July 30th, 2014

Sandi Toksvig’s Very Offensive, Not Funny Joke About Miliband

Labour’s Lucy Powell has applied to be driver of the outrage bus this morning, whinging that a joke Sandi Toksvig made about Ed Miliband on Radio 4’s News Quiz was “in incredibly poor taste”. Guido definitely does not think saying David Axelrod may have tricked Obama into meeting Ed by telling him he was a “terminally ill child” is in any way funny.

Readers can however judge for themselves.


296 Comments

  1. 1
    BBC says:

    We do not employ Sandi Toksvig for humour. She ticks a diversity box.

    Liked by 4 people

    • 13
      Arse IV says:

      She was great on No. 73.

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      • 44
        Blast from the past says:

        Really?

        You must have had a sad childhood.

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        • 122
          HenryV says:

          I remember on that programme they did a couple of features on hovercraft which I enjoyed.

          I am going to have beans on toast for lunch.

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          • Django says:

            It’s a well known fact that lefties are not good comics. While their political ideas would be hilarious if it wasn’t for the economic damage they cause. The greatest lefty comic was surely Kinnock.

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          • IzCrims says:

            So are our Spooks and Politicians still in Israel helping to commit war crimes?
            I see the8 Biliions worth of arms we sold them work well for scorched city tactics on civilians!

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          • Iz vs Moz : Asians behaving badly says:

            If you go to a pub with a bad reputation in a bad part of town, then find the nastiest looking big bloke in it, go up to him and give him a slap while telling him his mum’s a slag and he’s a big gay bumsexer … you have no right to complain when he kicks your teeth down your throat.

            That’s the middle east, that is.

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          • … and at roughly what time Sire do you envisage having the first dump of the day tomorrow??

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          • Just an Idea says:

            ‘If you go to a pub with a bad reputation in a bad part of town, then find the nastiest looking big bloke in it, go up to him and give him a slap while telling him his mum’s a slag and he’s a big gay bumsexer … you have no right to complain when he kicks your teeth down your throat.

            That’s the middle east, that is.’

            Except they didn’t go to the pub to pick the fight, the pub came to – built over there homes and stole their Garden – even built a wall to take more land…

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      • 179
        dai thank you says:

        was that when she was a bus conductress?

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        • 287
          Anonymous says:

          Nig nog – Honky- nig nog- honky and anon and anon.

          Great British humour at its best.

          Sandy Toksvig isn’t funny that’s true- but fair play the old scriptwriters were better. Or were they?

          Ironically one of them wrote Ever Decreasing Circles. I think. Middle class but a brilliant cast. Miles better than The good Life.

          I agree the ‘ Left ‘ is a bit po faced.

          If that’s what eating lentils does to you then I’m out.

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      • 201
        Saucy comment says:

        Ketchup.

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    • 25
      The two Muppets says:

      So even Labour groupies are taking the piss out of Miliband .
      I wonder if McClusky now realises that he picked the wrong puppet .

      Liked by 1 person

      • 72
        Anonymous says:

        It’s not funny, it’s true.

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        • 102

          Yes it is. But it was a dig at Obama, not me. Wasn’t it?

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          • “Chemical Eddie ” the Party Mendacity Machine says

            I m not even bothering to try am I !.
            I ve got May 15 sewn up already . My dark pool polls are showing Labour streets ahead …
            For Gods sake Cameron Farage and the other poor sod are having apoplectic fits behind closed doors at the scale of their upcoming wipeout at my hands !
            I m merely playing at being the fool to give them a fighting chance not to be totally annihilated and gain an iota of self redemption !!!

            {Is that sufficiently convincing Mr McCluskey ?}

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        • 215
          The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

          So he is terminally ill, Happy days

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    • 31
      Cultural Marxist says:

      Like all of us at the BBC Sandi is a socialist and is thus unhappy with Ed because he might fail to return the sort of vibrant multi-cultural government that we all crave.

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    • 34
      Horrible little woman watch says:

      As a conservative voter I seem to recall Sandy Toksvig calling me a c unt.

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    • 36
      rick says:

      The Left really are dim. Who would have bothered listening to that show without all this moral outrage bringing it to the attention of a much wider audience. The only one to suffer is little Millimong.

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    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      *a* box… She’s short, menopausal, lesbian, foreign, strange name, boss-eyed and deeply unattractive. The only box that lot should fit in is the one they cremate her in.

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      • 71
        Anonymous says:

        Toxic Toksvig is, or was, a Lib Dem supporter, though I believe she is not appreciative of the charms of Nick Cleggover.
        She and Jeremy Hardie make a good team in extolling the virtues of being rabidly arrogant, opinionated and biased to the left.
        So the attack on Milibandwaggon is predictably shocking to the left culminating in hundreds of numptie loony activists are jumping up and down screaming “FOUL”.
        I am sure BBC management will be asking her and Hardie to balance it with ad nauseum attacks on the right wing, not that they need much encouragement.

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    • 78
      Geedo Enters a parrallel Blogoverse says:

      Is Geedo being guest edited this montn?

      First he supports some Lesbian Dean with a grudge against a Tory MP

      And now he is protecting Ed Milimong from sick lefty jokes.

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    • 111
      Iain DuncN Smith at it again says:

      An unexpected knock at the door. Someone standing there with an ID card claiming they have come to check if you are getting the correct benefits and could they please come in?
      What do you do?
      You don’t have to be guilty of anything to find the possibility of such a visit very alarming – especially if you have a mental health condition made worse by stress and anxiety.
      Last month there was a lot of concern about just such visits, prompted by a change to a page on the DWP website which stated:
      You may get a visit from a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officer to check that your benefits payments are correct.
      A Performance Measurement review officer may visit you if you’re claiming:
      Employment and Support Allowance
      Housing Benefit
      Income Support
      Jobseeker’s Allowance
      Pension Credit
      Your name is selected at random to be checked. You won’t always get a letter in advance telling you about the visit.
      The concern was the addition of the sentence:
      You won’t always get a letter in advance telling you about the visit.
      Worries about how to deal with such a visit were posted on various blogs and forums and we received numerous requests from members for guidance on how to deal with these visits.
      So Benefits and Work made a Freedom of Information request.
      As a result of that request we can now reveal that, in reality, the vast majority of people who get a visit do not get a letter in advance – surprise visits are the rule, not the exception. There’s more on this below.
      However, we can also reassure our readers that:
      • you don’t have to let them in; and
      • you can insist on being given proper notice;
      • you can insist on having the interview at a DWP office instead of in your home.
      And doing so won’t affect your benefits, though refusing to take part in an interview at all may leave you open to a fraud investigation.
      In the members’ area we’ve published the letter we got in response to our request and 62 pages of the guidance document issued to officers carrying out these visits – though there are a large number of redactions to the guidance. You’ll find the documents in the DWP Guides section of the ESA download page in the members’ area.
      Only a tiny percentage of claimants receive one of these visits. But the majority who do get one are not given any warning.
      In fact, far from ‘You won’t always get a letter’ , DWP staff are actually told:
      ‘You must make an un-notified visit to each customer, apart from the exceptions detailed in the subsequent paragraphs. If this is ineffective a second un-notified visit must be made.’
      If two un-notified visits are made on the same day then another un-notified visit must be made on another day.
      After that a letter has to be sent giving you at least 48 hours’ notice of a visit or 24 hours where the letter is hand delivered.
      There are also certain classes of claimant who should never receive an unannounced visit, including:
      “customers suffering from depression or a medically defined mental illness
      customers with an alcohol or drug-related dependency
      disabled customers where there is evidence from the preview information that they may be distressed if an MRO calls unannounced. “
      However, where the visiting officer suspects, on the basis of your files, that you may be committing fraud they can still carry out an un-notified visit even if you are in one of the categories above.
      And it’s important to be aware that one of the things visiting officers will do is look out for any difference between the details given in your work capability assessment medical report and your behaviour at home. The rather bizarre example given is that of a claimant who is up a ladder washing windows when visited, but their incapacity is listed as vertigo.
      So, if your condition is a variable one and you’re having a better day, make that very clear – even if you aren’t asked.

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      • 204
        small minds also think alike says:

        If you are in receipt of public money then the public is your paymaster

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        • 277
          Oscar Whitttles says:

          Yes and the chances are you will be paying taxation in varying forms therefore
          you are your own paymaster. The Dwp are not qualified to comment on medical
          matters, they are not trained to a standard required to be a expert witness in court. If they accuse you of Fraud, under PACE, you simply request advanced
          disclosure, you do not need to have face to face contact. As a former distric judge of 12 years, I assure you, no face to contact is required in law. You have
          categoric Human Rights, article 8, and indeed the RIPA Act 2000 (2). Use a recording device and camera in your car.

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      • 222
        UKIP if you want to says:

        Boo hoo the world is MEEEEEEEEEEAN. Get over it.

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      • 225
        cynic says:

        If you are genuinely ill why are you worried?

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      • 254

        They would not get any joy from me DWP or no DWP.

        Unless they are a pre notified appointment I just shout at everybody else through my locked door and tell them I have been told by plod not to open to unsolicited callers to avoid being mugged/robbed/murdered delete as appropriate ( or utilise all three).
        If they persist I tell them to fuck off and walk away.

        Always works.

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      • 270
        Llareggub says:

        Speaking as one who is forced, on peign of imprisonment, to fund these benefits, I’m pleased to know that the DWP will be checkig to make sure claimants are genuine. I’ve encountered a few fraudulent claimants myself, and I’m not at all happy that they expect me to work to keep them sitting on their lazy arses all day.

        No doubt you think that’s terribly cruel of me. I have three children. Why should they have less because some git who is quite capable of earning his own way in life can’t be bothered to do so.

        And don’t tell me they don’t exist, because you know, and I know, and you know that I know, that that’s bollocks.

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        • 278

          Very few now obtain benefits falsely . The role of the DWP spy is fading, those
          still partaking bonus money know it’s to be privatised and instead of costing the
          the tax payer £9 billion on spies and vehicles and corruption Which is widespread, the tax payer can expect a saving of £5 billion a year. In 2013,
          31 DWP workers appeared in the courts across the uk, thieves, lies and fingers in the till (source: office of national statistics ) and2014 has a growing number going through the crim justice system. A very corrupt dept, bullying, criminal
          damage, fraud, homophobic attititudes, sexual violence and verbal abuse abound. Look at the internet and see the policies they have in place to try and
          control these problems. . It’s a dragon that needs slaying ASAP.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Well for a start, my gardener does and my neighbour’s cleaning lady does as well.
            By the way, WE don’t clean. I was always told not to dust as after 6 weeks or so it doesn’t seem to increase so just hold your nerve. Or, you could always say that the dust isn’t yours, it was here when you moved in!

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    • 177
      dai puzzled says:

      is that lucy powell in the photo?

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    • 245

      Isn t she that morbidly obese Norwegian “wimman” who had kids then was born again as a live in lesbian ?

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    • 267
      TheFrenchThinkJerryLewisIsAGenius says:

      If I say it it’s hilarious, if you say it it’s mildly amusing, if she says it it’s disgraceful.

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  2. 2
    Labour can go fuck themselves seven ways from Sunday says:

    Isn’t this the same Labour who mocked the Tory MP with cerebral palsy and said Cameron wants to kill your children, having lost his own disabled child? Yeah, they’re fine ones to talk about bad taste.

    I like Toksvig’s joke.

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    • 27
      The two Muppets says:

      Yes ,Labour always will be the nasty party . They really are the
      bottom feeders of British politics .

      Liked by 3 people

    • 54
      Saint Peter says:

      ….Since the sad loss of Camerons unfortunate little lad, he has displayed and enacted immense cruelty and deliberate stress, to our unfortunate sick,injured and disabled!
      ….He will be dealt with at “The Pearly Gates”………………

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    • 104

      Yes, but in the Tories’ case, it’s TRUE!!!!!!

      If anything, I was refrained. Did I mention anything about Boris Johnson eating live babies? Well???? Did I??????????

      Next, you’ll be accusing me of living in an hysterical fantasy world! I’ll tell Peter Pan on you.

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    • 107
      Philip the Accountant says:

      Yup…..and when they found out and someone pointed tboth facts out you could have heard a pin drop as they started to makes excuses for their disgusting behaviour especially as Cameron as Leader of the Opposition had been extremely sympathetic in a speech in the House in relation to Brown’s own tragic loss a couple of years before…the true “Nasty” party is and always has been Labour

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    • 250
      Back to basics says:

      1. It wasn’t in any way funny.

      2. Auntie has to prove its balance left/right prior to the election so they can support their Labout chums. This one is a stupnedous piece of balance when the critics come chasing them

      3. If you want good taste and pro Tory, or even neutral comedy, wtf are you doing listening to the News Quiz. Jeremy Hardy has usually been prepped with a 2 minute left wing monlogue that frequently makes comments of far worse taste.

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  3. 3
    cynic says:

    You cant criticize Sandi ….shes a Saint

    And that was a very good joke

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  4. 4
    Ranting Penguin (Retired) says:

    Bloody hell – Sandie Tosspig actually says something funny for a change!

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  5. 5
    NO SEATS NIGEL says:

    I wish I had a seat like he does.

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  6. 6
    Zeds says:

    News Quiz shurely?

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  7. 7
    MB. says:

    Wasn’t it on News Quiz?

    I stopped listening to it ages ago, very rare to find anything to laugh at and all the panel and Toksvig seem a typical bunch of Leftie Luvvies. Not helped by Toksvig laughing hysterically at even the weakest ‘joke’ from any of the panel.

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    • 58
      bergen says:

      It used to be a good programme years ago with Barry Took as the compere and Richard Ingrams and the late Alan Coren as resident captains. Now it’s a ghastly BBC Marxist love-in with Jeremy Hardy, Brigstock and all the usual suspects and is totally unfunny. Still, if they’ve turned on Milliband , he must be in trouble.

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  8. 8
    Labour's mask is slipping says:

    They’re lashing out at all criticism and even trying bully comedians.

    The joke’s on them.

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    • 50
      still walking into darkness says:

      Out of interest, who paid for Miliband and crew’s trip, was it the taxpayer by any chance?

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      • 68
        MB. says:

        I think the Labour Party had a collection to pay for his ticket but those donating were made to believe it was a one way ticket.

        Though with the news yesterday that Labour is the best funded party, they should be able to afford to send him.

        “Labour was best-funded UK political party in 2013″

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28542408

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  9. 9
    Frank says:

    These programmes are like party political broadcasts anyway (The Now Show is worse); for them to attack anyone on the left is a surprise.

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  10. 10
    it was funny ! says:

    oh for f’s sake – i thought it was funny! And I was a “terminally ill” teenager (who just about escaped death to make it into adulthood). How PC of everybody to make a drama out of this.

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  11. 11
    Milibot3000 says:

    Those jokes are wrong

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  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    It’s The News Quiz , not News Week

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  13. 14
    Ed Miliband says:

    i’m not terminally ill! i’m just special
    leave me alone now, I want to draw with crayons

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  14. 16
    Welsh wizard says:

    Personally, I thought it was quite accurate

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  15. 17
    BBC News Week - home for weak leftard "comedians" says:

    Sandi Toksvig – feminist, lesbian, small and unfunny. The perfect host for this, normally, Labour weekly party political broadcast.

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  16. 21
    Glad it's not me says:

    The News Quiz, not News Week.

    One of the best jokes in the programme.

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  17. 22

    It’s that quirky Danish sense of humour of hers, which is about as amusing as The Killing.

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    • 56

      The same sense of humour that leads to this:

      Except the Axelrod-sick child joke is funny, unless you are the parent, friend or otherwise emotionally involved (not in the S’avile sense) with a sick child.

      Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 116
        Kulak murdered by Marxist filth. says:

        THE BASSSTARRRDS !!!
        !
        Say no to the Giraffe killing Dosey Dopey Diabolical Dangerous Danes.
        ¥
        !……..Keep your Bacon you bums. We’ll eat Halal Bacon before we back down in the face of these Danish Barbarians.

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        • 126

          i) Bacon is H’aram

          ii) Killing the G’iraffe was in response to some dopey EU dictat about how much square footage should be allocated to G’iraffe’s in captivity or something.

          iii) The dark humour in ( ii ) gives an insight into the different value system of the Dane’s which was expressed quite deliciously by the BBC’s poison dwarf above.

          It would have been more sporting just to have thrown M’arius into the lion’s pen and then let nature take its course.

          That would be closer to how things work in the wild – rather than shooting it and preparing a la carte prime cuts for their big game.

          Ironically, the natural option may have been considered inhumane.

          Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 142
        RomaBert... says:

        Suffer little children, as Jimmy used to say :)

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      • 150
        Norm Normal says:

        Looks tasty, is it nice on the bbq? Lean and low in cholesterol pehaps?

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      • 227

        If you’re going to slaughter a giraffe, seems like a great idea to feed it to lions.

        The lions are going to have to eat some kind of animal. Or does Canine Rights propose to turn them all vegan?

        Never forget? Okay, I’ll never forget “Denmark” (what — all 5 million of them?) fed a giraffe to lions. And … what? Should I boycott Lurpak butter, or something?

        Something tells me the good (or should that be “loopy”?) people of Canine Rights can’t really boycott Danish bacon.

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  18. 23
    Gordon Brown says:

    Quick Sarah get me the address of the Make a wish foundation.

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  19. 24
    ToksvigRocks says:

    (a) it was Newsquiz, not “News Week”, whatever that might be
    (b) it was extremely funny

    Who the hell is Lucy Powell, by the way?

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  20. 28
    Me, myself says:

    I’m a Conservative activist and I’m disgusted with Toksvig over this. It’s back biting stuff like this that alienates so many from politics and politicians.

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    • 70
      That's a mighty high horse you've got says:

      That, and the fact that every single politician currently in parliament is a çunt, along with people who describe themselves as Conservative activists.

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      • 93
        Karma says:

        …Very little evidence of a decent, caring empathetic conservative party,just a group of silent sheep-like people, unaware of the damage to decent, vulnerable people that their plans are inflicting,while they cut welfare payments so there is more for them to divi out between them for useless Lords payments and MP expense claims,EU funding and so on!

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  21. 29
    The right thing to do says:

    This comedienne has acted in a reckless and provocative manner. I urge all BBC employees to get around the table, put aside the rhetoric, and stop this happening again.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 84
      Owen Jones says:

      I shall organise a protest. Gyles! lay out my Protest Suit, I must be a luvvie once more

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    • 190
      Cardinal Biggles says:

      Get with the PC programme. You should not use gender specific words, such as comedienne, she is a comedian – allegedly.

      I wonder if dominatrices should now be addressed as dominators and if so, do they beat you up if you get it wrong?

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  22. 30
    Alan Pool says:

    Far worse than being offensive, it was not funny. Humour to work needs to be based however loosely upon fact.
    Did the BBC really say they do not employ Sandi Toksvig for humour? Is “The News Quiz” not meant to be humourous? Certainly the laughter of the audience often bears an inverse relationship to the humour they hear.

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  23. 32
    Obama says:

    Axelrod persuaded me to see this Mili guy by pretending he was a proper politician; that was in very poor taste. Can I complain?

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  24. 33
    Dave Axelrod says:

    The funny bit is it’s true.

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  25. 35
    Offence is taken, not given says:

    So is the comparison to a child that’s offensive?

    Or the terminal part?

    Or the lack of funny?

    Still, must be nice to be able to get all upset over stuff that’s nothing to do with you.

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  26. 39
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    I usually find Toksvig unfunny, but I must admit to chuckling at this. Even better the socialists attacking one of their own !

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    • 60
      toskgi..togsv..tosvi...oh whatever... says:

      I’d agree with that. I don’t usually patronise Ms Toksgiv and her show, BBC Radio comedy is so bloody left wing, but in context it was a jaunty quip and the audience had the right balance of laughing at Millibland and wondering if they should be laughing at all.

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  27. 40
    Dave says:

    Oh C’mon, the whole trip had ‘Make-a-Wish Foundation’ written all over it!

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  28. 41

    The looney left strike again. No more jokes please

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  29. 42
    Shooty* says:

    I hope the audience are hunted down and subjected to re-education and sensitivity training. How DARE they laugh?

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  30. 43

    I agree with Guido. The crass attempt at topical humour widely misses the mark. If Tosvig had changed “terminally ill” for “brain-dead” and included the entire opposition front bench, that would have been funny and true.

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  31. 46

    Is there a hidden danger here?

    A type of counter-counter-counter-propaganda, perhaps? Don’t worry if you are lost by now, I am too.

    The real thing is that if the socialists are all fighting each other, then they control the news agenda again. Craftily, it plays to their opposing sides in turn, drowning out any opposition, thus they squeak through in 2015 and deliver us the Utopian paradise only to be found in Pyongyang.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 55
      Wankers says:

      Todays Socialists want Blairism.
      Stinking rich Socially responsible Blairism.
      They think Miliband is going to fuck it up for them by losing but the mongs forget Cameron is a Blairite too.
      They’re in a win win situation

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    • 63

      You mean, attack Ed’s weaknesses mercilessly in order to garner some public sympathy and hence support ?

      Perhaps that is what is really going on which is why the faux-outrage at this joke can be safely ignored.

      Next expect some charities for sick children to shamelessly stick out the begging bowls jump on the band wagon.

      Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 85

        If it is possible to happen, then it will. Never has this been more true than from the turn of the Millennium.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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        • 92

          We are talking about UK Labour with the help of an ex US D’emocrat campaign bod.

          This is precisely what is happening and anyone who falls for it deserves the 15% extra death tax.

          Vote UKIP :-D

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            Franked Investment Income originally, designed to obtain acceleration of taxes upon the amount due in respect of dividends paid. If the company did not make a taxable profit, this became irreclaimable. I used to sell leasing to corporate entities to help overcome this and claim their 100% write down from our own profits. They could then declare a profit sufficient to match the offset. It also meant that their investment strategy wasn’t hampered by tax considerations. Crazy times.

            With the current progressive lovelies, I foresee an ADT. (Plays to my previous post.)

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Haha!

            UK’s retrospective blocking of franked investment income ‘mistake’ claims was illegal, says Advocate General – out-law

            http://tinyurl.com/mvssto8

            There is even a group known as the Franked Investment Income group litigation (FFI GLO). It goes right back to 1973. Some of my contracts will be in there, no doubt.

            Vote UKIP :-D

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  32. 48
    Dave Axelrod says:

    The poor lad was denied oxygen in the political womb by his elder sibling.

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  33. 52
    Ed tries to be funny says:

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    • 64
      RED LEN says:

      Don’t give up the day job – licking my boots.

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    • 66
      toskgi..togsv..tosvi...oh whatever... says:

      Aaahh, I’ve had to bite my own leg off to get through that, it was horrible. And they complain about sanjay tokswig

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    • 135
      Jim says:

      “…was he acted too little, too late”

      What sort of pigeon English is that?

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    • 275
      ToksvigRocks says:

      Jeez, who writes that stuff and where do they hide in anguish while MIlbili is mangling and strangling it in what passes for delivering a speech?

      Like

  34. 53
    Michael Foot says:

    She got the terminology wrong.

    She meant to say “spastic”…

    Like

  35. 62
    Cognitive dissonance on full display says:

    You demented righties really are a hoot. Even when the BBC or a “leftie comic” ridicules Labour/Miliband, you still manage to bizarrely frame it as pro-Labour luvvies. I know you loathe Toksvig for being a woman and a lesbian but some of you have managed to ignore the jokes she made about Miliband- and very funny they were too – in order to maintain your mantra that they’re all pro-Labour lefties. And some of you even referred to the jokes in the context of calling it a pro-Labour leftie script. Either you’re deaf or so consumed with demented hysteria you can’t even comprehend when someone, regardless of their political leanings, has ripped the piss out of Miliband.

    Like

    • 67
      Vic Tim Hood says:

      Bottle your socialist anger up and take it to a professional for proper analysis.

      Like

    • 69

      We’ll all be regretting this joke when Ed dies of Ebola contracted after that poorly considered non-photo-op in the ghetto. Not.

      Vote UKIP :-D

      Like

    • 76
      The BBC is biased says:

      Fair comment but they are all still lefties.

      PS. I really don’t care if Toksvig likes going down on women and coming up for air looking like she’s had her face in a barrel of fish.

      Like

    • 77
      Dan Hodges says:

      What’s the angle?
      Miliband isn’t a Blairite he’s a Foot/Kinnock unelectable knob.
      That is no good to us Social progressives in the Labour party who want to become stinking rich.

      Like

    • 94
      Fog says:

      Cog: The News Quiz is almost always unfunny and full of lefty rants. The criticism of anyone on the left is unusual, as you would know if you listened to it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 238
      Cognitivie Dissonance? Pretentious little wanker says:

      Do you not understand that you can be a Labour supporter yet think Miliband’s a twat?

      Most Labour MPs do.

      Like

  36. 74
    The British media are cunts says:

    Milimong probably thought Obama was the Butler.

    Like

  37. 80
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    I laughed so much I nearly sell off my perch .

    Like

  38. 82
    The ebola virus says:

    Coughs and sneezes spread deceases!

    Like

  39. 86
    Diane Abbopotamus says:

    If she’s said bl ack terminally-ill child I’d have been all offended, sho’ enough. Yessums!

    Like

  40. 87

    In other propaganda, a survey was recently carried out in R’ussia asking R’ussians about MH17, asking ‘Who Dunnit ?’ and ‘Why ?’

    1501 people asked in 6 major R’ussian cities, error margin 4%.

    http://www.levada.ru/30-07-2014/katastrofa-boinga-pod-donetskom

    Q: Have you heard about the M’alaysian airline crash of JULY 17 in the sky over the Ukraine, and if so, why, in your opinion, DID THIS PLANE DIE?
    (Multiple answers are possible)

    Results:

    U'krainian Anti-Aircraft missile : 46%
    U'krainian Military Plane        : 36%
    D'onbass Militia                 :  3%
    An attack on an airplane         :  2%
    Technical failure of the aircraft:  1%
    Pilot error                      :  1%
    Russian military                 :  1%
    Other                            :  6%
    Have not heard about this        :  1%
    Hard to say why the plane killed : 16%
    

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like

    • 99
      RT says:

      Keep listening to the BBC.

      Like

      • 106

        One does not listen to or otherwise consume BBC output unless it falls within certain parameters – such as not being L’abour propaganda.

        Vote UKIP :-D

        Like

        • 109

          Good grief!

          That is about 99.9% out for you then!

          Vote UKIP :-D

          Like

          • 0.1% is about all that is worth consuming.

            About 3 news items per week have any relevance, useful information or interesting angles. The rest of their relevant programming is confined to Royal and UK military coverage – Edinburgh Tattoo / Queen’s Birthday stuff. But the UK Army YouTube Channel is proving to be much better in many respects.

            Of course, when they give UKIP an open mike and ask the right questions, that is also worth watching / listening to.

            Vote UKIP :-D

            Like

  41. 88
    A BBC Special Correspondent says:

    Let us all stop and pause a moment and think of all those poor little children in Palestine……………….

    Like

  42. 91
    Anonymous says:

    I was in the audience at the recording of this episode. They edited out how much people actually laughed. Went on quite a bit.

    Everyone else needs to either get a sense of humour or just don’t listen. It’s all about choice.

    Like

  43. 96
    Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

    Sadly Toxic has never forgiven the Labour party for Blair saying he was a straight kinda guy.

    Like

  44. 101
    The religion of peace says:

    Militant Islamists accused of killing a woman in Somalia for refusing to wear a veil

    Like

    • 117
      BBC says:

      And? We don’t care because Gaza.

      Like

    • 259

      My spies tell me MORDEN just south of wimbledon was transformed into a chockablock traffic jam todaY owing to vast attendance at the Futuh mosque the largest in Europe for the Eid el Fitr festival to celebrate the end of Ram It Up My Dam …

      A lovely day out was had by all. Ladies wore multicoloured saris /burkhas and looked very elegant . Men also looked smart but not as well turned out as the Ladies.
      Morden Park usually I am assured a haven of green bliss was covered end to end in cars that had transported the attendees and just for today not a blade of grass could be seen .

      Love for All Hatred for None … and all that.

      Like

  45. 105

    A quite disgraceful mocking of Mr Simpleton …..

    Like

  46. 110

    Looks like R’ussia is up for a trade war with the EU:

    Bring. It. On.

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like

    • 260

      Russia to ban free – for – all access by EU male diplomatic officials and allow ingress only if specifications meet internal USSR standards .

      Translation : Russia to measure all Brussels Commissioners’ goolies and bar entry to those with smaller tackle than Putin s .

      Like

  47. 112
    SamCam says:

    I didn’t know my Dave had been to the Commonwealth Games. but I’ve just overheard him on the phone saying how much he enjoyed a session of ‘rhythmic gymnastics’

    Like

    • 265

      it was actually synchronised swimming with Angie Baby , Chrissie LaGarde and Hitlery Clinton luv.

      The sport is infamous for the demanding strain of retaining a fixed abnormal position for a maximum period of time resulting in a culmination of quick changes between partners and expending final efforts in a collegial group relaxation technique .

      Very invigorating they say…..

      Like

  48. 118
    Earl of Croydon says:

    For the love of god, it was a joke. Some people like it, some don’t…that’s the nature of jokes.

    What on earth is wrong with mentioning terminally ill children? Seems the PC brigade have put their stamp on everything.

    Like

    • 261

      Ou t shopping today –EARLY!!- the usually fairly empty pavement was occupied by a conga of about 12 children all tied together with a sort of plastic harness with hoops into which each child was secured .
      This allowed them to proceed convoy style without wandering and controlled at the head and foot of the harness by two adult mother hens . (wimmin)

      This arrangement had the effect of forming a pavement traffic jam allowing other pedestrians anxious to get to work at that early hour to move only as fast as the slowest in the convoy . All taken in rip roaring jolly good heart –NOT!!

      So six weeks of similar political,y correct nonsense to look forward to .

      SCREAM AND SHOUT –THE SPROGS ARE OUT !

      Like

  49. 119
    Owhine Jones says:

    Only offensive if aimed at someone who is in the Labour Party

    Like

  50. 121

    Driverless cars?

    Didn’t Huhne have one of those?

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like

    • 125
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      In Huhne’s case it was a brainless arrogant driver in charge.

      Like

    • 172
      Norm Normal says:

      I have no concerns about the safety of driverless cars as:
      -modern cars hardly ever break down or malfunction.
      -the price of an MOT will stay the same
      -it’s unlikely that car nuts will try to ‘chip’ them and corrupt the software
      -children will not invent a new game of chicken by jumping or throwing items in the road to make the car swerve or do emergency stops

      Like

      • 202

        Conversely, certain people who have their necessary authorisation to be in control of a motorised vehicle removed (don’t know any myself and never have) will now be able to enjoy their time at the pub and still return home in their own vehicles without fear of the intervention of plod with a demand for a sample of their exhalation under the guise of sobriety laws.

        Vote UKIP delicately :-D

        Like

    • 240
      Balls Ed says:

      My driverless crashed itself and drove away without reporting the accident.

      Not all they’re made out to be.

      Like

      • 263

        Im hoping Bojo s promo efforts in trying to secure a driverless franchise for London sees him quaffing champagne in the back of a driverless car which then proceeds to turn into the Thames at some convenient point .
        Priceless.
        Would easily beat his last effort where he nearly castrated himself hanging from a balloon harness at Kew or wherever.

        Like

  51. 123
    Harriet Harman says:

    If Sandi Toksvig had said Ginger Rodent then it would not have been offensive.

    Like

  52. 124
    Mavid Diliband says:

    LMFAO!

    Like

  53. 127
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Labour to bring in new lese majeste law or Ed’s Law.

    Article 58 includes, mocking the Dear Leader will lead to 5 years for Anti-Social Activity.

    Sub clauses include :-

    not reporting joke telling against the Dear Leader;
    joining in the laughter;
    repeating the joke.

    Like

  54. 129
    S. Flanders, Miliband's ex says:

    Like

  55. 133
    Casual Observer says:

    Never mind about Toksdyke’s tasteless “humour”

    What about the bastard who killed his girlfriend’s baby and only got nine years?

    He’ll be out in four or five, unless the other cons. administer proper justice beforehand, which hopefully they will

    Like

  56. 136
    Joe Public says:

    280 days to go before the ConLibLab Prime Bumsexer is ejected from No.10

    Like

  57. 137
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Why no close up pictures from the BBC or C4 of Hamas firing rockets? Why only criticism of Israel? Shoddy reporting? biased reporting?
    What do you think could be the reason?

    Like

    • 147
      The British media are cunts says:

      Yes it’s odd that. Gaza is ful lof hacks in thier pathetic tin hats yet for some reason they never film a rocket launch.

      The other day a hack was interviewing someone in a hospital when outside there ws a Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. The hack even said openly “that is outgoing rockets from close-by”

      So why didn’t the hacks go see? Rockets being fired from VERY CLOSE to a hospital

      The media are fucking useless, they run Pallywood videos as “fact” yet none of them commented on the massive amounts of materials used to build those tunnels or the kids killed building them.

      The British media..totally fucking useless cuunts.

      Like

    • 197
      Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

      The BBC has an Axelrod to grind.

      Like

  58. 139

    Red Shoe diary entry for the day:

    What is R’usbridger drinking these days ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like

  59. 143
    yasmin alibaba neutral shade flesh colour says:

    i’ve not had by hateful lefty presence in the news this week, i’ll drive that bus?

    Like

    • 185
      Dangerous Brian says:

      You are probably far too busy ministering to the poor, bare footed, peniless, lice riddled, scab faced starving beggars that constantly knock at your door in the hope of receiving a kind word and a halal crust.

      Like

  60. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Normally I cannot listen to this programme all the way through because of that obnoxious Lefty Jeremy H and when he gets too bad I switch off. It’s not been the same since they got rid of that male chairman and hired the Viking.

    Like

  61. 146
    Ebola says:

    Helloooo Birmingham.

    Like

  62. 148
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Unsafe in his hands.

    Like

  63. 152
    Hitler had the right idea says:

    He is aspecial needs child and his political career is terminal

    Well done O’Bummer for showing compassion to this idiot child

    Like

  64. 155
    curious says:

    Why hasn’t Milliprat served his time in the IDF ?

    Like

  65. 157
    The British media are cunts says:

    Israel announces a truce and the Paly Mongs launch rockets. Utter fucking wankers.

    Like

    • 166
      Jesus says:

      Good. Might as well let them deplete thier munitions. For the next decade the five remaining Hamas survivors will be fighting Israel with rocks whilst their people scamper amongst the rubble like stray dogs. Hopefully we’ll take out their water supply next and after that their fishing boats.

      Like

  66. 159
    BBC 24hr Rolling Bollocks says:

    I knew Ed wasn’t fit to be Prime Minister but I didn’t know it was terminal.

    Like

  67. 162
    Dipper stick says:

    Obama and team hear Sandi Toksvig’s joke about Ed Miliband

    Like

  68. 165
    Ed Weirdoband says:

    In the photo at the top has Milliband lost his bacon buttie or is he just practising eating one?

    Like

    • 198
      Tory Grandee says:

      He looks like he’s doing an impression of Owen Jones.

      Maybe Ed is practising to become a northerner for when he next visits his constituency?

      Like

  69. 175
    Pro European Tory! says:

    I remember Lucy Powell from old Britain In Europeconferences circa 10 years ago when she was Director.

    Thick airhead bimbo who seemed to enjoy a large salary and the attention of many supposedly gay men. Clueless about policy too and refused to meet a Tory pressure sub group I had set up looking into how to get Michael Howard to agree to a Referendum on the Euro and whether Britain should stay in EU at all.

    We reckoned she couldn’t actually comprehend the arguments!

    Like

    • 184
      Euro sense! says:

      I think im more pro euro than EU. Ukip lost argument about euro years ago and they will win no seats next year and lose all councillors and MEPs in 2019. I am only sorry Blair didnt go for euro in 1997. Our economy would be 10 times better now and we could tell USA to piss off and eclipse Japan and India. My hope is Ed Miliband brings it in and stands up to UKIP!

      Like

  70. 178
    Jack Russell says:

    Imagine if Jeremy Clarkson had said it.

    Like

  71. 182
    Ma­­qb­oul says:

    Ding, ding… All aboard the Outrage Express! Next stop, Indignation Village.

    Like

  72. 183
    cheche says:

    Sky news coverage cut short by Palestinian missile after the cease fire. Bit of an own goal for SKY

    Like

  73. 193
    Gary Bloke says:

    One can only hope that it never comes to pass that offensive and unfunny comments are posted on this website.

    Like

  74. 194
    The IDF says:

    Kill kill kill! Maim! Blow up! Destroy homes, hospitals and schools! Kill kill kill! It’s fun!

    Like

  75. 195
    Usain Bolt says:

    Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ‘a bit shit.

    Like

  76. 196

    Interesting so what about the BBC then?

    SKY NEWS
    A number of young girls and women are taking British Airways to court over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.

    First Officer Simon Wood, 54, died last August after being hit by a train near the Hertfordshire town of Potters Bar.

    The girls and women claim the airline has responsibility because Wood was working for them when he carried out the alleged attacks during flight stopovers.

    Like

    • 199
      Hitler had the right idea says:

      Thai girls I can understand, but Africans?
      Ebola and HIV as a going away present, plus they all ugly as sin
      Shagging a white man is considered a real result to them
      I think its the fact that we use soap and dont shit in the sink

      Like

    • 200
      Hitler had the right idea says:

      No need to abuse them, a smack in the mouth followed by a bowl of maize and they are as happy as larry
      They enjoy being taken Ruffley

      Like

  77. 203
    Huh says:

    BBC employees were saying very nasty things about Nigel before the elections

    Like

  78. 209
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    It’s about time people learned to stand on their own two feet (imho).

    Like

    • 266

      THE RIGHT HON EDWARD MILLIBAND MP SAYS

      Well I might not be able to eat a bacon sarnie but at least I have nt yet managed to emulate that Welsh word machine falling leek over rugby ball into the sea and laughing at his own incompetence !

      Like

  79. 213
    Granny Toksvigs says:

    Sandi Toksvigs appeared on UK TV about 25 years ago, if I remember correctly.

    She wasn’t funny then, or over the next 25 years and she is not funny now.

    …except for this tasteless joke about Miliband.

    Like

    • 216
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Anybody that can make a tasteless joke about Miliband on BBC airwaves can’t be all bad.

      Like

      • 223
        Prime Minister Miliband will be hysterical says:

        She used to do a radio show on LBC (around about 2002 or 2003) and it was f*cking funny.

        I thought the ‘tasteless’ joke about Miliband was pretty good, too. :-)

        Like

    • 220
      The secret to success in comedy is to be left wing and gay says:

      She used to be one half of a comedy duo which never succeeded on TV but like quite a few lefty comedians the BBC was determined that she wasn’t going to fail so they kept her ticking over by putting her on Radio.

      Like

      • 256
        Granny Toksvigs says:

        …but then again, she is infinitely funnier than her male equivalent: Lenny Henry !

        Like

  80. 217
    autistic child aged 47 years and two months today says:

    I am answerable to Ed.

    It was raining here on 30 July, 1998 all thru the day

    Can we have Guido’s blog project into a 3 dimension a bit like those metal pins you can make impressions with.

    Is guido face nice to touch. I think I won’t like it.

    I am coming to London to see the queen

    Like

  81. 219
    Weirdo Labour Party says:

    The fact that Ed passes himself of as a wanna be PM is hilarious.

    Like

  82. 221
    Jealous Yankee says:

    Very tasteless and very funny.

    Like

  83. 229
    Ivor Biggun says:

    It made me laugh.

    Like

  84. 237
    From The Land of Fiber - That's Fibre Optic In The Real World says:

    With an idiot like this:

    http://www.inquisitr.com/1380725/obama-gives-ramadan-message-that-muslims-built-america-historically-thats-not-true/

    It would make more sense for leaders with any balls to simply ignore him until he goes away! Rather than demeaning themselves with “brush by”

    I understand that the general level of intelligence is extremely low over there but this takes the biscuit, the guy is a nut job.

    No wonder white flags are flown over Brooklyn Bridge in his honour.

    Like

    • 258
      JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

      Obama has seriously under-delivered as POTUS.

      And in his second term, when he could have left a real legacy, he absolutely bottled it against the NRA. As most people expected.

      He has also bottled it with regards to the Gaza trouble.

      He is morphing into Tony Blair: now focused on his future money-making opportunities, and not wanting to upset anyone. They say he has effectively already ‘checked out’ of his role.

      Just like Blair: all image, no substance.

      Like

  85. 268
    TheFrenchThinkJerryLewisIsAGenius says:

    If I say it it’s hilarious, if you say it it’s mildly amusing, if she says it it’s disgraceful.

    Like

  86. 269
    Jasmine Alibhai Diarrhea says:

    this fucking poison danish dwarf should fuck off back to Denmark

    cu’nt

    Like

  87. 273
    Anonymous says:

    “terminally ill child”
    -like mentality? Many a true word spoken in jest?

    Like

    • 282
      John says:

      No as in “you meed to publicly show pity for this poor child. He has no hope but you are on his bucket list before he leaves…”

      Like

  88. 276
    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Brilliantly funny!

    Like

  89. 280
    coldwarkid says:

    Stumpy Toxvic, no necked, smug dwarf.

    Like

  90. 281
    John says:

    I thought it was a brilliantly judged joke, because it poked a bit of fun at Obama’s electioneering style as well.

    I can’t understand why you find it offensive. Cracking more jokes about other aspects of Miliband’s charisma bypass would have been far nastier.

    Like

  91. 283
    I Roger Boys MP says:

    I bet her fanny is still “brand new” but she is still funnier than that Phi Jupitus bloke

    Like

  92. 286

    Traces Of Horsemeat Found In Clare Balding
    Don’t be sellfish… 12000
    Overrated presenter Clare Balding has been quarantined after a traces of horsemeat were found on her tits.

    Broadcaster BT Sport, who have the life expectancy of a humorless alcoholic, have tried to deflect attention from the scandal by taping Michael Owen having a danger wank.

    A source has confirmed that the organisation is almost certainly fucked.

    The source said: “Obviously, normal people don’t go horse riding, so most of us had no idea this could happen. Clare comes from a posh family who like whipping animals while sitting on their backs.

    Owen being congratulated before the biggest wank of his life

    “We never knew that could lead to MI6 knocking down our door and punching fuck out of any media studies graduate who dared to look them in the eye.”

    Asked why Michael Owen had been tied to a bed, the source responded: “Some quick thinking intern suggested we film a clean cut presenter pumping for power while turning his gas off.

    “Of course, with Michael’s boring persona, the very worst that could happen is that we appear edgy and cool, while he loses everything he was worked for in his life, including his job, family and self respect.”

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    Rupert says:

    Old Dykie Toksvig is past her sell by date. My Becky needs a new job and she would be great on radio – and she’s balanced – the right is just as good as the left one. Come on guys give her a big hand, give her the clap she so richly deserves

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