August 18th, 2014

Speaker Watch: How Bercow Will Spin the Canberra Criticism

An astonishing intervention from the Clerk of the Australian parliament has put a cat – or a tiger – among the pigeons.

The selection of Carol Mills for the £190,000 job of presiding over parliamentary procedure was described by the highest officer in the Australin parliament as bizarre. An affront. An embarrassment.

You need a peculiarly corkscrew vision to see into the Speaker’s ways. His appointment of a chief clerk who knows nothing about clerking is a fine example of his twistiness.

Australian Carol Mills, director of facilities in Canberra parliament, was appointed to the £190,000 job by a panel selected – unprecedentedly – by the Speaker.

The appointment has been gathering controversy over the summer recess for more reasons than one. It’s a power grab. The process was improperly managed. It’s an example of his policy of Diminish and Rule. It’s effectively abolishing the position of Chief Clerk. It has astonished the Commons.

Opposition is gathering on all sides. Labour, Tory, male, female, legal and parliamentary.

But let us look ahead. The Speaker wants to present this row as Tory men opposing any attempt to modernise the House of Commons.

Criticism of Carol Mills will be spun by him as evidence of misogyny and conservative reaction. He wants it to be seen as a battle between Labour women and Tory men.

Yesterday’s story in the Mail on Sunday undermines this cunning plan. The testimony of the clerk of the Australian Senate attacks the appointment on grounds of professionalism and experience.

Clerk Rosemary Laing wrote:

“We were utterly taken aback when we heard Carol Mills was front-runner to replace Sir Robert Rogers and have followed events with disbelief and dismay.

“It seems impossible someone without parliamentary knowledge and experience could be under consideration for such a role. It is bizarre and an affront.”

This is not a battle for female equality. This is a display of the Speaker’s increasingly erratic campaign against his ancestral enemies, the ones who snubbed and snobbed him in his youth.

Leave his pathology to one side.

Has he considered the effect of this appointment on Carol Mills herself?

She will have been lured out of her depth. Tempted out of her circumference. Brought in to operate in an intensely alien environment by the Speaker’s assurances, his guarantees and under his protection.

Australian women have particular qualities of gutsiness, plain speaking and focusing on outcomes, unconstrained by precedent and convention. She may survive this.

But if she fails, she will serve the Speaker’s purposes just as well. Her martyrdom will help the Speaker’s long war against his enemies.

He has destroyed the career of more than one official. And Carol Mills wouldn’t’t be the first woman to be properly damaged by him, either.


  1. 1
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    It’s all going upside down :)

  2. 2
    Boris Spasticky says:

    “Australian women have particular qualities of gutsiness, plain speaking…”.

    What, like Julia Gillard.

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    Centre Parting says:

    Yes but she is Welsh.

  5. 5
    MB. says:

    Labour controlled Glasgow City Council have shot themselves in the foot.

    Evening Times

    Hundreds of US visitors cancel Glasgow trip following council’s decision to fly Palestinian flag

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    She will need a Visa if she has an Australian passport

    Obviously there is no-one in this country available to do the job

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    As long as you regard Burke-o as the most enormous tosser, it all falls into place.

  8. 8
    Sir Fateous Piles (Dead liberal kiddie fiddler) says:

    Who will rid me of this meddlesome Ju

  9. 9
    RomaBert... says:

    Tits up by the sound of it!

  10. 10
    Yasser Araffat Burger says:

    Patricia Hewitt?

  11. 11

    Bold and Brilliant – IS does Satire:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    RomaBert... says:

    Excellent news……

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    sir rob rogered says:

    what facilities was she managing – bars bogs & brothels?

  14. 14
    RomaBert... says:

    Canteens, catering and cleaning staff, allegedly :)

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Sort of sums up media these days —

    mistaking ear plugs for rubber bullets.

  16. 16
    Dave, Ed and Nick says:

    The health of our beloved Westminster parliament is a central concern for us. Except when it comes to Europe. And judges. And devolution…..

  17. 17
    James I & VI says:

    Despite all the indignation poured out on here about the odious little dwarf and his slag of a wife, nothing changes. If I had my way he’d be put on the rack like Guido’s namesake was back in 1605. Only trouble he’d be too short – well to begin with that is. As for employing the descendant of criminals, an Australian to boot, in the position being discussed, words fail. Just as well she isn’t called Matilda.

  18. 18
    Broon Bottle says:

    British Jobbies for British shirkers

  19. 19

    On every level this choice of bathroom tiling is wrong:

    Vote UKIP :-D

  20. 20
    nell. says:

    Continue to hope that bercow does not get re-elected in his own constituency in 2015 and that that will then see the end of this troughing couple who who have brought parliament into even greater disrepute than martin managed.

  21. 21
    Cpl Hicks says:

    Is that eeyepblowinggoats shower?

  22. 22

    If history serves me right it could well be his gas stove.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Baroness Boothroyd has just spoken on this.

    Radio 4 interviewer dire, but Boothroyd’s comments (circa 1327) well worth listening to.

  24. 24
    Sailor Sam says:

    In Tudor times something would have been cooked up and Mr Speaker would have lost his head literally. Unfortunately he remains intact and he is just loosing his head figuratively.

    Time for the post of Speaker, the First Commoner, to be combined with that of Leader of the House and to be purely ceremonial leaving debates to be chaired by high court judges on rotation.

  25. 25
    Farley the Charley says:

    Great, Bercow is destroying Parliament, just what’s needed, let’s turn the sewer back to a sewer and knock the building down and turn it into a car park, we can save a fortune after sacking all the 640 so called MPs and all the hangers on in the lords, we can pay the staff a decent redundancy and be quids in, carry on Bercow the sewer belongs to you, for now and as your just an MP you will get what you deserve from your electorate.

  26. 26

    I predict that Parliament won’t actuaaly do anything about this, because there is no money in it, nor any votes.

  27. 27

    Bloody foreigners taking our jobs

  28. 28
    Sally says:

    John assures me he chose her for her looks.

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  30. 30

    Just get the BBC to call the cops over some CSA stuff. Sorted.

    Or grope beyond P’ussy Riot:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Anonymous says:

    Boris should be persuaded to offer to stand there.

    I suspect the party’s local association would welcome that.

    As would the wider Conservative Party, and probably MPs across the board.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Refer you to comment 23 above.

    Boothroyd has suggested that a select committee should look at all this.

    Very dismissive. Worth listening to.

  33. 33
    Tinfoil Hat Maker says:

    Hopefully many more refusals to follow . The only shame is that trip alone would be worth a fortune to hotels and small business .
    The council must be very pleased at what they have achieved .

    This is typical lunatic behaviour from a party that thinks it could run a country.

  34. 34
    annoyed user says:

    Time somebody serious stood against this fool.

  35. 35
    Hitler had the right idea says:

    he seems to have a thing for drunken uncouth women

    obviously a masochist, sally probably forces him to eat her cream pies

  36. 36
    sixupman says:

    Can someone set-up a “” petition, on the issue?

  37. 37
    Tinfoil Hat Maker says:

    Nearly turned me to stone looking at that !

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    If it weren’t so clean.

  39. 39
    Alex Salmonella says:

  40. 40
    Hogarth's Ghost says:

    Why is Richie Benaud in the picture?

  41. 41
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    No, Whistles is allergic to clean water.

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  43. 43
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    They would if Salmond reneged on his share of the National Debt.

    Academic though, the vote will be NO.

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    Combat: fight, battle against, do battle with, wage war against, take up arms against, strive agains says:

    avid Cameron just said that Britain is not taking up a combat role in Iraq.

    So just what is firing missiles, dropping bombs and killing with drones if not combat?

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

    This twisted and bitter little man, Bercow, is trying to destroy the nation bit by bit. He needs to go in front of a firing squad.

  46. 46
    David Axlegrease says:

  47. 47
    Combat says:

    Fight, battle against, do battle with, wage war against, take up arms against, strive against, contend with, tackle, attack, counter, oppose, resist, withstand, stand up to, face up to, make a stand against, put up a fight against, confront, defy;

    I would say that Dave has very definitely placed Britain in a combat role, in Iraq.

  48. 48
    Sinsbury gutless chief says:

    We are so pro palestina we are going to fly their flag and if the US carry on we will do the ITIT black flag.

  49. 49
    SAA office says:

    When Gill Paye was promoted from paper clip counter to Sarjeant at arms John saw a precedent.

  50. 50
    Juniper root says:

    Not if you are Hindu, it’s not.

    As kids we used to draw swastikas everywhere but for some strange reason the current generation has a phobia about them.

  51. 51
    Bruce says:

    No Sheilas.

  52. 52
    Farley the Charley says:

    The Scots will vote NO and us English will take the piss out of them for the next thousand years or more when they have another referendum and vote NO again, I can go to North Britain after next month and instead of getting the history of Scotland and the tour and what us nasty Englishmen did to the poor Scots and shout NO to freedom but YES to benefits, the enjoyment after years of listening to the Scots go on and on and the embarrassment when I tell them they voted NO to be English slaves and you can’t blame the English, we never had a referendum.

  53. 53
    Shaw T says:

    Best train them to fire from the kneeling position first though.

  54. 54
    Dave, Ed and Nick says:

    Quite right. Because destroying the nation is our job.

  55. 55
    Farley the Charley says:

    You don’t and will never represent me as the only time I will vote Liebour is when I’m dead and one of your cronies uses my name in a postal vote, even then you won’t represent me.

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    Alex Salmonella says:

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    David Miliband says:

    + he took a Mickey Mouse degree and flunked the easiest part of it.

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    Ziggy says:

    “It seems impossible someone without parliamentary knowledge and experience could be under consideration for such a role. It is bizarre and an affront.”

    I take it that this also applies to most MPs and members of the House of Lords? So basically she will quite at home! Blind leading the Blind?

  59. 59
    Jock McSponger says:

    You’re a typical Ingerlish basta’d, ain’t ye?

    Basta’ds, all of ye! Filthy basta’d Ingerlish basta’ds, I hate ye!

    PS: send more money.

  60. 60
    albacore says:

    Whoever Parliament’s working for
    It sure ain’t the British any more
    Forget this trifling nit-picking
    Give all the rats a good old kicking

  61. 61
    John Burqua says:

    Does it really matter? The weak governments of the last twenty years and the incoming mooz 2020 black flag government allied to a mooz EU means you are all fucked if you don’t comply. Think Mosul.

  62. 62
    Boris Spasticky says:

    Yeah, except your swazzis go the other way.

  63. 63
    A laundry basket says:

    Oh shit – another Julia Windbag.

    By the way does not E2R have a say in who holds this position?

  64. 64
    Ocker Bogan says:

    Australian women have burnt jubblies and bucket-like minges.

  65. 65
    Ed Miliband says:

    Next you’ll be saying that a multimillionaire immigrant who lhas never had a real job and who lives in a £2 million mansion paid for by ordinary workers and who has no idea whatsoever what the average family spends each week on food should not be leader of a party dedicated to socialism and British workers!

    PS. Cost of living crisis.

  66. 66
    sir rob totally rogered says:

    thanks Bert

  67. 67
    Australian says:

    Farking whinging jockstrap

  68. 68
    Ben Stiller says:

    Meet the Fokkers, and convert or die.

  69. 69
    TUC BOSS says:

    Do as I say but NOT DO as I DO!

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    Massive Cock on a Train says:

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    táxpáyér says:

    Gillard wasn’t gutsy she was a liar.

  72. 72
    Observer says:

    The poisoned dwarf poisons on…

  73. 73
    Germain Greer says:

    Harsh but true!

  74. 74
    Cliff says:

    WOW I’ll have some of that!!

  75. 75
    Ocker Bogan says:

    Cue the drongo who keeps posting pictures of blown-up Arabs…

  76. 76
    táxpáyér says:

    We’ve asked Sainsbury’s if they also plan to stop selling anything made in Gaza, but they said they do not sell rockets.

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    Aaaaaargh says:


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    Yes, it would be a problem.

    The colour scheme is wrong and there are four missing dots.

    The H’indu’s would not rotate the symbol by 45 degs as this one has been, or embed in the sun on a socialist red backdrop.

    If it was not in black, horizontal, and with four dots in each of the quadrants then it would be fine.

    The proportions of this s’wasticka are also off, from H’indu point of view.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    The Establishment is infested with Nonces says:

    He means that we are not sending conventional armed forces to fight in any manner which could be portrayed as “boots on the ground”.

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    I ♥ Jihadees.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    The Establishment is infested with Nonces says:

    ISIS have killed way more Muslims this year than Israel would ever try to.

  82. 82
    Kathy Lette says:

    I resemble that remark!

  83. 83
    Kylie Minogue says:

    Those lard buckets are English ex pats

  84. 84
    Erkel says:

    thats Pietersen!

  85. 85
    Owen Jones says:

    Dad if I eat three shredded wheat will my Willy grow a big as Ian Bothams?

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    The Establishment is infested with Nonces says:

    That shower is apalling. It is disgusting that anyone could ever even consider doing that in a shower. I mean, just look at it. The spaces between the white tiles and the spaces between the red tiles do not line up where thered and white tiles meet. I would not pay the builder that did that!

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    No! Some Civil Servant Mandarins with art degrees should be controlling how money should be spent furthering the boundaries of science and technological advancement! Oh and the advancement of p**********!

  88. 88
    Ocker Bogan says:

    I know mate, but where’s the Pallywood drongo? He’s usually turned up by now.

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    The F’inland flag is a bit of a give away.

    Now: Didn’t David Cameron accept some True Finns into his EP group ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Erkel says:


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    To the tinfoil hatters says:

    If there really was a higher level of governance.A supreme court of elite bankers/Juice/Arms manufacturers, then a twat like Bercow would be disappeared.

    Think about it.

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    Something somewhere has turned to stone says:

    “This webpage is not available”

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    The Establishment is infested with Nonces says:

    Actually, there are supposed to be experts in constitutional and parliamentary law and procedures to assist the MPs in the commons, in all areas of Commons duties.

    The problem is, her role is one of, if not The, most senior expert roles in the commons and she is utterly clueless about it.

  94. 94
    Owen Jones says:

    The wizard of IS

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    Fed Up with the sexually abusive posts on here says:

    Guido, can’t you do something about the sexually abusive posts against women which are constantly posted on here?
    Women should be feel free to be able to participate in politics without being subject to abusive comments aimed at their boobs and vaginas by the grotesque animals that roam the web. Nor should we have to read them in the political arena.
    What on earth is wrong with these people? If they want to wank over porn and talk dirty, there are websites for that.
    If this continues, like many other women, I will give your blogs a miss completely, which is a great pity on my own behalf.

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    Very PC Plod says:

    I weep for the victims who paid people smugglers to get them into this country in a container lorry.

  97. 97
    A laundry basket says:

    The only decent woman to come out of Oz in the past 50 years was that lovely Seeker after truth Judy Durham.

  98. 98
    Handycock says:

    Now now sweetcheeks, don’t get your knickers in a twist. We know this politics lark is a bit tough for your little brains.

    Now be a good little princess and get the kettle on.

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank god (or whoever) that not one 1sraeli child has been torched. The whole world would have had to go into mourning. Oy! the suffrink!

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    One for @BW:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Maximus says:

    And may yet be prosecuted in connection with union funny business. I think the appropriate term is not “gutsy” but “broad in the beam”.

  102. 102
    Optional says:

    Bye Harriet, close the door behind you.

  103. 103
    Guidol Fawkes says:

    Ain’t you getting enough darlin’ ? ;)

  104. 104
    Tel E Caster says:

    Just the thought of it gives you a semi, doesn’t it?

  105. 105
    Dorkass says:

    In. Duh. Pen. Dense.

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    Another Bruce says:

    Alternatively, instead of whining you could fuck off and suck some cock.

    Do you really suppose that any man gives a shit what you want?

    Or find a lesbo to play with.

  107. 107
    Are these fucking immigrants stiil here? says:

    Lock them in another container and send them home.

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    geordieboy says:

    I commented on this last week. Another thing about Glasgow City Council is that they are predominately Roman Catholic. Even the Corporation buses were painted green white and gold like the Irish Republic Tricolour. Of course I m not so sure about the buses now as I was brought up in Glasgow from 1945 – 1961. The Labour controlled council has never changed since then. Good on the US tourists but the only people it will hurt is the shops and hotels. Another Labour fuck up.

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    Watcher says:

    Reminds me of the time when a senior higher academic instition with which I am familiar head hunted a new Professor from an American university.

    Only when he got here they realised that a ‘Professor’ in US academic circles is a term employed for lecturers as well as senior academics.

    I believe he left shortly after his appointment.

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    geordieboy says:

    Nigel Farage stood against him at the last election and lost. It is common practice that the main political parties do not stand against the speaker. The little bastard thinks he has got a safe job until 2018.

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    Observer says:

    Don’t worry, she will be, if she actually takes up the appointment.

  112. 112
    Dame Edna says:

    I resent that comment.

  113. 113
    geordieboy says:

    He set himself a low standard and failed to achieve it.

  114. 114
    táxpáyér says:

    Take a FULL refund!

  115. 115
    Peter Ustinov says:

    That anecdote is not one of mine.

  116. 116
    Sandalista says:

    Shut that F’ing Door!

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    Alistair Boring - just say NO! says:

    Its better than most of mine.

    I remember one time, when the public sector borrowing requirement was being redrafted and the civil service, which at that time was subordinated to the treasury under the division of ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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    gildedtumbril says:

    It is Parky not Bercow, surely, in the cartoon?

  119. 119
    gildedtumbril says:

    You are not a woman you are a stirrer. Perhaps of coffee.

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    Kildar says:

    Nicole Trunfio… for the finest breasts in Australasia…

  121. 121
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Bring Me The Head of Diago Garcia :-)

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    RomaBert... says:

    Sieg heil Jimmy, as they say in Glasgow!

  123. 123
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    You’ve obviously never seen Angela White :-)

  124. 124
    Barco O'Drone says:

    Honey I shrank the infidels

  125. 125
    Barco O'Drone says:

    Back to the Stoneage

  126. 126
    Barco O'Drone says:

    Desperately seeking clitless Fatima

  127. 127
    Drop the price by £2k and it's a sell says:

    Why would it be hard to sell? Tiles do come off.

  128. 128
    Ye can tak' ma freedom but ye'll ne'er tak' ma bennies! says:

    The indie vote is a win-win for England.

    If they vote indie, then we get rib of Labour and the benefits drain.

    If they vote status quo, then as you say, we can take the piss for the next thousand years.

  129. 129
    Kurius says:

    So how exactly did the Milibands become rich if daddy was a commie academic?

  130. 130
    Hamish who's had his tea says:

    The flag looks like a big NO – DON’T VOTE FOR ME

  131. 131
    Maximum Mortius says:

    Their first act of coming to this country is to break our laws by coming in smuggled.

    It is a signal of their intentions, and they should be sent back immediately.

    The smuggling gangs should be hunted down and executed.

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    Vote UKIP :-D

  133. 133
    Rupert says:

    I could do with a shiela to “manage my facilities” now Becky and Wendi have pissed off

  134. 134
    Rupert says:

    Course she isn’t. Hubby goes up to bed with his laptop and a jar of handcream and poor little cow she’s just got her jiggle balls

  135. 135

    She’s Martian

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    Actually I think the term is “Wide for her height”

  138. 138

    American Beauty. As presumably exemplified by a blonde kaffir being multilply anally-raped before her then-severed head is held up to the camera by a seven-year-old and thereafter displayed on some railings and left to rot. In a diverse way.

  139. 139

    (weeping with laughter) O’Drone for President.
    Of Syria. You know it makes sense.

  140. 140

    The Complete Caahnt of Monte Cristo

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    They’re gentiles

  142. 142

    Burnt jubblies and a bucket-like minge

  143. 143
    Owen Jonez says:

    Daddy, if I eat Ian B’Othem’s Willie, will anyone be the least bit surprised?

  144. 144

    From the sound of you, you’re lucky if you even get abusive comments aimed at your boobs and/or vagina, never mind anything else…

  145. 145

    If they’ll do this to GET in, at just what illegality would they baulk, once they ARE in?????????????????!?!???

    The United Nations itself says that to be taken seriously, “refugees” must seek asylum in the first and closest country, most proximate to their point of origin, where they would not face that persecution from which they are purportedly fleeing.

    Not so much a container of genuine refugees.
    More a prospective container-sized parcel bomb.

  146. 146

    And it’s better than most of mine.
    After my daily morning viewing of the (extended edition with director’s commentary) Braveheart DVD, I have a bowl of grain-guaranteed-to-have-been-grown-north-of-the-border porridge before I (continued pg. 94)

  147. 147

    That’s Wong on so many levels

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    Anonymous says:


  149. 149
    Jacob Zuma says:

    Plizz doan use dat word.

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    Why does bathwater exit in an anti clockwise fashion out of an Australian bathtub ?
    Perhaps Carol Cobber will enlighten us when she arrives .
    That should be worth £ 190 k on its own — even if she goes on gardening leave for tbe rest of the year.

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    Talking of Slack Alice what about that Larry Grayson R I P .
    D you think in his heyday he could have had shades of the Savile about him?

    What about Russell Harty also R I P.

    Did he used to make them giggle in Giggleswick ?

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    Jethro says:

    141 That’s so neat and nifty, I’m still laughing – so much, that I can’t think of a line to add to, let alone top it.
    P’raps I’d better change my name to Grouto Marx

  153. 153
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    Establish an American/French/British mandate over most of Iraq.

    The Islamic State is destroyed and the mandated territory disarmed.

    South-east, shia, Iraq become self governing South Iraq. It is not permitted any military activity within 50 kilometres of Kurdistan or the A/F/B mandate.

    The western and southern borders of Kurdistan are established on the basis of ethnicity and democratic choice. The Kurdish state is permitted armaments for defence.

    The eastern border of Syria is established subject to Syrian disarmament.

    Until Syria disarms every aircraft flying into, out of or through Syrian airspace will be shot down and all ships approaching Syrian ports will be sunk.

    The Americans, French and British take over and disarm Hamas in Gaza. In exchange for the West Bank Israel concedes land east and north of Gaza which becomes the unarmed state of Palestine which is self governing under A/F/B supervision.

    Those living on the West Bank are given the option of becoming Israelis or citizens of the new state of Palestine. If they opt for the latter they are assisted to move there. The Palestine-Israel border is opened.

    Hezbollah in Lebanon is disarmed and a civilian government continues under A/F/B supervision.

    Britain and France will be free to cancel the citizenship of islamic troublemakers and criminals and to deport them to the A/F/B mandated Iraq.

    The mandate and supervision will probably have to continue for at least fifteen years in both Palestine and Iraq to permit the development of stable democratic governments.

    If other European states wish to get rid of their islamic troublemakers they may do so if they contribute to the mandate.

    Iraqi oil will pay for the mandate and supervision.

    South Iraq will build and maintain an oil pipeline from Kurdistan to the Persian Gulf.

    Kurdistan will control the water supply to South Iraq.

    All that should fix a whole lot of problems in the Middle East, Britain and Europe!

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    Roger Dewhurst says:

    The Home Office Minister could simply tell the immigration authorities not to issue a work visa on the grounds that there are better qualified people in Britain today. That would put and end to the matter and the berk could do nothing about it.

  155. 155
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    Who in his or her right mind does not believe that the berk is a “tosser”

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    Anonymous says:

    £190,000 pa to do what exactly ?
    Time focus was but on what?

  157. 157
    Tom Catesby says:

    Can’t parliament just veto this appointment and all of the other crazy stuff the poisoned dwarf gets up to? I recall they did get rid of one speaker by kicking into the lords.

  158. 158
    Tom Catesby says:

    What comes out of the shower nozzle?

  159. 159
    Tom Catesby says:

    I used to like that Steve Martin when he was in the’ laugh in’ show, Nell.

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    Anonymous says:

    “His appointment of a chief clerk”
    from a land where allegedly an injunction has been used to prevent discussion concerning possible irregularities in parliamentary activity, bodes well/badly. Erase Undesired Term From Sentence/Collective Consciousness, As Deemed Expedient? And history’s been Googled.

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    stushie says:

    Just look at how ‘Patsy’ has feathered her nest. There’s your Sheila in action. Recall ‘Equal Ops.’ Dearie? Sick bags all round!

  162. 162
    Anonymous says:

    Bercow is a Berk of the first order….

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Boris on British Jihadis. Apparently based on MI5 intel:

“If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists. They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failures and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls, and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort — which of course is no comfort.”

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