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Lord Bell savages ‘pygmy’ Cameron

3 July 2013

3 July 2013

Lord Bell, AKA the King of Spin, made some noise at the annual Freedom Dinner (established by libertarians to mark the anniversary of the smoking ban) last night at Canary Wharf’s cavernous Boisdale. He had stern words for the anti-tobacco lobby:

‘There is not one shred of scientific evidence of the existence of passive smoking and it’s one of the more terrible lies told by a democratically elected government in the world.’

Bell, though, was only getting going. He aimed his real fire at some recent prime ministers, saying: ‘We could do that Blair devil eyes campaign, because he is actually the devil.’

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He expanded on the demonic theme (although it wasn’t quite clear who he was talking about):

‘There is a hell, a hell on earth and the devil is in Downing Street. There is a devil, and that devil is compassion. The devil tells us that if we do not care about certain things then we are evil.’

Lord Bell did not spare the Heir to Blair either:

‘We have a non-elected government, this government has no mandate. And after the next election they will probably add apples to pears and claim to have an electoral mandate and probably perform as badly as this government has performed.’

The silver haired assassin was still not done:

‘Why do people seem like pygmies these days? Because they are. I’ve worked for Thatcher – she was a giant. I worked for FW De Klerk – who single handedly ended Apartheid. Politicians today are pygmies.’

I imagine that this interpretation of South African history will upset some people; but it was refreshing to hear a spin-merchant actually speak his mind.


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  • rightthewrong

    Lord de Chanson does not appear in Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage. But
    he tells people that this is his real name – it was changed from Craig Tuck by
    deed poll in 1992. In 1995, Craig Tuck was convicted of four counts of
    obtaining money by deception at Bradford Crown Court. This venture went bust,
    leaving publications where he had advertised, and others, out of pocket. In
    1998, he was jailed for accounting irregularities.

  • Peter Bailey

    The above poster: Lord De Chanson alias Mr Craig Tuck, alias Mr Roland
    Lybird is a convicted criminal and well known fraudster. In 1985 he was convicted
    of four cases of deception. In 1998 he was imprisoned for accounting
    irregularities. Business history: First
    bankruptcy 1990. A further bankruptcy in
    2004 of Roland Lybird London Ltd. Current business venture: Global Investors
    Research, with registered business address The Flat, The Bakery, Sark, Channel
    Islands.

  • Lord de Chanson

    Sir David Barclay and Ex-Bankrupt Sir Frederick
    Barclay “exposed” in this unauthorised biography. The dark
    side – casinos – ex-business partners that anyone with an ounce of integrity
    would not touch with a barge pole. The Barclay Brothers Tax what Tax
    by Lord de Chanson – to be released shortly.

    • rightthewrong

      The above person Lord de Chanson does not appear in Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage. But
      he tells people that this is his real name – it was changed from Craig Tuck by
      deed poll in 1992. In 1995, Craig Tuck was convicted of four counts of
      obtaining money by deception at Bradford Crown Court. This venture went bust,
      leaving publications where he had advertised, and others, out of pocket. In
      1998, he was jailed for accounting irregularities.

  • Abhay

    Whatever event this was, it seems plain B/S was an integral component of it.

    ”annual Freedom Dinner”….”mark the anniversary of the smoking ban”

    That is unadulterated B/S. But it does not end there.

    ‘‘There is not one shred of scientific evidence of the existence of passive smoking”

    I don’t need any democratic govt or any other govt to tell me that. When I am hit by that whiff of tobacco crap, I KNOW it. I know it because my nose breathes it IN.

    Get that Lord Bell !!

  • welshdai

    Yes but Tony the phony Blair is still free?

  • Glenn Ludlow

    Lord Bell did not spare the Heir to Blair either: ‘We have a non-elected government, this government has no mandate.’

    Last time I looked we elected MPs not Governments. I also believe all the MPs making up the government were elected at the last election.

  • hyufd

    A bit of a generalisation, what about Jimmy Carter, Callaghan, Eden, Home, Vorster etc all came before Thatcher and De Klerk and were hardly giants. In any case there are still some heavyweight politicians about, look at Angela Merkel for example, maybe Vince Cable etc

    • Abhay

      Vince Cable is a giant…sure
      And you are a fire-breathing dragon…

      • hyufd

        I said heavyweight not giant, although Merkel was probably the better example to use admittedly

        • Abhay

          I am willing to concede that Cable is less of a lightweight as compared to his comrade leader Clegg.

  • sarahsmith232

    being called a pygmy by what seems to be a un-hinged nut is prob’ something Cameron would be glad of.

  • timinsingapore

    I assume it was not the drink?

  • Daniel Maris

    It’s a strange thing about these spin masters…wasn’t Alistair Campbell also found in a demented state in the street talking to himself?

  • Simon Semere

    ‘There is a devil, and that devil is compassion’, who would say that other than the devil himself!!

    • fubarroso

      Ayn Rand?

  • allymax bruce

    The devil in Downing Street jibe, was obviously Osborne.
    As for Demon Bliar; yes, the devil wears privilaged Israel medals, owns a church in Israel, and has Israel citizenship; what-a-kroch!

    • jjjj

      You and your Hamas/Hizbullah mates will soon be in the dustbin of history. Go and suck on your Pakistani lemon.

  • madasafish

    I take it that Lord Bell was not serious and just slyly pulling the legs of those present.

    Either that or he’s on a different planet..

  • agneau

    Do people PAY to attend this?

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