May 30th, 2014

WATCH: Joey Barton Compares UKIP to An Ugly Girl

In case you missed it on Question Time last night, here is the moment footballer Joey Barton gave us his somewhat colourful metaphor to describe UKIP:

“If I’m somewhere and there was four really ugly girls I’m thinking, well, she’s not the worst. That’s all you are.”

Not sure the outraged reaction from UKIP’s Louise Bours was the best response…


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve never heard of you, you Dickhead.

    Shut the F**K up.

  2. 2
    PC 99 says:

    Where’s Eric Cantona when you need him?

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    ed milliband peoples representitive of somewhere up north i have to visit every now and again says:

    i got the feeling joey was a lib dem,he seemed to always lament about what had happened to them.probably explains why he’s a mysogonist

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    PC 99 says:

    I don’t think that her ‘outrage’ was over the top. And at least there were no LibDems on the panel – all too busy apologizing to each other.

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    Free Advice says:

    He’s a Footballist.

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    Assorted Limps, miscreants, abusers, shitswallower, liars, benders and cheats says:

    He’s no better is he? Half baked cringing attitudes from the days before he was born, seems to quiver when the female told him he was to get a twitter torrent. No real bottle, typical sco use victim mentality.

    Abject and appalling. Thank G he is not in Brazil.

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    Great Granddad says:

    Would some kind soul translate it for me?

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    Not Joey Barton says:

    Not sure the outraged reaction from UKIP’s Louise Bours was the best response…

    Yer know wha birds are like, la.

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    Viewer says:

    Barton is an unsavoury choice as a panellist.

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    Arthur Scargill has left the Building says:

    Scraping the bottom of the Barrel ..Having fuckwit’s like Joey “spunk bubble” Barton on the show ….The Beeb must be struggling…Mind you they did manage to fill the audience with Anti UKIP.. racist hating… tree huggers…Despite one Gentlemen of obvious African origin …stating the case that UKIP ARE NOT RACIST….The usual hue and cry continued..surely this racist crap is now getting a bit thin..if that’s the best they can throw at UKIP….Then the rise of the Party will continue…..

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    Dimbleby's noncey quiff says:

    Just when you think the BBC has reached the bottom, it manages to dig down a whole new layer.

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    Chill Out Cop Out Cot Redaction says:

    Mornin all, very body happy now?

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    Realmrsshitrit says:

    How tall is Joey Barton ?

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    bergen says:

    His apology ?

    “I’m sorry if some ugly birds have got the hump and there are some right mingers ‘ere tonight.”

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    JH326y34523435432 says:

    It’s all they have left. They know they can’t argue on policy.

    If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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    Village Idiot says:

    ……Following zee Trawler,, oiu, oiu,!

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    Lord Rennard says:

    Nothing sexist about that… or in the spirit of equality are all women now as pretty as each other now? Pity the days that you can’t call a spade a spade anymore and out the fat, thick and ugly as what they are.

    The typical response of a poor debater there as well, attempting to turn the audience on Joey Barton by seeking a moralistic high ground and feign outrage, opportunistic and an incredibly poor response.

    Though what can one expect from the pub politicians of UKIP.

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    Chill Out Cop Out Cot Redaction says:

    He can rewrite my report, I am certain no one will then understand anything in it.

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    Harbottle says:

    Why is this crap programme still treated as if it is some kind of Brains Trust debate by intellectual giants? The panels are made up of party hacks, who only spout the approved line to take on anything, plus assorted half wit ‘celebrities’. Presided over by a hereditary BBC commentator, with an audience recruited from Labour/union members/Guardian readers who behave like they’re watching a panto at Christmas.

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    Fred Haircutz says:

    She’s a Manc, he’s a scouse, competition from the start, he backpeddled a bit when he realised the mire he was in, otherwise I think she would have ripped his head off and used it to start a football match.

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    Demetrius says:

    QPR player Joey Barton has just handed UKIP, thousands more votes, for his personal attack on UKIP’s Louise Bours.

    ConLabLib parties & their supporters are going to continue to make these personal attacks on UKIP, because they have no idea how to defeat UKIP or there concerns towards ConLabLib parties for their open door polices on mass immigration from this EU, none of us in Britain voted for in the first place!

    Carry on the good work UKIP!!!!!!!!!!

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    Chill Out Cop Out Cot Redaction says:

    Manc Gob 1, Shite Scouser 0.

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    LOIUSE BORE says:


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    Tower Hamlets EU Banana Republic says:

    Mr Barton, come and join us in Tower Hamlets, your attitude towards women will fit in just right with us.

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    ed milliband peoples representitive of somewhere up north i have to visit every now and again says:

    loved the posh white london woman saying how immigration has enriched her life,yes because she can now get a plumber for half the price she used to.

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    Farage for Dictator says:

    could be worse, he could have stubbed a cigar out in her eye

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    Steve Miliband says:

    It was an attack on UKIP not her personally

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    U Kip if you want to, the lady's not for learning says:

    I could see what he was getting at, but rather than deal sensibly with his other comment about people not being interested in the European Parliament and listing a few of the recent big ticket things that are the result of the EU, like PO privatisation and HS2, she responded like a Labour or Lib Dem harpie.

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    Anonymous says:

    He was right about the Chilcot enquiry and Bliar mind!,,

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    Steve says:

    “Joey Barton Compares UKIP to An Ugly Girl”

    Actually he compared the 4 main parties to ugly girls and said that UKIP was the least un-attractive of the 4. Not really the same thing as your headline implies is it Guido?

    Barton might be a simple-minded thuggish ass-hole but it takes an even bigger ass-hole to mis-represent him so obviously, n’est ce pas?

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    Nermal says:

    I think that rather than having a quick rant it would have come across better if she had nutted him.

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    Hala Pork Pie says:

    This is what the BBC’S flagship political debate forum has come to?

    ‘Next week’s Question Time will come from Captain Jolly’s Burger Land in Thorpe Park where our panel will be White Dee, Jedward, Barry Chuckle and Johnny Vegas & Monkey.’

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    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps it should be made compulsary that when we vote on Election day that we should all be pissed?

    Political Beer Googles.

    p.s. I am a great dancer when pissed – so come and get me girls.

    p.p.s. I would not dance with Joey Barton even if I had near alcoholic poisoning.

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    Dave Dimliberalby says:

    It’s like trying to choose four ugly thick people that might improve the ratings.

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    Nigel Farage says:

    Now if you want ugly women, have you seen those Bulgarians? more moustache than a hipster commune. Not like the English roses of good old blighty… or the buxom wenches of Germany #YouKnowTheDifference

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    Britain in the moral gutter says:

    I would prefer asking Lady Gaga’s arse for a comment on UKIP to asking Joey Barton

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    Daine Fatbot says:

    The brother was a victim of whities divide and rule.

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    Oh, really? says:

    “‘Ello. My name is Joey DUHHHHBarton.”

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    Lady Gaga's arse says:


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    The EU is a shower of shit says:

    Piers Morgan and Joey Barton being asked if UKIP should be taken seriously? Chortle.

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    Not really. He has benn either average, useless or downright shite wherever he has ‘played’, when he’s not banned for punching, kicking or headbutting, or suspended for putting a cigar out in a youth team player’s eye, or arrested for assaulting a team mate so badly he was knocked unconscious, or in prison for assaulting a lad, mobhanded with his cousin and brother.

    At other times he is unavailable because it is visiting day at Wormwood Scrubbs, where another of his brothers and another cousin are serving life for murder.

    He is dross, human dross, from a dross family, with dross opinions and a dross personality, and no discernible skill, talent, wit, self-control or relevance, other than as an example of the moronic nature of celebrity nowadays.

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    Faux Outrage Rules OK says:

    Looks like the faux offence takers are delighting in Joey’s remark.

    And no it ain’t offensive unless you are some twat who wants it to be.

    And he should not have been told to apologise by his brand management.

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    Lady Gaga's arse says:

    My opinion is superior to that of Joey Barton

    And I support UKIP

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    No ugly people here! says:

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    Joey Joan Barton Baez leftie philosopher says:

    Oi, i know an ugly beeerd when im sat beside one.

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    Anonymous says:

    Footballers! Is there anything they don’t Know?

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    brains in his groin says:

    She should have just called him a dickhead, he would have understood that.

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    George Galloway says:

    I love Muslims, especially when they condemn a Christian woman to death and force her to give birth to a child in shackles. x

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    Tom Catesby says:

    In other words the best out of four. Not a massive intellect by any means however, but a very clever trick to have the fool on the show, it will possibly have increased viewing figures and impressed at least some of the footballist intellects, with his withering political analysis. Don’t think Louise Bours handled it very well, it would have been best to say nothing or at least interpreted the great footballing sage’s words to mean, ‘He’d pick UKIP’

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    Who says all Scots are bad? says:

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    I've read the Sun and need more porno says:

    What does he do to women then?

    Do tell…

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    An oldie but a goodie says:

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    His line of reasoning is exactly the reason he finds himself playing at QPR.

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    Munters of the world unite says:

    It’s all somebody else’s fault innit. Pay me to do nuffin, mate.

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    Anne_R_(Disregard_Famous_Dad) says:

    So Joey Barton…..!
    You realise Louise was NOT the weakest link?
    Yeah, eah…..I know, Anne, like…. but

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    Vince"The Cheeky Chappie" Cable says:

    Nick Clegg pledged allegiance to the devil. Transfused during a Tory initiation ceremony, the blood of Thatcher now runs through his veins.

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    Maggie Fan says:

    A big magnet over that place would have had hilarious results.

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    Kelvin says:

    ‘Not sure the outraged reaction from UKIP’s Louise Bours was the best response…’

    Oh dear, you’re not misjudging the public mood again are you Mr Fawkes?

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    Thostids says:

    Was Joey Barton an abused child? Was that the cause for him going into a dead-end, hopeless job? Constantly insulting ordinary people in a vain quest for reassurance and support?
    Handicapped from a young age, unable to converse with ordinary folk due to a serious speech defect, young Joey goes through his life unable to participate with people who treat him with contempt because of his very-obvious disabilities.
    At the BBC, we exist to house, employ and promote people like Joey. We ensure that the limitations inflicted by callous circumstances, his speech deficiencies, learning difficulties, the congenital mislocation of his cerebellum in his feet, his utter inability to relate to people around him, do not interfere with his progress to financial self-sufficiency.
    At the BBC, judge us by the many damaged people just like Joey in senior positions and their unbelievable, outrageous behaviour that ordinary people used to put people like Joey into quiet places like Asylums but now work in safe, secure environments like the BBC.

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    A Hypocrite says:

    Anti PC candidate counters non-PC comment with outrage conundrum.

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    In praise of Joey Barton says:

    Joey Barton is trying to shake off his inner yob. He has taken an interest in things such as art and philosophy, which must have the average footballer quaking in his Nikes. I wish him well, and I would rather listen to him on Question Time than, for example, the absurd Ed Davey.

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    Cardinal Richelieu's mole says:

    But when he said “that’s all you are”, surely the “you” referred to UKIP (as one of the ugly quartet) not to her personally (even if she is not a traditional English rose).

    Her outrage if she thought his remark was personally directed might have had some basis, but if he was as it seems referring to UKIP, then it is somewhat overdone.

    Still, QT is yet another example of a BBC show with deliberate (if not in this case scripted) “sexing up” to make it supposedly more entertaining for the braying masses and which in the process is destroying itself. Alone QT is worth avoiding the TV tax.

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    Alex Ferguson says:


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    talking of which says:

    Blair’s biographer has just claimed on LBC that the only people
    who want Chilcot published uncensored are ‘conspiracy theorists’.

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    BBC producer says:

    We need jailbirds to fill up the quota of unsavouries…

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    Stupid bitch doesn’t consider the increased costs she is paying for housing, social care, medical treatment, education and the legal system because of all the immigrants that are not plumbers, and those who don’t do anything but ride the system.

    I’d gladly pay a lot more for a plumber if it meant that I was not going to be enriched, at terrifical financial and social cost, on a daily basis.

    Just like the nob ends that try to justify immigration by claiming that curry has somehow made the nation a better place.

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    Hala Pork Pie says:

    JEEZ! I can smell the skunk and cheap super-strength lager from here!

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    Wayne Rooney says:

    Lock, tha only fing that really mattas is weffer any of deez birds are grannies, den he might av a point but i dunno wot like

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    Hala Pork Pie says:

    Who’s posted that? Was it Sue?

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    not working and getting everywhere on benefits says:

    He’s a scouser. .. job done

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    Anonymous says:

    Yeah, to be fair, if were Louise Bours I would have taken it personally.

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    rick says:


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    MI6 says:

    Was that the great and unholy Rent-A-Tool?

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    Tom Catesby says:

    Perhaps the ‘posh white london women’, would like to live in my sister’s part of the world, a little North of the M25 I’m afraid, so culture shock could be a problem. She would see however the continuing process of cultural and diversity enrichment at work, white flight by families who have lived in the same areas for generations, including my own, illegal immigrant occupation increasing unchecked and the growing, ‘Balkanisation process’ continues. Enriching indeed.

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    Christopher Robin says:

    Fair comment. It is what makes the licence fee such good value for money. lol

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    Sarah Brown, chubby-legged lesbian says:

    I’m an ugly beard.

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    re: Stephen Nolan, Question Time and BBC anti-UKIP bias says:

    Why does the BBC employ fat, ugly blokes ?

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    Anonymous says:

    What they do in their own country is no interest to me. Just don’t come and do it in mine.

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    Scrat says:

    UKIP are the new nastyparty old chap. homophobes and racists.

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    MI5 says:

    If I were Rentoul, I would be hiding under a rock in Tel Aviv

    How much has the war criminal pimp Blair paid him for his Goebbels like disinformation?

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    talking of which says:

    I missed the name.
    He was a patronising establishment stooge.
    Does that sound like the one?

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    Norm Normal says:

    I sometimes get the feeling it’s deliberately done that way in the great journalistic tradition of creating controversy.

    Edirors would have you believe their minions are there to expose truth. Rarely happens as it’s the controversy that draws readers and viewers.

    The audience should react as if it’s a panto because that’s exactly what it is. Possibly a too sophisticated analogy. I would suggest it’s more like a punch n judy orgy.

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    average joanna says:

    Isn’t Monkey rather highbrow for Question Time?

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    professional scouser says:

    calm down, calm down……

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    Aswas Tiswas says:

    Coming out soon?

    Secret talks between labour and the liberal coalition to form a grand coalition to keep UKIP out. The liblabcon cartel will go to any lengths to make sure their common agenda and common purpose continue.

    I wonder what the dwindling band of Tory loyalists would make of such a coalition? It will of course come out, these things usually do and I suspect it will be on the agenda of the Bilderberg gang.

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    Flowers that get mown in spring tra la says:

    Just a friendly north west banter between two very competitive cities, Mancland and Scouseland, he hasn’t had a chair over his head so it must have been just banter, even the Cruise ship Queen Victoria has arrived this moment at Liverpool pier head, now Mancland beat that one, you can’t .

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    Dave says:

    I simply can’t agree. We absolutely must keep giving aid to India to help finance their space probes, while they are gang raping and hanging girls.

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    Barton's_Bumblers says:

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    The Critic says:

    Panto season started early has it? The QT audience behave like a pantomime one because that’s what they are watching.

    The dialogue is crap, the characters shallow and only the immature think what they are seeing is reality.

    Probably on a par with the House of Commons.

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    still walking into darkness says:

    Meanwhile, this completely pointless news story re Joey Barton nicely hides the news around the less than subtle Chilcott cover up.

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    Bert says:

    Not a fan of our Joey, then?

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    Twampersand mk II says:

    He’s simply realised that he may be able to bully similarly stupid people by pretending to understand Nietzsche.

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    Bert says:

    Joey: “I am a cretin.”

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    Dr Death says:

    This gene pool was certainly shat in from a great height…it really is time to arm the police and let them carry out unreasonable genocide…It looks like the freaks have run through Oxfam covered in glue…

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    Bert says:

    + lots. BTW, if you pay the voluntary telly tax you want your head examined. Search online for 101 easy hints & tips for those bent on outwitting the goons.

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    MI6 says:

    Must be Rent A Tool

    Only one of his mendacious kind

    Professional agitprop for the criminal Blair

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    Flowers that get mown in spring tra la says:

    They dream of dreams of yesteryear where they ran the country without much fear, they turned their backs on the people, oh dear, now they look to the people it’s clear and nobody gives a fck.

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    pookie snackumberger says:

    I blame The Beatles. No, seriously I blame The Beatles. It’s given so many of these people from Liverpool the sense that thay are something special, like The Beatles are suposed to be.

  100. 100

    I am feeling so culturally enriched this morning

    and then there is this story

    Ah how lucky we are to be embracing the religion of peace

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    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    You miss the point.

    Barton actually has 10 “O” levels to go with his anger management problems.

    He is capable of holding his own in a lot of pseudo intellectual arguments.

    Can the same be said of that woman from UKIP ?

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    Prezza says:

    Morning Guido

    Can we have some presentable Totty please?

    Or a sex scandal..

    You know, a footie shagging a Wag in his Jag, as I used to?

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    The UKIP member said she wasn’t interested in matters of the south east has she was from the north west – GAFF. Surely UKIP are interested in the whole of the country.
    She also had a loud mouth – does she think she is Caroline Flint?

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    Nooo we are all the same! says:

    Search liveleak for “south africa” and check out what they do to people who choose to vote with their conscience.
    If you find it difficult to watch people being beaten to death yards from poling stations don’t watch.
    The UK media never do. PS don’t bother asking if anyone was arrested, that would be silly.

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    Madoff Mandelson of Moscow says:

    It is more wholesome that kissing a Russian oligarch’s arse

    Which I am reduced to…

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    Don't forget to turn the lights off!! says:

    Shut up joey Barton lol trying to come across all intellectual (epic fail) Dirty cheating vile player and person he is. He’s a disgrace to football (and that’s saying something) and his half brother is a disgrace to humanity!

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    Flowers that get mown in spring tra la says:

    I think the panto was when the blond haired git tried to do a repeat of that twit who said they would leave the country is UKIP got in, I hope his passport is up to date, fame for five seconds, no doubt he will swimming in free beer well in his dreams.

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    Madoff Mandelson of Moscow says:


  111. 111
    Tony Blair says:

    I am a nothing to hide kind of guy.

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    I’ll get it right eventually , note to self must lay off the crack
    This story not the Blair one

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    Flowers that get mown in spring tra la says:

    Have you been to Liverpool centre recently, stick your biased idea’s in you pocket and take a trip to the place, plenty of seats around to sit down and get over the shock, now outer Liverpool, well father Christmas still needs to visit a few area’s but he will.

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    Joe from Ormskirk says:

    What do you call a scouser in a suit ?

    …………….the Accused !

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    Chill Out Calm Down Calm Down says:

    Funny Dat, …..anyone would fink there’s a victim mentality.

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    Hysel says:

    scousers will be scousers

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    Retard watch says:

    Taking offence or merely pointing out he’s a fucking retard?

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    Dr Death says:

    Hope the lady checked her purse on the way out…

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    Bert says:

    What the collective noun for a square full of Guardian readers?

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    quoi? says:


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    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    Ideal for the BBC then.

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    Bluto says:

    The woman in the audience said that she would “bury” him on Twitter. There was a time when that would have been a criminal threat far more unacceptable than his vulgar chauvinism.

    Following the (cultural) revolution we are now well into the politics of the mob.

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    Socialism is theft says:

    If Barton thinks all the parties are ‘like ugly girls’ does that make him a political w*nker? It certainly came across like that.

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    jgm2 says:

    I’d be surprised if he has 10 ‘O’ Levels. High might have 10 GCSE’s however. All of them in P.E.

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    thostids says:

    An interest in Art and Philosophy? Which bit of “A” did his attention span run out on?

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    Winston says:

    On the contrary Louise Bours handled Barton really well and had him nodding in agreement. She ripped Piers Morgan to shreds and humiliated the leftie students, in the audience.

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    Steve says:

    Which point do I miss exactly? My comment was about Guido’s mis-representation of what was said. I didn’t make any other ‘point’. I did allude to Barton’s thuggish past, a reasonable indicator of low intelligence IMO but made no other point.

    Here’s a point – Attendance at a reasonable school & the passing exams is not necessarily proof of intelligence.

    John Snow is the son of a headmaster, attended Ardingly College and started, but didn’t complete, a law degree at Liverpool University, yet, still, he has the debating skills of an 8 year old child.

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    thostids says:

    Surprised he could find time in his busy scouse timetable of universal victimhood and screaming at his manager to get him a wage rise to come on “Answer the fucking question, clunt!”. Must have been a vanity project.

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    ed says:

    Can we have Shaun Wright Phillips on next week?

    He was City player of the year in 2004, the last Englishman to win the award, and he got 36 England caps compared to Barton’s one.

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    thostids says:

    Lord Reinhard Heydrich doesn’t work for the BBC, yet, does he.

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    Winston says:

    Rubbish. Actually, Barton referred to the 4 main parties as 4 ugly birds, not just UKIP, so Guido is lying again.

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    Winston says:

    Spot on. Guido just publishes what Tory HQ tell him, these days.

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    Adolph Hitler (UKIP) says:

    Joey shows so much promise, he has a beautiful mind.
    The difference between madness and greatness is down to a Nobel Prize or not:

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    Winston says:

    No, her point was that the rest of the country needs more economic stimulus and we shouldn’t keep concentrating everything on London. She is correct.

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    Anonymous says:

    That Ukip woman was dreadful. Can we kick her out our country?

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    A distinguished ref says:

    Apart from how to miss an open barn door from 2 yards, you mean?

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    Anonymous says:

    I hope they don’t fold. They’re like a bucket of crap to keep the flies off.

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    Anonymous says:

    I don’t know. We aren’t exactly known as the beautiful people ourselves.

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    t67 says:

    He’s just a thick twat, that’s all he is.

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    dai laughing says:

    its just the bbc – proving that it can dumb down even further than R1

    next step – white dee for QT? or newsnight?

    from rent a parrot to rent a sub prime mate?

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    The world says to UKIP says:

    The comment was crass but frankly i thought ukip were all for being allowed to say what you wanted be it about gays or immigrants, and that PC had gone to far, on that yes i agree but then don’t sound as Bours did like some shrew whom frankly is bloody ugly, when people do not say pc things. Blooody woman sounded so bad she would be better at the kitchen sink.

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    joolz says:

    Whats Labours policies?

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    Dr Death says:

    A gaggle of TARDS…

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    Thick as a Plank says:

    Well you thought wrong then.

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    Thick as a Plank says:

    UKIP no doubt are but she is a representative of a Northern Constituency and thus is there to represent her Constituents. Granted that’s a kind of old fashioned notion of what a representative does but, hey ho, it works…

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    License fee payer says:

    Did the BBC use some of mine and your License fee to pay for this dick to appear?

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    thostids says:

    The answer might be in his being a “half brother”. How many biological steps is the “half” actually removed from Joey. Let’s be fair, the scientists still have not agreed that “Liverpool Man” qualifies for inclusion in the Homo Sapiens line of development. Communicating in high pitched screams and rapid, grabbing movements, Liverpool Man is undoubtedly an entirely separate line. Without the benefit of Lord Heseltine and his unstinting generosity with other people’s money, Liverpool man would certainly have died out following the closure of the Docks, their only source of income from thievery.

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    progressive wanker says:

    Question time has always been a magnet for gobby, chippy, over opinionated wannabees.

    Thats enough about the audience. The panellists have gone from the old system of 3 vaguely serious and one token arty type to a shambles of farce of joke.

    last night not worth watching.

    The only decent QT being of course the Harry Enfield sketch ripping the piss out of it.

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    Motty says:

    Oh my word, another scouser! Guido Fawkes is playing a scouse blinder, isn’t he Alan?

    Alan : Aye, the boy Fawkes is on a scouser hat-trick, and I for one think he’ll gerrit. Cannae say who it will be, mind.

  152. 152
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    What matters is did people in the audience take it personally? All three parties have finally understood that you cannot abuse people in to voting for you. You can, however, abuse them in to voting UKIP.

    Barton, not a politician, represents a throw-back to a fortnight ago when all three of them seemed to think that shouting /ugly/raaaycist/whatever would instantly cause the voter to get back in line.

    We should probably thank him for showing us how thin that skin of control really is, because he is only saying what they really think.

  153. 153
    Oh, really? says:

    Joey Dumbarton strikes again.

  154. 154
    The world says to UKIP says:

    oh so his comment wasn’t crass then, thanks for that.

  155. 155
    jackthekipper says:

    WTF is Joey “Aggravated assault” Barton doing on there? The obnoxious clunge should still be locked up, maybe sharing a cell with Piers Morgan who should be locked up for being an even bigger clunge.

    Louise Bores needs training, the Kip is winning support by being the victims of meeja abuse, silly cow should have thanked JB for stating that UKIP was the best of a bad bunch and let Joe Public make their own minds up about him.

  156. 156
    Austin Tash says:

    He thought he was being clever with a veiled personal attack on Louise Bours’ looks.

    Joey Barton fancies himself as a bit of an intellectual.

  157. 157
    Austin Tash says:

    If he had 10 ‘O’ levels I’d be impressed. 10 GCSEs, not so much.

    I got a ‘B’ in History GCSE without even turning up to the exam.

  158. 158
    Austin Tash says:

    Question Time’s panel, sometime in the future when all the sentences have been served:

    Dave Lee Travis (UKIP), Jimmy Saville (LibDems)*, Stuart Hall (Cons), Max Clifford (Labour), Rolf Harris (celebrity guest).

    *the part of Jimmy Saville will be played by a LibDem.

  159. 159
    Joey Essex is More Intelligent says:

    You can’t keep your UKIP bias zipped up where it belongs can you? I thought Louise did very well to respond as she did with humour, direct and to the point.

  160. 160
    Morgan the Loser says:

    Yes, she was very good with Piers, just accusing him of lying every time he twisted the truth to his own ends. He looked quite crestfallen after a while and stopped trying to pass off his interpretations as accurate quotes.

    The idea that Piers Morgan wouldn’t be concerned if a group of Romanian men of uncertain provenance and inclination moved in next door is risible.

  161. 161
    Cow Licks the Bull says:

    Calling her a cow shows where your sympathies lie. As far as I am concerned she responded with wit and skewered the hapless Barton. It would have been a mistake to claim to be happy with a description as the “best of a bad bunch”.

  162. 162
    ned ludd says:

    Lol. Well described.

  163. 163
    Gerbil 7 says:

    The bussed in Labour stooges loved that, it fulfilled the BBC’s mission perfectly.
    He’ll be a regular now.

  164. 164
    absolutelypassionate says:

    Managed immigration is not racism.
    Most sensible countries do it.

    UKIP want a level playing field for all would be immigrants without discrimination against the Commonwealth countries.

  165. 165
    Not in my name says:

    Why does anybody even bother with Question Time?

    Carefully filtered, sterile questions given to the panel in advance and presented to a carefully filtered and sterile audience.

    Complete waste of time.

  166. 166
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    Sadly, many of you will have missed Peter Hitchens calmly dismembering Billy Bragg on Newsnight on the other side,

  167. 167
    General Pinochet says:

    Twampersand………back in Chile…….in the good old days, we had many people like Joey Barton……….they mostly worked for me!

  168. 168
    Anonymous says:

    “He is dross, human dross, from a dross family, with dross opinions and a dross personality, and no discernible skill, talent, wit, self-control or relevance, other than as an example of the moronic nature of celebrity nowadays. ”

    Which leads me to think that the beeb will continue to use him to assist their prolefty support.

  169. 169
    Anonymous says:

    Unlikely choice as a human being more likely. One of natures aberations.

  170. 170
    Anonymous says:

    How high can you stack sh*t?

  171. 171
    lojolondon says:

    Guido, I do appreciate that you sometimes give UKIP some fair coverage, but what is with this highly misleading headline?
    Barton said that the four parties were like four ugly girls, and UKIP was the best of the bunch. Not the same as your headline!
    I bet no other blog has the headline “Barton compares Labour / Conservatives / LibDems to an ugly girl”.

  172. 172
    Anonymous says:

    At least Joey, isn’t a UKIP MEP, then he’d have said they’re all “sluts”.

  173. 173
    Greychatter says:

    Who’s Joey Barton – is that crap footballer whose brother murdered a coloured lad in Liverpool?

  174. 174
    Anonymous says:

    That footballer is an utter Hunt

  175. 175
    I hate football says:

    All footballers are as thick as pig-shit

  176. 176
    Mycroft says:

    That is no way to talk about the Dimblebaby!

  177. 177

    Y e e e e s . These people have a habit of slowly foisting themselves onto the public psyche until wham ! — they re being gonged !

    Look at Russell Brand and Owen Jones . Nowhere two years ago and now ??? …. ok perhaps two bad examples , the exceptions that prove the rule .

  178. 178

    indubitably therefore future Prime Mentalist material !

  179. 179
    Steve Smith says:

    Why was he on the panel will somebody explain as I am losing the will to live trying to rationalise it

  180. 180
    Knighty46 says:

    Sound like a real football expert to me.

  181. 181
    Knighty46 says:

    High might…….?? Bet you haven’t got O Level English.

  182. 182
    Wankerwatcher says:


  183. 183
    Banned says:

    Was this filmed in Manchester?

  184. 184
    Banned says:

    A wank-stain of Gruaniads

  185. 185
    RichUpNorth says:

    According to my dictionary … Joey Barton … n. footballer , knobhead.

  186. 186
    Statement of Fact says:

    Today the Gruniard states 1600 complaints to the BBC angry at the pro UKIP exposure on the telly etc. Seems the majority of the 1600 are on their webpage stating how wonderful Ed and Labour did, and running down “Toenails Robinson”.
    No sense of humour these lefties.

  187. 187
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    joey barton…..just another overpaid lawn fairey!

  188. 188
    Statement of Fact says:

    Interesting that on tonight’s radio QT the editor of the Sun and Dumbleby stated that Tony Blair can overide the Cabinet Office decision.
    However they did not mention that the Labour Party aka Ed Miliband could also have a say in this.
    I wonder why?

  189. 189
    Statement of Fact says:

    I have not seen a good looking woman in the UK for at least a week.
    You must be living in bongo bongo land.

  190. 190
    Just Saying. says:

    A Toxic of Turds

  191. 191
    Just Saying. says:

    No one can explain it, not even the editors. Live on.
    BBC are simply getting desperate in chasing one liners for their news stories is all.

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    “Joey Barton Compares UKIP to An Ugly Girl”
    Neither would give him the time of day. Which is unfortunate, for someone seemingly unable to work it out for himself.

  193. 193
    John Bellingham says:

    The posh North London woman who is well past 65 has found a new direction in life thanks to her twenty-something Somalian handyman.

  194. 194
    John Bellingham says:

    Beer? He looks like a frou-frou lemon spritzer type. What normal man dyes his hair and wears cosmetics to look like Anders Behring Breivik?

  195. 195
    John Bellingham says:

    Joey Barton was recruited to appear on BBC “Question Time” in a vain attempt to make Piers Morgan seem intelligent.

  196. 196
    Anonymous says:


    I shouted at telly only the once.

    Then I fell asleep.

    Loud ties make me do that. Must be the stripes.

    Can’t wait for the General Election on TV. Plenty of shouting then sleeping to be had there.

    Looking forward to it. That and the World Cup. Always cheer for Germany. Yes they are that boring and is another reason for falling asleep.

    My doctor says I’m sleep deprived but in truth it’s the sex I’m missing and unfortunately politics or football offers neither.

    I’m sorry to be all Dear Derdrie about this but it’s becoming monotonous. Lorraine Kelly would cheer me up no end I think.

    Any ideas anyone?

  197. 197
    Polly Toynbee ate my hamster says:

    why did Joey apologise?

    did any of the parties complain at being compared to an ugly woman?

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