The BBC – Publicly-funded Socialist television

A hat tip to Mish Masher for producing this.

It’s what many of us suspected and what Harman and Dimbleby make very clear at about the 50 second mark…

Watch it and be afraid…be very afraid…

Quote of the week – Hattie Harperson

Read the whole interview here.

Meanwhile, hold on to your stomach contents and read this:

Did she have any idea what was coming in the expenses revelations?

“Well, I … I knew I didn’t know. It’s Donald Rumsfeld’s known unknown. It was definitely a known unknown.”

Only a total fuckwit would try and get any mileage out Rumsfeld’s stupidity.

What a terrible week!

Ouch – me Chalfonts!

But not for me…s’been OK, ta.

I don’t think that Gordon Brown can say the same though:

  • ‘Terror swoops’ that have probably netted nothing but a few Pakistanis with dodgy visas.
  • Bob Quick’s resignation
  • Harriet Harman’s success in raising the profile of the BNP
  • The gradual emergence of evidence that points to fatal flaws in the way we investigate complaints against the Police
  • Smear campaigns being hatched inside the very walls of No 10
  • More ineffectual and hubris-riddled replies from the Two Homes Secretary to critics of her expense claims
  • Overpayments to the tune of hundreds of millions of GBP to the Irish government for healthcare
  • A revolt by the NUT over SATs
  • Painful haemorrhoids*

The above list is just a selection of some of the more problematic incidents which have all conspired to fuck up the week for Gordon.

Fuck knows who’s going to be leading us after the next General Election – I don’t trust more than a handful of the shonky shitweasels we have as politicians – but I don’t think it’s going to be Gordon…

*I made that one up.

What Harriet did next

Once again, Harriet Harman has chosen to open her voice hole without thinking first.

On this occasion, it’s about the threat of the BNP in the forthcoming European elections.

Most people are not aware the BNP is standing. It is below the radar. There is very low public awareness of these elections.

Well, it’s all nicely above the radar now, Harriet…

Holy fuck

I don’t know what definitive source they’re quoting, but several newspapers and blogs have reported that during our esteemed PM’s humiliating sojourn in the United States of America, a certain Ms Harman was heard to refer to herself as ‘duty Prime Minister’.

Holy fuck.

I don’t know what’s more alarming.

Her arrogance or the thought that if we’d had our own 9/11 moment whilst Gordon was chowing down on a deep-fried Hershey Bar with Barak Obama (that sounds like an incredibly filthy euphemism, but isn’t) then Harriet would indeed have been directing proceedings.

Holy fuck.

Harriet No-mates

It looks as if people are starting to distance themselves from Gauleiter Harman as quickly as you would from an elephant with projectile diarrhoea…

Yes, the Sir Fred Goodwin pension story still reverberates through the various news media as people respond to Harman’s statement yesterday that:

“The prime minister has said that it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted.  And it might be enforceable in a court of law, this contract, but it is not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that is where the government steps in.”

As I blogged yesterday, if there is some sort of move to introduce a law that will retrospectively scupper Sir Fred’s contract then we’re on a very slippery slope indeed.

However, according to the BBC, Gordon Brown himself has stated that:

lawyers were looking at details of the deal

but that he

did not repeat Harriet Harman’s suggestion a new law could be passed to stop Sir Fred getting it.

It seems as if fellow cabinet members aren’t too keen on rallying round ‘Typhoid’ Harman, either:

Jacqui Smith was asked on Sky News whether the cabinet agreed on the need to pass a law to retrospectively claw the money back from Sir Fred.

She said: “There is complete cabinet agreement that there can not be rewards for failure in the banking system or any other part of the business system.”

And she added: “I think we all know what we think Fred Goodwin should do in these circumstances – I suspect he knows as well, I hope he does it.”

Even Lib Dem leader Vince Cable waded in – but he always seems to have something to say, doesn’t he?

“I really don’t know whether she’s thought this thing through at all,” he said.

“Either the government will just have to lump it or do what I think is probably more appropriate which is simply to not pay and leave him to challenge it.”

A novel approach, I suppose…basically do fuck all and see what happens.

It has a strange appeal.

The Tories have been strangely quiet, although I’d bet good money that they see the whole affair as being a good source of rope for somebody to hang themselves with.

After all, at the end of the day, the whole Sir Fred Goodman scandal is of the government’s making – if they’d been on top of things in the first place then the incompetent RBS boss could have been out on his arse with a £20 000 a year pension.

To be frank, fuck Sir Fred and his pension – let’s nail the negligent cocksucker who was incompetent enough to allow him to get away with it in the first place.

What people seem to be refusing to touch with a 10 foot pole is Harman’s suggestion that if the government fucks up then all it has to do is get its MPs to vote for a law to rectify its mistakes.

We seem to be living in a political and financial climate where accountability seems to be in desperately short supply and it’s getting scarcer.

What Harman is suggesting is going to make any governmental accountability that is left disappear completely and forever.

And there won’t be a fucking thing we can do about it – even in ‘the court of public opinion’…

What did Harman really say?

You divert him with your fishing story and I’ll grab his dosh…


Harriet Harman has said former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief Sir Fred Goodwin should not “count on” keeping his full £650,000 a year pension.

The deputy Labour leader described the pension settlement – agreed by the RBS board – as “money for nothing”.

The sum was unacceptable in “the court of public opinion,” she told the BBC, and the government “would step in”.

“The court of public opinion”?

Yes, it exists but has absolutely zero fucking clout.

If it had, you’d have been lynched fucking years ago, Harriet.

I actually find this statement by a Cabinet member very worrying.

Like it or not, Goodwin had a legal contract that passed scrutiny (including that of our Government) at the time of signing.

Is Harman saying that the government is going to step in and fuck around with that contract?

If so, what’s to stop the government fucking around with any contract?

If that happens then our Government is placing itself above the law, and it won’t only be Sir Fred who’s threatened, but all of us.

Welcome to fascism – Nu Labour stylee…

A tale of 3 women

Labour seems to have gone to ratshit very quickly in a couple of days and I can’t say much of it gives me any hope whatsoever for the future…

There’s Jacqui Smith about to be asked to justify her expenses claim on her homes – I’m not too upset about that.

“I’m grinning like a shithouse rat because I’ve just trousered £116,000 of your money”

I don’t like her.

Strident and earnest with glottal stop issues.

She’s completely shit at her job and if she wasn’t in politics fuck knows what she’d be good for.

But that’s as good as it gets.

It’s all downhill into shitcreek – no paddles provided – from now on.

You are HERE

Hazel Blears has spoken up – loudly it would seem as no-one could surely see ‘Midget Woman, Champion of the People, my Dad were a real member of the working class and so am I and by the way, do you think my rictus looks like a cheeky grin?’ even if she stuck her hand up and jumped up in the air with the aid of a fucking jet-powered pogo stick.

“Eee…I wish I were wearing me clogs like the simple working class girl I like people to think I am…”

She has told the Cabinet to ‘get a grip’.

It’s about fucking time they did.

Which leads us on to the reason for the Poison Dwarf’s appeal…

…Harriet Fucking Harman – who does or doesn’t (depending on what you read) fancy her chances at an attempt for the Leadership.

“Life’s so peachy when your job is the biggest sinecure in British politics”

Now, that would be a fucking good reason to emigrate if she did.

Fucking hard-faced, two-faced, snooty, condescending bitch.

I’ve never been able to look at her on TV without feeling like shouting at the smug hypocritical cow.

If she ends up leading the Labour Party and the country, we’re all royally fucked if we aren’t already.

So, sorry about that – no satire, no wit, no insight, no reasoned argument – just a disorganised stream of random abuse at three rather unpleasant boils on the backside of the British people.

However, I’ve tried to dig up some unflattering photos of these three apologies for human beings, so you can’t say I haven’t tried…

Also I’ve inserted some captions in a vain attempt to brighten up the gloom I’ve brought upon myself with this entry.