as a parrot
    all in it together

  129. 129
    Hope that helps says:

    It is American and means rolling everything up into a large ball so it can be discarded in due course. In English we would probably use ‘hoovering up’ or ‘vacuuming’ everything up – ie thereafter leaving nothing left of what used to be there.

  130. 130
    Hope that helps says:

    That company had to change its name to mere initials after an investigation showed that what they purported to be selling wasn’t…..

  131. 131
    Trolling for Points. says:

    Mature Journalism in the UK, never.

  132. 132
    Norma Stitz says:

    Mrs YouGov will be beating her hapless husband round the head with a rolling pin for this.

  133. 133
    Nurse says:

    Thanks for that Gordon


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