If you haven’t already done so today, get out and vote in the referendum/local council/devolved institutions that are in your area. I did and now feel morally superior to those that didn’t. I voted no, I’d recommend you do to but won’t hold it against you if you vote Yes….unless yes wins of course and our country is forced to undertake this shitty little electoral omnishambles. But come on….let’s wipe the grin off Chris Huhne’s face!
Congratulations John Humphreys, you’ve just made a prize prat of yourself over AV, Pakistan, Murdoch and ‘Dear-gate’. Dave is probably still laughing at his good fortune now. And Evan Davis should consider giving up twitter too with his bizzare intervention in a rush to spare his elder colleague’s blushes. What was it Cameron once said, ‘Too many tweets make a twat!’ I doubt that the Gaurdianistas will be moaning about any perceived bias against the left now. Unless journalistic incompetence can be construed as such.
Are Jeremy Paxman and Andrew Neil the only political interviewers on the beeb capable of answering a straightforward question?
Anyways, Humphreys…wear the dunce cap. Davis, stand in the corner and hand in your blackberry.
So finally, after ten years and billions of dollars spent chasing him, Osama Bin Laden is offcially an ex-parrot, he has ceased to be, he has had his breathing priviliges withdrawn. And far from being in paradise surrounded by 72 virgins let’s hope he is in hell being bummed senseless by Lucifer bringing a new slant to the phrase ‘Get behind me Satan’.
It would be nice if some of those nice peace loving and moderate muslim clerics we always hear about but never see would come on the news and confirm that his actions in this plain of existence means he won’t be eligible for paradise, but I’m not going to hold my breath.
And why 72 virgins? Personally, I’d rather have 72 strumpets who do their kegel exercises by cracking walnuts.
And apparently stock markets are experiencing a bounce on the news….Capitalism, kicking ass and taking names!
George galloway, you utter prick!
First we had the mad old biddy Cable on manouvres, then Huhne and his obnoxious self-righteousness and Now Cleggover has waded in attacking the Tories….and all because they’re winning the AV argument with the public.
Now, the libdems can throw their dummy out of the pram and split from the coalition if they want but they would get annihilated, possibly seeing them drop to fourth in the popular vote at their current rate of decline (doubt they’d be so keen on full pr then!) and returning the country to two party politics.
This leaves the PM with a choice, he can either throw the libdems some red meat after the referendum, or he can do the sensible thing and offer no more concessions. If the liberal democrats want to survive as a political entity then they have to last the full term in coalition.
So the European Commission have decided they need a 4.9% budget increase. They must be having a laugh. The chancellor and PM need to fight this one tooth and nail…there should be no increase in the EU budget whatsoever. Just flat out refuse to pay it, the thing with brinkmanship is that the one with the most to lose always backs down and that’s the EU. It needs the UK more than the UK needs it. And if it won’t back down then they need to realise that we still have the ultimate ‘nuclear option’ (A proper one Vince!), a referendum on remaining in the EU…they know they’d lose, they could throw as much money at it as they want (as long as we’re not paying) but they’d lose. So bring it on and let’s wipe the smug grin off the face of that git the EC put up on Newsnight.
I just read an excellent comment on the Spectators Coffeehouse blog about this issue where someone came up with an excellent suggestion of leaving the EU and starting a rival pan-European organisation that is purely based on free trade and will always remain so. Could it be done? All the benefits of the EU without the downside. French Farmers and much of eastern europe would hate it as it ends their gravy train but it would be a boon for enterprise. Ian Walker (the commenter), take a bow!
So far, it’s been pretty poor for witty or clever posters in the AV referendum, I’ve not seen anything to compete with the utterly fantastic ‘Fire Up The Quattro’ from the general election (PS. Thanks Labour. You only managed to associate Dave with the most popular TV character in the country!). So far, this spoof is the best I’ve seen. Have you found better, give me the link and I’ll post it up so we can have a little competition.
Saint Vince cannot help himself. He must be desperate to leave. Apparently it’s only liberal democrat restraint that’s preventing the tories from reverting to ‘Thatcherite baby eaters’. That’s a bit insulting, this government has a long way to go before it matches the achievements of The Iron Lady and her team. And we know what she would have done with a disloyal wretch like you, you’d have been eviscerated by now!
I’m sure there are an awful lot of Tories that need to be restrained in your presence Vince. It’s high time you were put out to pasture by the PM. You’ve caused nothing but trouble for the coalition this past year and you’re not even very good as a Business minister. Clear off and leave it to competent people to do the ministerial work! In fact, you might as well cross the floor, opposition is your natural home.