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New Labour Socialism: Taxi driver barred over apostrophe placing.

Only in the mad socialist experiment that is New Labour's "Cool Britannia" could something like this happen. Imagine being turned down for a job because you were unable to do something that had nothing to do with your ability to do the job. In fact, you were turned down having done that job perfectly well before. That is exactly what has happened to Laurence Kirk.

Another socialist council shows that it loves to meddle, loves to show that it has the power over the plebs and proles.

Another reason why a certain Mr Gordon Brown, our dour, unelected PM will lose the election, no matter how much clunking he does between now and then...

As an experienced cabbie, Laurence Kirk knows his home town like the back of his hand.

But he has been refused permission to resume his old job - because he isn't sure where to place an apostrophe.

He was denied a private hire driver's licence after failing an English exam designed to test his grammar.

'It's barmy,' said Mr Kirk, a 50-year-old grandfather. 'I have spoken to a number of taxi firms and they are screaming out for drivers. There are so few coming through because of this bureaucracy.'

Mr Kirk was a taxi driver in Bournemouth six years ago but had to give it up because of family commitments.

His private-hire licence has since expired and so he applied to Bournemouth Borough Council for a new one but was told he would have to take a three-hour test.

It was a GCSE English exam, which consisted of 40 questions covering six pages. Mr Kirk, a former scaffolder and roofer, got a mark of 60 per cent - the pass rate was 70.

He said: 'The last time I went to school was 35 years ago and I didn't pass my exams then. If I couldn't pass them then what chance had I of passing one now?

'Most of the questions were, "Where does the apostrophe or semi-colon go in this sentence?" or, "Here are four sentences but which is the right way of writing it?"

'I did my best but it was not enough. So now I can't drive a taxi because I don't know where an apostrophe goes.'

Mr Kirk must now attend a taxpayer funded, four-week, part-time college course studying GCSE English before he can re-sit the exam.

He said: 'It took me one hour to go to the bank and arrange a £14,000 loan to buy a car so I can earn a living but it is taking me months to get my licence.'

Mr Kirk, from Branksome, Poole, added: 'When I got my licence six years ago I filled in some forms, had a medical and then had a driving test to prove I knew the area and they passed me.'

Bournemouth is the first authority to insist on cab drivers taking a Business and Technical Education Council qualification in 'Transporting Passengers By Taxi and Private Hire'.

**However a cunt employed by Bournemouth Borough Council by the name of Steve Wright - no relation to the serial killer I hope? - and who has a typical Guardian type non job of "principal licensing officer", I wonder how much taxpayers money is pissed away on his salary? Attempted to defend this, after all remember the council is there to "help" and "rules are rules."

Steve Wright, principal licensing officer for the council, said the English exam was a way to evaluate the level of support the drivers will need to take the BTEC.

'The test allows us to assess the candidate's abilities and understanding to enable us to offer the right support in order to fulfil the further requirements in gaining their licence. These include a local knowledge test as well as the BTEC required by the council.'

The BTEC for taxi drivers was introduced by the exam board Edexcel in 2005 with the help of the Department for Transport.

It is up to individual authorities to decide whether or not to adopt it as a requirement.A case of what the fuck? A taxi driver, hell half the taxi drivers down here that I meet can hardly string a sentence together in English. So long as they can understand directions from point a to point b and have a valid driving licence I care not a jot about the rest.

I would be more concerned over say his ability to do a three point turn, drive people to where they want to go in a safe manner, obvious taxi related stuff.

Still this shows the rise of the uber-state, the fact that common sense has been replaced by targets, stats and non job wankstains like apostrophe obsessed Steve Wright and the dickheads in Bournemouth Borough Council who dreamed this shit up.

A quick glance of the cuntcil webshyte will show that in Bournmouth they have their site in three strange scripts of barbarous babble, as well as French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Polish and Portuguese.

Yet no tests for people reading in those languages?

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George Galloway wants to hump 4 cheap skanks.

Now George has done some fucking bad things, that cat suit incident on Celeb Big Brother is one that leaps to mind, even more than his fawning over Saddam Hussain in years gone bye; but this is poor even by Georges standards.

He used his Daily Record column to comment on the group of collective skanks that make up Sex and the City and proceeded to let his readership know in what order he would "do them."

The thought of George on the job is enough to disturb even me, throw in some tired, haggish harpy women with the "looks" of some second rate male transvestite on a particularly bad day and ones stomach contents rise up.

One can only hope that he was still concussed after being knocked out from having a
foam stress-ball thrown at him.

You might want to click on the title headline that will take you to a site that compares Sarah Jessica Parker to a horse.

Splat a rag...

Memo to Allah, more virgins will be needed...

9/11 was an inside job: Jim Corr musician & asswipe.

Hot on the heels of Sharon Stone and her karma with regards the China earthquake we have Jim Corr. He has been chirping away on how 9/11 was an inside job.

Corr said overwhelming evidence suggests 9/11 "was carried out by rogue elements in the Bush neo-con administration". Wow, I am really impressed, so come on Jim tell us more...

"When you study 9/11 it becomes very apparent... it was a staged terrorist attack, what they call a false flag operation." Oh, staged how? Facts dear boy, facts.

Yet Corr forgets to state exactly what this overwhelming evidence is exactly? Please Jim tell us, after all despite the 9/11 inquiry and many reviews by the US government, its agencies and others; of course the "truth" is going to have to be in the hands of an Irish musican...

I think it may be some time before The Corrs do a US sellout tour.

In fact I give it a week and when he realises that his comments will hit his album sales in the US, I think that Mr Corr will be backtracking on this.

Why Gordon Brown will lose - Soft on crime & childkillers.

Whilst the victims of crime are left to "deal with it", ignored by the justice system who appear more concerned with the rights of criminals than that of those of the people they have killed.

Today's story of softly softly treatment of Soham killer Ian Huntley shows this to be a perfect example of leftist thinking. Rather than caring for the shattered families of the girls he murdered our state would rather look after Mr Huntley's rights, ensure that he is happy in his cell rather than seeing prison for what it should be - a punishment:

Ian Huntley is receiving extraordinary preferential treatment in prison to 'keep his spirits up'.

The killer of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman has tried three times to kill himself and the authorities are keen to avoid another attempt.

Officers guarding him have been told by governor David Thompson to treat Huntley - and fellow inmates - as 'extensions of their family' and use their first names or address them as 'Mr'.

In addition, 33-year-old Huntley was given a series of privileges within weeks of arriving at Frankland Prison in County Durham - privileges which others would take months of good behaviour to earn.

Prisoner JG5778 has been given a private room within the health-care wing of the maximum-security jail.

Rather than be forced to wear uniform, he and other inmates are allowed their own choice of designer clothes. He has a constant two-man guard whenever he ventures out of his cell.

Those officers have been instructed to 'humour' him and to play games such as chess, darts and Scrabble with the former school caretaker who killed two tenyearold girls in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Three meals a day, chosen by Huntley from an extensive menu, are delivered to the 12ft x 10ft room where the pressures of serving a life sentence are alleviated by his personal freeview TV, a Sony CD player, stereo and Nintendo games console. Inside the cell are photographs of his ex-lover Maxine Carr, with whom he is said to be 'obsessed'.

**Oh how happy I am to see my tax money pissed away by this government showing such care for the rights of a child killer.

At a time when there is already concern about the soft life of prison inmates, officers are said to be furious over the special treatment of Huntley...

A source said: 'Because the management fear Huntley may try to kill himself again they are bending over backwards to make sure his stay is as comfortable as possible

'They've been ordered to address him as Ian or Mr Huntley. It's unbearable. The last straw came when the governor called a meeting of prison staff to express his concern over the way some prisoners are treated.

'Huntley has almost everything done for him and is waited on hand and foot by the officers assigned to his care. He's living a life of luxury. Yet the parents of Holly and Jessica are living a nightmare.'

But it gets better, whilst the rest of us - the mugs who have to pay for all this - have to pay for all our food, Huntley gets some mighty fine nosh laid on thanks to us.

An extensive menu, seen by the Mail, offers Huntley such dishes as Cowboy Casserole - chicken sausage with beans, potatoes and onions - marked on the menu with a 'heart' signifying it is the Healthy Eating Option.

Huntley chooses from the list every day and fills in a menu card, like every other prisoner, but incredibly prison officers are sent off to collect it for him and deliver it to his cell...

The killer has one-to-one education for an hour a day, learning computers as part of an information technology course...

In a fascinating insight into Huntley's lifestyle, the Mail has obtained documents which list his possessions and range of designer clothing. They detail how his cell is decked out with a blue toilet mat, blue rug, a white quilt cover and valance sheet and two white pillow cases. His clothes include Nike training shoes, Adidas t- shirts, Nike jogging bottoms, three pairs of jeans, a burgundy Ben Sherman shirt, two multi- coloured Levi shirts and two orange Polo Tshirts. He has other T-shirts from French Connection. The list also shows that he owns a pair of Fila 'shower shoes'.

**So all the stuff on being tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime was nothing but shit. Lets face it when a prison panders to the petulant demands of a child killer and put him in some "special bracket" then you know that something is wrong with the penal system here in the UK.

I could lambaste that, but the problem lies deeper than the governor of his prison or even the penal system itself. Rather it is the political interference of politicians who have enforced social packages into the system.

Early release, special treatment for child killers, constant ignoring of the demands from the public for harder sentences all of this and the massive waste of money on pandering to his needs can be laid at the door of No.10 and a certain Mr Brown.

David Miliband/Milicunt

The perfect phrase to describe him:

I came close once after glimpsing David Miliband on TV: I couldn't hear what he was saying, but something about his face - just his sodding face - revolted me on a deep and primal level. It was chilling, unsettling - like watching a haunted ventriloquist's dummy slowly turn its head through 360 degrees. "Who is this grinning homunculus," I thought, "and what does he want from me?"
And there he is in all his grinning homunculus glory.

Some past gems of our dire representative on the world stage: an open letter to Milicunt and David starts blogging again and leaving citizens in the lurch and David is a cunt and laughing at the public and leaving more people in the lurch and the cost of his Shambo fiasco and David shits a brick

Still I did name Milicunt as my cunt
of the year.

Sharon Stone - Dumbfuck.

It is not often that I turn my gaze onto celeb's and give them a well deserved fucking over, I tend to save most of that for our political masters - well other than Sarah Jessica Parker who is a talentless moose lookalike - but Sharon Stone has to be an exception.
Yes the woman who blew her career into the big time by flashing her sweaty minge at viewers in a film some years back, has shown that celebs should stick to doing what they are best at:
Sex stories, films, fucking, porn vids, inane bullshit, making films and assorted filler shit for magazines and tv etc etc etc.
And not, I repeat not talking shit about "karma" and opening their vacuous mouths on current affairs. Sharon Stone made a huge fuckup comment about the earthquake in China:

"I am not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans ... then this earthquake and all this stuff happened and I thought, 'Is that karma, when you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?'"

But wow, what concise and in depth analysis she provides. She mumbles "then this earthquake and all this stuff" - Stuff, what stuff would that be dear?

The earthquake centered near China's Sichuan Province has taken the lives of 70,000 people and as we see on the tv, more bodies are being found each day.

Well for dumbfuck Sharon I shall explain and try not to use any long words to confuse her celeb brain: Karma is all about cause and effect. None of the people killed, unless maybe the odd high ranking Communist Party member was killed had any input in any way in China's actions in Tibet.

Countless people, including many children were trapped in the rubble, condemned to a slow, painful, lingering death. To use the word "karma" to describe that is dire. It may have flickered across her brain along with what ever inane shit passes for thoughts in Ms Stones head, but she evidently seems to regard the deaths of thousands of innocents as some sort of payback.

Sharon you were a second rate cheap ass skank when you flashed your minge years ago, now years later you show that nothing has improved.

Let us hope that the next thing to enter Ms Stones brain is a subarachnoid hemmorrhage, like the one she had back in 2001 and hopefully a fatal one at that. At which point I might just quip the comment
'Is that karma, when you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?'
The Tibetan Foundation sent Ms Stone a letter recommending that she go and help the quake victims. A golden opportunity to work off bad karma.

I am sure that the relatives of those killed by the "karma" will not be in the least bit upset....

Tony "Pasha" Blair, feeding my religion...

What is it with God botherers, seriously I have nothing against people worshipping their God/Gods in private - hell even in public if that is their thing - but some just seem to lose all logical thought and just make themselves look complete cunts.

Ok a bigger cunt in Blair's case, but lets do a recap on Blair over the last eleven years or so:

First up we have his latest bit, where Tony ever the one to blow his own trumpet - well lets face it, it has to be better than his wife blowing it - and he states he is going to “spend the rest of my life” uniting the world’s religions.

- So would that include all the Muslims who seem to be a tad irate at his action in Iraq? Sexed up dossiers anyone? Remember one of the 7/7 bombers stated that it was Iraq that caused him to go blow himself up.

Tony also said "Religious faith will be of the same significance to the 21st Century as political ideology was to the 20th Century." - Strange how he failed to grasp the fact that in Islam politics and religion are one and the same sodding thing. Always have been and always will be...

Oh and was it not him who came up with the comments about those who talk about religion are regarded by the public as nutters. - Unless that includes a certain Tony Blair, now looking to "praise the Lord" whilst getting lots of media attention.

Then he again made a massive fuss about his "converting" to Catholicism, without calling himself a nutter I might add.

Now he is going to devote his life to faith.

Just after he has finished bringing peace to the middle east, has walked on water, fed the masses with loaves and fishes, cured some chap of an infectious disease, brought someone else back from the dead, released another sodding book, hogged the media yet again with another claim from Tony "Cuntbubble" Blair.

Converted half the people at insurance company Zurich, where he works and also merchant bank JP Morgan where he also works.

All this from a government run by this odious little cunt that famously stated at one point that "they don't do God"!....

Can we please skip to the bit where he gets his ass nailed to some planks of wood and we bury the cunt.

**Now is it me or has he given up on some Euroleader and maybe is trying to angle himself a cushy job as some UN peace representative or maybe a peace prize, lots of money in both of them...

A perfect comment on Question Time.

Dan Snow said that our dour, calvinistic and unelected by the people PM, Mr Gordon "Cyclops" Brown was a "good number two"

Indeed I agree with that 100%, Gordon I have always felt to be a grade A listed turd, a steaming pile of the finest Brown stuff.

Brown by name and Brown by nature.Sadly the nation appears to be rather constipated and needs a rather good dose of laxatives to clear him and other shits from the House.

Yes, I know that this is taking Mr Snows comment out of context, but still like anyone needs an excuse to batter the turd that is our desperate, hiding in his bunker PM...

Labour going bankrupt: Gordon & Labour could not run a whelk stall.

The Guardian reports under the headline "Labour cash crisis could bankrupt party leaders" that:
**Its not just Gordon on the way down...

Senior officials in the Labour party, including Gordon Brown, could become personally liable for millions of pounds in debt unless new donors can be found within weeks, the Guardian has learned.

The party has five weeks to find £7.45m to pay off loans to banks and wealthy donors recruited by Lord Levy, Tony Blair's former chief fundraiser, or become insolvent. A further £6.2m will have to be repaid by Christmas - making £13.65m in all. The sum amounts to two-thirds of the party's annual income from donations.

The figures are a conservative estimate as they do not include interest that will also have to be paid. A Labour source said that although the total debt was listed as £17.8m on the Electoral Commission website, the true level, with interest, was nearer to £24m.

The possibility that party officials and members of its national executive committee could become liable is being taken seriously by union leaders, and has been underlined by the decision of equity fund chairman David Pitt-Watson not to accept the post as Labour's general secretary.

Though he was Brown's candidate for the post, he declined the offer after receiving independent legal advice that he would be personally liable for repaying the loans and could be bankrupted if Labour's finances collapsed.

The advice from City solicitors Slaughter and May said unequivocally that leading party officials and members of the NEC would be " jointly and severally" responsible for the party's debt.

The reason is that the Labour party constitution is framed like a local club or society, and has no provision for limiting the liability of its officials or managers.

A Labour source said: "The party's constitution is like a five-a-side football club, or the local cricket club. The big difference is that the most club officials and managers could expect to have to fork out is an unpaid bill for hiring the pitch. In Labour's case, it's tens of millions of pounds."

The advice was the sole reason why Pitt-Watson, a committed Labour supporter and former Westminster City councillor, turned down the job this month.

But the reverberations inside the party have been enormous. Earlier this month the GMB union's executive decided to indemnify its two members on the NEC - Debbie Coulter, the union's deputy general secretary and a former Labour party conference chairwoman, and Mary Turner, GMB's president - to protect their homes and savings. A GMB spokesman told the Guardian: "They told the executive they would not continue to sit on the NEC unless they were indemnified. It's too much a risk for them."

As leader of the party and a member of the NEC, Brown is also potentially vulnerable. Other prominent members of the committee are Harriet Harman, the deputy leader; her husband, Jack Dromey, the party treasurer; Pat McFadden, minister of state at the department for business; Angela Eagle, exchequer secretary at the Treasury; Dawn Primarolo, public health minister; and former ministers Keith Vaz and Janet Anderson.

Anderson said last night: "I am very concerned and we should look into the situation immediately. If this is the case, I can't see how anyone, unless they are very wealthy or are indemnified, like in the case of the GMB, can serve on the NEC. I can't see who would want to be general secretary following this advice."

The party's financial plight can be shown by the current negotiations taking place with banks and donors.

The Co-operative bank, whose £2.61m loan is due to be repaid on June 30, has told the party it wants its money back, even though it is getting 7% interest. The bank has asked the unions to offer loans to Labour so the party can pay its debt, but some are refusing to do this. Paul Kenny, the GMB's general secretary, has told the Co-operative bank it will refuse to help unless the bank withdraws its de-recognition of the union, which represents staff at Co-operative Funeral Services.

Three other loans are due to be repaid on June 30 and July 1. They are a £1.54m loan from Unity Trust bank, also at 7%; a £1m loan at 6.75% from Nigel Morris, founder of the Capital One financial group, and £2.3m from Sir David Garrard, a property developer. He had already extended the loan by 15 months from April 2007.

Labour is hoping that the donors can be persuaded to extend the loan period. Sir Richard Caring, owner of the Ivy and Caprice restaurants, has agreed an indefinite extension of his £2m loan, due to be repaid last March. He has agreed to give 180 days notice if he wants it repaid.

The party's financial crisis could be compounded this autumn. Three of the biggest unions, Unison, the Communications Workers Union and the GMB have tabled motions at their annual conferences next month calling for members to disaffiliate from Labour. If this goes ahead, Labour would lose £4m of its £19m a year in donations.

The Labour party is said to be investigating whether it can change its status to a limited liability company to protect its officials and NEC members - but such a move could be open to legal challenge until it clears its debts.

Oh dear, how sad.

Fucking brilliant, here we have a bunch inept, dire fuckwits who could not run their own business and break even, yet alone make a profit now shitting themselves at the prospect of bailiffs coming in to take their goods to the value of...

The only sobering point is that these amoral and so to be bankrupted cunts are running the entire nation the same inept way that they run their party!

Maybe some of the peers they slipped bungs to could help them out? Nope as they are all hiding and keeping their heads down.

Maybe Gordon could ask Lord Levy to do some fundraising, oh hang on that bridge has been burned somewhat...Gordon gives the thumbs up to the bailiff! Expect some urgent dithering, some clunking, some cowering and then a firm maybe on making a decision...

Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a horse.

Nay, say the fans of Sex in the city, although she also says nay...
Post done for no other reason than I hate the purile steaming turd of shittiness that is Sex in the City, and I also think that she looks like a fucking moose.
Hat tip to The Sniper

Eu threaten Ireland. Mr Barroso soon to lose kneecaps.

The Daily Telegraph is sounding an alarm:

Plans to eliminate Eurosceptics as an organised opposition within the European Parliament are expected to be agreed by a majority of MEPs this summer.

The European Union assembly’s political establishment is pushing through changes that will silence dissidents by changing the rules allowing Euro-MPs to form political groupings.

Richard Corbett, a British Labour MEP, is leading the charge to cut the number of party political tendencies in the Parliament next year, a move that would dissolve UKIP’s pan-European Eurosceptic “Independence and Democracy” grouping.

Under the rule change, the largest and msot pro-EU groups would tighten their grip on the Parliament’s political agenda and keep control of lavish funding.

”It would prevent single issue politicians from being given undue support from the public purse,” said Mr Corbett.

”We want to avoid the formation of a fragmented Parliament, deeply divided into many small groups and unable to work effectively.”

Mr Corbett’s proposals will also give the President of the Parliament sweeping powers to approve or reject parliamentary questions.

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, claimed that the move goes hand in hand with the denial of popular votes on the new EU Treaty.

”Welcome to your future. This shows an EU mindset that is arrogant, anti-democratic and frankly scary,” he said.

”These people are so scared of public opinion they are willing to set in stone the right to ignore it. Freedom requires the governing elite to be held to account. They must be getting very worried if they are enacting such dictatorial powers for themselves.”

Current rules allow 20 MEPs from a fifth of the EU’s member states to form groupings, giving them a say in the Parliament’s administration and power structure.

Under the changes, the threshold would become 30 MEPs from one quarter of the EU’s member states.

The Liberal Democrats, Greens, the far Left, Eurosceptics and other groupings have vowed to oppose the plans during a vote scheduled for July 9. Andrew Duff, leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat Euro-MPs and a committed EU Federalist, has opposed the silencing of UKIP on the basis of democratic principle.

”Whatever one’s views about their politics it cannot be argued that these small groups do not represent a strand of European public opinion,” he said.

”If the European Parliament is to be the legitimate forum for post-national democracy, all sorts of minority opinions have to be given effective, if proportionate representation.”

But the proposals are expected to be passed with the backing of the Parliament’s centre-Left and Right groupings, which account for 64 per cent of MEPs, including British Conservative and Labour deputies.

The row over the new EU Treaty meanwhile took a new turn yesterday after José Manuel Barroso, the Commission President, warned Irish voters that they will “pay” if they reject the document in a referendum next month.

Oh dear, how silly of Mr Barroso to make what could be seen by many Irish folk as a threat. Mr Barroso seems to forget quite who he is threatening. This is Ireland, home of such nice folk as the IRA and other organisations known for their love of political rivals.

One could quite easily imagine Mr Barroso waking up one day to find that he is in need of some new kneecaps.

Speaking in Brussels on Monday night, Mr Barroso attempted to head off growing opposition to the Treaty by threatening outcast status for Ireland.

”If there was a ‘No’ in Ireland or in another country, it would have a very negative effect for the EU. We will all pay a price for it, Ireland included, if this is not done in a proper way,” he said.

Now if I know Irish folk and I think I do. If there is one thing that will annoy the hell out of them is some one from outside of that fair Isle telling them what they should or should not be doing. One only has to look at English history and our continued meddling in Irish affairs to see that.

Good luck to Mr Barroso if he thinks that he can get Ireland to play along, as he will win where the British Empire failed over many centuries.

Might be a good idea if Mr Barroso doesn't open his own mail for a while....


Singing Shark.

Posted for no reason what so ever.

BBC Bias to be exposed? Balen report into BBC bias to go to Lords.

The long-running Freedom of Information battle over the Balen Report, an internal review of the BBC's reporting of the Middle East, is to go to the House of Lords.

The Judicial Committee of the House of Lords decided last week to allow solicitor Stephen Sugar to appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling that the BBC did not have to disclose the Balen report on its Middle East reporting under the Freedom of Information Act.

The decision, noted in the Judicial Business section of the Minutes for 22 May, gave leave for Sugar's appeal and said that the petition of appeal should be lodged by June 5.

Sugar, a commercial solicitor from Putney, south-west London, has been campaigning for the BBC to release the Balen report - written by senior editorial adviser Malcolm Balen - to be published as part of the on-going public debate about alleged BBC bias against Israel.

In January, the Court of Appeal rejected his appeal, upholding a decision by the High Court that the BBC was not obliged to release the report as it was exempt under the Freedom of Information Act.

When Sugar first made his request for release of the report under the Act, the Information Commissioner agreed with the BBC that, although it was listed as a "public authority" in the Act, it was exempted from having to disclose material held for the purposes of "journalism, art or literature" and the Act therefore did not apply.

Sugar appealed to the Information Tribunal, which backed him and said the report should be released.

The case then went to the High Court, where Mr Justice Davis accepted the BBC's argument that the Information Tribunal had no jurisdiction to uphold an appeal because the case fell outside the scope of the Act and there had been no decision against which Sugar could appeal.

That ruling was upheld in January in the Court of Appeal by Lord Justice Buxton, Lord Justice Lloyd and Sir Paul Kennedy.

Sugar contends that the Freedom of Information Act has been badly drafted and is preventing disclosure of material which should be publicly available.

The BBC says the Balen report was always intended as an internal review of programme content, to inform future output, and was never intended for publication.

The corporation argues that it is vital for independent journalism that debates among its staff about how it covers stories should not be opened up to the public gaze.

A little tune on the license tax.

A parody with more than a grain of truth in it:

Some bits on the report the BBC don't want us to read: honestreporting and pressgazette and wikipedia and guardian
That would be the same BBC who ban on the word faggot in the Pogues song Fairytale of New York, as detailed on their website here. Then about 24 hours later they climbed down and decided that the word faggot was okay again. A humiliating climbdown.

That would be the same BBC that after deciding to slash thousands of jobs wasted £120,000 on "free" food and drinks for 4000 BBC staff. Oh thats free food and drinks all paid for from the license tax: link

That would be the same BBC who took terrorists paintballing - From Biased BBC - BBC "took terrorist trainers paintballing"

That would be the BBC that fixes competitions, like this oh and the by now infamous Blue Peter competition fix.

That would be the same BBC that sends its staff on a mandatory new training programme to teach honesty to BBC staff: link.

That would be the same BBC that has failed to promote proper debate on major political issues because of the inherent liberal culture of its staff, a report commissioned by the corporation has concluded: link

That would be the same BBC that employs people from terrorist channel Al Jazeera...link

That would be the same BBC who apologized to the Taliban terriorist scumfucks: link

That would be the same BBC that claims terrorists are an urban myth created by the jews and JW Bush...link

BBC offers aid and moral support to Taliban terrorists, claim that no army is as mobile as them: Link

That would be the same BBC that lies about casualty figures in the Lebanon: Link

That would be the same BBC offering support to Palestinian terrorist scum: link

That would be the same BBC who went to court to suppress the Balen Report on BBC bias with regards their coverage of the middle east.

Oh and the same BBC that denies a pro EU Bias and yet has accepted loans from the EU and for some unknown reason can not see this as a conflict of interest: BBC taking the 30 pieces of silver from the EU
And who tried to infer that 9/11 was America's fault.

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Gordon Brown - No energy policy, he can not even keep the lights running

Blackouts hit thousands as generators fail.
Worthless Foreign Secretary David Miliband, cowers whilst crapping himself -nothing to do with this post what so ever- I wanted to call the worthless amoral shit a coward. Oh and to correct his name from Miliband to Milicunt.

Hundreds of thousands of people were hit by electricity blackouts yesterday when seven power stations shut down. The unscheduled stoppages were regarded as an unprecedented sign of the fragility of Britain’s power infrastructure.

Operations were cancelled, people were stuck in lifts, traffic lights failed and fire engines were sent out on false alarms. Householders were unable to use any appliances or make phonecalls as the blackouts hit areas including Cleveland, Cheshire, Lincolnshire and London.

It was unclear last night why the power stations had failed. As the cuts escalated, the National Grid was forced to issue the most serious possible warning — “demand control imminent” — and urged suppliers to provide lower-voltage electricity to meet demand.

Energy suppliers affected by the shutdown, including British Energy and EON, said that they could not reveal the reasons for the cuts, nor would they say when some disrupted stations might resume service, because disclosure could affect the wholesale price of electricity.

Gay Gordon gives power cuts and blackouts the thumbs up.

Britain 2008!

How could this happen? Well don't ask the PM he is hiding in his bunker.

Reality dawns as Labour MP wakes up:Brian Iddon realises taxes hurt!

The smoking ban and alcohol duty rises have alienated voters – that's the stark warning to the Government from a Labour MP.

Bolton South East MP Dr Brian Iddon said the Government's plans to increase road tax would further alienate voters who were already "heavily bruised" from the smoking ban and rises in alcohol duty.

"I'm getting complaints from our core Labour vote that they feel the Labour Government is just hitting them left, right and centre," said the backbencher.

"They are heavily bruised at the moment.

"They just don't think the Labour Government is standing up for them anymore."

**Brian, oh dear it has taken you a long time to wake to the bleeding obvious. Still well done, for making the connection between taxes and bans being linked to people disliking Labour.

I know it must be hard for that to sink in, what with earning a nice wedge as an MP and clearing some £106,819 in expenses for the year 2006-07.

Now any chance that you can informed the Botter Gordon Brown of that fact and get him to repeal the smoking ban, lower duties as well as duties on fuel?

But I have a few points to make about your good self Mr Iddon, you see its all fine you complaining now about over regulation, taxes etc yet before you were quite happy to vote for ID Cards:
List of those who voted Yes for ID cards.

Oh and was it not your good self who has done the typical socialist think of kicking the US and offering your good self as a useful idiot for one Fidel Castro, I refer to your signing of this EDM, which fawns all over the mass murdering shit that is Castro:

EDM 982

Burgon, Colin
That this House commends the achievements of Fidel Castro in securing first-class free healthcare and education provision for the people of Cuba despite the 44 year illegal US embargo of the Cuban economy; notes the great strides Cuba has taken during this period in many fields such as biotechnology and sport in both of which Cuba is a world leader; acknowledges the esteem in which Castro is held by the people and leaders of Africa, Asia and Latin America for leading the calls for emancipation of the world's poorest people from slavery, hunger and the denial of human rights such as the right to life, the right to shelter, the right to healthcare and basic medicines and the right to education; welcomes the EU statement that constructive engagement with Cuba at this time is the most responsible course of action; and calls upon the Government to respect Cuba's right to self-determination and resist the aggressive forces within the US Administration who are openly planning their own illegal transition in Cuba.

As Devils Kitchen stated each every person who signed this is a cunt.

I also refer you to the case of one
Normando Hernández González, who is jailed in Cuba, a nation run by your idol Fidel.
A little article that show that Cuba is nothing more than a soviet style gulag with palm trees:

Link:http://www.newstatesman.com/200711080021 Plus: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=6917
Also: http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/912/prmID/174

A jailed Cuban journalist whose health is rapidly deteriorating in the face of prison-contracted diseases has been chosen as one of four writers to mark the Day of the Imprisoned Writer on 15 November. The special day, held on the same date each year, is organised by PEN, the writers' organisation that backs persecuted authors around the world.

Normando Hernández González was imprisoned in 2003 for reports and broadcasts on the internet and Radio Martí that were said by the government to endanger security. Hernández was found guilty of spying and threatening national security, crimes that carry a 25-year jail term. He was one of 75 journalists arrested in the Cuban government crackdown on the press in 2003 and, according to PEN, remains one of 59 still held by the regime.

He was thrown a glimmer of hope a few months ago when the government of Costa Rica effectively granted him asylum in absentia, launching a plea for his release after reports of a downward turn in his condition.

The move came about after Hernández's mother, Bianca González, appealed to Costa Rican legislators to intervene.

José Manuel Echandi, a former Defender of the Citizens in Costa Rica, answered the call and accused Cuba of torture in blocking the journalist's release.

The Cuban journalist's illness has been partly brought about by a hunger strike he began six months ago, but he has also contracted tuberculosis in prison. Hernández has spent most of the past 12 months in a maximum security prison, but was recently moved to a hospital for treatment.

At Echandi's request, Costa Rica asked Cuba to free Hernández and allow him to be transferred across the Caribbean Sea for health care attention in that country. When they received no response, Echandi wrote to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, to seek help to speed his release.

Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders is also backing the request that Hernández should be transported to Costa Rica.

"Humanitarian concerns are clearly paramount as regards all prisoners of conscience," the organisation said.

Cuba has more journalists locked up than any other country in the world, apart from China. Those still held since March 2003 are serving sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years.

According to Reporters Without Borders, three journalists held in Cuba were arrested after Fidel Castro's brother Raú took over the running of the country last year.

**Any chance of an EDM protesting his conditions Mr Iddon, or maybe a bit of your time spending raising the issue in The House of Commons, or are you just another worthless cunt of an MP?

Britain is now 'worse than Iraq' - Whilst Gordon Brown cowers in his bunker.

Britain is now 'worse than Iraq' - Whilst Gordon Brown cowers in his bunker.
A HERO paratrooper attacked with an iron bar as he went to buy a pizza last night branded Broken Britain "more dangerous than Iraq".

The 27-year-old hero spoke out as the country was rocked by yet another 24 hours of vicious attacks. The horror toll in the last few days includes:

FIFTEEN knife thugs slashing at customers as two drug gangs battled in a family pub in Bickley, Kent — leaving two men fighting for life and the bar looking "like an abattoir".
A PUB landlord being stabbed by three thieves in nearby Sidcup. Harry Potter actor Rob Knox, 18, was killed trying to protect his brother from a yob in the town on Saturday.

A MARRIED man aged 31 being stabbed to death by a baying mob who smashed his car and hauled him out in Bradford, West Yorks.

THREE boys aged 12, 13, and 15 being quizzed over the killing of Amar Aslam, 17, in Dewsbury, West Yorks — including one alleged to have taken a picture as Amar lay dying. FATHER-of-two Alan Riddock, 41, being stabbed to death when he challenged vandals at a pub in Bedminster, Bristol. So where is Gordon? Where is the action? Well Gordon is busy doing what Gordon does best, dithering, pondering, clunking, cowering and hiding.

Ok, so where then is our kebab eating Home Sec. Jacqui Smith? Well alienating the very people, the police that she needs on her side. I refer of course to the proper police, not the PCSO(Community Support Officers) who are of no use what so ever and will cover those cunts at the end of this:

However, Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, decided to abide by the Labour government's limit of 2 per cent for the public sector. So she "phased in" the increase, postponing its implementation by three months to 1 December, which reduced the cost for 2007-8 to 1.9 per cent. In other words, she was picking on the police as a soft option, given the no-strike rule.

We have to marvel at the reasons given by Ms Smith at the Police Federation conference: she claimed the phasing was necessary to keep inflation under control, to protect the mortgages of policemen and women, and that the "unaffordability" would result in the sacking of officers. What she overlooked was that these pay negotiations were after the event of inflation and higher mortgage costs, so any award is on account of past, not future, inflation. How could it be otherwise?

The Labour government has been mocked for being able to find £2.7 billion to cover part of the consequences of its self-inflicted 10p tax debacle, yet the £30 million saved by delaying the police pay was considered too crucial to the economy.Now back to the crap PCSO's often called Blunkett's Bobbies after dire former Home Sec. and scribber for The Sun newspaper David Blunkett:

A rural village shopkeeper has been threatened with arrest after warning customers of approaching traffic officials, it has emerged.

Alma Floyd, 60, was driven to despair by 'over-zealous' Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) ticketing shoppers for parking outside her store.

The family-run grocery has no car park but shoppers have used the six metre-wide pavement without incident for over 60 years.

Alma says the parking crackdown has caused a slump in trade and could spell financial ruin for her Highnam's Dairy in Cheddar, Somerset.

So she has been keeping an eye out for passing PCSOs and alerts her customers whenever they appear.

But last week a local Sergeant visited the store and warned her she risked prosecution if she continued to interfere with PCSOs "in their line of duty".

**"In their line of duty", what a telling phrase. Does their duty include throwing their weight - often quite considerable as they need not be as fit due to laxer health rules than our proper police - about? Quite how is a member of the public attempting to saveguard his or her business in any attempting to stop a worthless PCSO in "In their line of duty"?

PCSO's are a drain on the state, a waste of public money and should all be sacked, or in an ideal world humanely put to sleep.
The PCSO I might add has no actual powers of arrest, unlike the policemen and women. They are menials, petty pen pushers, ticket issuers, clock watchers, rule enforcers, made up of sad lonely cunts unable to become proper members of the police, sad lonely individuals with sexual hang ups who get a thrill from pushing around the public. Lower even than the traffic wardens, in the pecking order should a member of the public stand up to them they have to like in this instance run crying to the police to back them up.

Vote Obama as MP for Merthyr Tydfil

Here is a list of fifty mis-truths, lies and "errors" on the part of Obama. As bad as this is, compare that to the lies of say my local MP's Jessica Morden MP(Lab.) - her who is both in favour of saving post offices and voting for Govt closing of them - and Paul Flynn MP(Lab.) my libel case losing MP, or even unelected PM Gordon Brown.

Hell at a mere 50, he is worthy of a vote and would bring some honesty- not much but more than many of our MP's - to the House of Commons.

Maybe Obama should stand for someone like Merthyr Tydfil where he can offer support to the 1 in 5 on state sick pay as they are to lazy to get a damn job.**

My previous post on the land of dolescum
From Wikipedia (for a short time)

From the top, here are Obama's porkies...

50 Obama claimed he had never prayed in a Mosque; his campaign had to retract that statement
49 Obama dishonestly used third party comments in his ads to pump up his healthcare plan
48 Claims he never discussed politics with Pastor; rebutted by photo of Obama with team of lobbyists led by Wright
47 Obama, an expert at parsing words, claimed he wasn’t familiar with the word “Clintonian”; then changed his story
46 Despite reeking of cigarettes, Obama denied smoking to ABC; now admits smoking on MSNBC
45 Obama said he’d meet unconditionally with Leader of Iran: now claims he “didn’t have Ahmadinejad in mind”
44 Obama claims he is using public financing to avoid special interests: WSJ nails his switcheroo
43 Obama’s rhetoric claims more young black men in jail than college: BoJ Stats disprove
42 Claims he never said he was a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare; Video proves he did
41 Obama claims remarks to industrialists were greeted with silence, shows he can deliver tough message: video of ovation
40 Obamas claim you dont rip opponents & leave on roadside:he did to Alice Palmer
39 Obama denies saying Indiana could be tie-breaker: he did
38 Obama omits that Pastor Wright led divestiture campaign from Israel
37 Obama claims Church not controversial; he lied since 86
36 Lied about intention of taking US out of NAFTA
35 Obamas claim poverty growing up: both distort reality
34 Obama denies meeting Saddam’s Auchi; sworn Fed. witness places Obama at undisclosed party for Auchi at Rezkos
33 Obama lies about not attacking Clinton over her Bosnia lies
32 Obama claims he passed ethics reform; ABC News shows he lied
31 Obama says he’s consistently opposed NAFTA; in October 2007 he supported expansion to Peru
30 Obama claims he’s above dirty political tricks; Clinton proves he lies
29 Obama claims his “bitter” remarks were mangled; then repeats attacks on guns religion and angry people
28 Obama stated he’d stopped wearing flag pin on chest; now denies saying it, but video proves he is lying
27 Obama says he did no favors for Rezko;untrue; he lobbied for him
26 Changes story repeatedly re Rezko’s help in buying mansion
25 Obama claims he never supported a ban on handguns; he has twice
24 Obama claims stays at UCC as Pastor acknowledged comments were inappropriate; Wright never made this statement
23 Campaign is beholden to “only the people” as unlike McCain/Clinton he does not take lobbyist /PAC money; LIES!
22 Claims campaign never called Canada to say Obama not truthful re wanting leave NAFTA; smoking gun memo proves lied
21 Mrs Obama admits she’s never been proud of America; Video disproves Sen. Obama’s later claim she was misquoted
20 Claimed would not run for President
19 Claims famous in Il. for not letting lobbyists even buy him lunch; took from teachers, trial lawyers, hospital admins
18 Claims his parents met at Selma civil rights march; Washington Post noted it occurred 4 yrs after Obama’s birth
17 BO claims courageously opposed war in 2002 during US Senate campaign; He did not announce his senate bid until 2003
16 Claims he passes tough Nuclear Law; NYT uncovers he took Nuclear Industry pay-off and watered down the bill
15 Claimed he didn’t know Rezko was corrupt when did a real estate deal with him; Chicago papers prove he lied
14 Claims does not accept money from Big Oil: Real Clear Politics proves he lied
13 Denies using his Hopefund PAC to influence endorsers; but the Washington Post reviewed the record and disagreed
12 Claims his State Chair is not a drug company lobbyist; Time magazine cries Bullshit
11 Lies about how much he received in campaign funds from Rezko; forced to significantly increase the amount twice
10 Claims he did not fill out the 1996 candidate questionaire; Politico proves he lied
9 Took credit for achievement of others in Chicago; resume puffing exposed by LA Times
8 Claims he kept no State Senate records; now he changes his story
7 Denies doubling wife’s salary was due to becoming US Senator; omits within months he earmarked $1 million for hospital
6 Denied meeting Saddam bagman Auchi; now admits he was at his dinner but does not remember talking to him
5 Denies using his church for politics: IRS disagree
4 Claims he was unaware of Pastor Wrights 911 comments: NYT proves he lied
3 Claims his father was a goat-herd; actually he was a man of privilige
2 Claims not an active muslim as child; Indonesian paper proves he lied
1 Claims father linked to Kennedys; Washington Post proves he lied

H/T Pamela via Larwyn

**Should any dolescum in fuckwit land known as Merthyr become upset, please remember that as a taxpayer I a/ own your ass b/ see point a/ and c/ try work you might like it...
H/t to Velvet Hammer


Fuel Protests - Gordon Brown to anounce bribe after a period of dithering.

Up it go's and yet all our do nothing government can do about rising prices is blame world coditions and try to spin the figures:t
hat a 2p-per-litre fuel duty increase had been put back from April to October and fuel duty was "still 11% below its 1999 level, in real terms".
In short utter crap, if according to the graph one is paying 68/72 back in 1999 and according to this same graph that one is now paying 114-128 now. How in the name of all that is holy can that be 11% below the 1999 level in real terms?
Hundreds of lorry drivers angry at soaring fuel prices are protesting in London and the along the M4 in Wales.

A convoy of trucks closed the A40 into the city as hauliers parked up and went to join a rally in central London before petitioning 10 Downing Street.

In Wales, a two-mile line of lorries crawled along the M4 towards Cardiff.

Hauliers say diesel prices topping 120p a litre, plus the government's planned 2p fuel tax rise, will drive firms "to the wall". They want a fuel tax rebate.

The protest comes as Chancellor Alistair Darling prepares for a meeting next week with Labour MPs concerned about plans to increase road tax on older, more polluting vehicles.

Forty-two MPs have signed a Commons motion asking the government to reconsider.

The EDM is aimed at Bottler Brown, after all one can imagine that all those MP's are rather worried about losing their seats and maybe having to earn a living like the rest of us:

Campbell, Ronnie

That this House is concerned at the retrospective effect of the vehicle excise duty changes announced in Budget 2008 to take effect from 2009; and asks the Government to reconsider.

Organisers from protest group Transaction 2007 led a lunch-time rally at London's Marble Arch. They said the price of fuel was "rocketing" and the government had the power to act, but was not listening.

Haulage company boss Peter Carroll said: "We are being murdered and you would not walk past a drowning man."

The industry says fuel bill rises mean many UK companies will go to the wall. While the government cannot control global oil prices, it wants an "essential user" duty rebate on fuel of between 20p and 25p a litre to ease competition with foreign haulage companies.

“This is not just a few angry hauliers,” said Peter Carroll, a spokesman for the lobby group Transaction 2007. “This is a whole industry saying you are going to kill us and you have got the power to stop it.”

Mr Carroll, who runs Seymour Transport in Maidstone, Kent, said that his company’s fuel bill had risen by £40,000 a month since last October and other companies were suffering even more. Their problems had been aggravated by competition from foreign lorries which arrive in Britain “with tanks full of cheaper fuel”.

According to figures from the Department for Transport last week, the number of foreign-registered goods vehicles entering Britain reached a record high of 1.7 million last year.

**Now this is what I see happening, some vague spin from HM Govt, sure that has already started but expect more about how we have never had it so good, how dare you complain and don't you realise that we have your best interests at heart you scummy proles...

Then they will wheel out some spokeperson on the orders of Bottler to say that HM Govt will not be dictated to by the plebs and proles.

Expect a few attacks on the character of the organisers of the fuel protests. All the best tactics will come out of the New Labour manual for government, which most of know as George Orwell's book 1984.

Finally Brown will state that he has decided to be "prudent" and attempt to offer a bribe in the form of holding off prices rises, or even a slight reduction in prices - although my money is on the first. Mind you he might even offer some form of tax credit, with billions of pages for people to fill in! After all we all know how sucessful tax credits have been in other areas.

Whilst doing this he will be claiming that its all nothing to do with him and all the fault of the nasty oil companies/OPEC/Pixies and assorted evil sprites an other elfen folk who are doing their worst.
Lastly he will try to pass the blame onto the Tories claiming that despite holding onto power for 11 years, in some bizarre way it is also their fault.As Tacitus wrote of the assasinated emperor Galba: “Consensu omnium, capax imperii nisi imperasset”, which is translated roughly as “Everyone agreed that he was capable of ruling until he actually got the job”.

The same applies to Bottler Brown.

No sympathy for Anne Moffat Labour MP, who was mugged.

AN MP who was mugged near her home last night branded her attackers “scum”.

Labour’s Anne Moffat, 50, was knocked unconscious and robbed after running past yobs while out jogging in a park.

Ms Moffat, who suffered broken ribs and cuts and bruises, said: “I was doing a bit of running and walking and I heard a group of youths in front of me.

“The next thing I knew, they were all jostling about. I don’t know if I was pushed or tripped, but I went down and I hit my head on a boulder or a stone and I was knocked out.”

The yobs stole a gold chain, watch, diamond ring and earrings in the attack in Cockenzie in her East Lothian constituency on Friday.

Ms Moffat said: “These people are just scum – nasty, horrible people getting fired up with drink and drugs.”

**Well Anne it is like this, we the public have been telling you MP's about the feral youth, lack of discipline in the schools and the steady rise of crime for the last 11 fucking years.

Now you get attacked it makes the papers and I am sure that the local force shall be hauling in all the usual suspects until the guilty are charged, then no doubt because of your position a stiff term in prison shall be handed down to the criminals involved.

No doubt the local Chief Constable has popped down to see you as soon as he heard that you were hurt, brought some flowers and had a nice cup of tea with you.

Sadly for the rest of us we are not so lucky, hell half the time when you report a crime you are lucky if a pc even turns up. Maybe had you and the rest of your piss poor shower of cunts that make up this inept, incapable government actually taken a tough stance from day one you would have been able to jog in that park without being mugged.

Maybe quite a few more of our citizens would be alive today, rather than dead at the hands of New Labours soft on crime, let them out early and hug a scumbag policies.

Or is part of your annoyance the typical attitude of New Labour MP's when reality bites them and they wail "Don't you know who I am?!" After all as we have seen, those who take the job of MP appear to believe that laws and rules only apply to the little folk.

Would you have classed them as scum, referred to them as nasty, horrible people getting fired up with drink and drugs had that been someone, anyone else?

Welcome to the real world Anne, the world that you and your co-workers in Labour have inflicted on us all.


New Labour - shit at targets.

Here we go, watch the fuckers attempt to spin this.

Amongst the key targets missed were:

- reducing levels of re-offending - target reduce by 5%, result reduce by 0.1%

- halving the number of children in poverty - target reduce by half, result a rise of 200,000

- raising educational standards in secondary schools - does anyone believe any of the figures on educational standards? And they can't even meet their targets with fiddled figures
- reducing health inequalities
- improving the lives of vulnerable elderly people - reducing hospital bed numbers was a big help here
- getting more people to use public transport - ever increasing public transport prices could not have helped here although the amount of extra taxation on drivers was a good attempt to move results their way

Labour great at setting targets, crap at meeting them.

New Labour expense scum: Ann Keen MP & Alan Keen MP

A husband and wife who are both MPs have used £175,000 of taxpayers’ money to help buy a flat near Parliament – while they already have a constituency home nine miles away.

Health minister Ann Keen, 59, and her husband Alan, 70 - who have been nicknamed Mr and Mrs Expenses - bought an apartment on the South Bank of the Thames using their generous second homes perk.

They also took out life insurance policies worth £430,000 and claimed back the £867.57 a month premiums on their expenses.

The couple bought the flat, in a block with its own swimming pool and gym, under rules that allow MPs to spend £23,083 a year to run and furnish a home near the Commons.

They qualified for the handout because they live outside inner London. Yet the Keens’ home is actually in Brentford, West London - about 30 minutes away by car.

The details were revealed in documents after a three-year freedom of information battle in which Commons Speaker Michael Martin lost his bid to keep a breakdown of MPs’ expenses secret.

Ten days ago the High Court ruled he must publish details of claims made under the additional costs allowance by 14 current or former MPs.

Mrs Keen, who represents Brentford and Isleworth, and Mr Keen, who is Labour MP for neighbouring Feltham and Heston, already effectively receive double the expenses of other MPs because they share a property.

But the manner in which they bought another home near the Royal Festival Hall will raise eyebrows yet again about the Commons expenses regime.

The couple bought the flat in May 2002 after spending six months in a London hotel.

In a letter to the Commons’ Fees Office informing officials of their changed circumstances, the Keens wrote: ‘Despite some advantages of hotel accommodation, overall we found it unsatisfactory and have borrowed…to purchase a flat within walking distance of Westminster.’

In an unusual arrangement, they used two mortgages. One loan was for £350,000 from HSBC. The other £170,000 was raised by re-mortgaging their property in Brentford, also through HSBC.

The couple argued that because the second home loan was used to raise equity for the central London flat it should be permissible on expenses.

This was apparently nodded through by officials. The property would almost certainly now be worth at £800,000, according to experts.

As well as the interest payments on their mortgage, the couple claimed £867.57 a month for ‘compulsory’ life insurance premiums attached to the home loans - a practice which has since been banned.

According to the documents, they never submitted a single receipt. Instead, they sent two sheets of A4 to the expenses department every month, claiming £1,643.50 each month throughout 2002-03 and £1,699 each throughout 2003-04 - almost the maximum payable.

In the five years since they bought the apartment, Mrs Keen has claimed £87,325 under the second homes allowance and Mr Keen has received £87,803 - a total of £175,128.

In the last year for which figures are available, the pair claimed a total of £38,515 under the ACA, which covers mortgage interest, service charges, utility and food.

If they had each separately taken the £38 taxi ride from Westminster to Brentford on every Commons ‘sitting day’ that year, the bill would have only come to £11,000 - £27,000 less.

There is no suggestion the couple broke the rules. However, their case will intensify pressure for reforms of the way MPs pay themselves expenses.

Critics claim they lived so near to the Commons they should only be able to claim the London supplement of £2,700.

The housing allowances system is now under review.

A Department of Health spokesman stressed the Keens’ claims were within the rules.

But Matthew Elliott, of the Taxpayers’ Alliance campaign group, said they were ‘unacceptable’.

‘The allowance should help MPs represent their constituencies, not pay the costs of life insurance or enable them to build up a lucrative property portfolio.’

The ACA documents also revealed taxpayers picked up the bill for Tony Blair’s interest-only £297,000 mortgage on his constituency home - amounting to almost £4,000 in 2005-06.

**Remember that the next day when you have to wonder quite how you can afford to fill the car with petrol to get to work, or struggle to pay ever rising utility bills out of your static wages.

This pair of amoral fuckers, claim back the monies paid out on their life insurance. So we the hard put upon taxpayers are funding that. Also quite what the score is with sending in some A4 paper as expenses, I am sure that should we attempt to do that to say HM customs they would reject our attempt to defraud them.

Add to that they get the utility bills, food and all the other stuff that we have to pay for covered and you can see how being a Labour MP is a cushy number, but remember that as the one eye'd leader said they "feel your pain"

I am sure that with all their living expenses covered, along with travel and anything else this greedy pair of overpaid hogs can get, they barely need to touch their huge inflation busting salaries, add to that a cushy pension on top and I am sure that they really can relate to the working man and woman who struggles to survive each week.

Let us just hope that in time the serfs of Brentford and Isleworth and the proles of Feltham and Heston tire of doffing their cap as these latter day fudal lords and ladies patronise them from on high and instead throw them out of their cushy jobs come the next election.

Ann Keen I shall describe as an overpaid sow, whilst her husband Alan I shall describe as an overpaid boar. Pigs by nature they are and pigs they shall be known as from now on.

I wonder how many operations in the NHS could have been carried out on the monies pissed up against the wall over the years, monies wasted in paying this pair of cunts.Here we see both of these MP's busy loading up on freebies thanks to us taxpayers, whilst Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg a greedy hog of an MP himself can be seen in the background.

Their main arguement is that what they have done is legal, yet it should not be. It is not right in a moral sense. Consider that a business person - we hear the argument that MP's should get market rates of pay - has to fund all their expenses themselves, sure they can claim some back off the tax but should they be found telling lies the tax will be down on them like a ton of bricks.

Besides many business folk I know would love to get a fraction of the perks that MP's pick up from the taxpayers.

Also ulike business folk, it could be argued that MP's employ no one, except some family/friends again at high cost to us, create no jobs, produce no goods, generate no trade, produce little in the way of monies for UK Plc in fact are a drain on this nations wealth, create nothing but hot air whilst demanding all the perks of industry leaders.

Paul Flynn - Bad hair day...

Are you a piss poor Labour MP?

Crapping yourself about being deselected?

Worried about all the bad news, constant policy fuck up's, the fact that your cunny of a PM is the best slogan for Tory/Lib Dem votes that the opposition have.

Well here is an idea, distract the proles with some "humour". That will work, show them that their liar of an MP who fiscally fucks them for £100,000+ in expenses a year is a "cool an hip" type.

That will get them voting Labour...

Well fuck me with Gordon Brown's gay throbing cock!

I have been calling Paul Flynn a dull arsehole who is unfit to hold the office of MP for a few years now, an he go's and proves that by posting stupid hair shots of himself on his website.

He says "As an experienced gel artist, he tried three style on me, then photographed his work." - Well you look fucking stupid, a sure way to get the votes of chavscum, pikeys and the like.
Jesus-fucking-H, he has finally flipped. The lights are on, the stereo is playing but Mr Brain has been addled to fucking oblivion...

He adds on his site:

"Another climb to the top of the Transporter Bridge is one idea but a trendy gel assisted hairstyle may do the trick."

One could also advise jumping off the bridge...

Still at least he avoids the issues that matter, rising bills, the credit crunch, government waste, unemployment and so on.

You know the stuff voters care about, along with intelligent debate and being honest, never Mr Flynn's strong point I know.

Far better to have a jolly chimp of an MP who in one instant shows himself up as more of a useless buffoon than Boris Johnson could manage in a thousand years.

I am sure that it raised a smile for the staff of Endowment Justice a company that he defamed and that Nicholas Keca and Marianne Fitzjohn, and former director Graeme Webber, who took procedings out against him for libel have damn near pissed themselves laughing at our fool of an MP.

Sadly the voters of Newport are stuck with our designer haired chimp until the next election...

Link to story of Mr Flynn's libel case...
Here we see Flynn heading off to the chimps tea party...