June 2nd, 2014

Tory Cabinet Minister: We’ve Done More Than Maggie

Tub-thumper Eric Pickles was hissed at by a room of drunk Tories on Saturday night when he claimed that the Coalition have achieved more in the last four years than Margaret Thatcher achieved in her first term:

“I say this in modesty, but I think we have probably achieved more in the first term, that the blessed Margaret did in hers… [Interruption, boos.] That’s what I like, blind obedience. It’s that second term when the big reforms came in. It’s her second term that made that really big difference.”

While the boozed up activists at the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham did not like it, the thinking is not unheard of in Tory circles – especially around No.11.


  1. 1
    Banned says:

    He looks twice the man he once was.

  2. 2
    non taxable pikey says:

    A fine figure of two men.

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    Love Maggie says:

    Difference is Maggie had a second and third term – this shower won’t get to a second term – vote UKIP!

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    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    You mean fat?

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    Baron Hogwash says:

    He’s eaten more than Maggie!

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    dai sceptical says:

    for the 1st time in my life i might be tempted to vote tory – if i didn’t suspect that they daren’t let the electorate in on THE BIG SECRET – how to live within one’s means

    and they won’t do that (in common with the other parties) because the electorate won’t vote for it

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    Old Grumpy says:

    A much as I’d also like to boo, as a dedicated fan of the best MAN ever, in politics, I have to agree about her.

    t was not he fault. The UK was so fucked up that it took a full term just to put the brakes half on the run away drain on the economy…… and the socialists were fighting like rats in a sack!

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    dai sceptical says:

    maggie & successors had oil revenue to squander

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    Anonymous says:

    Boozed up Tories seeing double?

  10. 10
    Colonel Mustard says:

    Where is the equivalent of not only scrapping exchange controls but making it impossible for them to be reintroduced.

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    Nigel Farage says:

    He would’ve eaten Maggie alive literally!

  12. 12
    Gregg_Man says:

    He certainly ate more pies than the Great Lady.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    …and she won three elections outright. Cameron hasn’t even managed a first.

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    Sarah Millington says:

    Deluded Tories.

    Like the Lib Dems, utterly finished as a party of Government for a very, very long time.

    Vote UKIP

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    táxpáyér says:

    Bit of a step down from Baron Pickles of Harkonnen.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    What-ho, Oiks!

    Now, I’ve just had another spiffing idea. You remember how jolly decent those Olympics were? 9 billion quid well spent, I say.

    Well, I say let’s piss away another few billion that we haven’t got and host the World Cup!


    Genius! Now, back to work, peasants!

  18. 18
    Hadley "Screaming Banshee" Freeman says:

    Another article about a white male. Sexist.

    Trigger warning. Trigger warning

    Head – Desk

    Retweet Cathy Newman and Laurie Penny, Guido is a sexist hate-thought criminal. Why doesn’t he concentrate on issues affecting women. It’s 2014.

    #Just asking #angry white men

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    táxpáyér says:

    Dave could’ve been rolling in money from Fracking.

    It’s the only thing keeping the US economy from dying from Obamanomics.

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    JIMMY says:

    All I can remember the Coalition achieving is the gay marriage act, abolishing Child Benefit for tory voters and waking a sleeping UKIP.

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    JIMMY says:

    I agree – gay marriage and UKIP will put paid to the opportunity of a second term.

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Saturday night and too much pop.

    I suppose it is slightly better than snorting cocaine.

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    Anonymous says:

    He’s right.

    Particularly in terms of cutting public expenditure.

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    Jack says:

    These Tories are as delusional as Reverend Flowers

    I suppose doubling the national debt was an “achievement” FFS

    Gideon and co must be back to their previous habits

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Tony Blair – this is the man who told the country that he would serve a full third term in office before handing over to McMental half way through – well he now wants a role in European politics without going to the electorate.

    Democracy is wonderful, if you can find it!

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    Gooey Blob says:

    They certainly won’t get a second term if a lot of Tory voters switch to Ukip. Pointless. Ukip can’t even win a by-election in times of austerity, they’ll only let Balls in to destroy the economy again.

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    The Parson says:

    Aye, too many voters upset with welfare reform, union pilgrim end, privatisation and free schools. Labour’s client state.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Of course this would have to be sanctioned by David Cameron – lets wait and see his colours!

  29. 29
    Gooey Blob says:

    Ukip can’t even win a by-election mid-term under an austerity government. It doesn’t look good for the GE now, does it?

    Vote for whoever is best placed to stop Labour in your constituency.

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    Wah wah pedal says:

    The only way that I can think of to respond to wholesale bullshit such as this is to vote UKIP.

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    táxpáyér says:

    Don’t forget, they raised the very worst tax on working (VAT) to 20%

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    cured lefty says:

    The tory candidate looks out of touch before he even gets elected!

  33. 33
    táxpáyér says:

    LAbour and Dave are two brands of the same product.

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    Observer says:

    If Cameron supports the war criminal Blair, who has since become a financial pimp and gangster,

    It proves that he is an acoomplice

    Just as he was the accomplice of the criminal Murdoch gang

    And that he is the first openly criminal PM in officd

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    Red Ed says:

    Labour will introduce a second term tax. An abdication tax is being discussed.

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    Anon. says:

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    Euroscepticism wins votes says:

    The BBC are pushing their Pro- European Agenda! Follow the profits!

  38. 38
    Botus says:

    Lucky he wasn’t in the cutlery aisle.

  39. 39
    Raving Loon says:

    No one likes Balls.

  40. 40

    “It’s her second term that made that really big difference.”

    True. The Single European Act was her crowning achievement.

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    Spartacus says:

    barmy as a bag of lights

  42. 42
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Cameron has no chance of getting a second term, Gay Marriage and waking UKIP are just the tip of the iceberg for this spineless posh boy. These are the reasons he won’t win in 2015.

    1. No boundary changes
    2. Corruption within the Postal voting system not resolved
    3. UKIP trending at ~ 15% in the polls; they cost the Tories 20 seats in 2010 with 3% of the vote.
    4. Pilgrims still in position actively campaigning against the Government of the day using taxpayers money
    5. Union education fund is still in place
    6. Cameron’s appalling judgement in appointing Andy Coulson
    7. No TU reform allowing Crow and his mob hold us to ransom
    8. Tory constituency parties are disintegrating in protest at Cameron’s liberal policies
    9. The Tories will lose 7/8 seats along the route of HS2 to single issue candidates
    10. The Tories will lose one seat in Portsmouth due to shipbuilding being concentrated in Scotland
    11. No control of mass immigration
    12. Public spending still out of control and the national debt rising on a daily basis
    13. Human Rights Act still in place
    14. No referendum on Europe
    15. State control of the press introduced
    16. Cameron wanted to take us to war in Syria
    17. Gay Marriage
    18. The BBC is left wing and will act as Labour’s main election campaigner in 2015
    19. QE is destroying any savings people may have
    20. Cameron’s continued, unsubstantiated, support for Climate Change and general green issues.
    21. No promised Bonfire of the Quangos or reduction in Red Tape for businesses. Even worse he has left all the labour placemen who head these quangos in place.
    22. Cameron’s pathetic support for Yeo and Miller. More evidence of his lack of judgement.
    23. He gave Anna Soubry a job
    24. Cameron/Osbourne did not reverse the Brown/Balls pension reforms as promised and thus continued the retirement misery for many
    25. Introduced £9k p.a. tuition fees resulting in students leaving university with debts most will never be able to afford to pay back
    26. Is planning to introduce the child abuse crime of mental anguish when our authorities are incapable of protecting vulnerable children from physical abuse.
    27. Has made no attempt to defend Christianity against an onslaught from the liberal left.
    28. Is promising to give Scotland yet more power at English tax payers expense if they vote no to independence

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    Gooey Blob says:

    No, they are not. Your savings and pensions are safe under the Tories, they are not safe under Labour.

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    Spartacus says:

    spoke too soon . . .

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    Spartacus says:

    barmy as a bag of lights – wait until the banks take ten percent of your savings off of you under the conservative administration – which is added to devaluation by the current printing of money – barmy as a bag of lights, just barmy

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    The Growler says:

    I think you have alerted Nottingham police Geedes they will be on the lookout for some easy nabs, know what I mean?

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    A Bigoted Man says:

    Tell Equitable Life pensioners about the cast iron government guarantee for pension holders – now fuck off troll

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    The Growler says:

    Little Johnny Major-Ball even managed one clear win against the odds

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    Londoner says:

    So says Eric Pickles, probably the most useless. lazy slob currently masquerading as a minister in HM Government.

    Corruption in local government, election frauds, waste, mismanagement – you name it, he’s done sweet FA about it.

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    Lord Haw haw's mum says:

    I didn’t always agree with her but this bunch ain’t fit to lick her feet

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Well they did introduce a Windfall Tax on the water industry.

    I just hope they don’t think up whirlpool tax or waterfall tax or windlass tax. that is all they are good at, taxing people who are already over taxed.

  52. 52
    An Honest Enquiry says:

    If Margaret was so “blessed” then why did the Conservatives assassinate her?

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    The Growler says:

    OK it’s like this, live within your means, ie if you cannot afford to buy something don’t buy it, save up for it, and you’ll probably find you didn’t want in the first place. Taxes unfortuately, including council tax, are something average Joe can do nothing about unless you emigrate to a desert island, but again you would have to get there anyway which it costs money. Now you have to think who would lose most if everyone just bought the basics, Wonga and its like, Banks, big business, and the government they would have to “down size” no problem to them, they did it many times in the past 50 years. You can move to cheaper parts of the country, London is already a foreign country, with first and second generation immgrants.

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    Vote UKIP Living Next Door to Roma says:

    He looks like a man living well on my state pension theft!

    When I can’t afford to buy food at 65 he will still be pigging
    it down. Please god make the fat fucker chair bound. Next week will do.

  55. 55
    ExCon says:

    So be it.
    Cons lost my vote a few years ago.
    Now realize mistake in , exceptionally supporting them last time.
    Never again

  56. 56
    The Growler says:

    It was always said that Maggie was the only man in her cabinet

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    ExCon says:


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    Vote UKIP Living Next Door to Roma says:

    Best tory tax of all, make the plebs pay tax on income, then vat them on purchase, then vat them on sale, then vat them on purchase of second hand purchase.

    Theft Theft & Theft

    Vote UKIP

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    ExCon says:

    Same old, same old.

  60. 60
    ExCon says:

    Window Tax sounds like a good idea

  61. 61
    The Growler says:

    Maybe raw steak

  62. 62
    UKIP Hacking at the roots with the truth says:

    The difference between lab and con is this:

    lab’s rhetoric is stupid, dumb and thoroughly annoying.

    the con’s rhetoric is more believable because it aims at a slightly more intelligent level;

    trouble is they are both lying.

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    Anonymous says:

    This gideonite line is being pushed ahead of the Leadership battle now Merkel has given Dave the Juncker finger.Chances of renegotiation now NIL.

  64. 64
    UKIP Hacking at the roots with the truth says:

    I thought he was supposed to stop councils sending out their pointless weekly newspapers.
    Couldn’t even do that.

  65. 65
    1981 Says Hello says:

    Or deployment of Cruise Missiles

  66. 66
    Democinghell says:

    He’s eaten as much as Thatcher’s cabinet did, I think is what the fat twat meant.

  67. 67

    Vote UKIP :-D

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Maggie won a landslide in 83. Not much prospect of that for CallmeDave.

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    The Tories says:

    We achieved 500,000 immigrants per year in our first term. Far more than Fatcha!

    pip pip

  71. 71
    David Cameron says:

    Don’t be so sure! Our ‘Fit in or Fuckoff’ poster campaign will win back our fruitcakes.

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    Conrad says:

    Failed to raise the Inheritance Tax threshold despite promising to do so.

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    cured lefty says:

    the one show bbc of course
    just had a washed out ,dyed blond, lefty cow ex morning show millionaire presenter gurning on about the plight of the hundreds of dross fetched up on the french side of the channel
    this c.unt should sponser them all to live beside her if she’s so sympathetic to their plight
    Bolinger bolshevics they make me sick to my stomach the fucking scum

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    Ukweli Machungu says:

    Oh dear, this blog has turned into CiF* again.

    What’s the problem, Guido ? Is Luciana Borgia living up to her reputation ?


    *Commenting is Forbidden.

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    Info says:

    John Major won more votes than any British party leader has ever won – in 1992 John Major won with 14,093,007 votes.

    The most votes Margaret Thatcher ever received were 13,760,935 (in 1987).

    Blair won 13,518,167 votes in his 1997 landslide victory.

    Two years ago 10,703,654 voted for Cameron’s Conservative Party.

  77. 77
    HMArsey says:

    Failed to ditch IR35.

  78. 78
    Reality says:

    Stop whining and vote UKIP if you don’t want Labour in.

    Cameron has no chance.

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    This seems like Cuba all over again except with the probability that Obama will blink first this time.

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    Carney's eternal 0.5% says:

    Savings are a guaranteed way to lose money under the tories.

  81. 81

    Comment is free.

    Stupidity has to be paid for.

  82. 82
    it's only other peoples' money to one-term Dave says:

    9 Billion was only Red Ken’s original lie.

    The true figure is about 14 Billion.

  83. 83
    Mark Wouters says:

    Sovietsalami63 here,
    You don’t have to pay council tax or any tax for that matter,Refuse to be governed and withhold you consent to parliamentary statutes,that will get em ! they cant do anything to you,

  84. 84

    Not like Cuba – these are planned tests but provocatively timed.

    For Obama:


    US P’oland:


    NB: S’ikorski may not be a slam dunk replacement for A’shton + P’oland seen as unfriendly by L’ithuania:



    But, according to NATO:

    ‘@AndersFoghR RF has not cancelled its intention to deploy dual-capable Iskander missile in the Kaliningrad exclave to offset any NATO threat’
    h/t @PromptNewsNow

    + A lot of IL76 activity into / out of Kaliningrad with incursions into F’innish airspace recently.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Lucky Luciana says:

    Second time today Guido’s closed comments on a Luciana Burger thread. Either allow comments or don’t report on her at all. Guido shouldn’t be scared of that bitch.

  86. 86
    Kim Jong-Un says:

    Yep, it’s gone again, I also notice that someone has claimed credit for the blog design (looking at Peter Jobes)…are you kidding this is an old blogspot template b*stardized.

    Somebody get a grip ffs

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    Being the excellent historian that you are, you will know of, even if you do not remember, that Michael Flat-Foot was completely hostile to the EEC until he handed over to The Bedwelty Man who was so busy fighting the Militant Tendency at the time that, to be fair, he probably did not even notice the ’86 Single European Act, let alone have the foggiest idea about whether it was a good thing or a bad thing in Sellar and Yeatman nomenclature.

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    Prince Juan Kerr says:

    I look forward to inheriting my dad’s throne.

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    Ukweli Machungu says:

    Just a few miles from me there is a high brick wall through which a ferocious dog appears to have thrust its head. That image of Luciana is remarkably similar except that her teeth are not bared (yet).

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    Kim Jong-Un says:

    Maybe her legal boys have bared theirs at GF

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    s h o a h enough says:

    Looks like Guido succumbed to a bout of shyness after his bout of J e w d o.
    Is it just coincidence that his favourite targets seem to be of that ilk?

    When the comments closed, did the big hand touch the little habd?

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    no charge says:

    Has he flown too close to the sun?

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    The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

    If they stood the fat twat at the edge of a marginal seat, they may be able to fool the electoral commission and change the boundaries that way!

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    I hope you are right but fear you may have missed the purpose of my comparison.

    In confrontations of this sort, and let us not pretend it is not so, there comes a Rubicon moment where the parties can never retreat to. Admittedly, the Cuban Crisis was much more severe but with MAD, it worked out in Kennedy’s favour.

    Here, with lower chips but higher profile, due to a greater amount of freedom of information in Russia, it may not be so easy for Putin to back down, nor may he feel he has need to. The situation can escalate to any situation from here, especially with weaponry in Kaliningrad.

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    Robespierre says:

    At least then we can justifiably have a bloody revolution.

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    Hellberger says:

    We of the chosen must stick together

  97. 97
    Robespierre says:

    …or become a lefty trougher: MEP; MP; Union boss; BBC exec; or other such hypocritical wanker.

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    The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

    Always wondered why the series was dropped just before Billy Liar and his cronies came to power

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    Let them eat cake says:

    Well, I don’t remember exactly what the Blessed Margaret did in her first term, but then I’m not sure that her fans do either – they just didn’t warm to Fatty’s claim, which was characteristically forthright, discourteous and uncalled for. Having said that, seeing the condition of the country after their first term, held back by the glibdems, heaven knows what they can manage if the voters suffer brain damage and give them a clear majority. 70% of the nation living from food banks, 20% from screwing the young with their rents and 10% from financial services and running down our privatised public services, I would guess.

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    very intriguing how the ‘reply’ option – just disappeared on the blog after this – oh dear

    i see o bummer has quickly implemented his latest Blid berger Orders – ref Climate change – that was quick.

    and kenny boybummer clark of ch4 mews – is he parachuting out for some or other reason/s?

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    look her ‘entry’ up on wiki … see who her friends are inc tony the vatican man bliar – one could almost think there is some religious house conspiracy being hidden from people everywhere …???

    Orange Dutch Jesuit City of London Inc The Inns of the Temple and Vat ican.

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    Obama doctrine (we hope – not a strategy :-( ):

    ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte


    S’nowden has rendered us deaf, dumb and blind.

    So long as Europe remains politically stable and the strangers are cleared out (including those in W’estminster) cleanly, then normal order can be restored.

    P’utin has no reason to stop at present, so grab the popcorn and enjoy from a safe distance.

    Vote UKIP :-)

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    Anon. says:

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    A vote for Dave is a waste says:

    Vote UKIP and make ‘Dave the dick-head’ get a real job.

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    Lucky says:

    Why is the latest blog closed ?? L@wyers? Oops…

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    Tory Strategist says:

    more bumsex diversity than Maggie

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Quote From Wiki
    ” … In January 2013, it was reported that a Merseyside music promoter had been convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence and fined £120 after an ‘antisemitic tirade’ against Berger at the Liverpool Music Awards. [38] [39]”
    End quote.

    n.b. Now remember you cannot be racist towards a religious – so what they do is nick you by switching seamlessly from anti-s to aggravated harassment.

    Neat fucking trick that.

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    Vote UKIP :-D

  109. 109
    UKIP way says:

    Plus la change. Same old. There will be no redundancies.

    Le Pen needs to see off this jerk.

    As the EU will have the euro everywhere by 2020 we have to go. New sterling area made up of Norway south to Spain anyone, let the roma nations rot.

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    On the contrary, Labour’s anti Europe policy of the time was my one reason for refusing to join until it changed, although Operation Icepick was indeed a fillip for the sensible tendency. The party realised in time that the right was far better suited to the Little Englander mantle than we were.

    Incidentally am I the only one here who thinks Attila the Hen (in government as opposed to in her dotage) was substantially to the left of the current administration?

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    hokitaurus says:

    just look—-look. just is the barber if saville. is. lionel Barber a girl?

  112. 112

    He s certainly eaten more in his first term more than Mags did in her whole life .

    ( though she could probably match him on whiskey intake ).

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    This lot may not even get to the end of the FIRST term ..

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    Put him on a plinth and encase him in his own lard.

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    Euan Blair says:

    Me too

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    Excellent 41. Unfortunately Labour will now copy and paste this onto the blank sheet of paper which us currently their 2015 election manifesto.

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    Does Maggie s Spitting Image not remind you of Woy Hodgson ?

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    Robespierre says:

    70% if you regard supermarkets as food banks ~ but try leaving a deposit in one! Never mind drawing some gash.

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    Look , let s put this ” to bed ” once for all.

    Is Eric Pickles the nephew/grandson of Wilfred Pickles the fairly slim/normal size radio personality
    of the Fifties who had a wife called Mabel who both presented a quiz show called ” Have a Go ” ?

    If yes — how in God s name did the physical gene provenance become so physically convoluted .

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    Uncle Joe says:

    Oh we’re being moderated, so much for libertarians then!

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    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Now live from Sweden (according to my Tor Browser)…

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    Fruitcake, swivel eyed loony, closet racist, crank and gadfly says:

    Burger’s flipped.

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    Bookies offering 21/20 on England beating Italy on a ” draw no bet ” meaning for 100 outlay …. IF England WIN I get back 105 plus my 100 (205)….. IF England DRAW i get my money back (100) .
    But WHEN England lose I get nothing (-100).

    I DO NOT want England to win as it will go to the ” plebeiriats ” heads and they will get drunk and vandalise town centres including mine plus keep me awake with their vacuous chants thus indirectly increasing my next year council tax and bringing on migraine.

    So ::: the upside for me IF England were to WIN is that I make a few bob with which to pay said future increased council tax .

    Realistically what is the risk /reward calculation AGAINST An England win on the basis it is less likely than Hell freezing over tomorrow and thus I need have no fear and not jeopardise my money ??

    Thanks in advance

    Like this


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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Ah yes talking of Rupes organ of duplicity upon the unsuspecting – i noted yesterday in the scum on sunday at page 14 – an article by Woodhouse …

    Title “Labour will RELAX British borders if they win … we’ll TIGHTEN them up” – according to Gideon Ohsoboring

    However – what was ‘silent’ on the page is that – Haven’t UKIP in contrast to the LabCon stated that they will CLOSE the borders? (with getting out of the EU it happens naturally)

  125. 125
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    A plague upon all their taxes / tax scams.

  126. 126
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    This EU behemoth is ‘Too Big and too Vast’ – it is dying on its feet or sinking in its feet of clay – whichever you prefer.

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    clocked your reply over on the locked blog earlier. Umm indeed.

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    Hmm! Dinner beckoned so I did not have the chance to read all your links. Now I have. They are, as always, impeccable.

    But the information they contained, now having read them, does not invalidate the reservations I made at all.

    Obama is a dead duck. I think we agree on that even though, for now, he remains POTUS.

    The Snowden point is an interesting one though. You say he has “rendered us deaf, dumb and blind”. Yet the abuse of procedure that his revelations have uncovered were very necessary for us to know, IMHO.

    My position on this was formed very early in the cycle. Even our esteemed host was hostile for a while but, to give him all due credit, he changed his mind.

    It is a very odd world where “reactionaries” like me are drawing attention to the sometimes severe limitations of the US approach when our dear friend, Jimmy, is declaring a certain fondness for the Great Satan!

    I exaggerate (only slightly) in order to make the point! :-)

    The Poland point is well made but I went to school with Polish refugee children from post-WW2. It is a subject in itself and I do not wish to muddy the picture now save as to say that the times have moved on.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    No, you are not the only one. I agree that Mrs T was on the left of the party inasmuch as she believed in helping the working man get up and get on and despised the cronyism of career Tories as much as she despised the Left who have always worked to keep the working man poor and needy and dependent of the State. The Tory Right have always been Butskilites and intent on chucking a few scraps to the plebs to keep them quiet and stroking the middle-class only when they need them–the same middle class that Blair reached out to and then betrayed.
    The “Wets” were the people who opposed letting failing industry sink or swim, opposed standing up to the EU, but they were FOR privatising British rail and Royal Mail which Thatcher was dead-set against.
    It is the illegitimate children of the Wets who now control the Conservative Party.

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    Anonymous says:

    Lucy Burger’s latest freshly bullied assistant has clearly got to you Guido. What did he have to say?

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Rumour has it that Old Kenny C before he dives out of politics will motion for a new APPG – a cross party group to ‘look into’ endemic and systemic child abuse.

    He may be the chairman and some members who also might want to join are Leon Brittan, Lord Janner, Keith Vaz, Evans, Margaret the Dodge (ex-Ministir for children), Heseltine, Portillo, Hewitt, Harman, while outside independent charities might be represented by Tatchel of Stonewall, or Middleton of Common Perps …

    Anyone got any other suggestions?

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

    “Hollande announces plans to reduce number of French”


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    White rabbit says:

    Tom Sutcliffe was as predictable as you might have expected on ‘Start the Week’ this morning interrogating Rod Liddle about his new book. Instead of an interesting discussion about Rod’s rant it turned into a pious defence of Sutcliffe’s own little metro elite class. Proving the book..so to speak. Nut him Rod

  134. 134
    Jack Ketch says:

    Bookies drive Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, football players drive Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, punters get the tube or the bus and fly on holiday by Easy-jet.
    Go figure.

  135. 135
    hokitaurus says:

    if i were to be the sovile, I would need a haircut down.
    I am below. hence tie.
    I am crooked, ever checked my foreskin.

  136. 136
    Oh do fuck off you ring-piece says:

    “22. Cameron’s pathetic support for Yeo and Miller. More evidence of his lack of judgement.”

    Oh do fuck off you ring-piece!

  137. 137

    If you can only couch your analysis in the somewhat redundant terms of left/right, then I can see your point without having to share your view.

    MT was in many respects, but not all, a radical. That word was much more commonly used to describe the old left than the right. She changed the game on that. If you want to characterise that as more to the left, then I think you miss much of the point.

    Since then we have seen a greater appreciation of libertarianism which spans the old left to right.

    Now we see UKIP drawing support from left, right and centre.

    The old political lexicon should be consigned to the dustbin.

    I think you are intelligent enough to know it whilst being canny enough not to admit it.

  138. 138
    hokitaurus says:

    someone has to go, says the bitch called Krishan.
    does he support the House of Lords. checkout my website, Go daddy, hardly. all that. german comes from me. oh, i like a good spandex.

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    i shall push the boundaries of being cheeky here …

    June 2nd, 2014
    Tough on Guido, Tough on the Causes of Guido

    Following today’s launch of the Guido Fawkes parliamentary bullying hotline, one young hopeful gets in touch to share their experience of bossy Luciana Berger:

    “I was once interviewed by Luciana for an assistant role. Part of the interview task was setting out how you would advise Luciana if a story about her was published by Guido. Very good task, in hindsight.”

    Guido hopes the unlucky assistants currently working in Luciana’s office haven’t had too rough a day…


    Tags: Labour, Luciana Berger

    at June 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm


    Basingstoke Commuter Alliance says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm


    Like this
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    My favourite number is eleventeen.

    Like this
    Esther says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Contact ChildLine anytime – calls are free and confidential

    Phone ChildLine 0800 1111

    Like this
    Andrew Efiong says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Aha, you can run but you can’t hide from Guido! Once he latches his crosshairs on the subject there’s only one ending.

    Guido’s offices must have more scalps than Sitting Bull’s teepee.

    Like this
    Botus says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Sitting Bull? LOL Which one’s that??

    Like this
    Schrödinger’s cat says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    It may be a typo.

    Shitting Ball’s peepee?

    Like this
    ‘Dave’ – an expert PR cum lying bullshitter says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Follow the example of me and my Master, – Tone! . . namely, tell the sheeple want they want to hear – they’ll forget – and so will you.

    Like this
    The Parson says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    What’s this got to do with Luciana Berger mistreating MPs?

    Looks like they have broadband in Rampton these days!

    Like this
    suissebob says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    What is it about these sad pathetic dweebs that the moment they get their grubby little mitts on any power they then immediately start to abuse it.

    Ed Miliband is a bully, a Gordon Brown mini-me, if he gets into power be afraid, be very afraid.

    Like this
    Ed Miliband’s nasaly whine says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I can imagine many many things, but I cannot picture that little dweeb as a bully.

    Like this
    jgm2 says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Apparently Bercow is a bully. Which is also difficult to believe. Why doesn’t somebody just flatten the fucker? Get a few drinks inside Ed Joyce and point him in the right direction.

    Like this
    Abused barman at Strangers’ says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Just my thoughts…

    Like this
    suissebob says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Fuckers wouldn’t last five minutes in a public bar.

    Liked by 1 person
    ypants poser in pi55poor campaign says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I didn’t know that Chris Bryant is running the Labour campaign in Newark.

    It’s likely to be pants then.

    Like this
    Proofreader General says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Bulling hotline?

    Like this
    we all know says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    How does Lucky Luciana get away with it?

    Who protects her from being sacked?

    Like this
    Slick Willy says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I heard she has slid her way up (and then down?) the odd greasy pole?

    Is the Ed Moribund and Chucka “Trash” Umummanam?

    Like this
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    If she’s got dirt on chuka and chuka’s got dirt on her – which news corporation might just have the dirt on both of them??? [Ponder it for a while]

    Liked by 1 person
    Islam & Co says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Death to the West.

    And now over to Lucy for the weather.

    Liked by 1 person
    Little Ed’s whiny nasaly voice says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I preach about a cost of living crisis (endlessly), despite having a £2.5million house (paid for by you), having a household income of £400K and despite not having the vaguest f*cking idea how much a typical family spends each week on groceries.

    Hypocrisy; it’s in a socialist’s DNA.

    Like this
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Following David Cameron’s recent Foreign Policy successes, what could go wrong ???

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like this
    Jackass spotter says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    You are onky 24 hours behind the curve, sunshine..

    But this is another Cameron pants down ..and bend over….

    What a jackass…

    Do you think he will invite Prince Charley to meet “Hitler”?

    Or bomb Syria alongside O’bama, to create another Libya?

    Liked by 1 person
    Nigel Sportscoat says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I think Dave and Obama and Putin should team up, just like in the old days of 1945. Russia can take over every country from Moscow to the Rhine. UK and the Yanks will have Western Europe and Greece, divided up between us.

    End of the EU, Job done.

    Liked by 1 person
    Anonymous says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Cameron, tell the midget to stop backing Argentina on the falklands.

    Like this
    Schrödinger’s cat says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Bloody hell!

    I bet Vlado must be bricking himself in anticipation at having to negotiate with Cast Iron…

    Like this
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Is he of lower caste or upper caste Iron.y!

    Like this
    Schrödinger’s cat says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Not bad, for you. ;-)

    Don’t say I’m not the ultimate in generosity…

    Like this
    Dr Freud said all women suffered from penis envy says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Now that Cast Iron hss no army left

    I am told he will send in Pussy Riot before their dinner

    Our Vlad can then have them horsewhipped by his Cossacks to give Cast Iron a hardon…

    Like this
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Like this
    Hadley “Screaming Banshee” Freemann says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm


    Guido is part of patriarchal r.a.p.e culture. Him criticising a progressive MP female minority female ethnic like Berger who lives an oppressed life like me (yes I’m going to the world cup for free, yes I am still oppressed by the patriarchy) means he is no different from the male man who killed those women in California. #angrywhitemen

    Trigger Warning. Trigger Warning. Angry white men. Retweet Laurie Penny, Caroline Criado-Perez and Cathy Newman.

    Trigger Warning.

    Sexist whittle males are all the same.

    Biology is sexist. How dare a male doctor say fertility drops after 35? #hatefacts Part of r.a.p.e. culture, just like Guido.

    Like this
    Bill Quango MP says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Guido is going to be drummed out of the sisiterhood.

    Like this
    A peasant revolting says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Guido is not sexist

    He treats these disgraceful politicians with even handed disdain

    Actually, I think these men AND women deserve far worse treatment

    Liked by 1 person
    Slick Willy says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Are we allowed to say we would rather shag Luciana Berger than the odious Hadley Freeman?

    Liked by 1 person
    Bill Quango MP says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Luciana to voters: You better vote for me…You won’t like me when I’m angry!

    Voters : We don’t like you now.

    Liked by 1 person
    Schrödinger’s cat says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I’m not in the slightest bit sexist.

    But I would not shag her if she was the last female on the planet. The human race would just have to die out as far as I’m concerned…

    Like this
    A little honour says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    You mean you would prefer even to lift a shirt SC rather than honour the wench?

    Shame on you?

    Liked by 1 person
    Get Rid of Scotland says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Labour’s entitlement culture is plain to see.

    Like this
    The Bog Standard Labour Party says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Berger is a thicko, self absorbed arsewipe!

    Liked by 1 person
    Luciana’s Burger says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Listen you little fuckers.

    I had to go down on Sion Simon to get this job. My gag reflex was more heavily suppressed than Chilcot.

    I have to listen to MC Mediocrity boasting about his fucking ugly big watch collection every goddamn day.

    I did Euan Blair. Euan. Fucking. Blair.

    So do forgive me if I abuse some little peon who thinks they are going to take my little ride on the gravy train one day.

    Liked by 1 person
    Gordon McBreath says:
    June 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    What does she mean she DID Euan Blair? Did what?

    Liked by 1 person
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    What about me ?

    Like this
    Luciana’s Burger says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Are you the one I’m banging right now? The shiny topped one?

    Oh, you are just greeeat.

    Like this
    Bored of Labour tarts says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    We hear you Juicy Lucy, those of us who know you best empathise and appreciate that you’ve had to suffer more pricks than Eric Bristow’s dartboard (in more ways than one). Unfortunately for one as hungry as you are untalented the only way forward appears to be continuing to put your ankles behind your ears until your overplayed looks wear off. I expect you used that sixth former Euan like a pipe cleaner and it was truly a charitable act in performing as “camouflage” for Chuka.

    PS are you friends with Sally Bercow, I hear she’s a prominent camp-follower too.

    Liked by 1 person
    Hannibal from Carthage says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    What has anything here to do with Ewan Blair, Eric Bristow or Chukka whatever his name is?

    If there is something we should know about in the public interest then please come out with it loud and clear.

    Liked by 1 person
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Some people out there in iternetland can read for themselves


    i say no more … just fucking read and try to think and read between the lines – of what you know and ought not to forget. The bliars hand involved again – and bliar went off to do business with the Vatican – how convenient was that?

    Like this
    Ed Balls Soon 2B a Summertime Sales Manager says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I have been humiliated at Bilderbin and now stroppy customers refuse to shake my hand.

    I think I will change my name?

    Suggestions! Please

    Like this
    Long John Silver’s parrot says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    It is a trick question.

    The smart answer is “I have never heard of Guido Fawkes”.

    Like this
    Chuka says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Been there, done that.

    Like this
    Roger Helmer says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    My car has no engine. But at least it gets me from A to A.

    Liked by 1 person
    BBC left wing Pro European Parasitical Propaganda says:
    June 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum. The Tories do NOT want an in/out referendum.

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    hokitaurus says:

    please do not google me Krissh, or I will get my googlies. re me and Imran, he ate me in the Afghan’s dog house. wanna see my sting? I likk googl when bathing. please vote for the duchess, that the BBc is vacating.

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    UKIP way says:

    Moronic act at 9:53, idiot.

  142. 142
    hokitaurus says:

    I am well ficked.
    I have an antropy on my website.
    she my sinister side. she toches up the torch and the n ignites the leader in me. should i vote for her or the other twit who goes to notying hill. god, can’t they watch scarface in silence. fucking kids got toched on my yacht. not my fault if the blond thought I could not cummiserate with her ant and decsteing virtual profile.
    I am demanding my blood back, the banking industry must be more industrious, no more time a t the lawn . gentlemean .

  143. 143

    I have been hugely critical of him in the run up to the last election so when I say the following, I mean it absolutely.

    He has not flown too close to the sun, otherwise he would have taken the page down completely.

    The problem is with some who post here without apparently employing their grey matter.

    In this case, I am 1000% behind Guido.

  144. 144

    I believe right and left are still valid descriptions. They’re just not always used accurately. By left I did not mean radical, but rather referred to her being staunchly European, pro environment, and presided over a welfare state far more generous than that which exists now. Oh, and for the bulk of her watch the top rate of income tax was 60%.

  145. 145
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:


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    Anonymous says:


    You can’t abolish Child Benefit for Tory voters alone. That’s political discrimination.
    Which as we all know is worse than racial discrimination or as it is commonly known amongst Telegraph and Daily Mail editors- The Politics of Envy.

    Eric Pickles is a fine figure of a man but not as manly as She who must be obeyed.

    Lest it not be forgot, blessed Margaret and her dopey brother John led us into temptation via the Maastricht Treaty and the Single European Act and good old Eric has made sure that our wheelie bins are emptied at appropriate times of our choosing at a competitive rate.

    One in my mind certainly supercedes the other ( or des autre- as the French say) and that is; I would rather have my wheelie bin emptied efficiently and correctly by the diktat of Local Authorities than sit in the same room as Jaques Delores.

    Not because I dislike the French just that he is French.

    There. I’ve said it and there is no going back.

    I hope Nigel and his forward thinking chums bear that in mind when I cast my vote in Newark in the upcoming General Election.

    Ban the baguette in Tescos . Bring back the English muffin.

    p.s. If you throw disused muffins away please put them in the black bin bags provided. Eric would be upset if you disobeyed that particular European rule.

    Old baguettes should be used for knocking out any trespassers in your home.

    Thank you.

  148. 148
    Necrophiliac Dating Agency-Just Where Do They Dig These People Up From? (In Labour Mode) says:

    Is this the new BBC Political Show called “Double Jeopardy”?….Twice the size, twice the expense, yet (less than) half the Total Output?….I’d vote for that!

  149. 149
    Little Lord Fondlebum of Boy says:

    Hope he doesn’t flush first.

  150. 150
    The tit chillaxing in no. 10 when he ought to be exiled to Elba says:

    I’ve already fixed the child abuse problem by introducing bum-sex ‘marriage’.
    No children means no child abuse.

    You’ll thank me when I’m gone.

    Toodle pip !

  151. 151
    A Nonny says:

    Notice how the most boring twats are the ones who like to have a likkle picture next to their names

  152. 152
    A Nonny says:

    And sponsors bought the whole event for 1 milliard (sorry, still use “billion” for 10^12) so we paid 90% for the opportunity to watch it on telly and buy McDonalds

  153. 153
  154. 154

    Quite right about that last point. That is what I paid myself.

    But, and it is a very big but, it was not at 60% because of her instigation but because of the calamitous predecessors led by Callaghan/Healy under whom the top rate of tax was 83% (I paid that too) and 98% for unearned income. To their eternal shame, this edition of the Labour party had to go cap in hand to the IMF.

    It is to MT’s credit that she did not sweep all this away until the country was on a sounder footing. It was not voter appeal that drove her, nor dogma but sheer good housekeeping.

  155. 155
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Did that Red Ken fellow ever get round to publishing his accounts like he promised to?

  156. 156
    Fred the pensioner says:

    So why doesn’t Dave tell them all to get lost, pick up his ball and come home?

  157. 157
    Apthorpe says:

    Sorry Guido I was there and it was less the booze that caused the reaction than the utter absurdity of the claim. Pickles promised much and has delivered little, much like his boss. I don’t think No.11 actually know what Thatcherite policies are since most of them either were in nappies or out of their heads on sh_t in the 80s.

    Expect a very strong protest vote in Newark.

  158. 158
    Apthorpe says:

    Alas true! He’s done nothing to root out corruption merely tinkered with the unimportant.

  159. 159
    Apthorpe says:

    Look at the elite at the top of the three main parties and you have your answer. She was exactly the kind of politician that this lot fear. Clear headed, dertermined and able to argue her convictions. She was poorly advised on the poll tax I believe on purpose to trigger the issue as a crisis of leadership.

  160. 160
    The Growler says:

    A vote for Dave is a waste, of course he won’t, that’s for the little people, the HoL and the world lecture circuit for him, he is the “heir of B’Liar”

  161. 161
    The Growler says:

    táxpáyér, that is Geedos favourite tax, as it is tax on spending and not income.

  162. 162
    Anonymous says:

    “Tory Cabinet Minister: We’ve Done More Than Maggie”
    Isn’t that a bit like bragging that Hitler did more than Genghis Khan? But she did convincing prove that, the symptoms of a psychotic sociopath are not confined to a single sex.

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