August 2nd, 2014

Get In: TechCentral at the Party Conferences

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With the pace of dramatic change and innovation in the world of technology – from driverless cars to wearable tech – public policy in the UK has lagged behind technological advances. In many respects this is due to the technology industry being more distant from politics in comparison to other public policy concerns like health and transport. Despite Britain having a large and vibrant technologically advanced economy.

Key public policy issues have in the past all enjoyed dedicated zones at the party conferences, with delegates and politicians flocking to hear about the latest advances and discuss hot issues. It’s long overdue that there was such a public forum to bridge the gap between the tech world and the political world. That new forum is TechCentral – a dedicated technology space within the secure zones at Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat party conferences, which will be attended by thousands of delegates.

It is unsurprising, given the importance of this year’s conferences ahead of next year’s general election, that TechCentral has secured partnerships with Facebook, Microsoft, EE, and TalkTalk. For example Microsoft will be offering sessions about coding and Facebook will be giving social media training for candidates using blazing fast 4G and wi-fi from EE. Afterwards Talk Talk will have you singing the night away with their X-Factor contest. Many other organisations will also be holding events in the TechCentral venue.

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A small number of opportunities for technology related organisations to hold their fringe sessions within TechCentral are still available. For more information about TechCentral, including partnership opportunities, pricing and the current agenda for each party conference, visit TechCentral or for more info email andrew@techcentral.org.uk.


571 Comments

  1. 1
    Oh!, the fun to come. says:

    I wonder how many driver-less cars will be bought by terrorists, fill up with the b angy stuff, set gps to address and go on holiday, it will certainly put those with the b angy vests out of business.

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    • 5
      Long John Silver' s parrot says:

      I would like one of those driverless all electric cars for Christmas.

      There will be no Vatable overpriced petrol to pay for .

      Electric cars never have accidents so no need for expensive (also taxable) insurance.

      If there is an accident then it is the fault of one of those human beings who can pay for the damage.

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      • 6
        I want a job before I get my pension says:

        Driverless cars lead to driverless trains and reduced fares for the punters.

        Bring them on.

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        • 9
          I want a job before I get my pension says:

          White van man will become obsolete.

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          • Jesus says:

            You’ve obviously never been a delivery driver. Its hard enough finding some places when theres two of you with local knowledge and a satnav. Can’t wait to see driverless vans trying to do 18 point turns to get out of country lanes.

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          • Achtung Spitfire! says:

            Well said Jesus. l

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          • MB. says:

            But we keep being told that delivery firms will use drones. :-)

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          • Yes but once you ve droned in the cement and the bricks and the trowel etc you ve still got to ferry the half arsed builders in to actually build the wall .

            Unless you re going to drop them head first from a helicopter ….

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          • Khan, Brand and the masseuse says:

            “Thames Valley Police started an investigation after the 31-year-old, who claimed she had been booked by Miss Khan as a birthday present for Mr Brand, complained that the comedy actor pushed her during an altercation at Kiddington Hall last month.

            Szilvia Berki, who is from Hungary, and charges up to £500 for a massage, told police she had been left upset and frightened after the incident flared up following a disagreement about the service she was to provide.

            No happy ending in this incident I fear.

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          • Watcher says:

            So when is “our” supposed “Prime Minister” going to condemn the criminal Israeli Reich?
            They must have an immense amount of dirt on “our” Politicians for them to be so stumm. They are obviously CORRUPT too.

            Be CORRUPT, be A “Friend of Israel”.

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          • Friend of Israel says:

            Oh do FUCK OFF you pillock.

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          • Watcher says:

            Hello ZioNAZI, killed any more kids today?

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        • 35
          Oh!, the fun to come. says:

          Stop dreaming and wake up, prices won’t go down they will just go up, today it’s minimum for maximum or you get very little for your money, service and fair pricing doesn’t exist in Britain, it can’t because we are overtaxed and people want lots of money from their pension pot which has too many hangers on putting money from your pension pot into their own, technology is always changing, it changes quicker if we are at war, hello Russia, is NATO knocking on your door, those old acorn valves, you have in some of your kit will certainly help you. .

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        • 244
          Banned says:

          No car is as much a joy to ride as my Rover 3500 Vanden Plas SD1.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            General

            Type Regular phone
            Style Other
            Antenna Extendable

            Input

            Input type 12-key / numeric

            Audio and voice

            Speakers Mono

            Size & weight

            Dimensions 13 inches (h)
            1.75 inches (w)
            3.5 inches (d)
            Weight 28 ounces

            Pricing & availability

            Availability Discontinued
            Original price $3995 USD

            Colors

            White

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      • 28
        Believe It Or Not and pay the Jizya says:

        Driveless cars will revive the rural economy as people can again go down the pub and get ratrsed.

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        • 44
          reading is optional says:

          Driverless cars around our way, just won’t be needed, they get ratarsed and still drive, well eventually get home, rural coppers after 8:00pm yor avin a larf , you have more chance of seeing Father Xmas than plod.

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        • 47
          Oh, yes. says:

          That’s the big selling point, I think. The idea of driving to some old pub in a village in countryside, spending the day getting utterly blotto (I’m well practiced at hiding my state from bar staff) and then have the car drive me back just about has me reaching for my cheque book.

          I think diverless cars should have drinks cabinets in the back, too. Driverless camper vans could be even better.

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          • reading is optional says:

            Problem is with a driverless car, how do you pick up your mates down a dark country lane, who left their cars in the carpark and with good intentions decided to stagger home, it’s hard to see them lieing next to the hedge if you don’t have full beam on and have control of the brakes to skid to a halt.

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          • to err is human, but to really fuck things up you need a computer says:

            Anyone remember that TV ad with computer-controlled cars driving full tilt from every direction through a crossroads ?
            I’m sure that it could be made to work, but a) it would scare the shit out of the passengers, and b) it would only have to go wrong once and the carnage would resemble a plane crash. No-one would ever trust such a system again. What can go wrong will go wrong sooner or later.

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      • 63
        The wrong Miliband says:

        “There will be no Vatable overpriced petrol to pay for .”
        Damn right ! There’ll just be the electricity to pay for, the price of which I did so much to push through the roof.

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      • 122
        Ippikin says:

        Hmmn, does the car run on thin air?

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    • 23
      Anonymous says:

      This government does not do technology.

      I was part of the 1980-2000 technology advances in the UK. When it was destroyed by the tax changes I went abroad.

      Firstly social media is not technology. It is just a use of technology. It is like saying letter writing and pamphlet creation was technology. The advent of cheap paper and printing is the technology, but the use of it was not.

      The second point is that technology is never the answer. I might have a vested interest in its profits but it should never be used as an excuse for lawless acts. Government is there to protect us from technology.

      The third point is that technology can always be broken. For example driverless cars. We all know humans are fallible and that computers are far worse. What computers can not do is cope with the future. Any form of technology invites subversion. Hacking. Even the advent of the post office required laws to prohibit theft of letters.

      A driverless car going down a road uses an algorithm to determine its braking. Obviously it should brake heavily for a child in the road. Obviously it should not break heavily for a bird flying past.

      So some decision level, and attribute accounting, is needed to determine if the brakes go on.

      Now take a youngster. What would be better than to find that threshold. Will it be a balloon on a stick, or a rock thrown across the road. Could you trigger it with a streamer? What ever it is, it will be such a laugh to find out. I can see whole websites discussing the limits for each car model.

      Then when the first software fixes are sent out would you drive the next day? I do not even download Microsoft fixes when they are first issued. What would you do if a radio report stated that a child was killed by an automated car? Would you take the bus to work that week?

      Technology is never the answer.

      (The answer to cars is to abandon HS2 and build a network of car transporters that replace the motorways. These would be electric “trains” and would allow charging of the cars while on route. If we want to be a leader then aim for the removal of all petrol and diesel cars. Killing off a technology is as good as inventing a new one. How many steam cars do you see on the road these days?)

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      • 30
        Where's my fucking owl says:

        Are you a member of Unison by any chance ?

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        • 78
          Maximus says:

          Didn’t read to me like a luddite; needs to be better theorized. But his point is sound – PPE’s know precious little, and understand bugger all, about computers and the intertubes or their social implications. Stupid is dangerous.

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        • 111
          Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

          my guess is the unemployment paid for his microsoft certification. couldn’t get a job and buggered off to new zealand

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      • 114
        Jim says:

        I’ll get in a driverless car when it can do this;

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        • 175
          táxpáyér says:

          What makes you think they won’t be able to do that?

          The car will know how fast all four wheels are going and how much torque is on each wheel, it’ll have more accurate knowledge of where the cars heading and the g-forces, oh and it’ll be doing the calculations thousands of times a second.

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          • Jim says:

            Because that manoeuvre requires something called ‘feel’. There isn’t a computation for that since a computer cannot ‘think’,

            The human brain far outwits a google computer, for now.

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        • 446
          Anonymous says:

          To hell with the driverless car – we want the hovercar, and we want it now!

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      • 130

        Driverless cars will only be useful if they can do something that human drivers can’t do, or can’t do at all well. People don’t have much use for tea-making machines because tea-making is easy and you can make better tea yourself. The technology has to provide an advantage other than the opportunity to have a snooze or fill up yet more time plugged into the Matrix.

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        • 176
          táxpáyér says:

          So you don’t use a taxi or public transport?

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          • I use public transport when it’s more convenient than walking or driving because, for instance, the roads are congested or there is nowhere to park. A driverless car would just be a different kind of car and would suffer from the same disavantages as a normal car – unless of course you could programme it to go and park itself until you summoned it to come and pick you up.

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          • táxpáyér says:

            unless of course you could programme it to go and park itself until you summoned it to come and pick you up.
            Why shouldn’t it?

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        • 275
          and a white whine for the marxists says:

          Their selling point is getting you back from the pub when you’ve had a good British session.

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      • 322
        Anonymous says:

        Some cracking info there anonymous.

        Just one thing though.

        What happens if the electricity goes off?

        Do we have the big equivalent of the wind up torch and radio or
        computer?

        One for EDF and their friends I think.

        Bon Journee.

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      • 382
        10 north says:

        How will it cope when autumn/fall first comes?

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    • 26
      Believe It Or Not and pay the Jizya says:

      Do you mean a burm?

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    • 72
      4-wheeled Drones says:

      Or, to quote Mr. Dylan:

      The eastern world, it is exploding
      Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
      You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
      You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
      And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

      But you tell me
      Over and over and over again, my friend
      Ah, you don’t believe
      We’re on the eve
      of destruction.

      Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
      Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
      If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
      There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
      [Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]

      And you tell me
      Over and over and over again, my friend
      Ah, you don’t believe
      We’re on the eve
      of destruction.

      Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
      I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
      I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
      Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
      And marches alone can’t bring integration
      When human respect is disintegratin’
      This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

      And you tell me
      Over and over and over again, my friend
      Ah, you don’t believe
      We’re on the eve
      of destruction.

      Think of all the hate there is in Red China
      Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
      You may leave here for 4 days in space
      But when you return, it’s the same old place
      The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
      You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
      Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace
      And, tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
      You don’t believe
      We’re on the eve
      Of destruction
      Mm, no no, you don’t believe
      We’re on the eve
      of destruction.

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      • 75
        4-wheeled Drones says:

        Or was it Barry McGuire, come to think of it?

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      • 88
        Maximus says:

        Not one of Mr Dylan’s finest efforts with figures of speech. The procession of trivial cliches resembles the sequence of isolated droppings left by a dog on its evening walk, not the coherent extended metaphor generated by a scintillating plethora of different figures that is characteristic of 60s Dylan.

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      • 126
        Ippikin says:

        So? Your point please . .

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        • 336
          I think he means... says:

          Post 1 refers, I think.
          Driverless cars.
          Used as Drones to deliver bombs.
          Eve of Destruction.
          Loose analogy.

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    • 109
      táxpáyér says:

      Labour support expensive travel options to hamper newer better (IMHO*) competitors.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28615392

      *I use Uber a lot it’s awesome. Much better than black cabs.

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    • 170
      táxpáyér says:

      Driverless cars will be bought by pissheads who don’t like driving, in order to get home from the nice rural pub with the v late license.

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      • 205
        Vacancy at the White House says:

        The same driverless cars will probably have one of those devices already being manufactured which analyse the putative “person in charge” for alcohol on their breath and do not start if alcohol is detected.

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      • 355
        Ma­­qb­oul says:

        A taxi would be far cheaper.

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  2. 2
    Another Engineer says:

    What would Microsoft know about writing good code? ;-)

    And what sort of techie would be seen dead at an X-Factor contest?

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  3. 3
    Back-to-Basics says:

    Sell your iPhones, Blackberrys, et al crapola and buy a DORO

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  4. 4
    animal says:

    public policy in the UK has lagged behind technological advances. In many respects this is due to the technology industry being more distant from politics in comparison to other public policy concerns like health and transport.

    If you want technology in this country to continue to thrive, keep it far, far away from political stupidity.

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    • 8
      The two Muppets says:

      Keep it well away from Labour , they will tax it out of existence .

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      • 19
        Ed Balls says:

        Hmmm.. (thinks).. a gigahertz tax.. yessss… that might work..

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        • 214
          táxpáyér says:

          Actually, not to make the idiot balls sound like he’s not a fool, but taxes on sections of the electromagnetic spectrum are legitimate areas to tax.

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    • 18
      Jack Ketch says:

      Back in 2001 when I was as pleased as punch with my Q-Tek smartphone, I was visiting Britain and was amused that the Labour Party were so pleased with themselves that they had been communicating election message “slogans of the day” to their candidates by pager. “PAGER?”, I thought–“I remember them, just.” The Tories had nothing (maybe telegrams?)
      As late as 2006 I had to renew my passport and I asked the British High Commission in Pretoria if I could download the forms from their website. NO, they told me, that’s too complicated. But they did have a Fax-on-demand service.
      Are our leaders low-tech? Runners with forked sticks, anyone.

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      • 21
        The only good MP is a dead MP says:

        Well, yes, basically. :-) Our leaders are the ones who wanted all ISPs to block the Pirate Bay without realising we can all download Tor and *poof!* we’ve got around the blocking.

        Abour 10 years ago a Labour MP came up with a ‘solution’ to spam email – ‘simply’ change all email addresses so they contained the postcode of the sender. So, DCameron@SW191AA.gov.uk.

        Yes, politicans really are so thick they, in the course of their job, suggest fundamental unworkable alterations to technologies that a far beyond their understanding.

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      • 90
        Maximus says:

        Are our leaders low tech? Have you seen typewriter orders post Snowdon?

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      • 373
        Ah yes, the Telegram says:

        Remember PECCAVI…

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    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      “public policy in the UK has lagged behind technological advances.”

      It better had lag behind because the alternate is that politicians know more about technology than the people marketing it. It would be absurd not to lag.

      Government role is to protect the people from the misuse of technology. It has to wait until it is hacked, subverted before it make laws. We do not want politicians to each learn the pit falls of a technology while carrying out government business. For example, if the government did not use memory sticks then we would be a lot safer. They should observe, not take part.

      The use of social media is just social media. It is not technology. First it was painting in caves, then came portable stones, slate and we continued to advance until we have, our pinnacle of achievement, a tablet that you can use a finger to write with.

      Wake up, we are still in the silicon age. There is the neural age to come.

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      • 42
        Picking Winners says:

        Thank you Mr Luddite. Your groat is in the post, once the post has been invented.

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        • 57
          Anonymous says:

          Does the government produce anything other than written laws that they can not even keep up to date on their website. A system that does not have properly linked documents.

          Does the government investigate by committees in rooms.

          Does the government travel to other countries to talk with other leaders?

          Does the government meet in one place to make decisions by getting up and walking?

          Government does not do technology. It should not be seen to either. It is best to have traditions, as opposed to be always be classed as backwards.

          The only need for social media is for their own social gratification. I know they do not listen to any individual, so it must be for their image, which makes it an election issue only. It would be like giving training to politicians in how to stand on a soap box or survive a visit to a city centre pub. That is the old social communication avenues.

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    • 46
      Picking Winners says:

      Go tell that to the South Koreans, Taiwanese, Singaporeans, Japanese and Chinese…for starters.

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    • 377
      non taxable pikey says:

      Copy the Israelis, the Chinese are.

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    • 449
      NE Frontiersman says:

      Agriculture has its own Ministry, and its contribution to GDP just about equals its subsidy.
      Obviously, computer game design, which contributes more to GDP than farming without any subsidy whatever, needs its own Ministry.

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  5. 7
    Mycroft says:

    So… fast paced… cutting edge… up to date…

    But…

    3 old, jaded and dead-beat parties and no mention of UKIP…

    Oh that’s really sharp.

    Just sayin’…

    I <3 UKIP

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  6. 10
    zzzzzzzz says:

    No comment

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  7. 11
    Anonymous says:

    “With the pace of dramatic change and innovation in the world of technology”
    one might be forgiven for imagining that the intellectual elite would have registered a glaring similarity. Betwixt acceptance and running of a bug ridden ideological programme, coded in some leader’s fevered brain then subsequently disseminated to followers, and the advent of virtual reality shoot-em down games. If this hasn’t registered and been immediately followed up by testing (through the use of elementary questioning techniques). To discover if an accepted ideology is sound in relation to external reality. Might that suggest politics is the last place to expect to find examples of an intellectual elite?

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    • 16
      Isaac Asimov says:

      A degree in media studies will get you nowhere in the future but it will cost you 50K nonetheless.

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  8. 12
    Jimmy says:

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is real journalism.

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    • 14
      Isaac Asimov says:

      The future is deflation and reduced all round employment with more leisure and longer life spans.

      Robots will take over alongside human body parts.

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      • 213
        táxpáyér says:

        Unemployment is caused by taxes on employment such as VAT, income tax, employee NI, Employer NI, sales taxes and corp tax, not by advances in tech.

        People who are employed create jobs, not take them, only when they are taxed away do they disappear.

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        • 221
          Tory Party Think Tank says:

          I thought unemployment was caused by people in foreign countries working their socks off for a pittance which is sometimes referred to as the global supply chain.

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          • táxpáyér says:

            Not really, it means there’s more spare money in this country as we get the same goods for less.

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    • 61
      Vlad the Loudhailer says:

      Has anyone seen the Middle East Peace Envoy one Tony Blair other than at his wife’s birthday party these last three weeks?

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    • 68
      The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

      How would a leftie know about real journalism, when for 13 years Liebour has supplied us with lies, scandals more lies, taxes and more taxes, Bliar , Brown , Balls and Milliitwit, but certainly not any decent journalism.

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    • 298
      Jimmy says:

      Just in case no one realised, I’m a total fucking mong.

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  9. 13
    elliemae9 says:

    Seems to me the only interest you’d get from our current crop of MPs is if
    a) There’s a direct opportunity for them to line their pockets or
    b) Line their pockets once out of office.

    Whether it’s technology or turnips, it’s wasted on MPs unless there’s a pound sign involved.

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    • 15
      Georgie Osborne's Blue and White Army says:

      How can you tax a robot ?

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      • 22
        Walter the Wobot says:

        You can tax the profits of a company that utilises robots on a per-robot working hour basis. You could also (if the robots are truly mobile, as one hopes they will be soon, because my lawn needs cutting) ‘tax’ them by making the owner donate the robot’s services (say, cleaning hospital wards 2 days each week).

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        • 25
          A hospital cleaner says:

          If you do that you will put me out of a job.

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          • A Black cab Driver says:

            If the Politicians promise to favour us over Uber Taxis then we will promise to pay fees and taxes.

            The fact that the Punters will be paying 40% more in fees is irrelevant.

            Cabbies and Politicians must stick together.

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          • Walter the Wobot says:

            Yep. When robots have dexterity at least as good as our own, and sharper intelligence (I’ve just been into town and think the day when robots are smarter than most people can’t be that far off), then we’re all out of jobs.

            Apparently, it will be “leisure time”, not “unemployment”.

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          • elliemae9 says:

            But an MP supporting driverless Uber taxis will be your enemy.

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          • Anonymous says:

            ” dexterity at least as good as our own”

            Absolute wrong. The dynamic range of a robot dexterity is extremely limited. A Human can adapt far better. One second it can thread a needle and the next throw a stone accurately.

            Robots only exceed in repetitive work.

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      • 43
        Picking Winners says:

        Yes, you could tax a robot with the question “Are you the sum of your parts or you just some parts?”

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        • 48
          Ernie says:

          I have stopped playing Chess with my computer because it always beats me.

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          • Achtung Spitfire! says:

            Where’s my Premium Bond jackpot?

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          • The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chess Players says:

            Being beaten at chess by a tiny blob of silicon can be terribly demoralising.
            Please help those who suffer by donating just £3 a week on-line or by texting CHEQUE to 1100-0000-1101-1111-1010-1100-1110

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    • 450
      NE Frontiersman says:

      13: Twenty years ago I thought this would be the best argument for privatising the railways, since the nationalised set-up – which seems surprisingly well-run, in retrospect – couldn’t stump up the necessary bribes to get the ear of government; the theory hasn’t turned out too well.

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  10. 24
    Birmingham 28 Sept - 01 Oct says:

    Birmingham City Council, advance notice.

    Men will be sat at the front, Inshallah, and women at the back.

    Men: ensure your beards are long. Women: no laughing, burkas mandatory.

    No white western whores.

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  11. 27
    david cam moron says:

    When Cameron has got WW3 going against Russia all cars will be driverless as there wont be any people left to drive them.

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    • 34
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Wars are a good way of keeping the working classes under control.

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      • 115
        Labour Party says:

        Not a problem any more, we ethnically cleansed them and replaced them with outsiders.

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    • 39
      Mr Helpful says:

      It will be a conventional war fought in Eastern Europe, so I wouldn’t worry about it.

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      • 49
        Jesus says:

        Hopefully behind the scenes the bosses have all agreed that Russia and Western Europe have too much value to be destroyed, but nobody gives a crap about Eastern Europe, so the war can be fought there. I’m sure Belgium would be esspecially relieved to see the next war moved eastwards, after having to host the last two events.

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      • 94
        Mike Robe says:

        All very predictable once the Eurovision Song Contest lost credibility.

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    • 129
      Ippikin says:

      Good, then I can do the ton with impunity.

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    • 232
      dumblemming says:

      Just typical of this idiot – pick a fight with Putin over Ukraine, which is none of our business. Does the idiot Cameron think he’s going to get more votes in 2015 by trying to start WWIII

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  12. 40
    Picking Winners says:

    At last! A serious post on Guido…even if it was paid for.

    This is indeed the sort of thing our politicians should be focussed on. In the modern age governments do need to get involved in picking winners. Modern fracking emerged directly out of government-funded programmes.

    As a country that punches above its weight in terms of science, technology and manufacturing know-how, we should be doing much more to support the creation of wealth-generating industries.

    One example is energy power storage. The government has made a small contribution to Highview but really that is the sort of technology we ought to be putting on a war footing with development over six months, not six years.

    Here is another example of a British development that has been ignored until recent validation by NASA:

    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/31/nasa-validates-impossible-space-drive

    Other examples where we need to focus effort include cheap assembly housing, electric transport, electric roads, 3D printing and indoor farming.

    To be fair the government is doing some things right e.g. supporting Spaceport development. Few people realise how much this country earns every year from space business – we are a world leader in the satellite business (thanks to good ol’ Rupe initially it seems, who based Sky here.

    Sadly though we are sinking a lot our investment potential (some $50billion) in High Speed rail, which looks more and more like a defunct technology – why make a complicated three or more part journey via High Speed Rail, tube, bus, taxi etc, if I can get in my driverless car and be taken door to door (at speeds in excess of 100 MPH on the motorway, because the technology is so safe)? The High Speed rail time saving will be negligible or non-existent and in a small country like the UK the driverless car will win out on convenience completely.

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    A E’uropean anti-ballistic missile system would be a worthwhile outcome.

    Most are unaware of the real implications of R’ussia breaking the INF Treaty.

    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-inf-treaty-russia%E2%80%99s-road-war-11001

    US it is not so much a problem for, but intermediate R’ussian nuclear ballistic missiles are an existential threat to E’urope – a security concern that the INF was in part meant to remove. Commentators seem reluctant to make that connection.

    Food for thought.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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      Always look on the bright side of life says:

      “R’ussian nuclear ballistic missiles are an existential threat to E’urope”

      Oh dear. How sad. We wake up one morning and Brussels has gone. Oh, the pain.

      Just so long as Russia takes out London, Birmingham, Bradford, Slough and all the other muzzbot-infested shite-holes, too.

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      • 56

        If Brussel’s was not quite so close to L’ondon that would not be of such a direct problem to the UK.

        However, the industrial centres further east would be more in the cross-hairs.

        INF transgressions should be stimulating real investment at the E’uropean level. Purchasing US systems would help bridge a gap, but locating of US NMD in E’urope before was one of R’ussia’s legitimate complaints, so US systems may not be politically wise to deploy.

        R’ussia could not raise the same objections to a E’uropean defence.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 51
      reading is optional says:

      You seem to be an expert at everything, is this your “thought” you have had, is it the EU dictatorships thinking, France and Germany have had major wars in the last two centuries and fighting the bear is one the Britain should steer clear of.

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      • 62

        R’ussia’s breaking of the INF Treaty was very muted big news.

        INF is a bit arcane but when the terms are looked at and a bit of reasoning is applied it becomes clear why it was pushed for as a replacement for the previous ABM treaty.

        As it stands, other than seeking to reduce nuclear warhead count globally, the only real interest for the US would be to keep its security costs for E’uropean defence down, and also suppress the need for E’uropean’s to develop their own anti-ballistic missile systems, and indeed ballistic missile technology itself.

        Avoiding a ‘missile race’ developing between E’urope and her neighbours would also have been a concern – one which R’ussia is now rendering void with its aggressive military expansion.

        Direct confrontation with R’ussia is best avoided, which is why containing R’ussia is important.

        Limiting the ability of R’ussia to project its force, and neutralizing its offensive capabilities are very valid policy options. E’uropean missile shield certainly fits, and would be an important part of the containment strategy.

        Revamping E’uropes intermediate range deterrent could help R’ussia choose to develop its own missile shield.

        That could coerce the country towards defensive rather than offensive capabilities, which in the long term would be much more in R’ussia’s interest.

        Placing US controlled or produced arms for purpose of defending E’urope from R’ussia’s intermediate threat would be politically hazardous.

        One should note that R’ussia’s approach became more hostile after the US decided to cancel their final phases of NMD in E’urope. That fact is relevant and should not be ignored.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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          táxpáyér says:

          Also Russia would probably not be in the Ukraine if they’d kept their nukes.

          Lowering defence invites aggression.

          Especially with Emperor Zero being more “flexible”.

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      • 141
        Fair One says:

        Too true both froggy & kraut corporals came a cropper fighting the Russian Bear; an all together 4th time lucky will not work either – we already tried that in 1919 and got our collective arses kicked.

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  14. 52
    Picking Winners says:

    …so axe HS2 and use the £50 billion to invest in:

    1. Robotics
    2. Energy storage
    3. Indoor farming
    4. Electric transport
    5. 3D printing
    6. Space business
    7. Atmospheric water extraction
    8. IT-based education systems (computer gaming for learning etc)
    9. UK as the world leader in online education
    10. 3D visualisation systems

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    • 59
      reading is optional says:

      11, lot and lots of major power stations coal/gas/nuclear, fck wind as it’s energy costs are too high before you get energy back, to supply energy to all this kit you wish to invest £50 billion in

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    • 82
      Vlad the Loudhailer says:

      I thought the government had invested in uphill gardening!

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    • 83
      Hear All See All says:

      Axe HS2 and SAVE £50 billion of expenditure.
      Leave investment to the private sector.

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      • 137
        The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

        We will be waiting forever for the private sector to invest in anything without a return in 3 months, go to keep those pension and bankers share holdings delivering, I wonder how many major private investment projects are on the go now and no public money is used to “help” lubricate the project into fruition.

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    • 203
      táxpáyér says:

      Er Tax cuts would be far better.

      The government is miserable at investment, and even when it is most of the ROI is captured by nearby landowners.

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  15. 53
    majorfrustration says:

    It could also be because with so many Government cock ups in the IT field and with no accountability that people just do not want to waste any more time on the techies.

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  16. 55
    Mendi Hasan says:

    Owen Jones,so you want pre1967 lines? Okay, we’ll give Gaza back to Egypt and the WB back to Jordan. Still no Palestinian state, you champagne socialist.

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    • 202
      táxpáyér says:

      You could just send all the ex-jordanians in the west bank back to jordan instead (where they were booted out from for attempting to over-throw the government).

      Like

  17. 60
    Sierra Leone's Commonwealth Games team says:

    We have bought puppies and wish to remain in Britain where we have established our new lives.

    Thank-you Engleesh, thank-you tax-payers

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  18. 64

    Perhaps realizing that too much psyop propaganda is not helping their image:

    They could probably afford Al C’ampbell’s fee if they need their PR cleaned up – unless of course he is a bit too extreme for them.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Oh!, the fun to come. says:

    Government and IT now that is a 404, they have too many “experts” they pay thousands of pounds a day to tell them what a gang of 12 year olds can tell the while the kids play on the school computers

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  20. 74
    Achtung Spitfire! says:

    This has got to be the most boring sponsored post ever.

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  21. 76

    Getting ready for the main event:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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      The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

      Looks like the EU dictatorship and Camoron want a war with Russia, Camoron should be reminded that he made the army, navy and airforce redundant and sold off all their kit , the EU apart from the Poland has no army worth it’s name, personally if Russia ends up in Berlin and Paris and Brussels then we won’t need a referendum about the EU as we won’t have an EU.

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      • 91

        It should be clear – those are R’ussian H’elicopters operating on R’ussian territory, just across the border from an area where R’ussia has been sending tanks, artillery and other heavy weaponry into U’kraine.

        That is undeniably a R’ussian declaration of their intent.

        Quite an impressive amount of hardware to mobilize. On top of the national mobilization of reserves announced earlier this week – should be concerning.

        Note: WWI started properly after R’ussia mobilized.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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        inside out says:

        We have the EU defence force,we are all doomed.

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          Confucious the Voter says:

          Just play the anthem in Russian’s direction. That should send them packing.

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      • 144
        Fair One says:

        Bring it on!

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      • 148

        In what way is it the EU’s fault if Ukraine wants to defeat armed rebels within its territory?

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    • 96
      RomaBert... says:

      Anything like the Russians I have come across, they will all be p*ssed, get lost or crash long before reaching their targets :)

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      • 99

        They seem to have sobered up, and M’oscow has reportedly had it’s best troops along that border for a while now.

        What you describe is more reflective of the ‘separatist’ force which R’ussia put in to DNR / LNR.

        R’ussia does lack the numbers to make this an easy win, or to hold captured positions decisively in the face of U’krainian counter attack.

        This war will be messy and long and needs to be contained.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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          The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

          Camoron shouting and yelling come on and fight us, without any backup, will certainly stop Russia from doing what it will do and that is take back Ukraine into the Russian sphere.

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          • C’ameron isn’t though.

            In fact C’ameron misled the UK about cutting arms exports to R’ussia back in M’arch. Worth remembering if any of those exports come back to bite the UK.

            C’ameron also still has not returned the donation from the ex-K’remlin guy – at least that has not been reported.

            The C’onservatives still remain very much under a K’remlin hold.

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Jimmy says:

            The Conservative Party. Sucking up to dictators since 1938.

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          • The Dead Kennedys says:

            The Labour party – sucking up to the United Soviet Socialist Republic for decades – only 10,000,000 dead there.

            I could go on with the other marxist genocidal maniacs you lefty swine venerate, but it would only give you a semi.

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    Mr Netanyahu says:

    BBC news: Which form of execution goes wrong in the US most often?

    If I had to pick one I would say the English language…

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  23. 79
    Abu Qatada says:

    I always call a spade a spade, until the other night when I stepped on one in the dark.

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    Laurie Penny says:

    Quick reminder, that Trafalgar Sq is buzzing today with Eid celebrations. Swing by. FREE

    Just waiting on Owen Jones who will bring along several crates of Bollinger champagne for quaffing.

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  25. 86

    Looks interesting. Good on you Guido for making money for the good work you do

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    Laurie Penny says:

    Additional targets from last night include multiple Hamas command & training facilities found concealed within 5 different Gazan Mosques.

    Aren’t Hamas just fucking bastards?

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      táxpáyér says:

      Airforce joke.

      How do you know you’ve accidentally bombed a Mosque?
      Because of all the secondary explosions.

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  27. 93
    Medhi Hasan says:

    For the avoidance of doubt

    I support a free Middle East, free from terror, free from Hamas, Al Qaeda, and ISIS. An enlightened, Middle East that has real liberty: a rule of law, genuine elections, property rights, religious tolerance, equality towards women and a rejection of terrorism.

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  28. 95
    Ken Clarke says:

    If a robot can issue a new passport faster and cheaper than a civil servant these days then it has to be the way forward.

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    RomaBert... says:

    Bring back the good old days :)

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    • 152

      Joan Littlewood’s Marxist propaganda play and film was a grave and spiteful insult to those who fought in and endured that terrible conflict. Featuring chirpy cockney lions led by chinless-wonder donkeys, puerile parody and historical distortion, it’s a mendacious and patronising dungheap of leftie agitprop.

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Perhaps a robot might be able to find that missing Malaysian airliner.

    After all it can hardly do any worse than all the King’s horses and all the King’s men.

    Its been ages now and people are already starting to forget.

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    Bibi says:

    We shall kill them on their beaches, we shall kill them in their homes, we shall kill them in their hospitals, we shall kill them in their schools. And no one will dare stop us, for we have the freedom to kill whoever we want. Like all the Brits we slaughtered at the King David Hotel, the 60th anniversary celebration of which I attended. And you gullible Brits still love me. Life is great.

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    George Monbiot says:

    I don’t know about driverless cars I’d like to see drivers without cars.
    Except me of course and anyone else who can afford a Toyota Pius that’s less than three years old.

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    Useful idiots are useful. And idiots. says:

    Is*ael unveiled a plaque in 2006 to mark the 60th anniversary of the King David Hotel bombing. Was the plaque dedicated to the memory of the 91 people murdered? Did it list all their names? Nope! It said “For reasons only known to the British, the hotel was not evacuated”.

    That’s right. They blamed the British for dying! It was nothing to do with Irgun, who planted the bombs and killed innocent people. It was all the fault of the British! And who was one of the guests at the 60th anniversary celebrations? That’s right, the current PM of Is*ael! Bibi very nice, Bibi very good!

    And yet many Brits still maintain unquestioning, unwavering and uncritical support for all that Is*ael does, even when their soldiers murdered Brits Tom Hurndall and James Miller. Not for nothing are useful idiots known as idiots.

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      Reality in this world is far far away. says:

      You will do a far better thing than winging on this blog by pissing off to Gaza or Izreal and go and help whichever side soothes your fevered brow, we really don’t care , the tribes have fought each other for thousands of years and will still be fighting each other when hell freezes over.

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    • 157

      I thought you might see the bombing as the heroic act of a colonised people throwing off imperialist something-or-other. Like you probably would if they were Arabs.

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      • 196
        táxpáyér says:

        Yep, this is a first. An ayrab who doesn’t like terrorist bombings of civilians.

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        • 354
          8x4 says:

          LOL, it’s the Iz who are STILL the terrorists. The Palestinians can’t have an army, so they HAVE TO do their own getting even.

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  34. 106
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    It’s pissing it down

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    Anonymous says:

    This is nothing less than lobying with an opportunity for the parties to receive non-reported payments from the companies in the guise of rentals for stands.

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  36. 119
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Modded – why?

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    Ippikin says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28614006

    Whilst I am sure this is of great concerne to the good folk of Lincoln, I had to smile when I read what the BBC reporter had to say;

    ‘Their location, “along an uninviting long and narrow passageway”, is also said to be a problem.’

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    • 125
      Chris Bryant says:

      My passageway is uninviting, well some of the time.

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      • 134
        Ippikin says:

        The real Mr. Bryant’s passageway is always uninviting. Well to me anyway, although I guess if he blacked-up, Mr Harman might be interested.

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  38. 131
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Question to the BBC and C4.

    Why not a single picture of a Hamas fighter.
    Why not a single close up picture of a Hamas rocket being fired.

    Now tell us the purpose of all of the Hamas tunnels running into Israel.

    It strange what the BBC and C4 leave out.

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    • 146
      BBC Mong says:

      We call it bias by omission; it what we do not tell or show that is the truth.

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      • 167
        Jeremy Bowen says:

        I see nothing

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        Teacher says:

        So, now you whine that the Palestinians may have tunnels from their own land (that you want to steal) to… their own land (That you have already stolen)!
        You could solve the problem amicably by stopping to squat the land at the other end of the tunnel and effing off back to Russia.

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    • 194
      táxpáyér says:

      They report a (far left) narrative, not the news.

      Notice the (National) SWP organised the pro-hamas terrorist marches.

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    Politicians and technology don’t really mix, except as a means to kill large numbers of people in horriblecways.

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  40. 138

    Where Eagles dare…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 143
      Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

      I thought I told you to fuck off ?

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      • 145
        Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

        look I’m sorry to be rude but we really don’t need to pour fuel on the fire, if you understand ?

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        • 158
          Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

          Don’t be daft.

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        • 164
          Jim says:

          So a conflict with Russia will help UKIP?
          How so?

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          • It must be understood that the conflict is R’ussia against us (us being the civilized world aka the West).

            How can UKIP turn that to its advantage is a better way to frame your question.

            Part of UKIPs appeal is its underlying theme of civic nationalism. That is encoded in its messages about ‘fixing Britain up’.

            Some quiet reflection should reveal where UKIP fit in – particularly as it appears the more traditional parties have been somewhat compromised.

            H’arman gave the game away some time back with a loose lipped slip of the tongue. Worth looking that interview up – she was admitting a reality at the time.

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Jim says:

            Fair enough, I just think you should calm it with the ‘war talk’.

            That is some shit that, frankly, this x-pop-factor bunch of hairspray wearing numpties who are our ‘youth’ would be ill prepared for. They go into fits if twitter doesn’t work.

            And I don’t like this East v West thing, I think here in Europe, the real divide in character and outlook is more North v South. Northern Europeans are similar from East to West. Our differences extend the further south you go.

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      • 165
        concrete pump says:

        His posts make for interesting reading.

        Yours do not.

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        • 178
          Jim says:

          I would hope not, I don’t post anything of supposed interest, merely my opinion or observation. Plus, this aint my demographic.

          I wasn’t questioning how interesting his posts were, I wondered why, as a seemingly thoughful person, he was continuing to prod at the ‘war’ angle, when it is clear that that is in no-one who frequents this blogs’ interest.

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          • táxpáyér says:

            I’m interested. So feck orf. I can decide for myself what my interests are.

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          • concrete pump says:

            It’s a unique take on things. I’m very curious but not that clever.

            He/she writes everthing like a headline.

            Succinct, concise.

            Much like propaganda (I’m not that daft).

            But very interesting.

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  41. 139
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like we now know where that $IMF loan is going to be spent.

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  42. 142
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    It is rather frightening to realize that the country past and present is run by people incapable of setting up their own e-mail accounts, yet pretend to be experts on world politics, technology, global warming, education, finance, health, etc. etc.

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    • 160
      Pope Alexander says:

      A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – and those who claim the right to govern us seem to know so much less than any of us.

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    • 179
      táxpáyér says:

      Dunning Kruger explains a lot.

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    • 565
      Chuka Umunna, the tailor's dummy says:

      ” … the country past and present is run by people incapable of setting up their own e-mail accounts,”
      You mean the country is already run by UKIP ? Why did no-one tell me ?

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  43. 159
    Waster from Swindon says:

    Body parts of a man found at a Bristol recycling plant may have come with waste from Swindon, police say.

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  44. 166
    Anonymous says:

    We want the hovercar, and we want it NOW!

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  45. 169
    twinkle says:

    There are no more incompetent people in the world at technology or engineering or accountancy than politicians and bureaucrats.
    I bet you couldn’t make one half decent engineer, project manager or accountant out of the lot of them
    Project failure has been is now and always will be the main feature of public sector projects.
    A Public Accounts Committee report found that most UK central government systems are doomed before they start because no one will be responsible for ensuring that they succeed. In 2009 it found that there has been 25 years of failure of projects. They just don’t learn, or can’t,” he said.

    Its ludicrous to even pretend that our PPE political elite could ever design a working grid system with wide enough margins for weather and down-times etc. To be that good they would have to be chartered engineers and be able to undertake and understand complex maths and statistics.
    Incompetence rules OK.

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  46. 173

    British and German holidaymakers joint worst, says rest of Europe
    01-08-14

    EUROPE has ended the argument about whether British or German holidaymakers are the worst by confirming that they both are.

    Tourist destinations across the continent have confirmed that the ones who won the world wars and the ones who won the World Cups are essentially interchangeable.

    Dimitris Martakis of Greece said: “Both are fat, both are blindingly white, both drink beer until it is seeping out of their eyes and both are idiotically proud of their damp, grey hellholes.

    “When a shaven-headed man with tattooed moobs is screaming at me to pour the shots in his mouth quicker, does it really matter which language he screams in?

    “Unpalatable national cuisine, techno music, a pig-headed refusal to take siestas – the only reason you despise one another is that you’re so alike.”

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  47. 174
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Will these ignorant pricks who belong to Hamas never learn ?

    Iron Dome downs rocket over Sderot, 2 others hit open areas in Sdot Negev Regional Council http://dlvr.it/6VS6ng

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      Teacher says:

      What you need to learn, Shlomo, is that there are negative consequences from stealing land and committing crimes. I am sure that sooner or later, you will.

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  48. 181

    Tinker, tailor, soldier, …

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  49. 188
    Mad,mozzie Medievalist says:

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  50. 197
    Chuka 'NObama' POO-MOAN-a says:

    I hope Chuka Umunna gets mugged, and beaten by some gang of his own race in his own constituency. He should go back to his Villa in Ibiza named ‘The White House’ and run for office there under the title ‘Ibiza’s NObama’.

    Chuka Umunna is more NObama than Obama.

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    • 209
      Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

      Hands up anyone who wants me to catch a plane to West Africa to help eradicate Ebola.

      Like

      • 432
        Nuke Nigeria before their people destroy our countries says:

        Never trust anyone from Nigeria or of Nigerian descent. Their country is not politically stable.

        Nigeria has a growing economy, but it has many drawbacks such as:

        (1) Illiteracy.

        (2) Wealth Inequality.

        (3) The Threat from Boko Haram.

        (4) Political Corruption and Bureaucracy.

        (5) Lack of Electricity.

        (6) Nigerian are heavily involved in Scams, Drugs, Weapons, Rituals Murders, Sex Trafficking, Terrorism, and Bribery home and abroad.

        (7) North (Islam) and South (Christian) divide.

        (8) Nigeria is overpopulated and Nigerians are uncivilized. They are among the most dishonest, lying, cheating, pretentious, homophobic, closet-racists, aggressive, materialistic, money-obsessive scumbags.

        (9) It is among the top 20 failed states.

        (10) Nigeria has problems tackling fatal diseases such as AIDs and now possibly Ebola.

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    Lotsa dishonourales looking for freebies, weekend seminars etc. Of course they won’t have a clue about what’s going on!

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  53. 212
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    PCR says:

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    • 227
      Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

      I’ve got a stammer like that. It’s a great victim card and I often play it, especially if I get caught out lying.

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  55. 223

    P’utin doesn’t want his g’ulag real estate to Federalize and tell M’oscow where to go. So, State censorship and adjusting ethnic mix a la S’oviet times by relocating refugees from U’kraine to enhance central control is R’ussia’s solution.

    Just in case anyone was still thought they had changed…

    (And who did this recently in the UK also… :-D )

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  56. 229
    A pox upon you all says:

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  57. 230
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I have moved to the front of the anti-Isr’ael bandwagon as Michael Doucher says it’s a guaranteed vote-winner.

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  58. 233
    The Voice of Reason says:

    “In all of the thousands of column inches I’ve read demonizing Putin over the developments in Ukraine and MH-17, I’ve yet to identify a single compelling answer to this question: What vital US interest is at stake if Russia keeps Crimea and helps to defend the Russian-speaking people along its border? To my knowledge, it’s not yet been articulated by anyone at the State Department or White House.” – Chris Martenson

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-31/wests-reckless-rush-towards-war-russia

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  59. 235
    IS THE DAILY MAIL'S COMMENT SECTION FRAUDULENT? says:

    Are comment “boards” / websites immune from prosecution for fraud?

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      a handful of cunts type most of the bollocks that appear on these sites says:

      It’s yet to be tested but I would say yes to your moniker. These are interesting times with respect to how much money a website can generate through imaginary “hits” and “comments”
      It is fraud on a huge scale but the internet is still rather in it’s “Wild West” stages.
      We’ll see. Some time in the future, we’ll all be wondering how they ever got away with it.

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      • 241
        me and my imaginary friend says:

        + 2

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      • 247
        piss staynes says:

        The proprietor of this blog claims to be Irish. That’s fraudulent, surely?

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        • 250
          a handful of cunts type most of the bollocks that appear on these sites says:

          Maybe. As I said, these are the first murmurings from the kids on the street. They feel that websites (no names mentioned, note) such as order-order.com should man-up and admit that they are, basically, trying to scam money from the dozey adfartisers in order to provide their, aesthetically-challenged, offspring with iPods/braces/ride-on tractors/whatever. It’s never going to be rocket science to prove this site is actively engaged in fraud.

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      • 249
        Tachybaptus says:

        At the moment 1 in 20 of Twitter accounts is a bot, and the proportion is rising. Among other uses of bots, wannabe celebrities use them to create fake fans. Wonder how many commenters here are bots? I can think of a few that seem likely.

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        • 251
          a handful of cunts type most of the bollocks that appear on these sites says:

          That’s no excuse for perpetuating this fraud, Steve.

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        • 256
          E says:

          We may post under pseudonyms, but YOU are actively engaged, day after day, in trying to extract money from the suckers, darling.
          You are complicit in this fraud, I’m afraid.
          Shifting the blame to Twitter or some other web phenonemon, and claiming “but they’re doing it”, is no excuse, I’m afraid. That is the classic defence of the fraudster.
          Now, I have to get to Tescos but I may be back later.

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      • 253
        John Pierpoint Morgan says:

        I’m certainly amazed that I ever got away with it.

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    Ludite says:

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Fraudulent input could be considered an abuse of the ether but we still await an EU ruling. Meanwhile back at home a well respected high court judge has told everybody to keep their mouths shut (?).

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  62. 239
    Grant"The cheeky chappie" Shapps says:

    Ladies what do you do with your arsehole before having great sex ? Drop him off at the Golf Club

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    Oh...happy days says:

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    Heir to Blair says:

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  65. 246
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    We LibDems are chasing the mozzie vote as they now out-number the J3wish vote in the Country. :)

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      The invertebrate liar in no. 10 says:

      Just how many people do you think you can cram into the phone-box where you meet, Nick?

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    Hear All See All says:

    British taxpayers help fund £20billion EU handout to struggling Portugal

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/494220/Portugal-Handout-Bail-Out-EU-Portugal-Taxpayers

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    Mr Galloway says:

    IslamicState gruesome video executing Iraqi POWs. Holocaust all over again. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGrZ3GJkK9Q

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      Phil Hammond says:

      Time for a Trident MIRV on Mecca and Medina.

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      • 255
        Owen Jones says:

        Mehdi Hasan: “Only one place for decent, civilized people to stand, and that is on the side of Israel.”

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          Teacher says:

          LOL! You fucking liar!
          “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.”

          Ovadia Yosef, popular Chief Rabbi of Israel

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        Heir to Blair says:

        You copied that comment from the comments section of the youtube video.

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      Mad,mozzie Medievalist says:

      The religion of piss is going great guns doing a great job.

      There must be a huge shortage of virgins in pisslam’s paradise by now.

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        Teacher says:

        Hello Shlomo! How much do the Iz pay you to come here and hatemonger?

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          Schlomo, for I, not mad,mozzie medievalist, am he says:

          You don’t need to take the Israeli shilling to realise that, like Thalidomide and lead in petrol, pisslam was not one of mankind’s brighter ideas.

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    A fun article:

    And another:

    h**p://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/743326

    Vote UKIP :-D

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      Nigel Mirage says:

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        It’s always a bit spooky when the occult is invoked – and that UKIP story was covered locally a few days back. (Check #tomorrowspaperstoday)

        But who is the Moonchild ?

        Sun ran him on their own front page the other day. Hypocrites ;-)

        Vote UKIP :-D

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          Can't put my finger on it says:

          @ EU Troll.

          Why is it I don’t trust you?

          It’s not just the EU war with Russia thing, or your monika and ‘ticked’ flag, there seems to be something that is just not quite right.

          Hope I’m wrong.

          Vote UKIP (for real)

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            i am not the only one then. to i he/she is too ‘orchestrated’ Or castrated perhaps?

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          • Hope is not a strategy, and trust on this medium is irrational.

            Check the sources always.

            You really should bridge to a certain Brand of Peaches (see Mail front page for an odd hint) and focus on the symbols. Then you will start to see with clearer eyes and realize that you may have perhaps been looking at the wrong thing in the wrong way. Old habits are hard to change.

            However, this may give you another interesting focal point:

            But there is another more basic sign to be seen which is an E’gyptian Ace of sorts.

            Liber 77 – There is no G’od but Man – is not my thing spiritually, but worth a read:

            h**p://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib77.html

            Check against the UN declaration ;-)

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

          Don’t be daft.

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          EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

          It was i’s own choice to not comment today until now. Just watched as is i’s right and choice RT.s under.ground (@8:30 – 9:00 pm UK time).

          John Pilger – i listened intently of bbc et autres’ bias / odessa unreported why? / near the end they showed an earlier clip of Ed Milibandwagon frothing about the 3 ‘kidnapped’ Israeli boys yet today Ed ‘froths’ [so a complete reverse of tack] about Cameron’s ‘silence’ over the dead Pal.estinians – politicking / hypocrisy? … you decide.

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          • O’dessa may be touchy for other reasons:

            h**p://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/01/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-moldova-idUSKBN0G13QR20140801

            Some history:

            Ed’s frothing: Demonstrating that he is not a Z’ionist ? Many J’s in UK have been protesting against what is happening. He perhaps realizes that images of dead babies in vegetable freezers could perhaps work to undermine the political legitimacy of !srael – That is something worth frothing about.

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            Thus Ed is 100% politicking. Dirty Schmuck.

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            p.s. there are public domain pictures of Ed ‘n daddyboy Miliband – visiting that disgusting statue in London – of Karl Marx.

            When is that statue going to be torn down?

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            Mr EU PET – go and watch the fucking programme i mentioned – you won’t like it but at least you can admit you watched it.

            Objective / balanced / fair – not blinkered to one side all the time.

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            @EU PET – try with your apparently unlimited access to just about everything Picture Post 1936 / 1939 – who are the Zio.nists … Interesting reading that is – and published not that some want it to be too widely remembered now.

            p.s. Just think about who really ‘wanted all them books burned’ … clue it wasn’t Hit.ler.

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          EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

          i told you and others on here to look at ISIS the moon / the river at the start of the Thames in oxford et fuckin cetera …

          When the ptb get really scared they always revert to it’s them ‘aliens from outer space’… Blah, Blah, Blah Jahbulon mumbo jumbo bollox.

          Why was Yoran Moofaz at the departure of MH17?

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      R’ogozin would like to colonize the moon.

      Here are some other musings of his…

      Vote UKIP :-D

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    OK. Jim, the Scottish troll (not to be confused with Jimmy) has suddenly gone shy. Shit happens.

    I had posted “Many of the greatest Scots have left their country. Who can blame them? Be honest!”

    He responded with:

    ..and many haven’t.
    Has no-one great ever left England, or Wales?
    Is your inference that no-one great is left here, or that no-one
    great should be?
    
    Or is it that this place is such a shit-hole no-one would want to be?
    
    If you think that living in one of the sunniest places in Britain
    with a tropical climate, white sandy beaches and within the
    most uninhabited areas of Europe, able to fish for atlantic
    salmon or shoot wild venison, is bad, then I pity your
    narrow mindedness.
    
    The fact that we have virtually zero state interference,
    amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, a relaxed way of life,
    great roads, friendly & helpful neighbours, and a lot of wealth,
    whilst being able to tap into employing some of the cleverest
    people in the world, is just a wee additional benefit to the above.
    
    My guess is that you were thinking of the wee strip through
    the middle.
    
    I’ll gie you the tar, if you’ve got the brush! 
    

    I say this:

    You are reading my post out of context.

    I often quote David Hume on here. You may be aware of his Fork…

    My travels have taken me to every inhabited island bar one. I have a great deal of love for the place and its peoples, even for the wee strip through the middle.

    That central belt is the now the metaphorical inheritor of the previous savagery between the MacLeans and the Campbells.

    But as you say there is much beauty in the lochs, the isles and up the bens.

    But there are one or two shortfalls which I am sure you might admit to.

    * I swam for almost a mile in the 25° waters of the Adriatic yesterday. Last time I swam off the Isle of Harris (at Beitearsaig, on the Bagh Huisinis, have you been there?) it was 7° and I did not stay in for long…

    * The overweight stage of so many in Glasgow and surrounds is distressing. No wonder their average age is the lowest in the UK, at just over 60. Tragic.

    * The rain does get on your tits eventually. RLS’s relocation, ultimately to Samoa, is perfectly understandable.

    * The hold that socialism has taken in Scotland is distressing.

    But I believe that the people have a choice and they will exercise this soon.

    I also support the independence of the Shetland Islanders from Scotland and hope you will add your voice to this! :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

    (I didn’t ask him who built those great roads of which he speaks. ;-) )

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      The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

      The only interest I have with Scotland these days is they vote YES next month, but as they like to hang onto the English coats they will vote NO, I wonder what their ancestors would say to them voting NO, North Britain is alive and well, Scotland died in September 2014.

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        EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

        The whole Scotch referendum – is a big sham – to keep the masses distracted. What per se would be the effect on their whole unlawful ‘illegal legal system’ …? Haven’t read zilch about that in published print … so the whole thing is a sham.

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          Jim says:

          Exactly, it’s a scam alright. In the EU, but Independent?!
          Aye right.

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          • Jim says:

            And SC, I have got a life outside of replying to your self-important posts, sorry I wasn’t on it quicker-I’ll do better next time.
            Call me a troll, sure, if it helps marks out your importance.
            Legend in your own mind, eh?!

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          • Jim says:

            Here you go, I’ll even post the reply, you dauddery auld sod;

            SC;
            Perhaps it was out of context, but the inference was still there that the place is not worth staying in, depressing, rampant socialism aside, I give you.

            My irk was with the fact that one can find shite or gold in most places, it just depends where you are looking.

            The socialism which exists here is indeed depressing, but it is a throwback to the clan days to which you allude. (never trust a campbell!) The majority of Scots have a pathological desire to percieve wrongdoing, and attempt to right it, no matter how deluded the path. That is a problem, I grant you, but equally it has enabled us Scots to have a disproportionate level of success and invention throughout our more enlightened times, and to a lesser degree modern times.

            We may fuck things up occasionally, but bejeezus we will give hammer and tongs for our beliefs.

            I swam off a sandy beach yesterday, here on the Scottish riviera, and whilst I didn’t have a thermometer strapped to my ankle, it was warm enough to be pleasant, but definately not 25deg. The lack of civilisation and a beautiful sunset made up for the discrepancy in temperature.

            Glasgow fatties are not my concern, I live in the country, am not fat and my missus is 30, Polish and ex swimwear model, so I get to see a nice figure whenever I want. (That really is true, even my pals tell me I’m punching above my weight.)

            The lower life expectancy here is shocking, after 15 years of devolution that is an embarrasment. The waste I see in the NHS is terrible. They scream Westminster doesn’t give us more of our own money back, I reckon they need to be more efficient.

            And yes I’ve been to Harris, sailed past it only 3 weeks ago en-route up the caley canal to Bergen, via Faroe, Orkney and Shetland.

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          • @Jim

            Inference is in the mind of the beholder

            I have given you a clue of how closely I have known your country and you have granted me something in your first paragraph.

            So perhaps neither of us is as apart as we first thought. Call me an old fool, I don’t mind, really.

            But you say you don’t care about the obese in Glasgow (they are by no means confined to that part BTW.) The real point is that you are paying for these types! And they cost the NHS a disproportionate amount of money. They are, if you will, fed by socialism and look what good it does them!

            As for your Polish missus. Good for you. It is in the mind that you find equivalence though. So your remark about punching above your weight is highly limited. Many women in the UK have a highly predefined disposition to how a man-woman relationship should be. It is judgmental on an incredibly trivial basis. My experience of continental woman is that they trust their instincts much more. If there is any truth in what I say, I blame the British media, especially the ghastly BBC.

            Caley canal? Love it. All those locks which used to be a swine to traverse before they mechanised it, within my memory.

            But this is a political blog, not a travelogue! The hearts and minds business. There is a referendum coming up. Many of the ‘deep-fried Mars-bar brigade’, you will appreciate I am using mental shorthand, are going to take a Braveheart view of events which bears little resemblance to history.

            Think about what it might be for an English person to give the opposite view from what suck folk may expect. It is to provide a rather colder shower than the dip you enjoyed yesterday. You will know that, when you emerge from that cold water, your brain goes extraordinarily clear after twenty minutes or so due to the improvement in blood circulation to the brain that this provides. Far better than any drug. So think about how stance must often be opposite to what is expected in order to elicit a given response…

            Not that it means anything much, I have four Scottish histories on my bookshelfs including the four-volume ‘Edinburgh’ by Duncan. I have the complete set of Johnson’s papers too. I do make attempts to find out what happened in past times, Campbells or McLeans notwithstanding.

            Do not worry! We can still call each other names, whatever happens… :-)

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Jim says:

            Dauddery Auld Sod is a term of endearment in ‘these parts’, which belies a little respect.

            I think we are talking at cross purposes, I am severly in the minority in my thinking amongst my Scottish friends and collegues. I hate socialism, and I hate what it has done to my country. Lazy, fat people abound.

            But that doesn’t mean that we are ALL like that. It is the generalisations about Scotland I cannot stomach. Our supposed prediliction towards deep fried mars bars being one example. I am nationalistic, but abbhor nationalism, patriotic but not blinkered.

            Unfortunately, I have attempted to engage with the Braveheart brigade, and they are ‘not for turning’. I think one of the most difficult tasks in the world is convincing a Scotsman to change his or her mind. As I said, it is a trait which can be a help as well as a hinderance, but in wee Eck’s mind he is banking on this fact.

            The moment Glasgow won the commonwealth games bid, I was sure that his plan would be to amplify the differences between nations, at the same time as competing ‘together’. I think he felt it illustrated his point of ‘Independence’. I am acquianted with a couple of people whom were responsible for the bid, and these folks had shallow self-interest in the outcome.

            I have no doubt that the skewed impression of my country is in largepart based on the portrayal by our supposed national broadcaster. Although, I do not wish to see the sort of blinkered Scottish-only reporting which is all that is offered as an alternative.

            You started with the name calling (Scottish Troll) and I am happy to desist.

            And yes, the Caley canal is much better with the mechanical locks!

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      Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

      Don’t be daft.

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      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      Research the odd illnesses taken by the top legal judge Lord Hamilton in Scotchland and the links to a model Cameron Russell – there’s no accounting for accounting or plod scottish style.

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    • 513
      Jim says:

      I also replied, expansively, but don’t let facts get in the way of your wee greet!

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    Nigel Mirage says:

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Oh what a tangled web they weave says:

    How Israel helped to create Hamas

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/making-enemies/

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    +++MIKE SMITH DEAD SHOCKER+++ says:

    Please God. Can Simon Mayo be next? Thanks.

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      Sally Traffic says:

      Don’t forget that irksome twat, Matt Williams. If I have to listen to one more fraudulent *confession*, I’m going to puke.

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      • 306
        a distant admirer says:

        Yeah! The BBC have a history involving fakery. Those confessions are so obviously written by the same journalist that I’m surprised nobody has raised this issue before.
        BTW: How’s George Pearson these days? Love to Bill etc.

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      • 320
        Sally Traffic says:

        No, he isn’t and, yes, I’m back on the Golden Virginia, Old Holborn.

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          Village Idiot says:

          ….Raspberry,coltsfoot,clover flowers, lemon balm, plantain heads ,mullein,damiana and wormwood, all cured slowly, are what I make my smoking mixture from!…Just for occasional use,adding the unmentionable herb ,wihout the use of tobacco!

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          • Village Idiot says:

            …Raspberry leaves,that is!

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            that annoying twat richard bacon would be my wish, if the lord is listening ?I’m sure his demise would make a lot of listeners very cheerful

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        • 405
          Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

          I used to buy 500grms of Drum or Duma ( I do not know why the name change, maybe copyright ) for a tenner in the Paris cafe which was cheaper than the duty free but then my work colleague died of smoking induced emphasemea that’s not how you spell it, it is the condition where you drown in your own fluids and that put me off.

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        Old Holborn says:

        Sal. Is Daniel Smith still with Moira and have you managed to kick your twenty-a-day roll-up habit yet?

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    Anonymous says:

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    What will H’annity make of this Brand:

    Whoops.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  76. 296
    Labour Gov says:

    It turns out that bringing in lots of Indians to work cheaply, putting indigenous workers out of software jobs and putting off youth from studying tech at university – is not such a good idea after all.

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    Anonymous says:

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    James of Glencarr

    A different view of the Highland Clearances:

    http://www.clanjames.com/clearances.htm

    Many of the villains were Scots. Can that be true? Shurely shome mistake.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 329
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      You are not the SC of old – SC would never shy away from any discourse with i.

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      • 334
        The Random Mohel says:

        Why should anyone want to engage in discourse with you? It would be like diving into a slurry pond.

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        • 409
          Jesus says:

          BW is like the Hamas of political blogging. No home of his own he sets up camp on the land of others. Like hamas he cannot ever take yes for an answer and every time common ground is within reach he demands ever more cognitive disonance from anyone who engages with him. You could agree that every single thing since the pyramids was the work of homozioloons and he would call you an idiot for not seeing the demise of the dinosaurs was also their doing.

          He is a tedious gimp of the lowest genetics.

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    • 474
      Ailurophile says:

      Compare and contrast with the Social Engineering performed by Cromwell (“may his name continue to be cursed, down the generations”) in Ireland of the 1650s, as detailed by this helpful tool from Trinity College Dublin:

      http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/

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    • 490
      Ailurophile says:

      Hot off the presses (well, almost).
      Another view of Social Engineering by England:

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    a distant admirer says:

    Why are you posting MSM front pages?

    Is it to make yourself feel you’ve “arrived” and that you’re a “player” in that tiny pond which 80% of UK citizens don’t buy into and, of the other 20%, only 2% read from first page to last?

    Are you desperate or just insane?

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  80. 323
    Joss Taskin says:

    ISN’T THAT E MILIBANDWAGON ??

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  81. 328
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Afor i go – Murdoch is still a bastard – but ‘who’ got to Neil Chenoweth – such that Chenoweth – didn’t pull the plug on Rupe in the 1970’s? Who indeed…?

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  83. 333
    RED LEN says:

    BALLS OUT – A BUMHUM IN.

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  84. 342
    Miliband wagon rolls again says:

    Milliband slams Dave over GAZA

    No10 say
    “We are shocked that Ed Miliband would seek to misrepresent that position and play politics with such a serious issue.”

    Why they shocked? its just another passing bandwagon the milliHunt could not resist. Its in his DNA

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      Bob Fleming says:

      Also 99% of the British public aren’t interested either

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      The Usual says:

      It’s Sunday (the day when most people watch the TV news), so the Labour spin machine has to feed some crap to it’s allies in broadcast news, so they have an excuse to attack the Conservatives.

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  85. 347
    Laurie Penny says:

    If Islam is the religion of peace, then why aren’t its extremists extremely peaceful?

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  86. 348
    Peter Tapsell says:

    Hitler’s medical record states that he suffered from uncontrollable flatulence.

    Good Morning.

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    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    I have just noticed that on my underpants there is the instruction ” keep away from fire”. which seems like sound advice.

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  89. 372
    Laurie Penny says:

    An open letter to Mayor Lutfur , mayor & twerp of Tower Hamlets, who has chosen to fly a Palestinian flag on his town hall.

    https://www.sites.google.com/site/wwwrabbipetecouk/home/publications/an-open-letter-to-lutfur-rahman

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  90. 375
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    MUSLIMS KILL – WAKE UP OWEN JONES — Video: HAMAS members torture a Gazan civilian and breaks his legs: http://bit.ly/1mbsBuU

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  91. 376
    Grant"the cheeky chappie" Shapps says:

    Dinner from the Weymouth Food Bank Beef Strogonoff – strips of local fillet, flambed with mushrooms, brandy, onions & cream served with rice

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    Taxfodder says:

    TECH CENTRAL….errr WTF?

    Where is the plot rumor and conspiracy in this story?

    Are you awake Guido, is your hand still on the tiller or possibly something else?

    Has the the poor state of our roads, schools, parliamentary corruption and assorted lard arsed MP’s, power crazed local councils and knob head BBC suddenly gotten better?

    In which case can we soon look forward to a “children’s corner” with join the dot puzzles, sing along songs and kid friendly stories…..(they certainly would be more interesting than TECH CENTRAL)?

    In the words of my 6 year old granddaughter to sum up in her own brush off withering style………BORING! BORING! BORING!

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    • 380
      elliemae9 says:

      Calm down dear, this is a sponsored ad, one of those that keeps him in alcohol…and apparently he needs loads of adverts to maintain this lifestyle.

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    Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  94. 384

    Schadenfreude ?

    But who could have confirmed ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  95. 386

    ISIS Captured two oil fields Ain Zalah and Batma, which are close to Zumar, which have a total production of ~20k bbl / day. (From Times Of !ndia report…)

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 388

      ISIS captured three fields according to Reuters: Add Sufaiya.

      Batma / Sufaiya are undeveloped fields.

      Report indicates also that both al-Nusra (S’yrian al-Q) and ISIS (IS) forces were involved in L’ebanon attack which killed 8 L’ebanese guards. It does not indicate that the militants were actively collaborating, only that militants from both orgs were involved.

      It is unclear why al-Nusra would be involved in an attack on L’ebanon.

      Vote UKIP :-D

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    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    I read Baroness (is it) Ashton racked up 10 thousand quid a week on travel expenses last year . While I can see how this might be possible I’m not sure it is justified.

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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  98. 397
    Bibi says:

    Another day, another school blown up. Committing mass murder is fun! Just like when we murdered 90 of you Brits in 1946. Thank you for all your years of support. You’re expendable. :-D

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  99. 398
    Bibi says:

    War! What is it good for?!

    Killing lots of civilians, that’s what.

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    Anonymous says:

    They must have paid a lot of money for this sponsored post.

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    • 404
      Bibi says:

      Hello Anonymous. Your house is not your house anymore. You have 5 minutes to leave before we bulldoze it and build a new settlement. We suggest you go to a UNWRA building a few miles away where you’ll be safe. We promise.

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  101. 401
    Bibi says:

    Do you like our final solution to the Pali problem?

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  102. 402
    Bibi says:

    Sorry for the delay in a new thread. Your esteemed host is recovering from a hangover after a party last night at the Is*aeli embassy where they all got drunk watching and enjoying videos of Pali kids and hospital patients being exterminated. Aint no party like a final solution party y’all!

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    Let’s be careful out there.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    Is this fugitive drug dealer who is arrested in S.africa the same guy who sold loads of people the same ostrich ? you have to give him points for innovation.

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    Bibi says:

    I love the smell of white phosphorous and corpses in the morning.

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    War or Peace ? Europe divides.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Lost portraits of the Somme:

    h**p://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/lost-portraits-of-the-somme-100-images-of-tommies-posing-before-they-went-over-the-top-now-can-you-help-to-identify-them-9638636.html

    The 13lb gun which is believed to have fired the first round at the battle of the Somme is with the K’ings T’roop R’oyal H’orse A’rtillery Guard. (See Trooping the Colour 2014 for detail.)

    h**p://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27103178

    That gun is still operational today:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 426
      REALITY CHECK says:

      Vote ukip for Nigel ‘nice guy but no seats’ Farage. Get Balls, Millibandwagon and Harman.#cuttingnoseofftospiteface

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      • 427
        Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

        SEVENTEEN SEATS ?? I’ll take that !! :)

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        The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

        Cameron is a loser, he’s lied his head off time and time again and his U turns are beyond belief, as the owner of a Diesel car, I want him gone next May, vote UKIP.

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          RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

          THANK YOU xxxx

          Ooooh look, you’ve cut off your nose to spite your face. We’ve got a new tax for that eventuality. :)

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          • Dimmy Dave Cameron says:

            Yes, please vote for me. I’m generally just as shit as Ed Miliband, but at least my presentational skills are better.

            So, forget for a moment that I’ve increased the deficit, doubled the debt, increased immigration and increased foreign aid (by 28% in the last year) whilst simultaneusly closing care homes for the disabled.

            Don’t for an alternative! Vote for Meeeeee!

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          • RED LEN says:

            Absolutely agree ! xx

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          • The wheels of the bus go round and round says:

            Who cares which of the LibLacCon merchants get in, we get no change just taxed to hell, cut off your nose to spite your face, no just a new political party to vote for, you would do better to vote for UKIP, then you wouldn’t get crazy red Ed in..

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      • 557
        The Voice of Reason says:

        Oh dear…after all the vituperation of Miliband…he’s likely to win an outright majority?

        Really shows how weak this government is. Why? Because year after year it delivers lower living standards for average families. Fact.

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  109. 428
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    handy tip of the day
    .
    apparently if you want to get rid of a body it is a good plan to have access to a freezer unit. That way you can saw it up into manageable chunks without all the mess.

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  110. 431
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    Russia, China, America.
    Do not squabble over things that are of little consequence.
    Pool together your genius.
    amalgamate your treaties
    develop feats of engineering
    where everything is possible for human race

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    • 437

      As an aspiring scientist, did it not occur to you to enquire as to why you had failed?

      Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 439
        Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

        Don’t be daft

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      • 443
        Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

        listen cat I’ve got a question for you.
        do you think that you asks questions for the purpose of receiving enlightenment or for the development of a new concept or do you think that you ask questions to demonstrate your vast knowledge and experience ?

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        • 494

          If you tell me satisfactorily why you answer a question with another question then I shall willingly answer your question, Mr Fumblefuttuck.

          Meanwhile Vote UKIP :-D

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          • EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

            SC – you are noted of the past – for your pitiful evasion from answering simple questions that have been put to you – your reverse and counter rhetoric is well ‘n truly exposed. Remember ‘There’s something about Mary’ – gotcha.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            well it is not difficult to answer I write under artificial pen name but you address this fiction in a sort of banter whereas I ask a serious question of you personally.
            So question that you ask is not really a question but noise.
            I think it is clear that eventually they all come running home to mummy however strong they appear in tweets

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          • @Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed )

            So, sir, when you write under your “artificial pen name” (which, in some seemingly inexplicable and “noiseless” way, differentiates your goodself from myself, in terms of posting), do you think that you ask questions for the purpose of receiving enlightenment, for the development of a new concept or do you think that you ask questions to demonstrate your vast knowledge and experience?

            Your last sentence has no basis of fact in any universe of which I am aware as I do not Tweet, even contingently.

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Hushed Tone says:

            A creator of noise accuses someone of creating noise. Interesting.

            Fumblefuttuck’s first paragraph is a logical mess. His examiner was entirely correct.

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    • 440
      Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

      by pooling of national genius human creates first interstellar craft with warp 5 capabilities. and boldly goes where no man has gone before.

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      • 458
        Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

        Baroness Ashton cowers in the corner of the foyer of the 1500 quid per day ( on your expense) hotel and says ” NO no, no man will go where they have never gone before”

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  111. 445

    One for the left…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 495
      Picking Winners says:

      There can be no doubt that ISIS must be reinstuting slavery, as Boko Haram have done in areas under their control.

      Like

    • 559
      Disgusted, Bexley says:

      So ends a day without a post about plots, rumours, conspiracy, tittle-tattle or gossip, and the next thing up will be Rich ‘n’ Mark’s painful attempt at humour. Meanwhile the comments, as usual, have been dominated by the dreary raϲist rants of Blowing Whistles, and little sensible has been said.

      I think I’ll take my refund (thanks, Guido, very generous) and fuck off to Breitbart, where the posts and comments have something to do with real life.

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  112. 448
    More rubbish magic to add to the landfill says:

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-28629519

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  113. 453

    Rail Freight Intermodal Terminals is a co-business of iPort Doncaster UK. iPort Doncaster is a largest business ever UK.

    Visit Once Please
    Warehouse Doncaster | iPort, Doncaster, UK

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  114. 456
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The usual dead brain-rotting prose we get in a ‘Sponsored post’.

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  115. 459
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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  116. 460
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    By power of thoughtful mind child comprehends and laughs at and dismisses adult ideas, then develops joyful ideas in forward progress / going forward of human

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  117. 462
    Confucious the Voter says:

    As an ex Cons voter, what Cons fail to realize is that now, being a UKIP member and therefore voter, getting rid of the devil is now just as satisfying as getting the saint. Either way I win, Cons lose.
    I’ll bet there are thousands or more just like me.

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  118. 463
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t recall much fretting about health and safety when NATO were carpet bombing the place? #Where’sWilly?

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  119. 465
    Jimmy says:

    More nonsense from Cameron:

    “Karen Brady to be made a Tory peer
    Cameron to give football club boss and Apprentice star peerage amid speculation about possible candidacy for London mayor”

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    • 469
      Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

      Not half as barmy as the suggestion being floated around by Red Ken Lyingscum that he should be given a Peerage and a seat in Red Ed’s Cabinet, if Heaven forfend, Libor win a General Election.

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      • 476
        Eurotard Camoron is a cunt who's fucked-off everyone. He & his party of cretinous cunts are toast. says:

        “if Heaven forfend, Libor win a General Election”

        If?? IF?

        It’s a foregone. The only question is: when Labour take over from the Supreme Imbecile’s band of euromong faux-Tory cretins, will anyone notice the difference?

        (Answer: “no”)

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  120. 470
  121. 472
    McPoison says:

    PLEASE VOTE LABOUR OR I WILL LOSE MY HOUSE.

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  122. 477

    Vine is the future…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  123. 478
    Jimmy says:

    I often wonder why people think I’m such a fuckwit. Is it because I always conveniently forget about all the mistakes and utter fuck ups labour made between 1997 – 2010?

    I must look pretty stupid being such a hypocritical twat the whole time. Then again I’m a labour supporter so I have absolutely no sense of judgement whatsoever.

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  124. 479
    Foreign aid is really Jizya, be honest once libra con says:

    Kerching Isis.

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  125. 485
    Final Solution says:

    I have a simple direct question for those of you enjoying Is*ael’s current offensive. If Bibi announced that they’re going to exterminate the entire Palestinian population in order to annexe Gaza and the West Bank, would you support him? I’m assuming you would. This isn’t about killing terrorists or destroying Hamas, this is about obliterating the civilian population and civilian infrastructure. If you support that, that’s your right, I’m just curious to know if you would support any overt admission by Is*ael that full scale genocide is their goal.

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    • 489
      Grow Up says:

      If the israelis really wanted to exterminate Gaza, they would have done it years ago and bugger what anyone thought.

      Hamas are tossing rockets non-stop into Israel; perhaps you feel that Israel should fire a rocket back each time? Would that be proportionate?

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  126. 487

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  127. 488
    Murder is fun! says:

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  128. 492

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  129. 496
    Where do they get the singers from says:

    Just wonderin, they said the Scottish Commonwealth games was the best ever, I would have thought if Scotland says NO next month will North Britain just become another county of England, wonder how haste ye back to North Britain will sound.

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  130. 497
    ***YAWNS*** says:

    No fuckin Sun+ promotion today , babes ??

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    • 499
      Tinker, from the litter tray says:

      One misses it when it’s not there. I like my shit regularly.

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      • 501
        Nigel, I plummeted to earth @ 150mph and walked away with some fag says:

        501

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        • 504
          ***YAWNS*** says:

          Even that gets boring after a while.

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          • Tinker, from the litter tray says:

            He’s replying to his previous comments, no doubt.

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          • Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

            He goes up and down, dear. My Reg, God bless his memory, used to go from side to side. He learned that method from his Sunday School teacher, apparently.

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          • Nigel, I plummeted to earth @ 150mph and walked away with some fag-ash on my lapel, Farage says:

            Well, I know the deep cupboard is empty so I’m going to have to use my special powers to locate the hidden stash.
            Toodles.

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          • Joan Tree says:

            Can I interest you in one of our Alpha 6 alcohol detectors,
            Nigel, I plummeted to earth @ 150mph and walked away with some fag-ash on my lapel, Farage?
            I’m off to jail soon so I, and Sam, have a special offer on at the moment.

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          • Nigel, I plummeted to earth @ 150mph and walked away with some fag-ash on my lapel, Farage says:

            Oh, OK. How much?

            Like

          • Joan Tree says:

            Well, because this is a one-off clearance sale, I can bang you one out for eighteen twenty-five thousand pounds sterling.

            Like

          • Nigel, I plummeted to earth @ 150mph and walked away with some fag-ash on my lapel, Farage says:

            That sounds rather extortionate but I AM gasping for a snifter. I’ve wired your company, Keygrove, the required amount. What should I do when the detector arrives, Joan?

            Like

          • Joan Tree says:

            Just stand near the deep cupboard and tilt your hand until the ariel points towards it. Go inside and, if there’s nothing alcoholic there, carefully replace the equipment in the magic pouch (not provided as standard but can be purchased from Keygrove Intl. for five pounds hundred thousand pounds) and proceed to the wine rack in the Spare Room.

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          • Nigel, I plummeted to earth @ 150mph and walked away with some fag-ash on my lapel, Farage says:

            Can you give a price for your Spare Room detectors?

            Like

          • Joan Tree says:

            I have a suspicion that you are not a, bona fide, customer of Keygrove International.

            Like

          • I ♥ dc law says:

            No kidding.

            Like

          • Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

            Are you having another mid-life crisis, dear? My Reg, God knows he’s passed, used to come over all fragrent in the presence of beauty with brains.
            To me, he always smelled rather light-and-bittery.

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          • P.C. Filth says:

            She wasn’t the most beautiful woman EVER, sir, but she was just lovely.

            I ♥ dc law :)

            For you, madam:

            Like

          • D.C. Joanne Law says:

            Hi! I noticed the light bouncing off your shiny, silvering hair and balding pate.
            Were you winking at me or was that just your eyeballs, involuntarily, telling the rest of your brain to keep up?

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          • P.C. Filth says:

            SIR- Yes, madam. Mentally undressing you required a certain amount of blinking. Blinking, mentally, in the Jury Room toilet required a certain amount of dressing, sir, but, thankfully, the authorities had provided more than enough tissue paper.

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          • D.C. Joanne Law says:

            I like to finger my winky whilst masturbating. Do you have CocoPops for breakfast, Filth?

            Like

          • P.C. Lovely says:

            SIR- Coffee and roll-ups usually, madam. I think my Quadro Tracker, tuned to the frequency of BS, is trying to point at me, right now.
            I could fight it, if you’ll bear with me …….

            Like

    • 512
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      No GF article in the scum either … ???

      Like

  131. 498
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    IDF have assassinated leading Hamas terrorist Achmad Mabchuch who was involved in the Tunnel construction & smuggling ….GOOD

    Like

  132. 503
    Anonymous says:

    Commonwealth Games closing ceremony surpassing the opening with a dirge like atmosphere- boring speeches – the crowd want some fun not dirge like songs and boring speeches.!!

    Like

    • 525
      Where do they get the singers from says:

      I’ve heard better singing, at a piss up in a brewery, when everybody was pissed and the karaoke machine was left on, music to make men walk by, total rubbish.

      Like

  133. 519

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like

  134. 524

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Like

  135. 530
    F##k the MSM says:

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  136. 531

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 539
      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      Hey EU – back up one box to No 530 – toodle pip.

      Like

      • 542

        Yes – seen this before. P’ilger have a lot of time for.

        C’homsky’s ‘Manufacturing Consent’ is well worth a read also.

        NB: You may have noticed that I don’t really take too much notice of any particular news outlet – with a few exceptions, such as the M’ail.

        There is a reason for that.

        If you look carefully you may begin to properly understand what P’ilger is really talking about. Notice that he is presenting a counter propaganda as a propaganda on a propaganda channel.

        Read the C’homsky as well – very illuminating.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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        • 546
          Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

          Don’t be daft

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        • 562
          Hushed Tone says:

          The propaganda/counter-propaganda point is well made about Pilger here.

          Chomsky could well produce a ‘Manufacturing Credibility’ sequel using the BBC as his starting point.

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  137. 553
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    I am the devil, I am that, ask me how many villages i destroyed and wiped all knowledge of the existence from the earth, I will answer 10 thousand villages I destroyed a million families with thoughts not conceived by my action horror and destruction was sent to encourage chaos in the screaming of the children I sought happiness because I am the Devil sent to dwell amongst you.

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    • 554
      Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

      my skills are legendary look what I do now, with little effort pain and suffering is my game as I go about my task, I just ask for a little sympathy

      Like

  138. 561
    Dave lessons learnt says:

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  139. 564
    Bibi says:

    Another day, another school to blow up.

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