July 25th, 2014

Caption Contest Winner

The winner of today’s Caption Contest and two tickets to the Freedom Association McWhirter Memorial Lecture, delivered by John Redwood on board the HMS President, is:

Anonymous says:

This is pure saltire.

Will the winner, and only the winner, claim your prize here


  1. 1

    Very poor. Can do better.

  2. 2
    sovietsalami63 says:

    Sovietsalami63 Here,
    The Israeli Army are frock wearing c-cksh-ts.

  3. 3
    Funny old world says:

    Backed by the USA just like the Kiev Government is.

  4. 4

    This is a bit more ‘punchy':

    Perhaps not completely irrelevant for the caption competition either ;-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Bodycount, b-b-bodycount. says:

    Maybe, but they appear to be winning.

  6. 6
    MarxistBrum says:

    “The Freedom Association is a non-partisan, libertarian pressure group dedicated to fighting for individual liberty and freedom of expression.”

    Did I dream about their “dirty” registers some years back…

  7. 7


    Clegg has rescued the British economy.

    The combined efforts of David Ward, Lord Rennard, Chris Huhne, Mike Hancock, Michael Brown,. Mark Oaten, Derek Osbourne have really turned things round, said Nick Clegg.

  8. 8
    The EU says:

    The best way to kneecap the thug in the Kremlin is by imposing lots of financial sanctions which will hit Russia and the UK hard and in equal measure, whilst leaving the rest of the EU safe and sound.

    These instructions have been issued to David Cameron, and his compliance is expected.

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    bingger says:

    The recovery is still fragile because of bedwetting corporatist bankers who have been bailed out by private sector tax payers and bedwetting public sector workers

    Message to teachers – just because you now wear a suit and tie to work doesn’t make you a captain of industry – you teach RE to 12 year olds

  10. 10
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    At the same time as becoming a Cordon Bleu chef.

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    the Black Pudding says:

    this is the Russia that was on our side when the Europeans were trying to kill us ?

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    Fishy says:

    Very clever.

    But back in the land of the living I just caught up with this:

    ‘The former head of Haringey children’s services Sharon Shoesmith has been awarded £679,452 following her unfair dismissal claim. Ms Shoesmith was sacked after a damning report into the 2007 death of Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, who was subjected to months of abuse. The payments, previously been rumoured to be a six-figure sum, emerged in the London council’s accounts.’

    So the posturing ED BALLZUP’s incompetence has cost the taxpayer nearly £700k, PLUS the legal bill of probably no less than £1/4m, having lost the case in the High Court.

    Balls should be surcharged. He should find the £1m out of his own pocket.

  13. 13
    Ronald MacDonald says:

    eff-off I saw him first! May 2015, I have his uniform pressed and ready.

  14. 14

    In one hole and out the other, you mean? :-)

    Of course, the LibDems are what is termed ‘Versatile’ in such matters.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Ed Ballls says:

    1m ? Hang on, that’s a very biiiiig number, I’ll need to include the spots on my bum when I count this up.

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    @OR : To point we were speaking about the other day:

    This could be a sign of division or maskirovka (deception).

    Narrative of: S’trelkov did it to undermine P’utin gets P’utin off the hook.

    But it is curious that R’ussia are leading with the possibility that there may be division within their own ranks. Perhaps P’utin suspects rightly or wrongly that he may have a problem (as we discussed) – or they are leading with this to head off possible counter-measures sourcing from the West which seek to disseminate such a propaganda.

    R’ussian domestic politics could yet be the key to understanding why the greenlight was given for the shooting down of MH17.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Mike HanCOCK says:

    Do you think I could use “being versatile” as a defence?

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    Yes – the very same R’ussia which signed a non-aggression pact with H’itler allowing the mutually agreed carving up of P’oland that started WWII.

    Yes – Those very same super nice and trustworthy people.

    Thinking back – these are the same people who also funded the S’erb terrorists who shot an Archduke in S’arajevo about 100 years ago, leading to WWI.

    Yes – Those very same super nice and trustworthy people.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    concrete pump says:

    Is that you Diane..?

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    the Black Pudding says:

    you might have to get over the fact that people aren’t nice.

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    Liberals4u says:

    He’s sporting a rather spiffing stash there.

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    Fridays nights alright for fish says:

    Goto go chaps – missues has got me fish-fingers and mushy on…

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    It is what the lawyers might call a ‘prejudice point’.

    Would it stick, though?

    God Save The Queen and Vote UKIP :-D

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    Not myself – but what you say is very true for E’urope.

    Vote UKIP :-)

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Take a gawp at Dick’s littlejohn piece at pg 17 of the DM.

    He opens up with ‘What if …. blah blah blah then at end of piece turns on D Ward.

    Littlenob – D Wards words were of a hypothetical – like your atop your article.

    What a f’ing 2faced Hypocrite Littlejohn is?

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Keep them ‘blinkers’ firmly around your eyes CP.

    Wouldn’t want you to awaken from your lifetime of slumber.

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    Kebab Time says:

    Thought i had it in the bag!

    Congratulations winner :)

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    Check G’oogle image cache.

    This ‘hero’ of the people has a thing for heroic poses and oil-painting selfies.

    Pity that genetics let him down on the chin front – but does this image push the buttons in R’ussia ?

    Vote UKIP :-)

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    Observer says:

    I’ve been searching for video evidence of a.) rockets actually landing in Israel, and b.) Iron Dome missiles actually impacting incoming ‘Hamas rockets.’ Still nothing. I know 2-3 explosions have gone off in Israel since this ‘war’ began, including the one at a gas station in Ashdod, but still zero footage of Hamas rockets – either airborne or making impact. Strange for a country with so many public cameras, to say nothing of smartphones, etc…

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    First i’ve noticed of your main moniker return today. Still Ockhams Razor – must be about due for a holiday.

    Welcome Back SC ….

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    Lefties are beyond madness says:

    Sharon said she didn’t recognise the number mentioned of £679,452.

    Ok fair do’s perhaps it’s £679,451 she recognises then?

    Meanwhile Baby P is still dead battered to a pulp despite 60 visits from her staff on her watch. Sorry luv the buck stops with YOU

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    A similar thing happened a few decades ago – with the stern gang being thrown out – after they had done the dirty work – well well some history repeats itself – perhaps?

  33. 33
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    sub note to GF / SC and the smear troll brigade – Mantra this “Voltaire”.

  34. 34
    Ulster Forever says:

    The library of my grammar school in Ulster used to take regular copies of The Freedom Association’s magazine every month. How good to have such great sense when we were growing up.

  35. 35


    A bit like a few threads back where you took other unconnected subjects and somehow made them about !srael.

    Are you really D’anny F’inkelstein’s Mr Hyde persona ? :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Lefties are beyond madness says:

    Watch sky news
    2 went off right behind the reporter as she spoke on live broadcast

  37. 37
    the Black Pudding says:

    “Output per head is not expected to reach its pre-crisis level until 2017, partly because productivity from those in work remains weak, along with the fact the population as a whole has grown. ”


  38. 38
    Ockham's Razor says:

    This is what I was thinking recently.

    It could be true, it could be maskirovka.

    RF are leading with this, as you say. Strikes me as rather late in the day though (They should really have read us earlier… :-) ) But the lateness tells a tale of its own.

    There are going to be some comical gaps in the narrative to bridge here and one is reminded by MPFC and the British Consulate at Smolensk:

    Pither: I wish to see the Consul, please.
    Chinaman: That’s right. Speakee speakee… me Blitish consul.
    Pither: Oh! (He examines his diary.) Are you… Rear Admiral Dudley de Vere Compton Bart then?
    Chinaman: No. He died. He have heart attack and fell out of window onto exploding bomb, and was killed in shooting accident. Nasty business. I his susscussor… how you say… succsussor.
    Pither: Successor.
    Chinaman: Successor yes… I his successor, Mr. Atkinson.

    Of course this a serious business but the sketch does point out the lunacy which can occur.

    If it is RF domestic politics, then the escalation of this is going to cause even more problems. Russians do like strong, if erratic, leaders but, as you so correctly suggested yesterday, the pipeline already has numerous points where charges are already laid and, when they go, it will do no end of harm to the RF economy (it won’t help EU much either!) This won’t save UA, but what do they then have to lose from detonating? Zilch.

    All through this, the finger has pointed towards RF. Even down to the massaging of Wiki pages by RF sources. It was the butler what done it!

    Vote UKIP :-D

  39. 39
    Camel says:

    Roman candles don’t count.

  40. 40
    François-Marie Arouet says:

    What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.

    Translated by H.I. Woolf 1924

    Yes BW. I was expressly thinking of you when I wrote this in 1764 in my Dictionnaire Philosophique.

  41. 41

    Much of that is easily explained by no planning and an inexperienced policy team for dealing with such situations. There has been some direct finger pointing by the Western media which by R’ussia’s logic they may not have completely expected.

    Maskirovka and distraction are order of the day.

    For example – one thing R’ussia does not want people – especially C’hinese folk – to start speculating about is whether C’hina will have its wheat contracts delivered by U’kraine this year adequately.

    There was a case going through in L’ondon about that (C’hina suing U’kraine for breach of futures contracts…) but even if the money is returned, you cannot eat money.

    Destabilizing U’kraine puts those contract deliveries for this year at least (harvest is not far away) at risk. C’hina would not want to go into winter with empty grain silos having just watched it’s harvest allowed to rot in U’krainian fields whilst R’ussian tanks roll over it trying to defeat guerilla’s who should have been harvesting.

    Not sure if there is enough surplus elsewhere. US harvests have not been great past few years.

    P’utin has a lot to be worried about right now ;-)

    Remember: States are always three meals away from revolution. :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

  42. 42

    Double or nothing time:

    Vote UKIP :-D

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    “The” HMS President? No, its just HMS President,

  44. 44
    the Black Pudding says:

    where’s the missile cruisers to ?

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    Agree completely.

    China is going to learn something from this too. It has been all to easy for them to stand aside and twiddle their fingers in the UN and elsewhere whilst Russia have been doing the same.

    Now the larder is potentially looking very bare with a billion mouths to feed…

    What is happening to South Stream right now? I see Bulgaria has asked for it to be halted.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  46. 46

    Last I heard Southstream given green light by A’ustria but EU still holding B’ulgaria etc. to pause construction. S’erbia halted because it saw no point with its upstream in hiatus.

    That was pre MH17.

    Hard to say where that project stands now. Perhaps will be mothballed for a while yet.

    Would not say C’hina have been twiddling thumbs – but they maybe could have handled themselves a bit better. They are trying to remain neutral – not easy (or completely credible) given the trade agreements their signed into now.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    You could toss a coin on this one.

    The loss of face will not sit well for Putin, who has no other way out.

    In a way, It reminds me of MAD, hopefully without the nukes, but with all sides suffering.

    Curiously, with all the QE about, the world is sloshing in “money” and the m’arkets have been surprisingly resilient – so far. Falls, yes but not scramble.

    On another tack, now that our economy is the ‘strongest’ in the western world, it is surely a good time to get that other aircraft carrier completed, both of them in fact!

    God Save The Queen and Vote UKIP :-D

  48. 48
    Ockham's Razor says:

    They are trying to remain neutral…

    My shorthand speak for this is twiddling thumbs! :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

  49. 49
    Sue Denim says:

    You know, you could all just email each other – or even arrange a telephone conference call.

  50. 50
    Me says:


  51. 51
    Me says:

    They do if they shove them up your a*se.

  52. 52
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    So a double Labour success, first create a greater recession than 1932, then open the country up to unlimited immigration ensuring enrichment and poverty for all.

    Labour doing the only thing it knows.Brilliant

  53. 53
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    The rewards of failure, cherished Labour principle.

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    You are confused – watch out – because the IMPOSTERS have returned. Not that they don’t flatter i but by giving i such a bad time on here they prove a bigger point. Homo Crims funded by other gangsters.

  55. 55

    No worries – saw that after the fact.

    Didn’t really look like your wording either. The ‘other’ who tries to make you look obsessed with a certain ethno-religious group may be back.

    It’s only ever directed at the moniker – never the operator. Unless it reads:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    i am intolerant of people who run criminal enterprises and agendas – when eventually their criminality – has been culpably found out – ergo:

    Gross Miscarriages of Justice – Hidden agendas to ‘protect’ the criminals who lied and lied and lied.

    There are NO – NO GO ZONES anymore and that includes – evidence and plenty of it out there; which begs plenty of questions about the aftermath of how that ‘event’ (the ‘H’) has been spun and propagandised into a fucking industry.

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    Kulak murdered by Marxist filth. says:

    Well said that man. Standards standards !
    It is the Royal Navy after all.

  58. 58
    test says:


  59. 59
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:


  60. 60
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    Did you know…

    That the J*wish population worldwide in 2013 was c.14 million.
    Or about 0.2% of the global population.
    That’s 14 million out of 7,180 million, [or 7.2 billion].

    So how did we get where we are today: the average, reasonable person or politician is cowed into keeping their views on the Israel / Palestine conflict private, [or anonymous] – but only if those views are for the ‘wrong’ side that is…?

  61. 61
    Grasping the thistle says:

    If the scottish people understood that it cost £1billion to build 8.7 miles of a tram line, that’s £130 million per mile, and that these games are costing with security £600 million, that’s £400 each for every taxpayer who plays more in tax than receives benefits,do you think I should be running everything in this country after sept 18th or will they grasp you Mr Thistle, and keep the status quo.

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    The only Country in Europe not to have its own paliament is England says:

    Ya see Jimmy I told you it was Aliens in green suits telling us we’re better together

  63. 63
    Ailurophile says:

    Likewise, SC, “Emoclew”!

  64. 64

    ThistleMonster says: “I know I’ve been a pain in the airse recently”.

    Big Al says: ” I’ve seen the odd pink elephant afore, but I’ve no see the bastard jolly green giant !”

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    Vote UKIP says:

    You forgot to add “vote UKIP”.

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    Vote UKIP :-) says:

    Maybe put a ‘plane on each of them too!

  67. 67
    Do fuck off you salami sucking prick says:

    Any military experience to back up that statement?

    Thought not you little bitch. Please fuck off you oxygen thief.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    “Caption Contest”
    Cumbrians frantically hoping Scotland doesn’t vote out. In case government instantaneously HSvotes a nuclear waste dump there, instead of further north. Maybe they could construct the world’s biggest smoothy maker in the Lake District, and flush the resulting liquidised radioactive residues into exhausted fracking wells. Since that, and the allegedly (but not certified ‘cos it’s top secret) carcinogenetic fracking fluid, will never ever resurface. Will it?

  69. 69

    Thats rubbish. There were plenty of better ones

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    surlyscot says:


  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Which one is the prick?

  72. 72
    SandyJamieson says:

    “Darling Joan, I like the new hairstyle”

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