May 27th, 2014

Callanan for Commissioner

The saddest bit of news for the Tories from Euro results night was Martin Callanan losing his seat. The chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists group is getting a lot of deserved support today. Paul Goodman makes the suggestion that he should be Dave’s choice for EU Commissioner. His case is a convincing one:

“He was a driving force behind making the ECR group work.  He knows how the Parliament and the Commission work.  Downing Street and Conservative MPs know him.  His Euro-sceptic views are long-standing, deeply-felt and real.  His centre of gravity on Britain’s membership is roughly the party’s centre of gravity.  Yes, he has just lost a Euro-election.  But he won three others.  One of our present commissioners, bless her, has never stood for election at all.”

James Kirkup agrees:

“Mr Callanan was a Conservative MEP and the leader of the Tory group in the Parliament until this week when he lost his seat. He’s well respected in Brussels and popular with party colleagues: just the balance needed to do the job as Mr Cameron hopes to undertake his great renegotiation. And he’s a very decent, modest man, as shown by his various interviews following his defeat. Really, Mr Cameron could do a lot worse than Callanan for Commissioner.”

Callanan is a good man, whose defeat was the price of UKIP splitting the vote on the right. The PM will struggle to find a better choice…


170 Comments

  1. 1
    LB says:

    Reject politicians get to be unelected dictators.

    Sorry, if the electorate kicks you out, no quangos, and no peerages.

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    • 3
      Mitch says:

      “He’s well respected in Brussels” gets a big fat No from me, then,

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      • 8
        William Hague says:

        Does he have the pre-requisite p@edo qualifications though?

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        • 25
          Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

          If the eu like him then he is wrong for the job. We need someone to get us out of the eu not negotiate.

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          • The Austrian/Frankfurt/Chicago School says:

            Err…everything was going to plan until last weekend.

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          • Socialism is theft says:

            It was the Tories who split the vote on the right, not UKIP.

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          • How many Commissioner positions does the UK have in its gift to appoint ?

            I thought it had been reduced from two to one due to the increase to 27/28 states and every state wanting one .

            So who IS our current Commussioner , is it Ashton ?
            If she is the only one up for grabs ( so to speak) then that post has been promised to Lansley … unless Dave has second thoughts ….

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      • 52
        Essex all the way says:

        “Callanan is a good man, whose defeat was the price of UKIP splitting the vote on the right.”

        My heart bleeds – not. Guido, you do write rubbish at times.

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        • 126
          Taxpayer says:

          +1

          Guido has turned into an establishment shill.

          He was voted oiut of office for God’s sake. Time for him to spend some time on the golf course and think about why the country doesn’t want what he has to offer.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            Nice bulge bracket bank sinecure would probably suit .

            Hear TSB looking for a top non executive honcho .

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        • 165
          Taxfodder says:

          If indeed Guido wrote it…..its the Tory Story all over, they are all good men, its only when good men work together things so rapidly go downhill.

          I see Cameron is huffing and puffing like a strident head girl again about EU reform, presumably for home consumption the EU certainly ain’t listening.

          Again NO SPECIFICS just a redirect the flack exercise…..

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    • 5
      Anonymous says:

      “whose defeat was the price of UKIP splitting the vote on the right. ”

      UKIP had a bigger share of the vote nationally and especially in the north, so who exactly was splitting the vote Guido?

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      • 63
        Reality rears its ugly head says:

        UKIP got over 500,000 more votes than the tories
        UKIP got 5 more MEPs than the tories
        UKIP came first – the tories came 3rd

        No split, the tories were humiliated

        Vote UKIP, Get UKIP

        If voters want to keep out Labour, they had better vote UKIP

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    • 7
      Dolly the Sheep says:

      Jobs for the boys and they wonder why we the sheeple are biting back, FFS

      Liked by 1 person

    • 18
      dai eurovisually says:

      he could appoint mr farage – to begin the dismantling of the euro fraud

      Liked by 2 people

    • 29
      Anonymong says:

      +1

      Damn right.

      If there’s no price for failing the electorate, what is the point of elections?

      Liked by 1 person

    • 46
      in a so,bree says:

      in a sombre note the palace has just announced the length of prince charles’s rope.
      his pp was in good condition and both parenst are well, since you sk bastrd.

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    • 75
      Puzzled of Peckham says:

      Totally agree. This Fungus-the-Bogeyman lookalike is an EU collaborator-in-chief like all Tory MEPs – even careerist Hannan, who claims to be anti-EU yet remains in a party led by Europhile Cameron. Anyone who is well-respected in Brussels is a traitor to Britain.

      Sure Dave will give Fungus the job though – they are peas from the same EU serf pod.

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    • 91
      Nice try Guido but no cigar says:

      Whos defeat was the price of David Camerons leadership more like. Under no circumstances should play the dictators game of providing our own unelected representitive.

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    • 118
      Taxpayer says:

      Exactly. He’s been told to fuck off. So he should go home and stop suckling at the taxpayers’ teat.

      There must be some shelves he can stack in Lidl if he wants a proper job.

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    • 137
      Tom Catesby says:

      This completely demonstrates why we need a referendum.
      This character is rejected in a democratic vote to represent people in this country. The reality is EUSSR ‘democracy’ is a fiction! The twat Cameron says, Callanan is,’well respected’ in Brussels(no shit!) But not well respected enough to be elected by the British people. These c^nts have lost the plot.

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      • 169
        Anonymous says:

        An MEP just voted out of office in free and fair elections, nominated by the leader of the party that came third.

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  2. 2
    Nick Clegg says:

    Thanks, but that’s MY parachute!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 4
    Sadiq Khan 4 Mayor says:

    Jean-Claude Juncker is the name on everyone’s lips. Across Europe the people are united in one loud chorus: Juncker, Juncker, Juncker.

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    • 56
      Essex all the way says:

      juncker in the bunker and fucking stay there.

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    • 81
      Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

      Wonder why they never had televised the EU tv debates in Britain for the new EU fuhrer, I’m sure the British population would have found it fascinating listening to a slice of democracy on their behalf, on the other hand , it’s football time and throwing something at the tv screen and smashing it, will allow people to go and buy the latest tv, so a debate would improve a couple of UK businesses and help Chines exports, nice one.

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      • 93
        I'd give them all the Ceausescu treatment says:

        They did. I watched the debate. It was fucking appalling.

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  4. 6
    an even better choice says:

    would be to ignore the whole thing

    After all, Dave will soon be leading us out of the hated EU nightmare.

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  5. 9
    yaosxx says:

    Why should one care about people like this? What did he achieve apart from the SAME OLD SAME OLD???
    Under him all we had was MORE EU – NOT LESS!!!
    These guys might be called “eurosceptic” but under Cameron they’re just EUNUCHS!!!

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  6. 10
    Lurpak says:

    Britain’s most dangerous inmate covered himself in butter to attack 12 prison officers – because Arsenal won the FA Cup. Spurs fan Charles Bronson admitted he “lost it” when Tottenham’s arch rivals defeated Hull at Wembley. He said he smothered himself in Lurpak as he hoped the grease would make it harder for them to restrain him.

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  7. 11
    Gis a Job at the EU says:

    I also know how the EU parliament works.
    It doesn’t.
    How the fuck can it with hundreds of parties in dozens of coaltions all wanting different things.

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    • 39
      Brussels Eurocrat says:

      Mind your lip. Of course it works, it keeps the people happy thinking they have some control over us. Rubbish of course, we just pursue our socialist strategy any way under the guidance of our masters upstairs.

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      • 88
        Gis a Job at the EU says:

        Arsehole Clegg and Cameron both bitch that they couldn’t do what they wanted to do in government because they were in a coalition.
        A coalition of only two parties?
        Speaks for itself really

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        • 110
          NE Frontiersman says:

          ‘Having led a coalition I now think less highly of Napoleon'; Marechal Foch.

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    • 97
      Another shambles brought to you byTony Blair says:

      Sounds exactly like Stormont

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  8. 15
    Ex Tory says:

    The LEAST Cameron will have to do to win back some UKIP votes is to produce a list of the areas/functions on which he wants to re-negotiale. He must do this well before 2015.

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  9. 16
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    I think there should be an open application for the job. Equal opps and all that.
    I am sure that I could do it. I will only need a a couple of hundred k, private jet, small army of staff, a few more hundred k allowances, kids schools fees paid and a fat index linked pension.
    I can sit around and work out ways to interfere in the lives of the citizens of any country.
    I especially think i am suitable as nobody has heard of me.

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    • 26
      Which reminds me.... says:

      Liked by 1 person

      • 154
        broderick crawford says:

        Rumpy seems to be saying :

        Yes Mr Farage , I ve often asked Myself that very same question

        WHO AM I AND HOW THE HELL DID I GET SO OVER PROMOTEDD ?? “

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    • 49
      sasson says:

      But when is there ever an open application for these types of job.

      Maybe i read the wrong paper but it always seems like its just jobs for the boys

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      • 155
        broderick crawford says:

        Buy the Guardian dilligently oke boy
        And make sure you give the newsagent the funny handshake evey day .

        ” To he who waits with piety bounteous gifts will come “

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  10. 17
    Mad Franky Hollande - Miliband's spiritual brother says:

    No chance. The French would block any Eurosceptic Conservative on principal.

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  11. 19

    “He was a driving force behind making the ECR group work.”

    The ECR works?

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    • 40
      UKIP Voter says:

      Of course Europhiles don’t work.They’re all posh wealthy Hunts if you hadn’t noticed Jimbob

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  12. 21
    bergen says:

    Alan Milburn’s on Radio 4 extolling the virtues of immigration. His take is that politicians should be telling the world how wonderful it is. I suggest that he gives away his millions and goes to live in Tower Hamlets for a few years. He can then tell us how enriched he’d been.

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  13. 22
    My crystal ball sees all says:

    UKIP didn’t split the vote on the right, people opted not to vote Tory: a party who wants to remain in Europe, they voted UKIP who want out of the quagmire that is Europe. Two different parties, two different views.

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    • 65
      Essex all the way says:

      Like this!

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    • 72
      Mass Migration is good says:

      But we have become such a rich and vibrant country as a result of immigration – it should be celebrated, not controlled, as Milburn and Margaret Hodge so eloquently explained.
      Where would we be without FGM, election rigging, 7/7, fanatical Islam, forced marriages, honour killings, school takeovers, birth defects from marriage between cousins. and other enrichments?

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    • 156
      An Kipper! says:

      I like it, too

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  14. 23
    Boris - are the peasants still revolting? says:

    Presumably Goodman and Kirkup have been entertained at the trough by this loyal servant of the British people and are now doing a favour for an old pal.

    He’s had a nice life out of the British taxpayer for years – time for him to get himself a proper job.

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    • 111
      Anon Conservative Twat says:

      What ……’Time to get a proper Job’

      You cannot be FCUKING Serious !!!

      We have suckled on the abundant free flowing

      Tax Payer Funded Teat from the Cradle to the Grave

      there is no way we are going to change our Lifestyle

      at the behest of the filthy stinking smelly masses voting

      for Nigel’s race*st party…….

      But we will ensure everyone VOTES correctly in 2015 GE

      as we are the annointed MASTER purveyors of Mendacity

      & Manipulation …. as ordained from on high……

      And thats the way it will stay !! the word democracy is not

      allowed……….

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  15. 24
    Nigel Farage says:

    I advise Nick Clegg not to watch The Lego Movie at the moment – it might finish him off !

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  16. 29
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    Job’s for the boys, no change then.

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  17. 32
    heydj48 says:

    Callanan is no long a MEP so can’t be a EU Commissioner. it be better off if some UKIP MEP be a one of EU Commissioner.

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    • 127
      Owen's Remedial Meeja Studies Teacher says:

      Ooh! You’ve put up a little picture of yourself (except it isn’t)
      Shall I lick your twat?

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    • 130
      Baroness Ashton says:

      You don’t think that EU Commissioners are elected by the peasants, do you?

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      • 170
        heydj48 says:

        well you both twat. we can put Nigel Farage in for the commissioner better then callanan go what two face cameron like for the EU lapdog.

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  18. 33
    Matthew Hopkins says:

    “well respected in Brussels and popular with party ”

    However the voters that foot the bill for the trough voted him out. This kind of jobs for the boys, pocket lining payoff for being a good apparatchik is exactly what is so despised.

    It’s not that politicians failed to communicate, or get the message across. People understand fine, and they f***ing hate it.

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  19. 35
    This is a logical fallacy Guido says:

    ‘splitting the vote’

    It’s not splitting the vote if you win, sir.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 128
      Owen's Remedial Meeja Studies Teacher says:

      Since heydj48 is the only one with a Facetweet account, once can assume the licks are his.
      But why can’t he simly write “I lick this”

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  21. 38
    Persona non grata says:

    Until Cameron invokes article 50, he cannot be taken seriously. However with Eurosceptic parties in the ascendency across Europe, the commissars will offer some concessions which will be reneged upon as soon as they feel threat to their hegemony is neutered.

    Are we really going to put our trust in an East German socialist. A Portuguese Marxist. A Belgium megalomaniac, and a lying English cnut. ( No disrespect to the English ) but the rest off them can F.Off.

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    • 42
      The Centre Left and Right groups in the European Parliament says:

      Sorry, we are still the biggest groupings by far and the new left and right are and will continue to be fragmented.
      So we will continue to pursue our federalist policies, on which both the large groups fully agree.
      Nothing will change.

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    • 67
      English Language O Level 1968 - Precis says:

      Cameron cannot be taken seriously

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  22. 43
    Bob Rusk says:

    It was the Tories that split the right vote you fucking div.

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  23. 44
    Fishy says:

    Some thick moron from Geordie-land rang the BBC yesterday (Gameshow Campbell) to gloat that there were now no Tory MEPs in the North-east). He described Callanan as a ‘parasite’. That said more about the moronic cuunt than it did Callanan and all that he has achieved.

    Unthinking Labour supporting Mr Moron from Newcastle upon Tyne, represents the blind, evil, hypocritical bigotry that is in the Socialist DNA. Mr Moron won’t be someone to weigh up and consider the issues (or who really closed most of his pits); put a red rosette on a pile of festering shit and Mr Moron will vote for it…as his father did and as his grandfather did too. I hope that these creatures and their thinking will die out sometime soon and their socialism dies with it.

    Scum. And they call Tories and KIPers, ‘bigots’.

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    • 61
      Northern Bob says:

      They being who exactly, Dan Hodges, David Cameron???

      Do I need to go on???

      The only positive thing UKIP are doing is to break down the left wing and right wing Tribalism. People should spend time looking at the records and policies of the parties rather than blindly supporting any party.

      I imagine that someone will respond attack me for being a naughty socialist. Smile to themselves.

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      • 100
        Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

        I think a BBC news piece shone a light on how tribal people are, when they asked a lady at a car boot in Nottingham who she voted for, she said she has always voted Liebour and voted Liebour last week but it’s awful how bad the local immigration is getting, some you win and some you shake a head at and some you think are just beyond mental, people and opinions.

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    • 138
      Gadus Morhua says:

      Don’t forget, the politically well informed Labour voters of NE England overwhelmingly rejected the attempt to turn the area into a region of Europe.

      In November 2004 Prescott’s North East Assembly vote was defeated by 78% to 22% .

      This time they voted Labour to get us out of the EU again. Wasn’t that it?

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  24. 48
    CCHQ says:

    Cheers Guido, the bonus will be included in your next pay-check. If you could please post a picture of Ed Balls eating a pork Sandwich as well. Weird Ed Mark 2…

    We need to character assassinate anyone on the left, ignore all policy considerations because our own policies are vacuous and UKIP are ‘splitting our vote’

    Don’t let the plebs know that a vote for UKIP is a Vote UKIP, keep them thinking that that Labour might win…

    The unions rigged the Labour Party elections and let us of the hook for the last four years. Can’t have Nigel ruining the party.

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  25. 50
    Tony Blair says:

    We only have 45 minutes to save the world from UKIP.

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  26. 55
    Tony B.liar says:

    The English peæsants must remain in Europe so than Mandy and myself can make a killing. Got that Ed?

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  27. 59
    James O'Bottom says:

    The job of Commissioner exists for failed politicians he’s been voted out by the public so he is the ideal choice! Nick Smegg is Britain least successful politician right now so there’s a cushy job waiting for him too. Incidentally Callanan is utterly opposed to the UK leaving the eu

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  28. 64
    Johnny Foreigner says:

    Reacting to UKIP’s success, Nick Clegg attempts to be more right wing by putting on a baseball cap.

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  29. 66
    Monika under fire says:

    Proud to report the Welsh did their bit, UKIP lost by just 2,000 votes. Taking in to account blatant and endemic Labour fraud in Wales. Did we lose? or were we cheated out of win, again?

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  30. 69
    Maria Miller as proxy for Vince Cable says:

    Has Nick Clegg resigned yet?

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  31. 71

    Bollocks to that!

    Far to sentimental for Fawksey. Or more likely Junior, I suspect!

    I will take the job myself. £½m plus allowances.

    Taking a leaf out of Brown’s book, I shall not turn up there, even once.

    That is a solemn promise which, unlike the other buggers, I shall strictly observe.

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  32. 73
    Question for Fatboy 1 and Fatboy 2 says:

    “Callanan is a good man”.

    Any evidence for that statement?

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  33. 76
    Nigel's Fromage says:

    I take it this man will be elected by the public???? ….. Thought not.

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    • 89
      Question for Fatboy 1 and Fatboy 2 says:

      Not directly – no.

      Many with sound judgement are saying he is a good man though, which should be enough for the likes of you.

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  34. 80
    M­­aqb­oul says:

    Yes, all very well but did he go to Et­on ?

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  35. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron doesn’t appoint the commissioner. He can only nominate someone. The president-elect of the Commission chooses the commissioners which then have to be approved by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. No way a strongly UK-out candidate will be appointed.

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    • 94
      Question for Fatboy 1 and Fatboy 2 says:

      Which is fine, as he apparently favours staying in.

      Surprising, after only 15 years troughing.

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  36. 85
    Ratfur luhman's colour photocopier brethren says:

    “There is suspicion about postal votes and I hope the police are investigating and not brushing it under the carpet,” he said.

    “I think they do not like confronting it because it involves a certain group of people.”

    Mr Rahman first came to power in 2010 after leaving the Labour Party. He became mayor alongside a cabinet of Independent councillors.

    Mr Gold said that there were “arguments, threats and chaos at the counting tables” this year, with supporters of Mr Rahman “challenging vote after vote”.

    And he said that mainstream journalists were only allowed on the counting floor if escorted by a member of staff – but the branch of the media supporting Mr Rahman was free to come and go.

    “This is not the first time this has happened – it happens over and over again,” he said.

    “I just despair over the whole thing. We have laws in this country that need to be enforced, but the police are too frightened to exercise their power.”

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    • 120
      Fishy says:

      It is said some of Rahman’s supporters, who had no business being in the hall, were leaning over the tellers arguing over votes and even marking some ballot papers with pens and pencils thereby making some legally cast votes invalid.

      The electoral commission should make the ballot null and void and re-run it, disqualifying Rahman and his thugs.

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  37. 86
    Frank's Son says:

    In other words… ‘Jobs for the boys!’ The electorate said no. Yet Guido and chums think that the electorate are ‘wrong’ and Callanan should keep his snout deeply in the trough.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 98
      Baron Mendelsohn of Bummingham - EU Commissioner (retd) says:

      Haven’t the rich suffered enough?

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  38. 95
    not a believer says:

    As part of the tory EU contingent, part of the EU expansion movement he is as responsible for the deaths in Ukraine as all those that allowed the tempting of Ukraine towards the EU. He lost his seat due to democracy, not being overthrown as what happened to the elected leader in Ukraine. No jobs for tory pals in EU.

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  39. 99
    Ratfur luhman's colour photocopier brethren says:

    But Blair said: “I would very strongly support the position we took both on immigration and Europe. I fought the 2005 election on a campaign against immigration from the then Conservative leader. I have always said, of course you have got to have proper controls on immigration, you to have to deal with those parts of the immigrant community that are rejecting the idea of integrating into the mainstream, but to allow that then to trend into anti-immigrant feeling is a huge mistake for the country.”

    We believing mr Bloor should be World Leader and Hon. moo slim Majesty. Of course integrating is infidel only wish. Ally Soapbar.

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    • 107
      Ratfur luhman's colour photocopier brethren best supporter, the principled B.liar says:

      How’s Tonys South American house hunting going? Not long now till C.

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    • 123
      Fishy says:

      Bliar also said that there were things that the EU did that it needn’t – they could be done by the member countries.

      Asked for examples, Blair couldn’t give any, asked again, he instead talked about things that the EU should be doing, including defence and energy policy.

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  40. 116
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    I see Alan Milburn is on tv , I think he sounds rather miffed at mr Farage, I wonder why he’s miffed, has he lost his job or something, I thought he’d made his money and was “resting”.

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  41. 117
    Tony Blair says:

    We now only have 7 minutes to save the world from UKIP.

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  42. 119
    End the Union, the UK union, that is. The only way to achieve change. says:

    ”We will learn lessons”. He lost his seat in a democratic election. And what happens? The British Establishment looks after its own. Lessons learned? Bollocks. ‘Jobs for the boys’ rolls on, as usual, uninterrupted.

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  43. 121

    They are all monkeys

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  44. 132
    Lord Haw haw's mum says:

    Fuck him No jobs for the boys

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  45. 133
    UKIP4POWA says:

    He was “respected” in Brussels? Really? He was either considered part of irrelevance or unliked in many corners including by those ‘own’ MEPs in the ECR

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  46. 134
    Big D says:

    Whats wrong with going out and finding a real job then after you get sacked.
    Of course in the real world you need in the first place to actually work to get paid not simply turn up at the firms luxury penthouse pad.
    Its not that hard to press the button every time Mrs M nods your way.
    We should simply not take part in the fix up that this will surely be. .
    Is Call me Dave still listening or is it back to normal again at number 10 ?
    Are we still nutters fruit cakes and racists ?

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  47. 139
    Tom Catesby says:

    How do we contact this c^nt and his pal Cameroon? email address, phone number, home address? Anything will do. They must be constantly and directly challenged about this anti-democratic shit. C^nty Cameroon has learnt nothing.

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  48. 141
    Mrs Plinge says:

    For heaven’s sake Guido, get real. The man lost his seat in an election and is then kicked upstairs? That’s why one third of people voted UKIP to stop this sort of thing happening.

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  49. 145
    Wotdifference says:

    Born in the wrong place, schooled at the wrong school and Newcastle Polytechnic and a conservative and eurosceptic to boot – you’re having us on Guido.

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  50. 146
    Even Putin was elected. says:

    Unlike Callanan.

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  51. 147
    Even Putin was elected. says:

    Unlike Ashton.

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  52. 148
    Even Putin was elected. says:

    Unlike Kinnock

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  53. 149
    Even Putin was elected. says:

    Unlike Barroso, Van Rumpy, etc etc.

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  54. 158
    The Electoral Commission (Failed) says:

    We should be abolished – we are not fit for (any) purpose.

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  55. 159
    Steve says:

    Jeez, giving the job to someone rejected by the voters wouldn’t look like jobs for the boys at all?

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  56. 160
    ned ludd says:

    And we should give a shit? Why, exactly?

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  57. 161
    The Electrorate says:

    Go to Job Centre. Do not pass go and do not collect 200 quid either.
    Bye bye.

    It’s my turn next.

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  58. 163
    AdeusBarroso says:

    “His Euro-sceptic views are long-standing, deeply-felt and real”

    Even if that were true to become a commissioner he has to swear an oath of allegiance to the EU – one that takes precedence over any national allegiance. IT doesn’t matter who is sent to Brussels as UK Commissioner because they will by the very nature of the job betray the nation.

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  59. 164
    John Redwood says:

    I don’t usually use language this kind of language, but an open sewer of a comments section like this strikes me as an appropriate place for a little indulgence.

    You fucking europlastic dick heads just don’t get it about the fucking EU. It makes no difference whatsoever how genuinely eurosceptic Mr Callanan happens to be. European Commissioners have to pledge to represent the “EU interest” and are specifically barred from showing any preference for their own country. If Mr Cameron were to appoint someone the permanent bureaucracy does not want, he would either be told to try again or the appointee would be buried in pointless paperwork. The EU is unreformable. Read the fucking treaties you ignorant tosspots.

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  60. 166
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    If you think anyone listens to Cameron in the EU you are dafter than you look.

    A UK exit has already been factored into the equation.

    When Cameron told them all they couldn’t raise a Tobin tax the others said Cameron was wrong.

    Cameron tried to boss them all about by taking the issue to Court and the Court said all the others were right and he was wrong.

    This little spat cost UK taxpayers a mint.

    if you want to know more then contact your EU MP.

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    • 167
      A reporter from the Daily Planet says:

      The good old Indy is now joining in by saying Dave Cameron is on a “collision course” with Brussels.

      You can see the fear in the whites of their eyes.

      Dave “no mates” Cameron is heading for a crash.

      Whoever takes over from Barroso Cameron will have had little influence.

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  61. 168
    Anonymous says:

    “He knows how the Parliament and the Commission work.”
    Is it through the process of One Man, One Vote? As long as that one man is the head of an unrepresentative political party practising divide and rule on the plebs. Or else an unelected Eurocrat, with an empire to build.

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