July 1st, 2014

Reeves Denies Benefits Reversal Boast to Commons
Tape Suggests Otherwise…

Regular readers will remember that Rachel Reeves told a meeting of ‘Christians on the Left’  that:

‘It will be much better if we can say that all of the changes that the Government have introduced we can reverse and all benefits can be universal.’

After Guido reported the comment back in March, Reeves went out of her way not to deny the quote when it was raised in the Commons by Mark Harper. Yesterday, during an exchange with IDS, she changed tact and flatly denied ever saying it:

IDS: A little while ago, in March, she is recorded as having said that, left to her, “all the changes that the Government has introduced” in welfare reform would be reversed “and all benefits” could be and should be “universal”. She has been asked this question before. It was a quote. I will give way to her if she wants to deny it.

Rachel Reeves indicated dissent.

IDS: There we have it—we now know what the policy is.

RR: The right hon. Gentleman did not read out a quote and I deny what he said.

IDS: I have to say to the hon. Lady that it is reported that she said that “all changes that the Government has introduced” in welfare could be reversed and “all benefits can be universal”. That is what she is quoted as saying. I will send her the quote if she likes. This is important.

RR: As I said, what the right hon. Gentleman read out is not a quote of what I said and I deny that that is my view.

Well guess what? There’s a tape, Rachel. Watch the video above to hear Rachel say the exact quote. She told the house she did not say it would be better if all benefits were universal, when she clearly did. Labour should realise there is always a tape these days.


  1. 1
    Err says:

    Tac or tact??


    • 19
      Pedantic & Irritable Sod says:

      or even tack


      • 23
        Sailor Sam says:



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

        Tacky! These thieving Labour scum will steal all our money if they get into power. Get ready to hide your cash.


        • 66
          Rachelzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz says:

          I said that before I had my makeover, so I deny it all, utterly, utterly, utterly.


          • Voice of reason says:

            She has the personality of a potato,her and charmless Chuka are a dream team for any other party in opposition.dreadful.


        • 126
          rollo57 says:

          Will we have any left after this shower of shi te have rifled our bank accounts!
          The biggest wasters and scroungers are in the HoP!


      • 180

        Well hold on Guido .

        You did not give the whole quote .

        I have only seen your snippet but in thst she starts off by saying “it COULD be said …..”

        For all I know she could have finished the sentence by saying ” …. but we all know this is not possible /difficult /impractical/nonsensical (delete as appropriate ) …”



        • 183
          Anonymous says:

          I noticed that, too. It’s a bit like those theatre posters that quote a review as saying “Magnificent” when what it said was “Magnificent failure”.


    • 42
      DUncan Shite not good enough says:

      Is this the best anyone can come up with to show Duncan Shite in some good light?


      • 81
        i think says:

        Reeves is another weird Labour automaton
        like her boss.


      • 127
        Django. says:

        To my mind IDS is already basking in a good “light ” because he’s bringing in the reforms the DSS is in need of. As ever Reeves is speaking with a forked tongue, promising both increased benefits and benefit cuts. She’s been caught with panties in a total knot!


        • 157
          Anonymong says:

          IDS’s reforms are a disaster – and I say that as someone whose views on welfare are harsher than most of the modern Tory party.

          Look at the detail – it’s not going to save any money, or change any behaviour. It’s already well over budget and the delivery (when you actually understand it) is clearly impossible to achieve. So much so that even the minimal numbers currently in the system are having their claims done by hand. It is a clusterfcuk of epic proportions.

          This is currently being covered up, but it won’t be for much longer. Universal Credit will not survive beyond the next election. Don’t believe me? Take the time to look and all will be revealed.


          • Mycroft says:

            Quite right!

            So much is under the carpet it now resembles the Himalayas.

            The ‘tie-ups’ with friends Businesses like A4E is corruption, Gov. corruption, at a grand scale.

            The result is that many of those on the ground consider that the DWP’s net effect is negative, despite the numbers dropping the cost burden has gone through the roof.

            Talk to staff in a Jobcentre and the picture that emerges is one of resignation that they are now just paying lip-service in the attempt to gain employment.

            The vast majority are there to ‘process’ the system, this used to account for 15 to 20% of there time resource overall, it now equates to 60% or more.

            Remember that is 60% of a dept. that has grow in staff by 15% in his time alone.

            There is no way that this man should be in charge of anything that requires nous and forward thinking, he has none of the former and the latter is a lost world to him.

            When employment drops to 2 million (which it will) there will be rumbles around a few politicians about the fact that the overall cost of the DWP hasn’t gone down as it used but has increased!

            It’s a time bomb, a bloody big one too.


        • 179

          Panties in a total knot ?

          She always told me she went commando !!


      • 166
        Mycroft says:

        This utter fool has actually made the situation more costly, not less.

        By diverting payment attribution to other area within the Depts. purview the headline figure for ‘Unemployment’ appears to drop, but the reality is that the full costs per person unemployed has risen, risen so much that despite the fall of unemployment the overall costs have risen!

        He is doing what Gordon brown could never stop himself doing… tinkering with day to day finances.

        IDS is as closely aligned mentally to Gordon Brown as it is possible to be.

        If he’d left the system alone then we would have falling costs as the unemployed returned to work.

        We will also gain a ‘legacy’ from his actions.

        His ‘idea’ was to make the system cheap to run at high levels of unemployment and at 8% or more it would work it would START to save money, but below that figure the base system costs mean that as employment grows the systems cost burden does not go down as it to, but actually increases wiping out the benefit of getting people off benefits.

        The drop in unemployment has been vexing for the DWP and they are desperate to find a way ’round the looming disaster in the cost base.

        Add in the failed IT management costs, the ‘compensation’ payments, which contrary to his assertions will cost us all dearly and there is only one conclusion to that can reasonably be drawn.

        Genuinely, take a long hard look at IDS and realise he’s a ‘tinkerer’ on a large scale, about as useless as a sore thumb and a very very expensive idiot.

        Undoubtedly the least competent member of the Cabinet and that is quite some feat.

        Less than worthless.


    • 96
      táxpáyér says:

      Universal benefits are better than means testing benefits.


      • 128
        rollo57 says:

        How can you say that? Only feckin IDS knows how it’s supposed to work? Which is why the IT keeps failing!


        • 136
          Unbalanced Views says:

          hmmmm – the IT isn’t failing, the IT is working exactly as the DWP requested, its just the request was bollox – trust me, i know…


    • 105
      Sod UKIP says:

      I look forward to her apology for lying to the House….


    • 109
    • 154
      45govt says:



    • 178

      THERE IS NO FREAKING “video above ”



  2. 2
    Barbecue sauce says:


  3. 3
    BBC News Editor says:

    We are in shock.


    • 44
      Huge Grunt, Coogan's Bluff, Leveson & The Luvvies says:

      We are too!

      Who could have predicted that controlling the press would allow rich people to fuck other people over and get away with it?


    • 122
      The Lone Ranger says:

      It’s very odd. The BBC is practically silent about Harris. No “analysis on the lessons to be learnt, etc., etc.” He was invented by the BBC just as much as Savile was. They were happy to ridicule Mary Whitehouse, but even she would have been astonished by the filth flowing out of the BBC. Close that pile of shit down and privatise it with free shares to the public.


      • 181
        Anonymous says:

        Savile could be dismissed as an anomaly who slipped through despite the system. When you have two playing the same game, it begins to suggest that they ARE the system. Obviously if that were the case the public might demand that someone takes a close look at what is going on behind the scenes at the BBC, which the BBC is rather keen to avoid.


  4. 4
    Fred the pensioner says:

    An ideal position for wimmin’s libbers to be waving placards and banners about. The women of this country need a new suffragettes movement to help this along.


  5. 5
    Pitkapoika says:

    Attemting To Mislead Parliament and/or a bloody liar.


  6. 6
    mantex says:

    You change ‘Tack’ – I think it’s a yatching metaphor.


  7. 7
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, she’s been flushed out and is on the run now!

    Lying again and again in parliament is a serious thing and she must resign now.

    We can see Labour’s mask slipping, they say one thing in public but among their friends they admit they’re planning a massive welfare spending spree.


  8. 8
    Fawke Handles says:

    I disagree – wearing the niqab should be made compulsory for all those fuck-ugly labtard women like Reeves, Flint, Harman, Ashton and those Eagle brothers.


    • 113
      Vlad the Loudhailer says:

      Then stitched up and canon balls put into the sack and thrown into the sea.


    • 185
      Voice of reason says:

      She has the personality of a potato,her and charmless Chuka are a dream team for any other party in opposition.dreadful.


    • 186
      Voice of reason says:

      For those mentioned it should be compulsory


  9. 9
    comment says:

    I inherit life when I am born.
    This Sam is in Sam wood.

    Next comment would be from I am a new comment.


  10. 10
    Lee Bearall says:

    Why should The State rule on the clothes you wear?

    If I want to wear a veil, curtain or shellsuit it’s my choice, not The State.


    • 15
      Tachybaptus says:

      Or, of course, nothing. Or is that the point of your moniker?


    • 28
      selroberts says:

      So if I want to walk into a bank/building society etc., with my face covered in, say, a motorcycle helmet that’s OK, – yeah?


    • 30
      Dredd says:

      The state can make you wear a seat belt, it can make you not wear a mask. Mozware falls into that sort of category.


    • 32
      Anonymous says:

      Tell you what, go into a bank wearing a mask and see how long it takes them to press the panic button. Wear a niqab on a bus while carrying a rucksack and see how many people jump off. I couldn’t give a toss about your ‘rights’, I care about my family’s safety.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 130
        East India Company Wallah says:

        There are at least fifty french registered cars in Bordesley green in Birmingham being aimed by black mail boxes


    • 41
      Muzbot says:

      Covering your face isn’t clothing but a disguise.


    • 71
      Common sense says:

      Try walking around outside a school at home time, dressed in completely see-through clothing – clothing of your choice of course. See how long you last. No you DON’T have the automatic right to “wear what you like”. Or wear a tee-shirt with a huge swastika and a slogan stating “I hate J**s.


      • 83
        Twampersand mk II says:

        The Swastika is not banned. Just not a good idea to wear it.

        The issue, for me at least, is not whether a particular item of clothing is forbidden. It is whether or not we will allow an invading force to parade in the street in a uniform, a uniform identified by many as a symbol of oppression, of subjugation and of death.

        I don’t give a shit about moo slim rights. In fact, a good rule of thumb is if a moo slim thinks something is good, it is not, and vice versa.

        Integration is supposed to be a key part of immigration. The Chin ese don’t strut around in conical straw hats, the J aps don’t wear Ninja gear, the Fre nch don@t have onions around their necks.

        If you don’t like it, piss off back to whatever war-zone Hayrab shit hole you came from. And take your libtard supporters with you.


  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    She should seek advice from Chuckie on porkie reversal.


  12. 12
    Rolf Harris says:

    you aren’t wrong, there is always a tape, i’ve a whole cupboard of them hidden away, Jimmy and Rolf’s home movies

    but its ok Harriett Harperson said its fine


  13. 13
    The Admiral says:



  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Guido conveniently overlooking Reeves’ use of the word ‘if’.


    • 18
      Tachybaptus says:

      Not in this case. ‘It would be much better if we could …’ means exactly the same, in fewer words, as ‘It would be much better that we should be able to …’.


  15. 16
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    A socialist telling porkies. Who would have thought it?


    • 55
      Politicians Don't Fib says:

      I am astonished that anyone could possibility accuse an elected Member of being economical with the truth.


  16. 17
    Anonymous says:

    don’t get your point Guido, I am no defender of Reeves but she said “it would be better if we could say …” not ““all the changes that the Government has introduced” in welfare reform would be reversed “and all benefits” could be and should be “universal”. ”

    There is an important difference.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. 20
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    It’s not a tape we need for these bastards but a ROPE…. aahaarggh!


  18. 22

    As much as don’t want to defend her, your (Guido’s) attack on her is really duplicitous.
    You changed the conditional “It WOULD be much better if we COULD say…” into “It WILL be much better if we CAN say…” when you write up the quote. That’s pretty shoddy journalism.
    The quote in the recording is also abruptly cut off, so we have no chance to hear what followed. After the conditional “would” it’s quite likely we’d get a “but”.

    Really shoddy hatchet job. Yes, there’s always the tape nowadays, Mr. Fawkes, and some of your readers will actually listen to it and realise they’ve been misled.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 38
      Worse than Shoddy says:

      There is either a but or there ain’t. “Quite likely” is pure speculation.


      • 67

        What’s not up for speculation is that Guido has already misquoted here, in a seemingly deliberate way, and that the audio cuts off abruptly before the follow on.

        If it’s really that damaging then play the whole thing in context and quote it properly instead of changing words that have a fundamental impact on the meaning.

        Without the full context here, there’s sadly no case against Rachel Reeves. The clear implication of an “it would be much better if we could say” is that they CAN’T say it for whatever reason.

        This isn’t pure speculation. It’s an understanding of how the English language is accustomed to work when used correctly.


        • 91
          Fuckwit spotter says:

          Reeves to House yest: I didn’t say universal benefits better. Reeves on tape: it would better if benefits universal http://bit.ly/1rbfqjY
          Retweeted by Guido Fawkes


        • 97
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          But it’s OK for lefty scum to take Maggie Thatcher’s speech about society out of context by saying “There’s no such thing as society”.


        • 158
          Liebour says:

          I bow to no-one in the contempt I have for Labour liars, but I have to agree with you here, shouty renegade muslim bloke. This lie has yet to be nailed down.


    • 45
      John Bellingham says:

      Any chance of a typescript fopr those of us without sound


    • 177
      Jim says:

      In her response she never indicated she was being misquoted but stated she never used these words.


  19. 24
  20. 26
    Zew Tallors says:

    “French” should be in inverted commas, as the word here illustrates.


  21. 27
    Jen The Blue says:

    To be fair to Ms Reeves, she isn’t exactly blessed in the brain department….she may have just forgotten she said it.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. 34
    Mr Roy says:

    Another lying shitbag. Why is anyone surprised.


  23. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Another scalp for Guido’s trophy cabinet!

    Another Labour lie exposed.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. 46
    Ippikin says:

    Why should we be surprised to learn that this lady is a liar?


  25. 49
    Muzbot says:

    Reversal of benefits changes wouldn’t be up to her anyways as she wouldn’t be the leader. Only Red Len could make that call.


  26. 50
    Ian Drunken Shit says:

    Lordy – we are reduced to taking inaccurate quotes out of context. Did RR refuse to give Guido a BJ or something? I wouldn’t blame her – fat bastard.


    • 85
      Fuckwit spotter says:

      Odd when its a labour its out of context when its a Tories they are right wing extremist baby eaters who definitely said it how it was meant


      Liked by 1 person

      • 92
        Fuckwit spotter says:

        Reeves to House yest: I didn’t say universal benefits better. Reeves on tape: it would better if benefits universal http://bit.ly/1rbfqjY
        Retweeted by Guido Fawkes


      • 102
        Ian Drunken Shit says:

        It would be better if your cock reached your arse then you could go and fuck yourself. Note that doesn’t amount to a policy – prick.


  27. 54
    Bosun Higgs says:

    France aligns itself with North Korea on this issue.


    • 106
      Merde! says:

      How easy it is for the French to arrest or investigate former leaders. Not so here.


    • 171
      Attaturk says:

      and Turkey – a secular state which bans it.

      You won’t find that on the BBC as they can’t call Turkey words ending in ‘phobic’ or ‘ist’.


  28. 56
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    How can anyone in the Labour Party think anyone this stupid is worthy of a shadow position.

    She’s thick as fuck!


  29. 58
    Jean-Claude Juncker says:

    Oh God. Oh please let me die. The light does me harm. I hope I didn’t do anything stupid last night. I need a drink.


    • 61
      Ippikin says:

      I was brought up to believe that removal of the head and a wooden stake through the heart was the best hangover cure.


  30. 60
    Graham says:

    If a shadow minister lies in the chamber then the Speaker should take action against that person.


  31. 62
    Boot out the Conservative led coalition in 2015 says:

    Gov’t skewers less well off as basic standard of living collapses with 46% rise in prices:



    • 74
      Should not have wasted all that time at school and kept voting Labour then says:

      What they ain’t got no X box n’stuff or are they just too fick to get a fucking job?


    • 94
      Tim Yeo-Yo says:

      Fuck me! You leftards keep outdoing yourselves in the fuckwittery stakes.

      So would you rather people had jobs and things were a bit more expensive….or…less people had jobs and thus were relying on state handouts and things were a bit cheaper?

      Why do you keep whining like a little bitch? Is it because the lazy and feckless now have to make a choice between food or a new XBox/50 inch TV/bag of smack?

      Fucking dry your eyes you lazy fuck. go and contribute to the human race rather than constantly pissing your pants about having to work for a fucking living like the rest if us.

      Useless cnut.


  32. 64
    Peter Thompson says:

    There was clearly a but coming at the end of that recording. It starts of with “It would be better if we could.” It finishes very abruptly. Do you have the next 10 seconds? There is always a tape these days.


  33. 68
    john mackie says:

    In her dissembling mind, it depends on what the word ‘quotation’ means. Obviously a meaning quite different to her than to IDS.

    Lying hebe bitch.


  34. 70
    john mackie says:

    I’d still prefer to fcuk Luciana Berger. In the arse. Hard.


  35. 72
    Wachell weaves, dives and ducks says:

    So she did say it yet she stands in the house and states she did not. She lied…in the house to all. She must apologise for misleading the commons and i earlcerly await the constant playing of he words in the commons and the tape on every single news broadcast for the next 3 months


    • 138
      BBC News, C4 News, Daily Politics Show says:

      We are on it like a car bonnet.
      Signed Kathy Newman, Nick Robinson, Norman Smith, Andrew Marr, Jo Coburn, Andrew Neil.


  36. 73
    Rolf says:

    Can I paint your portrait in the nuddy you little minx?
    If anyone interrupts then I’ll put my shorts back on straightaway.


  37. 75
    FCIPH says:

    What is Labour man Mr Lenny McCluckey saying this afternoon

    More champagne shitheads and some crisp for the dog


  38. 76
    Bosun Higgs says:

    There is no such thing as a universal benefit. It must harm somebody – e.g. the people who have to pay for it.


  39. 78
    Little Old Lady from Tooting Beck says:

    PErhaps MS Reeves misspoke (past tense) or misspeaks (present tense) or alternatively

    she is just another left wing lying fucking scumbag.


  40. 84

    I think Guido knows he’s selling us a wrong’un this time. The by-line says “Tape SUGGESTS otherwise”; rather than, say, “DEMONSTRATES” or “PROVES”.

    You shouldn’t just selectively quote from something in the conditional.
    “I would vote for Ed Miliband if the only alternative were Ed Balls.”
    “I would vote for Ed Miliband but I have a conscience and a functioning brain.”
    “I would vote for Ed Miliband to win a bush tucker trial, as he’d probably prefer the grubs and testicles to the bacon sarnies his entourage feed him”

    These are all very different things from quoting me as saying, “I will vote for Ed Miliband.”


    • 100
      Fuckwit spotter says:

      Reeves to House yest: I didn’t say universal benefits better. Reeves on tape: it would better if benefits universal http://bit.ly/1rbfqjY
      Retweeted by Guido Fawkes


      • 176
        John Bellingham says:

        However often you repost, it doesn’t make sense, Fuckwit. It is more hacked than Fatty’s original – and the link is tho what we have all seen.

        Theere seems to be a split in the ranks between people who come here to see good dirt on politicians, and brainless Gheedough/Tory fanboys who would feel at home on any UAF rally or Guardian website.


  41. 89

    Gottcha Rachel talkies not porkies. Even Leftie Christians tell ‘em.


  42. 95
    Jean Claude Junker GB's new Boss says:

    I just love the smell of Tory humiliation before breakfast.
    Doing Dave was just business.
    Doing IDS, now that would be a pleasure.


  43. 98
    Parliament is a Gay Disco says:

    MEPs have today elected Martin Schulz for a second highly paid term as president of the European Parliament as a key part of the deal to install Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.


  44. 107
    Dave, tresor de mon coeur says:

    Now, if only the UK could follow France’s example and ban the fucking thing too.

    The court viewed that the French took this decision in the interest of social cohesion. So Dave, Libs and Leftards, let’s get this done in the interest of social cohesion. I know you like social cohesion lots.


  45. 108
    We-Tweeted by Andwew Adonis says:


  46. 115
    Anonymous says:

    sovietsalami63 Here,


  47. 124
    Anonymous says:



  48. 131
    Harman PIE says:

    Rachel reeves was right to say that Labour would reverse all welfare cuts and she was right to deny that she had said Labour would reverse all welfare cuts.

    Hitler was right to invade Russia and right to retreat from Russia.
    England was right to take young players to the World cup and right to be knocked out after two matches/

    Ed Miliband was right to eat a bacon sandwich and wrong to look like a dick whilst doing so.


  49. 133
    rollo57 says:

    Not only that, wearing such a garment is NOT part of their religion.


  50. 137
    UKIP's last stand says:

    Meanwhile, with the sad passing of West Midlands Police Commissioner Bob Jones ( he was a socialist but a nice chap!) West Mids now has a Black police commissioner


  51. 145
    Brummie says:

    Nope, not just a black commissioner. A black woman commissioner!

    Whether she’s lesbian as well couldnt tell you!


    • 149
      Angela Eagle says:

      Does she have spiky hair, wear doc martens and dungarees, talk in a butch way. If the answers yes I’ll pop round.


  52. 148
    non taxable pikey says:

    Precedent set now let us do this too.
    Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) have upheld France’s burqa ban, accepting Paris’s argument that it encouraged citizens to “live together”.


  53. 150
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    In life satisfaction is found by creating a thing from what is around, as an artist does by understanding what is meaningful he confronts you with his observation. A politician attempting the same falls down because they do not have the strength of will or character to bring about the required change to make any creative act


    • 156
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      But surely Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich was a creative act.


    • 163
      the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

      my intention is to compare artistic creation ( by violent act of assertion of self ) with political fucking about with society.


  54. 152
    Homosexuality: the beast within says:

    The growing fear among preachers, that speaking out in the name of the Lord — which they see as their Christian duty — against homosexuality and same-sex marriages may now be categorised as “hate speech” and subject them to criminal action, is likely to reinforce this radicalism. We could well be seeing a modern-day version of the medieval crusades, even if minus the swords.



  55. 153
    Labour's last stand!!!! says:

    That is sad that Bob Jones dead, as he wanted to abolish the nonsense.

    So a byelectionfor UKIP to win in West Mids then?!


    • 162
      Ukip is shit!!! says:

      If tories had any sense theyd do a newark in west mids for police commissioner byelection and put up a winning streak candidate. Itll be poor turnout but chance for Cameron to show tories can win there too.

      Then I suggest Tories impose elected Mayors in all towns and get rid of municipal socialism strangleholds once and for all!


      • 168
        UKIP is the only way to vote says:

        Fck Camorons idea’s on Mayors, if he does that Liebour will never be out of power, especially in the North West, Camoron wants a Mayor to cover the old Merseyside area and he thinks the piece of rubbish they have for a mayor in Liverpool will do well for the area, his idea of voting for police commisioner is a prime example of people not getting true voting powers as the fckin area will vote a red rosette on a lump of dog crap and voting for anybody other than Liebour is wasted, Camoron and his Tories have no chance, but as Camoron won’t be in after 2015 who cares.


  56. 155
    Glyn H says:

    Covering the face is proof that the followers of Islam believe that their men are as animals and unable to control themselves. And they don’t like Western customs yet come here to leech off a wildly more providential state. The presence of such folk here prove their hypocrisy.


  57. 164
    Ock ey the Noooo says:

    I see is Scotland going for the NO vote, after all the years of crap we have had to take from the Scots they still want to be with us trash English, how embarrassing for them.


    • 169

      We must goad them into voting ‘yes’ at every opportunity , there is still time.


  58. 172
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Oh come on, be serious. She said ‘it would be best’, in the same way as ‘it would be best if there was no taxation’ or ‘it would be best if the sun always shone’. It wouldn’t happen, under any government. Iain ‘Perugia University’ Duncan Smith has got form on not telling the truth, so he really should be careful.


  59. 174
    visibly shaken says:

    I liked her outfit


  60. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Do you understand the difference between ‘would’ and ‘could’


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The Economist asks Tony Blair about Wendi Deng:

“Mr Blair roundly denies any impropriety. Asked whether he was (at least) careless about his reputation, he says calmly that it is “not something I will ever talk about—I haven’t and I won’t”, and then bangs his coffee cup so loudly into its saucer that it spills and everyone in the room jumps. But did he find himself in a tangle over his friendship with Ms Deng? A large, dark pool of sweat has suddenly appeared under his armpit, spreading across an expensive blue shirt. Even Mr Blair’s close friends acknowledge that the saga damaged him—not least financially, since Mr Murdoch stopped contributing to Mr Blair’s faith foundation and cut him off from other friendly donors in America.”

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