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A pretty straightforward guy

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Honest Alistairย Darling, interviewed by the BBC in 2008.


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  1. eezy says:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha….
    Go on Al.
    Go on, go on. go on.
    Love this guy.

  2. donald anderson says:

    He can’t even lie properly.

  3. Bunter says:

    Imagine your future and the UK’s depend on you and you are faced with Salmond live on TV with a long list of questions more difficult and hostile than toodleoothenoo’s.

  4. heedtracker says:

    “NO! because I think its important I’m straight forward with people” having just lied through his teeth. His NewStatesman “yes voters are blood and soil nazis” blurt out was brushed under the teamGB carpet too although that sacked MP candidate in Angus must be wondering why she got the boot and Flipper got away with it.

  5. Nana Smith says:

    Doubt he can lie straight in bed…

  6. Ghengis D'Midgies says:

    AD: I haven’t read Cherrie Blair’s book.

    BT: Did you say it was pretty awful?

    AD:There are parts of it I would not have used,

    Me if I was there: er, so surely you did read the book. You have just lied to us. Have you?

  7. Croompenstein says:

    His missus used some flowery language at the time as well did she not.. Wonder how many times he’d flipped the hoose when this interview took place

  8. Ian Brotherhood says:

    Who else was it said ‘I’m a pretty straight kinda guy…’?

  9. Tony says:

    If this guy told me it was raining, I’d be going outside to check for myself.

  10. Bob Sinclair says:

    He twists and turns like a twisty turny thing.

  11. Findlay Farquaharson says:

    thats as straightforward a pathological liar i have ever witnessed.

  12. kendomacaroonbar says:

    AD has absolutely NO redeeming attributes IMHO

  13. mogabee says:

    The man lies like a rug!

  14. Robert Bryce says:

    “I haven’t read Cherie Blair’s book” “There are parts I wouldn’t have used”

    Make your fucking mind up Alistair. Did you read it or not?

    What a guy eh?

  15. I make it he lied 5 times in less than a minute.
    He looked like he was about to cry .
    He is such a bad liar for a politician.

  16. And here’s the Guardian interview.

    Guess what? “[Maggie Darling] could not contain her fury that the chancellor was being so brazenly traduced from next door. She blew up to one friend: ‘The fucking cunts are trying to stitch up Alistair! The cunts! I can’t ยญbelieve they’re such cunts!'” Features in it too.

  17. Ranald says:

    I wonder if his wife has ever tweeted any photos of Ms Alexander and Mrs Blair? She’s an honest woman too.

  18. bookie from hell says:

    job out california,as a lie detector tester

  19. Stuart Black says:

    About as straight as a pig’s penis, if you’ll excuse the crudeness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Paula Rose says:

    @ Roddy – are you sure they use that sort of language?

  21. R-type Grunt says:

    He’s a knob.

  22. Croompenstein says:

    @Ian –

    Who else was it said โ€˜Iโ€™m a pretty straight kinda guyโ€ฆโ€™?

    Jimmy Savile ?

  23. Kalmar says:

    Funny clip but the comment about Wendy Alexander uncovers something rather relevant – here’s a story from the time…

  24. Stuart Black says:

    Respected Elder Statesman…

    In some parallel universe, maybes.

  25. R-type Grunt says:

    Wait! Darling is married? I thought…

  26. BuckieBraes says:

    ‘I have got the utmost admiration for Wendy, and the problems that she went through.’

    He admired her problems?

  27. TJenny says:

    Bob Sinclair – he twists and turns more than a big bag of twisty turny things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Stoops says:

    Fud monger.

  29. heedtracker says:

    Flipper Darling you claimed thousands in expenses on 4 of your properties as your second home, in 4 years. No I didn’t.

    Flipper, you rented out your flat by the Oval and charged the taxpayer for the expenses for this property and at least two of your other houses, while you were resident in Downing Street. No I didn’t.

    Flipper, while Chancellor, you hired a tax accountant to provide you with tax evasion services and then you claimed the accountant’s fees as an expense. No I didn’t.

  30. HandandShrimp says:

    He twists and turns like a twisty turny thing.


    Poor Wendy, her biggest enemies were standing behind her not on the opposing benches.

  31. R-type Grunt says:

    Croompenstein says:
    1 July, 2014 at 10:25 pm
    @Ian โ€“
    Who else was it said โ€˜Iโ€™m a pretty straight kinda guyโ€ฆโ€™?

    Jimmy Savile ?

    Jackie Bird?

  32. Castle Rock says:

    Thatโ€™s brilliant.

    Expect vile and nasty tweets from Maggie Vaughan and her Labour Party cronies calling you all manner of names.

    โ€ฆalthough I donโ€™t think you will be hearing from Kathy Wiles for awhile.

  33. kendomacaroonbar says:

    Scotland 2014 on now, Sarah Smith stating Nazi slur on members of pro indy demo on Sunday.

    No mention of BBC Bias demo… whodathunkit.

  34. john b says:

    It’s so sad: I would ask you not to show that sort of thing again; it is humiliating. You just have to feel sorry for the man ….. except ……

  35. CameronB Brodie says:

    What a tool! I think the technical name is dildo. Now before anyone tells me off, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer when the economy went into meltdown?

  36. muttley79 says:


    Eh? What do you mean?

  37. Joey Schmidt says:

    The only line he spits coherently IS THE LIE!!!

  38. Croompenstein says:

    Aw toodleoothenoo you had him by the eyebrows with the Cherie Blair book and you let him wriggle off the hook, ah well some things never change…

  39. TYRAN says:

    Comical Ali Darling

  40. kendomacaroonbar says:


    Sarah Smith introduced the story about Wiley getting bagged was framed around her tweeting a picture of Nazi Youth in reference to a “Pro indy demonstration”

  41. HandandShrimp says:

    I think the biggest difference is that although fibbing outrageously, he is a lot more relaxed, even good humored in his perfidy unlike the intense angry blinkathon you get these days.

  42. muttley79 says:


    Is that not what happened?

  43. Croompenstein says:

    @H&S – yeh compare it with the April meltdoon with Marr..

    He was subsequently shipped off to the Isles for intensive therapy and then slipped back in. Came back acting hard until the FM called his bluff and noo the scitter is running doon the back of his legs..

  44. kendomacaroonbar says:


    No, It was a BBC Bias demonstration, not a Pro Indy demonstration as stated by her.

  45. HandandShrimp says:


    ….and of course, ironically, in refusing to call it what it was they confirm their bias.

  46. blairtawheelie says:

    Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling, Clementine. Thou art lost and gone forever, Oh my Darling…

  47. heedtracker says:

    @ Kalmar, thanks for the 2008 link. The almost first CiF may as well have ended, beware the ides of March, he/she’s that good. How times changed since Severin Carrell was farted into Scotland.

    11 May 2008 3:03am

    Its rather begging the question that the union is the “greater good” isn’t it? Personally I expect it will make surprisingly little difference but the outcome of indpendence in the long term is such a complex issue that anyone who claims to know if its a good thing or not is a liar, whether nationalist or unionist. I’m willing to give it a shot myself though…..

    I don’t think Alexander is threatening the union for her own career actually. She’s seen the writing on the wall. If a referendum is held in two years time it can only benefit the SNP and hte independence lobby – Labour will only get more unpopular, their will be a Tory government in London which will stir some powerful folk memories (somewhat irrationally given how close Labour and the Tories are these days to anyone not personally involved in poltical sectarianism) and oil will probably be even more expensive making it easy to claim that independence will be financially feasible (whether that is true or not who knows?).

    An early referendum is better for unionists which is why the leader of the main unionist party predictably wants one soon and a later one is better for the nationalists which is why they predictably want to wait. Either way it is now such an important issue that to deny a referendum would be undemocratic – democracy being what this politics business is allegedly about.

    Brown denying that Alexander had said what she clearly had said just makes him look like a moron of course.

  48. kendomacaroonbar says:

    @Hand and Shrimp

    and I thought they were a pretty straight kinda organisation !

  49. Croompenstein says:

    They must be wishing they’d listened to Wendy ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. HandandShrimp says:


    At least as straight as Alistair ๐Ÿ˜‰

  51. Grouse Beater says:

    Poor sod. Master of his own demise.

  52. @Paula

    Just click the 2nd link in my comment.

  53. Jim says:

    Even if you had a video of him calling Wendy Alexander a useless twat he would still deny he said it.
    The guy is an embarrassment and a big helping hand to the independence campaign.
    Go Alistair.

  54. Democracy Reborn says:

    With friends like oor Al?……

    @Roddy MacDonald
    Hilarious post re Mrs Darling. Does that mean she’s talking about all us nasty cybernats behind our backs? Shock, horror……do you think she’s calling us all…”c*nts”?

  55. Jim says:

    Scottish labour, the current generation of the parcel of rogues.

  56. Free at 63! says:

    Thanks Roddy @10.23 for the first link.

    AD sounds reasonable in the article but that was before an SNP minority government did so many good things for the people of Scotland resulting in a landslide majority in 2011.

    How things have changed.

  57. Clootie says:

    What a blinker!

  58. kendomacaroonbar says:


    and AD is an r sole wi brogues ?

  59. Lesley-Anne says:

    kendomacaroonbar says:

    Scotland 2014 on now, Sarah Smith stating Nazi slur on members of pro indy demo on Sunday.

    No mention of BBC Bias demoโ€ฆ whodathunkit.


    So you’re the one kendo. I always wondered who the viewer was that was keeping Sarah Smith in her job now we know. I really, really hoped it was our one and only Johann “I’m surprised” Lamont. ๐Ÿ˜›

    If you watch our wee A.A. Darling at about 33 seconds in I’m certain that you can see his chin trembling. ๐Ÿ˜› (You may have to re-run that bit to be sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  60. @Democracy Reborn

    No, it’s fairly obvious from the context she was referring to The Broons (living next door at No 10 at the time).

    Ah that Labour Unity, it just gets you right there. I’m welling up here thinking of the fraternity, Comrades.

  61. kendomacaroonbar says:


    Guilty as charged Ma’am ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Mark Coburn says:

    Profuse apologies for elbowing in here.

    I’m the guy who did the 1500 mile bike run from Rome to Glasgow. I’ve got another fundraiser up and running, which will see me do 500 miles in 5 days around Scotland. This is specifically for 10 local yes campaigns to get campaign bases. Please help. If I break my target, I will donate all excess funds to the Maryhill foodbank, which as some of you will know was a story posted here (originally from The Evening Times). Like all of you I was disgusted with how reduced to her base needs that woman had become! And so, it prompted me to put that caveat on to this fundraiser.

  63. Jock Scot says:

    Hi folks

    can’t resist subjecting you all to this

  64. Lesley-Anne says:

    kendomacaroonbar says:


    Guilty as charged Maโ€™am ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fair do’s kendo not a problem just shows, yet again ๐Ÿ˜‰ the caring side of those nasty evil benefit scrounging cybernats. Still I’d have thought NO Together could have found one of their supporters to volunteer to help. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Still, good old YES supporters found doing their bit to save young t.v. presenter from the ignominy of signing on the dole and suffering needless Spanish Inquisition, makes you feel so proud. ๐Ÿ˜›

  65. RogueCoder says:

    Two p[oliticians arguing. The one from Yes says “You’re lying!”, the one from No says “Yes, but hear me out”.

  66. TJenny says:

    Jock Sot – yet another fabby Yew Choob goody. It’s not only the lyrics, which are superb and funny, it’s the pictures and captions too. You’ve all gotta be in some kind of iScot TV show like ‘That Was The Week That Was’ when we get our own telly channel(s). ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Lesley-Anne says:

    I have to agree with T Jenny about Yew Choob. The trouble I have is trying to decide whither to look at the cartoons or read the words. I usually end up reading the words first time round. On future run throughs I make the decision to look at the cartoons but still end up reading the words. Damn! ๐Ÿ˜›

  68. Peter says:

    Mad Ali is the former chancellor of the exchequer whose last budget forecast was out by ยฃ500,000,000,000. The man is a lying toad-faced prick and the sooner he and his ilk are in prison or exile the better.

  69. Jim says:

    You can tell Darling is lying when his lip are moving.

  70. X_Sticks says:

    @Jock Scott

    What a “darling” video Jock ๐Ÿ˜€

    Sh1t! Am I turning into Paula Rose?!

    Hi Ninja *waves* ๐Ÿ˜‰

  71. Schiehallion! Schiehallion! says:

    Taylor’s lost none of his muppet-like savagery, has he? Darling is vaunting fool.

  72. Lesley-Anne says:

    Peter says:

    Mad Ali is the former chancellor of the exchequer whose last budget forecast was out by ยฃ500,000,000,000. The man is a lying toad-faced prick and the sooner he and his ilk are in prison or exile the better.

    Just count your lucky stars Peter that he wasn’t a failed maths teacher before becoming a politician similarly to a certain party colleague in Holyrood who is Labour’s current finance spokesperson. ๐Ÿ˜›

  73. Indy_Scot says:

    Having just watched that video clip, it is plainly obvious that Darling is clearly insane.

  74. tartanarse says:

    Tremendous video, words or cartoons, trying to do both, brain fried at too many nights with extra time at world cup.

    Knackered but happy.

    Keep em comin.

    BTW forgot to mention that the other week there I heard Gideon talking about how the country would benefit from HS2 link up across northern England. I take it he means England the country as opposed to Britain.

    Probably already committed to losing Scotland, being privy to Allys “lost” poll.

    That we paid for.

  75. Schrodinger's Cat says:

    lol @ Jock Scot
    thats worth a repost
    darlings wife will be turning the air blue tonight, ha ha ha

  76. Patrick Roden says:

    Very Interesting link cynical highlander.

    Now that tweet from Kieran at the courier says tomorrows courier will have an expose of that odious AngusLabour woman’s previous comments.

    So did the Courier tell Labour they were doing this and that is why they asked her to resign?

    Or are the Courier doing the expose because she is no longer part of the Labour Party?

    Be interesting to see if the Courier will say when they contacted her (for a comment) and what time she announced her resignation.

  77. TJenny says:

    Jock Scot – so does that mean the next Yew Choob hit will be Queen’s ‘I want to Break Free’? ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Lesley-Anne says:

    TJenny says:

    Jock Scot โ€“ so does that mean the next Yew Choob hit will be Queenโ€™s โ€˜I want to Break Freeโ€™? ๐Ÿ™‚

    After Sunday’s *ahem* non event surly it has to be “Radio Ga Ga” T Jenny ๐Ÿ˜› , or has that already been done Jock. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  79. Defo says:

    Did you see flippers bottom lip quiver ? Quality schaedenfreud moment.

    “A Labour MP has called for a former home secretary to make public what he knew about allegations of paedophiles operating in Westminster in the 1980s.

    Simon Danczuk said that a dossier of allegations about paedophiles was presented to Leon Brittan when he was home secretary between 1983 and 1985.”

    “Earlier in the hearing he said that Cyril Smith escaped prosecution because he was “part of a network of people protecting each other”.

    His victims, Mr Danczuk said, were “poor, white, working class boys” in the same way that forty years later the victims of grooming in Rochdale were “poor, white, working class girls.”

  80. Thepnr says:

    No time to read the comments but I will go and do so.

    I have to ask where did you find this and that it is dynamite. Hahaha Fucked up again. I hope this is on Yew Choob. I’m sticking it on my facebook so should you all.

    Alistair, plonker.

  81. caz-m says:

    A wee pat on the back to everyone of you who helped push that horrible female away from standing as a Labour candidate in Angus.

    Team work, that’s what done it.

    Keep chipping away at them, we are winning this fight.
    Proud of everyone of you.

  82. Lesley-Anne says:

    I have to say that congratulations are due to everyone who is involved with YEW CHOOB. I don’t know how you keep coming up with all these fantastic *ahem* hits time after time. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Whatever you please don’t stop every one is a priceless gem. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. He looks like he’s about to burst into tears, here.

  84. TJenny says:

    Hood – thanks – I’d missed that one.

    Lesley-Anne – Aye, if the haven’t recorded it already and we’ve missed (how could we!), maybe they should play it at the next ‘Stop BBC Bias’ protest.

  85. That didn’t work.

    How about this:

  86. Lesley-Anne says:

    Just thinking about the amazing productions that keep on coming out of Yew Choob productions perhaps we are close to the point where we could have a slot called “Yew Choob song of the week.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  87. joe kane says:

    I counted 74 blinks in that 61 second clip which gives a Darling Veracity Index of 74/61 which is equal to 1.213114754098361.

    I think he was trying to hide some of his blinks as he double-blinked more than few times, hoping people wouldn’t notice no doubt. I’m sure he’d disagree.

  88. Lesley-Anne says:

    TJenny says:

    Hood โ€“ thanks โ€“ Iโ€™d missed that one.

    Lesley-Anne โ€“ Aye, if the havenโ€™t recorded it already and weโ€™ve missed (how could we!), maybe they should play it at the next โ€˜Stop BBC Biasโ€™ protest.

    I like your thinking there T Jenny. We’d probably end up with half the crowd singing along and the other half rolling about on the ground in stitches. ๐Ÿ˜›

  89. Ian Brotherhood says:

    I hope to live long enough to see Alistair Darling, Danny Alexander, Blair McDougall, Jackie Baillie, Lamont, Rennie, Ian Davidson, Curran etc scratching a living by bareknuckling the living daylights out of each other in a travelling circus side-show. (Ming Campbell can be the ref with the stripey shirt.

    The idea that any of these people can be part of public life in post-Yes Scotland is intolerable.

  90. charlie says:

    I’ll match one comment and raise it. You can tell when Ally Darling is lying. He’s breathing. What’s he getting paid by BT btw?

  91. TJenny says:

    Lesley-Anne – well, so far, I don’t think we can get arrested for laughing. And shurely not for singing a non partisan song either. So get your vocal chords well gargled in time for 27th July protest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Ian Brotherhood says:

    Something’s going on over on Twitter – seems Rev has been deluged with letters from angry academics (complete with extensive references, footnotes, and clear evidence of broad reading).

  93. caz-m says:

    Wee Union Jack McConnell says that Devolution is working.

    Aye Jack, only because Labour got kicked out of power.

    If they had still held power in Scotland, then the Council Tax would have went through the roof and they would have introduced ยฃ9000 a year Uni Fees and many more bad things would have followed.

    Scary to even think about that.

  94. Lesley-Anne says:

    TJenny says:

    Lesley-Anne โ€“ well, so far, I donโ€™t think we can get arrested for laughing. And shurely not for singing a non partisan song either. So get your vocal chords well gargled in time for 27th July protest. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think you’re right on the arrest front T Jenny but I would be a wee bit concerned how the UKIP Channel, sorry BBC would report it. Remember last Sunday’s anti BBC protest was actually a pro independence demonstration. I read that on the BBC website so it must be true they don’t tell lies do they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I can just see the BBC report now:

    “Pro independence demonstration attendees kill half of the crowd with their appalling singing!” ๐Ÿ˜›

  95. Ian Brotherhood says:

    One way to stop Alistair Darling lying would be to have Jackie Baillie sit on his face.

  96. caz-m says:

    Do BBC Scotland know that there is another, even bigger “Pro Independence Demonstration” planned for,

    Sunday 27th July 2014.

  97. Lesley-Anne says:

    Ian Brotherhood says:

    Somethingโ€™s going on over on Twitter โ€“ seems Rev has been deluged with letters from angry academics (complete with extensive references, footnotes, and clear evidence of broad reading).

    I think this might be what it’s all about Ian. I found this over on his Twitter timeline. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    We’re being contacted tonight by several rather pissed-off academics about unsolicited @UK_Together emails. Data Protection ignored again?

    Oh dearie me it looks like the NO Together gang may have been breaking the law again. Who’d have thunk it? More importantly will anything be done about it this time? Excuse me if I do not hold my breath!

  98. Fiona says:

    @ Ian Brotherhood

    Ugh: did you have to put that image in my head at bedtime? I will have nightmares now ๐Ÿ™

  99. Lesley-Anne says:

    caz-m says:

    Do BBC Scotland know that there is another, even bigger โ€œPro Independence Demonstrationโ€ planned for,

    Sunday 27th July 2014.

    WHEESHT caz. We’re trying to keep it as a wee Commonwealth Games surprise for them! ๐Ÿ˜›

  100. Thepnr says:

    Jock Scott and Ninja Penguin. When Scotland is independent and has it’s own awards that video will be given an Oscar.

    Already shared with my admittedly few friends on Facebook. But that’s because it’s an exclusive club called family.

    After Independence might invite a few friends lol.

  101. Thepnr says:

    Oh! meant to say this days ago. Well done Ian Brotherhood on the interview. You are a natural in front of the camera my man and I hope there is a role for you when our new country is born.

  102. Lesley-Anne says:

    Fiona says:

    @ Ian Brotherhood

    Ugh: did you have to put that image in my head at bedtime? I will have nightmares now ๐Ÿ™

    Perhaps you could watch this one Fiona and just change the word Maggie for Jackie. It might help. ๐Ÿ˜›

  103. Chic McGregor says:

    Wendy might not actually have had a brain quite the size of a planet, but she was at least smart enough to get the hell out, stay out, and leave it to the Never Never Land’s lost boys.

    But enough of the Barrie references when SLAB (both media and political) have moved us fully on to a ‘Malice in Wonderland’ scenario with at least three contenders for the Queen of Hearts role and an innumerable number of contenders for the ‘Mad Hatter’ one.

  104. TJenny says:

    Lesley-Anne – Magic. I don’t think I’d heard that one either? Don’t know how I’ve managed to miss these.

    These Yew Choobers are a prolific lot, aren’t they. ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. Lesley-Anne says:

    I agree T Jenny, they must spend 24 hours day 7 days a week re-writing these songs with the *ahem* correct lyrics. ๐Ÿ˜›

  106. Fiona says:

    Yew Choob are great. You can’t make a real difference without songs, IMO. So they are not only great, they are essential

  107. Thepnr says:

    Here’s a brilliant song Ian Brotherhood posted on Off topic months ago. Still can’t get the tune out of my head.

  108. Malcontent says:

    Integrity drips from Mr Darling as blood drips from a corpse, slowly and malodourously.

  109. Ian Brotherhood says:

    Bearing in mind the clip at the top of this thread, please check out this lump of BT dross.

    It opens with Alistair Darling and an empty sock. (AD is on the right):

  110. Ian Brotherhood says:

    And here he is again, doing the final rousing voice-over for another lie-packed dod of ‘No Thanks’ shite:

  111. Ian Brotherhood says:

    And then there’s this…

    ‘I’m entirely consistent..’


  112. Thepnr says:

    Hahaha Ian Brotherhood

    Quotes from Mr Darling.

    “Let’s make sure that we make the decisions that are stronger for our family.”

    “There is no going back on it.”

    “Lets make sure we make the right decision for Scotland and our family.”

    That’s easy then vote Yes.

    Darling has already been proven to be a liar by this video, Ian Brotherhoods video in my eyes shows he is also ignorant of Scotland.

    He is a lying ignorant Independence hating BritNat and we want no more of his like ruling us.

  113. macart763m says:

    Oh good grief and this is the guy who wants to debate the FM?

    FFS. ๐Ÿ˜€

    STV, BBC wouldn’t matter a damn. No matter how partisan the format or venue he’d be eaten alive.

  114. Ian Brotherhood says:

    And then there’s this:

  115. Eric The Cheeseman says:

    How can he no’ have read Cherie Blair’s book. He’d read, analysed, dissected and ‘shot-tae-sh1t’ all 649 pages of the White Paper within 2 hours of it being released!! The man’s comedy gold…and the clip at the top proves it.

    Get tae this years Fringe Darlin’…. you’ll have them blinking in the aisles!!!

  116. Ian Brotherhood says:

    And here, defending ‘Fred the Shred’:

  117. Thepnr says:

    Johnny Cash tells it like it is. There are better pictures but I won’t do it here. Listening is enough.

  118. Ian Brotherhood says:

    And here, with a wee special spiel about ‘Cybernats’…’some of the abuse was absolutely vile’.

  119. Ian Brotherhood says:

    And finally, from me at any rate –

    If you like what you’ve seen, and would like to book Alistair Darling for one of your upcoming gigs, here’s the place to go:

  120. Michael McCabe says:

    This is for Alistair Darling Vote Yes Alistair You Know It Makes Sense.

  121. EddieMunster says:

    Lying knob. That is all I have to say about him.

  122. ScotsCanuck says:

    Alistair …. ” does the word hypocrite mean anything to you ?” ….

  123. john king says:

    I caught a fish once,
    Th fish flapped around a lot,
    this reminds me of that fish,
    I miss that fish!

  124. john king says:

    “Fud monger.”

    Or FUD for short!

  125. john king says:

    Michael McCabe @ 2.48am
    Oh dear ๐Ÿ™‚
    Is that your daughter?
    Do you know where the toilets are?
    snort bwahahahahahahaha.

  126. Bugger (the Panda) says:

    Could we ambush Flipper by crowdfunding a Wings mass fish supper dinner at Harry Ramsden’s?

  127. john king says:

    Mornin BtP

  128. Bugger (the Panda) says:


    It was / is Tony Bliar

  129. john king says:

    I was just watching a Chic Murray video on youtube just now Jim ,hilarious.
    It was the one where the woman with the big nose got stuck in the tramlines and they had to take her legs and wheel her to the depot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Bugger (the Panda) says:

    lost my avatar.

  131. Bugger (the Panda) says:


    Works OK on my Mac book but not on the iPad?

  132. Bugger (the Panda) says:


    Did I tell you that Chic used to drink in Tennent’s in Byres Road.

    I went in one day, ordered a pint and Pie, Beans and Chips.

    He was sat next to be, in bunnet and head doon so, I never recognised him.

    He started talking to me, and nicked my chipe when I looked away.

    He was known for that trick in that pub.

  133. john king says:

    I like that avatar better anyway,
    I was in Southwark in London and was passing a pub, and the sounds of laughing coming from the pub, drew me in,
    they had a video of Chic Murray on and it was the best night I’ve had in a pub in years, explaining some of the colloquialisms to the Londoners was fantastic.

  134. donald anderson says:

    Darling, Darling are you lonesome?
    Alone and feeling Tory blue.

  135. john king says:

    I’m off work today, I’ve got a clutch pedal on the floor so I’m just about to go out for the garage opening, just our luck,
    the wife wants to go to Cheshire for a week,
    hiring a cottage.

  136. Muscleguy says:


    This from the article you linked to struck me:

    The SNP has been enjoying a long honeymoon, but all honeymoons come to an end eventually

    This from 2008, the polls have not only not slipped for the SNP they have got better, they are now the most popular party for Westminster elections too.

    That is some honeymoon and it is a joint child, father the competent and technocratic SNP and mother the dysfunctional car crash that is the Labour party.

  137. john king says:

    “explaining some of the colloquialisms to the Londoners was fantastic.”

    I didn’t know you could lay linoleum Chic,

    Yes I’ve got a flair for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. donald anderson says:

    I can remember Dahling when he was a bearded, long heard, dressed down public schoolboy “Revolutionary Marxist” in torn jeans and t shirt. I was no more fooled by the lot of them then than I am now. I was just a “Nationalist Deviate”, not a Republican Socialist, if you believe them.

    He is not the only MP or, careerist meejah hack, or Tame Union official I could name that used to be a socialist.

  139. Vronsky says:

    Wendy Alexander isn’t likeable and Cherie Blair’s book is rotten. Poor Mr Darling falls victim to the Edwina Currie Salmonella Paradox: getting into trouble for telling the truth. Probably explains why he doesn’t tell the truth very often.

  140. caz-m says:

    The BBC are refusing to set up an enquiry into child abuse involving one of their long time ex-employees, Rolf Harris.

    Child protection agencies are demanding that the BBC set this enquiry up to see if there are any links between Rolf Harris and other ex BBC employees like Jimmy Savile.

    As usual the BBC seem to think they know best.

    Nothing to see here, move along please.

  141. ronnie anderson says:

    @ Ian Brotherhood Message in O/T for You.

  142. Tasmanian says:

    “Why are you smi-ling? Why are you smi-ling at me? Do you think this is fun-ny? What’s so funny about having to clean up your own mother’s piss?”

  143. caz-m says:

    Ronnie Anderson,

    Did you see what BBC Scotland called our “Protest Against BBC Bias” Ronnie.

    They called it a “Pro Independence Demonstration”.

    Does that even make sense?

    So, I guess I will be seeing you at the next Pro Independence Demonstration at Pacific Quay on 27th July.

  144. Famous15 says:

    Just read that quote from Darling’s wife in the Guardian.One F and three C words aimed at the Brown’s next door. I thought people were joking. She is an unbelievabley vicious person .JoLo never sank so low…not quite!

  145. heedtracker says:

    @ caz-m, Jim Murphy says stop bullying the BBC, they’re only little, and if they have covered up, protected, looked the other way for decades while their peados and so on etc etc.

  146. Bugger (the Panda) says:

    famous 15

    Is she from Edinburgh?

    She lives, part time, in the most expensive street in Edinburgh, next door to Jakey Rolling.

    Does she wear knickers or just a fur coat

  147. Dorothy Devine says:

    Haven’t read all the comments yet so forgive me if this is a duplicate but I watched one interview when he was particularly honest – I think he was in his Hebridean retreat and his cups!

    He said that when the people of the UK found out what they had done and how they had messed up the economy they would be really “pissed off” – I have tried to find it since but it has vanished into the ether.

    The reason I remember it so well is that so few politicians have ever been so honest. Round about 2008 ,maybe someone else remembers it too?

  148. NODROG says:

    Would you buy a second hand car from A. Darling?

  149. heedtracker says:

    @ Dorothy Devine, is this the one? Lovely puff for a lovely chap. TeamGB media really loves Alistair as soon as he decided to save the union.

  150. B.Bomb says:

    Has anyone here read “The Psychopath Test” by Jon Ronson?

    It’s a pretty good read. It’s a serious subject but covered in a humorous yet thought provoking way.

    Give it a go and come to your own conclusions regarding the video(s) of Mr Darling.

  151. gordoz says:

    At Heart ! At Heart ! – a pretty straightforward guy.

  152. Grouse Beater says:

    Here’s another who dislikes power in the hands of anybody but himself:

    “George Galloway – Scourge of Scotland” – grousebeater.wordpress


  153. ronnie anderson says:

    @ Caz_M morning Caz yes am keeping abreast of events fae awe they TITS & YES I would’nt want to miss that Sack Race,mibbe Lynda & Jacqui will bring the kids along,face masks of your favourite NO MP/MSP campainer.

    Who,s got a roll of HAZARD TAPE ( to make the running lanes )

    A couple of Hesien Bags ( ah said hesien , no Lamentable ala Baillie )

    Now how would that be reported YES campainers in training

    to deliver Yes Magazine.

  154. Cyberniall says:

    I can’t wait for this Flipping-Eck debate!

    Get a lie detector on him and it will start clicking like flipper the dolphin!

  155. Tattie-bogle says:

    I have not read any of this article or the comments section but there are bits i would not use

  156. ronnie anderson says:

    @ NODROG noo dont you go malineing Second hand carsalesmen

    look at wee Bernie Ecclescake, he’s goat a big slice of F1

    raceing an he didnae git that by being honest,

    Knighthoods for Rouges OKOK.

  157. CameronB Brodie says:

    From yesterday, but this must be really embarrassing for the BBC and Labour. I think this could be counted as two in one shot, even though the language and grammar used in the click-through link is deliberately ambiguous, IMO. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Police said there was a maximum of 350 protesters, who carried flags and banners outside Pacific Quay, ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hitler Youth tweet Labour candidate resigns

  158. Capella says:

    O/T Hilarious front page news article in the London version of the BBC Home page – Why don’t the English Want More Power?

  159. Will Podmore says:

    Nice to see this vital constitutional debate being conducted here in such a rational manner. Play the ball, not the man.

  160. No no no...yes says:

    Here we go again:

    Also worth noting that Katy Wiles was also a BT spokesperson, so they are All dragged into the mire:

  161. ronnie anderson says:

    @ Cyberniall,awe naw anither change of venue fur the debate Jeremy Kyle show channel 5,is it a day time debate

  162. Grouse Beater says:

    Podmore: Play the ball, not the man.

    Difficult when the man utters balls.

  163. caz-m says:


    I have even got a wee idea for making an “S” for that BBC sign at their front door, the one that was above us on Sunday.

  164. CameronB Brodie says:

    Will Podmore
    Is it not a bit difficult to question the man’s honesty and competence, without playing the man? It is something I generally try to avoid, so I’d be interested if you can suggest an alternative approach.

  165. ronnie anderson says:

    @caz_m then its in yous capable hands its about 10″ make it a bit bigger 12″.

  166. ronnie anderson says:

    @ Will Podmore, We have had expereanced coaches in playing the political game Westminster troughfers/BT,
    man baw ,man baw,baw man,baw man, foul foul, nae rid card,where’s your qualification as a Referee.

  167. X_Sticks says:

    Ian Brotherhood says:

    “One way to stop Alistair Darling lying would be to have Jackie Baillie sit on his face.”

    IAN! Did you have to do that? The very thought. I’ll have to go clean up my keyboard now.

  168. Nick says:

    Aw Bless!

    Go watch it again and take a good look at the Eyebrows!! When he lies, because we know he does, and when he does, his eyebrows shoot up half way up his forehead!

  169. ronnie anderson says:

    @ X Sticks, thats what happens when you dont follow the WOS safety on line Rules Wrap up in KLINGFILM saves buying a new laptop lol.

  170. X_Sticks says:


    Maybe a marketing opportunity for CLANG-FILM?

  171. Bugger (the Panda) says:


    Be careful with the clingfilm if you are using a Mac Book.

    The Mac runs hot and uses the spaces around the key to ventilate the motherboard.

    Clingfilm could raise the temp and cause the board to konk out.

  172. kalmar says:

    Muscleguy: “That is some honeymoon and it is a joint child, father the competent and technocratic SNP and mother the dysfunctional car crash that is the Labour party.”

    Spot on! We wouldn’t be where we are today without Labour’s incompetence, infighting and weak PM of the day. If it’s a Yes vote I’ll be raising my glass to them as well as the SNP ๐Ÿ™‚

  173. ronnie anderson says:

    @ Bugger the Panda. Ah Mac Book did ye say, did you happen tae notice ma surnames no Carnagie.

  174. ronnie anderson says:

    @ X Sticks, noo dont gie the BT mob any ideas of making money

    CLANGERS FILM starring B Mac D / A Darling / Lamantable / Baillie / Rennie / Wee Ruthie starring Heid Honcho Cameron,
    awe ffs ah might as well write the script noo.

  175. X_Sticks says:

    ronnie anderson says:

    “awe ffs ah might as well write the script noo.”

    Hasn’t Goebbels written it already?

  176. Bugger (the Panda) says:

    X Sticks

    Naw, it is the Hitler bunker scene.

  177. Andy-B says:

    Did he just say that, I,m straight forward with people, the really frightening thing about that comment, is he actually believes he is.

  178. Lesley-Anne says:

    Is it true that this song is actualy A.A. Darling’s family anthem? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  179. David says:

    Darling: “I’m a pretty (inauduble mumble) guy.”

  180. David says:

    Or, with correct spelling…

    Darling: โ€œIโ€™m a pretty (inaudible mumble) guy.โ€

  181. Robert Louis says:

    I’ve just watched this again, and I laughed my socks off.

    Why does anybody believe a word Darling utters on the future of Scotland.? I fully expect he will be skewered (metaphorically) when he debates with Salmond, he has such a remarkable back catalogue of fluff. The gift that just keeps on giving.

    If only ‘bettertogetherukoknothanksvotenobordersjustsaynaw’ could find a REAL leader, you know, somebody with integrity and principles.

  182. Will Podmore says:

    X-sticks, good to see that it’s not only the SNP that gets accused of Nazism!
    Pots & kettles.
    The internet rule is now that the first one to mention Nazis has lost the argument.

  183. Paula Rose says:

    Was Goebbels a playwrite?

  184. donald anderson says:

    You should have seen him on Sunday getting a doing from Old Brillo Pad. He could not answer a question direct, only in hoary old cliques.

    I wouldn’t buy a second hand Labour election manifesto from this man.

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