Thursday, December 12, 2013

Quote of the Day

Earlsfield resident Olivia Seccombe writing to the Wandsworth Guardian:

“I would like to question the judgement of Tooting’s Member of Parliament, Sadiq Khan, now Babar Ahmad has been found guilty of running websites that allegedly sought to raise money, recruit fighters and seek equipment for terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya… Now this man has been found guilty – after a full and fair trial in the States – I would like Mr Khan to answer firstly, what his concerns with the legal process were and secondly, why he spent so much time campaigning for this man when he should have been representing Tooting in Parliament?”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Quote of the Day

Dave on selfie-gate:

“When a member of the Kinnock family asked me for a photograph I thought it only polite to say yes. Nelson Mandela had a history of bringing people together.”

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Quote of the Day

Nigella on her coke use:

“I don’t have a drug problem, I have a life problem.”

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Quote of the Day

John Bercow on his political love life:

“I am by choice politically celibate, but I am not a political eunuch.”

Monday, December 2, 2013

Quote of the Day

The British embassy in Beijing confirms the authenticity of Dave’s Weibo account:

“Big boss has come to Weibo!”

Friday, November 29, 2013

Quote of the Day

IoD director Simon Walker introduces John Major last night:

“As a cyclist, one of the things I particularly liked about Sir John’s Downing Street was that I was free to use either the main gate or the side gate, without fear of altercation or dishonour”

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quote of the Day

Nigel Lawson writes this week’s Speccie diary:

“I was at a small private dinner in Chelsea at which the guest of honour was the then leader of the Labour party and leader of the opposition, Hugh Gaitskell. During the course of the dinner, I found myself in an increasingly heated argument with Gaitskell over whether the UK should join what was then the European Economic Community.

He was passionately opposed, and I was in favour of it. He became more and more exercised, his face got redder and redder, and I was afraid he was about to burst a blood vessel. Then, a few days later, and still only in his fifties, he dropped down dead. I was overcome with guilt, fearing that I may have precipitated his untimely end. Perhaps my present stance on the EU is some kind of penance.”

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quote of the Day

Norman Baker is asked if he has had a lobotomy:

“Had I had a lobotomy I wouldn’t be able to answer that question”

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quote of the Day

The FCO on Spanish aggression in Gibraltar waters:

“We stand ready to do whatever is required to protect Gibraltar’s sovereignty, economy and security.”

Monday, November 18, 2013

Quote of the Day

IDS on Chris Bryant:

“He’s gone from being a Tory, to being a Blairite, to being a Brownite and now he’s a socialist according to his website. The honourable gentleman should keep quiet, or he’ll jump out of his underpants.”


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Michael Gove Should Resign | Conservative Women
Sarah Wollaston’s Naming and Shaming of Bloggers | LibDemVoice
Fraser Nelson: Put Your Money on Ed Miliband to Win | Guardian
Guido Fawkes is Too Aggressive | The Times
Ditch Tobacco Plain Packaging | Grassroots Conservatives
What Farage, Boris and Rob Ford Have in Common | William Walter
Labour Spell New Adviser’s Name Wrong | ITV
Dave Stung by Jellyfish | Sun
City Minister’s Inheritance Tax Dodging Trusts | Indy


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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