June 21st, 2014

Saturday Seven Up

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You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…

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  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish everyone in the world well.

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      OMG Armageddon beckons. Without the good bits.

      Can someone invent a phone app. ASAP?

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      Poacher turns gamekeeper says:

      Is it some kind of sick joke to put Keith Vaz as overseer of the UK passport office and for him to criticise them for making a profit?

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        Nothing Changes....Parliament is rotten to the core says:

        The media do not seem in the least bit bothered and they are not even printing the irony of it all. While the public in the main have forgotten or have no knowledge of Vaz’s Hinduja brothers past. No wonder that Westminster is as rotten as it ever was and MPs can get away with blue murder.

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        The Growler says:

        I does seem strange when some folks are very often spending well North of £1,000 a peak time holiday period worried about £75 and it lasts more than one year, in any case if they are paying close to £1M that £12 per passport profit will soon disappear. The government has only itself to blame for the cock up, folks always tend to wait till the last moment. I can remember a time when folks had to travel to Liverpool from where I live (90 miles away) and they had to form a long queue down the street, a bit like the time I got made redundant when I finally got to the head of the queue they said they had no notice of redundancy, eh those were the days.

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        • 90
          The Growler says:

          I don’t go abroad so I have no need of a passport, it doesn’t matter to me how much the government cocks things up over passports or who is to blame.

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        • 95
          Vaz and all that Jazz says:

          Vaz is just doing what most politicians do…Grandstanding.

          The true cost of a passport will be dependent on how many are issued divided by the cost of providing them. More passports then a bit of profit, less passports then a bit of loss. I would haver thought that a mere £12 profit is a lot better than making a whopping loss.. but Vaz knows that the press will latch on to this “profit”.

          Then there is the matter of why should taxpayers who do not want passports subsidise those that do?

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      • 139
        One of Brighton's finest says:

        Vazz, …..joke……The End.

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    • 38
      Ding Dong Bell says:

      Can my pussy come out of the world well now?

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  2. 2
    Fluid says:

    A good Alban Hefin to all today!

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      Socialism is theft says:

      All these years the feminists have been trying to prove how equal they are to men and the minute a bloke jokes about punching a woman they prove just how unequal they really are.

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        Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

        Can’t have a joke using one of those ism’s, ist’s, but look who who is screeching her head off, Brown by name, Broon by nature good job she doesn’t throw Nokia’s about.

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      • 93
        The Growler says:

        So it would be OK to clock Fabbers one when he gets out of control?

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          Socialism is theft says:

          If men and women are considered equal why is it worse to clock a woman than a man?

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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I would like to wish the England Football Team the very best of luck.According to my calculations,England can still win the World Cup.

    Get behind our lads.

    Good Morning

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      Mr Fabricant says:

      To commemorate the death of Rik Mayall The England team are finishing bottom.

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    • 47

      Bollocks to the football! It nearly went unobserved that Broad bowled a hat-trick for England against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Headingly!

      Holy Smoke!

      Where is B!lly?

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      • 138
        A back-scratching bear in the woods says:

        If it had gone unobserved would it actually have happened at all ?

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        • 145

          It was hardly a Bishop Berkeley moment.

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          • A back-scratching bear who can't see the copse for the trees says:

            Hmm ….. let’s see if I’ve got this right :
            According to Berkeley, if Blunkett had never shagged Ashton then she would never have existed, yes ?

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          • Hmmm.

            In Hugh Everett’s many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics, quite possibly!

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • An itch-free bear who still can't see the copse for the trees says:

            Did I ever mention a Heinlein short story (I forget what it was called) in which time-travel and a sex-change operation allowed the subject of the story to shag himself into existence ?

            Oh dear, a worrying thought occurs – it just might be that in some parallel universe Clegg actually does get to come first. :( Let’s hope it’s not the one that we’re in.

            On a slightly different tack, in another parallel universe that hat-trick might have been bowled in a Berkeley League match – but I suppose that just wouldn’t be cricket.

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          • ‘Tis a pity they don’t know how to pronounce it properly over there, though…

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          • Oh! And another thing:

            If you can go backwards in time, then you may not murder your own grandfather.

            That is the way it is.

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    • 51
      Ctesibius says:

      Universal joking about Gordon Clown’s Jonah effect still hurts you, doesn’t it lefty? Admit it, you secretly admired the ‘man with the moral compass’, didn’t you?

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        nell says:

        gurninggordon the man who employed twatson and damianmcbride to smear and stab even his own friends and supporters in the back as the ‘man with a moral compass’!! That was the biggest laugh of the century!!!

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          The two Muppets says:

          Brown has a twisted mind and should be excused for his many
          disasters . But there is no excuse for his bag carriers Balls and
          Miliband who backed him all the way .

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      The Growler says:

      Dave for goodness sake, arithmetic is not one of your strong points so you would be lost when it comes to probabilities

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  4. 5
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    You What!!!! Queen gets William £8M birthday treat helicopter with public funds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4xAQCe7N58

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    • 45
      Peter Tapsell says:

      I got a pencil set and some new trainer’s but never had a helicopter.

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      • 99
        The Growler says:

        They are selling model helicopters at Aldi the higher priced one is about £35 certainly not £8M, but who is going to pay for the aviation fuel and the high insurance rates demanded.

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        • 154
          Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

          … here comes a chopper to chop off your head.

          Reputedly sung by the crowds in Whitehall when one of Willy’s predecessors got the chop in 1640 something. Some folk are really taking the piss especially in this age of austerity.

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    Can someone tell me why, win or lose on the referendum, we have to spend ever more on the chaps north of the border?

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      Cameron really does not get it, does he?

      He should offer the Scots nothing if they leave and less if they stay.

      The Barnet formula really needs scrapping. Why should any one part of the UK be better rewarded than another? Or over-represented, for that matter?

      But no, the c*unt says “Don’t go!” and plans to give them even more sops if they stay.

      Does he not see that the fat, smug, self-satisfied prick who masquerades as the First Minister of Scotland will claim a victory either way. Can’t you imagine him crowing: Look what I have got you!

      The deep-fried Mars Bars eaters will want a referendum every year at this rate.

      For the holder of an Oxford First (Brasenose too), Dave can be remarkably dense.

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      • 49
        Minnie Lividword says:

        We should give the Jockanese the BBC – lock, stock and barrel – and have done with it.

        Oh, and they can have Maria Miller too.

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        • 61

          Never give away what one can sell… :-)

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          • Gordon Brown says:

            You must be new to these shores.

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          • May I see your passport please?

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          • Gordon Brown says:

            I’m supporting the “no” campaign so there will be no need for passports at the border with God’s own country.

            In fact, my passport has been sent to London to be renewed. I tried to find out where it had got to but those bigots wouldn’t let me into the Passport Office without a passport.

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          • non taxable pikey says:

            British Citizen, born and bred, don’t need a Passport to enter or leave the UK neither should I be bothered by those Immigration chappies. “Without let or hindrance” it says on the inside cover of the Passport which I have to take because other countries are not as free as the UK.

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        nell says:

        +1000

        But I’m still hoping they vote to leave and yes the Barnet Formula should then be scrapped.

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          @nell

          There is a case, should they vote YES, to actually double the Barnet Formula, at least for a while…

          That way, it will hurt the Scots more. :-)

          Don’t forget!

          Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 100
      The Growler says:

      Puss just look at the number of MPs with Scottish names and with Scottish accents including a large number of Tories, that tells all.

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    • 102
      Full Independence was never the goal says:

      Devo Max is what was decided over two years ago by all parties involved. The whole referendum campaign has been a softening up of public attitudes to accept a more devolved and more heavily subsidised Scotland.

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        Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

        … in which case we can manage quite nicely thank you without any of their MPs in our fair land. There really is not much discussed in HoC which has much relevance to the Scots, defence of the realm being the main item, and as most other subjects which concern them are now decided by their own Parliament, whenever defence is on the menu they can send 3 or 4 representatives to take notes.

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    Maugham the Leveller says:

    There is no record in my house of any Englishman named Miliband.

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      Casual Observer 2 says:

      Try “Belgian marxist immigrant’s nerdy sprog”

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        SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        He is not Belgian ,Belgium was the country that his communist father used to infiltrate into the UK during the last war ,they are originally Poles of Jewish extraction ,probably his father was a soviet ‘agent of influence’ who gained employment in colleges and universities.

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        SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        They only infiltrated through Belgium, they are probably soviet sleeper agents ,who transferred their loyalty to the EU after the collapse of the USSR!

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        • 158
          Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

          .. ergo, we should transfer them across to Brussels without further delay.

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    Minnie Lividword says:

    Dedicated to that slimebag Cameron – interpret this, Dave :

    
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    Across :
    2. What crooks do to Westminster. (6)
    5. Sounds like mums have been behaving badly – worth paying to see ? (7)
    7. Stick one on a LibLabConner to hasten his demise ? (6)
    9. Toynbee starts by listening to others’ opinions ! (4)
    10. Time for ferrets to get out of the sack ? (9)
    11. Cameron’s claim that kippers will return to the fold, for example (11)
    14. Bum-sex promoter-in-chief. (9)
    17. One might be more equal than another, thanks to the Boundaries Commission. (4)
    18. Not Dave’s fancy in Norfolk, surely ? (6)
    19. Boris’ renewable policy ? (7)
    20. Appropriate for an MP ? (6)
    Down :
    1. What the EU will do to us all, given half a chance. (7)
    3. No hope of attaining this for Clegg ! (5)
    4. Holds Ed still so I can take a good swing at him. (3)
    5. Sounds like they can’t see the crooks for the thieves ! (4)
    6. Scares the workers early in the morning, maybe ? (6)
    8. Disinclined to use a shovel, perhaps ? (5)
    11. He aims to fool all the people all the time. (5)
    12. Original tweeter ? (6)
    13. Three cheers when we leave the EU ! (7)
    15. Pickles-shaped ? (5)
    16. Ed repeats that it’s all about him. (4)
    18. Might make the news if snapped between Tory’s teeth ! (3)
    ~ ~ ~
    [For a cat who likes symmetry – seek the message within.] :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Safe seat for Owen Jones?

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    • 15
      David Spunkit says:

      Red Ed will be a brilliant prime minister in 2015.

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      SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Blunkett has been an amazing asset, to general hilarity.
      The bloody idiot might be missed by labour ,but not by the rest of us who remember his tenure at the home office , the ID card fiasco, and the rest of his embarrassing blunders.

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        Enemy of the State says:

        I remember him as the communist Sheffield council leader. That man should never have been privy to affairs of State.

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          Cinna says:

          I remember him say that there was no limit to the amount of immigration the country could take…

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        • 71
          Seven hills says:

          His state has been largely in affairs of the privy!

          When he makes his bumbling crude approaches, women mustn’t take offence. When he mentions offence then they should give him a leg up or a leg over.

          And if you want a fast track for your nanny with a failed paternity suit thrown in, Dave’s your man. He’ll tickle your tail if you’re a bit of a dog.

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          • You are absolutely right!

            He might have had a wonderful time shagging the likes of Cathy Ashton, blissfully unaware that she resembled the surrounds of the perineum.

            Can that be an advantage?

            *Shudders*

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        • 105
          The Growler says:

          Do you remember the time in the late 70’s he ordered the Red Flag to be flown on Sheffield City Council building?

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      Blaster Bates (dec'd) says:

      Blunkett was walking in the park lead, as ever, by his faithful guide dog. Suddenly the dog pissed on Blunkett’s left leg.

      A witness told The Guardian. that Blunkett called his dog and took a biscuit from his pocket ready to reward him the animal.

      I was astounded, to see David rewarding the dog when it had just soaked his leg with a stream of piss. “Why have you been so kind?” Blunkett replied “I just want to find its head so I can kick its arse”

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    • 146
      If a junior civil servant had done it ... says:

      Blunket should have been jailed years ago for theft of travel warrants.

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  9. 14
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HATE MOTORISTS.

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    • 21
      Diall 999 for Nil Response says:

      The laws already exist to stop them. Councils are not supposed to make a profit out of parking fines but the police never enforce that one.

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    • 29
      One small step says:

      I like the idea of still getting a discount if you appeal.

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    • 58
      Minnie Lividword says:

      I seem to remember Dave saying not all that long ago that he wanted to devolve more power (from what little he has left) to local authorities. This is a prime example of why that would be sheer lunacy.
      We’d be better off shutting down the local councils. Lord Gnome’s organ has reporting how corrupt they are for years.

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        How much? says:

        Alas you are correct. The corruption at Westminster is small fry compared to what happens at local level

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  10. 19
    Dave the Supporter says:

    It’s all the Wops’ fault. Nothing to do with me or Gorgon that England is a fucking failure.

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    Another day. Another WORLD day. says:

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      Where there's a Charity, there's a socialist swimming in money on the back of misery says:

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      • 27
        Shampain Socialists says:

        Exhibitionist caring is so emotionally draining. We need lovely lucre to give us the mental strength to carry on.

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      • 28
        Socialism is theft says:

        A lot more than before Labour destabilised the Middle East.

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        • 31
          It's like they created refugees for the pension funds says:

          Right on. These two are directly responsible for creating more refugees and now they are making a lucrative living out of them while enjoying a champagne globe trotting lifestyle.

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          • Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

            Creating your own jobs, where none existed, true Conservatives, creating your own job where none existed using other peoples money and armies, true Liebour.

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          • Village Idiot says:

            …So true, and, so sick, charity begins and ends at home, but, you do not get to strut the world stage!….”They” are despicable, hateful careerists, who have used and abused public office, not for the good the people of Britain, but, for their own self-important, benefit, and to massage their pathetic egos’….When will “they” do something tangible for the people of Britain instead of treating them like criminals?

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          • Diane Abbott says:

            WHAT’S WRONG WITH REFUGEES????

            YOU’RE A WAAAYCIST!

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        Anonymous says:

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        • 56
          Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

          At one time I would have agreed, but sorry we are full up try next door.

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        • 67

          Refugee’s are not superheroes.

          They are the folk who were either smart enough to get away from a situation early, or the folk who were not strong enough to remain and fight for what they believe in.

          Propagandising them this way actually does them harm as it places unrealistic expectations on them and about what future they will have.

          Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Diane Abbott says:

            WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST! WAAAYCIST!

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          • Diane Abbott says:

            WAAAYCIST!

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          • Noble Savage says:

            Of course we need a meaningful response to the plight of refugees.

            I think the best idea is for the UN to lease territory from countries willing to secede it, to make homelands for refugees. Genuine refugees in fear of their lives or of serious persecution are willing to go anywhere as were the Jews in the 1930 and 1940s.

            The UK still has territories it could lease for this purpose e.g. St Helena.

            But I am sure there are many countries around the world who would cede territory if the price was right.

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    • 34
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Oh for a World why don’t you all just STFU day.

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    • 60
      Vlad the Loudhailer says:

      Yes isn’t office of Sarah & Gordon Brown a refugee in the state of Delaware USA to get away from those nastey tax authorities.

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  12. 33
    Nick Clegg says:

    Out of the World Cup, and getting spanked by the All Blacks in the Rugby. England’s summer of sport isn’t going too well…

    The curse of Cameron strikes yet again !

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  13. 43
    Mr Fabricant says:

    In shrieking at Rod Liddle on Ch4, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has become the best advert for his book. Watch her in action: http://specc.ie/1lGpg9X

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    Brilliant_Beeb! says:

    In response to the England capitulation after just 1.9 world Cup matches, a very deep, meaningful, no-holds-barred analysis was done at the BBC many hours into the short night. Their findings come as a complete revelation to all in that they have reached an overwhelming conclusion:
    The England “defeat” can be blamed squarely on the lack of Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority presenters on their TV Panel of presenters during the two matches, though it must be said the BAMErs were only just outnumbered by the studio cat.
    To redress this appalling shortfall of BAME personnel at the Beeb immedicate actioin is to be taken to increase the number of visible BAME staff by 40%.
    A new squad of BAME police are to be formed with a grant of 2.1 million pounds, whose job it will be to arrest any studio manager pointing a camera at an all-white cast, or any assemblage that could resonablly be mistaken as such
    The two matches played by England are to be re-shown next Monday this time with a more harmonious and representative BAME panel. Some of them will even be footballing experts.
    The BBC would like to apologise profusely for any offence caused to any viewer who accentally saw the studio cat in the transmission that went out last Wednesday. This disaster shall, no doubt be referred to by future generations, with more than just a little shame as “White-Wednesday”.

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    • 53
      Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

      And the bandwagons play on, that Londonistan luvies bubble needs bursting,getting a job on merit is the last thing they want, it seems they are really trying to destabilise this country, they are not mending fences but kicking bloody great holes in it.

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    • 140
      Bob Rusk says:

      3-1, the other day. No, not the score but Lineker outnumbered by blacks (Ferdinand, Seedorf, Henry).

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    Tora Tora Tory! says:

    Heard about this Tory MP who treats his woman too Ruffley?

    He’s the Bury St Edmunds MP who needs to bury bad news.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664189/Tory-MPs-night-cells-attacking-girlfriend-row-flat.html

    Ruffley told the police “I with Drew” but Mrs Drew said “No you ain’t no more!”

    He escaped with a caution – I think he is a confirmed bachelor who has lost his way. Perhaps he should consult Nigel?

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  17. 74
    Mr Hague says:

    Argentina Will Win Today…….

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    • 81
      Owen Jones says:

      I am glad England lost because English football promotes rabid nationalism. I want Iran to win. Allahu Akbar x

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      • 92
        Roy Hodgson says:

        I would like to punch Owen Jones in the throat
        and mouth

        and nose.

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      • 130

        Iran are our ‘friends’ now, Owen.

        That must leave you with rather a large problem. In addition to all your other large problems…

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        • 174
          Anonymous says:

          Iran? Our ‘friends’? They will be telling us next that the Allahu Snake-bar ‘freedom-loving’ protesters in Syria are really terrorists that fake gas attacks and war crimes for YouTube. Sorry, that one happens to be true!

          Does not this leaves Uncle Sam with a few PR problems?

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  18. 85
    albacore says:

    Now you get a year’s clink for tainting mosques with bacon
    Don’t you think it’s past time that some action was taken
    To smash slime that in decades of manipulation
    Never once let you vote on enforced immigration?

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  19. 87
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want a kill switch.

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  20. 91
    ahmonika says:

    Lou and Andy get into World Cup games for free.

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  21. 101
    ahmonika says:

    I thought it would soon be all over.
    It is now. :)

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  22. 104
    ahmonika says:

    Gordon & Sarah Brown ✔ @OfficeGSBrown
    Follow
    On World Refugee Day Gordon Brown writes about Syria’s children http://tinyurl.com/once upon a time, there was a Prime Minister who was #shit

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  23. 106
    IDS says:

    ‘Relentlessly negative’ BBC is a bigger enemy of welfare reform than Labour’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664172/Relentlessly-negative-BBC-bigger-enemy-welfare-reform-Labour-says-IDS.html

    He does have a good point there.

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    • 173
      Anonymous says:

      DDS has a point, even if it is totally self-serving. For is not blaming ‘the others’ the best way to deflect attention away from any B****up?.

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  24. 107
    ahmonika says:

    A senior executive of the South African Broadcasting Corporation is under investigation after allegedly accepting a cow, a calf and a bare-breasted woman as gifts when he visited a group of traditional leaders.
    Diane Abbott said she was delighted…to be called a cow.

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  25. 110
    Comrade Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Ah, beautiful day for peoples assembly demo/festival, 1pm, outside the BBC. Speak out against poverty wages, housing crisis and unjust cuts :)

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  26. 112
    Nigel Farage says:

    The cost of Euan Blair’s new home? £3.6 million. Average house price in Bootle? £95,000. Truly, Labour is the party of the people.

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    • 117
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Blair senior has clocked up about 10 now, no wonder other people are having to live on the streets, housing shortage and all that :-)

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    • 142
      SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Do you mean that there are people willing to pay £95,000 for a house in a pisshole like Bootle?

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  27. 113
    Socialism is theft says:

    The transport Minister says potholes are a sign of a good economic recovery but in truth they are a sign that too many people are driving on our limited road network because we have had far too many immigrants.

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    • 120
      Diane Abbott says:

      DID YOU SAY IMMIGRANTS??????

      THATS WAAAYCIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 121
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Too many potholes in his brain.

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    • 132
      non taxable pikey says:

      They are a sign that the bloody councils are doing crap repairs and using the money for other things.

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      • 164
        Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

        Gotta keep the pension pot topped up, you know. Priorities dear boy, priorities.

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      • 171
        Anonymous says:

        They are a sign that too much of the transport budget is being spent on railways most people don’t use.

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      • 172
        Anonymous says:

        Useless councils or not, if the money ain’t there, cr@p repairs are what you get. Given that Pot-holed roads and dangerous footpaths are the natural outcome of on-going funding cuts, how can you have ever-reducing Council Tax AND first class local roads? It’s a fact of life.

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  28. 115

    it was a good week of sleeze, slime and spin – all in the name of “democracy”

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  29. 136

    !raq / !ran / !SIS / R’ussia and the Nuke Deal:

    P’utin expresses support for M’aliki:

    http://tinyurl.com/p4khwoo

    !ran nuke deal:

    h**p://tinyurl.com/kou5aqv

    – Flaws: The !ran nuke deal is time limited and some aspects are not derived from currently recognized international law. The sanctions currently imposed are arguably on dubious grounds, in part due to poor quality and possible fabrication of scientific data supplied to the IAEA and UN, and general mishandling of the case by the IAEA.

    NB: Interesting fact: IAEA spends most of its inspections budget on !ran, but most of its time in J’apan which has a much larger nuclear infrastructure.

    IAEA may have been de-politicized now on !ran, next report expected to show compliance:

    h**p://tinyurl.com/qfxcd2e

    !ran is giving ground publicly on the terms of sanctions lifting in deal negotiations:

    h**p://tinyurl.com/nk8jvwd

    The effect of ISIS pushing up oil prices due to activity in !raq should be observed. This applies indirect pressure to lift the oil sanctions sooner, and also helps address R’uss!a’s funding of its current military activities. Unless exports are hit such price increases are market effects pricing in risk: Should be observed as this gouging works very much against Western interests at this time.

    P’utin’s support for M’aliki is most likely voiced in order to ensure that ISIS consolidate (M’aliki stands no chance in managing that problem) and keep oil up for some time. P’utin will also wish to stay the hand of !ran and divide !ran / US cooperation viz. !raq.

    R’uss!a has an interest in not seeing !ranian oil sanctions lifted immediately: They are part of P5+1.

    The flip side of high oil prices: Weakens EU security by both undermining Eurozone economy and – as a result of refunding Russ!a’s military activities (R’osneft) – increases NATO and EU security costs.

    ISIS capturing !raq oil production will allow them to disengage from the Syr!an regime which has been trading oil with them.

    !ran will likely assume a protectorate role over Sh’ia dominated Southern !raq at some point in the future: The effect of S’istan!’s fatwa issued last week is yet to be seen. If it fails to have the desired effect that could undermine his authority giving K’hamenei an influential edge in !raq.

    One major geopolitical problem with an !ran protectorate is the defacto extension of the !ranian border to meet that of S’audi A’rabia.

    !ran’s assurances of being able to work with the US, as sourced from R’ouhani are promising, but until a similar position is expressed by K’hamenei this should be treated with caution.

    h**p://tinyurl.com/qduven9

    It should be noted that C!A / US HUMINT is blind on the ground now, and C!A have had rings run round them by !ran in !raq since 2003: That is a large part of why the Western objectives of the !raq war failed, other than CPA Order 2:

    h**p://tinyurl.com/np6bjxu

    – It also explains in part why ISIS have not been countered by the !raq army.

    The nuke deal is now being redrafted: It may be signed by July 20th – but its value will not be quite as advertised.

    h**p://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27945952

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 143

      Agree. That all ties in with the Russians funding the Greens and others who protest against fracking.

      No wonder they produce so many chess grand masters.

      It also may explain why Putin has been playing it long on East Ukraine.

      Vote UKIP :-)

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  30. 149

    Potholes are not a sign of a strong economy:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664218/Potholes-Theyre-sign-strong-economy-says-transport-minister-people-using-car-work.html

    They are a result of cutting public infrastructure investment in a failed attempt to address a deficit problem caused by supporting an excessive number of useless public servants who also claim that dredging does not work.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 151

      Not unlike several decades of South Africa.

      Infrastructure maintenance is tiny compared with the cost of reversing long-term decline.

      But who in politics is interested in matters beyond their own term of office nowadays. Every man for himself and the Devil take the hindmost.

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      • 156

        Nothing at all like S’outh A’frica.

        This is an effect of Osborne’s economic policy to address the deficit a few years back:

        http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/6036/economics/how-the-budget-deficit-was-cut-by-25/

        Roads are tip of the iceberg: Not sure what may break next, but something will.

        The correct policy would have been civil service and benefits system reform, rather than caving in to L’abour’s propaganda.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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        • 169
          Anonymous says:

          So, instead of caving in to Tory attacks on public services and the NHS, will UKIP do something about greedy Bankers and their Bonuses? Will they do something about the massive amounts lost to Tax avoidance? For such saving could certainly fix all the potholes ridden roads and crack-up footpaths.

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          • UKIP want to hold a referendum and exit the EU.

            Once EU costs are removed, money is available for potholes.

            Getting the civil service down to a more manageable size will also help.

            Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 166
      Taxpayer funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

      No floods in Holland this winter.

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  31. 168
    Anonymous says:

    And in other news:

    ”Irate monks & angry unions: 1,000s rally in London against govt austerity”

    Yet, despite ‘’Assembling on the doorstep of the BBC’s offices in London’’, it was the Russia Today website that carried out some of best pictures and reporting of the anti-cuts march. Did the dangerously ‘left-wing’ BBC reporters have the weekend off?

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  32. 177

    Christian war criminal Tony Blair has insisted that Wayne Rooney’s poor performance against Italy has nothing to do with the current crisis England now face.

    Liar Blair was speaking at a convention of con men and adulterers in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he enjoys the climate of moral ambivalence and the excellent customer service.

    He said: “Look, I understand what Wayne is going through. But the last thing he should do is back down and admit that he is wrong.

    Jesus reportedly hates Blair

    “What I tell my children and my thousands of clients here in Sin City, is that admitting you are wrong is in fact wrong.”

    The former Prime Minister and stinking piece of human trash has continually refuted claims that he is hypocrite and a murderer, and also responded to allegations that his ancestors were involved in the Salem Witch trials.

    He added : “While I cannot speak for my relatives in the 17th century, all of which looked exactly like me, what I can say is that there is still no evidence that those women were not witches, indeed last time I checked Salem is now a thriving community which is completely free from such supernatural forces.”

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  33. 178

    England offers Italy moratorium on ‘reversing tank’ joke
    20-06-14

    ENGLAND has offered to call a temporary halt to jokes about how quickly Italian tanks can reverse.

    Prime minister David Cameron made the offer to Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi last night in a desperate two-hour phone call.

    Mr Cameron said: “I stopped short of banning the Italian tank joke completely because that would be a profound erosion of our national sovereignty.

    “I’ve offered him a three year tank joke ceasefire, which, being Italian, he was more than happy to accept.

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