May 29th, 2014

Five Star Farage Meets Italian Rebel Commander

The commander of the People’s Army has travelled to Europe to recruit a new general for his Rebel Alliance. Nigel Farage has met with Italian anti-establishment politician Beppe Grillo, leader of the Five Star Movement which came second in the polls in Italy this week. Following their summit in Brussels, Commander Farage has addressed the nation: “If this works out it would be magnificent to see a swelling in the ranks of the Peoples’ Army.” Grillo reckons: “we are Rebels with a Cause, and we shall whistle as we march.” 

The potential UKIP-Five Star alliance in the European Parliament was first reported by Guido in the Sun on Sunday in January. At the time Nige said: “We can have a bit of fun, we can be a bit naughty. The Five Star Movement believe in asking the people what they think. All I can say is, ‘Hooray!’” One to watch out for…


145 Comments

  1. 1
    Michael Hancock says:

    First!

  2. 2
    Michael Lawther Portsmouth City Council says:

    So I have heard from the many complainants which I have covered up. You always come first.

  3. 3
    Mycroft says:

    Apart from the slight concern as to where the Clowns Hand might be to cause the reaction from our Nige… I think Nige needs to make friends and alliances asap.

    Manoeuvring within the EU so as to bite it hard is a Game of Throngs.

  4. 4
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

  5. 5
    Balls Ed says:

    Can I be let out now, please?

  6. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    Zero cost politics and green shit could be a problem for UKIP

  7. 7
    Vince"The Cheeky Chappie" Cable says:

    “All shall have bacon sarnies!” Prime Minister David Cameron

  8. 8
    John Tandy says:

    Power to your elbow…..

  9. 9
    Will says:

    The rebel alliance grows stronger the more power the eu tries to grab the more Europe will slip from its grasp.

    If the average polish salary is €960 per month (according to the times on tues) and the rest of the recent eu recent joiners is ever lower compared with an average of €2900 per month no wonder poor countries want to join.

    It will take at least 20 years for Eastern Europe to catch up with the west in terms of salaries. Look how long and how much money west Germany has spent o east Germany and it still paying a solidarity tax.

  10. 10
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  12. 12

    Vote UKIP :-D

  13. 13
    Lobby Ludd says:

    Go Nige! Vote UKIP!

  14. 14
    Delilah says:

  15. 15
    Maimed Codger says:

    I still think that saying he likes Sheep, will gain him more Laborious Votes..

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    The muzzies will not like that……Infidel.

  17. 17
    EU = Poverty says:

  18. 18
    The Mainstream Media says:

    Farage Friendly With Foreigner Shock? Help! Does not compute! We might have to think a new thought!

  19. 19
    Bedwetters Unite says:

    The new European Axis – Le Pen/Farage/Grillo

  20. 20
    British taxpayer says:

    We gave them billions in EU subsidies and they blew it on vanity projects.

  21. 21
    Really crap poet says:

    Farage only has one ball
    It’s very oh so very small
    His lover
    Grill(o)ed the other
    So he rages to the boredom of all

  22. 22
    Vince Cable says:

    It must be Wednesday. I never could get the hang of Wednesdays.

  23. 23
    Lord Oakshit says:
  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    What about Syriza, how does that fit in ?

  25. 25
    Dr Frankenfreud says:

    Green shit would be a problem for anybody.

  26. 26
    Nothing to see here...the project goes on irrespective of what the people want says:

    I was in Brussels in early April when there was a march against austerity by thousands of Belgian Workers to the European Parliament.. rioting and tear gas the lot. They were travelling in from all over Belgium. I was at two of the main line stations in Brussels awaiting board Eurostar and the place was swamped by protesters on their way to the protests THAT wasn’t much reported either by British media….anti EU feeling is ONLY prevalent in the UK of course !!!!!

  27. 27
    Bosun Higgs says:

    You don’t mention Alexis Tipras.

  28. 28
  29. 29
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Tsipras

  30. 30
    The Eurovision Sing Contest says:

    Foreigner friendly with Brit? This is not looking good for next year’s song competition script.

  31. 31
    Will says:

    I am sure most ukip voters like Europe but they just don’t want Europe to tell us what to do. This is now becoming the case in most of Western Europe who now see this expanding empire importing poor countries in the empire and trying to homogenise Europe without having to suffer the consequences.

  32. 32
    The Focus Group says:

    Only in Wales

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    The average in Romania is 300 Euro per month.

  34. 34
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Cameron, Clegg, Militwerp: yesterday’s men.

  35. 35
    Dam Buster says:

    Crap Poet, shut yer gob.

    Yahoo! The Dam Busters march again!

  36. 36
    the braintree ripper says:

    That wop looks like Robert Deniro on a bad hair day

    “Meet the Italian Fockers”

  37. 37
    The Focus Group says:

    Axelrod, you really are going to have to come up with a better class of troll.

  38. 38
    BBC Spokeperson says:

    Riots in Greese; National Strikes in Spain – you made that up. Nothing to see here, and now the News:

    Some black woman nobody’s heard of and The ROYAL BABY

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_countries_by_average_wage

    Poland is 680 euros.
    The UK is 2500 euros.

    The attraction of the UK and our benefit levels which are related to UK income and cost of living is clear.

  40. 40
    Dam Buster says:

    Conservatives to unite with Nige or Vince?

    It’s a no brainer, England loves Nige!!!

  41. 41
    Winston says:

    Guido, have a look at Penny Young, who runs the National Centre for Social research. She’s behind yesterday’s story on the British Social Attitudes Survey. She has colluded with the BBC (where she used to work) and the Guardian to push the “racism on the rise” story. Her tweets betray her left-wing militancy. She has deliberately manipulated the stats in the survey. Look at the stats, they show the opposite to what the media is claiming. Its lies created to link with the rise in UKIP’s support.

    PS: I reckon I can do a better job than your researchers, but I don’t have any ambitions with the Conservative Party, so I guess that rules me out.

  42. 42
    James Naughtie says:

    Italian? That’s even worse. They *invented* fascism.

  43. 43
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    What’s Nige doing with Billy Connolly :-)

  44. 44
    HenryV says:

    I hear that El Spaniardo have roads without potholes. If only we had say £15 billion each year to spend on infrastructure we could have roads without potholes too. And world class broad band. And perhaps reduce fuel tax which would mean lower prices in the shops which would mean more our money would go further meaning the people would be happier. Oh! It is so simple it hurts.

  45. 45
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    What’s N’ige doing with B’illy C’onnolly :-)

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    You need to be clear, the words are important.

    They don’t want the “European Union” to tell us what to do….”

  47. 47
    EU = Poverty says:

    Get UKIP!

  48. 48
    HenryV says:

    After the Little Englander slur insult nothing grinds my gears more than being told that if I am anti-EU I am anti-Europe. F*ck off! Not the same thing. There isn’t a Western European country I don’t like; I only go off Spain when the play silly buggers over Gib. And their cruelty to animals.

  49. 49
    Maimed Codger says:

    That’s Sheepish…

  50. 50
    Vladimir Putin says:

    “men” ???

  51. 51
    Axle Grease says:

    You fascist xenophobe kippers should be wary of getting into bed with the eyetyes, they might pinch your bum, their new tanks have five gears: four of them in reverse. Eeeey why do italian men wear moustaches? SO they canna looka like their mamas

  52. 52
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    Nigel made heem an offer he could notta understanda.

  53. 53
    Sniff, sniff... says:

    Good post!

    I had my suspicions about her yesterday too, but didn’t have the time to follow them up.

    She appeared on BBC News 24hr rolling bollocks and a couple of times in the interview the masquerade slipped a little.

  54. 54
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    The cost of living in Romania is correspondingly low. Great place to visit…

  55. 55
    Vince"The Cheeky Chappie" Cable says:

    I’ve kept quiet on this for too long.
    Now is the time to let the cat out of the bag!

    NICK CLEGG WILL QUIT AS LEADER OF THE LIBDEMS

  56. 56
    Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) says:

    Met Beppe Grillo for lunch today. Huge personality. Great fun to be with. As is Beppe Grillo.

  57. 57
    Maimed Codger says:

    The closest thing to a wild animal, is a Menopausal Woman. Quite a few in Westminster…

  58. 58
    JH3904023923-093-4 says:

    Yes, much better to stay with an inept prefect class of three Social Democratic parties whose intention can only be assumed to be the total cultural and ethnic replacement of the people of this island.

    What did Brecht say again?

    But wouldn’t it be
    Simpler if the Government
    Simply dissolved the People
    And elected another?

  59. 59
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    It morphed from their existing socialist government just as it did in Germany; for they are very similar creeds: international and national socialisms.

  60. 60
    The Focus Group says:

    Yes, there is a serious talent failure here. Have you thought of paying your interns?

  61. 61
    Nick Griffin says:

    The similarities are superficial, rhetorical, facile & asinine. Liberal ivory tower forked tongue hypocrital double speak YAAAR

  62. 62
    Quest says:

    Looks like we need to look at the real problem in the UK. Which religion, laugh, ideology fills the domestic news events let alone the world?

  63. 63
    Maimed Codger says:

    Nick, Nick the EU Commissioner……. Perhaps.

  64. 64
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    Here’s me thinking Beppo Grillo is the restaurant.

  65. 65
    Twitter Bitch Fight says:

    Joey Barton and Piers Morgan trade insults in bitter row ahead of Question Time debate

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/insults-fly-between-piers-morgan-and-joey-barton-ahead-of-bbc1s-question-time-9447965.html

    Morgan and the QPR midfielder, who have previously clashed on Twitter, will join a panel including Universities Minister David Willetts on the BBC1 political panel show

  66. 66
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    Could all be solved if they returned to their old sovereign currencies. Of course, the German banks will never allow them to do that.

    Who won the fucking War again?

  67. 67
    Apthorpe says:

    Exactly the benefits system we have is basically subsidising economic migration from Eastern Europe. We had problem with our indigenous unemployed before this happened and now that we have large numbers of East Europeans taking the low/no skill jobs this as just got worse. In part the whole sorry tale is part of our elite’s fantasy that having a large population is somehow the way forward. In fact what it has done is reduce our overall productivity to a level not seen since Japan went into the ‘Lost Decade’ and even then they beat ours! It has also put incredible strain on our entire social infrastructure as well as social cohesion generally. That none of the three main parties will acknowledge this is the root of the problem.
    Vote UKIP and keep the pressure on.

  68. 68
    Dan Hodges says:

    You’re racist.

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  70. 70
    nell says:

    joey barton? what does he know about politics? for that matter what does piers morgan know about politics?

  71. 71
    nell says:

    joey barton? what does he know about politics? for that matter what does piers morgan know about politics?

  72. 72
    nell says:

    nigelfarage looks as if he’s having more fun than the disintegrating libdems !

  73. 73
    Max says:

    I haven’t watched question time for ages to biased for me

  74. 74
    jgm2 says:

    Grillo came second.

    Like Labour.

  75. 75
    Vince Cable made the same prediction about the economy says:

    I predicted we would crash the moment the car went over the cliff.

  76. 76
    String Vest says:

    Yes, it is nice to see a happy face for a change.

    Next time anyone sees Vince smile, please try and get a photo for an exclusive.

  77. 77
    táxpáyér says:

    We’re not making plans for Vince.

  78. 78
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    Might be worth watching this one. Joey Barton is likely to leap out of his chair and twat Morgan. There are no security gorillas like on the Jeremy Kyle Show so it could be a while before they drag Joey off him (if they even bother).

  79. 79
    táxpáyér says:

    Let the eat brioche au bacon.

  80. 80
    Anna Soubry says:

    Where’s Grillo’s finger?

  81. 81
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    They have a comedian as leader.

    Like Labour.

  82. 82
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    Says the guy who kicked me up the arse this morning

  83. 83
    táxpáyér says:

    The whole idea of immigration subsidies is that the value accrues to land-owners.

  84. 84
    táxpáyér says:

    Not Edgar Bug from MiB?

  85. 85
    Caroline Lucas says:

    The Green party better start fighting to save the countryside from large scale housing development otherwise UKIP will look Greener than them.

  86. 86
    táxpáyér says:

    They only disagree on whom to rob and then murder.

  87. 87
    Quest says:

    Memory problems again, dear?

  88. 88
    Quest says:

    What does Barton know about football? Better on violence and victim culture.

  89. 89
    All creatures great and small says:

    Our dog shits green occasionally. When it’s been eating grass.

  90. 90
    Obnoxious_Oik says:

    Sounds like a name of a bad pop group that had one hit, argued and then split up acrimoniously.
    They would do better be-friending the remaining Blub Dem.

  91. 91
    Gary Elsby Stoke says:

    Policy:
    1. Fuck you, fuck you fuck you.
    2. No TV interviews.

    Nigel (Labours bestest ever friend cica 2015) is signing up to this.

  92. 92
    I once had tea with mussolini says:

    De Nero is a ‘wop’.

  93. 93
    bog standard lefty says:

    racist

  94. 94
    EU-File says:

    We EU lovers love Europe so much, we want to see its countries abolished, and its native peoples replaced with third worlders.

  95. 95
    Pork Dukes says:

  96. 96
    Devo says:

    They are not men, they are Devo

  97. 97
    Balls Ed says:

    You seem to have a remarkable facility for casual racism – but you’re a lefty so it’s ironic, right?

  98. 98
    Germanicus Dickus says:

    It goes back a lot further than that chummy.
    The Fasces

  99. 99
    Duty Pedant says:

    “too”

  100. 100
    absolutelypassionate says:

    Conservative Party Leader David Cameron is trying to sabotage UKIP’s influence at the European Parliament, just days after trying to appear sympathetic to euroscepticism by telling the British people that their message at the polls was “received and understood.”

    +++
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/05/28/Tories-woo-EU-hard-right-and-anti-Muslim-parties-to-block-UKIP
    +++

  101. 101
    Non-twat says:

    “How convenient this report comesout right after elections @UKIP @Nigel_Farage Totally disgusted to be informed Racist”

    Can any twatterer explain what this sentence means? I genuinely have no idea whether the writer is a kipper angry about being labeled rac1st, or a liblabconner angry that the revelations about (brits/kippers?) was not released earlier so, presumably, they could have been banned from voting or something.

  102. 102
    JH3904023923-093-4 says:

    Someone needs to tell her it is spelt ‘realism’.

    Realism is on the rise, that’s all. People are sick of hearing, and being expected to repeat, the lies.

  103. 103
    All Media says:

    After the screaming heebie-jeebies of the B&Ps two EU seats last time round, we shall not be crediting the B&P’s faiure to UKIP, nor speculating on what their vote would have been if UKIP didn’t exist.

    The demise of B&P is solely owing to the tremendous work of Unite Against Faragism, and Hate Not Hope.

    But strangely, we don’t talk about the B&p’s demise at all.

  104. 104
    Radio 4 6.30pm comdedian says:

    Actually, “racism” is spelt i-t.

    No, hang on, its spelt i-t-s. WHich is a bit like i-d-s, except not an eton bullingdon club. A UKIPPer a tory and a LibDem went into a pub. The Kipper said “kick out the nignogs”. The Tory said “Good Idea Old bullingdon chum”, the Libdem didn’t say anything because he wasn’t allowed in cos everyone hates them.

  105. 105
    barrowboy says:

    Yea. We spend it all on benefits.

  106. 106
    non taxable pikey says:

    Do you think anyone here cares?

  107. 107
    Impartial BBC says:

    Hilarious comments form mirror readers complaining the QT is always full of “tory types” and “right wingers”.

  108. 108
    non taxable pikey says:

    The silence in the UK press about this was deafening.

  109. 109
    barrowboy says:

    Racism today is what Napoleon was in the 1800’s. A word to try and frighten everyone fartless with. Lot of bollocks really. Terrors are for children, but then that is probably what true Brits have become after a generation of political engineering in the classrooms. Makes me want to point Percy at the porcelain.

  110. 110
    non taxable pikey says:

    I get really annoyed when tw@ts like you poke fun at the Italian military. Remember the Allied shipping blown up in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbour during WW2? The Italians that did that using primitive underwater equipment were bloody brave gentlemen.
    Their Alpine troops are damned good too, also the first airmen to die in GW1 were an Italian Tornado crew and they were not flying backwards.
    On a day when it is reported that young UK women are the fattest in Europe…. need I go on?

  111. 111
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    Wow, that took me back….

  112. 112
    All MP's are scum says:

    As a violent neanderthal thug I find being compared to Joey Barton offensive.

  113. 113
    Maximus says:

    And the connection between the ancient artefact and the creation of a modern corporatist politico-economic regime is what exactly? Cause and effect, you say?

  114. 114
    Tom Catesby says:

    Third fattest, beaten by Bloody Iceland and Malta! We can’t even come 1st in a fttest competion these days. All that lard would come in handy in winter in Iceland I suppose, but what about Malta? Got to say, the last time I was there I didn’t notice large numbers of fat women about in Republic Street. unlke most high streets in the UK, where there does seem to be, growing (in the numbers sense) amounts of young fat gals about.

  115. 115
    Tom Catesby says:

    I suppose all the media tw^ts and conlibliebore sad sacks will be playing the desperate race card till May 2015? You know what, a growing number of people don’t give a shit, this will be counter productive, just like the failed, insulting propaganda the usual suspects,churned out during the recent elections.

  116. 116
    Mycroft says:

    If you are constantly told that being ‘wary’ of people from another land with different customs and means of expression is racism then it has to be accepted that under that wayward definition many will be defined as such.

    This is what the survey from that self-interest group exposes and I have tried to explain this on their site, if you set up the track and set people running then you get a result.

    Spurious correlations are the remit of the modern pressure group, the imbeciles that made the survey that formed the basis of the article are not helping ‘Race relations’ they in fact polarise attitudes and make things worse.

    They don’t want to listen though, pressure groups rarely do.

  117. 117

    yes absolutely passionate .

    I said yesterday this link should have gone viral and made front page news in todays papers

    Did it ? Did it hell!!

    Obviously the reptiles have taken the Merde-och! Scots Pound /Aussie Dollar /U S Greenback to spike the story .

    Any way if Farage can get parties from another six countries into his coalition he can start to sit on committes , obtain funding for promotions of its viewpoint ( well all the other gravy train-ers do it ! ) and start putting spokes in the well oiled wheels of the machine .

    Somehow though I don t think he will be able to get six ” change” parties onside –or at least not six he is in tune with politically ……but there again they do say politics is the art if the possible …

  118. 118

    LARRY SAYS

    if this lot even dreamt if doing that to me I would I would genitally rearrange them in their sleep !

  119. 119
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Well said. My grandfather was captured by the British in North Africa and managed to escape. He was recaptured and sent back to Blighty as a POW.

  120. 120

    BEPPE THE PIERROT SAYS

    Ehi !! ma listen uppah Nigello. Ahh speakahh de Eengkeeshh very very bad . You no speakah de Italiano at all –cretino !!!

    So Ahh m convinced we gonnah ‘ave fine comprendimento between us so there is no possibilita’ di un misunderstanding on our jointah policy positions .

    Kapish now !!

  121. 121
    broderick crawford says:

    Yes –all true Vince .

    Bu there ARE two big punchbuttons on the armrest .

    One is red and says ” STOP” the other green and says “”START ”

    Now how they work Vince is like this …………

  122. 122
    broderick crawford says:

    MY COUSIN VINNIE SAYS

    you may scoff all you like about my rudimentary cerebral skills but if it s bodily co ordination you want I could dance any one of you into a concrete overcoat no problem.

  123. 123
    broderick crawford says:

    Is it Porky and Bess?

  124. 124
    broderick crawford says:

    FFYONNNNNNNN SAYS

    Reading your post Wills reminds me : I haven t seen “Willie ” for months possibly years ……. must be all that foreign ” travel “

  125. 125
    broderick crawford says:

    …..and Switzerland jus talking a possible minimum wage of four thousand CHF a month = 3,300 EUR a month or 580 POUNDS PER WEEK ….
    BUT……

    a) its economy is booming but no bubbles

    b) it has voted for a quota on immigration

    and …….last but not least

    c) it is OUTSIDE THE EU !!!

  126. 126
    broderick crawford says:

    Sheep ? …or Sheeple ?

  127. 127
    cured lefty says:

    Wife’s uncle was up against them in the desert he wished they had been cowards then!

  128. 128
    thostids says:

    Errr, well. It’s like this. During the war, we set up the Ministry of Economic Warfare. This was really quite clever and did lots of clever japes to undermine the Economies of our dastardly enemies. Well, when the Allies “won” the first stage of WW2, we wound up the Ministry, allegedly. Like, allegedly, Churchill had the Bombe at GCHQ destroyed (we still kept cracking Embassy codes). However, someone forgot to tell the Boxheads that the war for them was over. They just continued the economic war and, instead of bombing the shit out of us they out-produced everybody and in the end bankrupted everyone instead.
    The French, as usual, as per Vichy, collaborated. This was merely turned into a full surrender document in the Treaty of Accession, through to the Lisbon Treaty, the Constitution of Europe, which you will recall the certifiable manic-depressive Brown left the Country in secret and in equal is grace signed it.

  129. 129
    thostids says:

    Oh, sorry. There was a fuckup in translation. We thought you were all out marching FOR poverty. We’ve arranged for you to get shed-loads of it. There you go. Won’t speak English. Deserve everything you get!

  130. 130
    Joe Public. says:

    Quite good. The ladies will love it.

  131. 131
    Just Asking. says:

    TWO comedians for the price of one. So now they need some rather serious types for their cabal.

  132. 132
    Just Saying. says:

    Strangely her “racism” report at about 06-15am reported on the BBC radio 4 Today Programme stated that the biggest rise in “racism” was in educated professionals.
    All subsequent reports on BBC radio ommitted this gem.

  133. 133
    Just Saying. says:

    They must be watching the North Korea version.
    Mirror readers can’t read – they look at the pictures and sport.
    Personally I find it full of left whingers chaired by a champagne socialist.

  134. 134
    How many Romans? says:

    Romans were the original fascists. The fasces gave facism the name.

    You vote Labour, don’t you.

  135. 135
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    “Nigel Farage has met with Italian anti-establishment politician Beppe Grillo…”

    No Guido! it should be “Nigel Farage met Italian anti-establishment politician Beppe Grillo…”

    “Has met with”? You no speako de lingo Inglese good?

  136. 136
    Democinghell says:

    Careful, he might put you in a box and you won’t ever know if you’re dead or alive.

  137. 137
    rinky.stingpiece says:

    this is turning into some kind of radio 4 parlour game now

  138. 138
    rinkystingpiece says:

    do you get anal for that as well?

  139. 139
    rinky/stingpiece says:

    this is turning into some kind of radio 4 parlour game now

    presumably the Labourer said nothing because he was barred for not getting a round in or paying his tab.

  140. 140
    rinky/stingpiece says:

    Not quite…

    “from Italian fascio “group, association,” literally “bundle” (see fasces).”

    “1590s, from Latin fasces “bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting” (plural of fascis “bundle” of wood, etc.)…” “…Carried before a lictor, a superior Roman magistrate, as a symbol of power over life and limb: the sticks symbolized punishment by whipping, the axe head execution by beheading.”

    ” Fasci “groups of men organized for political purposes” had been a feature of Sicily since c.1895 ”

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=fascist&allowed_in_frame=0

    Fascism basically means “groupism”, and you might say that implies ethnocentrism, but actually it ain’t necessarily so; it’s more another flavour of statism, and collectivism, and is thus a fellow-traveller of Marxism, socialism, and leftism… the antithesis of things like libertarianism and anarchism and to some extent, republicanism.

    Fascism is more accurately described as a “left-wing” than “right-wing” (notwithstanding that originally left-wing meant radical, and right-wing meant status-quo-ish – now you have a situation where “the left” wants to maintain a status quo of statism!).

  141. 141
    rinky/stingpiece says:

    “The lictor (possibly from Latin: ligare, “to bind”) was a member of a special class of Roman civil servant, with special tasks of attending and guarding magistrates of the Roman Republic and Empire who held imperium, the right and power to command; essentially, a bodyguard.”

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

  142. 142
    rinky/stingpiece says:

    The original Police State – very much akin to Labour motives, and those fab socialist places the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the German Democratic Republic. Lovely versions of democracy, brought to us by Socialism.

  143. 143
    rinky/stingpiece says:

    That would mean bringing up their recruiting sergeant, a certain one-eyed Scottish expert on economic depression under Labour governments.

  144. 144
    rinky/stingpiece says:

    “The term is related to the modern Italian word fascio, used in the 20th century to designate peasant cooperatives and industrial workers’ unions.”

  145. 145


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George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”


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