September 3rd, 2014

Charities Minister Warns Third Sector to Stay Out of Politics

A welcome move from the new charities minister Brooks Newmark, who has this afternoon launched a stinging attack on partisan charity sock-puppets:

“We really want to try and keep charities and voluntary groups out of the realms of politics. 99.9 per cent do exactly that. When they stray into the realm of politics that is not what they are about and that is not why people give them money. The important thing charities should be doing is sticking to their knitting and doing the best they can to promote their agenda, which should be about helping others.”

Predictably a minister daring to suggest anyone in the third sector might possibly do anything wrong has gone down like a cup of cold sick among charities themselves. Newmark is however making an important point and speaks from experience too, having himself set up his own charity in Rwanda. Guido has written previously on how sections of the third sector are stuffed full of Labour acolytes, spin for Labour and even write policy for political parties. Good to see the new charities minister is on board with the campaign to get charities out of politics…


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  1. 1
    Mr. A. Moron says:

    Agreed Oh & 1st

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    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      My daughter got sent home from school in Rotherham for saying something racist-

      “No.”

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      Cameron says:

      As requested, I have checked my privilege and I am happy to report that it is absolutely spiffing.

      Pip pip.

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        Anonymous says:

        This Brooks No -mark fellah should also tell charities to cut down on their gigantic salary packages and bloated admin costs .

        Get them to post online 6 month reports of the percentage of gross income taken by bureaucracy /operatiobs /admin versus the amount actually reaching the intended.

        Example: stop sending futile thsnk you ketters which cost over £5 each to type and post . Either do not do this at all or do it via SHORT stock emails.

        also don t send individual begging ketters — take out full psge ads on freesheets which majority still read or go online !!

        That s why I always walk into a charity shop and donate in cash anonymously . They are duty bound to give you a till receipt so no danger money being snaffled by volunteer . And they can t send you thznk you ketters/future begging missives !!

        Also ban CHUGGERS — they re offensive , futile and serve only to aggravate and alienate .

        Your to – do list Mister NewStart.

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        • 83

          I agree with 78. Plus 10 trillion.

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          rattling tin can says:

          I would have thought charities, however big, would always be run by a retired professional, who had earnt a pension, but find the extra money useful and use of their time purposeful.

          As you would say jobs for the boys, in Labour case, £150k plus pension and the right attitude. “Ever use the phrase “Maggie Maggie Maggie, Out, Out Out””. Will you still use it? You are just person we are looking for.

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          • Jim says:

            I think it is only 2% of income that needs to be spent on good works. This is why they can pay such high salaries and pensions to each other.

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          • vera says:

            Doesn’t make me want to donate anything to any big charity, nothing from me, ever.

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          • Frank4Freedom says:

            Isn’t that David Milipede working for an American Charity for some £300,000 a year. Is that full-time, I wonder?
            Still, it fills in the time whilst he await the call to become Leader of his brother’s party.

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          • M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

            All charities have operating expenses but my money goes mainly to Kiva. You can loan money directly to Third World entrepreneurs: not people with their hands out but those who want to help themselves but need a hand in terms of finance.

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      táxpáyér says:

      Get the government OUT of charities first, oh and end their tax dodge/break.

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        Seen it says:

        Agreed. No charity should receve grants from central or local government for any kind of lobbying, policy work, ‘research’ or raising ‘awareness’ exercise.

        If the government wants something like that done, they should do it themselves and make sure thy are fully accountable for what they do.

        They should not pay people to lobby them to change the law, pretending to have bowed to a public opinion which they have manufactured themselves while ignoring the views of the real public or other opinions. There should be an end to the fake ‘consultations’ in which only the usual suspects ever take part.

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        • 44
          táxpáyér says:

          and make then pay business rates.

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          Anonymous says:

          As a Councillor I am fed up of the lefty political campaigns these charities run. I always reply to constituents who send these identically worded e-mails that these campaigns only exist to justify the existence of the high paid people in their campaigning departments. I also let them know how much the senior people in thes charities earn!

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        Time to reform these scams says:

        The Home Office are among the worst offenders for giving grants to charities they can do ‘business’ with.

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        • 111
          Norm Normal says:

          One of the worst aspects of charities is the targetting of the building and business sectors.

          They scan local papers for planning permission, then threaten protests or stalling measures unless a donation is made or money put up for an environmental scheme.

          It’s scandalous! I overheard some grass roots types discussing extortion strategy in a pub only last month.

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      táxpáyér says:

      Thanks to Dave’s efforts, He could’ve come back and got married now…

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-29029748

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    • 61
      Spin says:

      He didn’t actually say that he was going to sort the problem out, he said that the situation is already 99.9% fixed.

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    • 171
      scrunchy says:

      Munch.
      Munch.

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    Anon says:

    Lot of them aren’t ‘charities’. How can they be so because they receive a large chunk of their funding from the State.

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

      Here here, a lot were set up by Bliar and the Mong to funnel money where there gerrymandered electorate required it.
      Charities should survive on the goodwill of the public at large not receive back door payments from Government (Central, Local or EUSSR) to keep their heads above water.

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    Wibble says:

    I’m sure Common Purpose will take his advice to heart…

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  4. 7
    Bernardos failed Rotherham's young victims. Please Boycott Children's Charities says:

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      Bernardos failed Rotherham's young victims. Please Boycott Children's Charities says:

      (1) Top charities spend 60% of cash raised on private firm which hounds people to donate (Daily Mirror, Aug 31, 2014):

      “GoGen is paid millions by bodies such as Oxfam, the British Red Cross and Save the Children to contact people in a bid to get them on board and donate”.

      (2)Warning Over £100,000 Charity Executive Wages (Sky News, Tuesday 06 August 2013): “There are fears six figure salaries for staff at 30 UK charities could discourage people from continuing to make donations”.

      “Some 30 people working at the 14 leading UK charities that make up the 50-year old Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) are paid more than £100,000 a year, according to new figures.”

      “A Daily Telegraph investigation into charity industry salaries showed British Red Cross CEO Sir Nick Young earns £184,000 a year.”

      “James Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, earns £163,000, while the charity’s chief operating officer Anabel Hoult earns £168,653.”

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      PC Dixon says:

      Common Purpose alumni covering each others backs. No-one is watching the watchers anymore.

      Learn the lessons, blah blah blah more networking between those responsible- council, social workers and police – blah blah blah all Common Purpose no doubt.

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      Anon says:

      Brnardios has a long and shocking history going back to their very foundation of abusing children and operating all manner of flakey secret policies while pretending to look after kids.

      They are the very last people whose ‘expertise’ the government should be turning to. Frankly, they should be wound up.

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      • 76

        The government and even the fucking royals are in on this, wake up you fucking drones, they are laughing at you. Why do you think the Yorkshire pigs actually helped the filth p@ki nonces?

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      RomaBert... says:

      These f*ckers and most other charities have had f*ck all from me for years… my charitable giving goes to Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion!

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      • 94
        Sad but true says:

        Royal British Legion are as bad as any- they now employ a company to do a lot of their door to door chugging.

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      Vlad the Insaner says:

      That swarthy fucker in the clip doesn’t look very happy!

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    Mustapha Babba says:

    How can an organization be a charity and politically independent when it receives more than half of its funding from the Govt? Surely its then unelected govt branch – ie Quango?

    Talking of charity – Blair has been awarded Philanthropist of they year by GQ – I have now seen everything. These priveliged classes operate in a parallel universe. Britain voted for this monster 3 times – he’s about as moral a leader as Nicolai Ceaucescu.

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    Traveller says:

    Excellent and timely warning. There was a highly political letter to national newspapers a couple of days ago saying that environment and conservation have developed seven goals for the next British Government, with climate change right up there at the top. Signed by the CEOs of CPRE, RSPB, Greenpeace UK, National Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, Green Alliance, Friends of the Earth, Campaign for Better Transport, WWFUK and Institute for European Environment Policy. These in particular should be warned to cease being charities or stop making overtly political statements.

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    Not In My Name says:

    The global charity industry as a whole stinks anyway. So much self interest.

    The ones that are run by political placepersons and run overt agendas to suit are the very worst and some are beyond redemption: they have to go.

    The Charity Commission is being turned around now but for too long had, yes, a political agenda as well as being generally useless.

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    Allāhu Akbar says:

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    The Fog says:

    I didn’t realise Tony Blair collected stamps.

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  10. 14
    Guido Fawkes says:

    ********MESSAGE FROM ADMIN…….Hello all, at the moment we appear to be suffering from RCS (repeat comment syndrome) this is causing the comments to be posted a number of times, one appeared just under 30 times, the same comment, so if the internet times out while/after you post please just wait to see if its published before re sending, if you post and for some reason you are not sure if it was sent please just wait and see. The site is manned 24 hrs a day so you should know within about 30 minutes if the comment has been recieved and put up, thanks for your time…….END OF MESSAGE********

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      Are you sure that's what's doing it? says:

      ********MESSAGE FROM ADMIN…….Hello all, at the moment we appear to be suffering from RCS (repeat comment syndrome) this is causing the comments to be posted a number of times, one appeared just under 30 times, the same comment, so if the internet times out while/after you post please just wait to see if its published before re sending, if you post and for some reason you are not sure if it was sent please just wait and see. The site is manned 24 hrs a day so you should know within about 30 minutes if the comment has been recieved and put up, thanks for your time…….END OF MESSAGE********

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Never will give anything to any of the main stream charities as they have all been infiltrated by politically motivated Left wingers and gravy train merchants, and in any case they are not in my opinion charities when they are being funded in large part by central government (why?). I give to a small charity of my choice which is not loaded with people on £200K salaries (charity begins at home :-) ).

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  12. 16
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Well Mr Tory Twat Nomark – how about taking away charitable status from private schools like Eton? They’re businesses.

    Thought not.

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      Grow up Gutso says:

      Thank you Anjem.

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      táxpáyér says:

      Could alternatively charge parents for the costs of schooling their own kids.

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      Time to reform these scams says:

      Good idea. ALL the charities pretending to be businesses and all the businesses pretending to be charities should lose their charitable status.

      That should include all those charity shops in our High Streets as well. Scope, Oxfam, British Heart Foundation, Sue Ryder, the whole bally lot of them should have to pay VAT on their turnover like everyone else and full business rates.

      They should also be prosecuted for failing to pay their staff minimum wage.

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    Once Sound Bitten, Twice Shy says:

    Generally speaking, charities are about the inefficient means of delivering anything you care to mention.

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      Fred the Shred says:

      So they should be run by Merchant Bankers! Hang on, they are. That Barnados creep wants stringing up. Can’t give a straight answer to anything. Not even “what is Eamonn Holmes salary and why did he leave his wife and how many children did that damage?”

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  14. 21
    Bob says:

    Assume you’ll be supporting the move to strip thinks tanks of their charitable status too.

    Sure your buddies at the IEA would welcome a reduction in the subsidy they get from taxpayers through gift aid on donations….

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    • 55
      Time to reform these scams says:

      I think that’s a very good idea. People who want to pay money to Think Tanks should do so with their own money and not take a subsidy from the taxpayers.

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    will says:

    originally many charities were run by individuals at the end of their careers who had already had successful careers in other areas. Since then the rise of professional charity ceo’s has led to a massive rise in salaries on the basis that they need to be more professional. they are now becoming more srill to get more funds and a larger share of the charity pie rather than just doing what they were set up to do.

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  16. 28
    Grow up Gutso says:

    Repeat messages more likely due to racking modbot, finding words like Pissistan, in normal format still unacceptable.

    Strewth.

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      Jimmy juranti says:

      It appears that the new EU accounting puts the charities worth £50 billion a year, time to tax charities, they are businesses.

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    And whatever happened to the bonfire of the quangos?

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    Miliprick says:

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  20. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Get our PM a stetson: come on cowboys and cowgals…. let’s bomb em back to the stone age…. yee ha!!

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  21. 49
    C.U. Jimmy says:

    Nice one Davy
    Nice one son
    Nice one Davy
    Let’s bomb another one…..

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    Alan Douglas says:

    Well hurray, but this should have been announced 4.5 years ago. Could there possibly be an election looming ?

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  24. 60
    Jimmy says:

    Tories extremist ideology and ISIS both seek to cause suffering.

    Both are terrorists

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      pookie snackumberger says:

      Ah, you are back jimbo, you missed all the Rotherham stuff, would have loved to hear your comments on it.

      Ah well, not to worry there’s lots of Labour councils around so I don’t doubt there’ll be another one along soon for you to comment on.

      Laters.

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    • 103
      Labour are evil says:

      Said the apologist for the Labour Party that killed thousands.

      Anyway enough about the NHS what about dodgy dossiers?

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    • 106
      Anonymous says:

      Amazing how jimmy the k.unt only reappears when the leftie dust settles

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    • 114
      Jimmy juranti says:

      Your not worth making a comment to, Jimmy, you keep nasty company and I’m afraid the vileness will rub off from you.

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    • 157

      Yes they’re Jimmy now run along home like a good boy Abdul has a can of special brew and a cock for you to suck on.

      Vote UKIP :-D

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  25. 67
    Kim Kardashian says:

    I’m Woman of the Year

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  26. 69
    Just askin' says:

    The fighter jet parked on the lawn outside the NATO summit – is it made out of cardboard?

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    Anonymous says:

    Excellent! Newmark should have been promoted much sooner.

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    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation is all I ever get

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  29. 78
    Belisha Deacon says:

    Excellent news Guido. Too many of these “charities” are stuffed to the gunnels with militant Labour types who only accept their dogmatic thinking.

    Time to downclamp on them and how they seek money from the taxpayer instead of the public.

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  30. 80
    Conscientious squeaker says:

    Has the little weasel resigned yet ?

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  31. 88
    Broke No Mark says:

    The Conservative Party is a voluntary organisation and it should leave politics to self-serving weirdohs like UKIP.

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  32. 96
    The Fog says:

    And why should blind people be given expensive free pets that are lovely and well trained and obedient when I had to fork out a shedload of money for mine and the fucker bit me.

    It’s not fair I tell you!

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    john berky says:

    I have decided that my first choice Australian candidate is too controversial to continue with.

    Instead I nominate Rolf Harris.

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  34. 119

    #bovvered ;-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  35. 121
    Andy says:

    What’s up niggas?

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  36. 122
    Anonymous says:

    When Brooks Nomark notices the links between Gove-founded Policy Exchange and the DfE – like having a PX trustee (Theodore Agnew) on the Board- then he might be listened to.

    Or the *cough* charity *cough* New Schools Network founded by an ex-Gove advisor and currently run by Baroness Evans ex-deputy director of PX.

    Hypocrites.

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  37. 124
    Fog says:

    Charities Minister?

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  38. 128

    For any who followed what I have been putting down about possible conflict opening between the East O’rthodox and Western C’hristian Churches over the actions of IS:

    A welcome pronouncement, but will this heart be allowed to settle by our hearth ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    The Aga Panthus says:

    “Isis will be squeezed out of existence”, says David Cameron

    But mass can never be created or destroyed… just rearranged. And that, in essence, is the cause of the problem

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  41. 143
    Ne11y says:

    There’s a wonderful article in the Guardian today whining that LGBTQ charities have been disproportionately hit by the wicked government cuts, and how desperately unfair this is. You couldn’t make it up.

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Anonymous says:

    Looking for War.

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    ReefKnot says:

    We have taxpayer funded so-called charities like Stonewall who lobby and campaign to promote homosexuality, Brake who lobby and campaign to reduce speed limits to 20 mph, Alcohol Concern who lobby and campaign to stop you drinking, ASH who lobby and campaign to stop you smoking and 26000 other taxpayer funded so-called charities who don’t do any real charitable work at all, instead they spend their time lobbying and campaigning. Many of these have CEOs on salaries of £60k and more. Meanwhile, real charities doing real charitable work such as the Lifeboat Institute and Air Ambulance don’t get a penny.

    The whole thing needs complete reform.

    Charities should not receive any taxpayer funding whatsoever, either directly or indirectly.
    Charities should rely on volunteer staff only, including their Directors.
    Charities should not engage in lobbying or campaigning.

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      Another award for me, Tonytoes says:

      60k? Wouldn’t get out of Wendy’s bed for that.

      It’s £165000 average I think you’ll find as a general ballpark jobby.

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    • 192
      Jimmy juranti says:

      I can remember before Labour got kicked out, wanting thousands of pounds in radio licences from the RNLI, that’s the only charity I give to as if you get into trouble at sea or on the coast you will see their assets and people in RNLI assets come to help you, still can’t figure out what Age concern do, they take in charity money but where does it go.

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      • 230
        Anonymous says:

        RNLI are not perfect. They take too heavier hand when it comes to determining safety.

        RNLI message is always that someone else will save you. So people do not care about basic safety.

        It is the “Beam me up Scotty” principle. The epitome of the failure of modern society. Someone else will always save you. You can be as stupid as you like.

        If however you choose self reliance and intrinsic safety, you are condemned by the RNLI for not carrying the correct equipment.

        Yet many of them ride to call out on motorbikes without using personal air bags. To me that is madness.

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  45. 160

    Putin talking with monkeys.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  46. 162

    Try not to lose your head

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  47. 164
    Tony Bliar says:

    I’m philanthropist of the year

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      Go to hell Bliar says:

      Go to Iraq where they will separate your grinning head from your body on behalf of all the rest of us.

      You and Dubya are lying warmongers.

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    • 182
      Maggie says:

      Paid for by who’s money?

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      Shoot the kunt says:

      And Hunt of the century.

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      nell says:

      Hmmm I thought bliar was Middle East Envoy for Peace – annually paid £millions by russia, europe and usa . Trupid countries to pay him even a penny for anything!! So why is he never there and the middle east is descending into anarchy!

      And only the Lord knows why he has been given GQ award for attractive abs or some such thing!! Worthless man. Worse than worthless man!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    A few years back Fraser Nelson warned how Britain’s charities had been “stuffed to the gunwales with Labour placemen” by Gordon Brown before he left office. The full list of Brown government advisers who have subverted the third sector is food for thought ahead of today’s debate:

    Konrad Caulkett (No. 10) – Appeals Director, Theirworld

    Matt Cavanagh (No. 10) – Did stint at IPPR after leaving No.10

    Brendan Cox (No. 10) – Director of Advocacy and Policy, Save the Children

    Dan Corry (No. 10) – Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital

    Patrick Diamond (No. 10) – Vice-Chairman, Policy Network

    Justin Forsyth (No. 10) – Chief Executive, Save the Children UK

    Gavin Kelly (No. 10) – Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation

    Baroness Nye (No. 10) – Burma Campaign UK / Young Women’s Trust

    Nick Pearce (No. 10) – Director, IPPR

    Lisa Perrin (No. 10) – Events Manager, IPPR

    Lord Stevenson (No. 10) – Hypospadias / Foundation for Credit / CSS / BAT

    Anthony Vigor (No. 10) – Former Fellow, IPPR

    Robert Philpot (Cabinet Office) – Director, Progress

    Francine Bates (Children and Schools) – Chief Executive, the Lullaby Trust

    Ann Rossiter (DCLG) – Executive Director, SCONUL

    Lenny Shallcross (DCMS) – Campaigning Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

    Alaina Macdonald (Defence) – Head of PR , National Childbirth Trust

    Polly Billington (DECC) – Head of Communications, Citizen’s Advice

    Clare Montagu (Home Department) – Executive Director, Trinity Hospice

    Richard Darlington (International Development) – Head of News, IPPR

    Dan Lodge (Wales) – Welsh Convenor, Fabian Society

    The takeover is complete…

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    Hear All See All says:

    Telegraph’s Tim Walker asks UKIP Defector Carswell: Did You Have a Stroke?
    Beyond the pale.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/03/Establishment-turns-on-Carswell-following-defection

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    Another award for me, Tonytoes says:

    Hi everyone, Tony here. How’s things?

    Looking up here and there. Ukraine and rushia have found peace. (My work).

    GDP figures today have been revised back to 1997, that rings a bell, adding 0.1% to each month apparently due to charitees, drugs that are illegal and the tireless work of the nations prossies. Yes it’s true.

    Recession ended yonks ago and Gordy IS a moron. Ha.

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    Anonymous says:

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    duck 'n dive says:

    another tory wanker

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    howzat? says:

    so barry obama flies into hereford on airbus1 to attend nato in newport and the whole of the south west and wales is in lockdown for these fucking criminals – only in the uk hey?????????

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    Ed Miliballs says:

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    Miliballs says:

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    kate's bushy says:

    Nothing happening down here this evening?

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      Jeremy Vinyl says:

      #havetogotobedearly

      I saw you Bushy. It cost me £155 and I didn’t really get it, but you totally blew my mind. I totally got it and your fab. Can I have a reduction? Ta.

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    Big news today from BiH:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    David Cameron says:

    This is complete madness.

    Eton’s a charity, there’s nothing going to keep that out of politics.

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    Nigel will sort this one out…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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      Speccie Watch says:

      The headless chicken parade continues. Fraser Nelson’s interview of Justine (pretty useless) Greening has all the impact of a limp lettuce…wittering on about social exclusion when mass immigration is out of control, the union is in peril and large parts of the planet are in flames.

      The Tory split has occurred because the Tory Party, unable to face it, has retreated from reality.

      UKIP, for all its faults, at least faces the twin realities of mass immigration and the EU’s influence on our society.

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    Anonymous says:

    Ten Wrexham councillors, including council leader Neil Rogers, have quit the Labour group and the Labour Party.

    Mr Rogers blamed “interference” in Labour group meetings by unelected local party “liaison officers”.

    With 23 members, Labour was the biggest group on the council, running the authority with independent councillors.

    A Welsh Labour spokesman said: “This is a disappointing decision. Further discussions will take place over the coming days.”

    does any one know what this is all about?

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    nell says:

    The sad truth about previously good charities like save the children and macmillan cancer charities is that in labour’s day they were stuffed full of labour apparatckiks who are paid huge sums of money and given generous expenses and posh cars to promote labour and sod the charity. It has had a very detrimental effect on their abilities to attract donations, as indeed it should, donors are not so generous as they used to be.

    Unless these charities set themselves free from the toxic labour party they are going to see their public support decrease year on year!!

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    Anonymous says:

    How about the Canal and River Trust.

    They have being political in housing policy. They have converted many leisure berths to housing berths. Where in this country can existing leisure facilities be converted to housing. This is a direct political policy on housing numbers.

    They therefore raise the revenue from berths. Once someone can live on a boat then the berth costs rise beyond normal leisure budgets.

    The result is a major decrease in the movement of boats and therefore any activity on the canals is rarely observed. This depopulation of the canal sides has converted the canal system into the most lawless places in the country. It is a policy of minority cleansing.

    The canals should be populated on every stretch by people that care. They remove all those that care about the failing state of this national asset.

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    Space Sex Gecko update: Don’t give up hope on life in space !

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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      The EU says:

      On the bright side, Pissing about with your lives like this does keep us from meddling in Ukraine.

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        It helps the UKIP vote, and if properly presented would correctly identify that the measures are to reduce energy consumption which is a good thing.

        There is technology available to boil water more efficiently, but the presentation here is a bit off.

        If Russia switches off G’ermany’s gas later this year, the UK will be having the last laugh with a nice cup of hot tea.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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          táxpáyér says:

          Shut up you Keynesian shitbag.

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          Real Conservatives vote UKIP says:

          Kettles boil water pretty efficiently already.
          If you have to use a kettle to boil a given quantity of water then restricting the power of the kettle just makes it take longer to boil since the same amount of energy is required.
          This is one of the most idiotic ideas that the bastards have come up with yet.

          Vote UKIP and preserve your sanity. :D

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    BBC Noted that hostage name has been redacted from their presentation below at request of FCO / Family:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    John very likely did not do the beheading, but who cares.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    cured lefty says:

    How come all of the is lads are covering their faces but some british lads in propaganda videos are bare faced ouch
    could it be that they know british security services will spend millions preventing their mothers , fathers, innocent siblings and extended families from being shredded into little peices of flesh by their shia co religionists.
    the rest of the non western lads know if identified their immediate family will have fuck all spent on their security ….they will be sliced and diced
    just sayin

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    This kid needs a smaller calibre weapon:

    He wouldn’t be able to handle the recoil.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Frogs at it again says:

    News tonight that after a mass break in to the ferry port at Clais by persons of North African original the local mayor threatens to close the port. He is goining to do this if the UK does not cough up and pay for security.

    Look you cheese eating surrender fuckwit if your country stopped them entering France you wouldn’t have a fucking problem. Round them up and deport them back to North Africa where they came from dont aid and abet them at Clais.

    The problem is entirely yours because you lot opened your borders. the UK borders are better but not brilliant but they stop the swarms. by the way if you shut the port down that’s the equivalent of applying sanctions under blackmail. Dangerous move but just typical of the frogs.

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    Owen Jones is a cunt says:

    I wish we could just nuke the shit out of the countries filled with muzee IS scum. Or at least Rotherham.

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    Tell it as it truly is says:

    Definition of a twat married to a slapper – Bercow and Bercow.

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    Moneybox says:

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    Is Common Purpose a registered charity? The scum at Rotherham council spent thousads on them for training.

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    Granny says:

    Too little too late – the Tories should have been all over Labour’s 5th columnists within the charities from day one. Name and shame I say along with a very real funding threat whenever they start spouting Labour’s party line.

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    Owen Jones is a cunt says:

    For fans of action flicks where muzees get annihilated, you can’t go wrong with True Lies, Rules of Engagement, The Siege and From Paris With Love. Provides a bit of catharsis amidst all the carnage these dirty medieval bastards are committing on a daily basis.

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    The stress of separation may have impacted his progress:

    Compensation case to be built ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Anonymous says:

    What an odious individual Thornberry is, rule of law comes before the well being and safety of the UK public.

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    BBC were asked to butcher this page by the FCO and the family of the guy:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Owen Jones is a cunt says:

    Carswell on newsnight now.

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

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    No Comment says:

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/800000-immigrants-granted-british-citizenship-under-coalition-9709737.html

    “Full citizenship has been granted to 775,029 immigrants since 2010.”

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    Was there a DA-Notice issued or did the BBC just redact the front pages because they were asked nicely ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    brwims says:

    Common Purpose (Cultural Marxist Planning and Education) is a charity is it not?

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    Interesting local coverage on R’otherham:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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      Lest We Forget says:

      Rotherham

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        pookie snackumberger says:

        Jimmy’s not forgot, it just never penetrated the thick woolly mind covering in the first place.

        That same impenetrable woolly mesh is there to protect the ideological Marxist core from ever being questioned or altered by reality.

        Miraculously some do manage to rid themselves of this pernicious impediment, this bane of free-thinking, but, alas, I’m afraid Jimmo is a hopeless case.

        Rotherham, Jimmy, Rotherham . . . See what I mean? nothing from him, not a glimmer.

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    EppingBlogger says:

    Fair comment but why has it taken until the final, dying months of the government to even consider this.

    Why does Dave still appoint politicos to Quangos and charities.

    Why does HMT finance leftist charities.

    Where were the Conservative opposition when the left took over the third sector.

    Well, answer please!!

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    Religion of Paedostan says:

    Rotherham, and now Aylesbury. The BBC have almost hidden this one.

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    pookie snackumberger says:

    “We really want to try and keep charities and voluntary groups out of the realms of politics.”

    So minister talks tough on charities. But that same minister does not say what he is GOING to do or, better still, is DOING to stop the political involvement.

    So do something then, don’t just talk about it.

    Bah, what’s the use, we’ve been here so many times: Quangos, imigrants, councils, dole cheats, energy prices, the EU . . the list is endless.

    As always action speaks louder than words.

    Vote UKIP

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    non taxable pikey says:

    More enrichment of underage girls, this time in Aylesbury. Same ethnic culprits. You will find a report on it on the BBC news pages if you search very hard.

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    Oi vey, my life says:

    Quango land/the charity industry provide richly rewarded non jobs for establishment stooges and cronies. An endless merry go round of plush non jobs for clients of the state and all they have to do is jump off one gift horse and onto another and another. And the older the political establishment the more clients and stooges and cronies need paying off.

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    George"Proud to be a Z*onist"Galloway says:

    Nigel Farage says Britain needs to stand up for its ‘J*deo-Christian’ values to combat IS: http://ind.pn/1oCygdM

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      Owen Jones & Mehdi Hasan coalition says:

      We agree with Nigel Farage.

      He’s born to be Prime Minister

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      albacore says:

      How can Cameron, his bare face hanging out
      Spout that he has either the will or the clout
      To confront some overseas Islamic State
      While Rotherham putrefies here on his plate?

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    @ohthisbloodypc says:

    Just £4,000 a year will sustain this luvvie, help him to feed the media and give him transport to his local Common Purpose Watering hole

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    Rupert says:

    Becky tells me you poms do a lot of good work for charity in village flower shows. She sent me this photo from the Much Shagging On The Green show last weekend. In the church all one old fella is being presented with the Mandelson Cup for is fantastic display of pansies

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741328/What-Middle-East-crisis-Disbelief-Tony-Blair-handed-jaw-dropping-philanthropist-year-title-GQ-awards-ceremony.html

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    Dougie Carswell says:

    We the common people own Parliament – never forget this!

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      Village Idiot says:

      …Doesn,t feel like it, and, what is it with continually demonising Russia and our admired Mr Putin?….Is it to justify NATO expenditure or what?…It,s a dangerous game they play and not in my name!…The extinction of ISIS is another matter, do your worst on that one,in my name!

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    Jimmy juranti says:

    Cameron learning lessons from the past about Libya, it’s like listening to Bliar and Brown again I thought when we voted for the local Conservative MP we would have had a Conservative government, instead all we have had is lies, triple talk, jobs and business for his mates, Uturns and now him trying to take us to war with Russia and some nutters who are slaughtering innocent people in countries that originally had our ‘protection’ by taking out the local despot and putting in a world wide despot, stop fking about Cameron, we are not the world police, the world had over 100 countries, extremely rich in money and people, like Germany, time they all helped, we are skint , you have destroyed our military, you have taken billions in tax money and have pissedi around the world and you expect us to give to charities to help this country, it seems the charities have gone into business for themselves, your EU friends crazy accounting puts that to £50billion, if that money is sloshing about, why do we hear and see all the same ones with their hands out wanting more, go Cameron your not wanted.

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      jgm2 says:

      The only ‘charities’ giving a decent percentage of the donations they receive to the intended end user are the ones run by the Religion of Peedos to buy guns in Syria and Iraq.

      They’re getting a 40% tax-break from the UK tax-payer to behead US reporters and Christians.

      Makes you all fuzzy inside.

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    Dame Tessa says:

    Hello Subjects. Dame Tessa here. You know – the posh lady who makes the Queen sound common. Charity is a subject close to my heart. Please give generously to the new Londonwide appeal “Help An Old Bag Become London Mayor”. It is frightfully unfair that posh self important ladies who have done so much to help the remortgaging industry, is cast aside when she becomes too frail to stoop down to kiss the leaders arse. Her old friends wants to make sure she has a profitiable doteage till she hands over to the z-list tranny in 2020, but we can never have enough of the folding stuff so please send all you can afford to the appeal office, address your donation to David Mills, Treasurer, at Miranda House Mincing Lane.

    Thank you.

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    Viperous Old Vince says:

    ENJOY LISTENING TO FAIRY STORIES ? LIKE A BELLY LAUGH AT A BLOODY LIAR ?

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    Bobby McLeish says:

    I support the labour party Scotland, and
    Glasgow Celtic,
    Prettiest women in World
    1. Veronica Zemanova
    2. Briana Banks
    3. Katherine Jenkins
    4. Zooey Deschanel
    5. Erika Eleniak

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    So Easy To See Through Tory Bollocks says:

    If a charity exists to help combat some issue and that issue is exacerbated by government policies then the charity is duty bound to say so. That is why it exists.

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    Anonymous says:

    “A welcome move from the new charities minister Brooks Newmark, who has this afternoon launched a stinging attack on partisan charity sock-puppets:”
    Quite right, in fact very far right, too. Since it is government’s task to push policies which place the population in peril, (selective law enforcement/food banks/war wounded, etcetera, etcetera), and the role of charities to pick up the pieces…No one wants interfering busy bodies coming in, changing things, and thus doing themselves out of a job.

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    Cromwells Ghost says:

    Perhaps he should start with Common Purpose

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    Andy Robertson says:

    So if only 0.1% of charities are at fault, what’s the big deal? And to use language like “stick to knitting” is appalling and demeaning.

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    Bob says:

    They’re everywhere.

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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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