Erm, OK.

They have found two. In the same area, from the same ‘batch’, which I assume will be the spider equivalent of ‘brood’ or ‘litter’. And how do they know this?

“It is likely they came from the same place.

“It would be too much of a coincidence otherwise for two breakouts and they cant survive in the wild for long with the UK climate.

Not going to be much of an invasion, is it chaps? I am only slightly less surprised that the spiders didn’t appear to have read their Napoleonic history than by the lack of any mention of this being caused by AGW.

Or, perhaps the RSPCA are aiming for some new bans and restrictions. They like promoting them, you know.


I had basically given up this blog stuff ~ after having to kill off the Nation of Shopkeepers, and then being able to return here, I found I had said all I had to say. I knew where my politics were after a long journey, and the election just killed me off. Shite all round. I was so wrong with my predictions that it was painful. Not painful because pride ‘was fucking with me’, but because I wasn’t prepared for the Tory hating Fibbers to do such a U turn, abandoning their civil liberties policies as quickly as Dave’s promise not to hand over any more freedoms to the EU was burnt to light EU wide DNA swapping fucktardary. I never claimed to be a sage, just a man with a few rants. Fuck me, my mates are bored of them, so I didn’t see the need to bore you all endlessly.

I was also pissed off with LPUK, if I’m honest. I’ve met Chris Mounsey a couple of times and he is a genuinely smashing chap. Can’t hold his wine after a long session drinking ale in the pub, and he should have made an effort to live nearer St Pancras so I didn’t have to endure a piss ant trip on public transport with the mother of all hangovers on a Sunday morning, but these small things I can overlook. Joking aside, and perhaps one shouldn’t criticise a man who will open his residence to a total stranger who has missed the last train back to Nottingham by one pint, I do think his decision to lead LPUK was wrong. He could have guided LPUK to write a manifesto that made ‘Road to Serfdom’  look like an ‘A’ level Politics fail, and he would still have been ambushed on the Daily Politics. Jeremy Clarkson, P. J. O’Rourke, and Penn Jillette could all have been similarly ambushed, and I’m sure many of you may think that they hold some pretty decent opinions of the wrong handedness of the state.  The Devils Kitchen was fantastic in a similar way, and thus, ironically, made him poor choice for leader.

But that aside, I don’t like little childish shits re-writing history to gain a few more vanity hits. So, messrs Boatang & Demetriou, I say to you this.

Allow me to start with a quote from one of your latest ‘let’s kick the bees nest’ posts.

Much of the firestorm that started all this off was because we left the LPUK (Libertarian Party UK) and levied some criticisms over that party’s direction and manifesto, and the lack of the development and democratic discussion of the manifesto. Amongst other reasons.

That is one of the most dishonest comments visa vi LPUK I have ever seen. However, more of that in a bit.

You fell out with a number of libertarian bloggers, some of whom have nothing to do with LPUK whatsoever, and then posted on LPUK’s members forum a combative post entitled ‘what’s the beef with B&D’, if my memory serves me correctly. Many people gave you perfectly polite advice that you were overly sensitive and rude to people who disagreed with your position, and that you both appeared to accuse anyone who felt that your proposed solutions were too state heavy as ‘extreme right wing anarcho capitalists’ or some such nonsense. You had a go at me, ffs, for arguing on your blog, that planning permission should be abolished and replaced by property rights courts. Your reply was along the lines of that ‘I wanted a free for all, blaa blaa blaa, x doesn’t have a right to do what he likes if it effects y’s property’, which despite my best efforts to explain (and it is pretty bloomin’ obvious if you think how a ‘court’ works), you defaulted to your standard position that I was some kind of extremist nut job.

You take criticism appallingly, however well articulated and argued, you often retreat to abuse, not just to swear bloggers but to many, many people who share different views to you.

You hijack the word ‘libertarian’ to the extent that anyone who doesn’t take your exact views (which you have just described in the same post as both ‘libertarian’ & ‘minachist’ which mean very different things to different people), as some kind of rude extremist (who you invariably then call a ‘cunt’ or some such).

Frankly, it would be funny, yet for the statement I’ve quoted at the beginning of this post.

I am no longer a member of LPUK, but I was there from the very start. I saw how the manifesto was developed, in full site of members, I have seen how policies were developed, again with full member input, they have all been voted on at AGM’s, or put out through the LPUK forum, etc, etc, and they are all broad, minachist policies so far removed from anarcho capitalism such that they are probably one of the most moderate collections of policies that any libertarian party anywhere has put out.

And yet you still bitch and moan, on and on and on and on and on. Boo hoo, we weren’t treated fairly, Boo hoo, everyone but us is an extremist, blaa blaa blaa.

Sirs, you are the most persistent trolls I have come across in my 16 or so years on the internet. Christ, you are more self obsessed than some of my old sparring partners on Usenet. But hey, you know what?

You’re just not very good at it, as is self-evident when you have to make completely false statements against people and organisations that have been demonstrated to be nonsense time and time again.

So, we have the party who opposed the wars shacking up with the party that started illegal wars. We have the party who claim to champion civil liberties shacking up with the party of big brother authoritarians. We have the party of low taxes for the low paid shacking up with the party of stealth taxes and the elimination of the 10p tax rate.


And the justification for this? We have the party of proportional representation shacking up with Labour to get the non-proportional Alternative Vote system, a stitch up by the big three to permanently exclude smaller parties from the system and give us endless, large state, EU loving, back scratching deals.

Nick Clegg and a ‘new type of politics’? Don’t take the piss.

…. and interestingly, a Lib / Lab pact also short. Mmmmmm…….


Update 1: Mandleson suggesting Brown will squat on in Number 10, waiting until kicked out. Swing in Sunderland suggests about 8% swing to Torys, Guardian reporting that an american polling company has looked at exit data and called a 327 Majority for Dave’s crew. Mmmmmm…..

OK, so I intend to go and vote. Here are my options.

1. Fibbers

No chance. Social Democracy my arse

2. Liebour

Fortunately, I’m not suffering from a mental illness, so no.

3. Green

See above. I have too much respect for the environment to vote communist.

4. Independent chap.

Sorry, doesn’t appear to have any policies, and sounds a bit ‘old labour’ to me.


Can’t bring myself to vote for these chaps ~ too many social authoritarian streaks for me, banning headgear and whatnot.

6. Tory’s

Can I hold my nose and vote for Dave? Not too sure I can.

7. Ruin Paper

Shows that I am prepared to take part, yet have complete distain for all options offered. Closest thing to ‘none of the above’. Imagine an election where ruined papers scored more than all the others counted ~ any elected politician could hardly claim a mandate.

So, I’m at sixes and sevens deciding this one.

Update: Indi wasn’t on ballot, but some Christian Party nut job had appeared, so that didn’t help.

Gordon has a fit and accuses someone who is questioning his pensions tax policy of being a bigot


Prescot then says that it’s all a right wing press made up nonsense story, and that.….

Make no mistake, Gordon Brown was mugged – by a politically partisan media empire with no qualms about breaching privacy

Ok. And to prove this?

So let’s show them that Britain is not for sale. That an Australian with an American passport cannot buy our general election.

Or bigots, eh?

From his loyal supporters;

As you may know, I have apologised to Mrs Duffy for remarks I made in the back of the car after meeting her on the campaign trail in Rochdale today.

I mean, I didn’t have any choice, did I? Fucking jurnos with their pesky hidden microphones that I agreed to have fitted so I didn’t look quite so dysfunctional in front of their fucking microphones. Fucking jurnos.

I would also like to apologise to you.

Seriously, guys (and I hope you are guys, not those old bigoted hags that my people say roam the countryside)

I know how hard you all work to fight for me and the Labour Party, and to ensure we get our case over to the public. So when the mistake I made today has so dominated the news, ….

bloody jurnos

doubtless with some impact on your own campaigning activities,…

bloody jurnos

I want you to know I doubly appreciate the efforts you make.

you bigoted tossers… sorry, I mean common folk

Many of you know me personally.

but fortunately, not all!

You know I have strengths as well as weaknesses. We all do.

See? Told you it was your fault, peasants.

You also know that sometimes we say and do things we regret. I profoundly regret what I said this morning.

I am under no illusions as to how much scorn some in the media will want to heap upon me in the days ahead.

see? fucking jurnos. Reporting things and stuff. Bastards, Don’t they know I’ve got an election to win? You know we give these cunts a script, and everything, don’t you? Upperty wankers then go and record their own stuff and put it out. I mean, I can’t work under these conditions. Tony never had to, you know.

But you, like I, know what is at stake in the days ahead

my pension, for instance

and so we must redouble our campaigning efforts to stop Britain returning to a Tory Party that would do so much damage to our economy,

unlike me, oh hang on

our society


and our schools


and NHS,


not least in places like Rochdale.

The worst thing about today is the hurt I caused to Mrs Duffy,

which I tell you, was nothing compared to the cold stare Mandleson gave me. Jesus, that was harsh. I’ll get that bastard back after we win the election, I’ll tell you.

the kind of person I came into politics to serve.


It is those people I will have in my mind as I look ahead to the rest of the campaign.

and I think, all things considered, I’ll get away with it. Shit, I have for the last 11 years, for fucks sake!

You will have seen me in one context on the TV today.

fucking jurnos

I hope tomorrow you see once more someone not just proud to be your leader, but also someone who understands the economic challenges we face, how to meet them, and how that improves the lives of ordinary families all around Britain.

but ignore them two, they work for the other parties. I am your leader, you fucking bigots. Worship me! Worship me! Oh, have to pop off now, the nurse is here with my pills………..